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Assertiveness, motivation & self-esteem

See below for a selection of the latest books from Assertiveness, motivation & self-esteem category. Presented with a red border are the Assertiveness, motivation & self-esteem books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Assertiveness, motivation & self-esteem books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

The Outdoor Adventurer's Guide to Forest Bathing Using Shinrin-Yoku to Hike, Bike, Paddle, and Climb Your Way to Health and Happiness

The Outdoor Adventurer's Guide to Forest Bathing Using Shinrin-Yoku to Hike, Bike, Paddle, and Climb Your Way to Health and Happiness

Author: Suzanne, M.D. Bartlett Hackenmiller Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2019

The first and only guide to shinrin-yoku for the outdoor adventurer! With techniques tailored for hiking, mountain biking, paddling, climbing, trail-running, and cross-country skiing, this is the definitive guide to applying the healthy and rejuvenating practice of forest bathing to your favorite activities. Forest bathing techniques have been largely limited to use while walking and hiking, but now The Outdoor Adventurer's Guide to Forest Bathing will guide mountain bikers, paddlers, trail-runners, cross-country skiers, and climbers as they reap the benefits of forest bathing while enjoying their favorite activities. With invitations tailored for each specific sport and stunning color photography throughout, this book will enhance the outdoor enthusiast's love of the outdoors while improving their overall wellbeing. Inside you'll find: *Sport-specific invitations to enhance the benefits and enjoyment of each activity *Information on trail stewardship, Leave No Trace principles, and best practices while out on the trail, waterway, rock, or route *Athlete testimonials from each sport's most successful stars, highlighting their own experiences using mindfulness in the outdoors *Sidebars discussing foraging techniques, mental and physical health benefits, neurodiversity, and many more topics The Outdoor Adventurer's Guide to Forest Bathing is the only book you'll need to get up, get out, and feel better!

Words That Heal and Uplift Encouragement and Inspiration for Getting Through Difficult Times

Words That Heal and Uplift Encouragement and Inspiration for Getting Through Difficult Times

Author: Cyrus Webb Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/08/2019

Cyrus Webb listens for a living. As host of a highly popular and beloved radio interview show, he has mastered the art of the right quote at the right time. In this upbeat guide, he has gathered his favorite wise words to help readers power their lives with the positive. We have all weathered a lot of storms in recent times, literally with hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, and what seems like unrelenting strife in our daily discourse. We all need reminders of we truly value in our life - family, friendship, community, leadership, service, helping others. As inspirational as it is instructive, Webb's treasury of moving and meaningful sayings spurs readers to live life to the fullest. Readers can take this book on the go to get a quick shot of inspiration at any time, or they can select one quote every day for in-depth thought and meditation. However readers choose to use these uplifting and inspiring quotes, they all have the potential to be life-changing.

When Your Best Isn't Good Enough Breaking Free from Perfectionism

When Your Best Isn't Good Enough Breaking Free from Perfectionism

Author: Dr. Kevin Leman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/08/2019

Are you an expert at finding flaws within yourself? Do you tend to procrastinate, set unrealistic goals, or continually try to please others? Writing in his warm and direct style, Dr. Kevin Leman shows you how to value your talents and gifts and accept your shortcomings. He shows how the way we develop as a child determines our degree of success or failure as an adult and explains how, regardless of the past, each person can develop a healthy lifestyle today. Dr. Leman also shows you how to apply these same principles in raising children with healthy self-esteem. If you want to make a positive change in your life, this is the place to start.

Top Five Regrets of the Dying A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing

Top Five Regrets of the Dying A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing

Author: Bronnie Ware Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/08/2019

'This book had a profound effect on my life.' - Dr Wayne W. Dyer, bestselling author of I Can See Clearly Now Bronnie was looking for a 'job with heart'. Through circumstance, she became a carer to the dying. Over the years that she assisted people to the end of their lives, Bronnie continuously heard them expressing the same regrets over and over again. Struck by the common threads between these regrets, she wrote a blog post about them, called 'The Top Five Regrets of the Dying'. In just one year, it had reached 3 million views. Based on Bronnie's original blog post of the same name, the book expands on the experiences that taught her that the regrets of the dying are lessons to be learned, and that by applying these to our own life we can make the right choices for ourselves, right now. Bronnie's inspiring and honest journey will inspire readers to be kinder, more compassionate and more present in their life.

How I Stayed Alive When My Brain Was Trying to Kill Me, Revised Edition One Person's Guide to Suicide Prevention

How I Stayed Alive When My Brain Was Trying to Kill Me, Revised Edition One Person's Guide to Suicide Prevention

Author: Susan Rose Blauner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2019

NOW WITH A NEW CHAPTER AND AN UPDATED RESOURCES SECTION Suicide has touched the lives of nearly half of all Americans, yet it is rarely talked about openly. In her highly acclaimed book, Susan Blauner-a survivor of multiple suicide attempts-offers guidance and hope for those contemplating ending their lives and for their loved ones. Each word written with thoughtful intent; each story told with the deepest of honesty and humility, and in doing so Blauner puts forward a life-saving book. -Daniel J. Reidenberg, PsyD, Executive Director, Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (www.save.org) I continued to romanticize my death by suicide: who would find me; what I'd look like. I spent hundreds of hours planning my funeral, imagining the remorse of my family and friends. I wrote good-bye letters, composed wills, and disrupted the lives of everyone close to me. Then reality hit. -Susan Rose Blauner The statistics on suicide are staggering. The World Health Organization estimates that nearly 800,000 people die by suicide every year, which is one person every 40 seconds, and for each completed suicide there may be twenty or more attempts. In How I Stayed Alive When My Brain Was Trying to Kill Me, Susan Blauner is the perfect emissary for a message of hope and a program of action for these millions of people. A survivor of multiple suicide attempts, she explains the complex feelings and fantasies that surround suicidal thoughts. In a direct, nonjudgmental, and loving voice, she offers affirmations and suggestions for those experiencing life-ending thoughts, and for their friends and family. With an introduction by Bernie Siegel, M.D., this important, timely book has now been updated with a revised resources section, and a new chapter on the author's experiences since the book's initial publication.

How to Stay Human in a F*cked-Up World Mindfulness Practices for Real Life

How to Stay Human in a F*cked-Up World Mindfulness Practices for Real Life

Author: Tim Desmond Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2019

How can we be more mindful when the world is this f*cked up? How to Stay Human in a F*cked Up World is the fresh, engaging answer to this important question. If you've tried mindfulness before and failed, we get it. Likely you were told to sit on a pillow in a dark room, meditate, or count your breaths. But mindfulness isn't about separating ourselves from the problems in the world. Instead, it is about re-learning how to get out there, connect with the suffering of every living being and in so doing, embrace your own personal suffering to heal, transform, grow, and finally find peace. Tim Desmond-an esteemed Buddhist philosopher who has lectured on psychology at both Harvard and Yale and studied under Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh-has spent his life cultivating new ways to bridge the gap between the ancient tradition of mindfulness and modern life. With How to Stay Human in a F*cked Up World Desmond gets right to the heart of our collective pain with a life-changing mindfulness practice for surviving the sometimes-miserable world we live in, featuring strategies and guidance you can start using to feel more connected, joyful, and present today.

The Magic of Thinking Big (Vermilion Life Essentials)

The Magic of Thinking Big (Vermilion Life Essentials)

Author: David J Schwartz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2019

More than 6 million readers around the world have improved their lives by reading The Magic of Thinking Big. First published in 1959, David J Schwartz's classic teachings are as powerful today as they were then. Practical, empowering and hugely engaging, this book will not only inspire you, it will give you the tools to change your life for the better - starting from now. His step-by-step approach will show you how to- - Defeat disbelief and the negative power it creates - Make your mind produce positive thoughts - Plan a concrete success-building programme - Do more and do it better by turning on your creative power - Capitalise on the power of NOW Updated for the 21st century, this is your go-to guide to a better life, starting with the way you think.

Hustle Believe Receive An 8-Step Plan to Changing Your Life and Living Your Dream

Hustle Believe Receive An 8-Step Plan to Changing Your Life and Living Your Dream

Author: Sarah Centrella Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2019

In Hustle Believe Receive, Sarah Centrella, author of the internationally popular blog Thoughts.Stories.Life., proves that anyone, no matter where they start from, can change their life, achieve success, and live their dream. As a single mom living on food stamps, Sarah completely changed her life of poverty to enable her to live her dream in just eighteen months. Sarah discovered the tools to change her life after her husband abandoned her and their three small children in 2008. Her story has impacted hundreds of thousands worldwide through her simple eight-step plan for achieving success known as the #HBRMethod. The book, now in paperback, features fifty-one inspiring stories of people who believe in Sarah's message, each of whom she personally interviewed for this book. They include: NFL star running back Jonathan Stewart; NBA power forward Anthony Tolliver; famed artist Victor Matthews; best-selling author Laura Munson; middle weight world boxing champion Daniel Jacobs; CEO Ryan Blair; and Morgan Stanley executive director Kimberley Hatchett, among many others. Hustle Believe Receive shows how these stories are connected, and how Sarah, a single mom from Oregon, manages to bring them all together in the most unlikely way. Hustle Believe Receive contains true tales of how real people are living the impossible. This book answers the question of How did they do that? and, more importantly, how you can too.

Wisdom for Living Learning to Follow Your Inner Guidance

Wisdom for Living Learning to Follow Your Inner Guidance

Author: Reynold Ruslan Feldman, Sharon Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/07/2019

We live in uncertain, even dangerous times. If we were ships, we'd be traveling in rough waters and dense fog. Without a navigation system, we'd soon be sunk - literally. We need to know where and how to navigate to keep ourselves safe as we pursue our individual life journeys. Wisdom for Living is an invaluable resource and guide for strengthening, developing, and accessing your own inherent wisdom nature. Each of us comes hard-wired with the equipment needed to navigate the rough waters of life. This equipment is our intuition or gut feelings, available to all. Yet like the GPS in a car or phone, we need to learn to access, use, and trust it. These short essays suggest how you can find wisdom in a variety of people, places, and things. You are encouraged to keep a wisdom journal (WJ) in which you respond to a motivating question at the end of each essay. In this way, you will create a personal handbook for guiding your life while using your inner guidance to deal with challenges.

The Bottom of the Pool Thinking Beyond Your Boundaries to Achieve Extraordinary Results

The Bottom of the Pool Thinking Beyond Your Boundaries to Achieve Extraordinary Results

Author: Andy Andrews Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/07/2019

This is how it's done. This is why it's done this way. This is the result you can expect if you do it. These three pieces of information inform a conclusion about every part of each of our lives. Yet it is these three pieces of information that most often set an insidious trap-a trap that has held the imaginations of generations captive to the belief that because they are doing the best they can do, they are accomplishing the best that can be done. And while each of these three statements are true, not one of them is the truth. Dive deeper with bestselling author Andy Andrews as he shares his unique philosophy regarding foundational thinking. Through his unique and captivating storytelling, Andy helps you search for the reality that lies beyond the boundaries established in the name of best practices, industry standards, or the way things are done. For it's at the bottom of the pool that you discover a pathway to extraordinary results that most people in your position do not even know are possible. We've learned to trust Andy Andrews to bring words of inspiration, practical instruction, and wise counsel. This volume promises to bring the same to all who are blessed to read it. - Max Lucado, pastor and New York Times bestselling author

Super Thinking Upgrade Your Reasoning and Make Better Decisions with Mental Models

Super Thinking Upgrade Your Reasoning and Make Better Decisions with Mental Models

Author: Gabriel Weinberg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/06/2019

Turn yourself into a superthinker and make the right decisions every time. You want to make better decisions. You want to be right more of the time professionally and personally. However, being more right consistently is a hard problem because the world is such a complex, evolving place. How do you navigate this complexity? Mental models are decision-making tools that guide our perception of the world and our behaviour in it. They help us understand life, make decisions and solve problems. The best models help us make intelligent investments, develop ground-breaking technologies and even travel to outer space. - Note your frame of reference before debating someone with different political views. If you understand how your perspective contrasts with someone else's you can prevent the conversation from getting hostile. - Apply the sunk cost fallacy to the end of a doomed project. Just because you've put a lot of hours into it doesn't mean that you have to keep going. - Before blaming someone, consider Hanlon's Razor, 'Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by carelessness'. - Try to solve mysteries with Occam's Razor, 'Among competing hypotheses, the one with the fewest assumptions should be selected'. When you hear hoof beats, think of horses not zebras. Building on our knowledge of well-known models such as the Bandwagon Effect or Paradigm Shift and introducing us to the lesser known like the Eisenhower Matrix or the Boiling Frog Symbol, this indispensable book distils the most effective mental models into a single, digestible volume. It will make even the most complex models accessible and engaging to enable you to make better, more informed decisions in every part of your life.