Unf ck Your Life and Relationships

How Lessons from My Life Can Help You Build Healthy Relationships from the Inside Out Anita Astley ... “Tell me more about your day-to-day challenges of living in these two cultures.” “None of my friends could relate, which made things ...

Author: Anita Astley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781637631232

Category: Self-Help

Page: 145

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Unf*ck Your Life and Relationships combines Anita’s personal story and the culmination of twenty-five years of clinical experience with individuals, couples, and families. She demonstrates that building healthy relationships starts from the inside out and calls for a “back to basics” of love and life that have become lost in a culture driven by electronic communication and social media attachment. Experiencing conflict in relationships is an unavoidable fact of life. When our relationships are messed up, our lives feel messed up. Likewise, our hearts and minds hurt—the two are intricately linked. Drawing on over twenty-five years of clinical experience with individuals, couples, and families, psychotherapist Anita Astley will walk you through practical steps to unf*ck yourself from the inside out in order to establish healthy relationships. Her approach takes you back to the basics of love and life that have become lost in a culture consumed by electronic communication and social media attachment. Anita will help guide you through your journey of transformation by identifying various psychological dynamics that serve to do more harm than good to you and your relationships. In addition, she will provide tools to help you hone your communication skills through active listening and effective speaking as a means of working through conflict to arrive at solutions. These practices have helped countless patients and have proven to be effective for Anita personally. In this book, she shares her childhood journey from India to Germany (and then to Canada), reuniting with her father. However, his expectation for Anita to follow a culturally traditional path and consent to an arranged marriage destroyed her confidence and self-worth and left deep emotional scars. As she pursued higher education and individual psychotherapy, Anita found her voice through mentors who enabled her to break free, find her path to healing and inner strength, and eventually unlock the skills needed to help others. In these pages, Anita Astley now acts as your mentor and guide so you can do the same and learn to maintain inner emotional balance and form healthy, fulfilling relationships with those you love.

Studying Children A Cultural Historical Approach

Our cultural–historical approach would agree with this. A search for subjects of engagement to the child would take place, because these could point towards potential zones of development in the child's life, which is the core issue of ...

Author: Hedegaard, Marianne

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335234783

Category: Education

Page: 233

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This work discusses the complexity of child development. It provides a critique of alternative perspectives of research and development and shows how to do research with the concepts of cultural-historical theory.

The Healthy Deviant

Alotoflisteners have written to say the podcast changed their lives in someway. ... really matter to health seekers and Healthy Deviants of all stripes—from nutrition and movement to mentalemotional health and socio-cultural issues.

Author: Pilar Gerasimo

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781623174262

Category: Self-Help

Page: 360

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What kind of society makes being healthy and happy so difficult that only a single-digit percentage of the population can hope to pull it off? The answer: A sick society. And within a sick society—one where illness, anxiety, and depression are the prevailing norms—what does it mean to be one of the few people to beat those unhealthy odds? It means bucking a lot of your society’s norms and rejecting a lot of its conventional health prescriptions. It also means acknowledging a disturbing truth: If you aren’t breaking the rules, you’re probably breaking yourself. That’s the simple, provocative philosophy behind The Healthy Deviant, one seasoned health journalist’s quest to reframe healthy choices as a positive form of social rebellion. Combining hand-drawn infographics and statistics with insights from sociology, psychology, evolutionary biology, functional medicine, and the school of hard knocks, this category-defying book rejects the idea that diet and exercise alone can save us—or are even the best places to start. Part manifesto, part whispered wake-up call, The Healthy Deviant is a modern-day survival guide for being a healthy person in an unhealthy world. Starting now.

Breaking the Chains of Poverty

look at culture issues within all of us. Could this be the problem? It is, I believe, these issues that we have learned and embraced from our many different life experiences that hinder us from having, enjoying, and maintaining a ...

Author: Demetrius Sandridge

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781640822788

Category: Self-Help

Page: 270

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Ronald L. Godbee, Sr. calls it “the book that will liberate you and activate you to live from the position that Christ established for you on the cross.” While many think that the difference between poverty and wealth is defined by the car one drives, the size of the house one lives in and the amount of money in one’s bank account, the truth of the matter is those things are results—or lack thereof—not definitions. In this candid debut book, Breaking the Chains of Poverty: The Secret to Having a Wealthy, Healthy and Wholesome Life, author Demetrius Sandridge helps readers recognize those moments God affords us the opportunity to prosper and come up higher in every aspect of our lives—and how we can maximize those opportunities. Chronicling his story from rags to riches, and riches back to rags, Sandridge ignites a sense of excitement and urgency—which catapults readers out of a poverty mindset into a millionaire mentality with every turn of the page. In this book, you will be challenged to: Transform your mindset to that of a millionaire Learn to use money as a tool, not a motivator of dreams and goals Apply simplistic, practical approaches to go from your current reality to dream fulfillment How to apply action to your faith, and faith to your actions Encourage others to adopt your new way of thinking And more! "Wow, very powerful my friend...Congratulations” -Chris C. Klebba “Read this book, and I guarantee wisdom will come alive in you!” -Pastor Eddie Williams “This book is a fundamental treatise that empowers the reader to understand that though life, at times, may seem intractable and untenable, it can also be liberating and instructive.” -Bishop Edgar L. Vann, II “This book taps into millions of people's minds, souls and spirits like none other!” -Mary Jackson

Give YourSelf Permission to Live Your Life

The ones that I see as relevant here are: • a visionary creation that stems from the imagination • a strongly ... Issues stemming from our cultural backgrounds, personal lives, and families of origin frequently stand in the way of ...

Author: Priya Rana Kapoor

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781452593685

Category: Self-Help

Page: 245

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"Priya Rana Kapoor takes you on The Permission JourneyTM, a step-by-step guide that will equip you with the strength and courage to: have newfound self-confidence, realise your dreams, and know you are not alone on your journey. Give Yourself Permission to Live Your Life is complemented with candid anecdotes from Priya's personal experience. She leads by example as she tells her story of illness, self-doubt, and a chronic need-to-please, how she got through it all, and how you can do the same." -- Page 4 of cover.

The Sociology of Globalization

Identity and cultural experience are forged out of global inputs, from media to music, migration and food. Which side you live on in ... Economic and political factors that seem distant from our lives have a large impact – for instance, ...

Author: Luke Martell

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745636740

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 345

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List of Figures, Tables and Boxes p. vi Introduction: Concepts of Globalization p. 1 1 Perspectives on Globalization: Divergence or Convergence? p. 19 2 The History of Globalization: Pre-modern, Modern or Postmodern? p. 43 3 Technology, Economy and the Globalization of Culture p. 67 4 The Globalization of Culture: Homogeneous or Hybrid? p. 89 5 Global Migration: Inequality and History p. 105 6 The Effects of Migration: Is Migration a Problem or a Solution? p. 120 7 The Global Economy: Capitalism and the Economic Bases of Globalization p. 135 8 Global Inequality: Is Globalization a Solution to World Poverty? p. 159 9 Politics, the State and Globalization: The End of the Nation-state and Social Democracy? p. 188 10 Global Politics and Cosmopolitan Democracy p. 214 11 Anti-globalization and Global Justice Movements p. 239 12 The Future World Order: The Decline of American Power? p. 259 13 War and Globalization p. 287 Conclusion p. 310 Acknowledgements p. 316 References p. 317 Index.

A Practical Guide to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

If you cannot solve the various problems that life presents, you cannot grow into a new set of problems. ... This rule is heavily augmented in our culture (strong people can control their feelings, health is the absence of pain, ...

Author: Steven C. Hayes

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387233697

Category: Psychology

Page: 396

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This book is the most practical clinical guide on Acceptance and Commit ment Therapy (ACT said as one word, not as initials) yet available. It is designed to show how the ACT model and techniques apply to various disorders, settings, and delivery options. The authors of these chapters are experts in applying ACT in these various areas, and it is intriguing how the same core principles of ACT are given a nip here and a tuck there to fit it to so many issues. The purpose of this book, in part, is to emboldened researchers and clinicians to begin to apply ACT wherever it seems to fit. The chapters in the book demonstrate that ACT may be a useful treat ment approach for a very wide range of clinical problems. Already there are controlled data in many of these areas, and soon that database will be much larger. The theory underlying ACT (Relational Frame Theory or "RFT"-and yes, here you say the initials) makes a powerful claim: psy chopathology is, to a significant degree, built into human language. Fur ther, it suggests ways to diminish destructive language-based functions and ways of augmenting helpful ones. To the extent that this model is cor rect, ACT should apply to a very wide variety of behavioral issues because of the centrality of language and cognition in human functioning.

Handbook of Motivation and Cognition Across Cultures

... with my life” versus “I am dissatisfied with my life”). Indeed, the co-occurrence of positive and negative self-attitudes and emotions may actually be less problematic for members of dialectical cultures. SELF-REPORTED DIFFERENCES ...

Author: Richard Sorrentino

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080560008

Category: Psychology

Page: 624

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In recent years there has been a wealth of new research in cognition, particularly in relation to supporting theoretical constructs about how cognitions are formed, processed, reinforced, and how they then affect behavior. Many of these theories have arisen and been tested in geographic isolation. It remains to be seen whether theories that purport to describe cognition in one culture will equally prove true in other cultures. The Handbook of Motivation and Cognition Across Cultures is the first book to look at these theories specifically with culture in mind. The book investigates universal truths about motivation and cognition across culture, relative to theories and findings indicating cultural differences. Coverage includes the most widely cited researchers in cognition and their theories- as seen through the looking glass of culture. The chapters include self-regulation by Tory Higgins, unconscious thought by John Bargh, attribution theory by Bernie Weiner, and self-verification by Bill Swann, among others. The book additionally includes some of the best new researchers in cross-cultural psychology, with contributors from Germany, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong, and Australia. In the future, culture may be the litmus test of a theory before it is accepted, and this book brings this question to the forefront of cognition research. Includes contributions from researchers from Germany, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong, and Australia for a cross-cultural panel Provides a unique perspective on the effect of culture on scientific theories and data

Becoming a Helper

Also, ask yourself these questions: At this time in my life, did I have a clear sense of who I was and where I was going? ... Cultural factors play a significant role in determining the degree to which our parents influence our lives.

Author: Marianne Schneider Corey

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780357427354

Category: Education

Page: 448

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Ideal for anyone just starting or even considering a career in the helping professions, Corey and Corey's BECOMING A HELPER, Eighth Edition, provides an overview of the stages of the helping process while equipping you with the skills and knowledge you need to become a successful helping professional. Drawing on their years of practice, the authors focus on the struggles, anxieties and uncertainties students often encounter on the road to becoming effective helpers. Providing a candid look at the demands and strains of real-world practice -- including the challenges involved in becoming an effective helper as well as the difficulties of working with others -- the book helps you determine if this career if a good fit for you. It is an excellent resource for those pursuing a career in human services, counseling, social work, psychology, couples and family therapy, or related professions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Lincoln Way the Truth and Your Life

in the issues or civic areas that people care about. As a lawyer and politician, Lincoln followed the action and engaged people on the issues that stirred their emotions and interests. Back in Lincoln's day, the cultural and economic ...

Author: Jim Pingel

Publisher: LifeRich Publishing

ISBN: 9781489730053

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 800

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This book is written for those who love historical biography and want to grow as leaders in their professions and vocations. Combining a love for historical biography, faith, and leadership all in one book, The Lincoln Way, the Truth, and Your Life provides an innovative and interdisciplinary opportunity to learn about leadership from the life of America’s greatest president, the Bible, and candid introspection. Written in a thematic, stand-alone format, each chapter examines a particular aspect or focus of Lincoln’s life and explores what the Bible says in regard to each theme. After analyzing each topic from the lens of Lincoln and a biblical perspective, the reader is asked to reflect on the lessons learned in leadership and faith. This “three-in-one” book will not only share how Lincoln dealt with life challenges and opportunities and what God’s Word says about each life issue, but equip and inspire the reader to reflect on one’s own life and leadership walk moving forward.