The stories you are about to read are true. Often hilarious and always relatable, they all describe the moment when good sense and simple self-respect triumph over the human need to be loved—or, at least, the need to be with a particular man. The relationship may not last beyond lunch, or it may linger for weeks, months, or even years. But inside, you know: it's over. What Was I Thinking?58 Bad Boyfriend Stories includes contributions from: Francesca Lia Block Bonnie Bruckheimer Cindy Chupack Kate Coe Melinda Culea Carrie Fisher Wendy Hammers Nicole Hollander Maira Kalman Lisa Napoli Lynn Snowden Picket Mimi Pond Rachel Resnick Penny Stallings Laurie Winer Amy Wruble Whether the story is funny, sad, poignant, sweet, or just plain psychotic—we bet you can't read just one.
Thinking? C. Sara. Newberry. Chris. and I had known each other for several years. I met him when I was a sophomore in college and thought he was supercute; ...
Author: Barbara Davilman
Category: Family & Relationships
Think it through! Your thoughts mold your lifestyle and shape your mental, physical, relational, and emotional health. What shape are you in? What Was I Thinking? reveals marvelous links between the functions of the human brain, the Commandments of God, and your physical and emotional health. Presented in a reader-friendly discussion style, a strong case is made that people must choose whether to follow the path of stress (fear) or the path of faith. Understanding these links brings new insight to help you achieve healthier lifestyle results, including emotional and physical healing, freedom, and greater effectiveness for Christ. Filled with relevant Scripture passages, exciting personal testimonies, well-defined anatomical terms, and Points to Ponder, this book provides much spiritually enriched food for thought for all believers. Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established. (Proverbs 16:3 KJV) Major themes that will intrigue and entice you include: the direct link between thoughts and physical and spiritual health; brain functions; the importance of forgiveness; exhortations to obey the Word; and a variety of wrong concepts that keep many Christians from choosing health and joy over bondage. We believe this teaching with practical application is the key to winning back what the enemy has stolen your mind so that you can be restored to health and go and do all that God has called you to do! Caspar McCloud and Linda Lange
As a young child, you may have heard these words from an angry parent: “What were you thinking?” (Perhaps with some colorful metaphors added, ...
Author: Caspar McCloud
Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers
Description The 1990s were presidentially proclaimed the decade of the brain. Owing in large part to the work on the neuroscience and clinical applications from that initiative, we are now on the verge of breakthroughs in learning how the subconscious mind affects the decisions we’re continually making. For instance, your unconscious mind has already made the decision whether to buy this book, but you probably don’t know that yet. First you got a feeling, an intuitive nudge supplied from the unconscious mind. Next, the conscious mind defends or disagrees with that emotion. Your final decision may not be as completely straightforward as you would like to believe. I’m sure this introduction to the world of your mind, as a product of, yet distinct from, your brain, has a few surprises in store for you. Whether you think of yourself as more of a rational person or someone who tends to go more with your feelings and intuition, you’ll find these two ways of thinking intertwined in a rich fabric made for your enjoyment. Blue Ink Review Gates divides our decision-making processes into two systems: System 1 is intuitive, unconscious, fast acting and effortless. System 2 is rational, conscious, deliberate, slower than System 1, and susceptible to fatigue. While many people think that their decisions are based on the discursive, rational System 2, in fact the intuitive System 1 is often in control – and in ways that are elusive. Gates explores not only the particular heuristics that tend to fool us but also why it is so hard to change them. Full of anecdotes and snippets from revealing psychological experiments, Gates’s work is no dry philosophical tome. It is written in a popular style and will be accessible to a wide audience. Readers of Malcolm Gladwell’s work, especially his popular book Blink, are likely to find Gates’s work a breezy, thought-provoking read. Foreword Review This accessible book is for those who are intrigued by the human mind and want to know why they, and others, do what they do. What Was I Thinking? The Subconscious in Decision-Making by Chris Gates brings the insight and mystery of brain science and psychology to the masses. While decision making is a skill that people can develop and articulate over time, most people experience mystifying moments when they ask the question in the title. Gates tackles the mystery with facts, compiling research that explores how people make decisions, why the mind prioritizes the inputs it does, and to what extent the mind adapts to new information. This book will appeal to other first-person researchers who are intrigued by the human mind and want to know why they, and others, do what they do. Anyone fascinated by the innovations in brain science and understanding will find Gates’s devotion to detail compelling. The back matter is uncommonly useful. The glossary presents in-depth, thoroughly explained definitions for people new to the material. The appendixes offer interesting, almost brainteaser-like studies of the mind. What Was I Thinking? asks and explores the answer to the question that haunts ordinary thinkers. Kirkus A thoroughly researched, pop-culture–laden exploration of how people make choices. A surprisingly poignant, intellectually rigorous study of how our thought processes shape our lives.
This produces a calming effect so that we can be at ease and think more clearly. good stories entertain us, and that entertainment value is measured as a ...
Author: Chris Gates
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Bestselling hilarious memoir from New Zealand's most controversial media star. Paul Henry is a natural-born story teller who spins a great yarn, and who says, 'I'll apologise for hurting people's feelings but I'll never apologise for being outrageous'.Paul Henry is a natural-born story teller who spins a great yarn, and who says, 'I'll apologise for hurting people's feelings but I'll never apologise for being outrageous'. From the man whose controversial comments on TV divided the country, and almost caused an international incident, comes this very funny memoir. Packed with stories from his eventful childhood and his long and adventurous career in journalism, this is a gripping, often hilarious and always entertaining read. It gives a fascinating insight into the complex character of Paul Henry. He's surprising - he doesn't subscribe to any expected set of beliefs, he's an individual with contradictory opinions. He's bold - he set himself up as an international news correspondent working out of his Masterton lounge, watching CNN and jetting off to the latest hotspot. He's talked himself into getting interviews with people as diverse as Peter Ustinov and the Prime Minister of Malaysia; he was there for the funerals of Diana and Mother Theresa; he's been thrown into jail in Iraq. He's versatile - starting with drama school, then broadcasting at the BBC, head of Radio NZ, standing for parliament against Georgina Beyer, international correspondent - as well as protesting at Mururoa and running an antique shop and his own radio station. And, he's all-round entertaining!
I kept pulling out the charter and reading it and thinking, 'It's all so easy. Why is it being made so hard?' Many commercial radio stations are operating ...
Author: Paul Henry
Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A wild Vegas fling isn't the traditional Thanksgiving celebration, and Lily and Jason have been like oil and water since they met. Blaming their steamy hook-up on too many shots at the bar, they head home. Back in the real world, Jason wonders if he's ready to give up his crown as the Playboy King of Rivers Bend to be with just one woman. And Lily has enough on her plate right now without adding Jason Braden to the mix, even if their attraction is crazy-strong. But life is good at throwing curveballs, and a lot can happen between Thanksgiving and Valentine's Day. Maybe even enough to lead these two polar opposites home to each other in Rivers Bend.
Because I think maybe it was one thing. Your love for your Aunt Lily,” Jason kept his voice quiet and gentle, like he would with a skittish colt.
Author: Donna Simonetta
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc
In this in-depth exploration of the dumb things we all do and why, Helmreich sheds new light on the well-known foibles of Martha Stewart, Bill Clinton, Britney Spears, Don Imus, Eliot Spitzer, Tiger Woods and Bernie Madoff, as well as common missteps like road rage, telling your boss off, cheating, shoplifting, and lying. But this is far more than an entertaining read. Based on hundreds of interviews and exhaustive research, Helmreich concludes that this behavior isn’t only a result of psychological problems. It’s also based on our very culture, history, and values. Only when we understand these causes, the author says, can we begin to address our behavior and improve our lives.
“Do you think the fact that they got the $50,000 makes them think that obtaining the, say, $100,000 might also be possible?” I ask him.
Author: Ph. B. D Helmreich
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications
The book follows a journey in psychosis as experienced by a young woman suffering Schizophrenia and Bi-polar.
Alison T. Hall. WHAT WAS I THINKING?? What Was I Thinking? Alison T. Hall What Was I. Front Cover.
Author: Alison T. Hall
Category: Paranoid schizophrenics
A lifetime of engagement with religion, philosophy, and activism in a series of fascinating reflections. Brilliant, fractious, mordantly funny, playwright/novelist/essayist Rick Salutin has been Canadian journalism's agent provocateur for over three decades. Whether needling governments and politicians, holding public policy to account, or decrying the shortfalls of activist thought and action, he has been one of the most outspoken commentators of his generation. In What Was I Thinking?, Salutin reveals his curiosity about both the world of the mind and the world of the here and now. His life has been graced with contact with extraordinary people from Hannah Arendt to Holocaust theologian Emil Fackenheim to goalkeeper-politician Ken Dryden, and we discover the profound influence their thought has had on his. but he has also had encounters with Conrad Black and Peter Worthington, joined his fellow coffee-drinkers in the infamous fight to save the west-end institution Dooney's from displacement by Starbucks, and taken furious potshots at the political pandering of the nation's media outlets. This is classic Salutin and most of it hasn't been published before - including a lengthy personal and historical essay on the world of therapy. It's a wonderful roller-coaster ride of thought and opinion. Step on!
Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication Salutin, Rick, 1942–, author What was I thinking?: the autobiography of an idea and other essays ...
Author: Rick Salutin
Publisher: ECW Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
As I've revisited those places, I haven't been ashamed of the truth, but I have often said to myself, “What in the world was I thinking?
Author: Steve Brown
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
What Was I Thinking? Toxic Shock Syndrome By: Dr. Patrick M Schlievert Dr. Patrick M Schlievert was in his first year as an assistant professor of Microbiology and Immunology, having spent two years trying to get the medical and scientific communities to recognize that there was a disease called toxic shock syndrome. Because he could not get even the Federal Government to recognize this disease, he started a national news media blitz that became second only to the Iran hostage crisis in 1980. Dr. Schlievert took this chance at great risk to his career because he grew up poor and had to take risks even to stay alive, and because his allegiance was to the American public and not to the biomedical science community. In this book, Dr. Patrick M Schlievert describes the events in chronological order, including science, a lot of pseudoscience and opinion, and a lot of the incredible politics behind toxic shock syndrome. He also describes the many forms of toxic shock syndrome in order of appearance, including the tampon associated disease and why it happened, non-menstrual toxic shock syndrome, and the flesh-eating streptococcal disease. The book is designed to tell Americans that many parts of their federal healthcare system are broken, including various aspects of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Institutes of Health. It is Dr. Schlievert’s ultimate hope that Americans will read this book because it is written for them. It will help them take partial responsibility for their own health, and hopefully, they can help reorient the United States healthcare system to do its job, namely help them. The National Institutes of Health claims that Dr. Schlievert and his colleagues’ interest in new diseases and their causes is not sufficient grounds to have funding, to which he would ask everyone: If this is not the number one goal of the National Institutes of Health, what should be? And furthermore, why should this federal bureaucracy exist if that is not the goal? Dr. Patrick M Schlievert entered the toxic shock syndrome field at its beginning, and he remains here near its end. He wishes he could say the diseases are at an end, but they are not.
However, in this book I try to adhere to factual thinking, like him, and present findings and discussions as real as possible. Neil deGrasse Tyson has made ...
Author: Dr. Patrick M Schlievert
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Although the title of this book indicates "One parent's story, struggle" it's actually about the battle between all parents and teens; or simply adults and teens in general. I say battle, but it has actually risen to the potential for what I call generational warfare. Basically, teenagers have little respect for adults; especially parents. The protocol is simple; and yes most adults do recall progressing strategically in the same way during their own youth. Even before we're born; we make demands. Then after we've grown a few years; we make many more demands. By the age of ten to thirteen, we more than expect those demands to unquestionably be met. Finally by the last 3 to 5 years of youth while living at home with our parents; we've assessed who our biggest enemy is and how we would like to take down who we now see as both an enemy, and a "dictator". Simply put: after you've bitten the hand that feeds you for so long; that hand begins to appear useless. And once that represents uselessness; the person behind that outreaching hand, also serves no purpose to you. So the stage is set. Teenagers won't look back with any sense of appreciation; and parents, who also continued to grow; will look back and wonder: was it all worth it. Many are optimistic, while others are in denial. But most can only feel one thing "What was I thinking."
Maybe before this chapter is over; I might think of something. But for right now; I can't think of anything. Nothing is beneath them when it comes to lying.
Author: Leon Segers Jr.
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
What Was I Thinking? is the first published collection of the remarkable and enigmatic poet, Jaffar Khan. He is held in high esteem by readers in many parts of the world, maintaining the oral and storytelling tradition of Sufi poets such as Hafiz and Rumi. This beautiful collection reflects a lifelong pursuit of the divine, mystical and humorous essence of life. His poems are lessons that amuse, intrigue and move us with a sleight of hand that is almost magical.
What Was I Thinking? is the first published collection of the remarkable and enigmatic poet, Jaffar Khan.
Author: Jaffar Khan
This is my story, my life; this is me before and after being diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. This is me struggling with accepting my diagnosis and trying to understand that, now that I know I have Bipolar Disorder, how it has ruled my life in the past. I look back and I can see myself with Bipolar Disorder out of control and under control. I see my manic and depressive episodes and wonder "What was I Thinking"...
I was not thinking about my hopeless life, but I was looking at myselfin the mirror. What a mess. My hair ended up too short in the back, awful layers on ...
Author: Bermaliz Sanchez
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
blue smoke rose from the incandescence / was I thinking about ? ” Over and over within , and certainly with no good effect and over , and no answer would ...
The 1990s were presidentially proclaimed the decade of the brain. Owing in large part to the work on the neuroscience and clinical applications from that initiative, we are now on the verge of breakthroughs in learning how the subconscious mind affects the decisions we're continually making. For instance, your unconscious mind has already made the decision whether to buy this book, but you probably don't know that yet. First you got a feeling, an intuitive nudge supplied from the unconscious mind. Next, the conscious mind defends or disagrees with that emotion. Your final decision may not be as completely straightforward as you would like to believe. I'm sure this introduction to the world of your mind, as a product of, yet distinct from, your brain, has a few surprises in store for you. Whether you think of yourself as more of a rational person or someone who tends to go more with your feelings and intuition, you'll find these two ways of thinking intertwined in a rich fabric made for your enjoyment.
For instance, your unconscious mind has already made the decision whether to buy this book, but you probably don't know that yet. First you got a feeling, an intuitive nudge supplied from the unconscious mind.
Author: Chris Gates
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
What was she thinking ?what was I thinking ? ... “ My dear Clara , " said Mrs. Herbert , “ if I could envy any one , I think it would be you .
Author: Margaret Oliphant Oliphant
This journal is perfect for those who want to jot down and record your thoughts. A great way to record what is happening in your life right now. You will be grateful years from now that you took the time to document this stage of your life and will enjoy looking back and reflecting.
This journal is perfect for those who want to jot down and record your thoughts.
Author: Dusty Pages
Here is a critical thinking text that breaks out of a simplistic approach to critical thinking into a fresh consideration of two basic modes of thinking (linear and dialogical) and many different types of thinking, including linear, lateral, literary, meditative, metaphysical and historico-existential. Verbal argument is placed front and center as a dramatic form of expression in which the thinker creates his thought through dramatic dialogical social interaction. Thinking is seen as a form of acting. An extensive number of excerpts from contemporary sources makes this text historically and pedagogically relevant.
There are other claims to rationality and truth made by the types of thinking which have been elucidated in this book, namely lateral, meditative, literary, ...
Author: James Davies
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
A distinguished modern philosopher's analysis of man's mental activity illuminates ways in which events in the world of appearances cause the mind to reflect and clarifies the relation between will and freedom
The Life of the Mind / Thinking tion even in the darkness of the actual here-and-now— or Aristotle's definition of the bios theoretikos as a bios xenikos, ...
Author: Hannah Arendt