NOT ANOTHER APPLE FOR THE TEACHER! Hundreds of Fascinating Facts from the World of Education Erin Barrett & Jack Mingo
From devastating remarks made by teachers ("Addled, backward dunce"-- said about young Thomas Edison) to the rich and famous on campus (William Randolph Hearst kept a pet alligator at Harvard), this is a spirited and humorous collection of facts about teachers and students.
"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education." -Mark Twain Erin Barrett and Jack Mingo have authored 20 books, including How the Cadillac Got Its Fins, The Couch Potato Guide to Life and the best-selling Just Curious Jeeves. They have written articles for many major periodicals including The New York Times, Salon, Reader's Digest, and The Washington Post and have generated more than 30,000 questions for trivia games and game shows such as Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. Their website, which lists their "This Day in History" nationally-syndicated column.
NOTHING LEFT UNSAID Words to Help You and Your Loved Ones Through Illness or Death Carol Orsborn
This is a guide about how to be, and talk, with a loved one who is dying. Each of the brief chapters contains a story, poems, prayers, and healing rituals to help provide support at a time when words often fail. They are designed to help the reader to connect on a new level with those they love.
NOTHING'S WRONG: MAN'S GUIDE A Man's Guide to Managing His Feelings Kundtz, David J
Too many guys of all ages have only about half the information they need to live successful professional and personal lives. Most men are terrific with their thinking half--the part that deals with facts, figures, and information. Nothing's Wrong helps men find the half that's missing--the emotional half.
Men have long been conditioned to conceal a full range of emotions, including sadness, anxiety, and worry. Author David Kundtz shows men how to identify and express whatever they're feeling in a healthy way and to learn to be comfortable with the feelings of others. He provides the tools and language with which men can access and express deep, vibrant, emotional lives. Written for males, from teenagers to grandfathers, Nothing's Wrong liberates men so that their jobs and relationships can flourish and they can find new, lasting success in life, in the ways that really count.
Kundtz helps men become skilled and confident with the emotional part of life with a variety of stories, simple-to-do exercises, and a three-step, daily practice for emotional fitness: 1. Notice the feeling and stay with it. 2. Name the feeling. 3. Express the feeling to the outside world.
Written in a matter-of-fact, non-touchy-feely style, Nothing's Wrong helps men manage their feelings to build rich, emotional lives and find more satisfying relationships, improved health, and successful careers. Try it--the results can be amazing!
Here's a book that truly acknowledges the bewildering effects strong emotions have on men and how men can learn to deal with them. Its plain language and examples are far from the touchy-feely tone of so many other titles in this category.
NOW HABIT A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play Neil Fiore
One of the most effective programs to combat procrastination, THE NOW HABIT has sold over 100,000 copies, has been translated into 11 languages, and is now revised and updated.
Featuring a new introduction and a new section providing strategies to understand and deal with the role technology plays in procrastination today, THE NOW HABIT offers a comprehensive plan to help readers lower their stress and increase their time to enjoy guilt-free play. Dr. Fiore’s techniques will help any busy person start tasks sooner and accomplish them more quickly, without the anxiety brought on by the negative habits of procrastination and perfectionism.
NOW THAT THE FUNERAL IS OVER Understanding the Effects of Grief Doris Zagdanski
Guide to grief and coping with the grieving process. Discusses various responses to personal bereavement and presents ideas for approaching and consoling a bereaved person. Includes references. Author is an educator employed by the Australian division of a large funeral service provider.
NOW WE'RE COPING Grasping the Nettles of Life Chris Sangster
This book combines spiritually-based stances with real-life and business-based experiences, considering a wide range of techniques, applications and philosophies. It is based on the belief that a focus on the present or now, with a cross-relationship to positive future strategy planning where relevant, helps the individual establish and progress coping abilities.
the book aims to awaken and empower the reader to take personal control of his/her situations in life by experimenting with the variety of stances presented. Some will undoubtedly work better than others for each individual – with some effort, a personal strategy will evolve for each engaged reader.
NOW WE'RE COPING encompasses health, family, work and personal issues, in the belief that there is often a holistic link merging the various causes and effects together – with a selected coping strategy often working best where all related aspects have been addressed. Many of the chapters are standalone, dealing with subject areas such as living in the now, sound in healing, communicating positively and coping with time constraints, which make the book equally appropriate for in-depth reading and referencing specific subject areas.
The later chapters focus the reader, through a range of examples and exercises, onto evolving their own personal self-help strategies, either generally or to meet specific challenges.
NOW WRITE! NONFICTION Memoir, Journalism, and Creative
Nonfiction Exercises from Today’s
Best Writers and Teachers Sherry Ellis
Beginners and seasoned writers alike will relish the opportunity to use the top-notch writing exercises collected in NOW WRITE! NONFICTION - culled from the personal stashes of bestselling and critically acclaimed nonfiction authors like legendary essayist, Gay Talese (Thy Neighbour's Wife); New York TImes bestselling authors, A. J. Jacobs (The Year of Living Biblically), Ishmael Beah (A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier) and Reza Aslan (No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam); 2008 Pulitzer Prize winner, John Matteson (Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father); creative nonfiction icon, Lee Gutkind (Creative Nonfiction magazine) and many other top biographers, journalists and teachers of creative nonfiction. NOW WRITE! NONFICTION will take you into the field with creative nonfiction's master practitioners:
· Peek inside Gay Talese's mind, as he shares the “writer's u road map” he used to organise information for his classic book Thy Neighbor's Wife and his seminal essay “Frank Sinatra Has a Cold.” · Discover Lee Gutkind's simple trick, performed with a highlighter, that can help any writer identify whether their piece is truly showing action or just “telling.” · Learn about the important role of speculation and conjecture in creating lively nonfiction from Lisa Knapp.
O SANE AND SACRED DEATH First Person Accounts of Death (as Received in Hypnotic Regressions) Gladys McGarey and Louise Ireland-Frey
O Sane and Sacred Death studies the dying experience from various points of view - personal accounts of Near-Death Experiences and descriptions from "the other side" as communicated through hypnotherapy sessions.
This book was written to help people find the inherent beauty of death. Understanding how dying "feels" and what happens afterward, relieves fear for those facing the transition and grief for the survivors left behind.
If you wish to prepare for your own transition, or that of a loved one, or release the stigma associated with death, O Sane and Sacred Death sheds light, knowledge, and peace on this inevitable occurrence.
OFF BALANCE HB Getting Beyond the Work-Life Balance Myth to Personal and Professional Satisfaction Matthew Kelly
The prescriptive follow-up to the New York Times bestseller The Dream Manager.
One of the major issues in our lives today is work-life balance. Everyone wants it; no one has it. But Matthew Kelly believes that work- life balance was a mistake from the start. Because we don't really want balance. We want satisfaction.
Kelly lays out the system he uses with his clients, his team, and himself to find deep, long-term satisfaction both personally and professionally. He introduces us to the three philosophies of our age that are dragging us down. He shows us how to cultivate the energy that will give us enough battery power for everything we need and want to do. And finally, in five clear steps, he shows us how to use his Personal & Professional Satisfaction System to establish and honor our biggest priorities, even if we spend a lot more time on some of the lesser ones.
OFFICE SUTRAS Excersises for Your Soul at Work Menter, Marcia
Is it possible to seek enlightenment--to feel alive and whole and useful and joyful--in an imperfect job? The Office Sutras can help transform any job--even one you hate--into an active part of spiritual practice. Work can be an arena that challenges you spiritually as well as professionally. With humor and wit, Marcia Menter helps readers recognize that the things that drive them craziest at work can be doorways to growth and understanding in their lives, if they are approached with an open mind and heart. Chapters like "The Slough of Suckiness," "Are They Paying Me Enough?," and "The Dream That Got Away," share practical techniques, exercises, and mantras for finding divinity in the resentments that can make anyone's job miserable. Each chapter includes inspiring Mantras for the Bad Days, such as "If God had wanted me to spend my whole life in my office, he would have given me a nicer office." Menter contends that the job you have right now, for all its imperfections, may be just the spiritual challenge you need to confront the most important issues of life--issues like self-worth and fulfillment and paying your way in the world. Office Sutras will help readers find opportunities for growth and peace in even the most stultifying of work situations.
OH BABY! 7 Ways a Baby Will Change Your Life the First Year Bettie B. Youngs, Susan M. Heim & Jennifer L. Youngs
So you've bought the cot you're taking your vitamins and you've got names all picked out. . . . Now where's that instruction manual? OH BABY! won't teach you how to change a nappy but it will give you clues to the changes joys and challenges that a new baby will bring to your marriage and sense of self career friendships spiritual life and extended family as well as to the opening of your heart like no other love can. You used to look for restaurants that were ideal for entertaining a client but now you seek out those that have highchairs and children's menus; while you're shopping for nappies and cot toys your friend is shopping for a trip to Paris; you used to be a two-income family but now your husband is questioning whether your baby really needs another sleeper. OH BABY! offers experienced advice and know-how for expectant and new parents plus practical action steps for developing new coping skills stories of how other new parents overcame the challenges and discussion questions and communication strategies to head off conflicts between you and your partner so you not only survive but even thrive during your baby's first year!
OLDER MENS BUSINESS Valuing Relationships Living with Change Jack Zinn
Older men it seems are reluctant to talk about the significant things in their lives. Yet once asked they approach such discussions with energy and remarkable insight. Jack Zinn talked to older men - his counterparts- about the issues they identified as important: family relationships friendships and changing life circumstances. In OLDER MEN'S BUSINESS men speak with clarity passion and humour. To many it seems that as men age they become invisible and silent. Yet for families the daily issues faced by their fathers partners or brothers are of real concern. In this book older men present valuable insights into their lives in areas such as work retirement family relationships the impact of relocation. Deteriorating health sexuality spirituality widowerhood loneliness and depression. Contents: · Beyond the 9 to 5 routine · Retire from work not from life · Relocation - starting somewhere new · Widowerhood - life goes on · Keeping good relations · Coping with the generation gap · Good health for a good life · Sex and sexuality · Dealing with isolation and loneliness · Depression - chaining the 'black dog' · Facing your mortality
This book is an exciting inspiring and compelling collection of questions and answers posed to Omni a non-physical group entity channelled through John Payne over the past 7 years. Clarity is brought to questions such as the purpose of life and karma subjects on which there is much confusion and conflicting beliefs. Unlike much channelled material this book offers candid uplifting and inspiring answers to many of our basic day to day questions. Omni lovingly addresses abortion sexuality suicide and the nature of whom we all are. Above all things this book seeks to inform and uplift the reader to a greater vision of themselves without judgement and dogma. The Four Principles of Creation form the core teaching that Omni wishes to bring to everyone with whom they communicate. Through this teaching Omni shows us how the creative aspects of the universe are a part of us a natural part of our being. John Payne joins the ranks of gifted channels who bring to us information about the evolution of humanity and how this evolution will and is taking place without the many disasters that have been spoken of by many. Omni's view of the world is that all is OK with humanity and will continue to be OK as we gently unfold our potential.
ON ANGELS EVE Making the Most of Your Final Time Together Garnette Arledge
Growing numbers of people are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of saying I love you and good-bye to those on the threshold of death. It is a poignant powerful time. As human beings we are all fragile and the fear of dying is something everyone shares. When we face death we face an uphill climb to conquer this fear but it is a journey that can be made successfully especially with the support of those we love. As a hospice chaplain and spiritual mentor Garnette Arledge has helped hundreds of people through this time of approaching death which she refers to as Angel's Eve. It is a time in which the anxiety and fear of dying is replaced with the calming presence of Angels - the children siblings parents partners and dear friends who help fill last moments together with remembrances reconciliation and even forgiveness. ON ANGEL'S EVE is a guidebook for these comforters of the dying. Through her hands-on involvement and the knowledge gained from world traditions on death and dying Arledge shares the tools and skills that help make this a time of happiness and fulfilment rather than one of fear and anxiety. In addition to helping alter negative views of death she offers practical suggestions for passing bedside time together with activities such as administering therapeutic massage having taped conversations relaxing through breathing techniques and using laughter to lift spirits. ON ANGEL'S EVE is designed to replace the final moments belonging in myth to the Grim Reaper with the blessing of a gathering of Angels.
ON LIFE'S JOURNEY Always Becoming Daniel A. Lindley
In “The Development of Personality”, C. G. Jung wrote, "In every adult there lurks a child - an eternal child, something that is always becoming, is never completed and calls for unceasing care, attention and education. That is the part of the human personality that wants to develop and become whole." In this reflection on life's journey, Daniel Lindley applies the insights gleaned from many years of study of literature and psychoanalysis to show how we are always becoming - and always obligated to care for that archetypal child.
Drawing upon psychological truths expressed by Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Eliot and others, Lindley illuminates the process of individuation through personal experience, art, and archetype. From birth to old age, he shows that, even in our separateness, we share an archetypal ground. According to the author, at any point in our lives, the path we walk is not unknown but has purpose and direction. We live out stories, which existed long before we did and will continue long after we are gone.
In The Development of Personality, C. G. Jung wrote, "In every adult there lurks a child—an eternal child, something that is always becoming, is never completed, and calls for unceasing care, attention, and education. That is the part of the human personality that wants to develop and become whole." In this reflection on life’s journey, Daniel Lindley applies the insights gleaned from many years of study of literature and psychoanalysis to show how we are always becoming—and always obligated to care for that archetypal child. Drawing upon psychological truths expressed by Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Eliot, and others, Lindley illuminates the process of individuation through personal experience, art, and archetype. From birth to old age, he shows that, even in our separateness, we share an archetypal ground. According to the author, at any point in our lives, the path we walk is not unknown but has purpose and direction. We live out stories, which existed long before we did and will continue long after we are gone.
Contains two great works by Orage that are invaluable resources for students on the path of self-development. Students of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky will enjoy this special collection. On Love includes "Talks with Katherine Mansfield at Fontainebleau" and aphorisms given to Orage's pupils who were taught Gurdjieff's methods and system from 1924 to 1930. Psychological Exercises presents over 200 exercises to increase the flexibility and scope of the mind.