Can I Say No?

Author: Stefanie Preissner

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147368790X

Category: Humor

Page: 320

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For most of her life, Stefanie Preissner was a people-pleaser. From hair-raising sleepovers and endless offers of cake to unwanted second dates and unrealistic work demands, she said yes to everything - even if it scared her or made her uncomfortable. Until, one day, she realised that her life had become more about agreeing to other people's decisions than making any of her own. What did she want? And how would she figure this out? So Stefanie made a decision: she would start saying no. To everything. Hilarious and honest, Can I Say No? follows Stefanie through managing her fear of disappointing people, the thrill of setting boundaries, and finally coming to understand that she was worth more than the sum of her yeses. But is 'no' always the right answer? And what's the secret to finding the right balance so you can say YES to who you really are? 'What Stefanie captures so beautifully is that our value and worth are not tied to saying yes to everything that's asked of us' Arianna Huffington

What More Can I Say? . . . Plenty!

Author: A. Valdone Crook

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462849581

Category: Religion

Page: 271

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What More Can I Say? ... Plenty! shares the experiences of the author and her family in Croatia over the last seven years. Inspiring readers about life and what it is to be a migrant, it contains a sequence of events in a foreign non-English speaking land where she and her family, as non- Croatians, try to survive economically, spiritually and mentally. What More Can I Say? ... Plenty! is a collection of memories, fi lled with humorous, fl ippant and heart-wrenching anecdotes. This album of eclectic word and picture snapshots is a riveting read for anyone who knows how it feels to not belong.

What Do I Say?

Author: Linda N. Edelstein,Charles A. Waehler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118061489

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

View: 8529


The must-have guide to honestly and sensitively answering your clients' questions Written to help therapists view their clients' questions as collaborative elements of clinical work, What Do I Say? explores the questions—some direct, others unspoken—that all therapists, at one time or another, will encounter from clients. Authors and practicing therapists Linda Edelstein and Charles Waehler take a thought-provoking look at how answers to clients' questions shape a therapeutic climate of expression that encourages personal discovery and growth. Strategically arranged in a question-and-answer format for ease of use, this hands-on guide is conversational in tone and filled with personal examples from experienced therapists on twenty-three hot-button topics, including religion, sex, money, and boundaries. What Do I Say? tackles actual client questions, such as: Can you help me? (Chapter 1, The Early Sessions) Sorry I am late. Can we have extra time? (Chapter 9, Boundaries) I don't believe in all this therapy crap. What do you think about that? (Chapter 3, Therapeutic Process) Why is change so hard? (Chapter 4, Expectations About Change) Will you attend my graduation/wedding/musical performance/speech/business grand opening? (Chapter 20, Out of the Office) Where are you going on vacation? (Chapter 10, Personal Questions) I gave your name to a friend . . . Will you see her? (Chapter 9, Boundaries) Should I pray about my problems? (Chapter 12, Religion and Spirituality) Are you like all those other liberals who believe gay people have equal rights? (Chapter 13, Prejudice) The power of therapy lies in the freedom it offers clients to discuss anything and everything. It's not surprising then, that clients will surprise therapists with their experiences and sometimes with the questions they ask. What Do I Say? reveals how these questions—no matter how difficult or uncomfortable—can be used to support the therapeutic process rather than derail the therapist–client relationship.

Who Do I Say I Am?

Author: Naomi Somone

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1532094604

Category: Self-Help

Page: 138

View: 7388


In the Bible, Jesus asked his disciples, “Who do you say I am?” The question is just as relevant today, although we must turn it upon ourselves. Many of us are people pleasers, which means no one knows who we truly are. We put up a constant façade, but that façade is dangerous because soon, no one knows who we are since we don’t know who we are either. Who Do I Say I Am? presents one woman’s journey to finding herself. Author Naomi Somone uses philosophy, fables, Bible verses, and her personal testimony to give readers a roadmap to knowing, being, and expressing themselves. Inspired by the techniques of both Alcoholics Anonymous and Celebrate Recovery, Naomi plows away the clouds of unwanted circumstances so we see clearly. We can live life to its fullest potential, and we do this by renewing our minds. Learn who you are through self-examination, self-love, and self-confidence. Through forgiveness, excel at overcoming bitterness, resentment, people pleasing, and fear. Discover the spiritual self-help tools you were born with.

Winning my Best Friend's Girl

Author: Piper Rayne

Publisher: Piper Rayne, Inc.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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***NOW A USA TODAY BESTSELLER*** Imagine lying in a hospital bed and the doctor who pulls the curtain back to treat you is the one who got away. Even if you never really had her in the first place. She’s not only your high school crush, she’s the ex-girlfriend of your ex-best friend. The one girl you’ve always wanted. Here’s a step-by-step list to finally win her over… Key to win #1: Try not to take offense that she snuck back into town without telling you—six months ago. Key to win #2: Rekindle the friendship to ease the awkwardness. But… DO NOT enter the friend zone. Key to win #3: Ignore the fact that she went speed dating the night before. Take it as good a sign—maybe she’s looking for a relationship. Key to win #4: Attempt to keep the two of you out of the town gossip blog and away from your large family. Make sure you don’t let this last one throw you off your mission. Key to win #5: Don’t get deterred when you find out the past is about to repeat itself. Because the man she met at the speed dating night is your best buddy from work. Just remember, you sat back and let her slip away once, you won’t do it a second time. Failure is not an option. Author Note: This book does NOT contain cheating.

Rules for Dating your Ex

Author: Piper Rayne

Publisher: Piper Rayne, Inc.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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**Now a USA Today Bestseller** If your ex arrives in your hometown eighteen months after you walked out on him while you were eight months pregnant, follow this short list of rules before you give him a second chance. Rule #1 – Don’t stand in the way of your brothers who want to rough him up. Rule #2 – Don’t meet him for coffee and agree to allow him to meet your daughter. Rule #3 – Don’t drool when your daughter falls asleep on his chest for the first time. It’s just your ovaries talking. Rule #4 – Don’t let him hold your hand. While we’re at it, no hugs, no kisses on the cheek… just no physical contact in general. That only leads to remembering better times. The last one is the most important… Rule #5 – When you find yourself needing someone’s help and you’re tired of always asking your family, don’t let him be the one who’s there for you. Because all those good qualities of his will suck you right back in and you’ll have no chance of fighting your feelings, especially now that he’s ready to be a father to your daughter.

Who Goes There (Historical Novel)

Author: B. K. Benson

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 6427


This is a story of a young man from New England with a specific brain condition that causes him to lose memory every once in a while. He has been spending every winter in the South Carolina trying to heal, and learning about the customs and tradition of the South. His knowledge about the South qualifies him to do a spy work for the Union, but his brain plays a trick on him once again. While in a Confederate uniform, he gets amnesia and ends up fighting for the South.

Don't Wait for the Movie

Author: Chris A. Luby

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595237541

Category: Poetry

Page: 203

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Don't Wait For The Movie was written in hopes of opening society's eyes to the trials of gaining social acceptance for people living with a disability who want to attain an education, suitable employment, and have a family to come home to (Hence, the American Dream). Chris Luby uses a different approach to show how hard living with a disability can be through his poetry. He has been influenced by listening to different rhythyms of songs. "Without songs, there cannot be any poetry." -Chris Luby

The Social Work Interview

Author: Alfred Kadushin,Goldie Kadushin

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231135815

Category: Social Science

Page: 426

View: 7935


One of the most respected texts in the field, The Social Work Interview is the standard guide for students and professionals, providing practical strategies for interviewing a wide range of clients in both routine and exceptional situations.