As a psychologist specialising in court assessments, David Roland often saw the toughest, most heartbreaking cases. The emotional trauma had begun to take its toll — and then the global financial crisis hit, leaving his family facing financial ruin. So when he found himself in a local emergency ward with little idea of where he was or how he got there, doctors wondered if he had had a nervous breakdown — if the strain of treating individuals with mental-health problems had become too much. Eventually they discovered the truth: David had suffered a stroke, which had resulted in brain injury. He faced two choices: give up or get his brain working again. Drawing on the principles of neuroplasticity, David set about re-wiring his brain. Embarking on a search that brought him into contact with doctors, neuroscientists, yoga teachers, musicians, and a Buddhist nun, he found the tools to restore his sense of self: psychotherapy, exercise, music, mindfulness, and meditation. How I Rescued My Brain is the story of David’s neurological difficulties and his remarkable cognitive recovery. It is also an account of a journey to emotional health and wellbeing. In the tradition of Marc Lewis’s Memoirs of an Addicted Brain and Jill Bolte Taylor’s My Stroke of Insight, this is an amazing tale of one man’s resilience, and his determination to overcome one of the most frightening situations imaginable — the fear that he had lost his mind, and might not get it back.
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The Power of Suffering is psychologist David Roland’s personal investigation into the nature of human suffering. When our world is turned upside down, what does it do to us, how do we survive it, and, most importantly, how can we grow as a result? David takes the lived experience of eleven incredible people and follows them along each step of their journey from crisis through to acceptance and triumph. Within each story, David draws on his own experience of life-altering trauma and clinical research to offer insights we all can gain from. Each life story examined is a moving testimony of the human spirit’s ability to rise and rise again – an executive tragically loses his family in a car crash and finds healing in the rehabilitation of wildlife, a teenage victim of domestic violence becomes a fierce advocate for abused women and brain-injured youth, a football superstar overcomes bigotry and dyslexia to forge a career in acting, a mother experiences the aching depth of love lost after her teenage child’s life is tragically cut short. These are but a few of the intimately told stories, all pointing to a path through the storm and beyond. The Power of Suffering is a revelatory account of how the darkest night can lead to the most profound dawn.
A man and woman with a complicated past find a second chance at romance in this Animal Magnetism novel from New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis. After a tragic stint in the National Guards, Adam Connelly returns to Idaho and to Belle Haven, the animal shelter he owns with his brothers. All Adam wants is to be alone. Then he opens the door to the past—the woman whose heart he once broke. Still gorgeous, still tough-as-nails, but this time, unusually vulnerable. Holly learned the hard way to never depend on a man for anything. Now, of all men, Adam is the last one she wants to see, and the only one she needs. Her father has gone missing in the Bitterroot Mountains and she could use someone with tracking skills to help find him. For Holly and Adam, each with their ghosts, a trek this desperate, this unpredictable, and this intimate, will have its share of risks—including opening their hearts one more time.
"In his new capacity as a rear-area soldier, Shepherd had the opportunity to interact with local civilians. Because of these experiences, Shepherd came to view the South's citizens as more than battlefield abstractions, and his understanding of the occupied South grew increasingly nuanced."--BOOK JACKET.
The annual collection celebrating the finest Australian science writing of the year. How does dust connect the cosmos with our bed sheets? Why do lobsters do the Mexican Wave backwards? And what makes us feel ‘wetness’ when there’s no such thing as ‘wet’ nerve receptors? Now in its fifth year, The Best Australian Science Writing 2015 draws on the knowledge and insight of Australia’s brightest thinkers in examining the world around us. From our obsession with Mars to the mating habits of fish, this lively collection covers a range of topics and delights in challenging our perceptions of the planet we think we know.
When Admiral Skink, an alien-lizard warlord from the planet Swerdlix, is attacked by The Hideous and Unimaginably Vast Comet Creature of Poppledock he faces a certain death… but luckily his underlings have installed the BrainTwizzler 360 Mind Migration SystemTM. This nifty invention safely transfers Skink's mind on to a memory wafer and jettisons it through space to find a suitable temporary "home" until he can be rescued by his fellow Swerdlixians. Unluckily for eleven-year-old Lance Spratley it just so happens that the temporary home for Admiral Skink's mind is his body! And while Skink deals with being trapped in Lance's useless body - it can't even breathe fire! - Lance is transferred to a virtual waiting room surrounded by the lizard race who seem intent on destroying Earth when they have successfully retrieved Skink.Will Lance ever get his body back? And even if he does will he be able to thwart Admiral Skink and the Swerdlixians plans to invade Earth…
A new memoir from the #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and top 10 USA Today bestselling author of The Dog Lived (And So Will I) "A literary masterpiece! Teresa Rhyne writes from the heart and soul... This is a must read not only for dog lovers, but for anyone with a passion for animals." - Shannon Keith, Founder and President of the Beagle Freedom Project We rescue dogs and bring them into our lives...and often they rescue us in return. What would cause a cheese-loving, meat-eating lawyer to become a vegan? Her dog. Teresa Rhyne and Seamus the beagle both survived cancer once, so when Seamus develops yet another cancer, Teresa vows to fight again. She finds better food for Seamus, and a plant-based diet becomes her own guide, but she realized that's not enough for her-and it's not enough for the animals. As she searches for a more compassionate lifestyle, she struggles to find her place somewhere between a hypocrite in leather high heels and a hippie in a hemp skirt, all while coping with the threat of Seamus slipping away. When she encounters two other dogs who need help, including one rescued from animal testing, turning away seems impossible after everything she's discovered. Will turning her life upside down to rescue two more beagles be the best medicine for everyone? An honest, funny book about dogs, relationships and surviving life's challenges with humor and grace is perfect for fans of Marley and Me, The Middle Place and A Dog's Purpose will love this touching memoir. Other books by Teresa Rhyne: The Dog Lived (And So Will I): The sad, honest, hilarious memoir of a cancer survivor The #1 New York Times bestseller The #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller USA Today bestseller *The first month's sales of The Dogs Were Rescued (And So Was I) went to benefit the Beagle Freedom Project* What readers are saying about The Dogs Were Rescued (And So Was I):/u "an ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTFUL portrayal of a passionate, zealous woman and the dogs (and man) she adores." "honest to a fault and totally likable!" "honest, candid, and filled with life infusing humor." "laughter, tears & of course BEAGLES!!!" What reviewers are saying about The Dogs Were Rescued (And So Was I): "... a love letter to our animals, to who they are and who they make us want to be. She also reminds us of what her beagles always knew; love deeply, move forward, and never turn down a snack." - Quinn Cummings, author of The Year of Learning Dangerously and Pet Sounds "With Teresa's characteristic intelligence, humor, and intensity...This book will change you...and you'll have Teresa to thank." - Linda Sherman-Nurick, Cellar Door Books, Riverside, CA "... an enthralling and heart-warming story of extending the compassion we have for dogs to all animals..." - Jenny Brown, Founder and Executive Director, Woodstock Animal Farm Santuary and author of The Lucky Ones: My Passionate Fight for Farm Animals What reviewers are saying about The Dog Lived (And So Will I): "This poignant and fast moving memoir...is proof that even a hard charging lawyer is no match for a big hearted beagle." -Martin Kihn, author of Bad Dog (A Love Story) "...encouraging tale of finding love and love in unexpected places..."-Publishers Weekly "A book that dares to be honest and sad and hilarious all at once."-Susan Conley, author of The Foremost Good Fortune "Funny, smart, uplifting, and fun, The Dog Lived (and So Will I) reminds us that animals are among our best teachers, our most powerful healers, and our most steadfast friends. I loved it!"-Sy Montgomery, author of The Good Good Pig
A near-death experience has left our hero physically weakened and mentally shaken. A business partner quickly recognizes his vulnerability, launching an attack to replace him as the CEO. To make matters worse, a competitor intends to destroy his company, unafraid to use violence to accomplish his goal. Despite his coveted bachelor lifestyle, John weakens under the intense pressure from these two adversaries and seeks solace from his new love. But when his inability to express his true feeling alienates his girlfriend, she leaves him. However, unknown to him she decides to help. With the assistance of a CIA agent friend, she travels to New York to find the answers that will save his company. In the process she is reunited with him. The Big Apple becomes the battle ground where the anxious spoils of love and war are violently scattered
“A moving testimony to the powerful bond we have with our horses.”—Theresa Peluso, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Horse Lover's Soul
Ten principles to overcome adversity from a former South African special forces soldier who survived 13 years as a prisoner of war. Reon Schutte has led a remarkable life. A South African solider captured in a cross border raid into Zimbabwe in 1990, he spent nearly thirteen years in that country’s infamously brutal Chikurubi prison. Since his pardon and release, he has presented his triumphant story of survival and transformation to one million people around the world, from business executives to students, prisoners to cancer survivors, war veterans to government leaders. Now in his highly anticipated first book—written with award-winning author, journalist and certified life coach, Maggie Kuhn Jacobus—Reon shares his epic personal life journey, holding readers spellbound with an inspiring recounting of overcoming inconceivable adversity. The keys to his resiliency are The 10 Principles: the major lessons he learned that allowed him to be free, even while imprisoned. With concrete exercises to put the Principles into practice, readers are given tools to break out of their own personal prisons of fear, hate, anger, lack of forgiveness and more, in order to experience a life of happiness and peace, regardless of circumstances. Reon’s journey demonstrates the potential for all humans to overcome adversity, while The 10 Principles illustrate the soul’s resourcefulness to use trying circumstances for transformation. “Reon has a fantastic story and message. You’ll emerge . . . enlightened, enthusiastic and empowered to take control of your destiny.” —Matt Stewart, business owner/former Global Chair, Entrepreneur’s Organization