Uncomplicated Choices

Author: Cara Dee

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548715199


Page: 260

View: 9861


When life gave you lemons, you learned who stayed and made lemonade with you. Or something to that effect. And the day Ellis Hayes kidnapped me-or, borrowed a yacht and didn't know I was on board-he'd definitely been handed too many lemons. We faced a dilemma when I woke up hungover in the middle of the ocean. He needed to get the hell out of town to do some soul searching and decide whether or not to divorce his wife, and I needed to get back on land because humans didn't belong on the water. There was also better cell service on land, and I had my four-year-old daughter on vacation in Paris to check in with. Then I remembered I wasn't a complete tool. Ellis wasn't doing all right, and we were practically family. I had to stay and make lemonade with him. Of course, me being me, seemingly undateable and complicated, I had to develop feelings for him, too.

Nature in Indian Philosophy and Cultural Traditions

Author: Meera Baindur

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 8132223586

Category: Philosophy

Page: 219

View: 8104


Working within a framework of environmental philosophy and environmental ethics, this book describes and postulates alternative understandings of nature in Indian traditions of thought, particularly philosophy. The interest in alternative conceptualizations of nature has gained significance after many thinkers pointed out that attitudes to the environment are determined to a large extent by our presuppositions of nature. This book is particularly timely from that perspective. It begins with a brief description of the concept of nature and a history of the idea of nature in Western thought. This provides readers with a context to the issues around the concept of nature in environmental philosophy, setting a foundation for further discussion about alternate conceptualizations of nature and their significance. In particular, the work covers a wide array of textual and non-textual sources to link and understand nature from classical Indian philosophical perspectives as well as popular understandings in Indian literary texts and cultural practices. Popular issues in environmental philosophy are discussed in detail, such as: What is ‘nature’ in Indian philosophy? How do people perceive nature through landscape and mythological and cultural narratives? In what ways is nature sacred in India? To make the discussion relevant to contemporary readers, the book includes a section on the ecological and ethical implications of some philosophical concepts and critical perspectives on alternate conceptualizations of nature.

The Official SAT Study Guide, 2018 Edition

Author: The College Board

Publisher: College Board

ISBN: 1457312204

Category: Study Aids

Page: 1280

View: 2996


Review every skill and question type needed for SAT success – now with eight total practice tests. The 2018 edition of The Official SAT Study Guide doubles the number of official SAT® practice tests to eight – all of them created by the test maker. As part of the College Board's commitment to transparency, all practice tests are available on the College Board's website, but The Official SAT Study Guide is the only place to find them in print along with over 250 pages of additional instruction, guidance, and test information. With updated guidance and practice problems that reflect the most recent information, this new edition takes the best-selling SAT guide and makes it even more relevant and useful. Be ready for the SAT with strategies and up-to-date information straight from the exam writers. The Official SAT Study Guide will help students get ready for the SAT with: • 8 official SAT practice tests, written in the exact same process and by the same team of authors as the actual exam • detailed descriptions of the math and evidenced based reading and writing sections • targeted practice questions for each SAT question type • guidance on the new optional essay, including practice essay questions with sample responses • seamless integration with Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy

Last Rights

A Catholic Perspective on End-of-life Decisions

Author: Dolores L. Christie

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742531536

Category: Religion

Page: 205

View: 1578


Last Rights examines end-of-life decisions in the context of the Roman Catholic tradition, a heritage rich in its teaching about the human person, the value of life, and the moral rights and responsibilities inherent to every human being. Written for Catholics seeking a better understanding of their own tradition, ministers who deal with Catholic patients, those who wish to learn more about the Catholic perspective, and ordinary decision-makers who must face these complex issues, Last Rights includes cross-references, a glossary, and an appendix and bibliography that provide resources for further study and helpful tools for end-of-life decision-making.

A Student Guide to Health: Understanding the Facts, Trends, and Challenges [5 volumes]

Understanding the Facts, Trends, and Challenges

Author: Yvette Malamud Ozer

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313393060

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 1213

View: 3587


This comprehensive, five-volume reference set is aligned with the National Health Education Standards, containing up-to-date, scientifically based information on a variety of health and wellness topics relevant to high school students. • Five expansive volumes covering such diverse topics as media, family, and peer influences on body image, sexual behavior, diseases and disorders, mental health and wellness, and relationships • Contributions from psychologists, educators, and teen contributors • "What People are Saying" sidebars disbursed throughout that provide opinions by young adults, as well as "Case Reports" and "Facts and Myths" • Dozens of illustrations including those of human reproductive anatomy • A glossary defining hundreds of terms relevant to health and wellness, such as pandemic, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and neurotransmitter

Main Currents in Western Environmental Thought

Author: Peter Hay,Peter Robert Hay

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 9780868406831

Category: Science

Page: 400

View: 3609


This book is a major work in the field of environmental philosophy that sets out to describe and explain the many strands of thought that underlie and support the environment movement. Author Peter Hay says his aim in writing the book has been to provide a faithful account of 'the main feeder streams that flow into the swift-running river of Western environmental thought'. In his home state of Tasmania, Hay is well known as a poet and his lyrical style gives the book a fresh, timeless style. This book will attract significant interest from members of the environmental activist community, and those interested in environmental and philosophy literature. As a text or reference work, the book is likely to be used in upper level tertiary courses in Environmental Studies. It will also have significant trans-disciplinary relevance in Politics and Government, Philosophy and Religion, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Geography, and Resource management.

Ministry Resources for Pastoral Care

Author: Marilyn Kielbasa

Publisher: Saint Mary's Press

ISBN: 0884897702

Category: Religion

Page: 171

View: 9331


At the heart ofMinistry Resources for Pastoral Careare twelve sessions designed to equip young people with the tools needed to celebrate their holy goodness and navigate some of life's difficult issues.The topics of the sessions include recognizing the goodness in oneself and others, building and maintaining relationships, dealing with tough times, and preparing for the future. The last section of the manual includes a compilation of strategies for doing the on-going work of pastoral care. Each manual in the Total Youth Ministry series includes a CD containing its electronic version, customizable handouts, and theme-related links. CD System Requirements Intel® Pentium II® processor Microsoft® Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows NT® 4.0 with Service Pack 6, Windows 2000 with Service Pack 2, Windows XP Professional or Home Edition, Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 64MB of RAM (128 MB recommended) 800 x 600 or higher screen resolution Adobe Reader 6.0 60MB of available hard-disk space (for installation of Adobe Reader 6.0) Multi-read CD-ROM drive Internet Explorer 5.01or 5.5 or Explorer 6.0 or 6.1

Teaching Students with Mental Retardation

A Life Goal Curriculum Planning Approach

Author: Glen E. Thomas

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780024202406

Category: Education

Page: 597

View: 5462


This book emphasizes and identifies (1) a prioritized life goal curriculum planning approach to identify the functional skills and concepts needed by a student with mental retardation or severe disabilities to become as successful as possible in adult life, and (2) a diagnostic/prescriptive teaching approach to assess each studentÕs abilities and progress toward those individual life goals.