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The Silent Passage

The Silent Passage

Revised and Updated Edition

  • Author: Gail Sheehy
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0671567772
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 320
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An updated edition of the best-seller by the author of Passages includes new data on perimenopause, menopause in the workplace, estrogen and brain-power, and new treatments. Reprint.

Passages

Passages

Predictable Crises of Adult Life

  • Author: Gail Sheehy
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 069813866X
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 623
  • View: 5133
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Gail Sheehy’s classic bestseller, Passages: Predictable Crises of Adult Life, is available as an eBook for the first time, with a new introduction. For decades, Gail Sheehy’s landmark bestseller Passages has been inspiring readers to see the predictable crises of adult life as opportunities for growth. She charts the stages between 18 and 50 as unfolding in a pattern of adult development: once recognized, more easily managed. Passages is an insightful road map of adulthood that illustrates with vivid stories our continuing personality and sexual changes throughout the “Trying 20s,” “Catch 30s,” “Forlorn 40s,” and “Refreshed (or Resigned) 50s.” One comment is continuously repeated by men, women, singles, couples, and people who recover from a midlife crisis: “This book changed my life.”

New Passages

New Passages

Mapping Your Life Across Time

  • Author: Gail Sheehy
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • ISBN: 0307763765
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 528
  • View: 2677
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THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Millions of readers literally defined their lives through Gail Sheehy's landmark bestseller Passages. Seven years ago she set out to write a sequel, but instead she discovered a historic revolution in the adult life cycle. . . People are taking longer to grow up and much longer to die. A fifty-year-old woman--who remains free of cancer and heart disease-- can expect to see her ninety-second birthday. Men, too, can expect a dramatically lengthened life span. The old demarcations and descriptions of adulthood--beginning at twenty-one and ending at sixty-five--are hopelessly out of date. In New Passages, Gail Sheehy discovers and maps out a completely new frontier--a Second Adulthood in middle life. "Stop and recalculate," Sheehy writes. "Imagine the day you turn forty-five as the infancy of another life." Instead of declining, men and women who embrace a Second Adulthood are progressing through entirely new passages into lives of deeper meaning, renewed playfulness, and creativity--beyond both male and female menopause. Through hundreds of personal and group interviews, national surveys of professionals and working-class people, and fresh findings extracted from fifty years of U.S. Census reports, Sheehy vividly dramatizes these newly developing stages. Combining the scholar's ability to synthesize data with the novelist's gift for storytelling, she allows us to make sense of our own lives by understanding others like us. New Passages tells us we have the ability to customize our own life cycle. This groundbreaking work is certain to awaken and permanently alter the way we think about ourselves. "SHEEHY CLEARLY STATES IDEAS ABOUT LIFE THAT HAVE NEVER BEFORE BEEN AS CLEARLY STATED." --Los Angeles Times Book Review "AN OPTIMISTIC ANALYSIS OF ADULT DEVELOPMENT IN PESSIMISTIC TIMES. . . It is grounded in the economic and psychological realities that make adult life so complex today." --The New York Times Book Review From the Trade Paperback edition.

Understanding Men's Passages

Understanding Men's Passages

Discovering the New Map of Men's Lives

  • Author: Gail Sheehy
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 0345406907
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 298
  • View: 8901
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To her landmark studies, Passages and New Passages, the author adds another New York Times best-seller that leads men through the manifold changes and opportunities life brings after forty. Reprint.

Entry Denied

Entry Denied

Controlling Sexuality at the Border

  • Author: Eithne Luibhéid
  • Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
  • ISBN: 1452905312
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 253
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Lesbians, prostitutes, women likely to have sex across racial lines, "brought to the United States for immoral purposes, " or "arriving in a state of pregnancy" -- national threats, one and all. Since the late nineteenth century, immigrant women's sexuality has been viewed as a threat to national security, to be contained through strict border-monitoring practices. By scrutinizing this policy, its origins, and its application, Eithne Luibheid shows how the U.S. border became a site not just for controlling female sexuality but also for contesting, constructing, and renegotiating sexual identity. Initially targeting Chinese women, immigration control based on sexuality rapidly expanded to encompass every woman who sought entry to the United States. The particular cases Luibheid examines -- efforts to differentiate Chinese prostitutes from wives, the 1920s exclusion of Japanese wives to reduce the Japanese-American birthrate, the deportation of a Mexican woman on charges of lesbianism, the role of rape in mediating women's border crossings today -- challenge conventional accounts that attribute exclusion solely to prejudice or lack of information. This innovative work clearly links sexuality-based immigration exclusion to a dominant nationalism premised on sexual, gender, racial, and class hierarchies.

Fierce Conversations

Fierce Conversations

Achieving Success at Work & in Life, One Conversation at a Time

  • Author: Susan Scott
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9780425193372
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 287
  • View: 9345
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Shows how to make the most of conversations by communicating clearly and forcefully, offering advice on how to overcome barriers to meaningful conversation, confront tough issues, and leverage new skills for frictionless debate.

The Pause (Revised Edition)

The Pause (Revised Edition)

The Landmark Guide

  • Author: Lonnie Barbach
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101666684
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 336
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Since its original publication in 1993, The Pause has become known as the authoritative guide to menopause--a previously overlooked topic of great importance to women. The significant amount of new research on menopause and perimenopause amassed in recent years has led bestselling author Lonnie Barbach to completely revise and update this groundbreaking classic. Important additions include eight entirely new sections on topics such as SERMs (selective estrogen receptor modulators), phytoestrogens, and the impact of menopause on the female immune system. This additional research is combined with new information about menopause and mood, weight gain during menopausal transition, breast cancer survivors taking estrogen, the positive effect of estrogen on dementia and Alzheimer's, and new alternatives to traditional HRT (hormone replacement therapy) for managing hot flashes, improving bone density, and assisting breast cancer survivors. All together, the latest edition of The Pause is a must-have resource for any woman facing the "next third" of her life.

Cultivating the Empty Field

Cultivating the Empty Field

The Silent Illumination of Zen Master Hongzhi

  • Author: Taigen Dan Leighton,Yi Wu
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • ISBN: 146291652X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 136
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Cultivating the Empty Field is a modern translation of the core of Chinese Ch'an master Hongzhi's Extensive Record. First to articulate the meditation method known to contemporary Zen practitioners as shikantaza ("just sitting") Chinese Zen master Hongzhi is one of the most influential poets in all of Zen literature. This translation of Hongzhi's poetry, the only such volume available in English, treats readers to his profound wisdom and beautiful literary gift. In addition to dozens of Hongshi's religious poems, translator Daniel Leighton offers an extended introduction, placing the master's work in its historical context , as well as lineage charts and other information about the Chinese influence on Japanese Soto Zen. Both spiritual literature and meditation instruction, Cultivating the Empty Field is sure to inspire and delight.

Words from Silence Revised Edition

Words from Silence Revised Edition

An Invitation to Spiritual Awakening

  • Author: Leonard Jacobson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781890580063
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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This powerful book reveals the basic tenets of Leonard Jacobson's approach to spiritual awakening and enlightenment. Each page is a lyrically beautiful expression of an essential truth. Zen-like in its simplicity, it communicates directly with the heart and soul of the reader, gently inviting a response from the deepest levels of Being. This book is best read cover to cover, and then picked up again from time to time, choosing passages at random. Each reading will elicit different responses from the reader, sometimes challenging, sometimes provocative, sometimes deeply reassuring and affirming. This book is suitable for newcomers as well as experienced seekers on the spiritual path.

Audio Culture, Revised Edition

Audio Culture, Revised Edition

Readings in Modern Music

  • Author: Christoph Cox,Daniel Warner
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 1501318381
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 664
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The groundbreaking Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music (Continuum; September 2004; paperback original) maps the aural and discursive terrain of vanguard music today. Rather than offering a history of contemporary music, Audio Culture traces the genealogy of current musical practices and theoretical concerns, drawing lines of connection between recent musical production and earlier moments of sonic experimentation. It aims to foreground the various rewirings of musical composition and performance that have taken place in the past few decades and to provide a critical and theoretical language for this new audio culture. This new and expanded edition of the Audio Culture contains twenty-five additional essays, including four newly-commissioned pieces. Taken as a whole, the book explores the interconnections among such forms as minimalism, indeterminacy, musique concrète, free improvisation, experimental music, avant-rock, dub reggae, ambient music, hip hop, and techno via writings by philosophers, cultural theorists, and composers. Instead of focusing on some "crossover" between "high art" and "popular culture," Audio Culture takes all these musics as experimental practices on par with, and linked to, one another. While cultural studies has tended to look at music (primarily popular music) from a sociological perspective, the concern here is philosophical, musical, and historical. Audio Culture includes writing by some of the most important musical thinkers of the past half-century, among them John Cage, Brian Eno, Ornette Coleman, Pauline Oliveros, Maryanne Amacher, Glenn Gould, Umberto Eco, Jacques Attali, Simon Reynolds, Eliane Radigue, David Toop, John Zorn, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and many others. Each essay has its own short introduction, helping the reader to place the essay within musical, historical, and conceptual contexts, and the volume concludes with a glossary, a timeline, and an extensive discography.

The Silent Shepherd

The Silent Shepherd

The Care, Comfort, and Correction of the Holy Spirit

  • Author: John MacArthur
  • Publisher: David C Cook
  • ISBN: 0781406730
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 206
  • View: 9640
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Based on solid scriptural truths, "The Silent Shepherd" shares how God's Spirit can guide, lead, and empower every believer.

The Music of Silence

The Music of Silence

New Edition

  • Author: Andrea Bocelli
  • Publisher: Amadeus Press
  • ISBN: 1574672363
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 320
  • View: 5128
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(Amadeus). Few singers have touched as many hearts as has Andrea Bocelli. This golden-voiced tenor has sung to sold-out audiences all over the world, and his legions of admirers have included popes, presidents, and monarchs as well as some of the greatest stars of classical and popular music. In The Music of Silence , Bocelli tells his own story in the form of an autobiographical novel, naming his alter ego "Amos Bardi." He writes of a loving family that encouraged his musical gifts from an early age, and of the dedication that led to his professional breakthrough and his meteoric rise to stardom. The first edition of Bocelli's memoir was published in 1999 and focused on the success and difficulties at the beginnings of his astonishing career. This newly revised and updated edition is an even deeper and more intimate analysis of his life, loves, and losses the result of wisdom gained from the increased personal and artistic maturity gained in the subsequent decade of his life. This book will touch and captivate all Bocelli fans and those who admire perseverance in the face of great challenges.

The New Puberty

The New Puberty

How to Navigate Early Development in Today's Girls

  • Author: Louise Greenspan,Julianna Deardorff
  • Publisher: Rodale Books
  • ISBN: 1623363438
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 272
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A generation ago, fewer than 5 percent of girls started puberty before the age of 8; today, that percentage has more than doubled. Early puberty is not just a matter of physical transformation—it’s also deeply psychological, with a myriad of effects that can put a girl at higher risk for behavioral problems and long-term health challenges. In this reassuring and empowering guide, Louise Greenspan, MD, and Julianna Deardorff, PhD—two leading experts on the root causes and potential consequences of early puberty in girls—deliver vital advice on how to prevent and manage early puberty. They explain surprising triggers—from excess body fat to hormone-mimicking chemicals to emotional stressors in a girl’s home and family life—and offer highly practical strategies, including how to limit exposure to certain ingredients in personal care and household products, which foods to eat and which to avoid, ways to improve a child’s sleep routine to promote healthy biology, and more. The New Puberty is an engaging, urgently needed road map to helping young girls move forward with confidence, ensuring their future well-being.

Freeing Your Child from Anxiety

Freeing Your Child from Anxiety

Powerful, Practical Solutions to Overcome Your Child's Fears, Worries, and Phobias

  • Author: Tamar Chansky, Ph.D.
  • Publisher: Harmony
  • ISBN: 0307485110
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 320
  • View: 880
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Anxiety is the number one mental health problem facing young people today. Childhood should be a happy and carefree time, yet more and more children today are exhibiting symptoms of anxiety, from bedwetting and clinginess to frequent stomach aches, nightmares, and even refusing to go to school. Parents everywhere want to know: All children have fears, but how much is normal? How can you know when a stress has crossed over into a full-blown anxiety disorder? Most parents don’t know how to recognize when there is a real problem and how to deal with it when there is. In Freeing Your Child From Anxiety, a childhood anxiety disorder specialist examines all manifestations of childhood fears, including social anxiety, Tourette’s Syndrome, hair-pulling, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and guides you through a proven program to help your child back to emotional safety. No child is immune from the effects of stress in today’s media-saturated society. Fortunately, anxiety disorders are treatable. By following these simple solutions, parents can prevent their children from needlessly suffering today—and tomorrow. www.broadwaybooks.com From the Trade Paperback edition.

Understanding Stress Breakdown

Understanding Stress Breakdown

  • Author: William Wilkie
  • Publisher: NewLeaf
  • ISBN: 9780717129195
  • Category: Stress (Psychology)
  • Page: 176
  • View: 5375
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Explaining why stress symptoms occur, this book describes how to recognize them early, and what to do to stop stress affecting relationships. It explains why stress is harmful to health, how to deal with bullies, and how to heal post-traumatic stress disorder.

Wild at Heart

Wild at Heart

Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul

  • Author: John Eldredge
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 1400200393
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 272
  • View: 7543
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John Eldredge revises and updates his best-selling, renowned Christian classic. God designed men to be dangerous, says John Eldredge. Simply look at the dreams and desires written in the heart of every boy: To be a hero, to be a warrior, to live a life of adventure and risk. Sadly, most men abandon those dreams and desires-aided by a Christianity that feels like nothing more than pressure to be a "nice guy." It is no wonder that many men avoid church, and those who go are often passive and bored to death. In this provocative book, Eldredge gives women a look inside the true heart of a man and gives men permission to be what God designed them to be-dangerous, passionate, alive, and free.

Mastering the Silence

Mastering the Silence

Strategies for Winning the Battles of the Mind

  • Author: Doug Jones
  • Publisher: Faith Library Publications
  • ISBN: 9780892769704
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 111
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Mastering the Silence takes you on an enlightening journey that reveals the importance of maintaining your thought life. In this book, Rev. Doug Jones presents a blueprint for identifying and capturing every thought intended to defeat you.

Listening Below the Noise

Listening Below the Noise

A Meditation on the Practice of Silence

  • Author: Anne D. LeClaire
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0061353353
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 240
  • View: 7494
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When Anne D. LeClaire decided to turn an ordinary Monday into a day of silence, she viewed her experiment as a one-time occurrence. Little did she realize she had begun an inner voyage that would transform her life. In the seventeen years since, LeClaire has practiced total silence on the first and third Monday of each month. By detaching herself from the bustle of her hectic lifestyle and learning to listen to her deepest self, she has found a center from which to live—one that tests, strengthens, and heals her. In practicing silence, she has discovered her own secret garden—a cloistered, sacred, private place where true personal growth is possible. In this eloquent book—part memoir, part philosophical inquiry—LeClaire reflects on how silence can help us attend to the world around us, expand our awareness, and achieve inner peace. Silence, LeClaire contends, reminds us to pay attention to the ordinary moments of our existence. In silence we can learn how to listen, become more compassionate, ignite and nurture creativity, uncover our inner yearnings, and ultimately find peace and improve our well-being. By confronting ourselves and learning from the anxiety that arises when we are freed from distraction, we can become whole. With clarity and humor, LeClaire reveals how silence has brought joy to her life and helped her foster new connections with nature, with others, and with herself.

Before The Change

Before The Change

Taking Charge of Your Premenopause

  • Author: Ann Louise Gittleman
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0062029975
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 304
  • View: 3423
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From renowned nutritionist and author of the bestselling Fat Flush Plan comes a revised and updated guide to taking charge of your perimenopause. Filled with the latest research as well as practical tips and menus, Gittleman also incorporates timely information, especially pertaining to Hormone Replacement Therapy. Learn How You Can head off Depression and Mood Swings, Weight Shifts, Erratic Sleep, Memory Loss, and Other Changes Leading to Menopause. Take charge of your perimenopause simply, safely, and naturally! This breakthrough book details a gentle incremental program for understanding your own changes and offers a wide range of options for taking care of yourself. By following the author's proven techniques for controlling the symptoms of perimenopause, you can continue to feel great through this vital phase of your life. With this essential do–it–yourself program, you can say good–bye to hormone havoc and sail through your perimenopause, the period of about ten years leading up to menopause, by understanding and controlling its symptoms. Before the Change. .clearly explains the symptoms of perimenopause and offers a self–diagnosis quiz; .details safe and natural alternatives to hormone therapy, including healing vitamins, minerals, herbs and natural hormones.gives you a powerful Changing Diet, with tips and recipes for foods that prevent and alleviate symptoms

Cosmos

Cosmos

  • Author: Carl Sagan
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • ISBN: 0345539435
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 396
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Presents an illustrated guide to the universe and to Earth's relationship to it, moving from theories of creation to humankind's discovery of the cosmos, to general relativity, to space missions, and beyond.