Stay with sensual awareness. The blue sky and the flowers on the table are the
answers to life's problems. They are the answers to life's puzzles. Life is not only
a question; it is also the answer—the only answer. The blue sky and the flowers ...
Author: Joseph Emet
Joseph Emet explores the intersection between Positive Psychology--the study of what makes people happy--and the ancient wisdom of Buddhism. Positive Psychology—with its focus not on mental "disease," but rather on what actually makes people happy—has revolutionized the way that we look at mental health. What many people don't realize, however, is that Positive Psychology is not as young a field of inquiry as we think. In fact, according to Joseph Emet, the original positive thinker was the Buddha himself. In this wise and inspiring book, Emet traces the fascinating intersection between the age-old wisdom of Buddhism and the latest scientific research into what makes people happy. In this book readers will discover: * How to replace negative thinking with positive thinking * How to move from frenzied thinking to quiet contemplation * The duty we have to others to live a happy life As Joseph explains in this work, the blue sky of happiness is found just beyond the grey clouds of sadness, everyday concerns, stress, or anxiety. Readers will find that the advice in this book can act as the gentle wind that clears those clouds away. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Anna McPartlin's Below the Big Blue Sky is a MORE than worthy follow-up to The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes' Marian Keyes *** How do you pick up the pieces when the person that held them together is gone?
Author: Anna McPartlin
Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre Ltd.
'Brilliant, funny and immensely moving' Catherine Isaac, author of You, Me, Everything 'Well, that was a tearjerker! Anna McPartlin's Below the Big Blue Sky is a MORE than worthy follow-up to The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes' Marian Keyes *** How do you pick up the pieces when the person that held them together is gone? When forty-year-old Rabbit Hayes dies, she leaves behind a family broken by grief. Her mother Molly is distraught and in danger of losing her faith. Her father Jack spends hour upon hour in the family attic, poring over his old diaries, losing himself in the past. Rabbit's brother Davey finds himself suddenly guardian to her twelve-year-old daughter Juliet. Juliet might be able to fill a hole in Davey's heart - but how can he help Juliet through her grief when he can barely cope with his own? But even though the Hayes family are all fighting their own battles, they are drawn together by their love for Rabbit, and their love for each other. In the years that follow her death they find new ways to celebrate and remember her, to find humour and hope in the face of tragedy, and to live life to its fullest, as Rabbit would have wanted. From the bestselling author of The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes comes a huge-hearted novel about death, family and finding laughter in the most unexpected of places. Below a Big Blue Sky will make you laugh, cry and shout with joy.
A clear blue sky, the lake was placid, and just about the perfect temperature for a
walk in the woods. They spent some time in companionable silence as they
enjoyed the beauty around them. There were singing birds, scrambling squirrels
Author: Sheila Kay Heaton
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
For sixteen years, Jon St. James has lived with the heartache of being forced to give his baby daughter up for adoption. Then he finds out that his daughter s mother went back to claim her before an adoption was final and he was not correctly notified. He sets out on a quest to find them both. His search is made more difficult because his daughter is hiding from a woman who has sworn to kill her. During the search he becomes involved with Stephanie, a very attractive woman, who isn t aware that his daughter is someone she knows, although Blue Skye s whereabouts is a mystery to Stephanie as well.
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Even the self-assured Sanada seems to be struggling. The final volume of this complicated love story proves that hanging on to that blue sky feeling of youthful love is an elusive and unpredictable task. -- VIZ Media
Author: , Okura
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Self-discovery isn’t always fun, as Noshiro, Ayumi and Makoto are all finding out the hard way. Even the self-assured Sanada seems to be struggling. The final volume of this complicated love story proves that hanging on to that blue sky feeling of youthful love is an elusive and unpredictable task. -- VIZ Media
A Journey from Loss to Life and Finding a Way out of Grief Elizabeth Turner. They
had been on the phone all day to members of staff, speakers, exhibitors and
delegates from the conference. They were able to establish that there had been ...
Author: Elizabeth Turner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
On September 11th2001, 32-year-old Elizabeth Turner was working at Channel 4 when news broke of the attacks on the World Trade Centre. Surrounded by TV screens, like her colleagues, she watched as the horror unfolded. But for Elizabeth, the atrocities were all the more painful - her husband Simon was at a meeting in the restaurant at the top of the towers as the planes crashed into them. Elizabeth was seven months pregnant with their first child. As the destruction unfolded, and Simon did not call, Elizabeth's world crumbled, and she spiralled into an abyss of grief more painful than most of us can imagine. This immensely moving memoir packs a powerful emotional punch, and hooks the reader from the first page. The author eloquently describes how she had to hit rock bottom before she could start rebuilding a life for herself and her young son William. That she was able to recover at all is testament to the power of the human spirit. But more than this, Elizabeth has forged a completely new life and career and is now living what she calls her 'ultimate life'. Her story offers hope that there is a way through the worst experiences - not with quick-fix solutions but by moving deep within yourself to bring about complete healing and recovery.
So a beautiful “Ann blue” casket was selected, modestly lovely like Mom, and red
roses were chosen, a love language between her and Dad. The memorial
service ... We came to call blue-sky days “Ann blue” skies over that next week.
Author: Kim Thomas
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Is there a right way for Christians to grieve? Is God truly enough in the valley of the shadow of death? Does time really heal all wounds? In finding her way through her own grief, Kim Thomas asks thought-provoking questions and comes to know the sorrow and compassion of God in a way that is immediate, intimate, and soul-soothing. "God has been attentive to my mourning. He has been ever close, close enough to catch my tears in a bottle as they fall from my eyes. I wonder if perhaps the bottle of my tears might sit on the shelf next to the tears Jesus wept..." If you are experiencing grief or are close to someone who is, you will find in Kim's story an honest admission about the pain of loss. She also offers 30 days of reflections from Scripture that provide hope based on the tender and powerful love of God for those who have known heartache and are making their way through it.
Wind tossed heaths and gray-green grasses to the north and blue sea to the
south. I perched on a bare ... The sky and sea this afternoon ran together like a
Monet landscape; it was hard to tell where one ended and the next began.
Author: Sarah Byrd
Publisher: WestBow Press
SUZANNE MORGAN HAS LOST HERSELF. Peter Stewart has lost his way. Though from different worlds, grief has exposed their weaknesses and left them both searching for truth that heals. Suzanne and her ten-year-old daughter, Blair, take a three-month trip to the southern coast of England to recover from the year’s events. As they settle into village life, they make unexpected friends who will change them forever. Eleanor Cavendish, a wise widow who shows them motherly love. Ian Hamilton, a high-strung vicar who takes an immediate interest in Suzanne. And Peter, the charming headmaster, who gets Suzanne’s attention with his tender care for Blair. Set in rugged Cornwall, this is a story of true identity, real friendship and the nature of love. “In a world choking with isolation, Finding the Way Home is a refreshing, restorative reminder of the power of love and forgiveness.” —Kim Newlen, Founder and President, Sweet Monday® “Does not disappoint...Richly-layered and overflowing with life and redemption!” —Jana Ford Muntsinger, literary publicist, Muntsinger-McClure Public Relations “Captures humanity in its truest sense...An absolute must read.” —Shawn Boyer, Founder and CEO, snagajob.com “Deeply satisfying.” —Kim Greene, Women’s Leadership Development, WEPC
TWELVE orning arrived with a bright blue sky, so unusual I \ I ' in a month that I
always associated with low, grey clouds and damp, raw winds. Michael has
always liked November, claiming that after being dazzled by the brilliant colours
Author: Judy Fong Bates
Publisher: Random House Canada
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In the tradition of The Concubine's Children and Paper Shadows, a probing memoir from the author of the acclaimed novel Midnight at the Dragon Cafe. An elegant and surprising book about a Chinese family's difficult arrival in Canada, and a daughter's search to understand remarkable and terrible truths about her parents' past lives. Growing up in her father's hand laundry in small town Ontario, Judy Fong Bates listened to stories of her parents' past lives in China, a place far removed from their every-day life of poverty and misery. But in spite of the allure of these stories, Fong Bates longed to be a Canadian girl. Fifty years later she finally followed her curiosity back to her ancestral home in China for a reunion that spiralled into a series of unanticipated discoveries. Opening with a shock as moving as the one that powers The Glass Castle, The Year of Finding Memory explores a particular, yet universal, world of family secrets, love, loss, courage and shame. This is a memoir of a daughter's emotional journey, and her painful acceptance of conflicting truths. In telling the story of her parents, Fong Bates is telling the story of how she came to know them, of finding memory. From the Hardcover edition.
The old man had often challenged Hank to choose the brightest star, look away,
and then try to find it again. That endeavor had always ended in failure. Hank
feared that finding Charlie again might prove to be just as difficult. Crystal Falls
Author: Catherine Anderson
Two people discover the healing power of love in this Coulter Family romance from New York Times bestselling author Catherine Anderson. Carly Adams feels as if she’s been given a new lease on life. Born with a rare eye disease, she was blind until a recent operation restored her sight. Now, she’s eager to experience everything the world has to offer—including the sweet talk of a handsome cowboy who rouses her desire… Hank Coulter has no plans to settle down, until he discovers that Carly Adams is carrying his child—a pregnancy that threatens her eyesight. Obsessed with making things right, he bullies the blue-eyed beauty into marrying him. With her radiant smile and remarkable goodness, Carly is exactly the kind of wife he’d always imagined by his side. But if Hank wants their practical arrangement to become permanent, he’s going to have to convince Carly that one moment of risk can bring about a lifetime of joy… From the Paperback edition.
Bastian stood, walked across the room, and looked outside, finding a blue sky
and bright sunlight so uncommon during winter's curse. The overwhelming
brilliance seemed hard to believe considering the previous storm. A few
Author: Maria Rachel Hooley
Publisher: Maria Rachel Hooley
Kaylee Renard has never taken the time for love. Independence and financial security have always been the top priorities. Besides, she believed there will be time for a relationship later, when she can fit it in. In light of a terminal cancer diagnosis, however, her views change, and when Kaylee passes out and falls into a pond, Bastian Connelly, alone and suicidal, goes in after her, hoping that in trying to save Kaylee's life, he will end his own. But life isn't done with Bastian, and neither is love. As Kaylee comes to love him, she wonders what she's missed and seeks to find whatever gifts fate might grant her.
When Marshal was only six months old, she left the commune and tried to find
work. She found it necessary to abandon her flowerchild trappings and become
more conventional. Initially she waited tables in neighborhood restaurants, finding ...
Author: Ron Walden
Publisher: Publication Consultants
Trapper Ken Whittle spent the morning pre-heating and preparing his Pieper Super Cub to fly so he could check his trap-line. The minus 20 degree weather made this a taxing task. Flying to the area of his traps was pleasant, but near the first lake on his route he came upon an airplane nose down in the trees. He landed to discover the pilot dead--frozen in his seat. In the aircraft were four duffle bags later found to contain marijuana, and a metal briefcase containing a large amount of money and a .45 automatic Colt pistol. Whittle wrestled briefly with his conscience before deciding to keep the money. He surmised that it was drug money and would not be missed, but the drug bosses did notice and sent henchmen to retrieve their money. This opened an investigation by the Alaska State Troopers and the NTSB which found that the pilot had been murdered and eventually uncovered a huge marijuana growing operation and worldwide importation of other drugs. Informants were found; circumstantial evidence gathered; but little real, hard evidence was brought to light to connect their suspect to the crimes. Trooper Sergeant and helicopter pilot, Karen Holmes, and her partner, Craig Stanton, must take time from the investigation to make daring rescues and cope with the mundane daily duties distracting them from the complicated, frustrating case.
Overcast skies can be just as effective as foggy days, but beware of partially
cloudy days. On days when the sun momentarily hides behind a small cloud in a blue sky, the resulting light will not suffuse the garden and will be flat, bluish, ...
Author: Saxon Holt
Publisher: PhotoBotanic Press
Finding the Light is the first lesson in the GOOD GARDEN PHOTOGRAPHY series, a survey of the various elements any landscape photographer must consider when capturing an image artfully to tell the story of what he or she sees. Learning how to read the quality of light is the single most important skill in good garden photography. Even a good composition will fail if the light is bad. Learn to find the light!
I know she did.” Margo lifted her face to the sky. “With lightning flashing, the wind
howling. ... it had been a perfect day, with blue skies and sunshine, the results
would have been the same.” “I wonder what it is to feel that lost,” Laura murmured
Author: Nora Roberts
In the final novel of Nora Roberts’s Dream Trilogy, Laura struggles to mend a broken heart and broken family—until someone from her past makes all of her dreams come true… Laura Templeton found out the hard way that nothing in life is guaranteed. The daughter of a wealthy hotelier, she had always known comfort, privilege, and security. But by the age of thirty, her storybook marriage had been destroyed by her husband’s infidelity. Laura’s divorce left her both emotionally and financially devastated—but determined to rebuild her life without the Templeton fortune. Laura had always defined herself as a wife, a daughter, or a mother. Now, she must finally discover Laura the woman... Don't miss the other books in the Dream Trilogy Daring to Dream Holding the Dream
Barely visible in the corner is a small patch of clear blue sky. The rest of the
picture is clouds. For some reason—perhaps you don't like the frame it is in—you
take the picture out of this frame, and are surprised to find that most of the picture
Author: Robert Colacurcio PhD
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
This book is written with Christians principally in mind, folks whose spiritual life has been nurtured by the sacraments. The Christians I have in mind are also seeking a practical way to enter more deeply into the sacred mystery of the divine presence on a daily basis in their walk-about lives. The sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Penance and Eucharist are considered from the viewpoint of the method they reveal for developing an habitual state of mind and heart that gives entry into a deeper daily connection with the mysterious presence of the divine in all things.
They generally appear in a uniform layer below 8,000 feet, characteristically
outlined against the blue sky. If these trade clouds disappear, and the sky
becomes overcast with heavy billowing clouds, the navigator can conclude that in
Author: Harold Gatty
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Useful, instructive manual shows would-be explorers, hikers, bikers, scouts, sailors, and survivalists how to find their way outdoors by observing animals, weather patterns, shifting sands, and other elements of nature.
We are “appraised” at work, we “brainstorm,” we take part in “blue sky thinking. ...
Scientists face the same problem in trying to convey their perception on the world
– finding the right language to convey difficult concepts is often tricky.
Author: Don MacGregor
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
Blue Sky God interprets some new scientific theories with blue sky thinking to bring radical insights into God, Jesus and humanity, drawing also on some deep wells from the past in the writings of the early Christians. In an accessible style, it looks at science research and theories in areas such as quantum physics and consciousness, epigenetics, morphic resonance and the zero point field. From there, seeing God as the compassionate consciousness at the ground of being, it draws together strands to do with unitive consciousness and the Wisdom way of the heart. Throughout, it seeks to encourage an evolution in understanding of the Christian message by reinterpreting much of the theological language and meaning that has become ‘orthodoxy’ in the West. In doing so, it challenges many of the standard assumptions of Western Christianity. It outlines a spiritual path that includes elements from all of the world's great religions, is not exclusive, and yet has a place of centrality for Jesus the Christ as a Wisdom teacher of the path of transformative love.
I was having a difficult time finding something good about this particular setback.
For the last ... Some of that sensation is merely wanting to hold onto summer. . . to
the doors and windows wide open, the warm sun on my face, the blue-blue sky.
Author: Sue Hickey
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Over 10 million adults in the United States have chronic problems with dizziness and imbalance - vestibular problems. This compares to 400,000 with multiple sclerosis or 1.5 million with autism for example, both chronic illnesses with much greater name recognition. Vestibular problems are difficult to diagnose and treat. While vestibular problems come with various medical names (Meniere's, Perilymph Fistula, Endolymphatic Hydrops, Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), Mal de Debarquement (MdDS), and others) they present a common challenge for the affected person on how to deal with the dizziness and eventually find balance. Finding Balance addresses over a decade of illness, from the initial two years searching for a diagnosis, through the long years of treatment and finally to the period of rebuilding a life within the confines of what dizziness and vertigo will allow. Finding Balance provides a detailed description of symptoms, what can trigger them, the emotional reactions to symptoms, how to recognize their subtle differences, and how to track them in order to contribute to your own diagnosis. It also emphasizes the patient's responsibility for healing and eventually how to find the inner balance in life that will be necessary to equitably live with these symptoms over time. And it provides a sense of time, of patience. Special Features of Finding Balance Include: Call-out boxes presenting facts and tips for dealing with the disorder All of the medical information in the book has been reviewed by vestibular specialists for accuracy Bulleted lists at the end of chapter with advice to the reader on next steps
As far as the eye can see, the plains roll gently in all directions toward a horizon
that seems to touch the blue sky. Some people, raised in towns and cities where
the spaces for living are much smaller and confined by the handiwork of houses,
Author: Edmund J. Metz
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Finding Emma is a fantastic story of adventure and love intertwined with the true historical events of the 1860s American West and the clash of white and Native American cultures. The fictional couple, Bob and Emma, like thousands of emigrants, is thrust into this sometimes violent period, where their strength of character, their hope, and their love for each other get tested by the transforming events brought on by the civil war and the clash of white and Native cultures on the Great Plains. While many of the historical events of this period have been recorded, the lives and stories of many thousands of Native Americans, mountain men, traders, freighters, emigrants, farmers, and soldiers have been lost to history. This book invites you to follow the trials and tribulations of our fictional couple as they travel on the Santa Fe Trail to the emerging trading markets of the Southwest, only to be derailed by renegade Comanche and Sioux who attack their wagon train and change their lives forever. The story is set against the actual historical events and places of the period and will keep you spellbound until the dramatic and violent conclusion of Bob and Emma’s odyssey.
As mad as I was, I wasn't ready to find out. Not yet. “You don't have to ... “No, it's
time, Blue. Just tell me one thing: if you ... So many times we had sat beside each
other under a rich blue sky, talking about what we wanted. e stakes had never ...
Author: Wynn Malone
Publisher: Bywater Books
Kentucky was only ever going to be a summer job. Come fall, Blue Riley would be back in North Carolina, in college. But one job led to another, one town led to another, and one woman led to another. Now, after twenty years Blue faces the hardest question of all—is it time to go home?