The Hands-On Life

How to Wake Yourself Up and Save The World

Author: Amy E. Weldon

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532606664

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 254

View: 4135

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.

A New Leash on Life

Author: Emily Carmichael

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553901664

Category: Fiction

Page: 419

View: 2385

Dog trainer Jane Connor has always preferred the company of canines, so when her kennel is destroyed in an Arizona wildfire, she finds her whole world in ashes. Jane managed to rescue all the animals, but her status as a local hero won’t pay the bills. Soon she’s reluctantly agreeing to work on a reality TV series about life on the dog show circuit–starring herself and her golden retriever, Shadow. Jane has complete confidence in Shadow’s star quality–until she sets eyes on their chief competitor:an irritatingly perfect little papillon! Worse, the dog is attached at the leash to hunky Cole Forrest. Jane can hardly hide her attraction off-camera, so how will she conceal it from a national audience? It’s exactly the kind of distraction she doesn’t need. But in a summer of surprises, Jane just might discover that an old dog learn new tricks–when love is the treat. From the Paperback edition.

The Hands-on Guide to Midwifery Placements

Author: Luisa Cescutti-Butler,Margaret Fisher

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118712498

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 5486

The perfect companion for student midwives in clinical settings, packed full of useful and practical information to help guide and enable you to get the best out of your midwifery placements. This compact, portable text includes what to expect on each type of placement – whether it be working in a low or high risk environment – from how to prepare for practice, what you can anticipate whilst you’re there, the key essential skills to acquire, what pitfalls and problems to be aware of, and how to deal with them if they do arise. Each chapter contains ‘Top Tips’ from current or recently qualified midwifery students, as well as real life student experiences and suggestions for further readings.

How to Date Yourself and Fall in Love

Author: Dorothy C. Pincus

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1403346615

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 136

View: 8773

THE CORNER provides an historical record of the life style of young men in what could be considered a typical neighborhood prior to and during the WW II period in America. Toledo, Ohio is the setting of this documentary. The specific scene is the corner of Junction Avenue and Lucas Street, located in a solid Polish/American neighborhood. The story could be written of many other neighborhoods and ethnic and racial groups throughout the United States. It just so happens that the writer was a member of this particular group and neighborhood. Dramatic changes have taken place since the time period addressed in THE CORNER. WW II impacted the way of life of all Americans. Ethnic and racial neighborhoods and groups are still located throughout the country but on a far less scale. Nicknames, a sign of popularity in most cases or of a special trait of the individual, are not as common in today's society. New and interesting developments have impacted the old meetings places and methods of communication amongst the young men throughout America. Television; new and interesting hobbies; and diverse civic, religious, and other group organizations that provide meeting places and many other features that make for a more effective life style of American youth have replaced the "old" but unforgetable meetings on the local "corners". Unfortunately a part of American culture and history are lost for the ages. THE CORNER captures a capsule of a part of American life during an era that has literally disappeared from the the American scene.

Sufi Bodies

Religion and Society in Medieval Islam

Author: Shahzad Bashir

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231144911

Category: Religion

Page: 296

View: 560

"Bashir weaves a rich history of Sufi Islam around the depiction of bodily actions in Sufi literature and miniature paintings produced circa 1300-1500 CE. Focusing on the Persianate societies of Iran and Central Asia, he explores medieval Sufis' conception of the human body as the primary shuttle between interior (batin) and exterior (zahir) realities with particular attention to three arenas: religious activity in the form of rituals, rules of etiquette, asceticism, and a universal hierarchy of saints; the deep imprint of Persian poetic paradigms on the articulation of love, desire, and gender; and the reputation of Sufi masters for working miracles, which empowered them in all domains of social activity. Bashir ultimately offers a new methodology for extracting historical information from religious narratives"--Cover p. [4].

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: 5765

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.

Life In His Hands

Author: Susan Wyndham

Publisher: Picador Australia

ISBN: 9781741981568

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 326

A true story of a neurosurgeon and a pianist In 2001 the brilliant young concert pianist Aaron McMillan was diagnosed with a rare type of brain tumour and given six weeks to live. He was just 24 years old. He underwent 12 hours of emergency surgery; days later he was back at the piano, preparing to perform. Years later, he was still performing. His doctor was Charlie Teo, one of Australia's most celebrated and controversial neurosurgeons. Charlie's specialty is inoperable brain tumours and his radical techniques have earned him praise around the world. But in his own country he is regarded by some as reckless and even dangerous. Aaron McMillan presented Charlie with his most challenging case yet. In return, Charlie Teo gave Aaron hope. Life In His Hands is the remarkable true story of a medical maverick and an artist who refused to be daunted by death. It is a book full of heartache and joy and scientific marvels, written by a journalist who found that with some stories, staying on the sidelines is the hardest thing to do.

The Divorced Child

Strengthening Your Family through the First Three Years of Separation

Author: Joseph Nowinski

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780230102224

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 7902

Divorce is a reality of today's family life, but clinical research has shown that it is possible to mitigate its negative effects on children. Dr. Joseph Nowinski, a family therapist with over 20 years of experience treating families, argues that there is a three-year window in which to acclimate children to the change in family life. Combining case studies with new research, Dr. Nowinski gives parents the information and the tools to work through the transition. Written in a warm and authoritative tone, Nowinski will teach parents to: · Focus on your child's new day-to-day reality · Identify early signs of trouble · Help your child through the separation process and help them develop coping skills that will remain with them through life

Der Tag, an dem ich aufhörte, „Beeil Dich“ zu sagen

Lektionen einer entspannten Mutter

Author: Rachel Macy Stafford

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843711143

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 3818

»Dafür haben wir jetzt keine Zeit«, war lange der Satz, den die Töchter von Rachel Macy Stafford am häufigsten von ihrer Mutter hörten. Die junge Frau verlor sich geradezu in ihrem hektischen Alltag, während sie versuchte, allen Ansprüchen gerecht zu werden. Bis es schließlich nicht mehr weiterging.Nicht für sie, nicht für ihren Partner und vor allem nicht für ihre Kinder. Rachel Macy Stafford zog daraufhin die Reißleine und beschloss, ihr Leben zu ändern. Sie entwickelte ein Programm für mehr Achtsamkeit und Gelassenheit und lernte so auch selbst, endlich wieder bewusst Zeit mit ihrer Familie zu verbringen.

On Life's Little Twists and Turns

Author: Bill Haywood

Publisher: Partridge Singapore

ISBN: 1482890178

Category: Education

Page: 282

View: 4763

Bill Haywood, an English, working-class, Black Country lad, saw only a lifetime of factory drudgery as his fate when he was young. He left school at fifteen without any academic qualifications and entered the workforce with various engineering companies. For five years, he served in the Royal Air Force in the United Kingdom, Cyprus, and Malta. After his service, he was hired on at one of the largest engineering companies in the UK-Guest, Keen and Nettlefolds. At the age of thirty-six, while still working at GKN, he threw caution to the winds to attend Ruskin College, Oxford, to pursue a dream. At the age of thirty-nine, he earned the first of three university degrees, culminating in a doctorate at the age of forty-five. In this memoir, he expresses strong views that may challenge those who are unwilling to debate the issues, including the environment for education and the social situation in the UK, the apparent goals of the current government, and sport and sportsmanship. He has traveled the world and befriended interesting and stimulating people from places he never thought he would see with his own eyes. His is a journey of discovery, proof that life holds great potential for those who are willing to look beyond their immediate environment or circumstances. He hopes to encourage others to seek something beyond their current factory, office, or shop door, where a more satisfying future may await.

In the Hands of the Father

Author: Brian David Knapp

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1612150438

Category: Religion

Page: 148

View: 3587

This is a story of survival and how God has held and protected me even in my Mother's womb. It is a story of a life long relationship with God and how He has blessed me. It is a story that shows how God loves all of us and desires a personal relationship with all His children and how to achieve and develop that personal relationship.

Wild Company

The Untold Story of Banana Republic

Author: Mel Ziegler,Patricia Ziegler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451683510

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 9436

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

The Hands-on Guide for Junior Doctors

Author: Anna Donald,Mike Stein

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444312847

Category: Medical

Page: 296

View: 9922

Part of the Blackwell foundation programme collection The Hands-on Guide for Junior Doctors is a practical book forjunior doctors and medical students making the transition frommedical school to life on the wards. It contains new material toreflect the changes in PRHO training and the development offoundation programmes. This book tells you how to prepare for the actual daily rigoursof hospital life and is an essential guide for surviving your firstyear as a junior doctor. It covers the personal aspects of being a doctor, outlining therealities of ward life including paperwork, self-care and guidancesections on arranging your finances and organising the nextjob. It also provides the day-to-day reality of clinical life such asresponding to acute emergencies, common ward calls, drugprescribing and carrying out practical procedures.

Lillian on Life

Author: Alison Jean Lester

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698152654

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 1326

"I absolutely loved Lillian on Life." —Kate Atkinson "I found it full of life and full of wisdom.” —Erica Jong Smart, poignant, funny, and totally original, Lillian on Life is as fresh and surprising as fiction gets. This is the story of Lillian, a single woman reflecting on her choices and imagining her future. Born in the Midwest in the 1930s; Lillian lives, loves, and works in Europe in the fifties and early sixties; she settles in New York and pursues the great love of her life in the sixties and seventies. Now it’s the early nineties, and she’s taking stock. Throughout her life, walking the unpaved road between traditional and modern choices for women, Lillian grapples with parental disappointment and societal expectations, wins and loses in love, and develops her own brand of wisdom. Lillian on Life lifts the skin off the beautiful, stylish product of an era to reveal the confused, hot-blooded woman underneath. From the Hardcover edition.

Turning the Corner on Life

Author: Arnold Silveri

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469183579

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 410

View: 6214

Turning the Corner on Life is a book covering more than seventy years of my life. Like any other autobiography, its about family, friends, and the personal experiences we shared. It does not include every single thing that ever happened to me in my life. There are, however, numerous nostalgic references to music, movies, radio, television, sports, social /cultural political names, places, and events intermingled within the chronology of my life. Beginning with the happy carefree days I spent playing ball in the street and going to the movies. The times we went to Coney Island and Ebbets Field. The happy and not-so-happy days I spent as a teenager in junior high and hanging out on the corner. The love, loyalty, and compassion my wife, Connie, always displayedfrom our first meeting and throughout our marriageduring some tough, depressing times. And last but not least, the happiness we shared in the birth of our children and grandchildren.


Indian and Islamic

Author: Salahuddin Khuda Bukhsh

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415244640

Category: Social Science

Page: 275

View: 1720

First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

On Whale Island

Notes from a Place I Never Meant to Leave

Author: Daniel Hays

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1565128095

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 7423

A memoir of a year spent on a deserted island off Nova Scotia, from the New York Times–bestselling author of My Old Man and the Sea. After Daniel Hays and his father built a twenty-five-foot boat and sailed it around Cape Horn, he thought he’d finally put his wanderlust to rest. He bought a house, took a job, and got married. But as it turned out, in the “real world,” he just felt lost. Yearning to escape civilization and find a new adventure, he bought an island off the coast of Nova Scotia; built a tiny house; packed up his wife and stepson, two dogs, and three boatloads of supplies; and moved there. This is the true story of fulfilling a fantasy: to live by your own rules and your own wits. Taking Thoreau’s ideal of self-sufficiency to heart, Daniel generates electricity from solar power and a terrifying windmill, funnels rainwater for their showers, creates a toilet seat out of a whale vertebra, and strings their bed up on pulleys so that by day it can be lifted out of the way. For him, every morning is a wonder and every storm a blood-coursing thrill. But while Daniel loves this simple life in the wilderness, his wife longs for the world they left behind, and his spirited stepson is feeling isolated. Soon, their Swiss Family Robinson existence becomes a vision only Daniel can see. Funny, tender, and fascinating, filled with the details of an unconventional life, this is the story of how the Hays family lived on Whale Island, and how, finally, they had to leave.