Our emotions, regardless of how much strength we have learned to give to them, can be brought down, deconstructed and reshaped. We just have to learn how to give our knee-jerk response to emotional stimuli less strength - less of a jerk. To do that we must reinvent the way we think and behave. Learn the no-nonsense style of emotional problem solving, learn to use a process of level-headed decision -making, become more efficient, flexible and open-minded when addressing emotional problems.
The bestselling author of Blindsided, Richard M. Cohen spent three years chronicling the lives of five diverse "citizens of sickness": Denise, who suffers from ALS; Buzz, whose Christian faith helps him deal with his non-Hodgkin's lymphoma; Sarah, a determined young woman with Crohn's disease; Ben, a college student with muscular dystrophy; and Larry, whose bipolar disorder is hidden within. Differing in age and gender, race and economic status, all five are determined to live life on their own terms. In Strong at the Broken Places, Cohen shares these inspirational and revealing stories, which offer lessons for us all—–on self-determination, on courage in the face of adversity and public ignorance, on keeping hope alive. We are all strong at the broken places—stronger than we think.
My name is John Dunne, first son of Alison Dunne, the first person to ‘cross’ in our family. In fact the only person to ‘cross’ in our family, that is until I, John ‘crossed’ over to the other side of this world and what a world it is, this ‘other’ side. Terrifying? Yes sometimes. Beautiful . . . yes sometimes. Beautiful terrifying and exhilarating and deadly all at the same time? Yes. Yes. Yes. We in this family are only a few of the many thousands that can cross over. Some of us however have that extra gift that allows us to go that one step further than most. I can and so can my half brother Michael Mac Coy. He is in fact only four years old and can do almost anything he sets his mind to. Of course being so young my mother Ali, his father Jason and I and our many friends have to keep a close eye on him at all times as he can disappear and reappear at will. To be totally honest that kid is a right old pain in the ass, every time one turns around he is in your face. We fight evil wherever we find it even it is within ourselves. I have met many a poor soul from this world and the other and I have stored their stories in a room somewhere at the back of my mind. Most of the time they stay there and are very scary and off putting but every now and then like one or two of the funnier ones suddenly spring to mind. Just to show you that it is not always doom and gloom but life as you well know can be quite hilarious at times. I would like to pass one of these stories on to you if I may? You may or not be interested but I have got to tell them to someone and sure it might as well be you.
Most of us aren't prepared to take action, when our lives are suddenly falling apart. We often feel like victims of our own circumstances; powerless. If you've lost a job, just ended a relationship or if you find yourself going through a period of uncertainty, improved emotional intelligence can help make that journey more manageable. There are times when we simply have to tear down the old, so we can build anew. Now may be the time to move toward the emotional life you've wanted, but were never sure where to begin. Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others. It is generally said to include three skills: 1. Emotional awareness, including the ability to identify your own emotions and those of others; 2. The ability to harness emotions and apply them to tasks like thinking and problems solving; 3. The ability to manage emotions, including the ability to regulate your own emotions, and the ability to help another person regulate their own. The Force of Will can provide readers with the essential skills for improving emotional intelligence, leading to a more stable and rewarding emotional life."People are not disturbed by things; they are disturbed by their view of things" Epictetus. Emotional intelligence (EI) refers to the ability to perceive, control, and evaluate emotions. Some researchers suggest that emotional intelligence can be learned and strengthened, while others claim it is an inborn characteristic. EI has been defined as, "the subset of social intelligence that involves the ability to monitor one's own and others' feelings and emotions, to discriminate among them and to use this information to guide one's thinking and actions." "The Force of Will" hopes to provide readers with methods for improving emotional intelligence by offering cognitive skill building techniques, thereby helping to create a less self-defeating and more enriching experience when experiencing emotion. PLEASE LEAVE AN AMAZON REVIEW. Each of my readers is important to me and can contribute to improving my products through their generous feedback. Your comments are very important to me. Please email me at [email protected] if you have questions about your reading experience or if I can help in some way. Or visit my webpage at redistiurb.com Michael Cornwall, PsyD PhD is an author, lecturer, clinical supervisor, educator and a therapist in private practice specializing in emotion intelligence / rational emotive behavior (EI / REBT) therapy. He is the author of Go Suck a Lemon: Strategies for Improving Your Emotional Intelligence available in paperback, Kindle and audiobook formats. He is the author of The Force of Will: Reflections on Emotional Intelligence Theory and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy Using Articulated Disputation. Other books by Michael Cornwall include (fiction) Bananas: A Collection of Modern Short Stories, (fiction) Overheard Cubed.
My book is about helping people to be more informed about their everyday lives doing every day things. It's mostly common sense and advice. I've written about the many things that I have encountered in my life of eighty plus years. We all have good times and bad times, and we must accept them, adjust to them, and go on. There's always hope. Remember, the sun is always shining somewhere. I hope this book will help you to improve your life. Please enjoy reading it.
Release on 2011-07-26 | by William Henry Chafe,Raymond Gavins,Robert Korstad
African Americans Tell About Life in the Segregated South
Author: William Henry Chafe,Raymond Gavins,Robert Korstad
Pubpsher: The New Press
Published in association with Lyndhurst Books of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Tell About Life in the Segregated South is the "viscerally powerful... compilation of firsthand accounts of the Jim Crow era" (Publisher's Weekly). Based on interviews collected by the Behind the Veil Project at Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies, this remarkable book presents for the first time the most extensive oral history ever compiled of African American life under segregation. Men and women from all walks of life tell how their most ordinary activities were subjected to profound and unrelenting racial oppression. Yet Remembering Jim Crow is also a testament to how black southerners fought back against the system--raising children, building churches and schools, running businesses, and struggling for respect in a society that denied them the most basic rights. The result is a powerful story of individual and community survival. Praise for Remembering Jim Crow "A 'landmark book.'" —Publisher's Weekly, "The Year in Books" "This is not just an oral history for the South, but for us all. It is a sobering reminder of the mistakes this nation has made, a hopeful reflection on how far we have come." —Kansas City Star
Longlisted for the 2010 Scotiabank Giller Prize, Lemon is the story of a teenaged girl with the numbers against her: three mothers, one deadbeat dad, one cancer-riddled protege, two friends, one tree-hugging stepbrother and a 60 percent average. The adults in her life are all mired in self-centeredness and the other kids are busy getting high, and she just can't be bothered to fit in.
Series of Childrens picture books featuring an elf named Tamalino co-starring his cousin Tumble. Tamalino has lots of exciting adventures, designed to encourage children to read. Each story teaches a moral, a life skill or plain old common sense. Every book contains a minimum of 18 watercolour illustrations so the younger child or child with learning problems can follow the story in pictures. Aimed at children from 4 years of age upwards, we hope to encourage children away from computers, gaming consols and television and to pick up a Tamalino Adventure, read it and learn from it and develope their reading and life skills.
Are you living the life of your dreams? Is your life a celebration, splashing over with peace, joy, and victory? To make this a reality, join me on The Journey to the Beautiful Life. Gracing the pages of this book are 70 unforgettable paintings, inviting you to escape and slip away into a world that is beautiful, peaceful, and yet enchanting. This life enriching book contains over 200 powerful writings and heartwarming stories, selective scriptures, and more than 450 thought provoking quotations empowering you to live the abundant, Beautiful Life God designed for you. So come with me on an exciting journey - a journey that will change your life forever...
For Indigo Stevens, ballet classes at Miss Roberta’s ballet studio offer the stability and structure that are missing from her crazy home life. At almost 16, she hopes this is the year she will be accepted into the New York School of Ballet. First she must prove she’s ready, and that means ignoring Jesse Sanders – the cute boy with dimples who is definitely at the top of Miss Roberta’s List of Forbidden Things for Dancers. But Jesse is the least of Indigo’s concerns. When she discovers her mom is an alcoholic, it simultaneously explains everything and heaps more worry on Indigo’s shoulders. As her mom’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic, Indigo fights to maintain balance, protect her younger brothers from abuse, and keep her mother from going over the edge. When the violence at home escalates, Indigo realizes she can no longer dance around the issue. At the risk of losing everything, she must take matters into her own hands before it’s too late.