A guide to all kinds of addiction from a star who has struggled with heroin, alcohol, sex, fame, food and eBay, that will help addicts and their loved ones make the first steps into recovery
âThis manual for self-realization comes not from a mountain but from the mud...My qualification is not that I am better than you but I am worse.â âRussell Brand
With a rare mix of honesty, humor, and compassion, comedian and movie star Russell Brand mines his own wild story and shares the advice and wisdom he has gained through his fourteen years of recovery. Brand speaks to those suffering along the full spectrum of addictionâfrom drugs, alcohol, caffeine, and sugar addictions to addictions to work, stress, bad relationships, digital media, and fame. Brand understands that addiction can take many shapes and sizes and how the process of staying clean, sane, and unhooked is a daily activity. He believes that the question is not âWhy are you addicted?â but "What pain is your addiction masking? Why are you runningâinto the wrong job, the wrong life, the wrong personâs arms?"
Russell has been in all the twelve-step fellowships going, heâs started his own menâs group, heâs a therapy regular and a practiced yogiâand while heâs worked on this material as part of his comedy and previous bestsellers, heâs never before shared the tools that really took him out of it, that keep him clean and clear. Here he provides not only a recovery plan, but an attempt to make sense of the ailing world.
NEW YORK TIMESÂ BESTSELLER â¢Â The authors ofÂ No-Drama Discipline and The Yes BrainÂ explain the new science of how a childâs brain is wired and how it matures in this pioneering, practical book. Â âSimple, smart, and effective solutions to your childâs struggles.ââHarvey Karp, M.D.Â In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson offer a revolutionary approach to child rearing with twelve key strategies that foster healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children. The authors explainâand make accessibleâthe new science of how a childâs brain is wired and how it matures. The âupstairs brain,â which makes decisions and balances emotions, is under construction until the mid-twenties. And especially in young children, the right brain and its emotions tend to rule over the logic of the left brain. No wonder kids throw tantrums, fight, or sulk in silence. By applying these discoveries to everyday parenting, you can turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your childâs brain and foster vital growth.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Complete with age-appropriate strategies for dealing with day-to-day struggles and illustrations that will help you explain these concepts to your child, The Whole-Brain Child shows you how to cultivate healthy emotional and intellectual development so that your children can lead balanced, meaningful, and connected lives.Â â[A] useful child-rearing resource for the entire family . . . The authors include a fair amount of brain science, but they present it for both adult and child audiences.ââKirkus ReviewsÂ âStrategies for getting a youngster to chill out [with] compassion.ââThe Washington PostÂ âThis erudite, tender, and funny book is filled with fresh ideas based on the latest neuroscience research. I urge all parents who want kind, happy, and emotionally healthy kids to read The Whole-Brain Child. This is my new baby gift.ââMary Pipher, Ph.D., author of Reviving Ophelia and The Shelter of Each OtherâGives parents and teachers ideas to get all parts of a healthy childâs brain working together.ââParent to Parent
The New York Times and Washington Post bestseller that changed the way millions communicate
â[Crucial Conversations] draws our attention to those defining moments that literally shape our lives, our relationships, and our world. . . . This book deserves to take its place as one of the key thought leadership contributions of our time.ââfrom the Foreword by Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
âThe quality of your life comes out of the quality of your dialogues and conversations. Hereâs how to instantly uplift your crucial conversations.ââMark Victor Hansen, cocreator of the #1 New York Times bestselling series Chicken Soup for the SoulÂ®
The first edition of Crucial Conversations exploded onto the scene and revolutionized the way millions of people communicate when stakes are high. This new edition gives you the tools to:
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