“In this deft, honest work, writer-illustrator Penfold documents how she traveled from successful businesswoman to abused wife and back again.” —Publishers Weekly Rosalind B. Penfold is an appealing, successful thirty-five-year-old businesswoman running her own company when her parents, worried that she works too hard, invite her to a country picnic-party one weekend. There she meets widower Brian and is swept off her feet. Romantic and exuberant, with four loving children, Brian seems like everything a woman could possibly want, and Roz falls deeply in love. But soon Roz begins to notice troubling signs that Brian is not what he seems. A pattern of lies and petty cruelties begins to emerge that, over the course of their decade together, comes to encompass a litany of physical, mental, and sexual abuse appalling in its scope and malevolence. Often too traumatized and ashamed to admit the true extent of what she is experiencing, Roz instead pours her anguish into a series of graphic diaries that provide a touching, profoundly shocking, and completely original portrait of domestic abuse. An extraordinary visual testimony, Dragonslippers presents the many warning signs of abuse and offers a frank examination of the psychology of both abusers and victims. Above all, this is the story of a woman who fights for and finds the strength to break free.
When a loving and respectful parent-child relationship is the foundation for parenting and discipline the result is well-behaved, thoughtful, and socially conscious children.
This book focuses on what parents can do, and more importantly how they can be with their children in order to create an atmosphere where children choose pro-social behaviors. The behaviors are not created from a place of fear or even traditional discipline, but from 20 simple principles parents can implement in a variety of circumstances from infancy to young adulthood. Following these principles parents can positively impact the behavior of their children, enhance the parent-child relationship, increase their parenting-esteem, and promote lifelong relational skills in their children. The principles come from the perspectives of children, and have an inherent simplicity that is focused on the parent-child relationship. Following these child-centered principles fosters parent-child relationships based in love and respect.
Each of the four Tarot Queens in this empowering year-long system represent an archetypal part of our personalities as well as our experience of being human. Detailed explanations of each archetype, and workbook-style exercises and practical tips are provided for aligning with and balancing the energies of each Queen.We derive inspiration from the Queen of WandsPassion comes from the Queen of SwordsLove from the Queen of CupsAbundance from the Queen of PentaclesThe Queen Up system blends various metaphysical teachings and psychological concepts to empower women to navigate life’s most challenging situations. In part one, the basic tenets of the system are reviewed; part two introduces us to the four Tarot Queens that embody the essential qualities for creating wholeness, and readers will be taught how to access their energies as well as look at common obstacles; and part three provides a year’s supply of weekly exercises to help readers develop intuition and manifestation.The Queens serve as a symbol of the potential of every woman. Angela Kaufman helps readers unlock this potential to harness and express their dream lives.
Harness the power of a positive attitude!The good news is that your attitude is completely in your own hands; you choose whether you listen to the old defeatist voices in your life or you intend to chart an entirely new course. Choose from an array of proven strategies to reshape your attitudes. Learn mental tactics to keep your attitude steady, no matter what!You can bring more happiness into your life!Happiness is ultimately up to you. Much of it is not determined by genetics, nor by circumstances; it is completely under your control! A life of consistent happiness is developed over time, so don't expect it to overwhelm you overnight. Yet, if you continue to use your happiness muscles and set your attitudes toward the positive side of the dial, you will build habits that lead to an overall state of happiness.Learn to balance your inner life so that happiness becomes your default mode. Don’t just wish for happiness, actively plan for it. Discover what you can do every day to reduce stress, feel great, and live your life with happy passion!Discover a life of happiness, governed by uplifting attitudes.Enjoy the bright side of life: Buy It Now!
Whether you’re nervous about that job interview or vaguely anxious about the future, it’s easy to feel rattled not just by external circumstances, but by a fearful mind. However, you can learn to turn your anxious moments into opportunities to find inner peace. By making a habit of calmly addressing your stress, you can rise above life’s uncertainties.
This collection has been designed to bring calm and tranquility to your inner world no matter where you are.
This collection can help you:
Reduce your anxiety levels
Easily manage stress
Start feeling better nowThe audio book includes
Chapters 1 to 3: Meditations
Chapters 4 to 5: Daytime Affirmations
Chapters 6 to 7: Subliminal Affirmations
Listen to the subliminal affirmations on a low volume either before or during sleep.
Set yourself free from the burden of fears and tension by taking responsibility for your mental health. Use this program to build up your resilience day-by-day to anxiety and stress, starting now.
The Self Esteem Solutions: The Ultimate Guide to Boosting Your Self-Esteem, Learn Effective Strategies and Helpful Advice to Improve Your Self-Esteem and Gain ConfidenceEsteem might seem like a simple word but it carries so much weight, especially when pertaining to ourselves. We often put so much worth and value into people we respect. We have esteemed colleagues, we have esteem for the leaders in our community or maybe esteem for personalities that we admire. But sometimes, we fail to apply esteem within ourselves.This is important because our self-esteem has a huge impact on our lives and the impacts can be long-term. Low self-esteem can cause anxiety, depression, and can impact our relationships with other people, our work and may increase our vulnerability to drug and alcohol abuse. So it is important to take steps to strengthen your self-esteem.This audiobook will teach you all about having healthy self-esteem based on your ability to assess yourself accurately. This means realistically recognizing your strengths and weaknesses. This will also help you raise your self-esteem to levels that will enhance your life. In this audiobook, you will learn about the following:- Where Does Our Self-Esteem Come From?- What is Self-Esteem?- Do I Have Low Self-Esteem?- The Inner Voice- Positive Affirmations- Self-Nurturing- Calling Out "The Troops"- Positive Self-Talk- Your Environment- Kids and Self-Esteem- Coping With CriticismIt is never too late to build and improve your self-esteem. You need high self-esteem to truly start enjoying your life.If you want to know how you can improve your self-esteem in just one weekend, scroll up and click "add to cart" now!
This true story of literary stardom and sudden tragedy is “a riveting book, shattering and shot through with the powerful poignancy of a life undone” (Detroit News).
Raintree County, the first novel by Ross Lockridge, Jr., was the publishing event of 1948. Excerpted in Life magazine, it was a Book-of-the-Month Club Main Selection, won MGM’s Novel Award and a movie deal, and stood at the top of the nation’s bestseller lists. Unfortunately, Lockridge’s first novel was also his last. Two months after its publication the thirty-three-year-old author from Bloomington, Indiana, took his own life. His son Larry was five years old at the time.
Shade of the Raintree is Larry’s search for an understanding of his father’s baffling act. In this powerfully narrated biography, Larry Lockridge uncovers a man of great vitality, humor, love, and visionary ambition, but also of deep vulnerability. The author manages to combine a son’s emotional investments with a sleuth’s dispassionate inquiry. The result is “a book that is, in its own way, as remarkable and compelling as Raintree County” (Milwaukee Journal).
“Larry Lockridge here faces the double tasking of writing a biography of his father and of finding out what drove him to a ruthless act of self-destruction. An immensely moving book, deserving of the Pulitzer Prize.” —Kirkus Reviews
This edition includes a new preface by the author.
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