The Browsery : Books

Welcome to The Browsery book library, currently home to over 1200 specialised books. They are a collection of donated, found and purchased titles; new and second hand; fiction and non-fiction; medical and autobiographical; all with something different to offer

All of these books are available on loan from Hopeworks, with free reply paid envelope included for returns. We have also included a link to sites where you can purchase these books should you wish to.

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Categories:

ADHD (16 titles)
Headaches and Migraines (11 titles)
Asperger's Syndrome (13 titles)
Multiple Sclerosis (11 titles)
Social Issues (118 titles)
Nutrition (13 titles)
Neuro-biology, psychology, physiology (58 titles)
Carers (18 titles)
Dystonia (3 titles)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness and meditation (43 titles)
Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (50 titles)
Depression (40 titles)
Autism (24 titles)
Biography & Autobiography (145 titles)
Grief and loss (35 titles)
Miscellaneous (24 titles)
Energetic Medicine (39 titles)
School issues and the education system (47 titles)
Chronic Fatigue, chronic illness and chronic pain (39 titles)
Herbs and Herbal medicine (14 titles)
Abuse/Sexual Abuse (49 titles)
Fiction (27 titles)
Acoustic Neuroma (1 titles)
Physical Therapy/Exercise (61 titles)
Children/Teenagers (55 titles)
Stroke (18 titles)
Body, Mind & Spirit (113 titles)
Environmental Issues (21 titles)
Natural Medicine (67 titles)
Parkinson's Disease (10 titles)
Alzheimers/Dementia (22 titles)
Borderline Personality Disorder (3 titles)
Anxiety/Distress (23 titles)
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (1 titles)
Animal Rights (32 titles)
Bullying (16 titles)
Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion (30 titles)
Brain Tumours (4 titles)
Bipolar Disorder (10 titles)
Cerebral Palsy (1 titles)
Dyspraxia (4 titles)
Dyslexia (8 titles)
Schizophrenia (4 titles)
Sub-Category (1 titles)
Epilepsy (5 titles)
Essential Tremor (1 titles)
Suicide (6 titles)
Aphasia (5 titles)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (6 titles)
Motor Neurone Disease (6 titles)
Chemical Toxicity (6 titles)
Spinal Cord Injury (1 titles)
Muscular Dystrophy (1 titles)
Visual Dysfunction (1 titles)
Whiplash (2 titles)
Hearing Voices (1 titles)
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ADHD


100 Questions & Answers About Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Women and Girls - Patricia O Quinn (2010)

If you are a woman who has been diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or the parent of a girl with the condition, this book offers help. 100 Questions & Answers About Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Women and Girls provides authoritative, practical answers to common questions about this disorder. Written by a renowned ADHD specialist, this book presents important information about common symptoms, the diagnosis process, management, and sources of support for women and girls with ADHD. An invaluable resource, this book provides the necessary tools for anyone coping with the emotional turmoil caused by ADHD.

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Headaches and Migraines


15 Natural remedies for migraine headaches - Jay s Cohen (2013)

Over the last few years, several powerful and expensive migraine drugs have become available through prescription. Unfortunately, although many work, most have side effects that can cause individuals to stop treatment. For anyone who has yet to find relief from migraine attacks, best-selling author Dr. Jay Cohen one of the country's leading authorities on the dangers of prescription drugs offers a concise and practical guide to alternative treatments that are just as effective as their conventional counterparts, but are naturally safe.The book begins by explaining what migraines are. It then examines some of today's more popular migraine drugs, exploring both their effectiveness and their side effects. The remainder of the book provides a comprehensive listing of the most valuable natural migraine products available. Each entry includes an easy-to-understand explanation of what the product is, how it works, and what the recommended dosage is. When necessary, the author shares additonal cautions and considerations.The remedy that works for one person may not work for another. This book provides a range of safe treatments so that without suffering harmful reactions you can find the solution that will resolve your migraine pain once and for all."

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Asperger's Syndrome


22 Things a Woman Must Know If She Loves a Man with Asperger's Syndrome - Rudy Simone (2009)

Although having Asperger Syndrome (AS) can make romantic relations difficult, having a fulfilling relationship with an Asperger man is certainly not impossible. A woman in love with a man with AS may interpret his difficulties with communication and socialization as a lack of interest in the relationship. He may vacillate between being gentle and caring to seeming cold and distant. She may find his behaviour hard to understand, resulting in feelings of loneliness, isolation, and confusion. This book shows how to overcome these difficulties and maintain a loving relationship with an AS partner. From an unwillingness to show affection in public or even sleep in the same bed to problems holding down a job, this book looks at 22 common traits that women may discover when they are dating, living with or married to a man with Asperger's Syndrome. Rudy Simone explores the complications of Asperger's relationships with honesty and understanding, drawing on research and personal experience to inform and advise women with AS partners. She offers helpful tips for improving the relationship and finding fulfillment both individually and as a couple. This book will help women to understand the male Asperger's mind and, equally, it can help men with AS to see things from their partner's perspective. It will also be of interest to counsellors working with couples where the male partner has Asperger's Syndrome.

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Multiple Sclerosis


300 tips for making life with multiple sclerosis easier - Shelley Peterman Schwartz (1999)

Essential for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and their families, this book is filled tips, techniques and shortcuts learned from personal experience. The author offers guidelines and labor-saving tips that sufferers need to know, including how to conserve energy, how to do more of the things you want, and how to work smarter and achieve independence. Empowering, honest and down-to-earth, this book helps people with MS live life to the fullest.

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Social Issues


50 Facts That Should Change the World - Jessica Williams (2004)

From the inequalities and absurdities of the so-called developed West to the vast scale of suffering wreaked by war, famine and AIDS in developing countries, this paints a picture of shocking contrasts. Each fact from this eclectic range is followed by explanation and analysis.

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50 ways to do justice - Miriam Gluyas (2010)

Collection of brief ideas for combatting injustice in society for individuals, Salvation Army corps and local churches.

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Nutrition


7 Day Brain Boost Plan - Dr Allison C Lamont and Gillian M Eadie (2014)

A step-by-step plan developed by Dr Allison Lamont and Gillian Eadie. It's a 7-day plan: it shows you what to do and when; it shows you the best kinds of exercise; it shows you what to eat and when and the brain challenges you need each day. You'll set up new and effective memory habits. It helps you care for your mind as well as your body. It's a life-changing book with practical advise for eating well, brain exercises, and attitudes which, if followed, enhance the pleasures that accompany a healthy lifestyle.

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Neuro-biology, psychology, physiology


8 Keys to Brain-Body Balance - Robert Scaer (2012)

Understanding how our brains and bodies actually work is a powerful tool in mitigating the anxiety generated by unpleasant physical and emotional symptoms that we all may experience from time to time. Here, Robert Scaer unravels the complexities of the brain-body connection, equipping all those who are in distress with an explanation for how they feel. Making the science accessible, he outlines the core neurobiological concepts underlying the brain-body interface and explains why physical and emotional symptoms of stress and trauma occur. He explains why "feelings" represent physical sensations that inform us about the nature of our brain-body conflicts. He also offers practical, easy-to-implement strategies for strengthening motor skills, learning to listen to our gut to gauge our feelings, attuning to the present, and restoring personal boundaries to relieve symptoms and navigate a path to recovery.

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A Brain Wider Than the Sky - A Migraine Diary - Andrew Levy (2009)

With more than one in ten Americans affected, the phenomenon of migraine is widely prevalent and often ignored or misdiagnosed. By his mid-forties, Andrew Levy's migraines were occasional reminders of a persistent illness that he'd wrestled with half his life. Then, in 2006, Levy was struck almost daily by a series of debilitating migraines that kept him essentially bedridden for months. When possible, Levy kept careful track of what triggered an onset - the 'thin, taut' pain from drinking a bourbon, the stabbing pulse brought on by a few too many M&M's - and in luminous prose recounts his struggle to live with migraines, his meticulous attempts at calibrating his lifestyle to combat and avoid them, and the personal relationship a migraineur develops with the pain, delirium, and hallucinations. Levy read about personalities and artists throughout history with migraine - Alexander Pope, Nietzsche, Freud, Virginia Woolf, even Elvis - and researched the treatments for migraine sufferers. He candidly describes his rehabilitation with the aid of prescription drugs and his eventual re-emergence into the world, back to work and writing. An enthralling blend of memoir and provocative analysis, A Brain Wider Than the Sky offers rich insights into an illness whose effects are too often discounted and whose sufferers are too often overlooked.

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Carers


A Carer's Guide - Helping You Care for Someone with Alzheimer's or Other Dementias - Rosette Teitel and Sharon Wall (2003)

Every day in Australia, tens of thousands of people care for loved ones at home. This is often a difficult road for volunteer carers, particularly when the illness is a debilitating and progressive one such as dementia. Most carers find themselves thrust into the role ill-prepared and intimidated by a multitude of troubling questions. A Carers Guide combines useful information for all carers with a touching personal odyssey by Rosette Teitel, who nursed her husband through vascular dementia until his death. Specific information on requirements in Australia and New Zealand have been added by Sharon Wall, an Australian health professional, author and aged care consultant who draws on twenty-five years' experience in the aged care sector. Experiences of carers who describe their daily challenges in an honest and direct way are included throughout the book. A Carers Guide is a practical guide for carers that combines information on: the diagnosis and progression of dementias as well as treatments and alternatives, the effects of the disease and how to cope as a homecarer, giving and receiving help, sources of strength and courage, residential care, the last chapter in your loved one's life, scenes from a marriage with dementia, reflections on new beginnings after the stress of being a carer, the experiences of children of dementia sufferers, and frequently asked questions about dementia. Useful appendices include medication charts, a care facility checklist, explanations and samples of relevant legal documents - an Advance Directive (a 'Living Will')and a Power of Attorney form

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Dystonia


A Classical Guitarist's Story of recovery from Focal Dystonia, or Musician's Focal Dystonia of the hand - Apostolos Paraskevas (2013)

I was struck almost overnight by focal dystonia (FD) to my right hand after a concert. I invested close to 7,000 hours in successful self-rehabilitation over a period of four years and am now symptom free. My rehabilitation was based on reducing tension in my hand and retraining my brain through proper, relaxed hand movements, practiced extensively. In this article I share my path to recovery in hopes of helping other musicians with FD.

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness and meditation


A Clinician's guide to think good feel good - Paul Stallard (2005)

This is a companion guide to Think Good Feel Good: A Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Workbook for Children and Young People. Designed for clinicians using the original workbook in their work with children, the book builds upon the workbook materials by offering guidance on all aspects of the therapeutic process and a range of case studies highlighting therapy in action. Topics covered include parent involvement, key cognitive distortions in children, formulations, challenging thoughts, guided discovery and the use of imagery. Also included is a chapter focusing on possible problems in therapy and strategies for overcoming them. To supplement the workbook, the clinician's guide offers further materials and handouts for use in therapy, including psycho-educational materials for children and parents on common problems, such as depression, OCD, PTSD/Trauma and Anxiety

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Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder


A cupboard full of coats - Yvvette Edwards (2011)

t's been fourteen years since Jinx's mother was brutally stabbed to death in their home in East London. Fourteen years for Jinx to become accustomed to the huge weight of guilt and anger that has destroyed her life. Fourteen years to nurture an impossible shame. Out of nowhere, Lemon arrives on her doorstep. An old friend of her mother's, he wants to revisit the events leading to that terrible night, and Jinx sees the opportunity to confess, finally, her hand in the violence. But Lemon has his own secrets to share, and over the course of one weekend they strip away the layers of the past to lay bare a story full of jealousy and tragic betrayal. Narrated with a distinct and fiery spice, Jinx and Lemon must find their own paths to redemption in this stunning debut novel.

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Depression


A day called hope - Gareth O'Callaghan (2004)

For years Gareth O'Callaghan, one of Ireland's most popular broadcasters, suffered severe depression. No one guessed that as soon as he was off air, he would retreat to his bed, sometimes suicidal thoughts, and barely able to function as a husband and father of three small children. In this candid and courageous account, he describes the nightmare he and his family lived through for so long. He looks back to his childhood where he believes his low self-esteem took root, and traces a pattern common to many. As soon as he was diagnosed, Gareth began a determined fight back to health. Now fully recovered and no longer on anti-depressants, he has emerged with a deep understanding of how depression takes hold - and how to loosen its grasp. Here he shares his insight, practical knowledge, and convictions in a mission to spread hope to all those affected by it.

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Autism


A Friend Like Henry - Nuala Gardner (2008)

This is the inspiring account of a family's struggle to break into their son's autistic world - and how a beautiful retreiver dog made the real difference. Dale was still a baby when his parents realised that something wasn't right. Worried, his mother Nuala took him to see several doctors, before finally hearing the word 'autism' for the first time. Scared but determined that Dale should live a fulfilling life, Nuala describes her despair at her son's condition, her struggle to prevent Dale being excluded from a 'normal' education and her sense of hopeless isolation. Dale's autism was severe and violent and family life was a daily battleground. But the Gardner's lives were transformed when they welcomed a gorgeous Golden Retriever into the family. The special bond between Dale and his dog Henry helped them to produce the breakthrough in Dale they had long sought. From taking a bath to saying 'I love you', Henry helped introduce Dale to all the normal activities most parents take for granted, and set him on the road to being the charming and well-adjusted young man he is today. This is a heartrending and fascinating account of how one devoted and talented dog helped a little boy conquer his autism.
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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Nursing Home - A Different Handbook for Carers of Dementia - Jim Connor (1998)

Aims to help people come to grips with what happens and how to deal with the changes that come with any form of dementia. It is not however, a book of doom and gloom - quite the opposite. It is full of humour, bringing a spark of relief to what is so often a dark and frightful subject.

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Biography & Autobiography


A Gift of Stories: Discovering How to Deal With Mental Illness - Otago University Press (1999)

A Gift of Stories The life stories in this book are by people who at some point in their lives have been diagnosed with a mental illness which they have learned to deal with. They have found the courage to speak publicly about their experience in a world which is still prejudiced against people with mental illness.

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Grief and loss


A Good Friend for Bad Times: Helping Others Through Grief - Deborah E Bowen and Susan L Strickler (2004)

A Good Friend for Bad Times assists the reader in learning more about the grief process and provides guidelines of what a person might say or do to express their concern to a friend. Chapters cover many timely issues including anticipatory grief and supporting the family immediately after the death, during and after the ceremony, and in the weeks and years beyond. Special considerations are given to cases involving Alzheimer's, cancer, AIDS, suicide, the death of a child, miscarriage, abortion, death by catastrophe, and other situations. The book also suggests ways of providing support during holidays and special events and supporting children through grief.

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Miscellaneous


A guide to healing the family tree - Dr Kenneth Mcall (1997)

It was Ken's lifelong passion that this ministry of Generational healing of the family tree would become a normal part of the Church's ministry. this has to a large degree been realized, due also to the hard work of the memebers of the Generational Healing Trust which Ken helped to found.

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A guide to meditation - Lorraine Turner (2002)

Provides illustrated instructions and information for Meditation practice. Begins with the basics, examines the different aspects of meditation and the benefits. With glossary

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Energetic Medicine


A guide to polarity therapy - Maruti Seidman (2000)

This book explains the polarity system of healing, which combines diet, exercise, hands-on techniques, and positive attitudes to tap into spiritual, mental, physical, and emotional energies. Twenty-one different healing treatments are described in detail.

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School issues and the education system


A guide to student-centred learning - Donna Brandes and Paul Ginnis (1996)

This work shows how students of any age and ability can take responsibility for their own learning in an environment of positive regard, as teachers become facilitators rather than instructors.

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Chronic Fatigue, chronic illness and chronic pain


A Headache in the Pelvis Popular Medicine Health - David Wise (2015)

This groundbreaking book describes the Wise-Anderson Protocol for muscle-related pelvic pain in men and women, a new and revolutionary treatment developed at Stanford University. The Wise-Anderson Protocol involves the treatment of muscle-related pelvic pain and dysfunction, variously diagnosed as prostatitis, chronic pelvic pain syndrome, pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic floor myalgia, interstitial cystitis, urethral syndrome, levator ani syndrome, among other related diagnoses affecting some twenty million men and women in the United States. Specifically, The 6th edition of A Headache in the Pelvis adds new research recently published in the Journal of Urology done by the Wise-Anderson team describing the relationship of painful trigger points that refer and re-create specific symptoms of pelvic pain, new research done at Stanford on the relationship between early morning anxiety and those with pelvic pain, and firsthand stories from women who have undergone the Wise-Anderson Protocol, along with other new sections.

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A Long Way Gone : Memoirs of a Boy Soldier - Ishmal Beah (2007)

This is how wars are fought now: by children, hopped-up on drugs and wielding AK-47s. Children have become soldiers of choice. In the more than fifty conflicts going on worldwide, it is estimated that there are some 300,000 child soldiers. Ishmael Beah used to be one of them. What is war like through the eyes of a child soldier? How does one become a killer? How does one stop? Child soldiers have been profiled by journalists, and novelists have struggled to imagine their lives. But until now, there has not been a first-person account from someone who came through this hell and survived. In "A Long Way Gone", Beah, now twenty-five years old, tells a riveting story: how at the age of twelve, he fled attacking rebels and wandered a land rendered unrecognizable by violence. By thirteen, he'd been picked up by the government army, and Beah, at heart a gentle boy, found that he was capable of truly terrible acts. This is a rare and mesmerizing account, told with real literary force and heartbreaking honesty.

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A man named Dave - Dave Pelzer (2009)

The concluding volume of Dave Pelzer's million-copy bestselling memoir. 'I don't blame others for my problems. I stand on my own. And one day, you'll see, I'm going to make something of myself.' These words were eighteen-year-old Dave Pelzer's declaration of independence to his mother, a woman who had abused him with shocking brutality. But even years after he was rescued, his life remained a continual struggle. Dave felt rootless and awkward, an outcast haunted by memories of his years as the bruised, cowering 'It' locked in his mother's basement. Dave's dramatic reunion with his dying father and the shocking confrontation with his mother led to his ultimate calling: mentor to others struggling with personal hardships. From a difficult marriage to the birth of his son, from an unfulfilling career to an enduring friendship, Dave was finally able to break the chains of his past, learning to trust, to love, and to live.

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Herbs and Herbal medicine


A Modern Herbal - edited by Violet Stevenson (1974)

Anyone can have an interest in herbs, whether he or she is a gardener or cook or one who enjoys merely their fragrance. Most people will probably enjoy all of these aspects, but you do not necessarily need a garden in order to grow herbs and you do not have to cook them in order to obtain pleasure from them. There's more to to herbs than fragrance, herbs are very versitile plants, with a variety of uses. Mint, Sage, Thyme and Parsley, though many people's experience does not go beyond these four. How much more interesting cooking, growing and using herbs become if one makes use of their full variety. Many herbs have a medicinal value, once held in great esteem and still valid in this day of manufactured drugs.

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Abuse/Sexual Abuse


A Mother's Story: The Civic Creche Child Sex Trial - Joy Bander (1997)

When a little boy needed his Mum to "believe me", it began a series of events that ended with the jailing of Christchurch Creche worker Peter Ellis for child sex crimes. Now for the first time, that little boy's mother is breaking her silence, so you can judge the evidence. This is her story. 'Joy Bander' is a pseudonym. The judge in the Civic creche trial suppressed the identities of the children involved, so, where necessary, names have been changed. It became one of New Zealand's most controversial criminal cases: the alleged sexual abuse of a group of children at a city council operated creche. Childcare worker Peter Ellis was convicted and jailed, but some people claimed he was innocent - a victim of a Salem-style witch hunt. The challenge is: read this book and decide for yourself whether the evidence was sufficient to convict - were the children really abused? Claims were heard of those who believed Ellis innocent. This is the testimony of the prosecution's chief witness

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A Perfect World - David Cohen (2007)

When David Cohen's 3-year-old son, Eliot, is diagnosed as autistic, he has no idea what the condition is or what it means. He sets out on a global quest, taking in Europe, the Far East, North America and New Zealand, in order to learn more about the incurable neurological malady, which in Britain and the United States is estimated to afflict as many as one in every 150 children. (In New Zealand Autism New Zealand estimates that up to 20,000 New Zealanders are directly affected by autism). He meets some of the world's leading autism researchers, clinicians, epidemiologists and educators along with other parents grappling with the same bewildering condition, including a mother who was driven to kill her autistic daughter. He pieces together the life of Leo Kanner, the scholar who first described autism in 1943. He meditates on what makes a good life, the nature of communication and the meaning of fatherhood and sonship. A Perfect World is a unique international survey, drawing on scores of lengthy interviews conducted over four years, as well as being a moving family memoir. It offers new insights on the diagnosis of autism, intervention therapy, research and special-needs learning. It is a story that will appeal to parents, teachers, community workers, health specialists and fans of travel writing alike. "With remarkable erudition and literary elegance, David Cohen, the father of an autistic boy named Eliot, has crafted an extraordinary account of autism in his own family, and in the world. In this engaging and honest book, Cohen shows autism in all its vicissitudes - in England, New Zealand, Korea, the US and Israel. A gifted writer, Cohen moves so gracefully across narratives, scientific discourses, artistic genres, historical periods and continents that you hardly notice the full force of his prose until the conclusion when, suddenly, it hits you: Cohen has made us see autism as an essential part of the human condition." Professor Roy Richard Grinker, author of Unstrange Minds: Remapping the World of Autism, Professor of Anthropology at George Washington University, USA

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A revolutionary way of thinking: from a near fatal accident to a new science of healing - Dr Charles Krebs (2009)

On the morning of January 22, 1982, Dr. Charles Krebs was a fit 35 year old with a world of possibilities at his feet. By the evening he was a quadriplegic facing death or at least, a life sentence of physical and mental disability. Possessing both the knowledge of human anatomy and an indomitable will, Charles Krebs decided that whatever it took, he would walk again. In seeking the scientific explanation for his own miraculous recovery, Dr. Krebs synthesised the vast bounty of knowledge of the function of the human body and brain - from the 5,000 year old texts of the East to the very frontiers of Western neuroscience.

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A School Must Have a Heart And Other Essays on Education - Chris Mercogliano (2014)

In A School Must Have a Heart, you can read about a wild three year old who learns to trust, a group of 5 year olds bringing wishes to a fire breathing dragon, and 7th and 8th graders from Albany, New York so enthralled by Harriet Tubman that they follow her escape route and then meet with then Senator Hillary Clinton to ask for Tubman’s unpaid back pay from the Civil War. This is a book that will delight and sadden and surprise and educate you.

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A second wind - Philippe Pozzo di Borgo (2012)

He is unbearable, vain, proud, brutal, inconsistent, human. Without him, I would have rotted to death. Abdel looked after me without fail, like I was an infant. Attentive to the smallest detail, present during all my absences, he delivered me when I was a prisoner, protected me when I was weak. He made me laugh when I cried. He is my guardian devil.' As the descendent of two prominent, wealthy French families and Director of Pommery Champagnes, Philippe Pozzo di Borgo was not in the habit of asking for help. Then, in 1993, right on the heels of his beloved wife's diagnosis of a terminal illness, a paragliding accident left him a quadriplegic. He was 42 years old and unable to do anything - even feed himself - without help. Hidden behind the high walls of his Paris townhouse, Philippe found himself the modern equivalent of an 'untouchable' -- his total paralysis rendered him unable to reach out to others, and seemed to make others afraid to touch or acknowledge him. For the first time, he learned what it felt like to be marginalised. The only person who wasn't bothered by Philippe's condition was someone who had been an outsider his entire life - Abdel, the unemployed Algerian immigrant from the outskirts of society who would become Philippe's unlikely caretaker. In between dramas and jokes, he sustained Philippe's life for the next ten years.

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A secret sadness - Valerie E Whiffen, PhD (2006)

Can Your Relationships Make You Depressed? Past and current patterns, unrealistic expectations, and assumptions about your role in the lives of the people close to you may cause or worsen depression. A Secret Sadness offers a groundbreaking perspective on this phenomenon, as well as powerful tools you can use to explore this issue in your own life.Women experience depression at a higher rate than men, and researchers have recently uncovered evidence that suggests this may be due to the higher importance they place on their interpersonal relationships. Some of these researchers believe that women who struggle with relationships may be at higher risk for depression because their relationships are intertwined with their self-esteem and perceptions of personal success. This breakthrough book examines the often hidden relationship factors that make women depressed, the secret sadness that can last a lifetime.Using three detailed case studies from her own practice, author and psychologist Valerie Whiffen explains how interpersonal problems can contribute to feelings of depression. Her insightful narrative sheds light on these problems, and will help you begin your journey toward healing. You'll learn how to explore your own relationships with intimate partners, children, and parents -with an eye for how these relationships may contribute to feelings of hopelessness, sadness, and anxiety. You'll ultimately be able to use this information to help overcome depression. And if depression has touched the life of someone you love, this book will help you to understand her better. Revealing the secret sadness is the first step to moving beyond depression and into a life of balance and joy.

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A Simple Freedom : the Strong Mind of Robben Island Prisoner, No. 468/64 - Ahmed Kathrada (2009)

In the Robben Island prison register, Nelson Mandela was famously recorded as prisoner number 466/64. Number 468/64 was Ahmed Kathrada. Sentenced to life imprisonment in 1964 in the infamous Rivonia Trial, Ahmed Kathrada spent 26 continuous years in jail for his political beliefs. During his incarceration he secretly jotted down quotations which he came across and liked: proverbs, aphorisms, poetry and drama extracts, and passages from books, magazines and newspapers. On Robben Island these quotations were like familiar friends. They helped steel the soul within the stolen body - the authorities might control that body but they could not lock up the mind.

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Fiction


A walk to remember - Nicholas Sparks (2000)

There was a time when the world was sweeter....when the women in Beaufort, North Carolina, wore dresses, and the men donned hats.... Every April, when the wind smells of both the sea and lilacs, Landon Carter remembers 1958, his last year at Beaufort High. Landon had dated a girl or two, and even once sworn that he'd been in love. Certainly the last person he thought he'd fall for was Jamie, the shy, almost ethereal daughter of the town's Baptist minister....Jamie, who was destined to show him the depths of the human heart-and the joy and pain of living. The inspiration for this novel came from Nicholas Sparks's sister: her life and her courage. From the internationally bestselling author Nicholas Sparks, comes his most moving story yet....
Highly recommended -

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A Weekend to Change Your Life - Find Your Authentic Self After a Lifetime of Being All Things to All People - Joan Anderson (2006)

In her popular A Year by the Sea , Anderson wrote about a time she chose to live apart from her husband on Cape Cod in order to better understand herself. Anderson has turned her private retreat into a program, Weekend by the Sea Retreats, to help women learn how to have a full life apart from the needs and demands of spouses, children, aging parents and careers. Here, Anderson shares the exercises and activities she has developed to encourage change and growth. She draws on Erik Erikson's eight stages of life from infancy to old age and suggests listing the gains and losses from each phase in order to identify one's personal strengths. Another technique is the beach walk, which allows women to get in touch with their bodies and emotions as they trek alone on the shore, collecting shells, rocks and driftwood, swimming, or drawing pictures in the sand. Anderson's warm, inviting tone will appeal to women who feel, as she did, that they need time and space to reinvent themselves.

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Acoustic Neuroma


A whole new normal - Marla Bronstein (2013)

When Marla Bronstein was first diagnosed with an Acoustic Neuroma, she, like many others, went straight to the internet. She found out what it was, treatment options, and read personal stories of resulting complications from long, frightening surgery. Marla wanted a map to help guide her through the months ahead of surgery that might show her a story with a happy ending. Marla wrote the book she wanted and needed so desperately to read. Marla's story is written with the hope that others might also find their path in dealing with any life-threatening and life-changing situation.The Energy that Heals: The complete acupressure guide - Jacques Staehle

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Physical Therapy/Exercise


A Woman's Book of Balance - Karen Andes (1999)

Tailor-made for a woman's needs and sensibilities, A Woman's Book of Balance uses yoga, strength training, and dance to build the body as a healthy, beautiful and sacred space. With easy, step-by-step instructions, Karen Andes offers full mind-body-spirit exercises that can be done throughout life. The benefits for women are many: Strength training thickens muscles and bones and improves sense of self Dance quickens the heart rate and unlocks passion Yoga kneads away tension, improves flexibility and helps achieve hormonal balance Proper alignment allows energy to flow freely through the body

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Abnormal psychology - Peter McKeller (1989)

In Abnormal Psychology Professor Peter McKellar is concerned with the continuity between normal and abnormal life and what we can learn from it. As such he explores not only neuroses, and the upsurges of hallucinatory imagery of psychoses, but also the lesser dissociations of everyday life and the rich variety of subjective experience: hypnagogic imagery, lucid dreams, deja vu, imaginary companions, illusions of waking while still asleep, multiple personality, supernatural interpretations. The result is a fascinating and readable book that can be read by the professional and more general reader alike.

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Act on Life Not on Anger - The New Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Guide to Problem Anger - Matthew McKay, John P Forsyth and George H Eifert (2006)

If you'd tried to control problem anger before with little success, this book offers you a new approach to try. Instead of asking you to struggle even harder with anger, this book helps you to drop the rope in your tug-of-war with anger using a new set of principles and techniques: acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). You'll start by learning how to accept your angry feelings as they occur, without struggling to alter or impede them in any way. Then, using techniques based in mindfulness practice, you'll find out how to watch your anger without identifying with it. Value-identification exercises help you decide what matters most to you and then commit to short- and long-term goals that turn these values into reality. In the process, anger simply loses power over your life-in the process, you'll gain the most profound control, accomplished by simply letting go

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Acupressure's Potent Points - M.R. Gach (1990)

With your hands you have potential to relieve everyday aches, pains and ailments without taking drugs, to improve your health, and to increase your vitality. Acupressure is an ancient healing art that uses the fingers to stimulate key points on the skin that, in turn, activate the body's natural self-healing processes. With this book, it is a skill you can learn now--and use in your own home. In Acupressure's Potent Points, Michael Reed Gach, founder and director of the Acupressure Institute of America, reveals simple techniques that enable you to relieve headaches, arthritis, colds and flu, insomnia, backaches, hiccups, leg pain, hot flashes, depression, and more--using the power and sensitivity of your own hands. This practical guide covers more than forty ailments and symptoms, from allergies to wrist pain, providing pressure-point maps and exercises to relieve pain and restore function. Acupressure complements conventional medical care, and enables you to take a vital role in becoming well and staying well. With this book you can turn your hands into healing tools--and start feeling good now.

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Acupuncture Imaging - Perceiving the Energy Pathways of the Body - Mark Seem (2004)

A practical guide to the bodymind-energetic approach of acupuncture - Teaches readers to reorient their thinking in order to see, feel, and experience the energetic field of the body and psyche - Explores French and Japanese influences on acupuncture and the resulting stylistic variations in the contemporary practice of this ancient technique - Includes guidance on treatment planning and implementation for practitioners and their patients A pioneer in the field of body energetics, Mark Seem explains in Acupuncture Imaging how bodyworkers and their clients can develop a clear understanding of the energetic systems of the bodymind to arrive at a personal approach and treatment style in acupuncture and all other meridian therapies. He shows how to recast and reconceptualize physical, emotional, and psychological problems in terms of disrupted energy flow, enabling readers to see, feel, and experience these disturbances in a way that allows for change. By approaching the meridian systems in visual and sensory terms, a practitioner is able to tell the energetic "story" that he or she is exploring with a patient, thereby guiding and assisting the healing process. Acupuncture Imaging will be of great help to students, teachers, practitioners, and patients of the diverse energetic and meridian therapies, particularly shiatsu and acupressure, as well as psychotherapists and those interested in Eastern concepts of medicine.

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ADHD How to deal with very difficult children - Alan Train (2009)

Why do some children find it impossible to sit still, concentrate, complete a task or control their emotions? The causes of the increasingly recognised condition ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) are a matter of debate, but the problems that it creates can have a disastrous effect on a child's ability to learn, socialise and lead a normal life. Alan Train draws on many years' experience of working with emotionally fragile children to offer solutions based on acceptance that ADHD is part of the child's make-up. Writing for parents and teachers, he explains what the condition is, how it is diagnosed and what they can do to help the child in a positive and lasting way. He also looks at the needs of the adults, recognising that they must first learn to deal with their own reactions and emotions. The treatment he advocates is aimed at enabling the child with ADHD to acquire techniques of self-control that will give him or her the strength to cope and which can be developed and refined through the years to adulthood. Drug therapy, he stresses, should be considered as an effective complement to the measures which can be adopted by both home and school.

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ADHD Nation - The Disorder. The Drugs. The Inside Story - Alan Schwartz (2016)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) will soon be the most frequently diagnosed chronic condition among children, surpassing asthma. Yet research shows that ADHD can't be that prevalent. ADHD, a problem once thought to affect a small percentage of children, has exploded into one of the most misdiagnosed psychiatric conditions. Now doctors and Big Pharma are targeting children and adults worldwide to get the diagnosis and take medications that will, they say, transform their lives. In ADHD Nation, acclaimed New York Times journalist Alan Schwarz takes readers behind the scenes to tell the full story of this billion-dollar industry. There's the father of ADHD, Dr Keith Conners, who spent fifty years promoting the disorder in the US and pills like Ritalin before realising just what he had wrought; a troubled young girl and studious, teenage boy who get entangled in the ADHD machine and are prescribed medications that lead to serious problems; and the pharmaceutical industry that promoted the disorder and continues to earn billions from the rampant mishandling of ADHD. An investigation of how Big Pharma and medical professionals are complicit in the creation, maintenance and continuing expansion of the ADHD industry, this book sounds the alarm for UK readers and demands we wake up to the problem that we too could face in the future

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ADHD: Who's failing who? - Dr Brenton Prosser (2006)

The recent phenomenal rise in the diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Australia, New Zealand and the US has created significant challenges for families, schools and communities - and, most of all, for the young people diagnosed with the condition. Author Dr Brenton Prosser's view is that if we ask only medical questions about ADHD we will get only medical answers - and a continuing focus on drug treatment. He encourages us to ask educational, social and political questions in order to understand and address the barriers to other treatments. Have we failed young people by allowing drug-based solutions to dominate? Including real-life stories of teenagers with ADHD as well as advice and ideas for parents and teachers, ADHD: Who's failing who? explains ADHD in a compassionate and challenging way and explodes many of the myths surrounding the condition. The impact of ADHD on learning is significant, so Brenton Prosser offers 100 helpful hints for classroom teachers. ADHD includes real-life stories of teenagers with ADHD as well as advice and ideas to help parents make informed decisions about ways to best support their child.

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Adrenal Fatigue - The 21st Century Stress Syndrome - James L Wilson (2002)

Adrenal fatigue is a deficiency in adrenal gland functioning that can result in debilitating symptoms ranging from lethargy to lowered sex drive to weight gain. James Wilson draws on 24 years of clinical experience and research to help readers determine if they have adrenal fatigue and learn how to treat it. Beginning with a diagnostic questionnaire, he moves through the causes, symptoms, and treatment of the condition through lifestyle and dietary modification.

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Children/Teenagers


Advocating for Children: International Perspectives on Childrens Rights - Megan Gollop (2000)

Presents selected papers from a July 1999 conference, held in New Zealand. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child provides a reference point for discussions on children and trauma, children's rights and education, and actions of governments to implement the Convention. Contributors represent an interdisciplinary forum of professionals working directly or indirectly with children, including lawyers, teachers, social workers, health professionals, and researchers.

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Affluenza - Oliver James (2008)

There is currently an epidemic of 'affluenza' throughout the world - an obsessive, envious, keeping-up-with-the-Joneses - that has resulted in huge increases in depression and anxiety among millions. Over a nine-month period, bestselling author Oliver James travelled around the world to try and find out why. He discovered how, despite very different cultures and levels of wealth, affluenza is spreading. Cities he visited include Sydney, Singapore, Moscow, Copenhagen, New York and Shanghai, and in each place he interviewed several groups of people in the hope of finding out not only why this is happening, but also how one can increase the strength of one's emotional immune system. He asks: why do so many more people want what they haven't got and want to be someone they're not, despite being richer and freer from traditional restraints? And, in so doing, uncovers the answer to how to reconnect with what really matters and learn to value what you've already got. In other words, how to be successful and stay sane.

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Stroke


After a stroke: A support book for patients, caregivers, families and friends - Geoffrey Donnan M.D., Carol Burton (1993)

A stroke is a devasting occurence in the life of a family. After damage is assessed, the patient, family emembers, caregivers, doctors and friends collaborate on rehabilitation. It is important to understand what kind of stroke the patient suffered and what kinds of physical, neural and nutritional therapies can help to restore normal functioning. This entry in North Atlantic's Family Health Series is a guide to the causes and consequences of a stroke. It outlines a systematic plan to help restore normal living developed by healthcare professionals active in Australia stroke support groups. They are joinded by a Feldenkrais practitioner and a naturopathic physician who describe bodywork and nutritional approaches to complement conventional medicine. "After a Stroke" will help you understand limitations, effects and recovery prognosis of different kinds of strokes; locate movement therapies and body work to stimulate and re-educate the brain and neural-limb coordination; organize a health team" blending the best of current orthodox medicine with the best of traditional, natural therapies; and chart daily patient progress with worksheets, charts and tables.

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After Cleo, Came Jonah : They Don't Always Come When Called - Helen Brown (2013)

Some say your previous cat chooses your new feline. If so, what in cat heaven's name was our beloved Cleo thinking when she sent us a crazy cat like Jonah?' Jonah entered Helen Brown's life not long after she was diagnosed with breast cancer and had begun recovery from a mastectomy. His arrival coincided with the finalisation of her previous book, Cleo, as well as preparations for the wedding of her son and struggles with her daughter's determination to embark on a spiritual journey. Jonah, as it happened, was just as headstrong as Helen's daughter. So while Helen attempted to deal with her own mortality and help arrange a wedding, her daughter took off to war-torn Sri Lanka and Jonah fled down the street. In Cats and Daughters, Helen Brown writes with honesty and humour about family life, its serious setbacks and life-changing events. She also learns that sometimes the best thing a strong mother and cat slave can do is step back, have faith in those she loves and be grateful nothing's perfect. As Helen writes in her dedication, this book is 'to cats and daughters who don't always come when called'.

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After Silence - Nancy Venable Raine (1999)

The subject of rape has long been 'unspeakable' and remains one of the most controversial and emotionally charged issues for society. For Nancy Venable Raine, second only to the soul-breaking burden of her rape at 39 was the silence that shrouded it, a silence born of her own feelings of shame and the incomprehension of others. She uses the redemptive power of language to lift the silence that is rape's legacy and to promote an understanding of the stigma that haunts rape's survivors. Using wide-ranging sources from literature, mythology, psychology and feminist theory, she exposes the complicated damage and response caused by rape. Like William Styron's book on depression, this should become the definitive work on the effects and recovery of rape, so intelligently and beautifully is it written.

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After They Killed Our Father - A Refugee from the Killing Fields Reunites with the Sister She Left Behind - Loung Ung (2015)

In 1980, at the age of ten, Loung Ung escaped a devastated Cambodia and flew to the US as a refugee. She and her eldest brother, with whom she escaped, left behind their three surviving siblings, and her book is alternately heart-wrenching and heart-warming, as it follows the parallel lives of Loung and her closest sister, Chou, during the 15 years it took for them to be reunited. Their two worlds were very different, and Loung's depiction of the contrast between her life in the affluent West and that of her sister, who navigated her way through landmine-strewn fields and survived raids by the Khmer Rouge, is laced with the guilt she feels about being the lucky one. This powerful story helps us to understand what happens when a family is torn apart by politics, adversity and war. It is also the compelling and inspirational tale of a remarkable woman

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Against the Odds: New Zealand Paralympians - Alison Gray and Paul Holmes (1997)

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Body, Mind & Spirit


Ageless body, timeless mind - Deepak Chopra (2008)

Scientific studies show that the mind/body connection has an extraordinary power to heal. Ageless Body, Timeless Mind goes beyond ancient mind/body wisdom and current anti-aging research to show you do not have to grow old. With the passage of time, you can retain your physical vitality, creativity, memory and self-esteem. Dr Deepak Chopra bases his theories on the ancient Indian science of Ayurveda, according to which, optimum health is about achieving balance physically, emotionally and psychologically, and demonstrates that, contrary to our traditional beliefs about aging, we can use out innate capacity for balance to direct the way our bodies metabolize time and achieve our unbounded potential.

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Environmental Issues


Air Con - The Seriously Inconvenient Truth About Global Warming - Ian Wishart (2009)

Air Con is the new #1 bestseller from international award-winning investigative journalist Ian Wishart, breaking open the global warming debate into easily understood chapters that first explain the latest scientific discoveries and then explain the agenda behind the climate scare. Skeptical environmentalist recently described the groups pushing for action on global warming as "the climate industrial complex," and Wishart's investigations back that up - big business and big Green stand to make billions from climate change by sucking taxes and fees from ordinary householders in the biggest transfer of wealth in world history. FROM THE BACK COVER: What you are about to read is the most up to date and easy to understand write-up on the global warming debate, and arguably the most important new book you'll read this year. That's because proposed new carbon cuts to be finalised this December are expected to eventually cost each household thousands in extra taxes and fees every year! This is your money - don't you want to be sure the problem is real? Whether you currently believe global warming is caused by humans, or whether you have nagging doubts, you'll find Air Con is a compelling read.. EARLY REVIEW COMMENTS: "I started reading this book with an intensely critical eye, expecting that a mere journalist could not possibly cope with the complexities of climate science..[But] the book is brilliant. The best I have seen which deals with the news item side of it as well as the science. He has done a very thorough job and I have no hesitation in unreserved commendation." - Dr Vincent Gray, UN IPCC expert reviewer "Wishart delves into the science and statistics of anthropogenic climate change, only to discover the not-so-hidden agenda underlying the global warming scare. Air Con is a thorough summary of the current state of the debate, the science and the politics; it will be an important reference in any AGW skeptic's arsenal." - Vox Day, columnist, WorldNetDaily "Air Con demonstrates, with hundreds of scientific references, that 'global warming' was not, is not and will not be a global crisis...The 'global warming' debate is not really a debate about climatology - it is a debate about freedom...I commend this timely book, which makes the scientific arguments comprehensible to the layman." - Christopher Monckton, Viscount of Brenchley, former adviser to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher

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Alchohol and Drug Problems - Handbook for Health Professionals - John O'Hagan, Geoffrey Robinson and Edwin Whiteside (1993)

Alcohol Advisory Council Of New Zealand

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All Blacks Don't Cry - John Kirwan (2014)

I've been to hell and I'm back. If you're in that same place, then I understand what you're going through.' John Kirwan was one of the most devastating wingers New Zealand, and world, rugby had ever seen. A prominent and revered figure at the dawn of the professional age of rugby, he seemed to live a charmed life. But nobody knew, though, that behind closed doors 'JK' was living a life of torment. Afflicted with depression for many years - including those as a high-profile sportsman - Kirwan was able to survive by reaching out, seeking help from those closest to him. All Blacks Don't Cry is John Kirwan's story of hope, of working through the pain and living a full life. It is a poignant, inspirational and helpful example for anybody battling depression. At my worst moments, I lost all sense of hope for the future. As I began to slowly get better, I began to be able to say to myself, 'This will pass, you'll get through this. Hang on to hope.' Also available as an eBook and an enhanced eBook with audio from John Kirwan.

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All in My Head: An Epic Quest to Cure an Unrelenting, Totally Unreasonable, and Only Slightly Enlightening Headache - Paula Kamen (2006)

At the age of twenty-four, Paula Kamen's life changed in an instant. While she was putting in her contacts, the left lens disturbed a constellation of nerves behind her eye. The pain was more piercing than that of any other headache she had ever experienced. More than a decade later, she still has a headache-the exact same headache. From surgery to a battery of Botox injections to a dousing of Lithuanian holy water, from a mountain of pharmaceutical products to aromatherapy and even a vibrating hat, All in My Head chronicles the sometimes frightening, usually absurd, and always ineffective remedies Kamen-like so many others-tried in order to relieve the pain. Beleaguered and frustrated by doctors who, frustrated themselves, periodically declared her pain psychosomatic, she came to understand the plight of the millions who suffer chronic pain in its many forms. Full of self-deprecating humor and razorsharp reporting, All in My Head is the remarkable story of patience, acceptance, and perseverance in the face of terrifying pain.

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All this and the moon - Bernadene Erasmus (2003)

The beautifully written firsthand account of a woman who saw the potential in a group of Down Syndrome young people and dared to believe that they could fly.All This and the Moon is an absorbing roller-coaster ride that takes in all the highs and lows of the incredible journey that she and her students took.A story that will grab your heart.

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Allies in healing - Laura Davis (1991)

Focusing on people who were sexually abused as children, and based on interviews and her workshops for partners across the country, Laura Davies offers practical advice and encouragement to all partners - girlfriends, boyfriends, spouses and lovers - trying to support the survivors in their lives while tending to their own needs along the way. She shows couples how to deepen compassion, improve communication, and develop an understanding of healing as a shared activity. Addressing partners' most important questions, this book answers common questions about sexual abuse, introduces key concepts of working and growing together, includes strategies for handling suicidal feelings, regression and hopelessness, offers practical advice on healing with distancing, control, trust and fighting, provides guidelines for coping with flashbacks, lack of desire, differences in sexual needs and frustration, and explores the struggles, triumphs and courage of eight partners. Laura Davis is a co-author of "The Courage to Heal" and author of "The Courage to Heal Workbook".

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Natural Medicine


Alternative therapies for pregnancy and birth - Pat Thomas (2001)

Pregnancy is a journey that should be experienced as fully as possible. Holistic healthcare in pregnancy and birth puts the mother-to-be exactly where she would like to be - at the centre of her own birth experience. This comprehensive and inspiring guide explains the benefits of the wide range of alternative treatments that can be used alongside conventional medicine and will help women make the best possible choices

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Parkinson's Disease


Always Looking Up - Michael J Fox (2009)

At the turn from our bedroom into the hallway, there is an old full-length mirror in a wooden frame ...This reflected version of myself, shaking, rumpled, pinched and slightly stooped, would be alarming were it not for the self-satisfied expression pasted across my face. I would ask the obvious question, "What are you smiling about?" but I already know the answer: "It just gets better from here."' Struck with Parkinson's - a debilitating, degenerative disease - at the height of his fame, Michael J. Fox has taken what some might consider cause for depression and turned it into a beacon of hope for millions. In Always Looking Up, Michael's Sunday Times bestselling memoir, he writes with warmth, humour and incredible honesty about the journey he has undertaken since he came to terms with his condition.

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Alzheimers/Dementia


Alzheimer's Disease and other Confusional States - Dr Gerry Bennett (1989)

Alzheimer's Disease and dementia are often used as blanket terms to describe any state of confusion in the elderly. They are often wrongly regarded as the inevitable results of growing old. In fact, problems such as memory loss, disorientation and difficulties in communication are frequently the symptoms of illnesses that can be treated effectively after prompt diagnosis. This book explains the terminology, describes the symptoms, explains the causes and effects of memory loss and the differences between chronic and acute confusion, Alzheimer's Disease, and other forms of dementia. This new, revised edition includes updated chapter explaining: how to make the most of health and social services; the role of memory clinics; where to find professional and informal support; care for the carer and the sensitive issue of abuse of the elderly.

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Am I a good girl yet? - Carolyn Bramhall (2006)

(Foreword by Neil T. Anderson) This is the true story of a young woman's battle with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) as she journeys through her painful past, the road to healing, and the discovery of true spiritual and emotional freedom in Christ.

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American Project: The rise and fall of a modern ghetto - Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh (2002)

Based on nearly a decade of fieldwork in Chicago's Robert Taylor Homes, this study presents an account of daily life in an American public housing complex.

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American Sniper - The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History - Chris Kyle, Scott Mcewen and Jim DeFelice (2015)

The #1 New York Times bestselling memoir of U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle, and the source for Clint Eastwood's blockbuster movie which was nominated for six academy awards, including best picture. From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. His fellow American warriors, whom he protected with deadly precision from rooftops and stealth positions during the Iraq War, called him "The Legend"; meanwhile, the enemy feared him so much they named him al-Shaitan ("the devil") and placed a bounty on his head. Kyle, who was tragically killed in 2013, writes honestly about the pain of war-including the deaths of two close SEAL teammates-and in moving first-person passages throughout, his wife, Taya, speaks openly about the strains of war on their family, as well as on Chris. Gripping and unforgettable, Kyle's masterful account of his extraordinary battlefield experiences ranks as one of the great war memoirs of all time

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An angel healed me - Theresa Cheung (2010)

Theresa Cheung is an expert in the field of angels and divine healing. This, her latest collection of amazing true stories, focuses on the physical and emotional help people have experienced from unexplained or ethereal sources at times when they have been at their most vulnerable. With chapters such as 'Manifest a Miracle' and 'An Angel at My Bedside', the book tells of remarkable incidents where angels have appeared in hospital wards, at difficult births, during near-death experiences, and when someone actually dies, easing their journey from the corporeal to the spirit world. The common thread running through all these miraculous stories of healing from the inside out is that every angelic encounter provided the recipient with a strength, courage and a power they never knew they had.

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An angel in the court - Anne Henderson (2005)

From humble beginnings in a small-town Salvation Army family to a career as a court chaplain - giving comfort to some of Australia's most notorious criminals, including accused child killer Kathleen Folbigg - Major Joyce Harmer's life has been one of enormous contrasts. Along with her true love, husband and fellow 'Salvo' Hilton, Joyce battled the demons of an abusive childhood and postnatal depression, raised her own family in what were often trying circumstances and turned obscure ministries into refuges for the needy.Armed with an unshakable faith in humanity, Joyce has helped some of society's least wanted: drug addicts, alcoholics, criminals of all descriptions - and their victims. This is the inspiring story of a quiet achiever whose 'spiritual fragrance' has affected and changed the lives of thousands of Australians.A percentage of the proceeds from this book will be donated to the Salvation Army.

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An angel saved my life And Other True Stories of the Afterlife - Jacky Newcomb (2006)

Powerful stories of communication with angels and guidance from loved ones in the Afterlife. Includes real-life amazing rescues, dream visitations, and near death experiences, from the UK's leading angel expert as seen on This Morning TV. In this unique book, Jacky leads you through fascinating stories of the significance of afterlife communications and how they prove the existence of life after death. It includes incredible details on: * Amazing angel rescues - mysterious strangers who proved to be angels in disguise. * Miraculous survival stories which defy explanation - True life dramas and what happens when those from the afterlife intervene. * Near death experiences - what is it really like to die? * Remarkable medical recoveries - spirit intervention to change a person's 'time to go'. * Dream visitations - angels and spirit friends entering or creating dreams; astral travel to communicate in dreams. * Spirit visitations - rules for visiting earth; psychic medium communication and how it works; stories of 'proof of the Afterlife'. * Children's experiences of interaction with angels.

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An Inconvenient Truth - The Crisis of Global Warming and What We Can Do About it - Al Gore (2007)

The truth about the climate crisis is an inconvenient one that means we are going to have to change the way we live our lives - and this affects young people above all. Our climate crisis may at times appear to be happening slowly, but in fact it has become a true planetary emergency and we need to understand that we are facing a crisis. Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States, has been a passionate advocate of action to halt climate change for many years. In this young adult edition of "An Inconvenient Truth", adapted from his acclaimed book and film, he writes about the urgent need to solve the problems of climate change, presenting facts and information on all aspects of global warming in a direct, thoughtful and compelling way, using explanatory diagrams and dramatic photos to clarify and highlight key issues. For this young adult edition, the text has been edited down from 320 to 192 pages, with younger readership in mind, so sections aimed specifically at adults (e.g. insurance implications, investing in energy and political material)and the text) will be omitted in favour of clear text, appropriate photographs and easily understandable graphs. The overall aim is to gear the content to the people who will in fact be dealing with global warming for the rest of their lives

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An Introduction to the lightning process - Phil Parker (2012)

You may have already heard about the extraordinary results achieved by people using the Phil Parker Lightning Process[registered] to transform and enhance their lives, health and success. This book has been designed both as an essential first step for all those intending to take a Lightning Process[registered] seminar and also as a resource for discovering more about this unique training programme. Thousands worldwide have achieved extraordinary results using the Phil Parker Lightning Process[registered]. The Lightning Process[registered] can bring about incredible results in many areas where nothing else has worked, including: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME; Multiple Sclerosis; Ibs/Digestive Issues; Chronic Pain; Addiction; Depression; Weight Loss; Low Self-Esteem; Anxiety/Stress/Panic Attacks; and Eating Disorders. Transform your health and wellbeing by learning the first steps of one of the most empowering mind-body trainings in the world.

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An unfinished life - Mark Spragg (2006)

Jean Gilkyson is living in Iowa with yet another brutal boyfriend when she realises this kind of life has to stop, especially for her nine-year-old daughter, Griff. But the only place they can run to is Ishawooa, Wyoming, where Jean's family are dead and her father-in-law, the only person who could take them in, wishes she was too. Einar Gilkyson blames Jean for the accident that took his son's life, and has chosen to go on living simply because without him his oldest friend, Mitch, wouldn't survive. Bound together like brothers since the Korean War, the intimacy between the two men has deepened after Mitch was crippled in a bear attack while Einar helplessly watched. As Einar and Jean struggle with their memories, it is left to spirited and courageous Griff to turn their loss, wrath and recrimination into reconciliation, love, and, most importantly, a new life.

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An Unquiet Mind - a memoir of moods and madness - Kay Redfield Jamison (2011)

Dr Kay Redfield Jamison is one of the foremost authorities on manic-depressive illness. She has also experienced it first-hand. For even while she was pursuing her career in academic medicine, she was affected by the same exhilarating highs and catastrophic depressions that afflicted many of her patients. An "Unquiet Mind" is a memoir of enormous candour, courage, wit and wisdom, which examines manic depression from the dual perspectives of the healer and the healed, revealing both its terrors and its cruel allure. First published fifteen years ago, it remains the definitive book on manic depression. "It stands alone in the literature of manic depression for its bravery, brilliance and beauty" (Oliver Sacks). "Affecting, honest, touching". (Will Self).

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Ana's story - Jenna Bush (2007`)

Ana's story begins the day she is born with HIV, transmitted from her mother, who dies just a few years later. From then on, Ana's childhood becomes a blur of secrets--about her illness, her family, and the abuse she endures. Shuffled from home to home, Ana rarely finds safety or acceptance. But after she falls in love and becomes pregnant at seventeen, she embarks on a journey that leads her to new beginnings, new sorrows, and new hope.Based on her work with UNICEF and inspired by the framework of one girl's life, Jenna Bush tells the story of many children around the world who are excluded from basic care, support, and education. Resources at the back of this book share how you can help children like Ana and protect yourself and others.

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Anatomy of Hatha Yoga - H David Coulter (2012)

Anatomy of Hatha Yoga - revised and updated with full color illustrations and photos - is the most comprehensive and authoritative work available correlating the study of hatha yoga with anatomy and physiology. It is a must have for anyone who is serious about studying or teaching yoga, and an invaluable resource for anyone in the field relating to physical conditioning. The author holds a PhD in Anatomy and was a sought after professor, teacher and yoga practitioner for over thirty years. He lived and taught at the Himalayan Institute for Yoga Science and Philosophy, and the University of Minnesota and Columbia University medical schools. This book is unique in the literature, combining the breadth and depth of a textbook with the readability, humor and flow of the great science writers of our time, while bridging the gap between biomedicine and complementary medicine.Dance and Somatics: Mind-Body Principles of Teaching and Performance - Julie A. BrodieThe Anatomy of Exercise and Movement for the Study of Dance, Pilates, Sports, and Yoga - Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones
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Anatomy of Movement - Blandine Calais-Germain (1993)

Anatomy of Movement is a dynamic, integrated approach to the study of the physical structures of the musculoskeletal system and their functional relationship to the movements of the human body. The emphasis is on basic human anatomy as it relates to external body movement. In clear and concise text illustrated with more than a thousand graphic drawings, the author takes the reader on a lively tour of the muscles, bones, ligaments and joints of the arms, legs and trunk. The focus throughout the book is on anatomy not for its own sake, but in its functional relationship to the actual movements of the body in physical disciplines.

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Angel Healing - Claire Nahmad (2013)

Today, more and more people are in search of safe, alternative, holistic methods of healing body and soul—including communicating with the angels. This inspirational handbook can help them establish the connection. Author Claire Nahmad has seen instances of spontaneous healing in many of her angel workshops, and the conditions, implements, and rituals she presents here are those specifically requested by angelic intelligences to aid the therapeutic process. She describes how to direct angelic color rays through your hands and thought to receive their restorative energy; discusses the procedure for laying out a Crystal Healing Web; and shows how to create an angel altar and summon a specific angel. In addition, there’s a full range of prayers, invocations, and powerful guided meditations.

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Borderline Personality Disorder


Angry Heart: Overcoming Borderline and Addictive Disorders - Joseph Santoro (2002)

The Angry Heart Directed at people with problems of borderline personality disorder and people struggling with addiction this selfhelp guide aims to help them come to terms with their destructive lifestyle and to break out of its dysfunctional cycle of thinking and behaviour.

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Anne Frank - from schoolgirl to voice of the holocaust - Emma Johnson (2002)

20TH CENTURY HISTORY MAKERS is an important new series of biographies aimed at introducing older children to the most important historical figures of the 20th century. Through lively, straightforward text and both black and white and colour photographs, young readers can find out about the events of the subjects' lives and how they impacted - for both good and evil - on the world at large. Throughout the books, boxes, panels and maps help out the running text, highlighting important events, concepts and key facts. This combination of narrative and feature provides information essential to the understanding of the subject, and really gives a sense of time and place.

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Anne Frank Remembered - Miep Gies (1988)

The reminiscences of Miep Gies, the woman who hid the Frank family in Amsterdam during the Second World War, presents a vivid story of life under Nazi occupation.

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Another chance - Sharon Wegscheider Cruse (1990)

The second edition of this classic work on recovery for alcohol families updates and expands the original, which won a Marty Mann Award as an outstanding contribution on alcohol communications. The first ten chapters of Another Chance pull the curtain back on the alcoholic family. We meet its cast of characters: the Dependent, the Enabler, the Hero, the Scapegoat, the Lost Child, the Mascot. The author then spells out a treatment plan for halting the downward spital of alcoholism -- a powerful blend of the Twelve Steps pioneered by Alcoholics Anonymous, the Family Reconstruction process developed by Virginia Satir, Wegscheider-Cruse's innovative and eclectic approach to therapy, and her own recovery from co-dependency. The second edition also addresses adult children of alcoholics, sprituality, and co-dependent therapists.

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Anti-Alzheimers Prescription - The Science Proven Plan to Start at Any Age - Vincent Fortanasce (2008)

From a world-renowned neurologist: the first book to feature a scientifically substantiated program for the only treatment for Alzheimer?s: prevention. Alzheimer's is pandemic among older adults worldwide, and as baby boomers age it promises to be the Great American Epidemic of the twenty-first century. Unlike other books in the category, which focus primarily on caring for an Alzheimer's patient after diagnosis, "The Anti-Alzheimer's Prescription" presents a program to lower your risk by 70%: ? Assess your risk factors and determine your ?Real Brain Age? ? Step One: the Anti-Alzheimer's Diet, including recipes and a twenty-eight-day menu ? Step Two: daily physical exercises for the body and mind ? Step Three: daily ?neurobics? to build a big brain reserve ? Step Four: the importance of stress reduction and quality sleep ? Making a diagnosis and the latest medical therapies being developed For the millions of men and women at risk for developing this debilitating illness, "The Anti-Alzheimer's Prescription" is a lifesaving breakthrough.

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Anxiety/Distress


Anxiety and neurosis - Charles Rycroft (1990)

Anxiety may be debilitating or stimulating; it can result in neurotic symptoms or in improved, heightened performance in an actor or athlete. It is something every human being has experienced.As Professor G. M. Carstairs points out in his Foreword: 'During the course of the twentieth century we have found it progressively easier to concede that we are all to often swayed by emotion rather than reasonWe have come to recognize the symptoms of neurotically ill patients are only an exaggeration of experiences common to us all, and hence that the unraveling of the psychodynamics of neurosis can teach us more about ourselves'.Although Charles Rycroft is also a psychoanalyst, it is as a biologist that he has made this study of anxiety, the three basic responses to it - attack, flight or submission - and the obsessional, phobic and schizoid and hysterical defenses. Written in precise but everyday language, Anxiety and Neurosis is based on adult experiences rather than the speculative theories of infantile instinctual development. Its clarity and authority can only add to Dr Rycroft's established international reputation.

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Anxiety Phobias and Panic - Reneau Z Peurifoy (2007)

Are you struggling with anxiety, phobias, or panic attacks? Anxiety is an unpleasant, though mostly unavoidable, aspect of modern life - but for many people, normal anxiety can become something far more serious and debilitating. In ANXIETY, PHOBIAS AND PANIC, Dr Reneau Peurifoy explains six different reasons why your condition may have developed and offers you step-by-step programmes to help you overcome your anxiety-related problems. Chapters include: uncovering the causes of anxiety; building stress tolerance; identifying and correcting harmful modes of thinking; relaxation techniques; tools for managing anxiety, and much more. There are also sections on new discoveries about the brain, new information about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and social phobias, and a chapter on relapse prevention.

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Anxiety Toolbox - Gloria Thomas (2004)

Gloria Thomas, whose methods are highly recommended by The Sunday Times, Red and Zest, brings you an extremely practical book to overcome your fears, phobias and anxieties. Using her skills as a master NLP practitioner, hypnotherapist and Reiki master she shows you how to take control of your fears even in the most demanding trigger situations. / 70-80 per cent of the population suffer from an anxiety-related condition in the form of fear, phobia or panic attack. These can have a devastating effect on people's lives, holding them back and making them feel isolated and depressed. / Using her unique combination of skills as a master NLP practitioner, Thought Field Therapist, Hypnotherapist and Reiki Master, former sufferer Gloria Thomas gives readers the tools they need to take control of their fears in even the most knee-trembling situations and banish them forever. / Covers specific trigger situations, such as crowds, air travel, conference speaking, visiting the dentist, agoraphobia, being on your own, the dark, etc, as well as first aid 'what to do during an anxiety or panic attack'. / Gloria's techniques include thought field therapy, cognitive/behavioural techniques, visualization, affirmation, self-hypnosis scripts, breathing, anchoring, Reiki methods, etc. / Free 60-minute CD as part of Gloria's toolbox to guide readers through the visualizations and self-hypnosis exercises. / Morale-boosting real-life stories

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Applied Kinesiology - Muscle Response in Diagnosis, Therapy and Preventive Medicine - Tom Valentine and Carole Valentine (1999)

A practical and reliable diagnostic tool that has emerged over the past twenty-five years, kinesiology is the study of the mechanics of bodily motion, especially muscle movements and their relationship to our body systems. Viewing the body as a balanced triad of structure, chemistry, and mentality, applied kinesiology gauges muscle response to pinpoint underlying physical problems. Within 30 minutes, a competent kinesiologist can evaluate bodily functions and provide a readout on the workings of the glands, organs, lymphatic system, circulatory and nervous systems, circulation, and muscle-bone structure. "Applied Kinesiology" demonstrates how this technique can be of practical use for everyone

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Applied Pa-kua and Lo Shu Feng Shui - Lillian Too (1996)

"Amazing Compass School" secret formulas extracted from hand-written old texts that were written down during the Chin dynasty's Chien Lung period. The formulations contained int hisbook are based on the eight sided PA KUA and the legendary nine chamber LO SHU magic square.

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Aramoana : Twenty-two Hours of Terror - Bill O'Brien (2006)

Previously published in 1991 and now filmed as "Out of the Blue". On 13 November 1990 the still evening air at the tiny Otago seaside settlement of Aramoana was shattered as a lone gunnman went berserk, killing 13 people. It was New Zealand's worst mass killing. Local resident David Gray, regarded until then as a harmless recluse, went to ground. He evaded capture for 22 hours before being killed by police in a violent shoot-out. For local residents trapped in their homes and for police attempting to capture David Gray, it was a time of terror, great danger and individual acts of heroism. This book has been written by a police officer who was involved in the Aramoana tragedy from the start. It contains for the first time the full inside story of the events of 13 and 14 November, including minute-by-minute accounts of the police operation. It features information never before made public, including startling new details about David Gray himself. Senior Sergeant Bill O'Brien was a fingerprint expert, also a press officer; he has also instructed at the RNZ Police College. He was responsible for handling media enquiries from throughout the world as the tragedy of Aramoana unfolded.

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Spinal Muscular Atrophy


Arms Wide Open (2 copies) - Judi Davidson (2008)

Sexually abused as a child, pregnant at 18 and forced to give up her baby for adoption, Judi Davidson refused to stay a victim for the rest of her life. By her mid-thirties, she was happily married and the owner of a successful business. But six years later Judi was raising five children alone - two boys diagnosed with congenital spinal muscular atrophy and confined to wheelchairs, and a set of healthy, energetic triplets. Knowing what it is to be vulnerable and at the mercy of others, Judi was determined that her own children would never lack a champion. Despite being told that her two older sons were unlikely to reach the age of five, over the years Judi has continually fought for them to receive the best medical treatment and education possible. Now aged 18 and 16, Ryan and Blake are outstanding students while their three younger siblings are supportive, caring teens, mature beyond their years and with talents of their own. In 2005 the family was invited to visit Professor Stephen Hawking at Oxford, a trip made financially possible both through Judi's hard work and donations from hundreds of New Zealanders wanting to support this deserving family. Arms Wide Open is the inspiring true story of a New Zealand mother's battle to bring up five wonderful children on her own, despite many challenges.
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Aromatherapy - Nerys Purchon (1996)

"Aromatherapy" gives you the confidence and knowledge to use essential oils to improve your health, well-being and quality of life. Nerys Purchon has distilled her lifetime of experience to create this book which includes preparations that everyone can use for themselves as well as in and around the home.

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Aromatherapy and complementary therapies - Geddes and Grosset (2001)

This is another useful reference of herbal oils, their uses and applications as well as warning about misuse. The book also gives basic guides to techniques such as reiki, massage, reflexology and shiatsu.

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Aromatherapy for your child - Valerie Ann Worwood (2002)

Covering over 100 common childhood ailments, this book looks at which oils are suitable for which age range and covers every aspect of aromatherapy for children, including the importance of bonding through touch. Valerie Ann Worwood also includes useful recipes for your bathroom cabinet, including antiseptic skin spray, antiseptic fungal powder, herbal healing infused oils, chest decongestant ointment, baby oil, baby powder and other natural ointment and salves.

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As a peace loving global citizen - Sun Myung Moon (2010)

The Rev. Sun Myung Moon, founder of The Washington Times, is celebrating his 90th birthday this year. The year also marks the release of his autobiography, "As a Peace-Loving Global Citizen," published by The Washington Times Foundation. A best-seller in his native Korea, the book, now translated into English, gives Western readers an opportunity to learn more about a man whose deeds and goals have been the subject of international attention for decades. In the book's foreword, the Rev. Moon writes about his wish to "bring about a world of peace" but adds that his pursuit of that goal over a long life has not been without setbacks. He writes, "I am a controversial person. ...The world ... has associated many different phrases with my name, rejected me and thrown stones at me." He adds: "I have been unjustly imprisoned six times in my life - by imperial Japan, in Kim Il Sung's North Korea, by South Korea's Syngman Rhee government, and even in the United States - and at times I was beaten so hard that the flesh was torn from my body. Today, though, not even the slightest wound remains in my heart." Nevertheless, he notes, "Recently, a growing number of people have been seeking to know more about me. For the sake of those who are curious, I have looked back on my life and recorded my candid recollections in this volume."

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As for Tomorrow, I Cannot Say: Thirty-Three Years With Multiple Sclerosis - Diana Neutze (2002)

“I have written this, more than 40,000 words, with one finger in just over a month. It has flowed out of me so fast, I can only conclude that I needed to tell my story.” New Zealander Diana Neutze was in her late 20s, living in London with her husband and young son, when she discovered that she had multiple sclerosis. More than three decades later, wheelchair-bound and largely confined to her Christchurch home, she has told her remarkable story. Fiercely independent and passionately determined, she has fought the illness with every psychological and spiritual weapon in her armory. Unflinchingly honest, deeply moving, often humorous, As For Tomorrow, I Cannot Say is a tribute to the power of the human spirit.

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Asperger Syndrome & your child: A parent's guide - Michael D Powers and Janet Poland (2003)

Asperger's Syndrome and Your Child, an informative, empathetic, and comprehensive guide to this elusive condition, answers the most common questions and offers an encouraging outlook for your child's future. Dr. Michael Powers weaves together a compassionate account of everything related to AS, offering such practical advice from getting the right diagnosis to helping your child develop social skills. Infused with voices of real children who offer insights about their own conditions, the book gives perspective on how children live with the disorder. Asperger Syndrome and Your Child is an indispensable book for parents as well as teachers and other professionals who have someone with Asperger Syndrome in their lives.

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Astanga Yoga and Meditation - Jean Hall and Doriel Hall (2006)

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Atlas of Anatomy - Giunti Editorial Group (2005)

Take a journey inside the mysterious world of our body, through pages of beautiful and detailed anatomical images. Analysis and summaries throughout the text will allow us to study the human body, from its posture and bipedal walk, to the development of the brain and speech and of those anatomical structures that characterize us and distinguish us from animals. Following this, other organs are discussed, including the elements that characterize them.Each topic is connected to another through a network of references" which allow us to skip from one to the next as if it was a hypertext.

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Atlas of Functional Neuroanatomy - Walter J. Hendelman (2005)

Presenting a clear visual guide to understanding the human central nervous system, this second edition includes numerous four-color illustrations, photographs, diagrams, radiographs, and histological material throughout the text. Organized and easy to follow, the book presents an overview of the CNS, sensory, and motor systems and the limbic system, with new and revised material. It also features an updated, interactive CD-ROM with full text, color illustrations, 3-D visualization, roll-over labeling, and flash animations. Containing a glossary of terms, this is an essential reference tool for medical and allied health professionals studying neuroanatomy, neuroscience, and neurology.

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Attention Deficit Disorder and Learning Disabilities - Realities, Myths, and Controversial Treatments - Barbara D Ingersoll and Sam Goldstein (1993)

Two experts on these much-misunderstood, debilitating problems explain how parents can spot telltale symptoms and select the best treatment for their children -- a practical handbook for parents, teachers, and medical professionals alike.

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Aung San of Burma - A Biographical Portrait by His Daughter - Aung San Suu Kyi (1995)

Review: It is very enjoyable and vivid portray of our national hero Bogyoke Aung San. As a daughter of Bogyoke, Aung San Suu Kyi was able to accumulate informations from numerious scources including her mother and portrayed well. It's a worth reading especially to know Aung San portrayed by his own father-like daughter.

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Aura-soma - Irene Dalichow (1997)

Mike Booth is the principal of the Art and Science International Academy of Colour Technologies and chairman of Aura-Soma Products Ltd., having studied and practiced Aura-Soma for more than twenty years, seven of which were caring for and working with Aura-Soma's founder, Vicky Wall. He lives in England and teaches Aura-Soma throughout the world. Carol McKnight is an Aura-Soma teacher, a licensed psychologist, M.A., and a licensed clinical mental health counselor with a private practice in Vermont.

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Autism Aspergers - Solving the Relationship Puzzle - Steven E Gutstein (2001)

Steve Gutstein, psychologist and autism specialist, sought to discover why children with autism lack the social skills that come so easily to the rest of us. The result of his efforts is an innovative program - Relationship Development Intervention - that take social skills teaching to the next level. You'll learn about the social development pathway of the nondisabled child and the life-changing detour taken by children on the autism spectrum. However, instead of leaving you there, Autism/Aspergers: Solving the Relationship Puzzle describes ways to steer children with autism onto a bright new path of self discovery and social awareness, one that will ultimately bring them home to meaningful friendships, shared emotions and heartfelt connection with the people in their lives.

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Autism Breakthrough: The groundbreaking method that has helped families all over the world - Raun K. Kaufman (2014)

If your child has been diagnosed with autism this book is for you. When Raun Kaufmans parents were told that their son was autistic and would probably spend his life in an institution they decided to look for their own solution. They joined Raun in his unique isolated world and connected with him there. They then gradually lead Raun out of his disorder and his life changed dramatically. Raun now teaches his parents SonRise method all over the world and has written this book to help families everywhere connect with their children and improve their lives. Autism Breakthrough explains autism and its associated behaviours from the childs viewpoint and shows parents how to apply the practical strategies of the SonRise programme. Wherever your child may be on the autistic spectrum this book will provide hope support and new ways to break free from autism.

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Autogenic Training - Kai Kermani (1996)

A guide to a long-established alternative therapy for stress-related disorders.

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Awareness through movement - Moshe Feldenkrais (1990)

Review: Feldenkrais was one of the century's great geniuses. Originally recognized for his nuclear physics research and for his introduction of Judo to Europe in the 30s, he developed the gentle Feldenkrais Method during the second World War in respose to his own knee problems. In Awareness Through Movement, Feldenkrais gives you a wonderful introduction to the group part of his method--Awareness Through Movement. The processes are gentle, painless and easy. The best way to use the exercises in this book is to get yourself a cassette player and to then read the instructions aloud into the cassette. Then rewind the cassette, lie down on your back, hit play and be amazed as that magnificent voice on the cassette recording shows your body how to improve more quickly than you've ever believed possible.

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Animal Rights


Babylon's Ark - The Incredible Wartime Rescue of the Baghdad Zoo - Lawrence Anthony (2008)

When the Iraq war began, conservationist Lawrence Anthony could think of only one thing: the fate of the Baghdad Zoo, located in the city centre and caught in the war's crossfire. Once Anthony entered Baghdad he discovered that full-scale combat and uncontrolled looting had killed nearly all the animals of the zoo. But not all of them. U.S. soldiers had taken the time to help care for the remaining animals, and the zoo's staff had returned to work in spite of the constant fire fights. Together the Americans and Iraqis managed to keep alive the animals that had survived the invasion."Babylon's Ark" chronicles the zoo's transformation from bombed-out rubble to peaceful park. Along the way, Anthony recounts hair-raising efforts to save a pride of the dictator's lions, close a deplorable black-market zoo, and rescue Saddam's Arabian horses. His unique ground-level experience makes "Babylon's Ark" an uplifting story of both sides working together for the sake of innocent animals caught in the war's crossfire

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Back from the Brink Too : Supporting Your Loved Ones Overcoming Depression - Graeme Cowan (2008)

This book details discussions with well-known and everyday Australians about their personal journey of enduring and overcoming clinical depression. Graeme asks the tough and poignant questions of each interviewee, offering insights into their often dark and tumultuous experience. The stories are honest, first-hand accounts from people like Petria Thomas, John Konrads, Geoff Gallop, Les Murray and Margaret Olley and offers inspiration and hope for sufferers and their friends and family that there can truly be a day when loved ones come a back from the brink. The interviews are written in a Q and A format and are supplemented by the results of a 3000-person survey, resources from multiple organisations and research from the Black Dog Institute.

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Back to life - Denie Hiestand (1997)

Self improvement and the meaning of life.

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Bad Pharma - How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients - Ben Goldacre (2012)

Bad Science' hilariously exposed the tricks that quacks and journalists use to distort science, becoming a 400,000 copy bestseller. Now Ben Goldacre puts the $600bn global pharmaceutical industry under the microscope. What he reveals is a fascinating, terrifying mess. Doctors and patients need good scientific evidence to make informed decisions. But instead, companies run bad trials on their own drugs, which distort and exaggerate the benefits by design. When these trials produce unflattering results, the data is simply buried. All of this is perfectly legal. In fact, even government regulators withhold vitally important data from the people who need it most. Doctors and patient groups have stood by too, and failed to protect us. Instead, they take money and favours, in a world so fractured that medics and nurses are now educated by the drugs industry. Patients are harmed in huge numbers. Ben Goldacre is Britain's finest writer on the science behind medicine, and 'Bad Pharma' is a clear and witty attack, showing exactly how the science has been distorted, how our systems have been broken, and how easy it would be to fix them.

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Balance your hormones, balance your life - Dr Claudia Welch, MSOM (2011)

Tired? Overworked? Stressed? Out of balance? Welcome to the twenty-first century, where women s stress levels have reached unprecedented heights. Between myriad responsibilities, women burn through even the energy gained from sufficient sleep and a healthy diet. The result? Hormonal havoc. In clear, accessible language, internationally renowned doctor Claudia Welch explains hormones from A to Z, specifically how they relate to each other, how and why they become imbalanced, and how women can restore that balance. Welch includes simple diet tips, stress-management techniques, and natural sleep secrets. Using the principles of Ayurveda (popularized in the West by Deepak Chopra) and the holistic sensibility of Dr. Christiane Northrup, Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life gives women the essential tools to achieve the perfect balance between their yin (sex hormones) and yang (stress hormones), and between the body and the mind.

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Ball - Three in One - Editor - Margaret Barca (2007)

The fitness ball is a popular piece of exercise equipment. It improves body and movement awareness, joint stability, posture and muscle balance. This book incorporates three different areas of fitness that can be developed using the ball.

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Be Different - John Elder Robison (2011)

The author of the New York Times bestselling Look Me In the Eye returns with endearing stories and actionable advice that will help Aspergians, and even ordinary geeks, embrace being different and work on the things that hold them back in life. With his usual honesty, dry wit, and unapologetic eccentricity, John Robison argues that Asperger's is about difference, not just disability. He offers stories from his own life and the lives of other Aspergians to give the reader a window into the Aspergian mind. Equally important, he offers practical advice - to Aspergians, their parents, and educators - on how Aspergians can improve the weak communication and social skills that keep them from taking full advantage of, or even recognising, their often remarkable gifts.

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Be kind to yourself - Gary Null, PhD (1995)

Are you kind to yourself? Or do you let negative influence dictate your life and emotions? In this inspiring new book, Gary Null shows that how you treat yourself day to day directly affects your happiness, health, outlook on life, sense of fulfillment, self-respect, and even financial security. This book will help you: direct your emotional energy toward achieving your life goalscreate your own roadmap to excellence, success, security, and happinessbanish the ghosts of the past and focus on the present with an eye toward the futurebecome more satisfied with who you are and what you have nowBy mapping your personal search for well-being, Gary Null puts self-empowerment within reach, and clearly lays out how to stop negativity in your life and start being kind to yourself.

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Be well naturally - Lynda Wharton (2004)

Section 1 discusses different aspects of staying healthy. Section 2 is a handy A-Z guide to common female health conditions, with easy to understand information about appropriate holistic therapies. Also includes contact details for further help and support groups.

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Beasts - What Animals Can Teach Us About the Origins of Good and Evil - Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson (2014)

In his previous bestsellers, Masson has showed us that animals can teach us much about our own emotions love (dogs), contentment (cats), and grief (elephants), among others. In "Beasts," he demonstrates that the violence we perceive in the "wild" is a matter of projection.Animals predators kill to survive, but animal aggression is not even remotely equivalent to the violence of mankind. Humans are the most violent animals to our own kind in existence. We lack what all other animals have: a check on the aggression that would destroy the species rather than serve it. In "Beasts," Masson brings to life the richness of the animal world and strips away our misconceptions of the creatures we fear, offering a powerful and compelling look at our uniquely human propensity toward aggression."

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Beasts of no nation - Uzodinma Iweala (2006)

Agu is just a boy when war arrives at his village. His mother and sister are rescued by the UN, while he and his father remain to fight the rebels. 'Run!' shouts his father when the rebels arrive. And Agu does run. Straight into the rebels' path. In a vivid, sparkling voice, Agu tells the story of what happens to him next. His story is shocking and painful, and completely unforgettable. Beasts of No Nation gives us an extraordinary portrait of the chaos and violence of war. It is a gripping and remarkable debut.

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Beating Chronic Fatigue - Your Step-by-step Guide to Complete Recovery - Kristina Downing-Orr (2011)

Chronic Fatigue is a common condition that can last for many years. It is a debilitating chronic illness which ruins lives. Every waking moment becomes a physical, emotional and cognitive struggle just to function on the most basic of levels. Dr Kristina Downing-Orr, a clinical psychologist, suffered severe chronic fatigue symptoms and was compelled to research the cause of CFS and cure herself because she was offered so little help by the medical profession. Her recovery was quick and lasting. In her book Kristina reveals the causes of chronic fatigue and offers an accessible, scientifically valid, easy-to-achieve programme that will inspire people with CFS to regain their health and restore their energy and vitality. Chapters cover Kristina's own story, what chronic fatigue really is, what causes it, diagnosis, a step-by-step self-treatment programme, how to strengthen the body, coping with stress, and resources.

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Beautiful - Katie Piper (2011)

When Katie Piper was 24, her life was near perfect. Young and beautiful, she was well on her way to fulfilling her dream of becoming a model. But then she met Daniel Lynch on Facebook and her world quickly turned into a nightmare. After being held captive and brutally raped by her new boyfriend, Katie was subjected to a vicious acid attack. Within seconds, this bright and bubbly girl could feel her looks and the life she loved melting away. This is the moving true story of how one young woman had her mind, body, and spirit cruelly snatched from her and how she inspired millions with her fight to get them back.
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Beautiful Skin with Aromatherapy - June Thornton (1999)

Aromatherapy uses the scents of plants to enhance physical and mental well-being and to beautify skin and hair. This text is a comprehensive guide for skin and hair care with charts and diagrams for floral waters, infusions, toners, scrubs, face masks, oils, creams and hair tonics and shampoos which can be easily prepared at home. It includes choosing essential oils, methods of applying, aromatic infusions, aromatic skin care, massage techniques, fragrant baths and showers and aromatic hair care. A wall chart for quick easy reference is included.

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Before we say goodbye - Sean Davison (2013)

Eighty-four years old and terminally ill with cancer, psychiatrist Pat Ferguson wants nothing more than for her life, which no longer brings her joy, to be over. But when her ailing body refuses to let go, she asks her son Sean to do the unthinkable: to help her to die. Before we say goodbye is Sean Davison's personal account of the months he spent with his mother before her death. Written as a diary, it candidly recounts Davison's emotional struggle during that time, the tension between members of their family and his ultimate decision to grant his mother's last request and end her suffering. This touching, honest and thought-provoking memoir will resonate not only with countless families who have found themselves in a similar position, but with all of us who may one day have to face that choice: a choice that, for Sean Davison, would come to have life-changing consequences.

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Behavioral Intervention for Young Children with Autism - Stephen C Luce, Gina Green and Catherine Maurice (1996)

Chapters on choosing an effective treatment discuss how to evaluate claims about treatments for autism, and what the research says about early behavioral intervention and other treatments. Subsequent sections address what to teach, teaching programs, how to teach, and who should teach.

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Behind the Dolphin Smile - Richard O'Barry (2012)

As Flipper's trainer for the TV series, the author did very well in terms of material success. His ideas changed when a dolphin died in his arms and from that moment on he set about liberating dolphins. This book records his successes so far.

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Being Mortal - Atul Gawande (2014)

In Being Mortal, Gawande examines his experiences as a surgeon, as he confronts the realities of aging and dying in his patients and in his family, as well as the limits of what he can do. And he emerges with story that crosses the globe and history, exploring questions that range from the curious to the profound: What happens to people's teeth as they get old? Did human beings really commit senecide, the sacrifice of the elderly? Why do the aged so dread nursing homes and hospitals? How should someone give another person the dreadful news that they will die? This is a story told only as Atul Gawande can - penetrating people's lives and also the systems that have evolved to govern our mortality. Those systems, he observes, routinely fail to serve - or even acknowledge - people's needs and priorities beyond mere survival. And the consequences are devastating lives, families, and even whole economies. But, as he reveals, it doesn't have to be this way. Atul Gawande has delivered an engrossing tale of science, history and remarkable characters in the vein of Oliver Sacks.

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Being Normal is the Only Way to be - Adolescent Perspectives on Gender and School - Wayne Martino (2005)

A book for teachers and parents of adolescents. It is colourful, absorbing, illuminating, and - critically - practical. Each chapter draws on the perceptions and writings of teenage boys and girls, and uses these to build a specific knowledge about what it means to be an adolescent at school, what it means to be 'cool' and 'normal', and the effects of these social constructions on learning and relationships

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Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Children's Friendships, Popularity and Social Cruelty - Michael Thompson and Catherine O'Neill Grace (2002)

Questions about children's friendships and social development consume parents. Is my child popular? What if she isn't? What if she is being excluded from that group? What if he is a bully or a victim? When should I intervene, and how? "Best friends, worst enemies" balances anecdotes and theory to examine the social world of children, addressing such issues as: the developmental stages of children's friendships, cliques, bullying, popularity, best friends, social cruelty, pecking order, dating, and the role of parents and schools. It also examines the difference between friendship and popularity, and the different ways that boys and girls deal with intimacy and commitment.

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Better Health with Foot Reflexology - Dwight C. Byers (2001)

Excellent training guide to conduct the Ingham Method of Foot Reflexology on yourself and others. This is a newly revised and expanded edition with large color photos, much more educational material and there have been more foot reflexology techniques added. This book is an amazing source for one to learn about the body's functions and how all of the organs and glands can be manipulated through reflexology on the feet. Better Health With Foot Reflexology is a best-seller in the alternative health care industry today.

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Better Living - In pursuit of happiness from Plato to Prozac - Mark Kingwell (1999)

Mark Kingwell gives new meaning to "the pursuit of happiness." He enrolled in a course on how to be happy, reminiscent of the Ab Fab episode in which Eddie drags Patsy on a retreat, or of David Foster Wallace's brilliant account of going on a cruise in A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again. Ever a game little guinea pig, Kingwell put himself on Prozac and St. John's wort. He hired himself out as an expert to "help" marketers suss out material sources of happiness for the 18 to 29 cohort. He notices little things such as the fact that Pepperidge Farm has added smiley faces to their Goldfish crackers. (And for what? The fish are happy that you are happy when you eat them?) He ranges widely, writing about Roman Stoic Epictetus, Nick Hornby, The Honeymooners, Freud, Sir Thomas More, PMS, Plato, and much more.Kingwell, a philosophy professor at the University of Toronto, exceeds at making the personal philosophical--a skill that has earned him mild derision from academic contemporaries, but that lay readers will appreciate. His writing is clear, engaging, and thought-provoking, and, like fellow pop philosopher Alain de Botton (How Proust Can Change Your Life, The Consolations of Philosophy), Kingwell doffs his mortarboard at Montaigne, surely the most loose-limbed and least po-faced of philosophers--human, confused, and curious--who seems to be enjoying something of a revival.Your happiness does not depend on reading this book. But it's nice to know that for those of us who abjure books with titles like Become Happy in Eight Minutes, there are wry, funny, smart, and even uplifting reads such as In Pursuit of Happiness. --J.R.

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Between A Rock and A Hard Place - Aron Ralston (2004)

In April 2003, Aron Ralston, a 27-year-old outdoorsman and adventurer, set off for a day's hike through a remote part of Utah. A large rock came loose and pinned Aron's arm against the canyon wall. After five days of being trapped, Aron used the rock's hold to break his arm bones and proceeded to cut off his arm to free himself.

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Beyond sympathy - Janice Harris Lord (1989)

What to Say and Do for Someone Suffering an Injury, Illness or Loss

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Beyond tears: living after losing a child - Ellen Mitchell (2009)

The death of a child is an unimaginable loss that no parent ever expects to face. In "Beyond Tears", nine mothers share their individual stories of how to survive in the darkest hour. They candidly share with other bereaved parents what to expect in the first year and long beyond: harmonious relationships can become strained; there is a new definition of what one considers 'normal'; the question 'how many children do you have?' can be devastating; mothers and fathers mourn and cope differently; surviving siblings grieve and suffer as well; there simply is no answer to the question 'why?' This sharing in itself is a catharsis and because each of these mothers lost her child at least seven years ago, she is in a unique position to provide perspective on what newly bereaved parents can expect to feel. The mothers of "Beyond Tears" offer reassurance that the clouds of grief do lessen with time and that grieving parents will find a way to live, and even laugh again.

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Beyond the Baby Blues - Catherine Knox;Benison O''Reilly;Seana Smith (2011)

Beyond the Baby Blues' is the first comprehensive Australian resource guide to perinatal anxiety and depression (PND). Readers will receive solid scientific advice combined with the experiences of individuals and families affected and the professionals who treat them.The book includes the scientific explanation for PND that will come as a relief to many and an exploration of perinatal screening, the ideals and the realities, which also addresses how Australia compares with rest of world in this area.Caring professionals, family members and friends explain how they helped PND sufferers, as well as how their involvement affected their own lives, while self-care strategies will help parents take care of themselves and their families throughout life. This book is supportive and encouraging. It is deeply personal yet steeped in science.

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Big Book of Angel Tarot - the Essential Guide to Symbols, Spreads and Accurate Readings - Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine (2014)

In The Big Book of Angel Tarot, best-selling authors Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine follow up their groundbreaking Angel Tarot Cards with the definitive guide to the mystical art of tarot. By removing the fear, worry, and secrecy from the process, Doreen and Radleigh have reintroducing the world to this language of the Divine, without diminishing any of the amazing accuracy and detailed information that tarot is known for. This fascinating book takes you card by card through the journey of The Dreamer in the Major Arcana, fully explaining all of the magical symbolism found throughout tarot. You'll come to understand the importance of each suit of the Minor Arcana and its relevance to your daily life, as well as develop a firm grasp of the court cards by getting to know each and every one as if they're real people. Doreen and Radleigh reveal the incredible insights into your questions and concerns that arise from various card spreads - and also teach you how to create your own.

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Bikram Yoga - The Guru Behind Hot Yoga Shows the Way to Radiant Health and Personal Fulfillment - Bikram Choudhury (2011)

Bikram, the "hot yoga" program, has been heating up the yoga world lately, and its founder probably has something to do with it: The outspoken, dramatic, and always controversial Bikram Choudhury has garnered a lot of attention with his version of hatha yoga that some yogis think unorthodox: In his classes, students are stuck in a room heated to at least 105 degrees doing a structured program of 26 asanas with a sergeant-like instructor, and they love it. With his take-no-prisoners philosophy, Bikram describes how the program can reap great medical, physical, and spiritual benefits - the poses work out every part of the body, all of which can help alleviate many common ailments, from asthma to back pain. (Photographs accompany each pose.) In addition, the book offers the best ways to incorporate eastern philosophy into a western lifestyle and tips on how yoga can cultivate "a union between body and spirit."

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Bio-Etheric Healing - A Breakthrough in Alternative Therapies - Trudy Lanitis (1999)

Offers a way to communicate directly with the Etheric Body. This step-by-step guide covers the techniques and applications of Bio-Etheric Healing and tells us how to harness the healing powers of the Etheric Body.

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Biopiracy: The Plunder of nature and knowledge - Vandana Shiva (2011)

Vandana Shiva's book shows how Western powers, following in the footsteps of Columbus, are using patenting and genetic engineering to re-colonize the Third World. Denying the value of indigenous knowledge developed over many generations, the West is attempting to colonize life itself. The author argues that we must struggle to protect biological and cultural diversity, and that this will best be brought about by our developing and supporting self-organized communities based on decentralization, local democratic control of resources, social justice and peace. Biopiracy brings a fresh perspective to the current debate on the patenting of life forms and genetic engineeering, from one of the Third World's most respected voices.

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Bite of the mango - Mariatu Kamara and Susan McClelland (2008)

"The astounding story of one girl's journey from war victim to UNICEF Special Representative." As a child in a small rural village in Sierra Leone, Mariatu Kamara lived peacefully surrounded by family and friends. Rumors of rebel attacks were no more than a distant worry. But when 12-year-old Mariatu set out for a neighboring village, she never arrived. Heavily armed rebel soldiers, many no older than children themselves, attacked and tortured Mariatu. During this brutal act of senseless violence they cut off both her hands. Stumbling through the countryside, Mariatu miraculously survived. The sweet taste of a mango, her first food after the attack, reaffirmed her desire to live, but the challenge of clutching the fruit in her bloodied arms reinforced the grim new reality that stood before her. With no parents or living adult to support her and living in a refugee camp, she turned to begging in the streets of Freetown. In this gripping and heartbreaking true story, Mariatu shares with readers the details of the brutal attack, its aftermath and her eventual arrival in Toronto. There she began to pull together the pieces of her broken life with courage, astonishing resilience and hope.

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BJ, the cripple with a difference - Helen Prideaux (2008)

Brenda Jane (BJ) due to a head injury in a car accident is left in a wheelchair, no voice and only one functional arm. After years of recovery BJ moves up to New Plymouth, New Zealand. Where she gets mixed up in the bikie scene, pubs and picking up guys, the drugs soon spiral out of control. BJ goes up to Auckland to visit her cousin and gets involved with his band. Meeting her dream rock singer she goes on tour with him and ends up living with him in L. A. While there she encounters a supernatural situation that changes her life forever.

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Blackbird - A Childhood Lost - Jennifer Lauck (2001)

The house on Mary Street, Carson City, Nevada is the only place five-year-old Jennifer Lauck will ever call home. It's where the sky is deep blue, forever blue, and there are almost never any clouds up there. It's where Jennifer lives with her older brother B.J., her father and mother, and their two cats Moshe and Diane. It should be a perfect, peaceful childhood - but Jennifer's mother is ill, very ill, and a childhood is the last thing Jennifer is going to be allowed ...With the startling emotional immediacy of a fractured photo album, Jennifer Lauck's incandescent memoir is the story of an ordinary girl growing up in the late 1970s - and the extraordinary circumstances of a childhood lost. As Jennifer moves from Nevada to Hermosa Beach, California, from Palo Alto to Los Angeles we witness a child coping with things she shouldn't have to cope with. But what shines through BLACKBIRD is an unbreakable spirit and a sense of survival that is both profoundly moving and deeply inspiring.

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Bodywise - Discover a New Connexion with Your Body - Australian Body Corp (2005)

Not everyone can have a body like a dancer, but many of the characteristics of dancers - well-balanced spine, dynamically stable mid-section, graceful posture and fluid movement - are within the grasp of us all with the help of this elegant and distinctive movement guide. bodywise provides a totally new exercise program. It integrates the most effective exercises from several highly respected movement techniques used by dancers--Pilates, Alexander, classical ballet and physical therapy--to create a fresh approach to developing sound alignment, easy, smooth movement, flexibility and an improved sense of our bodies. It focuses on the key areas of posture, dynamic stability, flow and coordination to achieve a graceful body and a heightened mind/body connexion. bodywise is designed to complement any existing fitness regimen, but it is also a productive workout in itself. All the exercises are demonstrated in step-by-step photos by dancers from the Australian Ballet. They are safe for a range of body types and fitness levels.

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Bonafide : 53 True Kiwi Stories about Life as a Teen - Denise Gallanagh-Wood (2003)

"Being a teen can be exciting, tough, lonely and just plain strange. Most teens have secrets and would die if someone else knew about them. In 'Bona Fide' teens share these intimate secrets. You'll get a rare look inside their heads."

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Bone to Pick: Of Forgiveness, Reconciliation, Reparation, and Revenge - Ellis Cose (2005)

In a world riven by conflict, reconciliation is not always possible -- but it offers one of the few paths to peace for a troubled nation or a troubled soul. In Bone to Pick, bestselling author and Newsweek editor Ellis Cose offers a provocative and wide-ranging discussion of the power of reconciliation, the efficacy of revenge, and the possibility of forgiveness. People increasingly are searching for ways to put the demons of the past to rest. That search has led parents to seek out the murderers of their children and torture victims to confront their former tormentors. In a narrative drawing on the personal and dramatic stories of people from Texas to East Timor, Cose explores the limits and the promise of those encounters. Bone to Pick is not only the story of victims who have found peace through confronting the source of their pain; it is also a profound meditation on how the past shapes the present, and how history's wounds, left unattended, can fester for generations. Time does not heal all, Cose points out. Memories and anger can linger long beyond a human lifespan. The descendants of Holocaust survivors and African slaves alike feel the effects of their forebears' pain -- and in some cases are still demanding restitution. What is behind the movement for reparations? Why are truth-and-reconciliation commissions sprouting all over the world? Why are old wars being refought and old wounds being reopened? In Bone to Pick, Ellis Cose provides a moving and nuanced guide to such questions as he points the way toward a more harmonious world.

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Boost your energy - Sandra Cabot (1998)

For the millions of tired people who feel out of balance, this book contains a 14 day energy diet which will help recharge the body's cells. From the bestselling author of "The Liver Cleansing Diet".

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Born for Love: Why Empathy is Essential and Endangered - Bruce D. Perry and Maia Szalavitz (2011)

From birth, when babies' fingers instinctively cling to those of adults, their bodies and brains seek an intimate connection, a bond made possible by empathy-the ability to love and to share the feelings of others. In this provocative book, renowned child psychiatrist Bruce D. Perry and award-winning science journalist Maia Szalavitz interweave research and stories from Perry's practice with cutting-edge scientific studies and historical examples to explain how empathy develops, why it is essential for our development into healthy adults, and how it is threatened in the modern world. Perry and Szalavitz show that compassion underlies the qualities that make society work- trust, altruism, collaboration, love, charity-and how difficulties related to empathy are key factors in social problems such as war, crime, racism, and mental illness. Even physical health, from infectious diseases to heart attacks, is deeply affected by our human connections to one another. As Born for Love reveals, recent changes in technology, child-rearing practices, education, and lifestyles are starting to rob children of necessary human contact and deep relationships-the essential foundation for empathy and a caring, healthy society. Sounding an important warning bell, "Born for Love" offers practical ideas for combating the negative influences of modern life and fostering positive social change to benefit us all.

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Born on a blue day - Daniel Tammet (2007)

A journey into one of the most fascinating minds alive today--guided by the owner himself. Bestselling author Daniel Tammet ("Thinking in Numbers") is virtually unique among people who have severe autistic disorders in that he is capable of living a fully independent life and able to explain what is happening inside his head. He sees numbers as shapes, colors, and textures, and he can perform extraordinary calculations in his head. He can learn to speak new languages fluently, from scratch, in a week. In 2004, he memorized and recited more than 22,000 digits of pi, setting a record. He has savant syndrome, an extremely rare condition that gives him the most unimaginable mental powers, much like those portrayed by Dustin Hoffman in the film "Rain Man." Fascinating and inspiring, "Born on a Blue Day" explores what it's like to be special and gives us an insight into what makes us all human--our minds.

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Bottom Line's Prescription Alternatives - Earl L Mindell and Virginia Hopkins (2009)

"For those who need to know what doctors and pharmaceutical companies are doing to people's health ...this belongs in the library of every home." -- Lendon H. Smith, M.D., author of Feed Your Body Right Prescription Alternatives is an easy-to-use, immediate reference for all the information you need about how medications affect your body, what you can do to counteract imbalances, and what alternative treatments work best. "FDA approved" doesn't mean it's safe! * Prescription drugs can deplete the body of essential vitamins and minerals * Studies show that H2 blockers for heartburn can cause bone loss * Drugs to treat diabetes can increase risk of heart disease and death Covering the major prescription drugs in use today and their dangerous side effects, natural health expert Dr. Earl Mindell lays the foundation for a sound body with safer alternatives to these medicines. New drugs and natural alternatives for: * Heart disease * Diabetes * Obesity-related ailments * Asthma * ADD

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Boundaries with teens - Dr John Townsend (2006)

Teenagers! You love them to pieces ...but sometimes you feel like the pieces are falling apart Relax! Your sanity will survive these rocky teenage years, and so will your teens-provided you set healthy boundaries that work to their benefit and yours. Boundaries with Teens shows you how. From bestselling author and counselor Dr. John Townsend, here is the expert insight and guidance you need to help your teens take responsibility for their actions, attitudes, and emotions and gain a deeper appreciation and respect both for you and for themselves. With wisdom and empathy, Dr. Townsend, a father of two teens himself, applies biblically based principles for the challenging task of guiding your children through the teen years. He shows you how to: * deal with disrespectful attitudes and impossible behavior in your teen * set healthy limits and realistic consequences * be loving and caring while establishing rules * determine specific strategies to deal with problems both big and small Discover how your teenager thinks. Learn how to apply biblical principles to specific problems. Boundaries with Teens can help you establish wise and loving limits that make a positive difference in your adolescent, in the rest of your family, and in you.

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Boy A - Jonathan Trigell (2008)

WINNER OF THE WORLD BOOK DAY - BOOKS TO TALK ABOUT PRIZE 2008 WINNER OF THE JOHN LLEWELLYN RHYS PRIZE 2005 WINNER OF THE WAVERTON GOOD READ PRIZE 2005 ?A is for Apple. A bad apple.? Jack has spent most of his life in juvenile institutions, to be released with a new name, new job, new life. At 24, he is utterly innocent of the world, yet guilty of a monstrous childhood crime. To his new friends, he is a good guy with occasional flashes of unexpected violence. To his new girlfriend, he is strangely inexperienced and unreachable. To his case worker, he?s a victim of the system and of media-driven hysteria. And to himself, Jack is on permanent trial: can he really start from scratch, forget the past, become someone else? Is a new name enough? Can Jack ever truly connect with his new friends while hiding a monstrous secret? This searing and heartfelt novel is a devastating indictment of society?s inability to reconcile childhood innocence with reality.

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Boys raising babies - Adolescent fatherhood in New Zealand - Gareth Rouch (2005)

In a new book, psychology researcher Gareth Rouch takes a hard look at teen fathers in New Zealand and finds some startling results. Using the qualitative research technique of discourse analysis, Mr Rouch allows 12 young fathers to speak for themselves. For each of the young fathers involved in this in-depth study, parenthood proves to be a transformational experience. These young men aspire to create a better life for the child they have fathered and attempt to overcome the obstacles created by their youth, low socio-economic backgrounds, limited education, social prejudice and some difficult circumstances. Mr Rouch says the role of adolescent fathers in the lives of their children is a much neglected area of research in New Zealand and internationally. His study places adolescent fathers in the limelight and in doing so challenges accepted thinking and policy. Teen fathers like teen mothers are often an implicitly and unfairly maligned group in our society, says Stuart Carr, Associate Professor at the School of Psychology. In fact, teenage fatherhood can, under the right circumstances, lead to resilience building. It is an opportunity for 're-scripting', not simply being 'written off' both for the father and the family unit as a whole. However, obstacles to developments like these are the prejudices of others to the inclusion of the father in the lives of the children and partner. This book is important because it casts light on the psychology of these unnecessary, and potentially destructive divisions . Barnardos New Zealand has published this research because we need to know more about teen fathers and their potential to be effective, loving parents. That knowledge, rather than popular stereotypes, needs to inform social policy, says Murray Edridge, Chief Executive of Barnardos New Zealand.

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Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion


Brain Injury Journey Issues 1 - 4 - Lash and Associates Publishing (2014)

This special collection of Issues 1-4 include empowering personal stories, interviews with experts, clinical updates, and information for families, caregivers, survivors, providers and professionals. Organized by topics, each article has strategies or tips to give readers practical strategies and suggestions for navigating this journey of brain injury across a lifetime.

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Brain Injury Journey Issues 5 - 8 - Lash and Associates Publishing (2015)

Articles are written by national experts in a style that is user-friendly for all readers. By combining personal stories, interviews with experts, clinical updates, and research findings, this special collection offers insights and resources for navigating the complexity of brain trauma and the challenges of rehabilitation and recovery over a lifetime.

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Brain Tumours


Brain Tumors: Leaving the Garden of Eden - Paul M. Zeltzer (2004)

A Survival Guide to Diagnosis Learning the Basics Getting Organized and Finding Your Medical Team

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Brain workout - Arthur Winter, M.D. and Ruth Winter, M.S. (2003)

Until recently, it was believed that as the years pass, the brain inevitably deteriorates in all of its many functions. Now, according to Dr. Arthur Winter, a neurosurgeon and the director of the New Jersey Neurological Institute, studies show that the brain can continue to develop and repair itself, even in old age, and that with simple daily exercises, the proper diet, and the right kind of mental stimulation, you can learn to strengthen and maintain your brain's power to near maximum capacity throughout your lifetime. "Brain Workout" is a complete regimen with dozens of easy-to-follow exercise in each chapter and tips that include: Aiding memory Stimulating and improving sight, hearing, and the sense of smell, touch, and taste How certain foods affect us mentally and emotionally Medicines that improve brain capacity and chemicals that dull brain function The importance of oxygen to the brain, and what exercise will increase its flow

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Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain - Daniel J. Siegel (2014)

In this groundbreaking book, the bestselling author of Parenting from the Inside Out and The Whole-Brain Child shows parents how to turn one of the most challenging developmental periods in their children's lives into one of the most rewarding. Between the ages of 12 and 24, the brain changes in important and often maddening ways. It's no wonder that many parents approach their child's adolescence with fear and trepidation. According to renowned neuropsychiatrist Daniel Siegel, however, if parents and teens can work together to form a deeper understanding of the brain science behind all the tumult, they will be able to turn conflict into connection and form a deeper understanding of one another. In Brainstorm, Siegel illuminates how brain development affects teenagers' behaviour and relationships. Drawing on important new research in the field of interpersonal neurobiology, he explores exciting ways in which understanding how the teenage brain functions can help parents make what is in fact an incredibly positive period of growth, change, and experimentation in their children's lives less lonely and distressing on both sides of the generational divide.

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Breaking Down the Wall of Silence - To Join the Waiting Child - Alice Miller (1991)

Alice Miller has achieved recognition for her revolutionary work on the causes and effects of child abuse - here she works towards demolishing the wall of silence which surrounds the sufferings of early childhood as they affect everyday life, politics, the media, psychiatry and psychotherapy. An infant's trust and dependency on its parents, its longing to be loved and be able to love in return, are boundless. To exploit this dependency, to confuse a child's longings and abuse its trust by pretending that this is somehow "good for" it, Alice Miller condemns as a criminal act, committed time and again out of ignorance and the refusal to change. The essential first stage in this healing process is feeling the truth of our experience. Only this, Alice Miller writes, can enable us "to recognise childhood events and resolve their consequences so that we can lead a conscious, responsible life. If we know and feel what happened to us then, we will never wish to harm ourselves or others now".

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Breaking the headache cycle - Ian Livingstone, MD and Donna Novak, RN (2003)

Two headache specialists present an innovative Headache Reduction Program, which includes breathing exercises and dietary changes designed to treat and prevent recurring headaches.

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Breathe to Succeed: in All Aspects of Your Life - Tania Clifton-Smith (2003)

We can literally breathe our way to a successful life and boost our health by learning simple breathing techniques. Awareness of our breathing patterns and muscular tension are the most powerful tools we have as individuals to control our thought patterns, our physiological state, our whole well-being. With this book, the result of ten years' work treating patients with breathing-related disorders, learn effective techniques for wellness and optimum performance.

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Breathe, Stretch and Move - Dinah Bradley and Tania Clifton-Smith (2005)

Workers today are becoming more sedentary. We are thinking more and using our bodies less - we communicate all day with a computer screen, becoming so absorbed that our shoulders tense, our breathing changes, we hold our breath too much and, by the end of the day, we're exhausted. There has been extensive research linking dysfunctional breathing patterns to problems such as occupational overuse and RSI. The main risks are: * asymmetry in body activity, eg use of mouse in one hand * use of upper shoulder muscles in typing and turning at the same time * breath holding or very shallow breathing during movements * lack of awareness of breath holding * lack of awareness of body bracing It includes a number of crucial exercises specifically for high computer users, and more general exercises for all sedentary workers. Then there are exercises to energise you and to reduce anxiety before presentations, meetings and job interviews.When the Body Says No: Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection - Gabor Mate

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Breathing Matters - A New Zealand Guide - Jim Bartley and Tania Clifton-Smith (2006)

A revolutionary book from top Ear, Nose & Throat surgeon, Dr Jim Bartley, and highly-regarded breathing expert,Tania Clifton-Smith, who believe that good breathing patterns can dramatically improve the lives of people with major diseases such as heart disease, asthma and depression. Breathing well helps us relax, normalises body biochemistry, reduces muscle pain and allows the re-establishment of normal posture and movement. Part I discusses the role of smell and the "nose brain" in our everyday lives. These chapters provide a physiological, scientific basis to the book. Part II discusses basic breathing techniques, posture, self-massage and muscle stretching techniques. These are the self-help techniques that you can adopt to help yourself. Part III discusses common disease conditions that can be improved by attention to breathing techniques. These include asthma, heart disease, migraine, tension headache, jaw-joint pain, anxiety and depression.

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Breathing Matters - A New Zealand Guide - Jim Bartley and Tania Clifton-Smith (2006)

A revolutionary book from top Ear, Nose & Throat surgeon, Dr Jim Bartley, and highly-regarded breathing expert,Tania Clifton-Smith, who believe that good breathing patterns can dramatically improve the lives of people with major diseases such as heart disease, asthma and depression. Breathing well helps us relax, normalises body biochemistry, reduces muscle pain and allows the re-establishment of normal posture and movement. Part I discusses the role of smell and the "nose brain" in our everyday lives. These chapters provide a physiological, scientific basis to the book. Part II discusses basic breathing techniques, posture, self-massage and muscle stretching techniques. These are the self-help techniques that you can adopt to help yourself. Part III discusses common disease conditions that can be improved by attention to breathing techniques. These include asthma, heart disease, migraine, tension headache, jaw-joint pain, anxiety and depression.

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Bridge Across My Sorrows - Christina Noble (1995)

On the streets of Ho Chi Minh City, the destitute children swarm and the rich turn a blind eye. To these needy children "Mama Tina" has become an irrepressible, unorthodox and staunch champion. Within two years of arriving she has opened a Medical and Social Centre and achieved worldwide fame. Bu she berates all those who call her a "Mother Teresa". In her own words she is "one street child using her wiles to help other street children". Christina's story is punctuated by flashes of humour and exurberance that are both her trademark and her means of survival.

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Bridge Across My Sorrows - Christina Noble and Robert Coram (1995)

On the streets of Ho Chi Minh City, the destitute children swarm and the rich turn a blind eye. To these needy children "Mama Tina" has become an irrepressible, unorthodox and staunch champion. Within two years of arriving she has opened a Medical and Social Centre and achieved worldwide fame. Bu she berates all those who call her a "Mother Teresa". In her own words she is "one street child using her wiles to help other street children". Christina's story is punctuated by flashes of humour and exurberance that are both her trademark and her means of survival.

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British Medical Association Carer's Manual - (2013)

This title offers a practical, visual guide for the home carer. If you're one of the millions of people who are caring for a friend or family member then the "BMA Carer's Manual" will be an essential reference. Endorsed by the British Medical Association, this is the definitive guide to caring for the elderly or sick, offering practical advice and solutions for everyday concerns such as adapting living space and safe movement and handling. Step-by-step sequences explain essential activities such as helping someone in and out of a chair and special features focus on topics relating to common conditions. "The BMA Carer's Manual" provides accessible, reliable information and is a life-saver for anyone providing short or long-term care for a sick or elderly person at home.

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Building a new dream - a family guide to coping with chronic illness and disability - Maurer Strasberg (1989)

Directed to families confronted with a long-term health crisis, this book offers practical advice and encouragement effectively illustrated by realistic vignettes of personality changes, depression, and financial difficulties. Recognizing that illness is a family affair, the authors describe the feelings of isolation and helplessness that envelop the entire family unit. And they outline excellent coping strategies for adjusting to the changes wrought by devastating illness. Included are clear, succinct suggestions for establishing positive relationships with physicians and becoming a knowledgeable consumer of health care. There are no startling revelations, but the writing style and simplified explanations will have particular appeal to readers with limited educational backgrounds. - Carol R. Glatt, Northeastern Hosp. of Philadelphia

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Bully - An Action Plan for Teachers, Parents, and Communities to Combat the Bullying Crisis - Lee Hirsch and Cynthia Lowen (2012)

A companion book to the acclaimed documentary film that inspired a national conversation, BULLY is packed with information and resources for teachers, parents, and anyone who cares about the more than 13 million children who will be bullied in the United States this year. From commentary about life after BULLY by the filmmakers and the families in the film, to the story of how Katy Butler's petition campaign helped defeat the MPAA's "R" rating, BULLY takes the story of the film beyond the closing credits. Celebrity contributions combine with essays from experts, authors, government officials, and educators to offer powerful insights and concrete steps to take, making the book an essential part of an action plan to combat the bullying epidemic in America.

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Bully Busting - Evelyn M Field (1999)

Designed for parents to use with their children to overcome the effects of teasing and bullying and to develop understanding and skills that can be used for life, this guide is based on a six-step model. Covered are activities that assist children to develop new understandings, express feelings, build self-esteem, communicate effectively, and create a support network. Addressed are issues such as protecting oneself from bullies as a life survival skill, recognizing the character traits of children who are bullied, and breaking the downhill slide toward becoming a victim. Evelyn M. Field is a school psychologist who has worked extensively with children who are shy or have been teased or bullied.

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Bullying: How to spot it, how to stop it - Karen Sullivan (2006)

A complete guide to identifying and dealing with all forms of school-age bullying More than half of all schoolchildren have been bullied. Although lip-service is often paid to anti-bullying policies, the torment of bullying continues to be real and widespread and the damage done is lasting. This practical and thoughtful book is for everyone caught up in bullying of any kind. It explains what causes children to bully, why bullying is on the increase, what makes a child a victim and how children can develop coping skills to deal with problems at school and on the streets. A complete guide for all parents (and teachers), it shows you how to stay alert to problems, how to tackle them when they happen, and how you may be able, with care and vigilance, to nip them in the bud. There are lots of books on bullying for teachers and other professionals, books for children themselves and books on workplace bullying but nothing quite like this wide-ranging, up-to-date, proactive guide to every aspect of school-age bullying.

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Burned Alive - Souad (2004)

When Souad was seventeen she fell in love. In her village, as in so many others, sex before marriage was considered a grave dishonour to one's family and was punishable by death. This was her crime. Her brother-in-law was given the task of arranging her punishment. One morning while Souad was washing the family's clothes, he crept up on her, poured petrol over her and set her alight. In the eyes of their community he was a hero. An execution for a 'crime of honour' was a respectable duty unlikely to bring about condemnation from others. It certainly would not have provoked calls for his prosecution. More than five thousand cases of such honour killings are reported around the world each year and many more take place that we hear nothing about. Miraculously, Souad survived rescued by the women of her village, who put out the flames and took her to a local hospital. Horrifically burned, and abandoned by her family and community, it was only the intervention of a European ald worker that enabled Souad to receive the care and sanctuary she so desperately needed and to start her life again. She has now decided to tell her story and uncover the barbarity of honour killings, a practice which continues to this day. Burned Alive is a shocking testimony, a true story of almost unbellevable cruelty. It speaks of amazing courage and fortitude and of one woman's determination to survive. It is also a call to break the taboo of silence that surrounds this most brutal of practices and which ignores the plight of so many other women who are also victims of traditional violence.

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By Accident - a quadraplegic faces life - Christopher Lethbridge (1974)


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By Appointment Only - Jan De Vries (1985)

Multiple Sclerosis is recognised as a growing problem. In some Scandinavian countries, Holland, Britain and North America, the number of sufferers is rising by the day. In the UK alone, it is estimated that between 50,000 and 60,000 people suffer from this debilitating disease; in the USA figures of 350,000 are quoted. What are the causes of the problem? And what can be done about it? Could it be possible to prevent MS? When we look at the countries where there is no occurrence of MS whatsoever; the immediate answer is YES. Jan de Vries has studied and treated Multiple Sclerosis for over 45 years. He has learned that every MS patient is different and that their problems must be treated individually. He emphasises the importance of diet and environment sufferers must build up their immune system. Even the smallest interference with that delicate mechanism, the human body, can trigger off problems out of all proportion to the cause. For example, silver mercury amalgam fillings in teeth can affect your health. This book draws attention to a variety of factors and explains how they can be dealt with to improve the quality of life for all MS sufferers. It is a relevant and important alternative approach to the problem.

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Can I tell you about Parkinson's Disease - Alan M Hultquist (2013)

Meet Nikolai - a man with Parkinson's disease. Nikolai invites readers to learn about Parkinson's from his perspective, helping them to understand how Parkinson's affects his daily life and why some tasks can be especially challenging for him. He also gives advice on how to help someone with Parkinson's when they have difficulties with physical movements and memory. This illustrated book is full of useful information and will be an ideal introduction for children from the age of 7, as well as older readers. It will help family, friends and carers better understand and explain the condition, and will be an excellent starting point for group discussions.

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Captivating - John and Stasi Eldredge (2005)

Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman's Soul is a book published in 2005 by John Eldredge and his wife Stasi. The book rejects the idea of an ideal woman and explores biblical scripture from the view that God desires woman to embrace her glory, rather than fear her femininity. Captivating is a companion to Wild at Heart, also by John Eldredge, and argues that its model of femininity complements men's innate desires for a battle to fight, an adventure to live, and a beauty to rescue. The authors use scriptural analysis, personal experience and interviews with others as the basis for their argument. The book has received considerable criticism from people both within and outside the Christian sphere. Many argue that the authors' personal experiences add too much bias to a book intended to address wide human conditions; many others find fault with the authors' scriptural analyses.

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Care of the soul - Thomas Moore (2012)

Care of the soul, Thomas Moore's worldwide bestseller which has sold over a millions copies, is a powerful and uplifting book which offers a new way of thinking about daily life - its problems and its creative opportunities. CARE OF THE SOUL helps you to look more deeply into emotional problems and to appreciate sacredness in ordinary things - real friends, satisfying conversation, fulfilling work and experiences that stay in the memory and touch the heart. Thomas Moore draws on his own life as a therapist practising 'care of the soul', his studies of the world's religions, his teaching of Jungian psychology and art therapy and his work in music and art to create this inspirational guide that examines the connections between spirituality and the problems of individuals and society.

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Caring for Maria - Bernard Heywood (1994)

Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia, is a physical illness that destroys the mind and memory. It can affect anyone, male or female, and is not restricted to the elderly. Along with the other, rarer forms of dementia, Alzheimer's affects about three quarters of a million people in the United Kingdom alone, and it is estimated that there will be 42 new cases of dementia every day as the average age of the population increases.

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Caring for someone with dementia - Bupa (none)

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Castaway Kid - One Man's Search for Hope and Home - R B Mitchell (2009)

Rob Mitchell is one of the last “lifers” raised in an American orphanage. Left by a dysfunctional family in an Illinois children's home, he grew up with kids who were not friends but rather “co-survivors.” After becoming a Christian as a teenager, Rob found what he was looking for, home and family, in a relationship with God. Rob was able to overcome his past, forgiving his relatives and forging healthy family relationships of his own.

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Catch me before I fall - Rosie Childs (2012)

Because she was black, Clare Malone was the talk of her Liverpool council estate. Her mother and her mother's husband were both white and from birth she was stigmatised for this proof of her mother's infidelity. Clare was left in a bare, filthy council house to fend for herself and her siblings until, aged nine, she was placed in the care of an order of strict and often cruel nuns. She finally embarked on a settled life as a nanny and pre-school teacher, but she couldn't escape from herself and the black cloud of her childhood. After suffering a breakdown, Clare was placed in a series of dehumanising psychiatric hospitals for many years until she was helped to remember the horrifying secret of the childhood she thought she had buried forever. Now, with support, she has rebuilt her life as Rosie Childs and has moved on. She is truly happy at last.

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Chain Reaction: A Call to a Compassionate Revolution - Darrell Scott and Steve Rabey (2001)

Rachel Scott and her killer Eric Harris both talked about starting a "chain reaction." Eric used violence to kill and destroy at Columbine High School. But Rachel chose another path. In a personal creed she wrote one month before her death in the Columbine tragedy, she explained her conviction that if one person goes out of his or her way to show compassion, it will start a world-changing chain reaction of kindness.For Rachel, this was a solemn calling. And now her father, Darrell Scott, is carrying on her crusade by challenging people of all ages to commit themselves to creating a revolution of compassion that can make a real difference in our troubled world. " Chain Reaction" spells out this challenge in compelling detail, providing moving examples of practical compassion and giving illustrations from Rachel's life and journals.

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Challenged by Childhood - Healing the Hurts of a Difficult Childhood - Kay Douglas (2006)


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Changes in Self Awareness Among Students with Brain Injuries - McKay Moore Sohlberg, Ph.D., Bonnie Todis, Ph.D., and Ann Glang, Ph.D. (2016)

A student with a traumatic brain injury or TBI may have limited awareness of cognitive, social and behavioral difficulties. This can be challenging for educators as the student may resist supports and accommodations. This manual explains how brain trauma can affect self awareness and shows educators how to use awareness activities to help students with brain injuries in middle and high schools.

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Changing the Course of Autism - Bryan Jepson;Jane Johnson (2007)

Changing the Course of Autism' has the potential to revolutionise the way autism is perceived and managed. Most books on this subject describe educational and behavioural therapies, but autism is a medical disease, not a psychological disorder. This groundbreaking books shows that the disease can be treated by reducing the neurological inflammation that is part of the disease process, rather than simply masking the symptoms with drugs like Ritalin and Prozac. The authors have seen autistic behaviours improve dramatically or disappear completely with appropriate medical treatment. The book reviews the medical literature regarding the biological nature of the disease, including the potential connection between vaccines and autism. This book builds a bridge between the medical profession and parents who are angry at the rise in this disease and the way it is treated. It is the only book on this subject written by an MD who is also the parent of an autistic child. In 2001, the second son of Jepson was diagnosed with autism. Over the course of that year, he and his wife Laurie began exploring treatment options and found that the medical community knew very little about the cause, the treatment, or the prognosis of this disease. After a year of research, the couple established the non-profit Children's Biomedical Center of Utah. There autistic children could receive the most up-to-date care available. From 2002-2005, Dr Jepson treated hundreds of children on the autism spectrum and the clinic raised awareness throughout the intermountain West concerning issues related to autism and other childhood developmental disorders. Because he was a leading specialist in the field, Dr Jepson was recruited to join the team at Thoughtful House Center for Children, a multidisciplinary clinic dedicated to caring for children with autism and related conditions. The Thoughtful House is designed to integrate biomedical, gastrointestinal, and educational intervention into a coordinated effort, and to use this model to perform clinical research. It officially opened January 1st, 2006, and Dr Jepson is now its Medical Director.

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Channelling - Use Your Psychic Powers to Contact Your Spirit Guide - Shirley Humphries Battie (2006)

Channelling is a psychic power anyone can learn but which few take advantage of. This practical book demystifies the process and instructs you how to communicate with beings from other planes of existence for your benefit. You will increase your self-knowledge and discover how to channel healing energy for yourself and others. As you practice you will discover how to receive messages from angels, master souls, sages and extra-terrestrial beings and to channel messages for friends, family, and the world at large.

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Chaos, creativity and cosmic consciousness - Rupert Sheldrake, Terence McKenna and Ralph Abraham (2001)

A wide-ranging investigation of the ecology of inner and outer space the role of chaos theory in the dynamics of human creation and the rediscovery of traditional wisdom. In this book of trialogues the late psychedelic visionary and shamanologist Terence McKenna, acclaimed biologist and originator of the morphogenetic fields theory Rupert Sheldrake and mathematician and chaos theory scientist Ralph Abraham explore the relationships between chaos and creativity and their connection to cosmic consciousness. Their observations call into question our current views of reality morality and the nature of life in the universe. The authors challenge the reader to the deepest levels of thought with wide-ranging investigations of the ecology of inner and outer space the role of chaos in the dynamics of human creation and the resacralization of the world. Among the provocative questions the authors raise are: Is Armageddon a self-fulfilling prophecy? Are we humans the imaginers or the imagined? Are the eternal laws of nature still evolving? What is the connection between physical light and the light of consciousness? Part ceremony part old-fashioned intellectual discussion these trialogues are an invitation to a new understanding of what Jean Houston calls the dreamscapes of our everyday waking life.

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Chi Nei Tsang: Chi Massage for the vital organs - Mantak Chia (2007)

The techniques of Chi Nei Tsang evolved in Asia during an era when few physicians were available and people had to know how to heal themselves. Many people today have symptoms that modern medicine is not able to cure because a physical source for the problem is not easily found. The energies of negative emotions, stress, and tension--all common in modern life--and the weight of past illness accumulate in the abdominal center, causing energy blockages and congestion. When this occurs, all vital functions stagnate and myriad problems arise. By practicing the techniques of Chi Nei Tsang, this stagnation is removed and the vital organs surrounding the navel center are detoxified and rejuvenated. Master Chia teaches readers how to avoid absorbing negative energies from others and take full charge of their health through the self-healing techniques of Chi Nei Tsang. He offers fully illustrated exercises that show how to detoxify the internal organs and clear the energy (chi) channels throughout the body. He also presents methods for balancing emotions, managing stress, and observing the body in order to recognize, ameliorate, and prevent maladies before they become a problem.

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Chicken Soup for the soul - Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (1983)

As comforting as a can of soup on a cold night. A real "pick-up any time" book with lots of short inspiring stories so if you only have five minutes to spare it doesn't matter. Perfect when you need warming up!

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Child Abuse Trauma - John N Briere (1992)

I found this both remarkably informative (the book provides an excellent synthesis of current literature on child abuse research) and liberating when thinking about past and present clients. Briere has a special talent for making sense of the internal experience of child abuse survivors...An excellent book which should be on the bookshelf of counsellors or therapists working with adolescents or adults' - Counselling and Psychotherapy, The Journal of the British Association for Counselling and Psychothreapy This volume considers the unique and overlapping long-term effects of all major forms of child maltreatment. The author integrates information on seven types of child abuse and neglect - ranging from sexual and physical abuse to mistreatment by alcoholic or drug-addicted parents - and outlines the complex ways in which abuse impacts on later psychosocial functioning. Briere reframes traditional notions of psychopathology and describes treatment approaches to abuse-related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, interpersonal dysfunction, self-destructive behaviour, impaired self-reference and borderline personality disorder. Child Abuse Trauma will be an invaluable resource for abuse specialists and for general therapists who want to understand the connection between many forms of psychological distress and the lasting impacts of child maltreatment.

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Child Poverty in New Zealand - Jonathan Boston and Simon Chapple (2014)

Selected by the New Zealand Listener as one of the best books of 2014. Jonathan Boston and Simon Chapple have written the definitive book on child poverty in New Zealand.Dr Russell Wills, Children’s Commissioner. Between 130,000 and 285,000 New Zealand children live in poverty, depending on the measure used. These disturbing figures are widely discussed, yet often poorly understood. If New Zealand does not have ‘third world poverty’, what are these children actually experiencing? Is the real problem not poverty but simply poor parenting? How does New Zealand compare globally and what measures of poverty and hardship are most relevant here? What are the consequences of this poverty for children, their families and society? Can we afford to reduce child poverty and, if we can, how? Jonathan Boston and Simon Chapple look hard at these questions, drawing on available national and international evidence and speaking to an audience across the political spectrum. Their analysis highlights the strong and urgent case for addressing child poverty in New Zealand. Crucially, the book goes beyond illustrating the scale of this challenge, and why it must be addressed, to identifying real options for reducing child poverty. A range of practical and achievable policies is presented, alongside candid discussion of their strengths and limitations. These proposals for improving the lives of disadvantaged children deserve wide public debate and make this a vitally important book for all New Zealanders.

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Child Survivors of the Holocaust - Dr Paul Valent (1994)

At the end of the Second World War approximately 1.5 million Jewish children had been killed by the Nazis. In this book, ten child survivors tell their stories. Paul Valent, himself a child survivor and psychiatrist, explores with profound analytical insight the deepest memories of those survivors he interviewed. Their experiences range from living in hiding to physical and sexual abuse. Child Survivors of the Holocaust preserves and integrates the personal narratives and the therapist's perspective in an amazing chronicle. The stories in this book contribute to questions concerning the roots of morality, memory, resilience, and specifc scientific queries of the origins of psychosomatic symptoms, psychiatric illness, and trans-generational transmission of trauma. Child Survivors of the Holocaust speaks to the trauma facing contemporary child victims of abuse worldwide through past narratives of the Holocaust.

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Childhood bipolar disorder answer book - Tracy Anglada and Sheryl M Hakala, MD (2008)

How does bipolar disorder affect learning? Is there a cure? Is this a fad diagnosis? How do I handle manipulation? How can I prevent relapses? Should I use alternative treatments? How can I parent effectively? ""We are certain that all parents whose children struggle with bipolar disorder will find this book indispensable."" - Demitri F. Papolos, MD, and Janice Papolos, authors of The Bipolar Child Co-written by a doctor and a mother whose children live with bipolar disorder, The Childhood Bipolar Disorder Answer Book explains confusing medical lingo and provides straightforward answers to all your pressing questions about treatment, parenting strategies, and everything else. How is childhood bipolar disorder different from an adult onset? What are the earliest symptoms? Why is my child so irritable? How young can these symptoms manifest? Should all family members be evaluated for bipolar disorder? Will my child lead a normal life? Written in an easy-to-read Q&A format, The Childhood Bipolar Disorder Answer Book helps you understand and accept your child and develop a plan for success.

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Children of the Poor : How Poverty Could Destroy New Zealand's Future - Mike Moore (1996)

Falling educational standards, ill-health, drugs and other signs of social disintegration are some of the things former Prime Minister, Mike Moore, sees as affecting New Zealand's children as a direct result of poverty

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Children of the Poor: How Poverty Could Destroy New Zealand's Future - See more at: http://www.renaissancebooks.co.nz/si/002918.html#sthash.oQFMUsGk.dpuf - Mike Moore (1996)

Contents: Introduction; The Lucky Country No Longer; Seeking a New Vision; The Learning Deficit; The Victims of Violence; The Death of Common Sense; Growing Together; Towards a More Civil Society; An Agenda for the Children of the Poor - See more at: http://www.renaissancebooks.co.nz/si/002918.html#sthash.oQFMUsGk.dpuf

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Children's Grief - Pam and Piers Heaney (2004)

Loss, grief and death explained for children.A companion volume to Coming to Grief, this book is a guide to help adults talk to children about loss, grief and death. The author provides practical, helpful information and offers guidelines and strategies when dealing with sensitive situations in relation to children.Children experience grief and loss for many reasons: loss of a loved one, a separation or divorce, change of schools or the death of a pet. The author, Pam Heaney, recognizes the difficulties adults face when talking to children about death; one of our biggest hurdles is not in educating children about loss but rather in equipping ourselves to do so.In this frequently consulted and much praised book she she concludes that we need to understand the distress children face when grieving and offer much-needed support.

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Choosing Hope - Kaitlyn Roig-Deballis (2015)

...dramatically conveys how swiftly an 'ordinary' life can change, but also probes the depth of the struggle to rise from despair to hope.' - Publishers Weekly. Kaitlin Roig-Debellis is the first-grade teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School who saved her entire class of fifteen six- and-seven-year-olds from the tragic events that took place on December 14, 2012, by piling them into a tiny bathroom within her classroom, mere feet from the brutal massacre taking place outside the door. Since then, despite the unimaginably painful experiences she endured, she has chosen to share her experience with others, in the hope that they too can find light in dark moments. Choosing Hope is many things. A written witness to a tragedy that will never be forgotten. A gripping first-hand testament to the power of good over the power of destruction. An inspirational memoir by a brave young woman whose story is one of courage, heroism, faith, and resilience. And a celebration of all the people who make the choice to pass along their hope and positivity to young ones - parents, mentors, and especially teachers. There is no moving on, but there is always moving forward. And how we move forward is a choice.
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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME) - Frankie Campling;Michael Sharpe (2008)

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) remains one of the most controversial illnesses, both in terms of its causes, and the best ways to treat the illness. For years, sufferers have had to deal with scepticism from their families, employers, and even health care professionals. The vast amount of conflicting advice that has been published up to now has served only to confuse sufferers, and professionals, even more. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: The Facts presents a compassionate guide to this illness, providing sufferers and their families, with practical advice, based solely on scientific evidence. It is unique in being written by both a sufferer and a physician, both of whom have had extensive experience of talking to, and helping, patients. Included in the book is a detailed guide to self-help, written from a patient's perspective, but evidence-based. The book also deals with a number of special issues, advising on how to choose therapies and therapists, and how to deal with CFS in children. The book additionally includes an overview of the history of the illness, looking at the nature and causes of CFS, and the opportunities for the future. The book will be invaluable for sufferers from CFS, their friends and families, and the numerous health professionals who come into contact with sufferers from this illness.

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / ME Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment - Ros Vallings (2012)

Often known as ‘ME’, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is notoriously difficult to diagnose and treat, yet its effects are profound, and often prolonged and debilitating. Dr Rosamund Vallings has been helping those with this condition for more than 40 years. Drawing on the latest international diagnostic guidelines, she describes the process for accurate diagnosis, and the difficulties entailed. She clearly explains all aspects of the illness, and how it affects the body’s many systems and functions. In separate sections she provides useful strategies for dealing with specific symptoms, as well as positive suggestions on how to cope with the disorder on a daily basis and make the necessary lifestyle changes. This easy-to-follow resource provides a unique and timely overview of an elusive disease, written with the practical understanding of a highly experienced and internationally respected expert. It is essential reading for anyone with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME, and for friends and family members who might struggle to understand the condition. It is also a useful guide for health professionals diagnosing and treating the illness.

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Chronic Fatigue, ME and fibromyalgia: The natural recovery plan - Alison Adams (2010)

There are thought to be over 250,000 sufferers of CFS and ME and over 1.2 million people with fibromyalgia in the UK alone. There is little practical advice available and many despair of recovery. Alison Adams helps her readers to understand their disorders and offers them a revolutionary new plan. This book is a clear, insightful, informative and sympathetic guide for sufferers and practitioners alike, from someone who discovered the information the hard way. First, it clearly identifies the primary causes of these disorders, many of which stem from medical and dental practices which are endured by the average person from infancy. Second, it states that when these factors are addressed, recovery is possible. Third, it gives clear step-by-step instructions as to what needs to be done to enable the level of healing required to recover from these conditions through diet, natural supplements and, where necessary, removal of amalgam fillings. Finally, she gives sufferers the encouragement they need most - it's not your fault, and through dedication and determination you will be able to feel normal again. The author has exceptional insight into both conventional and holistic medicine, having trained and worked in the medical profession and as a naturopath. As a former sufferer who has now fully recovered, she is in a unique position to help readers to identify the specific causes of their illnesses and to enable them to help themselves back to a life free from FRS.

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Classic Yoga - Vimla Lalvani (1996)

This beginner's guide to yoga is designed to demystify this ancient science of movement. Yoga can benefit everyone by raising energy levels, improving flexibility and muscle tone, calming the nervous system and focusing concentration. The introduction outlines the principles and history of yoga and is followed by simple instructions on breathing techniques and posture which form the basis of the asanas" or postures. The book contains three exercise programmes taking the novice gradually through to an intermediate stage with more difficult asanas

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Clean Sweep - Banishing Everything You Don't Need to Make Room for What You Want - Denny Sargent (2007)

As a culture we are driven--driven to acquire, amass, get, use, devour, taste, and try. And of course it is never enough. Until we figure out that enough is enough, we will never lead a fulfilling life. Unless we let go of possessions, attitudes, emotions, old lovers, or old ideas, we'll never be able to make true changes in our lives. We are very good at taking, consuming, hoarding, devouring, overworking, and inputting more and more and more . . . but we have forgotten how to let go, how to eliminate. We need to remember the basic concept of releasing and renewing that is imprinted in every cell of our bodies. We need to relearn what our ancestors knew: how to banish. "Banishing," Denny Sargent writes, "is the identification and naming of people, things, forces, feelings, thoughts, or ideas that are negative or harmful in one's life and, through the strength of will and positive power, i.e. love, taking command over these negatives and tossing them OUT!" Sargent, an eclectic ritualist, interweaves his personal testimonial with the theory of banishing harmful factors from our physical environment and from our bodies, our hearts and emotional lives, our minds, and our spirits--through the elements of air, fire, water, earth, and spirit. In the second part of the book he provides more than 100 banishing exercises and rituals based on traditional practices performed throughout time and around the world. * Everyone wants to get rid of something--bad luck, emotional pain, illness, weight, guilt, clutter, dependency, bad habits, an ex-lover, or just the blues. * More than 100 simple exercises and rituals to get rid of anything.

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Clenched fists, burning crosses - Cris South (1984)

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Cleo - Helen Brown (2010)

For all those people who say they aren't cat people, but deep down know they are. Helen Brown wasn't a cat person, but her nine-year-old son Sam was. So when Sam heard someone mention that her cat had just had a litter, he pleaded to go and see them. Helen was powerless to resist and the deal was done - to be delivered when the kitten was big enough to leave her mother. Just a week later, Sam was killed in a road accident. Not long after this, a little black kitten was delivered to the family's doorstep. Totally numbed by Sam's death, Helen had completely forgotten about the new arrival, which belonged in another universe when Sam was still alive. Helen was ready to send her back, but Sam's younger brother, Rob, identified with the kitten who'd also lost her brothers. Stroking her, it was the first time Helen had seen him smile since Sam's death. There was no choice, the kitten - dubbed Cleo - had to stay Cleo's immense character slowly taught the family to laugh again, giving them hope of getting back to normal. She went on to become the high priestess of Helen's household - vetoing her new men, terrifying visiting dogs and playing an integral role in their lives to become both a guardian and friend.

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Cleo - How a Small Black Cat Helped Heal a Family - Helen Brown (2010)

For all those people who say they aren't cat people, but deep down know they are. Helen Brown wasn't a cat person, but her nine-year-old son Sam was. So when Sam heard someone mention that her cat had just had a litter, he pleaded to go and see them. Helen was powerless to resist and the deal was done - to be delivered when the kitten was big enough to leave her mother. Just a week later, Sam was killed in a road accident. Not long after this, a little black kitten was delivered to the family's doorstep. Totally numbed by Sam's death, Helen had completely forgotten about the new arrival, which belonged in another universe when Sam was still alive. Helen was ready to send her back, but Sam's younger brother, Rob, identified with the kitten who'd also lost her brothers. Stroking her, it was the first time Helen had seen him smile since Sam's death. There was no choice, the kitten - dubbed Cleo - had to stay Cleo's immense character slowly taught the family to laugh again, giving them hope of getting back to normal. She went on to become the high priestess of Helen's household - vetoing her new men, terrifying visiting dogs and playing an integral role in their lives to become both a guardian and friend.

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Cold Hands, Warm Heart - Jill Wolfson (2011)

The lives of two teenage girls become literally connected after 14-year-old Amanda unexpectedly dies during a gymnastics meet and Dani receives Amanda's heart. Fourteen-year-old Amanda is a competitive gymnast, sleek-muscled and in perfect health. Fifteen-year-old Dani was born with her heart on the wrong side of her body; she's been in and out of hospital all her life. The two girls don't know each other - and never will. Yet their lives are about to collide. Amanda suffers a haematoma - a blood clot - during a gymnastics competition, and dies. The donation of her heart means renewed life for Dani and several other donor recipients. This is a fascinating and unputdownable story on an important and topical issue. "Cold Hands, Warm Heart" is Jill Wolfson's third book for teenagers. She lives in Santa Cruz, California.

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Collision - Joanna Orwin (2009)

A fast-paced, exciting YA/Adult historical novel about the disastrous collision of cultures that occurred in the Bay of Islands, when the two ships in French explorer Marion duFresne's expedition came ashore to find a replacement for a mast destroyed in a collision at sea. A source of fascination and fear for local Maori, who at first attempted to placate these godlike creatures, but became increasingly angered by their lack of respect for tribal values and traditions, the expedition blindly become authors of their own demise. Orwin skilfully reveals the ill-fated expedition's bitter end, after months of cohabitation, racheting up the tension with a clever use of a fictitious written Maori account of the events that has survived as a tribal artifact. European history has told one side of the story, and now through the device of a young sailor, who is adopted by one of the Rangatira vying for political and military dominance, Joanna Orwin weaves a fascination Maori counterpoint so that the inexplicable treachery becomes not only explicable but increasingly inevitable. Researched in depth with local sources, for the first time a key event in history is examined in a fresh and revealing way, bringing the tragic events to a breathtaking conclusion and casting a new light on the past through the narrative device of a skilled novelist. thoroughly good read.

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Come into my world - 31 stories of Autism in Singapore - Brenda Tan (2010)

True stories of autism in Singapore contributed by autistic persons and their family members. Readers have found this book insightful and compelling. The book was so well-received in Singapore that a reprint was necessary within a month of publication. "This is a powerful book, both moving and informative, heart-wrenching yet full of hope."

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Coming Home - The Experience of Enlightenment in Sacred Traditions - Lex Hixon (1995)

Explores the experience of enlightenmentin sacred traditions and how it affects those who experience it.

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Coming Home to Self: The Adopted Child Grows Up - Nancy Newton Verrier (2004)

Coming Home to Self is a book about becoming aware. It is written for all members of the adoption triad: adoptees, birth parents, and adoptive parents as well as those who are in relationship with them, including professionals. It explains the influence imprinted upon the nuerological system and, thus, on future functioning. It explains how false beliefs create fear and perpetuate being ruled by the wounded child. It is a book which will help adoptees discover their authentic selves after living without seeing themselves reflected back all their lives.

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Coming to grief - Pam Heaney (2002)

Grief is the inevitable consequence of loving and will come to us all at some time in our life. It is a normal, natural response to a loss of any kind. – Pam HeaneyComing to Grief has a legitimacy and wisdom based on experience – the author has over 20 years background as a funeral director and grief counselor. She counters each time-honored myth with sound, practical advice and looks at why we grieve, what grief is and how it affects us. Physical, social, psychological, developmental and spiritual aspects are discussed in a positive way, and the whole is imbued with hope, encouragement and compassion.Pam Heaney says "I’ve written this book because I want you to come to know your own grief, what it is about and how to resolve it in a way that is appropriate for you. I want to offer something effective and honest. "Time will heal" is one of the many lies that keeps people trapped in their grief, sometimes for a life-time. I don’t want that to happen to you."

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Common Wealth - Economics for a Crowded Planet - Jeffrey D Sachs (2009)

This is a book about how we should address the great, and interconnected, global challenges of the twenty-first century. Our task, Sachs argues, is to achieve truly sustainable development, by which he means finding a global course which enables the world to benefit from the spread of prosperity while ensuring that we don't destroy the eco-systems which keep us alive and our place in nature which helps sustain our values. How do we move forward together, benefitting from our increasing technological mastery, avoiding the terrible dangers of climate change, mass famines, violent conflicts, population explosions in some parts of the world and collapses in others, and world-wide pandemic diseases?In answering these questions, Sachs shows that there are different ways of managing the world's technology, resources and politics from those currently being followed, and that it should be possible to adopt policies which reflect long-term and co-operative thinking instead of, as currently, disregard for others and ever-increasing barriers to solving the problems which we collectively face. It is a book which appeals equally to both head and heart, and one which no globally thinking person can ignore.

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Compassionate Caregiving - Practical Help and Spiritual Encouragement - Lois D Knutson (2007)

Most caregivers today have no training for the role into which they are thrust. Having been the primary caregiver for her mother, Lois Knutson draws on not only her years of experience, but also her professional training to offer encouragement and assistance to caregivers. Because she knows the situations that weigh down care-givers, Knutson gently builds them up as they continue to care for their elderly loved ones. In addition to practical tips, readers will find ways to care for themselves. Subjects addressed in Compassionate Caregiving include: how to balance work and caregiving; when and how to find home healthcare or care facilities; long-distance caregiving; how to provide care for the dying; and much more.

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Compassionate Coaching: How to Heal Your Life & Make Miracles Happen - Arielle Essex (2004)

This surprisingly generous book maps out an incredibly effective, easy-to-follow framework for guiding you through the process of turning your dreams into reality. It also adds valuable learning tools and provides essential back-up material for coaching clients. The carefully designed format leads you gently from creating a compelling outcome, increasing your motivation to achieve it, appreciating your gifts, becoming more aligned with your heart, and then clearing whatever holds you back. Using lots of real life stories to illustrate each topic, this book can help you manifest miracles happening in your life.

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Compensatory systems for students with brain injuries - Ann Glang PhD, McKay Moore Sohlberg PhD and Bonnie Todis Phd (2016)

Developing and implementing compensatory strategies for students with TBI or traumatic brain injury are complicated by multiple teachers and classroom changes in middle and high schools. This manual shows educators how to select a compensatory system, teach students how to use it, and monitor its effectiveness with adolescent students with a consistent plan for all teachers and classes.

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Complete self-help for your nerves - Dr Claire Weekes (1997)

Follow up to her book, Self-help for your nerves. Essential guide for everything you need to know to keep relaxed through every day life Repackage of the phenomenally successful guide to dealing with nervous illness - Self Help for Your Nerves. This guide offers the most comprehensive insight and advice into coping with nervous stress. Sufferers of nervous illness regard Self Help for Your Nerves as their bible - many believe that if they had found it earlier they would have been saved years of unnecessary suffering. Dr Claire Weekes looks at: How the Nervous System Works What is Nervous Illness Common factors in the development of nervous illness Recurring Nervous Attacks Plus important chapters on depression, sorrow, guilt and disgrace, obsessions, sleeplessness, confidence, loneliness and agoraphobia. The book also shows the Dr Claire Weekes method, a practical programme on learning to take your place among people without fear.

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Completing the circle - Roger Douglas (1996)

"There is a social crisis looming in NZ, an underclass has established itself. And politicians pouring money into the problem is like pouring petrol into a fire. We are giving irresistable incentives to young people to give their lives over to the State. This is destroying human dignity, breaking up families, and threatening our sense of what it is to be a New Zealander." Views from the right wing author on his politics.

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Concussion and Mild Brain Injury- Not Just Another Headline - Bonnie Nish, MA (2016)

What does one do when his/her way of daily living is significantly disrupted by a single blow to the head? How does the individual navigate through a world where s/he feels no sense of belonging? In this anthology, Concussion and Mild Brain Injury: Not Just Another Headline, 19 individuals share what they experienced. They talk of the journey through the mild brain injury maze from the concussion incident to the ongoing process of recovery. These are often hard stories to hear, but they are heartfelt, real and so very important. These stories are all real-life experiences. Each story shows the reader how vulnerable anyone is to sustaining a concussion and having to deal with mild brain injury. You do not have to be a pro-athlete to have your brain rattled. A concussion incident can happen in a heartbeat -- anywhere, anytime, to anyone. When it does occur, the potential exists for the incident to become one of the most debilitating events a person experiences. How the individual copes and manages the process of recovery is critical. Too often, the person having to deal with the maze is left feeling isolated, alone. The family member or friend feels overwhelmed, often helpless, while watching the survivor work out activities of daily living. Concussion and Mild Brain Injury: Not Just Another Headline shares how 19 individuals have navigated one of the most difficult times in their lives. It documents how deeply family and friends were affected. The book provides each author a forum to be heard, to help and assist others, to create and foster connections, and cultivate feelings of camaraderie. Most of all it gives hope in a situation that too often feels hopeless and terrifyingly isolating.

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Concussion is Brain Injury - Shireen Jeejeebhoy (2012)

In the year 2000, Shireen Jeejeebhoy died. Shireen had been in a car accident, and although she had not physically died, the person that she had been was gone due to the resulting concussion. Many believe a concussion is a mild injury, when in truth it is a traumatic brain injury in which the brain bangs about inside the skull. And a concussion that does not heal, called post-concussive syndrome, requires years of rehabilitation. Traditional rehabilitation involving strategies and rest was not enough for Jeejeebhoy. She wanted this hidden injury healed; she wanted the plethora of problems from it, especially the cognitive ones, treated. She wanted to return to society. And so began her long quest to find better treatment. In Concussion Is Brain Injury, Jeejeebhoy shares this journey and her discoveries to give hope to those who have suffered from concussions and the people who care for them.
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Concussive Brain trauma (Neurobehavioural impairment and maladaption) - Rolland S. Parker (2000)

A wide-range study of victims of head injury often reveals disorders that are neglected by less extensive examinations, and dispels the idea that there is usually a benign outcome. Focusing on a public health problem affecting millions of people of all ages, with approximately 1,300 references, Concussive Brain Trauma: Neurobehavioural Impairment and Maladaptation addresses such topics as the recognition of minor traumatic brain injury in the emergency room and clinical practice. The book is unique in its coverage of the personality changes, family dysfunction, and stress that often occur in wake of concussive brain trauma. Case examples illustrate persistent and acute alterations of consciousness, as well as cognitive, mood, personality, and social effects of head injury, in order to guide appropriate treatment. In addition, the book documents unfamiliar signs not included in the usual list of postconcussive symptoms. Concussive Brain Trauma: Neurobehavioral Impairment and Maladaptation stands alone as an in-depth, authoritative guide to the condition also described as closed head injury and "minor" traumatic brain injury.
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Congratulation! It's Asperger's Syndrome - Jen Birch (2003)

This autobiographical account of a New Zealand woman's life with Asperger Syndrome a milder form of autism reflects on the puzzling symptoms that escaped diagnosis until age 43. Birch discusses how the developmental disorder affected her cognition, identity and boundary issues, and friendships.

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Conquering concussion - Mary Lee Esty, PhD and C M Shifflett (2014)

Explains what happens to the brain during a concussion, and uses case studies to illustrate how neurofeedback can bring relief to those who've suffered from a traumatic brain injury years after the incident occurred.Post-Concussion Syndrome: An Evidence Based Approach - William D BoydRights Come to Mind: Brain Injury, Ethics, and the Struggle for Consciousness - Joseph J. Fins

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Consciousness Beyond Life - Pim van Lommel (2011)

As a cardiologist, Pim van Lommel was struck by the number of his patients who claimed to have near-death experiences as a result of their heart attacks. As a scientist, this was difficult for him to accept: Wouldn't it be scientifically irresponsible of him to ignore the evidence of these stories? Faced with this dilemma, van Lommel decided to design a research study to investigate the phenomenon under the controlled environment of a cluster of hospitals with a medically trained staff. For more than twenty years van Lommel systematically studied such near-death experiences in a wide variety of hospital patients who survived a cardiac arrest. In 2001, he and his fellow researchers published his study on near-death experiences in the renowned medical journal The Lancet. The article caused an international sensation as it was the first scientifically rigorous study of this phenomenon. Now available for the first time in English, van Lommel offers an in-depth presentation of his results and theories in this book that has already sold over 125,000 copies in Europe. Van Lommel provides scientific evidence that the near-death phenomenon is an authentic experience that cannot be attributed to imagination, psychosis, or oxygen deprivation. He further reveals that after such a profound experience, most patients' personalities undergo a permanent change. In van Lommel's opinion, the current views on the relationship between the brain and consciousness held by most physicians, philosophers, and psychologists are too narrow for a proper understanding of the phenomenon. In Consciousness Beyond Life, van Lommel shows that our consciousness does not always coincide with brain functions and that, remarkably and significantly, consciousness can even be experienced separate from the body.

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Contented Dementia - Oliver James (2010)

Dementia is a little understood and currently incurable illness, but much can be done to maximise the quality of life for people with the condition. "Contented Dementia" - by clinical psychologist and bestselling author Oliver James - outlines a groundbreaking and practical method for managing dementia that will allow both sufferer and carer to maintain the highest possible quality of life, throughout every stage of the illness. A person with dementia will experience random and increasingly frequent memory blanks relating to recent events.Feelings, however, remain intact, as do memories of past events and both can be used in a special way to substitute for more recent information that has been lost. The SPECAL method (Specialized Early Care for Alzheimer's) outlined in this book works by creating links between past memories and the routine activities of daily life in the present. Drawing on real-life examples and user-friendly tried-and-tested methods, "Contented Dementia" provides essential information and guidance for carers, relatives and professionals.Do I like the taste of that? - Kate MorrishKate's husband Peter has Alzheimer's disease. This book is Kate's story of her experience as a carer for Peter over the past six years. Kate shares both her emotional and practical experiences of living with a loved one with Alzheimer's.

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Cerebral Palsy


Coping when your child has cerebral palsy - Jill Eckersley (2009)

This book gives information about Cerebral Palsy and its effects, covering all stages of childhood from early years to adolescence. It offers practical help as well as input from parents, and examines a range of practical problems. Different kinds of therapy are also covered.

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Dyspraxia


Coping with Dyspraxia - Jill Eckersley (2010)

Dyspraxia, which involves difficulties with physical co-ordination, is believed to affect up to 10% of the population. Children with dyspraxia may find it hard to learn to write, tie shoelaces or join in PE lessons at school. Adults with dyspraxia may find everyday tasks problematic, such as driving, having a bath, playing sport or, in some cases, even speaking clearly. This updated edition of Coping with Dyspraxia explains how this condition may affect people at any stage of life, and looks at how to cope with it. Topics include; what causes dyspraxia?, getting a diagnosis, help for nursery- and school-age children, life skills for teenagers, support for adults, conventional treatment, complementary therapies, the future, sources of further information. Jill Eckersley provides the latest thinking on this complex condition, and suggests practical ways to make life with dyspraxia easier.Living with Dyspraxia - Mary Colley 2006)This book provides a diverse range of basic information and practical advice for adults with dyspraxia. Colley is able to describe in detail the impact that coordination and motor learning difficulties can have on many everyday activities, including cooking, shopping, sewing, gardening and swallowing medicines. This book provides a very readable, comprehensive and useful resource for adults with dyspraxia and their carers. It might also be useful for clinicians who are new to the field and have limited practical experience.' - British Journal of Occupational Therapy 'This concise and interestingly written handbook is aimed at helping dyspraxic adults to understand their condition and its impact on work, study, social relationships and leisure activities. It contains practical tips on everyday living, including voice control, body language, cooking, study skills, driving and self-care. Especially fascinating are the accounts by four dyspraxic adults of their own experiences. I would recommend the book to teachers and parents, student therapists and clinicians (especially those working in a multidisciplinary setting) who need an insight into developmental dyspraxia as experienced by adolescent and adult clients and an overview of the help available.' - Speech and Language Therapy in Practice For people with Developmental Dyspraxia, everyday life can pose a multitude of problems. Tasks the majority of people would find simple can often be taxing and fraught with difficulty. Living with Dyspraxia was written to help all adults with Dyspraxia tackle the everyday situations that many people take for granted. It is full of practical advice on everything from getting a diagnosis to learning how to manage household chores. Important topics are addressed, such as self-esteem, whether to disclose your condition within the workplace, how to communicate more effectively and also how Dyspraxia often interacts with other conditions, such as Dyslexia, ADHD and Asperger's Syndrome. This practical resource will be of use to adults with Dyspraxia, the professionals and families members who come into contact with them as well as those who simply wish to learn more about Dyspraxia.The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-diversity handbook: ASerger Syndrome, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and related conditions - Sarah HendrickxIncreasing numbers of adults are realising that they have been living with an undiagnosed developmental condition, yet most information and support focuses on children. This leaves many adults confused and in the dark. The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-Diversity Handbook is a handy first-reference point guide to the full range of developmental conditions as they affect adolescents and adults. Each chapter focuses on a different condition, describing its history, causes and characteristics, its implications for the individual, diagnosis and assessment, treatments and approaches, and strategies for providing support and self-support. A wide range of conditions are covered, including Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, OCD, Tourette's and Anxiety Disorders. The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-Diversity Handbook is an invaluable resource for health and social care practitioners, as well as for individuals who feel that they may be living with an undiagnosed developmental condition.

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Coping with grief - Mal McKissock and Dianne McKissock (2012)

This best-selling book offers sensitive and practical advice on how to deal with the grieving process, from coping with the funeral to managing anniversaries and special dates. Suitable for both the bereaved and their support team, it explains what to expect emotionally, psychologically and practically from the first day through the first year, as well as outlining the physical and emotional reactions to grief, why men and women react differently, how children deal with grief and some of the long-term consequences of bereavement. Whether you have been bereaved, or are part of the bereaved's support team, this self-help book will prove invaluable, and show you how to survive or help others survive, the most challenging experience a human being can have; the loss of a loved one.

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Could it be Autism - Nancy Wiseman (2007)

If you have questions or concerns about your child's social, emotional, or behavioral development, you're not alone. The number of children affected by autism--an umbrella term for a wide spectrum of disorders that includes "classic" autism, Asperger's syndrome, and Rett syndrome--is growing every year. Most children are not diagnosed until they start school. But developmental problems can be recognized in infants as young as four months old. Early intervention can vastly improve a child's chances for a successful outcome and recovery. "Could It Be Autism? "provides vital information so you can recognize the red flags of developmental delays and begin treatment based on those first signs. Nancy Wiseman is the founder and president of First Signs, the organization dedicated to educating parents, clinicians, and physicians on the early identification of and intervention for developmental delays. She is also the mother of a child who was diagnosed with autism at the age of two, and she draws on her own experiences as well as the latest research to present real strategies. Emphasizing warning signs, she describes the most important milestones at each stage of a child's growth, including things parents and pediatricians often overlook. She also empowers parents to act on their instincts and initial concern, rather than to "wait and see," which is often encouraged. The book explains the steps parents can take to confirm or rule out a developmental delay or disorder. It details various diagnoses and show how sometimes multiple diagnoses may apply. But even more valuable is the information on how to design and implement the best intervention plan based on a child's unique developmental profile. Different treatments and therapies are outlined so parents can explore and understand what may work best for their child, based on his or her particular strengths and weaknesses. Ultimately, "Could It Be Autism?" is about giving parents hope--hope that they can know one way or the other where their child is developmentally and hope that they can give their child what he or she needs to have the best life possible.

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Craniosacral therapy - John E Upledger and Jon D Vredevoogd (1983)

With the troubling side effects and surging costs of medications and surgery, Americans are increasingly turning to CranioSacral Therapy as an effective, drug-free, and non-invasive therapy. A gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the function of the craniosacral system -- the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord -- CST boosts the body's natural healing processes and has proven efficacious for a wide range of medical problems from migraines, learning disabilities, and post-traumatic stress disorder to fibromyalgia, chronic neck and back pain, and TMJ.

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Creating a life together - Patch Adams (2003)

Creating a Life Together is the only resource available that provides step-by-step practical information distilled from numerous firsthand sources on how to establish an intentional community. It deals in depth with structural, interpersonal and leadership issues, decision-making methods, vision statements, and the development of a legal structure, as well as profiling well-established model communities. This exhaustive guide includes excellent sample documents among its wealth of resources. Diana Leafe Christian is the editor of Communities magazine and has contributed to Body & Soul, Yoga Journal, and Shaman's Drum, among others. She is a popular public speaker and workshop leader on forming intentional communities, and has been interviewed about the subject on NPR. She is a member of an intentional community in North Carolina.

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Creation of Health - The Emotional, Psychological and Spiritual Responses That Promote Health and Healing - Caroline M Myss (1999)

Applying the principles ...outlined in this book in your own life may be the most important thing you do for your health this decade.' Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom A collaboration between a traditionally trained physician and a medical intuitive, The Creation of Health illuminates the deep connection between emotional dysfunction and physical illness. It describes the role that emotional disturbances play in the most common diseases and ailments, from influenza, the common cold and arthritis to diabetes, heart disease and cancer. After an introduction to intuitive medicine and its relationship to conventional medicine, Dr Shealy offers a traditional account of a particular disease or ailment, while Dr Myss sheds light on the deeper emotional and psychic causes of the illness though her corresponding energy analysis. Confirming the link between illness and emotion, The Creation of Health puts forward a groundbreaking vision of holistic healing. Caroline Myss, PhD, is a sought-after motivational speaker on spirituality and personal power.

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Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That’s Transforming Education - Ken Robinson;Lou Aronica (2015)

A revolutionary reappraisal of how to educate our children and young people by Ken Robinson, the New York Times bestselling author of The Element and Finding Your Element Ken Robinson is one of the world’s most influential voices in education, and his 2006 TED Talk on the subject is the most viewed in the organization’s history. Now, the internationally recognized leader on creativity and human potential focuses on one of the most critical issues of our time: how to transform the nation’s troubled educational system. At a time when standardized testing businesses are raking in huge profits, when many schools are struggling, and students and educators everywhere are suffering under the strain, Robinson points the way forward. He argues for an end to our outmoded industrial educational system and proposes a highly personalized, organic approach that draws on today’s unprecedented technological and professional resources to engage all students,
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Creative solutions and social inclusion - Penny Eames (2003)

This book's mission is to ensure access to the arts for all people, regardless of their social situation or ability. It has been written to encourage social service organisations to incorporate the arts in their programs. Examples of good practice are provided alongside outlines for working methods. About the Author Penny Eames has worked for the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council and for Arts Access Aotearoa. She now advises organisations on issues assoicated with the arts, and on strategic planning, financial management, trends planning and marketing.

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Creative Visualisation - Shakti Gawain (1995)

A new edition of this practical guide to exercising your innate ability to influence events to your advantage, thus creating what you want in and out of life. The audio demonstrates methods from the book. Deep relaxation techniques, asking for guidance, visualising goals, creating an inner sanctuary, and more.

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Creative Visualization - Use the Power of Your Imagination to Create What You Want in Your Life - Shakti Gawain (2009)

Creative visualization is the art of using mental imagery and affirmation to produce positive change in your life. Successfully used in the fields of health, business, the creative arts, and sports, it can have an impact in every area of your life. This pioneering bestseller and perennial favorite helped launch a new movement in personal growth.Now incorporating the Creative Visualization Meditations CD ? a series of guided meditations created and narrated by Shakti ? and a ribbon marker, this elegant keepsake edition is a treasure for any seeker’s library.This classic guide is filled with meditations, exercises, and techniques that can help you to change negative habit patterns, improve self-esteem, reach career goals, increase prosperity, develop creativity, increase vitality, improve your health, experience deep relaxation, and much more. This book can help you to increase your personal mastery of life

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Crossing the Unknown Sea - Dr David Whyte (2002)

Crossing the Unknown Sea is about reuniting the imagination with our day to day lives. It shows how poetry and practicality, far from being mutually exclusive, reinforce each other to give every aspect of our lives meaning and direction. For anyone who wants to deepen their connection to their life's work--or find out what their life's work is--this book can help navigate the way.Whyte encourages readers to take risks at work that will enhance their personal growth, and shows how burnout can actually be beneficial and used to renew professional interest. He asserts that too many people blindly trudge through a mediocre work life because so many "busy" tasks prevent significant reflection and analysis of job satisfaction. People often turn to spiritual practice or religion to nurture their souls, but overlook how work can actually be our greatest opportunity for discovery and growth. Crossing the Unknown Sea combines poetry, gifted storytelling and Whyte's personal experience to reveal work's potential to fulfill us and bring us closer to ultimate freedom and happiness.

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Crystal Light for healing and meditation - Phillip Burbutes (1987)


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Crystal Prescriptions Volume 4 - The A-Z Guide to Chakra Balancing Crystals and Kundalini Activation Stones - Judy H Hall (2015)

This directory provides all you need to know about crystals for the chakras, subtle energy bodies and raising kundalini. There are many more chakras than the conventional seven that have traditionally been in use. As the frequency of the human organism is raised, additional chakras are opening up to assimilate higher dimensional energy. This frequency uplift, and overall well-being, can be facilitated by stimulating the rise of kundalini energy, which in turn can be activated with appropriate crystals. However, spontaneous kundalini awakening can be overwhelming. Fortunately crystals have the answer. This new directory in the A-Z series assists you to identify exactly the right crystal to release any blockages and return the chakras to a state of equilibrium. This will enable the higher chakras to open and controlled kundalini rise to occur.

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Cunningham's Encyclopaedia of Crystal, Gem and Metal Magic - Scott Cunningham (1987)

Practice an ancient magic that is both natural and powerful--the elemental Earth magic of crystals, stones, and metals. This comprehensive and clear guidebook by Scott Cunningham has introduced over 200,000 readers to the secrets of over 100 gems and metals. Learn how to find and cleanse stones and use them in divinations, spells, and tarot card readings. Discover how to determine the energies and stories contained within each stone, and the symbolic meanings of a stone's color and shape. Also included in this classic guide: --A 16-page full-color insert, new with this edition --Birthstone and jewelry magic lore --Tables listing both planetary and elementary rulers of stones, magical intentions, and magical substitutions

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Dance and Somatics: Mind-Body Principles of Teaching and Performance - Julie A. Brodie (2012)

Training in somatic techniques-- holistic body-centered movement that promotes psycho-physical awareness and well-being--provides an effective means of improving dance students' efficiency and ease of movement. However, dance educators do not always have the resources to incorporate this knowledge into their classes. This volume explains the importance of somatics, introduces fundamental somatic principles that are central to the dance technique class, and offers tips on incorporating these principles into a dance curriculum. The authors demystify somatic thinking by explaining the processes in terms of current scientific research. By presenting both a philosophical approach to teaching as well as practical instruction tools, this work provides a valuable guide to somatics for dance teachers of any style or level.

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Dancing the Dream - The Seven Sacred Paths to Human Transformation - Jamie Sams (1998)

Widely recognized as one of the foremost teachers of Native American wisdom, Jamie Sams gathers readers, students, and ardent fans from every walk of life with her vibrant spirit, mesmerizing storytelling skills, and profound insights into the nature of spiritual transformation. With "Dancing the Dream, " she offers her first book of practical, advice for living on a spiritual path.The result of nearly twenty-five years of intensive study with two Native American dreaming societies, this instructive and empowering guidebook outlines-in Sams's inimitably forthright, let's-get-to-it style-the seven paths of human spiritual development and how to follow them. Beginning with the four directions of the Medicine Wheel (East, South, West, and North), Sams reveals the secrets of the final paths-Above, Below, and Within-to explain how the human spiritual journey is mirrored by the seven sacred directions: East: readiness for change, illumination of spiritual synchronicity South: the healing of relationships, return of trust West: introspection, the building of self-esteem and personal balance North: the proper use of wisdom, unconditional love, and compassion Above: moving in the spiritual realms and viewing infinity Below: reconnecting with the earth and the spirit contained in all things Within: full awareness of the present moment and universal oneness"Imagine a person sitting at a desk, trying to balance a checkbook, answering the phone with three lines blinking, writing down notes from those calls, and find a file needed by a co-worker who is hovering over the desk: you have the picture of how human beings operate on many levels at once, " writes Sams. "Yes, we ca learn how to do many things at once when we embrace life's initiations."A powerful call to integrate the seen and unseen forces in our lives-our physical reality and the web of energy made up of all our feelings, thoughts, opinions, judgments, intentions, and desires- "Dancing the Dream" offers instruction and guidance for creating an enormous shift in our personal relationships with the earth, our loved ones, friends and communities, and, most important, our own spiritual selves. With a thorough chapter devoted to each of the seven paths, as well as a glossary of terms and phrases for quick reference, this is a guide to be consulted again and again as the spiritual journey unfolds."Sams draws upon sources of indigenous wisdom, the metaphoric world, and a depth of her own experience to become a guide for all who wish to grow wise themselves. "Dancing the Dream" illuminates paths of initiation through the difficulties and opportunities that life provides."- Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D., author of "Crossing to Avalon" and "Close to the Bone" "A magnificient blueprint for transformation."- Larry Dossey, M.D., author of "Be Careful What You Pray for . . . You Just Might Get It"

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Dancing with Rose - Finding Life in the Land of Alzheimer's - Lauren Kessler (2007)

Like many loved ones of Alzheimer's sufferers, Lauren Kessler was devastated by the ravaging disease that seemed to turn her mother into another person before claiming her life. To better understand the confounding aspects of living with a condition that afflicts four and a half million people a year, Kessler, an accomplished journalist, enlists as a bottom-rung caregiver at a residential Alzheimer's facility she calls Maplewood.Life inside Maplewood is exhausting and humbling, a microenvironment built upon the intense relationships between two groups of marginalized people: the victims of Alzheimer's and the underpaid, overworked employees who care for them. It is the aides' charge to feed, clothe, bathe, and tend to the needs of dozens of residents, many of whom have only the most tenuous connection to the world around them. But what surprises Kessler more than the disability and the backbreaking work is the grace, humor, and unexpected humanity that are alive and well at Maplewood.The residents in Kessler's care give a human face to what has always been considered a dehumanizing condition, and transform her notions about the disease and "end of life" in general. Among those in her care are Hayes, a dapper ninety-one-year-old, a formerly stoic man who has become, under the influence of Alzheimer's, talkative and witty with the timing of a Borscht Belt comedian; Marianne, a sophisticated, educated career woman who lives in a well-developed, completely logical, entirely fictional world of her own creation; Rose, deeply demented, seemingly unreachable; and Eloise, gentle and self-effacing during the day, contentious and needy at night, who becomes Kessler's adopted mother.

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Daniel Isn't Talking - Marti Leimbach (2006)

This is a powerful novel exploring the effects of autism on a young family from Marti Leimbach, author of the international bestseller "Dying Young", who has experienced and dealt with the condition within her immediate family. My husband saw me at a party and decided he wanted to marry me. Melanie Marsh is an American living in London married to Stephen, the perfect Englishman, who knew the minute he saw her that she was to be his future. But when their youngest child is diagnosed with autism their marriage starts to unravel at great speed. Stephen runs back into the arms of his previous girlfriend while Melanie does everything in her power to help her son and keep her family together. And then one day, Melanie hears about a man named Andy O'Connor, who calls himself a 'play therapist' and has a client list so long she can barely get him on the phone. Some say he's a maverick and a con artist of the first degree, but when he walks into the house and starts playing with her child, Melanie knows she's found the key to her son's success, and possibly to her own happiness. "Daniel Isn't Talking" is a passionate and darkly humorous novel that explores a mother's determination to help her child. A love story for grown ups, it somehow extends its wisdom far beyond the parameters of disability and into the substance of human nature itself. This is a tense, moving novel that will make you laugh at loud even as it breaks your heart

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Dare to Fly - Janine Shepherd (1998)

United States author tour April/May 2008! On a warm Autumn day in 1986, Janine Shepherds life was changed forever. Her dreams of representing Australia in the Winter Olympics were shattered when she was hit by a truck during a cycling training session in the Blue Mountains. Her neck and back were broken in four places, as were her right arm, collarbone and five ribs. Her right leg had been ripped open, she had sustained massive internal injuries, severe lacerations to her abdominal area, and had lost five litres of blood. The bleeding alone was enough to kill her. Doctors warned her parents that she was not expected to survive her ordeal; if by some miracle she did, she would certainly never walk again. But never was a word Janine Shepherd refused to hear, let alone believe, and her remarkable recovery, recounted in her bestselling book NEVER TELL ME NEVER, was a testament to Janines indomitable spirit and extraordinary courage. Now Janines story continues in Dare to Fly, a heartwarming and inspirational account of her journey of recovery - not only physical, but also emotional and spiritual - and of the people she has met along the way who were inspired by Janine and who, in turn, continue to encourage and inspire her. As she writes in DARE TO FLY, We all need to know that no matter what happens to us in this life, we are never alone. Janine Shepherds story will truly move us all to dare to fly.

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Dark Days, Bright Nights - From Black Power to Barack Obama - Peniel E. Joseph (2010)

The Civil Rights Movement is now remembered as a long-lost era, which came to an end along with the idealism of the 1960s. In Dark Days, Bright Nights, acclaimed scholar Peniel E. Joseph puts this pat assessment to the test, showing the 60s--particularly the tumultuous period after the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act--to be the catalyst of a movement that culminated in the inauguration of Barack Obama. Joseph argues that the 1965 Voting Rights Act burst a dam holding back radical democratic impulses. This political explosion initially took the form of the Black Power Movement, conventionally adjudged a failure. Joseph resurrects the movement to elucidate its unfairly forgotten achievements. Told through the lives of activists, intellectuals, and artists, including Malcolm X, Huey P. Newton, Amiri Baraka, Tupac Shakur, and Barack Obama, Dark Days, Bright Nights will make coherent a fraught half-century of struggle, reassessing its impact on American democracy and the larger world.

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Darkness Visible : A Memoir of Madness - WILLIAM STYRON (1991)

A work of great personal courage and a literary tour de force, this bestseller is Styron's true account of his descent into a crippling and almost suicidal depression. Styron is perhaps the first writer to convey the full terror of depression's psychic landscape, as well as the illuminating path to recovery.

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Dyslexia


Day to Day Dyslexia in the Classroom - Joy Pollock, Elisabeth Waller and Rody Politt (2004)

Day to Day Dyslexia in the Classroom

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Dead women walking - Jennifer Su (2007)

Mei Chen had spent her life running, from sexual abuse, violence and the spirits. The drugs no longer dulled their voices, and she couldn't escape. She was suicidal. Ling and Yufen are two other women ruled by the spirits they worship, equally overtaken by misfortune and disaster. To escape the mess of broken relationships and painful memories seems impossible. Taiwan's churches have reached the middle classes, but for these working-class women old superstitions held sway, compounded by brutality and drug use. These three stories, skilfully intertwined, show that no situation is beyond the reach of God's grace.

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Dealing Daily with Dementia - Angela Caughey (2013)

Many books have been written about dementia, usually dealing with the symptoms and the medical side of the condition. But here is a thoroughly practical book for carers and families, written by someone with first-hand experience of caring for a person with dementia over many years. Drawing on real-life situations, this book brings together a wealth of information not easily found elsewhere. It provides solutions to a vast range of situations the carer is likely to encounter – from organising legal and financial affairs, to ways of coping with the symptoms of dementia, such as aggression, hallucinations, incontinence and decreasing mental powers. It also contains thousands of hints for dealing with dementia on a daily basis, including adapting the home environment; showering, dressing, eating and drinking; keeping the mind stimulated; and communicating well with family, friends and professionals, as well as with each other. The personal stories throughout the book are inspiring, sobering, and at times amusing. This book is full of the wisdom and insights of experienced carers, and has much to offer anyone new to this role.

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Dealing with depression - Gordon Parker (2005)

A brief, user-friendly guide to depression and mood disorders for sufferers, their families, and health professionals that care for them. Outlines the advantages and disadvantages of drug and non-drug treatments and offers advice on matching the different types of depression with their most appropriate treatment.

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Death and dignity: Making choices and taking charge - Timothy E. Quill (1995)

This book looks squarely at how patients can make crucial decisions and take charge of the end of their lives. This book is a resource for anyone who fears unnecessary suffering and excessive medical intervention at that point. It helps readers think through and then complete advance directives, and also to take a more active role when they or a family member becomes terminally ill. Through real-life stories and his own experience, Dr. Quill explores what measures a patient can choose to prolong life and how to forgo such measures if they begin to extend a painful death, choosing instead approaches such as comfort care which emphasize quality more than quantity of life. Finally, Dr. Quill speaks out on physician-assisted suicide and why he helped a long-term patient of his, stricken with leukemia, to take her life when her suffering became intolerable. He asks for regulation, rather than denial, knowing that many patients and doctors ofen face this question at times of crisis.

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Death at Seaworld - Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity - David Kirby (2013)

Death at SeaWorld centres on the battle with the multimillion-dollar marine park industry over the controversial and even lethal ramifications of keeping killer whales in captivity. Following the story of Naomi Rose, a marine biologist and animal advocate at the Humane Society of the U.S., Kirby tells the gripping story of the two-decade fight against PR-savvy SeaWorld, which came to a head with the tragic death of trainer Dawn Brancheau in 2010. Kirby puts that horrific animal-on-human attack in context. Brancheau's death was the most publicised among several brutal attacks that have occurred at Sea World and other marine mammal theme parks.

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Dementia a New Zealand guide - Dr Chris Perkins (2004)

Dementia is here to stay. In New Zealand today there are approximately 38,000 people with dementia. By 2051 it is likely that this number will have risen to 50,000. In some way, inevitably, it will affect us all ...as sufferers, or as carers, or as part of the wide circle of family, friends, professional and voluntary workers needed to support the main caregiver. The effects of dementia spread far into the community. This comprehensive book has been written for New Zealanders, to give them the information needed to understand and come to terms with this illness, and cope with the changes that occur as the disease takes its course. The New Zealand Dementia Guide explains what dementia is, the different forms it takes, how and where to get help, diagnostic tests, treatment and medication, and the services available. It examines the issues involved in both caring for a sufferer at home, and when the time comes to choose residential care. It is difficult for carers to achieve the right balance of reality and hope. Dementia is a grim condition, which progressively deprives people of the attributes they value. But in this book, Chris Perkins aims to help caregivers at all levels deal with it with acceptance and compassion, offering humane and respectful care to people with dementia.

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Dementia Care - Trevor Adams and Jill Manthorpe (2003)

Dementia presents challenges to all those working in health and social care. It is a progressive disease that affects the person with dementia, their families and friends, and the wider community. Dementia affects each person in a unique way. The challenge to professionals is to respond to this uniqueness by providing support that is effective, meaningful and individualized, often in a context of service uncertainty and resource shortages. Dementia Care explores the key issues relevant to dementia care practice. Written by leading authorities on dementia, this new textbook is designed for both students and practitioners. It emphasizes the importance of evidence-based care and practice that are founded on understanding the lived experience of people with dementia and their supporters.

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Denial of the Soul - M Scott Peck (1999)

The author of The Road Less Traveled, the bestselling and most influential book of psychiatric and spiritual instruction in modern times, now offers a deeply moving meditation on what euthanasia reveals about the status of the soul in our age. Its trenchant and sensitive treatment of the subject will define our humanity for generations to come.

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Depression - Lifting the Cloud - Dr Christine Read (2003)

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Depression - the mood disease - Francis Mark Mondimore (1995)

Discusses the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of depression, offers advice on living with the condition, and looks at mood disorders in children and the elderly, drug and alcohol abuse, and panic attacks

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Depression: Recognition and Treatment in General Practice - Berry Beaumont and David Haslam (2004)

Use of illegal drugs is a growing problem and the harmful effects of such drug use on health are considerable. GPs now have increased responsibility for the health care of drug misusers but many feel inadequately trained to take on this work and some consider that managing these patients in general practice is too challenging. The first edition of this book proved immensely popular and now fully revised and updated the second edition includes new sections on stimulants drug users with special needs families and continuing professional development and appraisal. It provides practical first-hand knowledge from contributors working the field and is essential reading for general practitioners practice nurses health visitors as well as self-help groups and organisations.

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Depression: Social and economic timebomb - Ann Dawson and Andre Tylee (2000)

Depression is one of the commonest disorders worldwide yet it continues to be underdiagnosed especially in men who tend not to present with classical symptoms. For the most part it is diagnosed and treated in primary care. However all too often the treatment is inappropriate or given for too short a time or is abandoned totally. More awareness of the condition, use of the Wellbeing index to identify potential depressives and appropriate management should be the norm. Depressive patients should not be stigmatised by their condition. This book offers pragmatic solutions to all these problems. This book is based on a major conference organised by the World Health Organisation in collaboration with the International Federation of Health Funds, Harvard Medical School and the Sir Robert Mond Memorial Trust.

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Deserter - A Hidden History of the Second World War - Charles Glass (2014)

A poet, a gangster and an agent of the Resistance; 'Deserter' details three astonishing lives shaped by the decision to flee during WWII. During the Second World War, the British lost 100,000 troops to desertion, and the Americans 50,000. Commonwealth forces from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Britain's colonial empire also left the ranks in their thousands. But, surprisingly, only one WWII deserter was executed for his crime. In 'Deserter', veteran reporter and historian Charles Glass gives voice to the powerful stories of three soldiers, two Americans and one Brit, who all ran from the conflict to meet with distinctly different fates. He follows each into the heat of battle, exploring the pressures that formed their decisions and the lasting impact of their choices. The result is a highly emotional and engaging study of an under-explored area of World War II history.

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Deserving of Death: my journey to life - Fiona Denham (1996)

Deserving of Death' chronicles a personal battle to overcome anorexia, binging, purging and depression"

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Detoxification - Cleansing the Body of the Poisons We Take in and Those We Create - Sidney M Baker (1997)

How to measure the body's toxic load and promote cleansing of both environmental and self-generated poisons.

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Developing Self-esteem for Students - A Guide for Positive Success - Connie D. Palladino (1994)


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Disability, Family,Whanau and society - Edited by Keith Bollard (1994)

Contents: Disability - an introduction; Doing ordinary things - is it possible; People first - Getting our feelings heard; Leaving the institution; Women of action; Intellectual disability; Parents and professionals; It is time to stop; Caregiving; Research, stories and action

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Disconnected - Nick Barham (2006)

I wanted to discover what young people are really up to. To see how far they've come - and where they think they're going. Today's young generation don't want reality. They want disconnection - a world of novelty, velocity and volume. A world without implications or responsibilities, where your personality is defined by how you dress, who you listen to, and which kind of celebrity you want to be. Their values and behaviour are changing at an unprecedented rate. They are not inheriting our culture - they're moving into a new improved version, with a permanent soundtrack (that you don't like), a new language (that you don't understand) and a radical morality (that you don't accept).' Nick Barham Confronting crime, underage sex, fame obsession, violence, ambition, learning and friendship, Nick Barham's compelling investigation finds that this disconnection from what adults understand to be substantial or real is creating a radical new youth culture.

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Disconnected Kids - Robert Melillo (2010)

A proven drug-free program addressing the cause—not just the symptoms—of Autism Spectrum Disorders and related conditions. Each year, an estimated 1.5 million children are diagnosed with autism, AspergerÂ's syndrome, ADHD, dyslexia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. But even as rates rise, diagnosis and treatment have not changed in 50 years. Since psychiatric drugs, given to more than 20% of elementary school children today, donÂ't cure them, doctors tell parents these dysfunctions will never disappear. Enter Dr. Robert Melillo and his new understanding of the causes of these disorders: a disconnection between the left and right sides of the developing brain. His revolutionary Brain Balance™ program has achieved documented results, dramatically improving childrenÂ's and familiesÂ' quality of life. Since 1998, nearly 1,000 children have completed the Brain Balance™ program with remarkable success—behavioral, emotional, academic, and social. Written in an accessible style, Disconnected Kids shows parents how to use this drug- free approach at home, with customizable exercises for physical, sensory, and academic performance, advice for behavior modification, information on foods to avoid, and a follow-up program for lasting results.

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Disfigured - A Saudi Woman's Story of Triumph Over Violence - Rania Al-Baz (2009)

Every morning for the past six years, Rania al-Baz has been the smiling face of a family programme on Saudi television. She was a young, beautiful Saudi TV news presenter — the first woman to have such a job — when her abusive husband beat her into a coma and left her for dead. She remained in a coma for four days and later underwent thirteen operations to reconstruct her face. When she agreed to let horrifying pictures of her ravaged face be made public, her story sparked general criticism of Saudi culture. A month after the tragedy, the first Saudi research into domestic violence began at King Saud University in Riyadh. Rania’s story subsequently appeared in the press all over the world. But Rania’s memoir is not simply the story of the violence she suffered; nor is it a tale of revenge. She denounces neither Islam nor the traditions of her country, nor even her former husband — only his violence. It is this generosity of spirit that carries her story — about her Saudi Arabian girlhood and adolescence, about her disastrous first marriage, about her public life as a TV journalist, about her life as a mother, about her evolution into an activist on behalf of women. Rania al-Baz had become one of the best known and best loved faces in her home country of Saudi Arabia. She was the presenter of a programme called The Kingdom this Morning on state-owned television. She lives in Saudi Arabia.

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Disfigured - A Saudi Woman's Story of Triumph Over Violence - Rania Al-Baz (2009)

Every morning for the past six years, Rania al-Baz has been the smiling face of a family programme on Saudi television. She was a young, beautiful Saudi TV news presenter — the first woman to have such a job — when her abusive husband beat her into a coma and left her for dead. She remained in a coma for four days and later underwent thirteen operations to reconstruct her face. When she agreed to let horrifying pictures of her ravaged face be made public, her story sparked general criticism of Saudi culture. A month after the tragedy, the first Saudi research into domestic violence began at King Saud University in Riyadh. Rania’s story subsequently appeared in the press all over the world. But Rania’s memoir is not simply the story of the violence she suffered; nor is it a tale of revenge. She denounces neither Islam nor the traditions of her country, nor even her former husband — only his violence. It is this generosity of spirit that carries her story — about her Saudi Arabian girlhood and adolescence, about her disastrous first marriage, about her public life as a TV journalist, about her life as a mother, about her evolution into an activist on behalf of women. Rania al-Baz had become one of the best known and best loved faces in her home country of Saudi Arabia. She was the presenter of a programme called The Kingdom this Morning on state-owned television. She lives in Saudi Arabia.

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Disorders of memory and learning - George A Talland (1968)

Kate: A very old, but very interesting overview of what memory, how it works, and what can go wrong

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Schizophrenia


Divided Minds - Pamela Spiro Wagner and Carolyn S Spiro MD (2006)

Growing up in the fifties, Carolyn Spiro was always in the shadow of her more intellectually dominant and socially outgoing twin, Pamela. But as the twins approached adolescence, Pamela began to suffer the initial symptoms of schizophrenia, hearing disembodied voices that haunted her for years and culminated during her freshman year of college at Brown University where she had her first major breakdown and hospitalization. Pamela's illness allowed Carolyn to enter the spotlight that had for so long been focused on her sister. Exceeding everyone's expectations, Carolyn graduated from Harvard Medical School and forged a successful career in psychiatry. Despite Pamela's estrangement from the rest of her family, the sisters remained very close, "bonded with the twin glue," calling each other several times a week and visiting as frequently as possible. Carolyn continued to believe in the humanity of her sister, not merely in her illness, and Pamela responded. Told in the alternating voices of the sisters, "Divided Minds" is a heartbreaking account of the far reaches of madness as well as the depths of ambivalence and love between twins. It is a true and unusually frank story of identical twins with very different identities and wildly different experiences of the world around them. It is one of the most compelling histories of two such siblings in the canon of writing on mental illness.

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Do I like the taste of that? - Kate Morrish (1999)

Kate's husband Peter has Alzheimer's disease. This book is Kate's story of her experience as a carer for Peter over the past six years. Kate shares both her emotional and practical experiences of living with a loved one with Alzheimer's.

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Do-It-Yourself Shiatsu - Wataru Ohashi (2001)

In this book Ohashi, one of the most knowledgeable and well-known U.S.-based bodywork teachers, tells how you can learn to perform shiatsu at home on yourself and your friends. Ohashi, who has taught and practiced in this country for years, has written specifically for a Western audience, focusing on the common discomforts that bother us here in the West. He has provided clear explanations of all technical terms and attractive photographs throughout to illustrate the techniques and the exact locations of the pressure points. He has also included special exercises designed to keep your energy flowing.Disability, Family, Whanau and society - Edited by Keith BollardIn this book, Maori and Pakeha parents, caregivers, and researchers describe their experiences of disability in New Zealand today. The focus in on intellectuial disability. In their own section of the book, people who have an intellectual disability present their accounts of issues that impact on their lives, adn state their wishes for more equitable treatment in today's society. The book also takes a critical look at issues in the area of research design and our ways of knowing and understanding through research. A case is made for attention to the voice of those who have authentic experience of disability, and for using their stories within emancipatory model of research.

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Doctor's Guide to Chronic Pain - Readers Digest (2004)

This comprehensive, authoritative guide provides clear step-by-step pain management programs including treatments for the 20 top causes of pain. With the latest medical breakthroughs and expert advice from America's top doctors and alternative practitioners, learn how to use conventional and alternative medicines, folk remedies, mind-body imagery, diet, and exercise to break the pain cycle.Positive Options for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (Crps): Self-Help and Treatment - Elena Juris Learning to Cope with CRPS / RSD: Putting Life First and Pain Second - Karen RodhamThe Concise Book of Trigger Points, Third Edition - Simeon Niel-Asher

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Does My Child Have ADHD? - Glen Stenhouse (2008)

ADHD has been a controversial issue over the last few decades but in child psychologist Glen Stenhouse's opinion, based on his 15 years of clinical experience, this should not be so. It is estimated that about five per cent of children have a personality type known as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. These children are active, impulsive, impatient, enthusiastic, demanding and exhausting to parent - and extremely likeable. Does My Child Have ADHD is for parents wondering whether their child (usually their son) has this particular personality type. Glen Stenhouse describes the characteristic traits and behaviours of the ADHD personality, both in children and adults; explains the challenges that ADHD children face at school; then explains how their behaviour can be managed at home and at school to bring out their very best. The great news is that ADHD children who are well managed by parents and teachers can - and do - grow up to become responsible, high-achieving, happy and fulfilled adults.

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Dogs Never Lie About Love - Why Your Dog Will Always Love You More Than Anyone Else - Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson (2007)

How well do you know your dog? Did you know that dogs have dreams and fears? That they do see colour, that they smell electric storms, and feel scent as an emotion? Jeffrey Masson takes us into the world of the dog, a world created by a sense of smell one hundred million times more acute than ours, and reintroduces us to man's best friend - loyal, honest, straightforward, spontaneous and almost unbelievably forgiving. Drawing on observations of his own three dogs, as well as true stories of dogs' friendship, heroism and loyalty, Masson makes us laugh, cry and think again about our canine companions, who, unlike humans, will never lie about love.

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Dogs That Know When Their Owners are Coming Home - And Other Unexplained Powers of Animals - Rupert Sheldrake (2011)

Many people who have ever owned a pet will swear that their dog or cat or other animal has exhibited some kind of behaviour they just can't explain. How does a dog know when its owner is returning home at an unexpected time? Filled with captivating stories and thought-provoking analysis, Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home is a groundbreaking exploration of animal behaviour that will profoundly change the way we think about animals, and ourselves. After five years of extensive research involving thousands of people who own and work with animals, Rupert Sheldrake conclusively proves what many pet owners already know - that there is a strong connection between humans and animals that lies beyond present-day scientific understanding.

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Don't Kiss Them Goodbye - Allison DuBois (2005)

While interning in the homicide bureau of the district attorney's office, Allison DuBois found that she could do something remarkable. As she laid out crime scene photos and gathered information, she relized that she could see the crime through the eyes of the perpetrator and the victims. In this fascinating book Allison chronicles her visions through the thin veil between life and death.

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Don't Look Back - The David Bussau Story - How an Abandoned Child Became a Champion of the Poor - Philippa Tyndale (2005)

David Bussau has lived and worked among the world's poor, had his life threatened by corrupt profiteers and born witness to natural and man-made disasters. For the first time this orphan turned millionaire, entrepreneur, humanitarian and ultimately co-founder of Opportunity International, one of the world's largest aid organizations, allows his full story to be told.

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Don't Pee on My Leg and Tell ME it's Raining - Judge Judy Sheindlin (1998)

How many mornings have you opened the newspaper only to read about another violent crime committed by a juvenile? Are you outraged when the "rights" of a criminal take precedence over the rights of the victim? Do you ever feel that people should start taking responsibility for their own actions and stop using the rest of society as the scapegoat? Judy Sheindlin knows these feelings all too well. After more than two decades serving in New York City's family court system, she has seen, heard and now she shares it all in "Don't Pee on My Leg and Tell Me It's Raining." The time for change was yesterday and the time to wake up is now. The problems Sheindlin encounters daily -- welfare abuse, juvenile violence, abandoned or abused children, ugly custody fights -- reflect the growing destruction of America's families. They are a mirror of what has gone wrong in America; a reflection of how far we have strayed from personal responsibility and old-fashioned discipline. Rich in courtroom detail, with eye-opening expos, s of government stupidities and legal chicanery, "Don't Pee on My Leg and Tell Me It's Raining" tells tales from the dark side of human nature. You will encounter welfare deadbeats who rip off the system and duck an honest day's work -- until Sheindlin cracks the whip, forcing them to find jobs. You will learn about a beautiful teenage girl who was murdered on her way home from school by other girls for a pair of earrings. You will meet a subway mugger who became a millionaire by suing the police who arrested him. A fiercely intelligent, flamboyant, tough-talking mother of five, Sheindlin examines the problem of America's fraying family fabric and says publicly whatmost citizens feel privately: Juvenile delinquency is out of control and young criminals must not be treated lightly by the court system any longer. Ultimately Sheindlin says that the answer to most of society's problems can be summed up in one word -- Responsibility. "Society must demand that people grow up and accept responsibility, " she writes. "The folks who insist that we continue to tolerate abuse by self-described victims should get the message -- not anymore."

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Don't Shoot the Clowns : Taking a Circus to the Real Iraq - Jo Wilding (2006)

"Don't Shoot the Clowns" is Jo Wilding's account of living with Iraqi people during the war and its aftermath. She tells what daily life is really like in a country coping with invasion and occupation, and how she and a hastily recruited troupe of circus performers brought clowns, laughter and some moments of respite to the children of Iraq. As a human rights observer, Jo Wilding, a young British trainee lawyer and solidarity activist, witnessed and recorded in her blog some of the worst atrocities committed against ordinary people. Out of the trauma grew the circus, travelling round the squatter camps, schools and orphanages, putting light and hope back into people's lives. 'I want to thank you for coming,' said one observer. 'This is the first time since the war that I have seen the children laugh this way, from their insides.' Jo Wilding isn't a journalist looking for stories. In simply playing with children, helping where possible and instinctively recording events, she provides a unique and independent perspective. Her daily accounts have an immediacy and accuracy that bring the scenes sharply into focus. From the shocking, painful stories of the siege of Falluja - where, for a terrifying day and night, she was taken prisoner - to the crowds of mesmerized children, every episode vividly describes life in occupied Iraq.

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Dosha for life : the ancient ayurvedic science of self healing - Linda Bretherton and Jim Whitham (2007)

The three common Ayurvedic body types - known as doshas comprising of vata, pitta and kapha - are explained in this guide, as are the factors that are prone to damaging each type. Based on the premise that individuals are born with their own doshas and the whole perception of life's experiences is affected by them, the book shows how imbalances created by nutritional factors, environmental changes, stress levels and long-standing habits damage the natural flows of energy that should be experienced. By incorporating the guide's simple daily activities that give nourishment at both the physical and spiritual level, regeneration and enrichment on a daily basis is possible. This is the only book that deals with the practical realities of daily living using Ayurveda as a primary system of health care. It examines the factors within the real lives of key protagonists and establishes principles of physical and emotional health care that apply to everyone.

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Down but not out - Elizabeth Berns (2004)

Down But Not Out is a true account of the life of a girl who has Down syndrome. It is a story that offers a fascinating and revealing insight into Lee’s joys and trials as she moves through her childhood years and develops into a young adult. Through conversations and interviews with Lee’s parents, teachers, siblings, friends, and with Lee herself, the author sensitively explores the everyday realities and boundaries of a girl with Down syndrome. What happens when the limitations imposed by Down syndrome are combined with the usual fluctuations of teenage hormones? How much real understanding does Lee have of herself, her needs, and of her surroundings? How does she respond to praise or criticism? What does she think about growing up, interacting with other people, getting a job and having a boyfriend? These are just some of the questions that are asked in Down But Not Out. The answers are sometimes funny, sometimes sad, often surprising and always insightful. This is a story from the heart that will both entertain and educate anyone with an interest in Down syndrome.

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Down Times: Teenage Depression : A Guide for Young People and Their Families - Leah Andrews and Sally Merry (1998)

New Zealand has the highest teen suicide rate in the Western world, and this book covers this complex and important topic in a sensitive, readable and informative way. The subjects covered include what is depression, how it is treated, what causes it and why it sometimes isn't recognized.

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Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain - Betty Edwards (1993)

By applying discoveries in brain research to the teaching of drawing, this book is designed to help anyone improve their drawing. Sections on drawing in colour, new information on using lights and shadows to create 3-D effects, improving handwriting and exercises are also included.

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Drawing on the right side of the brain - Betty Edwards (1993)

By applying discoveries in brain research to the teaching of drawing, this book is designed to help anyone improve their drawing. Sections on drawing in colour, new information on using lights and shadows to create 3-D effects, improving handwriting and exercises are also included.

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Dreams Lost, Never Walked - Raumoa Ormsby (2003)

Brought up by his grandparents, Pop and Nanny Mei, and a range of uncles and cousins, seventeen-year-old Poi Paki is very much a part of the marae. It's the world of rural Maori: 'a bit naive, a bit cunning, a bit in your face and often more than a little crazy'. It's a place of humour, love but also violence and poverty. Poi dreams of leaving it to join the Army, like many of his other relatives have done in the past. He doesn't want to escape the love, respect and loyalty of the marae, but he wants to escape the inter-family tensions and the way you can easily be sucked under by circumstance. He also wants to find his own place in the world, knowing that he started out as a product of rape, abandoned by his mother. Poi has ambition, intelligence and plenty of cheek. He also has a strong foundation of love, but will it help him on his way? Raumoa Ormsby was raised at his ancestral marae at Kohupatiki Paa, midway between Napier and Hastings (where he now lives). One of ten, he attended Karamu High before going on to Wellington Teachers Training College and then Victoria University. Although he dropped out of university, he remained in Wellington and began work for the Post Office at its headquarters. He later transferred to the Post Office Association, representing postal workers, becoming a senior official and serving on the Board of the Trade Union Education Authority until it was disbanded in 1992. He subsequently moved to the Engineers Union in Hamilton, but in 1996 he returned to his family home at Kohupatiki Paa to look after his widowed mother. He worked for a while with his local marae committee and for the Hastings Taiwhenua, before starting writing

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Dreamwalker - Path of Sacred Power - Mary Summer Rain (2003)

What is a Dreamwalker? They are the rare few who, as Mary Summer Rain describes them, are "led by the spirit, ' have "shed the yoke of desire and self-want," and have discarded the need for material gain and all evidence of negative thought. Without any personal goals, they travel the path of knowledge and go where the spirit of truth leads them. Brian Many Heart, also a student of No-Eyes, returns to No-Eyes' cabin in the Colorado mountains to teach Mary Summer Rain the "magic" and power of the Dreamwalker. Together, under No-Eyes' close scrutiny, they explore the realms of the spirit, and deal with Summer Rain's many unanswered questions about her identity and her resistance to what is referred to as her "spiritual obligation" to deal with wayward spirits (which she would explore later in Phantoms Afoot).

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Dying - A New Zealand Guide for the Journey - Sue Wood and Peter Fox (2006)

The book has been written to help anyone who is dying from cancer or other terminal illness. Drawing on years of practical experience as counsellors in the field, Sue Wood and Peter Fox discuss what they and others have found happening in the terminal stages of illness - what the dying person can expect, what others have found important to do - and generally how to respond positively and practically to situations that are likely to arise on this difficult journey. The authors also address those involved in the day-to-day care and nursing, as well as the professionals. Their aim is to help deal with the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the patient and those caring for them, and to enhance the dignity and comfort of all concerned. Originally published in South Africa, the book has been adapted for New Zealand by Karen McMillan.

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Dying for a Cure - Rebekah Beddoe (2007)

A powerful memoir of antidepressants, misdiagnosis and madness. There was that term again, depression, being tossed around. When had I received an official diagnosis, anyway? It had just been mentioned by my GP and now staff were picking it up and running with it. Things seemed to be getting blown out of proportion. I wanted to know why I couldn't be tested for this so-called imbalance in my brain before being put on medication, but I didn't want him to think I was questioning his expertise. He was the second doctor now to recommend the treatmen. And these are the newer sort - the ones that aren't addictive or anything?" "Not addictive. They're very safe." Shortly after the birth of her daughter Rebekah Beddoe was diagnosed with post-natal depression. Two years later she was taking six different drugs

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Dyslexia no more: now I can read - Marilyn Liguori (2008)

Sally Prince's amazing story

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Dyspraxia - Geoff Brookes (2005)

Since the publication of the ground-breaking report All Our Futures: Creativity

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Early Embraces: Women Describe Their First Lesbian Experience Bk. 1 - Lindsey Elder (1996)

This collection of real-life first-person stories by women from around the country describing their first sexual experience with another woman sparkles with laughter, awkward moments, and plenty of hot sex. These sometimes naughty, sometimes nice stories take a tantalizing and illuminating peek at just how lesbians begin the process of exploring their sexuality. Occasionally poignant, sometimes funny, always unflinchingly real, Early Embraces is an original collection not to be missed.

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East of the mountains - David Guterson (2000)

From the author of THE COUNTRY AHEAD OF US and SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS, a tale about Dr Ben Givens, who, after becoming ill, leaves his home in Seattle, never intending to return. Ben embarks on a journey past snow-covered mountains to a place of canyons, sagelands and orchards where he intends to commit suicide, but it doesn't all go to plan.

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Eastern Healing - The Practical Guide to the Healing Traditions of China, India, Tibet and Japan - Jacqueline Young (2001)

Including Yoga, shiatsu, acupuncture, Chinese herbalism, ayurveda, t`ai chi, qi gong, do-in, reiki

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Eat, Pray, Love - Elizabeth Gilbert (2007)

It's 3 a.m. and Elizabeth Gilbert is sobbing on the bathroom floor. She's in her thirties, she has a husband, a house, they're trying for a baby - and she doesn't want any of it. A bitter divorce and a turbulent love affair later, she emerges battered and bewildered and realises it is time to pursue her own journey in search of three things she has been missing: pleasure, devotion and balance. So she travels to Rome, where she learns Italian from handsome, brown-eyed identical twins and gains twenty-five pounds, an ashram in India, where she finds that enlightenment entails getting up in the middle of the night to scrub the temple floor, and Bali where a toothless medicine man of indeterminate age offers her a new path to peace: simply sit still and smile. And slowly happiness begins to creep up on her.

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Eating safely in a toxic world - Sue Kedgley (1998)

A startling expose of the hidden hazards in New Zealand's food. But the news isn't all bad: Eating Safely in a Toxic World outlines simple steps we can all follow to reduce the toxic load on our bodies. many additives in our food have been banned overseas natural foods such as vegetables, fruit and meat can contain residues of toxic substances fruit could have been sprayed twenty times before picking fish may contain ten times the amount of legally permitted mercury a typical Kiwi lunch could include sixteen different pesticides some children consume more than 150 additives a day

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Educating Children with AD/HD - A Teacher's Manual - Paul Cooper and Finton O'Regan (2001)

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) is the most common behavioural disorder affecting up to five per cent of children in the UK. This book provides a concise and comprehensive guide to educating children with AD/HD, offering a theoretical introduction to the disorder, and practical guidance for the classroom teacher on how to support children with this condition. This practical guide is divided into three clear sections which focus on: * the nature of AD/HD and its impact on the individual in school, as well as the ways in which it can be most accurately diagnosed * the principles and practices of intervention, including specific educational interventions and behaviour management techniques * a series of case studies illustrating the nature of AD/HD and its relationship with other difficulties making suggestions for school-based interventions. Rooted in the experiences of practitioners who work with children with AD/HD every day, this book draws on up-to-date research evidence to challenge crude assumptions about AD/HD and argue that the best way to understand it is as a condition in which biological and environmental factors interact.

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Effective treatments for PTSD - edited by Edna B Foa, Terence M Keane, Matthew J Friedman and Judith A Cohen (2010)

Developed under the auspices of the PTSD Treatment Guidelines Task Force of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, this tightly edited work is the definitive best-practice reference for practitioners caring for any trauma population. Leading clinical scientists thoroughly review the literature on widely used therapeutic approaches for both adults and children. Succinct treatment guidelines are presented that feature standardized ratings of the evidence for each approach. The book also offers insightful guidance to help clinicians select the most suitable therapy for particular patients and overcome frequently encountered obstacles.

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EFT for PTSD - Gary Craig (2009)

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a terrible burden to bear. It not only affects people psychologically, robbing them of peace of mind and inner tranquility; it damages them physically. Traumatic stress can result from negative emotional experiences during childhood. It can also arise in adults as a result of war, assault, or similarly traumatic experiences. Some of the symptoms of PTSD are: . Insomnia. Digestive disorders. Flashbacks and nightmares. Irritability, jumpiness, being easily triggered by events. Rage, grief and guilt. Anxiety, panic attacks, depression. Feeling isolated and unsafeIf you or someone you know has these symptoms, EFT can help. In scientific studies of war veterans and other traumatized groups, EFT has been shown to reduce or eliminate PTSD, sometimes in just a few short sessions. Not only do PTSD sufferers experience immediate relief, but the positive results extend long after treatment. This manual is a lifeline for those suffering from PTSD and their families. It also contains special sections that gather together the experience of many physicians, psychotherapists, social workers and coaches who have used EFT

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Electromagnetic Colour Healing - The Challenge - Don Brooker (2000)

Text about the alternative healing process of colour therapy. Text discusses such issues as: what colour healing can do; nutrition; use of colour therapy for animals, how to treat infections with colour therapy and how to dowse and diagnose with colour.

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Embraced by the Light - Betty J. Eadie (1992)

Relates the near-death experience of Betty Eadie, and recounts the events that followed

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Embracing the warrior - Dr Karen Coates and Vincent Perry (2007)

Reclaim your health through the power of nutrition, movement and informed choice. Dr Karen Coates (Gwinganna specialty presenter) and Vincent Perry have created an easy-to-read, innovative approach to health. Expertly weaving the threads of conventional, nutritional and environmental medicine, natural therapy and physical movement to create a dynamic tapestry of wellbeing for women.

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Embracing Uncertainty - Susan Jeffers PhD (2002)

We all have fear of the unknown - so life's uncertainty can be a constant source of worry to us. But, as Susan Jeffers explains, life doesn't have to be one worry after the next. Embracing Uncertainty emphasizes that an unknown future doesn't prevent a rich and abundant life, and that by enjoying life's unpredictability we expel ourselves from fear into excitement and potential. Through case-studies, exercises and wise insight, this text explains that life is exhilarating because of, not in spite of, the uncertainty.

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Emil and Karl - Yankey Glatshteyn (2006)

In Vienna, Austria, in 1940, two nine-year-old boys, one Jewish and one Aryan, are classmates and best friends when events of the Nazi occupation draw them even closer together as they fight to survive and escape together

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Emma and I - Sheila Hocken (2011)

As a girl, Sheila never let her gradual descent into blindness prevent her from trying to do everything a sighted person could do. Then at 17, unable to see to find her way around the house she grew up in, she found herself dreading her future in an 'ever darkening vacuum'. But then the remarkable Emma enters her life, and Sheila begins a journey that brings her the independence, love and happiness she never dreamed possible. Emma and I is the moving and inspirational story of the unique bond between Sheila and her dog, and shows that, sometimes, miracles do happen.

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Emotion and healing in the energy body - Robert Henderson (2015)

A comprehensive guide to emotional blockages in the energy body and their physical manifestations - Details how emotional trauma, long-term stress, and environmental influences cause energy blockages in the subtle body that affect the physical body - Explores more than 30 specific physical ailments, detailing the energetic origins of each condition and which meridians, chakras, and points are affected - Explains how to interpret and work with energies released in massage and during yoga practice In this comprehensive guide to subtle energy and its associated physical manifestations, Robert Henderson reveals how the discomfort and pain you carry in your physical body is related to the energies of the life you have experienced. The author explains the eight types of subtle energy: Emotional, which carries anger, fear, love, and other emotions; Mental, which affects patterns of behavior, beliefs, actions, and memories; Spiritual, which influences intuition, inspiration, and transcendent states; Sexual, which affects creativity, spontaneity, and excitement; Environmental, which arises from stress at work, tension at home, and other outside influences; Interpersonal, which comes from interactions with family, lovers, and friends; Ancestral, the energy of the lives of your parents up to the time of your conception; and Karmic, the energy of your past lives. Detailing how these energies are drawn in by the chakras and distributed throughout the body by the meridians, the author explains how suffering acute emotional trauma or long-term stress causes negative energies to accumulate in the energy body much like fat deposits. Our physical body reacts to these energy blockages, leading to physical conditions such as closed hips, tight hamstrings, digestive distress, chronic pain, and persistent tension in areas like the shoulders. The author explores more than 30 specific physical ailments, providing the energetic origins of each condition, the exact location of the corresponding energy blockage, and which meridians, chakras, and points are affected. He covers sexual energy in depth, explaining how to handle repressed energy as it is released during yoga or massage. As the author shows, physical ailments caused by the energies of hurtful life events can be healed through massage and yoga, allowing you to become open to the free and spontaneous circulation of energy through the subtle body.

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Emotional Blackmail - Susan Forward (1997)

Emotional blackmail is a powerful form of manipulation in which people close to us threaten to punish us for not doing what they want. Emotional blackmailers know how much we value our relationship with them. They know our vulnerabilities and our deepest secrets. They are our mothers, partners, our bosses and colleagues, our friends and our lovers. And no matter how much they care about us, they use this intimate knowledge to give themselves the pay-off they want - our compliance. Susan Forward presents an anatomy of a relationship damaged by manipulation, and gives the reader an arsenal of tools to fight back, with strategies for blackmail targets, including checklists, practical scenarios and communication techniques that seek to strengthen relationships and break the blackmail cycle for good.

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Emotional Intelligence - Daniel Goleman (1996)

The groundbreaking bestseller that redefines intelligence and success Does IQ define our destiny? Daniel Goleman argues that our view of human intelligence is far too narrow, and that our emotions play major role in thought, decision making and individual success. Self-awareness, impulse control, persistence, motivation, empathy and social deftness are all qualities that mark people who excel: whose relationships flourish, who are stars in the workplace. With new insights into the brain architecture underlying emotion and rationality, Goleman shows precisely how emotional intelligence can be nurtured and strengthened in all of us.

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Emotionally healthy teenagers - Jay Kessler (1998)

Respected parenting counselor Jay Kesler offers ten proven principles to help parents teach the concept of cause and effect, learn how to listen more than lecture, and model a life-changing love for God-resulting in emotionally healthy teenagers.

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Empower Your Life with Reiki - Focus Your Body's Energy for Deep Relaxation and Inner Peace - Richard Ellis (2000)

Reiki can help improve physical and emotional symptoms from minor complaints to more serious conditions. A Reiki practitioner is used as a channel for energy, which is passed through his hands to the recipient, activating the body's natural ability to heal itself. In this way, the patient's natural balance is restored, both physically and mentally. It is important that potential patients and students learn the nature of this therapy, what they can expect from it and how they can learn to do it themselves. This book addresses all of these issues, and with the help of over 200 illustrations, it explains what Reiki is and how it is taught, learned and practised.

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Empowerment through Reiki - Lotus Light (1998)

Reiki is a Japanese term which means "universal life energy" -i.e. the energy that lives in all creation, that is inherent to all living beings and that nourishes them and keeps them alive. This book describes exactly how Reiki energy works, the way it can be used and the effects that can be achieved with its help.

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Enabling Access - Edited by Barry Carpenter, Rob Ashdown and Keith Bovair (1997)

The widely experienced editors and contributors to this book show how access to each subject of the curriculum can be provided for pupils with moderate to profound learning difficulties. They raise current debates and illustrate effective teaching ideas, and discuss strategies for providing a high quality education for these pupils and a celebration of their achievements. The editors also discuss the active involvement of parents and pupils in these processes.

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End Game - Tipping Point for Planet Earth - Anthony Barnosky and Elizabeth Hadly (2015)

overconsumption / population growth / dwindling natural resources / climate change / disease / contamination / storms / thirst / war ...will the struggle to simply stay alive become humanity's future rather than its past? What happens when vast population growth endangers the world's food supplies? Or our water? Our energy needs, climate, or environment? Or the planet's biodiversity? What happens if these all become critical at once? Just what is our future? In 'End Game', world-renowned scientists Anthony Barnosky and Elizabeth Hadly draw on their work to explain the growing threats to humanity as the planet edges towards a resource war for remaining space, food, oil and water. And as they show, these wars are not the nightmares of a dystopian future but are already happening today. They explore the origins of Ebola in densely populated areas of south-eastern Guinea, witness raging fires in Yellowstone and Colorado and explain how drought-induced food shortages are already causing problems in the Sudan, Gaza Strip and Iraq. Finally, they ask: at what point will inaction become the break-up of the intricate workings of the global society? The planet is in danger now, but the solutions, as Barnosky and Hadly show, are still available. We still have the chance to avoid the tipping point and to make the future better. But this window of opportunity is closing fast and will shut within ten-to-twenty years. 'End Game' is the call we need.

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End the Struggle and Dance with Life - Susan J. Jeffers (1996)

This is the sequel to "Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway". It urges the reader to master the technique of "dancing with life", of approaching difficulties and struggles with serenity. The aim is to teach the reader how to truly enjoy, appreciate and feel at peace in the process of "fear-lessly" moving forward with our lives.

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Endal - Allen and Sandra Parton (2009)

The remarkable story of Endal, voted 'Dog of the Millennium', and how, through his remarkable skills, companionship and unstinting devotion, he gave Allen Parton a reason to live again. Allen Parton was seriously injured while serving in the Gulf War. He lost the use of both of his legs, plus all memories of his children and much of his marriage. He was left unable to walk, talk or write - isolated in his own world. After five years of intensive therapy and rehab, he was still angry, bitter and unable to talk. Until a chance encounter with a Labrador puppy - Endal - who had failed his training as an assistance dog on health grounds. They 'adopted' each other, and Endal became Allen's reason to communicate with the outside world, to come to terms with his injuries, and to want to live again. Not content with learning over 200 commands to help Allen complete everyday tasks like getting dressed and going out to the shops in his wheelchair, Endal gave Allen the ability to start living again, and to become a husband and father again in his own special way. This is the incredible story of Allen, his wife Sandra, and his family. And, of course, Endal.
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Endangered - Your Child in a Hostile World - Johann Christoph Arnold (2000)

Challenges parents to make children their first priority before their careers, houses, or dreams, and to protect them from the onslaught of influences and pressures that rob them of their innocence. Original.

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Energy Medicine - Donna Eden (2008)

In this updated and expanded edition of her alternative-health classic, Eden shows readers how they can understand their body's energy systems to promote healing.

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Enjoy Every Sandwich - Lee Lipsenthal (2012)

Lee Lipsenthal had a charmed life: married to the love of his life, the proud father of two remarkable children, working as medical director of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute. In his personal relationships and with his patients, Lee was committed to living his life fully and gratefully each day.The power of those beliefs were tested in July 2009 when he was diagnosed with esophageal cancer, leaving him with a 90 percent chance of dying within five years. As Lee and his wife Kathy navigated his diagnosis, illness and treatment, he discovered that he did not fear death, and even as he faced his own mortality, he felt more fully alive than ever before. In the bestselling tradition of Don't Sweat the Small Stuff and The Last Lecture, Enjoy Every Sandwich distils everything Lee learned about how we find meaning, purpose and peace in our lives. Told with humour and heart, this deeply inspiring book will help readers embrace their humanity, accept uncertainty and live a life of gratitude - whether they are facing the end now or not.

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Entering the Stream: An Introduction to the Buddha and His Teachings - Samuel Bercholz (1993)

The grandeur, simplicity, and freshness of the 2,500-year-old tradition of Buddhism are reflected in this collection of writings intended as a primer for newcomers to the subject as well as a reference for those familiar with Buddhism. The selections include: The story of the Buddha's life. A concise historical background. Key writings of Theravada, Mahayana, Zen, and Tibetan Buddhism. Meditation instructions. A Buddhist explanation of reincarnation. Simple explanations of terms. A pictorial survey of Buddhist art and architecture.

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Epilepsy and Pregnancy: What Every Woman with Epilepsy Should Know - Stacey Chillemi (2006)

Approximately 2.5 million people in the U.S. suffer from epilepsy; of these, more than one million are women of child-bearing age. With concerns about everything from medication-related birth defects to falls during seizures, many of these women are fearful of having children. The good news is that, with proper prenatal care, more than 90 per cent will deliver healthy babies. "Epilepsy and Pregnancy" gives readers the basic facts they need to help them make medical decisions throughout preconception, pregnancy, labor, delivery, and the early days after childbirth. Topics include preconception, fertility, pregnancy risks, risks to the fetus, nutrition, keeping fit, what to expect during pregnancy, fetal development, and labor and delivery. In addition, the book includes guidelines for the use of anti epileptic drugs during pregnancy, recommendations and questions to ask their neurologist, recommended daily allowances by age group, glossary, and much more. "Epilepsy and Pregnancy" is an essential guide for any woman who suffers from epilepsy and desires to have a child.

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Erasing Iraq - the human cost of carnage - Michael Otterman (2010)

For nearly two decades, the US and its allies have prosecuted war and aggression in Iraq. Erasing Iraq shows in unparalleled detail the devastating human cost. Western governments and the mainstream media continue to ignore or play down the human costs of the war on Iraqi citizens This has allowed them to present their role as the benign guardians of Iraqi interests. The authors deconstruct this narrative by presenting a portrait of the total carnage in Iraq today as told by Iraqis and other witnesses who experienced it firsthand. Featuring in-depth interviews with Iraqi refugees in Syria, Jordan and Western countries, Erasing Iraq is a comprehensive and moving account of the Iraqi people's tragedy.

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Escape - Carolyn Jessop (2008)

Born into the Fundamentalist Church of the Latter Day Saints (FLDS), the author describes her life before, during and after her marriage at 18 to a 50-year-old man with three other wives. This painful memoir certainly doesn't bear much resemblance to the polygamous fantasies of the HBO series Big Love. The author's large family lived in grinding poverty, and Jessop was constantly subjected to humiliations at the hands of her husband, Merril. But she had inner resources. In a decidedly patriarchal culture, she often spoke her mind, and she talked Merril into letting her go to college. Her occasional questioning of his views, however, earned his suspicion and the condescension and mistrust of her fellow wives. So what kept Jessop in the community? Fear. From her earliest childhood, when she played a game called "apocalypse," she had been taught that God punished those who disobeyed his rules. Furthermore, she knew that no woman had ever managed to get herself and her children safely away from the community. Still, one night in 2003, Jessop snuck her eight children out of the house and fled to Salt Lake City. There, she found little in the way of support networks for women escaping polygamy. She was told that "there would be more legal and financial help for me if I were a refugee arriving from a foreign country." The chapters about her struggles to adjust to this new life are more riveting than the occasionally tedious descriptions of her earlier hardships. Especially wrenching are scenes featuring the two of Jessop's children who felt torn between their parents and resented their mother for taking them away from the FLDS church. The book's final pages recount triumphs large and small, from getting her first stylish haircut to standing up to her husband in court.Though Jessop's circumstances were unusual - and particularly harrowing - her memoir will appeal to many women who have left abusive relationships.

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Essential Ayurveda - Shubhra Krishan (2003)

Ayurveda is perhaps one of the most popular "holistic" health practices in the United States. Based on 5,000 years of practice and observation and popularized in part in the works of Deepak Chopra, "ayurveda" translates into "the science of life" and takes into account the spiritual, mental, and physcial aspects of health. After a brief definition of ayurveda and the basic elements, ESSENTIAL AYURVEDA outlines the practical steps any person can take to become healthier. According to the author, "ayurveda" is a verb. The book is set up with simple suggestions to get readers started on the path to good health. As Shubhra writes, "attack your goal of great health in bite-sized chunks, and you'll get there without ever overstepping your comfort zone. In concrete terms, to "do" Ayurveda is to make healthy choices in daily life. These choices can be as simple as choosing fresh fruit over a donut, choosing a health magazine over a horror novel, choosing to sleep instead of watching late night television."

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Essential Neurology - Iain Wilkinson (2005)

A brand new edition of "Essential Neurology" brings the text fully up-to-date. This book is a core text for medical students and junior doctors, who want a comprehensive yet concise practical guide to clinical neurology. To make the book more readable and digestible, we have introduced colour into the text. This text provides clear explanations of the most common neurological and neurosurgical disorders. The most up-to-date clinical methods are covered to ensure students are learning the newest techniques. To enhance the readers' understanding of this subject more illustrations, line drawings and scans are incorporated into the text.Another new addition is the inclusion of clinical cases with self-assessment questions at the end of every chapter. These help to clearly illustrate the clinical presentations of key neurological disorders. "Essential Neurology" is ideal for medical students on neurology attachments and an excellent review text for the MRCP examination. Reviews of previous edition: 'This is an excellent introductory text for medical students who want their neurology without frills' - "British Medical Journal". 'A well-presented manual of practical clinical neurology recommended as easy and enjoyable fundamental reading' - "Brain". 'This is an excellent book with a very good all round approach to an understanding of neurology at student level' - "Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry"

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Essential Tremor


Essential Tremor: The Facts - Mark Plumb and Peter Bain (2007)

Essential Tremor is the most common movement disorder in the world, and affects between 4 and 40 people per 1000 of the population amongst all ethnic groups. Characterised by shaking hands, this disorder can affect the head, voice and legs, and is often made worse by physical and emotional stress. Essential Tremor: The Facts provides a comprehensive guide to understanding this disorder and minimising its impact upon the lives of sufferers, their friends and families. It begins with a close look at what essential tremor is and how it should be diagnosed, as well as details on who gets the disorder, the causes, and how it affects sufferers day-to-day lives. Current treatment options are covered, along with patient advice on how to cope with the stigma of essential tremor, as well as the disability and social handicap it invokes. The book concludes with a chapter on the future and prospects of a potential cure.

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Essentials of Dyslexia Assessment and Intervention - Nancy Mather and Barbara J Wendling (2011)

User-friendly and accessible, this indispensible guide combines research, assessment, and treatment interventions of dyslexia in one concise volume. The authors address the components that need to be considered in the assessment of dyslexia, both cognitive and academic, and include descriptions of the various tests that might be utilized in a comprehensive dyslexia assessment.

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Ethnocultural Aspects of Posttraumatic Stress Disorders: Issues Research and Clinical Applications - American Psychological Association (1996)

In recent years, the concept of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has captured the attention and concern of clinicians and scientists, and reactions to traumatic stress have been extensively studied. But are such reactions universal? Although the PTSD diagnosis is now used internationally, it is by no means clear whether it is meaningful across cultures and ethnic groups. Most of the research and clinical experience validating the diagnosis has been carried out in Western industrialized nations, and some clinicians have raised the question of ethnocentric bias in its formulation. This volume presents a systematic evaluation of ethnocultural aspects of PTSD. Leaders in the field of PTSD research and practice explore both universal and culture-specific reactions to trauma and discuss implications for research, treatment and prevention. This multidisciplinary perspective should be useful to a broad audience of psychologists, psychiatrists, anthropologists, epidemiologists, sociologists and social workers.

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Eva - Peter Dickinson (1988)

Eva wakes...She has been in a coma for eight months after a horrifying accident. She hears her mother murmer, 'It's all right. You're going to be all right.' But there's something terrible in the voice...Eva has changed. From now on she must live life that no one has ever lived before. A life that will change the world. "An outstanding novel." - "Guardian". "Shatteringly moving, intellectually demanding, relentlessly readable." - "Junior Bookself". "A remarkable work of science fiction. It has tenderness, humour and passion. It will not quickly leave the mind." - "Times Literary Supplement".

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Even Silence Has an End - My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle - Ingrid Betancourt (2010)

Ingrid Betancourt's story - her exemplary courage, spirit and resilience - has captured the world's imagination. A politician and presidential candidate celebrated for her determination to combat the corruption and climate of fear endemic in Colombia, in 2002 she was taken hostage by FARC, a terrorist guerrilla organisation. She was held captive in the depths of the jungle for six and a half years, chained day and night for much of that time, constantly on the move and enduring gruelling conditions. She was freed and reunited with her children and relatives in 2008. It is Betancourt's indomitable spirit that drives this important and deeply moving book, telling in her own words the extraordinary drama of her capture and eventual rescue, and describes her fight to survive, mentally and physically. As she confronts the horror of what she went through, her story also goes beyond the specifics of her own confinement to offer an intensely intelligent, thoughtful and compassionate reflection on what it means to be human

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Suicide


Everybody Hurts: A New Zealand Story: Coping with our son's suicide - Rick Stevenson (1995)

One day at his office author Rick Stevenson was called to a police station and told that his 28-year-old son Mike had shot and killed himself. Learning of his son's suicide was just the beginning of an emotional journey towards accepting Mike's death. A riveting account of the aftermath of an experience that has become a disturbing national problem. Everybody Hurts is the story of a New Zealand family who learnt to cope with an appalling tragedy.

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Everyday Blessings - Myla Kabat-Zinn;Jon Kabat-Zinn (1998)

Shows parents how they can enrich their own and their childrens' lives through raising their awareness of life's gifts

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Everyday Kindness - Short Cuts to a Happier and More Confident Life - Stephanie Dowrick (2011)

Virtually every moment of our greatest wellbeing reflects the giving and receiving of kindness. At home, work and in the wider world, there are countless opportunities when a moment of consideration or kindness - given or received - will transform your day. Whether it is a hard time to be endured, or a wonderful time to be shared and celebrated, it's our willingness to think well of ourselves and act kindly towards others that makes all the difference. In this intimate, deeply reassuring book, Choosing Happiness author Dr Stephanie Dowrick takes kindness as her inspiration and theme. And she does so in ways that are powerfully encouraging. Whether she is writing about food or moods, about growing in self-confidence and appreciation, teaching resilience to our children or ourselves, making the best choices to support our physical and emotional wellbeing, the pleasures and dilemmas of contemporary work, parenting, friendship and love, or even how to improve or save our closest relationships - Stephanie Dowrick is making a calmer, happier and more rewarding life immediately possible

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Everyday sacred - Sue Bender (2003)

With simple shifts of perception, each of us can find the sacred in every day. Like the vibrant yet simple quilts that led her to live within the Amish community and to write about the experience in her bestselling book "Plain and Simple," the empty begging bowl is the powerful, inspirational symbol in Sue Bender's "Everyday Sacred." In the tradition of the begging bowl, she discovers a simple, profound wisdom we can all live by. Just as a Zen monk goes out each morning with an empty bowl in his hands and accepts whatever is placed in the bowl that day as his nourishment, so can we start each day afresh and find, at the end of the day that extraordinary things have come our way. Filled with the people, stories, and experiences that found their way into Bender's own bowl, "Everyday Sacred" teaches us that each step along life's journey is a miraculous opportunity to learn. Whatever we are doing-whether meditating, weeding a garden, serving coffee in a busy coffee bar, or listening to a friend can be done with our full attention and love. It is these small acts that make every day sacred. "Reading "Everyday Sacred," I felt as if I had spent an evening in lively conversation with Sue, searching for meaning through a variety of experiences, with myriad friends, and finding it at every turn" --Whitney Otto, author of "How to Make an American Quilt" "It moved my whole being, seeped into my skin. Yes, I said, Yes. And the illustrations! ...They're wonderful." --Natalie Goldberg, author of "Banana Rose" Sue Bender is an accomplished artist, author, and much sought-after lecturer worldwide.

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Everyone Try Yoga - Victoria Woodhall and Jonathan Sattin (2013)

There is a style of yoga to suit everyone, regardless of age, gender or fitness levels. Learn what yoga can do for you, from improving your health, helping you lose weight and tone up, reducing stress and lifting your mood. The book explores 10 different styles of yoga, including: - Iyengar - Ashtanga - Yoga for Sports - Restorative - Hatha - Yoga for Pregnancy so you can find the right 'fit' for you. Some styles are athletic and physically demanding, whilst others focus on balance, breathing and releasing tension. Follow three 20-minute full sequences for morning, noon and night, with easily accessible exercises. With advice from ten experienced yoga teachers, Everyone Try Yoga is all you need to get started or broaden your existing yoga practice. Triyoga is Europe's leading yoga centre, with high profile clientele and attracting the top UK and visiting international yoga teachers who have the motto 'everyone try yoga' because each style has its own unique emphasis, benefits and challenges. Everyone Try Yoga draws on the expertise of over 15 highly experienced teachers from triyoga to show you what each style can offer. The book features practicaland accesible exercises throughout, including three full sequences suitable for all levels. The accompanying DVD provides a powerful visual aid to guide you through these sequences. It also explores the history of yoga, giving context to our modern take on this 4,000-year-old tradition. With guidance on yoga for men, children, pregnancy and the menopause as well as meditation and improving energy, Everyone Try Yoga contains all you need to start or deepen your yoga practice.

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Evolutionary Enlightenment - A New Path to Spiritual Awakening - William J. Murray and Andrew Cohen (2011)

In Evolutionary Enlightenment, Andrew Cohen redefines spiritual awakening for our contemporary world--a world characterized by exponential change and an ever-expanding appreciation for the processes of evolution. Cohen's message is simple, yet profound: Life is evolution, and enlightenment is about waking up to this fundamentally creative impulse as your own deepest, most authentic self. Through five tenets for living an enlightened life, Cohen will empower you to wholeheartedly participate in the process of change as your own spiritual practice. Evolutionary Enlightenment not only makes deep sense of life today; it will show you how to play an active role in shaping the world of tomorrow.

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Expanded consciousness - more meditations on brain injury - Mike Strand (2013)

It’s often said that no one can know or understand what it’s like to have a brain injury until you are that person. But Mike Strand’s book, Expanded Consciousness, goes a long way toward revealing what it’s really like to be a survivor. Using his format of short essays, he delves into the frustrations, challenges, rewards and disappointments that he – and many other survivors – experience. He takes you into the world and mind of brain injury and you will find his book engaging and revealing whether you are a survivor, family members, caregiver or professional.

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Experiencing Heaven Trilogy: 90 minutes in heaven - Don Piper (2012)

Now available in a special edition for readers age 9-12, "90 Minutes in Heaven" is the runaway bestseller about one man's experience with death and life. When Don Piper's car collided with a semi-truck he was pronounced dead at the scene. For the next 90 minutes, he experienced the glories of heaven. Back on earth, a passing minister felt led to pray for the accident victim even though he was told Piper was dead. Miraculously, Piper came back to life, and the pleasure of heaven was replaced by a long and painful recovery. An inspiring account for people of all ages, "90 Minutes in Heaven" is now poised to touch and comfort children in the same way it has offered encouragement and hope to millions of adults.

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Experiencing Heaven Trilogy: Flight to heaven - Capt Dale Black (2010)

Imagine getting a glimpse of heaven, a preview of life in God's presence. Could life here ever be the same? Capt. Dale Black has flown as a commercial pilot all over the world, but one flight changed his life forever--an amazing journey to heaven and back. The only survivor of a horrific plane crash, Dale was hovering between life and death when he had a wondrous experience of heaven. What he saw, what he heard, and what he learned there continues to ripple through his life and touch others. Against all odds, Dale miraculously recovered from his injuries and learned to fly again. Now, with his life as a testament, he shares his inspiring story--offering hope and encouragement for those dealing with serious injuries or the loss of a loved one, and those looking for assurance about this life and the next. Experience a Life-Changing Vision of Heaven

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Experiencing Heaven Trilogy: My journey to heaven - Marvin J Besteman (2012)

On April 28, 2006, as he lay in his hospital bed in Ann Arbor, Michigan, visions of celestial beauty were the last thing on Marv Besteman's mind. He had just had surgery to remove a rare pancreatic tumor. It was after visiting hours and his family had left for the day. Alone and racked with pain, Marv tossed and turned, wanting more than anything else to simply sleep and escape the misery and discomfort for a while. The retired banker, father, and grandfather had no idea he was about to get a short reprieve in the form of an experience he never could have imagined. In "My Journey to Heaven," Marv Bestman shares the story of his experience of heaven with astounding detail. Readers will hear of his encounters with angels who accompanied him to the gate, his conversation (argument, really) with St. Peter, and his recognition of friends and family members who touched his life. His story offers peace, comfort, and encouragement to those who have lost loved ones and gives security and solace to those who are grieving, dying, or wonder about the afterlife. Marv believed God sent him back to earth to fulfill this mission of comfort and reminds readers that God has work for each of us to do before he calls us to be with him in heaven. Secure in his belief that his book was the fulfillment of his own mission, Marv returned to heaven in January 2012.

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Exposed : How a Lost Boy Bucked the System and Found His Voice - John Wareham (2015)

John Wareham reflects on his life leading up to and including his time as a boarder at Palmerston North Boys High School. Wareham says at the beginning of this book that this is a memoir, not an autobiography. He tries to revisit and make sense of the boy he used to be, the events that marked and life and stoked his imagination. Some names are changed but how much truth, if any should he tell? 1950’s schools were a different breed than today’s schools with discipline often being meted out with the cane. It was after his parent’s marriage broke up that John Wareham was sent to a boarding school. With parents and schoolmasters’ help, he discovers a passion for photography. Many friendships are made while ganging up on Masters that the boys thought would do better elsewhere pursuing another careers.

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Extraordinary Kids - Nurturing and Championing Your Child with Special Needs - Cheri Fuller and Louise Tucker Jones (1997)

Provides parents with vital information to help celebrate, nurture, and prayerfully champion their special-needs children.

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Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close - Jonathan Safran Foer (2006)

"Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" is Jonathan Safran Foer's heartrending New York novel. In a vase in a closet, a couple of years after his father died in 9/11, nine-year-old Oskar discovers a key...The key belonged to his father, he's sure of that. But which of New York's 162 million locks does it open? So begins a quest that takes Oskar - inventor, letter-writer and amateur detective - across New York's five boroughs and into the jumbled lives of friends, relatives and complete strangers. He gets heavy boots, he gives himself little bruises and he inches ever nearer to the heart of a family mystery that stretches back fifty years. But will it take him any closer to, or even further from, his lost father? Moving, literary and innovative, perfect for fans of Lorrie Moore and Nicole Krauss, Jonathan Safran Foer's "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" was made into a major film starring Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock, released in 2012. Jonathan Safran Foer was born in 1977. He is the author of "Everything is Illuminated", which won the National Jewish Book Award and the Guardian First Book award, and "Eating Animals", and the editor of "A Convergence of Birds".
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Eyebody - The Art Of Integrating Eye, Brain And Body - Peter Grunwald (2008)

Improving vision and understanding the relationship between their vision, body, thoughts and emotions.

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Facilitated stretching - Robert E. McAtee (1999)

This new edition features the latest PNF stretching techniques to help improve range of motion and improve performance, reduce overuse injuries that result from muscle fatigue, and enable easy assessment of current muscle function.

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Fall Down Laughing - David L Lander (2000)

The actor shares his sixteen-year struggle to hide his multiple sclerosis from his wife, daughter, and the public from his first signs of vertigo five years after "Laverne & Shirley" until his decision to announce his illness.

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Falling apart: Avoiding Coping with and Recovering from Stress Breakdown - Michael Epstein (1992)

Despite so many books being available on the general subject of "stress", there are few on its serious consequences, and no other comprehensive book on stress breakdown, a new and better term for and age-old condition: "nervous breakdown." Only those who have been through it can know what a stress breakdown is like, and yet it happens to ordinary people who have seemed to cope well with the usual demands of life. This book tells the stories and shares the private joys and agonies of those who have suffered from this debilitating experience. Falling Apart shows you how to avoid stress breakdown, or how to cope with life if you or someone you are close to has experienced a breakdown. This breakthrough book includes simple strategies for dealing with the many problems we encounter in today's stressful world and for handling the dilemmas that confront those recovering from a breakdown.

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Fast Facts: Chronic Pain - M Soledad Cepeda, Michael J Cousins and Daniel B Carr (2006)

Chronic pain has a broad range of physical and psychological pathologies, and it is through persistent pain that many of the greatest health burdens worldwide - cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, arthritis, alcoholism and trauma - exact their long-term human, social and economic toll. Patients expect the best possible quality of life, and a multidisciplinary team approach may be required, combining the skills of a variety of healthcare professionals who can contribute to diagnosis or treatment. "Fast Facts: Chronic Pain" summarizes the key facts about chronic pain for busy front-line practitioners, starting with chapters on the mechanisms and assessment of pain. Subsequent chapters detail the pathogenesis, diagnosis and management of specific chronic pain syndromes, including cancer pain, chronic low back pain and visceral pain. A chapter on neuropathic pain includes discussion of trigeminal and postherpetic neuralgia, complex regional pain syndrome, diabetic neuropathy, central pain, phantom pain and post-incisional pain, while a chapter on pain of musculoskeletal origin explores pain arising from fibromyalgia, osteoporosis and arthritis.

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Father Hunger - Fathers, Daughters, and the Pursuit of Thinness - Margo Maine (2004)

"Father Hunger" is the emptiness experienced by women whose fathers were physically or emotionally absenta void that leads to unrealistic body image, yo-yo dieting, food fears and disordered eating patterns. The term, which is now part of the psychology lexicon, originated with the first edition of this work in 1991. After having completed a decade's worth of further investigation, Dr. Maine has updated the information about men and their daughters in this second edition. She offers a new crash course on being a girl in today's culture, based on her expertise as a leading eating disorders prevention advocate. This edition describes the origins of father hunger and its effect on the family, with even more practical solutions to help fathers and daughters understand and improve their relationships. Also included is an expanded section for educators and therapists to help them more effectively prevent and treat the problems that occur between dads and daughters."

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Father-Son healing - Joseph Ilardo PhD (1994)

An insightful guide through the rarely explored terrain of father-son relationships. Ilardo offers strategies for coming to terms with father-son issues. Appropriate for men's groups, therapists, counselors, and women who want to better understand the men in their lives.

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Fatherless Sons - Rex McCann (1999)

Rex looks at the consequences of men being raised in a household where the father is absent through death or divorce, or because he si simply unavailable emotionally. Using the men's stories as a starting point, he examines what fathering really means, the nature of the passage from boyhood to manhood and the place of fathers in this passage, and the role of mothers in raising boys.

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Fathers Raising Daughters - The Father's Guide to the Female Mind-Field - Nigel Latta (2013)

Why do girls giggle so much? Why does everything have to be pink? Why are they so scary once they hit puberty? How can I stop her from marrying an idiot? The father's guide to the female mind-field. Why do girls giggle so much? Why does everything have to be pink? Why are they so scary once they hit puberty? How can I stop her from marrying an idiot? All this and more is revealed, with some surprising conclusions about what we think we know about the differences between girls and boys, and taking a few bulls by the horns along the way. With practical examples and case studies to help all fathers raising girls, there's particular comfort for single fathers worried about the lack of women in their daughters' lives. Whether you're a dad, a harassed grandparent, or a guardian raising girls who may not be your daughters but are your girls all the same, this book's for you. And mums will find it handy as well. If you want effective strategies instead of platitudes, real solutions instead of catchphrases, and a book with chapters on 'What dads want', 'Girl-talk: communicating with the other side', 'Mean girls - the new cult of bitchiness', 'Every dad's nightmare: sex, drugs, and parties', 'Puberty - it's not as scary as it seems' and 'How to be a cool dad', then welcome to the real world of raising girls. Respected clinical psychologist, bestselling author, and father of two, Nigel Latta specializes in working with children with behavioural problems, from simple to severe. A regular media commentator, he has had three television series adapted from his books - BEYOND THE DARKLANDS, THE POLITICALLY INCORRECT PARENTING SHOW and THE POLITICALLY INCORRECT GUIDE TO TEENAGERS (all of which screen in New Zealand and Australia) - and has a regular parenting segment on National Radio.

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Feed Me Right - Nutritional Know-how and Body Science - Dee Pigneguy and Tamarin Pigneguy (2007)

Contents: Part one - nutrition and you; Feed me right and grow me well; Nutrients; Sugar; The acid and alkaline balance; The fruit and vegetable band; Processed foods; Part two: digestion and your body; Digestion; Nutrients, energy and your body; Finally, the funny stuff; Part three: nutrition pioneers

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Fierce Medicine - Ana T Forrest (2011)

As the creator of Forrest Yoga, Ana T. Forrest has been transforming people slives throughout the world for more thanthirty-five years. Her unique blend of physicalpractice, Eastern wisdom, and profoundNative American ceremony takes her teachingsliterally off the mat and into daily life toheal everything from addictive behaviors andeating disorders to chronic pain and injury. InFierce Medicine, Forrest tells her own story ofhealing from the scars of abuse and physicalhandicaps, and reveals the proven practices thatenabled her to move beyond her past into a lifecommitted to helping others reconnect withtheir bodies, cultivate balance, and start living inharmony with their Spirits.In her unique, powerful, and inviting voice, Ana Forrest reveals how to: Learn to stalk fear and break free from it instead of running from it. Be attentive to your body, discovering its own inherent healing properties. Speak and act from a place of honesty and compassion. Cultivate an open heart that is feeling, responsive, and reflexive and able to embrace change. Harness your intuition and the courage to live in alignment with your Spirit. Whether you ve never done yoga or are a seasonedpractitioner, Ana Forrest s practices, stories, and exercises will help you uncover yourown warrior s heart. With this wise woman as yourtrusted guide, you, too, can become centered, strong, and more alive than ever before."

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Fifteen Steps to Overcome Anxiety and Depression - Iris Barrow (1986)

Provides techniques for relaxation, building self esteem, coping with fear, taking constructive action in teh face of negative feelings, goal setting and motivation, achieving realistic expectations of oneself and many other useful tools.

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Fifty years in the system - Jimmy Laing (1992)

From the age of nine, Jimmy Laing lived under lock and key, first at the Baldovan mental institution and then at Carstairs State Hospital, the Scottish equivalent of Broadmoor. He was never tried or sentenced, for he had committed no crime. He was simply the victim of the system of dealing with "problem children" in the 1930s. Yet once in that system, he was certified insane and remained its captive for nearly 50 years, experiencing brutality and sexual harassment by staff and inmates, and witnessing theft, corruption and even murder. His long struggle to prove his sanity ended with conditional release in 1987. This is Laing's account of those experiences.

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Fighters against Fascism - Max Arthur (2010)

Personal stories from the soldiers who volunteered to fight for a cause they passionately believed in The Spanish Civil War, which raged from 1936-9, was brutal and intense, claiming well over 500,000 lives. Rightly predicting that the rise of Fascism in Spain could develop into a more global conflict, almost 2,500 British volunteers travelled to Spain under the banner of the International Brigade to fight for the Spanish Republic in an attempt to stem the tide. Acclaimed oral historian Max Arthur tracked down the eight survivors of this conflict and interviewed them for their unique perspective, their memories of their time fighting and the motives that compelled them to fight. From Union leader to nurse, Egyptologist to IRA activist, theirs is a unique story, of men and women volunteering to lay down their lives for a cause, believing passionately that the Spanish Republic's fight was their fight too. And, in 2009, they were finally granted Spanish nationality as a mark of the importance of that decision. Since the book was first published, two of the people featured have died, but their stories survive. These incredible, compelling and sometimes harrowing tales of their experiences reveal their ideologies, pride, regrets and feelings about the legacy of the actions they took. 'For most young people there was a feeling of frustration, but some were determined to do anything that seemed possible, even if it meant death, to try to stop the spread of Fascism. It was real, and it had to be stopped.' Jack Jones (1913-2009) - Volunteer

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Fighting for David - Leone Nunley with Dean Merrill (2006)

Presents the story of a woman's courageous battle for the life of her son David, who was in a persistent coma and vegetative state following a motorcycle accident, but who can now speak, walk with the aid of a walker, and live in his own home with the help of a caregiver, revealing why faith and persistence can be more powerful than a doctor's diagnosis.

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Fighting for My Life : The Confession of a Violent Offender - J. J. Joseph , Foreword by Celia Lashlie (2015)

In 2006 Joseph was convicted of a violent assault on his wife. His subsequent detention meant there was a very real possibility that he might never be reunited with her and might not see his children again. Full of remorse, Joseph accepted his punishment, worked through the counselling and anger management courses he was required to complete, and fought to see his family again. During this period he took a good hard look at his life: at his violent upbringing dominated by a father whose fists were his first resort, at his hostile relationship with his mother (also a victim of violence), at the heartbreaking suicide of his younger brother, at his father's shocking murder, at his drug abuse and womanising. He was forced to see what other people saw: a frightening and violent man whose actions were unpredictable. It was then that he understood, for the first time, what his wife had to put up with and why she was sometimes reticent and withdrawn. Finally it was his love for her and his devotion to his children that pulled him through. Drug- and alcohol-free for over a year now, and determined to change his life, Joseph has now been accepted back into the heart of his family. In Fighting for my Life, Joseph talks openly about his family background and life experiences, and is unusually honest in describing his feelings. This book played a major part in bringing his wife and his mother back to him again, after they read and grasped the truth about Joseph. It is a heartbreaking and heart-warming story and Fighting for my Life will restore people's faith that there can be a favourable resolution to situations of domestic violence.

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Fighting Invisible Tigers - Earl Hipp;Pamela Espeland (1995)

Proven, practical advice for teens on coping with stress, being assertive, taking risks, making decisions, staying healthy, dealing with fears, building relationships, and more.

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Finding Amelia - Kimberly Mccreight (2013)

Stressed single mother and law partner Kate is in the meeting of her career when she is interrupted by a telephone call to say that her teenaged daughter Amelia has been suspended from her exclusive Brooklyn prep school for cheating on an exam. Torn between her head and her heart, she eventually arrives at St Grace's over an hour late, to be greeted by sirens wailing and ambulance lights blazing. Her daughter has jumped off the roof of the school, apparently in shame of being caught. A grieving Kate can't accept that her daughter would kill herself: it was just the two of them and Amelia would never leave her alone like this. And so begins an investigation which takes her deep into Amelia's private world, into her journals, her email account and into the mind of a troubled young girl. Then Kate receives an anonymous text saying simply: AMELIA DIDN'T JUMP. Is someone playing with her or has she been right all along?

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Finding Hope - Louise Frame (2007)

Each of us is on a journey with our own struggles to overcome. For some, our struggles are visible to the outside world, for others, our struggles are hidden inside. Finding Hope is about Louise's journey through postnatal depression. It's about facing life and death, and it's about finding reasons for living. Finding Hope is about making choices: the choice to love and, most importantly, the choice to live. Through sharing her story, Louise hopes the journey of others will be made a little easier. May you learn that no matter what your struggle is, there is always hope.

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Aphasia


Finding My Voice with Aphasia: Walking Through Aphasia - Carol M Maloney (2013)

On June 9, 2009, Carol M. Maloney, a veteran teacher, experienced a transient ischemic attack in the left hemisphere of her brain. She helplessly observed her mind deteriorate to the point where she could not speak, walk, read, identify household objects, or recall her family. Maloney traveled between the worlds of the surreal and the logical. The stroke resulted in aphasia, the loss of communication and other functions of her left hemisphere. After eighteen months of rehabilitation, she was finally able to communicate with others by using her hand as a metronome. The frustration of having the words and sentences formed in her mind but being unable to share them caused frustration and depression. Her verbal abilities suffered, along with her reading and comprehension skills. Even so, hard work, strong will, and persistence has allowed her to reach out to other teachers to offer new insight into the minds of her beloved special-education and reading-disabled students. In this, her story, Maloney turns her experience into a unique opportunity to gain an understanding of her students difficulties and to share that knowledge with other teachers. Ms. Carol Maloney has written a compelling story that chronicles her amazing life before, during, and after her devastating stroke. She writes with frankness that touches one s heart. Her story will lend encouragement to those who have suffered a stroke as well as offer strategies to those who have a loved one recovering from one. Carol Maloney developed aphasia after her stroke. I am happy to say that she has survived and conquered both the devastation of her stroke and her aphasia. I know this first hand: she conducts amazing PowerPoint presentations to my graduate class at Rivier University each semester. She is an inspiration to all who want to improve themselves. In this book, Carol clearly describes the strategies that she used to help her become the functioning writer and speaker that she is today. J. Diane Connell, Ed.D."

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Finding refuge and strength: Daily guidelines for finding shelter from life's storms - Harold J Sala (2014)

Meditations on the words of the bible and inspirational thoughts from Harold Sala

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Finding the path - Awaken Your Connection to Spirit - Kelvin Cruickshank (2011)

I love my work as a medium. I love to be connected with spirit, doing spirit work with people who are grieving over losing their loved ones, or hurting from past experiences. I am truly blessed. However, there is something I want people to realise: you can do this too. Every one of us can find the peacefulness and pure love of spirit in our own life.' Join Kelvin Cruickshank, celebrity psychic medium and author of Bestsellers Walking in Light and Bridging the Gap, as he shows you how to become closer to the spirit. Along the way, Kelvin will also share some incredible stories of spirit healing lives with loves, tears and laughter.

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Fire in the Bathroom - Kathleen Cushman (2003)

Since its initial publication in hardcover in 2003, "Fires in the Bathroom" has been through multiple printings and received the attention of teachers across the country. Now in paperback, Kathleen Cushman's groundbreaking book offers original insights into teaching teenagers in today's hard-pressed urban high schools from the point of view of the students themselves. It speaks to both new and established teachers, giving them firsthand information about who their students are and what they need to succeed. Students from across the country contributed perceptive and pragmatic answers to questions of how teachers can transcend the barriers of adolescent identity and culture to reach the diverse student body in today's urban schools. With the fresh and often surprising perspectives of youth, they tackle tough issues such as increasing engagement and motivation, teaching difficult academic material, reaching English-language learners, and creating a classroom culture where respect and success go hand in hand.

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Flory - One Woman's Account of Surviving the Holocaust - Flory Van Beek (2010)

Flory was just a young girl when the Germans occupied her homeland of the Netherlands during World War II. As Jews, she and her family soon began to experience the effect of laws restricting movement and work opportunities. An early attempt to escape the Netherlands on the SS Simon Bolivar failed when the ship hit two German mines and sank. Flory and her fiance Felix were two of the lucky survivors but were severely injured and spent several months in England before being returned to the Netherlands. Together they watched as the situation worsened and relatives and friends began to 'disappear'. Flory's mother was taken off to Sobibor concentration camp, where she died in the gas chambers, but Flory and Felix were fortunate enough to survive the war by being hidden in the homes of patriotic Dutch families working for the resistance. This incredible story of survival poignantly illustrates how even in the darkest times good people are willing to risk their own safety to save the lives of others.

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Follow your heart - Susanna Tamaro (1998)

Driven by the fear of encroaching death, an elderly woman describes to a write a long letter to her granddaughter, in the shape of a diary. Part love letter and part confession, it is most importantly a bequest from an old woman at last brave enough to acknowledge that she has too long repressed her feelings and submitted to convention. Reliving everything that has happened to her she seeks to remind her granddaughter that the one worthwhile journey in life to the centre of oneself, in search of that original voice we all guard deep inside.

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Follow Yourself Home - World Remedies to Heal and Inspire - Jane Pujji (2007)

When you are world weary,at crossroads in the middle of change. When your heart hurts and you feel discouraged or alone. When you need some breathing space to rest and remember. 'Follow Yourself Home' is a book containing 109 Word Remedies. They offer insight, deeper self-awareness and emotional first aid. These remedies address everything from self doubt to romance, guilt to celebration, slowing down through to spirituality. It's time to follow yourself home

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For the rest of our lives - Bev Gatenby (1998)

Bev Gatenby draws on the experiences of her daughter's death and the experiences of many other parents she has interviewed to offer information and support to parents who have had a child, of any age, die. She acknowledges and describes the pain and loneliness of grieving, the complexities of the lives of bereaved parents, the changes in relationships, and the ways parents develop of being able to go on with their lives. She includes Maori perspectives on grief, a specific chapter on how children grieve, and offers suggestions for things parents might incorporate into their own grief work.Young people express feelings of pain, anger, and guilt as they come to terms with the death of a parent, sibling, or close friend.

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Forecast - the Consequences of Climate Change, from the Amazon to the Arctic, from Darfur to Napa Valley - Stephan Faris (2009)

A vivid and illuminating portrayal of the surprising ways that climate change will affect the world in the near future—politically, economically, and culturallyWhile reporting just outside of Darfur, Stephan Faris discovered that climate change was at the root of that conflict, and began to wonder what current and impending—and largely unanticipated—crises such changes have in store for the world. Forecast provides the answers.Global warming will spur the spread of many diseases. Italy has already experienced its first climate-change epidemic of a tropical disease, and malaria is gaining ground in Africa. The warming world will shift huge populations and potentially redraw political alliances around the globe, driving environmentalists into the hands of anti-immigrant groups. America’s coasts are already more difficult places to live as increasing insurance rates make the Gulf Coast and other gorgeous spots prohibitively expensive. Crops will fail in previously lush places and thrive in some formerly barren zones, altering huge industries and remaking traditions. Water scarcity in India and Pakistan have the potential to inflame the conflict in Kashmir to unprecedented levels and draw the United States into the troubles there, and elsewhere.Told through the narratives of current, past, and future events, the result of astonishingly wide travel and reporting, Forecast is a powerful, gracefully written, eye-opening account of this most urgent issue and how it has altered and will alter our world.

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Forever Today - Deborah Wearing (2005)

Clive Wearing has one of the most extreme cases of amnesia ever known. In 1985, a virus completely destroyed a part of his brain essential for memory, leaving him trapped in a limbo of the constant present. Every conscious moment is for him as if he has just come round from a long coma, an endlessly repeating loop of awakening. A brilliant conductor and BBC music producer, Clive was at the height of his success when the illness struck. As damaged as Clive was, the musical part of his brain seemed unaffected, as was his passionate love for Deborah, his wife. For seven years he was kept in the London hospital where the ambulance first dropped him off, because there was nowhere else for him to go. Deborah desperately searched for treatments and campaigned for better care. After Clive was finally established in a new special hospital, she fled to America to start her life over again. But she found she could never love another the way she loved Clive. Then Clive's memory unaccountably began to improve, ten years after the illness first struck. She returned to England. Today, although Clive still lives in care, and still has the worst case of amnesia in the world, he continues to improve. They renewed their marriage vows in 2002. This is the story of a life lived outside time, a story that questions and redefines the essence of what it means to be human. It is also the story of a marriage, of a bond that runs deeper than conscious thought.

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Forgiving the unforgivable - Beverly Flanigan (1994)

A clearheaded study of what life can do to us and possible ways to begin again. --Carl A. Whitaker, M.D., author of Midnight Musings of a Family Therapist and coauthor of The Family Crucible Women and men who have been deeply hurt by someone they love often experience a pain that spirals out to undermine their work, relationships, self-esteem, and even their sense of reality. In Forgiving the Unforgivable, author Beverly Flanigan, a leading authority on forgiveness, defines such unforgivable injuries, explains their poisonous effects, and then guides readers out of the paralyzing anger and resentment. As a Fellow of the Kellogg Foundation, Flanigan conducted a pioneering study of forgiveness, and from that study, from her clinical practice, and from her many years of teaching, researching, and conducting professional workshops and seminars, she devised a unique six-stage program, presented here. Filled with inspiring real-life examples, Forgiving the Unforgivable is both a practical and a comforting guide to recovery and healing.

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Fractured Minds - Jenni A. Ogden (1996)

An introduction to clinical neuropsychology through case studies of adults that have suffered brain damage, this engaging collection conveys a sense of the courage, humor, and determination to triumph over disability that many "ordinary people" demonstrate when coping with the extraordinary stress of a brain disorder. Two introductory chapters on basic neuroanatomy, neuropsychological concepts, and assessment are followed by fourteen chapters focusing on different disorders. Each chapter features sections on background theory and neuropathology, in addition to a detailed case study. Some of the chapters highlight the clinical assessment and rehabilitation of disorders such as head injury, epilepsy, aphasia, neglect, and dementia, while others emphasize research-based assessment of less common disorders, such as amnesia and the inability to recognize faces. Common neuropsychological tests are described, and ethical, cultural, and other issues that confront health professionals working with neurological patients are discussed. This book is intended for students of clinical and neuropsychology, health professionals treating neurological patients, neurological patients and their families, and lay readers curious about the mind and brain.

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Fragmented intimacy - Peter J. Adams (2010)

Here is the first major work that examines the benefits of applying social understanding to addiction. The author demonstrates how a social perspective shifts the paradigm from viewing a person in terms of "particles" to viewing a person in terms of relationships. This reorientation creates promising new opportunities for intervention. The book discusses recent advances in theories on community capacity building, resilience, and social ecology alongside their practical applications. Written in an engaging style, the book features numerous vignettes, key points, and illustrations that help you apply the material in your own practice.

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Fragrant Pharmacy - Valerie Ann Worwood (1991)

The Fragrant Pharmacy opens the way to a whole world of fresh possibilities. It is a new approach to nature through one of its most powerful forms - those fragrant 'essential oils' drawn from flowers and grasses, trees and roots, leaves and fruit, that remain the great untapped resources of our planet. The Fragrant Pharmacy shows how each essential oil can offer many diverse benefits. One of the most holistic of all systems of medicine, the oils can alleviate symptoms, prevent many illnesses and disorders and help in their healing process. But more than that, they can provide all of us - our families, our homes, even our pets - with the protections and pleasures we need...without the chemical pollution of our bodies or our envirnment. This illuminating and imaginative book of aromatherapy is the household manual of the future. It is a treasury of information about precious life- and health-enhancing liquids that work in complex harmony with people and planet alike. Here is a comprehensive encyclopaedia of 'medicines out of the earth', those miracles of creation which revitalise and rejuvenate, enhance our emotions and help our work and play. It charts out for all of us a fragrant way to family health and home delights.

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Fred Hollows: An Autobiography - Fred Hollows (1992)

Famous eye surgeon from NZ and later Sydney who worked on eye operations for 3rd world countries Eritrea, Nepal and Vietnam and Australian aborigines.

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Freedom from Fear and Other Writings - Aung San Suu Kyi (1991)

Aung San Suu Kyi's collected writings - edited by her late husband, whom the ruling military junta prevented from visiting Burma as he was dying of cancer - reflects her greatest hopes and fears for her fellow Burmese people, and her concern about the need for international co-operation in the continuing fight for Burma's freedom. Bringing together her most powerful speeches, letters and interviews, this remarkable collection gives a voice to Burma's 'woman of destiny', whose fate remains in the hands of her enemies. Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, and leader of Burma's National League for Democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi is one of the world's greatest living defenders of freedom and democracy, and an inspiration to millions worldwide. This book sits alongside Nelson Mandela's memoir Long Walk to Freedom. 'This book is bound to become a classic for a new generation of Asians who value democracy even more highly than Westerners do, simply because they are deprived of the basic freedoms that Westerners take for granted'The New York Times 'Aung San Suu Kyi's extraordinary achievement has been to confront the regime peacefully, reasonably and persuasively... [in] one of the most laudable continuing acts of political courage' Financial Times 'Such is the depth of passion and learning that she brings to her writings about national identity and its links with culture and language that she has attracted the admiration of intellectuals around the world' Sunday Times Aung San Suu Kyi is the leader of Burma's National League for Democracy. She was placed under house arrest in Rangoon in 1989, where she remained for almost 15 of the 21 years until her release in 2010, becoming one of the world's most prominent political prisoners. She is also the author of Letters from Burma. Review: This book is bound to become a classic for a new generation of Asians who value democracy even more highly than Westerners do, simply because they are deprived of the basic freedoms that Westerners take for granted ( The New York Times) Aung San Suu Kyi's extraordinary achievement has been to confront the regime peacefully, reasonably and persuasively... [in] one of the most laudable continuing acts of political courage ( Financial Times) Such is the depth of passion and learning that she brings to her writings about national identity and its links with culture and language that she has attracted the admiration of intellectuals around the world ( Sunday Times)

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Freedom from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - Jonathan Grayson, PhD (2004)

Freedom from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder reveals Dr. Jonathan Grayson's revolutionary program to help sufferers make sense of their own compulsions through frank, unflinching self-evaluation-providing the tools, instructions, and knowledge for changing their cycles of overwhelming fear and endless rituals, as well as the courage to do it. The Boy Who Couldn't Stop Washing - Judith L Rapoport, MD

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Freedom from Pain: Discover Your Body's Power to Overcome Physical Pain - Peter Levine, Maggie Phillips (2012)

If you are suffering chronic pain even after years of surgery, rehabilitation, and medication only one question matters: How do I find lasting relief? With "Freedom from Pain, " two pioneers in the field of pain and trauma recovery address a crucial missing factor essential to long-term healing: addressing the unresolved emotional trauma held within the body. Informed by their founding work in the Somatic Experiencing(r) process and unique insights gleaned from decades of clinical success, Drs. Levine and Phillips will show you how to: Calm the body s overreactive fight response to pain Release the fear, frustration, and depression intensified by prior traumas, and build inner resilience and self-regulation Relieve pain caused by the aftermath of injuries, surgical procedures, joint and muscle conditions, migraines, and other challenges Whether you re seeking to begin a self-care strategy or amplify your current treatment program, "Freedom from Pain" will provide you with proven tools to help you experience long-term relief. Brilliant, practical, and wise, this is an enormously helpful book. I cannot recommend this work highly enough. Jack Kornfield, author of "A Path with Heart" This book is for everyone who wants freedom from pain. I have read dozens of books on pain relief and the power of the mind for healing, and this is clearly the best to date. Steven Gurgevich, PHD, assistant clinical professor of medicine, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine"

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Freedom's children - Young Civil Rights Activists Tell Their Own Stories - Ellen Levine (2013)

In this inspiring collection of true stories, thirty African-Americans who were children or teenagers in the 1950s and 1960s talk about what it was like for them to fight segregation in the South-to sit in an all-white restaurant and demand to be served, to refuse to give up a seat at the front of the bus, to be among the first to integrate the public schools, and to face violence, arrest, and even death for the cause of freedom. "Thrilling...Nothing short of wonderful."-"The New York Times" Awards: ( A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year ( A Booklist Editors' Choice

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Freeing the natural voice - Kristin Linklater (2006)

Imagery and art in the practice of voice and language. A classic text for theatre and film it has sold 100,000 copies in its first edition.

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Fresh Start: A practical guide for women wanting to be free from abuse - National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges Inc (2006)

This book is for New Zealand women experiencing domestic violence. It draws on the understandings and experiences of Women's Refuge advocates, and the stories shared by women who have used our services. Support people, community workers, and practitioners working in the area of family violence will also find this an informative resource. The book has two parts: Information on surviving abuse: how to identify abuse, why people are violent, working out whether to stay or leave, planning for safety, rebuilding your life after abuse, and supporting children. Legal and practical information: what to do in a crisis; support services available; getting a protection order; dealing with lawyers, police and going to court; caring for children; separation; relationship property; and applying for a benefit, housing or a job.

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From fatigued to fantastic - Jacob Teitelbaum, MD (2008)

The original, bestselling guide to treating chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia-now completely revised and updated. For the more than twenty-five million Americans who suffer from chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and other fatigue-related illnesses, there is only one bestselling guide-"From Fatigued to Fantastic." This new, completely updated third edition incorporates the latest advances in science and technology to help alleviate the baffling, often dismissed symptoms associated with severe, almost unrelenting fatigue. Dr. Teitelbaum's integrated treatment program is based on the clinically proven results of his landmark study and on his more than thirty years of experience in working with patients to overcome their illnesses. Using the most current information, Dr. Teitelbaum helps his readers evaluate their symptoms and develop an individualized program to eliminate them. Specific guidelines for diagnosis and care are clearly and concisely presented, along with supporting scientific studies and treatment recommendations that include the latest and best strategies for using prescription and over-the-counter medications, nutritional supplements, alternative therapies, and/or dietary and lifestyle modifications. In addition to providing cutting-edge research, up-to-date scientific information, and practical advice, Dr. Teitelbaum offers the compassionate understanding of one who has himself battled and overcome these disorders.

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From poison arrows to prozac - Stanley Feldman (2009)

In the 16th century, when explorers travelled deep into the jungles of South America in search of gold and spices, they brought back many colourful tales of their adventures. None of these tales was more astonishing, or caused more concern, than that of the mystical properties of the substance with which the natives anointed their darts and arrows. They described terrible agonies inflicted by 'the flying death', caused by the magical arrow poison curare - their tales speaking of the victim's 'staring eyes bulging out of their sockets with terror', and of 'bellies rendered asunder'.So begins the incredible true story of the discovery of one of the most important substances in medical science. Curare was to become the cornerstone of modern anaesthetics and in the hands of the most eminent naturalists and scientists schooled in the Western enlightenment it went on to provide the key to how we understand the human nervous system. It led directly to a host of drugs as diverse as Prozac, beta-blockers, Botox and diarrhoea pills - and more recently it has led to our understanding of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.Truly the equal of such milestones as Fleming's discovery of penicillin and Jenner's of vaccination, this is the story of bizarre research, outlandish experiments and modern miracles; of cunning explorers wrestling with giant reptiles in pursuit of specimens; of frighteningly deadly toxins and incredible life-giving discoveries. You will never look at your medicine bottle in the same way again...

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From Rage to Courage - Alice Miller (2009)

Alice Miller has received countless letters from readers all over the world. "From Rage to Courage", assembles the most recent, illuminating the issues and consequences of childhood abuse. Whether exploring the connection between repressed anger and physical illnesses, or the reasons why many survivors of abuse turn to drugs or crime, Miller's answers are sensitive, honest and supported by decades of experience. Unafraid of controversy, she discusses much-debated theories such as the impact of religious belief on the cultural traditions of child abuse. A practical guide to Miller's therapeutic concept, this work affirms the healing and liberating power of retrieved emotions.

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From Recognition to recovery - Carol Shand and Robynanne Milford (1993)

A General Practice Guide To The Medical Management Of Sexual Abuse

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From stress to strength - Marisa Garau (2009)

A demanding family life, a domineering boss, a cold relationship or a grim financial situation: when we are convinced that others or external circumstances cause us stress and struggle, we condemn ourselves to naming and blaming and moaning and groaning. What we don't realise is that it is our own inner judgements and expectations that make life difficult and grey. Life is not to blame, our thinking is. And that, actually, is the good news! Now, by paying attention to the present moment, we can step out of our tired thinking process and create fresh, sensible responses to pain from the past and fear of the future. Mindfulness offers a helping hand in tough times and transforms our worries into exciting and meaningful life experiences. What this book doesn't offer: Peace, happiness and prosperity in just three days; Trivial tests like what-kind-of-personality-do-you-have?; Instant analyses: you-must-have-this-kind-of personality!; Sympathy for cheap excuses and weak behaviour. What this book does provide: An insight into the system of automatic reactions; The distinction between who you are and what you think; A new view on old behaviour; Practical exercises. Whether you're a hard-working professional, a creative soul, a multi-tasking mum or an ambitious entrepreneur, if you're done with stress and you'd rather evolve than erode, this practical book is the power tool you've been looking for!

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From the Ground Up - John P Coutis (2001)

John Coutis was born with a disability so severe he was not expected to live. From the Ground Up tells John's unique story of courage and endurance.

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From Victim to Victory : Prescriptions from a Child Abuse Survivor - Phil G. Quinn (1994)


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Full Circle - One Life, Many Lessons - John Maclean (2009)

John Maclean is an extraordinary man whose life has come full circle. After winning silver in rowing at the Beijing Paralympics, the last of many incredible sporting quests that have seen him swim the English Channel and finish the Hawaiian Ironman Triathlon, he realised he needed to confront his past and the road accident that had left him paraplegic at the age of 22 - if he was to move beyond the physical challenges that had defined his life since. In this remarkable second book, which follows his bestselling sports biography Sucking the Marrow Out of Life, there are lessons for us all: persistence, balance, humility, the value of community and friends, and, ultimately, self-belief.

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Gas Smells Awful : The Mechanics of Being a Nutcase - Helen Razer (2001)

It's sad and boring to be sick in the head, and until Prozac Nation was published, it wasn't even faintly hip. Depression, anxiety disorder, dysthymia or whatever one chooses to call whatever the amorphous thing, or things, that so many of us seem to wrestle with, is unglamorous crap. In 1998, Helen Razer, JJJ icon and self-confessed fruit-bat, was forced to reassess her high-profile life when she found herself temporarily blind and suffering incapacitating dizzy spells, hyper-vigilance, headaches and a whole gamut of other symptoms associated with being hurled about in the anxiety and depression spin cycle. At her lowest Helen wrestled with suicide, but with the help of psychoanalysis and judicious drug therapy, she dragged herself into recovery. In her usual irreverent urbane style Helen chronicles her own painful but ultimately transformative experience and draws on that to discuss everything from finding a good shrink to dealing with suicidal thoughts, from tips on what to do when you hate yourself to how to cope with a panic attack. At a time when youth depression and suicide is on the national agenda, Gas Smells Awful speaks bravely, honestly and optimistically to anyone

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Get your groove back - Jasbindar Singh (2006)

This is a revolutionary take on a pressing topic - how can we continue to spend more and more of our lives at work if we're not sure what that work really means. Jasbindar Singh is at the forefront of the global movement to achieve work-life through SQ, spiritual intelligence. Get Your Groove Back is a life - and career-development book providing a fresh perspective on how to: Identify what gives you a sense of meaning and purpose; Analyse your skills, values, interests and career motivators; Re-claim skills and interests that may have been neglected; Look at your life and career in a holistic and integrated manner; Identify and deal to blocks and barriers getting in the way; Live a balanced and quality life; Appreciate your life journey right now.

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Getting Things Done : The Art of Stress-free Productivity - David Allen (2010)

In today's world, yesterday's methods just don't work. In "Getting Things Done," veteran coach and management consultant David Allen shares the breakthrough methods for stress-free performance that he has introduced to tens of thousands of people across the country. Allen's premise is simple: our productivity is directly proportional to our ability to relax. Only when our minds are clear and our thoughts are organized can we achieve effective productivity and unleash our creative potential. In "Getting Things Done" Allen shows how to: Apply the "do it, delegate it, defer it, drop it" rule to get your in-box to emptyReassess goals and stay focused in changing situationsPlan projects as well as get them unstuckOvercome feelings of confusion, anxiety, and being overwhelmedFeel fine about what you're not doingFrom core principles to proven tricks, "Getting Things Done" can transform the way you work, showing you how to pick up the pace without wearing yourself down.

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Gifts of Spirit: the Journey of a Healer - Gina Allan (1995)

Gina was born with a highly developed psychic insight and Gifts of Spirit is her personal story. It is an extraordinary and mystical adventure, traversing a broad range of spiritual paths with Gina always guided by her mentors. More importantly, it is her true and unselfconscious expose compiled from a lifetime of diaries and journals.

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Girls Growing Up on the Autism Spectrum - What Parents and Professionals Should Know About the Pre-Teen and Teenage Years - Shana Nichols (2009)

Growing up isn't easy, and the trials and tribulations of being a teenager can be particularly confusing for girls with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). This book covers all the concerns commonly faced by girls with ASDs and their parents, from periods and puberty to worries over friendships and "fitting in". Taking a good look at these adolescent issues, and many more, within the context of specific areas of difficulty for girls with ASDs, the authors provide families with the knowledge and advice they need to help their daughters - and the whole family - through the teenage years. This book addresses core issues such as cognition, communication, behavior, sensory sensitivities, and social difficulties; it gives candid and realistic advice on a wide range of important teenage topics. Providing professional perspectives alongside personal experiences from mothers, daughters and educators, this is a unique and indispensible guide for families and their daughters with ASDs, as well as the teachers and professionals who work with them.

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Girls Under the Umbrella of Autism Spectrum Disorders - Practical Challenges for Addressing Everyday Problems - Lori Ernsperger and Danielle Wendel (2007)

Co-authored by an experienced professional and a mother of a young girl on the autism spectrum, this much-needed book combines the best of both worlds: it gives a voice to girls on the autism spectrum by providing insightful, first-hand accounts while also detailing research-based strategies and practical techniques for addressing the specific needs of girls on the spectrum. The extensive coverage of girls from early childhood through adolescence and early adulthood gives parents and educators access to a wealth of information that is typically hard to find. Personal vignettes by families and girls living with ASD make this both a heartfelt book and a practical resource.

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Giving - Bill Clinton (2008)

Here, from Bill Clinton, is a call to action. "Giving" is an inspiring look at how each of us can change the world. First, it reveals the extraordinary and innovative efforts now being made by companies and organizations - and by individuals - to solve problems and save lives both 'down the street and around the world'. Then it urges us to seek out what each of us, 'regardless of income, available time, age, and skills', can do to help, to give people a chance to live out their dreams. Bill Clinton shares his own experiences and those of other givers, representing a global flood tide of nongovernmental, nonprofit activity. These remarkable stories demonstrate that gifts of time, skills, things, and ideas are as important and effective as contributions of money.From Bill and Melinda Gates to a six-year-old California girl named McKenzie Steiner, who organized and supervised drives to clean up the beach in her community, Clinton introduces us to both well-known and unknown heroes of giving. Clinton writes about men and women who traded in their corporate careers, and the fulfilment they now experience through giving. He writes about energy-efficient practices, about progressive companies going green, about promoting fair wages and decent working conditions around the world. He shows us how one of the most important ways of giving can be an effort to change, improve, or protect a government policy. He outlines what we as individuals can do, the steps we can take, how much we should consider giving, and why our giving is so important.Bill Clinton's own actions in his post-presidential years have had an enormous impact on the lives of millions. Through his foundation and his work in the aftermath of the Asian tsunami and Hurricane Katrina, he has become an international spokesperson and model for the power of giving.

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God on your own - Finding a Spiritual Path Outside Religion - Joseph Dispenza (2006)

After spending eight years in a monastery, Joseph Dispenza walked away from his life as a monk and the religion of his youth in search of a different kind of spiritual path. Outside the confines of organized religion, Dispenza was able to create a spiritual life that gives direction and meaning to all he does and all he is. God on Your Own is written for anyone who has left (or is thinking of leaving) organized religion but wants to continue on a spiritual path. Written by noted author and retreat leader Joseph Dispenza, this book provides a spiritual road map for those who want to make the transition from conventional religion toward a richer and more satisfying direct relationship with the Source, without rules, dogmas, or doctrines. Throughout the book, Dispenza offers wise, compassionate guidance, speaking as one seeker to another. He has made this journey himself, gleaning spiritual truth from across traditions and practices.

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Going Uphill Backwards - Sir Paul Reeves (2002)

Nelson resident Foote tells of childhood and cricket, racism and religion, schools and spybases, war and peace in this anecdotal autobiography

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Gonna Fly Now - Kate Allatt (2012)

This second book is a log of my feelings, loneliness, my social withdrawal activities, a continuation of my lack of perceived worthiness, all our struggles re-adjusting to normal family life, and being a mum at home, when I was still so less able physically and emotionally and as a parent. My severe depression, my perceived abandonment from everyone, bar Mark as he remained my husband, (unusually for stroke survivors) and my remarkable friend Alison. It is written humorously and candidly and references many funny moments which thread from my first book, but the underlying impression is it wasn't a 'happy ever after story' when we were reunited as a family and I was home from hospital and apparently 'normal' - written how I see life. Sure, my family needed time to pick up the pieces of their broken lives too, but it was very, very tough as I was alone, and I 'stroke' withdrew from society, (apart from my social media obsession) as I still felt locked-in. Though it did chart my incredible fight back to my own perceived 'normality' with the other man in my life. (Chapter 5)It also sites just a few of the families touched by my story around the world, and they have been helped (chapter 14) and my charity in chapter 13. With my new found love and replacement to fell running, that being road cycling, my Where's Rocky blog, I am pretty good now and have moved on again, since I finished Gonna Fly Now! My own relationships are improving and we survived, so we are very, very thankful and very, very lucky indeed.

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Gorillas in the mist - Dian Fossey (2001)

Dian Fossey's classic account of four gorilla families; the basis for the major movie starring Sigourney Weaver For thirteen years Dian Fossey lived and worked with Uncle Bert, Flossie, Beethoven, Pantsy and Digit in the remote rain forests of the volcanic Virunga Mountains in Africa, establishing an unprecedented relationship with these shy and affectionate beasts. In her base camp, 10,000 feet above sea-level, she struggled daily with rain, loneliness and the ever-constant threat of poachers who slaughtered her beloved gorillas with horrifying ferocity. African adventure, personal quest and scientific study, Gorillas in the Mist is a unique and intimate glimpse into a vanishing world and a vanishing species.

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Grandma's Brain - Ann Andrews (2015)

A warm and delightful picture book for the children and grandchildren of those with Parkinson’s, that shows how they can help and has useful information for everyone.

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Greeniology - How to Live Well, be Green and Make a Difference - Tanya Ha (2007)

Being green is easier than you think. Greeniology is a practical, comprehensive and fun guide to local environmental action in your home, at work and on holiday. It's about living in comfort and style, and in harmony with the natural environment. Tanya Ha's green living advice, tips and ideas for the beginner and committed tree-hugger alike will compel you to change your life, and to be part of the solution to our planet's problems. As Gandhi said, 'Be the change you want to see in the world'. Find out how to: reduce the impact of your lifestyle on the health of the planet make your home more comfortable all year round save money on energy and water bills choose greener products cut your petrol costs, and make your home safer and healthier for your family.

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Greenpeace - Rex Weyler (2004)

Greenpeace - the uniting of the 'green' and the 'peace' movements - is a pressure group that has changed the world and changed our perceptions of protest. From small beginnings, through anti-whaling voyages, action on seal hunting, presiticide spraying, supertankers, nuclear weapons and much more Greenpeace has become a cultural icon.

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Grief Recovery Handbook, The (Revised) - John W. James;Russell Friedman (1998)

Incomplete recovery from grief can have a lifelong negative effect on your capacity for happiness. Drawing from their own histories, as well as from others, the authors illustrate what grief is and how it is possible to recover and regain energy and spontaneity. Based on a proven program, now extensively revised, The Grief Recovery Handbook offers grievers the specific actions needed to complete the grieving process and accept loss. For those ready to regain a sense of aliveness, the principles outlined here make this a life-changing handbook.

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Groundchange - The Story of Trade Aid - Sally Blundell (2013)

The local Trade Aid store has become a ubiquitous feature in the New Zealand high street. Its story, however, is the largely untold history of the founders of Trade Aid, New Zealand couple Vi and Richard Cottrell, who travelled to India to work with Tibetan refugees in the 1970s. It also covers the development of fair trade, the rise of political activism in this country and the establishment of a business model now respected across the globe. Groundchange traces Trade Aid from its inception as a small idealistic enterprise that aimed to provide market access to the world's poor, to a group of 28 shops throughout New Zealand that has engaged thousands of New Zealanders as staff, volunteers and customers. This movement has changed the lives of farmers and artisans in poor, often remote regions throughout the developing world. In shining a light on this vital chapter of New Zealand history this book explores the development of a home-grown trading model based on long-term partnership, fairness, transparency and commitment. Such a model appears to make little business sense, but has succeeded in empowering farmer and artisan co-operatives to break free from a generational cycle of poverty to fulfill goals that they, and not some foreign authority, have determined for themselves and their communities.

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Growing Old Disgracefully - The Hen Co-Op (1994)

Presents life stories, personal essays and poems by women looking at their past and present lives and at their own aging, and suggests ways to make life at any age more joyous and creative

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Growing the distance - J Clemmer (1999)

At home or in the workplace, change is an inevitable fact of life. How we choose to respond to it - as leaders or as followers - determines our personal and professional growth. Growing the Distance is about developing the leader within all of us. This helps us to continue "growing at the speed of change." A central theme of the book is that leadership is action, not a position. We all need to be leaders regardless of our formal title or role. This starts with inner self leadership and moves outward to influence, guide, support, and lead others. Leadership ultimately shows itself in what we do "out there," but it starts "in here." This enchanting book entertains, inspires, and moves readers to action. Growing the Distance is a browser's delight. "I hope readers find this book as fun to read as it was to write," Jim says. In 192 pages, he weaves together many humorous quips, light-hearted stories, and charming tales with "growing points" intended to "drive you to thinking." This is done with both original and ageless fables, current situations, pithy quotations, whimsical illustrations, and personal examples. Growing the Distance is not a conventional book with large, dense blocks of text to plow through. Rather, it has a unique and distinctive, three-tiered structure and magazine-style. One level is made up of inspirational, humorous, or thought-provoking quotations. A second level consists of timeless fables, tales, and current stories. The third level is Jim's core text with his observations, personal examples, reflections, illustrations, application ideas, and key learning points.

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Guiding your child through grief - Mary Ann Emswiler nad James p Emswiler (2000)

Give your child the help and support needed to cope with grief and loss. Guiding Your Child Through Grief, by the founders of the New England Center for Loss & Transition and The Cove, a highly praised program for grieving children, takes away the uncertainty and helpless feelings we commonly feel as we reach out to children who mourn. This caring and compassionate guide offers expert advice during difficult days to help a child grieve the death of a parent or sibling. Based on their experience as counselors--and as parents of grieving children--the authors help readers to understand: The many ways children grieve, often in secret Changes in family dynamics after death--and straightforward, effective ways to ease the transition Ways to communicate with children about death and grief How to cope with the intense sorrow triggered by holidays The signs grief has turned to depression--and where to find help And more insights, information, and advice that can help a child heal

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Gut and Psychology Syndrome - Natasha Campbell-McBride (2010)

Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride set up The Cambridge Nutrition Clinic in 1998. As a parent of a child diagnosed with learning disabilities, she is acutely aware of the difficulties facing other parents like her, and she has devoted much of her time to helping these families. She realized that nutrition played a critical role in helping children and adults to overcome their disabilities, and has pioneered the use of probiotics in this field. Her willingness to share her knowledge has resulted in her contributing to many publications, as well as presenting at numerous seminars and conferences on the subjects of learning disabilities and digestive disorders. Her book Gut and Psychology Syndrome captures her experience and knowledge, incorporating her most recent work. She believes that the link between learning disabilities, the food and drink that we take, and the condition of our digestive system is absolute, and the results of her work have supported her position on this subject. In her clinic, parents discuss all aspects of their child's condition, confident in the knowledge that they are not only talking to a professional but to a parent who has lived their experience. Her deep understanding of the challenges they face puts her advice in a class of its own.

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Halfway home - Ronan Tynon (2003)

In Halfway Home, Ronan Tynan, a member of the enormously popular Irish Tenors, shares his moving life story - a story Barbara Walters calls 'so amazing you may find it hard to believe' - of overcoming adversity and attaining worldwide success in several different fields. Diagnosed with a lower-limb disability at birth, Tynan had his legs amputated below the knee when he was twenty years old. Eight weeks later, he was climbing the stairs of his college dormitory, and within a year, he was winning races in the Paralympic Games, amassing eighteen gold medals and fourteen world records. After becoming the first disabled person ever admitted to the National College of Physical Education, he served a short stint in the prosthetics industry and began a new career in medicine. He continued his studies at Trinity College, where he specialized in orthopaedic sports injuries. After earning his medical degree, Tynan chose music for the next act in his life. Less than one year after he began studying voice, he won both the John McCormack Cup for Tenor Voice and the BBC talent show Go For It. He went on to win the prestigious International Operatic Singing Competition in France, and in 1998 his debut Sony album, My Life Belongs to You, became a top-five hit in England within just two weeks and eventually went platinum. Later that year, he was invited to join The Irish Tenors, furthering a journey that started in a small Irish village and has brought him to the world's grandest stages.

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Halfway to Justice - Ken L. Turner;Lesley L. Turner (2005)

One Man's Fight to Bring His Daughter's Murderer to Justice

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Hand to Mouth - Linda Tirado (2014)

Linda Tirado knows from experience what it is to be poor, to struggle to make ends meet. She has worked all hours as a food service worker in a chain restaurant to support her young family. She knows what it's like to have problems you wish you could fix, but no money, energy or resources to fix them, and no hope of getting any. In 2013, an essay on the everyday realities of poverty that Tirado wrote and posted online was read and shared around the world. In Hand to Mouth, she gives a searing, witty and clear-eyed insider account of being poor in the world's richest nation. She looks at how ordinary people fall or are born into the poverty trap, explains why the poor don't always behave in the way the middle classes think they should, and makes an urgent call for us all to understand and meet the challenges they face.
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Hand-ME-down Blues - How to Stop Depression from Spreading in Families - Michael D Yapko (2000)

A powerful, family-based approach to understanding and treating depression that goes way beyond ProzacMany people have been led to believe that depression is caused simply by a chemical imbalance in the brain, and as a result they look to science for convenient answers, hoping that "a capsule a day will keep depression away." Unfortunately, this narrow focus on biology and the use of medications has often led people to overlook other important influences, such as how our families can affect emotional health in powerful ways."In Hand-Me-Down Blues, " Dr. Michael Yapko carefully describes how the family can play a crucial role in the development of and recovery from depression. Parents introduce their children to various life experiences and inevitably reveal their own values, perspectives, and biases. Children typically learn to interpret life events in the same way their parents do, and their interpretations can be a basis for depression. Once depression strikes, it distorts family relationships, splintering families as it spreads from one person to another like a virus. Thus, children can "inherit" depression less from their parents' genes and more from their parents' attitudes and behaviors.

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Hand-ME-down Blues : How to Stop Depression from Spreading in Families - Michael D. Yapko (1999)

A powerful, family-based approach to understanding and treating depression that goes way beyond Prozac. Many people have been led to believe that depression is caused simply by a chemical imbalance in the brain, and as a result they look to science for convenient answers, hoping that "a capsule a day will keep depression away." Unfortunately, this narrow focus on biology and the use of medications has often led people to overlook other important influences, such as how our family can affect emotional health in powerful ways. In "Hand-Me-Down Blues," Dr. Michael Yapko carefully describes how the family can play a crucial role in the development of and recovery from depression. Parents introduce their children to various life experiences and inevitably reveal their own values, perspectives, and biases. Children typically learn to interpret life events in the same way their parents do, and their interpretations can be a basis for depression. Once depression strikes, it distorts family relationships, splintering families as it spreads from one person to another like a virus. Thus, children can "inherit" depression less from their parents' genes and more from their parents' attitudes and behaviors. Consider, for example, how the behavior of an emotionally inexpressive parent can affect a child who is hungry for eye contact, a smile, a hug and a kiss. "The family that does not know its own power to hurt or heal its members is a family at risk for becoming overwhelmed and, yes, depressed." "Hand-Me-Down Blues "describes the family as a powerful agent not only in the development of depression but also in its resolution. Without blame, the book shows how families can deal effectively with depression, armed with much more than a prescription. Part I describes the nature of depression, including both its biological and social origins, and introduces you to a family systems perspective-- how depression can be a reflection of what's going on in a family. Part II covers how you can acquire depression from your family, bring this negative influence unintentionally into your marriage, and unconsciously pass it along to your children. Part III offers specific methods to help diminish depression's influence on your family, including being responsible to others, building family rituals, and developing realistic expectations. Dr. Yapko's solutions show you that you are not a victim and have more power than you may realize to change unhealthy situations and other people's responses to them. Did you learn depression from your family? Maybe. But this is one family legacy you don't have to carry on. "Hand-Me-Down Blues" shows how learning effective problem-solving and relationship skills can reduce and even "prevent "depression-- something no medication can ever do.

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Hands Across the Water - Peter Baines (2011)

Peter Baines started out as a police officer in the mean streets of Cabramatta in the early nineties. Becoming a specialist in crime scene forensic investigations he was called upon to bring his skills to the Bali bombings in 2002. But it was the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami that forever changed the direction of his life. Helping the people of Thailand identify their dead, he met the countless children who had been left behind, orphaned, with nowhere to go. With a colleague he decided to make a difference, and set about creating the charity Hands Across the Water, building an orphanage and raising funds to raise and educate the children. Today, Hands Across the Water has grown to support an ever increasing number of children in need, and Peter has become a well-known corporate speaker in demand around the world. This is Peter's story about how one knockabout Aussie bloke can change the lives of thousands by offering a hand.

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Hands of Light - Guide to Healing Through the Human Energy Field - Barbara Ann Brennan (1993)

With the clarity of a physicist and the compassion of a gifted healer with more than twenty years of professional experience observing 5,000 clients and students, Barbara Ann Brennan presents the first in-depth study of the human energy field for people who seek happiness and health, and who wish to achieve their full potential. Our physical bodies exist within a larger 'body' , a human energy field or aura, which is the vehicle through which we create our experience or reality, including health and illness. It is through this energy field that we have the power to heal ourselves.This energy body - only recently verified by scientists, but long known to healers and mystics - is the starting point of an illness. Here, our most powerful and profound human interactions take place, the precursor and healer of all physiological and emotional disturbances. Hands of Light offers: * a new paradigm for the human in health, relationships and disease * an understanding of how the human energy field looks and functions * training in the ability to see and intpret auras * medically verified case studies of healing people from all walks of life with a variety of illnesses * guidelines for healing the self and others

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Hannah's Gift - Maria Housden (2003)

Every once in a while a book comes along that can change your life-a book so special, it is destined not just to be read but to be cherished, to be passed from one reader to another as a precious gift. Filled with wisdom and grace, tears and laughter, Hannah's Gift is one such book. Within these pages Maria Housden shares the transformative lessons in living she received from her three-year-old daughter Hannah, who brought courage, honesty, and joy to her struggle with cancer. During the last year of her short life, Hannah was fearless in the way she faced death-and irrepressibly joyful in the way she approached living. The little girl who wore her favorite red Mary Janes into the operating room changed the life of everyone who came in contact with her. Now, in a book that preserves Hannah's indomitable spirit, Maria Housden offers the gift of her daughter's last year to all of us. In a lyrically told narrative, both moving and unforgettable, Housden recounts Hannah's battle with cancer in simple, straightforward language that transcends grief and fear to become a celebration. From Hannah's story emerge five profound lessons-of truth, joy, faith, compassion, and wonder-that have the power to change our lives. During her illness Hannah showed how we can truly live in the moment and break free from lives suffocated by too many unlived joys. Even more memorable is the message Hannah delivered after her death to those she loved-a message of hope for anyone faced with the deepest questions of life and death. Hannah's Gift nourishes the soul with an ageless wisdom all the more invaluable for having come from someone so young. A remarkable story, remarkably told, it will bring comfort to anyone touched by loss, and renewed faith in the power of love. Closing her eyes and extending her arms, Hannah began to dance. Oblivious to everything but the shoes on her feet, she skipped and clicked across the floor, twirling in circles, faster and faster. There was something about her pure joy and the defiant nobility of the red shoes that caught everyone's attention.... The true measure of a life is not its length but the fullness with which it is lived "From the Hardcover edition."

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Hard travel to sacred places - Rudolph Wurlitzer (1995)

Hard Travel to Sacred Places is the record of a personal odyssey through Southeast Asia, an external and internal journey through grief and the painful realities of a decadent age. Wurlitzer - novelist, screenwriter, and Buddhist practitioner - travels with his wife, photographer Lynn Davis, on a photo assignment to the sacred sites of Thailand, Burma, and Cambodia. Heavy Westernization, sex clubs, aging hippies and expatriates, and political dissidents provide a vivid contrast to the peace that Wurlitzer and Davis seek, still reeling from the death of their son in a car accident. As Davis with her camera searches for a thread of meaning among the artifacts and relics of a more enlightened age, Wurlitzer grasps at the wisdom of the Buddhist teachings in an effort to assuage his grief. His journal chronicles the survival of age-old truths in a world gone mad.

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Hazel's Journey - Sue Pieters-Hawke (2004)

In November 2003 Hazel Hawke went public with the news that she had Alzheimer's Disease. Now Hazel's daughter Sue tells the full story of her mother's life in the past 10 years: stepping out as her own woman after her split from Bob, the early signs of what would prove to be Alzheimer's, and the gentle happiness in her life now.

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He'll be Ok: Growing Gorgeous Boys into Good Men - Celia Lashlie (2005)

At last, a straight-talking book that takes parents into the mysterious world of boys. How do you raise boys to men in a world where trouble beckons at every turn? How do you make sure they learn the right lessons, stay out of danger, find a path to follow? How do you ensure they'll be OK? Author Celia Lashlie has some of the answers. After years working in the prison service, she knows what can happen when boys make the wrong choices. She also knows what it's like to be a parent - she raised a son on her own and feared for his survival. As a crucial part of the NZ Good Man Project, she talked to 180 classes of boys throughout the country. Her insights into what boys need - and what parents can do to help them - are ground-breaking. In this honest, no-nonsense and best-selling book, Celia Lashlie reveals what goes on inside the world of boys, and that it is an entirely different world from that of girls. With clarity and insight, she offers parents - especially mothers - practical and reassuring advice on raising their boys to become good, loving, articulate men. 'At last, a mother's guide on the best way to raise sons.' - Courier Mail 'Lashlie writes with a refreshing candour and honesty.' - Courier Mail '...anyone who is involved in boys' education or has male children will benefit from reading this.'
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Head Injury: A Practical Guide - Trevor Powell (1997)

This volume provides a practical and down-to-earth guide to the hidden psychological, social, behavioural and emotional problems caused by head injury.

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Headache Relief for Women - Alan M. Rapoport (1996)

In the only book that exclusively addresses women's headache pain, two noted headache specialists dispel the mysteries of migraine and other headaches and offer a full spectrum of pain-management techniques, ranging from nutritional to pharmacological.

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Headlights - John S Green (2011)

This uplifting book of the author's healing journey from Stroke and Aphasia helps victims' families and friends reach compassion and understanding for what Aphasia victims may experience. This book also guides Aphasia victims to understand their own experiences as part of their healing journey. Includes a great list of resources designed to assist the healing process, and great encouragement to go the distance to truly heal.

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Healing Depression & Bipolar Disorder Without Drugs - Inspiring Stories of Restoring Mental Health Through Natural Therapies - Gracelyn Guyol (2006)

When Gracelyn Guyol was diagnosed in 1993 with a mild form of bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, she was prescribed a commonly used antidepressant. Soon she developed breast cysts and benign tumors, a possible side effect of the antidepressant. She went off the drug and within two months, her tumors disappeared. Under the care of a naturopath, Guyol embarked on a quest to educate herself about the underlying genetic, hormonal, and other causes of depression and bipolar disorder. She investigated many natural therapies-including diet, vitamins, herbal treatments, and energy healing-before finding the solutions that have kept her free of depression and bipolar symptoms since 2002. "Healing Depression & Bipolar Disorder Without Drugs" features Gracelyn Guyol's own story and those of thirteen other people around the country who have cured their depression and bipolar disorder using only natural therapies. In-depth research and the expertise of alternative health-care professionals are included in this landmark guide for patients and caregivers seeking responsible, safe alternatives to psychiatric drugs.

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Healing Headaches : A New Zealand Guide - Jim Bartley (2007)

Easy-to-read advice for the lay person on treating common headache and facial pain conditions, such as migraine and tension headache. Written by eminent surgeon Jim Bartley ,who became interested in facial pain when he realised that many of the patients that he was seeing with sinusitis were actually suffering from tension headache. Healing severe headaches often requires a multi-facted approach - this book includes advice on sleep, relaxation, nutrition and pain management. It includes explanations of the processing of pain, emotions and pain, migraine, tension headache, the breathing connection, the dental department, the neck, post-traumatic headache and sinusitis pain. It also discusses treatments: breathing, sleep, exercise, diet, food triggers (including gluten) and allergies, herbs and supplements, posture, massage, medication, using the mind, complementary therapies and evolving therapies. The World Health Organisation listed migraine as one of the top four disabling medical conditions with levels of pain, distress and disability comparable to heart disease, cancer or low back pain.

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Healing Herbs - Leslie Kenton (2000)

In this manual for modern living, the author provides a guide to using herbs to improve your life. Linking modern analysis to traditional practices, she offers practical methods and instructions on making remedies, herbal detox programs, ways to avoid colds and the flu, and herbal first aid.

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Healing mantras - Thomas Ashley-Farrand (2000)

"Sound is more than simply a medium of artistic expression. Sound has practical and powerful applications in the real world." Mantras, or simple chants, are short phrases packed with energy and intention--specifically designed to generate powerful sound waves that promote healing, insight, creativity, and spiritual growth. Healing Mantras is the practical, how-to guide that makes the strengths and benefits of mantras available to everyone. The transformative power of sound has been passed down to the present from the sages of India, the classical scientists of ancient Greece, and the medieval monks of Europe. Mantras, sounds, and chants have inspired, comforted, and mended the lives of individuals, religious orders, and even entire cultures. Even though the science and discipline of chanting and formal prayer are practiced in every religion around the world, this is the first time that ancient Sanskrit mantras have been explained and adapted to Western needs. One of the few Western experts in Hindu and Buddhist mantras, Thomas Ashley-Farrand has practiced mantra-based spiritual disciplines for twenty-five years. In this illuminating book, he explains how and why mantras work and shows how to use them for everything from controlling habits to overcoming fear, from curing specific ailments to finding inner peace. In each of the more than fifty mantras, all translated from the original Sanskrit, Ashley-Farrand unlocks the power of every word, explains its appropriate application, and tells you how to pronounce it in easy-to-follow phonetic symbols. Inside, you'll find mantras for - Health - Worldly Success - Habit Control - Protection - Grief - Anger - Controlling Fear - Personal Attraction - Wisdom - Concentration and Mental Clarity - Healing Life Issues - and more! These mantras can be repeated aloud or in silence and can be used by people of any religion or spiritual practice, "as you wash dishes, as you drive on the freeway, as you meditate, or as you cook." Sound can help and sound can heal, and Healing Mantras now makes this sound medicine available to everyone

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Healing Massage - Susan Mumford (1997)

Healing Massage introduces the traditional holistic concepts of the ancient art of touch and includes short courses on chi, energy fields, chakras, and the body's energy centers.

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Healing Our History : The Treaty of Waitangi and Our National Identity - a Book for Pakeha - Robert Consedine (2001)

A revised and updated version of the Consedines' best-selling book on the Treaty - by Pakeha, for Pakeha. Healing our History was written as a result of the popular Waitangi Associates treaty workshops run by Robert Consedine. This trailblazing book, first published in 2001, addresses the questions of Pakeha identity and the relevance of the Treaty - questions that are still pertinent today. Since the 1990s Robert has worked with a network of Maori and Pakeha to establish a successful workshop process that enabled Pakeha to learn about, and confront, New Zealand's colonial history and to understand its implications today. Robert's unique take on the subject illustrates how all New Zealanders can discover a new sense of personal and national identity that respects and honours the Treaty relationship.

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Healing Self-massage - Kristine Kaoverii Weber (2005)

If we're suffering from stress, have a headache or simply feel listless, most of us tend to reach for the aspirin. Healing Self-Massage offers a great alternative: 100 quick-and-effective exercises designed to relieve stress and other minor health problems. Drawing on Taoist studies as well as shiatsu, reflexology and Indian Head Massage, Kristine Kaoverii Weber shows you how to harness the healing power of self-massage. All the techniques are explained with step-by-step pictures alongside clear instructions, so they're easy to understand and perform. Plus, each exercise focuses on accessible areas of the body – hands and feet, face and head, neck, shoulders and lower back – making them ideal for use in the office, at home and even when travelling. This is the perfect self-help guide for anyone interested in improving their physical, mental and emotional well-being through the healing power of touch.

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Healing touch for children - Mary Atkinson (2009)

Research suggests today's young children are suffering from 'deep anxiety' about modern life. From the pressures of continuous school tests and exams to increased concerns about body image, social acceptability and bullying, more children are showing signs of stress and depression. This pioneering book provides parents with user-friendly massage routines and simple techniques to help ease their child's stresses and combat a wide range of common ailments, from coughs and colds and headaches to eczema, stomach ache and sleep problems.Expert practitioner Mary Atkinson gives a thorough overview of how massage works and the rewarding benefits it can bring. There is also a special chapter dedicated to showing parents how to arm their child with a toolkit of self-help treatments for use at school or on the move.

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Healing Trauma - Peter Levine (2008)

Researchers have shown that survivors of accidents, disaster, and childhood trauma often endure lifelong symptoms ranging from anxiety and depression to unexplained physical pain, fatigue, illness, and harmful "acting out" behaviours reflecting these painful events. Today, millions in both the bodywork and the psychotherapeutic fields are turning to Peter A. Levine's breakthrough Somatic Experiencing methods to effectively overcome these challenges. Now available in paperback for the first time, Healing Trauma offers readers the personal how-to guide for using the theory Dr. Levine first introduced in his highly acclaimed work Waking the Tiger (North Atlantic Books, 1997), including:How to develop body awareness to "re-negotiate" and heal trauma--rather than relive them. Emergency "first-aid" measures for emotional distress. A 60-minute CD of guided Somatic Experiencing techniques "Trauma is a fact of life," teaches Peter Levine, "but it doesn't have to be a life sentence." Now, with one fully integrated self-healing tool, he shares his essential methods to address unexplained symptoms of trauma at their source--the body--to return us to the natural state we are meant to live in.
Highly recommended -

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Healing Ways - Robin Kelly (2000)

While there have been major breakthroughs in the treatment of illness, many people continue to suffer from constant pain and undiagnosed sickness. Combining the philosophies of the ancient world with contemporary science, Robin Kelly shows how to treat people regarded as "untreatable".

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Healing with Osteopathy - Peta Sneddon (1996)

Osteopathy is a system of medicine that remedies imbalance by working with the skeletal structure, influencing the nervous system and rebalancing the inner respiration of the body so as to encourage the individual's capacity to recover. Osteopathy involves a variety of techniques and can be used effectively for sports injuries, after accidents, during pregnancy, for growing disorders in children and for dental, visceral and cranial problems. In this book, two practising osteopaths explain simply and lucidly the basic principles of osteopathy: when to visit an osteopath; how osteopathy works; and specific conditions which osteopathy can relieve. Directories of useful names, addresses and further reading are also included.

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Health and Disease: A Reader - Edited by Basiro Davey, Alastair Gray and Clive Seale (2001)

Praise for "Health and Disease: A Reader" include: "An extremely useful book - covering a wide variety of health-related topics from several perspectives...makes available many of the research findings, ideas and analyses that influence current thinking and debates in the field of health and disease." - "The British Journal of Medical Psychology". Health and disease have become major subjects for investigation, comment and debate. "Health and Disease: A Reader" is an interdisciplinary collection of articles which reflect the varied and sometimes controversial perspectives within these debates. Drawn from a wide range of sources, including the biomedical and social sciences, history, literature and lay accounts, these articles address all aspects of health and disease."Health and Disease: A Reader" is the third edition of a best-selling and widely used textbook. It is revised and updated, with a range of new articles. It has a unique collection of articles, including extracts from 'classic' texts, specially commissioned articles and many articles which are often unavailable elsewhere. It is grouped into seven key areas, with editorial introductions which provide a context and guide to the main themes, the articles and their authors.It is the reader for Open University course U205 Health and Disease. It is specifically designed with the needs of students and teachers in mind. It is an essential teaching tool and resource. "Health and Disease: A Reader" will be essential reading for all students and teachers of health studies, nursing, medicine, social policy, social work and sociology. It will also be of interest to researchers in the natural and social sciences, health care professionals, policy makers and analysts, and anyone interested in health, disease and health care.

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Health Cheque - The truth we should all know about New Zealand's public health system - Gareth Morgan & Geoff Simmons (2009)

What sort of shape is our health system in? Is it the third world’s cast-off that some commentators would have us believe, or is it a model of success? Sick of hearing from disgruntled patients, media reports and self-serving politicians, I decided to carry out my own independent study of the health system to get to the bottom of it. The results surprised me. Our local health system scrubbed up surprisingly well globally, but it’s clear that there is a substantial mismatch between the public’s expectations and what the health system actually delivers. Some hard calls need to be made.In 2009 I published Health Cheque, the truth we should all know about NZ’s public health system. We had a huge response to this publication and obviously touched a few nerves. Due to the feedback of Health Cheque my colleague Geoff Simmons and I have recently published a follow up; A Prescription for Change. Health Cheque looked inside the issues of our public health system but A Prescription for Change takes us a step further and explores the changes that need to be made to improve our current system.

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Heart sounds - David Hay (2005)

Sir David Hay's career parallels the most significant developments of twentieth-century medicine. Heart Sounds is an inside account of the developing field of cardiology, and a personal memoir from a leader in the field. Sir David was influential in bringing international advances in cardiology to the attention of New Zealanders, and had a key role in the creation of the National Heart Foundation. His passionate advocacy of a smoke-free society has spanned decades. This distinguished story, modestly told, is that of a life worth celebrating. It is one that Cantabrians, health professionals and indeed all New Zealanders will find engrossing - and be proud of.

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Heaven and the Angels - H.A. Baker (2008)

Harold Armstrong Baker (1881-1971) was an American author and missionary to Tibet from 1911 to 1919; then to China from 1919 to 1950 when he and his wife, Josephine, were forced to leave the mainland for Taiwan, from 1955 until his death in 1971. The Bakers started Adullam Rescue Mission for street children in Yunnan Province, China. The children in the home, mostly boys aged from six to eighteen, had a revival during which they had visions of heaven, Paradise, angels, and even hell. These visions were recounted in Baker's book Visions Beyond the Veil. This book, Heaven and the Angels, includes information from the orphan boys' visions, but also includes accounts from many people from around the world during the past two centuries who had dreams, visions, and angelic visits right here on Earth.

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Help I'm being bullied - Dr Emily Lovegrove (2006)

Dr Emily Lovegrove, an expert on the psychology of bullying, has written this book to help both the children who are being bullied, and their parents. It is based on her research and work with many hundreds of young people and their families. Whilst there are books aimed at teachers on this topic, this is the first book on the subject written especially for the parents of bullied children. It features a new approach to bullies and bullying that has been enormously successful largely due to the fact that it was developed in collaboration with teenagers. Written with alternate chapters for adults and children, the book provides a valuable self-help guide for families to understand the reasons why their children are being subjected to bullying - and the resources to help them stop it. A unique set of symbols represent each strategy and are printed on a 'cut out and keep' card.

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Help Me To Heal: Essential tools, strategies and resources for healthy hospitalisations and home convalescence - Bernie Siegel, M.D & Yosaif August (2004)

This is a practical guidebook for patients, visitors, and caregivers. When patients, caregivers, and family members are provided with the strategies in this book, they become participants in the healing process - and are then able to communicate their needs to doctors and staff simply and effectively, thereby creating a healing team where everyone is moving in the same direction.

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Help Yourself - How You Can Find Hope, Courage and Happiness - Dave Pelzer (2001)

How you can find hope, courage and happiness The Inspiring Conclusion to Dave Pelzer's Life Story, which has been on the Sunday Times' bestseller list for 15 weeks and counting! This inspiring conclusion to Dave Pelzer's multi-million copy bestselling titles takes Dave's story up to the present and for the first time offers the invaluable life lessons he learned along the way. A Child Called It, The Lost Boy, A Man Named Dave and Help Yourself have all been on the non-fiction bestsellers since UK publication. There should be a huge audience for this book in paperback. Dave Pelzer's case of child abuse was one of the worst recorded cases in US history, yet he overcame his past to become the best he could be. Help Yourself weaves in stories from Pelzer's own experiences with the principles he has discovered on how to survive difficulty and embrace challenges as an opportunity for growth.

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Helping Teens Stop Violence - A Practical Guide for Educators, Counselors and Parents - Allan Creighton and Paul Kivel (2000)

Offers curriculum plans for discussing violence in the classroom, roleplaying exercises, and guidelines for starting teen support groups.

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Hidden - Miranda Burton (2011)

Hidden is a graphic memoir in which an art teacher, who is also the author, Mirranda Burton, takes us into her art class where she is teaching art to physically or intellectually impaired students. Four overlapping stories introduce us to quirky, amusing and touching characters. It is wise and humane. At first glance, Mirranda Burton's art room is a hidden world full of strange eccentric characters and mysterious minds. But stay a while and in that room you'll find all the joy and sadness of life, the pain and comfort of community, and the ultimate meaning of art. This hidden world is our world; it is where we all live, together and alone. In Hidden Mirranda Burton is writing about what matters most, and she does so with such gentle humanity and wisdom these stories will stay with you long after you turn the final page and reluctantly close the art room door.

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Hiding Edith - Kathy Kacer (2011)

In 1938, Edith and her family joined the many Jewish people forced to leave their homes to escape the Nazis. In a desperate bid for survival, Edith was entrusted to the care of a children's home in Moissac, France, where other Jewish children were hiding. All the people of the town promised to keep the children's identity a secret. Could they possibly succeed? Would Edith ever see her family again? A dramatic and moving account of one girl's experience during World War II. This is the true story of Edith Schwalb.

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Motor Neurone Disease


His Brother's Keeper - Jonathan Weiner (2004)

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Beak of the Finch comes a book about the new biology and how it touches a defiant family-in-crisis fighting an incurable disease.

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Home Herbal - Maureen Little (2014)

This book will give you the knowledge and confidence to use your own herbs to make inexpensive wellbeing and domestic products from your own garden, without the need for costly commercial preparations, and with an eye to the more natural cultivation of useful herbs, in harmony with nature and in tune with our environment. It offers, to the budding herb grower and experienced gardener alike, a wealth of easy-to-follow advice and achievable projects on: *Cultivating and using herbs for your health, first-aid, wellbeing and beauty *Growing and using herbs to enhance your surroundings and living spaces *How to grow, harvest, dry and look after your herbs *The best designs for your herb garden space *Comprehensive A to Z of first-aid, cosmetic and household herbs

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Home Spa - Greta Breedlove (1998)

Provides instructions for creating and using natural products based on herbs and other natural ingredients.

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Homeopathic Science and Modern Medicine - Harris L Coulter, PhD (1980)

Harris Coulter is the outstanding historian of homoeopathic medicine and of the continuing disputes which have divided it from allopathic (orthodox) medicine. In this volume he marshalls theoretical speculations and experimental evidence to build the beginnings of the bridge between the two approaches. At a time when so many people continue to suffer fropm chronic illness and from the side effects of stndard drugs which sometimes do not cure them, Dr. Coulter's pioneering efforts to present and explain ane explain a more holistic therapeutic system must be applauded. - James S, Gordon, M.D. Research Psychiatrist, NIMH

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Homeopathy - An illustrated guide - Ilana Dannheisser and Penny Edwards (1998)

This authoritative and colorfully illustrated introduction clearly explains the origins and principles of homeopathy and offers a guide to ailments and their treatments, plus advice for developing a homeopathic kit for the home. Color illustrations.

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Homeopathy - the modern prescriber - Henrietta Wells (2002)

Gives practical step by step instructions on prescibing homeopathic remedies in many first aid situations, from wounds and injuries of all kinds, burns, dog bites and wasp stings, to teething babies. Also gives advice on how to treat coughs, colds, fevers, flu, food poisoning and hangovers.

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Homoeopathic Remedies for Children - Phyllis Speight (2005)

This is a simple and clear description of how homoeopathy works with particular reference to children's complaints. A short section addressing itself to parents is followed by the introduction of the correct remedy selection and an idea of what homoeopathic remedies mean, with a list of twenty-five regularly required medicines used in the homeopathic pharmacopoeia.

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Honest - My Story So Far. The Official Autobiography - Tulisa Contostavlos (2012)

Tulisa Contostavlos is one of the most talented and high-profile recording artists working in the UK today. She has three platinum N-Dubz albums, four MOBO awards, a groundbreaking drama series, two documentaries, a MIND award and an X Factor judge's win under her belt. Not bad for a girl who's not yet twenty-five. But this is not just a tale of glittering success. Tulisa grew up on a tough London estate and left school with no qualifications as she struggled to cope with deep-seated emotional problems while caring for her mother alone. She has seen first hand what drugs, alcohol, gang culture and violent relationships can do to young people, but she has come through it all to become the confident, inspiring artist she is today. After taking her little muffins Little Mix to the winning spot of the X Factor at the end of 2011, and with her long-awaited solo album being released later this year, the future is bright for Tulisa. Told in her own words, this is her story.

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Hope - Refugees and Their Supports in Australia Since 1947 - Ann-Mari Jordens (2012)

The turbulent history of the modern world is reflected in the memories of refugees who've settled in Australia from WWII to the 21st century.

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Hope in a ballet shoe - Michaela Deprince (2015)

Hope in a Ballet Shoe tells the story of Michaela DePrince. Growing up in war-torn Sierra Leone, she witnesses atrocities that no child ever should. Her father is killed by rebels and her mother dies of famine. Sent to an orphanage, Michaela is mistreated and she sees the brutal murder of her favourite teacher. Michaela and her best friend are adopted by an American couple and Michaela begins to take dance lessons. But life in the States isn't without difficulties. Unfortunately, tragedy can find its way to Michaela in America, too, and her past can feel like it's haunting her. The world of ballet is a racist one, and Michaela has to fight for a place amongst the ballet elite, hearing the words 'America's not ready for a black girl ballerina.' And yet...Today, Michaela DePrince is an international ballet star, dancing for The Dutch National Ballet at the age of nineteen. This is a heart-breaking, inspiring autobiography by a teenager who shows us that, beyond everything, there is always hope for a better future.

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How Does it Hurt? - Stephanie De Montalk (2014)

In "How Does It Hurt?," acclaimed poet and biographer Stephanie de Montalk tells the story of the chronic pain that has invaded her life for more than 10 years. She considers how her early experiences have been cast into fresh relief by what she has endured, then goes back in time to investigate the lives and works of three writers who also lived with and wrote about pain: the consolator, English social theorist Harriet Martineau (1802 1876), the vendor of happiness, French novelist Alphonse Daudet (1840 1897), and the imago, Polish poet Aleksander Wat (1900 1967). Through these explorations de Montalk confronts the paradox of writing about suffering: where we can turn when the pain is beyond words? A unique blend of memoir, imaginative biography, and poetry, "How Does It Hurt?" is a groundbreaking contribution to the understanding of chronic pain and a spellbinding literary achievement. "

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How I rebuilt my life after suffering a massive stroke - Getahun Hailu Gema (2014)

Getahun Hailu Gema suffered a massive stroke in 2003. However, he has recovered well since: completing postgraduate studies at the University of Auckland, driving a car, working full-time as a commuynity support coordinator, and is the father of two children. This book tells the story of growing up in Ethiopia, moving to New Zealand, having his life shattered by a massive stroke in only his mid-20s, and the process of treatment and rehavilitation to normal life again.

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How to bring up your parents - Stanley Gold (1994)

This book approaches some of the more testing aspects of parenthood and childhood from the perspective of the child, to illuminate that even slight modifications in parents' actions and responses can affect a child's behaviour and improve family life. The authors have revised their guide from the 1960s to reflect life in the 1990s, covering issues such as AIDS and drugs.

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How to eat, move and be healthy - Paul Chek (2004)

You are unique! The way we respond to food, exercise and stress varies person-to-person just as much as our fingerprints. This book will identify YOUR individual needs and teach you how to address issues that may be preventing you from looking and feeling your best. Follow this proven four-step program that has helped thousands of people look and feel their best. Step 1. Fill in the Questionnaires. Step 2. Develop a Unique Eating Plan for YOU. Step 3. Build a Personalized Exercise Program that Fits YOUR Needs. Step 4. Fine-tune a Healthier Lifestyle that Fits YOUR Routine. Whether you want to lose weight, change your body shape, overcome a health challenge, or optimize an already healthy lifestyle, this book will teach you how to achieve all your goals!

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How to live without fear and worry - K Sri Dhammananda (1989)

After publishing his first book in 1967, "Why Worry," Ven. Dhammananda Thero has decided to write "How to Live Without Fear and Worry" due to the popular feedback from people of every walk of life. The author has focused on many aspects of "fear and worry," trying to find solutions in Buddhist teachings. He has also included anecdotes, poetry, witty stories, sayings of many famous people and religious leaders to make the book more interesting. The author amply discusses root causes of fear and worry, and how one would succumb to fear and worry in everyday life in a number of chapters that include beauty, dealing with enemies and criticism, love, wealth, human dignity, mental abuse, mental health and fear of death. Giving solutions to overcome such feelings in a broader Buddhist perspective, the author states, "According to Buddha, the characteristic of every component is that it appears, decays and disappears in a never-ending process. All component things are subject to ceaseless change and conflict (dukkha). It is endured by all suffering beings who believe in permanent entity or soul. This gives rise to selfish desire which can never be satisfied thus leading to fear and worry."

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How to reach and teach ADD/ADHD children - Sandra Rief (2005)

Sandra Rief offers myriad real-life case studies, interviews, and student intervention plans for children with ADD/ADHD. In addition, the book contains best teaching practices and countless strategies for enhancing classroom performance for all types of students. This invaluable resource offers proven suggestions for: Engaging students' attention and active participation Keeping students on-task and productive Preventing and managing behavioral problems in the classroom Differentiating instruction and addressing students' diverse learning styles Building a partnership with parents and much more.

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How to Say It When You Don't Know What to Say : The Right Words for Difficult Times - Robbie M. Kaplan (2004)

Furnishes helpful insights and practical suggestions on how to deal with the process of grief, drawing on the wisdom and expertise of professionals on what to say to individuals coping with the loss of a loved one, serious illness, job loss, divorce, financial setbacks, family problems, disasters, and other difficult situations.

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Chemical Toxicity


How to survive on a toxic planet - Dr Steve Nugent (2004)

Includes Color Maps, Charts and OVER 50% More Information than the first Edition. Dr. Steve Nugent is an internationally known expert in the therapeutic use of dietary supplements and a leading researcher in the connections between environmental toxins and diseases. He had one of the most successful complementary medicine practices in North America where patients came to see him from around the world. His patient waiting list was rarely less than a year long. During those years he tested more than 6,000 dietary supplements. Thousands of doctors have relied on his advice in this area. Since 1977, he has educated health care professionals and the public in many countries. He is the author of "Nugent's Physicians Desk Reference for Applied Clinical Nutrition" used by thousands of doctors worldwide. In 1989 his teachings turned exclusively toward the environment and human health. In 1998, he retired from practice to dedicate all his energies to delivering the vitally important message in this book. Through radio, television, tapes, his writings and his lectures, he has reached millions with this message. His exceptional communication skills have made him enormously popular with audiences around the world. This book is Dr. Nugent's culmination of years of experience and research. You will learn scientific facts, worldwide statistics, and the latest information on breakthrough dietary supplements. You will also find basic tips that will teach you How to Survive on a Toxic Planet.

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Human Rights - J S Davidson (1993)

An introduction to the international law of human rights. It provides the reader with a systematic and concise treatment of the major UN and regional instruments in the field, and discusses and analyzes the institutions and mechanisms established to fulfil the objectives of human rights promotion and protection. The book also places human rights in context by describing their historical development and some of the theories which have been put forward in an attempt to determine their nature. Since human rights law is a specialist branch of public international law, a short chapter on the nature and creation of international law is included for those who do not have any previous knowledge in this area. The book should serve as a valuable resource for students in the fields of law, politics and international relations. It should also appeal to the general reader who wishes to acquire an understanding of one of the dominant issues of the post-1945 era.

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Hurt - Chap Clark (2004)

What do teenagers really think about adults? If you think you know the answer, you may be in for a surprise. According to Chap Clark, today's adolescents have largely been abandoned by adults and left to fend for themselves in an uncertain world. As a result, teens have created their own world to serve as a shield against uncaring adults. Based on six months of participant-observer research at a California public school, this book offers a somewhat troubling but insightful snapshot of adolescent life. It will surprise and enlighten parents, youth workers, counselors, pastors, and all who want to better understand the hearts and minds of America's adolescents.

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Hurting Hope - Charles and Joanne Hewlett (2013)

Sometimes being a father isn't what it was meant to be... It's hard to describe the very moment when you first comprehend that something significant is wrong with your child-that they have a major illness or disability, or that they are going to die. In that moment, you realize there hasnot been a mistake, it is your child, and nothing can be done about it. It is only a second in time, but it needs so much longer to explain..."In this book Charles and Joanne Hewlett share honestly about parenthood dominated by sickness, disability, suffering, death and grief. Their strong Christian faith gives them hope, but the pain and the misunderstanding and the struggle still has to be lived, one day at a time. This gritty book is essential reading for all carers, nurses, counsellors and others who support suchfamilies with disabled children.Charles and Joanne Hewlett live in Auckland, New Zealand. Charles is the Principal of Carey Baptist College, a tertiary institution training people for pastoral leadership within the church and community. Joanne is a school teacher with qualifications in music and education. They regularly lead seminars in NZ on suffering and disability.

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Hyper Active: What's the alternative? - Maggie Jones (2000)

Approximately one in eight children suffer from ADHD in the US and there are indications that these numbers are increasing rapidly. If the current trend continues, over 8 million children in the US alone will be taking drugs for ADHD by the turn of the century. As the numbers affected escalate, so do the fears concerning the prescribed drugs, particularly Ritalin and Dexedrine. For the parents of a child suffering from ADHD, these worries land on top of the exhaustion and confusion caused by the actual illness.Maggie Jones presents an invaluable book for parents. Hyperactivity: What's the Alternative? provides an authoritative overview of the situation. It explains essential information on the conventional treatments offered and all the effective alternative treatments available. It gives parents practical steps they can take to understand, support and care for themselves and their child, enabling them to move forward in a positive way.

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Hyperventilation Syndrome: Breathing Pattern Disorders - Dinah Bradley (1992)

Describes the symptoms of hyperventilation syndrome, tells how to improve one's breathing habits, and describes drug-free methods of overcoming hyperventilationHeadlightsFinding My Voice with Aphasia: Walking Through Aphasia - By Carol M Maloney

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I am More Than One - How Women with Dissociative Identity Disorder Have Found Success in Life and Work - Jane Wegscheider Hyman (2006)

"Thorough and accurate. Jane Hyman vividly portrays the internal world of DID and understands the logic and function of dissociated parts of the mind. This is the most detailed exploration I have read of the different types of parts, their origins and functions." - Colin A. Ross, M.D. Past President, The International Society for the Study of Dissociation and author of "Dissociative Identity Disorder". Be inspired by these women who have survived - and even thrived - with dissociative identity disorder. People with dissociative identity disorder (formerly called multiple personality disorder) are widely thought to be highly dysfunctional. This fascinating book debunks this myth. "I Am More Than One" gives you an inside look at women who have achieved success while living with the condition. Their uplifting stories shed light on a misunderstood but manageable condition - and point the way toward an active, functional, and fulfilling life.

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I am not Esther - Fleur Beale (2003)

Imagine that your mother tells you she's going away. She is going to leave you with relatives you've never heard of - and they are members of a strict religious cult. Your name is changed, and you are forced to follow the severe set of social standards set by the cult. There is no television, no radio, no newspaper. No mirrors. You must wear long, modest clothes. You don't know where your mother is, and you are beginning to question your own identity. I am not Esther is a gripping psychological thriller written by popular children's writer Fleur Beale. In Esther she creates an enthralling and utterly compelling portrait of a teenager going through her worst nightmare.

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I am not sick, I don't need help - Xavier Amador, PhD (2010)

This book fills a tremendous void... wrote E. Fuller Torrey, M.D., about the first edition of I AM NOT SICK, I Don t Need Help! Ten years later, it still does. Dr. Amador s research on poor insight was inspired by his attempts to help his brother Henry, who developed schizophrenia, accept treatment. Like tens of millions of others diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, Henry did not believe he was ill. I AM NOT SICK, I Don t Need Help! is not just a reference for professionals. It is a must-read guide for family members whose loved ones are battling mental illness. Read and learn as have hundreds of thousands of others...to LEAP Listen, Empathize, Agree, and Partner and help your patients and loved ones accept the treatment they need.

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I don't have an Uncle Phil anymore - Marjorie White Pellegrino (1999)

In this moving story for children of all ages, a young boy gets the news that his adored Uncle Phil has died unexpectedly. Told through the eyes of the child, the story describes many traditions and social rituals associated with death, and addresses a wide range of feelings and questions. As his mother attempts to explain death to the boy, he finds his own uplifting way to grieve for Uncle Phil.

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I Had A Black Dog - Matthew Johnstone (2007)

There are many different breeds of Black Dog affecting millions of people from all walks of life. The Black Dog is an equal opportunity mongrel. It was Winston Churchill who popularized the phrase Black Dog to describe the bouts of depression he experienced for much of his life. Matthew Johnstone, a sufferer himself, has written and illustrated this moving and uplifting insight into what it is like to have a Black Dog as a companion and how he learned to tame it and bring it to heel.The Self Alone - Angela RossmanithExplores the meaning of loneliness and provides insights into experience. Raises several issues pertaining to loneliness and provides a suggestion for each, aimed at improving the reader's mental and physical well-being. Encourages a shift in the way we view loneliness and how to use it to transform our lives. The author is a writer and editor in the areas of health and personal development.

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I Love a Cop : What Police Families Need to Know - Ellen Kirschman (2006)

Nothing worth doing is easy--and that includes loving a cop. Being a member of the law enforcement community is a source of pride for officers and families alike. But long hours, unpredictable shifts, and the crisis-driven nature of the profession can turn life on the home front into an emotional roller coaster. Dr. Ellen Kirschman, a psychologist who's worked with police officers for more than 30 years, gives you practical ways to deal with the challenges that come with the territory. Packed with stories from cops and their significant others, this book explains how to reduce spillover from on-the-job stress and cope with loneliness or worry during extended deployments. Dr. Kirschman acknowledges the tough realities of 21st-century law enforcement and offers frank, realistic suggestions for handling serious issues like alcohol abuse and domestic violence. She also covers special topics for women and minorities on the force. Whether you read it from cover to cover or reach for it when problems arise, I Love a Cop is an indispensable tool that everyone in your family can depend on. Mental health professionals, see also Counseling Cops: What Clinicians Need to Know, by Ellen Kirschman, Mark Kamena, and Joel Fay.

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I survived the Japanese Tsunami - Lauren Tarshis (2013)

The disaster felt around the world . . . Visiting his dad's hometown in Japan four months after his father's death would be hard enough for Ben. But one morning the pain turns to fear: first, a massive earthquake rocks the quiet coastal village, nearly toppling his uncle's house. Then the ocean waters rise and Ben and his family are swept away-and pulled apart-by a terrible tsunami. Now Ben is alone, stranded in a strange country a million miles from home. Can he fight hard enough to survive one of the most epic disasters of all time?

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I think there's something wrong with me - Nigel Smith (2008)

Here's something I only learned later. When the radiologist was handed the scan, he asked, 'Righto, where's the body?' Shame I missed that. I could have done with a laugh. When Nigel Smith got rushed to hospital with a brain lesion so big that the radiologist assumed he'd died, he was understandably hacked off. After all, he was one of those blokes who had it all: a loving family, a wife his friends all fancied and a thriving TV comedy career. "I Think There's Something Wrong With Me" is his amazing, hilarious account of his fight for survival. Battling a brutal illness, impossible bureaucracy and nurses that could only serve as fantasies to the writers of "Doctor Who", Nigel Smith has produced a brilliant black comedy for our time. It is a book for everyone who's ever thought, 'there must be more to life than this'. Because sometime things have to go seriously wrong to make us realize just how much is right.

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I Was a Child of Holocaust Survivors - Bernice Eisenstein (2007)

In this innovative memoir, Bernice Eisenstein combines her skills as a writer and illustrator to distill her memories of growing up in the 1950s in the shadow of the Holocaust. Drawing on the harrowing experiences of her parents-both of them Holocaust survivors-and the fragmented stories of other family members lost in the war, she explores the impact of their legacy on her own life. A groundbreaking exploration of personal history in the tradition of Art piegelman's Maus, I Was a Child of Holocaust Survivors is a searingly honest and deeply moving work that speaks to the universality of memory and loss.

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I wasn't ready to say goodbye - Brook Noel and Pamela D Blair, PhD (2008)

A workbook of healing and hope Based on the bereavement classic I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping, and Healing after the Sudden Death of a Loved One, this workbook offers step-by-step support and encouragement through the grief journey. In the wake of sudden loss, the I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye Companion Workbook, written by two women who have experienced tragedy, acts as a warm touchstone to navigate the unique emotions and challenges of grief. Tapping their personal histories and drawing on numerous interviews, authors Brook Noel and Pamela D. Blair, PhD, explore unexpected death and its role in the cycle of life. This edition also includes new material regarding the unique circumstance of loss, men and women's grieving styles, religion, faith and grief's unanswerable questions. Called a "support group in your hands" by professionals and mourners alike, this companion workbook will comfort, uplift, and console. Exercises guide readers through the gap created by loss, anger, guilt, loss of purpose, and the unique challenges based on the relationship to the loved one. Using a combination of self exploration questions, visualization activities, and journaling, I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye Workbook shows grieving readers how to endure, survive, and grow from the pain and turmoil surrounding sudden loss. Combined with the classic I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye, this workbook truly places a support vehicle in the hands of those who are mourning. In tandem with the updated edition of the book, the second edition of the workbook reflects the fact that the face of grief has changed in the past 10 years. Praise for I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye "As one who deals with unexpected death, I am so pleased to find a truly valuable reference for those souls who are blindsided by such misery. This book is thoughtful, thorough, and intensely meaningful. Up until now Rabbi Kushner's reference When Bad Things Happen to Good People has been my mainstay in such circumstances; I will add this book to my recommended list." -E. Charles Douville, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Providence, Portland "The authors have captured a means of discussing and exploring a very painful life passage in real life, down to earth language and experience. Many thanks to Pam and Brook for their generosity in sharing their discoveries to further our healing." -Charlotte A. Tomaino, PhD, Neuropsychologist "This book, by women who have done their homework on grief, can hold a hand and comfort a soul through grief 's wilderness. Outstanding references of where to seek other help." -George C. Kandle, Pastoral Psychologist

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I'm not crazy, I'm just a little unwell - Leigh Hatcher (2005)

One day in January 1998, Leigh Hatcher lay down for a ten minute afternoon nap and woke two hours later feeling as if he'd been run over by a truck. Without warning, he'd plunged into a health crisis that was as devastating as it was mysterious. One of Australia's best-known television journalists vanished overnight from people's TV screens. He fell into a wilderness of pain, exhaustion and confustion that defied medical diagnosis. Finally, after a year, the verdict came in: chronc fatigue syndrome, or CFS. An illness that many said didn't really exist at all. In this passionate account, Leigh Hatcher describes the acute physical suffering and huge personal losses of his battle with chronic fatigue. He speaks frankly about the hurt and betrayal he felt when people questioned whether the illness was 'all in his mind'. He reveals the reserves of personal strength and faith that guided his way through the wilderness and taught him invaluable new lessons about life. And he details the thrilling discovery that unlocked his health once again. Leigh's story will bring comfort to all those suffering with CFS, and will show others how to accept, love, and support anyone who is wrestling with this 'multi-headed beast'.

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I'm not stupid, just disabled - Wolfgang Haufe (1997)

In 1990 at the age of 39, Wolfgang Haufe suffered a major stroke (CVA) from which he only barely survived. This is his story from his viewpoint of recovering from a stroke and the impressions formed by other people about stroke victims.

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I'm Not Stupid, Lazy or Dumb - Aspects of Specific Learning Disabilities - Lois Wells (2004)

I'm Not Stupid, Lazy or Dumb has been written to make a positive difference for people with learning disabilities - young and old - and those working with them. It is essential that much more is known about this subject by teachers, parents and the general public - and this book fills many of the gaps in understanding.

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Identifying Planetary Triggers - Celeste Teal (2000)

Filled with stories and charts to clarify what is being explained, Identifying Planetary Triggers" is an important book about understanding how to use astrology to make predictions."

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If I am Missing or Dead - A Sister's Story of Love, Loss and Liberation - Janine Latus (2007)

In April 2002, Janine Latus's youngest sister, Amy, wrote a note and taped it to the inside of her desk drawer. Today Ron Ball and I are romantically involved, it read, but I fear I have placed myself at risk in a variety of ways. Based on his criminal past, writing this out just seems like the smart thing to do. If I am missing or dead this obviously has not protected me... That same spring Janine Latus was struggling to leave her marriage -- a marriage to a handsome and successful man. A marriage others emulated. A marriage in which she felt she could do nothing right and everything wrong. A marriage in which she felt afraid, controlled, inadequate, and trapped.

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If I Should Wake before I Die - Harry L. Greene (2003)


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If not now, when? - Primo Levi (1994)

In the final days of World War II, a courageous band of Jewish partisans makes its way from Russia to Italy, moving toward the ultimate goal of Palestine. Based on a true story, If Not Now, When? chronicles their adventures as they wage a personal war of revenge against the Nazis: blowing up trains, rescuing the last victims of concentration camps, scoring victories in the face of unspeakable devastation. Primo Levi captures the landscape and the people of Eastern Europe in vivid detail, depicting as well the terrible bleakness of war-ridden Europe. But finally, what he gives us is a tribute to the strength and ingenuity of the human spirit. "One of the most important and gifted writers of our time" —Italo Calvino

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If your child stutters - Stanley Humphreys (1988)

This booklet is written for parents who are concerned about the speech of their young child. The goal of the booklet is to enable parents to begin working with their child, and a speech clinician if necessary, with a better understanding of the problem. The booklet contains answers to common parental questions such as: (1) Does my child stutter? (2) Why do some children stutter? and (3) How does the child who stutters compare with those who do not? Warning signs of children who may have a stuttering problem are discussed. The majority of the booklet contains suggestions for working with a stuttering child, including helping the child to speak more smoothly, effective speech interactions, nonverbal communication, ways to express positive feelings, ways in which day-to-day living may affect or be affected by stuttering. To help the child who stutters, suggestions for encouraging better fluency include accepting the disfluencies, avoiding the stuttering label, taking various measures to reduce parental anxiety, reducing time pressure for the child's speech, reacting appropriately to stuttering, giving the child direct advice on reducing stuttering, and taking various measures to reduce the child's fears, anxieties, and frustrations with speech.

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In an instant - Lee and Bob Woodruff: ABC News Anchor (2007)

In January 2006, Lee and Bob Woodruff seemed to have it all-a happy marriage, four beautiful children, and marvelous careers. Bob had just been named co-anchor of ABC's "World News Tonight," but then, while he was embedded with the military in Iraq, an improvised explosive device went off near the tank he was riding in. He and his cameraman, Doug Vogt, were hit, and Bob suffered a traumatic brain injury that nearly killed him. "In an Instant "is the frank and compelling account of how Bob and Lee Woodruff's lives came together, were blown apart, and then were miraculously put together again-and how they persevered, with grit but also with humor, through intense trauma and fear. More than a dual memoir of love and courage, "In an Instant" is an important, wise, and inspiring guide to coping with tragedy-and an extraordinary drama of marriage, family, war, and nation. #1 "New York Times "Bestseller "Gripping . . . The Woodruffs' devotion to each other is palpable. . . . ["In an Instant is]" a remarkably lucid, even engrossing story of . . . Bob Woodruff's recovery, interwoven with tales from his marriage and family life." "-San Jose Mercury News " "Both Woodruffs [shoot] from the hip, writing with candor about their ordeal and describing it with an intimacy that couldn't be captured on camera. . . . Their frankness heightens the book's impact." "-The New York Times" "Extraordinary . . . All sorts of themes thread their way through this frank, inspiring book: courage in the face of adversity; the pursuit of career at the expense of family; the bravery of foreign correspondents; the fortitude of female friendship. . . . Woodruff's survival story comforts." "-The Seattle Times" "A testimony to the power of the human spirit, to the catharsis of love and to infinite hope." "-The Oklahoman" www.bobwoodrufffamilyfund.org

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In an unspoken voice - Peter Levine (2010)

Unraveling Trauma in the Body, Brain and Mind--a Revolution in Treatment** In this culmination of his life's work, Peter A. Levine draws on his broad experience as a clinician, a student of comparative brain research, a stress scientist and a keen observer of the naturalistic animal world to explain the nature and transformation of trauma in the body, brain and psyche. "In an Unspoken Voice "is based on the idea that trauma is neither a disease nor a disorder, but rather an injury caused by fright, helplessness and loss that can be healed by engaging our innate capacity to self-regulate high states of arousal and intense emotions. Enriched with a coherent theoretical framework and compelling case examples, the book elegantly blends the latest findings in biology, neuroscience and body-oriented psychotherapy to show that when we bring together animal instinct and reason, we can become more whole human beings.
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In my dreams I walk with you - Dennis Walters (2002)

The author describes his life before and after a golf cart accident that left him a paraplegic and ended his dreams of playing on the PGA Tour.

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In Search of My Father - Helena Popovic (2011)

Following her mother's death, Dr Helena Popovic puts her medical training and beliefs to the test when she becomes the carer for her elderly father who has encroaching dementia. This moving story is part personal diary, part scientific treatise and part practical guide, woven together with humorous anecdotes. Above all, it's an inspiring account of a daughter in search of her father: the man beyond the grief, despair, depression and dementia.

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In search of my father - Helena Popovic (2011)

Following her mother's death, Dr Helena Popovic puts her medical training and beliefs to the test when she becomes the carer for her elderly father who has encroaching dementia. This moving story is part personal diary, part scientific treatise and part practical guide, woven together with humorous anecdotes. Above all, it's an inspiring account of a daughter in search of her father: the man beyond the grief, despair, depression and dementia.

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In Search of Stones - Peck M. Scott (1999)

The author chronicles his journey into spirituality, mysticism and self-discovery. As he travels through the British countryside exploring legendary stone monoliths, each day of his journey is devoted to another realm - holiness, mystery, reason, peace, pilgrimage, parenthood and death.

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In sickness and in health: A handbook for medical practitioners, other health professionals, their partners and their families - Edited by John O'hagan and John Richards (1997)

This book is a proactive venture which has the potential to reduce the number of doctors and allied health professionals who experience serious health problems by encouraging them to use their own hardwon skills and abilities in preventative health.

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In the blink of an eye - Hasso and Catherine Von Bredow (2010)

The heartbreaking true story of a love that transcended tragedy. On 1 May 2000 Hasso von Bredow's life was forever changed. The young and active father of three suffered a massive stroke at the base of his brainstem, leaving him totally paralysed and unable to speak. With his mind as cognitive and as active as it had always been, his body became his painful prison. IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE is Hasso's moving and life-affirming memoir. At 42 Hasso had to come to terms with a life 'locked in', being dependent on others for every breath, but worst of all, losing his most precious of possessions: his voice. The only way Hasso could communicate with the world was by blinking his eyes. And using coded blinking and state of the art technology, he wrote this incredibly moving memoir letter by letter, helped only by his wife and carer, Catherine.

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In the name of justice - Anthony Hayward (2001)

Justice and human struggle around the globe have been the recurring themes throughout John Pilger's 30 years of making television documentaries. This work examines the journalist and his long career on the small screen, one unparalleled by others outside regular current affairs programmes

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In the tiger's mouth - an empowerment guide for social action - Katrina Shields (1992)

In deceptively simple language, Katrina Shields guides you through each step of social awareness and activism, from determining what changes need to take place and how you can effect them, to how to approach listeners with bad news that they may not want to hear, as well as how to avoid burnout. Shields's book is geared toward social activism, but also holds valuable truths for negotiators in business or any human transaction, such as how to create bridges between you and the opposition. How does one determine when an act, tradition, or unquestioned belief needs to be changed? The guide includes exercises that encourage discovery and growth, both for individuals and groups.

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Indian Head Massage - Denise Brown (2006)

Indian head massage works alongside conventional medicine to help ease helath problems, as well as promoting a general sense of mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing.

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Inga : My Story - Myan Subrayan (2009)

Inga the Winger' - Va'aiga Tuigamala, one of the most imposing and explosive wingers New Zealand rugby ever produced - has decided to tell his full story for the first time. This is the fascinating, inspirational story of overcoming hardship, reaching the heights of All Black hero status and the debacle of the amateur/professional era, the excesses of UK rugby league, and finally of returning to a vocation among the people rooted at the very centre of his real life. Inga discusses all aspects of his journey, much of it previously untold: from family life to his many sporting achievements to his role today as a mentor, inspirational community leader and successful businessman. Much more than a sports biography, this is the real story behind the 'gentle giant' of New Zealand rugby.

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Injustice - Kathryn Miller (1987)

Autobiography of a psychiatric patient

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Innovative Psychotherapy Techniques in Child and Adolescent Therapy - Charles E. Schaefer (1999)

Therapists who treat children and adolescents are confronted with a broad spectrum of problems that they must help their clients overcome or manage. Often their traditional methods of intervention are often met with resistance on the part of young clients. This book fills an important niche by providing therapists with a wide arsenal of valuable treatment techniques that fall outside their usual bag of tricks.

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Inside the Brain - Ronald Kotulak (1997)

Now revised and updated, this acclaimed book takes an in-depth look at the latest scientific research into the brain. Pulitzer Prize-winner Ronald Kotulak reveals new understandings of how nature builds the brain then develops it during early life.

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Inspiration meditation and personal wellbeing - Ken Mellor (2011)

The book stirs and awakens us to reach both deeply within and beyond ourselves to the Infinite. Ken suggests that we can do so in ways that bring everyday satisfaction, personal balance and spiritual fulfilment. Each chapter contains simple, practical, well tested advice for doing this. We are encouraged and supported to use Ken's suggestions by his inspiring optimism about the full extent of what we can realise through day-to-day activities. Our lives can have personal meaning, abiding confidence and the wonderful aliveness that arises from awakening to our inner selves. This book is also both a learning and teaching manual with wonderfully helpful exercises, meditations, principles and guidelines.

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Instant Calm - The Most Complete Collection of Calming Techniques in More Than 5000 Years - Paul Wilson (1995)

This text is about crisis control. It is about restoring a sense of well-being when things go wrong and helping you to feel better when, under normal circumstances, you would be feeling terrible. It is about coping with the trying things that happen each and every day.

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Insult to Injury - Rethinking Our Responses to Intimate Abuse - Linda G Mills (2003)

Locking up men who beat their partners sounds like a tremendous improvement over the days when men could hit women with impunity and women fearing for their lives could expect no help from authorities. But does our system of requiring the arrest, prosecution, and incarceration of abusers lessen domestic violence or help battered women? In this already controversial but vitally important book, we learn that the criminal justice system may actually be making the problem of domestic violence worse. Looking honestly at uncomfortable facts, Linda Mills makes the case for a complete overhaul and presents a promising alternative. The evidence turns up some surprising facts about the complexities of intimate abuse, facts that run against mainstream assumptions: The current system robs battered women of what power they do hold. Perhaps as many as half of women in abusive relationships stay in them for strong cultural, economic, religious, or emotional reasons. Jailing their partners often makes their situations worse. Women are at least as physically violent and emotionally aggressive as are men toward women, and women's aggression is often central to the dynamic of intimate abuse. Informed by compelling evidence, personal experience, and what abused women themselves say about their needs, Mills proposes no less than a fundamentally new system. Addressing the real dynamics of intimate abuse and incorporating proven methods of restorative justice, Mills's approach focuses on healing and transformation rather than shame or punishment. Already the subject of heated controversy, "Insult to Injury" offers a desperately needed and powerful means for using what we know to reduce violence in our homes.

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Integrative Therapies for Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myofascial Pain - Celeste Cooper R.N and Jeffrey Miller PhD (2010)

A guide to coping with fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, and chronic fatigue syndrome - Reveals how to deal with each disorder and how treatments can interact or aggravate if more than one disorder is present - Offers techniques to dispel the side effects created by these illnesses Fibromyalgia, chronic myofascial pain, and chronic fatigue syndrome are often seen as interchangeable conditions, a belief held even by many health care providers. Nothing could be further from the truth--however, they do often coexist. Knowing if more than one of these disorders is present is extremely important because the treatment for one of them can often exacerbate the problems caused by the others. Written by a registered nurse and a psychologist who has been treating these conditions since 1994, this book presents an integrative medical approach to these three disorders with a strong emphasis on utilizing and strengthening the mind-body connection to restore well-being. The authors provide a thorough guide to numerous treatment options--from diet, exercise, and herbs to mindfulness meditation, chi kung, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). They also offer techniques to dispel the "brain fog" that these disorders often create and show how to overcome the resultant obstacles to effectively communicating with your doctor. The additional information included on the psychological issues that accompany these chronic pain disorders allows this integrative treatment guide to open the door not only to physical recovery but also emotional and mental well-being.

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Interpreting Solar and Lunar Returns - Babs Kirby;Janey Stubbs (1990)

Offers a psychological and growth orientation to forecasting using Solar and Lunar Returns. For the beginner and advanced astrologer alike.

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Introducing Aromatherapy - Margrit Bachmann (1999)

Bestselling guide to aromatic essential oils for better health, stamina, relaxation and general well-beingAsperger's SyndromeAsperger syndrome and your childMaking sense of the unfeasibleCongratulations! It's Asperger SyndromeThis autobiographical account of a New Zealand woman's life with Asperger Syndrome a milder form of autism reflects on the puzzling symptoms that escaped diagnosis until age 43. Birch discusses how the developmental disorder affected her cognition, identity and boundary issues, and friendships.

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Introducing NLP: Psychological Skills for Understanding and Influencing People - Joseph O'Connor; John Seymour (1993)

A guide to one of the fastest growing developments in applied psychology; covers the classic NLP therapy techniques in depth, lists the books currently available on NLP, and gives advice on choosing an appropriate training course.

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Intuition: Knowing beyond logic - Osho (2002)

INTUITION: All people have a natural capacity for intuition, but many times social conditioning and formal education works against it. People are taught to ignore their instincts rather than to understand and use them as a foundation for individual growth and development - and in the process they undermine the very roots of the innate wisdom that is meant to flower into intuition. This book provides many specific exercises and meditations designed to nourish and support each individual's natural intuitive gifts.

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Invisible Heroes: Survivors of trauma and how they heal - Belleruth Naparstek (2005)

If you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic event, you know the devastating impact it can have on your life and your spirit. Life-threatening accidents, illnesses, assaults, abusive relationships--or a tragedy like 9/11--all can leave deep emotional wounds that persist long after physical scars have healed. Survivors become "invisible heroes," courageously struggling to lead normal lives in spite of symptoms so baffling and disturbing that they sometimes doubt their own sanity. Now there is new hope for the millions affected by posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Drawing on more than thirty years' experience as a therapist and on the most recent cutting-edge research, Belleruth Naparstek presents a clinically proven program for recovery using the potent tool of guided imagery. She reveals how guided imagery goes straight to the right side of the brain, where it impacts the nonverbal wiring of the nervous system itself, the key to alleviating suffering. Filled with the voices of real trauma survivors and therapists whose lives and work have been changed by this approach, Invisible Heroes offers: - New understanding of the physical, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral effects of PTSD, who is most susceptible, and why symptoms can get worse rather than better with time - Important insights into how the brain and body respond to trauma, why conventional talk therapy can actually impede recovery, and why the nonverbal, image-based right brain is crucial to healing - A step-by-step program with more than twenty scripts for guided-imagery exercises tailored to the three stages of recovery, from immediate relief of anxiety attacks, flashbacks, nightmares, and insomnia, to freedom from depression and isolation, to renewed engagement with life - A helpful guide to the best of the new imagery-based therapies, and how to incorporate them into an overall recovery plan Belleruth Naparstek concludes with the inspiring words of survivors who have found their way back to peace, purpose, and a deep joy in living. Her compassionate, groundbreaking book can lead you and those in your care to the same renewal and healing. "From the Hardcover edition."
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Invisible Illness - Dr Megan A Arroll and Professor Christine P Dancey (2014)

Few books on invisible illness are written by psychologists. Based on work by the Chronic Illness Research Team (CIRT) at the University of East London, this expert, accessible book encourages people actively to manage their illness using the techniques shown. Chronic invisible illness affects hundreds of thousands of people, many of whom feel misunderstood and even stigmatised. This book aims to give visibility to misunderstood illnesses, to legitimize them, and to enable people to understand and manage an unpleasant and demoralising illness. Topics include: Body-brain-mind interactions in illness Psychosocial factors Misunderstood conditions, such as ME/CFS, IBS, fibromyalgia, migraine, Mal de Debarquement Syndrome (MdDS) Effects on work, social life, relationships, etc. Depression, anxiety and sleep disturbance Types of fatigue - physical, emotional, mental Treatments - medical, psychological and alternative). Lifestyle measures that may help, eg diet, pacing, graded exercise How to boost confidence Explaining your condition to others Asserting yourself with health professionals

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Invisible Wounds: A Self-help Guide for New Zealand Women in destructive relationships - Kay Douglas (1998)

This compassionate and practical self-help guide has helped thousands of New Zealand women to identify verbal and emotional abuse in destructive relationships, and to make changes. This is one of the first books written for women suffering from emotional abuse rather than physical abuse at the hands of their male partners. This book contains dozens of case studies and many exercises designed to help women recognise, conquer and recover from the effects of emotional abuse. It provides insights into how relationships become destructive, and offers encouragement and practical help in enabling women to make positive changes in their lives

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iRest Program for Healing PTSD - A Proven-Effective Approach to Using Yoga Nidra Meditation and Deep Relaxation Techniques to Overcome Trauma - Richard Miller (2015)

If you suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), you know how debilitating the symptoms can be. Many times, people with PTSD will suffer flashbacks, have intense nightmares and difficulty sleeping, and may feel angry, anxious, and constantly "on alert." Living with PTSD is extremely difficult, but there are ways that you can manage your symptoms and, in time, recover. In The iRest Program for Healing PTSD, clinical psychologist and yogic scholar Richard C. Miller-named one of the top 25 yoga teachers by Yoga Journal-offers an innovative and proven-effective 10-step yoga program for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The deep relaxation meditations in this book will help you overcome the common symptoms of PTSD, such as anxiety, insomnia, and depression, and maintain emotional stability so that you can return to living a full, meaningful life. The author's iRest protocol is an integrative approach that heals the various unresolved issues, traumas, and wounds that are present in the body and mind. It recognizes the underlying sense of calm that is always present, even amidst all changing circumstances of life. Extensive research has shown that iRest effectively supports the healing process across a broad range of populations. Currently, there are iRest programs in military hospitals across the US, as well as in correctional facilities, hospices, clinics, schools, and organizations supporting personal growth and well-being. iRest has been endorsed by the US Army Surgeon General and Defense Centers of Excellence as a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). If you are ready to start healing from your trauma and get back to living the life you once knew-a life free from fear, anxiety, and sleepless nights-this book will help you find your way. To find out more about Richard C. Miller and the iRest program, visit www.irest.us

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Iris: A memoir of Iris Murdoch - John Bayley (2012)

In 1998 John Bayley wrote a best-selling, critically acclaimed memoir of his wife, the great philosopher and novelist Iris Murdoch, who had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease since 1996. At times unbearably moving, at times poignantly comical, this memoir provides a fitting memorial to Dame Iris. It is an enchanting portrait of a remarkable marriage and an inspiration for anyone whose life is affected by Alzheimer's.

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Issues in deaf education - Edited by Susan Gregory, Pamela Knight, Wendy McCracken, Stephen Powers and Linda Watdon (1998)

The way in which education is provided for deaf children is changing, as are the demands made on teachers, both in special settings and in mainstream schools. This book offers a comprehensive account of recent research and current issues in educational policy, psychology, linguistics and audiology, as they relate to the education of the deaf and includes detailed information about further reading. It should be of interest to student teachers and teachers of the deaf, teachers in mainstream schools, academics working in the area of deafness and disability, audiologists and cochlear implant teams, parents of deaf children, and members of the deaf community.

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It happened to me: Bullied - Angela Neustatter;Anastasia Gonis (2006)

This is one title in a series that features interviews with six children/young adults who have had the experience specified in the title. 'Bullied' follows the stories of several children who have been bullied and one who became a bully herself. Parents also describe the effects bullying had on their children.

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It Takes Two to Talk - A Practical Guide for Parents of Children with Language Delays - Jan Pepper and Elaine Weitzman (2004)

The Hanen Centre's classic guidebook is a must-have for parents, speech-language pathologists and others who work with or care for young children with language delays. It Takes Two to Talk is written in simple language and is full of beautiful, color illustrations. It shows parents how to help their child communicate and learn language during everyday activities like mealtime, bath time, playtime and book reading. This book is invaluable for parents of children ranging from those who are still at the very earliest stages of communication to those who have begun to talk in short sentences. This edition of It Takes Two to Talk is supported by the most current research. It includes easy-to-use checklists, practical guidelines for choosing communication goals, and a new section on building the foundations for literacy. This book shows parents how to have fun with their children, while turning every interaction into an opportunity for language learning. "Parents and professionals will find the new It Takes Two to Talk to be a unique and invaluable resource to promote the communicative development of children with language delays. Rarely do we see a guide that provides information so thoroughly grounded in current research yet so well organized and accessible. Supported by creative illustrations, readers easily find their way from principles to applications in everyday family activities. The Hanen Centre's deep knowledge of the field and of families is apparent in every chapter."--Michael J. Guralnick, PhD, Director, Center on Human Development and Disability, Professor of Psychology and Pediatrics University of Washington

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It's a great life when you're well - Eileen Evans (2000)

The Author has written this book, after 20 years of clinical practice, research and lecturing on natural healing, to give readers the opportunity to help themselves to keep mentally and physically well.

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It's All in the Mind - My Story of Self-help Stroke Recovery - Roger Lampen (2009)

It’s All in the Mind is a practical self-help guide for anyone who has suffered a stroke and is seeking information to speed their return to health. It is the author’s personal story of having a stroke whilst cycling in the Himalayas, being treated in a military hospital in Tibet, evacuated to Hong Kong and finally brought back to New Zealand. The book describes his determined journey toward rehabilitation and, finally, to getting back on his bike. Included are various practical programmes he developed to stimulate his recovery and maintain the necessary momentum for ongoing improvement. Several chapters focus on mobility, on land and in the water, and on activities for the legs, trunk, arms and shoulders. There is a special focus on exploring issues associated with improving the mind and, in particular, with motivation, positivity and determination. Adapting to the new frustrating challenges of everyday living is also covered. This engaging book also includes a useful ’Notes for carers’ section. It’s All in the Mind has been endorsed by the Stroke Foundation of New Zealand as a valuable self-help guide. The Foundation required that five medical practitioners approved the content and this has been achieved; some changes have been made as a result of their evaluation and these have added to the book’s value.

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It's Not Because I Want To Die - Debbie Purdy (2010)

Debbie Purdy doesn't want to die. She has far too much to live for. But when the time comes, and the pain is so unbearable that she cannot go on, she wants her husband to be by her side, holding her hand until the end; and she wants to know that he won't be arrested. Debbie Purdy - the face of Britain's right-to-die campaign - suffers from multiple sclerosis. She was diagnosed in 1995 - barely a month after she met her now-husband, Omar Puente, in a bar in Singapore. Within weeks she flew back out to meet Omar and, despite her devastating diagnosis, their relationship grew, as together they travelled Asia doing all the things they loved. When Debbie's health left her no choice but to go back to the UK, Omar followed. They married in 1998. But since the death in 2002 of motor neurone disease sufferer Diane Pretty, who lost her legal battle to have her husband help her take her own life, there has been dark cloud on the horizon for Debbie. She is in pain all the time, with poor circulation, headaches, bed sores and muscle cramps. Once or twice a week, she falls in the shower, presses her panic button and waits for complete strangers to come and help. People pity Debbie, saying she must feel undignified. She disagrees. The only thing she thinks is undignified is having no control over her life or death. When the pain becomes unbearable Debbie wants to be able to choose to end her life, surrounded by her loved ones. In England and Wales this is considered assisting suicide - a crime punishable by up to 14 years imprisonment. Debbie fears as a black foreigner Omar is more likely to face prosecution. All she wants is for the law to be clarified. Then she can make sure Omar never crosses the line. At the end of July 2009 Debbie's long fight was finally rewarded with a court ruling that the current lack of clarity is a violation of the right to a private and family life, and the Director of Public Prosecutions being ordered to issue clear guidance on when prosecutions can be brought in assisted suicide cases, bringing hope and reassurance thousands nationwide. Now, with passion and honesty, Debbie shares her unique story. Told with the joie-de-vivre and grace for which she has become known, Debbie describes her life and her battle.

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It's time we started telling these stories - Jane Tollerton (2008)

Interviews on family vioence in New Zealand

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Its all in your head: the link between mercury amalgams and illness - Dr Hal A Huggins (1993)

Mercury is one of the world's most poisonous substances, and yet dentists routinely use it in amalgams to fill our teeth. Forty years ago, Dr. Hal Huggins questioned this practice, and now legions of dentists, researchers, and citizens are adding their voices of concern. "It's All in Your Head "looks at past research on mercury toxicity and dental amalgams as well as current scientific findings that can no longer be ignored. It describes the possible effects of mercury toxicity, including multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, Hodgkin's disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and virtually all autoimmune disorders. Written in easy-to-understand language, "It's All in Your Head "explodes the claim that mercury amalgams are safe. If you think your worries are all in your head, you may be right.

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Jamu: The ancient Indonesian art of herbal healing - Susan-Jane Beers (2001)

Indonesian jamu--part of an integrated system of inner and outer health and beauty, encompassing powders, pills, ointments, lotions, massage and ancient folklore--is unknown to most Westerners. How, when, where and why were these treatments developed? And, what is so special about them? Through the pages of this book you'll learn about the closed world of ancient Javanese palaces where Indonesian jamu was perfected. You meet the healers and jamu makers whose skills have been passed from generation to generation and learn about their cures. Advice is offered on where to find these age-old remedies, including formulae that can be made safely at home. The information here is for people who wish to find out more about Indonesian health and beauty, draw their own conclusions and even try jamu for themselves. An integrated system of inner and outer health and beauty, Indonesian jamu has a 1,200-year-old history, yet little is known about it outside this diverse island nation. The first book to comprehensively explore the background, materials and application of this holistic approach, "Jamu: The Ancient Indonesian Art of Herbal Healing" is the culmination of ten years of research and more than 100 interviews with practitioners and producers--from housewives in kitchen apothecaries to CEOs of multinational corporations. Its publication coincides with the increasing availability in the West of modern preparations of these time-honored herbal remedies. Encompassing medicine, massage, cosmetics and folklore, jamu is as applicable to today's lifestyles as it was in the rarefied world of the ancient Javanese palaces where it was perfected. Complemented by explanatory photographs shot on location, Jamu is the first definitive reference to this exotic yet practical healthcare system.

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January First : A Child's Descent into Madness and Her Father's Struggle to Save Her - Michael Schofield (2012)

A harrowing memoir from the father of a seven-year-old girl, January First is the desperate story of Michael's mission to find out what is wrong with his highly intelligent daughter. Right from when she was a newborn, January has kept her parents on their toes: as a baby she slept for only 20 minutes at a time, as a one year old she spoke in complete sentences, at two she asked about negative numbers, and by three had literally hundreds of imaginary friends. But when her brother Bodhi arrives her behaviour becomes increasingly violent, her never-ending delusions and hallucinations interspersed with paroxysms of rage that eventually force her parents to live in separate one-bedroom apartments - communicating with walkie-talkies to keep her brother safe. As her father does the rounds of child psychologists, doctors and locked hospital wards, he provides an unflinchingly honest account of parenting, as well as an indictment of the lack of care for children with severe mental illness. January First shows the passionate dedication of a father who refuses to give up on his little girl even as her behaviour becomes ever more alien. An eventual diagnosis is reached of one of the most severe cases of child-onset schizophrenia that doctors have ever seen: January is hallucinating 95 percent of the time that she is awake and potent psychiatric drugs that would level most adults barely faze her.

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Jonah - my story - Jonah Lomu (2013)

It's 10 years since he played his final match for the All Blacks, but still Jonah Lomu remains the most recognisable rugby face on the planet. In this much awaited update to his 2004 best-selling biography, Jonah talks about the highs and lows of that last decade with candour and honesty. Packed with astonishing revelations, including the split with his long-time manager, the breakdown of his marriage and the deeply moving reconciliation with his father, Jonah is also open about his on-going health problems. He details his brave battle with nephrotic syndrome, which eventually led to a kidney transplant and talks about his current health situation, which sees him again in complete renal failure and requiring a second transplant. Despite the cruel hand Jonah Lomu has been dealt, he remains cheery and optimistic, sharing the good times along with the bad - including his joy at becoming a father and how his two young sons have helped save him from the 'dark times'.

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Journey into Light - Gayle Rose Martinez (1993)

An inspiring and powerful story of a young woman's struggle for physical, emotional, and spiritual healing after he leg is almost severed in a motorcycle accident. Compellingly told and immensely readable, this book offers intimate glimpses of the author's personal weaknesses and shows he almost superhuman efforts to find an inner source of direction and purpose. Throughout the tender, painful moments of her failing marriage, her drug abuse, and difficult relationships, you will sense the author's depth of determination and faith-and you will rejoice in her victory of physical healing and transformation. A life which demonstrates proof that the human spirit, when fused with inner resolve, an be a powerful tool to: * Overcome almost any adversity * Activate the healing power of prayer * Open the mind to greater inner discovery * Find an individual source of renewal * Stretch the capacity to love more fully Journey into Light clearly exemplifies how spiritual courage and perseverance can overcome the darkness of physical and emotional pain to lift one up into the healing light of God. For all those who have ever felt like giving up, this book is the flame of inspiration that beckons one to push onward to the end of the tunnel and into the light. ~ Mary Summer Rain

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Joyful Path of Good Fortune - The Complete Guide to the Buddhist Path to Enlightenment - Geshe Kelsang Gyatso (1996)

A clear and comprehensive explanation of the entire path to enlightenment. We all have the potential for self-transformation, and a limitless capacity for the growth of good qualities, but to fulfil this potential we need to know what to do along every stage of our spiritual journey. With this book, Geshe Kelsang offers us step-by-step guidance on the meditation practices that will lead us to lasting inner peace and happiness. With extraordinary clarity, he presents all Buddha's teachings in the order in which they are to be practised, enriching his explanation with stories and illuminating analogies. This is a perfect guidebook to the Buddhist path.

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Just a bang on the head - Rosie Belton (2008)

Rosie Belton was a high-achieving theatre director, producer and teacher, a casting agent and director, as well as a fully involved wife, mother of three and grandmother of six. But then a bang on the head changed everything. While dancing at a wedding, Rosie fell and hit her head, and subsequently had two cerebral haematomas, or brain bleeds. These have left her with a permanent brain injury that has turned her life upside down. Now unable to pursue her professional career, she struggles with permanent disorientation and dizziness, memory loss, extreme visual and aural sensitivity, constant tiredness, pain and difficulty controlling her emotions. Just a Bang on the Head offers a searingly honest and moving insight into the world of brain injury. The physical effects are clearly articulated, as are the emotional impacts - the often devastating effect on relationships, the huge sense of loss and grief as a previous life disappears, and the constant humiliation of being stymied in your everyday life.
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Keeper: a book about memory, identity, isolation, Wordsworth and cake - Andrea Gilles (2010)

Can our personalities be taken away from us? Are memory and identity mutually dependent? What exactly is the soul? Three years ago, Andrea Gillies, a writer and mother of three, took on the care of her mother-in-law Nancy, who was in the middle stages of Alzheimer's disease. This newly extended family moved to a big Victorian house on a headland in the far, far north of Scotland, where the author failed to write a novel and Nancy, her disease accelerated by change, began to move out of the rational world and into dementia's alternative reality. This book is a journal of life in this wild location, in which Gillies tracks Nancy's unravelling grasp on everything that we think of as ordinary, and interleaves her own brilliantly cogent investigations into the way Alzheimer's works. For the family at the centre of this drama, the learning curve was steeper and more interesting than anyone could have imagined.

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Keeping our cool - Canada in a warming world - Andrew Weaver (2008)

Monster wildfires in Australia, January golfers in PEI, ruined fruit crops in California, snowless ski runs in Switzerland, starving polar bears in the North, devastated trees in Stanley Park. Climate change is no longer a vague threat. The climate change we are in store for over the next few centuries will be larger and occur faster than at any time in the last 10,000 years. Brilliantly researched,Keeping Our Cool is a comprehensive and engaging examination and explanation of global warming, with a specific emphasis on climate change in Canada. In an engaging and accessible way,Weaver explains the levels of greenhouse gas emissions needed to stabilize the climate and offers solutions and a path toward a sustainable future.

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Lani's Story - Lani Brennan;Hazel Flynn (2013)

LANI'S STORY is a moving, confronting and compelling account of a young woman's journey from victim to survivor. Escaping from a violent and unhappy relationship was just the first step for Lani-after that, she had to brave the courts, the police, and her community-but in the process she found love, hope and ultimately justice. This is a powerful and inspirational story of courage, determination and the importance of not accepting one's destiny. 'How one person can endure so much and then rise and be the incredible woman that she is today is a testament to how change comes from within. Lani reminds us how the spirit can fight, no matter how broken and bruised, to make a difference in this world.' Deborah Mailman A confronting and compelling account of a young woman's journey from victim to survivor. Raised in an urban Aboriginal community in Sydney, Lani had a childhood filled with love but alcoholism in her family left its scars. By thirteen, she was in a cycle of drug and alco

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Last Child in the Woods - Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder - Richard Louv (2010)

Camping in the garden, riding bikes through the woods, climbing trees, collecting bugs, picking wildflowers, running through piles of autumn leaves...These are the things childhood memories are made of. But for a whole generation of today's children the pleasures of a free-range childhood are missing, and their indoor habits contribute to epidemic obesity, attention-deficit disorder, isolation and childhood depression. This timely book shows how our children have become increasingly alienated and distanced from nature, why this matters and how we can make a difference. Last Child in the Woods is a clarion call, brilliantly written, compelling and irresistibly persuasive - a book that will change minds and lives.

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Last Words - Approaches to Death in New Zealand's Cultures and Faiths - Margot Schwass (2006)

A short book about different practices for acknowledging death in the different cultures and religions currently in New Zealand. While it is designed for use by nurses and doctors, chaplains, funeral directors, police, hospice workers and community workers, the book is also intended for general readers.

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Learning and cognitive communicative challenges - Roberta DePompei, PhD and Janet Tyler PhD (2016)

Cognitive communication - or how the student with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) thinks and learns – can challenge educators unfamiliar with TBI. This manual explains the dynamics of cognitive processes and classroom behaviors. Developmental challenges are explored with the increased language demands of English and Language Arts, Social Studies, Mathematics, and Science.

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Learning outside the lines - Jonathan Mooney and David Cole (2000)

Written by two Ivy League graduates who struggled with learning disabilities and ADHD, "Learning Outside the Lines" teaches students how to take control of their education and find true success with brilliant and easy study suggestions and tips. Every day, your school, your teachers, and even your peers draw lines to measure and standardize intelligence. They decide what criteria make one person smart and another person stupid. They decide who will succeed and who will just get by. Perhaps you find yourself outside the norm, because you learn differently--but, unlike your classmates, you have no system in place that consistently supports your ability and desire to learn. Simply put, you are considered lazy and stupid. You are expected to fail. "Learning Outside the Lines" is written by two such "academic failures"--that is, two academic failures who graduated from Brown University at the top of their class. Jonathan Mooney and David Cole teach you how to take control of your education and find true success--and they offer all the reasons "why" you should persevere. Witty, bold, and disarmingly honest, "Learning Outside the Lines" takes you on a journey toward personal empowerment and profound educational change, proving once again that rules sometimes need to be broken.

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Learning to Care : Elementary Kindness in an Age of Indifference - Robert Wuthnow Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor of Social Science (1995)

Urgent calls have gone forth--from the White House and Congress, from schools, churches, synagogues, and other agencies--for Americans to become more involved in caring for the needy and in serving their communities. And as federal and state governments across the nation cut back on aid to the poor and disabled, the role of volunteerism can only grow in importance. But how can we inspire caring behavior in our young when so many adults seem indifferent to the problems of the needy, when many problems (such as homelessness) seem beyond individual effort, and when agencies often come under fire for ineffectiveness if not corruption? Drawing on deeply moving personal accounts from young people who have become involved in community service, as well as on data from recent national surveys, Learning to Care looks at why teenagers become involved in volunteer work, what problems and pressures they face, and what we can do to nurture caring in our youth. Robert Wuthnow's intimate interviews bring to life the stories of high school student volunteers, teenagers such as Tanika Lane, a freshman who works with Literacy Education and Direction (LEAD), a job-training program for inner-city kids, and Amy Stone, a homecoming queen and student-body president at a suburban southern school who organizes rallies for AIDS awareness. Through these profiles, Wuthnow shows that caring is not innate but learned, in part from the spontaneous warmth of family life, and in part from finding the right kind of volunteer work. He contends that volunteers' sense of service is shaped by what they find in school service clubs, in shelters for the homeless, in working with AIDS victims, or in tutoring inner-city children. And Wuthnow also argues that the best environment to nurture the helping impulse is the religious setting, where in fact the great bulk of volunteering in America takes place. In these organizations, as well as in schools and community agencies, teenagers can find the role models and moral incentives that will instill a sense of service that they can then carry into their adult life. Robert Wuthnow is one of our leading commentators on religious life in America, the author of Acts of Compassion, which was nominated for both a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award. Learning to Care, the sequel to that highly acclaimed volume, offers an eye-opening (and somewhat reassuring) portrait of volunteerism among America's youth, as it helps lay the groundwork for teaching our children to care.

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Learning to Cope with CRPS / RSD: Putting Life First and Pain Second - Karen Rodham (2014)

With the help of this compact guide, anyone suffering from CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) (also known as RSD - Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) will better understand their condition and cope with the reality of living with it. Prof Karen Rodham draws on a wealth of clinical experience to give tried-and-tested practical advice for managing this very complex and debilitating syndrome, about which very little is understood by the medical community at large. Ten first-hand patient accounts of living with CRPS illustrate just how wide-ranging the impact can be physically, socially and emotionally, and what has helped on an individual basis. This book's hands-on guidance will be of great help to people diagnosed with CRPS and show family and friends how they can best provide support. It is also an essential resource for health psychologists working with CRPS patients.

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Learning with special needs in Aotearoa - Edited by Deborah Fraser, Roger Moltzen, Ken Ryba (2005)

This carefully updated new edition of a core New Zealand text on disability and education continues to emphasise inclusive, learner-centred, needs-based education. The book provides an ideal resource for courses in special education and for teachers in schools. The book emphasises New Zealand research and perspectives, alongside relevant and comprehensive international material. Case studies are incorporated to provide examples for the theoretical constructs.

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Left to Tell - Immaculee Ilibagiza (2007)

Immaculee Ilibagiza grew up in a country she loved, surrounded by a family she cherished. But in 1994 her idyllic world was ripped apart as Rwanda descended into a bloody genocide. Immaculee's family was brutally murdered during a killing spree that lasted three months and claimed the lives of nearly a million Rwandans. Incredibly, Immaculee survived the slaughter. For 91 days, she and seven other women huddled silently together in the cramped bathroom of a local pastor, while hundreds of machete-wielding killers hunted for them. The triumphant story of this remarkable young woman's journey through the darkness of genocide will inspire anyone whose life has been touched by fear, suffering, and loss. This is Immaculee's first book.

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Legendary Chinese Healing Herbs - Henry C. Lu (1991)

This is a collection of ancient herbal healing techniques which shows how to use the medicinal properties of over 100 herbs that are widely available at health food stores. It includes the scientific and familiar names for each herb with drawings, the ailments they cure plus symptoms, dosages and treatments. Also included are the tales, handed down by the Chinese for centuries, about the healing properties of herbs and the stories of how they were discovered and of the amazing cures.

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Let Me Go - Helga Schneider (2004)

In 1998, Helga Schneider, in her sixties, was summoned from Italy to the nursing home in Vienna in which her 90-year-old mother lived. The last time she had seen her mother was 27 years earlier, when her mother asked her daughter to try on the SS uniform which she treasures, and tried to give her several items of jewellery, the loot of holocaust victims, which Schneider rejected. Prior to that, the last time they had seen each other was in 1941 (when Schneider was 4 and her brother 19 months old), when Fr Schnider abandoned her family in order to pursue her career as an SS officer. As their conversation continues, Schneider establishes that from the Nazi women's camp at Ravensbruck, her mother moved to Auschwitz-Birkenau where she was in charge of a 'correction' unit where brutal torture was administered. Her mother not only remains uncontrite, but continues to regard her former prisoners as the sub-human inferiors of Nazi ideology. Helga Schneider's extraordinary, frank account is desperately sad and extremely powerful.

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Let them eat Prozac: The unhealthy relationship between the pharmaceutical industry and depression - David Healy (2010)

Prozac. Paxil. Zoloft. Turn on your television and you are likely to see a commercial for one of the many selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) on the market. We hear a lot about them, but do we really understand how these drugs work and what risks are involved for anyone who uses them?Let Them Eat Prozac explores the history of SSRIs - from their early development to their latest marketing campaigns - and the controversies that surround them. Initially, they seemed like wonder drugs for those with mild to moderate depression. When Prozac was released in the late 1980s, David Healy was among the psychiatrists who prescribed it. But he soon observed that some of these patients became agitated and even attempted suicide. Could the new wonder drug actually be making patients worse? Healy draws on his own research and expertise to demonstrate the potential hazards associated with these drugs. He intersperses case histories with insider accounts of the research leading to the development and approval of SSRIs as a treatment for depression. Let Them Eat Prozac clearly demonstrates that the problems go much deeper than a side-effect of a particular drug. The pharmaceutical industry would like us to believe that SSRIs can safely treat depression, anxiety, and a host of other mental problems. But, as Let Them Eat Prozac reveals, this "cure" may be worse than the disease.

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Let Them Eat Shrimp - The Tragic Disappearance of the Rainforests of the Sea - Kennedy Warne (2011)

What's the connection between a plate of king prawns at your local restaurant and murdered fishermen in Honduras, impoverished women in Ecuador, and disastrous hurricanes along America's Gulf coast? Mangroves. Many people have never heard of these salt-water forests, but for those who depend on their riches, mangroves are indispensable. They are natural storm barriers, home to innumerable exotic creatures - from crab-eating vipers to man-eating tigers - and provide food and livelihoods to millions of coastal dwellers. Now they are being destroyed to make way for shellfish farming and other coastal development. For those who stand in the way of these industries, the consequences can be deadly. In "Let Them Eat Shrimp", Kennedy Warne takes readers into the muddy battle zone that is the mangrove forest. A tangle of snaking roots and twisted trunks, mangroves are often dismissed as foul wastelands. In fact, they are supermarkets of the sea, providing shellfish, honey, timber, and charcoal to coastal communities from New Zealand to South America to Florida. Generations have built their lives around mangroves and consider these swamps sacred. To shellfish farmers and land developers, mangroves simply represent a good investment. The tidal land on which they stand often has no title, so with a nod and wink from a compliant official, it can be turned from a public resource to a private possession. The forests are bulldozed; their traditional users dispossessed. The true price of shellfish farming and other coastal development has gone largely unheralded in the media. A longtime journalist, Warne now captures the insatiability of these industries and the magic of the mangroves.

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Letters from Motherless Daughters: Words of courage, grief and healing - Hope Edelman (2014)

Letters from Motherless Daughters is a compilation of the letters Hope Edelman received in response to her groundbreaking New York Times--bestseller, Motherless Daughters. Reaffirming her precious link with motherless women across the country, Edelman presents these moving, honest, and often hopeful letters alongside her own insight to offer readers the opportunity to further learn from loss. The words of these brave women illustrate the profound pain, astounding strength, and undying perseverance of living through the loss of one's mother without ever outliving the need for her. Edelman has added a new introduction and new letters, tailoring this important book to a new generation.

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Liberation - The Perfect Holistic Antidote to Stress, Depression and Other Unhealthy States of Mind - The Barefoot Doctor (2004)

In massmarket for the first time, bestselling author Barefoot Doctor helps us overcome life-draining negativities such as fear, greed and frustration, which prevent us from living our lives to the full, using a series of self-help techniques culled from Taoism, Buddhism, Shamanism and humanism. In Liberation, bestselling author and media guru Barefoot Doctor shows us how to overcome emotions such as fear, greed and frustration that prevent us from fully living the unlimited life we all want- and can all have if we are willing to take the chance. The book uses a series if self-help techniques culled from Taoism, Buddhism, Shamanism and Humanism, as well as methods tried and proven in over 20 years' clinical practice by the author such as acupressure, affirmation, visualisation, energy manipulation and astral healing. Organised in sections such as 'Liberation from guilt' and 'Liberation from feeling like you're always in a rush', he offers and explanation of the blocking factor according to a Taoist/Buddhist/Shamanist/Humanist outlook, also likening the blocking factor to its corresponding vital organ and recommending self-treatment.

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Life - Xingyun (2011)

In Life, Master Hsing Yun articulates the Buddhist view of the meaning, grandeur, and mystery of life, while applying those views in different arenas of contemporary society. Embracing a style that is both well-informed and down-to-earth, Life flows effortlessly between Buddhist theory and practice, and between history and personal expose, while entering a deep exploration of topics that few Buddhist leaders dare to investigate: human rights, education, politics, and freedom. Delving into these weighty topics, Life is both beautifully reverent and hopeful for humanity and all life in the world.

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Life after stroke - Stroke Foundation (none)

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Life at the Bottom - The Worldview That Makes the Underclass - Theodore Dalrymple (2003)

Here is a searing account-probably the best yet published-of life in the underclass and why it persists as it does. Theodore Dalrymple, a British psychiatrist who treats the poor in a slum hospital and a prison in England, has seemingly seen it all. Yet in listening to and observing his patients, he is continually astonished by the latest twist of depravity that exceeds even his own considerable experience. Dalrymple's key insight in Life at the Bottom is that long-term poverty is caused not by economics but by a dysfunctional set of values, one that is continually reinforced by an elite culture searching for victims. This culture persuades those at the bottom that they have no responsibility for their actions and are not the molders of their own lives. Drawn from the pages of the cutting-edge political and cultural quarterly City Journal, Dalrymple's book draws upon scores of eye-opening, true-life vignettes that are by turns hilariously funny, chillingly horrifying, and all too revealing-sometimes all at once. And Dalrymple writes in prose that transcends journalism and achieves the quality of literature.

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Life energy - John Diamond, MD (1985)

One of the most important medical books of the twentieth century, a ground-breaking classic that has never been out of print since it first appeared in 1983, and which remains as relevant today as ever. Essential reading for anyone interested in holistic health, psychology and the relation between the two.

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Life in his hands - Susan Wyndham (2008)

The story of Charlie Teo,one of Australia`s most celebrated and controversial neurosurgeons

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Life in Pieces: A Harrowing True Story of a Woman with Multiple Personality Disorder - R. K. Baer (2008)

In 1989 a woman named Karen showed up at author and psychiatrist Richard Baer's practice, terribly frightened and at breaking point. She explained that her husband beat her, her mother stole from her; she was in tremendous physical pain and wanted to die. Within a few sessions she also revealed that her father and grandfather had raped and tortured her repeatedly over the course of her childhood, frequently in the company of other neighbourhood men. She was now married with two children, but often could not account for stretches of minutes, hours, sometimes even days. As Karen's story unfolded over the following months, Baer realised that he was dealing with a severe case of Multiple Personality Disorder. Although it would take time and deep, hard-won trust before any of Karen's alternated personalities presented themselves in her psychiatrist's office, over the next five years Baer would encounter seventeen distinct personalities, all of whom had been living inside Karen since she was a young child, shielding her from an otherwise unbearable life. In the tradition of Oliver Saks and Irvin Yalom, Baer chronicles his nine years of work with Karen and all her distinct personalities, his often futile efforts to use the tools of his trade, and his patient's ultimate invention of her own cure. An unforgettable story of unimaginable suffering and ultimate recovery, A Life In Pieces: How One Woman's Personality was Shattered by Years of Abuse is the first account of life with Multiple Personality Disorder written by the treating psychiatrist.

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Life Is an Elevator: How to Overcome Compulsive Behaviour and the Ups and Downs of Life - Paulette Maisner; Rosemary Turner (1989)

Paulette is recognised as a leading expert on eating disorders and her work has been featured on national and international newspapers, magazines, radio and television programmes

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Life Lessons - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross & David Kessler (2001)

A Message From Elisabeth We all have lessons to learn during this time called life; this is especially apparent when working with the dying. The dying learn a great deal at the end of life, usually when it is too late to apply. After moving to the Arizona desert in 1995, I had a stroke on Mother's Day that left me paralyzed. I spent the next few years at death's door. Sometimes I thought death would come within a few weeks. Many times, I was disappointed that it did not come, for I was ready. But I have not died because I am still learning the lessons of life, my final lessons. These lessons are the ultimate truths about our lives; they are the secrets to life itself. I wanted to write one more book, not on death and dying but on life and living. Is this really how I want to live my life? Each one of us at some point asks this question. The tragedy is not that life is short but that we often see only in hindsight what really matters. In Life Lessons, her first book on life and living, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross joins with David Kessler to guide readers through the practical and spiritual lessons we need to learn so that we can live life to its fullest in every moment. Many years of working with the dying have shown the authors that certain lessons come up over and over again. Some of these lessons can be difficult to master, but even the attempts to understand them are deeply rewarding. Here, in fourteen accessible chapters, from the Lesson of Love to the Lesson of Happiness, the authors reveal the truth about our fears, our hopes, our relationships, and, above all, the grandness of who we really are.

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Life on the edge - Dr James C Dobson (2010)

As a young adult, you will face crucial questions about identity, education, marriage, career, God's will, and much more. Some of the most dramatic and permanent changes in life will occur during the “critical decade”—those ten years between 16 and 26. Are you prepared to make the right choices? You can be. Like a trusted friend who understands, Dr. James Dobson candidly addresses the issues that today's young adults face. In his warm, conversational style, he reveals principles to help you make right choices and get the direction you need in order to look forward to a bright and successful future.

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Life on Wheels - Graeme Sinclair (2011)

Graeme Sinclair producer, writer and star of the ever popular Gone Fishin' writes candidly about his life and career. While many of his younger fans have only ever known him in a wheelchair, for the first 40 years of his eventful life he had the full use of his legs. Struck down with MS unexpectedly in his forties instead of allowing his misfortune to dominate his life, he carried on as normal, only now on wheels. This presented some interesting challenges, filming and travelling to make the TV show. A hero to his younger viewers through his Kid's Gone Fishin' and the NZ Police blue light programme, he puts down his ability to relate to kids to the fact he is at their height and they can look him in the eye. Talking about his upbringing and his own children, will stike a chord with any parent. His love of the New Zealand outdoors and it's ability to heal the spirit and his willingness to talk about the tough times, as well as the good, will reveal facets of this muti-talented man to his audience that they can never have imagined.

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Light on Pranayama - The Yogic Art of Breathing - BKS Iyengar (1995)

In this classic yoga best-seller a world-renowned yoga master shares the techniques of breathing together with a comprehensive background of yoga philosophy. B. K. S. Iyengar is a legend who has practiced yoga in a unique way, and today "Iyengar Yoga" is taught around the world by certified instructors.

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Line of fire - John Lockyer (2009)

The New Zealand Armed Offenders Squad (AOS) is an elite group of highly trained professionals, brought together in an emergency to protect the public from armed criminals, yet it is shrouded in mystery and myth. Born in the 1960s as a necessary response to random acts of violence, the AOS and the ultra-elite Anti-Terrorist Squad took on the burgeoning organised crime scene of the 1970s and the horror of Aromoana in the 1990's. Today the AOS remains as the Police frontline rapid response to protect the public from armed criminals. However in the changing world of the twenty-first century, threats to public order and safety have reached new heights and new responses are needed - the Special Tactics Group (STG) has been created to defend against and respond to possible threats from domestic terrorism as well as the most difficult armed confrontations. Written and illustrated from the exciting three-part TV documentary series, this is the dramatic inside story of a secret Police squad, told in full for the first time ever by the men who were there - in the Line of Fire.

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Listening to Prozac - Peter D Kramer (1993)

Kramer (psychiatry, Brown U.) writes on "the capacity of modern medication to allow a person to experience, on a stable and continuing basis, the feelings of someone with a different temperament and history," as "one born with a different genome and exposed to a more benign world in childhood"

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Little Altars for Spirituality - Creating Personal Spaces in Your Home for Positive and Peaceful Energy - Josephine de Winter (2006)

This book helps you to create a home altar - a place of beauty, peace and sanctity, where the spiritual world can reach into and touch the world of the everyday. It includes altars for healing, for remembrance, for abundance, for creativity, for motivation, for harmony, and many more. It improves the energy around you and creates spiritual focus using simple items that have symbolic, magical or spiritual properties. It channels your innermost thoughts and desires, and add another dimension to your spiritual life. This book looks back through history to examine the development of the altar as a focus of worship in many different religious traditions, and offers some starting points for the creation of a personal altar in your home, garden or office. It also explores some of the many issues that might lead you into a search for spiritual guidance and suggests ways in which you can develop the altar to help in particular circumstances. Regardless of your religious or philosophical belief, creating your own altar is a way of bringing a sacred tradition into your home and your life.

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Little Criminals: The Story of a New Zealand Boys Home - David Cohen (2011)

From the late 1950s to the mid 1980s, when most of them were closed down, the New Zealand government maintained 26 residences for children and teenagers. Some of those children had the bad fortune to come from families with large numbers of children and who couldn't cope financially. Plucking a child out and putting him in a home to ease the burden was seen as a solution. Other children in came from profoundly dysfunctional backgrounds or were profoundly dysfunctional themselves. Could putting them all together in close quarters, supervised by staff with mostly inadequate training, ever deliver a positive outcome? In this powerfully written book David Cohen, who himself spent time at Epuni Boy's Home in the 1970s, argues not. He tracks down former residents and staff members, many of whom argue that boys'-home stints led boys to, rather than away from, lives of crime. It also led some into abuse. Evocatively and originally written, Cohen's research takes him back to the era of moral panic about juvenile delinquency that drove the creation of the homes and traces the sea change in ideas about the care of troubled adolescents, especially Maori, who were hugely over-represented in the muster, that spelled their eventual demise. Totally gripping, it is a unique insider account of a failed experiment.

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Live Well : The Ayurvedic Way to Health and Inner Bliss - Jane Alexander (2001)

An illustrated guide to living the Ayurvedic way, packed with practical exercises. It examines the history and philosophy behind this ancient approach to physical and spiritual well-being, and explains how to apply it to modern life, from understanding your body type to broader lifestyle issues.

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Living Green - Annmaree Kane (2008)

Green issues are hot, and they are here to stay. But where can New Zealanders find an authoritative yet neutral voice that is packed with the facts they need to make informed life-changing decisions? Living Green is a 'bible' for every New Zealand family: an assiduously researched and effortlessly readable manual that operates on two levels to appeal to all readers. Part One gives 10 simple steps to greening your life. Part Two contains 21 chapters that provide the factual back-up behind each of the 10 steps, in doing so covering a comprehensive spectrum of ecological issues, all of which are tailored to New Zealand readers. Topics include: Babies and children; Personal care products; Healthy eating; Primary foods; Processed foods; Water and other drinks; Shopping wisely; Heath care at home; Pets; Cleaning your home; Clothing, fabric and furnishings; Building and renovation; indoor air quality; air pollution; electromagnetic fields; re-using and recycling; GM; hormone disrupters; sustainability; sustainable business; climate change.

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Living in a body with a mind of it's own - Reverend Mike Beck (2013)

For the past 20 years, I have lived with a rare and currently incurable neurological illness known a dystonia. This illness can affect numerous different muscles in the body causing them to spasm in ways we cannot control, forcing us to "live in a body with a mind of its own." This book was written to be of help to individuals who struggle with this frustrating and often painful illness. However, it contains valuable lessons for anyone dealing with adversity. If you are struggling with illness, the death of a loved one, depression, a broken relationship, the loss of a job, or dealing with one of life's many transitions, this book is also for you. People with dystonia and other individuals will find many of the same feelings described in the book resonating within you. Once you have come to grips with the emotions involved in your own adversity, you are ready to roll up your sleeves and deal with "life as it is" in a more positive manner. Join me on a road you never expected to travel and filled with numerous twists and turns along the way. The journey may never end in this life, but my hope is that by reading this book life's road will become a little easier for you to travel. Rev. Mike BeckEpilepsy and Pregnancy: What Every Woman with Epilepsy Should Know - Stacey Chillemi

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Living in the labyrinth: A personal journey through the maze of Alzheimers - Diana Friel McGowin (1993)

Living In The Labyrinth is the story of how one woman found the strength and the courage to cope with a devastating disease that has afflicted five million Americans. Far from being an exercise in self-pity or a standard autobiography, this is an unflinching and ultimately uplifting look at a debilitating illness from the inside out."A brave record...searingly honest."-- "People" "A stunner of a book...It takes the reader on a terrifying by enlightening journey."-- "San Antonio News Express"

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Living Life out Loud: 22 Inspiring New Zealand Women Share Their Wisdom - Kay Douglas (2002)

What do Lucy Lawless, Merepeka Raukawa Tait, Leilani Joyce, Sue Bradford and Kapka Kassabova have in common? How did Sukhi Turner and Theresa Gattung rise to national prominence? How did Melissa Clark Reynolds make the transition from an 18-year-old solo parent with no assets to a highly successive businesswoman owning her own company, a millionaire by the time she was 35? This is an exploration of the lives of 22 successful and inspirational New Zealand women who have achieved their success over a wide range of areas - on the sporting field, in the political arena, in business and in the arts. On a personal level, many have also fought to overcome prejudice, disadvantage, and emotional and physical abuse before finally achieving their dreams. In a series of 22 interviews, the author has helped each woman explore her own inward and outward journey, drawing out their individual messages.

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Living the Invisible Disability: Coping with Post Concussion Syndrome Traumatic Brain Injury & Depression - Hannah Andrusky, With Scott Baldyga (2014)

"This portrait of many months recovering has much to teach the physicians as well as lay readers. The condition she struggled with is neither rare nor trivial, but unfortunately, remains medically unaddressed." - Bruce Beutler Nobel Prize Winner & Laureate 2011. "As a close friend to Hannah and no stranger to brain injuries after playing in the NFL as a wide receiver for the Buffalo Bills for sixteen years and being ranked 10th in NFL history, I watched Hannah regress slowly. I had just lost my friend, Junior Seau, to suicide resulting from a brain injury. I couldn't sit back and let her fall too. Today, the controversy over concussions and post concussion syndrome is growing rapidly. This timely book sheds a light for all those who have suffered from it." - Andre Reed NFL Hall of Fame 2014.

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Living Well with a Hidden Disability: Transcending Doubts and Shame and Reclaiming Your Life - Stacy Taylor (1999)

The term disability most often calls up images of a wheelchair or a blind person, but millions of people are challenged by disabilities that are not so apparent: chronic pain or illness, aids, add, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression or other psychiatric problems. This book reassures readers that they are not alone, offers strategies for managing pain and flareups and dealing with confusing emotions. A wealth of resources for healthy living include navigating the healthcare system and suggestions for strengthening the body, mind and soul.

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Living well with Dystonia: A Patient Guide - Dniel Truong MD, Mayank Pathak MD, Karen Frei MD (2010)

Dystonia is a movement disorder that causes the muscles to contract and spasm involuntarily. According to the Dystonia Medical Foundation, estimates suggest that no less than 300,000 people in North America are coping with some form of dystonia. "Living Well with Dystonia: A Patient Guide" provides comprehensive information on cervical dystonia, spasmodic dysphonia, and focal dystonia. This book is for individuals with various forms of dystonia who want to adjust lifestyle activities to accommodate this chronic condition, but do not want the disorder to define them. The book provides an overview of diagnosis and treatment, medical advice, rehabilitation exercises that help alleviate symptoms, patient resources, and personal vignettes that help readers through the initial onset of symptoms, progression of the disorder, and assist them in seeking medical care, diagnosis, and treatment. Its chapters cover: What is Dystonia; Diagnosis; Treatment; Rehabilitation exercises; Personal vignettes; and, Resources.

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Living well with migraine disease and headaches - Teri Robert, PhD (2005)

Everyone experiences a headache at one time or another. But for an estimated 2/3 of men and women, frequent tension headaches, chronic daily headaches, or debilitating Migraines are a daily problem. Teri Robert, Ph.D., an award winning patient advocate and host of About.com's headache and migraine page, has been there-in fact, she experienced her first migraine at age six. Now in this groundbreaking holistic guide to the diagnosis and treatment of headaches and Migraine disease, she brings a patient-empowering message to all headache sufferers: you don't have to live with daily pain. "Living Well With Migraine Disease and Headaches" features a comprehensive overview of the risks and symptoms of Migraines and various types of chronic headaches, traditional and alternative therapies, information on finding health care practitioners and support, numerous case studies and expert advice, as well as a Migraine diary, a checklists of symptoms and risk factors, and a detailed resource section featuring web sites, books, and articles. While other books on headaches and Migraines advocate one approach to treatment, this invaluable guide gives you unbiased information on all treatments-both conventional and alternative-with a compassionate voice from one of the country's leading patient advocates.

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Living with a Seriously Ill Child - Jan Aldridge (2007)

Since the 1970s, there has been an approximate doubling of the numbers of children reported to have longstanding illnesses. Around 100,000 children in the UK suffer chronic illness, while some 20,000 families in the UK have to cope with the prospect of a child who will not survive to adulthood. Broken dreams and hearts are all-consuming facts of life for parents of a seriously ill child or teenager, whose own lives may be put on hold for years. Broken hearts and dreams are facts of life for these families, who have to manage a combination of ongoing grief and exhaustion. This book looks at how living in the shadow of loss can bring its own precious moments, and how our children teach us to live in the present. The topics covered include: your child's fears and concerns; having time for yourself; sustaining your relationship with your partner; relationships with other siblings; your own health; difficult decisions and transitions; and, accepting the present.

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Living with Alzheimer's and other dementias - Dr Kylie Ladd and Elizabeth Rand (2007)

This book aims to answer all the questions one has: What will happen to me? Does this mean my husband will have to go into a nursing home? Can I still drive? Is it ok for my mother to continue babysitting my children? Are there any pills that can help? And most of all what should I do next? It is a guide in the weeks and months following diagnosis to aid you and your family in understanding dementia, coming to terms with the situation and planning for the future.

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Living with bipolar - Lesley Berk, Michael Berk, David Castle and Sue Lauder (2008)

Living with Bipolar provides essential and practical information for people with bipolar disorder, their families and friends. Two leading research psychiatrists and two psychologists, all with many years of experience in mood disorders, explain that this challenging illness can be managed. While there is no cure, it's possible for people with bipolar disorder to live well. Many people seeking help with depression are diagnosed with a form of bipolar disorder, usually Bipolar I or Bipolar II. The authors explain the causes and triggers, both medical and psychological treatment options, and ways of preventing relapses. Drawing on the experience of their patients, they also show how to develop successful personal strategies for identifying and coping with symptoms, and emphasise the importance of a healthy lifestyle. 'A clinically rich, informative and practical synthesis of what is known about how individuals may best bring their bipolar disorder under control.' Professor Gordon Parker, Executive Director, Black Dog Institute 'A must have companion for those with bipolar disorder and their family members. It contains an excellent description of symptoms, early warning signs, and much more to understand and cope with the disorder effectively.' Lakshmi N. Yatham MBBS, FRCPC, Professor of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia 'Written with passion, warmth and insight, this is a great reference for people living with bipolar disorder and their families.' Tania Lewis, educator and consultant who has lived with bipolar disorder for over 20 years

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Living with Chronic Illness: The experience of patients and their families - Edited by Robert Anderson and Michael Bury (1988)

This book presents a vivid account of the reality of life with chronic illness - from the perspective of patients and their families. The authors look at the expectations, priorities and problems of those most affected by chronic illness and examine the strategies they have developed to cope with their considerable disadvantages. The experiences of carers, and the ways in which their problems change over time, are also major themes in the book.

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Living with Dyspraxia - Mary Colley (2006)

This book provides a diverse range of basic information and practical advice for adults with dyspraxia. Colley is able to describe in detail the impact that coordination and motor learning difficulties can have on many everyday activities, including cooking, shopping, sewing, gardening and swallowing medicines. This book provides a very readable, comprehensive and useful resource for adults with dyspraxia and their carers. It might also be useful for clinicians who are new to the field and have limited practical experience.' - British Journal of Occupational Therapy 'This concise and interestingly written handbook is aimed at helping dyspraxic adults to understand their condition and its impact on work, study, social relationships and leisure activities. It contains practical tips on everyday living, including voice control, body language, cooking, study skills, driving and self-care. Especially fascinating are the accounts by four dyspraxic adults of their own experiences. I would recommend the book to teachers and parents, student therapists and clinicians (especially those working in a multidisciplinary setting) who need an insight into developmental dyspraxia as experienced by adolescent and adult clients and an overview of the help available.' - Speech and Language Therapy in Practice For people with Developmental Dyspraxia, everyday life can pose a multitude of problems. Tasks the majority of people would find simple can often be taxing and fraught with difficulty. Living with Dyspraxia was written to help all adults with Dyspraxia tackle the everyday situations that many people take for granted. It is full of practical advice on everything from getting a diagnosis to learning how to manage household chores. Important topics are addressed, such as self-esteem, whether to disclose your condition within the workplace, how to communicate more effectively and also how Dyspraxia often interacts with other conditions, such as Dyslexia, ADHD and Asperger's Syndrome. This practical resource will be of use to adults with Dyspraxia, the professionals and families members who come into contact with them as well as those who simply wish to learn more about Dyspraxia.

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Living with loss: a guide for the recently widowed - Liz McNeill Taylor (2009)

A survival handbook for the widowed, showing how, over time, the healing process can be assisted, and how you can get the most from friends, organizations and resources to start living a full life again. Liz McNeil Taylor discusses with a sometimes painful honesty the problems surrounding a suddenly bereaved woman and her strong conflicting reactions to the tragedy. She describes how she experienced a series of exhausting emotions – grief, anger and despair – until she was finally able to take full responsibility for her family and her own life and eventually learned acceptance and achieved an inner peace.

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Living with M.E. - Dr Charles Shepherd (1999)

Although not a new disease, M.E. (also known as 'yuppie flu') is at last being recognised and taken seriously. M.E. is short for Myalgic Encephalomyselitis, a term which relates to the parts of the body affected: Myalgic, the muscles; Encephalo, the brain; and Myselitis, the nerves. Until recently, many people suffering from M.E. had great difficulty in finding a diagnosis and a way of dealing effectively with the disease. Now fully updated, this comprehensive guide provides much-needed information about M.E. It describes the symptoms, what triggers it and who can get it and also discusses additional problems such as disordered sleep, depression, pain in the joints and difficulties with the eyes, ears and balance.

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Living with Multiple Sclerosis - A wellness approach - George H Kraft, MD and Marci Catanzaro, RN, PhD (2011)

The material presented in this book is adapted from the question and answer portion of a teleconference sponsored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society on the topic "Taking Care: Options to Maximize Your Health." Over 8,000 people participated in the teleconference, from more than 450 sites across the United States, and the program received a national Health Information Award. The questions addressed in this book reflect the concerns of this widespread group of people with MS, as well as those of family members and friends. No matter what new information is forthcoming about the causes and treatments of multiple sclerosis, successful living with this neurologic disease depends on you. Taking control of your life in order to maximize your health is essential for each of us, whether or not we have MS. This book suggests some avenues for optimizing your health through exercise, nutrition, and emotional health. Use it as a starting point for developing your own individualized wellness program. In this book you will find answers to the most commonly asked questions about living with multiple sclerosis, including: Causes and Course * Why do remissions occur? * What can trigger an exacerbation? * How is the immune system related to MS? * What wellness therapies are most likely to bring about a remission? * Can exercise change the course of MS? Symptom Management * Are there specific exercises to help manage bladder problems? * What strategies can I use to reduce overheating during exercise? * What exercises can be done to decrease leg tremor? * Can specific exercises help control pain? * How can chronic pain be managed without drugs? * What strategies can I use to improve my memory? * Is hearing loss normal with MS? * Is there evidence that smoking has a specific detrimental effect on MS? * Why does an exacerbation often follow a bout of flu? Wellness Management * Is any particular type of exercise best for people with MS? * Are weight-bearing exercises that do not raise core body temperature helpful? * Can too much exercise bring on an exacerbation? * Can someone in a wheelchair participate in aerobic exercise? * Is it best to exercise every day? * Can someone with MS improve strength through exercise? * What type of diet is good for MS? * What is the best way to lose weight? * Have specific foods been implicated in worsening symptoms? * Can vitamins and other nutritional supplements improve the well-being of a person with MS? * Should someone with MS take antioxidants? Emotional Health * Should a person with MS avoid stress? * What are some constructive ways of managing stress? * How can people with MS maintain a positive attitude? * What is the effect of MS on personality and emotions? Disease Treatments * What is being done to overcome the defects in myelin that occur in MS? * What effect does chemotherapy have on MS? * What is the length of time between the introduction of a new drug and its use in MS? * Are there any treatments for MS directed at the immune system? * What should I consider in deciding whether or not to use a newly developed drug? Alternative Therapies * Is acupuncture helpful for MS? * Can chiropractic therapy help symptoms of MS? * Can massage therapy alleviate pain? * Can biofeedback help? * What are the benefits of Tai Chi? Health Care Team * Who should be included on a health care team? * How can I be sure I am receiving quality health care? Social Aspects * What advice do you have for family members dealing with MS? * What resources are available to deal with sexual problems? * What things should I consider in deciding to have a child?

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Living with Parkinson's: A Guide for the patient and carer - David L Carroll (1993)

An accessible and vastly informative guide for the more than one million Americans who suffer from Parkinson's Disease.

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Living with Prozac - Debra Elfenbein (1998)

Firsthand accounts of people who have taken the controversial, life-changing drug reveal the positive and profound benefits and transformations experienced and identify some of the problems that may be helped by Prozac

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Living with Schizophrenia - Dr Brenda Lintner (1989)

Schizophrenia is a commonly misunderstood illness causing confusion in thought and perception, and giving rise to a deterioration of emotional stability. One person in every hundred will be affected by this distressing and isolating condition at some time in their lives. Dr Brenda Lintner's positive and sympathetic approach dispels common misconceptions and offers comprehensive and practical guidance for patients and families aspiring to a fuller and more independent life. A reassuring and helpful book, it covers: causes and symptoms seeking help treatment and possible side effects community care the benefit system legal rights, including The Mental Health Act suggestions for coping with everyday activities.

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Living with the gods - Robert Ingpen (1997)

This text looks at the religions and spirituality around the world - past and present - and shows children how we use ceremonies to worship, praise, give thanks, and make offerings. Children can observe spirit ceremonies where worshippers wear masks and costumes; find out what the robes of priests mean; and consider the churches, mosques and temples of today. Children can also see how different religions encourage people to achieve closer interaction with their god or gods, and how they deal with the problems of evil. This is part of a series which paints a picture of the age-old traditions that govern our lives. Life's turning points, such as naming, coming of age, getting married and dying are celebrated in different ways around the world. It should help children to form a better understanding of other cultures and their practices, see the underlying likenesses in different customs, and learn a tolerance of others so necessary in a multicultural society.

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Living with vitality - John Boulderstone (2006)

Inner conflict is the root cause of all illness - thus the only health system that will work is one that uses the patient's individual view of the world to solve this inner conflict. At the heart of this book is the idea that we do not get ill if we have the right sort of energy to resist any illness, or put another way if we have sufficient vitality. Vitality is created, can be taught and caught and is the single most important aspect to our health - yet it tends to be ignored too often. A lack of vitality develops into different diseases depending on how it is distorted; this distortion always comes from an inner conflict, once this is solved the disease disappears. Thus Vitality looks at recognized illnesses like infections, tumors, panic attacks etc. and the mechanism by which they may be caused. In introducing the Life Force Healing method which is based on homeopathic philosophy, connecting to the vitality of the patient and working with the obvious blocks present, the author shows how to cure illnesses by the resolution of inner conflict and eventually how to maintain better health.

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Long journey home - Os Guinness (2003)

Have you woken up to the journey of life? Have you reached a point where you long for something more? Have the things you have striven to achieve turned out to be far less than enough? Do you desire to unriddle life's mystery and pursue a life rich with significance?Long Journey Home is a seeker's road map to the quest for meaning. Rich in stories and profoundly personal as well as practical, it explores the great philosophies of life and charts the road toward meaning taken by countless thoughtful seekers over the centuries. Written for those who care and those who are open, it assumes no faith in the reader, only the recognition that the humanness of life as a journey is something we should all care about enough to seek to make sense of it and to make up our minds for ourselves. From the Hardcover edition.

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Long Shot: My Bipolar Life and the horses who saved me - Sylvia Harris (2011)

An inspiring and searingly honest memoir of how one woman had the strength and courage to change her life. Sylvia Harris was homeless, her children had been taken from her, and she was using crack cocaine. She is also a manic depressive. Now she's a prize-winning jockey with the world at her feet. Alcohol. Lithium. Buddhist chanting. To quiet the voices in her mind, Sylvia Harris tried all of the above. At times, her manic behavior led her to dress up as a cowgirl and show off her imaginary rope skills in the middle of a quaint Northern California village, or spend the night in a torpor of fear awaiting the alien invasion she knew was on the horizon. At its worst, it led her to look for love in all the wrong places and create a family she had difficulty caring for. Although she sometimes found temporary relief and brief moments of calm, darkness always followed. At the nadir of her twenty-year battle with bipolar depression, Harris found salvation in the most unlikely of places: Cardinal Farm, an equine ranch outside of Orlando, Florida. Harris had always been drawn to animals, but she had no idea of the healing power she would discover while working with horses. And though she still experienced raging highs and destabilizing lows, eventually--through grooming, caring for, and, against all odds, racing horses--she was able to find stability and, ultimately, joy. With an unflinching eye toward her weaknesses and the pain that her life decisions have inflicted on others, Harris examines the ravaging power of her bipolar behaviour and the magical power of horses, showing us how the mythic interspecies connection between humans and these magnificent animals continues to astonish and inspire.

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Look Me in the Eye - John Elder Robison (2007)

Look Me in the Eye tells of a child's heartbreaking desperation to connect with others, and his struggle to pass as 'normal' - a struggle that would continue into adulthood. By the time he was a teenager, John Elder Robison's odd habits - such as a tendency to obsessively dismantle radios and dig five-foot holes (and stick his little brother in them) - had earned him the label 'social deviant'. No guidance came from his mother, who conversed with light fixtures, or his father, who spent the evenings drinking. Small wonder Robison gravitated to machines, which could, at least, be counted on. It was not until he was forty that an insightful therapist told Robison he had the form of autism called Asperger's syndrome, transforming the way Robison saw himself - and the world. Look Me in the Eye is Robison's moving and blackly funny story of growing up with Asperger's syndrome at a time when the diagnosis didn't even exist. A born storyteller, Robison takes us inside the head of a boy whom teachers and other adults regarded as defective and who still has a peculiar aversion to using people's given names (he calls his wife Unit Two). He also provides a fascinating angle on the younger brother he left at the mercy of their nutty parents - the boy who would grow up to write Running with Scissors. Above all, you'll marvel at the way Robison overcame the restrictions of Asperger's to gain the connection he always craved: as a husband and father.

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Looking for Lionel - How I Lost and Found My Mother Through Dementia - Sharon Snir (2010)

Looking for Lionel is a personal story. It is a story of how dementia crept into my family unannounced and left us struggling to hold on to a life that appeared to be slipping away from us like a balloon slipping out of a child's hand. It is a story of fear and courage, shame and pride, sorrow and joy. It is a story of paradox, where the least capable person in our family was, for a time, calling all the shots. It is a story of how our lives changed in ways we never could have imagined.'Looking for Lionel is a warm, insightful memoir about how dementia entered Sharon Snir's family and left them struggling with fear and sorrow. As Sharon shares her inspirational story, she invites you into her world of laughter and tears. Written for family and friends of those with the disease, it helps readers regain their courage and find the joys of relating in the here and now.

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Looking the other way - Stephanie Weaver (1999)

Raising xhildren with special needs in Aotearoa/New Zealand

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Losing Face - Kathy Torpie (2005)

When Kathy Torpie glanced in the mirror on her way out the door one night, she had no way of knowing this would be the last time she would ever see her familiar reflection. On her way home that night she was hit head on by a drunk driver. With broken limbs and a shattered facial skeleton, this strong, active, and fiercely independent woman found herself physically helpless and emotionally vulnerable. After two 12-hour surgeries, broken fragments of her body and face were pieced together with metal rods, plates, and screws. She awoke wearing the face of a stranger. "Losing Face" tells of Kathy's extraordinary struggle to regain her face and sense of self - the 'me' behind the face, the body, the personality, and achievements. Much more than a personal story, it offers valuable insights to anyone undergoing a life-changing transition, to their friends and families and to medical and other professionals working with patients confronted by life-altering injury or illness.

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Losing my voice: living with Motor Neurone Disease - Barbara Frances Williams (2007)

A moving story of a remarkable woman's courage, determination and indomitable spirit. Barry Gustafson (Lecturer, Author & Historian - University of Auckland).One year after moving from Auckland, New Zealand to Sydney, Australia to start a new career Barbara Williams is diagnosed with motor neurone disease MND, an incurable, degenerative, terminal condition also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ALS. Once diagnosed with motor neurone disease, there is currently no hope of a cure. The best one can hope for is to slow the progression of the disease. People may react in different ways to the diagnosis of motor neurone disease. They can devote themselves to fighting the disease, they can try to live as fully as they can or they can give up. Barbara, elder daughter of the redoubtable New Zealand Prime Minister, Sir Robert Muldoon - a heritage of courage under fire - chooses to live life as fully as she can while she is able to.Fifty three year old Barbara continues living alone in Sydney, working fulltime as a clinical research associate and travelling for work, often on a weekly basis, to hospitals in Australia and New Zealand. She recounts her day to day life as it happens, the good times, the bad times, numerous medical consultations, taxi rides, plane trips, hotel stays and holidays. She keeps up a hectic work and travel schedule while she slowly loses her ability to speak and swallow. As Barbara becomes physically weaker travelling becomes more difficult and reluctantly she prepares to return to live in Auckland.

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Loss of Innocence - Ron and Carren Clem (2007)

The Clems were a family living the American dream until their fifteen-year-old daughter Carren became addicted to Meth. Within two months of first taking the highly addictive drug Carren had moved out of the family home, spent her entire savings on Meth and resorted to stealing, dealing, and prostitution to pay for her habit. "Loss of Innocence" is told both from Carren's perspective and from the perspective of her father Ron. A former LA police officer, Ron describes how he went back to being a cop to try to rescue his daughter and how he suffered a heart attack in the street when he witnessed Carren sell herself to a drug dealer. Having sold their home and cars to pay for a $100,000 treatment and recovery programme for Carren, the Clems' daughter is alive, clean and sober and this is the family's opportunity to prove that there is life after drug addiction.

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Lost & Found - Jude Simpson (2007)

A courageous woman has turned her experience of abuse into a life mission to prevent others from walking the path she did. If you know anything about Jude Simpson’s life, you’d have to say she’s got courage in spades. It’s a history that has given her unique credibility in campaigning against family violence. Whether answering individual letters sent to the It’s Not OK website, or working with community groups or police officers who are learning how to support victims, Jude’s words hold weight with her audiences. That’s because she has been there, and now she’s determined to raise awareness of family violence, what it does to young lives and how every person can help. Jude, now in her 50s, needed all the gumption she could muster just to survive her childhood. At 10, Jude’s parents split. Jude and her sister went to live in Napier with their stepmother and father. But behind their white, middle-class façade was dysfunction and violence. In her book, Lost and Found: A Woman’s Living Proof, Jude describes her stepmother’s cruelty and violence. Jude tells of being forced to eat food her stepmother had spat into and of being humiliated in front of school mates. The stepmother also intercepted letters to Jude’s birth mother, leaving Jude isolated. “She would get so angry that she would scream and swear and rant and rave. When she was in this state she was absolutely terrifying and out of control. “We were two little girls being confronted by a monster. We couldn’t defend ourselves. We were not even allowed to speak. We just had to stand there and take her assault.” No one called the police – not neighbours, family, healthcare workers or teachers.

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Lou Gehrig Disease, ALS or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis explained - Robert Rymore (2013)

The author, Robert Rymore, had a good friend who was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig Disease. He wanted to be able to help her and decided to buy some books about the disease. To his disappointment there was a lack of good informative books available on the subject. He decided to investigate the subject thoroughly and write a book about it to be able to help others. He decided he would start talking to professionals - doctors, physical therapists, speech therapists and occupational therapists - to learn more. He quickly realized the information he was getting would be extremely valuable for other people with ALS and their loved ones. This book has been a labor of love, one born of necessity and certainly one that aims to help those with ALS, their families, and their friends. ALS symptoms, signs, stages, types, diagnosis, treatment, caregiver tips, aids and what to expect is all covered. Including chapters about financial considerations, famous people with Lou Gehrig Disease and resources. The book is written in an easy to read and understandable style and contains tips for caregivers.

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Louder than words - Jenny McCarthy (2008)

The "New York Times" bestseller that is an inspiring story of hope for parents of autistic children One morning Jenny McCarthy was having a cup of coffee when she sensed something was wrong. She ran into her two-year-old son Evan's room and found him having a seizure. Doctor after doctor misdiagnosed Evan until after many harrowing, life-threatening episodes?one good doctor discovered that Evan is autistic. With a foreword from Dr. David Feinberg, medical director of the Resnick Neuro-psychiatric Hospital at UCLA, and an introduction by Jerry J. Kartzinel, a top pediatric autism specialist, "Louder Than Words" follows Jenny as she discovered an intense combination of behavioral therapy, diet, and supplements that became the key to saving Evan from autism. Her story sheds much-needed light on autism through her own heartbreak, struggle, and ultimately hopeful example of how a parent can shape a child's life and happiness.

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Love has no borders - Rachel Stace (1997)

True stories of the tragedy and triumph behind intercountry adoption

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Love has no limits - Tania Hayes (2009)

The book is a true-life love story, following the journey of Tania and Warren as they overcome all obstacles and share their life together. Tania is an engaging and insightful writer, and displays the uncanny ability to find the silver lining of any tragedy. Moving, funny, and at times devastatingly sad, Love Has No Limits explores what it means to be young and desperately in love with someone who may not be here tomorrow.

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Love, Greg and Lauren - Greg Manning (2002)

Early on the morning of September 11, 2001, Lauren Manning-a wife, the mother of a ten-month-old son, and a senior vice president and partner at Cantor Fitzgerald-came to work, as always, at One World Trade Center. As she stepped into the lobby, a fireball exploded from the elevator shaft, and in that split second her life was changed forever. Lauren was burned over 82.5 percent of her body. As he watched his wife lie in a drug-induced coma in the ICU of the Burn Center at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Greg Manning began writing a daily journal. In the form of e-mails to family, friends, and colleagues, he recorded Lauren's harrowing struggle-and his own tormented efforts to make sense of an act that defies all understanding. This book is that e-mail diary: detailed, intimate, inspiring messages that end, always, as if a prayer for a happy outcome: LOVE, GREG & LAUREN We share this story day by astonishing day. Greg writes of the intricate surgeries, the painful therapies, and the constant risk of infection Lauren endured. Through his eyes we come to know the doctors, nurses, aides, and therapists who cared for her around the clock with untiring devotion and sensitivity. We also come to know the families with whom he shared wrenching hospital vigils for their own loved ones who were waging a battle that some would not win. It was, most of all, Greg's belief that Lauren would win her brave fight for life that kept him writing. Through his eyes we see what she could not-their toddler's first steps, the video of his first birthday party, the compassionate messages of hope from around the world. And we are there as Lauren gradually emerges into awareness, signaling first with her eyes, then with smiles, her understanding of the words Greg speaks to her, the poems he recites, the songs he plays. Most miraculously, we are there when Lauren walks out of the Burn Center. The world knows all too well both the nightmare and the heroism that have marked this terrible time in history. But no account of September 11 matches the astonishing personal story Greg Manning records in these spontaneous and heartfelt pages. It is a story that invites us to share, e-mail after e-mail, the perilous course of a mortally wounded woman who by sheer will and courage emerges from near death because she is determined to live for her husband and her son. And it is equally the story of a man who, as he stays by her side through these long weeks and months, discovers anew the depth of his love and admiration for the woman who becomes his hero.

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Loving what is - Katie Byron (2003)

Out of nowhere, like a breeze in a marketplace crowded with advice, comes Byron Katie and The Work. In the midst of a normal life, Katie became increasingly depressed, and over a ten-year period sank further into rage, despair, and thoughts of suicide. Then one morning, she woke up in a state of absolute joy, filled with the realization of how her own suffering had ended. The freedom of that realization has never left her, and now in Loving What Is you can discover the same freedom through The Work. The Work is simply four questions that, when applied to a specific problem, enable you to see what is troubling you in an entirely different light. As Katie says, It s not the problem that causes our suffering; it s our thinking about the problem. Contrary to popular belief, trying to let go of a painful thought never works; instead, once we have done The Work, the thought lets go of us. At that point, we can truly love what is, just as it is. Loving What Is will show you step-by-step, through clear and vivid examples, exactly how to use this revolutionary process for yourself. You ll see people do The Work with Katie on a broad range of human problems, from a wife ready to leave her husband because he wants more sex, to a Manhattan worker paralyzed by fear of terrorism, to a woman suffering over a death in her family. Many people have discovered The Work s power to solve problems; in addition, they say that through The Work they experience a sense of lasting peace and find the clarity and energy to act, even in situations that had previously seemed impossible. If you continue to do The Work, you may discover, as many people have, that the questioning flows into every aspect of your life, effortlessly undoing the stressful thoughts that keep you from experiencing peace. Loving What Is offers everything you need to learn and live this remarkable process, and to find happiness as what Katie calls a lover of reality. "

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Lucky for me - Frank Robson (2007)

How hard-living journalist Frank Robson fell under the spell of a small dog called Lucky. At eighteen months of age, Lucky, a cream-coloured terrier, was dropped off at a vet's clinic in Queensland, abandoned by his owners and suffering from ticks and other terrors. A week from being put down he was adopted by Frank Robson and his partner, Leisa. From the start, the fluffy new member of the household proved an enigma, displaying a twelve-snort vocabulary, an ability to climb trees (the better to chase parrots) and a disdain for suburbia. In this full-blooded account of a friendship between man and dog, Robson puzzles on the sentient being who trotted into his life and taught him about survival, mateship and the joys of an independent spirit.

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Lucky Man - Michael J Fox (2003)

In September 1998, Michael J. Fox stunned the world by announcing that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease - in fact, he had been secretly fighting it for seven years. In this candid book, with his trademark ironic sensibility and sense of the absurd, he tells his life story - from his childhood in western Canada to his meteoric rise in film and television and, most importantly, the years in which - with the unswerving support of his wife, family and friends - he has dealt with his illness. He talks about what Parkinson's has given him: the chance to appreciate a wonderful life and career, and the opportunity to help search for a cure and spread public awareness of the disease. He feels as if he is a very lucky man indeed.

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Lupus - My Search for a Diagnosis - Eileen Radziunas (2000)

The author recounts the years she spent searching for the correct diagnosis of her disease, argues that more lupus research is needed, and offers adviceor those suffering from diseases that are difficult to diagnose.

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M.E. Post-viral fatigue syndrome - Dr Anne Macintyre (1989)

Dr Anne Macintyre has suffered from M.E. for over 10 years. But she has used her medical expertise to understand the causes of M.E., to communicate the reality of the disease to her sceptical colleagues and, most importantly, has learned how to recover from it.

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Made for Goodness - And Why This Makes All the Difference - Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu (2010)

We know all too well the cruelties, hurts, and hatreds that poison life on our planet. But my daughter and I have come together to write this book because we know that the catalogue of injuries that we can and do inflict on one another is not the whole story of humanity, not by a long measure. We are indeed made for something more. We are made for goodness.--from Made for GoodnessOver the years the same questions get asked of Desmond Tutu, the archbishop, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and veteran of the moral movement that ended apartheid in South Africa: "How can you be so hopeful after witnessing so much evil?" "Why are you so sure goodness will triumph in the end?" This book is his answer.Now, more than any other time in history, our world needs this message: that we are made for goodness and it is up to us to live up to our destiny.We recognize Archbishop Tutu from the headlines as an inspirational figure who has witnessed some of the world's most sinister moments and chosen to be an ambassador of reconciliation amid political, diplomatic, and natural disasters. Now, we get a glimpse into his personal spirituality--and a better understanding of the man behind a lifetime of good works. In this intimate and personal sharing of his heart, written with his daughter, Episcopal priest Mpho Tutu, Tutu engages his reader with touching stories from his own life, as well as grisly memories from his work in the darkest corners of the world. There, amid the darkness, he calls us to hope, to joy, and to claim the goodness that we were made for. Tutu invites us to take on the disciplines of goodness, the practices that are key to finding fulfillment, meaning, and happiness for our lives.

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Magnetic healing and other realities - Colin Lambert (1987)

A renowned magnetic healer and psychic investigator dares to question the accepted beliefs of medical science and religion. Read his fascinating alternatives

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Mahboba's Promise - Mahboba Rawi (2005)

In a recent Sydney Morning Herald cover story, Mahboba Rawi was featured as one of the 50 leading Australians who matter to the rest of the world. When you read MAHBOBA'S PROMISE you'll understand why. An Afghani refugee who found a new life in Australia only to lose her beloved son in a tragic drowning accident, today she is the driving force behind 'Mahboba's Promise', a groundbreaking aid organisation that delivers desperately needed food, shelter, medical attention, education - and hope - to hundreds of children and women whose lives have been destroyed by war in her native Afghanistan. This is the ultimate feel-good story of how one woman can make a difference, but it is also the story of an extraordinary woman's life. Forced to flee Kabul after leading student protests against the Russian invasion, Mahboba learned first-hand what it's like to be a refugee in Pakistan. How despite the best of intentions aid organisations are rarely able to deliver aid directly to the people who need it most - and by the time everyone has taken their cut there is little or nothing left to give

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Making a Difference : How One New Zealand Created a Global Business, and His Thoughts on the Country's Direction - Owen Glenn (2012)

The story behind Sir Owen Glenn's global business success and major philanthropic contributions. From humble beginnings in New Zealand, Owen Glenn built up a highly successful global business empire and now he is focusing his wealth to deliver significant philanthropic benefits here and overseas. This fascinating memoir gives insight into Owen's business philosophies and commercial strategies, especially regarding international business expansion and success. It also describes how Owen is now using his considerable energies to contribute to the world in a philanthropic sense through the Glenn Family Foundation. In addition, it covers some of his ideas about the best way forward for New Zealand. He is keen to see the country he loves succeed. This is a great read, inspiring and aspirational for every New Zealander.

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Making Peace with Autism - One Family's Story of Struggle, Discovery, and Unexpected Gifts - Susan Senator (2006)

Receiving a diagnosis of autism is a major crisis for parents and families, who often feel as if their world has come to an end. In this insightful narrative, a courageous and inspiring mother explains why a diagnosis of autism doesn't have to shatter a family's dreams of happiness. Senator offers the hard-won, in-the-trenches wisdom of someone who's been there and is still there today and she demonstrates how families can find courage, contentment, and connection in the shadow of autism. In "Making Peace with Autism," Susan Senator describes her own journey raising a child with a severe autism spectrum disorder, along with two other typically developing boys. Without offering a miracle treatment or cure, Senator offers valuable strategies for coping successfully with the daily struggles of life with an autistic child. Along the way she models the combination of stamina and courage, openness, and humor that has helped her family to survive and even to thrive. Topics include: the agony of diagnosis, grieving and acceptance, finding the right school program, helping siblings with their struggles and concerns, having fun together, and keeping the marriage strong."

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Making Sense of Fibromyalgia - Daniel Jeffrey Wallace;Janice Brock Wallace (1999)

Six million people in the United States meet the criteria for fibromyalgia. On average, they see about four doctors before they were correctly diagnosed, and many were convinced they had a life-threatening illness such as a body-wide cancer. Fibromyalgia is a combination of pain, fatigue, and systemic symptoms. Ten million patient visits to doctors every year in the United States are for pain; $600 billion is spent annually to diagnose or manage chronic pain, including litigation fees. One group has estimated that patients with fibromyalgia run up $20 billion in medical expenses annually. 10% of US adults have moderate pain and 1% have severe pain. 12% have functional disability due to chronic pain. Additionally, at any visit, 15 percent of all patients tell their doctor they are tired. There is a paucity of reliable, detailed information about the fibromyalgia syndrome that patients can use to help themselves or others. A comprehensive guide to fibromyalgia that offers information on the disease's causes, diagnosis, treatment, and alternative therapies.

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Making sense of the unfeasible: my life journey with Asperger Syndrome - Marc Fleisher (2003)

Before he received his diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome (AS) in the 1970s, Marc Fleisher was considered mentally retarded - yet he went on against the odds to gain two maths degrees and the undertake postgraduate studies in maths. In this work, Marc relates how, supported by his family and by services for people with autism, and despite family tragedy and personal difficulties, he learnt how to get the most out of life. He shares, with humour and candour, practical tips for people with AS, and those around them, rounding off his story with appendices on astronomy, parallel universes, and the mathematics of unfeasibly large numbers.

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Making the difference: Schools, families and social division - R W Connell, D J Ashenden, S Kessler, G W Dowsett (1982)

Making the Difference draws on a detailed study of the schools and homes of the powerful and the wealthy, and of the ordinary wage-earner. It is a path-breaking combination of theory, research and politics.

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Mama Tina - Christina Noble (1998)

In 1989, driven by a dream and by the haunting memories of her own past as a street kid, Irish woman Christina Noble travelled to Vietnam. Against extraordinary odds she opened the Christina Noble Children's Foundation, a haven of food, beds, medical aid and schooling where the street children of Saigon can find safety and new beginnings under the protection of "Mama Tina". This documentary details Christina's courageous and dedicated tale of achievement, following the staunch campaigner for children's rights, as she makes a difference providing love and hope for Vietnamese street kids.

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Man Disconnected: How Technology Has Sabotaged What it Means to be Male - Philip Zimbardo;Nikita D. Coulombe (2015)

Young men are failing as never before - academically, socially and sexually. But why is this so? What are the implications? And what needs to be done about it before it's too late? Philip Zimbardo and co-writer Nikita Coulombe examine the modern meltdown of manhood and how this is manifest in the lives of young men today. They consider such factors as absent fathers, and legislation favouring women, which contribute to many men lacking social skills and direction in their lives. Most controversially, Zimbardo argues that readily available hardcore pornography and exciting gaming realities provide digital alternatives that are less demanding and far more appealing for many than sex, sports and social interaction in the real world. Immersion in these alternative realms is playing havoc with these boys' cognitive development, their ability to concentrate and their social development, allowing girls to excel in the real world where social skills are a source of success. By illuminating the

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Man's Search for Meaning - Viktor E. Frankl;Ilse Lasch;Harold S. Kushner (2006)

This author's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Based on his own experience and the stories of his patients, he argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward. At the heart of his theory, known as logotherapy, is a conviction that the primary human drive is not pleasure but the pursuit of what we find meaningful. This book has become one of the most influential books in America; it continues to inspire us all to find significance in the very act of living.
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Managing Chronic Illness: Reclaim Health and Well-being : an Authoritative New Zealand Guide - Veronica Latham (2008)

When faced with a long-term or permanent illness it is difficult to know how to cope. Showing that it is possible to have a chronic condition and to be well, Veronica Latham's sympathetic and practical advice outlines steps that can be taken to reclaim health and regain control of life.

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Managing Evolutionary Growth - How to Create Deep Change Without Falling Apart - Bill Harris (2007)

Possibly the greatest skill one can acquire as a participant in The Holosync Solution is the ability to identify, take responsibility for, and move through the upheaval which sometimes accompanies deep meditation. We call this evolutionary catharsis because w/out it there is no growth, no expansion of awareness, no evolution. Catharsis is, in fact, the proof that evolution is happening, that the process is working. The guidelines in this booklet are the result of many years of research and many thousands of hours of meditation practice. They will allow you to move through your experience with minimum discomfort and maximum growth. The end result is a powerful experience of your own perfection; an experience of connectedness, peace, and happiness; a life experience cleansed of fears, dysfunctional and self-distructive behaviors, conflict, and debilitating emotional pain. Along the way, you will meet all the aspects of yourself and your world tha you knowingly or unknowingly have deemed to be inappropriate and have tried to repress. Some of this you will not want to look at; some you will move through easily. Your experience, whatever it may be, is the result of what lies inside you and will be unique to you. That this booklet emphasizes the more difficult and unpleasant aspects of personal growth should not lead you to believe that this will be your predominant experience. This program is a great adventure filled with peace, happiness, joy, and aliveness. Our purpose is not to scare you but rather to ensure that you will have all the information you need to deal successfully with whatever happens. Positive core-level change at the accelerated pace brought about by The Holosync Solution can be cathartic. It is also a fascinating journey where each breakthrough is more amazing and fulfilling than the last. Catharsis need not be painful - you are the creator of your experience, and much of this program is about learning how to create growth without suffering.

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Mandala: Luminous symbols for healing - Judith Cornell, PhD (2006)

Mandala will guide readers of all levels through simple mandala exercises and easy-to-follow drawing techniques, incorporating meditation and guided visualization with lavish illustrations. By exploring the tradition of the sacred circle, readers will learn how to create their own unique and powerful works of sacred art and use the mandala symbol as a self-transformative tool that manifests and enhances their own spiritual consciousness. The new edition also includes a CD with meditations set to music and guided exercises.

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Manhood - Steve Biddulph (2015)

Most men don't have a life' is the dramatic opening to Steve Biddulph's bestseller Manhood. Exploring two critical social issues: establishing a healthy masculinity and how men can release themselves from suffocating and outdated social moulds, Biddulph addresses the problems and possibilities confronting men in their daily life. Women have found the book to be a profoundly moving and revealing read; while men acquire recognition and a sense of hope that life can be different. Topics include: -Seven steps to manhood -You and your father - breaking down the defences -Sex and spirit - coming alive -Being a real father - turning your love into action -Real male friends - be proud of being male and much more. This edition has been revised and updated to meet the needs of younger men, who are struggling with these issues in the twenty-first century. 'Steve Biddulph should be in the UK what he is in Australia, the household name in the business of raising boys and being a man' Dorothy Rowe, psychologist and writer.

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Many lives, many masters - Brian L Weiss, MD (2002)

Psychiatrist Dr Brian Weiss had been working with Catherine, a young patient, for eighteen months. Catherine was suffering from recurring nightmares and chronic anxiety attacks. When his traditional methods of therapy failed, Dr Weiss turned to hypnosis and was astonished and sceptical when Catherine began recalling past-life traumas which seemed to hold the key to her problems. Dr Weiss's scepticism was eroded when Catherine began to channel messages from 'the space between lives', which contained remarkable revelations about his own life. Acting as a channel for information from highly evolved spirit entities called the Masters, Catherine revealed many secrets of life and death. This fascinating case dramatically altered the lives of Catherine and Dr Weiss, and provides important information on the mysteries of the mind, the continuation of life after death and the influence of our past-life experiences on our present behaviour.

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Maori: The Crisis and the Challenge - Alan Duff (1993)

An examination of the problems facing Maori people, and the ways the author believes Maori should solve them. First published in 1993. Alan Duff is the author of four novels including 'Once Were Warriors', and is a newspaper columnist and frequent commentator on issues affecting Maori.

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Mapping the Mind - Rita Carter (1999)

Modern brain scans reveal our thoughts, memories, and moods, as clearly as an X-ray reveals our bones. A person's brain will light up on a scan as it registers a joke. This book examines how these findings can be used as a basis to explain aspects of human culture and behaviour.

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Mastering Yang Style Taijiquan - Fu Zhongwen (2006)

Fu Zhongwen's classic guide offers the best documentation available of the Yang style of taijiquan. The superbly detailed form instructions and historic line art drawings are based on Fu’s many years as a disciple of Yang Chengfu, taijiquan’s legendary founder. Also included are concise descriptions of fixed-step, moving-step, and da lu push hands practices. Additional commentary by translator Louis Swaim provides key insight into the text’s philosophical language and imagery, further elucidating the art’s cultural and historical foundations.

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Matlovich - Mike Hippler (1989)

Tells the story of the Goldwater Republican who fought for gay civil rights within the military

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Me and My Shadow - Carole Mackie (1999)

Carole Tells Her Story With Disarming Honesty And Directness.She Faced Setbacks And Heartbreak And The Struggle To Overcome These Often Demanded All Her Strength And Sometimes Exhausted It. Her Story Will Move You To Tears.

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ME Post-viral fatigue syndrome: How to live with it - Dr Anne Macintyre (1989)

Dr Anne Macintyre has suffered from M.E. for over 10 years. But she has used her medical expertise to understand the causes of M.E., to communicate the reality of the disease to her sceptical colleagues and, most importantly, has learned how to recover from it.

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Me to We - Craig Kielburger (2008)

Imagine waking up every morning believing that your actions can make a significant change in the world. For everyone who has ever yearned for a better life and a better world, Craig and Marc Kielburger share a blueprint for personal and social change that has the power to transform lives one act at a time. Through inspirational contributions from people from all walks of life and moving stories drawn from more than a decade of their experience as international change-makers, the Kielburgers reveal that a more fulfilling path is ours for the taking when we find the courage to reach out. "Me to We" is an approach to life that leads us to recognize what is truly valuable, make new decisions about the way we want to live, and redefine the goals we set for ourselves and the legacy we want to leave. Above all, it creates new ways of measuring meaning, happiness, and success in our lives, and makes these elusive goals attainable at last. After you've absorbed the ideas presented in this book, your life may not end up as you had envisioned. You may not acquire a house on a beach in the Caymans, but you may find your toes grounded in the sand. You may not see an enormous change in your social life, but in your life you may very well see enormous social change. You may not find the person of your dreams, but you will help people young and old go beyond their's. This book will open your eyes and change the way you look at life. Treat it as an invitation: an invitation to discover the power of the Me to We philosophy and to join the growing community of people around the world who are embracing this way of life.

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Meaning-Full Disease - How Personal Experience and Meanings Cause and Maintain Physical Illness - Brian Broom (2007)

The book is grounded upon Brian Broom's extensive professional involvement with physical diseases that are a powerful expression of the patients' emotional themes and life-stories. They are meaning-full diseases. They occur commonly, and are the most compelling argument for an urgent acknowledgment of the role of meanings in the healing process. Following the pattern of his first book, Somatic Illness and the Patient's Other Story, Broom shows in case after case that listening and responding to the "story" of patients suffering from persistent physical diseases frequently leads to major reversal of the disease processes. This present book takes a crucial second step. There must be an understandable basis for meaning-full diseases. Resistance to them relates in part to the inability of current Western scientific and biomedical theories to explain them. Broom sets out to construct conceptual frameworks, within which clinicians and patients can see that a close relationship between life experience and the appearance of physical disease really does make sense. His unapologetic grappling with the intellectual challenges comes with depth, breadth, and clarity, and appeals to a wide audience, including clinicians of all kinds - from doctors to psychotherapists - scientists, and serious lay-readers.

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Medical aspects of fitness to drive - Land Transport Safety Authority (none)

This guide is to assist medical practitioners in assessing the fitness to drive of any individual. It also sets out the responsibilities and obligations of medical practioners.

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Medicine of the Cherokee - The Way of Right Relationship - J. T. Garrett and Michael Garrett (2001)

Discover the holistic experience of human life from the elder teachers of Cherokee Medicine. With stories of the Four Directions and the Universal Circle, these once-secret teachings offer us wisdom on circle gatherings, natural herbs and healing, and ways to reduce stress in our daily lives.

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Meditation in a New York minute - Mark Thornton (2006)

Executive meditation coach Mark Thornton writes about a revolution―finding your deepest heart in everyday moments. In Meditation in a New York Minute, Thornton demystifies meditation and makes it accessible to all. He presents his complete program for enjoying the many benefits of meditation―stress reduction, energy, intense mental clarity―in a New York minute. "If your life is moving at warp speed," begins Thornton, "more than ever you need to create calm quickly and profoundly."

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Meditations on Brain Injury - Mike Strand (2012)

Every one has a story to tell, but Mike Strand’s book Meditations on Brain Injury is more than a story. With short essays of 1-2 pages, it is ideal for survivors with cognitive challenges for long complex reading, as well as for caregivers and families with busy schedules. This book is more than a story. He takes you into not only his life as a survivor who has rebuilt his present and future, but he also encourages readers to examine their lives. No matter where you are in your journey of living with a brain injury, this book is a valuable source of support, hope, and inspiration. You will find that, “You are not alone.” Here is someone who understands what you go through every day. He has been there. He knows. In the words of Mike Strand, “I do have one wish. I don’t want this book to be a ‘coffee table book.’ I want this book to be a ‘bathroom book.’ I want this book to be read, marked up, and annotated. This is the perfect book to pick up whenever you have a spare moment to glance at a page or two.” It will make a difference in how you look at your life.

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Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend - Matthew Green (2012)

Goodreads finalist 2012 as voted by over 1 million readers My name is BUDO. I have been alive for 5 years. 5 years is a very long time for someone like me to be alive. MAX gave me my name. Max is 8 years old. He is the only human person who can see me. I know what Max knows, and some things he doesn't. I know that Max is in danger. And I know that I am the only one who can save him.
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Memory Quest - Trauma and the search for personal history - Elizabeth A. Waites (1996)

This book is about autobiographical memory and personal history, with a special focus on the impact of trauma on several levels of information-processing and memory organization.Controversies around memory, such as the issue of so-called "recovered memories" of abuse, are considered within a broad context that recognizes that accuracy of such memories is not an absolute. The final chapters deal specifically with the access and use of memories in psychotherapy.Trauma and recovery - Judith Lewis Herman MD (1992 and 1997 editions)When Trauma and Recovery was first published in 1992, it was hailed as a groundbreaking work. In the intervening years, Herman’s volume has changed the way we think about and treat traumatic events and trauma victims. In a new afterword, Herman chronicles the incredible response the book has elicited and explains how the issues surrounding the topic have shifted within the clinical community and the culture at large.Trauma and Recovery brings a new level of understanding to a set of problems usually considered individually. Herman draws on her own cutting-edge research in domestic violence as well as on the vast literature of combat veterans and victims of political terror, to show the parallels between private terrors such as rape and public traumas such as terrorism. The book puts individual experience in a broader political frame, arguing that psychological trauma can be understood only in a social context. Meticulously documented and frequently using the victims’ own words as well as those from classic literary works and prison diaries, Trauma and Recovery is a powerful work that will continue to profoundly impact our thinking.

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Migraine - Oliver Sacks (1991)

Investigation and understanding of the patient's own experiences are the central issues in Dr Oliver Sacks' work. This book looks at migraine headaches and how they can be analyzed and treated and is designed to be of interest to general readers as well as to health professionals. The author also wrote "A Leg to Stand on", "The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat" and "Seeing Voices".

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Migraine - Ricki Ostrov (1997)

Part of a series covering vital aspects of health for all the family, this book deals with migraine. Using language and terminology accessible to the layperson, it contains up-to-date information on preventative health care. The book offers practical advice on recognizing and treating the symptoms of migraine, and living with chronic conditions. The book contains helpful charts, boxes and key information panels, and is fully cross-referenced and indexed.

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Migraine and Epilepsy - Jan de Vries (1995)

Jan de Vries, although trained as a pharmacist, turned to alternative medicine early in his career. His most influential teacher was the world-renowned Swiss doctor, Alfred Vogel. He now works in Ayrshire in one of Britain's most widely known clinics.

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Migraine and other headaches - James W Lance, MD (1986)

The nice thing about this very readable and interesting book is that it immediately launches into a brief discussion of the various types of headaches. Now the reader can fix in his or her mind which is which and can come closer to the answer to the question: What kind of headache do I have? From there, Dr. Lance proceeds with further explanation of migraine, cluster, and tension headaches and other headache-causing conditions, including tic douloureux, brain tumor, and sinusitis. He also covers treatment and diagnostic methods. A glossary rounds out this short course in headaches. Public libraries will want this one. Carol Spielman Lezak, General Learning Corp., Highland Park, Ill.

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Mind and Body Stress Relief with the Alexander Technique - Richard Brennan (1998)

Your body shows the signs of stress - backache, shoulder tension, headaches, asthma, frequent colds and high blood pressure. This text shows how maintaining control and letting go of unnecessary muscular tension can help these symptoms. Using Alexander Techniques - postural techniques and breathing helps you to counter anxiety, panic attacks, depression and other stresses. Alexander realized there is an inseparable unity between body, mind and emotions - mental stress will lead to muscle tension and emotional instability. This book will enable people to counter this and take control. A new look at the Alexander philosophy in the centenary of his Technique. Related in a practical and appealing way to the stressful world we live in and the common stress illnesses that one in four people are suffering from with useful exercises.

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Mind Over Mood - Dennis Greenberger (1995)

Developed by two master clinicians with extensive experience in cognitive therapy treatment and training, this popular workbook shows readers how to improve their lives using cognitive therapy. The book is designed to be used alone or in conjunction with professional treatment. Step-by-step worksheets teach specific skills that have helped hundreds of thousands people conquer depression, panic attacks, anxiety, anger, guilt, shame, low self-esteem, eating disorders, substance abuse and relationship problems. Readers learn to use mood questionnaires to identify, rate, and track changes in feelings; change the thoughts that contribute to problems; follow step-by-step strategies to improve moods; and take action to improve daily living and relationships. The book's large-size format facilitates reading and writing ease. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit

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Mind switch - Brian Head (1999)

A guide to self-hypnosis. Brian Head aims to give the reader the ability to switch from a negative consciousness to a positive subconscious state of mind. He explains how to use this techniques to transform your life and become the person you want to be.

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Mind Wide Open - Why You Are What You Think - Steven Johnson (2005)

From the author of "Emergence" and "The Ghost Map", Steven Johnson's "Mind Wide Open: Why You Are What You Think" takes us on a journey to the frontiers of brain science and reveals exactly how we're hardwired to think and feel. 'You are part reptile, part mammal, part primate. You are a dopamine fiend. You are a walking assembly of patterns and waves, clusters of neurons firing in sync with one another...' Experimenting with the latest technology, Stephen Johnson discovers (among other things) that everything we do - from falling in love to forming a sentence - is caused by neurons firing and chemicals swirling around our heads; that there are gadgets which can enable us to control our own brainwaves; that everyone's mind, like their fingerprint, is unique; and this can help us understand our own mental foibles - and see ourselves in a totally new way. "As Steven Johnson explores his inner world ...we have a new sense of what it means to be human". ("The New York Times"). "Refreshingly personal ...endlessly fascinating". ("Guardian"). "Steven Johnson has an eye fro the most interesting new ideas in this exploding field, and he explains them with insight and gusto". (Stephen Pinker). Steven Johnson is the author of the acclaimed books "Everything Bad is Good for You", "The Ghost Map", "Where Good Ideas Come From", "Emergence" and "Interface Culture". His writing appeared in the "Guardian", the "New Yorker", "Nation" and "Harper's", as well as the op-ed pages of "The New York Times" and the "Wall Street Journal". He is a Distinguished Writer In Residence at NYU's School Of Journalism, and a Contributing Editor to "Wired"

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Mind Wide Open - Why You Are What You Think - Steven Johnson (2005)

From the author of "Emergence" and "The Ghost Map", Steven Johnson's "Mind Wide Open: Why You Are What You Think" takes us on a journey to the frontiers of brain science and reveals exactly how we're hardwired to think and feel. 'You are part reptile, part mammal, part primate. You are a dopamine fiend. You are a walking assembly of patterns and waves, clusters of neurons firing in sync with one another...' Experimenting with the latest technology, Stephen Johnson discovers (among other things) that everything we do - from falling in love to forming a sentence - is caused by neurons firing and chemicals swirling around our heads; that there are gadgets which can enable us to control our own brainwaves; that everyone's mind, like their fingerprint, is unique; and this can help us understand our own mental foibles - and see ourselves in a totally new way. "As Steven Johnson explores his inner world ...we have a new sense of what it means to be human". ("The New York Times"). "Refreshingly personal ...endlessly fascinating". ("Guardian"). "Steven Johnson has an eye fro the most interesting new ideas in this exploding field, and he explains them with insight and gusto". (Stephen Pinker). Steven Johnson is the author of the acclaimed books "Everything Bad is Good for You", "The Ghost Map", "Where Good Ideas Come From", "Emergence" and "Interface Culture". His writing appeared in the "Guardian", the "New Yorker", "Nation" and "Harper's", as well as the op-ed pages of "The New York Times" and the "Wall Street Journal". He is a Distinguished Writer In Residence at NYU's School Of Journalism, and a Contributing Editor to "Wired"

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Mindful learning: reduce stress and improve brain performance for effective learning - Dr Craig Hassed & Dr Richard Chambers (2014)

Mindfulness is increasingly being used in educational environments as a proven way to help students: learn more effectively; develop personally; enhance their physical and emotional health; and, deal with study and exam-related demands. Written by two leading experts with many years of personal and clinical experience, 'Mindful Learning' provides practical insights and exercises on how to apply mindfulness in any educational setting. The result is a book that clearly sets out how you can: manage stress; improve performance; create better communication; develop more meaningful relationships; unlock creativity; improve mental flexibility and problem-solving ability; and, use technology wisely. Whatever your age, whatever your learning environment, mindfulness can make a positive difference, and 'Mindful Learning' shows you how.

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Miracle at St. Anna - A Novel - James McBride (2002)

First novel from the acclaimed author of The Color of Water. Based on a massacre at the site of St Anna Di Stazzema, a village in Tuscany, and on the experiences of soldiers from the 92nd Division in Italy during WWII, this book is an evocation of war, cruelty, passion and heroism, and a miracle. By acclaimed writer James McBride.

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Miracles and other ordinary things - Lana J Ford, PhD (1995)

What do you feel when a physician tells you that you have a brain tumour and that you are going to die in a few months? How do you cope with two children under the age of three when the tumour leads to blindness? How do you make sense of your life when the physician, angry that you didn't die, mumbles that he will now have to treat you as if you have multiple sclerosis?Lana Ford was faced with these questions and began to answer them one by one over a two-year period. She was forced to examine the meaning of life, to sort through her beliefs about health and illness, living and dying, and to discard all the cultural programming she had accepted since childhood. Then she began to play with inventing other realities, visualizing the internal workings of her own body, and refusing to believe in anything outside her own experience. She trusted only the inner wisdom found in meditation, including exploration of past lives and conversations with angels. Her body began healing, and within months, she was symptom free and has remained so for more than twenty years. Yet at the time, she knew in her heart that no one would believe her story.In the twenty years following her illness, she has been a seeker of wisdom, finding information from ancient texts; asking for translations of the Hebrew she found herself chanting; studying with eminent astrologers, theologians, shamans, quantum physicists, and those on the leading edge exploring realms of consciousness. With both humour and scientific evidence she shares the wisdom she found that miracles lie in the mysterious interpretations we make of the events in our own lives and the connections we make with each other.

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Mistaken Identity - Don Van Ryn (2008)

One tragic traffic accident. Five university students killed. One survivor. A shocking case of mistaken identity that thrust two families into a bond of grief and joy beyond imagining. This is the story of two students from Indiana's Taylor University, Lauren Vand Ryn and Whitney Cerak: one buried under the wrong name, one critically injured and in a coma being cared for by the wrong family, and the heart-wrenching discovery five weeks later that they had been mistaken for one another. The Van Ryns and Ceraks now come together, two years later, to recount the amazing drama as it unfolded. Even more, not only do they reveal the inspiring healing journey of survivor Whitney Cerak as she comes to terms with her own identity - now altered by the injuries she suffered - but also the recovery of two traumatized families as they describe the bond of faith that sustains and unites them, as they each came to terms with their bizarre reversal of life lost and life found.

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Mixed Blessings - New Zealand Children of Holocaust Survivors Remember - Deborah Knowles (2004)

Mixed Blessings provides a NZ perspective on the tragedy of Hitler's Europe and brings these otherwise distant events and their ongoing legacy home to this part of the world. Initiated by the Auckland Second Generation group, it developed from a meeting where each person spoke of the memories evoked by a particular family recipe, or recipes. For children of refugees who had survived and escaped the European War Against the Jews, food was often a complex and emotive subject. This meeting inspired the 19 contributors to expand their recipe-related memories to include detail of their parents' lives in pre-war Europe, their escape and eventual arrival in NZ. These refugees came to NZ from Hungary, Germany, Russia, Czechoslovakia and Poland, some before, many post-war. Some talked of life in their home country, but most didn't reveal details of terrifying and humiliating experiences, or the fate of family members as it was too painful. Despite family silence, the children, as they grew up, were compelled to find out more about their parents' past. What it was that could not be spoken about and to know more about the family they didn't have. he lack of extended family and search for records of them is a common theme in the stories. The 2nd generation children all remember, with varying degrees of sensitivity, feeling that their parents were different. Not only did they wave their arms in the air and argue loudly in a foreign language in public, but once again food was a point of difference. No peanut butter sandwiches for these children. The foods essential to the cuisine these refugees yearned for such as yoghurt, brown bread and salami were not readily available in NZ in the late 40s and 50s however they were soon produced by these resourceful people. As the recipes in the book testify, these useful little bits of home proved to be portable, easily recreated and shared in the new land. Although initially produced for their own consumption, they formed the basis of food businesses which had a dramatic and permanent effect on NZ cuisine. All the refugees had to make adjustments to the different way of life here; it was such a long way from the cultural liveliness they had been used to, but on the other hand, it was also a long way from the danger. They were grateful for refuge in New Zealand. These personal stories are thoughtful, loving and often told with humour.Mixed Blessings is a fascinating social history of an immigrant group which had a significant effect on the arts, culture and business of post-war New Zealand. The stories also illustrate the reality for second generation children who 'are possessed by a history they had never lived'.

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Mommy doesn't live here anymore - Helen Franks (1990)

Why women leave their children

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Monkey dancing - Daniel Glick (2004)

After losing his brother to cancer and a painful divorce that left him the sole charge d'affaires of two decidedly spirited children, environmental reporter Daniel Glick knew he and his little family desperately needed some karmic rejuvenation. He opted for an epic adventure. In the summer of 2001, Dan, Zoe, and Kolya packed up and set off on a six-month tour to see the world's most exotic and endangered habitats. Monkey Dancing takes readers along for this incredible journey. From the python-infested rivers of Borneo to the highest summits of Bali, from Nepal's Gangeatic Plains to Australia's Great Barrier Reef, Glick recounts the adventures they met with, the challenges they confronted, and how they learned to cope with grief, loss, and one another. Along the way, he offers intimate reflection on life, fatherhood, change, and the fragile health of our troubled planet. Acclaimed by reviewers, a BookSense Parenting bestseller, Monkey Dancing is a "poignant, affirming, ultimately courageous book"--Audubon Magazine.

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Moonbeam: A Book of Meditations for Children - Maureen Garth (1993)

Maureen Garth's popular meditations for children were born out of the author's desire to help her three-year-old daughter sleep soundly. Developing 'the gentle art of going within', her delightful stories helped her child - and many others around the world - to feel secure and to sleep peacefully. In Moonbeam, Garth invites her readers to accompany her on journeys into an imaginative world of animals, people and places. She shows parents how to use these imaginings with their children, helping them deal with their anxieties, develop their concentration and enhance their creativity.

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More than body, brain and breath: A guide to spiritual care of people with Alzheimer's Disease - Eileen Shamy (1997)

A guide to the spiritual dimension of care for people with Alzheimer's Disease and related dementia.

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Mother Teresa - Her People and Her Work - Desmond Doig (1978)


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Mother Warriors - A Nation of Parents Healing Autism Against All Odds - Jenny McCarthy (2008)

The best-selling author of Louder Than Words shares stories of support and healing as submitted by parents of autistic children from all over the country, in a volume that also touches on the author's own experiences as an advocate for her son. 200,000 first printing.

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Mother's ruin - Nicola Barry (2007)

Nicola Barry grew up in well-to-do Murrayfield, Edinburgh. Her father was a hopsital consultant, her mother was medically trained, her brothers boarders at public school. But behind the closed doors of their imposing family home, her mother was drinking herself to death. A beautiful, quirky woman, this is the story of how Monica Barry became a prisoner to alcohol and a prisoner in her own home, her addiction slowly sucking the life out of her. And how - with her father at work, and her brothers away at school - Nicola spent a lot of her childhood as her mother's unofficial carer: hauling her from the bath when she was too drunk to function and running errands to buy her booze. Full of harrowing incidents, and warmed by a touching, bleak humour, this is the powerful story of how a mother drank herself to death and how alcohol destroyed a family. And of how Nicola battled with her own alcoholism but, determined to throw off her mother's legacy, came through - a survivor.

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Motor Neuron Disease: a Practical manual - Talbot, Turner, Marsden and Botell (2010)

There are around 5000 patients in the UK living with Motor Neuron Disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), and many others shouldering the burden of their care. This fatal neurodegenerative disease leads to progressive muscle weakness and wasting, and there is currently no effective treatment. Managing these patients from their initial presentation, through confirmation of diagnosis and throughout their disease journey is challenging for all healthcare professionals. It requires a multi-disciplinary approach involving neurologists, general practitioners, palliative care physicians, specialist nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists. Each member of the team has different priorities to effectively manage the myriad of symptoms and other practical difficulties, both emotional and financial, that the MND patient may experience. This book is a comprehensive guide to the complexities of care for the patient with Motor Neurone Disease, written by experienced members of a large care centre. It has been specifically written and designed to provide comprehensive, easily accessible advice for all healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with this challenging condition, including diagnostic, prognostic, physical, emotional, and practical challenges. The entire care pathway from presentation to diagnosis to symptom management and end of life issues is addressed in detail, but in a highly structured, easily accessible format, that allows the reader to find practical answers rapidly. This book is an invaluable resource for neurologists (including those in training), neurology wards and specialist nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, respiratory and gastroenterology departments providing NIV or PEG support, palliative care teams and all healthcare professionals with an interest in MND patients.

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Movement in Practice - John Learmouth, Keith Whitaker (1976)

A concise, straight-talking book on educational gymnastics in the Primary and Middle school years. Presents a progressive plan of work for the logical and safe development of educational gymnastics in schools. Contains structured lesson material accompanied by teaching points and explanations. For teachers and students with little or perhaps no background of physical education today, this book will prove invaluable. It reads well, is truly informative , and the photographs are a joy.

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Moving beyond words - Gloria Steinem (1995)

This is a collection of some of Gloria Steinem's best-known work combined with new material. It looks at where society is after decades of feminism, and where it might be going. Included are essays on economic empowerment, diversity, the advance of women in politics and ways toward revolution.

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Multiple stories - Multiple Sclerosis Society of NZ (2002)

A collection of stories and poetry from people with multiple sclerosis, their families and caregivers

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Musicophilia - Oliver Sacks (2011)

A humane discourse on the fragility of our minds, of the bodies that give rise to them, and of the world they create for us.' Daily Telegraph Oliver Sacks' compassionate tales of people struggling to adapt to different neurological conditions have fundamentally changed the way we understand our own minds. In Musicophilia, he examines the powers of music through the individual experiences of patients, musicians and everyday people those struck by affliction, unusual talent and even, in one case, by lightning to show not only that music occupies more areas of the brain than language does, but also that it can calm and organize, torment and heal. Always wise and compellingly readable, these stories alter our conception of who we are and how we function, and show us an essential part of what it is to be human. 'Fascinating. Music, as Sacks explains, "can pierce the heart directly". And this is the truth that he so brilliantly focuses upon that music saves, consoles and nourishes us' Daily Mail 'Irresistible, astonishing and moving' Spectator 'Deeply warm and sympathetic' Guardian

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My baby rides the short bus - Yantra Bertelli (2010)

The stories in this collection provide parents of special needs kids with a dose of both laughter and reality. Featuring works by so-called alternative parents who have attempted to move away from mainstream thought, this anthology carefully considers the implications of raising children with disabilities. From professional writers to novice storytellers, including original essays by Robert Rummel-Hudson, Ayun Halliday, and Kerry Cohen, this assortment of authentic, shared experiences from parents in the know is a partial antidote to the stories that misrepresent, ridicule, and objectify disabled children and their parents.

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My Friend Has Epilepsy - Anna Levene (2003)

One of a series aimed at children to promote positive attitudes towards disability through understanding and awareness. Each title provides illustrated information on the causes and treatments of a particular disability and there is a reference section of helpful addresses and organisations.

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My Gentle barn - Ellie Laks (2014)

This is the incredible true story of a place where animals heal and children learn to hope. 'When I started The Gentle Barn, some viewed it as a hobby or an obsession, some as an act of selfless devotion. To all of those people, I want to say, You don't understand. I'm not saving the animals; they're saving me.' Ellie Laks was just seven years old when she was abused by her childminder. Through the troubled years that followed, animals were her salvation. Through near bankruptcy and a devastating fire, Ellie's dedication has not diminished. But it wasn't until she opened up the Barn to at-risk children and children with special needs that she realised how her animals could teach lessons in forgiveness and healing to others. This is a truly inspirational memoir, full of heartbreaking stories of hope and healing.
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My Gorilla Journey - Helen Attwater (2000)

Helen Attwater met her future husband Mark when they worked together at London's Royal Festival Hall; both knew that they shared a deep sense of adventure, but neither could have ever imagined that they would spend their lives living in the heart of Africa caring for orphaned baby gorillas. This remarkable story of a life spent with 50 or more of the world's most endearing and vulnerable animals is far more than just a book about gorillas. It is a stunning, heartrending story of compassion in the face of harsh brutality, of utter determination in the face of adversity and ultimately of love, not just between an exceptional man and woman, but between two species. Helen Attwater writes with an all-consuming passion for her subject and not only allows the reader to eavesdrop on a life that most of us can barely even imagine, but encourages a deeper understanding of the politics and culture which provide the backdrop for her work. My Gorilla Journey is a vital, well-written autobiography which avoids any kind of self-indulgence, but is instead an inspiring, heartwarming and thought-provoking story of a woman whose life is filled with true love and enviable devotion to an important cause. --Susan Harrison

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My James - Ralph Bulger;Rosie Dunn (2013)

James Bulger was just a few weeks shy of his third birthday when, on 12 February 1993, he wandered away from his mum Denise in a shopping mall in Bootle. Grainy images from a security camera showed him trustingly holding the hand of ten-year-old Jon Venables as they walked away. Venables and his friend Robert Thompson murdered James, in a crime that shocked the world. In this haunting book, James' father Ralph describes how his world fell apart in the days that followed. In his darkest hours he drank to numb the pain, and the stress tore his marriage apart. He tells how he learned to cope with his grief, but the sorrow of James' death has never left him. He discusses the long legal battle to see justice for his son, as he tried to prevent his killers being released early, and his continuing fight to see them behind bars where they can't hurt anyone else. Above all, he pays tribute to his son, an adorable, cheeky boy whose bright smile brought joy to his family's lives.

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My life as a side effect - Milissa Deitz (2004)

Depression is not a passive activity, it's exhausting. It's a pervasive and relentless despair, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The World Health Organisation forecasts that by 2020 depression will be the second largest illness after heart disease. It is estimated that 10% of the Australian population will suffer a mental illness at some time in their lives. My Life As A Side Effect aims to define depression, overthrow stereotypes, and demistify and destigmatise it. Depression is an ongoing illness that requires understanding and treatment in the same way that diabetes does. Mental illness shouldn't be a valid excuse for anything and everything, but it can be unpredictable and debilitating and therefore knowledge and awareness will make the world a happier and easier place for all involved. Many people and their friends, family and colleagues don't know where or how to get help. This book will point them in the right direction and bring them understanding.

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My Lobotomy - Howard Dully;Charles Fleming (2007)

At twelve, Howard Dully was guilty of the same crimes as other boys his age: he was moody, messy, rambunctious, and perpetually at odds with his parents. Yet somehow, this normal boy became one of the youngest people on whom Dr. Walter Freeman performed h

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My parent has a brain injury - a Guide for young people - Jo Johnson, Ph.D. (2012)

The needs of young people are often the forgotten as families struggle to rebuild their lives after a parent has a brain injury. At a time of trauma and uncertainty, they frequently feel upset, confused and excluded from the information loop. Efforts to shield and protect children often unintentionally increase their stress and anxiety. A parent's discharge from the hospital or rehabilitation center often brings mixed reactions among sons and daughters as the reality of living with a parent who has a brain injury now “comes home”. The book, My Parent Has a Brain Injury gives factual information about brain injury. It provides information to reassure young people about the wide range of feelings they might be experiencing as well as strategies to help them deal with these emotions. It addresses that most difficult and frequent question of “How can I help our children understand what has happened? How can I help them now?” This book has been written in a clear and colorful way that will appeal to young people across a wide range of ages. The numerous quotes, graphics and exercises make it engaging for readers. It can be used as a stand alone resource or to support individual or group work in clinical or home settings.

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My sister lives on the mantelpiece - Annabel Pitcher (2011)

Ten-year-old Jamie Matthews has just moved to the Lake District with his Dad and his teenage sister, Jasmine for a 'Fresh New Start'. Five years ago his sister's twin, Rose, was blown up by a terrorist bomb. His parents are wrecked by their grief, Jasmine turns to piercing, pink hair and stops eating. The family falls apart. But Jamie hasn't cried in all that time. To him Rose is just a distant memory. Jamie is far more interested in his cat, Roger, his birthday Spiderman T-shirt, and in keeping his new friend Sunya a secret from his dad. And in his deep longing and unshakeable belief that his Mum will come back to the family she walked out on months ago. When he sees a TV advert for a talent show, he feels certain that this will change everything and bring them all back together once and for all.
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My Stroke of Insight: A brain scientist's personal journey - Jill Blote Taylor, PhD (2009)

On the morning of the 10th December 1996, Jill Bolte Taylor, a thirty-seven-year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist experienced a massive stroke when a blood vessel exploded in the left side of her brain. A neuroanatomist by profession, she observed her own mind completely deteriorate to the point that she lost the ability to walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life, all within the space of four hours. As the damaged left side of her brain - the rational, logical, detail and time-oriented side - swung in an out of function, Taylor alternated between two distinct and opposite realities: the euphoric Nirvana of the intuitive and emotional right brain, in which she felt a sense of complete well-being and peace; and the logical left brain, that realized Jill was having a stroke and enabled her to seek help before she was lost completely. In My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey, Taylor brings to light a new perspective on the brain and its capacity for recovery that she gained through the intimate experience of awakening her own injured mind. The journey to recovery took eight years for Jill to feel completely healed. Using her knowledge of how the brain works, her respect for the cells composing her human form, and an amazing mother, Taylor completely repaired her mind and recalibrated her understanding of the world according to the insight gained from her right brain that December morning.
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My Tummy Hurts : A Complete Guide to Understanding and Treating Your Child's Stomachaches - Joseph Levy (2004)

A road map for understanding and managing children's stomach problems -- from symptoms to treatment, and everything in between From baby's colic to an older child's complaint of "my tummy hurts," abdominal distress is painful for kids and worrisome to parents, ranking second only to upper respiratory tract infections as the most common reason for non-routine visits to the pediatrician. In many cases, the discomfort is easily remedied and even prevented -- but some kinds of pain indicate a more serious affliction. How can parents make the distinction? Drawing from more than two decades of experience as a pediatric gastroenterologist, Dr. Joseph Levy offers a prescriptive guide to children's digestive complaints. "My Tummy Hurts" equips parents with the information they need to help alleviate their children's pain and prevent many disorders from occurring. They'll discover how to ask the right questions, identify problems, recognize the symptoms requiring urgent medical attention, and much more, including: How the digestive system works and why it sometimes malfunctions The major causes of stomachaches Identifying disease triggers, including those related to stress and diet What to do if your child is lactose- or wheat-intolerant "My Tummy Hurts," organized for easy reference, is an indispensable handbook for parents and caregivers.

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Natural Beauty at home - J. Cox (2002)

A revised edition of the bestselling guide to easy and effective home beauty treatments from America's natural beauty expertBeauty in modern America is a multibillion-dollar industry, and consumers spend hundreds of dollars on beauty products only to discover that they aren't satisfactory or effective. "Natural Beauty at Home" includes over two hundred of Janice Cox's recipes (many have been passed down through three generations of her family) for everything from shampoo and mouthwash to face masks and lip gloss, so readers can customize their beauty regimen, save money, and have fun, all at once. In this new edition, Cox has refined over twenty years' worth of simple and self-indulgent recipes for body and soul, including: - cleaners and scrubs - creams and lotions - massage oils and aromatherapy - hair-care products

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Natural Born Healers - Elisabeth Wilson & Dr George Lewith (1997)

Natural Born Healers will inspire both the patient and the medical profession with a vision of a new integrated health care system for the future. The book will be published alongside a 6-part documentary series to be shown on Channel 4. '

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Natural Born Heroes - Christopher McDougall (2015)

When Chris McDougall stumbled across the story of Churchill's 'dirty tricksters', a motley crew of English poets and academics who helped resist the Nazi invasion of Crete, he knew he was on the track of something special. To beat the odds, the tricksters - starving, aging, outnumbered -tapped into an ancient style of fitness: the lost art of heroism. They listened to their instincts, replaced calories with stored bodily fat and used their fascia, the network of tissue which criss-crosses the body, to catapult themselves to superhuman strength and endurance. Soon McDougall was in the middle of a modern fitness revolution taking place everywhere from Parisian parkour routes to state-of-the-art laboratories, and based on the know-how of Shanghai street-fighters and Wild West gunslingers. Just as Born to Run got runners off the treadmill and into nature, Natural Born Heroes will inspire casual athletes to dump the gym membership for cross-training, mud runs and free-running.

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Natural Healing : Homeopathy, Herbalism, Relaxation, Stress Relief - Sue Hawkey (2000)

More and more people now seek natural and effective antidotes to the stress and strain of today''s hectic world. Increasingly we are turning to traditional, age-old therapies such as homeopathy, herbalism and other gentle healing methods.'

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Natural Healing with Cell Salts - Skye Weintraub (1999)

Well nourished cells provide us with the building blocks of health. So says Dr. Weintraub's Natural Healing With Cell Salts, the most comprehensive guide to cell salt therapy. This reference book provides an in-depth look at the delicate nature of our bodies' cells and how cell salts work to help maintain a proper balance. For trained health care practitioner and the inexperienced lay person alike, Natural Healing With Cell Salts gives invaluable information regarding the relationship between healthy cells and cell salts, how to select cell salts, and the specific salts and their uses for various ailments.

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Natural Relief for Anxiety: Complimentary Strategies for Easing Fear, Panic and Worry - Edmund J. Bourne, Arlen Brownstein and Lorna Garano (2004)

Twenty-five million Americans suffer from diagnosable anxiety disorder, and our cultural climate seems to breed more apprehension and fear with each passing day. It is no surprise that international pharmaceutical companies spend billions each year to research and develop psychoactive drugs that counter psychological symptoms. Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be any magic pill for people who are chronically anxious. Successful treatments that rely on drugs have an extremely high incidence of relapse, and the side effects of most prescription anti-anxiety drugs are as debilitating as the disorder itself.From the best-selling author of The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook and a naturopathic physician, this book helps you develop a treatment strategy for anxiety that is totally drug-free. The authors begin with an introduction to healthy lifestyle choices. Then they discuss a variety of conditions that can aggravate anxiety-related problems. They provide an overview of complimentary approaches to anxiety treatment using herbs and supplements, massage, chiropractic, and homeopathy. In later chapters, learn about controlling body toxicity.

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Natural therapies for Parkinson's Disease - Dr Laurie K Mischley (2010)

Conventional management of Parkinson's disease (PD) is limited. The pharmaceutical and surgical options that are available have significant side effects and only correct symptoms for a limited period of time. Even with the best conventional treatment, the disease progresses and becomes severely disabling. No existing conventional therapies that the progress of the disease; available medicines only treat symptoms temporarily. Conventional medicine views the course of the disease as "progressive" and "irreversible." Many patients, who are only partially satisfied with conventional medicine, seek alternative and complementary options in an attempt to slow, stop, or reverse the disease process.

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Natural Treatments for ADD and Hyperactivity - Skye Weintraub, N.D. (1997)

Dr. Weintraub's latest natural health guide focuses on how to overcome the related behavioral problems of ADD and hyperactivity. Her expertise points to the many causes of these disorders, including nutritional, environmental and physiological factors, and outlines how and why these problems are often misdiagnosed. Dr. Weintraub gives specific technical information pertinent to the causes, symptoms and natural treatments of ADD and hyperactivity, as well as a guideline for parents and teachers to follow when dealing with children. This authoritative handbook is a powerful tool perfect for fighting the ever-increasing occurrence of ADD.

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Navigating Teenage Depression - A Guide for Parents and Professionals - Gordon Parker and Kerrie Eyers (2009)

First symptoms of depression often occur during teenage years, and it can be a disturbing and confusing time for families as well as the teenager. How can you tell whether it's just typical teenage ups and downs that will pass, or something more serious? How can we reliably identify and support teenagers with depression? Experienced clinician and researcher Gordon Parker explains how to systematically identify different mood disorders and contributing factors. He and co-author Kerrie Eyers explain when clinical treatment is required and outline treatment options. They also discuss the particular challenges faced by adolescents, and approaches to effective management. Drawing on insightful personal accounts from teenagers and young adults about their experiences, this is an essential handbook for every parent, carer or professional looking after a young person with depression.

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Navigating Through a Strange Land : A Book for Brain Tumour Patients and Their Families - Tricia Ann Roloff (2001)

An indispensable resource for anyone suffering from a brain tumour, and for those who care for them. Roloff, herself a brain tumour survivor, has collected together a wealth of professional guidance information along with the moving stories of brain tumour patients, their families and professional caregivers. This revised and updated second edition contains new stories of hope and healing for everyone involved.

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Nefertiti Street - Pamela Bradley-Hizain (2008)

A woman's spiritual and physical journey from Australia to Egypt and back.

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Neurobehavioural Recovery from Head Injury - Oxford University Press (1987)

This book presents a comprehensive analysis of neurobehavioural recovery of head injury. The contributors review numerous assessment approaches, including neuropsychological testing, laboratory testing of cognitive tasks, psychiatric interviewing, and radiologic techniques.

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Neurological physiotherapy - Edited by Susan Edwards (2001)

"Neurological Physiotherapy" aims to provide an improved understanding of problems commonly encountered by the therapist working with people with neurological disability. It describes aspects of posture and movement difficulties which may occur as a result of neurological damage and gives guidance to help the therapist to plan the appropriate treatment programme for each patient. Using a problem-solving approach the emphasis is on the identification of symptoms in relation to impairment and disability rather than on a detailed description of neurological conditions.

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Neuropsychology. A clinical Approach - Kevin W. Walsh (1994)

This third edition of a textbook of neuropsychology, serves as a textbook for trainee neuropsychologists and clinical psychologists. This text places emphasis on a psycho anatomical approach, which serves as a basis for the incorporation of other concepts from the numerous texts and articles studied during training as a neuropsychologist. It should also be useful as a reference book for established practitioners and neurologists. It is clinically orientated providing a comprehensive introduction to neuropsychology. Introductory chapters cover basic anatomy of the brain and basic neurology, whilst the main part of the book is structured around the lobes of the brain. This edition has been fully revised with numerous up-to-date references.

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Never Been a Time - The 1917 Race Riot That Sparked the Civil Rights Movement - Harper Barnes (2008)

The dramatic and first popular account of one of the deadliest racial confrontations in the 20th century--in East St. Louis in the summer of 1917--which paved the way for the civil rights movement.In the 1910s, half a million African Americans moved from the impoverished rural South to booming industrial cities of the North in search of jobs and freedom from Jim Crow laws. But Northern whites responded with rage, attacking blacks in the streets and laying waste to black neighborhoods in a horrific series of deadly race riots that broke out in dozens of cities across the nation, including Philadelphia, Chicago, Tulsa, Houston, and Washington, D.C. In East St. Louis, Illinois, corrupt city officials and industrialists had openly courted Southern blacks, luring them North to replace striking white laborers. This tinderbox erupted on July 2, 1917 into what would become one of the bloodiest American riots of the World War era. Its impact was enormous. "There has never been a time when the riot was not alive in the oral tradition," remarks Professor Eugene Redmond. Indeed, prominent blacks like W.E.B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey, and Josephine Baker were forever influenced by it. Celebrated St. Louis journalist Harper Barnes has written the first full account of this dramatic turning point in American history, decisively placing it in the continuum of racial tensions flowing from Reconstruction and as a catalyst of civil rights action in the decades to come. Drawing from accounts and sources never before utilized, Harper Barnes has crafted a compelling and definitive story that enshrines the riot as an historical rallying cry for all who deplore racial violence.

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Never fall down - Patricia McCormick (2013)

Eleven-year-old Arn is walking through the countryside in Cambodia. His whole town is walking with him. They're walking into one of the most tragic moments of history: "The Killing Fields". Music will save him. Hope, luck and kindness will save him. This is his story. Based on the true story of Arn Chorn-Pond, this is an achingly raw and powerful novel about a child of war who becomes a man of peace.

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Never say die - Chris O'Brien (2008)

In November 2006, Chris O'Brien was diagnosed with glioblastoma multi-forme, a malignant and extremely aggressive form of cancer. As one of the country's most eminent cancer specialists, O'Brien knows that the chances of beating the brain tumour are tiny; even with chemotherapy, surgery and radiation few sufferers survive past 12 months. Nevertheless, he is determined to beat the odds. With the support of his close family and an international network of surgeons, friends and well-wishers, O'Brien took the option of radical brain surgery under the supervision of his friend Dr Charlie Teo. His level of fitness, optimistic outlook and relative youth (he was 55 when diagnosed) give him a shot at survival. Currently he is in remission. Funny, charming and fearless, O'Brien has said he is not afraid to die - but he doesn't plan to just yet. Here, in his inspiring memoir, he takes a look back over his life and the forces which shaped him - from his modest beginnings as part of a typical Australian-Irish family, to his early years as a doctor and football player, to life, "living on the smell of an oily rag" as a young doctor with a family in London and the US, through to the shocking news which literally changed his life.

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Never tell ME never - Janine Shepherd (1995)

A champion cross-country skier in training for the Winter Olympics, Janine Shepherd's life was irrevocable altered during a bike ride to the Blue Mountains when she was hit by a truck. Doctors warned her parents that she was not expected to survive her ordeal. Even if by some small chance she recovered, she would never walk again: Her neck and back were broken, as were her right arm, collarbone and five ribs. Her right leg had been ripped open, she had sustained massive internal injuries, severe lacerations to her abdominal area and had lost five litres of blood. The bleeding alone was enough to kill her. Coming to terms with her shattered Olympic dreams, refusing to believe what expert medical staff were telling her about her chances of any kind of recovery, Janine focused every sinew of her being on healing her broken body and crushed morale. Her fighting spirit was rekindled by watching small planes flying overhead. She said to herself, "If I can't walk, I'll fly." And fly she did. Within a year she had her private pilot's licence; 12 months later, her commercial pilot's licence; then her instructor's permit. And all the while she pushed her body to mend itself and forced her legs to walk again, step by painful step.

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Nevertheless: The Incredible Story Of One Man's Mission To Change Thousands Of Peoples Lives - John Kirkby (1997)

The incredible story of one man's mission to change thousands of people's lives.

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New choices in natural healing - Fugh-Berma (1997)

Tap the Power of Alternative Medicine with New Choices in Natural Healing Acupressure-- for pinpoint pain relief Aromatherapy-- relieve stress and tension Ayurveda-- a customized system of better health Flower Therapy-- heal the mind, and the body will follow Food Therapy-- the power to erase disease Herbal Therapy-- a healing partnership with Mother Nature Homeopathy-- medicines perhaps more powerful than prescriptions Hydrotherapy-- bathe yourself in natural healing Imagery-- picture yourself perfectly healthy Juice Therapy-- the curative essence of fruits and vegetables Massage-- hands-on healing for yourself and your family Reflexology-- speed restorative energy to organs and body parts Relaxation and Meditation-- achieve a higher state of health Sound Therapy-- soothe your body with music's gentle waves Vitamin and Mineral Therapy-- natural prescriptions for healing Yoga-- stretches for better health

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Night - Elie Wiesel (2006)

A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel"Night" is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie's wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest to the author's original intent. And in a substantive new preface, Elie reflects on the enduring importance of Night and his lifelong, passionate dedication to ensuring that the world never forgets man's capacity for inhumanity to man."Night" offers much more than a litany of the daily terrors, everyday perversions, and rampant sadism at Auschwitz and Buchenwald; it also eloquently addresses many of the philosophical as well as personal questions implicit in any serious consideration of what the Holocaust was, what it meant, and what its legacy is and will be.
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Night falls fast (understanding suicide) - Kay Redfield Jamison (1999)

An internationally recognized authority on depressive illnesses, and a survivor of suicide, weaves together a psychological and scientific exploration of suicide with personal essays about individual suicides. She traces the reasons underlying suicide, looking into the journals, drawings, and farewell notes of suicides, and discusses biological and psychological factors in suicide and new treatments for mental illness. The author is a professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, as well as honorary professor of English at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Nine Lives - John Varty (2011)

Hunter, poet, musician, cameraman and game ranger, John Varty is South Africa’s best-known – and most controversial – wildlife conservationist. He has been living and working in the wild since early childhood, when his passion for nature was ignited. Nine Lives is the fascinating tale of this magnetic figure’s progression from hunter to filmmaker to conservationist. It is also the remarkable story of a lifelong affair with nature. In Nine Lives, Varty narrates the adventures, trials, mishaps and triumphs of his extraordinary life, from hunting lions at the age of twelve and teaching the orphaned lion cub Shingalana how to hunt for food, to spending last moments with the badly mauled Mother Leopard – whom he had been following and filming for years – before she crawled into a termite mound to die. He reveals the secrets behind his close relationships with certain big cats and invokes the terror of his own narrow escapes from death, including a dangerous encounter with crocodiles and a near-fatal helicopter crash. Captivating, often humorous and deeply moving, Nine Lives is a passionate account of a life lived to the full by a man driven by an intense love of the wild.

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NLP - A Practical Guide to Achieving the Results You Want - Joseph O'Connor and Ian McDermott (2001)

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is the psychology of excellence. It is based on the practical skills that are used by all good communicators to obtain excellent results. These skills are invaluable for personal and professional development. This introductory guide includes: what NLP is; the four pillars of wisdom; how to use NLP in your life personally, spiritually and professionally; how to understand body language; how to achieve excellence in everything you do.

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No drinking, no dancing, no doctors - Martina Evans (2000)

In her late 60s, Beulah Kingston is still tall, black-haired and headstrong. Born a Poleite (no drinking, dancing or doctors) and married a Poleite, her life has tested a simple faith and the King James Bible to the limit. Now she faces the prospect of hospital and an X-ray for the first time.

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No Easy Answers - Short Stories about Teenagers Making Tough Choices - Donald R. Gallo (1997)

Features sixteen original stories about individuals who find themselves in difficult, character-testing situations involving such issues as computer blackmail, peer pressure, gang violence, drug use, unwanted pregnancy, and guilt.

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No Heroes - Chris Offutt (2003)

In his fortieth year, Chris Offutt returns to his alma mater, Morehead State University, the only four-year school in the Kentucky hills. He envisions leading the modest life of a teacher and father. Yet present-day reality collides painfully with memory, leaving Offutt in the midst of an adventure he never imagined: the search for a home that no longer exists. Interwoven with this bittersweet homecoming tale are the wartime stories of Offutt's parents-in-law, Arthur and Irene. An unlikely friendship develops between the eighty-year-old Polish Jew and the forty-year-old Kentucky hillbilly as Arthur and Offutt share comfort in exile, reliving the past at a distance. With masterful prose, Offutt combines these disparate accounts to create No Heroes, a profound meditation on family, home, the Holocaust, and history.

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No More Silence : He Thought He'd Got Away with it. But One Day Little David Would Find the Strength to Speak Out. - David Whelan (2011)

David had everything. No-one knew the London businessman was born into a world beyond poverty, the son of a rapist father and disturbed mother. Abandoned as a baby, he spent most of his childhood in care and suffered appalling sexual abuse. But no-one knew. But a call from the abuser's wife, 30 years on, proved he was living in a house of cards. The youngest of five children, David was the son of a drunkard rapist father and a mentally unhinged mother. His father was jailed and his mother deserted the family, leaving five urchins to battle to survive in an inner city Glaswegian slum. Rescued, but separated, David grows up with vague memories of Ma, but no memory of his siblings. For the next years of his young life David was shipped from pillar to post, until the authorities decided the best place for him and his youngest sister was Quarriers Children's village, where he was delivered into the hands of a paedophile. Helpless, powerless and alone, it was beaten into David that no-one cared for him and no-one loved him. Finally David escapes and goes on to build a life of success, determined to bury his secret and never tell anyone what happened to him. Then he receives a phone call from his abuser's wife, and all that he has built comes tumbling down. She asks David to be a character witness on behalf of the man who stole his childhood. Instead David chooses to tell the truth, turning the tide for detectives involved in a massive investigation and changing his own life forever. This is his remarkable story.

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No One Gives You Chocolates - Ellen Munro (2005)

Personal stories of depression and recovery. Practical steps towards overcoming depression. How family and friends can help. List of support organisations

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No one listened - Isobel and Alex Kerr (2008)

When Isobel and Alex came home from school to find their abusive father had brutally murdered their mother, their world was thrown into chaos. Plunged into a care system that neglected them, Isobel and Alex were expected to come to nothing, and had only each other to rely on. Isobel and Alex's mother used to do everything with them. A full-time teacher, she dedicated herself to her children, partly in order to give them every possible opportunity in life, and partly to keep them out of the way of their increasingly eccentric, erratic and unpleasant father. Their father, a violent and frightening man, spent most of his time locked in his bedroom, a room the rest of the family never ventured into. He became increasingly bitter and angry at the outside world in general, and at his wife and children in particular. The local community feared his outbursts as much as Isobel and Alex did, but the neighbours saw far less of him as he became increasingly housebound. No one came to the Kerr's house to visit. When Isobel was 15 and Alex 13, they came home from school to find police everywhere. Their father had stabbed their mother between fifty and sixty times with a sharpened chisel.As far as anyone could tell the attack was unprovoked and of incredible savagery, but the children were given the minimum amount of information. No one wanted to upset them unnecessarily. Their mother had been an only child and they had never been in contact with their father's family. There was no one else for them to turn to - except each other. This is an inspiring story of a brother and sister who only had each other, and a powerful testament to what can be achieved through courage and love.

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No ordinary bloke: he rescued a village and saved himself - Donny Paterson (2006)

The former army engineer, with a history of chronic injuries, depression and addiction, was floating somewhere above rock bottom - aimless, traumatised, anchored only by his family - in particular, wife Tracey and the promising rugby league career of his son, future Newcastle Knights player, Corey. But something in the shocking devastation of the tsunami moved him. Within days, Donny was on a plane to Sri Lanka. Landing in Colombo he met three fellow travellers and together they took a chance and drove south. Arriving in the shattered village of Peraliya, they found a community without, food, water, medicine, homes or livelihood. The events that followed were remarkable ... a rescue effort, a village saved, an award-winning documentary, red-carpet treatment at film festivals, and, for Donny, a Cannes penthouse stay as guest of actor Sean Penn. How could this have happened to an ordinary Aussie bloke? Rough diamond Donny is proof of what can occur when the extraordinary deep within is tapped.

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No ordinary moments - Dan Millman (1992)

Every day, we face challenges in relationships, sexuality, money, work, and health. While there is a wealth of information and advice available on all of these subjects, we still have trouble turning knowing into doing. Here, Dan Millman presents a peaceful warrior's way to turn our intentions into action, our challenges into strength, and our life experiences into wisdom. Based on the premise that by changing ourselves we can change the world, No Ordinary Moments presents simple yet powerful ways to balance our body, liberate our mind, accept our emotions, and open our heart.

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No-one's indestructible: Surviving strokes and avoiding them - John Newcombe (2005)

This is the story of the day of his stroke in 2003, and how he subsequently dealt with it and its repercussions. It is a lesson of the strength of one man’s mind to overcome unexpected adversity.

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No, I'm not alright - Rowena Hayes-Smart (2002)

For those dealing with death, grief and loss.

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No, it's not OK: How to stop the cycle of bullying - Tania Roxburgh and Kim Stephenson (2007)

No, It's Not OK deals with the bully/victim problems in New Zealand and outlines effective ways of counteracting and preventing such problems. Bullying is one of the biggest challenges for a child to deal with and extends past the boundaries of school into their home lives. With the advances in technology, bullying has taken on a new face through abusive emails and texts. It is a growing issue in NZ. The authors have had extensive professional involvement with the issues and consequences of bullying. In preparing this book they have conducted focus groups and interviewed children, parents and teachers, and reviewed all of the available local and international research on the subject.
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Nobody's Perfect - Jenny Hessell (1990)

Review: A fantastic book for teaching children about grief and the reality of death. I have used it a number of times and still think it is one of the best.

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Nomad: A personal journey through the clash of civilizations - Ayaan Hirsi Ali (2010)

In this highly personal follow-up to Infidel, Ayaan Hirsi Ali examines the high cost of freedom - estrangement from her family and country, the loud criticism of her by many Muslims (some of them women), the 24-hour security which came as a result of death threats, and her struggle to come to terms with an often lonely independence. She records the painful reconciliation with her beloved father, who had disowned her when she began criticising Islam, and the sorts of conflicts inherent in feeling torn between heart and mind. And as she delves into Islam's obsessions with virginity and the code of honour, she asks the question on everyone's mind: why do so many women embrace a religion which shuns them? Weaving together memoir and reportage, Ayaan confronts the complacency and ignorance that often colour intellectual debate on Islam. With disarming honesty, she shares her experiences, doubts and insights.

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Not My Boy! - A Dad's Journey With Autism - Rodney Peete (2010)

In Not My Boy!, Rodney Peete offers not only a heartrending, candid look inside his personal journey with his son's autism but a first-of-its-kind, inspirational road map that will help families facing similar challenges to move forward. Effectively woven throughout Peete's moving account of his life with his son R.J. are the powerful voices, insights, and dreams of other fathers, high-profile figures as well as unsung heroes, who've traveled this difficult path.Autism affects four times as many boys as it does girls. For their fathers, expectations and hopes are drastically changed--as NFL star Rodney Peete's were when his son R.J. was diagnosed at the age of three. After a period of anger and denial, an all-too-common reaction among fathers, Rodney joined his wife, Holly, in her efforts to help their son. With determination, love, and understanding, the family worked with R.J. to help him once again engage with the world.Eight challenging years later, R.J. has gone from the son one doctor warned would never say "I love you" to a thriving, vibrant boy who scored his first soccer goal while his dad cheered from the sidelines.Praise for Not My Boy!"I wish I had something fancy to say, but this story is simply beyond words--just read it! I vote to make Rodney's book, Not My Boy!, required reading for every first-time, second-time, or any-other-time father." --Will Smith / actor, producer"Rodney Peete writes a compelling book that will help fathers emotionally deal with the challenge of raising a child with autism. The mental toughness of a man all but disappears when faced with this reality, but Rodney's candid message will encourage anyone who is chosen to be on this journey." --Alonzo Mourning, former NBA player"Not My Boy is a must-read for parents--especially dads--who have a child on the autism spectrum. It's inspiring, enlightening, and most importantly, truthful. Rodney gives the reader the real story on how autism can cause total dysfunction in the family, and in even the strongest of marriages, if husband and wife don't work as a team. He opens up his heart, and speaks candidly about his mistakes, all the while learning how to best help R.J. in his battle to overcome the challenges of autism. Their fight is by no means over, but the experiences that he shares will help every family, and every couple, to be better advocates, teachers, and parents." --Artie Kempner, lead director for NASCAR/NFL on Fox"A book every father needs to read! Not My Boy is about unconditional love. I read it in one weekend. . . . It was and is amazing." --Cyd Wilson, InStyle magazine

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Not What I Expected - My Life with a Brain Injury (I didn’t know I had!) - Sara E. Lewis (2015)

When the fog lifted, Sara saw her mother sitting beside the hospital bed and asked what was going on. “Sara do you know you wrecked your little Volkswagen?” As the story unfolded the 22-year-old was mad and madder still that she had missed her graduation from the College of William and Mary and would have to go back home again. She had expected to go to graduate school and move on with her life. That was 1977 and it would take 27 maddening years to find out why life never went the way she expected. Few people truly live the life they expect, but when this many emotional meltdowns and this much impulsive behavior happens, missteps are more than chance occurrences. Jumping from one career to the next, Sara thought that all she had to do was change something in the details. Whatever it was would go away. But it didn’t. Then, depression and a close encounter with suicide sent her to a neuropsychologist who finally confirmed that her puzzling life was typical for a person who had sustained a brain injury. This fascinating personal account by Sara Lewis yields terrific insights into the complex and confusing maze of undiagnosed brain trauma. It is a testimony to her will – and that of so many other invisible undiagnosed survivors – in their struggle to understand and successfully navigate their world.

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Nothing is Impossible - Christopher Reeve;Matthew Reeve (2003)

In NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE: Reflections on a New Life, Christopher Reeve, author of the bestselling autobiography STILL ME, challenges readers not to accept limitations - those set be oneself or by others - but to harness our untapped resources. Christopher Reeve has mastered the art of turning the impossible into the inevitable. In Nothing is Impossible he shows that we are all capable of overcoming seemingly insurmountable hardships. He interweaves anecdotes from his own life with speeches and interviews he's given and with evocative photographs taken by his son Matthew. Reeve teaches us that for able-bodied people, paralysis is a choice - a choice to live with self-doubt and a fear of taking risks - and that it is not an acceptable one. Christopher Reeve knows from experience that the work of conquering inner space is hard and that it inevitably requires some suffering - nothing worth having is easy to get, after all. He also asks challenging questions about why it seems too difficult - if not impossible - for us to work together as a society. But he never preaches; he steers the reader gently, reflecting and offering guidance, not the pat answers that often characterise works of inspiration. NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE reminds us that life is not to be taken for granted but to be lived fully with zeal, curiosity, and gratitude. That is a powerful message in itself, but it is the messenger who gives it its full resonance.

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Nothing Ventured Disabled People Travel The World - Walsh, Alison (Ed). (1991)

Nothing ventured is a collection of over 100 tales by disabled travellers, describing their adventures, their setbacks and ultimately - more often than not - their triumphs

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Nowhere Near Normal : A Memoir of OCD - Traci Foust (2011)

In the bestselling tradition of Augusten Burroughs, a compassionate, witty, and completely candid memoir that chronicles growing up with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Traci Foust wasn't a "normal" seven-year-old girl. When all the neighborhood kids were playing outdoors, Traci was inside making sure the miniature Catholic saint statues in her windowsill always pointed due north, scratching out bald patches on her scalp, and snapping her fingers after every utterance of the word God. As Traci got older, her OCD blossomed to include panic attacks and other bizarre behaviors, including a fear of the sun, an obsession with contracting eradicated diseases, and the idea that she could catch herself on fire just by thinking about it.While stints of therapy-and lots of Nyquil-sometimes helped, nothing alleviated the fact that her single mother and mid-life crisis father had no idea about how to deal with her. So, it wasn't a total shock when she became a teenage runaway on the poetry slam beat in the hippie beach towns of Northern California and had to be dragged home by her family. It also wasn't too surprising when her mother could no longer stand the stress of having Traci under her roof, so Traci had a stint of living at a family-owned nursing home, in a room with a seventy-five-year old WWII Vet who kept mistaking her for a prostitute. In this heartfelt, funny, and candid account of her struggles with a variety of psychological disorders, Traci shows that there is nothing special about being "normal."

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Nurse's Toolbox for Promoting Wellness - Carol A Miller (2008)

While many books have covered the theoretical aspects of wellness, only one resource gives you a real sense of what wellness looks like at the bedside: the Nurse's Toolbook for Promoting Wellness. Compact and easy to use, this unique how-to guide is filled with wellness-oriented clinical tools and practical suggestions, from teaching nutritional wellness to promoting specific aspects of patients' wellness such as moving and breathing well.Features:Wellness Assessment Tools that give specific instructions on how to identify areas for potential wellness interventionsWellness Teaching Tools specifically designed to be used as handouts educate patients about how they can participate in their own careInsightful stories from nurses and patients demonstrating the role of wellness in patient careClear three-part organization that begins with a helpful overview of wellness nursing, then covers how to promote patients' wellness in their daily lives and facilitate specific aspects of patients' wellnessDetailed, step-by-step guidelines that provide specific techniques to use at the bedsideHands-on self-assessment tools that enable you to utilize wellness techniques in your own life

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NurtureShock - New Thinking about Children - Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman (2011)

One of the most influential books about children ever published, NurtureShock offers a revolutionary new perspective on children that upends a library's worth of conventional wisdom. With impeccable storytelling and razor-sharp analysis, the authors demonstrate that many of modern society's strategies for nurturing children are in fact backfiring--because key twists in the science have been overlooked. Nothing like a parenting manual, NurtureShock gets to the core of how we grow, learn and live. Released in hardcover in September 2009, NurtureShock remained on the New York Times best seller list for three months, and was one of Amazon's best selling books for 2009. The book has become a worldwide phenomenon with editions published around the world - in fifteen languages, to date. In addition to Bronson and Merryman's writings on praise -- first made famous in "New York "magazine -- there are nine more equally groundbreaking chapters. Among the topics covered: Why the most brutal person in a child's life is often a sibling, and how a single aspect of their preschool-aged play can determine their relationship as adults. When is it too soon - or too late - to teach a child about race? Children in diverse schools are less likely to have a cross-racial friendship, not more - so is school diversity backfiring? Millions of families are fighting to get their kids into private schools and advanced programs as early as possible. But schools are missing the best kids, 73% of the time - the new neuroscience explains why. Why are kids - even those from the best of homes - still aggressive and cruel? The answer is found in a rethinking of parental conflict, discipline, television's unexpected influence, and social dominance. Parents are desperate to jump-start infants' language skills. Recently, scientists have discovered a series of natural techniques that are astonishing in their efficacy - it's not baby videos, sign language, or even the richness of language exposure. It's nothing you've heard before.

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Nutrient Power- William J Walsh, PhD - (2012)

Nutrient Power presents a science-based nutrient therapy system that can help millions of people diagnosed with mental disorders. This approach recognizes that nutrient imbalances can alter brain levels of key neurotransmitters, disrupt gene expression of proteins and enzymes, and cripple the body's protection against environmental toxins. The author's database containing millions of chemical factors in blood, urine, and tissues has identified brain-changing nutrient imbalances in patients diagnosed with autism, depression, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer's disease.

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Nutrition Almanac - Gayla J Kirschmann (2000)

The Nutrition Almanac offers you reliable information based on the latest scientific discoveries as well as an expanded section on essential vitamins and minerals and their amazing benefits. All the nutritional information you need is here, so enhancing and maintaining good health is easy

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Nutritional therapy - Jeannette Ewin (2002)

One of a series written by experts in their topics, this guide provides an introduction to nutritional therapy. It explains how to improve your health by selecting the right foods for your body's unique requirements, what those foods contain, and how the body uses food to build and restore itself.

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OCD Answer Book - Dr. Patrick McGrath (2008)

At any one time at least five million people in the United States are experiencing the symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), a mental disorder defined by recurrent, unwelcome thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behaviors (compulsions) that OCD sufferers feel driven to perform. The OCD Answer Book is an authoritative reference for these adults and their loved ones, providing sound advice and immediate answers to their most pressing questions. -What is an obsession? -What is a compulsion? -Is it possible to "grow out" of OCD? -Does OCD run in families? -What increases my risk for OCD? -If I check something several times does that mean that I suffer from OCD? -I heard that OCD and strep throat might be related to each other. Is that true? Written by an experienced psychologist in an easy-to-read Q&A format, The OCD Answer Book helps readers and their loved ones cope with OCD, conquer their fears, and seek therapy when necessary.

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Odd Girl Out - Rachel Simmons (2011)

When Odd Girl Out was first published, it ignited a long-overdue conversation about the hidden culture of female bullying. Today the dirty looks, taunting notes and social exclusion that plague girls' friendships have gained new momentum in cyberspace. In this revised and updated edition, educator and bullying expert Rachel Simmons gives girls, parents and educators proven and innovative strategies for navigating social dynamics online, as well as brand new classroom initiatives and step-by-step parental suggestions for dealing with conventional bullying. Including the latest research and real-life stories, Odd Girl Out continues to be the definitive resource on the most pressing social issues facing girls today.

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Of sound mind - Jean Ferris (2004)

A poignant novel partially set in a world of silenceHigh school senior Theo is fluent in two languages: spoken English and sign. His parents and brother, Jeremy, are deaf, but Theo can hear, which has over the years cast him in the role of interpreter for his family. Unfortunately, it's not a welcome duty, especially in the case of his mother, Palma. She is a successful sculptor who, being deeply suspicious of "hearies," expects Theo to act as her business manager. And Jeremy relies on Theo for company and homework help. It's become especially frustrating lately because Theo has met a fascinating new girl at school, Ivy, with whom he wants to spend as much time as possible. Theo's father, Thomas, is the only one who has never burdened him, but that changes when Thomas has a stroke. Palma, frightened and self-absorbed, cannot bring herself to nurse her husband, leaving Theo with the full burden to bear. But with the help of Ivy and some of her friends, Theo is finally able to change his family's dynamics and find time to plan his future.

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On Forgiveness - Richard Holloway (2002)

In this inspiring work, Richard Holloway tackles the great theme of forgiveness. It is a subject that he explores in the widest context but underpinning this examination is his belief that religion has given us many of the best stories and metaphors for the act. He proceeds to relate forgiveness to such events as September 11th, the Truth Commission in South Africa, and the ongoing conflicts in Palestine/Israel, Northern Ireland and Serbia. On Forgiveness is a discourse on how forgiveness works, where it came from and how the need to embrace it is greater than ever if we are to free ourselves from the binds of the past. Drawing on philosophers and writers of the calibre of George Steiner, Frederick Nietzsche, Jacques Derrida, Hannah Arendt and Nelson Mandela, Holloway has written another fascinating and timely book.

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On the Edge - Richard Hammond;Mindy Hammond (2007)

From the first ridiculous stunts on his tricycle to his increasing and near obsessive attraction to speed and the smell of gas, this is the high-octane life of TV personality Richard Hammond. A lively and intelligent communicator, TV soon beckoned for Hammond. He became one of the daredevil trio—along with Jeremy Clarkson and James May—who have made an enormous, world-wide success of the revamped BBC TV program Top Gear. Hammond describes the personalities, the camaraderie, and the stunts with which the trio entertains their weekly audiences, including the day of his 300 MPH crash that took his show off the air, put him into a coma, and plunged a nation into mourning. The stages of recovery as his shattered mind reformed are covered, as are the milestones in his slow recovery to full health and his return to Top Gear.

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One Day In July - John Tulloch (2006)

I don't remember seeing a flash. I didn't hear the blast -- I was too close. Like a distorted film, my vision stretched and turned yellow. I was just three feet from the bomb' On 7 July 2005 John Tulloch, a risk analyst and sociologist with an expertise in how the media report major international events found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time; on 8 July he was on the front page of virtually every major newspaper. He had became a victim of the risk he knew so well in theory; he had become one of those media stories he was so used to analysing. But he had also, like many others, become a victim of British and American foreign policy and been caught up, literally in a moment, in a terrible symbol of our particular time in history. From the three most recent wars (Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq) to media representations of disaster, from his own incredibly moving story to the relationships he built up with those who helped him, this compelling and profoundly important book is set to be a classic -- a work that captures both a moment and an era with sensitivity and precision.

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One day in September - the story of the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre - Simon Reeve (2001)

At 4:30 a.m. on September 5, 1972, a band of Palestinian terrorists took eleven Israeli athletes and coaches hostage at the Summer Olympics in Munich. More than 900 million viewers followed the chilling, twenty-hour event on television, as German authorities desperately negotiated with the terrorists. Finally, late in the evening, two helicopters bore the terrorists and their surviving hostages to Munich's little-used Furstenfeldbruck airfield, where events went tragically awry. Within minutes all of the Israeli athletes, five of the terrorists, and one German policeman were dead. Why did the rescue mission fail so miserably? "One Day in September" is the definitive account of one of the most devastating and politically explosive tragedies of the late twentieth century, one that set the tone for nearly thirty years of renewed conflict in the Middle East.

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Only a mother could love him: My story - Benjamin Polis (2003)

For all parents who have ever cried in despair over their hyperactive, impulsive, and seemingly uncontrollable child; for every teacher who’s ever vented frustration at a student who just won’t pay attention; for every kid who has ever asked himself, Why does everyone hate me?–help is here. Only a Mother Could Love Him is a remarkable look inside the mind of a person with ADD/ADHD. Ben Polis attended six different schools, served over three thousand hours of detention, and drove his family into counseling. But through great determination and the use of self-taught concentration techniques, Ben not only graduated high school but also attended a competitive university. Ben describes what it’s really like to feel those constant impulses, to get all that medication, to desperately want to be “normal.” In addition, he offers lots of valuable advice to parents.

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Ophelia Speaks - Sara Shandler (2000)

Shandler, an undergraduate at Wesleyan University, envisioned this book as a response to Mary Pipher's national best seller Reviving Ophelia (LJ 4/1/94), and it certainly lives up to her expectations. Shandler collected writings from adolescent girls all over the country on topics that include sexuality, eating disorders, feminism, family dynamics, and friendship

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Optimal Prescription Health: The real truth about balancing your prescription with complementary medicines - Martin Harris (2011)

Warning: You MUST read this book before you get your next prescripton. Prescription medicines often provide only half the answer - you must read this book to discover the missing piece of the puzzle. This book exposes the HIDDEN TRUTH (and provides you with practical solutions) about how the vicious cycle of only using prescription medicines may rob you of your energy and vitality and create even more illness, cheating you of your quality of life. If you, or any members of your family, take prescription medicines then you must read the information contained in this book. This information could change your life. - Are you worried that your prescription medicines are not treating the true causes of your ill health? - Are you worried that the side effects of your prescription medicines might be actually making you more sick? - Are you searching for alternative treatments but don't know which ones are effective and safe, and whether or not they are compatible with your prescription medicines? This book reveals the secrets to good health that I have discovered from my research and from working with tens of thousands of patients over more than 20 years in my pharmacy and nutrition medicine clinic. To illustrate how you can achieve great health I have included in this book real life case studies of patients with a variety of health conditions that I have helped. This includes the story of my own personal health tragedy. Read this book ... take control of your health!

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Options: A handbook for the elderly and those that care for them - Glenda Banks (1984)

The first edition of this book appeared in 1984. Described as a handbook, it was - and remains - exceedingly practical, presenting advice and offering alternatives with understanding and empathy.The current edition is not described as a handbook, but still lists and describes the options available to the aged and their carers. Importantly, it retains the sensitivity and understanding of the earlier edition, but at the same time recognises the steps taken by government and the private sector which have provided the basis of an 'appropriate, affordable network of home-based and respite care' (p.10). While the general layout is unchanged, subtle modifications reflect changing social awareness concerning the care and support of the elderly, and enhance the value of the book as a reference, particularly for those encountering for the first time, directly or indirectly, the problems and infirmities of age.

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Organizing the Disorganized Child : Simple Strategies to Succeed in School - Martin L. Kutscher (2009)

Renowned ADHD expert Dr. Martin Kutscher and coach Marcella Moran explain the roots of our children's organizational problems, and the parents' role in fixing them. They outline different organizational styles used by different students. (Not all kids organize the same way!) Kutscher and Moran outline exactly what school materials to buy, and how to set up the study area. They provide a step-by-step plan for an organizational system including: refining morning and nighttime routines, getting the correct work home, planning the work, and getting it back to where it belongs, tips for reading and note taking, study and test taking skills, and learning how to ask the right questions. "Organizing the Disorganized Child" is an essential toolkit that belongs on every parent's shelf.

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Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing: Elective and Emergency Management - Julia Kneale BSc(Hons) RN RNT WNB219 (2005)

Building on the success of the first edition, this edition brings together pertinent issues related to orthopaedic and trauma nursing, exploring the implications for practice and the evidence basis for clinical decisions. This text, compiled by a team of lecturers and experienced practitioners within the field, reflects the variety of adult and paediatric clinical settings where orthopaedic and trauma nurses work, including acute wards, clinics, community hospitals, nursing homes and patients' homes. This book provides a comprehensive reference text aimed at orthopaedic and trauma practitioners those in or developing specialist roles in orthopaedics and trauma undergraduate students on orthopaedic related courses.

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Osler's Web: Inside the labyrinth of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Epidemic - Hillary Johnson (1996)

For more than a decade a devastating disease has been allowed to spread through our country - unchecked, insufficiently researched, and all but ignored, if not denied, by the medical establishment. In many circles this disease, still known as Yuppi Flu, is dismissed as a psychological aberration. For the nearly two million people who have endured its traumatic and very real debilitating physical effects, however, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is no joke.

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Osteopathy - Steven Sandler (1996)

This guide to osteopathy concentrates on the treatment from the patient's point of view. Practical questions about treatment are answered and information provided on various aspects such as: what is osteopathy? Will it hurt? How can it help? How much does it cost? How do I find an osteopath?

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Osteopilates - Increase Bone Density Reduce Fracture Risk Look and Feel Great - Karen Lineback (2005)

Approximately 20 million Americans have low bone density, which is responsible for over 1.5 million fractures, annually costing our nation $38 million a day. When dealing with osteoporosis, are fractures inevitable? Is osteoporosis a sentence for pain, disfigurement, and life in a nursing home?Karena Lineback, a Pilates post-rehabilitation specialist, personal trainer, and Pilates studio owner, has noticed that when beginning an exercise program, not one of her osteoporotic clients has been familiar with the safe movement and exercise guidelines from the National Institute of Health (NIH) for osteoporosis. Could the fracture rate decline significantly if all patients had this information?OsteoPilates presents this vital information in a clear, concise format readily applicable to most exercise and everyday situations. The three-level Pilates program for osteoporosis has been modified using these safe movement guidelines. OsteoPilates commits an entire chapter to explaining safety guidelines and how to apply them to all activities, not just exercise. There are illustrations and descriptions, of how to safely perform numerous everyday tasks such as carrying groceries, lying down in bed, and tying one's shoes.OsteoPilates recognizes that exercise is only one part of a four-part treatment plan that will build bone density, reduce fracture risk, and improve health. The four-part plan consists of: -- Safe movement for exercise and everyday living. -- Postural awareness. -- Diet. -- Medication.Women have been warned that the increased risk of heart disease and breast cancer far outweighs the skeletal benefits of hormone replacement therapy. In droves, women are turningto more natural, safe, and effective methods for increasing bone density. To create a future without osteoporosis, OsteoPilates presents a second three-level exercise program for those who want to build their bone density (while building hard abdominals, and an overall toned, firm, more youthful appearance) before experiencing the inevitable bone loss that occurs during menopause and beyond.While OsteoPilates does offer a specific exercise program for increasing bone density, readers are given guidelines for modifying all activities. Once applying the guidelines in this book to their everyday lives, people with osteoporosis can more safely return to living a healthy, productive, and dynamic life.

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Our appointment with life - Thich Nhat Hanh (1991)

This easily accessible translation and commentary by Thich Nhat Hanh on the Sutra on Knowing the Better Way To Live Alone, the earliest teaching of the Buddha on living fully in the present moment. "To live alone" doesn't mean to isolate oneself from society. It means to live in mindfulness: to let go of the past and the future, and to look deeply and discover the true nature of all that is taking place in the present moment. To fully realize this is to meet our appointment with life and to experience peace, joy, and happiness this realization brings. A wonderful addition to the library of anyone interested in Buddhist studies. "Our appointment with life is in the present moment. The place of our appointment is right here, in this very place."

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Our labelled children - Robert J Sternberg and Elena L Grigorenko (1999)

Twenty percent of all school-aged children in this country have been labeled Learning Disabled. But what is a genuine learning disability? How does it differ from garden-variety poor learning? How can we more accurately assess and then teach to individual learning strengths instead of merely pinpointing learning weaknesses? In this passionately argued yet clear-headed book, internationally acclaimed cognitive psychologist Robert Sternberg and research scientist Elena Grigorenko tackle these controversial issues, urging that we understand the full range of factors that contribute to learning disabilities (and sometimes to their misdiagnosis) in order to improve the American educational and diagnostic systems.From the biological bases of dyslexia and other disabilities, to the tests that do and do not accurately assess learning abilities, to the social and educational pressures that contribute to misdiagnosis, Our Labeled Children clearly outlines the issues that concern both parents and teachers, ultimately pointing to clear strategies for improving our system to help children with all manner of learning problems.

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Our Stolen Future - Are We Threatening Our Fertility, Intelligence and Survival? - A Scientific Detective Story - Theo Colborn, Dianne Dumanoski and John Peterson Meyers (1997)

For years, scientists have noticed disruptions in animal breeding cycles, accompanied by increases in birth defects, sexual abnormalities and reproductive failure. Humans are not immune either, with sperm counts dropping by as much as 50% in recent decades and with women seeing a rise in hormone-related cancers, endometriosis and other disorders. This book traces the cause of these aberrations and diseases to the pervasive presence in the environment of chemicals that mimic hormones and trick the reproductive system. The conclusions are as obvious as they are inescapable - unless we make vital changes in the way we manufacture and employ the artefacts of our "good life", there will be no life at all.

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Out of control - Colin Iles (1996)

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Out of Darkness: A Memoir - Zoltan Torey (2003)

In June 1951, Hungarian-born Zoltan Torey met with an industrial accident in Sydney that was to forever change his life. Zoltan survived and responded to the tragedy in an unusual way - he decided to devote himself to helping solve the riddle of human consciousness.

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Out of my mind - Ben Benjamin and Ian Docherty (2004)

This is the story of one man's journey through the hell of mental illness and out the other side.

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Over my Head - Claudia L Osborn (2000)

Locked inside a brain-injured head looking out at a challenging world is the premise of this extraordinary autobiography. "Over My Head" is an inspiring story of how one woman comes to terms with the loss of her identity and the courageous steps (and hilarious missteps) she takes while learning to rebuild her life. The author, a 45-year-old doctor and clinical professor of medicine, describes the aftermath of a brain injury eleven years ago which stripped her of her beloved profession. For years she was deprived of her intellectual companionship and the ability to handle the simplest undertakings like shopping for groceries or sorting the mail. Her progression from confusion, dysfunction, and alienation to a full, happy life is told with restraint, great style, and considerable humor.
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Overcoming depression - Demitri Papalos M.D. and Janice Papalos (1997)

More than 20 million Americans will suffer an episode of depression or mania during their lifetimes, and one in five American families will feel its impact directly. For these families, "Overcoming Depression" is the essential resource. Since its first publication in 1987, it has become the book most often recommended by doctors to their depressed patients because it clearly and sympathetically presents state-of-the-art medical information and the solid, practical advice that patients and their families need to participate actively in diagnosis and treatment. Now featuring all-new data on the latest drugs, research, treatment, and medical insurance, it also includes a frank discussion of psychiatric therapy in the era of managed care."Helpful and practical information for depressed persons and their families." "--Los Angeles Times" "Overcoming Depression" is now "the" book, the first book that should be read by laypersons and all health professionals who are concerned with depressive illness in all its forms." "--National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Newsletter" "Concise, clearly written, and up-to-date. An excellent resource for patients and families afflicted by depression and manic-depressive illness."--E. Fuller Torrey, M.D., author of "Surviving Schizophrenia" "This is the best book on depression for general audiences that I have ever seen....I strongly recommend this book."--Robert M.A. Hirschfeld, M.D., chairman, Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Texas at Galveston"The most comprehensive book available for the layperson on depression. A storehouse of useful, indeed essential, information."--Donald F. Klein, M.D., Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

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Overcoming Trauma through Yoga: Reclaiming your body - David Emerson and Elizabeth Hopper, PhD (2011)

Survivors of trauma--whether abuse, accidents, or war--can end up profoundly wounded, betrayed by their bodies that failed to get them to safety and that are a source of pain. In order to fully heal from trauma, a connection must be made with oneself, including one's body. The trauma-sensitive yoga described in this book moves beyond traditional talk therapies that focus on the mind, by bringing the body actively into the healing process. This allows trauma survivors to cultivate a more positive relationship to their body through gentle breath, mindfulness, and movement practices. " Overcoming Trauma through Yoga "is a book for survivors, clinicians, and yoga instructors who are interested in mind/body healing. It introduces trauma-sensitive yoga, a modified approach to yoga developed in collaboration between yoga teachers and clinicians at the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute, led by yoga teacher David Emerson, along with medical doctor Bessel van der Kolk. The book begins with an in-depth description of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including a description of how trauma is held in the body and the need for body-based treatment. It offers a brief history of yoga, describes various styles of yoga commonly found in Western practice, and identifies four key themes of trauma-sensitive yoga. Chair-based exercises are described that can be incorporated into individual or group therapy, targeting specific treatment goals, and modifications are offered for mat-based yoga classes. Each exercise includes trauma-sensitive language to introduce the practice, as well as photographs to illustrate the poses. The practices have been offered to a wide range of individuals and groups, including men and women, teens, returning veterans, and others. Rounded out by valuable quotes and case stories, the book presents mindfulness, breathing, and yoga exercises that can be used by home practitioners, yoga teachers, and therapists as a way to cultivate awareness, tolerance, and an increased acceptance of the self.
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Overload - Beating M.E. - Jacqueline Steinkamp (1989)

One of the best books I have read on the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Has some stories on people with the syndrome that can be identified with. Covers the various aspects of the disease and includes a plan to start taking control of your life again. Also includes a diet plan for people with CFS. A highly recommended read.

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Pain Free: A revolutionary method for stopping chronic pain - Pete Egoscue (2000)

Starting today, you don't have to live in pain. That is the revolutionary message of this breakthrough system for eliminating chronic pain without drugs, surgery, or expensive physical therapy. Developed by Pete Egoscue, a nationally renowned physiologist and sports injury consultant to some of today's top athletes, the Egoscue Method has an astounding 95 percent success rate. The key is a series of gentle exercises and carefully constructed stretches called E-cises. Inside you'll find detailed photographs and step-by-step instructions for dozens of e-cizes specifically designed to provide quick and lasting relief of: Lower back pain, hip problems, sciatica, and bad knees Carpal tunnel syndrome and even some forms of arthritis Migraines and other headaches, stiff neck, fatigue, sinus problems, vertigo, and TMJ Shin splints, varicose veins, sprained or weak ankles, and many foot ailments Bursitis, tendinitis, and rotator cuff problems Plus special preventive programs for maintaining health through the entire body. With this book in hand, you're on your way to regaining the greatest gift of all: a pain-free body! the help of Pete Egoscue's revolutionary program of quick stretches and strength-building exercises, you can cure chronic pain, and do it naturally. Pete Egoscue has shown thousands of individuals, corporations, schools, and championship sports teams how to eliminate pain without investing in expensive ergonomic devices or resorting to surgery or drug therapies. His groundbreaking book, with nearly 50,000 hardcover copies sold, shows readers how to: Relieve lower back pain Improve hip problems, sciatica, and bad knees Relieve migraines and other headaches, stiff neck, fatigue, sinus problems, vertigo, and TMJ Relieve painful problems, like carpal tunnel syndrome, often misdiagnosed as arthritis Prevent injuries and maintain health through stretching programs for the entire body Filled with easy instructions, photos, and line illustrations throughout, this book will provide quick, effective pain relief.

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Pain Relief Without Drugs - Jan Sadler (2007)

In 1989, following surgery for a back injury, Jan Sadler was left in constant pain, with no hope of any further conventional treatment and no adequate prescription drug therapy. Rather than settle for a life of chronic suffering, she gave up her career teaching English and began an investigation into the self-treatment of her pain. Building on her skills as a teacher, she incorporated the pain management techniques she discovered into programs that would help other sufferers learn how to cope with pain and find truly effective relief from its debilitating effects. Sadler shows how we can reduce pain's grip by changing our personal reactions to the pain we are feeling. Chronic pain keeps our attention fixed firmly on our anguish, which then feeds the painful reaction back into our perception of being in pain, creating a vicious cycle. By allowing our reaction to become one of relaxation and acceptance, the pain is dramatically lessened, both by the absence of a negative perception and by the infusion of relaxation into the point of pain. In Pain Relief without Drugs, Sadler provides easy-to-use self-help techniques that offer support and understanding in breaking pain's cycle--from relaxation, visualization, and breathing techniques to setting goals, building self-esteem, and coping with pain flare-ups. The author's 25 years of coping with her own pain and 16 years of teaching pain management techniques result in a book that is filled with practical activities and possibilities for a better life. The book is accompanied by a 55-minute CD narrated by the author of key techniques for controlling pain.

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Parenting a Child with Sensory Processing Disorder: A Family Guide to Understanding and Supporting Your Sensory-sensitive Child - Christopher R. Auer and Susan L. Blumberg (2006)

The difficult, picky and apparently overly sensitive child in your life may be struggling with a little-known condition called sensory processing disorder (SPD). Kids with SPD may seem unduly sensitive to physical sensations, light and sound, and they may react strongly to sensory events that adults and other children take in stride or totally ignore. SPD can make it hard for kids to do well in school, participate in social events and live peaceably with other family members. Until now there have been only limited resources for parents of kids with this condition, but now a child advocate and child psychologist offer this comprehensive guide to parenting a child with SPD and integrating his or her care with the needs of the whole family. The book introduces SPD and offers an overview of what it means to advocate for a child with the condition. It describes a range of activities that help strengthen family relationships, improve communication about the disorder and deal with problem situations and conditions a child with SPD may encounter. Throughout, the book stresses the importance of whole-family involvement in the care of a child with SPD, especially the roles fathers play in care-giving. Many of the book's ideas are illustrated with case stories that demonstrate how the book's ideas can play out in daily life.

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Parenting for a Peaceful World - Robin Grille (2008)

Imagine a world where war, tyranny, human rights abuses and ecological destruction are relics of the past. What if the means to create such a reality were in the hands of mothers and fathers, and all those involved in the care and education of children? Parenting for a Peaceful World is a fascinating look at how parenting customs have shaped societies and major world events. It reveals how children adapt to different parenting styles and how these early experiences underpin the adults they become. In this expansive book, Robin Grille draws on revolutionary new research to argue that the safeguarding of children's emotional development is the key to creating a more peaceful and harmonious world. Parenting for a Peaceful World is a book for parents, child health professionals, and adults learning to be whole again. It is a manifesto for policy-makers and a resource for teachers. If the findings outlined in these pages are put into practice, the result may be a revolution of peace, humanity, and a world beyond our imagining.

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Parenting from the Inside Out - Daniel J. Siegel;Mary Hartzell (2004)

Explores the extent to which childhood experiences shape the way people parent, and offers parents guidelines on how to raise compassionate and resilient children.

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Parenting teenagers - Kate Birch and Sue Mafi (1996)

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Parenting Your Adopted Child : A Positive Approach to Building a Strong Family - Andrew Adesman and Christine Adamec (2004)

Learn how to give your adopted child a positive, loving home. '"Parenting Your Adopted Child" is a welcome source of practical, useful parenting advice to parents and friends' - Susan Caughman, editor and publisher, "Adoptive Families" magazine. Parents of adopted children face unique challenges in addition to all the "regular" problems other families must face. How much information about the adoption should you share with your family? Your neighbors? When should you start explaining adoption to your child, and how? Grounded in a refreshingly positive approach, "Parenting Your Adopted Child" provides helpful tools that enable you to understand and counter common myths about adoption that may be harmful to your child.Chock-full of expert advice from a renowned pediatrician who specializes in adoption issues and a noted writer on adoption issues who is also the mother of an adopted child, "Parenting Your Adopted Child" clearly demonstrates how to tailor your parenting approach to suit your child's distinct needs. You'll find the answers to such common concerns as: Why, when, and how do I explain adoption to my child and others? How can I help my child deal with adoption at different stages of life? How do I nurture a strong relationship between siblings? How do I deal with family members who don't include my child? How do I help my child deal with people who harbor negative views of adoption? Does my child need a therapist and, if so, how do I find the right one? And, how much should I tell my child's teachers?Andrew Adesman, M.D., is chief of developmental and behavioral pediatrics at Schneider Children's Hospital and associate professor of pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Adesman also serves as director of the Adoption Evaluation Center and the neonatal developmental follow-up program at Schneider Children's Hospital. Christine Adamec is the author or coauthor of fifteen books, including four on adoption-related topics

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Parenting Your Stressed Child: 10 MindfulnessBased Stress Reduction Practices to Help Your Child Manage Stress and Build Essential Life Skills - Michelle L. Bailey MD FAAP (2011)

Kids may have fewer responsibilities than mom and dad but childhood can still be one of the most stressful periods in life. The stresses of school extracurricular activities and even daytoday family living can make kids feel overwhelmed and distracted. To make matters worse children have very little control over the events in their lives and havent had as much practice managing stress as adults. In Parenting Your Stressed Child youll learn a variety of simple and effective mindfulnessbased stress reduction MBSR skills that you can teach your child to help him or her stay resilient and calm in the face of stress. This guide includes breathing exercises progressive muscle relaxation practices and visualization and lovingkindness meditations you and your child can do together to handle the ups and downs of everyday life. By modeling these skills and incorporating them into your own life you can help your child learn the art of resilience

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Parents and educators as partners - A workbook for helping your child after brain injury - Marilyn Lash MSW and Bob Cluett (2016)

Workbook for parents of children and youth with acquired brain injury shows how to work more effectively as partners with educators to address the student's special needs for education and support in the classroom. It shows how to apply 6 essential skills used by professional case managers to negotiate educational services for the student. Included with the manual is a CD with over 60 pages of printable worksheets.

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Parvana's journey - Deborah Ellis (2004)

This sequel by award-winning author, Deborah Ellis, tells the story of Parvana, travelling alone across a war-ridden Afghanistan in an attempt to find her family. *Deborah Ellis is the winner of the Governor General's Award in Canada, their equivalent to the Carnegie Medal

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Patanjali's Meditation Yoga - Vyn Bailey (1997)

A description of a mental and physical yoga program.

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Patient and person - Jane Stein-Parbury (2014)

Patient & Person provides a practical guide to establishing and building relationships in nursing practice. It systematically addresses the theoretical, practical and personal dimensions of relating to patients and provides guidelines for determining when and how to act. It encourages meaningful nursing practice by focusing on patients as individuals.

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Pay it Forward - Catherine Ryan Hyde (2000)

What if everyone in the world did a good deed for three people, and what if each of those "paid it forward" by doing a good deed for three more, and so on, until the world was a different place. Teacher Reuben St Clair asks his class to do just that and 12-year-old Trevor amazes everyone

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Peace a Day at a Time - 365 Meditations for Wisdom and Serenity - Karen Casey (2011)

Karen Casey's daily meditation books have guided millions through their recovery and daily lives. She has written eloquently about almost every facet of recovery and how to live a sober, balanced life by trying to live in the present, one day at a time. In this new collection Casey offers meditations for the next step in recovery: developing serenity in order to live a happier, more peaceful life. Drawn from her most popular meditation books, "Peace a Day at a Time" offers a classic meditation-a-day: an opening quote, a brief essay, and a takeaway message--for every day of the year. This powerful set of daily reminders on how to stay centered and find inner peace features a companion index with key theme words to reference any issue you are struggling with. Meditations include: * paying attention and listening to your inner voice * avoiding drama and letting go of blame * how to stop living from crisis to crisis * coping with fear, sorrow, anger, and pain * embracing change * practicing kindness, joy, hope, and acceptance Karen Casey is a popular workshop leader and speaker, whose groundbreaking "Each Day a New Beginning," a 365-day meditation book, has sold more than 2 million copies.

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Peace of mind - Dr Ian Gawler (1987)

Meditation’s ultimate goal is to generate Peace of Mind. In the process it produces many other tangible benefits. Meditation can transform your life. This best-selling classic clearly and completely sets out the many benefits and techniques of meditation. This information is presented in a style that combines the clear logic of the Western intellect with the intuitive insight of the Eastern mystic.This book is an excellent starting point for those seeking a clear, step-by-step introduction to meditation.

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People of the Eye - Rachel McKee (2002)

The storytellers are old and young, and their lives reflect the diversity and commonality of Deaf experience. The pain acknowledged by a generation brought up forbidden to sign contrasts with the confidence of young people using New Zealand Sign Language as they assert 'Deaf pride'. Children growing up in Deaf families talk of their identity quite differently from those in hearing families. There is joy and sadness, confusion and resolution, regret and optimism.Several generation of Deaf voices speak here of their experience in the wider context of New Zealand life: they echo the research and new political consciousness that identifies the Deaf as a cultural-linguistic community. And their words hold a mirror to mainstream society's ill-informed perceptions of being Deaf.

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People with Autism behaving badly - John Clements (2005)

People with autism spectrum conditions may often behave in ways that cause difficulties for themselves and those who care for them. People with Autism Behaving Badly offers effective, long-term strategies to help resolve common problem behaviors such as physical aggression, self-injury, verbal abuse, rudeness and property damage. The book is organized around the common messages conveyed by behaviors and some of the underlying issues that drive these messages. Practical ideas for intervention are provided and illustrated by case examples. A range of exercises help to build understanding of the issues and detail appropriate plans. A log book helps to track what has been tried and what has been learned. In addition the author explores the role of relationship 'styles' that can help reduce challenging behaviors and encourage positive ones. Realistic information about working together with individuals, families and outside agencies, and about the pros and cons of medication, is also included. This hands-on, practical manual is indispensable for families, carers and anyone involved with autistic people who need help with behavioral or emotional challenges.

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People's Desk Reference for essential oils - Essential Science Publishing (2000)

Review - Full of more than just basic info. This EODR has info an what you need to know to effectively use EO's. More than just recipes, this helps you understand how they work, why they work and much more.

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Persons at risk of suicide - guidelines on good clinical practice - H Gethin Morgan and John H Owen (1990)

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Peter and Me - Helene Ritchie (2013)

They first met when Helene was 18 years old. Together for nearly 40 years, this is the story of their relationship through Peter's intense last four years involving 24/7 care, the impact of a horrible illness and a shameful and ad hoc health system. It aims to give a voice to isolated and exploited carers, especially those in private homes, and to expose fundamental issues about humanity and failed systems. It calls for a Royal Commission inquiry and a 'bipartisan' Parliamentary response to produce viable solutions.

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Phantom Illness - Recognizing, Understanding and Overcoming Hypochondria - Carla Cantor (2001)

This is truly a breakthrough book - the first to offer hope to those struggling with a debilitating disorder generally dismissed by the medical community: hypochondria. Carla Cantor validates the often discounted fears and confusions of sufferers by sharing her own story of recovery as well as the compelling accounts of hundreds of others. Authoritatively and encouragingly, she summarizes the latest knowledge and research on the nature of the disorder and its possible treatments.

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Pilates - Body in motion - Alycea Ungaro;Russell Sadur (2002)

PILATES is a unique exercise system that gives rapid, yet lasting results: a leaner, sculpted body, increased abdominal and lower back strength and improved posture. Pilates Body in Motion shows you how to achieve these remarkable results at home. Expert Guidance from Alycea Ungaro, who teaches the authentic Pilates technique at her New York City studio - Tribeca Bodyworks Full-colour step-by-step photographs of the complete matwork programme, plus a selection of standing exercises Annotated Self-Corrections" highlight common mistakes and show how to avoid them when performing the exercises Suitable for all ages and levels of fitness"

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Pilates Anatomy - Dr Abby Ellsworth (2009)

Written and developed by a renowned pilates instructor, Pilates Anatomy is designed to be a thorough guide for every level—from beginner to advanced. This unique book aims to teach more than just different exercises. Detailed anatomical illustrations teach readers all about muscle mechanics and how their bodies work to encourage safe, injury–free workouts. To help reinforce students’ understanding, this book also features reference sections on pilates terminology and a glossary of muscles. Discover how "chicken wings," "tiny steps," and "the corkscrew" can help create a long, lean, strong body. Readers can choose from a comprehensive list of individual pilates exercises designed for every level of practice. In addition to individual movements, this amazing book also includes a series of challenging workouts featuring both mats and props for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students. Interest in pilates continues to grow—there are over 15 million people who regularly practice pilates, and many more who would like to try this method of exercise.
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Plan B - Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble - Lester R Brown (2003)

Lester Brown notes that if the environmental trends of recent decades continue, the global economy will soon begin to unravel. The food sector, he believes, is the most vulnerable. Record-high temperatures and falling water tables are already taking the edge off grain harvests in some countries, including China, the world's largest grain producer. The wake-up call will come, Brown believes, when 1.3 billion Chinese consumers with an $80 billion trade surplus start competing with Americans for U.S. grain, driving up food prices. Rising food prices could create political instability in low-income countries, disrupting global economic progress. At that point, it will be clear that business as usual-Plan A-is not working. In Plan B, Brown outlines a World War II-type mobilization to stabilize climate by restructuring the global energy economy and to stabilize population by investing heavily in health care, family planning, and the education of girls in developing countries.

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Planets and Possibilities - Susan Miller (2002)

Astrology is almost as old as mankind and has helped countless people throughout the ages but, although knowing astrological basics can tell you a lot, a more in-depth look into this ancient art can reveal so much more. In PLANETS AND POSSIBILITIES Susan Miller, creator of the popular website Astrology Zone ®, takes an in-depth look into the ancient art of astrology. She explains how understanding your star sign can help you envision new possibilities for your future, ones you may never have considered. Learning about the myths the Greeks and Romans attached to the twelve zodiac signs can give you deeper understanding of your sign and Susan also explains how every Sun sign has a guardian planet that strongly influences individual personalities. What will your ruling planet say about you?* Learn which careers may be luckiest, more profitable and fun for you* Discover the best ways to handle your cash flow and the ideal way for you to get rich* Be more fit by following the natural tendencies of both your personality and body* Find out more about your romantic side and how to attract the right person for you

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Pleasurable Kingdom - Animals and the Nature of Feeling Good - Jonathan Balcombe (2007)

"Pleasurable Kingdom" presents new evidence that animals--like humans--enjoy themselves. From birds to baboons, insects to iguanas, animals feel good thanks to play, sex, touch, food, anticipation, comfort, aesthetics, and more. Combining rigorous evidence, elegant argument and amusing anecdotes, leading animal behavior researcher Jonathan Balcombe shows that the possibility of positive feelings in creatures other than humans has important ethical ramifications for both science and society.

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Poisoned Planet - How Constant Exposure to Man-Made Chemicals is Putting Your Life at Risk - Julian Cribb (2015)

We want things to be cheap, convenient and useful. Our food arrives contaminated with pesticides and wastes, wrapped in plastic made of hormone-disrupting chemicals. We bathe and dress our children in petrochemicals. Even our coffee contains minuscule traces of arsenic, cup by cup adding to the toxins accumulating in our bodies. Man-made chemicals are creating a silent epidemic. Our children are sicker; cancer, obesity, allergies and mental health issues are on the rise in adults; and frighteningly, we may be less intelligent than previous generations. A poisoned planet is the price we pay for our lifestyle, but Julian Cribb shows we have the tools to clean it up and create a healthier, safer future for us all.

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Positive Options for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome :CRPS: Self-Help and Treatment - Elena Juris (2014)

Imagine if the mere breeze of an air conditioner were to send you into excruciating pain. For those suffering from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), historically called Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), this crippling neuropathic pain is an unrelenting reality. With symptoms such as swelling, hypersensitivity, stiffness, burning pain, and temperature abnormalities, CRPS can develop at any time and quickly leaves its victims disabled and isolated. This book explains CRPS in an accessible style for all readers, and provides the latest medical treatments, self-help techniques, complementary therapies, and holistic strategies for maximizing the potential for healing. Readers will find a wealth of tips on life modifications to help better manage their condition. They ll find two interviews with practitioners who offer insights every patient should know, with the help of pain specialist Edward Carden, MD, and occupational therapist and neurological acupuncturist Sheri Barnes. They ll find a discussion of complementary therapies to tailor to their needs. They ll find a list of "dynamite distractions" that can refresh the pain-wracked mind and help readers rediscover their imagination and humor, when they just need to take their mind off the illness. They ll draw hope from real patient testimonies on techniques for transforming the pain and discomfort of CRPS. They ll find a chapter addressed to loved ones, providing advice and support in their difficult roles as encouragers and caregivers. Finally, readers will find information on how everyone can help to increase CRPS awareness, and an extensive list of resources to help patients and caregivers begin to connect with the support available. CRPS remains a mysterious, poorly understood condition and few books about it exist, as knowledge of the syndrome continues to evolve. Previously, the condition was called Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD). This second, retitled edition to the original "Positive Options for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD): Self-help and Treatment" (2004) is chock-full of new information, reflecting a decade s worth of advancements following the popular debut of the book s first edition. "

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Positively Parkinson's - Symptoms and Diagnosis, Research and Treatment, Advice and Support - Ann Andrews (2011)

More than 10,000 New Zealanders have Parkinson's disease, but many thousands more are dealing with it every day - relatives and friends, carers and health professionals. Informative, practical and uplifting, this is a book for anyone with Parkinson's and for those who support them. It contains answers to the questions you might ask about Parkinson's, from symptoms and diagnosis to the latest treatments and therapies, as well as the most recent medical research into stem cells and gene therapy. Drawing on her own experience as well as that of others, Ann Andrews offers clear advice on how to cope with the impact of Parkinson's on everything from employment, finance and relationships, to exercise, diet and self-care. The combination of the practical and the personal sets this book apart from others on the same topic. Thoroughly researched and perceptively written, this is an empowering resource for anyone who needs to adjust their life to Parkinson's.

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Post Trauma Stress - Frank Parkinson (2000)

For survivors of physical and emotional violence, advice from professionals on how to reduce the far-reaching effects of post-traumatic stress.

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Post-Concussion Syndrome: An Evidence Based Approach - William D Boyd (2014)

William D. Boyd, Ph.D., is a board certified neuropsychologist who has worked with individuals with mild traumatic brain injury and post-concussion syndrome since 1988. Dr. Boyd earned the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Psychology from Texas Woman's University in 1984 and also has a Master of Arts degree in School Psychology and a Master of Arts degree in Music Therapy. Dr. Boyd has directed hospital based brain injury rehabilitation programs and in clinical settings. He is currently the neuropsychologist for Colorado Rehabilitation and Occupational Medicine in Aurora, Colorado.
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Practical Guide to Reiki - an Ancient Healing Art - Klaudia Hochhuth (1996)

Classic book on an ancient art of natural healing rediscovered 100 years ago in Japan, now reprinted and updated. It tells of the gentle art of Reiki and leads readers through all aspects, from the initiation to the Master's Path. A must for all Reiki students and practitioners.

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Practical Reiki - Richard Ellis (1999)

Reiki, the simple laying-on of hands, can channel life-empowering energy and heal physical and emotional ailments! By focusing on the seven chakras--powerful centers throughout the body that interact with an ocean of energy--the ancient art of Reiki activates the body's natural ability to cure itself and restores its natural balance. Rise through the three levels of Reiki, at each stage passing through initiations and encountering sacred symbols. Learn how energy travels through the hands and how to perform a foundation treatment that consists of 16 positions--or treat someone to a shorter, quicker version. Use thought as energy to work on conflicts at home or the office, and develop a deeper sense of empathy. With information on curing specific conditions, guidance on meditation and exercises to raise self-awareness, and ideas for creating a healing space, you'll be well on your way to a life-altering experience.

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Practising Happiness : How Mindfulness Can Free You From Psychological Traps and Help You Build the Life You Want - Ruth A. Baer (2014)

Mindfulness is a way of paying attention that originates in Eastern meditation traditions but is increasingly discussed and practised in Western culture. It is usually defined as focusing one's complete attention on present-moment experiences in a non-judgemental and accepting way. Buddhist traditions suggest that the cultivation of mindfulness through the practice of meditation reduces suffering and cultivates positive qualities, such as insight, wisdom, compassion and equanimity. In recent years, the Western mental health community has adapted mindfulness meditation practices for use in medical and mental health settings, and several interventions based on mindfulness training are now widely available. Those with the best scientific support include mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). These treatments can be applied to a wide range of problems, disorders and populations and the evidence increasingly supports their efficacy. Practising Happiness is the first self-help book to integrate the wisdom, skills and practices available from the four leading evidence-based mindfulness treatments (MBSR, MBCT, DBT and ACT). FREE audio content and guided meditations are available at www.practising-happiness.co.uk

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Pranic Nourishment - Living on Light - Jasmuheen (1998)


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Prenatal yoga for conception, pregnancy and birth - Francoise Freedman (2003)

Yoga is the perfect exercise for pregnant women. It is a gentle, safe means of keeping the body toned and supple without strain, keeping aches and pains at bay and energy flowing. This guide provides yoga exercises that tone, align, strengthen, prepare and relax the body for conception, all three stages of pregnancy, and the birth itself. Classical yoga postures are adapted to meet the very special demands placed on the body at this time and breathing, movement and relaxation are combined for the ultimate holistic programme. Suitable for complete beginners and experienced yogis, prenatal yoga benefits both the mother-to-be and the baby.

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Presence - An Exploration of Profound Change in People, Organizations, and Society - Peter M Senge, C Otto Scharmer, Joseph Jaworski and Betty Sue Flowers (2005)

Presence is an intimate look at the development of a new theory about change and learning. In wide-ranging conversations held over a year and a half, organizational learning pioneers Peter Senge, C. Otto Scharmer, Joseph Jaworski, and Betty Sue Flowers explored the nature of transformational change--how it arises, and the fresh possibilities it offers a world dangerously out of balance. The book introduces the idea of -presence---a concept borrowed from the natural world that the whole is entirely present in any of its parts--to the worlds of business, education, government, and leadership. Too often, the authors found, we remain stuck in old patterns of seeing and acting. By encouraging deeper levels of learning, we create an awareness of the larger whole, leading to actions that can help to shape its evolution and our future. Drawing on the wisdom and experience of 150 scientists, social leaders, and entrepreneurs, including Brian Arthur, Rupert Sheldrake, Buckminster Fuller, Lao Tzu, and Carl Jung, Presence is both revolutionary in its exploration and hopeful in its message. This astonishing and completely original work goes on to define the capabilities that underlie our ability to see, sense, and realize new possibilities--in ourselves, in our institutions and organizations, and in society itself.

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Present Moment Awareness - Shannon Duncan (2003)

Filled with easy, accessible anecdotes and exercises, "Present Moment Awareness" shows readers how they can drop their emotional baggage, calm their worries about the future, and start enjoying the peace and happiness that can only be found in the present moment. Through a series of simple but enlightening concepts, Duncan, who retired a multimillionaire before the age of 30 and has become a word-of-mouth phenomenon, shows how we can discover the true causes of our stress and discontent, transform our emotions from rulers into advisors, and start enjoying our lives, right here and now.

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Probiotics Nature's Internal Healers - Natasha Trenev (1998)

Probiotic organisms are the body's first line of defense against harmful microorganisms we inhale or ingest. Kept strong, this bacterial army prevents a range of illnesses. "Probiotics" reviews the beneficial bacteria, tells how to use supplements to keep them strong and effective, and includes relevant information on their antibiotic, antiviral, and anti-cancer capabilities.

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Promising Futures - Margot Welch (2006)

The unexpected rewards of engaged philanthropy

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Proof of Heaven: A neurosurgeon's journey into the afterlife - Eben Alexander, M.D. (2012)

A SCIENTIST'S CASE FOR THE AFTERLIFE Thousands of people have had near-death experiences, but scientists have argued that they are impossible. Dr. Eben Alexander was one of those scientists. A highly trained neurosurgeon, Alexander knew that NDEs feel real, but are simply fantasies produced by brains under extreme stress. Then, Dr. Alexander's own brain was attacked by a rare illness. The part of the brain that controls thought and emotion--and in essence makes us human--shut down completely. For seven days he lay in a coma. Then, as his doctors considered stopping treatment, Alexander's eyes popped open. He had come back. Alexander's recovery is a medical miracle. But the real miracle of his story lies elsewhere. While his body lay in coma, Alexander journeyed beyond this world and encountered an angelic being who guided him into the deepest realms of super-physical existence. There he met, and spoke with, the Divine source of the universe itself. Alexander's story is not a fantasy. Before he underwent his journey, he could not reconcile his knowledge of neuroscience with any belief in heaven, God, or the soul. Today Alexander is a doctor who believes that true health can be achieved only when we realize that God and the soul are real and that death is not the end of personal existence but only a transition. This story would be remarkable no matter who it happened to. That it happened to Dr. Alexander makes it revolutionary. No scientist or person of faith will be able to ignore it. Reading it will change your life.

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Proud of me - Charlene Smith (2002)

Customer review: I was in South Africa when the article that forms the basis of this book came out. I walked into a friend's kitchen and her husband had the newspaper open on the table and was sobbing. It dominated talk shows from Johannesburg to New York - the author appeared on shows like CBS 60 Minutes and ABC Nightline. It is a book not just about one person, but the many men, women and children who experience harm and stay silent - and the few brave enough to speak out, who change the world. This is a book that will change your life if you read it. It will make you angry in parts but leave you feeling positive and inspired by its end. A remarkable tale.

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Proud Spirit - Lessons, Insights & Healing from 'The Voice of the Spirit World' - Rosemary Altea (1998)

Rosemary uses revealing episodes from her own personal life, as well as stories gathered from her work as a spiritual medium and a healer, to illuminate our understanding of what happens when we die: Will our human personalities survive death intact? Are people in the spirit world affected by the actions of their loved ones on earth? Can suicide cause someone to turn away from the light? Will we be reunited with our cherished pets on the other side? These questions, among others, are answered. But in Proud Spirit Rosemary goes beyond the landscape of death, presenting exquisitely simple teaching stories that shine a light on human conduct. We meet the heroic bystander who "intrudes" to defend a small boy against his father's verbal abuse, the daughter who "rapes" her father by callously rejecting his apology, and the woman who learns that self-denigration is too great a price to pay for a relationship. In a provocative section called The Laws of the Universe, Rosemary and Grey Eagle address some of the most divisive issues of our time, including racial prejudice, abortion, and homosexuality. Sure to initiate discussion and debate, Rosemary asks whether the Ten Commandments are relevant today, as she surveys the many religious traditions of the world

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Proust and the Squid : The Story and Science of the Reading Brain - Maryanne Wolf (2008)

We were never born to read', says Maryanne Wolf. 'No specific genes ever dictated reading's development. Human beings invented reading only a few thousand years ago. And with this invention, we changed the very organisation of our brain, which in turn expanded the ways we were able to think, which altered the intellectual evolution of our species.' In "Proust and the Squid", Maryanne Wolf explores our brains' near-miraculous ability to arrange and re-arrange themselves in response to external circumstances. She examines how this 'open architecture', the elasticity of our brains, helps and hinders humans in their attempts to learn to read, and to process the written language. She also investigates what happens to people whose brains make it difficult to acquire these skills, such as those with dyslexia.Wolf, a world expert on the reading brain, brings both a personal passion and deft style to this, the story of the reading brain. It is a pop science masterpiece on a subject that anyone who loves reading will be sure to find fascinating.

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Psychological Effects of Concussion - D M A Gronwall and H Sampson (1974)

Written a long time ago, this series of experiments designed to show the immediate effects of concussion some 40 years ago, reveals early hints at what would later be discovered and confirmed in later literature. Published by Auckland University Press.

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Psychology: The brain, the person, the world - Stephen M Kosslyn and Robin S Rosenberg (2000)

In an accessible 15-chapter format, psychological principles are used as a pedagogical system to guide and enhance the learning process, reinforced by a unique teaching theme. Stephen Kosslyn and Robin Rosenberg introduce the field of psychology by 1) exploring how psychological principles can be applied to enhance learning and 2) integrating the field of psychology by viewing it from various perspectives (the brain, the person, the group). Offering a structured pedagogical system based on psychological research about how we best learn and remember information, students will "use psychology to learn psychology." The unique student introduction, "Using Psychology to Learn Psychology" introduces this system and serves as a roadmap for active learning. Through their own research and clinical work, as well as their experiences as teachers, Kosslyn and Rosenberg have found that exploring psychology from multiple perspectives further enhances learning.Examining psychological issues from the levels of the brain (physiological mechanisms), the person (beliefs, desires, and feelings) and the group (the physical and social world) and their interactions, helps students organize and integrate topics within and across chapters, and actively apply psychology to their lives.

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PTSD: A spouse's perspective - Erica David (2011)

Has PTSD invaded your world?Are you always 'walking on eggshells'? Feel like nothing you do is right. Are you the victim of physical, emotional or verbal abuse? Are you in a relationship with someone who suffers from PTSD? Then this book is a must read for you. There is hope! So many spouses of PTSD sufferers have the false belief that nobody can understand what they are going through. Believe me when I say, you are not alone. There are literally thousands of victims just like you. Facing the same issues everyday that you are facing. This book is written for you, the spouse, to offer hope by giving you detailed knowledge of PTSD and Secondary PTSD and also offer you coping mechanisms for living in a world of PTSD.

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Pursuing Social Justice in New Zealand - Ruth Porter (2007)

A collection of stories and compelling arguments from a range of New Zealanders, some well known, others less so, but each with a common experience: whether in sport or business - in protecting the environment or helping immigrants - when it comes to providing social justice, communities are best. Contributors include John Graham, Pita Sharples, Jim Hopkins, Lyn Campbell, Muriel Newman and others.

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Putting on the Brakes: Understanding and Taking Control of Your ADD or ADHD - Patricia O. Quinn (2009)

All you need to know about attention deficit disorder is included in this updated edition of the bestselling classic Putting on the Brakes. This resource for young people their parents and professionals is now revised and expanded covering the newest techniques in diagnosing and treating ADHD including updated information about medication; organization and time management strategies; the most current techniques in relaxation including yoga progressive relaxation and meditation; and tips on how to ask for help guidance and support in managing ADHD and its symptoms.

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Qi Gong for Beginners - Eight Silken Movements for Vibrant Health - Stanley Wilson (1998)

Written for beginners and appropriate for young and old alike, this book presents eight gentle, easy-to-learn exercises that introduce readers to the ancient practice of qi gong, the art of balancing and strengthening one''s life force.'

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Qigong - Essence of the Healing Dance - Garri Garripoli (2008)

Qigong: Essence of the Healing Dance will show you that you carry within yourself the ability to heal. Learn to tap into this innate gift and dance your own dance of life. You are sure to find this book fascinating, even life changing. A must-read for anyone intrigued by the mystique of ancient Eastern healing arts or seeking a daily practice that promotes and maintains full-body well-being. Qigong (pronounced "chee-gong") is an ancient Chinese health-care modality that has fascinated people throughout the millennia. Based on the fundamental principles of traditional Chinese medicine, Qigong is a system that teaches us to understand Qi, our bioelectric life force, and use it to heal ourselves and others. "Qigong: Essence of the Healing Dance" will show you some of the basics of the outward "exercises" that are normally associated with the practice of Qigong, as well as detailing movements from such systems as Wuji Qigong, Bagua Xun Dao Gong and Shaolin Qigong. More than merely outlining these practices, this book will take you on a journey of exploration into the essence of this fascinating, though little understood, healing practice. Masters from around the world-such as the ninety-two-year-old Duan Zhi Liang of Beijing, Canadian healer Effie Poy Yew Chow and American Jerry Johnson-contribute their personal insights into the wonders of Qigong. People from various walks of life, all of whom have achieved healing as a result of practicing Qigong, share their powerful experiences. Author Garri Garripoli, himself a practitioner of Qigong for the past twenty years, renders the book fascinating and easy-to-read. He expertly guides you on this once-in-a-lifetime journey, inspiring you to look deeper into healing in order to discover how to move beyond the standards and limitations of Western medicine

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Qigong for Parkinson's Disease - Bianca Molle, Robert Rodgers PhD (2014)

Robert Rodgers, PhD from Parkinsons Recovery, interviews Bianca Molle who discusses how her Qigong practice has helped reverse her own Parkinson's symptoms. Qigong is the form of medical Qigong that matches ancient movements, meditation and sounds to facilitate the healing of modern medical conditions. Qigong is beneficial to Parkinson's for one primary reason. It reconnects the mind and the body. This connection helps the mind focus, the brain create new neural connections, the body move with ease and the heart discover inner joy and happiness. Studies have now mapped remarkable changes in the brain that result from practices like Qigong. Through her own research investigations Bianca learned about how Qigong had been reputed to help Parkinson's. In June, 2009, a little over a year since her Parkinson's disease diagnosis, Mingtong Gu of the Chi Center brought Zhineng Qigong to Marin County. Within her first few minutes of practice, she began to feel relief. Symptoms gradually abated. In September of 2010 she was declared symptom-free of the disease by the neurologist. She continues to feel better and stronger in all aspects of her life.

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Qualitative Methods for Health Research - Judith Green and Nicki Thorogood (2004)

Qualitative Methods for Health Research is a practical introduction to designing, conducting and appraising qualitative research in areas such as public health, health services research, nursing and health promotion. This book will be useful for professionals and students with little prior knowledge of social science theory. The authors provide a clear guide for the reader who would like to know more about how to apply their skills to the field of health. Using examples from health research projects in a wide range of settings, it introduces readers to the key debates in qualitative methodology, issues in designing ethical and feasible projects, the main methods of collecting and analyzing qualitative data, and ways of reading and writing qualitative research. Key features include: - case studies - chapter summaries - highlighted key points A basic understanding of methodological principles is as important in applied as in academic work. Health professionals and students alike will learn a great deal about applying methods from this textbook.

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Queen Bees and wannabes - Rosalind Wiseman (2003)

When Rosalind Wiseman first published QUEEN BEES & WANNABEES, she fundamentally changed the way adults look at girls' friendships and conflicts - from how they choose their best friends, how they express their anger, their boundaries with boys, and their relationships with parents. Wiseman showed how girls of every background are profoundly influence by their interactions with one another. Now, Wiseman has revised and updated her groundbreaking book for a new generation of girls living in the age of Facebook, IM and text message. Packed with insights about technology's impact on Girl World and enlivened with the experiences of girls, boys, and parents, the book that inspired the hit movie Mean Girls offers concrete strategies to help you empower your daughter to be socially competent and treat herself with dignity.

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Quiet - Susan Cain (2012)

Quiet is a startling, important and readable page-turner. It will make quiet people see through themselves in a whole new light.' Naomi Wolf, author of The Beauty Myth 'Once in a blue moon, a book comes along that gives us startling new insights. Quiet is that book: part page-turner, part cutting edge science, it will change the way you see yourself, other people, and the world.' Adam Grant, The Wharton School of Business 'Quiet legitimizes and even celebrates the 'niche' that represents half the people in the world. Think Malcolm Gladwell for people who don't take themselves too seriously. Mark my words, this book will be a bestseller.' Guy Kawasaki, author of Enchantment 'Happiness is . . . Quiet, an extraordinary book that will change for ever the way society views introverts. Superbly researched and deeply insightful, Quiet is an indispensable resource for anyone who wants to understand the gifts of the introverted half of the population.' Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project 'An intriguing and potentially life-altering examination of the human psyche that is sure to benefit both introverts and extroverts alike.' Kirkus Reviews

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Race Against Time - Stephen Lewis (2005)


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Race Relations in the USA Since 1900 - Vivienne Sanders (2003)

A detailed account of the history of Black, Hispanic, Native, and Asian Americans since 1900, this title uses biographical accounts of prominent figures to illustrate the changing nature of the political and social struggles of the era. The text gives particular emphasis to the roles of Booker T. Washington, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Lyndon Johnson, and Jesse Jackson, with an expanded feature on radicals in the 1960s. The relative importance of prominent individuals, grass-roots activists, private and public organizations, and external pressures are weighed up throughout this history of change, progress, and regression. Revised study guides are included and provide students with a firm basis for answering structured, essay, and source-based questions.

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Race You to the Top: The Tony Christiansen Story - Tony Christiansen; Liz Dobson (2000)

This is an extraordinary story of an ordinary boy, who at the age of nine lost both his legs in a railway accident. Refusing to wallow in self-pity Tony went on to become school swimming champion, a surf lifesaver, a Tae Kwon Do black belt and the first disabled pilot to fly solo.

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Radical - Fighting to Put Students First - Michelle Rhee (2014)

Our country's status as a world leader in education is at grave risk. In Radical, Michelle Rhee, a driving force behind American education reform, delivers her plan for better American schools. Informing her critique are her years of teaching in inner-city Baltimore; her turbulent tenure as chancellor of the Washington, D.C., public schools; and her current role as an education activist. The book chronicles Rhee's awakening to the potential of every child blessed with a great teacher, her rage at adults with special interests who block badly needed change, and her recognition that it will take a grassroots movement to break through the barriers to outstanding public schools.An incisive and intensely personal call to arms, Michelle Rhee's Radical is required reading for anyone who seeks a guide not only to the improvement of our schools but also to a brighter future for America's children.

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Rain Hail or Shine - Trisha Irving (2005)

This book talks honestly and openly about the sorts of changes, losses and grief carers can experience. Often not understood by others, these can have a significant effect on carers’ physical health, mental and emotional well-being, social life, financial situation and so much more.” This book also has New Zealand carers sharing their journeys through grief.

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Raising a Handicapped Child - A Helpful Guide for Parents of the Physically Disabled - Charlotte E Thompson (1999)

Around twelve per cent of school children are disabled from birth defects, accidents, illnesses, or other causes. This means that seven hundred children who need special care are born each day, and the number appears to be growing. Raising a Handicapped Child offers a complete, practical, and reassuring guide for parents who care for these children. The book includes advice on how to find the best professional help, how to keep up with the latest medical treatments, how to cope with the costs of medical treatment, how to select educational programs that are geared to specific disabilities and are designed to fulfill a handicapped child's greatest potential, and how parents and family can help themselves and each other

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Raising Girls - Steve Biddulph (2013)

Steve Biddulph's Raising Boys was a global phenomenon. The first book in a generation to look at boys' specific needs, parents loved its clarity and warm insights into their sons' inner world. But today, things have changed. It's girls that are in trouble.

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Raising Respectful Children in a Disrespectful World - Jill Rigby (2013)

This inspirational parenting guide offers proactive and positive steps to raising respectful, engaged, and grateful children. In an effort to raise children with a healthy view of themselves, parents often focus on self-esteem rather than self-respect. And author Jill Rigby says there's a big difference. It's the difference between self-centered and others-centered children, the difference between performance-driven and purpose-focused teenagers. Raising Respectful Children in a Disrespectful World examines three different styles of parenting--parent-centered, child-centered, and character-centered. Parent-centered parents are more concerned with their own agenda than their child's best interest. Child-centered parents are more concerned with their child's approval than their child's well-being. Character-centered parents are more concerned with their child's character than their child's comfort. Drawing a distinction between performance and purpose, this book maintains that rather than focusing on what you want your child to do, you ask what you want your child to become. Finally, Rigby calls for parents to discipline (teach) their children rather than punish them. With wisdom and insight, Jill Rigby shares age-appropriate ways to set boundaries with children without building walls of separation. Whether you're parenting tots or teens, Raising Respectful Children in a Disrespectful World offers valuable advice for cultivating a house of respect

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Raising Your Spirited Child - A Guide for Parents Whose Child is More Intense, Sensitive, Persistent, Energetic - Mary Sheedy Kurcinka (1992)

The spirited child — often called "difficult" or "strong-willed" — can easily overwhelm parents, leaving them feeling frustrated and inadequate. Spirited kids are, in fact, simply "more" — by temperament, they are more intense, sensitive, perceptive, persistent, and uncomfortable with change than the average child. Through vivid examples and a refreshingly positive viewpoint, Mary Sheedy Kurcinka offers parents emotional support and proven strategies for handling their spirited child.

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Reading by the colours: Overcoming dyslexia and other reading disabilities through the Irlen Method - Helen Irlen (1991)

As seen on "60 Minutes" -- overcoming dyslexia and other reading disabilities through the Irlen Method.The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-diversity handbook: Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and related conditions - Sarah HendrickxIncreasing numbers of adults are realising that they have been living with an undiagnosed developmental condition, yet most information and support focuses on children. This leaves many adults confused and in the dark. The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-Diversity Handbook is a handy first-reference point guide to the full range of developmental conditions as they affect adolescents and adults. Each chapter focuses on a different condition, describing its history, causes and characteristics, its implications for the individual, diagnosis and assessment, treatments and approaches, and strategies for providing support and self-support. A wide range of conditions are covered, including Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, OCD, Tourette's and Anxiety Disorders. The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-Diversity Handbook is an invaluable resource for health and social care practitioners, as well as for individuals who feel that they may be living with an undiagnosed developmental condition.

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Real Boys - William Pollack (1999)

Why are so many boys sad, lonely and confused although they appear tough, cheerful and confident? Based on the results of more than two decades of groundbreaking research at Harvard Medical School, Dr Pollack argues that boys are not little men, and that parents and teachers should stop raising them through a toughening process that drives their true emotions underground. Only when we understand what boys are really experiencing, says Pollack, can we help them develop more self-confidence and the emotional savvy they need to deal with issues such as depression and violence, drugs and alcohol, sexuality and love. This edition of Real Boys carries a specially commissioned Australian preface by the author, and a front-cover testimonial from Steve Biddulph.

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Rebel with a Cause - Ray Avery (2010)

Bestselling memoir of a true Kiwi hero whose can-do attitude is changing lives in the third world. Sir Ray Avery's story from childhood neglect to scientist, leader and philapthropist is riveting. He was the inaugural Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year in 2010 and the recipient of the Sir Peter Blake Medal for Leadership 2010, and was knighted in 2011. As a scientist and businessman, he has invented inexpensive lenses for cataract sufferers, low-cost and effective incubators for babies, and a number of other creative scientific and medicinal solutions for the third world. Sir Ray encourages other talented people to get on board and tackle some of the really big problems confronting the poor in developing countries. Rebel With a Cause is fascinating, deeply moving and, at times, very funny. Above all, it's an engaging read about how one man truly can change the world. 'The remarkable story of one of the most extraordinary lives ever lived - and one gets the sense that he's only just getting started. Mr Ray is one of the reasons it's so cool to live in New Zealand.' - Oscar Kightley 'Ray Avery is a remarkable individual who overcame the odds

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Recipes for health: Multiple Sclerosis - Geraldine Fitzgerald & Fenella Briscoe (1998)

Diet plays an important role in the control of multiple sclerosis and it is recommended that sufferers follow a healthy eating plan. This practical and inspiring cookbook explains which foods to include in the diet and which foods to avoid. It provides recipes that are varied and appetizing -- and versatile enough for the whole family to enjoy!

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Reclaiming Childhood - Letting Children be Children in Our Achievement-Oriented Society - William Crain (2004)

"A thoughtful and valuable resource for parents and teachers looking for alternative approaches to education." Booklist As our children are pushed harder than ever to perform so that they will one day "make the grade" in the adult world, parents are beginning to question the wisdom of scheduling childhood's basic pleasures. In "Reclaiming Childhood," William Crain argues that rather than trying to control a young child, the best a parent can offer is "a patient and unobtrusive presence that gives the child the security and the freedom to explore the world on her own." He examines how children find their way to natural development through experiences with nature, art, and language, and makes a strong case for child-centered education a movement that may be under fire, but that is very much alive."

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Rediscovering Gandhi - Yogesh Chadha (1998)

Aiming to avoid the hagiographical approach of previous biographies of Gandhi, this work incorporates an exploration of his weaknesses and the controversial features of his public and personal life. It also presents a detailed account of the planning of his assassination, its execution, and the trial that followed it. With the help of Gandhi's own writings and many government papers which have become accessible in recent years, the book takes readers through the events which became turning points in Gandhi's intellectual, political and spiritual development.

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Reflexology Health at your fingertips - Barbara and Kevin Kunz (2003)

"Reflexology" is a global best-seller by two of the most-recognized authorities on this holistic therapy. This comprehensive yet approachable guide explains how reflexology works: by applying pressure to "reflex" points on the hands and feet, you can help to stimulate the body's natural powers of self-healing."Reflexology" features more than 100 step-by-step techniques and treatment sequences, detailed foot and hand reflex charts, and a directory of treatment for 30 common ailments, from back pain to constipation, arthritis to high blood pressure. Visualizations and meditations are suggested throughout, to enhance the healing treatments.As the first fully-illustrated step-by-step guide, "Reflexology" remains one of the most trusted resources on this ancient art.

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Reflexology: Simple Techniques to Relieve Stress and Enhance Your Mind - Rosalind Oxenford (1999)

Good illustrations and clear directions on techniques. A simple book packed with very helpful information.

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Reiki Meditations for Self-healing - Traditional Japanese Practices for Your Energy and Vitality - Bronwen Stiene (2008)

When Reiki founder Mikao Usui was asked if his groundbreaking practice could be used for self-healing, he said: "If you can't heal yourself, how can you heal others?" Now, acclaimed author Bronwen Stiene brings you nine essential Reiki techniques focusing on your own well-being, growth, and empowerment. On Reiki Meditations for Self-Healing, this expert teacher invites you to join her for a series of energizing guided practices from the Japanese tradition, including: Meditations for balancing the "three diamonds" the energies of the earth, the heavens, and your own heartThe Hatsurei Ho practice for building the flow of the vital life force of ki through the body's energetic channelsFocused meditations for each of Reiki's fundamental elementsThough we often think of the system of Reiki as a healing art for others, Bronwen Stiene teaches that it is even more than that--the system of Reiki is a practice for living. Applying the healing energy of Reiki to yourself helps you live from a place of wholeness where your thoughts, actions, and spirit all arise from a harmonious balance. With Reiki Meditations for Self-Healing, you have nine potent tools for unlocking the full power of Reiki as a transformative force in your own life.

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Reiki: The essential guide to the ancient art of healing - Chris and Penny Parkes (2009)

Reiki is a Japanese word meaning Universal Life Force Energy. Drawing on ancient practices, which are said to have dated back to Buddha, Reiki balances the energy in the body, renewing vitality and bringing about a powerful feeling of serenity and relaxation through the laying on of hands. Reiki can be used to relieve the problems associated with stress, tension, chronic illness and post-operative pain. In this revised and updated edition Chris and Penny Parkes explain what to expect from a treatment, how it works and how it can be of benefit - and even show how you too can train (very easily) to practice Reiki. Written by one of the few Reiki masters in the UK and featuring the original Usui method, this practical and accessible book reveals the fascinating story behind the discovery of Reiki.

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Relaxation for concentration, stress management and pain control - Edited by Carol Horrigan (1997)

Health care professionals who teach relaxation to patients in hospital, hospice or home will welcome this handbook. It teaches an effective method of self-help which is easy to learn, even for patients who have physical or mental health problems, or learning disabilities. It is useful for any patient in pain, or patients who may be preparing for changes in their pain or other symptoms. Based on the innovative work of Ursula Fleming, the book draws on her original clinical material. Appropriate updating and the addition of much new material ensures that it reflects the changed environment of health care. The approach is a positive one, enabling the user to remain in complete control of their levels of comfort in all situations, without the intervention of anyone else. Experiencing the power of the mind-body relaxation response allows them to apply the technique to any activity which may normally be interrupted by the constant flow of everyday thoughts. The method additionally conveys the ability to overcome many of the effects, and side-effects, of diseases and their orthodox treatments, e.g. chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. Audio tapes which can be used for teaching, or by patients on their own, have been specially prepared by Carol Horrigan. They can be used in conjunction with the book or separately from it. Original tapes by Ursula Fleming are also available.

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Reluctant Hero - Michael Benfante (2011)

On Tuesday, September 11, 2001, Michael Benfante went to work, just like he had day after day, at his office on eighty-first floor in the World Trade Center North Tower. Moments after the first plane struck, just twelve floors above him, Benfante organized his terrified employees, getting them out the office and moving down the stairwells. On his way down, he and another co-worker encountered a woman in a wheelchair on the sixty-eighth floor. Benfante, the woman and Benfante's co-worker then embarked on a ninety-six-minute odyssey of escape--the two men carrying the woman down sixty-eight flights of stairs out of the North Tower and into an ambulance that rushed her to safety just minutes before the tower imploded. A CBS video camera caught Benfante just as he got out the building, and almost immediately, the national media came calling. Benfante sat on the couch with Oprah Winfrey, where she hailed him as a hero. Almost one year to the day after 9/11, Benfante got married and the woman in the wheelchair sat in the front row. That's the storybook ending. But in the aftermath of 9/11, Benfante began a journey fraught with wrenching personal challenges of critical emotional and psychological depth in "Reluctant Hero." Benfante shares the trappings of his public heroism, the loneliness of his private anguish, and the hope he finds for himself and for us. Because all of us--whether we were in the towers, in New York City, or someplace else--we are all 9/11 survivors.

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Rescue - Pursuit of the Ultimate Dream - Sue Van Schreven (2011)

Sue van Schreven, founder and CEO of Orphans Aid International, a New Zealand charity aimed at helping orphans and others in extreme need. [She] mortgaged her home to pay for the expenses and running costs of establishing an orphanage in Romania that has seen hundreds of lived impacted, and many more children waiting for homes. ..."

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Resistance Band - James Milligan (2004)

Keep toned and increase your muscle strength with this comprehensive step-by-step guide to the Resistance Band. Opening with some words of advice on how to get the most out of this companion, the book goes on to offer helpful tips on choosing the right warm-up techniques to suit your needs. The main part of the book focuses on different areas of the body, giving easy-to-follow exercises that will help to tone and strengthen individual muscle groups. Each chapter looks at a particular area - legs, arms, chest, abs - and offers a range of exercises that can be selected and used to create a complete body work-out. The exercises are all helpfully color coded to indicate whether they are suitable for beginners, intermediate, or advanced levels. Resistance Band is the most reader-friendly and helpful book on this exciting exercise technique.

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Respect for the Earth Sustainable Development - BBC Radio 4 Reith Lectures 2000 - Chris Patten (2000)

By the middle of the century, the global population will be 10 billion. Can the world cope and can the environment be saved? The world's most powerful thinkers on these vital questions each examine different aspects of the ways we encourage growth, and at the same time respect the earth.

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Rethinking ADHD - Integrated Approaches to Helping Children at Home and at School - Tim Godber (2003)

An integrated understanding of the causes of ADHD and a total approach to helping children

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Retraining the Brain - Frank Lawlis (2009)

BESTSELLING AUTHOR DR. FRANK LAWLIS, the chief content advisor for The Dr. Phil Show, has brought psychological relief to millions. In his latest book, he addresses one of the most common challenges of everyday life - dealing with stress. Dr. Lawlis explains the neurological factors that make stress so traumatizing and lays out a powerful plan for changing our brains to improve the way we cope. The secret is to take advantage of our brain plasticity - our ability to essentially reprogram the way we think simply by following this forty-five-day plan to change our behaviour. Featuring helpful, easy-to-perform exercises, Retraining the Brain will show you how to: * Use restorative breathing and exercise to calm the brain * Visualise your way to better stress responses * Choose specific foods to enhance brain function * Use self-rewards to make your new behavior permanent Dr. Lawlis shows how we can hardwire new, healthier response patterns into the brain to reduce stress and remove the barriers that keep us from being our best selves.

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Return to Wholeness : Embracing Body, Mind, and Spirit in the Face of Cancer - David Simon (1999)

Quite simply, Return to Wholeness is a revelation. For the millions coping with the problems and disruptions that cancer brings, David Simon breaks new ground by bringing forth the holistic mind-body approaches developed at the Chopra Center for Well Being. Over the course of a lifetime, almost 50 percent of North American men and almost 40 percent of North American women will get cancer. The guiding theme in this book is wholeness, as Simon demonstrates to readers the value of integrating the best Western medicine-both traditional and alternative-with Eastern, Ayurvedic principles and practices in order to forge the most effective paths to wellness. Guiding families, caregivers, and those suffering from cancer into a new environment where the physical and the spiritual are balanced and whole, this book provides unprecedented guidance, support, and hope.

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Rex - Cathleen Lewis (2008)

The inspiring story of Rex, a boy who is not only blind and autistic, but who also happens to be a musical savant.How can an 11-year old boy hear a Mozart fantasy for the first time and play it back note-for-note perfectly-but struggle to navigate the familiar surroundings of his own home? Cathleen Lewis says her son Rex's laugh of total abandon is the single most joyous sound anyone could hear, but his tortured aversion to touch and sound breaks her heart and makes her wonder what God could have had in mind. In this book she shares the mystery of Rex and the highs, lows, hopes, dreams, joy, sorrows, and faith she has journeyed through with him.

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Riding the Bus with My Sister - Rachel Simon (2013)

In the ten years since Rachel Simon first invitedthe world to board the bus with her and her sister, Cool Beth, readers across the globe have been moved by their story. Now, in an updated edition with fifty pages of new content, Rachel Simon reflects on changes in her life, Beth's life, and the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The highlight is Beth's update, which is in her own words. A new Reader's Guide is also included. Join these two unforgettable sisters on their journey, this time in an even deeper and richer way. Rachel Simon's sister Beth is a spirited woman who lives intensely and often joyfully. Beth, who has an intellectual disability, spends her days riding the buses in her unnamed Pennsylvania city. The drivers, a lively group, are her mentors; her fellow passengers are her community. One day, Beth asks Rachel to accompany her on the buses for an entire year. This wise, funny, deeply affecting true story is the chronicle of that remarkable time. Rachel, a writer and college teacher whose hyperbusy life camouflaged her emotional isolation, had much to learn in her sister's extraordinary world. Full of life lessons from which any reader will profit, "Riding the Bus with My Sister" is "a heartwarming, life-affirming journey through both the present and the past...[that] might just change your life" (Boston Herald). Elegantly woven throughout the odyssey are riveting memories of terrifying maternal abandonment, fierce sisterly loyalty, and astonishing forgiveness. Rachel Simon brings to light the almost invisible world of adults with developmental disabilities, finds unlikely heroes in everyday life, and, without sentimentality, portrays Beth as the endearing, feisty, independent person she is. This heartwarming memoir about the unbreakable bond between two very different sisters takes the reader on an inspirational journey at once unique and universal. "Riding the Bus with My Sister" was made into a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie starring Rosie O'Donnell and Andie McDowell, and directed by Anjelica Huston.
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Rights Come to Mind: Brain Injury, Ethics, and the Struggle for Consciousness - Joseph J. Fins (2015)

Through the sobering story of Maggie Worthen and her mother, Nancy, this book tells of one family's struggle with severe brain injury and how developments in neuroscience call for a reconsideration of what society owes patients at the edge of consciousness. Drawing upon over fifty in-depth family interviews, the history of severe brain injury from Quinlan to Schiavo, and his participation in landmark clinical trials, such as the first use of deep brain stimulation in the minimally conscious state, Joseph J. Fins captures the paradox of medical and societal neglect even as advances in neuroscience suggest new ways to mend the broken brain. Responding to the dire care provided to these marginalized patients, after heroically being saved, Fins places society's obligations to patients with severe injury within the historical legacy of the civil and disability rights movements, offering a stirring synthesis of public policy and physician advocacy.

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Road to the Cure for Ms - How Science is Solving the Mysteries of Mulitple Sclerosis - Howard Weiner (2004)

An exploration of the medical community's past and present efforts to cure multiple sclerosis draws on recent findings to explain how the disease is caused, sharing current information on drug and treatment breakthroughs that the author believes will lead to a cure in the near future.

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Rolling Thunder in a Gentle Land - The Vietnam War Revisited - Andrew A Wiest (2013)

Fifteen renowned authors from widely varied backgrounds examine the Vietnam War, providing a fresh insight into this controversial conflict, even for those who have 'read it all before'. First-hand accounts, maps and contemporary photographs, analysis from the soldiers involved and new perspectives from combatants on both sides provide an incisive investigation into a fascinating and terrible war."This is a superb and compelling reexamination of the major historical, political, and ethical issues that continue to smoulder many decades after the conclusion of the Vietnam War, I highly recommend Rolling Thunder in a Gentle Land. It is among the best books of its kind that I've encountered over the last dozen years." Tom O'Brien, author of The Things They Carried

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Rude Awakenings - Two Englishmen on Foot in Buddhism's Holy Land - Ajahn Sucitto and Nick Scott (2006)

Half raucous adventure and half inspirational memoir, "Rude Awakenings" documents an unusual pilgrimage. Two very different men--life-loving naturalist Nick Scott and austere Buddhist monk Ajahn Sucitto--together spend six months retracing the Buddha's footsteps through India. Told alternately by Sucitto and Scott in their distinctive voices, this story blends self-effacing humor, philosophical explorations, drama, travel observations, and the occasional giant fruit bat. "Rude Awakenings" is a heady record of survival and spirituality set against the dramatic backdrop of one of India's most lawless regions.

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Running Blind : The Inspiring Story of One Man's Journey into the Night - Rob Matthews (2009)

Rob Matthews always knew that one day he would be completely blind. He had inherited a congenital eye condition from his father and after a childhood of painful visits to eye clinics, where he was used as a textbook example for multitudes of medical students, he eventually became completely blind. After qualifying as a not very good Braille typist and with the aid of guide dogs and supportive parents, he began to lead an independent life. When the loneliness of his life began to get to him, he started looking for a sport he could try, and after a series of misadventures, found his true calling as a long-distance runner. His rise in the sport was meteoric, and before long Rob was winning gold medals and breaking world and Paralympic running records like there was no tomorrow. With a new wife and job and a satisfying and rewarding life as an international sportsman, he thought he had it all. But tragedy hadn't finished playing with his life, and he was devastated when his vibrant and healthy young wife was suddenly struck down by a brain aneurysm, leaving him bereft and alone again. His spirited fight back from the depression that resulted to find love once more with a Kiwi designer on her OE saw him regain his interest in life and in life after running. They have since moved to New Zealand, where Rob has established a new career as an inspirational speaker.

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Running Free: Breaking out from locked in syndrome - Kate Allatt (2011)

Can you imagine being trapped in your own body? Able to see and hear everything going on around you but unable to move or speak - the blink of an eye your only way to communicate. Super-fit young mother-of-three Kate Allatt's life was torn apart when she became locked in her own body after suffering a massive stroke caused by a blood clot to her brainstem. Left totally paralysed and unable to speak, her chances of survival were 50/50 and doctors said she would never walk or talk again. She wanted to die. But her family and best friends willed her to live and with their love and support she channelled her sense of fun and fighting spirit into making a miracle recovery that amazed medical experts. Using a letter chart Kate blinked the words I will walk againA". Soon she was moving her thumb and communicating with the world via Facebook. Eight months later she said goodbye to nurses and walked out of hospital to return home and start training for her first run.
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Running with Scissors - A Memoir - Augusten Burroughs (2003)

In this memoir, Augusten Burroughs recounts the bizarre events of his childhood. After his parents' divorce, his mother, a delusional poet, left him in the care of her psychiatrist, a man who might have benefited from a little therapy himself. Suddenly, at age 12, Augusten found himself living in a dilapidated Victorian mansion with the doctor's bizarre family and a few patients. In the psychiatrist's house, there are no rules, only chaos. The Christmas tree stayed up until summer, Valium was eaten like Pez and, if things got dull, there was always the vintage electroshock-therapy machine under the stairs. "Running with Scissors" is a true story, compelling and funny. Above all, it chronicles an ordinary boy's survival under the most extraordinary circumstances

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Ryodoraku Treatment (An Objective approach to Acupuncture) - Masayoshi Hyodo, MD (1975)

Chapters include General regulation therapy with meridians, local treatment, therapy using meridian points and Ryodoraku therapy in summary.

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Sacred Causes - Michael Burleigh (2007)

An award-winning historian offers a brilliant account of the battles over religion in Europe, from the catastrophe of the First World War through the War on Terror.

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Sacred Journey of the Peaceful Warrior - Dan Millman (2004)

The famed Peaceful Warrior confronts new challenges and emerges triumphant. Dan sets out on a worldwide quest to rediscover his sense of purpose and source of inspiration. In worlds of shadow and light, Dan encounters inner tests, mortal challenges, shocking revelations, and unforgettable characters as he ascends the warriors path to wisdom and peace. This is the sacred journey we all share, the journey to the Light that shines at the heart of all our lives.

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Sacred Space - Denise Linn (2005)

Our homes are mirrors of ourselves. Through them we can interface with the universe.' Everything in the universe is composed of constantly changing energy, including our homes and their contents. By clearing and enhancing this energy, we can turn our living spaces not only into sanctuaries for ourselves but also into places which radiate positive energy for the benefit of others. In this fascinating and unusual book, international lecturer and healer Denise Linn shows how we can infuse our homes (and offices) with a sense of cosmic order so they become nurturing centres of strength and health. Drawing upon her Cherokee Indian heritage, as well as the knowledge she has personally collected from the native traditions around the world, Denise offers simple but effective techniques including how to use: --Feng Shui --Spirit Smoke --Purifying Fire --Mystic Sound --The Way of the Shaman to help us create a sacred space wherever we make our home.

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Safe & Peaceful Schools - John Winslade and Michael Williams (2012)

This practical resource for counselors, psychologists, and social workers, as well as teachers and administrators, will help them handle, manage, and address conflict and violence. The book ties together a comprehensive list of approaches to conflict rather than relying on any single method, with an emphasis on providing an alternative to the common 'zero tolerance' approach that usually translates into addressing violence by means of excluding students. The book concentrates on methods for addressing conflict with an aim of turning a situation around and teaching young people to negotiate their way through conflicts and to learn nonviolent ways of handling themselves in difficult situations. The chapters address a mode of practice that can be used in constructing peaceful interactions within a school. Each different practice has in common the aim of constructing a way forward in problem situations. The chapters begin with a description of some useable practices, then illustrate the practices by telling the story (or several stories) of the practice in action. Finally, the chapter will add some commentary on what happened in the illustrative examples and suggest how this example can be followed up on.
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Sane new world - Ruby Wax (2013)

Ruby Wax - comedian, writer and mental health campaigner - shows us how our minds can jeopardize our sanity. With her own periods of depression and now a Masters from Oxford in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy to draw from, she explains how our busy, chattering, self-critical thoughts drive us to anxiety and stress. If we are to break the cycle, we need to understand how our brains work, rewire our thinking and find calm in a frenetic world. Helping you become the master, not the slave, of your mind, here is the manual to saner living.

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Saying goodbye to a parent - Nicola Edwards (2003)

This series helps support children undergoing the difficult and upsetting stages of bereavement through understanding the natural process of emotions that result from the loss of a loved one. Each volume features a reference section containing helpful lists of addresses and organisations.

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Scarred - Sophie Andrews (2008)

Growing up, Sophie carried a terrible secret. She was her father's slave, in the most horrific ways imaginable. At just a few months old she was adopted by a couple that seemed comfortably off and perfectly respectable to the outside world. But behind closed doors, Sophie's childhood was a living hell. Her father spent the next decade grooming her for abuse and when Sophie's mother left for good, that very night, he told Sophie that from now on she would sleep in his bed. Unable to cope, Sophie spiralled into suicidal misery. She began to self-harm to try and escape the agony. But one day she went too far and at 16, ended up in a psychiatric unit. It was here that she finally confronted the horrors of home and began the painful journey of rebuilding her life. A phenomenally courageous woman, Sophie now works for the Samaritans and helps other young people in need. Harrowing yet compelling, this is a searing and truly inspirational account of overcoming the worst abuse and self-harm.

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Scattered - Gabor mate, M.D. (2000)

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) has quickly become a controversial topic in recent years. Whereas other books on the subject describe the condition as inherited, Dr. Gabor Mate believes that our social and emotional environments play a key role in both the cause of and cure for this condition. In Scattered, he describes the painful realities of ADD and its effect on children as well as on career and social paths in adults. While acknowledging that genetics may indeed play a part in predisposing a person toward ADD, Dr. Mate moves beyond that to focus on the things we can control: changes in environment, family dynamics, and parenting choices. He draws heavily on his own experience with the disorder, as both an ADD sufferer and the parent of three diagnosed children. Providing a thorough overview of ADD and its treatments, Scattered is essential and life-changing reading for the millions of ADD sufferers in North America today.

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Screwed Up: A self help guide for silent sufferers of anxiety, phobic and compulsive disorders - Marcia Read (1997)

Marcia Read was a co-founder of the Phobic Trust of New Zealand in 1983. Following the sudden death of co-founder David Ludbrook, a prominent surgeon, in 1984, Marcia carried on with the onerous task of establishing a specialist registered charitable trust. Having worked for 15 years in a hands-on position with sufferers of severe anxiety disorders, and their families, Marcia is now offering a practical self help guide. All those suffering with anxiety disorders, as well as those caring for such sufferers, will find this book invaluable.

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Search for a Mother - Tina Bareham (1999)

Tina Bareham was a tiny baby when she was abandoned at the outset of the war, and, tragically, her chances of being happily brought up among a family disappeared when her pre-arranged adoption fell through. This volume tells her story.

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Searching for Enda - Paul G Denny (2017)

Everyone has a story to tell. Some are of heartbreak, some of loss, some of passion. In Searching for Enda, a brave man asking questions about his adoption in Britain leads him to discover buried secrets swept under a conservative carpet of shame. We all deserve to know where we come from. When life takes you all over the world, you can lose sense of where you truly belong. For some, your place of true belonging is never known and if you've spent most of your life running from questions, the journey back for answers can be long and emotional.

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Searching for memory - Daniel L Schacter (1997)

Memory. There may be nothing more important to human beings than our ability to enshrine experience and recall it. While philosophers and poets have elevated memory to an almost mystical level, psychologists have struggled to demystify it. Now, according to Daniel Schacter, one of the most distinguished memory researchers, the mysteries of memory are finally yielding to dramatic, even revolutionary, scientific breakthroughs. Schacter explains how and why it may change our understanding of everything from false memory to Alzheimer's disease, from recovered memory to amnesia with fascinating firsthand accounts of patients with striking--and sometimes bizarre--amnesias resulting from brain injury or psychological trauma.

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Secrets of the Inner Self - David A. Phillips (1981)

Numerology

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Secrets of the monarch - Allison Dubois (2008)

Known as the inspiration for the hit television show "Medium," Allison DuBois regularly encounters spirits who have passed. As part of her life's work, she comforts families who have tragically lost children, helps authorities find dangerous criminals, and locates missing persons. In "Secrets of the Monarch," Allison shares important life lessons she's learned through communicating with the dead. She explores the legacies we leave and shows how her experiences with the other side have helped her to learn the secret to living a happy life while ensuring her children and grandchildren will too. Like the monarch butterfly, whose survival as a species depends on its predecessors' actions, we can live good lives to ensure the happiness of future generations. With insightful teachings on both family relationships and friendships, as well as how she herself is inspired to live better tomorrow than she has today, Allison DuBois shows how each of us can make our lives a true masterpiece.

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Seeing Red and Feeling Blue - The New Science of Mood and Emotion - Susan Aldridge (2002)

When anger spills out of control, when we see red, it often finds expression in violence and crime. Turned inward, it leads to depression, to feeling blue. Anger, stress, depression and crime all seem to be symptoms of the lives we lead today. This is the first book to give a detailed, balanced and comprehensive scientific account of these extreme moods and emotions and to show how our destructive emotions can be controlled.

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Seeking Silence in a Noisy World - Adam Ford (2011)

Seeking Silence in a Noisy World explores our existential search for mindful solitude, what it can mean, and how we can