This book chronicles the author's experience with sobriety and recovery, offering relief and hope to recovering substance abusers and their loved ones. With optimism and humor, the author explores an enduringly human struggle--living with a consciousness addicted to alteration. "Lord have mercy. When I read The High Points of Sobriety, so many memories of my drinking and using days came flooding back. This book makes me so glad I got sober"--Leslie Jordan, Emmy Award-winning actor, playwright and author While documenting the world of active addiction and his recovery from substance abuse, the author guides others on their own journey with sobriety. Chapters provide reminders and meditations to the newly recovering; lists of activities and life experiences to enjoy in sobriety; insights into a world seen through "clear" eyes; etiquette for the refined recoverer; behavioral observations and humorous anecdotes from addicts on the mend. Wrapped in satire and wit, this honest, funny, and personally reflective guidebook will be recognizable and helpful to recovering addicts and to their friends and families.
Can the Shambhala Buddhist Path of the Four Dignities be a tool for recovery? Can the tools and teachings of Shambhala work with the Twelve Step recovery principles to overcome that seeming hopeless state of mind and body'. Understanding our own basic goodness, we can face the world free from addiction without doubt or fear to engage the world helping others break the cocoons of addiction.
Jean Larkin takes off from college to visit her unknown past at an obscure, bequeathed mansion. Against the wishes of family and friends, her innocent sojourn becomes a desperate search for truth and survival amid lies, deceit and murder.
Since 1972, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has been the nation's largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health. To further its mission of improving the health and health care of all Americans, it provides funds for demonstration projects, educational and communications activities, training, policy analysis, and research. As part of the Foundation's efforts to inform the public, To Improve Health and Health Care, the fifth volume in The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Anthology series, provides an in-depth look into the programs it funds. Written for policy makers and practitioners as well as interested members of the public, the series offers useful lessons for leaders and educators developing plans for the coming years. This volume includes chapters on: * The Nurse Home Visitation Program * Strategies to treat tuberculosis * Health of Native Americans * Service credit banking * Consumer choice in long-term care * The Health Policy Fellowships Program * Recovery High School * On Doctoring, an anthology of literature and medicineAIDS * Program-related investments * The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's grantmaking in New Jersey
This is a comprehensive clinical resource for addiction counselors who want to learn about the psychological components of the problem, for individual therapists—dynamic, cognitive, and behavioral—who want to understand systems approaches in order to draw on a broader repertoire of useful interventions, and for couple and family therapists who want to learn more about the intrapsychic, biological, and pharmacological aspects of addiction. Dr. Jerome D. Levin takes the reader down the parallel paths of addiction treatment and individual and family therapy until they meet on the bridge of actual clinical practice. Practitioner, professor, prolific author, and respected authority in the field, Dr. Levin uses approaches to the treatment of alcoholism as a model for illustrating how theory, research, technique, and flying by the seat of the professional pants can integrate into a therapeutic style to help substance abusers and their partners and families.
While many of her Instagram followers are eager for her fashion, art and insanely cute dog content, the heart of Olivia's audience is there for her refreshingly honest voice on body positivity and mental health. In Find Your Light, Olivia reveals more of her story - from growing up as a shy child using food as comfort, to the pressures of modelling life, to finally finding the confidence, courage and self-belief to compete on the world stage. Olivia also shares the helpful mantras, tips and tools she's used to heal, have a healthy relationship with food and embrace her body. This is a book for anyone who wants to practise self-love, feel more confident inside and out, and overcome the challenges that can hold us all back from finding our light.
Janelle was eleven years old when she wrote her first poem as part of a sixth-grade writing assignment. Many were moved by her heartfelt poem about the loss of her brother, and their praise inspired her to continue writing. Journal entries and short stories followed. Many of these appear in Mosaic. Through poems that she describes as candid conversations, Mosaic will show her growth as a person and as a writer from ages eleven to twenty-seven. The book matures as I mature, she says.
The Portrait of a Lady is one of James's most popular long novels, and is regarded by critics as one of his finest. The Portrait of a Lady is the story of a spirited young American woman, Isabel Archer, who in "affronting her destiny", finds it overwhelming. She inherits a large amount of money and subsequently becomes the victim of Machiavellian scheming by two American expatriates. "The Wings of the Dove" tells the story of Milly Theale, an American heiress stricken with a serious disease, and her effect on the people around her. Some of these people befriend Milly with honorable motives, while others are more self-interested. "The American" is an uneasy combination of social comedy and melodrama concerning the adventures and misadventures of Christopher Newman, an essentially good-hearted but rather gauche American businessman on his first tour of Europe. Table of Contents: Confidence Roderick Hudson The Ambassadors The American The Awkward Age The Bostonians The Europeans The Golden Bowl The Other House The Outcry The Portrait of a Lady The Princess Casamassima The Reverberator The Sacred Fount The Spoils of Poynton The Tragic Muse The Whole Family The Wings of the Dove Washington Square Watch and Ward What Maisie Knew The Ivory Tower (Unfinished) The Sense of the Past (Unfinished) Henry James (1843–1916) was an American-British writer who spent most of his writing career in Britain. He is regarded as one of the key figures of 19th-century literary realism.
“Not hubris but the ever self-renewing impulse to play calls new worlds into being.”—Nietzsche Parents and politicians have always taken play seriously. Its formative powers, its focus, its energy, and its ability to signify other things have drawn the attention of writers from Plato and Schiller to Wittgenstein, Nabokov, and Eco. The ease with which an election becomes perceived as a race, a political crisis as a football game, or an argument as a tennis match readily proves how much play means to contemporary life. Just how play confers meaning, however, is best revealed in literature, where meaning is perpetually at stake. “At stake” itself, the risk of a gamble, is only one intersection between play and life. Playtexts reveals numerous junctures where literary playfulness—seemingly so diverting and irrelevant—instead opens the most profound questions about creativity, community, value, and belief. How do authors play with their words and readers? Can literature proceed at all unless a reader is willing and able to play? No moralizing monologue, Playtexts is all for exuberance and creative surge: Breton’s construction of an antinovel, Gombrowicz’s struggle with adult formalities, Nabokov’s swats at the humorless, Sarrazin’s seductive notes, Eco’s recasting of spy and detective fiction, Reyes’s carnal metaphorics.