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My Path Leads to Tibet: The Inspiring Story of How One Young Blind Woman Brought Hope to the Blind Children of Tibetby Sabriye Tenberken
Defying everyone's advice, armed only with her rudimentary knowledge of Chinese and Tibetan, Sabriye Tenberken set out to do something about the appalling condition of the Tibetan blind, who she learned had been abandoned by society and left to die. Traveling on horseback throughout the country, she sought them out, devised a Braille alphabet in Tibetan, equipped her charges with canes for the first time, and set up a school for the blind. Her efforts were crowned with such success that hundreds of young blind Tibetans, instilled with a newfound pride and an education, have now become self-supporting. A tale that will leave no reader unmoved, it demonstrates anew the power of the positive spirit to overcome the most daunting odds.
It's time to cash your reality check and re-create your life on your own terms. In your twenties you expect to finally live life on your own terms. But it can seem like the world won't cooperate. Roommates drive you crazy (but you can't afford to lose them), entry-level jobs frustrate you ("Four hundred double-sided copies before lunch,"), and even a dream job can take over your nights and weekends, leaving you feeling like you are running hard but going nowhere. Jason Ryan Dorsey helps you turn this coming-of-age crisis into opportunity. He shows you the big secret of the real world-that you don't realize how much control you have over your life until you use it. In My Reality Check Bounced! Jason shows you how to: Find the courage to climb out of your real-world rut Create a Future Picture that gets you off your "buts" Uncover opportunity and build a tag team to make the most of it Live like you mean it, and finally cash your reality check.
This book was inspired by the suicide of the 20-year-old son of the author, Iris Bolton. Mrs. Bolton describes in detail the journey she made from the devastation of losing her son Mitch by suicide to the step by step healing that took place in her life. The book is hopeful and helpful to those who have suffered any loss from death, divorce, or separation. It gives promise of recovery and healing and learning to live with the terrible event. Written in 1983, MY SON...MY SON... is now in its 18th printing. This book ships to countries all over the world, from Australia and New Zealand to England and South Africa. It is being used as a teaching guide for students in colleges from California to Maine. Ministers, priests and rabbis have found the book helpful as they minister to those who have suffered any loss. Originally available only in paperback, the entire book was studio recorded by Iris Bolton in 1995. The audio edition on four cassettes provides an even greater opportunity for those dealing with grief to hear in Iris's own voice the inspiring message of hope, help and health. The book is available in the four cassette audio edition, hardback edition and the paperback edition. MY SON...MY SON... Will Help You If You Are: Bereaved, Grieving or Mourning; A Friend or Acquaintance of Someone in Mourning; A Psychiatrist, Psychologist, or Mental Health Worker; A Physician, Nurse, or Hospital Employee; A Clergyman or Funeral Director; A School Counselor, Teacher or Administrator; An Attorney, Police Officer or Juvenile Justice Worker.
A 37-year-old brain scientist has a massive stroke and observes her own mind deteriorate to the point where she can't walk, talk, read, write or recall her life, within 4 hours.
Milton Erickson's teaching tales--the stories he told his patients and the stories he told the pilgrims who came to sit at his feet --are ingenious and enchanting. They are extraordinary examples of the art of persuasion. Some people would say that they are much too good to be tucked away on the psychiatry shelf, since even though their intention was therapeutic, they are part of a much larger tradition: the American tradition of wit and humor whose greatest exemplar is Mark Twain.
'When I was just forty-two I suffered a severe stroke. Paralysed on my left side and unable to walk, I was confined to hospital for three months, then spent about a year recovering, slowly getting myself back into the world. When I was seriously ill in hospital, I longed to read a book that would tell me that I might expect in convalescence and also give me something to think about. . . ' 'Not only a riveting account of his sudden illness, but of love being put under a real test: a heart-warming triumph' Kazuo Ishiguro, Sunday Times Books of the Year 'With its lucid heartfelt prose, My Year Offgives voice to the millions of people who suffer strokes . . . More importantly, this book is a testament to the parallel trials and courage of the family members of stroke victims' New York Times Book Review 'Few of us can write in perfect health with the wit, skill, honesty and compassion that McCrum manages following a stroke' Professor Anthony Clare
Mycotoxins are produced worldwide by several fungi on a wide range of agricultural commodities and are closely related to human and animal food chains. Examining mycotoxins and their impact from a public health viewpoint, this book provides an overview and introduction to the subject and examines the health, trade and legislation issues involved. Management of mycotoxins is discussed in detail as well as the global problems caused by mycotoxins.
A comprehensive psychology textbook for high school students interested in AP level learning.
Where does stress come from? Financial pressures? Looming deadlines? Conflicts at work or at home? For more than half a century, we've been told that stress comes from circumstances like these, that it's a by-product of our ancestors' fight-or-flight response to danger, and that the best we can do, given the fast pace of life today, is to breathe, try to relax, and accept that life is hard. All of this, according to Andrew Bernstein, is wrong. Spurred by the death of several family members when he was young, Bernstein began a quest to understand the real dynamics of stress and resilience. He eventually realized that stress doesn't come from your circumstances--it comes from your thoughts about your circumstances. More specifically, stress is created by a particular kind of thought that humans happen to excel at. Seeing this, Bernstein realized that the antidote to stress--and the key to far greater resilience--is not exercise or physical relaxation, but finding these stress-producing thoughts and finally dismantling them. He created a process called ActivInsight that helps you--and the people you care about--do this on your own in just seven steps, often yielding life-changing breakthroughs in a matter of minutes. Bernstein has been teaching ActivInsight to great acclaim in schools, not-for-profits, and Fortune 500 companies since 2004. Now he shares this technique for the first time with a wider audience. In The Myth of Stress,you will experience the surprising power of this new approach for yourself as you apply ActivInsight to a wide variety of today's most common challenges, including:weight loss * money * success interpersonal conflict * addiction * traffic * divorce * heartbreak * discrimination * anger uncertainty about the future * loss of a loved one * and more. With compassion, intelligence, and humor,The Myth of Stress offers a complete reeducation in the nature of stress, permanently changing the way you relate to challenges--at school, at work, and at home--in order to live a happier and healthier life.
Provocative essays on body image by black women. <P> Candid, witty, and insightful, Naked is a compelling collection of essays that captures what today's black women think about their bodies-from head to toe. <P> Tackling such issues as hair texture, skin color, weight, and sexuality, it follows women on their paths to acceptance-and enjoyment -of their unique features...to a place where it doesn't matter how big the breasts or how long the legs, only what is in the heart. <P> Includes contributions from women of all ages and walks of life, including such notables as: <P> - Iyanla Vanzant<P> - Jill Scott<P> - Kelis<P> - Tracee Ellis Ross<P> - Jill Nelson<P> - Hilda Hutcherson<P> - asha bandele <P> - Melyssa Ford <P> Edited by Ayana Byrd and Akiba Solomon<P> Foreword by Sonia Sanchez
This is a book about working through the steps to recovery from a narcotic addiction. Includes history of NA, 12 steps, and stories about how other people have successfully worked the program.
Information on marijuana, opium, morphine, heroin, coca, cocaine, alcohol, tobacco, ololiuqui, peyotl (mescaline), pituri, fly agaric, caapi, kava, betel, coffee, chocolate and tea.
Proposes a narrative approach that builds a bridge between family therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and addictions counseling. Demonstrates innovative ways to help clients form new understandings of the events of their lives, explore their relationships to drugs and alcohol, and develop new stories to nourish their recovery. Central to this approach is the use of letter writing, personal accounts, and other creative tasks. Diamond has been teaching and training in the fields of addiction and psychotherapy for the past 15 years. He is currently in private practice. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
How to apply the definitive postmodern therapeutic technique in a variety of situations, including treating alcoholics, counseling students, treating male sexual abuse survivors, and more. Written with scholarship, energy, practicality, and awareness.
Each of us knows someone who makes us feel as small as the period at the end of this sentence. When that happens, how many times have you just walked away angry or hurt, only later thinking of what you should have said or done? Maybe you work with such a person. Or live with him. Or confront her every day in the mirror. Nasty people raise themselves up by putting others down. They are "invalidators," but you can disarm their weapons, using everything from humor to confrontation. With Nasty People, you'll never again be defenseless against office gossips, false friends, know-it-all relatives, or the just plain SOBs. The book includes cogent insights into How nasty people think How to deal with a nasty boss or nasty spouse Who makes a typical "victim" What you can do if you think you're the nasty person How to break the cycle of nastiness We all know it's impossible for any one person to rid the world of nastiness, but you can stop wringing your hands, tearing your hair, and biting your tongue. Nasty People will help you put an end to being controlled by nasty people so that you can start feeling good again.
A biography of the young Omaha Indian woman who became the first Native American woman to graduate from medical school.
A riveting work of investigative journalism that charts the rise of the dietary supplement craze and reveals the dangerous---and sometimes deadly---side of these highly popular and completely unregulated products. Over 60 percent of Americans buy and take herbal and dietary supplements for all sorts of reasons---to prevent illness (vitamin C), to ease depression (St. John's wort), to aid weight loss (ephedra), to boost the memory (ginkgo biloba), and even to cure cancer (shark cartilage, bloodroot)---despite the fact that few of these "natural" supplements have been proven to be safe or effective. The vitamin and herbal supplement industry generates over $20 billion a year by selling products that promise to cure or fix, but are produced and marketed essentially without oversight. And while the media has been quick to sensationalize the benefits of supplements, few have taken a hard look at the dangers posed by many of the remedies flooding the market today. Award-winning journalist Dan Hurley breaks the silence for the first time in Natural Causes. From the snake-oil salesmen of the early twentieth century, to rise of the health food movement in the sixties and seventies, Hurley charts the remarkable growth of an industry built largely on fraud, and reveals the backroom politics that led to the passage of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994, which effectively freed the industry from FDA oversight. In unprecedented detail, he shows how supplement manufacturers have concealed the truth about dozens of untested treatments and the shocking rise in deaths, disfigurements, and life-threatening injuries caused by products deceptively promoted as "safe and natural." Most importantly, he provides a telling look at why, in an age of unprecedented scientific advancement, we continue to buy and believe in remedies for which little evidence exists--and why the supplements we take to promote our health may be doing far more harm than good. As Hurley shows, the dietary supplement craze may be one of the greatest swindles ever perpetrated on the American public---one that feeds billions of dollars each year into the pockets of lobbyists, politicians, and any charlatan who wants to slap a label on a bottle and tout it as the next big "natural cure." Blending hard facts with spellbinding personal stories, Natural Causes is a must-read for anyone who has ever popped a multivitamin or an herb, and provides a hard-hitting, frightening look at a cultural trend that is out of control.
If you want to keep trim, fit, and healthy without spending endless hours each day on routines and diets, then this is the book for you. Bodybuilding superstar and fitness expert Bob Paris believes that you can achieve whole-body fitness that transcends superficiality. The key to his proven program is to balance the three essential parts of your nature: physical body, mind, and spirit. Let Bob show you how to set fitness goals and priorities into a realistic plan, inspire long-term motivation, and reframe new goals as your needs change; exercise properly and effectively with a detailed step-by-step exercise program; maintain healthful eating habits with practical tips on diet and nutrition, including more than 20 favorite energizing meals with calorie menus; incorporate new knowledge into your life to make your fitness belief system work for you - and keep it working for a lifetime; and respect your body - abandon negative beliefs, embrace positive ideas about nutrition and fitness, and integrate them into everyday life.
In this much-needed guide to good health, two nationally known medical doctors, who are also experts on natural medicine and African American medical issues, present a common sense combination of mainstream approaches and natural therapies to help the body heal itself.
The discovery of these genes and their role in human malignancy has been one of the most dramatic events in biology in the late twentieth century. In this book, Angier describes scientist Bob Weinberg, his research lab, and the dozens of scientists who work towards understanding the oncogene. She describes the dynamic of the lab and its workers as well as the details of each gene experiment.
Doctors Richard E. Curlee and William H Perkins delve into the causes of stuttering and suggest tips to deal with stuttering.
This text organizes & summarizes a vast wealth of information concerning the nature of stuttering.
The third volume in the "Selections from the Decades" series and consists of 23 public talks.
Do you want to experience peace in your mind, joy in your heart, and happiness in your family and your life? Peace, Joy and Happiness are all possible for you. In fact, they lie within you if you have the courage to seek them. By navigating your mind in the direction of what truly matters, and by releasing the fears that hold you back, you can achieve the life you truly want. Navigating your Mind will teach you how to: - Overcome any past, present, or future relationship problems. - Let go of old pain, anger, anxiety, and fear. - Reclaim yourself by rediscovering your interests and passions and moving toward them. - Create meaningful connections with others and yourself. - Experience greater peace of mind, joy in your heart, and happiness in your family and your life. After reading Navigating Your Mind, not only will you ask yourself, "What would I do if all the anger, anxiety, depression, and other unhealthy emotions I feel want away?" but you'll ask the even better question, "What Will I Now Create?"
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