The River You Touch: Making a Life on Moving Water

The River You Touch: Making a Life on Moving Water

Author: Chris Dombrowski

Publisher: Milkweed Editions

ISBN: 9781571319531

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 588

“We are matter and long to be received by an Earth that conceived us, which accepts and reconstitutes us, its children, each of us, without exception, every one. The journey is long, and then we start homeward, fathomless as to what home might make of us.” —from The River You Touch When Chris Dombrowski burst onto the literary scene with Body of Water, the book was acclaimed as “a classic” (Jim Harrison) and its author compared with John McPhee. Dombrowski begins the highly anticipated All of It Everywhere with a question as timely as it is profound: “What does a meaningful, mindful, sustainable inhabitance on this small planet look like in the anthropocene?” He answers this fundamental question of our time initially by listening lovingly to rivers and the land they pulse through in his adopted home of Montana. Transplants from the post-industrial Midwest, he and his partner, Mary, assemble a life based precariously on her income as a schoolteacher, his as a poet and fly-fishing guide. Before long, their first child arrives, followed soon after by two more, all “free beings in whom flourishes an essential kind of knowing […], whose capacity for wonder may be the beacon by which we see ourselves through this dark epoch.” And around the young family circles a community of friends -- river-rafting guides and conservationists, climbers and wildlife biologists -- who seek to cultivate a way of living in place that moves beyond the mythologized West of appropriation and extraction. Moving seamlessly from the quotidian -- diapers, the mortgage, a threadbare bank account -- to the metaphysical -- time, memory, how to live a life of integrity -- Dombrowski illuminates the experience of fatherhood with intimacy and grace. Spending time in wild places with their children, he learns that their youthful sense of wonder at the beauty and connectivity of the more-than-human world is not naivete to be shed, but rather wisdom most of us lose along the way -- wisdom that is essential for the possibility of transformation.

Goddesses Never Age

Goddesses Never Age

Author: Christiane Northrup, M.D.

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 9781401945954

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 409

View: 367

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Though we talk about wanting to "age gracefully," the truth is that when it comes to getting older, we’re programmed to dread an inevitable decline: in our health, our looks, our sexual relationships, even the pleasure we take in living life. But as Christiane Northrup, M.D., shows us in this profoundly empowering book, we have it in us to make growing older an entirely different experience, both for our bodies and for our souls. In chapters that blend personal stories and practical exercises with the latest research on health and aging, Dr. Northrup lays out the principles of ageless living, from rejecting processed foods to releasing stuck emotions, from embracing our sensuality to connecting deeply with our Divine Source. Explaining that the state of our health is dictated far more by our beliefs than by our biology, she works to shift our perceptions about getting older and show us what we are entitled to expect from our later years—no matter what our culture tries to teach us to the contrary—including: · Vibrant good health · A fulfilling sex life · The capacity to love without losing ourselves · The ability to move our bodies with ease and pleasure · Clarity and authenticity in all our relationships—especially the one we have with ourselves "Taking all the right supplements and pills, or getting the right procedure done, isn’t the prescription for anti-aging," Dr. Northrup explains. "Agelessness is all about vitality, the creative force that gives birth to new life." Goddesses Never Age is filled with tools and inspiration for bringing vitality and vibrancy into your own ageless years—and it all comes together in Dr. Northrup’s 14-day Ageless Goddess Program, your personal prescription for creating a healthful, soulful, joyful new way of being at any stage of life.

Those who want more, Create Focus!

Those who want more, Create Focus!

Author: Isaias Eufrosino Rodrigues

Publisher: Trejuli Editora

ISBN: 9788593999031

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

View: 880

We have been increasingly bombarded with a huge amount of information, numerous forms of media, technologies and an avalanche of knowledge and impulses that is historically unprecedented. In these times of multiple crises, we have lost our references and therefore, it is essential to have a clear DIRECTION of where we want to arrive. Hence the importance of having FOCUS, especially because we are beings with infinite possibilities of choices and a finite capacity of accomplishment. Contrary to what many people believe, having focus is far from being boring or stressful. Being focused does not mean you turn a blind eye to life. It means being open to success! In "Those who want more, CREATE FOCUS!", the author, Isaias Eufrosino Rodrigues, shows us how focusing can be something quite light and enjoyable if we allow ourselves to view focus from a new perspective. Focusing does not mean hitting the bullseye. It means taking the right Direction! The book presents, in the form of a Guide, the CRIAFOCO method. The easy, intuitive and illustrated language allows each person to map their restlessness, establish FOCUS and create a step-by-step process to achieve it, using the best of their intelligence. The goal is to provide the reader with an experience in the art of focusing while the concepts are presented. With ATTITUDE and FOCUS, Isaias learned how to build his trajectory of success and decided to share his secret to create and focus. Capable of transforming restlessness into projects and dreams into reality, without magic or sophistication, CRIAFOCO was born of the insistent, repetitive and deliberate practice of creative process concepts and methodologies combined with planning, management and personal achievement. CRIAFOCO is for all those who need FOCUS, DIRECTION and MEANING for their lives. Those who are in-tune, mobilized toward their direction, housewives and non-digital entrepreneurs. Everyone who currently doesn't have time, the manner or the desire to navigate in this world of excessive information and little direction. It is for the restless and discontent who bravely seek a way to make their dreams come true or to do what needs to be done!

Practice Silence and Meditation

Practice Silence and Meditation

Author: JAYANTILAL SENDHABHAI PATEL

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 9781647836375

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 58

View: 982

Practice Silence and Meditation talks about how space helps us get silence, the benefits of silence, the effect of silence in the progress of meditation, thoughts of various religions on meditation, how to become a thought observer or witness and the silence, meditation, peace of mind and state of Samadhi and the internal live force called prana energy in Hinduism and its uses. Silence brings us peace. Mahatma Gandhi and Buddha follow silence. Indian yogis are also advised to practice silence to improve mediation quality and get inner peace. Concentrating on your breathing during meditation helps in bringing space to your lives. You become conscious of your own breath and are in the present. Conscious breathing stops the process of thinking and remains aware and meditative. Prana energy is “name” in Hindu. It’s called “Chi” in Chinese and in Hebrew, it’s called “Ruash”. This energy is a vital force for life. When increased in the human body, it brings peace and good quality of meditation and, ultimately, the state of Samadhi. It is also used for spiritual healing in many countries. China invented acupuncture, in which normal power is required by the human body and enters through fine pins for healing or curing sickness.

The Alchemy of Inner Work

The Alchemy of Inner Work

Author: Lorie Eve Dechar

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781633411593

Category: Self-Help

Page: 274

View: 711

“My sincere hope is that everyone will read this treasure trove of essential inner knowledge. This book is a magnificent accomplishment." -- Caroline Myss, author of Anatomy of the Spirit Alchemy is the science of transformation—how to change one thing into something else. In The Alchemy of Inner Work, Dechar and Fox examine how illness, suffering, and dis-ease—the “lead” of our lives—can become the “gold” of our authentic selves, and the key to good health and well-being. Drawing on traditional Chinese medicine, Eastern and Western alchemical traditions, Kabbalah, and Jungian psychology—plus case studies from working with patients—the authors provide hands-on insights for bringing “the soul of medicine” back into our lives. The book includes: A simple introduction to the ancient practices and principles alchemy How the alchemical model offers a profoundly new path to true health and well-being An array of practices for removing the barriers that block our own healing energy An invitation to alchemical “dream work” as a support on the path of healing

Smokey and the Fouke Monster

Smokey and the Fouke Monster

Author: Smokey Crabtree

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 9781456606237

Category: History

Page: 155

View: 327

"Smokey and the Fouke Monster" tells a most interesting and unusual true story of how the town of Fouke, Arkansas became the center of attention for Monster hunters in the early and mid-seventies but also, how this one mysterious creature's unwelcomed presence lead to the making of the now infamous movie "The Legend Of Boggy Creek." The book tells of the risks and pitfalls sometimes associated with the business side of life and how it came to pass that he and the town folk of Fouke found themselves having to deal with forces far more sinister than that of an unknown creature inhabiting their surrounding bottom lands. This is a true story. The author actually did live next door to the Fouke Monster for several years. The main purpose of this book is to keep the history of the Fouke Monster on a truthful basis. The true facts are told of what really went on behind the scenes during the filming' of a motion picture entitled "The Legend of Boggy Creek." The author tells how a country boy will fight, work and struggle for what he believes in and what his privacy means to him. He also tell how a large family survived and found real happiness deep in the wilderness of Southwestern Arkansas. They had very little contact with the outside' world and the fast ways of life. Smokey tells points of interest in parts of his life hoping it will be educational to you. 1. How a legendary' wild boar was outdone after seventeen years of terrorizing the river bottom people around Fouke, Arkansas. 2. How to catch a catfish with your bare hands. 3. How to catch an alligator gar that weighs over two hundred pounds. 4. How to outsmart your deer 5. Smokey's experience with snakes, all kinds of them, and many other things of interest. This book has been in print since 1974, and is still selling many copies per year!

Living in Harmony with the Universe

Living in Harmony with the Universe

Author: ,Cindy

Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781645693376

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 75

View: 721

I discovered that when God spoke to great men in the Bible, they were always seen to be in nature. Adam and Eve was in the beautiful garden. God spoke to Moses in the burning bush. Abram's promised vision was looking at the stars. Even the beautiful earth foundation stands firm. What is it about nature? We should stay in harmony with the universe. "Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathe into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being" (Genesis 2:7). Is God in nature (our body) traveling through the universe? All my insights and downloads came from spending time in the sun. God said, "Look at the birds of the air they do not sow or reap, yet I fed them. Are you not much more valuable than them?" (Matthew 6:26). The most intelligent species on earth are humans because of the powerful mind that vibrates back into the universe. Why are they working so hard and living in poverty? People were out of order and brought chaos to the earth! We should learn to live back in harmony. When intellect and intuition is in balance, then we are connected and whole!

Well-Being

Well-Being

Author: Jill Henry

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738772165

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 151

View: 684

Use the abundant energy of the universe for optimal health and well-being. This extensively updated and revised version of Energy Sourcebook provides dozens of exercises and activities to help you engage with the energy inside and around you, not just study it. Jill Henry takes you on an in-depth exploration of meditation, feng shui, chakra work, and the five elements. You'll even learn how the energy of beliefs impacts your life. This book presents a wide variety of ways to use energy work for well-being and transformation. Determine your mind-body type with a polarity energy self-assessment. Discover how to use relaxation as a catalyst for positive change and apply universal laws to help resolve problems. From releasing energy blocks to balancing the energy of your environment, Well-Being is a highly effective resource for energy work.

Float-Fishing Strategies

Float-Fishing Strategies

Author: E. Neale Streeks

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811744188

Category: Boats and boating

Page: 259

View: 799

Revised edition of Drift Boat Strategies (978-0-87108-887-1) with new in-depth info on dry-fly fishing, nymphing, and streamer fishing from a boat.