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Paint by Sticker: Create 12 Masterpieces One Sticker at a Time!
Workman Publishing Company
Paint by Sticker includes everything you need to create twelve vibrant, full-color "paintings." The images - including sunflowers, a fox, a hummingbird in mid-flight, two boats on the water - are rendered in "low-poly," a computer graphics style that creates a 3-D effect. As in paint-by-number, each template is divided into dozens of spaces, each with a number that corresponds to a particular colored sticker. Find the sticker, peel it, and place it in the right space. Add the next, and the next, and the next - it’s an activity that’s utterly absorbing as you watch a "painting" emerge from a flat black-and-white illustration to a dazzling image with color, body, spirit. The pages are perforated for easy removal, making it simple to frame the completed images.
Paint by Sticker Masterpieces: Re-create 12 Iconic Artworks One Sticker at a Time!
Workman Publishing Company
Paint by Sticker is a compelling new activity for crafters and artists, doodlers and coloring book enthusiasts of all ages. Masterpieces encourages everyone to channel their inner da Vinci and create twelve iconic works of art.Paint by Sticker Masterpieces includes everything you need to create twelve vibrant, full-color “paintings” - the stickers, the templates, the intuitive directions. The works include The Birth of Venus, by Sandro Botticelli, The Creation of Adam, by Michelangelo, Mona Lisa, by Leonardo da Vinci, Girl with a Pearl Earring, by Johannes Vermeer, Napoleon at Saint-Bernard Pass, by Jacques-Louis David, The Great Wave off Kanagawa, by Katsushika Hokusai, Houses of Parliament, Sunlight Effect, by Claude Monet, Still Life with Apples and a Pot of Primroses, by Paul Cezanne, Dance at Bougival, by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Bedroom in Arles, by Vincent van Gogh, Breezing Up (A Fair Wind), by Winslow Homer, and the stunning study in color, Flaming June, by Frederic Leighton.The cardstock pages are perforated for easy removal, making it easy to frame the completed images.
The Power of Full Engagement
The number of hours in a day is fixed, but the quantity and quality of energy available to us is not. This fundamental insight has the power to revolutionize the way you live. As Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz demonstrate in their groundbreaking New York Times bestseller, managing energy, not time, is the key to enduring high performance as well as to health, happiness, and life balance. Their Full Engagement Training System is grounded in twenty-five years of working with great athletes - tennis champ Monica Seles and speed-skating gold medalist Dan Jansen, to name just two - to help them perform more effectively under brutal competitive pressures. Now this powerful, step-by-step program will help you to: Mobilize four key sources of energy Balance energy expenditure with intermittent energy renewal Expand capacity in the same systematic way that elite athletes do Create highly specific, positive energy management rituals The Power of Full Engagement is a highly practical, scientifically based approach to managing your energy more skillfully. It provides a clear road map to becoming more physically energized, emotionally connected, mentally focused, and spiritually aligned - both on and off the job.
Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me
God, Charlamagne Tha
Being “shook” is more than a rap lyric for Charlamagne, it’s his mission to overcome. While it may seem like he's ahead of the game, he is actually plagued by anxieties, such as the fear of losing his roots, the fear of being a bad dad, and the fear of being a terrible husband. Shook One chronicles his journey to beat those fears and shows a path that you too can take to overcome the anxieties that may be holding you back.Ironically, Charlamagne's fear of failure - of falling into the life of stagnation or crime that caught up so many of his friends and family in his hometown of Moncks Corner - has been the fuel that has propelled him to success. However, even after achieving national prominence as a radio personality, Charlamagne still found himself paralyzed by anxiety and distrust. Now, in Shook One, he is working through these problems - many of which he traces back to cultural PTSD - with help from mentors, friends, and therapy. Being anxious doesn’t serve the same purpose anymore. Through therapy, he’s figuring out how to get over the irrational fears that won’t take him anywhere positive.Charlamange hopes Shook One can be a call to action: Getting help is your right. Therapy and showing weakness are not always easy subjects, but if you go to the gym three or four times a week, why can’t you put that same effort and energy into getting mentally strong?“I know bad things are still going to happen to me. Struggles that I can’t even conceive of today are still going to trip me up from time to time down the road. Cops are still going to pull me over for no reason. I’m still going to worry about my kids. The anxieties are never fully going to go away. In the past, my focus was always on the things that cause stress. Moving forward, its’ going to be on the things that bless.”
The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It
Drawing from groundbreaking research, psychologist and award-winning teacher Kelly McGonigal, PhD, offers a surprising new view of stress--one that reveals the upside of stress, and shows us exactly how to capitalize on its benefits. You hear it all the time: stress causes heart disease; stress causes insomnia; stress is bad for you! But what if changing how you think about stress could make you happier, healthier, and better able to reach your goals? Combining exciting new research on resilience and mindset, Kelly McGonigal, PhD, proves that undergoing stress is not bad for you; it is undergoing stress while believing that stress is bad for you that makes it harmful. In fact, stress has many benefits, from giving us greater focus and energy, to strengthening our personal relationships. McGonigal shows readers how to cultivate a mindset that embraces stress, and activate the brain's natural ability to learn from challenging experiences. Both practical and life-changing, The Upside of Stress is not a guide to getting rid of stress, but a toolkit for getting better at it--by understanding, accepting, and leveraging it to your advantage.
The Chimp Paradox: The Mind Management Program to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence, and Happiness
Your inner Chimp can be your best friend or your worst enemy...this is the Chimp Paradox Do you sabotage your own happiness and success? Are you struggling to make sense of yourself? Do your emotions sometimes dictate your life? Dr. Steve Peters explains that we all have a being within our minds that can wreak havoc on every aspect of our lives--be it business or personal. He calls this being "the chimp," and it can work either for you or against you. The challenge comes when we try to tame the chimp, and persuade it to do our bidding. The Chimp Paradox contains an incredibly powerful mind management model that can help you be happier and healthier, increase your confidence, and become a more successful person. This book will help you to: --Recognize how your mind is working --Understand and manage your emotions and thoughts --Manage yourself and become the person you would like to be Dr. Peters explains the struggle that takes place within your mind and then shows you how to apply this understanding. Once you're armed with this new knowledge, you will be able to utilize your chimp for good, rather than letting your chimp run rampant with its own agenda.
From Panic to Power will take you on a transforming journey from fear, anxiety, and panic to success, personal power, and peace of mind. Lucinda Bassett developed the internationally acclaimed "Attacking Anxiety" program--a combination of techniques and skills that helps people suffering from anxiety and panic attacks to overcome their fears and regain their independence. Her powerful program, which teaches people how to think differently and respond in a less anxious way, has already enabled thousands all over the world to transform their draining doubts, fears, and anxieties into powerful positive energy and newfound freedom. SC, 263 pages.
The No Worries Workbook: 124 Lists, Activities, and Prompts to Get Out of Your Head - and On with Your Life!
Cope with your day-to-day worries in fun, productive, and healthy ways with this creative and interactive guidebook to worrying less.From global warming to FOMO (fear of missing out) and social anxiety to Instagram envy, we all have a lot to worry about, both now and in the future. Worry and stress can feel overwhelming and affect many parts of our daily lives, but most problems can be dealt with in small, bite-sized, and even playful ways.The No Worries Workbook guides you through fun and creative coping exercises that you can do whenever you start to feel the worry take over. Doing a little at a time every day, can help you get through each day with less worry and more productivity. Setting small goals, keeping track of your everyday accomplishments, making personal aromatherapy tools, and doodling, are all activities that can help you breathe and sleep easier—and ultimately worry less.This friendly, fun take on different stress-free activities will help you manage your worries and allows you to be mindful of all the positives in your day-to-day life. With creative activities, quotes, journal prompts, and light cognitive exercises, you’ll have all the tips and tricks you need to stop the chronic worrying and start enjoying life.
From the author of the landmark bestseller Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease comes an empowering new program that enables you to customize a healthy way of eating and living based on your own desires, needs, and genetic predispositions. Dr. Dean Ornish revolutionized medicine by directing clinical research proving - for the first time - that heart disease and early-stage prostate cancer may be stopped or even reversed by his program of comprehensive lifestyle changes, without drugs or surgery. His newest research was the first to show that changing your lifestyle changes your genes in men with prostate cancer - "turning on" disease-preventing genes, and "turning off" genes that promote breast cancer, heart disease, and other illnesses, and in only three months. This study documented, also for the first time, that these lifestyle changes may significantly increase an enzyme that lengthens telomeres - the ends of your chromosomes that control how long you live. As your telomeres get longer, your life gets longer. Your genes are not your fate.The Spectrum features one hundred easy-to-prepare, delicious recipes from award-winning chef Art Smith. Whether you want to lose weight, lower your cholesterol, reverse a major disease, or find a sustainable, joyful lifestyle, The Spectrum can make a powerful difference in your health and well-being.
The Mindfulness Coloring Book: More Anti-Stress Art Therapy for Busy People (Volume Two)
National Bestseller Engage Your Creativity and Color Your Way to Calm In The Mindfulness Coloring Book, an international bestseller, illustrator Emma Farrarons invited busy people everywhere to relax and re-center by coloring in her delightful, hand-drawn scenes. Now, with The Mindfulness Coloring Book--Volume Two, Emma shares 100 pages of all-new designs that will inspire you to cultivate mindful focus--simply by coloring! Here are intricate geometric patterns, flowers, and friendly squirrels--plus owls, charming knickknacks, a surprise pineapple, and more. This travel-size book is the perfect antidote to too much screen time. Find whimsy--and mindfulness--wherever you are!
Do One Thing Different: Ten Simple Ways to Change Your Life (20th Anniversary Edition)
Tired of feeling stuck all the time when you’re trying to solve a problem or are facing conflict? Do you get easily flustered or angry when a negative confrontation arises? Have you ever wished you could communicate more easily with your spouse, kids, colleagues, or anyone else you have a difference in opinion with? In this newly updated edition of Do One Thing Different, Bill O’Hanlon will arm you with his ten easy Solution Keys so that you can move quickly from "stuck" to "smooth sailing" in all aspects of your life. Humorous, direct, and - most important of all - effective, these keys will help you change how you view and "do" your problems - from difficult relationships to enhancing sexuality and resolving conflicts of all kinds. The next time you have a problem, try one of these Solution Keys:• Break Problem Patterns: Change any one of what you usually do in the problem situation by doing one thing different! Example: If you usually get angry and defensive, sit quietly and listen.• Find and Use Solution Patterns: Import solutions from other situations where you felt competent. Examples: What do you know on the golf course that you forget when you get behind the wheel of your car? What do you say to resolve a problem with an angry customer that you don't say to your angry partner?• Shift Your Attention: Focus on what you would like to have happen rather than on what is happening.Grounded in therapeutic practice, Do One Thing Different will put you back in control of your emotions and your life.
The Little Book of Self-Care: 200 Ways to Refresh, Restore, and Rejuvenate
This beautiful, inspiring book features 100 accessible activities that help you reconnect with your body, mind, spirit, and surroundings, and leave you feeling refreshed and ready to face the world again.Self-care is an essential part of wellness. From self-massage to meditations to decluttering, The Little Book of Self-Care provides relaxation exercises to help you focus on your own personal needs in an enjoyable way. By caring for yourself, you’ll learn how to care for the world around you.
A First-Rate Madness
An investigation into the surprisingly deep correlation between mental illness and successful leadership, as seen through the lives of some of the most important political figures in history In A First-Rate Madness, Nassir Ghaemi, director of the Mood Disorders Program at Tufts Medical Center, offers a myth-shattering exploration of the powerful connections between mood illnesses (depression and bipolar disorder) and leadership. He sets forth a controversial, compelling thesis: the very qualities that mark those with mood disorders - creativity, resilience, empathy, and realism - also make for the best leaders in times of crisis. From the importance of the "depressive realism" and creativity of mentally ill or mentally abnormal figures such as Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Martin Luther King, Jr., to the lackluster leadership of "mentally normal" men such as Neville Chamberlain, George W. Bush, and Tony Blair, A First-Rate Madness overturns many of our most cherished perceptions about greatness and the mind and provides a unique insight for understanding our current political leaders and presidential candidates going into the next election season. A First-Rate Madness includes profiles of Tony Blair, George W. Bush, Neville Chamberlain, Winston Churchill, Mahatma Gandhi, Adolf Hitler, Martin Luther King, Jr., Abraham Lincoln, Richard Nixon, Franklin D. Roosevelt, William Tecumseh Sherman, Ted Turner, among other famous leaders.
Just Sit: A Meditation Guidebook for People Who Know They Should But Don't
From the cofounders of The Well Daily, a playfully-illustrated, informative, and easy-to-use meditation guidebook - including an eight-week plan for busy novices - that helps even the busiest would-be meditator incorporate this practice into their lifestyle and enjoy its many physical and emotional benefits.We’ve all heard the reports about meditation: that it helps us relieve stress and anxiety, improve our moods, lose weight, and sleep better. We know that it can make us healthier, nicer, a kinder parent, a better coworker, a more thoughtful spouse. But there’s a catch - you actually have to do it.Written for the many, many people whose schedule or skepticism has kept them from trying meditation, Just Sit is an approachable and visually engaging beginner's guide. Assuaging fears, answering questions, and providing real-world information to demystify the process, Sukey and Elizabeth Novogratz provide a hands-on look at what meditation really is, what is does, and how to do it. The authors make clear that meditation doesn't have to be complicated or follow a specific protocol. The most important part, to "just sit," can lead to a lifelong practice, tailored to anyone's lifestyle.A perfect blend of information and instruction, Just Sit covers everything you wanted to know but were too afraid to ask. Sukey and Elizabeth address meditation myths and realities, offer advice on how to combat awkwardness, extol the physical and emotional benefits of meditation, show readers how to find those precious minutes to meditate every day, and more. They also include an eight-week plan to get help readers kick start - and stay with - their own daily practice.Time to ditch the excuses. With this warm, encouraging, sassy guide, everyone will want to show up - and sit down - every day.
Self-Reg: How to Help Your Child (and You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage with Life
There’s no such thing as a bad kid. That’s what a lifetime of experience has taught Dr. Stuart Shanker. No matter how difficult, out of control, distracted, or exhausted a child might seem, there’s a way forward: self-regulation. Overturning decades of conventional wisdom, this radical new technique allows children and the adults who care for them to regain their composure and peace of mind. Self-Reg is a groundbreaking book that presents an entirely new understanding of your child’s emotions and behavior and a practical guide for parents to help their kids engage calmly and successfully in learning and life. Grounded in decades of research and working with children and parents by Dr. Shanker, Self-Reg realigns the power of the parent-child relationship for positive change. Self-regulation is the nervous system’s way of responding to stress. We are seeing a generation of children and teens with excessively high levels of stress, and, as a result, an explosion of emotional, social, learning, behavior, and physical health problems. But few parents recognize the “hidden stressors” that their children are struggling with: physiological as well as social and emotional. An entrenched view of child rearing sees our children as lacking self-control or willpower, but the real basis for these problems lies in excessive stress.Self-regulation can dramatically improve a child’s mood, attention, and concentration. It can help children to feel empathy, and to cultivate the sorts of virtues that most parents know are vital for their child’s long-term wellbeing. Self-regulation brings about profound and lasting transformation that continues throughout life. Dr. Shanker translates decades of his findings from working with children into practical, prescriptive advice for parents, giving them concrete ways to develop their self-regulation skills and teach their children to do the same and engage successfully with life for optimal learning, social, and emotional growth.
Flipping the Switch
Miller, John G.
Flip the switch to unleash the power of personal accountability and watch your career take off and your relationships flourish. Flip the switch and discover how personal accountability jump-starts these five key principles, sparking unbelievable success at work and in life: LEARNING - Live an engaged and energized life through positive personal growth and change. OWNERSHIP - Attain goals by becoming a solution-oriented person who solves problems. CREATIVITY- Find new ways to achieve by "succeeding within the box." SERVICE - Do for others what you don’t have to do, and build a legacy by helping people succeed. TRUST - Develop deep and rewarding relationships.
A Little Book of Self Care: Self Reiki - Tune in to Your Life Force to Achieve Harmony and Balance
Harness the power of universal energy and use Reiki techniques at home - to harmonize and heal.Reiki promotes inner balance and natural healing to alleviate pain, stress, anxiety, and more.Discover how to tune into your internal life force with over 40 step-by-step self-Reiki practices you can do yourself - anytime, anywhere.Use a range of practical meditation, mindfulness, and breathwork-focused Reiki exercises to connect with universal energy. Share its power through your hands to locate and clear physical, emotional, and spiritual blockages - encouraging a healthy flow of energy throughout your entire being.Bring peace, radiance, and balance to every area of your life with self Reiki.
Moments of Mindfulness: Anti-Stress Coloring & Activities for Busy People
Working with your hands and cultivating mindful focus are two of the best ways to soothe anxiety and eliminate stress. And coloring is a great way to do both! That's why fans can't get enough of Emma Farrarons' irresistible first and second travel-size book of designs: The Mindfulness Coloring Book and The Mindfulness Coloring Book--Volume Two, both immediate national bestsellers. Now, she invites colorists back for another creative adventure in Moments of Mindfulness: Anti-Stress Coloring & Activities for Busy People. This all-new pocket-size volume offers more delicately hand-drawn scenes ready to be filled in with pencil, crayon, or even marker and a greater focus on the practice of mindfulness. The ideal antidote to too much screen time, this coloring book is the perfect way to let one's imagination roam free.
Emotional Detox for Anxiety: 7 Steps to Release Anxiety and Energize Joy
Author and wellness expert Sherianna Boyle shows you how to C.L.E.A.N.S.E your anxieties, clearing a path for new positive habits, behaviors, and emotions.Most of us view a detox as a physical experience, but what we don’t realize is that it’s not just our physical bodies that need to be cleansed in order to return to a healthy state. When we’re unable to process our stress and worries, they can become toxic to ourselves and those around us. Wellness expert and author of Emotional Detox, Sherianna Boyle modifies the revolutionary C.L.E.A.N.S.E method to guide you through the 7 steps to a successful anxiety detox. The 7 steps include: Clear, Look Inward, Emit, Activate Joy, Nourish, Surrender, and Ease.Experiencing reactions to worries, stress, and doubt can put obstacles in our path to a happy and fulfilled life. An anxiety detox is a systematic and mindful way to purge these harmful thoughts. Once freed from this burden, an anxiety detox returns us to our joyful, carefree state.Emotional Detox for Anxiety is a reset for the soul, flushing out negative feelings, clearing a path for new habits and behaviors, and energizing you to accept peace, acceptance, and pure joy.
Charlesworth, Edward A.
Are you among the 95 million Americans who suffer from stress during these trying times? Revised and comprehensive, this invaluable guide helps you identify the specific areas of stress in your life–familial, work-related, social, emotional–and offers proven techniques for dealing with every one of them. New material includes information on how men and women differ in response to stress, updated statistics on disorders and drugs, the ways terrorism and the information age impact stress, the key benefits of spirituality, alternative medicine, exercise, and nutrition. Stress Management will help you • test your personal responses to daily stress – and chart your progress in controlling it • learn specific techniques for relaxation – from “scanning” to “imagery training” • discover how to deal with life’s critical moments without stress • embark on a program to improve your physical health as a major step toward stress management • discern which types of stress must be reduced and which kinds you can turn into positive motivation
Good Things Happen to People You Hate: Essays
Former Senior Editor for Gothamist Rebecca Fishbein’s adult life has been a dramatic reflection of New York media itself - constantly evolving in unexpected ways and seemingly always on the edge of disaster. In short, Rebecca has seen it all - from 3 bedbug infestations, to being fired, to being yelled at while working at American Apparel, to losing all her stuff in a freak fire, to being bullied online by angry Taylor Swift fans.But the real humor and meat of the collection come from Rebecca's unwavering honesty and unflinching examination of her struggles with alcohol, anxiety, depression, compulsive lying, female beauty standards, and a slew of failed cowoker/roommate/friend semi-relationships are dark, insightful, and hilarious.As Jia Tolentino commented, the era of the personal essay ended with the election - this is not your grandmother's millennial essay collection. Rebecca’s writing is relatable without being preachy and conveys a message of resilience by example, not by moral. Readers will recognize the world they themselves see - a disastrous president and a scary socioeconomic landscape - in Becca’s writing and find comfort in her humor and a snarky but incisive friend in her writing.
Bliss More: How to Succeed in Meditation Without Really Trying
From one of America’s top meditation teachers and mindfulness experts comes a revolutionarily simple approach to everyday practice - especially if you don’t think you have the time or the patience.When properly understood and practiced, meditation should feel easy, calming, and comfortable. In Bliss More, maverick instructor Light Watkins provides the tools for making it E.A.S.Y. (Embrace, Accept, Surrender, Yield), dispels the biggest myths and misunderstandings, and shares real-world tips and straight talk for hacking into this ancient practice. The result: a happier and healthier you, inside and out. Watkins also shares candid testimonials from people whose lives have been enriched through his method, and extensive resources for transforming a daily chore into an enjoyable activity. Even the biggest skeptic will look forward to sitting for meditation every day.
Stress Free for Good
We live in an age of stress. Constant stress significantly affects our ability to lead healthy and happy lives at work and home. We struggle with stomach pain, headaches, mood swings, fatigue, depression, high blood pressure, and even heart failure. Stress damages our physical and emotional well-being, our relationships, and our productivity. Dr. Fred Luskin and Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier spent years at the Stanford University School of Medicine developing ten proven skills for eliminating the stress, anxiety, and pain that occur in daily life. Delivering sound advice, Stress Free for Good is easy to use and starts working immediately. This is the last stress aid you will ever need.
Success Under Stress: Powerful Tools for Staying Calm, Confident, and Productive When the Pressure's On
From overflowing priority lists to power-hungry colleagues to nagging parental guilt, stress is the defining characteristic of most of our lives. Real help is here-an all-encompassing, stress-busting tool kit that goes far beyond breathing exercises and visualization techniques. Such one-size-fits-all methods are no match for the stressors we experience daily in our overcomplicated lives. Whether you have too many projects, your confidence is flagging, or you are clashing with a coworker, Success Under Stress provides a flexible array of strategies. You will learn how to: * Adjust your perspective to see opportunity instead of obstacles * Alter your physiology to get focused when overwhelmed, energized when exhausted, and calm when wired * Change the problem to prevent the stress from returning All in all, Success Under Stress offers a veritable arsenal of "magic bullet" solutions - hundreds of situation-specific, quick-acting tips for defusing stress and boosting productivity. Complete with quizzes, examples, exercises, and more, this practical book helps you gain control, exude calmness and confidence amidst everyday chaos, and achieve the success you richly deserve.
Blotto Botany: A Lesson in Healing Cordials and Plant Magic
McGowan, Spencre L. R.
Blotto Botany is a gorgeous little book of medicinal cordials created by herbalist and witchy healing expert Spencre McGowan. Blotto Botany was originally a zine that swept the indie circuit, and we are now turning it into a full-length book with nods to the original design. Inside, readers and herbalism practitioners will find 40 cordial recipes organized by season, each with their own healing properties.
Type R: Transformative Resilience for Thriving in a Turbulent World
Forget Type As and Bs. The future lies with Type Rs - the resilient individuals, leaders, businesses, families, and communities who turn challenges into opportunities in times of upheaval, crisis, and change.In Type R, Ama Marston and Stephanie Marston explore Transformative Resilience and the strategies of those who use difficult circumstances as catalysts for growth - springing forward rather than bouncing back during turbulent times.Here, Ama and Stephanie share inspiring stories of Type Rs thriving during unprecedented world events and increasing global pressures - from climate change to financial crises. They share the individual and collective triumphs of people coping with the stress of daily life and the challenges and disruptions that rattle all our lives at some point. And they draw upon research that spans the personal and the professional, the local and the global. Reaching across psychology, neuroscience, business, and politics, Type R demonstrates how we can use challenges to innovate, create new strengths, and grow.Type R also teaches leaders, businesses, and organizations how to cultivate the critical Type R Vision and Culture, which is essential for navigating and thriving in disruptive change. This thought-provoking book proves that there is much we can learn from those who use change, stress, and adversity as springboards to progress in a chaotic world.
The Worry Solution
Our brains are hardwired for worry. While our ancient ancestors had a legitimate use for the fight-or-flight instinct, today what was once a matter of survival has become the stuff of sleepless nights and anxiety-filled days. At its best, worry is a way for us to turn over and solve a problem in our minds. But for many, worry becomes a negative cycle of unnecessary suffering. Now, based on cutting-edge brain science, Dr. Martin Rossman has developed a program to help you break the worry cycle--and transform worry into a positive force. In The Worry Solution, Dr. Rossman gives you an easy-to-follow plan for taking control of your reactions to stress and anxiety. Using proven clinical techniques that harness the very power of imagination that creates worry and stress, you will learn the five basic skills that will help you to clarify your worries, sort them into those you can and cannot do something about, and tap the wisdom buried deep within you to help solve problems creatively. At the heart of the program is the use of guided imagery and creative visualization, techniques that invigorate the emotional and intuitive parts of the brain to add to and enhance logical intelligence. Not only can you start to see a change in your stress levels immediately, but with regular practice, you may literally alter the worry pathways in your brain--and "hardwire" yourself for calmness and clarity. Grounded in cutting-edge science and wonderfully accessible, The Worry Solution is a powerful and practical guide to living your best life--healthier, happier, and free from unnecessary stress.
Stress-Proof: The Scientific Solution to Protect Your Brain and Body--and Be More Resilient Every Day
Discover simple, science-based strategies for beating stress at its own game.•When’s the best time to exercise – and how much is too much?• Which foods fortify the brain, and which do the opposite?• How can we use music, movement, and motivation to boost our rational brain and keep our cool no matter what life throws our way?Short bursts of stress are an inevitable part of modern life. But how much is too much? Research is uncovering the delicate balance that can turn a brief stressful episode into systemic overload, eventually leading to inflammation, anxiety, depression, and other chronic health issues.This practical and groundbreaking guide reveals seven paths to fighting the effects of stress--to strengthen our natural defenses so that our minds remain sharp, and our bodies resilient, no matter what life throws at us.Each chapter examines a common stress agent--including inflammation, an out-of-sync body clock, cortisol levels, and emotional triggers--and presents simple ways to minimize its harmful effects with changes in diet, exercise, and other daily habits--including surprising hacks involving music, eye movements, body temperature, daily routine, and more.Translating cutting-edge scientific findings into clear and simple advice, Stress-Proof is the ultimate user’s guide for body, mind and well-being.
Unwind Your Mind: The Life-Changing Power of ASMR
Join the millions experiencing the soothing power of ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) with celebrated ASMRtist Emma WhispersRed as she reveals how to harness this radical new form of sound healing in everyday life.Proven to have similar benefits as mindfulness, ASMR can help you reduce stress and embrace calm anytime, anywhere. In her signature therapeutic style, Emma introduces exercises to help you incorporate ASMR into your daily life, revolutionizing what it means to practice self-care, mindfulness, and healing.
Coming of Age on Zoloft
This engrossing study tackles one of America's most pressing and omnipresent issues: our growing reliance on prescription drugs. Combining stout scientific acumen with first-person experience, Sharpe leads the reader through a complex subject.
Control the Crazy
Vinny Guadagnino, star of Jersey Shore, discusses his lifelong struggle to control the effects of social anxiety and stress, and teaches readers the tools and techniques he's used to stay calm and maintain his sanity in all types of crazy situations--both on and off the show. For more than a decade Vinny has been keeping a secret from his family, his friends, his castmates, and his fans: the fact that he's not as carefree and stress-free as he appears. Vinny suffers from panic attacks that strike without warning. They plagued him throughout his teens, forced him to move home from college, and tormented him during the first season of Jersey Shore. After fleeing the set during the filming of the fifth season of the show, Vinny realized he could no longer keep his problems to himself. It was time to speak out. In this book, Vinny discusses how he's confronted his demons head on, and he gives readers the tools to do so themselves. For the millions of his fans who are also feeling overwhelmed with the world around them and by their own thoughts, Vinny offers a practical plan for taking control of your life, your body, and your mind.
The Little Book of Stress Relief
Intense stress is an integral part of modern life, and it seems to be getting worse. In controlled doses, stress helps individuals think faster and perform better - but left unchecked and unbalanced, it leads to fatigue, helplessness and a variety of unfortunate health complications. With people working harder, anxious about job loss and the ever-faster pace of life, and the ever-growing intrusion of technology, stress seems to be increasing constantly.The Little Book of Stress Relief is a practical, breezy and entertaining book that changes the fundamental thinking and habitual lifestyle choices that contribute to heightened stress levels. There are helpful tips for making informed choices, adjusting how we think and taking the necessary steps to regain control.Organized into 52 short chapters -- one for each week of the year -- the book uses stories and analogies to describe specific causes of stress, and follows with simple, concrete steps to manage them. Easy-to-grasp activities and exercises point the way towards the right amount of sleep, how to deal with procrastination and perfecting the art of setting priorities. The book's layout allows readers to follow the tips in any order. Each chapter ends with a brief "prescription" summarizing key suggestions.
Recipes for Self-Love: How to Feel Good in a Patriarchal World
Based on her popular Instagram feed of the same name (144k followers and counting), Recipes for Self-Love is a book by Amsterdam-based artist Alison Rachel of empowering images of and for women, and accompanying mediations on feminism, self-care, boundaries, intersectionality, sexuality, anxiety, ritual, beauty, individuality, and self-expression. Featuring all-new images in her bright, distinctive style in a gifty full-color package, Recipes for Self-Love is the ultimate appreciation gift for the powerful, incredible women in your life (or for yourself).
The Serenity Passport: A World Tour of Peaceful Living in 30 Words
Hayes, Megan C.
Discover a calmer way of life with secrets drawn from cultures around the world.The Serenity Passport is a joyful exploration of the different ways in which we relax and rejuvenate with practical lessons providing simple and effective ways for you to discover greater calm.From ancient meditative practices to simple self-care philosophies, throughout history and around the world people have sought ways to live a more balanced life. In our busy, modern lives we are constantly seeking a deeper state of balance and calmness of mind. The words in this book will inspire you with new ways to find calm in everyday life, with a wealth of examples including:• Ayliak – the art of living slowly and without worry (Bulgarian)• Hózhó – a philosophy of wellness through balanced living (Navajo)• Hoppípolla – jumping in puddles (Icelandic)• Flâneur – the art of leisurely strolling (French)• Utepils – a beer outside with friends (Norwegian)Positive psychologist Megan C Hayes reveals the true meaning of each term and shows you how to bring a little more serenity to every area of life.
Fear Less: Living Beyond Fear, Anxiety, Anger, and Addiction
These days there’s so much fear in the air, you can almost taste it - along with all the varieties of anxiety, anger, and addiction that grow out of it. How can you navigate your way through the fear and confusion, and find your way to peace?In Fear Less, acclaimed teacher and award-winning author Dean Sluyter shows how to use simple meditative techniques and subtle tweaks of body, mind, and breath to open your life to deep, relaxed confidence. Drawing on ancient enlightenment teachings as well as contemporary research, he lays out practical, easy-to-follow steps for addressing such issues as:• letting go of compulsive overthinking• loosening the bonds of addiction (including smartphone addiction)• overcoming the fear of death• finding meditative stillness in the thick of activity
The Book of Calm: 250 Ways to a Calmer You
Being calm is about finding a moment of quiet in the chaos of everyday life. Slowing down, taking a breath, and embracing peace can help give you a new perspective on your day and prepare you for any challenges that may come your way.From taking a mindful shower to doing some deep breathing, The Book of Calm offers 250 different ways to fill yourself with feelings of peace, calm and well-being, including:• Breathing Exercises• Meditations• Mantras• Yoga Poses• Inspirational Quotes• And moreWhether you're preparing to do something that scares you, trying to keep your cook in the middle of a tough conversation, or just looking for a breather after a hard day, The Book of Calm will keep you centered and serene.
JOMO: 350+ Ways to Make Staying In More Fun Than Going Out
Discover the perfect idea for a fun night in with more than 350 activities to do with friends, your partner, or alone, all from the comfort of your home.We’ve all heard about FOMO (fear of missing out) but now you can make the most of your night in with this must-have bucket list for every homebody, featuring fun and entertaining activities to keep you pleasantly relaxed and stress-free every time you decide you’d rather not leave the comfort of your home.This simple list-based guide book includes over 350 things to do to keep your nights in fun for everyone. Featuring advice for entertaining friends (get some snacks and host a game night), spending time with your significant other (put together some homemade pizza and watch a movie or a sports game), or even enjoying a relaxing Friday night at home alone (all you need is a bubble bath and a good book). Whether you’re a card-carrying introvert or just a habitual homebody in search of some new ideas and interested in starting a new, more relaxed schedule, these activities are sure to spice up your nights on the couch.You’ll find the perfect idea for your night in—where there’s no line for the bathroom and pants are always optional. Celebrate the year of the homebody and discover new ways to recharge and avoid stressful plans (and people) all while remaining comfy, cozy, and content at home.
The Myth of Stress: Where Stress Really Comes From and How to Live a Happier and Healthier Life
Where does stress come from? Financial pressures? Looming deadlines? Conflicts at work or at home? For more than half a century, we’ve been told that stress comes from circumstances like these, that it’s a by-product of our ancestors’ fight-or-flight response to danger, and that the best we can do, given the fast pace of life today, is to breathe, try to relax, and accept that life is hard. All of this, according to Andrew Bernstein, is wrong. Spurred by the death of several family members when he was young, Bernstein began a quest to understand the real dynamics of stress and resilience. He eventually realized that stress doesn’t come from your circumstances - it comes from your thoughts about your circumstances. More specifically, stress is created by a particular kind of thought that humans happen to excel at. Seeing this, Bernstein realized that the antidote to stress - and the key to far greater resilience - is not exercise or physical relaxation, but finding these stress-producing thoughts and finally dismantling them. He created a process called ActivInsight that helps you - and the people you care about - do this on your own in just seven steps, often yielding life-changing breakthroughs in a matter of minutes. Bernstein has been teaching ActivInsight to great acclaim in schools, not-for-profits, and Fortune 500 companies since 2004. Now he shares this technique for the first time with a wider audience. In The Myth of Stress, you will experience the surprising power of this new approach for yourself as you apply ActivInsight to a wide variety of today’s most common challenges, including: weight loss; money; interpersonal conflict; addiction; traffic; divorce; heartbreak; discrimination; anger; uncertainty about the future; loss of a loved one; and more. With compassion, intelligence, and humor, The Myth of Stress offers a complete reeducation in the nature of stress, permanently changing the way you relate to challenges - at school, at work, and at home - in order to live a happier and healthier life.
Crazy-Stressed: Saving Today's Overwhelmed Teens with Love, Laughter, and the Science of Resilience
Bradley, Michael J.
New research tells us: our kids are not all right. Too many are struggling with excessive academic loads, extracurricular demands, sleep deprivation, and 24/7 connectivity, causing epidemic rates of anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and suicide. While teen brains are hardwired for risk-taking and overactive emotions, their coping abilities are at all-time lows.In response, Dr. Michael J. Bradley first explains what drives adolescent anger, depression, and negative behaviors, with insights into their unprecedented world today and into the latest teen brain science. Then, with proven strategies from his three decades of practice and his own years as a father, Dr. Bradley explains how to connect with your teen to build their life-saving resiliency. Resilience-focused parenting helps kids regain their footing, overcome obstacles, and successfully cope with the challenges ahead.
My Pocket Meditations for Anxiety: Anytime Exercises to Reduce Stress, Ease Worry, and Invite Calm
Start living with more confidence, composure, and peace every day with these 150 easy guided meditations to shut down stress, worry, and anxiety.Stress and anxiety can weigh heavily on our minds. Practicing mindfulness and meditation can help you understand your stress, release your fears and tension, and shift your thoughts and emotions into a more grounded and peaceful pattern.In My Pocket Meditations for Anxiety, you will learn to manage your stress levels by cultivating mindfulness through 150 guided meditations. Now you can find your calm, control your thoughts, manage your fears, and release your worries—no matter where you are!
Meditation for Daily Stress
A guide to a groundbreaking meditative technique for finding peace, quiet, and centeredness in our daily lives. An authority on meditation and stress management, Michel Pascal prescribes a series of visualization and breathing practices that can be used throughout the day - whether in the workplace, while commuting, or at home - to unplug in the moment, before stress takes hold.
The Kidult Handbook: From Blanket Forts to Capture the Flag, a Grownup's Guide to Playing Like a Kid
Adulting is hard! But “kidulting” - engaging in nostalgic childhood activities to relieve stress, like playing with your old favorite toys, participating in games and activities from your youth, and even snacking on the foods you enjoyed as a kid - isn’t. Let this book be your guide to indulging your inner child.“Kidulting” is a thing, and it’s growing! Especially popular among millennials, the term “kidulting” refers to engaging in activities from your childhood, sometimes with a grown-up twist. Psychology Today points out that playing like a kid helps you look at the world with fresh eyes - or “beginner’s mind” - which allows you to slow down and focus. The Kidult Handbook is a fun and informative guide to healthy escapism through play. Much like adult coloring books, kidulting is a way of focusing your mind on something fun and creative to relieve stress. But this book goes way beyond just coloring - it includes 160 ideas for fun, from timeless classics like building blanket and pillow forts, to generation-specific ideas, from millennials to boomers. Interspersed throughout are fun facts and trivia about games through the ages. Most activities are unplugged and screen-free, and range from solitary pursuits to ones you can share with a friend or two. Feeling young again has never been so easy!
Zendoodle Coloring Presents Keep Calm and Color On
St. Martin's Griffin
Color your way to relaxation while creating works of art! Color away the stress with these stunning book of relaxing designs that offer a therapeutic retreat into a world of beauty, inner peace, and relaxation. Each exquisite design allows you to fall deep into the calming experience of coloring, providing tranquility and ease that we so often miss in the hustle and bustle of our daily lives. Perfect for framing and gift-giving, these designs bloom from creative sanctuary to modern works of art. Soothing designs perfect for art therapy Instant stress reliever Original designs 8.5 x 10 tear-out pages fit for framingPersonalized artwork for home-decorating, framing, or gift-giving
Fuel Your Fire: 200 Ways to Instantly Beat Burnout and Reignite Your Passion
Prevent burnout with more than 200 stress-relieving activities so you can feel more energized, engaged, and efficient.Life is full of demands—at home and at work—which can lead to a rise in stress and burnout. And with burnout being recognized as a diagnosable condition by the World Health Organization, it’s more important than ever to restore your purpose, energy, and enthusiasm!Fuel Your Fire can help you go from frazzled and fed up to relaxed, refreshed, and restored no matter the level of day-to-day demands and social pressures. With more than 200 different ways to truly and deeply relax and relieve tension, including breathing exercises, yoga poses, soothing activities, meditations, fun ways to connect with others, and more, you’ll be able to unplug and disconnect from all the areas of your life that bring you anxiety. These quick, practical activities are easy and enjoyable and can quickly help restore balance and prevent burnout.Feel more in control and empowered by taking a break from the stressors that are making you anxious. Fuel Your Fire has just what you need to reclaim your joy, confidence, and vitality so you never feel burnt out again.
5-Minute Energy: A More Vibrant, Engaged, and Purposeful You in Just 5 Minutes a Day
Find more than 200 quick, easy, and effective ways to feel more energized all day long in this handy, take-anywhere guide in the popular 5-Minutes series. Work, family, volunteering, socializing - people today are busier than ever. Who couldn’t use a boost of energy to help you keep up with all those obligations and activities? With these 200+ simple, yet effective, exercises, you’ll find ways to instantly increase your energy to take on the day - from feeling more alert in the morning, to staving off the dreaded afternoon slump, to having enough momentum left over for the evening while still winding down for a restful night’s sleep.With fun exercises including striking up a conversation with a stranger, setting positive intentions, dancing while making dinner, and trying something new every day, you’ll find yourself tackling your to-do list with new drive!
Does your life feel out of balance? Most of us are so overwhelmed by work, bills, and school and family commitments that we rush from person to person and place to place without ever feeling satisfied - sometimes giving one area of our lives too much attention and other areas not enough. It’s always too little or too much! This crazy imbalance and the resulting stress and unhappiness you feel are the clutter that Peter Walsh helps you tackle in Enough Already! Peter starts by explaining how the six key areas of your life - Family, Relationships, Work, Health, Money, and Spirituality are interrelated. He then shows you how, if one area of your life is cluttered, that clutter will creep into the other areas creating turmoil and imbalance in your life, family, work, and personal life. Peter offers a step-by-step plan to help you acknowledge and address the emotional and mental clutter that continually holds you back from living the more fulfilling life you deserve.With his wry humor, constant encouragement, and the specific tips and practical advice he offers, Peter shows how to prioritize what matters in your life; let go of the stress and clutter; and regain your balance, focus, energy, and purpose. By following his simple plan you will begin to view your life and how you spend your time and energy in a completely new way. By embracing Peter’s approach you will finally be able to live a stress-free life of balance and fulfillment - the life that’s been buried under all your emotional clutter for years and the one you’ve always imagined.
Clutch Excel Under Pressure
Sooner or later everyone encounters a situation in which the stakes are high and the outcome is vital. And even top performers can crumble when faced with such extreme pressure. But then there are the performers who thrive under such conditions. In Clutch, you'll meet: A skinny sergeant who saved his battalion in Iraq; A rookie baseball player who pitched his team into its first World Series; A lawyer who struggled in school but became one of the top litigators in America. According to Sullivan, clutch performance does not stem from an innate ability. It's a learned skill - the art of operating in high- stress situations as if they were everyday conditions. Even some of the most experienced and talented performers lack this skill - but Sullivan shows that anyone can develop it.
Always Change a Losing Game: Winning Strategies for Work, Home and Health (5th Edition)
Always Change a Losing Game has been published widely and continues to be popular and useful. Whether readers are dealing with compulsive eating, addiction, a growing family, an unhappy relationship or an unsatisfying job, or have a seemingly insurmountable challenge ahead of them, Dr. Posen provides practical guidelines that will help them change their losing habits and become happy.Now updated for our fast and stressful times, the book is written in everyday language to make it easy and reassuring. The connection to sports is understandable for readers thinking about their health, relationships, problem solving, self-esteem and productivity. Always Change a Losing Game explains how to make changes when important segments of their life -- work, relationships, family -- are not working out. But like all games, there has to be a plan, and it starts by changing the rules and focusing on three key areas.• Awareness -- Be aware of the game you already playing. Is it working? What are the common losing games? How do I recognize one? Be aware of mind traps and the power of beliefs. Look at how you behave.• Choice -- Change your thinking. Choose your focus. Keep and use your sense of humor. Choose your lifestyle. Take breaks. Pick your behavior. Find a support system. If it's not working, stop doing it. Understand why people don't solve problems.• Permission -- Give yourself permission to change. Make it happen.David Posen uses real-life stories of ordinary people (including himself) and everyday situations to show why change is necessary, beneficial and achievable.
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