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On Dreams (the Standard)
On Dreams (the Standard)
Paperback      ISBN: 039300144x
On Dreams was the result. He succeeded admirably: the theory of the dream as distorted wish fulfillment is there, as are, in full deployment, the mechanisms of the dream work. Without doubt, Freud was always his own best popularizer.
Kick in the Seat of the Pants
Kick in the Seat of the Pants
Paperback      ISBN: 0060960248

When was the last time you had a creative idea? This morning? Last month? Last year? Sometimes you need A Kick in the Seat of the Pants to get your thinking going. This book does just that by taking you on a guided tour through the four roles of the creative process-Explorer, Artist, Judge, and Warrior.

  • When it's time to seek out new information, adopt the mindset of an Explorer. Get off the beaten path, poke around in outside areas, and pay attention to unusual patterns.
  • When you need to create a new idea, let the Artist in you come out. Ask what-if questions and look for hidden analogies. Break the rules and look at things backwards. Add something and take something away. Ultimately, you'll come up with an original idea.
  • When it's time to decide if your idea is worth implementing, see yourself as a Judge. Ask what's wrong and if the timing's right. Question your assumptions and make a decision.
  • And when you carry your idea into action, be a Warrior. Put a fire in your belly, eliminate your excuses, and do what's necessary to reach your objective.

Kick provides exercises, stories, tips, and Roger von Oech's proven techniques to help you strengthen each of your own creative roles.

Solitude: A Return to the Self
Solitude
A Return to the Self
Paperback      ISBN: 0345358473
The Addictive Organization: Why We Overwork, Cover Up, Pick Up the Pieces, Please the Boss, and Perpetuate S
The Addictive Organization
Why We Overwork, Cover Up, Pick Up the Pieces, Please the Boss, and Perpetuate S
Paperback      ISBN: 0062548743

Schaef and Fassel show how managers, workers, and organization members exhibit the classic symptoms of addiction: denying and avoiding problems, assuming that there is no other way of acting, and manipulating events to maintain the status quo.

Healing After Loss:: Daily Meditations for Working Through Grief
Healing After Loss:
Daily Meditations for Working Through Grief
Paperback      ISBN: 0380773384

The classic guide for dealing with grief and loss

For those who have suffered the loss of a loved one, here are thoughtful words to strengthen, inspire and comfort.

Theft of the Spirit: A Journey to Spiritual Healing
Theft of the Spirit
A Journey to Spiritual Healing
Paperback      ISBN: 0671885537

Using Native American experience as an example, the author provides advice on living wisely, well, and spiritually in an increasingly materialistic world.

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.

Crowds and Power
Crowds and Power
Paperback      ISBN: 0374518203

Crowds and Power is a revolutionary work in which Elias Canetti finds a new way of looking at human history and psychology. Breathtaking in its range and erudition, it explores Shiite festivals and the English Civil war, the finger exercises of monkeys and the effects of inflation in Weimar Germany. In this study of the interplay of crowds, Canetti offers one of the most profound and startling portraits of the human condition.

Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego
Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego
Paperback      ISBN: 0393007707

The question he addresses here is, What are the emotional bonds that hold collective entities, such as an army and a church, together? It is a fruitful question, and Freud offers some interesting answers. But Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego stands chiefly as an invitation to further psychoanalytic exploration.

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.