Unfolding My Wild Precious Life

This book will propel you toward change while helping you unfold into your wild and precious life.

Author: Anita Volikis

Publisher: Ygtmedia Company

ISBN: 1989716423


Page: 244

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Unfolding My Wild and Precious Life is a journey of transformation. Anita Volikis provides a vivid account of awakening into her true potential as well as her belief in the power of faith, inspired action, and relentless trust in herself and her life's path. Volikis teaches that even in the midst of great tragedy, joy and hope can be found and that it is never too late to be who you desire to be, who you were meant to be. It is okay to strip down the excessive façades and come home to yourself, in mind, body, and soul, and to know that your greatest lessons can sometimes be found in the simplest moments. Filled with profound reflections on childhood, womanhood, and motherhood, Volikis weaves tangible mindset and emotional-intelligence guidance within the story of her life's journey. She will propel you toward change while helping you unfold into your wild and precious life.

Your One Wild and Precious Life

I think I bottled my life. ... The worst thing about the whole saga is that every time I resolved to change my life, and then I didn't, ... the ordinary course of life, you measure how things are unfolding in ordinary time.

Author: Maureen Gaffney

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241988787

Category: Self-Help

Page: 416

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE IRISH BOOK AWARDS 2021 Once you've got a few decades on the clock, life can seem sort of cross-roadsy. Once you're no longer thinking of yourself as 'young', you may be looking back, thinking 'How did I get here?' And also looking ahead, wondering: 'What do I do now?' This realization that neither time nor choices are limitless is both daunting and exciting. This is the moment to take stock and figure out how to make the best of every precious moment of the rest of your life. And to develop the tools to be able to do so again and again. Your One Wild and Precious Life is an eye-opening account of this surprisingly liberating process. Using the latest ground-breaking research, leading psychologist Maureen Gaffney has written an inspiring and practical guide for getting to grips with time. Taking the key stages of our life - from infancy to old age - she explores what we learn at each stage. And, crucially, she explains how, no matter what has happened in the past, and what age you are, you can find a better route forward. Your One Wild and Precious Life is both profound and reassuring. It will transform your thinking, connect you with who you truly are and help you to reclaim control over your life. Crucially, it will empower you to face the future with optimism. It is a book to fundamentally alter your relationship with time and show you that every age can be your best age. 'A profound, important work; simultaneously wise, instructive and a love letter to humanity' IRISH TIMES

Wild and Precious Life

Hot tears rolled down my cheeks. The voice on the tape continued. “Serenity is the quality of being calm, clear, quiet, composed. Equanimity is the spacious stillness that accepts things just as they are unfolding moment to moment.

Author: Deborah Ziegler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501128530

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Written by Deborah Ziegler, the mother of Brittany Maynard—a twenty-nine-year-old woman with a terminal brain tumor—this touching and beautiful memoir captures and celebrates her daughter’s spirit and the mostly untold story of Brittany's last year of life as she chose her right to die with dignity, a journey that inspired millions. "Brittany’s story…will have a ready audience, and Deborah’s frank account of their struggles will be comforting to others facing this difficult decision" (Booklist). In this poignant, powerful book, Deborah Ziegler makes good on the promise she made to her only child: that she would honor her daughter and carry forward her legacy by sharing their story and offering hope, empowerment, and inspiration to the growing tens of millions of people who are struggling with end-of-life issues.

How to Live Well with Chronic Pain and Illness

It is, indeed, a moment of renewal, one in which I'm content to watch—in the words of the poet Mary Oliver—my “one wild and precious lifeunfold. Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air ...

Author: Toni Bernhard

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781614292630

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 352

View: 859


Comfort, understanding, and advice for those who are suffering--and those who care for them. Chronic illness creates many challenges, from career crises and relationship issues to struggles with self-blame, personal identity, and isolation. Beloved author Toni Bernhard addresses these challenges and many more, using practical examples to illustrate how mindfulness, equanimity, and compassion can help readers make peace with a life turned upside down. In her characteristic conversational style, Bernhard shows how to cope and make the most of life despite the challenges of chronic illness. Benefit from: • Mindfulness exercises to mitigate physical and emotional pain • Concrete advice for negotiating the everyday hurdles of medical appointments, household chores, and social obligations • Tools for navigating the strains illness can place on relationships Several chapters are directed toward family and friends of the chronically ill, helping them to understand what their loved one is going through and how they can help. Humorous and empathetic, Bernhard shares her own struggles and setbacks with unflinching honesty, offering invaluable support in the search to find peace and well-being.


... the gentle red-ribbed cage around my heart I believe you and I are not mistakes: we are stardust I believe in unfolding my own mythology like an origami swan, asking every day, “what will I do with my one wild and precious life?

Author: Zaedryn Meade

Publisher: PBS Publications

ISBN: 9781545721957

Category: Poetry


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Poetry. FERVOR: POEMS FROM THE EAST VILLAGE is a celebratory exploration of the rituals of love, loss, and desire. The collection sifts through the inner emotional landscape of the development of romance through chivalry and gender dynamics, following the destruction, mourning, and healing as relationships grow, change, and end. The urban textures of New York both amplify and distance human connection and relation as the city itself becomes a lover.

Careers Un ltd

Tell Me, what is it You Plan to Do with Your One Wild and Precious Life? ... Over time , as financial stability sets in , I am slowly unfolding more of my ideals and sourcing food from local suppliers , lots of it organic .

Author: Jonathan Robinson

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 1843040263

Category: Career education

Page: 177

View: 523


This careers book tells how it is outside of the limited work zone. It is bursting with stories of career pioneers, proving that you can earn good money doing good things.


It challenges us to examine whether we are living the life we most want to live . ... O clouds , unfold ! ... line , I still answer that I choose to teach in my one wild and precious Share Poetry With Others life , but to be honest ...



ISBN: UOM:39015058166284

Category: Activity programs in education


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I, too, know what I plan to do with my one wild and precious life. “Whoosh!” Joy says. “Whoosh!” I repeat, looking up just in time to watch the road unfold in front of us, everything now downhill—the landscape on either side descending ...

Author: Amy Butcher

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781529338331

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 406


'A beautifully written exploration of a woman's endeavour to let go of fear' JOEY SOLOWAY, creator of Transparent and I Love Dick 'An unputdownable page-turner . . . an adventure into the expanse of Alaska's wild . . . I never wanted this book to end' T KIRA MADDEN, author of Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls 'There's truth and beauty on every page of this gorgeous and gripping book' CHERYL STRAYED, author of Wild Amy Butcher was an accomplished college professor, mentor and writer, but in her own home, she was embarrassed and emotionally burdened by an increasingly abusive relationship. Exhausted and terrified of the ways her partner's behaviour could escalate, Amy reached out to Instagram celebrity Joy 'Mothertrucker' Wiebe. Joy was a fifty-year-old wife and mother and the nation's only female ice road trucker, a woman who maneuvered big rigs through the Alaskan wilderness along the deadliest road in America. Joy was everything Amy wanted to be: independent, fearless, and in charge of her life in a landscape dominated by men. Invited by Joy to ride shotgun, Amy found her escape on a road that was treacherous, beautiful, and exhilarating ? an adventurous ride through the Alaskan wilderness that was profoundly life changing. Mothertrucker is the story of that bracing four-hundred-mile journey navigating snow-glazed overpasses, ice-blue curves, and near plummets. It's also the stories that led them both to Alaska ? an interrogation of the reality of female fear, domestic violence, and how to overcome ? and an exploration into just how galvanizing friendships between women can be. Soon to be a major film starring Julianne Moore.

Love Letters

You can see my bones now, People are watching transfixed by the unfolding horrors. ... 20–21 Take me away from this execution scene, Empower me to save my precious life from certain fate, From those snarling dogs, From those drooling ...

Author: John T. Bainbridge

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781666738506

Category: Poetry

Page: 94

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Just why do churches put so much energy into repackaging and explaining their holy book in words more people (even their own people) might understand? Many of us don’t really want to know who “the wicked” are, or what “sin,” “righteousness,” “God,” or “Lord” might mean, because they are part of a religious world we don’t belong to. So what could we possibly have to learn from a text that is baked in that stuff? Much is being rediscovered in contemplative, meditative, and wisdom traditions, often dating back millennia and transcending religious worldviews. It should be no surprise then that there is indeed precious insight into human life to be found in the ancient Hebrew writings too. But how do we access it? It is time to offer a portion to everyone, all humans, regardless of background or religious affiliation, as we ask questions we have always been asking. Where is my life headed? What are my influences, and how do I react? Can I affect society? Do I feel stupid? Confident? Do I meditate and feel a reassuring sense of presence or terrible loneliness? Do my choices define me? When I try to act positively, am I part of something bigger? What is life all about? Where does suffering fit in? Love has a vital role in the process, and atheists, secularists, humanists, spirituals, religious folk—all humans should find more compelling spiritual insight here than we ever dreamed possible.

Rethinking Park Protection Treading the Uncommon Ground of Environmental Beliefs

I have long held to the belief that my life has been profoundly influenced by nature, but it wasn't until I started sharing ... as poet Mary Oliver says in The Summer Day, “what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

Author: Will LaPage

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1780640005

Category: Belief and doubt

Page: 208

View: 346


This book proposes answers to the question of why parks are failing their mandate to be preserved undiminished for future generations. Those answers are deeply embedded in one word: belief. The book provides a practical guide for preparing park managers for a new era where the beliefs that created parks are matched by the beliefs that steward them - an era where promises made to unborn generations are matters of honor, not to be dismissed by the limits of science, the reality of budgets, or the inconvenience of revising management models. The book offers a new way to view parks, as essential public services and as social assets rather than natural resources. The book has 19 chapters and a subject index.