" If so, mission accomplished. Stories are gifts from God. If this set of stories encourages you to value and share your own heart with others, may God bless you for blessing them.
Author: Bill Bagents
The stories we love to remember bless us on countless levels. They represent and explain us. They entertain, educate, empower, and elevate us. They calm, center, challenge, and contextualize our lives. At times, they help us repent, self-correct, and promise to do better. The personal stories we choose to share with others document both our common humanity and our amazing individuality. They let us remember, reflect, and reframe. Through stories, we're able to time-travel. At their best, our stories connect us to the world as it was, is, and should be. More importantly, they cause us to reflect on who we have been, who we are, and who we can become. They connect us to God, faith, friends, and family. Ultimately, our stories define us. Revisiting Life's Oases: Soul-Soothing Stories may tell you more about the author than you ever wanted to know. Chances are you'll smile, laugh, and maybe sympathize. You may even cry, wonder, disbelieve, or tell yourself, "Well, that explains a lot." If so, mission accomplished. Stories are gifts from God. If this set of stories encourages you to value and share your own heart with others, may God bless you for blessing them.
This desert life was meant to be an oasis but their daughter Bo is left feeling parched and isolated. Misattunement This desert(ed) life is a self-depleting, deadening “context of nonbeing” for young Bo (Orange, Atwood, & Stolorow, ...
Author: Irene N. H. Harwood
Since the publication of Self Experiences in Group in 1998—the first book to apply self psychology and intersubjectivity to group work—there have been tremendous advancements in the areas of affect, attachment, infant research, intersubjective regulation, motivational theory, neurobiology, philosophy, somatic understanding, and trauma. Carefully edited by Irene Harwood, Walter Stone, and Malcolm Pines, Self Experiences in Group, Revisited is a completely revised and updated application of self-psychological and intersubjective perspectives to couples, family, and group work, incorporating many of these recent findings and theories of the past decade. Divided into five sections, the contributors take an updated approach to the prenate and neonate in group; couples and the family in group; group theory, technique, and application; working with trauma; and group processes and artistic applications. Throughout, the reader is engaged in affectively understanding what is experienced by individuals in the regulation and dysregulation of self as part of the interpersonal relating, learning, and change that can occur in groups. Contributors: Mary Dluhy, Barbara Feld, Darryl Feldman, Vivian Gold, Irene Harwood, Gloria Batkin Kahn, Joseph Lichtenberg, Louisa Livingston, Marty Livingston, Jane van Loon, Judy McLaughlin-Ryan, Malcolm Pines, John Schlapobersky, Robert Schulte, Rosemary Segalla, Emanuel Shapiro, Walter Stone, Paula Thomson
We have almost destroyed this oasis of life in the solar system. These are the kind of terms pressure groups used to have to use to make an impact. It certainly made an impact on me. I had it on my wall as a student, at a time when like ...
Author: Conor Mark Jameson
Publisher: A&C Black
Fifty years after the publication of the seminal Silent Spring, Conor Mark Jameson reflects on Rachel Carson's legacy and asks the question - are we still silencing the spring?
For days we had eaten, rested, and slept in one oasis after another: Korla, Kucha, Aksu. ... map that haunted me, a name that I had come across in the writings of explorers chronicling seven centuries of life across the Great Silk Road.
Author: Julie Hill
In Revisiting the Silk Road , experienced author and traveller Julie Hill takes us on a spellbinding journey into the heart of a little known but volatile region, stretching from Western China to the shores of the oil-rich Caspian Sea and beyond to the Black Sea. Hers is not only a series of journeys overland or a march through ancient history, but an informed and contemporary view of life in both the liveliest cities and the farthest-flung outposts of what once was the worlds stoutest and longest economic artery. Julie Hills journey focuses on bazaars as a recurrent motifbazaars being the economic, social, and cultural centers of the Silk Roadand radiates from these bazaars to the life around them. Because she speaks their languageliterally and culturallyJulie is often welcomed by her hosts not as a customer or a trader but as a confessor and a friend, and she vindicates their trust by bringing their stories to life. In Iran, the author hears the predicament of women crying for freedom, frustrated by the deteriorating economy and the conservatives stranglehold on power. While inescapably exotic in its subjects and imagery, the book is also a penetrating report on the effects of the recent geopolitical upheavals that have coursed through the regionseen not from the distance of spy satellites or high government places but on the ground, often literally on the street or in the homes of ordinary folk. The realities of todays Silk Road are far more complex than often understood, and this book provides an absorbing and authoritative guide to any reader in search of both a magical adventure and a hard-nosed investigation into one of the worlds most important and dynamic regions.
What this amounts to is not being bothered by the vicissitudes of life-an understandably desired oasis from the out-of-control world most of us find ourselves in. Taking "time out" sometimes helps revitalize you to meet challenges; ...
Author: Joel Kramer
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The Passionate Mind Revisited takes readers on a liberating inner journey into the workings of their mind that can transform the way people look at themselves and the world. This expanded inquiry reflects the authors’ own and the world’s evolution since The Passionate Mind came out in 1974. The original book focusing on the individual is now extended to social and philosophical spheres and global challenges, exploring how the world’s life-threatening dramas are largely a function of people’s genetic and cultural conditioning, worldviews, beliefs, and values. Kramer and Alstad assert that humanity is on an evolutionary cusp requiring further awareness and conscious social evolution. Worldviews can create rigid beliefs and narrow identities that are destructive in a world of global impact. While acknowledging the fallibility of any mental construction, the book offers an evolutionary worldview deemed more likely than traditional worldviews or scientific materialism. In exploring what it is to be a human social animal, The Passionate Mind Revisited offers fresh vantage points on life’s core issues: the nature of thought, authority and belief, pleasure and pain, desire and fear, identity, love and care, freedom, power, gender, time, meditation, violence, and evolution. By demonstrating how to inwardly see and break through one’s conditioning, the authors delve deeply into the nature and processes of the mind, including how subjectivity filters perception. This approach to self-inquiry can help free people from mechanical responses that develop from unexamined beliefs and habits. Dysfunctional worldviews and their values inhibit the creative solutions much needed in a perilous world of runaway change. This book, through its discussion and methodology, fosters curiosity and truth-seeking. Kramer and Alstad offer new insights on personal and global issues that can facilitate a necessary shift to conscious social evolution.
... and plant giveaways , helping people to establish gardens that have become embedded in the life of their communities . The green oases are places where neighbors gather to plant flowers and harvest fruit and vegetables .
Author: Joyce Mendelsohn
Publisher: Columbia University Press
The Lower East Side has been home to some of the city's most iconic restaurants, shopping venues, and architecture. The neighborhood has also welcomed generations of immigrants, from newly arrived Italians and Jews to today's Latino and Asian newcomers. This history has become somewhat obscured, however, as the Lower East Side can appear more hip than historic, with wealth and gentrification changing the character of the neighborhood. Chronicling these developments, along with the hidden gems that still speak of a vibrant immigrant identity, Joyce Mendelsohn provides a complete guide to the Lower East Side of then and now. After an extensive history that stretches back to Manhattan's first settlers, Mendelsohn offers 5 self-guided walking tours, including a new passage through the Bowery, that take the reader to more than 150 sites and highlight the dynamics of a community of contrasts: aged tenements nestled among luxury apartment towers abut historic churches and synagogues. With updated and revised maps, historical data, and an entirely new community to explore, Mendelsohn writes a brand-new chapter in an old New York story.
37 On their long and intimatejourney in song (and life) together, Staples and Dylan used song to explore the secrets of the ... the 2007 Dylan Days identified Muldaur as the singer “known for her quirky 1974 hit 'Midnight at the Oasis.
Author: Colleen Josephine Sheehy
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
The young man from Hibbing released Highway 61 Revisited in 1965, and the rest, as they say, is history. Or is it? From his roots in Hibbing, to his rise as a cultural icon in New York, to his prominence on the worldwide stage, Colleen J. Sheehy and Thomas Swiss bring together the most eminent Dylan scholars at work today--as well as people from such farreaching fields as labor history, African American studies, and Japanese studies--to assess Dylan's career, influences, and his global impact on music and culture.
T: You are treating the therapyas an oasis,a placesetapart from life. Here you can be yourself, you can admit who you are and let downyour guard. You are more intimatewith me than you are withyourown daughter! C: Youmaybe right.
Author: V. Edwin Bixenstine
In the mid 20th century, O. Hobart Mowrer was a celebrated academic psychologist, owing largely to his experiments with animals and humans that led to breakthrough theories on how we learn. His numerous publications in this arena propelled him to the post of President of the American Psychological Association in 1954. His own battles with depression led him to develop a new theory of psychotherapy, which he called Integrity Therapy. The premise of this modality is that the client’s deception with people they care about is the source of conscience pangs, but the client resists or represses the prompting of the conscience and this causes his or her psychological symptoms. Treatment, therefore, consists of urging the client to acknowledge his or her hidden behaviors to themselves and to significant others that they might both gain restored community with intimates and the fruits of personal integrity and inner peace ( to come clean about their deceptions and rewarding the confession with approval.) This book explores the conceptual underpinnings of Integrity Therapy and Mowrer’s unique treatment approach, detailing his methods for setting conditions for therapy, assessing clinical data, rules of engagement for transference and countertransference, and handling client resistance. Case examples and transcripts are included to demonstrate key points of this technique. Mental health professionals interested in Mowrer’s ideas or the history of psychotherapy will find this book to be a valuable and interesting resource.
Energy Flow, Thermodynamics, and Life Eric D. Schneider, Dorion Sagan ... Oases of life in the cold abyss. National Geographic 152:441–53. Corning, P. A., and S. J. Kline. 1998.Thermodynamics, information, and life revisited.
Author: Eric D. Schneider
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Demonstrates how the second law of thermodynamics--which refers to energy's tendency to change from being concentrated in one place to being spread out over time--is behind evolution, ecology, economics, and even the origins of life itself in this scientific tour de force that explores how complex systems emerge, enlarge, and reproduce in a chaotic world.
Preston Cloud, Oasis in Space, Norton, New York, 508 pp., 1988, gives the best general account of the geological history of ... Gould, S. J. Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History, Penguin, London, 347 pp., 1991.
Author: Stuart Ross Taylor
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This exciting tour of our Universe explores our current knowledge of exoplanets and the search for another Earth-like planet. Beginning with the basic concepts of planet formation and the composition of the Universe, Stuart Ross Taylor summarises our knowledge of exoplanets, how they compare with our planets and why some stars have better habitable zones. Further sections provide a detailed study of our Solar System, as a basis for understanding exoplanetary systems, and a detailed study of the Earth as our only current example of a habitable planet. The book concludes with a philosophical and historical discussion of topics surrounding planets and the development of life, including why our chances of finding aliens on exoplanets is very low. This is an engaging and informative read for anyone interested in planetary formation and the exploration of our Universe.
First Voice, Under Milk Wood Laugharne had been a part of Dylan's life since 1936, when he met Caitlin Macnamara ... for the last four years of his tragically truncated life, at the Boathouse, it was his bolthole – a coastal oasis of ...
Author: Mark Davis
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
This fascinating selection of never-before-seen photographs, including many originals from the film Under Milk Wood, traces some of the many ways in which the great Welsh poet Dylan Thomas was influenced by his country.
TO A NOMAD SEEKING OASES IN A MID-EASTERN DESERT, OR A SEAMSTRESS LABORING IN MEDIEVAL EUROPE, THIS MAY WELL HAVE BEEN ... WE CAN FATHOM THE MIRACLE OF BIRTH AND THE MYSTERY OF DEATH, AND HAVE THE POWER OF LIFE AND DEATH OVER SPECIES, ...
Author: Donald Austin
Henri Bergson was a great French philosopher whose life overlapped that of Charles Darwin. He had serious concerns about Darwins atheistic concept of man and animals evolution. Bergson also presented ideas of Intelligent Design almost 200 years prior to it's regeneration in the 20th century. My book separates God from Evolution of the cosmos and all it contains by espousing the "elan vitale" as "of God" and the true creater of the Universe. To Permissions Department: To complete my book I need permission to insert portions from your Republishing organization of "Science" 2003 Author/Editor Mohamed A.F. Noor, Publisher Nature Publishing Company, an article Donald C. Austin, MD [email protected]
Les oasis d'Égypte à l'époque grecque, romaine et byzantine d'après les documents grecs. Cairo. Warner, Nicholas. 2012. ... “Roman in Life, Egyptian in Death: The Painted Tomb of ... “Roman Cotton Revisited.” In C. Alfaro Giner and L.
Author: Roger S. Bagnall
Publisher: NYU Press
Scattered through the vast expanse of stone and sand that makes up Egypt’s Western Desert are several oases. These islands of green in the midst of the Sahara owe their existence to springs and wells drawing on ancient aquifers. In antiquity, as today, they supported agricultural communities, going back to Neolithic times but expanding greatly in the millennium from the Saite pharaohs to the Roman emperors. New technologies of irrigation and transportation made the oases integral parts of an imperial economy. Amheida, ancient Trimithis, was one of those oasis communities. Located in the western part of the Dakhla Oasis, it was an important regional center, reaching a peak in the Roman period before being abandoned. Over the past decade, excavations at this well-preserved site have revealed its urban layout and brought to light houses, streets, a bath, a school, and a church. The only standing brick pyramid of the Roman period in Egypt has been restored. Wall-paintings, temple reliefs, pottery, and texts all contribute to give a lively sense of its political, religious, economic, and cultural life. This book presents these aspects of the city’s existence and its close ties to the Nile valley, by way of long desert roads, in an accessible and richly illustrated fashion.
To some extent, life in cities and urban areas has always been a negotiation between control and the reality of its limits. But in its resolute idealism, modern planners approached the formal as strictly positive and discredited the ...
Author: Kenny Cupers
How has Berlin’s urban landscape changed in its remarkable transformation from divided city to creative capital? Despite the monumental heritage and grand development projects, Berlin still conjures up images of urban fragmentation and vacant inner-city land. The book reveals the changing nature and complex politics of this open space. A rephotographing of sites between 2001 and 2016 shows how no man’s land has made way for new apartments and underground hangouts have changed into commercial hubs, but it also transports us to remaining pockets of urban wilderness and unexpected freedom right next to the city’s most iconic squares. The accompanying essays by noted urban thinkers explore this little-known but vital reserve—forcing us to reflect on our unrelenting efforts to chart the future of the city at large.
How a Day of Rest Can Save Your Life Marilyn Paul. every oasis in time provides renewal. ... As you start your journey to oasis time, revisit these gateways regularly to remind yourself how to stay on track. Over time, you will find it ...
Author: Marilyn Paul
There is a surprising way out of the frenzy, that always-being-behind feeling, and your endless to-do list. Now more than ever, people are seeking a reprieve from the constant pressure to achieve, produce, and consume. While many turn to sporadic bouts of mindfulness and meditation, organizational change specialist Marilyn Paul offers a complementary solution that is as radical as it is ancient. In her new book An Oasis in Time, Paul focuses on the profound benefits of taking a modern-day Sabbath each week for deep rest and nourishing renewal. The energy, perspective, creativity, sense of well-being, and yes, increased productivity that ensue are lifesaving. Drawing on Sabbath tradition, contemporary research, and interviews with scores of busy people, Paul shows that it is possible to introduce these practices regardless of your religious beliefs. Starting with just an hour or two, you can carve out the time from your packed schedule, design your weekly oasis experience, and most importantly, change your mind-set so you can enjoy the pleasure of regularly slowing down and savoring life every week. From surrounding yourself with nature to practicing rituals for beginning and ending oasis time to implementing strategies for connecting with friends and family, self, and source, you will discover practical ways to step off the treadmill and into timeless refreshment on your way to a calmer, richer, more fulfilling life.
Revisiting masculine grief. In: Doka, K. J. and Davidson, J. D. (eds.) ... Life Net. 10(4). A publication of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation Inc., p. 5. Mitchell, J. T. and Everly, ... Finding a Sacred Oasis in Grief.
Author: Steven Jeffers
Publisher: CRC Press
This work includes a foreword by John D Morgan, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Coordinator for Kings College Center for Education about Death and Bereavement, Ontario, Canada. This practical resource guides the reader though all aspects of the grieving process and offers thought-provoking and inspirational advice on support. With exercises, tips, and contacts for further assistance, "Finding a Sacred Oasis in Grief" provides a comprehensive understanding of this potentially difficult and complex topic. It examines different types of grief and various approaches, along with reference guides to particular religions and their traditions adopting a comprehensive, multi-faith approach. Pastoral care providers and religious leaders will find the unique, hands-on approach invaluable, as will members of support organisations and volunteer carers. It is also ideal for seminary and ministry students, counsellors, therapists and other care professionals. "Gives caregivers the tools to help dying and grieving persons face the best and worst that life has to offer. It is the worst, because death means the end of the attachments that make life worthwhile. It is the best, because it shows us what is truly meaningful and important in life. Mortality is a great gift if we have the knowledge and the courtesy to face it." - John D Morgan, in the Foreword.
Nevertheless, advanced medical technology and pharmacological development can save life but would not be able to remove all impairment of disability after the illness. ... The community is viewed as an oasis of resources. (d).
Author: Ben Yuk Fai Fong
Publisher: Springer Nature
This book adopts an interdisciplinary approach with a wide scope of perspectives on primary healthcare, describing related principles, care models, practices and social contexts. It combines aspects of development, research and education applied in primary health care, providing practitioners and scholars with a comprehensive overview of the current knowledge and delivery models of healthcare in community settings. It covers the practical, philosophical and scholarly issues pertinent to the delivery, financing, planning, ethics, health politics, professional and technological development, resources, and monitoring in primary health care. Contributors are from a diverse range of academic and professional backgrounds, bringing together collective expertise in mainstream medicine, nursing, allied health, Chinese medicine, health economics, administration, law, public policy, housing management, information technology and mass communications. As such, the book does not follow the common clinical practice or service-based approach found in most texts on primary care.The contents will serve as a useful reference work for policymakers, researchers, community health practitioners, health executives and higher education students.
She now lives in New York, where she has landed a good job but is no longer active in gay politics. At the New Earth Bookstore, a lesbian-feminist oasis, I spoke to a woman from California who has been in Kansas City for eight years.
Author: Edmund White
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Edmund White looks back at the varied cultures of the 1970s Gay Liberation era across the United States just before the 1980s devastation of AIDS, and in an afterword reflects on the internet s role today in creating a new global GLBTQ community. "
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... and experiences on an almost overwhelming scale . that seems to present an oasis of comfortable serenity and a ... It creates an experiential framework : a designed landscape that accelerates the rhythms of everyday life into ...
Author: Development Design Group Incorporated
Publisher: Images Publishing
This handsome volume charts the trail DDG has blazed, creating hubs of activity where ideas, commerce, dreams and lifestyles converge in new and sensational ways.
They took to a settled life on conquering and dividing the land of Canaan. But the promised land was only an oasis [...]. The misfortunes of the national ruin, however, brought about a purification which in a race aesthetically ...
Author: Steven E. Aschheim
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Category: Social Science
In the past decades the “German-Jewish phenomenon” (Derrida) has increasingly attracted the attention of scholars from various fields: Jewish studies, intellectual history, philosophy, literary and cultural studies, critical theory. In all its complex dimensions, the post-enlightenment German-Jewish experience is overwhelmingly regarded as the most quintessential and charged meeting of Jews with the project of modernity. Perhaps for this reason, from the eighteenth century through to our own time it has been the object of intense reflection, of clashing interpretations and appropriations. In both micro and macro case-studies, this volume engages the multiple perspectives as advocated by manifold interested actors, and analyzes their uses, biases and ideological functions over time in different cultural, disciplinary and national contexts. This volume includes both historical treatments of differing German-Jewish understandings of their experience – their relations to their Judaism, general culture and to other Jews – and contemporary reflections and competing interpretations as to how to understand the overall experience of German Jewry.