London is an exciting, vibrant and often noisy city but this busy metropolis also has a quiet side. Siobhan Wall encourages Londoners and visitors to the capital to wander away from the crowds and discover calm amid the hustle and bustle. This is a guide to over 100 quiet corners in the city. There are peaceful gardens to enjoy, green spaces to wander through, places to rest, relax and recuperate, to meditate and invite mindful contemplation. With evocative photographs and a short description for each location, including travel, access and contact details, Quiet London: Quiet Corners reveals the hidden, tranquil places in one of the world’s liveliest cities.
Leona Koehn Nichols remembers an idyllic childhood with parents who loved them, and a mom who knew how to make it fun to be a child. She taught English classes for junior high and high school, always with great passion for poetry and other literature. Writing has always been an activity that is important to her.
The book that started the Quiet Revolution At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introverts—Rosa Parks, Chopin, Dr. Seuss, Steve Wozniak—that we owe many of the great contributions to society. In Quiet, Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so. She charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal throughout the twentieth century and explores how deeply it has come to permeate our culture. She also introduces us to successful introverts—from a witty, high-octane public speaker who recharges in solitude after his talks, to a record-breaking salesman who quietly taps into the power of questions. Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how they see themselves. Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader’s guide and bonus content
In Quiet, the international bestseller, Susan Cain shows how the brain chemistry of introverts and extroverts differs, and how society misunderstands and undervalues introverts. She gives introverts the tools to better understand themselves and take full advantage of their strengths. Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with real stories, Quiet will permanently change how we see introverts - and how you see yourself.
A former Wall Street attorney, business coach and creator of ThePowerofIntroverts.com demonstrates how introverted people are misunderstood and undervalued in today's culture, charting the rise of extrovert ideology while sharing anecdotal examples to counsel readers on how to use introvert talents to adapt to various situations and empower introverted children.
Within a world of incessant noise and chaos, Quiet is an invitation to seek God in stillness, silence and contemplation. Each chapter concludes with a contemplative practice for the reader. It is a helpful read for both individuals and small groups. Chronicling the author's personal journey, AJ Sherrill reveals how contemplative prayer practices compliment other forms of prayer prevalent in the Church such as intercessory, prophetic, and abiding prayer. If you find yourself longing for greater awareness, intimacy and peace with God, this resource aims to open more possibilities through prayer than many previously believe are available. It is a particular helpful guide for those who find themselves in urban and suburban contexts, where the decibel level of life has never been louder. Not only is this book relevant today, but also captures the thoughts and practices of many saints of times past. Quiet has been endorsed by Father Richard Rohr (Author and Franciscan Monk), Jon Tyson (Author and Lead Pastor of Trinity Grace Church in Manhattan) and Skye Jethani (Author and Editor at Christianity Today).
“Mum is certainly the word... But only after you’ve had your say!” The melodic voices of many rings with the sounding of the vivid accounts of life experience and delightful assumptions that are beautifully illustrated here. These insightful words and artful drawings are what life connections are truly about. Each one beautifully depicts personal experience through, inspirational vignettes, quotes, interviews, poems, and illustrations. All in which has been brilliantly arranged. You will be amazed by how effortlessly each foster self discovery. “Quiet” is filled with stories of hope, pain, courage, struggle, love and laughter. It is both delightful and challenging. So go ahead, shout at these pages as often as you like. Because ”hush yo’ mouth,” “silence,” or plain ol ‘”Shut Up!” ain’t welcome here. “Mum” is certainly the word. But only after you’ve had your say! This is all ‘in your face’ enjoyment!
Demonstrates how introverted people are misunderstood and undervalued in today's culture, charting the rise of extrovert ideology while sharing anecdotal examples to counsel readers on how to use introvert talents to adapt to various situations and empower introverted children. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.
This review of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain includes a detailed summary of the book's main themes followed by an analysis. Quiet offers an expansive view of introversion on individual, social, national and institutional levels. The author draws on personal experience and interviews with other introverts as well as support from psychology, neural imaging and genetic research. The book is organized into four parts. In part one the author describes the rise of the "Extrovert Ideal" in American culture and the impact this has had on introverts. The second part explores the nature-nurture debate relative to the introvert/extrovert scale and the capacity to effect change on this temperament spectrum. Part three investigates the national trends in terms of the spectrum, with particular focus on Asian nations in comparison with the West. The final part of the book focuses on practical strategies for success in school, business, and romance. Susan Cain received her Bachelor degree in English from Princeton University and her law degree from Harvard Law School. She has worked as an attorney and as a negotiations consultant. Cain's work on introversion has appeared in Time, the New York Times, Psychology Today, and O Magazine. She was also an invited speaker at TED2012. Download your copy today! for a limited time discount of only $2.99! Available on PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. (c) 2015 All Rights Reserved
'Quiet is a startling, important and readable page-turner that will make quiet people see themselves in a whole new light.' Naomi Wolf, author of The Beauty Myth 'Once in a blue moon, a book comes along that gives us startling new insights. Quiet is that book: part page-turner, part cutting-edge science, it will change the way you see yourself, other people, and the world.' Adam Grant, the Wharton School of Business 'Quiet legitimizes and even celebrates the 'niche' that represents half the people in the world. Think Malcolm Gladwell for people who don't take themselves too seriously. Mark my words, this book will be a bestseller.' Guy Kawasaki, author of Enchantment 'Happiness is...... Quiet, an extraordinary book that will change forever the way society views introverts. Superbly researched and deeply insightful, Quiet is an indispensable resource for anyone who wants to understand the gifts of the introverted half of the population.' Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project 'An intriguing and potentially life-altering examination of the human psyche that is sure to benefit both introverts and extroverts alike.' Kirkus Reviews
'Quiet is a startling, important and readable page-turner. It will make quiet people see through themselves in a whole new light.' Naomi Wolf, author of The Beauty Myth 'Once in a blue moon, a book comes along that gives us startling new insights. Quiet is that book: part page-turner, part cutting edge science, it will change the way you see yourself, other people, and the world.' Adam Grant, The Wharton School of Business 'Quiet legitimizes and even celebrates the 'niche' that represents half the people in the world. Think Malcolm Gladwell for people who don't take themselves too seriously. Mark my words, this book will be a bestseller.' Guy Kawasaki, author of Enchantment 'Happiness is . . . Quiet, an extraordinary book that will change for ever the way society views introverts. Superbly researched and deeply insightful, Quiet is an indispensable resource for anyone who wants to understand the gifts of the introverted half of the population.' Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project 'An intriguing and potentially life-altering examination of the human psyche that is sure to benefit both introverts and extroverts alike.' Kirkus Reviews
Claire Glade is not good with people. She's shy, awkward and introverted. The only person she ever really talks to is her sister, Madison, but that's fine by her. She enjoys staying home all day, drawing and playing games. Living in the city has never been sweeter! That is, until Madison forces her to go back to school. With zero friends, zero social skills, and zero idea what she wants to do with her life, Claire now has to try and make it through college life, one day at a time. Quiet: A Graphic Novel of Introversion collects issues 1-6 of the webcomic, Quiet.
Nineteen-year -old Annabella Milbanke, visiting London for the swirl of parties and engagements of the season, is introduced to Byron at a waltz. He has just published Childe Harold, and is surrounded by a crowd of admirers, one of whom is his half-sister Augusta Leigh. Annabella and Byron fall in love, but Augusta's unwelcome presence in their relationship becomes increasingly unbearable. Caught up in a potentially scandalous love triangle, Annabella must decide whether following her heart is the most dangerous thing she has ever done . . .
The God of the universe created us for a love relationship with Him! We long for that sweet intimacy with God, but it often seems so out of reach. Yet even in the busyness of daily life, we hear those whispers calling us, drawing us to sit at the feet of Jesus. Best-selling author Nancy Leigh DeMoss demystifies the process of coming to know God intimately. For over 10 years A Place of Quiet Rest has spoken to readers, helping them to a deeper relationship with Christ. In A Place of Quiet Rest Nancy shares from her heart and life how a daily devotional time can forever change your life. Includes personal reflections by Elisabeth Elliot, Kay Arthur, Barbara Rainey, Joni Eareckson Tada in addition to Making it Personal sections for deeper study.
Österreichische Einwanderung in die USA Die vorliegende Publikation beleuchtet das Thema der Migration von Österreichern in die USA genauer, das bis heute ein immer noch sehr unerforschtes Gebiet ist. Seit kurzer Zeit erlebt die Forschung allerdings einen neuen Aufschwung, es herrscht großes Interesse vor allem in der Biografieforschung. Die vorliegenden Beiträge basieren auf einer Tagung, die im Juni 2015 in Wien zum gleichnamigen Thema stattgefunden hat. Es handelt sich hauptsächlich um Fallstudien über emigrierte Österreicher, die ihre Heimat aus wirtschaftlichen, politischen oder karrieretechnischen Gründen verlassen haben. Alle mussten sich mit einer schwierigen Einwanderungspolitik der USA auseinandersetzen, trotzdem ist den meisten von ihnen eine erfolgreiche Integration in die amerikanische Gesellschaft gelungen. ************************************************************************************** The essays in this book argue that the United States served as a great attraction for economic betterment to Austrian migrants before and World War I; yet a third of these migrants actually remigrated. Remigration was less likely after World War I as the economic situation deteriorated in Europe and the political situation landscape became desperate for Jews and the opponents of the Hitler regime. Most of the Austrians migrating to the U.S. in the World War II era stayed. For the roughly 30,000 Jews who had been brutally kicked out of their homes after the "Anschluss" and managed to snag immigration papers to the U.S., returning to desperately poor and still anti-Semitic Austria was not an option. These case studies show that integrating and assimilating into the American mainstream often was a difficult process that might take two generations. Many of the intellectuals and academics never fully felt at home in the U.S. as they viewed American culture shallow and American values too materialistic.
Legions Now Quiet: The Civil War Novel chronicles the astounding exploits of a Confederate Cavalry captain as he flees from Sherman's legions as they burn their way through Georgia and South Carolina. The Captain tries desperately to inform General Lee and Jefferson Davis about a secret that only he knows that can win the War for the South. General Sherman finds out about the secret, and sends a company of his bummers to hunt the Captain down before he can notify the Confederate authorities. The Captain has many insightful adventures and meets many colorful characters as he runs from Atlanta to Savannah into South Carolina and north to Columbia. The importance of the secret is revealed during the fierce struggles between the Captain and his tormentors. The story describes the life of the average soldier, both Johnny Reb and Billy Yank. What they ate, their medical care, their weapons, their transportation and their fighting spirit come to life. Take the journey with the Captain. Will the revelation of the secret alter history?
Discover the magic of peaceful days at home with kids. Discover the magic of Quiet Bins. Inside each simple to set up Quiet Bin you will find amazing things! Alone time Independence Focus Letter and Number Learning Fine motor and Hand strengthening for future writing The bins are quick and easy to set up, using supplies you already have on hand. This book begins by walking parents and caregivers through a journey of establishing a lovely rhythm that respects children and enables happy, beautiful days at home. Establishing times of quiet and independent play is essential for children to thrive. This quiet can come easily in the form of Quiet Bins. Discover an entire year of educational Quiet Bins inside this book. Quiet Bins are simple, independent, and engaging activities that have a gentle structure. Better still, each of the Quiet Bins in this book are educational and developed by a teacher, focusing on targeted learning skills such as creative thinking, letters, numbers, and strengthening hands for future writing. The Quiet Bins are ideal for toddlers through Kindergarten age children (Age 2-6 years)
The highly anticipated follow-up to the sensational bestseller Quiet - empowering introverted children, teens and young adults Susan Cain sparked a worldwide conversation with Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking. She inspired millions of people, and permanently changed the way we see introverts - and the way introverts see themselves. Now she takes the Quiet Revolution to a younger audience. Childhood, adolescence and your early twenties are times wrought with insecurity and self-doubt. Your search for your place in the world can seem daunting. Focusing on the strengths and challenges of being introverted, Quiet Power is full of examples from school, family life and friendship, applying the breakthrough discoveries of Quiet to readers that so badly need them. This insightful, accessible and empowering book is eye-opening to extroverts and introverts alike. Unlock your hidden superpower and give yourself the tools to make a mark - in your own quiet way.
So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Quiet tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Susan Cain’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter summaries Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Quiet by Susan Cain: It’s time for a “quiet revolution!” America’s “culture of popularity” holds extroverts—those who are gregarious, outspoken, and larger-than-life—in higher regard than those who tend to be reserved, serious, and contemplative. But think of all the great introverts—Rosa Parks, Albert Einstein, John Quincy Adams, and Lewis Carroll, to name a few—who were great leaders and thinkers, but just have a different way of expressing themselves. Based on extensive research related to the latest psychology and neuroscience, and in-depth interviews with renowned psychologists and professors, Quiet looks at “the power of introverts” from a cultural point of view. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to great works of nonfiction.
Trivia-on-Book: Quiet by Susan Cain Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! Have you ever felt anxious about picking up the phone without knowing who is calling and what they want? Do you feel exhausted after conversing with strangers? Do you ever wonder if being an introvert is a positive thing? Many famous introverts learned early on to embrace their personality, including Abraham Lincoln, Gandhi, and Bill Gates. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain has been on the New York Times bestseller list for over three years and has received positive reviews from Bill Gates and Oprah Winfrey. You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to Quiet by Susan Cain that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: • 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author • Insightful commentary to answer every question • Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group • Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!