Breaking new ground in family psychology, an exploration of the intricacy, friction, and love in the bonds between in-laws. When we marry, we believe the bond is between only two individuals. Few of us realize the power that inlaws will exert over our lives. But the in-laws we acquire when we marry affect our quality of life—our marriage, family, personal comfort, and long-term well-being—for better or worse. What Do You Want From Me? takes a fresh look at the age-old problem of managing conflict with in-laws, offering practical help for dealing with problems that are both immediate (“How do I deal with my in-laws now?”) and strategic (“How can I change the nature of my in-laws’ demands?”). Terri Apter, a psychologist whose books on family dynamics have received international acclaim, draws on nearly two decades of psychological research to pinpoint the sources of tension between in-laws and explore the ways in which we can build healthy relationships with the in-laws in our lives.
Author: Terri Apter
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Category: Family & Relationships
Is it Love? Is it a Lie? Is it Deceit? Three Women and the men in their lives. Mysti believes she is on top of the world with her career and her loving man. What could possibly happen to turn her whole world upside down? One thing is for sure the damage will leave a print in her spirit for life. Carma is confident about her relationship with a very discreet and distinguished man. Is their relationship really as strong as she thinks? Can it live up to her ultimate request? As she puts it, "it's too perfect, because it's too convenient, so what could go wrong?" Shae and Craig are perceived as a happy couple but are they? In the midst of figuring it out Shae has to decide the best route to maintaining the happiness within their family. Considering the fact, Craig is a father to his children, but not quite the husband to her. Is it Love? Is it a Lie? Is it Deceit? Is this life's way of teaching us about pitfalls within a Relationship that sometimes we just don't want an answer to. Maybe we need to believe what it is we need to believe in order to keep the relationship. Or is it because, knowing the truth can actually hurt worst than the lie itself? Well there's a major Town Hall Meeting coming to Chicago with the very renowned Motivational Speaker as the Moderator, Dr. Joanne Smith. Can Dr. Smith help the people to see that life is its best teacher and nobody can teach you better? Can Dr. Smith possibly help you? Well it's only one way to find out
Because I'm Not That Into You
Author: Barner Hill
A child figures out the best way to hug a porcupine as he watches his friends hug other animals.
Author: Laurie Isop,Gwen Millward
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
One of the bestselling memoirs of all time, David Niven's The Moon's a Balloon is an account of one of the most remarkable lives Hollywood has ever seen. Beginning with the tragic early loss of his aristocratic father, then regaling us with tales of school, army and wartime hi-jinx, Niven shows how, even as an unknown young man, he knew how to live the good life. But it is his astonishing stories of life in Hollywood and his accounts of working and partying with the legends of the silver screen - Lawrence Oliver, Vivien Leigh, Cary Grant, Elizabeth Taylor, James Stewart, Lauren Bacall, Marlene Dietrich, Noel Coward and dozens of others, while making some of the most acclaimed films of the last century - which turn David Niven's memoir into an outright masterpiece. An intimate, gossipy, heartfelt and above all charming account of life inside Hollywood's dream factory, The Moon is a Balloon is a classic to be read and enjoyed time and again..
Author: David Niven
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
FOREWORD BY BRENE BROWN and POSTSCRIPT FROM BRAIN PICKINGS CREATOR MARIA POPOVA Rock star, crowdfunding pioneer, and TED speaker Amanda Palmer knows all about asking. Performing as a living statue in a wedding dress, she wordlessly asked thousands of passersby for their dollars. When she became a singer, songwriter, and musician, she was not afraid to ask her audience to support her as she surfed the crowd (and slept on their couches while touring). And when she left her record label to strike out on her own, she asked her fans to support her in making an album, leading to the world's most successful music Kickstarter. Even while Amanda is both celebrated and attacked for her fearlessness in asking for help, she finds that there are important things she cannot ask for-as a musician, as a friend, and as a wife. She learns that she isn't alone in this, that so many people are afraid to ask for help, and it paralyzes their lives and relationships. In this groundbreaking book, she explores these barriers in her own life and in the lives of those around her, and discovers the emotional, philosophical, and practical aspects of THE ART OF ASKING. Part manifesto, part revelation, this is the story of an artist struggling with the new rules of exchange in the twenty-first century, both on and off the Internet. THE ART OF ASKING will inspire readers to rethink their own ideas about asking, giving, art, and love.
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help
Author: Amanda Palmer
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
In the first book of its kind to address office support staff rather than management, business ethics expert Nan DeMars documents 100 provocative examples of complex office situations--and offers thoughtful, practical solutions to each scenario.
When Where and How to Draw the Line at Work
Author: Nan Demars
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Business & Economics
How do ordinary people come to know or believe what they do? We need an account of this process to help explain why people act as they do. You might think I am acting irrationally--against my interest or my purpose--until you realize that what you know and what I know differ significantly. My actions, given my knowledge, might make eminently good sense. Of course, this pushes our problem back one stage to assess why someone knows or believes what they do. That is the focus of this book. Russell Hardin supposes that people are not usually going to act knowingly against their interests or other purposes. To try to understand how they have come to their knowledge or beliefs is therefore to be charitable in assessing their rationality. Hardin insists on such a charitable stance in the effort to understand others and their sometimes objectively perverse actions. Hardin presents an essentially economic account of what an individual can come to know and then applies this account to many areas of ordinary life: political participation, religious beliefs, popular knowledge of science, liberalism, culture, extremism, moral beliefs, and institutional knowledge. All of these can be enlightened by the supposition that people are attempting reasonable actions under the severe constraints of acquiring better knowledge when they face demands that far outstretch their possibilities.
The Economics of Ordinary Knowledge
Author: Russell Hardin
Publisher: Princeton University Press
'Turning thirty is like playing musical chairs. The music stops, and everyone just marries whoever they happen to be sitting on.' Who the f*ck is Tori Bailey? There's no doubt that Tori is winning the game of life. A straight-talking, bestselling author, she's inspired millions of women around the world with her self-help memoir. And she has the perfect relationship to boot. But Tori Bailey has been living a lie. Her long-term boyfriend won't even talk about marriage, but everyone around her is getting engaged and having babies. And when her best friend Dee - the only person who understands the madness - falls in love, suddenly Tori's in danger of being left behind. When the world tells you to be one thing and turning thirty brings with it a loud ticking clock, it takes courage to walk your own path. It's time for Tori to practice what she's preached, but the question is: is she brave enough? The debut adult novel by bestselling author Holly Bourne is a blisteringly funny and honest exploration of love, friendship and navigating the emotional rollercoaster of your thirties.
Author: HOLLY. BOURNE
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
In I Don’t Know What I Want . . . But I Know It’s Not This, career consultant Julie Jansen won over readers with the same comforting, clear headed approach that she brings to her many Fortune 500 clients. Now she tackles a problem that affects every working person, regardless of occupation: difficult people. Whether the problem is an "abusive" boss, "toxic" coworker, or "difficult" assistant, Jansen shows how to master the eleven keys to getting along with even the most dysfunctional colleagues. Featuring self-assessment exercises designed to identify the root causes of problem behavior and smart, viable solutions and tips for managing different kinds of difficult people—from subordinates to superiors—this invaluable resource is a savvy, humane guide to reducing stress, establishing workplace harmony, and making sure that no one stands in the way of your career goals.
Eleven Keys to a Stress-Free, Satisfying, and Successful Work Life . . . No Matt er Who You Work With
Author: Julie Jansen
Category: Business & Economics
Based on the highly popular and successful book, How to Hear God’s Voice, this exciting new book emphasizes the 4 Keys to Hearing God’s Voice. “When I learned to hear God’s voice after 11 years as a believer without it, every part of me was radically transformed. Thousands have told me they have had this same metamorphosis, and I believe that this will become your testimony also,” writes co-author, Mark Virkler. The keys that are examined, discussed in detail, and can be immediately applied to your life are: How to recognize God’s voice as spontaneous thoughts. Learning how to become still before the Lord. Looking for vision as you pray. Realizing the importance of two-way journaling. Filled with insights from years of hearing from God, 4 Keys to Hearing God’s Voice also includes visual aids that enhance the teaching and learning experience. Very reader-friendly, you will find that the concepts and principles are easily adapted to your personal circumstances and lifestyle. Designed to bring even more depth to your relationship with God, this book is part of an integrated package that includes a DVD and seminar guide for either individual or group study. Either as a stand-alone book or as part of a package, you are sure to gain valuable encouragement and motivation to seek intimate communication with God, your heavenly Father.
Author: Mark Virkler
Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers
Best friends Kimberly and Ann both have a dream to make it to the National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. Eighth grade is the last year they can qualify, so they are practicing day and night. But when Ann is assigned to sponsor new student Lurlene Brueggemeyer, who turns out to be an amazing speller, suddenly her relationship with Kimberly and her chances of winning the competition are put to the test. If the three girls end up competing against each other for the prize, that can spell only one thing... t-r-o-u-b-l-e.
Author: Julie Anne Peters
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Category: Juvenile Fiction
A four-week study providing one lesson for each week of Advent
An Advent Study for Adults
Author: James W. Moore
Publisher: Abingdon Press
The children of The Adoption Club have lots of different feelings about adoption. Michael was scared when he first met this adopted family, and was worried his adoptive family might not keep him. Other children talk about feeling happy, sad and angry, and how feeling can make them behave strangely. This workbook gives children a way to sort out feelings, discuss them and feel better. Written for counsellors and therapists working with children aged 5-11, as well as adoptive parents, this workbook is designed to help children to explore their feelings and behavior. It is one of a set of five interactive therapeutic workbooks featuring The Adoption Club written to address the key emotional and psychological challenges adopted children often experience. Together, they provide an approachable, interactive and playful way to help children to learn about themselves and have fun at the same time.
The Adoption Club Therapeutic Workbook on Feelings and Behavior
Author: Regina M. Kupecky
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sure-fire Methods for Teaching Physical Science and Math
Author: Norman Joseph LaFave
Publisher: NSTA Press
Problem: You feel shaky about being assigned to teach upper-level science and math and need to get up to speed fast. Solution: Follow this concise book s tried-and-true methods, which you can integrate into your classroom and lesson plans starting from the first day of class. You Want Me to Teach What? avoids long discussions of education theory and specific lesson plans. Instead, it concentrates on general techniques for approaching a variety of problems and enhancing your teaching skills in science and math. It covers student psychology, classroom management, planning, instruction, problem-solving techniques, laboratory methods and reporting, assessment, and professional development. Without feeling inundated, you’ll find a wealth of sensible guidance whether you’re a preservice education major wanting to teach physical science or mathematics, a new teacher looking for practical methods to integrate into your instruction, or an experienced teacher in search of fresh ways to improve in the classroom.
Steve Harvey, the host of the nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show, can't count the number of impressive women he's met over the years, whether it's through the "Strawberry Letters" segment of his program or while on tour for his comedy shows. Yet when it comes to relationships, they can't figure out what makes men tick. Why? According to Steve it's because they're asking other women for advice when no one but another man can tell them how to find and keep a man. In Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Steve lets women inside the mindset of a man and sheds light on concepts and questions such as: The Ninety Day Rule: Ford requires it of its employees. Should you require it of your man? The five questions every woman should ask a man to determine how serious he is. And much more . . . Sometimes funny, sometimes direct, but always truthful, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man is a book you must read if you want to understand how men think when it comes to relationships.
What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment
Author: Steve Harvey
Publisher: Harper Collins