Crossing the Seas: a Diary of My Thoughts

Author: Yuehai Xiao

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1477276076

Category: Education

Page: 328

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"We can forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." --- Plato Even after Dr. Martin Luther King was shot, his dreams are still alive and have been passed to the next generation to pursue freedom, democracy, equality, justice, peace, and prosperity. Thanks to his wake-up call and pains-taking efforts, modern society is much more open-minded and tolerant towards differences. A good leader should be a good reader; A good reader can become a good leader. Reading minds can be as challenging as reading books. This book documents the author Yuehai's book reading experience and his reflections upon politics, higher education, society, and pop culture etc. as well as his mind reading experience. It is a collection of his posts on his blog and on Facebook, where he has been sharing his thoughts and interacting with top political and business leaders, celebrities, and scholars in America, Europe, and Asia, implicitly and explicitly during the past two years (Sept.2010 through Sept.2012). It seems that his Facebook posts might have inspired lots of creative celebrities who produced stunning songs, movies, and TV shows. Here are some of those songs: "Born this way", "The Edge of Glory", "Hair", "You and I", "Government Hooker", "Princess Die"," Princess High", "So Happy I Could Die", "Bloody Mary", "Highway Unicorn"--- by Lady Gaga "I Love You This Big" by Scotty McCreery "Brighter Than the Sun" by Colbie Caillat "I Wanna Go" by Brittney Spears "Options" by Gomez "Firework" by Katy Perry "Love You Like a Love Song" by Selina Gomez "Year of 4" "I Was Here" by Beyonce "Red" by Taylor Swift "Princess of China" by Coldplay "International Love" by Pit Bull "Mr. Know-It-All", "Stronger" by Kelly Clarkson "Mr. President " by Coco Jambo WE CAN BE ANYTHING by Apl.de.ap "I Am Your Leader" by Nicki Minaj "Triumph" by Mariah Carey "Give Your Heart A Break" , "Sky Scraper" by Demi Lovato "My Hair Song" by Rhett & Link "There's A Place For Us" by Carrie Underwood "One Thing" , "Take Me Home" by One Direction "Let Go" , "Chasing Satellite" by Tomas Fiss "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele "Chasing the Sun" "Gold Forever" "Glad You Came" (director X) by The Wanted "Your Body" by Christina Aguilera "Somebody to Love""Turn to You" "As Long as You Love Me" "Believe""Boyfriend" "Dr.Bieber" "Beauty and A Beat" by Justin Bieber... among others. Some interesting titles of movies and TV shows : The Kings Speech, The Master, Ink Master, Magic Mike, Dr. Who, The Who, The Paper Boy, Killing Them Softly, The Voice, Captain America, Captain China, Captain Planet, The Dictator, The Hunger Game, The Man with Iron Fists, A Gifted Man, Think Like a Man, Master Class, Big Brother, Under-Covered Boss, Train the Dragonand so forth. Others: Tedx, SpaceX, MITx, Harvardx, Milk X, X-box, Master Chief... Six Harvard Law School professors and six ideas worth spreading, in "60 Minutes" www.law.harvard.edu

13 Months of Sassoon: A Diary of Time

Author: Elias Sassoon

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1312047461

Category: Self-Help

Page: N.A

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One diary entry: THU. APR. 10, 2008 – Better frame of mind than yesterday. Today, just confused. Could be aging process. Times when the mind is clear. Other times, it’s a blur. Curious. Other thoughts. Wonder if I’m revealing too much in conversations? Thoughts unending. Useful? Strange, contorted thoughts. Good? Can be. Thinking is free as long as you keep it inside. However, moment you reveal thoughts, the world pounces; you’re on the outside looking in. Inner thoughts wrapped in a cloak of amiability. Time passing at work. Depressed. Why? Hard to unearth. The mind hides. Mind and body not in sync; the trouble starts. People acting out for reasons unknown to them; become aggressive as a result. Mind concealing the ideas. The individual disconnected. Underlining feelings building. Explosions. Back to reality. Leaving work soon. Back to the living. What’s is that? Wonder. What will I be to the living one million years from now? Odd thought that goes nowhere but down into the depths.

Diary of a Philosophy Student

Author: Simone de Beauvoir

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252097211

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 392

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Revelatory insights into the early life and thought of the preeminent French feminist philosopher Dating from her years as a philosophy student at the Sorbonne, this is the 1926-27 diary of the teenager who would become the famous French philosopher, author, and feminist, Simone de Beauvoir. Written years before her first meeting with Jean-Paul Sartre, these diaries reveal previously unknown details about her life and offer critical insights into her early philosophy and literary works. Presented here for the first time in translation and fully annotated, the diary is completed by essays from Barbara Klaw and Margaret A. Simons that address its philosophical, historical and literary significance. The volume represents an invaluable resource for tracing the development of Beauvoir’s independent thinking and influence on the world.

Mrs Robinson’s Disgrace, The Private Diary of A Victorian Lady ENHANCED EDITION

Author: Kate Summerscale

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408834383

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 5694


Enhanced Edition of the bestselling Mrs Robinson's Disgrace, including author videos and podcasts On a mild winter's evening in 1850, Isabella Robinson set out for a party. Her carriage bumped across the wide cobbled streets of Edinburgh's Georgian New Town and drew up at 8 Royal Circus, a grand sandstone house lit by gas lamps. This was the home of the rich widow Lady Drysdale, a vivacious hostess whose soirees were the centre of an energetic intellectual scene. Lady Drysdale's guests were gathered in the high, airy drawing rooms on the first floor, the ladies in dresses of glinting silk and satin, bodices pulled tight over boned corsets; the gentlemen in tailcoats, waistcoats, neckties and pleated shirt fronts, dark narrow trousers and shining shoes. When Mrs Robinson joined the throng she was introduced to Lady Drysdale's daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Edward Lane. She was at once enchanted by the handsome Mr Lane, a medical student ten years her junior. He was 'fascinating', she told her diary, before chastising herself for being so susceptible to a man's charms. But a wish had taken hold of her, which she was to find hard to shake... A compelling story of romance and fidelity, insanity, fantasy, and the boundaries of privacy in a society clinging to rigid ideas about marriage and female sexuality, Mrs Robinson's Disgrace brings vividly to life a complex, frustrated Victorian wife, longing for passion and learning, companionship and love.

Hurricane of Thoughts

Author: catrina

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450243126

Category: Poetry

Page: 80

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Catrina was born and raised in a small country town located in southern Ohio. She now resides in Columbus, OH working as an office manager for a graphic installation company. She started writing poetry about a year ago with hopes to publish one day. This is the first of five volumes to be printed for publication. This book contains a wide variety of subjects ranging from love, suicide, heartbreak, nature, hurt and pain.

Cognitive Therapy

Author: Dr Diana J Sanders,Mr Frank Wills

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446203867

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

View: 6705


`It is... particularly useful that main points are summarised in tables, making this a very easy-to-read book. It is evident from the way the material is presented that the authors are experienced therapists, who have a deep understanding of the cognitive therapy process per se and the applications of cognitive theory in general. Case studies are presented throughout the book to illustrate the theory, offering valuable educational material to the readers. The book has also been written with an open mind, providing a balanced overview of both the strengths and limitations of an evidence-based therapeutic model. I believe that it will make a useful source for all those professionals who wish to introduce themselves to cognitive therapy as well as an excellent introductory training textbook' - Accident and Emergency Nursing `This is an excellent summary of the current status of cognitive therapy, describing as it does both the basic approach, tools and techniques of the 'traditional' model, and the more recent developments in the field. It is well organized and easy to read, usefully illustrated with case examples, and each chapter is supported by a specific further reading list. In my view, it is appropriate for both the cognitive therapist in training and for the more experienced therapist who wants a stimulating and helpful summary of the new ideas in the area, and wants to reflect on therapeutic process as much as content' - Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry `This volume should be the first stop for mental health practitioners from all disciplines looking for an introduction to the basic art and ideas of cognitive therapy' - Adrian Wells, Professor in Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester Diana Sanders and Frank Wills explain the central concepts on which cognitive therapy is based and describe how the model can effectively be put into practice. They take the reader through the stages of the therapeutic process, emphasizing the practical skills involved and providing examples to illustrate each stage in the process. Reflecting recent developments in both theory and practice, the Second Edition of Cognitive Therapy has been fully revised and presents an up-to-date picture of how therapeutic change takes place across a 'network' of cognitive, emotional and behavioural functioning, reinforcing the holistic trend identified in the first edition. This edition also features new sections on: - applications of cognitive therapy - metacognition - mindfulness - the therapeutic relationship, and - behavioural experiments. As an accessible introduction to contemporary theory and practice, Cognitive Therapy is an ideal text for those working - or training to work - in the psychological therapies and mental health. Diana Sanders is Consultant Counselling Psychologist, Clinical Associate, Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre, and Principal Counselling Psychologist, Department of Psychological Medicine, Oxfordshire Mental Healthcare NHS Trust. Frank Wills is and Independent Cognitive Psychotherapist, Bristol and Tutor, University of Wales Newport.

The Diary of Jack the Ripper - The Chilling Confessions of James Maybrick

Author: Shirley Harrison

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 1782191550

Category: True Crime

Page: 300

View: 6191


The pages of The Diary of Jack the Ripper reveal the unimaginable - that over a century ago, the legendary serial killer at work in London's Whitechapel kept a record of his bestial mutilations of women. The writer of the horrific journal is James Maybrick, a depraved drug-taking, womanising, 49-year-old Liverpool cotton merchant with a history of domestic violence. In this analysis of his diary, investigative author Shirley Harrison explains all about the origins of the text, the rigorous scientific analysis it has endured and reveals startling new information about Maybrick's shadowy background. All this combines with a chilling confession scratched into a watch, 'I am Jack. J Maybrick,' provide powerful justification that Maybrick was Jack the Ripper. The diary itself is reproduced in full, so that you too can judge whether these are the deeply distributing words of Jack the Ripper himself, reaching out from across the abyss of more than a century.

The Couples Psychotherapy Progress Notes Planner

Author: David J. Berghuis,Arthur E. Jongsma, Jr.

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118037362

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

View: 6721


The Couples Psychotherapy Progress Notes Planner, Second Edition contains complete prewritten session and patient presentation descriptions for each behavioral problem in The Couples Psychotherapy Treatment Planner, Second Edition. The prewritten progress notes can be easily and quickly adapted to fit a particular client need or treatment situation. Saves you hours of time-consuming paperwork, yet offers the freedom to develop customized progress notes Organized around 35 behaviorally based presenting problems, including loss of love and affection, depression due to relationship problems, jealousy, job stress, financial conflict, sexual dysfunction, blame, and intimate partner violence Features over 1,000 prewritten progress notes (summarizing patient presentation, themes of session, and treatment delivered) Provides an array of treatment approaches that correspond with the behavioral problems and DSM-IV-TRTM diagnostic categories in The Couples Psychotherapy Treatment Planner, Second Edition Offers sample progress notes that conform to the requirements of most third-party payors and accrediting agencies, including CARF, The Joint Commission (TJC), COA, and the NCQA Presents new and updated information on the role of evidence-based practice in progress notes writing and the special status of progress notes under HIPAA

The Diary of Clare Green

Author: Clare Green

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1800467125

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 200

View: 7801


Life is a struggle for all of us, but for some can resemble an obstacle course one has to battle through, seemingly alone. Told through a series of diary entries, Clare Green’s debut The Diary of Clare Green describes the difficulties she has faced throughout her life dealing with her, often crippling, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Perhaps because the affliction is so common with varying degrees, OCD is often thought of as easy to deal with. As Clare takes us through her day-to-day life, it is eminently clear what a toll this condition has on her well-being. From paranoia to her belief she would turn into a psychopath, the accounts are raw, honest and compelling. A must-read for anyone suffering with OCD or for anyone interested in how the condition can affect a person’s life, taking them to the brink.