Based on her sought-after sexuality workshops, the coauthor of Lesbian Sex Secrets for Men shows women how to master the nine elements of sexual empowerment to reclaim their desire and live the sexually fulfilling lives they want. In a culture that defines achievement in terms of the workplace and the family, and that judges women's worth by superficial standards of beauty, sexuality is often overlooked as an essential piece of women's power. Many women realize they want more sexually but don't know how to get it. Based on her sought-after workshops for women, Amy Jo Goddard lays out her holistic, inside-out approach to sexual empowerment--one that examines sexuality not only in terms of what happens in the bedroom but through a lens of personal power and the erotic energy that is at our core. In Woman on Fire, she reveals how to elevate our sexual intelligence by mastering the nine Elements of a Sexually Empowered Life. Including stories from the thousands of women she has worked with, Goddard shares how to get (back) in touch with desire, explore vulnerability, and push the boundaries of what we think is acceptable. We will have not just better sex, but also more pleasure throughout life, more power in our work, and more deeply connected relationships. And we will discover what Goddard always reminds the women she works with: The more whole we are as sexual beings, the more fulfilled we are as human beings. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
A practical and inspiring guide for busy women offers a range of exercises and techniques on how to write meaningfully in fifteen minutes a day, counseling aspiring writers on how to achieve serious writing in between demanding life responsibilities. Original. 30,000 first printing.
'My first serious blackout marked the line between sanity and insanity. Though I would have moments of lucidity over the coming days and weeks, I would never again be the same person ...' Susannah Cahalan was a happy, clever, healthy twenty-four-year old. Then one day she woke up in hospital, with no memory of what had happened or how she had got there. Within weeks, she would be transformed into someone unrecognizable, descending into a state of acute psychosis, undergoing rages and convulsions, hallucinating that her father had murdered his wife; that she could control time with her mind. Everything she had taken for granted about her life, and who she was, was wiped out. Brain on Fire is Susannah's story of her terrifying descent into madness and the desperate hunt for a diagnosis, as, after dozens of tests and scans, baffled doctors concluded she should be confined in a psychiatric ward. It is also the story of how one brilliant man, Syria-born Dr Najar, finally proved - using a simple pen and paper - that Susannah's psychotic behaviour was caused by a rare autoimmune disease attacking her brain. His diagnosis of this little-known condition, thought to have been the real cause of devil-possessions through history, saved her life, and possibly the lives of many others. Cahalan takes readers inside this newly-discovered disease through the progress of her own harrowing journey, piecing it together using memories, journals, hospital videos and records. Written with passionate honesty and intelligence, Brain on Fire is a searingly personal yet universal book, which asks what happens when your identity is suddenly destroyed, and how you get it back. 'With eagle-eye precision and brutal honesty, Susannah Cahalan turns her journalistic gaze on herself as she bravely looks back on one of the most harrowing and unimaginable experiences one could ever face: the loss of mind, body and self. Brain on Fire is a mesmerizing story' -Mira Bartók, New York Times bestselling author of The Memory Palace Susannah Cahalan is a reporter on the New York Post, and the recipient of the 2010 Silurian Award of Excellence in Journalism for Feature Writing. Her writing has also appeared in the New York Times, and is frequently picked up by the Daily Mail, Gawker, Gothamist, AOL and Yahoo among other news aggregrator sites.
The inspiring true story of Josephine Reynolds, Britain's first full-time female firefighter. When Josephine Reynolds signed up with the Norfolk Fire Service in July 1982 at just seventeen years old, there was no such thing as a firefighter - only fire men. Set against the slate-grey backdrop of early 1980s Britain, Fire Woman is the story of how a young woman brought up in rural Wales coped in the testosterone-fuelled world of the fire brigade, where even today 96 per cent of all staff are male. In a life packed with incident - where lethal forest fires, escaped zoo animals and unexploded bombs formed a background to the everyday toll of death and disaster - Josephine experienced both triumph and heartbreaking personal tragedy. Fire Woman also provides a unique insight into the camaraderie that comes with risking your life on a daily basis and stands as the inspiring true story of an extraordinary young woman who took on a man's world and won, becoming Britain's first full-time firefighter.
"Woman on Fire: Mapping the Four Elements of Gaspara Stampa's Rime" follows Anassilla's elemental journey with water, earth, air and fire as she transforms her lyrical persona through her relation to each. Chapter 1, aquatic poet, starts with Anassilla's tears and maps a voyage of self identification. This leads to an understanding of her place in the waters around her. Anassilla, the female river body, searches for her poetic joy. On the waves of this element, she lands at terrestrial shores. Chapter 2, terrestrial poet, maps Anassilla's use of earthly terms as they moved in the direction of their climax, her Count Collaltino. Beginning with the universal term, "terra," and ending with the specific term "colle," this protagonist sees her beloved's richness, but is also weighed down by it. At times she identifies herself with earth, and then leaves it to reach aerial heights. Chapter 3, aerial poet, traces the movement of Anassilla's sighs, which resonate the universe's materializations of exhalation and inhalation. These carry her to the igneous center of her poetic universe. Chapter 4, igneous poet, focuses on fire itself, the true source of Anassilla's passion. Her igneous joy is her own existence as the lyrical expression of love and desire. Stampa infuses her protagonist Anassilla with the fire of a faithful, burning passion. She tells us, in fact, that her noble flame merits the admiration it has earned. She must be celebrated in life, eternally, and thereafter: Si chiara fiamma merta i pregi suoi; in questa parte io deggio esser cantata fin ch'io sia viva, eternamente, e poi (Stampa, 115, 12-14). I offer this work as a contribution to the field of Italian Literature that will encourage further scholarly discussion of Gaspara Stampa's Rime and that will give her flame, her poetry, the particular attention it deserves. It is an invitation to study the rich thematic content of Stampa's Canzoniere in contrast to her predecessors, within the context of her own poetic framework, and in relation to her contemporary female poets.
Are you looking to take your business to the next level? Learn how you can take charge of your business and life with the secrets and strategies for the Woman On Fire Entrepreneur. In order to go to the next level, you must be willing to break through your self limiting beliefs and take action in the direction of your dreams no matter what. Heather shares with you the fastest path to creating a quantum leap in your business.
I was a very secretive person growing up. I had been taught not to tell my business to anyone. Whatever I went through, I had to deal with it and I did... Internally. My childhood was 'normal'. I didn't have abusive parents, no drugs/excessive alcohol, no mishaps, just the regular life of being the first born sibling. My mom taught me how to cook, sew, clean, be creative, and take care of people. She taught me NOT to depend on a man for anything! My dad taught me how to change my oil, work on cars, drive a 'stick shift', shoot a gun, start a business. He too taught me NOT to depend on a man for anything! That was my life from birth until the fire... Until I started smelling smoke. I began to think back to those infamous words, "Where there's smoke, there's fire." That's when I realized that I was already in the midst of an inferno. Having the dreams of being an Entertainer, Educator, and Entrepreneur were my goals, in that order. But the most ultimate dream of all was to become a perfect wife and a perfect mother. My life plan was to have my name in bright, neon lights in my late teens and early 20's, marry by 26, have my first child by 28, become a Dr. of Psychology by 30, have my second child by 32, and one more by 34. By the age of 35, I would have been completed! Husband, children, home, luxury car, church lady, career (including an impressive resume), and more! I thought life was supposed to be perfect. In 2001, I was close to my ultimate dream of becoming the perfect wife and the perfect mother. I married a man not chosen by God but by me. Although I was way off my life plan, I knew I could get on track with the marriage, but I had to go into overdrive to catch up! I couldn't wait, time was moving and my biological clock was racing against time and I needed a baby now! I needed for my life to continue to flow perfectly, because I was a Christian woman! I had been taught that you didn't complain or ask Jesus any questions, because He has been good to me. I kept the perfect smiles while enduring internal pain, hurts and depression on this Christian journey. I faked the funk that everything was alright with me because I had Jesus Christ on my side. I was a woman burning with the desire to become a mother and continuing to stay a good wife, daughter, sister, granddaughter, cousin, auntie, friend, colleague, and more. I was a woman not loving herself and realizing that she needed more; realizing that my life was indeed NOT perfect because I forgot to include God, on this Christian walk. Woman On Fire is my testimony of how God changed my life through the rededication and restoration of my mind and spirit. This is not your typical divorce, ex-husband-bashing tale or a 'self-help' guide. I'm no expert on how to make your life better! Woman on Fire won't be able to give you 5, 10, or 20 steps to a more successful you! Woman on Fire will give you my testimony of how I went through the fire and came out shining like new brass; overcoming depression, feelings of defeat, being barren, divorced and shamed. Giving with my heart's desires a new meaning... To become a Godly wife, a Godly Mother, and more! He is the Head of My new 'perfect' life.
"[This book] follows the author on a life-affirming journey of loss and self-discovery--hrough her time on the road with the last traveling American sideshow and her relationship with an adventurous, spirited mother"--Amazon.com.
Author: George Lakoff
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 2008-08-08
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
"Its publication should be a major event for cognitive linguistics and should pose a major challenge for cognitive science. In addition, it should have repercussions in a variety of disciplines, ranging from anthropology and psychology to epistemology and the philosophy of science. . . . Lakoff asks: What do categories of language and thought reveal about the human mind? Offering both general theory and minute details, Lakoff shows that categories reveal a great deal."—David E. Leary, American Scientist
Author: Vanessa L Ochs
Release Date: 2018-03-05
Genre: Social Science
When Vanessa Ochs begins to suspect her various physical ailments are due to her leading an ?unsanctified life,? she decides to travel to Jerusalem with her family to explore the sacred books of Judaism. Armed with a list of institutions and the names of women who specialize in teaching these sacred texts, Ochs sets out on a journey of discovery. She forges a personal relationship with her mentors, women who are determined to disprove the claim of Rabbi Eliezer ben Hyrcanus: ?The words of the Torah should be burnt rather than taught to women.? As her year in Jerusalem draws to a close, Ochs begins to find a way to reconcile her feminist views with her quest to live a life according to laws shaped by the ?sexist? views of traditional Judaism.Part scholarly investigation, part anecdotal memoir, Words on Fire is an accessible portrait of a remote world and a fascinating, firsthand account of the clash between feminism and Judaism.
Author: Kay Redfield Jamison
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 1996-10-18
The definitive work on the profound and surprising links between manic-depression and creativity, from the bestselling psychologist of bipolar disorders who wrote An Unquiet Mind. One of the foremost psychologists in America, “Kay Jamison is plainly among the few who have a profound understanding of the relationship that exists between art and madness” (William Styron). The anguished and volatile intensity associated with the artistic temperament was once thought to be a symptom of genius or eccentricity peculiar to artists, writers, and musicians. Her work, based on her study as a clinical psychologist and researcher in mood disorders, reveals that many artists subject to exalted highs and despairing lows were in fact engaged in a struggle with clinically identifiable manic-depressive illness. Jamison presents proof of the biological foundations of this disease and applies what is known about the illness to the lives and works of some of the world's greatest artists including Lord Byron, Vincent Van Gogh, and Virginia Woolf.
Author: Michael Wolff
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Release Date: 2018-01-05
Genre: Political Science
#1 New York Times Bestseller With extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the country—and the world—has witnessed a stormy, outrageous, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the volatility and fierceness of the man elected Commander-in-Chief. This riveting and explosive account of Trump’s administration provides a wealth of new details about the chaos in the Oval Office, including: -- What President Trump’s staff really thinks of him -- What inspired Trump to claim he was wire-tapped by President Obama -- Why FBI director James Comey was really fired -- Why chief strategist Steve Bannon and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner couldn’t be in the same room -- Who is really directing the Trump administration’s strategy in the wake of Bannon’s firing -- What the secret to communicating with Trump is -- What the Trump administration has in common with the movie The Producers Never before in history has a presidency so divided the American people. Brilliantly reported and astoundingly fresh, Fire and Fury shows us how and why Donald Trump has become the king of discord and disunion. “Essential reading.”—Michael D’Antonio, author of Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success, CNN.com “Not since Harry Potter has a new book caught fire in this way...[Fire and Fury] is indeed a significant achievement, which deserves much of the attention it has received.”—The Economist