Millions across the globe have been inspired by 97-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch--World War II French Resistance fighter, model, actress, film producer, wine connoisseur, ballroom dancer, and yoga master. Named "Oldest Yoga Teacher" by Guinness World Records in 2012, Tao exemplifies her mantra: There Is Nothing You Cannot Do.
Dancing Light: The Spiritual Side of Being Through the Eyes of a Modern Yoga Master is an inspirational autobiography that shows us what is possible--that we each can live to our Highest Potential by inhaling life, exhaling strife and dancing to our own rhythm. Through Tao's reflections, we are given the gift of insights from almost a century of wisdom that can be applied to our modern-day challenges. We learn about her deep connection with nature and "secrets" to vitality while taking a soulful odyssey of love and loss, hope and joy, and ultimately the triumph of resilience.
There are no words to truly describe Peter’s latest, groundbreaking release, Equation of Time. A book by definition only, this epic collection of world-class photography showcases Peter’s most stunning visions from the world around us - 206 of which span up to an incredible 40 inches across. Narrowed down from over one million frames and representing over 30 years of Peter’s career, this impressive 106-pound book is a virtual gallery in itself.
Familiar Evil goes inside an investigation that sent shockwaves from Louisiana to London. When a young British businessman coincidentally connects with an American public relations consultant, the two end up working with authorities on an international criminal case that builds to an explosive conclusion.
Colossal. Stupendous. Epic. These adjectives, used by movie companies to hawk their wares, became clichés long ago. When used to describe the films of one director, they are accurate. More than any filmmaker in the history of the medium, Cecil B. DeMille mastered the art of the spectacle. In the process, he became a filmland founder. One hundred years ago, he made the first feature film ever shot in Hollywood and went on to become the most commercially successful producer-director in history.
DeMille told his cinematic tales with painterly, extravagant images. The parting of the Red Sea in The Ten Commandments was only one of these. There were train wrecks (The Greatest Show on Earth); orgies (Manslaughter); battles (The Buccaneer); Ancient Rome (The Sign of the Cross); Ancient Egypt (Cleopatra); and the Holy Land (The Crusades). The best of these images are showcased here, in Cecil B. DeMille: The Art of the Hollywood Epic.
This lavish volume opens the King Tut’s tomb of cinematic treasures that is the Cecil B. DeMille Archives, presenting storyboard art, concept paintings, and an array of photographic imagery. Historian Mark A. Vieira writes an illuminating text to accompany these scenes. Cecilia de Mille Presley relates her grandfather’s thoughts on his various films, and recalls her visits to his sets, including the Egyptian expedition to film The Ten Commandments.
Like the director’s works, Cecil B. DeMille: The Art of the Hollywood Epic is a panorama of magnificence—celebrating a legendary filmmaker and the remarkable history of Hollywood.
From one of top after-school programs in the nation, Girls Write Now, comes the next installment in the organization’s award-winning anthology series: a stunning collection of poetry and prose written by young women and their mentors in exploration of the theme of “Revolution.”
Distinguished twice by the White House as one of the nation’s best after-school arts and cultural organizations, and recently honored by Newsweek in an article on after-school programs that make a difference, Girls Write Now works to empower underserved teen girls in New York City by pairing them with professional women writers who serve as their personal mentors. (R)evolution showcases the best poetry, prose, and essays from the mentees and mentors of Girls Write Now on the theme of “Revolution,” and includes a bonus section of writing exercises and prompts for individuals and groups. Powerful and inspiring, (R)evolution showcases the brave new voices that are changing the world of literature, one girl at a time.
Miyamoto Musashi (1584 - 1645) was arguably the greatest swordsman who ever lived, a legendary figure whose methods of thought and strategy have been studied and adopted across a wide spectrum of society, from martial artists to military leaders to captains of industry. The iconic sword saint of Japan was clearly a genius, yet he was also a functional psychopath--ruthless, fearless, hyper-focused, and utterly without conscience. Shortly before he died, Musashi wrote down his final thoughts about life for his favorite student Terao Magonojo to whom Go Rin No Sho, his famous Book of Five Rings, had also been dedicated. He called this treatise Dokkodo, which translates as "The Way of Walking Alone." The book you hold in your hands is the definitive interpretation of Musashi's final work.
Readers are oftentimes subject to a single perspective about what some famous author from the past had to say, yet we are more holistic here. This treatise contains Musashi's original 21 precepts of the Dokkodo along with five different interpretations of each passage written from the viewpoints of a monk (Wilder), a warrior (Burrese), a teacher (Smedley), an insurance executive (Christensen), and a businessman (Kane). Each contributor has taken a divergent path from the others, yet shares the commonality of being a lifelong martial practitioner and published author. In this fashion you are not just reading a simple translation of Musashi's writing, you are scrutinizing his final words for deeper meaning. In them are enduring lessons for how to lead a successful and meaningful life.
Honor and accountability are linked together as a formula for great leadership, and a healthy mindset of accountability can inspire every team and organization to achieve a higher level of performance. The key is engaging with courage, commitment, and caring concern as opposed to motivation by fear, intimidation, and self-preservation.
From his early experiences as an Air Force jet fighter pilot and POW in the prison camps of Vietnam to an award-winning author, presenter, and leadership consultant, Lee Ellis shares his concerns about the lack of accountability in our culture and how you can apply a positive, proven accountability model to get better results as a leader.
Engage with Honor: Building a Culture of Courageous Accountability will unify your team so that you can focus on celebration rather than confrontation by sharing -
Why a lack of accountability leads to confusion and chaos.
Gripping personal leadership experiences from the Vietnam POW camps.
A proven model for creating a positive accountability culture.
Tips and practical tools to apply what you've learned.
Cooking with the Muse offers 150 nutritious international recipes with a plenitude of imaginative poetry about food and ingredients, along with enlightening literary essays, playful culinary and historical notes, and 200 beautiful full-color photographs. Here's a feast of words and images, with easy-to-follow steps for preparing individual dishes and whole meals.
Highlights fresh, local ingredients and encourages the use of seasonal produce, wild seafood, traditional fats, and healthy meat from pasture-raised animals.
Revels in flavors that are complex and global, ranging from Middle Eastern and Turkish to American Southwestern, from Vietnamese and Japanese to Italian and Indian.
Offers a delectable feast for the locavore or omnivore, novice cook or experienced chef -- a food lover's literary anthology and a poetry lover's cookbook.
Presents an anthology covering 3000 years; the equivalent of a complete book of original poems and poetic prose by the authors; and a complete book of original essays explaining key culinary poems and traditions.
Omnivores, Vegetarians, Gluten-Free, and Paleo eaters will all be excited by the dishes offered here. The broad range of recipes includes Blackberry Parfait; Hominy, Tomatillo, and Pepper Stew Baked in a Pumpkin; Cranberry-Glazed Roast Turkey (or Tempeh); Shepherd's Pie with Colcannon Topping; Ruby Red Cabbage Kraut; Goan Green Coconut Fish Curry; Fudgy Nibby Brownies; Warm-hearted Pea Cakes with Sesame Crust with Garlic Piquillo Pepper Sauce; Sping Onion Tart; I-Sold-My-Birthright Lentil Soup; Seared Tuna with Cherry Tomato and Purple Potato Sauce; Peach Indigo Blueberry Crisp; and Chocolate "Cherry-Ripe" Espresso Mousse Parfait.
Why did I do that!? What was I thinking? Behavior is a curious phenomenon and we may often wonder why we do the things we do. In short, it's because of our cells.
Our behavior, the decisions we make and the actions we take, are nothing more than cellular responses. How our cells interpret their immediate environment dictates how we respond to our environment. Studies of behavior show that often we are unaware of why we make the decisions we do, and that these decisions can be easily manipulated and influenced by subtle environmental cues. What may seem like a free will decision may indeed not be so. My cells made me do it, explains the phenomenon of behavior as a matter of cellular determinism.
Create meaningful relationships that translate to better business
Access to Asia presents a deeply insightful framework for today's global business leaders and managers, whether traveling from Toronto to Taipei, Baltimore to Bangalore, or San Francisco to Shanghai. Drawing from her extensive experience and global connections, author Sharon Schweitzer suggests that irrespective of their industry, everyone is essentially in the relationship business. Within Asia, building trust and inspiring respect are vital steps in developing business relationships that transcend basic contractual obligations. Readers will find in-the-trenches advice and stories from 80 regional experts in 10 countries, including China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, and Korea.
Discover the unique eight-question framework that provides rich interview material and insight from respected cultural experts
Track cultural progress over time and highlight areas in need of improvement with the Self-Awareness Profile
Learn the little-known facts, reports, and resources that help establish and strengthen Asian business relationships
Effective cross-cultural communication is mandatory for today's successful global business leaders. For companies and individuals looking to engage more successfully with their counterparts in Asia, Access to Asia showcases the critical people skills that drive global business success.
Michelle refused to let a cancerous brain tumor end her dreams, so she boarded a ship for 105 epic days of adventure. Follow her on this inspiring journey around the world. Along the way, decode clues to locate an engraved object that is hidden somewhere on planet Earth. Can you solve the treasure hunt and claim the prize? As you read this travelogue you will circumnavigate the globe by ship. The journal is 144 pages of full color and contains flip movies, encoded riddles, puzzles, hundreds of small photographs from around the world, and 105 quotes and short stories that touch 40 ports in 28 countries on 6 continents. It is a great gift for anyone who loves geography, and will be a beautiful addition to your travel library.
Dark-haired 60s cult pop icon Pamela Tiffin debuted in Summer and Smoke (1961) and was a scene-stealing comedienne opposite James Cagney in Billy Wilder's One, Two, Three (1961) before becoming the queen of teenage drive-in movies in State Fair (1963), Come Fly with Me (1963), For Those Who Think Young (1964), The Lively Set (1964) and The Pleasure Seekers (1964).
After landing a sexy adult role opposite Paul Newman in Harper (1966), she went blonde and ran away to Italy to star in such films as Kiss the Other Sheik (1968), The Fifth Cord (1971) and Deaf Smith & Johnny Ears (1973). This thoroughly researched career retrospective pays tribute to the talented Tiffin, hailed by Cagney for her "remarkable flair for comedy," and addresses why she did not achieve superstardom. Interviews with co-stars, including Franco Nero, and film historians offer a behind-the-scenes look at her most popular films.
Today's workplace is a dynamic, ever-changing environment. Job security is a thing of the past, layoffs are common, and people change jobs and careers frequently. Students need to be prepared to adapt to the unexpected twists and turns they may face. CREATING CAREER SUCCESS helps students develop a self-directed, proactive, flexible plan to launch and manage their careers over the years to come, using the latest technological resources and job search strategies. Through a process of self-assessment, career exploration, and self-promotion students discover how to connect their skills, interests and values to a variety of possible careers, build relationships, and present themselves in the best possible light to potential employers. Most importantly, students are encouraged to keep their minds and options open, and to engage themselves fully in the career development process.
“You are a dynamic and sustainable system, coordinated power harnessed from within."
This foundational belief in expansion from within, to what Richerson calls "your whole self and your soul self," leads us back to the light, life, and love we are at our core. In this original exploration, the author shares 24 soular systems for radiant expansion in life and life's work for a whole new you, a whole new world, and a whole new way forward together.
These systems support a dynamic and sustainable life by reconnecting you to your essential self, journey, and truth -- what matters most. All Systems Go is a practical reference that will help you fine-tune your life. Inside you will find three sets of eight systems, each system comprised of eight momentum action pathways that are multidimensional in nature. Included with each system is a sample tool or practice from the SEEDS, STAR, and SEA system toolkits. These living systems welcome you into the experience of soul growth and expansion and offer an on-ramp to the future you.
Gender & Pop Culture provides a foundation for the study of gender, pop culture and media. This comprehensive, interdisciplinary text provides text-book style introductory and concluding chapters written by the editors, seven original contributor chapters on key topics and written in a variety of writing styles, discussion questions, additional resources and more. Coverage includes: Foundations for studying gender & pop culture (history, theory, methods, key concepts) Contributor chapters on media and children, advertising, music, television, film, sports, and technology Ideas for activism and putting this book to use beyond the classroom Pedagogical Features Suggestions for further readings on topics covered and international studies of gender and pop culture Gender & Pop Culture was designed with students in mind, to promote reflection and lively discussion. With features found in both textbooks and anthologies, this sleek book can serve as primary or supplemental reading in undergraduate courses across the disciplines that deal with gender, pop culture or media studies.
Running Toward Danger is a book that will shock you, give you chills, and make you cheer! It is one of the least-known and least-presented major awards offered by the Boy Scouts of America. But similar to the Eagle Scout medal, it also is highly celebrated--perhaps more.
It's the Honor Medal for Lifesaving.
In its various forms, it embodies the Medal of Merit for saving a life, the Honor Medal for doing so at personal risk, and the Honor Medal with crossed palms for extreme personal risk--all that has made Scouting an honored American icon for over a century. During those decades, a little more than a thousand of the highest medals have been awarded to Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Explorers, Venturers, Varsity Scouts, and adult volunteers. And every one of those rescues is an unforgettable story.
Featuring a remarkably unique and cutting edge layout with original Marvel-style imagery, Running Toward Danger is the first book that tells the extraordinary saga of Scouting's Honor Medal recipients and how the award itself transformed American life. It is the product of extensive original research into the BSA's national archives, vintage newspaper accounts, and interviews of recent recipients. The narrative includes more than 150 accounts of the most remarkable and hair-raising Honor Medal rescues of the last century. Also, it uncovers the crisis in the early days of the award that ultimately changed the direction of Scouting and brought intensive first aid, lifesaving, and safety training to the nation's youth.
Running Toward Danger is filled with extraordinary characters. First among equals is the buckskinned sophisticate, co-founder of Scouting, and friend of U.S. presidents, Daniel Carter Beard, who created the Honor Medal and then nearly drove it to disaster. But there also are hundreds of young men and women who find themselves in the most terrifying situations imaginable, fly into action, and not only survive but also save others in the process. It is a narrative that swings from a lonely, lightning-scorched mountain top to an isolated farmhouse, to crowded urban neighborhoods, to shark-filled waters-- each story presenting its own dangers that demands a clear-minded and smart strategy, requiring an abundance of bravery from its young rescuers.
For Scouts and their families these stories are the best lessons imaginable on what makes Scouting great and what the character-building training programs of the Boy Scouts of America develop in young people. But this also is a book for all Americans that celebrates the courage and resourcefulness of our nation's youth. You never will forget these remarkable stories of young people who, when met with the ultimate challenge, don't hesitate to run toward danger to help others.
Let’s face it: America’s alcohol laws are confusing. What’s true for one state is rarely true for its neighbor. In The Field Guide to Drinking in America author Niki Ganong has mixed together a survey of each state’s history with alcohol along with the current laws of the land, expertly blending it with the right amount of humor and sass to make it go down easy. Find out when bars make last call. Know how packaged liquor, beer and wine are sold in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. Plan ahead for the Sunday “blue laws” that can throw off your tailgate party. This book keeps thirsty travelers informed when they cross a state line and armchair travelers entertained as they consider the complexity and variety of state laws enacted since the repeal of Prohibition.
This beautiful and unique collectible cookbook will delight the GONE WITH THE WIND lover or aficionado. It contains recipes from the mid to late 1800's as well as ones served at Tarleton Oaks Bed and Breakfast, which the author and her late husband, "Gone With The Wind" actor, Fred Crane, owned and operated. Also included are movie stills, autographs, facts and anecdotes about GWTW cast members as well as original artwork by the author which compliments the book.
During his term in office, Nixon held thirteen jazz-related performances at the White House. This book pays homage to that handful of iconic entertainers who graced the East Room stage: singers Pearl Bailey, Peggy Lee, and Frank Sinatra; pianists Henry Mancini, Bobby Short, and Billy Taylor; New Orleans musicians Pete Fountain and Al Hirt; and the instrumental groups the Modern Jazz Quartet and the World's Greatest Jazz Band.
In assembling these profiles, the author drew on published sources as well as archival taped performances, transcribing everything from Nixon's introductory and closing remarks to the statements made by the stars to the reaction of the glitterati in the audience. For all the tunes played or sung, Faine provides details on their origins and the comments from attending journalists and critics. To be expected, the entertainers performed their signature songs: Henry Mancini played "Moon River," Peggy Lee sang "Fever," Pearl Bailey belted out "Hello, Dolly," and Frank Sinatra crooned "One for My Baby."
The Best Gig in Town offers a fresh view of the Nixon presidency, one rarely seen by ordinary Americans: a view of a White House at play with Nixon as genial and gracious host.
Part of the 5-star book series, Grief Diaries: Surviving Loss by Suicide shares the journeys of 12 people seeking to find hope and healing in the aftermath of losing a loved one to suicide. A three-time award-winning book, Surviving Loss by Suicide explores the impact on daily life faced by loved ones and offers firsthand accounts about facing the holidays, handling belongings, and more. Readers who share the same path will find comfort and compassion, family and friends will gain better understanding, and professionals will appreciate the rich spectrum of journeys narrated by writers from around the world. Learn more at www.GriefDiaries.com. Published by AlyBlue Media, a portion of proceeds from the retail sales of this book is donated to the nonprofit organization American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.