Gist is a powerful book that reviews and examines what the journey to adulthood entails, along with a clear look at those parenting efforts that have proven not to work over the years. ´´Many hours and much emotional energy are spent in parenting strategies where nothing positive is produced.´´ Gist is a fascinating look at many aspects of life that wouldn´t typically be associated with parenting. But the result is a new way to think about parenting that is effective, efficient, and enjoyable. The audiobook´s focus on life-readiness offers parents a new lens through which to see their parenting interactions and translates to an approach that eliminates many of the power struggles and ineffective patterns that can rob families of much of their joy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laurie Flanigan Hegge, Don Shelby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/105025/bk_acx0_105025_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Analogy is the core of all thinking. This is the simple but unorthodox premise that Pulitzer Prize-winning author Douglas Hofstadter and French psychologist Emmanuel Sander defend in their new work. Hofstadter has been grappling with the mysteries of human thought for over 30 years. Now, with his trademark wit and special talent for making complex ideas vivid, he has partnered with Sander to put forth a highly novel perspective on cognition. We are constantly faced with a swirling and intermingling multitude of ill-defined situations. Our brain´s job is to try to make sense of this unpredictable, swarming chaos of stimuli. How does it do so? The ceaseless hail of input triggers analogies galore, helping us to pinpoint the essence of what is going on. Often this means the spontaneous evocation of words, sometimes idioms, sometimes the triggering of nameless, long-buried memories. Why did two-year-old Camille proudly exclaim, ´´I undressed the banana!´´? Why do people who hear a story often blurt out, ´´Exactly the same thing happened to me!´´ when it was a completely different event? What did Albert Einstein see that made him suspect that light consists of particles when a century of research had driven the final nail in the coffin of that long-dead idea? The answer to all these questions, of course, is analogy - making - the meat and potatoes, the heart and soul, the fuel and fire, the gist and the crux, the lifeblood and the wellsprings of thought. Analogy-making, far from happening at rare intervals, occurs at all moments, defining thinking from top to toe, from the tiniest and most fleeting thoughts to the most creative scientific insights. Like Gödel, Escher, Bach before it, Surfaces and Essences will profoundly enrich our understanding of our own minds. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Pratt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000940/bk_gdan_000940_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Alphabet Juice:The Energies, Gists, and Spirits of Letters, Words, and Combinations Thereof, Their Roots, Bones, Innards, Piths, Pips, and Secret Parts, Tinctures, Tonics, and Essences, With Examples of Their Usage Foul and Savory Sarah Crichton Books Jr. Blount
This is a summary of Eckhart Tolle´s The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment. Much more than simple principles and platitudes, the book takes listeners on an inspiring spiritual journey to find their true and deepest self and reach the ultimate in personal growth and spirituality: the discovery of truth and light. In the first chapter, Tolle introduces listeners to enlightenment and its natural enemy, the mind. He awakens listeners to their role as a creator of pain and shows them how to have a pain-free identity by living fully in the present. The journey is thrilling, and along the way, the author shows how to connect to the indestructible essence of our being, ´´the eternal, ever-present one life beyond the myriad forms of life that are subject to birth and death.´´ This summary is aimed at those who want to capture the gist of the book but don´t have the current time to devour it all. You get the main summary along with all of the benefits and lessons the actual book has to offer. This is a summary that is not intended to be used without reference to the original book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mel Zabel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072931/bk_acx0_072931_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I take pleasure in presenting to many American students who will acquire possession of this book these practical lessons on the art and science of personal magnetism. These chapters contain the gist of the lessons taught be me in classes and to individuals in my courses of personal instruction conducted by me, here in Paris, for the past 18 years. In my personal class work, of course, I adapt the instruction to the special requirements of my individual students, which I cannot do in the case of general lessons. But, notwithstanding this, I feel that I have condensed the essence of my methods and principles of practice so that any student of average intelligence may readily grasp, assimilate, and apply the same with success, at least. I feel that if the student does not accomplish this, it will be his or her own fault, not that of myself. In introducing this book, I wish to express my obligations to Mr. L. N. D., an American student of mine here in Paris who has kindly transformed my rather stilted ´´guidebook English” into the plain, simple form desirable for a book designed for the general public. I feel particularly indebted to him for supplying the idiomatic American ´´man on the street” terms, thus reproducing the conversational style I use in all my lessons in French, but which my ´´book English” rendered impossible in this case without the kindly assistance of this worthy gentleman. With hand on heart, I send to my new American audience the sincere regards and most earnest wishes for success, of Their solicitous teacher, Theron Q. Dumont - Paris, France, August 26, 1913 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barry J Peterson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/110425/bk_acx0_110425_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.