Cry Heart, But Never Break

Author: Glen Ringtved

Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books



Page: 32

View: 284

A beautiful, sensitive picture book about being able to say goodbye to thosewe love, while holding them in memory."

Take Me to Your Readers

How to use the best children's books to lead students to read, read, read

Author: Larry Swartz

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited


Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 479

This thoughtful book is rooted in the belief that teachers can lead their students to develop their reading tastes and grow in their love of reading at the same time as supporting and stretching students in their meaning-making experiences. This practical resource highlights more than 50 instructional strategies that invite students to work inside and outside a book through reading, writing, talk, and arts experiences. It highlights the work of guest voices that include classroom teachers, occasional teachers, special education teachers, and librarians who share their best literacy practices. Take Me to Your Readers uses 5 essential areas to structure classroom experiences through children's literature: Motivation; Theme Connections; Genre Connections; Cross-Curricular Connections; and Response. Extensive booklists, teaching tips, a wide range of activities, and reproducible pages provide practical support. Ultimately, this book is designed to take teachers to their readers and start them on a lifelong journey through great books!

Finding Dignity at the End of Life

A Spiritual Reflection on Palliative Care

Author: Kathleen D. Benton

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Psychology

Page: 210

View: 362

Finding Dignity at the End of Life discusses the need for palliative care as a human right and explores a whole-person methodology for use in treatment. The book examines the concept of palliative care as a holistic human right from the perspective of multiple aspects of faith, ideology, culture, and nationality. Integrating a humanities-based approach, chapters provide detailed discussions of spirituality, suffering, and healing from scholars from around the world. Within each chapter, the authors address a different cultural and religious focus by examining how this topic relates to questions of inherent dignity, both ethically and theologically, and how different spiritual lenses may inform our interpretation of medical outcomes. Mental health practitioners, allied professionals, and theologians will find this a useful and reflective guide to palliative care and its connection to faith, spirituality, and culture.

Change Your Story, Change Your Brain

Author: Dr. Linda Miles

Publisher: Archway Publishing


Category: Self-Help

Page: 112

View: 565

Do you feel as if someone else is writing the story of your life? Does the world seem to be brimming with negativity? Do you feel trapped in a mental prison of blame, depression, anxiety, or fear? It’s time to rediscover your most powerful weapon. Change Your Story, Change Your Brain is a guide to living more fully in the present moment and propelling yourself free from the cesspools of toxicity. Merging powerful anecdotes with neuroscientific findings and simple practices, this book invites you on a life-altering quest to rediscover purpose and joy through the practice of mindfulness. Learn to program your brain to live purposefully. Seize control of your thoughts and unleash your utmost potential. As you live with greater intention, you’ll discover that you can literally change the structure of your brain—and your life. “Great insights and strategies to deal with loss and pain through the practice of mindfulness. Anyone who is struggling with a major life transition will benefit from this book, recover, and move on to a healthier, happier life.” Amy Botwinick, Life Coach, Founder of “Change your Story, Change Your Brain cut through my pain with scalpel-like precision. It brought my deadened heart back to life and enabled me to revive my career. This is no self-improvement book. This is a book that will change your life.” Martin Terrell, author of Beyond Tomorrow “Read this if you are interested in exploring, cultivating, and nurturing yourself and those around you.” Shengli Dong, Professor of Psychological and Counseling Services at Florida State University

Rewrite Your Story Rewire Your Brain

Essays on Living and Healing with Mindfulness

Author: Linda Miles

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 74

View: 550

In the fast-paced world which we live in, its easy for the little things to get trampled by the big things. The little things, as we tend to call them, however, are actually the big things. Peace, positivity, joy, and gratitudethese things are so often underrated and neglected, things that can seem ephemeral or belonging to other people, yet these exact things are the essence of life.

The Anatomy of Grief

Author: Dorothy P. Holinger

Publisher: Yale University Press


Category: Psychology

Page: 328

View: 255

An original, authoritative guide to the impact of grief on the brain, the heart, and the body of the bereaved Grief happens to everyone. Universal and enveloping, grief cannot be ignored or denied. This original new book by psychologist Dorothy P. Holinger uses humanistic and physiological approaches to describe grief’s impact on the bereaved. Taking examples from literature, music, poetry, paleoarchaeology, personal experience, memoirs, and patient narratives, Holinger describes what happens in the brain, the heart, and the body of the bereaved. Readers will learn what grief is like after a loved one dies: how language and clarity of thought become elusive, why life feels empty, why grief surges and ebbs so persistently, and why the bereaved cry. Resting on a scientific foundation, this literary book shows the bereaved how to move through the grieving process and how understanding grief in deeper, more multidimensional ways can help quell this sorrow and allow life to be lived again with joy. Visit the author's companion website for The Anatomy of Grief:

The Book of Lists

Revised and Updated and Even More Canadian

Author: Ira Basen

Publisher: Knopf Canada


Category: Reference

Page: 400

View: 169

A revised, updated and even more Canadian edition of the classic bestseller. In 1977, The Book of Lists, the first and best compendium of facts weirder than fiction, was published. Filled with intriguing information and must-talk-about trivia it has spawned many imitators--but none as satisfying or successful. In 2005, Ira Basen and Jane Farrow brought together the most entertaining and informative of these original lists and augmented them with homegrown material in the first Canadian edition. Now, more than a decade later, this refreshed and expanded edition gives us even more highly addictive lists, including · Margaret Atwood’s 10 Annoying Things to Say to Writers · 6 Cases of People Killed by God · Jesse Wente’s 8 Films You Should Watch to Prepare for the End of the World · First Sexual Encounters of 17 Prominent Canadians · Cathal Kelly’s 9 Most Compelling Players in Soccer History · 10 People Who Died Laughing Fun, revealing and full of facts you didn’t know you needed to know, The Book of Lists will inspire the list-maker in every reader.

The Routledge Companion to Death and Literature

Author: W. Michelle Wang

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 470

View: 899

The Routledge Companion to Death and Literature seeks to understand the ways in which literature has engaged deeply with the ever-evolving relationship humanity has with its ultimate demise. It is the most comprehensive collection in this growing field of study and includes essays by Brian McHale, Catherine Belling, Ronald Schleifer, Helen Swift, and Ira Nadel, as well as the work of a generation of younger scholars from around the globe, who bring valuable transnational insights. Encompassing a diverse range of mediums and genres – including biography and autobiography, documentary, drama, elegy, film, the novel and graphic novel, opera, picturebooks, poetry, television, and more – the contributors offer a dynamic mix of approaches that range from expansive perspectives on particular periods and genres to extended analyses of select case studies. Essays are included from every major Western period, including Classical, Middle Ages, Renaissance, and so on, right up to the contemporary. This collection provides a telling demonstration of the myriad ways that humanity has learned to live with the inevitability of death, where “live with” itself might mean any number of things: from consoling, to memorializing, to rationalizing, to fending off, to evading, and, perhaps most compellingly of all, to escaping. Engagingly written and drawing on examples from around the world, this volume is indispensable to both students and scholars working in the fields of medical humanities, thanatography (death studies), life writing, Victorian studies, modernist studies, narrative, contemporary fiction, popular culture, and more.

Emma's Laugh

The Gift of Second Chances - A Memoir

Author: Diana Kupershmit

Publisher: She Writes Press


Category: Biography & Autobiography


View: 324

As Diana surveyed her newborn baby's face, languid body, and absent cry, she knew something was wrong. Then the doctors delivered devastating news: her first child, Emma, had been born with a rare genetic disorder that would leave her profoundly physically and intellectually disabled. Diana imagined life with a child with disabilities as a dark and insular one—a life in which she would be forced to exist in the periphery alongside her daughter. Convinced of her inability to love her “imperfect” child and give her the best care and life she deserved, Diana gave Emma up for adoption. But as with all things that are meant to be, Emma found her way back home. As Emma grew, Diana watched her live life determinedly and unapologetically, radiating love always. Emma evolved from a survivor to a warrior, and the little girl that Diana didn’t think she could love enough rearranged her heart. In her short eighteen years of life, Emma gifted her family the indelible lesson of the healing and redemptive power of love. This is a mother’s requiem to her perfectly imperfect child—a child who left too soon, but whose lessons continue to inspire a life lived and loved.

Death and Events

International Perspectives on Events Marking the End of Life

Author: Ian R Lamond

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 234

View: 579

This unique volume examines death from a socio-cultural events perspective. Drawing on the empirical and conceptual work produced by an international body of researchers, it is the first publication to look at death, dying, memorialization, and their mediation, from an events orientation. By placing the contribution of these scholars together, this book provides a unique opportunity to instigate an international, critical discussion, around the connectivities associated with death and events. Chapters consider connections to death and events on many levels, including individual, local, communally based, construals of the event landscape; the relationship between death and events into larger socio-cultural frames of reference. Chapteres also consider how death and events are manifest through diverse platforms of mediation, with a discussion of the media presentation of end of life events, and the articulation of death online. Case studies from a wide-ranging selection of countries, from Moscow to Bangladesh to Cambodia, are examined throughout. This will be of great interest to upper-level students and researchers in event studies as well as a variety of other disciplines such as sociology and cultural studies.