Fully Human by Susan PackardHGTV cofounder Susan Packard launches the next chapter in emotional intelligence (EQ), and shows you how to increase your personal satisfaction and productivity--in work and life--via her three-step path toward EQ Fitness. Emotions can sink us, or they can power us like fuel to succeed. Many of us show up for work, and life, feeling lonely even in a room full of people, or bringing unproductive emotions into work, like anger or fear. You don't have to feel this way. Susan Packard offers an accessible new guidebook to grow your emotional fitness, and it's arrived just in time, as technology is quickly becoming our main interface for communication. No matter where you are in your career, success is an inside job. Packard lays out how to develop interdependent work relationships, and for leaders, how to build healthy company cultures. Packard introduces us to successful people, and companies, that are rich with 'connector' emotions like hope, empathy and trust-building. She tackles unconventional topics, like how workaholism keeps us emotionally adolescent, and how forgiveness belongs in the workplace too. Packard shares her EQ Fit-catalyzed success at HGTV and the stories of the executives she coaches in mindfulness and other emerging techniques, and she teaches an 'inside out' practice of self-discovery, which helps you uncover unproductive emotions, and dispel them. The best leaders balance power and grace, and everyone can effectively use resilience--an ability to endure tough situations and make tough decisions, and vulnerability, a willingness to open up, change, and admit when we need help. She offers new tools to bring our strongest emotional selves to work each day
Call Number: LC 153.9 PACKA SUS
Publication Date: 2019-02-12
A More Loving World by The School of LifeAn empowering guide to creating a kinder, more loving world.
The modern world is richer, safer and more connected than ever. But it is also a far less loving world than we need or want: impatience, self-righteousness, moralism and viciousness run rampant, while forgiveness, tolerance and empathy seem in short supply.
This book reminds us how much humans long for, and depend on, love. Far from a romantic or idealized fantasy, love is a powerful and dignified force that can save us from cruelty, defend us against chaos, and usher in hope and courage. We all crave forgiveness and fair treatment. In a world full of technical advances, corporate greed, and automation, this book argues that the true goal of civilization should be extending patience and kindness to everyone we meet.
With the right encouragement, all of us are capable of immense kindness. But without it, we can also quickly descend into something far darker. This inspiring book reminds us of our better natures and mobilizes us to fight for a kinder, more loving world.
A FOCUS ON HUMANITY AT LARGE and our friends, family, and even colleagues.
EXPLORES ATTITUDES towards failure and forgiveness within society.
REMINDS US OF THE GLOBAL NEED for love and kindness.
CHAPTERS INCLUDE A Loveless World, Attitudes that Foster Love, Attitudes that Hinder Love, and Towards a More Loving World.
Call Number: LC 177.7 MORE LOV
Publication Date: 2023-01-03
Mind and Body by The School of Life; Alain de Botton (Series edited by)The modern world can present the body as a machine that just needs to be regularly exercised. However, it is a remarkably sensitive organ in which a lot of our pain and hope is stored and that we need to interpret and handle with subtlety. This impact of our body upon our mind is something which needs to be explored as it is easy to pay attention to one more than the other and to ignore the crucial balance between the two. This is a book filled with reflections and exercises designed to help us live more harmoniously and maturely within both mind and body. It gives guidance on how to calm our minds with bodily exercises that work on the real sources of our anxieties. It suggests how to be less rigid in, and timid about, our bodies and how to relax into them in a way we might not have done for far too long. It offers ideas on how to accept the way we look, and how to treat the body in order for it to assist the mind in yielding its very best ideas. The impacts of activities such as singing, dancing and art are explored along with the liberation of spirit that these might offer. This is a book, both theoretical and practical, that will improve our relationship between our physical and mental selves and allow us a route to a life of greater self-assurance, wisdom, and freedom to be ourselves.
Call Number: LC 128.2 MIND AND
Publication Date: 2021-11-02
Practical Mindfulness by Greg SazimaA no-nonsense, no incense guide to mindfulness and meditation. It explains and trains an essential human capacity: clear awareness in and of our experience of everyday life. Practically Mindful specifically targets smart, curious readers interested in thenuts and bolts of mindfulness, but skeptical of the crystals and granola.
Call Number: LC 158.12 SAZIM GRE
Publication Date: 2021-01-19
Sidelined by Susan SalengerThis important women's health book will equip readers with the knowledge, language, and skill sets they need to stop being another victim of a biased industry and get the best healthcare possible. Discloses how women are marginalized and hesitate to take control over their own healthcare. Researcher and writer Susan Salenger explains why women are misdiagnosed more often than men, and why their symptoms often go unrecognized or even disputed. Knowing how to advocate for your own healthcare can mean the difference between healthy outcomes and years of needless agony or even death.
Vibrant by Stacie StephensonWith practical steps to improve everything from brain health and energy to immunity and weight, Vibrant introduces readers to a new way of looking at health, as something each person can control for themselves, rather than something that happens to them.
Call Number: LC 613 STEPH STA
Publication Date: 2021-03-23
HEALTHY FAMILIES AND CHILDREN
Being You : The Body Image Book for Boys by Charlotte Markey; Daniel Hart; Douglas ZacherFrom early childhood boys often feel pressured to be athletic and muscular. But what impact does this have on physical and mental well-being through their teens and beyond? Worryingly, a third of teen boys are trying to 'bulk up' due to body dissatisfaction, and boys and men account for 25% of eating disorder cases. What can we tell our boys to help them feel happy and confident simply being themselves? Being You has the answers! It's an easy-to-read, evidence-based guide to developing a positive body image for boys aged 12+. It covers all the facts on puberty, diet, exercise, self-care, mental health, social media, and everything in-between. Boys will find answers to the questions most on their mind, the truth behind many diet and exercise myths, and real-life stories from other boys. Armed with this book, they will understand that muscles don't make a man - it's enough simply being you!
Call Number: LC 306.4613 MARKE CHA
Publication Date: 2022-04-07
Grow Wild by Katy BowmanLearn how to get kids--from babies to preteens--and their families moving more, together, outside.
Call Number: LC 796.083 BOWMA KAT
Publication Date: 2021-05-03
Happily Ever Resilient by Stephanie GolowayIn Happily Ever Resilient, Dr. Stephanie Goloway uses current trauma research and beloved multicultural variants of classic children's fairytales to create joyful, playful learning experiences for young children.
Call Number: LC 155.41824 GOLOW STE
Publication Date: 2022-06-14
Heal Your Child from the Inside Out by Robin GreenDrawing from the ancient wisdom of the Five Elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Robin Ray Green, L. Ac., MTCM, offers simple solutions for creating a natural healing program that is as unique as your child. Questionnaires and quizzes help you gain an understanding of your child's 5-Element type--whether it's Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal or Water--to allow you to diagnose imbalances within the body that create health issues. Once you've gained a solid understanding of the 5 Elements and how health conditions are affected by elemental imbalances, nutrition, and lifestyle, you'll learn simple techniques--such as acupressure, massage, and meditation--that will help your child achieve vibrant health. Ultimately, empowered with this knowledge and a new, holistic perspective on health, you'll be able to augment Western treatments with time-tested natural solutions to help your child, and your whole family, heal naturally.
Being You by Charlotte Markey; Daniel Hart; Douglas ZacherFrom early childhood boys often feel pressured to be athletic and muscular. But what impact does this have on physical and mental well-being through their teens and beyond? Worryingly, a third of teen boys are trying to 'bulk up' due to body dissatisfaction, and boys and men account for 25% of eating disorder cases. What can we tell our boys to help them feel happy and confident simply being themselves? Being You has the answers! It's an easy-to-read, evidence-based guide to developing a positive body image for boys aged 12+. It covers all the facts on puberty, diet, exercise, self-care, mental health, social media, and everything in-between. Boys will find answers to the questions most on their mind, the truth behind many diet and exercise myths, and real-life stories from other boys. Armed with this book, they will understand that muscles don't make a man - it's enough simply being you!!
Call Number: LC 306.4613 MARKE CHA
Publication Date: 2022-04-07
Blinded by Hope by Meg McGuire"One day a teenage boy gets on his bike and rides forty miles up California's Pacific Coast Highway to avoid causing an earthquake he fears will endanger his mother and sister. But the quake he is experiencing is not coming from beneath the earth; it's the onset of bipolar illness. Blinded by Hope describes what it's like to have an unusually bright, creative child--and then to have that child suddenly be hit with an illness that defies description and cure. Over the years, McGuire attributes her son's lost jobs, broken relationships, legal troubles, and periodic hospitalizations to the manic phase of his illness, denying the severity of his growing drug use--but ultimately, she has to face her own addiction to rescuing him, and to forge a path for herself toward acceptance, resilience, and love. A wakeup call about the epidemic of mental illness, substance abuse, and mass incarceration in our society, Blinded by Hope shines a light on the shadow of family dynamics that shame, ignorance, and stigma rarely let the public see, and asks the question: How does a mother cope when love is not enough?"-
He Came in with It by Miriam FeldmanHe Came In With It is the chronology of a mother and her family's coping with mental illness: the hurdles of diagnosis and treatment -- of stigma, denial, shame-- of pretending that things are T-square perfect for all the lacquered world.
Call Number: LC 616.898 FELDM MIR
Publication Date: 2020-07-21
My Mysterious Son by Dick RussellWhat does a father do when hope is gone that his only son can ever lead anything close to a 'normal' life? That's the question that haunted Dick Russell in the fall of 2011, when his son, Franklin, was thirty-two. At the age of seventeen, Franklin had been diagnosed with schizophrenia. For years he spent time in and out of various hospitals, and even went through periods of adamantly denying that Dick was actually his father. A mixed-race child, Franklin was handsome, intelligent, and sensitive until his mental illness suddenly took control. After spending the ensuing years trying to build some semblance of a normal father-son relationship, Dick was invited with his son, out of the blue, to witness the annual wildlife migration on Africa's Serengeti Plain. Seizing this potential opportunity to repair the damage that both had struggled with, after going through two perilous nights together in Tanzania, ultimately the two-week trip changed both of their lives. Desperately seeking an alternative to the medical model's medication regimen, the author introduces Franklin to a West African shaman in Jamaica. Dick discovers Franklin's psychic capabilities behind the seemingly delusional thought patterns, as well as his artistic talents. Theirs becomes an ancestral quest, the journey finally taking them to the sacred lands of New Mexico and an indigenous healer. For those who understand the pain of mental illness as well the bond between a parent and a child, My Mysterious Son shares the intimate and beautiful story of a father who will do everything in his power to repair his relationship with a young man damaged by mental illness.
Call Number: LC 616.898 RUSSE DIC
Publication Date: 2017-11-14
The Parakeet by Espé; Hannah Chute (Translator)An account in graphic novel format, based on the author's own experiences, of a boy coping with his mother's suffering from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, showing how mental illness can both tear families apart and reaffirm the bonds of love.