Interpersonal Relations
What I Love About You
What I Love About You
Hardcover      ISBN: 0767923154
What I Love About You offers a fresh way to say "I love you." This fill-in-the-blank book prompts you to say what is in your heart, but may not always be at the tip of your tongue. Tell the most important person in your life just how much they mean to you by completing the scores of unique, evocative checklists, short answers, and phrases in this attractive gift book: If we'd first met in a comic strip, the thought bubble over my head would have said... I adore this little daily ritual or habit we have... One of your most irresistible physical features is... I missed you when... Playful, tender, and personal, this is the perfect gift for the person in your life who makes your pulse race.
How to Fight
How to Fight
Paperback      ISBN: 1941529860
Learn how to relax the bonds of anger, attachment, and delusion through mindfulness and kindness toward ourselves and others. The Mindfulness Essentials series introduces beginners and reminds seasoned practitioners of the essentials of mindfulness practice. This time Nhat Hanh brings his signature clarity, compassion, and humor to the ways we act out in anger, frustration, despair, and delusion. In brief meditations accompanied by whimsical sumi-ink drawings, Thich Nhat Hanh instructs us exactly how to transform our craving and confusion. If we learn to take good care of our suffering, we can help others do the same. How to Fight is pocket-sized with two color original artwork by California artist Jason DeAntonis.
Modern Romance
Modern Romance
Paperback      ISBN: 0143109251
The acclaimed stand-up comedian and Emmy Award-nominated star of Parks and Recreation evaluates how technology is shaping today's romances, citing the work of forefront social scientists while considering the differences between courtships of the past and present. 300,000 first printing.
Cringeworthy: A Theory of Awkwardness
Cringeworthy
A Theory of Awkwardness
Hardcover      ISBN: 0735211639
The editor of New York magazine's "Science of Us" website explores the compelling psychology of awkwardness, sharing scientific insights into how truly embarrassing moments are actually perceived by others and how learning to accept one's cringe-worthy gaffes can be socially advantageous. A first book.
The Art of Loving
The Art of Loving
Paperback      ISBN: 0061129739
The psychoanalyst explores the theory, meaning, and practice of love, as well as its significance in contemporary Western society and its influence on the shape and course of an individual's life, in a special fiftieth anniversary edition. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Short Cuts to Happiness: Life-Changing Lessons from My Barber
Short Cuts to Happiness
Life-Changing Lessons from My Barber
Hardcover      ISBN: 1615194878
Sometimes even a New York Times–bestselling happiness expert could use some advice . . . In his trailblazing Harvard courses, his internationally bestselling books, as well as his lectures and videos, positive psychologist Tal Ben-Shahar has shared his wisdom on finding fulfillment with people around the world. But even a happiness expert needs a sympathetic ear now and then. Tal found his—not in a fellow psychologist or guru, but in his longtime neighborhood barber, Avi, who (along with cutting hair) dispenses wisdom beyond his years: Moving fast is important, but so is knowing when to wait. The more you provide for your children, the less they gain f0r themselves. If only people brought the same levels of commitment to their relationships as they do to their work. The best way to gain trust is to give trust. Short Cuts to Happiness distills two years of Tal and Avi’s revelatory barbershop talk into forty brief chapters to dip in and out of, or to enjoy straight through. Each one reminds us how easy it is to find common ground on the things that matter most—and how good it is to talk with a tried-and-true friend.
The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships and Other Freedoms in Sex and Love
The Ethical Slut
A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships and Other Freedoms in Sex and Love
Paperback      ISBN: 0399579664
The classic guide to love, sex, and intimacy beyond the limits of conventional monogamy has been fully updated to reflect today's modern attitudes and the latest information on nontraditional relationships. For 20 years The Ethical Slut has dispelled myths and showed curious readers how to maintain a successful polyamorous lifestyle through open communication, emotional honesty, and safer sex practices. The third edition of this timeless guide to communication and sex has been revised to include interviews with poly millennials (young people who have grown up without the prejudices their elders encountered regarding gender, orientation, sexuality, and relationships), tributes to poly pioneers, and new sidebars on topics such as asexuality, sex workers, and ways polys can connect and thrive. The authors also include new content addressing nontraditional relationships beyond the polyamorous paradigm of "more than two": couples who don't live together, couples who don't have sex with each other, nonparallel arrangements, couples with widely divergent sex styles, power disparities, and cross-orientation relationships, while utilizing nonbinary gender language and new terms that have come into common usage since the last edition.
Talking Stick: Peacemaking As a Spiritual Path
Talking Stick
Peacemaking As a Spiritual Path
Paperback      ISBN: 159143257x
"Practices for openhearted speaking and devout listening to restore harmony in families, relationships, schools, workplaces, and communities [bullet] Details how to approach life with a listening heart and create a sacred space for communication [bullet] Offers exercises for new peacemaking circles, ceremonial ways to begin each circle, and peacemaker tools to unmask the needs and feelings behind conflict [bullet] Explains how to apply this practice in multiple ways, with groups large and small People are afraid of conflict: it is something "bad" that must be managed and resolved. In the face of conflict we focus only on facts--who's at fault and who should be punished--rather than seeking to restore harmony. But conflict is inevitable and presents an opportunity to establish deeper connections with others. By learning to speak honestly and listen devoutly, we can overcome our culture's hierarchical and punitive approach to conflict. We can learn to relate to each other in a sacred manner andcreate relationships and communities that are egalitarian, liberating, and transformational. Revealing that we are all peacemakers at heart, Steve Beyer details how to approach life with a listening heart and create a safe and sacred space for communication: the peacemaking circle, centered on the talking stick. Whoever holds the talking stick gets to speak. There are no interruptions, no questions, no challenges, no comments. People speak one at a time, honestly from their hearts, and they listen devoutly with their hearts to each person who speaks. And, as Beyer shows, the effect can be miraculous. The author explains how to apply this practice with groups large and small to deepen relationships, heal old wounds, and restore harmony among families, spouses, classmates, coworkers, and communities. Sharing stories from his work as a peacemaker, he offers exercises for new talking stick circles, ceremonial ways to begin each circle, and tools to ensure the telling of complete stories in cases of conflict. He addresses the nature of apology, forgiveness, and the urge for revenge, and he explores the spiritual challenges faced by those who walk the peace path. Exploring the shamanic roots of the talking stick practice, the author extends the lessons of the healing circle and the listening heart from our homes, schools, and communities into our relationship to spirit and the Earth"--
True Love: A Practice for Awakening the Heart
True Love
A Practice for Awakening the Heart
Paperback      ISBN: 1590304047
In this little treasure, Thich Nhat Hanh, the renowned Zen monk, offers timeless insight into the nature of real love. With simplicity, warmth, and directness, he explores the four key aspects of love as described in the Buddhist tradition: lovingkindness, compassion, joy, and freedom—explaining how to experience them in our day-to-day lives. He also emphasizes that in order to love in a real way, we must first learn how to be fully present in our lives, and he offers simple techniques from the Buddhist tradition that anyone can use to establish the conditions of love. Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, is an internationally known author, poet, scholar, and peace activist who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Martin Luther King Jr.
The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts
The 5 Love Languages
The Secret to Love That Lasts
Paperback      ISBN: 080241270x
"Marriage is hard enough for the everyday civilian. But imagine marriage when you're separated by thousands of miles. when one of you daily faces the dangers of combat. while the other shoulders all the burden of homefront duties. Add to that unpredictable schedules, frequent moves, and the challenge of reintegration, and it's no wonder military marriages are under stress. Husbands and wives in all five branches of the military need a special resource to help them navigate marriage in the midst of it all. These men and women who are giving so much for so many need a way to love one another - a way that powerfully communicates to the heart.The 5 Love Languages has a successful track record of helping military couples heal broken relationships and strengthen healthy relationships. Now this #1 New York Times bestseller has been adapted specifically for military couples.Special features of the Military Edition include: Stories of military couples from every branch of service who have found ways to use the 5 love languages in their unique lifestyles A Decoding Deployments section at the end of each love language chapter, offering tips on how to express love when you are apart. A new chapter, Love Language Scramblers, explains how to speak thelove languages through some of the most challenging times of a military marriage. An updated Q&A section to include questions specific to military marriage. The 5 Love Languages profile will help you and your partner identify your love languages soyou can put the principles to work for you immediately. Guided by input from dozens of military couples in all stages of their careers, authors Gary Chapman and former military wife Jocelyn Green offer you an unparalleled tool for your marriage with The 5 Love Languages Military Edition"--