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Drawing on her own experience of losing her son to suicide, as well as her conversations with hundreds of people who have grieved the tragic death of a friend or family member, revered singer-songwriter Judy Collins has culled 7 powerful steps toward healing: Truth (tell it), Trust (allow it), Therapy (get it), Treasure (hold on to your loved one), Thrive (look up and don¿t give in to the temptation to use alcohol or any other addiction to blunt your sadness), Treat (nurture yourself), and Transcend (live a life of joy, abundance, and forgiveness). Bill Moyers praises this book: ¿There is no return from the depths of grief that does not begin with the truth. Judy has written a book that will light the way back for any who take her hand and sing with her in the dark. ¿
In the United States alone, more than four million people are infected with the hepatitis C virus, and chronic liver disease is the twelfth leading cause of death. In this revised and updated edition of her groundbreaking 2000 book, renowned hepatologist Dr. Melissa Palmer discusses all facets of liver disease, from symptoms and tests to treatment options and lifestyle changes. In addition, this comprehensive handbook reveals cutting-edge research on the dangers of hepatitis C, one of the world's fasting-growing microbial threats.
Whether she's spying on tide-pool creatures or splash-crashing through waves on her boogie board, there's no place ten-year-old Kailey loves more than the ocean. She and her best friend, Tess, feel totally lucky when they find out a resort-mall-movie multiplex is "Coming Soon!" to their beach. Twelve movie theaters. Cool shops. Maybe even bathrooms! Then Kailey learns the whole truth: developers plan to haul away the rocky tide pools to make a smooth, sandy beach for tourists. Messing with a whole tide-pool universe is just plain Not Ok. Kailey's got a great idea, but she's never tried anything like it before. If she can believe in herself and make it work, there might be hope for the tide pools yet. Book jacket.
The captivating dragon nimbus saga continues. . . The Renegade Dragoncontinues the tale of Coronnan's early history. With the Great Wars of Disruption over, and dragon magic now the only legal form of magic, the kingdom faces devastating new threats from a seemingly unstoppable plague to a clash of magic, and encroachment by off-world technology. The Wizard's Treasureforms the link between the early days of Coronnan and the present time as a spell set centuries ago catches both friends and foes of the kingdom in its enchantment.
13 new stories about TESTING the bonds of fellowship on fantastical worlds The bonds of friendship and fellowship are key to many fine fantasy and science fiction novels, most notably Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring. Now top tale-spinners offer their own unique takes on fellowship in thirteen original stories, featuring a girl who finds her best friend through a portal to another world, an adventure on an alternate Earth where a not-quite Holmes and Watson take on a fascinating challenge, a group of urban mages playing the "True Game" for high stakes, a squire determined to help his master's ghost fulfill his final mission, and more. Together, these stories dramatically illustrate how fellowships can alter destiny and change worlds.
The future holds endless possibilities... This volume inclues 16 intriguing visions of tomorrow. Features stories by: Esther M. Friesner Brenda Cooper Kevin J. Anderson P. R. Frost Mike Resnick James Patrick Kelly Lisanne Norman Dean Wesley Smith Irene Radford Kristine Kathryn Rusch And more... For all of those who thought that by now that they'd be driving along the skyways in their own personal jet car, who assumed that humans would have established bases on the Moon and Mars, or that diseases would have been conqured, the aging process slowed to a crawl, and war eliminated along with social injustice -- here are sixteen stories of futures that might someday be reality.
Read Paul Dobransky's posts on the Penguin Blog. A scientifically proven 9-step program for understanding the dating brain and finding the love of your life Psychiatrist Paul Dobransky presents a patented, clinically proven, easy-to-follow nine-step program that can lead to lasting love. Successful romantic relationships have three phases: 1. Attraction 2. Bonding in friendship 3. Commitment Dr. Dobransky demonstrates how each of these stages is dealt with by a particular part of the brain. By appealing to each of these three "brains" in order, we can build a relationship that will last for a lifetime. Drawing on real-life case studies and accessible scientific theory, Dr. Dobransky explains how and why we make the romantic choices we make and shows how we can identify the right person for us and enjoy true love that stands the test of time.
After years working as a journeyman comic, struggling from one gig to the next, Ron White-now known by fans (and law enforcement officials) as "Tater Salad"-struck gold with the Blue Collar Comedy phenomenon. Here, Ron brings his unique brand of humor to the page, accompanied by hilarious illustrations by acclaimed cartoonist Matthew Schultz. For hardcore "Tater" fans and first-timers, this is Ron White at his very best.
When Mario Puzo's blockbuster saga, The Godfather, was first published in 1969, critics hailed it as one of the greatest novels of our time, and "big, turbulent, highly entertaining. " Since then, The Godfather has gone on to become a part of America's national culture, as well as a trilogy of landmark motion pictures. Now, in this newly-repackaged 30th Anniversary Edition, readers old and new can experience this timeless tale of crime for themselves. From the lavish opening scene where Don Corleone entertains guests and conducts business at his daughter's wedding. . . to his son, Michael, who takes his father's place to fight for his family. . . to the bloody climax where all family business is finished, The Godfather is an epic story of family, loyalty, and how "men of honor" live in their own world, and die by their own laws. .
A funny, edgy novel about having it all-when timing is everything. Amy Stokes has made a fortune from luxury baby products: not bad for someone who doesn't particularly like or want kids. She'd rather stay out late with friends and spend her money on the fabulous life-designer clothes, a convertible, a chic apartment with a roof garden. Then Amy turns 39 and, after years of utter silence, her biological clock starts ticking-loudly. There's just one thing missing-a man. Applying the same entrepreneurial can-do spirit that's always worked for her in the past, Amy gives herself a year to find an acceptable guy to knock her up, and embarks on a merry-go-round of potential winners and losers she dubs "the man of the month club." But finding a father for her child may not be quite as easy as creating a business plan.
In a world that denies emotions, where the ruling Psy punish any sign of desire, Sascha Duncan must conceal the feelings that brand her as flawed. To reveal them would be to sentence herself to the horror of "rehabilitation"--the complete psychic erasure of everything she ever was... Both human and animal, Lucas Hunter is a Changeling hungry for the very sensations the Psy disdain. After centuries of uneasy coexistence, these two races are now on the verge of war over the brutal murders of several Changeling women. Lucas is determined to find the Psy killer who butchered his packmate, and Sascha is his ticket into their closely guarded society. But he soon discovers that this ice-cold Psy is very capable of passion--and that the animal in him is fascinated by her. Caught between their conflicting worlds, Lucas and Sascha must remain bound to their identities--or sacrifice everything for a taste of darkest temptation...
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These ten principles were first articulated by Kent Keith as a student at Harvard in the 1960s. Since then, unbeknownst to him, they were quoted, circulated, and appropriated by countless people around the world and back again. They even served as a source of inspiration for Mother Teresa. Now, here are his commandments, the philosophy behind them, and the stories that bring them to life. The first five Paradoxical Commandments: People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway. If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway.
This is no way to live! Like so many others, you can now enjoy your own personal success story by mastering the principles of total self-confidence. Here Dr. Robert Anthony reveals the secrets he has taught in seminars and workshops that have changed thousands of lives. Executive businessmen, star athletes, and celebrities know how total self-confidence can make you soar. And now you can, too. YOU WILL LEARN: How to tap into your creative imagination--and use it to get what you want How to clear your mind of fear, worry, guilt, and reverse failure The best ways to communicate and the art of small talk The simplest ways to get perspective and set goals The joys and benefits of being different Let Dr. Anthony guide you on this step-by-step, day-by-day path toward total self-confidence--in your career, family, love life, finances, and mental and physical health--and achieve a brand-new, totally positive and confident outlook.
Evaluates twenty-six film school programs in the United States, offers tips on the application and admission process, and includes comments from students and faculty.
View our feature on Joel Haber's Bullyproof Your Child For Life. As featured in the New York Times-an expert's proven technique for stamping out bullying. "Bully Coach" Joel Haber, Ph. D. , is one of the foremost experts in the prevention of bullying. A pioneer in the field, he has worked with thousands of kids, parents, teachers, counselors, and others to understand the root causes of the bullying dynamic-from identifying bully types to exposing the reasons why kids become bullies, targets, or bystanders-and stamp it out once and for all. Delivering a practical, supportive, and step-by-step "bullyproofing prescription" that yields lasting results for both boys and girls, from grade school through high school, Bullyproof Your Child for Life offers specific action steps to help any child build resilience and confidence, develop compassion and trust, and thrive in school, camp, sports, and beyond. Empowering, instructive, and inspiring, this muchneeded guide will help parents detect the early signs of bullying and intervene-with lasting results. .
Seth Roberts - a psychology professor at the University of California, Berkeley - experimented with a whole range of diets before arriving at one which not only worked extraordinarily well, but took the least amount of effort and willpower, and worked without deprivation. Based on the principle that you have a weight set-point, which you eat to until you no longer feel hungry, Seth recommends that you have a regular tablespoonful of light olive oil or sugared water between meals to lower your set-point, lower your hunger - and therefore lower your weight. No calorie counting, no change of diet - and no hunger. It's that simple!
All cynical Kyle wants is to get through the seventh grade unnoticed, but a self-help book from his well-meaning mother changes all that. Magically, the book seems to know all about him. And it wants him to improve his life. Not only is he friendless, mistakenly taking super-difficult accelerated courses, and infamous for allegedly being involved in a violent "incident" on the bus (a rep that has the school terror sticking to him like glue), one of the true A Kids wants to lure him into questioning whether his class cheated on their state exams. How could a book help anyone through this kind of misery?
To millions of kids, the books they read are more than entertainment-- they are mirrors to hold up to their own lives. And the creators of those books are more than just writers--they are mentors, confidants, friends, sometimes the only ones who understand. There is often an unspoken, unseen bond between an author and his or her readers. Dear Author brings this bond to light for the whole world to see and to celebrate. Laurie Halse Anderson, Chris Crutcher, Jerry Spinelli, Christopher Paul Curtis, and many more of today's bestselling YA authors respond to this intimate mix of heartbreaking and heartwarming letters, giving a glimpse into the hearts and souls of kids today, and the writers who have changed their lives. It's nothing short of inspirational.
The individualised diet solution to staying healthy, living longer and achieving your ideal weight. Have diets you've tried in the past failed or even been counter-productive? Are you sure your diet is right for your blood type? This breakthrough programme is the only diet book to reveal the hidden key to successful dieting. Your blood type reflects your internal chemistry and actually determines the way you absorb nutrients. The foods you absorb well and how your body handles stress differ with each blood type and plays a key part in losing weight, avoiding disease and promoting fitness and longevity. Based on that knowledge, Eat Right 4 Your Type provides a set of blood type-specific diets to help you learn how to combine the foods that are right for you, to ensure physical and mental well-being, whilst helping guarantee weight loss.
In I. J. Parker's latest mystery set in ancient Japan, a cold and hostile land pits Akitada against his deadliest foe yet I. J. Parker's engrossing historical novels bring eleventh-century Japan to life in all its colorful, treacherous glory. As Black Arrow opens, Sugawara Akitada assumes his new post as provisional governor of Echigo, a frigid province in the far north notorious for its hostility to outsiders. But the snow that threatens to completely isolate the region is the least of his problems-which include a local uprising, a series of brutal murders, and a mystery that's as old as the frozen hills and a lot more dangerous. Superbly written and rich in period detail, Black Arrow is another bravura performance from a master of the historical thriller. .
Twelve-year-old Joan is sure that she is going to hate her new home-but almost right away she finds a kindred spirit. "You're lucky I didn't just start throwing rocks at you. I can hide in the trees and nail a kid with a rock from thirty feet away. " That's Sarah, who prefers to be called "Fox," who lives with her writer father in a rundown house in the middle of the woods-near Joan's suburb, but it feels like a totally different world. Joan and Sarah-Newt and Fox-spend all their spare time outside, and soon start writing stories together. When they win a contest, they're recruited for a summer writing class taught by a free spirit named Verla Volante. "Verla said that you need to open a door so that people can walk into your world. . . . To do that, you have to pay attention. " The Wild Girlsis about friendship, the power of story, and how growing up means finding your own answers-rather than simply taking adults on faith.
Vladimir Tod Normal eighth-grade student? Or powerful vampire? If you thought eighth grade was tough, try it with fangs and a fear of garlic. Junior high really stinks for thirteen-year-old Vladimir Tod. Bullies harass him, the principal is dogging him, and the girl he likes prefers his best friend. Oh, and Vlad has a secret. His mother was human, but his father was a vampire. With no idea of the extent of his powers and no one to teach him, Vlad struggles daily with blood cravings and enlarged fangs. When a strange substitute teacher begins to question him a little too closely, Vlad worries that his cover is about to be blown. And then he realises he's being hunted by a vampire killer, and suddenly hunger, girls and bullies seem not quite such a problem after all. vladtod. com Visit the author online at heatherbrewer. com for blogs, forums, minion bling and more . . . Look out for: The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod Ninth Grade Slays Tenth Grade Bleeds Eleventh Grade Burns Twelfth Grade Kills
The law and policy applicable to the not-for-profit sector is of growing importance around the world. In this book, legal experts address fundamental questions about not-for-profit law from a range of theoretical and comparative perspectives. The essays provide scholarly analysis of not-for-profit law, organised around four themes: (1) Politics, in the broader sense of living as a community, and the narrower sense of political power; (2) Charity, how it is defined and changes in its meaning over time; (3) Taxation, including the rationale for government support of the sector through the tax system; (4) Regulation, which is of increasing significance as governments establish increasingly complex forms of regulation of not-for-profit activity. The fundamental aim of the book is to deepen our understanding of not-for-profit law and of the rationales and modes of government support for the not-for-profit sector.
Stroke is the leading cause of permanent disability, including post-stroke dementia, pain, depression, and personality changes. While large clinical trials reflect information about large stroke populations, the presentation of each and every stroke patient is individual and special. More Case Studies in Stroke presents a new selection of stroke cases from seven countries prepared by practising stroke physicians. The book includes both common and unusual cases, as well as misleading cases of diseases mimicking stroke. The aim is to reinforce diagnostic skills through careful analysis of individual presenting patterns, and to guide treatment decisions. Each case consists of a clinical history, examination findings and special investigations, followed by diagnosis and discussion. The outline of the actual diagnostic process, including the use of modern diagnostic tools, decision making and course, challenge the reader at all stages of their career from medical students to neurologists and stroke physicians.
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