Apprendre s aimer un jour la fois
Apprendre a s'aimer semble si difficile... Et pourtant, notre capacite a etre heureux est directement proportionnelle a notre estime de soi. Le manque d'estime de soi est l'un des pires fleaux de notre societe. Par manque d'estime de soi, nous eprouvons de la jalousie, de l'envie, de la colere, de l'insecurite. Nous n'osons pas entreprendre des changements positifs parce que nous ne nous aimons pas assez. Par manque d'estime de soi, nous n'osons pas demander ni nous affirmer. Nous tolerons l'intolerable trop longtemps, faute de savoir mettre nos limites. L'estime de soi ne survient pas miraculeusement un bon matin. Apprendre a s'aimer est le travail de toute une vie et se construit chaque jour par de petits gestes pour soi. Diane Gagnon vous offre ici 366 reflexions comme autant de pistes de solutions pour apprendre a vous aimer un peu plus chaque jour. A PROPOS DE L'AUTEURE Diane Gagnon est auteure de textes quotidiens pour apprendre a s'aimer et a mieux vivre. Presidente de Consultation Formaction inc., une firme specialisee en coaching, management et ressources humaines, elle a accompagne plus de 500 entreprises et coache plus de 2000 personnes depuis 28 ans. Elle est aussi coach privee, consultante et femme d'affaires. Fortement inspiree par l'immensite du potentiel humain, elle s'est donne pour mission de faire une difference positive dans la vie du plus grand nombre de personnes chaque jour, en ravivant la petite flamme que nous portons tous en nous. De la est nee l'idee d'ecrire chaque matin sur Facebook depuis 2011 des reflexions qui touchent au c ur de l'etre humain."
Learning circles—small groups of educators who come together to support each other in learning—can make great improvements in the quality of teaching and learning in your school.
Nothing Changes Until You Do
After three years of living his dream as a professional baseball pitcher, Mike Robbins had an arm injury that benched him for good, and when this happened, everything changed. He had to figure out who he was without the identity of “baseball player”—a process fraught with emotional highs and lows—and he quickly realized that the self-criticism and self-doubt he was feeling are in fact epidemic in our culture. Too often we base our value on our external world—our jobs, finances, appearance, or various other factors. Even the most successful people struggle with their relationship with themselves. In Nothing Changes Until You Do, Mike looks at this delicate relationship and brings to light a new way to look at life, opening your eyes to your innate value. These 40 inspiring essays, which are real tales from Mike’s own life and the lives of his clients, boil down some of the most important lessons Mike has learned on his own personal journey—and as he’s traveled throughout the country for over a decade speaking to groups of all kinds. With themes spanning from the importance of trusting yourself to the benefits of vulnerability to the strength inherent in embracing change, this book shows you how to get out of your own way and make peace with yourself. With humor, authenticity, and ease, Mike illustrates that with a little self-compassion and a healthy dose of self-acceptance, anyone can turn away from the negatives that manifest because of a critical self-perception—things like unkindness, insecurity, addictions, sabotaged relationships, unnecessary drama, and more. Making peace with yourself is fundamental to happiness and success. So join Mike and learn to have more compassion, more acceptance, and more love for yourself—thus giving you access to more compassion, more acceptance, and more love for the people (and everything else) in your life.
For My Country s Freedom
It is March 1811, and Bolitho is promoted to Admiral but his choice of flagship and flag captain shock the Admiralty.
From the author of 1491—the best-selling study of the pre-Columbian Americas—a deeply engaging new history of the most momentous biological event since the death of the dinosaurs. More than 200 million years ago, geological forces split apart the continents. Isolated from each other, the two halves of the world developed radically different suites of plants and animals. When Christopher Columbus set foot in the Americas, he ended that separation at a stroke. Driven by the economic goal of establishing trade with China, he accidentally set off an ecological convulsion as European vessels carried thousands of species to new homes across the oceans. The Columbian Exchange, as researchers call it, is the reason there are tomatoes in Italy, oranges in Florida, chocolates in Switzerland, and chili peppers in Thailand. More important, creatures the colonists knew nothing about hitched along for the ride. Earthworms, mosquitoes, and cockroaches; honeybees, dandelions, and African grasses; bacteria, fungi, and viruses; rats of every description—all of them rushed like eager tourists into lands that had never seen their like before, changing lives and landscapes across the planet. Eight decades after Columbus, a Spaniard named Legazpi succeeded where Columbus had failed. He sailed west to establish continual trade with China, then the richest, most powerful country in the world. In Manila, a city Legazpi founded, silver from the Americas, mined by African and Indian slaves, was sold to Asians in return for silk for Europeans. It was the first time that goods and people from every corner of the globe were connected in a single worldwide exchange. Much as Columbus created a new world biologically, Legazpi and the Spanish empire he served created a new world economically. As Charles C. Mann shows, the Columbian Exchange underlies much of subsequent human history. Presenting the latest research by ecologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians, Mann shows how the creation of this worldwide network of ecological and economic exchange fostered the rise of Europe, devastated imperial China, convulsed Africa, and for two centuries made Mexico City—where Asia, Europe, and the new frontier of the Americas dynamically interacted—the center of the world. In such encounters, he uncovers the germ of today’s fiercest political disputes, from immigration to trade policy to culture wars. In 1493, Charles Mann gives us an eye-opening scientific interpretation of our past, unequaled in its authority and fascination. From the Hardcover edition.
Jean Jacques Rousseau Transparency and Obstruction
Jean Starobinski, one of Europe's foremost literary critics, examines the life that led Rousseau, who so passionately sought open, transparent communication with others, to accept and even foster obstacles that permitted him to withdraw into himself. First published in France in 1958, "Jean-Jacques Rousseau" remains Starobinski's most important achievement and, arguably, the most comprehensive book ever written on Rousseau. The text has been extensively revised for this edition and is published here along with seven essays on Rousseau that appeared between 1962 and 1970.
From the founders of the trailblazing software company 37signals, here is a different kind of business book - one that explores a new reality. Today, anyone can be in business. Tools that used to be out of reach are now easily accessible. Technology that cost thousands is now just a few pounds or even free. Stuff that was impossible just a few years ago is now simple. That means anyone can start a business. And you can do it without working miserable 80-hour weeks or depleting your life savings. You can start it on the side while your day job provides all the cash flow you need. Forget about business plans, meetings, office space - you don't need them. With its straightforward language and easy-is-better approach, Rework is the perfect playbook for anyone who's ever dreamed of doing it on their own. Hardcore entrepreneurs, small-business owners, people stuck in day jobs who want to get out, and artists who don't want to starve anymore will all find valuable inspiration and guidance in these pages. It's time to rework work.
De L Esprit
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1807 edition. Excerpt: ... call light by tfa mt their i Th? idoli of the of pawloo; and that it ii 1 from nloth, can alone impart to os that continued attention pro-dnctire of superior intellects. All that remains to confirm this troth is, to shew in the following chapter, that even they who are justly ranked among illustrious personages, when no longer sopported by the ardoar of passion, instantly sink into the class of the most ordinary men. CHAP. VIII. ON STI P1DITY, THE CONSEQUENCE OF THE CESSATION OF PASSIONS. This proposition is a necessary consequence of the former. In edict, if a man, animated with the most violent desire of esteem, and as such capable of the strongest passion, finds himself able to satisfy this desire, lie will soon cease to be animated with that passion, it being the nature of every desire to languish and die away, unless nourished by hope. Now, the sainecanse which extinguishes in him the passion for esteem will neccssarily kill in him the germ of superior intellects. Suppose persons no less ambitious of public esteem than the Turennci, live Coiules, the Descartes, the Corncilles, the Richlieun, wore made receivers of a tax, or the like; this statiou. depriving them of all hopes of glory, they would want even the common understanding necessary for such employments. Little adapted to the studies of edicts and tarifs, they would remain unqualified for a post odious to the public; they would be filled with aversion and disgust for a science, in which he who has, acquired the most profound and extensive knowledge, and who consequently retired to rest, in his own opinion, very learned and very respectable, may awake very ignorant and very useless, should the government have thought fit to suppress or incorporate these duties. Totally given...
The Yale Anthology of Twentieth century French Poetry
"Scholar and editor Mary Ann Caws has chosen work by more than 100 poets. Her deliberately extensive, international selection includes work by Francophone poets, by writers better known for accomplishments in other genres (novelists, songwriters, performance artists), and by many more female poets than have typically been represented in past anthologies of modern French poetry. The editor has opted for a chronological organization that highlights six crucial "pressure points" in modern French poetry. Accompanying the selections are a general introduction, informative essays on each period, and short biographical notes - all prepared by the editor."--BOOK JACKET.
Hark A Vagrant
"Hark! A Vagrant" takes readers on a romp through history and literature--with dignity for few and cookies for all--with comic strips about famous authors, their characters, and political and historical figures, all drawn in Kate Beaton's pared-down, excitable style. This collection features favorite stories as well as new, previously unpublished content. Whether she's writing about Nikola Tesla, Napoleon, or Nancy Drew, Beaton brings a refined sense of the absurd to every situation.