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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As featured in the New York Times “Modern Love” column * a Redbook Magazine must-read * Harper's Bazaar * Yahoo! Style, InStyle, Rumpus, Hello Giggles, Bustle, and Southern Living magazine Fall book pick
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.