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Open Heart, Open Mind

By Clara Hughes
  • ISBN Code: : 1476757003
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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The long-awaited memoir by Canada’s most celebrated Olympian and advocate for mental health. From one of Canada’s most decorated Olympians comes a raw but life-affirming story of one woman’s struggle with depression. In 2006, when Clara Hughes stepped onto the Olympic podium in Torino, Italy, she became the first and only athlete ever to win multiple medals in both Summer and Winter Games. Four years later, she was proud to carry the Canadian flag at the head of the Canadian team as they participated in the opening ceremony of the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games. But there’s another story behind her celebrated career as an athlete, behind her signature billboard smile. While most professional athletes devote their entire lives to training, Clara spent her teenage years using drugs and drinking to escape the stifling home life her alcoholic father had created in Elmwood, Winnipeg. She was headed nowhere fast when, at sixteen, she watched transfixed in her living room as gold medal speed skater Gaétan Boucher effortlessly raced in the 1988 Calgary Olympics. Dreaming of one day competing herself, Clara channeled her anger, frustration, and raw ambition into the endurance sports of speed skating and cycling. By 2010, she had become a six-time Olympic medalist. But after more than a decade in the gruelling world of professional sports that stripped away her confidence and bruised her body, Clara began to realize that her physical extremes, her emotional setbacks, and her partying habits were masking a severe depression. After winning bronze in the last speed skating race of her career, she decided to retire from that sport, determined to repair herself. She has emerged as one of our most committed humanitarians, advocating for a variety of social causes both in Canada and around the world. In 2010, she became national spokesperson for Bell Canada’s Let’s Talk campaign in support of mental health awareness, using her Olympic standing to share the positive message of the power of forgiveness. Told with honesty and passion, Open Heart, Open Mind is Clara’s personal journey through physical and mental pain to a life where love and understanding can thrive. This revelatory and inspiring story will touch the hearts of all Canadians.

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  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 860
  • Pdf File: awake-mind-open-heart.pdf

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Twenty-five years ago renowned Tibetan Buddhist meditation master Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche introduced teachings of the Shambhala warrior tradition—teachings that show how we could live as enlightened citizens and help create an advanced society based on fearlessness and non-aggression. Now Awake Mind, Open Heart makes these teachings accessible to the widest possible audience. Author Cynthia Kneen, who has conducted Shambhala Training workshops for more than twenty years, shows us how to develop personal power through direct, genuine experience and how to cultivate natural bravery, authenticity, and gentleness. Directed especially to readers new to Shambhala Buddhism, she also teaches how to develop genuine dignity by connecting to the strength and wisdom of the world as it is, and how to transform fear into fearlessness. This is an invaluable introduction to these ancient Tibetan teachings.

Quiet Mind, Open Heart

By Jade Black
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  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Book Code : 1452522650
  • Total of Pages : 74
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 111
  • Pdf File: quiet-mind-open-heart.pdf

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This book chronicles my journey through hopelessness, self abuse, and addiction. Most importantly, this book highlights the perfect love of God and my process of building a steadfast relationship with Jesus. I aim to share my process of positive change and the amazing benefits of altering my perception of myself and the human condition.

Quality of Life after Open Heart Surgery

By P.J. Walter
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 9401126402
  • Total of Pages : 535
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 234
  • Pdf File: quality-of-life-after-open-heart-surgery.pdf

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primary goal of all forms of therapy is not just prolonging life, but improving the quality of life, has forced analysis of what constitutes quality of life, a concept whose structure pervades all walks of life and eludes definition. Global well being, happiness, morale, vitality, fullness of social life, and satisfaction must be integrated and assessed for the effects of the disease and the therapy, in the context of specific personality traits, attitudes to life, family situation, and socio-economic and political freedom. A growing inter est in research on this subject has led to a clearer understanding of the components which come to determine quality of a patient's life, and how they can be measured in a reproducible manner so that valid comparisons can be made. Keeping these recommendations of analysing quality of life within the context of patients who have undergone open heart surgery, it seemed appro priate to me to separate the influence of various forms of open heart surgery into five aspects of life which can comprehensively reflect the quality of life outcome of the operation. These five 'components' are (1) Physiological state, which summarises the traditionally reported incidence of operative mortality and morbidity, objectively and subjectively measured physical ca pacity, and the residual symptoms, treatment and long-term survival. (2) Intellectual functioning relates to the psychoneurolgocial deficit in memory, reasoning or judgement because of cerebral microembolism and hypo perfusion during cardiopulmonary bypass.

With an Open Heart

By Lisa Murphy w/ Marilyn Murray Willison
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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Book Code : 1449752918
  • Total of Pages : 270
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 485
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This is the story of Daniel—our adopted son from China. He traveled across the world to experience the love of a family, and ultimately touched thousands of lives when his mission on earth ended earlier than we’d planned, and he left us for Heaven. This is not just the story of a child who died, but rather a tribute to a little boy who really, honestly lived. Yes, it’s true that, ultimately, we lost our son. But we know how blessed we were to have met him, loved him, and to have been given the gift of time with his sweet soul. We know that God is good, and though our pain and suffering are sure, the reality remains that Daniel is safe in the arms of our Lord. How blessed we are that—even though it was for such a short time—God entrusted us as Daniel’s loving family before He called our son Home to Heaven.

Practical Ayurveda

By Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1465479473
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 269
  • Pdf File: practical-ayurveda.pdf

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Are you looking for renewed energy, relief from stress, improved sleep, and much more? Start your Ayurveda wellness journey here. Practiced in India for millennia, Ayurveda means life-knowledge--it reveals the path to ultimate well-being by identifying your individual characteristics and patterns of health, and showing you how to bring balance to your life. Learn your Ayurvedic body type (dosha) through a simple self-assessment questionnaire, and how to apply Ayurveda to elements of any lifestyle. Adjust your diet to suit your body type using recipes and ingredient lists, stretch and energize your body through yoga, and focus and relax your mind with meditation and positive thinking exercises. You can also look up home therapies and remedies for a variety of common ailments. Whether you discovered this ancient lifestyle practice yourself, through your yoga practice, or as an alternative therapy, use Practical Ayurveda to learn how to apply its wisdom to the modern world.

"How To Survive After Open Heart Surgery For a Meat and Potatoes Guy."

By Ralph G. Nigh
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1463427891
  • Total of Pages : 92
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 428
  • Pdf File: how-to-survive-after-open-heart-surgery-for-a-meat-and-potatoes-guy.pdf

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The book gives you a look at heart disease, and gives a look at different kinds of alternative treatments for heart disease and ways to change your diet without loseing taste, you get lots of delicious receipts that meet the criteria set forth by the AHA.

We Can Do Better

By David Goldbloom
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1501184881
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 675
  • Pdf File: we-can-do-better.pdf

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A leading psychiatrist and expert reveals important issues in mental health care today and introduces innovations to revolutionize and improve mental health for everyone. Mental health care systems are falling short and the consequences, for individuals and societies, are dire. In this urgent book, celebrated psychiatrist and mental health care advocate Dr. David Goldbloom outlines proven innovations in medicine and health care delivery that we all could benefit from today. Using fictional—but all too real—examples of people suffering from various mental illnesses, from depression to opioid addiction, and drawn from his real-life experiences in this field, Dr. Goldbloom shows barriers to care and other faults in mental health care systems. He then reveals simple, yet startlingly effective tools for improving access and treatment that can help people now—if we only had the will to share, use, and fund these (and more) brilliant innovations: -Self-referrals for faster access to care -Apps and e-tools for treatment, rehabilitation, and self-monitoring between appointments -Remote coaching for effectively treating common childhood problems -Integrated youth services to improve early intervention -Personalized care to ensure treatments don’t fail patients -Rapid-access housing for the homeless and mentally ill so they can begin a journey of care While technologies such as smart phones and genetic testing play a role, these innovations are about people. They address waiting times to see specialists, the lack of coordination between health care institutions, and the stigma that often comes with seeking help—even stigma among health care providers. They broaden the definition of what mental health care can even be, such as providing housing, or low-intensity training for day-to-day life. Smart, candid, personal, and persuasive, this new book is a timely call for better access to and quality of help—a roadmap to better well-being for everyone.

Space Between the Stars

By Deborah Santana
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  • Publisher : One World
  • Book Code : 0307547159
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 904
  • Pdf File: space-between-the-stars.pdf

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Deborah Santana is best known for her marriage to music icon Carlos Santana–a thirty-year bond that endures to this day. But as a girl growing up in San Francisco in the 1960s, daughter of a white mother and a black father–the legendary blues guitarist Saunders King–her life was charged with its own drama long before she married. In this beautiful, haunting memoir, Deborah Santana shares for the first time her early experiences with racial intolerance, her romantic involvement with musician Sly Stone and the suffering she endured in that relationship, and her adventures in the freewheeling 1960s. Yet it is her spiritual awakening that is the core of this story. The civil rights movement was the foundation of her growth, the Woodstock era the backdrop of her love with Carlos. The couple was drawn indelibly together by a search for truth and spirituality, but while yearning to be filled with God’s light, they were pulled dangerously toward a manipulative cult. They eventually disengage themselves from the guru and reclaim control of their lives, putting their love for each other before the cult’s increasingly strenuous demands. Space Between the Stars is a moving account of self-discovery, rendered in raw, beautiful prose, by a woman whose heart has remained pure even in times of despair. As Deborah Santana talks frankly about her lifelong fight against racial injustice and her deep-seated loyalty to her family, ultimately it is the struggle to remain a spiritual and artistic force in her own right, in the shadow of one of the world’s most revered musicians, that shines through as her most indomitable pursuit.

Christiaan Barnard:

By David Cooper
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  • Publisher : Fonthill Media
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 576
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 597
  • Pdf File: christiaan-barnard.pdf

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