Body, Mind, & Spirit Books

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Loneliness For Dummies

Combat the rising epidemic of loneliness with trustworthy information and advice Loneliness for Dummies helps readers understand loneliness and how to take steps to overcome this unwanted feeling. At some point in life, loneliness affects everyone. It can be triggered by unusual situations and events like children leaving home, losing a loved one, working remotely, moving, divorce, or retirement. It can also occur seemingly without reason. Thanks to this book, you don’t have to be afraid of being lonely. Loneliness For Dummies explains that loneliness is a natural reaction that signals us to make a change. You’ll learn the signs to look out for to assess loneliness, why people feel lonely, and most importantly, step-by-step actions you can take to reduce your feelings of loneliness. Read case studies of people who have felt lonely to see how they overcame loneliness. This book includes a simple scale to help you measure how lonely you feel, so you can identify which changes to make and assess your progress. Learn why people feel lonely, including the situations that trigger loneliness and what this uncomfortable feeling means Discover the signs of loneliness so you can recognize it in others and step in to help Complete a questionnaire to gauge your own loneliness and identify steps you can take to feel less lonely Make changes to your lifestyle that will lead to greater satisfaction in the long runThis is the perfect Dummies guide for anyone who is currently feeling adrift without social connections and wants to make a change. Organizations looking for a reference for students or outreach professionals will also appreciate Loneliness For Dummies.

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Gut Health For Dummies

Combat digestive symptoms and get trustworthy information to keep yourself healthy from the inside out Gut Health For Dummies can help you restore and optimize your gut and its microbes, for better health day to day. Clear away the confusion and debunk the unscientific information found on social media with this essential guide. You’ll learn what makes the gut so important and how it influences the rest of your body, including your brain. Figure out how to manage digestive disorders and gut symptoms, confidently navigate the world of probiotics and other gut health supplements, and find inspiration for the diet and lifestyle changes that will support your health for years to come. This jargon-free Dummies guide will set you on the right path, giving you tips for adopting healthy habits, healing your gut biome, and being proactive for wellbeing and longevity. Learn how the gut works and explore what may be causing your digestive symptoms Combat IBS and other gut disorders with the latest science Steer clear of myths, scams, and misinformation—discover what actually works Be proactive in managing your gut health to ensure robust health and wellbeing at every ageFor those who currently experience gastrointestinal symptoms, and anyone interested in learning about evidence-based ways to optimize gut health, Gut Health For Dummies is the right choice.

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Neurodiversity For Dummies

A quick and easy way to understand neurodiversity as written by neurodivergent people and our families Neurodiversity For Dummies is your essential guide in understanding neurodivergent conditions like autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and more. This quick and easy guide is perfect for anyone needing to know more about neurodiversity. And that’s all of us—because recent estimates say that 15-20% of the world’s population have some form of neurodivergence. Your life is filled with neurodivergent people that you know and love, whether you realize it yet or not. It’s time to learn to support and include the neurodivergent among us, and to understand how neurodiversity impacts society and the workplace. This is for the neurodivergent person wanting to thrive in life, for parents and caregivers seeking success for their child, and for teachers who are working to make a difference in their students’ lives. Filled with practical advice, Neurodiversity for Dummies also provides a helping hand to service providers, assistance for workplace managers and colleagues, and understanding for family members and friends. Imagine a world where we all understood ourselves better and appreciated more deeply the differences in others. No matter how your own brain thinks, Neurodiversity for Dummies is for you. Check out this jargon-free introduction for an essential overview. Explore the Spectrum of Neurodiversity: Understand in plain language the world of autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and other neurodivergent conditions. Unlock Hidden Talents: Move yourself beyond common myths and misconceptions to discover how neurodiversity actually works. Learn how neurodiversity has always been with us, why society needs neurodivergent traits, and how neurodiversity can be a wellspring of innovation, creativity, and out-of-the-box thinking. Discover Yourself: Whether you are a neurodivergent person or not, learn how to understand your own normalcy, advocate for your needs, and build meaningful connections with those who think and experience the world differently than you. Change the World Around You: Be empowered through simple steps you can take to create inclusive environments for neurodivergent individuals in your school or workplace. Uncover proven strategies that cultivate a culture of acceptance and respect, where the unique perspectives of all individuals are valued and celebrated. We believe in providing parents with better supports, empowering individuals with information, and shaping a world where we are all seen and understood. With an author team composed of neurodivergent individuals and parents writing together, Neurodiversity for Dummies is an example of the power of neurodiversity when put into action. It’s why we wrote this for you. Don’t miss your chance to embark on this transformative journey. Order your copy of Neurodiversity for Dummies now to better understand yourself and others, and to join the movement that is revolutionizing how we understand and support the diversity of the human mind.

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Living Your Best Life After 50 All-in-One For Dummies

Get inspired — and prepared — for your best life at 50+ Living Your Best Life after 50 All-in-One For Dummies is your guide as you explore new opportunities and make the most of your fifties and the decades that follow. Find a new job, travel for weeks or months at a time, boost your health with yoga routines, take up pickleball—whatever it is you want to do, this book will inspire you to improve your life and show you how to get there. You’ll also find timely information about planning and budgeting for retirement, withdrawing money from IRAs and 401(k)s, and taking Social Security. With this fun- and information-packed Dummies resource, you can look forward to your future with enthusiasm and purpose. Change jobs, move up in your career, or get ready for retirement Get tips for travel, living like a nomad, cooking after the kids leave home, downsizing, and other handy topics for this time of your life Stay in tip-top shape with fun activities like yoga and pickleball Get your finances in order and make sure you can live the life you want on Social Security and retirement income This book is a great choice for readers looking to make the second half of life the best half.

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Stoicism For Dummies

The philosophy that will help you become more resilient in the face of life’s challenges Stoicism For Dummies will teach you the basic principles of stoic philosophy and show you how it can help you navigate the ups and downs of life. We all face challenges and setbacks, and, if we have the right mindset, we can sail through them with ease. This book offers a comprehensive look at Stoic philosophy, uncovering its strengths and attractions and shedding light on its limitations, both in the ancient world where it was developed, and in our world today. Learn how you can apply stoic principles for personal growth and better living, and how you can adapt this philosophical outlook to your unique circumstances. Written in terms anyone can understand, this friendly Dummies guide helps you understand stoicism, and also apply it in your life. Understand the basics of stoic philosophy, including virtues and practices Learn how to keep calm and carry on when life throws you curveballs Apply stoic principles to improve your relationships and quality of life Discover the history of stoicism and how its principles can apply to today’s world This book is great for anyone who wants to learn more about stoicism and its benefits.

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Macro Diet For Dummies

Lose weight, build lean muscle, and boost daily energy levels without giving up your favorite foods. Macro Diet For Dummies teaches you everything you need to know to master the popular meal plan that has helped athletes, celebrities, and people just like you build lean muscle and lose fat for good. On the macro diet, you track macronutrients instead of calories, so you know you’re giving your body the correct balance of daily nutrients to feel energized, strong, and healthy. And the great thing is that, as long as you balance your macros and meet your daily goals, you can eat whatever you want. You'll reach your weight and health goals without feeling deprived of your favorite foods. Macro Diet For Dummies is a jargon-free guide that provides all the tips and tools you need to develop your own macro-based dietary plan and maintain it for life. Learn to find the best macro balance for you and prep delicious and satisfying meals that will help you get where you want to be. Read about macronutrients and why they’re so important for weight loss, better body composition, and optimal health Learn how to determine the macro balance that works best for your body and how to calculate the precise amount of carbs, protein, and fat that you need each day Use free tracking tools to monitor your daily intake and keep your program going strong Get 30+ delicious recipes that will put you on the path to macro success Thanks to this easy-to-follow Dummies guide, you can lose weight, make your fitness goals easier to reach, and lead a healthier life.

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Calisthenics For Dummies

Get strong and stay healthy with workouts you can do at home Calisthenics For Dummies will teach you how to become stronger and leaner, have more energy and less stress, and live longer, all while enjoying an exercise program that saves you time and money. With calisthenics and bodyweight exercise, you don’t need any equipment—just a little space and the knowledge to train comprehensively. This book teaches you the basics, with workouts covering all the muscle groups and important advice on how to stay injury-free. You’ll find suggestions for multi-week programs that you can ease into, taking the intimidation out of working out. Get motivated and get moving right away with this simple Dummies guide. Get lean, lose weight, and build strength Add an easy, quick workout routine to your self-care strategy Exercise anywhere, any time—no gym membership or equipment needed Improve your coordination, balance, and joint health This is book is great for anyone looking for a workout that they can do anytime and anywhere, without having to spend a fortune on equipment. Calisthenics For Dummies will give you the power to improve your health and stay fit.

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Perimenopause For Dummies

Get to know perimenopause and manage troublesome symptoms Perimenopause For Dummies is a practical and comprehensive guide to the emotional, mental, and physical changes that begin to happen as you approach menopause. Demystify the connection between hormones and aging and make informed choices about how to deal with symptoms like weight gain, hot flashes, depression, mood swings, and insomnia. You’ll learn about natural remedies and medical interventions that can ease the transition between fertility and menopause. Most importantly, you’ll know what to expect, so the changes happening in your body won’t take you by surprise. This Dummies guide is like a trusted friend who can guide you through your life’s next chapter. Learn what perimenopause is and identify the most common symptoms Understand how perimenopause can affect your body, emotions, and libido Ease symptoms with hormonal solutions, diet, and exercise Discover ways of supporting yourself or your loved ones through perimenopausePerimenopause For Dummies offers clear, compassionate answers for anyone who is currently experiencing perimenopause or who is ready to learn more about it.

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COVID-19 For Dummies

Everything you need to know about the disease, the pandemic, and the future of COVID-19 COVID-19 For Dummies gives you reliable, up-to-date information on what COVID-19 is, how it spreads, how it can be treated, and how to manage long COVID. What is a coronavirus? What is a variant? What should we be doing to protect ourselves and our families from COVID-19 infection? This jargon-free guide answers all your basic questions. You’ll also learn the fundamentals of immunology, how vaccines work, and the types of vaccines used for COVID, as well as what we can do to protect ourselves from this ongoing spread. Expert author Edward K. Chapnick explains who is at the greatest risk and what treatments are available, so you can be confident that you have the knowledge you need to stay safe and healthy. With this guide: Gain the knowledge to protect yourself and your loved ones from COVID-19 Understand what vaccines are used for COVID and how they work Learn how to recognize and manage the symptoms of long COVID Discover how viruses spread, mutate, and cause illness Be informed about which treatments work—and which do not COVID-19 For Dummies is a quick crash course for people with COVID-19 and long COVID who want to learn more about how to treat and manage their symptoms. Anyone who wants to know more about this new disease — without wading through all the misinformation — will appreciate this trustworthy Dummies guide.

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Self-Defense For Dummies

Get street-smart. Unleash your inner warrior. Forget everything you thought you knew about self-defense. Those graceful martial arts moves that are so effective in the movies are likely to get you killed on the street. In fight-or-flight mode, you won’t have the calm thinking and fine motor skills to execute them. You need a simpler approach with a few fundamental moves that are easy to remember and perform yet devastating to an attacker. The solution? Self-Defense For Dummies, your guide to avoiding attacks, neutralizing attackers, and protecting yourself and your loved ones. In this book, you discover a self-defense system that works in the real world, where armed criminals target the most vulnerable and don’t fight fair. Discover strategies to make yourself a hard target, as opposed to an easy one Heighten your awareness of your surroundings and potential threats Sharpen your self-defense instincts and respond proactively to impending danger Master hand-to-hand combat basics and defend against grabs and holds Learn how to use weapons and defend against them

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