Chasing Clouds

Author: Kristin Murray

Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore

ISBN: 1482864649

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 278

View: 2493

This is a book for young people thinking of travelling for the first time. Not your average guidebook to overseas travel. In it Ms Murray informally and honestly describes her experiences as a female backpacker in North Africa, Europe, Southeast Asia and South America.

A Pebble for Your Pocket

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1937006069

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 7763

Drawn from Thich Nhat Hanh’s Dharma talks given to young people, A Pebble for Your Pocket presents the basic teachings of the Buddha in accessible and modern language. Combining the stories and mediation practices from the previous edition of A Pebble for your Pocket with those collected in Under the Rose Apple Tree plus several new stories, this completely revised edition is written in a conversational style, and is comprised of Buddhist parables, and stories from the author's own childhood experiences. They elucidate principles of Buddhism and mindfulness practice, and give the young reader and their parents concrete advise on handling difficult emotions such as anger, from which the title - a pebble for your pocket - is taken. Written in a highly accessible style that doesn’t rely on lot of jargon or difficult vocabulary requiring breaks for explanation, Thich Nhat Hanh emphasizes the importance of the present moment through vivid metaphors, original allegories, and colorful stories. Young readers will learn about handling anger, living in the present moment, and "interbeing" — the interconnectedness of all things. Thich Nhat Hanh offers various practices that children can do on their own or with others that will help them to transform anger and unhappiness and reconnect to the wonders of nature and the joy of living in the present moment. This revised edition contains teachings and stories that the whole family can enjoy, as well as practices such as transforming anger in the family, instructions on how to invite the bell, breathing and sitting meditation, touching the Buddha inside, and others. This revised edition of A Pebble for your Pocket remains a unique and classic title in a market with few other substantial offering on this topic. It’s teachings on spirituality and awareness are thought provoking on a child's level. This significantly expanded version includes all stories and practices previously published in Under the Rose Apple Tree plus 3 never before published stories. With 10 b/w illustrations by Philippe Ames and Nguyen Thi Hop. Ages 6–13. (Second graders and up)

Quitting Smoking & Vaping For Dummies

Author: Charles H. Elliott,Laura L. Smith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119616956

Category: Self-Help

Page: 368

View: 6697

Give up smoking and vaping for good Most people know that smoking is bad for their health and believe vaping is a better alternative. Now, vaping has become a national epidemic and shows no sign of slowing. Quitting Smoking & Vaping For Dummies delivers facts about the differences between smoking and vaping, the effects on their short-term and long-term health, and how addiction works. Whether you’re a smoker or a vaper, or have a loved one that needs to break the habit, this trusted guidebook walks you through building a personal quitting plan. Offering information on new and effective medication treatments, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and building resilience, it sets you or a family member on the path to recovery. This book breaks down the psychology of your addiction so you can identify the methods that are most useful and effective for becoming smoke free for good. Start your recovery today, and look forward to a long and healthy life. Inside • Determine your quit day • Change thought patterns • Explain the dangers of vaping to children/teens • Avoid or move past relapses • Recognize the risks • Deal with triggers • Help a loved one quit

The Art of Simple Living

Author: Shunmyo Masuno

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525505849

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 226

View: 9160

"Does for mental clutter what Marie Kondo has done for household clutter." --Publishers Weekly Relax and find happiness amid the swirl of the modern world with this internationally bestselling guide to simplifying your life by the renowned Zen Buddhist author of Don’t Worry. In clear, practical, easily adopted lessons--one a day for 100 days--renowned Buddhist monk Shunmyo Masuno draws on centuries of wisdom to teach you to Zen your life. Discover how . . . Lesson #4: lining up your shoes after you take them off can bring order to your mind; Lesson #11: putting down your fork after every bite can help you feel more grateful for what you have; Lesson #18: immersing yourself in zazen can sweep the clutter from your mind; Lesson #23: joining your hands together in gassho can soothe irritation and conflict; Lesson #27: going outside to watch the sunset can make every day feel celebratory; Lesson #42: planting a flower and watching it grow can teach you to embrace change; Lesson #67: understanding the concept of ichi-go ichi-e can make everyday interactions more meaningful; Lesson #85: practicing chisoku can help you feel more fulfilled. A minimalist line drawing appears opposite each lesson on an otherwise blank page, giving you an opportunity to relax with a deep breath between lessons. With each daily practice, you will learn to find happiness not by seeking out extraordinary experiences but by making small changes to your life, opening yourself up to a renewed sense of peace and inner calm. A PENGUIN LIFE TITLE

The Spirit Chaser

Author: Richard Donahue

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1468553593

Category: Fiction

Page: 334

View: 9083

Join Soyala in her journeys through the Turquoise Realm and deep into the Kingdom of the Sun King as she forges bonds of friendship and kinship. Witness the Sixth Coming of the Sun King and his battle with Soyala - The Shield Maiden. Join in the chase for the elusive Spirit Chaser - crafted from the bones of a long dead beast. Travel through the worlds of Paradise - Paradise Lost - Paradise Regained in the first two books of this stunning trilogy.

True Virtue

Author: Sister Annabel Laity

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1946764280

Category: Religion

Page: 360

View: 8432

The captivating autobiography of the first Western nun ordained in Thich Nhat Hanh's Vietnamese Zen lineage. In 1988, Sister Annabel Laity became the first Western person to be ordained as a monastic disciple in Thich Nhat Hanh's Vietnamese Zen lineage. She was given the Dharma name Chan Duc, which means True Virtue. Thirty years later, Sister Annabel is a much-loved senior Dharma teacher in the Plum Village community. She teaches and leads retreats worldwide, and is widely recognized as an accomplished and insightful Buddhist scholar. In this autobiography, Sister True Virtue shares the trials and joys of her lifelong search for spiritual community. First inspired by the kind Catholic nuns who ran her primary school, she encounters Buddhism while studying ancient languages at university in England. A few years later, when teaching classics in Greece, she meets a Tibetan Buddhist nun, an encounter that changes the course of her life and eventually leads her to her teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh, and to her spiritual home in Plum Village, Thich Nhat Hanh's practice center in France. True Virtue is a timeless testament to the importance of spiritual exploration, and offers a unique perspective on Thich Nhat Hanh's monastic community.

Just a moment...of time…

Author: Ian McGaffney

Publisher: Paragon Publishing

ISBN: 1782229264

Category: Poetry

Page: 144

View: 4512

The poems presented here are just moments: moments of thought, of feeling, of healing, of dreaming, of smiling, of time... TO THINK 1 Senseless 2 Now Where? 3 What Rules? 4 The Past is the Past 5 Disunited States 6 The Red Planet 7 Animal Instinct 8 Why on Earth? 9 Escalation by The Book 10 Going Nuclear 11 Watch This Space 12 Written in Stone 13 Down to Earth TO FEEL 1 Moonrise 2 Solitude, or is it just Me? 3 A Place to hide 4 Upon Reflection 5 Life Making Sense 6 Life Time 7 Prisoner 8 Where does Love go? 9 (P)ending 10 Cowered 11 Delays 12 No Way Back 13 The Bird 14 Calm 15 The Circus 16 Feelings 17 Sunset TO HEAL 1 Just Maybe 2 Cancer in the building 3 A Dark Place 4 Damocles 5 You again 6 Dear Cancer 7 Feeling odd, even up 8 The Witching Hour 9 Faith 10 Appealing to Faith 11 The Wishing Well TO DREAM 1 So…What? 2 Always in Dreams 3 Chasing clouds 4 The Night Time 5 Mind Games 6 A Walk in the Park 7 The Song of a Lark 8 Seasons 9 0340 10 Heaven or Hell 11 Sometimes, however 12 Heart TO SMILE 1 Becoming of Age 2 Seventy 3 A Body Driven 4 Growing Pains 5 Old News 6 Lockdown 7 Ethereal


Author: C. L. Polk

Publisher: Tordotcom

ISBN: 0765398974

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 9179

WINNER of the 2019 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel, and a finalist for the Nebula Award, the Locus Award, and the Lammy Award! One of the 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time, according to Time Magazine One of the best books of 2018, according to NPR, Publishers Weekly, BuzzFeed, the Chicago Review, BookPage, and the B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog. C. L. Polk arrives on the scene with Witchmark, a stunning, addictive fantasy that combines intrigue, magic, betrayal, and romance. The New York Times calls it “thoroughly charming and deftly paced... an accomplished and enjoyable debut.” In an original world reminiscent of Edwardian England in the shadow of a World War, cabals of noble families use their unique magical gifts to control the fates of nations, while one young man seeks only to live a life of his own. Magic marked Miles Singer for suffering the day he was born, doomed either to be enslaved to his family's interest or to be committed to a witches' asylum. He went to war to escape his destiny and came home a different man, but he couldn’t leave his past behind. The war between Aeland and Laneer leaves men changed, strangers to their friends and family, but even after faking his own death and reinventing himself as a doctor at a cash-strapped veterans' hospital, Miles can’t hide what he truly is. When a fatally poisoned patient exposes Miles’ healing gift and his witchmark, he must put his anonymity and freedom at risk to investigate his patient’s murder. To find the truth he’ll need to rely on the family he despises, and on the kindness of the most gorgeous man he’s ever seen. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

10 Sunset Photography Secrets You must Know

Author: Tim Shields

Publisher: Photography Academy

ISBN: 1792397305

Category: Photography

Page: 42

View: 3246

Discover the secrets you can use today to start creating epic sunset photos. In this guide, you will learn everything from how to find the right conditions for an incredible sunset, to the gear and camera settings you need to use to create the best sunset photos of your life. Get this book today to start mastering the art of sunset photography.

Riding for the Brand

Author: Michael Pettit

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806182229

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 6424

Folks all over West Texas and eastern New Mexico will tell you: Cowdens have been ranching here for as long as anyone can remember. The Cowdens, in fact, have been at the forefront of the cattle business for 150 years. Arriving in Texas in the 1850s, Cowden men and women raised and trailed cattle, sought out water and better grazing land, tangled with Comanches—and helped extend the western line of Anglo settlement as they raised their families. They eventually moved to New Mexico, where they established the renowned JAL Ranch. Award-winning writer Michael Pettit, a Cowden descendant and former rancher, offers a compelling portrait of this genuine American ranching family. Riding for the Brand spans six generations and two states to serve up a real slice of the Old West, complete with cowboys and Indians, cattle and buffalo, open range and barbed wire. Pettit skillfully blends family saga with an urbanite’s firsthand look at life on today’s 50,000-acre Cowden Ranch, where the one dependable factor is the constant wind. Riding for the Brand traces the evolution of the Texas and New Mexico cattle business from the era of intimate ranching communities to today’s oil-enriched or corporate operations. But it’s also the story of one man’s search for identity through his connections to a family, a place, and a way of life.