Authentic

How to be yourself and why it matters

Author: Stephen Joseph

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349404852

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 272

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The hunger for authenticity guides us throughout our lives. People strive for joined-up living, where on the one hand what they say and do reflects what they think and feel, and on the other what they think and feel reflects who they are. Stephen Joseph has pioneered developments in research into authenticity, drawing on the solid science of positive psychology to develop what has become one of the gold-standard tests for assessing authenticity. His and others' findings reveal that when people are in relationships in which they feel accepted, understood and valued, they drop their defences. They naturally begin to examine themselves psychologically, accommodate new information and live more authentically. What's more, the latest studies reveal that it is authenticity that leads to true happiness. In Authentic, Stephen Joseph presents his fresh and inspiring perspective on the psychology of authenticity alongside practical advice and exercises for the reader. Drawing on the wisdom of existential philosophers, the insights and research of psychologists, and case studies from his own and others' clinical experiences, he shows how authenticity is the foundation of human flourishing - as well as how the ideas relate to debates about the importance of happiness.
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Hair Matters

Beauty, Power, and Black Women's Consciousness

Author: Ingrid Banks

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814713365

Category: Social Science

Page: 197

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One of the most resilient images of the Vietnam era is that of the anti-war protester -- often a woman -- spitting on the uniformed veteran just off the plane. The lingering potency of this icon was evident during the Gulf War, when war supporters invoked it to discredit their opposition. In this startling book, Jerry Lembcke demonstrates that not a single incident of this sort has been convincingly documented. Rather, the anti-war Left saw in veterans a natural ally, and the relationship between anti-war forces and most veterans was defined by mutual support. Indeed one soldier wrote angrily to Vice President Spiro Agnew that the only Americans who seemed concerned about the soldier's welfare were the anti-war activists. While the veterans were sometimes made to feel uncomfortable about their service, this sense of unease was, Lembcke argues, more often rooted in the political practices of the Right. Tracing a range of conflicts in the twentieth century, the book illustrates how regimes engaged in unpopular conflicts often vilify their domestic opponents for "stabbing the boys in the back." Concluding with an account of the powerful role played by Hollywood in cementing the myth of the betrayed veteran through such films as Coming Home, Taxi Driver, and Rambo, Jerry Lembcke's book stands as one of the most important, original, and controversial works of cultural history in recent years.
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Building a Design-Driven Corporate Culture

Author: Robert Brunner,Stewart Emery,Russ Hall

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132476256

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 15

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This Element is an excerpt from Do You Matter?: How Great Design Will Make People Love Your Company (ISBN: 9780137142446) by Robert Brunner and Stewart Emery. Available in print and digital formats. Discover the six core elements of the sustainably design-driven company: the elements of world-class “experience chain management.” Six core aspects of a design driven company form the acronym FLAVOR: your mnemonic for easily recalling what to focus on as you strive towards experience chain management. The letters stand for: Flexible, Long-term vision, Authentic, Vigilant, Original, and Repeatable. Now, let’s zoom in and explore what these mean and how they must synchronize....
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Visual Poetry

A Creative Guide for Making Engaging Digital Photographs

Author: Chris Orwig

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 9780132104845

Category: Photography

Page: 304

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A great photograph has the potential to transcend verbal and written language. But how do you create these photographs? It’s not the how that’s important, but the who and the what. Who you are as a person has a direct impact on what you capture as a photographer. Whether you are an amateur or professional, architect or acupuncturist, physician or photographer, this guide provides inspiration, simple techniques, and assignments to boost your creative process and improve your digital images using natural light without additional gear. Chris Orwig’s insights—to reduce and simplify, participate rather than critique, and capture a story—have made him an immensely popular workshop speaker and faculty member at the prestigious Brooks Institute. His engaging stories presented as lessons follow his classroom approach and highlight what students say is his contagious passion for life. In this accessible and beautifully illustrated four-color guide you will: Discover visual poetry in the creative process Use less to say more with your subject matter Learn to see light, color, shape, and expression Understand what gear is essential Create compelling portraits Make lasting memories of your family and kids Capture the outdoors and adventure Begin the transition from amateur to professional Chris also includes exclusive interviews with such photographers as: Steve McCurry, Chris Rainier, John Sexton, Rodney Smith, Joyce Tenneson, John Paul Caponigro, Marc Riboud, and Pete Turner. Share your work with the author and other readers at www.flickr.com/groups/visual-poet and visit the Web site: www.visual-poet.com.
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Do-It-Yourself Democracy

The Rise of the Public Engagement Industry

Author: Caroline W. Lee

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199987270

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Citizen participation has undergone a radical shift since anxieties about "bowling alone" seized the nation in the 1990s. Many pundits and observers have cheered America's twenty-first century civic renaissance-an explosion of participatory innovations in public life. Invitations to "have your say!" and "join the discussion!" have proliferated. But has the widespread enthusiasm for maximizing citizen democracy led to real change? In Do-It-Yourself Democracy, sociologist Caroline W. Lee examines how participatory innovations have reshaped American civic life over the past two decades. Lee looks at the public engagement industry that emerged to serve government, corporate, and nonprofit clients seeking to gain a handle on the increasingly noisy demands of their constituents and stakeholders. The beneficiaries of new forms of democratic empowerment are not only humble citizens, but also the engagement experts who host the forums. Does it matter if the folks deepening democracy are making money at it? How do they make sense of the contradictions inherent in their roles? In investigating public engagement practitioners' everyday anxieties and larger worldviews, we see reflected the strange meaning of power in contemporary institutions. New technologies and deliberative practices have democratized the ways in which organizations operate, but Lee argues that they have also been marketed and sold as tools to facilitate cost-cutting, profitability, and other management goals - and that public deliberation has burdened everyday people with new responsibilities without delivering on its promises of empowerment.
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The Simple Abundance Companion

Following Your Authentic Path to Something More

Author: Sarah Ban Breathnach

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446571202

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

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This workbook is based on the author's popular workshops and expands more upon the wisdom provided in her best sellers Simple Abundance and Something More.
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It's Never Too Late to Be Your Self

Follow Your Inner Compass and Take Back Your Life

Author: Davina Kotulski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997837926

Category:

Page: 214

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Do you feel like you aren't living the life you want to live? Are you letting fear stop you from following your heart? Do you find it hard to listen to your own voice because those of society, friends, and family blare in your head? Do you find yourself pleasing others at your own expense? If so, you're not alone! Many people feel disconnected from their own truth. Dr. Davina Kotulski will show you how follow your inner compass and create a life that honors your authentic, self-expression, which is the only path to EVER feeling fulfilled.You'll be guided step by step to: Reconnect with your true essence and what really matters, listen to your inner wisdom, move forward in the face of fear and other obstacles, commit to your dreams and take back your life!
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Now You're Thinking

Change Your Thinking...Revolutionize Your Career...Transform Your Life (Includes Links to Video File

Author: Judy Chartrand,Stewart Emery,Russ Hall,Heather Ishikawa,John Maketa

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0132932172

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

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Learn more with the video links included in this e-book! Want to improve? Want to change? Start inside your own head: You are what you think! Now You’re Thinking will help you build your great life by teaching you breakthrough techniques for thinking far more effectively. Whether you’re considering refinancing your house or trying to become a better parent, some thinking processes are simply proven to work better. Learn them here--right now. Discover how to assess your own thinking style, build on your strengths, fix your weaknesses, navigate tough challenges and moral dilemmas; gain new perspective; think your way to balance and security, and master strategic thinking, in business, and in life! To celebrate the launch of Now You’re Thinking, Pearson people, business partners, and friends have a tremendous opportunity to make a remarkable difference in the lives of the families of those serving the U.S. military. From September 12 through September 30, each time you read a free online children’s book at We Give Books (wegivebooks.org), your efforts will help give a free hardcover or paperback book to great non-profits that support U.S. military families year round. Think. Read. Give.
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