In Chapter VI of The Motivational Manifesto, by Brendon Burchard, he identify's integrity as a manifestation of character founded in conscious identity. While he gives no clear instruction that people lacking in integrity should change, he does encourage his readers to be motivated into striving for betterment, beyond the declaration, and that we should not break with our integrity, despite the little things in life that constantly challenge the moral fabric of one's character. He does this by reminding his readers that not all compromises of character are centred on huge and vexing life decisions. Most breaks in integrity are small in scale and happen unnoticed. They often visit when we’re busy and not paying attention. Today’s thoughts and actions are our legacy. Our actions showcase our highest moral character and by refusing to bend core values we can become unbreakable in terms of not giving in and not giving up on our desired ambitions. Brendon Burchard is exceptionally motivated and offers his best when you are feeling career focused and resilient. $7.33 kindle (30/03/2015) #motivation.
Throughout history people have sought to cope with a life that is often stressful and hard. We have actually known for some time that developing compassion for oneself and others can help us face up to and win through the hardship and find a sense of inner peace. However in modern societies we rarely focus on this key process that underpins successful coping and happiness and can be quick to dismiss the impact of modern living on our minds and well-being. Instead we concentrate on 'doing, achieving' and having'. Now, bestselling author and leading authority on depression, Professor Paul Gilbert explains how new research shows how we can all learn to develop compassion for ourselves and others and derive the benefits of this age-old wisdom. In this ground-breaking new book he explores how our minds have developed to be highly sensitive and quick to react to perceived threats and how this fast-acting threat-response system can be a source of anxiety, depression and aggression.
He describes how studies have also shown that developing kindness and compassion for self and others can help in calming down the threat system. In The Compassionate Mind, Professor Gilbert outlines the latest findings about the value of compassion and how it works, and takes readers through basic mind training exercises to enhance the capacity for, and use of, compassion. Not only does compassion help to soothe distressing emotions, it actually increases feelings of contentment and well-being. This title outlines the findings about the value of compassion and how it works, and takes readers through basic mind training exercises to enhance the capacity for, and use of, compassion.
$19.00 new from Amazon.com (10/05/2014)
To participate in a compassion workshop with Dr. Paul Gilbert, click here to go to 'compassion is a change agent' on change psychology
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According to author Mark Roeder it is. In Charles Darwin’s view, only the fittest of the species – the aplha males and females survived and evolved. But these days the game has changed. You no longer need physical strength and strong genes to make it – in fact in our increasingly man-made sedentary and digital world, the traits which count are often the opposite of Darwin’s check list. Think of the film ‘The Social Network’. The central battle is between two opposing sides – one, the Winklevoss twins have classic alpha genes: they are attractive, tall, strong, Olympian rowers, good at school, moneyed. On the other side is nerdy, slightly autistic, physically weak Mark Zuckerberg. The twist in the tale is that it is Zuckerberg who triumphs – it is his ability to multi-task, to read the new currency, to bend the man-made systems to his will, which make him the victor. Mark Roeder takes this example as the starting point of a bold new theory – that it will be the geeks who inherit the earth. Available on kindle from $13.46 (27/02/14)
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1001 Ideas That Shaped the Way We think is a comprehensive guide to the most interesting and imaginative thoughts from the finest minds of the past 3000 years. Ranging from the ancient wisdom of Confucius and Plato to today's cutting-edge thinkers, it offers a wealth of stimulation and amusement for everyone with a curious mind. Within the pages of this book you will find a wide variety of answers to the great, eternal questions: how was the Universe created and what is the place of humans within it? How should a person live? And how can we build a just society? 1001 Ideas That Shaped the Way We think also includes a host of hypotheses that are remarkable for their sheer weirdness - from the concept of the transmigration of souls to parallel universes and the theoretical paradoxes of time travel (what happens if you travel back in time and kill your own grandfather?). Discover how the Greek philosopher Zeno "proved" a flying arrow never moves; how modern science has shown that a butterfly's wing can stir up an Atlantic storm; and the mathematical proof of the existence of life in other galaxies. The inspirational ideas explored here range from Gandhi's theory of civil disobedience to Henry Thoreau's praise of the simple life and Mary Wollstonecraft's groundbreaking advocacy of women's rights. The book also covers a wide variety of lifestyle concepts, such as 'rational dress' and naturism, and cultural movements including Neoclassicism, Surrealism and Postmodernism. Supported by a wealth of striking illustrations and illuminating questions, 1001 Ideas That Shaped the Way We think is both an in-depth history of ideas and a delightfully browsable source of entertainment.
Author Biography: Robert Arp is the editor of South Park and Philosophy, the co-editor of Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Biology, and the author of Scenario Visualization: An Evolutionary Account of Creative Problem Solving and An Integrated Approach to the Philosophy of Mind.
Available in paperback from $21.75 (27/02/14)
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Runes have long been used as vital tools for transformation. The Norse employed them as tools for communication, and the Vikings would use them as wisdom before embarking on a journey or entering battle. Runic scholar Kaedrich Olsen reclaims the transformative power of the runes for readers today as a key to unlocking our potential for personal growth and our life's vision. Runes for Transformation is unlike any other rune book on the market, with Olsen's unique techniques and applications for this ancient alphabet including affirmations, NLP, visualizations, and meditation, as well as the historical background essential to embarking on this path. A highly respected teacher and transpersonal path worker, Kaedrich Olsen posits that the time for this "deeper working" of the runes has come and this will aid readers in both personal and collective evolution. Runes for Transformation is a rich resource and excellent guide for readers to take the steps to change their lives with a boldly modern approach to the ancient runes and for "change that really matters."
The mystery of how, when, and why people change lies at the heart of the therapy process. Many authors have given shape to different pieces of the puzzle. Here at last is a book that provides the integrative framework within which these pieces can fit together.Why is it so difficult for people to change? What can be done to maximize the chances for success? To answer these questions, this sweeping book travels across a vast intellectual terrain, encompassing the history of ideas about human nature, developments in the cognitive sciences, artificial intelligence, evolution, psychobiology, developmental psychology, theories of emotion, the psychology of self, and more. The author then applies the theory to practice, drawing on his wide personal experience with hundreds of clients ”in transition” to outline a model of significant change. Mahoney identifies common themes and experience patterns associated with dramatic change, emphasizing the role of emotionality and cognitive processes, and challenging long-revered notions about thinking and feeling.Here is an important work that will point researchers in new directions, will help practicing therapists adapt theoretical concepts to helping patients change, and will make fascinating reading for anyone exploring his or her own life journey.
Amazon.com $61.75 & free shipping or 32 new from $10.99 or used from $0.1 (6/9/2013)
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Goodreads Community Reviews:
Jenn rated it 3 of 5 stars
Just finished 'changing Habits, Changing Lives' by Cyndi O'Meara. There were some good lessons esp in regards to the effects of chemicals and processed foods on our bodies, though I do wonder where her research comes from, with no references. She us a staunch believer in no immunisations, no antibiotics and minimal meds, so I disagree on some parts. Still a diet rich in variety and whole foods can only benefit us.
Michelle Koen rated it 2 of 5 stars
This book was for someone with less background in nutrition than I have. The 'science' seemed iffy in parts, I did enjoy the section near the end on essential fatty avids
Lisa rated it 3 of 5 stars
it was a good book but most of the stuff i knew anyway. wasn't too keen on her use of soy..probably needs updating
Sharolyn rated it 4 of 5 stars
Practical, common-sense approach to healthy eating. Nice to read an Australian too.
Sue Mills rated it 4 of 5 stars
Was an eye opener .. I am excited about my new journey with real food
Rosie Bennett rated it 3 of 5 stars
Interesting read. Many new concepts that seem strange, but I am willing to give them a try and see how it goes. Main change is returning butter to our diet and removing all processed oils.
So far my overall cholesterol has reduced, and the good/bad ratio is much improved. Strange but true...
Kathy rated it 4 of 5 stars
A friend and I attended a seminar in NZ where Cyndi was speaking 2011. Wish I had bought her book there as is quite hard to get hold of the newer 2007 version!
This is NOT a diet book (thank goodness) Each chapter gives you facts and information (evidence based) on the logic of choosing to eat whole foods and avoid the chemical laden rubbish. This includes the concept that some of the biggest money making businesses in the world supply us with (and of course we choose to buy!)
Not rocket science - common sense - and of course we all have some life long habits that we can choose to change. Small steps is the other good thing about this book.
The other aspect of this book I enjoyed was that it affirms other areas of nutrition that I have been investigating over the last few years.
Well done all around - just wish I didn't have to give the book back and could purchase one for myself!(less)
Available on Kindle from Amazon.com $19.69 (15/08/2013)
"If I can recover from post-traumatic stress disorder AND bipolar disorder, think of what YOU can change in your life through using my strategies of wellness" ~ Karen Tyrrell
I was an abused teacher and tormented with night terrors. I escaped to a lonely motel where Police incarcerated me into a psychiatric ward. After my release I wrote Me and Her: A Memoir of Madness, which is about two emerging personas. ME ─ wife, mother, writer and teacher and HER ─ manic, psychic, healer to the living and telepathic to the dead.
The sequel, Me and Him: A Guide to Recovery, is a self-help book, that reveals shocking new discoveries on how my mental illness adversely affected my husband and carer, Steve.
Me and Her is about my experiences into and out of mental illness.
Me and Him is a raw and honest account of how mental illness affects the individual and their family. It contains a wellness plan to help you to live your happiest, healthiest life in stressful times.
Read the first #15 pages of ME & HIM here.
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What exactly is self-esteem? Most people, as well as many psychologists and educators, believe we need it, that it's good for our emotional well-being, and that it makes us more successful. World-renowned psychologist Albert Ellis says no, it's all a myth. According to Ellis, self-esteem is probably the greatest emotional disturbance known to humans. Self-esteem results in each of us praising ourselves when what we do is approved by others. But we also damn ourselves when we don't do well enough and others disapprove of us. What we need more than self-esteem, Ellis maintains, is self-acceptance! In "The Myth of Self-Esteem", Ellis provides a lively and insightful explanation of self-esteem and self-acceptance, examining the thinking of great religious teachers, philosophers, and psychologists, including Lao Tsu, Jesus, Spinoza, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Buber, Heidegger, Sartre, Tillich, DT Suzuki, the Dalai Lama, Carl Rogers, and Nathaniel Branden, among others. He then provides exercises for training oneself to change self-defeating habits to the healthy, positive approach of self-acceptance. These include specific thinking techniques as well as emotive and behavioural exercises. He concludes by stressing that unconditional self-acceptance is the basis for establishing healthy relationships with others, along with unconditional other-acceptance and a total philosophy of life anchored in unconditional life-acceptance. Amazon.com $15.00 (1/4/13)
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Goodreads member Dwayne Roberts rated this book a " very rational methodology for self-improvement. Although easily adaptable for virtually any problematic self-behavior, it focuses mostly on smoking, alcoholism, and excessive weight. Many people - especially on January 1 - dive into a stage of action they're not prepared for, then fail and drop their good-intentioned regimen because of "a lack of will power". This very readable text explains the several stages of change all humans must participate in, and why a lack of will power is not necessarily the cause of their downfall." to read more click here
Christyne says "Changing for Good was certainly revolutionary for behavioural psychology in the 1990's. Today, the strategies in this book can help anyone wanting to change their behaviour, because it provides a way in which to rationalise change. It is an optimistic book about understood stages of human change and it is recommended reading for anyone needing a theoretical framework to use as guide" For more information about some of the ideas contained in this book, click here
Changing for Good is available now on Amazon.com from around $3.30 used to $20.00 collectors edition (2 Mar 2013).
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What people say is often very different to what
they think or feel ~ Allan & Barbara Pease