Sacred Pampering Principles

Author : Debrena J. Gandy
ISBN : 9780688163471
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 34.82 MB
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Originally self-published to enormous acclaim and demand, Sacred Pampering Principles is a beautifully written guide with hundreds of easy and innovative ways for on-the-go women to pamper their bodies and nurture their spirits. With her holistic approach to filling your life with comfort, balance, and peace, Debrena Jackson Gandy debunks society's myth that doing something for yourself is decadent and selfish. In fact, she says, the joy we gain from treating ourselves--whether to a luxuriant bath or to a meditative hour alone--is transferred to the people in our lives. When we emerge rejuvenated, others benefit from a patient mother, a fulfilled wife, an effective coworker, a solidly grounded friend. Written for African-American women, but accessible to women of all races, Sacred Pampering Principles demonstrates not only pampering ideas, but also explains why pampering, for less time and money than one might imagine, is vital to a balanced life.
Category: Self-Help

Queens Of Academe

Author : Karen W. Tice
ISBN : 9780199842803
Genre : Education
File Size : 83.57 MB
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Higher education is an unlikely venue for showcasing ideals of femininity, yet campus beauty pageants have increased in popularity in a cultural marketplace conjoining personal empowerment with beauty and style. Karen Tice examines the desires and racial and political agendas that propel students onto collegiate catwalks.
Category: Education

Ebony

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EBONY is the flagship magazine of Johnson Publishing. Founded in 1945 by John H. Johnson, it still maintains the highest global circulation of any African American-focused magazine.
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Black Pain

Author : Terrie M. Williams
ISBN : 9780743298834
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 32.31 MB
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A successful woman entrepreneur addresses the taboo of depression that pervades African-American culture, drawing on her own experiences of suffering and recovery while counseling readers from all walks of life on how to overcome cycles of denial and psychological pain. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Ebony

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EBONY is the flagship magazine of Johnson Publishing. Founded in 1945 by John H. Johnson, it still maintains the highest global circulation of any African American-focused magazine.
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Battle Cries

Author : Hillary Potter
ISBN : 0814767710
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 89.28 MB
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Contrary to the stereotype of the “strong Black woman,” African American women are more plagued by domestic violence than any other racial group in the United States. In fact, African American women experience intimate partner violence at a rate 35% higher than white women and about two and a half times more than women of other races and ethnicities. This common portrayal can hinder black women seeking help and support simply because those on the outside don't think help is needed. Yet, as Hillary Potter argues in Battle Cries: Black Women and Intimate Partner Abuse, this stereotype often helps these African American women to resist and to verbally and physically retaliate against their abusers. Thanks to this generalization, Potter observes, black women are less inclined to label themselves as “victims” and more inclined to fight back. Battle Cries is an eye-opening examination of African American women's experiences with intimate partner abuse, the methods used to contend with abusive mates, and the immediate and enduring consequences resulting from the maltreatment. Based on intensive interviews with 40 African American women abused by their male partners, Potter's analysis takes into account variations in their experiences based on socioeconomic class, education level, and age, and discusses the common abuses and perceptions they share. Combining her remarkable findings with black feminist thought and critical race theory, Potter offers a unique and significant window through which we can better understand this understudied though rampant social problem.
Category: Social Science

The Self Love Lessons

Author : Kellye Queenie Brown
ISBN : 1468500414
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 66.69 MB
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Your life doesn’t have to be overwhelmed by worry, fear, illness, failed relationships, or financial instability. If you have ever struggled with any of these you are holding the solution in your hands. Queenie Brown has helped countless women overcome these challenges, and she will help you, too. In The Self Love Lessons, the first volume from The Self Love LibraryTM, you will learn who you are, who you are not, and how to never forget. You will also learn how to step powerfully into your life’s assignment, how to overcome the obstacles that prevent you from achieving your wildest dreams, and how to stand boldly as one of God’s most powerful creations - WOMAN! The invaluable lessons Queenie shares in this book are undoubtedly the rites of passage for women and girls worldwide. Queenie’s candor and humor illuminate her tragedies, her trials and her triumphs over life’s obstacles. Discover in these pages the priceless vault of wisdom that can only be revealed to you as you begin your own personal journey towards self love. The best thing is that no one has to endure this journey alone. Queenie has built a community of women around this work to support us all in embracing and living The Self Love Lessons. This isn’t just a book; it’s a family heirloom, a treasured resource you can turn to for the rest of your life.
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The Gift Of Now

Author : Eleanor Vaughan
ISBN : 9781468902099
Genre : Psychology
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Category: Psychology

Daily Cornbread

Author : Stephanie Stokes Oliver
ISBN : 9780307806260
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 77.11 MB
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Heart & Soul founding editor Stephanie Stokes Oliver shows African American women how to soothe the soul, satisfy the mind, and revive the body 365 days a year. Written in an affirming style that is prescriptive but never preachy, fun but not frivolous, Daily Cornbread is a day-by-day compendium of Oliver’s creative ideas for leading an enjoyable and fulfilling life. On January 2, for example, Oliver suggests taking time out to "get happy" (do something that makes you happy an hour a day); to schedule a personal retreat; and to develop a strategic plan for the upcoming year. Reminiscent of Sarah Ban Breathnach’s Simple Abundance and Iyanla Vanzant’s Acts of Faith: Daily Meditations for People of Color, but with a special emphasis on nurturing the body as well as the mind, Daily Cornbread shows African American women how to make each day better. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Social Science

All The Joy You Can Stand

Author : Debrena Jackson Gandy
ISBN : 9780307419743
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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As a successful writer, keynote speaker, consultant, and seminar leader, Debrena Jackson Gandy has helped thousands of African-American women access their inner power and live life more joyfully and boldly. All the Joy You Can Stand: 101 Sacred Power Principles for Making Joy Real in Your Life is the eagerly anticipated follow-up to her best-seller, Sacred Pampering Principles. This engaging, thought-provoking book features 101 Power Principles that will help you tap into what brings you joy in your life and give you the spiritual tools to manifest the desires of your heart, including how to:Discover Your Sacred SelfStrengthen Your Gratitude MusclesIntegrate Renewal Into Your LifeBe a Sensuous WomanFree Your Creative GeniusCultivate Your IntuitionBecome a Spiritual GardenerBe the Architect of Your LifeExpand Your Joy Threshold Using insightful stories from her own life, as well as the lives of her readers, friends, and seminar and lecture participants, Debrena Jackson Gandy has written an uplifting and transformational get-real guide for women who want to develop their spiritual strength and actualize their divine potential. Whether it's freeing your spirit by learning to release and forgive, or discovering how to more gracefully move through life's cycles and seasons, here are proven answers for some of life's most difficult questions. Prepare to be challenged and to ask yourself, "How much joy can I stand?" For as Debrena says, the more joy you can stand, the more joy God gives you. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit