Consolations

Author: David Whyte
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 9781786897633
Size: 35.44 MB
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In Consolations David Whyte unpacks aspects of being human that many of us spend our lives trying vainly to avoid - loss, heartbreak, vulnerability, fear - boldly reinterpreting them, fully embracing their complexity, never shying away from paradox in his relentless search for truth.Beginning with 'Alone' and closing with 'Work', each chapter in this life-affirming book is a meditation on meaning and context, an invitation to shift and broaden our perspectives on life: pain and joy, honesty and anger, confession and vulnerability, the experience of feeling overwhelmed and the desire to run away from it all. Through this lens, procrastination may be a necessary ripening; hiding an act of freedom; and shyness something that accompanies the first stage of revelation.Consolations invites readers into a poetic and thoughtful consideration of words whose meaning and interpretation influence the paths we choose and the way we traverse them throughout our lives.

Everyday Gratitude

Author: A Network for Grateful Living
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1635860636
Size: 52.37 MB
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A Network for Grateful Living curates this collection of quotes and reflections aiming to help you discover that the roots of happiness lie in gratefulness. Inspiration from well-known minds such as Maya Angelou, Confucius, and Anne Frank is combined with original reflections and practices that will help you recognize the abundance of everyday opportunities for gratitude and joy. Hand-lettered art makes this beautifully designed collection a gift to treasure, regardless of whether you keep it for yourself or give it to a loved one.

Beyond Self Care For Helping Professionals

Author: Lisa D. Hinz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315316420
Size: 22.16 MB
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Beyond Self-Care for Helping Professionals is an innovative guide to professional self-care focused not just on avoiding the consequences of failing to take care of oneself, but on optimal health and positive psychology. This new volume builds upon the Expressive Therapies Continuum to introduce the Life Enrichment Model, a strengths-based model that encourages mindful participation in a broad array of enriching experiences. By enabling therapists and other Helping Professionals to develop a rich emotional, intellectual, and creative foundation to their lives and clinical practices, this guide sets a new standard for self-care in the helping professions.

Lifelines

Author: Martin Wroe
Publisher: Unbound Publishing
ISBN: 1783526297
Size: 47.82 MB
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'Wisdom on how to live.' Matt Haig 'Beautiful, wise and playful.' Brene Brown Some days arrive with questions so vast we feel like strangers on earth. Other times our joy makes us feel entirely at home in ourselves. So where do we find inspiration for living a good life? Drawing on lifelines thrown down by poets, thinkers and dreamers, the sceptical and the faithful, Malcolm Doney and Martin Wroe suggest that how we live may be more important than what we believe. How do I make a good decision? Can I forgive him? Will this darkness pass? Do I say something or keep quiet? Less of an instruction manual and more of a sketchbook, these are lines for living rewarding days. 'Sacred text for the more earthy reader.' Bono 'Challenging, profound and generous...' Vanessa Kisuule 'Wonderful combination of hard-won wisdom and memorable quotes.' Richard Rohr

Introduction To Executive Protection

Author: Peter D. Lucash
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498717616
Size: 46.85 MB
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At a time when personal security risks are on the rise internationally, Introduction to Executive Protection, Third Edition takes readers beyond "the wizards curtain" of fear, unawareness, and surprise to give them the tools to sharpen or renew their skills so those they are tasked with protecting remain safe.This third edition of a bestselle

Mind Over Memes

Author: Diana Senechal
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538115174
Size: 48.49 MB
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Too often our use of language has become lazy, frivolous, and even counterproductive. We rely on clichés and bromides to communicate in such a way that our intentions are lost or misinterpreted. In a culture of “takeaways” and buzzwords, it requires study and cunning to keep language alive. In Mind over Memes: Passive Listening, Toxic Talk, and Other Modern Language Follies, Diana Senechal examines words, concepts, and phrases that demand reappraisal. Targeting a variety of terms, the author contends that a “good fit” may not always be desirable; delivers a takedown of the adjective “toxic”; and argues that “social justice” must take its place among other justices. This book also includes a critique of our modern emphasis on takeaways, quick answers, and immediate utility. By scrutinizing words and phrases that serve contemporary fads and follies, this book stands up against the excesses of language and offers some engaging alternatives. Drawing on literature, philosophy, social sciences, music, and technology, the author offers a rich framework to make fresh connections between topics. Combining sharp criticism, lyricism, and play, Mind over Memes argues for judicious and imaginative speech.