Hope Daily life is like one big, massive chore. I work to pay the bills, I live in a crap little one story house with unstable beams and I have debt collectors on my back. Not cool right? My dad died a few months ago and he left a shit storm in his wake. I’m screwed and I’m alone. Ghosts of my past haunt me daily. Life goes on by but I’m stuck in my head, stuck in the past. Dad created a sick version of hell and I’m about to live it. Will anyone save me? Am I on my own like I am in reality? I hope someone becomes my knight in shining armour. These men… They’re dangerous and I have no clue how to escape. Mack Loneliness is a constant feeling in my bones, weariness of runs with the club have me wanting to rip my hair out. I stay calm and collected for my brothers. I’m the Prez and I am not weak. But seeing everyone shacking up with woman, getting Old Ladies, it makes me want it too. News of an abduction reaches us, the Devil Heads MC are making a move and they’re causing hell wherever they go. Do we jump the gun and take the fuckers down? Or do we sit back and wait for their next move?
A healing book for those in the wake of life’s devastating storms. We can never plan for the unexpected turns of this life that sometimes lead to great personal suffering. Sometimes that suffering can overshadow everything and threaten to pull us under. Nancy Guthrie knows what it is to be plunged into life’s abyss. Framing her own story of staggering loss and soaring hope with the biblical story of Job, she takes you by the hand and guides you on a pathway through pain—straight to the heart of God. Holding On to Hope offers an uplifting perspective, not only for those experiencing monumental loss, but for anyone going through difficulty and failure. (Includes an 8-week study on the book of Job for readers who want to dig deeper into what the Bible says about dealing with suffering and grief.)
Are you aching for a child? Empty Arms Holding on to Hope: Coping with Infertility openly deals with the painful issue of infertility. Author Deanna Lamb shares her own struggles and victories with fertility drugs, medical procedures, and adoption. Empty Arms Holding on to Hope takes an in-depth look at the biblical story of Hannah and invites readers to examine their hearts and journal on key issues, offering a new look at motherhood and a depiction of enduring hope.
A captivating historical saga which vividly brings the East End to life. Kate Ellis learnt the hard way that falling in love with the wrong man could be your undoing. It was nine years ago that she fell for the charms of Freddie Ellis, only to discover his criminal ways. With her husband in prison, Kate has fought hard to give her two children everything they could need. But now Freddie is back and threatens to destroy everything she has worked for. Captain Jonathan Quinn has resigned from the army after the needless death of too many of his men. But when his father disowns him and his fiancée breaks their engagement, Jonathan finds himself in desperate need of work. Accepting a friend's proposal of acting as headmaster at a local school, Jonathan is determined to leave the army behind and turn his life around. When Kate and Jonathan's paths cross, the attraction is instant. But with Kate still a married woman, they know it can never be. As Kate grows more distant, Jonathan finds solace in the arms of another woman, and Kate is left to wonder if she will ever find true love again...
Follow a young boy named Keith and his grandfather in an inspiring story of endurance against all odds in the wilderness. Their faith will keep them pushing on despite the difficult circumstance while their strong family bonds only grow stronger in the midst of the storm. Faith, family, and determination combine together in this powerful tale of survival.
Practical Tips to Harness the Magical Power of Hope.
Author: Carol Stockall
Hope is spiritual oxygen. Hope is often confused with a something that is all fluff but ironically hope is what makes people tough. Hope is essential for survival. Hope helps you not just survive but thrive. This book is full of practical tips to help you harness the magical power of hope.Carol Stockall is a caregiver who has worn many hats. She began as a candy-striper, and later became a nurse, doctor, coach and counselor. A lifelong learner, Carol has a host of academic and professional letters behind her name including; BA, RN, MD, FRCPC, ACC, MC, and CCC. With decades of professional health care experience combined with a lifetime of personal experience Carol has earned a "PhD in life" that only comes with experience.People often search for solutions during times of suffering. Carol has firsthand experience seeking solutions for the suffering of her patients, her clients and herself. Hope is always her first step in healing suffering.Today Carol's most known for her work coaching and counseling caregivers. She is a professional coach, certified by Erickson Coaching International, the International Coach Federation and the Physician Coaching Institute. Carol holds a post-degree diploma in Interprofessional Mental Health and a Master's degree in Counseling. Her thesis work was focused on burnout with a special interest in mindfulness to build balance and restore resilience.No matter what the problem, holding onto hope no matter what, is always part of the solution.
Hold onto hope. Hope is the spiritual oxygen that keeps your love for life alive. Everyone needs hope.Hope not only helps you survive your struggles it helps you thrive in spite of your struggles. Hope keeps you from falling into the depths of depression.Hope helps you look for on the bright side and hope helps you bring about that brighter future. Hope is healing. Hope is powerful medicine and a wonderful prescription for wellness.This journal is full of helpful tips to hold onto hope. The colored pages are bold and bright with universal appeal. It's the perfect size. It's handy to carry around when you are on the go and need a bit of hope. Use the tips and journal about the hope boosting results. Make a hope journal a daily habit and you'll be journaling your way to wellness.Journals are a great gift to give yourself. A hope journal is an especially great gift for anyone struggling to overcome adversity, grief, burnout and depression.May the power of your pen empower your hope.
More than sixty-five years after the end of the American Civil War, African-Americans still dealt with the debilitating poverty of sharecropping and the Depression, and the violence of the Ku Klux Klan during the 1930s. Two African-American brothers, James and Robert Paschal, persevered despite these limitations and realized their dreams through years of hard work and determination. Serving Up Hope and Freedom is the moving true story of the Paschal brothers from Georgia. Fighting against the odds of a sharecropping life, James and Robert went on to become millionaires, philanthropists, world-renowned restaurant/hotel owners, and leaders in the struggle for civil rights. As told by James Paschal, this memoir showcases the brothers' extraordinary devotion to making a difference in the world, inspiring others to tap into the unlimited power of their dreams. Their legacy will continue to provide hope, inspiration, and encouragement for future generations.
Is there a baby in the relational consulting room? How and when can/should we try to hold our patients? What happens to the analyst's subjectivity when she tries to hold? In Holding and Psychoanalysis: A Relational Perspective (second Edition), Joyce Slochower brings a contemporary relational framework to bear on Winnicott's notion of the holding environment. Revisiting the clinical impact and theoretical underpinnings of holding, Slochower explores its function in those moments when "ordinary" interpretive or interactive work cannot be tolerated. Slochower expands the holding construct beyond the needs of dependent patients by examining its therapeutic function across the clinical spectrum. Emphasizing holding’s coconstructed nature, Slochower explores the contribution of both patient and analyst the holding moment. This second Edition introduces new theoretical and clinical material, including four additional chapters. Two of these address holding’s impact on the patient’s capacity to access, articulate and process affect states; the third moves outside the consulting room to explore how holding functions in acts of memorial ritual across the lifespan. A final chapter presents Slochower’s latest ideas about holding’s clinical function in buffering shame states. Integrating Winnicott's seminal contributions with contemporary relational and feminist/psychoanalytic perspectives, Joyce Slochower addresses the therapeutic limitations of both interpretive and interactive clinical work. There are times, she argues, when patients cannot tolerate explicit evidence of the analyst's separate presence and instead need a holding experience. Slochower conceptualizes holding within a relational frame that includes both deliberate and enacted elements. In her view, the analyst does not hold alone; patient and analyst each participate in the establishment of a co-constructed holding space. Slochower pays particular attention to the analyst's experience during moments of holding, offering rich clinical vignettes that illustrate the complex struggle that holding entails. She also addresses the therapeutic limits of holding and invites the reader to consider the analyst’s contribution to these failures. Slochower locates the holding process within a broader clinical framework that involves the transition toward collaboration—a move away from holding and into an explicitly intersubjective therapeutic frame. Holding and Psychoanalysis offers a sophisticated integration of Winnicottian and relational thought that privileges the dynamic impact of holding moments on both patient and analyst. Thoroughly grounded in case examples, the book offers compelling clinical solutions to common therapeutic knots. Clearly written and carefully explicated, it will be an important addition to the libraries of psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists.