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: 3333

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.

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: 5435

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.

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: 7919

“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 in His Hands

A Call to Godly Surrender and Purposeful Living

Author: Jill Holler

Publisher: SonRise Devotionals

ISBN: 9781938499586

Category:

Page: N.A

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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

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: 5939

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.

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: 6207

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

Your Life in My Hands

A Junior Doctor's Story

Author: Rachel Clarke

Publisher: John Blake

ISBN: 9781786064516

Category:

Page: 288

View: 8134

"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.

When Life Hands You A Lemon

Author: Mike Hansen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781941541227

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 210

View: 774

Dan Lemon is a man of routine who has unknowingly lost his way. One fateful afternoon at work, he is introduced to three criminals who take him hostage and shake up his schedule. Dan now only has one choice, to confront his life's fears, failings and wants. Is one day enough to change your life?

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: 4376

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.

The Writer's Eye

Observation and Inspiration for Creative Writers

Author: Amy E. Weldon

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350025321

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

View: 5549

Learning to write starts with learning to do one big thing: pay attention to the world around you, even though just about everything in modern life makes this more difficult than it needs to be. Developing habits and practices of observing, and writing down what you notice, can be the first step away from the anxieties and doubts that can hold you back from your ultimate goal as a writer: discovering something to say and a voice to say it in. The Writer's Eye is an inspiring guide for writers at all stages of their writing lives. Drawing on new research into creative writers and their relationship with the physical world, Amy E. Weldon shows us how to become more attentive observers of the world and find inspiration in any environment. Including exercises, writing prompts and sample texts and spanning multiple genres from novels to nonfiction to poetry, this is the ideal starting point for anyone beginning to write seriously and offers refreshing perspectives for experienced writers seeking new inspiration.

How to Live

A Life of Montaigne in one question and twenty attempts at an answer

Author: Sarah Bakewell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446450902

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 323

How to get on well with people, how to deal with violence, how to adjust to losing someone you love? How to live? This question obsessed Renaissance nobleman Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (1533-92), who wrote free-roaming explorations of his thought and experience, unlike anything written before. Into these essays he put whatever was in his head: his tastes in wine and food, his childhood memories, the way his dog's ears twitched when it was dreaming, events in the appalling civil wars raging around him. The Essays was an instant bestseller, and over four hundred years later, readers still come to him in search of companionship, wisdom and entertainment - and in search of themselves. This first full biography of Montaigne in English for nearly fifty years relates the story of his life by way of the questions he posed and the answers he explored.

Fearless

A Cartoonist's Guide to Life

Author: Robb Armstrong

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1621452875

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 2176

Robb Armstrong has been described by People Magazine as “one of the hottest young cartoonists in America.” His award-winning comic strip, JumpStart, is syndicated in more than 300 newspapers in eight countries. Fearless is both a compelling read and an inspirational lesson on life. Robb Armstrong is one of the lucky ones. One of a handful of African-American artists to have a comic strip nationally syndicated in more than 300 publications, he gets to draw for a living. He works at home, so he can spend more time with his wife and two kids. He travels around the country, teaching drawing and sharing stories about his life with young people. He’s even met his share of famous people, including his idol, Charles Schulz. But his life wasn’t always so charmed. Born and raised in a rough neighborhood in West Philadelphia, Robb was one of five fatherless kids living in a cramped apartment where the electric bill didn’t always get paid. When he was six, his older brother was killed in a gruesome subway accident. Soon after, his remaining brother was severely beaten by the police for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Then, his mother died of cancer. How did he get through all of these tragedies to the happy life? By drawing funnies. Life is not so different from the comics—the challenges, tragedies, and triumphs. Comics poke fun at our everyday routines and our universal motivations. They show us a lot about ourselves and the people around us. So as a cartoonist, Robb Armstrong has drawn a few lessons from life that he shares in this moving memoir. Weaving together his personal stories with simple drawing tutorials and original illustrations, Fearless is both a compelling read and an inspirational lesson on how to live well, through the good times and the bad.

Classical Kids

An Activity Guide to Life in Ancient Greece and Rome

Author: Laurie Carlson

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1569767793

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 200

View: 6980

Travel back in time to see what life was like in ancient Greece and Rome while having fun with hands-on activities such as making a star gazer; chiseling a clay tablet; weaving Roman sandals; making a Greek mosaic; creating Roman jewelry; throwing Greek pottery; casting a vote in a Roman-style election; and much more. Learn how these civilizations contributed to our present-day world by participating in art, math, cooking, science, and geography activities. Interesting facts and trivia are included throughout. Helpful illustrations explain project steps.

Hands Free Life

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

Author: Rachel Macy Stafford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780310338154

Category: Conduct of life

Page: 224

View: 7303

In Hands Free Life bestselling author and popular blogger Rachel Macy Stafford (the Hands Free Mama) reveals the daily habits and practices that can help us all to live more fulfilled lives and protect our relationships with those we love. Parents, singles, women, and men---everyone needs the sanity and peace of a Hands Free Life.

The Hand

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

Author: Frank R. Wilson

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307772772

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

View: 5856

"A startling argument . . . provocative . . . absorbing." --The Boston Globe "Ambitious . . . arresting . . . celebrates the importance of hands to our lives today as well as to the history of our species." --The New York Times Book Review The human hand is a miracle of biomechanics, one of the most remarkable adaptations in the history of evolution. The hands of a concert pianist can elicit glorious sound and stir emotion; those of a surgeon can perform the most delicate operations; those of a rock climber allow him to scale a vertical mountain wall. Neurologist Frank R. Wilson makes the striking claim that it is because of the unique structure of the hand and its evolution in cooperation with the brain that Homo sapiens became the most intelligent, preeminent animal on the earth. In this fascinating book, Wilson moves from a discussion of the hand's evolution--and how its intimate communication with the brain affects such areas as neurology, psychology, and linguistics--to provocative new ideas about human creativity and how best to nurture it. Like Oliver Sacks and Stephen Jay Gould, Wilson handles a daunting range of scientific knowledge with a surprising deftness and a profound curiosity about human possibility. Provocative, illuminating, and delightful to read, The Hand encourages us to think in new ways about one of our most taken-for-granted assets. "A mark of the book's excellence [is that] it makes the reader aware of the wonder in trivial, everyday acts, and reveals the complexity behind the simplest manipulation." --The Washington Post From the Trade Paperback edition.

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: 3788

“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.

Blowing the Bloody Doors Off

And Other Lessons in Life

Author: Michael Caine

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316451169

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

View: 3479

Now in his 85th year, Hollywood legend Michael Caine shares wisdom and stories from his remarkable career in this "engrossing" memoir that "shines with positive energy" (Library Journal, starred review). One of our best-loved actors, Michael Caine has starred in over 100 films in his six-decade career, spanning classic movies like Alfie, Zulu, and The Italian Job (the inspiration for the book title) to playing Alfred opposite Christian Bale's Batman in Christopher Nolan's blockbuster Dark Knight trilogy. Caine has excelled in every kind of role--with a skill that's made it look easy. Caine knows what success takes. He's made it to the pinnacle of his profession from humble origins. But as he says, "Small parts can lead to big things. And if you keep doing things right, the stars will align when you least expect it." Still working and more beloved than ever, Caine now shares everything he's learned-and "his fans will be rewarded, as will anyone seeking an enjoyable, inspirational read" (Library Journal).

Why We Sleep

Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams

Author: Matthew Walker

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501144316

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 368

View: 2398

"Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, wellness, and longevity ... An explosion of scientific discoveries in the last twenty years has shed new light on this fundamental aspect of our lives. Now ... neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker gives us a new understanding of the vital importance of sleep and dreaming"--Amazon.com.