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What Makes You So Busy?

What Makes You So Busy?

Author: Khenpo Sodargye

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781614296072

Category: Religion

Page: 220

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A Tibetan Buddhist lama gives advice on the issues facing people in the modern world. In this book, Khenpo Sodargye, a world-famous Tibetan Buddhist lama and scholar, offers guidance on an issue that troubles so many of us in the modern world: What is true happiness, and how do we achieve it? Bombarded with information, endlessly pursuing possessions—we look for happiness in all the wrong places. Khenpo Sodargye, one of the busiest Buddhist teachers in the world, shows us how to redirect our attention away from such distractions and instead calm our minds and find true contentment. His wide-ranging advice covers careers and conventional notions of material success, romantic relationships, and the environment. Erudite and compassionate, he points the reader to inspiration from sutras, Zen masters, Confucius, and the daily news, offering warm, heartfelt encouragement for these troubled times.

The Joy Luck Club

The Joy Luck Club

Author: Amy Tan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143038095

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

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“The Joy Luck Club is one of my favorite books. From the moment I first started reading it, I knew it was going to be incredible. For me, it was one of those once-in-a-lifetime reading experiences that you cherish forever. It inspired me as a writer and still remains hugely inspirational.” —Kevin Kwan, author of Crazy Rich Asians Amy Tan’s beloved, New York Times bestselling tale of mothers and daughters, now the focus of a new documentary Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir on Netflix Four mothers, four daughters, four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who's "saying" the stories. In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, begin meeting to eat dim sum, play mahjong, and talk. United in shared unspeakable loss and hope, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club. Rather than sink into tragedy, they choose to gather to raise their spirits and money. "To despair was to wish back for something already lost. Or to prolong what was already unbearable." Forty years later the stories and history continue. With wit and sensitivity, Amy Tan examines the sometimes painful, often tender, and always deep connection between mothers and daughters. As each woman reveals her secrets, trying to unravel the truth about her life, the strings become more tangled, more entwined. Mothers boast or despair over daughters, and daughters roll their eyes even as they feel the inextricable tightening of their matriarchal ties. Tan is an astute storyteller, enticing readers to immerse themselves into these lives of complexity and mystery.

Ghost Silver

Ghost Silver

Author: Ye XiaoZi

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 9781636664781

Category: Fiction

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I am an antique dealer, earning money from the living and earning money from the dead. In the past few years of roaming the world, he had seen all kinds of bizarre things...

Greatheart

Greatheart

Author: Ethel M. Dell

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547347439

Category: Fiction

Page: 411

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DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "Greatheart" by Ethel M. Dell. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

Are You Drifting?

Are You Drifting?

Author: Tim Rode

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 9781452588070

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 286

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Are you drifting in your life? Are you just going through the motions doing the same things you have always done? Do you wonder why your life never changes? Or maybe you need to drift? To take time off and get away from the madness of your busy world? This book addresses both drifting and not drifting and why both are necessary. It is about growth, becoming more, not being the “usual you,” aspiring to something better, changing your thoughts and ultimately your personal freedom. The freedom you have always longed for. Isn’t it time for you to make a change? To create your own system and your own life?

Making Good Teaching Great

Making Good Teaching Great

Author: Todd Whitaker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317923565

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Every good teacher strives to be a great teacher - and this must-have book shows you how! It's filled with practical tips and strategies for connecting with your students in a meaningful and powerful way. Learn how to improve student learning with easy-to-implement daily activities designed to integrate seamlessly into any day of the school year. This is a readable, hands-on guide for both new and seasoned teachers - complete with "20-Day Reality Checks" so you can reflect on your progress and identify areas for improvement.

Humorous Hits and How to Hold an Audience

Humorous Hits and How to Hold an Audience

Author: Grenville Kleiser

Publisher: FUNK & WAGNALLS COMPANY

ISBN:

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Page: 264

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In preparing this volume the author has been guided by his own platform experience extending over twelve years. During that time he has given hundreds of public recitals before audiences of almost every description, and in all parts of the country. It may not be considered presumptuous, therefore, for him to offer some practical suggestions on the art of entertaining and holding an audience, and to indicate certain selections which he has found have in themselves the elements of success. The "encore fiend," as he is sometimes called, is so ubiquitous and insistent that no speaker or reader can afford to ignore him, and, indeed, must prepare for him in advance. To find material that will satisfy him in one or in a dozen of the ordinary books of selections is an almost impossible task. It is only too obvious that many compilations of the kind are put together by persons who have had little or no practical platform experience. In an attempt to remedy this defect this volume has been prepared. It is believed that the book will be valuable not only to the amateur and the professional reader, speaker, elocutionist, and entertainer, but also to the after-dinner and impromptu speaker, the politician who wants to make a "hit," the business man who wishes to tell a good story and tell it effectively, the school-teacher in arranging her "Friday Afternoon" programs, as well as for reading aloud in the family circle, and for many other occasions. Providing, as this work does, helpful hints on how to hold an audience, it is hoped that the additional suggestions offered regarding the use of the voice and its modulation, the art of pausing, the development of feeling and energy, the use of gesture and action, the cultivation of the imagination, the committing of selections to memory, and the standing before an audience, while not as elaborate and detailed as found in a regular manual of elocution, will be of practical benefit to those who can not conveniently command the services of a personal instructor. The author has been greatly assisted in this undertaking not only by the kind permission of publishers and authors to use their copyrighted work, but also by the hearty cooperation of many distinguished platform speakers and readers who have generously contributed successful selections not hitherto published. The author gratefully acknowledges the special permission granted him by the publishers to print the following copyright selections: "Keep A-goin'!" the Bobbs-Merrill Company, "A Modern Romance," the Publishers of The Smart Set; "The Fool's Prayer," Houghton, Mifflin & Company; "Mammy's Li'l Boy," and "'Späcially Jim," the Century Company; "Counting One Hundred," the Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Company; "At Five O'clock Tea," the Publishers of Lippincott's Magazine.

180

180

Author: Dillon Schupp

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781664216358

Category: Religion

Page: 370

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In six months, you can be better than you are today. You can be a better spouse. A better parent. A better friend. A better employee, boss, student, teacher. You don’t have to stay the same and accept your current life as “That’s just the way I am.” You can change. More precisely, you can change as Jesus changes you. And He does that as you develop a daily habit of reading and applying His Word. 180: Becoming the New You is a six-month journey through the life of Jesus that is designed to develop what will be the single most life-changing habit of your life: connecting with Jesus daily through His Word. As you do so, you’ll discover that following Jesus is about more than simply going to heaven when you die. Following Jesus is just as much about becoming a brand new you while you’re alive. .

Out of My League

Out of My League

Author: Judith Kay

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469101064

Category: Fiction

Page: 670

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Out of My League is a compelling story of letting go of the past in order to grow into the future. At its center is a couple, two worlds apart, who find themselves facing decisions that challenge their independence, their commitments, and their way of life. Neither knew that a single trip to the library packed the potential to change them both forever. Consumed by ambition, J.P. Ralston has control over everything in his reach. A successful law practice, any woman he desires, and total social freedom. A sudden turn of events has J.P. scrambling for parental rights as he is forced to come to terms with remnants of past mistakes. In the midst of the chaos, one woman threatens to strip the jurisdiction hes come to know as his own life. Samira Cartwright is a young widow, raising her daughters, completely content in the world shes created for herself. Safe from relationships and social agendas, Samiras days are immersed in family affairs and managing the business of the Maple Street Library. One visitor awakens her spirit in ways shed banished from memory. Samira suddenly finds herself longing for companionship and dreaming of the man who dared to make her whole again. Out of My League is so real readers will find their own lives etched in the pages. Love never makes a wrong choice. Yet surrendering what has always been to seek what might yet be is the challenge of a lifetime.