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Living A Meaningful Life With Chronic Illness

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People with chronic illnesses often live in the community for many years while the illness becomes progressively more debilitating. Little is known about how they continue to live personally meaningful lives. This book describes a study that employed qualitative research methods and the Occupational Performance Model (Australia) to investigate how people with Parkinsons disease and their partners continue to actively participate as members of their social community. Loss of control over choice and manner of engagement in roles was a significant element of the findings. Sense of self and sense of social fit were identified as major elements that informed participants perceptions of control. The findings support the notion that people with chronic illness are active and knowledgeable participants in health care. Moreover, they demonstrate that people with chronic illness work in tandem with significant role partners to constantly maintain valued partnerships through occupational role performance as the disease progresses. This book is intended for health professionals, health educators, researchers, and people with chronic disability."


For Us, The Living

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From Grandmaster Robert A. Heinlein comes a long-lost first novel, written in 1939 and never before published, introducing ideas and themes that would shape his career and define the genre that is synonymous with his name.

July 12, 1939Perry Nelson is driving along the palisades when suddenly another vehicle swerves into his lane, a tire blows out, and his car careens off the road and over a bluff. The last thing he sees before his head connects with the boulders below is a girl in a green bathing suit, prancing along the shore....

When he wakes, the girl in green is a woman dressed in furs and the sun-drenched shore has transformed into snowcapped mountains. The woman, Diana, rescues Perry from the bitter cold and takes him inside her home to rest and recuperate.

Later they debate the cause of the accident, for Diana is unfamiliar with the concept of a tire blowout and Perry cannot comprehend snowfall in mid-July. Then Diana shares with him a vital piece of information: The date is now January 7. The year...2086.

When his shock subsides, Perry begins an exhaustive study of global evolution over the past 150 years. He learns, among other things, that a United Europe was formed and led by Edward, Duke of Windsor; former New York City mayor LaGuardia served two terms as president of the United States; the military draft was completely reconceived; banks became publicly owned and operated; and in the year 2003, two helicopters destroyed the island of Manhattan in a galvanizing act of war. This education in the ways of the modern world emboldens Perry to assimilate to life in the twenty-first century.

But education brings with it inescapable truths -- the economic and legal systems, the government, and even the dynamic between men and women remain alien to Perry, the customs of the new day continually testing his mental and emotional resolve. Yet it is precisely his knowledge of a bygone era that will serve Perry best, as the man from 1939 seems destined to lead his newfound peers even further into the future than they could have imagined.

A classic example of the future history that Robert Heinlein popularized during his career, "For Us, The Living" marks both the beginning and the end of an extraordinary arc of political, social, and literary crusading that comprises his legacy. Heinlein could not have known in 1939 how the world would change over the course of one and a half centuries, but we have our own true world history to compare with his brilliant imaginings, rendering "For Us, The Living" not merely a novel, but a time capsule view into our past, our present, and perhaps our future.

The novel is presented here with an introduction by acclaimed science fiction writer Spider Robinson and an afterword by Professor Robert James of the Heinlein Society.


Living, Laughing, Loving & Dying

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Living, Laughing, Loving, (oops I almost forgot) & Dying A collection of jewels, little treasures from A Simple Buddhist Monk coupled with snapshots of various Dalai Lama events: from Africa to Austria, from New England to New Zealand... It's a compilation of some of the Dalai Lama's best Jewels, some of his best quotes about Living, Laughing, Loving, and Dying. A Quote & Question Book This Q & Q book incorporates a three-stage learning process. In the first stage, you read the quote, in the second phase you ask yourself the question following the quote and in the third phase you write down the answer. Each stage building on the latter, each stage reinforcing the other thereby helping you understand, helping you comprehend the quote's inspirational message. Most people scan quotes without any contemplation, that's why we added the question. The question, makes you stop, stop and think about the question and the quote's message. The third phase writing down the answer adds to your embodiment of the quote's inspirational message."


Dictionary Of Flavors, Second Edition

RRP $646.99

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<i>Dictionary of Flavors</i> provides information on flavors, flavor chemistry and natural products, as well as a perspective on the related fields of regulatory, sensory, chemistry, biology, pharmacology, business, bacteriology, marketing and psychology. Flavors covered include those used in food and beverages, tobacco flavorings, alcoholic beverages, and pet and animal foods. Comparative flavor chemistry is used to evaluate and describe homologous groups of similar chemical structures. Author and flavor chemist De Rovira has collated the G.R.A.S. ingredients into chemically similar groups, where those structural relationships would dictate flavor attribute similarities, allowing predictable aroma types that can be more easily recalled and developed. Coverage in the second edition is extended to include the many significant and recent changes in the fields of flavor chemistry, food technology, and regulatory. Definitions of many items are expanded and inclusion of new items is extensive. <p> To view figures from the book in full color please visit <a href="http://www.flavordynamics.com/">www.flavordynamics.com</a>. <p> <p>


Living With No Balance ... And Loving It!

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"A terrific, entertaining, and revealing book on 'how to do it all' and have fun in the process Cindy's no nonsense, straight to the point approach, coupled with her powerful skills as a top corporate trainer make "Living With No Balance . and Loving It "-a must read; an enjoyable book "
- Leonardo Inghilleri, Executive Vice President & Managing Partner, West Paces Consulting

"I love the fast lane, but no one goes faster or has more energy than Cindy Novotny."
-Teemu Selanne, NHL All-Star, Stanley Cup Winner.

"The way Cindy lends her passion and energy to the creation of this book is analogous to the way she trains and mentors the global workforce."
- Charles Ahlers,
President, Anaheim/Orange County Visitor and Convention Bureau

"For many years, Cindy was advisor and counsel for our organization. I know that "Living With No Balance . and Loving It " truly exemplifies Cindy's unparalleled passion and endless pursuit of excellence. Truly inspirational "
- Horst Schulze,
CEO, The West Paces Hotel Group and Founder of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company



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