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FAST MINDS is an acronym for common symptoms that are often seen in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Millions of adults have ADHD or some of its traits, but they are under-recognized, under-treated, and often under-supported. This book empowers people with ADHD, or some of its characteristics, to adapt and thrive. By working through the program in this book, you will develop personalized strategies to take control of your life. Forgetful. Achieving below potential. Stuck in a rut. Time challenged. Motivationally challenged. Impulsive. Novelty seeking. Distractible. Scattered. If any or all of these symptoms are making it difficult for you-or someone you know-to live life to the fullest, then the clinically proven, cutting-edge program in this book will help you understand your struggles and challenges. Whether you have been diagnosed with ADHD, think you may have it, or just exhibit many of these traits, FAST MINDS will help you: • Figure out what isn't working in your life, and the keys to fixing it. • Build personalized strategies for managing your time, tasks, and relationships. • Learn organizational habits that work for you. • Stop communicating poorly, making impulsive choices and taking pointless risks. • Eliminate negative thinking patterns that waste your mental energy. • Create environments that support your challenges. • Make the most of both medical and nonmedical resources (medication, coaching, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, support groups, lifestyle change). With inspiring stories of real people who have adapted and thrived using the methods in this book, FAST MINDS will help you create the kind of life you want to live. * This audiobook includes a downloadable PDF that contains the illustrations, appendices, workbook, and endnotes from the book.Show more
Her greatest ally remains at her side. But is he the enemy? Trekking across the war-scorched Planet Home on their quest to battle extinction, Royah has gained allies, including the giant of a man known—and feared—as Onnin. Royah is fortunate to have the giant on her side as they are being stalked by many dangerous enemies. Trigger-happy savages, madmen, and even cannibals litter the landscape. When they suddenly find themselves within an inescapable machine from the past, they quickly realize it is no ordinary relic. It is a vile contraption, meant for sadistic purposes, and guarded by a stranger who knows of Onnin’s past. Royah soon learns her strongest ally isn’t as he seems. No longer worried about whether they will continue the quest or even escape the trap, all thoughts turn to how quickly they will die. Only Onnin, with his impossible strength and natural battle instincts, can free them. The question is, will he?Show more
Royah’s destination is in sight, and the answers to all her questions about why humans were abandoned in deep space, how they can survive, and how they can avoid extinction are within reach. All of the answers are at her fingertips. But she encounters a deadly new foe at the worst possible time—a man with all the power in the world and an army at his back. If she refuses his demands, he will unleash a weapon of mass destruction, forever ending Royah’s quest—and her life. It will also annihilate every living being on Planet Home.Show more
Considering she had just attended her mother's funeral, Gloria Jaymes never expected to see the woman again, but then her dead mom shows up at her house.Gloria's mom is... different. She's younger than when she died, dressed in clothes from the 1980s. And nobody else in Gloria's family seems to recognize her.As Gloria tries to figure out the reason for her mother's reappearance and the odd behaviors the woman begins to exhibit other bizarre events occur. The changes to Gloria's world are small and subtle, at first... then they become much more startling.The freaky situation might just be connected to a mysterious shed in a small California town. The strangers who gather around the shed seem to know Gloria's name... and maybe they aren't strangers after all.With Gloria, Bentley Little presents one of his most complex and compelling novels one that is certain to surprise readers on every page.Show more
Hidden away, buried for centuries. Until now. Deep in space, the inhabitants of Planet Home regularly dig up broken-down relics of war, but this time they’ve discovered something different: a map with a cryptic destination. The location is meant to be found, but only few people know about it—including Royah. As the town she lives in is becoming increasingly dangerous every day, while the only food source inexplicably dying out, someone must go east. The map likely holds secrets that will help them survive. Royah decides the quest will be hers. Maybe she can discover why humans were sent to the planet in the first place. Maybe she can save her mom. Maybe she can save the entire human race.Show more
After his divorce, Hunt Jackson decides to start over in Tucson, where an old buddy fixes him up with his wife's friend, Beth. The attraction is immediate, and they're married a few months later. But Hunt's happiness is marred by his bizarre encounter with an insurance agent whose insistence that Hunt increase his coverage sounds, incredibly, like a threat. The agent — tall, gaunt, oddly dressed in an old-fashioned suit and fedora — is himself a menacing figure. And it soon becomes clear that whoever turns down his 'offer' suffers catastrophic consequences: property destruction, fire, tornadoes — in tornado-free Arizona! What is going on? Hunt and Beth are determined to find out — never suspecting that the company's policy for life insurance will turn out to be more terrifying than death...Show more
From the author of Losing Earth, a beautifully told exploration of our post-natural world that points the way to a new mode of ecological writing. We live at a time in which scientists race to reanimate extinct beasts, our most essential ecosystems require monumental engineering projects to survive, chicken breasts grow in test tubes, and multinational corporations conspire to poison the blood of every living creature. No rock, leaf, or cubic foot of air on Earth has escaped humanity's clumsy signature. The old distinctions—between natural and artificial, dystopia and utopia, science fiction and science fact—have blurred, losing all meaning. We inhabit an uncanny landscape of our own creation. In Second Nature, ordinary people make desperate efforts to preserve their humanity in a world that seems increasingly alien. Their stories—obsessive, intimate, and deeply reported—point the way to a new kind of environmental literature, in which dramatic narrative helps us to understand our place in a reality that resembles nothing human beings have known. From Odds Against Tomorrow to Losing Earth to the film Dark Waters (adapted from the first chapter of this book), Nathaniel Rich’s stories have come to define the way we think of contemporary ecological narrative. In Second Nature, he asks what it means to live in an era of terrible responsibility. The question is no longer, How do we return to the world that we’ve lost? It is, What world do we want to create in its place? A Macmillan Audio production from MCDShow more
What happens when the apocalypse is over; to love, strained and torn? How do you pick up the pieces, when life stabilises? It’s a question our heroes must ask themselves, when they’re no longer fighting off swarms of monsters, no longer struggling for Credits and Levels. Valentine’s in the Apocalypse is set four years after the System Apocalypse has arrived, between books 5 and 6 of the System Apocalypse and features new characters. The story is set in Vancouver, BC.Show more
Tonight’s forecast calls for terror… Survivors trapped in a sunken vessel find themselves hunted through the depths by a deadly adversary. A skeptical journalist discovers the sinister inhabitants of a fake haunted house are all too real. And a husband commits murder to protect his wife, only to learn he has created something even more dangerous… A dark and stormy night of terror awaits in Scare Street’s latest bone-chilling collection. This sinister volume contains fourteen tales of terror and supernatural horror. And each story brings you deeper into the dark realm of nightmares. As you devour each tale with morbid delight, black clouds roll across the sky. Thunder rumbles in the distance, and jagged lightning screams above. Be sure to close the window. You wouldn’t want to let the storm inside. After all, this is perfect weather for ghosts and ghouls to roam the night… This volume features the following stories: 1. A Sinking Feeling by Warren Benedetto 2. The Winter Cabin by Nate Lock 3. How to Make a Troll by Andrew Jensen 4. Mistress Edge’s House of Horrors by P. L. McMillan 5. Groundhog Day by John Wayne Comunale 6. Into the Shadows by B. D. Prince 7. The Rancher by Al Hagan 8. Trial by Water by Renee Miller 9. Sugar Day by Peter Cronsberry 10. A Cold Day in Helheim by Kohl Neal 11. Testing Times by Kris Ashton 12. Coming Home to Mansion Hill by C. B. Channell 13. The Backward Man by Caleb Stephens 14. Dead Dogs and Murdered Men by Ron RipleyShow more
'What a vibrant, propulsive, wildly intelligent and big-hearted slice of life Sophomores is, an intricate portrait of a family in crisis rendered with a great deal of humor and compassion. I loved this family, this corner of the world, this novel.' -Claire Lombardo, author of The Most Fun We Ever Had The late 1980s come alive in this moving and keenly observed story of one boy's unforgettable sophomore year, and his parents' surprising journey alongside him. It's fall 1987 and life as normal is ending for the Malone family. With their sterile Dallas community a far cry from the Irish-American Bronx of their youth, Pat and Anne Malone have reached a breaking point. Pat, faced with a debilitating MS diagnosis, has fallen into his drinking. Anne, his devoutly Catholic wife, is selected as a juror for a highly publicized attempted murder trial, one that raises questions--about God, and about men in power--she has buried her entire life. Together, they try to raise their only son, Daniel, a bright but unmotivated student who is shocked into actual learning by an enigmatic English teacher. For once, Dan is unable to fly under the radar, and is finally asked to consider what he might want to make of his life. With humor and tenderness, Sophomores brilliantly captures the enduring poignancy of coming of age, teenage epiphanies and heartbreak, and family redemption.Show more
“The shrine. How does it operate? Do you just pray to it or do you have to bring it something or what?” In this unsettling novella by Bentley Little, many strange occurrences unsettle the inhabitants of William Tell Circle: For Helen, a knock on the door brings an unexpected visitor along with lavish gifts, and it seems all her wishes have been granted…but at what cost? For young Frank and his friends, a fabled neighborhood shrine may answer their prayers for a girlfriend, just as their older brothers hope the same source will grant them money. But the older boys' improvised ritual turns into something horrible… For Gil Marotta, a rescue mission to the shrine leads him into a chilling confrontation with the local witch… The Circle tells the story of a normally quiet community, plunged into the kind of surreal nightmare only Bentley Little can deliver.'Show more
'It begins in a small Southwestern town. Then it spreads. Across the country a series of strange deaths have overtaken the living. And a stranger compulsion has overtaken the dead. In a travesty of life, they drift with bizarre purpose toward an unknown destination. The walkers have become an obsession for investigator Miles Huerdeen. His father is one of them. Now, lured into the shadow of the restless dead, Miles is a step closer to a secret as old as time. . . to a reality as dark as Hell. For Miles is following them into the deep end of an unfathomable nightmare.'Show more
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