Signs of Life

The Five Universal Shapes and how to Use Them

Author: Angeles Arrien

Publisher: Tarcher

ISBN: 9780874779332

Category: Art

Page: 93

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Explores the cross-cultural meanings of symbols with universal patterns of perception
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Guided Reflection

A Narrative Approach to Advancing Professional Practice

Author: Christopher Johns

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444347977

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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"...an important text for practitioners...this text is a valuable tool that develops self-inquiry skills." Journal of Advanced Nursing Reflection is widely recognised as an invaluable tool in health care, providing fresh insights which enable practitioners to develop their own practice and improve the quality of their care. Guided Reflection: A Narrative Approach to Advancing Professional Practice introduces the practitioner to the concept of guided reflection, in which the practitioner is assisted by a mentor (or 'guide') in a process of self-enquiry, development, and learning through reflection in order to effectively realise one’s vision of practice and self as a lived reality. Guided reflection is grounded in individual practice, and can provide deeply meaningful insights into self-development and professional care. The process results in a reflexive narrative, which highlights key issues for enhancing healthcare practice and professional care. Reflection: A Narrative Approach to Advancing Professional Practice uses a collection of such narratives from everyday clinical practice to demonstrate the theory and practicalities of guided reflection and narrative construction. In this second edition, Chris Johns has explored many of the existing narratives in more depth. Many new contributions have been added including several more innovative reflections, such as performance and art.These narratives portray the values inherent in caring, highlight key issues in clinical practice, reveal the factors that constrain the quest to realise practice, and examine the ways practitioners work towards overcoming these constraints.
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Design by Nature

Using Universal Forms and Principles in Design

Author: Maggie Macnab

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0132622416

Category: Art

Page: 312

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In Design by Nature: Using Universal Forms and Principles in Design, author Maggie Macnab takes you on an intimate and eclectic journey examining the unending versatility of nature, showing how to uncover nature’s ingenuity and use it to create beautiful and compelling designed communications. Written for designers and creative thinkers of all types, this book will guide you through a series of unexpected a-ha! moments that describe relationships among nature, art, science, technology, and design. Through explanation and example, you will learn about natural processes, consisting of everyday patterns and shapes that are often taken for granted, but that can be used effectively in visual messaging. Explore the principles all human beings intuitively use to understand the world and learn to incorporate nature’s patterns and shapes into your work for more meaningful design. By recognizing and appreciating a broad range of relationships, you can create more aesthetic and effective design, building communications that encompass the universal experience of being part of nature, and that are relevant to a worldwide audience. Teaches how to understand and integrate the essential processes of nature’s patterns and shapes in design Includes key concepts, learning objectives, definitions, and exercises to help you put what you learn into practice Features a foreword by Debbie Millman and reviews and discussions of practice and process by some of the world’s leading designers, including Milton Glaser, Stefan Sagmeister, and Ellen Lupton Includes profiles of street artist Banksy, creative director and author Kenya Hara, and typographical designer Erik Spiekermann
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Cultivating Sacred Space

Gardening for the Soul

Author: Elizabeth Murray

Publisher: Pomegranate

ISBN: 9780764903601

Category: Gardening

Page: 160

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Linda Greenlaw hadn't been blue-water fishing for ten years, since the great events chronicled in The Perfect Storm and The Hungry Ocean, when an old friend offered her the captaincy on his boat, Seahawk, for a season of swordfishing. She took the bait, of course, and thus opened a new chapter in a life that had already seen enough adventure for three lifetimes.The Seahawk turns out to be the rustiest of buckets, with sprung, busted, and ancient equipment guaranteed to fail at any critical moment. Life is never dull out on the Grand Banks, and no one is better at capturing the flavor and details of the wild ride that is swordfishing, from the technical complexities of longline fishing and the nuances of reading the weather and waves to the sheer beauty of the open water. The trip is full of surprises, "a bit hardier and saltier than I had hoped for," but none more unexpected than when the boat's lines inadvertently drift across the Canadian border and she lands in jail. Seaworthy is about nature -- human and other; about learning what you can control and what you do when fate takes matters out of your control. It's about how a middle-aged woman who sets a high bar for herself copes with challenge and change and frustration, about the struggle to succeed or fail on your own terms, and above all, about learning how to find your true self when you're caught between land and sea.
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The Second Half of Life

Opening the Eight Gates of Wisdom

Author: Angeles Arrien

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458770729

Category: Self-Help

Page: 232

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When you find the courage to change at midlife, Angeles Arrien teaches, ''a miracle happens.'' Your character is opened, deepened, strengthened, softened. You return to your soul's highest values. You are now prepared to create your legacy: an imprint of your dream for our world - a dream that can fully come true in The Second Half of Life. Working with images, poetry, metaphors, and other forms of symbolic language from diverse world cultures, Dr. Arrien introduces us to the Eight Gates of Initiation. By mastering their lessons and gifts, you harvest the meaning and purpose of your life and come into spiritual maturity. With The Second Half of Life, she takes you step-by-step through each gate to deepen your most valuable relationships, reclaim your untended creative talents, and shift your focus from ambition to meaning to grow into the exceptional elder you've always imagined you would one day become.
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The Heart of Healing

Discovering the Secrets of Self-Care

Author: Regina Rosenthal

Publisher: Regina Rosenthal

ISBN: 0988526700

Category: Healing

Page: 312

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"'The Heart of Healing' is the perfect book for those seeking to deepen their understanding of healing. Health-care professionals and the chronically ill know that this is a life-long journey of growth and development."--P. [4] of cover.
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Signs of life

rock art of the Upper Rio Grande

Author: Dennis Slifer

Publisher: Ancient City Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 273

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In sheer number of sites, the rock art of the Southwest is without equal in North America. "Signs of Life takes the reader on a rock art tour of the upper portion of the Rio Grande drainage, that portion from the Colorado/New Mexico border southward to just below El Paso, Texas. Sites are discussed in natural geomorphic, cultural and stylistic contexts. One section of the book is devoted to sites with public access. Altogether, "Signs of Life is the most complete compendium of rock art along the Rio Grande that has ever been published. "Should be a required text in archaeological classes...."Signs is just a great comprehensive overview of Rock Art."--Mike Laverde, president, El Paso Archaeological Society
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What Inspirational Literature Do I Read Next?

Author: Pamela Willwerth Aue,Henry L. Carrigan

Publisher: Gale Research International, Limited

ISBN: 9780787639426

Category: Religion

Page: 479

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Religiously-inspired novels, inspirational writings and biographical works on people who are models for spiritual growth are among the recommendations found in this reference.
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Lightning at the Gate

A Visionary Journey of Healing

Author: Jeanne Achterberg

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781570628580

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 262

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In this text, an alternative health practitioner relates her personal account of healing from cancer. With first-hand accounts of therapies, the book demonstrates how a combination of critical thought, creativity, inner vision and friendship can lead to profound healing.
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