This Naked Mind

Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happiness & Change Your Life

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Annie Grace

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525537236

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

View: 4922

This Naked Mind has ignited a movement across the country, helping thousands of people forever change their relationship with alcohol. Many people question whether drinking has become too big a part of their lives, and worry that it may even be affecting their health. But, they resist change because they fear losing the pleasure and stress-relief associated with alcohol, and assume giving it up will involve deprivation and misery. This Naked Mind offers a new, positive solution. Here, Annie Grace clearly presents the psychological and neurological components of alcohol use based on the latest science, and reveals the cultural, social, and industry factors that support alcohol dependence in all of us. Packed with surprising insight into the reasons we drink, this book will open your eyes to the startling role of alcohol in our culture, and how the stigma of alcoholism and recovery keeps people from getting the help they need. With Annie's own extraordinary and candid personal story at its heart, this book is a must-read for anyone who drinks. This Naked Mind will give you freedom from alcohol. It removes the psychological dependence so that you will not crave alcohol, allowing you to easily drink less (or stop drinking). With clarity, humor, and a unique blend of science and storytelling, This Naked Mind will open the door to the life you have been waiting for. "You have given me my live back." --Katy F., Albuquerque, New Mexico "This is an inspiring and groundbreaking must-read. I am forever inspired and changed." --Kate S., Los Angeles, California "The most selfless and amazing book that I have ever read." --Bernie M., Dublin, Ireland

15 Things You Should Give Up to Be Happy

An Inspiring Guide to Discovering Effortless Joy

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Luminita D. Saviuc

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698182731

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

View: 4074

Based on a phenomenally popular blog post, a simple and counterintuitive approach to finding true joy When PurposeFairy.com founder Luminita Saviuc posted a list of things to let go in order to be happy, she had no idea that it would go viral, shared more than 1.2 million times and counting. Based on that inspiring post, this heartfelt book gives readers permission to give up--that is, to let go of the bad habits that are holding them back from achieving authentic happiness and living their best lives. Lessons include: · Give Up the Past · Give Up Your Limiting Beliefs · Give Up Blaming Others · Give Up the Need to Always Be Right · Give Up Labels · Give Up Attachment Simple yet wise, and informed by the author's own inspiring personal journey, this liberating little book presents a fresh twist on happiness advice: take a step back to reflect, and give yourself permission to let things go. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Sober Curious

The Blissful Sleep, Greater Focus, Limitless Presence, and Deep Connection Awaiting Us All on the Other Side of Alcohol

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Ruby Warrington

Publisher: HarperOne

ISBN: 9780062869036

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 5934

Club Soda founder and face of the sober curious movement, Ruby Warrington, offers an eye-opening new way to think about our relationship with alcohol, revealing the enormous benefits that come from unlearning the mindless habit of drinking and embracing the mindful, life-enhancing choice of sobriety: greater joy, clarity, confidence, and connection. Alcohol is intrinsic to American culture, from kegs at college parties and cocktails after work to wine at book club groups and beers at the stadium. Most of us who drink do so mindlessly: one glass of wine turns into two turns into a bottle. We may not have a “problem” with alcohol, but our drinking habits are contradictory to the healthful behaviors we want to cultivate, from choosing a plant-based diet to exercising and meditating. While alcohol can give us a temporary buzz—helping us feel loose and free—it ultimately makes us tired and queasy the morning after, depleting our confidence and natural enthusiasm for life. How different would your life be if you stopped drinking on autopilot? If you stopped drinking altogether? Sober Curious provides the answer. Written in Ruby Warrington’s nonjudgmental, witty, and warm voice and packed with concrete takeaways and prescriptive advice, Sober Curious demonstrates how alcohol is a weak imitation of the joy, inspiration, confidence, connection, and overall sense of aliveness that is cosmically generated from within. Combining journalism, research, expert interviews, and personal narrative, Ruby dismantles myths and helps you pursue your most fulfilling life—while offering a tantalizing glimpse of the well-being that awaits when you give up drinking. Warrington empowers you to enjoy exciting holidays, weddings, parties, and social outings without booze; to get through “sober firsts,”; and to navigate the diverse obstacles and pressures of our drinking culture. With Sober Curious you will learn to: Overcome FOMA (Fear of Missing Alcohol) Find a supportive Sober Curious crew Commit to lifelong physical wellbeing Build stronger relationships and friendships Discover your innate confidence Build mental fortitude and rebalance emotional wellbeing Unearth your inspired self that will contribute something valuable to the world Sober Curious is not about recovery. It is about finding your own path to a healthier relationship with alcohol, yourself, and the world around you—and radically transforming every area of your life.

Against Happiness

In Praise of Melancholy

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Eric G. Wilson

Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books

ISBN: 9781429944212

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 7378

Americans are addicted to happiness. When we're not popping pills, we leaf through scientific studies that take for granted our quest for happiness, or read self-help books by everyone from armchair philosophers and clinical psychologists to the Dalai Lama on how to achieve a trouble-free life: Stumbling on Happiness; Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment; The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living. The titles themselves draw a stark portrait of the war on melancholy. More than any other generation, Americans of today believe in the transformative power of positive thinking. But who says we're supposed to be happy? Where does it say that in the Bible, or in the Constitution? In Against Happiness, the scholar Eric G. Wilson argues that melancholia is necessary to any thriving culture, that it is the muse of great literature, painting, music, and innovation—and that it is the force underlying original insights. Francisco Goya, Emily Dickinson, Marcel Proust, and Abraham Lincoln were all confirmed melancholics. So enough Prozac-ing of our brains. Let's embrace our depressive sides as the wellspring of creativity. What most people take for contentment, Wilson argues, is living death, and what the majority takes for depression is a vital force. In Against Happiness: In Praise of Melancholy, Wilson suggests it would be better to relish the blues that make humans people.

Alcohol Explained

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: William Porter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781516997190

Category:

Page: 268

View: 8002

Alcohol Explained is the definitive, ground-breaking guide to alcohol and alcohol addiction. It explains how alcohol affects human beings on a chemical, physiological and psychological level, from our first drinks right up to chronic alcoholism. Despite being entirely scientific and factual in nature the book is presented in an accessible and easily understandable format.For those with an alcohol problem it will explain why they have a problem and what they can do about it. For those who are unsure whether they have a problem or not it provides them with firm guidance. For those who have someone close to them who has an alcohol problem it will help them to understand what that person is going through, how they ended up where they are, and what they can do to help them. However this is not just a book for people with links to problem drinking, it is compulsive reading for anyone who has ever, or will ever, drink an alcoholic drink. How many people have inadvertently drunk too much on occasion? Virtually every drinker on the planet has done that! But how many people have actually stopped to think why? There is in fact a logical, scientific explanation for this phenomenon, it is fully and simply explained in this book.Even for those who have never imbibed alcohol this book provides a fascinating insight into addiction generally and, more specifically, into a substance that has pervaded our society to such a great extent that it is now an integral part of our culture.

The God-Shaped Brain

How Changing Your View of God Transforms Your Life

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Timothy R. Jennings

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830892354

Category: Religion

Page: 297

View: 4983

Tim Jennings, one of America's top psychiatrists, here reveals how our brains and bodies thrive when we have a healthy understanding of who God is. Exposing how different God concepts affect the brain differently, Dr. Jennings forges surprising new connections between neuroscience, health and right belief.

The 30-Day Sobriety Solution

How to Cut Back Or Quit Drinking in the Privacy of Your Own Home

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Jack Canfield,Dave Andrews

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 147679295X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 592

View: 1556

"A groundbreaking program to help you cut back or quit drinking entirely--in the privacy of your own home"--

A Short History of Nearly Everything

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Anchor Canada

ISBN: 0385674503

Category: Science

Page: 560

View: 1535

One of the world’s most beloved and bestselling writers takes his ultimate journey -- into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer. In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail -- well, most of it. In In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand -- and, if possible, answer -- the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world’s most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has read (or tried to read) their books, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds. A Short History of Nearly Everything is the record of this quest, and it is a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it. Science has never been more involving or entertaining. From the Hardcover edition.

Happiness and Education

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Nel Noddings

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521807630

Category: Education

Page: 308

View: 4427

Explores what we might teach if we take happiness seriously as an aim of education.

Blackout

Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Sarah Hepola

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 145555457X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 9049

*A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER* For Sarah Hepola, alcohol was "the gasoline of all adventure." She spent her evenings at cocktail parties and dark bars where she proudly stayed till last call. Drinking felt like freedom, part of her birthright as a strong, enlightened twenty-first-century woman. But there was a price. She often blacked out, waking up with a blank space where four hours should be. Mornings became detective work on her own life. What did I say last night? How did I meet that guy? She apologized for things she couldn't remember doing, as though she were cleaning up after an evil twin. Publicly, she covered her shame with self-deprecating jokes, and her career flourished, but as the blackouts accumulated, she could no longer avoid a sinking truth. The fuel she thought she needed was draining her spirit instead. A memoir of unblinking honesty and poignant, laugh-out-loud humor, BLACKOUT is the story of a woman stumbling into a new kind of adventure--the sober life she never wanted. Shining a light into her blackouts, she discovers the person she buried, as well as the confidence, intimacy, and creativity she once believed came only from a bottle. Her tale will resonate with anyone who has been forced to reinvent or struggled in the face of necessary change. It's about giving up the thing you cherish most--but getting yourself back in return. *Includes Reading Group Guide*

Man and His Symbols

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: C. G. Jung

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 0307800555

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 9159

Man and His Symbols owes its existence to one of Jung's own dreams. The great psychologist dreamed that his work was understood by a wide public, rather than just by psychiatrists, and therefore he agreed to write and edit this fascinating book. Here, Jung examines the full world of the unconscious, whose language he believed to be the symbols constantly revealed in dreams. Convinced that dreams offer practical advice, sent from the unconscious to the conscious self, Jung felt that self-understanding would lead to a full and productive life. Thus, the reader will gain new insights into himself from this thoughtful volume, which also illustrates symbols throughout history. Completed just before his death by Jung and his associates, it is clearly addressed to the general reader. Praise for Man and His Symbols “This book, which was the last piece of work undertaken by Jung before his death in 1961, provides a unique opportunity to assess his contribution to the life and thought of our time, for it was also his firsat attempt to present his life-work in psychology to a non-technical public. . . . What emerges with great clarity from the book is that Jung has done immense service both to psychology as a science and to our general understanding of man in society, by insisting that imaginative life must be taken seriously in its own right, as the most distinctive characteristic of human beings.”—Guardian “Straighforward to read and rich in suggestion.”—John Barkham, Saturday Review Syndicate “This book will be a resounding success for those who read it.”—Galveston News-Tribune “A magnificent achievement.”—Main Currents “Factual and revealing.”—Atlanta Times

The 4-Hour Work Week

Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Timothy Ferriss

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446490599

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 9494

A new, updated and expanded edition of this New York Times bestseller on how to reconstruct your life so it's not all about work Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan - there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint. This step-by step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches: * How Tim went from $40,000 dollars per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per MONTH and 4 hours per week * How to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want * How blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs * How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist * How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent 'mini-retirements'. This new updated and expanded edition includes: More than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point * Real-world templates you can copy for eliminating email, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than £5 a meal * How lifestyle design principles can be suited to unpredictable economic times * The latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either.

Meaning in Life and Why It Matters

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Susan Wolf

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400834594

Category: Philosophy

Page: 168

View: 1641

Most people, including philosophers, tend to classify human motives as falling into one of two categories: the egoistic or the altruistic, the self-interested or the moral. According to Susan Wolf, however, much of what motivates us does not comfortably fit into this scheme. Often we act neither for our own sake nor out of duty or an impersonal concern for the world. Rather, we act out of love for objects that we rightly perceive as worthy of love--and it is these actions that give meaning to our lives. Wolf makes a compelling case that, along with happiness and morality, this kind of meaningfulness constitutes a distinctive dimension of a good life. Written in a lively and engaging style, and full of provocative examples, Meaning in Life and Why It Matters is a profound and original reflection on a subject of permanent human concern.

The Wretched of the Earth

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Frantz Fanon

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 9780802198853

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 3484

Frantz Fanon was one of the twentieth century’s most important theorists of revolution, colonialism, and racial difference, and this, his masterwork, is a classic alongside Orientalism and The Autobiography of Malcolm X. The Wretched of the Earth is a brilliant analysis of the psychology of the colonized and their path to liberation. Bearing singular insight into the rage of colonized peoples and the role of violence in historical change, the book also incisively attacks postindependence disenfranchisement of the masses by the elite on one hand, and intertribal and interfaith animosities on the other. A veritable handbook of social reorganization for leaders of emerging nations, The Wretched of the Earth has had a major impact on civil rights, anticolonialism, and black-consciousness movements around the world. This new translation updates its language for a new generation of readers and its lessons are more vital now than ever.

Stake Your Claim

Exploring the Gold Mine Within

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Emmet Fox

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062010735

Category: Religion

Page: 112

View: 1148

In this classic text, the master teacher whose works have moved and inspired millions presents inspirational advice and simple self-help that will bring true success and happiness. These seventy-two meditative essays, each accomplished by a brief affirmation and a biblical quotation, are the keys to have a better and more prosperous life. When one becomes depressed or discouraged, nervous or frightened, when one needs to change one's mental and physical habits of living, Fox's direct and easy techniques help overcome life's difficult stretches and bring on health, happiness, and peace of mind.

The Science of Self-Control

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Howard RACHLIN

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674042514

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

View: 8489

This book proposes a new science of self-control based on the principles of behavioral psychology and economics. Claiming that insight and self-knowledge are insufficient for controlling one's behavior, Howard Rachlin argues that the only way to achieve such control--and ultimately happiness--is through the development of harmonious patterns of behavior. Most personal problems with self-control arise because people have difficulty delaying immediate gratification for a better future reward. To avoid those problems, the author presents a strategy of "soft commitment," consisting of the development of valuable patterns of behavior that bridge over individual temptations.

Erotic Fantasy Art

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Duddlebug,Aly Fell

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061441511

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 192

View: 8641

Erotic Fantasy Art is a unique showcase of the very best of today's erotic art. Drawing on a wide variety of work by traditional and digital painters and illustrators from all over the world, it is a stunning sourcebook of ideas and inspiration guaranteed to stimulate the imagination and the senses in one lush full-color volume. Inside you'll find: An inspirational showcase of images from leading erotic fantasy artists and rising stars The art of talents from around the globe such as Jim Murray, Arthur Suydam, Patrick Reilly, Cyril Van Der Haegen, Francis Tsai, and many many more The artists' inspirations, their techniques, and the stories behind their work Digital techniques that have introduced new styles into erotic fantasy art Exclusive interviews with artists, which reveal the secrets of their unique effects

A Jacques Barzun Reader

Selections from His Works

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Jacques Barzun

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060935421

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 640

View: 7477

Throughout his career Jacques Barzun, author of the New York Times bestseller and National Book Award Finalist From Dawn to Decadence, has always been known as a witty and graceful essayist, one who combines a depth of knowledge and a rare facility with words. Now Michael Murray has carefully selected eighty of Barzun's most inventive, accomplished, and insightful essays, and compiled them in one impressive volume. With subjects ranging from history to baseball to crime novels, A Jacques Barzun Reader is a feast for any reader.

Inside Drucker's Brain

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Jeffrey A. Krames

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101078877

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 4038

The most accessible guide to the essential ideas of “the inventor of modern management”. In late 2003, ninety-four-year-old Peter Drucker invited Jeffrey Krames to his home for an unprecedented day-long interview. He spoke candidly about his seminal management principles, his enormous body of work (thirty-eight books over six decades), and the leaders he had advised over the years (including Jack Welch). Krames used the insights he gained that day to create Inside Drucker’s Brain--a compact guide to the great man’s wisdom. Krames had no intention of writing a biography, but rather a book that would showcase Drucker’s most important ideas and strategies, and explain why they are just as useful today as they were decades ago. Drucker’s biggest contribution was a mind-set, not a methodology. He focused on prodding managers to ask the right questions, to look beyond what they thought they knew, and to focus on tomorrow rather than yesterday. If anything, this mind-set is more valuable in the digital age than it was in the industrial age. This user-friendly book will help readers grasp all of Drucker’s key ideas on leadership, strategy, innovation, personal effectiveness, career development, and many other topics.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Stephen R. Covey

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 1633533107

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 393

View: 3390

Stephen R. Covey's the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Interactive Edition explains through infographics, videos and excerpts of teachings the philosophy that has revolutionized life management. For 25 years, Stephen R. Covey’s step-by-step lessons have helped millions from all walks of life lead successful and satisfying lives. A new condensed and transformed interactive edition of Stephen R. Covey’s most famous work, supported with videos, explanatory infographics, self-tests and more, is here to continue those valuable lessons.