The Hands-On Life

How to Wake Yourself Up and Save The World

Author: Amy E. Weldon

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532606672

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 254

View: 8295

Stressed out? Swimming in a sea of screens? Worried about our beloved, endangered earth yet uncertain how to work for change? If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. In this intelligent guide to mindfulness in the digital age, writer and teacher Amy Weldon describes how practicing life as an artist can help you wake yourself up and take back control of your attention, your money, your time, and the health of our society and our planet. Traveling from farm to protest march to classroom, and engaging a range of thinkers from Hannah Arendt to George Orwell, John Keats, and Henry David Thoreau, The Hands-On Life is a book for students and for everyone who dreams of building a better world.

Your Life in My Hands

A Junior Doctor's Story

Author: Rachel Clarke

Publisher: John Blake

ISBN: 9781786064516

Category:

Page: 288

View: 2497

"I am a junior doctor. It is 4 a.m. I have run arrest calls, treated life-threatening bleeding, held the hand of a young woman dying of cancer, scuttled down miles of dim corridors wanting to sob with sheer exhaustion, forgotten to eat, forgotten to drink, drawn on every fibre of strength that I possess to keep my patients safe from harm." How does it feel to be spat out of medical school into a world of pain, loss and trauma that you feel wholly ill-equipped to handle? To be a medical novice who makes decisions which - if you get them wrong - might forever alter, or end, a person's life?In Your Life in My Hands, television journalist turned junior doctor Rachel Clarke captures the extraordinary realities of life on the NHS frontline. During last year's historic junior doctor strikes, Rachel was at the forefront of the campaign against the government's imposed contract upon young doctors. Her heartfelt, deeply personal account of life as a junior doctor in today's NHS is both a powerful polemic on the degradation of Britain's most vital public institution and a love letter of optimism and hope to that same health service.

Holding My Hands and Saving My Life

Author: Roseann C. Diamond

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1682139379

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 158

View: 4903

Holding my Hands and Saving my Life with Meryl and Maks is the story of the author’s journey from despair to fulfillment. The dancers, through their connection, friendship, professionalism, and shared artistry by the use of dance, were able to touch the soul of the author and help her take the steps necessary to take control of and improve her life. This is a story of hope, renewal, and the ability to live life again after debilitating adversity.

Being Cool in a Hands-On World

My Life Long Journey to Success

Author: Frank Antonucci

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781545299876

Category:

Page: 294

View: 5995

Francis "Mr. A." Joseph Antonucci admits that he was a difficult student. At the age of four, he was placed in school before he was emotionally mature enough to deal with the social and academic pressures. It made him hate his school days and the difficulties he had socializing with his peers. At this point, Antonucci decided it wasn't worth trying. Instead of working with the system, he fought against it. He got very good at finding the weak points in the system and exploiting them. Why care about school? How could it help him succeed at life? Now, Antonucci, dubbed Mr. A. by his devoted students, has a much different perspective on the issue. After an accident ended his first career, Antonucci discovered a gift for mentoring troubled students. He was able to use his experiences to reach out to kids just like him, who felt like the system had given up on them and all they could do was return the favor. Antonucci showed them how important school could be and set them up for success long after graduation. In this heartwarming memoir, Antonucci celebrates his students and the challenges they overcame to accomplish their goals.

Hands-On Life Science Activities For Grades K-6

Author: Marvin N. Tolman, Ed.D.

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9780787978655

Category: Education

Page: 448

View: 9961

This is the second edition of Marvin N. Tolman’s bestselling book Hands-On Life Science Activities for Grades K-6. Like all the books in The Science Problem-Solving Curriculum Library series, this revised edition offers compelling activities that help teach students thinking and reasoning skills along with basic science concepts and facts. The book’s activities follow the discovery/inquiry approach and encourage students to analyze, synthesize, and infer based on their own hands-on experiences. This new edition includes an expanded “Teacher Information” section, inquiry-based models and complex cooperative learning projects using materials found around the home. Many of the activities easily become great science fair ideas, as well as lessons and activities that correlate with national standards grid.

This Life Is in Your Hands

One Dream, Sixty Acres, and a Family Undone

Author: Melissa Coleman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062087355

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 9447

“Lyrical and down-to-earth, wry and heartbreaking, This Life Is in Your Hands is a fascinating and powerful memoir. Melissa Coleman doesn’t just tell the story of her family’s brave experiment and private tragedy; she brings to life an important and underappreciated chapter of our recent history.” —Tom Perrotta In a work of power and beauty reminiscent of Tobias Wolff, Jeannette Walls, and Dave Eggers, Melissa Coleman delivers a luminous, evocative childhood memoir exploring the hope and struggle behind her family's search for a sustainable lifestyle. With echoes of The Liars’ Club and Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight, Coleman’s searing chronicle tells the true story of her upbringing on communes and sustainable farms along the rugged Maine coastline in the 1970’s, embedded within a moving, personal quest for truth that her experiences produced.

Life of Pi (Illustrated)

Deluxe Illustrated Edition

Author: Yann Martel

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780156035811

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 1584

“Will the tiger be menacing; will the ocean be threatening; will the island be something out of Frankenstein or will it be an Eden?”—Yann Martel Life of Pi, first published in 2002, became an international bestseller and remains one of the most extraordinary and popular works of contemporary fiction. In 2005 an international competition was held to find the perfect artist to illustrate Yann Martel’s Man Booker Prize–winning novel. From thousands of entrants, Croatian artist Tomislav Torjanac was chosen. This lavishly produced edition features forty of Torjanac’s beautiful four-color illustrations, bringing Life of Pi to splendid, eye-popping life. Tomislav Torjanac says of his illustrations: “My vision of the illustrated edition of Life of Pi is based on paintings from a first person’s perspective—Pi’s perspective. The interpretation of what Pi sees is intermeshed with what he feels and it is shown through [the] use of colors, perspective, symbols, hand gestures, etc.”

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

Author: Frederick Douglass

Publisher: Big Nest via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1910833819

Category: Fiction

Page: 106

View: 5728

One of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the United States, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and former slave Frederick Douglass. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life.

Colonial Kids

An Activity Guide to Life in the New World

Author: Laurie Carlson

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1569767815

Category: Education

Page: 152

View: 6873

Gives instructions for preparing foods, making clothes, and creating other items used by European settlers in America, thereby providing a description of the daily life of these colonists.

Hands Free Life

Nine Habits for Overcoming Distraction, Living Better, and Loving More

Author: Rachel Macy Stafford

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310338166

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 4646

We all yearn to look back to find we lived a life of significance. But is it even possible anymore? Considering the amount of distraction and pressure that exists in society today, living a fulfilling life may seem like an unachievable dream. But it is not—not with the nine habits outlined in this book. New York Times bestselling author and widely known blogger, Rachel Macy Stafford, reveals nine habits that help you focus on investing in the most significant parts of your life. As your hands, heart, and eyes become open, you will experience a new sense of urgency—an urgency to live, love, dream, connect, create, forgive, and flourish despite the distractions of our culture. By following each daily Hands Free Declaration, you will be inspired to adopt mindful daily practices and new thought-processes that will help you: • Make meaningful, lasting human connections despite the busyness of everyday life. • Live in the now despite that inner nudge pushing you out of the moment toward perfection and productivity. • Protect your most sacred relationships, as well as your values, beliefs, health, and happiness, despite the latent dangers of technology and social media. • Pursue the passions of your heart without sacrificing your job or your daily responsibilities. • Evaluate your daily choices to insure you are investing in a life that matters to you. With a Hands Free Life perspective, you will have the power to look back and see you didn’t just manage life, you actually lived it—and lived it well.

Hands Free Mama

A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To-Do List, and Letting Go of Perfection to Grasp What Really Matters!

Author: Rachel Macy Stafford

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 031033814X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 8226

“Rachel Macy Stafford's post "The Day I Stopped Saying Hurry Up" was a true phenomenon on The Huffington Post, igniting countless conversations online and off about freeing ourselves from the vicious cycle of keeping up with our overstuffed agendas. Hands Free Mama has the power to keep that conversation going and remind us that we must not let our lives pass us by.” --Arianna Huffington, Chair, President, and Editor-in-Chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, nationally syndicated columnist, and author of thirteen books http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ DISCOVER THE POWER, JOY, AND LOVE of Living “Hands Free” If technology is the new addiction, then multi-tasking is the new marching order. We check our email while cooking dinner, send a text while bathing the kids, and spend more time looking into electronic screens than into the eyes of our loved ones. With our never-ending to-do lists and jam-packed schedules, it’s no wonder we’re distracted. But this isn’t the way it has to be. In July 2010, special education teacher and mother Rachel Macy Stafford decided enough was enough. Tired of losing track of what matters most in life, Rachel began practicing simple strategies that enabled her to momentarily let go of largely meaningless distractions and engage in meaningful soul-to-soul connections. She started a blog to chronicle her endeavors and soon saw how both external and internal distractions had been sabotaging her happiness and preventing her from bonding with the people she loves most. Hands Free Mama is the digital society’s answer to finding balance in a media-saturated, perfection-obsessed world. It doesn’t mean giving up all technology forever. It doesn’t mean forgoing our jobs and responsibilities. What it does mean is seizing the little moments that life offers us to engage in real and meaningful interaction. It means looking our loved ones in the eye and giving them the gift of our undivided attention, leaving the laundry till later to dance with our kids in the rain, and living a present, authentic, and intentional life despite a world full of distractions. So join Rachel and go hands-free. Discover what happens when you choose to open your heart—and your hands—to the possibilities of each God-given moment.

My Life in His Hands

Based on a True Story

Author: Sarah L. Rosmond

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781545346525

Category:

Page: 342

View: 6870

Abuse happens everywhere and sometimes it can happen right in front of us and we still wont see it, or maybe we just don't want to. This is my true story about living with a monster, a monster that only those in my household would have ever had the unfortunate chance to meet, the monster I called my daddy!!! We cannot choose who we are related to, but we can sure as hell despise them. My story is hard to read in parts I am not going to lie, but was even harder to live it. It has taken 35 years but I am living proof that just because your life starts out feeling pointless and a punishment that you don't have to accept it. As an adult. you are the only person in control of your life and only you can make the changes if they are needed. My life was in his hands for a long time!!! Now you have chance to hold my life in your own

The Hand

How Its Use Shapes the Brain, Language, and Human Culture

Author: Frank R. Wilson

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0679740473

Category: Science

Page: 397

View: 528

Drawing from anthropology, physiology, and neurology, and using the examples of jugglers, surgeons, musicians, and puppetmakers, the author explores the role of the hand in how humans learn and form their identities. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Your Fate Is in Your Hands

Using the Principles of Palmistry to Change Your Life

Author: Donna McCue

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780671038779

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

View: 5253

Applying the principles of palmistry to life, this practical guide written by a longtime practitioner of this ancient art uses client stories to direct readers through a process of self-discovery.

Life After Life

A Novel

Author: Kate Atkinson

Publisher: Reagan Arthur Books

ISBN: 0316230804

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 1517

What if you could live again and again, until you got it right? On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife. She dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is born, lets out a lusty wail, and embarks upon a life that will be, to say the least, unusual. For as she grows, she also dies, repeatedly, in a variety of ways, while the young century marches on towards its second cataclysmic world war. Does Ursula's apparently infinite number of lives give her the power to save the world from its inevitable destiny? And if she can -- will she? Darkly comic, startlingly poignant, and utterly original -- this is Kate Atkinson at her absolute best.

Angel Magic

A Hands-on Guide to Inviting Divine Help Into Your Everyday Life

Author: Cassandra Eason

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738721786

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

View: 9248

Internationally recognized angel expert Cassandra Eason shows how to attract harmony, healing, protection, inspiration, and other forms of divine energy into your everyday life. Eason's simple, quick techniques for angelic communication--including three-minute meditations, blessings, power naps, and even text messages--are all designed to fit your busy lifestyle. In just minutes, you can call on specific angels for help with everything from ordinary issues to to life-threatening emergencies--and request angelic assistance in matters of love, health, money, and career. This uplifting guide features a directory of 250 angels and reveals the many ways in which angels support and assist us. It tells how to recognize the presence of angels and shares techniques for communication using pendulums, chakras, automatic writing, altars, crystals, meditation, and angel cards. You'll also find true, moving stories of how these celestial beings have touched people's lives.

12 Rules for Life

An Antidote to Chaos

Author: Jordan B. Peterson

Publisher: Random House Canada

ISBN: 0345816048

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 9719

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street. What does the nervous system of the lowly lobster have to tell us about standing up straight (with our shoulders back) and about success in life? Why did ancient Egyptians worship the capacity to pay careful attention as the highest of gods? What dreadful paths do people tread when they become resentful, arrogant and vengeful? Dr. Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world's wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life. 12 Rules for Life shatters the modern commonplaces of science, faith and human nature, while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its readers.

Life in His Hands

A Call to Godly Surrender and Purposeful Living

Author: Jill Holler

Publisher: SonRise Devotionals

ISBN: 9781938499586

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 8923

The hearts and souls of Christian believers long for a deep connection with God, one that goes beyond the surface and into God's heart. They long for a purpose that transcends the fading glory of this world and touches the eternal things of God. Life in His Hands is a call to all believers to seek the heart of God through the pages of His living word and discover the abundant life of faith that functions on the full power of a sovereign, loving God. Based upon the author's own struggles in finding purpose and experiencing genuine faith, the devotional readings in this book are a testament to the unstoppable power of God's word to change a person's heart, mind, and actions. They are an authentic voice of truth and love that offers strength to those struggling to gain victory over the challenges to their faith. Readers will discover the amazing, life-giving nature of Scripture, which elevates the voice of God above all other competing voices in this world and brings peace to the soul. Life in His Hands offers eternal substance to those seeking a deeper relationship with God and a life of purpose in a world that offers only the temporary. The longings in our hearts will never find peace and fulfillment until we trust in the unchanging words of God and the redeeming hope of Jesus Christ. Before our creation, God created a specific, purposeful plan for each of our lives, and it is not beyond our reach. Instead, is it waiting to be awakened through the power of a living, active God. ...Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us... Hebrews 12:1 NIV