A D H D Who S Losing Whose Mind From A Frazzled Mama S Perspective

Author: Jennifer Metzger
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1483445747
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If you have a child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, you know what it’s like to feel frazzled, frustrated, and exhausted. You’ve also probably learned self-help books focusing on the condition don’t always offer constructive or realistic solutions. At least that’s what Jennifer Metzger discovered on her daily journey of parenting her son, David, through ADHD’s ups and downs, twists and turns, and emotional highs and lows. In this revealing and instructive memoir, she brings readers into her home to get an inside look at how she’s raising three boys—one with ADHD—and how she’s tweaked her style to adapt to their different personalities while surviving horrific tantrums. So pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee (you’ll probably need a box of tissues, too), and celebrate the successes and unwavering faith of an everyday mom doing her best to help a child with ADHD.

The Willpower Instinct

Author: Kelly McGonigal
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101553731
Size: 60.35 MB
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Based on Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal's wildly popular course "The Science of Willpower," The Willpower Instinct is the first book to explain the new science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and productivity. Informed by the latest research and combining cutting-edge insights from psychology, economics, neuroscience, and medicine, The Willpower Instinct explains exactly what willpower is, how it works, and why it matters. For example, readers will learn: Willpower is a mind-body response, not a virtue. It is a biological function that can be improved through mindfulness, exercise, nutrition, and sleep. Willpower is not an unlimited resource. Too much self-control can actually be bad for your health. Temptation and stress hijack the brain's systems of self-control, but the brain can be trained for greater willpower Guilt and shame over your setbacks lead to giving in again, but self-forgiveness and self-compassion boost self-control. Giving up control is sometimes the only way to gain self-control. Willpower failures are contagious—you can catch the desire to overspend or overeat from your friends­­—but you can also catch self-control from the right role models. In the groundbreaking tradition of Getting Things Done, The Willpower Instinct combines life-changing prescriptive advice and complementary exercises to help readers with goals ranging from losing weight to more patient parenting, less procrastination, better health, and greater productivity at work.

Nurtureshock

Author: Po Bronson
Publisher: Twelve
ISBN: 9780446563321
Size: 77.20 MB
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In a world of modern, involved, caring parents, why are so many kids aggressive and cruel? Where is intelligence hidden in the brain, and why does that matter? Why do cross-racial friendships decrease in schools that are more integrated? If 98% of kids think lying is morally wrong, then why do 98% of kids lie? What's the single most important thing that helps infants learn language? NurtureShock is a groundbreaking collaboration between award-winning science journalists Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman. They argue that when it comes to children, we've mistaken good intentions for good ideas. With impeccable storytelling and razor-sharp analysis, they demonstrate that many of modern society's strategies for nurturing children are in fact backfiring--because key twists in the science have been overlooked. Nothing like a parenting manual, the authors' work is an insightful exploration of themes and issues that transcend children's (and adults') lives.

Buzz

Author: Katherine Ellison
Publisher: Hachette Books
ISBN: 1401396259
Size: 60.52 MB
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"An absorbing, sharply observed memoir." -Kirkus Reviews A hilarious and heartrending account of one mother's journey to understand and reconnect with her high-spirited preteen son-a true story sure to beguile parents grappling with a child's bewildering behavior. Popular literature is filled with the stories of self-sacrificing mothers bravely tending to their challenging children. Katherine Ellison offers a different kind of tale. Shortly after Ellison, an award-winning investigative reporter, and her twelve-year-old son, Buzz, were both diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, she found herself making such a hash of parenting that the two of them faced three alternatives: he'd go to boarding school; she'd go AWOL; or they'd make it their full-time job to work out their problems together. They decided to search for a solution while Ellison investigated what genuine relief, if any, might be found in the confusing array of goods sold by the modern mental health industry. The number of diagnoses for childhood attention and behavior issues is exploding, leaving parents and educators on a confusing chase to find the best kind of help for each child. Buzz, a page-turner of a memoir, brings much relief. It is immensely engaging, laugh-out-loud funny, and honest-and packed with helpful insights.

What To Expect When You Re Not Expecting Adhd

Author: Penny Williams (Blogger on attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder)
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780991617821
Size: 77.24 MB
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There are guidebooks to set a parent's expectations for pregnancy and caring for a baby, but not one step-by-step guide for the challenge of raising a child with ADHD... until now. The contrast between expectations and genuine capability is stark but invisible with ADHD, creating challenges every moment in all aspects of life. In What to Expect When You're Not Expecting ADHD, Williams offers a 9-step plan to tame (much of) the chaos and turn (most of) the struggles into triumphs. She steers you through methodically learning about your child's behaviors, strengths, and weaknesses, and how to use that knowledge to improve life for your child with ADHD and your entire family. Don't be fooled though -- this is not your typical book on ADHD. Williams keeps it real, providing authentic, down in the trenches, trial-by-fire advice from a momma who has lived it, figuring it out one day at a time. Whether your child's diagnosis is new or you've been struggling for years, What to Expect is your instruction manual for effectively parenting your child with ADHD.

The Subtle Body

Author: Cyndi Dale
Publisher: Sounds True
ISBN: 1591798272
Size: 63.86 MB
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Welcome to the first comprehensive encyclopedia of the human energetic anatomy. Here is a reference that no personal or professional health-care library should be without—an in-depth, illustrated guide to the invisible energies of the spirit, psyche, and consciousness that influence every aspect of our well-being. Whether you are looking for the right complementary medicine to enhance your own healing practice, seeking perennial wisdom about your body’s energetic nature from world traditions, or exploring the quantum edge of intention-based care, The Subtle Body is an indispensible companion for exploring virtually any facet of holistic healing. Created for healing professionals and patients alike, this volume provides a lexicon of terms, illustrations, and detailed entries about our energetic biology and how it relates to our physical being. This invaluable information will help you enhance any form of health care and give you the knowledge you need to develop an integrated approach for your clients’ well-being—or your own. All healers are "energetic" healers, whether they know it or not. Because every health issue has a physical and an energetic component, even a simple physical treatment like bandaging a cut also impacts the body's spiritual, mental, and emotional welfare. The Subtle Body is a comprehensive encyclopedia devoted to the critical world of our invisible anatomy, where so much of healing actually occurs. Compiled by intuitive healer and scholar Cyndi Dale, this 500-page full color illustrated reference book covers: What is the "subtle body"? New scientific understanding of our quantum-state existence and the unseen fields that determine our physical condition True integrative care: how combining Eastern energetic modalities with Western scientific rigor yields optimum results The meridians, fields, and chakras: detailed information and diagrams about the role of these energetic structures in our overall health Energy-based therapy principles from the world's healing traditions--including Ayurveda, Qigong, Reiki, Quabalah, and many more For professionals who want to make the leap from being good healers to great ones, one thing is clear: we need to care for every facet of our well-being. With The Subtle Body, practitioners and patients alike now have an unprecedented resource for understanding the physical, energetic, and spiritual elements of human health--for an informed, complete approach to healing.

Younger Next Week

Author: Elisa Zied
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460323866
Size: 62.83 MB
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The Fast, Fun, Delicious Way to Fight Aging A radiant appearance. Boundless energy. Effortless weight management. Supercharged health and well-being. Forget facelifts and fancy wrinkle creams—the fountain of youth is in the foods you eat and simple exercises and behaviors that will turn back the clock. Acclaimed nutritionist and wellness expert Elisa Zied shows you how to jump-start weight loss, reduce stress, improve sleep, banish mood swings and love the vibrant woman you see in the mirror. Discover how to: * Nix the habits that age you (some will surprise you!) * Fuel yourself with age-defying, nutrient-rich foods * Relax and decompress with dozens of Stressipes * Revitalize your life with exercises that put the brakes on aging * Eat and enjoy 30 easy-to-make, delicious recipes Featuring The 7-Day Vitality Plan, complete with menus, exercise guidelines and lifestyle solutions, Younger Next Week is your surgery-free solution to look and feel younger in just one week.

Hands Free Mama

Author: Rachel Macy Stafford
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 031033814X
Size: 77.32 MB
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“Rachel Macy Stafford's post "The Day I Stopped Saying Hurry Up" was a true phenomenon on The Huffington Post, igniting countless conversations online and off about freeing ourselves from the vicious cycle of keeping up with our overstuffed agendas. Hands Free Mama has the power to keep that conversation going and remind us that we must not let our lives pass us by.” --Arianna Huffington, Chair, President, and Editor-in-Chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, nationally syndicated columnist, and author of thirteen books http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ DISCOVER THE POWER, JOY, AND LOVE of Living “Hands Free” If technology is the new addiction, then multi-tasking is the new marching order. We check our email while cooking dinner, send a text while bathing the kids, and spend more time looking into electronic screens than into the eyes of our loved ones. With our never-ending to-do lists and jam-packed schedules, it’s no wonder we’re distracted. But this isn’t the way it has to be. In July 2010, special education teacher and mother Rachel Macy Stafford decided enough was enough. Tired of losing track of what matters most in life, Rachel began practicing simple strategies that enabled her to momentarily let go of largely meaningless distractions and engage in meaningful soul-to-soul connections. She started a blog to chronicle her endeavors and soon saw how both external and internal distractions had been sabotaging her happiness and preventing her from bonding with the people she loves most. Hands Free Mama is the digital society’s answer to finding balance in a media-saturated, perfection-obsessed world. It doesn’t mean giving up all technology forever. It doesn’t mean forgoing our jobs and responsibilities. What it does mean is seizing the little moments that life offers us to engage in real and meaningful interaction. It means looking our loved ones in the eye and giving them the gift of our undivided attention, leaving the laundry till later to dance with our kids in the rain, and living a present, authentic, and intentional life despite a world full of distractions. So join Rachel and go hands-free. Discover what happens when you choose to open your heart—and your hands—to the possibilities of each God-given moment.

I Survived So Can You

Author: Lisa M. Sobry
Publisher: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1452581681
Size: 19.64 MB
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Anger, frustration, fear, worthlessness, determination, strength, resolve, and joy are feelings we experience at one point or another in our life. Many of these emotions are caused by traumatic events such as death and birth or abuse and success. Knowing that someone has endured and survived gives us hope. Sharing these experiences allows us to begin our own healing process and assist thousands of others with theirs. Within these pages are stories shared by everyday people. They shake us to the very core of our being, stirring up emotions we never knew existed within ourselves. These are genuine stories, telling the real truth about what people live through on a daily basis. If you feel like you are the only one going through your situation, realize that you are not. Someone else has suffered similarly. Have faith, trust in yourself, and believe you can do the impossible. If these people can survive, so can you!

From Messengers To Molecules

Author: Gernot Riedel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780306478628
Size: 20.30 MB
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The decade of the brain has brought us a few steps closer to some of the key questions in neuroscience. The complexity of memory is seen on the systems and cellular level, and different types of memory are implemented in several cellular changes that can interact, or work independently. From Messengers to Molecules: Memories are Made of These, follows the arguments from different research teams for their particular area of expertise. All chapters are written to stand-alone and provide an up-to-date introduction to the topic for both specialists and novices alike. As a result, a comprehensive compendium covering cellular mechanisms contributing to memory formation in an unusual breadth has emerged. This books will be of interest to researchers working on the pharmacology, physiology and genetics of memory formation, clinicians memory disorders, industry and students in advanced courses in Neuroscience or Pharmacology.