Dead Set on Living

Making the Difficult But Beautiful Journey from F#*king Up to Waking Up

Author: Chris Grosso

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501173979


Page: 256

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Chris Grosso invites us to sit in on conversations with beloved luminaries and bestselling authors such as Ram Dass, Lissa Rankin, Noah Levine, Gabor Mate, and Sharon Salzberg to discover why people return to self-defeating behaviors—drugs, alcohol, unhealthy eating, sex, media—and how they can recover, heal, and thrive. In his recovery from drugs and alcohol, Chris Grosso has stumbled, staggered, and started all over again. In an effort to understand why he relapses, and why many of us return to the myriad of other self-defeating behaviors despite our better judgment, he went to bestselling authors, spiritual teachers, psychologists, doctors, and more, and asked them why we tend to repeat mistakes in our lives, even when we know these actions will harm us and the ones we love. In Dead Set on Living, Chris shares these intimate conversations and the practices that have taught him to be more loving, compassionate, and forgiving with himself as well as new meditation and healing techniques he learned through his journey. Unabashedly honest and inspiring, Dead Set on Living is essential reading for anyone seeking a path towards triumph over adversity, understanding the human condition, and rebuilding relationships after promises have been broken.

Living Life to Death

Author: Phyl Anderson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475939671

Category: Fiction

Page: 72

View: 3785


A woman who is trapped in the bliss of dementia where her memory is intermittent, she is neglected by her own children and lovingly cared for by a hired attendant from the home health care agency. Although her illness forces her to forget a lot of things, she gives her attendant something that is unforgettable. A man who is suffering from congestive heart failure has had several surgeries and the doctors have given him little hope of much longer to live. He tries to live doing things he loves to do. After several attempts he finally gets an attendant who he can trust while he takes his much loved swim. Unfortunately something he loves to do is what kills him. All of the stories are different life like scenarios of every day life in the home health care industry.

The Lieutenants

Author: W.E.B. Griffin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440637520

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 3263


They were the young ones, the bright ones, the ones with the dreams. From the Nazi-prowled wastes of North Africa to the bloody corridors of Europe, they answered the call gladly. It was their duty, their job, their life. They marched off as boys, and they came back--those who made it--as soldiers and professionals forged in the heat of battle...

The Man from Misery and Other Poems

Author: Brandon Hodge

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450250785

Category: Poetry

Page: 292

View: 7882


The Man from Misery and Other Poems is the book that almost never was. This collection of more than two hundred inspired poems took nearly thirteen years to create, and author Brandon Hodge fought an uphill battle for publication. The Man from Misery is a rich collection of poetry from the deepest parts of the heart where poetry should start, rich with themes like hate, anger, loss, lust, life, joy, and, most of all, love. Brandon began writing short stories as a child; when he was eleven years old, he discovered poetry. Poetry comes from the heart and from inside, and Brandon is no stranger to adversity and loss. Born with a serious illness, Brandon was told he would not live to be sixteen; but he overcame lung cancer, personal tragedy, and loss to become the poet he is today. His pain and personal experience have shaped his writing as well as his life.

The Unfinished Child

Author: Theresa Shea

Publisher: Brindle and Glass

ISBN: 1927366038

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

View: 604


Marie finds herself unexpectedly pregnant at 39. Meanwhile, her best friend, Elizabeth, has never been able to conceive, despite years of fertility treatments. In a genetic test routinely offered to older mothers, Marie discovers that the child she is carrying has Down syndrome. Intertwined throughout the novel is the story of Margaret, a woman who gave birth to a daughter with Down syndrome in 1947, when such infants were considered to be “unfinished” children. As the novel shifts through the decades, the lives of the three women converge, and the story speeds to an unexpected conclusion. With skill and poise, debut novelist Theresa Shea dramatically explores society’s changing views of Down syndrome over the past 60 years. The story offers an unflinching and compassionate history of the treatment of people with Down syndrome and their struggle for basic human rights. Ultimately, The Unfinished Child is an unforgettable and inspiring tale about the mysterious and complex bonds of family, friendship and motherhood.

Rescued by a Wedding

Texas Wedding\A Marriage Between Friends

Author: Kathleen O'Brien,Melinda Curtis

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460382617

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Marriage seems to be the solution…until the men change the rules! Two beloved marriage of convenience stories from Kathleen O’Brien and Melinda Curtis in one volume. Texas Wedding Susannah Everly is determined to save the family ranch, even if she must marry onetime love Trent Maxwell to do so. They both know this is a business arrangement with rules that do not include rekindling old feelings or surprise midnight seductions. When Trent seems determined to break their agreement, it may be time for Susannah to renegotiate. A Marriage Between Friends When Jill desperately needed a father for her unborn child, Vince Patrizio gave them both his name. Then Jill walked out of his life. Now, years later, it's Vince's turn to have his say. Arriving in Jill's sleepy California town, he has plans to transform it into a mini Vegas…and to turn this convenient marriage into a real one.

Common Sense From A Common Man

The Common Man's Guide to Creating Money

Author: Jacob C. Larson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781456744250

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

View: 6232


Do you know what to do with a dollar? Regardless of where you work or what you are paid your answer to that fundamental question will often determine the level of your success financially. If your mental response to that question was to save 10% of the dollar, give away 10% of it and use what is left to spend, then you have answered correctly. By saving 10% of the dollar you begin to develop a financial reserve to be used towards developing additional means of creating money. By giving away 10% of the dollar you tap into the laws of giving and receiving which is explained in further detail in the book. What is left of the dollar is yours to spend and in reading this book your thoughts on how you choose to spend it will change. This book will give you insight into some of those basic money truths and show you how to apply them. Starting with the back ground of the author's quest for money creation. Common Sense about creating money helps you determine what sources you currently have available to you and gives you examples of how to develop those sources into viable resources of money creation. Throughout the course of time the fundamental basics about money have not changed. But the application of those basics have to become a part of your money creating plan. One that is unique to you and your situation. Only then will you put yourself in the position to "Create" Money.

Living with the Dead

Mortuary Ritual in Mesoamerica

Author: James L. Fitzsimmons,Izumi Shimada

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816529766

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

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Scholars have recently achieved new insights into the many ways in which the dead and the living interacted from the Late Preclassic to the Conquest in Mesoamerica. The eight essays in this useful volume were written by well-known scholars who offer cross-disciplinary and synergistic insights into the varied articulations between the dead and those who survived them. From physically opening the tomb of their ancestors and carrying out ancestral heirlooms to periodic feasts, sacrifices, and other lavish ceremonies, heirs revisited death on a regular basis. The activities attributable to the dead, moreover, range from passively defining territorial boundaries to more active exploits, such as ÒdancingÓ at weddings and ÒwitnessingÓ royal accessions. The dead wereÑand continued to beÑa vital part of everyday life in Mesoamerican cultures. This book results from a symposium organized by the editors for an annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. The contributors employ historical sources, comparative art history, anthropology, and sociology, as well as archaeology and anthropology, to uncover surprising commonalities across cultures, including the manner in which the dead were politicized, the perceptions of reciprocity between the dead and the living, and the ways that the dead were used by the living to create, define, and renew social as well as family ties. In exploring larger issues of a Ògood deathÓ and the transition from death to ancestry, the contributors demonstrate that across Mesoamerica death was almost never accompanied by the extinction of a persona; it was more often the beginning of a social process than a conclusion.