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The emotional lives of teenagers : raising connected, capable, and compassionate adolescents / Damour, Lisa

"An urgently needed guide to help parents understand their teenagers' emotional highs and lows-and how to support their sons and daughters through this critical development stage-from the New York Times bestselling author of Untangled and Under Pressure. In teenagers, powerful emotions are the rule, not the exception. Unfortunately, many of today's parents now regard their teens' negative feelings as disruptive, dangerous, or diagnosable, thanks to the rise of the wellness industry and the widespread use of psychotropic drugs. To make matters worse, the global pandemic, academic pressure, social media stress, and a bleak environmental future have left today's teenagers feeling overwhelmed. Parents who read this book will learn: a teenager's mental health isn't just about "feeling good," it's about having the appropriate feelings at the appropriate time. Parents can help their teens regulate those feelings to avoid emotional floods. strategies to keep teens from being overwhelmed by their emotions, so that kids aren't at the mercy of their moods how to connect with their teens to facilitate open, honest conversations how to deal with their teens' arguments, risk taking, romance, friendships, social media, and much more With concrete, relatable explanations embedded in vibrant, real-life anecdotes, The Emotional Lives of Teenagers gives parents the science-based information they need to guide their teens through a challenging developmental phase during challenging times"--Provided by publisher.

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A woman's guide to claiming space : stand tall, raise your voice, be heard / Vancort, Eliza.

Self-actualization (Psychology) in women
Women -- Life skills guides

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The perfectionist's guide to losing control : a path to peace and power / Schafler, Katherine Morgan.

An invitation to every "recovering perfectionist" to challenge the way they look at perfectionism, and the way they look at themselves. We've been looking at perfectionism all wrong. Katherine Morgan Schafler argues that you don't have to stop being a perfectionist to be healthy. For women who are sick of being given the generic advice to "find balance," a new approach has arrived. Which of the five types of perfectionist are you? Classic, intense, Parisian, messy, or procrastinator? As you identify your unique perfectionist profile, you'll learn how to manage each form of perfectionism to work for you, not against you. Beyond managing it, you'll learn how to embrace and even enjoy your perfectionism. This book is a call for all women to dare to want more without feeling greedy or ungrateful.

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Emotional labor : the invisible work shaping our lives and how to claim our power / Hackman, Rose.

A foray into the invisible, uncompensated work women perform every day 'Emotional labor.' The term might sound familiar. . .but what does it mean exactly? Initially used to describe the unnamed yet crucial labor flight attendants did to make guests feel welcomed and safe, the phrase has burst into the national lexicon in recent years. The examples, whispered among friends and posted online, are endless. A woman is tasked with organizing family functions, even without volunteering. A stranger insists you 'smile more,' even as you navigate a high stress environment or grating commute. Emotional labor is essential to our society and economy, but it's so often invisible. Many are asked to perform exhausting, draining work at no extra cost. Rose Hackman traces the history of the term and exposes common manifestations of the phenomenon. She describes the many ways women and girls are forced to edit the expressions of their emotions to accommodate and elevate the emotions of others. But Hackman doesn't simply diagnose a problem-she empowers us to combat patriarchy and forge pathways for radical evolution, justice, and change.

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What's your grief? : lists to help you through any loss / Haley, Eleanor.

"A collection of lists intended to help readers understand and cope with all forms of grief and loss"--Provided by publisher.

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Every family has a story : how we inherit love and loss / Samuel, Julia

"Why do some families thrive in adversity while others fragment? How can families weather difficult transitions together? Why do our families so often exasperate us? And how can even small changes greatly improve our relationships? In Every Family Has a Story, bestselling psychotherapist Julia Samuel turns from her acclaimed work with individuals to draw on her sessions with a wide variety of families, across multiple generations. Through eight beautifully told and insightful case studies, she analyzes a range of common issues, from loss to leaving home, and from separation to step-relationships, and shows how much is, in fact, inherited -- and how much can be healed when it is faced together. Exploring the relationships that both touch us most and hurt us most, including the often under-appreciated impact of grandparents and siblings, and incorporating the latest academic research, she offers wisdom that is applicable to us all. Her twelve touchstones for family well-being -- from fighting productively to making time for rituals -- provide us with the tools to improve our relationships, and to create the families we wish for. This is a moving and reassuring meditation that, amid trauma and hardship, tells unforgettable stories of forgiveness, hope and love."--Publisher.

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The well-lived life : a 102-year-old doctor's six secrets to health and happiness at every age / Mcgarey, Gladys

"Dr. Gladys McGarey, the mother of holistic medicine (she actually coined the term "holistic medicine" herself!) and a still-practicing doctor at 102, reveals her powerful secrets for how to live with joy, vitality, and purpose at any age in THE WELL-LIVED LIFE. Unlike the $58.5 billion dollar "anti-aging" industry that constantly encourages people to be critical of their aging bodies and to fight the natural process of getting older, Dr. Gladys shares her vision of "aging into health." Our limited view of medicine often splits people into a set of systems and symptoms, attempting to kill off whatever seems to be causing the problem. On these pages, Dr. McGarey shares her six secrets to living a full, healthy happy life, sharing how these principles manifest medically, emotionally, and spiritually in our lives, including: Spending energy wildly to generate new energy Moving spiritually to help let go of trauma and other roadblocks Finding the everyday "juice" that helps you stay oriented in your life's purpose Building a community that's meaningful to you Discovering the deep learnings that come from pain and setbacks Loving yourself into healing"--Provided by publisher.

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Superaging : getting older without getting old / Cravit, David.

Get older without getting old! Welcome to the dazzling new world of SuperAging, where everything you've been taught about aging is challenged. Getting older does not need to mean the end of accomplishment and growth. For SuperAgers, the period after age sixty-five can be one of the most productive and fulfilling times of life. SuperAging is already a reality for millions. But the science, business, and culture of aging have changed at such a rapid pace that they can be hard to keep up with. That's where authors David Cravit and Larry Wolf can help. They've broken SuperAging down into seven simple components-Attitude, Awareness, Activity, Autonomy, Achievement, Attachment, and Avoidance-and in this groundbreaking book, they show how you can put these forces to work in your own life. From taking control of your health and health care to revolutionary ways of thinking about retirement, money, housing, and even relationships, you'll discover how to make your seventies, eighties, nineties, and beyond some of the best years of your life. Why settle for getting old when you can thrive?