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The fundamental necessity in any good relationship is simple: both parties must first tend to their own spiritual growth. David Wolf understands this intimately, and his book elucidates that approach to relationships by revealing an effective and accessible model for self-fulfillment. By applying the strategies of conscious living, and leaving behind limiting patterns of thought and behavior, one becomes able to bring about positive change in ones' self and ones' environment. The effect that these positive changes has on a relationship can be transformative, leading to sustained happiness and growth.
Whose baby? Sara Reed has a secret. Returning to her husband's family home after his death isn't easy for Sara. Her mother-in-law clearly despises her, but the person she most dreads seeing again is Alex.Her husband's brother, he has always held a strong attraction for her and now it's impossible for her to keep avoiding him. Her small son, Ben, obviously adores him and the feeling would appear to be mutual. But what are Alex's motives? Could he have guessed her deepest secret?
A collection of poems that describe the experiences and relationships in a close-knit family.
In a rainbow-colored station wagon that smelled like a real car, the relatives came. When they arrived, they hugged and hugged from the kitchen to the front room. All summer they tended the garden and ate up all the strawberries and melons. They plucked banjos and strummed guitars. When they finally had to leave, they were sad, but not for long. They all knew they would be together next summer.
In this book, Steven Hales defends relativism, but in a more circumscribed form that applies specifically to philosophical propositions. His claim is that philosophical propositions are relatively true--true in some perspectives and false in others.
Einstein proposed his theory of special relativity in 1905. For a long time it was believed that this theory has no significant impact on chemistry. This view changed in the 1970s when it was realized that (nonrelativistic) Schrödinger quantum mechanics yields results on molecular properties that depart significantly from experimental results. Especially when heavy elements are involved, these quantitative deviations can be so large that qualitative chemical reasoning and understanding is affected. For this to grasp the appropriate many-electron theory has rapidly evolved. Nowadays relativistic approaches are routinely implemented and applied in standard quantum chemical software packages. As it is essential for chemists and physicists to understand relativistic effects in molecules, the first edition of 'Relativistic Quantum Chemistry - The fundamental Theory of Molecular Science' had set out to provide a concise, comprehensive, and complete presentation of this theory.The second edition of Relativistic Quantum Chemistry: The Fundamental Theory of Molecular Science expands on some of the latest developments in this fascinating field. The text retains its clear and consistent style, allowing for a readily accessible overview of the complex topic. It is also self-contained, building on the fundamental equations and providing the mathematical background necessary. While some parts of the text have been restructured for the sake of clarity a significant amount of new content has also been added. This includes, for example, an in-depth discussion of the Brown-Ravenhall disease, of spin in current-density functional theory, and of exact two-component methods and its local variants.A strength of the first edition of this textbook was its list of almost 1000 references to the original research literature, which has made it a valuable reference also for experts in the field. In the second edition, more than 100 additional key references have been added - most of them considering the recent developments in the field.Thus, the book is a must-have for everyone entering the field, as well as for experienced researchers searching for a consistent review.
According to Einstein himself, this book is intended "to give an exact insight into the theory of Relativity to those readers who, from a general scientific and philosophical point of view, are interested in the theory, but who are not conversant with the mathematical apparatus of theoretical physics." When he wrote the book in 1916, Einstein's name was scarcely known outside the physics institutes. Having just completed his masterpiece, The General Theory of Relativity--which provided a brand-new theory of gravity and promised a new perspective on the cosmos as a whole--he set out at once to share his excitement with as wide a public as possible in this popular and accessible book. First time in Penguin Classics New introduction by bestselling science author Nigel Calder
If you move at high speed, time slows down, space squashes up and you get heavier. Travel fast enough and you could weigh as much as a jumbo jet, be flattened thinner than a CD without feeling a thing--and live forever! As for the angles of a triangle, they do not always have to add up to 180 degrees. And then, of course, there are black holes. These are but a few of the extraordinary consequences of Einstein's theory of relativity. It is now over a hundred years since he made these discoveries, and yet the general public is still largely unaware of them. Filled with illuminating anecdotes and fascinating accounts of experiments, this book aims to introduce the interested lay person to the subject of relativity in a way which is accessible and engaging and at the same time scientifically rigorous. With relatively few mathematical equations--nothing more complicated than the Pythagoras's Theorem--this VSI packs a lot time into very little space, and for anyone who has felt intimidated by Einstein's groundbreaking theory, it offers the perfect place to start.
Relax and Unwind with Yoga is designed to help you reap the full benefits of yoga for practical and emotional wellbeing by following a daily routine that doesn't require a huge amount of commitment. Ideal for the beginner with no previous experience, it outlines all the basic/key exercises (asanas) you will need in addition to giving you information on how, where and when to practice them. There is plenty of insight into the philosophical background of yoga and helpful tips on diet and lifestyle. Supporting materials, including a practice diary, will allow you to record your progress, while a list of teachers and sources for taking it further will be useful to all those who wish to deepen their practice. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of how to get on TV. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
These days in the quest to calm the body, mind, and soul, finding the time to relax can be a real challenge. In the spirit of the popular Learn to Relax and Learn to Meditate books come these 50 beautifully illustrated cards in soothing colors designed to ease and refresh an exhausted mind. Each card features an inspirational image and mediation excercise drawn from Eastern and Western traditions. With an introduction detailing various ways to use the cards, these pocket-sized guided meditations make it easier to find peace and fulfillment-even when time is not a luxury. By envisioning rays of dappled sunlight through the petals of a flower, the Lotus Blossom meditation teaches not to forget the spiritual side amidst the frantic pace of modern life, while the Yin and Yang card focuses on the strength found in a glimmer of hope that flickers in darkness. On a hillside, in the backyard, or even at the office, The Relax Deck can teach anyone the art of letting go.
When Dr. Herbert Benson introduced this simple, effective, mind/body approach to relieve stress in The Relaxation Response twenty-five years ago, the book became an instant national bestseller. Since that time, millions of people have learned the secret of the relaxation response--without high-priced lectures, drugs, or prescription medicine. The tremendous success of this approach has turned The Relaxation Response into the classic reference recommended by most health care professionals and authorities to treat the harmful effects of stress. This revitalizing, therapeutic approach, discovered by Dr. Benson and his colleagues in the laboratories of Harvard Medical School and its teaching hospitals, is now routinely recommended to treat patients suffering from heart conditions, high blood pressure, chronic pain, insomnia, and many other physical ailments. Requiring only minutes to learn, and just ten to twenty minutes of practice twice a day, the Relaxation Response has proven to be one of the most effective ways to relieve the tensions of modern-day living for a richer, healthier, more productive life.
Recent scientific breakthroughs--demonstrating that mind body strategies can actually "switch off" or "switch on" gene activity associated with health and disease--have triggered a mind body revolution in the medical world.In the 1970s, Dr. Herbert Benson of Harvard Medical School ushered in a new era of understanding in the field of mind body medicine. Coining the term "relaxation response," Dr. Benson identified the body's physiologic reaction that is the exact opposite of the stress (fight-or-flight) response. In the four decades since that initial discovery, Benson and his colleagues have established the first effective therapy to counteract the harmful effects of stress. They have explored how the relaxation response, the power of expectation and belief, and other mind body phenomena can produce healing in your own body.A new era has dawned. Genetic research now shows conclusively that the mind can influence the body down to the genetic level. Your mind has the ability to change the way your body and your genes function.We now have scientific proof that the mind can heal the body.In Relaxation Revolution, Dr. Herbert Benson and William Proctor present the latest scientific endings, revealing that we have the ability to self-heal diseases, prevent life-threatening conditions, and supplement established drug and surgical procedures with mind body techniques. In a special "treatment" section, Benson and Proctor describe how these mind body techniques can be applied--and are being applied--to treat a wide variety of conditions, including:* High blood pressure* Anxiety and depression* Infertility* Insomnia* Menopausal hot flashes* Many pains, including backaches and headaches* Phobias* And much moreRelaxation Revolution details Dr. Benson's recent work with colleagues in the field of genetics, which links mind body treatments to the healing of a steadily expanding number of medical conditions. Mind and body have become part of a scientific and medical whole; together they represent a complete approach to healing and maximal well-being. In clear, straightforward language, Benson and Proctor cite the experiences of real people to show how mind body techniques have the potential not only to enhance healing but also to reduce health costs to individuals and to society as a whole. Relaxation Revolution shines a light on the future of medicine.
The Extraordinary Exercise Program based on the Revolutionary Body-Improvement System developed by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais. With these brief (ten to thirty minutes) exercises, anyone can learn to improve their posture, flexibility, and physical comfort, and end the energy drain caused by muscular tension. This popular application of techniques -- never before available in such an easy-to-use form -- targets such key areas as the lower back, shoulders, neck, spine, eyes, feet, and jaw. Enhanced vitality and elimination of pain and stress will be yours through these thoroughly researched and patient-tested techniques that actually reprogram the neuromuscular system.
Genny loved her husband, Max, but something was missing--a sexual charge that was instead ignited by his business partner, Sean. He was ruggedly handsome, and he knew it. He had a heart-stopping smile and a slow, sexy New Orleans drawl that made Genny weak. The more time they spent together, the stronger the attraction between them became. Then her husband offered to share her with Sean for one intoxicating encounter... But what begins as a night of forbidden desire quickly spirals into a whirlwind of murder, sensual submission, and secrets, and a scorching passion is kindled that threatens to consume everyone it touches.
For fans of Fifty Shades of Grey and Bared to You comes an erotic, emotionally charged romance between a powerful man who's never heard "no" and a fiery woman who says "yes" on her own terms. He was the one man I couldn't avoid. And the one man I couldn't resist. Damien Stark could have his way with any woman. He was sexy, confident, and commanding: Anything he wanted, he got. And what he wanted was me. Our attraction was unmistakable, almost beyond control, but as much as I ached to be his, I feared the pressures of his demands. Submitting to Damien meant I had to bare the darkest truth about my past--and risk breaking us apart. But Damien was haunted, too. And as our passion came to obsess us both, his secrets threatened to destroy him--and us--forever. Release Me is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.
Forced together, the two battle demons...and each other All that's left of infamous demon hunter Ivy Strom's family is the brother who vanished three years ago. Now that she's finally close to finding him, the last distraction she needs is sexy half human, half demon Ronan Ames. The tainted blood in his veins makes him a foe. Yet his unique abilities make him a powerful partner. She can't resist his help in the search for the vicious enemy that can locate her brother, who holds the key to hell and Ronan's salvation. Nor can she deny the searing desire that draws them together...even though a passionate alliance might destroy them both.
It has become a commonplace that "images" were central to the twentieth century and that their role will be even more powerful in the twenty-first. But what is an image and what can an image be?Releasing the Imageunderstands images as something beyond mere representations of things. Releasing images from that function, it shows them to be self-referential and self-generative, and in this way capable of producing forms of engagement beyond spectatorship and subjectivity. This understanding of images owes much to phenomenology-the work of Husserl, Heidegger, and Merleau-Ponty-and to Gilles Deleuze's post-phenomenological work. The essays included here cover historical periods from the Romantic era to the present and address a range of topics, from Cézanne's painting, to images in poetry, to contemporary audiovisual art. They reveal the aesthetic, ethical, and political stakes of the project of releasing images and provoke new ways of engaging with embodiment, agency, history, and technology.
God's passionate power is about to burst through the floodgates of your soul.You want to influence others for God. To experience more of the abundant power Jesus promised. To live a life overflowing with God's presence. To make a difference in the world.So why do these desires go unfulfilled? Where can you find the resources you need to experience the exhilaration of utter dependence on God?In Releasing the Rivers Within, Dwight Edwards reveals that all the good God wants to dispense through your life finds its origin in the indwelling supernatural resources He has already implanted within you. As Jesus told us in John 7:38, every believer has "rivers of living waters" within, pressing forward and awaiting release. And as you open yourself up and allow God's life to flow through you, you'll bring the greatest glory to Him, the most good to others, and the deepest satisfaction to yourself.Discover the resources God has placed within you. Release the rivers within...and experience life as God intended it: filled to overflowing.
Wealthy Pamela Bradford is determined to lose her virginity, one way or another. Only, when her plan to seduce her faithless fiancé backfires, she figures she might as well enjoy the sensual, decadent honeymoon she'd arranged--even if she has to go alone. Then she finds herself in the arms of sexy Ken McBain--and decides to put her seduction plan back into action. . . . One minute Ken McBain is comforting Pamela on the beach. The next, he's on a plane bound for The Little Love Nest, a no-holds-barred honeymoon resort! And as much as he wants Pamela--really, really wants her--he's determined not to take advantage of her situation. Only, he hasn't counted on Pamela's determination to be his woman--in every sense of the word!
Dallas homicide detective Remy LeBeau trusts no one. He hides from a past that could kill him and anyone involved with him. What he's not prepared for is the return of an elusive serial killer . . . and an unwanted desire to protect a witness at all costs.Professional barrel racer Cody Lewis's dream of being top in the nation is within reach until she discovers a murdered woman in her horse trailer. The event pulls her into the sickening world of the Rodeo Sweethearts serial killer--a madman who terrorized Dallas's rodeo circuit five years prior and is now back for more. But what's worse is that Cody fits the profile of the Rodeo Sweetheart victims. . . . As Remy dives into the investigation, he uncovers secrets of a botched investigation and a tight-lipped boss, while attracting unwanted attention from the killer. Battling his partner, his attraction to Cody, and the demons of his past, catching the killer could cost Remy everything. Even Cody's life.Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors
The #1 international bestseller.One day John Meron, a happily married father of two who's never been in trouble, receives a phone call that will change his life forever: his friend Jack Calley, a high-flying city lawyer, is screaming down the phone for help. As Meron listens, Calley is murdered. His last words, spoken to his killer, are the first two lines of Meron's address. Confused and terrified, Meron grabs his children and hurries out of the house as soon as he can. It is only just in time. Within minutes, a car pulls up outside, and three men get out. It's clear that they're coming for him. And with his wife missing, an unidentified corpse in her office, and the police after him for murder, his life's about to get a whole lot more interesting.
In the erotic universe created by hot new talent Lauren Dane, passion knows no rank... Fifteen Families rule the Federated Universes-and Abbie Haws has spent her life battling the system. She's always been too driven to pay much attention to love. But when she meets Roman Lyons, Head of House Lyons, who stands for everything she hates, Abbie's attraction catches her off-guard... Their world, Ravena, revolves around born leader Roman, who dreads meeting this defiant- if stunning-rabble-rouser. But sometimes headstrong personalities that collide in public become hot-and-heavy, guilty trysts in private.
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Lost Souls.Literary critic Shearman Waxx can kill a good book with just a few acidly worded bon mots. And as one unlucky author is about to discover, that's not all he's prepared to kill. . . . From #1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense Dean Koontz comes a mesmerizing thriller about the battle of wills that ensues when a successful author and likable family man confronts a reclusive sociopath who wields an all-too-deadly poison pen. Respect Shearman Waxx's opinion and you might escape with your career intact. Cross him and he'll destroy you, your family, and everything you hold dear. For the title "America's most feared critic" isn't one Waxx takes lightly. He takes it literally. And now Cubby Greenwich, his wife, Penny, their brilliant six-year-old Milo, and their uniquely talented non-collie, Lassie, are all about to learn the true meaning of "culture war."
Thawed out after a century of cryogenic sleep, Captain John "Black Jack" Geary has led the Alliance fleet through Syndicate Worlds space, thwarting the enemy at every turn--even within his own ranks--during the long journey home. Alliance prisoners of war are being held at a labor camp in the Heradao Star System, which also happens to be the location of the majority of the surviving Syndic warships. Determined not to leave any of his people behind, Black Jack Geary orders the fleet to strike hard and fast to rescue the POWs with minimal Alliance losses. The raid is successful, but victory is short-lived. Geary discovers that the Syndics plan to ambush the fleet with their powerful reserve flotilla in an attempt to annihilate it once and for all --but he doesn't know where the enemy is located. And as Geary has the fleet jump from one star system to the next, hoping to avoid the inevitable confrontation, saboteurs contribute to the chaos...
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