Why do so many people lie awake at night, stricken with worry and anxiety? Why do couples argue about the same issues over and over? If you are curious about the brain, this book will give you invaluable intellectual insight into some of the most common mental health issues of our day and how CBT can address them. This is not meant to serve as or replace therapy, but it will help understand how CBT methods can provide motivation and lead to behavior change. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barry Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/185065/bk_acx0_185065_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Something stinks in Clovis, New Mexico and it's not just the dozens of dairies and numerous stockyards in the area. Government and corporate corruption have unique smells all their own. The mysterious deaths of two local community leaders, the sudden influx of outsiders, and local law enforcement becoming overly aggressive in every way, has the local citizenry stricken with confusion, fear and anxiety. Vincent Anthony D'Angelo, a U.S. Coast Guard veteran and a true fish out of water, hailing from the shores of Boggy Bayou in northwest Florida, arrives in Clovis, and none too soon. At the invitation of a former shipmate, Vince is brought in to help piece together the puzzle that has brought corruption and murder to a once peaceful and pleasant small town in eastern New Mexico. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rick Myers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/013722/bk_acx0_013722_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The way in which you perceive life and your attitude towards life is a large indicator of one's happiness and success. Individuals that have a positive disposition, regardless of their circumstances, tend to be less anxiety-stricken and tense. They also wear a smile more often as compared to the individual that looks at life in a negative way. In addition, the way you perceive life also influences those that surround you. In essence, if you work on improving and maintaining an optimistic outlook, then you will have an increased chance towards leading a life that is fulfilled and happy. The author, Jacob V. Milliken, will take you through a journey of self-reflection. Sometimes it is difficult to alter habitual negative thoughts and actions, however the author gently guides the reader towards the goal of increased self-esteem and conquering those pessimistic patterns. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Claton Butcher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002901/bk_acx0_002901_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You may be one of the many men who is stricken with social anxiety, awkwardness or shyness around girls. You watch other guys just walk up and ask a girl out. You wonder how they have the confidence and charm the girls all seem to be attracted to. You want to pursue a relationship or have a female companion, but you just don't seem to know how to go about getting it. If one of these describes you, you're in the right place. I am a woman who married a shy schizoid man and worked to overcome his shyness and preference for aloneness to move forward into a rewarding relationship. I will show you what girls want in a man, and how to be the man she wants to spend some time with. If you implement these skills, the right girl for you will come along and take notice in you. Learn 25 ways to woo the woman in your life right now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: D Gaunt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/041544/bk_acx0_041544_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mr. Jelly's Business is one of hte finest of Arthur Upfield's many distinguished stories about the career of Detective Inspector Napoleon ("Bony") Bonaparte. It takes Bony to the West Australian town of Burracoppin to investigate the disappearance of George Loftus, whose car was found wrecked near the longest fence in the world, the 1,500 mile Rabbit Fence. He meets Loftus's wife, who is anything but grief-stricken at her husband's disappearance; Loftus's hired man, singularly reticent about his own past history; and many of Burracoppin's numerous gossips. Later he encounters the mysterious Mr. Jelly, whose business causes his charming duaghters great anxiety. The double question of Loftus's disappearance and Mr. Jelly's business taxes Bony's well-known powers of observation and deduction to the utmost, until the two problems are simultaneously solved. As anyone who knows Arthur Upfield's other work would expect, Mr. Jelly's Business is more than a story of crime and detection: It also offers an admirable picture of life in West Australia's wheat country. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Hosking. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/001241/bk_boli_001241_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This extraordinary first collection of short stories covers the landscape of dysfunctional childhood, urban angst, and human disconnection with a wit and insight that keep you riveted. The characters here have rich and imaginative interior lives, but grave difficulty relating to the outside world. The beginning story, "Ducklings", introduces the overweight and over-enthusiastic Marjorie, the last 12-year-old you would want babysitting your toddler. In "Wanted" we meet Eleanor, a single girl living in Chicago who may or may not be dating a serial killer. "Another Cancer Story" is an unsentimental account of two sisters whose beloved mother just won't seem to die, and "The Last Dead Boyfriend" gives us a recovering addict who keeps encountering her recently deceased boyfriend, an unpleasant man she wished she'd broken up with before he died. Always funny, often dark, and wholly satisfying, these stories explore the longing for connection among characters who are frequently stricken with anxiety. Each story is rendered in a way that is surreal, vivid, and entirely convincing. Winner of Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tracy Hundley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005049/bk_acx0_005049_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Best-known as Glee’s sharp-tongued Sue Sylvester, Jane Lynch’s on-screen persona is someone that many love to hate. But when she’s not prowling the corridors in Sue’s shiny tracksuit, who is the real Jane Lynch and how did this Golden Globe and Emmy winner learn to channel such delicious nastiness? This is no typical Hollywood memoir of torment, grief, regret and plastic surgery. It’s a simple but candid story of how a girl from Chicago came to Hollywood, overcame her demons, and finally hit the big time. Taking a good, hard look at herself, Lynch reveals that she and Sue Sylvester actually aren’t all that different. At times in her life she ‘was a real pain in the ass’. ‘I was an anxiety-stricken kid with a big, scary secret.’ How difficult it is to imagine this funny, bright, intelligent woman hitting rock bottom, but she is frank about her self-loathing during those years and paints a vivid picture of drunken nights, angry tirades and a person with no friends. In short, she was a real-life Sue Sylvester.Yet this very same woman has starred in string of great, fun movies, including Talladega Nights, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Role Models and Julie and Julia, with actors such as Steve Carrell, Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd and Meryl Streep. With her impeccable comic timing and quick wit, she has transformed what was originally a guest part on Glee into one of the programme’s most central and defining characters, and has won several awards for doing so. Lynch relates the story of her comedy career in a voice that is modest, hilarious and endlessly entertaining, even though her own life hasn’t always been such a laugh. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jane Lynch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/000912/bk_hcuk_000912_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Seminar paper from the year 2019 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, LMU Munich, language: English, abstract: Hauntings and spectrality have always been popular literary tropes, manifested in fiction not only for the sake of pure entertainment but also historiographically, considering that the metaphorical dimension of "haunting", recurring issues shapes our perception of the stains the past leaves on our personal history. The past in itself models the future by possessing us, making us the ghost of our own haunting, while we remain utterly unaware of our foretime reaching out to us from beyond the grave of time. Sarah Waters' novel The Little Stranger generically combines features of a realist historical novel, a political novel and the Victorian trope of the Gothic spook haunting a formerly praised country house. The plot takes place at Hundreds Hall, the seemingly cursed mansion of the Ayres family at a time when the gentry lost its social status stricken by the post World War II anxiety (Thomas 2009). The decrepit building stands for many of the formerly glorious and renowned country houses in England, which bit by bit lost their worth within society and ceased to exist. Just like its predecessors, Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher or Walpole's The Castle of Ontario, The Little Stranger dismantles the pre-war notion of the country house as a mystified, heavenly place full of wonders and beauty. Just like the gentry itself represented by the Ayreses the almost propagandist imagery of the British upper class is torn apart by an inexplicable malicious force (O'Connell 2009: 44). The country house which functions as a refuge from the change that comes with time is penetrated by the very same force which aims to remove the last remnants of an obsolete hierarchical system who still defy modernity: The Ayres family. The hauntings result in madness, suicide, death - to be concise: the irrecoverable doom of the venerable Ayreses.