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📒Life Principles ✍ Bruce D. Weinstein
✏Life Principles Book Summary : Ethical dilemmas, both large and small, come at us everyday. Nationally known ethics expert Bruce Weinstein's five deceptively simple principles of ethics can guide you in making decisions that affect your relationships, your career, and your quality of life.
📒Feeling Good By Doing Good ✍ Christopher Mruk
✏Feeling Good by Doing Good Book Summary : Recent years have seen a surprising shift concerning the concept of self-esteem, with some researchers attacking the notion of self-esteem as being of little value or too difficult to study. Educators emphasized self-esteem's importance in schools to the extent that sometimes it became more important than academic performance. And a parade of overly-simple and ineffective self-help books promote the importance of self-esteem but seldom deliver real change. Coming to the defense of self-esteem as a valuable and measurable component of good mental health, Feeling Good by Doing Good offers a new evidence-based approach to defining, understanding, and increasing what is known as "authentic self-esteem." Translating decades of research in the fields of self-esteem, humanistic psychology, positive psychology, and psychotherapy into everyday terms, Christopher Mruk traces the definition of self-esteem back to when it was first used to describe the value of "doing that which is both just and right." Seen this way, self-esteem is not just feeling good about oneself - rather, it comes from facing life's challenges in ways that demonstrate one's competence and worth as a person. This approach to self-esteem offers several new and powerful advantages, namely understanding different types of self-esteem, clarifying the connection between self-esteem and self-control, appreciating how self-esteem operates in various domains of life such as work or relationships, realizing that self-esteem acts as an internal compass to help steer us in healthier directions, and recognizing the connection between authentic self-esteem and basic human values. Featuring clinical and everyday vignettes, practical exercises aimed at enhancing personal as well as interpersonal well-being, and thought-provoking self-assessments for the reader, Feeling Good by Doing Good is a unique resource that will be of interest to mental health professionals, their clients, and laypersons alike interested in substance over platitudes and feel-good solutions.
✏Release Date : 2013
✏Pages : 920
✏ISBN : OCLC:865016526
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
✏Looking Good Feeling Good Doing Good Exploring Aesthetic Affective Subjective and Symbolic Dimensions of Women s Clothing Consumption in Relation to Environmental and Social Sustainability Book Summary : This interdisciplinary project examines individual clothing experiences situated in social-ecological webs of practice. I analyze issues in apparel consumption (e.g. acquisition, use, maintenance, disposal) as they relate to (e.g. hinder, facilitate, are irrelevant to) environmental and social sustainability. The framework developed offers a systems perspective grounded in in-depth interviews with nineteen women in the Midwest; material culture analysis of garments; and fieldwork in homes (e.g. wardrobes, laundering spaces). Three core issues framed women's clothing experiences: (1) negotiating multi-sensory experiences with personal and social tastes; (2) balancing goals of quality, deals, and convenience; and (3) perceiving garment stories as distant or intertwined with personal experiences. I explore themes of appearance and identity, context and habits, and trivialization and domesticization of clothing. Through these frames, four strands of embodied experience emerge: * Multi-sensory aesthetic pleasures * Affective experiences * Subjective understandings * Socially-situated symbolic meanings These are pivotal intimate dimensions of experience and, thus, potential sites of intervention. This dissertation contributes to sustainability initiatives by providing a model that visualizes embodied aesthetic, affective, subjective, and symbolic dimensions of individually-scaled clothing practices as critical factors that reciprocally constitute each other and systems structures. My Web of Practice model allows us to zoom in and out between macro and micro contexts to show where sustainability initiatives can occur. Initiatives attending to (e.g. recognizing, respecting, redirecting, reinforcing) strands of meaning along thematic issues can help craft ethical, ecological, meaningful, and engaging clothing practices. Stakeholders (e.g. individuals, apparel industry professionals, cultural mediators, educators, policymakers) and opportunities exist across systems levels: * All stakeholders working to reshape norms * Individuals engaging in environmentally, socially sensitive behaviors that support wellbeing * Apparel industry designing for meaningful, mindful engagement with clothing * All stakeholders advocating for technological, educational, economic, or legislative infrastructure on family, community, or international scales that enable sustainable practices * All stakeholders working to make visible interdependencies In addition to access points listed, I suggest that creating dialogue across disciplines (e.g. sustainable design, embodiment theory, human ecology) and focusing on meaning and connections (e.g. material culture, aesthetics, feminist care ethics) can help build sustainable clothing systems.
📒The Healing Power Of Doing Good ✍ Allan Luks
✏The Healing Power of Doing Good Book Summary : Conventional wisdom has always held that when we help others, some of the good we do flows back to us. That satisfaction has always been thought to be largely emotional—feeling good when you do good. Now important, widely discussed research shows that helping others regularly produces significant health benefits as well—in fact, it has effects similar to those many of us experience when we exercise. It is almost impossible to read this book without wanting to do good. Both for those who are already volunteering and for those who are considering it, this valuable personal guide tells you how to choose an activity that’s right for you, how to maximize the health benefits, and how to overcome the main obstacle to getting started: lack of time. The Healing Power of Doing Good reaffirms and explains that when we care for others we care for ourselves. It is an important book for those suffering from chronic health problems as well as the health conscious, anyone interested in how our mind affects our body, and people in the helping professions. And it reminds us that never has there been such a need for caring as there is today.
📒Doing Good ✍ Jeffrey A. Kottler
✏Doing Good Book Summary : This text is intended to inspire people to make a difference in their work. Told through the experiences of those who "do good" as a vocation, it reflects the realities of helping others through those who are successful and flourishing in their work. Focused on helping beginners to feel good about their commitment to service, it is thus appropriate as a text in both under-graduate and graduate courses in counselling, human services, social work, education, and similar survey courses. It is also of use to both professionals and those involved in volunteer helping efforts.
📒Doing Good By Doing Good ✍ Peter Baines
✏Doing Good By Doing Good Book Summary : Bring the heart of your company into the community with effective CSR Doing Good by Doing Good shows companies how to improve the bottom line by implementing an engaging, authentic, and business-enhancing program that helps staff and business thrive. International CSR consultant Peter Baines draws upon lessons learnt from the challenges faced in his career as a police officer, forensic investigator, and founder of Hands Across the Water to describe the Australian CSR landscape, and the factors that make up a program that benefits everyone involved. Case studies illustrate the real effect of CSR on both business and society, with clear guidance toward maximizing involvement, engaging all employees, and improving the bottom line. The case studies draw out the companies that are focusing on creating shared value in meeting the challenges of society whilst at the same time bringing strong economic returns. Consumers are now expecting that big businesses with ever-increasing profits give back to the community from which those profits arise. At the same time, shareholders are demanding their share and are happy to see dividends soar. Getting this right is a balancing act, and Doing Good by Doing Good helps companies delineate a plan of action for getting it done. Readers will: Define an effective CSR strategy that promotes better business and makes a real impact Understand the current landscape to evaluate the CSR options that are right for your company Understand why corporate philanthropy is no longer enough Identify the hard and soft key performance indicators that help keep your program on track Gain an understanding of the concept of shared value and the importance to business Gain insight into each step of the CSR process, from interest, to information, to implementation The concept of CSR is not new, but traditional "payroll deductions" and "volunteer days" are out-dated and grossly ineffective. Today, companies are building simple, well-constructed programs that are changing business and changing lives on a much grander scale. Doing Good by Doing Good provides a fool proof strategy for CSR planning, with value to the company, employees, and community at large.
📒Doing Good Well ✍ Willie Cheng
✏Doing Good Well Book Summary : Why does a deserving charity struggle to make ends meet while another which squanders money, thrive? Because there is a structural disconnect between revenue and expenses in the nonprofit world. Is continuous growth the hallmark of a successful charity? No, it’s just the opposite – the ultimate aim of a charity is to be extinct. Would you use volunteers if it actually cost more than hiring paid skilled staff? Yes, if engagement with the community is crucial. Call these examples, ironies, paradoxes or simply insights into why the charity sector is what it is. Doing Good Well is a thinking man’s guide to the nonprofit world. It is replete with nonprofit paradigms. It provides a different twist to what one might regard as straightforward notions such as mission, staff compensation, governance and corporate social responsibility. And it surprises and challenges even as it seeks to explain charity-specific issues such as charitableness, bridging the rich/poor divide, informed giving and social entrepreneurship. And as he deconstructs existing paradigms, Willie Cheng creates new ones. Through an easy writing style, hearty anecdotes and thought-provoking perspectives, Cheng engages the readers with a strategic review of not just the status quo but also the enormous potential in the nonprofit world. The theme of the book is change. Inasmuch as charities are about changing society for the better, this book seeks to set the stage for interesting introspection. Whether you are a volunteer, business executive, nonprofit worker, governor or regulator, it’s time to start asking the questions that would help the charity sector itself change for the better. In Cheng’s words, charity is no longer simply about "Just Doing Good" but "Doing Good Well."
📒Making Sense Making Worlds ✍ Nicholas Onuf
✏Making Sense Making Worlds Book Summary : Nicholas Onuf is a leading scholar in international relations and introduced constructivism to international relations, coining the term constructivism in his book World of Our Making (1989). He was featured as one of twelve scholars featured in Iver B. Neumann and Ole Wæver, eds., The Future of International Relations: Masters in the Making? (1996); and featured in Martin Griffiths, Steven C. Roach and M. Scott Solomon, Fifty Key Thinkers in International Relations, 2nd ed. (2009). This powerful collection of essays clarifies Onuf’s approach to international relations and makes a decisive contribution to the debates in IR concerning theory. It embeds the theoretical project in the wider horizon of how we understand ourselves and the world. Onuf updates earlier themes and his general constructivist approach, and develops some newer lines of research, such as the work on metaphors and the re-grounding in much more Aristotle than before. A complement to the author’s groundbreaking book of 1989, World of Our Making, this tightly argued book draws extensively from philosophy and social theory to advance constructivism in International Relations. Making Sense, Making Worlds will be vital reading for students and scholars of international relations, international relations theory, social theory and law.
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📒Giving Well Doing Good ✍ Amy A. Kass
✏Giving Well Doing Good Book Summary : A wide-ranging anthology on the goals of philanthropic gift giving