Monthly Archives: February 2014

Self-help Books Aren’t All Bunk: How Stephen Covey Helped Me

Self-help books can be a fruitful read, Amanda Enayati says, if you know what to look for.

They resonated because it was 1979, and I was fleeing a revolution. Suddenly I had no country and no home. Overnight, life had become unfathomably difficult. An Iranian child refugee now living in America, I was a stranger in a strange new land. Now I’d fixated on some stranger’s copy of “The Road Less Traveled,” M.

Self Help Graphics & Art draws up big 40th-anniversary plans

Sundance exec hopes to turn Arizona dude ranch into artists

I think it’s an exciting position,” said Gallardo, an East L.A. native who previously worked with LACMA Director Michael Govan when he ran the Dia Art Foundation in New York. She’s also a flamenco dancer. “I can’t paint or draw for a lick, but I know that feeling of the creative process,” Gallardo said with a laugh. Comparing Self Help to a band of Silicon Valley garage entrepreneurs may raise eyebrows, but it suggests the ambitious vision of Gallardo and her board of directors. While keeping faith with its Latino roots, Self Help is seeking to broaden its identity to reflect the city’s evolving demographics. While preserving its artistic origins as a print-making and art-production center, Self Help also aims to branch into creative technologies directed at a generation that lives on hand-held devices and gravitates more toward conceptual art, performance art, digital graphic design and sticker and skateboard art than it does to serigraphs.

Little Dixie ground breaking

26, 2014 @ 12:00 pm LONE GROVE Social News Leah Smith and her daughter, Cheyenne were very happy Tuesday to begin the construction process on their Little Dixie Self-Help Home on Brock Road. The mother/daughter duo has been waiting for almost a year to get to ground breaking point are anxious to do their part of the construction to complete their new home. Two members of the Ardmore Little Dixie Self-Help Housing staff have worked to help the family. Lindsey Armstrong guided Smith through the initial process and the homebuyer education class. Armstrong will also take care of all of the financial processing of payments for materials and labor on the home. Linda Martin processed the application paperwork needed to get certification, help the homeowner find buildable land, and provided a complete development plan for funding through USDA Rural Development.


4 Points To Remember When Writing A Self-help Book

But its important you approach the task in the right manner. Writing and submitting a self-help book requires research, time, and making the effort to get it right. Relay the message: Stay on topic. Theres nothing worse than reading a book that starts with a bang, then dribbles off into a bunch of nonsense. Stay focused on your message from the first page to the last. Creating an outline is a smart way to keep your self-help book on target. Even before you start writing, make a list of what you hope to cover in each section or chapter of the book. This will help organize your research and serve as a guideline when setting your personal deadlines for completion. Tip: Keep your writing goals specific; rather than saying you hope to be done with 80% of the book by May, aim to complete Sections X,Y, or Z by a certain date.

Can you afford self-help?


We all do want to be better people: whether it is a better worker, spouse, friend or just generally a better person. But instead of waiting for someone else to make us richer; train us or simply bestow a miracle; some feel it better to take matters into their own hands. Thats where the self-help industry comes in. Self-help refers to everything: books, audiobooks, seminars and even personal coaching. It can also cover a wide range of topics from the trivial motivational literature for a bad day to the not-so-trivial self-medicating for illnesses; be it mental or physical.

Psychotherapy And Self-help For Bipolar Disorder

Education of family members or significant others can help them better manage the patient at home and ensure medication compliance. Followup care for someone with bipolar disorder is imperative. Whether this takes the form of regular group therapy sessions, case management, medication appointments, or the like, touching base with a professional will help a person to remain compliant in taking their medication as directed. Discharge planning should take these factors into account; failure of a person to appear for the next scheduled appointment can be an ominous sign. Unfortunately, many such individuals easily fall between the cracks in the mental health system because followup is either not conducted or not conducted in a timely manner. This is especially true when the client is moving from an inpatient or day-treatment program to an outpatient program.

4 Points To Remember When Writing A Self-Help Book

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Self-help digs miners BHP and Rio Tinto out of a hole

Whats next? Writing a self-help book! PSI Seminars These books typically sell well in stores, making them a favorite of literary agents. But its important you approach the task in the right manner. Writing and submitting a self-help book requires research, time, and making the effort to get it right. Relay the message: Stay on topic. Theres nothing worse than reading a book that starts with a bang, then dribbles off into a bunch of nonsense.

Fluid Branding Kicks Off New Promotional Products Year By Attending Major Trade Shows

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. LONDON, February 20, 2014 — /PRNewswire/ — Fluid Branding have kick started the promotional products year by attending a selection of major trade shows across the world. (Logo: ) On January 7, 2014, members of the team headed out to Germany for the PSI Trade Show – the largest trade fair for the promotional products industry in Europe. This leading show, which takes place in Dusseldorf, is an essential platform that brings together suppliers and distributors, showcasing the latest trends and innovations for the coming business year. As well as new promotional products making their entrance onto the scene, there are many classics that continue to provide the foundations and backbone to the selection available. PSI Director, Michael Freter, explains: ‘Be it a completely new product or a reimagined classic: The promotional products world reinvents itself anew each year at PSI, which sustains the entire sector.’ Never has there been such an exciting time to be forward thinking in the realms of promotional merchandise. Especially in light of recent studies, as the UK Promotional Merchandise Market reported a significant growth of 8.6% in 2013. Subsequently, recent press reports have stated that’s the UK advertising market is set to have its best year since the pre-recession days of 2008. Freter goes on to announce that there is a ‘renewed expectation of significant upward momentum in the sector.’ Fluid Branding are feeling equally enthusiastic and excited about 2014, affirming that: ‘We will be adding unique products to our range and will continue to offer originality to our clients.’ With this in mind, Fluid Branding have worked on gaining as much inspiration as possible and set off on another adventure on January 11 – 15, to Las Vegas, USA, for the prestigious PPAI Expo.

RM&PSI announces dates for 2010 national risk management seminar

The conference will take place April 26-27, 2010 at the Hotel 1000 in Seattle. This year’s focus, “The Human Aspects of Health Care: Tools for Moving into the Future,” will help providers address the “human factors” that occur in a health care environment, including information and strategies to: Implement a culture of patient-centered quality and safety Manage the human issues related to electronic medical records Identify and address “burnout” in health care providers Foster a positive work environment Employ practical leadership principles for an emerging era in health care that demands value and excellence “The Risk Management and Patient Safety Institute is excited to offer another national seminar that addresses the topics most relevant to today’s health care providers and risk managers,” said Karol Wareck-Russ, group vice president of the RM&PSI. “Over the years, we’ve started implementing new, more effective processes and procedures, but the human aspect remains the ultimate variable. We hope to address the topics that help our providers better manage the human condition and improve how people interact within the systems we’ve put in place.” The deadline for the fall conference registration is March 17, 2010, with an early registration discount before Feb. 26, 2010. Additional conference and registration information can be obtained by visiting the institute’s Web site,

PSI and Meritor: Keeping tire pressure up

Then there are tread punctures and sidewall damage that release yet more air over time. Besides brewing a recipe for road gators, he pointed out that under inflation eventually leads to irregular tire wear and that to premature removal of tires. Tire punctures also increase with under-inflated tires and a longer footprint results as the rubber becomes hotter and softer. According to Sonzala, under inflation leads to more than flat tires and road calls. But automatic tire inflation, he stressed, can increase tire life; maximize casing life; reduce on-road expenses and downtime; cut overall fuel expense; and help increase safety. Al Cohn, PSIs director of new market development & engineering support, spoke to fuel economy, explaining that theres a 5:1 ratio for tire pounds per square inch to miles per gallon. The lengthening of the tires footprint due to under inflation, he stated, has a substantial impact on fuel economy. He related that a study conducted by PSI revealed these fuel-economy factors to consider: The specific tire make and model can have a significant impact on rolling resistance and thus how greatly the tire may contribute to fuel efficiency There is a direct correlation between the size of a tires footprint and rolling resistance Under-inflation has a significant negative effect on fuel economy for both new and retreaded tires. Cohn also pointed out that tire inflation plays a role in securing good CSA scores and with that in mind, fleets should be aware that some tire gauges can be off by 15 PSI +/- and therefore certified dial gauges, which typically vary +/- 1 PSI, are preferred. During a tour of the PSI manufacturing plant here, executives stepped back at each assembly-line station to allow PSI line managers to explain in their own words the given process they were responsible for and the numerous quality checks that were built into each step along the way.

What Every Leader Must Know About Personal Development

A Seven Stage Personal Growth Plan

The secret to the amazing businesssuccess of Trappist monks is not that they have managed to establish the mythical healthy balance between their personal and professional lives. The secret is that their personal, organizational, and business lives are all subsets of their one, high, overarching mission- becoming the best human beings they can possibly be. Business success for the monks is merely the by-product and trailing indicator of living for a higher purpose. Trappist business success is living proof that when we seek first the kingdom of personal development everything else will take care of itself. And this is true of our personal lives as well.

Reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of each relationship. Week Sixteen Practice generosity. Being generous benefits the recipient of generosity and the giver. Being generous to others is an easy way to become happier. Week Seventeen Set personal boundaries. It’s important to not only identify personal boundaries but to learn how to communicate these to others.

Personal Development Program Building Awareness

Cultivation and enhancement continues, but at a subconscious level, allowing one to appreciate the joy and fulfillment of daily life. Growth continues, but is natural, subconscious, and automatic. Stage Seven – Legacy During this stage a person builds a legacy to be left behind at death. Vision and purpose are clear and are reflected in daily life. Conscious effort is devoted to legacy development and clarification. During this stage one often prepares a material legacy to be left to family and friends. This is also a time to solidify the non-material legacy, perhaps with memoirs, private letters to loved ones, or published books and articles. Customizing a Personal Development Plan One can determine their current stage of personal growth through reflection and discussion with friends and family. The options available and supporting growth to the next stage then become clearer, allowing one to make a detailed personal growth plan.

Self-help Groups Taught To Handle Solar Device

Author Douglas Casimiri Pens What Might Be The Most Unique Self-Help Book Ever

From each block, 10 SHG heads are chosen who in turn will be giving training to the members. EDI director Murugiah S, IAS, inspected the entire training along with the district collector Jayashree Muralidharan on Monday. Murugiah posed several questions to the trainees. The top officials wanted the SHGs to benefit from the scheme, which would help them to boost their income. The SHG members were thrilled to learn about the devices. “Seeing a light burn brightly for several hours with solar power is really special. Learning the technology has given me the confidence in selling the product to the masses,” said Devi S, a trainee from Anthanallur.

This process is simple and natural. The key to your future may lie in unlocking the past. (Photo: ) The book comes complete with a test at the end of the book, so that a reader can submit it for review, if one desires to become a certified past life regression facilitator. The Author claims everyone has past life memories, even if they don’t believe in reincarnation. Who were you in a Past life? What personally traits did you bring forward into your present life? Can’t explain some fears or phobias? Drawn to certain time periods or places? The answers may be found in the far past, in a different lifetime.

Self-help’s School Renovation Named Top Sustainable Real Estate Project

Society: Top self-help youth sport group launches library in Mathare slums

“Often viewed as expensive amenities, well-designed sustainable features actually can have tremendous positive impact in economically disadvantaged areas.” Self-Help’s real estate work focuses on improving vacant and underutilized properties in and around downtowns, and facilitating housing revitalization in urban neighborhoods. To date, Self-Help has invested more than $123 million in real estate development, producing or renovating165 affordable homes and 25 commercial buildings in towns and cities across the state. The Durham school’s renovation maintained over 75% of the existing walls, floors and roofing and recycled 83% of the remaining construction and demolition waste. Energy use is estimated at 30% more efficient than standard projects. The school’s urban location and three acre campus preserves land, and storm water runoff is managed through integrated tree plantings. Raised garden beds, and a vine-planted green wall emphasize the connection with local urban ecosystems. “Self-Help is always looking for new partners,” said Dan Levine, Assistant Director of Real Estate at Self-Help. “We love to have conversations about the viability of possible new projects, whether personal development seminar a school building, an old downtown office building or residential development.” For more information about Self-Help’s Real Estate Development see this link , and contact Dan Levine at or 919-956-4400.

MYSA started establishing new community libraries and study halls in the Mathare and neighboring slum in 2002 in order to provide conducive and safe space for reading, studying, doing homework, sharing knowledge and building friendships. Poverty makes it difficult for many families in the slums to afford even the basic textbooks needed by their children. Other books and reading materials are just too expensive. Moreover, many families share only a single small and congested room which lacks electricity and is too dark for reading even during the day, says the Nairobi-based organization that uses sports and other social activities to keep children and the youth in Nairobi’s slums on the right track. The MYSA libraries and study halls help promote and develop a new reading culture among tens of thousands of youth in the slums.