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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The fight-or-flight response, also called the fight-or-flight-or-freeze response, the fright, fight or flight response, hyperarousal or the acute stress response, was first described by Walter Cannon in 1929. His theory states that animals react to threats with a general discharge of the sympathetic nervous system, priming the animal for fighting or fleeing. This response was later recognized as the first stage of a general adaptation syndrome that regulates stress responses among vertebrates and other organisms.
A number of books have been published explaining how we can manage stress. But how can we truly manage our own stress effectively unless we begin to understand what is happening inside us and what the factors are that initiate our personal stress response? If we understand stress more thoroughly including our own levels of stressmeaning when stress is actually motivating and helpful versus when it is debilitating and destructivethen we can more specifically learn to manage our own stress. This book initially explains stress, what happens within us, the relationship between stress and emotional intelligence, the four conditions that cause stress, how the brain works under stress, and the relationship between stress and mindset and automatic thinking. In the second half of the book we discuss managing stress based on what was discussed in the first half of the book. Rather than throwing out general ideas for stress management the book presents physical strategies for managing stress, mental strategies for managing stress, emotional strategies for managing stress, and spiritual strategies for managing stress. Spiritual strategies include looking at our values, beliefs, traditions, and how we evaluate success in addition to any religious views we might hold. Stress is natural. How we manage it does not have to be a mystery.
Are you prepared to survive a violent attack? We live in a time when a trip to the mall or a movie theater could bring you face-to-face with a mass shooting or terrorist attack. Incidents involving mass shootings, muggings, terrorist attacks, home invasions, and other attacks on the general public are no longer the exception. They are on the rise and becoming more violent and deadly. When it comes to surviving an attack, you are either prepared or unprepared; there is no third option. It's a fact that the first people to take action during any type of attack, usually survive it. "Fight or Flight" instructs the reader on how to avoid and survive these attacks at home, at work, or on the street. It also teaches the reader how to prepare for, avoid, and survive a violent personal encounter anywhere at any time. Real self-defense and survival skills are not reactive, they are proactive. Most people don't react to a dangerous situation until it's too late. Being a survivor means practicing situational awareness, and being physically and mentally able to defend yourself. Staying alive in a dangerous situation begins long before any physical confrontation takes place. "Fight or Flight" tells you how using situational awareness can give you an advantage in dangerous situations, regardless of your physical ability or skill level.
Although shattered by war, in 1945 Britain and France still controlled the world's two largest colonial empires, with imperial territories stretched over four continents. And they appeared determined to keep them: the roll-call of British and French politicians, soldiers, settlers and writers who promised in word and print at this time to defend their colonial possessions at all costs is a long one. Yet, within twenty years both empires had almost completely disappeared. The collapse was cataclysmic. Peaceable 'transfers of power' were eclipsed by episodes of territorial partition and mass violence whose bitter aftermath still lingers. Hundreds of millions across four continents were caught up in the biggest reconfiguration of the international system ever seen. In the meantime, even the most dogged imperialists, who had once stiffly defended imperial rule, ultimately bent to the wind of change. By the early 1950s Winston Churchill had retreated from his wartime pledge to keep Britain's Empire intact. And General de Gaulle, who quit the French presidency in 1946 complaining that France's new post-war democracy would never hang on to the country's imperial prizes, narrowly escaped assassination a generation later - after negotiating the humiliating French withdrawal from Algeria. Fight or Flight is the first ever comparative account of this dramatic collapse, explaining the end of the British and French colonial empires as an intertwined, even co-dependent process. Decolonization gathered momentum, not as an empire-specific affair, but as a global one, in which the wider march of twentieth-century history played a vital part: industrial concentration and global depression, World War and Cold War, Communism and other anti-colonial ideologies, mass consumerism and the allure of American popular culture. Above all, as Martin Thomas shows, the internationalization of colonial affairs made it impossible to contain colonial problems locally, spelling the end for Europe's two largest colonial empires in less than two decades from the end of the Second World War.
Awareness of yourself, the situation, and the surroundings is a big part of self-defense and will help you avoid most situations that can lead to physical conflict. When you are aware of a bad situation developing, you can normally distance yourself before you reach the point of no return. But sometimes you may not have the ability to distance yourself because you lack the physical fitness required to do so. Other times it may not be appropriate to distance yourself. Sometimes you must decide whether to flee or stay and fight. Sometimes it is not only necessary to stay and fight; it is the right thing to do. Preparing to deal with physical violence involves more than knowing the techniques. At what point do you really know that you are under attack? If you counterattack too soon, you may be doing damage to someone who intended you no harm; if you counterattack too late, you may end up dead. Study and learn the common cues that often precede battle. Formidable Fighter: The Complete Series, a compilation of all 14 books in this series, is available in both electronic and print format.
Eighteen years ago, a group of men killed Regan Miller's boyfriend and tried to kidnap her daughter, Kelsey. Since then they have lived in hiding, always vigilant and never getting close to anyone. When Kelsey goes away to college, Regan finally begins to relax. She even starts to think she can have a real relationship, perhaps with her flirtatious neighbor, Tyler Sloane. Then Regan is attacked again. Desperate to get to her daughter, Regan accepts Tyler's help—despite her suspicions about him. She knows nothing about Tyler but he knows a shocking amount about her past. Tyler can't tell her what he knows or who he works for, but he insists she can't face her enemies without him. Tired of living in fear, Regan is ready to take the offensive, with Tyler by her side. But is she relying too much on a man she can't trust—and falling for him, too? 89,500 words
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