Loving your child is not necessarily part of human nature and should not be taken for granted. Parental feelings are dependent upon our preconceptions of a child's appearance. Nevertheless, this cultural notion has been powerfully constituted as a "natural" part of the social myth of bonding. It is this myth that the author sets to expose by presenting data on parents' behavior toward 1,450 children in 3 major hospitals in Israel over a period of six years. Meira Weiss shows that 68.4% of the appearance-impaired newborns were abandoned by their parents, whereas 93% of the newborns suffering from internal defects--even severe ones--were "adopted." She also describes patterns of seclusion, neglect, and abuse such appearance-impaired children were subjected to at home. Both the rich ethnography and the lucid analysis contained in this book offer unique theoretical insights and social implications that should not be missed by anyone interested in the pragmatics of parenthood and the social and psychological aspects of the body.
What surprises might life have in store for you? A takeaway, TV and tea with two sugars is about as exciting as it gets for thirty-something Sophie Stone. Sophie’s life is safe and predictable, which is just the way she likes it, thank you very much. But when a mysterious benefactor leaves her an inheritance, Sophie has to accept that change is afoot. There is one big catch: in order to inherit, Sophie must agree to meet the father she has never seen. Saying ‘yes’ means the chance to build her own dream home, but she’ll also have to face the past and hear some uncomfortable truths... With interference from an evil boss, warring parents, an unreliable boyfriend and an architect who puts his foot in it every time he opens his mouth, will Sophie be able to build a future on her own terms - and maybe even find love along the way? A totally charming, modern love story for fans of Katie Fforde, Carole Matthews and Trisha Ashley. Praise for Cathy Bramley: 'Delightfully warm and with plenty of twists and turns' Trisha Ashley 'A witty, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy . . . I highly recommend it!' Miranda Dickinson
Furnishes a practical blueprint for successful relationships by detailing the various steps to finding and maintaining love, dicussing such topics as the difference between conditional and unconditional love, how to eliminate conflicts, how to differentiate between imitation love and real love, and the destructive impact of dishonesty and criticism. Reprint.
Love No Matter What! It's time for some gutsy change within families to bridge the gap from conditional to unconditional love. This book gives you the opportunity to learn: - Why people do what they do and ostracise negative family and friends - The difference between conditional and unconditional love - How to love negative family and friends unconditionally - How to maintain your personal power and values without ostracising negative people from your life.
Everyone wants to be their best at all times. You do. I do. We all do. But most of us don't always know how. If only there was a roadmap to help point the way. Well now there is one! Be Your Best-A Roadmap to Living a Healthy, Balanced and Fulfilling Life provides discussion, inspiration and practical guidance to help you become the best that you can be in every daily life experience, with particular attention given to the major issues that most people grapple with. It is the first book of its kind to offer 12 books within a book- chapters that can stand on their own but together comprise a truly comprehensive and comprehensible, practical and spiritual guide to being your best in life's most universally challenging situations. Be Your Best is useful as a quick reference when time is short and the need is specific and also as a more comprehensive guidebook for life. Be Your Best - A Roadmap to Living a Healthy, Balanced and Fulfilling Life, is based on the Author's study, experience, introspection and teaching related to spirituality, nature, creativity and healing. His passionate interest and experience in these disciplines led him to create Helios Cape Cod, LLC, a center for personal and planetary healing, which has two branches. Helios Natural Therapeutics offers services and classes in natural therapeutics, hands on healing therapies, and lifestyle counseling/coaching. Helios Land Design provides landscape design and planning services including sacred space design. Jeff earned a Master's Degree in Landscape Architecture from Cornell University, and Certification as a Natural Therapeutic Specialist, Licensed Massage Therapist, and Cranial-Sacral/Core Synchronism Therapist from the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics. He also earned a Black Belt and Instructor Certification in Kung Fu from the U.S.A. Kung Fu Academy, and is an accomplished singer-songwriter. He lives and works on Cape Cod. Please visit his website at www.jeffthibodeau.com for more information or to contact him about speaking engagements and consultations.
The purpose of this book is to bridge the gap between the adolescents and adults in relation to societal needs that tally with the positive awareness in life.
In a world full of negativity, a psychologist reveals how to send your kids healthy, positive messages—both verbally and nonverbally. As a parent, you constantly send your children messages with your words, attitudes, and actions, creating their earliest ideas about themselves, others, and the world around them. This guide describes the vital opportunity you have to shape your children—even when they may not appear to be listening—and shows how you can instill healthy beliefs that will strengthen them against peer pressure, manipulative media, and other negative influences. Your Children Are Listening offers: Nine essential messages all children need to hear—on love, competence, security, compassion, gratitude, nature, respect, responsibility, and emotion Why these messages are so important The different “conduits” through which children receive your messages “Message blockers” that can prevent them from getting through Fun catchphrases and activities you can use to send these messages every day
Millions of books have been written on how to become rich and the secrets on the Law of Attraction. This book gives away the secrets on how to outlive all the possible money in the world in a healthy, beautiful, and enlightened body. With a little chance and a good breath, you might be on your way to be physically alive forever. The tool is nothing else but your own inexpensive breath you always have at hand. If you do at least twenty sessions of conscious, connected breath work, or rebirthing, the art of creative living in harmony with all there is, and this with a professional rebirther, you will learn the ultimate purification technique to live a long, healthy life. In Breath: The Ultimate Secret to Life, you read M. Rose Windelss stories about her clients and rebirthing, conscious connected breathing, different purification techniques, and her vision on being physically alive forever! You meet her clients as they come in and read their interesting stories about their experiences with the process of conscious connected breathing or rebirthing. She goes in depth when she talks about earth, air, water, and fire as tools to keep you healthy. You get the story of a rebirthing session, with her philosophy about death, the philosophy of life, and the eventual ultimate goal of staying physically alive forever. What stops you from also being ALIVE FOREVER? Actively practicing the purification techniques can prolong your life.
This book is my humble contribution to the world, a naive attempt to transpire my own experiences of what it took of me to stand for aspirations so big, that it took me awhile just to understand that I need to" give up nothing" in order to achieve them. This book is for everyone who loves to live life to its fullest. It is about embracing your fears of exploring life, love, breakthroughs, breakdowns and choices. It's about knowing what it takes to stand for your own dreams. This book has made an attempt to touch, move and inspire all those, particularly young leaders who stand for their aspirations in the face of no possibility. In process of writing this book in past 8 years I got that: I'm here for the results and the opportunity of living in pure & honest intentions. I'm the possibility of being a river of dreams and miracles through commitment. I am here to have my life be on the hot seat..., to be willing to go through breakdowns or whatever else happens to get to the breakthroughs that give me my life. I'm here to invent new ways of being-based on nothing to show up in my life and in the world. I am here because in my intuitive heart I know that my life on earth revolves around bringing the new modes of conversations into the world, especially with researchers and for world peace. I'm here to give my love to others, because I can and because it is the same love that they have for me." The book " My Dreams Are Not For Sale" is a literary masterpiece, an humble contribution to the world. The author tries to share her profound experiences in order to achieve her goals in life! An eye-opening, non-fiction, motivational genre book, allows one to understand the virtues behing living the life to its fullest. The book discusses different facets of life vis-a-vis authors insights on breakthroughs, breakdowns, love, making the right choices, and commitment! The book empowers and inspires you, as it takes you through the journey of life's miracles that are awaiting for you to own them! A profoundly honest, and captivating work, this book is a literary beacon of hope!
The Next Bold Step: Learning to Love & Value Yourself, and Know that You Matter! answers the timeless secret heartache of “ I feel like I don’t matter.” It is a “must read for everyone who has ever given more than they have received.” The reader will be transformed through a powerful journey that honors lessons of the past to create a balanced and empowered future, with compelling tools and strategies for a happier, healthier, more fulfilled life.
The Prayer of Love is about a little-known prayer that has the power to bring forth life transformation. Written in the pages of this book is an astounding little prayer that can dramatically change your life. Its words do not merely offer knowledge but, more important, are expressions of truths that have the ability to bring complete and lasting spiritual transformation. Many people today will never reach their full potential or become the person they sense is hidden inside, good people who desire to grow in love beyond their frustrations and weaknesses. They long for purpose, meaning, and fulfillment—to live a life of love—but have difficulty in finding it. I know how they feel. Through much adversity and with the help of God, this is what I’ve found. For all my struggle and disappointment, the answers to life’s most difficult situations are usually simple. In fact, God is a God of simplicity. We are often the ones who make life difficult for ourselves. In fact, the answers to life’s most difficult problems are usually simple. Jesus summed up the secret to life in a very uncomplicated, profound statement: Love God and love your neighbor as yourself. Jesus said that doing this fulfills all of God’s requirements of us. That’s where “The Prayer of Love” comes in. Whether you know how to love or you feel that love has eluded you, this prayer will change your life. This is because love is not meant to be an occasional feeling but a daily experience that continually brings peace and joy. “The Prayer of Love” is a little-known yet powerful prayer that the Apostle Paul prayed over the church he founded in Philippi in what is now Greece. The Prayer of Love follows the outline of this fifty-nine-word prayer and is broken down into seven parts that form benchmarks for understanding and maturing in love. The Prayer of Love is a small book with a simple prayer and a memorable, easy-to-follow method for developing the capacity to allow peace and love to rule in our lives every day.
A Remarkable Guide to Finding The Love You Want Here is a supportive yet systematic manner to find love by Clearing personal obstacles Devising a plan for meeting the perfect partner Learning how to protect yourself from hurt and pain Determining who is your ideal partner and who definitely isn’t Assessing the relationship along the way to make sure it’s right Does this method work? Yes, says author and relationship coach Marsha Wayne. The book details the system she devised for helping clients avoid loneliness, bypass unsuitable partners and find lasting happiness. Its step-by-step program will encourage you when you’re scared, support you when you’re frustrated, and show you how to meet your perfect match.
A helpful handbook for men who don't like to read giving quick and practical keys to making marriage work. The 100 sections cover the most important aspects of marriage.
Collects portraits of Hasidic young women and how they manage conflicts between their regimented society and mainstream American life.
When I began to study psychology a half century ago, it was defined as "the study of behavior and experience." By the time I completed my doctorate, shortly after the end of World War II, the last two words were fading rapidly. In one of my first graduate classes, a course in statistics, the professor announced on the first day, "Whatever exists, exists in some number." We dutifully wrote that into our notes and did not pause to recognize that thereby all that makes life meaningful was being consigned to oblivion. This bland restructuring-perhaps more accurately, destruction-of the world was typical of its time, 1940. The influence of a narrow scientistic attitude was already spreading throughout the learned disciplines. In the next two decades it would invade and tyrannize the "social sciences," education, and even philosophy. To be sure, quantification is a powerful tool, selectively employed, but too often it has been made into an executioner's axe to deny actuality to all that does not yield to its procrustean demands.
Love is patient . . . as long as you pick up the dirty towel you left on the floor now. Love is kind . . . unless you make one more comment about how long the grass is getting. Love keeps no record of wrongs . . . except for that Christmas you humiliated me in front of your mother. Everyone wants to be loved unconditionally in marriage. But all too often, the conditions we create and the unrealistic expectations we place on our spouses rapidly cause that dream to fade. Soon we find ourselves sarcastic instead of sympathetic, condemning instead of compassionate, and far from that match made in heaven. Packed with hilarious anecdotes and thoughtful insights, I Love you Unconditionally . . . On One Condition reveals that although marriages have their mountaintop moments, we spend most of our time in the valley of everyday living. Using 1 Corinthians 13, Joey O'Connor offers fresh insights into the marvelous, messy, and often mundane moments of married life.
A powerful new paradigm of understanding, which transforms spiritual ideas into the direct living experience of the wholeness and holiness of life. Combining theoretical discussion, practical exercises, and personal anecdotes, the book enables readers to free themselves from the thoughts and beliefs that limit their happiness and their ability to experience and express unconditional love.