Learning to Breathe

Author: Priscilla Warner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 143918108X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 274

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"A funny memoir of Faith Club coauthor's serious attempt to change her brain from panic to peace in a year-long spiritual quest"--

Learning to Breathe

Author: Karen White

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101042265

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9869


From the New York Times bestselling author of the Tradd Street novels comes a richly emotional story about a woman who discovers that taking a leap of faith is better than always wondering what might have been… Brenna O'Brien doesn't believe in happy endings. Not since the love of her life, Pierce McGovern, left her years ago without a word. Now, she leads a quiet life surrounded by her four matchmaking sisters, running a historic movie theater and collecting old wartime letters. But she leaves the letters unopened, preferring to imagine their possibilities rather than risk being disappointed. Then Pierce comes back to town, shattering Brenna's hard-earned peace—and forcing her to re-examine everything, and realize that if she doesn't come to terms with the life she let slip away, she may never have the courage to go after the life she wants.

Learning To Breathe

Author: Andy Cave

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144649344X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 4064


At the age of sixteen, Andy Cave followed in his father's and grandfather's footsteps and became a miner - one of the last recruits into a dying world. Every day he would descend 3,000 feet into Grimethorpe pit. But at weekends Andy escaped from the pithead to a very different world - testing his nerve on the cliffs and mountains around Britain, and forging endearing friendships with his new companions. Enduring the 1984-5 miners' strike - the guilt, the broken friendships, the poverty - Andy continued to indulge his passion. In 1986, after much soul searching, he quit his job as a miner in order to devote himself to mountaineering. At the same time he decided to educate himself, acquiring almost from a standing start academic qualifications including a PhD in socio-linguistics. This extraordinary twin odyssey is graphically recalled in this remarkable book. In the Himalaya in 1997 Andy achieved a courageous first ascent on one of the steepest and most difficult summits in the world - the North Face of Changabang. Seventeen days later, he and only two of his team-mates crawled into base camp, frostbitten, emaciated and traumatised. His account of this terrifying experience provides a dramatic climax to this compelling story.

Learning to Breathe

Author: Lee Skallerup Bessette

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 118

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"In 2012, I wrote my first blog post about my depression. I had alluded to it on Twitter, but this was the first time I had written about it formally in public. This was before we were having serious conversations on the platform and in academia more specifically about mental health. The topic was still largely taboo, but I had to write it down, record it, even if I was ashamed and embarrassed. "Over the next 7 years, I would go on to write about my ongoing mental health challenges, linking it back to what were depressive episodes in high school and college, to my postpartum depression. I wrote about my son's diagnosis of ADHD, and the discovery then diagnosis that I, too, had ADHD, which was probably the underlying cause of my persistent depression and anxiety."This book collects Lee Skallerup Bessette's online writing about mental health, including five new essays, written specifically for this collection.

Learning to Breathe

Author: Janice Lynn Mather

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 1534406026

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

View: 8834


A 2019 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Selection Amelia Bloomer List’s 2019 Top Ten Recommended Feminist Books for Young Readers A Governor General’s Literary Award Finalist A Junior Library Guild Selection A Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize Semifinalist A BC Book Prize Finalist “A love letter to girls—bittersweet and full of hope.” —Ibi Zoboi, author of National Book Award Finalist American Street “This is a stellar debut.” —Brandy Colbert, award-winning author of Little & Lion and Pointe “A vibrant, essential story of healing, resilience, and finding one’s family.” —Stephanie Kuehn, author of William C. Morris Award winning Charm & Strange “A raw, beautiful, unforgettable must-read.” —Tiffany D. Jackson, author of Allegedly “Poetic.” —Angela Johnson, award-winning author of Heaven “A powerful, poignant story about refusing to let the past dictate who you are or who you will become.” —Kirkus Reviews “This is a well-written, thought-provoking book that tackles difficult topics…a stirring debut.” —School Library Journal (starred review) Sixteen-year-old Indy struggles to conceal her pregnancy while searching for a place to belong in this stunning debut novel that’s perfect for fans of Amber Smith and Sara Zarr. Indira Ferguson has done her best to live by her Grammy’s rules—study hard in school, be respectful, and never let a boy take advantage of her. But it hasn’t always been easy, especially living in her mother’s shadow. When Indy is sent to stay in Nassau, trouble follows her and she must hide an unwanted pregnancy from her aunt, who would rather throw Indy out onto the street than see the truth. Completely broke with only a hand-me-down pregnancy book as a resource, Indy desperately looks for a safe space to call home. After stumbling upon a yoga retreat, she wonders if she’s found that place. But Indy is about to discover that home is much bigger than just four walls and a roof—it’s about the people she chooses to share it with.

Learning to Breathe

Author: Patricia C. Broderick

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1684036739

Category: Education

Page: 344

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A fully revised and updated second edition, including new research and skills in the areas of trauma and compassion Disruptive behavior in the classroom, poor academic performance, and out-of-control emotions: if you work with adolescents, you are well-aware of the challenges this age group presents, as well as how much time can be lost on your lessons while dealing with this behavior. What if there was a way to calm these students down and arm them with the mindfulness skills needed to really excel in school and life? Written by mindfulness expert and licensed clinical psychologist Patricia C. Broderick, Learning to Breathe is a secular program that tailors the teaching of mindfulness to the developmental needs of adolescents to help them understand their thoughts and feelings and manage distressing emotions. Students will be empowered by learning important mindfulness meditation skills that help them improve emotion regulation, reduce stress, improve overall performance, and, perhaps most importantly, develop their attention. Since its publication nearly a decade ago, the L2B program has transformed classrooms across the US, and has received praise from educators, parents, and mental health professionals alike. This fully revised and updated second edition offers the same powerful mindfulness interventions, and includes compelling new research and skills in the areas of trauma and compassion. The book integrates certain themes of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, into a program that is shorter, more accessible to students, and compatible with school curricula. This easy-to-use manual is designed to be used by teachers, but can also be used by any mental health provider teaching adolescents emotion regulation, stress reduction and mindfulness skills. The book is structured around six themes built upon the acronym BREATHE, and each theme has a core message: Body, Reflection, Emotions, Attention, Tenderness, and Healthy Mind Habits, and Empowerment. Learning to Breathe is the perfect tool for empowering students as they grapple with the psychological tasks of adolescence. Make this new edition a part of your professional library today!

Learning to Breathe

Author: Brent J. Jordan

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595250467

Category: Fiction

Page: 152

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Civil Rights attorney Jordan Miller, burdened by asthma,just concludes a morning ocean swim in preparation for his first Hawaii Ironman Triathalon when he discovers a stranger's dead body next to his Malibu beach front home. With the help of five women; a kinky Asian computer hacker, a beautiful African--American zoologist, two hip teenage daughters, and a deceased wife, Jordan must solve this murder, and several more that follow, before the real killers put him on death row.

Learning to Breathe

Author: Rachael Newham

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 0281078092

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 3670


It begins slowly, so slowly that I hardly notice at first. My chest tightens and my heart begins to beat a fraction faster. I try to draw breath, but instead I choke on oxygen I can’t inhale. As I realise that I can’t breathe, the panic wraps itself around my mind. I can’t make myself draw a breath. Rachael was aged just six when she had her first suicidal thought. Over the next decade, life would become increasingly fraught with depression and self-harm, and her outlook only bleaker. Before her eighteenth birthday, Rachael would twice try to take her own life. And yet amidst this darkness, a flicker of faith lived on. This is Rachael’s story of her journey into, and out of, the darkness of depression. With unflinching realism and complete honesty, she shows us what it looks like to live with mental illness, and how God can find us and rescue us even in the most desperate of places.

Learning to Breathe Fire

Author: J.C. Herz

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0385348886

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 368

View: 8604


The absorbing, definitive account of CrossFit's origins, its explosive grassroots growth, and its emergence as a global phenomenon. One of the most illuminating books ever on a sports subculture, Learning to Breathe Fire combines vivid sports writing with a thoughtful meditation on what it means to be human. In the book, veteran journalist J.C. Herz explains the science of maximum effort, why the modern gym fails an obese society, and the psychic rewards of ending up on the floor feeling as though you're about to die. The story traces CrossFit’s rise, from a single underground gym in Santa Cruz to its adoption as the workout of choice for elite special forces, firefighters and cops, to its popularity as the go-to fitness routine for regular Joes and Janes. Especially riveting is Herz’s description of The CrossFit Games, which begin as an informal throw-down on a California ranch and evolve into a televised global proving ground for the fittest men and women on Earth, as well as hundreds of thousands of lesser mortals. In her portrayal of the sport's star athletes, its passionate coaches and its “chief armorer,” Rogue Fitness, Herz powerfully evokes the uniqueness of a fitness culture that cultivates primal fierceness in average people. And in the shared ordeal of an all-consuming workout, she unearths the ritual intensity that's been with us since humans invented sports, showing us how, on a deep level, we're all tribal hunters and first responders, waiting for the signal to go all-out.

Learning to Breathe

Author: Sue Fries,Todd Aaron Jensen

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781628390124

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 222

View: 3650


What if your child could not breathe? What would you do? How would your life change? When 4-year old Tyson Fries is stricken with the first of many devastating asthma attacks, his family's life is forever changed. This is the true story of how Tyson's mother, Sue, a prominent pest control operator, squared off in a life-and-death battle against the asthma that threatened her young son's life and still affects tens of millions of Americans each year. A how-to manual for keeping your child healthy, written with the passion of a loving mother, the wisdom of a successful businesswoman, the devotion of a deeply spiritual woman, and the emotional charge and suspense of a thriller, Learning to Breathe reveals previously untold truths about asthma, uncovers its secret causes, its surprising cures, the harmful indoor allergens that can aggravate them and, most importantly, how you can save your child's life. --From publisher description.