We are living longer, but our quality of life isn't necessarily any better. With equal measure of easy-to-read physiology, wit, and practicality, this book veers away from unhealthy conventional dietary and lifestyle wisdom and shows how to unite the mind, body, and spirit for long-term vitality. Derived from her extensive research for her book "Death By Supermarket", Nancy Deville provides a series of straightforward, no-nonsense guidelines that shows readers how to take control of their health. This comprehensive program addresses topics such as accelerated ageing and how to avoid it, how to properly care for and nourish the brain, managing insomnia, practising self-compassion, and the appropriate exercise levels for all ages. Whether a twenty-year-old who can't get out of bed without four cups of coffee and a cigarette, a depressed thirty-five-year-old with no sex drive, or someone free-falling into old age, this book shows readers how to redefine their sense of well-being in a toxic world. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
"Tastefully illustrated, "Sex and Intimacy for Wounded Veterans" is a one-of-a-kind position and device resource, especially for anyone who has experienced limb loss or serious genital injury." -Mitchell Tepper, PhD, MPH, author of "Regain That Feeling: Secrets to Sexual Self-Discovery" Human contact and sexuality are natural and essential parts of our lives. Need and desire do not dissipate when someone has experienced traumatic injury. While injuries may cause profound changes to one's life, intimacy and sexual activity are still possible-and could even present new opportunities. "Sex and Intimacy for Wounded Veterans: A Guide to Embracing Change" was written by occupational therapists who work with wounded veterans, but it is applicable to all who've experienced life-changing injury. Designed to help educate veterans, family members, significant others, and clinicians, this manual provides practical information and illustrations to help readers reengage in sexual activity and intimacy, with or without adaptations and modifications. The diagnoses considered when creating "Sex and Intimacy for Wounded Veterans: A Guide to Embracing Change" include but are not limited to: traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), genital injury, spinal cord injury (SCI ), and orthopedic injuries involving muscles, bones, nerves, and limb amputations. Regardless of injury, sexual pleasure is a realistic goal, as is the ability to form intimate relationships with others. "Veterans and spouses often describe difficulty with sexual intimacy as their greatest hurdle to healing, while doctors and therapists frequently describe sex as the issue they are most unprepared to address. In "Sex and Intimacy for Wounded Veterans: A Guide to Embracing Change," both veterans and health care workers will find a comprehensive and compassionate guide. We should put a copy of this manual in the hands of every patient, spouse, and medical provider who walks through the door of a Military Treatment Facility. " --Emilie E. Godwin, Ph.D., LPC, MFT, Assistant Professor and Director of Psychotherapy & Family Services, Virginia Commonwealth University Neuropsychology Traumatic Brain Injury Model System of Care *Paid for by grants from the Bob Woodruff Foundation and the SemperMax Support Fund. Sex and Intimacy for Wounded Veterans is offered at a nominal charge to optimize its availability to all who can benefit by its use. Any proceeds from the sale of the guide will be used to purchase complimentary copies for distribution at military and veteran treatment facilities.
Sexuality has captured our imagination since antiquity. Its passion and mysteries have inspired numerous creative works and posed many ethical, legal, and social challenges. Because sex is so central to our personal lives and society, various thinkers have pondered its philosophical dimensions. This reference book, the first of its kind, offers comprehensive coverage of sexual philosophy. Unlike other works, which explore the biology of sex, this encyclopedia locates sexuality in its broader intellectual and social contexts. Alan Soble, one of the world's foremost authorities on the philosophy of sex, has consulted an advisory board of distinguished specialists, including: David Archard Martha Cornog John Corvino Ann Garry Christine E. Gudorf Sarah Hoffman Richard T. Hull Edward Johnson John Kleinig Timothy F. Murphy James Lindemann Nelson J. Martin Stafford Robert M. Stewart Edward Collins Vacek, S.J. And Alan Wertheimer. Through more than 150 alphabetically arranged entries, the encyclopedia chronicles how people have thought about sexuality across time and cultures. The entries, written by more than 100 expert contributors who cite current scholarship, provide insightful discussions of thinkers, topics, movements, religions, and concepts, including: Abortion Aristotle Augustine Buddhism Casual Sex Chinese Philosophy Contraception Cybersex Evolution Existentialism Fantasy Flirting Michel Foucault Harassment Thomas Hobbes Homosexuality and Science Incest Indian Erotology Islam Immanuel Kant Jacques Lacan Love Marriage Friedrich Nietzsche Pornography Queer Theory Rape Seduction Sex Work Thomas Aquinas Utopianism Ludwig Wittgenstein And many more. Features: Includes more than 150 alphabetically arranged entries. Draws upon the work of more than 100 expert contributors from a range of disciplines. Provides biographical and topical entries. Covers traditions from different times and cultures. Entries are fully cross-referenced and close with extensive bibliographies. Offers an alphabetical list of entries. Lists entries grouped in topical categories. Provides a selected, general bibliography of major works. Includes a detailed index. Benefits: Helps students explore the ethical and moral dimensions of sexuality. Fosters respect for cultural diversity. Gives students an historical context for contemporary issues and concerns. Serves as a model for interdisciplinary research. Shows the relevance of philosophy to popular culture. Directs students to additional sources of information. High school students and teachers will value this work as a guide to numerous contemporary social issues and as a measure of the importance of philosophy across the curriculum. Public libraries, too, will need this encyclopedia to help readers learn more about the ethical background and context of sexual issues today.
Perhaps the greatest quality to develop on life's journey is the practice of compassion. This beautifully written book is about cultivating compassion in the garden of the soul. Strengtliening our inner resources for this sacred work, it calls us to follow Christ, to be "co-conspirators" in the sacred story of salvation.
"Extremely well-researched and coherently argued, this book presents top-quality research and draws appropriately on the existing knowledge in this area. The focus on fidelity across different kinds of relationship structures is very original and will prove an important contribution to the field of relationship research. A key strength of this study is that the analysis pays attention to both commonalities and diversity (which is rare, even in qualitative research). The analysis is also both clearly expressed and sophisticated." - Dr. Meg Barker, Open University "This is a fascinating investigation of the meaning of 'love, ' 'sex, ' and 'fidelity' for different kinds of couples. Kassia Wosick reports on a survey and in-depth conversations with couples that were straight and gay, monogamous and non-monogamous, traditional and polyamorous. 'Love' and 'being special' are enormously important in all of these groups. But she also finds startling differences. For some, sexual exclusiveness is critical. For others, being faithful means not loving anyone else, but sex with others is ok. For polyamorous couples, having explicit rules and being open and honest is the heart of fidelity and being special. And "having sex" can mean many different things. This book persuasively argues that we need more flexible, emotion-focused concepts of love, commitment and fidelity. The traditional focus on sexual exclusivity does not fit many contemporary relationships. This is a very valuable book for researchers and therapists, and for all of us who care about 'love, ' 'sex, ' and 'faithfulness'." - Professor Francesca Cancian, University of California, Irvine "Engaging, insightful, thoroughly researched, and well written, Sex, Love, and Fidelity: Study of Contemporary Romantic Relationships provides a compelling analysis of evolving relationships with a unique focus on levels of monogamy that surpasses previous studies to contribute refreshing insights into current meanings of sexuality and love. Wosick untangles the myriad cultural assumptions underlying the concept of fidelity and details the various ways in which fidelity expresses in a range of contemporary relationships, from dual fidelity and strict monogamy through veiled fidelity and almost monogamy to specified fidelity and non-monogamy and ending with agentic fidelity and polyamory. Now that few people in the US expect to be monogamous in the classical sense of marrying as a virgin and remaining in one, life-long, sexually exclusive relationship, Sex, Love, and Fidelity provides the information necessary for us to update our understandings of contemporary love and commitment." - Dr. Elisabeth Sheff, Sheff Consulting Group
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