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Don't hate, meditate! : 5 easy practices to get you through the hard sh*t (and into the good) / Monahan, Megan
Do not hate, meditate! :
"This modern guide to meditation from instructor Megan Monahan takes readers beyond empty Instagram truisms to the simple yet effective ways to "meditate their way through the bad shit and into the good shit." With a fresh voice and perspective, Monahan presents a set of tools grounded in a meditation technique that is impossible to screw up"--Provided by publisher.

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Everything is f*cked : a book about hope / Manson, Mark
Everything is fucked
"We live in an interesting time. Materially, everything is the best it's ever been--we are freer, healthier and wealthier than any people in human history. Yet, somehow everything seems to be irreparably and horribly f*cked--the planet is warming, governments are failing, economies are collapsing, and everyone is perpetually offended on Twitter. At this moment in history, when we have access to technology, education and communication our ancestors couldn't even dream of, so many of us come back to an overriding feeling of hopelessness. What's going on? If anyone can put a name to our current malaise and help fix it, it's Mark Manson. Manson turns his gaze from the inevitable flaws within each individual self to the endless calamities taking place in the world around us. Drawing from the pool of psychological research on these topics, as well as the timeless wisdom of philosophers such as Plato, Nietzsche, and Tom Waits, he dissects religion and politics and the uncomfortable ways they have come to resemble one another. He looks at our relationships with money, entertainment and the internet, and how too much of a good thing can psychologically eat us alive. He openly defies our definitions of faith, happiness, freedom--and even of hope itself. With his usual mix of erudition and where-the-f*ck-did-that-come-from humor, Manson takes us by the collar and challenges us to be more honest with ourselves and connected with the world in ways we probably haven't considered before. It's another counterintuitive romp through the pain in our hearts and the stress of our soul. One of the great modern writers has produced another book that will set the agenda for years to come"--from book cover.

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I want to concentrate : improve focus and achieve more / Griffey, Harriet
Concentrate
To be able to concentrate is the key to better focus and achieving more, but in our 24/7 constantly switched-on environment, it's not always easy. A relentless barrage of external interruptions, combined with internal preoccupations, can make it increasingly difficult to concentrate. Harriet Griffey examines why it's important and what gets in the way of our concentration, while offering practical information, pointers and ideas on how to regain control over the chattering monkeys in our heads and our lives. If you want to concentrate better and benefit from its positive affect on your work and personal life, I Want to Concentrate will help you get back into the habit, improving relationships and reducing stress along the way.



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Once more we saw stars / Greene, Jayson

Audiobooks.
Autobiographies.
Bereavement -- Psychological aspects
Children -- Death -- Psychological aspects
Parental grief
Greene, Jayson -- Family.

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Once more we saw stars / Greene, Jayson

"Two-year-old Greta Greene was sitting with her grandmother on a park bench on the Upper West Side of Manhattan when a brick crumbled from a windowsill overhead, striking her unconscious. She is immediately rushed to the hospital. Once More We Saw Stars begins with this event, leading the reader into the unimaginable. But although it begins with the anguish Jayson and his wife Stacy confront in the wake of their daughter's trauma and the hours leading up to her death, it quickly becomes a narrative that is as much about hope and healing as it is about grief and loss. Jayson recognizes, even in the very midst of his ordeal, that there will be a life for him beyond it--that if only he can continue moving forward, from one moment to the next, he will survive what seems un-survivable. With raw honesty, deep emotion, and exquisite tenderness, he captures both the fragility of life and absoluteness of death, and most important of all, the unconquerable power of love. This is an unforgettable memoir of courage and transformation - and a book that will change the way you look at the world"--Provided by publisher.