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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Cristin Frank
Publisher: Betterway Home (2013, Mar 15th).
Upcycle Your LifeGet ready to trade in headaches and hassles for life skills, exchange clutter for money, transform eyesores into beautiful focal points in your home, and say goodbye to over-consumption and hello to genuine experiences.Cristin Frank, the original Reduction Rebel, shows you the freedom and fulfillment you can have when you simplify your life. You'll learn how to use your talents, time, and space to combat stress, become more efficient, relieve money woes, open up opportunities, and provide unbelievable self-fulfillment.Inside you'll find:Simple techniques that eliminate clutter and keep it from returningA personalized plan to help you reclaim your timePractical (and profitable) ways to sell unused items in your homeTips to eliminate debt and curb consumptionStep-by-step upcycling projects that transform old, unwanted furniture into beautiful, customized organizing systemsDozens of exercises that help you identify and honor your talents, values, and goals As Cristin says, "success is getting what we want. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: David Richo
Publisher: Shambhala (2013, Apr 9th).
How to let love into our lives, and how to express that love to the world at large--the latest from a best-selling author.We were made to love and be loved. Loving ourselves and others is in our genetic code. It’s nothing other than the purpose of our lives—but knowing that doesn’t make it easy to do. We may find it a challenge to love ourselves. We may have a hard time letting love in from others. We’re often afraid of getting hurt. It is also sometimes scary for us to share love with those around us—and love that isn't shared leaves us feeling flat and unfulfilled. David Richo provides the tools here for learning how to love in evolved adult ways—beginning with getting past the barriers that keep us from loving ourselves, then showing how we can learn to open to love others. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Patricia Occhiuzzo Giggans
Publisher: Hazelden (2013, Oct 29th).
Send your teenager out into the dating world equipped with the knowledge, strength, and communication skills to walk away from abusive relationshipsand to develop healthy ones. As our kids grow older and they start asserting their independence, we worry about their safety and well being. And when it comes to dating and intimacy, it is hard to know how to protect them when a would-be gentle relationship turns violent, be it verbally or physically. The fact is that as many as one in four high school and college-aged youth are affected by an abusive relationship. So, how do we as parents protect our kids from becoming another statistic? And how do we give them the self-assurance to leave a dangerous situation?In this informative guide for parents, Barry Levy and Patricia Occhiuzzo Giggans, both experts in relationship violence, draw on their professional experience to provide guidance for getting through the relationship challenges kids, both gay and straight, face today. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Jesse Bering
Publisher: Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2013, Oct 8th).
“As a sex writer, Jesse Bering is fearless—and peerless.” —Dan Savage“You are a sexual deviant. A pervert, through and through.” We may not want to admit it, but as the award-winning columnist and psychologist Jesse Bering reveals in Perv, there is a spectrum of perversion along which we all sit. Whether it’s voyeurism, exhibitionism, or your run-of-the-mill foot fetish, we all possess a suite of sexual tastes as unique as our fingerprints—and as secret as the rest of the skeletons we’ve hidden in our closets.Combining cutting-edge studies and critiques of landmark research and conclusions drawn by Sigmund Freud, Alfred Kinsey, and the DSM-5, Bering pulls the curtain back on paraphilias, arguing that sexual deviance is commonplace. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Katrina Alcorn
Publisher: Seal Press (2013, Aug 28th).
Katrina Alcorn was a 37-year-old mother with a happy marriage and a thriving career when one day, on the way to Target to buy diapers, she had a breakdown. Her carefully built career shuddered to a halt, and her journey through depression, anxiety, and insomniafollowed by medication, meditation, and therapybegan.Alcorn wondered how a woman like herself, with a loving husband, a supportive boss, three healthy kids, and a good income, was unable to manage the demands of having a career and a family. Over time, she realized that she wasn’t alone. As she questioned other working moms, she realized that many women were struggling to do it all, crashing, and feeling as if they were somehow failing as a result.Mothers are the breadwinners in two-thirds of American families, yet the American workplace is uniquely hostile to the needs of parents. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability