The holiday season often brings unwelcome guests - stress and depression. And it´s no wonder. The holidays present a dizzying array of demands - parties, shopping, baking, cleaning, and entertaining, to name just a few. Feeling down during the holidays can be tough, especially since you seem so out of step with the world. Everyone else seems to be beaming, rosy cheeked, bursting with holiday spirit. You´re feeling wretched and exhausted. Holidays are supposed to be a time of joy and celebration, but for many people, they are anything but. Depression may occur at any time of the year, but the stress and anxiety of the holiday season, especially during the months of November and December (and, to a lesser extent, just before Valentine´s Day), may cause even those who are usually content to experience loneliness and a lack of fulfillment. According to one 2015 American study of patients treated by emergency psychiatric services during the Christmas season, the most common stressors were feelings of loneliness and being without a family. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Michaels. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/054133de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Darkly funny and gleefully mean-spirited, Sellevision explores greed, obsession, and third-tier celebrity in the world of a fictional home-shopping network.Welcome to the troubled world of Sellevision, America´s premier retail broadcasting network. When Max Andrews, the much-loved, handsome (but lonely) and gay host of Slumber Party Sundown accidentally exposes himself in front of 60 million kids and their parents during a ´´Toys for Tots´´ segment, Sellevision faces its first big scandal.As Max fails to find a new job in television, another host, the popular and perky Peggy Jean Smythe, is receiving sinister e-mails from a stalker about her appearance. Popping pills and drinking heavily, she fails to notice that her husband is spending a lot of time with the young babysitter who lives next door. Then there´s Leigh, whose affair with Sellevision boss Howard Toast is going nowhere until she exposes him on air, and Bebe, Sellevision´s star host, who thinks she can find Mr. Right via the Internet - if she can just stop her shopping addiction from taking over. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Miles. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/000583de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you¿re one of the hundreds of thousands who devoured Babe Walker¿s New York Times best-selling novel White Girl Problems or one of the million people who read her blog or follow her on Twitter daily, then you¿ve obviously been waiting with bated breath for her hilarious follow-up novel, Psychos. Fresh from a four-month stint in rehab for her ´´alleged´´ shopping addiction, Babe Walker returns home to Bel Air 10 pounds lighter (thanks to a stomach virus), having made amends (she told a counselor with bad skin she was smart) and confronted her past (after meeting her birth mother for the first time - a fashion model turned farmer lesbian). Although delighted to be home and determined to maintain her hard-won inner peace, Babe now faces a host of outside forces seemingly intent on derailing her path to positive change. Not only is she being trailed by an anonymous stalker, but she¿s also reunited with the love of her life, a relationship that she cannot seem to stop self-sabotaging. Babe¿s newfound spirituality, coupled with her faith in the universe and its messages, leads her all over the world: Shoulder dancing in Paris, tripping out in Amsterdam, and hooking up in the Mediterranean, only to land her back in New York City, forced to choose between a man who is perfect in every way (except for one small detail) and a man who could be The One if only he didn¿t drive Babe to utter insanity. Unapologetic and uproarious, Psychos is the send-up of the season - already as timeless as vintage Dior. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Tavia Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006664de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Growing up in a home where there is addiction or relationship trauma puts a child at great risk for long-term, post-traumatic stress effects that adversely compromise adult relationships. Best-selling author, psychologist, and psychodramatist Tian Dayton examines this trauma through an exploration of the way the brain and body process frightening or painful emotions and experiences in childhood. She shows how these traumas can become catalysts for unhealthy, self-medicating behaviors including drug and alcohol abuse, food issues, and sex, gambling, and shopping addictions.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Elizabeth Hanley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010983de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover a dark tale of love, marriage, and the consequences of infidelity! Extortion (The Extended Version) tells the story of Samantha, a rich woman stuck in an unhappy marriage. She and her husband, Steven, live a life of luxury. However, their marriage has fallen apart. Samantha indulges in two vices: a shopping addiction and her lover, Ronnie. Of course Steven knows only about her first vice. While Steven is away on a business trip, Samantha receives a strange envelope in the mail. This sets in motion a chain of events that drags her into a shocking whirlwind of betrayal, blackmail, and shame. Her relationship with Ronnie is tested, and she goes to great lengths to prevent Steven from discovering her awful secret. What will Samantha do? Will Ronnie stand by her? Will Steven find out what´s been going on behind his back? Don´t wait - download Extortion (The Extended Version) right away to find out what happens to Samantha, Steven, and Ronnie! ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Alicia Grant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/038427de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ava Gilmore has the perfect life. She’s surrounded by people who love her, she’s having sex on a regular basis, and her Coach bag collection just grew by three. The problem? She’s expected to follow in her family’s footsteps at Seduction and Snacks, working with sex toys and baked goods. Ava loves vibrators and cupcakes as much as the next person, she’d just rather play with them than sell them. With her shopping addiction reaching an all-time high and her credit card bills piling up, Ava decides to put her obsession to good use and start a fashion blog. But she has one other problem - the guy she’s having sex with has a My Little Pony addiction. While dealing with her family’s disappointment and confusion over her choices, she finds support in the unlikeliest of places - Tyler Branson. Tyler has slowly wormed his way into her bed and her heart and he refuses to leave. Tyler has his own family problems to deal with and, for the first time ever, Ava finds herself feeling bad for the annoying, immature guy and chanting ´´Friendship is magic!´´ during the sex she’d swore to stop having with him. Ava needs to get her life in order once and for all before she finds herself doing something she never wanted to do - fall in love with a Brony. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: James Fouhey, C. J. Bloom. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018737de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When it comes to you and your money, it is important to remember that your income can only go as far as you can. Do you know anybody who has ever won the lottery? Studies actually have found that people who have suddenly won or inherited large amounts of money often end up losing it all after several years - and it´s likely not a coincidence. In many of these cases, these people did not have what it takes to handle their money, mentally. Interestingly, people who have worked themselves into being millionaires can often incur financial tragedies and still manage to get back on their feet within a short period of time. Think about it - if you believe that you don´t deserve a lot of money, will you be successful in handling it? If you have a shopping addiction and you do nothing to overcome it, what will your wallet look like? Does your character reflect your income? The point is that your financial situation will often reflect who you are as a person - the more successful you are in personal growth, the more your earning potential can be. If you´re the type of person who has the ability to exert willpower and discipline when it comes to kicking bad habits, going after goals, and being honest with yourself about your finances, chances are you´ll be much more well-off financially. The key to setting yourself up for financial success is to start from within. It is very easy to dream of becoming a millionaire, living in a mansion, and driving behind the wheel of a brand new car - but first, you must prepare yourself to get all of those things. Money doesn´t grow on trees, but it does grow from desire and ambition. Think back to school when you learned about cause and effect - there is an effect for every cause - your weight is an effect of what you eat, your knowledge is an effect of your desire to learn, and your money is an effect of what you do to earn and manage it. This book has something to offer to each and every person. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Shelby Slone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/045189de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Masters Thesis from the year 2012 in the subject Business economics - Industrial Management, grade: 110/110, University of Siena, course: Industrial economy, language: English, abstract: It has been more than two decades since internet boosted its potential and now it can be considered a fearful competitor of many mortal businesses such as retailers, advertisers or even intermediaries. It is also known that the advent of internet in our daily life has also changed many systems structures such as the transaction costs in B2B, B2C or even the C2C models. Internet has abolished geographical boundaries, connected people and facilitated information flow. We now live in a world that everything happens in real time, which also brought changes in economic equilibriums, marketing strategies as well as speculation margins. Amazon, Google, EBay has revolutionized the custom of traditional shopping, increasing consumers addiction to consumption by differentiating products in every possible and imaginable manner. Well, this works attempt is to shed a light on the dynamics of this evolution, to acknowledge the main players and see how equilibrium can be set and re-set incessantly in a very volatile market due to its lack of physicality (i.e there is a physical gap between supplier and demander at the purchasing moment, therefore is very difficult to build customer loyalty). The example used to extrapolate some statistical evidence is linked to group buying e-commers such as coupon companies. It is the case of Groupon.com, the daily offers company with the highest growth rate among web companies since 2008 . The first part of the study is a theoretical literature review mainly arranged to give a theoretical backup to the empirical analysis that will follow. It seems that there has been a lot of field research on the topic. I suppose the reason is the worryingly fast growing pattern of these virtual business realities. The first chapters aims to concatenate the main features of these new business models, trying to understand the differences between them and the traditional ones which offer the same products or services- also the reasons why normal firms are greatly suffering market share losses. The third chapter instead is totally dedicated to online intermediaries since they seem to be the economic agents to have better fit in this new giant virtual marketplace. Different types of intermediaries obviously play different roles in the business arena and also provoke different welfare effects in terms of costumers wellbeing. For such reasons the interesting part here is their game strategy while intermediating either information or services.
Do you use substances or engage in compulsive activities to regulate your mood? Do you reach for something sweet, a couple of drinks, or a pack of cigarettes after a difficult day because you can´t unwind without them? Do you race to the stores to spend away the day´s frustrations or run around in circles taking more time to get less done? If these self-defeating habits sound familiar, Emotional Sobriety will shed light on why and how these coping mechanisms threaten your health and impact resilience. When we manage the stresses of the day by turning to outside ´mood managers´ such as food, sex, work, shopping, gambling, drugs, and alcohol rather than healthier forms of ´self-soothing,´ it is because we lack emotional sobriety - the state of processing our thoughts efficiently to bring our emotions into balance, says best-selling author and renowned addictions psychologist Tian Dayton, Ph.D. In her latest book, Emotional Sobriety, Dr. Dayton shares compelling, honest tales of her life experiences and case studies of those she has counseled. Illustrating that emotional sobriety is a mind/body phenomenon, Dr. Dayton includes ideas on how to attain emotional literacy - the skill of translating feelings into words so that we can use our thought processes to understand and bring our emotions into balance - and how to calm the limbic system so that we can actually experience what we´re feeling. The limbic system processes our emotions and governs our mood, appetite, and sleep cycles. Repeated painful experiences, in childhood or adulthood, over which we have no ability or sense of control or escape can over sensitize us to stress and deregulate our limbic system. Dr. Dayton shows you through concrete examples how to bring your emotions and thoughts into balance and learn healthy ways of ´self-soothing´ to relieve symptoms of depression, anxiety, rage, and the desire to self-medicate. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Elizabeth Hanley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010990de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.