How to Train a Wild Elephant

How to Train a Wild Elephant
Author: Jan Chozen Bays
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-07-12
ISBN 10: 9780834827462
ISBN 13: 0834827468
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Train a Wild Elephant Book Review:

A growing body of research is showing that mindfulness can reduce stress, improve physical health, and improve one’s overall quality of life. Jan Chozen Bays, MD—physician and Zen teacher—has developed a series of simple practices to help us cultivate mindfulness as we go about our ordinary, daily lives. Exercises include: taking three deep breaths before answering the phone, noticing and adjusting your posture throughout the day, eating mindfully, and leaving no trace of yourself after using the kitchen or bathroom. Each exercise is presented with tips on how to remind yourself and a short life lesson connected with it.

How to Train a Wild Elephant

How to Train a Wild Elephant
Author: Jan Chozen Bays
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9781590308172
ISBN 13: 1590308174
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Train a Wild Elephant Book Review:

Presents exercises to help cultivate mindfulness, reduce stress, and increase one's quality of life.

The Wild Elephant and the Method of Capturing and Taming it in Ceylon

The Wild Elephant and the Method of Capturing and Taming it in Ceylon
Author: Sir James Emerson Tennent
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 198
Release: 1867
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NYPL:33433011493545
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wild Elephant and the Method of Capturing and Taming it in Ceylon Book Review:

Modoc

Modoc
Author: Ralph Helfer
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN 10: 9780061748288
ISBN 13: 0061748285
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modoc Book Review:

Spanning several decades and three continents, Modoc is one of the most amazing true animal stories ever told. Raised together in a small German circus town, a boy and an elephant formed a bond that would last their entire lives, and would be tested time and again; through a near-fatal shipwreck in the Indian Ocean, an apprenticeship with the legendary Mahout elephant trainers in the Indian teak forests, and their eventual rise to circus stardom in 1940s New York City. Modoc is a captivating true story of loyalty, friendship, and high adventure, to be treasured by animal lovers everywhere.

Mindfulness on the Go

Mindfulness on the Go
Author: Jan Chozen Bays
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2017-08-01
ISBN 10: 0834841029
ISBN 13: 9780834841024
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mindfulness on the Go Book Review:

A pocket-sized collection of 25 easy mindfulness practices you can do anytime, anywhere—from the author of Mindful Eating Mindfulness can reduce stress, improve physical health and quality of life, and give you deep insight. Meditation practice is one way to do it, but not the only way. In fact, there are easy ways to fit it into your everyday life. Jan Chozen Bays provides here 25 practices that can be used on the go to cultivate mindfulness. The three-breath practice, the mindfulness of entering rooms, offering compliments, tasting your food one careful bite at a time—these deceptively simple practices can have a cumulative effect for the better. Use them to cultivate the gratitude and insight that come from paying attention with body, heart, and mind to life’s many small moments. This book is an abridgment of Bays' longer collection How to Train a Wild Elephant: And Other Adventures in Mindfulness. Mindfulness on the Go is part of the Shambhala Pocket Library series. The Shambhala Pocket Library is a collection of short, portable teachings from notable figures across religious traditions and classic texts. The covers in this series are rendered by Colorado artist Robert Spellman. The books in this collection distill the wisdom and heart of the work Shambhala Publications has published over 50 years into a compact format that is collectible, reader-friendly, and applicable to everyday life.

Hills Like White Elephants

Hills Like White Elephants
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Publsiher: HarperCollins Canada
Total Pages: 25
Release: 2013-01-29
ISBN 10: 1443423270
ISBN 13: 9781443423274
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hills Like White Elephants Book Review:

A man and his girlfriend wait for a train to Madrid at station in rural Spain, the almost casual nature of their conversation evading the true emotional depth of what’s happening between the two of them. “Hills Like White Elephants” is considered to be among Ernest Hemingway’s best short fiction, showcasing the author’s powerful ability to strip writing down to its bare bones and allow the reader’s imagination to fill in the subtext. One of America’s foremost journalists and authors, Ernest Hemingway as also a master of the short story genre, penning more than fifty short stories during his career, many of which featured one of his most popular prose characters, Nick Adams. The most popular of Hemingway’s short stories include “Hills Like White Elephants,” “Indian Camp,” “The Big Two-Hearted River,” and “The Snows of Kilimanjaro.” HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

Handbook of Mindfulness and Self-Regulation

Handbook of Mindfulness and Self-Regulation
Author: Brian D. Ostafin,Michael D. Robinson,Brian P. Meier
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 301
Release: 2015-10-12
ISBN 10: 1493922637
ISBN 13: 9781493922635
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Mindfulness and Self-Regulation Book Review:

This empirically robust resource examines multiple ways mindfulness can be harnessed to support self-regulation, in part as a real-world component of therapy. Its authoritative coverage approaches complex mind/brain connections from neuroscience, cognitive, personality, social, clinical, and Buddhist perspectives, both within and outside traditional meditation practice. In domains such as letting go of harmful habits and addictions, dealing with depression and anxiety, regulating emotions, and training cognitive function, contributors show how mindfulness-based interventions encourage and inspire change. In addition to scientific coverage, experts translate their methods and findings on mindfulness mechanisms in terms that are accessible to students and clinicians. Included in the Handbook: Mindfulness and its role in overcoming automatic mental processes Burning issues in dispositional mindfulness research Self-compassion: what it is, what it does, and how it relates to mindfulness Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and mood disorders Mindfulness as a general ingredient of successful psychotherapy The emperor's clothes: a look behind the Western mindfulness mystique Heralding a new era of mind/brain research--and deftly explaining our enduring fascination with mindfulness in the process--the Handbook of Mindfulness and Self-Regulation will enhance the work of scholars and practitioners.

Fully Present

Fully Present
Author: Susan L. Smalley,Diana Winston
Publsiher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2010-07-13
ISBN 10: 0738213241
ISBN 13: 9780738213248
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fully Present Book Review:

Explores the practical art and science of mindfulness as it relates to the traditions of Buddhism with a helpful guide to improving a mindful stance and an awareness of life experiences in any situation or circumstance.

The Elephant Girl

The Elephant Girl
Author: Chitta Ranjan
Publsiher: One Point Six Technology Pvt Ltd
Total Pages: 325
Release: 2019-10-25
ISBN 10: 9388942590
ISBN 13: 9789388942591
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Elephant Girl Book Review:

The forests of Eastern India, during the late years of the British Raj, were rife with stories about a mythical maiden riding a wild pachyderm. On a train ride through these deep jungles, a series of strange events unfold to pique the curiosity of Raj Narayan, the crown prince of Paschim Behar. Two attempts on Raj’s life as well as the murder of his father, the Maharajah and his favourite brother in the Royal Palace seem to be linked to a conspiracy to shroud the legend of the elephant girl in secrecy. What starts as a short trip soon hurtles crown prince Raj into a rollercoaster ride of adventure as he becomes obsessed to get to the bottom of the mystery of the elephant girl. Torn between his urge to seek out the mysterious maiden notwithstanding the advanced pregnancy of his wife and the evolving intrigues around succession amongst the brothers and his beautiful step mother, he finds himself in the maze of royal intrigue with the players shuttling between the opulent royal palace and deep dark forest with royal secrets. Will he betray his loving wife’s trust to be with the maiden? Will he find the murderer? Will he survive the savage mysterious forests and live to tell his tale?

The Elephant Whisperer (Young Readers Adaptation)

The Elephant Whisperer (Young Readers Adaptation)
Author: Lawrence Anthony,Graham Spence
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2017-10-24
ISBN 10: 1627793100
ISBN 13: 9781627793100
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Elephant Whisperer (Young Readers Adaptation) Book Review:

When Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a rogue herd of elephants in his reserve in South Africa, it was the last chance for these elephants. If Anthony didn’t take them, they would be shot. But he had no experience with elephants at all. What was he to do? Take them on, of course! What follows is an exciting and heartwarming series of adventures, in which Anthony learns about elephants and becomes part of their family. Full of both triumph and tragedy, The Elephant Whisperer, is a fascinating and unforgettable account of living with the majestic elephant.

The Asian Elephant

The Asian Elephant
Author: R. Sukumar
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 255
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 9780521437585
ISBN 13: 052143758X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Asian Elephant Book Review:

The Asian elephant has had a unique cultural association with people. Unfortunately, elephants and people have also been in conflict, resulting in the decline in elephants throughout their former range in Southern Asia. This book provides an ecological analysis of elephant human interaction and its implications for the conservation of elephants. The foraging habits of elephants and their impact on vegetation are considered, along with the interactions that occur between elephants and humans. The ecological data provide the basis for recommendations on elephant conservation and management, keeping in view the socio-economic imperatives of the Asian region.This first comprehensive account of Asian elephant ecology will be of particular interest to conservation biologists and mammalogists.

The Elephant's Girl

The Elephant's Girl
Author: Celesta Rimington
Publsiher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-05-19
ISBN 10: 0593121244
ISBN 13: 9780593121245
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Elephant's Girl Book Review:

A magical adventure about a girl with a mysterious connection with the elephant who saved her life, for fans of Katherine Applegate and Jennifer Holm. An elephant never forgets, but Lexington Willow can't remember what happened before a tornado swept her away when she was a toddler. All she knows is that it landed her near an enclosure in a Nebraska zoo; and there an elephant named Nyah protected her from the storm. With no trace of her birth family, Lex grew up at the zoo with Nyah and her elephant family; her foster father, Roger; her best friend, Fisher; and the wind whispering in her ear. Now that she's twelve, Lex is finally old enough to help with the elephants. But during their first training session, Nyah sends her a telepathic image of the woods outside the zoo. Despite the wind's protests, Lex decides to investigate Nyah's message and gets wrapped up in an adventure involving ghosts, lost treasure, and a puzzle that might be the key to finding her family. As she hunts for answers, Lex must summon the courage to leave the secure borders of her zoo to discover who she really is--and why the tornado brought her here all those years ago.

A Million Shades of Grey

A Million Shades of Grey
Author: Cynthia Kadohata
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-12-11
ISBN 10: 1471105903
ISBN 13: 9781471105906
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Million Shades of Grey Book Review:

Ever since Tin can remember he's wanted to be an elephant trainer. At twelve years old, he's the youngest - and in his eyes the best - elephant handler in his village. Tin can think of nothing he'd rather do that spend all day with his elephant, Lady, looking after her and playing together. But Tin's peaceful, idyllic life is changed dramatically when the Viet Cong attack his village and he finds himself held hostage by the terrifying soldiers who don't care if he lives or dies. Can Tin find the courage to escape from his captors and save not only his own life, but his precious elephants too?

When Elephants Weep

When Elephants Weep
Author: Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
Publsiher: Delta
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-10-21
ISBN 10: 0307574202
ISBN 13: 9780307574206
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Elephants Weep Book Review:

This national bestseller exploring the complex emotional lives of animals was hailed as "a masterpiece" by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas and as "marvelous" by Jane Goodall. The popularity of When Elephants Weep has swept the nation, as author Jeffrey Masson appeared on Dateline NBC, Good Morning America, and was profiled in People for his ground-breaking and fascinating study. Not since Darwin's The Expression of Emotions in Man and Animals has a book so thoroughly and effectively explored the full range of emotions that exist throughout the animal kingdom. From dancing squirrels to bashful gorillas to spiteful killer whales, Masson and coauthor Susan McCarthy bring forth fascinating anecdotes and illuminating insights that offer powerful proof of the existence of animal emotion. Chapters on love, joy, anger, fear, shame, compassion, and loneliness are framed by a provocative re-evaluation of how we treat animals, from hunting and eating them to scientific experimentation. Forming a complete and compelling picture of the inner lives of animals, When Elephants Weep assures that we will never look at animals in the same way again. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Water For Elephants

Water For Elephants
Author: Sara Gruen
Publsiher: HarperCollins Canada
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2010-12-14
ISBN 10: 1443406430
ISBN 13: 9781443406437
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water For Elephants Book Review:

The runaway international bestseller and beloved fiction classic Orphaned and penniless at the height of the Depression, Jacob Jankowski escapes everything he knows by jumping on a passing train—and inadvertently runs away with the circus. So begins Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen’s darkly beautiful tale about the characters who inhabit the less-than-greatest show on earth. Jacob finds a place tending the circus animals, including a seemingly untrainable elephant named Rosie. He also comes to know Marlena, the star of the equestrian act—and wife of August, a charismatic but cruel animal trainer. Caught between his love for Marlena and his need to belong in the crazy family of travelling performers, Jacob is freed only by a murderous secret that will bring the big top down. Water for Elephants is an enchanting page-turner, the kind of book that creates a world that engulfs you from the first page to the last.

Giants of the Monsoon Forest: Living and Working with Elephants

Giants of the Monsoon Forest: Living and Working with Elephants
Author: Jacob Shell
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-06-11
ISBN 10: 0393247775
ISBN 13: 9780393247770
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Giants of the Monsoon Forest: Living and Working with Elephants Book Review:

A journey through the hidden world of elephants and their riders. High in the mountainous rainforests of Burma and India grow some of the world’s last stands of mature, wild teak. For more than a thousand years, people here have worked with elephants to log these otherwise impassable forests and move people and goods (often illicitly) under cover of the forest canopy. In Giants of the Monsoon Forest, geographer Jacob Shell takes us deep into this strange elephant country to explore the lives of these extraordinarily intelligent creatures. The relationship between elephant and rider is an intimate one that lasts for many decades. When an elephant is young, he or she is paired with a rider, who is called a mahout. The two might work together their entire lives. Though not bred to work with humans, these elephants can lift and carry logs, save people from mudslides, break logjams in raging rivers, and navigate dense mountain forests with passengers on their backs. Visiting tiny logging villages and forest camps, Shell describes fascinating characters, both elephant and human—like a heroic elephant named Maggie who saves dozens of British and Burmese refugees during World War II, and an elephant named Pak Chan who sneaks away from the Ho Chi Minh Trail to mate with a partner in a passing herd. We encounter an eloquent colonel in a rebel army in Burma’s Kachin State, whose expertise is smuggling arms and valuable jade via elephant convoy, and several particularly smart elephants, including one who discovers, all on his own, how to use a wood branch as a kind of safety lock when lifting heavy teak logs. Giants of the Monsoon Forest offers a new perspective on animal intelligence and reveals an unexpected relationship between evolution in the natural world and political struggles in the human one. Shell examines why the complex tradition of working with elephants has endured with Asian elephants, but not with their counterparts in Africa. And he shows us how Asia’s secret forest culture might offer a way to save the elephants. By performing rescues after major floods—as they did in the wake of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami—and helping sustainably log Asian forests, humans and elephants working together can help protect the fragile spaces they both need to survive.

Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi

Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi
Author: Brian Leaf
Publsiher: New World Library
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2012-10-19
ISBN 10: 1608681378
ISBN 13: 9781608681372
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi Book Review:

As a college freshman business major suffering from a variety of anxiety-related maladies, Brian Leaf stumbled into an elective: yoga. It was 1989. All his classmates were female. And men did not yet generally “cry, hug, or do yoga.” But yoga soothed and calmed Leaf as nothing else had. As his hilarious and wise tale shows, Leaf embarked on a quest for health and happiness — visiting yoga studios around the country and consulting Ayurvedic physicians, swamis, and even (accidentally) a prostitute. Twenty-one years later, he teaches yoga and meditation and is the beloved founder of a holistic tutoring center that helps students whose ailments he once shared.

Elephant Secret

Elephant Secret
Author: Eric Walters
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-08-28
ISBN 10: 0735262829
ISBN 13: 9780735262829
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Elephant Secret Book Review:

We Bought a Zoo meets Jurassic Park in a gripping story set in an elephant sanctuary, featuring the perennial appeal of human-animal friendships. Samantha (Sam) lives at the elephant sanctuary her dad runs and views the elephants there as much a part of her family as her single dad is. When a beloved elephant dies in childbirth, Sam develops a special connection with the baby, named Woolly because she has an unusual amount of hair. It soon becomes apparent that Woolly is . . . different. Woolly's mother was part of a special breeding project, and Woolly's DNA is not elephant but that of a rare specimen -- a woolly mammoth -- procured by the eccentric billionaire genius who runs the program. He will stop at nothing to protect Woolly, his multimillion-dollar investment, even it means turning Sam and her dad's world upside-down. An astonishing fact-based look at elephant behaviour and an endearing girl-elephant friendship.

The Elephant Vanishes

The Elephant Vanishes
Author: Haruki Murakami
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-08-11
ISBN 10: 0307762734
ISBN 13: 9780307762733
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Elephant Vanishes Book Review:

Includes the story "Barn Burning" which is now the basis for the major motion picture Burning In the tales that make up The Elephant Vanishes, the imaginative genius that has made Haruki Murakami an international superstar is on full display. In these stories, a man sees his favorite elephant vanish into thin air; a newlywed couple suffers attacks of hunger that drive them to hold up a McDonald’s in the middle of the night; and a young woman discovers that she has become irresistible to a little green monster who burrows up through her backyard. By turns haunting and hilarious, in The Elephant Vanishes Murakami crosses the border between separate realities—and comes back bearing remarkable treasures

Summary of Jan Chozen Bays’s How to Train a Wild Elephant by Milkyway Media

Summary of Jan Chozen Bays’s How to Train a Wild Elephant by Milkyway Media
Author: Milkyway Media
Publsiher: Milkyway Media
Total Pages: 16
Release: 2018-08-31
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Jan Chozen Bays’s How to Train a Wild Elephant by Milkyway Media Book Review:

How to Train a Wild Elephant (2011) by Jan Chozen Bays offers 53 simple exercises for incorporating mindfulness into a daily routine. Mindfulness means focusing intentionally on the present task while noticing sensory information… Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.