We all worry about things from time to time, but some of us just can't seem to stop expecting the worst—even when our expectations are very unlikely to occur. This condition, chronic worry, is disruptive all by itself, and it can lead to other, more serious anxiety problems. This little book—the fifth in New Harbinger's Ten Simple Solution series—offers a handful of easy and effective techniques for getting rid of worry once and for all. Drawing on powerful psychotherapeutic techniques, 10 Simple Solutions to Worry is a succinct resource of cognitive-behavioral techniques for controlling worry and reducing stress. Exercises include self-assessments, motivation builders, relaxation training, and cognitive restructuring. After identifying and changing the negative thoughts that result in worry, you'll learn to replace worry behaviors with other, more positive and constructive activities.
On the verge of maturity--where parents are distant or absent, friendships are often more accidental than deliberate, and restless angst is common--Anthony Varallo's adolescent protagonists dissect the world, and their place in it, with keen perception. This Day in History deftly collects their moments of discovery. There's a feeling I get whenever I enter an unfamiliar house, as if a secret inventory has been handed to me, and I am made to understand that the sofa cushions are stained underneath, the coffee table nursing one gimp leg, the books along the bookcase stolen from summer rental, and the dining room table used only for Christmas and taxes, the narrator confesses in the first of Varallo's twelve stories. As these children stand on the brink of adulthood, unsure how to move forward, striving to make sense of the world around them, they often discover that the distance between themselves and others is no nearly so great as first imagined. Funny, sad, and hopeful, Varallo's stories make a gentle argument for connection and community and, in doing so, seek to extend our sympathy toward the world."
You’re no idiot, of course. You know that the joy of fishing comes with skill, patience, and the right equipment. You can get yourself to the water and relax, but when it comes to baiting your hook and casting your cares away, you feel like a minnow swimming with the sharks! This guide will help you feel like a pro with simple tips and basic instruction.
Yoga can tone your mind the same way it tones your body, enhancing flexibility and building vitality and strength. But only those who discover the spiritual meaning beyond the poses truly benefit from all yoga has to offer. If you are ready to take your yoga practice to new depths by combining your physical practice of yoga with your deepest consciousness, this book will be your guide.Written by renowned yoga teacher Wade Imre Morissette, Transformative Yoga reveals the key transformative process embedded within the yoga tradition. This book offers a complete set of beginner, intermediate, and advanced yoga posture sequences with photographs, and includes yoga meditations for boosting energy, releasing stress, and accessing your inner bliss. These daily rituals stretch your mind and body to increase your capacity for joy and open you to new opportunities for creating productive changes in your life.
Gossip was rife in the capital about the poetess of Qazvin. Some claimed she had been arrested for masterminding the murder of the grand Mullah, her uncle. Others echoed her words, and passed her poems from hand to hand. Everyone spoke of her beauty, and her dazzling intelligence. But most alarming to the Shah and the court was how the poetess could read. As her warnings and predictions became prophecies fulfilled, about the assassination of the Shah, the hanging of the Mayor, and the murder of the Grand Vazir, many wondered whether she was not only reading history but writing it as well. Was she herself guilty of the crimes she was foretelling? Set in the world of the Qajar monarchs, mayors, ministers, and mullahs, this book explores the dangerous and at the same time luminous legacy left by a remarkable person. Bahiyyih Nakhjavani offers a gripping tale that is at once a compelling history of a pioneering woman, a story of nineteenth century Iran told from the street level up, and a work that is universally relevant to our times.
Named for the great Octavia Butler, giant of science fiction and a rare woman of colour in her field, this engaging and enlightening collection is the first book to explore the connections between radical science fiction and movements for social change.