Acorns to Great Oaks

Author: Marie Delanote
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781844097906
Release Date: 2017-05-22
Genre: Family & Relationships

"Acorns to Great Oaks – Meditations for Children" helps children to become and stay aware of the world around them, aware of their own fabulousness, aware of energy, aware of their thoughts and feelings influencing their lives and that of others, aware of their connection with this beautiful planet we live on, and aware of how they can change anything for the better, easily and quickly, in order to create trust, strength and happiness. We are creatures of habit. If we can pick up 'bad' habits (stress, anger), we can also be taught good habits (relaxation, trust, conscious breathing, forgiveness, peace…). We need to teach children how to manage their own behavior instead of having others manage it for them. Meditation and being aware is coming to a place within your heart and mind where you feel happy and trusting so you can feel good again, in and after any situation, wherever you are and as quickly as possible. Visualizing specific pictures in the mind supports this. It teaches children power and control over how they feel, what's happening and where they want to be in life! Acorns to Great Oaks – Meditations for Children contains 22 short meditations to help children on their way, so they can then easily apply 'coping mechanisms' into real life. An Audio-CD with the meditations from this book is also available (978-1-84409-727-2).

Math for All Seasons

Author: Greg Tang
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9781338193749
Release Date: 2017-03-28
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Your challenge is to find the sum Without counting one by one Why not count? It's much too slow -- Adding is the way to go! Make clever groups before you start -- Then add them in a way that's smart! MATH FOR ALL SEASONS will challenge every kid -- and every parent -- to open their minds and solve problems in new and unexpected ways. By looking for patterns, symmetries, and familiar number combinations within eye-catching pictures, math will become easier, quicker, and more fun than anyone could have imagined!

Stretching Exercises for Qualitative Researchers

Author: Valerie J. Janesick
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781506300436
Release Date: 2015-08-25
Genre: Social Science

In the new Fourth Edition of her inventive, one-of-a-kind book, “Stretching” Exercises for Qualitative Researchers, author Valerie J. Janesick uses dance, yoga, and meditation metaphors to help researchers tap into the intuitive and creative side of their research. In every chapter, “stretching” exercises help readers develop, practice, and hone fieldwork skills and vital habits of mind such as observation, interviewing, writing, creativity, technology, and analysis. While reading the book and working through the exercises, readers can complete a researcher’s reflective journal—an invaluable tool that will remain useful throughout their careers.

Starbright Meditations for Children

Author: Maureen Garth
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
ISBN: 9780730495017
Release Date: 2010-11-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Driven by the desire to help her three-year-old daughter settle down into a peaceful night's sleep, Maureen Garth devised meditations that would help her daughter feel secure and cared for. Starbright is a collection of the stories Garth created as her child grew older. these innovative meditations are simple visualisations parents and teachers can read to their children to help them sleep, develop concentration, waken creativity, and learn to quiet themselves.

The Healing of the 1lb Baby

Author: Marie Delanote
ISBN: 1909477389
Release Date: 2014-11-17

The bond between mother and child is one without equal in the history of sentient life. It encompasses avenues of connection which, to this day, have yet to be fully understood. But for Marie Delanote, the outermost shrouds of that bond were briefly lifted when her daughter Elouisa entered our world following a mere twenty-four-week pregnancy. The infant weighed little more than a pound, and in the ensuing fight for survival, hidden spiritual ties between Marie and Elouisa became increasingly manifest. Together they uncovered the chakras, mental triggers, and resultant physical events that once led to the crippling nightmare of premature birth, but would now serve as the only tools by which they could survive and outlast the shared threat to their lives. The Healing of the 1lb Baby is the true story of that which lies beyond the simple sight of man; it is the true story of physical effects wrought by unbridled energies; but above all else, it is the true story of a mother and daughter who lifted one another from the very depths of mortality in order to claim a second chance at life.

The Children s Meditations In My Heart

Author: Gitte Winter Graugaard
ISBN: 8793210280
Release Date: 2017-12-10
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

This Danish book full of bedtime "hygge" has helped thousands of children to sleep in more than 20 countries. Is your tiny wonder popping out of bed? Would you love to teach your child about inner beauty and the power of the heart? Introducing your child to heart meditation is helping them navigate the challenges of growing up in The Digital Age.

Coin Collecting for Kids

Author: Steve Otfinoski
Publisher: Innovative Kids
ISBN: 1584766247
Release Date: 2007-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A colorful, kid-friendly book to introduce children to a lifelong hobby, Coin Collecting for Kids encourages children to search for, save, and learn all about many different U.S. coins. Take a tour through the mint and save pennies from four different decades while learning about how coins are made. Slots on every page let kids collect birth-year coins, millennium coins, and twentieth-century coins. Lastly, a gatefold spread will accommodate all 50 wildly popular statehood quarters. Organized by release year, each slot lists the state's nickname, motto, flower, and bird.

The Midas Tree

Author: Lesley Phillips
Publisher: Promontory Press Incorporated
ISBN: 1927559421
Release Date: 2014-05
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Joshua lives in the Garden Of Color and Light, an idyllic paradise where he is always playing and having fun. Each day is like any other, until he finds a magical golden acorn that enraptures him and propels him on an incredible adventure. After being guided to chase the acorn as it flies through the garden, Joshua discovers a door at the base of a tree; and once he enters his life changes for ever. "Now it is time for you to go on a journey. You may forget the garden for a while. Follow this golden acorn wherever it takes you." Joshua is transported into a mysterious realm within "The Midas Tree." Desperate to return home, he sets about exploring this unfamiliar environment. He encounters sticky situations and meets tricky characters along the way. The Midas Tree is a spiritual adventure novel aimed at a middle grade to Young Adult audience; although it is also easily enjoyed by adults. It is an adventure story, a guidebook for personal spiritual unfolding and even includes lessons about biology and nature. It is a book that parents can enjoy reading with their children or that teachers can share with their classes to introduce them to internal self awareness. The Midas Tree is a book of light that offers techniques that can help all people cope when they are going through difficult times in their lives; as well as illuminating the path to personal enlightenment in a fun and entertaining way.

The Joy of Forest Bathing

Author: Melanie Choukas-Bradley
Publisher: Rock Point
ISBN: 9780760365076
Release Date: 2018-08-28
Genre: Health & Fitness

Being present in a forest, or other wild area, can produce mental, emotional, and physical health benefits. The Joy of Forest Bathing is a simple antidote to our nature-starved lives. The Joy of Forest Bathing is a beginner’s guide to forest bathing—or Shinrin-yoku, in Japan-- the meditative practice of connecting with nature and disconnecting from the distractions of daily life. Reduce your stress and anxiety levels as you enter a nature filled journey. Forest bathe through the seasons while also learning how to deal with difficult situations. Get enthralled in the landscapes around you as you discover the health benefits of reconnecting with the wild. This helpful guide is useful for all ages and stages of life and will help you incorporate the wondrous world of nature into your everyday life. The Joy of Forest Bathing is both an invitation to take up the practice of forest bathing and inspiration to heal both the planet and humanity.

Death Makes a Prophet

Author: John Bude
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press Inc
ISBN: 9781464209031
Release Date: 2018-01-02
Genre: Fiction

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MARTIN EDWARDS 'Small hostilities were growing; vague jealousies were gaining strength; and far off, wasn't there a nebulous hint of approaching tragedy in the air?' Welworth Garden City in the 1940s is a forward-thinking town where free spirits find a home-vegetarians, socialists, and an array of exotic religious groups. Chief among these are the Children of Osiris, led by the eccentric High Prophet, Eustace K. Mildmann. The cult is a seething hotbed of petty resentment, jealousy and dark secrets - which eventually lead to murder. The stage is set for one of Inspector Meredith's most bizarre and exacting cases. This witty crime novel by a writer on top form is a neglected classic of British crime fiction.

Peach Boy And Other Japanese Children s Favorite Stories

Author: Florence Sakade
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462908325
Release Date: 2012-07-31
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents several Japanese fairy tales and other folk stories—providing insight into a rich oral culture. Welcome to a fantastic world populated by magical teakettles, long-nosed goblins, brave warriors, and a host of other beloved characters who have lived on for centuries in the traditional tales of Japan. Drawn from Japanese folklore that has been passed down from generation to generation, the nine enchanting stories collected in this volume have been lovingly retold just for today's readers. Vibrantly illustrated and full of thrilling adventures, funny discoveries and important lessons, they're sure to become story time favorites. Included are some of Japan's best-loving children stories: Peach Boy The Magic Teakettle Monkey-Dance and Sparrow-Dance The Long-Nosed Goblins The Rabbit in the Moon The Rabbit in the Moon The Tongue-Cut Sparrow Sill Saburo The Toothpick Warriors The Sticky-Sticky Pine

Revolution from Within

Author: Gloria Steinem
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781453250167
Release Date: 2012-05-15
Genre: Self-Help

“Without self-esteem, the only change is an exchange of masters; with it, there is no need for masters.” —Gloria Steinem When trying to find books to give to “the countless brave and smart women I met who didn’t think of themselves as either brave or smart,” Gloria Steinem realized that books either supposed that external political change would cure everything or that internal change would. None linked internal and external change together in a seamless circle of cause and effect, effect and cause. She undertook to write such a book, and ended up transforming herself as well as others. The result of her external plus internal reflection is this bestselling and truly transforming book: part collection of personal stories from her own life and the lives of many others, part revolutionary guide to finding community and inspiration. Steinem finds role models in a very young and uncertain Gandhi as well as unlikely heroes from the streets to history. Revolution from Within addresses the core issues of self-authority and unjust external authority, and argues that the first is necessary to transform the second.

Secrets of the Pelvis for Martial Arts

Author: Michael Buhr
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1492149993
Release Date: 2013-12-26
Genre: Martial arts

Many martial arts and qigong practices speak of the need to move from the center, to 'round the crotch', to open the Huiyin point, and to relax the waist and hips. Due to the "private" nature of this area of the body, there are few if any martial art teachers who publicly describe methods regarding how to achieve these results. And so the pelvic area (a.k.a. dan-tian or hara) remains the most difficult area of the body for many practitioners to understand, feel, relax, and open. This book weaves together personal insights, practical tips, and a wide range of excerpts and references taken from martial arts, qigong, and other clinical books and articles to offer a functional path for higher level martial arts development. This is the first and only book dedicated to the topic of developing the pelvic area for the martial arts. You simply will not find this wealth of information, in one place, anywhere else!

Greening in the Red Zone

Author: Keith G. Tidball
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789048199471
Release Date: 2013-07-22
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Creation and access to green spaces promotes individual human health, especially in therapeutic contexts among those suffering traumatic events. But what of the role of access to green space and the act of creating and caring for such places in promoting social health and well-being? Greening in the Red Zone asserts that creation and access to green spaces confers resilience and recovery in systems disrupted by violent conflict or disaster. This edited volume provides evidence for this assertion through cases and examples. The contributors to this volume use a variety of research and policy frameworks to explore how creation and access to green spaces in extreme situations might contribute to resistance, recovery, and resilience of social-ecological systems.