Understanding Men s Passages

Author: Gail Sheehy
Publisher: Random House Canada
ISBN: 0679308520
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Masculinity

The author of the bestselling New Passages and The Silent Passage now turns her perceptive eye on men today -- their problems, their passions, their hunger for renewal. Men over thirty-five today are in turmoil. Few are prepared to change their lives to take advantage of a new second half. Gail Sheehy has talked candidly with hundreds of men about formerly forbidden subjects -- their fear of aging, job dislocation, slackening sex lives, their envy of wives whose careers are gearing up just as theirs are winding down. , Must men give up power as they get older? , How does male sexual potency change from age 30 to 70? , Why should you be afraid of male menopause? , Who survives job loss in middle life? , Gender Crossover -- Crisis or Comfort? , Do men have to die earlier than women? The stories of celebrities and regular guys who are reinventing their lives offer concrete information as well as inspiration. Gail Sheehy's Passages for Men will be a man's secret friend -- a short, intimate, knowing guide to self-renewal. And every woman will find it a must-read.

New Dimensions in Women s Health

Author: Linda Lewis Alexander
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9780763789534
Release Date: 2009-10-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

New Dimensions in Women's Health, Fifth Edition, offers a practical approach to understanding the health of women-all races, ethnicities, socioeconomic status, cultures, and orientations. Objective and data-driven, the Fifth Edition provides solid guidance for women to optimize their well-being and prevent illness and impairment. Each chapter of this book comprehensively reviews an important dimension of a woman s general health and examines the contributing epidemiological, historical, psychosocial, cultural/ethical, legal, political, and economic influences. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition."

She Q

Author: Michele Takei
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440804069
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Psychology

This book takes readers on a fascinating intellectual journey that showcases SHE-Q as the next great emerging intelligence—a force that can remake the world.

David Mamet and Male Friendship

Author: Arthur Holmberg
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137305190
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Genre: Performing Arts

Using insights from psychology, sociology, anthropology, and the history of sexuality, Holmberg explores the ambiguity that drives male bonding. Personal interviews with Mamet and with the actors who have interpreted his major roles shed light on how and why men bond with each other and complement close analysis of Mamet's texts.

Re Thinking Men

Author: Anthony Synnott
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317063940
Release Date: 2016-04-08
Genre: Social Science

Much writing on men in the field of gender studies tends to focus unduly, almost exclusively, on portraying men as villains and women as victims in a moral bi-polar paradigm. Re-Thinking Men reverses the proclivity which ignores not only the positive contributions of men to society, but also the male victims of life including the homeless, the incarcerated, the victims of homicide, suicide, accidents, war and the draft, and sexism, as well as those affected by the failures of the health, education, political and justice systems. Proceeding from a radically different perspective in seeking a more positive, balanced and inclusive view of men (and women), this book presents three contrasting paradigms of men as Heroes, Villains and Victims. With the development of a comparative and revised gender perspective drawing on US, Canadian and UK sources, this book will be of interest to scholars across a range of social sciences.

Caring for People from Birth to Death

Author: James E Hightower Jr
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135024178
Release Date: 2013-04-15
Genre: Religion

Discover the manual that will help you teach ministry students and effectively minister to people in all developmental stages! Caring for People from Birth to Death is a helpful resource for people who care for people. Each chapter describes a particular stage of development in the human pilgrimage from the preschool years to senior adulthood--from the cradle to the rocking chair. Guidelines and usable suggestions for a caring ministry are included in each chapter. In Caring for People from Birth to Death spirituality as it relates to the developmental process is explored by the contributors with a new section in each chapter that concerns the growth and decline of a person’s spirituality throughout his or her life. Some of the issues you will explore in this new edition include: developmental theories and spiritual issues for every stage of life caring for the elderly through a team effort ministering to confused adolescents expanding your parishioners’feelings of self-worth the fundamentals of teaching preschoolers about Jesus working towards spiritual growth in adult males Caring for People from Birth to Death is for seminary students studying developmental psychology and ministry, for CPE training programs, for pastoral counseling training programs, seminary professors, pastoral counselors, and church staff ministers. This concise handbook will help you quickly grasp the developmental issues people face and give you ideas on how the church can effectively minister to these folks. This book is updated from its original publication, and each contributor’s intrinsic style has remained intact for you as you explore and learn from this complete manual on ministering to your community members. Caring for People from Birth to Death offers you practical, ready-to-use strategies for understanding, taking care of, and ministering to people of all ages.

Advocacy Journalists

Author: Edd Applegate
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810869288
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

This book focuses on the lives of journalists and editors who contributed to advocacy journalism. Each entry contains biographical information about the journalists, their professional careers, major works, and, in some cases, commentary on those works.

Soul Vision

Author: Ramesh P. Richard
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 1575677806
Release Date: 2004-05-01
Genre: Religion

Dr. Ramesh Richard has been called the layman's Ravi Zacharias. He speaks directly to those who wrestle with the meaning of life-especially their own life. In a hustle and bustle world, we scurry around with little time to catch our breath, let alone seek out our passion and mission and vision for our life. Ramesh believes that in order for us to embody our true selves and become what we were designed to be, we must reevaluate that passion, mission, and vision and conform them to God's will. This final book in the Intentional Life Trilogy orients the reader to the future, through guidance from the Divine Visionary.

Focused Genograms

Author: Rita DeMaria
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135062323
Release Date: 2013-06-17
Genre: Psychology

The interpersonal relationships that make up family life are a complex web between many individuals spanning several generations at one time. This web is further complicated by the influence of other factors such as culture and gender. It can be a daunting task for a therapist to unravel this tangle and understand the specific dynamics and individual development within the family. The Multifocused Family Genogram (MFG) is a powerful tool that allows the therapist to record and structure these different elements that make up the family system. By combining the Basic Genogram, the Family Map, and several Focused Genograms, the MFG provides a clear picture of dynamic family history that aids in individual and family assessment. Focused Genograms provides a thorough account of the use of MFGs in family therapy and practice. The authors present a clinically useful method for collecting the information in key areas of individual and family functioning needed to create Focused Genograms. In addition, the authors carefully explain the diagnostic use and therapeutic applications of this tool. The book is supplemented by extensive examples of Focused Genograms, Family Maps, and Time Lines used in MFG construction. Suggested readings listed at the close of each chapter provide links between techniques fully described in the book and other therapeutic techniques beyond the scope of this work. A thorough presentation of innovative methods for using Focused Genograms makes this an important text for students of marriage and family therapy, as well as an indispensible resource for professionals.

Buddy System

Author: Geoffrey Greif
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195326420
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Family & Relationships

Drawing on in-depth interviews with nearly 400 men,therapist and researcher Geoffrey L. Greif takes readers on a guided tour of male friendships, explaining what makes them work, why they are vital to the health of individuals and communities, and how to build the kinds of friendships that can lead to longer and happier lives.Through the lively words of men themselves, and detailed profiles of men from their twenties to their nineties, readers may be surprised to find what friendships offer men-as well as their families and communities-and are sure to learn what makes their own relationships tick.

From Boys to Men

Author: Emily Senay
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439145873
Release Date: 2010-05-11
Genre: Health & Fitness

THE GROUNDBREAKING GUIDEBOOK ON THE HEALTH OF BOYS AND MEN -- FOR THE WOMEN WHO LOVE THEM Men are likely to die, on average, nearly six years earlier than women -- and they have higher mortality rates for many of the leading causes of death in America, including heart disease, accidents, suicide, chronic liver disease, and cancer. The women in their lives -- mothers, wives, girlfriends, sisters, and daughters -- are traditionally charged with managing their health concerns. From Boys to Men is a unique resource designed to arm women with much-needed information about men's health issues and to help them educate their male loved ones on how to take care of themselves. Filled with Dr. Senay's expert medical advice, personal anecdotes, and a healthy dose of humor, From Boys to Men will resonate with women of every age and stage of life. TOPICS INCLUDE: BOYS Health issues unique to infants · the most dangerous threats to teenage boys· learning disabilities and developmental disorders · gender issues · sportsmanship · body image · sex and sexuality MEN Preventative care · emotional needs and disorders · stress and depression · high cholesterol and blood pressure · coping with illness · sexual dysfunction...and more.

The Dark Night of the Shed

Author: Nick Page
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781473616844
Release Date: 2015-08-13
Genre: Health & Fitness

Men, the midlife crisis, spirituality - and sheds A new bike - running the marathon - splashing out on a sports car - having an affair - taking up triathlon - upping sticks and moving to the country - getting divorced - even going into the church... There's a point in a man's life where he looks around him and asks whether this is really where he wants to be - what he wanted to do with his life. And even if he's achieved all his childhood dreams, maybe that's not enough any more. Nick Page has been there, and he decided to build a shed. Not to answer the question, but so that he'd at least be able to get some peace to think about it properly. Join him on a journey of discovery, into what the midlife crisis really is, and whether there's a better way to go at it than frittering away time and money trying to pretend you're really younger than you are.