Meaning Reconstruction & the Experience of Loss Book Summary:
Debunking the notion that an invariant sequence of stages of grief occurs among all who experience the death of a loved one, this groundbreaking volume clearly demonstrates that highly individual processes of meaning-making are at the heart of grief dynamics. Leading the reader through earlier conceptions of grief and mourning in which successful grieving is viewed as withdrawal of psychic energy from the deceased, the healthy role of continued symbolic bonds is stressed as well as appreciation of life-enhancing growth as one integrates the lessons of loss. A prominent theme in the volume is that symptoms in the bereaved have meaning-making significance, and that meaning reconstruction in response to loss is the central process in grieving. More scientifically oriented readers will find comprehensive discussions of research programmes supporting these tenets, particularly those linking grief with responses to loss involved in trauma. Practitioners will find clinically informed models and ample case descriptions to bridge concepts with the lived world of real people suffering real losses. All should find new paradigms for approaching loss and reconstruction of meaning in a respectful, revealing way that has significance both personally and professionally.
Giving Experience (Experience Serial Book 2) by Briony Summers Book Summary:
After a passionate first encounter with Gabriel, everything in Katie's life is perfect. However, a surprise visit leaves their relationship in shambles. Katie must pick up the pieces of her life as Gabriel retreats, but luckily she has the help of her handsome boss Alex to get her through this recent rough patch.This is a sequel to Gaining Experience!Warning! This 9000 word short story contains adult sexual content. It is not intended for those under 18.
All That Is Solid Melts into Air: The Experience of Modernity by Marshall Berman Book Summary:
"A bubbling caldron of ideas . . . Enlightening and valuable." —Mervyn Jones, New Statesman. The political and social revolutions of the nineteenth century, the pivotal writings of Goethe, Marx, Dostoevsky, and others, and the creation of new environments to replace the old—all have thrust us into a modern world of contradictions and ambiguities. In this fascinating book, Marshall Berman examines the clash of classes, histories, and cultures, and ponders our prospects for coming to terms with the relationship between a liberating social and philosophical idealism and a complex, bureaucratic materialism.From a reinterpretation of Karl Marx to an incisive consideration of the impact of Robert Moses on modern urban living, Berman charts the progress of the twentieth-century experience. He concludes that adaptation to continual flux is possible and that therein lies our hope for achieving a truly modern society.
Insight Guides: Experience Shanghai (Insight Experience Guides) by Insight Guides Book Summary:
Whatever you're in the mood for, the dynamic metropolis of Shanghai offers a wealth of things to do in the city. Be inspired to visit by the new Insight Guide Experience Shanghai, a beautifully-packaged full-colour guide to China's most exciting destination.Inside Insight Guide Experience Shanghai:A brand-new series covering all the very best experiences on offer in Shanghai.Stunning, colourful photography brings this vibrant city and its people to life. Local expert authors guide you to authentic Shanghai experiences and fresh discoveries.A dip-in "In the mood for..." section suggests the best places to go for local cuisine, historic architecture and a night on the town, amongst others.The neighbourhoods sections contain our selection what to see and do from an insider's perspective, from exploring the Bund's back streets to discovering contemporary art in the French Concession.Detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you get around and our Essentials A-Z section give you all the practical information you need for planning a memorable trip.About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine
AutoCAD 2010 and AutoCAD LT 2010: No Experience Required by Jon McFarland Book Summary:
Completely updated on the latest releases of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT, this book provides you with the skills needed to work in AutoCAD immediately and a step-by-step tutorial teaches you all the basics so you can quickly achieve results when creating 2D and 3D technical drawings. You’ll look at dimensioning, external references, layouts and printing, and using 3D and move on to examining more advanced features such as grouping, elevations, hatches, and using text in drawings. The companion Web site contains project files, a bonus chapter on using the Internet with AutoCAD, an appendix on attributes, and another appendix on dynamic blocks.
Border Life: Experience and Memory in the Revolutionary Ohio Valley by Elizabeth A. Perkins Book Summary:
In this original and sensitive ethnography of frontier life, Elizabeth Perkins recovers the rhythms of warfare, subsistence, and cultural encounter that governed existence on the margins of British America. Richly detailed, Border Life captures the intimate perceptive universe of the men and women who colonized Kentucky and southern Ohio during the Revolutionary era. In reconstructing the mental world of border inhabitants, Perkins draws on a pioneering source in oral history. In the 1840s, the Reverend John Dabney Shane conducted hundreds of interviews with surviving western settlers, gathering their recollections on topics ranging from food preparation to encounters with Native Americans. Although Shane's interviews have long been hailed as a rich, if complicated, source for western history, Perkins is the first scholar to consider them critically, as texts for cultural analysis. Border Life also deepens our understanding of how ordinary people struggled to make sense of their own lives within the stream of history. Discovering a significant disjuncture between recorded memory and written history in accounts of the early frontier, Perkins shows how historians and popular authors reshaped the messy complexities of remembered experience into heroic--and radically simplified--conquest narratives.
The Darwin Experience: The Story of the Man and His Theory of Evolution by John Van Wyhe Book Summary:
Celebrating both the bicentennial of Charles Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of the electrifying publication of On the Origin of Species, here’s the story of the man and the theory that opened a new chapter in the history of sciencetransformed into an engaging interactive experience that invites readers to unfold natural selection, evolution, and their challenging implications just as Darwin’s contemporaries did a century and a half ago.The year 2009 will definitely be Darwin-centric, with major museum exhibitions, international symposiums, and much more, all scheduled to commemorate the double anniversary of a great scientist and the opening volleys of a controversy that still sparks debate and curiosity. Combining science, travel, culture, and history, this book is an elegant, richly illustrated volume that offers not just hundreds of full-color photographs but also a trove of removable facsimile documents that bring the subject alive.These fascinatingly diverse memorabilia include letters, maps, photographs, sketches, newspaper articles, and more, providing telling glimpses of Darwin’s life as never before, from his early expedition aboard the Beagle to his meticulous, seemingly arcane research in the Galápagos Islands to the practical observations and theoretical conclusions that won him a pivotal place in the history of science.
Lone Star Muslims: Transnational Lives and the South Asian Experience in Texas by Ahmed Afzal Book Summary:
Lone Star Muslims offers an engaging and insightful look at contemporary Muslim American life in Texas. It illuminates the dynamics of the Pakistani Muslim community in Houston, a city with one of the largest Muslim populations in the south and southwestern United States. Drawing on interviews and participant observation at radio stations, festivals, and ethnic businesses, the volume explores everyday Muslim lives at the intersection of race, class, profession, gender, sexuality, and religious sectarian affiliation to demonstrate the complexity of the South Asian experience. Importantly, the volume incorporates narratives of gay Muslim American men of Pakistani descent, countering the presumed heteronormativity evident in most of the social science scholarship on Muslim Americans and revealing deeply felt affiliations to Islam through ritual and practice. It also includes narratives of members of the highly skilled Shia Ismaili Muslim labor force employed in corporate America, of Pakistani ethnic entrepreneurs, the working class and the working poor employed in Pakistani ethnic businesses, of community activists, and of radio program hosts. Decentering dominant framings that flatten understandings of transnational Islam and Muslim Americans, such as “terrorist” on the one hand, and “model minority” on the other, Lone Star Muslims offers a glimpse into a variety of lived experiences. It shows how specificities of class, Islamic sectarian affiliation, citizenship status, gender, and sexuality shape transnational identities and mediate racism, marginalities, and abjection.
The Soulmate Experience: A Practical Guide to Creating Extraordinary Relationships by Mali Apple Book Summary:
2012 International Book Awards Gold Medal Winner in the "Relationships" category2012 Living Now Awards Silver Medal Winner in the "Relationships/Marriage" category Create the Love of Your Life--Keep the Life in Your Love Since it was first published, The Soulmate Experience has helped thousands of people around the world create relationships that are intimately connected on all levels--emotional, intellectual, sexual, and spiritual--and a continual source of love, inspiration, and joy.This "practical guide" is really two books in one:Part 1 gives both singles and couples powerful tools for creating extraordinary relationships. Chapters like "Loving Your Body," "Reducing Your Baggage," and "Raising Your Soulmate Potential" will help you let go of anything that might be preventing you from experiencing deep connection and intimacy. Part 2 shares the secrets for keeping the love and passion in your relationship fully alive, every single day. Through chapters like "Turning Expectations into Invitations," "Transforming the Energy of Jealousy," "Exploring the Edges," and "Connecting on a Soul Level," you will learn how to approach even the toughest challenges in ways that actually bring you closer together. And "Playing Leapfrog" will show you how to lovingly guide each other to unlock your full potential in every area of your lives.Whether you're single and searching for your "soulmate," or want more excitement and connection in the relationship you already have, the groundbreaking ideas in this book--and the inspiring stories of real people putting them into practice--will open you to a whole new world of possibilities. Because The Soulmate Experience is more than just a book. It's a great way of living life.About the Authors: Mali Apple and Joe Dunn are relationship coaches, lovers, and best friends. They have dedicated their relationship to discovering how to keep the magic in any relationship alive. Their greatest joy is helping singles and couples create and sustain their own "soulmate experiences."
The Second World War Experience Volumes 3 & 4: The Tide is Turning & The Struggle for Victory 1942-1945 by Richard Overy Book Summary:
After years of losses, the tide finally turns-beginning in Russia with the epic battle for Stalingrad and the German retreat. Then, in Africa, the Allied armies defeat Rommel's Afrika Korps. On mainland Europe, the Allies finally gain significant ground with the invasion of Italy and that county's eventual surrender. Rare facsimile documents include General Montgomery's orders for the Battle of El Alamein and Stalin's notes for his speech following the Red Army's victory at Stalingrad.Victory! The fourth and final volume in the landmark Second World War Experience series goes spread by spread through the gripping sequence of events that finally brought the war to an end-from the dramatic Allied landings on D-Day in the west to the atomic bombs exploding on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the east. The rare memorabilia tucked into the book includes personal letters from General MacArthur to his wife during the battle to recapture the Philippines, and Eisenhower's "in case of failure" message, drafted before the Allied landings on Normandy's beaches.
Approaches to Computer Writing Classrooms: Learning from Practical Experience (S U N Y Series, Literacy, Culture, and Learning) (Suny Series, Literacy, Culture, & Learning: Theory & Practice) Book Summary:
This text provides a variety of practical and theoretical approaches to computer classroom design. Pedagogical, ethical, and political issues are discussed as well as nuts-and-bolts construction, adapting teaching styles to a CAI environment, use of specific hardware and software, and speculation regarding future electronic learning environments.
Doctor Discipline : His Little Assistant (Naughty Western Romance Story)(Older Man Younger Woman Tale)First Time Lusty Experience Pregnancy Book)Hot Strict Alpha Historical Fantasy)(Age of Seduction by Hailey Spurboots Book Summary:
Young, beautiful, untouched Belle... the perfect unruly daughter -- fed up with being treated like a peasant by her father!And so one day, when she receives a letter that her secret mail-order bride offer has been accepted, Belle decides to head out west for a new life. Leaving behind the rude man who raised her, and venturing off to find love with a new man out west! This mysterious fellow just happens to be a mature, handsome doctor. One with a rather strict nature. Not one that the ill-mannered Belle was expecting... And so he must teach her to behave through various methods of red-hot discipline and pleasure inducing instruction! It will be her first time ever experiencing such stern treatment -- and little did she know, that the doctor never pulls out!
The Complete: Alcohol – Top Ten Cravings Busters. Books 1 and 2 Box Set: Best Seller & Sequel.The Stop Drinking Coach. Proven Strategies to Stop Cravings. ... Alcohol-Free and Experience-Rich Book 5) by Catherine Mason Thomas Book Summary:
The Box Set of Catherine Mason Thomas’s two book series Amazon Best Seller “Alcohol-Top Ten Cravings Busters” and the sequel “More Top Ten Cravings Busters”. Buy and save $1 dollar on the price.This book will solve your problem - How to not drink and be free of the want to drinkThe first book in this Box Set is “Alcohol: Top Ten Cravings Busters” an Amazon Best Seller. The second book is the newly released sequel “More Cravings Busters”, which builds on the first book to give you twenty Cravings Busters in Total.What readers say about Cravings Busters:•“Really enjoyed this. Short and right to the point” – Amazon Reviewer•“I laughed out loud a few times while also getting some useful advice. You can't lose with that combination” – Amazon Reviewer•“Very good, clear and realistic achievable advice” – Goodreads Reviewer•“Brilliant book. So enjoyed reading this book easy to read and understand even when your brain pickled” – Amazon ReviewerThere is also a free book download of “Alcohol-Free Drinks” recipes from sparkling celebration drinks to milkshakes and hot toddies at the end of Book 1. There are also sign in details for a free, confidential book club if you want access to free books about personal transformations.This book will solve your problem – how to not drink and be free of the want to drink. For the price of a round of drinks or a decent bottle of wine, this Box Set gives you twenty proven strategies that help you avoid alcohol cravings or switch them off if they start. These strategies are ones that I have seen work and have had feedback that they really helped people (maybe you?) get free of the wish to drink.Wouldn’t it be great if, in a year’s time you could look back at this year and say to yourself “The one big thing I did this year was free myself of alcohol”? Can you imagine that? Is this your dream?These books are written to inspire you if you want to control alcohol or be alcohol-free for an evening, a day, a month or forever. These books are aimed at everyone who wants to drink less and have a better life. You don’t have to sign up to Alcoholics Anonymous or go into rehab to want to cut down or stop drinking temporarily or permanently. You just want a rest or to dial down the significance that alcohol has in your life. This book will help you do this. For this Box Set, Catherine will help you if you are fearful about what happens when you want a drink and can’t have one. There are twenty strategies for you. These are proven, real life wins from the legions of success stories before your own. The No.1 reason that we put off trying to change our drinking habits is because of we don’t want to have to tough out the denial. How will it will be if I cannot pour myself a drink when I really need one? How will I cope without my pick me up/ calm me down/ get me in party mood/let me switch off drink? What will this box set teach you? The twenty best strategies for switching off cravings so you don’t need to tough it out. The strategies are#1 Grow Up and Get Serious Strategy#2 Distraction or La la la#3 Talking Strategy#4 Experience the Craving Strategy#5 Play the tape Till the End Strategy #6 Self Talk Strategy#7 Meditation Strategy#8 No matter What Strategy#9 Positive Strategy10# Get Outside#11 How to make not drinking your only priority#12 No alcohol in the house#13 Enlist your inner ninja#14 Step by step Gratitude practice#15 A good book#16 Anger interrupted#17 Enough Sleep#18Timeline#19 Balancing your blood sugar#20 Asking for helpTags--- Dry January, alcohol addiction, alcoholics anonymous, alcohol, stop drinking, dryathlon, alcohol addiction and recovery, alcohol addiction cure, alcohol dependency, alcohol addiction recovery, overcoming alcoholism, overcoming alcohol addiction.