Stepping Stones

Interviews with Seamus Heaney

Author: Dennis O'Driscoll

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571258867

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 560

View: 8810

Widely regarded as the finest poet of his generation, Seamus Heaney is the subject of numerous critical studies; but no book-length portrait has appeared until now. Through his own lively and eloquent reminiscences, Stepping Stones retraces the poet's steps from his early works, through to his receipt of the 1995 Nobel Prize for Literature and his post-Nobel life. It is supplemented with a large number of photographs, many from the Heaney family album and published here for the first time. In response to firm but subtle questioning from Dennis O'Driscoll, Seamus Heaney sheds a personal light on his work (poems, essays, translations, plays) and on the artistic and ethical challenges he faced, providing an original, diverting and absorbing store of reflections, opinions and recollections.

Stepping Stones

Author: Maureen Lee

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409138844

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 6593

From 1930s Liverpool to London, then California and finally back to Liverpool, the powerful and compelling saga of one woman's turbulent life. Kitty O'Brien's husband is a drunken thug, and in order to feed her starving children, she sells her body on the Liverpool docks. Her daughter Lizzie is pregnant by her father and, still weak after her abortion, she kills him. Her mother takes the blame, but Lizzie cannot blot out the painful memories of her childhood. Eventually, with a failed marriage behind her, she finds fame, fortune and friendship in Hollywood - but happiness still escapes her. And so she returns to her roots, and it is her final marriage and its disastrous consequences that, at last, force her to face her past and find the happiness and peace of mind that have always eluded her.

Stepping Stones

Author: Isabella Wallace

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 145256566X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 176

View: 5735

As the youngest child of three, Isabella is lucky enough to have a very happy childhood within her close family. The family live a privileged life due to the fact that their dad works very hard and their mum plays the traditional role of a wife and mother. There are many family fun times, and this just makes Isabella want her dream of becoming a mummy just like her own and living a happy life with her adoring husband all the more. Unfortunately, the dream does not turn out as she expects. Her husband does not adore her, there are more tears than laughter, and when the babies come along, she is not as happy as she dreamt she would be. She needs to get out, not only for her own sanity but for her children’s. A long, messy, stressful divorce occurs, and Isabella finds it hard to keep smiling as her children get caught in the mess. Determined to make things better for herself and to become a role model for her children, Isabella becomes a mature student, enrolling on a nursing course, but yet again, Isabella comes up against a wall as her plans do not work out, and she has to choose another route. Growing in confidence after many years of being put down and made to feel worthless, Isabella enrolls and then graduates with an HNC qualification. Beginning her new career as a childcare practitioner is exciting and a role in which she enjoys immensely, until she notices that her health is failing. A shocking diagnosis knocks her confidence back to square one, and little by little Isabella gets back to the confident, ambitious woman she always dreamt she would be. Stepping stones, each one at a time, is how Isabella manages to keep on going whenever her dreams do not work out the way she wants them to.

Stepping Stones

Meditations and Prayers for Spiritual Renewal

Author: Cecile Bauer

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809139163

Category: Religion

Page: 121

View: 3956

In this collection of short biblical meditations, the author uses the image of stone as a symbol for basic truths in our faith lives. Beginning with Ezekiel's heart of stone, she mines both the Old and New Testaments for such references and ends with 1 Peter's letter about living stones.

Stepping Stones to Women's Liberty

Feminist Ideas in the Women's Suffrage Movement, 1900-1918

Author: Les Garner

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838632239

Category: Social Science

Page: 142

View: 6899

This book examines the feminism of an early twentieth-century movement that involved thousands of women--the struggle for the vote in England. It is an attempt to discover some of the main ideas developed within the major suffragist organizations.

Stepping Stones

Author: Bryan Britton

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479747289

Category: Self-Help

Page: 284

View: 714

"The educational system in South Africa has failed the young learners of this new nation," says author Bryan Britton who has contributed this work as a very small step in the giant leap necessary to rehabilitate our highly susceptible youth and help them make sound and moral judgements. There has been little concern for the aspirations of the young people of South Africa. The benefits of learning, character building, moral education and religion were lost in the turmoil of the 1980s and 1990s, resulting in a rudderless, sometimes murderous element, pervading South African society. The Rainbow Nation is today the crime mecca of the world, and the haves' now have more and the have nots', appallingly less. Can we put an end to this moral decay? Perhaps adopting sound, non-sexist, non-racial and evergreen wisdom from the past can be used to commence regenerating the shredded moral fibre of this country? To aid youngsters in their search for ethics, the author has gathered a selection of pertinent wisdom from the past. Perhaps young people in South Africa will see in these excerpts, building blocks with which to construct a viable morality for their young lives and hence for the country they are destined to inherit.

Stepping Stones To Recovery For Women

Experience The Miracle Of 12 Step Recovery

Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1616495529

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 849

Articles, stories, slogans, and prayers written specifically for women highlight key Twelve Step recovery topics. Includes a daily reading guide. Articles, stories, slogans, and prayers written specifically for women highlight key Twelve Step recovery topics. Includes a daily reading guide.

Stepping Stones: 10 Steps to Seizing Passion and Purpose

Author: Timothy Sams

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595272681

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 124

View: 5488

Combining vivid imagery and soaring prose with humor and down to earth advice, Dr. Tim Sams weaves a tale of principles that lead to living and loving effectively and joyously. Among other things, you will learn how to: Blend hedonism and sensuality into a busy day Develop a Mastery Map for true self-reliance Overcome the barriers to physical health Improve your relationships Inoculate yourself against depression and anxiety Take risks and embrace change Use the STAR and STIM techniques to fully engage with nature Recognize and practice spiritual love Travel each of the four paths to life's meaning Encourage the insight and awe of a Nexus event Use APEX healing to forgive yourself and others The 10 steps in this book culminate three decades of education in psychology, anthropology, biology, religion, and peak performance. Dr. Sams has refined these steps through 20 years experience as a life coach and health psychologist with over 10,000 clients. Dr. Sams received his B.A. from The University of Michigan and his Ph.D. in Psychology from Michigan State University. He has been on staff at dozens of hospitals and taught at major universities. His clients include homemakers, firemen, the terminally ill, ministers, entrepreneurs, corporate CEOs, and professional athletes.

Stepping Stones To Recovery From Codependency

Experience The Miracle Of 12 Step Recovery

Author: Katie C.,Deb M.

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1592859720

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

View: 7829

An inspiring collection of articles and personal stories about codependent behavior, this book focuses on self-sabotaging behavior patterns and good principles of self-care. An inspiring collection of articles and personal stories about codependent behavior, this book focuses on self-sabotaging behavior patterns and good principles of self-care.

Stumbling Blocks Or Stepping Stones

Spiritual Answers to Psychological Questions

Author: Benedict J. Groeschel

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809128969

Category: Psychology

Page: 169

View: 3217

Focuses on values and attitudes drawn from the Gospels and the literature of Christian spirituality to discover solutions to psychological problems. Father Benedict offers a series of therapeutic meditations for readers with an interest in spirituality.

Garden Paths & Stepping Stones

Author: Tara Dillard

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402714696

Category: Gardening

Page: 144

View: 8895

Pathways around your home can be the most striking outdoor element, providing a visual and physical guide through your surroundings. Instead of settling for boring straight-line sidewalks, why not create your own geography with paths that add art to necessity! Let this lush visual resource for gardeners and garden designers inspire you with its 125 different paths that feature styles from very casual to natural trails to elegantly formal walkways. Do-it-yourself installation instructions cover materials, elements of design, each step of construction, and maintenance tips. The value of your home will increase, and so will the pleasure you receive from walking outdoors, as the ordinary activity of going from one place to another reveals your sense of beauty and character. A Selection of the Crafters Choice Book Club & the Homestyle Book Club.

Stepping Stones - You need a stick to cross the river

Tagebuchaufzeichnungen von meiner zweiten Reise nach Kreta im Jahr 2015

Author: Katrin Richter

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3738658157

Category: Travel

Page: 160

View: 2579

2015: Und immer noch Griechenlandkrise. Wir kehren zurück, umrunden diesmal die ganze Insel Kreta auf gut Glück. Viele Begegnungen mit Touristen, die sich als Sponsoren verstehen; Einheimischen, die gastfreundlich sind wie eh und je; mit einem Land, das politische Überschriften auf das Sympathischste zurecht rückt. All das findet sich auch auf den Seiten meines Tagebuchs.

Stepping Stones To Achieving Your Doctorate: By Focusing On Your Viva From The Start

Focusing on your viva from the start

Author: Trafford, Vernon,Leshem, Shosh

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335225438

Category: Education

Page: 245

View: 2119

This title focuses specifically on how doctoral candidates can raise levels of thinking about their topic, their research process and their contributions to knowledge. It emphasises the nature of conceptualisation sought by examiners within theses.

Helping Children to Improve Their Gross Motor Skills

The Stepping Stones Curriculum

Author: Rachel White

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784505870

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 6275

Help children with motor coordination difficulties to develop their gross motor skills in a fun way with this guided programme for children and young people aged 5-18. Activity worksheets provide detailed descriptions of how gross motor tasks can be accomplished through incremental stages, culminating in the achievement of the specific task. The step-by-step programme is divided into two sections: * learning basic skills, which includes balance, jumping, climbing, skipping, ball skills, riding a bike and more * developing specific sports skills, which includes football, badminton, basketball, netball, tennis, bowling and more. The Stepping Stones Curriculum will enable adults to chart the progress of a child and allow children to become engaged in mastering motor coordination skills. Supplementary aids such as warm up and cool-down activity sheets, an initial assessment tool and a certificate of achievement will help parents and professionals to deliver the programme effectively at home or at school.

Stepping Stones to Self

Journey your inner landscape and discover your original Self

Author: eveline

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 9781452500409

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 116

View: 3624

Due to current planetary alignments, our heart center is being flooded with Divine energies, inspiring us to heal our bodies and deal with emotional blocks. Now is the time to journey to the inner landscape and discover true Self. Stepping Stones 2Self is a collection of articles aimed to enhance the understanding of the body/mind/spirit connection, while learning to honor and nourish the Self. In understanding Self, we are able to understand others, and create a more peaceful environment. The rare gift of eveline is more than explaining complicated issues in a clear and simple way. She is passionately involved in all her subjects, lives them first and thus is able to pass her experience on to her readers. Integrating intuition and knowledge from the Knowing Field into her writings, trusting her abilities to be in tune with Higher Knowledge, eveline is a medium through which essential information is given and passing this on to her readers is a true act of love. eveline's articles are deeply connected with the body, mind and spirit; exploring all three of them in a way that transcends our dogmatic view on these subjects. Using the ease of a true seer she shows us alternative paths to walk through life and ways to use our body, mind and spirit to become one with Self and thus with All That Is. ~ L.R.

Stepping Stones for the Heart

An awakening with Jeshua

Author: Ann M. Paulson

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 1452546576

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 3588

This true story began eleven years before Ann Paulson was ready to share the startling experiences that occurred over the next year and left her flabbergasted. Considering herself an “ordinary” Christian, she always believed there must be a heaven, but she never gave much thought to the idea that she had lived before. Then she began a very personal friendship with Jeshua, who the world knows a Jesus. Jeshua used Ann Paulson’s past lives to show her how God’s love accepts us as we are and flows through the ages in events and people, no matter who they are. The author found the things she was learning difficult, but she became curious enough to keep listening and do her own research. She shares her exciting discoveries about our changing times and the “school” we each attend when we are born to this life. Stepping Stones for the Heart is a comfortable reminder that God’s love is available to us whether we believe it or not, and that Jeshua and wise angels are always with us to help us along the way. Ann Paulson’s obedience to some insistent angels gives all of us the chance to learn more about why we are here and how we can do the most with our lives.

Plato's Stepping Stones

Degrees of Moral Virtue

Author: Michael Cormack

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826488084

Category: Philosophy

Page: 148

View: 5556

Examines the dialogues from Plato's early and middle periods and illustrates the similarities and differences between Plato's concept of craft knowledge and moral knowledge