More than 4,000 years ago, the early masters of yoga made an astonishing discovery: Before we can find true happiness, we must first learn how to be open to the energy of our emotions. In Yoga for Emotional Flow, Stephen Cope, psychotherapist and senior scholar-in-residence at Kripalu, the largest yoga center in America, presents a life-changing strategy for riding the wave in even the most challenging emotional situation. Cope details the psychology behind the difficult circumstances we create for ourselves through improper handling of our feelings and shares the prescription for effectively relating to anger, fear, grief, joy, and others from a yogic point of view. Through breathing and visualization techniques used successfully by thousands of his students, Cope offers listeners practical tips for day-to-day emotional balance; lessons in awakening the witness consciousness, which is a nonjudgmental vantage point for welcoming emotions; steps for clearing the field at the end of each day; and more. For the yogi, there are no bad feelings, only unskillful responses to our ever-changing emotional states. Yoga for Emotional Flow is an essential program for working with these powerful forces and a template for a new way of being. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Cope. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/true/000898/sp_true_000898_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Not just a self improvement book - a journey toward self mastery & emotional intelligenceA good self help book includes inspiration, motivation, solid advice, personal knowledge, solid scientific facts, and the knowledge that to change lives you need an audiobook that lives long after listening to it is done, by providing the help needed to continue to make positive changes. That’s exactly what you will find in the book, The Mind is The Map by Christina Reeves and Dimitrios Spanos. This audiobook provides experiential wisdom to some very big questions. ´´Why do I do what I do and why do I keep doing that? How often do I react to people and situations based on old habits of perceiving, thinking, feeling, and behaving? Are we here to live passive lives, using the old programmed templates of our ancestors, or can we really create our own lives?´´Many of us are unaware of the hidden mechanism within us that creates depression, anxiety, unhappiness, difficulty changing habits, low self-esteem, relationship problems, frustration, anger and disappointment, even though it’s happening all the time, in all of us. We need to understand the law of attraction as it relates to our life force energy to create positive thinking that supports personal growth and development. To live freely, we need to live our lives with emotional intelligence, untangling our self from who we think we are. So much of living a full and happy life is about knowing ourselves. In an enjoyable dialog format, the authors guide us to higher levels of understanding who we are. At the end of each chapter is a self-help section with tips and tools for self-discovery, self-reflection, journaling and meditation that enable readers to understand the workings of their mind. The questions help identify our patterns and provide a pathway to resolve depression, anxiety, stress and unproductive habits while simultaneous 1. Language: English. Narrator: Larry D Peterson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/137699/bk_acx0_137699_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You have likely heard stories from friends, family members, and colleagues who quit a job because of a toxic person - an individual who belittles, shames, humiliates, or bullies. You may not have realized that these individuals not only take their tolls on our emotional psyches, but also the financial outcomes of their organizations. Through this book´s many case examples, as well as evidence-based practices and templates, each chapter singles out one main issue and how to resolve it with respect and clarity. Dr. Kusy presents concrete practices that will restore civility and respect into your organization. Some of these practices include:Calculating the real financial cost of toxic people in your organizationProviding direct and respectful feedback to a toxic peer, direct report, and even your bossReplacing traditional exit interviews with a method for dealing with toxic chameleons who ´´knock down and kiss up´´Hiring, engaging talent, and even firing people based on a new approach to values-based performance managementYou will emerge with a newfound understanding that restores personal well-being and increased financial performance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen R. Thorne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/003210/bk_gdan_003210_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Poignant, keenly observed, and irresistibly funny: a memoir about literary New York in the late ´90s, a pre-digital world on the cusp of vanishing, where a young woman finds herself entangled with one of the last great figures of the century. At 23, after leaving graduate school to pursue her dreams of becoming a poet, Joanna Rakoff moves to New York City and takes a job as assistant to the storied literary agent for J. D. Salinger. She spends her days in a plush, wood-paneled office, where Dictaphones and typewriters still reign and old-time agents doze at their desks after martini lunches. At night she goes home to the tiny, threadbare Williamsburg apartment she shares with her socialist boyfriend. Precariously balanced between glamour and poverty, surrounded by titanic personalities, and struggling to trust her own artistic instinct, Rakoff is tasked with answering Salinger’s voluminous fan mail. But as she reads the candid, heart-wrenching letters from his fans around the world, she finds herself unable to type out the agency’s decades-old form response. Instead, drawn inexorably into the emotional world of Salinger’s devotees, she abandons the template and begins writing back. Over the course of the year, she finds her own voice by acting as Salinger’s, on her own dangerous and liberating terms. Rakoff paints a vibrant portrait of a bright, hungry young woman navigating a heady and longed-for world, trying to square romantic aspirations with burgeoning self-awareness, the idea of a life with life itself. Charming and deeply moving, filled with electrifying glimpses of an American literary icon, My Salinger Year is the coming-of-age story of a talented writer. Above all, it is a testament to the universal power of books to shape our lives and awaken our true selves. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joanna Rakoff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/020338/bk_adbl_020338_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This Lean In for introverts empowers women who may not be the loudest and most assertive people in the room to lead on their own terms.Our culture tells us that in order to succeed at work and in life, we need to be vocal, assertive leaders; but a strong team requires multiple perspectives and personality types - even, or especially, the ones that often go under the radar. In this deeply relatable book, Rebecca Holman shares research and her own hard-won experiences to empower other introvert women to harness their strengths, rather than conform to a one-size-fits-all template of success.Quiet Girls Can Run the World tells introverts how to lead in ways that come naturally - by nurturing the talents of others, taking the time to reflect before making a decision, exercising emotional intelligence, and leaving egos at the door. In highlighting the power of ´´quiet´´ qualities, Holman also encourages us to push outside our comfort zones, so we can stand our ground in expressing our views, work well with those who have different personalities, and bring our A game to each public speaking opportunity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marisa Calin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/004162/bk_peng_004162_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In his 16 quartets for two violins, viola, and cello, Beethoven created a Mount Everest for string players and some of the most sublime, unforgettable music ever written. In this musically rich 24-lecture series, Professor Greenberg guides you in a deep encounter with these majestic works of art, offering you the rare opportunity to grasp the musical riches and spiritual greatness of the quartets in a clear and accessible way. You´ll uncover the musical underpinnings of the luminous beauty, emotional depth, and dramatic scope that make these quartets legendary; examine the inner workings of one of history´s most innovative minds; learn the ´´ritual template´´ of the Classical string quartet; and probe the seminal innovations of Haydn and Mozart within the template, as they set the stage for the explosive arrival of Beethoven. The heart of this series is a movement-by-movement exploration of the individual Beethoven quartets, revealing the arc of the composer´s fierce independence and imagination as he brings to the string quartet an expressive, formal, and narrative range undreamed of by earlier musicians. You´ll delve deeply into the musical innovations that underlie Beethoven´s creativity in these works, including ´´motivic´´ development, originality, and contextual use of form. Each of these lectures is a rare and life-enriching opportunity to know the scope of Beethoven´s genius, his most unforgettable music, and the profound humanity and beauty that live through them. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Greenberg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000278/bk_tcco_000278_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Military and Mindful , Benefsheh Verell combines her knowledge of mindfulness practices with over twenty years in the Army as a Military Police and Information Operations officer to educate service members and their families about the mental, emotional, and physical benefits of yoga and meditation. Being a mom in the military is very difficult because there is always the underlying uncertainty of what the military will bring next. A mom in the military worries about deploying and how her kids will manage once she does. The feeling of guilt emerges for making career choices that take a mother away from her family. In Military and Mindful , mothers in the military learn how to balance their military career and motherhood without the feelings of guilt or stress. Unlike any other resource currently available for active-duty moms, Military and Mindful offers a template to unleashing one´s internal power. In addition to promoting a focused and positive mindset, Benefsheh Verell reveals how harnessing one´s internal power is essential to living a First-Class life.
The one primer you need to develop your managerial and leadership skills. Whether you´re a new manager or looking to have more influence in your current management role, the challenges you face come in all shapes and sizes: a direct report´s anxious questions, your boss´s last-minute assignment of an important presentation, or a blank business case staring you in the face. To reach your full potential in these situations, you need to master a new set of business and personal skills. Packed with step-by-step advice and wisdom from Harvard Business Review´s management archive, the HBR Manager´s Handbook provides best practices on topics from understanding key financial statements and the fundamentals of strategy to emotional intelligence and building your employees´ trust. The book´s brief sections allow you to home in quickly on the solutions you need right away - or take a deeper dive if you need more context. Keep this comprehensive guide with you throughout your career and be a more impactful leader in your organization. In this book you´ll find: Step-by-step guidance through common managerial tasks Short sections and chapters that you can turn to quickly as a need arises Self-assessments throughout Exercises and templates to help you practice and apply the concepts in the book Concise explanations of the latest research and thinking on important management skills from Harvard Business Review experts such as Dan Goleman, Clayton Christensen, John Kotter, and Michael Porter Real-life stories from working managers Recaps and action items at the end of each chapter that allow you to reinforce or review the ideas quickly The skills covered in the book include: Transitioning into a leadership role Building trust and credibility Developing emotional intelligenc 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Jason Martin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/030078/bk_adbl_030078_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The one primer you need to develop your managerial and leadership skills. Whether you´re a new manager or looking to have more influence in your current management role, the challenges you face come in all shapes and sizesa direct report´s anxious questions, your boss´s last-minute assignment of an important presentation, or a blank business case staring you in the face. To reach your full potential in these situations, you need to master a new set of business and personal skills. Packed with step-by-step advice and wisdom from Harvard Business Review ´s management archive, the HBR Manager´s Handbook provides best practices on topics from understanding key financial statements and the fundamentals of strategy to emotional intelligence and building your employees´ trust. The book´s brief sections allow you to home in quickly on the solutions you need right awayor take a deeper dive if you need more context. Keep this comprehensive guide with you throughout your career and be a more impactful leader in your organization. In the HBR Manager´s Handbook you´ll find: - Step-by-step guidance through common managerial tasks - Short sections and chapters that you can turn to quickly as a need arises - Self-assessments throughout - Exercises and templates to help you practice and apply the concepts in the book - Concise explanations of the latest research and thinking on important management skills from Harvard Business Review experts such as Dan Goleman, Clayton Christensen, John Kotter, and Michael Porter - Real-life stories from working managers - Recaps and action items at the end of each chapter that allow you to reinforce or review the ideas quickly The skills covered in the book include: - Transitioning into a leadership role - Building trust and credibility - Developing emotional intelligence - Becoming a person of influence - Developing yourself as a leader - Giving effective feedback - Leading teams - Fostering creativity - Mastering the basics of strategy - Learning to use financial tools - Developing a business case