Por que é tão difícil mudar, mesmo quando sabemos que determinados hábitos ou atitudes nos são prejudiciais? Que mecanismos estão por trás da nossa resistência à mudança e como entendê-los para, então, desmantelá-los? Contumaz observador da alma humana, Flávio Gikovate analisa neste livro os obstáculos que enfrentamos quando nos propomos a mudar um comportamento e aponta caminhos para vencer tais entraves. A vontade pessoal e a autoanálise são ingredientes fundamentais, mas não só. A razão também tem papel primordial: o que de fato queremos mudar? Quem desejamo-nos tornar? Estaremos dispostos a abrir mão da estabilidade para alcançar nossos objetivos? Conseguiremos suportar a dor das perdas imediatas para gozar de benefícios em longo prazo? Sem fórmulas prontas nem conselhos fáceis, o autor mostra como a biologia, a cultura e a personalidade moldam o indivíduo e leva o leitor a reflexões profundas sobre a capacidade que todos temos de mudar.
Será que é mesmo possível acender as chamas do amor em até 90 minutos? Neste livro, você descobrirá que é realmente possível que duas pessoas se apaixonem em 90 minutos ou menos, e aprenderá técnicas de comunicação e gestos que o ajudarão a conquistar o homem ou a mulher dos seus sonhos. Quando Nicholas Boothman publicou seu primeiro livro Como fazer as pessoas gostarem de você em até 90 segundos, as pessoas pensaram que era uma teoria maluca e superficial, até perceberem que realmente decidimos se gostamos ou não de alguém nos primeiros dois segundos em que a conhecemos. Após esses segundos inicias você já está no caminho para transformar uma primeira impressão em uma relação duradoura. De forma, às vezes, consciente as pessoas com habilidades sociais enviam sinais por meio da linguagem corporal de forma que as outras pessoas gostem, confiem e sentem-se confortáveis ao lado delas. Você pode aprender a expressar-se de uma maneira mais eficaz e conquistar tantas pessoas como àquelas que você admira.
Partindo de sua própria batalha contra a depressão, Andrew Solomon constrói um retrato monumental da doença que assola nossos tempos.Lançado em 2000, O demônio do meio-dia continua sendo uma referência sobre a depressão, para leigos e especialistas. Com rara humanidade, sabedoria e erudição, o premiado autor Andrew Solomon convida o leitor a uma jornada sem precedentes pelos meandros de um dos temas mais espinhosos e complexos de nossos dias.Entremeando o relato de sua própria batalha contra a doença com o depoimento de vítimas da depressão e a opinião de especialistas, Solomon desconstrói mitos, explora questões éticas e morais, descreve as medicações disponíveis, a eficácia de tratamentos alternativos e o impacto que a depressão tem nas várias populações demográficas (sejam crianças, homossexuais ou os habitantes da Groenlândia).No epílogo inédito escrito exclusivamente para a reedição brasileira, conhecemos o que aconteceu com Solomon, com os entrevistados e com os tratamentos da depressão desde a publicação de O demônio do meio-dia. A inteligência, a curiosidade e a empatia do autor nos permitem conhecer não só as doenças mentais, mas a profundidade da experiência humana. Uma obra monumental.
A ‘normal’ life is not always a ‘happy’ life.“… grant me the courage to change the things that I can change, the serenity to accept the things that I cannot change, and the wisdom to know the difference between the two”, is a popular motto by Alcoholics Anonymous. Most of us fail in the third part, as we hopelessly try to change things that either are not amenable to change or unworthy of our time and energy.Dealing effectively with either major life events or daily stressors requires the ability to maintain composure, take a time-out and ‘talk sense’ to oneself. Useful questions to ponder when under pressure include:-Is there something I can do right now to solve this problem?-Is it worth my time and energy?-Is my behaviour helping me deal with this and accomplish my ultimate goals?-What can happen to me, if I continue acting in a state of frenzy or remain depressed?-How long can my body endure in this state, without sustaining any undesirable health consequences?-How can I use this event?-What have I learned from it?-What good do I see in all of it?The book aims to inspire, as well as to educate. In the first part the author discusses stress, its sources and its effects, followed by the ‘Ro’ Method, a simple but complete problem solving process, and a number of examples and real life applications. Then, using a light, humorous and innovative style, the author describes the day of ‘Don Stressote,’ a modern Don Quichote de la Mancha and ‘Ro’ Method graduate, who attempts to apply the theory in everyday life situations. Armed with courage and stoicism, Don deals with the monsters and the dragons (the idiots) of the 21st century: his partner who entered the toilette first and is reading the newspaper insensible to the needs of others, the obese fellow in the elevator, the traffic jam, his stupid boss, the thick-skinned client, as well as the most difficult person among all – his own self and his irrational expectations…A number of applied psychological techniques, combined with examples and exercises assist the reader to make positive changes towards a) either solving problems or b) altering the way s/he sees the situations.
The book, Anticipating Death, describes and analyzes interviews with eight healthy older adults about their thoughts when anticipating their own future death. There are extensive quotations from the interviews in the section entitled which will be of interest to many readers. The book was written and published as a thesis for the degree of Master of Science in Nursing in 1996 by the author. This ebook is identical to the original book, with the exception of placing the section at the beginning, as it will be of most interest to readers. The methodology used for the study was phenomenology. The interviews were taped, transcribed and analyzed according to the methodology, as described in the book. During the course of the analysis, the author found that the participants were engaging in two mental processes, creating readiness and achieving purpose. These processes of thought were taking place across five spheres of being, or perspectives: internal being, existence in the world as a solitary being, relationships with other individuals, existence in the world as a part of humankind, and existence after death. Previous related research in the literature prior to the initial publication is described.
Oprah’s Ambassador of Hope, multi award-winning author, and inspirational speaker Marala Scott will touch your heart and motivate you with soul-shaking power and immeasureable, thought-provoking passion. After years of carrying the painful memories and horrors she experienced throughout her childhood, Marala shares her thoughts and words of wisdom that helped her forgive and heal. She learned to look forward instead of back and held onto her faith as a replacement for the pain. Surrounded by Inspiration is meant to motivate anyone that can’t see the inspiration beyond his or her own pain, and it will add another layer of progression to those who can. Allow these inspirational words to help you begin the process of developing unwavering faith by realizing that magnificent expressions and imprints of inspiration surround you. Be inspired to see the best in life. Be willing to live pain free by changing your focus!
"Our own precious Annie Oeth has penned Genius for us in "Because I Said So." Matters not if one never parented a child--for certain, everybody was one, once--so the appeal and the truth are universal."Jill Conner Browne, Multiple #1 New York Times Bestselling authorand The Sweet Potato Queen“But whyyyy?”“Because I said so.”It’s the answer that rolls off the tongues of mamas from all over. In Because I Said So: Life In The Mom Zone, veteran mama Annie Oeth tells of the worries, laughter and sheer terror of being a mother.Trips to the emergency room, college graduations and the dangerous combination of teenagers and fireworks are all fair game in this romp through southern motherhood. Spilling the (jelly)beans on Easter egg hunts, Santa Claus and frogs in mailboxes, Annie Oeth writes of life, love and raising children while hanging on to her sense of humor.From stories of laughter to tales of tears shed, she remembers her own growing-up years in small-town Mississippi, her parents’ 44-year romance and her own children’s travels on their way to adulthood, crafting stories that will touch hearts and funny bones.Anyone who’s ever rocked a baby, worried over a teenager or seen family game night degenerate into a knock-down, drag-out can relate to these life lessons, straight from The Mom Zone.Mamas are tender-hearted, but don’t mistake their kindness for an absence of backbone. In these stories, the love, strength, humor and super powers of mothers are hailed for the wonders that they are. Whether you’re a mama to sons who have an affection for reptiles and bottle rockets or a daughter who thinks you’re wrong just when you’ve figured out your own mother was right, you’ll love yourself, your kids and your life more after this read.“Why?”“Because I Said So.”
Cigarette smoking is a difficult topic. In this book I share an intimate story of addiction. I detail my own smoking habit and how I was able to change that habit and finally quit smoking. I also share the story of those close to me who could not. This is a personal look at the disease caused by cigarette smoking and the effects that are rarely attended to. We all know that cigarette smoking smells bad, that your teeth turn yellow, and women who smoke look older but its rare that the powerful negative impact of living with an addicted smoker is revealed. In this book I go there.
This is the age of the wild child. Everywhere you go, food store, playground, friends home, you are confronted by demanding, disrespectful children and adolescents and their intimidated, helpless parents. These are not just children of one special age but children of all ages, from the tantruming toddler to the rude adolescent. Misbehavior among children and adolescents can be anticipated. That is the normal challenge thrown down before the parents. This is the essence of their job as parents. They must deal with and teach from these childrens negative behaviors. But it is not happening. A large number of todays children are out of control, particularly around their parents, and the mother and father seem clueless as to what is expected of them. This book contains strategies on how to prevent these problems and what to do should out-of-control behaviors burst forth from your child.
O livro aborda tipos de mulheres, as observadoras, as analíticas, as mulheres casulos dentre outras, trazendo o lado positivo e negativo de cada comportamento. O autor afirma que é necessária a identificação do tipo de mulher que cada uma é, permitindo uma reflexão ponderada e um trabalho de mudança, além da necessidade de ela reconhecer seu real valor, se valorizando, deixando a culpa e a autopunição de lado. Cury aborda também outros temas muito importantes ao universo feminino: a ditadura do ciúme, a generalização da crítica, o excesso de trabalho, o medo da perda etc. Como identificar os erros? Como transformar as atitudes? Como manter uma relação saudável através do controle dos pensamentos e das emoções? Neste livro, toda mulher se encontrará, identificando o tipo de mulher que é, podendo reconhecer também outras mulheres, como a mãe, a irmã e as amigas. Ao final de cada capítulo os homens recebem um presente especial, frases-conselhos que os farão refletir sobre as mulheres de sua vida. E como não poderia deixar de ser, o autor encerra o livro com uma bela mensagem para as mulheres inteligentes.
Diagnosticado com dislexia na infância, Andrew Solomon conta que a superação dessa deficiência só foi possível porque ele pôde contar com a paciente dedicação dos pais, em especial de sua mãe, num lar estruturado. Criado num ambiente privilegiado - a culta classe média judaica de Nova York -, Solomon sempre teve acesso a todo afeto e atenção terapêutica necessários ao tratamento.Entretanto, quando sua homossexualidade latente transpareceu na adolescência, os mesmos pais que sempre o haviam cercado de carinho e compreensão reagiram com intolerância e vergonha. Ele teve de se afastar traumaticamente da família para conseguir vivenciar a plenitude de sua identidade sexual.Muitos anos depois, para tentar entender as relações entre essas duas identidades divergentes das expectativas dos pais, e como elas puderam provocar sentimentos tão antagônicos, o autor realizou uma abrangente pesquisa sobre o universo da diversidade em famílias com filhos marcados pela excepcionalidade.Surdos, anões, portadores de síndrome de Down, autistas, esquizofrênicos, portadores de deficiências múltiplas, crianças prodígios, filhos concebidos por estupro, transgêneros e menores infratores: dez “identidades horizontais” (isto é, divergentes dos padrões familiares, linguísticos e sociais predeterminados), sujeitas em graus distintos a influências genéticas e ambientais, compõem a constelação de temas deste magnífico tour de force sobre os sentidos de ser diferente e, principalmente, de aprender a amar e respeitar as diferenças.“Longe da árvore começa como um estudo sobre pais tentando educar crianças complicadas, e acaba como uma afirmação do que é ser humano.” - The Guardian“Muitos livros nos ajudam a pensar em temas morais... Mas poucos me fizeram sentir questões morais tão intensamente quanto este.” - New York Magazine“Fazendo uma matéria sobre o Google, descobri que uma das dez perguntas mais feitas no mecanismo de busca é O que é o amor?. No futuro, o Google fará bem se indicar o extraordinário livro de Andrew Solomon àqueles que digitarem essa recorrente questão.” - Tim Adams, The Observer“Andrew Solomon nos faz lembrar que nada é tão poderoso no desenvolvimento de uma criança quanto o amor dos pais.” - Bill Clinton“Este é um dos livros mais extraordinários que li nos últimos tempos - corajoso, sensível e assombrosamente humano.” - Siddhartha Mukherjee, autor de O imperador de todos os males“Longe da árvore é um marco, um livro revolucionário. Andrew Solomon encara seu tema a fundo, humanamente, com um estilo que torna a leitura compulsiva, tão aliciante quanto esclarecedora.” - Jennifer Egan, autora de A visita cruel do tempo
A interpretação tradicional das grandes doenças históricas já ensinou aos historiadores a distinguir duas fases. A primeira é representada por um período de crise espiritual na sociedade, associada ao esgotamento dos valores morais, religiosos e ideativos, que até então alimentavam a sociedade. O egoísmo aumenta entre os indivíduos e os grupos sociais, e as ligações entre a obrigação moral e as conexões sociais parecem se afrouxar. Assuntos sem importância, em seguida, dominam as mentes humanas em tal extensão que não há espaço sobrando para pensar sobre assuntos públicos ou para um sentimento de comprometimento com o futuro. Uma atrofia da hierarquia de valores no pensamento dos indivíduos e das sociedades é também uma indicação disso (…) O governo do país é finalmente paralisado, impotente frente aos problemas que poderiam ser resolvidos sem grande dificuldade sob outras circunstâncias. As ações e reações de uma pessoa normal, suas idéias e critérios morais, tudo, muito frequentemente, atinge os indivíduos anormais como sendo algo anormal. Pois se uma pessoa com algum desvio psicológico se considera normal, o que é de fato significativamente mais fácil se ela possuir autoridade, então ela considerará uma pessoa normal como diferente e portanto anormal, na realidade ou como resultado do pensamento conversivo. Isso explica porque o governo dessas pessoas sempre terá a tendência de tratar qualquer dissidente como “mentalmente anormal”.
Todos nós já fomos alvo de uma grosseria, das indiretas de um colega de trabalho ou das piadas de mau gosto de um amigo sem noção. Às vezes, um ataque verbal pode ser tão doloroso quanto uma agressão física. Diante de uma situação dessas, as pessoas costumam ter duas reações típicas: não conseguem articular uma boa resposta ou ficam nervosas e partem para a briga. No entanto, nenhuma dessas reações é saudável. Engolir a mágoa ou revidar são atitudes que consomem energia e dão ainda mais poder ao agressor. Como evitar que a falta de educação alheia estrague o seu dia? Inspirada no aikido - uma modalidade de arte marcial que tem como objetivo neutralizar o ataque e restabelecer a paz - Barbara Berckhan ensina técnicas simples, originais e divertidas para você reagir às agressões com inteligência, protegendo sua integridade, demonstrando sua força e inibindo um novo golpe. Com as dicas que encontrará aqui, você vai aprender a: • Construir um escudo protetor para não deixar que palavras ferinas o abalem. • Saber se impor, mantendo uma postura ereta e contato visual. • Não perder o fio da meada diante de comentários sarcásticos. • Negociar de forma firme, mesmo com um parceiro hostil. • Não levar o ataque para o lado pessoal. • Esclarecer o motivo que deu origem ao conflito. Este livro lhe dará segurança para enfrentar situações desconfortáveis, seja na interação com estranhos, parentes, colegas de trabalho ou qualquer um que tente despejar seu mau humor em cima de você.
Você pode acreditar que é um ser racional cujas decisões são baseadas em lógica fria e imparcial. Mas aqui está a verdade: você não é tão esperto. É tão iludido quanto o resto da humanidade.Você não é tão esperto quanto pensa revela 48 mentiras que contamos a nós mesmos constantemente. Ao olhar para essas mentiras, este livro responde a questões como: Por que parece que não conseguimos romper com maus hábitos? Por que os projetos em grupo são sempre complicados? E por que é tão difícil superar as primeiras impressões? Cada capítulo é como um curso de psicologia que nos estimula a repensar nossas decisões de forma inteligente e bem-humorada.
Partindo da palavra “não” em relatos de pacientes, Freud escreveu um de seus textos mais importantes e densos, que até hoje provoca debates entre as mais diversas linhas da psicanálise e mesmo da filosofia. Escrito em 1925, A negação incorpora a então recente descoberta da pulsão de morte, além de discutir temas como subjetivo-objetivo, representação-percepção, real-não-real, e a própria origem do pensamento. A tradução e os comentários ao texto são de Marilene Carone e James Strachey. O volume reúne ainda um posfácio inédito de Vladimir Safatle e uma entrevista com Newton da Costa.Cosac Naify
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La psychanalyse est née dans l’esprit d’un homme, Sigmund Freud. Retracer l’histoire de la psychanalyse c’est ainsi d’abord faire celle de la découverte freudienne, en comprendre les tâtonnements, les confusions, les erreurs, les succès. C’est montrer aussi qu’il s’agit de l’œuvre d’un homme profondément immergé dans la culture de son temps et qu’elle reste pourtant la matière sur laquelle tous les psychanalystes après lui ont travaillé et travaillent encore. Mais la psychanalyse est à présent plus que centenaire et cet ouvrage nous invite à en suivre aussi les principaux développements théoriques, pratiques comme institutionnels depuis sa naissance jusqu’à nos jours.
La reconnaissance d’une activité inconsciente de l’esprit a été tardive et les psychologues ont longtemps ignoré l’inconscient. Il revient à la psychanalyse, dont l’essor s’amorça vers 1900 avec la publication de L’interprétation du rêve de Freud, d’avoir en quelque sorte dévoilé des structures psychiques inconscientes et d’en avoir fourni des schémas cohérents.Quels philosophes jouèrent un rôle précurseur, avant Freud, dans cette découverte ? En quoi consiste l’apport spécifique de la psychanalyse ? Quelles sont les répercussions, jusque dans la littérature, de ce phénomène majeur ?
The house that has everything is worth busting your budget for ... isn't it? All her life, Carrie Burton longed for the house of her dreams. When her new real estate agent assures her that the dream is a real possibility, Carrie and her family are ecstatic to move into what seems to them like a palatial mansion. But money is tight, and all their resources go to keeping up with the Joneses . . .and soon Carrie’s life is one of constant conflict. Tonya Thomas writes stories about issues that affect women today. She lives in Newark, NY with her husband and two cats, Sasha and Simka. For more information on her work, check out her website: http://www.tonyathomas.net
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A proposta deste livro, uma seleção de artigos do blog Cultura Bárbara, é trazer ao leitor reflexões acerca dos vários temas da vida: amor, família, amizade, relacionamento, consumo, filosofia, comportamentos, etc.
Shango Son is not your traditional Love story. It is a sense tingling depiction of the love between a mother and son, as the pair tries to find themselves in the midst of ancestral misperception. Athena the main character is an African American woman born in the era of revolutionary hip hop to a multi-cultural afro-Caribbean family. Athena’s Caribbean blood line runs deeply in her veins however growing up in Brooklyn NY USA has made her foreign to her roots. Her addiction to her teenage love gave life to a son, the realities of parenthood and the consequences of lust in addition to the formation of another cultural identity. As life forces Athena to address her roots she finds that the story of the slave brings her Caribbean and American cultures together causing her to realize that her lack of knowledge about her history has disturbing consequences. Athena struggles with her sons needs as Tim stumbles blindly through a lack of self-affirmation into his own manhood. In the end the love between the two has made them spiritually connected in a way that supersedes death.
Turning the traditional notion of parenting on its head, Dr Tsabary shifts the epicentre of the parent-child relationship away from the standard parent-to-child 'know it all' approach to a mutual 'parent-with-child' relationship in which the parent learns alongside the child. Parents unwittingly pass on an inheritance of psychological pain and emotional rigidity to their children. To handle the behaviour that results from this, traditional books on parenting abound with quick-fix techniques for control and behaviour management. In contrast, by following Shefali Tsabary's philosophy and the advice in The Conscious Parent, you will begin to learn from your child, accept who they are and not only feel closer to them, but also more in touch with yourself. As you develop both emotionally and spiritually, so you will feel more confident in regard to raising well-adjusted, happy children.
L'amère met en scène une jeune fille en proie aux questionnements de l'adolescence, aux affres de l'absence et à la difficulté de se construire. Clara évolue en milieu hostile, sa belle-mère tente le tout pour le tout afin de la séparer de son père, qui, lui, nie l'évidence... Beaucoup de choses sont à régler pour elle et le temps est venu de lever le voile : savoir vraiment ce qu'il est advenu de sa mère, se faire une place parmi les siens. Heureusement dans sa quête de vérité, elle va croiser Nico, qui lui sera d'un soutien sans faille.
Few medical treatments are as fraught with fear, misunderstanding and controversy as electroshock, or electroconvulsive therapy. Most of us consider it a treatment of the 1950s and 60s, an option medicine and society have left behind. Yet ECT is experiencing a startling resurgence and is seen as especially efficacious among older Canadians. Has its execution grown more sophisticated? What is its success rate? Are there still side effects? Toronto Star journalists Jennifer Wells and Diana Zlomislic set out to answer these questions, delving deep into the science and ethics of ECT. Compelling and timely, Shock is essential reading.
Meet Stella, an amazing toddler whose life and death brought together a community in love, laughter and grace. Stella's parents welcomed Star journalist Catherine Porter into their lives at this shattering time to chronicle how one remarkable family and their community grappled with issues of deep concern to our society - the decisions we make around our living and our dying. Over the course of a year, family, friends and complete strangers worked together to give Stella a lifetime of experience. In doing so, they show us what is best about the human spirit. Poignant and life-affirming, Stella is a compelling read.
For most people having a relationship that is both respectful of each other's feelings and the ability to freely express affection would be their prime concern and goal. However with the pressures of other elements it is often very hard to focus on creating the ideal relationship based on these two vital aspects. And the worst part? The more you blame yourself, the harder it is to fix it! Make no mistake about it... Your lack of knowledge in this area may not be your fault, but that doesn't mean that you shouldn't do anything to learn it! This eBook below will show you exactly what what you need to do to find true love! In this eBook, you will learn: Finding love basics Prepare yourself to find true love Know how to recognize true love Showing love basics Be careful of actions and behaviors And so much more!
Home maintenance isn't restricted to repairs. In fact, certain tasks--when performed regularly--may actually prevent things from breaking in the first place. But when things do go wrong (and it's inevitable that they do), there are things that you can try before you grab the phone to call for pro. Maintaining your home should be fun and easy. This book helps you make it so with the best home maintenance tricks and must-know do it yourself tips The book covers the following areas: * Flooring and Stairs * Furniture Care and Refinishing * Maintaining and Repairing Windows * Maintaining and Repairing Screens * Maintaining and Repairing Doors * Soundproofing * Home Lighting and Electricity * Plumbing * Pest Control Here's just a small sample of the tips included: A coat of wax prevents rusting on chrome kitchen chairs. Paper stuck to a polished table can be lifted after saturating the paper with cooking oil. Decals will easily lift off painted furniture if you sponge with vinegar. To tighten wobbly wicker furniture, wash it outdoors with hot soapy water, rinse it with a hose, and let it air dry. The wood and cane will shrink and tighten. Saggy wicker or cane seats can be similarly tightened by sponging them with hot water. Sometimes a warped table leaf or other board can be straightened by exposure to wet grass and hot summer sun. For this treatment, water a grassy area thoroughly and set the board, concave side down, on the wet grass. As the dry side of the board absorbs moisture from the grass, the moist (convex) side is dried out by the sun and the board unwarps. This process takes no longer han a day. You can usually rub cigarette burns out of wooden furniture with very fine sandpaper or steel wool. Then, if necessary, color the area 'with shoe polish to match the rest of the surface. To remove cracked glass from a window without excessive splintering, crisscross the pane on both sides with several strips of masking tape, then rap it with a hammer. Most of the pane will be held together. If you try to open a window and it refuses to budge, tap a hammer on a block of wood at various places on the sash. (Don't hit the sash directly with the hammer, or you'll leave dents.) The tapping may jar the sash loose. To make dried-out putty workable again, sprinkle it with a few drops of raw linseed oil and knead it until it is soft and pliable. Before attempting to chisel dried and hardened putty from a wooden window frame, brush raw linseed oil over the putty's surface. Let it soak in to soften the putty. You can fill a pellet gun hole in a window pane with clear nail polish or shellac. Dab at the hole; when the application dries, dab again-and reapply until the hole is filled. The pane will appear clear. A pellet-gun hole in stained glass can be filled the same way. When installing a new window pane, speed up the process by rolling the glazing compound between the palms of your hands to form a long string the diameter of a pencil. Lay the" string" along the frame) over the glass, and smooth it in place with a putty knife.
From celebrated food writer Mark Kurlansky, a savory trip across the globe for parents and kids, with delicious and accessible recipes and tidbits both cultural and historical.Once a week in the Kurlansky home, Mark spins a globe and wherever his daughter's finger lands becomes the theme of that Friday night's dinner. Their tradition of International Night has afforded Mark an opportunity to share with his daughter, Talia--and now the readers of International Night--the recipes, stories, and insights he's collected over more than thirty years of traveling the world writing about food, culture, and history, and his charming pen-and-ink drawings, which appear throughout the book.International Night is brimming with recipes for fifty-two special meals--appetizers, a main course, side dishes, and dessert for each--one for every week of the year. Some are old favorites from Mark's repertoire, and others gleaned from research. Always, they are his own version, drawn from techniques he learned as a professional chef and from many years of talking to chefs, producers, and household cooks around the world. Despite these insights, every recipe is designed to be carried out--easily--by any amateur chef, and they are designed to be completed with the assistance of children. Mark and Talia invite you and your family into their kitchen, outfitted with overflowing packets of exotic spices and aromas of delicacies from Tanzania and Kazakhstan to Cuba and Norway. From there, recipes and toothsome morsels of cultural and historical information will fill your bellies and your minds, and transport you to countries all around the world.
This ebook will show you exactly what you need to do to get a handle on the things that need to be done in your home! With this product, and it's great information on beating lack of motivation it will walk you, step by step, through the exact process we developed to help people put an end to this issue. In this book, you will learn: Marriage household basics Make a list of all the chores together Determine if any chores are actually enjoyable for one of you Divide tasks fairly Discuss what happens if one partner doesn't follow through And much, much more!
You can't wait to get started on your home decorating project, but taking a few minutes beforehand can save you time, money, and aggravation down the road. Looking to freshen up your home decor or decorate for the season? read this book to get dozens of great home decorating ideas, easy to implement furnishing tips, and inspirations. Whether you want to beautify the bathroom or liven up the living room, you'll find here designer decorating tips to help you renovate any room in your home. Here's just a small sample of the tips included: A mural-pattern wallpaper makes a small room appear larger. No shelf space in your office? Hang slatted boxes for storage of scissors, envelopes, even a cassette recorder. Drape a shade-loving ivy in the topmost box. If you have an Indian print bedspread that you don't use, hang it full-width across a window. Open it diagonally across half the window and secure it with a tieback. For a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to recover a chair, drape a twin-size sheet over the chair, and tie or pin the corners to fit. Use mix-and-match wallpapers to simplify the problem of papering adjoining rooms without visual clashes. A pretty or unusual blanket can substitute for a table cloth. Mexican serapes and Indian bedspreads make colorful, inexpensive table cloths-great for picnics) too. Fasten bright and colorful paper shopping bags to the wall for storage of art supplies and other lightweight items. To make a high ceiling seem lower paper it with a bold pattern. To make a low ceiling seem higher) paper it with a small print or a texture. To brighten up the office) put pencils and pens in a flowerpot and use a music stand for a magazine rack. You'll never have trouble tightening screws and bolts if you remember that) for most) right is tight and left is loose. A basketful of pinecones in front of the fireplace gives a room a feeling of friendliness. In the fall, buy gourds at the supermarket. Use them for a month or so in an arrangement, then put them somewhere warm and dry for a while. The gourds become very light as they dry) and the colors mute beautifully with age. Add a miniature hammock to a corner in a child's room to make a place for all his or her stuffed animals. Keep your decorative baskets looking healthy by placing them away from dry heat. A nonworking fireplace, primed and freshened with paint, makes a comfortable niche for a sewing machine table or an aquarium. A stairway landing is the perfect place for an armoire. Line it with attractive fabric and fill it with linens, coats, or out-of-season clothes. Display flowers in unusual vases-a crystal ice bucket, a fluted champagne glass, a bright coffee mug or jug. Flowers, in fact, look good in almost any container. Turn your bathroom into a miniature gallery with pictures you don't have space for elsewhere-so long as they aren't works that can be damaged by the humidity that collects in a bathroom. If you don't want to buy furniture, you can rent it at surprisingly reasonable rates. Furniture for rent includes everything from sofas and carpets to lamps and works of art. A silver goblet is perfect for holding candies or cigarettes on a coffee table. To keep drying flowers dust-free, cover them with plastic bags punched with air holes. When the flowers have dried, spray them with hair spray.
What makes a great kitchen is how you organize it. with this book you'll discover dozens of great ideas to save time and make your kitchen work much more efficient. Here are the best tips and tricks for organizing everything in your kitchen. Here's just a small sample of the tips included: Toss a few extra plastic clothes pins into your kitchen drawer. Use them to seal packages of partially used foods such as pretzels, chips, noodles, or rice. Save screw-top glass containers for storing dry goods in the pantry. Make a knife holder out of your empty thread spools. Insert screws in the spool holes and attach them to a cabinet door. Place the spools in a row, one butted right next to the other. The blades will fit in the gaps between the spools while the handles rest on the spools. If you store your sharp knives in drawers, keep the knives in a holder to prevent the blades from getting dull. If you've nowhere to hang a memo board for your notes, paint part of your kitchen door with three coats of blackboard paint. A phone center with a writing surface can be installed between two wall studs in your kitchen. Cut the wall between the two studs and build the center to fit the space. A~ large pair of tweezers can help you get olives and pickles out of narrow jars; tweezers are also useful for placing garnishes on food without touching the food with your hands, or for removing bones from fish fillets. Keep an aloe growing in your kitchen. The gel squeezed from a leaf can soothe insect bites, prickly heat, or sunburn. Washing your ice cube trays occasionally in hot soapy water will keep the cubes from sticking; they'll pop out much more easily. Rubber-coated plate rack makes a great cookbook holder. Create your own kitchen sink splash back by cutting a piece of clear plexiglass to size. Drill two small holes in it and nail it up on the wall. Plastic or wire baskets on casters provide excellent, easy-to-maneuver storage for unrefrigerated vegetables or loose cooking utensils. To keep recipes clipped from newspapers and magazines so they'll be readily available, fold them into an envelope fastened to an inside cover of a cookbook. Wehn you find a recipe that's an improvement over one featured in your cookbook, tape a copy of it right over the recipe in the book. The next time you need it, you'll be able to locate it easily by referring to the book's own index. If you store cast iron pots and pans with their lids inverted or slightly ajar, there will be enough air circulation to discourage rust formation. If you store your dishes in open dish racks instead of in cabinets, position the racks over the sink. That way you can wash the dishes, put them in place, and they'll drip-dry into the sink. Napkins, paper towels, or cloth protectors placed between pieces affine china when stacking will help prevent scratching. Most plastic food containers can be recycled for storing or freezing food. Mesh bags, wire baskets, and even old nylon stockings make good storage containers for potatoes and onions because they allow the necessary air circulation. Even when soap bars wear down, they're still useful. Slit a sponge to make a pocket to hold the slivers, wet and squeeze the sponge for foamy suds. Or fill a sock with soap slivers and use it the same way. To remold leftover soap slivers into bars of soap, place them in a small saucepan, cover them with water, and heat the water to the boiling point. Modeling clay can be shaped to support pieces of broken cups, glasses, or other objects while they are being glued back together.
Your house is a lot more than wood and plaster. It’s your family’s retreat from the world. You’ve worked hard to make your house a home. And there’s more to do. It’s time to get the facts on how to keep your family safe at home. This guide will provide you with dozens of essential tips on home safety for you and your family. This book covers the following areas: * Flooring and Stairs * Preventing Accidents in the Home * Keeping the Home Safe for Children * Preventing Fires * Electrical and Storm Safety * Handling Insecticides * Guarding Against Burglars and Intruders Here's just a small sample of the tips included: Keep baking powder on hand for extinguishing a kitchen fire in an emergency. Don't put hot tea, coffee, or other hot liquids on a table cloth that hangs way over the side of the table. Someone could trip on the cloth and spill the scalding liquid. Keep the gas cooktop away from open windows where curtains could blow into the flames or where wind could extinguish the cooking flames. When handing a knife to someone else, always hold the point turned away from the other person. This is especially important if there are young children in the household. Check all your child's toys to be sure any eyes, noses, knobs, or other parts will not come off when pulled or chewed. Never leave a small child unattended in the bathtub. In the bathtub! face your child toward the hot water faucet so he won't accidentally bump into the hot metal. Don't hold a child on your lap while you drink or pass a hot beverage, or while you smoke. Tie a bell around all bottles and containers that hold poisonous materials in the house to alert you to your child getting into something dangerous. Store all your poisonous materials on high shelves, out of the reach of children. And remember to label the containers. Some poison control centers supply stickers to put on dangerous chemicals so that a child understands tha t they are harmful. Ask if these are available in your locality. It's best never to place pillows in an infant's crib and. to keep the crib completely away from the cord of a Venetian blind. Never place a plastic bag or thin plastic covering within reach of an infant or small child, or near the child's bed. Don't run extension cords under the rugs. The cords wear easily and may short out, causing a fire. Keep combustibles away from the furnace, which can give off flames or sparks at times. For basic protection at minimum expense, locate one smoke detector in the hallway near each separate sleeping area. (More complete protection calls for a detector on every level of a home. Don't mount a smoke detector in areas where the alarm can be triggered inappropriately such as by smoke from cooking, steam from the shower, or in the garage where combustion products from the car's engine can set it off. Remember that smoke detectors are unreliable below 40° F. Some fire departments supply stickers that can be placed in a window to alert firefighters to the presence of a child or an elderly or handicapped person. Inquire if such stickers are available in your locality. If you live or work in a high-rise building, locate the fire exits on your floor. If an alarm sounds, remember that you should always use the fire stairs, not the elevator. Learn to distinguish the sound of a fire alarm in your building from the sound of an elevator alarm bell. If you think someone' s trapped in the elevator when, in fact, the building is starting to go up in flames, you could be in serious trouble.
Quanto ne sapete di sesso? Se per voi fisting, bondage e bukkake sono roba banale, è il momento di scoprire cosa diavolo sia una reverse cowgirl, dove incontrare le Milf, perché si può fare amicizia con i furry ma non con i vore, l’orrore di 2g1c e come mai sia meglio non proporre mai un dirty Sanchez o un donkey punch a qualcuno. Questo libro è un viaggio tanto approfondito quanto ironico fra i termini più insoliti della sessuologia tradizionale e quelli delle perversioni diffuse da Internet, senza dimenticare i personaggi storici nel mondo dell’erotismo alternativo e i numerosi e sorprendenti aneddoti sul passatempo più antico e divertente del mondo. XXX è l’unico dizionario del sesso nel XXI secolo, per farci una risata su… o magari un pensierino.
In de succesvolle serie over Mars en Venus verschijnt nu het nieuwe boek met wederom aandacht voor de verschillen tussen mannen en vrouwen. Dit maal behandelt John Gray hoe ons gedrag wordt beïnvloed door hormonen. Hormonen bepalen voor een groot deel hoe we op de andere sekse reageren en op de wereld om ons heen. Begrip voor de werking van hormonen is van essentieel belang voor het slagen van een langdurige relatie. John Gray laat zien hoe je je hormonen kunt beïnvloeden door onder andere je voeding aan te passen. Zo ben je lichamelijk meer in balans en komt je relatie meer in evenwicht. Ik heb de laatste 15 jaar aan stellen geleerd hoe ze door middel van kleine veranderingen in hun gedrag een overvloed aan liefdeshormonen kunnen stimuleren met een gezonder en gelukkiger leven als gevolg. Wat ik heb ontdekt is de sleutel tot verjonging binnen Venus-Mars relaties. John Gray
How to Get a Guy to Like You – Start Dating Mr. Right and Stop Dating Jerks! How to get a guy to like you – is not a list of what to do, but the insights you need to get the RIGHT guy to like you. So many guys out there are just sexual predators. They are searching for the most vulnerable girl who just needs true love and caring. As soon as they have what they want, they then drop you leaving you emotionally scarred. You do not want a relationship that will soon come to an end with a broken heart and a lot of pain. You deserve a relationship that will last and bring you the joy you always longed and wanted. Jerks have nothing to offer. They are time wasters. Gregg shares the expert advice you need to be able to tell IMMEDIATELY if the guy is Mr. Right or purely a Jerk. This relationship advice for women will help you to skip the heartache and frustration and help you find the love you deserve. This guide will help you to get it right the first time. How to Get a Guy to Like You – Start Dating Mr. Right and Stop Dating Jerks! Tags: how to get a guy to like you, how to get guys to like you, how to get over a guy, women seeking men, how do you get a guy to like you, how to get a guy back, how to find a man, how to get a guy to ask you out, how to find a boyfriend, how to get a guy to kiss you, how to find a husband, how to meet men, how to play hard to get with a guy, how to get a guy hard, how to get to know a guy, questions to get to know a guy, how to get a guy, how to get the guy, how to get the guy you want, how to get a guy to want you, get the guy, single men, singles, find a date, casual dating, meet people online, dating direct, speed dating, dating tips, dating buzz
Do you find yourself constantly asking your child to "pick up the pace"? Does he or she seem to take longer than others to get stuff done--whether completing homework, responding when spoken to, or getting dressed and ready in the morning? Drs. Ellen Braaten and Brian Willoughby have worked with thousands of kids and teens who struggle with an area of cognitive functioning called "processing speed," and who are often mislabeled as lazy or unmotivated. Filled with vivid stories and examples, this crucial resource demystifies processing speed and shows how to help kids (ages 5 to 18) catch up in this key area of development. Helpful practical tools can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. Learn how to obtain needed support at school, what to expect from a professional evaluation, and how you can make daily routines more efficient--while promoting your child's social and emotional well-being.
The concept of the unconscious has staged a comeback. New research, employing brain scans and other techniques, has shown that the unconscious is not only real but indispensable. Hidden Minds traces our enduring fascination with the unconscious and our attempts to tame it through hypnosis, psychoanalysis, subliminal manipulation, lucid dreams, and even the principles of the quantum mind. From St. Augustine, who wrote, I cannot grasp all that I am,” to the latest contemporary research, philosophers, scientists, and thinkers have been fascinated with the concept. This absorbing history offers colorful, sometimes astonishing examples, while also laying out the functions of the unconscious process in our daily lives. Drawing widely on scientific research, art, literature, and philosophy, Frank Tallis shows that an understanding of this hidden mind is essential to understanding our true selves.
Even ordinary lives can be extraordinary. That was the animating idea last year when the Star sent a fleet of journalists to cover an unknown woman's funeral. By dedicating the kind of resources we might devote to a massive breaking news event, we hoped to interview every single person who attended the funeral. In doing so, we wanted to construct a meaningful portrait of the rippled impact one person has on those around them, moving beyond the more obvious fields of work and family and into more textured territory. Our subject, chosen almost at random from the obituary pages, proved to be beyond extraordinary. The inspirational story of Shelagh Gordon's life, as told through her death, elicited a reader response unprecedented in the recent history of the Toronto Star. On the first anniversary of Shelagh's funeral, Catherine Porter returns with a 19,000-word eread that includes a new reported essay about a year of grief, over a dozen profiles of Shelagh's inner circle that have never appeared in the newspaper, an editor's note, reader response and the original team's article. The result: a testament to the triumph of seemingly ordinary lives everywhere.
Affascina e ferisce. È sempre più intelligente della media. È sensibile, seduttivo, grandioso. Ma talvolta si mostra improvvisamente depresso e inadeguato alle circostanze. Cosa vuole il narciso dalle donne? In molti casi vuole solo essere aiutato a piacersi, piacersi, piacersi. E se un giorno fosse una donna ad avere bisogno di lui? Ecco che cominciano i guai, perché il narciso punta sempre all'assoluto, ed è tutto assorbito da imprese troppo grandi ed eroiche per ammettere dubbi o distrazioni. Questo libro, arguto e scorrevole, affronta una tematica serissima, approfondita in anni di lavoro clinico, ed è un vero e proprio manuale di sopravvivenza: perché cambiare il narciso forse è impossibile, ma riuscire a conviverci è anche una questione di scelte e di strategie.
Emotional Abuse: How to DE-TOX from Negative People and Abusive Relationships Abusive relationships or toxic relationships are very destructive. They can really make your life miserable. A toxic relationship is deadly. It can sabotage your life. So, how do you get rid of toxic people? Can you really avoid them? It’s impossible to avoid toxic people. Toxic and negative people can never be avoided. They are everywhere. You encounter them in your family, and some in your work place. You hear about them on the news and on talk shows. To deal with toxic people is very difficult, it takes some skill and great courage. How do you break off a friendship that is toxic or an unhealthy friendship? You need the courage to severe the ties. You cannot afford to stay in an emotional abusive relationship. Toxic relationships are energy vampires and can sabotage your life. Toxic people are very negative. Negative people have a negative attitude. Any relationship that does not increase you will soon decrease you. It’s about time that you take a stand and end negative relationships, bad friendships and begin to embrace better relationships and positive relationships. This book – is a quick and concise guide on how to identify snakes – vicious, wicked, malicious and evil people in your life. This book will help you to name and shame them. The sooner you DE-TOX from them one by one, the quicker your life will experience true freedom and real peace. Emotional Abuse: How to DE-TOX from Negative People and Abusive Relationships Tags: emotional abuse, negative people, abusive relationships, relationship problems, relationship advice, verbal abuse, domestic violence, relationship counseling, how to save a relationship, emotional vampires, deal with difficult people, relationship help, male female relationships, relationship issues, relationship, relationships, how to fix a relationship, family relationships, christian relationship advice, new relationship advice, bad relationships, relationships advice, how to end a bad relationship, healthy relationships, unhealthy relationships, releasing a toxic person, ways to spot a toxic person, nasty people, narcissism, personality disorder, psychopath free, psychopathic relationships, manipulative people, toxic parents, in sheep’s clothing, toxic men, emotional assault, abusive partner, what is emotional abuse, emotionally abusive relationship, domestic violence, abusive marriage, dating, relationship problem, abuse, types of relationships, physical abuse, emotional abuse, signs of abuse, verbal abuse, abuse in relationships, counselling, relate, love advice, relationship advice for women, relationship advice for men, relationship forum, marriage counselor, dating advice for women, dating advice, break up advice, relationship tips, abusive husband, controlling husband, warning signs, red flags in a relationships, relationship test, family relationships, relationship issues, abusive women, bad friendship, toxic relationships, how to end a friendship, divorcing friends, break off a friendship, dump friends, unhealthy friendship, toxic relationship, signs of an abusive relationship, emotional abuse signs, relationship help, dysfunctional relationships, how to deal with negative people
Ellie Tesher spent many childhood hours at her father's Harbord St. drugstore, listening as he advised patrons on personal as well as health issues. Decades later, after she had studied sociology, worked with foster children, married, divorced, raised a family, remarried and won accolades as a journalist, it almost seemed she was destined to become the Toronto Star's advice maven. Best Job Ever: Ellie Tesher on Life as an Advice Columnist, is her revealing account of a position that has deepened her understanding of how humans tick and how to decipher what makes them tick. The book is a humane and fascinating look at the personal struggles of the 21st century: online porn, flimsy relationships, infidelity, despair. But Tesher includes a healthy dose of readers' and her own hard-won wisdom.
On July 22, 1989, John and Gwyn Nursall adopted a baby girl at a Calgary hospital. While growing up, their daughter, Kim, now a reporter at the Toronto Star, didn't think much about her history. Then she began to explore her feelings, and two years ago, her biological father got in touch. In the candid, moving Star Dispatches ebook Wounded at Birth? My Struggle to Understand the Meaning of My Adoption, Kim describes how the fact of her relinquishment as a baby caught up to her in young adulthood, and how she believes it made the trauma of her parents' divorce that much more profound. Wounded at Birth? is a powerful read for anyone trying to make sense of pain and loss.
Mental health experts are increasingly convinced that resilience -- the ability to roll with however many punches life serves up -- is one of the keys to well-being. Some people are born with that quality, while others faced with adversity can slip into mental illness or destructive and self-destructive behaviour. But as Nora Underwood points out in her new Star Dispatches ebook, The Human Shield: Why Resilience Is the Hottest Thing in Mental Health, researchers and clinicians now realize that resilience can be taught. She explores programs across Canada for soldiers, police officers and schoolchildren to help them weather difficulties in their work and their lives and emerge as stronger, more resilient people.
This book is intended to support parents who are experiencing divorce. It is intended to be a reminder that children need to be supported and protected during this experience in their lives. I hope to provide people who are divorcing with some gentle reminders and some level of comfort that they are not alone during this difficult time and that you can do it with dignity.
The death of bicycle courier Darcy Allan Sheppard during an altercation on Bloor St. W. with Michael Bryant, the former attorney general, galvanized the city. Criminal charges against Bryant were ultimately dismissed, but even now, four years later, questions about what happened on the evening of Aug. 31, 2009, continue to trouble Sheppard's adoptive father and his friends in the courier community. They insist there was much more to Sheppard than his public portrayal as an out-of-control "berserker." In Lost Boy: The Death of Darcy Allan Sheppard Star writer Jennifer Wells explores the life of a charismatic, deeply flawed young man from foster child to troubled teen to indigent adult and magnetic ladies' man whose life ended on a summer evening on Toronto's most glittering retail strip.
Canadians are living the longest, healthiest lives that we have ever known. But the downside of aging finds every family eventually. Increasingly, we are dealing with heart-wrenching decisions around the care of our parents and relatives: When is it time for a nursing home? How will we know they are getting the care they need? What is the state of institutional care? Ten years ago, Star journalist Moira Welsh first asked these questions and began to delve into the state of nursing home care in Ontario, embarking on a journalist's odyssey that continues to this day. With the full co-operation of residents' families, Welsh has confronted the issues raised by their stories hair-raising tales of untreated medical problems and neglect, often in lockstep with insufficient oversight and budget belt-tightening. Meet Natalie Babineau, Sylvia Bailey and Danae Chambers. Their stories, as told by Welsh, galvanized government and the health-care system to take action. But has anything really changed?
Wie is intelligenter: de man of de vrouw? Waarom moet u een boom in uw tuin planten als u een dochter hebt? Zijn vrouwen betere managers dan mannen? Waarom worden mannen moe van vrouwenstemmen? Houden mannen alleen van patat? Zijn vrouwen oneerlijk? De vrouwelijke psyche blijft vaak een mysterie voor de man, en omgekeerd. Want al komen mannen niet van Mars en vrouwen niet van Venus, er bestaan toch verschillen tussen beide geslachten, zowel wat gedrag als wat hun oordeel betreft. Serge Ciccotti geeft in dit boek een overzicht van experimenten uit de psychologie, de biologie en sociologie. Hij laat ons de wonderbaarlijke ontdekkingen zien op het gebied van de seksuele selectie. Na het lezen van dit boek zal de andere sekse geen geheimen meer voor u hebben! Serge Ciccotti is doctor in de psychologie. Hij is als onderzoeker en psycholoog verbonden aan de universiteit van Bretagne-Sud en schreef al eerder populair-wetenschappelijke boeken. In dezelfde serie verscheen Is mijn goudvis intelligenter dan ik? en Zijn dominante mannen aantrekkelijk?
Omarm het onbekende. Trek liefde en overvloed aan. Neem het heft in eigen handen. Ontdek de kracht van nieuwsgierigheid! Niet geluk maar nieuwsgierigheid geeft ons voldoening en bevrediging in het leven. Als zaken bekend en voorspelbaar worden, dutten we in. Maar door nieuwsgierig in het leven te staan, ontdek je altijd iets anders en nieuws wat een positief effect heeft op je leven en je emoties. Todd Kashdan geeft met dit boek een nieuwe kijk op onze zoektocht naar geluk. Geluk overkomt ons niet wanneer we er naar zoeken, maar is iets wat we ervaren als we openstaan voor nieuwe ervaringen, als we in het moment leven en als we nieuwsgierig zijn naar het onbekende. Nieuwsgierigheid versterkt je relaties, verbetert je gezondheid, verhoogt je creativiteit en productiviteit. Todd Kashdan laat door middel van wetenschap, voorbeelden en oefeningen zien hoe je nieuwsgierigheid in je leven brengt. Todd Kashdan is klinisch psycholoog en hoogleraar psychologie aan de George Mason University. Hij ontving meerdere prijzen voor zijn onderzoek naar geluk, nieuwsgierigheid, sociale relaties, trauma, depressie en sociale fobie. Zijn artikelen verschijnen regelmatig in de New York Times, de Wall Street Journal en de Washington Post. Hij woont met zijn vrouw en tweelingdochters in Fairfax, Virginia.
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This book fosters a deeper understanding of the growing Latino elderly population and the implications on society. It examines post-WWII demographic and social changes and summarizes research from sociology, psychology, economics, and public health to shed light on the economic, physical, and mental well-being of older Latinos. The political and cultural implications including possible policy changes are also considered. Written in an engaging style, each chapter opens with a vignette that puts a human face on the issues. Boxed exhibits highlight social programs and policies and physical and mental health challenges that impact Latino elders. Web alerts direct readers to sites that feature more detailed information related to the chapter’s issues. Each chapter also features an introduction, examples, tables, figures, a summary, and discussion questions. The self-contained chapters can be presented in any order. Latinos in an Aging World explores: Real world problems individuals face in dealing with poverty, immigration, and health and retirement decisions The latest data on Latinos as compared to research on African- and Asian- Americans where appropriate The unique historical, demographic, social, familial, and economic situations of various Latino subgroups including those from Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Cuba How ethnicity affects one’s position of wealth and power and sense of citizenship. The consequence of life-long disadvantages and stigmatization on economic, physical, and mental well-being The impact of one’s neighborhood and the proximity to those from similar cultures on quality of life. The introduction motivates the book and sets the stage for the entire discussion. Chapter 1 reviews the histories of the major Hispanic subgroups along with various theories as they relate to race, ethnicity, and gender that provide a conceptual framework for understanding the later chapters. Demographic, economic, and social profiles of the various Hispanic subgroups are explored in chapter 2. Next the Latino population is explored from various perspectives including the economic and social situations of men and women and their educational, marital and family, and labor force experiences. Chapter 4 examines older immigrants and their families and identifies the resources available to them in their communities that often replicate the cultural and social support system of the old country. Major health risks that older Latinos face as a result of the disadvantages they experience throughout life are examined in chapter 5. Family situations and long-term care and living arrangements of older Hispanics are examined in chapter 6. The impact of neighborhood on quality of life in terms of safety and physical and mental wellbeing is explored in chapter 7. The burden that eldercare can place upon those who bear the responsibility of their daily care is explored in chapter 8. Chapter 9 investigates the gaps in income between minority and non-Hispanic white Americans and reviews what individuals with few resources need to know about financial management. The book concludes with the social, political, and economic implications of the growing Hispanic population and the role of NGOs and other organizations in providing services to older populations. Intended for courses on Latinos and aging, diversity, race and ethnicity, minorities and aging, adult development and aging, the psychology or sociology or politics of aging, geriatric social work, public health and aging, global aging, social or family policy, and health and society taught in the behavioral and social sciences, ethnic, or Latin American/Chicano Studies, this book also appeals to researchers and practitioners who work with Hispanic families.
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Schwierige Gesprächssituationen meisternTäuschung und Selbsttäuschung sind sehr verbreitet – und das ist nicht weiter schlimm: Manipulationen können hilfreich sein, um eigene Ziele zu erreichen. Und: Nicht jede Selbsttäuschung ist schädlich. Da man auch selbst Opfer von Manipulationen werden kann, ist es wichtig, diese zu erkennen und zu kontern. Wie das geht, zeigt dieses Buch.Prof. Rainer Sachse hat viele Bücher über Psychotherapie und Persönlichkeitsstörungen verfasst und einige satirische Ratgeber darunter, wie man die Beziehung, seine Karriere und sein Leben ruiniert. Er macht – auch in diesem Buch - komplexe psychologische Sachverhalte allgemein verständlich und stellt sie humorvoll und einfühlsam dar. Er sagt allerdings nicht, dass die Umsetzung einfach ist.Sich selbst auf die Schliche kommenIn diesem Buch erfahren Sie Strategien der Manipulation und Gegenstrategien. Sie können aber auch lesen, wie Sie auch sich selbst auf die Schliche kommen können. Aus dem Inhalt: Was ist Manipulation? – Gründe und Kosten von Manipulation – Realisation von Manipulation – Interaktionsspiele – Manipulation und Manipulierbarkeit – Schutz gegen Manipulation – Vorgehen gegen Manipulation – Selbsttäuschung – Kosten der Selbsttäuschung.Das Buch ist spannend für alle, die sich für Beziehungen, Kommunikation und Interaktion interessieren, die mit Menschen umgehen und schwierige Interaktionssituationen bewältigen müssen. Es ist aber auch mit Gewinn zu lesen von Psychotherapeuten, Ärzten und Beratern.So machen Sie sich ein Leben, ganz wie es Ihnen gefällt
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