Puma's mountain lion family is suddenly met with tragedy when his mother is shot. Only a few months old, the orphaned cubs-Puma, his brother and two sisters are left to fend for themselves in the dead of winter. Puma takes charge in their fight for survival. They face perilous situations at every turn. Starvation is always close at hand. Disaster strikes again and the fate of the motherless cubs appears to be sealed. With a freezing storm about to hit, their odds of staying alive are very low. Unbeknownst to them, however, efforts are afoot for their rescue. But, can the plan work before it's too late?
Food is powerful medicine and whole foods, or foods in their natural unrefined forms, offer us vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that prevent diseases and create a state of balance and health within us. Nutritionist Tom Malterre and Chef Alissa Segersten understand that food can be both healing and delicious and in The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook they provide information on the importance of living a whole food lifestyle, and how to transition into one.
What is the good life? East meets West in search of an answer to this question in this highly engaging book. Starting with advice from ancient Buddhist teachings for self discovery, Canadian philosopher, Will Crichton, blends this advice with very Western notions of what it means "to be" and to have a "self." He reaches a view of self that informs us what we are looking for, how to find it, and how to change what we find. Crichton establishes a convincing case for accepting satisfaction as a supreme criterion for a good life. Thus, the good life is A Life That Satisfies. He shows how we can lay claim to satisfaction even in the face of life's unpleasant exigencies, including losses ordinarily linked to depression. The more typical life goals of pleasure and happiness can not serve this central role in our lives. The book is a celebration of a life policy that leads to "A Satisfying Life;" a policy that includes individual freedom and commitments along with voluntary social cooperation. He names this policy "Cooperative Individuality." His summary of the meaning of Cooperative Individuality is "[It] means living uniquely but not alone. It means being literally, not just metaphorically, a part of a larger individuality. It means grasping the opportunity to share in a creative enterprise in which, far from losing your individuality, you will create it in the shared process of creating those many larger individualities, for there are many levels of community. It means being the design, the shuttle, and the thread in a developing fabric in the creation of which your freedom and your security are the same thing. For, your true security can only consist in making your place in that fabric a sure one. Your place is your individuality as a threefold self, and that is your freedom." Of particular interest to psychologically-minded readers will be Crichton's tour of many of the life policies that injure our lives and maim our selves. Alternatively, an intact threefold self includes the balanced presence of our self as an agent of choice, our self as commitments, and our self that is made up of externalities that we call parts of us. Using the intact threefold self as a benchmark for healthy functioning as a person, he elaborates the many characteristic ways that we fall short of finding that benchmark. Numerous alternative but common life policies produce imbalances in our life functioning. No claim is made that this catalogue of misguided life policies forms a taxonomy of personality types or pathologies. However it could easily serve counselors and their clients by pointing out useful directions for healing wounded selves. It shows them neglected parts of their threefold self that may need their attention. All together this is a truly big little handbook for attempting to live a life worth living.
Grace Olson wrote poetry that could stir the heart and inspire the soul. Season's Medley is filled with picturesque descriptions of how she viewed God's creation through-out the year. When Grace died in 1992 of cancer, the world lost an amazing woman. Thankfully, through her poetry, her influence lives on. This book was published by the wishes of Grace Olson with the net proceeds going to Mt Hood Hospice in Oregon. The care Mt Hood Hospice gave her at the end was exemplary. This book is her way of showing her gratitude.
Over the last 2,000 years, ambitious men have dreamed of forging vast empires and attaining eternal glory in battle, but of all the conquerors who took steps toward such dreams, none were ever as successful as antiquity's first great conqueror. Leaders of the 20th century hoped to rival Napoleon's accomplishments, Napoleon aimed to emulate the accomplishments of Julius Caesar, but Caesar found inspiration in Alexander the Great (356-323 B.C.), the Macedonian King who managed to stretch an empire from Greece to the Himalayas in Asia at just 30 years old. It took less than 15 years for Alexander to conquer much of the known world. As fate would have it, Alexander died of still unknown causes at the height of his conquests, when he was still in his early 30s. Although his empire was quickly divided, his legacy only grew, and Alexander became the stuff of legends even in his own time. Alexander was responsible for establishing 20 cities in his name across the world, most notably Alexandria in Egypt, and he was directly responsible for spreading Ancient Greek culture as far east as modern day India and other parts of Asia. For the ancient world, Alexander became the emblem of military greatness and accomplishment; it was reported that many of Rome's greatest leaders, including Pompey the Great, Augustus, and Caesar himself, all visited Alexander's tomb in Alexandria, a mecca of sorts for antiquity's other leaders.
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