Mourning and Milestones

Author: Kathleen Fraser
Publisher: Turning Stone Press
ISBN: 1618521039
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Grief can drive you to your knees, overtake you suddenly, and challenge you over and over again to find ways to simultaneously live and mourn. Its ability to exhaust us and to shake our stability seems to be greatest on special occasions. It is these landmark days that most challenge our ability to be present and find ways to make it through the day. Mourning and Milestones: Honoring Anniversaries, Birthdays and Special Occasions After a Loved One Dies helps to ease the burden of invention for grievers who are searching for ways to both honor their loss and live in the present. Widow, and bereavement group facilitator Kathleen Fraser shares her struggle finding ways to meet the challenges of these difficult days after the death of her husband. Based upon her own experiences with diminished capacity, fear of getting lost in grief, and a general sense of unmooring, Kathleen offers functional strategies for planning ahead, seeking gratitude where it can be found and trusting others to help.

From Lemons to Lemonade

Author: Gerri Mungin
Publisher: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1504350456
Format: PDF, ePub
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Lemons to Lemonade is a story of loss and more. It is also a love story and a story of renewal. Gerri Mungin grew up in the middle of 1960s New York City. There she found love, married her childhood sweetheart, Ted, and went on to live her version of the American dream. Gerri and Ted moved from New York to the San Francisco Bay Area, the first in their families to leave the nest. On the West Coast they laugh, cry, love, argue, kiss and make up, and raise two children. They retire to the beautiful community of Huntersville, North Carolina where they live an idyllic lifeuntil death comes knocking. A warm, honest, sad, deeply moving as well as hopeful and thought provoking story, follow Gerri as she deals with the challenges that will face us all one day.

Jesus Centered Life

Author: Rick Lawrence
Publisher: Group Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1470728281
Format: PDF, Docs
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You know Jesus, You think he’s a nice guy,and you never forget his birthday.But the truth is...you want more than that. You’re bored. Exhausted. Tired of the grind. You’re done with hearing about Jesus in sermons. Reading about Jesus in devotions. You want to encounter Jesus—and know him for who he really is. You want to experience Jesus’ love, not just admire him. To become a follower, not just a fan. The Jesus-Centered Life... • invites you into wonder as you explore the magnetic force of the real Jesus • frees you from a “trying harder to get better” lifestyle, so you can follow Jesus instead • walks you through one-of-a-kind practices that lead you into actual encounters with Jesus Packed with easy, natural, everyday life practices that transform how you see Jesus, The Jesus-Centered Life is the perfect antidote for a ho-hum connection to Jesus—a fresh invitation for you to make Jesus the center of your life. This book helps you chart a clear, fulfilling path straight to the Jesus who loves you.

The Social History of the American Family

Author: Marilyn J. Coleman
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483370429
Format: PDF
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The American family has come a long way from the days of the idealized family portrayed in iconic television shows of the 1950s and 1960s. The four volumes of The Social History of the American Family explore the vital role of the family as the fundamental social unit across the span of American history. Experiences of family life shape so much of an individual’s development and identity, yet the patterns of family structure, family life, and family transition vary across time, space, and socioeconomic contexts. Both the definition of who or what counts as family and representations of the “ideal” family have changed over time to reflect changing mores, changing living standards and lifestyles, and increased levels of social heterogeneity. Available in both digital and print formats, this carefully balanced academic work chronicles the social, cultural, economic, and political aspects of American families from the colonial period to the present. Key themes include families and culture (including mass media), families and religion, families and the economy, families and social issues, families and social stratification and conflict, family structures (including marriage and divorce, gender roles, parenting and children, and mixed and non-modal family forms), and family law and policy. Features: Approximately 600 articles, richly illustrated with historical photographs and color photos in the digital edition, provide historical context for students. A collection of primary source documents demonstrate themes across time. The signed articles, with cross references and Further Readings, are accompanied by a Reader’s Guide, Chronology of American Families, Resource Guide, Glossary, and thorough index. The Social History of the American Family is an ideal reference for students and researchers who want to explore political and social debates about the importance of the family and its evolving constructions.

How to Bury a Goldfish

Author: Virginia E. Lang
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
ISBN: 9781558965195
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"How to Bury a Goldfish" instills meaning in the passages of everyday life. It melds many of the world's oldest traditions with contemporary celebrations, allowing people to honor life's events in tangible ways. Not a book of complex rituals with several elements, this is a collection of simple celebrations for anyone in the family. 7 illustrations.

Das Jahr magischen Denkens

Author: Joan Didion
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 3843710090
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Die große amerikanische Schriftstellerin Joan Didion schreibt über die Trauer nach dem Tod ihres Ehemannes und über ihren Versuch, das Unfassbare begreiflich zu machen. Ein sehr offenes, sehr persönliches Buch, das zugleich von beeindruckender Allgemeingültigkeit ist. Joan Didion wurde dafür in den USA mit dem National Book Award ausgezeichnet. Entdecken Sie auch das Hörbuch zu diesem Titel!