Life Is A Verb
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|Author||: Patti Digh|
|Editor||: Rowman & Littlefield|
A guidebook for all who call themselves artists and those who need permission to re-insert creativity into their lives.
|Author||: Gary Chapman|
|Editor||: Baker Books|
Dr. Gary Chapman has spent his life helping people communicate love more effectively and in turn build more satisfying and lasting relationships. His book The Five Love Languages is a regular on the New York Times Best Sellers list--even after being in print for fifteen years--and has made the term "love language" a part of everyday speech. Love Is a Verb takes his teaching to the next level. Rather than a typical marriage self-help book filled with lengthy explanations of principles and techniques, it is a compilation of true stories displaying love in action. These stories--written by everyday people--go straight to the hearts of readers, who often say that illustrations are the most effective parts of a book. Gary Chapman adds a "Love Lesson" to each story, showing readers how they can apply the same principles to their own relationships.
|Author||: Ben Philippe|
From the award-winning author of The Field Guide to the North American Teenager comes a whip-smart and layered romantic comedy. Perfect for fans of Nicola Yoon and Jenny Han. Henri “Halti” Haltiwanger can charm just about anyone. He is a star debater and popular student at the prestigious FATE academy, the dutiful first-generation Haitian son, and the trusted dog walker for his wealthy New York City neighbors. But his easy smiles mask a burning ambition to attend his dream college, Columbia University. There is only one person who seems immune to Henri’s charms: his “intense” classmate and neighbor Corinne Troy. When she uncovers Henri’s less-than-honest dog-walking scheme, she blackmails him into helping her change her image at school. Henri agrees, seeing a potential upside for himself. Soon what started as a mutual hustle turns into something more surprising than either of them ever bargained for. . . . This is a sharply funny and insightful novel about the countless hustles we have to keep from doing the hardest thing: being ourselves.
|Author||: Melanie Falick|
|Editor||: Artisan Books|
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2019 Why do we make things by hand? And why do we make them beautiful? Led by the question of why working with our hands remains vital and valuable in the modern world, author and maker Melanie Falick went on a transformative, inspiring journey. Traveling across continents, she met quilters and potters, weavers and painters, metalsmiths, printmakers, woodworkers, and more, and uncovered truths that have been speaking to us for millennia yet feel urgently relevant today: We make in order to slow down. To connect with others. To express ideas and emotions, feel competent, create something tangible and long-lasting. And to feed the soul. In revealing stories and gorgeous original photographs, Making a Life captures all the joy of making and the power it has to give our lives authenticity and meaning.
|Author||: Julia Cook|
|Editor||: National Center for Youth Issues|
A positive resource for anyone dealing with ADHD or challenged by someone who has ADHD.Being a verb is hard!Especially for Louis, who can't seem to control himself when he gets the urge to move at the wrong time and situation.My knees start itching.My toes start twitching.My skin gets jumpy.Others get grumpy.Louis' mom comes to the rescue by teaching him techniques to help keep his inner itching, twitching and jumping to be a verb in check.
|Author||: Bob Goff,Donald Miller|
|Editor||: Thomas Nelson Inc|
Recounts lessons the author learned through taking on challenging and unique opportunities, offering commentary on the inherent compatibility of adventure and the Christian life as well as love's ability to encourage and inspire action.
|Author||: Richard L. Cassidy|
|Editor||: Richard Cassidy|
Richard Cassidy's Accountability: A Noun or a Verb? takes the simple premise of 'we are all accountable for our behavior' and explores the significant relationship between accountability and our personal and professional successes. What does it mean to be accountable? It means taking responsibility and not considering oneself the hapless victim. (If one is stopped and ticketed for driving sixty in a forty-five mile zone, is it logical to blame the police officer?) It also means creating a vision of the life most desired and working toward achieving that vision. It's not enough to be accountable; one must also be willing to put in the time. Many years of observing individuals and organizations confirmed Cassidy's long-held belief that men and women who take responsibility for their lives and the action required to move forward are more successful and more fulfilled. But what must we do to reach that point? According to the author, an in-depth and truthful analysis of who we are-our values and beliefs-must first be undertaken. By having a clearer picture of what we believe and how we exercise those beliefs, we move one giant step closer to that ultimate state of self-satisfaction and achievement.
|Author||: R. Buckminster Fuller,Jerome Agel,Quentin Fiore|
|Editor||: Gingko Press|
Buckminster Fullers explorations as an architect, engineer, philosopher and futurist are extended into experimental book form through his collaboration with producer Jerome Agel and designer Quentin Fiore. I Seem to Be A Verbs utopian plans, clever insights and light-hearted musings rub elbows with revelatory and often jolting reminders that we are in motion, full of impulsive nerves, flowing blood and constant thought. This fun and challenging book is packed with images, dense layouts and narratives reading both front to back and in reverse. All this to remind us that we are verbs, not nouns! Buckminster Fuller was awarded 25 patents, invented the geodesic dome, the dymaxion car and was expelled from Harvard twice. I Seem to Be a Verb was originally published in 1970. I am convinced that creativity is a priori to the integrity of the universe and that life is regenerative and conformity meaningless. R. Buckminster Fuller.
|Author||: Joe Moran|
|Editor||: Penguin UK|
A style guide by stealth - how anyone can write well (and can enjoy good writing) 'Moran is a past master at producing fine, accessible non-fiction.' - Helen Davies, Sunday Times 'Joe Moran has a genius for turning the prosaic poetic' - Peter Hennessy Advanced maths has no practical use, and is understood by few. A symphony can be widely appreciated, but created only by a genius. Good writing, however, can be written (and read) by anyone if we give it the gift of our time. And a sentence might be as near as many of us will get to orchestrating beauty. Enter universally praised historian Professor Joe Moran. Using minimal technical terms, First You Write a Sentence. is his unpedantic explanation of how the most ordinary words can be turned into verbal constellations of extraordinary grace. With examples from the Bible and Shakespeare to Orwell and Diana Athill, and with support from scientific studies of what most fires people's minds, he shows how we can all write in a way that is vivid, clear and engaging. With chapters from tools of the trade (from typewriters to texting and the impact this has on the craft); and writing and the senses (how to make the world visible and touchable); to how to find the ideal word, build a sentence, and construct a paragraph, First You Write a Sentence. informs by light example. It's an elegant gem in praise of the English sentence.
|Author||: William Hudson O'Hanlon,Bill O'Hanlon,Patricia O'Hanlon Hudson|
|Editor||: W. W. Norton & Company|
Shows how to break out of old patterns, solve relationship problems, increase feelings of love, and overcome past emotional difficulties
|Author||: Luiz Otávio Barros|
|Editor||: Camara Brasileira Do Livro|
If you're a high-intermediate to advanced student of English as a foreign or second language, and you sometimes feel like giving up on phrasal verbs, you're not alone. Phrasal verbs can be a nightmare for EFL/ESL students of all ages and levels, and the lists of phrasal verbs with meanings and examples you find on the Internet aren't always useful. 100 Phrasal Verbs to Learn for Life, written by best-selling author Luiz Otávio Barros, offers a fresh approach to helping B2, C1, TOEFL/IELTS, and Cambridge First/Advanced students learn phrasal verbs more effectively. It may even appeal to native speakers who want to learn more about how phrasal verbs work! Here's what makes the book unique: - Instead of teaching hundreds of low-frequency phrasal verbs, we focus on 100 really common ones and teach them really well. - The phrasal verbs are grouped by topic so you can remember them more easily. - Each phrasal verb is supported by an average of 15 examples so you can really understand it. - All of the 1,500 example sentences were adapted from authentic sources (newspapers, blogs, TV shows, etc.) so you can learn how each phrasal verb is used in the real world. - The number of meanings per lesson is limited so you don't get confused. - 100 Phrasal Verbs to Learn for Life is light on terminology so you don't waste your time on terms like "type 1" or "separable/inseparable." Phrasal verbs can be easier to learn than you think, especially at this level. So, why not give this book a chance and click/tap on look inside? 100 Phrasal Verbs to Learn for Life might be just what you need.
|Author||: Douglas Coupland|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
YOU ARE THE FIRST GENERATION RAISED WITHOUT RELIGION What happens if we are raised without religion or beliefs? As we grow older, the beauty and disenchantments of the world temper our souls. We all have spiritual impulses, yet where do these impulses flow in a world of commodities and consumerism? LIFE AFTER GOD is a compellingly innovative collection of stories responding to these themes. Douglas Coupland takes us into worlds we know exist but rarely see, finding rare grace amid our pre-millennium turmoil.
|Author||: bell hooks|
The acclaimed first volume in feminist icon bell hooks' "Love Song to the Nation,” All About Love is a revelation about what causes a polarized society and how to heal the divisions that cause suffering. Here is the truth about love, and inspiration to help us instill caring, compassion, and strength in our homes, schools, and workplaces. “The word ‘love’ is most often defined as a noun, yet we would all love better if we used it as a verb,” writes bell hooks as she comes out fighting and on fire in All About Love. Here, at her most provocative and intensely personal, renowned scholar, cultural critic and feminist bell hooks offers a proactive new ethic for a society bereft with lovelessness--not the lack of romance, but the lack of care, compassion, and unity. People are divided, she declares, by society’s failure to provide a model for learning to love. As bell hooks uses her incisive mind to explore the question “What is love?” her answers strike at both the mind and heart. Razing the cultural paradigm that the ideal love is infused with sex and desire, she provides a new path to love that is sacred, redemptive, and healing for individuals and for a nation. The Utne Reader declared bell hooks one of the “100 Visionaries Who Can Change Your Life.” All About Love is a powerful, timely affirmation of just how profoundly her revelations can change hearts and minds for the better.
|Author||: Patti Digh|
|Editor||: Rowman & Littlefield|
Four-Word Self-Help is a pithy nod to the fact that life is simpler than we try to make it. Author Patti Digh gives truisms for most of our woes in four well-chosen words, taking the issues of our busy, burdened days and proving that rather than “solving” a complexity with another complexity, the answer may well lie in simple actions. Twelve hot-button “issues” are addressed: Community, Love, Stress, Travel, Soul, Wellness, Success, Green, Activism, Children, Generosity, and Endings. Each concise nugget of advice, 101 in all, has been illustrated with sumptuous original art from around the world by readers of the author’s blog, 37days.com.
|Author||: Peter Mark Roget|
|Editor||: Forgotten Books|
Excerpt from Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases: Classified and Arranged So as to Facilitate the Expression of Ideas and Assist in Literary Composition The first edition of Dr. Roget's Thesaurus was published in the year 1852, and a second in the ensuing spring. On the issue of the third, in 1855, the volume was stereotyped. Since that time until now, the work has been reprinted in the same form and with little alteration, in rapidly succeeding editions, the printing of which has worn out the original plates. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
|Author||: Richard Collins|
|Editor||: University of Nevada Press|
From the big picture to the smallest detail, Richard Collins fashions a rousing memoir about the modern-day lives of cowboys and ranchers. However, Cowboy is a Verb is much more than wild horse rides and cattle chases. While Collins recounts stories of quirky ranch horses, cranky cow critters, cow dogs, and the people who use and care for them, he also paints a rural West struggling to survive the onslaught of relentless suburbanization. A born storyteller with a flair for words, Collins breathes life into the geology, history, and interdependency of land, water, and native and introduced plants and animals. He conjures indelible portraits of the hardworking, dedicated people he comes to know. With both humor and humility, he recounts the day-to-day challenges of ranch life such as how to build a productive herd, distribute your cattle evenly across a rough and rocky landscape, and establish a grazing system that allows pastures enough time to recover. He also intimately recounts a battle over the endangered Gila topminnow and how he and his neighbors worked with university range scientists, forest service conservationists, and funding agencies to improve their ranches as well as the ecological health of the Redrock Canyon watershed. Ranchers who want to stay in the game don’t dominate the landscape; instead, they have to continually study the land and the animals it supports. Collins is a keen observer of both. He demonstrates that patience, resilience, and a common-sense approach to conservation and range management are what counts, combined with an enduring affection for nature, its animals, and the land. Cowboy is a Verb is not a romanticized story of cowboy life on the range, rather it is a complex story of the complicated work involved with being a rancher in the twenty-first-century West.
|Author||: Dan Baker, Ph.D.,Cameron Stauth|
|Editor||: St. Martin's Griffin|
Dr. Dan Baker, director of the Life Enhancement Program at Canyon Ranch, has devoted his life to teaching people how to be happy. And apparently, most of us could use a little tutoring. Research has shown that the root of unhappiness--fear--lies in the oldest, reptilian part of our brains, and negative reactions are often dictated by primal instincts. We're literally "hardwired for hard times." In What Happy People Know, Dr. Baker uses evidence from the new science of happiness to show us how we can overcome this genetic predisposition toward negative reactions and lead a truly rich, happy, and healthy life. In this book, Dr. Baker shares the program that has revolutionized the lives of countless unhappy people, VIP's and regular Joes and Janes alike. First, you'll learn the only two issues that ever cause unhappiness and devise your plan to overcome both of them. Then, Dr. Baker teaches you how to spot the happiness traps, the five doomed ways we try to make ourselves happy, only to dig ourselves further into misery. Finally, he shares his happiness tools, the six simple skills that, when practiced consistently, will inevitably lead to greater optimism, courage, good humor, and fulfillment--in short, to happiness.
|Author||: David A. Cooper|
Explains the ancient Jewish mystical tradition of the Kabbalah to modern readers and applies it to the stresses and challenges of everyday life, with the help of evocative stories, point-by-point teachings, and exercises for beginners. Reprint.