Ordene er Jørgen Svenstrups, forfatter til Du bliver, hvad du tænker – Mentaltræning. Fjern hjernens spændetrøje. Den handler om, hvad man skal vide, før man kan begynde at udvikle sig. Og før man kan begynde at forbedre og forandre sin tilværelse.
Hvis vi antager, at vi kan styre vores hjerne, i stedet for at den styrer os, bliver præmissen for det, vi gør, en helt anden. ”Du bliver, hvad du tænker” er Jørgen Svenstrups udgangspunkt. Han har hørt mange protester gennem sin tid som coach, leder og foredragsholder: ”Det kan man da ikke. Det er jo ikke noget, jeg er herre over.” Men hans modspørgsmål lyder: ”Hvem i alverden er så herre over det? Hvem andre end en selv skal afgøre, hvordan man skal gå rundt og have det?”
Hvis man selv skal bestemme, hvordan man har det, er der brug for at vide noget mere om, hvordan man kan arbejde med sig selv og sin tankegang. Derfor gennemgår Svenstrup blandt meget andet fokusloven i bogen. Den lyder i sin enkelthed: Det, du fokuserer på, får du mere af. Og så er det jo om at lære at fokusere på det gode. Men det gør man jo ikke bare uden videre; det er en proces.
I Du bliver hvad du tænker fører Jørgen Svenstrup læseren gennem den proces, der skal til for overhovedet at begynde at mentaltræne. Først skal man vide, hvordan man dropper de dårlige tanker, så hvordan man tilvælger de gode. Dernæst skal man lære at slukke sin automatpilot og selv tage styringen, hvorefter man skal vide noget om, hvordan man kan få hjælp af sin underbevidsthed. Det er udgangspunktet for overhovedet at designe sit eget mentaltræningsprogram – der både indbefatter fysisk afspænding og mental ditto.
Undervejs kan man i bogen tage en arbejdstilfredshedstest og en test på ens stressindikatorer. Der ligger en starttest og en sluttest på hver, så kan man se, hvordan man udvikler sig efter at have arbejdet med sig selv.
Læs mere om forfatteren, Jørgen Svenstrup.
”Den skal have et andet navn,” siger jeg. ”Rædsomt navn, vi sejler rundt i Køge Bugt i noget der hedder Grace.”
”Man skifter ikke navn på både,” siger han.
”Hvorfor dog ikke?”
”Uheld.” Han nikker alvorligt, som om det er et faktum.
”Er vi overtroiske nu?”
”Du er præst,” svarer han og griner kort.
”Det er vist ikke helt det samme.”
Han gentager bare at man ikke skifter navn på både. ”Uheld, Susse, uheld.”
Hjerneforskning er måske ikke lige hvermandskost, og derfor har forfatteren foretaget et genialt træk. Han har lavet en rammehistorie, der netop er med til at formidle det svære stof, en rammehistorie, der er så spændende, at den driver læseren videre.
Det er historien om Dr. Zukaroff, der opsøger Peter Lund Madsen og hjælper ham til at få skrevet den bog, der nu udkommer – og samtidig får vi fortalt Dr. Zukaroffs fantastiske skæbne.
Men selve bogens kerne er selvfølgelig en gennemgang af, hvordan menneskehjernen fungerer. Vi historier og eksempler forklares først dyrehjernen og siden menneskehjernen. Hvad er det, der gør mennesker så unikke, hvad er det vores hjerne kan, som ingen anden hjerne kan?
Bogen er velskrevet og rent sprogligt let læst. Men det er jo store emner Peter Lund Madsen har oppe at vende, så om den er lige så let at forstå, ja det er op til den enkelte læser, det enkelte individ.
Bogen er rigt illustreret med fotos og forklarende tegninger, kurver og figurer.
Orlandine has destroyed the alien Jain super-soldier by deploying an actual black hole. And now that same weapon hoovers up clouds of lethal Jain technology, swarming within the deadly accretion disc’s event horizon. All seems just as she planned. Yet behind her back, forces incite rebellion on her home world, planning her assassination.
Earth Central, humanity’s ruling intelligence, knows Orlandine was tricked into releasing her weapon, and fears the Jain are behind it. The prador king knows this too – and both foes gather fleets of warships to surround the disc.
The alien Client is returning to the accretion disc to save the last of her kind, buried on a ship deep within it. She upgrades her vast weapons platform in preparation, and she’ll need it. Her nemesis also waits within the disc’s swirling dusts – and the Jain have committed genocide before.
The Warship is set in Neal Asher's popular Polity universe.
Thirteen hundred gates have opened to solar systems around the galaxy. But as humanity builds its interstellar empire in the alien ruins, the mysteries and threats grow deeper.
In the dead systems where gates lead to stranger things than alien planets, Elvi Okoye begins a desperate search to discover the nature of a genocide that happened before the first human beings existed, and to find weapons to fight a war against forces at the edge of the imaginable. But the price of that knowledge may be higher than she can pay.
At the heart of the empire, Teresa Duarte prepares to take on the burden of her father's godlike ambition. The sociopathic scientist Paolo Cortázar and the Mephistophelian prisoner James Holden are only two of the dangers in a palace thick with intrigue, but Teresa has a mind of her own and secrets even her father the emperor doesn't guess.
And throughout the wide human empire, the scattered crew of the Rocinante fights a brave rear-guard action against Duarte's authoritarian regime. Memory of the old order falls away, and a future under Laconia's eternal rule - and with it, a battle that humanity can only lose - seems more and more certain. Because against the terrors that lie between worlds, courage and ambition will not be enough . . .
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Praise for the Expanse:
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When Zuri’s brother disappears, Zuri turns to the only man she knows who has the power to help her; Sheik Tiran bin Linar – the fiancé she has been resisting! Despite the chemistry that sizzles whenever he’s close, she still isn’t ready for marriage! But resisting Tiran’s sensual touch is too hard and she succumbs to her desire for the man. Their search…and their passion…results in an unintended consequence. Now Zuri is carrying the man’s child. Will she ever know if Tiran loves her for herself? Or if he is marrying her out of political obligation?
Enjoy this scandalous story filled with intrigue and passion!
And a coyote shapeshifter . . . And the mate of the Alpha of the Columbia Basin werewolf pack.
Even so, none of that would have gotten me into trouble if, a few months ago, I hadn't stood upon a bridge and taken responsibility for the safety of the citizens who lived in our territory. It seemed like the thing to do at the time. It should have only involved hunting down killer goblins, zombie goats and an occasional troll. Instead, our home was viewed as neutral ground, a place where humans would feel safe to come and treat with the fae.
The reality is that nothing and no one is safe. As generals and politicians face off with the Gray Lords of the fae, a storm is coming and her name is Death.
But we are pack, and we have given our word. We will die to keep it.
'Patricia Briggs is an incredible writer and Silence Fallen is simply fantastic. I love hanging out with the amazing characters in this series!' Nalini Singh, New York Times bestselling author of the Psy-Changeling series
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And she’s the only solution.
When Sheik Kazan el Sizar tries to hire Josephine “Jo” Scalise, the brilliant computer genius, to protect his government from a malicious computer virus, he isn’t expecting the red-hot lust that surges through his veins or the startled vulnerability in her beautiful eyes. Yet Kazan’s world view is turned upside down with this gentle woman’s entrance to his life. Against all of her best intentions, Jo is swept away by this powerful man’s touch. He changes her life and her perceptions in so many ways!Escape to the warmth of this desert romance…and accidental pregnancy!
Jock. Secretly a science geek. Hot AF.
LobsterShorts: So. Here goes. For her birthday, my girlfriend wants…a threesome.
SinnerThree: Then you’ve come to the right hookup app.
LobsterShorts: Have you done this sort of thing before? With another guy?
SinnerThree: All the time. I’m an equal opportunity player. You?
Finance major. Secretly a male dancer. Hot AF.
SinnerThree: Well, I’m down if you are. My life is kind of a mess right now. School, work, family stress. Oh, and I live next door to the most annoying dude in the world. I need the distraction. Are you sure you want this?
LobsterShorts: I might want it a little more than I’m willing to admit.
SinnerThree: Hey, nothing wrong with pushing your boundaries...
LobsterShorts: Tell that to my control-freak father. Anyway. What if this threesome is awkward?
SinnerThree: Then it’s awkward. It’s not like we’ll ever have to see each other again. Right? Just promise you won’t fall in love with me.
LobsterShorts: Now wouldn’t that be life-changing...
Q&A about Top Secret:
Q: Have we met these characters before in another book?
A: No! These guys are brand new, and we can’t wait for you to meet them.
Q: Is this story MM? Or is it a MMF / MFM / menage?
A: This book is MM.
Q: Is this a love triangle story?
A: Not really. You’ll see.
“Bowen and Kennedy serve up a dish of dirty, delicious frat boy goodness, with so much depth and talent that there’s no putting this book down.” USA Today Bestselling Author Sierra Simone
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Dahlia McGuire likes her quiet life in Hartwell, Delaware. The small, friendly town is the perfect place to hide from her family and the tragic events that led to their estrangement. But when the person she loves most in the world, her father, needs her, Dahlia must return to Boston to face her ghosts. And that includes her ex-boyfriend's best friend, Michael Sullivan: the man she was never supposed to fall in love with.
Michael Sullivan has never forgotten Dahlia McGuire. Some might say he's never gotten over her. For years he lived with the anger of her desertion, and now, newly-divorced, he's finally ready to move on - until Dahlia suddenly returns. Despite everything, Michael still wants her, but Dahlia can't seem to let go of the tangled emotions of the past.
It's time for truths left unsaid to finally be spoken, or Michael and Dahlia might find themselves torn apart forever . . .
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I thought I would finally be free, finally get my life back.<br>But Balto has other plans for me. Now I'm his prisoner. He'll keep me and enjoy me as long as he wants.<br>Until Lucian gives him back the Skull Diamond.<br>I never want to return to Lucian again, not after being with a man like Balto. The only chance I have is to become more valuable than that diamond, to have Balto want me enough not to trade me back to Lucian.<br>But can I ever compete with a diamond worth billions?