The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling

Author: Emilie Lygren

Publisher: Heyday Books

ISBN: 9781597143158

Category: Art

Page: 312

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In straightforward text complemented by step-by-step illustrations, dozens of exercises lead the hand and mind through creating accurate reproductions of plants and animals as well as landscapes, skies, and more. Laws provides clear, practical advice for every step of the process for artists at every level, from the basics of choosing supplies to advanced techniques.
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Ornithology

Foundation, Analysis, and Application

Author: Michael L. Morrison,Amanda D. Rodewald,Gary Voelker,Melanie R. Colón,Jonathan F. Prather

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 1421424711

Category: Science

Page: 1016

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Wood, Robert M. Zink, Benjamin Zuckerberg
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The Joy of Forest Bathing

Reconnect With Wild Places & Rejuvenate Your Life

Author: Melanie Choukas-Bradley,Lieke van der Vorst

Publisher: Rock Point

ISBN: 0760365075

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 128

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A simple antidote to our nature-starved lives, The Joy of Forest Bathing is an enticing and comprehensive introduction to forest bathing—or Shinrin-yoku, in Japan—the meditative practice of connecting with nature and disconnecting from the distractions of daily life. Full sensory immersion in the beauty and wonder of nature and trees can produce mental, emotional, and physical health benefits. Research has shown that forest bathing lowers blood pressure, pulse rate, and cortisol levels; improves mood; and may even boost our immunity to cancer and other diseases. The Joy of Forest Bathing invites you to experience the benefits of this healing practice for yourself. Learn the history and background of forest bathing, followed by detailed instructions for establishing a forest bathing practice in your own adopted “wild home,” encompassed in three steps: 1. Disengagement from your daily routine 2. Deep breathing and nature connection through a series of quiet activities or “invitations” 3. Transitioning back to your daily life This restorative activity can be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities: children, teenagers, and even senior citizens with limited mobility and people recovering from illness and surgery. And you don’t need to travel to the Japanese alps to experience the benefits of forest bathing. All you need is a small patch of untouched (or lightly touched) nature to adopt as your “wild home.” Within, find practical tips and inspiration for forest bathing through the seasons: in the winter, when the leafless trees open up new vistas; in the spring, when you can hear the melodious serenade of song birds as they nest in the newly formed green canopy; in the summer, watching the butterflies nectaring on wildflowers; and in the autumn, when you can catch glimpses of hurried squirrels storing food for the winter. The Joy of Forest Bathing introduces a variety of activities that can be enhanced with forest bathing elements, such as mindfulness practices, exercise, art and writing, and outdoor celebrations. Learn, too, how surrendering to the mysteries of nature can provide guidance through difficult times. As you find nourishment in nature, you will instinctively begin to wonder how you can preserve and protect this healing resource. This guide includes suggestions for tending to your “wild home.” Illustrated throughout with enchanting artwork by Dutch illustrator Lieke van der Vorst and stunning nature photography, The Joy of Forest Bathing is the perfect guide to enhancing your life with the wondrous world of nature.
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A Christian's Guide to Overcoming Sexual Struggle

Author: Michael Clairborne

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1616639768

Category: Religion

Page: 204

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Every day single Christians are stuck in a spiritual and physical place they cannot control. Their sexual struggle seems too overwhelming to deal with alone. They ask questions like 'Why won't God send me my marriage partner? Should I ever give in sexually while dating? If I have gay feelings, does this mean that I was born to be a homosexual? What causes a sexual impulse?' These questions and many more are answered in Michael Clairborne's A Christian's Guide to Overcoming Sexual Struggle. Subjects addressed include: • your true sexual age • sexual impulses • dating a non-Christian • sex and your walk with Jesus • masturbation • homosexuality • tempting situations • forgiveness • sex in marriage And much more.
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Magical Beginnings, Enchanted Lives

How to use meditation, yoga and other techniques to give your child the perfect start in life, from conception to early

Author: David Simon,Deepak Chopra,Vicki Abrams

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409004848

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 336

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Using exercises and techniques developed over ten years of teaching a popular series of workshops at the Chopra Center for Well Being, Dr Deepak Chopra shows readers how to see parenthood from a very different perspective. Magical Beginnings, Enchanted Lives uses meditation, yoga, dietary guidelines, natural remedies, visualization, journaling and drawing to enhance the experience of pregnancy and birth for both parents and baby. Also included are practical strategies to prepare the parents for labour and delivery, caring for the newborn child and enjoying parenthood. By applying established techniques from Deepak Chopra's internationally famous mind/body approach to the experience of pregnancy, childbirth and early infancy, Magical Beginnings, Enchanted Lives adds previously unexplored dimensions of physical health, joy and insight to elevate one of life's primal experiences to the realm of the miraculous.
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Feel It Real!

A Guided Approach to Bringing the Law of Attraction into Your Life

Author: Denise Coates

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416570325

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

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Make the Law of Attraction Work for You Build your wealth Find your soul mate Create your ideal body Improve your health Achieve success The Law of Attraction has been embraced by millions as a powerful, life-changing tool. Yet while many are familiar with the theory that thinking positive will attract positive elements into your life, putting it into practice can be difficult to master. Realizing this after years of working with clients as a personal coach, Denise Coates developed fun, practical exercises for applying the Law of Attraction. Clients soon started to overcome their mental blocks and to experience the natural well-being of the Universe. These empowering, enlightening exercises -- more than fifty in all -- embrace every area of life, including wealth, health, career, body image, romantic relationships, and inner peace. Truly, profoundly uplifting and bursting with positive energy, Feel It Real! will help you to put the Law of Attraction into practice and to achieve lasting, life-changing results.
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Creative Journal for Parents

A Guide to Unlocking Your Natural Parenting Wisdom

Author: Lucia Capacchione

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781570623998

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 227

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"It's important to embrace parenting with all your might," writes Lucia Capacchione, "in order to reap the deepest rewards available to you." But with so many theories, methods, and opinions about raising children, how can we find our own way of parenting? Her answer: By accessing the inherent wisdom and guidance within ourselves to find out what we really value, what dreams and aspirations we hold, what our individual parenting styles are.The Creative Journal for Parents shows us how. Capacchione's book applies her popular creative journaling method of self-discovery to every stage of parenting: preparation, birth or adoption, early childhood, and all the way through the teenage years. Using journal writing and drawing—including her pioneering use of the non-dominant hand to access intuitive, breakthrough, right brain thinking—she takes us through simple, enjoyable exercises like "Wanted: My Kind of Parent" and "The Inner Child Answers Back." Parents and prospective parents alike will learn to get in touch with true feelings and needs, articulate core beliefs and values, learn to reframe negative experiences, and celebrate their relationships—present and future—with their children.
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