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Annual Change-maker’s Ball For Self Help Africa Features $100 Cocktail

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In 2010, Self Help Africa’s Business Development Manager, Martha Hourican told Fox Business that SHA tries to get away from the dependency model of assistance and instead offer economic opportunity to the people who need it. In a nut shell, Hourican says, “…we give nothing away for free, if we give a bag of seed to a farmer, we expect two bags back when it comes to harvest time, so we can give it to two more farmers and if we train a farmer we expect him or her to train 10 other farmers.” To support the cause, a fun evening will take place tonight to both raise money and present Ethiopian-born Chef Marcus Samuelsson with the organization’s Spirit of Africa award, a distinction that “honors Africa’s champions.” Chef Samuelsson was the winner of the 2010 season of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters and recently published a memoir entitled “Yes, Chef,” that was later heralded by the New York Times as “one of the great culinary stories of all time.” This evening’s black-tie event will feature dinner, live entertainment, a silent auction and a custom cocktail creation. Every year the Change-Maker’s ball has had a special concoction on offer and at $100 a pop;proceeds will naturally go to support the cause. This year Chef Nils Noren, Vice President, Restaurant Operations for the Marcus Samuelsson Group went to work putting together the recipe and took the time to give us a little bit of insight into the inspiration behind it. “This year I developed The Harlem Apple cocktail as the Change-Makers Cocktail,” Noren says, “I wanted to celebrate the organization and while embracing the time of year, so I was inspired by my favorite fall ingredient, apple. The apple juice combined with the spice of the ginger and coriander really gives the cocktail a light smokiness with citrus notes helping to the stage for a wonderful evening.” (Don’t worry we have the recipe down below.) In actuality, according to Chef Noren this is not the first involvement that the Samuelsson Group has had with Self Help Africa, citing the aligned motivation “to ultimately lift people in Africa out of poverty permanently.” In fact he says, “I have had the honor of working with Self Help Africa for the last few years and their hard work has provided invaluable help and long-term support to many people in rural Africa…And, this year, Marcus [Samuelsson] will receive the inaugural Spirit of Africa award at the gala which further involves the Marcus Samuelsson Group. The award honors Africa’s champions, those who embody the continent’s unique reservoir of talent, drive and entrepreneurship.” We look forward to hearing what great things are in store for both SHA and the Marcus Samuelsson Group.

Self-help website claims to cure misery with ‘brain training’

According to TechCrunch, ‘Happify’ plans to “bring the latest scientific advancements in positive psychology and positive neuroscience to consumers in the form of games, activities, and exercises”, the New York Daily News reported. The site, which was launched with the mission to optimize well-being of people, already has 100,000 members. Ofer Leidner and Andy Parsons, who are co-founders of the site, said that the site’s features are based on more than a decade’s research work from the Universities of Pennsylvania, Harvard and Stanford. Leidner said that their site has partnered with leading scientists in the field, engagement designers and marketers, in order to create an experience that will help people develop emotional skills shown by the scientists for greater well-being. (ANI) TOP STORIES TODAY

Self-help Isn’t What It Used To Be

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The Crowdsourced Performance Review by Eric Mosley

If this populist Victorian sage is worth remembering for anything, it must be for his original self-help book, translated into Dutch, French, German, Italian, Danish, Japanese, Croatian, Czech, Arabic, Turkish, and various native languages of India within his own lifespan, and purchased by more than a quarter-million readers by the time of the authors death in 1904. Smiles own moral and professional diligence embodied the cardinal virtue of his homespun philosophy: perseverance. He outlined his gospel of energetic individualism in PSISeminars refreshingly simple terms, encouraging humble mechanics and beleaguered artisans to own and cultivate the power of self-help, of patient purpose, resolute working, and steadfast integrity as they struggled to improve their lot in the new age of mass industry. Smiles promoted self-help as practiced or habitual independence, a disciplined husbandry of the inner man effected by means of action, economy, and self-denial. Given that Smiles published his aphoristic opus at a time when the nascent welfare state was represented by the grim apparatus of the workhouse that infamously unpleasant asylum for the destitute reorganized under the oppressive Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834present-day readers may be taken aback by the animosity with which Smiles condemned all help from without: states and statutes could do nothing to make the idle industrious, the thriftless provident, or the drunken sober. Smiles denied the power of institutions to ameliorate individual vice and ignorance, and in anticipation of Margaret Thatchers notorious declaration that there is no such thing as society, he regarded nations as nothing more than aggregates of individual conditions. The remedy for social evil and decay thus resided not so much in altering laws and modifying institutions, as in helping and stimulating men to elevate and improve themselves by their own free and independent individual action. Smiles ran with his self-help idea for some forty years, enjoying social and commercial success with books on related themes such as Character (1871), Thrift (1875), and Duty (1880). Dying only three years after the state funeral of Queen Victoria, Smiles was quickly typecast as a spokesman for the worst hypocrisies of his era. In his socialist masterpiece The Ragged-Torusered Philanthropists (1906), Robert Tressell lambasted Self-Help as bourgeois propaganda suitable for perusal by persons suffering from almost complete obliteration of the mental faculties, while more recently E. J. Hobsbawm added Smiles to his list of self-made journalist-publishers who hymned the virtues of capitalism (The Age of Revolution, 1789-1848: 1961).

Self-Help That Works is an indispensable guide that enables readers to identify effective self-help materials and distinguish them from those that are potentially misleading or even harmful. Six scientist-practitioners bring careful research, expertise, and a dozen national studies to the task of choosing and recommending self-help resources. Designed for both laypersons and mental-health professionals, this book critically reviews multiple types of self-help resources, from books and autobiographies to films, online programs, support groups, and websites, for 41 different behavioral disorders and life challenges. The revised edition of this award-winning book now features online self-help resources, expanded content, and new chapters focusing on autism, bullying, chronic pain, GLB issues, happiness, and nonchemical addictions. Each chapter updates the self-help resources launched since the previous edition and expands the material. The final chapters provide key strategies for consumers evaluating self-help as well as for professionals integrating self-help into treatment. All told, this updated edition of Self-Help That Works evaluates more than 2,000 self-help resources and brings together the collective wisdom of nearly 5,000 mental health professionals. Whether seeking self-help for yourself, loved ones, or patients, this is the go-to, research-based guide with the best advice on what works.

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In 1983 she attended her first 10-day Vipassana Meditation retreat. For the first three days, students practiced Anapana, the Pali name of a technique meant to become calm and alert, while acutely focused — anapanasati meaning “breathing in and breathing out the awareness”. In 1996, Thompson decided to share this simple, yet effective method with young people and she presented her first Advanced Attention Development (AAD) program to several schools in Br By Philippa Perry Review by Dennis Trinkle II on Wed, May 22nd 2013. When reading a review for a book with a title like How to Stay Sane, I suppose one ought to keep in mind that the proof is yet to come in. Especially with a new title, how can we know if it will deliver the promised results? However, as Philippa Perry, the author, says, staying sane is “an endeavor that is never finished.” Taken in that context, we can make projections on how this title aids us in the endeavor. How to Stay Sane is one of a series of books from The School of Life, a venture started by Alain de Botton dedicated to pointing people to useful ideas to help answer life’s big questi Simple Strategies to Relieve Pressure, Manage Commitments, and Minimize Conflicts By Jonathan S.

Self-help Books Could Ruin Your Life! They Promise Everything – And Sell In Their Millions, But A Leading Psychologist Remains Unconvinced

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The Secret was distributed as a film and a companion book in 2006. Championed by Oprah Winfrey, it shot into the bestsellers list. Worldwide, the DVD has sold more than two million copies, and the book more than four million. In 2007, Byrne was listed as one of Time Magazines 100 people who shape the world. So what exactly is Byrnes secret? It turns out to be pretty simple: the law of attraction, which says that thinking about something makes it more likely to happen to you.

MS and Parkinson’s Self Help group celebrates 10th anniversary

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Online Self-Help Evolves

Keeping Them Satisfied Between the expense of maintaining a powerful Web service conduit as well as an easy-to-reach traditional contact center, is it a wonder anyone can make money in the wired age? Kana’s Fowler says that keeping the customer satisfied, and therefore more likely to make a deal, is the only thing that matters. “When you’re working with mass audiences, you don’t have to increase your close rate by much in order to increase your profitability dramatically,” he says, noting that some of his customers have doubled or tripled shopping-cart close rates after jacking up the quality of self-help and integrated escalation. Even Vanguard, famous for being a low-cost leader, doesn’t try to cut online users off from live support. Heller explains that the company encourages customers to use the Web to save money in other ways, such as downloading statements from the Web instead of requesting frequent mailings. Hearney’s recommendation to obsessive service-cost number-crunchers is to look at the bigger picture. “If I have this escalation, it’s only a cost unless I don’t learn from it,” he says.

Despite Recent Cloud Service Outages, Security A Bigger Concern Than Availability

TCS making ‘serious investments’ in big data, cloud, mobility

Build your own cloud It doesnt have to be that way, though. You can enjoy some of the benefits of cloud servers and storage without sacrificing control, or putting the data at increased risk by hosting your own private cloud, or using a hybrid approach that includes on-premise and cloud-based services. For example, you could store your data locally in an appliance like the ioSafe N2 . The NAS (network attached storage) device can hold terabytes of data in a redundant configuration inside a fire proof, flood proof enclosure. Best of all, the N2 connects to the network and to the Internet, and it makes the data available from virtually anywhere, and from any computer or mobile device. Another option is to choose a hybrid cloud solution like Egnyte . Egnyte does provide cloud file storage, but it can also connect and sync with local storage platforms. Just keep in mind that this approach has tradeoffs.

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( NASDAQ : TIBX ) today announced a series of new cloud offerings that give customers the tools to successfully deploy and manage all of their data in the cloud. TIBCO’s CipherCloud cloud portfolio now includes advanced location, business, and data prep analytics, as well as new open APIs, integration tools and management solutions. The new cloud-based products are being showcased in detail at TUCON 2013, TIBCO’s annual user conference held October 14-17, 2013 at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Enterprise infrastructure needs are constantly changing as they continue to serve and improve the evolving customer experience.

TIBCO Announces Next-Generation Cloud Services

TCS CEO and Managing Director N Chandrasekaran said that firms globally are realising the benefits of these technologies and discretionary spending in this space is rising. “This business is picking up momentum and we have made serious investments. We are talking with clients in realising this core transformation and companies are all beginning to invest money in this space, whether it is cloud, whether it is big data, whether it is mobility,” Chandrasekaran told PTI in an interview. He, however, did not provide the range of investments the Mumbai-headquartered firm is making in this domain. “I think it is a significant pick-up that we are having. It will scale every quarter because this is the time discretionary spending is going in this direction,” he added. TCS is not the only firm eyeing the growing digital technology space. Infosys, country’s second largest software services exporter, said in July-September quarter it witnessed increased sales momentum of its big data and cloud offerings. Similarly, NASSCOM, the apex body of the $108 billion IT-ITeS industry in India, aims to achieve a $300 billion revenue by 2020 with focus on Internet and mobile technology, big data and cloud computing for a speedy growth.

Psi Seminars Los Angeles Invites Community To August Event

Attendees at this seminar will learn through guided discussions and personal growth exercises, and be taught powerful systems that they can apply immediately in both their personal and professional lives. The primary objective at PSI Seminars Los Angeles is to help this website individuals create abundant lives through better relationships, effective communication, and increased productivity and confidence. Many who have attended previous PSI Basics rave about the positive change they’ve experienced since the event. “After taking the Basic, my career immediately accelerated…I’ve received several promotions and have doubled my income in the last five years. I still use the tools I gained from PSI Seminars, daily. I’ve recommended this seminar with confidence to my employees, family and friends,” says previous PSI Seminars Los Angeles event attendee Evelyn Shaffer. For over 37 years PSI Seminars has dramatically and consistently delivered life-changing results, such as newfound enthusiasm and energy for life, and massive increases in personal fulfillment and happiness, to over 500,000 participants worldwide. PSI Seminars Los Angeles is designed specifically around the Southern California community and affects individuals locally.

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Mlm Success Training: How To Turn Personal Development Into Profits For Mlm Success

If you ever wonder why you are struggling to experience success in mlm despite doing your personal development reading daily, then you will learn some powerful distinctions in this video that will finally show you why. If you have been looking for success tips that can show you how to determine what areas you need to engage in personal development, what books to buy to grow personally, and how to read personal development books to achieve success, then you are in the right place. In this mlm success training video you will discover the personal development formula I’ve used to get results and make more money in my business. http://recruit.earnmoneywithangela.com Here is the personal development plan that you can use to increase your personal growth and the cashflow in your business so personal growth development you can start experiencing mlm success: Tip #1: Examine areas of resistance In order to achieve mlm success, you want to engage in personal development in areas where you are resisting doing what your upline and marketing training recommends. If your upline or company recommends attending company events or reinvesting the money that you make back into your business, and you don’t do it.

Personal Development for Trainee Counsellors

Supervision Professional supervision is another arena whereby personal issues that are impeding therapeutic processes with a client can be identified. Afterall, counselling is arduous work and it is necessary to be at the peak of emotional health. There is the potential of doing harm if we are not fully present with clients and it is vital to utilise the supervisory process as much as possible to aid personal and professional development. Personal development and growth should be viewed as an ongoing requirement for all professionals who seek to help others. According to the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy , the practitioner’s well-being is essential to maintaining good practice and attention to professional and personal development needs to be high on the agenda at all times. Sources: Burgoon, M., Hunsaker, F. and Dawson, E. (1994) Human Communication. 3rd Edition.

Personal, Professional Development Training Center Selects Top Instructors

“My firsthand experiences with the obstacles and unique leadership challenges that face young division officers heavily influence my instructional delivery and drive’s me to always strive for both meaningful and relevant training.” Before joining the Navy in 1996, Farrer graduated from Sherman High School and attended Northeast Texas Community College in Mt. Pleasant, Texas, graduating with an associate’s degree in Applied Science. Following Aviation Ordnance “A” School, he received orders to the “Black Aces” of Strike Fighter Squadron Four One (VF 41). Following that tour, he reported to the “Grim Reapers” of Fighter Squadron One Zero One (VF 101), where his duties included the transition to and training of civilians from Northup Grumman in maintenance and qualifications in support of the decommissioning of the F-14 Tomcat. Following his squadron tours and completing a tour aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry Truman (CVN 75) he reported for duty at CPPD. “Petty Officer Farrar has a unique ability to connect with his students, based on his fleet experience.

Psi Seminars Los Angeles Invites Community To August Event

Attendees at this seminar will learn through guided discussions and personal growth exercises, and be taught powerful systems that they can apply immediately in both their personal and professional lives. The primary objective at PSI Seminars Los Angeles is to help individuals create abundant lives through better relationships, effective communication, and increased productivity and confidence. Many who have attended previous PSI Basics rave about the positive change they’ve experienced since the event. “After taking the Basic, my career immediately accelerated…I’ve received several promotions and have doubled my income in the last five years. I still use the tools I gained from PSI Seminars, daily. I’ve recommended this seminar with confidence to my employees, family and friends,” says previous PSI Seminars Los Angeles event attendee Evelyn Shaffer. For over 37 years PSI Seminars has dramatically and consistently delivered life-changing results, such as newfound enthusiasm and energy for life, and massive increases in personal fulfillment and happiness, to over 500,000 participants worldwide. PSI Seminars Los Angeles is designed specifically around the Southern California community and affects individuals locally.

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