Description : The challenges we face can be difficult even to think about. Climate change, the depletion of oil, economic upheaval, and mass extinction together create a planetary emergency of overwhelming proportions. Active Hope shows us how to strengthen our capacity to face this crisis so that we can respond with unexpected resilience and creative power. Drawing on decades of teaching an empowerment approach known as the Work That Reconnects, the authors guide us through a transformational process informed by mythic journeys, modern psychology, spirituality, and holistic science. This process equips us with tools to face the mess we’re in and play our role in the collective transition, or Great Turning, to a life-sustaining society.
Description : Joints and Connective Tissues - General Practice: The Integrative Approach Series. In order to diagnose and manage the patient presenting with musculoskeletal symptoms, it is important to distinguish whether the pathology is arising primarily in the so-called hard tissues (such as bone) or the soft tissues (such as cartilage, disc, synovium, capsule, muscle, tendon, tendon sheath). It is also important to distinguish between the two most common causes of musculoskeletal symptoms, namely inflammatory and degenerative.
Description : We are used to hearing that the climate crisis is serious, but still tractable if we start acting on it soon. The reality is different. Things are going to get much worse, for a long time, whatever we now do – though hardly anyone wants to admit it. This book from the Green House collective offers climate honesty. The time for focusing primarily on mitigation is over. We now need to adapt to the dark reality of climate breakdown. But this means a deep reframing of our entire way of life. The book explores how transformative adaptation might enable us to confront escalating climate chaos while not giving up hope. Facing up to Climate Reality is a book for those brave enough to abandon the illusion of continuing normality, and embark on a harder, truer journey.
Description : What accounts for the persistence and spread of "commoning," the irrepressible desire of people to collaborate and share to meet everyday needs? How are the more successful projects governed? And why are so many people embracing the commons as a powerful strategy for building a fair, humane and Earth-respecting social order? In more than fifty original essays, Patterns of Commoning addresses these questions and probes the inner complexities of this timeless social paradigm. The book surveys some of the most notable, inspiring commons around the world, from alternative currencies and open design and manufacturing, to centuries-old community forests and co-learning commons - and dozens of others. David Bollier (www.bollier.org) is an American author, activist and independent scholar who has studied the commons for nearly twenty years. Silke Helfrich (commonsblog.wordpress.com) is a German author and independent activist of the commons who blogs at www.commonsblog.de, and cofounder of the Commons-Institut in Germany. With Michel Bauwens, Bollier and Helfrich are cofounders of the Common Strategies Group. For more information, go to the book's website, Patterns of Commoning (www.patternsofcommoning.org)
Description : Communicate with the Other Side Using Your Natural Psychic Abilities Psychic medium Sherrie Dillard has been helping people connect with their loved ones on the other side for over twenty years. In You Are a Medium, she shows you how to discover your own medium type through a specialized quiz. Once you better understand how your subtle abilities work, you can develop your skills with simple exercises and techniques based on your type. As you become more confident with your medium abilities, be prepared to make a breathtaking discovery: Not only do your deceased loved ones help you from the other side—you also help them! Sharing inspiring case studies from her work with clients, Sherrie shows that when you succeed in learning your soul lessons, you become a beacon of light to those in the beyond. Praise: "Everything that Sherrie Dillard writes has the ring of authenticity that comes with great beauty and spiritual depth.”—Joanna Macy, PhD, co-author of Active Hope
Description : Issues in medical ethics are rarely out of the media and it is an area of ethics that has particular interest for the general public as well as the medical practitioner. This short and accessible introduction deals with moral questions such as euthanasia as well as asking how health care resources can be distributed fairly.
Description : Democracy is struggling in America. Citizens increasingly feel cynical about an intractable political system, while hyper-partisanship has dramatically shrank common ground and intensified the extremes. Out of this deepening sense of political despair, philosopher of education Sarah M. Stitzlein seeks to revive democracy by teaching citizens how to hope. Offering an informed call to citizen engagement, Stitzlein directly addresses presidential campaigns, including how to select candidates who support citizens in enacting and sustaining hope. Drawing on examples from American history and pragmatist philosophy, this book explains how hope can be cultivated in schools and sustained through action in our communities -- it describes what hope is, why it matters to democracy, and how to teach it. This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations.
Description : The classic Acrobat and PDF reference, updated to cover thelatest release Consistently the most authoritative and comprehensive resourceon the Acrobat PDF format, this standard reference returns within-depth coverage of the newest version of Acrobat. Written bybestselling author Ted Padova, this book is packed with real-worldinsights and techniques gained from Padova's daily use of Acrobatunder deadline constraints. You'll discover everything there is toknow about using Acrobat X for print prepress, the Internet,CD-ROMs, and other forms of media. Popular author Ted Padova shares everything you need to knowabout the latest release of Acrobat—Acrobat X Explores the updated functions of the new Acrobat and using itfor print prepress, the Internet, CD-ROMs, and more As the ultimate resource for all things Acrobat and PDF-related,Adobe Acrobat X PDF Bible is an update of a classic.