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Mending a Shattered Heart

Dr. Linda Hancock Book Reviews Self Help

Mending a Shattered Heart

Thirteen authors who are also experts in the area of sex addiction, have joined together to write "Mending a Shattered Heart - A guide for Partners of Sex Addicts". Each has written with a clarity that is not only educational but also inspirational for those who are caught in an extremely difficult situation involving sex addiction. The book is divided into two sections. The first is for partners of sex addicts and the second for specific situations. Beginning with a chapter that defines sex addiction, the book goes on to discuss the importance of an appropriate disclosure by the addict...

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Forgiveness - A Gift From My Grandparents

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Forgiveness - A Gift From My Grandparents

Mark Sakamoto's grandparents were born and raised on opposite sides of the country of Canada. They also found themselves on opposite sides in World War II. Despite these differences, however, they shared remarkable resiliency and their amazing ability to embrace forgiveness provides a worthy example for each of us to follow. Mark's Scottish-Canadian maternal grandfather, Ralph McLean, joined the war effort as a way of escaping problems experienced in his family of origin. He was sent to Hong Kong to fight and saw many of his fellow soldiers killed, tortured or abused infront of him. Mr. McLean was captured and...

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It's All Your Fault!

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It's All Your Fault!

Bill Eddy has worked with many high conflict individuals throughout his career where he has served in roles as a lawyer, mediator and social worker. In fact, he states that the theme of his career has been conflict resolution. Mr. Eddy's experience and valuable knowledge are shared with his readers who will benefit not only from the clearly-explained theory but also are given valuable strategies to help them deal with difficult situations that they may encounter. In "It's All Your Fault!" Eddy argues that approximately fifteen percent of the population have a personality pattern that is preoccupied with blaming others...

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Splitting

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Splitting

Bill Eddy has worked as a family lawyer, therapist and mediator. His expertise is in handling high conflict personalities in legal disputes. Randi Kreger is an expert on Borderline Personality Disorder. Together, these two professionals have written the book "Splitting" which they have sub-titled Protecting yourself while divorcing someone with Borderline or Narcissistic Personality Disorder." According to the authors, people with personality disorders have cognitive distortions that they believe are real and act upon them in aggressive or defensive ways. If other individuals try to confront them about these or there is any type of stress in his/her life, the...

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The Wildwater Walking Club

Dr. Linda Hancock Book Reviews Self Help

The Wildwater Walking Club

I recently travelled to Saskatoon for my granddaughter's grade eight graduation. As I stood in a shop looking at the book choices at the airport I realized that most of the options were ones that I had already read. Finally, I picked up a paperback by an author that I didn't know and read the back cover. It wasn't exactly what I was looking for as I prefer biographies and politics but due to the time constraints I quickly purchased it with an attitude of "it will have to do". Well, it was hard to put the book down and...

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If Life is a Game, These Are the Rules

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If Life is a Game, These Are the Rules

Cherie Carter-Scott, has worked with over 200,000 individuals worldwide over the past twenty-five years. Her work as a trainer and consultant has included teaching those individuals what she terms "The Ten Rules For Being Human". The author has written four books which have an underlying theme of providing motivation for life changes. This book of Dr. Carter-Scott's is approximately 130 pages and physically very small but, at the same time, is packed full of principles and wisdom for the reader. The text has been included in a Chicken Soup For the Soul book as well as an Ann Lander's column in the...

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Think Big

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Think Big

My daughter and I recently stayed at Trump Tower in Las Vegas and, while we were there, I purchased a book entitled "Think Big" which was written by Donald Trump and Bill Zanker who is President/Founder of "The Learning Annex".  Readers not only enjoy over 300 pages which consist of sections written by the two men and placed alternately throughout but also a Bonus Gift Pack that provides $219.97 value for online education at "The Learning Annex". The book which was published in 2007 and subtitled "Make it Happen in Business and Life" consists of ten chapters and appendix.  Stories describing positive...

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"Tug of War"

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"Tug of War"

"Tug of War" is the  first book ever written in North America by an experienced court judge specifically for parents who are going through separation and divorce.  Justice Harvey Brownstone has been employed in a number of  legal settings where he has gained a strong knowledge base and motivation to help individuals with their problem-solving. He was a Legal Aid lawyer for criminal cases, a researcher primarily for Family Law, Director of the Family Support Plan for the province of Ontario and is presently a provincial judge in the North Toronto Family Court. His extensive experience and narrative writing style have been combined in a manner that provides a very unique and interesting read....

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How to Enjoy Your Life and Your Job

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How to Enjoy Your Life and Your Job

Who could beat Dale Carnegie when it comes to self-help books?  His "How to Enjoy Your Life and Your Job" offers multiple stories of people who have moved from boredom, frustration and fatigue into successful fulfilling lives. This book offers techniques that are sound which have helped "millions" to improve their lives.  Some of these include learning essential work habits, overcoming fatigue, working with others people, having a good attitude, and developing a way to use and get respect from others. The author treats every day as being exciting and rewarding with more productivity.  Chapters focus on finding peace and...

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The Couple's Guide to Love and Money

Dr. Linda Hancock Book Reviews Self Help

The Couple's Guide to Love and Money

"The Couple's Guide to Love and Money" by Jonathan Rich, Ph.D. is an interesting self-help workbook published by New Harbinger Publications, Inc. The author states "first comes love and then comes .... money" and argues that money is the number one relationship problem. He then goes on to help couples learn money management techniques and discover creative methods for moving toward financial freedom. Mr. Rich (appropriately named) is an author who provides numerous quizzes, exercises and strategies throughout which help partners to understand expectations, increase communications, set and review goals, negotiate "hot spots" and then discover ways to create a...

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The Tipping Point

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The Tipping Point

"The Tipping Point" by Malcolm Gladwell which was published by Little, brown and company is one of the best books that I have read in a decade.  The author who is a writer for The New Yorker magazine also wrote "Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking". One of the things that captivated me with this book was the excellent writing style which is combined with good research and interesting stories to support the thesis.  Mr. Gladwell challenges the reader to think about things that make a difference when it comes to expertise.  He describes modern-day phenomena that explain what...

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Blink - The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

Dr. Linda Hancock Book Reviews Self Help

Blink - The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

Malcolm Gladwell, who is a staff writer for The New Yorker and author of the popular book "The tipping Point - How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference" wrote this bestselling book "Blink" which is acclaimed as "one of the most influential books of the past decade. Blink is combines the study of inner processes of the brain and how they manifest in society through decision-making and  what might otherwise be credited to intelligence.  But, Gladwell argues, thinking is much more complex than that.  He presents case study after case study to show that some people can make decisions...

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Look Great Feel Great

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Look Great Feel Great

"Look Great Feel Great - 12 Keys to Enjoying a Healthy Life Now", written by Joyce Meyer is available in hard cover and audio book formats. The author begins by describing what she terms "America's Self-Respect Crisis" and then outlines twelve keys to developing self-respect. Ms. Meyer who has been in full-time ministry since 1980 is the bestselling author of more than seventy inspirational books, thousands of audio teachings and a complete video library. She also broadcasts radio and television programs worldwide and conducts conferences in numerous locations. "Look Great Feel Great" combines spiritual principles with practical advice with a...

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See You at the Top

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See You at the Top

Since the day that Zig Ziglar personally autographed his 1975 writing of See You At the Top for me, I have treasured this book.  At the time it was in its seventh printing with We Believe, Inc. of Dallas Texas and sold for $7.95   The original published title was "Biscuits, Fleas and Pump Handles" Zig Ziglar, the positive-thinking individual who is renown for his public speaking presented the concepts in this book for conferences and corporate training sessions world-wide.  His strong southern accent and humourous story-telling style are captured in the written word which holds your attention throughout.  See You At the Top encourages...

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Feeling Good - The New Mood Therapy

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Feeling Good - The New Mood Therapy

I chuckle when I read the words "The New Mood Therapy" because the book on my shelf was published by by Avon Books New York in 1980.  Feeling Good by David D. Burns was promoted as "The National Bestseller with over 2 million copies in print!"  That was twenty-eight years ago and I am still recommended it to my clients. The author of this book describes an approach to mood modification that has a self-help component for those who suffer from depression.  He cites research data that suggests people can learn to control their mood swings and self-defeating behaviours with principles and techniques which...

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A New Book About Leadership

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A New Book About Leadership

Lee Iacocca is an 83 year old American leader who has just released yet another best-selling book. He is a self-made man who is probably best known for saving Chrysler Corporation from financial ruin but has also created an extremely impressive list of accomplishments that include the renovation of Ellis Island, overseeing creation of the minivan, organizing Join Lee Now (a group whose goal is to find a cure for diabetes). He is also a philanthropist who is committed to feeding the hungry. Mr. Iacocca identified nine specific traits that are important for leadership in his new book "Where Have All the Leaders Gone?" They...

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