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How refreshing to find a book that blows away the myths about growing up. The first part is about the basics of growing up, the stages of development, and explains the difference between healthy and unhealthy dependency and independence. I never realised independence could be unhealthy; the author calls this pseudo-independence. She also explains the difference between dependency and inter-dependence. This part clarifies the transitions we make as we grow up and also what we need to make these transitions completely. I was glad to read that independence is not incompatible with inter-dependence. I particularly liked the way the various benefits of being grown up are described in the second part as tools, with clear information on how to use... Rest of this review on the detail page
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For thousands of years, dogs have been cherished as devoted companions and exuberant playmates—their unconditional love, limitless affection and unwavering loyalty never fail to melt our hearts. The stories in Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover’s Soul truly capture the special joy these four-legged creatures bring to our lives and hearts. * The family that learns the true meaning of Christmas when their Lab needs medical care during the holidays. * The intimidating Doberman who becomes a loving mother to an orphaned duckling. * The homeless man whose life is changed when he meets a special dog. * The pocket-size assistance dog who dials 9-1-1. The crafty beagle-mix with the munchies who helps himself from the refrigerator . . . and ... Rest of this review on the detail page
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Cats first purred their way into human hearts thousands of years ago, and have been our treasured companions and soul mates ever since. Whether impish kittens, regal adult cats or serene seniors, it’s impossible for us to remain indifferent to them—especially at 4 A.M. when the food bowl runs dry! So smile at their many "c'attitudes," and feed your feline passion by "purr-using" wonderful stories like these: * A Russian blue comforts his mourning owner by faithfully bringing her flowers * An heroic red tabby Manx saves the family he loves from a lethal gas leak in their home * A Devon rex with extraordinary talents—including playing the piano—expands people's notions of what a cat can do * A fish-... Rest of this review on the detail page
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If you are sleeping single in a double bed or walking down the street thinking, How do I meet that guy?; if you're on your twentieth date and he's no more committed than when you first exchanged cell phone numbers; if everyone you know is getting married for the second time and you can't even get a first date; if you love the one you're with but the relationship needs some spark...then this book is for you. In Love Smart: Find the One You Want -- Fix the One You Got, Dr. Phil tells people who are dissatisfied with their love lives to stop making excuses -- All the good ones are taken; I'm too fat/skinny/boring/unpredictable for anyone to love me; I should stick with the relationship I have, I'm not going to do any better -- and start taking... Rest of this review on the detail page
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In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, author Stephen R. Covey presents a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes, Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, service, and human dignity -- principles that give us the security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates. Book Info A holistic, integrated approach to solving personal and professional problems by becoming principle-centered. Stephen Covey is chairman of the Covey Leadership Center and the nonprofit Institute for Principle-Centered Leadership. DLC: Success-Psychological aspects. --T... Rest of this review on the detail page
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