MOMS TO MOMS Parenting Wisdom from Moms in Recovery Barbara Joy
MOMS TO MOMS, is a book that busy, stressed out mums in recovery can turn to again and again to find inspiration, comfort and advice. It includes evaluation tools, stories and strategies for positive parenting. Joy suggests ways for mums to incorporate the message of these stories into their own lives. Each chapter opens with a question that readers can reflect upon and ends with journaling activities and affirmations designed to relieve stress and reinforce positive behaviour.
Barbara Joy, a parenting counselor whose clients include addicts and alcoholics in custody, uses a time-honoured recovery tradition - sharing stories. She interviewed more than 60 mothers in recovery from across the United States who have struggled with addiction. These are women of all ages, races and religious affiliations who candidly share their experiences. Some are mothers with young children; others have grown children living on their own. Many have lost their children to the courts or have given them up for adoption.
This is real world advice from women who have been there. The women discuss the challenges of being a mum, the values they want to teach their children and their fears, struggles and accomplishments.
MONA LISA'S MOUSTACHE HB Making Sense of a Dissolving World Settegast, Mary
In the eighty years since Marcel Duchamp drew a moustache on a copy of the Mona Lisa, the dissolving of cultural forms has intensified to the point that there is no longer an absolute, a "proper" form, anywhere. This generalized breakdown is evident in social and moral codes, in gender distinctions and personal relationships, in politics and economics, in literature, music, dance, painting, and architecture, in our concepts of reality itself.
Is there any sense to be made of this seeming chaos? And if so, can any single theory adequately account for all aspects of the phenomenon? Physicists and mathematicians have informed us that reality is irreducibly complex and plural, unable to be exhausted by any one system of description. Following their lead, Mary Settegast has explored several different ways of looking at the reality of dissolving forms, seeing it as the result of global consumer capitalism; environmental deterioration; the end of a cycle of time; the beginning of a new cycle; a shift in the evolution of human consciousness; and finally, seeing the dissolution of form as a cause for celebration.
Each of these six perspectives is theoretically "correct" in its ability to explain the breakdown, and each can be supported by the work of twentieth-century artists. Readers are asked to forego the impulse to choose which view they believe to be true and encouraged instead to practice the simultaneous holding of multiple perspectives: "Like the Cubist painters of the early twentieth century, who were among the first to recognize the error in a single point of view, we will be trying in these pages to portray our subject from all sides in hopes of capturing it whole."
MOONDANCE TO ETERNITY A Doctors Journey into the Hearts and Souls of Children Facing Death John Monaco
It has been my experience at the very moment of death - when all present have resigned themselves to the inevitable - there is an other worldly peace that becomes palpable in the room something approaching the miraculous. It is precisely that moment that I want to write about. What gives this enriching book a heartfelt tone is Monaco's first hand experience with children who faced this moment at an age when they were too young to comprehend or cope with the reality of death. MOONDANCE TO ETERNITY is not just about children though or dealing with death. What happened in the process of putting these experiences together is that the children had become the teachers. They were the ones who launched Monaco's own journey in to a deeper understanding of the mystery of life. Death eternity and even more importantly the importance of love as the source of joy in this lifetime.
Little did we know when we published Random Acts of Kindness that it would ignite a prairie fire of kindness across the country. We have been overwhelmed by calls and letters from people of every imaginable background who felt compelled to tell their stories. More Random Acts of Kindess shares a powerful selection of these heartwarming stories along with a wealth of inspirational quotations that bring home the timeless magic of kindness.
MORE TOOLS FOR TEACHING SOCIAL SKILLS IN SCHOOL Lesson Plans, Role Plays, Activities, Worksheets and Posters to Improve Student Behavior Midge Odermann Mougey, Jo C. Dillon and Denise Pratt
The workbook has thirty-five new lesson plans with activities to help you teach valuable social skills to students!
Use this workbook to introduce a range of social skills, from the basic (Following Instructions and Listening to Others) to the complex (Advocating for Oneself and Setting Long-Term Goals).
Lessons are written in an easy-to-follow format with talking points to help you define and explain a skill and guide students through an activity. At the end of each lesson is a Think Sheet for students with questions about how to use a skill in different settings and situations. Role-play scenarios and classroom activities, also, are provided so students can practice each skill's behavioural steps.
Some of the activities blend the teaching of social skills into academic lessons in maths/science, language arts, social science and physical education. Social skills include: expressing empathy, going to an assembly, accepting defeat or loss, using anger control strategies, responding to inappropriate talk/touch, completing homework, being prepared for class, accepting winning appropriately and resisting negative peer pressure.
MORNING NOON AND NIGHT HB Living the Creative Life Judy Collins
MORNING NOON AND NIGHT is an enthralling peek into the creative mind of a woman known for her songs books and paintings. Beloved singer and songwriter Judy Collins carefully describes her approach to the creative process and breaks down each day of that process into morning noon and night giving readers insight into how to stay creative throughout the entire day. Charming anecdotes combined with practical instruction make this book a must-read for every artist in every creative discipline from the experienced to the beginner as well as for every Judy Collins fan! Judy Collins has recorded forty-three albums over her long career which has spanned more than forty years. She has several platinum albums to her credit. One of the most important folk-pop singers of the twentieth century Judy recorded most of the songs for which she is best remembered in the sixties although she recorded plenty of great music in the seventies. Judy had three major international hits (Both Sides Now Amazing Grace Send in the Clowns). She received an Academy Award nomination for her film Antonia: A Portrait of the Woman and has her own label Wildflower Records which contributes a portion of its proceeds to charity and non-profit organisations. Collins is the author of Sanity and Grace Trust Your Heart Singing Lessons and novel Shameless. She lives in New York.
MOTHER AND CHILD Visions of Parenting from Indigenous Cultures Jan Reynolds
Award-winning journalist and photographer Jan Reynolds presents visions of parenting from indigenous cultures and looks at how these methods can be adapted by parents in contemporary cultures. Mothers shape the world in which we live through the love and guidance they give their children. Award-winning journalist and photographer Jan Reynolds explored the mother/child relationship through seven stages of life - marriage pregnancy birth infancy toddling independence and adolescence - while living with women in the Himalayas the Sahara the Aboriginal Outback the Amazon territory above the Arctic Circle and Mongolia. Reynolds was struck by the special relationship between these mothers and children and their deep connection with the natural environment. She found that mothers in these cultures kept their babies in constant contact with their bodies throughout the vulnerable infant stage. As toddlers the children were given more and more independence through shared tasks and activities that enabled them to grow into confident caring and balanced young adults. Her stories and photographs chronicle the ancient art of mothering and describe ways mothers in the modern world can incorporate these indigenous methods into their own lives. Jan Reynolds is co-author of EVEREST GRAND CIRCLE and the author of VANISHING CULTURES a series of seven photography books for children published by Harcourt Brace. Her photographs and articles have appeared in NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC the NEW YORK TIMES and assorted outdoor magazines. She lives in Stowe Vermont.
"Mothers . . . care for, cultivate, attend to, watch over, look after, nurse, hug and kiss, count to ten, irritate us, get all mushy, make us proud, wash behind our ears . . .
We don't need a dictionary; for most of us "mother" is the first word we ever learn. And besides being the name we call out when we're sick, afraid, or proud of our accomplishments, mother is a verb. So here's to mothers and everything they do.
MOTHER MARYS TEACHINGS FOR THE NEW WORLD HB with free CD Messages and Answers to Questions about Spiritual Tachings and Everyday Living Ileah
In MOTHER MARY'S TEACHINGS FOR THE NEW WORLD a series of messages and responses to questions about spiritual life and everyday living Mother Mary speaks to us through Ileah's channelled words. Mother Mary speaks in simple words and phrases so that her teachings can be understood by anyone of any religion. Her teachings centre around the importance of each individual having his or her own inner connection with God. This transcends organised religion. There is no dogma in Mary's teachings just a simple step-by-step process of how to find and feel this connection. Mary's spiritual teachings are not meant as a separate part of life but are to be used in conjunction with everyday living - in business in the home with relationships in dealing with difficult situations and communications.
MOTHER WARRIORS A Nation of Parents Healing Autism Against All Odds Jenny McCarthy
When Jenny McCarthy published Louder Than Words, the story of her successful efforts to save her son, Evan, from autism, the response was tremendous. It hit 3 on the New York Times bestseller list and Jenny and Evan were featured on the covers of several magazines, including People. But what she hadn’t anticipated was the overwhelming response from other parents of autistic children, who sought her out to share their stories.
No two autistic children heal in exactly the same way. And in her new book, Jenny expands her message to share recovery stories from parents across the country. MOTHER WARRIORS shows how each parent fought to find her own child’s perfect “remedy of interventions” and teaches parents how to navigate safely through the many autism therapies.
Along the way, Jenny shares her own journey as an autism advocate and mother as well as the progress of her son, Evan. Emotional and genuinely practical, MOTHER WARRIORS will inspire a generation of parents with hope.
MOTHERHOOD Making it work for you Jo Lamble & Sue Morris
This book was written to achieve two goals. Firstly for mothers to be able to read and learn about other mothers' experiences including their difficulties and their joys. It's important that mothers know they are not alone but that every situation is different. Secondly to pass on basic psychological skills and strategies which are incredibly useful. The title reflects the author's belief that motherhood is a very individual thing. No two women will experience motherhood in the same way. As such the book is not telling women how to do motherhood but rather about encouraging women to explore their own issues and to find ways to solve them so they can enjoy motherhood to the fullest. There are no right or wrong answers. MOTHERHOOD is not a parenting book. Throughout the book the reader will find exercises that require their input. The authors believe that these exercises are perhaps the most important components in each chapter as they are the vehicles for change. You will also notice that many areas overlap across chapters. No issue in motherhood occurs in isolation. Not just a book for women men might also find this book helpful in understanding a little better the joys and challenges that all mothers experience.
MOTHERS BOOK OF WELL-BEING Caring for Yourself So You Can Care for Your Baby Braner, Lisa Groen
The Mother's Book of Well-Being carries a mother through the first year of motherhood and beyond. Divided into fifty-two short chapters (read between changings!) - one for each week of the year - Lisa Groen Braner provides wise advice for new mothers and experienced mothers alike. Learn to take time for yourself and claim a few moments of peace, survive sleep deprivation, make room for romance with your partner, and tune into your "maternal wisdom."
Mina Parker has demonstrated her innate flair for unique and exquisite gift books with titles such as Mother Is a Verb, Her Inspiration, 100 Good Wishes for Baby, 100 Sweet Nothings for Baby, Half Full, and Silver Linings. She's done it again with this lovely homage to mothers everywhere. A wealth of inspiring quotes from sources as diverse as African proverbs and Sophia Loren, Washington Irving and Erma Bombeck, Erica Jong, Oprah Winfrey, and Honore Balzac are paired with single sentences in praise of a mother's love.
From the introduction: A mother's love is big as a house, deep as an ocean, constant as the moon. A mother's love is all encompassing, all knowing, and all forgiving. It is home. And yet, as big as it is, a mother's love remembers all the details and knows the littlest things can be the most important -- like how much chocolate to put in the milk . . .
MOVING BEYOND ADD/ADHD An Effective, All Natural, Holistic Mind-Body Approach Rita Kirsch and Avery Hart
This all-natural, holistic approach to A.D.D./A.D.H.D. teaches how those with ADD/ADHD and their loved ones can correct non productive communication and behaviour patterns that cause ADD and implement holistic health techniques, such as imagery and meditation, that naturally improve concentration levels.
In this second edition, the authors give up-to-date information about current drug therapies with penetrating insights about their use and abuse, challenging readers to either integrate holistic and conventional medical approaches or abandon alopathics all together.
Readers will appreciate the new workbook chapter in this edition, which is geared toward parents, teachers and therapists who wish to help people literally move beyond ADD and ADHD forever.
MOVING ON Finding Happiness in a Changed World Stuart Perrin
MOVING ON is a book of wisdom inspired not by the events of September 11th but by those of us wrestling daily with the lingering impact of those events. As Perrin reminds us it is not the world that has changed but rather our perception of the world that has been forever altered. MOVING ON is an offering for those that have gone inward to find answers. Beyond the aftermath of September 11th however are the countless events that occur in individual lives that make the world seem changed. Separation divorce job loss illness loss of a loved one-all of these are personal situations in which we all need a little perspective and wisdom in order to move on. No matter what life holds for us MOVING ON offers thoughts for remaining in the moment and looking for the possibilities that always lie hidden among the refuse. ¨ Street and soul-wise aphorisms for a new generation of seeker ¨ A perfect gift for anyone dealing with difficult life circumstances ¨ Perrin captures the essence of what it means to be human and what it takes to be happy
MOVING THROUGH FEAR Cultivating the 7 Spiritual Instincts Jeff Golliher
In seeking truth, success and ultimately a happy life, there is no escaping fear; even while we may not always perceive it, fear is ever present. But what is it? What are we afraid of 'really' and what can we do about it? These are the questions that Jeff Golliher answers in MOVING THROUGH FEAR, a sensitive, personal and wholly inspiring work of guidance.
In this original and exciting work of spiritual self-help, Golliher illuminates five insights about fear and then reveals - chapter by chapter - the seven instincts that can allow each of us to move from a life of fear to one of freedom. As we cultivate each of these seven instincts, we will in turn be creating a life where fear doesn't rule our emotions and hold our lives hostage.
Through a mix of stories and anecdotes, Golliher illustrates the nature of man - from his cultivation of love and justice to the power of community - before tackling fear and its role in these aspects of our lives. Spiritual practices follow and the reader is encouraged to develop his tools for navigating and ultimately moving through fear.
MR EVERITS SECRET What I Learned from the Worlds Richest Man Alan H. Cohen
In the tradition of Who Moved My Cheese? MR. EVERIT'S SECRET is a modern-day parable that examines many of our preconceived notions about money and our ability to create the good life. When the story's narrator is hired to manage Mr. Everit's wheelbarrow factory he soon finds he's taken on not only a new job but also a boss who seems bent on re-arranging his entire belief structure. Instead of quitting he accepts Mr. Everit's challenge to overcome his self-limiting thoughts about success and happiness and instead learns that life gives you what you need if you are willing to accept it. In a series of brief but illuminating stories the enigmatic Mr. Everit imparts important lessons about changing from a fear mentality to a wealth mentality overcoming small and self-defeating modes of thinking and taking care of people while letting life take care of you. ¨ From the bestselling author of Why Your Life Sucks and The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore ¨ Fifteen stories short enough to read in ten minutes but vivid enough to stick with you for a lifetime
MULTISENSORY HUMAN The Evolution of the Soul Kathy Callahan
In THE MULTISENSORY HUMAN Dr Callahan traces our creation and development as whole beings and proposes what the next step will likely be. As a species we are reaching the higher awareness that we are not just bodies but immortal souls. Dr. Callahan traces our past to better map out our future as a species. So profound is the transformation into our emerging intuition she proposes a new human subspecies Homo Intueri which refers to our rapidly expanding ability to acquire knowledge from within. Drawing on current anthropology the Edgar Cayce psychic readings the Bible the Marian apparitions Nostradamus' prophecies the Hopi tradition and other sources Dr. Callahan traces our creation and development as whole beings and proposes what the next steps are likely to be.