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Heather Robbins lived twenty-five years on a cattle ranch on the Canada prairies, and spent many hours outside walking through fields and pastures, hills and valleys. She found beauty and inspiration in everything that she saw. Mother Nature reached into her soul and brought her to a place of complete belonging and peace. Wildflowers composed their sweet songs, sweeping Heather away into a world of inspiration, and they gently reminded her of what was possible, motivating her to live her life with hope, strength, and grace. Each wildflower whispered their lessons, guiding her to look inside herself with love and understanding, forgiveness and gratitude. It is Heather's hope that as women journey through these pages, they will be inspired to open up their hearts to hear these divine messages, and discover the beauty and grace that exists within us all.

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What drives some to violence against the state while others, living in the same place at the same time, turn to nonviolent resistance? And in this age of Islamist terrorism and Islamophobia, does the practice of Islam encourage violence? Structural explanations of violence fail to answer these questions. In Whether to Kill , Stephanie Dornschneider applies the methodology of cognitive mapping to study the beliefs that motivate individuals to take up arms or engage in nonviolent activism. Using a double-paired comparison with control groups, Dornschneider conducted extensive ethnographic interviews with violent and nonviolent Muslims and non-Muslims in both Egypt and Germany, speaking with them about their lives and contexts and what drove them to resist the state. After coding their responses into cognitive maps, which make visible the connections between an individual's beliefs and decisions for behavior, Dornschneider used a computer model to analyze the huge number of possible factors driving people to choose or not choose violence, eventually identifying ten reasoning processes by which violent individuals can be differentiated from nonviolent ones. Whether to Kill takes a new approach to understanding terrorism. Through first-person accounts of those involved in both violent and nonviolent action against the state—from members of groups as diverse as the Muslim Brotherhood, al-Jihad, the Socialist German Student Union, and the Red Army Faction—then analyzing that data via cognitive mapping, Stephanie Dornschneider has opened up new perspectives on what drives people to—or away from—the use of political violence.

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Music in therapy allows a sensual awareness of overlapping inner and outer spaces. This in turn allows thoughts to wander and linger over objects of interest that both contain the past and make possible the present, that are associated with amiable beginnings as well as leaving open what the future will bring. Due to these processes we do not only live once. Everything is reverberating, says Erich Fried, and continues: “and everything that I say about this echo, echoes and echoes“. This all happens within a further space, namely a social one that is able to maintain all social structures despite its fragility.
The case studies presented by the different music therapists in this volume – previously in German and now in English translation – allow the reader to take a journey through very different spaces and to engage in a process in which their own presence develops through the resonance of events. Starting from common points of reference, that is, a psychoanalytic understanding of therapy and the use of music in individual therapy with patients suffering from severe and in some cases prolonged psychiatric disorders, the authors select that form of presentation which appears best suited for the respective case by alternating between descriptions, reflections, and explanatory or deeper theoretical considerations, by retrospectively organizing the material, by structuring, summarizing, or highlighting it, and – in specific cases – by including examples in the form of sheet music for the sake of illustration.
With contributions by Jos de Backer, Maria Becker, Ingo Engelmann, Susanne Metzner, Inge Nygaard Pedersen, and Gitta Strehlow

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Self Sufficient Herbalism is the first ever practical guide to the growing, gathering, and preserving of medicinal herbs for a working dispensary. Written by a practising herbalist with a high street clinic, it covers everything you need to know to become truly self sufficient in creating and dispensing your own herbal medicine. Relying on only a small allotment and access to the fields and woodlands of rural England, Lucy Jones provides a masterclass in the wild crafting, growing, harvesting, drying, storage, and processing of medicinal herbs. Her passion for the plants and traditional ways of preserving them for medicine shines through as she explores the deeper implications of self-sufficiency and the transformative impact it has had on her practice. The guide includes a glossary of detailed notes on the cultivation, harvesting, and processing of 108 individual herbs arranged by the seasons. It is a must read for practising herbalists, herbal students, herb gardeners, and all those who love herbs.

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The first book in which people discuss their own spiritual emergencies and share what helped them through. Our authors are the experts of their own experience, and they share their wild journeys with courage, insight and poetry. There are fascinating parallels in their experiences, suggesting minds in extremis go to similar places. These are beautiful postcards from the edge of human consciousness, testaments to the soul's natural resilience. Our authors have returned from their descent with valuable insights for our culture, as we go through a collective spiritual emergency, with old myths and structures breaking down, and new possibilities breaking open. What is there beyond our present egocentric model of reality? What tools can help us navigate the emergence?"This book is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the connection between spiritual awakening and what we normally term 'mental illness.' It is full of inspirational and moving stories that show that psychological disturbances often lead to significant personal growth, if supported properly. As a culture, we urgently need a new paradigm of mental illness and treatment, and this and this book makes an important contribution to that shift.' Steve Taylor PhD, author of The Leap and Spiritual Science

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libreka classics – These are classics of literary history, reissued and made available to a wide audience. Immerse yourself in well-known and popular titles!

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¿Cuánto dura el dolor?, ¿Es sólo tristeza o ya es depresión?, ¿Volveré a sentirme feliz algún día? Esas y otras preguntas se hizo Cecilia Lavalle Torres, periodista y conferencista con más de 20 años de experiencia, cuando murió de cáncer su hijo mayor.En Claves para atravesar la tormenta (mis aprendizajes para vivir el duelo), Cecilia Lavalle sintetiza, de manera clara y sencilla lo que ha aprendido en este proceso. También comparte su propio viaje por la tormenta a través de textos periodísticos que publicó en su momento o de apuntes de su diario personal."No soy psicóloga ni psiquiatra. No soy terapeuta ni tanatóloga. Soy, eso sí, una mujer de 59 años que vive su duelo, y he tenido grandes aprendizajes, que no quería, claro, pero que tuve que elaborar muy a pesar y con todo mi pesar", escribe la autora.En este libro comparte esos aprendizajes que representan faros para alumbrar el camino de quienes atraviesan por duras adversidades, pero en especial para quienes, por la muerte de un ser que aman, sienten que han naufragado y están a la deriva.

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La soledad es nuestra compañera de viaje. En algún momento de nuestra vida, nos hará sentir su presencia certera, de manera dolorosa e hiriente. ¿Quién no conoce de las soledades del hijo o del hermano que se fue, del anciano en el geriátrico, del enfermo terminal, de la familia dividida, del desocupado, del migrante…?
¡Y cuántas veces hemos sentido las mordeduras de nuestras propias soledades! Y conocemos, imaginamos, sentimos, nos acercamos a la soledad de Jesús en el Huerto, y la soledad de la muerte en la cruz.
'La soledad en estos tiempos' vividos desde el ailamiento y la cuarentena por la pandemia. Es la soledad corrosiva que a muchos amarga y entristece.
Pero también experimentamos la soledad como camino de plenificación, sintiéndonos acompañados en el camino por muchas hermanas y hermanos; y por la caricia caminante del Dios con nosotros.
De éstas y otras soledades nos habla este nuevo libro de Claudio Rizzo que se titula: 'La soledad en nuestros tiempos".

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