The White House, the official residence of the president, is also seen as the people’s house, its grounds, the people’s grounds. This duality of ownership was apparent from the beginning, when President Thomas Jefferson first weighed the merits of presidential privacy and the right of any citizen to visit the White House for a stroll upon its green grass. Today, safety and security concerns justifiably limit access, creating an 18-acre refuge for the president and first family. The White House grounds, contained within an iron fence, are the oldest continually maintained ornamental landscape in the United States—and their history extensive. Heavily illustrated with historical images and newly commissioned photography by Bruce M. White, A Garden for the President explores not only the relationship between the White House and its landscape but also the evolution of its design; the public and private uses of the grounds in peace and wartime; and the cultivation of the grounds with a focus on the specimen trees, vegetable and ornamental gardens, and conservatories.
A lyrical history of the American presidency and people, this is the story of a show that goes on. Elise Kirk traces the story of more than 200 years of musical performance in the White House to present the tale of the American process of music-making—how music in a democracy has been absorbed, shaped, transformed, and perceived from the period of George Washington to early in the Donald J. Trump administration. Whether dramatic or abstract, vernacular or cultivated, music can mold the political process and shape a historic event in a manner like no other. Nancy Reagan once said, “What but art can cause tears among strangers?”
In her foreword, American soprano Jessye Norman explains, "Music is not only the universal language: it is the language of the universe. . . . A universe of thought and beauty, of dreams and belief. . . . For more than two centuries, music has been understood as an integral part of the myriad-cultured educated life of our presidents and their families. Their personal inspiration and enjoyment has gone hand-in-hand with the official presentation of countless performances in the East Room. The long list of musicians of all genres who have crossed that welcoming, intimate stage is at once storied and magnificent. . . . This book on the glorious mosaic of music at the White House shows us who we are and what we strive to be: One nation."
You’ve heard about the Law of Attraction. Maybe you’ve even tried to create abundance in your own life. Did you succeed? This author has. Boni went from living the nightmare (foreclosure and bankruptcy) to become a multi-millionaire—and she created it consciously. The power to create anything already exists within us. You are no exception. If you can think and feel, you can learn to work with energy to create abundance. The Map to Abundance will help you take your inborn creation abilities to the next level—the fully-conscious, totally-at-your-fingertips level, where money flows like water and joy is an everyday reality. Boni has created a literal “map” to help you change your relationship to money and abundance.
You will learn:
Why money is different and why you need to approach it differently from anything else you manifest.
Step by step guidance to discover your hidden blockages to abundance and resolve them once and for all.
How to test yourself for limiting beliefs and (better yet) how to change them permanently.
How to tell when your energy is shifting towards an abundant future and how to accelerate that movement.
The actions to take in the physical world to anchor in the energetic changes you’re making.
How to shift and change your image around money so that when the abundance arrives you don’t un-create it.
It’s time to claim the abundant life you were born to live. Are you ready to change your financial reality … forever?
On the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party, Pearlman’s new book American Justice on Trial: People v. Newton compares the explosive state of American race relations in 1968 to race relations today with insights from key participants and observers of the internationally-watched Oakland, California death-penalty trial that launched the Panther Party and transformed the American jury “of one’s peers” to the diverse cross-section we often take for granted today. The book includes comments from Newton prosecutor Lowell Jensen, pioneering black jury foreman David Harper and TV journalist Belva Davis, as well as from Huey Newton’s older brother Melvin Newton, former Panthers Kathleen Cleaver, David Hillliard and Emory Douglas. It also includes comments from civil rights experts including Bryan Stevenson, Barry Scheck and John Burris. This book complements the nonprofit documentary project of the same name for which Pearlman is co-producer/co-director on behalf of Arc of Justice Productions, Inc.
Real stories and real feedback on what should be said, what should be kept to yourself, and what can be done when trying to support someone you care about as they navigate loss. Breaking Sad helps us start conversations through its pages of personal stories and suggestions from everyday survivors—bringing us all to a place where we can more comfortably offer support and caring to people when they need it most.
Featuring stories from Montel Williams, Olivia Newton-John, Scott Hamilton, Giuliana Rancic, Valerie Harper, and more!
Liz Palmer's first book takes wine lovers to the heart of Champagne with the launch of The Ultimate Guide To Champagne. One of North America's leading experts on Champagne, Liz Palmer wrote The Ultimate Guide To Champagne with a strong personal passion for Champagne and the region.
This ground-breaking book has received critical acclaim by the industry and promises to WOW the reader.
There is much more to champagne than the drink - Champagne is named after the region where it is grown, fermented and bottled. This essential guide takes you to this region, explores its culture and honors its history.
The Ultimate Guide To Champagne is highly recommended for everyone, from beginners to experts. It's a remarkable point of reference into which any wine lover or professional can dip in and browse.
"The Champagne Bible for ALL wine lovers."
Unlike any other book about Champagne, The Ultimate Guide To Champagne is the most comprehensive and visually stunning guide you'll ever come across - in these pages you'll discover: 316 pages including over 220 Engaging Photos, Maps, Detailed Charts, and Historical Anecdotes.
This book is about the stones of the White House and the stonemasons from Scotland who created the finest stone carving in eighteenth-century America.
The walls of the President’s House are not silent if you look beneath the paint that makes them white and focus your attention on their placement, marks, scars, floral carvings, and varied shapes. Down the Potomac River, the Aquia quarry from which the stones came remains. Abandoned and apparently left as it was two centuries ago, it yields volumes to the eye about how hundreds of men transformed the raw outcroppings into building blocks.The stone walls they created are all that is left of the original White House. They remember great moments and the full succession of presidents. No one knows more about the White House than William Seale. His extensive knowledge gives form to the living history of the monumental building, supported by newly commissioned photography by Martin Radigan and Bruce M. White.
Many executives overlook the single-most critical aspect of leadership. Have you?
The most important driver of overall success is your own self-leadership. Without it, your career may stall. Why? Because how you lead yourself directly impacts your ability to lead others, and that, in turn, can prevent you from reaching your full career potential.
Self-leadership. It begins and ends with YOU™.
In Leading YOU™: The power of self-leadership to build your executive brand and drive career success, Senior Executive Coach Brenda Bence reveals the 15 most damaging self-leadership behaviors she regularly sees in her practice. She then provides you with dozens of tips and techniques you can immediately apply to correct or improve these behaviors.
Packed with real-life executive coaching case studies from around the globe, this book will help you:
Strengthen your Executive Presence and build an outstanding leadership brand.
Quit acting like a victim of your calendar, your time, and "the system."
Utilize powerful mind management techniques to stop limiting behaviors.
Learn how to successfully manage "up" to bosses and "across" to peers.
Promote yourself without bragging, to help you gain visibility and the job you want.
Successfully influence others even if you don't have an official title or authority.
Leading YOU™ not only cuts to the core of what's needed for effective self-leadership, but it's also the only book to identify and explain the relationship between self-leadership and a winning leadership brand--the Trademarked YOU™®. Together with the award-winning companion book, Would YOU Want to Work for YOU™?, this book will become your go-to resource for advancing in your career through the power of authentic self-leadership.
The Richmond Crusade for Voters, founded in 1956 to directly oppose Massive Resistance and the Stanley Plan, has served the city of Richmond for 60 years. Despite efforts to suppress minority voter turnout, the Richmond Crusade for Voters thrived at motivating voters to participate in local, state, and national elections. The organization was skilled at mobilizing African American voters, and its purpose, then and now, is to increase the voting strength of the citizens of Richmond. Images of Modern America: The Richmond Crusade for Voters provides a pictorial history of one of the nation's most influential voter education and voter registration organizations through vintage and contemporary images.
Learn how to use denial to help you when you are facing tragedy and how to recognize and move past denial when it becomes counterproductive.
Denial is often seen as an inability or unwillingness to face unpleasant or difficult realities--from financial losses, to illnesses like alcoholism, to larger social issues like climate change. In some instances, denial can be detrimental because it can keep you stuck in a cycle of destructive behaviors. However, denial can also be very useful for helping you get through hard times, allowing you to tap into your resiliency for emotional survival.With great insight and originality, author Holly Parker shows you how to use denial as a buffer in the face of tragedy and how to know when your use of denial has become counterproductive or detrimental. Through a fresh, comforting, and clinically-based perspective, Parker takes the shame out of denial with practical and relatable solutions to uncovering, reframing, and harnessing this very normal coping technique. Hands-on exercises and compelling personal stories help you apply this information to your situation and come to accept your need for denial when it helps, and break through it to face life’s challenges with courage when it hurts.
Harvard University lecturer and clinical psychologist Dr. Holly Parker offers a step-by-step guide for coping with emotionally unavailable partners.
Living with an emotionally absent partner can be overwhelming. Constantly overcoming the silent distance can leave you with the sense that the give-and-take in your relationship has disappeared. But even a broken relationship can be reinvigorated.
In helping real-world couples achieve a fulfilling future, Harvard University lecturer and clinical psychologist Dr. Holly Parker has developed a program filled with practical exercises and powerful advice for individuals on both sides of an emotionally damaged relationship. In If We’re Together, Why Do I Feel So Alone?, Dr. Parker presents her revelatory insights on topics such as:
How to identify unavailable personality types, such as the Critic, the Sponge, the Iceberg, the Emotional Silencer, and the Defender
How to create healthy emotional connections and boost physical intimacy
How to eliminate habits that trigger self-sabotaging behavior
With patience, empathy, and willpower, Dr. Parker’s program can help you restore balance and peace of mind, and turn your damaged partnership back into a rewarding and joyful bond.
GOOD GIRLS MARRY DOCTORS: SOUTH ASIAN AMERICAN DAUGHTERS ON OBEDIENCE AND REBELLION, edited by Piyali Bhattacharya, is the first anthology to examine the multiple facets of daughterhood in South Asian American families.
The voices in this volume reveal how a Good Girl is trained to seamlessly blend professional success with the maintenance and reproduction of her family's cultural heritage. Her gratitude for her immigrant parents' sacrifices creates intense pressure to perform and embody the role of the "perfect daughter." Yet, the demand for such perfection can stifle desire, curb curiosity, and make it fraught for a Good Girl to construct her own identity in the face of stern parental opinion.
Of course, this is not always the case. Certain stories in this collection uncover relationships between parents and daughters that are open and supportive while also being exacting. Many of the essays, however, dig into difficult truths about what it is to be a young woman in a world of overbearing cultural expectation.
GOOD GIRLS MARRY DOCTORS is filled with honest stories, difficult and joyous, heartbreaking and hilarious, from a diverse array of powerful women. These narratives combine to expose struggles that are too often hidden from the public eye, while reminding those going through similar experiences that they are heard, and they are not alone.
Activate your bigger intelligence. Most of us walk through life relying on rational thinking and half-baked ideas as our guide. This clear and refreshing book will help you get out of the old rut of thinking only with your brain. Dr. Mayfield has cracked the code on the mysteries of how the body and mind (actually a bodymind) function together. By combining western medical physiology with classical acupuncture theory, he has pulled back the curtain with stories and simple understanding that let everyone feel their own bodymind connection. With seven simple habits, he shows us how to step out of the pain and suffering of mind-centered consciousness and fully live in the heart-centered world of our own making. You will learn how to: • Release painful memories and old traumas • Take control of your multi-dimensional body intelligence • Tune into “first feelings” and listen to your innate wisdom • Rediscover the joy of movement you felt as a child • Bring your life into harmony with how all your organs operate • Experience your best, illuminated self • Achieve peace of mind
In a tale of sand, songs, survival and untimely erections, it takes a trek along the Australian coastline for Benjamin Allmon to find himself, and the true key to happiness.
It is 2006. After more than a decade trying to make it in the music industry, singer-songwriter Ben is getting desperate. As his former bandmates settle into sensible careers he gives it one last shot and records his debut album. The only problem – how to promote it?
In homage to the Deep South bluesmen who walked and played their way to Chicago, he decides to trek 1000 kilometres of Australian coastline. Kissing his girlfriend goodbye, he sets off with a guitar, a sleeping bag and a heroic miscalculation of what he’s getting into.
Beset by bushfires, dingoes, and septuagenarian nudists, fame seems to forever be over the horizon. Penniless and lost, the tour soon becomes a matter of survival instead of climbing the charts. Through his encounters with the people you only meet when walking slow and sleeping rough, Ben realises that what he wanted at the outset has changed enormously.
If you are or ever have been married, chances are you have one—or maybe even more than one. And if you’re about to be one, your hope is to be a good one. So, what is this “one”? Actually, it’s a “who.” According to recent studies, this person contributes tension to approximately sixty percent of all marriages. Some label her fearsome, loathsome, conniving, interfering, the monster-of-all-monsters. Others claim she is a sweet, second mother. But more realistically, she is most often just a person somewhere between the two extremes. She is—THE MOTHER-IN-LAW. His Mother! is not a self-help book or a how-to manual. It is a collection of real-life accounts from modern-day women representing a range of ages, religions, nationalities, education and even hair color. It is a collection of writings that offers poignant, sweet, bitter, amusing, sarcastic, and joyful reminders of how complicated the woman and the relationship can be. By the turn of the last page, you may meet someone whom you already know, or perhaps someone you once knew. You might even meet someone you’d like to know or be. For sure, there are opportunities to laugh, to cry, and maybe even do both at the same time. These stories offer all of this because well…she is after all… His Mother!
Literary Nonfiction. Poetry. Young Adult. In SOUND GENERATION, the teen girls of WriteGirl share poems, stories and songs about their identity and dreams, relationships and challenges, midnight phone calls with friends and international adventures—both real and imagined—across Los Angeles, the United States, South America, Europe and more. Many pieces in this anthology are inspired by music—how melodies and lyrics connect girls to their lives, and connect them to the world. From the soundtrack of a grandmother's kitchen, to a cassette playing when a girl first realizes she is in love, to vinyl records shrouded in well-worn sleeves, the sounds of these writers' words transport readers to places where we can rejoice, reflect and resist together. Tune into the soundscape of your own life as you listen to the voices in this book...and enjoy an entire symphony of writing advice and experiments to help you compose your own stories.
The art of hula is thriving in cities all over the country and the world, but it is not always understood. In The Natives Are Restless, journalist Constance Hale presents the largely untold story of the dance tradition, using the twin keyholes of Kumu Patrick Makuakane (a Hawai‘i-born, San Francisco–based hula master), and his 350-person arts organization (Na Lei Hulu i ka Wekiu). In the background, she weaves the poignant story of an ancient people and the resilience of their culture. In the foreground, she tells the story of an electrifying new form of hula that has emerged from a restless generation of artists like Makuakane. The crisp narrative is complemented by full-color photographs and illustrations. Her love for hula, and her history with the dance, inform Hale’s prose on every level. She makes Makuakane’s exuberant, fierce, sensuous dance style come alive on the page.
Long before she became a museum curator, Jan Krulick-Belin curated memories... photographs and mementos of her father, who died in 1960 when she was just six. Her mother rarely spoke about him again, until a year before her own death in 2002, when she gave Jan a box of nearly one hundred love letters he had written between January 1942 and September 1944 while he served in the Army Air Corps in North Africa and Italy. Not reading them until five years later, they revealed a treasure trove of information about her parents' relationship years before they eventually married... and brought back to life the father she thought she'd lost forever.
What follows is the true story of the author's emotional and life-changing pilgrimage of the heart to find and reclaim the father she barely knew.
The letters lead Jan on an extraordinary journey following her father's actual footsteps during the war years. Each letter evokes another time and place, while a series of amazing twists, turns, uncanny coincidences, and the kindness of strangers lead to unexpected discoveries from Morocco to Paris to upstate New York. The adventure comes full circle when Jan reconnects with the Jewish-Moroccan family that provided a lonely soldier a feeling of home, fulfilling a wish unearthed in one of his letters.
With captivating lyricism, Amazon Wisdom Keeper transports us into the multicultural upbringing and transformation of Loraine Van Tuyl, a graduate psychology student and budding shamanic healer who’s blindsided by startling visions, elusive drumming, and her inseverable mystical ties to the Amazon rainforest of her native Suriname.
Is she in the wrong field, or did her childhood dreams, imaginary guides, and premonitions somehow prepare her for these challenges? Did Suriname’s military coup and her family’s uprooting move to the US rob her from all that she knew and loved at thirteen to help reveal her soul’s purpose, or is she losing her mind by entertaining far-fetched questions and hunches that can’t be answered or proven—like wondering if her perplexing life story is shedding light on the double-binds in her field on purpose, and suspecting that her soul’s daunting blue print was plotted long before she was even born? Van Tuyl wrestles with these questions and more as she embarks upon her risky quest, enduring test upon test in search of her true self and calling while enrolled in a rigorous academic program that regards intuitive healing methods as unscientific—and even unethical.
THEREFORE; Forgive, Love and Rest is a collection of extraordinary stories by ordinary people who moved from a state of brokenness to beauty. During some of the most difficult times of their lives, they found the hope and strength they needed through faith and an unfailing God. As you read each testimony, be inspired and ready to seek God for your H.E.L.P (healing, encouragement, love, peace and purpose) during difficult seasons to experience forgiveness, love and rest in Him. Contributing Authors: Dena Crecy, Jeannette Dixon, Terri Hogue, Sonja Jones, Veronica Jones, Betty Kossick, Patricia Manning, Delores McLaughlin and Rod Price.
A boy’s enchanted childhood in a coastal town on the Isle of Man – one of rabbit hunts, darkened church naves and lessons in ancient Viking heritage – is about to disappear forever. Boyhood dreams of football fame are ditched for drinking pints with the lads at the local pool hall; just the beginning of a descent into wretched self-destruction, smoking crack with homeless friends under London’s bridges, a volatile cocktail of drugs, bodybuilding and steroid use colliding with disastrous consequences. Anything and everything will eventually be employed to quell an insatiable appetite for self-loathing and denial.
After leaving his beloved Isle of Man, Michael is squandering his life in a grim apartment on the outskirts of Auckland, New Zealand. A chance encounter with a former model will sweep him away to the sheer luxury of California; a stroke of good fortune that Michael promptly sets out to destroy with one sordid escapade after another across the Mexican border. Finally, facing the truth of his addictions and committed to enduring recovery, Michael finds himself running with a who’s who of Hollywood, only to be repulsed by the decadence and empty promises of fame and fortune.
Tragedy and comedy combine in this irresistible memoir, the destruction caused by drugs and alcohol outdone only by one man’s irrepressible will to live.
After her son, Zachary, dies in her arms at birth, visual artist and author Alexis Marie Chute disappears into her “Year of Distraction.” She cannot paint or write or tap into the heart of who she used to be, mourning not only for Zachary, but also for the future they might have had together. It is only when Chute learns she is pregnant again that she sets out to find healing and rediscover her identity, just in time, she hopes, to welcome her next child.
In the forty weeks of her pregnancy, Chute grapples with her strained marriage, shaken faith, and medical diagnosis, with profound results. Glowing with riveting and gorgeous prose, Expecting Sunshine chronicles the anticipation and anxiety of expecting a baby while still grieving for the child that came before, enveloping readers with insightful observations on grief and healing, life and death, and the incredible power of a mother’s love.
Carol Anderson grows up in a fundamentalist Christian home in the 60s, a time when being gay was in opposition to all social and religious mores and against the law in most states. Fearing the rejection of her parents, she hides the truth about her love orientation, creating emotional distance from them for years, as she desperately struggles to harness her powerful attractions to women while pursuing false efforts to be with men.
The watershed point in Carol's journey comes when she returns to graduate school and discovers the feminist movement, which emboldens her sense of personal power and the freedom to love whom she chooses. But this sense of self-possession comes too late for honesty with her father. His unexpected death before she can tell him the truth brings the full cost of Carol's secret crashing in compelling her to come out to her mother before it is too late. Candid and poignant, You Can't Buy Love Like That reveals the complex invisible dynamics that arise for gay people who are forced to hide their true selves in order to survive, and celebrates the hard-won rewards of finding one's courageous heart and achieving self-acceptance and self-love.
Have you ever asked yourself how our diverse nation got along to begin with and why we were able to work with one another up until the last fifty years? First, let’s just state the obvious: The religious, agnostics and atheists aren’t leaving the country any time soon. 70 Years of American Captivity reveals documentary proof of a non-sectarian covenant agreement, which applies to all Americans within our Federal Compact.
You’ll learn how our diverse nation got along and continued to work out our differences while making it a birthplace of liberty and ingenuity. It takes a non-judgmental approach in proving God is NOT “judging” America, while revealing historic, scientific and documentary evidence the Federal government has broken its covenant to the citizens it swore to protect— and there are literal consequences to this breach which can be systematically explored.
Taking screen shots through 500 years of American history allows readers to become infused with a flavor for a very distinct American covenant: One which ties religious, economic and non-sectarian goals under one umbrella of Federal awareness. Factual history and modern news feeds all speak through historical narratives and current stories of injustice in order to prove scientifically to the atheist, biblically for the believer and with common sense for all others that by breaking our American covenant, we can set ourselves up for a seventy-year captivity. This time period will not look like the America we all know and love.
There is good news: You’ll explore solid solutions for economic, social and spiritual applications which can go a long way to help Americans avoid landing on the ash heap of extinct civilizations. Before we trust any more tax seasons or election cycles to a Federal government in the throes of betrayal, this book reaches out to all walks of life with hope for the future.
The true story of an autistic boy with a body under siege by mysterious illness, and the chicken who saved his life.
"Heartbreakingly beautiful, the gift of the human animal bond."Temple Grandin, Author, researcher, consultant and world-renowned autism spokesperson
Eight-year-old Andrew was autistic and bilingual. He spoke English and Chicken. But the day he told his pet chicken Frightful that his body was trying to kill him, Andrew's family and an entire medical community were launched into a decade-long quest for answers. This honest memoir of fierce and faithful parenting takes readers on a heartfelt journey through chronic illness and Asperger's syndrome to discover the healing bond between a boy and his chicken. Navigating the complex landscape of modern medicine and genetics, through a rare diagnosis of Trisomy 8 Mosaicism and an experimental bone marrow transplant, readers venture to places where chickens talk, superheroes come alive, and a boy on the brink of death finds the courage to survive.
This book is for the fans of guitar amplifiers and the history that lies behind them. Starting with early amp models like the Gibson EH-150 that was first used with Gibson’s EH-150 lap-steel guitar and later the Charlie Christian ES-150 guitar, it then delves into the development of Fender, Vox, and Orange amps, and goes right up to the modern boutique designers like Industrial, Dr. Z, Fargen and Fuchs. Also featured are such tube amp classics as the Seymour Duncan Convertible head, ahead of its time in offering tube-switching before THD Amps existed.
The peculiar tropical paradise at the end of the road draws millions of visitors, but many miss out on its true spirit and hidden places. Now, you won't endure such a fate. This 288-page, full-color guide enlightens and entertains, whether you're escaping here for a weekend, a lifetime, or are simply planning an armchair journey from afar.
Inside, find hundreds of local picks for lodging, food, bars, and attractions, all while taking an honest, unpredictable literary voyage through obscure hideouts, tall tales and drinking customs. Basically this is a guide by locals, set to the spirit of the Keys.
• hundreds of color photos, a dozen maps • trip planning, tips for lodging deals • local carnivorous cuisine, eateries with vegetarian plates • beaches, nightlife, drinking customs, water sports • late breakfasts, late-night food, 24-hour stores • literary guide, theatre, art, music, bad jokes, good jokes • marinas, transient boating, RV & tent camping • local products, shopping • kid-friendly stuff, freebies • dog-friendly lodging • the drive from Miami • fishing guide • Conch translator • history, culture, drugs, treasure • nature, wildlife, tiny deer, big fish • eco-minded businesses • life wisdoms, achieving world peace
The book was conceived, written, and designed by us two locals: avid travelers and professional freelance writers. It includes the last 40 miles of inhabited Keys including Bahia Honda; plus Marquesas, Dry Tortugas.
In I Will Not Be a Pawn, a prison corrections officer provides a unique perspective on the complex relationships and hierarchies of the prison system and how life behind bars has both changed and stayed the same.
Joseph S. Spicer Sr. details his life both within the Department of Corrections and outside. His memoirs provide a powerful look at corruption and courage.
Spicer notes that corrections officers aren’t supposed to stand out. They are supposed to be homogenous units designed to aid the more important pieces without drawing any attention to themselves. In short, they are the pawns of the corrections system. Spicer began to see prison life as one big game of chess, with he and his fellow officers being thrust out on to the board for use as sacrificial lambs.
Join Spicer as he looks back on his time at the Department of Corrections—using the “king,” “queen,” and “bishop” as examples of rampant corruption within the system—and details his refusal to be anyone’s pawn. To the readers, he imparts lessons learned from his bosses, his coworkers, and the prisoners themselves.
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A look at the spiritual, emotional, and philosophical implications of end-of-life care by an elegant and literary writer who is a hospital chaplain.
As a hospital chaplain, Amy Wright Glenn has been present with those suffering from suicide, trauma, disease, and unforeseen accidents and has been witness to the intense grief and powerful insights that so often accompany loss. She weaves together memoir, philosophical inquiry, and cutting-edge research on death/dying to chronicle how we, as individuals and as a culture, handle everything from grief to mortality.
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.
Recovery from active addiction is a lifelong journey that can take many paths. By aligning yoga philosophy and poses with each of the Twelve Steps, Kyczy Hawk presents a physical and spiritual guide that complements and augments any twelve-step practice. Readers will investigate how they think, feel, and believe by using a new vocabulary to process traditional recovery principles.
This book is a do-it-yourself manual for voters, small business owners, lobbyists, and policy advocates who want to take political action, influence leaders and change laws.
This book is for you if you ever...
Wanted to change a law.
Thought a law was unfair or unjust.
Felt confused by bureaucracy.
Thibault provides a better understanding of policy change and political persuasion (also known as lobbying). Once you understand the power of lobbying, you will be able to improve your community, influence leaders, and impact the world.
How To Change A Law offers insight, actionable tools, and strategies that will lead you to becoming an active Citizen Legislator who realizes that their participation in public policy matters.
This book is your roadmap. You'll learn:
The 7-step process for successfully making a significant change and taking action in just 60 minutes. Common mistakes to avoid.
Successfully getting past internal and external roadblocks.
Real life policy success stories where someone saw a problem and wanted to implement a solution to make a change.
How to vote on issues, not for candidates.
How to use the Political Persuasion Platform™ and the iLobby solution to change laws through crowd funded lobbying.
We are at a turning point in our politics; everyone needs to get involved, come together around issues, build coalitions, fund their initiatives, and intelligently pursue their agenda.
Ensoulment is an encounter with a young filmmaker struggling to explain the feminine, according to psychologist Carl Jung’s theories. She interviews authors and leaders including Dr. James Hollis, Dr. Abigail Disney, Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, Dr. Cynthia Eller and Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling, amongst others, to broaden her perspective about what the feminine is and how it takes place in Western culture. What starts out as an attempt to make a film, ends in a search of meaning, belonging and the path back to her true self.
Patent Drawing Rules is the ideal, concise reference book for patent attorneys, patent agents, patent draftsmen, inventors, libraries, science and invention museums, and people outside of the United States applying for a U.S. patent. The well-illustrated book covers how patent drawings are made; what patent drawings should and must illustrate in applications for nonprovisional and design patents; provisional application for patent drawings; PCT and Hague Agreement international applications; and how to prepare drawings for electronic submission. The book outlines the various patent drawing rules of the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the World Intellectual Property Organization into a single book of 250 pages with 114 sample illustrations.
What started as a guide to political mythology grew into a call for action as well. We're at a critical point in our history. If we keep on the way we are we may not survive it, but there is hope! Hope that our newest adult generation, the Millennials, can solve our problems by thinking about them so differently from their parents and grandparents that most of us can't even understand it. The author sees greatness in them. Politics is part mythology. Like the Emperor in the famous story, people and their cultures are vain. They like to keep an image of themselves that's better than they deserve, to cover their faults in glorious cloth. To do that, cultures tell stories. They tell them to their people, to each other, and to themselves. They lie to themselves about themselves, inventing the clothes they'd like to have and telling everyone they have them, hoping people won't see the blemishes underneath. Sometimes the stories become reality. Other times they're destructive or just deceptive. We'll strip some of those clothes from the Empire, one set at a time, and see how they're made. After all, who doesn't love a naked Emperor?
Why They Stay explores the possible reasoning and motivation of wives who stay with their politician-husbands after they cheat. Hillary Clinton couldn't have known in 1998 how her husband's high-profile philandering would play out. Would he be rehabilitated in the public eye? She took the gamble. Had she left the marriage, today she might be the spurned wife of a retired politician instead of the first American woman to run for president on a major party ticket. Looking back on the path chosen by the nine political wives profiled in this book, we have the evidence to see a pattern as old as the dynastic maneuverings of England's medieval queens. The women married to the "royalty" of our times, politicians, make similar cold calculations in order to hold onto their 'thrones' and their family's history-making potential.
On August 9, 2014, tragedy struck the annual Gratiot County Fair. In the blink of an eye, a fifteen-hundred-pound bull named Vegas stomped seventeen-year-old Nathan Davis to near death. Initially, no one understood the extent of Nathan’s injuries as he walked with assistance out of the arena. The situation, however, grew bleak when Nathan’s health quickly took a turn for the worse and he found himself fighting for his life in a small rural hospital. Finding Hope on Vegas details an incredible, true story of relentless dedication and determination and how a self-reliant family suddenly found themselves completely dependent on Divine Providence and intervention. For the Davis family, excruciating minutes slowly turned into hours, days, and weeks. It would literally take miracle after miracle to keep Nathan alive, but through the outpouring of support from family, friends, and strangers, the Davis family found the strength to handle more than they could have ever imagined.
See the free book preview or overview available on the internet. The book is a memoir to the exceptionally talented and gifted American artist, and teacher Mr Robert B. Ferguson (1920-1990). The book consists of original fine art paintings, and autobiography by the subject artist, and American essays, and biography by the author. The book is chiefly color, includes bibliographical references, and has approximately 220 text pages, with a page size of 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" and a soft cover.
A Journey to Yonder is the tale of one woman’s refusal to allow the challenges of her past to define her present. She grows up with a special needs sibling and loses her childhood home, and we then follow her through an abusive relationship and into the most unforgiving of human trials.
With experiences that leave you feeling so alone, how do you hold on to hope? How do you go on?
Nidhi Kaur’s compelling use of both poetry and prose intimately welcomes readers into this moving story of spiritual rediscovery. Poems are sprinkled throughout the story, guiding readers through intimate and stunning moments of truth. Kaur reminds us that if we offer our trust completely to God, we are never alone.
The author of the spiritual collection of poetry My Wedding with Truth, Nidhi Kaur once again delivers an emotionally enlightened journey through the human heart. Miracles can be seen everywhere in this world, and Kaur helps us remember to keep our eyes open in this riveting story of redemption.
Have you ever been in the toilet and so desperate to have something to read that you acquainted yourself with the ingredients of shampoo or tooth paste? The bathroom rule is a simple one, and will be understood immediately by everyone who likes to take with them something to read while they conduct their toilet: the best articles and stories are the ones one can finish in the time it takes to eliminate one’s stool. Some of you are all business: a classic haiku is too long for you. Some of you will stay until you finish "war and peace". For most of us, though, a nice, relaxing movement of ten to twelve minutes seems about right. (I should admit, in the spirit of candour, that I occasionally disappear into the loo with the nytimes Sunday crossword, and can get rather caught up in the “war and peace” of things.)
Whispers of Wonder (WOW) - A Journey of Beauty and Balance, offers a wealth of inspired writings and a plethora of beautiful images that focus on two subjects: breathtaking natural beauty and creative interaction with nature, primarily through rock balancing. In today's rapid-paced world, it is common to feel stressed and unbalanced. Although engaging with nature is a powerful way to reestablish a sense of balance, busy lives provide few opportunities to find and maintain healthy equilibrium. If only through words and pictures, and even if only for a few moments, browsing the pages of WOW restores inner balance through compelling nuggets of wisdom coupled with captivating photos.
The photos and writings of WOW offer fresh perspectives to ponder, stimulating evolution in the quest for peaceful, enlightened existence. The prose is full of heart, providing points of focus through a soulful lens. The photographs are windows to insight.
Whether enjoyed from cover to cover or simply opened at a random page, this book will stir the soul and delight the eye. Let this beauty of a book touch your life, and the lives of those who deserve a splendid gift.
This landmark work provides a sweeping and comprehensive orientation, foundation, and guide to making the most radical of revolutions: a communist revolution aimed at emancipating humanity— getting beyond all forms of oppression and exploitation on a world scale.
This book is a masterwork and a master class—it is a living laboratory of the new synthesis of communism developed by Bob Avakian. It is also striking in its ability to combine high level revolutionary communist theory and modeling of revolutionary leadership with a visceral, colloquial, and passionate style that will resonate with and be accessible to a wide variety of readers.
This thought-provoking book is sure to challenge stereotypes and conventional thinking.
Many parents say "I just want my child to be happy."
In this book, Usha Chudasama guides and empowers parents and their children - aged five to eleven years old - to shift negative perceptions and build a strong positive mindset. Parenting is a science. This book lays the foundation to build resilience for life's future challenges. Uniquely, blending the up-to-date theory of positive psychology, neuroscience and holistic practices, this jargon-free book takes you step-by-step through: scripted, fun and practical activities; powerful techniques and strategies; to create the ideal setting for raising a happy and confident child.
In this book you will learn how to:
understand the dynamics of family life today and how to manage stress;
become aware of how your behaviour and experiences influence how you parent your child; and
use a range of techniques to change your child's mindset for self-confidence and happiness
The definitions of our words are changing and we aren't aware of it. Those who do know are using this information to their advantage. This is their tactic to train people how to act and think. They are manipulating the unsuspecting to shift their beliefs without them knowing it. They maneuver us through three processes: Changing the definitions of words, interpreting writings from long ago using today's definitions, and Leaving out information. How are they changing the definitions of words? *Discrediting words like Truth to create new ways to lie so they appear to be telling the truth. *Switching words like Right and Wrong to Appropriate and Inappropriate to get rid of right and wrong altogether. * Creating concepts like Relativism to do away with truth and reality. What unchangable writings are being reinterpreted? *Important national documents like The Declaration of Independence. *Speeches from long ago like Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have a Dream" speech. *How our country is run by destroying the foundation we were built on. How does leaving out information affect us? *This information negligence allows the unsuspectings' knowledge and opinions to be formed without the benefit of all the facts. *It creates chaos in our society and in the outcome of court cases. *It conditions the unsuspecting until they believe things they don't agree with. *It indoctrinates people to accept the ideologies of those creating the changed definitions.
When something embarrassing happens to you, what is the first thing you do? Look around to see if anyone else saw you? Not Keith Stewart. Instead, he writes it all down and shares it with the world. Join in on the fun as Keith shares his Hysterical stories that include ripping down gas pumps, fighting with a bird trapped inside a grocery store, and confronting the one and only Bernadette Peters. After reading the hilarious memoir of this klutzy, southern man, you will feel better about your own humiliating moments, and instantly feel like you have gained a new best friend.
This user-friendly book provides a step-by-step guide to using the five major approaches to research design: quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods, arts-based, and community-based participatory research. Chapters on each approach follow a unique format--they present a template for a research proposal and explain in detail how to conceptualize and fill in every section. Terminology commonly used within each approach is identified, and key moments of ethical decision making are flagged. Interdisciplinary research examples draw on current events and social justice topics. Unique coverage includes hot topics: replication studies and data sharing, tailoring proposals to different audiences, and more. The book also includes a general introduction to social research; an in-depth, practical discussion of ethics; and a chapter on how to begin a research study, from planning a topic to developing a research question via a literature review.
John Crossman's Career Killers/ Career Builders is based off his most requested speech, which is The Top 5 Ways to Get Fired and The Top 5 Ways to Keep From Being Fired.
John's passion is helping college students and young professionals reach their potential by avoiding the most dangerous life choices that can cause them to ruin their careers. This book has a wide audience, anyone from the ages 18-31, and the people that employ them. The book is not meant for just people in business, it is meant for any professional. What John has seen, on a national level, is a need for additional training resources for the millennial group on core aspects of being a professional. This book helps them lead a healthy and successful life.