Meditate Your Weight

Author: Tiffany Cruikshank
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 1781807965
Format: PDF, ePub
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Hundreds of medical studies have shown the spectacular health benefits of meditation. Now Tiffany Cruikshank, founder of Yoga Medicine, puts that scientific research to good, practical use by incorporating easy-to-use, targeted meditations into a unique weight-loss programme. This 21-day plan optimizes health as well as body image by tapping the hidden strength of the mind. We learn a whole new way to lose weight and it takes just a few relaxing and energizing minutes a day. Learn:

  • How to get started: advice for new meditators (no weird positions or chants required)
  • 3, 5, 7 and 10 minute meditations that bust cravings, break self-defeating habits, stress-proof the body and reboot the brain
  • What to eat - and the top 5 foods to consider avoiding
  • How to continue your success after your 21-day retreat
  • Bonus: 10 stress-relieving, cardio-revving yoga exercises to complement the plan

ach day of the plan in Meditate Your Weight helps you explore and release what's weighing you down physically, emotionally and mentally - the mental blocks, thoughts, habits and behaviours that stand in your way - to make it easier to think more clearly, make better choices and maximize metabolism. As you lighten up on the inside, you'll lighten up on the outside!


Dog Heaven

Author: Cynthia Rylant
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545337534
Format: PDF, ePub
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In Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant's classic bestseller, the author comforts readers young and old who have lost a dog. Recommended highly by pet lovers around the world, Dog Heaven not only comforts but also brings a tear to anyone who is devoted to a pet. From expansive fields where dogs can run and run to delicious biscuits no dog can resist, Rylant paints a warm and affectionate picture of the ideal place God would, of course, create for man's best friend. The first picture book illustrated by the author, Dog Heaven is enhanced by Rylant's bright, bold paintings that perfectly capture an afterlife sure to bring solace to anyone who is grieving.

All the Things We Never Knew

Author: Sheila Hamilton
Publisher: Seal Press
ISBN: 1580055842
Format: PDF
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Even as a reporter, Sheila Hamilton missed the signs as her husband Michael's mental illness unfolded before her. By the time she had pieced together the puzzle, it was too late. Her once brilliant, intense, and hilarious partner was dead within six weeks of a formal diagnosis of bipolar disorder, leaving his nine-year-old daughter and wife without so much as a note to explain his actions, a plan to help them recover from their profound grief, or a solution for the hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt that they would inherit from him. All the Things We Never Knew takes readers from Michael and Sheila's romance through the last three months of their life together and into the year after his death. It details their unsettling descent from ordinary life into the world of mental illness, and examines the fragile line between reality and madness. Now, a decade after Michael's death, Sheila and her daughter, Sophie, have learned the power of choosing life over retreat; let themselves love and trust again; and understand the importance of forgiveness. Their story will resonate with all those who have loved someone who suffers from bipolar disease and mental illness.

Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom

Author: Acharya Shunya
Publisher: Sounds True
ISBN: 1622038282
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Ayurveda is founded on the belief that true health is everyone’s birthright—and that each of us is a self-healing entity who can use nature’s abundance to restore and renew ourselves. Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom is a breakthrough book for yoga practitioners, spiritual seekers, and anyone ready to learn a “doable” approach to this time-tested art and science of health and well-being. Internationally renowned for her ability to make Ayurveda accessible and practical for Western audiences, Acharya Shunya presents a narrative-based guidebook that meticulously covers the how-to’s of morning and evening self-care, daily contemplations, self-massage and skin care, cooking (including recipes), beauty rituals, and more. “To rid ourselves of the suffering that afflicts the body, mind, and soul, what we need is an affirmative knowledge of life and how to live it in alignment with nature,” writes Acharya Shunya. Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom opens the gates to this profound knowledge.

The Defining Decade

Author: Meg Jay
Publisher: Twelve
ISBN: 0446575062
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Our "thirty-is-the-new-twenty" culture tells us the twentysomething years don't matter. Some say they are a second adolescence. Others call them an emerging adulthood. Dr. Meg Jay, a clinical psychologist, argues that twentysomethings have been caught in a swirl of hype and misinformation, much of which has trivialized what is actually the most defining decade of adulthood. Drawing from a decade of work with hundreds of twentysomething clients and students, THE DEFINING DECADE weaves the latest science of the twentysomething years with behind-closed-doors stories from twentysomethings themselves. The result is a provocative read that provides the tools necessary to make the most of your twenties, and shows us how work, relationships, personality, social networks, identity, and even the brain can change more during this decade than at any other time in adulthood-if we use the time wisely. THE DEFINING DECADE is a smart, compassionate and constructive book about the years we cannot afford to miss.

Maternal Child Nursing Care

Author: Susan L. Ward
Publisher: F A Davis Company
ISBN: 9780803628137
Format: PDF, Mobi
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AJN Book of the Year 2009 The ENHANCED, REVISED, REPRINT of Maternal-Child Care Nursing is the same great book that won an AJN Book-of-the-Year Award... made even better with the feedback we received from instructors across the country and Canada. BONUS! The Women's Health Companion, packaged with every copy of the book, is a $29.00 value that's absolutely FREE when you purchase the ENHANCED, REVISED, REPRINT. It's a complete guide to the role of the nurse in promoting women's health. From class to clinical through NCLEX to practice, it presents all of the information nursing students need to know and shows them how to apply it in both traditional and community settings. There are even teaching and learning resources for this content online at DavisPlus. The perfect balance of maternal and childnursing care in a new textbook conceivedand written to be a combination textbook!An extensive review by nursing educatorsensures that it offers just the right depthand breadth of coverage for students intoday's maternity/pediatric courses.Its unique emphasis on optimizing outcomes,evidence-based practice, and researchsupports the goal of caring for women,families and children not only in traditionalhospital settings, but also wherever theylive, work, study, or play. Clear, concise,and easy to follow, the content is organizedaround four major themes, holisticcare, critical thinking, validating practice,and tools for care that help students tolearn and apply the material.

The Year of Magical Thinking

Author: Joan Didion
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307279729
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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From one of America’s iconic writers, a stunning book of electric honesty and passion. Joan Didion explores an intensely personal yet universal experience: a portrait of a marriage–and a life, in good times and bad–that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child. Several days before Christmas 2003, John Gregory Dunne and Joan Didion saw their only daughter, Quintana, fall ill with what seemed at first flu, then pneumonia, then complete septic shock. She was put into an induced coma and placed on life support. Days later–the night before New Year’s Eve–the Dunnes were just sitting down to dinner after visiting the hospital when John Gregory Dunne suffered a massive and fatal coronary. In a second, this close, symbiotic partnership of forty years was over. Four weeks later, their daughter pulled through. Two months after that, arriving at LAX, she collapsed and underwent six hours of brain surgery at UCLA Medical Center to relieve a massive hematoma. This powerful book is Didion’ s attempt to make sense of the “weeks and then months that cut loose any fixed idea I ever had about death, about illness . . . about marriage and children and memory . . . about the shallowness of sanity, about life itself.”

Improving the Quality of Health Care for Mental and Substance Use Conditions

Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309133661
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Each year, more than 33 million Americans receive health care for mental or substance-use conditions, or both. Together, mental and substance-use illnesses are the leading cause of death and disability for women, the highest for men ages 15-44, and the second highest for all men. Effective treatments exist, but services are frequently fragmented and, as with general health care, there are barriers that prevent many from receiving these treatments as designed or at all. The consequences of this are seriousâ€"for these individuals and their families; their employers and the workforce; for the nation’s economy; as well as the education, welfare, and justice systems. Improving the Quality of Health Care for Mental and Substance-Use Conditions examines the distinctive characteristics of health care for mental and substance-use conditions, including payment, benefit coverage, and regulatory issues, as well as health care organization and delivery issues. This new volume in the Quality Chasm series puts forth an agenda for improving the quality of this care based on this analysis. Patients and their families, primary health care providers, specialty mental health and substance-use treatment providers, health care organizations, health plans, purchasers of group health care, and all involved in health care for mental and substanceâ€"use conditions will benefit from this guide to achieving better care.

Blindsided by the Taliban

Author: Carmen Gentile
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1510729704
Format: PDF, Kindle
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I turn to see a rocket-propelled grenade screaming toward me. The ordinance strikes me in the side of the head, instantly blinding me in one eye and crushing the right side of my face. On September 9, 2010, while embedded with an Army unit and talking with locals in a small village in eastern Afghanistan, journalist Carmen Gentile was struck in the face by a rocket propelled grenade. Inexplicably, the grenade did not explode and Gentile survived, albeit with the right side of his face shattered and blinded in one eye. Making matters worse, his engagement was on the ropes and his fiancée absent from his bedside. Blindsided by the Taliban chronicles the author’s numerous missteps and shortcomings while coming to terms with injury and a lost love. Inventive and unprecedented surgeries would ultimately save Gentile’s face and eyesight, but the depression and trauma that followed his physical and emotional injuries proved a much harder recovery. Ultimately, Gentile would find that returning to the front lines and continuing the work he loved was the only way to become whole again. As only he can, Gentile recounts the physical and mental recovery which included staring only at the ground for a month, a battle with opiate-induced constipation and a history of drug addiction, attacks by Taliban assassins born of post-traumatic stress, the Jedi-like powers of General David Petraeus, and finding normalcy under falling mortars in an Afghan valley. The result is an unapologetic, self-deprecating, occasionally cringe-worthy, and always candid account of loss and redemption in the face of the self-doubt common to us all. Blindsided by the Taliban also features the author’s photos from the field that depict the realities of life in Afghanistan for soldiers and civilians alike. #KissedbytheTaliban