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  • "Resolutions and Resolve"

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    Last New Year's Day, as I was taking down Christmas decorations, I listened to Andrew Mellen's "Unstuff Your Life! Kick the Clutter Habit and Organize Your Life for Good" (2010). I had decided 2013 was the year I would work on organizing my home, starting with holiday lights, ornaments, and decorations. It ended up taking me a week to box it all, but at the beginning of December, I knew it really worked. The house was festive, and thanks to the other tips in that book, it's well on the way to being uncluttered.

    That was such a success, I decided to start 2014 out with another self help book, listening as I put decorations away (just a few hours this year). I chose M J Ryan's "This Year I Will: How To Finally Change A Habit, Keep A Resolution, Or Make A Dream Come True" (2006). I have some habits I'd like to shed, along with a few pounds; some habits I'd like to establish; and a dream or two that's been simmering on the back burner as I dedicated myself to raising kids who are finally old enough to make themselves dinner and get to and from practices.

    "This Year I Will" is a really practical guide to looking at what you would like to do; establishing reachable goals; the methods for reaching those goals; and, most importantly for me, what to do if you fall out of the Keebler Elf Tree House and eat a cookie or five. Ryan talks about how to handle temporary setbacks without turning them into permanent failures. She also discusses different motivations, and why what works for some (a reward or treat) isn't necessarily going to work for people who are motivated by other factors, like the joy of competition.

    I'm very hopeful that the techniques I learned listening to this book will work for me.

    Ryan narrated the book, and I liked her voice. The production quality was a little rough and it could have used an audio proof listen - but it didn't distract from the message.

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    This Year I Will: How to Finally Change a Habit, Keep a Resolution, or Make a Dream Come True

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    Why do people find it so hard to change? The secret is that everyone has their own formula for making changes that stick, but most people don't know what theirs is. They think there is one way to lose five pounds, and another way to stay on top of their e-mail, but they don't realize that for all changes, there is one system that works best for each individual.

    Jim Koch says: "Great content. Poor audio"
  • "To Tell You the Truth . . . (not so..."

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    According to Pamela Meyer each person, on average, is subject to 200 lies - a day. I was astounded – I don’t see 200 people a day. Some days, I only see my family and my co-workers in the small branch office I work at.

    Where are the lies? I started thinking about it: it happens when several of my Facebook friends ask to “Add my birthday.” They’ve been duped by an advertiser seeking personal information, and it gets passed along. The lies are in the ads I get to enlarge a certain body part. The products can’t work – I don’t even have the requisite body part. The lies are on CNN, Fox News, during interviews of people later found guilty of horrible crimes. And there are white lies I hear, when I ask my son or daughter how school was, and they say “fine” to deflect me from asking about an Algebra or Physics test they may have tanked. Sometimes, I’ll never find out things weren’t really “fine” – the test turned out well, and I’ll chalk the crankiness caused by stress for teenage hormones.

    People lie, and Meyer’s book is a great guideline for realizing when that happens. I am a litigator, and I learned a lot of the techniques she outlines by years of experience. For example, if someone uses the phrase “To tell you the truth,” what comes out next usually isn’t the truth. It might have a little bit of truth, someplace, but it might be a complete fabrication. If someone smirks while testifying, they are lying and expect a judge or jury is too stupid to catch it.

    I wish this book had been available 20 years ago.

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    Liespotting: Proven Techniques to Detect Deception

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    • By Pamela Meyer
    • Narrated By Karen Saltus
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    People - friends, family members, work colleagues, salespeople - lie to us all the time. Daily, hourly, constantly. None of us is immune, and all of us are victims. According to studies by several different researchers, most of us encounter nearly 200 lies a day. Now there’s something we can do about it. Liespotting links three disciplines - facial recognition training, interrogation training, and a comprehensive survey of research in the field - into a specialized body of information developed specifically to help business leaders detect deception....

    Thomas says: "The Book is a Lie"
  • "Pragmatic and Helpful"

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    [Review includes Table of Contents]

    There are so many ways people can be covertly aggressive. I had a coworker once that hid one or three of my files at a time, sometimes for a few days - and sometimes for months. I thought I was losing my my organizational abilities and maybe my mind, until someone found my files in her office, hidden at the bottom of a pile of her own files. I confronted her, and she laughed it off, claiming it was an accident. Yeah, right. I spent the next 18 months I worked with her, periodically inventorying my files to make sure no more "unfortunate misfiles". There were, of course, along with a bunch of other "problems" that miraculously ended when I stopped working with her.

    George K. Simon, Jr.'s, PhD's "In Sheep's Clothing: Understanding and Dealing with Manipulative People" (1996, 2010) describes what this person was: covertly aggressive. The first part of the book explains why someone might behave this way. One explanation is what Simon calls a character defect, such as psychopathy. The DSM-V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Ed. 2013) uses the diagnosis 'Antisocial Personality Disorder', but I think Simon's use of 'defect' is more apt because a defect implies a permanent flaw which might be hidden, but cannot be fixed. Another reason someone might be manipulative/covertly aggressive is Narcissistic Personality Disorder, another DSM-V disorder, although that can be treated.

    Regardless of the reason a person is manipulative, Simon emphasizes that in order to prevent being manipulated, boundaries must be firmly established and maintained. Someone who is empathetic, especially overly empathetic (Simon uses the out-of-favor term neurotic) is much more at risk for being played, because an empathetic person attributes mental disorders to bad nurturing and circumstances. Simon addresses manipulative children and teenagers, but I don't agree that this indicates mental disorder, since all kids are manipulative to some extent. The guidelines he suggests are applicable for normal childhood and teen stages of development, though.

    The book has a definite academic bent which makes it stronger than pop psychology books that are long on anecdotes and short on explanations. And I don't know why the person I worked with was the way she was - but now I know I handled the situation the best way I could have.

    But Audible, Audible, Audible - why no Table of Contents? It would be so helpful with this book. Here it is (with thanks to Amazon): PART I. Understanding Manipulative Personalities. Introduction: Covert Aggression: The Heart of Manipulation; Chapter 1. Aggressive and Covert-Aggressive Personalities; Chapter 2. The Determination to Win; Chapter 3. The Unbridled Quest for Power; Chapter 4. The Penchant for Deception and Seduction; Chapter 5. Fighting Dirty; Chapter 6. The Impaired Conscience; Chapter 7. Abusive, Manipulative Relationships; Chapter 8. The Manipulative Child; PART II. Dealing Effectively with Manipulative People. Chapter 9. Recognizing the Tactics of Manipulation and Control; Chapter 10. Redefining the Terms of Engagement; Epilogue.

    I had a problem with Kevin Foley's narration - he was the audio doppelgänger to a narrator of a 1950's Army training film on surviving a nuclear bombs that I watched in basic training. I spent the first hour of the book wondering if at some point I'd be told to turn away from the flash and lie flat on the ground. I was able to listen past the association, and I'm sure other people will like the narration better than I was able to.

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    In Sheep's Clothing: Understanding and Dealing with Manipulative People

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    Dr. George K. Simon knows how people push your buttons: your children---especially teens---are experts at it, as is your mate. A coworker may quietly undermine your efforts while professing to be helpful, or your boss may prey on your weaknesses. Manipulative people have two goals: to win and to look good doing it.

    Nathan says: "A Must Read Primer on Manipulation"
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  • The Genie Within: Your Subconscious Mind - How It Works and How to Use It

    "Fast, Clean, Effective explanation and techniques"

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    This is the best explanation so far of the subconscious mind - and the induction techniques are quick and work well. Very useful.

    As the author says, he has done a lot of research, reading, and practicing of other people's methods and has distilled the best of what he's learned into one book.

    The techniques here are useful for many interests, not just to program our subconscious, but this would be very handy for people interested in remote viewing or out of body experiences. Or, for people interested in improving their athletic performance, studying, work, confidence, memory . . . there are all kinds of applications for this.

    I have bought other Audible books related to meditation, the brain, and consciousness, and while I do appreciate them and the other author's works, this one book would have saved me a lot of time since it just gets to the point and gets the job done.

    The explanations make it so understandable and possible and real too.

  • Exploring the Fifth Dimension: Parallel Universes, Teleportation, and Out of Body Travel

    "Comprehensive review and explanation of psi"

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    This is an interesting book, somewhat similar to other books that include past lives, Near Death Experiences, Out of Body experiences, descriptions of the astral and beyond, karma, universal laws, auras, and pretty much anything that a skeptical materialist "pure" scientist wouldn't deign to investigate.

    The teleportation portion is fascinating. The description one person made before teleporting of sensing the vast connective net all around made me recall another description in another Audible book of a person describing the same type of net and sense of Oneness as well as in other previously read descriptions of something called Indra's Net. It is interesting to read various authors, who are writing about paranormal experiences, and see strong similarities between their own or their subjects' experiences.

    Each chapter has its own focus, and after describing and explaining and sharing the concept and experiences the author has had of a particular paranormal experience, he is kind and generous enough to share the wording of a self-hypnosis session that the "reader" or Audible listener can use to create their own session. In the wording, there are also suggestions to use New Age music to fill the silent pauses, such as "play New Age music for 3 minutes" before saying the next phrase. I think it is very thoughtful of Dr. Goldberg to supply the wording for the do-it-yourself readers. I'd read a snarky review about the "play New Age music . . . " phrase and just want to offer my opinion that it was a nice extra added to the already substantially informative book.

    For those who don't want to create their own hypnotic sessions, there are some already made by Dr. Goldberg at his website. (Which needs to be updated - it still offers cassette tapes!) It's a good thing the actual hypnotic sessions aren't included within the book since many people listen to Audible books while doing things . . . like driving. I've bought some of the hypnotic sessions done by Dr. Goldberg and they are good - found them at the mp3 section of Amazon as a download.

    The narrator was just okay. Too many words were mispronounced and after a while it was a little annoying. Didn't anybody listen to this book before it was made available or wasn't there an editor or producer who paid attention to this? Doesn't the reader have a dictionary? Has he honestly never heard these words before?

    The information is good - some new and unique information to me - and I've read a lot of books in this area.

  • Horses Never Lie, 2nd Edition: The Heart of Passive Leadership

    "Horses recommend Mark Rashid's books . . . . ;-))"

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    Mark Rashid's book is a series of horse training stories. Or, is that human training stories? Because, after all, many of the experiences he shares are really about changing the way people interact with their horses.

    We could all go through life learning from our mistakes, or we can save a lot of time and learn from other people's mistakes as well. When I listen to the stories told by horse or dog trainers, and watch them help people change their own behavior in order to improve their relationship with their animals, I often see myself in the people behing helped. Thus, I have been able to make my own animals' lives better by learning from such stories.

    Mark Rashid's stories help me and my horses, and the thread running through his stories is one of calm and perceptiveness.

    Just a simple mention of a horse's need to decompress in new surroundings helped me out this week after I moved the round pen and a normally calm unflappable horse was not paying attention. I realized we weren't going to "learn" anything while the horse was busy adjusting to the new sights, so left her in the round pen to calm down and adjust, and we could do training stuff the next time, or the next after that if that's what she needed.

    This book is inspirational and can be life changing. I like the way some stories were about paying attention to the horse's feelings and input. Especially the one about the horse Buck, who should have been paid attention to when they were looking for the lost gelding.

    Because this is a 2nd Edition book, there are interesting notes and commentary made by Mark Rashid at the end of various chapters, as it is evident he is also growing, evolving and changing. He makes relevant comments about the chapter we just heard from his perspective looking back over time.

    The narrator was pretty good, although he pronounced the words "longe" and "dressage" in interesting ways. Maybe they are pronounced that way in various regions. Or maybe he isn't a horse person.

    I highly recommend Mark Rashid's books to horse people - and horses probably would too if they could talk out loud.

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I work to keep my reviews free of plot spoilers. I hate reviews that tell you the whole story. That said, I do love reading reviews!

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    The stories of survival and how to survive in all sorts of situations were engaging and powerful. Thanks to this book I view choices I make very differently. I approach how I pick my seats on an air plane in a very new light. I travel awake and alert. I am aware of silly errors that can cause terrible outcomes. An eyeopener that sticks with you. Highly recommended reading.

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    The Survivors Club: The Secrets and Science that Could Save Your Life

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    We are a nation battered every day by stories about horrific calamities, tragic events, frightening statistics. Inevitably our thoughts turn personal and we wonder if we have what it takes to get through the worst thrown our way. While there are plenty of books about coping with adversity, it isn't until now, with The Survivors Club, that we discover the human factors that determine survival.

    Andy says: "a how to guide to survival when bad things happen"

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    Adam says: "Bring clarity and strategy to your life!"
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    The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness

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    Gladis says: "Awesome advise"
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UNABRIDGED) by Peter C. Brown Narrated by Qarie Marshall

    Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning

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  • The 48 Laws of Power (






ABRIDGED) by Robert Greene Narrated by Don Leslie

    The 48 Laws of Power

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    Ricardo L. says: "Not a how to guide .."
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UNABRIDGED) by Janet Evans Narrated by Chris Brinkley

    Dog Lover's Guide to Terriers: Ultimate Guide to the Terrier World

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 19 mins)
    • By Janet Evans
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    Terriers can bring quite a lot of fun into the lives of their owners. Terriers have various temperaments and can be so brave yet so adorable. Though they have an attitude at times, they can be trained, and each breed has their own temperament. With the Dog Lover's Guide to Terriers: Ultimate Guide to the Terrier World, it will tell you more about terriers and will help you choose the right terrier for you and your home.

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UNABRIDGED) by Janet Evans Narrated by Chris Brinkley

    Dog Breeding Guide: The Complete Guide to Dog Breeding Exposed

    • UNABRIDGED (51 mins)
    • By Janet Evans
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  • What's Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done (






UNABRIDGED) by Matthew Perman Narrated by Matthew Perman

    What's Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Matthew Perman
    • Narrated By Matthew Perman
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  • Build a Brilliant Bug-out Bag and Beyond!: Essential Prepper's Kit to Keep Your Family Alive After a Disaster (






UNABRIDGED) by Zac Lasson Narrated by Jason P. Hilton

    Build a Brilliant Bug-out Bag and Beyond!: Essential Prepper's Kit to Keep Your Family Alive After a Disaster

    • UNABRIDGED (35 mins)
    • By Zac Lasson
    • Narrated By Jason P. Hilton
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  • Stop Procrastinating: 9 Simple Habits Step by Step: How to Regain Control of Your Time and Your Life in One Fun Filled Week (






UNABRIDGED) by Grace Stevens Narrated by Kelly Thompson

    Stop Procrastinating: 9 Simple Habits Step by Step: How to Regain Control of Your Time and Your Life in One Fun Filled Week

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 24 mins)
    • By Grace Stevens
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  • The 10 Habits of Highly Successful Women (






UNABRIDGED) by Glynnis MacNicol, Rachel Sklar Narrated by Laural Merlington

    The 10 Habits of Highly Successful Women

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Glynnis MacNicol, Rachel Sklar
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington
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    The 10 Habits of Highly Successful Women is a collection of essays revealing the secret career habits and hard-won wisdom of a diverse group of accomplished women, selected by Rachel Sklar and Glynnis MacNicol, co-founders of TheLi.st, the well-known network dedicated to elevating professional women. Perhaps no group has experienced more upheaval in the last few decades than working women.

  • Anxiety Management and Stress Relief: An in Depth Guide on How to Overcome Anxiety, Stress, and Depression in Your Life (






UNABRIDGED) by David Green Narrated by Frank George

    Anxiety Management and Stress Relief: An in Depth Guide on How to Overcome Anxiety, Stress, and Depression in Your Life

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 19 mins)
    • By David Green
    • Narrated By Frank George
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  • Car Talk, Foreign Accent Syndrome, August 23, 2014  by Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi Narrated by Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi

    Car Talk, Foreign Accent Syndrome, August 23, 2014

    • ORIGINAL (53 mins)
    • By Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
    • Narrated By Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
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    This week on Car Talk, a Massachusetts man begins speaking with a French accent after an accident. Thus we are introduced to Foreign Accent Syndrome, a neurological oddity which Tommy will be happy to explain, if he can ever stop laughing. Elsewhere, what goes in, must come out—unless "it" is a piece of the Berlin Wall, stuffed into the trunk of a BMW. A few thousand miles away, John is having the opposite problem—his Bronco's dipstick refuses to stay in. Also, should Julie fess up about her fender bender in the family van? And, Crystie dropped a nail into her gas tank, and is worried about an explosion. Her mechanic and the Chevy dealer refuse to take her seriously—and she thinks Tom and Ray will? Find out, this week on Car Talk.