Add great friends, subtract toxic people and multiply your happiness
Author: Caroline Millington
Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd
Category: Family & Relationships
Friendship is such an important part of our lives but how much do we really know about it? Do we understand how it works, what it is and what it means? In her last book, Caroline Millington introduced us to the concept of kindfulness – blending mindfulness with being kind to yourself. Simply, remembering to treat yourself with kindness in all instances. That means setting boundaries to get the best out of your relationships and making your emotional wellbeing a priority. The Friendship Formula shows readers how to apply this concept to create and maintain longlasting, nurturing and functioning friendships. Friendship is a beautiful thing but there are lots of difficult times in life where it can be tricky to navigate: when friendship becomes toxic; how to break up with a friend; what to do if a friend 'ghosts' you and surviving friendship betrayal; how motherhood can impact on female friendships; friendship grief and how to cope with losing a friend. This book shows you how applying kindfulness to the difficult side of friendship can help you mend your heart, move on and get the best out of those friendships that really matter.
The Friendship Formula is designed to help children in upper Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 develop their communication and relationship skills. Such focused intervention has proven to yield better results when it includes the peers and family of the targeted pupils.
Activities for Teaching Emotional, Social and Organisational Skills
Author: Josie Santomauro
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
To be successful in today's world, all children need to become competent in emotional, social and organisational skills. This book of easy-to-implement strategies will be an invaluable tool for teaching these essential life skills to children of all abilities. Each chapter provides objectives, lesson ideas, activities and photocopiable worksheets, and adopts an engaging theme appealing to a wide range of interests including science, music, cookery and sports. From developing organisational skills by making use of timetables, reports and note-taking, to promoting self-esteem by creating acrostic poems, Set for Success offers a series of structured yet fun-filled exercises that cater for all learning styles and levels of emotional and social proficiency. This practical resource is ideal for children aged 3-10, and the activities can be easily adapted for older children who need extra support in developing emotional, social and organisational skills.
"Jouette Bassler's volume on the Pastoral Letters is a model of careful, clearly written cogent interpretation. She gives faithful attention to the problematic trees along the exegetical path, yet without losing sight of the forest. Organized by literary units but not avoiding difficult verses, Bassler's commentary keeps before the reader the unfolding history of the early Christian community from which the text emerges. It is unquestionably the best resource we have on the Pastoral Letters." -- Charles B. Cousar, Columbia Theological Seminary "Bassler's commentary has the crispness of style and no-nonsense quality about it that one has come to expect from its author. The underlying learning is evident throughout. It results in careful, critical exegesis that places the Pastorals securely in their social and historical context. All relevant issues are explained and discussed. Bassler is particularly good at referring the reader to other texts that illuminate her own, with a broad range over Jewish, Greco-Roman, and Christian texts. She presupposes the non-Pauline authorship of the Pastorals, but otherwise has no special axes to grind. As an introductory commentary for theological students, it could not be bettered." --Troels Engberg-Pedersen, Copenhagen University, Denmark
"Stivale develops a zigzag methodology practiced by Deleuze himself to explore several concepts as they relate to friendship and to discern how friendship shifts, slips, and creates movement between Deleuze and specific friends. The first section of this study discusses the elements of creativity, pedagogy, and literature that appear implicitly and explicitly in his work. The second section focuses on Deleuze's friendships with Michel Foucault, Jacques Derrida, Claire Parnet, and Felix Guattari and reveals his conception of friendship as an ultimately impersonal form of intensity that goes beyond personal relationships."--BOOK JACKET.
This English translation of The Judgments of Nativities by the medieval Arabian astrologer Abu 'Ali Al-Khayyat, who is usually called Albohali in astrological literature, was made from the 1546 Latin edition by John of Seville. It includes the Latin Editor's introduction. The Judgments of Nativities, a book on natal astrology, was written in the early ninth century, and James H. Holden has included an introductory essay on Arabian astrology and has provided explanatory footnotes, appendices and a glossary of astrological terms. James H. Holden is Research Director of the American Federation of Astrologers and is the author of A History of Horoscopic Astrology in addition to translating numerous other works, all of which are available at www.astrologers.com.
Guaranteed Formula for Writing Success will allow you to learn how to: 1. Grab your reader¿s attention from the get-go, 2. Write clear, crisp copy, 3. Make your meaning clear, 4. Make your writing sing, 5. Create believable characters and scenarios, 6. Transform your mind into an idea factory, 7. Perk up pompous, flabby prose, 8. Write about anything, anywhere, anytime!!!Who Needs This Book?1. Students preparing for their high school final exams, 2. Students preparing to attend college or university where they will have to write term papers, theses, and other reports, 3. English as a Foreign/Second Language (EFL/ESL) learners, 4. Students planning to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT), Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), Test of Written English (TWE), etc., 5. Business people, including owners, who want to get better results from their correspondence and communication, 6. Administrative assistants, public relations agents, sales people, aspiring authors, etc.
Learning about friendship doesn't happen all at once. It's a process. The Christian Girl's Guide to Friendship will show you how to get a good start now so you can have fantastic friends and be one, too! Book jacket.
How Amicitia in the Thought of Aelred and Aquinas Inscribes the Scholastic Turn
Author: Nathan Lefler
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
In Theologizing Friendship, the author aims to revitalize Jean Leclercq's defense of monastic theology, while expanding and qualifying some of the central theses expounded in Leclercq's magisterial The Love of Learning and the Desire for God. The current work contributes to a revised and updated status quaestionis concerning the theological relationship between classical monasticism and scholasticism, construed in more systematic and speculative terms than those of Leclercq, rendered here through the lens of friendship as a theological topos. The work shares with Ivan Illich's In the Vineyard of the Text the conviction that the rise of the Schools (Paris, Oxford, etc.) constitutes one of the greatest intellectual watersheds in the history of Western civilization: where Illich's ruminations are largely philosophical and particularly epistemological, the author's are theological and metaphysical. In his novel proposal that within the monastic and scholastic milieux there obtain parallel threefold analogies among friendship, reading, and theology, the author not only offers an original contribution to current scholarship, but gestures towards avenues for institutional self-examination much needed by the contemporary--modern and postmodern--Academy.