Make your home COPD friendly Your reassuring guide to understanding and managing COPD and getting on with your life Want to know more about COPD? This straightforward guide provides clear information about this progressive disease, explaining how to recognize the warning signs, get diagnosed, and choose the best treatment. You'll see how diet, exercise, and medication affect your symptoms and make your life easier. Discover how to: Know your risk factors Find the right doctors Quit smoking, start exercising, and change your diet Improve your overall health Prepare for emergencies Help loved ones with COPD
How to rewire your brain to improve virtually every aspect of your life-based on the latest research in neuroscience and psychology on neuroplasticity and evidence-based practices Not long ago, it was thought that the brain you were born with was the brain you would die with, and that the brain cells you had at birth were the most you would ever possess. Your brain was thought to be “hardwired” to function in predetermined ways. It turns out that's not true. Your brain is not hardwired, it's «softwired» by experience. This book shows you how you can rewire parts of the brain to feel more positive about your life, remain calm during stressful times, and improve your social relationships. Written by a leader in the field of Brain-Based Therapy, it teaches you how to activate the parts of your brain that have been underactivated and calm down those areas that have been hyperactivated so that you feel positive about your life and remain calm during stressful times. You will also learn to improve your memory, boost your mood, have better relationships, and get a good night sleep. Reveals how cutting-edge developments in neuroscience, and evidence-based practices can be used to improve your everyday life Other titles by Dr. Arden include: Brain-Based Therapy-Adult, Brain-Based Therapy-Child, Improving Your Memory For Dummies and Heal Your Anxiety Workbook Dr. Arden is a leader in integrating the new developments in neuroscience with psychotherapy and Director of Training in Mental Health for Kaiser Permanente for the Northern California Region Explaining exciting new developments in neuroscience and their applications to daily living, Rewire Your Brain will guide you through the process of changing your brain so you can change your life and be free of self-imposed limitations.
Packed with motivational tools and techniques to help you succeed Inspire yourself and others to make positive changes and create a more motivated life Motivation is a powerful tool and is central to achieving your goals; whether you want to change your career, promote teamwork in the office, quit a bad habit, or find a new interest, you need to find the motivation to get going and keep going! This no-nonsense guide explains the psychology of motivation and offers practical strategies to help you master your mind and body to unlock your motivation and get more of what you want in all aspects of your life. Discover how to: * Muster the motivation to make a change * Motivate your mind and your body * Set goals and maintain motivation * Develop a strategy for success * Overcome motivational barriers and deal with setbacks
Get the confidence and know-how you need to fix and maintain your vehicle like a pro! Want to handle basic auto repairs yourself? This easy-to-follow guide gives you the nuts and bolts of diagnosing trouble and performing simple maintenance and repairs on your vehicle. You'll explore key systems and keep everything running in tiptop shape. Get to know your vehicle – understand what you're looking at when you check under the hood Keep your cool – add and change coolant and change the oil Ensure a smooth ride – buy new tires, care for tires, and change tires Stay on top of your electrical system – change spark plugs, fuses, and the battery Be a buddy to your brakes – check your brakes for wear; flush the system and change the fluid; adjust your parking brake Recognize the sounds of trouble – suss out sounds, squeaks, rattles, vibrations, and more Open the book and find: A step-by-step under-the-hood checklist How to jack up your vehicle safely How to check and change your own oil Eco-friendly tips for saving fuel Helpful illustrations that demonstrate repairs Whether it's time for a tune-up Tips on identifying common sounds, squeaks, and leaks Learn to: Perform routine repairs and maintenance Troubleshoot problems and symptoms Save fuel and extend your car's life
Want to take control of your finances once and for all? Managing Your Money All-in-One For Dummies combines expert money management with personal finance tips. From credit cards and insurance to taxes, investing, retirement, and more, seven mini-books show you how to improve your relationship with money – no matter your age or stage of life. This easy-to-understand guide shows you how to assess your financial situation, calculate debt, prepare a budget, trim spending, boost your income, and improve your credit score. You’ll find ways to run a money-smart household, reduce waste, and cut medical and transportation expenses as you tackle your debt head-on and develop good saving habits. You’ll even get help choosing the right mortgage and avoiding foreclosure, saving for college or retirement, and determining your home-, car-, and life insurance needs. Discover how to: Take charge of your finances Manage home and personal finances Lower your taxes and avoid tax audits Plan a budget and scale back on expenses Deal with debt and negotiate with creditors Save and invest safely for college or retirement Protect your money and assets from fraud and identity theft Ensure a comfortable retirement Plan your estate and safeguard a will or trust Managing Your Money All-in-One For Dummies brings you seven great books for the price of one. Can you think of a better way to start managing your money wisely?
This is the guide to being happy with your partner. Whether you want to work through tiresome niggles, iron out potential issues before taking the next step, or simply fortify your partnership against the daily ups and downs, this relationship manual provides all the expert advice and 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.
Get your entire life on track with an accelerated trajectory Your Trajectory Code is a guide to understanding why you are where you are, and not where you want to be – and how to change it. Once you understand what the trajectory code is, you can gain an accelerated understanding of yourself and others, including family members, friends, neighbors, colleagues, and anyone else. You'll be able to recognize how tiny 1% adjustments can significantly change your trajectory for the rest of your life. Your inner dialogue guides you along your trajectory, and this book will teach you the five fundamental types of people in your consciousness, and how they can either accelerate your rate of success or derail you straight into a trajectory of misery. We all have the opportunity to make decisions and guide what line or path we follow in life. One trajectory takes you toward greater accomplishments, while the other moves you in the direction of mediocrity and complacency. Understanding the trajectory code and line is what separates winners from losers, and Your Trajectory Code shows you how. Gain a deeper understanding of yourself and others Make tiny adjustments that have a big impact Discover who in your life might hold you back Steer your trajectory toward achievement and success The path of your life is not predetermined. You have control, and it's never to late to make the changes that could bring you greater happiness. Have you settled for «good enough» long enough? Are you ready to rock the boat? Your Trajectory Code is the key to figuring out what needs to change, and how to change it to point your trajectory skyward.
Understand personal finance and put your money to work! Is your money working to increase your wealth? If not, it's time to take stock of your financial situation. Personal Finance For Dummies, 8th Edition offers time-tested financial tips and advice on how to continue to grow your financial assets in light of the changing market and economic conditions. A new breed of fiscal consciousness has arisen—and it's high time for you to join the movement by taking control over your financial life. This relevant text guides you through major financial subject areas, such as budgeting, saving, getting out of debt, making timely investment choices, and planning for the future. By looking at all aspects of your financial wellbeing, you can pinpoint the areas in which you need to change your strategy, and can identify how you can use the assets you have to continue to grow and protect your wealth. Personal finance is an important topic, as your financial wellbeing has an integral impact on so many aspects of your life. Taking the pulse of your finances every now and then is critical to ensuring that you're on the right track—and to identifying the areas in which you can improve your financial strategies. Explore time-tested financial tips and advice that help improve your financial wellbeing Consider how different aspects of your financial life work with and against one another, and how to bring them into alignment to enhance your overall financial situation Discover updated recommendations and strategies that account for changing market and economic conditions Look at your financial situation from a new perspective, and understand what you can do to improve it Personal Finance For Dummies, 8th Edition shows you how to take stock of your financial situation and put your money to work.
CHANGE YOUR THINKING CHANGE YOUR LIFE «Every line in this book is bursting with truth, wisdom, and power. Brian Tracy is the preeminent authority on showing you how to dramatically improve your life. Let him be your guide. I've learned so much from Brian myself that I can't thank him enough!» —Robert G. Allen, #1 New York Times bestselling author «This book gives you a step-by-step system to transform your thinking about yourself and your potential, enabling you to achieve greater success in every area of your life.» —Lee Iacocca, Chairman, Lee Iacocca & Associates «Once again, Brian Tracy has written an incredible book which shows individuals how to delve into their inner resources so that they can not only identify realistic goals but develop a plan on how to achieve these goals. This book promises to be a bestseller and to influence the lives of so many. It is must reading.» —Sally Pipes, President, Pacific Research Institute «Outstanding! Brian Tracy's Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life is a must-read. Use the powerful 'mental software' program in this book to tap your vast inner resources and bring the life you've been dreaming about into reality.» —Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager and Full Steam Ahead! «As usual, Brian Tracy has hit another home run with Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life. It's a must-read!» —Mac Anderson, founder, Successories, Inc. «Brian's new book, Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life, will show you how to attract the people and resources you need to achieve any goal you set for yourself.» —Tony Jeary, Mr. Presentation, author of Life Is a Series of Presentations «This is a masterful book laden with wisdom and knowledge. It'll catapult you from intention to implementation. It arms you with the information and insights you need to achieve success and significance in your life.» —Nido R. Qubein, founder, National Speakers Association Foundation Chairman, Great Harvest Bread Company
Reconnecting A Self-Coaching Solution to Revive Your Love Life «Reconnecting is an extraordinary book that can end needless relationship struggle and frustration. Dr. Luciani's approach is to empower you to become a catalyst for change and healing. Regardless of the nature of your struggle, if you read this book, you will be in a position to direct the love back into your life and reconnect with the relationship potential that you once knew.» -Joe Franklin, legendary TV and radio personality «An enlightening and hands-on approach to exploring change in relationships. This remarkable book gives us all another opportunity to create better partnerships and benefit from the process. Dr. Luciani facilitates personal change in a clear and concise style.» -Janice Grossman, former publisher of Seventeen and New York magazines What kind of animal are you? Are you a tiger or a turtle? How about a peacock? Maybe a little bit of everything? In Reconnecting, you'll find out how your animal personality and your partner's lie at the center of the conflicts that plague your relationship. These animals represent habits of behavior we use to defend ourselves and hide our insecurities in relationships. Understanding them and breaking the habits that are characteristic of your personality type are key to transforming your relationship from a constant series of struggles into a loving partnership. Dr. Joseph Luciani explains how to put Self-Coaching to work to break these habits and make your relationship better, even if you must begin the process on your own with a reluctant partner. With clear, prescriptive advice and analyses as well as stories of Dr. Luciani's work with couples who successfully overcame bitter conflicts and developed loving committed relationships, this unique and invaluable resource is a powerful tool for anyone working through relationship issues. Read Reconnecting and discover how to start rebuilding your relationship today.
The great investors of our time have taught us many lessons about generating enormous wealth through investment; but what if we could use those principles to realize our full potential – not only financially, but in our relationships, education and careers? In this book, businessman and executive coach Dr Ian Pollard will take you on a thought-provoking journey that will encourage you to view your conversations, relationships, opportunities and decisions in a whole new light. Pollard's multi-disciplinary approach will help you discover how to: improve your conversation and decision-making skills understand and manage your strengths and weaknesses build relationships and expand your networks change negative behaviour patterns learn from success and failure make uncertainty work better for you achieve a better work/life balance. By inspiring you to view your own development through the eyes of an investor, Investing in Your Life will help you appreciate the size of the opportunities available to you. This book will empower you to maximise your potential by actively investing in the best opportunities, and will make your life more meaningful, satisfying and rewarding.
When it comes to relationships, reality rules. We'd all like to think of ourselves as everyone's best friend, but what's the truth? Are you a hero or a zero to other people? Do you see yourself as others really see you? Do you need to make a fresh deposit into your relationship account before you go overdrawn? S.U.M.O. Your Relationships will help you manage, maintain, grow and move on, in your key relationships with others and yourself. At some point in your life you are going to have to deal with difficult relationships, whether it's with a colleague, parent, friend or partner. Isn't it time you did a stock take of your relationships and started making the best of them? S.U.M.O. Your Relationships has pit stops, pearls of wisdom and all the humour and inspiration you need to make the key changes in your life. You will discover the seven S.U.M.O. realities followed by seven insights to help light the way to a brighter future. PRAISE FOR S.U.M.O. YOUR RELATIONSHIPS «This book is full of wisdom, common sense and practical ideas on improving relationships. An essential read.» —ALLAN PEASE, Co-author of THE DEFINITIVE BOOK OF BODY LANGUAGE and WHY MEN DON'T LISTEN AND WOMEN CAN'T READ MAPS
Don't panic! Combat your worries and minimize anxiety with CBT! Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a hugely popular self-help technique, which teaches you to break free from destructive or negative behaviors and make positive changes to both your thoughts and your actions. This practical guide to managing anxiety with CBT will help you understand your anxiety, identify solutions to your problems, and maintain your gains and avoid relapse. Managing Anxiety with CBT For Dummies is a practical guide to using CBT to face your fears and overcome anxiety and persistent, irrational worries. You'll discover how to put extreme thinking into perspective and challenge negative, anxiety-inducing thoughts with a range of effective CBT techniques to help you enjoy a calmer, happier life. Helps you understand anxiety and how CBT can help Guides you in making change and setting goals Gives you tried-and-true CBT techniques to face your fears and keep a realistic perspective Managing Anxiety with CBT For Dummies gives you the tools you need to overcome anxiety and expand your horizons for a healthy, balanced life.
Smart financial decisions boost more than your bottom line—they'll make you healthier and happier too! Are you one of the 90% of people who are stressed about money? If so, you know it can take its toll on every part of your life. Financial health, physical health and happiness are profoundly interconnected. It's almost impossible to enjoy any one of these without the help of the other two. The authors describe this phenomenon as the intersection of money, health, and happiness. Leveraging Your Financial Intelligence will teach you a powerful values-based approach to achieving your most important life goals. As you take steps to improve your financial well-being, you'll discover that leveraging your financial intelligence will also fuel your physical and emotional well-being. Backed by the latest research findings in neuroscience, psychology, health, and cultural anthropology, the authors' invaluable advice focuses on the practical actions you can take to improve not just your finances, but your overall life satisfaction. You'll be inspired by meeting people from all walks of life who have leveraged their financial intelligence to build financial security, promote fitness and health, and increase their daily sense of happiness. Proven recommendations from the authors' work with countless clients, along with worksheets, self-assessments, and other tools will help you apply the book's concepts to enhance your own financial, physical and emotional health. Use the strategies presented in this book to leverage your financial intelligence in a way that's tailored to your individual circumstances and allows you to create your own extraordinary intersection of money, health, and happiness.
Transform the way your business works. Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) techniques can be applied to all business challenges. As a leader or manager in either the public or private sectors, whatever your industry or size of organisation, you can use NLP to improve your business by changing the mindsets of everyone you work with. When tailored for practical business application, NLP can help you to identify and deliver efficiencies, hold onto clients in the midst of increasing competition, improve morale and increase organisational performance and results. Change Your Business With NLP is the first genuinely practical guide for managers, showing how to use NLP techniques to overcome specific business problems. You will learn how to: Improve your results as a leader Build an exceptional team Manage change more effectively Change your organisation’s culture Create more effective client and customer relationships Transform your presentation skills Increase the overall performance of your business Bestselling author Lindsey Agness, an international change management consultant and certified trainer of NLP, uses step-by-step techniques and a broad range of case studies to show you that NLP can deliver measurable results in business.