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By Ray Robertson. 2020
“He who would teach men to die would teach them to live,” writes Montaigne in Essais, and in How to… Die: A Book on Being Alive, Ray Robertson takes up the challenge. Though contemporary society avoids the subject and often values the mere continuation of existence over its quality, Robertson argues that the active and intentional consideration of death is neither morbid nor frivolous, but instead essential to our ability to fully value life. How to Die is both an absorbing excursion through some of Western literature’s most compelling works on the subject of death as well as an anecdote-driven argument for cultivating a better understanding of death in the belief that, if we do, we’ll know more about what it means to live a meaningful life.
By Susan Doherty. 2019
For the past ten years, some of the people who cycle in and out of the severely ill wards of… the Douglas Institute in Montreal, have found a friend in Susan, who volunteers on the ward, and then follows her friends out into the world as they struggle to get through their days. With their full cooperation, she brings us their stories, which challenge the ways we think about people with mental illness on every page. The spine of the book is the life of Caroline Evans (not her real name), a woman in her early sixties whom Susan has known since she was a bright and sunny school girl. Caroline has given Susan complete access to her medical files and her court records; through her, we experience what living with schizophrenia over time is really like. She has been through it all, including the way the justice system treats the severely mentally ill: at one point, she believed that she could save her roommate from the devil by pouring boiling water into her ear ... Susan interleaves Caroline's story with vignettes about her other friends, human stories that reveal their hopes, their circumstances, their personalities, their humanity. She's found that if she can hang in through the first ten to fifteen minutes of every coffee date with someone in the grip of psychosis, then true communication results. Their "madness" is not otherworldly: instead it tells us something about how they're surviving their lives and what they've been through. Winner of the 2019 Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction (QWF). 2019.
By Rick Steves. 2017
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Italy From… the beaches to the Alps from fine art to fine pasta Italy has it all With this book you ll trace Italian culture from Rome s Colosseum to Michelangelo s David to the bustling elegance of Milan Experience the art-drenched cities of Venice and Florence explore the ancient ruins of the Roman Forum and learn how to avoid the lines at the most popular museums Discover the villages of Tuscany and Umbria and the lazy rhythms of the Cinque Terre Shop at local market stalls sip a cappuccino at an outdoor caf and pick up a picnic lunch at an allimentari Relax and enjoy the life of Bella Italia Rick s candid humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants He ll help you plan where to go and what to see depending on the length of your trip You ll get up-to-date recommendations about what is worth your time and money More than just reviews and directions a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket
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 Patrician Mccarthy. 2007
Discover someone's true personality by looking at their face Have you ever wondered if the person you are about to… hire is a natural leader? What if you can measure a person's ambition by the bridge of their nose? Did you know that you can determine a person's fidelity by the markings around their eyes? Mien Shiang, the ancient practice of Chinese Face Reading, gives you answers to all of these questions- and more. Fully illustrated with examples of each technique, The Face Reader is a fascinating look at how this practice can be applied at home, in the workplace, and throughout our lives.
By Rick Steves, Steve Smith. 2016
Hit France s can t-miss art sights and bites in two weeks or less with Rick Steves Best… of France Inside you ll find Strategic advice from Rick Steves on what s worth your time and moneyShort itineraries covering the best of Paris Normandy the Loire Dordogne Provence the French Riviera and Burgundy including Versailles Nice the D-Day beaches C tes du Rh ne Monaco Avignon and moreRick s tips for beating the crowds skipping lines and avoiding tourist trapsThe best of local culture flavors and haunts including walks through museums and atmospheric neighborhoodsTrip planning strategies like how to link destinations and design your itinerary what to pack where to stay and how to get aroundOver 400 full-color pages with detailed maps and vibrant photosSuggestions for side trips and excursionsExperience France s old-world romance and modern-day excitement for yourself with Rick Steves Best of France Planning a longer trip Rick Steves France 2018 is the classic in-depth guide to exploring the country updated annually Looking for a quick getaway Try Rick Steves Pocket Paris
By Nancy Fish, Deborah Coady. 2011
Millions of Women Suffer from sexual and pelvic pain in America today, yet it is frequently misdiagnosed-or not diagnosed at… all. In Healing Painful Sex, Deborah Coady, MD, and Nancy Fish, MSW, MPH, use their combined professional expertise as a doctor and therapist to provide readers with an understanding of the many causes of sexual pain and how to treat it from both a physical and psychological standpoint. Book jacket.
By Anyen Rinpoche, Allison Choying Zangmo. 2018
How to be free from bondage to your emotions a practical and powerful Buddhist teaching for training the mind… to be content in any circumstance Are emotions our friends or our enemies Is it possible to free ourselves from emotional conflict The Buddhist practice of lojong is a way of letting go of attachment to both positive and negative emotions and leads to profound insight and compassion unbounded by our habitual reactions This book provides a set of tools that you can apply in daily life to gradually relieve your own suffering and extend that relief to everyone you encounter
By Kevin Dann. 2018
The acclaimed author of Expect Great Things: The Life and Search of Henry David Thoreau traverses on foot from Manhattan… to Walden Pond, retracing Thoreau's steps and unlocking the practical principles of the mystic's life in the woods.When Henry David Thoreau launched his experiment in living at Walden Pond, he began by walking beyond the narrow limits of his neighbors, simply by putting himself at a mile remove from Concord's bourgeois epicenter - and a thousand-mile remove from stasis, complacency, and conformity. Kevin Dann emulates and extends Thoreau's experiment in radical self-education. Alternating between personal anecdotes from his spring 2017 walking pilgrimage and other "traveler" encounters and episodes told by Thoreau, Dann structures his book around 12 "injunctions"--distillations of seminal stories about overcoming convention and stasis. In this essential reading for every Thoreau enthusiast, naturalist and historian Kevin Dann brings to life an essential American icon in refreshing and modern way.
By David Lebovitz. 2014
A collection of stories and 100 sweet and savory French-inspired recipes from popular food blogger David Lebovitz, reflecting the way… modern Parisians eat today and featuring lush photography taken around Paris and in David's Parisian kitchen.It's been ten years since David Lebovitz packed up his most treasured cookbooks, a well-worn cast-iron skillet, and his laptop and moved to Paris. In that time, the culinary culture of France has shifted as a new generation of chefs and home cooks--most notably in Paris--incorporates ingredients and techniques from around the world into traditional French dishes. In My Paris Kitchen, David remasters the classics, introduces lesser-known fare, and presents 100 sweet and savory recipes that reflect the way modern Parisians eat today. You'll find Soupe à l'oignon, Cassoulet, Coq au vin, and Croque-monsieur, as well as Smoky barbecue-style pork, Lamb shank tagine, Dukkah-roasted cauliflower, Salt cod fritters with tartar sauce, and Wheat berry salad with radicchio, root vegetables, and pomegranate. And of course, there's dessert: Warm chocolate cake with salted butter caramel sauce, Duck fat cookies, Bay leaf poundcake with orange glaze, French cheesecake...and the list goes on. David also shares stories told with his trademark wit and humor, and lush photography taken on location around Paris and in David's kitchen reveals the quirks, trials, beauty, and joys of life in the culinary capital of the world.
By Gary Thomas, Juli Slattery. 2018
This ground-breaking resource challenges and equips Christians to think and act biblically and compassionately in matters of sexuality.Sexual abuse, sex… addiction, gender confusion, brokenness, and shame plague today's world, and people are seeking clarity and hope. By contesting long-held cultural paradigms, this book equips you to see how sexuality is rooted in the broader context of God's heart and His work for us on earth. It provides a framework from which to understand the big picture of sexual challenges and wholeness, and helps you recognize that every sexual question is ultimately a spiritual one. It shifts the paradigm from combating sexual problems to confidently proclaiming and modeling the road to sacred sexuality. Instead of arguing with the world about what's right and wrong about sexual choices, this practical resource equips you to share the love and grace of Jesus as you encounter the pain of sexual brokenness--your own or someone else's.
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
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 Henning Mankell. 2016
A stunning and poignant autobiographical look at the myriad experiences that shape a meaningful life, by the bestselling author of… the Kurt Wallander mysteries. In January 2014, Henning Mankell received a diagnosis of lung cancer. Quicksand is a response to this shattering news—but it is not a memoir of destruction. Instead, it is a testament to a life fully lived, a tribute to the extraordinary but fleeting human journey that delivers both boundless opportunity and crucial responsibility. In a series of intimate vignettes, Mankell ranges over rich and varied reflections: of growing up in a small Swedish town, where he experiences a startling revelation on a winter morning as a young boy; of living hand-to-mouth during a summer in Paris as an ambitious young writer; of his work at a theater in Mozambique, where Lysistrata is staged in the midst of civil war; of chance encounters with men and women who changed his understanding of the world. Along the way, Mankell ponders the meaning of a good life, and the critically important ways we can shape the future of humanity if we are fortunate enough to have the choice. Vivid, clear-eyed, and breathtakingly beautiful, Quicksand is an invaluable parting gift from a great man.
By Courtenay Hameister. 2018
The hilarious and poignant story of one chronically anxious woman s quest to become braver by seeking out… the kinds of experiences she s spent her life avoiding Cheryl Strayed For most of her life and even during her years as the host of a popular radio show Courtenay Hameister lived in a state of near-constant dread and anxiety She fretted about everything Her age Her size Her romantic prospects How likely it was that she would get hit by a bus on the way home Until a couple years ago when in her mid-forties she decided to fight back against her debilitating anxieties by spending a year doing little things that scared her--things that the average person might consider doing for a half second before deciding nope Things like attending a fellatio class She did that She also spent an afternoon in a sensory deprivation tank got legally high in the middle of a workday had a session with a professional cuddler braved twenty-eight first dates and perhaps scariest of all actually met someone who might possibly appreciate her for who she is Refreshing relatable and pee-your-pants funny Okay Fine Whatever is Courtenay s hold-nothing-back account of her adventures on the front lines of Mere Human Woman vs Fear reminding us that even the tiniest amount of bravery is still bravery and that no matter who you are it s possible to fight complacency and become bold or at least bold-ish a little at a time
By Elizabeth Preston. 2016
By Tarc sio Melo, Nicole Evans. 2017
CONHEÇA MANEIRAS NATURAIS PARA TRATAR E CURAR SEUS PROBLEMAS DE SAÚDE UTILIZANDO APENAS ERVAS MEDICINAIS! Se você quer acabar o… estresse, tratar resfriados, ou rejuvenescer sua pele, Ervas Medicinais pode te ajudar. Aqui está uma prévia de alguns dos problemas de saúde que você será capaz de tratar e curar: ANSIEDADE DEPRESSÃO ESTRESSE DORES CONTROLE DO PESO DOENÇAS COMUNS PROBLEMAS DE PELE E MUITO, MUITO, MUITO MAIS! E já adianto o que você irá aprender: COMO CULTIVAR SUAS PRÓPRIAS PLANTAS 30 ERVAS MAIS COMUNS PARA FINS MEDICINAIS ERVAS MEDICINAIS PARA ANSIEDADE, DEPRESSÃO E ESTRESSE ERVAS MEDICINAIS PARA ALÍVIO DE DORES ERVAS MEDICINAIS PARA PERDA DE PESO ERVAS MEDICINAIS PARA PROBLEMAS DE PELE E MUITO, MUITO, MUITO MAIS!
By Laura White. 2018
By Amy Tao. 2016
By Lewis Richmond. 2002
Lazarus lies in his bed, helpless to move. But he sees now that he is not alone. His beloved wife… is with him, all of his relatives and closest friends. They mop his brow; they change his clothes and linen. They stroke his limbs and speak soothing words into his ear. For so many years Lazarus had been the master, the authority, the one who made decisions and told others what to do. And now, for the first time, the roles were reversed, and he found his heart filled with such gratitude, even over the simplest things -- the light streaming in from the window, the warmth of the fire in the fireplace. How wonderful it was to be alive. For Lewis Richmond, overcoming a swift and devastating brain injury -- one that left him unable to sit up or speak -- was only the beginning of a journey to recovery. As the 52-year-old Buddhist teacher soon discovered, regaining his health would be the most difficult thing he could ever imagine. But love, courage, and the Buddhist teachings that sustained him throughout his adult life would help guide him not only back to wellness, but to rebirth and transformation. Richmond's timely, compassionate memoir can help anyone on the road back to health -- be it from illness, life crisis, or other catastrophe. In sharing this experience, as well as many others, Richmond offers insightful information about the struggles, setbacks, and frustrations of getting well -- and tells of the lessons learned and rewards gained. Illuminating from the first page to the last, Healing Lazarus is one man's affirmation of life, as well as a steadfast companion for those who may face days that are physically, mentally, and emotionally challenging.