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Packed with creative, effective ideas for bringing mindfulness into the classroom, child therapy office, or community, this book features sample lesson plans and scripts, case studies, vignettes, and more. Leading experts describe how to harness the unique benefits of present-focused awareness for preschoolers, school-age kids, and teens, including at-risk youth and those with special needs. Strategies for overcoming common obstacles and engaging kids with different learning styles are explored. Chapters also share ways to incorporate mindfulness into a broad range of children's activities, such as movement, sports, music, games, writing, and art. Giving clinicians and educators practices they can use immediately, the book includes clear explanations of relevant research findings.
A growing body of research is showing that mindfulness can reduce stress, improve physical health, and improve one's overall quality of life. Jan Chozen Bays, MD--physician and Zen teacher--has developed a series of simple practices to help us cultivate mindfulness as we go about our ordinary, daily lives. Exercises include: taking three deep breaths before answering the phone, noticing and adjusting your posture throughout the day, eating mindfully, and leaving no trace of yourself after using the kitchen or bathroom. Each exercise is presented with tips on how to remind yourself and a short life lesson connected with it.
He'll Choose Them. . .Detective Regan Pescoli has worked the "Star Crossed Killer" case for months, never imagining she'd be captured by the madman she's been hunting. Regan knows exactly what he's capable of--and avoiding the same fate will take every drop of her courage and cunning.Abduct Them. . .Regan Pescoli is unlike any woman Nate Santana has met before. But now she's missing, and Nate knows something is dangerously wrong. The only person who can help him find her is Detective Selena Alvarez, Regan's partner. As Nate and Selena dig deeper into the Star-Crossed Killer case and the body count rises, the truth about Regan's disappearance becomes chillingly clear.And Kill Them. . .In the desolate Montana woods, evil is lurking. And with time running out, the only way to save Regan will be to get inside a killer's twisted mind and unravel a shocking message that is being revealed, one body at a time. . .
Grey Sommers, Lord Wyndham, never met a predicament he couldn't charm his way out of. Then a tryst with a government official's wife during a bit of casual espionage in France condemns him to a decade in a dungeon, leaving him a shadow of his former self. Yet his greatest challenge may be the enigmatic spy sent to free his body--the only woman who might heal his soul.Cassie Fox lost everything in the chaos of revolution, leaving only a determination to help destroy Napoleon's empire through her perilous calling. Rescuing Grey is merely one more mission. She hadn't counted on a man with the stark beauty of a ravaged angel, whose desperate courage and vulnerability thaw her frozen heart. But a spy and a lord are divided by an impassable gulf even if they manage to survive one last, terrifying mission. . ..Praise for Loving a Lost Lord"Intoxicating and not-to-be missed." --Romantic Times (4 ½ Stars, Top Pick) "Rich with historical detail and multifaceted characters." - Publishers Weekly, starred review"Exquisitely and sensitively written." --Library Journal, starred review"Romance at its best!" --Julia Quinn
New York Times bestselling author Hannah Howell returns to her beloved Wherlocke family and the story of a love destined to heal old wounds. . .Lady Olympia Wherlocke has the gift of foresight. When Lady Agatha Mallam asks Olympia to locate her brother so he can rescue her from an arranged marriage, she knows exactly where to find Lord Brant Mallam, Earl of Fieldgate. What happens next is something she never envisioned. . . Since his betrothed died, Lord Brant Mallam has drowned his sorrow with wine and women. His dissolute ways have only emboldened his calculating mother. But with the help of the enchanting Olympia, he concocts a daring plan to end his mother's devious designs for his sister. While each step in their bold scheme works to perfection, the sins of the past could unravel a growing desire that neither Olympia or Brant can control. . .Praise for Hannah Howell and The Wherlockes!"Gentle but passionate love scenes and endearing descriptions of close-knit, quirky families will have readers beaming from the first page to the last." --Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) on If He's Dangerous"We can only hope that Howell will return to this series later with more wondrous stories." --RT Book Reviews on If He's Wild
From New York Times bestselling author Jane Feather comes the captivating tale of a Creole beauty and a daring privateer in a perilous battle of romance and intrigue--a battle the spirited young woman intends to win. . .Scandal was nothing to headstrong Genevieve Latour--unless it threatened her family's good name in New Orleans. But when she thwarted Dominic Delacroix--and his attempt to blackmail her father--she wasn't prepared for the seductive man she found beneath the guise of a dangerous blockade runner. With war raging around them, and everything she cared for at stake, could Genevieve trust Dominic with her life. . .or her heart? "An accomplished storyteller. . .rare and wonderful." --Los Angeles Daily News
From New York Times bestselling author Jane Feather comes a heart-quickening romance of two adventurers drawn together in a dangerous game of deception and desire. . .When Lord Rutherford arrives in Cornwall to appraise his newly inherited estate, he finds the coast overrun by smugglers and the countryside sadly lacking in amusements. But the dowdy young widow he dismisses as unworthy of his attention is not at all what she appears. . . To her neighbors, Merrie Trelawney is a poor widow who keeps to herself. But under cover of darkness, she leads a band of reckless smugglers to pay for her late husband's debts. When Lord Rutherford discovers her scandalous secret, he pursues her relentlessly, determined to prove that the thrills she can find in his bed will be far more fulfilling than her lust for adventure. . .
They could make beautiful music together... Hoping to dodge a scandal that could destroy her personal life and her career, Alex fled grad school for a summer job in tiny Potterville, West Virginia. She didn't expect the town cupids to orchestrate a "chance" meeting with Marc--a sexy, brooding rock star who appreciates her love of poetry. But Alex doubts he'll want anything more if he discovers the indiscretion she can't forgive herself for... Marc came to Potterville to get some space from his band and clear his head. But before he knows it, he's intrigued with the waitress at the local diner. Alex is not only smart and beautiful, she's inspiring his songwriting and taking it to the next level. Soon he's falling for her--and then she runs away. For the first time, Marc is chasing after a woman--and giving both himself and Alex a chance to heal past hurts and take a chance on the future...
Stepping out of your comfort zone can be hazardous...Denver, Colorado, ER doctor Jillian Rodgers has never done an impulsive thing in her life. But all that changes when she meets the man of her dreams on a ski vacation. Within twenty-four hours, they've spent a passionate night together and Jillian is convinced she's halfway in love. After all, she figures the worst that can happen is she'll go home with a broken heart...But the man pretending to be an ordinary guy is far from it. In fact, he shouldn't get anywhere near Jillian. Yet there's something about her he can't resist--and she's perfect for his cover. Besides, he's sure he isn't endangering her. Unfortunately, they're both wrong.When someone uses their chairlift for target practice, Jillian ends up wounded--and her dream man promptly disappears. Within days, her car explodes. Just when things can't get any worse, she's kidnapped at gunpoint. Soon Jillian's running for her life, and the only man who can save her is the one who deserted her. Or is he just trying to protect her? And can she survive long enough to find out?95,000 Words
"Engaging characters you want to get to know better." -Library Journal You can't fight love...There's only one thing MMA fighter Gunnar Wells is more devoted to than his career, and that's his mother, "Queen" Elizabeth. An elegant African American woman who adopted Gunnar and his two white brothers, Elizabeth was there when they needed her, and they'll do anything for her. For Gunnar, that means running her hair salon when she suddenly falls ill. And if that's not awkward enough for the champion fighter, he'll have to work alongside Eboni Danielson, the other love of his life. The one he left behind to pursue his dream. The one he's never forgotten...Between the salon and her volunteer work, Eboni keeps busy to keep her mind off the man who broke her heart. So when Gunnar shows up again, she does her best to stay cool--on the outside. But the more she watches Gunnar step up and help out, the less she can deny her feelings. Soon Gunnar is doing everything he can to convince Eboni to give him a fighting chance. Can she trust him again--even when old secrets and new dangers come between them once more?
Twenty-two years ago, she ran out on the love of her life--and took a secret with her. When Randi Jean Ferguson fell for Courtland Robinson while studying abroad in London, she was ready for a life of tea and crumpets. But when she discovered Court was being forced into a shotgun wedding, there was no way she could stay--or tell him she was also pregnant with his child. Now widowed, Randi is just starting to consider finding Court--when he shows up at her door. With his son. Randi's not ready to reveal everything to Court, but if she doesn't will both their children end up scarred? The best thing to come out of Court's unhappy marriage was his son. But he's spent the last twenty-two years thinking about Randi, his California girl, his first--and only--love. Now a widower, he takes a chance he's only fantasized about and seeks her out. At last he'll solve his heart's greatest mystery--but that won't be the only surprise in store for him.
Welcome to Storybook Lake, where dreams come true.Not all fairy tales have a happy ending. Jocelyn learned that the hard way, when she married her high school sweetheart Keaton Shaw--only to have him break her heart.But that was a long time ago. The papers were signed, the divorce finalized, and Jocelyn is no longer a little girl with her head in the clouds. That's why no one in Storybook can believe it when Keaton, the All-American dream boy, walks into Jocelyn's bakery, looking as sweet as one of her frosted cupcakes, and demanding a second chance with the woman he still calls his wife.
Angel Talbot is anything but pure--in fact some might even consider her a bit wicked. How else would you describe the manager of an 'adults only' store that specializes in helping ladies find that special O. But Angel could use a hand herself. Or two. That is until she stumbles into sexy businessman Travis Wellington. When the Wellington Family had a problem, they sent Travis to fix it. Being the CEO of his family's multi-million dollar enterprise means Travis is used to getting his hands dirty. But the pressure of looking out for the company, along with his family's well-being was beginning to take its toll . . . until he found his Angel...
She Saves His Life. . .For Chloe Wherlocke, it all begins with a vision--a glimpse into the future that foretells a terrible plot against Lord Julian Kenwood and his newborn son. Chloe's psychic gift allows her to save the child from certain death, but the earl remains in grave peril. . .But When He Steals Her Heart. . . Julian Kenwood knows someone is trying to kill him and he suspects his scheming wife and her lover are behind the plot. But Julian is shocked when Chloe, a captivating, dark-haired stranger, warns him that sinister forces are indeed at hand--and exposes a devastating secret that changes his life forever. . .Will She Resist--Or Surrender? As Chloe reveals her plan to save Julian, neither can deny the attraction that grows each moment they're together. Chloe knows the highborn earl could never love her as she loves him. But when danger strikes closer than ever, Chloe must risk everything--or lose Julian forever. . .Praise for the Novels of Hannah Howell"Howell offers readers another captivating tale." --Booklist"Another wonderful story filled with adventure, emotion, and laughter."--Romantic Times
From New York Times bestselling author Jane Feather, a moving, unforgettable romance of defiance and desire. . .England's disastrous Civil War has robbed Lady Virginia Courtney of everything she holds dear--everything but her home, perched on the cliffs of the Isle of Wight. Left alone to defend it, she is powerless when the enemy forces arrive--but even more defenseless when she meets their leader, a fiercely commanding man whose eyes seem to see through to her very soul.Colonel Alexander Marshall is no less affected by his prisoner of war, the bewitching, capable woman who has seen so much loss in her young life. Though he would be justified to send her to the mainland--and to her certain death as a traitor--his hand is stayed by compassion. . .and undeniable desire. But even the most passionate love affair may not be enough to hold two sworn enemies together in the midst of war. . .
Four of today's most intriguing paranormal authors entice readers deep into the shadows, where vampires, immortals, and other supernatural creatures heat up the night...On The Hunt by Alexandra IvyMika Tanner has loved Bailey Morrell, a beautiful Healer, since childhood. But his duty as a Sentinel, a supernatural guardian of an ancient race, clashed with her rebellious spirit. Now a dangerous new anarchist group not only threatens life as they know it--but any chance of their being together again... Scorpius Rising by Rebecca ZanettiWith a deadly disease spreading like wildfire across the country, microbiologist Nora Medina needs to focus all her energy on stopping the pandemic. Playing with dynamite--in the form of her way-too-hot ex--is the last thing she should be doing. But forced to work with Deacan McDougall against unexpected enemies with the seconds ticking by, she knows the explosion is coming... Phantom Embrace by Dianne DuvallImmortal Yuri Sokolov was born with the ability to see spirits, yet he's never seen one as lovely as Cat Seddon, the woman who haunts his home and his dreams. But amid their star-crossed love, a new danger may have Yuri facing a different kind of eternity.Stake Out by Hannah JayneVampire fashion designer Nina LaShay has a lot on her plate--just two days until fashion week and the model who was flirting with her photographer boyfriend is now a corpse in her studio. But when dead turns into undead and dangerous, Nina must find out who's responsible...before the beautiful baby vamp takes too many bites out of the Big Apple.
Get Ready to Play RoughShay Beckham grew up idolizing her brother's best friend, star quarterback Joe Reilly. There was no one in their Texas town who had the moves to match Joe on or off the field. Years later, he's still a player who has what it takes to drive any hot-blooded woman wild. But Shay isn't a kid with a bad case of hero-worship anymore. She's grown-up and independent, with her feet on the ground and a serious head on her shoulders. If she could just say the same for Joe.It's been fifteen years, but Joe Reilly hasn't forgotten the skinny little kid who used to follow him around like a shadow. What he can't get over is that the skinny shadow has grown into one hell of an incredible woman. One any man in his right mind would kill to get his hands on. And one who seems to be completely immune to him. He knows he and Shay could have something special together. If he could only convince her he's about more than just the game.81,521 Words
With a divorce in the works, Annabelle Jones heads out to Southern California, the land of sun and starting over. She wants to prove to herself and her young daughters that she still has what it takes to turn heads as a swimsuit model--that she doesn't need a man to take care of her. Until an accident forces her to rely on the hunky, yet mysterious man next door...Nathan Cooper is trying to revive his own career. Once a top left-handed relief pitcher, he tried to get over a hidden injury with the aid of banned substances. Not only was he caught and suspended, he was traded and missed out on winning the championship. Now he's a free agent without a contract, and that means life is ready to play ball...
With 418 contributors representing over 120 medical centers around the world, Tintinalli''s Emergency Medicine is the most practical and clinically rigorous reference of its kind. It covers everything from prehospital care, disaster preparedness, and basic resuscitative techniques, to all the major diseases requiring emergency treatment, such as pulmonary emergencies, renal and GU disorders, and hemophilia. This authoritative, in-depth coverage makes this classic text indispensible not only in emergency departments, but also for residents and practitioners when studying or preparing for any exam they may face. While continuing to provide the most current information for acute conditions, the Seventh Edition of Tintinalli''s Emergency Medicine has been substantially revised and updated to cover all of the conditions for which patients seek emergency department care in a concise and easy-to-read-manner.
It doesn't take long for Cody Elliot to realize that his new high school is a little different. The other students are supernaturally strong, don't like the sunlight, and are always placing orders at the local blood bank. When his new friend shows him his fangs, Cody doesn't need any more clues--these kids are vampires! As Cody struggles to fit into this secretive community, he disrupts centuries of human-vampire segregation, with some serious--and some seriously funny--consequences.In sharp, humorous, and insightful prose, Douglas Rees creates a world of vampires where the real issue for humans is not the fear of being bitten, but the need to get along.From the Hardcover edition.
Over the past few generations, expectations of comfort, cleanliness and convenience have altered radically, but these dramatic changes have largely gone unnoticed. This intriguing book brings together the sociology of consumption and technology to investigate the evolution of these changes, as well the social meaning of the practices themselves. Homes, offices, domestic appliances and clothes play a crucial role in our lives, but not many of us question exactly how and why we perform so many daily rituals associated with them. Showers, heating, air-conditioning and clothes washing are simply accepted as part of our normal, everyday lives, but clearly this was not always the case. When did the 'daily shower' become de rigueur? What effect has air conditioning had on the siesta - at one time an integral part of Mediterranean life and culture? This book interrogates the meaning and supposed 'normality' of these practices and draws disturbing conclusions. There is clear evidence supporting the view that routine consumption is controlled by conceptions of normality and profoundly shaped by cultural and economic forces. Shove maintains that habits are not just changing, but are changing in ways that imply escalating and standardizing patterns of consumption. This shrewd and engrossing analysis shows just how far the social meanings and practices of comfort, cleanliness and convenience have eluded us.
The Creative Writer's Craft is organized by genre into three sections - Poetry, Fiction, and Drama. It offers students the opportunity to explore and develop crafting skills for writing various types of poems, short stories, and one act plays. The lessons and writing activities encourage students to develop a writer's attitude, embracing the writing process rather than the final result.
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The basis of modern organization and decision theory, this influential essay has motivated administrators and students of managerial technique for more than 80 years. The author discusses eliminating inefficiency through a system based on principles applicable to individual and collective activities. A ground-breaking, and still-inspiring work.
This revision of a widely adopted critical edition presents the 1831 text of Mary Shelley's English Romantic novel along with critical essays that introduce students to Frankenstein from contemporary psychoanalytic, Marxist, feminist, gender, and cultural studies perspectives. An additional essay demonstrates how various critical perspectives can be combined. In the second edition, 3 of the 6 essays are new. The text and essays are complemented by contextual documents, introductions (with bibliographies), and a glossary of critical and theoretical terms.