My Grandmother s Hands

My Grandmother s Hands
Author: Resmaa Menakem
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-02-25
ISBN 10: 014199648X
ISBN 13: 9780141996486
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Grandmother s Hands Book Review:

'A revolutionary work of beauty, brilliance, compassion and ultimately, hope . . . I believe this book will change the direction of the movement for racial justice' Robin DiAngelo, author of White Fragility The consequences of racism can be found in our bodies - in skin and sinew, in bone and blood. In this ground-breaking, inspiring work, therapist Resmaa Menakem examines the damage, the physical consequences of discrimination, from the perspective of body-centred psychology. He argues that until we learn to heal and overcome the generational anguish of white supremacy, we will all continue to bear its scars. My Grandmother's Hands is an extraordinary call to action for all of us to recognize that racism effects not only the mind, but also the body, and introduces an alternative view of what we can do to grow beyond our racial divides.

My Grandmother s Hands

My Grandmother s Hands
Author: Resmaa Menakem
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 309
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 9781942094609
ISBN 13: 1942094604
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Grandmother s Hands Book Review:

Racism and trauma are addressed as the author examines white supremacy in America from the perspective of body-centered psychology.

My Grandmother s Hands

My Grandmother s Hands
Author: Resmaa Menakem
Publsiher: Central Recovery Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2017-08-21
ISBN 10: 1942094485
ISBN 13: 9781942094487
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Grandmother s Hands Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "My Grandmother's Hands will change the direction of the movement for racial justice."— Robin DiAngelo, New York Times bestselling author of White Fragility In this groundbreaking book, therapist Resmaa Menakem examines the damage caused by racism in America from the perspective of trauma and body-centered psychology. The body is where our instincts reside and where we fight, flee, or freeze, and it endures the trauma inflicted by the ills that plague society. Menakem argues this destruction will continue until Americans learn to heal the generational anguish of white supremacy, which is deeply embedded in all our bodies. Our collective agony doesn't just affect African Americans. White Americans suffer their own secondary trauma as well. So do blue Americans—our police. My Grandmother's Hands is a call to action for all of us to recognize that racism is not only about the head, but about the body, and introduces an alternative view of what we can do to grow beyond our entrenched racialized divide. Paves the way for a new, body-centered understanding of white supremacy—how it is literally in our blood and our nervous system. Offers a step-by-step healing process based on the latest neuroscience and somatic healing methods, in addition to incisive social commentary. Resmaa Menakem, MSW, LICSW, is a therapist with decades of experience currently in private practice in Minneapolis, MN, specializing in trauma, body-centered psychotherapy, and violence prevention. He has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show and Dr. Phil as an expert on conflict and violence. Menakem has studied with bestselling authors Dr. David Schnarch (Passionate Marriage) and Dr. Bessel van der Kolk (The Body Keeps the Score). He also trained at Peter Levine's Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute.

My Grandma s Hands

My Grandma s Hands
Author: Susan Wardell
Publsiher: Beaver's Pond Press
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2018-09-11
ISBN 10: 9781592986712
ISBN 13: 1592986714
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Grandma s Hands Book Review:

"Take my hand. It is safer when we're together." My Grandma's Hands celebrates the cherished relationship between grandmothers and grandchildren. Hands are the connection that brings the two closer. At birth, Grandma holds the child and welcomes her to the world; as the child grows, the situation reverses and it is the child keeping Grandma safe. At turns funny and sobering, this multicultural book celebrates all that is good about this special relationship.

Rock the Boat

Rock the Boat
Author: Resmaa Menakem
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2015-04-28
ISBN 10: 1616495936
ISBN 13: 9781616495930
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rock the Boat Book Review:

An honest look at what really works to bring more intimacy and deeper trust into your relationship. Couples therapist Resmaa Manakem challenges couples not to avoid conflict—Don’t be afraid to rock the boat! The emotional transformation that results can forge a greater, more mature intimacy; a deeper trust; and a stronger bond. Conflict is a natural part of any intimate relationship. Yet most couples either avoid it or try to smooth over their differences. This results in at least one partner compromising their integrity—and stunting their own growth. Gritty, often irreverent, and always practical, Rock the Boat challenges couples not to flee from conflicts, because the emotional stalemate that conflicts produce creates an opportunity for profound transformation. This transformation affirms each partner’s individuality while forging a more mature intimacy, a greater trust, and a deeper bond. Rock the Boat challenges the idea that conflict between partners is unhealthy or something to avoid. Instead, it encourages both people to stand by what they need and who they are—but to do so with compassion rather than competitiveness or vengefulness. This is the purpose of an intimate relationship: to create an atmosphere where both people learn to grow up and mature in their relationship by appreciating each other’s individual needs in a caring and mature way. Author Resmaa Menakem, a licensed clinical social worker specializing in couples therapy, addresses key factors in making this happen, including accepting discomfort and uncertainty; honesty and openness about sex, money, kids, and in-laws; recognizing when conflict might escalate into violence or abuse; and, when appropriate, finding and working with a good therapist. Rock the Boat is not about ideals, or what we hope or imagine relationships to be. It's an honest, unflinching look at what actually works.

Everyday Narcissism

Everyday Narcissism
Author: Nancy Van Dyken
Publsiher: Central Recovery Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2017-09-12
ISBN 10: 1942094469
ISBN 13: 9781942094463
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Everyday Narcissism Book Review:

Narcissism, in all forms, is a belief that the world revolves around us, and that what happens in the world happens because of us. Most of us live with a form of narcissism so deeply embedded that we don't even know we have it. This "everyday narcissism" (EN) comes from a combination of childhood wounds and powerful myths we were taught as children. Everyday Narcissism helps readers understand how EN manifests in their own lives, and teaches them how to heal it. This awareness provides a foundation for creating greater happiness, more fulfilling relationships, less reactivity, and more meaning. An essential purchase for anyone having difficulty in a relationship, with a partner, coworker, family member, or other loved one. This is the first book for the general reader to specifically address everyday narcissism (EN). Features a Foreword by Anne Katherine, best-selling author of Boundaries and Where to Draw the Line.

Black and Buddhist

Black and Buddhist
Author: Cheryl A. Giles,Pamela Ayo Yetunde
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-12-08
ISBN 10: 0834843056
ISBN 13: 9780834843059
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black and Buddhist Book Review:

Leading African American Buddhist teachers offer lessons on racism, resilience, spiritual freedom, and the possibility of a truly representative American Buddhism. With contributions by Acharya Gaylon Ferguson, Cheryl A. Giles, Gyōzan Royce Andrew Johnson, Ruth King, Kamilah Majied, Lama Rod Owens, Lama Dawa Tarchin Phillips, Sebene Selassie, and Pamela Ayo Yetunde. What does it mean to be Black and Buddhist? In this powerful collection of writings, African American teachers from all the major Buddhist traditions tell their stories of how race and Buddhist practice have intersected in their lives. The resulting explorations display not only the promise of Buddhist teachings to empower those facing racial discrimination but also the way that Black Buddhist voices are enriching the Dharma for all practitioners. As the first anthology comprised solely of writings by African-descended Buddhist practitioners, this book is an important contribution to the development of the Dharma in the West.

The Inner Work of Racial Justice

The Inner Work of Racial Justice
Author: Rhonda V. Magee
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-09-17
ISBN 10: 0525504702
ISBN 13: 9780525504702
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Inner Work of Racial Justice Book Review:

An essential mindfulness and compassion-based approach to confront racial injustice and work towards healing Law professor and mindfulness practitioner Rhonda Magee shows that the work of racial justice begins with ourselves. When conflict and division are everyday realities, our instincts tell us to close ranks, to find the safety of our own tribe, and to blame others. The practice of embodied mindfulness--paying attention to our thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations in an open, nonjudgmental way--increases our emotional resilience, helps us to recognize our unconscious bias, and gives us the space to become less reactive and to choose how we respond to injustice. For victims of injustice, embodied mindfulness calms our fears and helps us to exercise self-compassion. Magee shows us how to slow down and reflect on microaggressions--to hold them with some objectivity and distance--rather than bury unpleasant experiences so they have a cumulative effect over time. She helps us develop the capacity to address the fears and anxieties that would otherwise lead us to re-create patterns of separation and division. It is only by healing from injustices and dissolving our personal barriers to connection that we develop the ability to view others with compassion and to live in community with people of vastly different backgrounds and viewpoints. Incorporating mindfulness exercises, research, and Magee's hard-won insights, The Inner Work of Racial Justice offers a road map to a more peaceful world.

My Grandmother s Clock

My Grandmother s Clock
Author: Geraldine McCaughrean,Stephen Lambert
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 0618216952
ISBN 13: 9780618216956
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Grandmother s Clock Book Review:

A child, wondering why Grandma doesn't have the grandfather clock in her house repaired, learns that there are many ways to measure time, from the moment it takes to blink an eye to the years shown in gray hairs.

My Grandma s Hands

My Grandma s Hands
Author: Makiko Dua
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2019-12-08
ISBN 10: 9781702145237
ISBN 13: 1702145239
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Grandma s Hands Book Review:

A delightful message from a grandmother to her granddaughter who begins to see what it means to count her blessings.

After Birth

After Birth
Author: Elisa Albert
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-02-17
ISBN 10: 0544273737
ISBN 13: 9780544273733
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

After Birth Book Review:

In snowy upstate New York, Ari, a struggling mother of a one-year-old, and Mina, a nine-months-pregnant woman who is new to town, become comrades-in-arms.

Dear White America

Dear White America
Author: Tim Wise
Publsiher: City Lights Books
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2012-01-10
ISBN 10: 0872865851
ISBN 13: 9780872865853
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dear White America Book Review:

White Americans have long been comfortable in the assumption that they are the cultural norm. Now that notion is being challenged, as white people wrestle with what it means to be part of a fast-changing, truly multicultural nation. Facing chronic economic insecurity, a popular culture that reflects the nation's diverse cultural reality, a future in which they will no longer constitute the majority of the population, and with a black president in the White House, whites are growing anxious. This anxiety has helped to create the Tea Party movement, with its call to "take our country back." By means of a racialized nostalgia for a mythological past, the Right is enlisting fearful whites into its campaign for reactionary social and economic policies. In urgent response, Tim Wise has penned his most pointed and provocative work to date. Employing the form of direct personal address, he points a finger at whites' race-based self-delusion, explaining how such an agenda will only do harm to the nation's people, including most whites. In no uncertain terms, he argues that the hope for survival of American democracy lies in the embrace of our multicultural past, present and future. "Sparing neither family nor self…he considers how the deck has always been stacked in his and other white people's favor…His candor is invigorating."—Publishers Weekly "One of the most brilliant, articulate and courageous critics of white privilege in the nation."—Michael Eric Dyson "Tim Wise has written another blockbuster! His new book, Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority, is a cogent analysis of the problems of race and inequality as well as a plea for those who harbor views about race and racism to modify and indeed eliminate them. While the book's title addresses white people, this is really a book for anyone who is concerned about eliminating the issue of racial disparity in our society. This is must read and a good read."—Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., the Jesse Climenko Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and the Executive Director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice. He is the author of a number of books, including The Presumption of Guilt: The Arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Race, Class and Crime in America "Tim Wise is an American hero in the truest sense of the term—he tells the truth, no matter how inconvenient that truth might be. Dear White America is a desperately needed response to the insidious mythology that pretends whites are oppressed and people of color unduly privileged. In the process, it exposes how new forms of racism have been deliberately embedded into our supposedly 'color blind' culture. Read this book—but rest assured, it's not for the faint of heart."—David Sirota, syndicated columnist, radio host, author of Back to Our Future: How the 1980s Explain the World We Live In Now "The foremost white analyst of racism in America never fails to provide fresh takes as he punctures myths and defenses."—World Wide Work Tim Wise is one of the most prominent antiracist essayists, educators, and activists in the United States. He is regularly interviewed by A-list media, including CNN, C-SPAN, The Tavis Smiley Show, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, Michael Eric Dyson's radio program, and many more. His most recent books include Colorblind and Between Barack and a Hard Place.

The Ways of My Grandmothers

The Ways of My Grandmothers
Author: Beverly Hungry Wolf
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 256
Release: 1998-10-21
ISBN 10: 0688004717
ISBN 13: 9780688004712
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ways of My Grandmothers Book Review:

A young Native American woman creates a hauntingly beautiful tribute to an age-old way of life in this fascinating portrait of the women of the Blackfoot Indians. A captivating tapestry of personal and tribal history, legends and myths, and the wisdom passed down through generations of women, this extraordinary book is also a priceless record of the traditional skills and ways of an ancient culture that is vanishing all too fast. Including many rare photographs, The Ways of My Grandmothers is an authentic contribution to our knowledge and understanding of Native American lore -- and a classic that will speak to women everywhere.

The Racial Healing Handbook

The Racial Healing Handbook
Author: Anneliese A. Singh
Publsiher: New Harbinger Publications
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-08-01
ISBN 10: 1684032725
ISBN 13: 9781684032723
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Racial Healing Handbook Book Review:

A powerful and practical guide to help you navigate racism, challenge privilege, manage stress and trauma, and begin to heal. Healing from racism is a journey that often involves reliving trauma and experiencing feelings of shame, guilt, and anxiety. This journey can be a bumpy ride, and before we begin healing, we need to gain an understanding of the role history plays in racial/ethnic myths and stereotypes. In so many ways, to heal from racism, you must re-educate yourself and unlearn the processes of racism. This book can help guide you. The Racial Healing Handbook offers practical tools to help you navigate daily and past experiences of racism, challenge internalized negative messages and privileges, and handle feelings of stress and shame. You’ll also learn to develop a profound racial consciousness and conscientiousness, and heal from grief and trauma. Most importantly, you’ll discover the building blocks to creating a community of healing in a world still filled with racial microaggressions and discrimination. This book is not just about ending racial harm—it is about racial liberation. This journey is one that we must take together. It promises the possibility of moving through this pain and grief to experience the hope, resilience, and freedom that helps you not only self-actualize, but also makes the world a better place.

What Do You Do with a Voice Like That

What Do You Do with a Voice Like That
Author: Chris Barton
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2018-09-25
ISBN 10: 1481465627
ISBN 13: 9781481465625
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Do You Do with a Voice Like That Book Review:

“When Barbara Jordan talked, we listened.” —Former President of the United States, Bill Clinton Congresswoman Barbara Jordan had a big, bold, confident voice—and she knew how to use it! Learn all about her amazing career in this illuminating and inspiring picture book biography of the lawyer, educator, politician, and civil rights leader. Even as a child growing up in the Fifth Ward of Houston, Texas, Barbara Jordan stood out for her big, bold, booming, crisp, clear, confident voice. It was a voice that made people sit up, stand up, and take notice. So what do you do with a voice like that? Barbara took her voice to places few African American women had been in the 1960s: first law school, then the Texas state senate, then up to the United States congress. Throughout her career, she persevered through adversity to give voice to the voiceless and to fight for civil rights, equality, and justice. New York Times bestselling author Chris Barton and Caldecott Honoree Ekua Holmes deliver a remarkable picture book biography about a woman whose struggles and mission continue to inspire today.

My Grandmother s Hands

My Grandmother s Hands
Author: Resmaa Menakem
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-02-25
ISBN 10: 9780141996479
ISBN 13: 0141996471
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Grandma s Hands

Grandma s Hands
Author: Calvin Mackie
Publsiher: Acanthus Pub
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2012-04
ISBN 10: 9780984733323
ISBN 13: 0984733329
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grandma s Hands Book Review:

Drawing inspiration from the women in the author's family, Grandma's Hands: Cherished Moments of Faith and Wisdom is Dr. Calvin Mackie's impassioned celebration of the enduring values of our elder generations, whose wisdom and experience bring a humbled perspective and clear direction to the challenges of our daily lives. The text of this book includes over 100 well-known proverbs, accompanied by the original thoughtful reflections of Dr. Mackie, with a direct application to twenty-first-century life. The pages are filled with glorious photographs of mothers and grandmothers in celebration of their unique cultural and maternal identity, surrounded with the love and affection of family. In each section, Dr. Mackie takes a familiar proverb and couples it with a passage from the Bible. The juxtaposition illustrates the biblical root of the common proverb alongside Dr. Mackie's own deeply personal observances of its truth, presented in relatable modern-day anecdotes from his life and his work.

Birth of a White Nation

Birth of a White Nation
Author: Jacqueline Battalora
Publsiher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2015-02-19
ISBN 10: 1631359258
ISBN 13: 9781631359255
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Birth of a White Nation Book Review:

Birth of a White Nation is a fascinating new book on race in America that begins with an exploration of the moment in time when "white people,” as a separate and distinct group of humanity, were invented through legislation and the enactment of laws. The book provides a thorough examination of the underlying reasons as well as the ways in which “white people” were created. It also explains how the creation of this distinction divided laborers and ultimately served the interests of the elite. The book goes on to examine how foundational law and policy in the U.S. were used to institutionalize the practice of “white people” holding positions of power. Finally, the book demonstrates how the social construction and legal enactment of “white people” has ultimately compromised the humanity of those so labeled.

Healing Racial Trauma

Healing Racial Trauma
Author: Sheila Wise Rowe
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2020-01-07
ISBN 10: 0830843876
ISBN 13: 9780830843879
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Healing Racial Trauma Book Review:

People of color have endured traumatic histories and almost daily assaults on their dignity. Professional counselor Sheila Wise Rowe exposes the symptoms of racial trauma to lead readers to a place of freedom from the past and new life for the future. With Rowe as a reliable guide who has both been on the journey and shown others the way forward, you will find a safe pathway to resilience.

The Politics of Trauma

The Politics of Trauma
Author: Staci K. Haines
Publsiher: North Atlantic Books
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2019-11-19
ISBN 10: 1623173884
ISBN 13: 9781623173883
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of Trauma Book Review:

An essential tool for healers, therapists, activists, and survivors of trauma who are interested in a justice-centered approach to somatic transformation The Politics of Trauma offers somatics with a social analysis. This book is for therapists and social activists who understand that trauma healing is not just for individuals--and that social change is not just for movement builders. Just as health practitioners need to consider the societal factors underlying trauma, so too must activists understand the physical and mental impacts of trauma on their own lives and the lives of the communities with whom they organize. Trauma healing and social change are, at their best, interdependent. Somatics has proven to be particularly effective in addressing trauma, but in practice it typically focuses solely on the individual, failing to integrate the social conditions that create trauma in the first place. Staci K. Haines, somatic innovator and cofounder of generative somatics, invites readers to look beyond individual experiences of body and mind to examine the social, political, and economic roots of trauma--including racism, environmental degradation, sexism, and poverty. Haines helps readers identify, understand, and address these sources of trauma to help us bridge individual healing with social transformation.