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After taking refuge in the Sullivan home, Mick crosses over into the dangerous world of dogfighting Something is tearing away at Mick. Despite finding some stability in the comfort of the Sullivan family, and his friendships with Toy, Sully, and Evelyn, he can't seem to escape his roots. Remembering too clearly the bigotry of his old neighborhood and alcoholic older brother, Terry, Mick decides to seek revenge. And what better way to make Terry pay than in a winner-takes-all game of Terry's favorite illegal sport: dogfighting. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Chris Lynch including rare images from the author's personal collection.
Teresa Rhyne had a new boyfriend, new dog, and a new outlook on life. But shortly after she adopted Seamus, a totally incorrigible beagle, Teresa was told he had a malignant tumor and less than a year to live. The diagnosis came as a devastating blow to Teresa, forcing her to learn everything about the treatment. She couldn't have possibly known then that she was preparing herself for life's next hurdle - a cancer diagnosis of her own. Following Seamus's lead, she forged ahead with survival...learning a few things about love as well.
This handbook, a hands-on reference, has been extensively revised to include the latest information on everything from canine healthcare to nutrition to holistic treatments. Dog Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook, Fourth Edition, is the definitive guide for every dog owner.
A layabout mutt turned therapy dog leads her owner to a new understanding of the good life. At loose ends with her daughter leaving home and her husband on the road, Halpern decides to give herself and Pransky, her Labradoodle, a new lease on life by getting certified as a therapy dog team.
Direct sequel to the New York Times and USA Today bestselling A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron. Buddy is a good dog. After searching for his purpose through several eventful lives, Buddy is sure that he has found and fulfilled it. Yet as he watches curious baby Clarity get into dangerous mischief, he is certain that this little girl is very much in need of a dog of her own. When Buddy is reborn, he realizes that he has a new destiny. He's overjoyed when he is adopted by Clarity, now a vibrant but troubled teenager. When they are suddenly separated, Buddy despairs--who will take care of his girl? A charming and heartwarming story of hope, love, and unending devotion, A Dog's Journey asks the question: Do we really take care of our pets, or do they take care of us? More than just another endearing dog tale, A Dog's Journey is the moving story of unwavering loyalty and a love that crosses all barriers.
Applying family-therapy theory in clinical settings, for new therapists and therapists in training.
Enjoy responsibly. Sex. Sometimes it feels like everybody's doing it. Maybe you are. Maybe you're thinking about it. Maybe it's years away. Whatever. You need to be ready -- in your head, and down there. You have to know the right stuff in order to do it. Got questions? Who doesn't. "The Sex Lady" will break it down for you. Does size matter? How do you prevent STDs? What birth control options are there? If someone says they're a virgin, what does that mean? Am I ready? Am I normal? The more you know, the easier it is to make safe -- and smart -- decisions about sex.
Researching child and adolescent mental health can be a daunting task, but with the right practical skills and knowledge your students can transform the way they work with children and young people, giving them a 'voice' through their research in the wider community. Michelle O'Reilly and Nikki Parker combine their clinical, academic and research expertise to take your students step-by-step through each stage of the research process. From first inception to data collection and dissemination, they'll guide them through the key issues faced when undertaking their research, highlighting the dilemmas, challenges and debates, and exploring the important questions asked when doing research with this population. Providing practical advice and strategies for dealing with the reality of conducting research in practice, this book will; - Provide your students with an overview of the theories that underpin methodological choice and the value of using qualitative research. - Guide them through the planning stage of your project, clearly outlining important ethical and legal issues. - Take them though the most popular qualitative data collection techniques and support them with their analysis. - Help them write up their findings and demonstrate how research evidence translates into effective clinical practice. Supported by helpful hints and tips, case examples and definitions of keys terms, this highly practical and accessible guide throws a lifebelt to any students or mental health practitioner learning about the research process for the first time.
Learning how to use critical self-reflection creatively when practising therapy is an important component of training. This level of self-awareness is, however, often neglected in research, despite the centrality of the researcher to their work. Doing Practice-based Research in Therapy: A Reflexive Approach makes the vital link between practical research skills and self-awareness, critical reflection and personal development in practice-based research. Starting with a clear introduction to the theory, practice and debates surrounding this type of research, the book then guides the reader step-by-step through the practicalities of the research process, encouraging them to reflect upon and evaluate their practice at each stage. The book: - incorporates case studies throughout to illustrate different methodological approaches - uses real life examples from students conducting practice-based psychotherapy research - includes exercises, chapter objectives, end-of-chapter questions and suggestions for further reading to help consolidate learning - encourages ongoing personal development by introducing personal development planning (PDP) and lifelong learning in the field of research. By demystifying the reflexive approach, this highly practical guide ensures that trainees and qualified therapists get the most, both professionally and personally, from their practice-based research.
This book is for students who are embarking on a qualitative research project in psychology or a related discipline. While focusing mainly on undergraduate dissertations, this book will also be useful for postgraduate students. It takes you through planning a qualitative project, stage by stage, addressing key issues and concerns along the way. The focus throughout is on how to make your project excellent!<P><P> Packed full of examples from student projects to help you to put theory into practice, the book guides you through:<P> * designing your research<P> * ethical considerations<P> * collecting your data<P> * analysing your data<P> * writing your report or dissertation. <P> In addition, the book will help you with time management and working with your supervisor, as well as providing guidance on how you can use your project as the basis for publication or further study.
Are you ready to take your exercise and fitness routine to the next level? Then take a lesson from internationally-renowned action hero Dolph Lundgren, as he shares the personal fitness secrets gained from a lifetime of hard-fought experiences on-camera and off.Dolph has created a personal philosophy of fitness based on martial arts, yoga, strength training, biochemical research, professional sports, and over 40 starring roles in classic action films. It's a logical, fun, and surprisingly easy path to total fitness--whether you're at the office, with friends, playing sports, or in class. This is the ultimate lifestyle to improve your health and build your physique!Dolph Lundgren: Be Fit Forever--his autobiographical training guide--features weekly training programs, daily menu planners, guides to equipment and gear, fantastic photos from behind the scenes of Hollywood action movies, and more.DOLPH'S SPECIAL TIPS:1. Briefing: The reasons you need to get fit2. Mission: Personal training and health philosophy3. Weaponry: How to best combine strength exercises, cardiovascular, and flexibility training4. Special Ops: Stick to your goals even while away traveling5. Fuel and supplies: The best foods and supplements to build your body6. Fit forever: Stay in shape for the rest of your life!With detailed exercise plans and over 100 step-by-step photos, Dolph Lundgren: Be Fit Forever is the kickass guide to building a body that will look great and make you feel even better--forever.
The book describes the history of man's interaction with dolphins and the positive benefits of this relationship. The science of dolphin healing and the healing power of sound is also explained clearly. Horace recounts some of the many amazing examples of dolphin healing he has encountered and examines the success of organised dolphin healing around the world including the work of the famous Dolphin Healing Centre in Kyoto, Japan. Finally the book explores ways in which we can all experience dolphin healing, including the use of photography, film and audio tapes.
Experts working with twelve unique groups of domestic abuse survivors provide the latest research on their populations and use a case study approach to demonstrate culturally sensitive intervention strategies. Chapters focus on African Americans, Native Americans, Latinas, Asian and Pacific Island communities, persons with disabilities, immigrants and refugees, women in later life, LGBT survivors, and military families. They address domestic violence in rural environments and among teens, as well as the role of religion in shaping attitudes and behavior. Lettie L. Lockhart and Fran S. Danis are editors of the Council of Social Work Education's popular teaching modules on domestic violence and founding co-chairs of the CSWE symposium on violence against women and children. In their introduction, they provide a thorough overview of intersectionality, culturally competent practice, and domestic violence and basic practice strategies, such as universal screening, risk assessment, and safety planning. They follow with collaborative chapters on specific populations demonstrating the value of generalist social work practice, including developing respectful relationships that define issues from the survivor's perspective; collecting and assessing data; setting goals and contracting; identifying culturally specific interventions; implementing culturally appropriate courses of action; participating in community-level strategies; and advocating for improved policies and funding at local, state, and federal levels. Featuring resources applicable to both practitioners and clients, Domestic Violence forms an effective tool for analysis and action.
The Dominance Factor: How Knowing Your Dominant Eye, Ear, Brain, Hand and Foot Can Improve Your Learningby Carla Hannaford
Neuroscientist and educator Dr. Carla Hannaford fascinating frontier (study) of knowledge about ... and its impact on learning and thinking at an ages. Her earlier book, Smart Moves, Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head, has been hailed for its insights into the body's role in learning. Joseph Chilton Pearce calls it "a major work of profound importance to our understanding of child development and education." In The Dominance Factor she explores an area that has long intrigued scientists and educators: the linkages between the side of the body we favor for seeing, hearing, touching, and moving and the way we think, learn, work, play, and relate to others. Your Dominance Profile is actually a key factor in shaping the way you think and act. Carla Hannaford shows why, and reveals how knowing your Profile will help you, and your children, to learn in the way that suits you best, and perform at your highest level. The Dominance Factor clearly explains methods for discovering your Profile that are so simple, non-invasive and easy to learn that even a child can do them. This is a book that parents, teachers, and all of us who need to understand what makes ourselves and others tick, will use and enjoy.
Between 1730 and 1750, Domingos Alvares traversed the colonial Atlantic world like few Africans of his time--from Africa to South America to Europe. By tracing the steps of this powerful African healer and vodun priest, James Sweet finds dramatic means for unfolding a history of the eighteenth-century Atlantic world in which healing, religion, kinship, and political subversion were intimately connected. Alvares treated many people across the Atlantic, yet healing was rarely a simple matter of remedying illness and disease. Through the language of health and healing, Alvares also addressed the profound alienation of warfare, capitalism, and the African slave trade. As a result, he and other African healers frequently ran afoul of imperial power brokers. Nevertheless, even the powerful suffered isolation in the Atlantic world and often turned to African healers for answers. In this way, healers simultaneously became fierce critics of Atlantic imperialism and expert translators of it, adapting their therapeutic strategies in order to secure social relevance and even power. By tracing Alvares' frequent uprooting and border crossing, Sweet illuminates how African healing practices evolved in the diaspora, contesting the social and political hierarchies of imperialism while also making profound impacts on the intellectual discourse of the "modern" Atlantic world.
Readers of Carlos Casteneda have often complained that his work in ancient Meso-american shamanism never covered sexual practices beyond celibacy. With his death in 1998 it seemed that these practices might never be revealed, but fortunately Merilyn Tunneshende has stepped in. Set against the backdrop of the golden deserts of Sonora, Mexico, Don Juan and the Art of Sexual Energy recounts Tunneshende's initiation into the ancient sexual energy practices of the Toltec-Mayan tradition. Under the tutelage of don Juan Matus, -Chon Yakil (whom Castenada referred to as Don Genaro), and dona Celestina de la Soledad, she learns to reclaim her minine power and balance the masculine and feminine sources within herself. At the heart of the book is the mythical Rainbow Serpent: le phallic energy within women, the creative power within men. Each chapter focuses on a particular technique for awakening the serpent and connecting with its energy. Twenty-two sequential practices are covered, providing a powerful program for serious spiritual transformation.
From the book jacket: AT AGE 35, DEANNA FAVRE HAD IT ALL - A loving husband at the peak of his NFL career Two beautiful daughters A wonderful life... AND BREAST CANCER No one is immune to tragedy. Deanna Favre is living proof. A shy, small-town girl from Kiln, Mississippi, Deanna had always been perfectly content to let her famous husband steal the spotlight. Though married to the NFL's only three-time MVP, she preferred to live a life of quiet anonymity. But on December 22, 2003, the spotlight shifted. When television cameras zeroed in on a somber Deanna watching her grief-stricken husband lead the Green Bay Packers to a Monday night victory over the Oakland Raiders immediately following the death of his father, Deanna's anonymity was lost, and her life changed forever. Tragedy struck again the following October when Deanna's younger brother, Casey, was killed in an ATV accident. Four days later-still reeling from the loss of her brother--Deanna was diagnosed with breast cancer. Through it all, however, Deanna has emerged a survivor. In this candid and inspirational memoir, she shares the triumphs and the tragedies of a life lived both behind the scenes and on center stage. From her years as a single mom and her high-profile marriage to Brett, to her highly publicized battle with breast cancer and the work she is currently doing through the Deanna Favre HOPE Foundation, her story is living testament that with faith. and love, ordinary people can overcome the most extraordinary circumstances. Three years later and cancer-free, Deanna has become one of breast cancer's leading activists. As the founder of the Deanna Favre HOPE Foundation, she now travels the country to speak about the importance of early diagnosis and raises funds to provide early diagnostic services, education, and financial support for uninsured and underinsured women battling breast cancer. Deanna, Brett, and their daughters, Brittany and Breleigh, live in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. With more than three million copies of her books sold worldwide, ANGELA HUNT is the best-selling author of more than one hundred books, including The Tale of Three Trees, The Note, and Magdalene. She and her husband make their home in Florida. DEANNA FAVRE HOPE FOUNDATION A portion of the proceeds for this book will go to the Deanna Favre HOPE Foundation to provide financial support for uninsured and underinsured women battling breast cancer.
"Dr. Patrick Carnes is a creative, pioneering, and courageous human being. His books are changing the lives of thousands!"<P> "I lost three marriages, all because of affairs." <P> "I became suicidal because of multiple intense involvements." <P> "I spent money on sex when I needed it for children's clothes." "<P> I lost promotion opportunities and a special scholarship because my co-workers found out about my sex life." <P> Every day they face the possibility of destruction, risking their families, fiances, jobs, dignity, and health. They come from all walks of life: ministers, physicians, therapists, politicians, executives, blue-collar workers. Most were abused as children--sexually, physically or emotionally--and saw addictive behavior in their early lives. Most grapple with other addictions as well, but their fiercest battle is with the most astounding prevalent "secret" disorder in America: sexual addiction. Here is a ground-breaking work by the nation's leading professional expert on sexual addiction, based on the candid testimony of more than one thousand recovering sexual addicts in the first major scientific study of the disorder. This essential volume includes not only the revealing findings of Dr. Carne's research with recovering addicts but also advice from the addicts and co-addicts themselves as they work to overcome their compulsive behavior. Positive, hopeful, and practical, Don't Call It Love is a landmark book that helps us better understand all addictions, their causes, and the difficult path to recovery.
High schooler Amber Novak's life is changed forever when a date with hunky Eric Moore ends in a car crash. Now Amber will never walk again. When she begins rehab at Hamilton Hospital, she meets others who understand her pain, and they warn her that nothing can prepare her for reality. Can she find the courage to rebuild her life and dream again?
Julie Ellis and Luke Muldenhower have always been school sweethearts. Now both are in high school and deeply in love. Luke, a talented football player, is almost certain to receive an athletic scholarship to a top college. And no matter what her parents say, wherever Luke goes, Julie intends to follow. When Luke can't shake what he thinks is a virus, Julie persuades him to see a doctor. Luke's test results are alarming, but Julie believes their love is stronger than anything. Can love survive, now and forever?
This sensitive workbook teaches readers how to be at peace with their bodies.
"Benevolent muckraker" Morgan Spurlock debuts a wry investigative voice that will appeal to anyone interested in the health of our country, our children, and ourselves.
How to reduce cholesterol, salt, fat and sugar, and still eat tasty food. How to adapt everyday recipes for healthful eating. How to permanently change eating habits. How to read and understand labels. How to lose weight and keep it off. How to handle eating in a restaurant, and more.
"If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special. "Jimmy V was a catalyst. He was a dreamer. And he served as an inspiration to so many. Facing his own mortality, he stood tall and found the courage and bravery for one last call to arms. He took the world's biggest stage and delivered some of the world's biggest lessons. These lessons were the heart of the speech and the inspiration for this book. But it all started with a speech. . .
Begown's mission is to educate women on the facts that the $45 billion cosmetics industry doesn't want people to know. In her makeup and skincare bible, she deciphers ingredient lists, translates cosmetics-counter beauty babble, and evaluates the worth of virtually every product on the market. This completely revised and expanded edition includes more than 75 new product lines.