In the book “Harmony in Marriage”, Gnani Purush (embodiment of Self knowledge) Dada Bhagwan provides spiritual relationship tips related to maintaining a harmonious marriage.
He offers marriage advice in answer to such questions as: “How to resolve conflict in my marriage?”, “How to adjust to my marriage partner?”, and even, “How to save a marriage?”
Dadashri also provides marriage guidance in the form of spiritual conflict resolution skills and conflict resolution strategies. His teachings on resolving conflict in family relationships is offered in the context of common and everyday marriage challenges.
In the myriad of spiritual books available today, this book will prove an invaluable resource.
This book is the culmination of his life's work: the seven principles that guide couples on the path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. Straightforward in their approach, yet profound in their effect, these principles teach partners new and startling strategies for making their marriage work. Gottman helps couples focus on each other, on paying attention to the small day-to-day moments that, strung together, make up the heart and soul of any relationship. Being thoughtful about ordinary matters provides spouses with a solid foundation for resolving conflict when it does occur and finding strategies for living with those issues that cannot be resolved.
Packed with questionnaires and exercises whose effectiveness has been proven in Dr. Gottman's workshops, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential.
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the result of Dr. John Gottman's many years of closely observing thousands of marriages. This kind of longitudinal research has never been done before. Based on his findings, he has culled seven principles essential to the success of any marriage.
Maintain a love map.
Foster fondness and admiration.
Turn toward instead of away.
Solve solvable conflicts.
Cope with conflicts you can't resolve.
Create shared meaning.
Dr. Gottman's unique questionnaires and exercises will guide couples on the road to revitalizing their marriage, or making a strong one even better.
In the book “Life Without Conflict”, Gnani Purush (embodiment of Self knowledge) Dada Bhagwan offers ultimate conflict resolution skills in the form of spiritual conflict resolution strategies. His spiritual teaching on how to resolve conflict - or to avoid it altogether - is offered in the context of common and everyday relationship challenges.Whether seeking relationship tips, marriage advice, or simply to learn how to stay healthy and to cultivate happy homes, this book will prove an invaluable resource.
When dealing with anger, we may wonder, “Am I right?” or “How can I make myself understood?” Some of our relationships can be said to be the very definition of conflict! Lacking conflict resolution skills, and out of a sense of powerlessness in our circumstances, we become angry.In the book “Anger”, Gnani Purush (embodiment of Self knowledge) Dada Bhagwan offers the ultimate anger management techniques in the form of spiritual conflict resolution strategies. He gives numerous solutions for dealing both with our own anger, and the anger of others. In addition, Dadashri offers spiritual advice on how to handle difficult people, anger management tips, and relationship tips.
In the book “Avoid Clashes”, Gnani Purush (embodiment of Self knowledge) Dada Bhagwan offers ultimate conflict resolution skills in the form of spiritual conflict resolution strategies. His spiritual teaching on how to resolve conflict - or to avoid it altogether - is offered in the context of common and everyday relationship challenges.
Whether seeking relationship tips, marriage advice, or to learn how to deal with negative people and difficult people, this book will prove an invaluable resource.
From cradling his newborn to walking her down the aisle, a father must relish his paramount responsibility—guiding the course of his daughter’s life. Meeker reveals
• how a man can become a "strong father"
• how a father's guidance influences every part of a woman's life, from her self-respect to her perspective on drugs, alcohol, and sex
• how to lay down ground rules that are respected without creating distance in your relationship with your daughter
• why you need to be your daughter's hero
• the mistakes most fathers make and their serious consequences
• how to help daughters make their own good decisions and avoid disastrous mistakes
• how a father's faith will influence his daughter's spiritual development
• how to get through to you daughter, even during her toughest don't-talk-to-me years
• true stories of daughters who were on the wrong path—and how their fathers helped to bring them back
Learn how to grow, strengthen, or rebuild your relationship with your daughter to better both your life and hers in the bestselling Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know.
In the book “Fault is of the Sufferer”, Gnani Purush (embodiment of Self knowledge) Dada Bhagwan provides spiritual solutions to common and everyday forms of suffering such as dealing with difficult people, facing unhealthy relationships, challenges in family relationships, and marriage problems.
Among the myriad of spiritual books available, Dadashri offers a unique resource - addressing the age-old question: “So, am I wrong, or am I faultless?” He provides profound insight into the law of karma – explaining who is “The Doer”, who is at fault, and what is the cause in every instance of suffering.
Whether seeking relationship tips, marriage advice, or simply to learn how to stay healthy, this book will prove an invaluable resource.
To learn how to serve God one might emulate spiritual people, study with spiritual teachers, or look to different types of religion and different types of yoga.
But finding spiritual guidance on the topic of Seva is not always easy.
One might be left wondering, “Is service to humanity a higher means to make a donation – or should I simply donate to charity? What are the best charities to donate to, or to serve?”
Or one might ask, “How does Seva support my spiritual development? Is there spiritual power and spiritual transformation to be gained through it?”
In the book “Right Understanding To Help Others: Benevolence”, Gnani Purush (embodiment of Self knowledge) Dada Bhagwan offers precise understanding about people helping others and the many benefits Seva has upon one’s spiritual growth.
Dadashri explains that happiness begins from the moment one begins serving others and that, in offering Seva, one’s life will never lack for material comfort and happiness.
Among the myriad of spiritual books available today, “Right Understanding To Help Others: Benevolence” is a unique and invaluable resource.
Life can be hard: your lover cheats on you; you lose a family member; you can’t pay the bills—and it can be great: you’ve had the hottest sex of your life; you get that plum job; you muster the courage to write your novel. Sugar—the once-anonymous online columnist at The Rumpus, now revealed as Cheryl Strayed, author of the bestselling memoir Wild—is the person thousands turn to for advice.
Some proclaim, “Do not worry!”, or “Stop worrying and start living”; others offer natural cures for anxiety, or teach how to get rid of negative thoughts. But the internal struggle continues…
In the book “Worries”, Gnani Purush (embodiment of Self knowledge) Dada Bhagwan offers unique spiritual insight into how to cope with anxiety, and how to live a spiritual life of no worries.
He provides spiritual awareness of “Who am I?” and who is the doer in life, from which one can attain an internal state of no worry, and begin to live in peace.
For those facing problems in everyday life, and wondering how to get inner peace, this book will prove an invaluable resource.
But beginning to cultivate spiritual awareness is not always as simple as it seems – especially in family relationships, in unhealthy relationships, or while dealing with difficult people. Daily interactions such as these may feel like the very definition of conflict!
In the book “Science Of Speech”, Gnani Purush (embodiment of Self knowledge) Dada Bhagwan offers key understanding about non violent communication, along with conflict resolution skills and conflict management strategies. His spiritual teaching on how to resolve conflict - or to avoid it altogether - is offered in the context of common and everyday relationship challenges.
Among the myriad of spiritual books available today, “Science Of Speech” is a unique resource. Whether wondering how to become more spiritual, or simply how to deal with negative people and difficult people, this book will prove invaluable.
While investigating, if one encounters the principle of karma, one may still be left asking, “What does karma mean, and how exactly does it work?”
In the book “The Science of Karma”, Gnani Purush (embodiment of Self knowledge) Dada Bhagwan explains the meaning of karma according to spiritual science.
Dadashri offers in-depth answers to questions such as: “What is the law of karma, and how can I master it?”, “What is destiny, and does destiny relate to karma?”, “Is it your destiny to forever face karmic lessons?”, “Can spiritual enlightenment liberate one from karma?”
Dadashri offers a precise karma definition, and then continues on to explain that the knowledge of Self is the beginning of true spiritual development. From spiritual awakening, and from understanding the law of karma, one learns how to get inner peace within the problems in everyday life.
For those wondering how to live in peace in the midst of life’s challenges, this book is an invaluable resource.
This book by the creators of TattooTribes.com takes the readers by the hand through the meaningful beauty of Polynesian tattoos, in a clear and easy to read way that helps understanding many traditional symbols and how they can be used to create a custom personal piece.
The book is beautifully crafted for easier consultation and a more enjoyable experience and it features: List of symbols and their meanings. Quick reference to find the right symbols for the desired meanings. Positioning the elements. Step by step creation process. Live examples and case studies. How to deal with namesA lot more
In the book “Self Realization”, Gnani Purush (embodiment of Self knowledge) Dada Bhagwan reveals the science of Self realization, describing that attaining knowledge of Self is ultimate life purpose, and is the beginning of lasting, permanent happiness.
Dadashri explains that all beings continuously seek happiness – but can only be satisfied by spiritual happiness beyond the fleeting temporary pleasures of life.
Becoming Self realized is a spiritual awakening which allows such happiness to begin to be experienced – because true happiness, or bliss, lies within the Self itself.
Having gained Self knowledge, spiritual development and spiritual awareness begin - initiating a spiritual transformation which can result in ultimate liberation, or moksha.
Whether interested to discover ultimate life purpose, wanting to learn the true meaning of spirituality, or on a spiritual quest to attain spiritual enlightenment, “Self Realization” is a unique resource among the many spiritual books available today.
Or we witness others suffering injustice, and are left wondering, “Why do bad things happen to good people?”
Added to the many problems in everyday life, these situations can feel like the very definition of suffering. We may conclude that there is no God, question how to get inner peace - or even how to live through such trying circumstances.
In the book “Whatever Has Happened Is Justice”, Gnani Purush (embodiment of Self knowledge) Dada Bhagwan offers spiritual guidance on how to resolve conflict of injustice inherent in life.
Among the myriad of spiritual books available, Dadashri offers a unique resource – he provides profound insight into the law of karma, explaining who is “The Doer”, who is at fault, and what is the cause behind every instance of suffering.
To attain an inner state of no worry, to begin to live in peace, or even to learn how to stay healthy amidst life challenges, this book will prove an invaluable resource.
Dadashri offers in-depth answers to questions such as: “Who am I?”, “What is our purpose in life?”, “What is the nature of the journey of souls?”, “Why do bad things happen to good people?”, “What does karma mean?”, “How was the world created?”, “Who is the ‘Doer’ (ego definition)?”
Dadashri also provides spiritual expositions on the topics of: “What is religion?”, “How to find God?”, “What is the difference in religion vs. spirituality?”, “How do you define spirituality?”, “How can I attain knowledge of Self?”, “How can I experience my own pure Soul?”, and “What is liberation?”Ultimately, Dadashri describes how the knowledge of Self is the final goal of all seeking. Without Self knowledge, one cannot attain ultimate liberation, or moksha.
Other questions may also arise, such as:
To cultivate unconditional love, is forgiveness required? If so, how can I learn to practice forgiveness prayer?
Does unconditional positive regard evolve into unconditional love?
In the context of unconditional love, what is marriage? Can a husband and wife relationship transform into living for love, and ultimately become an example of love supreme?
In the book “Pure Love”, Gnani Purush (embodiment of Self knowledge) Dada Bhagwan offers a profound explanation of unconditional love meaning, and describes how Pure Love grows naturally with spiritual development.
Dadashri explains that the knowledge of Self the beginning of spiritual awakening, and that the blossoming of Pure Love is one of the signs of spiritual awakening.
Among the many spiritual books available today, this resource on the topic of Pure Love will prove invaluable.
By enlightened definition, the foundation of a spiritual life is a faultless worldview; and to achieve such flawless vision, a spiritual awakening or Self realization is required.
In the book “The Flawless Vision”, Gnani Purush (embodiment of Self knowledge) Dada Bhagwan states:
“When a person does not have Self-realization (spiritual enlightenment), he always sees faults in others and can never see his own mistake.”
Then, Dadashri explains how to attain the Self – describing that the knowledge of Self the beginning of true spirituality. An automatic outcome and one of the most prominent signs of spiritual awakening, is a flawless or faultless vision of others and the world.
Among the many spiritual books available from spiritual teachers today, “The Flawless Vision” is a unique and invaluable resource.
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Maci Bookout was just a normal, slightly overachieving high school girl in Chattanooga, Tennessee. But then she got pregnant, and everything turned upside down. Even as she rose to fame on MTV's hit series Teen Mom, Maci was struggling to balance life as a single teen mom with her own hopes and dreams...all while honoring her own sense of independence.
This is the true story of how she took charge of the unexpected to build a life for herself and her son Bentley, and managed not to go crazy in the process. Because sometimes growing up is an act of will...and Maci's will is bulletproof.
At the heart of world religion, and among the most powerful mantras in the history of religion, is the Navkar mantra, or Trimantra.
In the book “Trimantra”, Gnani Purush (embodiment of Self knowledge) Dada Bhagwan explains the Trimantra, its mantra meaning, and the extraordinary benefits of its recitation.
Whether wishing to live with no worry while facing problems in everyday life, wondering how to get inner peace, or on a spiritual quest seeking spiritual enlightenment (self realization), utilizing Trimantra provides that – and more.
Among the many spiritual books available today, Dadashri’s spiritual guidance about the value of Trimantra, and how to best access its spiritual power, is invaluable.
Naturally one begins to wonder, “Is it too late to apologize?”, “How to forgive and forget in unhealthy relationships?” and, “How to forgive yourself - both for mistakes of the past and for ongoing mistakes in the present?”
One of the most powerful tools for spiritual healing of both past and present is repentance with sincere apology. Yet, among the many spiritual books available today, it is rare to find a scripture on forgiveness.
In the book “Pratikraman”, Gnani Purush (embodiment of Self knowledge) Dada Bhagwan describes the spiritual power of forgiveness prayer, and offers a precise formula for asking for forgiveness.
This extended version of Dadashri’s book “Pratikraman: Freedom Through Apology & Repentance” allows anyone seeking to practice spiritual forgiveness prayer to gain a profound understanding about how to repent, how to forgive someone, and how to begin forgiving yourself. This book is an invaluable resource for spirituality and health.
You can take the job you have—and improve it!
You can take any situation—and make it work for you!
Dale Carnegie’s rock-solid, time-tested advice has carried countless people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. One of the most groundbreaking and timeless bestsellers of all time, How to Win Friends & Influence People will teach you:
-Six ways to make people like you
-Twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking
-Nine ways to change people without arousing resentment
And much more! Achieve your maximum potential—a must-read for the twenty-first century with more than 15 million copies sold!
Naturally one begins to wonder, “Is it too late to apologize?”, “How to forgive and forget in unhealthy relationships?” and, “How to forgive yourself - both for mistakes of the past and for ongoing mistakes in the present?”
One of the most powerful tools for spiritual healing of both past and present is repentance with sincere apology. Yet, among the many spiritual books available today, it is rare to find a concise scripture on forgiveness.
In the book “Pratikraman: Freedom Through Apology & Repentance”, Gnani Purush (embodiment of Self knowledge) Dada Bhagwan describes the spiritual power of forgiveness prayer, and offers a precise formula for asking for forgiveness.
This abridged version of Dadashri’s book “Pratikraman” allows anyone seeking to practice spiritual forgiveness prayer to easily understand how to repent, how to forgive someone, and how to begin forgiving yourself. This book is an invaluable resource for spirituality and health.
In the book “Adjust Everywhere”, Gnani Purush (embodiment of Self knowledge) Dada Bhagwan offers the ultimate conflict resolution skills in the form of spiritual conflict resolution strategies. His key phrase “Adjust Everywhere” is explained in the context of many common and everyday relationship challenges.
Whether seeking relationship tips, marriage advice, or simply to learn how to stay healthy, this book will prove an invaluable resource.
It doesn't matter if you've already broken up and things seem like a lost cause. When it hurts as bad as I'm guessing it's hurting you right now, know that the pain you're feeling is your heart telling you that what you had was special and you don't want to lose it. But guess what:if you give up now or make all the wrong choices while trying to save it, you will lose your ex forever.
This book has been written to help make sure that doesn't happen to you.
In the book “Who am I?”Gnani Purush (embodiment of Self knowledge) Dada Bhagwan describes that one’s ultimate life purpose is to find an answer to the age-old unanswered question of spiritual seekers: Who am I, and who is the ‘doer’ of all that happens in life?
Dadashri also resolves questions such as: “What is the nature of the journey of souls?”, “How was the world created?”, “How to find God?”, “How can I experience my own pure Soul?”, and “What is liberation?”
Ultimately, Dadashri describes that attaining knowledge of Self is the primary purpose of life, and the beginning of true spirituality. Having gained Self knowledge, spiritual development begins, after which one may attain ultimate liberation, or moksha.
Among the many spiritual books available today, Dadashri’s “Who am I?” is an exceptional resource.
Dadashri offers in-depth answers to questions such as: “What is death?”, “What are the stages of dying and the signs of death?”, “What happens when you die?”, “Is there life after death, and can you provide proof of life after death?”, “Please explain reincarnation and describe the journey of souls?”
He also provides solutions to common concerns like: “How to stop anxiety about dying - how can I face my fear of death?”, “How to deal with stress, and manage grief and loss after losing a loved-one?”, “I’m facing death, please tell me how to become more spiritual?”
In this invaluable resource, Dadashri places death in a larger spiritual context by describing how to attain the Self; he explains that the knowledge of Self is the spirituality that liberates one from all suffering related to death and dying.
In the book “The Science of Money”, Gnani Purush (embodiment of Self knowledge) Dada Bhagwan explains the spiritual science behind Money and it’s use. He describes that one’s ethical values create a spiritual balance sheet, influencing one’s financial balance sheet.
Dadashri offers in-depth answers to questions such as:
“How would a spiritual teacher define business ethics?
“In financial dealings, which moral ethics are to be followed?”
“Among the ways to get rich, is it true that the simplest means is by giving away money?”
“Why is it helpful to donate to charity, and what are the reasons to make an anonymous donation?”
“Of the many charities to donate to, what are the best charities to donate to?”
Among the myriad of spiritual books available today, it is rare to find spiritual guidance related to the use of money. For learning the hidden principles that govern one’s ultimate balance sheet (what one leaves behind or takes with him when he dies), this book will prove an invaluable resource.
What does it mean to be a man? Terry Crews, TV’s iconic “Old Spice Guy” and co-star of the hit Golden Globe Award–winning series Brooklyn Nine-Nine, has spent decades seeking the answer to that question. In Manhood, he shares what he’s learned, telling the amazing story of his rise to fame and offering straight-talking advice for men and the women who love them.
A self-described “super-driven superstar alpha male,” Terry Crews embodies the manly ideal for millions worldwide. But as he looks back on his difficult childhood and shares hard-learned lessons from the many humbling experiences he endured to get where he is today, he shows how his own conception of manhood is constantly evolving.
Crews offers up a lively, clear-eyed account of the ups and downs of his twenty-five-year marriage, revealing the relationship secrets that have kept it going—and the one dark secret that nearly tore it apart. Along the way, he shares his evolving appreciation for looking good, staying fit, and getting it done for the people you love.
Being a man is about more than keeping your core strong. It’s about keeping your core values stronger. With insightful observations on spirituality, work, and family, Terry Crews shows men how to face their inner demons, seek forgiveness from those they’ve wronged, and tear down the walls that prevent them from forging meaningful relationships with others.
From the NFL gridiron to the Hollywood backlot, Terry Crews has survived it all with his sense of humor—and his marriage—intact. In Manhood he shows men everywhere that real strength is not measured in muscle mass—unless that muscle is the heart.
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He clarifies common misunderstandings about celibacy, answering questions such as: “How do you define celibacy?”, “What are the spiritual reasons for abstinence from sex, and what are the benefits of abstinence?”, “Does spiritual power increase from brahmacharya, and how is celibacy related to spirituality and practice?”, “Must one take a vow of celibacy to practice brahmacharya?”
This book offers a clear road map to celibacy meaning and celibacy benefits, and is an invaluable resource for those wanting to learn how to become more spiritual through the practice of brahmacharya.
In previous eras, it was possible to achieve instant enlightenment simply from meeting a Tirthankara. At present, such sudden enlightenment is not possible here on earth.
In the current era, if one is seeking spiritual awakening, one can search for spiritual teachers, with hopes of understanding the meaning of spirituality and achieving spiritual transformation. But to attain Self realization one must meet a living Gnani Purush (embodiment of Self knowledge).
A living Gnani has the spiritual power both to give spiritual enlightenment, and to connect one with living Tirthankaras of the present, such as Simandhar Swami of Mahavideh Kshetra.
In the book “The Current Living Tirthankara Shree Simandhar Swami”, Gnani Purush Dada Bhagwan offers spiritual guidance about Self realization, and how best to cultivate a connection with Simandhar Swami for the sake of ultimate liberation, or moksha.
Whether on a spiritual quest to attain knowledge of Self, or simply to discover the highest level of spiritual people currently alive, this book is an invaluable resource. Among the many spiritual books available today, “The Current Living Tirthankara Shree Simandhar Swami” contains information that seekers will not find elsewhere.
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The sixth edition of the 1.8 million-copy bestseller 1-2-3 Magic by internationally acclaimed parenting expert Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D. compiles two decades of research and experience into an easy-to-use program designed for parents striving to connect more deeply with their children and help them develop into healthy, capable teenagers and adults. Dr. Phelan breaks down the complex task of parenting into three straightforward steps:
1. Helping your children learn how to control their emotions and refrain from negative behavior, including tantrums, whining, and sibling rivalry
2. Encouraging good behavior in your children and providing positive feedback
3. Strengthening your relationships with your children to reinforce the natural parent-child bond
You'll find tools to use in virtually every situation, as well as real-life stories from parents who have successfully navigated common parenting challenges such as reluctance to do chores, talking back, and refusing to go to bed or getting up in the middle of the night. For years, millions of parents from all over the world have used the award-winning 1-2-3 Magic program to help their children develop emotional intelligence, raise healthier, happier families, and put the fun back into parenting.
Along with other highly-respected parenting classics such as How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, Parenting with Love and Logic, The 5 Love Languages of Children, No Drama Discipline, and The Whole Brain Child, 1-2-3 Magic is an essential tool for parents hoping to connect more deeply with their children.
Dadashri offers in-depth answers to the urgent questions of: “What is the cause of life problems?”, “I experience so much internal struggle while facing problems – teach me how to get inner peace?”, “What is peace of mind, and how can I attain it?”, “I have so many problems in everyday life, my life feels like the very definition of injustice – help me understand how to live?!”Dadashri explains that, from understanding “Who am I?” and attaining knowledge of Self, a foundation of spirituality opens up within. From this spiritual awakening, a newfound ability to face life problems arises. One begins to experience inner equanimity and peace of mind – regardless of any problems in everyday life.
Some remain in seclusion, while others become spiritual teachers who support the spiritual transformation of humanity.
But to meet a Gnani Purush (embodiment of Self knowledge), and to access their spiritual power to achieve spiritual enlightenment, is extremely rare.
One such Gnani Purush of recent time is Dada Bhagwan. The book “Autobiography Of Gnani Purush A.M.Patel”, compiled from transcribed satsangs, describes his own process of instant enlightenment in his own words.
Before achieving sudden enlightenment, Dadashri had led a spiritual life of tremendous spiritual awareness. Nonetheless, his spiritual awakening and his ability to bestow Self realization upon others, is remarkable and fascinating.
In the context of his own spiritual biography, Dadashri reveals the science of Self realization, describing how one can attain knowledge of Self and, thereafter, ultimate liberation, or moksha.
Whether on a spiritual quest to discover what is spiritual enlightenment, or to learn about great spiritual people of recent history, this book is an invaluable resource. Among the many spiritual books available today, “Autobiography Of Gnani Purush A.M.Patel” is certain to inspire any spiritual seeker who reads it.
But understanding how to live in non violence is not as simple as it seems, and practicing no violence in daily life can quickly become bewildering. To someone just beginning to cultivate non-violence, daily interactions might even begin to feel like the very definition of conflict!
In the book “Non-Violence”, Gnani Purush (embodiment of Self knowledge) Dada Bhagwan offers key understanding on how to define ahimsa (non violence) and how to avoid kashaya (internal self harm).
Dadashri explains that kashaya is at the root of self harming, unhealthy relationships, and violence. Here, he teaches how to live in peace, offering profound knowledge of non violent communication, conflict resolution skills, and conflict management strategies. His spiritual teaching on how to resolve conflict - or to avoid it altogether - is offered in the context of common and everyday relationship challenges.
For anyone with the intent to practice non-violence - whether wondering how to deal with negative people and difficult people, how to handle conflict, or seeking skills to face internal struggle amidst life problems - this book will prove an invaluable resource.
Once upon a time you and your partner had a perfect life: dinners out, weekend mornings cuddling in bed, brunch with friends. Then you gave birth to a poop machine (or two). Now, it's all about the pediatrician, breast pumps, princess dresses, and minivans. And discovering that your pride and joy is actually a little A-hole.
When your son wakes you up at 3:00 A.M. because he wants to watch Caillou, he's an a-hole. When your daughter outlines every corner of your living room with a purple crayon, she's an a-hole. When your rug rats purposely paint the kitchen ceiling with their smoothies, they're a-holes. At times like these, it's only natural to want to kill them (or yourself). But it's against the law (and there's the suicide hotline). Plus, there's that whole loving them more than anything in the whole world thing.
In I Heart My Little A-Holes, Karen Alpert shares hilarious stories, lists, and deep thoughts on the joys and horrors of raising children. Accompanied by cheery illustrations and photos I Heart My Little A-Holes will make you laugh so hard you'll wish you were wearing a diaper.
Dadashri offers in-depth answers to questions such as: “What is religion?”, “What are the benefits of the different types of religion?”, “How do I understand spirituality vs. religion?”, “What is spirituality?”, “What are the different types of yoga, and how are they relevant to spirituality and practice?”, “How can I experience a spiritual awakening, and attain spiritual enlightenment?”, “How can I lead a spiritual life?”
Dadashri also provides spiritual clarification on the topics of: “What is the meaning of ignorance?”, “Who am I ?”, “How can I experience my own pure Soul?”, and “What is moksha, or liberation?”
Ultimately, Dadashri describes that knowledge of Self is the primary goal of all seeking, and the beginning of true spirituality. Having attained Self knowledge, spiritual development begins, after which one may attain ultimate liberation, or moksha.
Dadashri offers in-depth answers to questions such as: “What is the definition of self awareness, and what are the signs of lack of awareness?”, “What is spirituality?”, “What are the benefits of spirituality and practice?”, “How can I experience a spiritual awakening, and what are the signs of spiritual awakening?”, “How may I attain spiritual enlightenment and lead a spiritual life?”
Dadashri also provides spiritual explanations regarding: “What is the meaning of ignorance?”, “Who am I ?”, and “How can I experience the spiritual power of my pure Soul?”
For those seeking to learn how to become more spiritual, Dadashri explains that the knowledge of Self is the beginning of true spirituality. Upon attaining Self knowledge, one’s spiritual development begins, which eventually leads to ultimate liberation, or moksha.
Dadashri offers in-depth answers to questions such as: “What is the meaning of karma?”, “How can I master the law of karma?”, “Who am I, and who is the ‘Doer’ (ego definition)?”, and “What is prakruti (non-self complex)?”
Dadashri also provides spiritual explanation on the topics of: “To attain the Self, must one control the five sense organs?”, “How does one define penance?”, and “What would be the definition of repentance?
For those wondering how to become more spiritual, Dadashri explains that the knowledge of Self is the beginning of true spirituality. With such spiritual development, and from understanding the law of karma, one can learn how to interact peacefully in worldly life.
No one writes about family quite like Drew Magary. The GQ correspondent and Deadspin columnist’s stories about trying to raise a family have attracted millions of readers online. And now he’s finally bringing that unique voice to a memoir. In Someone Could Get Hurt, he reflects on his own parenting experiences to explore the anxiety, rationalizations, compromises, and overpowering love that come with raising children in contemporary America.
In brutally honest and funny stories, Magary reveals how American mothers and fathers cope with being in over their heads (getting drunk while trick-or-treating, watching helplessly as a child defiantly pees in a hotel pool, engaging in role-play with a princess-crazed daughter), and how stepping back can sometimes make all the difference (talking a toddler down from the third story of a netted-in playhouse, allowing children to make little mistakes in the kitchen to keep them from making the bigger ones in life). It’s a celebration of all the surprises—joyful and otherwise—that come with being part of a real family.
In the wake of recent bestsellers that expose how every other culture raises their children better, Someone Could Get Hurt offers a hilarious and heartfelt defense of American child rearing with a glimpse into the genuine love and compassion that accompany the missteps and flawed logic. It’s the story of head lice, almost-dirty words, and flat head syndrome, and a man trying to commit the ultimate act of selflessness in a selfish world.
In the book “Guru and Disciple”, Gnani Purush (embodiment of Self knowledge) Dada Bhagwan provides insight into the nature of the Guru-disciple relationship and offers in-depth answers to questions such as:
“What is spirituality and spiritual transformation, and how is a Guru necessary in this?”
“What is the definition of Guru, and what is disciple?”
“How does a spiritual Guru differ from a spiritual teacher, a spiritual advisor, or from spiritual people in general?”
“A spiritual life requires spiritual awakening into self realization. How do I find a Guru with the spiritual power to grant me spiritual enlightenment?”
“Among the many spiritual teachers accessible today, do I need to find a Guru with a certain level of spiritual development or spiritual awareness?”
For those on a spiritual quest, seeking spiritual growth, or simply desirous of spiritual guidance, this book provides an invaluable resource among the spiritual books available on the Guru-disciple topic.
One may then ask, “What are the benefits of the different types of religion? From the many religions of the world, which practices will accelerate my spiritual growth and help me learn how to become more spiritual?”
While exploring world religion, or studying religious books, questions might also arise, such as:
“In actuality, what is religion, or what is spirituality? Is it to live in non violence, to live in peace, or to embody unconditional love? How to live exactly?”
In the book “The Essence of All Religion”, Gnani Purush (embodiment of Self knowledge) Dada Bhagwan clarifies any confusion about religion vs. spirituality, providing answers to the above questions and more.
Dadashri then offers the essential extract of spiritual science and religion in the form of Nine Kalams (highest spiritual intents). He explains that the Nine Kalams are the essence of the highest teaching of the religions of the world and the simplest, most direct means to live in peace.
Among the many spiritual books available today, the spiritual guidance available in this book is both unique and unparalleled.
—Harriet Lerner, Ph.D., author of The Dance of Anger
“It is ‘must’ reading for any couple who has experienced the violation of trust as a result of an affair.”
—Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.
A staggering number of couples in America—about 70 percent—have been affected by extramarital affairs. After the Affair is the only book to offer proven strategies for surviving the crisis and rebuilding the relationship. Written by Janis Abrahms Spring, Ph.D., a nationally known therapist and acknowledged expert on infidelity, this revised and updated version brings the groundbreaking classic into the 21st century, with a new section dealing with online affairs in cyberspace. For women who are struggling in their marriage—and for clinicians, psychology academics and readers fascinated by of popular psychology—this newly revised and updated edition of After the Affair is essential reading.
Dadashri explains that, among the many ways to be happier, the simplest way to “buy happiness” is giving away money, especially in the form of anonymous donations.
Dadashri provides answers to questions such as:
“Why is it helpful to donate to charity?”
“What are the reasons to make an anonymous donation?”
“Of the many charities to donate to, what are the best charities to donate to?”
“Is giving to charity part of leading a spiritual life?”
Among the many spiritual books available today, it is rare to find spiritual guidance related to the highest use of money - charity donations. This resource offering spiritual advice on how to make a donation, and why to make an anonymous donation, is sure to prove invaluable.
Dadashri offers in-depth answers to questions such as: “What is the definition of ignorance, the definition of self awareness, and the definition of freedom – and are they all related?”, “What are the signs of spiritual awakening?”, “If I gain spiritual power from spiritual practices, is that dangerous to my spirituality in any way?, “What is liberation, or moksha?”
For those wanting to know how to become more spiritual, or desirous of attaining moksha, Dadashri explains that certain pitfalls must be avoided in the process of spiritual development. He describes how, in spirituality and practice, one must be careful not to fall into a lack of awareness. From understanding “Who am I?” and attaining knowledge of Self, true spirituality unfolds within, which supports a spiritual life leading to ultimate liberation.
Dadashri offers in-depth answers to questions such as: “What does karma mean, and what is the law of karma?”, “How was the world created, and what is the journey of souls?”, and “Who am I, and who is the ‘Doer’ (ego definition)?”
Dadashri also provides profound explanations on: “What is spirituality?”, “How can I experience the spiritual power of my pure Soul?”, “What are the signs of spiritual awakening?”, “How may I attain spiritual enlightenment and lead a spiritual life?”
For those wanting to learn how to become more spiritual, Dadashri describes how to attain the Self - explaining that the knowledge of Self is spiritual awakening, and the beginning of true spirituality.
Parents, do you often think that if your kids had to grow up the way you did—without iPads, 70-inch flatscreen TVs, American Girl dolls, and wifi in the climate controlled minivan—that they might actually be better off? Do you feel underappreciated or ignored? Do you worry you’re raising a bunch of spoiled softies who will never know how to do anything themselves—because you do everything for them? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need Daddy, Stop Talking.
Adam rips parenthood a new one, telling it straight about what adults must do if they don’t want to have to support their kids forever. Using his own crappy childhood as a cautionary tale, and touting the pitfalls of the kind of helicopter parenting so pervasive today, Daddy, Stop Talking is the only parenting book you should ever read. Here, too, is sage advice to Adam’s own kids—and to future parents—on what matters most: dating; drinking and drugs; buying your first house and car; puberty; and what kind of assholes his kids (and yours) should avoid becoming. Even if his own son and daughter pretty much ignore everything he says, you shouldn’t. And you’re welcome. Again.
Disarming the Narcissist, Second Edition, will show you how to move past the narcissist's defenses using compassionate, empathetic communication. You'll learn how narcissists view the world, how to navigate their coping styles, and why, oftentimes, it's sad and lonely being a narcissist. By learning to anticipate and avoid certain hot-button issues, you'll be able to relate to narcissists without triggering aggression. By validating some common narcissistic concerns, you'll also find out how to be heard in conversation with a narcissist.
This book will help you learn to meet your own needs while side-stepping unproductive power struggles and senseless arguments with someone who is at the center of his or her own universe. This new edition also includes new chapters on dealing with narcissistic women, aggressive and abusive narcissists, strategies for safety, and the link between narcissism and sex addiction.Finally, you'll learn how to set limits with your narcissist and when it's time to draw the line on unacceptable behavior.
Paul Coates was an enigmatic god to his sons: a Vietnam vet who rolled with the Black Panthers, an old-school disciplinarian and new-age believer in free love, an autodidact who launched a publishing company in his basement dedicated to telling the true history of African civilization. Most of all, he was a wily tactician whose mission was to carry his sons across the shoals of inner-city adolescence—and through the collapsing civilization of Baltimore in the Age of Crack—and into the safe arms of Howard University, where he worked so his children could attend for free.
Among his brood of seven, his main challenges were Ta-Nehisi, spacey and sensitive and almost comically miscalibrated for his environment, and Big Bill, charismatic and all-too-ready for the challenges of the streets. The Beautiful Struggle follows their divergent paths through this turbulent period, and their father’s steadfast efforts—assisted by mothers, teachers, and a body of myths, histories, and rituals conjured from the past to meet the needs of a troubled present—to keep them whole in a world that seemed bent on their destruction.
With a remarkable ability to reimagine both the lost world of his father’s generation and the terrors and wonders of his own youth, Coates offers readers a small and beautiful epic about boys trying to become men in black America and beyond.
From the Hardcover edition.
In his book, Get the Guy, Matthew Hussey—relationship expert, matchmaker, and star of the reality show Ready for Love—reveals the secrets of the male mind and the fundamentals of dating and mating for a proven, revolutionary approach to help women to find lasting love.
Matthew Hussey has coached thousands of high-powered CEOs, showing them how to develop confidence and build relationships that translate into professional success. Many of Matthew’s male clients pressed him for advice on how to apply his winning strategies not to just get the job, but how to get the girl. As his reputation grew, Hussey was approached by more and more women, eager to hear what he had learned about the male perspective on love and romance.
From landing a first date to establishing emotional intimacy, playful flirtation to red-hot bedroom tips, Matthew’s insightfulness, irreverence, and warmth makes Get the Guy: Learn Secrets of the Male Mind to Find the Man You Want and the Love You Deserve a one-of-a-kind relationship guide and the handbook for every woman who wants to get the guy she’s been waiting for.
Tia Mowry’s 800,000+ Twitter followers know that she tells it like it is. Now, in a pregnancy guide like no other, Tia leaves no topic off-limits while helping expectant moms stay empowered, pampered, and laughing out loud. From sex during the third trimester to pimped-out strollers, Oh, Baby! reveals what to really expect on that nine-month road to the delivery room.
Sharing her personal experience with cravings (she couldn’t have done it without sourdough bread and Funyuns); maternity clothes (Tia prefers black, with sequins); panty liners (memorize that aisle at the drugstore); vagina exercises (just say No!); and hiding your bump from your coworkers (tricky for Tia, since her character on The Game was in lingerie half the time), the maternity maven also discusses Ask the OB Q&A’s she posed to her own ob-gyn, along with dozens of tried-and-true tips for combating morning sickness, fear, and everything else that might overshadow a radiant glow.
From the time she started showing to the moment she welcomed her new baby boy, Cree Taylor, into the world, Tia was in the spotlight, from Access Hollywood to every glossy magazine and countless online sites. Yet she stayed down-to-earth throughout it all. Keeping it real, Oh, Baby! helps every mommy-to-be stay stylish, maintain her dignity, and trust her gut (no matter how big it gets).
On his journey from AFC (average frustrated chump) to PUA (pick-up artist) to PUG (pick-up guru), Strauss not only shares scores of original seduction techniques but also has unforgettable encounters with the likes of Tom Cruise, Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Heidi Fleiss, and Courtney Love. And then things really start to get strange—and passions lead to betrayals lead to violence. The Game is the story of one man's transformation from frog to prince to prisoner in the most unforgettable book of this generation.
In this groundbreaking book, psychiatrist and neuroscientist Amir Levine and psychologist Rachel S. F. Heller reveal how an understanding of attachment theory-the most advanced relationship science in existence today-can help us find and sustain love. Attachment theory forms the basis for many bestselling books on the parent/child relationship, but there has yet to be an accessible guide to what this fascinating science has to tell us about adult romantic relationships-until now.
Attachment theory owes its inception to British psychologist and psychoanalyst John Bowlby, who in the 1950s examined the tremendous impact that our early relationships with our parents or caregivers has on the people we become. Also central to attachment theory is the discovery that our need to be in a close relationship with one or more individuals is embedded in our genes.
In Attached, Levine and Heller trace how these evolutionary influences continue to shape who we are in our relationships today. According to attachment theory, every person behaves in relationships in one of three distinct ways:
*ANXIOUS people are often preoccupied with their relationships and tend to worry about their partner's ability to love them back.
*AVOIDANT people equate intimacy with a loss of independence and constantly try to minimize closeness.
*SECURE people feel comfortable with intimacy and are usually warm and loving.
Attached guides readers in determining what attachment style they and their mate (or potential mates) follow. It also offers readers a wealth of advice on how to navigate their relationships more wisely given their attachment style and that of their partner. An insightful look at the science behind love, Attached offers readers a road map for building stronger, more fulfilling connections.
When American journalist Pamela Druckerman had a baby in Paris, she didn't aspire to become a "French parent." But she noticed that French children slept through the night by two or three months old. They ate braised leeks. They played by themselves while their parents sipped coffee. And yet French kids were still boisterous, curious, and creative. Why? How?
With a notebook stashed in her diaper bag, Druckerman set out to investigate—and wound up sparking a national debate on parenting. Researched over three years and written in her warm, funny voice, Bringing Up Bébé is deeply wise, charmingly told, and destined to become a classic resource for American parents.
This idea, once controversial, is now supported by science, and has become widely popular among therapists around the world. In Hold Me Tight, Dr. Sue Johnson presents Emotionally Focused Therapy to the general public for the first time. Johnson teaches that the way to save and enrich a relationship is to reestablish safe emotional connection and preserve the attachment bond. With this in mind, she focuses on key moments in a relationship-from "Recognizing the Demon Dialogue" to "Revisiting a Rocky Moment" -- and uses them as touch points for seven healing conversations.
Through case studies from her practice, illuminating advice, and practical exercises, couples will learn how to nurture their relationships and ensure a lifetime of love.
The only self-help book you’ll ever need, from a psychiatrist and his comedy writer daughter, who will help you put aside your unrealistic wishes, stop trying to change things you can’t change, and do the best with what you can control—the first steps to managing all of life’s impossible problems.
Here is the cut-to-the-chase therapy session you’ve been looking for!
Need to stop screwing up? Want to become a more positive person?
Do you work with an ass? Think you can rescue an addicted person?
Looking for closure after abuse? Have you realized that your parent is an asshole?
Feel compelled to clear your name? Hope to salvage a lost love?
Want to get a lover to commit? Plagued by a bully?
Afraid of ruining your kid? Ready to vent your anger?
In this brilliantly sensible and funny book, a Harvard-educated shrink and his comedy-writing daughter reveal that the real f-words in life are “feelings” and “fairness.” While most self-help books are about your feelings and fulfilling your wildest dreams, F*ck Feelings will show you how to find a new kind of freedom by getting your head out of your ass and yourself onto the right path toward realistic goals and feasible results. F*ck Feelings is the last self-help book you will ever need!
Brooke Shields never had what anyone would consider an ordinary life. She was raised by her Newark-tough single mom, Teri, a woman who loved the world of show business and was often a media sensation all by herself. Brooke's iconic modeling career began by chance when she was only eleven months old, and Teri's skills as both Brooke's mother and manager were formidable. But in private she was troubled and drinking heavily.
As Brooke became an adult the pair made choices and sacrifices that would affect their relationship forever. And when Brooke’s own daughters were born she found that her experience as a mother was shaped in every way by the woman who raised her. But despite the many ups and downs, Brooke was by Teri’s side when she died in 2012, a loving daughter until the end.
Only Brooke knows the truth of the remarkable, difficult, complicated woman who was her mother. And now, in an honest, open memoir about her life growing up, Brooke will reveal stories and feelings that are relatable to anyone who has been a mother or daughter.