Ninety Percent Mental

Author: Bob Tewksbury
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0738234931
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Former Major League pitcher and mental skills coach for two of baseball's legendary franchises (the Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants) Bob Tewksbury takes fans inside the psychology of baseball. In Ninety Percent Mental, Bob Tewksbury shows readers a side of the game only he can provide, given his singular background as both a longtime MLB pitcher and a mental skills coach for two of the sport's most fabled franchises, the Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants. Fans watching the game on television or even at the stadium don't have access to the mind games a pitcher must play in order to get through an at-bat, an inning, a game. Tewksbury explores the fascinating psychology behind baseball, such as how players use techniques of imagery, self-awareness, and strategic thinking to maximize performance, and how a pitcher's strategy changes throughout a game. He also offers an in-depth look into some of baseball's most monumental moments and intimate anecdotes from a "who's who" of the game, including legendary players who Tewksbury played with and against (such as Mark McGwire, Craig Biggio, and Greg Maddux), game-changing managers and executives (Joe Torre, Bruce Bochy, Brian Sabean), and current star players (Jon Lester, Anthony Rizzo, Andrew Miller, Rich Hill). With Tewksbury's esoteric knowledge as a thinking-fan's player and his expertise as a "baseball whisperer", this entertaining book is perfect for any fan who wants to see the game in a way he or she has never seen it before. Ninety Percent Mental will deliver an unprecedented look at the mound games and mind games of Major League Baseball.

It s Ninety Percent Mental

Author: Daris W. Howard
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781481818117
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52 Humorous And Inspirational Short Stories! 52 humorous and inspirational short stories from year 6 of Life's Outtakes, a nationally syndicated column by Daris Howard. From the humor of a girl's wrath in A Practical Joke Gone Awry to the touching reminder of those who are less fortunate in The Year I Lived Christmas, this is a fun look at family and community life. Stories include: Practical Joke Gone Awry The Mechanics Test Animal Anomalies A Technology World A Little Bit Of Motivation Misbehaving Washing Machines It's Ninety Percent Mental The Importance Of Playing Fairly The Perfect Halloween Prank Spreading Sunshine It's Not Over Until The Whistle Blows Key Responsibilities Differences In Gratitude In The Hot Seat The Relationship The Year I Lived Christmas The Mysterious Broken Waterer A Relative Disaster Dealing With Class Complaints Keys Of Christmases Past The Joy Of Learning? Your Toughest Opponent Is Yourself Old Hickory - The Board Of Education Getting Stuck With Pinning On A Corsage A Snow Machine And A Valuable Lesson Always Together What's In A Name - Jackie Honda What My Students Learned A Young Calf And An Unforgiving Swing How Farm Dogs Get Their Names The Healing At the Pool Of Bethesda Don't Take Away A Calf's Dinner Bovine Madness Hiking Packs Unevenly Distributed What's In Your Pack Human Rights Violations And Cinnamon Rolls An Empty Tank, And Late To School Destroying One's Enemies The Picture In The Wallet A Friend's Girlfriend, Or Not I Am Grateful For A Father Who… Something New, Something Bubbly Freedom We Take For Granted Best Fishing Spots Are Kept Secret That Spam I Am Heart Aches Of Being A Parent The Imperfect Gift Sisterly Love Buying Better Raspberries That Really Stinks How To Get Out Of Band Class Oh Deer

90 of the Game Is Half Mental

Author: Emma Span
Publisher: Villard
ISBN: 9780345504876
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Yogi Berra once said: “If you come to a fork in the road, take it.” But for lifelong baseball aficionado Emma Span, it hasn’t always been that simple. Now, in this winning collection of essays, Span chronicles her love of the sport, from childhood hobby to full-blown obsession, from big break (becoming The Village Voice’s first staff sports reporter in years) to heartbreak (getting a pink slip within a year). She recounts elbowing her way to get a quote from Yankees captain Derek Jeter and waiting for Mets pitcher Pedro Martinez to put some pants on for an interview. She literally gives her lifeblood to see the Mets and hops a plane to Taiwan, home to perhaps the largest concentration of Yankees fans outside of the five boroughs. But after getting laid off and being forced to leave her press pass behind, Span wonders if her passion for the sport will fade. Highly unlikely. Baseball helped Span forge a lasting bond with her father, connect with total strangers, and endure even the toughest times. With a fresh voice, a devastating wit, and an alarmingly encyclopedic knowledge of the game, Span offers a new perspective on America’s favorite pasttime—as a journalist, a baseball nerd, a daughter, and a fervent stay-until-the-last-out fan. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Computing with Excel and VBA

Author: S. I. Krishan
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 0763756687
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Ideal for use in non-majors, introductory-level CS or CIS courses, Computing with Excel and VBA provides students with a clear emphasis on problem solving using the popular tools Excel and VBA. Numerous examples are presented throughout the text to illustrate key concepts, and several additional examples and exercises are provided as learning tools at the end of each chapter. All examples were developed to relate to practical situations that students will likely encounter in their work or studies. By using Excel to demonstrate how computers can be used to solve problems, students will gain a solid skill set in this popular resource. The coverage of VBA provides exposition to programming with simple examples to show how Excel applications can be customized. Computing with Excel and VBA provides students with a concise and complete understanding of computer systems and problem solving techniques that will pave the way for future study!

Track and Field

Author: Jennifer MacKay
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
ISBN: 0737765283
Format: PDF
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The thrilling sports of track and field offer an incredible opportunity to learn about principles of science. Author Jennifer MacKay covers types of races, jumping events, pole vaulting, shot putting, hammer throws, discus, and javelin sports. She provides a history of track and field, and also discusses related health and medical concerns.

Wie ich die entscheidenden 10 gl cklicher wurde

Author: Dan Harris
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3423428767
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Ein ehrliches Versprechen Als Dan Harris während der Moderation von »Good Morning America« vor laufender Kamera eine Panikattacke erleidet, ist ihm klar, dass er etwas ändern muss. Zeit seines Lebens ein Skeptiker, lässt er sich auf eine Interviewserie mit bedeutenden spirituellen Lehrern ein: Eckart Tolle, Deepak Chopra, Mark Epstein, Joseph Goldstein, Jon Kabat-Zinn, dem Dalai Lama und Sharon Salzberg. Dabei erfährt er einiges über Achtsamkeit. Harris erkennt, dass er die Stimme in seinem Kopf besiegen muss, die ihn immer mehr unter Stress setzt. Und heute weiß er: Durchatmen und Innehalten kann wirklich helfen.

Magic Apples

Author: Lee Steels
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1457507277
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MAGIC APPLES is a daily reader with 366 reflections to mull. The topics are broad in scope with a liberal approach. Drawn from the author's experience as a teacher, parent, coach, musician and big kid, the reflections are an eclectic mix of food for thought. Every 6th day is a silly story intended to produce those healing endorphins we all need to keep our equilibrium. There are plenty of opportunities to laugh, cry and to agree or disagree. If you need to escape from autopilot and enhance your life-long learning skills, MAGIC APPLES should give you lots to chew on. If you desire a modern approach to traditional tales, new ways to love your fellowtravelers and the chance to laugh at the human condition, a magic apple each day will be to your delight.

K ss mich Mistkerl

Author: Sally Thorne
Publisher: MIRA Taschenbuch
ISBN: 3956499042
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Charmant, zuvorkommend, engagiert - Lucy Hutton wird von allen Kollegen geschätzt. Nur einer macht ihr das Leben zur Hölle: der überhebliche Schönling Joshua Templeman, ihr Konkurrent um den neuen Chefposten. Leider muss sie sich ausgerechnet mit ihm ein Büro teilen, da fliegen natürlich täglich die Fetzen! Doch ihr "Hass-Spiel", wie Lucy es insgeheim nennt, verändert sich mit der Zeit. Als Joshua sich aufopferungsvoll während einer Krankheit um sie kümmert, kommen die beiden sich näher. Und plötzlich kann Lucy ihn nicht mehr hassen, im Gegenteil! Sie ist sich sicher, dass Joshua auch etwas für sie empfindet - dennoch tut er so, als wäre nie etwas gewesen. Sieht er sie wirklich nur als Konkurrentin? Um das herauszufinden, muss Lucy alles aufs Spiel setzen ... "Eine brillante, bissige, urkomische neue Autorin. "Küss mich, Mistkerl!" wird die Liebesromanwelt im Sturm erobern. Eines der besten Bücher, das ich je gelesen habe." New York Times-Bestsellerautorin Kristan Higgins

Imagine Yourself Well

Author: Sean F. Kelly
Publisher: Sean F Kelly
ISBN: 9780306449420
Format: PDF
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Imagine Yourself Well: Better Health through Self-Hypnosis is a remarkable view of hypnotherapy as a scientifically recognized treatment art. Based upon their extensive practice and clinical research in therapeutic hypnotic techniques, the authors have constructed an effective handbook articulating the therapeutic use of hypnosis by depicting word-for-word what transpires during a session. The fascinating series of carefully worded transcripts of hypnotic exercises will enable the reader to correct specific self-destructive habits (e.g., overeating and smoking), common psychological problems (insomnia and various phobias), chronic physical conditions (arthritis, back pain, high blood pressure, and migraine headaches), and performance anxieties (athletics and public speaking). The theory underlying clinical practice, including the key point that all hypnosis involves self-hypnosis, is explained in lay terms, and each exercise is grounded in sound cognitive, behavioral, or psychodynamic principles.