An updated, indispensable guide to empowerment and self-discovery for teens. While fashion magazines, television programs, and websites emphasize the superficial and foster insecurities, Sarah Stillman directs teen girls to a healthy place where a strong sense of self and direction take center stage. Originally written when the author was just sixteen, Soul Searching has been fully updated and expanded to address the concerns of today’s teens, bringing girl power to the printed page by offering young women a clear path to self-discovery and empowerment. Through fun quizzes, insightful exercises, and provocative statistics, Stillman guides young women through the complex maze between adolescence and adulthood. Featuring updated sections on safe cell-phone use, social media, health, and gender, as well as including updated resources throughout, Soul Searching is a must-read for teenage girls.
How Gender Myths are Hurting Our Relationships, Our Children, and Our Jobs
Author: Rosalind C. Barnett
Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)
Category: Social Science
Bursting some of the essentialist myths about gender difference, the authors explain why it is important to move beyond biological determinism and sexual stereotypes to see how behavior and thinking really occur in individuals. 60,000 first printing.
Teenage girls from a variety of social classes and ethnic and religious backgrounds describe ceremonies and events that marked their passage from childhood to adulthood. Includes advice for planning your own coming of age ceremony.
Dancer, singer--who's that, who? Why, that's MISS Josephine Baker, to you! (with audio recording)
Author: Jonah Winter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
A picture book biography that will inspire readers to dance to their own beats! Singer, dancer, actress, and independent dame, Josephine Baker felt life was a performance. She lived by her own rules and helped to shake up the status quo with wild costumes and a you-can’t-tell-me-no attitude that made her famous. She even had a pet leopard in Paris! From bestselling children’s biographer Jonah Winter and two-time Caldecott Honoree Marjorie Priceman comes a story of a woman the stage could barely contain. Rising from a poor, segregated upbringing, Josephine Baker was able to break through racial barriers with her own sense of flair and astonishing dance abilities. She was a pillar of steel with a heart of gold—all wrapped up in feathers, sequins, and an infectious rhythm.
Full of sass, soul, and the type of empowering wisdom that no woman should live without, Choosing ME before WE is like a heart-to-heart with your closest girlfriend. And best of all, you’ll discover that your closest girlfriend is your own truest self, inside you, always ready to offer wise, loving advice and counsel about what is best for you. Designed to challenge and guide women to create the relationships they want instead of the ones they often find themselves stuck in, this book is packed with: stimulating questions to uncover what’s true for you, daring you to get downright real about yourself and your relationships powerful techniques to change old habits that sabotage your dreams real-life experiences shared by the author, her friends, and her clients Author Christine Arylo, who almost married the wrong guy for all the wrong reasons, speaks to women of all ages, whether they’re seeking a relationship, evaluating a less-than-fulfilling one, rebounding from a bad breakup, or working through issues with a partner. Choosing ME before WE teaches women to stop settling, to get real about the kind of partner they’re looking for, and to start exploring and creating what they truly want in themselves and their relationships.
Book Summary of The Cuz Bounded by truth, The Cuz, highlights the diabolical life of James Cuzze as told through the inculcations of Dr. Christopher Haefner. The doctor had always endeavored to help him before it was too late. But then James is killed! The doctor is devastated. As a prominent psychiatrist he knows that if he could have helped James he could have helped anybody. Had he succeeded he could have considered himself a brilliant physician. Now he would never know. But would he? Ten years after his death James returns-in ghostly form! Little by little he exacts his purposes into the doctors life by purporting to his exasperated friend that he has come back only to help him. James has nothing to reconcile with as the doctor does and he shows him in ways which were like him, wildly wicked. From the first encounter until last the doctors life is blasted towards a final enlightenment!
"Secrets" - Thru Her Eyes is about a frightened girl who searches for love and attention in all the wrong places and find herself in a pool of misery before her time. She experiences at an early age what most grown women don't experience until they are well into their mid-lives. As the girl grows up her experiences doesn't become any lesser for her time spent aging. The girl learns valuable lessons throughout her life but only takes one with her to her adulthood. As a young girl she finds herself losing her way but eventually finds her way back on the right path. It takes many tribulations before she realizes only one thing can save her from a total road of destruction. Once she figured out what was in the mirror she might not be afraid anymore, or would learning the truth about someone so close to her make her run faster? She only hopes to figure things out quickly since life was running out of options.
A guide to finding your way through life's ordeals
Author: Thomas Moore
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
A 'dark night of the soul' is not a psychological syndrome, but a quest for meaning during life's darkest hours: the loss of a loved one, the end of a relationship, ageing and illness, career disappointments or just an ongoing dissatisfaction with life. Thomas Moore's extensive experience as a psychologist and theologian has taught him that the dark night is a challenge to restore ourselves and to become someone of substance, depth and soul. By using these trying times as an opportunity to reflect and delve into the soul's deepest needs, we can find a new understanding of life's meaning. Dark Nights of the Soul has its roots in a favourite chapter in Thomas Moore's million copy bestseller, Care of the Soul. In this beautifully-written and thought-provoking work he explores our contemporary anxieties and insecurities and shows how these metaphoric dark nights can become transforming rites of passage.