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Real Happiness

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Summary

Thousands of years prove it, and Western science backs it: Meditation sharpens focus. Meditation lowers blood pressure, relieves chronic pain, reduces stress. Meditation helps us experience greater calm. Meditation connects us to our inner-most feelings and challenges our habits of self-judgment. Meditation helps protect the brain against aging and improves our capacity for learning new things. Meditation opens the door to real and accessible happiness. There is no better person to show a beginner how to harness the power of meditation than Sharon Salzberg, one of the world’s foremost meditation teachers and spiritual authors. Cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society, author of Loving kindness, Faith, and other books, Ms. Salzberg distills 30 years of teaching meditation into a 28-day program that will change lives. It is not about Buddhism, it’s not esoteric - it is closer to an exercise, like running or riding a bike. From the basics of posture, breathing, and the daily schedule to the finer points of calming the mind, distraction, dealing with specific problem areas (pain in the legs? falling asleep?) to the larger issues of compassion and awareness, Real Happiness is a complete guide. It explains how meditation works; why a daily meditation practice results in more resiliency, creativity, peace, clarity, and balance; and gives twelve meditation practices, including mindfulness meditation and walking meditation. An extensive selection of FAQs cover the most frequent concerns of beginners who meditate - “Is meditation selfish?” “How do I know if I’m doing it right?” “Can I use meditation to manage weight?”

©2011 Sharon Salzberg. Recorded by arrangement with Workman Publishing Company, Inc. (P)2011 HighBridge Company

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The Bondage of the Will

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Luther was not a pious bore. He was a real man and at times an earthy man who was brash and bold. In the politically correct world of today, some might have trouble with him. He did not speak for sound bites. Through this audiobook you will have an intimate look into his world and mind. There are things you will respect and things you will admire. This look will let Luther be Luther. This is what you would have heard if you were invited into the Luther house in Wittenberg, Germany. Katherine, his wife, brewed his beer. Luther is not the kind of man that would have a cry if you did not like him. He knew who he was and spoke with confidence. He won the hearts and minds of Wittenberg, even Duke Fredrick, then Germany and the world. Table conversation was filled with challenging ideas. This is considered Luther's finest work of thought. What do you think about the freedom of the human will?

Public Domain (P)2017 GrievingTeensPublishing.com

Narrator: Kevin Scheuller
Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
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The German Girl

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"Our parents were taken. And if we go home, the Nazis will take us too...." Hamburg, 1938. Fifteen-year-old Asta is hurrying home from school with her twin brother, Jurgen. The mood in the city is tense - synagogues have been smashed with sledgehammers, and Asta is too frightened to laugh as she used to.  But when she and Jurgen are stopped in the street by a friend, her world implodes further. Her Jewish parents have been dragged into the streets by German soldiers, and if she and Jurgen return to their house, they will be taken, too.  Heartbroken at the loss of her parents, Asta knows they must flee. With her beloved brother, she must make the perilous journey across Germany and into Denmark to reach their only surviving relative, her aunt Trine, a woman they barely know.  Jammed into a truck with other refugees, Asta prays for a miracle to save herself and Jurgen. Crossing the border is a crime punishable by death, but she and Jurgen must embark on a dangerous crossing on foot, through the snowy forest dividing Germany and Denmark. And when barking dogs and armed soldiers find Jurgen and Asta escapes, she must hold on to hope no matter what. One day she will find her twin, the other half of herself. Whatever the price she has to pay.... Fans of Fiona Valpy, Kristin Hannah, and Catherine Hokin will be gripped by the story of a brave brother and sister seeking safety during one of the darkest times in our history.  

©2021 Lily Graham (P)2020 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.

Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
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Riding out the Storms of Life

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Life always includes its share of losses and goodbyes. Coping and growing in and through change and loss is part of the process of life here on Earth. It is my hope and prayer that this book and others will be a guide to you on your journey through life.

©2011 Dr. Tom Morris (P)2017 GrievingTeens Publishing

Narrator: Heidi Allred
Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
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Grieving Dreams: Dream Death

Summary

For the sort of dreams that humans have while asleep, you will have to consult other books. This book is not about bad dreams or nightmares either. This book is about dreams in real life that are dashed by death, divorce, moves, loss of a job, or a loss of a relationship. Hence, these are grieving dreams or dream death. The circumstances of life, for us all, brings loss into our lives. Some loss is self-actuated, other loss is from the actions of others, while other losses just happen in what we call "acts of God". In every loss, there is a "dream dimension" to the loss. The "what would have been, what should have been, or what could have been," is the dream element of the loss.

©2011 Dr. Tom Morris (P)2013 Dr. Tom Morris

Narrator: Jason Sullivan
Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
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After the Hearse Leaves: Discuss Grief

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Each section is designed to be a discussion session for a group or 5-12 students about the essay A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis. Allow each student to respond to the first question before going on to the next. Allow for more time if some student has difficulty understanding or answering the question. It is my hope that these will assist you in helping young people make sense of death(s) in their lives.

©2010 Dr. Tom Morris (P)2013 Dr. Tom Morris

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