Nutrition is more than the food on your plate. Have you ever promised yourself you'd make better dietary choices tomorrow, only to find yourself stuck in the same routine patterns day in and day out? Have you considered that the way you eat is just part of the picture? While food is critically important, it is secondary to the area of primary food - loving our lives, moving our bodies, having meaningful careers, and embracing the things that feed us on mental, emotional, psychological, and spiritual levels.
"great recommendation for primary food "
Alan S. Blinder - esteemed Princeton professor, Wall Street Journal columnist, and former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board under Alan Greenspan - is one of our wisest and most clear-eyed economic thinkers. In After the Music Stopped, he delivers a masterful narrative of how the worst economic crisis in postwar American history happened, what the government did to fight it, and what we must do to recover from it.
"One of the best books on the Financial Crisis"
Witty, romantic and insightful, this novel retells the love affair at the heart of Jane Austen's Persuasion from the perspective of the suitor--Captain Wentworth. Written in the language of the era, Captain Wentworth's Persuasion re-creates the original style, themes and sardonic humor of Jane Austen's novel while turning the entire tale on its head in a most engaging fashion. Listeners hear Captain Wentworth's side of this tangled story while gazing into his thoughts and emotions.
"Wanted to like it"
Misfit Jeremiah Rodgers, 21, and racist devil worshipper Jonathan Lawrence, 23, were serving time for petty crimes when they met in a Florida penal-system mental hospital. A friendship grew from their shared lust for sadistic brutality, and once released they teamed up to hunt human prey. In March 1998, in Pensacola, Florida, while quietly watching TV, Leighton Smitherman was shot in the back by assailants hiding outside his home.
The volume gathers together fifty-five stories, from "Armistice" (1940) to "Alma Redeemed" (1984), and including the immortal stories from The Magic Barrel and the vivid depictions of the unforgettable Fidelman. It is a varied and generous collection of great examples of the modern short story, which Malamud perfected, and an ideal introduction to the work of this great American writer.
"New Lesson: Audible Is NOT for Short Stories"
Wayfinding is the ancient seafaring art of navigating according to the natural signs. As a self-help philosophy, Wayfinding means being aware of our environment and our responses to outside stimuli. It also means learning about the environment for which we evolved, and how it differs from the environment in which we live. Wayfinding is not a destination. It is a neverending journey. It doesn't have to be yours; it is simply a description of the path that I am on, with all my bumbling and lack of expertise on full display.
I've blogged about my fitness routine, and readers have asked for me to go into more detail about how I have gotten in shape and how I maintain that shape. This work is the result of those requests. It is full of controversial claims, so be warned. I truly believe that if people follow the handful of principles in this short read, they will improve their health and change their lives.
Extraordinary Outcomes presents an innovative approach to thinking and planning, giving leaders a playbook for dealing with uncertainty. Written by internationally recognized authorities on problem solving and creativity in organizations, this audiobook provides an alternative outlook on business strategy and people management for leaders navigating uncertain waters, where the future is anything but guaranteed.
"Cover design is the best part"
In part one of this series, we looked at a series of experiments that called into question the concept of free will. Here, we confront that idea more directly, and the exploration reveals a path whereby we might gain more control over our lives. At the same time, the adventure with Billy continues as the boat breaks down and Douglas and I find ourselves marooned on a strange island in the middle of nowhere.
A shocking discovery in Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity proves to be a curious keystone in the author's quest to piece together his identity in one of the most broken parts of the world. Exploring at least five centuries and traveling between four continents, traditions, and taboos, all while applying journalistic rigor and heartfelt charm to a string of mysteries and revelations, the author finds family and connection in the chaos of his - and history's - tangled strangeness.
Much of our thinking happens in what is colloquially referred to as our "Lizard Brain." But what does this mean? How do lizards see the world? How do they think? Answering these questions is a crucial step toward understanding how we think, making better decisions, and Wayfinding toward happiness and emotional growth. Join me as we continue this story of self-exploration, and as I take you back to the first sailboat I ever climbed aboard, and how it nearly killed me.
In part 6 of this series, I tackle depression, its origins, and techniques for dealing with both it and anxiety.
In part five of this series, we take a step back from examples of the struggles we face and solutions for conquering those struggles and delve deeper into the two levels of thought that are often in conflict. We look at the consciousness and subconsciousness and how the two are in dialog with one another. More importantly, we examine how the consciousness likely formed, and how its adaptation may have been for a different purpose entirely.
By day, Sam Smithers was a deacon of his church in Tampa, Florida. But by night, he was a serial killer, who picked up prostitutes and brutally murdered them. This is the story of one man's twisted, double life.
"Preacher, burn this book!"
From the author of the award-winning Kindle single, Cornbread, comes a story about Cumberland Bixby, a minor league baseball player turned B-list actor who wakes up on his 34th birthday to find he's been dead for nearly nine hours. Seeking answers, Cumberland crisscrosses Manhattan on foot, his last glimpses of the city disappearing behind him. Happy Birthday, Cumberland Bixby is a story about life and death in the era of self-promotion, and what it means to be truly seen.
Jeremy Corbin and Jacqueline Walls lead a calm life in a New Jersey suburb, then one day everything changes. Eytan Morgenstern returns to save them, and this improbable team must take on the Consortium, leading them on an epic journey from London to Tel Aviv, from the Polish forests to Manhattan high-rises, from the shameful past to the threatening future.
Are Hitler's atrocities really over? For depressive Wall Street trader Jeremy Corbin, absolute truths become undeniable lies overnight. He finds out his long-lost father is dead, he discovers his boss's real identity, and he ends up boarding a plane to Zurich. He has a Nazi medallion in his pocket, a hot CIA bodyguard next to him, and a clearly dangerous Mossad agent on his tail. What was his father investigating? Why was his mother assassinated? Why are unknown sides fighting over him with automatic weapons?
Can a lone man stop mass destruction looming from the past? Reporter Branislav Poborsky is running away from a bad marriage, when he witnesses the Czech army covering up the extermination of an entire village. Saved in extremis by the gentle-giant Mossad agent Eytan Morgenstern, he is thrown into a troubling race to defuse a larger-than-life conspiracy. After Eytan’s mentor is kidnapped, he must join forces with his arch-rival to put an end to a mysterious group that has weapons of mass destruction.
In a world where vampires have taken every humble chapel, defiled every grand cathedral, subdued most nations, and treated every human as cattle, Dumas’ hero musketeers rise to a greater challenge than they ever met in their original adventures. Under the name of Athos, Raphael, Count de La Fere, has spent a decade fighting vampires in the king’s musketeers. He never expected to see his wife again - he’d discovered Charlotte was a vampiric servant, hanged, and left her for dead 10 years before - yet it is she who turns Athos into a vampire.
"Definitely An Interesting Book To Listen To"
In a world no more than a whisper away from our own, the Islands of Grand Britannia have been reduced by the ancient Plague Wars to a land of deep forests and a handful of small cities, governed by a powerful totalitarian Authority, based in the central city of Londonborough. Chad Mundy, a young teacher is sent to the remote city of Petra Dumnoniorum, to replace a colleague believed to have committed suicide. It soon becomes evident that there are darker, more sinister secrets locked up in the claustrophobic world of the Academy.