Now in paperback. Euripides, the last of the three great tragedians of ancient Athens, reached the height of his renown during the disastrous Peloponnesian War, when democratic Athens was brought down by its own outsized ambitions. ´´Euripides,? the classicist Bernard Knox has written, ´´was born never to live in peace with himself and to prevent the rest of mankind from doing so.? His plays were shockers: he unmasked heroes, revealing them as foolish and savage, and he wrote about the powerless-women and children, slaves and barbarians-for whom tragedy was not so much exceptional as unending. Euripides´ plays rarely won first prize in the great democratic competitions of ancient Athens, but their combustible mixture of realism and extremism fascinated audiences throughout the Greek world. In the last days of the Peloponnesian War, Athenian prisoners held captive in far-off Sicily were said to have won their freedom by reciting snatches of Euripides´ latest tragedies. Four of those tragedies are presented here in new translations by the contemporary poet and classicist Anne Carson. They are Herakles, in which the hero swaggers home to destroy his own family; Hekabe, set after the Trojan War, in which Hektor´s widow takes vengeance on her Greek captors; Hippolytos, about love and the horror of love; and the strange tragic-comedy fable Alkestis, which tells of a husband who arranges for his wife to die in his place. The volume also contains brief introductions by Carson to each of the plays along with two remarkable framing essays: ´´Tragedy: A Curious Art Form? and ´´Why I Wrote Two Plays About Phaidra.?
Six-Word Lessons on Coping with Grief: 100 Lessons to Help You and Your Loved Ones Deal with Loss: Shirley Enebrad
The star of TLC´s Long Island Medium and New York Times best-selling author Theresa Caputo provides a guide to overcoming grief, filled with inspiring lessons from Spirit and astonishing stories from the clients who have been empowered by Theresa´s spiritual readings. After more than a decade of being a practicing medium, Theresa Caputo brings the powerful lessons she has learned about grief, healing, and finding happiness in the wake of tragedy. In almost every reading she gives, Spirit insists that people begin to embrace their lives again. Easily said, but not everyone knows where to begin, and putting back together the pieces of a life marked by loss is never easy. Sometimes you need spiritual guidance - that´s where Theresa comes in. With her energetic, positive, and encouraging tone, Theresa uses the lessons from Spirit to guide you through grief toward a place of solace and healing. Each lesson is grounded in her clients´ stories as they share the experience of losing their loved ones, their encounters with Spirit during readings, and the ways in which they´ve been able to heal and grow. Each chapter is filled with activities to help you find your ´´new normal´´ - including journal entries, individual and group exercises, meditations, and moments of reflection - based on the truths that Theresa has gathered from Spirit. Good Grief will help you to feel stronger and more optimistic about what the future has in store for you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Theresa Caputo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007803/bk_sans_007803_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The wilderness can be unforgiving and dangerous, yet fill our souls with awe and wonder. It can overwhelm us with beauty and stun us with fear, lift our spirits to the highest highs and send us crashing to the floor of creation. The wilderness is a classroom where we learn to survive, thrive and sometimes die. At some point in our lives, we have all been lost in a wilderness of some kind - whether literal or metaphorical - without any direction on how to find our way back home. Some have faced survival decisions in community disasters or personal trauma. Some have been lost in work, wandered in careers and professions. Some have been lost in relationships, crippling addictions, health challenges, or grief. Scott Hammond, a volunteer search and rescuer, knows that people who have been lost - in the wilderness, in the workplace, or in life - can teach us how to go beyond survival and thrive, regardless of the nature of our personal wildernesses. Through his experience rescuing others and real-life stories, Hammond provides valuable lessons designed to help those who are lost. These narratives communicate that small things matter, that no one is ever lost alone, and that movement creates opportunity. Being lost is not a geographic problem, but a mental and spiritual problem. Lost people may be deprived of the basics of food, water, and shelter, but they are first deprived of meaning. Restoring that meaning is the first step toward hope, and hope is the beacon that leads you home. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Hammond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023409/bk_acx0_023409_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lessons Learned from the Other Side:Grief Resolution Through the Use of Mediums for Connecting to the Other Side Spirits Barbara Ann Caruso RN Ph.D.
The nature writing of Gary Ferguson arises out of intimate experience. He trekked 500 miles through Yellowstone to write Walking Down the Wild and spent a season in the field at a wilderness therapy program for Shouting at the Sky. He journeyed 250 miles on foot for Hawks Rest and followed through the seasons the first 14 wolves released into Yellowstone National Park for The Yellowstone Wolves. But nothing could prepare him for the experience he details in his new book. The Carry Home is both a moving celebration of the outdoor life shared between Ferguson and his wife, Jane, who died tragically in a canoeing accident in Northern Ontario in 2005, and a chronicle of the mending, uplifting power of nature. Confronting his unthinkable loss, Ferguson set out to fulfill Jane´s final wish: the scattering of her ashes in five remote, wild locations they loved and shared. The act of the carry home allows Ferguson the opportunity to ruminate on their life together as well as explore deeply the impactful presence of nature in all of our lives. Theirs was a love borne of wild places, and The Carry Home offers a powerful glimpse into how the natural world can be a critical prompt for moving through cycles of immeasurable grief, how bereavement can turn to wonder, and how one man rediscovered himself in the process of saying good-bye. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Ferguson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023119/bk_adbl_023119_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Meditation in 7 Easy Steps contains the seven basic lessons and exercises you need to learn the basics of this spiritual practice today and start experiencing a more joyful and peaceful life. Hundreds of research studies show the physical and psychological benefits of meditation practice, published in numerous scientific journals and conducted at prestigious universities and research centers like the Harvard Medical School, Yale Medical School, UCLA Medical School, Stanford Medical School, and Medical College of Georgia. It´s never too late to learn mediation! What this book can show you: Why the chattering mind is often compared with a wild animal How our mind creates our own suffering, grief, anger, worries and desolation What ´´mantra meditation´´ is and how to use a mantra to easily train your mind The basic benefits and steps of meditation practice How to face our thoughts during meditation How to recognize the illusory nature of our ´´false self´´ during meditation. How to meet our ´´true self´´ during meditation How to face stressful situations, avoid excessive worries and keep a clear mind whenever times go wrong How to experience fulfilling inner stillness and peace of mind And more! Get this audiobook now and start meditating today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/075170/bk_acx0_075170_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It’s not what happens to you in life, it’s who you become because of it. We all experience pain, grief, and loss in life. Resilience is the difference between ´´I didn’t die” and ´´I learned to live again”. In this captivating audiobook on resilience, Ria walks you through her own horrific story of more than seven years of sexual abuse by her father. She then shares how she learned not only to survive, but also to thrive in spite of her past. Learn how to overcome challenges, obstacles, and adversity in your own life by building a bridge out of the past and into the future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cheyenne Bizon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/116160/bk_acx0_116160_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Matt McAllester lost his mother, Ann, long before she died, as mental illness snatched the once-elegant woman away and destroyed his childhood. In this beautifully written memoir, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist chronicles the journey he took to forgiveness, which brought him straight to the place that evoked his happiest memories of his mother: the kitchen. Recounting the pleasures of his early days, culinary and otherwise, McAllester weaves an unforgettable tale of family, food, and love. At first, Matt McAllester’s childhood was idyllic, a time when his mother placed heavenly, delicious food at the center of a family life brimming with fun and laughter. Then came the terrible years, years when he had to watch helplessly as his warm, quick-witted mother succumbed to an illness that was never properly diagnosed or understood. Desperate to escape, he eventually found work as a foreign correspondent, hiding in the terrors and tragedies of other people as he traveled to the most dangerous places in the world, from Beirut to Baghdad. But nothing he saw on the battlefield prepared him for his mother’s death - and his own overwhelming grief. In the weeks and months that followed, Matt found himself poring over old family photos and letters, trying to reach out for the beautiful, caring woman who had now vanished for the second time. But as he looked anew at her long-cherished collection of cookbooks, it occurred to him that the best way to find her was through something they both loved: the food she had once lovingly prepared for him, food that introduced him to a thousand sources of joy - from spare ribs to the homemade strawberry ice cream that seemed in memory the very essence of happy times. With a reporter’s precision and a storyteller’s grace, McAllester guides us through a long season of grief - cooking, eating, and remembering - at the same time describing his and his wife’s efforts to conceive and nourish a child of the... 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Holmes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009473/bk_adbl_009473_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After thousands of years of pondering it, we still find death one of life´s most perplexing mysteries. Many cultures view death as a window into the true meaning of life. These 24 lectures looking at this often feared subject are an uplifting, meaningful, and multidisciplinary exploration of life´s only certainty. Bringing together theology, philosophy, biology, anthropology, literature, psychology, sociology, and other fields, they are a brilliant compendium of how human beings have struggled to come to terms with mortality. You´ll encounter everything from ancient burial practices, traditional views of the afterlife, and the five stages of grief to the question of killing during wartime, the phenomenon of near-death experiences, and even 21st-century theories about transcending death itself. With personal and cultural enlightenment as the overarching goal, Professor Berkson provides you with eye-opening answers to several major questions surrounding death, including: How do we think about death? How do religions approach death? When (if ever) is it justified to take a life? You´ll also hear a chorus of voices from multiple disciplines, cultures, and ages as they offer sometimes shocking and sometimes refreshing perspectives on death. These voices include the Buddha, St. Paul, Albert Camus, Dylan Thomas, and Elizabeth Kübler-Ross. ´´Many religious traditions teach that a form of regular death reflection can deepen one´s appreciation for life,´´ Professor Berkson notes. ´´And in some traditions, it can actually lead to spiritual transformation or awakening. As the poet Rainer Maria Rilke wrote, ´Whoever rightly understands and celebrates death at the same time magnifies life.´´´ PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Berkson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000430/bk_tcco_000430_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.