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Anxious People

Anxious People

by Fredrik Backman

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2020-09-08
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1982121610
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove and “writer of astonishing depth” (The Washington Times) comes a poignant comedy about a crime that never took place, a would-be bank robber who disappears into thin air, and eight extremely anxious strangers who find they have more in common than they ever imagined. Viewing an apartment normally doesn’t turn into a life-or-death situation, but this particular open house becomes just that when a failed bank robber bursts in and takes everyone in the apartment hostage. As the pressure mounts, the eight strangers begin slowly opening up to one another and reveal long-hidden truths. First is Zara, a wealthy bank director who has been too busy to care about anyone else until tragedy changed her life. Now, she’s obsessed with visiting open houses to see how ordinary people live—and, perhaps, to set an old wrong to right. Then there’s Roger and Anna-Lena, an Ikea-addicted retired couple who are on a never-ending hunt for fixer-uppers to hide the fact that they don’t know how to fix their own failing marriage. Julia and Ro are a young lesbian couple and soon-to-be parents who are nervous about their chances for a successful life together since they can’t agree on anything. And there’s Estelle, an eighty-year-old woman who has lived long enough to be unimpressed by a masked bank robber waving a gun in her face. And despite the story she tells them all, Estelle hasn’t really come to the apartment to view it for her daughter, and her husband really isn’t outside parking the car. As police surround the premises and television channels broadcast the hostage situation live, the tension mounts and even deeper secrets are slowly revealed. Before long, the robber must decide which is the more terrifying prospect: going out to face the police, or staying in the apartment with this group of impossible people. Rich with Fredrik Backman’s “pitch-perfect dialogue and an unparalleled understanding of human nature” (Shelf Awareness), Anxious People’s whimsical plot serves up unforgettable insights into the human condition and a gentle reminder to be compassionate to all the anxious people we encounter every day.

The Big Activity Book for Anxious People

The Big Activity Book for Anxious People

by Jordan Reid,Erin Williams

  • Publisher : TarcherPerigee
  • Release : 2019
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 0525538062
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Reid & Williams are "funny as hell."--Amy Morrison, founder of Pregnant Chicken Feeling anxious? Who isn't! Your most irrational (and sometimes rational) fears are hilarious fodder for this sharp and relatable activity book. These days, anxiety is simply part of the human experience. Part journal, part coloring book, part weird coping mechanisms, and part compendium of soothing facts, The Big Activity Book for Anxious People will be an outlet for anyone who wants to take a break from reality, laugh through her fears, and realize with every page that she is not alone--and to help her figure out what to do when it's 3AM and she's wide awake worrying about whether she cc'ed the right "Bob" on that email. (Probably.) Activities include: * Fun Facts about Aging! * Public Speaking: A Diagram * Your Hotel Room Carpet: A Petri Dish of Horrors * Obscure Diseases You Probably Don't Have * Zen Mantras For The Anxiously Inclined * Soothing Facts about Hand Sanitizer On a bad day, try coloring in the soothing grandma. On a really bad day, find step-by-step instructions on how to build an underground bunker. Reid and Williams want everyone to remember that they're in good company: anxious people are some of the funniest and most interesting and creative humans on the planet. (They know, because they are two of them.)"--

The Deal of a Lifetime

The Deal of a Lifetime

by Fredrik Backman

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2017-10-31
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 150119349X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It's Christmas Even morning. Years ago a man abandoned his son to pursue professional success; now he wonders if it's too late to forge a relationship with him. One week earlier, in a hospital late at night, the man met a five-year-old girl with cancer. When the man is given the chance to do something selfless that could change the destiny of the little girl in the hospital bed, he needs to find out what his own life has actually been worth in the eyes of his son before he makes the deal of a lifetime.

Us Against You

Us Against You

by Fredrik Backman

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2018-09-04
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 1501163167
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Can a broken town survive a second tragedy? The follow-up to the international bestseller Beartown, from #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author Fredrik Backman. After everything that the citizens of Beartown have gone through, they are struck yet another blow when they hear that their beloved local junior hockey team will soon be disbanded. What makes it worse is the obvious satisfaction that all the former Beartown players, who now play for a rival team in Hed, take in that fact. As the tension between the two towns simmers, a surprising newcomer is handpicked to try to save the Beartown club. Soon a new team starts to take shape around Amat, the fastest player you’ll ever see; Benji, the intense lone wolf; and Vidar, a born-to-be-bad troublemaker. But bringing this team together proves to be a challenge as old bonds are broken, new ones are formed, and the enmity with Hed grows more and more heated. As the big game between Beartown and Hed approaches, the not-so-innocent pranks and incidents between the communities pile up and their mutual contempt grows deeper. By the time the last game is finally played, a resident of Beartown will be dead, and the people of both towns will be forced to wonder if, after all they’ve been through, the game they love can ever return to something simple and innocent. Us Against You is a declaration of love for all the big and small, bright and dark stories that form and color our communities. Compelling and heartbreaking, it’s a roller-coaster ride of emotions and a showcase for “Fredrik Backman’s pitch-perfect dialogue and unparalleled understanding of human nature” (Shelf Awareness).

Love Poems for Anxious People

Love Poems for Anxious People

by John Kenney

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2020-04-21
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 0593190696
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the spirit of his New York Times bestseller Love Poems for Married People and Love Poems for People with Children, as well as his wildly popular New Yorker pieces, Thurber Prize-winner John Kenney presents a hilarious new collection of poetry for anxious people. With the same brilliant wit and hilarious realism that made Love Poems for Married People and Love Poems for People with Children such hits, John Kenney is back with a brand new collection of poems, this time taking on one of the most common feelings in our day-and-age: anxiety. Kenney covers it all, from awkward social interactions and insomnia to nervous ticks and writing and rewriting that email.

Dealing with Highly Anxious People: Smart Tactics to Cope with These People in Your Life

Dealing with Highly Anxious People: Smart Tactics to Cope with These People in Your Life

by Nina W. Brown

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2019-10-31
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN : 1440867666
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Provides easily implemented interventions and coping strategies for dealing with the worrier, complainer, nagger, or micromanager in your life. • Details both the behaviors of highly anxious people and the effects on bystanders • Offers vignettes that illustrate how we may contribute to, or quell, anxious behaviors • Focuses on the bystander and what he or she can do to protect their own mental health and not get drawn into the anxiety, as well as model behavior that may help highly anxious people to feel less anxious • Offers easy and helpful strategies and coping skills for both immediate and long-term interactions with highly anxious people

And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer

And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer
A Novella

by Fredrik Backman

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2016-11
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 1501160486
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Grandpa and Ted do not have a lot in common and Ted has waited a longtime to be accepted by his father. It is Grandpa and Noah that has a bond: the love of mathematics. However the three must learn say good-bye. 0.

Things My Son Needs to Know About the World

Things My Son Needs to Know About the World

by Fredrik Backman

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2019-04-30
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1501198238
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Fredrik Backman, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove and Beartown, delivers a poignant and insightful memoir from the front lines of one of the most daunting experiences any man can experience: fatherhood. Things My Son Needs to Know About the World is bestselling author Fredrik Backman’s revealing look at the relationship between fathers and sons. Delving deep into his own experience and speaking directly to his child, Backman reflects on the perspective and tools his son will need to make his way in the world. As he conveys his profound awe at facing all the “firsts” that fill him with wonder and catch him completely unprepared, Backman doesn’t shy away from divulging his own false steps and fatherly flaws. Along the way, he tackles issues both great and small, from masculinity and mid-life crises to practical jokes and poop. In between the sleep-deprived lows and wonderful highs, Backman takes a step back to share the sweet, true story of falling in love with a woman who is his complete opposite, and learning to live a life that revolves around the people he cares about unconditionally. Alternating between humorous side notes and longer essays offering his son guidance about growing up, Backman contemplates the big and small moments that form their shared life, from soccer matches and Ikea trips to first homes and young love. Things My Son Needs to Know About the World is Backman as you’ve never seen him before—intimate, vulnerable, and brave. Above all, it is a tribute to the love between a parent and a child. For, as Backman eloquently reminds us, “You can be whatever you want to be, but that’s nowhere near as important as knowing that you can be exactly who you are.”

A Short Introduction to Helping Young People Manage Anxiety

A Short Introduction to Helping Young People Manage Anxiety

by Carol Fitzpatrick

  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Release : 2015-02-21
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 0857009893
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Anxiety is an increasingly common problem in young people, but there are many different causes and types, and it can be difficult to know where to start in order to understand it and know how best to help. This easy-to-read guide provides information about the different types of anxiety and why some young people experience anxiety, and is full of advice and tips on how to help and support young people. As well as common types of anxiety such as generalised anxiety disorder and social anxiety disorder, it also covers issues or disorders that can occur alongside anxiety such as depression, self-harm and obsessive compulsive disorder. Case studies feature throughout the book to illustrate real-life situations, and the book includes self-help tips for young people to help them manage their anxiety. This is an ideal short introduction to anxiety in young people, and how to help and support young people to manage and cope with anxiety.

Roots and Sky

Roots and Sky
A Journey Home in Four Seasons

by Christie Purifoy

  • Publisher : Revell
  • Release : 2016-02-02
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1493401793
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When Christie Purifoy arrived at Maplehurst that September, she was heavily pregnant with both her fourth child and her dreams of creating a sanctuary that would be a fixed point in her busily spinning world. The sprawling Victorian farmhouse sitting atop a Pennsylvania hill held within its walls the possibility of a place where her family could grow, where friends could gather, and where Christie could finally grasp and hold the thing we all long for--home. In lyrical, contemplative prose, Christie slowly unveils the small trials and triumphs of that first year at Maplehurst--from summer's intense heat and autumn's glorious canopy through winter's still whispers and spring's gentle mercies. Through stories of planting and preserving, of opening the gates wide to neighbors, and of learning to speak the language of a place, Christie invites readers into the joy of small beginnings and the knowledge that the kingdom of God is with us here and now. Anyone who has felt the longing for home, who yearns to reconnect with the beauty of nature, and who values the special blessing of deep relationships with family and friends will love finding themselves in this story of earthly beauty and soaring hope.

Supporting Children and Young People with Anxiety

Supporting Children and Young People with Anxiety
A Practical Guide

by Elizabeth Herrick,Barbara Redman-White

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2018-12-12
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN : 1351234560
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This accessible and user-friendly resource will help a wide range of adults support children and young people with anxiety. Clear information on the nature of anxiety is combined with helpful ideas, practical strategies and resources to help adults feel confident in understanding and managing the emotional well-being of children and young people. Supporting Children and Young People with Anxiety cuts through the literature and provides practical support based on sound psychological theory and evidence-based practice. Intervention programmes and suggested strategies have been tried and tested in schools and colleges, with young people and families, and can be adapted for use with groups, individual children or parents. Presuming no prior experience on the part of the reader, the authors acknowledge the challenges involved in recognising anxiety and delivering tailored treatment, and emphasise the role of prevention and early intervention. All resources are provided as photocopiable and downloadable resources which can be easily customised for use with children and parents. This essential text will prove an invaluable resource for worried parents, students, teachers and carers, enabling them to soothe, support and empower the young people in their care.

Secure Leaders for an Anxious People

Secure Leaders for an Anxious People

by Keith (1st author only) Stotts

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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One Summer in Paris

One Summer in Paris

by Sarah Morgan

  • Publisher : HQN Books
  • Release : 2019-04-09
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1488096511
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“Morgan is a masterful storyteller... For fans of Jojo Moyes, Taylor Jenkins Reid, and Stacey Ballis” -Booklist Review on One Summer in Paris USA TODAY bestselling author Sarah Morgan returns with this heartwarming novel about the power of friendship, love and what happens when an ending is just the beginning… To celebrate their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary, Grace has planned the surprise of a lifetime for her husband—a romantic getaway to Paris. But she never expected he’d have a surprise of his own: he wants a divorce. Reeling from the shock but refusing to be broken, a devastated Grace makes the bold decision to go to Paris alone. Audrey, a young woman from London, has left behind a heartache of her own when she arrives in Paris. A job in a bookshop is her ticket to freedom, but with no money and no knowledge of the French language, suddenly a summer spent wandering the cobbled streets alone seems much more likely…until she meets Grace, and everything changes. Grace can’t believe how daring Audrey is. Audrey can’t believe how cautious newly single Grace is. Living in neighboring apartments above the bookshop, this unlikely pair offer each other just what they’ve both been missing. They came to Paris to find themselves, but finding this unbreakable friendship might be the best thing that’s ever happened to them… Don’t miss FAMILY FOR BEGINNERS by USA TODAY bestselling author Sarah Morgan! A story about the exploration of love, loss and how families come in all shapes and sizes.

Starving the Anxiety Gremlin

Starving the Anxiety Gremlin
A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Anxiety Management for Young People

by Kate Collins-Donnelly

  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Release : 2013-01-15
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 0857006738
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Children's Choice Winner at the School Library Association's Information Book Awards 2014 The Anxiety Gremlin loves one thing - to feed on your anxiety! But watch out, as the fuller he gets, the more anxious you get! How can you stop him? Starve him of his favourite food - your anxiety - and he'll shrink and shrivel away. Starving the Anxiety Gremlin is a unique and award-winning resource to help young people understand different types of anxiety and how to manage them, including panic attacks, phobias, social anxiety, generalised anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder. Based on cognitive behavioural principles that link thoughts, feelings and behaviours, the techniques described help young people to understand why they get anxious and how they can 'starve' their anxiety gremlin in order to manage their anxiety. This engaging workbook uses fun activities and real life stories, and can be used by young people aged 10+ on their own or with a parent or practitioner. It is also an ideal anxiety management resource for those working with young people, including mental health practitioners, social workers, education sector staff and youth workers.

Triumph Over Fear

Triumph Over Fear
A Book of Help and Hope for People with Anxiety, Panic Attacks, and Phobias

by Jerilyn Ross

  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release : 2009-12-30
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780307574121
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The National Institute of Mental Health calls anxiety disorders the most common mental health problem in America. They are also among the most treatable. Yet tens of millions of people struggle with hidden fears and restricted lives because they have not received proper diagnosis and treatment. Triumph Over Fear combines Jerilyn Ross's firsthand account of overcoming her own disabling phobia with inspiring case histories of recovery from other forms of anxiety, including panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder; an post-traumatic stress disorder. State-of-the-art information is combined with powerful self-help techniques, together with clear indications of when to seek additional professional help and/or medication. Also included is the latest research on anxiety disorders in children, plus advice for dealing with family members and employers. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Social Anxiety

Social Anxiety

by Mark R. Leary,Robin M. Kowalski

  • Publisher : Guilford Press
  • Release : 1997-07-04
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : 9781572302631
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Why does social anxiety occur, and why are some people more prone to it than others? Drawing on work on personality and social psychology, clinical and counselling psychology, communication and sociology, this book provides an overview of basic and applied research in the feelings of anxiety, shyness and embarrassment that are often the consequences of quite ordinary social encounters.; The authors examine the features of situations that elicit social anxiety, personality variables that Predispose People To Be Socially Anxious, The Cognitive And Emotional experience of social anxiety, its evolutionary and physiological underpinnings, and strategies for prevention and treatment. The book includes scales for measuring different manifestations of anxiety, as well as boxed material providing coverage of topics ranging from social anxiety among famous personalities to the implications of social anxiety for student achievement.

Anxious to Talk about It: Helping White People Talk Faithfully about Racism

Anxious to Talk about It: Helping White People Talk Faithfully about Racism

by Carolyn B. Helsel

  • Publisher : Chalice Press
  • Release : 2021-05-04
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9780827200999
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this newly revised and updated second edition, pastor, professor, and award-winning author Carolyn Helsel provides 30% more content to help white people talk about racism.

Overcoming Anxiety, Worry, and Fear

Overcoming Anxiety, Worry, and Fear
Practical Ways to Find Peace

by Gregory L. PhD Jantz,Ann McMurray

  • Publisher : Revell
  • Release : 2011-07-01
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1441232672
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Fretting over seemingly inconsequential daily headaches. Constantly worrying about family members' health or safety. Being weighed down by negativity from the 24-hour news cycle. It's a wonder anyone can escape anxiety. Unchecked, anxiety can swiftly rob us of our sense of safety, well-being, and peace. Overcoming Anxiety, Worry, and Fear offers a whole-person approach to coping with and eliminating anxiety. This compassionate combination of common sense, biblical wisdom, and therapeutic advice will help readers unchain themselves from constant worry so that they can "be anxious about nothing" (Phil. 4:6). Trusted author Dr. Gregory L. Jantz helps readers identify the causes for their anxiety, assess the severity of their symptoms, and start down avenues for positive change.

My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises

My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises

by Fredrik Backman

  • Publisher : Sceptre
  • Release : 2015-06-04
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1444775863
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A must-read for fans of Rachel Joyce's The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Maria Semple's Where'd You Go, Bernadette 'A touching, sometimes funny, often wise portrait of grief.' Kirkus Heartbreaking and hilarious in equal measure, by the author of the New York Times bestselling phenomenon A Man Called Ove will charm and delight anyone who has ever had a grandmother. Everyone remembers the smell of their grandmother's house. Everyone remembers the stories their grandmother told them. But does everyone remember their grandmother flirting with policemen? Driving illegally? Breaking into a zoo in the middle of the night? Firing a paintball gun from a balcony in her dressing gown? Seven-year-old Elsa does. Some might call Elsa's granny 'eccentric', or even 'crazy'. Elsa calls her a superhero. And granny's stories, of knights and princesses and dragons and castles, are her superpower. Because, as Elsa is starting to learn, heroes and villains don't always exist in imaginary kingdoms; they could live just down the hallway. As Christmas draws near, even the best superhero grandmothers may have one or two things they'd like to apologise for. And, in the process, Elsa can have some breath-taking adventures of her own . . .

Dealing with Highly Anxious People: Smart Tactics to Cope with These People in Your Life

Dealing with Highly Anxious People: Smart Tactics to Cope with These People in Your Life

by Nina W. Brown

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2019-10-31
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN : 1440867666
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Provides easily implemented interventions and coping strategies for dealing with the worrier, complainer, nagger, or micromanager in your life. • Details both the behaviors of highly anxious people and the effects on bystanders • Offers vignettes that illustrate how we may contribute to, or quell, anxious behaviors • Focuses on the bystander and what he or she can do to protect their own mental health and not get drawn into the anxiety, as well as model behavior that may help highly anxious people to feel less anxious • Offers easy and helpful strategies and coping skills for both immediate and long-term interactions with highly anxious people