Kicking Sick

Your Go-To Guide for Thriving with Chronic Health Conditions

Author: Amy Kurtz

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 1622037294

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

View: 7843


Has a chronic health issue taken over your life? More than half of us in the US are struggling with at least one. Amy Kurtz gets it. Starting in her mid-teens, she endured two perfect storms of illness that progressed into her twenties. It earned her the label “the sick chick”—and the shame, fear, isolation, and frustration that comes with it. She’s radically improved her health, and today she’s helping men and women of all ages live well regardless of their health situation. With honesty, humor, and empathy, Kicking Sick shows you how to jettison despair, tune in to your body and inner wisdom, take charge, and build an effective support circle of medical experts, friends, and family. Kicking Sick also brings you essential advice from Amy’s own A-team of experts—the ones crucial to her own turnaround: her personal physician Mark Hyman, gastroenterologist Gerard Mullin, endocrinologist Philip Felig, Crazy Sexy Cancer author Kris Carr, new thought leader Gabby Bernstein, and renowned yogi Elena Brower, plus many real life “glow warriors.”

Verb Phrase Syntax: A Parametric Study of English and Spanish

A Parametric Study of English and Spanish

Author: Karen Zagona

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400927177

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 214

View: 9601


This study is concerned with the structure of verb phrases in English and Spanish, and with syntactic processes involving VP and Vo. A primary focus of attention is auxiliary verbs. It is argued that the structure dominating these verbs is essentially the same in English and Spanish, as is the structure dominating auxiliaries and 'main' verbs in each language. It must be concluded that the occurrence of distinct syntactic processes affecting auxiliaries and other VP constituents in the two languages does not follow from parametrization of phrase structure. It is argued that similarities between the two languages with respect to the composition of so-called "V*" constructions derive from the fact that VP is licensed under both clauses of the Principle of Full Interpretation, i. e. , predication and sub categorization. Distinct syntactic processes in English and Spanish are argued to follow from the fact that there are inflectional features related to each of these licensing conditions (including specification for [ ± PAST) and nominal person/number features) which affect government relations in distinct ways, resulting in parametrization of S-structure representa tions. xi ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I wish to express my appreCiatIOn to the Department of Romance Languages at the University of Washington for support for preparation of the final manuscript, and to the Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese at the University of Virginia for a leave during which much of this research was accomplished.

The 2 x 4 Model

A Neuroscience-Based Blueprint for the Modern Integrated Addiction and Mental Health Treatment System

Author: Robert Andrew Chambers

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351650505

Category: Medical

Page: 276

View: 8218


Over a quarter century of studies have shown that addictions, mental illnesses, and their combinations (dual diagnoses) are pervasive in the general population. Meanwhile, emerging neuroscience is revealing that the neurodevelopmental basis of major mental illness and addiction diseases are tightly interconnected and often unified pathologies of the brain. This science calls into question the profound split between the addiction and mental health fields that define our fragmented research, professional training, and treatment delivery systems—a split that leaves most patients out of reach of adequate professional expertise and evidence-based standards of care. The 2 x 4 Model, as described in this translational textbook of Addiction Psychiatry, is the essential blueprint and operational manual for the fully integrated, expertly staffed, Dual Diagnosis clinic— a clinic that is maximally capable and efficient in treating the full spectrum of addictions, mental illness, and their comorbidities, through integration of psychotherapies and medications, by one team under one roof. Replication of 2 x 4 Model Clinics into a national system would allow widespread access to excellent, transparent standards of Addiction Psychiatry as a decisive measure against mass incarceration and the exploding health care crisis of untreated addictions, all while rebuilding brain health as a core public health, social and economic imperative of modern society.

Checkmate Ever After

Author: Lex Chase

Publisher: DSP Publications

ISBN: 1634764625

Category: Fiction

Page: 314

View: 7668


Super duo Rook and Garth may be in over their heads, but are they ready to take a stand when no one else will?

LIFEL1K3 (Lifelike)

Author: Jay Kristoff

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 1524713945

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 416

View: 9571


From the coauthor of the New York Times bestselling Illuminae Files comes the first book in a new series that's part Romeo and Juliet, part Terminator, and all adrenaline. On an island junkyard beneath a sky that glows with radiation, a deadly secret lies buried in the scrap. Seventeen-year-old Eve isn't looking for trouble--she's too busy looking over her shoulder. The robot gladiator she spent months building has been reduced to a smoking wreck, she's on the local gangster's wanted list, and the only thing keeping her grandpa alive is the money she just lost to the bookies. Worst of all, she's discovered she can somehow destroy machines with the power of her mind, and a bunch of puritanical fanatics are building a coffin her size because of it. If she's ever had a worse day, Eve can't remember it. The problem is, Eve has had a worse day--one that lingers in her nightmares and the cybernetic implant where her memories used to be. Her discovery of a handsome android named Ezekiel--called a "Lifelike" because they resemble humans--will bring her world crashing down and make her question whether her entire life is a lie. With her best friend Lemon Fresh and her robotic sidekick Cricket in tow, Eve will trek across deserts of glass, battle unkillable bots, and infiltrate towering megacities to save the ones she loves...and learn the truth about the bloody secrets of her past.

The Bitter Road to Dachau

Author: Robert L. Wise

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780805430738

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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In the Dachau concentration camp, a clergyman comes face to face with man's inhumanity to man and, by God's grace, propels him to a fresh understanding of life itself.

Verb Phrase Syntax

A Parametric Study of English and Spanish

Author: Karen T. Zagona

Publisher: N.A


Category: English language

Page: 213

View: 1177


Eagles where I Walk

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: New York (State)

Page: 477

View: 1332


The Revolutionary War in New York State, as seen by a well-born young surgeon in Washington's army.

Raised to the Light

Stories of Hope and Transformation

Author: Loretta Girzaitis

Publisher: St Marys Press

ISBN: 9780884896036

Category: Religion

Page: 191

View: 9757


In this powerful collection of transforming personal stories, Loretta Girzaitis shares the real life of ordinary people. Included are stories from Bud Welch, who lost his daughter in the Oklahoma City bombing; Aldona, who saw her family gunned down by the Gestapo; and Gloria, whose forgiveness of her adulterous husband restored her family and her own peace. A short reflection introduces each chapter, and a poem summarizes the experiences. Ideal for individual reading or group reflection and discussion.

Kicking the Habit

From Convent to Casualty in 1960s Liverpool

Author: Eleanor Stewart

Publisher: Lion Books

ISBN: 0745957706

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 4034


At the age of 18, Eleanor goes to France to enter a convent, After four years of struggling with the religious life, she becomes a nun, and then trains as a midwife in a large inner-city hospital in Liverpool. While Beatlemania grips the nation, she is trying to coordinate the demands of the religious life with the drama, excitement and occasional tragedy of the hospital world. Written with honesty and affection, this is an intimate portrait of convent and hospital life.

Sick and Full of Burning

Author: Kelly Cherry

Publisher: Bitingduck Press LLC

ISBN: 1886420165

Category: Fiction

Page: 163

View: 3305


Is there any hope for a hypereducated thirty-year-old med student who would like nothing better than to be taken seriously sexually? That's what Mary Tennessee Settleworth, the dislocated heroine of this unsettling and wryly comic first novel, is wondering. Tennessee, a native of Knoxville, is an all-around heretic: a Southerner who's happier up North; a Christian who favors Pelagius and free will over Augustine and original sin; a lady of urgent passions who has had no carnal engagements for a year. She has finally gone so far as to write for a men's magazine an article titled Sexual Inmates: A Cellular Study. Before it is published, however, she enters the employ and the household of one Lulu Cameron Carlisle - a whining and possessive but philanthropic Park Avenue widow who has a fine suicidal flair for pot, heavy tranquilizers, and smoking in bed - and her lame fourteen-year-old daughter, who needs a governess. All three women are badly in need of a compassionate friend - preferably human and male - who is willing and most of all able to soothe both spirit and flesh. A just about perfect first novel - bright, sassy, sad, and with talent, well, to burn, said Kirkus (starred review). Publisher's Weekly said that what critics find so lacking in much feminist literature - humor, satire, genuine pathos - this literate novel about a young woman consistently displays. The Chicago Tribune Book World exclaimed, A flawless first novel? You gotta be kidding! No kidding. And John Barkham, writing in The Philadelphia Inquirer, announced, Ms. Cherry writes like a whiz. Boson Books also offers In The Wink of an Eye by Kelly Cherry. For an author bio and photo, reviews, and a reading sample, visit

How to Be Sick

A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and Their Caregivers

Author: Toni Bernhard

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0861719263

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

View: 6654


This life-affirming, instructive, and thoroughly inspiring book is a must-read for anyone who is - or who might one day be - sick. It can also be the perfect gift of guidance, encouragement, and uplifting inspiration to family, friends, and loved ones struggling with the many terrifying or disheartening life changes that come so close on the heels of a diagnosis of a chronic condition or life-threatening illness. Authentic and graceful, How to be Sick reminds us of our endless inner freedom, even under high degrees of suffering and pain. The author - who became ill while a university law professor in the prime of her career - tells the reader how she got sick and, to her and her partner's bewilderment, stayed that way. Toni had been a longtime meditator, going on long meditation retreats and spending many hours rigorously practicing, but soon discovered that she simply could no longer engage in those difficult and taxing forms. She had to learn ways to make "being sick" the heart of her spiritual practice - and through truly learning how to be sick, she learned how, even with many physical and energetic limitations, to live a life of equanimity, compassion, and joy. And whether we ourselves are ill or not, we can learn these vital arts from Bernhard's generous wisdom in How to Be Sick.

The Sick Rose

Author: Lee Hyoseok

Publisher: Literature Translation Institute of Korea

ISBN: 8993360529

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 16

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“The Sick Rose,” published in Samcheonli munhak (Three Thousand Li of Literature) in 1938, is the first of two short stories that Lee Hyoseok names using the title of a poem in English. This one, of course, is named after a poem by William Blake. The other is “Leaves of Grass” titled after Walt Whitman’s seminal collection. Both short stories borrow themes from the poems they are named after. In the case of “The Sick Rose” the theme is prostitution and the venereal disease that can accompany the practice. Typical of Lee’s later literature, this story uses the theme of sex as a means to critique what he saw as a hypocritical sense of morality in Korean society.