We Matter

lot of things we could do not only as individuals, not only as a team, but as a franchise. We could've been an example for other teams of what they should ...

Author: Etan Thomas

Publisher: Akashic Books

ISBN: 9781617756122

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 250

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Interviews with sports stars, activists, surviving family members, and others fighting racial injustice: “Before Kaepernick, there was Etan Thomas.”—TheNew York Times A Library Journal Best Book of the Year Professional athletes have long been influential figures in American life. Today, many of them are using their platforms to speak up about injustice and inequality. This book features interviews by former NBA player Etan Thomas with over fifty athletes, executives, media figures, and more—interwoven with essays and critiques by Thomas. Includes personal stories and opinions from: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Russell, Dwyane Wade, Russell Westbrook, Steve Kerr, Oscar Robertson, Mark Cuban, Michael Bennett, Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Rose, Swin Cash, Alonzo Mourning, Chris Webber, Jemele Hill, Anquan Boldin, Jamal Crawford, Juwan Howard, Ray Jackson, Shannon Sharpe, James Blake, John Carlos, Laila Ali, Michael Eric Dyson, Joakim Noah, Eric Reid, Adam Silver, Soledad O'Brien, John Wall, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, Bradley Beal, Tamika Catchings, Curtis Conway, Harry Edwards, Chris Hayes, Chamique Holdsclaw, Scoop Jackson, Bomani Johnes, Shaun King, Jimmy King, Ted Leonsis, Thabo Sefolosha, Ilyasah Shabazz, Torrey Smith, Kenny Smith, Michael Smith, David West, Michael Wilbon, Jahvaris Fulton (brother of Trayvon Martin), Emerald Snipes (daughter of Eric Garner), Allysza Castile (sister of Philando Castile), Valerie Castile (mother of Philando Castile), and Dr. Tiffany Crutcher (sister of Terence Crutcher) “In We Matter, Thomas strives to show the influence professional athletes can have when they join the conversation on race, politics, and civil rights. Thomas conducted 50 interviews, which included Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Russell, Laila Ali, Michael Bennett, and Eric Reid, among many other athletes, as well as journalists, television personalities, and family members of unarmed black men who were shot and killed. Thomas also explored his ties with the Wizards and spoke with John Wall, Bradley Beal, and current majority team owner Ted Leonsis.”—TheWashington Post “The honest conversations, published in transcript form and often accompanied by black-and-white photos, serve as a primer on recent police violence cases, a history lesson on the first athletes who stood up for racial injustice, an examination of the experience of being young and black in the United States, and an insightful look at how it feels to lose a loved one to tragedy, from contributors such as Jemele Hill, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Carmelo Anthony...An important read, executed uniquely.”—School Library Journal (starred review) “Voices of pain, anger, and hope resound through these pages--and through the reader's heart.”—Kirkus Reviews

We Matter

... Plus a Cat The Collection of Children's Book My City We Matters Kid's Book Collection Belong Poems from the Heart Come and Content My Heart with Stories ...

Author: Ketly Pierre

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781984522146

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 64

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We Count We Matter

Should those voices be as representative as possible and how do we achieve ... People matter; there is not a hierarchy of value but an equality of voice.

Author: Christopher Steed

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351394154

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 188

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This book examines the meaning of Brexit, the election of Trump and the rising tide of populist revolt on the right amidst the collapse of the left. Exploring the reaction against the establishment or ‘the system’, the author contends that we are witnessing a new divide between those who wish to see an interconnected world and those who seek distance: as transport and technology shrink the world, we witness a backlash that favours protectionism and opposes immigration. Distance is the new frontier: for some, remote players are rejected in favour of identities closer to home. This divide plays out in relation to the notion of ‘face’, as individuals react to ‘faceless’ organisations and processes such as globalisation and automation, responding to a sense of alienation on social media and developing a conception of themselves as networked individuals. Thus, we move towards a type of society characterised not by honour and dishonour, or right and wrong, but by voice and choice. A fascinating and very accessible analysis of the divisions and transformations that have come to dominate the contemporary landscape, this book will appeal to political leaders and social scientists with interests in globalisation, social movements and social theory.

With All That We Have Why Aren t We Satisfied

meaning involves showing ourselves that we matter. If we could not know this, we would not find life worth living. Most of us, though, perhaps even all of ...

Author: Clifford Williams

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781556359040

Category: Religion

Page: 190

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At a time of great material comfort and increasing prosperity more and more people are having that old is that all there is? feeling. Many of those enjoying newfound prosperity are now looking for a larger life. Clifford Williams responds to their spiritual restlessness with an engaging book of short, pointed meditations that are sympathetic, timely, and challenging. This is a book, writes the author, for those who pause now and then in life's mad rush to think quietly about where they are headed. A larger life is the promise of this book to those who wonder why, with all they have, they are still unsatisfied.

Why Indigenous Literatures Matter

It's in that strange alchemy of self and other that we find what matters most. And it's in the sharing of our stories that we realize we're not alone in the ...

Author: Daniel Heath Justice

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 9781771121781

Category: Social Science

Page: 165

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Part survey of the field of Indigenous literary studies, part cultural history, and part literary polemic, Why Indigenous Literatures Matter asserts the vital significance of literary expression to the political, creative, and intellectual efforts of Indigenous peoples today. In considering the connections between literature and lived experience, this book contemplates four key questions at the heart of Indigenous kinship traditions: How do we learn to be human? How do we become good relatives? How do we become good ancestors? How do we learn to live together? Blending personal narrative and broader historical and cultural analysis with close readings of key creative and critical texts, Justice argues that Indigenous writers engage with these questions in part to challenge settler-colonial policies and practices that have targeted Indigenous connections to land, history, family, and self. More importantly, Indigenous writers imaginatively engage the many ways that communities and individuals have sought to nurture these relationships and project them into the future. This provocative volume challenges readers to critically consider and rethink their assumptions about Indigenous literature, history, and politics while never forgetting the emotional connections of our shared humanity and the power of story to effect personal and social change. Written with a generalist reader firmly in mind, but addressing issues of interest to specialists in the field, this book welcomes new audiences to Indigenous literary studies while offering more seasoned readers a renewed appreciation for these transformative literary traditions.

Unified Field Theology

For my purposes here, the inference is strong that humans also matter because we matter to the animals which live among us. On a purely physical level it is ...

Author: Gregory W. Brown

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532655234

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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I used to know it all; who was bound for heaven and who would be in hell, how the contradictions in the Bible all fit together when read with guidance from the Spirit and in keeping with our church’s exact teaching. How to fix government, end war, and balance capitalism with community, what was true and what was false, how the world made sense and why it was fair. Then my sure answers became unacceptable. Now I know mostly little things; the love of family, the importance of children, the need to live in the circle of a tribe, the freedom of unknowing, the joy of being in trees and on rocks under birds in flight, the comfort of not being responsible for all things and all people, the power each moment to choose behavior that will add to the heaven or hell experienced in the present by real people, the beauty of the dance of atoms and stars bracketing the grand diversity and mysteries of life. I know One Universe which creates, knows, sustains, and is. One is enough.

Nurses Matter

When we make assumptions about others, we need to be careful because we can ... We can only base an ethic on the notion that people matter when we put this ...

Author: Verena Tschudin

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781349150182

Category: Nursing

Page: 224

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Today's nurses find themselves in the position of having to redefine their identity. They must ask themselves why they matter, what is important about them as professionals, and how they contribute as team members. Starting from an ethical standpoint, this book explores the nature of nursing and the dilemmas facing today's professionals. The author shares her vision of a new kind of professional - a vision which will empower readers to discover fresh meaning in their work and in their role.

How People Matter

It is an insult to our dignity and to our rightful claim to respect. Feeling disrespected is feeling devalued. In the offender's eyes, we matter less than ...

Author: Isaac Prilleltensky

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108985086

Category: Psychology


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Mattering, which is about feeling valued and adding value, is essential for health, happiness, love, work, and social well-being. We all need to feel valued by, and add value to, ourselves, others, co-workers, and community members. This book shows not only the signs, significance, and sources of mattering, but also presents the strategies to achieve mattering in our personal and professional lives. It uses research-based methods of change to help people achieve a higher sense of purpose and a deeper sense of meaning. Each chapter gives therapists, managers, teachers, parents, and healthcare professionals the tools needed to optimize personal and collective well-being and productivity. The volume explains how promoting mattering within communities fosters wellness and fairness in equal measure. By using the new science of feeling valued and adding value, the authors provide a guide to promoting happier lives and healthier societies.

How Institutions Matter

One area where we do matter somewhat but could matter a lot more is in the study of organizational culture. Culture is an area that students, consultants, ...

Author: Joel Gehman

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781786354297

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

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This double volume presents a collection of 23 papers on how institutions matter to socio-economic life. The effort was seeded by the 2015 Alberta Institutions Conference, which brought together 108 participants from 14 countries and 51 different institutions.

Matter s End

Yet we have a common, perhaps arrogant impression that we matter, somehow. There is an old philosopher's joke: What is mind? It doesn't matter.

Author: Gregory Benford

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780575118515

Category: Fiction

Page: 294

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A man at a masquerade discovers that one guest has come a long, long way to attend - and that some disguises reveal more secrets than they hide. This collection of 21 short stories by Gregory Benford, who won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award and the Nebula for his novel, "Timescape", is a remarkable introduction to his writing.

The Psychology of Mattering

We Matter Campaign The people of Canada and beyond have benefitted from the “We Matter” campaign led by two exceptional young people from the Northwest ...

Author: Gordon Flett

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128134320

Category: Psychology

Page: 360

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The Psychology of Mattering: Understanding the Human Need to be Significant is the first comprehensive examination of mattering that is discussed in terms of associated motives, cognitions, emotions and behaviors. As mattering involves the self in relation to other people, the book tackles key relational themes of internal working models of attachment, transactional processes, and more. Extensive analysis from a conceptual perspective is balanced by a similar analysis of mattering from an applied perspective, specifically the relevance of mattering in clinical and counseling contexts, in assessment and treatment. The book is supported by recent empirical advances making it an authoritative text on the psychology of mattering that will heighten awareness of mattering by informing academic scholars and the general public. Defines mattering and its various facets Explains the importance of mattering in predicting key life outcomes Provides a narrative perspective on the importance of mattering in people’s lives Discusses mattering in terms of self-esteem, perfectionism, self-compassion, and vulnerabilities and resilience Describes assessment scales for measuring mattering Details links between mattering and anxiety, depression and suicide

You Matter to God

We will then learn more about God's plan of regeneration for the spirit, soul and body, for He continued to love His creation. And we will also discover ...

Author: Derek Prince

Publisher: Chosen Books

ISBN: 9780800794880

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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In this clear and accessible signature style, Derek Prince employs his extraordinary understanding of Scripture to lay out the depth of Jesus' great love for individuals and to help them discover their worth. Using powerful biblical teachings on the parables of the Hidden Treasure and the Pearl of Great Price, Prince helps free readers from guilt, insecurity, fear and shame, in order to help them realize how incredibly loved they are.

Our Daily Bread October November December 2020

MATTER. Wednesday, October 7 Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.


Publisher: Discovery House

ISBN: 9781640700659

Category: Religion

Page: 96

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Since it was first published in 1956, Our Daily Bread has become the resource for which Our Daily Bread Ministries is best known. The daily devotional thoughts published in Our Daily Bread help readers spend time each day in God’s Word. This electronic edition of Our Daily Bread allows you to enjoy the same inspiring content found in the print edition of Our Daily Bread, but with many additional digital features: • 90 Digital Daily Devotionals • Includes Scripture Passages and Insights • Links to a Daily Bible Reading Plan • Links to Additional Topical Content Resources from Our Daily Bread Ministries • Our Daily Bread Author Biographies Our Daily Bread is published and distributed worldwide in more than 40 languages by Our Daily Bread Ministries offices around the globe. Our Daily Bread Ministries also produces a variety of other Bible resources, which are available for the asking. Our Daily Bread is distributed via print, large-print, radio, podcast, email, rss, and mobile. For social networking users, find Our Daily Bread on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

You Matter

We hugged, and Mary went on her way to save her family. ... the world and create a world in which everyone knows how much and why they matter, we all need ...

Author: Matthew Emerzian

Publisher: St. Martin's Essentials

ISBN: 9781250619372

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

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Transform the way you live your life with a message of unexpected hope, radical joy, and deep connection. You matter. Not because of what you earn or how you look or what you’ve achieved, but because you are inherently valuable. Author Matthew Emerzian takes this seemingly simple premise and shows readers how truly understanding their own worth will change every aspect of their lives. You Matter is a call to empathy and a joyous celebration of the value of each and every person. The book is structured into three sections, each of which expands the concept in ever widening ripples. In the first section, “I Matter,” readers come to terms with their own worth, in “You Matter” that awareness expands to acknowledge and celebrate the value of the people around us, and finally in “We Matter” Emerzian explores the power of a thriving community with those around us. Each chapter features exercises, journal prompts, and conversation starters to help readers dive deeper. Author Matt Emerzian is the founder of Every Monday Matters, a not-for-profit dedicated to spreading the message of self-worth and compassion to people throughout the world. Every week 1.2 million people—from elementary school children to employees at national corporations—engage with ideas and concepts from Every Monday Matters. You Matter is a manifesto of self-esteem and call to action for people to find their meaning and live fully—and change the world while doing so.

Cosmic Matter

The three dark matter scenarios (CDM, HDM, WDM) that we have mentioned so far are certainly the most popular. They are all based on the hypothesis that dark ...

Author: Siegfried Röser

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9783527623006

Category: Science

Page: 426

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This 20th volume in the series contains 16 invited reviews and highlight contributions presented during the 2007 International Scientific Conference of the German Astronomical Society on the topic of "Cosmic Matter", held in Würzburg, Germany. The papers published here discuss a wide range of hot topics, including cosmology, high-energy astrophysics, astroparticle physics gravitational waves, extragalactic and stellar astronomy -- together representing the roadmap for astroparticle physics in Europe.

Made for This

We matter because we are children of the living, breathing, reigning God of the universe. We matter because we were bought with the blood of the Son of our ...

Author: Jennie Allen

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9780785229094

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Recognize your calling, find your place of service, and follow God to a life of purpose. In her bestselling books Anything and Restless, Jennie Allen challenged women to fully surrender their lives to God and then offered a process to uncover and understand the raw materials He had given them to use for His glory and purposes. Now, for the first time ever, those two concepts have been combined to create a forty-day journey for women to pursue God and find the deepest yearnings of their heart fulfilled. This step-by-step process, to fully surrender to God and then identify the threads of gifts, passions, places, relationships, and sufferings in your life, is not to get what you want but to find what God wants of you. The journal-like edition includes a new introduction and perspective from Jennie stories and testimonies from women whose lives have been changed by the process and the workbook graphics to determine the individual threads and how to weave them together Divided into forty days, Made for This will help readers not only follow their dreams but also be able to answer life’s ultimate question: Why am I here?

Management Behaviours in Higher Education

Achievement: In order to achieve and be the best example of ourselves, when it matters most, we need to feel we matter to those in our organisation.

Author: David Dunbar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000343007

Category: Education

Page: 218

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Management Behaviours in Higher Education explores the traits and behaviours of higher education leaders that are associated with staff management. It sets out beneficial management qualities and techniques which can be applied and suggests the need for a behavioural standard for senior managers in universities. The book showcases the importance of creating a supportive motivational climate and culture for greater psychological security in higher education. It proposes the idea of an agreed behavioural framework for those in and being considered for staff management positions to provide an improved motivational climate. Chapters evaluate current business management practice and human resources advice and compare these to research evidence on the management of higher education staff. This book will be of great interest for academics, researchers and postgraduate students engaged in the study of higher education, educational leadership and management studies. It will also appeal to those interested in business studies and the suggested parallel role/topic of sports coaching/or similar.


what we accomplish, our impact will be insignificant. At the same time, we instinctually want to matter and to evolve, and we can matter a tiny bit—and it's ...

Author: Ray Dalio

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781982112387

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 592

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#1 New York Times Bestseller “Significant...The book is both instructive and surprisingly moving.” —The New York Times Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he’s developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business—and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals. In 1975, Ray Dalio founded an investment firm, Bridgewater Associates, out of his two-bedroom apartment in New York City. Forty years later, Bridgewater has made more money for its clients than any other hedge fund in history and grown into the fifth most important private company in the United States, according to Fortune magazine. Dalio himself has been named to Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Along the way, Dalio discovered a set of unique principles that have led to Bridgewater’s exceptionally effective culture, which he describes as “an idea meritocracy that strives to achieve meaningful work and meaningful relationships through radical transparency.” It is these principles, and not anything special about Dalio—who grew up an ordinary kid in a middle-class Long Island neighborhood—that he believes are the reason behind his success. In Principles, Dalio shares what he’s learned over the course of his remarkable career. He argues that life, management, economics, and investing can all be systemized into rules and understood like machines. The book’s hundreds of practical lessons, which are built around his cornerstones of “radical truth” and “radical transparency,” include Dalio laying out the most effective ways for individuals and organizations to make decisions, approach challenges, and build strong teams. He also describes the innovative tools the firm uses to bring an idea meritocracy to life, such as creating “baseball cards” for all employees that distill their strengths and weaknesses, and employing computerized decision-making systems to make believability-weighted decisions. While the book brims with novel ideas for organizations and institutions, Principles also offers a clear, straightforward approach to decision-making that Dalio believes anyone can apply, no matter what they’re seeking to achieve. Here, from a man who has been called both “the Steve Jobs of investing” and “the philosopher king of the financial universe” (CIO magazine), is a rare opportunity to gain proven advice unlike anything you’ll find in the conventional business press.

Family Matters

Importance I'll find somebody new, And, baby, we'll say we're through, And you won't matter anymore. Paul Anka, (I guess) it doesn't matter anymore Two ...

Author: Gregory C. Elliott

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444305791

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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Combining empirical evidence with indices to measure mattering, Family Matters: The Importance of Mattering to Family in Adolescence explores the inverse relationship between mattering and dysfunctional behavior in adolescence. Defines mattering and distinguishes among the three ways that people can matter to others: awareness, importance, and reliance Utilizes empirical evidence from a quantitative analyses of data from a nationwide survey 2,004 adolescents to support author’s assertions Explores the impact of structural and demographic factors such as family structure in developing of a sense of mattering in adolescents. Includes helpful indices, including his Mattering Index and Rosenberg’s Self-Esteem Index Suggests how parents, teachers, and other significant people in the lives of adolescents can work to instill a sense of mattering in those under their care