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By Galadriel Watson. 2019
These people did what?! Join author Galadriel Watson as she takes us on a journey of discovery—a tour of the… human body’s amazing abilities, featuring masters of muscle, speed demons, brain bosses, and more! Extreme Abilities is a fun and fascinating survey of what humans are capable of, with examples from around the world and throughout history. Short sketches of famous individuals, such as Louis Cyr and Usain Bolt, mixed with stories about the amazing physical feats of others not-so-famous, draw readers in and bring these astounding abilities to life in vivid color. Each chapter also features a section on how young readers can work at improving their own skills (and a section on how not to get hurt in the process), plus bite-sized related fast facts and sidebars. Easy-to-follow explanations of anatomy, physics, and other sciences are enhanced by Cornelia Li’s energetic and engaging artwork, and photos throughout further help to illustrate the awesome displays of the human body at work.
By Brian Harvey. 2019
An adventure story set against the backdrop of a son trying to understand his fatherAfter a 25-year break from boating,… Brian Harvey circumnavigates Vancouver Island with his wife, his dog, and a box of documents that surfaced after his father’s death. John Harvey was a neurosurgeon, violinist, and photographer who answered his door a decade into retirement to find a sheriff with a summons. It was a malpractice suit, and it did not go well. Dr. Harvey never got over it. The box contained every nurse’s record, doctor’s report, trial transcript, and expert testimony related to the case. Only Brian’s father had read it all — until now.In this beautifully written memoir, Brian Harvey shares how after two months of voyaging with his father’s ghost, he finally finds out what happened in the O.R. that crucial night and why Dr. Harvey felt compelled to fight the excruciating accusations.
By Penelope Quest. 2007
Best known as a gentle, hands-on healing technique for physical ailments, Reiki is also a holistic system that can be… used for healing body, mind, emotions, and spirit. This accessible overview of Reiki addresses a wide range of topics, including the origins and development of Reiki as a healing system; what to expect when receiving a Reiki treatment; how Reiki treats both the symptoms and the causes of illness; and how to use Reiki for self-healing as well as for healing other people, animals, plants, and the environment. Practical exercises and visualizations designed to encourage relaxation and develop insight and energy awareness are also provided.
By Michael Paterson. 2011
Elizabeth II is within a few years of becoming the longest-reigning British monarch A personally quiet modest and… dutiful person she is far better-informed about the lives of her subjects than they often realize She has known every Prime Minister since Winston Churchill and every American President since Eisenhower Yet what of the woman behind the crown The book seeks to take a new look at this exhaustively-documented life and show how Queen Elizabeth became the person she is Who and what have been the greatest influences upon her What are her likes and dislikes What are her hobbies Who are her friends What does she feel about the demands of duty and protocol Is she really enjoying herself when she smiles during official events How differently does she behave when out of the public eye Examining the places in which she grew up or has lived the training she received and her attitudes to significant events in national life it presents a fresh view of one of recent history s most important figures
By Mark Stephens, Brendon Abram, Margaret A. Howard. 2018
A practical hands-on experienced-based guide from a military veteran turned yoga teacherBrendon Abram combines his first-hand experience with… PTSD in the field and years of teaching to offer this practical guide to bringing trauma-sensitive yoga to both clinical and studio settings Drawing on his work with military veterans first responders and survivors of domestic and sexual abuse he emphasizes the importance of respecting the uniqueness of every individual and demonstrates how to use the foundational principles of yoga to create a safe experience Abram explains that basic principles of yoga bring power to the practice and that breath mindful movement focused awareness and acceptance of present-moment experience form the foundation of any yoga offering
By Tim Blanning. 2016
The definitive biography of the legendary autocrat whose enlightened rule transformed the map of Europe and changed the course of… history Few figures loom as large in European history as Frederick the Great. When he inherited the Prussian crown in 1740, he ruled over a kingdom of scattered territories, a minor Germanic backwater. By the end of his reign, the much larger and consolidated Prussia ranked among the continent's great powers. In this magisterial biography, award-winning historian Tim Blanning gives us an intimate, in-depth portrait of a king who dominated the political, military, and cultural life of Europe half a century before Napoleon.A brilliant, ambitious, sometimes ruthless monarch, Frederick was a man of immense contradictions. This consummate conqueror was also an ardent patron of the arts who attracted painters, architects, musicians, playwrights, and intellectuals to his court. Like his fellow autocrat Catherine the Great of Russia, Frederick was captivated by the ideals of the Enlightenment--for many years he kept up lively correspondence with Voltaire and other leading thinkers of the age. Yet, like Catherine, Frederick drew the line when it came to implementing Enlightenment principles that might curtail his royal authority. Frederick's terrifying father instilled in him a stern military discipline that would make the future king one of the most fearsome battlefield commanders of his day, while deriding as effeminate his son's passion for modern ideas and fine art. Frederick, driven to surpass his father's legacy, challenged the dominant German-speaking powers, including Saxony, Bavaria, and the Habsburg Monarchy. It was an audacious foreign policy gambit, one at which Frederick, against the expectations of his rivals, succeeded. In examining Frederick's private life, Blanning also carefully considers the long-debated question of Frederick's sexuality, finding evidence that Frederick lavished gifts on his male friends and maintained homosexual relationships throughout his life, while limiting contact with his estranged, unloved queen to visits that were few and far between. The story of one man's life and the complete political and cultural transformation of a nation, Tim Blanning's sweeping biography takes readers inside the mind of the monarch, giving us a fresh understanding of Frederick the Great's remarkable reign.Praise for Frederick the Great "Writing Frederick's biography . . . requires a diverse set of skills: expertise in eighteenth-century diplomatic and military history, including the intricacies of the Holy Roman Empire; a familiarity with the music, architecture and intellectual traditions of Northern Europe; and, not least, a profound sense of human psychology, the better to grasp the makeup of this complex and tormented man. Fortunately, Tim Blanning . . . has all of these skills in abundance."--The Wall Street Journal "At once scholarly and highly readable . . . [Blanning] has given us a superb portrait of an enlightened despot, equally at home on the battlefield and in the opera house, both utterly ruthless and culturally refined."--Commentary "Blanning, in clear thinking and prose, investigates all aspects of Frederick's personality and reign. . . . The last word on this significant king, for years to come."--Booklist (starred review)"Masterly . . . Blanning brilliantly brings to life one of the most complex characters of modern European history."--The Telegraph (five stars) "A supremely nuanced account . . . This biography finds [Blanning] at the height of his powers."--Literary ReviewFrom the Hardcover edition.
By Stephen Cope. 2012
From the director of the Institute for Extraordinary Living at the famed Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health comes an… incisive and inspiring meditation on living the life you were born to live In this fast-paced age the often overwhelming realities of daily life may leave you feeling uncertain about how to realize your life s true purpose--what spiritual teachers call dharma But yoga master Stephen Cope says that in order to have a fulfilling life you must in fact discover the deep purpose hidden at the very core of your self In The Great Work of Your Life Cope describes the process of unlocking the unique possibility harbored within every human soul The secret he asserts can be found in the pages of a two-thousand-year-old spiritual classic called the Bhagavad Gita--an ancient allegory about the path to dharma told through a timeless dialogue between the fabled archer Arjuna and his divine mentor Krishna Cope takes readers on a step-by-step tour of this revered tale and in order to make it relevant to contemporary readers he highlights well-known Western lives that embody its central principles--including such luminaries as Jane Goodall whose life trajectory shows us the power of honoring The Gift Walt Whitman who listened for the call of the times Susan B Anthony whose example demonstrates the power of focused energy John Keats who was able to let his desire give birth to aspiration and Harriet Tubman whose life was nothing if not a lesson in learning to walk by faith This essential guide also includes everyday stories about following the path to dharma which illustrate the astonishingly contemporary relevance and practicality of this classic yogic story If you re feeling lost in your own life s journey The Great Work of Your Life may provide you with answers to the questions you most urgently need addressed--and may help you to find and to embrace your true calling Advance praise for The Great Work of Your Life Stephen Cope is a national treasure He is an incredibly rare combination of brilliant spiritual thinker elegant prose stylist and empathic grounded teacher The dharma stories threaded throughout The Great Work of Your Life are moving and instructive Keep a pen and paper handy as you read this remarkable book It s like an owner s manual for the soul --Dani Shapiro author of Devotion I am moved and inspired by The Great Work of Your Life the clarity and beauty of the lives lived in it and the timeless dharma it teaches --Jack Kornfield author of A Path with HeartFrom the Hardcover edition
This Is Your Do-Over: The 7 Secrets to Losing Weight, Living Longer, and Getting a Second Chance at the Life You Want
By Michael F. Roizen, Mehmet Oz, Ted Spiker. 2015
From one of America s most trusted physicians and the bestselling coauthor of the YOU series with Dr Mehmet… Oz--this practical and empowering guide shares the seven secrets to losing weight restoring peak vitality and regaining optimal health at any age It s never too late to get a second chance You do not have to let genetics or bad choices of the past dictate your health outcomes In fact you have the power to change your health destiny--no matter how you ve lived before In This Is Your Do-Over Dr Michael Roizen four-time 1 New York Times bestselling author and renowned Chief Wellness Officer of the Cleveland Clinic provides the tools you need to halt bad health and start living at your peak vitality In this book he addresses all the areas that contribute to total-body wellness including nutrition exercise sex stress sleep and the brain Using concrete strategies available to anyone of any age Dr Roizen shows you how to reset your health with his seven simple secrets to earning a Do-Over He even shares the key step missing in most other programs how to select and partner with the proper buddy or coach to get you to your goals Grounded in cutting-edge scientific research and culled from Dr Roizen s experience coaching thousands This Is Your Do-Over is the ultimate guide to reversing damage optimizing health and living a life filled with energy and happiness It is not too late Your Do-Over starts now
By Mark Schatzker. 2015
A lively and important argument from an award-winning journalist proving that the key to reversing America s health crisis lies… in the overlooked link between nutrition and flavor In The Dorito Effect Mark Schatzker shows us how our approach to the nation s number one public health crisis has gotten it wrong The epidemics of obesity heart disease and diabetes are not tied to the overabundance of fat or carbs or any other specific nutrient Instead we have been led astray by the growing divide between flavor--the tastes we crave--and the underlying nutrition Since the late 1940s we have been slowly leeching flavor out of the food we grow Those perfectly round red tomatoes that grace our supermarket aisles today are mostly water and the big breasted chickens on our dinner plates grow three times faster than they used to leaving them dry and tasteless Simultaneously we have taken great leaps forward in technology allowing us to produce in the lab the very flavors that are being lost on the farm Thanks to this largely invisible epidemic seemingly healthy food is becoming more like junk food highly craveable but nutritionally empty We have unknowingly interfered with an ancient chemical language--flavor--that evolved to guide our nutrition not destroy it With in-depth historical and scientific research The Dorito Effect casts the food crisis in a fascinating new light weaving an enthralling tale of how we got to this point and where we are headed We ve been telling ourselves that our addiction to flavor is the problem but it is actually the solution We are on the cusp of a new revolution in agriculture that will allow us to eat healthier and live longer by enjoying flavor the way nature intended
Women are not small men Stop eating and training like one Because most nutrition products and training… plans are designed for men it s no wonder that so many female athletes struggle to reach their full potential ROAR is a comprehensive physiology-based nutrition and training guide specifically designed for active women This book teaches you everything you need to know to adapt your nutrition hydration and training to your unique physiology so you can work with rather than against your female physiology Exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist Stacy T Sims PhD shows you how to be your own biohacker to achieve optimum athletic performance Complete with goal-specific meal plans and nutrient-packed recipes to optimize body composition ROAR contains personalized nutrition advice for all stages of training and recovery Customizable meal plans and strengthening exercises come together in a comprehensive plan to build a rock-solid fitness foundation as you build lean muscle where you need it most strengthen bone and boost power and endurance Because women s physiology changes over time entire chapters are devoted to staying strong and active through pregnancy and menopause No matter what your sport is running cycling field sports triathlons this book will empower you with the nutrition and fitness knowledge you need to be in the healthiest fittest strongest shape of your life
By Christopher Vasey. 2006
With more than 50,000 first-edition copies sold, this expanded second edition provides the latest information on restoring your body’s acid-alkaline… balance • Discusses the role of enzyme supplements, prebiotic and probiotic complexes, and antioxidants in neutralizing and eliminating acids • Addresses the relationship of proper hydration to essential enzyme activity and acid elimination • Outlines a sample alkaline detoxification diet Most people consume an abundance of highly processed foods that acidify the body. As a result, they are afflicted with health problems ranging from minor skin irritations, chronic fatigue, back pain, and depression to arthritis, ulcers, and osteoporosis. To enjoy optimum health, the body needs balanced quantities of alkaline and acid substances. In The Acid-Alkaline Diet for Optimum Health, naturopath and detoxification expert Christopher Vasey shows how a simple change in diet to restore your acid-alkaline balance can result in vast improvements in health. With two new chapters, this updated and expanded second edition provides the latest information on proper hydration and deacidification, important alkalizing supplements, and how to eliminate the body’s accumulated acids through intestinal cleansing. It also includes a new, detailed example of an alkaline detoxifying diet. Rather than organizing alkaline and acid foods based on their chemical composition, Vasey categorizes foods by their effect on the body, explaining that some foods, such as fruits, can have either an alkalizing or an acidifying effect, depending on who eats them. He describes how to determine your acid levels and how to design a diet best suited for your particular health needs.
By Satiag Rojas Posada. 2015
Sanamente es hoy por hoy uno de los espacios radiales m s reconocidos deColombia En este segundo tomo… el doctor Santiago Rojas director delprograma conversa con 100 expertossobre los 20 temas de salud que m s interesan y preocupan a los oyentesy a sus pacientes Los lectores encontrar n informaci n sobre enfermedades como el asma ladepresi n el insomnio tambi n las estrategias para tener unembarazo gozoso y c mo enfrentar el dolor o el estr s entre otrostemas de inter s Es un compendio pr ctico e imprescindible paraentender cada una de estas afecciones cu les son los tratamientosdisponibles consejos para aplicar en casa y testimonios de pacientesque han logrado salir adelante
By Sophie Thompson. 2018
When it comes to our skin nature knows how to soothe smooth hydrate refresh tone… and feed us It probably won t come as any surprise that rose is not only soothing to the skin but in traditional Chinese medicine it is soothing to our whole being Seaweeds are packed with antioxidants that are good both to eat and to turn back the clock with our skin Manuka honey gives hair softness while coffee is an incredible exfoliator it really wakes up your skin Sister Co teaches that you don t need to spend a fortune on expensive beauty products to feed your skin All you need is a few ingredients that are available in your local supermarket and the alchemy can begin Skin Food features 70 nourishing recipes which show you how to make luxurious skincare products from scratch so you can fill those beautiful glass pots sitting in your bathroom with incredible scrubs butters and salts Make your own home into a spa ease away the stress of the day and bring yourself back to nature one scoop at a time Recipes include - Oatmeal Honey Chamomile Tea Facial Polish- Grape Almond Detox Face Mask- Potato Green Tea Revitalizing Eye Mask- Brown Sugar Vanilla Lip Scrub- Olive Oil Lemon Sea Salt Foot Scrub- Milk Honey End-of-day Foot Soak
By Peter Levine, Stephen Cope, Elizabeth Hopper, Bessel van der Kolk. 2011
Survivors of trauma--whether abuse accidents or war--can end up profoundly wounded betrayed by their bodies that failed… to get them to safety and that are a source of pain In order to fully heal from trauma a connection must be made with oneself including one s body The trauma-sensitive yoga described in this book moves beyond traditional talk therapies that focus on the mind by bringing the body actively into the healing process This allows trauma survivors to cultivate a more positive relationship to their body through gentle breath mindfulness and movement practices Overcoming Trauma through Yoga is a book for survivors clinicians and yoga instructors who are interested in mind body healing It introduces trauma-sensitive yoga a modified approach to yoga developed in collaboration between yoga teachers and clinicians at the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute led by yoga teacher David Emerson along with medical doctor Bessel van der Kolk The book begins with an in-depth description of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD including a description of how trauma is held in the body and the need for body-based treatment It offers a brief history of yoga describes various styles of yoga commonly found in Western practice and identifies four key themes of trauma-sensitive yoga Chair-based exercises are described that can be incorporated into individual or group therapy targeting specific treatment goals and modifications are offered for mat-based yoga classes Each exercise includes trauma-sensitive language to introduce the practice as well as photographs to illustrate the poses The practices have been offered to a wide range of individuals and groups including men and women teens returning veterans and others Rounded out by valuable quotes and case stories the book presents mindfulness breathing and yoga exercises that can be used by home practitioners yoga teachers and therapists as a way to cultivate awareness tolerance and an increased acceptance of the self From the Trade Paperback edition
By Ina May Gaskin. 2003
What you need to know to have the best birth experience for you.Drawing upon her thirty-plus years of experience, Ina… May Gaskin, the nation's leading midwife, shares the benefits and joys of natural childbirth by showing women how to trust in the ancient wisdom of their bodies for a healthy and fulfilling birthing experience. Based on the female-centered Midwifery Model of Care, Ina May's Guide to Natural Childbirth gives expectant mothers comprehensive information on everything from the all-important mind-body connection to how to give birth without technological intervention. Filled with inspiring birth stories and practical advice, this invaluable resource includes:* Reducing the pain of labor without drugs--and the miraculous roles touch and massage play* What really happens during labor* Orgasmic birth--making birth pleasurable * Episiotomy--is it really necessary? * Common methods of inducing labor--and which to avoid at all costs* Tips for maximizing your chances of an unmedicated labor and birth* How to avoid postpartum bleeding--and depression * The risks of anesthesia and cesareans--what your doctor doesn't necessarily tell you* The best ways to work with doctors and/or birth care providers* How to create a safe, comfortable environment for birth in any setting, including a hospital* And much moreIna May's Guide to Natural Childbirth takes the fear out of childbirth by restoring women's faith in their own natural power to give birth with more ease, less pain, and less medical intervention.
This easy to follow book features 40 bodyweight only stretches with full color photos and descriptions for everyone… regardless of their fitness level and fitness background Get ready to release tight muscles build stamina and blood flow develop better body control sleep better and increase your physical and mental performance in every activity and sport From beginner to advanced these total body stretches will work for YOU I m pleased and honored to feature my parents Mr Bob and Beverly in this book as the models They were so pleased to contribute many of their favorite stretches so you may feel and look better no matter where you are in the world These stretches can be done anywhere and anytime by anyone All you need to do is buy this book and begin improving your life today
By Robert Chuckrow. 2002
Walking should be one of the most natural things we do. Most of us have been walking almost all of… our lives. However, many have learned walking in a haphazard way. Wearing improper shoes, modeling ourselves after others whose walking is inefficient, and wrong ideas about how our body works are all factors that take their toll on us over time. Because walking is natural, it is not hard to improve it to the point where it becomes meditation and improves our health at the same time. For Tai Chi practitioners, walking provides an excellent opportunity to augment, refine, and reinforce Tai Chi principles and bridge the gap between formal practice and everyday life. For non-practitioners, Tai Chi Walking trains us in walking concepts for improving health, balance, peace-of-mind and safety. • If you hurt after a long day on your feet, this book is for you. • Learn how to walk properly and naturally. • Discover why poor walking posture can damage your health. • Understand how proper walking can increase longevity and vitality.
By Stephen Madden. 2014
To be fit, or CrossFit?Lifelong amateur athlete Stephen Madden decided to put himself to the test. He immersed himself in… the culture, diet, and psyche of CrossFit--the fast-growing but controversial fitness regime that's a stripped-down combination of high-intensity aerobic activity, weightlifting, calisthenics, and gymnastics. Madden is just one of over two million athletes worldwide to do so. But what's crazier? The fact that such a grueling regimen--in which puking and muscle breakdowns during workouts are common--is so popular, or that people pay good money to do it?In Embrace the Suck, the former editor-in-chief of Bicycling magazine explores with irreverence, humor, and soul-touching candor the fitness revolution sweeping America. Madden chronicles the year he devoted to trying to master all the basic CrossFit exercises, like double unders, muscle-ups, and kipping pullups, and immersing himself in the Paleo diet that strips weight from its followers but leaves them fantasizing about loaves of bread. Along the way, he explores the culture of the sport, his experience becoming a CrossFit coach, and some basic questions about himself, his past, and his athletic limitations--and why something so difficult and punishing can be at once beautiful, funny, and rewarding.Whether you are a CrossFitter or a nascent athlete, you will come away from this book understanding the limitless potential of the human body and mind, and will learn what it takes to welcome and defeat any kind of suck.
By David Wolpe. 2014
Of all the figures in the Bible, David arguably stands out as the most perplexing and enigmatic. He was many… things: a warrior who subdued Goliath and the Philistines; a king who united a nation; a poet who created beautiful, sensitive verse; a loyal servant of God who proposed the great Temple and founded the Messianic line; a schemer, deceiver, and adulterer who freely indulged his very human appetites. David Wolpe, whom Newsweek called "the most influential rabbi in America," takes a fresh look at biblical David in an attempt to find coherence in his seemingly contradictory actions and impulses. The author questions why David holds such an exalted place in history and legend, and then proceeds to unravel his complex character based on information found in the book of Samuel and later literature. What emerges is a fascinating portrait of an exceptional human being who, despite his many flaws, was truly beloved by God.
By Lynda Madaras, Simon Sullivan, Area Madaras. 2007
Everything preteen and teen boys need to know about their changing bodies and feelings. Written by an experienced educator and… her daughter in a reassuring and down-to earth style, The "What's Happening to My Body?" Book for Boys gives sensitive straight talk on: the body's changing size and shape; diet and exercise; the growth spurt; the reproductive organs; body hair; voice changes; romantic and sexual feelings; and puberty in the opposite sex. It also includes information on steroid abuse, acne treatment, sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS, and birth control. Featuring detailed illustrations and real-life stories throughout, plus an introduction for parents and a helpful resource section, this bestselling growing-up guide is an essential puberty education and health book for all boys ages 10 and up.