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Tsoknyi Rinpoche is a reincarnate lama educated in the Tibetan Buddhisttradition. He has been teaching students from around the world since 1990."Being carefree, you can fit in anywhere. If you're not carefree you keepon bumping up against things. Your life becomes so narrow, so tight; itgets very claustrophobic. Carefree means being wide open from within,not constricted. Carefree doesn't mean careless. It is not that you don'tcare about others, not that you don't have compassion or are unfriendly.Carefree is being really simple, from the inside. Dignity is not conceitbut rather what shines forth from this carefree confidence."-Tsoknyi RinpocheTsoknyi Rinpoche's teaching style embodies a vividness that is a playbetween himself and his audience. His immediateness includes gesturesand examples that entice us to understanding. Through guided meditationshe offers direct participation as a delightful enhancement to ourpractice. Simple, straightforward and profound, Carefree Dignity is abook that captivates our intellect while enriching our awareness.
After finding her husband in a compromising position, romance author Renee Moore goes back to her hometown, hoping to start over. But her ex soon delivers shocking news that could change her life forever. . . Nurse Danielle Brooks' daughter is about to give birth--and the baby's father may be Danielle's ex. To mend her shattered heart, Danielle has been dating Calvin Cambridge. When Calvin proposes, Danielle enlists Renee to test his fidelity. But the seduction goes too far. . . Meanwhile, their best friend is counting on Renee and Danielle to help plan her wedding--whether they're speaking to each other or not. As things come to a head in each woman's life, there's a whole lot of praying going on. Will Renee and Danielle realize that thanks to their faith, second chances--and each other--they are blessed in spite of it all? Praise for Careful of the Company You KeepA romp through the trials and tribulations of four girlfriends. . . a wild and crazy ride. --The RAWSISTAZ ReviewersThis book gives you drama, suspense, laughter, and some very sincere moments. --Urban-Reviews. com
What if you could change one mistake you made when you were young?<P><P> With the help of one well-intentioned best friend and one bumbling psychic, Tensley gets a ''do-over.'' One simple change, and she suddenly goes from being a corporate executive to a stripper dancing nearly naked on a stage under a spotlight.<P> Tensley's high school boyfriend Max has gone from teenage bad boy to a driven police detective with a lot to prove. When he sees his first love dancing in the strip club he's assigned to investigate, he's torn between getting her as far away from the place as he can and needing her help as a club insider. There are only two things he knows for sure - she's stirring up feelings he thought he'd buried long ago and a relationship with a stripper/police informant would be career suicide.<P> Tensley's falling all over again for the man who broke her heart years ago. Now that history seems to be repeating itself, she wants a do-over of her do-over! But what she doesn't know is that life and love have a way of taking their own surprising turns. And sometimes what you think is your worst mistake might not be a mistake at all.
Everyone knew the story of Eleanor Blackmar Cline, how her husband had taken up with a colored girl half his age, and how he had flaunted her before his wife.
Two lives converge one stormy night on a train headed to cleveland Lucy is traveling by herself via train to Jacob's Crossing to help care for her cousin Mattie, recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Trying to overcome the sudden death of her husband, she's glad to get away and focus on someone else for a while. The only other Amish people on the train are Calvin Weaver and his little sister, Katie. When their train breaks down outside of Cleveland, Calvin and Lucy band together to face the outside world. But Calvin also carries the weight of past hurts. When an altercation brings both their wounds to light, they question whether they can trust each other. Once in Jacob's Crossing, Lucy is occupied with caring for Mattie, while Calvin does his best to run his family's farm. But they can't stop thinking about those special hours spent together. Will the bond they formed last? And will Lucy and Calvin be able to put away the pain in their pasts to recognize the happiness that is suddenly in their grasp?
Caregiver Therapy shows you how to take care of yourself as you take care of someone else. It invites you to deepen and enrich your caregiving experience--opening your heart to others and opening your spirit to lessons of love and trust.
Everything you need to know to ensure that your elderly loved one is being properly cared for. People today are not only living longer, they are also living sicker-making aging and caring for elderly loved ones more complicated than ever before. In this extensive guide, caregiver advocate Carolyn Brent outlines a step-by-step process so caregivers know what to do and what to ask in every situation that may arise, including: * Signs that your loved one needs more assistance * What to look for in a retirement home * Caretaking in your own home * How to ensure wills are in order * How to manage difficult family relationships * Ensuring you are getting the help and care you need Brent leaves no stone unturned, provides personal stories and scenarios for context, and includes other references and resources in this complete guide to caregiving.
Being a caregiver can be rewarding but demanding work-and more than 40 million adult children find themselves experiencing the double duty of caring for their elders as they try to carry on a life of their own. The mission of this book is to help caregivers figure out how to look after aging loved ones, provide for other family members, and attend to their own career-without losing themselves in the process. In this supportive, reassuring, and practical guide, Doctor Alexis addresses the most pressing concerns, including such issues as how to: * Get all family members to pitch in * Let go of feelings of guilt * Avoid conflict with an aging loved one * Foster independence in the elderly * Balance the demands on one's own time and resources "I have encountered few people who have the knowledge, experience, and passion that Alexis possesses for serving older persons. Alexis has accomplished a lot and has gained a well-deserved national reputation as an authority on issues affecting older persons." -Horace B. Deets, former executive director of AARP
Those who care for the ailing, whether helping someone recover, grapple with a long-term disability, or face a terminal illness, often feel alone, overwhelmed, exhausted. William and Nancy Martin have worked as counselors, hospice trainers, and Zen guides -- and as caregivers to Nancy's late mother. With empathy and insight, they offer readers solace drawn from the wisdom of the Tao Te Ching. Like the original Chinese text, this book contains eighty-one chapters. Each chapter includes a poem for caregivers, evocative of the verses of the Tao Te Ching, followed by a reflection that presents practical guidance for navigating the emotional and physical hardships of caregiving. The resulting resource gently awakens readers to the grace, growth, and even joy possible at each step along their path.
Most scholars do not consider the long-term nature of caregiving, but rather focus on a specific developmental period (e.g., old age) or a specific disability (e.g., cancer). Yet the most important lessons about caregiving may occur at any age, regardless of disabilities or other limitations. Caregiving is a lifelong process. It begins in a mother's womb, continues throughout the lifespan, and ends after death. Caregiving Across the Lifespan emphasizes caregiving as a process that occurs throughout one's life. It discusses infant care, the developmental needs of children and adolescents, the many caregiving issues in adulthood and mid-life, and finally end-of-life care and bereavement. Key coverage includes: Examining caregiving issues across a developmental perspective. Caregiving from infancy through early childhood through end of life. Mid-life and multigenerational bonds and responsibilities. Caregiver identity in older adults. Family caregiving at the end of life. This must-have volume offers a wealth of insights and ideas for researchers, practitioners, and graduate students across the caregiving fields, including psychology, social work, public health, geriatrics and gerontology, and medicine as well as public and education policy makers.
Assisting someone with Alzheimer's disease or another illness that causes dementia is incredibly demanding and stressful for the family. Like many disabling conditions, Alzheimer's disease leads to difficulty or inability to carry out common activities of daily life, and so family members take over a variety of tasks ranging from managing the person's finances to helping with intimate activities such as bathing and dressing. Key coverage in Caregiving for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders includes: Early diagnosis and family dynamics Emotional needs of caregivers Developmentally appropriate long-term care for people with Alzheimer's Family caregivers as members of the Alzheimer's treatment Team Legal and ethical issues for caregivers Faith and spirituality The economics of caring for individuals with Alzheimer's disease Cultural, racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic issues of minority caregivers Advances in Alzheimer's disease research Caregiving for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders offers a wealth of insights and ideas for researchers, practitioners, and graduate students across the caregiving fields, including psychology, social work, public health, geriatrics and gerontology, and medicine as well as public and education policy makers.
Practical. Easy to read. Comprehensive. Encouraging. Accurate. All of these words describe this indispensable book that belongs in the hands of all family members and other caretakers of people who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias. Dr. Eric Pfeiffer, a physician who has devoted thirty years to patients suffering from all forms of dementia, here distills the wisdom of those years for the benefit of caregivers confronting some of life's most challenging days. Dr. Pfeiffer's genuine compassion and wise advice are certain not only to reduce caregiver stress but also to improve the patient's quality of life. In these pages are specific tips for all stages of caregiving, from the initial realization of the problem through mild, moderate, and severe stages of dementia, and even beyond, when a caregiver begins to resume a full life after the patient's death. Dr. Pfeiffer identifies specific problems and provides practical solutions. He explains the importance of support groups and many other means of dealing with stressful days. For experienced caregivers and those new to the challenges, this book will be a profoundly useful guide to coping successfully.
After the death of her mother, Chloe Cozens finds herself helping Nicky Nelson trace his birth mother, the one who abandoned him, and unravels a mystery in her mother's past in the process.
Mike Shayne battles blackmailers to recover a valuable missing bracelet The picture in the paper shows one of the most beautiful women in Miami wearing nothing more than a negligee. She's in her boudoir, posing for police photographers, pointing to where her emerald bracelet used to be. The bauble is worth $110,000, and whoever took it is either brave, crazy, or stupid, because Laura Peralta's husband is the second most dangerous man in Miami. The most dangerous, of course, is Miami's toughest private detective, Mike Shayne. After 3 weeks, the police have gotten nowhere, and Julio Peralta turns to Shayne. But there's more at stake than a missing bracelet. And for the sake of the lovely Laura, Shayne will have to brave blackmailers, burglars, and a killer with a sense of style. The Careless Corpse is the 41st book in the Mike Shayne Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
Born in 1793, John Clare lived and worked during the Golden Age of British poetry, the time of Shelley, Byron, Keats, and Coleridge. In the grand tradition of English nature writing, he stands alongside Wordsworth as a poet of extraordinary humanity and great spirit. Clare was 18 years old when the first Luddite riots occurred. He was deeply resistant to the first years of England's Enclosure, and he offers a contemporaneous look at what the world was like for those struggling with the impact of the first Industrial Revolution. Uneducated but remarkably well read, Clare was briefly celebrated in London, only to spend his final years in a lunatic asylum. He died in one on May 20, 1864, almost exactly one year before William Butler Yeats was born and the world set out on the path to Modernism.As James Reeves, an early critic and admirer, has said, "The existence of Clare the poet is, of course, a miracle . . . This is its most precious gift. Clare was a happy poet; there is more happiness in his poetry than in that of most others. This was no mere animal contentment of body and senses, but a quiet ecstasy and inward rapture. Such happiness is not to be had except at a price."Tom Pohrt's drawings and watercolors have been widely admired. There are few alive whose sensibility more properly matches Clare's-it's as if Samuel Palmer had taken the commission to illustrate a selection of the peasant poet. Pohrt has himself made the selection of poems from the vast quantity that survived Clare's chaotic life. Robert Hass joins the project to place Clare's work in the larger context of nature poetry in the West. The result is a book sure to please those who know already of Clare's fine poems and those for whom this book will be their exciting introduction.
Amid all the hand-wringing about the loss of community in America these days, here is a book that celebrates the ability of neighborhoods to heal themselves from within. John McKnight shows how competent communities have been invaded and colonized by professionalized services-often with devastating results. Overwhelmed by these social services, the spirit of community falters: families collapse, schools fail, violence spreads, and medical systems spiral out of control. Instead of more or better services, the basis for resolving many of America's social problems is the community capacity of the local citizens.
Blake Hastings, a man bent on avenging his father's death and Samantha Walters, a minister's daughter,are brought together by their common belief in the abolitionist cause. What these two go through as they struggle in the Kansas and Missouri territory where good and evil were battling for the very souls of its inhabitants. makes for a page-turner that you just can't put down.
For fans of New York Times bestselling authors E. L. James, Sylvia Day, and J. Kenner comes the sixth part of international bestselling author Marina Anderson's erotic series The Dining Club.Part Six: CaressGrace is starting to question her place in her breathtaking lover David's life. While her erotic challenges at the Dining Club have brought her and David closer together, lately his heated commands feel cold and distant, making her fear she'll lose her membership to the Club, as well as David's attentions. Luckily for Grace, handsome Club member Andrew reveals a few details that will help her succeed in the next sexual challenge. Unfortunately, he also reveals information about David that makes her question everything she's ever thought about him-and herself. After learning David's secret, does Grace have a chance at a future with him?(8,000 words)
Lisette Keller was determined to leave and pursue her dream of opening a millinery shop in Chicago--but first she had to find a way to get there! If she could persuade handsome rancher Gil McLoughlin to hire her as a cook on his cattle drive to Abilene, she'd be well on her way, and she'd arrive with money in her pockets to boot! But Lisette hadn't counted on quivering at Gil's first fiery touch or craving the taste of his lips on hers. Whatever her future might hold, Lisette knew she must surrender to the sudden passion that coursed through her whenever Gil gazed into her eyes, savor his ardent caresses, and learn love's deepest secrets in his bold rapturous embrace... all the way to Kansas! HE FOUND WHAT HE NEEDED When a feisty blond minx applied for the job of cook on the long hot trail drive from Texas to Abilene, Gil McLoughlin was tempted--and not because of Gisette's skills over a cookfire. But how could he keep his mind on his longhorns with the curvaceous beauty close by? Those baby-blue eyes would turn a monk to sin, and he was no monk! One kiss from Lisette's pouty, red lips and Gil knew he had to have her. The long hard Chisholm Trail lay ahead, with many a starry night beneath the Texas sky. He'd explore every inch of her velvety softness, coax her into his arms with fiery caresses, then carry her over the threshold of passion in the rapturous heat of his embrace.
"I am Princess Meredith, heir to a throne--if I can stay alive long enough to claim it." After eluding relentless assassination attempts by Prince Cel, her cousin and rival for the Faerie crown, Meredith Gentry, Los Angeles private eye, has a whole new set of problems. To become queen, she must bear a child before Cel can father one of his own. But havoc lies on the horizon: people are dying in mysterious, frightening ways, and suddenly the very existence of the place known as Faerie is at grave risk. So now, while she enjoys the greatest pleasures of her life attempting to conceive a baby with the warriors of her royal guard, she must fend off an ancient evil that could destroy the very fabric of reality. And that's just her day job. . . .From the Paperback edition.
I am Princess Meredith, heir to a throne - if I can stay alive long enough to claim it. My cousin, Prince Cel, is determined to see that I don't. As long as we both live, we are in a race for the crown: Whichever one of us reproduces first gets the throne. So now the men of my royal guard - frightening warriors skilled with blade, spell, and gun - have become my lovers, auditioning with pleasure for the role of future king and father of my child. And they must still protect me from assasination attempts - for unlike most fey, I am part human, and very mortal. All this royal backstabbing makes it difficult for me to pursue my living as a private investigator in Los Angeles, especially since the media made sure the whole world knows the Faerie princess is alive and well in sunny California. Now, in the City of Angels, people are dying in mysterious, frightening ways. What the human police don't realize is that the killer is hunting fey as well. Havoc lies on the horizon; the very existence of the place known as Faerie is at grave risk. So now, while I enjoy the greatest pleasures of my life with my guardians, I must fend off an ancient evil that could destroy the very fabric of reality. And that's just my day job. . .
Author of Bared to You and A Hunger So Wild Sylvia Day takes us into a shadowy underworld, where a powerful angel breaks all the rules by falling for the mortal whose life she's saved... Chained in the dark, Trevor Descansos endures pain and terror as vampires slowly drain the life from him. He finds mercy in Sentinel Siobhán, a beautiful avenging angel with lethal wings. She draws Trevor from the depths of hell, wrapping him in the softness of the same feathers that she wielded like blades to cut down his tormentors. Ageless and eternal, Siobhán has seen too much to be surprised by anything, but the mortal she finds in the pit of a vampire den shakes her to the core. Broken and near death, his ravaged masculine beauty stirs the heart she hadn't realized she possessed. Though she's tasked with eradicating the vampire disease sweeping across her world, she nurses Trevor back to health, healing him even as he awakens a forbidden longing. But the true test has yet to come. Siobhán faces an even darker fate than Trevor's, as she falls from grace into mortal love... Includes a preview of the next Renegade Angels novel, A Hunger So Wild
The author of Shards of Hope and Shield of Winter presents a Psy/Changeling novel in which two people who know evil intimately must unlock the good within their icy hearts...As an Arrow, an elite soldier in the Psy Council ranks, Judd Lauren was forced to do terrible things in the name of his people. Now a defector, his dark abilities have made him the most deadly of assassins--cold, pitiless, unfeeling. Until he meets Brenna...Brenna Shane Kincaid was an innocent before she was abducted--and had her mind violated--by a serial killer. Her sense of evil runs so deep, she fears she could become a killer herself. Then the first dead body is found, victim of a familiar madness. Judd is her only hope, yet her sensual changeling side rebels against the inhuman chill of his personality, even as desire explodes between them. Shocking and raw, their passion is a danger that threatens not only their hearts, but their very lives..."The alpha author of paranormal romance."--Booklist
Brenna, a she-wolf Psy, was abducted by a serial killer-and returned a monster. The only person who can help her is Judd, a telekinetic and Council defector. But the passion burning between them could push them both over the edge of sanity.
Book three in the Psy-Changelings series. Brenna, a she-wolf Psy, was abducted by a serial killer -- and returned a monster. The only person who can help her is Judd, a telekinetic and Council defector. But the passion burning between them could push them both over the edge of sanity.