WEISER FIELD GUIDE TO THE PARANORMAL Abductions, Apparitions, ESP, Synchronicity, and More Unexplained Phenomena from Other Realms Judith Joyce
Stranded motorists on a lonesome road are rescued by angels. The phone rings with a call from beyond the grave. A blood-sucking predator is sighted again in the south of Texas. The Weiser Field Guide to the Paranormal is your gateway into the world beyond the known. Covering topics from cryptids to psychics, telekinesis to telepathy, this concise handbook will guide you through the eerie, the undeniable, and the strange world of the paranormal.
Once upon a time, events like ghost sightings were commonplace. Parlors were redecorated to accommodate séance rituals, and ghost stories poured from the culture. Psychic occurrences and abilities might have been feared and disliked, but they were accepted as a normal part of life. Today, we are experiencing a resurgence of all things paranormal--in our books, our movies, on the internet, in the way we look at life. Join paranormal investigator and psychic Judith Joyce as she delves into this world with haunting detail and illuminating clarity. Joyce touches on all of the major aspects of paranormal phenomena, and more. Do you have telepathic powers? Can the Ouija board really speak from the Other Side? Use this paranormal primer to find out.
WEISER FIELD GUIDE TO VAMPIRES Legends, Practices, and Encounters Old and New J.M. Dixon
From the shadowy coffin of Dracula to the high school hero Buffy the Vampire Slayer to the love story of Edward and Bella of Twilight fame, vampires have fascinated humans for centuries. The Weiser Field Guide to Vampires provides a handbook not only to mythical and historical legends, but also to the modern vampire, their community, and the science behind modern vampire feeding. Learn how to recognize a true vampire, their strengths and weaknesses, and how to tell if you are a vampire. Includes a glossary of who's who in the vampire world and top vampire terms.
FROM THE BOOK: The Hunger: As the spirit begins to starve, a vampire gets his first taste of what it truly is to Hunger. At first, the Hunger feels like any other craving for sustenance. Like a deep want of food or water, the ravenous need comes on slowly and builds in strength over several years, and much like in his childhood, the young vampire will attempt to eat and drink to fill the need, but nothing will help. Just as was depicted in the cult classic movie by the same name, no human food can relieve the Hunger.
* The Weiser Field Guide to Vampires includes occult and cult aspects from an insider's perspective.
WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Bipolar but Were Too Freaked Out to Ask Hilary Smith
From the introduction: When I was diagnosed at age 19, my parents went to a bookstore and bought me a pile of books about bipolar. I threw them away in disgust (actually, exchanged them for books of poetry)—not because I wasn’t curious about bipolar, but because all the books treated the subject with clinical rubber gloves. They were dry, annoying, and made me feel like a disease, not a person. I wrote this book because it’s the book I should have been given when I was diagnosed.
Bipolar is one of the most commonly diagnosed emotional/psychiatric condition and diagnosis tends to come when one is in one’s late teens or early 20s. And yet almost nothing has been written about it from eye level and a young person’s perspective. Welcome to the Jungle fills that gap with its upfront, empowering approach to the challenges of being diagnosed bipolar. Both humorous and immensely honest, it offers a true “in the trenches” perspective young readers will trust.
With chapters ranging from What Just Happened?: Life Beyond Diagnosis to Here Be Downers: Drugs, Booze, and Suicide to Hippy Shit That Actually Works: Herbs, Wilderness Time, and Other Ways to Help Keep Your Shit Together to Hell is Finding Good Insurance: How to Get Your Ass Covered in Troubled Times, Smith brings bipolar self help to the street level.
You have bipolar. It’s you against the mothership. Lock and load, lock and load...
• A hip, young, and remarkably funny, perspective on bipolar disorder.
• The true insider’s view of life with bipolar by a brilliant young writer.
WELL-MANAGED CLASSROOM Strategies to Create a Productive and Cooperative Social Climate in Your Learning Community Michele Hensley, Walter Powell, Susan Lamke, and Scott Hartman
How can the school experience be humanised so that students feel connected, valued and motivated to learn and achieve? How can the school environment be improved so that teachers and staff feel confident, respected and safe? THE WELL-MANAGED CLASSROOM can show you how to overhaul or enhance the social climate and build a true "community" in your school.
The authors describe the Girls and Boys Town Education Model, a school-based intervention strategy that emphasises behaviour management practices, relationship-building techniques and social skills instruction. It offers you the structure and strategies needed to reduce disruptive behaviour and empower students with self-management skills. The Model has been implemented in hundreds of schools and research shows that in classrooms where the Model is implemented fully, more students comply with teacher discipline and stay academically engaged while referrals to the head teacher and student exclusion days decline.
The benefits of social skills instruction, coupled with proactive classroom management (having rules, procedures and consistent consequences) cannot be underestimated. When students are motivated to learn, when they feel good about the classroom environment and the relationships they have with teachers and staff, when they can manage themselves and accept responsibility for their behaviour, and when they feel empowered to improve, only then can you effectively teach and students truly learn.
WELL-MANAGED CLASSROOM FOR CATHOLIC SCHOOLS Promoting Student Success through the Teaching of Social Skills and Christian Values Val J Peter Theresa Connolly Tom Dowd et al
Fostering the spiritual and moral growth of pupils while at the same time creating a classroom that works presents both challenges and opportunities. Can you teach Christ-like values hand-in-hand with the school curriculum? How can you incorporate pupils' social and spiritual education in to everyday lessons? THE WELL-MANAGED CLASSROOM FOR CATHOLIC SCHOOLS reveals how to create a dynamic learning environment where pupils are encouraged to live their faith daily. Added to the social skill curriculum are rationales that are faith-based or focus on concern for others. The aim of this book is to help you to create a classroom where Christian values are taught hand-in-hand with academic and social skills and pupils are equipped with a moral compass to know right from wrong solve problems and make responsible life decisions.
WE'VE GOT ISSUES Children and Parents in the Age of Medication Judith Warner
Are we over-diagnosing and over-medicating our children? Judith Warner uses extensive research and interviews with dozens of doctors, researchers, family experts and parents to cut through the received wisdom and hysteria to bring insight and compassion to the 'drugging kids' debate.
'[An] impassioned book.' - Time
'Warner is a measured voice of reason...a master of the deeply felt cry for compassion.' - Newsweek
'A refreshing surprise...Warner makes a compelling case.' -Washington Post
'A reality check that separates the perceived outrages from genuine ones and for this alone Warner provides a real service.' - The Daily Beast
WHAT A COINCIDENCE! Understanding Synchronicity in Everyday Life Susan M. Watkins
What would we find if, over a period of time, we paid careful attention to the coincidences in our lives? What would clusters of coincidental events reveal? Susan M. Watkins examines, from the inside out, coincidences in her own life and asks, What's going on here? She discovers powerful insights into the workings of the conscious mind, into the concepts of time and space, past and future. Her examples vividly illustrate how the process of examining personal coincidences enriches our experiences and opens up a vast psychological landscape that otherwise tends to go unnoticed and certainly under utilized.
What a Coincidence! is a rich, often humorous, mind-expanding journey that will change lives--readers will never again dismiss those "coincidental" moments.
"Marsha takes the words of many women, from many sources, and assembles them into the words of everywoman." -BJ Gallagher, author of Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Other Women
Friendship plays a greater role in many of our lives than we ever imagine or acknowledge. Marsha Karzmer's inspirational new book is a celebration of all that friends are for each other. It's the perfect birthday, holiday, any-day-at-all, or because-I'm-thinking-of-you gift.
Here's what friends do. They: * Inspire you * Remind you of who you can be * Hang out with you * Help you live it up * Provide a shoulder * Love you best * Tell you the truth
What Are Friends For? follows up on Marsha Karzmer's best-selling first book How Old Is Beautiful? Karzmer applies her eagle eye and sharp scissors to phrases she fi nds in magazines and newspapers and constructs "ransom note" style paeans to women everywhere.
Friendship is a many splendored thing -- our friends help us grieve, celebrate, grow, and giggle. What Are Friends For? has quirky, smart, sincere, and downright funny statements on how friendships change us and evolve over time. Karzmer draws on her own experiences with love, life, marriage, and children, and how friends have played an important part in her life.
WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF? A Body-Mind Guide to Courageous Living Lavinia Plonka
The ordinary manner in which we carry ourselves physically, our automatic gestures, and the accustomed comforts of our bodily habits inadvertently reinforce fear's hold on our lives. WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF? explores how our fears often arise from physical and mental triggers that have been learned over the course of our early lives-and can be un-learned. Fear, explains award-winning movement teacher Lavinia Plonka, is not the product of intractable psychological demons; instead, it often revolves around repetitive body/mind cues. By teaching the body new habits through a series of exercises and postures, the cycle of fear can be broken.
WHAT I WOULD DO IF I WERE YOU Dispatches From The Frontline Of Family Life Mandy Nolan
Welcome to the wonderful, slightly-wacky world of Mandy Nolan. She is a stand-up comedian, an artist and a mother of five children ranging in age from toddler to teenager. Her on-stage accounts of everyday events of family life have entertained audiences for years.
WHAT I WOULD DO IF I WERE YOU is a hilarious collection of stories centred around Mandy's chaotic and slightly dysfunctional family life – and her attempts to be the like the perfect, ideal mother she knows exists … somewhere.
Mandy's perspective on home life and all its complications is delightfully unconventional and, above all, wickedly funny. Her humorous take on the bizarre events and mundanities of daily life are honestly and sharply observed – whether it is trying to revive her children's dying guinea pig, coping with their Facebook friends, explaining the dangers of sex and drugs (while hoping desperately they don't find out about her own past indiscretions), battling against head lice and the politics of lunch-making, railing against being a human taxi or struggling to regain her own disappearing self-identity.
WHAT I WOULD DO IF I WERE YOU also features Mandy's illustrations, which complement her stories with humour and wit, and are sure to delight parents everywhere.
WHAT KINDERGARTEN TEACHERS KNOW Practical and Playful Ways for Parents to Help Children Listen, Learn, and Cooperate at Home Lisa Holewa and Joan Rice
A kindergarten teacher's ability to guide children through an entire day of activities does not happen by accident. There are secrets teachers know about our kids that let them calmly and gracefully manage a group of kids who only hours earlier were arguing and negotiating with their parents about getting dressed, eating breakfast or brushing their teeth.
WHAT KINDERGARTEN TEACHERS KNOW is for any parent who has imagined how much easier life would be if their three- to six-year old would cooperate at home just as they do with their favourite teachers. Lisa Holewa and Joan Rice offer creative tips, tools and activities straight from the classrooms of award-winning teachers, translating them into things you can do at home to get your little ones listening, learning and thinking independently.
You’ll also get insight into what teachers know about the way kids develop and learn how to use that knowledge to keep them engaged throughout the day. Packed with real-life examples, creative ideas and practical advice, you’ll learn how to:
Give directions that your child will actually listen to and follow
Set the tone in your home just as a teacher does in her classroom
Handle transitions to keep your day running smoothly
Organise your home and schedule to make everyone's life easier
Create rules that are straightforward, fun and work for your family’s needs
Give kids the tools to handle conflicts independently
Create a sense of community and teamwork at home
WHAT MATTERS MOST Living a More Considered Life James Hollis
Why are we here? What is the meaning of existence? What truly matters the most in life? To even begin to answer these questions, we must start by exploring our own internal ideals, values, and beliefs. Presenting the unique perspective of respected analyst and author James Hollis, Ph.D., WHAT MATTERS MOST helps readers learn to appreciate (even be amazed by) events unfolding within, even as the external world creates constant struggles.
Taking a fresh look at the concept of happiness, Hollis uses a warm, accessible tone to encourage readers to learn to tolerate ambiguity, embrace growth rather than security, respect the power of Eros, engage spiritual crises and acknowledge the shadow of mortality. Providing inspiring wisdom and personal reflections to address our deepest worries, WHAT MATTERS MOST yields far more than mere self-help clichés. Instead, Hollis guides readers in uncovering the heart of the matter, discovering what it means to truly live life to its fullest, most meaningful state—as fully engaged citizens of the world.
WHAT SHOULD I FEED MY KIDS How to Keep Your Children Healthy by Teaching Them to Eat Right Ronni Litz Julien
You've tried preparing wholesome meals for your children but they want McDonald's instead. What can you do? Perhaps your kids are starting to look more chubby than cute - what can you say that won't make them feel bad? How can you teach your loveable junk food-eating kid better habits? Convincing your child to eat healthily isn't easy but it can be done...one habit at a time. WHAT SHOULD I FEED MY KIDS? is the first comprehensive how-to manual to help your child develop healthier habits from their first bite of food through their teenage years when the habit-forming opportunity screeches to a halt. · Packing healthy tasty school meals your kids will actually eat. · Setting up a diet plan your kids will follow. · Finding a decent meal at a fast-food restaurant. · Talking to your child about weight or eating disorders. · Getting your child off the couch and into exercising. Children's health has never been more of a major concern than today. Lack of a proper diet can lead to problems like obesity diabetes and heart disease. Adults often find it too difficult to correct their own bad eating habits in their adult years. But for our children the time to change is now.
WHAT TO DO ABOUT YOUR BRAIN-INJURED CHILD Revised and Updated Edition Glenn Doman
In this updated classic Glenn Doman--founder of The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential and pioneer in the treatment of the brain-injured children - brings real hope to thousands of children who have been sentenced to a life of institutional confinement. Based upon a half-century of successful work performed at The Institutes this book explains why old theories and techniques fail and why the philosophy and revolutionary treatment of The Institutes succeed. In WHAT TO DO ABOUT YOUR BRAIN-INJURED CHILD Doman recounts the story of The Institutes' worldwide research - setbacks as well as history-making breakthroughs - during its tireless effort to refine treatment of the brain injured. He shares the staff's lifesaving techniques and the tools used to measure (and ultimately improve) visual auditory tactile mobile and manual development. Doman explains the unique methods of treatment that are constantly being improved and expanded and then describes the programme with which parents are able to treat their own children at home in a familiar and loving environment. Included throughout are case histories drawings and helpful charts and diagrams. Twenty thousand families from over one hundred nations have brought their children to The Institutes. The great majority of these children have done better than their parents had hoped based on prior experience with conventional methods. For each of these families this book was the starting point.
WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU RAN THE WORLD? Everyday Ideas from Women Who Want to Make the World a Better Place Shelly Rachanow
In her first book, Shelly Rachanow asked a question, What would You do if you ran the world? that really resonated with her thousands of readers. Many have sent letters and emails answering her question by sharing great ideas for making the world a better place for our loved ones, ourselves, our community, and our world.
What Would You Do If You Ran the World? is the culmination of brave, beautiful, brilliant, creative, and totally possible ideas that women have shared, complemented by inspiring quotes from famous women and action lists like "Ten Things You Can Start Doing Now."
Rachanow's warm and encouraging voice motivates readers to join other amazing women who are kicking serious butt for the good of all, like a teenage girl and CNN hero, kids in Zimbabwe saving their part of the planet, and a busy mom who is not too busy to work every day to help impoverished families live better lives. From learning to listen to your own guiding voice to galvanizing the women in your life, from getting involved in your own community, to reaching clear across the world, she shows the way we can all live a satisfying life of "inspiration in action".
When social worker Wendy Lustbader was asked to take down the histories of residents in a retirement community she discovered that the man with Alzheimer's in room 410 was actually ninety-six-year-old Ole Harlen a former concert pianist. The woman who people-watches in the lobby was really Lila Lane who eloped to Tijuana with her sweetheart at age sixteen and who at age seventy-five bemoaned the fact that she could no longer wear high heels. Lustbader gathered these stories and more into WHAT'S WORTH KNOWING a compilation of unforgettable first-person testimonials on love truth grief faith and fulfilment by people in their seventies eighties and nineties. Israel Grosskoff for example describes learning about trust while hiding from the Nazis during World War II. Giuseppe Maestriami passes on child-rearing lessons he discovered through growing prize-winning tomatoes. And Arsene St. Amand talks about the importance of making time for love - which he found for the first time only six months before his death. In WHAT'S WORTH KNOWING readers can spend time with Ole Lila Israel Giuseppe and Arsene - and a hundred others whose wisdom matters all the more because of the way they've acquired it.
WHEEL OF INITIATION Practices for Releasing Your Inner Light Julie Tallard Johnson
Intentions and spiritual principles, meditation and contemplation, ritual and risk taking are the conditions that comprise an initiated life. Regrettably, in modern society we do not have rites of initiation that break through the personal and societal illusions that instill and perpetuate negative habits that keep us in states of resistance. Lacking initiation practices, we often remain trapped in ways of being in the world that were formed by our past conditions and attachments. We tend to identify too strongly with the status quo, which must be challenged to prevent stagnation and to encourage happiness and authenticity.
Julie Tallard Johnson shows how to become initiated into an authentic life through practices of thought transformation, cultivating attention, journaling, storytelling and rituals found in the four directions of the universal mandala. She begins the Wheel of Initiation in the South, where initiates set their intentions; then moves into the West, where they free themselves from habitual patterns and core beliefs; then into the North, the direction of cultivating attention and unity; and finishes in the East, the direction of regeneration and initiation. Drawing upon the life experiences of those who have successfully navigated the wheel, Johnson demonstrates that once fears, assumptions and ingrained beliefs are confronted and transformed, initiates emerge ready to reenter society with renewed energy and vision that will enrich their own lives and their communities.
• Based on the Native American medicine wheel, the Vedic wheel, and the universal initiatory mandala
• Enables readers from any tradition to initiate themselves through practices of thought transformation, narrative medicine, meditation exercises, rituals, and journaling • Facilitates breaking through personal and societal illusions that perpetuate resistance and apathy
WHEN A GRANDPARENT DIES A Kid's Own Remembering Workbook for Dealing With Shiva and the Year Beyond N Liss-levinson
Drawing on psychology and Jewish tradition, this workbook guides children from the immediacy of shiva through the entire year of mourning. For ages 7 to 13, it combines sensitive, down-to-earth guided exercises with places to write, draw, list, create, and express feelings. WHEN A GRANDPARENT DIES gives children and parents a unique opportunity for sharing as they come to know more about themselves, their family, and the complexities of life and death.