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A compassionate look into managing anxiety disorders, simple phobias, panic disorders, and agoraphobia, Embracing the Fear offers effective techniques in visualization, meditation, and inner-dialogue. The book and audiocassette (sold separately) help us accept and change panic and avoidance responses, and assist us in identifying anxiety triggers.
A compassionate look into managing anxiety disorders, simple phobias, panic disorders, and agoraphobia, Embracing the Fear offers effective techniques in visualization, meditation, and inner-dialogue. This book helps us accept and change panic and avoidance responses, and assists us in identifying anxiety triggers.
In a world of nonstop digital communication, it can be hard to hear the voice of God. What fans of Pastor Taffi Dollar already know--and what you will soon discover--is that we are never far away from His Grace. Embracing the Love God Wants You to Have is a powerful and practical guide to transforming our lives by nurturing our relationship with God first, then ourselves, and then others.In this treasured read, Taffi Dollar enlightens us on why it's not selfish to love ourselves because God loves us first, and always will. She teaches that it's normal to make mistakes, endure disappointments, and experience heartbreak. But through it all we can embrace God's love by the power of His Word. Drawing from her own life and marriage as well as from the wisdom she derives from ministering to hundreds of thousands of women, she counsels with warmth and compassion, offering solutions, suggestions, and the reminder that God's love is an ever-present wellspring of second, third, and fourth chances. Love is the most powerful gift we can give and the most enduring gift we will ever receive. Embracing the Love God Wants You to Have reminds us that our relationship with God is a love story, one that begins with opening our hearts and then sharing all of our light and love with the world.
Unfortunately, in today's world many people fail to experience the freedom and healing power of God's grace. Even Christians too often experience judgement, rather than the love that is the vital essence of Christian life. A visionary guide in the spirit of Celebration of Discipline, Embracing the Love of God calls Christians back to the basics -- to understanding the promise of God's love to transform our most important relationships and fulfill our deepest spiritual needs.Here James Bryan Smith launches readers on a revitalizing spiritual journey. He distills the basic principles of Christian love and provides a new model for relationship with God, self, and others that is based not on fear and judgement, but rather on acceptance and care. Smith's moving insights illuminate the gentle nature of God's love and teach readers how to continue on the path of love by embracing it day by day. For both new Christians and those desiring renewal, Embracing the Love of God offers hope, peace, and guidance for spiritual growth.
What is it like to live with disabilities no one can see? Readers will find out in this honest and gripping narrative of one woman's life with hidden disabilities--including learning disabilities, ADHD, and bipolar disorder. Yet this is more than just her story of battling adversity and coming out a winner.
Owner of "the most remarkable mind on the planet," (according to Entertainment Weekly) Daniel Tammet captivated readers and won worldwide critical acclaim with the 2007 New York Times bestselling memoir, Born On A Blue Day, and its vivid depiction of a life with autistic savant syndrome. In his fascinating new book, he writes with characteristic clarity and personal awareness as he sheds light on the mysteries of savants' incredible mental abilities, and our own.
A guided approach to using college writing for everyone's learningFaculty in every discipline are increasingly pressured to include major writing components as part of their courses. Unfortunately, as author and English professor Gary R. Hafer explains, college and university educators often have little training in the use of writing in the classroom. Embracing Writing elucidates the principles of academic writing and shows instructors how to integrate writing with course content, blending them to enhance and deepen the higher education learning process.Scholarly writing is a central part of the academic experience and, when used effectively, can be an outstanding pedagogical tool. The creative approach in Embracing Writing will have you looking at writing in a whole new way. Not only will your students appreciate the honest, nurturing, and fun writing assignments, but your own writing will improve as well. This is not a rulebook for writers, but a guided approach to viewing writing and content as one indivisible whole. Embracing Writing will help you:Engage students in writing assignments that actually help them develop their writing abilityUnderstand what makes good collegiate writing and how it can aid in content discoveryDiscover new pathways for your own writing so writing for publication and the classroom is enjoyable againDevelop a writing pedagogy that doesn't detract from core course content deliveryThere often is a disconnect between administrative demands for in-course writing and the inadequate training resources available to faculty members. Because most of us aren't trained as writers, we need a meaningful way to connect writing to our areas of expertise. Embracing Writing provides that connection.
Hal and Sidra Stone are the creators of "Voice Dialogue" process, a therapy that transforms the inner critic from crippling adversary to productive ally.The inner critic. It whispers, whines, and needles us into place. It checks our thoughts, controls our behavior, and inhibits action. It thinks it is protecting us from being disliked, hurt, or abandoned. Instead, the critical inner voice causes shame, anxiety, depression, exhaustion, and low-self-esteem. It acts as a powerful saboteur of our intimate relationships and is a major contributor to drug and alcohol abuse.Through examples and exercises, the Stones show us how to recognize the critic, how to avoid or minimize "critic attacks," and, most important, how the inner critic can become asn intelligent, perceptive, and supportive partner in life.
Grow in intimacy with God through in-depth Bible study. Women of Faith, renowned for its unique combination of personality and truth, offers fresh new messages in four new topical study guides in the popular Women of Faith Study Guide Series. Each study guide, teeming with insights and quotes from the conference speakers, provides 12 weeks of Bible study and a leader's guide for small groups. Embracing Your Strengths: Who Am I in God's Eyes (And What Am I Supposed to Do About It?) uses Scripture to address issues such as: Recognizing your strengths and spiritual gifts Knowing more fully who you are How to embrace those strengths How to put those strengths to use for yourself and for the Lord
A book that is guaranteed to raise eyebrows, The Embroidered Couch is the first English translation of an erotic novel originally published in the early 17th century, attributed to Lu Tiancheng (b. 1580). Regarded as a notorious classic in Chinese literature, it has long been banned in China, and never been available in English.
Now in ebook for the first time ever! Embroidery empress Jenny Hart taught her legion of fans the basics with the best-selling Stitch-It Kit and Sublime Stitching. Now, for the first time ever in digital format, she takes stitchers one step further with instructions and diagrams for more than 35 stitches. This very special ebook includes the text from the print version, plus instructions for how to print the patterns and iron-on transfers. With lots of project photos for guidance, even beginners can learn how to stitch faux tattoos on their shirt sleeves, cheeky fan dancers on their shower curtains, and many more fun projects.
After her friend Godwin has a nasty quarrel with his significant other, John, Betsy Devonshire finds herself with a roommate. But heartbreak turns to grief when Betsy and Godwin discover John dead in his home, and Godwin is arrested for the murder. Betsy sets out to prove him innocent, and finds that John had some dishonest dealings that made him a lot of money--and a lot of enemies. Now Betsy has to untangle a cat's cradle of lies if she's going to save Godwin...before the murderer decides to cut off all the loose ends for good.
Embroideries gathers together many of the women in Marjane Satrapi's life - her beloved grandmother, her mother, an eccentric aunt, their friends and neighbours - for an afternoon of tea-drinking and talking. And as is only to be expected when a group of women reunite around cups of tea, the subjects turn to love, sex and the vagaries of men - in this case, Iranian men. As the afternoon progresses, these colourful women share their secrets about, among other things: how to fake your virginity, how to escape the husband your family has chosen for you, how to enjoy the miracles of plastic surgery and how to take advantage of being someone's mistress. By turns revealing and hilarious, these are stories about the lengths to which some women will go to find a man, to keep a man, or just to keep up appearances. We also witness tearful confessions and heavy-hearted tales of regret and betrayal, of unhappy marriages and of young women forced or choosing to marry for all the wrong reasons. And though love is mostly to blame, there's no missing the message that much of their suffering is due to a culture that prizes men above women and makes a woman's worth dependent on her virginity. Full of surprises, this introduction to the private lives of some very interesting ordinary women also demonstrates brilliantly how much women the world over have in common.
George (jurisprudence and American ideals and institutions, Princeton U. ) is a member of the President's Council on Bioethics, so readers who think that august body is benefiting the world may be interested to learn about the murk its house is built on. He and Tollefsen (philosophy, U. of South Carolina) clearly have no competence to discuss the biology of human development or the theology of life and death. That is just fine, however, because their argument is all about politics and power. Annotati...
Embryogenesis is an unusual book in that it brings together a highly illustrated, practical embryology book in simple language, perfect for health practitioners, with a fascinating read on the history and philosophy of biological science. It discusses the various stages of embryonic development (meiosis, fertilization, blastula development, and gastrulation, and then the embryology of each of the human organs and organ systems in detail). It puts each of them in context, both in terms of its phylogeny: the evolutionary trajectory of cell-organized systems on Earth, and its ontogeny: the formation of individual organisms in the modern world. There are 24 color plates, many of them commissioned uniquely for this volume, and several hundred black and white illustrations. The book is 950 pages hardcover, 8-1/2 by 10.Chapters include: The Original Earth; The Materials of Life; The First Beings; The Cell; The Genetic Code; Sperm and Egg; Fertilization; The Blastula; Gastrulation; Morphogenesis; Biological Fields; Chaos, Fractals, and Deep Structure; Ontogeny and Phylogeny; and Biotechnology. The Origin of the Nervous System; The Evolution of Intelligence; Neurulation and the Human Brain; Organogenesis; The Musculoskeletal and Hematopoietic Systems; Mind; The Origin of Sexuality and Gender. Healing; Transsexuality, Intersexuality, and the Cultural Basis of Gender; Self and Desire; Cosmogenesis and Mortality
Why is the universe conscious? What kindles mind inside matter? Why do fundamentalist sciences and religions never ask these questions? This sequel to Embryogenesis deals with the theoretical issues brought up by Embryogenesis, including: the relationship between thermodynamics/entropy and the emergence of life; a speculative set of embryogenic principles for all creatures on all planets in the cosmos; an explanation and critique of Intelligent Design and a proposal for a more dynamic psychospiritual theory of creature development; a series of alternatives to genetic determinism; a discussion of the relationship between consciousness and matter; an interjection of 9/11 (which occurred during the writing of this book); and many other topics. Chapters include: What is Life?: Evolution, Thermodynamics, and Complexity; Is There a Plan?: Creationism, Cultural Relativism, and Paraphysics; Biogenesis and Cosmogenesis: Cells, Genes, and Planets; The Principles of Biological Design: Physical Forces in Nature; The Dynamics of the Biosphere: Deep Time and Space; The Limits of Genetic Determinism: Dimensionless Epigenetic Landscapes; Topokinesis: Physical Forces in Development; Tissue Motifs and Body Plans: Coordinating Form; The Primordial Field: Metabiology and The Molecular Apparatus; Meaning and Destiny: The Relation of Consciousness to Matter
Fleeing from her mob-connected ex-husband, Carol, a young writer, seeks refuge with her aunt, a reclusive former movie star whose fortresslike mansion overlooks the opulence of Palm Springs. As Carol begins research for a biography of her famous aunt, she is drawn into an old Hollywood scandal that menaces many lives.
Bracken, the Bradmans' cat, has given birth to nine adorable kittens. Nine very different personalities each need very special homes. Can the Bradmans be sure they've found the right owners?
Kate, Michael, and Emma have been in one orphanage after another for the last ten years, passed along like lost baggage.Yet these unwanted children are more remarkable than they could possibly imagine. Ripped from their parents as babies, they are being protected from a horrible evil of devastating power, an evil they know nothing about.Until now.Before long, Kate, Michael, and Emma are on a journey to dangerous and secret corners of the world...a journey of allies and enemies, of magic and mayhem. And--if an ancient prophesy is correct--what they do can change history, and it is up to them to set things right.The Emerald Atlas brims with humor and action as it charts Kate, Michael, and Emma's extraordinary adventures through an unforgettable, enchanted world.From the Hardcover edition.
In this second book of The Adventures of Sophie Mouse, Sophie and her friend Hattie Frog go on a daring adventure through the woods in search of some special art supplies!In the second book in The Adventures of Sophie Mouse, Sophie learns about some special emerald berries that will make the most perfect color for a painting she wants to do! But the seamstress who's using the berries tells Sophie that they can only be found in one part of the forest: Weedsnag Way. Though that's far from home, and a little scary, Sophie convinces her best friend, Hattie Frog, that they will be fine. But all is not quite fine, and the girls get lost along the way! Thanks to the help of a squirrel who disappeared from Pine Needle Grove years ago, Sophie and Hattie find the emerald berries...and their way home! With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Adventures of Sophie Mouse chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.
After a friend's untimely death, Martise St. James journeys to the brooding Scottish castle of the late Mrs. Creegan to find her mystifying widower. Lord Bruce Creegan's presence arouses more than just Martise's suspicions. Original.
Most women found Slade McClintoch irresistibly attractive, with his dark charisma and hardmuscled physique. But Brionny Stuart vowed she wasn't one of them. If anything, she had always been turned off by Slade's arrogant sort! So why couldn't she forget how skillfully Slade had tried to seduce her? She must concentrate on taking the Eye, an ancient, legendary, Inca emerald, back from Peru to New York!However, her expedition went tragically wrong, and suddenly Brionny, the cool, city girl, was at the mercy of the steaming jungle...and Slade. Would he help her back to civilization, or tempt her into making fierce, primitive love...?
15 new fantasy stories by talented, award winning, popular authors edited by Andrew M Greeley. Diane Duane humorously writes about how the murder of leprechauns in modern Dublin is halted. Tanith Lee's muse, a Speir-Bhan, helps a musician rid the land of 3 beautiful Goth women who are murderous shape shifters. Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple describe a violent pub brawl where the combatants are the Fair Folk. Judith Tarr's lonely hermit finds romance as he rescues the magic folk from extinction. Elizabeth Haydon's Merrow, a mermaid, is a loving wife and mother who rescues her son from starvation during the potato famine. Disrespecting The Butter Spirit almost results in broken hearts and a lost soul in Charles De Lint's suspenseful story. Ray Bradbury creates a beautiful but deadly banshee. Andrew Greeley's Faeries could be angels who prefer Ireland to heaven. Jane Lindskold offers a unique take on the love of a famous poet's life. Fred Saberhagen concocts a shocking blend of vampires and literature. Peter Tremayne's characters pay a chilling price for their chance to be discovered in the music world. Cecilia Dart-Thornton's hero gains love in the land of eternal youth, but can he keep it? L. E. Modesitt, Jr. weaves Irish magic together with interstellar flight. Jacqueline Carey's heroes decide between remaining with their beautiful lovers and continuing their quest for revenge. A stray cat is the salvation of a lonely little girl in the final story by Morgan Llywelyn. Readers may find other titles to try in the short biographies of the authors given at the end of the book.
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