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Personal Peacefulness

By Gregory K. Sims,Linden L. Nelson,Mindy R. Puopolo
  • ISBN Code: : 1461493668
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 285
  • Category : Psychology
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Personal Peacefulness examines the existing theories and knowledge about the peacefulness of individuals, including inner peace, interpersonal peacefulness, and peaceful attitudes towards groups and nations. It uses the term “personal peacefulness” to refer to the peaceful states, attitudes, and behaviors of individuals, and it discusses the phenomena and determinants of personal peacefulness in the intrapersonal, interpersonal, and intergroup domains. Also addressed is the relationship between personal peacefulness and well-being, describing various methods for enhancing the peacefulness of individuals. Within the framework of a scholarly and scientific approach to the study of personal peacefulness, various psychological perspectives are represented: personality, social, clinical, and positive psychology perspectives, peacefulness as nonviolence, attachment theory and the development of affect regulation, a human needs theory approach, Buddhist conceptions of compassion and mindfulness, a natural science perspective describing physiological foundations for personal peacefulness, phenomenological perspectives, and peacefulness as the promotion of conflict resolution. The book is an important resource for scholars, researchers, and educators in psychology, political science and in a variety of other areas who study and teach topics such as empathy, prosocial behavior, personality, psychological well-being, mental health, personal development, peace and conflict and conflict resolution.

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Managing My Anger

By Mary J. Clark M.A. L.P.C.
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1440167206
  • Total of Pages : 132
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 997
  • Pdf File: managing-my-anger.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Ever get tired of being told you are the problem and no one ever listens to you? And no matter how many times you tell them off, they still don't get it?...Mary gets it. She's been there...With a gentle strength she steps right into your world and sits beside you, looking ahead with you, not at you." Donald E. Sloat, Author of Growing up Holy and Wholly Managing My Anger has been written to be used either individually or in a group therapy setting. The format of a meditation followed by a journaling exercise will promote in-depth study of ones behavior around issues of anger or stifling anger. Take one page per week, journal daily on that page based on its journal suggestion, being honest about your thoughts, feelings and actions regarding that pages topic. Topics are about common issues, such as resentment, rage, blame, controlling, etc. This book also offers a section of exercises to aid in recovery as well as websites with more recovery options that any individual can practice and use long-term.

Prescriptions Without Pills

By Susan Heitler
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  • Publisher : Morgan James Publishing
  • Book Code : 1630478113
  • Total of Pages : 285
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 131
  • Pdf File: prescriptions-without-pills.pdf

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A must-have for anyone who wants to end their depression, anger, addictive habits, or anxiety--and especially for those who want to alleviate these difficulties with psychological savvy instead of medication.

The Women Who Ran Away

By Sheila O'Flanagan
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  • Publisher : Review
  • Book Code : 1472254805
  • Total of Pages : 385
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 140
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*LOSE YOURSELF THIS SUMMER IN THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER* 'One of my favourite authors' MARIAN KEYES Deira isn't the kind of woman to steal a car. Or drive to France alone with no plan. But then, Deira didn't expect to be single. Or to suddenly realise that the only way she can get the one thing she wants most is to start breaking every rule she lives by. Grace has been sent on a journey by her late husband, Ken. She doesn't really want to be on it but she's following his instructions, as always. She can only hope that the trip will help her to forgive him. And then - finally - she'll be able to let him go. Brought together by unexpected circumstances, Grace and Deira find that it's easier to share secrets with a stranger, especially in the shimmering sunny countryside of Spain and France. But they soon find that there's no escaping the truth, whether you're running away from it or racing towards it . . . *LOSE YOURSELF THIS SUMMER IN THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER* Praise for Sheila O'Flanagan's irresistible novels: 'Brilliantly written and with plot twists popping out like Prosecco corks' Woman and Home 'An exciting love story with a deliciously romantic denouement' Sunday Express 'A feel-good story told by a funny and down-to-earth heroine' Woman's Weekly 'If you're seeking an escape of your own, this sunny, evocative story is the perfect place to hide away' S Magazine A NO. 1 IRISH BESTSELLER (JULY 2020) A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER (MARCH 2021)

The Stress Rescue

By Diane Schofield
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1453517839
  • Total of Pages : 167
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 638
  • Pdf File: the-stress-rescue.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In today’s world, stress conditions are becoming life’s rule rather than its exception. No matter where we turn, we can’t seem to get away from stress. A majority of the physical and mental health conditions that most of us experience at some time in our lives have strong connecting roots to stress and its lack of management. Yet as disturbing as the stress epidemic and its consequences may be, it offers a fascinating opportunity for positive change and personal improvement. Every stress that presents is an opportunity you control. It offers a chance to either rise up or lie down. Each and every person has the natural, inborn potential to rescue themselves and rise above the chaos. The rescue is about solutions and fixes to personal problems, the use of prevention strategies, and the vital prioritizing and care of oneself. All that is needed is the commitment and desire for stressless living.

Peacing the World Together

By FRANK JAMES UNGER
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1469107007
  • Total of Pages : 205
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 686
  • Pdf File: peacing-the-world-together.pdf

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A small refrigerator magnet has adorned our kitchen for more years than I can remember. It bears the image of a dove with the words, Let there be peace, at least between you and me. The three square inches it has displaced is opposite in proportion to its magnitude in the lives of family and friends. It is a mantra, a goal, a challenge. Because for so many, peace does not come easily or naturally! Archeological evidence substantiates human irascibility. Indeed, Homo sapiens were endowed with tendencies toward turbulence. Bones shattered by instruments of humanoids are not uncommon to ancient skeletons. Written documents confirm the same: Cain and Able, David and Goliath, dozens of bloody wars and holocausts are recorded in biblical and pre-biblical documents that manifest mankinds snarling, crotchety predisposition to conflict and violence. Discouraged by that disturbing legacy, we recognize exceptions. Though peace is an intentional accord, it is made easier for some who luckily avoid the ancestral consequence of contentiousness. Through genetic good fortune, they are endowed with intrinsic tranquility and a special quiet devoid of malevolence. Gladly, they accept the gift of unsolicited good genes. Acknowledging a quarrelsome nature, then, we embark on this journey of peace, the road made smoother through relevant prayer, prose and poetry. Each step is an encounter with a peace borne naturally or achieved the hard way. In either case, the following pages are channels of peace . . . at least between you and me. And so we reach out together, striving to influence families and cities, states and nations . . . peacefully. After all, the leaders of mighty and minute countries alike agree that the key to peace between all lands is that it begins within individual hearts, homes and families. For only then can it infect every place on a precious earth we will someday call . . . peaceful. Of all the arboreal wonders on earth, none is more amazingly self-propagating than Ficus Benghalensis, the banyan tree. A massive, improbable sight to behold, the banyan puts down feelers from its branches; the feelers grow into the ground and become roots; and the new roots pump sap up and act as support struts for the tree. In this way, the tree grows outward. Equally as amazing, banyans count their days in hundreds of years as they create the widest natural canopies in the world. A single tree can provide shade for an entire village. It is said that Alexander the Great camped with an army of 7,000 soldiers under the shade of one banyan. In more recent years, an imposing banyan tree has spread its arms and roots over one full acre of land in the city of Fort Myers, Florida. Its notoriety and location are the result of a friendship between two of Americas early business pioneers, men who were close, personal friends. The time was 1925. One of the men visited the county of Andhra Pradesh in India and came upon the largest banyan tree in the world, having since reached 570 years in age and covering the breath of 14 acres with 1,650 roots. At the time of his visit, the entrepreneur had a vested interest in the tree, suspecting it might prove valuable as a source of natural rubber. He brought a seedling back to his friend who had a Winter residence in Fort Myers. The friend was delighted with the gift and planted it on his estate. It grew well and still delights guests. Harvey Firestone was the purveyor of the seedling. His friend, Thomas Edison was the recipient. To this day, seedlings of Edisons great tree are sold at his estate, one of them growing in fine health on this writers property. Similarly, admirers from around the world have procured seedlings and carried them back to faraway lands. Hence, the legacy of the giant tree of India is proliferated by the tree of Thomas Edison, now renowned as the third lar

Heading for the Light

By Colm Keane
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  • Publisher : Capel Island Press
  • Book Code : 0955913365
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 505
  • Pdf File: heading-for-the-light.pdf

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Heading for the Light, by bestselling author Colm Keane, reveals the truth about what happens when we die. The ten stages we go through at death are outlined for the very first time. They establish conclusively that the journey is a warm one and is not to be feared. Based on five years of research, the author has drawn from the real-life stories of people who have temporarily died and returned to life. Among the stages are the departure of the inner essence - often referred to as the soul or spirit - from the body, following which it travels on a journey suffused with peace, through a tunnel-like space, to a border or boundary, where the former loved ones are met and a "superior being" is encountered. Those who are interviewed in the book also give their insights on what we need to do to prepare for the afterlife. They additionally speak of the profound feelings of love they return with from their extraordinary journeys. This definitive book provides all you need to know about what we face as we head for the light.

Global Leadership Initiatives for Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding

By Campbell, Andrew H.
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  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Book Code : 1522549943
  • Total of Pages : 331
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 861
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Book Short Summary:

One global leadership challenge is managing the complexity of the political and economic climate of a society. As the global environment changes, it is essential for global leaders to adapt and develop flexible strategies for resolving conflicts and achieving peace. Global Leadership Initiatives for Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding provides emerging research on a leader’s role in the international, national, and nongovernmental organization within post-conflict resolution and peaceful leadership. While highlighting topics, such as civil society organizations, leadership education, and social reconstruction, this book explores leadership theories and practice models to conceptualize the intersection of leadership within conflict management and resolution. This book is an important resource for leaders, scholar-practitioners, educators, and researchers seeking current research on the strategic and diplomatic methods of a peaceful global organization.