Pathways to Possibility

Author: Rosamund Stone Zander,Ben Zander

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1405932236

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 272

View: 5406


**A brand new vision for achieving human fulfilment from the NATIONAL BESTSELLING author of The Art of Possibility, Rosamund Stone Zander** Pathways to Possibility shows us that life is a story we tell ourselves, and that we have the power to change that story. In this powerful and inspiring book, family systems therapist and executive coach Rosamund Stone Zander invites readers to shed the childhood stories that hold us back, and enter a realm of true maturity and fulfilment, where limitless growth becomes possible. As children, we develop stories about how the world works, most of which get improved upon and amended over time. But some do not, even as we mature in other ways. Opinionated, self-centered and fear-driven, these child stories are the source of the behavioural and emotional patterns that hold us back. When we learn to identify and rewrite these stories, limitless growth becomes possible. She illuminates how breaking old patterns and telling a new story can transform not just our own lives, but also our relationships with others whether in a marriage, a classroom, or a business. Finally, she demonstrates how, with this new understanding of ourselves and our place within an interconnected world, we can take powerful action in the collective interest, and gain a sense of deep connection to the universe. This galvanizing book expands our notions of how much we can grow and change, whether we can affect others or the world at large, and how much freedom and joy we can experience. Stimulating and profound, it is the perfect companion to her beloved first book, The Art of Possibility.


Pathways of Possibility

Author: Saikat Majumdar

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9387146030

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 124

View: 1751


What are the avenues of postsecondary educational experience available to the student in India today? Can college education be tailored to one's specific talents and meaningful to the world at the same time? Is there indeed such a thing as native intelligence? What is the ideal education to bring such intelligences to life? What are the possible curricular relationships between the arts and the sciences; the qualitative and the quantitative, the theoretical and the experiential? How deeply should a college education be rooted in a discipline? Should one cultivate one disciplinary strength or multiple ones? What is more valued by employers - depth or range? College provides accessible answers to these questions that will resonate with students with a wide range of life aspirations. It is an erudite and interesting guide to the possibilities contained in the rapidly changing realm of higher education today. It is essential reading for current and future college students, their parents, educators and anybody interested in the rich potential in the terrain of post secondary education in post-millennial India.

The Art of Possibility

Transforming Professional and Personal Life

Author: Rosamund Stone Zander,Benjamin Zander

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101664045

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 3262


A NATIONAL BESTSELLER The perfect gift for Graduation! Rosamund Stone Zander's new book, Pathways to Possibility, is now available from Viking. Presenting twelve breakthrough practices for bringing creativity into all human endeavors, The Art of Possibility is the dynamic product of an extraordinary partnership. The Art of Possibility combines Benjamin Zander's experience as conductor of the Boston Philharmonic and his talent as a teacher and communicator with psychotherapist Rosamund Stone Zander's genius for designing innovative paradigms for personal and professional fulfillment. The authors' harmoniously interwoven perspectives provide a deep sense of the powerful role that the notion of possibility can play in every aspect of life. Through uplifting stories, parables, and personal anecdotes, the Zanders invite us to become passionate communicators, leaders, and performers whose lives radiate possibility into the world.

Courageous Learning

Finding a New Path Through Higher Education

Author: John Ebersole,William B. Patrick

Publisher: Hudson Whitman/ ECP

ISBN: 0976881314

Category: Education

Page: 234

View: 6334


The true majority of American students are working-age adults. Approximately 80% of those who need to start or finish a degree are over 25 years old, yet most institutions of higher education treat them as an afterthought. Courageous Learning offers a closer look at the needs of adult learners and provides a clear, comprehensive assessment of the adult higher education landscape. Courageous Learning underscores an urgent need for Americans to embrace a culture of lifelong learning. It is an invaluable tool for adults making the connection between learning and life success, and it is a must-have resource for educators who recognize our country's future is dependent on the ability to attract and support more courageous learners. "I applaud institutions like Excelsior and Western Governors University for being on the cutting edge, and for developing better ways to meet customers where they are. Going back to school is one of the most important, most expensive, and most impactful decisions that many of us ever make. Hopefully, this book will help returning adults make choices that are right for them." - Margaret Spellings, 8th United States Secretary

Neustart im Kopf

Wie sich unser Gehirn selbst repariert

Author: Norman Doidge

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593508397

Category: Science

Page: 382

View: 6472


Die erstaunlichen Fähigkeiten unseres Gehirns Unser Gehirn ist nicht - wie lange angenommen - eine unveränderliche Hardware. Es kann sich vielmehr auf verblüffende Weise umgestalten und sogar selbst reparieren - und das bis ins hohe Alter. Diese Erkenntnis ist die wohl sensationellste Entdeckung der Neurowissenschaften. "Dr. Doidge, ein hervorragender Psychiater und Forscher, erkundet die Neuroplastizität in Begegnungen mit Pionieren der Forschung und mit Patienten, die von den neuen Möglichkeiten der Rehabilitation profitiert haben. ... Das Buch ist ein absolut außergewöhnliches und hoffnungsvolles Zeugnis der Möglichkeiten des menschlichen Gehirns." Oliver Sacks "...ein faszinierender Abriss der jüngsten Revolution in den Neurowissenschaften!" The New York Times "Das Gehirn ist kein fertig verdrahteter Denkapparat, der im Laufe des Lebens immer weiter verschleißt. Es kann sich umorganisieren, umformen und manchmal kann es sogar wachsen. Der Psychologe Norman Doidge erklärt neueste Ergebnisse der Hirnforschung: Durch einfühlsam geschilderte Beispiele macht er sie für jedermann verständlich und nachvollziehbar." Deutschlandfunk

Charting New Pathways to C4 Rice

Author: J. E. Sheehy,Peter L. Mitchell,Bill Hardy

Publisher: Int. Rice Res. Inst.

ISBN: 971220216X

Category: Crop yields

Page: 422

View: 2409


Setting the science; C4 rice fron theory to practice; Single-cell c4 systems; The background and how C4 rice can be delivered; Setting up the consortium.

Pathways to Stillness

Reflect, Release, Renew

Author: Gary Irwin-Kenyon

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1460289005

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 198

View: 3065


This book is about stillness: What it is. How you can find it. Where it hides itself. Why it is necessary to your life. It is a beginner's guide, because with stillness, no experience is necessary. Besides, you are always a beginner in any case, because when it is present, there truly is nothing to do and nowhere to go. This book is also about learning to appreciate wandering or meandering along life's pathways. It does not contain "Six easy steps to wisdom and immortality." Rather, it offers a way to approach your journey, which you then create and discover on your own, with help! You are invited to find a Pathway to Stillness that fits "your" life. On this pathway, you often cannot see what is around the next bend. However, you need only show up for it to become a journey of curiosity, wonder, and more life. You may come to agree with the phrase, "All who wander are not lost." Although this is a book about slowing down to stillness, it is a "pickup-and-go" book that can be read in short segments within a busy life. The stillness stories and the easy to learn relax-into-stillness movements can be enjoyed in any order that suits you. You can linger with those that speak to you the most. With this book, you can practise stillness while waiting for an appointment, before going to sleep, or whenever you can steal some time for yourself....

Institutional Pathways to Equity

Addressing Inequality Traps

Author: Anthony J. Bebbington,Anis A. Dani,Arjan de Haan,Michael Walton

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821370148

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

View: 4428


Questions of equity and inequality have moved to the center of debates on development and poverty reduction. This reflects growing awareness that even countries with high rates of growth can experience stagnating or increasing inequality, and that inequality can itself limit the poverty reducing effects of growth. Indeed, recent work indicates that, in addition to its intrinsic value, equity should be valued for its positive impacts on growth and the poverty-reducing effects of such growth. These concerns are coupled with questions of governance. This is because institutional arrangements affect not only overall rates of growth but also the distributional effects of growth, and are themselves more or less equitable in their structure and functioning. How given institutional arrangements emerge over time, with their implications for growth and equity, remains less understood. 'Institutional Pathways to Equity: Addressing Inequality Traps' tackles the relationship between equity and development, the place of institutions in determining these relationships, and the conditions under which particular institutional arrangements can either block or promote transitions toward more equitable forms of development. The chapters, originally commissioned as background documents for the preparation of the World Development Report 2006, are prepared by leading scholars from the fields of economics, political science, sociology, geography, and development studies. The book speaks directly to current discussions on inequality, poverty, and growth and will contribute to the construction of a historically informed political economy of development. The book specifically highlights the importance of inequality, institutional change through social mobilization, and institutional change through state policies. The authors show that, under certain conditions, state institutions can and have taken a leading role in promoting policies to redress inequitable social relations and so weaken the social foundations of inequality traps.

Essentials of Child and Adolescent Psychopathology

Author: Linda Wilmshurst

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118840208

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

View: 1201


A concise guide to the fundamentals of child psychopathology,complete with the latest developments Essentials of Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, SecondEdition provides a concise, accessible overview of the majortheories, assessment practices, and key issues. This updatedSecond Edition describes the significant changes in the wayDSM™-5 conceptualizes disorders in children and adolescents,and includes a new chapter on child abuse, child maltreatment, andself-injurious behavior. Using practical case examples toillustrate key points, the book addresses specific disorders andproblems prevalent among this age group—including anxiety,mood disorders, and traumatic stress. Each chapter featuresreader-friendly elements like Rapid Reference, Caution, and Don'tForget boxes that call out important information, facilitating easylook-up and quick navigation. This invaluable resource fills the need for an overview of themost current issues and changes in the field, allowing readersto: Review the development, theories, and influences in child andadolescent psychopathology Understand neurodevelopmental disorders including intellectualand developmental disabilities, ADHD, and specific learningdisabilities or disorders Compare and contrast the manifestations of internalized vs.externalized disorders Examine later-onset disorders and special topics includingeating disorders, substance abuse, and trauma-relateddisorders The book also includes appendices on ethical conduct, assessmentinstruments, and IDEA 2004, providing readers the guidance andtools that can help increase positive outcomes. Whether used as asecondary text or as a professional reference, Essentials ofChild and Adolescent Psychopathology, Second Edition providesan authoritative briefing on this evolving area of practice.

Pathways of Human Development

Explorations of Change

Author: Jay A. Mancini,Karen A. Roberto

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739136881

Category: Social Science

Page: 410

View: 661


Pathways of Human Development uses theoretical perspectives from developmental, social, and behavioral sciences to examine the many ways that individuals, families, and communities intersect and interface. Focusing on the impact of change on human development, including its antecedents, processes, and consequences, the chapters examine a range of topics such as health and adaptation; social anxiety disorder; protective factors and risk behaviors; parent-child relationships; adolescent sexuality; intergenerational relationships; family stress and adaptation; and community resilience. By extending human development theorizing across these pivotal life-changing issues, this volume offers a comprehensive map of the trajectories of development among individuals, families, and communities.

The Grateful Life

The Secret to Happiness, and the Science of Contentment

Author: Nina Lesowitz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1632280000

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 618


The Grateful Life is a guide to discovering – and realizing – one’s dreams though a positive attitude. Through years of research and practice, authors Nina Lesowitz and Mary Beth Sammons have discovered that grateful living can transform lives. Grateful people are happier people. They are healthier and less stressed. They report much higher levels of satisfaction with their relationships, and are less likely to credit “luck” with the good fortune of others. This book contains inspiring stories about those who practice gratitude as a spiritual practice to rise out of adversity to new life, and it will also show how grateful living is central to the good life and to attracting abundance. Filled with motivational quotes, resources and exercises, The Grateful Life will help people on their journey to create the life they’ve always wanted. Taking the concept of Living Life as a Thank You to the next level, The Grateful Life includes absorbing and transformative stories from the frontlines of real people, who unveil the secret to achieving success – big and small in life.

Pathways to People

Author: Leonard W. Doob

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300105506

Category: Psychology

Page: 344

View: 6109


In this wide-ranging and fascinating book, Leonard Doob explores what we know about human action and interaction in order to show how people succeed or fail in their constant attempts to understand each other. He organizes our ways of knowing each other into two sorts of pathways to people.

Pathways to Heaven

Contesting Mainline and Fundamentalist Christianity in Papua New Guinea

Author: Holger Jebens

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845453343

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 2128


How does global Christianity relate to processes of globalisation and modernization and what form does it take in different local settings? These questions have lately proved to be of increasing interest to many scholars in the social sciences and humanities. This study examines the tensions, antagonisms and outright confrontations that can occur within local Christian communities upon the arrival of global versions of fundamentalism and it does so through a rich and in-depth ethnographic study of a single case: that of Pairundu, a small and remote Papua New Guinean village whose population accepted Catholicism, after first being contacted in the late 1950s, and subsequently participated in a charismatic movement, before more and more members of the younger generation started to separate themselves from their respective catholic families and to convert to one of the most radical and fastest growing religious groups not only in contemporary Papua New Guinea but world-wide: the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. This case study of local Christianity as a lived religion contributes to an understanding of the social and cultural dynamics that increasingly incite and shape religious conflicts on a global scale.

Pathways to Peace

Lessons to Inspire Peace in the Early Childhood Classroom

Author: Kimberly Paquette

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440161313

Category: Education

Page: 108

View: 4372


The desire for peace is universal. Peace education can provide children with the tools necessary to deal with change and adversity throughout their lives. In today's fast-paced, technology-rich world, it can be tempting to join the race and work to an end result at breakneck speeds. However, without slowing down and showing children what the world has to offer, children will not know the beauty the world holds, that which is worth protecting, nor will they be inclined to see the beauty and spirit of those around them. Peace education can be a lesson in the art of simplicity. It can also be a lesson in turning inward to find calm in the midst of chaos. Peace education, when presented in a well thought-out manner, can inspire children to be the future peacemakers of our world and ultimately lead this future generation toward the development of a peaceful planet. Humankind has been working for and promoting peace since the beginning of history, and during this time many have agreed that the most effective and promising way to promote peace in the world is to begin with a child. In Pathways to Peace, author Kimberly Paquette presents a peace-based curriculum to provide children with the tools to construct and build a peaceful tomorrow through exposure to peaceful symbols, practices, and language. Combining Gardner's Multiple Intelligence Theory and Montessori education, Pathways to Peace promotes peace and its practice in the classroom. Geared for three- to six-year-old students, this guide includes both theory and a curriculum where teachers can incorporate peace in all aspects of the classroom. The guide encompasses lessons for each of the multiple intelligences and can be adapted for use in schools, religious education programs, after-school programs, summer camps, and other areas. Pathways to Peace presents a curriculum to allow peace to manifest itself in the hearts of children, who are the earth's salvation. The mission of peace education is to show children the path that would lead the world toward true peace.

Pathways to Peace

The Transformative Power of Children and Families

Author: James F. Leckman,Catherine Panter-Brick,Rima Salah

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262027984

Category: Medical

Page: 480

View: 3051


Can more peaceful childhoods promote a culture of peace? Increasing evidence from a broad range of disciplines shows that how we raise our children affects the propensity for conflict and the potential for peace within a given community. In this book, experts from a range of disciplines examine the biological and social underpinnings of child development and the importance of strengthening families to build harmonious and equitable relations across generations. They explore the relevance to the pursuit of peace in the world, highlight directions for future research, and propose novel approaches to translate knowledge into concrete action.The contributors describe findings from research in biology, neuroscience, evolution, genetics, and psychology. They report empirical evidence on children living in violent conditions, resilience in youth, and successful interventions. Their contributions show that the creation of sustainable partnerships with government agencies, community leaders, policy makers, funders, and service providers is a key ingredient for success. Taken together, they suggest possible novel approaches to translate knowledge into concrete action.

Five Pathways to Wholeness

Author: Roger Hurding

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 0281070377

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 6030


Five Pathways to Wholeness examines a variety of approaches to pastoral care: biblical counselling, the healing ministries, pastoral counselling, spiritual direction and social change. Bringing together material from a range of sources, and offering numerous engaging real-life illustrations, the author compares and evaluates each of the five approaches in its own right. At the same time, he encourages those who favour a particular pathway to respect and understand the raison d'etre of the other four. All five, he believes, can move to a more truly 'integrational' theological and psychological viewpoint.

Pathways to Social Class

A Qualitative Approach to Social Mobility

Author: Daniel Bertaux,Paul Richard Thompson

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412830560

Category: Social Science

Page: 334

View: 9311


Calling for a broader, new approach to social mobility research,Pathways to Social Class: A Qualitative Approach to Social Mobility moves beyond pure statistics to use qualitative techniques--such as life stories and family case studies--to examine more closely the dynamics of mobility and address more fundamental sociological questions. Up to now, the extensive sociological literature on mobility has been based around the survey method. As a result, we have access to abundant statistical data, but there is little information available to explain how and why people follow particular life paths. To overcome these limitations, Bertaux and Thompson have developed an alternative, complementary approach using life stories, case histories of whole families over several generations, or case studies of local communities. Employing the case-study approach does not prevent the identification of structural trends; on the contrary, it allows us to analyze those collective processes through their local effects, restoring the links with classics of sociological thought. Bertaux and Thompson tackle such problems as: What exactly is transmitted between generations; is it wealth or land, occupational models or skills, social networks, or values and orientations? What kinds of assets can immigrants draw on? How can a social elite survive the upheaval of a popular revolution? What is the impact of marriage on the mobility of men and women? How far can belonging to one locality rather than another, or choosing a particular house, shape mobility paths and aspirations? Do dreams of mobility matter? This volume promises to inspire other sociologists towards the richly revealing and highly significant findings that a broader-based-approach to social mobility will enable. Daniel Bertaux is the director of research at the Centre d'?tude des Mouvements Sociaux of the CNRS and EHESS in Paris. His many publications on social mobility and on life stories include Destins Personnels et Struture de Classe and Biography and Society. Paul Thompson is a research professor in sociology at the University of Essex. His books include The Edwardians, The Voice of the Past, I Don't Feel Old, and The Myths We Live By. His is co-editor with Bertaux of Between Generations: Family Models, Myths and Memories.

Pathways to Knowledge

Private and Public

Author: Alvin I. Goldman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198031734

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

View: 1573


How can we know? How can we attain justified belief? These traditional questions in epistemology have inspired philosophers for centuries. Now, in this exceptional work, Alvin Goldman, distinguished scholar and leader in the fields of epistemology and mind, approaches such inquiries as legitimate methods or "pathways" to knowledge. He examines the notion of private and public knowledge, arguing for the epistemic legitimacy of private and introspective methods of gaining knowledge, yet acknowledging the equal importance of social and public mechanisms in the quest for truth. Throughout, he addresses this opposition but proposes a rigorous framework that resolves such tensions, making this collection of papers one of the most important contributions to the theory of knowledge in recent years.

Pathways to Reconciliation

Between Theory and Practice

Author: Philipa Rothfield,Cleo Fleming,Paul A. Komesaroff

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754675136

Category: Political Science

Page: 194

View: 1692


Drawing on fields in the social sciences and humanities, including post structuralism, hermeneutics, subaltern studies and social theory, and elaborated in relation to contemporary sites of conflict and peace-making, this collection brings together a unique range of perspectives on the complex issue of reconciliation while offering responses to the key questions being asked of it today.

Regional Pathways to Complexity

Settlement and Land-use Dynamics in Early Italy from the Bronze Age to the Republican Period

Author: P. A. J. Attema,G.-J. L. M. Burgers,Martijn van Leusen

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9089642765

Category: Social Science

Page: 235

View: 5889


Deze bundel is een mijlpaal in het onderzoek naar de Oude Middellandse Zee. Met behulp van een vergelijkende aanpak, zijn drie verschillende regionale landschappen van Italièe uitvoerig onderzocht door archeologen. Om een zeer gedetailleerd beeld te krijgen van de ontwikkeling van menselijke activiteiten van de late Bronstijd tot de opkomst van het Romeinse Rijk, is er minutieus onderzoek gedaan naar nederzettingen, heiligdommen en begraafplaatsen. De milieugeschiedenis van deze gebieden en de geschiedenis van het door mensen gebruikte land zijn parallel geanalyseerd door gespecialiseerde projecten. Wat ontstaat, is een ongeèevenaarde reeks van inzichten in hoe regionale samenlevingen zich intern ontwikkelen en reageren op externe interventies zoals het kolonialisme, imperialisme en internationale handel.