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Based on Mike Bayer's New York Times bestseller Best Self, a motivational, do-it-yourself workbook teaching you how to reinvent your life and live every day as your Best Self. In Best Self, Mike Bayer, known to his fans and followers as Coach Mike, empowered his readers to embrace authenticity, break through obstacles, and discover the freedom to be their best selves. By working through each of the Seven SPHERES of life-Social, Personal, Health, Education, Relationships, Employment, and Spiritual Development-Coach Mike distilled his wisdom into a focused guide to get real results. Now, Coach Mike, a regular on The Dr. Phil Show, expands upon his tried-and-true strategy for igniting change and shows you how to design a life that is deeply fulfilling. In this fully interactive workbook, Coach Mike builds on the revealing quizzes, provocative questionnaires, and paradigm-shifting prompts he introduced in Best Self. Using his important but tough questions and exercises, he can help anyone see what their Best Selves and Anti-Selves really look like. The truth is, we all show up in slightly different ways within each of our seven SPHERES. We behave differently when we are in parenting mode, versus career mode, and so on. That's to be expected to a degree, but where we run into trouble is when we aren't always acting as our Best Self within all of our SPHERES. This workbook helps the reader discover personalized strategies for consistently staying connected to and behaving authentically within each SPHERE, because if we aren't, then we run the risk of getting way out of balance in some areas of our lives. As a mental health specialist, a personal development coach, and an all-around change agent, Coach Mike understands our struggles intimately, because he's faced-and overcome-his own. With this essential handbook, he makes you see that change is possible. Be Your Best Self will give readers the tools to build a better life, in real-time.
Stop doubting your brilliance and start living your best life with Chessie King. Chessie's badass book is full of exercises, advice and motivation, inspired by her own journey from fitness blogger to brave, empowering body-positivity advocate.
A delightfully illustrated guide to harnessing the rhythms of nature for self-care. We could all learn a thing or two about living in balance from our friends in the plant and animal kingdom. Take, for example, the jellyfish, one of the most energy-efficient animals in the world, moving through the ocean by contracting and relaxing, with frequent breaks in between. Or the avocado tree, which can credit its existence to a mutually beneficial relationship with the pre-historic sloth, followed by some hungry, hungry humans and the advent of agriculture. And then there is the oyster, producing a pearl as the result of an immune response when a grain of sand invades her system. What better example exists of how adversity can produce something beautiful? We need look no farther than nature-from the habits of the porcupine to the sunflower to the wombat to the dragonfly-for small and simple things we can do to slow down, recharge, and living more thoughtfully, lovingly, and harmoniously. Wisdom From a Humble Jellyfish . . . is at once charming and scientific, packed with essential wisdom and practical tips worth borrowing from our plant and animal friends for life-changing self-care.
We humans are social animals. Our survival and success depend on our ability to operate within groups, but groups themselves can be places filled with danger, confusion or frustration. Whether sitting at the head of the table; part of a team, or working things out alone, our capacity to read what's going on, and to intervene effectively, can make or break a campaign; a business; a medal quest, even a family holiday. But, with so much going on, above and below the surface, how can we decide what to say and how to act in order to steer things in the right direction? In 20 accessible lessons taking you from theory to real-life application, Better Decisions sheds light on the enablers and blockers of effective decision-making; sets out frameworks through which to understand what's required and - above all - gives you tools and techniques to make better judgements, decisions and interventions right there, in the moment.
A humorous and insightful look into what advice works, what doesn't, and what it means to transform yourself, by the co-hosts of the popular By the Book podcast. In each episode of their podcast By the Book, Jolenta Greenberg and Kristen Meinzer take a deep dive into a different self-help book, following its specific instructions, rules, and advice to the letter. From diet and productivity to decorating to social interactions, they try it all, record themselves along the way, then share what they've learned with their devoted and growing audience of fans who tune in. In How to Be Fine, Jolenta and Kristen synthesize the lessons and insights they've learned and share their experiences with everyone. How to Be Fine is a thoughtful look at the books and practices that have worked, real talk on those that didn't, and a list of philosophies they want to see explored in-depth. The topics they cover include: Getting off your device Engaging in positive self-talk Downsizing Admitting you're a liar Meditation Going outside Getting in touch with your emotions Seeing a therapist Before they began their podcast, Jolenta wanted to believe the promises of self-help books, while Kristen was very much the skeptic. They embraced their differences of opinion, hoping they'd be good for laughs and downloads. But in the years since launching the By the Book, they've come to realize their show is about much more than humor. In fact, reading and following each book's advice has actually changed and improved their lives. Thanks to the show, Kristen penned the Amish romance novel she'd always joked about writing, traveled back to her past lives, and she broached some difficult conversations with her husband about their marriage. Jolenta finally memorized her husband's phone number, began tracking her finances, and fell in love with cutting clutter. Part memoir, part prescriptive handbook, this honest, funny, and heartfelt guide is like a warm soul-baring conversation with your closest and smartest friends.
In Becoming Bulletproof, former Secret Service Agent Evy Poumpouras shares the insights and skills she has learned from one of the oldest elite security forces in the world - to help you prepare for stressful situations, instantly read people, influence how you're perceived, and live a more fearless life. As a 5'2 Greek woman, Evy wasn't exactly a typical Secret Service Agent, but she excelled throughout gruelling training, in clandestine interrogation rooms, and protecting President Obama in the White House. She offers a guide to empowerment, mental strength, and overcoming fear and abuse - a guide to becoming bulletproof. Alongside rare behind-the-scenes glimpses, an exploration of the psychology of criminal behaviour and tricks of interrogation, Evy demonstrates how to heighten our natural instincts to detect BS, develop grit and resilience, and move from fearful to fearless.
In a series of essays that explore the notion of what brings significance to our existences, clarifying why we have this longing beyond the present moment and an insatiable dissatisfaction with where we are, scholar Frank Martela tackles the subject of finding meaning in life. With beautiful decorative elements and an engaging design, the book approaches its subject in a readily digestible form. It grapples with some of life's most pressing questions, like Is happiness a worthy goal? and What is the foundation for meaning in a secular society? and Is life an existential void? yet Martela answers these questions and more in a relaxed, conversational tone and with a wry sense of humor, placing some of life's greatest philosophical concerns and quandaries into a modern-day context. Martela quickly and concisely gets to the heart of the matter: your place in the world and how to find meaning in life as countless thinkers and philosophers have done before, yet the emphasis here is on what we do with the life we have and how we can make it more meaningful. Part prescriptive and part armchair philosophy book, A Wonderful Life is accessible to everyone, from the well-read scholar to the apprentice as well as anyone curious about how to extract the greatest meaning and sense of purpose from their existence.
**WIN A FREE WELLNESS HOLIDAY IN THAILAND WITH HEALTH & FITNESS TRAVEL - SEE COVER FOR DETAILS** Self-care is daily nourishment that gives us a fighting chance to minimize illness, fatigue, depression and anxiety. Central to the idea of self-care is the idea that taking care of yourself is not selfish and offers essential ways to stress-proof your body and mind. In this beautiful little book, Suzy offers 30 self-care practices for the reader to choose from depending on what they need. Chapters include practices for: - Rest & relaxation - Energy boosters - Mind management - Emotional first aid
Neuroscience of Enduring Change is founded on the premise that all major psychotherapy modalities producing enduring change do so by virtue of corrective emotional experiences that alter problematic memories through the process of reconsolidation. This book is unique in linking basic science concepts to clinical research and clinical application. Experts in each area address each of the basic science and clinical topics. No other book addresses a general mechanism of change in psychotherapy in combination with the basic science underpinning it. This book is also unique in bringing the latest neuroimaging evidence and cutting-edge conceptual approaches to bear in understanding how psychological and behavioral treatment approaches bring about lasting change in the brain. Clinicians will benefit from the detailed discussion of basic mechanisms that underpin their clinical interventions and will be challenged to consider how their approach to therapy might be adjusted to optimize the opportunities for enduring change. Researchers will benefit from authoritative reviews of extant knowledge and a clear description of the research agenda going forward. The cross-fertilization between the research and clinical domains is evident throughout.