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Elastic Habits by Stephen Guise

Title Elastic Habits
Author Stephen Guise
Publisher Selective Entertainment LLC
Release Date 2019-11-09
Category Health & Fitness
Total Pages 227
ISBN 9780996435451
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Habits That Bend Don’t Break Why do so many sincere attempts to build good habits fail? We try our best to be consistent, but some days are better than others. Inevitably, we fail when “life happens,” because each day we try to hit the same targets regardless of the situations we face. How, then, can we make our habits more resilient to the turbulence of life? By making them elastic. Most people associate “elastic” with yoga pants and rubber bands. But the word also means “resilient” — the ability to withstand pressure. Elastic materials are far more durable than rigid and brittle ones, which will shatter under the slightest pressure. The same is true for habits. Traditional habits are unchanging: the same behavior is done at the same time to the same level every day. They work well until the pressures of modern life break their rigid and brittle shell. Elastic habits are fluid: they can change their form and intensity to suit each unique day. They survive busy, tired, bad days. They thrive in better days. Adapt Your Habits to Survive Threats Nature shows us that biological and behavioral adaptation to one’s environment is the key to survival for all living things: - The most resilient bacteria mutate to survive the threat of antibiotics (to our dismay). - Chameleons, octopi, and cuttlefish actively change their color to avoid predators and capture prey. - Birds migrate, while bears, bats, and chipmunks hibernate to survive winter. - Camels use fat stored in their humps for hydration and energy when food and water are scarce in harsh, arid lands. Living things adapt in many more ways to survive the threats of disease, violence, and natural disasters. Good habits, too, need to survive the turbulence of life so they can benefit us for years, not just days or weeks. With the simple and intuitive Elastic Habits framework, your elastic habits can instantly shrink themselves into an easy win when a difficult or busy day threatens to ruin your habit streak. Elastic habits are the adaptation masters of the habit kingdom. They always find a way to survive, making them virtually unbreakable. But like with animals, adaptation isn’t only for survival. Adapt Your Habits and Thrive Downward flexibility keeps habits safe. But elastic habits can also expand, adding significant upward potential to your life. On any day, you can increase your challenge for a bigger win and reward, so you will never feel held back. Upward flexibility maximizes our potential and keeps us excited about our progress. Elastic habits even have a middle option, a happy medium between two extremes, for “ordinary” days. The up-and-down adaptation of an elastic habit is vertical flexibility. There’s even lateral flexibility—the ability to choose from multiple behaviors within a central theme. A standard habit has one win condition. An elastic habit has nine. If traditional habits are a hammer, elastic habits are your grandfather’s garage. When you’re working on a house project, it’s not a burden to have a hammer, a wrench, and a screwdriver—you just select the one you need when you need it. Elastic habits are the same way. If you’re tired of the repetitive and exhausting grind to develop good habits, it’s time to give your habits the refreshing superpower of elasticity. Read Elastic Habits now, and you’ll soon discover the life-changing difference of good habits that adapt to your day.

Mini Habits by Stephen Guise

Title Mini Habits
Author Stephen Guise
Publisher Selective Entertainment LLC
Release Date 2013-12-22
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 126
ISBN 9780996435420
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Discover the Life-Changing Strategy of This Worldwide Bestseller in 17 Languages! UPDATED: Includes the best habit tracking apps of 2017. Lasting Change For Early Quitters, Burnouts, The Unmotivated, And Everyone Else Too When I decided to start exercising consistently 10 years ago, this is what actually happened: I tried "getting motivated." It worked sometimes.I tried setting audacious big goals. I almost always failed them.I tried to make changes last. They didn't. Like most people who try to change and fail, I assumed that I was the problem. Then one afternoon--after another failed attempt to get motivated to exercise--I (accidentally) started my first mini habit. I initially committed to do one push-up, and it turned into a full workout. I was shocked. This "stupid idea" wasn't supposed to work. I was shocked again when my success with this strategy continued for months (and to this day). I had to consider that maybe I wasn't the problem in those 10 years of mediocre results. Maybe it was my prior strategies that were ineffective, despite being oft-repeated as "the way to change" in countless books and blogs. My suspicions were correct. Is There A Scientific Explanation For This? As I sought understanding, I found a plethora of scientific studies that had answers, with nobody to interpret them correctly. Based on the science--which you'll find peppered throughout Mini Habits--we've been doing it all wrong. You can succeed without the guilt, intimidation, and repeated failure associated with such strategies as "getting motivated," New Year's Resolutions, or even "just doing it." In fact, you need to stop using those strategies if they aren't giving you great results. Most popular strategies don't work well because they require you to fight against your subconscious brain (a fight not easily won). It's only when you start playing by your brain's rules and taking your human limitations seriously--as mini habits show you how to do--that you can achieve lasting change. What's A Mini Habit? A mini habit is a very small positive behavior that you force yourself to do every day; its "too small to fail" nature makes it weightless, deceptively powerful, and a superior habit-building strategy. You will have no choice but to believe in yourself when you're always moving forward. The barrier to the first step is so low that even depressed or "stuck" people can find early success and begin to reverse their lives right away. And if you think one push-up a day is too small to matter, I've got one heck of a story for you! Aim For The First Step They say when you aim for the moon, you'll land among the stars. Well, that doesn't make sense, as the moon is closer than the stars. I digress. The message is that you should aim very high and even if you fall short, you'll still get somewhere. I've found the opposite to be true in regards to productivity and healthy behaviors. When you aim for the moon, you won't do anything because it's too far away. But when you aim for the step in front of you, you might keep going and reach the moon. I've used the Mini Habits strategy to get into the best shape of my life, read 10x more books, and write 4x as many words. It started from requiring one push-up from myself every day. How ridiculous is that? Not so ridiculous when you consider the science of the brain, habits, and willpower. The Mini Habits system works because it's how our brains are designed to change. Note: This book isn't for eliminating bad habits (some principles could be useful for breaking habits). Mini Habits is a strategy to create permanent healthy habits in: exercise, writing, reading, thinking positively, meditating, drinking water, eating healthy foods, etc. Lasting change won't happen until you take that first step into a strategy that works. Give Mini Habits a try. You won't look back.

Atomic Habits by James Clear

Title Atomic Habits
Author James Clear
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2018-10-16
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780735211308
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The #1 New York Times bestseller. Over 1 million copies sold! Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving--every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results. If you're having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn't you. The problem is your system. Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not because you don't want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change. You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems. Here, you'll get a proven system that can take you to new heights. Clear is known for his ability to distill complex topics into simple behaviors that can be easily applied to daily life and work. Here, he draws on the most proven ideas from biology, psychology, and neuroscience to create an easy-to-understand guide for making good habits inevitable and bad habits impossible. Along the way, readers will be inspired and entertained with true stories from Olympic gold medalists, award-winning artists, business leaders, life-saving physicians, and star comedians who have used the science of small habits to master their craft and vault to the top of their field. Learn how to: • make time for new habits (even when life gets crazy); • overcome a lack of motivation and willpower; • design your environment to make success easier; • get back on track when you fall off course; ...and much more. Atomic Habits will reshape the way you think about progress and success, and give you the tools and strategies you need to transform your habits--whether you are a team looking to win a championship, an organization hoping to redefine an industry, or simply an individual who wishes to quit smoking, lose weight, reduce stress, or achieve any other goal.

Title Mini Habits for Weight Loss
Author Stephen Guise
Publisher Selective Entertainment LLC
Release Date 2016-11-27
Category Health & Fitness
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9780996435437
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The brain resists dramatic behavioral shifts. Recognizing this and developing a strategy around it made the original Mini Habits the #1 selling self-help book in a number of countries. In Mini Habits for Weight Loss, you’ll discover that we also biologically resist such changes, which explains why most dieters and smoothie-cleanse aficionados lose weight in the short term, only to gain it all back (and more). Mini Habits for Weight Loss will show you how to make dietary changes in a sustainable, permanent way that doesn’t trigger biological or neurological resistance. It’s an advanced version of the method that made the original book a hit in 14 languages. The mini habits remain easy to implement, but the reasoning and supporting strategies are more sophisticated. This is by necessity, as weight loss factors are many and varied. All the suggestions in the book are rooted in extensive biological and neuroscience research.

Title Making Habits Breaking Habits
Author Jeremy Dean
Publisher Da Capo Press
Release Date 2013-01-01
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9780738216089
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Say you want to start going to the gym or practicing a musical instrument. How long should it take before you stop having to force it and start doing it automatically? The surprising answers are found in Making Habits, Breaking Habits, a psychologist’s popular examination of one of the most powerful and under-appreciated processes in the mind. Although people like to think that they are in control, much of human behavior occurs without any decision-making or conscious thought. Drawing on hundreds of fascinating studies, psychologist Jeremy Dean busts the myths to finally explain why seemingly easy habits, like eating an apple a day, can be surprisingly difficult to form, and how to take charge of your brain’s natural “autopilot” to make any change stick. Witty and intriguing, Making Habits, Breaking Habits shows how behavior is more than just a product of what you think. It is possible to bend your habits to your will—and be happier, more creative, and more productive.

Title How to Be an Imperfectionist
Author Stephen Guise
Publisher Selective Entertainment LLC
Release Date 2015-06-04
Category Behavior modification
Total Pages 166
ISBN 0996435409
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From an early age, kids are taught to color inside the lines, and any color that strays outside the lines is considered to be a mistake that must be avoided. Perfectionism is a naturally limiting mindset. Imperfectionism, however, frees us to live outside the lines, where possibilities are infinite, mistakes are allowed, and self-judgment is minimal.The old way to approach perfectionism was to inspire people to "let go" of their need for perfection and hope they could do it. The new way is to show people how simple but highly strategic "mini actions" can empower them to gradually and effortlessly "let go" of perfectionism. This book applies the science of behavior modification directly to the roots of perfectionism, resulting in a new and superior method for change. Imperfectionists aren't so ironic as to have perfect lives: they're just happier, healthier, and more productive at doing what matters.

Mini Habits For Your Success by Williams Mc Covey

Title MINI HABITS FOR YOUR SUCCESS
Author Williams Mc Covey
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2020-12-07
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 248
ISBN 180125835X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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MOTIVATION GETS YOUR STARTED, GOOD HABITS KEEP YOU GOING! Have you ever thought about what it's like to be a super successful person? What do they do differently that makes them superior to everybody else? Would you like to dive deep into these people's minds and create your life of high performance? If at least one of these questions got your attention, then keep reading... "MINI HABITS for your SUCCESS" - a book that is going to change your perception of highly successful people. Can you imagine yourself as a super-successful, extremely happy and emotionally fulfilled person who is enjoying every single day or his or her life and leaving no regrets behind? - This is the kind of person we will teach you to be, also in extreme conditions, as isolation, lockdown or quarantine. Most of our habits are built during the first 10-12 years of life, and if those habits are not anywhere near decent discipline, focus, hard work, and so on, we have almost zero chance of having those in ourselves right now. But don't worry, it is possible to do that naturally while using specific techniques and strategies we represent in this book. Take a look at only a few things you are going to get out of this book: - Simple daily habits to start right now - How to build self-discipline? - How to develop a thought mind mentality? - Are You Developing Bad Habits at Home? - Much much more... And remember: "When nothing is sure, everything is possible", even in the worst moments of human history! Now it is your turn to take action. Scroll up, click on "Buy Now" and start your journey of super-successful!

Title The Self Learning Blueprint
Author Peter Hollins
Publisher PublishDrive
Release Date 2019-07-24
Category Education
Total Pages 214
ISBN PKEY:6610000207343
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An approach to instantly make sense of a topic when learning from scratch and teaching yourself. Embarking on anything new is daunting and scary. That’s why you need a blueprint to point you in the right direction and make sure that you are moving forward. The skill of self-learning is the ability to change your circumstances and get from Point A to Point B. The Self-Learning Blueprint is the compass that will get you to Point B. Numerous scientifically-proven techniques are covered, as well as an overarching set of plans to ensure that you synthesize and truly understand new information. We all think we know how to learn, but the truth is, we don’t know much beyond taking notes and re-reading them. This won’t get you where you want to go. Learn how to learn from the ground up, all by yourself, on any subject matter. This goes beyond simple improved study skills - you will understand the nature of information itself. Become an auto-didact: higher grades, better job prospects, more goals achieved, and the key to unlocking all doors in life. Peter Hollins has studied psychology and peak human performance for over a dozen years and is a bestselling author. He has worked with a multitude of individuals to unlock their potential and path towards success. His writing draws on his academic, coaching, and research experience. Exact step-by-step methods to structure your learning and avoid information overload. •The four pillars of self-learning for expertise and comprehension. •Learning myths and the only thing you DO need for learning. •How the 50-50 Rule ensures memorization. Make sure you’re not wasting your time with sub-optimal techniques. •How to combine old and new information to learn. •10 question types to unlock deeper understanding. •The role of buoyancy, failure, and confidence in learning.

Title Good Habits Bad Habits
Author Wendy Wood
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date 2019-10-01
Category Science
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781250159083
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A landmark book about how we form habits, and what we can do with this knowledge to make positive change We spend a shocking 43 percent of our day doing things without thinking about them. That means that almost half of our actions aren’t conscious choices but the result of our non-conscious mind nudging our body to act along learned behaviors. How we respond to the people around us; the way we conduct ourselves in a meeting; what we buy; when and how we exercise, eat, and drink—a truly remarkable number of things we do every day, regardless of their complexity, operate outside of our awareness. We do them automatically. We do them by habit. And yet, whenever we want to change something about ourselves, we rely on willpower. We keep turning to our conscious selves, hoping that our determination and intention will be enough to effect positive change. And that is why almost all of us fail. But what if you could harness the extraordinary power of your unconscious mind, which already determines so much of what you do, to truly reach your goals? Wendy Wood draws on three decades of original research to explain the fascinating science of how we form habits, and offers the key to unlocking our habitual mind in order to make the changes we seek. A potent mix of neuroscience, case studies, and experiments conducted in her lab, Good Habits, Bad Habits is a comprehensive, accessible, and above all deeply practical book that will change the way you think about almost every aspect of your life. By explaining how our brains are wired to respond to rewards, receive cues from our surroundings, and shut down when faced with too much friction, Wood skillfully dissects habit formation, demonstrating how we can take advantage of this knowledge to form better habits. Her clear and incisive work shows why willpower alone is woefully inadequate when we’re working toward building the life we truly want, and offers real hope for those who want to make positive change.

Title How to Change Absolutely Anything
Author Damian Hughes
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2013-05-01
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9781626363366
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Everyone wants to change something about their life. These changes can be as simple as finding a way to eliminate some of life’s little annoyances from the day-to-day or as profound as finally taking action towards achieving a lifelong ambition. Regardless of where you fall on this spectrum, if you’re serious about changing your life, you need to answer these fundamental questions: What change do you want to make? How are you going to do it? In this book you will learn all you need to make real and lasting changes to just about anything in your life—no matter the problem and no matter your goal. Uncover life-changing secrets, mindsets, and practical techniques, such as: • Making first impressions • Crafting how others perceive you • The power of emotions • Controlling your feelings • Reacting to change • Being flexible • Promoting change through your core beliefs • Avoiding mistakes that impede positive change • Understanding influences • Taking action You can read it cover to cover or just peruse its wealth of tips and tricks if ever you’re facing a challenge and need some sharp advice or keen inspiration to spur change forward. Whichever approach you take, you’ll feel empowered, emboldened, energized, and ready to steamroll any obstacles, overcome even the harshest objections, and learn how to affect change in whatever you set your mind to.

The Health Habit by Elizabeth Rider

Title The Health Habit
Author Elizabeth Rider
Publisher Hay House
Release Date 2019
Category HEALTH & FITNESS
Total Pages 280
ISBN 9781401956981
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Certified health coach and popular blogger Elizabeth Rider offers gluten-free, dairy-free recipes alongside beauty and lifestyle tips, based on the latest scientific research and recognizing the realistic challenges of everyday life"--

Title Rabbit Bear Rabbit s Bad Habits
Author Julian Gough
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2019-01-08
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 112
ISBN 9781684128556
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Avalanches, snowmen, a hungry wolf…and more! When Bear wakes up early from her hibernation, she decides to build a snowman. Her grumpy neighbor, Rabbit, decides to build an even better one. Rabbit & Bear: Rabbit’s Bad Habits is full of laugh-out-loud moments and chronicles the forming of an unlikely friendship. With illustrations throughout, this chapter book is perfect for middle grade readers and is sure to become a fun favorite on any kid’s bookshelf.

Small Move Big Change by Caroline L. Arnold

Title Small Move Big Change
Author Caroline L. Arnold
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2014-01-16
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9781101620250
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"The most useful guide to getting things done since Getting Things Done." --Adam Grant, author of Give and Take Learn how small behavioral changes can lead to major personal and professional self-improvement Whether trying to lose weight, save money, get organized, or advance on the job, we’re always setting goals and making resolutions, but rarely following through on them. According to longtime Wall Street technology strategist Caroline Arnold, the “big push” strategy of the New Year’s resolution is designed to fail, because it broadly pits our limited willpower stores against an autopilot of entrenched behaviors and attitudes that is far more powerful. To change ourselves permanently, we need to focus our self-control on precise behavioral targets and overwhelm them. Small Move, Big Change is Arnold’s guide to turning broad personal goals into meaningful and discrete behavioral changes that lead to permanent improvement. Providing scores of engaging real-world examples and new scientific findings, she shows us that while the traditional resolution promises rewards on a distant “someday,” microresolutions work because they reward us today by instantly altering our routines and, ultimately, ourselves. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Elastic by Leonard Mlodinow

Title Elastic
Author Leonard Mlodinow
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2019-01-08
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9781101970164
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"From the best-selling author of Subliminal and The Drunkard's Walk, a groundbreaking new look at the neuroscience of change--and how elastic thinking can help us thrive in a world changing faster than ever before. With rapid technological innovation leading the charge, today's world is transforming itself at an extraordinary and unprecedented pace. As jobs become more multifaceted, as information streams multiply, and as myriad devices place increasing demands on our attention, we are confronted every day with a plethora of new challenges. Fortunately, as Leonard Mlodinow shows, the human brain is uniquely engineered to adapt. Drawing from cutting-edge research in neuroscience and psychology, Mlodinow takes us on a fascinating and illuminating journey through the mechanics of our own minds as we navigate the rapidly shifting landscapes around us. Out of the exploratory instincts that allowed our ancestors to prosper hundreds of thousands of years ago, humans developed a cognitive style that Mlodinow terms elastic thinking, a collection of traits and abilities that include neophilia (an affinity for novelty), schizotypy (a tendency toward unusual perception), imagination and idea generation, pattern recognition, mental fluency, divergent thinking, and integrative thinking. These are the qualities that enabled innovators from Mary Shelley to Miles Davis, from the inventor of jumbo-sized popcorn to the creator of the modern grocery store, and from Nike to Pokemon Go to effect paradigm shifts in our culture and society. And they're the qualities that will enable each of us to succeed, personally and professionally, in the radically changing environments of today. With his keen acumen and rapid-fire wit, Mlodinow gives us the essential tools to harness the power of elastic thinking in an endlessly dynamic world"--

Your Default Settings by Rad Wendzich

Title Your Default Settings
Author Rad Wendzich
Publisher Rad Wendzich
Release Date 2019-12-12
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 154
ISBN 9781734213706
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"A book I wish I could give to myself a decade ago." - Scott Berkun, best-selling author of The Myths of Innovation A Simple Framework to Make Meaningful Changes In Your Life If you want to upgrade your life, you should start with the actions, thoughts, and words you repeat over and over again. Your Default Settings helps you notice all the negative rhythms that you may be trapped in and gives you a three-step guide to reinventing yourself at home and at work. Why change now? • Most people don't change their default behaviors. When you do, you will stand out more from your peers. • One-time changes will lead to ongoing benefits. • The sooner you make the updates, the sooner you can reap the benefits. --- "Thought-provoking and practical. This book gives you a step-by-step guide to adjust your routine so you can be your best self." – Darin Suthapong, CEO of Indy Dish "I have taught in this realm for the past 15+ years and I'm impressed by Rad's unique approach to describing how to live a purposeful life. Read this book - it contains the formula he has used to defy the odds." – Dr. Jon Porman, Founder and Owner of Legendary Leadership Development (Speaking & Coaching) "Rad helps us evolve from the minimum default settings we inherit to living each day to our fullest." – Dr. Thomas Schildgen, Professor Emeritus, Arizona State University "The simplicity in message and actionable advice is packed to the brim in this book. I've found myself using this framework consistently at least once a day." – Kiran Pathakota, Senior Technical Product Manager at Amazon "There are many challenges faced as we move through our lives, but Rad Wendzich clearly and creatively shows the way you can reset your default responses to life so you can become a truly authentic you! With engaging prose and steps to take to reset your default responses, this book is inspiring and will motivate you to change for the better." – Penny Ann Dolin, Associate Professor of Practice at Arizona State University

Title 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don t Do
Author Amy Morin
Publisher Harper Collins
Release Date 2014-12-23
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9780062358318
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Kick bad mental habits and toughen yourself up."—Inc. Master your mental strength—revolutionary new strategies that work for everyone from homemakers to soldiers and teachers to CEOs. Don’t waste time feeling sorry for yourself Don’t give away your power Don’t shy away from change Don’t focus on things you can’t control Don’t worry about pleasing everyone Don’t fear taking calculated risks Don’t dwell on the past Don’t make the same mistakes over and over Don’t resent other people’s success Don’t give up after the first failure Don’t fear alone time Don’t feel the world owes you anything Don’t expect immediate results

Title Your Fantastic Elastic Brain
Author JoAnn M. Deak
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2010
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 32
ISBN 0982993803
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Introduces the anatomy and functions of the brain; describes how the the brain is able to stretch and grow; and explains how mistakes are an essential part of learning.

Title The Land of Steady Habits
Author Ted Thompson
Publisher Little, Brown
Release Date 2014-03-25
Category Fiction
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9780316215831
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Ted Thompson's shrewdly funny and finely observed novel about a man who must reckon with the high cost of the good life. A major motion picture streaming on Netflix, directed by Nicole Holofcener, and starring Ben Mendelsohn, Edie Falco, and Connie Britton. For Anders Hill, long ensconced in the affluent, insular villages of suburban Connecticut that some call "the land of steady habits," it's finally time to reap the rewards of his sensibly-lived life. Newly retired after decades of doing everything right, Anders finds that the contentment he's been promised is still just out of reach. So he decides he's had enough of stability: he leaves his wife, buys a condo, and waits for freedom to transform him. But as the cheery charade of Christmas approaches, Anders starts to wonder if parachuting out of his old life was the most prudent choice. Stripped of the comforts of his previous identity, Anders turns up at a holiday party full of his ex-wife's friends and is surprised to find that the very world he rejected may be the one he needs the most. Thus Anders embarks on a clumsy, hilarious, and heartbreaking journey to reconcile his past with his present. Reminiscent of the early work of Updike and Cheever, Ted Thompson writes with a striking compassion for his characters and fresh insight into the American tradition of the suburban narrative.

Healthy Habits Suck by Dayna Lee-Baggley

Title Healthy Habits Suck
Author Dayna Lee-Baggley
Publisher New Harbinger Publications
Release Date 2019-07-01
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 184
ISBN 9781684033331
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Salad instead of steak? Working out? Skipping that second beer or glass of wine? Healthy habits are THE WORST. If you’re someone who gets up every morning and can’t wait for your run, considers eating sweet potatoes a splurge, and sets aside thirty minutes before work to meditate—this book isn’t for you. If you’re someone who thinks about getting up to go for a run but goes back to sleep, regrets last night’s dinner of fast food, and can barely get to work on time—let alone meditate—then this book will help you find the motivation you’ve been looking for to live your healthiest life, even when you don’t want to. With this funny, in-your-face guide, you won’t find advice on how to “enjoy” exercise, or tips for making broccoli and kale taste as good as donuts and ice cream. What you will find are solid skills to help you actually do the healthy things you know you should be doing. Using these skills—based in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and neuroscience—you’ll learn to find the motivation you’re really craving to adopt healthy habits, even if they do suck. You’ll also discover how to accept self-criticism, develop self-compassion, and live a more meaningful life. This book not only acknowledges that many healthy habits suck, it uses science to explain why we want the things we want (junk food), crave the things we crave (sugar), and dislike the things we dislike (exercise). At the end, you’ll feel validated in feeling like these things are the absolute worst. But you’ll also find the motivation to do them anyway.