Have you ever thought that someone in your life currently or someone you were involved with in the past is a narcissist? Perhaps you think that you may be living with one. You, or someone you know, could even have horrific stories to tell of Machiavellian encounters with your ´´loved one´´ that just wouldn´t stop. You may think that you are being treated like an ´´object´´, used for their every desire, or used like you are a slave, and you just can´t understand why. Some poor souls who believe they have been victims of narcissism tell of going through hell, then ending up divorced and millions of dollars in debt. Or you are positive your boss is a narcissist and you need to figure out how to deal with it, or you are going to ´´go crazy´´ or resign before you do. Maybe people have accused you of being a narcissist, and you think this accusation is just a nasty way of telling you they think you are selfish. Of course, you are better than most everyone else. Why can´t the world just accept it? Why won´t everybody do what you tell them to do? They know you are always right! Or have you ever feared that because you have so many ´´broken´´ relationships that you are indeed a narcissist? What is narcissism anyway? Is it really a mental problem that some people have, or is it just a ´´bad personality type´´? If it is a mental condition, how do you get it? Is it contagious? Is it ´´terminal´´? Can it be treated with drugs? Why in the world would anybody call the love of self narcissistic? I heard that a certain amount of narcissism is healthy, and without having it, you are going to get trampled on in life. Is this true? Where did this term come from? Once you have narcissism, if it is real, can anybody really do anything about it? Can a doctor help my spouse or my boss or not? If so, what kind of doctor? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebecca Nance. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104529/bk_acx0_104529_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Some children inherit the family nose. Autumn Stringam and her brother Joseph inherited bipolar disorder, a severe mental illness that led to the suicides of their mother and grandfather. Autumn was in a psychiatric hospital on suicide watch by the time she was 22. Joseph, at 15, was prone to violent episodes so terrifying that his family feared for their lives. But after Autumn and Joseph began taking a nutritional supplement developed by their father - and based, incredibly, on a formula given to aggressive hogs - their symptoms disappeared, and today they both lead normal, productive lives. A Promise of Hope is the story of Autumn´s flight from madness to wellness and an astonishing scientific account of a treatment that has also helped thousands of others. It is a powerful call for a new understanding of mental illness, its causes and its treatments. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Autumn Stringam. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcca/000006/bk_hcca_000006_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The ultimate story of America´s dominant warriors.... When Osama bin Laden was assassinated, the entire world was fascinated by the men who had completed the seemingly impossible mission that had dogged the US government for over a decade. SEAL Team 6 became synonymous with heroism, duty, and justice. Only a handful of the elite men who make up the SEALs, the US Navy´s best and bravest, survive the legendary and grueling selection process that leads to Team 6, a group so classified it technically does not even exist. There are no better warriors on Earth. Don Mann knows what it takes to be a brother of this ultra-selective fraternity. As a member of Seal Team Six for over eight years, and a SEAL for over 17 years, he worked in countless covert operations, operating from land, sea, and air, and facing shootings, decapitations, and stabbings. He was captured by the enemy and lived to tell the tale, and he participated in highly classified missions all over the globe, including Somalia, Panama, El Salvador, Colombia, Afghanistan, and Iraq. As a current training coordinator for several civilian SEAL training programs, and as a former Training Officer of SEAL Team 6, he was directly responsible for shaping the bodies and minds of SEALs who carried out the assassination of Osama bin Laden. But to become a SEAL, Mann had to overcome his own troubled childhood and push his body to its breaking point - and beyond. Inside SEAL Team 6 is a high-octane narrative of physical and mental toughness, giving unprecedented insight to the inner workings of the training and secret missions of the world´s most respected and feared combat unit. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Ganim. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/000770/bk_hach_000770_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When I had a Little Sister is a searingly honest and wryly heartbreaking memoir about a Lancashire farming family whose love of their land came hand in hand with the resilience to live off it. It’s a story of sisters and sacrifice, grief and reclamation, and the need to speak the unspeakable.When did she decide to die? Was it before midnight on Friday the 6th, because she couldn’t face another night, or was it before dawn on Saturday the 7th, because she couldn’t face another day?Did she think about us? Did she think about her dog, Ted, or her cat, Puss, sleeping on Grandma Mary’s old sofa in the conservatory and who would be waiting for her to feed them in the morning? What about her horses in the stable? Did she think about them? Did she imagine Dad finding her? It would have to be Dad, after all. It couldn’t be anyone else. Did she know what she was doing?On a cold December day in 2013 Catherine Simpson received the phone call she had feared for years. Her little sister Tricia had been found dead in the farmhouse where she, Catherine and their sister Elizabeth were born - and where their family had lived for generations.Tricia was 46 and had been stalked by depression all her life. Yet mental illness was a taboo subject within the family, and although love was never lacking, there was a silence at its heart.After Tricia died, Catherine found she had kept a lifetime of diaries. The words in them took her back to a past they had shared but experienced so differently and offered a thread to help explore the labyrinth of her sister’s suicide. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Catherine Simpson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/004347/bk_hcuk_004347_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Everyone remembers where they were during the September 11 attacks in New York. Larry Garrett, a Chicago hypnotist, will never forget, since he was in Saddam Hussein´s palace in Baghdad with Uday Hussein, Saddam´s eldest son. After an assassination attempt on Uday´s life, Larry Garrett was brought in to help with the recovery from the mental and physical pain. Larry writes about his account of dealing with the man often referred to as a psychopath, the CIA, a palace full of guards with machine guns, and visiting Babylon. The conversations about American culture and Uday Hussein´s very surprising views, to getting the behind the scenes account at the palace as a World War begins. Larry´s account of being the only American allowed into Iraq and hypnotizing the son of the most feared family in the World, will keep you in suspense. Larry Garrett has been in practice since 1968, operating the largest hypnosis centre in Chicago. He has received nationwide recognition for his outstanding contributions in hypnosis, including the 1991 Metzinger Award (which has only been presented six times) for contributions to the field of hypnosis. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Larry Garrett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001181/bk_gdan_001181_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Conquerors, Brides, and Concubines investigates the political and cultural significance of marriages and other sexual encounters between Christians and Muslims in the Iberian Peninsula, from the Islamic conquest in the early eighth century to the end of Muslim rule in 1492. Interfaith liaisons carried powerful resonances, as such unions could function as a tool of diplomacy, the catalyst for conversion, or potent psychological propaganda. Examining a wide range of source material including legal documents, historical narratives, polemical and hagiographic works, poetry, music, and visual art, Simon Barton presents a nuanced account of the ways interfaith couplings were perceived, tolerated, or feared, depending upon the precise political and social contexts in which they occurred. Religious boundaries in the peninsula were complex and actively policed, often shaped by an overriding fear of excessive social interaction or assimilation of the three faiths that coexisted within the region. Barton traces the protective cultural, legal, and mental boundaries that the rival faiths of Iberia erected, and the processes by which women, as legitimate wives or slave concubines, physically traversed those borders. Through a close examination of the realities and the imagination of interfaith relations, Conquerors, Brides, and Concubines highlights the extent to which sex, power, and identity were closely bound up with one another. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Byrwec Ellison. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/068612/bk_acx0_068612_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have you ever been in a situation where all hope was lost? No one knew the depth of your pain? Your inward taunts, fears, and screams were heard by no one? Then this book is for you. Elijah found himself in a desolate place where he feared he was the only true survivor. Never in a million years would he have found himself in a place of desolation. This great warrior, a mighty man of valor, had once called down fire but was now fleeing for his life at the hands of Jezebel. Now, he cried out for God to just end his life because it was, indeed, too much to bear. Elijah found himself in a lonely, desolate place which we refer to as depression. Today, countless others suffer a life of depression because there is a stigma regarding mental illness in the secular arena, as well as the church. Using biblical knowledge and personal stories of overcoming Satan´s attacks, Kendra brings a much needed, fresh insight to the important issues of depression, rape, abortion, temptation, and seduction. Using compassion and empathy, she shows you how to: Challenge negative thoughts Embrace healing Avoid temptation using biblical principles Overcome rejection Receive the gift of forgiveness, grace, and mercy Live a life of redemption 1. Language: English. Narrator: Catherine Force. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/066068/bk_acx0_066068_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have you ever thought that someone in your life currently or someone you were involved with in the past is a narcissist? Perhaps you think that you may be living with one. You, or someone you know, could even have horrific stories to tell of Machiavellian encounters with your ´´loved one” that just wouldn’t stop. You may think that you are being treated like an ´´object” used for their every desire or used like you are a slave, and you just can’t understand why. Some poor souls who believe they have been victims of narcissism tell of going through hell, then ending up divorced and millions of dollars in debt. Or you are positive your boss is a narcissist, and you need to figure out how to deal with it or you are going to ´´go crazy” or resign before you do. Maybe people have accused you of being a narcissist, and you think this accusation is just a nasty way of telling you they think you are selfish. Of course, you are better than most everyone else. Why can’t the world just accept it? Why won’t everybody do what you tell them to do? They know you are always right! Or have you ever feared that because you have so many ´´broken” relationships that you are indeed a narcissist? Narcissism is an often misunderstood and a misused term. There are many questions about it and some strong opinions about it as well. Here are some of the common comments and questions ´´heard on the street” about the hot topic of narcissism: What is narcissism anyway? Is it really a mental problem that some people have, or is it just a ´´bad personality type”? If it is a mental condition, how do you get it? Is it contagious? Is it ´´terminal’? Can it be treated with drugs? Why in the world would anybody call the love-of-self narcissistic? I heard that a certain amount of narcissism is healthy, and without having it, you are going to get trampled on in life. Is this true? Where did this term come from? Once you have narcissism, i 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebecca Nance. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/106681/bk_acx0_106681_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I had tried everything: therapy, medication, meditation. Everything except God. Lily Burana was in crisis. Desperate for rescue from her depression and anxiety, the punk-rock-girl-turned-writer feared she would die. She was down to her remedy of last resort: faith. A lapsed believer who had drifted away from the church and into a life on the margins during her young adult years, Lily had long believed that Christianity had nothing to offer her. Then an unmistakable sign from above led to her unexpected decision to let God in - just a little bit. But how could she come to terms with a religion she had dismissed as hostile and intolerant? In this collection of linked essays that chronicle her spiritual recovery, Lily explores what it means to embrace ´´a faith of surprisingly Jesus-y shape´´. Lily navigates her own unique path toward a trusting relationship with God as she addresses topics as diverse as coming out as Christian to your non-Christian friends, the intersection of faith and motherhood, and what it means to confront your history of mental illness and trauma. Whether recounting her history as a ´´baby Goth´´, extolling the healing power of glitter, or wrestling with God for control over her life, Lily proves that you don´t need to have a flawless faith in order to experience God´s grace in action. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sarah Vorhees Wendel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnwd/000764/bk_tnwd_000764_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.