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From Persia to Tehr Angeles: A Contemporary Guide to Understanding and Appreciating Ancient Persian Culture
Kamran Sharareh

Morgan James Publishing, 2014

More than 1.5 million Persians have left Iran for the United States alone. Of course, an estimated 700,000 to 800,000 have relocated in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, causing this population to be dubbed “Tehr Angeles.” And this term has stuck, even when they live in other parts of the United States.    For those who have made the journey from Persia to Tehr Angeles, much has gotten lost in translation. The younger generation may ...


Appreciate Your Life: The Essence of Zen Practice (Shambhala Classics)
Taizan Maezumi

Shambhala, 2002

Here is the first major collection of the teachings of Taizan Maezumi Roshi (1931-1995), one of the first Japanese Zen masters to bring Zen to the West and founding abbot of the Zen Center of Los Angeles and Zen Mountain Center in Idyllwild, California. These short, inspiring readings illuminate Zen practice in simple, eloquent language. Topics include zazen and Zen koans, how to appreciate your life as the life of the Buddha, and the essential ...


Powdered Donuts on Monday: Appreciating Life's Simple Pleasures in Times of Adversity
Lesha Acker

Outskirts Press, 2010

RELINQUISHING CONTROL TO GOD AND RELYING ON HIS STRENGTH WHEN FACED WITH ADVERSITY When you are faced with adversity, what is your response? To whom do you go for strength? Life isn't always going to happen as we planned. We sometimes have to endure the hardships before we can understand why God has allowed them. Lesha has been faced with several life threatening health issues, including a diagnosis of a potentially fatal heart condition, ...


What I Love About You, Mom
David Marshall, Kate Marshall

Plume, 2013

The ultimate DIY keepsake, What I Love About You, Mom is a guided journal that helps each of us celebrate what’s special about our mothers. In your own words, express your love by sharing reflections such as: One of my earliest memories of you is... I'm thankful you brought me up to try to be... Thank you for not... I'm really looking forward to having you in my life as I...


Hooked In The Heart: Appreciating the Artistry of God in Everyday Life
Scott C. Grant

Hooked in the Heart, 2013

In these inspirational stories, Scott C. Grant writes of his own experience with the artistry of God and charts a course for becoming attentive to the ways of God. God doesn't beat us over the head with his presence. He intrigues us, surprises us, and finally captivates us. He reveals himself in ways that delight our hearts. God hooks us. He gets our attention and pulls us away from our concerns to show us his perspective and take our breaths ...


Anthropology: Appreciating Human Diversity
Conrad Kottak

McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages, 2012

A leading name in anthropology, Conrad Philip Kottak continues to define student learning in the general anthropology course. Anthropology: Appreciating Human Diversity offers an up-to-date holistic introduction to general anthropology from the four-field perspective. Key themes of appreciating the experiences students bring to the classroom, appreciating human diversity , and appreciating the field of anthropology are showcased throughout ...


Brunello di Montalcino: Understanding and Appreciating One of Italy's Greatest Wines
Kerin O'Keefe

University of California Press, 2012

For fans of Italian wine, few names command the level of respect accorded to Brunello di Montalcino. Expert wine writer Kerin O’Keefe has a deep personal knowledge of Tuscany and its extraordinary wine, and her account is both thoroughly researched and readable. Organized as a guided tour through Montalcino’s geography, this essential reference also makes sense of Brunello’s complicated history, from its rapid rise to the negative and ...


Love Your Body: Positive Affirmation Treatments for Loving and Appreciating Your Body
Louise Hay

Hay House, 2011

On this wonderful CD program, Louise L. Hay narrates the positive affirmation treatments from her book of the same name, which are designed to help you manifest a beautiful, healthy, happy body. To receive the optimal benefit from this audio experience, it’s best to listen to it often—especially if you are challenged by a particular area of your body—and allow the ideas to permeate your consciousness. 


Resilient Children
Pam Farkas, Jerry Binder

Llumina Press, 2011

Right now, children need the nurturing and mentoring of caring adults who can teach them the social emotional skills of resiliency for succeeding and thriving throughout their lives. Resiliency is the ability to overcome adversity and to bounce back in the face of difficulty, challenge and stress. In this practical resource, three clinicians and educators combine evidence-based research with their expertise and experience to guide adults in ...


The Haiku Handbook -25th Anniversary Edition: How to Write, Teach, and Appreciate Haiku
William J. Higginson

Kodansha USA, 2010

The Haiku Handbook is the first book to give readers everything they need to begin appreciating, writing, or teaching haiku. In this groundbreaking and now-classic volume, the authors present haiku poets writing in English, Spanish, French, German, and five other languages on an equal footing with Japanese poets. Not only are the four great Japanese masters of the haiku represented (Basho, Buson, Issa, and Shiki) but also major Western authors ...


Beverage Basics: Understanding and Appreciating Wine, Beer, and Spirits
Robert W. Small

Wiley, 2011

An all-inclusive guide to wine, beer, and spirits As people develop more sophisticated tastes, a basic understanding of wine, beer, and distilled spirits is more important than ever for chefs, servers, bartenders, and restaurant managers. And for anyone who simply wants to get more out of enjoying wine, beer, and spirits, developing an appreciation for the history, production methods, and techniques for evaluating alcoholic beverages is an ...


The World of the Salt Marsh: Appreciating and Protecting the Tidal Marshes of the Southeastern Atlantic Coast
Charles Seabrook

A Wormsloe Foundation Nature Book, 2012

The World of the Salt Marsh is a wide-ranging exploration of the southeastern coast—its natural history, its people and their way of life, and the historic and ongoing threats to its ecological survival. Focusing on areas from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, to Cape Canaveral, Florida, Charles Seabrook examines the ecological importance of the salt marsh, calling it “a biological factory without equal.” Twice-daily tides carry in a supply ...


I Like Being Me: Poems for Children About Feeling Special, Appreciating Others, and Getting Along

Free Spirit Publishing, 2007

From the author of Make Someone Smile , this delightful collection of 26 rhyming poems is perfect for reading aloud. The themes—being kind, solving problems, learning from mistakes, telling the truth, dealing with feelings, making decisions, being a friend, and more—are clear, understandable, and relevant to the everyday lives of young children.


Looking for the Good Stuff: A Guide to Enjoying and Appreciating Life
Bob New, Kathleen Rich-New

Clarity Works!, 2003

Not unlike "The Secret" and the Law of Attraction, "Looking for the Good Stuff" is about bringing the good things in your life in to clear focus. What you focus on is what you get. The questions you ask determine the answers you will receive. This universal law is born out by quantum physics and by Dr. Emoto's "Messages From The Water". We simply need to shift from the bad news of the day to "Looking for the Good Stuff."


BAPTISM & COMMUNION - Appreciating God's Artistry, 2012

                  Baptism and the Lord's Supper are two stunning pictures painted by the Master Artist. Due to disagreements within the Christian Church as to the nature of these symbols, we sometimes allow the debate to sidetrack us from gazing at their enormous beauty. BAPTISM & COMMUNION is a short book that clearly explains the Biblical issues, but then goes on to explore many of the facets of God's artistry displayed ...


Cultural Anthropology: Appreciating Cultural Diversity
Conrad Kottak

McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages, 2012

A leading name in anthropology, Conrad Philip Kottak continues to define student learning in the cultural anthropology course. Cultural Anthropology offers an up-to-date holistic introduction to general anthropology from the four-field perspective. Key themes of appreciating the experiences students bring to the classroom, appreciating human diversity , and appreciating the field of anthropology are showcased throughout the text. Focusing ...


Your Man is Wonderful: How to Appreciate Your Partner, Romance Your Differences, and Love the One You've Got
Noelle C. Nelson

Free Press, 2009

"Here's a secret about your man: He wants to please you. He wants to be your knight in shining armor. He wants to see the smile on your face that tells him he's worthy. He wants to be your wonderful man." This is what Dr. Noelle Nelson has discovered about a lot of men in relationships: they want to be there for their women and create the mutually supportive, fulfilling partnerships women dream of. The problem is, many women haven't learned how ...


The 12 Pillars of Project Excellence: A Lean Approach to Improving Project Results
Adil F. Dalal

Productivity Press, 2011

Asking tough questions about the current state of project management, The 12 Pillars of Project Excellence: A Lean Approach to Improving Project Results provides groundbreaking techniques to achieve excellence in project leadership that can result in six sigma type results or failure-free projects. It unveils novel solutions and breakthrough concepts—including project culture analysis, the five powers of project leadership, the power of ...


Appreciating Life As It Is: Living Well With Multiple Sclerosis

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013

The idea of appreciating life as it is may be new or even counterintuitive to some people. Appreciating has subtle shades of meaning, but I define it here as clarity and depth of understanding rather than evaluation. Synonymous with perceiving, recognizing, and realizing, it is the very opposite of denying, misinterpreting, and misunderstanding. It is simple, unadorned perception of whatever is, just as it is and nothing more. Multiple sclerosis ...



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