• Self-help & personal development

      Keeping the Faith

      Daily Reflections to Build Strength, Serenity, and Passion in Your Life and the Lives of Others

      by John W. Pozzi

      THE TRUE FAITH THAT MUST BE FOUND AND KEPT IS THE FAITH IN ONESELF. Each day you give a part of yourself whether it is at work, at home, or in your daily interaction with others. How do you give of yourself? Do you hold back or go at life half-heartedly? You need to give of yourself with heart, mind, and soul all the time. You never know what interaction with a person will make a difference in their life — or yours. If you don’t believe in yourself and don’t have the confidence to grow each day, then you are missing out on what life has to offer you. This simple book will inspire you to help others. Or, at the very least, you will make another person’s day — and, therefore, your day — better.

    • Health & Personal Development
      November 2014

      I'm Still Standing

      Life's for living

      by Ray Edwards

      Ray was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease at the age of 27, which left him with reduced immunity and potentially infertile, but happy to be alive. Five years later, back working as a builder and the father of twins, he cut his hand unblocking a drain. This led to kidney failure, septicaemia and the eventual removal of his arms and legs. Life as a quad amputee seemed bleak and overwhelming. His family were supportive but no one could possibly understand how he felt. This is the story of his struggle to cope with all that life has thrown at him, including his attempt to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. This book is a way of raising the profile of amputees, continuing the legacy of the Paralympics by giving hope and inspiration for the future, spreading the message that everyone can overcome anything with enough determination.

    • Health & Personal Development
      March 2019

      A Solitary Confinement

      Always look on the bright side, even though you’re paralysed from the neck downwards

      by Robin Sheppard

      Robin Sheppard had always seemed liked a lucky guy! Proud father of two sons: Sam the eldest (the musical/wordy one) and Charlie (the artistic/sporty one). Still good friends with his first wife Georgina and partnered by the effervescent and indomitable Suzanne when his hitherto contented life took a different turn. He had bounded through 50 years of an unfettered existence. A universe largely comprising five star hotels set in manicured gardens, with fine wines and outrageous flower arrangements, separating well-heeled customers in which the ‘anticipation of need’ was paramount. After growing up in Bath he had become an hotelier who delighted in operating some of the very best of Britain’s hotels, winning hotel of the year prizes along the way, before founding with some like-minded chums, their own specialist hotel operating group. Ending up in London he presided over an empire of a dozen or so glamorous hotels which featured architecture of the grade one variety, decadent décor, period fixtures in Capability parkland surroundings, and food of the highest standard. His was an untroubled workplace. Taking time out along the way to invent the truly iconic, deep blue, skittle shaped, Ty-Nant mineral water and then a niche adult soft drinks business. He became an entrepreneur without even knowing it and a role model for many a novice hotel student along the way. Then things changed.

    • Medicine
      January 2020

      MOVE Away from Pain

      A Guide to a Pain Free Life

      by Marie-Claire Prettyman

      Move past chronic pain MOVE Away from Pain has been developed by Marie-Claire Prettyman after an accident left her in constant and debilitating pain for many years. As a Pilates, Yoga and sports massage professional for over 20 years, she was baffled as to why she could not rehabilitate herself. This led to a complete educational immersion to understand the science of pain. This book is the culmination of all those experiences. You do not need to have Pilates and/or Yoga experience to benefit from this book. It is straightforward, no nonsense and easy to follow. Life should not be spent in pain, it’s time to MOVE on.

    • Health & Personal Development
      April 2020

      Travelling by Train

      The Journey of an Autistic Mother

      by Laurie Morgen

      A mother's fight for her children. Behind clinical approaches to autism are real human beings with real lives. This is just one of them. Written by an autistic parent, this book looks at the situation they faced when playing a game where nobody told them the rules. What would you do when faced with such circumstances? What would you do to fight a system that assumes guilt until innocence can be proved? How would you fight for your children’s right to a family life when your approach to life is to simply tell the truth? This is a story of resilience and determination in the face of great odds, driven by a mother’s love for her children.

    • Health & Personal Development
      September 2017

      Factors in Studying Employment for Persons with Disability

      How the Picture can Change

      by Barbara Altman

      The current literature regarding employment among persons with disabilities produces research results dependent on definitions of work disability, the discipline within which research takes places, the model or paradigm of disability in which the research is framed, the methodology and measures used and the cultural context in which employment occurs. This volume seeks to address those factors which have made describing, predicting and examining the work experience of a person with a disability both different and difficult. Contributors examine less frequently anaylzed aspects of employment for persons with disabilities, and offer a variety of approaches to the conceptualization of work, how they differ across cultures, organizations, and types of disability. Topics covered include examination of range of contextual framing of employment for those with disabilities, well-being, the impact of gender, poverty and education and the collection concludes by examining the future of employment developments and trends and the impacts on inclusion of people with disabilities in the paid workforce.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      October 2018

      Guidelines for supporting children with disabilities' play

      Methodologies, tools, and contexts

      by Pedro Encarnação, Sylvie Ray-Kaeser, Nicole Bianquin

      Play for the sake of play, without any secondary goals, if of utmost importance for children’s wellbeing and development. In this book you’ll find guidelines to support children with disabilities’ play. Providing ready-to-use information in a lay-person language, this book is for parents, teachers, rehabilitation professionals, toy manufacturers, policy makers and all persons interested in the topic of play for children with disabilities.

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