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The Little Book Of Falling And Getting Up

Author : Lavinia Plonka
ISBN : 154328468X
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Falls are the leading cause of death due to injury among the elderly. And one of the biggest causes of falling is fear of falling. The ability to "fall well" and get up again is a skill every child has that becomes more elusive as we age. Recent studies measured the morbidity rate of people who cannot get up from the floor. The greater the difficulty, the shorter the life. There is a way to improve one's chances. While many studies point to the importance of maintaining mobility, there are very few programs that actually teach people how to fall, and more importantly, how to recover. Falling is an inevitable part of life. This book teaches people how to use the intelligence of the nervous system to train the body to fall more softly and offers strategies for learning how to get up off the floor with less effort. The Little Book of Falling offers exercises and lessons based on the Feldenkrais Method(R) of Somatic Education. Moshe Feldenkrais was a physicist and a martial artist. A Feldenkrais training includes extensive study on "the art of falling." These lessons are designed to be safe for anyone. The book offers illustrations as well as links where readers can watch short demonstration videos of the various movement strategies offered in the book. Lavinia Plonka is a master teacher of the Feldenkrais Method with over 25 years of experience teaching internationally. She has offered "Falling" Workshops to many retirement communities and is an active member of the Western North Carolina Falls Prevention Coalition.
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The Little Book Of Dream Symbols

Author : Jacqueline Towers
ISBN : 9781612833705
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Did you know that a dream about a blanket can either be a warning to guard your investments or a sign that you can expect financial gain—depending on the context? Or that a dream about lightening generally precedes good luck? From the time Jacob dreamt of a ladder to heaven, through the era of Freud and Jung, right up to the findings of the latest sleep research, the wise have believed that dreams hold important secrets. In this A–Z dictionary of dream symbols, a psychic counselor applies both traditional and scientific approaches to provide a handy key to what your dreams are saying. From anchor to zebra, all dream symbols are analyzed, showing how they bring us messages, reveal our hidden wishes and mental states, and even foretell our future. Readers everywhere will use this little book to learn what their subconscious is trying to communicate. Examples of dreams and their meanings: Alligator: Treachery and secret enemies are about Garlic: You are on the way up and will achieve wealth Snakes: Forthcoming problems and deceit Vermin: Petty irritations Cancer: A long life, if you don’t overdo it! Parking: Time to wind down a relationship This little dictionary is an ideal reference for your nightstand. When you wake from sleep, quickly refer to this book and discover the meaning of your dreams.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Falling Down Getting Up

Author : Michael Harris
ISBN : 9781614482369
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A yoga teacher’s wise, witty memoir about life and near-death: “In a world full of new-age nonsense, Michael is a true gem.” —Jessica Biskind, MA, LPC Michael Harris has had his ups and downs in life. There were a few big falls, like losing more than half of his liver in an accident at twelve years old, becoming an alcoholic by sixteen—endangering what was left of that liver—and nearly losing his legs from vascular disease at twenty-seven. But once Michael gets you through the gory details of the mess he found himself in, he’ll tell you what he did to get back up out of that mess—with plenty of entertainment and inspiration along the way. From his brushes with death to his passion for life, and his tale of how he ultimately became a successful yoga teacher, Falling Down Getting Up just might help you get back up, too.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The One Year Book Of Devotions For Kids

Author : Children's Bible Hour
ISBN : 0842345922
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A collection of devotions for each day of the calendar year, including readings, illustrative stories, memory verses, and questions to internalize the messages.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Falling Down For The Count

Author : Rebecca Sroda
ISBN : 9781412012195
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Transport yourself back to WW II, through letters, journal entries, and telegrams, and feel the emotions of a young man as he joins the Army Air Corp and becomes a POW.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Little Book Of Economics

Author : Greg Ip
ISBN : 9780470929407
Genre : Business & Economics
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One positive side-effect of the recent financial market meltdown that toppled giant, century-old institutions and cost millions their jobs is that it created a strong desire among many Americans to better understand how the U.S. economy functions. In The Little Book of Economics, Greg, Ip, one of the country’s most recognized and respected economics journalists, walks readers through how the economy really works. Written for the inquisitive layman who doesn’t want to plow through academic jargon and Greek letters or pore over charts and tables, The Little Book of Economics offers indispensible insight into how the American economy works – or, doesn’t. With engaging and accessible prose, the book Provides a comprehensive understanding of each aspect of our economy from inflation and unemployment to international trade and finance Serves as an insider’s guide to the people and institutions that control America’s economy such as the Federal Reserve and the federal budget Explains the roots of America’s current economic crisis and the risks the country faces in its aftermath, such as stratospheric government debt, while offering advice on overcoming these threats Walks readers through the basic concepts and terminology they need to understand economic news Punctures myths and political spin from both the left and the right with candid and often surprising insight A must read for anyone who wants a better grasp of the economy without taking a course in economics , The Little Book of Economics is a unique and engaging look at how the economy works in all its wonderful and treacherous ways.
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Fall Down Nine Times Get Up Ten

Author : Martin Avery
ISBN : 9781312333000
Genre : Science
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"You're going to die," the doctor said. But Canadian author Martin Avery laughed and walked away. Fall Down Nine Times, Get Up Ten tells the story of a man who was told he would never work or walk again, in Canada, but lived to get a better diagnosis of "jing-chi-shen" in China.
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The Girl S Guide To Loving Yourself

Author : Diane Mastromarino
ISBN : 0883967510
Genre : Self-Help
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THE GIRL'S GUIDE TO LOVING YOURSELF is a face-lift, a pick me up, a bubble bath, a wake-up call, and a full-body massage for your life. In other words, it's exactly what you need to be the best you that you can possibly be. You deserve to be loved 24/7, 365 days a year. Simple? No. Worth the effort? Definitely. Loving yourself takes lots of confidence and very little self-criticism. It takes acceptance and understanding and more courage than you may feel like you have some days. It's challenging your mind, knowing what's best for your heart, and taking tip-top care of your body. If you're like most girls, you know that loving yourself is far from easy. The good news is that it's definitely not impossible. THE GIRL'S GUIDE TO LOVING YOURSELF offers that extra boost of self-esteem you need to walk into a crowded room feeling confident, and to stand in front of a bedroom mirror feeling satisfied. It is the perfect mixture of wisdom, guidance, inspiration, and laughter you need to fall head over heels in love with the one person who matters most... you.
Category: Self-Help

Falling Up

Author : Shel Silverstein
ISBN : 9780062999696
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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NOW AVAILABLE AS AN EBOOK! From New York Times bestselling author Shel Silverstein, the classic creator of Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, and Every Thing On It, comes a wondrous book of poems and drawings. Filled with unforgettable characters like Screamin’ Millie; Allison Beals and her twenty-five eels; Danny O'Dare, the dancin' bear; the Human Balloon; and Headphone Harold, this collection by the celebrated Shel Silverstein will charm young readers and make them want to trip on their shoelaces and fall up too! So come, wander through the Nose Garden, ride the Little Hoarse, eat in the Strange Restaurant, and let the magic of Shel Silverstein open your eyes and tickle your mind. And don't miss these other Shel Silverstein ebooks, The Giving Tree, Where the Sidewalk Ends, and A Light in the Attic!
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Every Sparrow Falling

Author : Shirley-Anne McMillan
ISBN : 9780349003313
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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'Be nice to the majority of people and they won't bother you much. Don't get too involved. Have a laugh but keep your distance.' These are the words 16-year-old Cariad lives by. She's just been placed in yet another foster home, this time with an elderly Christian couple in a small town off the coast of Northern Ireland. Cariad knows how to play this game. She'll toe the line just enough that her new foster parents don't ask what she gets up to when the sun goes down, just enough that they leave her alone. It's easier that way. But when a boy at school disappears - presumed dead - and no one seems to care, it really bothers her. Then one night out walking on the clifftops, she sees him and he asks her to keep his secret. Don't get too involved. Have a laugh but keep your distance. These are the words Cariad has lived by . . . until now.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Llewellyn S Little Book Of Life Between Lives

Author : The Newton Institute
ISBN : 9780738755564
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Explore exciting new case studies and research findings from the world-famous Newton Institute®. This handy pocket-size book provides an introduction to Life Between Lives, regression hypnotherapy, past life regression, and reincarnation. Discover simple exercises designed to help you make contact with a higher wisdom for answers to your questions and guidance in developing the life you were meant to live. In these pages, you will find expert advice, tips, and techniques for your own journey of spiritual self-discovery. Llewellyn's Little Book of Life Between Lives also explores soul groupings, the Council of Elders, the process of life selection, soul development, and much more. In a warm and wonderful way, this book confirms what many of us suspect—at the end of life, a home filled with everlasting, unconditional love awaits you.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Beatles Off The Record 2 The Dream Is Over

Author : Keith Badman
ISBN : 9780857121028
Genre : Music
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This book compiles more outrageous opinions and unrehearsed interviews from the former Beatles and the people who surrounded them. Keith Badman unearths a treasury of Beatles sound bites and points-of-view, taken from the post break up years. Includes insights from Yoko Ono, Linda McCartney, Barbara Bach and many more.
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The Little Book Of Market Myths

Author : Kenneth L. Fisher
ISBN : 9781118445013
Genre : Business & Economics
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Debunks commonly held investing myths and misconceptions, explaining why each belief or strategy is wrong and how damaging it can be to financial health.
Category: Business & Economics

The Little Book Of Value Investing

Author : Christopher H. Browne
ISBN : 0470055898
Genre : Business & Economics
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A firm introduction to value investing offers a comprehensive overview of the inner workings of this popular wealth-building strategy, examining the principles behind the process and how to use its techniques to achieve exceptional investment returns, even in today's turbulent market.
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The Little Book Of String Theory

Author : Steven S. Gubser
ISBN : 9781400834433
Genre : Science
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The Little Book of String Theory offers a short, accessible, and entertaining introduction to one of the most talked-about areas of physics today. String theory has been called the "theory of everything." It seeks to describe all the fundamental forces of nature. It encompasses gravity and quantum mechanics in one unifying theory. But it is unproven and fraught with controversy. After reading this book, you'll be able to draw your own conclusions about string theory. Steve Gubser begins by explaining Einstein's famous equation E = mc2, quantum mechanics, and black holes. He then gives readers a crash course in string theory and the core ideas behind it. In plain English and with a minimum of mathematics, Gubser covers strings, branes, string dualities, extra dimensions, curved spacetime, quantum fluctuations, symmetry, and supersymmetry. He describes efforts to link string theory to experimental physics and uses analogies that nonscientists can understand. How does Chopin's Fantasie-Impromptu relate to quantum mechanics? What would it be like to fall into a black hole? Why is dancing a waltz similar to contemplating a string duality? Find out in the pages of this book. The Little Book of String Theory is the essential, most up-to-date beginner's guide to this elegant, multidimensional field of physics.
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Falling Up

Author : Scott Edward Anderson
ISBN : 1947003488
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Falling Up is a moving personal essay about the struggle to become an authentic, vulnerable, purpose-driven man in the 21st century and, ultimately, about making one's dream a reality. Along the way, award-winning poet, Scott Edward Anderson learns to see the world anew through the eyes of his children, through a deep engagement with the natural world, and through learning--and teaching others--to tell stories in a more personal way. Falling Up is a late bloomer's coming-of-age story as much as it is a book about choice, intention, and commitment.
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Lucy Bell Queen Of The Pasture Book Four

Author : Rubye Weldon Stripland
ISBN : 9781435747425
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This is the fourth book in a series of children's books geared for the third grade level. However, many adults also enjoy the stories. It is centered around a real part-longhorn cow, named Lucy Bell, who lives on a real 100-acre ranch in Northeast Texas. There are numerous characters in this book that either live at the ranch or nearby.Farm animals and associated wildlife abound in this story. There are billy goats, dogs, cats, rats, squirrels, a catfish, turtles, raccoons, various birds, coyotes, a donkey, a mini-mule, porcupines, foxes, wolves, and, of course, other cows on the farm. Lucy Bell teaches about manners, personal responsibility, being considerate of others, and other social skills, as well as a good dose of humor. Readers learn about life on a busy and diverse ranch in a manner that is easy to read, understand and enjoy.
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Catch A Falling Star

Author : Katie Little
ISBN : 1760790575
Genre : Alzheimer's disease
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In 1974 Jeanne Little burst into the living rooms of millions of households across Australia with her ?rst appearance on The Mike Walsh Show - audiences didn't know what hit them! With a ?gure like Twiggy, false eyelashes and a raucous voice that screamed 'Hello Daaaaaaahling!', Jeanne was an instant sensation and won the Gold Logie for Most Popular TV Personality two years later. Pregnant at the time of her first TV appearance with her only child Katie M Little, 'CATCH A FALLING STAR' takes you into the world of the little girl that grew up backstage amidst sequins and feathers, of a unique upbringing by an unconventional mother and a look at fame through innocent eyes. Go back to 1980s Australia, to the days of Betamax, Bob Hawke and shoulder pads, before smart phones and social media, when kids rode bikes in the street and only came home when the street lights flickered on. Flash forward to 2010 and Jeanne's name hits the headlines again - this time with the shocking revelation that she has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's, a disease affecting 50 million people worldwide. With her mother in fast decline and her family in crisis, it is up to Katie to take the reigns. 'CATCH A FALLING STAR' will take you on a journey that is both delightfully funny, heartbreakingly honest, and a rare glimpse into the personal life of one of Australia's most beloved celebrity families.
Category: Alzheimer's disease

The Vampire Chronicles Collection

Author : Anne Rice
ISBN : 9780307762542
Genre : Fiction
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The hypnotic, deeply seductive novels of Anne Rice have captivated millions of fans around the world. It all began a quarter of a century ago with Interview with the Vampire. Now, in one chilling volume, here are the first three classic novels of The Vampire Chronicles. INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE Witness the confessions of a vampire. A novel of mesmerizing beauty and astonishing force, it is a story of danger and flight, love and loss, suspense and resolution, and the extraordinary power of the senses. “A magnificent, compulsively readable thriller . . . Anne Rice begins where Bram Stoker and the Hollywood versions leave off and penetrates directly to the true fascination of the myth–the education of the vampire.” –Chicago Tribune THE VAMPIRE LESTAT Once an aristocrat from pre-revolutionary France, now a rock star in the decadent 1980s, Lestat rushes through the centuries seeking to fathom the mystery of his existence. His is a mesmerizing story–passionate and thrilling. “Frightening, sensual . . . A psychological, mythological sojourn . . . Anne Rice will live on through the ages of literature. . . . To read her is to become giddy as if spinning through the mind of time.” –San Francisco Chronicle QUEEN OF THE DAMNED Akasha, the queen of the damned, has risen from a six-thousand-year sleep to let loose the powers of the night. She has a marvelously devious plan to “save” mankind–in this vivid novel of the erotic, electrifying world of the undead. “With The Queen of the Damned, Anne Rice has created universes within universes, traveling back in time as far as ancient, pre-pyramidic Egypt and journeying from the frozen mountain peaks of Nepal to the crowded, sweating streets of southern Florida.” –Los Angeles Times
Category: Fiction