As you read this publication, many of you, like myself, won't realize the purpose or value and why I take pictures of me, my children, and grandchildren. It is because I almost died a year ago, at least the old me did because of a severe COVID-19 experience. It dawned on me after Father God was so gracious to spare my life how little value I gave to living and the lives of my family members. So, I am not taking pictures out of vanity but gratitude for how miraculously God has healed me (spiritually, emotionally, and physically). I was spared to see my 2nd grandchild's birth, Prince Marcus Joshua. My 30-year-old (Nobleman Bryson Adolphus) made it through horrendous drug addiction and is getting sober today. My daughter, a soldier for righteousness and faith Airedes (the Goddess), became and still is that soldier for Father God. God bridged the gap between me and my oldest son King Michael Jason (one who is like God), after 18 years of distancing. My true best friends are still my best friends today. I came to realize through this experience how much my siblings love me. Lastly, how many lives I've touched without knowing through ministering God's Word with a wonderful Man of God. I could go on. God is amazing in what He blessed me to experience and through what was viewed as the worst but yet, the most miraculous life-changing event. This publication shares a small piece of how I became "Pastor Amazing Grace," and I am beyond grateful. Pastor A. G. Graves
I offer practical and spiritual encouragement for those who are grieving from the loss of a loved one. Coronavirus it it’s not a death sentence. Many people have recovered from it and are still recovering from it. I offer health tips on how to stay mentally and physically healthy throughout the crisis. I include basic information on how the coronavirus got started, where it originated from as well as frequently asked questions. I include information on how to keep from getting Coronavirus as best you can, using preventative measures. If you care about yourself at all, you will reward yourself with taking care of yourself, And I can almost guarantee you that if you take care of your body, your body will take care of you! I include Celebrities that have contracted Coronavirus and recovered as well as Celebrities who have died from it. And talk about ways that we can fight according to the words of God.
When you hurt, you want answers. What caused the pain, and what can you do to recover? For people struggling with persistent or recurrent pain, however, those answers are difficult or impossible to obtain. Even so, it is possible to live a life with less pain—to heal and be well. In Healing Power of You, Dr. Keith Poorbaugh shares insights from his personal and clinical experience to help explain the cause of musculoskeletal pain. He then offers a rationale based upon recent scientific evidence demonstrating the danger of choosing a medical fix rather than the path toward wellness and healing. Every well human moves to heal, and you can rediscover the true nature of tissue healing to foster natural pain relief from musculoskeletal conditions. Take the opportunity to explore current knowledge on the mystery of healing from pain. Science is always changing, but one thing remains true and constant: the musculoskeletal system is designed to heal. Designed for those suffering from chronic pain, this guide presents a solution-based approach to pain relief that encourages healing and lifestyle changes for improved wellness.
How are you ? In these times that have come for a generation that has never survived either a war or a great famine, the situation is not like that anymore. Today was a hard trip for me. My life is killing me. Normal time for us humans who live on this planet. I’m a normal person like others like to live a normal life, but in the country when I leave my sexual orientation is a problem. All because I’m bisexual. For you another human in western civilization all this should be simple, nothing new for me, a person born in LGBT free zone, it's not nice to live between them. Now that's what they call this region. A person who is not normal for them is kind of weird. In this way, I run over every day. My life is full of pain. I am a person different from them and this is the story of my life. Sometimes, I think it is sick to see the point of my Vue. Try to explain what is going on in the nation. I’m bisexual what is now a crime. I was born in NO LGBT zone in Poland. No one knows who I’m inside my head. How can this change my life and their life’s forever? In this part of the country, homophobic behaviour and racist crime versus another person, it’s normal. The Polish lifestyle shown to other kinds of people is only for show-up. They always hide inside everything. Some of us are afraid that people soon will win. Next Poland will fall into the darkness of medieval rules. In this time of significant disease. Fight versus COVID-19 changed all of us. Hard times for all humanity, not only for Poland. This disease came from China and ran over our world in 2019 and ran over 2020 that same. This pandemic helped to cover the government's plan to start a repression of LGBT+ people. Who is that same like me? People of all backgrounds will fight to regain freedom from our souls, bodies, and survive that change. On The Streets, we hear only one word PEDAL. Which means one great insult to all people different from the rest. Right-wing freedom fighters who are part of Catholic Church at all times, they keep repeating. -GOD BLESS YOU ALL!! But wait, not me, not women after abortion, not LGBT+ and all atheists - agnostics. -WE ARE TOLERANT! - they said -GOD SAID TO US WE SHOULD LOVE YOU!- they said, but not for all. The difference in perception of the word tolerance is perceived differently for them, as it is for me. Not everyone thinks properly, but for me it is hard to see behaviour like this. Then the choice is always the same, you are a PEDAL. Part of the bike who we should push outside our community. We never accept you and never take care of you. It gives us the right to choose what your faith is, your future, your community path. That all is without asking you for permission. Their way of thinking shows all what they wish to share with the world. They hide everything in that community, that's why I hide inside them. I see what they see.They are afraid of what may change. How painful they can be for all of us Poles. This story shows all the colors from deep grey to pure white and how I receive them. My life with these people has been unbearable at times, now they have total power in their hands and they decide my life. They want to force all Poles to the path they choose and to turn them into slaves in the future . We can follow and do the same as Brits, who learn to live with Poles and change our view on Does consumerism destroy our souls? The ability to fight off stress and fear is limited. As a human being, you have your limits to accept negative feelings. Can you handle it like the hero of this story? Everything that happens in the world during the coronavirus pandemic is happening before your eyes. History is written in real time. The dramas miss you everyday on public transport. Can you cope with what awaits you? Life is hard especially during the COVID-19 harvest. Feel these problems with the deep heart held by each of us. Whether it's a distant country or central London...
A Sustainability Guide for Tired Helpers and Healers
Author: Jo Eckler
Publisher: Spiral Staircase Publishing
Have you gone from feeling like you were finally following your true calling as a helper and healer to dragging yourself out of bed? Where did all the excitement, wonder, and gratitude go? You’re exhausted physically and emotionally from juggling challenging clients and the mundane side of helping work. You might even have daydreamed about quitting. Or perhaps you’re new to helping and not sure how to navigate client relationships, run your practice, and somehow still have a life. Whether you’re an acupuncturist, massage therapist, yoga teacher, Reiki healer, coach, astrologer, or counselor, this book is your companion. Discover simple, effective techniques to: · Soothe burnout and relieve compassion fatigue · Enhance your own resilience · Break free from impostor syndrome · Feel empowered to maintain healthier boundaries · Customize your career to meet your needs · Plus, find out what you don’t know about change—this information can take you from frustrated to fulfilled Dr. Jo Eckler is a licensed clinical psychologist and registered yoga teacher trained in energy work, sound healing, and as a death & mourning doula. You’ll benefit from their 20 years of professional experience as a helper working directly with clients, supervising trainees, leading workshops, and consulting. It’s time to go beyond self-care clichés and get the practical tools you need to share your gifts with others while keeping yourself nourished in the process. Start crafting a more sustainable future today.
There is something to be said when we truly give people Permission To Grieve, in all situations of loss, not just in death, but even in divorce and in the midst of unexpected transitions.In "Permission To Grieve: How To Cope Through Public Loss In The Midst of Private Pain," Author Dwann Holmes takes us through her personal journey of grief in the death of her father, Dewayne Holmes Sr. who died not quite one year after her 101 year-old grandmother, Eleanor Nash Holmes. These personal losses happened during a time when many looked up to Holmes as their pastor. She shares how Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) helped her in ways she could have never imagined and what hurt is as a leader coping through public loss in the midst of private pain.Dwann Holmes gives interesting insight on what she calls the global grief of the world now that COVID-19 is listed as the cause of death for more than 2 million people and rising.Plus, Holmes provides brief prayers for those grieving and practical instructions on how leaders can develop a Grief Contingency Plan. You will find help and hope as you journey with Chaplain Dwann during this thought-provoking piece.
Life During COVID-19 is an ode to the world and inspires human connection. This anthology is deeply honest, inspiring & impactful, with stories from frontline workers, social workers, educators, students, parents, entrepreneurs, & athletes, among others. They have come forward to create a reserve of the unforgettable, by sharing experiences which illuminate their journey during the pandemic that has unleashed unimaginable destruction upon the world. These are stories of the unsung hero in every one of us, highlighting survival, gratitude, kindness & compassion, duty & sacrifice, mental health, personal growth & more.
IN HIS TIMELY BOOK, RONALD R. PARKS, MPH, MD, EXAMINES THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 OR OTHER FORMS OF CRISIS, LOSS, OR TRAGEDY ON INDIVIDUAL MENTAL HEALTH. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many have experienced extreme personal loss and are suffering responses, not unlike those faced by survivors of natural disasters. Dr. Parks’ health interests began as a child growing up in rural Maryland. After developing a high fever and stiff neck, he was diagnosed with polio and rushed to City Hospital for Children. The experience changed his life forever. This book focuses on a holistic approach to mental health during times of significant crises and challenges. Topics covered include grief and loss, anxiety, depression, addictions, pandemic fear; how to recognize early signs of mental health difficulties and their origins; coping and finding the help you need; and ways of regaining health, balance, stability, and longevity. The book has an upbeat style that’ll energize your mind and refresh your ability to carry on through troubling times. In his timely book, Ronald R. Parks, MPH, MD examines the impact of COVID-19 or other forms of crisis, loss, or tragedy on individual mental health. From his perspective as a Board-certified psychiatrist, a holistic healthcare consultant, and a caring, concerned teacher, He offers helpful insights and suggestions designed to empower those with ongoing emotional challenges and those who want to maintain optimum mental and physical health. Blending research, historical events, and his own life experience, Dr. Parks has created an easy-to-understand, practical guide to help readers not only to survive but to thrive during troubling times. The essential step is to identify early signs of emotional and psychological dysfunction or impending break-down. The book’s educative and guidance content stresses the value of holistic awareness and actions for both insight and inspiration. Readers will gain a clearer perspective of mental health issues that happen with the demands and unexpected changes or challenges that can occur to anyone. Many key elements play into our overall mental health and sense of wellbeing. Utilizing a multi-faceted approach, this book imparts valuable wisdom while covering essential topics related to mental health challenges, holistic medicine, psychology, spiritual awakening, meditation, and other tried and true self-help techniques. Important preventative and intervention tips are succinctly presented for your help. Most people are not just facing the Pandemic—many have experienced the personal loss of loved ones, worsening or the start of emotional or mental health challenges, addictions, trauma, and loss of purpose and meaning. Navigating so much hardship weighs heavily on our psyche, but this book reminds us that we can persevere and awaken to a deeper understanding of ourselves, others, and the spirit of life. This book covers a diversity of topics related to mental and emotional health, surviving times of crisis as the current COVID pandemic, finding holistic ways of coping, surviving during times of exceptional challenges or catastrophic situations, and reducing disease risk during tough times. There’s no shame in getting help when you need support.
Regain Emotional and Spiritual Balance in a Post-Pandemic World
Author: Tim Clinton
Publisher: Charisma Media
Regain emotional and spiritual balance in a Post-Pandemic World This book will equip you to reclaim emotional and spiritual balance in a post-COVID world. BRIEF SUMMARY: As we enter a new normal after the peak of COVID-19, we are left with fears, questions, and anxiety. While the biological virus has taken an untold toll on lives worldwide—medically and economically—the “new virus” going forward may be summed up in two words: anxiety and worry. While our immediate attention is on our health and that of friends and loved ones, there is a perhaps a greater need: How do we practice healthy emotional and spiritual “hygiene” as we emerge from arguably the greatest crisis the world has seen since World War II? With his more than four decades of professional experience as a therapist and trusted counseling leader, Dr. Tim Clinton brings a timely message of health and hope to a stressed out, fearful world. Dr. Clinton examines science, psychology, physiology, and other concepts to help us cope with anxiety, but the primary focus is on the consistency of God’s power, goodness, and love. Clinton adds, “It’s my prayer that as you continue reading, you’ll increasingly sense God’s peace for your mind and hope for your heart.”
Even at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, you could see the compassion of Jesus in medical workers around the globe—as well as in everyday citizens who pulled together in a bid to end the virus. Barbara Robbins-Ripps, who wrote this book during the pandemic, pays tribute to these heroes while also honoring our Lord and Savior, who is with us always. Her testimony is an invitation for everyone to reflect on their journey, even when going through challenging and uncertain times. Throughout the book, she highlights individuals in her life who’ve made a difference. With her heart aching over seeing so much death and uncertainty, her intent is to call attention to heroes that make a difference on a daily basis—even when it means risking their lives. Through sickness, health, death, and everything in between, there is always hope in the promises of God. Look to His love to overcome obstacles and move forward with courage.
The biggest technology and management ideas of the year, all in one place. This collection of the top ideas, insights, and best practices from the past year of Harvard Business Review will keep you up-to-date on the most cutting-edge, influential thinking driving business today. The two-book set brings together HBR's 10 Must Reads 2021 and The Year in Tech 2021: The Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review. The Must Reads volume assembles the definitive articles on topics in including leadership, strategy, and innovation from HBR's vast array of experts. The Insights book will help you understand today's most essential thinking on fast-moving technologies, and they mean for your organization. Together these books will equip you to successfully lead your business today as you prepare to reinvent your company for the future.
The Definitive Management Ideas of the Year from Harvard Business Review (with bonus article "The Feedback Fallacy" by Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall)
Author: Harvard Business Review
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
Category: Business & Economics
A year's worth of management wisdom, all in one place. We've reviewed the ideas, insights, and best practices from the past year of Harvard Business Review to keep you up-to-date on the most cutting-edge, influential thinking driving business today. With authors from Marcus Buckingham to Amy Edmondson and company examples from Lyft to Disney, this volume brings the most current and important management conversations right to your fingertips. This book will inspire you to: Rethink whether constant, candid feedback really helps employees thrive Move beyond diversity and inclusion to creating a racially just workplace Adopt connected strategies that anticipate your customers' needs Navigate the challenges of dual-career relationships Understand when data creates competitive advantage—and when it doesn't Break through the organizational barriers that impede AI initiatives Lead in a new era of climate action This collection of articles includes “The Feedback Fallacy,” by Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall; “Cross-Silo Leadership,” by Tiziana Casciaro, Amy C. Edmondson, and Sujin Jang; “Toward a Racially Just Workplace,” by Laura Morgan Roberts and Anthony J. Mayo; “The Age of Continuous Connection,” by Nicolaj Siggelkow and Christian Terwiesch; “The Hard Truth about Innovative Cultures,” by Gary P. Pisano; “Creating a Trans-Inclusive Workplace,” by Christian N. Thoroughgood, Katina B. Sawyer, and Jennica R. Webster; “When Data Creates Competitive Advantage,” by Andrei Hagiu and Julian Wright; “Your Approach to Hiring Is All Wrong,” by Peter Cappelli; “How Dual-Career Couples Make It Work,” by Jennifer Petriglieri; “Building the AI-Powered Organization,” by Tim Fountaine, Brian McCarthy, and Tamim Saleh; “Leading a New Era of Climate Action,” by Andrew Winston; and “That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief,” by Scott Berinato.
This is a story about regular teenagers who knew each other since middle school, they live in a town that is shrouded with mystery. Urban legends and fairytales become more than folklores. Certain phenomena cause a chain of events which triggers something within these teens. All things require an explanation and most will stop at nothing to get their answers no matter who they choose to get them from. There have been horrific rumors of people disappearing. Their Summer vacation might not turn out the way they expect it. Some may try to find the truth about themselves, about the rumors, and maybe even each other. There is a bright side to every shadow. Every light has a shadow, but every shadow needs light to exist. Shadows are where fear, monsters, and darkness lie. Whose side are you on?”
How Suffering Can Shape Your Sermons and Connect with Your Congregation
Author: Matthew D. Kim
Publisher: Baker Academic
Offering an important corrective to a pain-averse culture that celebrates individualism and success, experienced preacher and teacher Matthew Kim encourages pastors to preach on the painful issues their congregations face. Through vulnerability and self-disclosure, pastors can help their congregants share their suffering in community for the purpose of healing and transformation. The book includes stories, shares relevant Scripture texts imparting biblical wisdom, and offers best practices for preaching on specific topics. Each chapter ends with discussion questions and a sample sermon.
Five years' worth of management wisdom, all in one place. Get the latest, most significant thinking from the pages of Harvard Business Review in 5 Years of Must Reads: 2021 Edition. Every year, HBR editors examine the ideas, insights, and best practices from the past twelve months to select the definitive articles that have provoked the most conversation, the most inspiration, and the most change. From how you can lead with authenticity by moving past your comfort zone, to understanding how blockchain will affect your industry, to creating a workplace where gender equity can thrive, the articles in this five-book collection will help you manage your daily challenges and meet the changing competitive landscape head-on. Books in the HBR 10 Must Reads series offer essential reading selected from the pages of Harvard Business Review on topics critical to the success of every manager. Each book is packed with advice and inspiration from leading experts such as Clayton Christensen, Michael Porter, W. Chan Kim, Renee Mauborgne, Herminia Ibarra, Marcus Buckingham, Joan C. Williams, Roger Martin, Adam Grant, and Katrina Lake. Company examples range from Pepsico, DHL, and Deloitte to Alibaba, Adobe, and Stitch Fix. 5 Years of Must Reads: 2021 Edition brings the most current and important business conversations to your fingertips.
In the chaos, uncertainty, and tension that fill our daily lives, we are all searching for the tools we need to navigate through these tough times, hoping along the way to find our true purpose for being here on earth. We anticipate finding peace in place of torment and beauty instead of ashes. Mending Broken Pieces offers a series of devotionals designed to touch each reader. Authors Pearlie and Donald Singh consider many of the daily challenges we face, such as fear, loneliness, disappointment, anxiety, and injustice, and seek to provide hope, peace, and strength in dealing with them. They share glimpses of their personal lives and examine the lives of several biblical figures as well, showing that God is still with us even during the darkest and most depressing moments. As we take refuge in him, he reveals his love, kindness, and faithfulness, reminding us not to give up but to trust in God for the outcome. The truth is God is in control and has the best plan for our lives. This collection of devotionals provides inspiration so you can experience God’s amazing love and become aware of his supernatural power within you to overcome sin, temptation, and everyday struggles.
After darkness, there is always light In a time of increasing uncertainty, Rethink offers a guide to a much-needed global 'reset moment', with leading international figures giving us glimpses of a better future after the pandemic. Each contribution explores a different aspect of public and private life that can be re-examined - from Pope Francis on poverty and the Dalai Lama on the role of ancient wisdom to Brenda Hale on the courts and Tara Westover on the education divide; from Elif Shafak on uncertainty and Steven Pinker on Human Nature to Xine Yao on masks and Jarvis Cocker on environmental revolution. Collectively, they offer a roadmap for positive change after a year of unprecedented hardship. Based on the hit BBC podcast, and with introductions by presenter and journalist Amol Rajan, Rethink gives us the opportunity to consider what a better world might look like and reaffirms that after darkness there is always light. RETHINK List of contributors WHO WE ARE Carlo Rovelli - Rethinking Humanity Pope Francis - Rethinking Poverty Peter Hennessy - Rethinking Democracy Anand Giridharadas - Rethinking Capitalism Jared Diamond - Rethinking a Global Response Ziauddin Sardar - Rethinking Normality The Dalai Lama - Rethinking Ancient Wisdom C.K. Lal - Rethinking Institutions Jarvis Cocker - Rethinking an Environmental Revolution Clare Chambers - Rethinking the Body Steven Pinker - Rethinking Human Nature Tom Rivett-Carnac - Rethinking History Jonathan Sumption - Rethinking the State WHAT WE DO David Skelton - Rethinking Industry Emma Griffin - Rethinking Work Caleb Femi - Rethinking Education Gina McCarthy - Rethinking Activism Tara Westover - Rethinking the Education Divide Kwame Anthony Appiah - Rethinking the Power of Small Actions Charlotte Lydia Riley - Rethinking Universities K.K. Shailaja - Rethinking Development Samantha Power - Rethinking Global Governance KT Tunstall - Rethinking the Music Industry Rebecca Adlington - Rethinking the Athlete's Life Brenda Hale - Rethinking the Courts Nisha Katona - Rethinking Hospitality Katherine Granger - Rethinking the Olympics David Graeber - Rethinking Jobs James Harding - Rethinking News Carolyn McCall Rethinking Television HOW WE FEEL Mohammad Hanif - Rethinking Intimacy H.R. McMaster - Rethinking Empathy Carol Cooper - Rethinking Racial Equality Paul Krugman - Rethinking Solidarity Amonge Sinxoto - Rethinking Safety Reed Hastings - Rethinking Togetherness Kang Kyung-wha - Rethinking Accountability Lucy Jones - Rethinking Biophilia Colin Jackson - Rethinking Our Responsibility for Our Health Mirabelle Morah - Rethinking Ourselves Nicci Gerrard - Rethinking Old Age Brian Eno - Rethinking the Winners Jude Browne - Rethinking Responsibility Elif Shafak Rethinking Uncertainty HOW WE LIVE Amanda Levete - Rethinking How We Live Niall Ferguson - Rethinking Progress David Wallace-Wells - Rethinking Consensus Margaret MacMillan - Rethinking International Cooperation HRH The Prince of Wales - Rethinking Nature Onora O'Neill - Rethinking Digital Power Matthew Walker - Rethinking Sleep Henry Dimbleby - Rethinking How We Eat Eliza Manningham-Buller - Rethinking Health Inequality Pascal Soriot - Rethinking Medical Co-operation Xine Yao - Rethinking Masks George Soros - Rethinking Debt Mariana Mazzucato - Rethinking Value Douglas Alexander - Rethinking Economic Dignity WHERE WE GO Peter Frankopan - Rethinking Asia Stuart Russell - Rethinking AI DeRay McKesson - Rethinking the Impossible V.S. Ramachandran - Rethinking Brains Seb Emina - Rethinking Travel Aaron Bastani - Rethinking an Aging Population Rana Foroohar - Rethinking Data Anthony Townsend - Rethinking Robots
This is not a romance novel, or a self-help book. It is something in between. While writing this book, the author himself learned plenty of things about destiny and acting on dreams. Even publishing this book is one of the dreams he accomplished. “Own your destiny before it owns you.”, mark these words and try to understand the meaning. It is not in your surroundings that inspire you to follow your dreams, it is a desire. It is a moment to obstinate. It is an act of stubbornness. Because legends have said that nothing in this world comes free, in order to get something, you have to fight for it. Well, think no more. See, Karl and Nysha, fighting their way through life in order to fulfil their dreams. They have plenty of obstacles, opportunities, dark past but nevertheless, they do not take ‘NO’ for an answer. It would have been difficult for them to survive if it weren’t for Isten, the protagonist of this book. You might just fall in love with him, beware. One thing is for sure, this book will inspire you to work on yourself, your dreams and all that’s been hanging on your head since forever. Some people say that life’s difficult, the author shows in this book that life’s very simple. It’s just a choice to either live it easily or harshly. OWN YOUR LIFE TODAY, AND START WORKING ON THOSE DREAMS, just like Nysha and Karl did. Connect to them in real life so that you never feel alone. There’s always an Isten with you to help. Believe it and live it.