Voices of Perfectionism

Perfectionistic Gifted Adolescents in a Rural Middle School

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Author: Patricia A. Schuler

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0788188267

Category: Gifted children

Page: 108

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Investigates the characteristics of perfectionistic gifted adolescents in a rural middle school, how they perceived their perfectionism, the influences on their perfectionism, & the consequences of their perfectionistic behaviors in the context of their rural middle school experiences. Qualitative & quantitative methods of data collection were employed to gather data from 20 gifted adolescents identified as having perfectionistic tendencies. Semi-structured interviews, record & document review, self-report teacher survey, & participant observation were used to identify factors that may influence the perceptions & behaviors of this population.

Finding the Deep River Within

A Woman's Guide to Recovering Balance and Meaning in Everyday Life

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Author: Abby Seixas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0787997498

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Psychotherapist Abby Seixas examines women who are chronically busy, providing guidance to help women reassess their priorities, slow down, and enjoy their lives, and discussing to-do lists, keeping a journal, making choices, and other related topics.

Wild Women, Wild Voices

Writing from Your Authentic Wildness

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Author: Judy Reeves

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608682951

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

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Write to Celebrate, Heal, and Free the Wild Woman Within In her years as a writing coach, Judy Reeves has found twin urges in women: they yearn to reclaim a true nature that resides below the surface of daily life and to give it voice. The longing to express this wild, authentic nature is what informs Reeves’s most popular workshop and now this workshop in a book. Here, you will explore the stages that make up your life, from wild child, daughter/sister/mother, and loves and lovers, to creative work, friendships, and how the wise woman encounters death. Both intuitive and practical, Wild Women, Wild Voices responds to women’s deep need for expression with specific and inspiring activities, exercises, and writing prompts. With true empathy, Reeves invites, instructs, and celebrates the authentic expression — even the howl — of the wild in every woman.

Hearing Things

Voice and Method in the Writing of Stanley Cavell

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Author: Timothy Gould

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226305639

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 230

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What does philosophy have to do with the human voice? Has contemporary philosophy banished the "voice" from the field of legitimate investigation? Timothy Gould examines these questions through the philosopher most responsible for formulating them, Stanley Cavell. Hearing Things is the first work to treat systematically the relation between Cavell's pervasive authorial voice and his equally powerful, though less discernible, impulse to produce a set of usable philosophical methods. Gould argues that a tension between voice and method unites Cavell's broad and often perplexing range of interests. From Wittgenstein to Thoreau, from Shakespeare to the movies, and from opera to Freud, Gould reveals the connection between the voice within Cavell's writing and the voices Cavell appeals to through the methods of ordinary language philosophy. Within Cavell's extraordinary productivity lies a new sense of philosophical method based on elements of the act of reading. Hearing Things is both an important study of Cavell's work and a major contribution to the construction of American philosophy.

Overcoming Perfectionism

Finding the Key to Balance and Self-Acceptance

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Author: Ann W. Smith

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0757317219

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

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Anything worth doing is worth doing well. Practice makes perfect. Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing. Failure is not an option. In today's perfection-obsessed culture, these are the maxims we live by. Yet, the damage that they cause is stifling. Renowned author and pioneer of codependency treatment Ann W. Smith knows this first hand. Smith has dealt with her fair share of perfectionism and has bared witness to this all too common phenomenon in her professional life, having spent the last thirty years studying the impact compulsive disorders have on individuals and family. While perfectionism lacks much of the stigma attached to today's most common compulsions—smoking, gambling, sex addiction, alcoholism, and drug abuse—many of the negative connotations on self and the family system are the same. Psychological and physical implications include: Headaches Isolation Anxiety attacks Fear of failure Sleep disturbances Digestive problems Back pain Overeating Sexual dysfunction Depression Suicidal thoughts or tendencies An inability to establish proper boundaries Overly critical of others The need to be in control Excessive guilt and shame In this revised and updated edition of the original, groundbreaking book Overcoming Perfectionism: The Key to a Balanced Recovery, Smith describes the key differences between overt and covert perfectionism; the role early attachment, temperament, sibling relationships, and life circumstances play in developing this pattern; and how to shift toward a center of balance for a more fulfilling life. Readers will learn how to identify and confront the root cause of their problem, how to reveal and accept their essence, and finally, they will learn the importance of forgiveness and letting go. Additionally, readers discover the key characteristics of a healthy family system, along with the single most important lesson of all—perfection does not exist.

Voices of hope

daily meditations for persons in recovery

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Author: Caroline Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780871626264

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

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Rock-Bottom Blessings

Discovering God's Abundance When All Seems Lost

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Author: Karen Beattie

Publisher: Loyola Press

ISBN: 0829438432

Category: Religion

Page: 152

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What does it mean to live an abundant life? Some might say living abundantly means living comfortably, having the family you always dreamed of, receiving accolades from your peers, in short—living a life that is commonly accepted by many as blessed. But what if having an abundant life is more than the “good life”? Can we actually be blessed in the midst of serious disappointments and setbacks? In Rock-Bottom Blessings, Karen Beattie makes the case that true abundance is found in the transformation that happens when we experience God’s presence during periods of grief, loss, and disappointment. With the help of her friends and her newfound Catholic faith, she learns to trust that God’s plan is better than hers. Beattie began to see life’s challenges as gifts to be accepted like all other gifts: with reverence and gratitude. Beattie’s story makes abundantly clear: it is the suffering, death, and resurrection of Christ (the paschal mystery) that can inspire us not only to find blessings in every season of our lives, but to be utterly transformed by God’s riches.

Clinical Voice Disorders

An Interdisciplinary Approach

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Author: Arnold Elvin Aronson

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 9780865773370

Category: Medical

Page: 396

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(2E 1985) A & P of phonation/normal voice dev./organic voice disorders/psychogenic voice disorders/clinical exam/etc.

Lose Weight, Live Healthy

A Complete Guide to Designing Your Own Weight Loss Program

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Author: Joyce D. Nash

Publisher: Bull Publishing Company

ISBN: 1936693135

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 368

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Incorporating the latest mindfulness and acceptance-based therapy approaches to weight management and health, this guide helps readers tailor nutrition, exercise, stress management, and emotion regulation to their own needs and lifestyle. This is not a diet book or a step-by-step program, but rather a guide that helps readers discover what works for them and to implement change strategies based on their own personal values and goals. Backed by research and based on well-established behavior change principles, this book offers the latest information on increasing motivation, overcoming binge eating, utilizing social support, meeting the challenges of changing, and considering bariatric surgery. Helpful tips for using smartphone technology and web-based programs are featured throughout the book.

Clinical Voice Disorders

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Author: Arnold E. Aronson,Diane Bless

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 1588906612

Category: Medical

Page: 336

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Praise for the previous edition:Should be a part of every voice therapist's library.--American Journal of OtolaryngologyThe fourth edition of Clinical Voice Disorders is an up-to-date, practical reference for the management of voice disorders caused by structural and neurologic etiologies, as well as psychogenic disorders. The book provides a solid foundation for understanding the relationship between biology and clinical assessment; how neuromechanism relates to disorders; and the complex nature of behavioral voice disorders and treatment. An expanded collection of clinical case studies provides the valuable opportunity to work through real-life examples of frequently encountered problems. New to this edition is a DVD-ROM with videos that provide a window into clinical interviewing, enabling viewers to observe Dr. Aronson's techniques and approaches to therapy. Additional chapters on the DVD-ROM present the evolution and embryology of the larynx and respiratory system, covering vital respiration, respiration for speech, and the anatomy and physiology of phonation. Demonstrations of vocal fold vibratory patterns, stroboscopic examples of various pathologies, and audio samples of dysarthric voices enable clinicians to apply concepts presented in the text. Highlights: Detailed presentation of the voice examination Evidence-based approaches that guide the reader through decision making and to the confident selection of treatments and therapies New chapter presenting the special considerations for treating the professional singer In-depth coverage of the laryngeal and respiratory anatomy and physiology--topics frequently omitted in textbooks on voice disorders Nearly 200 photographs and illustrations demonstrating key concepts Ideal for students in graduate-level speech-language pathology programs and clinicians treating patients with voice disorders, this multimedia resource is indispensable for mastering the philosophy and clinical management for the full range of clinical voice pathologies.