When a seemingly routine medical procedure results in her mother's premature death, Anne Panning is left reeling. In her first full-length memoir, the celebrated essayist and short story writer draws on decades of memory and experience, piecing together hard truths about her own past and her mother's.
We follow Panning's winding path from rural Minnesota to the riverbanks of Vietnam's Mekong Delta. A stark, poignant tale of two women deeply connected, yet forever apart, Dragonfly Notes is a testament to the prevailing nature of love, whether in the form of a rediscovered note, a sudden moment of unexpected recall, or sometimes, simply, the sight a dragonfly flitting past.
Are you looking for a new way to learn about wine? This unique approach to enhancing wine knowledge and appreciation cuts through the clutter and reminds everyone that the wonder of wine lies in the heart, not in the head.
Join award-winning writer Jim Laughren, CWE, on a cool, creative tour through the heart of wine country. Whether beginner or seasoned oenophile, expand your knowledge of wine tasting, wine sourcing, winemaking, wine regions, wine history, and more.
While 50 Ways to Love Wine More is brimming with facts and "vintellect" on a wide variety of wine-focused topics, what you'll learn most is how to let wine wrap you in its embrace, whisper its secrets in your ear, and welcome you to its confederacy of aficionados.
As always, Laughren's easy-going style is a pleasure to read, and his love of wine shines through on every page. Anyone looking for an off the beaten path approach to embracing this special beverage need look no further.
FORTY GAVELS is the ground-breaking story of Illinois AFL-CIO President Reuben Soderstrom (1930-1970) and the American Labor Movement he helped build. For over four decades, Soderstrom led one of the nation's largest labor organizations through the most challenging, exciting, and impactful events of the twentieth century. From the depths of depression and war to the boom of postwar prosperity, through the birth of both the AFL-CIO and the Civil Rights Movement, Soderstrom was there, forging a legacy as one of organized labor's most prolific voices. Adopting a year-by-year study of these years, this three-volume biography follows Reuben to the front line of violent strikes, rowdy union meetings in Chicago, and policy summits at the White House, making Forty Gavels one of the most in-depth studies of the American Movement ever made.
If you've ever wondered how one person could possibly make a difference just by showing up exactly as they are--welcome!
Are you searching for belonging, feeling uninspired, worn out with self-help attempts that don't last, or longing for more peace in your daily life? Kindle a life beyond what you have dared to dream, make a powerful difference, and discover new ways to connect and find community.
Link arms, learn, expand for change, and light up the world with us. One step at a time, you will uncover more of who you are and what matters most to you. You will be fueled for a life that is peace-making, bridge-building, and change-making.
These books will meet you right where you are. You may feel more-than-ready, eager to receive this invitation at this very moment, or you may feel that you don't yet have energy for such a life. Wherever you are, whatever you are doing right here and now, you are in just the right spot. As we journey together, the glow of hope, peace, and love will stoke the flames of a life far beyond what you ever dared to dream.
This book reveals hundreds of practical relationship tips you can use to save, enhance and sustain your marriage. Focusing on what makes successful marriages work, this book reveals the essence of four decades of interviews with happily married couples throughout the world. The findings demonstrate that no love survives without doing the simple things. The stories and advice included show couples how to do the simple things necessary for a happy marriage.
Written by a popular and very active couple known as "America s #1 Love and Marriage Experts," Dr. Charles and Dr. Elizabeth Schmitz help audiences around the world answer questions about love, marriage and relationships. They are frequent guests on radio and television, and in the print media. Their upbeat, positive approach to living happily ever after has been well received by their vast worldwide readership. With more than 37 years of research on successful marriage throughout the world and their own 52-year marriage, Dr. Charles and Dr. Elizabeth Schmitz know what makes marriage work.
INCLUDES FULL COLOUR IMAGES OF FINE ART BY THE AUTHOR
Using chakras and art is like having a template to achieve balance, forgiveness, and peace. Life is challenging; our world often seems chaotic and tumultuous. Learning to assess and treat your chakra imbalances helps you to cope with these challenges and to find inner peace.
Through the use of true stories, both her own and those of others, Teresa McCallum provides examples of balanced and imbalanced chakras. She offers simple activities, methods, and art suggestions to help others achieve personal growth and inner balance. Teresa's background as a nurse working in mental health, as well as being a visual artist, lead her to develop a unique way of looking at spirituality, self-healing, and use of the ancient chakra system. Regardless of whether the chakra system is new to you or you are an experienced yogini (or yogi), Finding Balance and Forgiveness Through Chakras and Art will provide artistic insight and guidance.
Teresa says, "In creating this book, I surveyed hundreds of people to discover their secrets of success and resilience. I was overwhelmed with the honesty and meaningful responses I received, but until I had fully explored and become engaged in the chakra system, I didn't have a cohesive method to assist people in overcoming their challenges. There are seven chakras, and my seven categories mirrored them perfectly. After exploring and experiencing the energetic transformative power of working with chakras, I realized what the focus of my book would be because art had provided therapy for both me and my patients. So, I was able to unleash my inspired voice which allowed me to complete the book I had conceived many years ago. My personal experiences and the experiences of others have allowed me to create this introduction to healing your chakras by using art therapeutically to find your balance and learn how to let go and forgive."
Actor for Life is the text that actors and acting teachers search for. It has an upbeat tone, easy to read style, and tongue-in-cheek images, so the profoundly powerful content is surprisingly easy to take in and use. The exercises draw on the latest methods from the science of learning. They enable the reader to break negative patterns of thought and behavior, and literally reprogram their brains. The result is lasting positive change.
This is the story of many, many heroes and heroines, volunteers and employees alike, all of whom fought their way, making tedious progress, against unsurmountable odds and waged a long but winning battle…for the love of Valencia County Animal Shelter (VCAS) animals. Over a period of forty years, these individuals gave of themselves and selflessly stood up for the lives of the forgotten animals incarcerated at VCAS, once branded as the Dungeon of Death. Captured in this book are some of the many heart-rending stories heralding their challenges, achievements, and their boundless respect for life. Spotlighted is the game-changer for this transformation: their life-saving and innovative rescue-transport program.
Color photos featured throughout the book help tell the story.
The Research and Resource section gives the reader the opportunity to look up non-profit organizations featured within the book so they too can help make a difference.
Flying SO High epitomizes Amelia Earhart's cutting-edge courage as she bursts into the 20th century with style, humility and accomplishment.
Circling the Earth from a higher window, uniting colleagues intensify the momentum. Earhart, Lindbergh, Admirals Byrd and Peary, Presidents Teddy and Franklin Delano Roosevelt open brand-new realms--from the top of the world to the deepest oceans. Reaching the farthest destinations, Alexander Graham Bell unites us once again through the invention of the telephone.
The explosion of technology catapults humanity toward the space age. Most importantly, we are invited!
Raising the bar, they pave the way for us to believe in ourselves, grow and develop individually and collectively, while understanding the sky is no limit. These incredibly talented individuals whisper, "When I Fly SO High, please follow me!" Imagine yourself in the pilot's seat!
All I want is to bring him home! He is crying and pleads with me, "Please, won't you take me home? Please? My kids will help you take care of me, please?" It is like someone has plunged a knife into my chest and is turning the blade slowly . . .
The dynamics of health care are shifting the patient paradigm in dramatic ways. The former patient is now both a consumer and a customer. The mantra of this new consumer is "convenient, fast, simple, and high value." Their expectations for health care are similar to what they experience in other industries such as transportation, banking, short-stay rental housing, retail shopping online, same-day deliveries, and more. Smart mobile devices enable the customer to conduct transactions at any place and at any time, and without waiting in line. Health care providers need to offer customer service experiences similar to Apple, Amazon, Nordstrom, and other benchmark companies in order to stay competitive. The mindset of the new patient-turned-consumer has fundamentally shifted and there is no looking back. Anyone connected to health care needs to learn the profiles of the new consumer, better understand their behaviors, and comprehend their expectations as customers who have a choice. The patient paradigm shifts tells you everything a successful business needs to know about the powerful new health care consumer.
Three guys I didn’t recognize stood outside the door as I came down the steps of a Chicago apartment building. I had just finished up collecting newspaper fees for delivering the daily paper. One stepped inside, walked toward me, and said, “What’s up?” I looked at him and said, “What’s up with you?” As he stepped closer I saw a gun in his waistband and it made me think of my father, who always said, “Think before you react, son.” If I reach for his gun, I thought, he could be faster than me. He also had buddies just outside the door. My decision was made for me when the boys stepped into the hallway and surrounded me. It took me only a second to think, Is your life worth ninety bucks of newspaper collection fees? I pulled the money out of my pocket and handed it over, and he said, “Now that’s what I’m talking about.” He pulled out his gun, pointed it at me, and pulled the trigger. I knew at a young age in my city of Chicago that more bad things were happening than good, especially for me, an African American growing up in the ’60s and ’70s, living on the South Side.
Given that, our teachers should have been our role models. Yet when held after class one day, my teacher told me, “To set you on the right path, I want you to strive to be . . . a custodian.” I jumped up and said, “I don’t want to be no janitor.” He said, “Now, now, you’re a ‘N’ and there’s not a lot of opportunities for ‘N’s.” I ran to the Stump, the crumbling steps of an apartment building where I knew Mrs. Hannaberry would be, and I told her what my teacher had said. She hugged me and responded, “You are better than this, and you are going to do better. Let no one tell you different. The first thing you must do is believe in yourself. Do you believe?” The Stump prepared me for my life-long journey. It shaped me to see a brighter future, realize I had a future. It all started at the Stump—my way out.
Marx's Sophistries, a revision of the author's earlier Why Marx Was Wrong, dissects the logic of Das Kapital, Karl Marx's central indictment of market economies and capitalist societies. It pronounces Marx's logic in that tome a sham of a particularly convoluted and impenetrable kind. His opaque language, his eccentric approach to "science," and his abstruse metaphysical arguments produce a text that is portentous and impressive-sounding, while being ambiguous and nearly incomprehensible. Marx's Sophistries seeks to identify the non sequiturs and logical fallacies by which Marx constructs his argument. Step by step and point by point, it challenges the assumptions and deductions by which Marx reaches his main conclusion: that capitalism is corrupt in its essential nature, and that capitalists gain wealth not by any legitimate means, but by appropriating unpaid "surplus value" from the working masses.
What happens to our pets after they die? Is there another realm where they coexist with our departed human loved ones?
Are they happy and free from pain?
Award-Winning Animal Communicator and Psychic Medium, Karen Anderson, reveals tantalizing evidence that our pets communicate with us throughout their lives as well as after their physical death.
Will this evidence prove that our pets continue to send us messages and signs from the Other Side?
You be the judge.
Discover how pets feel about death, euthanasia, cremation, reincarnation and so much more. Was it their time to die? Do the pets we had to euthanize forgive us?
Included are actual sessions with departed animals sharing their loving thoughts and insightful messages. If you are grieving the loss of your beloved pet, you will also learn how to work through your grief and move into healing.
The purity of the animals' messages may surprise you and they may even present new perspectives about life after death. Discover how deeply your pets love you and how the bonds of love never die as you journey into the amazing afterlife of animals.
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Taste of Texas, Perfectly Aged: 40 Years of Recipes and Stories from the Taste of Texas, features more than 100 of the restaurant's most requested recipes as well as photographs that will inspire you to prepare them in your kitchen. Perfectly Aged also includes a look at their world class museum that tells the inspiring story of Texas independence.
The cookbook also has an entire chapter called Steak School which will help you serve the best steaks ever off your grill at home. The Taste of Texas is now one of the largest independent restaurants in the country and serves more Certified Angus Beef® than any other independent restaurant in the world.
Perfectly Aged also tells the story of how the restaurant came to be, the challenges faced in the restaurant business and their hard work at maintaining a strong, resilient culture that honors family, employees and customers who have made their restaurant a success.
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Fugitives from a man as alluring as he is violent, Andrea Jarrell and her mother develop a powerful, unusual bond. Once grown, Jarrell thinks she’s put that chapter of her life behind her?until a woman she knows is murdered, and she suddenly sees that it’s her mother’s choices she’s been trying to escape all along. Without preaching or prescribing, I’m the One Who Got Away is a life-affirming story of having the courage tobecome both safe enough and vulnerable enough to love and be loved.
Bringing together interdisciplinary leaders in methodology and arts-based research (ABR), this comprehensive handbook explores the synergies between artistic and research practices and addresses issues in designing, implementing, evaluating, and publishing ABR studies. Coverage includes the full range of ABR genres, including those based in literature (such as narrative and poetic inquiry); performance (music, dance, playbuilding); visual arts (drawing and painting, collage, installation art, comics); and audiovisual and multimethod approaches. Each genre is described in detail and brought to life with robust research examples. Team approaches, ethics, and public scholarship are discussed, as are innovative ways that ABR is used within creative arts therapies, psychology, education, sociology, health sciences, business, and other disciplines. The companion website includes selected figures from the book in full color, additional online-only figures, and links to online videos of performance pieces.
Often spoken at the end of a prayer, a well-known Sioux phrase affirms that “we are all related.” Similarly, the Sioux medicine man, Brave Buffalo, came to realize when he was still a boy that “the maker of all was Wakan Tanka (the Great Spirit), and . . . in order to honor him I must honor his works in nature.” The interconnectedness of all things, and the respect all things are due, are among the most prominent—and most welcome—themes in this collection of Indian voices on nature.
Within the book are carefully authenticated quotations from men and women of nearly fifty North American tribes. The illustrations include historical photographs of American Indians, as well as a wide selection of contemporary photographs showing the diversity of the North American natural world. Together, these quotations and photographs beautifully present something of nature's timeless message.
Food is medicine. Hippocrates himself, 16 centuries ago, understood this essential truth about healing. Today, natural-health expert Dr. Joseph Mercola and superstar Australian chef Pete Evans share the firm belief that food can be a powerful tool to reshape our health. In this new volume—a companion to Dr. Mercola’s best-selling Fat for Fuel—they’ve joined forces to put this tool in your hands.
Dr. Mercola is renowned for his visionary work in natural medicine; Pete Evans is acclaimed as an award-winning restaurateur, cookbook author, and TV chef, host of PBS’s Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking. Drawing on their combined expertise, The Fat for Fuel Ketogenic Cookbook is an impeccably researched, beautifully illustrated, comprehensive guide to eating the ketogenic way—in true epicurean style.