The Brain

The Story of You

Author: David Eagleman

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1782116591

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 3693


'This is the story of how your life shapes your brain, and how your brain shapes your life.' Join renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman on a whistle-stop tour of the inner cosmos. It's a journey that will take you into the world of extreme sports, criminal justice, genocide, brain surgery, robotics, and the search for immortality. On the way, amidst the infinitely dense tangle of brain cells and their trillions of connections, something emerges that you might not have expected to see: you.

The Untrue Story of You

How to Let Go of the Past that Creates You, and Become Fully Alive in the Presen t

Author: Bryan Hubbard

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1781804907

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 8165


In The Untrue Story of You, Bryan Hubbard presents a powerful, groundbreaking theory explaining who we really are, how our relationship to our past affects us and how we can finally find true healing. In the pages of this book, you will discover that 'you' are actually made up of Three Selves, or time-bodies – past, present and potential - and that these three distinct entities send out energetic pulses, or waves, that interact to create your experience of life. As you move through life, experiences you never fully understood from your past begin to weigh you down, causing you to respond in the present with anxiety and fear without knowing why. As this pattern repeats itself, it can drag you into depression or addictive behaviours that are seemingly out of your control. Sharing his own moving story of overcoming the painful experiences of his childhood, Bryan teaches you how to heal the negative patterns you have created in your life, and, through a 21-day programme, become the real 'you' – the child you once were who could see the world as it really is, an unfolding miracle in the present moment.

The Story of Stuart and Frank

How You Can Achieve the Results You Really Want

Author: Paul Browning


ISBN: 1456617508

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

View: 4095


The Story of Stuart and Frank is a book written by the author, Paul Browning, with the intent of delivering to the reader instructions on how to get the results that they really want in their life. Factors such as the increasing cost of living, jobs under threat or cash flow pressures in business means we all concentrate on a lot of negativity in our lives. Consequently, such negativity can wear us down and affect our thoughts, feelings, attitudes and ultimately our results and achievements. You may have noticed this negativity filtering down to affect you at a personal level. You may have experienced this in the form of feedback from employers, teachers, even mothers and fathers whom despite having your best interests at heart can occasionally fail to encourage. Let s not forget, they too are under pressure. The Story of Stuart and Frank, outlines the lives of two fictional individuals who have the same opportunities as they embark on their lives. It depicts two very contrasting outcomes for them both despite their similar circumstances. Stuart does very well while Frank achieves modest results at best. Browning uses these two individuals to outline to us how our thoughts become feelings, the way feelings influence our actions, and our actions dictate the quality of our results. The book outlines the factors that can influence our thoughts and provides suggestions for success. The book contains two parts. Part One details the lives of Stuart and Frank and analyses how their lives change through the lifecycle of growing up to old age and, ultimately, death whilst concentrating on the internal and external factors that influence their thoughts and actions. Part Two outlines how the reader can get the results they really want in any aspect of their own life. It analyses how we all think, how we use our five physical senses to perceive the world we live in and finally what we can do to influence the way we think. Consequently, the reader can enjoy a happier and better quality of life from the results they achieve.

The Little Book of Big Stuff About the Brain

The true story of your amazing brain

Author: Andrew Curran

Publisher: Crown House Publishing

ISBN: 1845902092

Category: Education

Page: 178

View: 746


Designed as a cover to cover read which leaves the reader with a working knowledge of the human brain from its first evolution 2 billion years ago to the present day. A light-hearted look at the brain aimed at a lay audience. It especially focuses on the neurobiology of emotional intelligence and in many ways is the neurobiological explanation of why emotional intelligence is so important to health, wealth and happiness.

The Kennedy Family and the Story of Mental Retardation

Author: Edward Shorter

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781566397827

Category: History

Page: 249

View: 1843


According to Edward Shorter, just forty years ago the institutions housing people with mental retardation (MR) had become a national scandal. The mentally retarded who lived at home were largely isolated and a source of family shame. Although some social stigma still attaches to the people with developmental disabilities (a range of conditions including what until recently was called mental retardation), they now actively participate in our society and are entitled by law to educational, social, and medical services. The immense improvement in their daily lives and life chances came about in no small part because affected families mobilized for change but also because the Kennedy family made mental retardation its single great cause. Long a generous benefactor of MR-related organizations, Joseph P. Kennedy made MR the special charitable interest of the family foundation he set up in the 1950s. Although he gave all of his children official roles, he involved his daughter Eunice in performing its actual work--identifying appropriate recipients of awards and organizing the foundation's activities. With unique access to family and foundation papers, Shorter brings to light the Kennedy family's strong commitment to public service, showing that Rose and Joe taught their children by precept and example that their wealth and status obligated them to perform good works. Their parents expected each of them to apply their considerable energies to making a difference. Eunice Kennedy Shriver took up that charge and focused her organizational and rhetorical talents on putting MR on the federal policy agenda. As a sister of the President of the United States, she had access to the most powerful people in the country and drew their attention to the desperate situation of families affected by mental retardation. Her efforts made an enormous difference, resulting in unprecedented public attention to MR and new approaches to coordinating medical and social services. Along with her husband, R. Sargent Shriver, she made the Special Olympics a international, annual event in order to encourage people with mental retardation to develop their skills and discover the joy of achievement. She emerges from these pages as a remarkable and dedicated advocate for people with developmental disabilities. Shorter's account of mental retardation presents an unfamiliar view of the Kennedy family and adds a significant chapter to the history of disability in this country. Author note: Edward Shorter is a Professor at the University of Toronto where he holds the Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine. He is the author of A History of Psychiatry from the Era of the Asylum to the Age of Prozac, as well as many other books in the fields of history and medicine.

The Everlasting Story of Nory

Author: Nicholson Baker

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307807525

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 4571


Our supreme fabulist of the ordinary now turns his attention on a 9-year-old American girl and produces a novel as enchantingly idiosyncratic as any he has written. Nory Winslow wants to be a dentist or a designer of pop-up books. She likes telling stories and inventing dolls. She has nightmares about teeth, which may explain her career choice. She is going to school in England, where she is mocked for her accent and her friendship with an unpopular girl, and she has made it through the year without crying. Nicholson Baker follows Nory as she interacts with her parents and peers, thinks about God and death-watch beetles, and dreams of cows with pointed teeth. In this precocious child he gives us a heroine as canny and as whimsical as Lewis Carroll's Alice and evokes childhood in all its luminous weirdness.

The Story of Owen

Dragon Slayer of Trondheim

Author: E.K. Johnston

Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab ™

ISBN: 1467739995

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 312

View: 9901


Listen! For I sing of Owen Thorskard: valiant of heart, hopeless at algebra, last in a long line of legendary dragon slayers. Though he had few years and was not built for football, he stood between the town of Trondheim and creatures that threatened its survival. There have always been dragons. As far back as history is told, men and women have fought them, loyally defending their villages. Dragon slaying was a proud tradition. But dragons and humans have one thing in common: an insatiable appetite for fossil fuels. From the moment Henry Ford hired his first dragon slayer, no small town was safe. Dragon slayers flocked to cities, leaving more remote areas unprotected. Such was Trondheim's fate until Owen Thorskard arrived. At sixteen, with dragons advancing and his grades plummeting, Owen faced impossible odds—armed only with a sword, his legacy, and the classmate who agreed to be his bard. Listen! I am Siobhan McQuaid. I alone know the story of Owen, the story that changes everything. Listen!

A Laodicean: A Story Of Today (Annotated Edition)

Author: Thomas Hardy

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 384963714X

Category: Fiction

Page: 502

View: 350


In "A Laodicean" (1881) Mr. Hardy became less spontaneous and charming, although more subtle and, perhaps, more powerful. The heroine, Paula Power, the Laodicean, neither hot nor cold, is a most interesting study in feminine psychology. The three leading male characters—Somerset, the architect, Dare, the adventurer, and Captain de Stancy, the scion of a decayed family—are well drawn.

Spring Break: A True Story of Hope and Determination

Author: Steven Benvenisti,Steven Benvenisti Esq

Publisher: TMSC Publishing Co.

ISBN: 1469903644

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 2456


Imagine the worst event that could ever happen to you; something so horrific that death is a welcome alternative. That's exactly what happened to Ben, an all-American college student, athlete, homecoming king, president of the honors society, fraternity brother, all while having a great relationship with his girlfriend and family. Life could not have been better. Unfortunately, it all came to a screeching halt during his college spring break in Daytona Beach, when a drunk driver crashed into him while he was walking. As an attorney, Ben's case touched me like no other. It was so gruesome, so unthinkably devastating, that to this day I still get chills just thinking about it. Yet, all who followed this case have agreed that this story has inspired and changed them forever. And so I'd made a promise that if I won, I would share the story of this powerful and inspiring case with the public in the hopes of ending drunk driving and D.U.I. Spring Break is a true story of inner strength and courage, which also provides a secret so precious that it not only saves lives, it guarantees success no matter what the challenge is.

Ardath, The Story Of A Dead Self

Author: Marie Corelli

Publisher: Health Research Books

ISBN: 9780787302085


Page: 610

View: 9148


1896 the scene is of barbaric splendor in the city of Al-Kyris. the theme is drawn from the Book of Esdras, one of the Apocryphal Jewish writings. This furthers the cause of true religion. Theos Alwyn is transplanted into the city of Al-Kyris, in a by.