Hardship Health Womens Lives

Author: Hilary Graham
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317866932
Format: PDF, ePub
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First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Note to Self

Author: Andrea Buchanan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416958024
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Thirty inspiring women share the enduring lessons they have learned from the defining moments of their lives. Life rarely works out exactly as we plan. Rejection by a cherished friend, the onset of an unexpected illness, struggle with body image and self-perception -- these experiences may challenge us, but our triumphs come to define us. We find comfort, joy, tears, and laughter in the wisdom, insight, and empathy we gain. In Note to Self, thirty dynamic women share their inspirational stories with writer, director, and television and film producer Andrea Buchanan. Celebrities such as Grammy Award-winning rock star Sheryl Crow and Emmy Award-winning actress Camryn Manheim join stuntwoman Stacy Courtney, football player Katie Hnida, seventy- year-old HIV-positive grandmother Beverly London, and alcoholic-turned-interventionist Candy Finnigan to reflect on their unforgettable stories of redemption. Punctuated by tears and laughter, these poignant tales are full of incredible strength, invaluable knowledge, insurmountable odds, helpful survival instincts, amazing willpower, humiliation -- sometimes on a national level -- and a hefty dose of humor. These unstoppable women emerged stronger, wiser, and more successful from the often painful and humbling turning points in their lives. While none of their unique stories will fit neatly on a sticky note you can tape to your wall, each of them carries an indelible message that can.

Hardship and high living

Author: Nellie Ó Cléirigh
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780951924914
Format: PDF
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In the nineteenth century, Irish women lived extraordinary lives yet their testimonies are rarely heard. Using original manuscripts - diaries, memoirs, letters and signed witness statements - historian Nellie Ó Cléirigh brings us the authentic voices of a diverse range of women, from society hostesses planning dinner parties for prime ministers, to women such as novelist Maria Edgeworth trying to bring relief to famine victims, to post-Famine émigrés and to the destitute women enduring harsh and brutal regimes in workhouses. Hardship and High Living provides fascinating new insights into the reality of women's lives from 1800 to 1923, a period during which Irish society underwent a complete transformation.

Issues in Women s Health and Women s Studies Research 2011 Edition

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Publisher: ScholarlyEditions
ISBN: 1464966087
Format: PDF, ePub
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Issues in Women's Health and Women's Studies Research: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Women's Health and Women's Studies Research. The editors have built Issues in Women's Health and Women's Studies Research: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Women's Health and Women's Studies Research in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Women's Health and Women's Studies Research: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Young Adult Women Work and Family

Author: Maureen Padfield
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317791657
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Adversity Advantage

Author: Jude Miller Burke
Publisher: Wisdom Editions
ISBN: 9781939548672
Format: PDF
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BASED ON A UNIQUE FIVE-YEAR STUDY of over 300 high- achieving men and women, The Adversity Advantage, uncovers how common and impactful childhood problems are for both sexes. Real and inspiring stories, insights and techniques for overcoming childhood misfortune, workplace benefits to hard-earned survival skills, and pivotal career decisions are described. In The Adversity Advantage, Jude Miller Burke, a psychologist and executive coach, reveals pathways to: - Overcome low self-esteem, shame, and workplace triggers - Understand your values and find your authentic voice - Improve boundaries, communication, and conflict negotiation skills - Connect your childhood to improve your leadership style - Understand the impact of an adult toxic relationship on your career Regardless of your family background or childhood troubles, this is a book that should be read by all men and women who want to turn their childhood hardships into career and life success.

Disabled Children and the Law

Author: Janet Read
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846424885
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Now in its completely updated second edition, this accessible guide provides essential information about how the law can be used to promote good practice and policy development for disabled children and young people. The authors take an anti-discriminatory and inclusive approach that involves parents and children in decision-making and advocacy. They summarise recent research on common needs and problems of disabled children, young adults and their families, and what support services are valued by them. Individual chapters cover issues affecting children at different stages in the lifecourse, including receiving diagnosis, ensuring educational and social inclusion, and establishing autonomy and independence in early adulthood. The overlapping legal responsibilities of social services, health and education are explained and changes arising from the Children Act 2004 are highlighted. Disabled Children and the Law is an essential reference for practitioners, policy makers, students and families.

Eating Bitterness

Author: Michelle Loyalka
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520280369
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Every year over 200 million peasants flock to China’s urban centers, providing a profusion of cheap labor that helps fuel the country’s staggering economic growth. Award-winning journalist Michelle Dammon Loyalka follows the trials and triumphs of eight such migrants—including a vegetable vendor, an itinerant knife sharpener, a free-spirited recycler, and a cash-strapped mother—offering an inside look at the pain, self-sacrifice, and uncertainty underlying China’s dramatic national transformation. At the heart of the book lies each person’s ability to “eat bitterness”—a term that roughly means to endure hardships, overcome difficulties, and forge ahead. These stories illustrate why China continues to advance, even as the rest of the world remains embroiled in financial turmoil. At the same time, Eating Bitterness demonstrates how dealing with the issues facing this class of people constitutes China’s most pressing domestic challenge.

Education Social Status and Health

Author: John Mirowsky
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351328069
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Education forms a unique dimension of social status, with qualities that make it especially important to health. It influences health in ways that are varied, present at all stages of adult life, cumulative, self-amplifying, and uniformly positive. Educational attainment marks social status at the beginning of adulthood, functioning as the main bridge between the status of one generation and the next, and also as the main avenue of upward mobility. It precedes the other acquired social statuses and substantially influences them, including occupational status, earnings, and personal and household income and wealth. Education creates desirable outcomes because it trains individuals to acquire, evaluate, and use information. It teaches individuals to tap the power of knowledge. Education develops the learned effectiveness that enables self-direction toward any and all values sought, including health. For decades American health sciences has acted as if social status had little bearing on health. The ascendance of clinical medicine within a culture of individualism probably accounts for that omission. But research on chronic diseases over the last half of the twentieth century forced science to think differently about the causes of disease. Despite the institutional and cultural forces focusing medical research on distinctive proximate causes of specific diseases, researchers were forced to look over their shoulders, back toward more distant causes of many diseases. Some fully turned their orientation toward the social status of health, looking for the origins of that cascade of disease and disability flowing daily through clinics. Why is it that people with higher socioeconomic status have better health than lower status individuals? The authors, who are well recognized for their strength in survey research on a broad national scale, draw on findings and ideas from many sciences, including demography, economics, social psychology, and the health sciences. People who are well educated feel in control of their lives, which encourages and enables a healthy lifestyle. In addition, learned effectiveness, a practical end of that education, enables them to find work that is autonomous and creative, thereby promoting good health.

China s Millennials

Author: Eric Fish
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 144224884X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Eric Fish provides compelling portraits of young Chinese as they struggle to cope with their country’s wrenching socioeconomic and demographic transition after years of lofty expectations. He deftly captures their hopes, disillusionment, and rebellion in a system that is scrambling to keep them in line as they increasingly refuse to conform.