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Compassion in Action

Compassion in Action Author Ram Dass
ISBN-10 9780307786210
Release 2011-04-27
Pages 320
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Featuring an eye-catching new cover, this classic guide is for those ready to commit time and energy to relieving suffering in the world. No two people are better qualified to help us along this path than Ram Dass, who has spent more than 25 years teaching and writing on the subject of living consciously, and Mirabi Bush, who succeeded him as chairperson of the Seva Foundation. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Compassion

Compassion Author Philip J. Larkin
ISBN-10 9780191008382
Release 2015-10-15
Pages 240
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Since the efforts of Dame Cicely Saunders and the founders of the modern hospice movement, compassion has become a fundamental part of palliative care. In this ground-breaking book, international experts give their critical thoughts on the essence and role of compassion, in both palliative and hospice care over the past half-century. Compassion: The essence of palliative and end-of-life care provides insight into the motivations for, and practice of, compassionate palliative and hospice care, featuring the reflections of leading healthcare professionals, social workers, chaplains and educators. Chapters utilise case examples and first-hand experiences to explore the historical and contemporary discourse surrounding the concept of compassion in palliative medicine. This book is relevant to a multidisciplinary audience of palliative care practitioners, including undergraduate and graduate students in sociology, psychology and theology, and healthcare professionals in oncology and gerontology.



Yoga Journal

Yoga Journal Author
ISBN-10
Release 1992-01
Pages 120
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For more than 30 years, Yoga Journal has been helping readers achieve the balance and well-being they seek in their everyday lives. With every issue,Yoga Journal strives to inform and empower readers to make lifestyle choices that are healthy for their bodies and minds. We are dedicated to providing in-depth, thoughtful editorial on topics such as yoga, food, nutrition, fitness, wellness, travel, and fashion and beauty.



Yoga Journal

Yoga Journal Author
ISBN-10
Release 1992-03
Pages 120
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For more than 30 years, Yoga Journal has been helping readers achieve the balance and well-being they seek in their everyday lives. With every issue,Yoga Journal strives to inform and empower readers to make lifestyle choices that are healthy for their bodies and minds. We are dedicated to providing in-depth, thoughtful editorial on topics such as yoga, food, nutrition, fitness, wellness, travel, and fashion and beauty.



Drugs in American Society An Encyclopedia of History Politics Culture and the Law 3 volumes

Drugs in American Society  An Encyclopedia of History  Politics  Culture  and the Law  3 volumes Author Nancy E. Marion
ISBN-10 9781610695961
Release 2014-12-16
Pages 1163
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Containing more than 450 entries, this easy-to-read encyclopedia provides concise information about the history of and recent trends in drug use and drug abuse in the United States—a societal problem with an estimated cost of $559 billion a year. • Contains more than 450 detailed entries on topics ranging from drugs themselves—such as alcohol, codeine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamines—to key individuals like Harry Anslinger to organizations such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) • Covers the latest developments in U.S. policies and public attitudes toward drugs and drug use • Provides citations with each entry to guide users to other valuable research resources • Features carefully selected primary documents—including excerpts from important laws, policies, and campaigns—that have shaped American drug policy over the decades



Turning Compassion into Action

Turning Compassion into Action Author Olivia McIvor
ISBN-10 9780988108110
Release 2013-09-20
Pages 321
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Move your compassion into action and help change our world. In her first book, The Business of Kindness: Creating Work Environments Where People Thrive, Olivia McIvor wrestles with the consequences of a business world that too often stifles genuine kindness, and explores the vital need to create respectful, engaged workplaces. Her second book, Four Generations, One Workplace: Sharing in the Information Age, harvests the experience and wisdom of each generation and provides practical tools for collaboration and knowledge transfer. Compassion is the bedrock of a healthy society. McIvor’s Turning Compassion into Action urges each of us to craft engaged and meaningful lives. She believes we must each embrace the innate wellspring of compassion within us and impact our world, one action at a time. To actualize compassion we need to transform our pessimism into optimism; connect to the deeper purpose of our work; expand our communities to create more belonging; and be intentionally present with ourselves and others. This book is a call to action to bring more compassion to the forefront of our lives, our work, and our world. __________________________ “Olivia McIvor’s new book, Turning Compassion into Action, is a tour de force of insight, story-telling, philosophy, and practical advice for how to build a global movement as well as how to let compassion light up your own life. McIvor tells of her own journey through volunteering locally and globally and leading workshops on kindness and compassion in the workplace. She points to the sudden growth of a global movement spurred by Karen Armstrong’s Charter for Compassion. This book is a joyous excursion of the mind and the heart, leading us to the more important question we can ask ourselves: What would compassion do here?” --Andrew Himes, Executive Director, Compassionate Action Network __________________________ We are all “ordinary people” —brave men and women doing heroic acts of kindness and compassion, every day in the simplest of ways. This book is a call for action to bring more compassion to the forefront of your life, your work and your world. You will be asked provocative questions, explore meaningful answers and be moved to take affirmative action. Whether you are a leader committed to exceptional service, a parent proudly wading through the teen years, a passionate volunteer, or anyone who believes that actively giving of yourself changes the world...then this book is for you. Olivia McIvor asks: -What does compassion mean to you? -How is compassion an alive presence in your life? -Do you create more joy for others? -In what ways are you a compassionate consumer? -How do you create a sense of belonging in your community? -Do you bring your whole self to work? ... and many more



Horror and the Holy

Horror and the Holy Author Kirk Schneider
ISBN-10 9780812698756
Release 2013-12-01
Pages 164
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Dr. Schneider draws upon a detailed and telling analysis of eleven well-known horror stories: Dracula, Frankenstein, The Phantom of the Opera, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Invisible Man, The Incredible Shrinking Man, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Birds, Forbidden Planet, Vertigo, and Alien. He finds that a spiritual understanding of life can be attained through horror. Classic horror steers a middle path between fanaticism and despair: the path of wonderment. Horror teaches us that the human personality is paradoxical, that revulsion and disgust are the obverse of excitement and freedom, and that both poles are vital to individual, social, and ecological well-being.



Contemplative Practices in Higher Education

Contemplative Practices in Higher Education Author Daniel P. Barbezat
ISBN-10 9781118646922
Release 2013-10-30
Pages 256
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Contemplative pedagogy is a way for instructors to: empower students to integrate their own experience into the theoretical material they are being taught in order to deepen their understanding; help students to develop sophisticated problem-solving skills; support students’ sense of connection to and compassion for others; and engender inquiries into students’ most profound questions. Contemplative practices are used in just about every discipline—from physics to economics to history—and are found in every type of institution. Each year more and more faculty, education reformers, and leaders of teaching and learning centers seek out best practices in contemplative teaching, and now can find them here, brought to you by two of the foremost leaders and innovators on the subject. This book presents background information and ideas for the practical application of contemplative practices across the academic curriculum from the physical sciences to the humanities and arts. Examples of contemplative techniques included in the book are mindfulness, meditation, yoga, deep listening, contemplative reading and writing, and pilgrimage, including site visits and field trips.



Compassionate Careers

Compassionate Careers Author Jeffrey W. Pryor
ISBN-10 9781601633934
Release 2015-03-23
Pages 288
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“What I see when I look into the eyes and hearts of the people who serve is joy. My invitation to you is to join them on compassionate careers.” —Archbishop Desmond Tutu “Life’s too short for you not to wholeheartedly pursue your gifts and passions. If you find the right mission and the right role within that mission, that’s such a powerful thing. But Compassionate Careers also does a favor for people in that it’s not candy coated. There are real tradeoffs, and it helps people think about how to navigate that path.” —Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity “It’s no accident that the world’s happiest and most successful people all seem to have one very important thing in common—they chose a life of passion and purpose, not just a paycheck. Compassionate Careers is an intimate look into how many fascinating people have achieved the well-balanced life and how you, too, can reach the same plateau. If you want to turn your career into the vehicle you ride into an amazing future, this book is for you.” —Jeff Hoffman, cofounder of Priceline.com In interviewing people for Compassionate Careers, the authors felt that Dr. Goodall’s words captured a common theme expressed by many: “I’m a hopeful, optimistic person and I want to help people understand that it’s not too late to save the world if we all get involved, roll up our sleeves, and do something about it ourselves. We’ve got to realize that our own life and the choices that we make actually make a difference. Young people have so much to offer, and the time for action is now.” —Jane Goodall, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute, and United Nations Messenger of Peace Many young people today are seeking something more—purpose, meaning, a cause. Compassionate Careers is filled with examples of people who have meaningful jobs in cause-focused organizations. These stories capture their spirit, intelligence, imagination, and heart. The book is an inspirational guide to finding purpose-driven work and offers advice to anyone who feels that sitting on the sidelines is just not enough. It includes: Stories from people of all walks of life who have jobs that make a difference, including Bill Clinton, Jane Goodall, and Dave Matthews. Information on how to get started in a cause-focused career. An online assessment that identifies the type of organizational culture for which you are best suited. Exercises and resources for hands-on exploration of compassionate career opportunities. An old Yaqui Indian proverb reads, “If you have a choice of paths to take in life, take the path with a heart." Compassionate Careers will show you how.



The Art of Happiness

The Art of Happiness Author Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho
ISBN-10 1573221112
Release 1998
Pages 322
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Drawing on more that 2,500 years of Buddhist tradition and teaching, the spiritual leader demonstrates how to confront the negative emotions, stresses, and obstacles of everyday life in order to find the source of inner peace.



Paths to God

Paths to God Author Ram Dass
ISBN-10 0307421422
Release 2007-12-18
Pages 352
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For centuries, readers have turned to the Bhagavad Gita for inspiration and guidance as they chart their own spiritual paths. As profound and powerful as this classic text has been for generations of seekers, integrating its lessons into the ordinary patterns of our lives can ultimately seem beyond our reach. Now, in a fascinating series of reflections, anecdotes, stories, and exercises, Ram Dass gives us a unique and accessible road map for experiencing divinity in everyday life. In the engaging, conversational style that has made his teachings so popular for decades, Ram Dass traces our journey of consciousness as it is reflected in one of Hinduism’s most sacred texts. The Gita teaches a system of yogas, or “paths for coming to union with God.” In Paths to God, Ram Dass brings the heart of that system to light for a Western audience and translates the Gita’s principles into the manual for living the yoga of contemporary life. While being a guide to the wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita, Paths to God is also a template for expanding our definition of ourselves and allowing us to appreciate a new level of meaning in our lives. From the Hardcover edition.



How Can I Help

How Can I Help Author Ram Dass
ISBN-10 9780307809636
Release 2011-12-21
Pages 256
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Not a day goes by without our being called upon to help one another--at home, at work, on the street, on the phone. . . . We do what we can. Yet so much comes up to complicate this natural response: "Will I have what it takes?" "How much is enough?" "How can I deal with suffering?" "And what really helps, anyway?" In this practical helper's companion, the authors explore a path through these confusions, and provide support and inspiration fo us in our efforts as members of the helping professions, as volunteers, as community activists, or simply as friends and family trying to meet each other's needs. Here too are deeply moving personal accounts: A housewife brings zoo animals to lift the spirits of nursing home residents; a nun tends the wounded on the first night of the Nicaraguan revolution; a police officer talks a desperate father out of leaping from a roof with his child; a nurse allows an infant to spend its last moments of life in her arms rather than on a hospital machine. From many such stories and the authors' reflections, we can find strength, clarity, and wisdom for those times when we are called on to care for one another. How Can I Help? reminds us just how much we have to give and how doing so can lead to some of the most joyous moments of our lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Lead With Your Heart

Lead With Your Heart Author Regina Cates
ISBN-10 9781938289255
Release 2014-04-15
Pages 256
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In Lead with Your Heart, author Regina Cates asks us to question our notion of what success and happiness really mean. Through the sharing of her own personal stories as well as providing helpful meditations, questions, and exercises, Regina offers a combination of wise advice, compelling anecdotes, and practical strategies for living a life that is authentic, fulfilling, and healing. Regina is well qualified to help others down this path. While sitting alone on her forty-third birthday, Regina hit an emotional bottom with the realization that prior to that moment, she had been caught up in the rat race of trying to live up to other people’s expectations, and as a result, she had given away one of her most important gifts: the power of choice. Regina realized that while we can’t control other people or situations, we do have a choice in how we respond to them. Regina shows us that if we choose to act from a place of love instead of a place of fear, we make our lives and the lives of those around us better in the process. Throughout the book, Regina shares her amazing (and often heart-wrenching) stories of how she moved away from a volatile, victimized frame of mind to a place of making conscious actions and decisions from a centered, heart-driven state. By following along with Regina’s personal stories and practicing the exercises she’s developed, we can all learn how to choose positive, heart-centered solutions for the difficulties in our life.



Awakening the Kind Heart

Awakening the Kind Heart Author Kathleen McDonald
ISBN-10 9780861719358
Release 2010-05-10
Pages 168
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Everyone appreciates kindness. A smile, a few friendly words, a show of concern when we're troubled or feeling unwell, an offer of help - gestures of kindness like these brighten our day and ease whatever sadness we may feel in our hearts. Feeling that "someone cares" fulfills a very deep need that we all have. And just as we appreciate other people being kind to us, others appreciate it when we are kind to them. That is why it is important to learn to be kind, because it will help make our relationships and interactions with others more satisfying and less problematic. But it's not always easy to be kind. Sometimes our hearts are filled with anger, jealousy, or pride, and being kind is the last thing we feel like doing. Or we get so caught up in our work and responsibilities that we find no time to think of others and their needs, no time to be kind and gentle. However, these problems can be remedied. The Buddhist tradition offers a wealth of methods that can be used to overcome whatever prevents us from being kind and gentle. Some of these methods are explored and explained in this book - in a way that will allow you to practice them in your daily life. Awakening the Kind Heart offers powerful and inviting meditation techniques to activate the heart of kindness within us all - a modern and motivating interpretation of traditional and powerful practices.



Being with Dying

Being with Dying Author Joan Halifax
ISBN-10 0834821745
Release 2009-11-17
Pages 224
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The Buddhist approach to death can be of great benefit to people of all backgrounds—as has been demonstrated time and again in Joan Halifax’s decades of work with the dying and their caregivers. Inspired by traditional Buddhist teachings, her work is a source of wisdom for all those who are charged with a dying person’s care, facing their own death, or wishing to explore and contemplate the transformative power of the dying process. Her teachings affirm that we can open and contact our inner strength, and that we can help others who are suffering to do the same.



As Above So Below

As Above  So Below Author Ronald S. Miller
ISBN-10 0874776597
Release 1992
Pages 312
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An exploration of spirituality discusses finding the extraordinary in the ordinary, the Western spiritual tradition, transpersonal psychology, shamanism, mythology, feminine spirituality, and more. Original.



Keys to the Open Gate

Keys to the Open Gate Author Kimberley Snow
ISBN-10 0943233631
Release 1994
Pages 352
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Gathers examples from multiple spiritualities to create literatures and liturgies for celebrating feminism religiously