Resilience Is Futile

Resilience Is Futile

Resilience Is Futile

For over a decade, Julie Lalonde, an award-winning advocate for women's rights, kept a secret. She crisscrossed the country, denouncing violence against women and giving hundreds of media interviews along the way. Her work made national headlines for challenging universities and taking on Canada's top military brass. Appearing fearless on the surface, Julie met every interview and event with the same fear in her gut: was he there? Fleeing intimate partner violence at age 20, Julie was stalked by her ex-partner for over ten years, rarely mentioning it to friends, let alone addressing it publicly. The contrast between her public career as a brave champion for women with her own private life of violence and fear meant a shaky and exhausting balancing act. Resilience sounds like a positive thing, so why do we often use it against women? Tenacity and bravery might help us survive unimaginable horrors, but where are the spaces for anger and vulnerability? Resilience is Futile is a story of survival, courage and ultimately, hope. But it's also a challenge to the ways we understand trauma and resilience. It's the story of one survivor who won't give up and refuses to shut up.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Julie S. Lalonde
Publisher :
Release : 2020-03-17
Total Pages : 176 Pages
ISBN : 1771134690


Resilience Is Futile

Resilience Is Futile

"For over a decade Julie S. Lalonde kept a secret. As an award-winning advocate for women's rights, she crisscrossed the country, denouncing violence against women and giving hundreds of media interviews along the way. Her work made national headlines for challenging universities and taking on Canada's top military brass. But while appearing fearless on the surface, Julie met every interview and event with the same fear in her gut: was he here? Fleeing intimate partner violence at age twenty, Julie was stalked by her ex-partner for over ten years, rarely mentioning it to friends, let alone addressing it publicly. The contrast between her public career as a brave champion for women with her own private life of violence and fear meant a shaky and exhausting balancing act. Resilience is Futile is a story of survival, courage, and ultimately, hope. But it is also a challenge to the ways we understand trauma and resilience. It is the story of one survivor who won't give up and refuses to shut up"--

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Genre : Abused women
Author : Julie S. Lalonde
Publisher :
Release : 2020
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 1771134712


Bait And Switch

Bait And Switch

The bestselling author of Nickel and Dimed goes back undercover to do for America's ailing middle class what she did for the working poor Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed explored the lives of low-wage workers. Now, in Bait and Switch, she enters another hidden realm of the economy: the shadowy world of the white-collar unemployed. Armed with a plausible résumé of a professional "in transition," she attempts to land a middle-class job—undergoing career coaching and personality testing, then trawling a series of EST-like boot camps, job fairs, networking events, and evangelical job-search ministries. She gets an image makeover, works to project a winning attitude, yet is proselytized, scammed, lectured, and—again and again—rejected. Bait and Switch highlights the people who've done everything right—gotten college degrees, developed marketable skills, and built up impressive résumés—yet have become repeatedly vulnerable to financial disaster, and not simply due to the vagaries of the business cycle. Today's ultra-lean corporations take pride in shedding their "surplus" employees—plunging them, for months or years at a stretch, into the twilight zone of white-collar unemployment, where job searching becomes a full-time job in itself. As Ehrenreich discovers, there are few social supports for these newly disposable workers—and little security even for those who have jobs. Like the now classic Nickel and Dimed, Bait and Switch is alternately hilarious and tragic, a searing exposé of economic cruelty where we least expect it.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Barbara Ehrenreich
Publisher : Metropolitan Books
Release : 2006-07-25
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 1429915706


Resilience Is Futile

Resilience Is Futile

For over a decade, Julie Lalonde, an award-winning advocate for women’s rights, kept a secret. She crisscrossed the country, denouncing violence against women and giving hundreds of media interviews along the way. Her work made national headlines for challenging universities and taking on Canada’s top military brass. Appearing fearless on the surface, Julie met every interview and event with the same fear in her gut: was he there? Fleeing intimate partner violence at age 20, Julie was stalked by her ex-partner for over ten years, rarely mentioning it to friends, let alone addressing it publicly. The contrast between her public career as a brave champion for women with her own private life of violence and fear meant a shaky and exhausting balancing act. Resilience sounds like a positive thing, so why do we often use it against women? Tenacity and bravery might help us survive unimaginable horrors, but where are the spaces for anger and vulnerability? Resilience is Futile is a story of survival, courage and ultimately, hope. But it’s also a challenge to the ways we understand trauma and resilience. It’s the story of one survivor who won’t give up and refuses to shut up.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Julie S. Lalonde
Publisher : Between the Lines
Release : 2020-02-27
Total Pages : 192 Pages
ISBN : 9781771134705


Sea Level Rise

Sea Level Rise

Acknowledging the impending worldwide catastrophe of rising seas in the twenty-first century, Orrin H. Pilkey and Keith C. Pilkey outline the impacts on the United States' shoreline and argue that the only feasible response along much of the U.S. shoreline is an immediate and managed retreat.

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Genre : Nature
Author : Orrin H. Pilkey
Publisher :
Release : 2019
Total Pages : 192 Pages
ISBN : 1478005068


Chronic Resilience

Chronic Resilience

Practical Life Advice for Those Living with Chronic Conditions From stress management relaxation techniques to guidance on living with chronic disease, take control of your health and wellness with helpful life tips, true stories, and insightful journaling prompts from someone who’s been there. Chronic disease and pain doesn’t need to leave you stressed and depressed. Chronic illnesses come with unique types of stress. In Chronic Resilience, certified life coach and speaker Danea Horn, who suffers from chronic kidney disease, infertility, and other demanding health challenges due to a birth disorder called VACTERL Association, offers techniques and tools to help you rebound from the pressures of having a body that's doing things you wish you could control. Chronic Resilience provides a complete self-help blueprint for managing the difficulties chronic illness presents. Each chapter contains highlights of interviews with women dealing with chronic conditions ranging from cancer to organ transplant, Crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), MS, Cushing's disease, diabetes, and others. Plus, find helpful life advice on how to: • Stop pushing yourself so hard • Use research to empower—not frighten—yourself • Let yourself be pissed • Train your troops in how to care for you • Find things to be grateful for • Focus on what you can do, not what you can't Readers who have tried out the healing guidance in books like Back in Control, Dancing with Elephants, and Dean Ornish and Anne Ornish’s Undo It! will appreciate the honest, real advice on how to thrive alongside your chronic illness in Chronic Resilience.

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Genre : Health & Fitness
Author : Danea Horn
Publisher : Mango Media Inc.
Release : 2013-08-01
Total Pages : 236 Pages
ISBN : 9781609258184


The Resilience Breakthrough

The Resilience Breakthrough

A Guide to Resilience: The Second-Greatest Principle in the World Christian Moore is convinced that each of us has a power hidden within, something that can get us through any kind of adversity. That power is resilience. In The Resilience Breakthrough, Moore delivers a practical primer on how you can become more resilient in a world of instability and narrowing opportunity, whether you’re facing financial troubles, health setbacks, challenges on the job, or any other problem. We can all have our own resilience breakthrough, Moore argues, and can each learn how to use adverse circumstances as potent fuel for overcoming life’s hardships. As he shares engaging real-life stories and brutally honest analysis of his own experiences, Moore equips you with twenty-seven resilience-building tools that you can start using today—in your personal life or in your organization.

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Genre : Self-Help
Author : Christian Moore
Publisher : Greenleaf Book Group
Release : 2014-07-22
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9781626340947


Bullshit Jobs

Bullshit Jobs

From bestselling writer David Graeber—“a master of opening up thought and stimulating debate” (Slate)—a powerful argument against the rise of meaningless, unfulfilling jobs…and their consequences. Does your job make a meaningful contribution to the world? In the spring of 2013, David Graeber asked this question in a playful, provocative essay titled “On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs.” It went viral. After one million online views in seventeen different languages, people all over the world are still debating the answer. There are hordes of people—HR consultants, communication coordinators, telemarketing researchers, corporate lawyers—whose jobs are useless, and, tragically, they know it. These people are caught in bullshit jobs. Graeber explores one of society’s most vexing and deeply felt concerns, indicting among other villains a particular strain of finance capitalism that betrays ideals shared by thinkers ranging from Keynes to Lincoln. “Clever and charismatic” (The New Yorker), Bullshit Jobs gives individuals, corporations, and societies permission to undergo a shift in values, placing creative and caring work at the center of our culture. This book is for everyone who wants to turn their vocation back into an avocation and “a thought-provoking examination of our working lives” (Financial Times).

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : David Graeber
Publisher : Simon & Schuster
Release : 2019-05-07
Total Pages : 368 Pages
ISBN : 9781501143335


Rehtaeh Parsons Was My Daughter

Rehtaeh Parsons Was My Daughter

Rehtaeh Parsons was a gifted teenager with boundless curiosity and a love for family, science, and the natural world. At 15, she aspired to become a marine biologist or a veterinarian. But her life was derailed when four boys sexually assaulted her. The boys took a photo during the assault and circulated it on social media. For 17 months, Rehtaeh was shamed from one school to the next. Bullied by her peers, she was scorned by her community. No charges were laid by the RCMP. In comfortable, suburban Nova Scotia, Rehtaeh spiralled into depression. Failed by her school, the police, and the mental health system, Rehtaeh attempted suicide on April 4, 2013. She died three days later. But her story didn't die with her. Rehtaeh's death shone a searing light on the treatment of victims of sexual assault, and it led to legislation on cyberbullying, a review of mental health services for assaulted teens, and an overhaul of how Canadian schools deal with cyber exploitation. Rehtaeh Parsons Was My Daughter offers an unsparing look at Rehtaeh's story, the social forces that enable and perpetuate violence and misogyny among teenagers, and parental love in the midst of horrendous loss.

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Author : Glen Canning
Publisher :
Release : 2021-05-11
Total Pages : 204 Pages
ISBN : 177310148X


Fortitude

Fortitude

Jordan Peterson's Twelve Rules for Life meets Jocko Willink and Leif Babin's Extreme Ownership in this tough-love leadership book from a Navy SEAL and rising star in Republican politics. In 2012, on his third tour of duty, an improvised explosive device left Dan Crenshaw's right eye destroyed and his left blinded. Only through the careful hand of his surgeons, and what doctors called a miracle, did Crenshaw's left eye recover partial vision. And yet, he persevered, completing two more deployments. Why? There are certain stories we tell ourselves about the hardships we face -- we can become paralyzed by adversity or we can adapt and overcome. We can be fragile or we can find our fortitude. Crenshaw delivers a set of lessons to help you do just that. Most people's everyday challenges aren't as extreme as surviving combat, and yet our society is more fragile than ever: exploding with outrage, drowning in microaggressions, and devolving into divisive mob politics. The American spirit -- long characterized by grit and fortitude -- is unraveling. We must fix it. That's exactly what Crenshaw accomplishes with FORTITUDE. This book isn't about the problem, it's about the solution. And that solution begins with each and every one of us. We must all lighten up, toughen up, and begin treating our fellow Americans with respect and grace. FORTITUDE is a no-nonsense advice book for finding the strength to deal with everything from menial daily frustrations to truly difficult challenges. More than that, it is a roadmap for a more resilient American culture. With meditations on perseverance, failure, and finding much-needed heroes, the book is the antidote for a prevailing "safety culture" of trigger warnings and safe spaces. Interspersed with lessons from history and psychology is Crenshaw's own story of how an average American kid from the Houston suburbs went from war zones to the halls of Congress -- and managed to navigate his path with a sense of humor and an even greater sense that, no matter what anyone else around us says or does, we are in control of our own destiny.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Dan Crenshaw
Publisher : Twelve
Release : 2020-04-07
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9781538733295