The Mother Dance

Author: Harriet Lerner
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061847097
Size: 11,16 MB
Format: PDF
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From the celebrated author of The Dance of Anger comes an extraordinary book about mothering and how it transforms us -- and all our relationships -- inside and out. Written from her dual perspective as a psychologist and a mother, Lerner brings us deeply personal tales that run the gamut from the hilarious to the heart-wrenching. From birth or adoption to the empty nest, The Mother Dance teaches the basic lessons of motherhood: that we are not in control of what happens to our children, that most of what we worry about doesn't happen, and that our children will love us with all our imperfections if we can do the same for them. Here is a gloriously witty and moving book about what it means to dance the mother dance.

The Dance Of Anger

Author: Harriet Goldhor Lerner
Editor: Harpercollins
ISBN: 9780060915650
Size: 11,28 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 151

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Women In Therapy

Author: Harriet Lerner
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060972289
Size: 16,17 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 712

In clear, lively prose, Harriet Lerner takes a bold look at women and the psychotherapists who work with them.

Marriage Rules

Author: Harriet Lerner
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101554215
Size: 10,85 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 961

Following a unique format perfect for today's world, the renowned author of The Dance of Anger gives us just over 100 rules that cover all the hot spots in long-term relationships. Marriage Rules offers new solutions to age-old problems ("He won't talk"/"She doesn't want sex") as well as modern ones (your partner's relationship to technology.) You'll also learn how to: Calm things down and warm them up Talk straight and fight fair Listen well as a spiritual practice Connect with a distant partner Survive the unique challenges of children, stepchildren and difficult- laws Follow a 12-step program to overcome defensiveness Know how and when to draw the line Take back your marriage when things fall apart Marriage Rules is a treasure chest of lively, practical advice to help you navigate your couple relationship with clarity, courage, and joyous conviction. If one person in a couple follows ten rules of his or her choice, it will generate a major, positive change. All that's required is a genuine wish for a better relationship and a willingness to practice.

Dance To Your Own Tune

Author: Bernadette Reynolds
Editor: Archway Publishing
ISBN: 1452524866
Size: 12,90 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 963

Through short stories, poetry, and humor, author Bernadette Reynolds narrates the story of her life. In Dance to Your Own Tune she narrates how, for many years, she attempted to climb her mountain, but failed. Finally, on her quest to discover who she was, Reynolds looked within and began to take responsibility for herself. That's when the true changes began. In this story of pain and of healing, Dance to Your Own Tune blends Reynolds? personal experiences with helpful tips for coping with your own journey and its sorrows and struggles. She tells about her battle with low self-esteem, anorexia, bulimia, and alcohol abuse and how she started to turn her life around by going within herself. Reynolds helps you understand the importance of knowing who you are, what you are capable of, and living from these positive attributes. She shares how she discovered the meaning of freedom, health, vitality, and the love of a family. Now a wife, mother, and grandmother, she is present every moment of every day.

What S So Terrible About Swallowing An Apple Seed

Author: Harriet Goldhor Lerner
Editor: Turtleback
ISBN: 9780606215183
Size: 16,60 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 838

When Rosie swallows an appleseed, her sister Katie tells her that an apple tree will grow out of her ears.

Franny B Kranny There S A Bird In Your Hair

Author: Harriet Lerner
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060517854
Size: 14,34 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 554

Franny B. Kranny refuses to cut her wild hair, despite her family's insistence, and wears a bird in her hair to a family reunion.

Motherhood Is It For Me

Author: Denise L. Carlini
ISBN: 9781945252167
Size: 13,68 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 348

"Deciding yes or not to motherhood can be fraught with confusion, pain, and loneliness. Many a woman is undecided about arguably the most important life-defining decision she'll make in her lifetime. With the 'Motherhood -- Is it for me?' program, the authors of this book, both dedicated and seasoned psychotherapists, created a process that has helped countless women over the last 25 years. Finally available in print, this program is the perfect resource for closely examining ambivalence around this crucial life choice. Through precise steps, readers are guided on their own personal journeys toward deeper understanding and learn what they really want. The process even allows a woman who is experiencing extremely painful immobilization to find her way through to her true desire. The authors know from their professional experience that an analytical pros-and-cons approach often fails to successfully answer this most personal question. Interspersed throughout this book are twenty diverse stories of women who made conscious choices, half deciding yes and half deciding no. Their stories -- and sometimes advice -- create a valuable community that provides support to every reader, breaking the isolation they may feel."--Book cover.

All Joy And No Fun

Author: Jennifer Senior
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062072269
Size: 14,71 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Thousands of books have examined the effects of parents on their children. In All Joy and No Fun, award-winning journalist Jennifer Senior now asks: what are the effects of children on their parents? In All Joy and No Fun, award-winning journalist Jennifer Senior tries to tackle this question, isolating and analyzing the many ways in which children reshape their parents' lives, whether it's their marriages, their jobs, their habits, their hobbies, their friendships, or their internal senses of self. She argues that changes in the last half century have radically altered the roles of today's mothers and fathers, making their mandates at once more complex and far less clear. Recruiting from a wide variety of sources—in history, sociology, economics, psychology, philosophy, and anthropology—she dissects both the timeless strains of parenting and the ones that are brand new, and then brings her research to life in the homes of ordinary parents around the country. The result is an unforgettable series of family portraits, starting with parents of young children and progressing to parents of teens. Through lively and accessible storytelling, Senior follows these mothers and fathers as they wrestle with some of parenthood's deepest vexations—and luxuriate in some of its finest rewards. Meticulously researched yet imbued with emotional intelligence, All Joy and No Fun makes us reconsider some of our culture's most basic beliefs about parenthood, all while illuminating the profound ways children deepen and add purpose to our lives. By focusing on parenthood, rather than parenting, the book is original and essential reading for mothers and fathers of today—and tomorrow.

The Dance Of Connection

Author: Harriet Lerner
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061851834
Size: 15,93 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 685

Bestselling author Harriet Lerner focuses on the challenge and the importance of being able to express one's "authentic voice" in intimate relationships. The key problem in relationships, particularly over time, is that people begin to lose their voice. Despite decades of assertiveness training and lots of good advice about communicating with clarity, timing, and tact, women and men find that their greatest complaints in marriage and other intimate relationships are that they are not being heard, that they cannot affect the other person, that fights go nowhere, that conflict brings only pain. Although an intimate, long-term relationship offers the greatest possibilities for knowing the other person and being known, these relationships are also fertile ground for silence and frustration when it comes to articulating a true self. And yet giving voice to this self is at the center of having both a relationship and a self. Much as she did in THE MOTHER DANCE, Lerner will approach this rich subject with tales from her personal life and clinical work, inspiring and teaching readers to speak their own truths to the most important people in their lives.