- Featured Books
10 mindful minutes : giving our children--and ourselves--the social and emotional skills to reduce stress and anxiety for healthier, happier lives :
Summary: Across the country, the revolutionary MindUP program, developed under the auspices of the Hawn Foundation, established by Goldie Hawn, is teaching children vital social and emotional skills. By understanding how their brains work, children discover where their emotions come from and become more self-aware. They learn to appreciate the sensory aspects of their lives and to value the positive effects of mindfulness, compassion, and kindness. This, in turn, empowers them to manage and reduce their own stress--and helps them be happy. Those who have seen the effects of this program have been eager to learn how to implement it in their own homes and use its practices for themselves, too. Here, for the first time, its secrets are being shared with all parents and children.--From publisher description.
The fifth agreement : a practical guide to self-mastery: Summary: Since 1997, "The Four Agreements" has transformed the lives of many around the world with a simple but profound message--eliminating the learned practices of "agreements that go against ourselves and create needless suffering." With this sequel, readers are encouraged to recover the power of their authenticity -- to be who they really are.
Perfect phrases for ESL : advancing your career : hundreds of ready-to-use phrases that help you speak fluently, understand "business speak, " network in the global workplace, present confidently, and more: You and your attitude at work -- Becoming indispensable -- Time management -- Communication is the key -- Dealing with conflicts -- Checks, applications, and other forms -- Faxes and e-mails -- Memos, notes, and letters -- Larger writing projects -- Proofreading -- Networking for stepping up -- Job applications, résumés, and cover letters -- Job interviews -- Follow-up -- Meeting protocol and etiquette -- Brainstorming and decision-making meetings -- Team and department meetings -- Teleconferencing, videoconferencing, and webinars -- Self-evaluation -- Giving and accepting feedback -- Job coaching -- Performance evaluation meetings -- Resources for professional development.
Self-sufficiency for the 21st century: Summary: Take the proper steps to live more sustainably. Learn how to reduce waste, use wind and solar energy to power your home, and grow your own food. Written by BBC personalities Dick and James Strawbridge, this manual for the modern age is complete guide to a simpler, greener, and cleaner lifestyle. With step-by-step guidance and techniques, Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century combines traditional skills and crafts with modern technological advances to help you live a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Perfect for both urban and rural readers, Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century has detailed illustrations and authoritative advice for tried-and-tested projects, including foraging for wild plants, finding natural remedies, composting, using green cleaners, and conserving energy at home. Learn how to can vegetables, garden in urban spaces, and the basics of animal husbandry. Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century is the perfect book to show you just how easy and rewarding green living can be with simple changes that have a major impact.
Fight the fear : how to beat your negative mindset and win in life:
About the author -- Introduction -- What if someone finds out who I really am? -- I'm scared of setting goals -- I don't believe i can succeed -- I don't want to appear arrogant -- I don't ask for help -- I'm scared of saying "no" -- I'm petrified of public speaking -- I hate phoning people -- I don't want to look stupid -- I can't stop scrutinising what people are thinking -- I'm scared to ask for what I want -- I can't take time out -- Thank you.
How to organize yourself: Summary: "How to Organize Yourself will help you to dramatically improve the way you work. With great tips on how to determine your goals, prioritize your tasks and manage your time, it also includes practical advice on how to: focus on the things that produce results; overcome distractions; build positive work habits; avoid information overload and make effective use of technology. Now in its fifth edition, new content covers the latest software advances that can help you get organized, how to deal with the ubiquitous presence of smartphones and how to adapt to the ever increasing scope for interruption and procrastination in our 24/7 lives. How to Organize Yourself will enable you to take control of your workload, reduce stress and fatigue, and free up time for the things that really matter. The creating success series of books... With over one million copies sold, the hugely popular Creating Success series covers a wide variety of topics and is written by an expert team of internationally best-selling authors and business experts. This indispensable business skills collection is packed with new features, practical content and inspiring guidance for readers across all stages of their careers"-- Provided by publisher.
Parenting from the inside out : how a deeper self-understanding can help you raise children who thrive: Summary: Explores the extent to which our childhood experiences shape the way we parent, drawing on new findings in neurobiology and attachment research and explaining how interpersonal relationships directly impact the development of the brain. Offers parents a step-by-step approach to forming a deeper understanding of their own life stories.