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Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; . . . who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” — Theodore Roosevelt
Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable, or to dare greatly. Whether the arena is a new relationship, an important meeting, our creative process, or a difficult family conversation, we must find the courage to walk into vulnerability and engage with our whole hearts.
In Daring Greatly, Dr. Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability. Based on twelve years of research, she argues that vulnerability is not weakness, but rather our clearest path to courage, engagement, and meaningful connection. The book that Dr. Brown’s many fans have been waiting for, Daring Greatly will spark a new spirit of truth — and trust — in our organizations, families, schools, and communities.
Songlines of the Soul: Pathways to a New Vision for a New Century
Veronica Goodchild PhD (Author) — Thomas Moore (Foreword)
The title for this book comes from the ancient Aboriginal concept of “song lines” — pathways to another world reached through dreamtime and visionary insight, and encounters with the unknown realm of experience.
Veronica Goodchild addresses how dreams, synchronicities, UFO/ET encounters, Crop Circle mysteries, and NDEs all point to the new unfolding vision of reality. She draws on ancient mystery traditions to explore how this metamorphosis is already reflected cross-culturally in Hopi, Aztec, Mayan, Hindu, Tibetan, Maori, Zulu, Dogon, and Egyptian cultures.
Songlines of the Soul proposes a new paradigm of reality, a new worldview. The signatures of this new reality are arising both in our own experiences and all around us if only we can stretch wide our stubbornly held perceptions of what is “reality.” As we stand at a crucial turning point in our human history, this book offers hope, a call to awaken and expand our perceptions of the fundamental principles that orchestrate reality.
In an age when the answers offered by governments and traditional religion are no longer sufficient, the quest for meaning must–as it always has in the past–arise first through visions, dreams, and journeys to other dimensions of consciousness.
In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction
Gabor Maté MD
Based on Gabor Maté’s two decades of experience as a medical doctor and his groundbreaking work with the severely addicted on Vancouver’s skid row, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts radically reenvisions this much misunderstood field by taking a holistic approach.
Dr. Maté presents addiction not as a discrete phenomenon confined to an unfortunate or weak-willed few, but as a continuum that runs throughout (and perhaps underpins) our society; not a medical “condition” distinct from the lives it affects, rather the result of a complex interplay among personal history, emotional, and neurological development, brain chemistry, and the drugs (and behaviors) of addiction. Simplifying a wide array of brain and addiction research findings from around the globe, the book avoids glib self-help remedies, instead promoting a thorough and compassionate self-understanding as the first key to healing and wellness.
In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts argues persuasively against contemporary health, social, and criminal justice policies toward addiction and those impacted by it. The mix of personal stories—including the author’s candid discussion of his own “high-status” addictive tendencies—and science with positive solutions makes the book equally useful for lay readers and professionals.
Gestalt Therapy: The Attitude and Practice of an Atheoretical Experientialism
Dr. Naranjo’s new volume on the inner principles of Gestalt therapy practice is actually two books in one: a book written over 20 years ago at Fritz Perls’ request but never before published except in excerpts, now updated by the author; and a collection of recent talks and essays that present the author’s reassessment of Gestalt therapy for the 90’s. Lively and readable, both learned and insightful, this book will be indispensible both for professionals and the beginning lay reader.
According to colleagues of Dr. Naranjo and several therapists trained personally by Perls at Esalen Institute, his book fills a gap in the literature. A student and associate of Perls at Esalen in the 60’s, Naranjo has captured the flavor and distinctive character of the California-based school of Gestalt therapy propagated by Perls in his last years as a teacher and exemplar of the approach he pioneered.
This book will remind the initiate, and demonstrate to the novice, why Fritz Perls was a key influence and truly the father of the now-flourishing human potential movement world-wide.