Relationship Rescue: A Seven-Step Strategy for Reconnecting with Your Partner
After successfully helping hundreds of thousands of people take responsibility for their own actions, Dr. Phil McGraw now turns his expertise to the primary area of concern troubling most people: their relationships. In his tell-it-like-it-is style that already has influenced millions of Oprah viewers, Dr. Phil blows the whistle on the rhetoric of traditional couples therapy and instead tells you thatno matter what state your relationship is innot only are you responsible for it, you are responsible for getting it back on track. By doing this, he offers readers the chance for further happiness through meaningful, fulfilling relationships that work.
Are you wondering what the next killer app will be? Do you want to know how you can maintain and add to your value during these rapidly changing times? Are you wondering how the word love can even be used in the context of business? Instead of wondering, read this book and find out how to become a lovecat—a nice, smart person who succeeds in business and in life. How do you become a lovecat? By sharing your intangibles. By that I mean: Your knowledge: everything that comes from all the books that I’ll encourage you to devour. Your network: the collection of friends and contacts you now have, which I’ll teach you how to grow and nurture. Your compassion: that human warmth you already possess—in these pages I’ll convince you that you can show it freely at the office. What happens when you do all this? * You become a rich source of information to all around you. * You are seen as a person with valuable insight. * You are perceived as generous to a fault, producing surprise and delight. * You double your business intelligence in one year. * You triple your network of personal relationships in two years. * You quadruple the number of colleagues in your life who love you like family. In short, you become one of those amazing, outstanding people to whom everyone turns, who leads rather than follows, who never runs out of ideas, contacts, or friendship. Here’s the real scoop: Nice guys don’t finish last. They rule! From the Hardcover edition.
I Am Potential: Eight Lessons on Living, Loving, and Reaching Your Dreams
Patrick Henry Hughes was born with a rare genetic disorder that left him without eyes and physically disabled. But he was also blessed with exceptional musical talent—able to play the piano as a toddler and now, at age 19, a nationally known pianist, singer, and trumpeter who has performed at the Grand Ole Opry and the Kennedy Center. Currently he’s a member of his college marching band, playing while his devoted father pushes him in his wheelchair. With determined optimism and courage, Hughes has made “I am potential” his mantra and defied the impossible at every turn. Now, for the first time, Hughes and his father share the full account of his extraordinary journey. In I Am Potential, Hughes recounts the eight critical lessons he has learned that are at the heart of his success, including “When Life Gives You Lemons, Accept Them and Be Grateful” and “Do All You Can to Change What You Can.” Uplifting and revealing, I Am Potential is remarkably inspirational for anyone facing challenges in their own life.
From the authors of "Getting The Love You Want", this is a relationship book,identifying one of the major issues facing couples. They argue that many of us have trouble accepting and integrating the affection and appreciation we so deeply desire. It's focus is on the steps needed to dissolve the barriers to enable us to open our hearts to love.
These stories will deepen your Christian faith by helping you practice Christian values in your daily life: at home, at work and in the community. This collection will open your heart to the experience and expression of more love in your life and will remind you that you are never alone or without hope, no matter how challenging and painful your circumstances may be.
A Man Named Dave: A Story of Triumph and Forgiveness
"All those years you tried your best to break me, and I'm still here. One day you'll see, I'm going to make something of myself." --Dave Pelzer, from A Man Named DaveThese words were Dave Pelzer's declaration of independence to his mother, and they represented the ultimate act of self-reliance. Dave's father never intervened as his mother abused him with shocking brutality, denying him food and clothing, torturing him in any way she could imagine. This was the woman who told her son she could kill him any time she wanted to-and nearly did. The more than two million readers of Pelzer's previous international bestsellers, A Child Called "It" and The Lost Boy, know that he lived to tell his courageous story. A Man Named Dave is the gripping conclusion to his inspirational trilogy. With stunning generosity of spirit, Dave Pelzer invites readers on his journey to discover how he turned shame into pride and rejection into acceptance.
Beyond Jennifer & Jason, Madison & Montana : What To Name Your Baby Now
The book all new babies want their parents to read--now with the latest predictions, inspiration, and advice."In the decade since we've begun writing about names, the world of baby-nbaming has mushroomed from a sleepy little enterprise, with parents naming their children Jennifer and Jason and wondering whether there might be anything more exciting out there, to an adventurous and intelligent and style-conscious activity in which parents investigate everything from their family trees to names from their ancestors' native lands to atlases and even dictionaries that are ever more inventive, individual, and enlightened." --Linda Rosenkrantz and Pamela Redmond Satran No one knows baby names like these two experts--whose first book Beyond Jennifer & Jason predicted back in 1988 that then-obscure place names like Madison were "so far out they're on their way in" (They were right too: By 1998, Jennifer had gone from #4 in popularity to #24 and Madison had become the ninth most popular name for baby girls). This is the guide that tells you what you really need to know: which names are hot, which names are not, and which names are on their way up or down. Who cares if "Cameron" means "crooked nose" in ancient Scottish Gaelic? If you love the name, you want to know whether it's still as right for a boy as for a girl, and if there are going to be five other Camerons in your child's class at school.The brand-new edition of thie groundbreaking book gives you thousands of new choices and the kind of knolwedgeable guidance you won't find anywhere else. There are all-new sections, with all-new research, on naming a girl and naming a boy today, as well as fresh insights into the power of a name to influence your child's life, and lists of the most important styles and trends:Gender bending--names that defy old stereotypesEthnic names--vastly expanded multicultural options to reflect almost any heritageCelebrity baby names--the most comprehensive up-to-date listing of who's naming their baby whatWhat's hot now--plus The Classics: Sixty Traditional Names that Transcend Time The book all new babies want their parents to read--now with the latest predictions, inspiration, and advice."In the decade since we've begun writing about names, the world of baby-nbaming has mushroomed from a sleepy little enterprise, with parents naming their children Jennifer and Jason and wondering whether there might be anything more exciting out there, to an adventurous and intelligent and style-conscious activity in which parents investigate everything from their family trees to names from their ancestors' native lands to atlases and even dictionaries that are ever more inventive, individual, and enlightened." --Linda Rosenkrantz and Pamela Redmond SatranNo one knows baby names like these two experts--whose first book Beyond Jennifer & Jason predicted back in 1988 that then-obscure place names like Madison were "so far out they're on their way in" (They were right too: By 1998, Jennifer had gone from #4 in popularity to #24 and Madison had become the ninth most popular name for baby girls). This is the guide that tells you what you really need to know: which names are hot, which names are not, and which names are on their way up or down. Who cares if "Cameron" means "crooked nose" in ancient Scottish Gaelic? If you love the name, you want to know whether it's still as right for a boy as for a girl, and if there are going to be five other Camerons in your child's class at school.The brand-new edition of thie groundbreaking book gives you thousands of new choices and the kind of knolwedgeable guidance you won't find anywhere else. There are all-new sections, with all-new research, on naming a girl and naming a boy today, as well as fresh insights into the power of a name to influence your child's life, and lists of the most important styles and trends:Gender bending--names that defy old stereotypesEthnic names--vastly expanded multicultural options to reflect almost any heritageCelebrity baby names--the most comprehensive up-to-date listing of who's naming their baby whatWhat's hot now--plus The Classics: Sixty Traditional Names that Transcend Time
Don't Get Lucky Get Smart: Why Your Love Life Sucks and What You Can Do About It
With the same humor, real-world examples, and charming directness as Why Your Life Sucks, Don't Get Lucky — Get Smart spells out why many of us have been unlucky in love — and also offers practical ways to increase our relationship intelligence. From a self-help guru who admittedly owned a lot of unreal estate in dating hell for years, Don't Get Lucky distils the common reasons we all have bad — or just not great — relationships, showing us how to recognize our own patterns, and ultimately how to change for the better. An original voice with highly practical information: Cohen debunks the common myths we bring to dating and offers new insight into the realities of relationships. For example, chances are your love life sucks if you often… -Mistake "hope at first sight" for "love at first sight" -Date out of desperation. People who feel desperate do desperate things — and create desperate results -Seek only The Right Person — which may be a way of avoiding relationship -Get stuck on The Wrong Person — again and again and again
Carr’s The Easy Way to Stop Smoking sold nine million copies worldwide; his method succeeds because it helps smokers eliminate the psychological craving for a cigarette even before they throw away that last pack. Filled with inspiring stories and quotes from real women who have battled nicotine addiction, this follow-up addresses the unique difficulties females face when they decide to quit. Carr and Francesca Cesati focus on those issues of special concern to women, such as weight gain, increased stress, and smoking during pregnancy?making this the perfect gift for any woman who lights up?and wants to stop.
Angela Best offers help and guidance to women going through the menopause. The book helps the reader recognize, and deal with, the symptoms of the menopause giving advice such as: what foods to eat, how to exercise effectively and the latest nutritional and herbal remedies. The book also deals with all aspects of HRT. Using the knowledge she has gained through a lifetime of working with the rich and famous she sets out to show women that the second half of their lives can be even better than the first.
An invaluable sourcebook which gives unique access to the Home Front experts. Creating the home of your dreams is not always easy, particularly if you're looking for style at an affordable price. Help, however, is at hand as the Home Front team draw on their years of professional experience to put together an invaluable directory of over 2,500 stockists and suppliers, covering everything from where to buy a shaker-style chair to getting hold of the latest in light fittings. Home Front is regularly watched by 5.4 million viewers with a TV audience share of 24%.
Oliver James - leading psychologist and bestselling author of Affluenza - presents real-life interviews, fascinating research and clear guidance to ensure we don’t f *** up our under-threes
Are you confused by parenting advice from experts who contradict each other? Concerned about the possible effects of being a working mother? Terrified of turning into your own parents?
Parents today are overwhelmed with elaborate advice on how to raise babies. In How Not to F*** Them Up leading child psychologist Oliver James argues that it’s not our children that must be trained … it’s us.
Meticulously researched, inspiring and yet provocative, How Not to F*** Them Up raises important questions about the way in which we bring up our children: Do we, as a society, provide enough support for parents? How has the role of the father changed in recent years? Can a working mum ever reconcile her career with her family life?
Drawing on extensive interviews, James identifies three basic types of mum: the Hugger, the Organiser and the Fleximum. Outlining the benefits and pitfalls of each, James offers simple strategies to reconcile parents’ personal ambition and desire for a career with the needs of the family and maintaining a work/life balance.
By challenging our ingrained and often flawed beliefs, James shows us how our own childhood experiences can impact on our perception of ‘the family’, and how ultimately we can provide the happy, and stable, environment that all babies and toddlers need, regardless of our own upbringing.
Oliver James trained and practised as a child clinical psychologist and, since 1988, has worked as a writer, journalist, broadcaster and television documentary producer and presenter. His books include the bestselling They F*** You Up, Affluenza and Contented Dementia. www.oliver-james-books.com
Three Shoes, One Sock and No Hairbrush: Everything You Need to Know About Having Your Second Child
A handbook of advice on all aspects of life with a second child. Having two children is different from having one in almost every respect. The book looks at the demanding task of looking after two children, showing parents how to handle the time squeeze, feeling over-stretched, tantrums and confrontations, the complicated dynamic of the threesome, marital disharmony and returning to work.
DON'T SWEAT GUIDE FOR NEWLYWEDS, THE: FINDING WHAT MATTERS MOST IN THE FIRST YEAR (Don't Sweat Guides)
Every couple anticipates their wedding, but what happens when the realities of married life begin? At times the stresses of living together, having to compromise, combining finances, and other adjustments can seem overwhelming. The Don't Sweat Guide for Newlyweds shows just-marrieds how to cope. This guide is the perfect gift for those who are engaged or who have just gotten married. Book jacket.
A psychologist and bestselling author shows couples how to head off problems and create a healthy, immensely satisfying relationship
Leonard Felder has been counselling couples for more than 20 years. In his experience, it is much better for couples who experience boredom within the relationship or indications of more serious future problems to start addressing the issues sooner rather than later. By following the eight specific and realistic steps he outlines, couples can navigate their way through the problem areas that most often drive people apart, overcome the odds against staying together after things have started to go wrong, and create a truly satisfying relationship. Upbeat and non-judgmental, Wake Up or Break Up offers advice to partners in both heterosexual and same-sex relationships.
Dear G-Spot is New York Times bestselling author Zane's long-awaited guide to what she knows better than anyone else: love and sex. Dear G-Spot includes real letters from real people, both women and men, who have sought Zane's advice over the years -- the preacher's wife worrying about being judged, the virgin, the guy next door, the gay man next door, the woman with low self-esteem, and the other woman with a sex drive over the moon. In her own uniquely can-did and humorous way, Zane answers all your questions -- even questions you never thought to ask -- about making whoopee.
Almost 50% of American marriages end in divorce, so it stands to reason that most people have experienced the effects of divorce in some way. Breaking up is hard to do, but that rocky road can be smoothed with this guide featuring contributions by hundreds of former spouses who’ve made it out in one piece. Eye-opening stories and advice cover getting through the initial tough times; how to break the news to your children and help them cope; dealing with bitter in-laws and other family members; legal wrangling and dividing your stuff; maintaining a relationship with your ex (is it possible?); and more.
Goodbye, caterers. So long, wedding coordinators. Here is the bride's guide to thinking outside that robin's egg blue wedding-industry box. In this, the only comprehensive do-it-yourself wedding book, you ll find everything you need to pull off a personalized celebration. No cookie-cutter weddings here! With how-to info on flowers, invites, food, the ceremony, and more,The DIY Weddingmakes it easy to spend less and create an event that is entirely original. Inspiring ideas, countless resources, budgeting tips, contract templates, plus start-to-finish projects ease the planning pressure.
Turn Your Cablight On: Get Your Dream Man in 6 Months or Less
"I was trying to get a cab one day near my apartment in Manhattan, and wasn't having any luck. In New York City, you know when a cabbie is looking for a fare because his light is on, so I didn't even bother raising my hand for all the unavailable, unlit cabs going by. But then it occurred to me: What if one of them had a broken light and the driver didn't know it? He'd be driving all over the city looking for someone to hail him, but no one would. Why? Because he was sending the wrong signal, inadvertently. Could it be that your own light is off?" --Nancy Slotnick Have you tried every dating gimmick and almost (but not quite) given up hope? Nancy Slotnick is a professional dating coach whose program has helped hundreds of her private clients find love in six months or less. If youre skeptical, you should be. There are no guarantees in life, but if you believe it can happen to you, and youre ready to try something different, this is the book for you. Nancy knows you don't need rules or endless theories--you need a strategy that works. With Nancy's Program, you will spend 15 hours a week on a targeted search for Mr. Right. If that sounds like a lot of time, consider the time you will want to spend with this person, once you meet him. Why not put in the time to find him? If youve wasted hours on internet searches that went nowhere, or if youve been hanging around, waiting for someone to notice how great you are, get ready to try a completely new approach. Nancy will show you how to truly and confidently put yourself out there and how to get men to notice you. In Turn Your Cablight On, youll find Nancys expert tips, proven strategy, and invaluable advice on the male perspective. Nancy's husband Daniel Aferiat, a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in Manhattan, also gives his take on common dating situations and emotions in every chapter. If youve ever asked yourself why youre still single when you have so much to offer, youre about to find out how hundreds of women have made their own luck in loveand how you can, too. Advanced Quotes: "TURN YOUR CABLIGHT ON is an intelligent Program for finding out what you really want in a man, and then settling for nothing less. Nancy's advice is for women who are ready to take a few risks to end up in a great relationship, instead of sitting at home and waiting for it to happen." --Alex Michel, the original Bachelor "Nancy teaches women how to take control of the dating process without controlling the men. One thing we always hear from single men is that women don't see their point of view. Nancy really understands and translates the male perspective, and her instincts about them are right on." --Adele Testani and Ken Deckinger, co-founders of HurryDate "With her highbrow credentials, Nancy Slotnick, Harvard '89, lends an air of legitimacy to the oft-embarassing arena of forced fix-ups." --The New York Post "A great guide for those fabulous women out there who can't seem to find Mr. Right. Slotnick offers concrete advice for getting past the emotional and logistical barriers that unwittingly keep women from the relationships they seek." --Laura Berman, PhD, Director of the Berman Center, Chicago and author of Secrets of the Sexually Satisfied Woman: 10 Keys to Unlocking Ultimate Pleasure "A businesslike, philosophical yenta, who used her professional skills to help people navigate the New York dating scene." --Joanna Weiss, The Boston Globe
At last, the solution for getting disorganized boys back on track. Missed assignments. Lack of focus and enthusiasm. Falling grades. For too many boys and their frustrated parents, these are the facts of life. But they don't have to be. Top academic counselor Ana Homayoun has helped turn even the most disorganized, scattered, and unfocused boys into successful young people who consistently meet their personal and academic challenges. She does this by getting back to basics- -starting with a simple fact: Most boys needs to be taught how to get organized, how to study, and-- most important--how to visualize, embrace and meet their own goals. With an accessible and no-nonsense approach, Homayoun shows how to: "Identify their son's disorganizational style "Help him set academic and personal goals he cares about "Design and establish the right "tools of the trade" "Complete assignments without pulling all-nighters "Help him tune out social pressure and fend off anxiety Much more than a study guide, this insightful, user-friendly book provides a roadmap for the success too many boys have trouble finding--in school and in life.
For Lovers of God Everywhere : Poems of the Christian
Roger Housden, author of the best-selling Ten Poems to Change Your Life, celebrates the growing popularity of mystical poetry with this beautiful compilation from the Christian contemplative tradition. Although the writings of the Sufi mystics (Rumi and Hafez) and the Indian mystics (Mirabai and Kabir) have reached a wide audience in recent years, the poetry of the Christian mystics has yet to be discovered by a general audience. For Lovers of God Everywhere, a collection of nearly 100 poems from both historic and contemporary writers, heralds the reemergence of the great spiritual voices of the Christian tradition—a tradition with its own love songs to God, cries of longing, and bliss of union.
In this collection, Roger introduces us to some of the foremost poets of both the Eastern and Western Christian traditions. He takes us from the wisdom of the Desert Fathers to the passion of St. Augustine, through the medieval ecstasies of St. Francis of Assisi and St. Catherine of Siena, to the subtleties of St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa of Avila; and on to contemporary voices such as Rainer Maria Rilke, T.S. Eliot, and Mary Oliver. Roger’s insightful commentary on each poem inspires us to take its words more deeply into our souls and shows how the mystical tradition transcends sectarian divides and speaks to the heart of humanity.
Daniel Gottlieb is a practicing family therapist with a radical approach: he talks readily about his experiences, feelings, and reflectionsâ€¦even his life as a quadriplegic. This extraordinary attitude has generated the kind of trust, openness, and inspiration that has made his call-in radio show an outstanding success. Voices in the Family captures Dr. Gottlieb's profound sense of caring, warmth, and wisdom. By sharing fascinating stories from his private practice, he provides a shining demonstration of how to make peace with ourselves, our families, and our partners. He compassionately discusses ways of dealing with our parents (whether we're 15 or 50), handling the complex problems of love and marriage, and helping our children gain self-confidence and independence. Based on 20 years of experience, Dr. Gottlieb's advice is both fresh and effective. By allowing us a glimpse of his own heart, he helps us heal our own.
The Get-Your-Man-to-Marry-You Plan: Buying the Cow in the Age of Free Milk
What's a gal to do when her man's giving her everything she wants except a ring? This irreverent guide will help the marriage-ready woman evaluate the severity of her not-so-ready man's excuses for delaying marriage and sharpen her abilities to dismantle them. With a funny but firm hand, Lori Uscher-Pines, who herself maneuvered for a ring from her now-husband, offers the reader serious tips for securing a marriage proposal from the excuse-ridden, free-milk-gulping man she loves. Buying the Cow in the Age of Free Milk includes:*How to know if it's really time to push for a ring*The difference between me excuses, you excuses and institution of marriage excuses*The "severity" scale of common male excuses, and the associated tactics for changing his mind*Behavior fouls not to make on the quest for a proposalPushing for a proposal is about female empowerment, and this must-have guide will help the reader take control of her personal life without giving up the romantic, "then-he-got-down-on-one-knee" moment she's always imagined.
Mother Warriors: A Nation of Parents Healing Autism Against All Odds
McCarthy received an overwhelming response from other parents of autistic children after she published the "New York Times"-bestselling work, "Louder Than Words." The author expands her message to share recovery stories from parents across the country.