They needed an escape plan! After losing their business, facing bankruptcy and foreclosure, then being frightened by a vision of their future, in a ratty trailer park watching Little House On The Prairie reruns, Lollie Hoxie hatches an idea—but she doesn’t share it with her husband right away. In this, her first memoir, Hoxie explains with honest humor what happens next when they take an exploratory vacation to Ecuador, return home to sell everything they own, rent their house, and go back to permanently relocate in the little city of Gualaceo. Her resulting adventure involves the trials and tribulations of living with people who speak no English, negotiating precarious bus rides in the country, and traveling through a strange little town with dirt roads and a drunken immigration official, to name a few. There are side trips to Peru lasting longer than planned with terrific consequences and delicious calamities along the way. Finding Joy in Ecuador is filled with Hoxie’s sarcastic humor, contrasted with moments of self-reflection that, at times, take her confidence to the woodshed and threaten to end her marriage. Finding Joy in Ecuador lovingly describes an adventure that taught this couple about themselves and their love for each other. It also revealed to them an aspect of their American culture: the game of accumulating stuff. And, then, how remarkably fun it was for them to live without it! This memoir is a rollercoaster ride into retirement overseas; a fun and exhilarating, sometimes scary adventure of the way it really is. For people who want to get a true glimpse of daily life in this foreign country, it’s a rare find!
In fact, it would be much like what I could see out the window. An Ecuador landscape with mountains, ... The pale yellow color was already on the wall. ... I got some small cans of color from a paint store across the street.
Author: Lollie Hoxie
Publisher: Balboa Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Experience joy each day and equip yourself for the ups and downs of life with Joyful Living, a practical roadmap to achieving inner and outer happiness. Using a mindful and balanced approach, Amy Leigh Mercree presents over a hundred ways to enliven your spirit and step into the blissful life you desire. Featuring affirmations, exercises, inspirational stories, and more, Joyful Living's uplifting entries are easy to use and can be enjoyed in any order. Explore a variety of themes from spiritual ecstasy to attitudes of gratitude to creative inspiration. Apply mindfulness techniques and work toward greater awareness of the present moment. With this book's guidance, you can calm your busy life and focus on the joyful world around you. Praise: "Joyful Living offers hundreds of useful and easy ways to add more beauty, bliss, and pleasure into daily life. In just a few minutes each day you can enrich your life with this treasure trove of wisdom."—Arielle Ford, author of The Soulmate Secret "A life of bliss is not only possible, but imperative. Tools and cultivation are all it takes to live the life of your dreams. Amy's book is a literary light that will help illuminate the path to personal greatness."—Sheila Kelley, actress, TedX Speaker, and author
We live in a primarily benevolent world filled with billions of people trying to find happiness. ... of colorful umbrellas hang over the streets, in Portugal • Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, a celebration of color and hotair ...
Author: Amy Leigh Mercree
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
I ran down the hill full of joy because I believed this had to be the island my Dad had sung about. ... An aqua color floated over me and a water taste filled my mouth. ... “By Jove, how did you find and cross the bridge?
Author: Propertius Press
"Merry Christmas and a Happy silent, silver day is drifting into magic-Christmas night." memories to mind. ..thinking of the good times, And t New Year" color photo by Ray Atkeson verse by Virginia Covey Boswell "May the Peace and Joy ...
"The play-based learning and individualized strategies in this practical book build on the wide range of literacy skills present in the kindergarten classroom. This resource explores simple ways to use traditional learning centres to provide children with real and authentic reasons to listen, speak, read, write, and view. Teachers will find a wealth of resources for creating meaningful learning experiences, including: answers to often-asked questions; milestones to inform teaching instruction; activities and games for both individuals and groups, and literacy extensions that involve children with quality literature, authentic artifacts, and recordings This highly readable book will support teachers as they move beyond worksheets and nurture students on their journey to lifelong literacy."--Publisher.
Read Rainbow Fish A B C by Marcus Pfister to discover both color and the names of the letters of the alphabet, ... Another example of the use of watercolor technique is Finding Joy written by Marion Coste and illustrated by Yong Chen.
Author: Krista Flemington
Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
... the homesick go home...l get away. ..into the all the long year through, The joy that you give color photo by Richard Stacks stillness and solitude of nature, with...snow to others is the joy that comes back to you." about me, etc.
Art Teaching speaks to a new generation of art teachers in a changing society and fresh art world. Comprehensive and up-to-date, it presents fundamental theories, principles, creative approaches, and resources for art teaching in elementary through middle-school. Key sections focus on how children make art, why they make art, the unique qualities of children’s art, and how artistic development can be encouraged in school and at home. Important aspects of curriculum development, integration, evaluation, art room management, and professional development are covered. A wide range of art media with sample art activities is included. Taking the reader to the heart of the classroom, this practical guide describes the realities, challenges, and joys of teaching art, discusses the art room as a zone for creativity, and illustrates how to navigate in a school setting in order to create rich art experiences for students. Many textbooks provide information; this book also provides inspiration. Future and practicing teachers are challenged to think about every aspect of art teaching and to begin formulating independent views and opinions.
Parents would be surprised by the flow of original ideas readily accessed for using every found object. ... and get their hands into each color. Art starts with love for paint, a joy of stirring, pouring, and mixing water and colors.
Author: George Szekely
Life, in general, continually changes. The aura energy field of light which surrounds every living human body is also changing. Currently, the dense 3rd dimensional aura field of light is being replaced with a new 5th dimensional light frequency. As our planet continues to ascend and accept the 5th dimensional frequency and light within her aura field, many individuals seeking enlightenment will experience an energy shift as their personal aura also accepts the higher light. This shift allows the potential for transformational change to occur, not only to our global planet, but also in ones personal life. In transformation, old density threads are unwoven and are moved out of the dense aura energy field both at a global earth level, and also at the personal human level. This allows negative imprints, blocks, and emotional drama that were once stuck in density, access to the higher energy frequency. Although the potential to repeat old issues is ever present in any energy field, old imprints cannot anchor correctly in 5th dimensional light which lessens their importance as well as their ability to stabilize. Once old density issues are destabilized, they become easy to process, transition, and remove from the aura energy field. For many individuals, this can feel like heaven on earth. This book presents information that defines and explains the aura field of light that surrounds the human body. When working to transition the density of a 3rd dimensional energy aura into a 5th dimensional frequency of light, this information is necessary to know and understand. As energy shifts and transitions occur, insight is gained about blocks, issues, and negativity that have been present in density. This insight triggers transformational clearing within the aura allowing one to experience wellness and empowered living.
Thought forms are connected with these color mixes and transmuted to oneness through color and sound frequencies. ... Inner joy begins to break the surface as one reaches down deep within self to find inner joy and peace that have been ...
Author: Sarah A. Schweitzer
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
'This book has the power to change everything' Susan Cain, author of Quiet In this groundbreaking book, designer Ingrid Fetell Lee explores how making small changes to your surroundings can create extraordinary happiness in your life. Drawing on insights from neuroscience and psychology, she reveals how the seemingly mundane spaces and objects we interact with every day have surprising effects on our mood and how we can harness the power of our environment to live fuller, healthier and more joyful lives. 'An inexhaustible and exciting guide to what makes life good' Arianna Huffington 'This mesmerizing book will open your eyes to all the places where joy is hiding in plain sight' Adam Grant, bestselling author of Think Again
color vision provided such an advantage that our ancestors' brains evolved a reduced capacity for processing smells ... almost constant search for food: hunger, which sends us in search of it; and joy, which rewards us for finding it.
Author: Ingrid Fetell Lee
Publisher: Random House
Aimed at motivating teachers to create a welcoming and challenging environment for their students, this professional book is told through a series of anecdotes and stories. It will remind teachers of the intrinsic rewards of teaching (to teach children to love learning) and the powerful role they play as models in this endeavor.
Maybe you'll find joy in a child's silly comment, a colleague's struggles with a certain student or your own inability to teach ... Never forget to laugh and dance and sing and color. Never forget to bring joy back into your classroom!
Author: Brassell, Danny
Publisher: Shell Education