Kindle Books by Dianne Hales

Dianne Hales is the author of An Invitation to Health: Taking Charge of Your Health, Brief Edition (2020), La Passione (2019), An Invitation to Health, 18th Edition (2018), An Invitation to Health, Brief Edition (2016) and other 5 books.

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An Invitation to Health: Taking Charge of Your Health, Brief Edition

release date: Feb 03, 2020
An Invitation to Health: Taking Charge of Your Health, Brief Edition
Explore AN INVITATION TO HEALTH: TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR HEALTH, BRIEF EDITION, 11th Edition, where renowned author Dianne Hales helps you commit to a healthier lifestyle. From physical and mental health to social and sexual issues, this personal health text candidly explores the mind, body, and spirit, and shows you how to start making better health choices today. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

La Passione

release date: Apr 16, 2019
La Passione
A jubilant celebration of Italy’s outsize impact on culture, from literature to art, music to movies, that “masterfully examines the multitude of reasons why so many people fall in love with Italy and the Italian lifestyle” (Forbes) Can you imagine painting without Leonardo, opera without Verdi, fashion without Armani, food without the signature tastes of pasta, gelato, and pizza? The first universities, first banks, first public libraries? All Italian. New York Times bestselling author Dianne Hales attributes these landmark achievements to la passione italiana, a primal force that stems from an insatiable hunger to discover and create; to love and live with every fiber of one's being. This fierce drive, millennia in the making, blazes to life in the Sistine Chapel, surges through a Puccini aria, deepens a vintage Brunello, and rumbles in a gleaming Ferrari engine. Our ideal tour guide, Hales sweeps readers along on her adventurous quest for the secrets of la passione. She swims in the playgrounds of mythic gods, shadows artisanal makers of chocolate and cheese, joins in Sicily’s Holy Week traditions, celebrates a neighborhood Carnevale in Venice, and explores pagan temples, vineyards, silk mills, movie sets, crafts studios, and fashion salons. She introduces us, through sumptuous prose, to unforgettable Italians, historical and contemporary, all brimming with the greatest of Italian passions—for life itself. A lyrical portrait of a spirit as well as a nation, La Passione appeals to the Italian in all our souls, inspiring us to be as daring as Italy’s gladiators, as eloquent as its poets, as alluring as its beauties, and as irresistible as its lovers. Praise for La Passione “[An] effervescent love letter to all things Italian.”—Newsday “In this sweeping account of la passione italiana from ancient to modern times, Dianne Hales shows once again why she is one the world’s foremost guides to the riches of Italian culture. Every page resonates with the author’s love for Italy and her joy in sharing its remarkable discoveries and exquisite pleasures with her readers.” —Joseph Luzzi, author of My Two Italies and In a Dark Wood “Hales takes us on an enriching and delightful journey, filled with fascinating characters, scintillating sensual details, and an authentic connection to the ever-inspiring Italian heart and soul that has given the world boundless pleasures.” —Susan Van Allen, author of 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go

An Invitation to Health, 18th Edition

release date: Jan 01, 2018
An Invitation to Health, 18th Edition
From physical and mental to social and sexual, Dianne Hales' AN INVITATION TO HEALTH: YOUR LIFE, YOUR FUTURE helps students achieve a healthier lifestyle now and in the future. The 18th Edition covers new research on such topics as happiness and health, current statistics on life expectancy and death rates, mindfulness for college students, 2015-2020 USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans, immunization, sleep habits, stress levels, safe sex practices, healthier fast-food choices, substance abuse, dubious diets, fitness monitors and e-cigarettes. It also addresses healthy living on a budget, preventive measures and practical strategies that turn small changes into big benefits. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

An Invitation to Health, Brief Edition

release date: Dec 05, 2016
An Invitation to Health, Brief Edition
Explore AN INVITATION TO HEALTH, The Power of Now, Brief, 10th Edition, where renowned author Dianne Hales helps you commit to a healthier lifestyle. From physical and mental health to social and sexual issues, this personal health text candidly explores the mind, body, and spirit, and shows you how to start making better health choices today. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Personal Stress Management: Surviving to Thriving

release date: Dec 05, 2016
Personal Stress Management: Surviving to Thriving
Conquer the pressures of college life with PERSONAL STRESS MANAGEMENT: FROM SURVIVING TO THRIVING. This book provides you with helpful insights and personal strategies for managing the demands ahead and throughout your college career. Written by health and psychology experts, this book offers self-assessments, helpful tips, and even a customizable toolkit for dealing with academics, time management, relationships, and more. You’ll also learn how to change your perspective and respond to stress in creative ways, with confidence and resilience, empowering you to be smarter, stronger, and more successful for the rest of your life. Engaging you with skills you can use right away, PERSONAL STRESS MANAGEMENT: FROM SURVIVING TO THRIVING incorporates the latest insights from neuroscience, exercise physiology, nutrition, and medicine, while encouraging healthy habits like regular exercise and good nutrition to prevent burnout. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Mona Lisa

release date: Aug 05, 2014
Mona Lisa
Everybody knows her smile, but no one knows her story: Meet the flesh-and-blood woman who became one of the most famous artistic subjects of all time—Mona Lisa. A genius immortalized her. A French king paid a fortune for her. An emperor coveted her. Every year more than nine million visitors trek to view her portrait in the Louvre. Yet while everyone recognizes her smile, hardly anyone knows her story. “Combining history, whimsical biography, personal travelogue, and love letter to Italy...Mona Lisa is an entertaining” (Publishers Weekly) book of discovery about the world’s most recognized face. Who was she? Why did the most renowned painter of her time choose her as his model? What became of her? And why does her smile enchant us still? Dianne Hales, author of La Bella Lingua, became obsessed with finding the real Mona Lisa on repeated trips to Florence. In Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered, she takes readers with her to meet Lisa’s descendants; uncover her family’s long and colorful history; and explore the neighborhoods where she lived as a girl, a wife, and a mother. In the process, we can participate in Lisa’s daily rituals; understand her personal relationships; and see, hear, smell, and taste “her” Florence. Hales brings to life a time poised between the medieval and the modern, a vibrant city bursting into fullest bloom, and a culture that redefined the possibilities of man—and of woman. Mona Lisa is “a readable and affectionate my-search-for-story for art lovers and anyone interested in glorious and gory Florence in the fifteenth to sixteenth centuries, and in the divine Leonardo in particular…Hales’s assiduous research has made it possible for us to know Mona Lisa just a bit, enough to wonder if this otherwise ordinary Florentine housewife could ever have imagined her portrait enchanting millions for centuries” (USATODAY.com).

An Invitation to Health: Building Your Future, Brief Edition

release date: Jan 01, 2013
An Invitation to Health: Building Your Future, Brief Edition
Do you want to better understand how your personal health affects your daily life? Do you want to make healthier choices and change certain behaviors? Learn It and Live It with AN INVITATION TO HEALTH: BUILD YOUR FUTURE, Brief Edition. This student-oriented text helps you assess your health behaviors, encourages behavior change, and gives you practical ways to achieve it. Through its clear and engaging writing style, this text addresses current issues related to health and wellness that can affect you now and throughout your life. Delivering the most current coverage available, this book equips you with practical ideas and tools that you can immediately apply to your own life, helping you make informed decisions about your mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

La Bella Lingua

release date: May 12, 2009
La Bella Lingua
A celebration of the language and culture of Italy, La Bella Lingua is the story of how a language shaped a nation, told against the backdrop of one woman’s personal quest to speak fluent Italian. For anyone who has been to Italy, the fantasy of living the Italian life is powerfully seductive. But to truly become Italian, one must learn the language. This is how Dianne Hales began her journey. In La Bella Lingua, she brings the story of her decades-long experience with the “the world’s most loved and lovable language” together with explorations of Italy’ s history, literature, art, music, movies, lifestyle and food in a true opera amorosa — a labor of her love of Italy. Over the course of twenty-five years, she has studied Italian through Berlitz, books, CDs, podcasts, private tutorials and conversation groups, and, most importantly, time spent in Italy. In the process the Italian language became not just a passion and a pleasure, but a passport into Italy’s storia and its very soul. She invites readers to join her as she traces the evolution of Italian in the zesty graffiti on the walls of Pompeii, in Dante’s incandescent cantos and in Boccaccio’s bawdy Decameron. She portrays how social graces remain woven into the fabric of Italian: even the chipper “ciao,” which does double duty as “hi” and “bye,” reflects centuries of bella figura. And she exalts the glories of Italy’s food and its rich and often uproarious gastronomic language: Italians deftly describe someone uptight as a baccala (dried cod), a busybody who noses into everything as a prezzemolo (parsley), a worthless or banal movie as a polpettone (large meatball). Like Dianne, readers of La Bella Lingua will find themselves innamorata, enchanted, by Italian, fascinated by its saga, tantalized by its adventures, addicted to its sound, and ever eager to spend more time in its company.

Think Thin, Be Thin

release date: Dec 28, 2004
Think Thin, Be Thin
If you’ve been struggling with your weight, you know how hard it can be to lose those extra pounds and keep them off. In the groundbreaking Think Thin, Be Thin, nationally prominent psychotherapist Doris Wild Helmering and award-winning health writer Dianne Hales assert that the true key to a healthy body weight is a healthy attitude toward food and exercise. Their logic is simple: Your brain ultimately controls what you eat and whether you work out. If you change the way you think, you can change the way you behave. And you can lose weight. Using proven psychological strategies and scientifically based exercises, you will learn how to harness your thoughts to transform your behavior, body, and life. With practical advice on such troublesome issues as curbing emotional eating, motivating yourself to exercise, and overcoming diet plateaus, this book is the ideal complement to any diet and weight-loss program.
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