The Book of Intentions
- Author : N.a
- Publisher : Simon and Schuster
- Isbn : : 1451688326
- Pages : 176
- Category : Self-Help
Powerful but practical, The Book of Intentions speaks to you on both a spiritual and human level, addressing your needs and considerations while affirming your true existence and identify. “I intend.” With those two words, our whole world can change. When we take notice of our intentions and take control of our intentions, we create a more harmonious and satisfying experience for others and ourselves. The Book of Intentions is a spiritual touchstone that will help you achieve your highest aspirations. In simple, resonant language, the book offers meaningful expressions of intention regarding all facets of existence, including family, friends, nature, society, and spirituality. Both powerful and practical, The Book of Intentions will help you take the first step in creating a more fulfilling life.
- Author : Lune Innate,Araminta Star Matthews
- Publisher : Mango Media Inc.
- Isbn : : 1633539989
- Pages : 246
- Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
#1 New Release in Gaia & Earth Energies - Unlock the Secret Power of Stones for Self-Care Harness the time-honored tradition of crystals and healing stones: The use of gemstones is one of many energy-centered practices that can help you find the calm and peace you need to stay grounded every day. Authors Lune Innate and Araminta Star Matthews are dedicated practitioners of the art of healing with gems, and they’ll teach you everything you need to know to develop a personal practice that works for your own spiritual development. You already possess the power for harmony and inner balance: Healing crystals are instruments you can use to channel the flow of positive and negative energy within yourself. As part of an intentional meditative practice, gems can be used to find inner peace and wellness, and to ease anxiety and depression. Transform obstacles into opportunities for growth: A renewed sense of focus and alignment with the universe will support your relationships with yourself and with others. This book is both an introduction to the power of gemstones and crystals, and an opportunity to expand your knowledge of healing arts. If you have found guidance in Crystals for Beginners, Crystals for Healing, and The Crystal Bible, then Crystal Intentions: Practices for Manifesting Wellness is the perfect addition to your collection of resources. In this this guide, you’ll learn how to: Understand the chakra system and other essential healing and balance methods Sense and read the flow of your own energy And use stones to define your path of personal and spiritual development
- Author : Arabella Lyon
- Publisher : Penn State Press
- Isbn : : 027107583X
- Pages : 224
- Category : Literary Criticism
The relationship between an author's and an audience's intentions is complex but need not preclude mutual engagement. This philosophical investigation challenges existing literary and rhetorical perspectives on intention and offers a new framework for understanding the negotiation of meaning. It describes how an audience's intentions affect their interpretations, shows how audiences negotiate meaning when faced with a writer's undecipherable intentions, and defines the scope of understanding within rhetorical situations. Introducing a concept of intention into literary analysis that supersedes existing rhetorical theory, Arabella Lyon shows how the rhetorics of I. A. Richards, Wayne Booth, and Stanley Fish, as well as the hermeneutics of Hans-Georg Gadamer, fail to account for the complex interactions of author and audience. Using Kenneth Burke's concepts of form, motive, and purpose, she builds a more complex notion of intention than those usually found in literary studies, then employs her theory to describe how philosophers read Wittgenstein's narratives, metaphors, and reversals in argument. Lyon argues that our differences in intention prevent consistency in interpretations but do not stop our discussions, deliberations, and actions. She seeks to acknowledge difference and the communicative problems it creates while demonstrating that difference is normal and does not end our engagement with each other. Intentions combines recent work in philosophy, literary criticism, hermeneutics, and rhetoric in a highly imaginative way to construct a theory of intention for a postmodern rhetoric. It recovers and renovates central concepts in rhetorical theory—not only intention but also deliberation, politics, and judgment.
Intentions in Great Power Politics
- Author : Sebastian Rosato
- Publisher : Yale University Press
- Isbn : : 0300258682
- Pages : 352
- Category : Political Science
Why the future of great power politics is likely to resemble its dismal past Can great powers be confident that their peers have benign intentions? States that trust each other can live at peace; those that mistrust each other are doomed to compete for arms and allies and may even go to war. Sebastian Rosato explains that states routinely lack the kind of information they need to be convinced that their rivals mean them no harm. Even in cases that supposedly involved mutual trust—Germany and Russia in the Bismarck era; Britain and the United States during the great rapprochement; France and Germany, and Japan and the United States in the early interwar period; and the Soviet Union and United States at the end of the Cold War—the protagonists mistrusted each other and struggled for advantage. Rosato argues that the ramifications of his argument for U.S.–China relations are profound: the future of great power politics is likely to resemble its dismal past.
Adult Intentions, Student Perceptions
- Author : Kristin E. Reimer
- Publisher : IAP
- Isbn : : 1641135069
- Pages : 207
- Category : Education
Restorative justice (RJ) is an idea whose time may have finally arrived. Although the concept has ancient roots and the term has existed in Western societies since the 1970s, only recently has it gained general public recognition. In schools, RJ’s popularity is rising world-wide. In fact, education is the fastest growing area for the practice of RJ. Despite an increasing number of schools embracing the approach, it is not clear what educational RJ practitioners are trying to achieve. Adult Intentions, Student Perceptions: How Restorative Justice is Used in Schools to Control and to Engage focuses on the use of RJ in one school in Scotland and one in Canada. While important to understand the intentions of educators in using RJ in schools, those aims must be examined alongside the actual impact that such practices have on students. RJ can be understood and experienced in dramatically different ways by those implementing it. For some, RJ is about creating an environment of and for student engagement that challenges traditional systems of discipline and facilitates learning. For others, RJ is simply another tool for solidifying compliance and meting out punishment, albeit in a kinder, gentler way. Adult Intentions, Student Perceptions provides the opportunity to delve deeply into the stories of two schools and the adults and young people who inhabit them, and consider the broad impact that differing educator understandings of RJ have on students. Adult Intentions, Student Perceptions is a timely book for RJ advocates and critics alike. It challenges a common assumption of some RJ advocates that implementing RJ necessarily creates a classroom environment of social engagement (where students are empowered to engage with one another and think critically, and school relationships and hierarchies are transformed). The student experience relayed in this book shows that RJ can as readily be mobilized to create classroom environments of social control (where students are taught obedience and compliance, and authority and hierarchy are reinforced). Reimer argues that RJ, by itself, does not guarantee certain qualities of relationship, but RJ does allow us to examine relational qualities and ask questions of how school relationships are used to engage and/or control students.
The Evolution of Entrepreneurs` Fund-Raising Intentions
- Author : Marc Grünhagen
- Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
- Isbn : : 3834997978
- Pages : 368
- Category : Business & Economics
Marc Grünhagen examines the evolution of fund-raising struggles in eleven in-depth case studies of seed and early stage ventures. The findings suggest two core recommendations for supporting growth-oriented fund-raising processes: a) to build legitimizing potential and b) to ensure sufficient financial scope for flexible adaptations throughout the financing struggle.
Public Transport Passengers’ Behavioural Intentions
- Author : Sik Sumaedi,I Gede Mahatma Yuda Bakti,Nidya Judhi Astrini,Tri Rakhmawati,Tri Widianti,Medi Yarmen
- Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
- Isbn : : 9814585246
- Pages : 90
- Category : Psychology
This book is based on the behavioural intention of public transport passengers and the relationship between those factors in Indonesia. The conceptual model in this book explains behavioural intentions of paratransit passengers which can result in recommendations to unravel the complexity of the congestion problem from consumer behaviour perspective. Based on the results of survey research on behavioural intention of public transport users in Jabodetabek, Indonesia, the result of the study is presented in a model that describes the factors that influence. This book is recommended for academics who wish to gain knowledge about the phenomenon of consumer behaviour, for regulators whose duty is to make a decision and determine the strategic steps to overcome congestion and researchers who want to develop their knowledge and provide solutions related to congestion from the perspective of consumer behaviour.
- Author : Mel Berry
- Publisher : BalboaPress
- Isbn : : 9781452506326
- Pages : 208
- Category : Fiction
Despite having grown up in a loving family, seventeen-year-old Grace always felt different. When a car accident causes her to hear a voice filled with love and longing, she embarks on a journey of discovering how different she really is. Even before she meets him in person, Grace is inexplicablybut irresistiblydrawn to Luke, a new guy in town who is somehow able to communicate with not only her thoughts but her heart. Just as she is recovering from the accident and getting to know Luke better, Graces parents reveal the real circumstances of her birth, causing Grace to question everything about her life. More revelations come to light when Luke explains that the two of them have been Tutelary Guides in previous lives. Tutelary Guides are given to some humans; some are good, while others are evil. Although Grace has always been a good guide, Luke has had to struggle to overcome his wicked nature. Despite their differences, Grace and Luke fell in love while assigned to the same human four hundred years ago. They were discovered and granted human liveslives in which they have reunited, only to be destroyed by Darcia, Lukes former leader. Reunited once again, this time against the dramatically beautiful landscape of Montana, Grace and Luke must work together to defeat Darcia and the forces she has sent to destroy them as part of her plan to take over the world. But can Luke stay strong enough not to revert to his former nature, and is their love solid enough to overcome evil?
The Best Intentions
- Author : Committee on Unintended Pregnancy,Institute of Medicine
- Publisher : National Academies Press
- Isbn : : 0309556376
- Pages : 371
- Category : Social Science
Experts estimate that nearly 60 percent of all U.S. pregnancies--and 81 percent of pregnancies among adolescents--are unintended. Yet the topic of preventing these unintended pregnancies has long been treated gingerly because of personal sensitivities and public controversies, especially the angry debate over abortion. Additionally, child welfare advocates long have overlooked the connection between pregnancy planning and the improved well-being of families and communities that results when children are wanted. Now, current issues--health care and welfare reform, and the new international focus on population--are drawing attention to the consequences of unintended pregnancy. In this climate The Best Intentions offers a timely exploration of family planning issues from a distinguished panel of experts. This committee sheds much-needed light on the questions and controversies surrounding unintended pregnancy. The book offers specific recommendations to put the United States on par with other developed nations in terms of contraceptive attitudes and policies, and it considers the effectiveness of over 20 pregnancy prevention programs. The Best Intentions explores problematic definitions--"unintended" versus "unwanted" versus "mistimed"--and presents data on pregnancy rates and trends. The book also summarizes the health and social consequences of unintended pregnancies, for both men and women, and for the children they bear. Why does unintended pregnancy occur? In discussions of "reasons behind the rates," the book examines Americans' ambivalence about sexuality and the many other social, cultural, religious, and economic factors that affect our approach to contraception. The committee explores the complicated web of peer pressure, life aspirations, and notions of romance that shape an individual's decisions about sex, contraception, and pregnancy. And the book looks at such practical issues as the attitudes of doctors toward birth control and the place of contraception in both health insurance and "managed care." The Best Intentions offers frank discussion, synthesis of data, and policy recommendations on one of today's most sensitive social topics. This book will be important to policymakers, health and social service personnel, foundation executives, opinion leaders, researchers, and concerned individuals. May
- Author : Gary Spencer
- Publisher : gary spencer
- Isbn : :
- Pages : 276
- Category : Fiction
The Phantom is a vicious and sadistic killer of blonde women with an appetite that cannot be satiated. All have been left mutilated and robbed of their lives until now. Sarah Martin, the Phantom’s latest victim has broken the cruel cycle, but will she be safe and can she help solve the mystery that surrounds this ghostly killer? Reviews: ‘There are some strong creepy scenes. Crisp dialog and a good ending.’ ‘I would certainly recommend this book to others and look forward to the next one.’ ‘I couldn't, put this down. Unusual, unbelievable and unnerving. There are more things in heaven and earth.’ ‘I really didn't want to put this ghost story down and finished it in two days! The writing is concise and punchy with plenty of originality.’
- Author : Sarwah Creed
- Publisher : Sarwah Creed
- Isbn : :
- Pages : 250
- Category : Family & Relationships
With all our bad intentions the only thing that came out of them were dirty, and cruel ones. The conclusion to the Kings of Hawk Academy trilogy. Everything in our lives should have been simple. For the first time in a long time, Trent, and I were on the same page. We wanted to put the past behind us and move forward. But things changed, and darkness entered our lives in a new, uninmaginable form. We could no longer explore our dirty intentions. The walls of Hawk Academy were in danger of exposing their buried secrets rose as the tangled web of lies started to unravel. I was tempted to hold them together. Just one more term, then we would be out of here, and on our way to life at the university. But despite my best efforts, the truth comes out and with it follows death, blood, and pain. This might just be the real end, for all of us. Author's Note: This is book THREE in a THREE book series. It is from James’s POV. Each part of the series is told from a different viewpoint. Please be advised this series contains material not suitable for all readers. There are dark scenes which could be disturbing to some readers.
- Author : Ira Nayman
- Publisher : Elsewhen Press
- Isbn : : 1911409549
- Pages : 336
- Category : Fiction
Not All Alarm Bells Are In Your Head At the end of You Can’t Kill the Multiverse (But You Can Mess With its Head), Doctor Alhambra, the chief scientist of the Transdimensional Authority, set up an alarm to warn him if a universe is succumbing to the universe-killing machine that is at the heart of the story. But how would the Transdimensional Authority respond if that alarm went off? In Good Intentions, the first book in the Multiverse Refugees Trilogy, but also the sixth Transdimensional Authority novel, we find out. In the process we not only meet the most unusual refugees in fiction (probably), learn what Noomi Rapier’s brother does (and with whom), revisit Dingle Dell, and finally discover what happened to chapter seventeen of The Multiverse is a Nice Place to Visit But I Wouldn’t Want to Live There. Visit bit.ly/GoodIntentions-IraNayman Cover artwork by Hugh Spencer
- Author : Rosemarie A. D’Amico
- Publisher : iUniverse
- Isbn : : 1450267319
- Pages : 300
- Category : Fiction
Kate Monahan is back in this thrilling sequel to Options, the first Kate Monahan mystery. After the unfortunate chain of events at TechniGroup Consulting that left her injured and unemployed, Kate is close to hitting rock bottom. Shes working at a new job that she hates, just to get by. Shes been through a lot, but shes trying to persevere. What other choice does she have? And then Kate gets a call for help that changes her life. She immediately boards a private jet for Manhattan, where nothing is what it seems. Kate finds herself tossed into a pile of puzzle pieces - a tragic series of events within the unexpected realm of corporate enterprise. She is faced with difficult decisions that will test her strength, her loyalty, and even her love. Will Kate persevere to the end of this dangerous journey - or will she end up dead?
- Author : Penny Russell,Nigel Worden
- Publisher : Routledge
- Isbn : : 1317269403
- Pages : 222
- Category : History
Honourable Intentions? compares the significance and strategic use of ‘honour’ in two colonial societies, the Cape Colony and the early British settlements in Australia, between 1750 and 1850. The mobile populations of emigrants and sojourners, sailors and soldiers, merchants and traders, slaves and convicts who surged into and through these regions are not usually associated with ideas of honour. But in both societies, competing and contradictory notions of honour proved integral to the ways in which colonisers and colonised, free and unfree, defended their status and insisted on their right to be treated with respect. During these times of flux, concepts of honour and status were radically reconstructed. Each of the thirteen chapters considers honour in a particular sphere - legal, political, religious or personal - and in different contexts determined by the distinctive and changing matrix of race, gender and class, as well as the distinctions of free and unfree status in each colony. Early chapters in the volume show how and why the political, ideological and moral stakes of the concept of honour were particularly important in colonial societies; later chapters look more closely at the social behaviour and the purchase of honour among specific groups. Collectively, the chapters show that there was no clear distinction between political and social life, and that honour crossed between the public and private spheres. This exciting new collection brings together new and established historians of Australia and South Africa to highlight thought-provoking parallels and contrasts between the Cape and Australian colonies that will be of interest to all scholars of colonial societies and the concept of honour.
- Author : Amelia Abraham
- Publisher : Pan Macmillan
- Isbn : : 1509866159
- Pages : N.A
- Category : Biography & Autobiography
Longlisted for the Polari First Book Prize 2020 ‘Eloquent, empathetic and passionate, this book will not just resonate with a new generation of queer people, but with all those who seek to be their allies. A brilliant book.’ - Owen Jones Today, the options and freedoms on offer to LGBTQ+ people living in the West are greater than ever before. But is same-sex marriage, improved media visibility and corporate endorsement all it’s cracked up to be? At what cost does this acceptance come? And who is getting left behind, particularly in parts of the world where LGBTQ+ rights aren’t so advanced? Combining intrepid journalism with her own personal experience, in Queer Intentions, Amelia Abraham searches for the answers to these urgent challenges, as well as the broader question of what it means to be queer right now. With curiosity, good humour and disarming openness, Amelia takes the reader on a thought-provoking and entertaining journey. Join her as she cries at the first same-sex marriage in Britain, loses herself in the world’s biggest drag convention in L.A., marches at Pride parades across Europe, visits both a transgender model agency and the Anti-Violence Project in New York to understand the extremes of trans life today, parties in the clubs of Turkey’s underground LGBTQ+ scene, and meets a genderless family in progressive Stockholm.
The Forgery: Best Intentions
- Author : George Payne Rainsford James
- Publisher : Library of Alexandria
- Isbn : : 1465607277
- Pages : N.A
- Category : Books
One of the finest characters in the world was the old English merchant. We may and have improved upon many things, but not upon that. A different spirit reigns in commerce from that which ruled it long ago, and not a better one. We are more the shopkeeper, as a celebrated but not a great man called us, and less the merchant. As a people, our commerce is more extended, but the separate transactions are smaller; and minute dealings almost always produce paltry minds. Not at all do I mean to say that the old English merchant is without his representatives; but they are fewer than in other times, both with reference to our numbers and to our extended trade. There are many still, however, whose notions are as vast and as just as those of any of our ancestors; and amongst them, not very long ago, was a gentleman of the name of Humphrey Scriven. He was a highly-educated and naturally-gifted man, the son of wealthy and respectable parents in a class of society peculiar to England--the untitled country gentry; and he had been originally intended for the church. Circumstances, however, are to most men fate. He became acquainted, by some mere accident, with the only daughter of a rich merchant--admired, loved her, and won her love in return. He was a younger son; but, nevertheless, her father was a kind and liberal man, and he consented to their marriage upon one condition: that Mr. Scriven should abandon his intention of entering the church, and become a merchant like himself. He fancied that he had perceived in the young man a peculiar aptitude for business, and he was not mistaken. Mr. Scriven became his son-in-law, his partner, and his successor; and well did he bear up the name and honour of the house. It was a fine thing to see him, some twenty years after his marriage, when, with the business of the day over, he sat in his splendid house in St. James's Square, surrounded by his family, and often associated with the noblest and the proudest of the land. His wife was no longer living, but she had left him four very handsome children. She had herself been remarkably beautiful, and her husband was as fine a looking man as eye could see--tall, graceful, vigorous, and possessing that air of dignity which springs from dignity of mind. From the moment that five o'clock struck, Mr. Scriven cast off all thought and care of business; for, though there were, of course, with him as with other men engaged in similar pursuits, fluctuations and changes, bad speculations, failing debtors, and wrecked ships, still his transactions were too extensive for the loss of a few thousand pounds here or there to weigh upon his mind; and, being of a cheerful and happy disposition, he spread sunshine through his dwelling.
Crocodiles & Good Intentions
- Author : Liza Cody
- Publisher : iUniverse
- Isbn : : 1532050747
- Pages : 346
- Category : Fiction
Lady Bag, released at last from prison, is greeted by her friends and reunited with her best-loved companion greyhound, Electra. She has been sober for months, and her friends want to keep her on the straight and narrow. What could possibly go wrong? About Lady Bag Made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up for a whole novel. Lady Bag is perfectly realized (Sara Paretsky). A great read. Lady Bag is a wonderful addition to your line-up of unforgettable women characters. I was deeply involved in her life and situation from page 1. Great dialogue as ever and some gorgeous imagery. It all added up to a book Im sorry to close (Peter Lovesey). Its the sharp writing as much as the unusual setting that makes this book such a joy. Codys dialogue is always funny and full of purpose, and here shes found her perfect protagonista creative mangler of platitudes and uncontrollable shredder of pomp and hypocrisy (Mat Coward, The Morning Star).
Between Bombs and Good Intentions
- Author : Rainer Baudendistel
- Publisher : Berghahn Books
- Isbn : : 1782388729
- Pages : 360
- Category : History
The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have highlighted again the precarious situation aid agencies find themselves in, caught as they are between the firing lines of the hostile parties, as they are trying to alleviate the plight of the civilian populations. This book offers an illuminating case study from a previous conflict, the Italo-Ethiopian war of 1935-36, and of the humanitarian operation of the Red Cross during this period. Based on fresh material from Red Cross and Italian military archives, the author examines highly controversial subjects such as the Italian bombings of Red Cross field hospitals, the treatment of Prisoners of War by the two belligerents; and the effects of Fascist Italy’s massive use of poison gas against the Ethiopians. He shows how Mussolini and his ruthless regime, throughout the seven-month war, manipulated the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) – the lead organization of the Red Cross in times of war, helped by the surprising political naïveté of its board. During this war the ICRC redefined its role in a debate, which is fascinating not least because of its relevance to current events, about the nature of humanitarian action. The organization decided to concern itself exclusively with matters falling under the Geneva Conventions and to give priority to bringing relief over expressing protest. It was a decision that should have far-reaching consequences, particularly for the period of World War II and the fate of Jews in Nazi concentration camps.
The Intentions Book
- Author : Gigi Fenster
- Publisher : Victoria University Press
- Isbn : : 086473879X
- Pages : 308
- Category : Fiction
Morris Goldberg is a man who can’t cry. Semi-retired from his career as a metadata analyst, he lives alone and conducts imaginary conversations with his recently-deceased wife, Sadie. Then news arrives that his daughter Rachel is missing in the bush, with bad weather on the way. While Morris waits for news, memory and dream start to merge. Key scenes from his childhood and marriage play out in his imagination and the urgent questions of a lifetime press forward. What happens in moments of crisis? Are people capable of change? How can one express their true feelings? How does society survive the endless dance of estrangement and intimacy? The Intentions Book is a tender and funny novel about love, communication, and the ways families shape people.
Against the Sun & Veiled Intentions
- Author : Kat Martin,Delores Fossen
- Publisher : Harlequin
- Isbn : : 1488097267
- Pages : 640
- Category : Fiction
BESTSELLING AUTHOR COLLECTION Reader-favorite romances in collectible volumes from our bestselling authors. EXTREME EXPOSURE It’s not in bodyguard Jake Cantrell’s job description to share his suspicions with his assignments. Beautiful executive Sage Dumont may be in charge, but Jake’s not on her payroll. As a former Special Forces marine, Jake trusts his gut, and it’s telling him there’s something off about a shipment arriving at Marine Drilling International. His instinct is aroused…in more ways than one. A savvy businesswoman, Sage knows better than to take some hired gun’s “hunch” as gospel. And yet she is learning not to underestimate the man her grandfather hired to protect her. Determined to prove Jake wrong, Sage does some digging of her own and turns up deadly details she was never meant to see. Drawn into a terrifying web of lies and deceit—and into feelings they can’t afford to explore—what Jake and Sage uncover may be frighteningly worse than they ever imagined. FREE BONUS STORY INCLUDED IN THIS VOLUME! Veiled Intentions by USA TODAY bestselling author Delores Fossen Detective Katelyn O’Malley must work with hotshot Sergeant Joe Rico, her new boss—and fake fiancé—to draw out a deadly killer. Saying “I do” has never been so dangerous. Previously published.