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Presente!: Latin@ Immigrant Voices in the Struggle for Racial Justice / Voces Inmigranted Latinas en la Lucha por la Justicia Racial

by Juan González Arnulfo Manríquez Cristina Tzintzún Carlos Pérez de Alejo

Read the media coverage of the increasingly heated debate around immigration reform in the United States: two dominant narratives emerge. From Lou Dobbs to Sean Hannity, commentators on the right have crafted an image rooted in fear, demonizing undocumented immigrants as a threat to national security and raising the specter of a deliberate "browning of America." Left-leaning journalists, on the other hand, foreground victimization, emphasizing the plight of immigrants, stripping them of their agency. Neither captures the range of experiences within undocumented immigrant communities, and both fail to see immigrants as active participants in their own struggle for racial and economic justice.Presente! offers a rare perspective on the immigrant-rights movement, written by immigrant workers themselves. Including a range of essays exploring the intersection of race, class, and immigration in the United States, this anthology challenges its readers to move beyond a "legalization-only" framework and embrace a broader vision for social justice organizing embodied in the work of grassroots organizations across the country resisting state repression, cultivating solidarity, and building alternative models for progressive social change. Offered in a dual-language edition, with a foreword by Democracy Now! co-host Juan Gonzáles.Cristina Tzintzún is the executive director of Workers Defense Project, a Texas based workers' rights organization.Carlos Pérez de Alejo is the executive director of Cooperation Texas, an organization dedicated to the creation of sustainable jobs through the development, support, and promotion of worker-owned cooperatives.Arnulfo Manríquez is an organizer at Workers Defense Project, where he organizes immigrant construction workers to defend their labor and human rights.

Presentation Advantage: How to Inform and Persuade Any Audience

by Breck England Kory Kogon Julie Schmidt

The average attention span of an adult is eight seconds-eight seconds!That is tough news for a presenter. It means you may have a room full of people, but their minds are elsewhere.<P><P> You're competing with a slew of activities demanding their attention-email, texts, Facebook, YouTube, chats, and apps, in addition to thoughts about their next meeting and projects that are behind schedule.How do you get a message across in a world like that?The inability to powerfully inform and persuade amid an unprecedented number of distractions is one of the greatest hidden and pervasive costs of the twenty-first-century workplace. Learn to connect with your audience, and you'll stop having unproductive meetings and wasted time.In Presentation Advantage, FranklinCovey outlines its "Connect Model," the mental model that allows you to connect with the message, yourself, and the audience during any presentation by:Structuring relevant and purpose-driven messagesUnderstanding how our brains best synthesize and remember key informationUsing visuals such as PowerPoint to inspire instead of torture your audienceAligning your message, body language, and tone of voice for a powerful deliveryWhether to one person or one hundred, effective presenting is today's top business skill, and the experts at FranklinCovey help you master it. With the Presentation Advantage, you can deliver dynamic, compelling, and truly effective presentations every time.

Prescription Drug Abuse

by Mark James Estren

Severe, chronic pain affects at least 116 million Americans every year. But there are fewer than 4,000 pain specialists in the United States, and many insurers won't cover physical therapy. But powerful pain medicines? <P><P>They will certainly cover those. Prescriptions for powerful pain killers doubled between 1994 and 2008 - and abuse skyrocketed as well. The grim headlines are all too familiar. Celebrities such as Whitney Houston die of overdoses. Teens mix legitimate medicines - and pay with their lives. Heavy-handed government attempts to crack down on pain and anxiety medications have terrorized doctors and pharmacists and left thousands of desperate people in severe pain.Prescription Drug Abuse shows how big the problem is: how it became a problem, what is being done about it, and what readers can do. The book shows the risks, the benefits, and the safe way to use some of modern healthcare's most miraculous medicines.

Prep School: How to Improve Your Kitchen Skills and Cooking Techniques

by Chicago Tribune Staff James P. Dewan

Prep School is the ultimate collection of the weekly Chicago Tribune column of the same name, written by culinary instructor and award-winning food writer James P. DeWan.<p><p> The columns and this book are focused on teaching readers how to become better cooks--from amateurs who are learning to cook for themselves or their families, to professional and gourmet chefs who are searching to perfect their technique. Illustrated with full-color photography and a plethora of simple, plain-spoken instructions, Prep School is an easy go-to guide for becoming more adept to any cooking environment.Prep School is filled with insightful and straightforward tips on knife skills, preparation techniques, pantry essentials, holiday meals, and general advice on how to make your kitchen as user-friendly as possible. Before any home cook or professional chef picks up a cookbook, they should first pick up Prep School and be sure to take DeWan's advice to heart. His recommendations on improving kitchen efficiency and ease, along with his in-depth knowledge of shortcuts and cooking common sense, make DeWan the perfect teacher for any aspiring culinary student.

Precious Songs of Awakening: Chants For Daily Practice, Feast, and Drubchen

by Padmasambhava Guru Rinpoche

PRECIOUS SONGS OF AWAKENING, CHANTS FOR DAILY PRACTICE, FEAST AND DRUBCHEN is a delightful collection of poetry for practitioner to recite or sing in any situation of ritual on the Tibetan Buddhist path.<p><p>Liturgies included span the course of a day, a retreat or a great accomplishment ceremony as well as auspicious songs for feast offerings. Many of these chants are hidden treasure teachings but also songs of realization and devotion.These heartfelt pieces inspired by faith and renunciation are a conduit for settling the mind and creating the conditions to receive the blessings of the lineage masters. They are also works that can benefit deceased people and guide their consciousness onto a higher rebirth.This analogy is meant for the dedicated student who wishes to progress on the spiritual path and benefit others. They can be sung in one's shrine room, in a group assembly or when meditating outside in the open air. There is never a situation where any one of these verses will not be favorable.Guru Rinpoche, Yeshe Tsogyal, Longchenpa, Chokgyur Lingpa, and Mipham Rinpoche have composed the songs as well as other masters and selections from the tantras are included.Some selections are:The Aspiration of the Vajradhatu Mandala Chokchu Düshi - Aspiration by Guru RinpocheThe Vidyadhara Chariot by Jamyang Khyentse WangpoPrayer for Peace and StabilityAspiration for the Teachings of Chokgyur LingpaThe Final Words of Gyurmey Dorje Protective tent and Descent of BlessingFrom Le'u Dünma, the Prayer Requested by Khandro Yeshe TsogyalFor showering down the great resplendenceThe Butterlamp OfferingIt is a great honor to share such sublime efforts with dedicated practitioners.

Precious Cargo: How Foods From the Americas Changed The World

by David Dewitt

Precious Cargo tells the fascinating story of how western hemisphere foods conquered the globe and saved it from not only mass starvation, but culinary as well. <P><P>Focusing heavily American foods-specifically the lowly crops that became commodities, plus one gobbling protein source, the turkey-Dewitt describes how these foreign and often suspect temptations were transported around the world, transforming cuisines and the very fabric of life on the planet. Organized thematically by foodstuff, Precious Cargo delves into the botany, zoology and anthropology connected to new world foods, often uncovering those surprising individuals who were responsible for their spread and influence, including same traders, brutish conquerors, a Scottish millionaire obsessed with a single fruit and a British lord and colonial governor with a passion for peppers, to name a few.Precious Cargo is a must read for foodies and historians alike.

Practical Paracord Projects: Survival Bracelets, Lanyards, Dog Leashes, and Other Cool Things You Can Make Yourself

by Instructables. Com

Parachute cord, which is now universally known as paracord, is a lightweight nylon rope originally used by paratroopers during World War II. It is now employed as a general purpose utility cord by military personnel and civilians alike. <P><P>Paracord is an ideal material for making whips, for example, due to its durability and flexibility. Hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts have made "survival bracelets" from paracord, which are meant to be unraveled when needed to secure cargo, lash together poles, and fix broken straps and laces. As more colors become available, crafters are discovering that paracord makes an excellent material for fun and stylish friendship bracelets, lanyards, belts, dog leases, key chains, and more.Originating from Instructables, a popular project-based community made up of all sorts of people with a desire to pass on their wisdom to others, Practical Paracord Projects contains ideas from a number of authors who show just how easy it is to make virtually anything from paracord.Practical Paracord Projects provides step-by-step instructions on a variety of useful and fun objects involving paracord. Guided by detailed photographs, the reader will create such practical and unusual projects as:A laptop harnessA can koozieAn eyeglass lanyardA hanging chairSandalsA leatherman pouchAnd much more!

Practical Korean: Your Guide to Speaking Korean Quickly and Effortlessly in a Few Hours

by Samuel E. Martin

A handy introduction to the Korean language that is concise, simple, and useful.This book has been written to fill a specific need: that of the hundreds of thousand of people now visiting Korea for business or holidays or even living there for a year or two, who wish to learn something of the spoken Korean language around them. <P><P>The grammatical structure of Korean is particularly complex, and difficulties plague foreign students learning Korean. Samuel E. Martin, renowned Asian language expert and professor emeritus at Yale University has simplified some of the common problems to acquaint the reader with the most useful way to say a lot of everyday things, without having to memorize long lists of grammatical rules. The compact size makes it ideal for traveling to Korea or reading on a plane, train or bus. The student will quickly make progress learning to comprehend and speak Korean. The material is presented using the romanization method of written Korean that is officially authorized by the Korean government as well as the native Korean script (Hangeul). Practical Korean is grouped into 47 lessons that cover all the common topics of conversation, grammar and vocabulary.

Practical Indonesian Phrasebook: A Communication Guide

by John Barker

This is a handy, travel-sized Indonesian phrasebook with additional information about the Indonesian language.<P><P>As any seasoned traveler knows, the ability to communicate in the language of the country you are visiting makes a very big difference in the experiences you have. Even a basic grasp of a few essentials will help you to relate to the people, get where you want to go, pay the right prices, and get much more out of your visit. That's the reason for this book which is designed especially for travelers to Indonesia and Malaysia. The emphasis is on effective communication, not grammar rules or tourist phrases. It is organized to be as simple, concise, and useful as possibly. With this book and a few hours of practice you can start communicating in Indonesian or Malay.The main focus of the book is Indonesia and Indonesian. However, since Malay is very closely related language, you will be able to make use of it quite effectively in both countries. Key features of Practical Indonesian Phrasebook are:Very compact travel sizeHundreds of useful Indonesian words and phrasesArranged by topic and situation for easy useIndonesian grammar, pronunciation and body-language guidesGlossary and appendix for easy reference and conversion to Malay

The Power of Impact Investing

by Judith Rodin Margot Brandenburg

A new wave of investors is using impact investing to address some of the greatest challenges of our time-from climate change and water scarcity to lack of access to health care, education, and affordable housing-with the intention of also generating a financial return. <P><P>This couldn't happen at a more critical time. While philanthropy continues to be a transformative force for good, global philanthropic funds, even when combined with the development or aid budgets of many national governments, add up to mere billions of dollars. Meanwhile, the cost of solving the world's problems runs into the trillions.In The Power of Impact Investing, Rockefeller Foundation president Judith Rodin and Margot Brandenburg, two of the foremost experts in the field, explain what impact investing is, how it compares to philanthropy and traditional investments, where opportunities are evolving around the world, and how to get started.By sharing moving stories of impact investors and the exciting social enterprises benefiting from these investments, Rodin and Brandenburg offer a compelling resource for anyone interested in better understanding the power of impact investing-including retail investors, high-net-worth individuals, and heads of family offices, foundations, banks, and pension funds-while also offering experienced impact investors an opportunity to deepen their knowledge and benefit from the perspectives of other investors.

Poverty Is NOT a Learning Disability: Equalizing Opportunities for Low SES Students

by Dennis R. Dunklee Sandy Grogan Dresser Tish Howard

Children of low socioeconomic status often enter school with poor skills, leading them to be misidentified as learning disabled.<P><P> Educators in Grades K-12 can allocate resources for special education services more effectively and meet the needs of low SES students by preventing students from being placed in the wrong program and by providing readiness supports.Offering an in-depth look at schools that have realized effective results in remarkable time frames, the authors challenge educators and parents to consider how low expectations can affect student achievement--and emphasize optimism as a necessary tenet of schools' day-to-day teaching/learning programs and school-community relationships. This resource provides: Training resources for teaching low SES students Assessment tools for identifying learning needs Strategies for building relationships of trust and collaboration throughout the school community Data charts that illustrate the increase in student achievement from schoolwide initiatives A bibliography and glossary of pertinent research and terminologyWith these strategies and tools, schools can meet the developmental and environmental needs of their most vulnerable students and watch student achievement and confidence soar!

Portuguese Water Dog (Comprehensive Owner's Guide)

by Carol Ann Johnson Paolo Correa Karen Taylor

The experts at Kennel Club Books present the world's largest series of breed-specific canine care books. Each critically acclaimed Comprehensive Owner's Guide covers everything from breed standards to behavior, from training to health and nutrition.

Pop Goes Korea: Behind the Revolution in Movies, Music, and Internet Culture

by Mark James Russell

From kim chee to kim chic! South Korea came from nowhere in the 1990s to become one of the biggest producers of pop content (movies, music, comic books, TV dramas, online gaming) in Asia--and the West.<P><P> Why? Who's behind it? Mark James Russell tells an exciting tale of rapid growth and wild success marked by an uncanny knack for moving just one step ahead of changing technologies (such as music downloads and Internet comics) that have created new consumer markets around the world. Among the media pioneers profiled in this book is film director Kang Je-gyu, maker of Korea's first blockbuster film Shiri; Lee Su-man, who went from folk singer to computer programmer to creator of Korea's biggest music label; and Nelson Shin, who rose from North Korea to the top of the animation business. Full of fresh analysis, engaging reportage, and insightful insider anecdotes, Pop Goes Korea explores the hallyu (the Korean Wave) hitting the world's shores in the new century.Mark James Russell has been living in Korea since 1996. His articles about Korean and Asian cultures have appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, International Herald-Tribune, and many other publications. He is currently the Korea/Japan Bureau Chief for Asian Movie Week magazine.

Polynesian Researches: Hawaii

by William Ellis

Polynesian Researches:Hawaii is the famous record of the author's visit to the Hawaiian Islands in the early nineteenth century. <P><P>It includes an account of Hawaiian history, government, religion , warfare, and traditions- a general survey of Hawaiian life. More than this, it is the author's personal observations of Hawaiian manners and customs and is invaluable to anyone interested in old Hawaii.The author, Rev. William Ellis, lived in Polynesia as a missionary from 1817 to 1825. He spent much of his time in Tahiti and soon became fluent in the language. Before returning to England, he seized an opportunity to visit the Hawaiian Islands. He was soon able to talk with the natives in the Hawaiian language and made a tour of the island of Hawaii. On his tour he talked with chiefs, common people Hawaiian holy-men, and divinely possessed oracles. He climbed volcanoes, rode canoes, and visited the sight of Captain Cook's death. Besides the description of his tour, this book includes an account of Maui, Kahoolawe, Molokini, Lani, Molokai, Oahu, Kauai, Hiihau, and Kaula.The book is full of interesting descriptions of the author's encounters with Hawaiians. It is fast-moving and easy-reading. This book, an encyclopedic account of traditional Hawaii.

The Polynesian Family System in Ka-'U, Hawai'i

by e. s. Craighill Handy Mary Kawena Pukui

This classic book on Hawaiian families and culture is an essential text for anyone interested in pre-American Hawaii.The Polynesian Family System in Ka-'U, Hawai'i is a collaboration of the distinguished scholars Dr. Mary Puku and Dr. E.S. Craighill Handy. <P><P> It provides us with this fascinating review of traditional Hawaiian life. Manners and customs relating to birth, death, marriage, sexual practices, religious beliefs, and family relationship are all clearly described. The main sources of information were elderly Hawaiian informants of then remote Kacu district of the island of Hawaii.This Hawaiian history and culture book provides professional scholars and laymen a like with an unrivaled picture of traditional Hawaiian society. Based on original work in the field with living Hawaiians, it combines research into the literature by two authors of unusual qualifications with field work conducted under unique circumstances. This edition will be welcomed by librarians, anthropologists, and indeed all who have a serious interest in Polynesian life.

Poker and Philosophy: Pocket Rockets and Philosopher Kings

by Eric Bronson

Does God play cards with the universe? Do women have better poker faces than men? What's the most existential poker movie ever made? Is life more meaningful when you go all-in? Is online poker really still poker? <P><P>Poker and Philosophy ponders these questions and more, pitting young lions against old masters as the brashness of Phil Hellmuth meets the arrogance of Socrates, the recklessness of Doyle Brunson challenges the desperation of Dostoyevsky, and the coolness of Chris Moneymaker takes on the American tradition of capitalist ingenuity. This witty collection of essays demonstrates what serious card sharks have long known: winning big takes more than a good hand and a straight face. Stacking the metaphorical deck with a serious grounding in philosophy is the key to raking it in, because as Machiavelli proved long ago, it's a lot better to be feared than loved, and lying is not the same as cheating.

Poems for Life: Celebrities on the Poems they Love

by Anna Quindlen

What is your favorite poem? That is the question students from two fifth-grade classes at a New York grade school asked famous people to whom they had written. Their idea, the students explained, was to put together a book that would benefit the Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children. The students were also studying poems in class and wanted to know if anybody still, in fact, read and gained insight from poetry. Touched by this appeal to their hearts, minds, and memories, fifty celebrities responded to their inquiries, including Geraldine Ferraro, Allen Ginsberg, Rudi Giuliani, Peter Jennings, Angela Lansbury, Yo-Yo Ma, Isabella Rossellini, Diane Sawyer, Ally Sheedy, Kurt Vonnegut, and Tom Wolfe. The poems they offer range from John Donne to Langston Hughes, but their letters all express hope that the students-and readers of this wonderful gift book-will read and take inspiration from the poetry of past and present."Of all the words that have stuck to the ribs of my soul, poetry has been the most filling," writes Anna Quindlen in her introduction, and this beautiful, inspiring collection of poetry is the perfect expression of how poets can influence and shape our lives.

The Point, Issue 3

by Jonny Thakkar Etay Zwick Jon Baskin

The Point is a twice-yearly journal of essays on contemporary life and culture, based in Chicago.<P><P> A mix of criticism, memoir, and reviews, The Point goes beyond intellectual tourism by challenging its readers to recognize the impact of ideas on their everyday life. Early issues have considered whether it is possible to live an honorable social life on Facebook, what Thorstein Veblen would say about Goldman Sachs, how Stendhal might help us with dating, and why today's conservatives ought to read Marx. Each issue also contains a symposium consisting of several shorter pieces relating to a topic chosen by the editors-for instance, film, conservatism, or contemporary music.Issue 3 of The Point will include essays on Gordon Wood's idea of America, gaming and reality in Modern Warfare, and improv as a way of life. The symposium features pieces on why conservatives should read Marx, the progression (or lack thereof) of the novel, and an interview with Harvey Mansfield.

The Point, Issue 2

by Jonny Thakkar Etay Zwick Jon Baskin

The Point is a twice-yearly journal of essays on contemporary life and culture, based in Chicago. A mix of criticism, memoir, and reviews, The Point goes beyond intellectual tourism by challenging its readers to recognize the impact of ideas on their everyday life. Early issues have considered whether it is possible to live an honorable social life on Facebook, what Thorstein Veblen would say about Goldman Sachs, how Stendhal might help us with dating, and why today's conservatives ought to read Marx. Each issue also contains a symposium consisting of several shorter pieces relating to a topic chosen by the editors-for instance, film, conservatism, or contemporary music.Issue 2 of The Point will include essays on love in the age of the pickup artist and predatory habits by Wall Street's warrior class. Also featured are essays on gay pride in Jerusalem, modern art, and separate pieces on David Cronenberg, David Lynch, Terrence Malick, as well as a eulogy for John Hughes.

The Point, Issue 5

by Jonny Thakkar Etay Zwick Jon Baskin

A mix of criticism, memoir, and reviews, The Point goes beyond intellectual tourism by challenging its readers to recognize the impact of ideas on their everyday life. <P><P>Early issues have considered whether it is possible to live an honorable social life on Facebook, what Thorstein Veblen would say about Goldman Sachs, how Stendhal might help us with dating, and why today's conservatives ought to read Marx. Each issue also contains a symposium consisting of several shorter pieces relating to a topic chosen by the editors - for instance, film, conservatism, or contemporary music. The fifth issue includes new essays on 9/11 and Red America's tragic view of history (timed for the tenth anniversary of 9/11), Tom McCarthy and the failure of literature, modern marriage, adult education philosophy classes in New York, the work of William Faulkner, and reviews of new novels by David Foster Wallace and Norman Rush.

The Point, Issue 1

by Jonny Thakkar Etay Zwick Jon Baskin

The Point is a twice-yearly journal of essays on contemporary life and culture, based in Chicago.<P><P> A mix of criticism, memoir and reviews, The Point goes beyond intellectual tourism by challenging its readers to recognize the impact of ideas on their everyday life. Early issues have considered whether it is possible to live an honorable social life on Facebook, what Thorstein Veblen would say about Goldman Sachs, how Stendhal might help us with dating, and why today's conservatives ought to read Marx. Each issue also contains a symposium consisting of several shorter pieces relating to a topic chosen by the editors-for instance, film, conservatism, or contemporary music.Issue 1 of The Point will include essays on Barack Obama as a philosopher king, David Foster Wallace's escape from irony, Eckhart Tolle and the consolations of self-help, and a symposium on the nature of liberalism.

Playing Ball with the Boys: The Rise of Women in the World of Men's Sports

by Betsy Ross

The use of female sideline reporters is the fastest-growing new aspect of televised broadcasts of professional and college football. Names like Suzy Kolber, Erin Andrews, and Andrea Kremer are now as well known as any of the men in the booth.<P><P> In recent years women have been sports columnists and reporters, talk-show hosts, even coaches and team administrators. And yet there has never been a book about this phenomenon. Former ESPN news anchor Betsy Ross fills this void with Playing Ball with the Boys, a fascinating, behind-the-scenes look at the emerging role that women play in sports broadcasting and reporting as well as in the business of sports. Ross interviews a number of the biggest names--from Kolber and Kremer to USA Today columnist Christine Brennan and Lesley Visser and many others--who offer first-hand accounts of the struggles and the triumphs of women playing what has always been a man's game.She provides a history of this unique facet of the sports world, from pioneering female newspaper sports reporters to the celebrated breakthrough into televised sports by former Miss America Phyllis George, who is interviewed in the book. Ross covers the controversial moments, from locker room confrontations between players and female reporters to the infamous sideline interview in which Joe Namath attempted to kiss Suzy Kolber during a live broadcast. Readers also learn of women who played pro sports on male teams or coached men's teams. They meet a woman who runs a professional baseball team and another who is a team doctor. Through this tale, Ross weaves her own story, recalling how she went from a small town in Indiana to the anchor's chair at the largest sports network in the world, ESPN. She explains what it's like for a woman to succeed in the male-dominated world of sports broadcasting.

Playback: A Graphic Novel

by Raymond Chandler

Betty Mayfield is blond and beautiful and has just been found guilty of murdering her husband. <P><P>But when the jundge realizes the jury is terrified of her father-in-law--the man who owns everything in this small North Carolina town--he overturns the verdict. Her father-in-law swears vengeance, and Betty flees. Seeking a new life, she meets Larry Mitchell, a brash but charming gigolo, on the train to Vancouver. He brings her to the Royal Vancouver Hotel, where she checks into a room beneath the penthouse of wealthy playboy Clark Brandon, who takes her under his wing. When Mitchell's body turns up on Betty's balcony, jaded inspector Jeff Killaine is assigned to the case, but finds himself falling for Betty. Did she do it, or was she framed? This graphic novel presents a heart-pounding tale of betrayal, blackmail, and murder that will take you to the edge of your seat on a ride through Raymond Chandler's last thriller.

Play American Mah Jongg!: Everything you Need to Play American Mah Jongg

by Elaine Sandberg

Learn and play the fascinating game of Mahjong with this comprehensive ebook.Mahjong or "Mah Jongg" is not called "The Game of a Thousand Intellingences" for nothing. <P><P> It's relaxing, social, and allows people to focus on something completely unrelated to everyday concerns. And it's thrilling-there's nothing more exciting than when, with your heart racing, your adrenaline pumping and your palms sweating, you call, "Mahjong!"Play American Mah Jongg! ebook contains the best-selling book A Beginner's Guide to American Mah Jongg by Elaine Sandberg.The included full-color paperback book, A Beginner's Guide to American Mah Jongg features color text to clearly show various hands and tiles. It is the only book available which is specifically geared toward American Mahjong and follows the official National Mah Jongg League rules. Offering first-time players an easy-to-follow guide to this complex game. Play American Mah Jongg! ebook is ideal for beginner and experienced players alike and can be enjoyed both at home and for travel.This Mahjong ebook contains: 96 page, full-color book Simple instructions and clear diagrams

Planting Seeds

by Thich Nhat Hanh Wietske Vriezen

Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children is the fruit of decades of development and innovation in the Plum Village community's collective practice with children. <P><P>Based on Thich Nhat Hanh's over 30 years of teaching mindfulness and compassion to parents, teachers, and children, the book and enclosed CD covers a wide range of contemplative and fun activities parents and educators can do with their children or students. They are designed to help relieve stress, increase concentration, nourish gratitude and confidence, deal with difficult emotions, touch our interconnection with nature, and improve communication.Planting Seeds offers insight, concrete activities, and curricula that parents and educators can apply in school settings, in their local communities or at home, in a way that is meaningful and inviting to children. The key practices presented include mindful breathing and walking, inviting the bell, pebble meditation, the 2 Promises or ethical guidelines for children, children's versions of Touching the Earth and Deep Relaxation, eating meditation and dealing with conflict and strong emotions. Also included are the lyrics to the songs on the enclosed CD that summarize and reinforce the key teachings, as well as a chapter on dealing effectively with conflict in the classroom or difficult group dynamics, based on a conference with Thich Nhat Hanh, teachers and students.The accompanying CD has inspiring recordings of all the songs in the book as well as a guided pebble meditation, total relaxation and children's touching the earth. Beautiful, color illustrations by Wietske Vriezen Illustrator of Mindful Movements (ISBN-13: 978-1-888375-79-4) accompany the various practices.Any adult wishing to plant seeds of peace, relaxation and awareness in children will find this book and CD helpful. It is full of wisdom on how to simply be with children and nourish their compassion for themselves and others.Illustrated by Wietske Vriezen Illustrator of Mindful Movements (Mindful Movements - Ten Exercise for Well Being ISBN-13: 978-1-888375-79-4)Includes 1 audio CD, 6 mindfulness cards, and 3 cut-out mindfulness posters

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