This book is written for today’s grandmothers (and grandfathers). This generation grew up with a strong work ethic, a religious or secular belief that body and spirit are separate, and who, in raising children, often ignored self-care and self-fulfillment. The author uses meditation, journalling and Bioenergetic exercises and other processing techniques to enhance our grounding in this world, while integrating the spiritual and sensual. The book relies on stories, anecdotes and reflections. Each chapter has a section on practical exercises that help to move us forward. Being well-grounded in both body and spirit, enhances our presence in a tumultuous world while radiating and finding our own serenity and calm. This book offers new perspectives with humour and down to earth guidance.
... 178; complexity/ diversity of African grandmothers' lives and, 79–81; contrasting perspectives and, 81–4, 159, 163, ... 119; gogos' groups and, 153–5; and Grandmother Project, 115; grounded encounters as, 38, 45–7; Jennifer on, 109; ...
Author: May Chazan
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Category: Political Science
At the height of the African AIDS crisis older women mobilized across two continents and an ocean of difference to change the lives of innumerable African women confronting insecurity, violence, grief, and illness. In 2006 the Stephen Lewis Foundation launched its Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign, seeking to organize Canadians in solidarity with "Africa's grandmothers" - older caregivers who had lost their children to AIDS and were left to raise their grandchildren. Four years later, some 10,000 Canadians had joined the campaign. May Chazan's The Grandmothers' Movement explores the encounters, ideas, and circumstances that shaped this remarkable story of solidarity and struggle. Based on interviews, family trees, personal journals, and archival materials, Chazan provides the first analysis of the movement. Through personal reflections and powerful vignettes from nearly a decade of participation in grandmothers' lives in South Africa and Canada, she presents untold narratives and brings new humanity to the AIDS crisis in Africa. The Grandmothers' Movement tells a story of hope while challenging conventional understandings of the global AIDS response, solidarity, and old age. It is about the power of older women to alter their own lives through collective action and about the influence of transnational cooperation to effect positive global change.
... was grounded. Grandmother managed to get us on this train to Moscow.” “Oh good, I'm going all the way to Moscow as well. Maybe it won't be so boring now that we have met, and you will see some beautiful parts of Russia as we go by.
Author: Derek E. Miller
Publisher: L. J. Emory Publishing
Secret diary. War-torn country. Incredible courage. Seventeen-year-old Owen Petrov expects to be bored out of his mind when he has to accompany his immigrant grandmother back to Russia for a reunion. He is polite, but counts the hours until he can return to his comfortable suburban life back in Ohio. His boredom suddenly evaporates during their journey when she chooses to reveal a diary she's kept hidden all these years. Owen quickly discovers that she is not the cookie-baking, sweet grandmother he’s always taken for granted. Instead, her diary describes a deadly past.
Furthermore , the girl's easy appropriation of her grandmother's robe , house ( and bed ) denotes a transfer of power which is grounded in the grandmother's killing 23 Of course , fairy tales do not shy away from cruelty ...
Heart-warming examples from Dr. Reid's life serve as poignant illustrations of her grandmother's advice, which was firmly grounded in God's Word. Readers are sure to find themselves going back again and again to Grandmother's Shelf to ...
What traumatic events directly affected your grandparents? How did each event affect them at the time? ... This aspect of resilience helps us stay grounded and settled, no matter what happens to us. It enables us to sustain and protect ...
Author: Resmaa Menakem
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Social Science
'A revolutionary work of beauty, brilliance, compassion and ultimately, hope . . . I believe this book will change the direction of the movement for racial justice' Robin DiAngelo, author of White Fragility The consequences of racism can be found in our bodies - in skin and sinew, in bone and blood. In this ground-breaking, inspiring work, therapist Resmaa Menakem examines the damage, the physical consequences of discrimination, from the perspective of body-centred psychology. He argues that until we learn to heal and overcome the generational anguish of white supremacy, we will all continue to bear its scars. My Grandmother's Hands is an extraordinary call to action for all of us to recognize that racism effects not only the mind, but also the body, and introduces an alternative view of what we can do to grow beyond our racial divides.
You only stumble a few steps. “Cookie!” Your furious grandmother marches toward you. “What's gotten into you? Jumping on and off moving trains! That's it. You're grounded!” Some way to start a vacation. Grounded!
Author: R. L. Stine
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Category: Juvenile Fiction
"Reader beware--you choose the scare! GIVE YOURSELF GOOSEBUMPS! Your parents are going away so your super-cool grandma is coming to stay with you. But when you go to meet granny at the train station you start seeing double—double grannies! There's one granny on the station platform. And another one writing in lipstick on the window of the train. Which one is your real grandma? If you think she’s on the platform you find yourself face to face with a hideous monster! If you decide to jump on the train, you are surrounded by a group of angry aliens out to take over the world! The choice is yours in this scary GOOSEBUMPS adventure that's packed with over 20 super-spooky endings!"
... but also, importantly, to familial relations and benefit (i.e. 'money to take you [grandmother] on a holiday'). ... the story of Muhammad Asyraf, an aspiring chef, is grounded in kinship bonds: Grandmothers are the best.
Author: Michael Filimowicz
As a part of an extensive exploration, Reimagining Communication: Action investigates the practical implications of communication as a cultural industry, media ecology, and a complex social activity integral to all domains of life. The Reimagining Communication series develops a new information architecture for the field of communications studies, grounded in its interdisciplinary origins and looking ahead to emerging trends as researchers take into account new media technologies and their impacts on society and culture. The diverse and comprehensive body of contributions in this unique interdisciplinary resource explore communication as a form of action within a mix of social, cultural, political, and economic contexts. They emphasize the continuously expanding horizons of the field by engaging with the latest trends in practical inquiry within communication studies. Reflecting on the truly diverse implications of communicative processes and representations, Reimagining Communication: Action covers key practical developments of concern to the field. It integrates diverse theoretical and practice-based perspectives to emphasize the purpose and significance of communication to human experience at individual and social levels in a uniquely accessible and engaging way. This is an essential introductory text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, along with scholars of communication, broadcast media, and interactive technologies, with an interdisciplinary focus and an emphasis on the integration of new technologies.
For instance, both grandmothers of this one I speak through had what is known as Alzheimer's. ... The maternal grandmother was someone very grounded in faith without fear, whereas the paternal grandmother was grounded in faith with fear ...
Author: Cathy Chapman
Publisher: Light Technology Publishing
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
We are the Golden Elohim, the creative aspect of that which you call God. Remember, you are the aspect of God who is exploring different aspects of love from the third dimension. You could say we manifest the ideas from the mind of God. The human mind is expanding and therefore able to create more than ever before. Encodements bring your ideas, the ideas you gather from the mind of God, into form. You do not create the encodements of form. Those who work with encodements do. You, however, hold in your mind’s eye, the third eye, the template of what you wish to create. Then those who work with encodements develop the energetic structure of the template you create. This is cocreation. The energy you shape has no desire of its own. Its purpose is to follow the creator’s intention. You are such young creators. You are not aware of the power of your thought and intention. You are not aware how fragile the creation of form is. When you work to create nonphysical form, the focus of your intention is crucial for creation. If the form of your creation is unclear, you cannot focus your intention. This may result in being displeased with your creation. Be clear how you want your abundance to take form. Know that you are working with the laws of this planet as well as the laws of energy. When you digress from your intention by reviewing what you don’t have rather than what you want to create, the energy you use to create disperses, just as the wind comes along and disperses your pile of leaves. True abundance comes from the heart. You do not need things to have true abundance.
distance from grandparents' home 11-12 importance of 141-2 and main grandparents 60, 61-2, 64-5 number of grandchildren 15 ... of 2-3 Grandparents' Association 74-5, 123, 128-9, 138 Grandparents' Federation 71 Grounded Theory 5, 155 ...
Author: Ferguson, Neil
Publisher: Policy Press
Category: Social Science
This book is the first in-depth exploration of grandparents' relationships with adult children and grandchildren in divorced families. It asks what part grandparents might play in public policy and whether measures should be taken to support their grandparenting role. Do they have a special place in family life that ought to be recognised in law? This ground-breaking book is intended for a wide readership. Grandparents and parents in divorced families will identify with many of the thoughts, feelings and experiences reflected here. Academics in social science and law departments will encounter new thinking about the nature of the grandchild-grandparent relationship. Policy makers will find out more about recent policy initiatives and their strengths and limitations.
In Return to Childhood, the grandmother's and mother's voices are ultimately mediated and constructed through ... to the grandmother's communally grounded narrations, the mother's voice in Return to Childhood generally emerges from ...
Author: Ariel M. Sheetrit
Category: Literary Criticism
This book examines the poetics of autobiographical masterpieces written in Arabic by Leila Abouzeid, Hanan al-Shaykh, Samuel Shimon, Abd al-Rahman Munif, Salim Barakat, Mohamed Choukri and Hanna Abu Hanna. These literary works articulate the life story of each author in ways that undermine the expectation that the "self"—the "auto" of autobiography—would be the dominant narrative focus. Although every autobiography naturally includes and relates to others to one degree or another, these autobiographies tend to foreground other characters, voices, places and texts to the extent that at times it appears as though the autobiographical subject has dropped out of sight, even to the point of raising the question: is this an autobiography? These are indeed autobiographies, Sheetrit argues, albeit articulating the story of the self in unconventional ways. Sheetrit offers in-depth literary studies that expose each text’s distinct strategy for life narrative. Crucial to this book’s approach is the innovative theoretical foundation of relational autobiography that reveals the grounding of the self within the collective—not as symbolic of it. This framework exposes the intersection of the story of the autobiographical subject with the stories of others and the tensions between personal and communal discourse. Relational strategies for self-representation expose a movement between two seemingly opposing desires—the desire to separate and dissociate from others, and the desire to engage and integrate within a particular relationship, community, culture or milieu. This interplay between disentangling and conscious entangling constitutes the leitmotif that unites the studies in this book.
Grounded. At twenty-one years old. It was absolutely ridiculous. Her grandmother had even impounded her cell phone and her ... Nor were the little locks on her grandmother's antique desk drawers, though they required a bit more time.
Author: Cat Johnson
Publisher: Cat Johnson Red
"a hot little romp of fun" Miranda, Joyfully Reviewed Connecticut’s rich and beautiful summer at mansions in the Hamptons not on a ranch in Colorado, but that’s exactly where society girl Ansley Craig’s been banished by her grandmother just for having a little too much fun at a graduation party. She expects to find cows and boredom at the Kane ranch. What she doesn’t count on are the Kane men. Ansley may have the college degree, but Jeremy and Ryan are two cowboys who can teach her a few things she didn’t learn in school. Romance Tropes and Themes Included: Opposites Attract, Fish out of water, threesome, love triangle, polyamory, cowboys, rich wealthy heroine, western romance, college, coming of age.
He needs someone refined, grounded. That's you, Agnes.” Someone of quality. Refined. Grounded. Me. Me? We head into Doyle's grandparents' dining room, where a long, distressed table is loaded with so much food, the legs have to be ...
Author: Liz Reinhardt
Category: Young Adult Fiction
"It's not like I never thought about being mixed race. I guess it was just that, in Brooklyn, everyone was competing to be unique or surprising. By comparison, I was boring, seriously. Really boring." Culture shock knocks city girl Agnes "Nes" Murphy-Pujols off-kilter when she's transplanted mid–senior year from Brooklyn to a small Southern town after her mother's relationship with a coworker self-destructs. On top of the move, Nes is nursing a broken heart and severe homesickness, so her plan is simple: keep her head down, graduate and get out. Too bad that flies out the window on day one, when she opens her smart mouth and pits herself against the school's reigning belle and the principal. Her rebellious streak attracts the attention of local golden boy Doyle Rahn, who teaches Nes the ropes at Ebenezer. As her friendship with Doyle sizzles into something more, Nes discovers the town she's learning to like has an insidious undercurrent of racism. The color of her skin was never something she thought about in Brooklyn, but after a frightening traffic stop on an isolated road, Nes starts to see signs everywhere—including at her own high school where, she learns, they hold proms. Two of them. One black, one white. Nes and Doyle band together with a ragtag team of classmates to plan an alternate prom. But when a lit cross is left burning in Nes's yard, the alterna-prommers realize that bucking tradition comes at a price. Maybe, though, that makes taking a stand more important than anything.
Author: Stephen Butler MurrayPublish On: 2015-08-11
My grandmother knew this song and many others from memory like the back of her hand, and she appeared to find some ... is not grounded in the notion that spirituality is a force, a practice separate from who we are moment by moment.
Author: Stephen Butler Murray
Category: Social Science
This contributed two-volume work tackles a fascinating topic: how and why God plays a central role in the modern world and profoundly influences politics, art, culture, and our moral reflection—even for nonbelievers. • Supplies a broad conception of "God" that provides readers with a fuller and more accurate portrait of a phenomenon that evolved substantially over time but also remains an enduring—and enduringly influential—element of popular culture • Explores not only how individuals grapple with the question of God, but also how God invariably and unintentionally enters people's thinking • Supplies direct examples of the key role that God plays in everyday life that readers will find compelling from both a personal and cultural perspective • Comprises essays from sociologists, theologians, cultural critics, and journalists that present a wide range of perspectives and approaches to this universally relevant topic
His grandmother was making Polish sausage. “Park!” she said. ... “Hush, Harold, you can't be grounded from your own grandparents. ... His grandmother had filled the wall behind the TV with framed eight-by-ten photographs.
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
#1 New York Times bestselling author Rainbow Rowell has captured the hearts of readers all over the world. Now, for the first time ever, four of her critically acclaimed novels are together at last in one e-bundle. Discovering your new favorite author has never been easier! Eleanor & Park Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits-smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you'll remember your own first love-and just how hard it pulled you under. Fangirl Cath and Wren are not only identical twins, they are also the two biggest Simon Snow fans ever. Or at least, they used to be. Now that they are starting their freshman year of college, Wren is moving on to new things and leaving Cath behind. But Cath isn't quite ready to let go. Carry On Carry On - The Rise and Fall of Simon Snow is a ghost story, a love story and a mystery. It has just as much kissing and talking as you'd expect from a Rainbow Rowell story - but far, far more monsters. Landline If you got a second chance at love, would you make the same call? When Georgie McCool discovers a telephone that allows her to call into the past, that's exactly the question she must ask herself. Landline is a heart-wrenching - and hilarious - take on fate, time, television and true love.
We were grounded and my Grandmother was babysitting us, which really pissed me off. I was in the Police Academy and I had to have a babysitter. I was so pissed off you can't imagine. But I was living at home and I had to obey house ...
Author: Amethyst E. Manual
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
In this humorous tale, the Thompson brothers bring 'The Cousins" to a Dude Ranch. A wonderful experience for the Cousins and their family, and their girlfriends and boyfriend and their families, as well as the bodyguards and their families, all dressing and living back in the 1800's in their Western town, Western attire and Horses, whom the Cousins wished would have been Horsy Box trained, and become upset when out riding and learn they don't have rain gear in the saddle bags. Funny account of the Cousins and their bodyguards who didn't like the idea they didn't have rain gear in their saddle bags either. This story also brings the Cousins into college. The Thompson brothers decide to allow 'The Cousins' to have their own baseball stadium where there are truly "Angels in the outfield' with all kinds of supernatural happenings in order to protect 'The Cousins'.
Aboriginal Grounded Research has the essential elements to base this project on the philosophies, principles and ... After first informing herself about the issue as much as possible, she met with the grandmothers, women and men, ...
Author: Lorraine Muller
Category: Social Science
Winner of the 2015 Educational Publishing Awards Australia - Scholarly Resource Most people of European background are not aware that they see the world through the lens of the Western tradition, but for Indigenous people, it can seem like a foreign language. Indigenous ways of thinking and working are grounded in many thousands of years of oral tradition, and continue among Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people today. Lorraine Muller shows that understanding traditional holistic approaches to social and emotional wellbeing is essential for practitioners working with Indigenous clients across the human services. She explores core principles of traditional Indigenous knowledge in Australia, including relatedness, Country, circular learning, stories, and spirituality. She then shows how these principles represent a theory for Indigenous practice. A Theory for Indigenous Australian Health and Human Service Work offers a deep insight into Indigenous Australian ways of working with people, in the context of a decolonisation framework. It is an invaluable resource for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous practitioners and researchers in health, social work, community work, education and related fields. 'In today's global environment, where Indigenous Peoples continue to fight for self-determination, Muller's work is an exemplary model of Indigenous self- determination. It is bound to be a foundational model of Indigenous practice in field of health and well-being.' - Michael Hart, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Knowledges and Social Work, University of Manitoba 'Lorraine Muller's work covers some centrally important issues for those that work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and who want to understand indigenous knowledge frameworks.' - Dr Mark Wenitong, Apunipima Cape York Health Council
In each visit, Peck says, the kids “see a different woman in their grandmother, though she never changes. . . . It takes Joe more than a few ... 10 A few details of the novel, however, are grounded directly in his grandmother's history ...
Author: Donald R. Gallo
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Category: Literary Criticism
One of the most revered authors of young adult books, Richard Peck has penned several critical and commercial successes including Dreamland Lake, The Ghost Belonged to Me, and the National Book Award finalist, A Long Way from Chicago. Peck's novels have also received prestigious awards including the Edgar for Are You in the House Alone? and the Newbery Medal for A Year Down Yonder. He is also the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award, the National Humanities Medal, the ALAN Award, and the National Endowment for the Humanities Medallion. In Richard Peck: The Past Is Paramount, authors Donald R. Gallo and Wendy J. Glenn recount the highlights of Peck's life, focusing on his world travels, his accomplishments as a teacher and his renowned writing career. Gallo and Glenn examine Peck's 30 novels, as well as his short stories and children's books, poems, essays and other nonfiction. An additional chapter analyzes themes, characters, and style in his writing. The appendixes list Peck's many honors and prizes, as well as film adaptations of his works. The extensive bibliography cites all of Peck's primary and secondary works, along with sources of interviews, speeches, prayers and credos, articles about him, and sources of reviews of each of his books. For fans and scholars alike, Richard Peck: The Past Is Paramount is the most authoritative resource about the life and work of this beloved author.
There are also men whom I remember with fondness—my grandmother's“man friend” G., my Uncle Bertie, hisfriend Paul, ... My grandmother usually had lots of advice to pass on to the women on the verandah, all grounded in the Bible.
Author: Althea Prince
Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press
Category: Social Science
Feminisms and Womanisms brings together theory and practical application, so that feminist discourse interacts as a partner with the lived experience of women's social action. The selections combine classics in feminist thought with work from modern theorists and offer a solid foundation in international feminism. The conceptual understanding embedded in the terms feminism and womanism contributes to feminist discourse, a carefully differentiated focus on the ideological uses of language to define relationships that have been historically mired in domination. The terms also define the way gender often has been used to signify and support domination. Given that feminism and womanism are interpretive concepts, there is always a sense that knowledge-making is in progress; for there is nothing static or stagnant about feminism, feminist theory and feminist action. The formative nature of the feminist movement has, of necessity, a parallel interpretive theory. This reader embraces both the formative nature of the movement and the accompanying interpretive theories. It also pays attention to the chronological, cultural, geopolitical, racial and ethnic landscapes and sites where women live, carry out social action and theorize issues of equality. For both the general and academic reader, this book will be edifying while providing exposure to the feminist, womanist voices that inform the scholarship.
She decided to tag a grandmothers' group meeting on to the end of one of the children's scheduled story times to give them an opportunity to meet and network. ... They seem more grounded and not so worried.” Many grandparents are taking ...
Author: Laura Tropp
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Social Science
This book examines the changing depictions of grandparent culture from “old” to “hip” through celebrity grandparents, new forms of communication between grandparents and grandchildren, emerging rituals in grandparenting, the marketing of grandparenting as a new life stage, and the impact of the commodification of grandparenting on our culture.