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release date: Sep 12, 2017
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Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A timely and important new book that challenges everything we think we know about cultivating true belonging in our communities, organizations, and culture, from the #1 bestselling author of Rising Strong, Daring Greatly, and The Gifts of Imperfection

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“True belonging doesn’t require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are.” Social scientist Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives—experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame, and empathy. In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization. With her trademark mix of research, storytelling, and honesty, Brown will again change the cultural conversation while mapping a clear path to true belonging.

Brown argues that we’re experiencing a spiritual crisis of disconnection, and introduces four practices of true belonging that challenge everything we believe about ourselves and each other. She writes, “True belonging requires us to believe in and belong to ourselves so fully that we can find sacredness both in being a part of something and in standing alone when necessary. But in a culture that’s rife with perfectionism and pleasing, and with the erosion of civility, it’s easy to stay quiet, hide in our ideological bunkers, or fit in rather than show up as our true selves and brave the wilderness of uncertainty and criticism. But true belonging is not something we negotiate or accomplish with others; it’s a daily practice that demands integrity and authenticity. It’s a personal commitment that we carry in our hearts.” Brown offers us the clarity and courage we need to find our way back to ourselves and to each other. And that path cuts right through the wilderness. Brown writes, “The wilderness is an untamed, unpredictable place of solitude and searching. It is a place as dangerous as it is breathtaking, a place as sought after as it is feared. But it turns out to be the place of true belonging, and it’s the bravest and most sacred place you will ever stand.”
release date: Mar 31, 2003
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Lost in a Good Book
Thursday Next, literary detective and newlywed is back to embark on an adventure that begins, quite literally on her own doorstep. It seems that Landen, her husband of four weeks, actually drowned in an accident when he was two years old. Someone, somewhere, sometime, is responsible. Having barely caught her breath after The Eyre Affair, Thursday must battle corrupt politicians, try to save the world from extinction, and help the Neanderthals to species self-determination. Mastodon migrations, journeys into Just William, a chance meeting with the Flopsy Bunnies, and violent life-and-death struggles in the summer sales are all part of a greater plan. But whose? and why?
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release date: Jul 01, 2011
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Futurecast (Library Edition): What Today's Trends Mean for Tomorrow's World
There are three types of people when it comes to the future: those who will watch what happens, those who will make it happen, and those who will wonder what happened. Which will you be? Our society has widespread and unprecedented access to information, but what do we do with it all? Who do we trust to accurately track our societal trends, interpret them, and see possibilities for the future—and how can we help to shape that future? The answers lie in Futurecast, an insider glimpse of today’s world—and tomorrow’s. Researcher George Barna will inform you about the trends that are soon to change your life and environment, equip you to face them, and encourage you to stand among the visionaries who create the future rather than react to it.
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release date: Dec 11, 2018
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iGen: Why Today's Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy--and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood--and What That Means for the Rest of Us

A highly entertaining first look at how today's members of iGen--the children, teens, and young adults born in the mid-1990s and later--are vastly different from their Millennial predecessors, and from any other generation, from the renowned psychologist and author of Generation Me.

With generational divides wider than ever, parents, educators, and employers have an urgent need to understand today's rising generation of teens and young adults. Born in the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s and later, iGen is the first generation to spend their entire adolescence in the age of the smartphone. With social media and texting replacing other activities, iGen spends less time with their friends in person--perhaps why they are experiencing unprecedented levels of anxiety, depression, and loneliness.

But technology is not the only thing that makes iGen distinct from every generation before them; they are also different in how they spend their time, how they behave, and in their attitudes toward religion, sexuality, and politics. They socialize in completely new ways, reject once sacred social taboos, and want different things from their lives and careers. More than previous generations, they are obsessed with safety, focused on tolerance, and have no patience for inequality. iGen is also growing up more slowly than previous generations: eighteen-year-olds look and act like fifteen-year-olds used to.

As this new group of young people grows into adulthood, we all need to understand them: Friends and family need to look out for them; businesses must figure out how to recruit them and sell to them; colleges and universities must know how to educate and guide them. And members of iGen also need to understand themselves as they communicate with their elders and explain their views to their older peers. Because where iGen goes, so goes our nation--and the world.

release date: Jan 01, 2000
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release date: Oct 24, 2017
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Speed Reading: Double Your Reading Speed in a Day

Improve your memory and comprehension: Learn how to speed read in a day!

What do you think of when you hear the term "speed reading"? Can you imagine your eyes running through a sentence on a page? Speed reading is certainly a skill that many people envy, especially those who love to read. Baby steps are in order for sure, but reading 1,000-page books in a matter of hours, instead of days, is the goal. It is certainly possible to develop this skill. Dive into this audiobook to find out how.

With Speed Reading, you will learn that speed reading is not just about speed, but also about control - and why it is so effective. You'll find out why it's essential to use different strategies and techniques to read with more ease and efficiency! Furthermore, Speed Reading teaches you to:

  • Practice basic tactics for reading fast
  • Let go of bad habits
  • Increase your understanding, comprehension, and memory
  • Tackle fundamentals to discover your speed of reading
  • And so much more!
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release date: Oct 30, 2017
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The Consistent Consumer Revised and Expanded

Behavior-based demographics are dead. Instead, values-based systems are what will ensure the success of your next marketing campaign. The authors of The Consistent Consumer say values, not past behaviors, will help you better define and understand today's diverse consumer groups and more accurately anticipate how these distinct populations are likely to behave in the future - and what they are likely to buy as a result.

Ken Beller, Steve Weiss, and New York Times best-selling author Louis Patler offer a values-based profiling system with six proprietary value populations you can use to quickly and effectively shape marketing strategy and increase the impact if your brand. With The Consistent Consumer as your guide, you'll learn how to make an instant connection with consumers, increase sales by learning what really drives consumer spending, enhance market share with products that speak to core values, motivate groups more effectively with customized messages, and influence consumer buying decisions for years to come.

The authors offer successful case studies from industries such as quick-serve restaurants, home improvement, and sports and entertainment, along with dozens of sales, marketing, and management insights that will teach you how a values-based system will help you brand your product at a much deeper, more enduring, and ultimately more consistently profitable level.

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release date: May 12, 2014
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Secret Wisdom of the Orient: Ancient Wisdom for Life

Learn secret wisdom of the Orient from a master instructor who practices it every day. Find out why there are always alternatives to fighting and physical confrontation.

Why this audiobook? Someone once said that if you can't find the guide you are looking for after a thorough search, you should write it yourself, because others are probably looking for it too. After my journey of over 40 years in martial arts, I have recognized a need for passing on some of the knowledge learned, appreciated, and cherished. This audiobook is my feeble attempt in just doing that. It is my gift and personal gesture in giving back something to the world in the hope that it may make a difference in many lives. In this audiobook, I cover many things that are from the wisdom of the Ancients, and it is the same teaching that I instruct others almost on a daily basis.

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release date: Jun 15, 2021
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Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution [Epic Audio Collection]
Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution [Epic Audio Collection] is an live audio recording of performers reading the book in it's original text. This edition is part of the Epic Audio Collection of talking books.
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release date: Jan 01, 1998
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