The Science of Why We're Socially Awkward and Why That's Awesome
Paperback ISBN: 0062429167
In the vein of Quiet and The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth comes this illuminating look at what it means to be awkward—and how the same traits that make us socially anxious and cause embarrassing faux pas also provide the seeds for extraordinary success. As humans, we all need to belong. While modern social life can make even the best of us feel gawky, for roughly one in five of us, navigating its challenges is consistently overwhelming—an ongoing maze without an exit. Often unable to grasp social cues or master the skills and grace necessary for smooth interaction, we feel out of sync with those around us. Though individuals may recognize their awkward disposition, they rarely understand why they are like this—which makes it hard for them to know how to adjust their behavior. Psychologist and interpersonal relationship expert Ty Tashiro knows what it’s like to be awkward. Growing up, he could do math in his head and memorize the earned run averages of every National League starting pitcher. But he couldn’t pour liquids without spilling and habitually forgot to bring his glove to Little League games. In Awkward, he unpacks decades of research into human intelligence, neuroscience, personality, and sociology to help us better understand this widely shared trait. He explores its nature vs. nurture origins, considers how the awkward view the world, and delivers a welcome counterintuitive message: the same characteristics that make people socially clumsy can be harnessed to produce remarkable achievements. Interweaving the latest research with personal tales and real world examples, Awkward offers reassurance and provides valuable insights into how we can embrace our personal quirks and unique talents to harness our awesome potential—and more comfortably navigate our complex world.
Celebrating the Art and Craft of Thoughtfully Made Packages
Hardcover ISBN: 1743791380
Ideas and inspiration for crafting beautiful parcels for any occasion Michelle Mackintosh is on a mission to encourage people to reconnect with each other. Many of us send care packages without even realizing it – get-well packs, student treats, food packages to expats, clothes packages to charities, family packages to loved ones in the military – the list can be endless. Put together with Michelle's beautiful collage aesthetic, Care Packages brings back the art of crafting packages with love and care. The book is split into several chapters including reasons to send a care package, types of care packages, delivery, what to include and projects on how to design, craft, and decorate your care package. Projects are easy to achieve with step-by-step photography and instructions. This book will inspire a sense of time, love, and affection when corresponding with a loved one.
Compelled to Control
Recovering Intimacy in Broken Relationships
Paperback ISBN: 1558744614
this exciting book breaks new ground in identifying the major cause of relationship failure as the need to control - in marriages and families, with friends and within organizations. Compelled to Control reflects Miller's sweeping knowledge as a thinker, a speakers and a writer. Going far beyond "how to control a controller," Miller speaks from the perspective of experience and personal change. "When a controller has the sense of life being out of control," he says, "he or she reacts with an even stronger need to 'get things under control'...usually with the negative result of alienating the people who matter the most." Miller tackles this deeply denied, seemingly universal phenomenon with compassion and offers a way out of the dilemma. He tells who to approach broken relationships in new ways, leaving behind destructive patterns of perfectionism and self-justification. Keith miller is one of those rare writers who can combine intellectual acuity with deeply felt insight born of his own struggle for authenticity.Compelled to Control is an impressive contribution to the literature of recovery and personal change.
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 Dance Of Anger
A Womans Guide To Changing The Patterns Of Intimate Relationships
Paperback ISBN: 006074104x
Based on the author's clinical experience and workshops she has introduced, a twentieth anniversary edition of the classic guide helps women understand the causes and patterns of their anger while providing specific alternatives for forging more powerful relationships. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
Dating Hacks Handbook
How to Deal With the Worst Case Situations of Modern Love
Paperback ISBN: 1633530639
The end of lonely Saturday nights at home is finally here! From a casual first date to online dating and even hacks on popping the big question, the Dating Hacks Handbook has you covered. We've broken down all the intricacies of dating in the 21st century to provide you with the simplest ways to accomplish your relationship goals. Whether you’re looking for a fun night or you’re in search of a soul mate, our hacks will upgrade your love game. Learn about online dating, ever-changing gender roles, and introducing your new partner to your possibly evil, insane family. With Dating Hacks, hopefully you’ll hate your love life only half the time.
Easy Does It Relationship Guide
For People in Recovery
Paperback ISBN: 1592853528
Solid relationship advice for couples in recovery - delivered with a light touch. Identifying relationship challenges specific to couples in recovery, and offering advice rooted in recovery principles, the Easy Does It Relationship Guide gently nudges readers to move beyond conflict and create healthier, happier, more intimate relationships. Mary Faulkner, a therapist and popular workshop leader, draws from sound relationship theory and shares stories and insights from couples in recovery. She identifies the five basic topics partners argue about over and over again-- money, sex, extended family, children, and time--and offers suggestions for assessing and resolving disagreements. Faulkner also discusses ways to communicate wants and needs without drama, denial, or taking a partner's "inventory." In approach and content, Easy Does It Relationship Guide brims with great advice for all couples. Readers will come to see relationships as a process, always changing, often challenging, and ultimately a source of hope, strength, and joy.
The Everyday Empath
achieve energetic balance in your life
Paperback ISBN: 0738758604
Deepen Your Understanding of Empathy, Develop Your Gifts, and Discover Emotional Balance Enrich your knowledge of empathy and improve your empathic abilities with this captivating, easy-to-use guide. The Everyday Empath offers a well-rounded view of what it means to experience high levels of empathy in daily life. Featuring exercises, examples, and insights, it's an essential resource to have on your shelf. Explore empathic self-care and how to spiritualize your empathy through daily meditation, prayer, shrines, vision boards, and more. Learn about the importance of creative expression and astrological shifts. Find out how to share your gifts with friends, family, and your community. From science to spirituality, this book shows you how to achieve personal balance and reveals new ideas that will help you thrive in your empathic life.