Are you confused with all the health advice and myths around pregnancy? What should I eat or what exercise can I do? Heather is a mum of two young children and runs a wellness business whilst her husband works very long hours. This is her no-holding-back daily account of her third pregnancy as she approaches being 40. This diary will entertain, enlighten and touch you if you are expecting a baby.
The author gives an engaging account of what’s most important during pregnancy, and it’s not all that you think it’ll be. This is a real story of how to survive pregnancy, without any preaching about health and fitness!
A heart-warming and honest story of real-life family challenges.
Deborah Marie Newbitt, a resident of Christchurch, New Zealand, has been an avid poet since the age of eight, when her Nana Ivy Preston, a renowned author, encouraged her to write. In her debut anthology, Nature’s Universe, Deborah’s passion for the natural world is evident in each of the 30 poems included. Whether read as a family or individually, the poems are infused with detail and insight, reflecting Deborah’s unique perspective on the wonders of nature. Each poem in Nature’s Universe celebrates the beauty and diversity of our planet. So, whether you’re a nature enthusiast or simply looking for a moment of quiet reflection, Nature’s Universe is the perfect read.
What does it mean to have an individual identity? In this short collection of poems, B. Ronald Judd explores the obstacles that the modern world imposes upon our understanding of individual identity, while also exploring the foundations of individual identity in both nature and community. Far from having total freedom to define ourselves, we must at last submit to the limitations that are imposed upon us. We must discover that this world is not our own.
This is a story of loss and being taken on a journey of self discovery by people who come from differing walks of life. Some come from a very plain lifestyle while others come from a military life. They are drawn to a place that does not exist in the normal world but one that comes from the past that was dying from the lack of life, these are beings who do not come from our time, but a time of gods and heroes where everything was ruled by the gods. All characters are brought to a place they bring back to life. They stay and bring life to it and the forces that drew them to it, in this place they all find peace. They find a place to live rather than a place to stay.
Laugh, weep, be moved, challenged, and inspired, as you are taken on a journey of discovery. You might identify with the students – or relate to this teacher! Delve into her world, as she fulfils her childhood dream of becoming a wise and compassionate teacher.
She considers teaching as the greatest privilege and responsibility. She taught her school subjects, but she also taught young people life skills: how to learn, laugh, live, love, forgive – and what really matters, in this short life we are gifted.
She strongly believes that students need acceptance, and self-belief, in order to learn and to love learning – that they are worth her time, interest, and care.
Her methods of engaging the interest of students were rarely traditional. But they worked! If students had difficulty, her calling as a teacher was to “find another way”. Every time.
You will be touched not only by her variety of classroom stories, but by her honesty, humour, wit, and insights, but you’ll be hooked with her ‘teaching’ experiences as she travels with seven teenagers for three weeks in a foreign country. What could possibly go wrong?
The African continent is arguably the richest in terms of natural resources and rich in human resources as well, so why the extreme poverty, suffering, misery, etc., especially in the dark-skinned communities in the sub-Saharan region? Why is the term ‘African’ a direct reference to the dark-skinned people, to the exclusion of all the others on the continent? Why are they looked down on and not afforded basic human dignity? Ignorance and corruption are two significant factors, amongst others. The international community’s reactions and the major role played by the international media is worth mentioning and debating. In addition, the blatant corruption of the leaders in the dark-skin populated countries plays a major role. The hidden hypocrisy displayed by the international community and the roles of most of the humanitarian organisations need be addressed. Is there hope for the dark-skinned people or is Africa a ‘basket case’?
On April 30th 1975, South Vietnam fell into the hands of the Communists from the North. Countless Southerners from various backgrounds were being herded into concentration camps. The author was one of them.
“I MUST LIVE!” was the loudest scream I had ever made, which activated my survival instinct when I was tortured to the point of death. Thanks to these three words, I was able to survive in order to recount the painful and horrifying experiences to share with the readers. It was a type of experience that the readers could not possess and no one wished to have.
In short, this is my experience: Human compassion has its limits, but human evil is boundless, especially when that evil is incited and indoctrinated by the Vietnamese Communist Regime.
I hope the book I MUST LIVE! will give readers a deep insight into the darkest side of life, at the same time as to realize that they are the most fortunate people on earth compared to the life of the author.
This book is a take on ‘Paradise to Hell’ real-life stories, about real-life under-performing businesses located in real-life countries, operating in real-life industries at a time of real-life challenges in the name of innovative transformation. My life as an international business consultant; Impresario. From India to Indonesia. From Bangladesh to Australia. From Silicone Valley to Malaysia. From the northern hemisphere to the southern hemisphere. From West to East. From on-shore to off-shore. From debt to equity, from low cost, low skilled staff, to high cost, high skilled staff. From single function to multi-function, from life to death. In the life of a ‘dare devil’, frequent flier, international consultant – in what seems like a personal battle with ISIS.
Harriet is a vampire, somewhere around her midfour-hundreds, and is literally a perpetual student. Despite having been around since before the Salem witch trials, she has no idea what she wants to do with the rest of her eternity. During one of her lectures, a gunman comes in and shoots her lecturer, which is annoying because they are short-staffed enough as it is. Although Mr. Jones is a demon and can’t die, his biggest concern is the bullet hole in his head and having to apply for a new passport.
Harriet needs to solve her lecturer’s non-murder, work out who would want to kill someone who can’t die, and somehow make it through her degree. She reluctantly drags along her overenthusiastic friend, the grumpy werewolf who runs the local coffee shop, and a teenage witch hell-bent onrevolution.
She isn’t sure how she ended up trying to solve a murder, but anything would bebetter than writing her dissertation.
On a chilling night in February 2019, Bradly Moore, a 32-year-old man, was discovered brutally murdered in his home.
The London police were on the case immediately. But this was no ordinary murder. Moments after his death, an emergency message was sent to eight individuals from Bradly’s contacts. All of them were summoned to the crime scene, making each one a suspect. With eight potential culprits and zero evidence, the investigation seemed nearly impossible.
But among the suspects, one stands out: forensic psychologist, Oliver Johnson. Oliver isn’t just any professional; he was Bradly’s oldest and dearest friend. Pressured by Bradly’s grieving family and driven by personal loss, Oliver is thrust into the center of the inquiry, using his expertise to unravel the case.
As he delves deeper, Oliver grapples with his own whirlwind of emotions, from anxiety to grief. And amidst the chaos of evidence and testimonies, a haunting question remains: Who killed Bradly Moore?
Another woman, whose name you know, gave birth to your son. How on earth do you deal with that?
How do you deal with people looking at you, and then looking at your son, and you see the moment in their eyes when it registers that you do not look like each other?
Sally Lewer Ahern’s memoir, 'Adoptive Mother 101', is a moving and uplifting account of the complex and emotionally gruelling odyssey of adopting her son, Carlos, from Guatemala, when he was almost three years old.
It is a story of love, of creating her family through intercountry adoption.
Told via a series of vignettes from the portholes of her intercountry adoption quest, 'Adoptive Mother 101' is not only about the bumpy road which is intercountry adoption, it’s about clutching on to mercurial hope, clinging to vicarious dreams … and to trusting blindly and determinedly in the unpredictability of the Universe.
Not only for those with an interest in intercountry adoption – it’s for anyone, anywhere, who has ever had hopes and dreams.
What would you do if a pooch suddenly arrived at your castle door and claimed to be the true sovereign?
‘King Kamehameha’ was well and truly settled in his castle, with his paw firmly under the table, and with one Toni as a possible contender to his self-made regal status, there wasn’t a problem; or, so the rascal thought.
Will you cast your undying allegiances to the cuddly, cute ‘King;’ or, will you spare a sympathetic thought, and maybe your vote, for his long-suffering servant?