This absorbing and poignant book is not merely the story of one writer's flawed heart.
Author: Gabriel Brownstein
Publisher: Hachette UK
This absorbing and poignant book is not merely the story of one writer's flawed heart. It is a history of cardiac medicine, a candid personal journey, and a profound reflection on mortality. Born in 1966 with a congenital heart defect known as the tetralogy of Fallot, Gabriel Brownstein entered the world just as doctors were learning to operate on conditions like his. He received a life-saving surgery at five years old, and since then has ridden wave after wave of medical innovation, a series of interventions that have kept his heart beating. The Open Heart Club is both a memoir of a life on the edge of medicine's reach and a history of the remarkable people who have made such a life possible. It begins with the visionary anatomists of the seventeenth century, tells the stories of the doctors (all women) who invented pediatric cardiology, and includes the lives of patients and physicians struggling to understand the complexities of the human heart. The Open Heart Club is a riveting work of compassionate storytelling, a journey into the dark hinterlands between sickness and health lit by bright moments of humor and inspiration.
"This book tells how the practice of medicine can become real love in action".--Mother Teresa.
Author: Lester R. Sauvage
Ten patients of Dr. Lester Sauvage tell their personal stories of how the world-renowned heart surgeon helped them use their brush with death to find new maening in life. "This book tells how the practice of medicine can become real love in action".--Mother Teresa.
This is the first book written with the focus on the four-to-eight week recuperation period with the goal of reducing fear and stress--and maximizing support options--by simply planning ahead.
Author: Maggie Lichtenberg
Publisher: The Open Heart Companion
Category: Health & Fitness
This is the first book written with the focus on the four-to-eight week recuperation period with the goal of reducing fear and stress--and maximizing support options--by simply planning ahead. Not only does the book prepare and empower the patient and loved ones before the open-heart surgery date, Part Three provides supportive guidelines, plan-ahead exercises, resources, and checklists for the challenging recovery gap between hospital discharge and readiness for a cardiac rehab program. Original.
Eighty-two years old, facing emergency heart surgery and his own mortality, Elie Wiesel reflects back on his life. Emotions, images, faces and questions flash through his mind. His family before and during the unspeakable Event.
Author: Elie Wiesel
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Translated by Marion Wiesel A profoundly and unexpectedly intimate, deeply affecting summing up of his life so far, from one of the most cherished moral voices of our time. Eighty-two years old, facing emergency heart surgery and his own mortality, Elie Wiesel reflects back on his life. Emotions, images, faces and questions flash through his mind. His family before and during the unspeakable Event. The gifts of marriage and children and grandchildren that followed. In his writing, in his teaching, in his public life, has he done enough for memory and the survivors? His ongoing questioning of God—where has it led? Is there hope for mankind? The world’s tireless ambassador of tolerance and justice has given us this luminous account of hope and despair, an exploration of the love, regrets and abiding faith of a remarkable man.
Details the life of one of the most powerful entertainment icons in today's society, from her troubled childhood to her success of the Oprah Winfrey Show and other endeavors; shows how sheer determination and amazing talent can overcome all ...
Author: Tanya Lee Stone
Publisher: Millbrook Press
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Details the life of one of the most powerful entertainment icons in today's society, from her troubled childhood to her success of the Oprah Winfrey Show and other endeavors; shows how sheer determination and amazing talent can overcome all obstacles; and focuses on her achievements as an African-American woman. Simultaneous.
This beautifully written book blends ideas and techniques drawn from Buddhist and western psychology and clearly explains the importance and benefits of cultivating compassion.
Author: Russell Kolts
Publisher: Hachette UK
Living with an Open Heart contains brief readings which blend Buddhist and western psychology. It thoughtfully presents ideas and techniques drawn from Buddhism, western psychological approaches, as well as the authors' personal experiences in working to develop compassion in their own lives and in their work with others. Designed to be easy to dip into, this fascinating book is organised into brief chapters to include discussions, reflections and contemplations, personal stories, and specific techniques for deepening compassion. Each chapter provides fuel for thought and contemplation as the reader goes through his or her day, inspiring their motivation to be compassionate, helping them to understand compassion, and giving them specific methods for applying it in their lives.
This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.
Author: Edward Weeks
This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.
I always say, You are not the first, You are not the last, But you are the one who
breaks my heart. And not only that, You let my ... I'm strong, and I will be right here
, Waiting just for you, With open arms and open heart. As you know, you are the ...
Author: Michelle Rivera
In With an Open Heart, a book of thoughts and poems, I am hoping to transmit my thoughts, hopes, and feelings. Writing is something that keeps my mind occupied. A few years ago, I was diagnosed with Parkinsons disease, something that was not easy for me to accept. I started writing as therapy, as a way to help me cope and fight my condition.
Accessible and relevant to every variety of reader, this is an illuminating guide from a man who truly is a bridge between ancient wisdom and the modern mind.
Author: Tsoknyi Rinpoche
Publisher: Random House
'Rinpoche is a powerful and eloquent link between the great yogi practitioners of old Tibet and our bewildering 21st century' - from the Foreword by Richard Gere Tsoknyi Rinpoche's story is an unusual one: as a rebellious young man, he fled a monastery to marry and raise a family, then returned to Nepal and has since become a preeminent Tibetan Buddhist teacher. As a married man raising two daughters, Tsoknyi Rinpoche has interesting views on how to balance a life dedicated to Buddhist practice with the demands of a husband and father. In addition, he has a keen interest in the ongoing dialogue between Eastern philosophy and Western research, especially in neuroscience. His writing reflects this awareness of the Western psyche while also imparting the earliest tenets of Buddhism. OPEN HEART, OPEN MIND offers Rinpoche's extraordinary history as an example of how to lead a compassionate life, regardless of status, tradition or circumstances. Accessible and relevant to every variety of reader, this is an illuminating guide from a man who truly is a bridge between ancient wisdom and the modern mind.
In a world of accelerated change and uncertainty our habitual ways of thinking, being and doing does not prepare us adequately for coping with life.
Author: Kamran Tork
In a world of accelerated change and uncertainty our habitual ways of thinking, being and doing does not prepare us adequately for coping with life. We need to upgrade our "Inner Operating-System" to not only manage change more effectively, but also to recognize and take advantage of fleeting opportunities. The 9 steps for developing inner leadership for a changing world is an inside-out journey of growth and self-empowerment that prepares the reader for thriving in the face of change.
I knew that if I called her on the phone I would give her an opening to evade me,
even if she wasn't yet sure herself of what she really wanted. If it was true that this
was the first time she had been unfaithful to her husband—and I knew just how ...
Author: A. B. Yehoshua
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
“Seductively heady . . . Ingeniously explores the unfathomable mysteries of the heart.” —Philadelphia Inquirer A young Israeli intern vying for the position of surgeon learns that his internship has been terminated and he has been chosen to accompany the hospital administrator and his wife on a trip to India. There, the couple intend to retrieve their ailing daughter and bring her back to Israel. The long journey awakens urges in the young doctor that will threaten his carefully contained world. Juxtaposing Western realism and Eastern mysticism, Open Heart is an “astonishing work about love in all its forms. [One that] speaks across the barriers of translation and culture to readers everywhere” (Washington Post Book World). “At times incantatory and magical, sometimes disturbing, and often astonishing . . . Entertains the mind while it captivates the soul.” —Seattle Times "Mind-expanding and poetic, a book that will stay with you long after you have turned its final page.” —New York Times
Yet it is her spiritual awakening that is the core of this story. The civil rights movement was the foundation of her growth, the Woodstock era the backdrop of her love with Carlos.
Author: Deborah Santana
Publisher: One World
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Deborah Santana is best known for her marriage to music icon Carlos Santana–a thirty-year bond that endures to this day. But as a girl growing up in San Francisco in the 1960s, daughter of a white mother and a black father–the legendary blues guitarist Saunders King–her life was charged with its own drama long before she married. In this beautiful, haunting memoir, Deborah Santana shares for the first time her early experiences with racial intolerance, her romantic involvement with musician Sly Stone and the suffering she endured in that relationship, and her adventures in the freewheeling 1960s. Yet it is her spiritual awakening that is the core of this story. The civil rights movement was the foundation of her growth, the Woodstock era the backdrop of her love with Carlos. The couple was drawn indelibly together by a search for truth and spirituality, but while yearning to be filled with God’s light, they were pulled dangerously toward a manipulative cult. They eventually disengage themselves from the guru and reclaim control of their lives, putting their love for each other before the cult’s increasingly strenuous demands. Space Between the Stars is a moving account of self-discovery, rendered in raw, beautiful prose, by a woman whose heart has remained pure even in times of despair. As Deborah Santana talks frankly about her lifelong fight against racial injustice and her deep-seated loyalty to her family, ultimately it is the struggle to remain a spiritual and artistic force in her own right, in the shadow of one of the world’s most revered musicians, that shines through as her most indomitable pursuit. From the Hardcover edition.
"This warmly loving book is hard to put down and hard to forget. Sornberger is a poet to watch.
Author: Judith Sornberger
Publisher: Indiana University Press
"This warmly loving book is hard to put down and hard to forget. Sornberger is a poet to watch."- Library Journal An elegant collection of poetry rooted in a woman's relationships with family, ancestors, and the world-it is a testimony to an openness of the heart.
This accessible guide to the basics of Tibetan Buddhism “will help many on the open path of meditation and in dealing with challenges of everyday life” (Thich Nhat Hanh) An open heart is the dwelling place of compassion that extends ...
Author: Thubten Chodron
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
An open heart is the dwelling place of compassion that extends toward all beings; a clear mind is the source of the penetrating wisdom of deep insight. Their union leads to the enlightened way of life that is at the heart of the spiritual path as taught by the Buddha. This introduction to his teaching is thorough yet wonderfully accessible, even to those with no previous knowledge of Buddhism. Thubten Chodron writes in an easy-to-understand manner as she skillfully relates the Buddha’s wisdom to the realities of our modern lives.
In fact, the techniques themselves do not lead to enlightenment or a
compassionate and open heart. That is up to you, and the effort and motivation
you bring to your spiritual practice. The purpose of spiritual practice is to fulfill our
desire for ...
Author: The Dalai Lama
Publisher: Hachette UK
In the Dalai Lama's own words: 'It is my hope that the reader of this small book will take away a basic understanding of Buddhism and some of the key methods by which Buddhist practitioners have cultivated compassion and wisdom in their lives. The methods discussed have been taken from three sacred texts of Buddhism. I would like to stress at the outset, however, that one doesn't have to be a Buddhist to make use of these meditation techniques. Meditation is merely the process whereby we gain control over the mind and guide it in a more virtuous direction. Meditation may also be thought of as a technique by which we diminish the force of old thought habits and develop new ones. Yet the techniques themselves do not lead to enlightenment or a compassionate and open heart. That is up to you, and the effort and motivation you bring to your spiritual practice.'