Interpersonal Relations
Empathy: Why It Matters, and How to Get It
Empathy
Why It Matters, and How to Get It
Paperback      ISBN: 0399171401
Discover the Six Habits of Highly Empathic People

A popular speaker and co-founder of The School of Life, Roman Krznaric has traveled the world researching and lecturing on the subject of empathy. In this lively and engaging book, he argues that our brains are wired for social connection. Empathy, not apathy or self-centeredness, is at the heart of who we are. By looking outward and attempting to identify with the experiences of others, Krznaric argues, we can become not only a more equal society, but also a happier and more creative one.

Through encounters with groundbreaking actors, activists, designers, nurses, bankers and neuroscientists, Krznaric defines a new breed of adventurer. He presents the six life-enhancing habits of highly empathic people, whose skills enable them to connect with others in extraordinary ways - making themselves, and the world, more truly fulfilled.
I Know How You Feel: The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women's Lives
I Know How You Feel
The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women's Lives
Hardcover      ISBN: 0544870271
An expert's rich exploration of the intense, complicated landscape of women's friendships.

"Do I have enough friends?" "Why did my friendship end?" and "What makes a good friendship work?"

These are questions that F. Diane Barth, a psychotherapist widely recognized for her expertise in women's relationships, fields all the time. In I Know How You Feel, she draws out engaging stories from a lively and diverse cast of women, many of whom speak about feelings they haven't shared before. She explores how life changes affect women's friendships in subtle and not-so-subtle ways. Interweaving examples from classic women's literature to chick flicks, she provides grounded advice on how to manage betrayal and rejection, how to deal with a narcissistic or bossy friend, what to do when your best friend and your family don't get along, how to let go of a friendship that has stopped working, and much more. A timely, empathetic guide for women in their twenties to their sixties and beyond.
A Little Book of Love: Buddhist Wisdom on Bringing Happiness to Ourselves and Our World
A Little Book of Love
Buddhist Wisdom on Bringing Happiness to Ourselves and Our World
Paperback      ISBN: 161180051x
Teachings from the Buddhist tradition on opening the heart and deepening relationships, written with unusual clarity, simplicity, and warmth--for readers of any background.

This short, practical, and inspiring book presents Buddhist wisdom on love, relationships, and finding true contentment in life. Love is far more than merely an emotion we feel toward our partners, families, and friends; it is a way of being awake in the world, of living beyond the ego. Moh Hardin offers key insights and practices from the Buddhist tradition for awakening, deepening, and expanding love in our lives, starting with ourselves, then moving outward to our partners and children, and ultimately reaching even strangers, perceived enemies, and all living beings.
Me, You, Us: A Book to Fill Out Together
Me, You, Us
A Book to Fill Out Together
Paperback      ISBN: 0399167943
Welcome to Me, You, Us--the book to fill out together

This is a creative space for you to share with your friends or a loved one. Just flip to a random page and use the prompts to jot down whatever silly thoughts or sweet memories pop into your brain.

Write fortune cookies to each other Decide on your perfect theme song Brainstorm ideas for your matching tattoos You can fill out each page with a different friend, or complete the whole book with a special someone.

And the best part? Not only will you have fun getting playful together, you'll also end up with an amazing time capsule to look back on
How to Win Friends and Influence People
How to Win Friends and Influence People
Paperback      ISBN: 0671723650

Provides suggestions for successfully dealing with people both in social and business situations.

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts
The 5 Love Languages
The Secret to Love That Lasts
Paperback      ISBN: 080241270x

Over 12 million copies sold

A New York Times bestseller for 10 years running.

Falling in love is easy. Staying in love--that's the challenge. How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands, conflicts, and just plain boredom of everyday life?

In the #1 New York Times international bestseller The 5 Love Languages, you'll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide. Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing, Dr. Gary Chapman's proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner--starting today.

The 5 Love Languages is as practical as it is insightful. Updated to reflect the complexities of relationships today, this new edition reveals intrinsic truths and applies relevant, actionable wisdom in ways that work.

Includes the Couple's Personal Profile assessment so you can discover your love language and that of your loved one.

The Verbally Abusive Relationship: How to Recognize It and How to Respond
The Verbally Abusive Relationship
How to Recognize It and How to Respond
Paperback      ISBN: 1558505822

In this fully expanded and updated third edition of the bestselling classic, you learn why verbal abuse is more widespread than ever, and how you can deal with it. You'll get more of the answers you need to recognize abuse when it happens, respond to abusers safely and appropriately, and most important, lead a happier, healthier life.

In two all-new chapters, Evans reveals the Outside Stresses driving the rise in verbal abuse--and shows you how you can mitigate the devastating effects on your relationships. She also outlines the Levels of Abuse that characterize this kind of behavior--from subtle, insidious put-downs that can erode your self-esteem to full-out tantrums of name-calling, screaming, and threatening that can escalate into physical abuse.

Drawing from hundreds of real situations suffered by real people just like you, Evans offers strategies, sample scripts, and action plans designed to help you deal with the abuse--and the abuser.

This timely new edition of The Verbally Abusive Relationship, Expanded Third Edition puts you on the road to recognizing and responding to verbal abuse, one crucial step at a time
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

- Details how to approach life with a listening heart and create a sacred space for communication

- Offers exercises for new peacemaking circles, ceremonial ways to begin each circle, and peacemaker tools to unmask the needs and feelings behind conflict

- 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 and create 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.
The Zen of You and Me: A Guide to Getting Along with Just about Anyone
The Zen of You and Me
A Guide to Getting Along with Just about Anyone
Paperback      ISBN: 1611803780
How to deal with interpersonal conflict--from a Zen perspective.

The people who get under your skin the most can in fact be your greatest teachers. It's not a matter of overlooking differences, as is often taught, but of regarding those difficult aspects of the relationship with curiosity and compassion--for those very differences offer a path to profound connection. Diane Hamilton's practical, reality-based guide to living harmoniously with even your most irritating fellow humans--spouses, partners, colleagues, parents, children--shows that "getting along" is really a matter of discovering that our differences are nothing other than an expression of our even deeper shared unity.
Getting Past Your Breakup: How to Turn a Devastating Loss Into the Best Thing That Ever Happened to You
Getting Past Your Breakup
How to Turn a Devastating Loss Into the Best Thing That Ever Happened to You
Paperback      ISBN: 0738213284
A proven plan for overcoming the painful end of any romantic relationship, including divorce, with practical strategies for healing, getting your confidence back, and finding true love

It's over--and it really hurts. But as unbelievable as it may seem when you are in the throes of heartache, you can move past your breakup. Forget about trying to win your ex back. Forget about losing yourself and trying to make this person love you. Starting today, this breakup is the best time to change your life for the better, inside and out. Through her workshops and popular blog, Susan Elliott has helped thousands of people transform their love lives. Now in Getting Past Your Breakup, she'll help you put your energy back where it belongs--on you. Her plan includes:

  • The rules of disengagement: how and why to go no contact with your ex
  • How to work through grief, move past fear, and take back your life
  • The secret to breaking the pattern of failed relationships
  • What to do when you can't stop thinking about your ex, texting, calling, checking social networking sites, or driving by the house