Am I Supposed To Feel This Way

Editor: Wordcatcher Publishing
ISBN: 1386864323
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Max is seven years old. He is trying to understand his feelings when his mum and dad announce that they are going to adopt a baby brother or sister. In this book we explore how he feels, and how he responds during the varying stages of the adoption process.

Am I Supposed To Feel Like This

Author: Yulee Schafer
Editor: Yulee Triplett Schafer
ISBN: 1595715584
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Yulee Triplett Schafer worked for 12 years as a Victim's Advocate in the Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney in Jefferson County Kentucky. Before that she worked at the YWCA Spouse Abuse Center as the Children's Recreation Specialist. These experiences opened her eyes to the true concept of loss and the grieving process. Ms. Schafer lives in Prospect, Kentucky with her family where she enjoys reading, cooking and crossword puzzles. It is her hope that those who read this book and have suffered a loss feel less alone and more at ease with the process of grief.

Conscious Motherhood

Author: Katherine Dickson
Editor: Katherine Dickson Books
ISBN: 1413465439
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Conscious Motherhood is a personal account of how having a child changes one woman's life. It is the story of one woman's experience of herself during these changes. This semi-autobiography traces the journey toward increasing psychological and emotional wholeness and the role of motherhood in this process. The birth of the child initiates a dichotomy between home life and work life and how the new mother deals with the conflict between continuing her career or full time motherhood. Immediately after the birth, she experiences her body as an instrument in the titanic force of life. In the early days at home with her baby, she feels she has left civilization and has descended psychologically to a place which is very close to both life and death. Without the structure that a career gives life, she experiences daily life against the patriarchal structures of family and marriage. A sense of emptiness within, loss of her center, and loss of control of her own life is felt. In her isolation she feels the presence of her mother and grandmother and seeks role models and mentors in her friends. Her mind is filled with images of women and mothers as well as images of daughters recapitulating their own mothers' experiences. She questions how she would like her experiences to be different from those of her mother and what utopian motherhood could be like, and how these expectations are shaped by one's early experience of home and domesticity. The sense of inner revolution and upheaval is paralleled by chaotic and violent events in society. The year is 1968; Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy are assassinated, the women's movement begins, students riot, and many protest the Vietnam War. These events form the backdrop of a long journey, told in twelve chapters in the creative nonfiction genre. The point or purpose of the work is to both present a unique personal account of individual growth as well as to present those aspects of a major experience which are universal. What is valuable and interesting about this journey is that this rite of passage is told from the woman's point of view and the woman's experience through the life-writing or memoir style.

It S Not Supposed To Be This Way

Author: Lysa TerKeurst
Editor: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0718039866
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New York Times bestselling author Lysa TerKeurst unveils her heart amid shattering circumstances and shows readers how to live assured when life doesn't turn out like they expected. What do you do when God’s timing seems questionable, His lack of intervention hurtful, and His promises doubtful? Life often looks so very different than we hoped or expected. Some events may simply catch us off guard for a moment, but others shatter us completely. We feel disappointed and disillusioned, and we quietly start to wonder about the reality of God’s goodness. Lysa TerKeurst understands this deeply. But she's also discovered that our disappointments can be the divine appointments our souls need to radically encounter God. In It's Not Supposed to Be This Way, Lysa invites us into her own journey of faith and, with grit, vulnerability, and honest humor, helps us to: Stop being pulled into the anxiety of disappointment by discovering how to better process unmet expectations and other painful situations. Train ourselves to recognize the three strategies of the enemy so we can stand strong and persevere through unsettling relationships and uncertain outcomes. Discover the secret of being steadfast and not panicking when God actually does give us more than we can handle. Shift our suspicion that God is cruel or unfair to the biblical assurance that God is protecting and preparing us. Know how to encourage a friend and help her navigate hard realities with real help from God's truth.

All About The Benjamins

Author: Ryan Benjamin
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1450082777
File Size: 77,20 MB
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The Life And Testimony Of Lisa Chaneyfield Volume 2

Author: Lisa Chaneyfield
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1984547410
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The Life and Testimony of Lisa Chaneyfield Volume 2: All Things Are Possible with God is the story with struggles and triumphs of a young lady who grew up in Queens, New York. It reveals the testimonial of drugs, homelessness, abuse, and what it takes to overcome these obstacles. The author, Lisa Chaneyfield, spares no details as she explains each graphic part of her life as a drug addict, a prostitute, and a prisoner. She also tells of her story how she overcame betrayal, a broken heart, and unforgiveness. She came to the knowledge that there is a balm in Gilead and a light at the end of the tunnel. When Lisa thought that she would not make it and felt like giving up, she experienced a love like no otherthe love of Jesus Christ. She goes into details of her process of life transformation and healing. As she reflects on each situation, you can easily see how the hand of God was on her, guiding and protecting her. As you read these pages, dont regret the process; all things are possible with God. You will discover that lifes struggles are only there to make you stronger and wiser. Accept Jesus into your life, and your heartaches will become a testimony and a source of encouragement to help someone else. Just remember, all that we go through is not for us. What the devil meant for evil God turns it around for your good. Amen.

My Baby Rides The Short Bus

Author: Yantra Bertelli
Editor: PM Press
ISBN: 1604862556
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The stories in this collection provide parents of special needs kids with a dose of both laughter and reality. Featuring works by so-called alternative parents who have attempted to move away from mainstream thought, this anthology carefully considers the implications of raising children with disabilities. From professional writers to novice storytellers, including original essays by Robert Rummel-Hudson, Ayun Halliday, and Kerry Cohen, this assortment of authentic, shared experiences from parents in the know is a partial antidote to the stories that misrepresent, ridicule, and objectify disabled children and their parents.

Summary Analysis Of It S Not Supposed To Be This Way

Author: ZIP Reads
Editor: ZIP Reads
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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: Lysa TerKeurst’s It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way is a moving, spiritual, and emotional exploration of what it means to struggle in life and how you can reconcile those struggles and disappointments with your personal faith. What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include? - Synopsis of the original book - Key takeaways from each chapter - Relevant scripture to support each lesson - A guide to remaining steadfast in faith through hard times - Personal stories of Lysa's - Editorial Review - Background on Lysa TerKeurst About the Original Book: It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way is Lysa TerKeurst’s deeply spiritual guide to dealing with the unexpected disappointments and struggles that everyone faces in life. No matter how you imagined your life to be, it inevitably comes out differently. How do we deal when our expectations are so far from the reality we face? Her inspirational book is part bible study, part personal memoir, and part self-help book to guide your faith in God back to where it needs to be. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, It's Not Supposed to Be This Way. ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. Please follow this link: to purchase a copy of the original book. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.


Author: Hashim Conner
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1467822590
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(Kar-ma - The sum of a person’s actions during the successive phases of his or her existence, regarded as determining his or her destiny in future incarnations.) “Karma” it’s all around us affecting our everyday lives, we’re absorbed by it. It’s as real as the air we breathe, and the love we share. Just like the love we feel and the air we breathe it’s going on without being seen. No one is more affected by this than Christopher. After years of sexual escapades, breaking hearts, and in the end ruining good women over and over again, he thought that he had finally found the ONE. There was something different about her, she had a certain realness about herself, she was special. So special in fact that instead of her being head over heels for him like so many others before her, it was the complete opposite. It was she that had him wide open, and in the end it would be him that would have to pick up the pieces of his broken heart, and find a way to go on with his existence.

This Love Thang

Author: Toki Swan
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1664129707
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This Love Thang, the first poetry novel to be written about eleven friends on the path to accepting, finding, and forgiving love in each other’s eyes. Each poem, chapter, signifies their voice, feeling, and emotions, expressing what love is. Will the path they’ve chosen be too much for even them to handle? She’s a poet, he’s a momma’s boy, she is on the path of self-destruction, will curiosity kill the cat? He needs to grow up, he doesn’t listen, he is a nightmare waiting to expel, she is mischievous, and of course, is she the best kept secret? Where there is a path, lessons are learned, and in each situation, inside their sister circle and the man’s club, can all be forgiven, or should they just let sleeping dogs lie?

Shifting Ground

Author: Naomi Scheman
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199745633
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This volume of essays by Naomi Scheman brings together her views on epistemic and socio-political issues, views that draw on a critical reading of Wittgenstein as well as on liberatory movements and theories, all in the service of a fundamental reorientation of epistemology. For some theorists, epistemology is an essentially foundationalist and hence discredited enterprise; for others-particularly analytic epistemologists--it remains rigorously segregated from political concerns. Scheman makes a compelling case for the necessity of thinking epistemologically in fundamentally altered ways. Arguing that it is an illusion of privilege to think that we can do without usable articulations of concepts such as truth, reality, and objectivity, she maintains (as in the title of one of her essays) that epistemology needs to be "resuscitated" as an explicitly political endeavor, with trustworthiness at its heart. While each essay contributes to a specific conversation, taken together they argue for addressing theoretical questions as they arise concretely. Truth, reality, objectivity, and other concepts that problematically rest on shifting ground are more than philosophical toys, and the ground-shifting these essays enact is a move away from abstruse theorizing-analytic and post-structuralist alike. Following Wittgenstein's injunctions to just look, to attend to the "rough ground" of everyday practices, Scheman argues for finding philosophical insight in such acts of attention and in the difficulties that beset them. These essays are an attempt to grasp something in particular, to get a handle on a set of problems, and collectively they represent a fresh model of passionate philosophical engagement.

I M Not Supposed To Feel Like This

Author: Chris Williams
Editor: Hodder Faith
ISBN: 9780340786390
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Depression is so common that it has been described as 'the common cold of psychiatry'. It is particularly difficult for Christians - there is often a feeling that Christians 'shouldn't' get depressed, and that it and anxiety are the result of a poor or damaged relationship with God. I'M NOT SUPPOSED TO FEEL LIKE THIS is an empowering and practical response to such common feelings. In the style of a workbook, with constant reference to the Bible, and the example of Jesus, it helps the reader to understand why they feel the way they do, and to draw on God's love and grace to find a path through depression and anxiety. The authors are all Christians, and experienced counsellors and psychiatrists.

The Book Of Moods

Author: Lauren Martin
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1529357047
File Size: 58,43 MB
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"Hilariously witty, unflinchingly honest, and brimming with hope." Bobbi Brown "A fascinating, thorough, and truly helpful book. I loved it!" Sarah Knight, New York Times bestselling author of Calm the F*ck Down The Happiness Project meets So Sad Today in this "hilariously witty, unflinchingly honest" book from the beloved founder of Words of Women, contemplating the nature of negative emotions, and the insights that allowed her to take back control. Five years ago, Lauren Martin was sure something was wrong with her. She had a good job in New York, an apartment in Brooklyn, a boyfriend, yet every day she wrestled with feelings of inferiority, anxiety and irritability. It wasn't until a chance encounter with a (charming, successful) stranger who revealed that she also felt these things, that Lauren set out to better understand the hold that these moods had on her, how she could change them, and began to blog about the wisdom she uncovered. It quickly exploded into an international online community of women who felt like she did: lost, depressed, moody, and desirous of change. Inspired by her audience to press even deeper, The Book of Moods shares Lauren's journey to infuse her life with a sense of peace and stability. With observations that will resonate and inspire, she dives into the universal triggers every woman faces - whether it's a comment from your mother, the relentless grind at your job, days when you wish the mirror had a Valencia filter, or all of the above. Blending cutting-edge science, timeless philosophy, witty anecdotes and effective forms of self-care, Martin has written a powerful, intimate, and incredibly relatable chronicle of transformation, proving that you really can turn your worst moods into your best life.


Author: Monica Greco
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134719345
File Size: 59,63 MB
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Are emotions becoming more conspicuous in contemporary life? Are the social sciences undergoing an an 'affective turn'? This Reader gathers influential and contemporary work in the study of emotion and affective life from across the range of the social sciences. Drawing on both theoretical and empirical research, the collection offers a sense of the diversity of perspectives that have emerged over the last thirty years from a variety of intellectual traditions. Its wide span and trans-disciplinary character is designed to capture the increasing significance of the study of affect and emotion for the social sciences, and to give a sense of how this is played out in the context of specific areas of interest. The volume is divided into four main parts: universals and particulars of affect embodying affect political economies of affect affect, power and justice. Each main part comprises three sections dedicated to substantive themes, including emotions, history and civilization; emotions and culture; emotions selfhood and identity; emotions and the media; emotions and politics; emotions, space and place, with a final section dedicated to themes of compassion, hate and terror. Each of the twelve sections begins with an editorial introduction that contextualizes the readings and highlights points of comparison across the volume. Cross-national in content, the collection provides an introduction to the key debates, concepts and modes of approach that have been developed by social scientist for the study of emotion and affective life.

A Knight This Way Cometh

Author: Cissy Hassell
Editor: Jada Press
ISBN: 0974750158
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Captured, loved and deceived, Diana Gray sets out on a quest for vengeance. But once she finds her target, will she be able to hold on to her taste for revenge, or will she lose out to the man who claims her heart?

At First Sight

Author: Nicholas Sparks
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0751552992
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How far can you run from your past? Jeremy Marsh once vowed he would never do three things: leave New York City, give his heart away again after barely surviving one failed marriage, and, most of all, become a parent. Now Jeremy is living in the small town of Boone Creek, North Carolina, married to Lexie, the woman he loves, and anticipating the birth of their daughter. Life seems to be settling down - until a disturbing and mysterious message appears from the past. Wounds he thought had healed are re-opened, and Jeremy realises his old life is closer to him than he thinks.

True Beginner S Mind

Author: Margaret Syverson
ISBN: 0615425593
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What happens when 21 university students encounter the teachings and practices of Zen for the first time? Most writings on Zen have come from Zen masters, scholars, and experienced practitioners. Here, a cross-section of American students with no prior experience of Zen read contemporary Zen texts, engage in meditation practice, and participate in in-class inquiry, documenting their emerging understandings, challenges, doubts, and questions over the course of a fifteen-week semester in a college course titled Non-argumentative rhetoric in Zen. Despite the common framework of texts, meditation practice, and class discussion, each chapter is a unique and fresh account of this work.

I Feel Like Going On

Author: Ray Lewis
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501112384
File Size: 78,24 MB
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In this New York Times bestselling memoir, Ray Lewis—legendary Baltimore Ravens linebacker and one of the greatest defensive players of his generation—holds nothing back on the state of football as well as his troubled childhood, his rise to athletic greatness, the storm that threatened to ruin his NFL career, and the devastating injury that nearly cost him a final moment of glory. Ray Lewis is undeniably one of the biggest names in football—not only for his seventeen years in the NFL, but also for the dramatic events that nearly brought his career to a halt in 2000. In his memoir, Lewis shares honest accounts of his difficult childhood and delves into the anguish and controversy that he found away from the game. But these heartbreaks gave him the courage to trust in God and continue his dream to play for the NFL and win the Super Bowl. From a rookie player to a football veteran, Lewis has experienced everything imaginable during his football career, and has become one of the best defensive players in the history of the NFL. I Feel Like Going On is the story of his incredible journey, and a sincere look at the most popular sport in America from one of football’s most revered players.


Author: Annette Aberdale-Kendra
Editor: The Public Press
ISBN: 1475295901
File Size: 21,17 MB
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A patient, thorough, affirming guide to recovery from eating disorders and body image issues. The book follows a skilled counselor and five bright, forthright young women through their evolution. Attention is devoted to what is behind the eating disorder behavior - how it develops and how individual characteristics and life cirumstances can impact behaviors - rather than focusing on just the behaviors themselves.

Your Greatest Life

Author: Marion Grace
Editor: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1664233067
File Size: 60,99 MB
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Many of God’s people today feel they are drowning in problems and issues they are desperate to overcome. Help may be hard to find because many of these issues are “untouchable” in religious circles; they are uncomfortable, embarrassing, or just too difficult to answer. Many people struggle through every day hiding what is tearing them apart inside because they fear being judged, condemned, or feeling inferior. Marion confronts head-on some of these challenging issues, drawing from her own difficult experiences and what she put to work in her life to overcome, joyfully thrive, and become more than a conqueror. Her life experiences are woven through revelation she has received from God’s Word. Her story provides relatable, understandable illustrations, and a point of contact that will bring you tangible compassion and achievable answers. If you find yourself in an impossible trial, then walk with Marion through this journey of hope, faith, understanding, and triumph. In the end, you will know that God has an answer and it is within your grasp. Lift your head, my friend, and get ready to soar with the eagles.