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Picking up where the bestselling Raw Food/Real World left off, Sarma Melngailis invites us inside her glamorous restaurant, Pure Food and Wine, with dozens more recipes for fresh and vibrant juices, shakes, soups, simple dishes, main courses, desserts, and cocktails. Whip up an antioxidant-rich Goji Tropic Shake or a sweet, cleansing Cilantro-Pineapple Shake for delicious nutrition on the goCool down with a Cucumber-Mint Gazpacho Soup and an Heirloom Tomato, Fennel, and Avocado Pressed Salad with Caper Dressing, Pistachio, and MintFind out what makes the Chanterelle and Kalamata Olive Ravioli the restaurant's most beloved entrée Celebrate with a raw Thanksgiving dinner, complete with "dark meat" portobello, "white meat" large oyster mushrooms, stuffing, mashed celeriac, cranberries, and brussels sproutsSatisfy your sweet tooth with a Classic Sundae and Caramel Bars No juicer? No dehydrator? No problem! Sarma shows that raw food preparation doesn't have to be daunting, and she helps you work your way from the fastest, simplest, freshest recipes to immensely satisfying main dishes that you'll have a hard time believing are raw. A definitive list of ingredients, tools, techniques, and sources make raw food a snap, while information-packed sidebars introduce the world's most powerful superfoods, from kombucha tea to chia seeds. And Sarma is refreshingly honest and real as she describes her personal breakthroughs--and struggles--living on raw foods.Whether you're snacking on the run, having a quiet dinner at home, or throwing a festive cocktail party, eating raw food makes you feel alive. Filled with sensuous, sexy, and energizing food, this book is sure to enrich your life, whether you're a carnivorous epicure or a raw-foods junkie.
Carver was the kind of Cyberspace - not only to the hardcore Freeks and hacks who prowled the Web, but to the millions in the "real" world who eagerly awaited his newest Virtual Reality entertainment.
Living Religions, 7/e presents a highly readable and stimulating survey of the modern religious world. Exploring the historical development and teachings of traditional faiths, indigenous religions, and new religious movements, this book considers how each of these traditions has evolved into contemporary beliefs and practices. This book explores in detail the changing nature of each religion, the spread of religious pluralism, the rise in violence in the name of religion, and the movement toward interfaith dialogue. Author Mary Pat Fisher offers fresh and challenging insight into how believers of today's faiths perceive their religion and its role in the changing world in which they live.
You really can be rich in every way, every day. So you want to own the home you love, make memories on wonderful vacations with family or friends, finance college educations, and help others too? You can-starting here and now. With lively humor, proven know-how, and practical principles for financial health,Living Rich for Lesshelps you stretch your dollars to realize the lifestyle of your dreams. Ellie Kay's entertaining and enlightening examples show you simple steps to save, spend, and give smart, and her three main principles are undergirded by dozens of effective rules and hundreds of Cha-Ching FactorTM tips that keep or put money in your pocket. Ellie knows what it's like to be financially-strapped or struggling, wanting to be the Joneses but feeling as poor in spirit as in pocketbook. She went, within two and a half years, from being a new wife and mom with $40,000 in consumer debt and seven children (and college educations) to support, to being completely debt-free and within fifteen years able to pay cash for eleven different cars, give away three of those cars, buy two five-bedroom houses (moving from one to the other) and nicely furnish each, take wonderful vacations, dress her family in fine fashion; and support more than thirty non-profit organizations in more than a dozen different countries, giving away more than $100,000. Isn't that the kind of transformation to a rich life thatyouwant? Living Rich for Lesshelps anyone get there in our taxed-out, maxed-out times. Because financial security doesn't mean just genuine prosperity, but being able to live luxuriously, give generously, and care for yourself as well as the others around you. Why keep up with the Joneses when you can be them? From the Hardcover edition.
Job Wright had plenty of setbacks in his life, but nothing compared to the event that led up to him having to move his family to Phoenix, Arizona, to 2333 Rong Street. If only he had the power to delete portions of his life. Job battles himself, his wife, and his imprisoned former business partner to find the true meaning of God, believing that new surroundings will make the difference. But will everything Job is running from catch up with him?Living Right on Wrong Street is filled with humor, betrayal, revenge, and forgiveness. Titus Pollard is a new and refreshing debut author of Christian fiction.
AmyClarke's dreams are coming true--and that's the problem.Legal secretary by day, romancenovelist by night, Amy Clarke lives with a precious secret. For years, she hastraveled to a holy place in her dreams--a sublime place she calls the LivingRoom. When she awakes, her faith and energy are supernaturally restored. Andwhen she dreams, she receives vibrant inspiration for her novels. As she begins to write her third book,the nature of her dreams shifts. Gone are the literary signposts. Instead, herdreams are studded with scenes that foreshadow real life. Before long, thescenes begin to spill over into her waking hours too.As Amy becomes entangled in a highstakes case at work, her visions take on a dark hue--implicating someone dear toher, causing her to question everything. And convincing her to trust someonewith his own shadowy secrets.Things are not always what they seem.But as fiction, dreams, and real life begin to overlap, Amy must stop dreamingand act to prevent tragedy. "Withdeft sleight of hand, wonderful characterization, and carefully layered plots,Robert Whitlow has crafted a gripping story about the mysteries of God's powerto shelter the people he loves."--ErinHealy, author of Afloat
With a breadwinner dad, a homemaker mom, and squeaky-clean kids, the 1950s television family has achieved near mythological status as a model of what real families "ought" to be. Yet feature films of the period often portrayed families in trouble, with parents and children in conflict over appropriate values and behaviors. Why were these representations of family apparently so far apart? Nina Leibman analyzes many feature films and dozens of TV situation comedy episodes from 1954 to 1963 to find surprising commonalities in their representations of the family. Redefining the comedy as a family melodrama, she compares film and television depictions of familial power, gender roles, and economic attitudes. Leibman's explorations reveal how themes of guilt, deceit, manipulation, anxiety, and disfunctionality that obviously characterize such movies as Rebel without a Cause, A Summer Place, and Splendor in the Grass also crop up in such TV shows as The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, Father Knows Best, Leave It to Beaver, The Donna Reed Show, and My Three Sons. Drawing on interviews with many of the participants of these productions, archival documents, and trade journals, Leibman sets her discussion within a larger institutional history of 1950s film and television. Her discussions shed new light not only on the reasons for both media's near obsession with family life but also on changes in American society as it reconfigured itself in the postwar era.
Every man for himself! For too long we have lived in a competitive, consumer-oriented culture, destroying the well-being of people and the planet. We believe that money brings happiness, yet all too often, the opposite is true. The pursuit of wealth at any cost corrupts our values and diminishes our lives. The resulting inequality breaks down social cohesion and generates envy, bitterness, and resentment. Greed breeds more greed.Living Room Revolution refutes the notion that selfishness is at the root of human nature. Research shows that people-given the right circumstances-can be caring, nurturing and collaborative. Presented with the opportunity, they gravitate toward actions and policies embodying empathy, fairness, and trust instead of competition, fear, and greed. The regeneration of social ties and the sense of caring and purpose that comes from creating community drive this essential transformation.At the heart of this movement is the ancient art of conversation. Living Room Revolution provides a practical toolkit of concrete strategies to facilitate personal and social change by bringing people together in community and conversation. The heart of happiness is joining with others in good talk and laughter. Each person can make a difference, and it can all start in your own living room!Cecile Andrews is a community educator, and author of Slow is Beautiful and co-author of Less is More. She is active in the transition movement in the United States. Cecile and her husband are founders of Seattle's Phinney Ecovillage, a neighborhood-based sustainable community.
This book attempts to figure out exactly what television does to us. This collection of essays provides a poetic look at 1960s television culture, ranging from Vietnam War to Captain Kangaroo, from 1968 Democratic convention to televised sports.
In most ways, Poe is like the other kids in his school. He thinks about girls and tries to avoid too much contact with teachers. He has a loving father who helps him with his homework. But Poe has a secret, and almost every day some small act threatens to expose him. He doesn't have a phone number to give to friends. He doesn't have an address. Poe and his father are living in a tent on city land. When the city clears the land to build housing, Poe worries that they might not be able to find another site near his school. Will Poe have to expose his secret to get help for himself and his father?
Upcycle Your Life Get ready to trade in headaches and hassles for life skills, exchange clutter for money, transform eyesores into beautiful focal points in your home, and say goodbye to over-consumption and hello to genuine experiences. Cristin Frank, the original Reduction Rebel, shows you the freedom and fulfillment you can have when you simplify your life. You'll learn how to use your talents, time, and space to combat stress, become more efficient, relieve money woes, open up opportunities, and provide unbelievable self-fulfillment. Inside you'll find: Simple techniques that eliminate clutter and keep it from returning A personalized plan to help you reclaim your time Practical (and profitable) ways to sell unused items in your home Tips to eliminate debt and curb consumption Step-by-step upcycling projects that transform old, unwanted furniture into beautiful, customized organizing systems Dozens of exercises that help you identify and honor your talents, values, and goals As Cristin says, "success is getting what we want." Let this book show you how to let go of what's holding you back so you can put your energy into your dreams and interests and build your success.
Quality Over Quantity Means a Great Life Whew! You can multitask like a pro--you prove it every day. But while you're used to being pulled in multiple directions, that doesn't mean you like it. You yearn for something more...not on your to-do list, but in the heart of daily living. NowLiving Simplyshows you how to make this ideal life your real life today! Joanne Heim's refreshing perspective and pointed guidance address specific areas you'd like to transform, from family and friendships to meals and celebrations. This book responds to the longings of your heart not with pat answers, but with practical solutions. Never have such simple changes yielded such sweeping results! Errands to run. Friends to meet. Laundry to fold. Dinner to cook. Messages to check. Calls to make. Gas tank to fill. Lists to do. Notes to self. Bills to pay. Dog to walk. Appointments to make. Schedules to keep. Lunches to pack. Party to plan. Enjoy true abundance! "This is the book I wanted to write, but was too busy simplifying my life. I laughed out loud and am provoked to action. Well done, Joanne. " -Lisa Ryan "If you find yourself living a full life rather than simply living life to the fullest, this book is for you. " -Lisa Whelchel Story Behind the Book "Simplicity is not just about cooking a month's worth of meals in one day or learning how to speed clean your kitchen," says Joanne Heim. "Women long for a better quality of life, but we wonder just how to get it. InLiving Simply, I ponder what it takes to slow down and downsize while living in a culture that supersizes everything from french fries to SUVs. I want more meaning and less stuff, and simplicity is a means to a better quality of life. Choosing this isn't about turning my back on the world or lowering my expectations, but about making wise choices and finding the abundant life promised by Jesus. "
Living simply with children: A Voluntary Simplicity Guide for Moms, Dads, and Kids who Want to Reclaim the Bliss of Childhood and the Joy of Parentingby Marie Sherlock
Raising children ranks as one of life's most rewarding adventures. Yet between Mom and Dad working full-time jobs, endless carpooling of overscheduled youngsters, and the never-ending pressures to buy and consume, family life can be incredibly--needlessly--complex. What if you could find a way to spend more time with your children, replace unnecessary activities with meaningful ones, and teach your children an invaluable life lesson in the process?Living Simply with Childrenoffers a realistic blueprint for zeroing in on the pleasures of family life: * How (and why) to live simply and find more time to be with your children * Activities and rituals that bring out the best in every family member * Realistic ways to reclaim your children from corporate America * Helping children of any age deal with peer pressure * Raising kids who care about people and the planet * How to focus on the "good stuff" . . . with less stuff Including sections on limiting television, environmentally friendly practices, celebrating the holidays, and tapping into the growing community of families who embrace simplicity, this inspiring guide will show you how to raise children according to your own values--and not those of the consumer culture--as you enjoy both quality and quantity time with your family.
From Holly Chamberlin, author of Tuscan Holiday and Summer Friends, comes a witty, insightful novel chronicling a year in one woman's quest to find love, joy--and herself. . . At twenty, singlehood is a lifestyle choice. At thirty-two, it starts to feel like an affliction. Erin Weston has a rewarding PR career, loyal friends, and a wonderful Boston condo. But in between weekend brunches, farmers' market forays, and dinners in Cambridge and the South End, Erin can't shake the sense that something's missing. The traditional ideal--husband, house, clothing-coordinated children--once seemed too obvious, and pride in her accomplishments doesn't keep the loneliness at bay. Now, ready to venture into uncharted territory, Erin is going to claim the life she thinks she wants. And in the process, she might just figure out exactly what--and who--she really needs. . . Praise for the novels of Holly ChamberlinNostalgia over real-life friendships lost and regained pulls readers into the story. -USA Today on Summer FriendsAn honest, forceful novel about love, family, and sacrifice. --Booklist on One Week in DecemberIt does the trick as a beach book and provides a touristy taste of Maine's seasonal attractions. --Publishers Weekly on The Family Beach House
Many books and programs are available to help people who want to quit smoking, reduce stress, become more organized, spend less money, start an exercise program, begin to diet, or make any other lifestyle change. Unfortunately, many of these resources focus only on what to change, but not how to change. Living SMART provides readers with the missing piece that can make the difference between success and failure.Developed by behavioral psychologists Dr. Joshua C. Klapow and Dr. Sheri D. Pruitt, the SMART program offers a set of evidenced- based, practical tools that go beyond "common sense and motivation." It is designed to work with any diet, exercise, stop smoking, or other health change program, and is built on the idea that successfully changing any behavior requires more than a degree of motivation; it requires the five behavioral skills embodied in the acronym SMART:Set a goalMonitor your progressArrange your world for successRecruit a support teamTreat yourselfIn this simple step-by-step program readers will learn how to positively change their health habits forever. Filled with helpful tips, checklists, resources, interactive exercises, and "The Chart" - a tool to track progress, readers will equip themselves with the know how to successfully change any unhealthy behavior. Special features include: User-friendly format that enables readers to read the book in sections based on immediate needs, instead of from cover-to-cover Action tips to increase and maintain motivation levels Game plans for common health-related problems, including diet, exercise, sleep, and properly taking medication A companion website that provides additional information, tips, and downloadable forms Living SMART will empower readers to stop fantasizing, take control of their life, and positively change their health forever.
An easy-to-follow behavioral program that offers a simple approach to changing any unhealthy behavior with helpful tips, checklists, interactive exercises, charting tool to track progress, and specific action plans for some of the most common health-related issues.
In today's world, it's tough to make everyday decisions, let alone decisions that honor God. Our culture is increasingly driven by selfish desires. However, as Christians, our lives should not be self-centered and static; they should be others-centered and active, making a difference for the Kingdom of God. Living "So That" is a fresh approach to understanding God's Word, focusing on many of the powerful "so that" verses in Scripture, including Jesus Came So That. . .; God Spoke So That. . .; Pray So That. . .; Trials Come So That. . . . Through her approachable style, personal examples, and biblical teaching, Wendy equips readers to take what they study in the Word of God and practically live it out in order to impact the world around them. The result is a renewed appreciation for the power and applicability of Scripture. Through practical examples and biblical truths, Wendy helps readers gain a new perspective on daily living, equipping them to apply these biblical truths to present-day decision-making. Features include: "Going Deeper" sections encourage readers to dig further into the truths presented "Call to Action" sections challenge readers to take practical steps to apply what they have learned Helpful tips and tools for practicing active faith
For women, this is one of Barbara Johnson's most unique books. With her zany collection of observations about "life between the Blue Lagoon and Golden Pond," Barbara jumps right in, showing women how to survive growing older with courage and joy.
Language is our key to imagining the world, others, and ourselves. Yet sometimes our ways of talking dehumanize others and trivialize human experience. In war other people are imagined as enemies to be killed. The language of race objectifies those it touches, and propaganda disables democracy. Advertising reduces us to consumers, and clichés destroy the life of the imagination.How are we to assert our humanity and that of others against the forces in the culture and in our own minds that would deny it? What kind of speech should the First Amendment protect? How should judges and justices themselves speak? These questions animate James Boyd White's Living Speech, a profound examination of the ethics of human expression--in the law and in the rest of life. Drawing on examples from an unusual range of sources--judicial opinions, children's essays, literature, politics, and the speech-out-of-silence of Quaker worship--White offers a fascinating analysis of the force of our languages. Reminding us that every moment of speech is an occasion for gaining control of what we say and who we are, he shows us that we must practice the art of resisting the forces of inhumanity built into our habits of speech and thought if we are to become more capable of love and justice--in both law and life.
In Living Spirit, Living Practice, the well-known cultural studies scholar Ruth Frankenberg turns her attention to the remarkably diverse nature of religious practice within the United States today. Frankenberg provides a nuanced consideration of the making and living of religious lives as well as the mystery and poetry of spiritual practice. She undertakes a subtle sociocultural analysis of compelling in-depth interviews with fifty women and men, diverse in race, ethnicity, national origin, class, age, and sexuality. Tracing the complex interweaving of sacred and secular languages in the way interviewees make sense of the everyday and the extraordinary, Frankenberg explores modes of communication with the Divine, the role of the body, the importance of geography, work for progressive social change, and the relation of sex to spirituality. Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, and other practitioners come together here, speaking in terms both familiar and surprising. Whether discussing an Episcopalian deacon, a former Zen Buddhist who is now a rabbi, a Chicano monastic, an immigrant Muslim woman, a Japanese American Tibetan Buddhist, or a gay African American practicing in the Hindu tradition, Frankenberg illuminates the most intimate, local, and singular aspects of individual lives while situating them within the broad, dynamic canvas of the U. S. religious landscape.
The purpose of this book is to introduce, discuss, illustrate, and evaluate the colorful palette of analytical techniques that can be applied to the analysis of household survey data, with an emphasis on the innovations of the past decade or so. Most of the chapters begin by introducing a methodological or policy problem, to motivate the subsequent discussion of relevant methods. They then summarize the relevant techniques, and draw on examples - many of them from the authors' own work - and aim to convey a sense of the potential, but also the strengths and weaknesses, of those techniques. This book is meant for graduate students in statistics, economics, policy analysis, and social sciences, especially, but certainly not exclusively, those interested in the challenges of economic development in the Third World. Additionally, the book will be useful to academics and practitioners who work closely with survey data. This is a book that can serve as a reference work, to be taken down from the shelf and perused from time to time.
Living Stones: The History and Structure of Catholic Spiritual Life in the United States (2nd edition)by Joseph P. Chinnici
Living Stones was written from the perspective of a historian who experienced the changes in the community from 1950 to 1970, and who observed, suffered, enjoyed, and asked the questions peculiar to that particular post-World War II generation. If one experience was uppermost, it was that many of the participants in those changes experienced not simply the loss of this or that aspect of Catholic self-identity and practice (e.g. abstinence on Friday, the collapse of particular devotions, an increasing pluralism in the interpretation of the Church's moral norms), but the dissolution of a structure of belief, the collapse of a home constructed out of abstract principles, and a "scholasticism of the heart."
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