Dropping The Habit

Dropping The Habit

Author: Marion Dante

Publisher: Poolbeg Press Ltd

Published: 2016-06-30

Total Pages: 400

ISBN-13:

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She made her choice at 14 years old. Must it be a life sentence? Marion Dante always knew she would be a nun. She was born in answer to prayer and she was her mother’s “sin offering”. Because she was conceived out of wedlock, her mother promised God that she would offer her back to Him. So at the age of 14, enclosed and indoctrinated, she started her training to become a nun. Now, 30 years later, she finds herself wrestling with doubts and misery. Shunned by many of the nuns who have been her only family for her whole adult life, she begins the process that will free her. But freedom is a terrifying prospect. Like a caged bird, she clings to her prison bars. Even simple matters like wearing a short skirt, ordering a cup of tea in a restaurant, making everyday chatter with a stranger on a bus are all mountains to climb. Having to confront an ATM machine is almost enough to send her scuttling back to the convent! She must ask herself the question: if she drops the habit, who then will she be? Who is Marion Dante without the convent walls? In this gripping, honest book, Marion bares her soul. She also opens the door to the convent and invites us in. In the stressful hustle and bustle of modern life, have you ever envied the


Force of Habit

Force of Habit

Author: Tamsin Astor

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

Published: 2018-08-15

Total Pages: 182

ISBN-13: 1633537870

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Habits and Your Health Dr Tamsin Astor blends her scientific background and awareness (PhD in cognitive neuroscience) with her Yoga, Ayurveda, Meditation & Coaching training to give a unique approach to mastering your daily habits. Using tools from Health and Executive coaching, Tamsin provides a plan to help you navigate from a multi-tasking, low energy, time-deprived existence to one of abundance, nourishment and fun! Regain your power, reduce your stress: Feeling overwhelmed, stressed and that there isn't enough time or energy to get everything done? Follow the steps in Force of Habit: Unleash Your Power Through Healthy Habits to create a life of joy and freedom by making connections in your daily habits, thereby reducing your decisions. Tamsin lays out a simple plan to master your key habits in your two key relationships: with yourself & others. Readers will learn: • The “Shoulds” & why they don't serve you • Motivation – different theories to understand it • Stress - what it's secretly doing to you and why we need a little "good" stress • Why there isn't one definition of "healthy" and a new model for understanding health • A new way of thinking about everyday habits and how you need to change them • How to think about your relationship with yourself – are you falling into learned helplessness? Free up time: And what about your relationships with others – are you cultivating enablers or supporters? This book gives you a step-by-step guide to organizing your life. How? By creating boundaries and daily rituals so you have the time for what you need to do and what you want to do! By establishing healthy habits, you can unleash your true power by freeing up your time from the thousands of microdecisions you make on a day-to-day basis. By combining these daily habits with a bigger frame - your big why – the reasons behind why you want to create healthy habits – you will continually refocus and refine your daily habits and become a force of nature.


The Creative Habit

The Creative Habit

Author: Twyla Tharp

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: 2009-03-24

Total Pages: 324

ISBN-13: 1439106568

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One of the world’s leading creative artists, choreographers, and creator of the smash-hit Broadway show, Movin’ Out, shares her secrets for developing and honing your creative talents—at once prescriptive and inspirational, a book to stand alongside The Artist’s Way and Bird by Bird. All it takes to make creativity a part of your life is the willingness to make it a habit. It is the product of preparation and effort, and is within reach of everyone. Whether you are a painter, musician, businessperson, or simply an individual yearning to put your creativity to use, The Creative Habit provides you with thirty-two practical exercises based on the lessons Twyla Tharp has learned in her remarkable thirty-five-year career. In "Where's Your Pencil?" Tharp reminds you to observe the world -- and get it down on paper. In "Coins and Chaos," she gives you an easy way to restore order and peace. In "Do a Verb," she turns your mind and body into coworkers. In "Build a Bridge to the Next Day," she shows you how to clean the clutter from your mind overnight. Tharp leads you through the painful first steps of scratching for ideas, finding the spine of your work, and getting out of ruts and into productive grooves. The wide-open realm of possibilities can be energizing, and Twyla Tharp explains how to take a deep breath and begin...


Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself

Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself

Author: Dr. Joe Dispenza

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

Published: 2013-02-15

Total Pages: 361

ISBN-13: 1401938094

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Discover how to reprogram your biology and thinking, and break the habit of being yourself so you can truly change your mind and life. Best-selling author, international speaker, chiropractor, and renowned researcher of epigenetics, quantum physics, and neuroscience, Dr. Joe Dispenza shares that you are not doomed by your genes and hardwired to be a certain way for the rest of your life. New science is emerging that empowers all human beings to create the reality they choose. In Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, Dr. Joe Dispenza combines the fields of quantum physics, neuroscience, brain chemistry, biology, and genetics to show you what is truly possible and how to recondition the body and create better health. Not only will you be given the necessary knowledge to change your energy and any aspect of yourself, but you will be taught the step-by-step tools to apply what you learn in order to make measurable changes in any area of your life. Chapters include: Foreword by Daniel G. Amen, M.D. Introduction: The Greatest Habit You Can Ever Break Is the Habit of Being Yourself PART I: The Science of You The Quantum You Overcoming Your Environment Overcoming Your Body Overcoming Time Survival vs. Creation PART II: Your Brain and Meditation Three Brains: Thinking to Doing to Being The Gap Meditation, Demystifying the Mystical, and Waves of Your Future PART III: Stepping Toward Your New Destiny The Meditative Process: Introduction and Preparation Open the Door to Your Creative State Step 1: Induction Prune Away the Habit of Being Yourself (Week Two) Step 2: Recognizing Step 3: Admitting and Declaring Step 4: Surrendering Dismantle the Memory of the Old You (Week Three) Step 5: Observing and Reminding Step 6: Redirecting Create a New Mind for Your New Future (Week Four) Step 7: Creating and Rehearsing Demonstrating and Being Transparent: Living Your New Reality Dr. Joe demystifies consciousness and ancient understandings to bridge the gap between science and spirituality. Through his powerful healing workshops and lectures, thousands of people in 24 different countries have used these principles to change from the inside out. Once you break the habit of being yourself and truly change your mind, your life will never be the same! “In this book, I want to share some of what I learned along the way and show you, by exploring how mind and matter are interrelated, how you can apply these principles not only to your body, but to any aspect of your life.” — Dr. Joe Dispenza “Anyone who reads this book and applies the steps will benefit from their efforts. Its cutting-edge content is explained in a simple language that is accessible to anyone, and provides a user-friendly guide for sustained change from the inside out.” — Rollin McCraty, Ph.D., Director of Research, HeartMath Research Center


How to Completely Change Your Life in 30 Seconds - Part I

How to Completely Change Your Life in 30 Seconds - Part I

Author: Robert C. Worstell

Publisher: Lulu.com

Published: 2017-06-22

Total Pages: 134

ISBN-13: 1387055038

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Here's the secret in 3 steps: 1. Suspend disbelief as you read the following: 2. ""We Become What We Think About."" - Earl Nightingale 3. Then, decide that it's true. Now, the rest of your life, you'll be testing this for yourself. You may be asking questions like these: - Can you actually change what you think about? - Do positive thoughts create a positive personal environment? - By being critical of anything or anyone around you actually improve conditions? - Is your health affected by negative thinking? You'll find continuing instances of how this is true and how it might not be. You'll be "haunted" by this singular thought, although the results will help you awake with fresh inspirations about how to live your life even better than you are now. In this first part, the basics of Nightingale's philosophy are revealed, based on notes from key recordings. As Earl Nightingale once said: ""Start today. You have nothing to lose - but you have your whole life to win.""


Learning Mechanisms in Smoking

Learning Mechanisms in Smoking

Author: William Alvin Hunt

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

Published:

Total Pages: 250

ISBN-13: 0202367061

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Psychologists have spent thousands of years studying the learning processes of the white rat, yet until recently they have neglected the laboratory of everyday social behavior for studying learning in man. In this book the leading experts in learning theory and pharmacology examine the role of learning mechanisms in smoking. The results provide new insights into the study of learning and determine new directions for future research on smoking and its control. Two opening essays establish the framework for the volume. One is a thorough review of research on controlling smoking behavior, and the other is a review of findings on the personality of the smoker and the non-smoker. A second part includes four essays. The first discusses the role played by habit in smoking, defining habit in terms of "fixed behavior patterns, over learned to the point of becoming automatic, and marked by decreasing awareness and increasing dependency on secondary rather than primary reinforcement." The second discusses mechanisms of self-control, concentrating on humiliation or the realization of "membership in an ethically repugnant class" as one typical means of achieving such control. The third is an excellent statement of the reinforcement position, and the fourth discusses the role of nicotine as an addictive agent. Part three presents the views of sociologists on smoking behavior and goes on to discuss the effects of prolonged alcohol ingestion on the eating, drinking, and smoking patterns of chronic alcoholics. In its new approach to the study of smoking and learning behavior this book is of continuing interest to psychologists, psychiatrists, medical doctors, public health officers, teachers--anyone interested in the scientific study and practical control of smoking behavior. It is valuable collateral reading for courses in experimental psychology, social psychology, and health education on both the undergraduate and graduate levels. William A. Hunt (1903-1986) was professor of psychology at Loyola University, Chicago. He was also chairman of the Department of Psychology at Northwestern University. During World War II, he headed the Navy's clinical psychology program. He has served as a member of the Medical Advisory Group to the Administrator of Veterans Affairs, the Army's Scientific Advisory Panel, and the Community Research and Resources Panel of the National Institutes of Mental Health, as well as being for many years a consultant to the Surgeons General of both the Army and Navy.


Detox Diets For Dummies

Detox Diets For Dummies

Author: Gerald Don Wootan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Published: 2010-03-08

Total Pages: 363

ISBN-13: 0470525126

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Detox Diets For Dummies is your guide to making informed choices about cleansing your body and mind safely and conveniently Researchers have found that we ingest dangerous chemicals every day in our food, water, and the air we breathe. Detox Diets For Dummies helps you understand the effects of these chemicals on your body and find safe, gentle methods to expel them from your system. This comprehensive guide provides clear, reliable information on the leading detox plans so you can accurately assess your own needs and select the best plan for your desired detox goal. A screening quiz helps you identify the program and plan that best suits your lifestyle and personal detox objectives. Detox Diets For Dummies provides plenty of healthy recipes and exercises help clear your body of toxins without harmful or unpleasant side effects. Helps you flush away harmful chemicals safely and easily Reveals why some popular detox programs may cause more harm than good Supplies a screening quiz to help you identify your personal detox needs and choose the right program Recommends programs for quitting smoking or drinking, fighting allergies, and losing weight, calming stress and anxiety, increasing your energy, and revitalizing your spirit. Includes more than 35 recipes for safe cleansing of toxins and other harmful agents Whether you are motivated by weight loss, disease prevention, metal purification, or physical revival-Read Detox Diets For Dummies for a variety of detox programs that are all natural and fit every lifestyle.


The Habit of Winning

The Habit of Winning

Author: Prakash Iyer

Publisher: Penguin UK

Published: 2011-02-16

Total Pages: 264

ISBN-13: 8184753667

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Do you feel like throwing in the towel, but want to be a great leader? Would you like to build an organization? Do you want your child to be the best she can be? If you answered yes to any of these questions, The Habit of Winning is the book for you. It is a book that will change the way you think, work and live, with stories about self-belief and perseverance, leadership and teamwork—stories that will ignite a new passion and a renewed sense of purpose in your mind. The stories in The Habit of Winning range from cola wars to cricketing heroes, from Michelle Obama’s management techniques to Mahatma Gandhi’s generosity. There are life lessons from frogs and rabbits, sharks and butterflies, kites and balloons. Together they create a heady mix that will make the winner inside you emerge and grow.