Final Gifts

Final Gifts
Author: Maggie Callanan,Patricia Kelley
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-02-14
ISBN 10: 1451677294
ISBN 13: 9781451677294
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Final Gifts Book Review:

In this moving and compassionate classic—now updated with new material from the authors—hospice nurses Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley share their intimate experiences with patients at the end of life, drawn from more than twenty years’ experience tending the terminally ill. Through their stories we come to appreciate the near-miraculous ways in which the dying communicate their needs, reveal their feelings, and even choreograph their own final moments; we also discover the gifts—of wisdom, faith, and love—that the dying leave for the living to share. Filled with practical advice on responding to the requests of the dying and helping them prepare emotionally and spiritually for death, Final Gifts shows how we can help the dying person live fully to the very end.

Final Gifts

Final Gifts
Author: Maggie Callanan,Patricia Kelley
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 239
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 0553378767
ISBN 13: 9780553378764
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Final Gifts Book Review:

Offers families, friends, and caregivers of terminally ill patients advice on understanding their needs

Final Journeys

Final Journeys
Author: Maggie Callanan
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2008-03-25
ISBN 10: 055390423X
ISBN 13: 9780553904239
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Final Journeys Book Review:

For more than two decades, hospice nurse Maggie Callanan has tended to the terminally ill and been a cornerstone of support for their loved ones. Now the coauthor of the classic bestseller Final Gifts passes along the lessons she has learned from the experts—her patients. Here is the guide we all need to understanding the special needs of the dying and those who care for them. In her work with thousands of families, Maggie Callanan has witnessed the tears, the love—and the confusion and conflict—this final passage can evoke. Now, with honesty, compassion, and even humor, she empowers patients and their families to write the last chapter of their lives with less fear, less pain, and more control—so that all involved can focus their energies on creating the best possible ending. From supporting a husband or wife faced with the loss of a spouse, to helping a dying mother prepare her children to carry on without her, Callanan’s poignant stories illustrate new ways to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges of this difficult and precious time. She brings welcome clarity to medical and ethical concerns, explaining what to expect at every stage. Each brief chapter also conveys a home truth about making crucial treatment decisions, supporting the patient’s dignity and individuality, and lightening the burden on caregivers. Final Journeys is designed to be your companion, resource, and advocate. From diagnosis through the final hours, it will help you keep the lines of communication open, get the help you need, and create the peaceful end we all hope for.

The Courage to Grieve

The Courage to Grieve
Author: Judy Tatelbaum
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN 10: 006187311X
ISBN 13: 9780061873119
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Courage to Grieve Book Review:

This unusual self-help book about surviving grief offers the reader comfort and inspiration. Each of us will face some loss, sorrow and disappointment in our lives, and The Courage to Grieve provides the specific help we need to enable us to face our grief fully and to recover and grow from the experience. Although the book emphasizes the response to the death of a loved one, The Courage to Grieve can help with every kind of loss and grief. Judy Tatelbaum gives us a fresh look at understanding grief, showing us that grief is a natural, inevitable human experience, including all the unexpected, intense and uncomfortable emotions like sorrow, guilt, loneliness, resentment, confusion, or even the temporary loss of the will to live. The emphasis is to clarify and offer help, and the tone is spiritual, optimistic, creative and easy to understand. Judy Tatelbaum provides excellent advice on how to help oneself and others get through the immediate experience of death and the grief that follows, as well as how to understand the special grief of children. Particularly useful are the techniques for completing or "finishing" grief--counteracting the popular misconception that grief never ends. The Courage to Grieve shows us how to live life with the ultimate courage: not fearing death. This book is about so much more than death and grieving it is about life and joy and growth.

Dignity Therapy

Dignity Therapy
Author: Harvey Max Chochinov
Publsiher: OUP USA
Total Pages: 199
Release: 2012-01-04
ISBN 10: 0195176219
ISBN 13: 9780195176216
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dignity Therapy Book Review:

Maintaining dignity for patients approaching death is a core principle of palliative care. Dignity therapy, a psychological intervention developed by Dr. Harvey Max Chochinov and his internationally lauded research group, has been designed specifically to address many of the psychological, existential, and spiritual challenges that patients and their families face as they grapple with the reality of life drawing to a close. In the first book to lay out the blueprint for this unique and meaningful intervention, Chochinov addresses one of the most important dimensions of being human. Being alive means being vulnerable and mortal; he argues that dignity therapy offers a way to preserve meaning and hope for patients approaching death. With history and foundations of dignity in care, and step by step guidance for readers interested in implementing the program, this volume illuminates how dignity therapy can change end-of-life experience for those about to die - and for those who will grieve their passing.

Final Gifts

Final Gifts
Author: Carol Mithers
Publsiher: She Writes Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2014-09-12
ISBN 10: 1940838797
ISBN 13: 9781940838793
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Final Gifts Book Review:

Caring for aging parents may be today’s defining midlife experience—and Carol Mithers went through it in multiples. Four aging relatives needed her at once, while she was working and raising her own family, sweeping her into a place she calls elderworld. The experience changed her forever. This memoir, funny, sad, brutally honest, and ultimately life-affirming, is a must for every member of the “sandwich generation.”

Cards for Brianna

Cards for Brianna
Author: Heather McManamy
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-04-12
ISBN 10: 1492642142
ISBN 13: 9781492642145
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cards for Brianna Book Review:

Though the end of your life may be near, it doesn't mean you have to stop living After being diagnosed in her early thirties with terminal breast cancer, Heather McManamy felt like her life was crumbling. Her "normal" vanished—and was replaced with multiple surgeries and dozens of chemo treatments that could briefly extend her life, but would not prevent her inevitable death. With an effervescent spirit and a new perspective, Heather started to live each day as if it were her last. She learned to soak in the moment, appreciate the beauty around her, and celebrate her blessings. She also pondered her daughter's future journey without her mother—and gracefully prepared for it. Heather began to write greeting cards to Brianna. Cards for her first day of school, her sixteenth birthday, her wedding day. Cards for when things were going right and when they were going wrong. Cards for when Brianna would need her mother—whether in five years or in fifty years-and Heather wouldn't be able to be there for her. Cards for Brianna is the story of one mother's powerful love for her young daughter and Heather's unmatched experiences, laced with laughter and charm, are a reminder to never take a single day for granted.

Where the Crawdads Sing

Where the Crawdads Sing
Author: Delia Owens
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-08-14
ISBN 10: 0735219117
ISBN 13: 9780735219113
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Where the Crawdads Sing Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING PHENOMENON More than 6 million copies sold A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick A Business Insider Defining Book of the Decade "I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!"--Reese Witherspoon "Painfully beautiful."--The New York Times Book Review For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life--until the unthinkable happens. Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.

The Gifts of Imperfection

The Gifts of Imperfection
Author: Brené Brown
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2010-09-20
ISBN 10: 1592859895
ISBN 13: 9781592859894
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gifts of Imperfection Book Review:

When our embarrassments and fears lie, we often listen to them anyway. They thwart our gratitude, acceptance, and compassion—our goodness. They insist, “I am not worthy.” But we are worthy—of self-discovery, personal growth, and boundless love. With Brené Brown’s game-changing New York Times bestseller The Gifts of Imperfection—which has sold more than 2 million copies in more than 30 different languages, and Forbes recently named one of the "Five Books That Will Actually Change Your Outlook On Life"—we find courage to overcome paralyzing fear and self-consciousness, strengthening our connection to the world. A motivational and inspiring guide to wholehearted living, rather than just the average self-help book, with this groundbreaking work Brené Brown, Ph.D., bolsters the self-esteem and personal development process through her characteristic heartfelt, honest storytelling. With original research and plenty of encouragement, she explores the psychology of releasing our definitions of an “imperfect” life and embracing living authentically. Brown’s “ten guideposts” are benchmarks for authenticity that can help anyone establish a practice for a life of honest beauty—a perfectly imperfect life. Now more than ever, we all need to cultivate feelings of self-worth, as well as acceptance and love for ourselves. In a world where insults, criticisms, and fears are spread too generously alongside messages of unrealistic beauty, attainment, and expectation, we look for ways to “dig deep” and find truth and gratitude in our lives. A new way forward means we can’t hold on too tightly to our own self-defeating thoughts or the displaced pain in our world. Instead, we can embrace the imperfection.

Brood

Brood
Author: Jackie Polzin
Publsiher: Doubleday
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-03-09
ISBN 10: 0385546769
ISBN 13: 9780385546768
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brood Book Review:

An exquisite new literary voice--wryly funny, nakedly honest, beautifully observational, in the vein of Jenny Offill and Elizabeth Strout--depicts one woman's attempt to keep her four chickens alive while reflecting on a recent loss Over the course of a single year, our nameless narrator heroically tries to keep her small brood of four chickens alive despite the seemingly endless challenges that caring for another creature entails. From the forty-below nights of a brutal Minnesota winter to a sweltering summer which brings a surprise tornado, she battles predators, bad luck, and the uncertainty of a future that may not look anything like the one she always imagined. Intimate and startlingly original, this slender novel is filled with wisdom, sorrow and joy. As the year unfolds, we come to know the small band of loved ones who comprise the narrator's circumscribed life at this moment. Her mother, a flinty former home-ec teacher who may have to take over the chickens; her best friend, a real estate agent with a burgeoning family of her own; and her husband whose own coping mechanisms for dealing with the miscarriage that haunts his wife are more than a little unfathomable to her. A stunning and brilliantly insightful meditation on life and longing that will stand beside such modern classics as H is for Hawk and Gilead, Brood rewards its readers with the richness of reflection and unrelenting hope.

Bright Ruin

Bright Ruin
Author: Vic James
Publsiher: Del Rey
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2018-10-09
ISBN 10: 0425284190
ISBN 13: 9780425284193
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bright Ruin Book Review:

In the “thrilling conclusion”* to the dystopian trilogy that began with Gilded Cage and Tarnished City, the people of Britain rise up against their magically gifted masters. They must break the system—or be broken. MAGIC RUINS. WE RISE. The rules are simple, the system cruel: the lower classes must give ten years in service to Britain’s powerfully gifted rulers. With one uprising crushed by the glittering elite, commoners and aristocrats alike now take sides for a final confrontation. At the center of it all are two ordinary siblings: Abi Hadley and her brother, Luke. Each has reason to hate the ruling Jardine family. Abi, who was once their servant, now seeks revenge for a terrible wrong. Luke was imprisoned on their whim—but his only hope may be an alliance with the youngest and most powerful of the clan, the cold and inscrutable Silyen Jardine. Risking everything to end a bright and shining tyranny, Abi, Luke, and Silyen find themselves bound by a single destiny. Their actions will change their fates—and change the world. But at a cost almost too terrible to contemplate. What price would you pay for freedom? *Library Journal (starred review, Pick of the Month) Look for all three books in the mesmerizing Dark Gifts trilogy: GILDED CAGE • TARNISHED CITY • BRIGHT RUIN Praise for Bright Ruin “Fast-paced, entertaining, and a satisfying end to an epic story [with] dramatic class division based not on mere financial wealth but on a family’s magic.”—Booklist “A triumphant conclusion to this outstanding fantasy series . . . It will keep you up at night until you finish it, and you’ll take a huge breath as you can’t believe the story is over. If you haven’t read the first two installments, please do so, and then jump into the finale. You’ll fly through them all as you see Britain as you’ve never imagined—and you’ll hope against hope for the freedom that may never come.”—Bookreporter “Rebellion comes to a deadly boil in the final chapter of James’s Dark Gifts alternate history fantasy trilogy (after Tarnished City). . . . [An] intricate tale of ruthless scheming and bloody betrayals backlit by an unquenchable glimmer of hope.”—Publishers Weekly

Final Conversations

Final Conversations
Author: Maureen P. Keeley,Julie Yingling
Publsiher: Vanderwyk & Burnham
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000060920706
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Final Conversations Book Review:

When asked, most people want an opportunity to talk with a loved one at least one more time before it's too late. Authors Keeley and Yingling have brought trained ears to the stories of the "experienced living," people who have engaged in final conversations with loved ones-and who have been so glad they did.

The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree
Author: Shel Silverstein
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2014-02-18
ISBN 10: 0061965103
ISBN 13: 9780061965104
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Giving Tree Book Review:

As The Giving Tree turns fifty, this timeless classic is available for the first time ever in ebook format. This digital edition allows young readers and lifelong fans to continue the legacy and love of a household classic that will now reach an even wider audience. Never before have Shel Silverstein's children's books appeared in a format other than hardcover. Since it was first published fifty years ago, Shel Silverstein's poignant picture book for readers of all ages has offered a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return. Shel Silverstein's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. He is also the creator of picture books including A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favorite The Giving Tree, and of classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Every Thing On It, Don't Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit. And don't miss these other Shel Silverstein ebooks, Where the Sidewalk Ends, and A Light in the Attic!

Dying

Dying
Author: Pat McNees
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 352
Release: 1998-08-01
ISBN 10: 9780446674003
ISBN 13: 0446674001
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dying Book Review:

In this treasury of life-affirming passages, more than 40 celebrated writers, thinkers, and religious figures from various faiths speak eloquently on the nature of dying and provide words of comfort for those left behind.

Final Gifts

Final Gifts
Author: Maggie Callanan,Patricia Kelley
Publsiher: Hodder Faith
Total Pages: 218
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 9780340574812
ISBN 13: 034057481X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Final Gifts Book Review:

"For everyone who has been or ever will be close to someone who is dying, this book is aimed at helping them to understand not only what the experience of death is like, but also how to interpret the symbolic messages by which the dying attempt to communicate their needs to us. In many cases, the dying need to pass on some vital message before they feel able to "let go". Often, communication can break down entirely, with neither side feeling able to reach the other or to express feelings honestly. The authors draw on their many years of hospice nursing to show that by keeping an open mind and by listening carefully to dying people, friends and relations can begin to understand not only what they need to tell them, but also what the experience is like." --Publisher.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas Read Listen Edition

How the Grinch Stole Christmas  Read   Listen Edition
Author: Dr. Seuss
Publsiher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN 10: 0385372132
ISBN 13: 9780385372138
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How the Grinch Stole Christmas Read Listen Edition Book Review:

“Every Who down in Who-ville liked Christmas a lot . . . but the Grinch, who lived just north of Who-ville, did NOT!” Not since “’Twas the night before Christmas” has the beginning of a Christmas tale been so instantly recognizable. No holiday season is complete without the Grinch, Max, Cindy-Lou, and all the residents of Who-ville, in this heartwarming story about the effects of the Christmas spirit on even the smallest and coldest of hearts. Like mistletoe, candy canes, and caroling, the Grinch is a mainstay of the holidays, and his story is the perfect gift for young and old. This Read & Listen edition contains audio narration.

Dare to Lead

Dare to Lead
Author: Brené Brown
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-10-09
ISBN 10: 0399592547
ISBN 13: 9780399592546
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dare to Lead Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Brené Brown has taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong, and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers, and culture shifters, she’s showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead. Look for Brené Brown’s new podcast, Dare to Lead, as well as her ongoing podcast Unlocking Us! NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BLOOMBERG Leadership is not about titles, status, and wielding power. A leader is anyone who takes responsibility for recognizing the potential in people and ideas, and has the courage to develop that potential. When we dare to lead, we don’t pretend to have the right answers; we stay curious and ask the right questions. We don’t see power as finite and hoard it; we know that power becomes infinite when we share it with others. We don’t avoid difficult conversations and situations; we lean into vulnerability when it’s necessary to do good work. But daring leadership in a culture defined by scarcity, fear, and uncertainty requires skill-building around traits that are deeply and uniquely human. The irony is that we’re choosing not to invest in developing the hearts and minds of leaders at the exact same time as we’re scrambling to figure out what we have to offer that machines and AI can’t do better and faster. What can we do better? Empathy, connection, and courage, to start. Four-time #1 New York Times bestselling author Brené Brown has spent the past two decades studying the emotions and experiences that give meaning to our lives, and the past seven years working with transformative leaders and teams spanning the globe. She found that leaders in organizations ranging from small entrepreneurial startups and family-owned businesses to nonprofits, civic organizations, and Fortune 50 companies all ask the same question: How do you cultivate braver, more daring leaders, and how do you embed the value of courage in your culture? In this new book, Brown uses research, stories, and examples to answer these questions in the no-BS style that millions of readers have come to expect and love. Brown writes, “One of the most important findings of my career is that daring leadership is a collection of four skill sets that are 100 percent teachable, observable, and measurable. It’s learning and unlearning that requires brave work, tough conversations, and showing up with your whole heart. Easy? No. Because choosing courage over comfort is not always our default. Worth it? Always. We want to be brave with our lives and our work. It’s why we’re here.” Whether you’ve read Daring Greatly and Rising Strong or you’re new to Brené Brown’s work, this book is for anyone who wants to step up and into brave leadership.

Life s Last Gift

Life s Last Gift
Author: Charles Garfield
Publsiher: Central Recovery Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2017-10-02
ISBN 10: 1942094515
ISBN 13: 9781942094517
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life s Last Gift Book Review:

Psychologist and Shanti Project founder, Charles Garfield offers compassionate and expert guidance for friends and families who want to ease their loved ones’ final days. By focusing on the reciprocal and healing relationship between the living and the dying, Life’s Last Gift provides practical tools about connecting, finding peace, and being of service to those at the end of life.

The Confessions of St Augustine

The Confessions of St  Augustine
Author: Saint Augustine (of Hippo)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 285
Release: 1844
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: COLUMBIA:CU72977485
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Confessions of St Augustine Book Review:

Spirituality

Spirituality
Author: James J. Megivern
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 406
Release: 1979
ISBN 10: 9780843407365
ISBN 13: 0843407360
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spirituality Book Review:

A Consortium book.