HOW WE GOT BARB BACK HB The Story of My Sister’s Reawakening after 30 Years of Schizophrenia Margaret Hawkins
Margaret Hawkins spent her girlhood dazzled by her vivacious, high-achieving sister, Barb. Younger than Barb by eleven years, Margaret saw her sister as the star of her family. And no wonder. Barb's high school years were filled with achievement inside and outside of the classroom. After college, Barb married a charming young professor, Karim Shallal, and embraced living abroad with him, when he was offered a full professorship at Basra University in Iraq. That was in 1971.
In three years, everything changed. As Margaret Hawkins writes in her new book, How We Got Barb Back: The Story of My Sister's Reawakening after 30 Years of Schizophrenia, "On a promising day in 1974, my family's life blew up. That was the day my beautiful, bright, and very American older sister returned from Iraq. Something had changed during those years she was gone, and the Barb we knew never really returned. That Barb had vanished, and though her husband tried to bring her home, she was already gone."
Unimaginable as it might seem, for the next 32 years Barb went undiagnosed and untreated. How We Got Barb Back recounts the story of those years and the steps Margaret Hawkins took to bring her sister back from the depths of crippling mental illness. This story of sisterly love is both full of surprises and profoundly inspiring.
HOW YOUR CHILD IS SMART A Life-Changing Approach to Learning Dawna Markova
Not all children learn in the same way. Written by two educators, How Your Child is Smart identifies six patterns of learning and teaches parents how to help their children learn and communicate most effectively. Through simple questions, activities, and charts, parents can identify their child's pattern and learn how he or she can best be taught in school.
Turn these pages and you will be astonished at how love in its many forms affects you. It can be obvious and flamboyant or concealed and clumsy. From your days in infancy through to your adult years you will recognise how love got into you and affected the rest of your life. Perhaps you have heard yourself saying - · If only I could recover the love I once knew · If only love would happen the way I dreamed it would · If only I could be free of the hurtful memories of love that went wrong · If only I could put some of the energy I put into my work into finding better ways to live · If only I had not been so clumsy back then even now…. This book is about the human hunger that is restless in all of us. Read this book and you will appreciate how we hunger for life's precious gift authentic life-transforming dizzy experiences of love.
Each of us has the power to dramatically change the way we live our lives. We can also use this power to subtly influence others in our business dealings and social get-togethers as well as in our personal relationships. Although most of us know of this power few of us have the knowledge to use it. But those who understand its use can truly alter their destinies. It is hypnosis - the power to control the subconscious through posthypnotic suggestion. In his new book parapsychologist Hans Holzer opens the door to a unique and proven tool of the mind. Have you ever wished to lose weight give up smoking quit biting your nails or stop dozens of other bad habits? Have you ever wanted to become a better lover? HYPNOSIS can make it happen. In this easy-to-understand book Dr. Holzer offers a fascinating look at the world of hypnosis. He begins by examining how this power is used in everyday life through advertising politics and other means. He then explains what hypnosis is and how it works and provides basic do's and don'ts. From there the author explores the use of hypnosis in areas such as healing stress reduction love and much more.
I AM THE WORD A Guide to the Consciousness of Man's Self in a Transitioning Time Paul Selig
Humanity has lost itself. Both as individuals and as a world culture, we have forgotten our true nature. In I AM THE WORD, writer and medium, Paul Selig, has recorded an extraordinary programme for self- realisation, as dispensed through beings of higher intelligence, sometimes called Guides or Ascended Masters. These figures seek, as they have in the past, to assist men and women in discovering the higher, purposeful nature-or "Christed Self"- that lies dormant within us all.
In a series of enticing, irresistibly practical dialogues, the Guides of I AM THE WORD identify the emotional "boulders" that displace our authentic selves and consume our potential. The Guides provide to-the-point psychological and existential insights, along with self-developing exercises and affirmations, which begin to strip away residues of fear, self-doubt and self-suffocating habits.
I CAN READ YOU LIKE A BOOK How to Spot the Messages and Emotions People Are Really Sending with their Body Language Gregory Hartley and Maryann Karinch
Are you in business journalism law enforcement or medicine? Do you face students in a classroom or criminals in a courtroom? Are you in a relationship or looking for one? Do you have children? Then you need the skills to read them like a book! I CAN READ YOU LIKE A BOOK features a system for scanning and interpreting anyone's body language enabling you to figure out what they are really saying or feeling: · Review: Check out someone quickly from head to toe · Evaluate: Know what to look for; notice what's relevant · Analyse: Spot voluntary versus involuntary movements; factor in gender context culture · Decide: Draw your conclusion Step-by-step you will develop the same skills the best interrogators and detectives use to assess spies criminals and witnesses. As part of the process you will observe some of the most famous people in the world through interrogator Greg Hartley's eyes. You'll discover what emotions these politicians pundits and stars are leaking through their body language and facial expressions and what their answers (or non-answers) are really saying. I CAN READ YOU LIKE A BOOK gives you the fastest most efficient method to read body language. In any kind of face-to-face competition first encounters or daily encounters and even watching the news you will spot the messages and emotions that people are really sending - whether they know it or not.
What is embarrassment? What really causes it and when does it stop being an emotion that can just be brushed away with the fleeting hope that no real harm has been done? In I CAN'T BELIEVE I JUST DID THAT David Allyn reveals how the feelings of confusion and self-doubt associated with embarrassment can powerfully affect the overall quality of our lives. With a complete programme for identifying and managing embarrassment and repairing the harm it can inflict Allyn's book shows how to · Decipher the underlying fears of embarrassment that are holding you back and admit to others when embarrassment leads you to behave in a way that you didn't intend · Find the courage to say what you really think · Manage the emotions associated with embarrassment as you are experiencing them · Gain the confidence to be free of embarrassment in every area of your life. A revolutionary look at a commonplace emotion that we shouldn't simply learn to ignore this book will dramatically improve how you live your life.
I CANT BELIEVE I JUST DID THAT HB How (Seemingly) Small Moments of Embarrassment Can Wreak Havoc in Your Life David Allyn
For many of us when it comes to asking for a raise asking someone to dinner or just saying what we think in a difficult situation a quietly lurking fear of embarrassment undermines our ability to effectively get the job done. Yet often times we are so accustomed to these feelings - or so eager to forget them once they have disappeared - that we fail to notice how dramatically they are shaping our actions. In I CAN'T BELIEVE I JUST DID THAT David Allyn draws upon extensive research in psychology and the social sciences as well as the real-life experiences of the numerous subjects who participated in a study conducted for this book to illustrate the impact embarrassment has on our day-to-day encounters. He shows readers how if left unchecked even the briefest incidents with a family member or co-worker can have negative repercussions on the important relationships in our lives. Through exercises designed to identify and ultimately dissolve these feelings of self-doubt and confusion Allyn presents readers with a powerful programme for transforming our spirals of shame into spirals of achievement.
I JUST DON'T LIKE THE SOUND OF NO! My Story about Accepting 'No' for an Answer and Disagreeing . . . the Right Way! Julia Cook
Illustrated by Kelsey De Weerd
'No' is RJ's least favourite word . . . and he tries his best to convince his dad, his mum and his teacher to turn 'No' into 'Maybe' or 'We'll see' or 'Later' or 'I'll think about it.' Even though he doesn't have much success, RJ keeps arguing until his teacher suggests that he try to join her classroom's Say Yes to No Club. If RJ can learn how to accept 'No' for an answer and to disagree appropriately with his teacher and parents, he can add his name to the club's Star Board. RJ finds that lots of praise and some rewards come his way when he uses these skills the right way!
Author Julia Cook helps readers laugh and learn along with RJ as he understands the benefits of demonstrating these social skills both at home and in school. Tips for parents and teachers on how to teach and encourage kids to use the skills of accepting 'No' for an answer and disagreeing appropriately are included in the book.
Also available with a free audio CD read by the author which includes two tracks - the first features the text only, while the second track has cues on when to turn the page for young children just learning to read.
I JUST DON'T LIKE THE SOUND OF NO! with free CD My Story about Accepting 'No' for an Answer and Disagreeing . . . the Right Way! Julia Cook and illustrated by Kelsey De Weerd
'NO' is RJ's least favourite word . . . and he tries his best to convince his dad, his mum, and his teacher to turn “No” into “Maybe” or “We'll see” or “Later” or “I'll think about it.” Even though he doesn't have much success, RJ keeps arguing until his teacher suggests that he try to join her classroom's Say YES to NO Club. If RJ can learn how to accept “No” for an answer and to disagree appropriately with his teacher and parents, he can add his name to the club's Star Board. RJ finds that lots of praise and some rewards come his way when he uses these skills the right way!
Author Julia Cook helps readers laugh and learn along with RJ as he understands the benefits of demonstrating these social skills both at home and in school. Tips for parents and educators on how to teach and encourage kids to use the skills of accepting “No” for an answer and disagreeing appropriately are included in the book.
The accompanying CD audio book, read by the author, includes two tracks, the first features the text only, while the second track has cues on when to turn the page for young children just learning to read.
The fifth and final book in Julia Cook's award-winning series, Best Me I Can Be! Follow RJ as he tries to find and finish all of his missing maths assignments. With help from his parents and teacher, RJ learns he can save himself a lot of grief if he stays focussed and does things the right way!
Also available with an audio CD 9781934490440 £14.99
I LOVE WHAT I DO! A Drummers Philosophy of Life at Eighty Sam Ulano
At eighty years "young," noted musician and self-proclaimed "drumchiatrist" SamUlano wrote this exuberant book about his system of living life to its fullest (regardless of age). In it, he shares his personal philosophies and experiences for staying healthy, becoming educated, and making a living, while always being mindful of the joys in everyday life. Honest, friendly, and filled with humor, I Love What I Do! offers pearls of wisdom for anyone who wishes to remain vital and productive--at any age.
I LOVE YOU BOOK More than 500 Ways to Show the Ones You Love That You Care Cynthia Macgregor & Vic Bobb
Beautifully illustrated, The"I Love You" Book is the perfect resource for thoughtful activities for expressing love to friends, family, and significant others. Filled with hundreds of wonderful suggestions for activities, projects, and more, this book is the perfect guide for anyone looking for new ways to say "I Love You!"
From the book: Suggestions include: * Wake up 10 minutes early and start the coffee for your spouse
* Every month, send your parents a postcard on which you've written one wonderful memory from your childhood years
* Reserve a little section in your garden for your child to plant and tend
* With glow-in-the-dark paint, write "I Love You" on the ceiling above the bed
* Arrange a special getaway weekend for just you and your child
* Teach your parents how to use a computer
* Plant a tree when your baby is born, and take his or her picture in front of it each year
Offering simple gestures, crafty projects, and practical ideas, this is an all-occasion gift book that can be used every day to express how much we care.
I PROMISE MYSELF Making a Commitment to Yourself and Your Dreams Patricia Lynn Reilly
A vow of faithfulness is a sacred assertion, a positive declaration expressing a woman's intention to remain loyal to herself, to preserve allegiance to herself even when challenged or opposed. And such a vow, according to Reilly, is the necessary first step to achieving balanced, rich, and reciprocal relationships with others. Women of all ages, from all walks of life, are vowing loyalty to their own lives. And the results of these woman-affirming ceremonies and rites of passage are life altering: they unleash positive life energy and uncover unexplored gifts and talents. Drawing on stories of many women and their personalized vows, I Promise Myself features a write-your-own vow section and provides step-by-step guidelines for composing your own vow of faithfulness a process that invites you to reassert your commitment to yourself and begin an adventure of self-discovery and self-celebration.
I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST ME (BUT IT ISN'T) Telling the Truth About Perfectionism, Inadequacy and Power Brene Brown
Shame manifests itself in many ways. Addiction, perfectionism, fear and blame are just a few of the outward signs that Dr. Brené Brown discovered in her 6-year study of shame's effects on women.
While shame is generally thought of as an emotion sequestered in the shadows of our psyches, I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST ME demonstrates the ways in which it is actually present in the most mundane and visible aspects of our lives - from our mental and physical health and body image to our relationships with our partners, our kids, our friends, our money and our work.
After talking to hundreds of women and therapists, Dr. Brown is able to illuminate the myriad shaming influences that dominate our culture and explain why we are all vulnerable to shame. We live in a culture that tells us we must reject our bodies, reject our authentic stories and, ultimately, reject our true selves in order to fit in and be accepted.
Outlining an empowering new approach that dispels judgment and awakens us to the genuine acceptance of ourselves and others, I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST ME begins a crucial new dialogue of hope. Through potent personal narratives and examples from real women, Brown identifies and explains four key elements that allow women to transform their shame into courage, compassion and connection.
I WILL NOT DIE AN UNLIVED LIFE Reclaiming Purpose and Passion Dawna Markova
In I Will Not Die an Unlived Life, this powerful writer expands on the ideas that inspired the poem for the first time.
"I'm not sure I know exactly what passion is," writes the author, " but I do know what it does for us. I know that it breaks us open until there is no partition between our bodies and the body of the world. I know it acts on us until something takes root inside and insists on growing. I usually forget that it begins as a reaching down into the dark as well as up and out toward the light.
IF HEAVEN IS SO WONDERFUL... WHY COME HERE How to discover our Whole Being John L Brooker
For over forty years John Brooker has communicated with people from the next world. Guides and teachers from spirit have taught him.: That there is no death. We create our own reality by the thoughts we think. We are always connected to the divine essence called God. We are infinite beings manifesting temporarily in this dimension. We create time to enable us to experience the life we have chosen for this incarnation. We are here on earth to bring the greater power of love as it is in heaven. There is nothing but love and acceptance in the spirit world. Good and evil are value judgements based on what is acceptable or unacceptable to the observer. There is no judgement or punishment in the spirit world except that which is self created. We have to live with who we are and self-punishment will bring growth through experience. John Brooker was born in England and was a member of the spiritualist Association of Great Britain before going to America in1961. He is a Spiritualist Minister and has a Masters Degree in Social Work. He has taught classes in psychic and spiritual development. John Brooker is also the author of Darkness into Light. He lives in California were he continues his classes and spiritual work.