Festive Felt

Festive Felt

Felt is a wonderfully versatile material and hopefully the projects in this book have fired you with enthusiasm to make great gifts, home decorations and accessories with it. The amazing range of materials supplied by Blooming Felt ...

Author: Sarah Tremelling

Publisher: David and Charles

ISBN: 9781446361610

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

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Over 25 fun and simple projects to make with ready-made wool felt. As well as flat felt and felt shapes, some of the projects include ribbons, buttons, beads and wool roving for needle-felting. There are projects for every age, theme and occasion, from jewellery and kid's toys to home accessories and decorations.
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

When Nothing Matters Anymore

When Nothing Matters Anymore

I worked hard for long hours; it felt fantastic to step back and see what I'd accomplished as part of a team. Over the next six weeks of instructions, laughter, tears, frustration, and wonder, a beautiful boat arose amidst the scraps ...

Author: R. N. Cobain

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781442997820

Category: Education

Page: 286

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'The most positive book on depression one could read ... should be available to all teens.'' - Voice of Youth Advocates..... When Nothing Matters Anymore a survival guide for depressed teens Everyone feels down or sad at times. These feelings are part of life and usually pass. But what if they hang on, affecting your body, your behavior, your emotions, and your thoughts? You may be more than sad. You may be depressed. If you are, you're not alone. More than 18 million Americans have depression. Millions of them are teens like you. If you think you might be depressed, please read this book. It has already helped countless teens, and it can help you, too. It includes the latest information on medication, nutrition, and health; current resources; and the Top Ten Questions teens have asked the author. Look inside to learn: The causes, symptoms, and types of depression.....How to tell if you might be depressed (take a quiz and find out).... Survival tips - things you can do right now and in the future to help yourself feel better - and ways to stay healthy, strong, and positive....The connections between depression, suicide, and drug and alcohol abuse ....How different kinds of treatment can help.....Ways real-life teens have dealt with depression.....Where to turn for more answers (books, organizations, Web sites).....Words you can use when it's hard to open up, share your problems, and ask for help Mostly, you'll learn you don't have to feel sad, hopeless, or alone anymore. Bev Cobain, R.N.,C., has worked on hospital-based mental health units, helping treat teens and adults who have depression and depressive disorder. An expert on youth depression and suicide, she is a nationally recognized speaker and workshop facilitator.
Categories: Education



I felt fantastic and free. I spoke to another young woman who lived in West London, near where I went to university. We talked about our strengths and weaknesses at school concerning TS. When the afternoon session started, ...

Author: Zoë Bull

Publisher: Grosvenor House Publishing

ISBN: 9781839756245

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

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Zoë has been a Support Worker for the learning disability charity Mencap for five years and has just qualified as a counsellor. What many people don't know is that Zoë has two rare health conditions, Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) and LAM caused by two connected faulty genes that can affect the brain, skin, kidneys and lungs. Zoë had a relatively symptom-free childhood but as she entered adulthood, she suffered a life-threatening kidney bleed and multiple lung collapses that took a toll on her mental health. Throughout Rare, Zoë shares her journey of recovery and how she has come to accept aspects of herself that seemed impossible to surmount.
Categories: Self-Help

Race to Acceptance

Race to Acceptance

My husband was so handsome and, even though we had destroyed our clothes in the rain, we both felt fantastic. The day went on and on. The music blasted out African and old pop songs. People danced and the food was in abundance.

Author: Denise O'Connor

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781481768887

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 175

View: 965

This story tells of the author's experience as a teaching volunteer in Ghana, Africa, and how this experience affected her as a person and her outlook on relationships between black and white people. It looks at the education system in Africa, the process of setting up an NGO, and difficulties in adapting to a new culture. It takes us on a romantic journey where the author must break down all of the cultural barriers in order to accept the possible outcome of returning to Ireland with a Ghanaian man. The book has a lot of humour and heart-warming anecdotes to give readers an idea of what is like to move between different worlds and all the stumbling blocks along the way.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Call of the World

The Call of the World

I felt exhausted, and the bucket of warm water and a ladle that served as the local version of a shower felt fantastic. The next day's trek took us only about five hours and we enjoyed the shorter day. Once again, the terrain was ...

Author: Trent Newcomer

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595615865

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 862

Two years after earning a business degree with honors from the University of Colorado, Trent Newcomer decides to abandon his corporate job, sell his car, and travel around the globe with nothing more than what he can fit in a small backpack. His goal is simple: experience all that the world has to offer so he can then be satisfied with settling down to a normal life. Over the next year and a half, the adventures that find Newcomer and the people he encounters teach him more about the world and his own place in it than he could have ever imagined. From having a gun pulled on him in Vietnam and being jumped by a gang of men while trying to change money on Kenyas black market to experiencing more near-death bus rides than he can count, Newcomer soon discovers that the journey itself is much more meaningful than checking items off a to-do list. Part travelogue and part memoir, The Call of the World is a candid and insightful account of the challenges and joys of backpacking solo around the globe, as well as one young mans journey of personal discovery. The Call of the World has been recognized as a Medalist (Travel Essay) in the 2009 Independent Publisher Book Awards, as well as a Finalist (Travel/Travel Guide) in the 2009 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Jason 1 Stigma 0

Jason  1   Stigma  0

I had more energy than normal, but nothing excessive. I just felt “on” in every way. After being depressed for two months, I must admit, this hypomanic phase felt fantastic! In hindsight, the problem with my state was one of ...

Author: Jason W. Finucan

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781525544644

Category: Self-Help

Page: 158

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Mental illness can be treated – but stigma can be cured. Part memoir and part how-to, this engrossing book is the culmination of a lifetime of unique personal experiences with illness by author, Jason Finucan. As someone who has experienced both a major physical illness (heart defect leading to open heart surgery in 1988) and a major mental illness (bipolar disorder leading to hospitalization in 2005), Jason realized that the stigma still surrounding mental illness was unnecessarily making his diagnosis of bipolar disorder far worse than it needed to be. And this problem was happening everywhere. Despite significant gains in awareness in recent years, mental illnesses like clinical depression or anxiety disorder are still treated far differently than physical illnesses, like cancer. As a result of the confusion, isolation and lack of support created by stigma, there is an increase in the number of people suffering with untreated mental illnesses or, tragically, dying by suicide. In this book, Jason shares his alarmingly candid personal experiences with an engaging storytelling style and offers insight on how we perceive illness in our society today, the important role of empathy, and what we can all do to effect change. His goal is for everyone to understand this important topic so they are empowered to make a real change and ultimately join his vision for future without stigma. This is a mental health movement – and Jason wants you to be a part of it.
Categories: Self-Help

Beryl Winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2022

Beryl   Winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2022

Beryl felt fantastic. Aside from a brief stop to put on lights, a pale blue jumper and what Cycling magazine called 'a natty woollen hat', she ploughed rapidly on. With the time approaching 10 p.m., Cromack's rear light unexpectedly ...

Author: Jeremy Wilson

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781782835745

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 412

View: 603

Winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2022 WINNER OF THE TIMES SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2022 A FINANCIAL TIMES BEST SPORTS BOOK OF 2022 A WATERSTONES BEST SPORTS BOOK OF 2022 Cyclist Beryl Burton - also known as BB - dominated her sport much as her male contemporary Eddy Merckx, but with a longevity that surpasses even sporting legends like Muhammad Ali, Serena Williams and Sir Steve Redgrave. She was practically invincible in time trials, finishing as Best All-Rounder for 25 consecutive years and setting a world record in 1967 for the distance covered in 12 hours that beat the men. She won multiple world titles, even when the distances didn't play to her strengths. But her achievements were limited by discrimination from the cycling authorities, and by her strictly amateur status against state-sponsored rivals from Eastern Bloc nations. Yet she carried on winning, beating men and - infamously - competing against her own daughter, while working on a farm and running a household. Her motivation, sparked by appalling childhood illness, is as fascinating as her achievements are stunning. With access to previously unseen correspondence and photographs, and through extensive interviews with family, friends, rivals and fellow giants from across sport, acclaimed journalist Jeremy Wilson peels back the layers to reveal one of the most complex, enigmatic and compelling characters in cycling history. For the first time, he also provides the jaw-dropping answer to how fast she would still be on modern cycling technology. Long ignored by sporting history, Burton's life story - recently told by Maxine Peake in a stage and radio play - is finally getting the recognition she deserves.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

New Understandings of Twin Relationships

New Understandings of Twin Relationships

Meeting halfway or, even, letting the other person give to me without feeling obligated to do anything in return, was a wonderful new experience for me. It felt fantastic and because of it, I started analyzing my other relationships and ...

Author: Barbara Klein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000287547

Category: Psychology

Page: 340

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New Understandings of Twin Relationships takes an experience-based approach to exploring how twin attachment and estrangement are critical to understanding the push and pull of closely entwined personal relationships. Based on the research expertise of each of the authors (all identical twins in their own right), and vignettes from twins across the globe, this book describes the inner workings of the twin-world, showing how the twin-world creates experiences that are often more intense and intricately textured than those in the singleton-world. Chapters debunk myths surrounding twinship and analyze the developmental stages of the twin relationship as well as the effect of being a twin on one’s mental health from different perspectives. The authors articulate how attachment, separation anxiety, loneliness, estrangement, and the subjective experience of the twin and non-twin "other" impact behavior, thinking, and feeling. Through its careful study of the many psychological challenges that twins face throughout their lifetime, this text will help psychologists, scholars, clinicians, and twins themselves attain a deeper understanding of all interpersonal relationships.
Categories: Psychology

Missus on a motorbike

Missus on a motorbike

Yet, whenever I am out on my motorbike I too experience that wonderful sense of freedom. So as I set out that morning I felt fantastic, I just felt so alive in the world. About an hour later I was sure I was going 135.

Author: Jackie Hartley

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781903449486

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 266

View: 927

In 2002, just when the kids had finally left home and life was getting a bit easier, Jackie's husband came back from a conference and told her that he wanted to learn to ride a motorbike before he got too old. Jackie was first shocked and then horrified. Having witnessed a tragic bike accident in her early 20's she was very against the idea and tried to talk him out of it. Then slowly she got drawn into the fascinating world of biking and bikers until, overcoming her own fears, she took to the road on two wheels. Full of wry observations about bikers, both on and off bikes, amusing anecdotes and a self mocking account of Jackie's efforts to learn to handle her machine on her ever widening travels, this book shows us that motorbiking is not just about power, speed and big macho men in leathers.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Faith Enhances Freedom

Faith Enhances Freedom

I was enjoying this new feeling of positivity; my burdens were light, and my sleep was wonderful. I was barely watching TV, as I was reading instead. I felt fantastic! I noticed my energy levels had changed, too.

Author: Natalie Phipps

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781525539442

Category: Religion

Page: 96

View: 769

The most fragile moment of my entire life lasted only 60 seconds. In that brief moment, I saw my life through a looking glass. Having been in denial for years, I came to realize that anything is possible. And I learned that in the space of just a minute, things can be turned around for your good, even if they’d looked to be the worst. Within these pages, you’ll learn to release your bitterness and to speak—truly speak—with God. Don’t give up. You can’t give up. That is the key. You must believe. When you have a goal or desire, hold on to it and keep it close. Doors will open for your success. Your dreams will be fulfilled because you have faith. With faith, you can do absolutely anything. Even if no one else believes, so long as you trust yourself and move forward with the faith and power within you, your faith will bring you love, confidence, strength, beauty, gifts, talents, dreams, and blessings. Keep your faith. It brings about powerful, life-changing differences in your life. Faith feeds your spiritual connection, allowing you to overcome the fears that are blocking your gifts and talents. Let go, so you can move forward, allowing your faith to enhance your freedom. Become a blessing in your life and the lives of others.
Categories: Religion