Connect with your feminine essence and get in touch with your innate power and worth with this book of poetic daily meditations and inspiring art. In her previous works, such as Addiction to Perfection, Marion Woodman offered spiritual sustenance and feminine wisdom to her many readers. Now Woodman and her collaborator Jill Mellick have distilled her words into prose poems, adding a new layer of inspiration for your every day. The driving force behind this book is the beauty and significance of the feminine essence. Through quotes and stunning watercolors, readers are offered sacred reminders of our worth and power as women. By carefully selecting excerpts from Woodman’s works, Mellick has crafted these poems for women everywhere, guaranteed to speak to the soul. Women often find themselves caught up in a number of roles and tasks that they strive to fill and complete. This collection is a resting place, away from the chaos. It is a chance to check in with your body and mind and gain a higher vision for the day ahead.
From the heart of one of the world’s most beloved entertainers comes an engaging memoir of professional triumph, private heartbreak, and personal victory. It didn’t take Wynonna Judd long to find her purpose—or her voice. She picked up her first guitar at nine and in less that ten years was performing with her mother Naomi in a celebrated, multiple-award-winning, platinum-selling duo—a phenomenal success story that would set the stage for an equally triumphant solo career. Then came the turning point that forced the country music superstar to take a hard look at where she was, how she got there, and where she was headed. The result is Coming Home to Myself, an intimate look into the life of the chart-topping legend. From her humble roots to the career changes that would define the second half of her dynamic life, this memoir of survival, strength, family, and forgiveness will resonate with anyone who ever dreamed of finding themselves.
When you read the words “It’s time to heal,” does one specific event and/or relationship come to mind? Maybe it’s the relationship that you have with one of your family members, maybe it’s a dating relationship that went wrong, or maybe, just maybe, it’s the relationship that you have with yourself. I know that for me, it was all of the above. If right now you’re going through something or you’re trying to heal from the past, please know that you’re not alone. I’ve been where you’re standing, and guess what? I made it through. If I can survive suffering with severe anxiety and depression for six years, losing more people by the time I was twenty than most people lose in a lifetime, having awful eating habits, unhealthy relationships, and more. Then I know that you, too, can survive whatever it is that you’re going through right now. This book will help you to begin that journey of healing so that you can finally become the person that, deep down, you want to be — the person that you know you truly are. You don’t have to stay stuck. You have the choice and an amazing opportunity to free yourself from the pain that is holding you back from living your best life. So what do you say? Are you ready to come home to yourself? If you are, then let’s begin this amazing journey together.
This volume addresses a theme long essential to feminist and liberationist theology: in what can we hope, and what role should hope play in our actions and our lives? It provides a constructive set of proposals and fills a crucial gap in theological resources as well-known contributors address the theme from their different contexts and fields.
This book uses Western philosophical tradition to make a case for a form of thinking properly associated with ancient China. The book's thesis is that Chinese thinking is concrete rather than formal and abstract, and this is gathered in a variety of ways under the symbol "body thinking." The root of the metaphor is that the human body has a kind of intelligence in its most basic functions. When hungry the body gets food and eats, when tired it sleeps, when amused it laughs. In free people these things happen instinctively but not automatically. The metaphor of body thinking is extended far beyond bodily functions in the ordinary sense to personal and communal life, to social functions and to cultivation of the arts of civilization. As the metaphor is extended, the way to stay concrete in thinking with subtlety becomes a kind of ironic play, a natural adeptness at saying things with silences. Play and indirection are the roads around formalism and abstraction. Western formal thinking, it is argued, can be sharpened by Chinese body thinking to exhibit spontaneity and to produce healthy human thought in a community of cultural variety.
In this book, Morris explores the intersection of curriculum studies, Holocaust studies, and psychoanalysis, using the Holocaust to raise issues of memory and representation. Arguing that memory is the larger category under which history is subsumed, she examines the ways in which the Holocaust is represented in texts written by historians and by novelists. For both, psychological transference, repression, denial, projection, and reversal contribute heavily to shaping personal memories, and may therefore determine the ways in which they construct the past. The way the Holocaust is represented in curricula is the way it is remembered. Interrogations of this memory are crucial to our understandings of who we are in today's world. The subject of this text--how this memory is represented and how the process of remembering it is taught--is thus central to education today.
These are all things that we have to deal with when going through a career change. What is most difficult is deciding to make the change, especially when you are good at what you do, and wonder whether you should just stick it out in an unhappy-albeit well-paid-environment instead of taking a risk and starting over doing something you love. In This Time I Dance!, Tama Kieves shares the inspiring wisdom that led her from being a successful Harvard lawyer to an even more successful writer and life coach. The best part? She's happy with her career! We all look for what will make us happy in life, but we don't always make the choices that we should when it comes to sustaining that happiness. Tama Kieves shows how to do just that: how to stay happy and employed doing something you love, and what it takes to stop being a stressed-out worker and make peace with your career-and, most important, with yourself. Filled with solutions to the anxieties and roadblocks you may confront on your path, This Time I Dance! is for all those who are unfulfilled at work and uncertain of the practical steps that they should follow to achieve their dreams.
The Rebel Housewife Rules is a whole new set of rules for today's housewives. The book contains 38 short chapters--four pages each--because that is about all that a mom can read locked in the bathroom with a three-year-old while the dog vomits outside the door. Each chapter: Exposes a myth about being a housewife: "Compared to an outside career, taking care of a house and family--and myself--will be a breeze." Reveals the reality behind the myth: "My husband comes home to a disheveled wife, a disaster of a house, and laundry all over the stairs." Lays down a new rule: "Your day will never go as planned." And offers a rule Rx, a prescription for real domestic happiness: "Be proud of your most important accomplishments every day." Following the often hilarious adventures and advice of Rebel Housewives Sherri Caldwell and Vicki Todd, readers learn to be themselves, get what they want, and love in new and deeper ways. Sherri and Vicki share their hard-won wisdom in this "survivors' guide" to momhood, housecleaning, budgets, self-care, and love after kids and babies. Bottom line? Happiness is more important than passing the white-glove test. In The Rebel Housewife Rules, the recently engaged, new brides, or long-married wives find the courage to live by the greatest housewife rule of all: "Live, Love, and Laugh, one day at a time, baby."
The Simmonses are an unusual family. Each in their own way exhibits servants hearts, love of family, home, country, and a strong Christian faith. They make a full circle in this writing, with each in their own way contributing. The period covered by this story was a period of upheaval in America. Integration was in full bloom, the peace movement and the Vietnam War, The Kennedy and King assignation took place during this period. George Simmons has his hands full as he guides Clearwater through safe passage during this era. Ike Simmons comes of age and aids George as he charts the course through integration of Clearwater schools. Chassity, Mamie, and Woodrow are in the middle of everything; each contributing.