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.

A Million Shades of Gray

A Million Shades of Gray
Author: Cynthia Kadohata
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-01-05
ISBN 10: 1416998594
ISBN 13: 9781416998594
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Million Shades of Gray Book Review:

A boy and his elephant escape into the jungle when the Viet Cong attack his village immediately after the Vietnam war.

The Elephant Whisperer

The Elephant Whisperer
Author: Lawrence Anthony,Graham Spence
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009-11-10
ISBN 10: 142998645X
ISBN 13: 9781429986458
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Elephant Whisperer Book Review:

When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of "rogue" wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd's last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldn't take them. In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their family. And as he battled to create a bond with the elephants, he came to realize that they had a great deal to teach him about life, loyalty, and freedom. The Elephant Whisperer is a heartwarming, exciting, funny, and sometimes sad account of Anthony's experiences with these huge yet sympathetic creatures. Set against the background of life on an African game reserve, with unforgettable characters and exotic wildlife, it is a delightful book that will appeal to animal lovers and adventurous souls 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.

Mindful Medicine

Mindful Medicine
Author: Jan Chozen Bays
Publsiher: Shambhala
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2022-07-26
ISBN 10: 9781645470526
ISBN 13: 1645470520
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mindful Medicine Book Review:

Simple mindfulness practices to help health care professionals of all kinds reconnect with themselves and their patients, find joy, and build resilience. Healers need healing, too—now, more than ever. Jan Chozen Bays, MD, draws on her background as both a physician and a Zen teacher to offer accessible mindfulness practices specifically designed to support health professionals of all kinds. Mindful Medicine shares short exercises, practices, and meditations that can bring the proven benefits of mindful awareness into the busy and often chaotic lives of health professionals. Divided into four sections—connecting with yourself, connecting with your patients, rescue remedies for times of stress, and meditations—the book offers evidence-based support for many different kinds of challenges. Most of the practices are very short and fit naturally into the day, for example: wash your mind as you wash your hands; lovingkindness on the way to and from work; and noticing eye color. The book also includes an appendix that highlights the medical research supporting the power of mindfulness. Growing numbers of caring professionals are leaving their professions and experiencing rising rates of depression and anxiety. Mindful Medicine can help people in health care reconnect to themselves and their sense of purpose—even in challenging times.

Modoc

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

Modoc Book Review:

"Once I started this incomparable story, I couldn't put it down, and I cannot get it out of my mind—nor will I ever. The message of what can be accomplished by training through affection and joy will thrill all animal lovers." —Betty White A captivating true story of loyalty, friendship, and high adventure that spans several decades and three continents, Modoc is one of the most remarkable true stories ever told, perfect for fans of The Zookeeper's Wife or Water for Elephants. 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. As the African Sun-Times put it, Modoc is "heartwarming. . . probably the greatest love story ever told."

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.

Relational Mindfulness

Relational Mindfulness
Author: Deborah Eden Tull
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2018-05-22
ISBN 10: 1614294216
ISBN 13: 9781614294214
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Relational Mindfulness Book Review:

A guidebook on how to embody compassionate awareness in all of our relationships —with self, one another, our planet, in an age of global uncertainty. We all struggle at times with how to bring meditation off the cushion and into the beautiful, dynamic, and messy realm of relationship. At a time when humanity seems to have forgotten our inherent interrelatedness, this book offers an inspiring set of principles and practices for deepening intimacy and remembering the interconnection that is our birthright. Eden Tull interweaves heartfelt personal stories, sharing her journey from seven years as a monastic in a silent Zen Monastery to living and teaching in the megatropolis of Los Angeles and beyond, with teachings and mindful inquiry to help the reader connect personally with the principles of Relational Mindfulness. In a voice that is transparent, vulnerable, and brave, Tull shares possibilities for integrating mindfulness In gentle yet powerful tone, she covers topics ranging from balance and personal sustainability to sexuality to conscious consumerism. Relational Mindfulness is based on the simple understanding that the most subtle form of love is attention. While a revolution usually means to evolve and change, this shift is actually a return to a simple and sacred understanding we seem to have forgotten—one we can only remember when we are present.

Jizo Bodhisattva

Jizo Bodhisattva
Author: Jan Chozen Bays,Heng Sure
Publsiher: Tuttle Publishing
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2015-11-10
ISBN 10: 1462918050
ISBN 13: 9781462918058
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jizo Bodhisattva Book Review:

In Jizo Bodhisattva, Zen teacher and practicing pediatrician Jan Chozen Bays explores the development of traditional Buddhist practices related to Jizo, as well as the growing interest in Jizo practice in modern American Zen Buddhism. She also shows how you can incorporate this rich tradition into your own life, through meditations, mantras and chanting. In traditional Buddhist belief, a bodhisattva is an enlightened being who has forsaken entry into nirvana until all beings are saved. Jizo, one of the four great bodhisattvas of Mahayana Buddhism, is know as "the Bodhisattva of the Greatest Vows." He is regarded as the protector of travelers—whether their journeys in the physical world, or in the spiritual reams. Jizo also has special significance for pregnant women and parents whose children have died.

Elephant Company

Elephant Company
Author: Vicki Croke
Publsiher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2015-04-14
ISBN 10: 0812981650
ISBN 13: 9780812981650
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Elephant Company Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK The remarkable story of James Howard “Billy” Williams, whose uncanny rapport with the world’s largest land animals transformed him from a carefree young man into the charismatic war hero known as Elephant Bill In 1920, Billy Williams came to colonial Burma as a “forest man” for a British teak company. Mesmerized by the intelligence and character of the great animals who hauled logs through the jungle, he became a gifted “elephant wallah.” In Elephant Company, Vicki Constantine Croke chronicles Williams’s growing love for elephants as the animals provide him lessons in courage, trust, and gratitude. Elephant Company is also a tale of war and daring. When Japanese forces invaded Burma in 1942, Williams joined the elite British Force 136 and operated behind enemy lines. His war elephants carried supplies, helped build bridges, and transported the sick and elderly over treacherous mountain terrain. As the occupying authorities put a price on his head, Williams and his elephants faced their most perilous test. Elephant Company, cornered by the enemy, attempted a desperate escape: a risky trek over the mountainous border to India, with a bedraggled group of refugees in tow. Part biography, part war epic, Elephant Company is an inspirational narrative that illuminates a little-known chapter in the annals of wartime heroism. Praise for Elephant Company “This book is about far more than just the war, or even elephants. This is the story of friendship, loyalty and breathtaking bravery that transcends species. . . . Elephant Company is nothing less than a sweeping tale, masterfully written.”—Sara Gruen, The New York Times Book Review “Splendid . . . Blending biography, history, and wildlife biology, [Vicki Constantine] Croke’s story is an often moving account of [Billy] Williams, who earned the sobriquet ‘Elephant Bill,’ and his unusual bond with the largest land mammals on earth.”—The Boston Globe “Some of the biggest heroes of World War II were even bigger than you thought. . . . You may never call the lion the king of the jungle again.”—New York Post “Vicki Constantine Croke delivers an exciting tale of this elephant whisperer–cum–war hero, while beautifully reminding us of the enduring bonds between animals and humans.”—Mitchell Zuckoff, author of Lost in Shangri-La and Frozen in Time

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 Giver

The Giver
Author: Lois Lowry
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-07-01
ISBN 10: 054434068X
ISBN 13: 9780544340688
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Giver Book Review:

Living in a "perfect" world without social ills, a boy approaches the time when he will receive a life assignment from the Elders, but his selection leads him to a mysterious man known as the Giver, who reveals the dark secrets behind the utopian facade.

The Elephant s Secret Sense

The Elephant s Secret Sense
Author: Caitlin O'Connell
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2008-09-01
ISBN 10: 0226616746
ISBN 13: 9780226616742
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Elephant s Secret Sense Book Review:

From an internationally renowned field scientist comes this fascinating story of her unexpected discovery of a RsecretS new mode of elephant communication. This unforgettable journey takes readers into the wilds of Africa where naturalists do their difficult work in a troubled land.

Last Chain On Billie

Last Chain On Billie
Author: Carol Bradley
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-07-22
ISBN 10: 1250025702
ISBN 13: 9781250025708
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Last Chain On Billie Book Review:

Against the backdrop of a glittering but brutal circus world, Carol Bradley's Last Chain on Billie charts the history of elephants in America, the inspiring story of the Elephant Sanctuary and the spellbinding tale of a resilient elephant who defied the system even as she struggled to conquer her past, who never lost sight of the life she was meant to have. Left in the wild, Billie the elephant would have spent her days surrounded by family, free to wander the jungles of Asia. Instead, traders captured her as a baby and shipped her to America, where she learned to carry humans, stand on a tub and balance on one leg – the full repertoire of elephant tricks. For decades, Billie crisscrossed the country, dazzling audiences as she performed breathtaking stunts. But behind the scenes she lived a life of misery: traveling in trucks, chained for hours on end, barely able to move, giving eight-minute performances under harsh lights and to the sounds of blaring music. And worse.Finally, she got a lucky break. As part of the largest elephant rescue in American history, Billie wound up at a sanctuary for performing elephants in Tennessee, able once more to roam through open meadows and share her days with a herd. She would never be beaten again. But, overcome with anxiety, she withdrew from the rest of the elephants and refused to let anyone remove a chain still clamped around her leg. Her caregivers began to wonder if Billie could ever escape her emotional wounds. The compelling story of Billie's battle to reclaim her old self is a testament to the intelligence, emotional complexity and remarkable strength of all elephants, captive or free.

The Vow Powered Life

The Vow Powered Life
Author: Jan Chozen Bays
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2016-01-19
ISBN 10: 0834803119
ISBN 13: 9780834803114
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vow Powered Life Book Review:

A vow is like a GPS system for your life. When taken on mindfully it can be a source of surprising wisdom and powerful energy, enabling you to accomplish things you never dreamed possible. It can have profound effects even beyond the original intention—and it can even live on after you’re gone. A vow can be as small as the aspiration to smile at someone at least once every day, or it can be as big as marriage; it can be as personal as deciding to be mindful whenever you pick up the phone, or it can be as universal as a commitment to save all sentient beings. But whatever its inspiration, when it’s done with conscious intention a vow becomes a conduit for the energy of your life. In this guide to the vow-directed life, Jan Chozen Bays provides a wealth of practical exercises to use for formulating and implementing vows of your own and for using them to navigate your life with honesty and compassion.

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: Unknown
Total Pages: 198
Release: 1867
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
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:

Mindful Eating

Mindful Eating
Author: Jan Chozen Bays
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2017-11-21
ISBN 10: 1611804655
ISBN 13: 9781611804652
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mindful Eating Book Review:

Turn food from foe to friend with this bestselling guide to developing healthy eating habits through mindfulness—from a Zen teacher Food. It should be one of life’s great pleasures, yet many of us have such a conflicted relationship with it that we miss out on that most basic of satisfactions. But it is possible—and not really all that difficult—to reclaim the joy of eating, according to Dr. Jan Bays. Mindfulness is the key. Her approach involves bringing one's full attention to the process of eating—to all the tastes, smells, thoughts, and feelings that arise during a meal. She shows you how to: · Tune into your body’s own wisdom about what, when, and how much to eat · Eat less while feeling fully satisfied · Identify your habits and patterns with food · Develop a more compassionate attitude toward your struggles with eating · Discover what you’re really hungry for Whether you are overweight, suffer from an eating disorder, or just want to get more out of life, this book offers a simple tool that can transform your relationship with food into one of ease and delight. This new edition, updated throughout, contains a new chapter on how to provide children with a foundation in mindful eating that will serve them well all the rest of their lives. It also includes a link to a 75-minute on-line audio program of mindful eating exercises led by the author.

Beyond Words What Elephants and Whales Think and Feel A Young Reader s Adaptation

Beyond Words  What Elephants and Whales Think and Feel  A Young Reader s Adaptation
Author: Carl Safina
Publsiher: Roaring Brook Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-04-23
ISBN 10: 1250144647
ISBN 13: 9781250144645
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Words What Elephants and Whales Think and Feel A Young Reader s Adaptation Book Review:

A young reader’s adaptation of The New York Times bestseller Follow researcher Carl Safina as he treks with a herd of elephants across the Kenyan landscape, then travel with him to the Pacific Northwest to track and monitor whales in their ocean home. Along the way, find out more about the interior lives of these giants of land and sea—how they play, how they fight, and how they communicate with one another, and sometimes with us, too. Weaving decades of field research with exciting new discoveries about the brain and featuring astonishing photographs taken by the author, Beyond Words: What Elephants and Whales Think and Feel gives readers an intimate and extraordinary look at what makes these animals different from us, but more important, what makes us all similar.

Pterodactyl Show and Tell

Pterodactyl Show and Tell
Author: Thad Krasnesky
Publsiher: Flashlight Press
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2018-09-01
ISBN 10: 193626157X
ISBN 13: 9781936261574
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pterodactyl Show and Tell Book Review:

When a boy brings his pterodactyl to school for show-and-tell, hilarious havoc ensues. The dinosaur's delightfully demented antics, the kids' expressions as they try to avoid the hungry pterodactyl, and the out-of-control imagination of the boy yield a wild and wacky romp. Pterodactyl Show and Tell taps into every child's impossible wish to bring a dinosaur to school, allowing readers to safely enjoy the laugh-out-loud logical conclusion: classroom chaos. Kids who dig dinosaurs will devour this preposterous pterodactyl tale written in rhyming couplets and teeming with edgy school-age humor and giggle-inducing illustrations.

Dinosaur on Shabbat

Dinosaur on Shabbat
Author: Diane Levin Rauchwerger
Publsiher: Kar-Ben Publishing ™
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2014-01-01
ISBN 10: 1512488313
ISBN 13: 9781512488319
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dinosaur on Shabbat Book Review:

An eager and excited dinosaur causes chaos when he arrives to help a boy and his family celebrate Shabbat.