Holding On

Holding On

Author: Jo Evans Lynn

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 9781625161116

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

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Set in rural South Carolina and urban North Carolina, in the novel Holding On: A Parable of Faith and Strength, we watch Sister Fullmore emerge through a very untypical childhood to become a very untypical woman. The book begins on her first day of school, where we see hints of the smart, sassy young woman she becomes. From a father who drinks his family into a life of poverty, to brothers who leave her to fend for herself, Sister's expectations for the male population are pretty low. Somehow, it seems the men in her life live "down" to those expectations. Her Grandma Hester tells her, "Pick your man, don't let a man pick you. That way you know what you're getting." Her mother's advises, "Don't fall in love with a man just because of his looks unless he has enough money to buy you a house." In all her sixteen years of living, Sister hasn't met one man who tempted her to forget that advice. Then she meets a fine piece of chocolate manhood named Joe Ervin Evans... A liquor house wasn't a place where a man figured on meeting the woman of his dreams, and finding a wife was the last thing on Joe's mind that night. Until he meets Sister, his smile has never failed to make a woman's heart melt. Undaunted by her seeming lack of interest in him, he sets out to convince this pretty little woman that she is going to be his.

Holding On While Letting Go

Holding On While Letting Go

Author: Carl Pickhardt

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780757324239

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

View: 581

Harvard-trained psychologist and Psychology Today parenting expert Carl Pickhardt gives parents an eye-opening look at what to expect on rocky road of middle school and high school, revealing the Four Freedoms that every child must master to become a healthy adult--and how parents can adapt, encourage, and grow themselves during these tumultuous times. Parenting a teenager is not for the faint of heart. It is during these roller-coaster years that frustrated parents find themselves at their wits' end, barely even recognizing their offspring as they move through the teen years. Carl Pickhardt, Harvard-trained psychologist and the voice of reason behind Psychology Today's advice column, "Surviving (Your Child's) Adolescence," shares critical insights and practical tools that parents need to know as their children move through the teen years toward independence and adulthood. There's a reason the road is rocky--it's supposed to be. Children must pass through "four unfolding freedoms" in order to become competent, independent, and confident adults. How easily parents can navigate these twists and turns with less hand-holding, angst, and hitting the brakes directly correlates to how successful their children will be. The four unfolding freedoms are these: 1) freedom from rejection of childhood, around the late elementary school years, when they want to stop acting and being treated as children anymore. 2) freedom of association with peers, around the middle school years, when they want to form a second family of friends. 3) freedom for older experimentation, around the high school years, when they want to try more grown-up activities. 4) freedom to claim emancipation, around the college age years, when they decide to become their own ruling authority. With each successive push for freedom, both parents and teens need to learn how to do less holding on to each other while doing more letting go. Dr. Carl Pickhardt will show them the way with compassion, experience, and time-tested guidance.

Letting Go of Holding On

Letting Go of Holding On

Author: D. Duquette

Publisher: D. Duquette


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

View: 887

April had the perfect family, children that loved her and a husband that adored her. Happy and grateful for the life they built together, one bad decision turns her world upside down. Just when she thinks things can't get any worse, she receives a letter that threatens to change life as she knows it, once again. Follow this incredible mother through her raw experiences with trauma. Admire the way she copes with her pain. Laugh with her humor and cry with her sorrow. This powerful story will surely tug at your heartstrings.

Holding On: If you have to "stop" something, surely that means that it must have already "started?"

Holding On: If you have to

Author: Anthony Vincent Bruno

Publisher: Independent


Category: Social Science

Page: 114

View: 329

The finality of abortion can threaten the human mind with devastating consequences. This fictitious work does not judge anyone. Every circumstance is unique to the parent, or parents. Holding on is the tale of a man haunted by a botched abortion he did little to prevent. As he walks an empty beach, he meets his future self, who has questions to ask of him?

Thriving Through Change

Thriving Through Change

Author: Elaine Biech

Publisher: American Society for Training and Development

ISBN: 1562864645

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 254

View: 132

This title is designed to help today's change leaders and change agents efficiently move their organizations through change initiatives. This is not a book of theories, but practical strategies filled with templates, checklists, and on the ground guidance.

Apples for Addicts and Alcoholics

Apples for Addicts and Alcoholics

Author: James Page Jr.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781453545515

Category: Self-Help

Page: 120

View: 327

This mission/movement is laid out some in the book . This is a spiritual journey that seek empowerment for the people . The have nots can have alot . Apples For All - is the slogan that is like occupy wall street and other cause that want equeal life for all , not 1% over 99% . Please be apart of this movement to up lift people . We seek to come up without knocking others down . Apples for all , rise and be wise , devil desprise and love is the prize . This movement will move mountains and our goal is high enough , its time to get tough knowing life has been rough on us . Its a time . its our time

Journeys of the Soul

Journeys of the Soul

Author: Daron Kenneth

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781463451417

Category: Poetry

Page: 155

View: 125

Journeys of the Soul is a poignant documentary of the author''s search to find a connection with an often confusing world of life, love and relationships. Powerful and moving, the poetry leads the reader to one inexplicable conclusion: surviving in the real world can lead to a truth that is sometimes stranger than fiction. Heart rendering and satirical, Journeys of the Soul is fascinating from cover to cover.