Beneath The Surface

Author: Michael Phelps
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1683580885
Size: 64.59 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Prepare to peek into the mind of a champion, known as the most decorated Olympian of all time with 28 medals, including 23 gold, with this newly updated edition of Michael Phelps’s autobiography, Beneath the Surface. In this candid memoir, Phelps talks openly about his battle with attention deficit disorder, the trauma of his parents’ divorce, and the challenges that come with being thrust into the limelight. Readers worldwide will relive all the heart-stopping glory as Phelps completes his journey from the youngest man to ever set a world swimming record in 2001, to an Olympic powerhouse in 2008, to surpassing the greatest athlete of ancient Greece, Leonidas of Rhodes, with 13 triumphs in 2016. Athletes and fans alike will be fascinated by insights into Phelps’s training, mental preparation, and behind-the-scenes perspective on international athletic competitions. A chronicle of Phelps’s evolution from awkward teenager to record-breaking powerhouse, Beneath the Surface is a must-read for any sports fan.

Beneath The Surface

Author: Kristi Hugstad
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608686361
Size: 19.30 MB
Format: PDF
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YOU DON’T HAVE TO COPE ALONE Depression and mental illness don’t discriminate. Even in the most picture-perfect life, confusion and turmoil are often lurking beneath the surface. For a teenager in a world where anxiety, depression, and other mental illnesses are commonplace, life can sometimes feel impossible. Whether or not you or someone you love is suffering from any of these issues, it’s important to be able to recognize the warning signs of mental illness and know where to turn for help. This comprehensive guide provides the information, encouragement, and tactical guidance you need to help yourself or others experiencing: • Depression • Academic or parental pressures • Eating disorders • Bullying • Self-harm • PTSD • Peer pressure • Anxiety • Substance abuse • Technology addiction • Suicidal thoughts or actions

Beneath The Surface

Author: John Hargrove
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466878819
Size: 54.55 MB
Format: PDF
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*Now a New York Times Best Seller* Over the course of two decades, John Hargrove worked with 20 different whales on two continents and at two of SeaWorld's U.S. facilities. For Hargrove, becoming an orca trainer fulfilled a childhood dream. However, as his experience with the whales deepened, Hargrove came to doubt that their needs could ever be met in captivity. When two fellow trainers were killed by orcas in marine parks, Hargrove decided that SeaWorld's wildly popular programs were both detrimental to the whales and ultimately unsafe for trainers. After leaving SeaWorld, Hargrove became one of the stars of the controversial documentary Blackfish. The outcry over the treatment of SeaWorld's orca has now expanded beyond the outlines sketched by the award-winning documentary, with Hargrove contributing his expertise to an advocacy movement that is convincing both federal and state governments to act. In Beneath the Surface, Hargrove paints a compelling portrait of these highly intelligent and social creatures, including his favorite whales Takara and her mother Kasatka, two of the most dominant orcas in SeaWorld. And he includes vibrant descriptions of the lives of orcas in the wild, contrasting their freedom in the ocean with their lives in SeaWorld. Hargrove's journey is one that humanity has just begun to take-toward the realization that the relationship between the human and animal worlds must be radically rethought.

Heal Beneath The Surface

Author: Crystal Sage
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1456728318
Size: 46.67 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book is intended to: Take the confusion and fear out of named disease by explaining disease in more generic terms. Explain the difference between True healing and disease maintenance. Describe how the cause of disease is ultimately all the same, independent of the individual names (labels) that are given by conventional doctors. Explain why labeling disease is unnecessary, delusive, and even harmful. Help you understand how most disease is not (ultimately) caused by outside forces. Explain how allergies to nutrients contribute to most chronic disease. Describe how all chronic diseases are an accumulation of various toxicities, deficiencies and erroneous programming. Explain how healing is just a matter of erasing (healing) all the many layers of erroneous programming. Inform people of simple healing techniques that reverse allergies and all chronic disease symptoms from the level of causation. Explain the meaning of disease. Help people understand why a diagnosis or the name of their disease should not limit their ability to heal. Expound on the mind-body connection and the importance of healing the emotional (stress) component of disease. Illustrate what you can do to begin taking responsibility for your health, so you can begin your journey of healing today.

Living Beneath The Surface My Journey Through Love Loss And Forgiveness

Author: Krista Bennett-Bruns
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 9781545617618
Size: 29.55 MB
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"Why God? Why does a child have to die when murderers and rapists and terrorists get to live? Why take a four-year-old who was innocent and full of pure love?" These are the questions that haunted author Krista Bennett-Bruns after the heartbreaking loss of her young son, Sutton. After Sutton's death, Krista encountered a barrage of agonizing emotions: Intense grief and pain over being separated from her son too soon. Rage and disgust toward the first responders who had jeopardized Sutton's chances of survival by refusing the help of doctors on the scene. Anger toward the hospital staff who had kept her from holding her son after his death. Disgust and hate toward herself for not being able to save Sutton. In Living Beneath the Surface: My Journey through Love, Loss, and Forgiveness, Krista shares her story of walking down the path of these ugly emotions for days, weeks, and years after her son's death, unafraid to reveal the darkness of the journey. But as Krista shows in her heart-touching memoir, sharing everything from Sutton's death to her exhausting battle with a serious medical illness, darkness cannot overcome the light of Christ, who shines brightly even in the darkest of moments through the power of forgiveness and renewed purpose. Join Krista on the journey as she peels back the layers of her life and pours out her heart through her story, a story that shows that God has a full-circle purpose for your life regardless of the trials you go through along the way.

My Story In The Philippines In First Person

Author: Peter Robinson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469125714
Size: 23.88 MB
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Fate has its way of letting seemingly simple things irrevocably alter the course of people s lives. This is what Larry Bulger, the hero in Peter Robinson s new novel, My Story in the Philippines in First Person, discovers. At 30 years old, Larry is enjoying the rewards that his life and career in the engineering industry brought him. When he signs a contract to work overseas in the Philippines he has no idea that the decision will propel him on his first true adventure and inextricably change his life. From the bustling urban maze work of Manila (the country s capital) to the mesmerizing Chocolate Hills of Bohol to the anxiety-ridden streets of Basilan, Larry s voyage will be riddled with excitement, new discoveries, intriguing personalities and, unexpectedly, danger. As Larry becomes immersed in the unique culture and life, he also becomes enmeshed in perilous circumstances he never thought were possible. Soon, Larry will realize some enlightening truths about himself. Peopled by richly-drawn characters, My Story in the Philippines in First Person unfolds to an adventure of a lifetime and a window into an enchantingly exotic world.

Beneath The Surface

Author: Miranda Rae Carter
Publisher: FriesenPress
ISBN: 1460219791
Size: 42.42 MB
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Adolescence hasn’t been fun for Liss Lawrence. And after a year in Vancouver, when she’s finally adjusted to her new situation, a freak car accident sends her life spinning out of control and crashing into the world of the malions, a hidden race silently helping humanity from secret enclaves underground. Liss’s knowledge of the malions endangers her family when Jaredsons Securities takes an interest in her accident. Few know the men of Jaredsons Securities, an international intelligence company specializing in missing persons cases, are actually the Vykhars, ancient malion enemies whose true purpose is the eradication of the malion race. The Vykhars will stop at nothing to discover if Liss is connected with the malions, and if they do, they will exploit her. Perhaps more dangerous still are Liss’s growing feelings for Rion, a strong-willed malion scarred by his encounters with Vykhars and carrying a secret that could destroy their relationship. But Liss has a secret and scars of her own, and Rion’s fiercely protective nature threatens to tear them back open. Can this pair of unlikely lovers survive the dangers of the Vykhars? And can their love survive their own misconceptions?

This Is My Story This Is My Song

Author: Betty Pulkingham
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1449723403
Size: 17.61 MB
Format: PDF
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Betty Carr Pulkingham grew up in North Carolina and received a bachelor of science in music from Womens College, UNC. Following graduate studies at the Eastman School of Music, she taught music theory at the University of Texas for four years and then directed both church and secular choirs. For seven years she directed the choir of the Church of the Redeemer in Houston, where her husband served as rector. They became founding members of the Community of Celebration. During the years of the Communitys residence in Great Britain (197485), Betty played a primary role in developing resources for Christian worship and nurture. She co-edited three contemporary songbooksSound of Living Waters, Fresh Sounds, and Cry Hosanna!and a hymnal supplement called Come Celebrate! for major publishers in the UK and the USA. Other published works include two books (Little Things in the Hands of a Big God and Sing God a Simple Song); a responsorial Psalter for Years A, B, and C; hymns and octavo anthems; music for children; and four settings of music for the Eucharist. She helped produce more than forty recordings and served on the Episcopal Churchs Standing Commission on Church Music. A significant aspect of Pulkinghams teaching ministry has been her ability to blend the discipline of traditional, classical musicianship with folk arts to draw congregations into a deepened and lively experience of worship. In 2006 she received the honorary doctor of humane letters degree from Protestant Episcopal Theological Seminary in Virginia, and in 2007 she received the degree of Doctoris in Sacris Litteris from Wycliff College of the University of Toronto. She and Graham have six children. Since his death, Pulkingham has made her home in Burlington, North Carolina. She remains a Companion of the Community of Celebration in Aliquippa, PA.

The Stories We Are

Author: William Randall
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442617675
Size: 59.96 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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From time to time we all tend to wonder what sort of “story” our life might comprise: what it means, where it is going, and whether it hangs together as a whole. In The Stories We Are, William Lowell Randall explores the links between literature and life and speculates on the range of storytelling styles through which people compose their lives. In doing so, he draws on a variety of fields, including psychology, psychotherapy, theology, philosophy, feminist theory, and literary theory. Using categories like plot, character, point of view, and style, Randall plays with the possibility that we each make sense of the events of our lives to the extent that we weave them into our own unfolding novel, as simultaneously its author, narrator, main character, and reader. In the process, he offers us a unique perspective on features of our day-to-day world such as secrecy, self-deception, gossip, prejudice, intimacy, maturity, and the proverbial “art of living.” First published in 1995, this second edition of The Stories We Are includes a new preface and afterword by the author that offer insight into his argument and evolution as a scholar, as well as an illuminating foreword by Ruthellen Josselson.