After five decades of dieting based on ´´science´´, you´d think Americans would have figured out the fat issue, but they still willingly allow themselves to be manipulated, ie suckered. In this collection of essays, Joan Breibart writes as the person who predicted today´s obesity epidemic way back in 1976, when everyone thought she was nuts. She also forecasted three years ago that ´´wellness´´ would be exposed as a front to hide our collective neurosis. Listen to the Introduction and you won´t stop until you have gobbled up all 32 articles. Almost no one has heard Breibart´s take on the subject - it´s all too un-PC - but no one can fail to benefit from a point of view that has been stifled, but should have been heard decades ago. Joan Breibart has spent 55 years in what she calls ´´the appearance business´´ developing and marketing services and products for the skin, hair, and body. In the 1990s, she took Pilates from a tiny cult to a household name by founding The Method Pilates® and the PhysicalMind Institute®. She is an inventor who holds four patents, all of which are dedicated to the mechanics of the body. As an author and editor, she has published 20 educational books on Pilates, as well as penning The Body Biz - a novel that reveals the inside scoop of this niche industry. As a pioneer of the mind-body movement, she unknowingly ushered in the rise of ´´wellness´´ which became an industry that has done us more harm than good. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joan Breibart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/092999/bk_acx0_092999_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Age of Thomas Nashe:Text Bodies and Trespasses of Authorship in Early Modern England Stephen Guy-Bray/ Joan Pong Linton
How many bodies does it take to jump-start the recovery of Elaine, the Hoarder? ´´It depends,” says Joan Freed, the rebel life coach, ´´on the variables, like which corpse - if any - is the cause of the hoarding.” This spiraling, hoarding, self-help mystery starts at Oak Flats Campground - east of Phoenix, Arizona. It quickly moves to Wellton - east of Yuma - where Joan is greeted by Elaine, a gray haired dumpling of a woman, and several years of saving ´´stuff´´ spread over 20 acres.From the antique road graders to the mazes of tarped sheer mountains to the stacks of cardboard box lined narrow walkways, Elaine lives in one room - the kitchen. There she bakes her scones, compiles her puzzles - crosswords and word searches - and defends her need to continue being a collector.While Joan is immediately slammed in the face with olfactory overload - a stench she´s never before encountered - she fears she´s gotten herself into - besides a client with a really bad sinus infection and even more very puzzling people - more than even she can handle.Who abandoned who? Can the source of Elaine´s grief be identified and turned into good grief before Joan is forced to escape in self defense? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Liz Krane. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/158202/bk_acx0_158202_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On June 4, 1989, the bodies of Joan, Michelle and Christe Rogers were found floating in the serene waters of Tampa Bay. They were stripped below the waist, bound, and tied to concrete blocks. How could such a tragedy strike in paradise? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Fisher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/146352/bk_acx0_146352_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Women are different. Not just in our bodies, but in the ways that we think, feel, and connect with spirit, teaches Joan Borysenko. In celebration of those differences, you are invited to A Woman´s Spiritual Retreat, a full-length audio course that shows you how to create a daily personal practice rich in meditations, prayers, and sacred rituals to enter the gates of your own spiritual path. Spirituality is a return to essence and to our true nature. What makes women´s spirituality different from men´s are the portals through which we return to that state.A woman´s life is marked by a series of passages and developmental phases. Many women spend their twenties and thirties raising families and pursuing powerful careers. In their 40s and 50s, a change happens when women go through a period of emptying: Jobs, friends, and marriages that no longer serve them. It is a compelling time when women claim their authenticity and spiritual power. On A Woman´s Spiritual Retreat, Joan Borysenko brings together her unique training as a medical scientist, clinical psychologist, and teacher at Harvard Medical School, to help you chart and navigate these feminine life cycles, understand their hormonal underpinnings, and explore how these cycles can be the catalyst for the unfolding of your essential self.During the past 15 years, Joan Borysenko has led thousands of women of all ages in spiritual retreats, encouraging them to embrace the wholeness of their lives at every stage. They have learned to honor themselves, each other, and their communities through rituals, celebrations, and meditations. Now, join this renowned workshop leader on A Woman´s Spiritual Retreat to learn the practices that will open you to divine wisdom and put you in touch with the essence of your spirit, so that you can then bring your authentic self to others. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joan Borysenko, PhD. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/true/000605/sp_true_000605_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Best-selling author and lecturer Joan Borysenko leads you through two empowering meditations: Gratitude, Healing Images: This meditation begins with acknowledging and expressing gratitude to our bodies. We then invite physical healing by allowing light and love to penetrate each cell of our beings. Concentration and Awareness: The two traditional schools of meditation practice are concentration and awareness. This meditation offers guidance in achieving these two states of power. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joan Z. Borysenko. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/hayh/000123/sp_hayh_000123_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1967, during the time of peace, free love, and hitchhiking, 19-year-old Mary Terese Fleszar was last seen walking home to her apartment in Ypsilanti, Michigan. One month later, her naked body stabbed over 30 times and missing both feet and a forearm was discovered on an abandoned farm. A year later, the body of 20-year-old Joan Schell was found, similarly violated. Over the next two years, five more bodies of female students were uncovered around the area. In the wake of these murders, southeastern Michigan was terrorized by something it had never experienced before: a serial killer. But after multiple failed investigations, a chance sighting finally led to a suspect: an all-American boy studying elementary education at Eastern Michigan University who wasn´t all that he seemed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pete Cross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/001699/bk_drms_001699_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Named a most anticipated book of 2018 by Bitch Magazine. In this poignant collection, Alice Bolin examines iconic American works from the essays of Joan Didion and James Baldwin to Twin Peaks, Britney Spears, and Serial, illuminating the widespread obsession with women who are abused, killed, and disenfranchised, and whose bodies (dead and alive) are used as props to bolster men’s stories. Smart and accessible, thoughtful and heartfelt, Bolin investigates the implications of our cultural fixations, and her own role as a consumer and creator. Bolin chronicles her life in Los Angeles, dissects the Noir, revisits her own coming of age, and analyzes stories of witches and werewolves, both appreciating and challenging the narratives we construct and absorb every day. Dead Girls begins by exploring the trope of dead women in fiction, and ends by interrogating the more complex dilemma of living women - both the persistent injustices they suffer and the oppression that white women help perpetrate. Reminiscent of the piercing insight of Rebecca Solnit and the critical skill of Hilton Als, Bolin constructs a sharp, perceptive, and revelatory dialogue on the portrayal of women in media and their roles in our culture. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Em Eldridge. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/007557/bk_harp_007557_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.