Bestselling author, popular marriage counselor, and seminar leader John Gray provides a unique and practical guide to help men and women communicate better by acknowledging the differences between them. Abridged. 2 CDs.
Now available as an ebook for the first time, the legendary relationships guide that mothers recommend to their daughters, friends give as gifts and brothers steal from their sisters, MEN ARE FROM MARS AND WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS is inarguably the definitive book on having a happy relationship.
Men are from Mars, and Women are from Venus at home and at work! In this powerful book, John Gray turns his successful Mars and Venus healing advice towards work and success in modern times - from how to create and maintain positive relationships at work, how to maximize your potential; how to realize your creativity and more. With insightful advice for men and women, he stresses the need to focus on what you love and what is important in life in order to create lasting success. In How to Get What You Want in the Workplace, John Gray provides the ultimate guide for real and lasting success, and happiness and fulfilment at work.
"Die Männer werden die Frauen niemals verstehen, und die Frauen werden niemals die Männer verstehen - und das ist eine Sache, die weder Männer noch Frauen jemals verstehen werden." Nach diesem Motto haben die Autoren eine amüsante Mischung aus Parodie und Ratgeber verfaßt, in der alle Höhen und Tiefen in zwischenmenschlichen Beziehungen aufgezeigt werden. Collins und Sullivan beschreiben auf amüsante und nicht ganz ernste Weise das perfekte Beziehungschaos und geben hilfreiche Tips, wie man den "Krieg der Geschlechter" möglichst lange aufrechterhalten kann. Und wie so oft im Leben versteckt sich auch hier stes ein kleines Körnchen Wahrheit...
'Kann man voraussagen, wie lange eine Partnerschaft hält? Ja, meint John M. Gottman, und tritt dafür sogar den wissenschaftlichen Beweis an. Mit Hilfe seines 'Ehelabors' erforscht er seit Jahrzehnten die Geheimnisse glücklicher Ehen. Er hat dabei sieben Prinzipien herausgearbeitet, die erfolgreiche Paare auf ihrem Weg zu einer harmonischen und langlebigen Beziehung anwenden. Mit vielen praktischen Ratschlägen und griffigen Fallbeispielen.'
A Practical and Spiritual Guide to Personal Success
Author: John Gray
Publisher: Harper Collins
Create The Life You Want John Gray, the author of the Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus relationship classic, now presents a brilliantly innovative program for achieving personal success. The wisdom and techniques in these pages will enable you to feel greater joy, love, confidence, and peace. Some Wise Words From How to Get What You Want and Want What You Have Your experience of the world reflects your inner state. Whenever you are not getting what you need, you are always looking in the wrong direction. Find your soul's desire, and start getting everything you want. Material success can only make you happy if you are already happy. The power to get what you want comes from confidence, positive feeling, and desire. You have the power to change. No one else can do it for you.
The Complete Fire Inspector I and II Training Solution! Fire inspectors need to know how to interpret and apply national and local codes and standards in the office and in the field. Fire Inspector: Principles and Practice is designed to prepare fire inspectors to ensure the highest standards of fire and life safety in their communities. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) are pleased to bring you Fire Inspector: Principles and Practice, a modern integrated teaching and learning system for the fire inspector. This textbook meets and exceeds the job performance requirements for level I and II fire inspectors from Chapters 4 and 5 of NFPA 1031, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector and Plan Examiner, 2009 Edition. Fire Inspector: Principles and Practice is built on a solid foundation of the basics: building construction, fire growth, and types of occupancies. This fundamental knowledge is presented in a concise, understandable writing style that is easy to digest and recall. The solid foundation of fire and building knowledge then branches out to show the fire inspector how abstract concepts and codes will be concretely applied on a daily basis. This is the text that truly prepares fire inspectors for the real world.
Was ist in der Nacht wirklich passiert, über die Logan nicht sprechen kann? Warum kommt sein bester Freund Zyler nicht mehr zur Schule? Warum wehrt Logan sich nicht gegen Bruce und seine Freunde, die ihn bei jeder Gelegenheit mobben? Die Gerüchteküche brodelt, überall, in der Nachbarschaft und in der Schule, doch Logan schweigt, beharrlich. Niemand kommt an ihn ran - außer Laurel, das Mädchen mit dem schrägen Sprachwitz und dem Schauspieltalent, das sich von keinem reinreden lässt. Eine packende Geschichte über Freundschaft und Schuld. Ab 12 Jahren.
Do you want to know how and what it takes to attract a R.E.AL. man? Are you interested in knowing and learning about all the qualities that will make you 100 times more attractive to a R.E.A.L.man? Ladies, are you interested in having a successful, long term, committed relationship which could possibly even lead to marriage and a life of happily ever after? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, then this book is for you! This book gives direct, specific and expert advice plus insight on how to attract a R.E.A.L. man. It also gives a straight, no chaser description of what these men look for in a woman when considering taking the relationship to the next level. The qualities and principles in this book are guaranteed to help women of all ages, educational backgrounds, races and experiences maximize their chances of finding a loving and enduring relationship with a R.E.A.L.man! Enjoy a relationship better than you ever imagined and built to last!
Fathering is one of the most basic and profound human activities. Yet in addition to its many joys, fatherhood is often freighted with longing, sadness, anger, and misunderstanding. Most of us, men and women alike, are acutely aware of how difficult it is to father well, year after year, until, and even after, children are grown. At the same time, the essential relationships between men and women and their children are under stress these days as never before, subject to the pressures of work, money, divorce, remarriage, and adoption. As a result, many fathers struggle with deep uncertainties about their parenting abilities. Meanwhile, society's definitions of masculinity appear ever more fluid, negotiable, and unreachable in today's media-saturated culture, which endlessly exposes men (and women) to a stream of images celebrating violence, war, hypermasculinity, athletic ability, corporate competition, alternative life-styles, "metrosexuality," and triumphant materialism. Who, men might rightfully ask, are we expected to be? Do various pop-cultural definitions of masculinity really reflect what it is to be a man? What in men's true natures helps them be good fathers? Can aggression be useful? What masculine traits do fathers need to guard -- and guard against? How do men love their children, and how is being a father very different from and no less essential than being a mother? And how can women understand how men experience fatherhood? This is the rich social reality that Dr. Mark O'Connell, a psychotherapist and father of three, addresses in his provocative, brilliant, and wise book. Drawing on both his professional case histories and personal experience, O'Connell describes the internal conflicts that many men feel about the difficulties of being a father but which they are often unable to discuss easily. Such issues include questions about authority, discipline, intimacy, physical contact, and sexuality. In ways that are distinctly masculine, O'Connell says, fathers communicate standards, insist on respect for others, instigate necessary confrontations, and even engage in the kind of rough-and-tumble play that enlivens the developing neural structures in a child's brain. O'Connell contends that fathers play a crucial role in conveying the rules, expectations, and inevitabilities of life, and he describes how men can help their families by understanding and embracing their own masculinity. Men are different from women and must be allowed to parent differently as well. The Good Father, however, is not just a very readable book for fathers struggling to find their best selves in relation to their spouses and children. Women will want to read The Good Father as well. All men and women have complex and important relationships with their fathers, whether or not those men were good fathers. Dr. O'Connell reveals how men and women alike bring these relationships to their parenting, and how we so often need to untangle these generational knots. Filled with reassuring common sense, The Good Father opens a path toward happier, more satisfying relationships for the entire family while helping men become the good fathers they deeply want to be.
Despite tremendous advances in civil rights, we live in a world where the sexes remain sharply segregated from birth to death: in names, clothing, social groupings, and possessions; in occupations, civic association, and domestic roles. Gender separatism, so pervasive as to be almost invisible, permeates the fabric of our daily social routines. Preferring a notion of gender that is fluid and contextual, and denying that separatism is inevitable, Nancy Levit dismantles the myths of gender essentialism Drawing on a wealth of interdisciplinary data regarding the biological and cultural origins of sex differences, Levit provides a fresh perspective on gendered behaviors and argues the need for careful cultivation of new relations between the sexes. With its focus particularly on men, The Gender Line offers an insightful overview of the construction of gender and the damaging effects of its stereotypes. Levit analyzes the ways in which law legitimizes the social segregation of the sexes through legal decisions regarding custody, employment, education, sexual harassment, and criminal law. In so doing, she illustrates the ways in which men's and women's oppressions are intertwined and how law molds the very definition of masculinity. Applying feminist methodology to the doctrine of feminism itself, Levit artfully demonstrates that gender separatism infects even our contemporary views of feminism. Levit asks questions that have been too long been unspoken--those that lie at the core of the feminist project, yet threaten its very foundations. Revealing masculinity as both a privileged and a victimized condition, she calls for a step forward, past the bounds of contemporary feminism and its conflicts, toward a more egalitarian and inclusive feminism. This brand of feminism would reshape traditional masculinity, invite men into feminist dialogue, and claim men as political allies.
Surviving and Thriving in a Relationship with an Entrepreneur
Author: Brad Feld,Amy Batchelor
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Real life insights on what it takes to make it in a relationship with an entrepreneur Entrepreneurs are always on the go, looking for the next "startup" challenge. And while they lead very intensely rewarding lives, time is always short and relationships are often long-distant and stressed because of extended periods apart. Coping with these, and other obstacles, are critical if an entrepreneur and their partner intend on staying together—and staying happy. In Startup Life, Brad Feld—a Boulder, Colorado-based entrepreneur turned-venture capitalist—shares his own personal experiences with his wife Amy, offering a series of rich insights into successfully leading a balanced life as a human being who wants to play as hard as he works and who wants to be as fulfilled in life and in work. With this book, Feld distills his twenty years of experience in this field to addresses how the village of startup people can put aside their workaholic ways and lead rewarding lives in all respects. Includes real-life examples of entrepreneurial couples who have had successful relationships and what works for them Provides practical advice for adapting to change and overcoming the inevitable ups and downs associated with the entrepreneurial lifestyle Written by Brad Feld, a thought-leader in this field who has been an early-stage investor and successful entrepreneur for more than twenty years While there's no "secret formula" to relationship success in the world of the entrepreneur, there are ways to making navigation of this territory easier. Startup Life is a well-rounded guide that has the insights and advice you need to succeed in both your personal and business life.
Listen to people in every field and you'll hear a call for more sophisticated leadership—for leaders who can solve more complex problems than the human race has ever faced. But these leaders won't simply come to the fore; we have to develop them, and we must cultivate them as quickly as is humanly possible. Changing on the Job is a means to this end. As opposed to showing readers how to play the role of a leader in a "paint by numbers" fashion, Changing on the Job builds on theories of adult growth and development to help readers become more thoughtful individuals, capable of leading in any scenario. Moving from the theoretical to the practical, and employing real-world examples, author Jennifer Garvey Berger offers a set of building blocks to help cultivate an agile workforce while improving performance. Coaches, HR professionals, thoughtful leaders, and anyone who wants to flourish on the job will find this book a vital resource for developing their own capacities and those of the talent that they support.
Secrets to a Happy Life is about relationships and how an abusive marriage can affect women and children and how faith in God can transform a life. God is able to bring about change by healing everyone. No matter what you deal with, God can bring you out, and you never have to settle for less than God’s best in your life. No one can compare to what God can do in your life. He never fails; nor does he leave you alone.
The NIV Application Commentary Ecclesiastes/Song of Songs. Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs have always presented particular challenges to their readers, especially if those readers are seeking to understand them as part of Christian Scripture. Ecclesiastes regularly challenges the reader as to grammar and syntax. The interpretation even of words which occur frequently in the book is often unclear and a matter of dispute, partly because there is frequent word-play in the course of the argument. The argument is itself complex and sometimes puzzling and has often provoked the charge of inconsistency or outright self-contradiction. When considered in the larger context of the OT, Ecclesiastes stands out as an unusual book, whose connection with the main stream of biblical tradition seems tenuous. We find ourselves apparently reading about the meaninglessness of life and the certainty of death in a universe in which God is certainly present but is distant and somewhat uninvolved. When considered in the context of the NT, the dissonance between Ecclesiastes and its scriptural context seems even greater; for if there is one thing that we do not find in this book, it is the joy of resurrection. Perhaps this is one reason why Ecclesiastes is seldom read or preached on in modern churches. The Song of Songs (also known as the Song of Solomon) has been read, historically, by Christians, in two primary ways—as a text which concerns the love and sexual intimacy of human beings and as a text which uses the language of human love and intimacy to speak of something else—the relationship between Christ and the church. Christians have often felt that they must choose between these options—that a text about human love and sexual intimacy could not be at the same time a spiritual text. It is one of the challenges of reading the Song to explore how far this is necessarily true and how far Christian readers have been influenced in their reading more by Platonism and Gnosticism than by biblical thinking about the nature of the human being and of human sexuality. Another challenge is to discover whether the Song is really one “song” at all, or simply a haphazard collection of shorter poems cast together because of their common theme of love; and still another is to gain clarity on what, precisely, is the connection between the Song and Solomon. This commentary sets out to wrestle honestly with all the challenges of reading these biblical books—the challenges of reading the texts in themselves, and the challenges of reading them as intrinsic parts of Christian Scripture. Using the standard structure of the NIVAC series, it explores their “original meaning,” the “bridging contexts” that enable their journey to the present, and their “contemporary significance.” In the course of the exploration, these books are seen to be deeply relevant in what they have to say both to the contemporary church and the contemporary culture.
From the best selling author of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, a practical guide on how to live your life in these times of tremendous change. In Practical Miracles for Mars And Venus, renowned self-help guru John Gray turns his successful healing advice to how we live in modern times and gives news advice on Love and all relationships- from couples and friends, to parents and beyond. He explains the amazing benefits of committing to change and returning to what’s most important in order to create a life of lasting love, health and happiness. He also practical principles to live by, including: ·Love as if you have never been hurt before-positive thinking ·Dance as if no one is watching-vulnerability ·Work as if you don’t need the money- responsibility ·Believe as if miracles can happen-acceptance In Practical Miracles for Mars And Venus, John Gray provides the ultimate guide for lasting love, increased success and vibrant health in the new millennium.