Book Review: Self Help books by Beverly D. Flaxington

Anyone Can Win In A Difficult World Given The Right Tools

Inept managers, poor communications, mismatched core skills and expectations, boss/subordinate disconnects: there are millions of reasons to be unhappy on the job. Now, award-winning author Beverly Flaxington gives readers solid, simple strategies for enjoying and succeeding in their business and personal lives in her books, Self-Talk for a Calmer You: Learn How to Use Positive Self-Talk to Control Anxiety and Live a Happier, More Relaxed Life and Make Your Shift: The Five Most Powerful Moves You Can Make to Get Where YOU Want to Go.

Businesses lose billions of dollars every year because their employees have health related issues stemming from anxiety in the workplace. Few employees are equipped to deal with a difficult boss, or peer-to-peer conflict. In Self-Talk for a Calmer You, Flaxington helps us recognize the triggers, position them more objectively and offers a step-by-step approach to change the work experience. Taking control of the way we talk to ourselves is a source of remarkable power.

In many organizations, employees do not know how to overcome obstacles and become stymied and ineffective. Make Your Shift is a groundbreaking approach to systemically removing obstacles and moving on to achieving goals. The strategic steps outlined as SHIFT™ give managers a way to coach their teams to higher levels of effectiveness as they SPECIFY the desired outcome, HIGHLIGHT obstacles and categorize, IDENTIFY the human factor, FIND alternatives and then TAKE disciplined action.

Beverly D. Flaxington is a bestselling author who blogs for Psychology Today. She is a Certified Hypnotherapist, personal and career coach, entrepreneur, college professor and business development expert. As cofounder of The Collaborative, a sales and marketing consultancy, she provides strategic and tactical support to help client firms and individuals reach higher levels of effectiveness and meet their goals. Flaxington has also been featured by several media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, Lifetime television, Newsweek.com, Reader’s Digest, and FoxNews.com.

“When people become stressed,” she says, “they become ineffective. That’s when they need a strategic plan and a way to manage their responses and emotions. My books provide those tools.”

Forever Home Rescue NE and Neponset Valley Humane Society receive a portion of book proceeds. For more information, visit The-Collaborative.com.


Self-Talk for a Calmer You: Learn How to Use Positive Self-Talk to Control Anxiety and Live a Happier, More Relaxed Life
By Beverly Flaxington
Adams Media
ISBN: 1440564809


Make Your Shift: The Five Most Powerful Moves You Can Make to Get Where YOU Want to Go
By Beverly Flaxington
ATA Press
ISBN-10: 0983762023
ISBN-13: 978-0983762027

Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other fine book outlets

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Reviews:

Dr. Jackie Black: “…jam-packed with rich content, wonderful personal stories and solid examples of every method, tool and tip Bev created to help readers make their lives and relationships better!”

Dan King, Principal, Career Counselor, and Coach: “Beverly Flaxington has uncovered the missing piece in the countless number of goal-setting books and programs in the marketplace.”

Do You Recognize These People? ~ Found Wedding Photos

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Black-and-white images from the past were found by victims ofSuperstorm Sandy on Staten Island, in the chaotic days after the destructive storm nearly two years ago.

Now, the finders want to return the photographs to their rightful owners.

One of several wedding photos found in the debris of Superstorm Sandy in New Dorp, Staten Island. Dominick and Patricia Guinta are seeking the photos' rightful owners. (Credit: CBS 2)

As CBS 2’s Tony Aiello reported, the photos show a wedding dating back decades. A flower girl and a ring bearer who appear in the photos would now be in their 50s, and Dominick and Patricia Guinta hope they see or read this story and help identify the photos’ rightful owners.

“They’re somebody’s memories, and I’m sure somebody would want them back,” Patricia Guinta said.

The Guintas’ home has been rebuilt since the storm in the fall of 2012. But right after Sandy, it was devastated just like many homes in New Dorp.

Dominick Guinta barely escaped as the house filled with 11 feet of water.

“I had to swim out with my dog, and when I came back two days later, there was still, like, 4 feet of water in my basement,” he said.

Friends helping the couple clean up found the album with the wedding photos in the driveway. They had the photos restored and returned the album to the Guintas, thinking it was theirs.

But it was not.

One of several wedding photos found in the debris of Superstorm Sandy in New Dorp, Staten Island. Dominick and Patricia Guinta are seeking the photos' rightful owners. (Credit: CBS 2)

“I started looking at them and I’m like – that’s not my family, I’m like — and that’s not my husbands’ either,” Patricia Guinta said.

The pictures showed a beautiful bride arriving at a church, the first kiss with her groom, and the cutting of a cake at a banquet hall.

One of several wedding photos found in the debris of Superstorm Sandy in New Dorp, Staten Island. Dominick and Patricia Guinta are seeking the photos' rightful owners. (Credit: CBS 2)

Looking at the reception photos, the fashions and hairstyles seem to date the wedding to the 1960s.

The Guintas said so many people helped them after the storm that they would like to return the favor by returning the photos.

“I really want these to get back. Now it’s like a mission now,” Dominick Guinta said.

One of several wedding photos found in the debris of Superstorm Sandy in New Dorp, Staten Island. Dominick and Patricia Guinta are seeking the photos' rightful owners. (Credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2’s Aiello did some Internet sleuthing, and it appears that the wedding was held at St. Francis Xavier Church in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

If you can help solve the mystery, please leave a comment on the CBS New York Facebook page.

One of several wedding photos found in the debris of Superstorm Sandy in New Dorp, Staten Island. Dominick and Patricia Guinta are seeking the photos' rightful owners. (Credit: CBS 2)