Running on Empty: Transcending the Economic Culture's Seduction of Our Youth

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Contemporary times have seen a growing malaise affecting our youth: Gang membership has grown 40 percent in three years, suicide is up 89 percent in twelve-to fourteen-year-old adolescents in the last two decades, anti-depressant use in children is up over 400 percent and 40 percent of all children are born outside of marriage. Bullying, cuffing, anorexia, and antisocial personality disorders are all on the rise. Running on Empty presents a powerful case for the cause behind these destructive trends, and offers a...

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Overview

Contemporary times have seen a growing malaise affecting our youth: Gang membership has grown 40 percent in three years, suicide is up 89 percent in twelve-to fourteen-year-old adolescents in the last two decades, anti-depressant use in children is up over 400 percent and 40 percent of all children are born outside of marriage. Bullying, cuffing, anorexia, and antisocial personality disorders are all on the rise. Running on Empty presents a powerful case for the cause behind these destructive trends, and offers a hopeful and unique paradigm to help youth transcend their deepening pain. Through blending ancient wisdom with contemporary psychological insights, this book offers a comprehensive path for transformation that can end youth's suffering and reverse the downward-spiraling trends.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592984756
  • Publisher: Beaver's Pond Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/30/2012
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,466,512
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

Chapter 1 The Million Dollar Question 1

Chapter 2 Trends of Our Times 7

Chapter 3 The Fundamental Causes of Emotional Pain 17

Chapter 4 The Hunger Urge Gone Awry 25

Chapter 5 Sex and the Loss of Innocence 43

Chapter 6 Sleep Glorious Sleep 57

Chapter 7 Multiple Personality Disorden: The Self-Preservation Urge on Steroids 73

Chapter 8 Pavlov's Dogs Have Nothing on Us 101

Chapter 9 "I've Got Some Swamp Land in Florida 121

Chapter 10 Seeking Balance in an Imbalanced World 135

Chapter 11 Unintended Ripples and Expectations of the Economic Culture 147

Chapter 12 Disintegrating Values and Relationships in the Economic Culture 167

Chapter 13 "Hello, I'm in My Room-Is Anyone Out There?" 177

Chapter 14 The Exploitation and Expansion of Fear 195

Chapter 15 The Essential Elements for Change 211

Chapter 16 Redefining Success 227

Chapter 17 The Promise of Purpose 233

Chapter 18 The Mind/Body/Breath Connection 261

Chapter 19 Are You Your Shoe? A Case of Mistaken Identity 281

Chapter 20 Final Thoughts on Our Journey to Joy 303

About the Author 317

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2012

    Highly Recommended...a great read!

    This book is clarifying, eye opening, and uniquely informative for anyone and everyone. Our society, is witnessing a collapse of traditional values that erodes any chance for a cohesive and humane society; while increasing our stress and dissatisfaction. We are losing ourselves, and perhaps our souls, to the selfish pursuit of external ephemeral notions of happiness. The book offers a meaningful way out.

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