If Your Body Could Talk

Author: Jacquie Sharples
Publisher: Carpe Diem Wellbeing Pty Limited
ISBN: 9780987479600
Format: PDF, ePub
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If your body could talk, is a book written for women struggling to find time for their bodies, written by a woman who has been there and experienced it firsthand. If your body could talk, is a collection of letters written from your body to you. Ask yourself the question, if your body could talk what would it say? "Did you hear me at dinner tonight when I was trying to signal that we were full?" "I felt so good after you did that workout today. I loved every second of it." "Please don't hate me or look at me in disgust." "I want to be your partner in a long, healthy and happy life. Not something you look at and cringe and something that you take for granted." If your body had choice who owned it, would it choose you, or trade you in for someone who treats it with more respect? Your career, your social life and your to-do list - they can wait. You only get one body and one life. It's time to listen to what it's saying and show yourself some love. It's time to listen to your body, and hear what it's telling you. Jacquie Sharples is a fitness and wellbeing coach and co-founder of Carpe Diem Wellbeing. After years seeing women frustrated with the number of confusing messages that made getting into shape even harder, Jacquie moved from a career as a corporate engineer, to devoting her time to help women get some bodylove. For more please visit www.ifyourbodycouldtalkbook.com.au and www.carpediemwellbeing.com.au

If Our Bodies Could Talk

Author: James Hamblin
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 1101970820
Format: PDF, ePub
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"An empirical, exhaustive, and entertaining look at the body and its functions, in the vein of the author's stories and viral video series for The Atlantic on sleep, aging, diet, and more, examining and reassessing those health concerns that never seem to go away"--

Between the World and Me

Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 0679645985
Format: PDF, ePub
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Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States” (The New York Observer) #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER | NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER | PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST | NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST | NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • O: The Oprah Magazine • The Washington Post • People • Entertainment Weekly • Vogue • Los Angeles Times • San Francisco Chronicle • Chicago Tribune • New York • Newsday • Library Journal • Publishers Weekly In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men—bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden? Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates’s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son—and readers—the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children’s lives were taken as American plunder. Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward. Praise for Between the World and Me “Powerful . . . a searing meditation on what it means to be black in America today.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “Eloquent . . . in the tradition of James Baldwin with echoes of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man . . . an autobiography of the black body in America.”—The Boston Globe “Brilliant . . . [Coates] is firing on all cylinders.”—The Washington Post “Urgent, lyrical, and devastating . . . a new classic of our time.”—Vogue “A crucial book during this moment of generational awakening.”—The New Yorker “Titanic and timely . . . essential reading.”—Entertainment Weekly

Just One Thing

Author: Rick Hanson
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1608820327
Format: PDF
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You’ve heard the expression, “It’s the little things that count.” Research has shown that little daily practices can change the way your brain works, too. This book offers simple brain-training practices you can do every day to protect against stress, lift your mood, and find greater emotional resilience. Just One Thing is a treasure chest of over fifty practices created specifically to deepen your sense of well-being and unconditional happiness. Just one practice each day can help you: Be good to yourself Enjoy life as it is Build on your strengths Be more effective at home and work Make peace with your emotions

Keep It Good Understanding Creation Care through Parables

Author: Lindsay Linsky
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0997590904
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Keep It Good examines creation from a creative and unique perspective. A perspective that is not political, not overly scientific, and not judgmental: with parables. Through stories about a family's struggles and successes, teenage escapades, tragic mistakes, historical figures, and modern day versions of literary pieces, Keep It Good will open your eyes to how Christians are missing the mark when it comes to God's creation and provide practical suggestions for how to get there.After all, how would you want your children treating your creation?"In recent years it has become evident that somewhere down the line Evangelical Christians' neglected the biblical mandate to be stewards of God's amazing creation. As a result, many Christians today mistakenly perceive environmentalism as a liberal agenda. Lindsay Linsky's book, Keep It Good is a creative call exhorting the church to not only embrace creation's care, but to respond to the extreme poor, those who are the most vulnerable to environmental decline, with justice and compassion." Tri RobinsonAuthor of Saving God's Green EarthDirector of i-61 Ministries

How Many Letters Are In Goodbye

Author: Yvonne Cassidy
Publisher: North Star Editions, Inc.
ISBN: 0738748889
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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I’m crying again, Mum. I’m crying because I don’t know how many letters I have to write to say goodbye to you. More than anything, I wish I knew. Seventeen-year-old Rhea Farrell has scars from a childhood accident in which she lost her arm. But she also carries scars that aren’t so visible— the loss of a mother she hardly remembers, the impact of her father’s drinking, and her confusion and pain around accepting her sexuality. When Rhea runs away, she turns to the person she’s always wished she could confide in: her mother. And just like she used to do as a little girl, Rhea starts to write her letters—to tell her things she can’t tell anyone else, to share her fears, to ask for help. Rhea’s journey on the streets of New York brings her deeper into her mother’s past, where she uncovers buried family secrets. And as she finds out more about the woman her mother truly was, Rhea also discovers just what kind of woman she wants to be.

Every Day

Author: David Levithan
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0307975630
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING LOVE STORY SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE! “[A] wise, wildly unique” (Entertainment Weekly) love story from the New York Times bestselling co-author of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist and Will Grayson, Will Grayson about a teen who wakes up every morning in a different body, living a different life. Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl. There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere. It’s all fine until the morning that A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone he wants to be with—day in, day out, day after day. With his new novel, David Levithan, bestselling co-author of Will Grayson, Will Grayson, and Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, has pushed himself to new creative heights. He has written a captivating story that will fascinate readers as they begin to comprehend the complexities of life and love in A’s world, as A and Rhiannon seek to discover if you can truly love someone who is destined to change every day. “A story that is always alluring, oftentimes humorous and much like love itself— splendorous.” —Los Angeles Times

What I Know Now

Author: Ellyn Spragins
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0767929322
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If you could send a letter back through time to your younger self, what would the letter say? In this moving collection, forty-one famous women write letters to the women they once were, filled with advice and insights they wish they had had when they were younger. Today show correspondent Ann Curry writes to herself as a rookie reporter in her first job, telling herself not to change so much to fit in, urging her young self, “It is time to be bold about who you really are.” Country music superstar Lee Ann Womack reflects on the stressed-out year spent recording her first album and encourages her younger self to enjoy the moment, not just the end result. And Maya Angelou, leaving home at seventeen with a newborn baby in her arms, assures herself she will succeed on her own, even if she does return home every now and then. These remarkable women are joined by Madeleine Albright, Queen Noor of Jordan, Cokie Roberts, Naomi Wolf, Eileen Fisher, Jane Kaczmarek, Olympia Dukakis, Macy Gray, and many others. Their letters contain rare glimpses into the personal lives of extraordinary women and powerful wisdom that readers will treasure. Wisdom from What I Know Now “Don’t let anybody raise you. You’ve been raised.” —Maya Angelou “Try more things. Cross more lines.” —Breena Clarke “Learn how to celebrate.” —Olympia Dukakis “You don’t have to be afraid of living alone.” —Eileen Fisher “Please yourself first . . . everything else follows.” —Macy Gray “Don’t be so quick to dismiss another human being.” —Barbara Boxer “Work should not be work.” —Mary Matalin “You can leave the work world—and come back on your own terms.” —Cokie Roberts “Laundry will wait very patiently.” —Nora Roberts “Your hair matters far, far less than you think” —Lisa Scottoline “Speak the truth but ride a fast horse.” —Kitty Kelley