Slowing Down to the Speed of Life

Author: Richard Carlson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444738127
Category: Self-Help
Page: 240
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Feeling rushed, harried, stressed, or like you can never get enough done? Ever feel that while your life is full - maybe too full - of things to do, you aren't enjoying yourself nearly enough? Are you worried that slowing down your life will mean giving up work, activities or relationships? Relax! In Slowing Down to the Speed of Life Richard Carlson and Joseph Bailey explain how you can achieve a calmer, saner state of mind. Illustrated with useful exercises, charts and diagrams, as well as inspiring personal reflections, Slowing Down to the Speed of Life shows us that there really is plenty of time to build meaningful relationships, master seemingly hectic schedules, and maintain a healthy calm in the midst of life's storm.

Speed of Life

Author: J.M. Kelly
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544868218
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 352
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Twins Crystal and Amber have the same goal: to be the first in their family to graduate high school and make something of their lives. When one gets pregnant during their junior year, they promise to raise the baby together. It’s not easy, but between their after-school jobs, they’re scraping by. Crystal’s grades catch the attention of the new guidance counselor, who tells her about a college that offers a degree in automotive restoration, perfect for the car buff she is. When she secretly applies—and gets in—new opportunities threaten their once-certain plans, and Crystal must make a choice: follow her dreams or stay behind and honor the promise she made to her sister.

Speed of Life

Author: Carol Weston
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1492631353
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 352
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"Perceptive, funny, and moving ...I laughed out loud and I teared up while reading this novel. " — New York Times Sofia lost her mother eight months ago, and her friends were 100% there for her. Now it's a new year and they're ready for Sofia to move on. Problem is, Sofia can't bounce back, can't recharge like a cellphone. She decides to write Dear Kate, an advice columnist for Fifteen Magazine, and is surprised to receive a fast reply. Soon the two are exchanging emails, and Sofia opens up and spills all, including a few worries that are totally embarrassing. Turns out even advice columnists don't have all the answers, and one day Sofia learns a secret that flips her world upside down. Speed of Life is the heartbreaking, heartwarming story of a girl who thinks her life is over when really it's just beginning. It's a novel about love, family, grief, and growing up. More Praise for Speed of Life: "A wonderful book that takes us from loss to laughter." —Richard Peck, author of The Best Man and Newbery Gold Medalist A Year Down Yonder "You won't want to put it down. But my advice is slow down and savor this delightful book, full of cariño, funny and heartfelt, and (spoiler alert) not just for teens." —Julia Alvarez, author of In the Time of the Butterflies and Return to Sender

The Speed of Life

Author: Nick Linde
ISBN: 184728146X
Category: Fiction
Page: 280
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Description Randall Baker finds his lfe enriched by new beginnings. His story from small town Nebraska to the rigors of international music success is compromised only by the fact that he hasn't gained any life affirming knowledge through his endeavors. Now, at age thirty-three, Randall finds himself in a California State Penitentiary without much knowledge about how he was become the person he is. From Infynity Nick Linde's unique voice makes this book more like a screenplay. His style is unperfected, yet beautifully delivered in this tale of Randall Baker and his life-reflection quest. This book has been compared to Bret Easton Ellis' Less than Zero not only for the similarities in surface over depth, but also because both authors were very young when writing. The Speed of Life is a terrific first work from full-time student, part-time writer Nick Linde.

Homeschooling at the Speed of Life

Author: Marilyn Rockett
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 0805456848
Category: Religion
Page: 176
View: 1980

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What should I do next; grade the math test or tackle the laundry? Homeschooling at the Speed of Life gives busy homeschooling mothers a thoughtfully thorough resource for bringing order back to their home. In tune with today’s pace, the book provides basic home-management principles, teaching parents how to de-clutter their homes, develop life skills in their children, tame the paper monster, and keep organized records. Also emphasized are ways to build relationships and use the home as a center for hospitality and outreach. Homeschooling moms will be keeping up with their good work in no time!

Art at the Speed of Life

motivation + inspiration for making mixed-media art every day
Author: Pam Carriker
Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
ISBN: 1620333775
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 144
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Offering terrific mixed-media art projects, as well as great tips for getting organized and inspired, Art at the Speed of Life is a treasure chest of ideas for the artist whose fiery enthusiasm for creating art goes up in smoke after that frantic pace of a long day. Author and mixed-media artist Pam Carriker will prove to you that art and life can co-exist productively and happily, while making daily creative outlets a reality and not just wishful thinking. Each chapter in Art at the Speed of Life includes both essays and project ideas from a variety of contributors, including Suzi Blu, Lisa Bebi, Christy Hydeck, Paulette Insall, Cate Calacous Prato. It all begins with prepatory advice on how to manage your supplies and physically make space for you to work. This is followed by more than 15 projects that are inspiring, yet easy to complete on even the tightest of schedules and includes fun techniques such as assemblages, image transfers, and collages that are sure to keep you motivated. Plus, a bonus seven-day project journal helps you track your work as you go. Offering a unique combination of realistic time-management tips, inspiring essays, and easy-to-fit-in projects, Art at the Speed of Life will help you realize your dream of making art every day easily and happily.

Decluttering at the Speed of Life

Winning Your Never-Ending Battle with Stuff
Author: Dana K. White
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 071808358X
Category: House & Home
Page: 224
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You don’t have to live overwhelmed by stuff—you can get rid of clutter for good! While the world seems to be in love with the idea of tiny houses and minimalism, real women with real families who are constantly growing and changing simply can’t purge it all and start from nothing. Yet a home with too much stuff is a home that is difficult to maintain, so where do we begin? Add in paralyzing emotional attachments and constant life challenges, and it can feel almost impossible to make real decluttering progress. In Decluttering at the Speed of Life, decluttering expert and author Dana White identifies the mind-sets and emotional challenges that make it difficult to declutter. Then, in her signature humorous approach, she provides workable solutions to break through these struggles and get clutter out—for good! But more than simply offering strategies, Dana dives deep into how to implement them, no matter the reader’s clutter level or emotional resistance to decluttering. She helps identify procrasticlutter—the stuff that will get done eventually so it doesn’t seem urgent—as well as how to make progress when there’s no time to declutter. Sections of the book include Why You Need This Book (You Know Why) Your Unique Home Decluttering in the Midst of Real Life Change Your Mind, Change Your Home Breaking Through Your Decluttering Delusions Working It Out Room by Room Helping Others Declutter Real Life Goes On (and On) As long as we’re living and breathing, new clutter will appear. The good news is that decluttering can get easier, become more natural, and require significantly fewer hours, less emotional bandwidth, and little to no sweat to keep going.

At the Speed of Life

A New Approach to Personal Change Through Body-Centered Therapy
Author: Gay Hendricks,Kathlyn Hendricks
Publisher: Bantam Dell Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780553373813
Category: Psychology
Page: 336
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Shows how to use breathing and movement to heal the division between thought and action, and discusses special techniques for alleviating depression, anxiety, and certain physical symptoms

Growing at the Speed of Life

A Year in the Life of My First Kitchen Garden
Author: Graham Kerr
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101475911
Category: Cooking
Page: 336
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With more than two dozen cookbooks and hundreds of television shows, lectures, and personal appearances devoted to promoting healthful cooking, award-winning chef and former "Galloping Gourmet" Graham Kerr literally starts from the ground up in this engaging, inspiring, and highly informative introduction to the joys of the kitchen garden-and the pleasures of the table that start with growing your own food. While Kerr taps into the current trend of sustainability, eating locally and organically, and eschewing fast food, he recognizes that today's home cooks are savvier and more discerning than their predecessors in the back-to-the-land movement. And in this day of rampant obesity and related diseases, he understands how critical taking these vital steps toward wellness can be. Growing at the Speed of Life takes you through the first year in his kitchen garden, sharing the lessons learned and the wisdom received from his circle of local knowledge providers. From digging up his "south lawn" and putting together a greenhouse to planting his first seeds and harvesting and sharing his first crop with others in need, Kerr provides a whirlwind tour through his gardening adventures. Along the way, he profiles sixty common-and not-so-common but readily available-garden vegetables, fruits, and herbs with useful advice and recommendations for care and feeding. Once the harvest is done, Kerr takes you into the kitchen, offering guidance on the best cooking methods to create appealing dishes in his inimitable and spirited style. He includes more than one hundred recipes that are as simple and elegant as they are healthful-and that will certainly entice you to increase the amount of plant foods in your diet.

Happiness at the Speed of Life

13 Powerful Strategies for Finding Happiness in a Turbulent World, at Home and on the Job
Author: Jim Smith
ISBN: 0615289428
Page: 140
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Manager's Manual

Manage at the Speed of Life
Author: Ros Jay
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780273681052
Category: Decision making
Page: 560
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The ultimate quick reference manual for busy managers who have a job to do and not enough time to do it.

Acting at the Speed of Life

Conquering Theatrical Style
Author: Timothy Mooney
Publisher: Tmrt Press
ISBN: 9780983181200
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 238
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An acting textbook focusing on stylized performance. Moving from the fundamentals of "Being Seen" and "Being Heard," to challenges of Asides, Soliloquies, and explorations of "Hamlet," "The Misanthrope" and "Tartuffe." Based on Timothy Mooney's popular Acting Workshop, Mooney expands his topic to cover issues of memorization, pursuit of objectives, "presence" and the mastery of rhetoric. From the cover: The best acting workshop you never attended! Acting students all over the U.S. have the three steps of Tim Mooney's "Hamlet" exercise indelibly imprinted in their brain! In a brief two-hour session, this workshop completely upends the way performers look at dialogue! With "Acting at the Speed of Life," Mooney goes beyond what he is able to squeeze into this hugely successful master class, to share secrets of Theatrical Power! The results are immediate, for actors, teachers and anyone seeking to boost the power of their "presence" in public! Among the book's many lessons, you'll learn to... Stop Stopping yourself! Make Memorization Stick! Triumph Over Rhetorical Speech! Incorporate the 'Stuff' of Historical Style! Uncover Theatrical Convention in Modern Life! Go Ridiculously Beyond the Bounds of "Realism!" Capture Emotional Action by Pursuing its Opposite!

Speed of Life

Author: Richard Jobson
Publisher: Unbound Publishing
ISBN: 1911586831
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Two time travelling Aliens arrive on Earth searching for the truth behind the words, music and changing faces of their hero David Bowie. In their quest for the meaning of human creativity through Bowies work they are exposed to a word of self-destruction and loneliness. London, Los Angelos, Berlin and New York show them the beauty and the horror of the modern world and introduces them to the human beings greatest quality, love. Part Pop culture Sci-Fi thriller part love letter to David Bowie, The Speed of Life is a quiet meditation on the unreachable mystery and power of music.

Traveling at the Speed of Life

Author: David Hale Sylvester
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780983710011
Category: Cyclists
Page: 376
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The tragedy on September 11, 2001 killed many and hurt many more. David Sylvester tried to make sense of that senseless moment by jumping on his bicycle and connecting with people. His message to the people he met across three continents was simple: "Find your bike." It translates to finding your passion and now, ten years later, after pedaling across deserts, down dirt roads and highways, and over the mountains of Africa, Asia, and North America, David spreads his inspirational message on the pages of this book. Whether relaying stories of tragedy or triumph David writes with a degree of honesty, humor and passion that will make you want to 'find your own bike' and go for a ride.

Backroads, New Jersey

Driving at the Speed of Life
Author: Mark Di Ionno
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813531335
Category: Travel
Page: 146
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In Backroads, New Jersey, Di Ionno leads readers off the congested interstates with their commonplace scenery to the seldom-explored secondary roads, where the real life of the state can be found. These inter-county or 500 series roads are a 6,788-mile network of mostly one-lane highways. Marked by blue-and-yellow five-sided shields bearing county names, they make up more than 20 percent of New Jersey's public roads. They are never the fastest or most direct way to get anywhere, but when you break out of the towns and hit the country, they are a pleasure to drive.

Improvisation at the Speed of Life

The Tj and Dave Book
Author: T. J. Jagodowski,David Pasquesi,Pam Victor
Publisher: Solo Roma, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780977309337
Category: Humor
Page: 225
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"Jagodowski and Pasquesi, award-winning master improvisers from Chicago's legendary comedy scene, are internationally known for their acclaimed, two-man longform show, TJ & Dave. [This is] their authoritative and entertaining look at techniques, principles, theory, and ideas behind their approach"--Cover.

Strategic Acceleration

Succeed at the Speed of Life (Large Print 16pt)
Author: Tony Jeary
ISBN: 1459600053
Page: 336
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In today's ultra-competitive, breakneck world, getting superior results at the fastest rate possible is critical to success. But the hectic speed of life can make it easy to become sidetracked by things that cloud our sense of priority, making us less effective. Strategic Acceleration: Succeed at the Speed of Life presents a methodology that will help you get clear, stay focused, and efficiently execute relevant, high-value activities that bring you the results and success you want - faster. The Strategic Acceleration approach is based on three pivotal concepts: clarity: understand your targets and the ''why '' behind reaching them; focus: concentrate on what really matters and filter out what does not; and execution: use effective communication to get things accomplished - faster! Strategic Acceleration will help you develop a clear vision, outline priorities and objectives, and tackle goals with a true sense of urgency and focus. Once understood and deployed, Strategic Acceleration is sure to have a powerful, long-term, positive influence on the results and success that so many want yet rarely know how to achieve.