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How We Die: Reflections of Life's Final Chapter, New Edition
How We Die
Reflections of Life's Final Chapter, New Edition
Paperback      ISBN: 0679742441

New Edition With a new chapter addressing contemporary issues in end-of-life care

A runaway bestseller and National Book Award winner, Sherwin Nuland's How We Die has become the definitive text on perhaps the single most universal human concern: death. This new edition includes an all-embracing and incisive afterword that examines the current state of health care and our relationship with life as it approaches its terminus. It also discusses how we can take control of our own final days and those of our loved ones.

Shewin Nuland's masterful How We Die is even more relevant than when it was first published.

Leonardo Da Vinci and a Memory of His Childhood
Leonardo Da Vinci and a Memory of His Childhood
Paperback      ISBN: 0393001490

A detailed reconstruction of Leonardo's emotional life from his earliest years, it represents Freud's first sustained venture into biography from a psychoanalytic perspective, and also his effort to trace one route that homosexual development can take.

Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss
Motherless Daughters
The Legacy of Loss
Paperback      ISBN: 0385314388

In the tradition of "Passages" and "My Mother, My Self," this unique, personal, and ground-breaking "New York Times" best-seller -- the first of its kind -- explores the profound pain of mother loss among women and is available here for the first time in paperback. " When my mother died, I knew no woman my age who had experienced mother loss. I felt utterly and irrevocably alone. In college, where new friends knew only as much about me as I was willing to reveal, I told few people my mother had died. I searched the university library and local bookstoresfor writings about mother loss. In each book I found about mother-daughter relationships, I quickly flipped ahead to the chapter about a mother's death, but discovered they all assumed the reader would be in her forties or fifties when her mother dies. I was eighteen." --excerpt from "Motherless" Daughters.
Not only for motherless daughters, but for all women who want to better understand the mother/daughter relationship, this beautifully written work inspired an Anna Quindlen column; appeared in the "New York Times," Ingram, Barnes & Noble, and San Francisco best-seller lists; and received an extraordinary amount of media attention including a feature on The Today Show. Hope Edelman lost her mother to breast cancer when she was eighteen. Unable to find a book to help herunderstand and cope with that loss, she decided to write her own. She posted notices asking motherless women to share their experiences with her, and was unprepared for both the number of responses she received, and for their emotional intensity. Eventually meeting with 92 women and surveying 154 by mail, Hope was able to compare how mother loss affects daughters differently depending on their ages, their relationships to their mothers, their father's attitude, and the support or dependency of siblings. But more important Hope's book explores what these women share -- a void in their lives they cannot seem to fill. Their common experiences and insights will help motherless daughters, and those who care about them, come to better understand how this painful loss shapes lives forever.

Transitions: Making Sense of Life's Changes
Transitions
Making Sense of Life's Changes
Paperback      ISBN: 0201000822

Whether switching jobs or moving house, leaving school or retiring, change brings both opportunities and turmoil. Most of us struggle through such periods. This classic book shows how making a successful transition lets you recognize and seize new opportunities. Transitions has helped hundreds of thousands of readers to cope with changes by providing a road map of the transition process. With the understanding born of experience, William Bridges takes us step by step through the three stages of transition: Endings. Recognize endings as opportunities as well as losses, and even celebrate them with rituals designed to open new doors.The Neutral Zone. In this seemingly unproductive "time-out," we feel disconnected from the past and emotionally unconnected to the present. The most frightening stage of transition, the Neutral Zone is really an important time for reorientation.The New Beginning. A successful transition requires more than persevering: it means launching new priorities. Understand the external and internal signs that point the way to your future.

How to Heal Depression
How to Heal Depression
Paperback      ISBN: 0931580617

More than 18 million Americans are depressed. Most don't know it. In life, pain is something inevitable, but suffering is optional.

Please Understand Me: Character and Temperament Types
Please Understand Me
Character and Temperament Types
Paperback      ISBN: 0960695400

Describes sixteen basic personality types, argues that people try to reshape their spouses, children, friends, and coworkers into models of themselves, and discusses different styles of leadership

Stairway to the Mind: The Controversial New Science of Consciousness
Stairway to the Mind
The Controversial New Science of Consciousness
Hardcover      ISBN: 0387943811
Stairway to the Mind explores one of the most exciting and controversial areas of modern science: consciousness and the nature of the mind. The book proposes that consciousness emerges from hierarchical layers of mental reality, in the same way that life emerges from layers of biological reality. The book is aimed at general readers with an interest in the mind and neuroscience, as well as a wide range of scientists whose work is related to the rapidly-growing field of neuroscience and consciousness research.
The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous
The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous
Paperback      ISBN: 0960989862
The Holotropic Mind: The Three Levels of Human Consciousness and How They Shape Our Lives
The Holotropic Mind
The Three Levels of Human Consciousness and How They Shape Our Lives
Paperback      ISBN: 0062506595

A TURNING POINT IN PSYCHOLOGY AND HUMAN HISTORY

Stanislav Grof, M.D., formerly a professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and founder of the International Transpersonal Association, has written many books, including 'Realms of the

Why We Do What We Do: Understanding Self-Motivation
Why We Do What We Do
Understanding Self-Motivation
Paperback      ISBN: 0140255265
What motivates us as students, employees, and individuals?

If you reward your children for doing their homework, they will usually respond by getting it done. But is this the most effective method of motivation? No, says psychologist Edward L. Deci, who challenges traditional thinking and shows that this method actually works against performance. The best way to motivate people--at school, at work, or at home--is to support their sense of autonomy. Explaining the reasons why a task is important and then allowing as much personal freedom as possible in carrying out the task will stimulate interest and commitment, and is a much more effective approach than the standard system of reward and punishment. We are all inherently interested in the world, argues Deci, so why not nurture that interest in each other? Instead of asking, How can I motivate people? we should be asking, How can I create the conditions within which people will motivate themselves?

An insightful and provocative meditation on how people can become more genuinely engaged and succesful in pursuing their goals. --Publisher's Weekly