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release date: Nov 14, 2017
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Supernormal: The Untold Story of Adversity and Resilience
Clinical psychologist and author of The Defining Decade, Meg Jay takes us into the world of the supernormal: those who soar to unexpected heights after childhood adversity.

Whether it is the loss of a parent to death or divorce; bullying; alcoholism or drug abuse in the home; mental illness in a parent or a sibling; neglect; emotional, physical or sexual abuse; having a parent in jail; or growing up alongside domestic violence, nearly 75% of us experience adversity by the age of 20. But these experiences are often kept secret, as are our courageous battles to overcome them.

Drawing on nearly two decades of work with clients and students, Jay tells the tale of ordinary people made extraordinary by these all-too-common experiences, everyday superheroes who have made a life out of dodging bullets and leaping over obstacles, even as they hide in plain sight as doctors, artists, entrepreneurs, lawyers, parents, activists, teachers, students and readers. She gives a voice to the supernormals among us as they reveal not only "How do they do it?" but also "How does it feel?"

These powerful stories, and those of public figures from Andre Agassi to Jay Z, will show supernormals they are not alone but are, in fact, in good company.

Marvelously researched and compassionately written, this exceptional book narrates the continuing saga that is resilience as it challenges us to consider whether -- and how -- the good wins out in the end.

release date: Apr 24, 2017
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Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy
#1 New York Times Best Seller

From Facebook’s COO and Wharton’s top-rated professor, the #1 New York Times best-selling authors of Lean In and Originals: a powerful, inspiring, and practical book about building resilience and moving forward after life’s inevitable setbacks.

 
After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl Sandberg felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. “I was in ‘the void,’” she writes, “a vast emptiness that fills your heart and lungs and restricts your ability to think or even breathe.” Her friend Adam Grant, a psychologist at Wharton, told her there are concrete steps people can take to recover and rebound from life-shattering experiences. We are not born with a fixed amount of resilience. It is a muscle that everyone can build.
Option B combines Sheryl’s personal insights with Adam’s eye-opening research on finding strength in the face of adversity. Beginning with the gut-wrenching moment when she finds her husband, Dave Goldberg, collapsed on a gym floor, Sheryl opens up her heart—and her journal—to describe the acute grief and isolation she felt in the wake of his death. But Option B goes beyond Sheryl’s loss to explore how a broad range of people have overcome hardships including illness, job loss, sexual assault, natural disasters, and the violence of war. Their stories reveal the capacity of the human spirit to persevere . . . and to rediscover joy.
Resilience comes from deep within us and from support outside us. Even after the most devastating events, it is possible to grow by finding deeper meaning and gaining greater appreciation in our lives. Option B illuminates how to help others in crisis, develop compassion for ourselves, raise strong children, and create resilient families, communities, and workplaces. Many of these lessons can be applied to everyday struggles, allowing us to brave whatever lies ahead. Two weeks after losing her husband, Sheryl was preparing for a father-child activity. “I want Dave,” she cried. Her friend replied, “Option A is not available,” and then promised to help her make the most of Option B.
We all live some form of Option B. This book will help us all make the most of it.
release date: Oct 07, 2014
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Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

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 ending
Medicine 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.

release date: Jun 01, 2004
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Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson
Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague.  Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it.

For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago.

Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder.  Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger?

Mitch Albom had that second chance.  He rediscovered Morrie in the last months of the older man's life.  Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college.  Their rekindled relationship turned into one final "class": lessons in how to live.

Tuesdays with Morrie is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie's lasting gift with the world.


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release date: Mar 14, 2017
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Good Grief: Heal Your Soul, Honor Your Loved Ones, and Learn to Live Again
The star of TLC’s Long Island Medium and New York Times bestselling author Theresa Caputo provides a guide to overcoming grief, filled with inspiring lessons from Spirit and astonishing stories from the clients who have been empowered by Theresa’s spiritual readings.

After more than a decade of being a practicing medium, Theresa Caputo brings the powerful lessons she has learned about grief, healing, and finding happiness in the wake of tragedy. In almost every reading she gives, Spirit insists that people begin to embrace their lives again. Easily said, but not everyone knows where to begin, and putting back together the pieces of a life marked by loss is never easy. Sometimes, you need spiritual guidance—that's where Theresa comes in.

With her energetic, positive and encouraging tone, Theresa uses the lessons from Spirit to guide you through grief toward a place of solace and healing. Each lesson is grounded in her clients' stories as they share the experience of losing their loved ones, their encounters with Spirit during readings, and the ways in which they’ve been able to heal and grow. Each chapter is filled with activities to help you find your “new normal”—including journal entries, individual and group exercises, meditations, and moments of reflection—based on the truths that Theresa has gathered from Spirit. Good Grief will help you to feel stronger and more optimistic about what the future has in store for you.
release date: Mar 14, 2017
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The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully

Death is not waiting for us at the end of a long road. Death is always with us, in the marrow of every passing moment. She is the secret teacher hiding in plain sight, helping us to discover what matters most.

Life and death are a package deal. They cannot be pulled apart and we cannot truly live unless we are aware of death. The Five Invitations is an exhilarating meditation on the meaning of life and how maintaining an ever-present consciousness of death can bring us closer to our truest selves. As a renowned teacher of compassionate caregiving and the cofounder of the Zen Hospice Project, Frank Ostaseski has sat on the precipice of death with more than a thousand people. In The Five Invitations, he distills the lessons gleaned over the course of his career, offering an evocative and stirring guide that points to a radical path to transformation.

The Five Invitations:
-Don’t Wait
-Welcome Everything, Push Away Nothing
-Bring Your Whole Self to the Experience
-Find a Place of Rest in the Middle of Things
-Cultivate Don’t Know Mind

These Five Invitations show us how to wake up fully to our lives. They can be understood as best practices for anyone coping with loss or navigating any sort of transition or crisis; they guide us toward appreciating life’s preciousness. Awareness of death can be a valuable companion on the road to living well, forging a rich and meaningful life, and letting go of regret. The Five Invitations is a powerful and inspiring exploration of the essential wisdom dying has to impart to all of us.

This program is read by the author.

release date: Nov 01, 2007
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Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health-3 Vol Set.

Dianetics has remained a bestseller
for more than 50 years. And with over 20 million
copies in print, generating a movement that spans
virtually every country on Earth, it’s indisputably
the most widely read and influential book ever written about
the human mind.

Here is the anatomy and full description of the Reactive Mind,
the previously unknown source of nightmares, unreasonable fears,
upsets and insecurities which enslave Man. This book shows you
how to get rid of it, and so achieve something Man has previously
only dreamed of: the State of Clear.

Among the discoveries herein:

• The Goal of Man

• The Dynamic Principle of Existence — the one word that
  motivates all living things

• The Four Dynamics — the drives upon which all of life is
  compartmented

• The Descriptic Graph of Survival — revealing one’s true
  potential and how to achieve it

• The discovery of and complete anatomy of the Reactive
  Mind

• The painful experiences —engrams — contained in the
  Reactive Mind which command one to act irrationally
  against their own wishes and goals

• The impact of prenatal engrams — what took place before
  you were born and how it’s influenced you ever since

Dianetics enables you to discover and eradicate these harmful
experiences so they never affect you again, revealing the one
person you’ve always wanted to know — you.


WHAT'S HOLDING YOU BACK?

If you've ever felt there was something holding you back in life, ruining your plans and stopping you from being who you want to be, you were right.

The fact is, there is a single source of all your unhappiness, problems, stress and self-doubt. It's called the reactive mind — the hidden part of your mind that stores all painful experiences, then uses them against you.

Dianetics gets rid of the reactive mind. It's the only thing that does.

With over 20,000,000 copies in 50 languages, and used in more than 150 nations, Dianetics brings dramatic and permanent improvement to people all over the world.

Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health - quality   paperback edition, which gives the complete anatomy of the single source of all unhappiness, stress and negative feelings, and the technology to get rid of it.

There's only one way to find out if the Dianetics procedure is everything millions of people say it is.  Read the book!

Dianetics can help you achieve:

* Higher intelligence

* Creative imagination

* Amazing vitality

* Good memory

* Strong willpower

* Radiant health

* Magnetic personality

* Good self-control

 

RESULTS FROM APPLICATION:

"I suffered for years, ever since I was a kid, from sinus pressure. It would get so bad, I couldn't even bend over to pick up a pencil!

"And as a result, I'd have migraine headaches.

"Dianetics handled the source of my headaches - the reactive mind.

"I can't explain the feeling that I had at that time. The pressure just blew. I could feel it come off my face and it was such a relief.

"I walked around for months thinking, 'Okay, when is it going to come back?

When is it going to start?' It never did. It was just gone."

- K. F.


"My marriage was headed for divorce. And even though we loved each other, something had come between us and we didn't know what it was.

"We tried everything. We went to a marriage counselor, we even went to a psychiatrist and the end result was we still were headed for divorce.

"So just when I was about to file the final papers, a close friend of ours insisted, absolutely insisted, that we try Dianetics.

"And that was when we knew what had come between us - it was the reactive mind.

"So not only did Dianetics give us the tools to save and rebuild our marriage, but we love each other more today than the day we got married."

C. L.

 

"Dianetics enabled me to realize my potentials and find the success I had always sought."

K.B., Top Investment Counselor

 

"When I was 14 my life  became an uphill struggle.  A severe injury left me with a crippling back pain 24 hours a day.  I was told I would require treatment for the rest of my life and I wold have to live with the pain.  Over the next 12 years, I Iooked everywhere for a solution.  I even became a Doctor  of Chiropractic, but still nothing could make the pain stop.   Finally, I tried Dianetics, and I found that the pain was being caused by the reactive mind.  Within a few hours I stood up and, for the first time in 12 years, the pain was gone.   Dianetics has the answers!"

S.P., Doctor of Chiropractic

 

"I had a terrible accident and fractured my neck, and as a result was in a terrific amount of pain.  The doctors did everything that they could to try and handle it, and while my neck did heal, the pain persisted.  I began to take drugs to suppress the pain, and I became hooked on drugs.   That was the end of my motorcycle racing career.

"Then I found Dianetics and I found that the pain was in fact  coming from the reactive mind, because Dianetics handled it.  And I was no longer hooked on drugs when the pain was gone.

 "I started racing motorcycles again - this was ten years after the accident - and I went right to the top in racing motorcycles here in the United States.  Then I began training others and in fact I've trained ten of the last twelve national superbike champions.  None of this would ever have happened it it wasn't for Dianetics."

K.C., Champion Motorcycle Racing Instructor

 

 

 

release date: Nov 01, 2017
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It's OK That You're Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn't Understand
A New Resource for Those Experiencing Loss
 
With It’s OK That You’re Not OK, Megan Devine offers a profound new approach to both the experience of grief and the way we help others who have endured tragedy. Having experienced grief from both sides—as both a therapist and as a woman who witnessed the accidental drowning of her beloved partner—Megan writes with deep insight about the unspoken truths of loss, love, and healing. She debunks the culturally prescribed goal of returning to a normal, “happy” life, replacing it with a far healthier middle path, one that invites us to build a life alongside grief rather than seeking to overcome it.
 
On this unabridged audio recording read by the author, Megan offers stories, research, life tips, and creative and mindfulness-based practices to guide us through an experience we all must face. With Megan’s gentle but direct guidance, you’ll learn:
 
• Why well-meaning advice, therapy, and spiritual wisdom so often end up making it harder for people in grief
• How challenging the myths of grief—doing away with stages, timetables, and unrealistic ideals about how grief should unfold—allows us to accept it as a mystery to be honored instead of a problem to solve
• Practical guidance for managing stress, improving sleep, and decreasing anxiety without trying to “fix” your pain
 
Many people who have suffered a loss feel judged, dismissed, and misunderstood by a culture that wants to “solve” grief. Megan writes, “Grief no more needs a solution than love needs a solution.” It’s OK That You’re Not OK is a book for grieving people, those who love them, and all those seeking to love themselves—and each other—better.
 
 
release date: Dec 12, 2017
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The Orphaned Adult: Understanding and Coping With Grief and Change After the Death of Our Parents
[Read by Jeff Steitzer]

Losing our parents when we ourselves are adults is in the natural order of things, a rite of passage into true adulthood. But whether we lose them suddenly or after a prolonged illness, and whether we were close to or estranged from them, this passage proves inevitably more difficult than we thought it would be. A much-needed and knowledgeable discussion of this adult phenomenon, The Orphaned Adult validates the wide array of disorienting emotions that can accompany the death of our parents by sharing both the author's heart-felt experience of loss and the moving stories of countless adults who have shared their losses with him. From the recognition of our own mortality and sudden child-like sorrow to a sometimes-subtle change in identity or shift of roles in the surviving family, The Orphaned Adult guides readers through the storm of change this passage brings and anchors them with its compassionate and reassuring wisdom.

release date: Apr 01, 2015
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Destination: Higher Self!
Learn to become spiritually self-empowered and prepare for an enlightened transition. We are all headed to the life-changing transition of consciousness that we call death. Are you and your loved ones prepared for your spiritual journey? William Buhlman, best-selling author and expert on the subject of out-of-body experiences, has created this program to assist those in the transition process to become spiritually self-empowered and prepare for an enlightened transition. Features three exercises on two CDs. Two meditations, Doorways to Your Higher Self and Waves of Light, are contained on CD1. CD2 contains Affirmations to Experience your Higher Self. Both CDs are supported with Hemi-Sync® technology. This program can also be used for the exploration of consciousness. Music by Christopher Lloyd Clarke. Guidance manual included. Please note: These exercises are designed to take you into highly expanded states of consciousness, and do not include frequencies for grounding at the end. Therefore, if you are not a person in transition, it is imperative to ground yourself after listening. See guidance manual for more information. Features hemispheric synchronization sound technologies to balance and focus the brain DO NOT listen to Hemi-Sync® products while driving.
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