The standard reference for practitioners, researchers, and students, this acclaimed work brings together internationally recognized experts from diverse mental health, medical, and allied health care disciplines. Contributors review established and emerging theories and findings; probe questions of culture, gender, health, and disorder; and present evidence-based assessment, treatment, and prevention approaches for the full range of body image concerns. Capturing the richness and complexity of the field in a readily accessible format, each of the 53 concise chapters concludes with an informative annotated bibliography. New to This Edition *Addresses the most urgent current questions in the field. *Reflects significant advances in key areas: assessment, body image in boys and men, obesity, illness-related body image issues, and cross-cultural research. *Conceptual Foundations section now incorporates evolutionary, genetic, and positive psychology perspectives. *Increased coverage of prevention.
Stop sacrificing to the idol of the perfect woman. Body Image Breakthrough cuts through the fad diets and pop psychology to find the root of women's body image issues. Free yourself from negative body image and live each day as Heavenly Father intended, wrapped in the soul-healing beauty of the Lord.
What if someone told you that you could discover the source of all your problems and address them head-on? How about if they told you that reconstructing your attitude would actually change your life? Author Jude Bijou combines contemporary psychology and ancient spiritual wisdom to provide a revolutionary theory of human behavior that will help you do just that. Her comprehensive blueprint will teach you to . identify and navigate the six primary emotions; . replace destructive thoughts with reliable truths; . access your deepest intuition; . communicate lovingly and effectively; . overcome harmful habits through step-by-step action. These concepts can be easily understood and integrated into your daily routine, regardless of your spiritual path, cultural background, age, or education. With practical tools, real-life examples, and everyday solutions for thirty-three destructive attitudes, Attitude Reconstruction can help you stop settling for sadness, anger, and fear, and infuse your life with love, peace, and joy.
Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States” (The New York Observer) #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER | NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER | PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST | NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST | NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • O: The Oprah Magazine • The Washington Post • People • Entertainment Weekly • Vogue • Los Angeles Times • San Francisco Chronicle • Chicago Tribune • New York • Newsday • Library Journal • Publishers Weekly In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men—bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden? Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates’s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son—and readers—the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children’s lives were taken as American plunder. Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward. Praise for Between the World and Me “Powerful . . . a searing meditation on what it means to be black in America today.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “Eloquent . . . in the tradition of James Baldwin with echoes of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man . . . an autobiography of the black body in America.”—The Boston Globe “Brilliant . . . [Coates] is firing on all cylinders.”—The Washington Post “Urgent, lyrical, and devastating . . . a new classic of our time.”—Vogue “A crucial book during this moment of generational awakening.”—The New Yorker “Titanic and timely . . . essential reading.”—Entertainment Weekly
There are some things in life nobody ever tells you. Things that you somehow just figure out on your own as you grow up, through life experience or observations of how other people handle things, or otherwise through seeking professional help. For example, dealing with a relationship breakup; facing rejection at school or at job interviews; being betrayed by a friend or a lover; suffering a financial loss; or falling seriously ill. These are universal experiences that everyone goes through. No one is immune to them. Do you sometimes wish someone had told you how to prevent these negative events, so that you can focus on the things you love and live a happier, more successful life? This book includes 12 life strategies designed to guarantee a happier and more rewarding life and teach you how to create a "winning" mind set so that no matter what life throws at you, you can experience happiness and success and go from strength to strength.
In this refreshingly amusing self-help guide, body image expert Summer Innanen gives you the low-down on why changing your body image isn't about changing your body-it's about changing your mindset. With her not-so-PG stories and cheeky advice, you'll learn how to unconditionally love yourself and unleash the radiant, badass woman within. This book will help you to discover, challenge and reset the beliefs that are holding you back from being unapologetically you in today's perfection-obsessed society. By the end of the book, you'll be able to get on with the life you've been putting on hold and stop letting the scale, your jean size, dietary macros and Fitbit points dictate your self-worth. Whether you're ready to wholeheartedly abandon the idea that your life will be better 10 pounds from now or if you are simply body-posi-curious, Summer Innanen will help you explore a new way of thinking that bucks everything our body-obsessed culture shoves down our throats.
Romi shares exactly how she talked her way into a Seven-Figure network marketing business and how you can too. You'll learn: The Posture to confidently connect with anyone about your business and your products.The Possibilities for a lucrative, efficient and enormously fun turn-key businessThe Power that's already within you to build the life you really want'if you dare.Romi Neustadt is a former corporate chick (lawyer, PR executive) who traded in the billable hour for time and money freedom. She's built a 7-figure business that allows her and her husband John and two kids to LiveFullOut. And she's devoted to helping others design the lives they really want too!
Chris and Heidi Powell, hosts and transformation specialists from the hit TV show, Extreme Weight Loss, now share their proven, life-changing, step-by-step guide for losing weight and keeping it off in their first co-authored book, Extreme Transformation. They are the hosts of television's most popular weight-loss documentary show, Extreme Weight Loss, and now the Powells provide a blueprint for changing your health in just 21 days. Whether you're looking to lose the baby weight, that last ten pounds, or several hundred, this is the program that can change your life forever. They share their most effective secrets for weight loss success through diet and exercise and go into detailed focus on how to develop a powerful, sustainable mental change to keep the weight off forever. With their help, readers will "see" the hidden path of transformation; be guided through fast and fun exercises; enjoy loads of recipes (both quick and gourmet) along with advice for food shopping, preparation, and more! With an incredible expansion of the Carb-cycling core that has driven Chris's first two national bestsellers, the Powells guide you from the very first step to reach your ideal weight and transition to lifelong maintenance--high-impact results in as little as three weeks.
In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.
In this hip self-transformational book, Bernstein shows how to make happiness a way of life and shares the life-changing lessons that she has lived and learned in the hope that other young women will be guided to do the same. Spirit Junkie shows readers how to tap into their own spirit in their search for happiness. This is not a book on how to get happiness; rather it's a guide to releasing the blocks to the happiness that already lives inside.Marianne Williamson has passed the baton to Gabrielle by telling her own followers, "Check out the woman they call the young Marianne Williamson." Gabrielle Bernstein is the founder of the Women's Entrepreneurial Network and Herfuture.com, a modern-day life guru and the author of Add More ~ing to Your Life.
Three leading Krav Maga instructors outline a street-tested program for women on how to defend themselves while neutralizing an attacker, explaining how to use the Israeli personal defense system to turn an aggressor's size and strength against him while providing illustrated guidelines for life-saving strikes, kicks and throws. Original.
The New York Times bestselling author of The 4-Hour Workweek teaches you how to reach your peak physical potential with minimum effort. Is it possible to: • Reach your genetic potential in 6 months? • Sleep 2 hours per day and perform better than on 8 hours? • Lose more fat than a marathoner by bingeing? Indeed, and much more. The 4-Hour Body is the result of an obsessive quest, spanning more than a decade, to hack the human body. It contains the collective wisdom of hundreds of elite athletes, dozens of MDs, and thousands of hours of jaw-dropping personal experimentation. From Olympic training centers to black-market laboratories, from Silicon Valley to South Africa, Tim Ferriss, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The 4-Hour Workweek, fixated on one life-changing question: For all things physical, what are the tiniest changes that produce the biggest results? Thousands of tests later, this book contains the answers for both men and women. From the gym to the bedroom, it’s all here, and it all works. You will learn (in less than 30 minutes each): • How to lose those last 5-10 pounds (or 100+ pounds) with odd combinations of food and safe chemical cocktails • How to prevent fat gain while bingeing (X-mas, holidays, weekends) • How to increase fat-loss 300% with a few bags of ice • How Tim gained 34 pounds of muscle in 28 days, without steroids, and in four hours of total gym time • How to sleep 2 hours per day and feel fully rested • How to produce 15-minute female orgasms • How to triple testosterone and double sperm count • How to go from running 5 kilometers to 50 kilometers in 12 weeks • How to reverse “permanent” injuries • How to add 150+ pounds to your lifts in 6 months • How to pay for a beach vacation with one hospital visit And that's just the tip of the iceberg. There are more than 50 topics covered, all with real-world experiments, many including more than 200 test subjects. You don't need better genetics or more discipline. You need immediate results that compel you to continue. That’s exactly what The 4-Hour Body delivers.
Grown out of author Prentice Mulford's spiritual nature and study of the metaphysical and the mundane, Your Forces and How to Use Them, originally published in 1911, is at once a description of the mental forces we all possess and an expression of those that are not so obvious, but of which we subconsciously take part. Touching on topics as varied and as cerebral as dream-life, memory, mesmerism, knowledge, and the power of positive thinking, this fascinating study of the psycho-spiritual is a must for anyone curious about the power of the human mind. American author PRENTICE MULFORD (1834-1891) is one of the oddest fixtures of 19th-century literature. After moving for years in the literary and Bohemian sets of San Francisco in the 1860s as a writer of humorous short stories, he lived as a hermit in New Jersey, where he wrote the books of modern spirituality that made him a pioneer of modern self-help philosophies, including Thoughts Are Things and The God in You.
“Wonderful. . . . Rubin shows how you can be happier, starting right now, with small, actionable steps accessible to everyone.” —Julie Morgenstern, New York Times bestselling author of Organizing from the Inside Out Gretchen Rubin had an epiphany one rainy afternoon in the unlikeliest of places: a city bus. “The days are long, but the years are short,” she realized. “Time is passing, and I’m not focusing enough on the things that really matter.” In that moment, she decided to dedicate a year to her happiness project. In this lively and compelling account—now updated with new material by the author—Rubin chronicles her adventures during the twelve months she spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, current scientific research, and lessons from popular culture about how to be happier. Among other things, she found that novelty and challenge are powerful sources of happiness; that money can help buy happiness, when spent wisely; that outer order contributes to inner calm; and that the very smallest of changes can make the biggest difference. “An enlightening, laugh-aloud read.”—Christian Science Monitor This updated edition includes: · A new extensive interview with the author · Secrets of Adulthood · An excerpt from Gretchen Rubin’s new book, Better Than Before: What I Learned About Making and Breaking Habits—to Sleep More, Quit Sugar, Procrastinate Less, and Generally Build a Happier Life