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Philip Zimbardo and Nikita Coloumbe
“Man, Interrupted is the most important book I’ve read in years, given that it is thoroughly researched, well-organized, beautifully written, and outlines a problem that affects at least half the population of the country, if not everyone. Even more, it identifies the causes and suggests practical solutions. This book should be read by legislators, judges, politicians, parents, spouses and, well, men…all of them.”
—Michael Shermer, Publisher Skeptic magazine, columnist Scientific American, author of The Moral Arc.
“In this entertaining, sobering, and thought-provoking book, Dr. Zimbardo bravely and wisely calls attention to the spreading crisis afflicting many of America’s young men.” —Roy Baumeister, author ofIs There Anything Good About Men? and Willpower
“Man Interrupted: Why Young Men Are Struggling And What We Can Do About It is a compassionate look at the phenomenon of young men disappearing into the virtual worlds of videogaming and porn – to the detriment of everyone. Authors Zimbardo and Coulombe don’t simply supply evidence of the risks and benefits of today’s hyper-alluring technologies. They also tackle contributing factors, such as absent dads, failing schools, environmental toxins, economic realities, etc., and offer a range of suggestions for parents, media, governments, men, women and schools.” —Gary Wilson, author of Your Brain On Porn: Internet Pornography and the Emerging Science of Addiction
In 2011, Philip Zimbardo gave a TED Talk called “The Demise of Guys,” which has been viewed by over 1.8 million people. A TED eBook short followed that chronicled how in record numbers men are flaming out academically and failing socially and sexually with women. This new book is an expansion of that brief polemic based on Zimbardo’s observations, research, and the survey that was completed by over 20,000 viewers of the original TED Talk.
The premise here is that we are facing a not-so-brave new world; a world in which young men are getting left behind. Philip Zimbardo and Nikita Coulombe say that an addiction to video games and online porn have created a generation of shy, socially awkward, emotionally removed, and risk-adverse young men who are unable (and unwilling) to navigate the complexities and risks inherent to real-life relationships, school, and employment. Taking a critical look at a problem that is tearing at families and societies everywhere, Man, Interrupted suggests that our young men are suffering from a new form of “arousal addiction,” and introduce a bold new plan for getting them back on track.
The concluding chapters offer a set of solutions that can be affected by different segments of society including schools, parents, and young men themselves.
Filled with telling anecdotes, results of fascinating research, perceptive analysis, and concrete suggestions for change, Man, Interrupted is a book for our time. It is a book that informs, challenges, and ultimately inspires.
“There are days when I really want to shriek “Enough is Enough” about the madness our world has become. And then–like a breath of fresh air–along comes Laurie McGammon’s marvelous book to show us just how we got into ‘too much’ and all its consequences, and just how simple it is to get off the roller coaster and into a more peaceful and loving life ride. This book is a must for a saner and more caring future. ” —Elisabet Sahtouris, PhD, evolution biologist and futurist; author of EarthDance and Gaia’s Dance
Do you, like so many of us, believe that you will never have enough time, money, talent, or love to be truly happy? Do you think you’re not good enough, not rich enough or thin enough or smart enough, to have the life you want? Or that the problems in your community and the world around you could be solved if only there were more to go around? Everywhere, all the time, we get this message that there is something lacking, something more, something better to strive for. In fact, the idea that there isn’t enough or you aren’t enough is so deeply ingrained in us and into our culture that it holds sway over pretty much every aspect of our lives, from how we perceive our self-worth and our skills as parents, friends, and partners (I am not enough) to the ways in which we are taught and governed.
But what if it’s a lie? Author and activist Laurie McCammon wrote this book to show you that it is all a lie. Discover how your own never-enough thinking has been limiting you and how to challenge it in all the places it lurks. Let Laurie show you how to develop a sense of enoughness that can change not only how you feel about yourself but how you view time, your relationships, your work, and the possibilities for helping to shape a better world.
“Science tells us that energy is real. It can’t be created, and it can’t be destroyed, but it can be harnessed. Barbara has a very blessed way of moving energy. She is a servant of goodwill and promoting light.” —Pharrell Williams
“I have sent countless friends to Barbara, and I am thrilled that she can share her gifts with you through this book.” —Pat Benatar, 4-time Grammy winner
“A fantastic book for anyone curious about energy healing. This is the book I was looking for thirty years ago when I began my journey as a psychic medium and healer. This is the secret that is ready to be unleashed, and thanks to Barbara the information is now available to anyone willing to read it.” –Sunny Dawn Johnston, author of Invoking the Archangels and The Love Never Ends: Messages from the Other Side
Imagine being able to utilize the power of your mind for the purpose of healing with Universal Energy—just by asking. Gentle Energy Touch, a form of energy medicine pioneered by Barbara Savin, does just that by using intention to begin the healing process of an individual. In Gentle Energy Touch readers will learn some of Savin’s basic, hands-on techniques for assisting the body’s natural ability to heal itself. The beauty of the Gentle Energy Touch approach is that while it can produce results on its own, it also complements all medical treatments and modalities, often shortening treatment and speeding healing. It is particularly effective for pain management and has also been used successfully to treat depression and anxiety, skin problems, heart disease, even cancer, mitigating the nastiest side effects of conventional treatment and generally helping the body marshal its own resources for getting well.
Gentle Energy Touch includes more than 50 photographs and simple explanations of the chakras and auras and how energy moves—and gets stuck—in the body, and then guides readers through an energy healing session including hands-on positions for different ailments and a closing and grounding at the end.
“Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow tells truth and tells it well. I recommend it.” —Marianne Williamson, bestselling author
“These simple steps can lead to a peaceful and meaningful life. Casey’s self-help book is a winner!” —Frederick Brussat, spiritualityandpractice.com
“This book is a must-read for anyone who cares about the quality of his thoughts and how being aware of them can bring positive change. ” —Mary Porter, Science of Mind
A finalist for the MS Society Books for a Better Life Award, Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow has sold nearly 70,000 copies in hardcover. The much-anticipated paperback edition comes with a new preface from Casey who continues to be an active participant in helping others heal through recovery.
Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow suggests that we have only two real choices in life. The first is to fall into despair, become numb, and let fear have its way with us. The second is to open our hearts to those around us, to heal ourselves and each other by changing how we respond in every interaction. We cannot change a person. We often cannot change a situation. We can change how we react. We can learn to act out of our own hearts rather than to react in hurt or anger. We can remember we are not in control. When we stop focusing on problems, solutions tend to appear.
Organized around 12 very simple steps, this book gives readers the tools to find within them the positive, peaceful response to every curve ball life throws at them.
Cass and Janie Jackson
Everyone reads their horoscope in the newspaper and online; however few really understand very much about astrology. To the uninitiated, astrology can seem rather daunting. All those measurements, degrees, and logarithms—what’s simple about it? This wonderful introduction demystifies a topic that everyone knows a little bit about and provides a basic framework for understanding it.
The Jacksons’ easy and straightforward approach explains how you can learn more about yourself and those around you through the zodiac. They also explore some more esoteric topics in astrology, including trines, aspects, and conjunctions. Look up the characteristics of each sun sign, create a birth chart, find out your rising and moon signs, and more.
Illustrated with line drawings and charts, this plain and simple guide will be received enthusiastically by the novice and the experienced alike.
This book was previously published by Sterling in 2005 as Simply Astrology.
(Hampton Roads Publishing)
Additional Titles Publishing in April