Fully Functioning Human (Almost)

Author: Melanie Murphy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473639174

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 1064


'I'm just a nitwit girl who's sort of stumbling through life learning that we all have our own roads to walk - but that it's still valuable, and rather lovely, to hear about other people's journeys...' Filled with honesty, wit and wisdom, Fully Functioning Human (Almost) - part memoir, part life guide - will show you the real Melanie Murphy: warm, fun, positive, honest, a girl who's got this whole adult thing down. Almost. Irish YouTuber Melanie Murphy regularly chronicles the ups and downs of her life on her popular channel, discussing topics such as sexuality, skincare, social media and self-esteem. Now, in her first book, she looks with her trademark humour and down-to-earth honesty at the experiences that have shaped her. From learning how to manage her online life, to giving up on the idea of perfection, living with anxiety and the lessons she has learned about relationships, Mel shows us that difficult times can teach us the most about who we are, and by learning to value ourselves, we can overcome whatever life throws at us.

If Only

Author: Melanie Murphy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473691788

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 3871


Erin wants a fresh start. With her thirtieth birthday coming up, she's taken a long hard look at her life (the job she hates, the wedding she just cancelled) and concluded that it's basically a mess. If only she knew where to begin. A trip to her hometown in Ireland to visit her beloved grandmother is a welcome escape from her disappointments. But, there, Erin also finds an unexpected solution to her problems, in the form of a magical family heirloom. No more of the 'what ifs' she's been tormenting herself with -- now all she needs to do is whisper two little words and she'll be able to see for herself what might have been, had she chosen a different path. But as Erin gets caught up in one 'if only' after another, changing her life proves more complicated than expected. And she starts to realise that, by chasing dreams and searching for an easy fix, she might be missing out on what's right in front of her...

Glass Houses

Author: Melanie Murphy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147369180X

Category: Fiction

Page: 357

View: 1551


'A wonderfully empathetic exploration of human frailties and our capacity to heal ... brutally truthful and beautifully uplifting' Sophie White 'Moving, unexpected and compassionate' Louise O'Neill 'A heartfelt reminder of the importance of connection - to nature, to others, to ourselves' Calum McSwiggan Jenna Walker has suddenly found herself with no job, no boyfriend, nowhere to live - and she's been wondering for a while now if, apart from her beloved cat Bertie, she has anything to live for. The last thing she wants is to turn up on her sister's doorstep, but that feels like her only option... Rosie Walker spends a lot of her time thinking about the life she used to have. These days she's stretched too thin, and she's not sure she can cope with taking care of another person. If only one thing in her life would work out the way she wants it to... David is Rosie's next-door neighbour. A retired doctor, he has had a big idea, one inspired by his late wife June: a community garden project for those who are struggling. The sisters reluctantly agree to take part, even though they're sure it'll be a waste of time. How could fixing up an overgrown plot of land make anyone's life better? But as the group works together to bring the garden back to life, new friendships blossom and old wounds start to heal. And Jenna and Rosie come to realise that the world around them might have more to offer than they had once believed. From the author of bestseller If Only, Glass Houses is a heartfelt, uplifting novel about family, growth, friendship and hope. 'Evocative, emotional and visceral' Briana Morgan

Reality

Author: Peter Kingsley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 604

View: 8882


Kingsley introduces the extraordinary mystical tradition that lies at the roots of Western culture. "Stunningly original, this book is momentous in its implications."--Huston Smith, author of "The World's Religions."

Humanising Psychiatry and Mental Health Care

Author: Rachel Freeth

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 1857756193

Category: Medical

Page: 183

View: 8538


This book explores, in depth, the link between modern psychiatric practice and the person-centred approach. It promotes an open dialogue between traditional rivals - counsellors and psychiatrists within the NHS - to assist greater understanding and improve practice. Easy to read and comprehend, it explains complex issues in a clear and accessible manner. The author is a full-time psychiatrist and qualified counsellor who offers a unique perspective drawing on personal experience. Humanising Psychiatry and Mental Health Care will be of significant interest and help to all mental health professionals including psychiatrists and psychiatric nurses, social care workers, occupational therapists, psychologists, person-centred counsellors and therapists. Health and social care policy makers and shapers, including patient groups, will also find it helpful and informative. Courageous, a striking commentary. Embodies a hope and a vision which can vanquish despair. This book is the story of what it has meant for the psychiatrist/person-centred counsellor to remain hopeful and resilient in the face of the ever-deepening crisis in the powerfully drug-orientated and medicalised world of NHS psychiatry. We glimpse a future where psychiatrists and person-centred therapists will collaborate in the healing of persons. Books like this keep the vision alive and serve as beacons in the current darkness.' Brian Thorne, in his Foreword Rachel is an excoriatingly honest writer. Brave and unsettling. This is not a book for the faint-hearted. There is no easy framework here to aid your understanding of the medical world and your role in it. The book offers no theoretical asylum from the sneers of those who criticise the person-centred approach for its lack of objectivity. It is a tough philosophy, confident in its assertion of subjective principles and everything that flows from them. It provides no guarantee of success and no insurance against failure. B

Theories of Psychotherapy

Author: Cecil Holden Patterson,Edward C. Watkins

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 536

View: 1738


This text offers detailed systematic summaries of 14 major psychotherapy theories, enabling both students and the general reader to better appreciate and evaluate each theory. Each chapter features a sketch of the theorist and the philosophy behind the therapy.

How to Completely Change Your Life in 30 Seconds - Part V

Author: Robert C. Worstell,Earl Nightingale

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1387055429

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 5252


Here's the secret in 3 steps: 1. Suspend disbelief as you read the following: 2. ""We Become What We Think About."" - Earl Nightingale 3. Then, decide that it's true. Now, the rest of your life, you'll be testing this for yourself. You may be asking questions like these: - Can you actually change what you think about? - Do positive thoughts create a positive personal environment? - By being critical of anything or anyone around you actually improve conditions? - Is your health affected by negative thinking? You'll find continuing instances of how this is true and how it might not be. You'll be "haunted" by this singular thought, although the results will help you awake with fresh inspirations about how to live your life even better than you are now. In this final part, Nightingale's philosophy is yet further revealed, based on notes from key recordings. As Earl Nightingale once said: ""Start today. You have nothing to lose - but you have your whole life to win.""

Sex, Discrimination, and Violence

Author: Stephen Kershnar

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761848002

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

View: 6182


This book is about how the systematic application of some basic principles of applied ethics yields some surprising and very unpopular results. In particular, Kershnar investigate three areas: sex, discrimination, and violence. These controversial conclusions will no doubt spur animated and thoughtful discussion amongst readers.

Human Services and the Afrocentric Paradigm

Author: Jerome Schiele,Jerome H Schiele

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135409854

Category: Medical

Page: 334

View: 646


Discover how human services professionals can help to eliminate cultural oppression! Human Services and the Afrocentric Paradigm presents a new way of understanding human behavior, attacking social problems, and exploring social issues. This excellent guide shows that understanding the simultaneous forces of oppression and spiritual alienation in American society serves as a foundation for understanding the societal problems here. The first book to offer a comprehensive exposition of how the Afrocentric paradigm can be used by human service professionals and community advocates, Human Services and the Afrocentric Paradigm discusses why and how human service work is hampered by Eurocentric cultural values and will help you to offer fair and effective services to your clients. Human Services and the Afrocentric Paradigm provides you with a concrete discription of how the Afrocentric model can be applied in human services to help people of all races and ethnicities. You will expand and diversify your knowledge base in human services by understanding the cultural values, traditions, and experiences of people of African ancestry. Some of the issues and concepts in the Afrocentric paradigm that you will explore are: defining the Afrocentric worldview, complete with a discussion of its philosophical assumptions and its shortcomings understanding traditional helping assumptions and methods of West African societies and how these have influenced the helping strategies of African-Americans exploring the strengths and weaknesses of some early African-American human service scholars, with special concern placed on their rejection of traditional African methods in favor of Eurocentric ideas resolving youth violence and helping people with substance abuse problems examining Afrocentric assumptions about resource distribution, morality, and societal relationships identifying organizational and conceptual differences in Eurocentric and Afrocentric paradigms creating organizational empowerment and an enhanced work environment via the Afrocentric paradigm Human Services and the Afrocentric Paradigm will help you understand, solve, and prevent problems that are confronted by several races, especially individuals of African descent. This timely and relevant worldview is thoroughly explained to assist you in better serving people of color. The Afrocentric paradigm will help human services practitioners, administrators, policy advocates, analysts, educators, and black studies professors and students achieve educational and treatment objectives by showing you the importance of various cultural values and how to integrate them to make a difference!