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Wintering

By Katherine May
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 9780593189504
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! AS HEARD ON NPR MORNING EDITION AND ON BEING WITH KRISTA TIPPETT “Katherine May opens up exactly what I and so many need to hear but haven't known how to name.” —Krista Tippett, On Being “Every bit as beautiful and healing as the season itself. . . . This is truly a beautiful book.” —Elizabeth Gilbert "Proves that there is grace in letting go, stepping back and giving yourself time to repair in the dark...May is a clear-eyed observer and her language is steady, honest and accurate—capturing the sense, the beauty and the latent power of our resting landscapes." —Wall Street Journal An intimate, revelatory book exploring the ways we can care for and repair ourselves when life knocks us down. Sometimes you slip through the cracks: unforeseen circumstances like an abrupt illness, the death of a loved one, a break up, or a job loss can derail a life. These periods of dislocation can be lonely and unexpected. For May, her husband fell ill, her son stopped attending school, and her own medical issues led her to leave a demanding job. Wintering explores how she not only endured this painful time, but embraced the singular opportunities it offered. A moving personal narrative shot through with lessons from literature, mythology, and the natural world, May's story offers instruction on the transformative power of rest and retreat. Illumination emerges from many sources: solstice celebrations and dormice hibernation, C.S. Lewis and Sylvia Plath, swimming in icy waters and sailing arctic seas. Ultimately Wintering invites us to change how we relate to our own fallow times. May models an active acceptance of sadness and finds nourishment in deep retreat, joy in the hushed beauty of winter, and encouragement in understanding life as cyclical, not linear. A secular mystic, May forms a guiding philosophy for transforming the hardships that arise before the ushering in of a new season.

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An unforgettable memoir about growing up Southern, grappling with faith, and confronting a childhood colored by religion, Bible Belt culture, and a mother who minces words better than a food processor A child stumbles upon a vintage photograph and glimpses salvation. A young girl vanishes in a famous cavern when she runs away from her tour group. A hijacked plane circles overhead, its passengers’ lives in jeopardy. A mystical stranger, a refugee from the Holocaust, seals off her secrets behind an elusive smile. From simple blessings to historical tragedies to random twists of fate, This Boy’s Faith plumbs the uncanny mysteries and surprising revelations at the heart of a Southern Baptist childhood. Hamilton Cain came to Jesus on a trampoline, or as his devout parents described it, “He just jumped and bounced his way to the Lord.” Growing up in Tennessee in the 1970s and ’80s, he set himself on the path to becoming the best Baptist boy he could be. The veil between the concrete and the magical shimmered all around him, nourishing his soul. Religion was a map to help him navigate his life, to steer away from the reefs of temptation. Yet as he grew older, Hamilton began to notice fractures and cracks in a world that had once promised sanctuary and transcendence, perils threatening to shatter the protective shell of family and community. Like an escape artist, he cut himself free from his evangelical milieu, and eventually gravitated north, to cosmopolitan New York. Twenty years later, the smooth flow of Hamilton’s life reversed itself yet again when his first child was born with a grave genetic disease. Thrown into a chasm of confusion and despair, he found the primal voices of his original culture reaching out to him. He picked up that faded, half-forgotten script to see what values, if any, could steady him in the here and now. The result is a story of growing up Baptist, and then growing up. Haunting, evocative, and gorgeously written, Hamilton Cain’s debut will resonate with fans of poignant personal memoir, readers interested in faith and spirituality, and anyone who has known what it’s like to engage the complexities and contradictions of one’s past.

On the Spectrum

By Daniel Jr. Bowman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Brazos Press
  • Isbn : 9781493431120
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 543
  • File Pdf: on-the-spectrum.pdf

Book Summary:

Nearly everyone knows someone on the autism spectrum, whether it's a niece or nephew, a student in their classroom, a coworker, or a sibling, spouse, or child. One in 54 children has autism, according to the CDC, and autism is reported across racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. Yet most of what people think they know about autism is wrong. On the Spectrum debunks myths with a realistic yet hope-filled deep dive into the heart, mind, and life of a Christian. Daniel Bowman, a novelist, poet, and professor, received an autism diagnosis at age thirty-five after experiencing crises in his personal and professional life. The diagnosis shed light on his experience in a new, life-giving way. In this captivating book, Bowman reveals new insights into autism, relationships, faith, and the gift of neurodiversity. Rather than viewing autism as a deficiency, Bowman teaches readers--through stories of his heartbreaks and triumphs--authentic ways to love their neighbors as themselves, including their autistic neighbors who are fearfully and wonderfully, if differently, made.

Self-care for Tough Times

By Suzy Reading
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Aster
  • Isbn : 9781783254019
  • Pages : 231
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reads : 700
  • File Pdf: self-care-for-tough-times.pdf

Book Summary:

'I hope this book can empower people with simple, potent ways to feel better right now, to access calm and move through the waves of all their emotions.' Self-care for Tough Times is a gentle yet powerful toolkit to help during difficult times, such as the end of a relationship, loss of a loved one, career change and times of heightened emotions or anxiety. These are the times when self-care is most important and yet often forgotten, but just a few small moments can make a huge difference to how we feel, how we release emotions rather than bottle them up and how we ride the ups and downs. Practices include: Instant tension release exercises for the hands, shoulders, neck and face Pre-bedtime rituals to help with disturbed sleep Breathing exercises to calm the nervous system and reduce anxiety Soothing scents Releasing stuck emotions Learning how to relax and let go Keeping tech use healthy Questions to reflect on Anxiety, fear, anger, uncertainty and grief are all addressed, while Suzy also explores how stress and emotional trauma are held in the body, and how these may be gently released through touch, movement and breath. The practices included within are designed to promote healing and hope, and many are quick and easy for times when you feel exhausted or vulnerable so that you can both cope in the moment during tough times, then recover and restore after these difficult chapters of life. 'We will revive a weary body. We will refresh a tired mind.'

Summary & Analysis of Wintering

By SNAP Summaries
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : SNAP Summaries
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 653
  • File Pdf: summary-analysis-of-wintering.pdf

Book Summary:

PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. SNAP Summaries is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. If you are the author, publisher, or representative of the original work, please contact info[at]snapsummaries[dot]com with any questions or concerns. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: https://amzn.to/3t94lUi In Wintering, Katherine May recounts how she dealt with a series of physical and emotional challenges and offers the lessons she learned along the way. What does this SNAP Summary Include? - Synopsis of the original book - Key takeaways from each chapter - Why sadness is a valuable skill and how we can learn it - What nature can teach us about enduring periods of hardship - Editorial Review - Background on Katherine May About the Original Book: When her husband fell ill, her own abdominal pains worsened, and her son became too anxious to go to school, May had to work through an emotional load of fear, uncertainty, and inadequacy. Her winter, her season of being in the cold, had come. Looking to nature—to trees and dormice and reindeer—she realized that only humans resisted winter. Every other living organism recognized the seasonal changes and hunkered down. Part memoir and part self-help, Wintering is an invitation to embrace sadness, loneliness, despair, failure, pain, difficult transitions, and all the other unpleasant challenges that are an inevitable part of life. The only way through the cold and darkness of our personal winters, May observes, is to let it in, feel it, and let it guide us to what we need. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, Wintering. SNAP Summaries is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. If you are the author, publisher, or representative of the original work, please contact info[at]snapsummaries.com with any questions or concerns. Please follow this link: https://amzn.to/3t94lUi to purchase a copy of the original book.

Creating Wellbeing and Building Resilience in the Veterinary Profession

By Sonja A. Olson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Isbn : 9781000540161
  • Pages : 228
  • Category : Medical
  • Reads : 937
  • File Pdf: creating-wellbeing-and-building-resilience-in-the-veterinary-profession.pdf

Book Summary:

A Call to Life aims to help veterinary caregivers increase self-efficacy, decrease unnecessary suffering, and increase sustainability in their mission to support animal health around the world. The veterinary profession is powered by dedicated, bright, and selfless individuals. Unfortunately, the long-standing and dysfunctional culture in classrooms and practices around the world expects veterinary caregivers to be ready to sacrifice everything – their time, their health, their personal lives – in the name of being deemed qualified and ‘worthy.’ Integrating real-life stories from a range of veterinary caregivers with evidence-based theory, practical activities, discussion and reflection points, and insights drawn from the author’s own experiences, the book empowers veterinarians by showing that they have the ability and the control to choose a healthier way forward for themselves and for their profession. It describes how to: Normalize the conversation around mental and emotional health challenges in caregiving environments Discuss and collaboratively create systemic solutions that promote healthier ‘ecosystems’ for vets to work within Develop the skills of reframing, mindfulness, and self-care strategy implementation supporting holistic veterinary well-being Collectively choose to shift the framework of professional conversations towards psychological safety, optimism, and purpose-driven experiences. Creating Wellbeing and Building Resilience in the Veterinary Profession: A Call to Life uniquely combines shared experiences (personal stories) with academic research into the contributing factors of compassion fatigue and how to counter these. Normalizing the conversation in the profession, it provides a wide array of possible solutions to build resilience and to shape a culture of collaboration and support where caregivers can flourish.

Inner Alchemy of Wintering

By Taylor Ellwood
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Taylor Ellwood
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 162
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reads : 878
  • File Pdf: inner-alchemy-of-wintering.pdf

Book Summary:

Restore and reinvent yourself through the inner alchemy of wintering Sometimes we hit spiritual burnout because of events in our lives, or in our spiritual work, or because we’ve just hit the wall and can’t go any further. We hit a state of wintering, where we need to rest, reflect, and reinvent ourselves. In this book you will learn: What wintering is and how it applies to spiritual and magical work. How to make peace with spiritual burnout, instead of trying to fight it. Why we need to integrate rest and reflection into your spiritual and magical work. How to discover what is truly essential in the face of burnout. How to use the ritual of reinvention to transform your life. If you’ve hit a state of burnout or wintering, this book will help you work through those states. You’ll learn how to use the inner alchemy of wintering to turn the burnout in your life into inspiration that drives the reinvention of your life through practical magic.

Climate Change Coaching: The Power of Connection to Create Climate Action

By Charly Cox,Sarah Flynn
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • Isbn : 9780335250066
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 982
  • File Pdf: climate-change-coaching.pdf

Book Summary:

Climate change is not just an environmental problem, it’s a human one. Yet as humans, we are not changing fast enough for ourselves and our planet. Our sense of powerlessness and the belief that our actions won’t make a difference is holding us back from taking action and working on the psychological dimension of change could make the difference to moving us forward. In this transformative book, climate change coaching trailblazers Charly Cox and Sarah Flynn explain why changing for our climate is so hard and why coaching offers a key to affecting behaviour. With practical, easy-to-grasp skills that shift mindsets and motivate action they show how to build connection using a coaching approach, to overcome resistance and empower people to embrace change. If people often tell you “What difference can I really make?” or “How can we possibly succeed?” then Climate Change Coaching will help you: •Understand the psychological barriers to change, and how to address them •Gain practical, connection-building skills to have more impact in every conversation •Build stronger, more trusting relationships to make long-term change more likely •Develop a new perspective on how individual change leads to systems change •Discover how to help organisations succeed at change and what creates social change •Learn to coach and support yourself to manage stress and avoid burnout Whether you are changing an organisation, engaging a community, or coaching individuals, this book will change the way that you connect and how you influence. With example conversations and real-life stories from 40 practitioners from the worlds of sustainability, business, academia and coaching, it will show you how coaching skills are being used individually and organisationally to galvanise climate action. “This practical guide fills many of the gaps, with tools that can help us become better allies to each other in supporting the personal and systemic shifts needed in our time.” Chris Johnstone, co-author of Active Hope and trainer at ActiveHope.Training “Climate Change Coaching is an invaluable resource for anyone working in sustainability today.” Patrick Burgi, Co-Founder of South Pole Charly Cox is an award-winning climate change coach and Founder of Climate Change Coaches. A professional coach for ten years, Charly specialises in developing leaders in environmentally focused businesses. She has a background in the creative sector and worked for seven years in West Africa. Sarah Flynn is a psychologist and coach who supports sustainability professionals to thrive as they create change in the world. With a background in research, she specialises in the psychology of change and resilience, and teaches on the topic of ‘Resilience for Sustainability Professionals’ at Cambridge University. Charly and Sarah are both International Coach Federation Professional Certified Coaches and trained Organisational, Relationship and Systems Coaches.

Inner Alchemy of Internal Work

By Taylor Ellwood
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Magical Experiments Publications
  • Isbn : 9798508252106
  • Pages : 179
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reads : 743
  • File Pdf: inner-alchemy-of-internal-work.pdf

Book Summary:

Transform your life with internal work Some occultists will tell you that internal work isn’t REAL magical work. What they don’t know is that an unexamined life leads to lots of reactive magic, where you try to solve your problems, only to have those same problems occur again and again. How do you get out of that cycle of reactive magic? By learning how to apply internal work to your life… In Inner Alchemy of Internal Work I introduce you to the processes and methods of internal work and share why internal work can help you take proactive control of your life and lead to better results with your spiritual practice. In this book you will also learn: What internal work actually is, and why its a lot more than just shadow work and psychology. How to apply meditation, pathworking and other magical techniques as forms of internal work that transform your life. How to dissolve and release stress, tension, and emotional reactivity from your life. How to work through trauma using internal work. If you’re tired of living a reactive life, and you want to go deeper in your magical practice and get better results, this book will show you how to apply internal work to your life.

The Art of Astonishment

By Alice Brittan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Isbn : 9781501383595
  • Pages : 232
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reads : 716
  • File Pdf: the-art-of-astonishment.pdf

Book Summary:

Part literary history, part personal memoir, Alice Brittan's beautifully written The Art of Astonishment explores the rich intellectual, religious, and philosophical history of the gift and tells the interconnected story of grace: where it comes from and what it is believed to accomplish. Covering a remarkable range of materials-from The Epic of Gilgamesh, The Iliad, and the tragedies of Classical Greece, through the brothers Grimm and Montaigne, to C. S. Lewis, Toni Morrison, J. M. Coetzee, Elena Ferrante, Karl Ove Knausgaard, and Jhumpa Lahiri-Brittan moves with ease from personal story to myth, to theology, to literature and analysis, examining the nature of social and communal obligation, the role of the intellectual in times of crisis, and the pleasures of reading. In the 21st century, we might imagine grace as a striking and refined quality that is pleasurable to encounter but certainly not fundamental to anyone's existence or to the beliefs and practices that hold us together or drive us apart. For millennia, though, it has been recognized as essential to the vitality of inner life, as well as to the large-scale shifts in perspective and legislation that improve the way we live as a society. Grace is also astonishing-always-as the enormously insightful readings in The Art of Astonishment show. Brittan reveals the concept's breadth as sacred and secular, ancient and recent, lived and literary. And in so doing, she shows us how the act of reading is like grace-social but personal, pleasurable and essential.

Breaking Free from Long Covid

By Lucy Gahan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Isbn : 9781839973512
  • Pages : 194
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Reads : 285
  • File Pdf: breaking-free-from-long-covid.pdf

Book Summary:

Making visible the real effects of Long Covid on people and their lives, this guide explores the issues of living with the condition, helping people to make sense of their experiences on the road to recovery. Rooted in the author's personal story of having Long Covid since April 2020, the book offers ideas from Narrative Therapy as a lens through which to address the emotional impact of Long Covid, and shares practical strategies for managing symptoms and regaining quality of life. Acknowledging that recovery is unpredictable, the book sheds light on the often invisible challenges faced by people living with chronic conditions, such as managing pacing and rest in a world that values productivity, the impact of illness on relationships, coping in the context of a pandemic, and negotiating day to day life when you are living between illness and wellness. Also drawing on the author's expertise as a Clinical Psychologist working in physical health, Breaking Free from Long Covid offers ideas for reconnecting with what matters most to you when illness threatens to take over your life.

Step Into You

By Lorraine Murphy
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hachette Australia
  • Isbn : 9780733647697
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 421
  • File Pdf: step-into-you.pdf

Book Summary:

Are you lacking motivation or feeling overwhelmed, burnt out or not sure where you want life to take you next? Are you feeling like a 'low res' version of yourself, having focused all your energy on your career, your family or your community? If you answered 'yes', it's time to re-set. In Step Into You, entrepreneur and mentor Lorraine Murphy shares her best advice on how to re-focus on you and your personal version of success. She presents essential tips, advice and hacks that have transformed her own life, as well as real, raw and relatable examples from other busy women. Covering everything from growing a healthy mindset, getting shit done, developing your unique vision and goals, putting self-care first, progressing your career, managing your relationships and getting to grips with parenting, you'll feel like you've had a one-on-one mentoring session with Lorraine and will be recharged and ready to step into your best life.

Peace Is a Practice

By Morgan Harper Nichols
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Isbn : 9780310361725
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 502
  • File Pdf: peace-is-a-practice.pdf

Book Summary:

When you breathe in all the grace available to you and release everything that is outside of your control, you'll discover peace that surpasses your circumstances. All it takes is practice. If you feel overwhelmed with anxiety about the future, you're far from alone. For many of us, when we're not worrying about what is to come, we find ourselves wrestling with things from the past. Where does that leave us today? Morgan Harper Nichols has learned the answer to this question. She has examined stories from her own life and the lives of people around the world and noticed a common thread: we all long for peace. We're all seeking light and life. But these things don't happen passively. Peace Is a Practice invites you to become a peacemaker in your own life, starting right where you are, and in some of the most unexpected places. As these words and images inspire you to take daily steps toward peace, you'll uncover the key to: Embracing the beauty of the present Letting go of regret of the past and fear of the future Developing a path toward meaning and authenticity Approaching life's challenges with faith and a calm confidence Feeling peace even in the midst of uncertainty or difficult times In every moment, there is something as deep and boundless as a winding river waiting to be found--a true peace that flows, beckoning you to rest . . . and be still.

The Joyful Women's Guide to Self-Care

By Kandice Cole
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hybrid Global Publishing
  • Isbn : 9781951943790
  • Pages : 150
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 200
  • File Pdf: the-joyful-women-s-guide-to-self-care.pdf

Book Summary:

What do you think of when you hear the word self-care? For many people, images of bubble baths, candles, sitting for a long time in silence come to mind. But honestly--who has the time for that when you're juggling a hectic schedule? And if we're really being honest, how do you not feel guilty when so many other people need your time and attention? It almost feels like burnout is just the norm for busy women. Take control of your self-care journey in four easy steps: Refresh, Reset, Restore, Reclaim. In these four steps, you will learn to take control of their own self-care journey and: Practice self-care when you feel good and when you feel exhausted. Shift your mindset and beat overwhelm before it starts. Embrace your creativity to express new ideas and release stuck emotions. Take back your time, your mindset, and reclaim your own personal self-care journey. The Joyful Woman's Guide to Self-Care is changing the conversation and helping busy women to practice sustainable self-care and prevent burnout before it starts.