After too many years of unfulfilling work, Bronnie Ware began searching for a job with heart. Despite having no formal qualifications or experience, she found herself working in palliative care.Over the years she spent tending to the needs of those who were dying, Bronnie's life was transformed. Later, she wrote an Internet blog about the most common regrets expressed to her by the people she had cared for. The article, also called The Top Five Regrets of the Dying, gained so much momentum that it was read by more than three million people around the globe in its first year. At the requests of many, Bronnie now shares her own personal story.Bronnie has had a colourful and diverse past, but by applying the lessons of those nearing their death to her own life, she developed an understanding that it is possible for people, if they make the right choices, to die with peace of mind. In this book, she expresses in a heartfelt retelling how significant these regrets are and how we can positively address these issues while we still have the time.The Top Five Regrets of the Dying gives hope for a better world. It is a story told through sharing her inspiring and honest journey, which will leave you feeling kinder towards yourself and others, and more determined to live the life you are truly here to live. This delightful memoir is a courageous, life-changing book.
How to Simplify Your Life
Author: Werner Tiki Kustenmacher, Lothar Seiwert
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Practical wisdom on work, money, health, and relationships The international bestseller How to Simplify Your Life offers concrete advice on achieving happiness in a time of economic contraction and uncertainty. The book explains, in seven steps, how to get rid of unnecessary stuff and unload the burdens of modern life--and points the way back to what we know is important but have forgotten. By following the path outlined in the book, readers will learn to organize their time (and their desks), change the way they think about money, improve their health and relationships, and find meaning in their lives. The book shows readers how to: Eliminate chaos in the workplace Cut back on activities and slow down Get rid of money hang-ups and get out of debt Balance private life with career life Make room for relationships
Author: Moorea Seal
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
Create 52 lists, one for every week of the year, that will help you discover the beauty, joy, creativity, and power you already have! The 52 Lists Project is a gorgeous journal for list lovers, based on the popular blog series by Moorea Seal. This beautiful undated journal of weekly lists will help nurture self-expression and self-development. Each seasonal section includes list prompts, with plenty of space to write your own lists, and challenges to help you take action and make your dreams a reality. With perfectly timed prompts that meet you where you are throughout the different seasons, this journal will open up new avenues of self-knowledge and help you celebrate, enjoy, and take ownership of your life, as each week of the year becomes more thoughtful and vibrant.
The Female Nude
Author: Lynda Nead
Anyone who examines the history of Western art must be struck by the prevalence of images of the female body. More than any other subject, the female nude connotes `art'. The framed image of a female body, hung on the walls of an art gallery, is an icon of Western culture, a symbol of civilization and accomplishment. But how and why did the female nude acquire this status? The Female Nude brings together, in an entirely new way, analysis of the historical tradition of the female nude and discussion of recent feminist art, and by exploring the ways in which acceptable and unacceptable images of the female body are produced and maintained, renews recent debates on high culture and pornography. The Female Nude represents the first feminist survey of the most significant subject in Western art. It reveals how the female nude is now both at the centre and at the margins of high culture. At the centre, and within art historical discourse, the female nude is seen as the visual culmination of enlightenment aesthetics; at the edge, it risks losing its repectability and spilling over into the obscene.
Profiles the life of the Green Bay Packers quarterback, discussing his childhood in small-town Mississippi, his college days, and his long professional career, which included three Most Valuable Player awards and two Super Bowl championships.
"A fascinating, well-argued, in-depth analysis . . . drawing ingeniously on biographical details of Andersen's life. A pleasure to read, the book is interesting even to those who care nothing about Hans Christian Andersen or literary fairy tales. The issues in question are important ones for the development of male and female identities in the western world."--Alan Dundes, University of California, Berkeley
The Opposite of Fate
Author: Amy Tan
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Internationally bestselling novelist Amy Tan's first work of nonfiction reveals personal stories of her life and family, and of faith and fate. A "New York Times" Notable Book. Photos throughout.
Author: Lenore A. Grenoble, Lindsay J. Whaley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Language endangerment has been the focus of much attention and as a result, a wide range of people are working to revitalize and maintain local languages. This book serves as a general reference guide to language revitalization, written not only for linguists and anthropologists, but also for language activists and community members who believe they should ensure the future use of their languages, despite their predicted loss. Drawing extensively on case studies, it sets out the necessary background and highlights central issues such as literacy, policy decisions, and allocation of resources. Its primary goal is to provide the essential tools for a successful language revitalization program, such as setting and achieving realistic goals, and anticipating and resolving common obstacles. Clearly written and informative, Saving Languages will be an invaluable resource for all those interested in the fate of small language communities around the globe.
Author: Eric Orner
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Spend some time with Ethan Green as he explores...rejection...career opportunities...and commitment...in this new collection from The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green. For more than a decade, the ever-increasingly popular comic strip "The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green" has tracked the foibles and failings of gay everyman Ethan Green. In this latest collection, Ethan again faces the terrors of gay America--from ex-boyfriends to new relationships, from relatives to best friends. With wry wit and uncommon insight, Eric Orner hilarously exposes the truth about gay life.
Author: Rodney Needham
Publisher: Univ of California Press
A History of the Devil
Author: Adrian Briggs
Publisher: Independently Published
Novelist Neil Mann believes he knows Hell. His wife has died and he's descended into alcohol-fuelled oblivion, abandoning a successful writing career. But still his wife haunts him, in dreams that no amount of alcohol can keep at bay. Driven to the brink of breakdown, Neil returns to writing, and a story unlike any other he has ever crafted pours forth from the depths of his tortured soul. To escape the hell that is his life, Neil begins writing of the Hell of mythology, telling his tale through the eyes of Satan. As he becomes more and more engrossed in the project strange events occur: a threatening stranger tracks his every move and seems to have impossible knowledge of the story Neil is writing and his dead wife seems to escape his dreams and haunt him in reality. As he progresses through the Devil's history, reimagining Bible stories and other myths, recasting Satan as the tragic Romantic hero and passionate lover of his adored Lilith, the author starts to fear for his sanity as characters from his imaginings more and more invade his reality and his dead wife appears to be not only not dead, but not the woman he remembers at all, and he comes to realise that not only does he have a part to play in giving the Devil a voice, but also in giving the Devil form, bringing him to life to resume the ancient battle between the forces of good and evil, between Hell and Heaven. A History of the Devil is the story of one man chosen to be the voice of Satan to redress millennia of propaganda and to tell the tale of a freedom fighter, a warrior in the war on tyranny, a lover and a leader. History isn't always written by the victors.