How to Be Awake & Alive


Author: Mildred Newman,Bernard Berkowitz
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0399590374
Category: Self-Help
Page: 112
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Mildred Newman and Bernard Berkowitz show, in a common-sense way, how ideas, prejudices, and fears developed when we were very young, can prevent us from achieving happiness today.

Fully Awake and Truly Alive

Spiritual Practices to Nurture Your Soul
Author: Jane E. Vennard,Rami Shapiro
Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
ISBN: 1594734739
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 178
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With stories from her personal life and her experience as a spiritual director, Rev. Jane Vennard illustrates the joys and frustrations of spiritual practice, with insights from various religious traditions and exercises and meditations for your journey.

Aware, Awake, Alive

A Contemporary Guide to the Ancient Science of Integral Health and Human Flourishing
Author: Elliott Dacher
Publisher: Paragon House
ISBN: 9781557788955
Category: Self-Help
Page: 300
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Dr. Dacher's new book includes a meditation CD. "Aware, Awake, Alive details the essential needs of our inner spirit. The author's personal wisdom, professional knowledge, and mastery of sacred teachings ensures that this book fulfills its promise to lead the reader into a deep and profound inner journey of self-awakening. Aware, Awake, Alive is absolutely stunning. I hope millions of people will read this book." --Caroline Myss Author of Anatomy of the Spirit and Defy Gravity "Elliott Dacher has the heart of a sage, the voice of a muse, and the skill of a trained physician. His writing offers an approach to healthcare that blends contemplative practice and optimal health practices. As we embody the wisdom of this book, we find a roadmap that can lead each of us to healthier and happier lives. I strongly recommend this book." --Marilyn Schlitz, President/CEO, Institute of Noetic Sciences

Awake and Alive

Harness Your Mental & Physical Potential Through a Plant-Based Lifestyle
Author: Luke Tan
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0994343302
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: N.A
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How can you stay leaner all year round? How can you enhance your diet with more plant foods and get healthier? How can you learn to build your strength and train more effectively? Do you want to be inspired to start living your best life yet? In an increasingly image and profit-driven society where we have more resources, technology and opportunities than ever before, some say that we have progressed... but have we really? Unfit, unwell, undernourished and unsatisfied, most of us are drifting through life in varying states of unconsciousness. ‘Awake and Alive: Harness your mental and physical potential through a plant-based lifestyle’ takes you on a journey through the 5-step AWAKE method to help you achieve optimal health and mental clarity while living a life of authenticity. Through the revolutionary AWAKE method in this book, you’ll find: • Tried and tested fitness training programs to help you grow stronger • Mindset coaching exercises to help you become clearer • Plant-based recipes to nourish your body and satisfy your tastebuds • Inspirational interviews with successful plant-fueled athletes and advocates If you are floundering and can’t seem to find your purpose and you’re drawn to look into a fresh perspective, give yourself the gift of awakening. This book is for you. ‘Awake and Alive’ is written by plant-based strength/empowerment coach, Luke Tan. He is best known for training professionals and plant-based fitness models for competition. The founder of Evolved Generation (a brand that promotes health, fitness and consciousness through plant-based diet) Luke’s team comprises of top-level strength/bodybuilding/bikini athletes who have won numerous local and international awards. Having experienced his own awakening, he hopes that through the guidance and inspiration in this book, you will experience yours. Foreword by Robert Cheeke author of ‘Vegan Bodybuilding and Fitness’, and Dave Simon author of ‘Meatonomics’.

How to Be Your Own Best Friend


Author: Mildred Newman,Bernard Berkowitz,Jean Owen
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0425286398
Category: Self-Help
Page: 96
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What is real, lasting happiness? How does one achieve it? And why are so many people holding themselves back? At the heart of this profound, simple, beautiful book is the wisdom of Mildred Newman and Bernard Berkowitz, married psychoanalysts who encourage readers to both love themselves and to confront life's hardest truths. A classic for more than three decades, How to Be Your Own Best Friend has already changed millions of lives. Now, open up your mind, and let it change yours. Praise for How to Be Your Own Best Friend "I want to tell you that it's magic, but the whole point of the book is that there is no magic. So instead let me simply say that I can't live without it."--Nora Ephron "A wonderful prescription for the blahs . . . an antidote to weariness, discouragement or loneliness."--Los Angeles Times "What the Berkowitzes unearthed . . . is a too-often-forgotten form of human intercourse called getting to know me."--Chicago Tribune "A kind of psychiatric pep talk . . . directed at people who [are] learning how to operate themselves."--The New York Times "Seductively jargon-free, presented in neat question-and-answer format."--Houston Chronicle

Why Wait to Be Great?

It's Either Now or Too Late
Author: Terry Hawkins
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1609948939
Category: Self-Help
Page: 240
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Discover Your Super Power! We all want to change something about ourselves: lose weight, quit smoking, improve our finances, and so on. But change is hard, even painful, and it’s our nature to avoid pain. In this inspiring how-to guide, Terry Hawkins provides exactly what we need: a straightforward way to break free of old habits that hold us back and adopt new ones that move us forward. It’s a process Hawkins herself used to rise above poverty, abuse, and serious health problems. Two fictional characters—Pitman and Flipman—demonstrate two possible ways of being. As Pitman, we’re trapped in the Pit of Misery, chained to our past, a helpless victim of circumstance. As the superhero Flipman, we are powerful, courageous, loved, successful, and able to flip negative thoughts and habits into positive ones. Hawkins illustrates precisely what feelings, thoughts, and behaviors send us to the pit and provides a detailed action plan for getting out of it. This wonderfully human and honest book will help you create the life you want once and for all. “Terry Hawkins is a positive force of nature. Let her enthusiasm and optimistic approach to life’s challenges rub off on you as you turn the pages. You’ll be a better person for having read this book.” —Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager and Great Leaders Grow “I was about to take antidepressants to stop my spiral downward—then I was handed Why Wait to Be Great? I feel so empowered. It was like it was written just for me and everything I was going through.” —Ishbel MacConnachie, Director of Studies, GoodStart Training College “Possibly the best book I have read on overcoming depression, lethargy, negative self-talk, and more. Every high school student should be given a copy when he or she leaves school—skills for life.” —Vivien Wornell, Social Worker/Counselor, St. George Private Hospital

Why We Sleep

Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
Author: Matthew Walker
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501144316
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 368
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"Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, wellness, and longevity ... An explosion of scientific discoveries in the last twenty years has shed new light on this fundamental aspect of our lives. Now ... neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker gives us a new understanding of the vital importance of sleep and dreaming"--Amazon.com.

The Soft Addiction Solution


Author: Judith Wright
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440649928
Category: Self-Help
Page: 368
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Have you ever wondered how you might carve more meaning and purpose out of your crowded days? The answer is simple: cut out the "soft addictions." As Judith Wright reveals in this revised and expanded edition of her classic self-help book There Must Be More Than This, many of us are addicted to seemingly harmless and socially sanctioned habits such as shopping, watching TV, and gossiping-robbing us of our time, clouding our clarity of mind, and masking our deeper longing for lasting joy. According to Wright, soft addictions are seductive because they satisfy powerful desires-and we easily become hooked because they are perceived as "normal" behavior, behavior that doesn't seem to demand the extraordinary measures of a drug or alcohol addiction. Yet soft addictions do call out for action and in this groundbreaking book, Judith Wright explains why they are so damaging and outlines an effective plan for overcoming these negative habits to discover more passion, love, commitment, and meaning in our lives.

Staying Awake

A True Story of Life in Death
Author: Thomas A. Lukenbill
Publisher: Park East Press, Incorporated
ISBN: 9781935764205
Category: Future life
Page: 142
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As his mother left her body after the removal of life support, Lukenbill experiences all that she did. Ultimately, he was gifted with the remarkable journey of taking his mother to the other side. His return marked a new understanding and message of the love and compassion that is available to everyone.

8 Keys to Practicing Mindfulness: Practical Strategies for Emotional Health and Well-being (8 Keys to Mental Health)


Author: Manuela Mischke Reeds
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393709094
Category: Self-Help
Page: 224
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Learning how to pay attention to the present moment. Becoming mindful is about the small, everyday things such as pausing to take a breath before you drive off in a hurry or considering the food that will nourish your body before a meal. Or it can mean checking in with yourself before responding to a challenging email or text. Every moment of our lives can become an opportunity to practice mindfulness. This book will invite you to sharpen your awareness and ask yourself with more frequency, “What do I notice right now?” or “How do I need to respond or be with this situation?” These seemingly tiny moments of noticing yourself can have a major impact on your life as you learn to track habitual patterns and awaken to change. Practicing mindfulness is not about being better by figuring it all out. It is about tolerating the moments when you don’t know or learning to be more curious about the struggle. Here you will learn how to establish a basic practice with guidelines for posture and breathing as well as various options for meditations that involve sitting, walking, gently moving or lying down. You can try these exercises at your lunch break, before you rise or fall asleep. But best of all is for you to sprinkle mindfulness throughout your day. Whether you are new to mindfulness or a seasoned practitioner, you can make the conscious decision to change your approach to life. Moment by moment you have the opportunity to cultivate awareness that will make a difference in how you engage with the world on a daily basis.

Anesthesia

The Gift of Oblivion and the Mystery of Consciousness
Author: Kate Cole-Adams
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
ISBN: 161902957X
Category: Medical
Page: 269
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"An obsessive, mystical, terrifying, and even phantasmagorical exploration of anesthesia’s shadowy terra incognita." —The New Yorker Anesthetize: to render insensible First there’s the injection, then the countdown—and next thing you know, you’re awake. Anesthesia: The Gift of Oblivion and the Mystery of Consciousness is the story of the time in between, an exploration of that most crucial and baffling gift of modern medicine: the disappearing act that enables us to undergo procedures that would otherwise be impossibly, often fatally, painful. In the past 150 years, anesthesia has made surgical intervention routine, from open-heart surgery to the facelift. But how much do anesthesiologists really know about what happens when their patients go under? Can we hear and retain what’s going on? Is pain still pain if we don’t remember it? How does the unconscious mind deal with the body’s experience of being sliced open and ransacked—and how can we help ourselves through it all? Kate Cole-Adams weaves her own personal experiences with surgery and its aftermath with the explorations and personal accounts of others, doctors and patients alike—accounts of people who wake under the knife, who experience traumatic reactions, dreams, hallucinations, and submerged memories—accounts that evoke and illuminate the provisional nature of the self. Haunting, lyrical, sometimes shattering, Cole-Adams leavens science with personal experience, and brings an intensely human curiosity to the unknowable realm beyond consciousness.

The Complete Tassajara Cookbook

Recipes, Techniques, and Reflections from the Famed Zen Kitchen
Author: Edward Espe Brown
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834822016
Category: Cooking
Page: 544
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California's Tassajara Zen Mountain Center has long been renowned for its gourmet vegetarian cuisine. In this comprehensive guide to the Tassajara way of cooking, the retreat center–spa's most celebrated chef, Edward Espe Brown, presents hundreds of recipes using fresh, whole foods; detailed notes on preparing seasonal ingredients; and, perhaps most important, inspiration for cooking with joyful intention and attention. Presented with humor and warmth, this book is full of insights for living a life that celebrates simple food.

Full Catastrophe Living (Revised Edition)

Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness
Author: Jon Kabat-Zinn
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0345539729
Category: Self-Help
Page: 720
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The landmark work on mindfulness, meditation, and healing, now revised and updated after twenty-five years Stress. It can sap our energy, undermine our health if we let it, even shorten our lives. It makes us more vulnerable to anxiety and depression, disconnection and disease. Based on Jon Kabat-Zinn’s renowned mindfulness-based stress reduction program, this classic, groundbreaking work—which gave rise to a whole new field in medicine and psychology—shows you how to use medically proven mind-body approaches derived from meditation and yoga to counteract stress, establish greater balance of body and mind, and stimulate well-being and healing. By engaging in these mindfulness practices and integrating them into your life from moment to moment and from day to day, you can learn to manage chronic pain, promote optimal healing, reduce anxiety and feelings of panic, and improve the overall quality of your life, relationships, and social networks. This second edition features results from recent studies on the science of mindfulness, a new Introduction, up-to-date statistics, and an extensive updated reading list. Full Catastrophe Living is a book for the young and the old, the well and the ill, and anyone trying to live a healthier and saner life in our fast-paced world. Praise for Full Catastrophe Living “To say that this wise, deep book is helpful to those who face the challenges of human crisis would be a vast understatement. It is essential, unique, and, above all, fundamentally healing.”—Donald M. Berwick, M.D., president emeritus and senior fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement “One of the great classics of mind/body medicine.”—Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., author of Kitchen Table Wisdom “A book for everyone . . . Jon Kabat-Zinn has done more than any other person on the planet to spread the power of mindfulness to the lives of ordinary people and major societal institutions.”—Richard J. Davidson, founder and chair, Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin–Madison “This is the ultimate owner’s manual for our lives. What a gift!”—Amy Gross, former editor in chief, O: The Oprah Magazine “I first read Full Catastrophe Living in my early twenties and it changed my life.”—Chade-Meng Tan, Jolly Good Fellow of Google and author of Search Inside Yourself “Jon Kabat-Zinn’s classic work on the practice of mindfulness to alleviate stress and human suffering stands the test of time, a most useful resource and practical guide. I recommend this new edition enthusiastically to doctors, patients, and anyone interested in learning to use the power of focused awareness to meet life’s challenges, whether great or small.”—Andrew Weil, M.D., author of Spontaneous Happiness and 8 Weeks to Optimum Health “How wonderful to have a new and updated version of this classic book that invited so many of us down a path that transformed our minds and awakened us to the beauty of each moment, day-by-day, through our lives. This second edition, building on the first, is sure to become a treasured sourcebook and traveling companion for new generations who seek the wisdom to live full and fulfilling lives.”—Diana Chapman Walsh, Ph.D., president emerita of Wellesley College

Integral Health

The Path to Human Flourishing
Author: Elliott S. Dacher
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458712729
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: N.A
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INTEGRAL HEALTH The Path to Human Flourishing Everyone agrees that the mind/body connection is a critical component in healing and well-being. But how do you activate that connection? Practices like yoga, tai chi, reiki, and various types of meditation relate to and promote that connection, but, in themselves, don't produce the qualitative shift needed for the higher level of extraordinary, integral health. Rather than looking outside ourselves for new remedies, techniques, and programs, Elliott S. Dacher, M.D., says we have to redirect our vision from outside to inside. ''To transform health and life we must shift our gaze inward, where we will find the ever-present source of exceptional health and healing, '' writes Dacher. As an internist for twenty-one years, Dr. Dacher was able to relieve his patients' physical suffering, but he grew more and more frustrated when he wasn't able to address his patients' underlying ailments like disabling fatigue, pervasive anxiety, or unrelenting low-level depression. That led him to seek a second medical education in the East, which spoke to him about wisdom, compassion, the alleviation of needless suffering, and the promotion of sustained health, happiness, and wholeness. This book provides the vision and the map that show how to achieve integral health as well as its many fruits. Based on Ken Wilber's integral theory, that path is holistic, evolutionary, intentional, person-centered, and dynamic as it addresses four aspects of human existence - the inner aspects of the psycho spiritual and the interpersonal and the outer aspects of the biological and the interpersonal. The seeker learns how to deal with and advance through each of the aspects, do an integral assessment of all four aspects, design a personalized program of integral practice, and progress toward integral health. By striving for human flourishing, we become co-creators in an evolutionary leap in health and well-being.

Holy Clues

The Gospel According to Sherlock Holmes
Author: Stephen Kendrick
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307426246
Category: Religion
Page: 208
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If God is the greatest mystery of them all, then why not, in pursuit of God, consult the greatest detective of them all? In this imaginative and surprisingly profound book, Stephen Kendrick reveals Sherlock Holmes as spiritual guide. Drawing on the teachings of Christianity, Buddhism, and Judaism--as well as a host of thinkers as varied as Albert Einstein, Gandhi, and Vincent van Gogh--Kendrick explores the stories of Sherlock Holmes and finds remarkably prescient religious insights. He shows us the link between careful observation of clues and the Buddhist concept of "Bare Attention." He illuminates the parallel between the great sleuth's pursuit of justice and God's actions on the scene of the first murder, when Cain slew Abel. And in the detective's open, engaged mind, Kendrick finds a model for uniting the principles of science with a sincere spiritual quest. The result is a book of inspiration for the modern, skeptical searcher--and an entertaining work that sheds new light on the methods of the world's greatest detective. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Contemplative Youth Ministry

Practicing the Presence of Jesus
Author: Mark Yaconelli
Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties
ISBN: 0310829666
Category: Religion
Page: 256
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“Contemplative Youth Ministry is refreshing rain for dry youth workers and barren youth ministries. More than the same old youth ministry tips and tricks, it gives principles and practices to soak in God’s grace, love, and power. I wish I had read it 15 years ago.” - Kara Powell, Ph.D., executive director, Center for Youth Ministry and Family Ministry, Fuller Theological Seminary “Mark invites readers to be encountered by the presence of Jesus who is always near. This book is transparent about the challenges that churches and families face as they desire to be effective in youth ministry. The book is filled with the honest stories of different kinds of youth ministries representing the breadth of Christianity in the United States. I heartily endorse Contemplative Youth Ministry as a rich encounter with the souls of youth and adults whose lives have been transformed by our very present God.” - Bill Kees, director of youth ministries, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) “Mark Yaconelli not only reminds us of some of the long-forgotten pathways of faith, he shares with us how it actually looks when men and women who love God practice it with young people. I especially appreciate Mark’s optimism in his perspective of today’s kids, for his insights are grounded in God’s view of them.” - Chap Clark, Ph.D., associate professor of youth, family, and culture, Fuller Theological Seminary “Mark Yaconelli was experimenting with contemplative youth ministry practices before contemplative youth ministry practices became cool. This book has about it the unique air of authenticity. He shares with us in these pages his own journey as a youth worker who actually believes that God’s still small voice speaks louder than the roaring windstorm of our busy youth ministry calendars. It’s a book about creating for our students places of silence and opening up spaces for God to speak.” - Duffy Robbins, professor of youth ministry, Eastern University; author of Enjoy the Silence and This Way to Youth Ministry “Mark Yaconelli has emerged as one of youth ministry’s most provocative ‘voices in the wilderness,’ calling us back to our theological taproots: The contemplative practices that bind our lives to the life of Christ. If Mark’s research has taught us anything, it’s that these practices do not cause youth ministry to take fl ight into a spiritual never-never land; rather they anchor young people—and their churches—in the fertile soil of Christian tradition, in the nitty-gritty of daily life, and in the explosive transformation that awaits us when we wait upon God.” - Kenda Creasy Dean, parent, pastor, and professor of youth, Princeton Theological Seminary; author of Practicing Passion: Youth and the Quest for a Passionate Church

The World Is Awake

A Celebration of Everyday Blessings
Author: Linsey Davis
Publisher: Zonderkidz
ISBN: 0310762073
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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This is the day the Lord has made. A butterfly floats through the sun and the shade, while dragonflies flit past the flowers and trees and grasshoppers hop in the soft morning breeze. The World Is Awake, A Celebration of Everyday Blessings, written by Emmy Award winner and ABC News correspondent Linsey Davis with Joseph Bottum, is a lyrical, rhyming story for young children intended to make them feel safe and joyful, cradled in the hands of God. Paired with bright and engaging illustrations by Lucy Fleming, this book inspires children to be thankful for all of God’s blessings that surround us in our daily lives. From the nature in our own backyard to the animals at the zoo, The World Is Awake is a celebration of God’s wonderful world.

Meditations of Henry David Thoreau

A Light in the Woods
Author: Chris Highland
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 9780899975108
Category: Philosophy
Page: 176
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A selection of 60 thoughtful Thoreau quotations and placed them alongside the wisdom words of writers, philosopohers, and teachers from around the world. Bound in a lovely and compact format, the book totes easily along in your pocket, backpack, or picnic basket. Solitude never felt so cozy.

How to Take Charge of Your Life


Author: Mildred Newman,Bernard Berkowitz
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553255904
Category: Psychology
Page: 115
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Broken Bodies, Healing Hearts

Reflections of a Hospital Chaplain
Author: Gretchen Tenbrook,Harold G Koenig
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317789377
Category: Medical
Page: 188
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Witness the wonder of divine power when faith in God overcomes human frailty! Broken Bodies, Healing Hearts: Reflections of a Hospital Chaplain provides chaplains, doctors, nurses, psychologists, and counselors with insight into the experiences of individual hospital patients. You'll learn of the suffering that they endure, and what patients and caretakers can learn about themselves and God through their ordeals. This is a wonderful collection of descriptive, personal, and heartfelt essays, each derived from a visit with a particular patient. These episodes demonstrate the wonder of divine strength manifested in human frailty. You'll see the spiritual aspects of both significant and common events, inspiring you to contemplate and appreciate all of your life experiences. Broken Bodies, Healing Hearts will help you unravel daily questions and problems and encourage you to seek God's eminent presence in all of your experiences. This intriguing collection demonstrates what it means to be human and what it means to be made in God's likeness. You will explore the heartwrenching struggles of unique individuals, such as: Jimmy Meyer, a three-year-old toddler with a terminal brain tumor, who takes each day for whatever it could offer him. His simple trust teaches us all to grow in our faith and seek the child within ourselves Mr. Nelson, who after suffering a heart attack and facing the possibility of death, recounts how the experience served to turn his life from one of anger and resentment to one of peace and freedom, reminding us all of the healing power of grace when we are willing to receive it Martha Claxton, a fifty-eight-year-old woman battling leukemia. In finally letting go she experiences God's eternal security, inviting each of us to surrender our lives to the One who knows our every need Ms. May, a thirty-eight-year-old with Down's Syndrome, who touches all those whom she comes in contact with. Her ability to live fully in the present moment reminds us that whatever is happening now is worth our undivided attention Enlightening and moving, Broken Bodies, Healing Hearts reveals the presence of God in the lives of patients, chaplains, and all those who care for others. You will discover the connection between human vulnerability and spiritual growth.