The Better End [EPUB]
06 July 2014, 14:05
2011 | EPUB | 1.73MB
While modern Americans strive to control nearly every aspect of their lives, many of us abandon control of life's final passage. But the realities of twenty-first-century medicine will allow most of us to have a say in how, when, and where we die, so we need to make decisions here, too. Through compelling real-life stories and practical guidance, this book helps readers navigate end-of-life care for themselves and their loved ones.
The Better End is about hope, empowerment, and inspiration. What we choose for our end-of-life care depends on accurate information and on our personal values. We need not only to understand new medical advances but also to appreciate the wisdom of humanity's past and present.
Dan Morhaim, a practicing physician and Maryland state legislator, guides readers through the medical and legal maze of end-of-life care. He details the care choices available to patients and explains why living wills and advance directives are a necessity for every American. He tells readers where to find free and readily available living wills and advance directives and why it is so important for everyone—young and old—to complete them.
Dr. Morhaim helps readers keep decisions in their own hands and spare their families the uncertainty and trauma of guessing about their end-of-life wishes. With this book, he breaks down the barriers to a difficult but essential topic, helping readers to open this often avoided discussion with their loved ones and providing the information and guidance needed to ensure that deeply held values are reflected and honored.
77 Reasons Why Your Book Was Rejected [EPUB]
05 July 2014, 22:24
2011 | EPUB | 1.14MB
Discover the tips and tricks to avoiding the rejection pile.
You've done it! You've written the next "must have" book and everyone you know who reads your manuscript agrees – it's guaranteed to be a bestseller. So why can't you find a publisher for it? For some reason (maybe even more than one) editors and agents alike keep rejecting your proposal.
So what are you doing wrong?
Discover 77 of the most common reasons why thousands of book proposals are rejected every year, and find out what you can do to make your proposal stand out from the rest. Working as an author, editor, and agent from more than 20 years, publishing industry veteran Mike Nappa knows the most frequent mistakes authors make in their proposals and then simple steps you can take to avoid catching a ride on the train to Rejection-ville.
The Authentic Tarot: Discovering Your Inner Self [EPUB]
05 July 2014, 21:39
2013 | EPUB | 1.65MB
The Authentic Tarot challenges the popular view of the cards as merely a device for fortune-telling – the Tarot deck is a ‘book’ of 78 cards that tells an allegorical story of our quest in life, using a symbolic language of archetypal pictograms and numbers. In its truest form it is an ancient tool for self-development—and, indeed, self-realization.
Thomas Saunders decodes what may be the oldest known complete deck of cards -the Ancien Tarot de Marseille— which retains the greatest integrity for their original function. He explains the symbolism of each card and the relationships between the cards, interpreting not only the Major Arcana, but also the significance of the fifty-six Minor cards, and suggests how the wisdom of the Tarot can help us to self-awareness, an understanding of where we are on life’s path, and a sense of our place in the world.