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When Am I Going to Be Happy?: How to Break the Emotional Bad Habits That Make You Miserable - Penelope Russianoff

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When Am I Going to Be Happy?: How to Break the Emotional Bad Habits That Make You Miserable


Learn to change the emotional bad habits that make you unhappy.



- Recognize Your Emotional Bad Habits (and start to break them)



- Throw Off Your Security Blanket (and accept that you can have happiness)



- Talk Tenderly To Yourself (and increase self-esteem)



- Use The "To You-Ness To Me-Ness" Technique (and respond to negative comments with firm conviction, not rage)



- Get Rid Of The Imposter Phenomenon (and stop devaluing yourself)



- Accept Praise (and cease being your own worst critic)



- Stop Measuring Your Self

The Soul's Code: In Search of Character and Calling - James Hillman

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The Soul's Code: In Search of Character and Calling


Plato and the Greeks called it "daimon," the Romans "genius," the Christians "guardian angel." Today we use the terms heart, spirit, and soul. To James Hillman, the acknowledged intellectual source for Thomas Moore's bestselling sensation Care of the Soul, it is the central and guiding force of his utterly compelling "acorn theory" in which each life is formed by a unique image, an image that is the essence of that life and calls it to a destiny, just as the mighty oak's destiny is written in the tiny acorn.

In this new look at age-old themes, Hillman provides a radical, frequently amusing, and highly accessible path to realization through an extensive array of examples. He urges his readers to discover the "blueprints" particular to their own individual lives, certain that there is more to life than can be explained by genetics or environment. As he says, "We need a fresh way of looking at the importance of our lives."

What The Soul's Code offers is an inspirational, positive approach to life, a way of seeing, and a way of recovering what has been lost of our intrinsic selves.

H+ (Plus) A New Religion?: How to Live Your Life Positively Through Happiness, Humour, Help, Hope, Health - Edward De Bono

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H+ (Plus) A New Religion?: How to Live Your Life Positively Through Happiness, Humour, Help, Hope, Health


While many religions focus on the negative by telling us exactly what we should not do, this groundbreaking guide suggests that achievement and success are reachable through positive daily deeds. The fundamental principles presented here are not concerned with avoiding evils but on producing good in the world, whether by making someone laugh or helping an elderly person across the road. Altruistic and helpful actions produce a sense of achievement which in turn creates self-esteem and mental wellbeing. The act of aiding others and improving the world leads to a brighter and better outlook on life.

Seuss-isms - Dr. Seuss

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Seuss-isms


The simple but sage words of Dr. Seuss have helped many a child (and grownup) along the complicated road of life. For those who need reminders, here is a collection of some of the good doctor's wisest and wittiest sayings, on subjects as varied as "Equality and Justice" and "Facing Up to Adversity" to "The Art of Eating" and "The First Nerd"! A perfect gift for all occasions, ideal for sharing among generations--now with a "gift tag" on the jacket flap for consumers to personalize!

College Cooking: Feed Yourself and Your Friends - Megan Carle

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College Cooking: Feed Yourself and Your Friends


You have a midterm tomorrow and a fierce growl in your stomach. Your roommate just nabbed your last cup o' ramen. Do you: (A) Ignore your stomach and brew another pot of coffee? (B) Break out the PB&J? (C) Order pizza—again? (D) Make a quick trip to the grocery store? The answer's D, and College Cooking is the only study guide you'll need.Sisters Megan and Jill Carle know all about leaving a well-stocked kitchen to face an empty apartment fridge with little time to cook and very little money. They practically grew up in their parents' kitchen, but even that didn't prepare them for braving the supermarket aisles on their own. That's why they wrote COLLEGE COOKING—to share the tips and tricks they've learned while feeding themselves between late-night studying, papers, parties, and other distractions.Starting with kitchen basics, Megan and Jill first cover ingredients, equipment, and other prereqs for cooking a decent meal. They then provide more than ninety simple yet tasteworthy recipes—hearty home-style dishes, study-break snacks, healthy salads, sweet treats, and more (along with low-cal and veggie options). You'll find easy and cheap-to-make dishes, like: Tortilla Soup • Chili with Green Chile Cornbread • Chicken Salad Pita Sandwiches • Baked Penne Pasta with Italian Sausage • What's-in-the-Fridge Frittata • Peanut Butter Cup Bars • Brownie Bites You'll also find recipes for feeding a household of roommates, maximizing leftovers, cooking for a dinner date, and hosting parties with minimal prep and cost. Just consider COLLEGE COOKING your crash course in kitchen survival—and required reading for off-campus living.Reviews“College Cooking is a must-pack, along with the fry pan and the blender, for those going back to college or starting this year.”—Arizona Republic“The recipes are quick, easy, and simple.”—Kansas City Star“This is reasonable food reasonably fast. I was going too give the cookbook to someone in college, but no way. This is going straight into my collection.”—Oakland Tribune

True Meditation: Discover the Freedom of Pure Awareness - Adyashanti

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True Meditation: Discover the Freedom of Pure Awareness


What would happen if you were to allow everything to be exactly as it is? If you gave up the need for control, and instead embraced the whole of your experience in each moment that arose? In the fourteen years that he studied Zen, Adyashanti found that most seasoned meditators had used the practice as a means to a goal they never reached. What he ultimately realized: that only when you let go of all techniques?even the concept of yourself as a meditator?will you open to the art of true meditation: dwelling in the natural state. True Meditation invites you to join the growing number of seekers who have been touched by the wisdom of Adyashanti.

The Writer's Complete Fantasy Reference: An Indispensable Compendium of Myth and Magic - Terry Brooks, Daniel A. Clark, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Allan Maurer, P. Andrew Miller, Michael J. Varbola, Renee Wright

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The Writer's Complete Fantasy Reference: An Indispensable Compendium of Myth and Magic


Fantasy writing must be grounded in both truth and life experience if it is to work. It can be as inventive and creative as the writer can make it, a whirlwind of images and plot twists, but it cannot be built on a foundation of air. The world must be identifiable with our own, must offer us a frame of reference we can recognize.
--Terry Brooks

This is your complete guide to the realm of the fantastic. Whether you write science fiction, fantasy, horror, romance or historical fiction, here you'll find the factual information you need to construct a fantasy world full of wonder, imagination and spellbinding detail.

From fabled creatures to occult religions, every page of this intriguing guide reveals the hidden realities of all things mystical, mythical and supernatural.

Featuring charts, lists, illustrations and timelines, each chapter focuses on a different facet of fantasy, including:

* Pagan orders, secret societies, witchcraft and the rites and rituals of magic
* Detailed profiles of fantastic societies and ancient civilizations, from the Incas and Aztecs to Egypt and the Far East
* Medieval trades, occupations, laws and punishments
* Dragons, naiads, kelpies and other creatures of myth and fantasy
* Legendary races, including elves, dwarfs, giants and more
* A comprehensive look at the anatomy of a castle, describing the forms and functions of everything from barbicans to trebuchets

This guide also goes well beyond standard reference books, offering sound advice on the writing styles and structures of this complex genre, with important tips on how to weave the elements of fact and fantasy into an absorbing narrative.

Fascinating and authoritative, The Writer s Complete Fantasy Reference is the resource you need to create fiction that is compelling, fresh and wildly fantastic.

Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism - Muhammad Yunus, Karl Weber

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Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism


In the last two decades, free markets have swept the globe, bringing with them enormous potential for positive change. But traditional capitalism cannot solve problems like inequality and poverty, because it is hampered by a narrow view of human nature in which people are one-dimensional beings concerned only with profit. In fact, human beings have many other drives and passions, including the spiritual, the social, and the altruistic. Welcome to the world of social business, where the creative vision of the entrepreneur is applied to today's most serious problems: feeding the poor, housing the homeless, healing the sick, and protecting the planet.

Creating a World Without Poverty tells the stories of some of the earliest examples of social businesses, including Yunus's own Grameen Bank. It reveals the next phase in a hopeful economic and social revolution that is already under way—and in the worldwide effort to eliminate poverty by unleashing the productive energy of every human being.

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