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Silent Talks From The Heart Vol 1 "My Life Stories"

Silent Talks From The Heart Vol 1

Author: Allison J. August-McDaniel

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781365404467

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 74

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""Peer Pressure Got Me Pregnant"" It became a favorite saying of mine. I became a mom at an early age. I made a vow to the Lord to not enter into relations before marriage. I was afraid of the Lord & knew there would be consequences for my actions. Summer of 1984, I was allowed to spend weekends with my cousin & friend. We would sit, talk, & laugh all night. One night I was awakened & found out they were sneaking out of the house when their mom slept & dad worked night shift. I was afraid to go out. Eventually, I started doing what they were doing, except having relations. Two of us were virgins, two were not. Once outside, the boys came over & matched us up. I was paired with the star football player. For months we pretended we were doing what they were doing. They wanted play by play details, so I made up stories. I broke my vow to God. He grew tired of waiting. The ultimate thing occurred--a child was conceived. Giving birth to my daughter, my life has never been the same.

Family Stories and the Life Course

Family Stories and the Life Course

Author: Michael W. Pratt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135632465

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 450

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This edited book draws from work that focuses on the act of telling family stories, as well as their content and structure. The process of telling family stories is linked to central aspects of development, including language acquisition, affect regulation, and family interaction patterns. This book extends across traditional developmental psychology, personality theory, and family studies. Drawing broadly on the epigenetic framework for individual development articulated by Erik Erikson, as well as on conceptions of the family life cycle, the editors bring together contemporary examples of psychological research on family stories and their implications for development and change at different points in the life course. The book is divided into sections that focus on family stories at different points in the life cycle, from early childhood and the beginnings of narrative skill, through adolescence, young adulthood, midlife, and then mature adulthood and its intergenerational meaning. During each of these periods of the life cycle, research focusing on individual development within an Eriksonian framework of ego strengths and virtues is highlighted. The dynamic role of family stories is also featured here, with work exploring the links between family process, intergenerational attachment, and storytelling. Sociocultural theories that emphasize how such development is situated in the wider cultural context are also featured in several chapters. This broad lifespan developmental focus serves to integrate the exciting diversity of this work and foster further questions and research in the emerging field of family narrative. The book is intended primarily for researchers and advanced-level students in the fields of developmental and personality psychology, as well as those in family studies and in gerontology. It may also be of interest to those in the helping professions who are concerned with family therapy and family issues, and may--due to its content and illustrative material--have appeal to a wider market of the lay public. The chapters are written in a readily accessible style and the analyses are presented in a fairly non-technical way. Because family stories are charted across the lifespan, it would be a suitable companion book to a more traditional lifespan textbook in certain courses.

Spirituality and Your Life Story

Spirituality and Your Life Story

Author: Bradley Hanson

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 9781480806771

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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Each of us has come to our current life stance through a journey of unique experiences—being born at this time, growing up in this particular social setting and culture, experiencing these specific successes and losses, and having these significant relationships. Whether we are in the early, middle, or latter part of our personal faith story, the ending is still ahead of us—and reviewing our own faith story helps us chart our course into the future. Using psychologist Dan McAdams’s idea that we make sense of life by composing our own life story, author Bradley Hanson explores how our personal identity and spirituality are influenced by the meaning and values embedded in our childhood family life and major story lines promoted by our culture. In our most basic quest to make sense of life, he considers sharply contrasting answers to five fundamental questions. With reflection and suggested group discussion questions at the end of each chapter, this study explores the idea that spirituality and one’s life story are intimately connected. Praise for Spirituality and Your Life Story “Real people tell their stories of success, love, friendship, forgiveness, and loss. Brad Hanson helps us ponder our own deepest commitments and the paths we follow to realize them. A fine book for individual reflection or group discussion.” —H. George Anderson, former presiding bishop, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

The Story: Life

The Story: Life

Author: Victoria Hislop

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781781857311

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

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'Life provides infinite shades of light and dark...' Victoria Hislop, bestselling author and champion of the short story, has chosen her favourite short stories by women writers. Here are prizewinners, famous wits, well-known feminists, national treasures and rising stars. All the stories in this volume are about life – happy, sad, mundane and extraordinary – it is captured here in all its rich variety. CONTRIBUTORS: Willa Cather, Virginia Woolf, Ellen Gilchrist, Dorothy Parker, Doris Lessing, Penelope Fitzgerald, Margaret Atwood, Penelope Lively, Anita Desai, Alice Munro, Elspeth Davie, Penelope Fitzgerald, Alice Walker, A. M. Homes, Anne Enright, Elizabeth Jolley, Jane Gardam, Alison Lurie, Nicola Barker, Jennifer Egan, Muriel Spark, Hilary Mantel, A. S. Byatt, Maggie Gee, Ali Smith, A. L. Kennedy, Polly Samson, Helen Simpson and Stella Duffy.

Life's Continuous Story

Life's Continuous Story

Author: Lorna Laikupu

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781480994874

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

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Life’s Continuous Story By: Lorna Laikupu Kat and Manny are childhood friends whose lives revolve around Hawaii’s plantation industry, their community, and the rich culture that is always present on the islands. When their family and friends, those living in the plantation community, start getting sick with incurable and deadly diseases, Kat and Manny decide to investigate the cause. At the very start of their investigation they encounter suspicious behavior from the lunas, the plantation bosses, and other men. Kat and Manny are in great danger. However, this does not stop the two of them. The love they have for their people is greater than the risk to their lives. Embarking on this journey, Kat and Manny both discover new information about themselves, as well as new revelations of love, friends, and mistrust. Kat and Manny will learn secrets of plantation living and what it takes to be an advocate on behalf of the workers and their families. This journey will forever change their lives and inspire an appreciation for the aina, the land, and all it offers

Stories from the Other Side

Stories from the Other Side

Author: Anny Slegten

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781452581132

Category: Philosophy

Page: 181

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So, we are here. What happens once we die? Is there an afterlife? Is there eternity? Where is it? How is it? Do we really live for ever? Somehow, deep down, we know there is more and wonder what will happen to us after leaving this world. Stories from the Other Side is based on Anny's numerous encounters with the dead that have occurred during hypnotherapy sessions. Based on the information Anny has collected from these spirits, she decided to shed light on what happens after we die. By making them talk about themselves, Anny learned the experience is not about bright lights, heaven, hell and the like. Transcripts of conversations with spirits do reveal what happens next. Join Anny as she shares fascinating real life stories from the ones who passed to the next plane.

Precious Moments in Hell

Precious Moments in Hell

Author: Charli,

Publisher: Elm Hill

ISBN: 9781400328024

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

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The world is full of tragedy. No one is exempt from having times when they feel like giving up on life because of pain and misery, “hell on earth.” Author and survivor Charli’s memoir reminds readers to never give up on themselves for the Lord is in the midst of tumultuous events. He is always present in the form of a Precious Moment. Charli is one of the many people who have lived through soul-crushing pain. Beginning when she was four years old, she witnessed the darker side of humanity firsthand, from a physically abusive father who abandoned the family to a neglectful mother. Living in foster care and enduring seven years of daily torture was no walk in the park for Charli and certainly didn’t lighten the burden she would have to bear later in life. Like never-ending torrential rain, Charli’s life threw one storm after another at her, namely the murder of her mother, the sexual victimization and abduction of her daughter, and the abuse from her husbands not unlike what her mother experienced decades prior. “There are valleys we each will walk through in this life. Some refer to them as hell on earth. Psalm 23 call them ‘valleys of shadows of death.’” This book is a testimony that can serve as a lamp onto your feet and a light onto your path.

Authorship’s Wake

Authorship’s Wake

Author: Philip Sayers

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501367687

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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Authorship's Wake examines the aftermath of the 1960s critique of the author, epitomized by Roland Barthes's essay, “The Death of the Author.” This critique has given rise to a body of writing that confounds generic distinctions separating the literary and the theoretical. Its archive consists of texts by writers who either directly participated in this critique, as Barthes did, or whose intellectual formation took place in its immediate aftermath. These writers include some who are known primarily as theorists (Judith Butler), others known primarily as novelists (Zadie Smith, David Foster Wallace), and yet others whose texts are difficult to categorize (the autofiction of Chris Kraus, Sheila Heti, and Ben Lerner; the autotheory of Maggie Nelson). These writers share not only a central motivating question – how to move beyond the critique of the author-subject – but also a way of answering it: by writing texts that merge theoretical concerns with literary discourse. Authorship's Wake traces the responses their work offers in relation to four themes: communication, intention, agency, and labor.

The Life of Margaret Alice Murray

The Life of Margaret Alice Murray

Author: Kathleen L. Sheppard

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739174180

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 292

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The Life of Margaret Alice Murray: A Woman’s Work in Archaeology, by Kathleen L. Sheppard, is a scientific biography of Margaret Alice Murray (1863-1963), exploring all the facets of “women’s work” in the history of archaeology and academia in the first half of the 20th century. This is not another “Great Woman” in place of a “Great Man” biography, but is instead the unlikely story of the first professional female Egyptologist in Britain who has so far been largely ignored by historians.