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'By The Book' Podcast Is Taking On The World Of Self-Help Books, One Experiment At A Time

'By The Book' Podcast Is Taking On The World Of Self-Help Books, One Experiment At A Time

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If you’ve ever wandered through the self-help section of your local bookstore, it probably didn’t take you long to realize that if you’ve got a problem, there’s a book for it. Several books, in fact, all claiming to be the latest and the greatest, the most results-yielding and the quickest success, Oprah-rated and Gwyneth Paltrow-endorsed, and so on and so forth, ad infinitum. If you found yourself wishing there were a simple way to narrow down your self-help book prospects (dare I say, maybe even someone to test-drive a title or two for you?) then there's a new podcast you've got to check out.It’s called By The Book — a self-described “half reality show, half self-help podcast, and one wild social experiment” hosted by comedian Jolenta Greenberg and self-help book skeptic Kristen Meinz

Oprah Jump-Started The Self-Help Movement. Here's How

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Amid decades of false rumors that she was carrying on a romantic relationship with her best friend, Gayle King, Oprah's friendship with King has been an inspiration to women everywhere as they've publicly supported each other's careers and personal lives with unwavering loyalty. While reflecting on a career change, Oprah notes, "Gayle was the only one who said 'I think you can do it!'"But her support of other women goes far beyond her friendship with King. In an astounding Golden Globes speech earlier this month, Oprah made her feelings on women's rights known to a captivated, tearful audience. "I've interviewed and portrayed people who've withstood some of the ugliest things life can throw at you, but the one quality all of them seem to share is an ability to maintain hope for a bright...
Self-help group booked for 'under-supplying food' to tribal women and children in Raigad

Self-help group booked for 'under-supplying food' to tribal women and children in Raigad

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Written by Srinath Rao | Mumbai | Published: January 29, 2018 3:38 am As per Sakhare’s estimates, as also of the police, the group was supplying only 60 per cent of the ration it was contracted by the government to supply since May 2016 (Source: Google Maps)A women’s self-help group is being investigated in Raigad district for allegedly under-supplying nutritious food meant for 6,000 tribal women and children. The scam, say locals, is defeating efforts at tackling maternal and infant malnutrition in Khalapur taluka and has caused an estimated loss of at least Rs 65 lakh to the state exchequer, according to police estimates. The alleged activities of the Adarsh self-help group in Khalapur taluka, 70 kilometres away from Mumbai, came to light afte

Why I'm Giving Up Self-Help In 2018

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After landing in an astonishingly uninspired place in my life but knowing deep down that I was meant for something different, I came to terms with the fact that this "self-help determination" was actually "self-help infatuation." But what was I to do? With a diminished sense of self and an over-reliance on the teachings of others, where do you begin? Not by buying a new book, that’s for sure.I started to look to the areas of my life where I didn’t feel fearful, where trust was my default setting. And I'll be real with you, those areas were few and far between, but they existed. I began to notice where and when I felt safe to be myself and to trust myself. I looked for evidence that when I listened to my own internal guidance, I could be successful, loved, and accepted. That evidence sta
Self-help Groups: Jan. 26, 2018

Self-help Groups: Jan. 26, 2018

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<!---->Al-Anon (Astoria) — 7 p.m. Tuesday, Peace Lutheran Church, 565 12th St.; 12 p.m. Wednesday, First United Methodist Church, 1076 Franklin Ave. For information, call 503-325-1087; 7 p.m. Thursday, Crossroads Community Church, 40618 Old Highway 30, Svensen. For information, call 503-458-6467.Al-Anon (Clatskanie) — 7 p.m. Monday, Faith Lutheran Church, 1010 N.E. Fifth St., Clatskanie. For information, call 503-728-3351.Al-Anon (Nehalem) — 7 p.m. Monday, Riverbend Room, North County Recreation District, 36155 Ninth St. For information, call 503-368-8255.Al-Anon (Seaside) — 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Seaside Public Library, 1131 Broadway, call 503-810-5196 for information. Al-Anon (Tillamook) — 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, St. Albans Episcopal Church, 2102 Sixth St., call 503-842-5094 for infor
Got 2 chronic diseases? These self-help books can help you overcome anxiety; plus, a scary movie release

Got 2 chronic diseases? These self-help books can help you overcome anxiety; plus, a scary movie release

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These new self-help books may interest and help some readers, and a scary revenge thriller from MVD Entertainment wraps things up.‘This Is Your Brain on Anxiety,’ Faith G. Harper Ph.D. (Microcosm Publishing,☆☆☆1/2) A person with two chronic diseases would be crazy not to occasionally be anxious, as stated below; but the anxiety shouldn’t be a chronic condition. The deep-breathing, stretching and other exercises detailed in this book can be helpful to almost anyone. Read the review below to describe even more serious life-and-death situations.‘How Not To Kill Yourself: A Survival Guide for Imaginative Pessimists,” Set Sytes and Faith G. Harper (Microcosm Publishing, ☆☆☆☆)These two installments of the “5 Minute Therapy Series” (Microcosm No. 205 and No. 267) approach similar problems from
Matt Lauer 'texted Billy Bush for self-help book recommendations after he was fired from Today'

Matt Lauer 'texted Billy Bush for self-help book recommendations after he was fired from Today'

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Billy Bush revealed in an interview on Wednesday that Matt Lauer reached out to him after he was fired, asking for self-help book recommendationsLauer was fired from the Today show in November for sexual misconduct A little less than a year before that, Bush himself was fired from the show after the P***ygate scandal He says Lauer claimed to have fought for him to stay on the show By Ashley Collman For Dailymail.comPublished: 15:46 GMT, 24 January 2018 | Updated: 16:42 GMT, 24 January 2018 Billy Bush says Matt Lauer reached out to him after he was fired from the Today show for sexual misconduct in November. 'He texted me and asked about self-help books I've been reading,' Bush told People magazine in an interview published Wednesday. Bush was fired a litt...
Self-help groups bolster rural women in southern Philippines

Self-help groups bolster rural women in southern Philippines

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Among a gathering of 17 other women, Lielanie Malinao shared how her life changed after becoming a facilitator of self-help groups in the province of Sarangani on the southernmost tip of the Philippine island of Mindanao.She used to depend on just her monthly salary of 200 pesos (US$4) as a government dental health worker. But the initial group she joined taught her the importance of saving money, budgeting and other life skills. She now facilitates seven groups."Before, I had no real direction in life — I didn't plan things," she said. "I learned how to set goals and focus on meeting that goal."Rural women like Malinao in the southern Philippines gain self-confidence, financial independence and friendships through self-help groups initiated by the Hesed Foundation of the Notre Dame Sis
Desiree Nazarian of Selfhelp

Desiree Nazarian of Selfhelp

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In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, Tablet’s podcast, Unorthodox, spoke with Sandy Myers and Desiree Nazarian of Selfhelp, a New York based non-profit dedicated to “maintaining the independence and dignity of seniors and at risk population through a range or housing, home health care, and social services.” The organization was founded in 1936 under the name “Selfhelp for German Refugees” by a group of recently arrived German refugees in New York, with the mission of offering support to others who had been forced to flee. Providing services to survivors continues to be at the forefront of Selfhelp’s mission.<!-- -->Who is eligible for services? And how is a survivor defined? Beyond those who survived concentration camps, the term survivor e