AWARD WINNER: 2016 BEST BOOK AWARDS SELF-HELP: GENERAL
YOU DON'T GET TO PICK WHERE FIGHTS GO
The speed and brutality of a predatory attack can shock even an experienced martial artist. The sudden chaos, the cascade of stress hormones—you feel as though time slows down. In reality, the assault is over in an instant. How does anyone prepare for that?
As a former corrections sergeant and tactical team leader, Rory Miller is a proven survivor. He instructs police and corrections professionals who, in many cases, receive only eight hours of defensive tactics training each year. They need techniques that work and they need unflinching courage.
In Training for Sudden Violence: 72 Practical Drills Miller gives you the tools to prepare and prevail, both physically and psychologically. He shares hard-won lessons from a world most of us hope we never experience.
Train in fundamentals, combat drills, and dynamic fighting.
Develop situational awareness.
Condition yourself through stress inoculation.
Take a critical look at your training habits.
“You don’t get to pick where fights go,” Miller writes. That’s why he has created a series of drills to train you for the worst of it. You will defend yourself on your feet, on the ground, against weapons, in a crowd, and while blindfolded. You will reevaluate your training scenarios—keeping what works, discarding what does not, and improving your chances of survival.
Miller’s “internal work,” “world work,” and “plastic mind” exercises will challenge you in ways that mere physical training does not. Sections include
Escape and evasion
The predator mind
Personal threat assessment
This is a fight for your life, and it won’t happen on a nice soft mat. It will get, as Miller says, “all kinds of messy.” Training for Sudden Violence: 72 Practical Drills prepares you for that mess.
In a society that deeply values productivity, speed, and external rewards, we often find ourselves with less of what we really long for: space, clarity, connection with others, and a sense of well-being. Our attempts to improve our lives and bottom lines by adding more to our calendars, expanding our to-do lists, and constantly being plugged in to technology is backfiring. Instead of getting more done, our minds are spinning, leaving us stressed, disconnected, and unable to focus.
Drop In challenges our assumptions about the effectiveness of our busy lives and offers a compelling alternative approach to living and leading by inviting people to “drop in” to the present moment. Deepening our awareness of the present moment, asserts Sara Harvey Yao, is the most efficient and sustainable way to navigate the complexities of work and life and to access our clarity, connection, and courage so we can lead your life more powerfully. Full of practical tools, Drop In will help busy professionals get out of the spin cycle of their minds and tune in to their already-existing wisdom and clarity that resides within all of us.
We have become accustomed to a new way of being alone together in a technological cocoon that covers up our real pain. Our true essence is hidden behind facades that we show to the world from the fear of being judged, criticized, and rejected. This is what brings us out of a natural state of healthy balance, is the root cause of disease, and what creates the segregation experienced worldwide.
#Loneliness is a global call for people to redefine themselves in the face of life's greatest challenges. Comforting, moving, and spiritually practical, this book is a guide to help people break through their apparent loneliness, and shift them toward crowd-nurtured world peace and the next stage in our evolution.
“You are a dynamic and sustainable system, coordinated power harnessed from within."
This foundational belief in expansion from within, to what Richerson calls "your whole self and your soul self," leads us back to the light, life, and love we are at our core. In this original exploration, the author shares 24 soular systems for radiant expansion in life and life's work for a whole new you, a whole new world, and a whole new way forward together.
These systems support a dynamic and sustainable life by reconnecting you to your essential self, journey, and truth -- what matters most. All Systems Go is a practical reference that will help you fine-tune your life. Inside you will find three sets of eight systems, each system comprised of eight momentum action pathways that are multidimensional in nature. Included with each system is a sample tool or practice from the SEEDS, STAR, and SEA system toolkits. These living systems welcome you into the experience of soul growth and expansion and offer an on-ramp to the future you.
There are times in life that shake us to our very foundations. We wish for things to get better, fast. But the truth is that moments of “falling apart” are also our most powerful catalysts for growth and change. In Falling Together, Donna Cardillo, a registered nurse, Dr. Oz blogger, and beloved public speaker, reflects on the overwhelming challenges that fall into every life, and the renewal that comes when we are able to meet them with courage. A funny, big-hearted self-help memoir that takes on issues like divorce, caregiving, and burnout―and many women’s biggest enemies of all, fear, insecurity, and self-doubt―Falling Together shows how to turn the challenges that threaten to knock us to the ground into the building blocks we need to become more successful, more joyful, and ultimately, more alive.
Unraveling and alone in India, newlywed Molly Brown is forced to traverse her inner landscape with new eyes while navigating a culture so different from her own in Boulder, Colorado. When a life-altering illness brings her to her knees at age thirty-two, Molly’s long-held dream to travel solo through India is shattered, giving way to a journey of another kind. Set against the vivid sensuality of India’s sounds, colors, smells, and nuanced contours, Learning to Walk in India is a true tale of love, loss, friendship, and the power of the human spirit. Told with unflinching honesty, Molly’s raw and often humorous account takes us on her wild, unforgettable ride as she surrenders to India, to her herself, and ultimately to the unknown as she learns to walk again.
Everyone can develop self-confidence and powerful leadership and social interaction skills at home.
Gabberz Public Speaking for Kids, Tweens, and Teens single-student edition is a do-it-yourself at home public speaking training program designed for youth ages 8 to 18. The parents and student do NOT need to know anything about public speaking to use this program.
Gabberz is the most comprehensive self-training program on the market today. This program includes over 260 pages that make no assumptions about previous knowledge or skills. All the tools and information you need are included. Most importantly, this is NOT just a book to read. Gabberz is an interactive and entertaining experience that trains through active exercises at every step.
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