Lost Connections

Lost Connections
Author : Johann Hari
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 336
Release : 2020-11-12
ISBN 10 : 9781526634085
ISBN 13 : 1526634082
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lost Connections Book Description:

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER 'A book that could actually make us happy' SIMON AMSTELL 'This amazing book will change your life' ELTON JOHN 'One of the most important texts of recent years' BRITISH JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE 'Brilliant, stimulating, radical' MATT HAIG 'The more people read this book, the better off the world will be' NAOMI KLEIN 'Wonderful' HILLARY CLINTON 'Eye-opening' GUARDIAN 'Brilliant for anyone wanting a better understanding of mental health' ZOE BALL 'A game-changer' DAVINA MCCALL 'Extraordinary' DR MAX PEMBERTON 'Beautiful' RUSSELL BRAND Depression and anxiety are now at epidemic levels. Why? Across the world, scientists have uncovered evidence for nine different causes. Some are in our biology, but most are in the way we are living today. Lost Connections offers a radical new way of thinking about this crisis. It shows that once we understand the real causes, we can begin to turn to pioneering new solutions – ones that offer real hope.

Missing Connections

Missing Connections
Author : J Douglas Kenyon
Publisher : Atlantis Rising
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2016-02-01
ISBN 10 : 9780990690429
ISBN 13 : 0990690423
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Missing Connections Book Description:

Considered by many to be the magazine of record for ancient mysteries, future science, and unexplained anomalies, Atlantis Rising® provides some of the most astounding reading to be found anywhere. This is a book for those who want more: those who go against the grain of "accepted" history, who dare to doubt the truth of the truth makers. For hundreds of years, human lore's legacy has been passed down without question. But there are missing connections, giant question marks, and links that cannot be ignored. What if Columbus didn't discover America? What if Egyptians visited the Grand Canyon? What if Jesus and Horus were one and the same? What if history was much more colorful than the accepted black and white? There are those who would shun such questions or choose to be colorblind in a potentially more colorful world. But for those in search of missing connections, we offer this collection of 33 essays by the most educated critical thinkers of our time. Missing Connections promotes awareness of the many hues that fill the world, some of which may be hard to see unless they are properly pointed out. Editor J. Douglas Kenyon has culled from the pages of Atlantis Rising® magazine this compilation of concise and well-illustrated articles by world-class researchers and theoreticians like Frank Joseph, Steven Sora, Philip Coppens, Robert M. Schoch, William Stoecker, John Kettler, and many others, who offer thought-provoking insights into a world that is much more colorful than we ever imagined.

Missed Connections

Missed Connections
Author : Sophie Blackall
Publisher : Workman Publishing
Total Pages : 128
Release : 2011-09-22
ISBN 10 : 9780761168645
ISBN 13 : 0761168648
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Missed Connections Book Description:

In her first book for adults, the artist Sophie Blackall creates a deeply felt, poignant book about love—a book that captures the mystery, the yearning, at times the cosmic humor behind the “what if?” of a missed connection. Like a message in a bottle, a “missed connection" classified (usually posted on a website) is an attempt however far-fetched, by one stranger to reach another on the strength of a remembered glance, smile, or blue hat. The anonymous messages are hopeful and hopeless, funny and sad. Ms. Blackall, award-winning illustrator of Ruby’s Wish and Big Red Lollipop, has turned some of the most evocative (or hilarious) of them into exquisite paintings. Missed Connections is a collection of illustrated love stories. There’s “We Shared a Bear Suit.” “If Not for Your Noisy Tambourine.” “Hairy Bearded Swimmer.” Each is told in the shorthand of a “missed connection,” and then illustrated in Chinese ink and watercolor. The paintings are extraordinary: delicate yet full of feeling, each springing from one little detail of the post into a fully imagined world. Each brings the voyeuristic pleasure of watching love at first sight, and the pleasure of watching an artist discover a fresh new way to tell a story. And not all the connections are missed. Hidden in the book are three pieces that conjure up the magic of love found.

Missed Connections

Missed Connections
Author : Brian Francis
Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2021-08-17
ISBN 10 : 9780771038150
ISBN 13 : 0771038151
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Missed Connections Book Description:

An entertaining and moving memoir about coming out, looking inwards, and the search for connection, inspired by the responses to a personal ad. A Loan Stars Top 10 Pick of the Month and one of Daily Hive's 10 Essential LGBTQ2+ Books to Celebrate Pride. In 1992, Brian Francis placed a personal ad in a local newspaper. He was a twenty-one-year-old university student, still very much in the closet, and looking for love. He received twenty-five responses, but there were thirteen letters that went unanswered and spent years tucked away, forgotten, inside a cardboard box. Now, nearly thirty years later, and at a much different stage in his life, Brian has written replies to those letters. Using the letters as a springboard to reflect on all that has changed for him as a gay man over the past three decades, Brian's responses cover a range of topics, including body image, aging, desire, the price of secrecy, and the courage it takes to be unapologetically yourself. Missed Connections is an open-hearted, irreverent, often hilarious, and always bracingly honest examination of the pieces of our past we hold close -- and all that we lose along the way. It is also a profoundly affecting meditation on how Brian's generation, the queer people who emerged following the generation hit hardest by AIDS, were able to step out from the shadows and into the light. In an age when the promise of love is just a tap or swipe away, this extraordinary memoir reminds us that our yearning for connection and self-acceptance is timeless.

Fake Missed Connections

Fake Missed Connections
Author : Brett Fletcher Lauer
Publisher : Catapult
Total Pages : 225
Release : 2016-01-01
ISBN 10 : 9781619027633
ISBN 13 : 1619027631
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fake Missed Connections Book Description:

Your wife is having an affair with my husband. It has caused some trouble in my marriage and I thought you should know. One phone call in December 2005 begins the compelling, unpredictable story of Fake Missed Connections. A child of divorce with an already fragile sense of trust, Lauer unravels at the betrayal, begins divorce proceedings, and moves back to Brooklyn where he spends too much time alone, fixated on the idea that a murderer from 1898 might be haunting his apartment. Eventually, as he starts to peruse online dating profiles, he becomes obsessed with "missed connections" precisely because they provide what online dating doesn't: a story. He begins writing phony missed connections to post on Craigslist and, though he feels a stab of guilt when he posts them, he is hopelessly intrigued by the responses he receives. Real documents illuminate Brett's dating adventures, from love (and hate) letters and instant message conversations to Brett's online dating profile and wedding announcement. Fake Missed Connections is an unconventional yet deeply moving look at the modern search for love, the ways in which we fail to communicate, and the quest for a genuine moment of connection.

Missed Connections 1 3

Missed Connections 1 3
Author : Jeffe Kennedy
Publisher : Jeffe Kennedy
Total Pages :
Release : 2018-02-01
ISBN 10 : 9781945367274
ISBN 13 : 194536727X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Missed Connections 1 3 Book Description:

The first three books of the Missed Connections romance series, now combined into a single volume. Last Dance It was five minutes. His hand on the small of her back. His eyes watching like there was no one else in the crowded club. His body a breath away from hers. A kiss full of heat and need and promise. But then the stranger disappears. And Charlotte Emory can’t forget him. Worse, according to the dating Rules she and her four best friends swear by, all she can do is post an ad online. No names, no numbers. Just a missed connection – and the hope he’ll meet her, and see where another dance leads. Except Mr. Mystery has his game, too, and he isn’t playing for only one night. He tempts Charley into a daring exploration of power, lust, and suspense, where even the most innocent requests sound indecent…and the indecent ones make her burn all night. If she plays by the Rules, they’ll never get past teasing each other. But rules were made to be broken… With a Prince The guy on the train is just Marcia’s type. A face like an angel, a scent like raw honey, treats her like he has a white horse and suit of armor stowed in his messenger bag. Perfect. Too perfect. No guy like that would be interested in prim, awkward Marcia, notorious goody-goody and a twentysomething still clutching her v-card. She’s been following rules her whole life—but somewhere, the game changed. And left her behind. So when she meets Damien, with his rumbling motorbike, gleaming piercings, and wicked imagination, she doesn’t care that he’s the exact opposite of “her type.” Her type would never dare her into such shocking, fiendishly inventive adventures—and she can’t wait to say yes. Yes to whiskey in the middle of a workday. Yes to letting her hands roam over his body from the back of his bike. Yes to a fling full of wild abandon and absolutely no long-term potential. Except Damien’s not just the straightforward bad boy she imagined. And as they burn through Chicago’s nights, Marcia can’t shake the fear that this happiness is just another fairy tale. Since Last Christmas This Christmas, Amy is getting what she wants. Her career in fashion design is taking off. Her boyfriend Brad is the dictionary definition of a catch. Soon he’ll buy the massive diamond that makes it official: she’s nobody’s hard luck case anymore. Her old friend Jon ought to understand. A decade ago he was the other scholarship kid with a crap family. He got her quirks, her insecurities, her rules, her passions. Now he swears she’s not really happy, and she’s forgotten something that proves it. When Amy throws away everything she’s worked for with one impulsive, impossible word, she’s horrified she’s proved Jon right…and strangely, secretly excited. That he knows more than the past she wants to forget — he knows what heats her up, what makes her heart race. But remembering what she’s forgotten since last Christmas might mean breaking all the rules…

Digital Information Processing and Communications Part II

Digital Information Processing and Communications  Part II
Author : Vaclav Snasael
Publisher : Springer
Total Pages : 549
Release : 2011-06-28
ISBN 10 : 9783642224102
ISBN 13 : 3642224105
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Information Processing and Communications Part II Book Description:

This two-volume-set (CCIS 188 and CCIS 189) constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference on Digital Information Processing and Communications, ICDIPC 2011, held in Ostrava, Czech Republic, in July 2011. The 91 revised full papers of both volumes presented together with 4 invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 235 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on network security; Web applications; data mining; neural networks; distributed and parallel processing; biometrics technologies; e-learning; information ethics; image processing; information and data management; software engineering; data compression; networks; computer security; hardware and systems; multimedia; ad hoc network; artificial intelligence; signal processing; cloud computing; forensics; security; software and systems; mobile networking; and some miscellaneous topics in digital information and communications.

Working the Margins of Community Based Adult Learning

Working the Margins of Community Based Adult Learning
Author : Shauna Butterwick
Publisher : Springer
Total Pages : 192
Release : 2016-07-08
ISBN 10 : 9789463004831
ISBN 13 : 9463004831
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Working the Margins of Community Based Adult Learning Book Description:

This volume gathers stories about how various art and creative forms of expression are used to enable voices from the margins, that is, of underrepresented individuals and communities, to take shape and form. Voice is not enough; stories and truths must be heard, must be listened to. And so the stories gathered here also speak to how creative processes enable conditions for listening and the development of empathy for other perspectives, which is essential for democracy. The chapters, including some that describe international projects, illustrate a variety of art-making practices such as poetry, visual art, film, theatre, music, and dance, and how they can support individuals and groups at the edges of mainstream society to tell their story and speak their truths, often the first steps to valuing one’s identity and organizing for change. Some of the authors are community-based artists who share stories thus bringing these creative endeavors into the wider conversation about the power of arts-making to open up spaces for dialogue across differences. Art practices outlined in this book can expand our visions by encouraging critical thinking and broadening our worldview. At this time on the earth when we face many serious challenges, the arts can stimulate hope, openness, and individual and collective imaginations for preferred futures. Inspiration comes from people who, at the edges of their community, communicate their experience.

Becoming a Family Counselor

Becoming a Family Counselor
Author : Thomas W. Blume
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages : 432
Release : 2006-03-31
ISBN 10 : 9780471780731
ISBN 13 : 0471780731
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Becoming a Family Counselor Book Description:

A complete and accessible resource for working with couples andfamilies Becoming a Family Counselor sets a new standard for family therapytexts. Working from a broad historical orientation, it focuses onthe common themes that reappear across various theoreticalapproaches and connects family practice with individual approaches.Crossing boundaries of generation, gender, race, and culture, thisuseful introduction presents current thinking related to today'spractice issues. The text begins with an overview of couple and family counseling,emphasizing the diversity and unity in the field. The developmentof the field is examined, from its roots in the nineteenth centurythrough its identity crisis in the 1980s. Subsequent chapters layout an integrated approach to contemporary family research, theory,and therapy; core chapters focus on understanding the contributionsof behavioral, organizational, narrative, emotional, and spiritualperspectives. The last section of the book offers practicalchapters on conducting family therapy in organizational contextsthat often define the client in individual terms. Readers areencouraged to balance a change orientation with a respect forcontinuity and tradition. Complete with illuminating case studies, self-evaluation exercises,suggestions for independent study, and current ethics codes,Becoming a Family Counselor is a dynamic resource suitable for bothstudents and practicing mental health professionals.