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What A Time To Be Alone

Author : Chidera Eggerue
ISBN : 9781787133143
Genre : Self-Help
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Category: Self-Help

How To Be Alone

Author : Sara Maitland
ISBN : 9781447258827
Genre : Philosophy
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Our fast-paced society does not approve of solitude; being alone is literally anti-social and some even find it sinister. Why is this so when autonomy, personal freedom and individualism are more highly prized than ever before? Sara Maitland answers this question by exploring changing attitudes throughout history. Offering experiments and strategies for overturning our fear of solitude, she helps us to practise it without anxiety and encourages us to see the benefits of spending time by ourselves. By indulging in the experience of being alone, we can be inspired to find our own rewards and ultimately lead more enriched, fuller lives. One in the new series of books from The School of Life, launched January 2014: How to Age by Anne Karpf How to Develop Emotional Health by Oliver James How to Be Alone by Sara Maitland How to Deal with Adversity by Christopher Hamilton How to Think About Exercise by Damon Young How to Connect with Nature by Tristan Gooley
Category: Philosophy

Checklist For Life

Author : Checklist for Life,
ISBN : 9781418557720
Genre : Religion
File Size : 53.66 MB
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Checklist for Life is the ultimate handbook for living a successful, joy-filled life. In addition to a brief narrative, each chapter of this interactive handbook contains: An "I Will" checklist of heart and attitude reinforcements A "Things to Do" checklist of action points A "Things to Remember" section of Scripture verses and applicable quotes from famous and not-so-famous people. Topics addressed include everyday miracles, prayer, purpose, and relationships.
Category: Religion

A Time To Be Born

Author : Dawn Powell
ISBN : 9781581952476
Genre : Fiction
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Set against an atmospheric backdrop of New York City in the months just before America’ s entry into World War II, A Time To Be Born is a scathing and hilarious study of cynical New Yorkers stalking each other for various selfish ends. At the center of the story are a wealthy, self-involved newspaper publisher and his scheming, novelist wife, Amanda Keeler. Powell always denied that Amanda Keeler was based upon the real-life Clare Boothe Luce, until years later when she discovered a memo she’d written to herself in 1939 that said, “Why not do a novel on Clare Luce?” Which prompted Powell to write in her diary “Who can I believe? Me or myself?” From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Fiction

How To Be Alone Without Feeling Lonely

Author : Ida Greene, PhD
ISBN : 9781881165279
Genre : Self-Help
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Even though there are handicaps to living or being alone, it is possible to be alone and be well adjusted and we show you how to do that in this book. The road we want to travel in life is to see ourselves as an extension or a child of the Divine. If we could stay in that role for one hour a day, we would see ourselves as unlimited in our ability to manifest anything we desire: perfect health, an ideal career, loving relationships, abundance, prosperity, harmony, peace, no conflict, tension, anxiety or stress.
Category: Self-Help

A Time To Heal From The Soil

Author : Hattie Foster Soil
ISBN : 9781469120058
Genre : Poetry
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I have been writing poems for the past seven years. After writing my first poem, I felt that I had created a masterpiece but realizing that I was enjoying the energy that flowed from me. I also felt that this is something I can actually do. After reading my first poem, I fell in love with the results and even got energetic about writing more. I can create beautiful words from a single thought and find that writing poetry came naturally for me so I decided to write about my family. I have done extensive researched and found great-great-great grandparents who were born as Africans and found themselves as properties in America in the late 1700s. They were kidnapped from their homes in Africa where life was easy and very promising, and captured by other Africans for money and sold to Americans slave traders. Before they were kidnapped, they had heard of people being sold into slavery to Americans and vowed to keep their guards up. One day, they were kidnapped and transported to America in the belly of a slave ship. They feared this unknown country, America, in which they will soon live. The conditions on the ship were horrendous, many victims of slavery committed suicide by jumping overboard as their mental state reflected their physical conditions. They had very little to eat and were kept chained because of the slave traders fear the slaves could cause injury to themselves or to others, thus hindering themselves to depreciate in value. Once arriving in America, they were immediately put on the slave blocks for all to view as these new slaves were auctioned to the highest bidder. They did not understand the new language and were unable to practice their own cultures and lifestyles. They were forced to live by the rules or the majority culture that benefited from free labor from the backs of my ancestors. They worked in fields, gathering cotton, beans, soybean and other miscellaneous items to get ready for selling or bartering at the nearby markets. Even among slaves, there was a certain social structure when it came to colors. There was a discriminated between lighter (mulattoes) and darker skinned Africans. The lighter skinned slaves worked inside the plantation (the big house) performing duties as cooks, caregivers, housekeepers and whatever the owners desired. Whereas, the darker skin slaves were forced to work in direct inclement weather, sometimes from zero to over 100 degrees. Most of the tasks they performed were field workers, animal trainers, carpenters, architects and land developers. Regardless of where they worked, the slaves were treated worse than the family pets. The owners of the slaves were often called master, boss, Mr. or Miss. This etiquette produced specific ways in which the plantation was operated. If things were not done properly, the owners would punish the slaves as if they were caged animals, this would be severe beatings or even kill them. While decades and centuries passed, it was known that the education system was not designed for Africans and the new dark Americans. Up until the 19th century, the slaves relied solely on self-education for their own intuitions and ideas. They had many remedies for medicine. Their menu consisted of eating parts of the swine that was considered spoils to the owners. In the 1800s, a small fraction of African Americans learned to read and write, it was considered a crime if they were taught these skills. Most slaves pretended to be dumb to protect themselves and their families. Now, I love reading those short stories and eloquent words about their lives and situations. I also enjoyed the writings of many African American authors of the 1930 and the 1940s, especially those who wrote about slavery, something I can relate to them, my ancestors. The broken English and dialog is especially dear to me because this language I have heard all of my life. Writers such as; W.E.B. Dubose, Arma Bontemps, Paul Lawrence Dunbar and La
Category: Poetry

How To Be Alone

Author : Jonathan Franzen
ISBN : 0374707642
Genre : Literary Collections
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Passionate, strong-minded nonfiction from the National Book Award-winning author of The Corrections Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections was the best-loved and most-written-about novel of 2001. Nearly every in-depth review of it discussed what became known as "The Harper's Essay," Franzen's controversial 1996 investigation of the fate of the American novel. This essay is reprinted for the first time in How to be Alone, along with the personal essays and the dead-on reportage that earned Franzen a wide readership before the success of The Corrections. Although his subjects range from the sex-advice industry to the way a supermax prison works, each piece wrestles with familiar themes of Franzen's writing: the erosion of civic life and private dignity and the hidden persistence of loneliness in postmodern, imperial America. Recent pieces include a moving essay on his father's stuggle with Alzheimer's disease (which has already been reprinted around the world) and a rueful account of Franzen's brief tenure as an Oprah Winfrey author. As a collection, these essays record what Franzen calls "a movement away from an angry and frightened isolation toward an acceptance--even a celebration--of being a reader and a writer." At the same time they show the wry distrust of the claims of technology and psychology, the love-hate relationship with consumerism, and the subversive belief in the tragic shape of the individual life that help make Franzen one of our sharpest, toughest, and most entertaining social critics.
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Junior High And Middle School Talksheets Updated

Author : David Lynn
ISBN : 9780310867364
Genre : Religion
File Size : 89.95 MB
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Get Your Students Talking About the Bible And God. And themselves, their beliefs, their questions, their lives. About the things that matter to them.Do it conveniently and effectively with Junior High-Middle School TalkSheets--Updated!, part of the best-selling discussion-starting TalkSheets series from Youth Specialties, now updated for new-millennium students. Here are 50 creative discussions that focus on relevant, real-life topics:Media Influences--TV, Music, AdvertisingSubstance Abuse & Peer PressureParentsSelf-Image & Physical AppearanceJesusFriendshipsPrayer & WorshipTrusting God & Dealing with Doubt. . . and 40 more subjects of perennial interest to teenagers.TalkSheets are one-page reproducible handouts with provocative questions in a compelling design that will get churched and unchurched kids alike talking and thinking about the Bible--and how its principles affect their daily lives.Use TalkSheets to launch your own lesson--or use them as stand-alone Bible studies. Each TalkSheet comes with detailed information and suggestions for discussion leaders: Bible references galore, Internet resources, further group exploration, and activities to pursue during and after the meeting.Junior High-Middle School TalkSheets--Updated! is the perfect discussion-starting resource for youth meetings, small groups and cell groups, Sunday school, and camps and retreats.More than a quarter million copies sold in this series!
Category: Religion

15 Minutes Alone With God For Men

Author : Bob Barnes
ISBN : 9780736932356
Genre : Religion
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Updated and with a handsome new cover, this popular guide (170,000 copies sold) provides men with everything they need for daily spiritual refreshment and renewal. Like an older brother, Bob Barnes encourages men to develop their character as they enjoy intimate, life-changing encounters with God. Each day's offering includes a short Scripture reading (and a key verse to focus on throughout the day), a simple but thought-provoking devotion based on everyday life, a prayer, and action points that help guys apply what they read. These dynamic 15-minute devotions will inspire, challenge, and equip men to grow closer to God and more effectively love and lead the people God has placed in their lives.
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