David Koulack is Professor of Psychology at the University of Manitoba. He has been actively engaged in dream research for over twenty-five years.
Williamson reveals how we each can become a miracle worker by accepting God and by the expression of love in our daily lives. Whether psychic pain is in the area of relationships, career, or health, she shows us how love is a potent force, the key to inner peace, and how by practicing love we can make our own lives more fulfilling while creating a more peaceful and loving world for our children.
Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's famous investigations of "optimal experience" have revealed that what makes an experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness called flow. During flow, people typically experience deep enjoyment, creativity, and a total involvement with life. In this new edition of his groundbreaking classic work, Csikszentmihalyi ("the leading researcher into ‘flow states’" —Newsweek) demonstrates the ways this positive state can be controlled, not just left to chance. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience teaches how, by ordering the information that enters our consciousness, we can discover true happiness and greatly improve the quality of our lives.
"Explores a happy state of mind called flow, the feeling of complete engagement in a creative or playful activity." —Time
“Marvin’s Novel” is the story of
Marvin Keselman, a man in search of himself, a man shackled, as are
many of us, by his parents’ expectations. They assume that Marvin will
remain in New York City and be a doctor like his father and brother
before him. But Marvin has other ideas and makes a break for it. He
takes a teaching job in a university in Winnipeg, as far away from his
parents as he can get, only to find himself periodically returning home
to suffer their disapproval in person.
And in Winnipeg the naïve
Marvin encounters the ultimate seductress, Myrna Berman. Their wedding,
organized by Myrna’s funeral home director father, is a comedic tour de
force featuring among other things, a deceitful rabbi, a missing ring,
and a dead body. Life after marriage is fraught with new and unpleasant
surprises and the situation is made even worse because Marvin’s students
are in revolt.
Buffeted on all sides Marvin strives to merely
stay afloat but ironically it is only when things go from bad to worse
and Marvin is hauled up before the university’s kangaroo court on
unfounded charges of racism that he understands that he can be the
master of his own fate.
Written with a compassionate appreciation
of time, place and human nature, this engaging story will give you the
kinds of laughs that you will think about later.