The Blue Zones, Second Edition

9 Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest

Author: Dan Buettner

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426209495

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

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Since publishing his bestselling The Blue Zones, longevity expert and National Geographic Explorer Dan Buettner has discovered a new Blue Zone and launched a major public health initiative to transform cities based on principles from this book. The Blue Zones, Second Edition is completely updated and expands his bestselling classic on longevity, drawing on his research from extraordinarily long-lived communities--Blue Zones--around the globe to highlight the lifestyle, diet, outlook, and stress-coping practices that will add years to your life and life to your years. The new Blue Zone is Ikaria, Greece, where strong, sweet wine, family, and a Mediterranean diet all play a role in longer life. Also new in this book is a reading group guide, designed for groups to read about, discuss, and implement many of the simple changes advocated for better health. A long, healthy life is no accident. It begins with good genes, but it also depends on good habits. If you adopt the right lifestyle, experts say, chances are you may live up to a decade longer. Buettner has led teams of researchers across the globe--from Costa Rica to Sardinia, Italy, to Okinawa, Japan and beyond--to uncover the secrets of Blue Zones. He found that the recipe for longevity is deeply intertwined with community, lifestyle, and spirituality. People live longer and healthier by embracing a few simple but powerful habits, and by creating the right community around themselves. In The Blue Zones, Second Edition, Buettner has blended his lifestyle formula with the latest longevity research to inspire lasting, behavioral change and add years to your life. Region by region, Buettner reveals the "secrets" of longevity through stories of his travels and interviews with some of the most remarkable--and happily long-living people on the planet. It's not coincidence that the way they eat, interact with each other, shed stress, heal themselves, avoid disease, and view their world yield them more good years of life. Buettner's easy to follow "best practices" and list of healthy lifestyle choices from the Blue Zones will empower readers to live longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives.
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The Blue Zones

Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest

Author: Dan Buettner

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426207556

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

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An expert on human longevity reveals the sometimes unusual but effective secrets of diet, behavior, fitness, and attitude collected from long-lived communities around the world, revealing the critical everyday lifestyle choices and behavior that correspond to a longer, healthier life. Reprint.
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Iss dich jung

Wissenschaftlich erprobte Ernährung für ein gesundes und langes Leben - Die Longevità-Diät

Author: Prof. Dr. Valter Longo

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641215927

Category: Cooking

Page: 384

View: 6990

Altersforscher Prof. Dr. Valter Longo gibt zum ersten Mal einen umfassenden Überblick über seine bahnbrechenden Forschungsergebnisse, wie man mit der richtigen Ernährung ein gesundes langes Leben erreicht. Er zeigt, wie man Bauchfett reduzieren, körperlich jünger werden und damit das Risiko für Krebs, Herz-Kreislauf-Erkrankungen, Diabetes und Alzheimer senken kann. Außerdem erläutert er die positiven Effekte von Fastenphasen. Seine Longevità-Diät nutzt die heilende Wirkung der Nahrung und revolutioniert unser Verhältnis zum Essen.
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The Blue Zones Solution

Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People

Author: Dan Buettner

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426211937

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

View: 7106

In this groundbreaking book, Dan Buettner reveals how to transform your health using smart eating and lifestyle habits gleaned from new research on the diets, eating habits, and lifestyle practices of the communities he's identified as "Blue Zones"—those places with the world's longest-lived, and thus healthiest, people, including locations such as Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula; Ikaria, Greece; and Loma Linda, California. With the audacious belief that the lifestyles of the world's Blue Zones could be adapted and replicated in towns across North America, Buettner launched the largest preventive health care project in the United States, The Blue Zones City Makeovers, which has impacted the health of millions of Americans since 2009. In The Blue Zones Solution, readers can be inspired by the specific stories of the people, foods, and routines of our healthy elders; understand the role community, family, and naturally healthy habits can play in improving our diet and health; and learn the exact foods—including the 50 superfoods of longevity and dozens of recipes adapted for Western tastes and markets—that offer delicious ways to eat your way to optimum health. Throughout the book are lifestyle recommendations, checklists, and stories to help you create your own personal Blue Zones solution. Readers will learn and apply the 80/20 rule, the plant slant diet, social aspects of eating that lead to weight loss and great health naturally, cultivating your "tribe" of friends and family, and your greater purpose as part of your daily routine. Filled with moving personal stories, delicious recipes, checklists, and useful tips that will transform any home into a miniature blue zone, The Blue Zones Solution is the ultimate blueprint for a healthy, happy life. From the Hardcover edition.
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Thrive

Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way

Author: Dan Buettner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1426206704

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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What makes us happy? It's not wealth, youth, beauty, or intelligence, says Dan Buettner. In fact, most of us have the keys within our grasp. Circling the globe to study the world's happiest populations, Buettner has spotted several common principles that can unlock the doors to true contentment with our lives. Working with leading researchers, Buettner identifies the happiest region on each of four continents. He explores why these populations say they are happier than anyone else, and what they can teach the rest of us about finding contentment. His conclusions debunk some commonly believed myths: Are people who have children happier than those who don't? Not necessarily—in Western societies, parenthood actually makes the happiness level drop. Is gender equality a factor? Are the world's happiest places to be found on tropical islands with beautiful beaches? You may be surprised at what Buettner's research indicates. Unraveling the story of each "hotspot" like a good mystery, Buettner reveals how he discovered each location and then travels to meet folks who embody each particular brand of happiness. He introduces content, thriving people in Denmark, in Singapore, in northeastern Mexico, and in a composite "happiest place in America." In addition, he interviews economists, psychologists, sociologists, politicians, writers, and other experts to get at what contributes to each region's happiness, from the Danish concept of hygge, which translates to creating a feeling of coziness, to the Mexican love of a good joke. Buettner's findings result in a credible, cross-cultural formula and a practical plan to help us stack the deck for happiness and get more satisfaction out of life. According to Buettner's advisory team, the average person can control about forty percent of his or her individual happiness by optimizing life choices. These aren't unreasonable demands on a person's lifestyle, and they often require only slight changes. They fall into three categories that make up the way we live our lives: the food we eat, the way we exercise, and the social networks we foster. It's all about nourishing the body and the spirit. Heeding the secrets of the world's happiness all-stars can help us make the right choices to find more contentment in our own lives and learn how to thrive.
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Leben ohne Krankheit

Author: David B. Agus

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492961908

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 400

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Können wir bis ins hohe Alter fit und gesund bleiben? Sind Verfall und Krankheit wirklich unausweichlich? David B. Agus geht diesen fundamentalen Fragen nach und zeigt, wie eine neue Sichtweise auf unsere Gesundheit jedem Einzelnen den Weg ebnet zu jenem bisher unerreichbaren Ziel: einem langen und gesunden Leben. Wider aller herkömmlichen Herangehensweisen plädiert Agus für die "personalisierte Medizin": Jeder Mensch ist anders, jeder Körper muss anders gepflegt und gesund gehalten werden. Mit den Mitteln der modernen Medizin soll jeder seinen Körper "vermessen" und mit den Daten genau jene Verhaltensweisen erarbeiten, die Krankheiten verhindern. Dieses Buch ist auch eine unerschrockene Herrausforderung an jeden von uns: die Verantwortung für die eigene Gesundheit zu übernehmen. Und es ist ein Grundlagenwerk, das unser ganzes Leben verändern wird.
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Black Box

Thriller

Author: Michael Connelly

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426423219

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Michael Connelly feiert 20-jähriges Jubiläum mit seinem Detective Harry Bosch – und beschert Harry die Konfrontation mit einem 20 Jahre alten, ungelösten Fall: Während der Rassenunruhen 1992 in L.A. wurde eine dänische Journalistin brutal ermordet. Doch die Polizei hatte mehr als alle Hände voll zu tun mit Plünderungen und gewalttätigen Auseinandersetzungen in jedem Winkel der Stadt, und der Mord wurde nicht aufgeklärt. 2012 jedoch hat Harry plötzlich eine heiße Spur, und er setzt alles daran, den rätselhaften Fall endlich zu lösen, auch wenn es ihn seinen Job, seinen Ruf oder gar das Leben kosten könnte.
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The Blue Zones of Happiness

Lessons From the World's Happiest People

Author: Dan Buettner

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426218494

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 7534

New York Times best-selling author Dan Buettner reveals the surprising secrets of what makes the world's happiest places—and shows you how to apply these lessons to your own life. In this inspiring guide, you’ll find game-changing tools drawn from global research and expert insights for achieving maximum fulfillment. Along the way, you'll: • Discover the three strands of happiness—pleasure, purpose, and pride—that feature prominently in the world's happiest places. • Take the specially designed Blue Zones Happiness Test to pinpoint areas in your life where you could cultivate greater joy, deeper meaning, and increased satisfaction. • Meet the world's Happiness All-Stars: inspiring individuals from Denmark to the United States who reveal dynamic, practical ways to improve day-to-day living. • Discover specific, science-based strategies for setting up a “life radius” of community, work, home, and self to create healthier, happiness-boosting habits for the long-term.
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Der biologische Unternehmer

Unternehmertum in der Biologie der Alterns

Author: Jochen Röpke

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3734781795

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

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Wir schreiben über einen altbekannten Zusammenhang, jedoch in einer neuen Sichtweise. Der biologische Unternehmer ist unsere Konstruktion. Wir beschreiben das Alltägliche. Der biologische ist der Unternehmer seines Körpers. Er ist Eigentümer seines Körpers. Er gestaltet, irritiert, manipuliert, steuert seinen Körper, fügt ihm Schaden zu, macht ihm Ärger, erfreut ihn. Alles ist in seiner Hand. Er ist Investor in seine Gesundheit. Er kann seinen Körper (noch) nicht neukombinieren. Er ist persönlich verantwortlich für ihn. Er hat sogar sein Altern, den Abbau seiner Funktionstüchtigkeit, unter Kontrolle, in Grenzen. Diese Grenzen gilt es zu erkunden und unternehmerisch zu gestalten.
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Steinalt und Kerngesund

100 Jahre erfüllt leben

Author: Marcus Lauk

Publisher: Draksal Fachverlag

ISBN: 3862431061

Category:

Page: 224

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Wie können wir 100 Jahre erfüllt leben? Um das herauszufinden, machte sich Gesundheitsforscher Marcus Lauk auf die Reise zu den 100-Jährigen dieser Welt. Zurück kam er mit einem Koffer voller Erkenntnisse und praktischer Tipps, die Sie nun in Ihrem Alltag sofort umsetzen können. GANZHEITLICH: Der Lebensstil der gesündesten Menschen der Welt KÖSTLICH: Lebensverlängernde Rezepte für zu Hause WEGWEISEND: Profitieren Sie von den Geheimnissen der 100-Jährigen www.100-jahre-gesund.de "Ich will lange gesund leben - und Sie?" Marcus Lauk, Der Gesundheitsphilosoph
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Saufit

Von einem, der auszog, nie wieder krank zu werden

Author: A. J. Jacobs

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843705321

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 512

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Kurzatmig, moppelig und auf jede Erkältung abonniert - das ist A.J. Jacobs mit 40. Aber so geht das nicht weiter. Innerhalb eines Jahres will er der gesündeste Mensch überhaupt werden. Er joggt barfuß durch den Central Park, isst nur noch rohes Gemüse und sorgt für ein grundsolides Sexleben. Und kaum zu glauben: Der neue A.J. ist schlank und fit und hat eine Menge Spaß dabei. Geht doch! Kurzatmig, moppelig, auf jede Erkältung abonniert und ein bisschen deprimiert - das war der alte A. J. Jacobs. Als ihn eine Lungenentzündung beinahe dahinrafft, macht ihm seine Frau Julie unmissverständlich klar, dass sie nicht als alleinerziehende Witwe enden möchte. A. J. beschließt, seinen Rettungsringen und Alters-Wehwehchen den Kampf anzusagen: Er joggt barfuß durch den Central Park, isst nur noch rohes Gemüse, sorgt für ein grundsolides Sexleben und schläft nachts immer mit Gehörschutz - alles natürlich auf Anraten der besten Ärzte und Wissenschaftler. Julie kann es kaum glauben: Der neue A. J. ist schlank und fit und hat eine Menge Spaß dabei. Geht doch!
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The Charismatic Leader

Author: Suresh Kenkare

Publisher: Leadstart Publishing PvtLtd

ISBN: 9384027731

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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In today’s complex global business scenario, the Charismatic Leader is the organization’s transformation specialist. His holistic quest raises the organization above internal and external complexities to turn in high quality growth balanced by the five existential imensions: Economic, Emotional, Intellectual, Cultural and Spiritual. The end result is far greater than the parts. The harmony of these five dimensions produces the sixth dimension: organic evolution. Charisma, the magnetic spiritual force, is born of the alchemy of Ethos, Pathos, and Logos (in that order). Ethos is what you decide you are about and what you value. It gives you the criteria for making life decisions. Pathos is how you relate to others, and reflects your own personal mastery, derived from deep-rooted beliefs and values. Logos is about your dreams, mission and purpose. The Charismatic Leader is deeply aware of his Inner Self, and divines his own Truths, the substance of divine nature, in his reflection periods. He relentlessly walks the path of those Truths with conscious global mindfulness, focusing on the spirit of Self- Evolution and not the act of walking. You cannot psych yourself into self-compassion or peace of mind. It comes when your life is in harmony with your Truths. A leader’s personal mastery comes from self-awareness and the lifelong process of experiencing and learning.This book is for everyone who wants to transcend into being a Charismatic Leader in the new age. The text supports current trends in leadership towards sustainability, employee engagement, work/life integration, collaboration, coaching, and worldwide connectivity. It is a counter narrative to beliefs of entitlement and self-indulgence at the expense of earned competency. This volume is an excellent reference for leadership courses in uIniversities, for trainers and business leaders, as well as for the young reader in search of greater self-awareness. I particularly liked [the]emphasis on… self-management over dependence, inspiration over autocratic leadership, spiritual awareness over constant electronic stimulus without introspection, and a focus outward to serving others over short term gains.
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The Aging Networks, 8th Edition

A Guide to Programs and Services

Author: Kelly Niles-Yokum, PhD, MPA,Donna L. Wagner, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826196616

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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"The eighth edition of Aging Networks is particularly well-suited for use in the classroom, and can be used or adapted for a wide variety of disciplines including gerontology, social work, public health, public administration, nursing and other health professions... This small volume is not only an excellent learning tool, but also a ìmust-haveî handbook for aging professionals in many fields." --Noreen A. Shugrue Research Associate, University of Connecticut Center on Aging Farmington, CT Educational Gerontology As our population ages, the need for comprehensive, up-to-date knowledge about aging services in the United States becomes more and more crucial. This highly accessible and concise text about such resources provides students and practitioners of gerontologyóalong with all professionals whose work concerns the well-being of older adultsówith a current, detailed description and analysis of federal, state, local, and global programs and services for older people with or without cognitive, physical, and social needs. Thoroughly updated to encompass the new information available concerning later life, it reflects critical changes to legislation, health care, and current trends, and focuses on the strengths of older adults, their diversity, and the role our multilayered aging network plays in advocacy, community independence, and engagement. Commentary and critical thinking challenges from policymakers, program directors, and educators facilitate high-level thinking and independent analysis of the aging networks, past, present, and future. The eighth edition underscores recent policy changes and how these changes will impact the lives of older adults. "Perspectives" boxes throughout the text highlight complex themes addressed by experts, and "Critical Thinking" topics and questions encourage reflection and discussion. The new edition also describes initiatives that highlight best-practice approaches and model projects designed to facilitate positive change. Along with a vast amount of new and revised information reinforced with a variety of perspectives in historical and current contexts, the book features an international perspective highlighting the collaborative efforts driving many aspects of aging network programming. Additionally, the book focuses on the unique issues of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population along with programs designed to address them. NEW TO THE EIGHTH EDITION: Expert analyses and insights into complex themes Reflects reorganization of the aging network under the Administration for Community Living, and policy changes affecting practice International perspectives such as the World Health Organization's Age-Friendly Cities Project Innovative and model projects and programs Expanded focus on issues unique to the LGBT population The influence of social determinants on older adults and the aging networks Caregiving issues Disaster and emergency preparedness Effects of economic downturn on the aging population Elder mistreatment Changes in employment and retirement patterns Supporting "aging in place" New and expanded educator's ancillary packet
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Choose the Life You Want

The Mindful Way to Happiness

Author: Tal Ben-Shahar

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 1615191631

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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What kind of life do you want for yourself? What choices will create this kind of life? In his New York Times bestseller Happier, positive psychology expert Tal Ben-Shahar taught us how to become happier through simple exercises. Now, in Choose the Life You Want, he has a new, life-changing lesson to share: Drawing on the latest psychological research, Ben-Shahar shows how making the right choices—not the big, once-in-a-lifetime choices, but the countless small choices we make every day almost without noticing—has a direct, long-lasting impact on our happiness. Every single moment is an opportunity to make a conscious choice for a happy and fulfilled life. Choose the Life You Want covers 101 such choices, complete with real-life stories, to help you identify and act on opportunities large and small.
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Weit vom Stamm

Wenn Kinder ganz anders als ihre Eltern sind

Author: Andrew Solomon

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104027226

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 1104

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Wie geht man damit um, wenn die eigenen Kinder ganz anders sind als man selbst, was bedeutet das für sie und ihre Familien? Und wie akzeptieren wir und unsere Gesellschaft außergewöhnliche Menschen? Ein eindrucksvolles Buch über das Elternsein, über die Kraft der Liebe, aber auch darüber, was unsere Identität ausmacht. Der Bestsellerautor Andrew Solomon hat mit über 300 Familien gesprochen, deren Kinder außergewöhnlich oder hochbegabt sind, die das Down-Syndrom haben oder an Schizophrenie leiden, Autisten, taub oder kleinwüchsig sind. Ihre Geschichten sind einzigartig, doch ihre Erfahrungen des „Andersseins“ sind universell. Ihr Mut, ihre Lebensfreude und ihr Glück konfrontieren uns mit uns selbst und lassen niemanden unberührt. »Solomon hat eine Ideengeschichte geschrieben, die zur Grundlage einer Charta der psychologischen Grundrechte des 21. Jahrhunderts werden könnte... Erkenntnisse voller Einsicht, Empathie und Klugheit.« Eric Kandel »Das vielleicht größte Geschenk dieses monumentalen, so faktenreichen wie anrührenden Werks besteht darin, dass es zum permanenten Nachdenken anregt.« Philip Gourevitch »Dieses Buch schießt einem Pfeil um Pfeil ins Herz.« The New York Times »Dies ist eines der außergewöhnlichsten Bücher, die ich in letzter Zeit gelesen habe: mutig, einfühlsam und zutiefst menschlich... Seine Geschichten sind von meisterhafter Feinfühligkeit und Klarheit.« Siddhartha Mukherjee, Autor von ›Der König aller Krankheiten‹
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Nutritionism

The Science and Politics of Dietary Advice

Author: Gyorgy Scrinis

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231527144

Category: Cooking

Page: 368

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Popularized by Michael Pollan in his best-selling In Defense of Food, Gyorgy Scrinis's concept of nutritionism refers to the reductive understanding of nutrients as the key indicators of healthy food—an approach that has dominated nutrition science, dietary advice, and food marketing. Scrinis argues this ideology has narrowed and in some cases distorted our appreciation of food quality, such that even highly processed foods may be perceived as healthful depending on their content of "good" or "bad" nutrients. Investigating the butter versus margarine debate, the battle between low-fat, low-carb, and other weight-loss diets, and the food industry's strategic promotion of nutritionally enhanced foods, Scrinis reveals the scientific, social, and economic factors driving our modern fascination with nutrition. Scrinis develops an original framework and terminology for analyzing the characteristics and consequences of nutritionism since the late nineteenth century. He begins with the era of quantification, in which the idea of protective nutrients, caloric reductionism, and vitamins' curative effects took shape. He follows with the era of good and bad nutritionism, which set nutricentric dietary guidelines and defined the parameters of unhealthy nutrients; and concludes with our current era of functional nutritionism, in which the focus has shifted to targeted nutrients, superfoods, and optimal diets. Scrinis's research underscores the critical role of nutrition science and dietary advice in shaping our relationship to food and our bodies and in heightening our nutritional anxieties. He ultimately shows how nutritionism has aligned the demands and perceived needs of consumers with the commercial interests of food manufacturers and corporations. Scrinis also offers an alternative paradigm for assessing the healthfulness of foods—the food quality paradigm—that privileges food production and processing quality, cultural-traditional knowledge, and sensual-practical experience, and promotes less reductive forms of nutrition research and dietary advice.
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John Sinclair 2077 - Horror-Serie

Ausbruch aus der Schreckenshöhle

Author: Ian Rolf Hill

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 373256407X

Category: Fiction

Page: 64

View: 8819

Dieses Licht war nicht normal! Zuerst dachte Karsten Büttner an ein Lagerfeuer, das irgendwelche Nachtschwärmer widerrechtlich angezündet hatten, um sich auf die bevorstehende Walpurgisnacht einzustimmen. Eigentlich war der Förster in den Wald gegangen, um das Licht des zunehmenden Mondes zu nutzen und Wildschweine zu jagen. Jetzt waren es vermutlich nur ein paar betrunkene Kids, die die drei Tage bis Walpurgis nicht mehr abwarten konnten. Doch je weiter Karsten sich dem Licht näherte, desto deutlicher erkannte er, dass es nicht der zuckende Schein eines Feuers war. Dafür war es zu gleichmäßig und auch zu düster. Ein intensives rotes Glosen. Als hätte die Hölle eines ihrer Tore geöffnet!
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The Curse of the Capable

The Hidden Challenges to a Balanced, Healthy, High-Achieving Life

Author: Arthur P. Ciaramicoli,John Allen Mollenhauer

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1614482020

Category: Psychology

Page: 285

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Why high achievers so often struggle to find true happiness—and how they can learn to balance performance with inner peace. When we look at outwardly successful, capable people, we often presume that they must experience satisfaction with their lives. We can make the same mistake when we view ourselves—wondering why we’re plagued by anxieties, self-doubt, exhaustion, or even addictions and health problems when it seems like we “should” be happy. This insightful book shows how the stories we create about ourselves early in life—stories that can often include some fictional elements—can have a dramatic impact on our current situation. The beliefs and habits we’ve developed can even lead into a downward spiral, as feelings of being overwhelmed or disappointed start to affect our performance in life, causing a crash in self-esteem. With The Curse of the Capable, you can start to untangle the hidden hardships that plague so-called high achievers—and find the crucial balance between taking care of business and taking care of yourself.
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