I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn't)

Making the Journey from "What Will People Think?" to "I Am Enough"

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Author: Brené Brown

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440622229

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

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Researcher, thought leader, and New York Times bestselling author Brené Brown offers a liberating study on the importance of our imperfections—both to our relationships and to our own sense of self The quest for perfection is exhausting and unrelenting. There is a constant barrage of social expectations that teach us that being imperfect is synonymous with being inadequate. Everywhere we turn, there are messages that tell us who, what and how we’re supposed to be. So, we learn to hide our struggles and protect ourselves from shame, judgment, criticism and blame by seeking safety in pretending and perfection. Dr. Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW, is the leading authority on the power of vulnerability, and has inspired thousands through her top-selling books Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, and The Gifts of Imperfection, her wildly popular TEDx talks, and a PBS special. Based on seven years of her ground-breaking research and hundreds of interviews, I Thought It Was Just Me shines a long-overdue light on an important truth: Our imperfections are what connect us to each other and to our humanity. Our vulnerabilities are not weaknesses; they are powerful reminders to keep our hearts and minds open to the reality that we’re all in this together. Dr. Brown writes, “We need our lives back. It’s time to reclaim the gifts of imperfection—the courage to be real, the compassion we need to love ourselves and others, and the connection that gives true purpose and meaning to life. These are the gifts that bring love, laughter, gratitude, empathy and joy into our lives.” From the Trade Paperback edition.

I Thought it was Just Me

Women Reclaiming Power and Courage in a Culture of Shame

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Author: Brené Brown

Publisher: Gotham Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 305

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Draws on research with hundreds of interviewees to identify the pervasive influence of cultural shame, discussing how women can recognize the ways in which shame influences their health and relationships and can be transformed into courage and connectivit

This Is Not How I Thought It Would Be

Remodeling Motherhood to Get the Lives We Want Today

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Author: Kristin Maschka

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101148640

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 400

View: 2022

An important look at motherhood and family dynamics in the 21st century?by the national spokesperson of Mothers & More. Kristin Maschka, past president of Mothers & More, a national organization with more than 140 chapters across the country, shines a spotlight on the complex issues mothers face?at work, in their homes, their lives, and with their partners? and shows how the hidden assumptions that society, the media, public policy, and women themselves hold about motherhood can sabotage a mother?s happiness. Maschka weaves together her own story, anecdotes from mothers all over the country, and a deep knowledge of history and society to offer mothers a comforting, often funny read that helps them see themselves and the world around them in a whole new way. At the same time she provides specific actions women can take today to remodel motherhood to live the lives they always thought they would.

Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office

Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers

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Author: Lois P. Frankel

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 145555412X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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Before you were told to "Lean In," Dr. Lois Frankel told you how to get that corner office. The New York Times bestseller, is now completely revised and updated. In this edition, internationally recognized executive coach Lois P. Frankel reveals a distinctive set of behaviors--over 130 in all--that women learn in girlhood that ultimately sabotage them as adults. She teaches you how to eliminate these unconscious mistakes that could be holding you back and offers invaluable coaching tips that can easily be incorporated into your social and business skills. Stop making "nice girl" errors that can become career pitfalls, such as: Mistake #13: Avoiding office politics. If you don't play the game, you can't possibly win. Mistake #21: Multi-tasking. Just because you can do something, doesn't mean you should do it. Mistake #54: Failure to negotiate. Don't equate negotiation with confrontation. Mistake #70: Inappropriate use of social media. Once it's out there, it's hard to put the toothpaste back in the tube. Mistake #82: Asking permission. Children, not adults, ask for approval. Be direct, be confident.

Ignorance Isn't Bliss

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Author: Elizabeth Hoskins

Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing ltd

ISBN: 1847472397

Category:

Page: 56

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Description'Ignorance Isn't Bliss' is the account of Elizabeth's experiences with self medication via illegal drug and alcohol miss-use, social stigma and contact with the NHS mental health services. Although Elizabeth's story probably echos hundreds if not thousands of others, some perhaps even more extreme than her own, she felt she had an important story to tell all the same. 'Ignorance Isn't Bliss'' is reflective of the poor quality of services offered to people like Elizabeth and the social stigma linked to mental health. This is an excellently written and well thought out book which charts some of Elizabeth's extraordinary experiences. About the AuthorI'm a Bristol based film student, having moved here three years ago from Newbury in Berkshire. I have experienced mental health difficulties for some time, and through my teens and early twenties, self medicated with drugs and alcohol, but have recently been diagnosed as bipolar. I now want to tackle this head-on and by working at BristolMind, making mental health documentaries and writing my story, I aim to help other people do the same

Alfred Kropp: The Thirteenth Skull

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Author: Rick Yancey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1599906856

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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Before The 5th Wave, there was Alfred Kropp. This third book in Rick Yancey's lauded series was called "perfect" by Rick Riordan, and James Patterson said that the "action is fast, furious, and nonstop--and so is the fun." Now the books feature a bold and exciting new look for the next generation of readers to fall in love with. Alfred Kropp thought he was finally safe, but he was wrong. Not only is someone out to kill Alfred, but the very people sworn to protect him now want to use him and his abilities for deadly means. And if Alfred isn't careful, he may not be getting out of this adventure alive . . . Just right for fans of James Patterson and Anthony Horowitz, the third book in this acclaimed series from New York Times bestselling author Rick Yancey brings all the thrills, action, and humor to a rewarding close.

Rilla of Ingleside

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Author: L M Montgomery,Benjamin Lefebvre

Publisher: Penguin Canada

ISBN: 0143180223

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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First published in 1921, Rilla of Ingleside is one of the only contemporary depictions in Canadian fiction of women on the home front during the First World War. Focusing on Rilla Blythe, the pretty and high-spirited youngest daughter of Anne Shirley, the novel paints a vivid and compelling picture of the women who battled to keep the home fires burning. Using her own wartime experience and imagination, Montgomery recreates the laughter and grief, poignancy and suspense, struggles, and courage of Canadian women at war.

What Was I Thinking?

Things I've Learned Since I Knew It All

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Author: Steve Brown

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416542523

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 5614

Seminary professor, radio broadcaster, and former pastor Steve Brown is tired. He confesses, "I'm tired of glib answers to hard questions, irrelevant 'God words' and stark, cold foundations on which no house has ever been built." So he set out to revitalize his faith by reexamining his thoughts and his faith. And he shares his invigorating discoveries with readers. A potent tonic for those whose faith feels flat, What Was I Thinking? fully engages the heart, mind, and soul.

A Box of Dreams

The Collected Dream Doctor Mysteries, Books 1-5

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Author: J.J. DiBenedetto

Publisher: Writing Dreams

ISBN: 1311795391

Category: Fiction

Page: 1500

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What if you could see everyone else’s dreams? Sara Barnes has just discovered that she can. And this gift – or curse – will lead her on an extraordinary journey. Follow Sara as her newfound ability leads her into adventures she never imagined. She will hunt down a serial killer, investigate a plot to murder one of her teachers, unravel a conspiracy between a mobster and a corrupt politician and face off against her nemesis: a woman who shares her talent, but uses it to destroy lives rather than save them. And Sara will have to manage all that while finishing college, becoming a doctor and falling in love, too. Here are the first five books of the Dream Doctor Mysteries, along with bonus material created especially for this collection. Included in this set are DREAM STUDENT, DREAM DOCTOR, DREAM CHILD, DREAM FAMILY and WAKING DREAM. In addition, you’ll find the short story BETTY & HOWARD’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE starring Sara’s parents. But most of all, when you open this box of dreams, you’ll find romance, suspense, humor and plenty of heart…