First You Have to Row a Little Boat

Author: Richard Bode

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0759523886

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 7643


Now with a brand new foreword from New York Times bestselling author Jeffrey Zaslow. FIRST YOU HAVE TO ROW A LITTLE BOAT first hit shelves in the mid 1990s and has been inspiring readers ever since. Written by a grown man looking back on his childhood, it reflects on what learning to sail taught him about life: making choices, adapting to change, and becoming his own person. The book is filled with the spiritual wisdom and thought-provoking discoveries that marked such books as Walden, The Prophet, and Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. For nearly twenty years, it has enchanted and endeared sailors and non-sailors alike, but foremost, anyone who seeks large truths in small things. This refurbished edition will find a place in the hearts of a whole new generation of readers.

Stumbling Toward Enlightenment

Author: Geri Larkin

Publisher: Celestial Arts

ISBN: 0307808130

Category: Religion

Page: 232

View: 9873


A humorous and honest collection of Buddhist wisdom from a Western beginner'­s perspective. Instead of promising a straight and clear path to enlightenment, author and teacher Geri Larkin shows us that even stumbling along that path can lead to self-discovery and awakening, especially if we prize the journey and not the destination. With candor, affection, and earthy wisdom, Larkin shares her experiences as a beginning and continuing Buddhist. This spirituality classic shows any seeker that it's possible to stumble, smile, and stay Zen through it all.

The Emerald Mile

Author: Kevin Fedarko

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439159866

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 706


An award-winning Outside magazine writer documents the 1983 Colorado River flood that threatened the region with a catastrophic dam failure and prompted oarsman Kenton Grua's near-suicidal effort to navigate the turbulent waters of the Emerald Mile on a small wooden dory to achieve a world speed record.

Clinician's Guide to Self-Renewal

Author: Robert J. Wicks,Elizabeth A. Maynard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118841069

Category: Psychology

Page: 528

View: 3130


Providing clinicians with advice consistent with the current emphasis on working from strengths to promote renewal, this guide presents a holistic approach to psychological wellness. Time-tested advice is featured from experts such as Craig Cashwell, Jeffrey Barnett, and Kenneth Pargament. With strategies to renew the mind, body, spirit, and community, this book equips clinicians with guidance and inspiration for the renewal of body, mind, community, and spirit in their clients and themselves.

Storm Tactics Handbook

Author: Larry Pardey,Lin Pardey

Publisher: L&L Pardey Publications

ISBN: 1929214871

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 255

View: 5726


Since writing the previous edition of Storm Tactics Handbook, Lin and Larry have voyaged an additional 55,000 miles. This has taken them as far north as Norway, twice across the Atlantic, south to Argentina and into the Pacific, around Cape Horn contrary to the prevailing winds then on a North Pacfic circuit. With insights gained from these recent voyages, they have fully revised and expanded this text by more than 40% including seven completely new chapters – among them;

Lessons from Cape Horn,

An interview on storm survival and heaving to with the late Sir Peter Blake,

Heaving-to using a Gale Rider on 55 foot Morgan’s Cloud,

Adding Rudder Protection Stops.

Discussions on avoiding chafe, building and using storm staysails, choosing storm gear, when to deploy para-anchors, tactics for avoiding the worst areas of cyclonic storms and many more have been expanded to answer questions posed by readers and seminar attendees.

60 Going on Fifty

Author: Ed Poole,Kathi Poole

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1614480028

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 7489


Old friends from the class of 1960 at an Indiana high school share nostalgic memories as their fiftieth reunion draws near . . . This is the story of sixteen classmates who graduated from Indiana’s Columbus High School in May, 1960. With their fiftieth high school reunion on the horizon, the “Columbus Crew” reconnected, and here the guys tell stories about growing up in the ’40s, ’50s, and ’60s, and how those times impacted who they are today—offering both a glimpse into history and a delightful ride down Memory Lane. While the stories are unique to the Columbus Crew, they will rekindle memories for anyone who grew up in this glorious era—and for children and grandchildren of baby boomers, they show what life was like in mid-twentieth-century America. Let the Columbus Crew take you back to the days of flat tops, LPs, the Hula Hoop, transistor radios, Lassie, 20 cents per gallon gas, big bands, rock and roll—while sharing personal reminiscences of first cars, girlfriends, sports, jobs, getting into trouble and finding their way out, and much more.

The Five Hurdles to Happiness

Author: Mitch Abblett

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834841525

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

View: 8569


A practical approach to becoming aware of the "five hindrances"--the negative qualities that inhibit living the awakened life--and to breaking free of them in order to live more mindfully, effectively, compassionately. Five obstacles stand in between you and true happiness. What are they and how can you overcome them? Buddhist traditions teach that there are five negative qualities, or hindrances, that inhibit people from living an awakened life. Here, Mitch Abblett gives this teaching a modern, secular interpretation and helps you identify the hurdles that are blocking your contentment—desire, hostility, sluggishness, worry, and doubt—and how you can take your first steps to overcoming them. Combining traditional wisdom with contemporary psychology and using examples from his psychotherapy practice, Abblett uses the hurdles as a frame for engaging you in a process of contemplating your own life and learning to lean into your experience rather than merely repeating bad habits. By doing this, you can break free from the hurdles and live more mindfully, effectively, and compassionately.

Morning Light

Author: Amy E Dean

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1616494050

Category: Self-Help

Page: 400

View: 1517


A book of fresh meditations, Morning Light offers beautifully written bursts of inspiration to help you begin each day with renewed self-confidence and serenity. A book of fresh meditations, Morning Light offers beautifully written bursts of inspiration to help you begin each day with renewed self-confidence and serenity.Amy Dean brings the comfort and courage offered in her top-selling mediation book Night Light to this companion for the morning hours, helping devoted fans and new readers start their day on a bright and positive note. Written in her signature personable style, these sensitively chosen quotations, inspiring reflections, and simple prayers work together to make each day of the year one to look forward to.

Jsl Vol 7-N1

Author: JOURNAL OF SCHOOL LEADERSHIP

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 147581741X

Category: Reference

Page: 109

View: 8674


The Journal of School Leadership is broadening the conversation about schools and leadership and is currently accepting manuscripts. We welcome manuscripts based on cutting-edge research from a wide variety of theoretical perspectives and methodological orientations. The editorial team is particularly interested in working with international authors, authors from traditionally marginalized populations, and in work that is relevant to practitioners around the world. Growing numbers of educators and professors look to the six bimonthly issues to: deal with problems directly related to contemporary school leadership practice teach courses on school leadership and policy use as a quality reference in writing articles about school leadership and improvement.