In 1990, a young American meditation teacher asks the Dalai Lama a seemingly simple question. "Your Holiness, what do you think about self-hatred?" The Dalai Lama is taken aback. Perplexed. His answer, when it comes, surprises everyone. "What is that?" What's with that puzzled response? Was the Dalai Lama pulling our leg? Was it some translation glitch? Or was he suggesting that a life without negative self-talk might actually be a possibility for each and every one of us? That's what this audiobook is about. You need not be the Dalai Lama - or even a Tibetan monk - to live a life free of negative self-talk. Life coach Robert McFadden has helped hundreds of people just like you turn around their challenging relationships with their inner critic. This audiobook introduces a practice Robert and his clients have developed over the past 10 years to reduce and eliminate negative self-talk from your life. A practice you can begin applying right away to create the change you want. "Every week, I have conversations with people who struggle with the toughest opponent they've ever faced. The most obstinate, offensive and obnoxious adversary they know. Their inner critic. Most of these people are quick to recognize their competencies and achievements. Many lead stimulating and rewarding lives. Most enjoy warm personal relationships, exciting professional challenges, and excellent health. Still, they all too often wind up slammed against the wall. Confronted by some of the most mean-spirited, contemptuous and debilitating thoughts imaginable. Negative self-talk." (Robert McFadden) Love Your Negative Self-Talk looks at limiting beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors about negative self-talk. How they hold us back from making the choices and changes we want. It also lays out practical ways we can build clarity and consistency in our day-to-day experience. How we can introduce little shifts into whatever we do to open ourselve 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert McFadden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/155400/bk_acx0_155400_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Surely you've encountered (or even know) that one particular individual in your life who seems to be able to find something witty to say at the drop of a hat, something that knocks everyone's socks off by generating the perfect response at the perfect moment. They're always cracking unexpected jokes, making people laugh, or bantering witty one-liner comments with their endless repertoire of repartees. So who is this Mr./Ms. Witty? You're scratching your head, dumbfounded and in awe.... How in the world do they do it? And deep down you secretly want to be like them. Who doesn't, right? Who wouldn't love to be admired, respected, and worshipped for their charming, clever wit? Yet it's much more than that. By being witty you can always come up with the right things to say at the right times; by expressing yourself clearly, concisely, and convincingly in an instant - with a few short words (no more, no less) - you establish authority, credibility, and trust. That's the power of having a razor-sharp wit! If the pen is mightier than the sword, then the wit is sharper than the knife. However, let's be honest, being witty doesn't always come naturally, especially for those who are less creative and more logical. The good news is that your wit is like a muscle and, like any muscle, it can be trained and built up. Within Instant Wit you will learn: How to use a "twister technique" to prepare yourself for what you should say when the moment for a quick comeback occurs. How to strengthen your creative wit in order to banter witty one liners with another person, for good fun or a quick laugh. How to cut down any opponent with your razor-sharp wit, so they won't dare mess with you ever again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/038578/bk_acx0_038578_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The sound of the basketball slapping the floor echoed hollowly in the gym, as I began working it playfully with my hands. Planning my next move, I locked eyes with my opponent. I noticed small beads of sweat beginning to form in the furrow between his eyebrows. My heart was pounding, and my nerves tightened in response... but slowly a smile formed on my lips. Here I was, 5'8" Jesse LeBeau, going one on one with basketball superstar Kevin Durant... and I was making him sweat! As I started to make my move on him, I briefly wondered, "How did a skinny kid from a small town in Alaska ever get the chance to do this?" Here I was, involved in the filming of the 2012 Warner Brother's basketball movie Thunderstruck, playing against the NBA scoring champion! It shouldn't have happened. I didn't fit the profile and anyone would have told you that. But I did make it, despite the odds. And here is my story... Growing up as an undersized white basketball player on a remote island in Alaska, Jesse had nearly every chip stacked against him. Yet despite his size and circumstances, he managed to rise above it all and make it to the big screen in Hollywood. With only the love of the game of basketball and the tenacity to follow a dream driving him, Jesse's persistence has led him to star in national commercials and movies with some of the most recognizable celebrities and professional athletes in the world. More importantly, he found a way to tweak the system and alter his dream and get paid to do what he loves to... every day! Be inspired by his story and learn the keys to successfully creating a life that is uniquely yours. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Donny Baarns. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027375/bk_acx0_027375_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In recent years, the concept of environmental security has been adapted to include preparedness for acts of ecoterrorism. This latter term has now become synonymous with environmental terrorism where the perpetrator uses the environment as a weapon to harm an opponent. The intended outcome is usually large-scale deaths, severe damage to the environment, and instilling fear in the general population. This book explores various facets of ecoterrorism including the role of the state in pursuing and maintaining environmental security, a review of the concept of ecoterrorism, food security challenges and weaknesses, technological countermeasures to enable rapid detection or response, and existing pollution sources and hazards that may serve as targets for terrorist acts. In sum, this volume provides a useful overview for both the layperson and experienced researchers.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! In nuclear strategy, second strike capability is a country's assured ability to respond to a nuclear attack with powerful nuclear retaliation against the attacker. To have such an ability (and to convince the opponent of its viability) is considered vital in nuclear deterrence, as otherwise the other side might be tempted to try to win a nuclear war in one massive first strike against the opponent's own nuclear forces. The possession of second strike capabilities counters a first strike nuclear threat and can support a no first use nuclear strategy. Reciprocal second strike capabilities usually cause a mutual assured destruction defence strategy, though one side may have a lower level minimal deterrence response. An example of how second strike capability can be strengthened is the implementation of fail-deadly mechanisms.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Thomas Gage (1719 or 1720 ? April 2, 1787) was a British general, best known for his role in the early days of the American Revolution. Born to an aristocratic family in England, he entered military service, seeing action in the French and Indian War, where he served alongside a future opponent, George Washington. After the fall of Montreal in 1760, he was named its military governor. During this time he did not distinguish himself militarily, but proved himself to be a competent administrator. From 1763 to 1775 he served as commander in chief of the North American forces, including the direction of the British response to the 1763 Pontiac's Rebellion.
Among the most momentous decisions that leaders of a state are called upon to make is whether or not to initiate warfare. How their military will fare against the opponent may be the first consideration, but not far behind are concerns about domestic political response. This title makes clear the relationship between these two distinct concerns.
Christopher Hitchens-political journalist, cultural critic, public intellectual and self-described contrarian-is one of the most controversial and prolific writers of his generation. His most recent book, God Is Not Great, was on the New York Times bestseller list in 2007 for months. Like his hero, George Orwell, Hitchens is a tireless opponent of all forms of cruelty, ideological dogma, religious superstition and intellectual obfuscation. Once a socialist, he now refers to himself as an unaffiliated radical. As a thinker, Hitchens is perhaps best viewed as post-ideological, in that his intellectual sources and solidarities are strikingly various (he is an admirer of both Leon Trotsky and Kingsley Amis) and cannot be located easily at any one point on the ideological spectrum. Since leaving Britain for the United States in 1981, Hitchens's thinking has moved in what some see as contradictory directions, but he remains an unapologetic and passionate defender of the Enlightenment values of secularism, democracy, free expression, and scientific inquiry. The global turmoil of the recent past has provoked intense dispute and division among intellectuals, academics, and other commentators. Hitchens's writing during this time, particularly after 9/11, is an essential reference point for understanding the genesis and meaning of that turmoil-and the challenges that accompany it. This volume brings together Hitchens's most incisive reflections on the war on terror, the war in Iraq, and the state of the contemporary Left. It also includes a selection of critical commentaries on his work from his former leftist comrades, a set of exchanges between Hitchens and various left-leaning interlocutors (such as Studs Terkel, Norman Finkelstein, and Michael Kazin), and an introductory essay by the editors on the nature and significance of Hitchens's contribution to the world of ideas and public debate. In response, Hitchens provides an original afterword, written for this collection. Whatever readers might think about Hitchens, he remains an intellectual force to be reckoned with. And there is no better place to encounter his current thinking than in this provocative volume.
Toulmin's model has been appropriated, adapted and extended by researchers in the fields of speech communications, philosophy and artificial intelligence. This volume brings together the best contemporary reflection in these fields on the Toulmin model and its current appropriation. The book includes 24 articles by 27 scholars from 10 countries. All the essays are newly written, have been selected from among those received in response to a call for papers, and have been revised extensively in response to referees' comments. They are not exegetical but substantive, extending or challenging Toulmin's ideas in ways that make fresh contributions to the theory of analysing and evaluating arguments. Collectively, they represent the only comprehensive book-length study of the Toulmin model. They point the way to new developments in the theory of argument, including a typology of warrants, a comprehensive theory of defeaters, a rapprochement with formal logic, and a turn from propositions to speech acts as the constituents of argument. TOC:1. Introduction. 2. Reasoning in Theory and Practice. 3. A Citation-Based Reflection on Toulmin and Argument. 4. Complex Cases and Legitimation Inferences: Extending the Toulmin Model to Deliberative Argument in Controversy. 5. A Metamathematical Extension of the Toulmin Agenda. 6. Toulmin's Model of Argument and the Question of Relativism. 7. Systematizing Toulmin's Warrants: An Epistemic Approach. 8. Warranting Arguments, the Virtue of Verb. 9. Evaluating Inferences: The Nature and Role of Warrants. 10. 'Probably'. 11. The Voice of the Other: A Dialogico-Rhetorical Understanding of Opponent and Toulmin's Rebuttal. 12. Evaluating Arguments Based on Toulmin Scheme. 13. Good Reasoning on the Toulmin Model. 14. The Fluidity of Warrants: Using the Toulmin Model to Analyse Practical Discourse. 15. Artificial Intelligence and Law, Logic and Argument Schemes. 16. Multiple Warrants in Practical Reasoning. 17. The Quest for Rationalism without Dogmas in Leibniz and Toulmin. 18. From Arguments to Decisions: Extending the Toulmin View. 19. Using Toulmin Argumentation to Support Dispute Settlement in Discretionary Domains. 20. Toulmin's Model and The Solving of Ill-Structured Problems. 21. Arguing by Question: A Toulminian Reading of Cicero's Account of the Enthymeme. 22. The Uses of Argument in Mathematics. 23. Translating Toulmin Diagrams: Theory Neutrality in Argument Representation. 24. The Toulmin Test: Framing Argumentation within Belief Revision Theories. 25. Eight Theses Reflecting on Stephen Toulmin. Contributors. References. Index.