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How to Be Human: An Autistic Man's Guide to Life Audiobook

How to Be Human: An Autistic Man's Guide to Life

Author: Jory Fleming Narrator: Jory Fleming, Lyric Winik Release Date: April 2021

An unforgettable, unconventional narrative that examines the many ways to be fully human, told by the first young adult with autism to attend Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. As a child, Jory Fleming was wracked by uncontrollable tantrums, had no tolerance for people, and couldn't manage the outside world. Slightly more than a decade later, he was bound for England, selected to attend one of the world's premier universities. How to Be Human explores life amid a world constructed for neurotypical brains when yours is not. But the miracle of this book is that instead of dwelling on Jory's limitations, those who inhabit the neurotypical world will begin to better understand their own: they will contemplate what language cannot say, how linear thinking leads to dead ends, and how nefarious emotions can be, particularly when, in Jory's words, they are "weaponized." Through a series of deep, personal conversations with writer Lyric Winik, Jory makes a compelling case for logical empathy based on rational thought, asks why we tolerate friends who see us as a means to an end, and explains why he believes personality is a choice. Most movingly, he discusses how, after many hardships, he maintains a deep, abiding faith: "With people, I don't understand what goes in and what comes out, and how to relate," he says. "But I can always reconnect with my relationship with my Creator." Join Jory and Lyric as they examine what it means to be human and ultimately how each of us might become a better one. Jory asks us to consider: Who has value? What is a disability? And how do we correct the imbalances we see in the world? How to Be Human shows us the ways a beautifully different mind can express the very best of our shared humanity.

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The Sleeping Beauties: And Other Stories of Mystery Illness Audiobook

The Sleeping Beauties: And Other Stories of Mystery Illness

Author: Suzanne O'sullivan Narrator: Suzanne O'sullivan Release Date: April 2021

'In my view the best science writer around – a true descendant of Oliver Sacks.' Sathnam Sanghera, author of The Boy with the Topknot In Sweden, refugee children fall asleep for months and years at a time. In upstate New York, high school students develop contagious seizures. In the US Embassy in Cuba, employees complain of headaches and memory loss after hearing strange noises in the night. These disparate cases are some of the most remarkable diagnostic mysteries of the twenty-first century, as both doctors and scientists have struggled to explain them within the boundaries of medical science and – more crucially – to treat them. What unites them is that they are all examples of a particular type of psychosomatic illness: medical disorders that are influenced as much by the idiosyncratic aspects of individual cultures as they are by human biology. Inspired by a poignant encounter with the sleeping refugee children of Sweden, Wellcome Prize-winning neurologist Suzanne O’Sullivan travels the world to visit other communities who have also been subject to outbreaks of so-called ‘mystery’ illnesses. From a derelict post-Soviet mining town in Kazakhstan, to the Mosquito Coast of Nicaragua via an oil town in Texas, to the heart of the Maria Mountains in Colombia, O’Sullivan hears remarkable stories from a fascinating array of people, and attempts to unravel their complex meaning while asking the question: who gets to define what is and what isn’t an illness? Reminiscent of the work of Oliver Sacks, Stephen Grosz and Henry Marsh, The Sleeping Beauties is a moving and unforgettable scientific investigation with a very human face.

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A Cure for Darkness: The story of depression and how we treat it Audiobook

A Cure for Darkness: The story of depression and how we treat it

Author: Alex Riley Narrator: Alex Riley Release Date: April 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. What is depression? Is it a persistent low mood or a complex range of symptoms? Is it a single diagnosis or a range of mental disorders requiring different treatments? And is there a way of curing such a complex, and diverse, condition? A sufferer of depression himself, science writer Alex Riley has spent years thinking about these issues as he was prescribed antidepressants and underwent cognitive behavioural therapy. Throughout his treatment, he wondered-are antidepressants effective? Do short-term talking therapies actually work? And what is on the horizon for those who don't respond to these first-line treatments? A Cure for Darkness explores all of these questions and more, as the author embarks on a journey to illuminate one of the world's most prevalent disorders. Weaving personal and family history, the book tracks treatments through centuries of science, from the 'talking cure' to electroconvulsive therapy to magic mushrooms. Reporting on the field of global mental health from its colonial past to the present day, Riley discovers new and exciting therapies, including how a group of grandmothers stands on the frontline of a mental health revolution. A gripping narrative journey, A Cure for Darkness delves deep into the science of mental health and finds hope at the new frontiers of treatment. 'Boldly ambitious, deeply affecting, and magisterial in scope' Steve Silberman, author of Neurotribes © Alex Riley 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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Walking Toward Peace: Veterans Healing on America's Trails Audiobook

Walking Toward Peace: Veterans Healing on America's Trails

Author: Cindy Ross Narrator: Pam Ward Release Date: April 2021

Walking Toward Peace shares the intimate stories of veterans who, post-deployment, have wrestled with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Through a process called 'ecotherapy,' spending time in nature to promote healing and mental health, they have found new tools to deal with issues that have resulted from combat experiences: survivor's guilt, nightmares, lack of trust, depression, hypervigilance, thoughts of suicide, and lack of purpose. Some veterans profiled here have gone to extremes, spending months on long-distance expeditions, like hiking the 3,100-mile Continental Divide Trail or canoeing the 2,320-mile Mississippi River. For many others, however, brief excursions in the outdoors offer an opportunity for healing. Author Cindy Ross examines current research and perspectives of professional therapists and provides information on organizations devoted to healing veterans in the outdoors. Veterans share their stories, frequently as they sit by a campfire, describing wartime traumas and their present lives. Through their collective voices what becomes clear is that anyone suffering from any form of PTSD may discover the powerful comfort and healing that can be found in the outdoors.

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High Conflict: Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out Audiobook

High Conflict: Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out

Author: Amanda Ripley Narrator: Amanda Ripley Release Date: April 2021

When we are baffled by the insanity of the "other side"—in our politics, at work, or at home—it's because we aren't seeing how the conflict itself has taken over. That's what "high conflict" does. It's the invisible hand of our time. And it's different from the useful friction of healthy conflict. That's good conflict, and it's a necessary force that pushes us to be better people. High conflict, by contrast, is what happens when discord distills into a good-versus-evil kind of feud, the kind with an us and a them. In this state, the normal rules of engagement no longer apply. The brain behaves differently. We feel increasingly certain of our own superiority and, at the same time, more and more mystified by the other side. In a lively audio production with sound clips from individuals and situations she discusses in the book, New York Times bestselling author and award-winning journalist Amanda Ripley investigates how good people get captured by high conflict—and how they break free. Our journey begins in California, where a world-renowned conflict expert struggles to extract himself from a political feud. Then we meet a Chicago gang leader who dedicates his life to a vendetta—only to find himself working beside the man who killed his childhood idol. Next, we travel to Colombia, to find out whether thousands of people can be nudged out of high conflict at scale. Finally, we return to America to see what happens when a group of liberal Manhattan Jews and conservative Michigan corrections officers choose to stay in each other's homes in order to understand one another better. All these people, in dramatically different situations, were drawn into high conflict by similar forces, including conflict entrepreneurs, humiliation, and false binaries. But ultimately, all of them found ways to transform high conflict into something good, something that made them better people. They rehumanized and recatego­rized their opponents, and they revived curiosity and wonder, even as they continued to fight for what they knew was right. People do escape high conflict. Individuals—even entire communities—can short-circuit the feedback loops of outrage and blame, if they want to. This is a mind-opening new way to think about conflict that will transform how we move through the world. Featuring audio highlights from actual interviews, town hall meetings, and podcasts.

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Listen Like You Mean It: Reclaiming the Lost Art of True Connection Audiobook

Listen Like You Mean It: Reclaiming the Lost Art of True Connection

Author: Ximena Vengoechea Narrator: Ximena Vengoechea Release Date: April 2021

‘Could there be a more relevant book for our times? . . . Vengoechea implores us to truly hear other people (maybe for the first time) and is the perfect author of a book on why we should listen like we mean it’ Nir Eyal, bestselling author of Hooked and Indistractable Hear me out. Does this sound like you? You end a team meeting and can’t recall a single thing that was said. You leave a conversation with a friend feeling disconnected and unfulfilled. You think you and your boss are on the same page, only to find out you haven’t been meeting expectations. Fortunately, listening, like any communication skill, can be improved, and Ximena Vengoechea can show you how. As a user researcher, she has spent nearly a decade facilitating hundreds of conversations at LinkedIn, Twitter and Pinterest. It’s her job to uncover the truth behind how people use, and really think about, her company’s products. In Listen Like You Mean It, she reveals the tips and tricks of the trade, including: – How to quickly build rapport with strangers – Which questions help people unlock what they need to say – When it’s time to throw out the script entirely – How to recover from listener’s drain

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Happy Retirement - The Psychology of Reinvention: A Practical Guide to Planning and Enjoying the Ret Audiobook

Happy Retirement - The Psychology of Reinvention: A Practical Guide to Planning and Enjoying the Ret

Author: Tba Narrator: Bethan Dixon Release Date: April 2021

A practical guide to planning and enjoying retirement Approaching retirement age and feeling daunted by the change? Or thinking of early retirement and wondering where to start? Let this audiobook be your guide to entering the next phase of life. Covering every stage of the retirement process, this comprehensive guide to a happy retirement is full of practical advice, grounded in psychological research. Self-analysis questions help to apply the insights you'll gain to your own situation, providing a roadmap for managing change in the best way for you. Retirement: The Psychology of Reinvention answers all your questions at every stage: making plans, transitioning to retirement, and settling in for the long-haul. Learn how to reinvent yourself and ensure you have a happy retirement. Consultant Kenneth S. Shultz, PhD: Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB), Professor Shultz specializes in issues relating to aging and the workplace. He teaches classes in industrial and organizational psychology - as well as aging workforce issues - at both undergraduate and graduate level. In addition, he is the Interim Director for the Center on Aging at CSUSB, which seeks to understand the concerns and enhance the wellbeing of older people. He has made more than 100 professional presentations and published approximately 50 peer-reviewed articles, 10 book chapters, and four books in his field of specialization. Professor Shultz was also recently the recipient of his university's prestigious Outstanding Professor Award. © 2021 Dorling Kindersley Ltd © 2021 DK Audio

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The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence Audiobook

The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence

Author: Jessica Lahey Narrator: Jessica Lahey Release Date: April 2021

“The Addiction Inoculation is a vital look into best practices parenting. Writing as a teacher, a mother, and, as it happens, a recovering alcoholic, Lahey's stance is so compassionate, her advice so smart, any and all parents will benefit from her hard-won wisdom.” —Peggy Orenstein, author of Girls & Sex and Boys & Sex In this supportive, life-saving resource, the New York Times bestselling author of The Gift of Failure helps parents and educators understand the roots of substance abuse and identify who is most at risk for addiction, and offers practical steps for prevention. Jessica Lahey was born into a family with a long history of alcoholism and drug abuse. Despite her desire to thwart her genetic legacy, she became an alcoholic and didn’t find her way out until her early forties. Jessica has worked as a teacher in substance abuse programs for teens, and was determined to inoculate her two adolescent sons against their most dangerous inheritance. All children, regardless of their genetics, are at some risk for substance abuse. According to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, teen drug addiction is the nation’s largest preventable and costly health problem. Despite the existence of proven preventive strategies, nine out of ten adults with substance use disorder report they began drinking and taking drugs before age eighteen.  The Addiction Inoculation is a comprehensive resource parents and educators can use to prevent substance abuse in children. Based on research in child welfare, psychology, substance abuse, and developmental neuroscience, this essential guide provides evidence-based strategies and practical tools adults need to understand, support, and educate resilient, addiction-resistant children. The guidelines are age-appropriate and actionable—from navigating a child’s risk for addiction, to interpreting signs of early abuse, to advice for broaching difficult conversations with children.  The Addiction Inoculation is an empathetic, accessible resource for anyone who plays a vital role in children’s lives—parents, teachers, coaches, or pediatricians—to help them raise kids who will grow up healthy, happy, and addiction-free. Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

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Ambiguous Loss: Learning to Live with Unresolved Grief Audiobook

Ambiguous Loss: Learning to Live with Unresolved Grief

Author: Pauline Boss, Ph.D. Narrator: Rosemary Benson Release Date: April 2021

When a loved one dies we mourn our loss. We take comfort in the rituals that mark the passing, and we turn to those around us for support. But what happens when there is no closure, when a family member or a friend who may be still alive is lost to us nonetheless? How, for example, does the mother whose soldier son is missing in action, or the family of an Alzheimer's patient who is suffering from severe dementia, deal with the uncertainty surrounding this kind of loss? In this sensitive and lucid account, Pauline Boss explains that, all too often, those confronted with such ambiguous loss fluctuate between hope and hopelessness. Suffered too long, these emotions can deaden feeling and make it impossible for people to move on with their lives. Yet the central message of this book is that they can move on. Drawing on her research and clinical experience, Boss suggests strategies that can cushion the pain and help families come to terms with their grief. Her work features the heartening narratives of those who cope with ambiguous loss and manage to leave their sadness behind, including those who have lost family members to divorce, immigration, adoption, chronic mental illness, and brain injury. With its message of hope, this eloquent book offers guidance and understanding to those struggling to regain their lives.

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The Real You: How to Escape Your Limitations and Become the Person You Were Born to Be Audiobook

The Real You: How to Escape Your Limitations and Become the Person You Were Born to Be

Author: Andrew Parr Narrator: Andrew Parr Release Date: April 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. If you could change one thing about the way you think, feel or behave today, what would it be? We all have things that hold us back in life, preventing us from achieving true success and happiness. Andrew Parr has written the ultimate guide to escaping, resolving, and over-coming the self-imposed limitations that we all believe are true or unchangeable. When we let go of our limitations, exciting new possibilities and opportunities become available. The Real You will give you the motivation and courage you need to do this successfully. If feelings of doubt, fear and inadequacy constantly cloud your life, then Andrew Parr's E.S.C.A.P.E. process is guaranteed to renew your confidence, optimism and determination. No matter what you're going through, or the limitations you'd like to be free of, Andrew instils confidence that there is always a way. The Real You is the catalyst for personal growth, persistence and transformation that we all need. It's time to face your fears and let Andrew Parr guide you through the process of becoming the person you were born to be. © Andrew Parr 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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8 Keys to Mental Health Through Exercise Audiobook

8 Keys to Mental Health Through Exercise

Author: Christina Hibbert Narrator: Allyson Ryan Release Date: April 2021

Inspiring strategies from a wellness expert for keeping fit, relieving stress, and strengthening emotional well-being. We all know that exercise is good for physical health, but recently, a wealth of data has proven that exercise also contributes to overall mental well-being. Routine exercise alleviates stress and anxiety, moderates depression, relieves chronic pain, and improves self-esteem. In this inspiring book, Christina Hibbert, a clinical psychologist and expert on women's mental health, grief, and self-esteem, explains the connections between exercise and mental well-being and offers listeners step-by-step strategies for sticking to fitness goals, overcoming motivation challenges and roadblocks to working out, and maintaining a physically and emotionally healthy exercise regimen. This book will help listeners to get moving, stay moving, and maintain the inspiration they need to reap the mental health benefits of regular exercise. The eight keys include improving self-esteem with exercise, exercising as a family, getting motivated, changing how you think about exercise, and the FITT principle for establishing an effective exercise routine.

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Level Up: Your Mental Toughness Boot Camp Audiobook

Level Up: Your Mental Toughness Boot Camp

Author: Michelle Ribeiro Narrator: Zara Eden Release Date: April 2021

Reach your peak psychological potential with these 120 activities that challenge and build emotional strength, flexibility, and resiliency so you can overcome any obstacle. Mental toughness no longer has to be reserved for Navy Seals, world-class athletes, or high-powered CEOs. Now you can also experience this trait to help you succeed and reach your peak potential. You can train yourself to take on these challenges with ease. In Level Up, learn how to tackle any obstacle with composure, clear thinking, and dexterity. This activity-based book builds your mental strength through 120 exercises, prompts, quizzes, and more. These exercises will help you increase your mental focus, emotional resiliency, and psychological agility, all of which allow you to constantly evaluate where you are and keep pushing you closer to your goals. Work through your aspirations without getting bogged down by the obstacles and experience mental toughness—no matter how hard things get.

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