Released on 2012-06-29Categories Body, Mind & Spirit

Following My Thumb

Following My Thumb

Author: Gabriel Morris

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781846948503

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 227

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Following My Thumb follows the wandering, rambling, bumbling travels of Gabriel Morris from 1990-2000. In the summer of 1990, at the age of 18, he sets off to Europe with his over-sized backpack, thumb guiding the way. He hitchhikes the entire length of Great Britain, sleeps in barns, on bridges and beaches and under benches, explores the Greek Isles, sneaks into a Parisian movie theater, spends a night at the center of the Place de la Concorde roundabout, and more. In Part 2 of the book, he spends the bulk of the mid-1990s as a wandering traveler back home in the United States, searching for something elusive: a place to call home, a community, love, adventure, meaning, purpose. He both finds and loses all to varying degrees as he attends tribal Rainbow Gatherings in the woods, falls in and out of love on the road, lives on farms and communes, and spends several months in an idyllic valley, far from civilization in the Hawaiian rainforest. The book culminates with his amazing and thought-provoking travels in the mystical land of India.
Released on 2020-11-15Categories Drama

Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina

Author: Richard Alan ummond

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781662406843

Category: Drama

Page: 278

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This book is a very personal account of my life during a two-week period in August of 2005. The timeframe begins one week prior to Hurricane Katrina, through one week after Hurricane Katrina battered the Northern Gulf of Mexico's entire coastline. The date was, August 29, 2005; the day that became my personal, "Defining Moment of Reference". In this book, I will describe the heavy toll of the losses related to my personal relationships that existed at that time, the immeasurable gains of so many new relationships that were forged out of the unexpected human kindness, comfort and love that arose out of the wreckage, and everything that falls somewhere in between all of these things. I will explain how the decisions that I made during this time period, compounded and influenced by the arrival of Hurricane Katrina, affected my life, and the lives of so many people whose existence was intertwined with mine, including, before, during and after this horrific, natural and disastrous event. This is not a story "about" Hurricane Katrina, although the entire event is described in an incredibly descriptive way that will make you feel as though you are there, with us! I lay out some very personal and traumatic details within this book, but I also explain how many negative occurrences have positive counterparts that balance the scales of life, and I take care to tell about all of these things in very honest and explicit terms. I am sure that I will be judged harshly, by some, and praised by others, as a result of releasing such intimate details about who I am and what is important to me, in this book. But none of that matters to me because the story had to be told, and in this book the entire story is told!
Released on 2015-07-07Categories Business & Economics

Thumbs Up!

Thumbs Up!

Author: Joey Reiman

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781941631201

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 681

Purpose defines you. What you do with that purpose redefines the world. Joey Reiman was told he might never move his hand again after a horrible, paralyzing accident in 1975. Refusing to accept this prognosis and give in to negative thoughts, all he wanted to do was move his thumb. "If I could just raise my thumb," Reiman thought, "the rest will follow." With this seed of what he now calls optimalism—believing that optimism creates optimal outcomes—Reiman did it. He gave himself a thumbs up. Now Reiman, the world's leading purpose branding expert and motivational speaker, will share his belief system with you. In Thumbs Up!, Reiman shows how five simple pointers will ultimately help you activate your dreams into actions. The secret to success is right at your fingertips. Your digits will guide you to: Give the world a thumbs up Point to your purpose in life Give your middle finger to fear March forth to take action Remember the little things that matter Thumbs Up! is a how-to that focuses on looking up and rising up to all you imagined you could be and determining that a life of purpose begins in the palm of your hand. Start your journey of life to deeper love, more meaningful work, better health, greater wealth, and richer faith.
Released on 2022-04-28Categories Medical

Current Concepts in Thumb Carpometacarpal Joint Disorders, An Issue of Hand Clinics, E-Book

Current Concepts in Thumb Carpometacarpal Joint Disorders, An Issue of Hand Clinics, E-Book

Author: Phillip Ross

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323986885

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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In this issue of Hand Clinics, guest editors Drs. Phillip Ross and Sarah E. Sasor bring their considerable expertise to the topic of the Thumb CMC Joint. Top experts in the field discuss different strategies for the management of problems with the thumb carpometacarpal (CMC) joint, as well as treatment options. Contains 14 relevant, practice-oriented topics including joint-preserving treatments for thumb CMC osteoarthritis; thumb CMC implant arthroplasty; revision CMC arthroplasty; diagnosis and treatment of CMC instability; and more. Provides in-depth clinical reviews on the thumb CMC joint, offering actionable insights for clinical practice. Presents the latest information on this timely, focused topic under the leadership of experienced editors in the field. Authors synthesize and distill the latest research and practice guidelines to create clinically significant, topic-based reviews.
Released on 2015-10-06Categories Health & Fitness

Ultimate Immunity

Ultimate Immunity

Author: Elson Haas

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 9781623363918

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 352

View: 908

If you think your immune system is just a simple thing that only helps you fight off colds and flus, think again. It is, in fact, a highly complex, protective, and intelligent system that can bolster health and healing from head to toe. A number of factors—from your diet, lifestyle, and the illnesses you’ve had to the medications you take or the toxins and people you interact with on a daily basis—can throw your immune system off balance, resulting in excessive inflammation that worsens allergies and pain and can even lead to serious health conditions. Don’t panic: You can feed, nourish, and teach your immune system to work better, which will result in lifelong health. In Ultimate Immunity, experts Drs. Elson Haas and Sondra Barrett guide you through a unique plan aimed at balancing, amplifying, and managing your immune health. Beginning with easy-to-understand explanations of what the immune system is, how it works, and how it fails, then moving on to five important ways to reset it, Ultimate Immunity provides the answers you need. Including diet, exercise, and stress-reduction tips, as well as testimonials from people who used these methods to overcome chronic pain and immune health issues for good, Ultimate Immunity is your guidebook to total health.
Released on 2017-07-04Categories Games & Activities

Cracking the Cube

Cracking the Cube

Author: Ian Scheffler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501121937

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 288

View: 876

Ian Scheffler, journalist and aspiring “speedcuber,” attempts to break into the international phenomenon of speedsolving the Rubik’s Cube—think chess played at the speed of Ping-Pong—while exploring the greater lessons that can be learned through solving it. When Hungarian professor Ernő Rubik invented the Rubik’s Cube (or, rather, his Cube) in 1974 out of wooden blocks, rubber bands, and paper clips, he didn’t even know if it could be solved, let alone that it would become the world’s most popular puzzle. Since its creation, the Cube has become many things to many people: one of the bestselling children’s toys of all time, a symbol of intellectual prowess, a frustrating puzzle with 43.2 quintillion possible permutations, and now a worldwide sporting phenomenon that is introducing the classic brainteaser to a new generation. In Cracking the Cube, Ian Scheffler reveals that cubing isn’t just fun and games. Along with participating in speedcubing competitions—from the World Championship to local tournaments—and interviewing key figures from the Cube’s history, he journeys to Budapest to seek a meeting with the legendary and notoriously reclusive Rubik, who is still tinkering away with puzzles in his seventies. Getting sucked into the competitive circuit himself, Scheffler becomes engrossed in solving Rubik’s Cube in under twenty seconds, the quasi-mystical barrier known as “sub-20,” which is to cubing what four minutes is to the mile: the difference between the best and everyone else. As Scheffler learns from the many gurus who cross his path, from pint-sized kids to engineering professors, it’s not just about memorizing algorithms or even solving all six sides—it’s about discovering how to solve yourself.
Released on 2008-06Categories Family & Relationships

Runners

Runners

Author: John C. Pelkey

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781434307675

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 528

View: 866

Shy Jon Perone is just getting by when an incident introduces him to the world of running. When he meets pretty Jennifer Carling, a new student in his school, he falls for her, hard. Overcoming his fear of everyone and everything to be in her life, he joins the track team and excels. Jennifer rewards his effort when she asks him to teach her how to run. However, a web of deceit and neglect rules Jennifer's life and snares Jon, ill equipped to handle both his emotions and the downward spiraling situation. Can Jon overcome the barriers of innocence, youth, and fear to succeed in life and find happiness with Jennifer? You'll have to read RUNNERS to find out.
Released on 2012-10-12Categories Performing Arts

Psychophysical Acting

Psychophysical Acting

Author: Phillip B. Zarrilli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134313358

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 258

View: 908

Psychophysical Acting is a direct and vital address to the demands of contemporary theatre on today’s actor. Drawing on over thirty years of intercultural experience, Phillip Zarrilli aims to equip actors with practical and conceptual tools with which to approach their work. Areas of focus include: an historical overview of a psychophysical approach to acting from Stanislavski to the present acting as an ‘energetics’ of performance, applied to a wide range of playwrights: Samuel Beckett, Martin Crimp, Sarah Kane, Kaite O’Reilly and Ota Shogo a system of training though yoga and Asian martial arts that heightens sensory awareness, dynamic energy, and in which body and mind become one practical application of training principles to improvisation exercises. Psychophysical Acting is accompanied by Peter Hulton’s interactive DVD-ROM featuring exercises, production documentation, interviews, and reflection.
Released on 2011-06-23Categories History

Horace: Odes IV and Carmen Saeculare

Horace: Odes IV and Carmen Saeculare

Author: Horace

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316154212

Category: History

Page:

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The Carmen Saeculare was composed and published in 17 BCE as Horace was returning to the genre of lyric which he had abandoned six years earlier; the fourth book of Odes is in part a response to this poem, the only commissioned poem we know from the period. The hardening of the political situation, with the Republic a thing of the past and the Augustan succession in the air, threw the problematic issue of praise into fresh relief, and at the same time provided an impulse towards the nostalgia represented by the poet's private world. Professor Thomas provides an introduction and commentary (the first full commentary in English since the nineteenth century) to each of the poems, exploring their status as separate lyric artefacts and their place in the larger web of the book. The edition is intended primarily for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students, but is also important for scholars.
Released on 2017-01-16Categories

The Brothers Seven

The Brothers Seven

Author: Aleksis Kivi

Publisher: Zeta Books

ISBN: 9786066970587

Category:

Page: 462

View: 891

Seitsemän veljestä (The Brothers Seven), the 1870 Finnish novel by Aleksis Kivi (1834-1872), is one of the most (in)famously unknown classics of world literature—unknown not only because so few people in the world can read Finnish, but also because the novel is so incredibly difficult to translate, the Mount Everest of translating from Finnish. It is difficult to translate not only because it blends a saturation in Homer, Shakespeare, Dante, Cervantes, and the Bible with a brilliantly stylized form of local dialect, but because it is wild, grotesque, carnivalistic, and laugh-out-loud funny on every page. It has been translated 58 times into 34 languages—but somehow the translations always seem to fall short of their flamboyant original. Douglas Robinson’s new translation is a bold attempt to remedy that. He aims to make Kivi as rhythmic, as alliterative, as brash, as grotesque, and as funny in English as he is in Finnish. Since Kivi deliberately used an archaic Finnish, but used it playfully—and since Kivi was steeped in Shakespeare, to the point of memorizing whole plays—Robinson translates him into a playful Shakespearean register. As he notes in his Preface, this makes the translation a bit difficult to read—but the original is difficult for Finns to read as well, and the Finnish readers who love Kivi (and that is most of them) read him with pleasure despite the words they don’t know, because his prose is so intensely alive.
Released on 2002-09-01Categories Health & Fitness

Offering from the Conscious Body

Offering from the Conscious Body

Author: Janet Adler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781594776236

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 264

View: 602

The exploration of the direct experience of healing and of the divine through the witnessing of movement becoming conscious. • Uses sample sessions and descriptive theory to explain the discipline. • Based on the author's 35 years of movement work. Offering from the Conscious Body reveals both the theory and practice of a unique body-based process that is cathartic, creative, healing, and mystical--as presented by Janet Adler, the presiding voice in the field. This Western awareness practice encourages the individual to experience the evolving relationship with oneself, another, the collective, and the divine through the natural impulses of conscious movement, compassionate witnessing, and clear articulation of experience. Through the vivid examples taken from her own practice, Adler demonstrates that physical movement can invite direct experience of spiritual truths. The reader is led through the multiple layers within the discipline--moving and witnessing in dyads and then groups, in the presence of a witnessing teacher--to develop a comprehensive and experiential understanding of this innovative way of work. Designed for professionals and laypersons interested in psychology, bodywork, mystic traditions, or personal transformation, the discipline of Authentic Movement is at the cutting edge of emerging Western healing practices.