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Non-fiction – Mental Health
Date Published: August 16, 2017
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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Beyond ADHD weaves Emmerson’s personal story of his ADHD diagnosis, exploring along the way the latest medical, scientific and societal explanations and tools for managing and living with the condition. Including interviews with a number of experts at the forefront of next-generation ADHD diagnostics and treatment, he questions the cookie-cutter way ADHD is commonly diagnosed and treated. Suggesting that the list of symptoms often used to identify ADHD can be attributed to many other disorders and conditions, he explores how and why ADHD diagnoses have increased by 50% in the last ten years.
Emmerson advocates a different approach to ADHD, arguing that it should be a diagnosis of exclusion rather than the other way around, and that we must look past the label, recognizing that individual symptoms vary and treatment plans should be better tailored to the individual. He examines mental and behavioral issues from all sides, including the possibility that nurturing – rather than trying to alter or suppress – the active, “360-degree” mind is a viable way for those diagnosed with ADHD to realize their gifts and lead purposeful lives.
 
About the Authors

AUTHOR BIO: Jeff Emmerson
From the depths of mental despair to one of social media’s premier spokespeople for mental health issues, Jeff Emmerson is a veritable “Rocky” in the field. Jeff has written for and been interviewed by some of the world’s top online magazines regarding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), including Everyday Health (featured on AOL Health) and Additudemag. He also enjoys one of the world’s largest social media followings for a non-medical professional on the subject, with more than half a million Twitter followers and a video blog (YouTube Channel) that includes more than 200 different postings on various aspects of ADHD. Many of the top medical experts in the field, as well as specialists in behavioral therapy, vision therapy and neuroscience, regularly post and correspond with him as part of their collective goal: finding a path beyond today’s ADHD “epidemic”. Some share their perspectives in Beyond ADHD.
Born and raised in Ontario, Canada, Emmerson began speaking publicly to raise awareness of ADHD and mental health issues in 2011, following a suicide attempt and resulting ADHD diagnosis. (Three years earlier, he had lost his brother Ryan to suicide). In 2013, after another bout of suicidal ideation, he focused more greatly on his higher purpose, took to social media channels and began blogging to reach an even larger audience. He also took out an old manuscript he had written about his life, which further developed into Beyond ADHD.
Emmerson is a passionate advocate for mental health, and fostering a deeper understanding beyond the accepted symptoms that have led to more than 30 million North Americans taking ADHD medication. He seeks to come up with solutions that return society to a place of compassion, humanity, community and empathy. This perspective forms the structure of Beyond ADHD.
Emmerson will be embarking on a public speaking and signing tour in Fall 2017 to draw greater awareness to the diagnostic and societal issues of ADHD, to create greater public discourse in North America and worldwide, and to roll out the many forward-thinking solutions that he and many of the world’s foremost experts on behavioral, mental health and neurological issues and conditions have been discussing and beginning to utilize.
Jeff and his wife, Aimee, Founder & CEO of a globally recognized digital marketing firm, make their home in Ontario, Canada. He was a star youth hockey player in Canada for many years, and later, worked as a security guard and in various positions.
His website can be found at http://www.JeffEmmerson.com.

ABOUT CO-AUTHOR ROBERT YEHLING
 
Co-Author and Independent Publisher Book Award winner Robert Yehling is the author of 12 books and the co-author or ghostwriter of eight others. Beyond ADHD is his second co-authored book in the mental health field, following on the heels of Just Add Water (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), the biography of autistic surfing star Clay Marzo, which was a finalist for the 2015 Dolly Gray Literature Award. His new novel, Voices (Open Books Press) is one of the most anticipated music-themed novels of 2017. Other titles include The Champion’s Way and When We Were The Boys. Celebrating 40 years as a professional journalist and author in 2017, Yehling is also a five-time Boston marathoner and the head cross country coach at Carlsbad (CA) High School, his alma mater.
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“At times hilarious, at times touching, the best intentions often yield the largest blunders.”

 

You might think I am a psychiatrist, or perhaps a guy Dear Abby, to write a book about what it’s like to be single in your 50s. Nope. I was just single in my 50s. And I needed help. Over time and trial and error of many approaches to dating (and lots of therapy), I began to figure things out. Single-dom in middle-age should not be a death sentence to your sex life or happiness.

Think Steve Carell’s character from Crazy, Stupid Love—when most men find themselves bald, significantly uncool, and suddenly dumped, they don’t have a Ryan Gosling to usher them through this next phase in life. That’s where I come in.

Oh Shit! I’m Over 50 and Single is any man’s—and woman’s—answer to that first morning of waking up alone. It gets better. Only slightly, but it does. From chapters like “To V Or Not to V” to “Sprechen Sie Deutsch?” this guide touches on everything from the little blue pill to dating foreign women to sex toys to menopause with a robust selection of personal stories.

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P A Brook is an Author, Dater, and Know-It-All Smasher of Boring, dating in New York, NY.

From writing a Survivor themed article on investment regulation where the SEC wins every immunity challenge to using baseball analogies to wake up 700 people at an industry conference, trying to put an interesting spin on any topic has always been an interest. Now he is helping the over 50 and single crowd figure out there is life after divorce.

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Fist Full Of Love by Om SwamiFistful Of Love by Om Swami

Publisher: Black Lotus  (Sept. 24, 2015)
Category: Humor & Entertainment, Self Help, Psychology, Spiritual, & Motivational
Tour dates: Aug-Oct, 2017
ISBN: 978- 0994002778
Available in Print & ebook, 212 pages
A Fistful Of Love

A man was sitting with his friends in a local inn. After a couple of drinks, he asked his friends, “Do you love me?” “Of course, we do,” they replied. “So do you know what I need?” No one answered. “If you don’t know what I need then how can you say you love me?” To love and to be loved is the most basic human need. No wonder we are attracted to people who give us attention, care about us, and love us. Yet, love also remains the greatest challenge in most relationships. Why?

A Fistful of Love is a collection of insightful, thought-provoking nuggets of wisdom appreciated by millions around the world. This book is full of humor and narratives most beautifully woven into learnings of life that will make you stop and think.

Praise for Fistful Of Love by Om Swami

“This is a strong novel about love and hope and really gives you the tools you need to improve your outlook on life and relationships. I liked the way that this was set up, the writing style was well done and easy to follow.  There were many lighthearted and comedic things thrown in that keeps this novel light and spirited.”-Momma G, My Reading Addiction

“Om Swami’s voice is clear and true. He offers sage wisdom in easy to understand language. Knowing he is a younger monk with a contemporary background makes him very relatable.”- KerryPhilo, Amazon Reviewer

“The book is not only a delight and joy to read, but also so insightful and enlightening. Strongly recommend this beautiful book written in such an easy and clear style.”-Amazon Reviewer

“Precious words of wisdom narrated in a pleasant lighthearted way that inspires both mind and soul. The words of wisdom especially on love and relationship are truly indispensable.”-Rose, Amazon Reviewer

About Om Swami

Om Swami is a monk who lives in a remote place in the Himalayan foothills. He has a bachelor degree in business and an MBA from Sydney, Australia. Swami served in executive roles in large corporations around the world. He founded and led a profitable software company with offices in San Francisco, New York, Toronto, London, Sydney and India.

Om Swami completely renounced his business interests to pursue a more spiritual life. He is the bestselling author of Kundalini: An Untold Story, A Fistful of Love and If Truth Be Told: A Monk’s Memoir.

His blog omswami.com is read by millions all over the world.

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Excerpt  – Harmony in a Relationship

Both positive and negative emotions are like mushrooms, they grow rather rapidly.

The setting was an elementary school. The Maths teacher approached a student famous for his love for mangoes. He looked at the young child and said, “If I give you an apple, and then another apple, followed by one more, how many apples will you have?” The child started to count on the tip of his fingers, stared at the empty space for a few seconds, looked up to exchange a glance with the tall teacher and replied thoughtfully, “Four.” The teacher was appalled. It was a simple question. He knew the child was capable of giving the right answer. He meant well.

So he repeated his question. “Listen carefully son, if I give you one apple, and one more after that, and yet another one thereafter, how many apples will you have?”

The young student followed the same process as before, stared at the empty space for a little longer this time and replied with a voice withdrawn, but just as confident, “Sir, four.”

The teacher got angry. But soon he remembered the child’s love for mangoes. He thought of a method to draw his attention better towards the problem.

He modified his question and said, “Okay, answer this one. If I give you a mango, one more mango and then one more, how many mangoes will you have?”

An innocent smile surfaced on the child’s face for he was reminded of mangoes. His little thumb hopped on the tips of his pink fingers as he calculated. Raising his eyes to look at his teacher, he said, “Three.” The teacher was happy. He clearly understood that it was the child’s concentration that was causing all the trouble. Now that he had his student’s attention, he decided to get the correct answer to the original question.

With much hope he uttered, “Pay close attention now. I want you to give me the right answer. If I give you an apple followed by one more and then another one, how many apples will you have?”

The child imitated his thought process and gestures like before and mumbled, “Four.” The teacher got really angry. He started shouting at the kid, “How can you be so dumb? Why can’t you pay attention? I am asking you a simple question. If I am giving you mangoes they are three, but how is it that you keep replying four when it comes to apples?”

The child trembled at the shouting, his face turned red and tears welled up in his eyes. “Tell me! How can apples be four when mangoes are three? Are you trying to fool me?” The teacher yelled. The child looked down. He had lost the courage to look up or smile. He said softly, “That’s because mommy gave me an apple for lunch today. I already have one apple with me.” The teacher promptly realized the gap in understanding, the difference in perspectives. He could have sought the clarification without getting fried. It was, however, all a little too late. The damage to the child’s mind was already done.

This little story underscores the basis of all the differences of opinions and arguments. It is not always necessary that there is only one truth. More often than not, there can be multiple truths regarding a situation; all such paths that lead to the same destination.

No matter from which direction you draw a radius, it will always originate from or lead you to the center of the circle.

Rather than believing your viewpoint to be the only right perspective, you may want to spend some time grasping the other’s. Understanding is the fundamental ingredient in a harmonious relationship. The damage once done with words or gestures can never be undone. It may heal, but only over a long period of time. I once read somewhere, “Put your mind in gear before you move your mouth.”

An opinion is rarely a simple matter. Behind the formation of an opinion, several subtle and prominent forces are in play. One’s upbringing, experiences, exposure, circumstances, habits, tendencies, proclivities, environment, and situation contribute towards their forming any opinion. Give other person the freedom to have a right to their opinion while you maintain yours.

A man approached me a few days ago and said that he did not believe in God or even in the concept of God. Should he feel bad? Was there anything wrong with it?

I told him that if his belief made him a stronger, better, happier, kinder, a more compassionate human being, it was a good belief. I made him understand that I would rather have a non-believer with a kind heart than a believer with a cruel one.

Truth has never been an absolute entity and there is a child in everyone.

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