From the Senior Scholar-in-residence and Ambassador for the famed Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health comes an inspiring guide to finding your life’s purpose—what spiritual teachers call dharma—through mindfulness and self-exploration. Stephen Cope says that in order to have a fulfilling life you must discover the deep purpose hidden at the very core of your self. The secret to unlocking this mystery, he asserts, can be found in the pages of a two-thousand-year-old spiritual classic called the Bhagavad Gita—an ancient allegory about the path to dharma, told through a timeless dialogue between the fabled archer, Arjuna, and his divine mentor, Krishna. Cope takes readers on a step-by-step tour of this revered tale and highlights well-known Western lives that embody its central principles—including such luminaries as Jane Goodall, Walt Whitman, Susan B. Anthony, John Keats, and Harriet Tubman, along with stories of ordinary people as well. If you’re feeling lost in your own life’s journey, The Great Work of Your Life may help you to find and to embrace your true calling.Praise for The Great Work of Your Life “Keep a pen and paper handy as you read this remarkable book: It’s like an owner’s manual for the soul.”—Dani Shapiro, author of Devotion “A masterwork . . . You’ll find inspiration in these pages. You’ll gain a better appreciation of divine guidance and perhaps even understand how you might better hear it in your own life.”—Yoga Journal “I am moved and inspired by this book, the clarity and beauty of the lives lived in it, and the timeless dharma it teaches.”—Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart “A rich source of contemplation and inspiration [that] encourages readers . . . to discover and fully pursue their inner self’s calling.”—Publishers Weekly “Fabulous . . . If you have ever wondered what your purpose is, this book is a great guide to help you on your path.”—YogaHara
Published by: Bantam | Publication date: 09/25/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 306 pages
“This book continues the very high standard we have come to expect from ServiceTech Press. The book provides well-explained vendor-agnostic patterns to the challenges of providing or using cloud solutions from PaaS to SaaS. The book is not only a great patterns reference, but also worth reading from cover to cover as the patterns are thought-provoking, drawing out points that you should consider and ask of a potential vendor if you’re adopting a cloud solution.”--Phil Wilkins, Enterprise Integration Architect, Specsavers “Thomas Erl’s text provides a unique and comprehensive perspective on cloud design patterns that is clearly and concisely explained for the technical professional and layman alike. It is an informative, knowledgeable, and powerful insight that may guide cloud experts in achieving extraordinary results based on extraordinary expertise identified in this text. I will use this text as a resource in future cloud designs and architectural considerations.”--Dr. Nancy M. Landreville, CEO/CISO, NML Computer Consulting The Definitive Guide to Cloud Architecture and Design Best-selling service technology author Thomas Erl has brought together the de facto catalog of design patterns for modern cloud-based architecture and solution design. More than two years in development, this book’s 100+ patterns illustrate proven solutions to common cloud challenges and requirements. Its patterns are supported by rich, visual documentation, including 300+ diagrams. The authors address topics covering scalability, elasticity, reliability, resiliency, recovery, data management, storage, virtualization, monitoring, provisioning, administration, and much more. Readers will further find detailed coverage of cloud security, from networking and storage safeguards to identity systems, trust assurance, and auditing. This book’s unprecedented technical depth makes it a must-have resource for every cloud technology architect, solution designer, developer, administrator, and manager. Topic Areas
- Enabling ubiquitous, on-demand, scalable network access to shared pools of configurable IT resources
- Optimizing multitenant environments to efficiently serve multiple unpredictable consumers
- Using elasticity best practices to scale IT resources transparently and automatically
- Ensuring runtime reliability, operational resiliency, and automated recovery from any failure
- Establishing resilient cloud architectures that act as pillars for enterprise cloud solutions
- Rapidly provisioning cloud storage devices, resources, and data with minimal management effort
- Enabling customers to configure and operate custom virtual networks in SaaS, PaaS, or IaaS environments
- Efficiently provisioning resources, monitoring runtimes, and handling day-to-day administration
- Implementing best-practice security controls for cloud service architectures and cloud storage
- Securing on-premise Internet access, external cloud connections, and scaled VMs
- Protecting cloud services against denial-of-service attacks and traffic hijacking
- Establishing cloud authentication gateways, federated cloud authentication, and cloud key management
- Providing trust attestation services to customers
- Monitoring and independently auditing cloud security
- Solving complex cloud design problems with compound super-patterns
Published by: Prentice Hall | Publication date: 05/23/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 590 pages
In March 2015, the FDA released a warning that Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) may be associated with heart attack, stroke, and death. That warning has caused a lot of consternation and worry to those patients who are on or could need testosterone replacement in the future, and has put physicians who prescribe this therapy in an uncomfortable position. Feeling that the data that has been published on this topic may not support the position of the FDA, Dr. Robert Cope decided to write a book about this treatment and it's risks and benefits. This book specifically discusses the association of testosterone replacement with fertility, heart disease and stroke, benign prostatic hyperplasia, and prostate cancer, as well as the many benefits that testosterone replacement can bring for those who are low on testosterone.So, Is Testosterone Replacement Safe?Millions of men have a low testosterone level, and many of them suffer from tiredness, lack of energy, being overweight, having no libido, and feeling very little ambition. They may also have decreased muscle mass, bone density problems and depression. The treatment for this condition is testosterone replacement, and this treatment has benefitted millions of men. Since the FDA's controversial warning, men who are being treated with testosterone or who are in need of this therapy, and their doctors, are unsure of how they should proceed. Not everyone agrees with the FDA, and some experts have stated that not being treated may be a greater risk than those that the FDA has warned about. This new book, written by Robert Cope MD, explores this controversial subject and explains both sides of the issue. He has treated hundreds of men with testosterone deficiency, and has over 24 years of experience. In this book, he describes the causes of this problem, the benefits and risks of the treatment, and resolves the controversy by explaining the latest research. He also explains how testosterone affects the prostate and whether or not it impacts the development of prostate cancer.This excellent book is written for the layman and is easily understood, with stories from history as well as modern practical examples. While there are many books about the benefits of testosterone available, this is the one that explores the FDA's controversial warning and explains exactly what the actual concerns and risks are, and what the true situation is regarding the safety of Testosterone Replacement Therapy.
Published by: Robert Cope MD | Publication date: 01/27/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 42 pages
Atopic Dermatitis. Atopic Dermatitis types, causes, diagnosis, treatments, natural remedies. Understanding Atopic Dermatitis as a disease and learning how to cope with it.
Millions of people are suffering from Atopic Dermatitis. This is another very informative book by Robert Rymore. He continues with his interest in writing medical educational guides. This guide is intended to be a tool, one that will give you information and hopefully some pain relief. Skin is one of the most essential systems of an individual’s body. Our skin covers up the underlying body parts and systems and acts as a protective layer for essential internal elements of the body to function well even in the worst environmental conditions. Skin makes up the whole entity of a human being. Skin comes with a variety of diseases, contact dermatitis being one of them. These topics and a lot more are covered in the book:- Types of dermatitis.- Causes of Atopic Dermatitis- How is it diagnosed?- How can it be treated?- Why do you get it?- Natural remedies that work!- Prevention- Environmental control- Self Help Information- and much more.
Published by: IMB Publishing | Publication date: 09/23/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 124 pages
This wide-ranging collection of inspirational poetry and prose offers readers solace, perspective, and the courage to persevere.In times of personal hardship or collective anxiety, words have the power to provide comfort, meaning, and hope. The past year has seen a resurgence of poetry and inspiring quotes—posted on social media, appearing on bestseller lists, shared from friend to friend. Honoring this communal spirit, How Lovely the Ruins is a timeless collection of both classic and contemporary poetry and short prose that can be of help in difficult times—selections that offer wisdom and purpose, and that allow us to step out of our current moment to gain a new perspective on the world around us as well as the world within. The poets and writers featured in this book represent the diversity of our country as well as voices beyond our borders, including Maya Angelou, W. H. Auden, Danez Smith, Rumi, Emily Dickinson, Naomi Shihab Nye, Alice Walker, Adam Zagajewski, Langston Hughes, Wendell Berry, Anna Akhmatova, Yehuda Amichai, and Robert Frost. And the book opens with a stunning foreword by Elizabeth Alexander, whose poem “Praise Song for the Day,” delivered at the inauguration of President Barack Obama, ushered in an era of optimism. In works celebrating our capacity for compassion, our patriotism, our right to protest, and our ability to persevere, How Lovely the Ruins is a beacon that illuminates our shared humanity, allowing us connection in a fractured world.Includes poetry, prose, and quotations from: Elizabeth Alexander • Marcus Aurelius • Karen Armstrong • Matthew Arnold • Ellen Bass • Brian Bilston • Gwendolyn Brooks • Elizabeth Barrett Browning • Octavia E. Butler • Regie Cabico • Dinos Christianopoulos • Lucille Clifton • Ta-Nehisi Coates • Leonard Cohen • Wendy Cope • E. E. Cummings • Charles Dickens • Mark Doty • Thomas Edison • Albert Einstein • Ralph Ellison • Kenneth Fearing • Annie Finch • Rebecca Foust • Nikki Giovanni • Stephanie Gray • John Green • Hazel Hall • Thich Nhat Hanh • Joy Harjo • Václav Havel • Terrance Hayes • William Ernest Henley • Juan Felipe Herrera • Jane Hirshfield • John Holmes • A. E. Housman • Bohumil Hrabal • Robinson Jeffers • Georgia Douglas Johnson • James Weldon Johnson • Paul Kalanithi • Robert F. Kennedy • Omar Khayyam • Emma Lazarus • Li-Young Lee • Denise Levertov • Ada Limón • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow • Nelson Mandela • Masahide • Khaled Mattawa • Jamaal May • Claude McKay • Edna St. Vincent Millay • Pablo Neruda • Anaïs Nin • Olga Orozco • Ovid • Pier Paolo Pasolini • Edgar Allan Poe • Claudia Rankine • Adrienne Rich • Rainer Maria Rilke • Alberto Ríos • Edwin Arlington Robinson • Eleanor Roosevelt • Christina Rossetti • Muriel Rukeyser • Sadhguru • Carl Sandburg • Vikram Seth • Charles Simic • Safiya Sinclair • Effie Waller Smith • Maggie Smith • Tracy K. Smith • Leonora Speyer • Gloria Steinem • Clark Strand • Wisława Szymborska • Rabindranath Tagore • Sara Teasdale • Alfred, Lord Tennyson • Vincent van Gogh • Ocean Vuong • Florence Brooks Whitehouse • Walt Whitman • Ella Wheeler Wilcox • William Carlos Williams • Virginia Woolf • W. B. Yeats • Saadi Youssef • Javier Zamora • Howard Zinn
Published by: Spiegel & Grau | Publication date: 10/31/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 224 pages
Newly Diagnosed? Now What?: 153 Strategies to Help You Take Action and Cope After Your Medical Diagnosis
The diagnosis of a chronic medical condition is one of the most difficult challenges a person can face. Statistics suggest that more than 40% of the general population is affected, in some way, by a chronic medical issue. It seems likely, therefore, that many more people will, in the future, experience the shock of being diagnosed with a chronic medical problem.The good news is that it doesn't have to be a traumatic experience. It doesn’t have to mean that one's life is “over.” There are many things that can be done to minimize the impact of the diagnosis, and get back in control of one's life. This book will show how this can be done.Written by a psychologist with over 40 years of experience helping people deal with medical conditions, “Newly Diagnosed, Now What?” provides many of the most important "how to" strategies that you can use to focus on what needs to be done, who to work with, and much more... to help you take action and cope following your medical diagnosis.
Publication date: 12/25/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 195 pages
Dealing With Jealousy, Insecurity and Trust Issues: How To Deal With Feeling Jealous, Insecure and Untrusting In Relationships (Relationship Skills For Creating Love That Lasts Book 5)
Is your relationship struggling due to insecurities, envy, and trust or jealousy issues? Why don’t you trust your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife? Why don’t they trust you? Do you feel rejected and abandoned? Is your partner expressing that they feel rejected or abandoned? Does it seem like you are caught in a power struggle that revolves around spending time with your partner?Jealousy, insecurity and mistrust can be a complex entanglement of many things. This book can show you how to get the pile of entangled negative emotions that are damaging your life and relationship untangled. Ashley Rosebloom, Rayan Help and Robert Rain have helped tens of thousands of people all over the world learn how to deal with difficult issues related to being in intimate relationships. If you apply the wisdom found in this Kindle book combination, over time, you will discover that your life will change for the better. Testimonies From These Kindle Books About Jealousy, Insecurities and TrustMichelle"I think it is fair to say that everyone suffers from jealousy at some point in a relationship during their lifetime. The real difficulties begin when you aren't able to get your jealousy under control. Jealousy, by Robert Rain, offers excellent support and advice for how to cope with these problems, both for the sufferer and for their partner. This last aspect is what makes the book a more worthwhile read."Castle"My recent relationship was plagued with jealousy because of my boyfriend's trust issue and I told him many times that he should stop being so jealous. We talked about it a lot and I figured that his issues stemmed from his insecurities and that was the main thing he needed to work on - try to stop being so insecure. This book helped him rebuild his trust in people and we are a much happier couple now."Matt"I like how condensed the information was for someone to regain the trust in a relationship. It's really simple and this guide simplifies what people tend to make so complicated. Be your word and show your partner that this is a fresh new start. The author demonstrates how you can simply maintain the trust with the small daily activities you do. Excellent read." The only way to succeed at making change in your life is through being kind and forgiving of yourself during the process. There’s no way that you are going to do all of the suggested things in these books right... all of the time. The key to change is found in letting go of your mistakes and trying again and again, until you get things right.Another important factor in the process of overcoming being jealous or insecure in your relationship is having a partner who is willing to be compassionate and understanding of the things you struggle with.As much as you don’t want to admit to your partner that you are a having issues with jealousy and insecurity, you are going to have to be vulnerable, and share with your partner from your heart about what is going on with you.If the person you are with is committed to working on your relationship together, there will be an attitude of understanding and willingness present. If your partner is not willing to work on these issues with you, then you should still work hard on them by yourself.Get this book now while it is offered at an introductory price.Tags: dealing with jealousy, dealing with insecurity, dealing with mistrust, relationship jealousy, relationship insecurities, relationship trust issues, how to stop being insecure, how to stop being jealousy, how to build trust, how to regain trust, how to grow trust, intimate relationships, how to deal with jealousy, deal with jealous spouse, deal with jealous boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife, partner, overcoming insecurities, how to overcome being insecure, how to trust again, how to deal with an insecure partner, how to cope with jealousy, cope with envy, coping with insecurities, coping with je
Published by: J. Christo | Publication date: 07/20/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 110 pages
RA - Rheumatoid Arthritis. Managing Rheumatoid Arthritis. How to effectively cope with rheumatoid arthritis: pain relief, treatment, diet and remedies.
Millions of people are suffering from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and are looking for pain relief and treatments. Rheumatoid arthritis is a painful and distressing condition that blights the lives of sufferers. The aim of this book is to explain the many different treatments and remedies that are available to sufferers.Arthritis in general and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) in particular have stopped making headlines in the newspapers or medical journals for almost two decades now. This doesn’t mean that the disease has stopped confronting people or there is somewhat less number of people being affected from it. The truth is people have accepted it as a harsh reality of life and now they are trying to deal with it. This book is aimed for people who want to make necessary adjustments in their life that can enable them to live a full life despite having RA. By learning more about rheumatoid arthritis, it’s causes and the steps that can be taken to better manage the condition, the reader can learn about the various methods that are available to treat and manage rheumatoid arthritis more effectively. This is another very informative book by Robert Rymore. He continues with his interest in writing medical educational guides. This guide is intended to be a tool, one that will give you a lot of helpful information and hopefully some pain relief.
Published by: IMB Publishing | Publication date: 05/11/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 120 pages
Learn to raise a self-disciplined child who is confident, independent . . . and happy.Raising a Self-Disciplined Child is the groundbreaking book parents have been waiting for--a remarkably positive approach to a style of discipline that builds children up-from the acclaimed authors of Raising Resilient Children. Filled with realistic, practical strategies and sample scenarios, it shows you ways to teach children of any age, from preschool to adolescence, the value of self-control, self-reliance, and self-assurance--the all-important skills that will last a lifetime.Praise for Raising Resilient Children“Practical and clear in its suggestions, direct and supportive in its tone, Raising Resilient Children is the perfect book for parents searching for a caring method to help their children grow into healthy, loving, and mature adults.”--William Pollack, Ph.D., author of Real Boys“Brooks and Goldstein help mothers and fathers focus on their child's strengths, not on his or her weaknesses. The result is a happier, more resilient child.”--Michael Thompson, Ph.D., author of i>Raising Cain
Published by: McGraw-Hill Education | Publication date: 04/22/2004Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 306 pages
Responding to families’ questions and fears with compassion.Typically the patient—and his or her course of treatment—are the natural focal points when it comes to Alzheimer’s disease (AD). But Alzheimer’s is an equally debilitating illness for family members and caregivers who must come to terms with its far-reaching emotional and physical burdens.In this handbook, clinicians are taught how to navigate the many interpersonal issues at the heart of AD—that is, how to work with the families and friends of the patient. Santulli addresses everything from how to respond compassionately to their likely questions and concerns, how to clearly explain symptoms and risk factors, when to suggest consultation with a geriatric specialist, and how to sensitivelydiscuss issues of long-term treatment and care.
Published by: W. W. Norton & Company | Publication date: 10/31/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 247 pages