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RELAX - You May Only Have a Few Minutes Left: Using The Power Of Humor To Overcome Stress In Your Life And Work

by Loretta Laroche

Loretta LaRoche has been called "the Erma Bombeck of stress reduction"—and in the helpful and hilarious pages of this entertaining book, her enormous talent for finding the funny detail to defuse even the most difficult situation has never been sharper. Relax—You May Only Have a Few Minutes Left is filled with practical exercises, hilarious anecdotes, and specific advice for coming to terms with today’s ever-increasing stress levels—it’s a remedy for anxiety and a prescription for laughter. In sections such as "If You Don’t Have to Suffer—Don’t Practice," "My Mother the CEO," and "I’m Not Afraid of Heights, Just Widths," Loretta dismantles our American predilection for taking ourselves too seriously and shows us how to live longer, happier lives using the healing power of the absurd.

The Book On Writing: The Ultimate Guide To Writing Well

by Paula Larocque

You're going to love the way Paula LaRocque teaches in The Book on Writing. A celebrated writing coach with a sense of humor and a gentle touch, she's also a master writer herself with a long and distinguished career in both teaching and practicing the art of writing. The Book on Writing contains 25 chapters in three sections: A dozen essential but easy-to-apply guidelines to good writing, from the importance of clarity to the value of a conversational tone. Paula LaRocque believes learning is easier and more successful when we are not only told but also shown. So her Book on Writing is chockfull of actual writing examples that supplement and illustrate principles that apply as naturally to fiction as they do to nonfiction. How to tell a story from building suspense, to effective description, to the uses of metaphor and literary devices. Paula LaRocque also deals with the narrative engine and the value of the archetype in plotting and characterization as well as with pace and speed and leveling what she terms the speedbumps in writing. A clear and concise handbook that deals with common problems in grammar, usage, punctuation, and style'the kind of problems that often trouble even wordsmiths. The handbook also debunks pesky language rules that are actually myths. The Book on Writing is one-stop shopping for writers. Read it once, and you'll be a better writer. Read it often, and you'll be among the best.

Adult Critical Care Medicine: A Clinical Casebook

by Jennifer A. LaRosa

This clinical casebook provides a comprehensive yet concise state-of-the-art review of adult critical care medicine. Presented in a case-based format, each case focuses on a scenario commonly encountered with an adult patient in the ICU. Case scenarios include management of seizures and acute intracranial hypertension, sepsis, liver failure, brain death, bleeding and thrombosis, and treating hospital acquired infections in the ICU. Written by experts in the field, Adult Critical Care Medicine: A Clinical Casebook is a valuable resource for critical care specialists and practitioners who treat adult patients in critical care settings.

Sent [Large Print]

by Justin Larosa Jorge Acevedo Jacob Armstrong Lanecia Rouse Rachel Billups

As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them . . . --John 17:18 God sent Christ at Christmas. In turn, Christ sends us into the world to be his hands and feet, head and heart. Dynamic pastor Jorge Acevedo leads us on a 5-week Advent journey to discover how, where, and why we are sent. Joining him on the journey are four young clergy including Jacob Armstrong, Rachel Billups, Justin LaRosa, and Lanecia Rouse, who challenge us through story, art, and Bible study.

Tacoma Confidential

by Paul Larosa

Gig Harbor, Washington, a quiet Tacoma suburb, knew little of tragedy and scandal-until April 26, 2003. On that day, David Brame, distraught over his impending divorce, shot his wife to death in a busy public parking lot. Then, with the couple's two children only feet away, he turned the gun on himself. It was a horrific event, but Tacoma residents had special reason to be shocked. Brame was, after all, the chief of police. But as the investigation unfolded, a bizarre and depraved side of Brame and his marriage came to light. Here, in chilling detail, is the full story of one of Gig Harbor's most violent and disturbing crimes.

National Legal Systems and Globalization

by Pierre Larouche Péter Cserne

This book presents the results of research project financed by the Hague Institute for the Internationalization of Law (HiiL) and carried out at the Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) of Tilburg University. The project team shows that globalization, instead of threatening national legal systems, put them in a new role and gives them continuing relevance. First of all, once one takes a more functional view of the law, based on law and economics and comparative law literature, harmonization or unification of national legal systems is no longer a foregone conclusion. Secondly, fundamental constitutional principles continue to bear in the era of multi-level and transnational governance: they become governance principles, divorced from specific institutional settings. Finally, looking beyond regulatory competition and comparative law, legal emulation provides a rich and fruitful model to explain the interplay between legal systems. This book explores these three themes, both at a theoretical level and in the light of specific examples.

A Second Chance at Heaven: My Surprising Journey Through Hell, Heaven, and Back to Life

by Tamara Laroux

As her body lay dying, her spirit began to travelAs a troubled teenager, Tamara Laroux saw no way out.Desperate for her pain to end, crying out to God for forgiveness, Tamara does the unthinkable and embarks on a supernatural journey that will forever change the way she views God and the value of life on earth. As she plummets from her body to a place of vast darkness, torment, and agony, Tamara’s senses become heightened. She instantly realizes the finality of her rash decision. As she mulls this terrible new reality, she begs God to save her.What she experiences on the other side shocks and surprises her, but the unfailing love of God ultimately delivers her from an unwelcome fate.A Second Chance at Heaven is a remarkable memoir of the afterlife that will challenge each of us to ponder the reality of heaven and hell. Her supernatural experience convinces Tamara that the only knowledge that matters in this life is that Jesus Christ is Lord.Since then, Tamara has embarked on a wonderful journey of faith, walking with the Lord and receiving the inner healing from loneliness and rejection she so desperately needed. The love of Christ delivered her that day and the same love motivates her to share the gospel to this day.A Second Chance at Heaven is an unforgettable account of one young woman’s encounter with the Lord of Life.

A Second Chance at Heaven: My Surprising Journey Through Hell, Heaven, and Back to Life

by Tamara Laroux

As her body lay dying, her spirit began to travelA Second Chance at Heaven is an unforgettable account of one young woman’s encounter with the Lord of Life. A visceral account of one woman’s journey to hell and backAn ideal resource for parents looking to help a teen struggling with depression and suicideSupernatural experience perfect for fans of “Heaven is For Real” and “90 Minutes in Heaven”As a troubled teenager, Tamara Laroux just wants the pain to go away. Crying out to God for forgiveness, she makes the heart-wrenching decision to end her life. As she plummets from her body to a place of vast darkness, torment, and agony, Tamara instantly realizes the finality of her rash decision and begs God to save her.A Second Chance at Heaven is a remarkable memoir of the afterlife that will challenge each of us to ponder the reality of heaven and hell. Her supernatural experience to hell and back convinces Tamara that the only knowledge that matters in this life is that Jesus is real.

The Private Journal of F.S. Larpent - Vol. II: attached to the head-quarters of Lord Wellington during the Peninsular War, from 1812 to its close (The Private Journal of F.S. Larpent #2)

by Sir George Larpent F. Seymour Larpent

Wellington added a Judge-Advocate-General to his staff in 1812 "to ensure that courts-martial were conducted with proper forms and due appreciation of the validity of evidence - in which the commander-in-chief considered that they had often failed . . . Larpent, who has left an interesting diary of his duties and his personal adventures [he was captured briefly in 1813 but immediately exchanged], discharged the function of this office . . . down to the end of the war" (Oman, Wellington's Army pp. 159-160). "When in the Peninsula, Larpent wrote descriptive letters to his stepmother, Anna Margaretta Larpent. Publication of this important first-hand account of Wellington's headquarters was deferred until after Wellington's death. The letters were edited, with a biographical preface by Larpent's half-brother, Sir George Larpent, first baronet (1786-1855), in 1853 and passed through three editions in the same year" (Oxford DNB).Author -- Larpent, F. Seymour 1776-1845.Editor -- Larpent, George, Sir, 1786-1855.Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in London: R. Bentley, 1853.Original Page Count - 309 pages.

Golden Retrievers

by Brekka Hervey Larrew

Friendliness and a willingness to learn make the golden retriever an outstanding dog breed. Learn about this popular breed's history, its ability to learn, and the care involved when you make one of these beautiful dogs your pet.

The German Invention of Race (SUNY Series, Philosophy and Race)

by Mark Larrimore Sara Eigen

Illuminates the emergence of race as a central concept in philosophy and the social sciences.

The Norse Myths: A Guide to the Gods and Heroes

by Carolyne Larrington

An exhilarating introduction to the vivid, violent, boisterous world of the Norse myths and their cultural legacy—from Tolkien to Game of Thrones The Norse Myths presents the infamous Viking gods, from the mighty Asyr, led by Ó?inn, and the mysterious Vanir, to Thor and the mythological cosmos they inhabit. Passages translated from Old Norse bring this legendary world to life, from the myths of creation to ragnarök, the prophesied end of the world at the hands of Loki’s army of monsters and giants, and everything that comes in between: the long and problematic relationship between the gods and the giants, the (mis)adventures of human heroes and heroines, with their family feuds, revenges, marriages, and murders; and the interaction between the gods and mortals. Photographs and drawings show a range of Norse sites, objects, and characters, from Viking ship burials to dragons on runestones. Dr. Carolyne Larrington describes the Norse myths’ origins in pre-Christian Scandinavia and Iceland, and their survival in archaeological artifacts and written sources, from Old Norse sagas and poems to the less-approving accounts of medieval Christian writers. She traces their influences into the work of Wagner, William Morris, and J. R. R. Tolkien, and even Game of Thrones in the resurrection of the Fimbulvetr, or “Mighty Winter."

Vegetables First: 120 Vibrant Vegetable-Forward Recipes

by Ricardo Larrivee

120 fresh, flavourful recipes that put vegetables first!Welcome to a celebration of the tastes, textures, colours, and possibilities that vegetables have to offer. These easy-to-follow, triple-tested recipes put vegetables front and centre, and let meat and fish play a supporting role. Discover delicious, bright dishes popping with colour (tomato and ricotta tartlets), full of comfort (squash and roasted vegetable lasagne), and ready to celebrate (Beauty and the Beet cocktail). With each recipe, Ricardo reinvents what vegetables can mean for the modern family, and always stays true to his philospophy: eat together, keep it simple, and make it tasty.

Deep Waters (Zac Power #2)

by H. I. Larry

Mission: Locate Secret Enemy Submarine. Enemy: Captain Stewart. Featured Gadget: Amphibious Submersible. Danger Rating: 3.7. Zac Power is about to embark on his first solo mission finally!

Poison Island (Zac Power #1)

by H. I. Larry

For boys who like spies, secret assignments, codes, and plenty of action, this exciting new chapter-book series by the creator of Go Girl! stars Zac Power, a young secret agent who comes from a family of spies.

Git-R-Done

by Larry the Cable Guy

Just seein' all the ZZ Top-lookin' folks drinkin' beer, havin' a good time, and not givin' a darn is awesome. And that's just the women! Dieting: I once went on the "liquid diet." I was supposed to drink nothin' but liquids for a week. But I got so drunk and sick of that Jim Beam and Coke, I'll never drink it again. Why his catchphrase "git-r-done" is better than other catchphrases: Ya can't be at a ball game with two outs in the ninth inning and yell to the pitcher "Bounty is the quicker picker-upper!!" It makes no sense. But you could yell "Git-r-done" and everyone would know what you meant. The red state-blue state divide: Is Dr. Seuss runnin' the government? Larry's mom on Larry's book: "There's really not much I can say here except for I apologize to everyone ahead of time for the crap you are about to read." -Larry's mom

Participation in Community Work: International Perspectives

by Anne Karin Larsen Vishanthie Sewpaul Grete Oline Hole

Participation is a key community work method and this text, written by an international selection of authors, covers innovative approaches in community based education and practice. Including real-life case studies of participatory practice, it offers new definitions of community work, organisation and development and will challenge and inspire all those involved in community work practice and research. Divided into four parts, Participation in Community Work begins by exploring theoretical aspects of participation and the co-construction of knowledge, including the ethics of participation. The second part focuses on the potential of participatory learning and action research, with chapters presenting key techniques followed by case studies. The third part looks at power and participation, addressing issues of inclusivity, capacity and democracy-building and giving examples from a range of research and field projects. Finally, the fourth part begins the discussion of new and emerging challenges for community work globally. This unique book is suitable for students, researchers and practitioners interested in participation and community development from a range of disciplines, including community work itself through social work and youth work to health promotion.

Our Origins: Discovering Physical Anthropology (Third Edition)

by Clark Spencer Larsen

The Third Edition now includes an update to the evolutionary primate taxonomy and even more tools to help students grasp the major concepts in physical anthropology--including new, photorealistic art.

Liftoff: Start and Sustain Successful Agile Teams

by Diana Larsen Ainsley Nies

Ready, set, liftoff! Align your team to one purpose: successful delivery. Learn new insights and techniques for starting projects and teams the right way, with expanded concepts for planning, organizing, and conducting liftoff meetings. Real-life stories illustrate how others have effectively started (or restarted) their teams and projects. Master coaches Diana Larsen and Ainsley Nies have successfully "lifted off" numerous agile projects worldwide. Are you ready for success?Every team needs a great start. If you're a business or product leader, team coach or agile practice lead, project or program manager, you'll gain strategic and tactical benefits from liftoffs.Discover new step-by-step instructions and techniques for boosting team performance in this second edition of Liftoft. Concrete examples from our practices show you how to get everyone on the same page from the start as you form the team. You'll find pointers for refocusing an effort that's gone off in the weeds, and practices for working with teams as complex systems. See how to scale liftoffs for multiple teams across the enterprise, address the three key elements for collaborative team chartering, establish the optimal conditions for learning and improvement, and apply the GEFN (Good Enough for Now) rule for efficient liftoffs. Throughout the book are stories from real-life teams lifting off, as seasoned coaches describe their experiences with liftoffs and agile team chartering.Focused conversations help the team align, form, and build enough trust for collaborating. You'll build a common understanding of the teams' context within business goals. Every liftoff is unique, but success is common!

Destination Joy: Moving Beyond Fear. Loss, and Trauma in Recovery.

by Earnie Larsen

Whether you've hit an obstacle in your recovery from addiction, you're experiencing periodic relapse, or you're simply longing for something more, here is a true and certain guide to living more abundantly in recovery.With Destination Joy, best-loved author Earnie Larsen provides friendly and expert roadside assistance to weary travelers on recovery's path. Whether you've hit an obstacle in your recovery from addiction, you're experiencing periodic relapse, or you're simply longing for something more, here is a true and certain guide to living more abundantly in recovery. In sharing many different stories of recovering people and the various paths they have taken, Larsen explores ways you can bring greater love, acceptance, and belonging into your life.

Stage II Recovery

by Earnie Larsen

Sustained abstinence from an addiction is only the first stage of recovery; real recovery begins with Stage II--the rebuilding of the life that was saved in Stage I.

Now That You're Sober: Week-by-Week Guidance from Your Recovery Coach

by Earnie Larsen Carol Larsen Hegarty

In this portable recovery aftercare program, Earnie Larsen coaches readers through one full year of sobriety with personal, practical, actionable steps to help them refocus on the core concepts that are essential to sober living.Make no mistake about the intention of the guidance offered in this book. This is not just another "nice recovery book"--one that you read and then put aside, hopefully taking away a few good thoughts. My intention is that the material offered here should be chewed, pulled apart, scrutinized, and internalized. This book is designed to be worked. It is intended to provide support, insights, and exercises that will do something about the high relapse rate of people starting recovery.>-Earnie Larsen, From the introduction In this invaluable guide, renowned author and lecturer Earnie Larsen brings you a portable recovery aftercare program that you can easily integrate into your personal life ?and take with you anywhere you go.Now That You're Sober is an all-purpose, year-long compendium of recovery wisdom and inspiration to help those who are newly sober focus on practical applications of Twelve Step principles. Like a traditional aftercare program, it is designed to keep the basics of recovery front and center in your consciousness, as it is the loss of this awareness that causes relapse. In his characteristic down-to-earth, tell-it-like-it-is style, Larsen serves as your recovery coach, providing guidance and inspiration when you feel vulnerable in your sobriety, and helping you to move past common stumbling blocks and flourish in your daily life. Each of his fifty-two entries includes a motivational essay, or pep talk, centered on a key element of recovery, followed by personal, practical, actionable steps to help you refocus on the concepts and behaviors that are essential in a recovering person's life.Earnie Larsen is a nationally known pioneer in the field of recovery from addictive and unwanted behaviors. He has authored and produced more than fifty-five motivational self-help books and resources on a variety of topics ranging from managing interpersonal relationships to spirituality.

On Limited Nuclear War in the 21st Century

by Jeffrey A. Larsen Kerry M. Kartchner

The last two decades have seen a slow but steady increase in nuclear armed states, and in the seemingly less constrained policy goals of some of the newer "rogue" states in the international system. The authors of On Limited Nuclear War in the 21st Century argue that a time may come when one of these states makes the conscious decision that using a nuclear weapon against the United States, its allies, or forward deployed forces in the context of a crisis or a regional conventional conflict may be in its interests. They assert that we are unprepared for these types of limited nuclear wars and that it is urgent we rethink the theory, policy, and implementation of force related to our approaches to this type of engagement. Together they critique Cold War doctrine on limited nuclear war and consider a number of the key concepts that should govern our approach to limited nuclear conflict in the future. These include identifying the factors likely to lead to limited nuclear war, examining the geopolitics of future conflict scenarios that might lead to small-scale nuclear use, and assessing strategies for crisis management and escalation control. Finally, they consider a range of strategies and operational concepts for countering, controlling, or containing limited nuclear war.

Stranger Here

by Jen Larsen

Jen Larsen always thought that if she could only lose some weight, she would be unstoppable. She was convinced that once she found a way to not be fat any more, she would have the perfect existence she’d always dreamed of. When diet after diet failed, she decided to try bariatric surgery, and it worked better than she ever could have dreamed: she lost 180 pounds. As the weight fell away, though, Larsen realized that getting skinny was not the magical cure she thought it would be-and suddenly, she wasn’t sure who she was anymore. Stranger Hereis the brutally honest, surprisingly hilarious story of one woman’s journey from one extreme of the weight spectrum to the other, and of the unexpected emotional chaos it created. Insightful and unsparing in her self-examination, Larsen depicts the exhilarating highs and devastating lows she experienced as a result of her weight loss-the incredible joy of finally beginning to look like the image of herself she’s always carried inside her head, and the crushing pain and confusion of feeling like a stranger in her own body after losing the weight that has always defined her.

Bye, Bye Love: A Cat DeLuca Mystery (Cat DeLuca Mysteries #4)

by K. J. Larsen

Chicago's Pants On Fire Detective Agency targets liars and cheats. But PI Cat DeLuca is once again up to her smokin' skinny jeans in murder. Cat is out running in a neighborhood park when she crashes over the faceless body of Bernie Love. Bernie was the finance guy to the scary Provenza family, with whom he grew up. And friend to Cat's shady, Ferrari-wheeling-cop Uncle Joey. As she hauls out her phone, Cat is assaulted by someone with a Rolex, stun gun, and wheelbarrow. When the cops show up, the killer is gone. And so is the body. Captain Bob, a stickler for habeas corpus, blows off Cat's story. Stung by a chorus of snickers from the Ninth Precinct, home base for DeLuca men, Cat vows to make her case and goes after Rolex man. The murderer, desperate to silence the only person who can place him at the park, comes after Cat. She's quickly on a collision course with the deadliest adversary she's ever encountered-but she has the help of her beagle partner, her gun-happy assistant, an ex-spy (or two), and her outrageous, interfering Italian family. Meanwhile her hot, FBI-boyfriend seems sidelined in Vegas. In Bye, Bye, Love, K.J. Larsen delivers another nail-biting tale rife with unexpected plot twists, zany characters, fabulous food, and laugh-out-loud humor.

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