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Amy Cuddy

‘If you act powerfully, you will begin to think powerfully’. Of je nu in gesprek gaat met twee personen of een presentatie moet houden voor een volle zaal: we komen iedere dag sociale uitdagingen tegen die we aan moeten gaan om vooruit te komen, zowel privé als zakelijk. In Presence gaat Amy Cuddy in op de wetenschappelijke inzichten achter vele fascinerende verbindingen tussen lichaam en geest. Ze geeft tips hoe we deze wetenschap kunnen gebruiken om op moeilijke momenten of in stresssituaties zelfverzekerder en krachtiger te kunnen optreden. Amy Cuddy liep op 19-jarige leeftijd ernstig hoofdletsel op. Medici betwijfelden of ze ooit haar mentale capaciteit terug zou krijgen en haar opleiding af zou kunnen maken. Inmiddels is zij sociaal psycholoog, professor en onderzoeker op Harvard Business School. Zij imponeerde kijkers over de hele wereld met een van de meest bekeken TEDtalks (meer dan 27 miljoen views sinds 2012) over ‘power poses’.

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Gudni Gunnarsson

Awaken Your Fullest Potential Presence Is Power: Seven Steps for Choosing a Life of Prosperity is a concise guide for moving away from “scarcity consciousness” (the false perception of absence or lack) and into a life of our choosing, where we direct our lives with the power of our awareness to live a life of abundance. If the life we lead is simply a choice we make, why are so few of us living life to the fullest in true prosperity? Presence Is Power answers that question and guides the reader towards nourishing intentions with purpose and love. Awaken to your fullest potential with the seven essential steps that Icelandic based author Gudni Gunnarsson has developed over his acclaimed twenty-five year career as a personal life coach and fitness expert. The seven-step progression shared in Presence Is Power leads readers away from fear-based thinking toward the purpose of living in prosperity and gratitude. By acknowledging that our essence is pure energy, light and love, we reveal the miracle that is in us! In this book, readers are urged to take the journey presented here to live life as we were meant to – in prosperity and gratitude. The book includes inspirational quotes and end-of-chapter daily reflections with tips and questions to get the reader fully engaged in the process of the seven steps. Presence Is Power was a best-seller in Iceland and is now being released in the U.S.

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Amy Cuddy

Don't fake it till you make it, fake it until you become it - the essential guide to improving your body language. How can we be our strongest selves in life's most challenging situations? We often approach these situations - job interviews, difficult conversations, speaking up for ourselves - with anxiety and leave them with regret. Moments that require us to be genuine and powerful instead cause us to feel phoney and powerless, preventing us from being our best selves. Harvard professor Amy Cuddy shows us we need to stop worrying about the impression we're making on others, and instead change the impression we're making on ourselves. Cutting-edge science reveals that if we adopt behaviours reflecting power and strength, we liberate ourselves from the fears and doubts that obstruct us. By redirecting our thoughts, actions, and even physiology, we free ourselves to be our best. Amy Cuddy galvanised viewers around the world with her TED talk on 'power poses'. Now she explains the science underlying these and many other fascinating body-mind effects, and teaches us how to use this science to become self-assured in high-pressure moments. Impassioned, beautifully researched, and accessible, PRESENCE is filled with stories of individuals facing real obstacles, and succeeding against the odds. Every reader will learn how to approach stress-filled challenges without fear and leave them without regret.

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Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges by Amy Cuddy | Book Summary Amy Cuddy is a professor and researcher at Harvard Business School who has caught the attention of millions of people with her TED talk about "power poses," and now she brings us this inspirational novel about how we can be our boldest selves during our biggest challenges.Cuddy provides us with plenty of research on how the body and the mind affect who we are and how we can be the person we want to be. Once having been in the same shoes as us, Cuddy is very relatable and provides the stories of others we can identify with.Cuddy has proven she knows what she is talking about and has helped thousands of people with her insight into power, what causes it, and what restricts it. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... What is Presence? Believing and Owning Your Story Stop Preaching, Start Listening: How Presence Begets Presence I Don't Deserve to Be Here How Powerlessness Shackles the Self (and How Power Sets It Free) Slouching, Steepling, and the Language of the Body Surfing, Smiling, and Singing Ourselves to Happiness The Body Shapes the Mind (So Starfish Up!) How to Pose for Presence Self-Nudging: How Tiny Tweaks Lead to Big Changes Fake It Till You Become It The Book at A Glance Conclusion Final Thoughts Now What? Scroll Up and Click on "buy now with 1-Click" to Download Your Copy Right Now ************Tags: presence, amy cuddy, presence amy cuddy, women in business, successful women, business women, presence bringing your boldest self to your biggest challenges

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Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges by Amy Cuddy | Summary & Highlights - NOT ORIGINAL BOOK Amy Cuddy is known around the world for her 2012 TED Talk, which is the second-most-viewed talk in TED's history. She is a professor and researcher at Harvard Business School who studies how nonverbal behavior and snap judgments influence people. Her research has been published in top academic journals and covered by NPR, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Wired, Fast Company, and more. In Presence, we learn how the nature of the poses we make influence how powerful or powerless we felt and how willing we are then to take risks, for more money, even changing our hormone levels (testosterone and cortisol) associated with confidence and anxiety, respectively. This relationship exists regardless of gender, professional position, or cultural background. Poses and posture effect how we feel, think about ourselves, make us more likely to assert ourselves, seize opportunities, increases feelings of physical strength. Power poses toughen you to physical pain, allowing us to achieve presence during our biggest challenges. This also works mentally, just by picturing a Wonder Woman or Starfish Up pose in our minds. Let your body tell you that you are powerful so you can become authentically yourself. Inside this SUMMARY READS Summary & Highlights of Presence: Summary of Each Chapter Highlights (Best Quotes) BONUS: Free Report about Vladimir Putin (find out about the mysterious deaths of his enemies -

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Sherry J. Mou

This collection of essays focuses on the lives of Chinese women before the 10th century. An array of scholars examine historical, religious, and literary texts of medieval China (mainly from the 3rd to the 10th centuries) discovering topics which are surprisingly modern. A princess dies of a miscarriage as a result of marital violence, marriages are made to form political alliances, and an imperial consort is blamed for natural disasters. Other essays reveal the precarious lives of female entertainers and palace serving women, wifely procuring for famous husbands, self mutilation in the name of cultural virtues, and a mother's journey deeper into hell for her son's ability to achieve Buddhahood. The essayists scrutinize mostly male crafted documents but from the perspectives of the women who lived during this time.

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Paul Verhaeghen

Mindfulness and one of the roads to it, meditation, have become increasingly popular as a way to promote health and well-being. Meditation can create mindfulness in daily life, which becomes an ingrained habit if applied consistently-it can boost immune function; lower levels of stress, anxiety, or depression; lift affect; regulate emotion more easily; and make you happier. Presence reviews how meditation calms the body and what goes on inside the brain during meditation-how it impacts control over attention, awareness of the body, and the experience of self. It examines how meditation leaves telltale lasting traces in brain structure, and how it impacts important areas of life such as well-being, stress, and health. In addition, it examines how mindfulness can be useful as therapy, alleviating depression, anxiety, worry, and pain. A final chapter provides advice on how to meditate and practice mindfulness in a scientifically sound way, based on what we know about how meditation works. Over the last decade, research on these beneficial effects has boomed in the cognitive and behavioral psychology and neuroscience literature, and Presence provides an overview of this research that is thorough and accessible for the curious meditator, seasoned or beginner, as well as for students and practitioners of contemplative science and related fields.

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Jonathan K. Twitchell

Death comes as an uninvited interruption. The disruption forces individuals to abandon regular routines so they can deal with urgent concerns, such as caring for a dead body, planning a funeral, and beginning the journey through grief. In days clouded by sorrow, pastors embody the Good Shepherd who walks through the valley with those who mourn. Presence: A Pastor's Guide to Funerals begins with a story about Pastor Jamie who recently graduated from seminary. In just the second week as a pastor, Jamie recognizes the nuances of ministry not evident in a classroom as he steps alongside a family mourning the death of its matriarch. This fictional account sets the context for the remainder of the book. Presence intentionally begins with biblical theologies of death, dying, and the funeral service. Those theological tenets are then applied to the practice of bereavement ministry. By considering the ways that God is made manifest in seasons of sadness, pastors discover guidance for the incarnational ministry of presence. The book concludes with a discussion of formative practices that aid in the development of the being and doing of pastoral ministry when people grieve. With the ministry of presence, the pastor as a person provides deep comfort when words may seem shallow. Presence: A Pastor's Guide to Funerals explores bereavement ministry by helping pastors apply their theological convictions to particular situations. Lifelong ministry practitioners will appreciate the reminder of the theological foundation that undergirds ministry actions. New pastors will find value in the "quick start" hints found in the practical applications. Presence provides numerous examples of the significant role played by pastors through which God comforts those walking in the shadows of death.

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Sally Atkins,Herbert Eberhart

What are the basic attitudes, values, and practices that are essential for effective work with the expressive arts? This book explores the answer to that question. The authors examine in depth the concepts of 'presence' - a way of 'being' - and 'process' - an open and trusting way of working - in the professional helping relationship and in the making of art. They introduce readers to the premise of the 'uniqueness of persons' that underpins these ideas, and look at how to realize them in practice. Diverse experiences are also shared of using the arts in group and individual work in a variety of settings, from team building and education to counseling, psychotherapy and supervision. This book is a comprehensive, foundational guide for all practitioners who use the expressive arts as a way of facilitating learning, growth, healing, and change, including expressive arts therapists and students, counsellors, coaches, and other helping professionals. With its clear structure and straight forward style, the book is appropriate also for beginners in these professional fields.

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Arthur Miller

The collected short fiction of America’s leading dramatist of the 20th century in a Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition Though best known for creating some of the greatest dramas of the twentieth century, Arthur Miller was also a master of the short story. Initially published in prestigious venues like the New Yorker, the Atlantic, and Esquire, his fiction constitutes a fascinating and indispensable portion of his life’s work. Presence: Collected Stories revives and reintroduces these masterly works, making available in one volume stories previously scattered across various collections. Here, as in his best plays, Miller pulls apart the threads of American life with tender humanism and unmatched psychological realism. These stories build on the landscape of Miller’s drama, of Broadway dives and Brooklyn shipyards where businessmen, writers, bums, and blue-collar workers struggle for self-worth. This vital collection celebrates not just the Miller we know through his most often-performed plays, but the whole of his astounding depth as an artist. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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David G. PhD Benner

The most vital and significant moments in life are moments of encounter. Whether we encounter ourselves, others, or God, these moments let us know that life is meaningful. And presence is what makes encounter possible. When we are truly present, everything that has being becomes potentially present to us. In this unique resource, David Benner invites us to live with more presence so we can know the presence of God more deeply in our lives. Drawing on over thirty-five years of experience integrating psychology and spirituality, Benner examines the transformational possibilities of spiritual presence and encounter in fresh, exciting, and practical ways. He helps readers understand the personal and interpersonal dimensions of presence and encounter, revealing how they mediate Divine Presence and serve as sacraments of everyday life. His rich meditations are presented in a voice that is intelligent, compassionate, and engaging. The book includes end-of-chapter reflection exercises for individual or group use and a foreword by Richard Rohr.

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Peter M. Senge,C. Otto Scharmer,Joseph Jaworski,Betty Sue Flowers

Presence is an intimate look at the development of a new theory about change and learning. In wide-ranging conversations held over a year and a half, organizational learning pioneers Peter Senge, C. Otto Scharmer, Joseph Jaworski, and Betty Sue Flowers explored the nature of transformational change—how it arises, and the fresh possibilities it offers a world dangerously out of balance. The book introduces the idea of “presence”—a concept borrowed from the natural world that the whole is entirely present in any of its parts—to the worlds of business, education, government, and leadership. Too often, the authors found, we remain stuck in old patterns of seeing and acting. By encouraging deeper levels of learning, we create an awareness of the larger whole, leading to actions that can help to shape its evolution and our future. Drawing on the wisdom and experience of 150 scientists, social leaders, and entrepreneurs, including Brian Arthur, Rupert Sheldrake, Buckminster Fuller, Lao Tzu, and Carl Jung, Presence is both revolutionary in its exploration and hopeful in its message. This astonishing and completely original work goes on to define the capabilities that underlie our ability to see, sense, and realize new possibilities—in ourselves, in our institutions and organizations, and in society itself.

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Rupert Spira

Your self, aware presence, knows no resistance to any appearance and, as such, is happiness itself; like the empty space of a room, it cannot be disturbed and is, therefore, peace itself; like this page, it is intimately one with whatever appears on it and is thus love itself; and like water that is not affected by the shape of a wave, it is pure freedom. Causeless joy, imperturbable peace, love that knows no opposite, and freedom at the heart of all experience…this is your ever-present nature under all circumstances.

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Rupert Spira

All that is known is experiencing, and experiencing is not divided into one part (an inside self) that experiences and another part (an outside object, other, or world) that is experienced. Experiencing is seamless and intimate, made of “knowing” or awareness alone. This intimacy, in which there is no room for selves, objects, or others, is love itself. It lies at the heart of all experience, completely available under all circumstances.

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Jacques Ellul

Presence in the Modern World is Jacques Ellul's most foundational book, combining his social analysis with his theological orientation. Appearing first in French in 1948, and later in English as The Presence of the Kingdom, it has reached the status of a classic that retains all of its relevance today in the face of the challenges that beset us. How should we respond toward such complex forces as technology or the state? How can we communicate with one another, despite the problems inherent in modern forms of media? Do we have hope for the future of our civilization? Ellul responds by describing how a Christian's unique presence in the world can make a difference. Instead of acting "as sociological beings," we must commit ourselves to the kind of revolution that will occur only when we become radically aware of our present situation and undertake "a ferocious and passionate destruction of myths, intellectual idols, unconscious rejections of reality, and outmoded and empty doctrines." In this way, says Ellul, we become the medium for God's action in the modern world. This 2016 edition presents a fresh translation along with new footnotes, an introduction to Ellul's life, and a complete bibliography of his books in English and French.

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Mike King

Publisher's description: Presence-Centered Youth Ministry shows how classic disciplines, symbols and practices that have sustained the church over the centuries can shape the worldviews, virtues and habits of young people today. Come explore the deeper terrain of an ancient faith; your students are sure to follow.

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Chr Macann

For some twenty years now, I have been working on a philosophical programme which falls into two parts, a systematic metaphysics, to be entitled Being and Becoming, conceived in the general framework of ontological phenomenology, but employing what I call a 'genetic' methodol ogy, and an historical interpretation, designed to support and confirm the ontological philosophy in question. The historical part of the overall programme was originally conceived in the form of an Epochal Interpretation of the history of modern philosophy from Descartes on. Part of the material accumulated towards such an Epochal Interpretation has however been deployed rather differently. First, the Kant material has already been turned into an interpretive transforma tion of Kant's Critical Philosophy. Second, the material on Husserl' s Phenomenological Philosophy now forms the basis of the present study. The interpretive transformation of Kant's Critical philosophy was published by Winter Verlag in the context of a Humboldt fellowship. In that work, I took Heidegger's Kant and the Problem of Metaphysics as my model. Like Heidegger, I subjected the Critical Philosophy to an interpre tive procedure as a result of which I finished up with structures matching and reflecting the basic structures of my own (genetic) ontology. But I sought to overcome certain limitations inherent in the Heideggerian project.