Momma Zen

Author : Karen Maezen Miller
ISBN : 9780834824898
Genre : Religion
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Combining humor, honesty, and plainspoken advice, Momma Zen distills the doubts and frustrations of parenting into vignettes of Zen wisdom. Drawing on her experience as a first-time mother, and on her years of Zen meditation and study, Miller explores how the daily challenges of parenthood can become the most profound spiritual journey of our lives. This compelling and wise memoir follows the timeline of early motherhood from pregnancy through toddlerhood. Momma Zen takes readers on a transformative journey, charting a mother’s growth beyond naive expectations and disorientation to finding fulfillment in ordinary tasks, developing greater self-awareness and acceptance—to the gradual discovery of "maternal bliss," a state of abiding happiness and ease that is available to us all. In her gentle and reassuring voice, Karen Miller convinces us that ancient and authentic spiritual lessons can be as familiar as a lullaby, as ordinary as pureed peas, and as frequent as a sleepless night. She offers encouragement for the hard days, consolation for the long haul, and the lightheartedness every new mom needs to face the crooked path of motherhood straight on.
Category: Religion

Hand Wash Cold

Author : Karen Maezen Miller
ISBN : 9781577319047
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 43.98 MB
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It’s easy to think that meaning, fulfillment, and bliss are "out there,” somewhere outside of our daily routine. But in this playful yet profound reflection on awareness, the compelling voice of a contemporary woman reveals the happiness at the bottom of the laundry basket, the love in the kitchen sink, and the peace possible in one’s own backyard. Follow Karen Maezen Miller through youthful ambition and self-absorption, beyond a broken marriage, and into the steady calm of a so-called ordinary life. In her hands, household chores and caregiving tasks become opportunities for self-examination, lessons in relationship, and liberating moments of selflessness. With attention, it’s the little things — even the unexpected, unpleasant, and unwanted things — that count.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Paradise In Plain Sight

Author : Karen Maezen Miller
ISBN : 9781608682522
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 42.47 MB
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"Reflections on finding peace, beauty, and fulfillment in everyday life, illustrated by the author's experiences with tending her new home's venerable but neglected Japanese garden. Author is a Zen Buddhist priest and meditation teacher"--
Category: Gardening

Bless This Child

Author : Rev. Susanna Stefanachi Macomb, with Andrea Thompson
ISBN : 9781462049721
Genre : Religion
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Congratulations on the birth of your baby! In this child, you see in?nite potential and you place great hope. And now you’re preparing to celebrate what is perhaps the most joyous rite of passage—the baby blessing ceremony. Like many parents, you may wish to plan a personalized ceremony that re?ects who you are as a family and what you believe. In Bless This Child, author Susanna Stefanachi Macomb presents a comprehensive selection of ceremonial elements for baby blessings. She has culled from the best traditions around the world and developed new ones, combining spiritual as well as humanist aspects. This guide includes poetry, prose, scripture, prayers, vows, opening words, and closing blessings; moving rituals including candle-lighting, naming, and anointing; suggestions on embracing grandparents, godparents, and siblings; practical advice for working with of?ciants and locales; language appropriate for an interfaith, intercultural assembly of family and guests; sample ceremonies that demonstrate how creative alternatives and traditional aspects can blend to create a memorable event. Warm and encouraging, Bless This Child provides a guidebook for parents who wish to create a special way of welcoming their child into the world. Bless This Child is also an excellent resource for clergy and humanist of?ciants who perform interfaith baby blessing ceremonies.
Category: Religion


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ISBN : STANFORD:36105123023488
Genre : Buddhism
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Category: Buddhism

Super Brain

Author : Deepak Chopra
ISBN : 9783485060554
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 33.97 MB
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»Ich kann mein Gehirn nutzen und lasse mich nicht von ihm benutzen.« Der bekannte Neurowissenschaftler Rudolph E. Tanzi und Deepak Chopra verbinden Wissenschaft und Persönlichkeitsentwicklung und erklären, wie die spektakulären Erkenntnisse der Neurowissenschaften u. a. bei Alzheimer, Depression, Angst und Übergewicht angewandt werden können. Sie entwerfen eine neue Vision des Gehirns und zeigen, wie Achtsamkeit und Meditation nachweisbare Veränderungen in den neuronalen Bahnen bewirken. Ihr gemeinsames Fazit: Nichts ist unmöglich. Die Reaktion in Amerika: »A mind-blowing book.«
Category: Psychology

The Publishers Weekly

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ISBN : UCSD:31822037548989
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

The Maternal Is Political

Author : Shari MacDonald Strong
ISBN : 1580052436
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 49.63 MB
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Exploring the vital connection between motherhood and social change, The Maternal Is Political features more than 40 powerful, hard-hitting literary essays by women who are striving to make the world a better place for children and families — both their own and other women’s — in this country and globally. From the mom deconstructing playground "power games" with her first-grade child, to the mother who speaks out against misogyny during an awkward road trip with her college-age daughter and friends, to the mother of sons worrying about the threat of a future military draft, The Maternal Is Political brings together the voices of women who are transforming the political and social: one child, one babysitter, one peace march at a time.
Category: Political Science

Library Journal

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105123005113
Genre : Libraries
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Category: Libraries