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Burning Down the House

By Nell Bernstein
  • ISBN Code: : 159558966X
  • Publisher : New Press, The
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Law
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When teenagers scuffle during a basketball game, they are typically benched. But when Will got into it on the court, he and his rival were sprayed in the face at close range by a chemical similar to Mace, denied a shower for twenty-four hours, and then locked in solitary confinement for a month. One in three American children will be arrested by the time they are twenty-three, and many will spend time locked inside horrific detention centers that defy everything we know about how to rehabilitate young offenders. In a clear-eyed indictment of the juvenile justice system run amok, award-winning journalist Nell Bernstein shows that there is no right way to lock up a child. The very act of isolation denies delinquent children the thing that is most essential to their growth and rehabilitation: positive relationships with caring adults. Bernstein introduces us to youth across the nation who have suffered violence and psychological torture at the hands of the state. She presents these youths all as fully realized people, not victims. As they describe in their own voices their fight to maintain their humanity and protect their individuality in environments that would deny both, these young people offer a hopeful alternative to the doomed effort to reform a system that should only be dismantled. Burning Down the House is a clarion call to shut down our nation’s brutal and counterproductive juvenile prisons and bring our children home.

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  • Pdf File: there-are-no-children-here.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is the moving and powerful account of two remarkable boys struggling to survive in Chicago's Henry Horner Homes, a public housing complex disfigured by crime and neglect.

Michael Jackson, as Seen Through the Eye's of a Stranger: Who Sees into the Hearts of Others

By Monique Jordon
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1450083730
  • Total of Pages : 141
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 817
  • Pdf File: michael-jackson-as-seen-through-the-eye-s-of-a-stranger.pdf

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M-agical and mysterious I-ndeed he was, C-aring, sharing his unlimited love, H-aving and knowing no boundaries, A-chievements were a must E-specially when it came to us, L-eft us he has, within our hearts an empty place. J-ealousy and greed sought to destroy him, A-bove it he did rise, C-arrying on with, K-indness and grace, S-uffering loneliness and despair, O-ne genuine soul in need of repair, N-ow in the arms of angels in loving bliss.

Integrative Psychotherapy

By Mark R. McMinn,Clark D. Campbell
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  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Book Code : 0830875719
  • Total of Pages : 405
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 776
  • Pdf File: integrative-psychotherapy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Mark McMinn and Clark Campbell present a new integrative model of psychotherapy that is grounded in Christian biblical and theological teaching and in a critical and constructive engagement with contemporary psychology. The authors provide both theoretical analysis and also practical guidance for the practitioner.

Feeling Left Behind

By Kim Murdock
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  • Publisher : Bublish, Inc.
  • Book Code : 0578539268
  • Total of Pages : 311
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 419
  • Pdf File: feeling-left-behind.pdf

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2020 Colorado Authors' League Finalist 2020 Book Excellence Awards Finalist "Kim's words, ripped from her diary, are raw, painting a picture of the excruciating anguish that so many left behind by the physical departing of a loved one express." —Duck White-Petteruti, Founder, Domus Pacis Family Respite "It will give you, the reader, permission to remember, never forget, and to slowly live from the place of heart again." —Patty L. Luckenbach, MA, DD, associate minister and author of I Only Walk On Water When It Rains The grief that accompanies the loss of a loved one is crippling. In Feeling Left Behind, author Kim Murdock relates and empathizes with that pain because she’s been there. She knows what it feels like to be woefully blindsided by music or at the grocery store, to reconsider the future alone, and to connect with a person who is no longer alive. You will relate to her chapters as she describes: • The crushing desire to freeze time and isolate yourself • The unstable phase of “firsts”― first holidays, birthdays, anniversaries • The anger and sadness at seeing other couples • The loss of self, empathy, security, and tolerance • The heartbreaking sadness of getting rid of their belongings • And so much more This is not a step-by-step guide on how to grieve. Kim outlines every detail of her experience as well as the experiences of her widow/widower friends to show you that you are not alone. You are normal. And you deserve as much time as possible to figure out how to survive in your own way. "Kim's words, ripped from her diary, are raw, painting a picture of the excruciating anguish that so many left behind by the physical departing of a loved one express." —Duck White-Petteruti, Founder, Domus Pacis Family Respite

Super Thinking

By Gabriel Weinberg,Lauren McCann
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0525533591
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 106
  • Pdf File: super-thinking.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER! "You can't really know anything if you just remember isolated facts. If the facts don't hang together on a latticework of theory, you don't have them in a usable form. You've got to have models in your head." - Charlie Munger, investor, vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway The world's greatest problem-solvers, forecasters, and decision-makers all rely on a set of frameworks and shortcuts that help them cut through complexity and separate good ideas from bad ones. They're called mental models, and you can find them in dense textbooks on psychology, physics, economics, and more. Or, you can just read Super Thinking, a fun, illustrated guide to every mental model you could possibly need. How can mental models help you? Well, here are just a few examples... • If you've ever been overwhelmed by a to-do list that's grown too long, maybe you need the Eisenhower Decision Matrix to help you prioritize. • Use the 5 Whys model to better understand people's motivations or get to the root cause of a problem. • Before concluding that your colleague who messes up your projects is out to sabotage you, consider Hanlon's Razor for an alternative explanation. • Ever sat through a bad movie just because you paid a lot for the ticket? You might be falling prey to Sunk Cost Fallacy. • Set up Forcing Functions, like standing meeting or deadlines, to help grease the wheels for changes you want to occur. So, the next time you find yourself faced with a difficult decision or just trying to understand a complex situation, let Super Thinking upgrade your brain with mental models.

Holding Your Family Together

By Dr. Rich Melheim
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  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Book Code : 1441266666
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 386
  • Pdf File: holding-your-family-together.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Create a Healthy, Happy, Godly Family . . . One Night at a Time Imagine a home where every person feels loved, valued, and heard. Imagine a family that seeks God's wisdom, will, and Word together. Imagine an intimate, affectionate community where every night is an experience of caring, sharing, comfort, and peace. You can make this beautiful picture a reality in your home. But it won't happen by accident--you need a plan! Holding Your Family Together is a workable, powerful plan based on a simple nightly routine: Share, Read, Talk, Pray, Bless. This is FAITH5, and it has transformed families around the world. No matter your child's age or your family's unique situation, FAITH5 can work for you. Inside you'll find everything you need to get your family into a nightly habit that will open your hearts to each other and to God. Does this sound like an impossible dream? It's not, and you can start . . . tonight.

Go Your Own Way

By Faith Conlon,Ingrid Emerick,Christina Henry de Tessan
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  • Publisher : Seal Press
  • Book Code : 0786750618
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 241
  • Pdf File: go-your-own-way.pdf

Book Short Summary:

There is nothing quite like hitting the road by yourself to awaken your senses, sharpen your mind, and build your confidence. In twenty-three beautifully crafted essays, women recount the thrills of traveling solo. Despite threat-assessment levels and airport-security hassles, women of all generations are traveling more freely and independently than ever before. In that go-for-it spirit, Go Your Own Way spans the globe: adventure diva Holly Morris finds herself lost in the jungles of Borneo, alone with her thoughts and a cold-blooded companion; Lara Triback's quest to learn the tango takes her to the late-night dance floors of Buenos Aires; Stephanie Griest finds female friends invaluable in her journey through Uzbekistan; and Amy Balfour recounts a hilarious trek up Yosemite's Half Dome. The writers in Go Your Own Way pay tribute to the empowerment of independent adventure and discovery, offering up the perfect antidote for today's climate of fear and international discord. All the while, they show that alone doesn't have to mean lonely.

The Orphan

By Audrey Punnett
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  • Publisher : Fisher King Press
  • Book Code : 1771690178
  • Total of Pages : 178
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 789
  • Pdf File: the-orphan.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Orphan: A Journey to Wholeness addresses loneliness and the feeling of being alone in the world, two distinct characteristics that mark the life of an orphan. Regardless if we have grown up with or without parents, we are all too likely to meet such experiences in ourselves and in our daily encounters with others. With numerous case examples, Dr. Punnett describes how loneliness and the feeling of being alone tend to be repeated in later relationships and may eventually lead to states of anxiety and depression. The main purpose of this book is not to just stay within the context of the literal orphan, but also to explore its symbolic dimensions in order to provide meaning to the diverse experiences of feeling alone in the world. In accepting the orphan within, we begin to take responsibility for our own unique life journey, a privileged journey in which one can at some point in time say with pride, I am an orphan.

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

By Amy Morin
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062358316
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 187
  • Pdf File: 13-things-mentally-strong-people-don-t-do.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Kick bad mental habits and toughen yourself up."—Inc. Master your mental strength—revolutionary new strategies that work for everyone from homemakers to soldiers and teachers to CEOs. Everyone knows that regular exercise and weight training lead to physical strength. But how do we strengthen ourselves mentally for the truly tough times? And what should we do when we face these challenges? Or as psychotherapist Amy Morin asks, what should we avoid when we encounter adversity? Through her years counseling others and her own experiences navigating personal loss, Morin realized it is often the habits we cannot break that are holding us back from true success and happiness. Indulging in self-pity, agonizing over things beyond our control, obsessing over past events, resenting the achievements of others, or expecting immediate positive results holds us back. This list of things mentally strong people don't do resonated so much with readers that when it was picked up by Forbes.com it received ten million views. Now, for the first time, Morin expands upon the thirteen things from her viral post and shares her tried-and-true practices for increasing mental strength. Morin writes with searing honesty, incorporating anecdotes from her work as a college psychology instructor and psychotherapist as well as personal stories about how she bolstered her own mental strength when tragedy threatened to consume her. Increasing your mental strength can change your entire attitude. It takes practice and hard work, but with Morin's specific tips, exercises, and troubleshooting advice, it is possible to not only fortify your mental muscle but also drastically improve the quality of your life.

Strengthen your Soul

By Fr Andreas Konanos
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  • Publisher : AKAKIA Publications
  • Book Code : 1909550841
  • Total of Pages : 129
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 893
  • Pdf File: strengthen-your-soul.pdf

Book Short Summary:

You always deserve your self-worth. And you deserve it because you are a creature of God, His creation. Because God loves you and the whole heaven watches over you, takes care of you and gives you importance. Even if no one calls you on the phone for a whole day, even if no one speaks to you, there is a tremendous power inside you. You have value and personality. You are a unique being and there is no one like you anywhere on earth. No one is like you, no one has your traits, your gifts and talents, but on the other hand, no one has your problems, your peculiarities and your character in general. You are who you are and you have your own value. Jesus loves you and gives you importance. He wants to strengthen you. How can this be done? With all the ups and downs. One moment you feel that you have Christ and the next you feel you are losing Him. He comes and goes. This is exactly what His disciples felt after the Resurrection, when, desperate and lost in their thoughts, they were walking towards Emmaus. As soon as they had just started feeling their heart aflame for Him, He had shared the bread with them, but as soon as they had started understanding the Lord, He once more went away from them. Why? To make them stronger. He only left a sweet sensation in their soul, warmth, faith and power. To make them believe, to touch and to feel the invisible as present. To make them feel that they hold the One who goes away but leaves behind Him His fragrance, His sweetness, His zeal and the yearning for Him. Christ wants us to love Him, but without having the feeling of certainty that we hold Him. He does not want to give us certainty, but leaves us suspended where we can experience the most exciting flights; make the most beautiful patterns in the sky of His love, and in the sea of life where we are swimming in its waves. You may think that you don’t know where you are going in this vast ocean. Then He tells you: -"Let the wind carry you away", -"But I have no compass. I feel I have nothing", -"Just give in and something good will come out of it". The proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated for the completion of the Church of "Panagia Galaxa, Thalassokratousa".