Letting Go and New Beginnings

A Mother's Poetic Journey

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Author: Margaret Dubay Mikus, Ph.d.

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781456482077

Category:

Page: 184

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"Letting Go and New Beginnings: A Mother's Poetic Journey" is a compelling, personal story told through insightful, accessible poetry and evocative photographs in support of parents whose teens are leaving home. Intended to encourage family understanding, heal rifts, and ease the pain of separation, it gives voice to a swirling complexity of emotions. Sharing these sometimes funny, sometimes bittersweet poems may help family relationships grow closer, deeper, and richer. You may also become more aware of how your parents felt in letting you go.International Book Award Finalist, (E-Book Autobiography/ Biography/ Memoir)Global E-Book Awards Honorable Mention, (Parenting/ Family Non-Fiction)"It's the story of loving and letting go, the bittersweet feeling all parents feel, all people feel when our cherished ones start to move on. I found the poems to be beautiful and timely-mirroring the transition I find myself in now-letting go, new beginnings. I also love how the imagery of the photographs expresses and compliments the intentions of the poems."-Karen Gottlieb"...very reflective and takes some of us back on our own journey, yet inspirational for those about to embark on the journey. There was a section 'to my daughter' that I clipped for my daughter to read. I also found myself laughing out loud as I read some parts. Well done!"-Lena Dobbs-Johnson"Margaret's poems are always personal, yet universal, in that any sensitive reader will be able to identify with the thoughts they embody ... lyrical ... concise and still as elaborate as prose .... This particular anthology focuses on letting go of your children 'when their hours are no longer woven into the fabric of your days.' [She] not just gives voice to feelings that are often repressed, but sincerely seeks to heal. Above all this is a labor of love from a...loving mother, adorned with words from the heart and simple photographs that complement the words beautifully. I highly recommend this book... to all sensitive readers who are working on letting go in any way."-Pramod UdayA Poem From "Letting Go and New Beginnings":2/24/08After You LeftConstantlyI am watching out for you.Even when I am not watching,I am watching.I cannot say why this is trueor when it began,it feels like forevermy love.So do me a great favorand become...not less carefreenor less careless,nor even more careful,for being full of careis not it exactly.Be more aware of your choices,more in tune with your inner wisdom.For you are wise dear one.And if I am selfishand want you to stay with mewhen it is clearly time to go,forgive... and go.Call me when you arrive.I will be waiting.Margaret Dubay Mikus(c) 2008

New Beginnings

Letting go of the past to prepare for the future

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Author: Anrie van den Berg

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1504334809

Category: Poetry

Page: 110

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New Beginnings is a chapbook of poems that will inspire the courage to let go of the past, live in the unknown, and take advantage of what one already has to create new beginnings. Sometimes life will take us on all sorts of twists and turns that we would never have imagined. The poems reveal the emotional rollercoaster that is love—the highs and lows; the longing and desperation; and finally the hope and courage. In the end, all that matters is that we embrace the opportunities and experiences of love in our lives to achieve our fullest potential.

Letting Go

The Way Into Abundance: The Personal Story of the Founder of the Beginning Experience

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Author: Josephine Stewart

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439264676

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 217

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This vibrant nun's religious life did not begin with choirs of angels singing God's invitation, but as an almost accidental response to a marriage proposal reinforced by a desire to travel to Europe. Grounded in human nature, Sister Josephine has known life's blessings as well as its sorrows. Dedication to one life-long relationship with God entailed wrenching separations, each conferring deep understanding of human heartache. By letting go, she discovered God's direction into new and unforeseen abundance. Her compassionate response to a divorced friend's grief led to their collaborative creation of a ministry for divorced and widowed people that became an international program. Her letters to and from God reveal her close personal relationship with Him. Her bodily prayers embrace His wonders: riding waves, sketching, swimming in the ocean of God's love. This captivating story of her unique life will affirm and inspire by its blessed humanity.

Each Day a New Beginning

Daily Meditations for Women

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Author: Karen Casey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1592857612

Category: Self-Help

Page: 400

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These meditations, one for each day of the year, speak to the common experience, shared struggles, and unique strengths of a woman, especially those seeking support and spiritual growth in recovery. Each day holds its promise, and life's journey begins anew. Find inspiration and guidance for dealing with the challenges and new experiences of recovery in the writings in Each Day a New Beginning--from a woman who cares about others. Beloved author, Karen Casey, writes about self-esteem, friendships with other women, hope, attitudes about life and relationships, and more. Her words help bridge the gap between self and Higher Power, between loneliness and sharing the emotions of recovery.Each day's message begins with a quotation--from such exceptional women as Agatha Christie, Annie Dillard, Beverly Sills, Helen Keller, Maria Montessori, Adrienne Rich, Katharine Hepburn, Amelia Earhart, and many more--and ends with an affirmation, marshaling the feminine courage and spirit, wisdom and wit that make every day count.Almost three million recovering women turn to these meditations each day.

Leadership and Management in Integrated Services

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Author: Judy McKimm,Kay Phillips

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1844455807

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Government drivers promote integrated health and social care services for children and adults yet the field is immensely complex, with the involvement of multiple agencies, professionals and other stakeholders. This book will help students and new practitioners make sense of this rapidly changing scene. It provides an overview and introduction to core leadership and management principles, the key management structures and organisations that comprise integrated services. It also considers some of the differences and dilemmas arising from the range of professions and organisations involved in delivering integrated services.

15 Things You Should Give Up to Be Happy

An Inspiring Guide to Discovering Effortless Joy

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Author: Luminita D. Saviuc

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698182731

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

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Based on a phenomenally popular blog post, a simple and counterintuitive approach to finding true joy When PurposeFairy.com founder Luminita Saviuc posted a list of things to let go in order to be happy, she had no idea that it would go viral, shared more than 1.2 million times and counting. Based on that inspiring post, this heartfelt book gives readers permission to give up--that is, to let go of the bad habits that are holding them back from achieving authentic happiness and living their best lives. Lessons include: · Give Up the Past · Give Up Your Limiting Beliefs · Give Up Blaming Others · Give Up the Need to Always Be Right · Give Up Labels · Give Up Attachment Simple yet wise, and informed by the author's own inspiring personal journey, this liberating little book presents a fresh twist on happiness advice: take a step back to reflect, and give yourself permission to let things go. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Making Tough Decisions about End-of-Life Care in Dementia

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Author: Anne Kenny

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421426684

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 232

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Each year, more than 500,000 people are diagnosed with dementia in the United States. As stunning as that figure is, countless family members and caregivers are also affected by each diagnosis. Families are faced with the need to make vital end-of-life decisions about medical treatment, legal and financial matters, and living situations for those who no longer can; no one is prepared for this process. And many caregivers grapple with sadness, confusion, guilt, anger, and physical and mental exhaustion as dementia enters its final stage. In Making Tough Decisions about End-of-Life Care in Dementia, Dr. Anne Kenny, a skilled palliative care physician, describes how to navigate the difficult journey of late-stage dementia with sensitivity, compassion, and common sense. Combining her personal experience caring for a mother with dementia with her medical expertise in both dementia and end-of-life care, Dr. Kenny helps the reader prepare for a family member’s death while managing their own emotional health. Drawing on stories of families that Dr. Kenny has worked with to illustrate common issues, concerns, and situations that occurs in late-stage dementia, this book includes practical advice about • making life-altering decisions while preparing for a loved one’s inevitable death • medical care, pain, insomnia, medication, and eating • caring for the caregiver • having conversations about difficult topics with other family members and with health care, legal, and financial professionals Concrete to-do lists and lists of important points provide information at a glance for busy caregivers. Each chapter concludes with a list of additional resources for more information and help. Making Tough Decisions about End-of-Life Care in Dementia is a lifeline, an invaluable guide to assist in the late stage of dementia.

Closure and the Law of Relationship

Endings as New Beginnings

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Author: Lissa Coffey

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781439259535

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

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Relationships do not really end -- they only become redefined. And nomatter what experiences we may have, they all afford us opportunities forgrowth and greater self-realization.

Resurrection Year

Turning Broken Dreams Into New Beginnings

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Author: Sheridan Voysey

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 0849964806

Category: Religion

Page: 212

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A hope-filled story about starting again after a dream has died--an emotive, poetic, and at times humorous discovery of the healing qualities of beauty, play, friendship, and love. Expectation. Expectation. Expectation. Disappointment.ÊAfter ten years of tear-soaked prayers, repeatedly dashed hopes, and multiple failed rounds of IVF, Sheridan Voysey and his wife come to a heart-breaking conclusion--their dream of having a child is over. Empty and confused from a decade of disappointment, they leave their jobs, pack their bags, and embark on a journey in search of restoration. Voysey chronicles their return to life. From the streets of Rome to the Basilicas of Paris, from the Alps of Switzerland to their new home in Oxford, they begin the healing process while wrestling with their doubts about God's goodness. One part spiritual memoir and one part love story, Resurrection Year is an honest, heart-felt book about recovering from broken dreams and reconciling with a God who is sometimes silent but never absent.

Transitions

Making Sense Of Life's Changes

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Author: William Bridges

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0738211427

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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Whether it is chosen or thrust upon you, change brings both opportunities and turmoil. Since first published 25 years ago, Transitions has helped hundreds of thousands of readers cope with these issues by providing an elegantly simple yet profoundly insightful roadmap of the transition process. With the understanding born of both personal and professional experience, William Bridges takes readers step by step through the three stages of any transition: The Ending, The Neutral Zone, and, in time, The New Beginning. Bridges explains how each stage can be understood and embraced, leading to meaningful and productive movement into a hopeful future. With a new introduction highlighting how the advice in the book continues to apply and is perhaps even more relevant today, and a new chapter devoted to change in the workplace, Transitions will remain the essential guide for coping with the one constant in life: change.

Let's Go, Dear Dragon

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Author: Margaret Hillert

Publisher: Norwood House Press

ISBN: 1599537745

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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A boy and his pet dragon celebrate the Fourth of July by going to the beach, having a picnic, and watching fireworks. This 21st Century edition is re-illustrated with a fresh and modern look. These timeless beginning readers foster independent reading and comprehension. Using high frequency words and repetition, readers gain confidence while enjoying every day experiences with a boy and his imaginary pet dragon. Educator resources include reading reinforcement activities and a word list in the back. Activities focus on foundational, language and reading skills. Sections include phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. Teachers' notes available on publisher's website.

The Next Chapter of Your Life

Thoughts About Changes and New Beginnings

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Author: Douglas Pagels

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781598427059

Category: Self-Help

Page: 93

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All of us have a "next chapter" in our lives. Whether they come along every few months or every few years, our life stories are filled with these moments. Every time we transition from one set of circumstances to another, we have a chance to start fresh and see things in a different light. And each time we begin a new chapter, we are given a golden opportunity to make our life turn out the way we want it to. If there's something you would like to change… about yourself, your job, your health, your relationships, or anything else on our wish list… spending time with this book is the best place to start. You will be giving yourself one of the most precious gifts of all… the gift of a new beginning. Whether you want to achieve a little or a lot, this book will inspire you to get started, stay motivated, and believe in yourself - and jour abilities - more than you ever have before. Editor Douglas Pagels (whose books have sold over 3 million copies) has chosen a remarkable selection of wise and wonderful words to help guide you, and the result is an absolute gem. Take it home, take its message to heart, and let it help you make the next chapter of your life… the best chapter of your life! Book jacket.

Let Go Now

Embracing Detachment

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Author: Karen Casey

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 145961674X

Category: Psychology

Page: 460

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Explains how to let go of trying to control other people in order to solve problems and describes how to be more open to showing genuine love and empathy toward others.

Never Let Me Go

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Author: Kazuo Ishiguro

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 9780307371331

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day and When We Were Orphans, comes an unforgettable edge-of-your-seat mystery that is at once heartbreakingly tender and morally courageous about what it means to be human. Hailsham seems like a pleasant English boarding school, far from the influences of the city. Its students are well tended and supported, trained in art and literature, and become just the sort of people the world wants them to be. But, curiously, they are taught nothing of the outside world and are allowed little contact with it. Within the grounds of Hailsham, Kathy grows from schoolgirl to young woman, but it’s only when she and her friends Ruth and Tommy leave the safe grounds of the school (as they always knew they would) that they realize the full truth of what Hailsham is. Never Let Me Go breaks through the boundaries of the literary novel. It is a gripping mystery, a beautiful love story, and also a scathing critique of human arrogance and a moral examination of how we treat the vulnerable and different in our society. In exploring the themes of memory and the impact of the past, Ishiguro takes on the idea of a possible future to create his most moving and powerful book to date.

Codependent No More

How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself

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Author: Melody Beattie

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1592857922

Category: Self-Help

Page: 276

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The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America's best-loved and most inspirational authors holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life. Is someone else's problem your problem? If, like so many others, you've lost sight of your own life in the drama of tending to someone else's, you may be codependent--and you may find yourself in this book--Codependent No More.The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America's best-loved and most inspirational authors holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life.With instructive life stories, personal reflections, exercises, and self-tests, Codependent No More is a simple, straightforward, readable map of the perplexing world of codependency--charting the path to freedom and a lifetime of healing, hope, and happiness.Melody Beattie is the author of Beyond Codependency, The Language of Letting Go, Stop Being Mean to Yourself, The Codependent No More Workbook and Playing It by Heart.

Let the Journey Begin

Finding God's Best for Your Life

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Author: Max Lucado

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0718038797

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Powerful, life-changing messages for a vital time in life. Graduation is a time of excitement and uncertainty. For graduates the question is, will they face the future with or without God? Let the Journey Beginrepack is filled with godly wisdom, encouragement, and guidance from bestselling and trusted author Max Lucado for students about to embark on new steps in their life journey. Graduates will be reassured that they are not alone—God is with them every step of their way. This bestselling book will include thirty-two additional pages of new content, all consisting of excerpts, quotes, and scripture as well as an updated interior design to appeal to a new generation of graduates. Included are pages for personal goals, favorite verses of scripture, and prayers. Trim Size: 5 x 7

Journeys Into Radiance

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Author: Mira El,Mira El Lindsey

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595005578

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 200

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Journeys into Radiance is a compilation of messages that were telepathically received from the realms of light where the angels and the Ascended Masters dwell. The messages were received in a group setting where people came together to meditate and commune with the celestial realms. The focus of this activity was to be in service to God and the Divine Plan for planet earth. The information received was recorded and later transcribed for this book. All of those present could feel the infusion of Grace and Light that accompanies this work. It is hoped that all of those that read this book will receive of that Grace.

Embrace the Chaos

How India Taught Me to Stop Overthinking and Start Living

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Author: Bob Miglani

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1609948262

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

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Like many of us, Bob Miglani felt overwhelmed and anxious. He worried constantly about his job, his finances, and his family. It was a chance invitation to India, the land of his birth, that finally freed him. India, Miglani writes, is “the capital of chaos”: over a billion people living on one-third the space of the United States. And it was there that he learned to let go. The secret is to stop trying to control the chaos and focus on what you can control—your own actions, words, and thoughts. Move forward, make mistakes, trust your intuition, find your purpose. In this inspiring book, Miglani shares the experiences and encounters that helped him finally get it. What happens when you find yourself in an Indian village with no money and a plane to catch? How could an educated urban woman agree to a marriage after two dates? What keeps a rural health worker motivated despite the enormous need and such limited ability to help? What does trying to catch an insanely overcrowded bus teach you about perfection? Embracing the chaos, Miglani found, “leads us down paths we never would have walked on...It brings out strengths we never knew existed inside of us.”

Fearless Living and Loving

Christian Hope for the Sick and Their Caregivers

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Author: John A. Love

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490846808

Category: Religion

Page: 286

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Fearless Living and Loving guides readers through a journey of self-discovery. Its uplifting stories offer a new way to perceive the world, and its timeless lessons empower Christians to make positive, life-changing choices. As we endure hardships, questions arise. Has God given up on me? How can I gain more courage and strength? How can I find lasting inner peace? Fearless Living and Loving explores these concerns as it presents the transforming ministry of Christ in a way that everyone can understand. Jesus affirmed that, as our love grows, we are better equipped to overcome adversity. And as our faith grows, we are able to let go of worry and doubt. In times of sickness or decline, people want to feel safe and loved. In times of pain or distress, people seek to learn more about life’s meaning and purpose. And in times of loss or sadness, people strive to maintain hope. These existential truths are found in every part of the world. Yet, by inviting God’s love into our hearts, we can be ready for life’s biggest challenges. And by embracing the Light of Christ, we can live and love without fear. Praise for Fearless Living and Loving: “Heart-warming, healing, and inspirational. I look at my life in a completely different way.” —Melinda Crowley, licensed caregiver “I’ve found my center again. A real gem!” —JoAnne Dole, registered nurse “Uplifting lessons which help us find peace in every moment.” —Dr. Susan Berner, physician “Comfort at a time when my life was turned upside down.” —Mary Newman, massage therapist “Insightful and thought-provoking. A powerful presentation of Christ’s teachings!” —Rev. Julie Keene, pastor “Complex issues explained so that everyone can grasp them. A great gift!” —Tomek Ossoski, transitional care administrator

Star Trek: The Original Series: Foul Deeds Will Rise

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Author: Greg Cox

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476783268

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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An all-new Star Trek novel, set in the popular and blockbuster Original Series movie era! 2288. The U.S.S Enterprise-A is on a vital peacekeeping mission in a remote solar system beyond the boundaries of the Federation, where two warring planets—Pavak and Oyolo—are attempting to end years of bitter conflict. Crucial peace talks are being conducted aboard the Enterprise, even as Starfleet weapons inspectors oversee the disarmament process. Losses and atrocities on both sides have left plenty of hard feelings behind, so Captain James T. Kirk has his work cut out for him, even as he unexpectedly runs into a disturbing figure from his past: Lenore Karidian. Twenty years ago, the deadly daughter of Kodos the Executioner tried to kill Kirk, but she has since been declared sane and rehabilitated. Kirk wants to give her the benefit of the doubt and a second chance at life, but when a mysterious assassination threatens the already fragile peace process, all clues point toward Lenore–and the future of two worlds hangs in the balance. ™, ®, & © 2014 CBS Studios, Inc. STAR TREK and related marks are trademarks of CBS Studios, Inc. All Rights Reserved.