Language : English
Published : 2018-04-01
Pages : 320
Healing Justice: Holistic Self-Care for Change Makers
In the context of multiple forms of global economic, social, and cultural oppression, along with intergenerational trauma, burnout, and public services retrenchment, this book offers a framework and set of inquiries and practices for social workers, activists, community organizers, counselors, and other helping professionals. Healing justice, a term that has emerged in social movements in the last decade, is taught as a practice of connecting to the whole self, what many are conditioned to ignore — the body, mind-heart, spirit, community, and natural world. Drawing from the East-West modalities of mindfulness, yoga, and Ayurveda, the author introduces six capabilities — mindfulness and compassion; critical thinking and curiosity; and effort and equanimity — which can guide practitioners on a transformative and empowering journey that can ultimately make them and their colleagues more effective in their work. Using case studies, critical analysis, and skill sharing, self-care is presented as an act of resistance to disconnection, marginalization, and internalized oppression. Healing justice is a trauma-informed practice that empowers social practitioners to cultivate the conditions that might allow them to feel more connected to themselves, their clients, colleagues, and communities. The book also engages critically with self-care practices, including investigation into the science of mindfulness, cultural appropriation, and the commodification of self-care. The message is clear that mindfulness-based practices are not a panacea for personal, inter-personal, or political problems. But, they can put practitioners in a more authentic and powerful place to work from, which is particularly important in a world where there is more connection to technology, ideologies, and people who share one’s beliefs, and less connection to the natural world, people who are different, and the parts of oneself that one tends to reject. The book also offers suggestions for how to share self-care practices with community members who have less access to wellness.
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“You are meant to succeed in the work you love. Your desire will take you all the way.” — Tama J. Kieves
What if everything you thought you needed to do to succeed was actually standing in the way of your success?
Tama Kieves, Harvard-lawyer-turned-career-coach, has spent the last decade crossing the United States and Canada, speaking to tens of thousands of people and sharing her inspiring story of moving from a career that was killing her to a life that has uplifted her, chronicled in her first book, “This Time I Dance!: Creating the Work You Love.” She has mentored thousands of people who, with her help, have followed their passion, and now live their dream lives.
And now she takes us to the next step in our journey…
Within you is your purpose–your destiny–that will lead you to your greatest fulfillment, and your greatest success. What Kieves discovered in her own journey is that the way to success is an “inspired” path, not a linear one. She brings her mentoring ideas and actions together in her latest work, “Inspired and Unstoppable.” In this motivating book, Kieves teaches that it is only in unleashing this purpose that you can become truly happy and satisfied.
Through these teachings, she will help you move into your “brilliant power.” She shares the mental and emotional impact of this journey–the fears, doubts, and boogeymen that arise–and how to become an unstoppable warrior for your life’s work and desires. This book will help you stay connected to your desires and shift your innermost thinking. When you do, inspired actions will seem to fall directly out of the sky, and onto your plate. You will naturally outpace anything any expert could ever tell you. “You don’t need the steps, when you have the moves.”
Beautifully written, “Inspired & Unstoppable” also includes success stories from Tama’s life and the lives of others who have made their dreams their reality, as well as practices that will create positive momentum, and “Inspired Successisms”–delightful, quick bites of wisdom peppered throughout the book. It also includes guidelines on how to create your own “Inspired Success Circle”–a way of moving forward with the support of friends and loved ones.
Practical, empowering, inspirational, galvanizing–“Inspired & Unstoppable” is the touchstone to (finally) living your wildest dreams and greatest desires.
About the Author
Tama Kieves, an honors graduate of Harvard Law School, left her legal career to write and help others live their most meaningful self-expression. She is the bestselling author of “This Time I Dance!: Creating the Work You Love (How One Harvard Lawyer Left It All to Have It All).” Featured on Oprah Radio, she is a sought-after speaker and career coach who has helped thousands worldwide to discover, launch, and live their true work in the world. Tama is a regular faculty member at various organizations, and is also the founder and president of Awakening Artistry, an organization dedicated to creating and supporting a global family of visionary minds, creative souls, free-spirited entrepreneurs, and empowered leaders.
In It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going, Chelsea Clinton tackles some of the biggest challenges facing our world today, especially for kids. Using data, charts and stories she unpacks challenges related to Poverty, Climate Change, Gender Equality, Health, Endangered Species and more. She also talks about what’s being done to make a difference in each area, particularly by kids and teenagers. With lots of suggestions and ideas for action, Chelsea Clinton shares her passion for helping others and shows readers that the world belongs to every single one of us, and every one of us counts. The book will have three main thrusts: Informing young readers using facts and research; Inspiring them with stories of hope and empowerment; and; Suggesting practical ways that young readers can make a difference in their own communities and in the larger world. Filled with visuals including charts, graphs and photographs, this book has the potential to influence an entire generation’s activism and involvement in local and global issues.
About the Author
Chelsea Clinton has always been interested in making the world a better place. When she was a child in Little Rock, Arkansas, one of her favorite books was 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth, and as a teenager in Washington, D.C., she led her school’s service club. While she was at Stanford, Chelsea worked as a reading and writing tutor and volunteered at the Children’s Hospital. Today, she is Vice Chair of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation where she helps lead the work of the Foundation across its various initiatives, with a particular focus on work related to health, women and girls, creating service opportunities, and empowering the next generation of leaders. Chelsea holds a BA from Stanford University, an MPH from Columbia University, and an MPhil and doctorate degree in international relations from Oxford University. She lives in New York City with her husband Marc, their daughter Charlotte, and their dog Soren. You can follow her on Twitter at @Chelsea Clinton or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ChelseaClinton. Residence: New York, NY Book Site: www.itsyourworld.com
From its first publication in 1992, Men, Women, and Chain Saws has offered a groundbreaking perspective on the creativity and influence of horror cinema since the mid-1970s. Investigating the popularity of the low-budget tradition, Carol Clover looks in particular at slasher, occult, and rape-revenge films. Although such movies have been traditionally understood as offering only sadistic pleasures to their mostly male audiences, Clover demonstrates that they align spectators not with the male tormentor, but with the females tormented–notably the slasher movie’s “final girls”–as they endure fear and degradation before rising to save themselves. The lesson was not lost on the mainstream industry, which was soon turning out the formula in well-made thrillers. Including a new preface by the author, this Princeton Classics edition is a definitive work that has found an avid readership from students of film theory to major Hollywood filmmakers.
About the Author
Carol J. Clover is the Class of 1936 Professor Emerita in the departments of rhetoric, film, and Scandinavian at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of The Medieval Saga.
The case studies in PERSONALITY THEORIES WORKBOOK, Sixth Edition, help you learn and apply personality theories to real-life examples of typical–rather than solely abnormal–behavior. The wide range of case studies is accompanied by application questions that guide you through an analysis of each case, prompting you to consider how a particular theorist would view it. Theory comparison questions ensure that you understand the differences between each theory. Succinct, affordable, and accessible, PERSONALITY THEORIES WORKBOOK offers an excellent assortment of cases that help you really understand personality theories and concepts as well as how they apply in real life.