Being True to Life

Poetic Paths to Personal Growth

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Author: David Richo

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834821736

Category: Self-Help

Page: 176

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Psychotherapist David Richo offers a fresh and inspiring approach to personal growth: we can use the process of writing and reading poetry to move toward greater self-understanding and emotional healing. Even if you’ve never written a poem before, you can learn to use poetry to explore your feelings, your relationships, your childhood, your dreams, and more. Richo explains how the creative, intuitive process of making poetry can help us gain access to our deepest truths, leading us to make connections and explore experiences in a new way, beyond the constraints of everyday language. This book offers a range of practical exercises for getting started, as well as guidance on how to read poetry in a way that can be personally transformative. Being True to Life shows us that poetry is not reserved for a few specially talented individuals but is a deeply human activity that anyone can tap into for greater clarity and insight into life’s struggles, beauty, and mysteries.

Albert Schweitzer Reverence for Life The Adventure of Being True to Yourself

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Author: Walt Martin,Magda Ott

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1387097369

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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Acclaim for this book His Holiness The Dalai Lama .".". exceptionally important... (Dr. Albert Schweitzer's philosophy) focusing on reverence for life and campaign against nuclear weapons that naturally flows from it remain sources of great inspiration today."" Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder Jane Goodall Institute, UN Messenger of Peace ""Turn to this beautiful book for inspiration, for hope, for renewed faith in your own ability to make a difference for people, animals and the human community. I can't think of a better way to spend time than this wonderful book."" Mikhail Gorbachev .".". The book Albert Schweitzer: Reverence for Life... can not be more timely. It is not just a tribute to one of mankind's Giants of Human Spirit, it is also a tocsin that appeals to our conscience.""

Sight and Sensibility

Evaluating Pictures

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Author: Dominic McIver Lopes

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 0191535036

Category: Philosophy

Page: 222

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Looking at pictures, we see in them the scenes they depict, and any value they have springs from these experiences of seeing-in. Sight and Sensibility presents the first detailed and comprehensive theory of evaluating pictures. Dominic Lopes confronts the puzzle of how the value of seeing anything in a picture can exceed that of seeing it face to face - his solution pinpoints how seeing-in is like and unlike ordinary seeing. Moreover, since part of what we see in pictures is emotional expressions, his book also develops a theory of expression especially tailored to pictures. Not all evaluations of pictures as opportunities for seeing-in are aesthetic - others are cognitive or moral. Lopes argues that these evaluations interact, for some imply others. His argument entails novel conceptions of aesthetic and cognitive evaluation, such that aesthetic evaluation is distinguished from art evaluation as essentially tied to experience, and that cognitive evaluations assess cognitive capacities, including perceptual ones. Ultimately, Lopes defends images against the widespread criticism that they thwart serious thought, especially moral thought, because they merely replicate ordinary experience. He concludes by presenting detailed case studies of the contribution pictures can make to moral reflection. Sight and Sensibility will be essential reading for anyone working in aesthetics and art theory, and for all those intrigued by the power of images to affect our lives.

Choose the Life You Want

The Mindful Way to Happiness

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Author: Tal Ben-Shahar

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 1615191631

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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What kind of life do you want for yourself? What choices will create this kind of life? In his New York Times bestseller Happier, positive psychology expert Tal Ben-Shahar taught us how to become happier through simple exercises. Now, in Choose the Life You Want, he has a new, life-changing lesson to share: Drawing on the latest psychological research, Ben-Shahar shows how making the right choices—not the big, once-in-a-lifetime choices, but the countless small choices we make every day almost without noticing—has a direct, long-lasting impact on our happiness. Every single moment is an opportunity to make a conscious choice for a happy and fulfilled life. Choose the Life You Want covers 101 such choices, complete with real-life stories, to help you identify and act on opportunities large and small.

True to Life Upper-Intermediate Class Book

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Author: Ruth Gairns,Stuart Redman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521574839

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 176

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Presents a five-level course for adults, which focuses on contemporary themes, language and learning styles that are relevant to adult learners. This title includes photocopiable worksheets, tests and videos, and the ready-made lessons can be used as they stand, or adapted using the optional activities suggested in the Teacher's Book.

Comedy, Seriously

A Philosophical Study

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Author: D. Nikulin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137415142

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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Comedy, Seriously provides a philosophical interpretation of comedy and argues that comedy displays a particular kind of rationality that reflects philosophical thinking. In particular, that comedy is defined not so much by laughter or jokes, but rather the structure of its plot, which is isomorphic with that of the philosophical argument. Comedy allows for the resolution of a conflict and the achievement of well-being and equality through action that follows the comic plot. Moreover, such action is propelled by the 'thinker on stage,' who, as socially and politically oppressed, contributes to the liberation of all and the achievement of the good life. Comedy, therefore, establishes the universal pattern for justice and well-being and allows us to rethink the notion of subjectivity not as the modern isolated subject, but rather as integrated with others through shared action and dialogical involvement.

True to Life

The Incredible Story of a Young Woman Who Spoke Up for the Unborn and Found Herself in the National Spotlight

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Author: Janet Folger

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 0307785912

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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The incredible story of a young woman who spoke up for the unborn and found herself in the national spotlight. As this desperate battle continues to rage, God has placed at its epicenter the most unlikely of persons: Janet Folger who used to be afraid to speak, period - let alone to speak out on abortion. But there she was as a young single woman fighting for and winning passage of the nation's first ban on partial-birth abortion. In the midst of making you laugh, Janet energizes you with renewed hope and a creative action plan for success in the human rights movement of our time. From the Trade Paperback edition.

True to Life Elementary Personal Study Workbook

English for Adult Learners

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Author: Joanne Collie,Stephen Slater

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521421416

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 177

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True to Life is a five level course designed specifically for adult learners.

True to Life Intermediate Personal Study Workbook

English for Adult Learners

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Author: Ruth Gairns,Stuart Redman,Joanne Collie

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521456319

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 156

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True to Life is a five level course designed specifically for adult learners.