Always Looking Up

Author: Michael J. Fox

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1401395252

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 9417

There are many words to describe Michael J. Fox: Actor. Husband. Father. Activist. But readers of Always Looking Up will soon add another to the list: Optimist. Michael writes about the hard-won perspective that helped him see challenges as opportunities. Instead of building walls around himself, he developed a personal policy of engagement and discovery: an emotional, psychological, intellectual, and spiritual outlook that has served him throughout his struggle with Parkinson's disease. Michael's exit from a very demanding, very public arena offered him the time-and the inspiration-to open up new doors leading to unexpected places. One door even led him to the center of his own family, the greatest destination of all. The last ten years, which is really the stuff of this book, began with such a loss: my retirement from Spin City. I found myself struggling with a strange new dynamic: the shifting of public and private personas. I had been Mike the actor, then Mike the actor with PD. Now was I just Mike with PD Parkinson's had consumed my career and, in a sense, had become my career. But where did all of this leave Me? I had to build a new life when I was already pretty happy with the old one... Always Looking Up is a memoir of this last decade, told through the critical themes of Michael's life: work, politics, faith, and family. The book is a journey of self-discovery and reinvention, and a testament to the consolations that protect him from the ravages of Parkinson's. With the humor and wit that captivated fans of his first book, Lucky Man, Michael describes how he became a happier, more satisfied person by recognizing the gifts of everyday life.

Always Looking Up

Author: Michael J. Fox

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144640854X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 387

'At the turn from our bedroom into the hallway, there is an old full-length mirror in a wooden frame ... This reflected version of myself, shaking, rumpled, pinched and slightly stooped, would be alarming were it not for the self-satisfied expression pasted across my face. I would ask the obvious question, "What are you smiling about?" but I already know the answer: "It just gets better from here."' Struck with Parkinson's - a debilitating, degenerative disease - at the height of his fame, Michael J. Fox has taken what some might consider cause for depression and turned it into a beacon of hope for millions. In Always Looking Up, Michael's Sunday Times bestselling memoir, he writes with warmth, humour and incredible honesty about the journey he has undertaken since he came to terms with his condition.

Always Looking Up

Author: Madison Clark

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1483433250

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 1725

Madison Clark is a mountain of a woman in a little person's body who never lets her short stature stand in the way of her giant spirit. Though uniquely created, she has learned to tackle physical and emotional challenges, fight for her beliefs, and show others that she can do anything they can do—just in a different way. Clark shares an inspiring story about what life is like for a woman who cannot reach a drinking fountain, needs help selecting items higher than the second shelf in a store, and is towered over by a typical fourth grader. While shining a spotlight on the good, bad, and ugly aspects of living with dwarfism, Clark reveals how she has persevered through it all with a never-give-up attitude and a refusal to be excluded that ultimately transforms ignorance into acceptance. In this moving and informative memoir, an ordinary girl living an almost ordinary life embraces her uniqueness and demonstrates that no matter what our challenges, it is up to each of us to determine our own happiness.

Keep Looking Up!

Author: Leland Maples

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1504921631

Category: Philosophy

Page: 660

View: 5862

When I walked into the Big Spring Federal Prison Camp over thirty years ago, I had no idea that God was going to change everything about my life. I had no burden for inmates. I was only going to teach a Bible class in prison because I could not get out of it. For six years, I drove 120 miles round-trip every Friday night for that class. The last two years of the six, we drove back over on Saturday afternoon after visitation to work with the families. It was during this time that the prison system began to expand at a rapid pace. When we started into the prison in Big Spring, it was the only prison west of Fort Worth in the entire state (now we have about forty). Men with vision like Don Gibson and Emmett Solomon were busy putting people and programs in place to meet the spiritual need of the largest prison system in the free world. Linda and I were the greenest of all the volunteers. Thank God the good ones took us under their wings and taught us.

When I Look Up

Author: Ron Gallo

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1664197141

Category: Religion

Page: 217

View: 1230

Most Christian books have a problem. For they speak from an “adult perspective”, and not a child’s. They leave out, the most important aspect of the foundation when walking with God, and that is the child. They say. do ABCDE, to get a better walk with God. That’s fine, but we forget about the growth of the child and there characteristics, is the Christian life template for an adult to look at and learn from. This is the reason why children come before adults; it’s so we can see who God sees. God doesn’t see us as we see each other as adults, in arrogance. God doesn’t care about your social status, or you can have more degrees than a thermometer, you are his child. God sees adults as tall children. So now let’s look deeper into a child’s life, and how it relates to Gods foundation... the family. Understanding the child, then you will understand yourself, and what God wants from us as adults. Looking at the genesis of a child we can see many attributes and characteristics of a child that God wants to see in us. We can shadow, and be a reflection of “childlike”, not childish as Jesus said in the book of Mathew. Jesus clearly states ‘unless you’re like a child, you shall not enter....’ Right off the bat, Jesus is drawing the line in the sand. Children have many characteristics that we miss as adults, and forget that we went through these same characteristics ourselves. From looking up, having child like faith, being able to be led, humility, believability, no pride or self righteousness etc. This fascinating book being different, will enhance any reader/parent to take a stronger look at their own Christian life, and check off the boxes to see if there in alignment with Gods standards. There a chapter on being blind when your awake, yet we trust him in sleep, and other great gems of wisdom.

Always Looking West

Author: Duane Kent Clatworthy

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1460206843


Page: 271

View: 7845

Young Ken is on a journey out west; he wants to find a ranch to call his home. With the help of many people, including a young red-headed girl who captures his heart, Ken grows into a man, and learns "home" is created by family.

Kids Alive

Author: Allan G. Hedberg, PhD

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1524540110

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 126

View: 573

Kids Alive: Running the Race of Life Kids Alive is written for parents and their kids. It is designed to serve as a means of helping parents connect with their children and become better teaching parents. The book is also designed to help parents be more personally involved in the social-learning process of their children and is organized in such a way as to help parents be more effective and timely in teaching important values, attitudes, and behavior patterns. Finally, the book is written to help kids acquire the basic skills of life while they are still young and impressionable. It can also be used by grandparents, teachers, and youth leaders. Kids Alive addresses the basic questionwill your kids be ready for life?


Author: David A. Kellison

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 198457695X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 132

View: 7712

This book is a collection of short stories, poems, and inspirational materials from memories of seventy years of contact with the Spirit of God. It contains stories of my encounter and others coming to the realization of someone much bigger than we are wanting a relationship. It also has stories about how we make mistakes and how God uses friends and family members to guide, teach, and move us in a direction that he wants us to go or something he wants us to do. This book tells not only of the hard works involved in the dealing with Godly things but also the joy and sometimes the funny things people do as they journey through life.

Meeting Your Half-Orange

Author: Amy Spencer

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0762440309

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 5747

How would you like to have a wonderfully well-suited, kind, adoring half-orange who feels like a teammate, a partner in crime, a true other half? "Half-Orange" refers to the Spanish term mi media naranja, which describes one's sweetheart, that perfect other half. What if you heard he or she would be coming along soon? Would you be relieved? Excited? Happy? Well those are the feelings that dating optimism can give you. Rather than admonishing readers to make themselves more available, or turn dating into a full-time job, Spencer's program of dating optimism is a fun, results-oriented way to find a healthy happy relationship, based on brain science and psychology that can help you become a more positive dater. She'll guide you through sowing the orange seed of your ideal relationship and growing it to "fruit-ion." In essence, by focusing positively about dating, you can actually change your brain, which changes everything from your body language to the way you perceive others and what you ultimately attract. Meeting Your Half-Orange is the pep talk that puts finding true love back into your own hands. It will guide you toward becoming so focused on the relationship you want and so happy in your own skin, the right person will be naturally drawn straight to you. You've never read a dating guide like this before. But best of all, it will be the last one you'll ever need.

Saddle up With Jesus

Author: Wanda Lynch

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469114496

Category: Poetry

Page: 86

View: 835

Saddle Up With Jesus is a book about life touched by the Master’s hand. Most of the poems are centered around a cowboy on a cattle drive., his experiences and his conversation with the father about them. They describe him praising his heavenly father, faith in his miraculous power, spending quiet time with him, and sharing him with others. Last but not least the poems describe living with Jesus. They touch on the Bible, different people, church, sorrow, times of testing, cowboy gear and heaven. All of them are pictures in words of our daily ride through life with Jesus. Finally, the last poem in the book is a sharing of how some people in the world view our heavenly father. The title of the poem is “What Would I Do Without Jesus?” I don’t know the answer to the question nor do I want to know the answer to the question. I always want to be found in the saddle with Jesus.