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Because We Are Bad

Author : Lily Bailey
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A vivid, darkly funny, moving and uplifting account of a young woman's struggle with OCD.

Because We Are Bad

Author : Lily Bailey
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Written with the indelible power of Girl, Interrupted, Brain on Fire, and Reasons to Stay Alive, a lyrical, poignant memoir by a young woman about her childhood battle with debilitating obsessive compulsive disorder, and her hard-won journey to recovery. By the age of thirteen, Lily Bailey was convinced she was bad. She had killed someone with a thought, spread untold disease, and ogled the bodies of other children. Only by performing an exhausting series of secret routines could she make up for what she’d done. But no matter how intricate or repetitive, no act of penance was ever enough. Beautifully written and astonishingly intimate, Because We Are Bad recounts a childhood consumed by obsessive compulsive disorder. As a child, Bailey created a second personality inside herself—"I" became "we"—to help manifest compulsions that drove every minute of every day of her young life. Now she writes about the forces beneath her skin, and how they ordered, organized, and urged her forward. Lily charts her journey, from checking on her younger sister dozens of times a night, to "normalizing" herself at school among new friends as she grew older, and finally to her young adult years, learning—indeed, breaking through—to make a way for herself in a big, wide world that refuses to stay in check. Charming and raw, harrowing and redemptive, Because We Are Bad is an illuminating and uplifting look into the mind and soul of an extraordinary young woman, and a startling portrait of OCD that allows us to see and understand this condition as never before.

Because We Are

Author : Mildred Pitts Walter
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Emma’s dreams of popularity and academic success go up in smoke when she’s transferred to a less prestigious high school Twelfth grader Emma Walsh is one of the lucky few African Americans at exclusive Marlborough High School. She is the only black student on the student council, and she’s just been elected to the National Honor Society. Now, the Golden Slippers will invite her to participate in their annual debutante ball. Graduation will be followed by a scholarship to a major university, then a celebrated career as a doctor. Her future couldn’t be brighter. Until an uncalled-for outburst gets her transferred to the all-black Manning High School in the district where she lives. Emma fears she won’t fit in with the other students who are less fortunate than she. Her only friend is shy Allan Page, a senior on a free busing program who could have chosen any high school—and picked Manning. As Emma becomes caught up in life at her new school, her old life feels farther and farther away. Does she really want to be a debutante? Who is she trying to impress? Her successful physician father? Her boyfriend? What about herself?

Because We Are Human

Author : Cynthia Burack
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Offers a complete empirical account of US government programs, policies, and interventions outside the United States on behalf of the human rights of LGBTQ people. Around the world, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people continue to be threatened, attacked, arrested, tortured, and sometimes executed just for being sexual or gender minorities. Since the final months of the Clinton administration, agencies and officials of the US government have been engaging in programs and projects whose stated purposes are to serve goals of justice and equity for LGBTQ people outside the United States. Because We Are Human gives readers an inside look at US sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) human rights assistance programs. Cynthia Burack explores settings where indigenous and transnational human rights advocates meet to fund and strategize SOGI human rights movements. This book also examines key arguments against these programs, policies, and interventions that originate on both the conservative right and the progressive academic left. Burack ultimately recommends support for a US commitment to SOGI human rights and programs that serve the needs of LGBTQ people. “Thorough and thought-provoking … In Because We Are Human, Cynthia Burack’s insights help to shape a smart, comprehensive picture of US involvement in the global fight for LGBTQ rights.” — Foreword Reviews

Because We Are Friends

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Author : Chonyi Taylor
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All of us are caught up in addictions—big or small. Enough! presents a practical path that releases us from the grip of negative habits and addictions that block a full and meaningful life. We can learn how to undo our habits and addictions, but to do this we have to first find their triggers. With the right techniques, we can disarm them and learn more effective ways for dealing with the pain that so often underlies our problem-causing behaviors. Without the support of effective methods, we are likely to return to our addictions when pain and painful issues arise. Chönyi Taylor helps us break through that cycle, reconnect with ourselves and others, and feel more centered in our spiritual awareness. The meditations in this book are designed to develop familiarity with states of mind that can release us from addictive patterns. Presenting the essence of Buddhism without the jargon and fusing it with Western psychology, Chönyi Taylor engagingly combines practical exercises that were developed through her workshops with meditations and stories and presents invaluable insights about how the mind works. Enough! is intended for anyone who is looking for a powerful and effective way out of addiction, regardless of religious or secular background, and is suitable for self-study or as part of a guided program.

Remembering Who We Are

Author : Pia Smith Orleane
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Laarkmaa is a loving group of Pleiadians who are dedicated to the evolution of humanity. In Remembering Who We Are, Laarkmaa shares revelatory insights on how we can heal ourselves from all of our discomfort and dis-ease. Guiding us towards unimaginable possibilities, Laarkmaa shares wisdom about the nature of energy, the polarities of fear and love, our life purpose, the power of speech, the illusion of time, how to heal our relationships, and how we can manifest a better world. Each truth they share builds upon a preceding insight, until we are ultimately given all of the tools we need to heal ourselves and our world. The reader arrives at the end of the journey to find a series of choices. Will we, individually and collectively, make the right choices for our own evolution?“ What an amazing gift…on so many levels. I was riveted; it seems so familiar, and I couldn’t put it down. Such a joy; thank you. It will certainly touch the hearts of those who remember, and I hope will ring a chord with those who have forgotten.”Nicola Merton-RichardsThe Martinsell Spiritual Center, U.K.“ This book brings an answer to my searching. There is so much here that gives me goosebumps as I read it. Fantastic job all the way around! Now, of course, I would like to buy copies to give to all of the people who need what Laarkmaa has to say.”Rebecca Gretz, Expressions of LoveRadio Host, U.S.A.“This book is simple and deep. The vast implications for what is possible are matched with the feelings of love behind the text. It is now up to me to engage in a personal practice to make positive changes in my life.”Hans Nilsson, Author, Discover YourProblem Solving Abilities, Sweden

The Contemporary Middle Eastern Scene

Author : Gustav Stein
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The contributions to this volume are based on papers read at an international confer ence held in Hamburg in May 1978. Some of them are reprinted in their original form, others have been slightly modified in order to incorporate more recent findings. Since the overall concern is Middle Eastern development the various contributions deal with a wide range of problems. Studies on the Middle East are more often than not one-sided because of the pre dominating interest in the Arab-Israeli conflict and the economic factors relating to the supply of oil. At the Hamburg Conference, however, the participants concentrated main lyon examining such aspects of the situation as are far too often relegated to the side lines. In order to illustrate what those neglected topics are one should refer to two major examples: 1) the religio-cultural identity of Arabs and Israelis, 2) the tackling of political issues in Arab and Israeli literature.

Just Because We Are the 99

Author : Miss Mary
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This book is about the year 2011and the 99%. In a rush to punish President Obama, the 99% elected more of the NO party into office in the 2010 midterms. Even after eight years of economic manipulations which resulted in our financial meltdown, the 99% decided to reward the NO party with more representatives. This book is about the end result of that vote. It is about the 99% being 100% responsible for our economic non-recovery. The 99% diluted its power and the 99% paid the price with Republican's obsession for new abortion laws and voting restrictions The promise of job creation was ignored by those elected in 2010. This is a book explaining the manipulation of the 99% and the 99% allowing that manipulation. Hopefully, at the end of this book, the 99% will finally be motivated to get past their subconscious racism, which makes the 99% vulnerable to divisive manipulation. Hopefully, the 99% will understand the need to stop dividing and unify.

The One Command

Author : Asara Lovejoy
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If you believe that you have to struggle, save, work hard, and carefully invest in order to achieve financial security—then this book will change your mind and life forever. In The One Command, Asara Lovejoy introduces a new, simple process for tapping into your powerful mind to attract wealth. The six-step process will allow you to instantly stop your fearful negative thinking in its tracks, and reach the peaceful mental state of theta, from where you can naturally draw wealth and happiness to you. Asara says we all have the power within us to achieve a better life. Let go of the false idea that you can’t consciously control the infinite uncertainties surrounding your life, and discover the deep mental strength that is inherently yours. It’s time that you achieve the rich life you’ve always dreamed of. Surrender old ideas about money. Embrace radical concepts. You have the power to create and attract wealth

When Bad Things Happen to Other People

Author : John Portmann
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Although many of us deny it, it is not uncommon to feel pleasure over the suffering of others, particularly when we feel that suffering has been deserved. The German word for this concept-Schadenfreude-has become universal in its expression of this feeling. Drawing on the teachings of history's most prominent philosophers, John Portmann explores the concept of Schadenfreude in this rigorous, comprehensive, and absorbing study.

Loving from a Pure Heart

Author : Wendy J. Mahil
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Loving from a Pure Heart is a Christ-centered curriculum for those who struggle with the pain of dysfunctional relationships. It explores the faces of dysfunctional relationships, covering topics like distorted senses of reality, distorted senses of responsibility, control issues, chronic loneliness, and woundedness. It looks at roots of dysfunction, exploring topics like love hunger, addictions, abuse, legalism, and shame bound families. It provides tools for overcoming dysfunction by understanding the call of God to love as He loves and heart issues that hinder that. It talks about the art of building mutual relationships, loving in difficult circumstances, and understanding the love of God and living in light of that love. If you desire healthier, more meaningful relationships this book would be beneficial and can be used in private study, in counseling settings, or support group settings. Wendy J. Mahill is a member of the AACC, a lay counselor at Riverlakes Community Church in Bakersfield, California, and director of Passionate Heart Ministry. She's written three other books: Growing a Passionate Heart designed to help Survivors of childhood sexual abuse, Growing a Courageous Heart designed to help women struggling with eating disorders, and Embracing a Feeling Heart designed to help people understand the role emotions play in their lives. For more information visit: Nancy Keller has been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice since 2001. She resides in Bakersfield, California and has a passion to help people become emotionally healthy, She works with people suffering from childhood sexual victimization, depression, anxiety, loss, relationship issues, and those whose spouses struggle with sexual addiction. She leads a L.I.F.E. Group for women whose husbands with sexual addictions and/or infidelity. Nancy trains and equips leaders of Passionate Heart Ministry and enjoys sharing her own personal journey overcoming the effects of sexual abuse.

Karma The Power to Create Your World

Author : Sommer Matriangello
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Karma is energy. It cannot be seen, heard, tasted or smelled, yet it exists. Your karmic energy is unique to you because it is created by your beliefs. When you have a belief, you look for proof in your daily life that it is true. You are drawn to people who have the same beliefs you do. And people are drawn to you because you have the same beliefs they do. You are always attracting and repelling people, things and situations daily. Your karmic energy determines the kind of people you let into your life, the kind of things you keep around you and the kind of situations you always find yourself in. It also determines the people, things and situations you avoid. This cause and effect is your karmic energy and your karmic energy determines the kind of life you will live and the kind of world you will help create. Once you learn to change your karmic energy, you will have the power to change your life.

Freedom The End of the Human Condition

Author : Jeremy Griffith
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FREEDOM has its own very informative website: visit The fastest growing realization everywhere is that humanity can't go on the way it is going. Indeed, the great fear is we're entering endgame where we appear to have lost the race between self-destruction and self-discovery―the race to find the psychologically relieving understanding of our 'good and evil'-afflicted human condition. Well, astonishing as it is, this book by biologist Jeremy Griffith presents the 11th hour breakthrough biological explanation of the human condition necessary for the psychological rehabilitation and transformation of our species! The culmination of 40 years of studying and writing about our species' psychosis, FREEDOM delivers nothing less than the holy grail of insight we have needed to free ourselves from the human condition. It is, in short, as Professor Harry Prosen, a former president of the Canadian Psychiatric Association, asserts in his Introduction, 'The book that saves the world'. Griffith has been able to venture right to the bottom of the dark depths of what it is to be human and return with the fully accountable, true explanation of our seemingly imperfect lives. At long last we have the redeeming and thus transforming understanding of human behaviour! And with that explanation found all the other great outstanding scientific mysteries about our existence are now also able to be truthfully explained―of the meaning of our existence, of the origin of our unconditionally selfless moral instincts, and of why we humans became conscious when other animals haven't. Yes, the full story of life on Earth can finally be told―and all of these incredible breakthroughs and insights are presented here in this 'greatest of all books'.

Because We Are Canadians A Battlefield Memoir

Author : Charles Kipp
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This is the story of one man’s war—the memoirs of Sgt. Charles D. Kipp, who served with the Canadian army on active duty in Europe during the bloody days and weeks following D-Day. What makes this work stand out from other Second World War battlefield journals is its unadorned, almost naive sense—a guileless attention to small details, horrific and beautiful, that Kipp recalls from his experiences. First published in 2003, this is a must-read, not only for veterans of the War and military history buffs, but also for anyone who seeks to understand what ordinary soldiers endured during the Second World War. Charles d. Kipp was wounded nine times during ten months of fighting at the front during the Second World War. After the war, he farmed briefly before being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress syndrome and suffering a second heart attack. He passed away in January 2000.

Safe Distance Save Lives

Author : Mallika Sothinathan
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This book is based on the interviews that took place on the New Horizon Media Arts Youtube Channel. It encompasses some of the stories and experiences of the individuals. The Safe Distance Save Lives series began amidst the COVID pandemic. The purpose of this show was to portray the lives and experiences of people during the lockdown. The interviewees took the time to share the ways in which they continued to remain productive, resilient and motivated during the lockdown. Also, individuals and professionals from a variety of industries including- Entertainment, Education, Finance, IT etc shared their experiences and gave advice too. While some of them took proactive measures like taking new online dance or music classes, others continued to work from home amidst the pandemic.

A Journey to Enlightenment

Author : Linda Abrams
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A JOURNEY TO ENLIGHTENMENT is a journey to the light within each of us. Most people instinctively know there is a greater power at the core of creation. We have named that power God and have created many religions to celebrate God. Religions at their basis teach love and the Golden Rule but unfortunately because mankind has interjected their opinions into the mix there has been great separation between religions and people on this planet. Most of the wars have been fought because of the differences in interpretation that religions have. Each religion believes they are the one true path to God. But with all of the many religions which one is the one true way? We have learned to give our power to people outside of ourselves thus making ourselves powerless. It is time we turned within to the power inside of each of us, our heart, Soul, and God within. For it is there and only there that our true power lies. God is not outside of us as many religions have inferred. When we wake up and remember our authentic self as an aspect of the Creator is when the Journey to Enlightenment happens. We are much more then these bodies we inhabit. We are an Eternal Spirit focused in these human forms having a human experience, with powers and abilities far beyond our imagining. One of these powers is the ability to co-create with all of creation. Have you heard the expression, Thoughts become things? What we think goes forth from us and it takes form in this world we live in. At this time we are moving from the third dimensional frequency to the fifth, which is assisting us to remembering our Divine self. Allow me to assist you on your Journey To Enlightenment.

Angel Whitewolf

Author : Anonymous
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"This book is the word of The Antichrist. Whoever reads it, will have the Mark of The Beast and will be doomed forever." The Antichrist's intentions are to lead mankind to a new age of Enlightenment, the next step of human evolution, but the people that are bound to ancient beliefs might not want to acknowledge this. That's right, I am The Antichrist. After all this time it's finally happening. It was said that I would bring the answer to puzzling things, understand obscure sentences and reconcile opposites; this is actually true, I made things easy for anyone to understand. This book is the true love story of how I became what Christians call "The Antichrist". In these pages, I reveal secrets beyond most people's imagination. The greatest blasphemy of all times, or the highest truth that will save mankind... it's up to you to decide.

The Nature of Philosophical Problems

Author : John Kekes
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We must all make choices about how we want to live. We evaluate our possibilities by relying on historical, moral, personal, political, religious, and scientific modes of evaluations, but the values and reasons that follow from them conflict. Philosophical problems are forced on us when we try to cope with such conflicts. There are reasons for and against all proposed ways of coping with the conflicts, but none of them has been generally accepted by reasonable thinkers. The constructive aim of The Nature of Philosophical Problems is to propose a way of understanding the nature of such philosophical problems, explain why they occur, why they are perennial, and propose a pluralist approach as the most reasonable way of coping with them. This approach is practical, context-dependent, and particular. It follows from it that the recurrence of philosophical problems is not a defect, but a welcome consequence of the richness of our modes of understanding that enlarges the range of possibilities by which we might choose to live. The critical aim of the book is to give reasons against both the absolutist attempt to find an overriding value or principle for resolving philosophical problems and of the relativist claim that reasons unavoidably come to an end and how we want to live is ultimately a matter of personal preference, not of reasons.

The Collected Works of Witness Lee 1959 volume 2

Author : Witness Lee
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The Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1959, volume 2, contains messages given by Brother Witness Lee in June 1959 through September 1961. Historical information concerning Brother Lee's travels and the content of his ministry in 1959 can be found in the general preface that appears at the beginning of volume 1 in this set. The contents of this volume are divided into five sections, as follows: 1. Fourteen messages given in Manila, Philippines; Hong Kong; and Taipei, Taiwan, on June 14 through December 14, 1959. Chapters 6 through 9 consist of messages given in Manila on June 14 through July 7, chapters 1 through 5 consist of messages given in Hong Kong on July 27 through the first part of August, and chapters 10 through 14 consist of messages given in Taipei on August 19 through December 14. These messages were previously published in a book entitled Christ Making His Home in Our Heart and the Building Up of the Church and are included in this volume under the same title. 2. Fourteen messages given in Hong Kong on July 27 through August 8, 1959. These messages were previously published in a book entitled Knowing and Experiencing God as Life and are included in this volume under the same title. 3. Fourteen messages given in Hong Kong on July 31 and August 1, 1959 (chapters 13 and 14), and in Taipei, Taiwan, on March 10 through September 1, 1961 (chapters 1 through 12). These messages were previously published in a book entitled Leading the Young People with the Word and the Spirit and are included in this volume under the same title. 4. Six messages given in Hong Kong on August 12 through 16, 1959. These messages are included in this volume under the title Questions and Answers concerning Life and Service. 5. Thirteen messages given in Taipei, Taiwan, on August 31 through October 1, 1959. These messages were previously published in a book entitled Christ Being the Burden of the Gospel and are included in this volume under the same title.