"An incredible story filled with love, angst, and devotion. Five bright stars!" -Aleatha Romig, New York Times bestselling author From international bestselling author Tia Louise comes a new STAND-ALONE second-chance romance... WHEN WE TOUCHBy Tia LouiseEmber Rose was saltwater and seduction.My biggest temptation. My biggest regret. I thought she'd always be waiting for me. I was wrong.Now I'm back in Oceanside searching for peace, hoping to escape what my life has become. She isn't supposed to be here...Dark hair blowing in the ocean breeze, Luscious curves barely hidden by thin cotton.I didn't come back for her.But when we touch, I know I'll do whatever it takes to make her mine...WHEN WE TOUCH is everywhere Sept. 5, 2017
Author: Tia Louise
Category: Man-woman relationships
Inspirational and practical guide on social justice
Honoring Our Diversity, Celebrating Our Connection
Author: Thich Hanh
Publisher: Parallax Press
Transformational wisdom designed for both women and men to access and enhance the inner power of the Divine • Reveals how to activate your sacred sexual self and find your soul mission • Shows how to access the wisdom of the Galactic Center • Explains why men need the Shakti Circuit to connect with the Divine Masculine Shakti is the Divine life force that ceaselessly manifests, creates, and activates. Igniting this living power within is the key for both men and women to transform themselves and attain union, harmony, and peace. The fluid intelligence of Shakti enflames, empowers, and awakens, igniting life force, joy, and organic wisdom within. Uniting the forms of Tantra Yoga found in Indian, Tibetan, and Aramaic sacred traditions, Padma Aon Prakasha reveals how to activate the power of Shakti by opening the 18 energetic pathways of the Shakti Circuit. The Circuit begins with galactic energy entering the body at the Alta Major chakra, located at the back of the head. Traveling down the pillar of the spine through the root chakra, the Circuit passes through the Seven Gates of the Womb-Grail to link the sacred sexual center and the heart center. From the heart, the energy completes the Circuit by traveling to the third eye and back to the Alta Major starting point to reveal the All-seeing eye. Centered on the womb in women and the hara in men, the Shakti Circuit links the soul, body-mind, emotions, and chakras to the power and loving wisdom of the Galactic Center. The Power of Shakti includes the insights and experiences of both men and women as they activate the power of Shakti and shows that clearing all 18 pathways of the Shakti Circuit enables us to activate our sacred sexual self and find our soul mission.
18 Pathways to Ignite the Energy of the Divine Woman
Author: Padma Aon Prakasha
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Most of us, at one time or another, would like to help a friend, family member, or acquaintance through a challenging time. But do we really know how to give meaningful support and guidance? And why do our best efforts at helping others often come up short? Here is a practical guide that will be of special interest to helping professionals—and anyone who wants to make a positive difference in the lives of people they care about. To be truly helpful to others, Karen Wegela explains, we must begin by focusing on ourselves. We must develop greater awareness, steadiness of mind, fearlessness, and self-compassion. Only then we can extend these qualities to the people we’d like to help. Drawing on her experiences as a psychotherapist and on her longtime study of Buddhist meditation, Wegela emphasizes the benefits of mindfulness, or learning to become fully present in our moment-to-moment experience. Through mindfulness we develop a fearless, compassionate presence in our daily lives—and we become better listeners, take wiser actions, and give more valuable, effective guidance to the people we’d like to help.
Using Mindfulness and Compassionate Presence to Help, Support, and Encourage Oth ers
Author: Karen Kissel Wegela
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Getting Through is a heartfelt collection of poetry that has something everyone can connect with. For anyone who has faced adversity, this book is sure to touch ones heart. Its about getting through the loss of a loved one or pet, loss of a job or finances, loss of self-worth and confidence. Its about the loss of ones self. This book is about losing love and finding it again. Its about finding faith and hope again, and learning to enjoy the little things in life and appreciate the blessings were given. Its about finding ones self while getting through.
A Poetic Journey Through Grief and Loss
Author: Sandra L. Thibault
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Compelling and subjective, the beauty of Sometimes When We Touch and Other Short Stories lies in its innocence of expression. The characters depicted are real-life portrayals with whom we easily associate ourselves. The shy boy, Manuel, from "On Reunion Day," the greedy politician in "Wheels and Deals," and Anuj and Mayumi from "Sometimes When We Touch" are all ordinary people leading simple lives. Yet it is these little anecdotes in their lives that Manoz Yonzone has brought out so poignantly. Written in simple language, with heart-rending themes, these short tales are an in-depth analysis of human nature that captivates the readers and keeps them enthralled until the last page of this intriguingly varied collection. Manoz Yonzone (Tamang) attended Mount Hermon School in Darjeeling, India. Sometimes When We Touch and Other Short Stories is his first collection in the English language. He lives in Mumbai and in his native home town of Kalimpong.
Author: Manoz Yonzone
Publisher: Athena PressPub Company
Out of all the human senses, touch is the one that is most often unappreciated, and undervalued. Yet, the surface of the human body, the skin, is actually one huge sheet of tactile receptors. It provides us with the means to connect with our surroundings. Despite the important role that vision plays in our everyday lives, it is the skin that constitutes both the oldest, and by far the largest of our sense organs. The skin protects our body from the external world and, at the same time, informs us about what occurs on its surface. In Touch With The Future explores the science of touch, bringing together the latest findings from cognitive neuroscience about the processing of tactile information in humans. The book provides a comprehensive overview of scientific knowledge regarding themes such as tactile memory, tactile awareness (consciousness), tactile attention, the role of touch in interpersonal and sexual interactions, and the neurological substrates of touch. It highlights the many ways in which our growing understanding of the world of touch can, and in some cases already are, being applied in the real world in everything from the development of virtual reality (VR) environments, tablet PCs, mobile phones, and even teledildonics - the ultimate frontier in terms of adult entertainment. In addition, the book shows how the cognitive neuroscience approach to the study of touch can be applied to help improve the design of many real-world applications/products as well as to many of our everyday experiences, such as those related to the appreciation of food, marketing, packaging design, the development of enhanced sensory substitution systems, art, and man-machine interfaces. Crucially, the authors makes a convincing argument for the view that one cannot really understand touch, especially not in a real-world context, without placing it in a multisensory context. That is, the senses interact to influence tactile perception in everything - from changing the feel of a surface or product by changing the sound it makes or the fragrance it has. For students and researchers in the brain sciences, this book presents a valuable and fascinating exploration into one of our least understood senses
The sense of touch from cognitive neuroscience to virtual reality
Author: Alberto Gallace,Charles Spence
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Collects four Christmas-themed romances, each by a different favorite author and set in one of that author's favorite settings, including Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove, Brenda Novak's Whiskey Creek, Sheila Roberts' Icicle Falls and RaeAnne Thayne's Cold Creek, Idaho. Original.
Author: Debbie Macomber,Brenda Novak,Sheila Roberts,Raeanne Thayne
"This book is excellent in its coverage of neurobiological underpinnings through perception, measurement, and communication...a great resource for researchers and clinicians." Score: 94, 4 stars. --Doody's Medical Reviews "This is an expertly constructed volume, due mainly to an expert composition of authors forthe individual chapters. Every chapter is like opening a door to a different laboratory, eachexamining a unique corner of the tactile research universe."--PsycCRITIQUES "...a solid, authoritative resource."--New Hampshire Nurses Association Touch has received increased attention over the last few decades, with growing recognition of its profound import to all facets of life. The Handbook of Touch is the first authoritative, state-of-the-art resource for scientists, scholars, and students interested in the neurobehavioral foundations of touch and its many applications. This text provides an in-depth overview of the conceptual and empirical scope of the field. Chapters are written by a cadre of internationally known experts on touch, representing an expansive breadth of knowledge from behavioral, health, and neuroscience disciplines. Key Features: Integrates knowledge regarding the neurobiology of touch, covering the spectrum from skin physiology and somatosensory pathways to touch-related genes and proteins Synthesizes research about the neural processing and perception of touch Describes diverse methods for measuring touch behavior and human response to touch Discusses the role of touch in social communication, along with the influence of context and culture Presents cutting edge research that links touch to brain organization and plasticity, human development, and varied dimensions of health
Neuroscience, Behavioral, and Health Perspectives
Author: Dr. Matthew J. Hertenstein, PhD,Dr. Sandra J. Weiss, PhD, DNSc, RN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
The Wave Becomes the Ocean was purposely written and designed to be a short and simple book. It is a collection of thirty-two essays that can be read from cover to cover, or it can be opened anywhere and the reader will find a brief reflection on the nature of our true realitythe world of spirit. With illustrations by Deborah Stafford accompanying each essay, this book provides the first steps to understanding and practicing the guidelines for a more peaceful, joyful life.
An Introduction to Spirituality
Author: Julian Pardo
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation