Inside Out

Author: Evelyn Lau
Editor: Anchor Canada
ISBN: 0385674856
Size: 17,78 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Ten years after the publication of her bestselling memoir Runaway: Diary of a Street Kid, in a collection of eloquent and affecting pieces, Evelyn Lau reflects on her life, her relationships, and her identity as a writer. Moving seamlessly through past and present, Lau describes how her complex, painful relationship with her parents has shaped her adult desires, thwarting her efforts to connect with both men and women. She recalls her dangerous battle with bulimia and examines her continued struggle against crippling depression. Revisiting her life as a prostitute, she explores the extent to which it continues to distort her perception of herself and how others view her. Lau discusses how she now values home and traces this new attitude back to her time on the streets. Above all, she considers her life as a writer, remembering the force with which her childhood passion for writing was once suppressed. She reveals the supreme importance she has come to place on her writing and explains her controversial willingness to breach the boundaries between public and private in the name of art. Beautifully written, each of these pieces is remarkable for its startling honesty, sensitivity, and painful insight. With Inside Out Evelyn Lau, an author of superb poetry and fiction, establishes herself as an accomplished nonfiction writer. From the Hardcover edition.

Way Of Tea

Author: Aaron Fisher
Editor: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462900224
Size: 18,84 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Way of Tea draws upon the wisdom of ancient writings to explain how modern tea lovers can bring peace and serenity to their time with a steaming mug of their favorite beverage—and how to carry that serenity with them throughout the day. Looking at all aspects of tea and the tea ceremony from a spiritual perspective, The Way of Tea shows readers how in the modern world the way of tea does not need to be some somber religious ceremony, but can instead be a path for anyone to experience and share inner peace, relax the ego, and be free and open—an excellent recipe for a life well lived. Chapters include: The Tao of Tea The Veins of the Leaf Calm Joy Completion The Tea Space Living Reflections on the Way of Tea

Tom Rivers Reflections On A Life In Medicine And Science

Author: Thomas Milton Rivers
Size: 14,25 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Author: Bob Brown
Editor: Hardie Grant Books
ISBN: 1743582242
Size: 20,66 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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‘Optimism is a key ingredient for any successful human endeavour - and isn’t keeping Earth viable the greatest human endeavour we can ever undertake? It is a fortunate life if a person feels more optimistic than ever before. That’s me.’

Bob Brown, one of Australia’s most thoughtful and recognised public figures, shares stories and insights from both his public and private life in Optimism. Since retiring from public life, Bob Brown has had time to reflect on the events that have made an impression, the ideas that have caught his imagination, and the people that have stayed in his thoughts.

Inspirational, big-hearted and impassioned, Optimism is a meditation on the great and the small, rich with metaphor and full of warmth.

Here are stories from a life set for downfall that found its salvation in action: Bob Brown’s journey to a simple philosophy for happiness.

Reflections On A Life

Author: Bob Fulton
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1434366561
Size: 19,33 MB
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Memories Of God

Author: Roberta C. Bondi
ISBN: 9780687038923
Size: 19,91 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Reminiscent of the writings of Augustine, Teresa, and Thomas Merton, this volume is a book of honest pain and honest joy in the presence of God.

A Life Worth Living

Author: Robert Martensen
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781429996181
Size: 17,56 MB
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Critical illness is a fact of life. Even those of us who enjoy decades of good health are touched by it eventually, either in our own lives or in those of our loved ones. And when this happens, we grapple with serious and often confusing choices about how best to live with our afflictions. A Life Worth Living is a book for people facing these difficult decisions. Robert Martensen, a physician, historian, and ethicist, draws on decades of experience with patients and friends to explore the life cycle of serious illness, from diagnosis to end of life. He connects personal stories with reflections upon mortality, human agency, and the value of "cutting-edge" technology in caring for the critically ill. Timely questions emerge: To what extent should efforts to extend human life be made? What is the value of nontraditional medical treatment? How has the American health-care system affected treatment of the critically ill? And finally, what are our doctors' responsibilities to us as patients, and where do those responsibilities end? Using poignant case studies, Martensen demonstrates how we and our loved ones can maintain dignity and resilience in the face of life's most daunting circumstances.

The Power Of Purrs

Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781599216461
Size: 11,52 MB
Format: PDF
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Reflections On A Life Well Lived

Author: Emanuel Salaiz
Editor: Booktango
ISBN: 1468906917
Size: 12,53 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A Life Robbed

Author: Faith Gakanje
Editor: Brown Dog Books
ISBN: 1839520612
Size: 11,12 MB
Format: PDF
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As a signatory to the 1951 Refugee Convention, the UK has a proud tradition in granting a safe haven to asylum seekers. Faith's experience draws attention to many of the areas where policy makers need to do more to improve the asylum system and make it more welcoming. These include policy issues such as how asylum applications are handled, integration, housing, financial support, legal support, reporting, detention, and how to prevent destitution and homelessness. Faith's own experience is reflected in the title of her book. She felt as though the asylum system had robbed her of the best years of her life. After several appeals, it took the Home Office almost 9 years to finally accept her asylum application in 2010. She found herself destitute and homeless for much of this period.