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The baker makes his daughter Bambolona work extremely hard. She asks Strega Nona (Grandma Witch) for advice, and Strega Nona offers to teach her magic. Bambolona is thrilled, but Strega Nona's helper, Big Anthony, is not. He disguises himself as a girl so he can learn magic too...
Strength in What Remains recounts the remarkable experiences of Deo, a medical student from Burundi who narrowly survived two genocides, first in his own country, then Rwanda. Through sheer fortitude, and the astonishing kindness of strangers, Deo fled to New York. But his ordeal was far from over. He endured daily discrimination in his menial job, and left his first home - a Harlem tenement building - for the greater safety of sleeping rough in Central Park. Again the generosity of those he encountered prevailed. Deo was introduced to a couple who would in time virtually adopt him, and in the coming years he graduated from Colombia, obtained US citizenship and returned to Burundi to pursue his dream of founding a clinic. In this powerful book, Tracy Kidder brings to light the universality of the human condition through Deo's extraordinary story of suffering and survival.
Thomas Jefferson's conviction that the health of the nation's democracy would depend on the existence of an informed citizenry has been a cornerstone of our political culture since the inception of the American republic. Even today's debates over education reform and the need to be competitive in a technologically advanced, global economy are rooted in the idea that the education of rising generations is crucial to the nation's future. In this book, Richard Brown traces the development of the ideal of an informed citizenry in the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries and assesses its continuing influence and changing meaning. Although the concept had some antecedents in Europe, the full articulation of the ideal relationship between citizenship and knowledge came during the era of the American Revolution. The founding fathers believed that the First Amendment's guarantee of freedom of the press, religion, speech, and assembly would foster an informed citizenry. According to Brown, many of the fundamental institutions of American democracy and society, including political parties, public education, the media, and even the postal system, have enjoyed wide government support precisely because they have been identified as vital for the creation and maintenance of an informed populace.
Strength Training Bible for Men: The Complete Guide to Lifting Weights for Power, Strength & Performanceby David Kirschen William Smith
The all-in-one guide to building strength and power!Guided instructional videos, community, and expert support for this book available at GetFitNow.com and on Facebook at GetFitNowdotcom! Experts agree the fastest and most effective way to build strength and increase muscle mass is to lift weights. Written by top strength training professionals, Strength Training Bible is the comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to mastering the basics of weight lifting and barbell training. Divided by fitness levels, Strength Training Bible shows you how to craft powerful workouts that are tailored to your unique goals. Designed to minimize risk and maximize results, the Strength Training Bible program combines the best elements of strength training and weight lifting in a program you can do at home or in the gym. With the Strength Training Bible program you will:- Build muscle and definition - Increase endurance and energy - Achieve perfect form with detailed, step-by-step exercise instructions - Turn your home work space or garage into a fully functional weight room - Reach long-time fitness goals and maintain definition year-round - Get the body you've always wanted--in record time! Stop looking for the "perfect program" and start working towards your goals with an exercise regimen created to help you reach the next level in physical fitness. It's time to take the first step towards your physical peak with Strength Training Bible!From the Trade Paperback edition.
Strength Training for Women: Training Programs, Food, and Motivation for a Stronger, More Beautiful Bodyby Olga Rönnberg Andreas Lundberg
Sculpt and tone your body with fitness training programs and wholesome recipes worthy of the woman you are!Desk-bound nine-to-five jobs, childbirth, and household duties are tough on a woman's body, which is why strength training is so important for the modern-day woman. As she juggles multiple tasks throughout the day, a woman must also take time out for herself to strengthen her body physically, as well as from the inside out.Easy to follow and accompanied by step-by-step photographs, the training programs in Strength Training for Women, which are suitable for women of varying skill levels, will have you perspiring, aching, and then enjoying the results. Follow a three-stage model that begins with basic strength training for each major muscle group, followed by trainings to develop your minor muscles, and finally a program to burn off the remaining excess fat, revealing a new, healthy, wonderfully toned you.A full supplementary chapter on food will also educate you on what you should eat and when, providing a weekly eating schedule and some of Olga Rönnberg's healthiest and most delicious recipes. Watch as your muscles and skeleton become stronger, resulting in a stronger, healthier, and more beautiful body fit for the woman you are!
Why are we feeling so depleted when God has promised us strength equal to our days? Pastor Robert Morgan leads a busy life as a pastor and is also a multitasking caregiver to his disabled wife. Most days he feels exhausted, yet over time God has shown him how to build himself up when he's worn himself out. He has learned to fully embrace Psalm 84, as he moves from strength to strength. The valleys and the weaknesses are inevitable. Our task is to embrace these as we wait for God to take us to our next time of strength. After reviewing the 232 occurrences of the word strength in Scripture, Pastor Robert discovered twelve clear passages that drop anchor in God's Sea of Strength. Among the kinds of strength available to every believer are: Lifelong Strength: your strength will equal your days (Deuteronomy 33:25) Lasting Strength: they go from strength to strength (Psalm 84:5-7) Imparted Strength: the eyes of The Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him (2 Chronicles 16:9) Joyful Strength: the joy of The Lord is your strength (Nehemiah 8:10) Timely Strength: God is our refuge and strength (Psalm 46:1) Tranquil Strength: in quietness and trust is your strength (Isaiah 30:15) Renewed Strength: those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength (Isaiah 40:31) Recurring Strength: the Lord will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden (Isaiah 58:11) Durable Strength: the Sovereign Lord is my strength; He makes my feet like the feet of a deer, He enables me to tread on the heights (Habakkuk 3:19) Unwavering Strength: Abraham did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God (Romans 4:20) Innermost Strength: I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being (Ephesians 3:16) Riveting Strength: I can do all this through Him who gives me strength (Philippians 4:13)
In this widely used course text and practitioner resource, Froma Walsh provides a state-of-the-art framework for understanding resilience in families and how to foster it. Illuminating the complex interplay of biopsychosocial influences in risk and resilience, she identifies key transactional processes that enable struggling families to grow stronger and more resourceful. Case illustrations demonstrate Walsh's collaborative approach with diverse families facing a wide range of crisis situations and chronic multistress challenges. The book features practice principles, tools, and guidelines, as well as programmatic applications. New to This Edition *Incorporates the latest practice advances and resilience research. *Chapter on assessment tools and strategies. *Chapter on disruptive transitions across the family life cycle. *Expanded coverage of war-related and collective trauma.
Presenting a compelling alternative to the traditional medical approach, The Strengths Model demonstrates an evidence-based approach to helping people with a psychiatric disability identify and achieve meaningful and important life goals. Since the first edition of this classic textbookappeared, the strengths model has matured into a robust vision of mental health services. Both a philosophy of practice and a specific set of tools and methods, the strengths model is designed to facilitate a recovery-oriented partnership between client and practitioner. This completely revisededition charts the evolution of the strengths model, reviews the empirical support behind it, and illustrates the techniques and values that guide its application. Features new to this edition:* An extensive update of the strengths literature, focusing on recovery as the dominant paradigm in mental health services* Richly drawn case vignettes demonstrating the application of methods* Integration of empirical research and consumers' own experiences* Completely updated strengths assessment and fidelity scales* In-depth discussions and examples guide practitioners from theory to applied practice* Descriptions of how to teach and successfully supervise large-scale implementations of strengths model workFor social workers and other mental health specialists working with clients to move beyond the disabling effects of mental illness to a life filled with meaning, purpose, and identity, this remains the crucial text.
A book about working in counseling and case management with the mentally ill
This book helps readers discover their distinct talents and strengths and how they can be translated into personal and career successes.
Are oral disorders only an issue for dentists? The answer is no. If your patients complain of pain and/or discomfort, if some are diagnosed as suffering from migraines, fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue, and if classical therapies have remained ineffective, this book could help in your daily practice. When it comes to the complex pathology called Temporo-Mandibular Disorders (TMD) most specialists favour a multidisciplinary approach and treatment of socio-psycho-emotional factors as well as dental, lingual or postural disorders. Yet little is known - from a clinical point of view - about a tricky oral spastic habit called severe teeth clenching. In view of the lack of clinical findings from classical investigations on the subject, it could be considered as the "hidden part of an oral parafunctional iceberg". Neuroscience has been able to shed some light on the multiple connections between trigeminal and non-trigeminal nervous centres, which confirms the significant involvement of the stomatognathic system and trigeminal nerves (V) in both oral as well as non-oral major functions such as eating, breathing, speaking, hearing, and standing ... and also confirms the extensive participation of the paired Vs in the human adaptation process. Too many physicians are still reluctant to admit the pathological responsibilities of the Vs. Therefore their role remains largely underestimated by clinicians. Stress conditions in introverted people cause a parafunctional habit (i.e. severe clenching), which in turn produces trigeminal overstimulation and nociception. Through a process of sensitization this can perturb some non-trigeminal nervous areas, such as the vestibular nuclei and cerebellum (involved in equilibrium). Would you then be willing to accept the possibility that a stressed and introverted patient who clenches hard, durably or frequently may end up suffering from dizziness? If not, this book is not for you. But if you accept the scientific data and clinical facts this book will offer a concrete therapeutic protocol: the Relaxing and Moderating Treatment (RMT), which can greatly help you to familiarize yourself with and neutralize this little known deleterious spastic oral parafunction and its many disconcerting pain-causing and dysfunctional clinical effects. Prepare to be amazed by the results, just as we were!
This is a practical guide for mothers in how best to feed their young children from 0-5 years of age.Full of real life examples from mothers themselves about their difficulties with feeding and what worked for them, it provides reassurance, dispels some of the myths around child feeding, and attempts to dissipate maternal guilt about feeding. Covering the years from pregnancy to primary school, the book will help readers through the most potentially problematic and worrying stages of child feeding with evidence-based solutions to common problems.
Teach Yourself - the world's leading learning brand - is relaunched in 2010 as a multi-platform experience that will keep you motivated to achieve your goals. Let our expert author guide you through this brand new edition, with personal insights, tips, energising self-tests and summaries throughout the book. Go online at www.teachyourself.com for tests, extension articles and a vibrant community of like-minded learners. And if you don't have much time, don't worry - every book gives you 1, 5 and 10-minute bites of learning to get you started.This book helps you spot the all-important signs that will show your child is readyGives you everything you need to prepare you and your child - preparation and confidence is the key to success!* Will help not only you but your child feel fully in control of the situation* Walks you and your child step-by-step through the process with practical solutions and stories from people who've been there* Plenty of coverage of special needs and reassuring advice for relapses or common problem* written by a Health Visitor and midwife with over 20 years' experience of advising parents and their children""Stress-free Potty Training"" is a child-focused and supportive guide that will help you to potty train your child in a way that works for you both. Giving both reassuring advice and practical solutions, it opens with a unique questionnaire that will help you to tell whether or not your child is ready for toilet training, and will then help both you and your child to prepare for the days ahead, through talking, playing and reading books. Once you are both fully prepared, the book will guide you step-by-step through the process, from the earliest days to going out and night-time dryness. It will give you advice on how to cope if you are working or child is in daycare, will address special needs and relapses, and give plenty of reassurance and practical tips for dealing with common problems. With case studies, further resources and expert insight, this is a comprehensive guide that will help your child achieve this major step with minimal stress or worry.
Stress isundoubtedly one of the major work-related illness and is even more likely in times of economic uncertainty and downturn. Theauthors assess the psychological challenges created by instability and uncertainty and provide a survival toolkit that shows the reader how to combat stress in their own lives.
Gain a critical understanding of the nature of stress from a positive psychology framework that allows you to look beyond a simple pathology of stress-related symptoms. This new edition of Stress Management and Prevention integrates Eastern and Western concepts of stress while emphasizing an experiential approach to learning through the use of exercises, activities, and self-reflection. This student-friendly text contains chapters on conflict resolution, mindfulness meditation, time management, prevention of health risks, and cognitive restructuring. Included throughout are an emphasis on mindfulness and the neuroscience behind it, more theories, and new techniques for stress reduction and time management. An updated companion website includes even more video-based activities so students can see techniques in practice.
Insightful and informative, Stress Relief examines the causes of stress most likely to affect teens.
Women have a desperate longing for a stress cure--a revitalized perspective and re-energized faith. STRESSED-LESS LIVING offers life-changing, heart-renewing, long-lasting remedies that will bring peace, even when things feel out of control.Life is tense and offers no easy answers or quick yes. The good news is that in a world of unrest and stress readers can find the peace for which they hunger.Tracie Miles, in this breakthrough book, helps women unload the pressure cooker of life and learn to rely on the peace that Christ promises all those who come to Him. Tracie maintains that the direction many women receive today is attached to temporary helps like meditation, relaxation strategies, reathing exercises, and support groups. STRESSED-LESS LIVING unpacks the truth found in Scripture about how to overcome fear, anxiety, and uncertainty, and shows the stressed-out woman how she can not only survive stress, but thrive in spite of it through faithin the promises of God.
The hilarious true account of an overweight, balding, skeptical guy's unexpected transformation into a healthy, blissful yoga fiend. Neal Pollack was out of shape. The hair on his head was thinning and the hair on his face was pretentious-traits a New York Times critic gleefully pointed out while panning his second book. Combined with the predestined failure of his punk rock band, it was almost too much for Pollack to bear. He was willing to try anything to get his life back on track . . . even yoga. While struggling to master difficult poses without kicking other yogis in the face, Pollack actually, remarkably, began to feel better, both in body and mind. Soon he found himself immersed in the "weird and circuslike" world of yoga. He participated in a 24-hour yogathon, attended yoga conferences and Asian retreats, went to yoga rock shows, started getting regular assignments for Yoga Journal magazine, and, finally, began teaching yoga classes himself. Stretch mercilessly lampoons the bizarre, omnipresent culture of yoga, but it's also a story of profound personal transformation. Pollack started off mocking yoga. Now he's become one of its most enthusiastic proponents.
This book highlights recent advances in soft and stretchable biointegrated electronics. A renowned group of authors address key ideas in the materials, processes, mechanics, and devices of soft and stretchable electronics; the wearable electronics systems; and bioinspired and implantable biomedical electronics. Among the topics discussed are liquid metals, stretchable and flexible energy sources, skin-like devices, in vitro neural recording, and more. Special focus is given to recent advances in extremely soft and stretchable bio-inspired electronics with real-world clinical studies that validate the technology. Foundational theoretical and experimental aspects are also covered in relation to the design and application of these biointegrated electronics systems. This is an ideal book for researchers, engineers, and industry professionals involved in developing healthcare devices, medical tools and related instruments relevant to various clinical practices.
Part three of Duncan's projected tetralogy (most recently Upland Outlaw, p. 338), set in Pandemia, land of sorcerers, gods, and numerous human varieties. The insane but enormously powerful dwarf mage Zinixo has ensorcelled many of Pandemia's magicians, compelling them to join his all-but-irresistible Covin. Meanwhile, various characters resist Zinixo by one means or another.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s account of the first successful large-scale application of nonviolent resistance in America is comprehensive, revelatory, and intimate. King described his book as "the chronicle of 50,000 Negroes who took to heart the principles of nonviolence, who learned to fight for their rights with the weapon of love, and who, in the process, acquired a new estimate of their own human worth." It traces the phenomenal journey of a community, and shows how the twenty-six-year-old King, with his conviction for equality and nonviolence, helped transform the nation and the world.
That odd-looking coin could be worth a fortune! Mistakes happen. Now you can cash in on them. The U.S. Mint produces error coins every year on every denomination. From doubled die cents to rotated reverse quarters to missing letters on dollars, these coins can be worth far more than face value. Featuring expert insight, hundreds of close-up images, concise details on what to look for and where, and up-to-date market values, you will learn how to spot and profit from even the most well disguised treasures in the new edition of Strike It Rick with Pocket Change.
The fashionista drama continues in this 4th book in the fiction series based on the hit TV show! In this final challenge, the winner will be revealed! LINDSAY: Lately, I've been leading a double - and very glam - life. But the one person who threatens to expose could also be the one who wants to help me the most. SHIVA-ROSE: I'm living my dream of being creative and free in Manhattan. What will I do when my hometown crush asks me to make the hardest choice of my life? CHLOE: It all comes down to this one moment. Victory may be in my reach, but what if I just want to leave the runway and, well, run away?
#1 New York Times bestselling author D.J. MacHale is back with the third book in the SYLO Chronicles. Once again, Tucker Pierce and friends must fight for their lives against the better-equipped SYLO. All bets are off in Strike--with twists so big readers will never see them coming--while the action and pulse-pounding suspense remain as high as ever. Fans will be sure to devour this incredibly satisfying conclusion.Praise for the SYLO Chronicles: "A relentlessly fast-paced, intriguing, expertly-written tale that leaves you breathless and satisfied, yet wanting more. Highly recommended."--James Dashner, New York Times bestselling author of the Maze Runner series "Absolutely un-put-downable, more exciting than an Xbox and roller coaster combined."--Kirkus, starred review"If you're a fan of The Maze Runner and Alex Rider, you might want to pick up SYLO. . . . A fast-paced read and a huge cliffhanger."--EW.com"With this extremely high-octane story that's the equivalent to a summer movie blockbuster, MacHale kicks off an apocalyptic trilogy sure to leave readers demanding the next installment."--Booklist"This action-filled, end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it adventure . . . should leave teen readers clamoring for the next installment."--VOYA"An entertaining and creepy tale."--Publishers Weekly"MacHale pens some terrific and unique action scenes. . . will leave readers hungry for the next installment."--School Library Journal
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