Body Kindness

Body Kindness Author Rebecca Scritchfield
ISBN-10 9780761189756
Release 2016-12-27
Pages 224
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Imagine a graph with two lines. One indicates happiness, the other tracks how you feel about your body. If you’re like millions of people, the lines do not intersect. But what if they did? This practical, inspirational, and visually lively book shows you how to create a healthier and happier life by treating yourself with compassion rather than shame. It shows the way to a sense of well-being attained by understanding how to love, connect, and care for yourself—and that includes your mind as well as your body. Body Kindness is based on four principles. WHAT YOU DO: the choices you make about food, exercise, sleep, and more HOW YOU FEEL: befriending your emotions and standing up to the unhelpful voice in your head WHO YOU ARE: goal-setting based on your personal values WHERE YOU BELONG: body-loving support from people and communities that help you create a meaningful life With mind and body exercises to keep your energy spiraling up and prompts to help you identify what YOU really want and care about, Body Kindness helps you let go of things you can't control and embrace the things you can by finding the workable, daily steps that fit you best. Think of it as the anti-diet book that leads to a more joyful and meaningful life!



Body Kindness

Body Kindness Author Rebecca Scritchfield
ISBN-10 9780761187295
Release 2016-12-27
Pages 296
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Imagine a graph with two lines. One indicates happiness, the other tracks how you feel about your body. If you're like millions of people, the lines do not intersect. But what if they did? This practical, inspirational, and visually lively book shows you how to create a healthier and happier life by treating yourself with compassion rather than shame. It shows the way to a sense of well-being attained by understanding how to love, connect, and care for yourself--and that includes your mind as well as your body. Body Kindness is based on four principles. WHAT YOU DO: the choices you make about food, exercise, sleep, and more HOW YOU FEEL: befriending your emotions and standing up to the unhelpful voice in your head WHO YOU ARE: goal-setting based on your personal values WHERE YOU BELONG: body-loving support from people and communities that help you create a meaningful life With mind and body exercises to keep your energy spiraling up and prompts to help you identify what YOU really want and care about, Body Kindness helps you let go of things you can't control and embrace the things you can by finding the workable, daily steps that fit you best. Think of it as the anti-diet book that leads to a more joyful and meaningful life!



Kindness for Weakness

Kindness for Weakness Author Shawn Goodman
ISBN-10 9780307982070
Release 2013-05-14
Pages 272
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In an environment where kindness equals weakness, how do those who care survive? A Tayshas Reading List Pick An ALA-YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book “Shawn Goodman takes us inside the gritty world of our juvenile justice system with the verve of a master storyteller.” —Jordan Sonnenblick, author of Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie “A gripping story of a boy’s climb to manhood on his own terms.” —Paul Volponi, author of The Final Four “The reader will be seized by [the boy’s] plight and his determination not only to survive, but to better himself.” —Todd Strasser, author of Give a Boy a Gun “Kindness for Weakness is a daring, dazzling leap into the dark passage that is the journey to manhood.” —Paul Griffin, author of The Orange Houses “Gripping action, gritty dialogue, vivid characters, and palpable tension permeate the brief chapters of James’s powerful, honest, compelling narrative.” —School Library Journal



Yoga and Body Image

Yoga and Body Image Author Melanie Klein
ISBN-10 9780738741772
Release 2014-10-08
Pages 288
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In this remarkable, first-of-its-kind book, twenty-five contributors—including musician Alanis Morissette, celebrity yoga instructor Seane Corn, and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Sara Gottfried—discuss how yoga and body image intersect. Through inspiring personal stories you’ll discover how yoga not only affects your physical health, but also how you feel about your body. Offering unique perspectives on yoga and how it has shaped their lives, the writers provide tips for using yoga to find self-empowerment and improved body image. This anthology unites a diverse collection of voices that address topics across the spectrum of human experience, from culture and media to gender and sexuality. Yoga and Body Image will help you learn to connect with and love your beautiful body. 2015 IPPY Award Bonze Medal Winner in Inspirational/Spiritual 2014 ForeWord IndieFab Bronze Winner for Body, Mind & Spirit



Never Say Diet

Never Say Diet Author Chantel Hobbs
ISBN-10 9780307446671
Release 2008-12-16
Pages 240
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Chantel Hobbs lost two hundred pounds without the help of surgery, pills, point systems, or a trendy diet. And just as important, she kept the weight off. Her dramatic turnaround began with five decisions–personal, no-excuses commitments that kept her from losing sight of her goals. It worked for Chantel and it will work for you. Once you unconditionally change your mind your body will follow, and your life will never be the same. In this book you will discover: ·How to move beyond past failures and get over your old excuses ·How changing your eating patterns can break food’s hold over you ·Why winning the weight-loss battle must come from the inside out ·The simple workouts that deliver lasting results and are fun to do ·How to overcome the naysayers, the diet police, and your own nagging doubts ·How to prioritize your health, juggle family and career, and stay motivated when life takes unexpected turns ·Why the diet industry wants you to keep coming back ·And much more! You will find straight talk on developing the determination, commitment, and personal responsibility it takes to achieve weight loss that lasts. It’s time to stop getting ready for the event and start getting ready for life! From the Hardcover edition.



Intelligent Kindness

Intelligent Kindness Author John Ballatt
ISBN-10 1908020040
Release 2011
Pages 200
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In recent years, the National Health Service has been subjected to round after round of reforms, each seemingly more radical than the last, and coming in quicker succession. Yet morale within the service has never been so low. By focusing only on targets, budgets and market economics, NHS reform has left health service staff feeling alienated and service users underserved. How can this be fixed? By restoring to the NHS its core founding principles - kindness and compassion within a service that functions for the common good must be at the centre of any reforms that have a chance to succeed. John Ballatt and Penelope Campling argue that the NHS is a system that invites society to value and attend to its deepest common interests and connectedness. This book will be essential reading for health service managers, clinical leads, politicians, policy makers and health journalists.



Eating with Fierce Kindness

Eating with Fierce Kindness Author Sasha Loring
ISBN-10 9781572249301
Release 2010-12-01
Pages 216
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You Can Change Your Relationship to Food Eating with Fierce Kindness is not a diet, but a way to revolutionize how you think about yourself and about food. Eating with fierce kindness and compassion toward yourself, instead of shame and self-blame, will empower you to change your relationship to food and see yourself in a whole new light. This book will guide you toward an understanding of why and how you are eating so you can successfully change your eating patterns. As you learn to reduce the stress and impulsivity that often drives emotional eating, you'll also practice new ways to savor food and finally nourish your body the way it deserves.



Body Respect

Body Respect Author Linda Bacon
ISBN-10 9781940363196
Release 2014-09-02
Pages 232
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Mainstream health science has let you down. Weight loss is not the key to health, diet and exercise are not effective weight-loss strategies and fatness is not a death sentence. You’ve heard it before: there’s a global health crisis, and, unless we make some changes, we’re in trouble. That much is true—but the epidemic is NOT obesity. The real crisis lies in the toxic stigma placed on certain bodies and the impact of living with inequality—not the numbers on a scale. In a mad dash to shrink our bodies, many of us get so caught up in searching for the perfect diet, exercise program, or surgical technique that we lose sight of our original goal: improved health and well-being. Popular methods for weight loss don’t get us there and lead many people to feel like failures when they can’t match unattainable body standards. It’s time for a cease-fire in the war against obesity. Dr. Linda Bacon and Dr. Lucy Aphramor’s Body Respect debunks common myths about weight, including the misconceptions that BMI can accurately measure health, that fatness necessarily leads to disease, and that dieting will improve health. They also help make sense of how poverty and oppression—such as racism, homophobia, and classism—affect life opportunity, self-worth, and even influence metabolism. Body insecurity is rampant, and it doesn’t have to be. It’s time to overcome our culture’s shame and distress about weight, to get real about inequalities and health, and to show every body respect.



The Power of Kindness

The Power of Kindness Author Piero Ferrucci
ISBN-10 1101216026
Release 2007-10-04
Pages 352
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"A book after my own heart!"—His Holiness The Dalai Lama The Power of Kindness is a stirring examination of a simple but profound concept. Piero Ferrucci, one of the world's most respected transpersonal psychologists, explores the many surprising facets of kindness and argues that it is this trait that will not only lead to our own individual happiness and the happiness of those around us, but will guide us in a world that has become cold, anxious, difficult, and frightening. Piero Ferrucci warns against the dangers of "global cooling." As the pace of living grows faster and the impact of new technologies more insistent, communications become hurried and impersonal. The drive for profit overrides the heart. Warmth and genuine presence fade. In eighteen interlocking chapters, Dr. Ferrucci reveals that the kindest people are the most likely to thrive, to enable others to thrive, and to slowly but steadily turn our world away from violence, self-centeredness, and narcissism- and toward love. Writing with a rare combination of sensitivity and intellectual depth, Dr. Ferrucci shows that, ultimately, kindness is not a luxury in our world but rather a necessity for us all.



The Self Compassion Diet

The Self Compassion Diet Author Jean Fain
ISBN-10 9781604073263
Release 2011-01-01
Pages 280
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Self-Love: Your Greatest Guide on the Path to Healthy Weight The secret to sustainable weight loss isn’t counting calories or depriving yourself at the dinner table. Jean Fain tells us it’s about cultivating awareness and self-acceptance wherever you are. With The Self-Compassion Diet, this Harvard Medical School–affiliated psychotherapist prescribes a practical program for transforming the way you think and feel about food and your whole self—a shift that, paradoxically, inspires physical change. Combining loving-kindness, self-hypnosis, and other winning weight-loss strategies, The Self Compassion Diet is available in two complementary formats to help you naturally progress toward genuine self-acceptance and a healthy, sustainable weight. With more than 30 different tools including quizzes, breathing exercises, and visualizations, the book explores four powerful weight-loss methods. The audio edition guides you through 11 key practices described in the book. Used together, this powerful combination can speed learning and boost success. Additional topics include: How to appreciate the everyday activity of eating, and learn to trust your body’s signals that it’s nourished Gradual change—a guided visualization for developing mindful eating habits A meditation for getting to know the diet coach who knows you best—your compassionate inner advisor “Most dieters try to ‘kill cravings’ and break habits with self-discipline,” teaches Fain. “Self-kindness can help quiet the shame that traditional diets instill, and establish a harmonious relationship with food.” The Self Compassion Diet book and audio offer a treasury of heart-opening mind-body teachings and practices for improving the way you live, breathe, and eat.



Cold Blooded Kindness

Cold Blooded Kindness Author Barbara Oakley
ISBN-10 9781616144203
Release 2011-04-01
Pages 387
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In this searing exploration of deadly codependency, the author takes the reader on a spellbinding voyage of discovery that examines the questions: Are some people naturally too caring? Is caring sometimes a mask for darker motives? Can science help us understand how our concerns for others can hurt everything we hold dear? This gripping story brings extraordinary insight to our deepest questions. Is kindness always the right answer? Is kindness always what it seems? From the Hardcover edition.



Body of Truth

Body of Truth Author Harriet Brown
ISBN-10 9780738217703
Release 2015-03-24
Pages 304
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Over the past twenty-five years, our quest for thinness has morphed into a relentless obsession with weight and body image. In our culture, "fat" has become a four-letter word. Or, as Lance Armstrong said to the wife of a former teammate, "I called you crazy. I called you a bitch. But I never called you fat." How did we get to this place where the worst insult you can hurl at someone is "fat"? Where women and girls (and increasingly men and boys) will diet, purge, overeat, undereat, and berate themselves and others, all in the name of being thin? As a science journalist, Harriet Brown has explored this collective longing and fixation from an objective perspective; as a mother, wife, and woman with "weight issues," she has struggled to understand it on a personal level. Now, in Body of Truth, Brown systematically unpacks what's been offered as "truth" about weight and health. Starting with the four biggest lies, Brown shows how research has been manipulated; how the medical profession is complicit in keeping us in the dark; how big pharma and big, empty promises equal big, big dollars; how much of what we know (or think we know) about health and weight is wrong. And how all of those affect all of us every day, whether we know it or not. The quest for health and wellness has never been more urgent, yet most of us continue to buy into fad diets and unattainable body ideals, unaware of the damage we're doing to ourselves. Through interviews, research, and her own experience, Brown not only gives us the real story on weight, health, and beauty, but also offers concrete suggestions for how each of us can sort through the lies and misconceptions and make peace with and for ourselves.



The Five Side Effects of Kindness

The Five Side Effects of Kindness Author David R. Hamilton
ISBN-10 1781808139
Release 2017-01-30
Pages 208
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Despite what you might have been told, we're not inherently selfish. The truth is we're inherently kind. Scientific evidence has proven that kindness changes the brain, impacts the heart and immune system, is an antidote to depression and even slows the ageing process. We're actually genetically wired to be kind. In The Five Side Effects of Kindness, David Hamilton shows that the effects of kindness are felt daily throughout our nervous system. When we're kind we feel happier and our bodies are healthiest. In his down-to-earth and accessible style, David shares how: Kindness makes us happier Kindness is good for the heart Kindness slows ageing Kindness improves relationships Kindness is contagious



Killing with Kindness

Killing with Kindness Author Mark Schuller
ISBN-10 9780813553641
Release 2012-09-24
Pages 256
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After Haiti’s 2010 earthquake, over half of U.S. households donated to thousands of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in that country. Yet we continue to hear stories of misery from Haiti. Why have NGOs failed at their mission? Set in Haiti during the 2004 coup and aftermath and enhanced by research conducted after the 2010 earthquake, Killing with Kindness analyzes the impact of official development aid on recipient NGOs and their relationships with local communities. Written like a detective story, the book offers rich enthnographic comparisons of two Haitian women’s NGOs working in HIV/AIDS prevention, one with public funding (including USAID), the other with private European NGO partners. Mark Schuller looks at participation and autonomy, analyzing donor policies that inhibit these goals. He focuses on NGOs’ roles as intermediaries in “gluing” the contemporary world system together and shows how power works within the aid system as these intermediaries impose interpretations of unclear mandates down the chain—a process Schuller calls “trickle-down imperialism.”



Loving Kindness in Plain English

Loving Kindness in Plain English Author Henepola Gunaratana
ISBN-10 9781614292647
Release 2017-03-14
Pages 128
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The bestselling author of Mindfulness in Plain English invites us to explore the joyful benefits of living with loving-kindness. With his signature clarity and warmth, Bhante Gunaratana shares with us how we can cultivate loving-kindness to live a life of joyful harmony with others. Through personal anecdotes, step-by-step meditations, conversational renderings of the Buddha’s words in the suttas, and transformative insights into how we live in and relate to the world, we learn that peace here and now is possible—within ourselves and in all our relationships. Bhante G speaks directly to how we can cultivate loving-kindness to find emotional clarity, overcome anger, and become more peaceful—both on and off the meditation cushion.



When Women Stop Hating Their Bodies

When Women Stop Hating Their Bodies Author Jane R. Hirschmann
ISBN-10 9780307761965
Release 2010-12-22
Pages 384
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What do you think would happen if women stopped hating their bodies? We would . . . . * Learn to eat when, what, and how much our bodies need. * Overcome our fear of not dieting. * Look in the mirror and like what we see. * Decode our fat talk to reveal our real concerns. * Stop trying to measure up to society's ridiculous and impossible standards of female beauty. * Learn to accept ourselves -- our bodies as well as our feelings -- unconditionally. From the Hardcover edition.



Fierce Kindness

Fierce Kindness Author Melanie Salvatore-August
ISBN-10 0990537099
Release 2017-03-14
Pages 112
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Help kindness become contagious. Uplift the world. Shift the world from fear to love with a dose of Fierce Kindness: a movement of nonviolence poised to ignite positive change on a personal, community and global level. This uplifting guide inspires people to be effective warriors for positive change both within themselves and out in the world. Sections encouraging Accountability, Courage and Action guide the reader on a personal journey of transformation. Read this book from cover to cover; pick it up randomly when you feel discouraged, sad, angry, bored or hungry. Allow the book to open to wherever it falls, and in that moment begin there. Write in this book; scrawl on it with pencil, pen or marker; fill it with your heart’s desires, thoughts and inquiries. Keep it with you so instead of reaching to your phone when you want a moment of distraction, use it to reach into your heart, direct your mind and transform your actions with FierceKindness. Become a part of the Fierce Kindness movement of non-violence as an answer to the turbulent world in which we live.