Healers & Heroes

Ordinary People in Extraordinary Times

Author: Clif Cleaveland

Publisher: ACP Press

ISBN: 1930513542

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 180

View: 6367


When was the last time you sat down and read a book that made you want to stand up and cheer? Clif Cleaveland's Healers & Heroes: Ordinary People in Extraordinary Times is a collection of true stories about ordinary men and women who, through courage and fortitude, exemplify what it means to love life.

A Fork in the Road

Heroes, Healers and Happy Campers

Author: Joan Pillen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781513616964

Category: Fiction

Page: 364

View: 1920


A Fork in the Road, Book Three of the Adventure Seekers Saga, is a thrilling, uplifting adventure about courage, forgiveness and believing in miracles!

A Fork in the Road

Heroes, Healers, and Happy Campers

Author: Joan Kristin Haugan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692052983

Category: Fiction

Page: 454

View: 7672


A thrilling, uplifting adventure about courage, forgiveness and believing in miracles.

Black Heroes

Author: Jessie Carney Smith

Publisher: Omnigraphics Incorporated


Category: Reference

Page: 733

View: 4294


Celebrates the lives and accomplishments of 150 African Americans who have made a lasting and profound impact on American culture, including Marian Anderson, Shirley Chisholm, Medgar Evers, Langston Hughes, and Alex Haley.

Overcoming the Power of Difficult and Dangerous People

Author: Shirley Hancen

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465321276

Category: Self-Help

Page: 108

View: 2877


Men are not disturbed by things that happen, but by their opinions of the things that happen. Epictetus Blessed is the man who fi nds wisdom, the man who gains understanding for she (wisdom) is more profi table than silver or gold. She (wisdom) is more precious than rubies nothing you desire can compare with her her ways are pleasant ways and all her paths are peace. Proverbs, Chapter 3

From Hero to Healer

Awakening the Inner Activist

Author: Robin Youngson, Dr.

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781541158986


Page: 112

View: 1907


This is the author Robin Youngson writing directly to you... If you are a social or environmental activist, reading this little book might be the best investment you ever make. If I had known and understood these lessons earlier, it might have spared me a decade of wasted effort. I want to let you know you can also download an e-book version of my book for FREE on my website at www.herotohealer.org. I'm not crazy, I just want my work to live within the gift economy. If you value my book, you can choose to pay a 'donation' price - or just enjoy it for free. I'm a practising doctor in New Zealand and an internationally renowned leader in compassionate healthcare. I really care about building a better world. Here's the question that really bugs me: "Despite our persistent efforts, and high-profile campaigns involving millions of people, why are we not making more progress on social and environmental issues?" Instead, we are witnessing more poverty, more inequality, more chronic disease, more social breakdown, worsening pollution, and ever-increasing carbon emissions?" Could it be that the strategies we employ as activists are actually sustaining the problems we're trying to address? As honestly as I can, I share with you the five BIGGEST mistakes I made in a decade of campaigning, and how my counter-intuitive new strategies led to international success. My book builds on a TEDx talk I gave in 2016 (youtu.be/jTYSzLtbYTU). It's entitled "Perfectly broken and ready to heal." People really liked my talk but I'm not going to share their comments here. One of my new rules is non-persuasion. I just offer this book as a gift. I really hope it helps you and your great work.

Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul

Stories About Pets as Teachers, Healers, Heroes and Friends

Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1453280243

Category: Self-Help

Page: 352

View: 3622


Animals bring out the goodness, humanity and optimism in people and speak directly to our souls. This joyous, inspiring and entertaining Chicken Soup collection relates the unique bonds between animals and the people whose lives they've changed.

Chicken Soup for the Soul

Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit

Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1453279911

Category: Self-Help

Page: 480

View: 6056


Rediscover the power of inspiration with timeless stories about the everyday miracles that illuminate the best of the human spirit. Whether you're discovering Chicken Soup for the first time or are a long time fan, this volume will inspire you to be a better person, reach for your highest potential, share your love and embrace the world around you.

Animals and Teens

The Ultimate Teen Guide

Author: Gail Green

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810866560

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 272

View: 9891


Teens live in an imperfect world where people judge each other on looks, popularity, bank accounts, or clothing styles-a world where people are not always treated fairly. But animals do not care about poor test scores or bad skin; they simply love unconditionally. Such devotion makes the human-animal bond so special. In Animals and Teens: The Ultimate Teen Guide, author Gail Green illustrates various situations in which young adults become involved with animals, including providing foster care, pursuing career opportunities, or simply raising pets at home. Green shows how animals can enhance teens' lives and how teens can improve the welfare of animals that face abuse or live in shelters and wildlife preserves. Green discusses what is involved in the handling of service animals, such as dogs that provide physical assistance or horses that help with therapy. Animals and Teens also covers such basics as caring for animals and dealing with the loss of a pet. The voices in this book come from a large cross section of teens and young adults whose stories will resonate with anyone who loves animals. From helping with animal rescue to overcoming learning disabilities, these heartwarming experiences demonstrate how each of us can make a difference through the incredibly rewarding human-animal bond.

Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul

Stories of Canine Companionship, Comedy and Courage

Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1453274898

Category: Self-Help

Page: 380

View: 8841


From exciting and entertaining accounts of courage and humor to heartwarming tales of healing and learning, each touching story in this book will inspire dog lovers to rejoice in the unique bond they share with their canine companions.

Shooters, Heels and Heroes

The Life and Times of Rico Valentino

Author: Damian Mann,Dennis Smith

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781505208078


Page: 156

View: 3912


Enemies have called Rico Valentino a con-man, a tax evader and an outright liar. He's been shot at, he's been grilled in court, and some have claimed he's responsible for a few dead bodies that have never been found. What is known for sure is that Rico was a pro-wrestler seen on TV as Beatnick Rick and Rico Renaldo Valentino. He's played a few bit parts in "B" movies. He's been a wrestling promoter that helped launch his new career as an undercover for the FBI. In his spare time, he strums out a few ballads that commemorate his busts. He's been known as a tough guy, a smooth talker and a prankster. Federal agents have praised Rico's ability to slip into organizations such as the Aryan Nations and charm its leaders and then smile over their downfall. Rico's taught white supremacists how to put a death hold on their opponents, only to discover that Rico put his own death hold on them. He's worked for local police departments, the Alaska State Police and isn't shy about offering his undercover skills to any agency. He's walked into towns cold, spotted someone dealing drugs, and then persuaded a sheriff to give him $10,000 in cash to help nab the crook. He's charmed everyone and boasted he hasn't done an honest day's work in his life. Some of the crooks he's busted are incredulous, swearing that Rico couldn't have duped them even when they were hauled away in handcuffs. He's had his life threatened, only to shove the threat back down the throat of those who challenged him. From a kid growing up in the Great Depression in Nebraska, Rico learned to live larger than life.

The Healer

Author: Sharon Sala

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 146030845X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 4065


All his life, Jonah Gray Wolf has had an uncanny connection to animals and the power to heal the sick and wounded. Driven from the only home he's ever known by those who wish to harness his gift for profit, he becomes a drifter, working in out-of-the-way towns, never staying long. It's a lonely life, but Jonah knows he's still being hunted--he can't afford to get close to anyone who might learn his secret. In West Virginia he finds Luce, a tough but beautiful loner who knows all about keeping people at a distance--a kindred soul with whom he might dare to make a life. But the hunters have caught Jonah's scent again. Danger is coming to their mountain refuge--a confrontation that will be decided only by a force of nature.

They Know Us Better Than We Know Ourselves

The History and Politics of Alien Abduction

Author: Bridget Brown

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814799215

Category: History

Page: 247

View: 6839


Since its emergence in the 1960s, belief in alien abduction has saturated popular culture, with the ubiquitous image of the almond-eyed alien appearing on everything from bumper stickers to bars of soap. Drawing on interviews with alleged abductees from the New York area, Bridget Brown suggests a new way for people to think about the alien phenomenon, one that is concerned not with establishing whether aliens actually exist, but with understanding what belief in aliens in America may tell us about our changing understanding of ourselves and our place in the world. They Know Us Better Than We Know Ourselves looks at how the belief in abduction by extraterrestrials is constituted by and through popular discourse and the images provided by print, film, and television. Brown contends that the abduction phenomenon is symptomatic of a period during which people have come to feel increasingly divested of the ability to know what is real or true about themselves and the world in which they live. The alien abduction phenomenon helps us think about how people who feel left out create their own stories and fashion truths that square with their own experience of the world.

The Politics of Public Health in the United States

Author: Kant Patel,Mark E. Rushefsky

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765636454

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

View: 6132


Our public health system is primarily concerned with the promotion of health and the prevention of disease. But while everyone may agree with these goals in principle, in practice public health is a highly contentious policy arena. that is inevitably entangled with sensitive issues ranging from occupational safety and environmental hazards to health education, immunization, and treatment of addiction and sexually transmitted disease. Today however, concern for protecting the population against bio-terrorism and new epidemics such as SARS is tipping the balance back toward increased support for public health. This book focuses on the politics, policies, and methodologies of public health and the twenty-first century challenges to the public health system of the United States. It explores the system's relatively weak position in the American political culture, medical establishment, and legal system; scientific and privacy issues in public health; and the challenges posed by ecological risk and the looming threat of bio-terrorist attack. Each chapter includes study questions. The volume also includes a chronology of major laws and events in public health policy along with an extensive bibliography.