If your anger, or that of a loved one, is out of control and threatening your life and livelihood, you need the calm, clear, and understanding help you’ll find in Anger Management For Dummies. This concise and practical guidebook shares specific anger management methods, skills, and exercises that will help you identify the sources of your anger and release yourself from their grip. You’ll find out how to:
Defuse your anger before it strikes
Express your feelings calmly
Respond rather than react
Prevent anger incidents in the future
Release healthy anger in a healthy way
Confess your anger in a journal
Use anger constructively
Get beyond old anger through forgiveness
Was Jesus of Nazareth a real person? Did all of the events described in the gospels really happen? How was the world Jesus lived in different from our own? In The Historical Jesus For Dummies, you'll discover the answers to these questions and hundreds more.
This accessible, plain-English guide to the life and times of Jesus paints a vibrant picture of his world, examining records in the New Testament and Roman history as well as recent archeological finds that shed new light on his life. You'll find informative explanations of Jesus's birth, infancy, and childhood; meet his followers and enemies; learn about his teachings and miracles, and discover how modern scholars and historians have arrived at these conclusions. This fascinating primer to the real-life Jesus explores:
The different stories of Jesus in the gospels
The three quests for the historical Jesus
The miracles of Jesus
Jewish society and the influence of Rome in Jesus's time
The Roman practice of crucifixion
The politics of Roman-occupied Judea
What people though of Jesus when he was alive
The Gnostic gospels and other non-biblical texts of the time
The top controversies surrounding Jesus
Portrayals of Jesus in art and film
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The bestselling guide to a rewarding sex life and a deeper relationship
Looking for the straight facts on sex? In this friendly, authoritative guide, renowned sex therapist Dr. Ruth gives you the latest on everything from oral sex and popular positions to new methods of birth control. She also debunks sex myths and covers new therapies to manage low libido, overcome sexual dysfunction, and enhance pleasure.
Discover how to
* Enjoy the first time
* Enhance foreplay and afterplay with your partner
* Avoid STDs and have safer sex
* Discuss sex with your kids
* Navigate cybersex
How do you define "good" versus "evil?" Do you know the difference between moral "truth" and moral relativity? Whether or not you know Aristotle from Hume, Ethics For Dummies will get you comfortable with the centuries-old study of ethical philosophy quickly and effectively!
Ethics For Dummies is a practical, friendly guide that takes the headache out of the often-confusing subject of ethics. In plain English, it examines the controversial facets of ethical thought, explores the problem of evil, demystifies the writings and theories of such great thinkers through the ages as Aristotle, Confucius, Descartes, Kant, Nietzsche, and so much more.
* Provides the tools to tackle and understand today's important questions and ethical dilemmas
* Shows you how to apply the concepts and theories of ethical philosophy to your everyday life
* Other title by Panza: Existentialism For Dummies
Improving Your Relationship For Dummies is your essential guide to being happy with your partner. Whether you want to work through tiresome niggles, iron out potential issues before taking the next step, cope with serious problems, or simply fortify your partnership against the ups and downs of daily life, this reassuring relationship manual provides all the expert advice and practical support you need. Packed with key information on managing change, successful cohabitation, overcoming jealousy and igniting passion, and including worksheets designed to get you and your partner thinking and working together, this is your passport to a loving, communicative relationship that's set to last.
If you’re looking for a fun Saturday night date or a happily-ever-after mate, this is the guide for you. Whether you’re young and haven’t dated much or older and have been out of circulation so long you’ve forgotten how to flirt, dating can be intimidating. Author Dr. Joy Browne, America’s favorite psychologist, demystifies the whole dating process, from getting a date, plotting the place, and having a great time (or dealing with dud dates) to moving beyond a first date, playing it safe, and how sex can impact a budding relationship.
In this new edition, Dr. Joy offers updated guidance on how to find a date, covering "speed dating," Internet dating services, and singles nights at grocery stores and other unexpected places. She delivers fresh pointers on a whole host of topics, including:
* Building your confidence and polishing your social self
* Determining if you’re really ready to date
* How to meet and approach Mr. or Ms. Intriguing
* Where to go, what to do, what to wear, and what to avoid on the first date
* Taboo subjects, such as your ex, sex, politics, and religion
* Cell phone and e-mail etiquette
* Moving from dating to a successful relationship and the four stages of attachment
* Breaking up (just in case Mr. or Ms. Right wasn’t) and avoiding pity parties and pitfalls
* The dos and don’ts of Internet dating
We could all use a little more confidence in our lives. With a push in the right direction, you can discover how to carry yourself confidently at work, at home, and even in relationships. This friendly guide shows you what confidence is and where it comes from, and offers practical tips and techniques to build on your skills, challenge your fears, and channel your energy into a more effective you.
Discover how to
* Recognise your strengths
* See things from a brighter perspective
* Say ′No′ with confidence
* Build confidence in others
* Raise confident children
Dreams! What do they mean? You probably recognize a connection between the dream world and the “real” world, but did you know that you can actually do things to nurture your dream life? Dream Dictionary For Dummies is the fun and fascinating guide that shows you not only how to decode your dreams, but how to remember them and even how to make a dream work for you.
Whether you're already a prolific dreamer or are just peeking into the unknown, you're sure to get results from the insights, techniques, and tips provided in this unique and transforming guide. An A-to-Z list of dream symbols and their meanings helps you make sense of your dreams and harness them to increase your creativity, solve problems, find life purpose, and obtain accurate personal guidance. And, just by reading the dictionary definitions, you'll begin to understand symbology in a much deeper way. You’ll learn how to synchronize your body, emotions, mind, and soul to experience the full meaning of your dreams and, in some cases, make them your reality.Discover how to:
* Recognize your dream cycles
* Increase your ability to remember your dreams
* Keep and use a dream diary
* Notice your waking dreams
* Uncover hidden messages in your dreams
* Focus your dreams to solve problems or make decisions
* Form a dream support group
Learn how to get your precise horoscope, decipher astrological symbols, and benefit from the phases of the moon with Astrology for Dummies, Second Edition. You’ll learn how to construct your birth chart, interpret its component parts, and use that information to gain insight into yourself and others. With easy-to-follow, hands-on guidance, you’ll discover how to:
* Identify the signs of the zodiac
* Understand the Sun, the Moon, the planets, the rising sign, and the 12 houses
* Discover the rulers of the signs
* Map your own horoscope (or a friend’s)
* Use astrology in daily life
* Capture the heart of each sign of the zodiac, and more!
If you are puzzled by other people or want to improve the impression you give, knowing about body language could be the key. In this book you’ll discover how the body reveals what people really mean and how you can use your body and your expressions to improve your self-image to others. It explores why we give the signals we do, how to read the most common expressions and goes on to show how you can use your new understanding of body language for success at work, in relationships and in your communication. Actions really do speak louder than word
Think you worry too much? You're not alone?over 40 million Americans suffer from some form of anxiety. Help is here in this friendly guide, which offers sound advice on identifying anxiety triggers through taking self-tests, improving your eating habits, relaxing, and finding support for you and your loved ones.
Overcoming Anxiety For Dummies explores all of the most common triggers for anxiety, recent developments in medications, newly emerging biologically oriented approaches for treating anxiety, and the most up-to-date advancements in psychotherapies.
* Understand why you?re anxious and pinpoint your triggers
* Get trusted advice on whether you can overcome anxiety on your own or seek professional help
* Covers anxiety in teens, young adults, and veterans
According to Time magazine, over 15 million Americans now practice meditation regularly. It's a great way to reduce stress, increase energy, and enjoy better health. This fun and easy guide has long been a favorite with meditation newcomers. And now it's even better. For this new edition, author Stephan Bodian has added an audio CD with more than 70 minutes of guided meditations that are keyed to topics in the book, from tuning in to one's body, transforming suffering, and replacing negative patterns to grounding oneself, consulting the guru within, and finding a peaceful place. The book also discusses the latest research on the health benefits of meditation, along with new advice on how to get the most out of meditation in today's fast-paced world.
Examines the pros and cons of light therapy
An accessible approach to stopping SAD thoughts and looking at the brighter side of life
Do you suffer from wintertime woes? You may have seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a serious but treatable condition. This friendly guide helps you identify symptoms, talk to your doctor, and get an accurate diagnosis. You get the latest on the various drug and non-drug treatment options as well as tips for dismantling SAD thinking and feeling better through lifestyle changes.
Stop SAD before it starts
Monitor your triggers and symptoms
Assess alternative therapies
Reduce your stress and anxiety
Survive a SAD relapse
Have you ever wondered what the phrase “God is dead” means? You’ll find out in Existentialism For Dummies, a handy guide to Nietzsche, Sartre, and Kierkegaard’s favorite philosophy. See how existentialist ideas have influenced everything from film and literature to world events and discover whether or not existentialism is still relevant today.
You’ll find an introduction to existentialism and understand how it fits into the history of philosophy. This insightful guide will expose you to existentialism’s ideas about the absurdity of life and the ways that existentialism guides politics, solidarity, and respect for others. There’s even a section on religious existentialism. You’ll be able to reviewkey existential themes and writings. Find out how to:
* Trace the influence of existentialism
* Distinguish each philosopher’s specific ideas
* Explain what it means to say that “God is dead”
* See culture through an existentialist lens
* Understand the existentialist notion of time, finitude, and death
* Navigate the absurdity of life
* Master the art of individuality
What reduces pain, enhances athletic performance, job efficiency, improves the circulation, raises immune efficiency, promotes the healing of tissues, increases the functioning of the skin, enhances focus and emotional balance, and improves appearance? Right, massage! So what are you waiting for?
Discover how to knead your way to relaxation and wellness with this fun guide to the art of massage. With the help of numerous step-by-step hands-on photos and illustrations, Massage For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows you, move by move, how to harness the healing power of touch. In no time you'll master the basics and learn how to give and receive a therapeutic massage.
* 25% new and expanded content in this edition
* Covers an array of techniques, from Swedish to Deep Tissue and sports massage to self-massage
* The newest strokes and techniques that can relieve specific painful conditions
Become a life coach-for yourself and others-with this practical, informative guide
If you're interested in doing away with negative beliefs, making a significant change in your life, and, finally, create-and live-the life you want, life coaching is the key. In this practical introduction, you will learn the empowering techniques essential to life coaching-including putting together an action plan, getting your priorities straight, staying focused, defining true success, overcoming common obstacles, and coaching yourself to happiness.
Are you baffled by the Book of Revelation? Understand the purpose, key themes, and symbolism of the most fascinating book in the Bible with The Book of Revelation For Dummies, an easy-to-understand guide that will help you grasp the enduring messages of Revelation and apply them to your life. You will understand what Revelation says about the past, present, and future, and how it relates to the rest of the Bible.
You will learn how this mysterious book of the Bible fits into a historical context. You’ll discover all kinds of interesting facts about the apostle John and learn about the details of his world. You will be able to choose a perspective for interpreting this book of the Bible and decipher the many haunting symbols. There is no need to read this reference guide from cover to cover; simply browse the table of contents or flip through the pages to find the answers and assistance that you need. Discover how to:
* Interpret the prophecy of the Revelation
* Place it in historical context
* Understand how it relates to other books in the Bible
* Unravel the details of the apostle John’s life and world
* Choose a perspective for understanding
* See the grander scheme of things
Want to have a wonderful wedding away from home? Destination Weddings For Dummies is your all-in-one guide to getting married out of town, giving you savvy tips on everything from making travel arrangements to hiring vendors to dressing the wedding party.
Fron Vegas to the Vatican, this hands-on, practical resource helps you arrange a unique, unforgettable wedding anywhere in the world. Focusing on the various ways you can use the Internet in your planning, Destination Weddings For Dummies is filled with Web tips, shortcuts, and URLs, as well as instructions for creating your own digital wedding planner. You’ll see how to establish a realistic wedding budget and get your friends and family on board. Then, you’ll choose the perfect location; from Europe to the tropics to the open sea, we’ve done the scouting for you! You’ll also discover how to:
Get married legally around the world
Know who, when, and how to invite
Create your own destination wedding Web site and blog
Fit all the basics into your budget— from flowers and catering to the rings, photography, and music
Hire wedding pros from a distance
Decide on your ceremony’s style
Dress the bride, groom, and the wedding party
Communicate your plans to invited guests
Compare wedding packages
Save money on travel arrangements
Test-drive your destination wedding site
Organize fun wedding activities
Handle various wedding emergencies
Your expert guide to the dos and don'ts of getting married
Your wedding should be fun, exciting, and worry-free-but most brides, grooms, and their families run into sticky situations or unique circumstances that surround etiquette. Now, there's a definitive guide that provides the solutionsfor all those dilemmas big and small.
Wedding Etiquette For Dummies provides sound information and guidance-whether it's deciding how to handle divorced parents, inform guests of where the couple is registered, or tastefully incorporate new traditions into your ceremony and reception. You get plenty of proven advice and tips for everything from who pays for the wedding and properly announcing the engagement to hosting events leading up to the wedding and dealing with destination wedding snags and pitfalls. You'll even see how to gracefully handle wedding cancellations and postponements.
* The dos and don'ts of wedding etiquette for any bride, groom, relatives, or friends of the marrying couple
* Tips for proper behavior during the engagement, ceremony, and reception
* Advice on dealing with the wedding party and opinionated or pushy in-laws
* Special considerations for second (or more) marriages and military, ethnic, and religious weddings
* How to set up a tasteful, interactive wedding website and write the all important thank you note