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The Measure Of Our Lives

Author : Toni Morrison
ISBN : 9780525659303
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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At once the ideal introduction to Toni Morrison and a lovely and moving keepsake for her devoted readers: a treasury of quotations from her work. With a foreword by Zadie Smith. "She was our conscience. Our seer. Our truthteller." --Oprah Winfrey This inspirational book juxtaposes quotations, one to a page, drawn from Toni Morrison's entire body of work, both fiction and nonfiction--from The Bluest Eye to God Help the Child, from Playing in the Dark to The Source of Self-Regard--to tell a story of self-actualization. It aims to evoke the totality of Toni Morrison's literary vision. Its compelling sequence of flashes of revelation--stunning for their linguistic originality, keenness of psychological observation, and philosophical profundity--addresses issues of abiding interest in Morrison's work: the reach of language for the ineffable; transcendence through imagination; the self and its discontents; the vicissitudes of love; the whirligig of memory; the singular power of women; the original American sin of slavery; the bankruptcy of racial oppression; the complex humanity and art of black people. The Measure of Our Lives brims with elegance of style and mind and moral authority.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Mismeasuring Our Lives

Author : Jean-Paul Fitouss
ISBN : 9781459617797
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In February of 2008, amid the looming global financial crisis, President Nicolas Sarkozy of France asked Nobel Prize-winning economists Joseph Stiglitz and Amartya Sen, along with the distinguished French economist Jean Paul Fitoussi, to establish a commission of leading economists to study whether Gross Domestic Product (GDP) - the most widely used measure of economic activity - is a reliable indicator of economic and social progress. The Commission was given the further task of laying out an agenda for developing better measures. Mismeasuring Our Lives is the result of this major intellectual effort, one with pressing relevance for anyone engaged in assessing how and whether our economy is serving the needs of our society. The authors offer a sweeping assessment of the limits of GDP as a measurement of the well-being of societies - considering, for example, how GDP overlooks economic inequality (with the result that most people can be worse off even though average income is increasing); and does not factor environmental impacts into economic decisions.In place of GDP, Mismeasuring Our Lives introduces a bold new array of concepts, from sustainable measures of economic welfare, to measures of savings and wealth, to a ''green GDP.'' At a time when policymakers worldwide are grappling with unprecedented global financial and environmental issues, here is an essential guide to measuring the things that matter.

Ancient Wisdom And The Measure Of Our Days

Author : Fred Brancato
ISBN : 9781606937020
Genre : Self-Help
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There are common themes running through diverse religious traditions. In a beautiful way, this book highlights their special relevance for aging. Brancato says the longer we live, the more likely we are to experience great losses, along with the inevitable diminishing of our physical and mental capacities. His 50 years of studying the world's religions, combined with his own experiences, present sage advice on how to react to the realities of aging. Those who have read his words of compassion say they will read them again and again. "Ancient Wisdom and the Measure of Our Days is a treasure. Brancato provides his readers with the opportunity to reflect on the universal process of aging while in the company of sages from around the world. It is a loving and gentle text that all will find comfort in." -- Melinda Plastas, Ph.D., Bates College Fred Brancato holds a Ph.D. from New York University's Department of Culture and Communication. His career path includes professional baseball player, social worker, teacher, foundation director and executive director of a child welfare association. He now teaches Tai Chi and conducts continuing education courses at the University of Southern Maine.
Category: Self-Help

The Measure Of Our Days

Author : Andrew P. Mullins
ISBN : 1604731419
Genre : History
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Governor William F. Winter has enriched the political and cultural life of Mississippi and the United States for six decades--as an infantryman in World War II, as a Mississippi House representative (1947-1959), as governor of Mississippi (1980-1984), as a member of President Bill Clinton's Advisory Board on Race (1997-1998), and as an advocate for education and racial reconciliation. Unlike most public figures, Winter wrote all of his own speeches. The Measure of Our Days: Writings of William F. Winter presents a collection of the governor's most thoughtful writings on his home state, the South, and America in general. A sampling of his ideas from the early 1960s to the present, the volume attests to his progressive political and moral philosophy. Collected, they reveal Winter's keen intellect, quiet wit, and stubborn political courage. The book includes a preface by editor Andrew P. Mullins, Jr., that places Winter in a historical context and gives a brief biography of the politician. Winter is perhaps best known for his leadership in passing the 1982 Mississippi Education Reform Act which, among other things, established public kindergartens in the state. Throughout his long career, Winter has given speeches on a broad range of subjects' race, religion, education, book banning, community building, civil liberties, urban and agricultural development, family, literature, environmental conservation, and history--that testify to the diversity of his interests and his continuing engagement with American affairs. William F. Winter currently practices law in the Jones Walker Law Firm in Jackson, Mississippi.
Category: History

The Measure Of Our Success

Author : Shawn Lovejoy
ISBN : 9780801014604
Genre : Religion
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Highly respected pastor and mentor challenges pastors to remember their calling, redefine success, and avoid the pitfalls of self-focused ministry.
Category: Religion

The Site Of Our Lives

Author : James S. Hans
ISBN : 0791424316
Genre : Philosophy
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This book addresses the question of human uniqueness at a time when academic discourse has all but abandoned its long-held commitment to the value of individuality. Through an appraisal of the works of Emerson, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Derrida, and Foucault, the author establishes the ways in which the current critique of the self has grossly distorted the nature of the debate by reducing it to a simple choice between essential or constructed selves. Hans argues that the tradition that emerges from Emerson's work is based on a relational sense of the individual as much as it is devoted to the premise that we all have a specific form of integrity. Likewise, even though Nietzsche's critique of the fictional nature of the subject is the origin of contemporary visions of the fabricated self, Nietzsche is equally insistent that each of us is a productive uniqueness: we are all principles of selection whose links to the world embrace more than the social circumstances around us. Nietzsche's vision of our productive uniqueness is carried on in larger and smaller ways by Heidegger, Derrida, and Foucault, each of whom entertains a far more complex vision of the individual than those which currently dominate our ways of talking about what it means to be human.
Category: Philosophy

Constructing Panic

Author : Lisa. CAPPS
ISBN : 9780674029187
Genre : Psychology
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Meg Logan has not been farther than two miles from home in six years. She has agoraphobia, a debilitating anxiety disorder that entraps its sufferers in the fear of leaving safe havens such as home. Paradoxically, while at this safe haven, agoraphobics spend much of their time ruminating over past panic experiences and imagining similar hypothetical situations. In doing so, they create a narrative that both describes their experience and locks them into it. Constructing Panic offers an unprecedented analysis of one patient's experience of agoraphobia. In this novel interdisciplinary collaboration between a clinical psychologist and a linguist, the authors probe Meg's stories for constructions of emotions, actions, and events. They illustrate how Meg uses grammar and narrative structure to create and recreate emotional experiences that maintain her agoraphobic identity. In this work Capps and Ochs propose a startling new view of agoraphobia as a communicative disorder. Constructing Panic opens up the largely overlooked potential for linguistic and narrative analysis by revealing the roots of panic and by offering a unique framework for therapeutic intervention. Readers will find in these pages hope for managing panic through careful attention to how we tell the story of our lives. Table of Contents: Foreword by Jerome Bruner 1. The Agony of Agoraphobia 2. In Her Own Words 3. Telling Panic 4. A Grammar of Panic 5. Accommodation as a Source of Panic 6. Nonaccommodation as an Outcome of Panic 7. Paradoxes of Panic 8. Constructing the Irrational Woman 9. Socializing Emotion 10.Socializing Anxiety 11.Therapeutic Insights Epilogue: Flying Notes References Acknowledgments Index Reviews of this book: Extraordinarily creative and thought-provoking, Constructing Panic will open up new vistas for thinking about this disorder and related emotional disorders as well." --Robert Emde, University of Colorado Reviews of this book: In a marriage of psychology and linguistics, this book makes clear that for all its frustrations as an instrument, language is potent, the primary medium for symbolizing constructions of reality. The authors are sensitive to human experience and suffering, and their linguistic insights are subtle yet vivid. --Leon Tec, M.D., Readings: A Journal of Reviews and Commentary in Mental Health
Category: Psychology

The Measure Of Our Days

Author : Jerome E. Groopman
ISBN : UCSC:32106017675916
Genre : Self-Help
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A physician recounts his experiences with the dying and details how different people react to a diagnosis of terminal illness
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The Measure Of Life

Author : Herbert Marder
ISBN : 0801487617
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This biography tells the story of Virginia Woolf's last ten years, from the creation of her great visionary novel, The Waves, to her suicide in 1941. Herbert Marder looks closely at Woolf's views on totalitarianism and her depictions of Britain under siege to create a remarkable portrait of a mature and renowned writer during a time of rising fascist violence. The Measure of Life suggests that Woolf anticipated her suicide, and indeed enacted it symbolically many times before the event. Marder's account of her death emphasizes the importance of her relationship with her doctor and distant cousin, Octavia Wilberforce. Wilberforce's letters about Woolf's last months, including some previously unpublished passages, appear in the appendix. Staying close to the spirit of Woolf's own writing, Marder traces her evolving social consciousness in the 1930s, connecting her growing concern with politics and social history with the facts of her daily life. He stresses her endurance as a working writer, and explores her friendships, her complex relations with servants, and her activities at the Hogarth Press.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Measure Of Faith

Author : Randy Osenbach
ISBN : 9781449796914
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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How do you measure your faith? Is it by your standards, the world's standards, or by God's standards? God has written His words to us in Scripture that we can know His thoughts and know His ways and thus live by His standards alone. All too often, mankind makes God after their own image and concludes that He thinks and acts just as they do. But it is not a sign of wisdom to try to second-guess God! What is the true meaning of faith? Learn how to improve your relationship with God. Wake up to a vibrant Christian life that reveals how close and real God truly is. Invite God to come into your life and to be a true blessing that carries you through the best and worst of times. God's love for us is as close as our consent to love Him in return. Allow Him to be an intrinsic part of who you are. Allow this miracle to come true in your life.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Measure Of Our Success

Author : Marian Wright Edelman
ISBN : 9780807096284
Genre : Family & Relationships
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A beautiful gift edition of the number one New York Times bestseller—from the founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund.
Category: Family & Relationships

The Life Of Our Life

Author : Henry James Coleridge
ISBN : PSU:000053011305
Genre : Bible
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The Measure Of A Man Large Print 16pt

Author : Gene A. Getz
ISBN : 9781459607040
Genre : Religion
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Twenty Attributes of a Godly Man In this revised edition of the best - selling book The Measure of a Man, Gene Getz delivers the newly enhanced message of what it takes to be a man of God. Men will gain encouragement for what they can be in Christ as fathers, husbands, and mentors to other men. Since 1974, The Measure of a Man has taught hundreds of thousands of men around the world how to live according to God's direction faithfully, lovingly and spiritually. True masculinity is not measured by a man's strength, but by these 20 biblical guidelines. With life applications and words of inspiration, here is Gene's greatest work fully rewritten and updated to reach the new generation of modern men.
Category: Religion

Heidegger And The Measure Of Truth

Author : Denis McManus
ISBN : 9780199694877
Genre : Philosophy
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Denis McManus presents a new interpretation of Martin Heidegger's early vision of our subjectivity and of the world we inhabit. Drawing on an examination of Heidegger's work throughout the 1920s, McManus takes as central to Heidegger's 'fundamental ontology' the proposals that propositional thought presupposes a mastery of what might be called a 'measure', and that mastery of such a 'measure' requires a recognizably 'worldly' subject. He provides novel readings ofkey elements of Heidegger's philosophy, and argues that Heidegger's central claims identify genuine demands that we must meet if we are to achieve the feat of thinking determinate thoughts about theworld around us.
Category: Philosophy

Sole Purpose In Life

Author : Loretha Gilchrist Agyare
ISBN : 1728338387
Genre : Self-Help
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It is so easy to use our Gift than to use our Purpose according to God's plan for our lives. See we can use our gift of song to singing what we are feeling to the masses of people. We can record and land a major record deal it is easy to recognize by millions. But what if the very gift leads us to our purpose for our lives? See Sole Purpose is something that is deep within all of us. My hope that we pray continually and listen to that spirit within us all to live according to that purpose that God has given us all. No one is here by chance we are all here by blessings. When we live our Sole Purpose it makes all things around us better. Sometimes living our Sole Purpose is to reach people that seem to be forgotten or lost but it may be something that is required by a particular person I call it Sole Purpose. I hope that the information I shared in this book help someone find their Sole Purpose in their life. When we are traveling places share a smile with others and activate Gods power everywhere we go it is required of all of us. I don't know who need encouraging on a particular day it may not be for us but it just might be for someone else. Always remember to treat others how we want to be treated. No one want to be treated badly. When we go to the store hold the door open. Let someone behind us go ahead of us if, they have fewer items than we do. It is the little things that one doesn't anticipate but happens because of our kindness. When we show others kindness we show others how to show kindness to others too. If we see human being as beings first instead of race, male or female we learn to see clearer with a better understanding that Jesus died on the cross for all of us. Let us not have so much pride we lose our Sole Purpose. Because living our Sole Purpose makes a better quality of life for all of us. God is trying to reveal to you to find your Sole Purpose and live life to the fullest that only he can fulfill in all our lives. He equips us with what is needed to do his will. If we are doing things that doesn't seem like it is for us to do; remember if we are not equipped maybe that is not what we are called to do at that given time. "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose". Romans 8:28 KJV
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The Philosophical Leader

Author : Paul George Claudel
ISBN : 9781469175881
Genre : Political Science
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We dont just lead others, we lead ourselves Increasingly, having a philosophy in a sense of knowing your strengths and understanding you life is a project is regarded as a major plus point by organizations, employers and team managers. With this in mind, The Philosophical Leaders aim is twofold: to obtain a deeper sense of our purpose by getting a philosophical grasp of the world; and to use this understanding to live a better life and become more effective leaders. Using the Project-to-Live model for success, this interactive text asks us questions about our day-to-day references, our self-awareness, and how we compute aptitudes and weaknesses in ourselves and others. Personality-type indicators are linked with team appraisals, discussion topics and a personal journal to help you become the leader of today and tomorrow. With its useful glossary of terms and reading list, the life enhancing book is a musthave for leaders and professionals everywhere.
Category: Political Science