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    Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, 4th Edition: A Step-by-Step Program for a Good Night's Sleep

    Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, 4th Edition: A Step-by-Step Program for a Good Night's Sleep Lowest new price: $9.99
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    Author: Marc Weissbluth M.D.
    Brand: Ballantine Books

    The perennial favorite for parents who want to get their kids to sleep with ease—now in a completely revised and expanded fourth edition!
     
    In this fully updated fourth edition, Dr. Marc Weissbluth, one of the country’s leading pediatricians, overhauls his groundbreaking approach to solving and preventing your children’s sleep problems, from infancy through adolescence. In Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, he explains with authority and reassurance his step-by-step regime for instituting beneficial habits within the framework of your child’s natural sleep cycles. Rewritten and reorganized to deliver information even more efficiently, this valuable sourcebook contains the latest research on
     
    • the best course of action for sleep problems: prevention and treatment
    • common mistakes parents make trying to get their children to sleep
    • different sleep needs for different temperaments
    • stopping the crybaby syndrome, nightmares, bedwetting, and more
    • ways to get your baby to fall asleep according to her internal clock—naturally
    • handling nap-resistant kids and when to start sleep-training
    • why both night sleep and day sleep are important
    • obstacles for working moms and children with sleep issues
    • the father’s role in comforting children
    • how early sleep troubles can lead to later problems
    • the benefits and drawbacks of allowing kids to sleep in the family bed
     
    Rest is vital to your child’s health, growth, and development. Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child outlines proven strategies that ensure good, healthy sleep for every age.
     
    Praise for Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child
     
    “I put these principles into practice—with instant results. Dr. Weissbluth is a trusted resource and adviser.”—Cindy Crawford

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    Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence

    Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence Lowest new price: $10.29
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    Author: Esther Perel
    Brand: Esther Perel

    A New York City therapist examines the paradoxical relationship between domesticity and sexual desire and explains what it takes to bring lust home.

    One of the world’s most respected voices on erotic intelligence, Esther Perel offers a bold, provocative new take on intimacy and sex. Mating in Captivity invites us to explore the paradoxical union of domesticity and sexual desire, and explains what it takes to bring lust home.

    Drawing on more than twenty years of experience as a couples therapist, Perel examines the complexities of sustaining desire. Through case studies and lively discussion, Perel demonstrates how more exciting, playful, and even poetic sex is possible in long-term relationships. Wise, witty, and as revelatory as it is straightforward, Mating in Captivity is a sensational book that will transform the way you live and love.

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    • Mating in Captivity Unlocking Erotic Intelligence

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    The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles

    The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles Lowest new price: $9.19
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    Author: Steven Pressfield
    Brand: Black Irish

    A succinct, engaging, and practical guide for succeeding in any creative sphere, The War of Art is nothing less than Sun-Tzu for the soul.

    What keeps so many of us from doing what we long to do?

    Why is there a naysayer within? How can we avoid the roadblocks of any creative endeavor—be it starting up a dream business venture, writing a novel, or painting a masterpiece?

    Bestselling novelist Steven Pressfield identifies the enemy that every one of us must face, outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just how to achieve the greatest success.

    The War of Art emphasizes the resolve needed to recognize and overcome the obstacles of ambition and then effectively shows how to reach the highest level of creative discipline.

    Think of it as tough love . . . for yourself.

    Whether an artist, writer or business person, this simple, personal, and no-nonsense book will inspire you to seize the potential of your life.

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    Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

    Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us Lowest new price: $5.59
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    Author: Daniel H. Pink
    Brand: Baker and Taylor

    Look out for Daniel Pink’s new book, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

    The New York Times bestseller that gives readers a paradigm—shattering new way to think about motivation.


    Most people believe that the best way to motivate is with rewards like money—the carrot-and-stick approach. That's a mistake, says Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others). In this provocative and persuasive new book, he asserts that the secret to high performance and satisfaction-at work, at school, and at home—is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world.

    Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does—and how that affects every aspect of life. He examines the three elements of true motivation—autonomy, mastery, and purpose-and offers smart and surprising techniques for putting these into action in a unique book that will change how we think and transform how we live.

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    • Riverhead Books

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    The Artist's Way: 25th Anniversary Edition

    The Artist's Way: 25th Anniversary Edition Lowest new price: $11.14
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    Author: Julia Cameron
    Brand: Tarcherperigee

    This international bestseller has inspired millions to overcome the limiting beliefs and fears that inhibit the creative process.

    First published twenty-five years ago, The Artist's Way is the seminal book on the subject of creativity. Perhaps even more vital in today's cultural climate than when it was first published, The Artist's Way is a powerfully provocative and inspiring work. In it, Julia Cameron takes readers on an amazing twelve-week journey to discover the inextricable link between their spiritual and creative selves. This groundbreaking program includes:

    -  Introductions to two of Cameron's most vital tools for creative recovery--The Morning Pages and The Artist Date
    -  Hundreds of highly effective exercises and activities
    -  Guidance on starting a "Creative Cluster" of fellow artists who will support you in your creative endeavors

    A revolutionary program for artistic renewal from the world's foremost authority on the creative process, The Artist's Way is a life-changing book. This 25th anniversary edition includes a new introduction from the author.

    With the basic principle that creative expression is the natural direction of life, Julia Cameron and Mark Bryan lead you through a comprehensive twelve-week program to recover your creativity from a variety of blocks, including limiting beliefs, fear, self-sabotage, jealousy, guilt, addictions, and other inhibiting forces, replacing them with artistic confidence and productivity.

    This book links creativity to spirituality by showing how to connect with the creative energies of the universe, and has, in the four years since its publication, spawned a remarkable number of support groups for artists dedicated to practicing the exercises it contains.

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    Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don't Matter

    Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don't Matter Lowest new price: $17.70
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    Author: Scott Adams

    From the creator of Dilbert, an unflinching look at the strategies Donald Trump used to persuade voters to elect the most unconventional candidate in the history of the presidency, and how anyone can learn his methods for succeeding against long odds.
     
    Scott Adams—a trained hypnotist and a lifelong student of persuasion—was one of the earliest public figures to predict Trump’s win, doing so a week after Nate Silver put Trump’s odds at 2 percent in his FiveThirtyEight.com blog. The mainstream media regarded Trump as a novelty and a sideshow. But Adams recognized in Trump a level of persuasion you only see once in a generation.
     
    Trump triggered massive cognitive dissonance and confirmation bias on both the left and the right. We’re hardwired to respond to emotion, not reason. We might listen to 10 percent of a speech—a hand gesture here, a phrase there—and if the right buttons are pushed, we irrationally agree with the speaker and invent reasons to justify that decision after the fact.
     
    The point isn’t whether Trump was right or wrong, good or bad. Win Bigly goes beyond politics to look at persuasion tools that can work in any setting—the same ones Adams saw in Steve Jobs when he invested in Apple decades ago. For instance:
     
    ·  If you need to convince people that something is important, make a claim that’s directionally accurate but has a big exaggeration in it. Everyone will spend endless hours talking about how wrong it is while accidentally persuading themselves the issue is a high priority.
    ·  Stop wasting time on elaborate presentations. Inside, you’ll learn which components of your messaging matter, and where you can wing it.
    ·  Creating "linguistic kill shots" with persuasion engineering (such as “Low-energy Jeb”) can be more powerful than facts and policies.
     
    Adams offers nothing less than “access to the admin passwords to human beings.” This is a must-read if you care about persuading others in any field—or if you just want to resist persuasion from others.

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    Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential

    Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential Lowest new price: $11.99
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    Author: Peg Dawson
    Brand: Guilford Publications

    There’s nothing more frustrating than watching your bright, talented son or daughter struggle with everyday tasks like finishing homework, putting away toys, or following instructions at school. Your “smart but scattered” child might also have trouble coping with disappointment or managing anger. Drs. Peg Dawson and Richard Guare have great news: there’s a lot you can do to help.

    The latest research in child development shows that many kids who have the brain and heart to succeed lack or lag behind in crucial “executive skills”--the fundamental habits of mind required for getting organized, staying focused, and controlling impulses and emotions. Learn easy-to-follow steps to identify your child’s strengths and weaknesses, use activities and techniques proven to boost specific skills, and problem-solve daily routines. Small changes can add up to big improvements--this empowering book shows how.

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    • Guilford Publications

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    Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging

    Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging Lowest new price: $13.49
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    Author: Sebastian Junger
    Brand: Twelve

    Now a New York Times bestseller

    We have a strong instinct to belong to small groups defined by clear purpose and understanding--"tribes." This tribal connection has been largely lost in modern society, but regaining it may be the key to our psychological survival.

    Decades before the American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin lamented that English settlers were constantly fleeing over to the Indians-but Indians almost never did the same. Tribal society has been exerting an almost gravitational pull on Westerners for hundreds of years, and the reason lies deep in our evolutionary past as a communal species. The most recent example of that attraction is combat veterans who come home to find themselves missing the incredibly intimate bonds of platoon life. The loss of closeness that comes at the end of deployment may explain the high rates of post-traumatic stress disorder suffered by military veterans today.

    Combining history, psychology, and anthropology, TRIBE explores what we can learn from tribal societies about loyalty, belonging, and the eternal human quest for meaning. It explains the irony that-for many veterans as well as civilians-war feels better than peace, adversity can turn out to be a blessing, and disasters are sometimes remembered more fondly than weddings or tropical vacations. TRIBE explains why we are stronger when we come together, and how that can be achieved even in today's divided world.

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    The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook

    The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook Lowest new price: $17.24
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    Author: Edmund Bourne PhD
    Brand: New Harbinger Publications

    Now in its sixth edition and recommended by therapists worldwide, The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook has been the unparalleled, essential resource for people struggling with anxiety and phobias for almost thirty years.

    Living with anxiety, panic disorders, or phobias can make you feel like you aren’t in control of your life. If you’re ready to tackle the fears that hold you back, this book is your go-to guide. Packed with the most effective skills for assessing and treating anxiety, this evidence-based workbook contains the latest clinical research. You’ll develop a full arsenal of skills for quieting fears and taking charge of your anxious thoughts, including:

    • Relaxation and breathing techniques
    • Ending negative self-talk and mistaken beliefs
    • Imagery and real-life desensitization
    • Lifestyle, nutrition, and exercise changes

    Written by a leading expert in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and a classic in its field, this fully revised edition offers powerful, step-by-step treatment strategies for panic disorders, agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), worry, and fear. You will also find updated information compatible with the DSM-V, as well as current information on medications and treatment, nutrition, mindfulness training, exposure therapy, and the latest research in neurobiology.

    Whether you suffer from anxiety and phobias yourself, or are a professional working with this population, this book will provide the latest treatment solutions for overcoming the fears that stand in the way of living a full, happy life. This workbook can be used on its own or as a supplement to therapy.


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    The Empath's Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People

    The Empath's Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People Lowest new price: $13.85
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    Author: Judith Orloff
    Brand: SOUNDS TRUE

    What is the difference between having empathy and being an empath? “Having empathy means our heart goes out to another person in joy or pain,” says Dr. Judith Orloff. “But for empaths it goes much further. We actually feel others’ emotions, energy, and physical symptoms in our own bodies, without the usual defenses that most people have.” The Empath’s Survival Guide is an invaluable resource for empaths and anyone who wants to nurture their empathy and develop coping skills in our high-stimulus world—while fully embracing their gifts of intuition, compassion, creativity, and spiritual connection.
     
    This practical, empowering, and loving book was created to support empaths through their unique challenges and help loved ones better understand the empath’s needs and gifts. Dr. Orloff offers crucial practices, including:
     
    • Exercises to help you identify your empath type and where you are on the empathy spectrum
    • Tools for protecting yourself from sensory overload, exhaustion, addictions, and compassion fatigue while replenishing your vital energy
    • Simple, effective strategies to stop absorbing stress and physical symptoms from others and protect yourself from narcissists and other energy vampires
    • How to find the right work that feeds you
    • How to navigate intimate relationships without feeling overwhelmed
    • Guidance for parenting and raising empathic children
    • Awakening the empath’s gift of intuition and deepening your spiritual connection to all living beings
     
    For any sensitive person who’s been told to “grow a thick skin,” here is a lifelong guide for staying fully open while building resilience, exploring your gifts of depth and compassion, and feeling welcome and valued by a world that desperately needs what you have to offer.

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