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In Being Mortal bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its endingMedicine has triumphed in modern times transforming birth injury and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable But in the inevitable condition of aging and death the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit Nursing homes preoccupied with safety pin patients into railed beds and wheelchairs Hospitals isolate the dying checking for vital signs long after the goals of cure have become moot Doctors committed to extending life continue to carry out devastating procedures that in the end extend suffering Gawande a practicing surgeon addresses his profession s ultimate limitation arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families Gawande offers examples of freer more socially fulfilling models for assisting the infirm and dependent elderly and he explores the varieties of hospice care to demonstrate that a person s last weeks or months may be rich and dignified Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling Being Mortal asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even... to the end providing not only a good life but also a good end more
Marriage should be based on love right But does it seem as though you and your spouse are speaking two different languages New York Times bestselling author Dr Gary Chapman guides couples in identifying understanding and speaking their spouse s primary love language quality time words of affirmation gifts acts of service or physical touch By learning the five love languages you and your spouse will discover your unique love languages and learn practical steps in truly loving each other Chapters are categorized by love language for easy reference and each one ends with specific simple steps to express a specific language to your spouse and guide your marriage in the right direction A newly designed love languages assessment will help you understand and strengthen your relationship You can build a lasting loving marriage together Gary Chapman hosts a nationally syndicated daily radio program called A Love Language Minute that can be heard on more than 150 radio stations as well as the weekly syndicated program Building Relationships with Gary Chapman which can both be heard on fivelovelanguages com The Five Love Languages is a consistent new York Times bestseller - with over 5 million copies sold and translated into 38 languages... This book is a sales phenomenon with each year outselling the prior for 16 years running Includes a promotional code to gain exclusive online access to the new comprehensive love languages assessment more
For the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion Sam Harris s new book is a guide to meditation as a rational spiritual practice informed by neuroscience and psychology From multiple New York Times bestselling author neuroscientist and new atheist Sam Harris Waking Up is for the 30 percent of Americans who follow no religion but who suspect that Jesus Buddha Lao Tzu Rumi and the other saints and sages of history could not have all been epileptics schizophrenics or frauds Throughout the book Harris argues that there are important truths to be found in the experiences of such contemplatives and therefore that there is more to understanding reality than science and secular culture generally allow Waking Up is part seeker s memoir and part exploration of the scientific underpinnings of spirituality No other book marries contemplative wisdom and modern science in this way and no author other than Sam Harris a scientist philosopher and famous skeptic could write it
In his phenomenal 1 New York Times bestseller Act Like a Lady Think Like a Man Steve Harvey told women what it takes to succeed in love Now he tells everyone how to succeed in life giving you the keys to fulfill your purpose Countless books on success tell you what you need to get that you don t already possess In Act Like a Success Think Like a Success Steve Harvey tells you how to achieve your dreams using the gift you already have Every one of us was born with a gift endowed by our creator something you do the best at with very little effort While it can be like someone else s your gift is yours alone No one can take it away You are the only one who can use it or waste it Steve shows how that gift holds your greatest chance at success and the fulfillment of your life s mission and purpose He helps you learn to define your gift whether it s being a problem solver a people-connector a whiz with numbers or having an eye for colors He makes clear that your job is not your gift you may use it in your work but it can also be used in your marriage or relationship your community and throughout every aspect of your life Throughout he provides a set of principles that will help you direct your gift The scriptures say your gift will make... room for you and put you in the presence of great men Steve reminds us This book is your roadmap to identifying your gift acknowledging it perfecting it connecting it to a vehicle and riding it to success Because Success is the gift you already have Funny yet firm told in Steve s warm and insightful voice and peppered with anecdotes from his own life practical advice and truthful insights this essential guide can help you transform your life and achieve everything you were born to more
Tony Robbins has coached and inspired more than 50 million people from over 100 countries More than 4 million people have attended his live events Oprah Winfrey calls him super-human Now for the first time in his first book in two decades he s turned to the topic that vexes us all How to secure financial freedom for ourselves and our families Based on extensive research and one-on-one interviews with more than 50 of the most legendary financial experts in the world from Carl Icahn and Warren Buffett to Ray Dalio and Steve Forbes Tony Robbins has created a simple 7-step blueprint that anyone can use for financial freedom Robbins has a brilliant way of using metaphor and story to illustrate even the most complex financial concepts making them simple and actionable With expert advice on our most important financial decisions Robbins is an advocate for the reader dispelling the myths that often rob people of their financial dreams Tony Robbins walks readers of every income level through the steps to become financially free by creating a lifetime income plan This book delivers invaluable information and essential practices for getting your financial house in order MONEY Master the Game is the book millions of people have been waiting... for more
One of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated readers for 25 years It has transformed the lives of Presidents and CEOs educators and parents in short millions of people of all ages and occupations
Researcher and thought leader Dr Bren Brown offers a powerful new vision that encourages us to dare greatly to embrace vulnerability and imperfection to live wholeheartedly and to courageously engage in our lives It is not the critic who counts not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done them better The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood who strives valiantly who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at worst if he fails at least fails while daring greatly Theodore Roosevelt Every day we experience the uncertainty risks and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable or to dare greatly Whether the arena is a new relationship an important meeting our creative process or a difficult family conversation we must find the courage to walk into vulnerability and engage with our whole hearts In Daring Greatly Dr Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability Based on twelve years of research she argues that vulnerability is not weakness but rather our clearest path to courage engagement and meaningful connection The book that Dr Brown s many fans have... been waiting for Daring Greatly will spark a new spirit of truth and trust in our organizations families schools and communities more
In The Gifts of Imperfection Bren Brown a leading expert on shame authenticity and belonging shares ten guideposts on the power of Wholehearted living a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness Each day we face a barrage of images and messages from society and the media telling us who what and how we should be We are led to believe that if we could only look perfect and lead perfect lives we d no longer feel inadequate So most of us perform please and perfect all the while thinking What if I can t keep all of these balls in the air Why isn t everyone else working harder and living up to my expectations What will people think if I fail or give up When can I stop proving myself In her ten guideposts Brown engages our minds hearts and spirits as she explores how we can cultivate the courage compassion and connection to wake up in the morning and think No matter what gets done and how much is left undone I am enough and to go to bed at night thinking Yes I am sometimes afraid but I am also brave And yes I am imperfect and vulnerable but that doesn t change the truth that I am worthy of love and belonging This important book is about the lifelong journey from What will people think to I am enough Brown s unique... ability to blend original research with honest storytelling makes reading The Gifts of Imperfection like having a long uplifting conversation with a very wise friend who offers compassion wisdom and great advice Harriet Lerner New York Times best-selling author of The Dance of Anger and The Dance of Connection Bren Brown courageously tackles the dark emotions that get in the way of leading a fuller life read this book and let some of that courage rub off on you Daniel H Pink New York Times best-selling author of A Whole New Mind Courage compassion and connection Through Bren s research observations and guidance these three little words can open the door to amazing change in your life Ali Edwards author of Life Artistmore
World-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck in decades of research on achievement and success has discovered a truly groundbreaking idea the power of our mindset Dweck explains why it s not just our abilities and talent that bring us success but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn t foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment but may actually jeopardize success With the right mindset we can motivate our kids and help them to raise their grades as well as reach our own goals personal and professional Dweck reveals what all great parents teachers CEOs and athletes already know how a simple idea about the brain can create a love of learning and a resilience that is the basis of great accomplishment in every area
The book that started the Quiet RevolutionAt least one-third of the people we know are introverts They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion who favor working on their own over working in teams It is to introverts Rosa Parks Chopin Dr Seuss Steve Wozniak that we owe many of the great contributions to society In Quiet Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so She charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal throughout the twentieth century and explores how deeply it has come to permeate our culture She also introduces us to successful introverts from a witty high-octane public speaker who recharges in solitude after his talks to a record-breaking salesman who quietly taps into the power of questions Passionately argued superbly researched and filled with indelible stories of real people Quiet has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and equally important how they see themselves Now with Extra Libris material including a reader s guide and bonus content
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