A genuine reflection of the everyday lives of Black men from all walks of life, Souls of My Brothers is an inspirational collection of first-person narratives that details the unique journey of the Black man as he struggles to define himself in society and in the world. Bringing together contributors who are powerful politicians and everyday heroes; the famous and the infamous; husbands, educators, bus drivers, teachers, and fathers, this assemblage of commentaries, including those by Isaac Hayes, Mayor Willie Brown, and Coolio, illustrate the issues that affect each of their lives. With raw honesty, the contributors share experiences only their brothers can truly understand?from sex to spirituality, family to justice, money to power?and work to collectively heal the spirit and awaken a better understanding of the Black men in all of our lives. Click Here to Learn More
Memory of Silence is an edited one-volume version of the Guatemalan Truth Commission report, presenting the definitive account of one of the most brutal cases of government repression in the Western Hemisphere, a thirty-four year conflict forged by the Cold War, strongly influenced by the United States' foreign policy, and so severe that the Commission determined that the state committed genocide against its own indigenous people. Despite its scope, significance, and impact, the conflict remains largely unknown outside the country, in part because until the publication of this book, the CEH report was largely unavailable in English and only available in Spanish in its unedited, twelve-volume form. Memory of Silence presents the voices of Guatemalan victims and the Commission's analysis of a conflict that created a culture of terror, forced neighbors to commit atrocities against each other, and killed over 200,000 people. Despite the difficult, painful, and tragic nature of the conflict, the Commission stated that its commitment to truth "should leave no room for despair" and should instead inspire Guatemalans and others around the world to pursue peace and the defense of fundamental human rights.
Miller incorporates psychohistorical analyses of Hitler, Stalin, and Ceausescu to reveal the links between the horrors of their childhoods and the horrors they inflicted on the world. She pleads for an awareness of society?s role in child abuse and for recognition of the victim.
Humans and horses have been joined for thousands of years, and for much of that time, one thing has served as the primary point of physical contact between them: the saddle.
However, for many horses and many riders, the saddle has been no less than a refined means of torture. Horses have long suffered from tree points impeding the movement of their shoulder blades; too narrow gullet channels damaging the muscles and nerves along the vertebrae; and too long panels putting harmful pressure on the reflex point in the loin area. Male riders saddle up despite riding-related pain and the potential for serious side effects, such as impotence, while female riders endure backache, slipped discs, and bladder infections, to name just a few common issues.
We must ask ourselves: How much better could we ride and how much better could our horses perform if our saddles fit optimally? If they accommodated the horse?s unique conformation and natural asymmetry? If they were built for the differing anatomy of men and women?
The answers to all these questions are right here, right now, in this book.
As C.S. Lewis said, 'We read to know we are not alone.'
This collection of poems and prose draws on universal themes of love, isolation and sadness. Written during the author?s early adulthood, the raw, heartfelt writings speak to the essence of us all.
For anyone wishing to have a more personal understanding of depression, these writings provide a moving personal insight.
These notes were never intended to be shared. You will be my first audience.
Perhaps these words will help you or someone you know to feel less alone in the world.
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I?m the daughter of murdered parents. I?m the friend of a dead girl. I?m the lover of my enemy. And I will have my revenge.
In the wake of the devastating destruction of the luxury yacht Persephone, just three souls remain to tell its story?and two of them are lying. Only Frances Mace knows the terrifying truth, and she?ll stop at nothing to avenge the murders of everyone she held dear. Even if it means taking down the boy she loves and possibly losing herself in the process.
Sharp and incisive, Daughter of Deep Silence by bestselling author Carrie Ryan is a deliciously smart revenge thriller that examines perceptions of identity, love, and the lengths to which one girl is willing to go when she thinks she has nothing to lose. Click Here to Learn More
Discover today's quick, practical, proven guide to overcoming "killer" management problems and succeeding brilliantly as a leader! Unlike other management books, The Truth About Managing People, Fourth Edition is 100% practical and completely based on tested evidence, not mere anecdote or opinion. Top management author Stephen P. Robbins has distilled thousands of research studies, meta-analyses, and Big Data investigations into a set of 63 proven, tested solutions for today's make-or-break management challenges. Each solution is presented quickly and concisely, in just 2-3 pages, so you can absorb them fast, and use them immediately. Robbins' fully updated truths cover every key aspect of management, including hiring the right people and building winning teams; designing high-productivity jobs and rewarding the right behaviors; managing diversity, change, conflict, turnover, and staff cuts; overcoming self-serving bias, groupthink, and digital distractions, and much more. This edition adds nine all-new chapters, covering the crucial importance of people skills, building emotional intelligence, loyalty expectations, employee engagement and mentoring, managing face-to-face vs. virtual teams, overcoming the downsides of teams, handling unacceptable workplace behavior, promoting creativity and innovation, and more. Whatever your management role, Robbins has compiled indispensable practical truths you can and will apply, every single day.
"It happens quickly. I'm not in that house ten minutes before my world stops making sense." From victim to survivor, Mary Ann Ricciardi pens from a most honest and heartfelt point of view, sharing what she knows to be true about the emotional ruin that trails behind the silence and myths surrounding intimate violence. In Screaming Through the Silence: Memories, Truths and a Hope Toward Understanding, Ricciardi writes with a purpose and desire to end the harmful silence of generations past and present. Presenting the issues simply and logicaIly, Ricciardi's "gentle rant" comes from years of social observations, her own personal struggle as victim turned survivor and her ongoing work with victims of intimate assault. Included are the voices of intimate assault and abuse survivors who so willingly share their truths in hopes of encouraging better understanding and awareness. "Society cannot understand because victims don't tell; victims don't tell because society does not understand." Click Here to Learn More
Mojo for Mummas has been the culmination of my personal experience with becoming a mum 4 years ago. The journey along the way has been interesting.
I've written this book and developed a program to help new mums and mums in general to adjust to motherhood, write their own rules and find their own groove with this mother gig. As far as I am aware, these are few and far between.
My aim is to be raw, honest and real. No sugar-coating going on here. I am tired of people hiding from their truth, making things seem like they're better than they actually are. It's time for openness, honesty and vulnerability; something we women seem to struggle with or are taught to shy away from.
Statistics say that one in seven women will suffer post-natal depression. I was one of these. From my experience, I don't believe there are enough options out there to help women find their strength and move through this. Medication and psychology didn't really work for me. It wasn't until I found a coach who worked with me on the future I wanted to create for my family, rather than the story of what had happened in my past that I started to progress and find my feet.
I struggled with accepting a difficult birth and having a baby born with complications, taking away my fairy tale of how things were supposed to be. I struggled with not earning the income I used to in my career and relying on the government to help support me and my family. I struggled with the impact a new baby had on my relationship with my partner. I struggled to let of of the rules and all the preconceived ideas I had about what I thought being a mum "should" be like. It twas tough. It was heartbreaking. There were many low points, tears, laughter, anger and frustration along the way.
Looking back now, this experience was a huge learning curve. Many lessons were learned. I'd like to share some of these with you so that you know that it's okay to be vulnerable, it's okay to feel like you're not coping, it's okay to have a crap day and most importantly, its okay to put your hand up and say "hang on a minute, I am REALLY not coping too well here". Things will get better. When you find a better way to do something, then you will bbe better.
The aim of this book is to give mums (new, old, indifferent) who may be struggling with adopting their new identity a place of comfort, sanctuary and understanding. To know that you're not on your own, to know that someone else has been through the tough times ad come out the other side, to know that there's someone here who's got your back. Click Here to Learn More
SHATTERED SILENCE: THE UNTOLD TRUTH ABOUT LOVE, SEX AND FRIENDSHIP is not a ?happy-reading? book. It reveals many truths which have been hidden from mankind about love sex, and friendship. It explains why teenagers and young adults fall in love today and fall out tomorrow. It answers numerous questions which teenagers ask. Such as: who is a true friend? Can I be in love without sex and so on? This BOOK is for every one?especially teenagers and young adults who want the best out of their relationships. So do not read this BOOK as ordinary written script?it is not for pleasure. But it is the practical reason why millions of teenagers? cry everyday in the secret corners of the house because of the maltreatment they have received in the name of love. IN THIS BOOK, YOU WILL LEARN: The origin of love, sex and friendship How to say NO to sex without breaking the relationship Why many teenagers fall in love today and fall out tomorrow The difference between love and infatuation The difference between real friends and counterfeit friends That lifestyle is the element of true love The differences between love and sex The differences between male and female Be the practitioner of whatsoever understand in this book. Even if you are the youngest or the grandfather or you are grandmother in your family you need to read this book in order to counsel those grandsons and daughters about how wisely they need to behave in search of mates either as casual-lasting friendships or for creating long lasting marriage life. Click Here to Learn More