The deeper teachings of yoga state that "We are a soul, and have a body," but how do yogis respond when confronted with their own time of passing? Transitioning in Grace presents true accounts of how longtime yogis and meditators have left their bodies. This handbook--designed for individuals helping family or friends to leave this world, and for those soon to make the transition themselves--is filled with helpful teachings, meditative tools, and inspiration.
GRACE IN TRANSITION: The First Four Seasons chronicles the real-life Girl Meets World adventures of Cassandra Grace, a middle-aged trans woman who found her footing after estrogen gave her a second chance at life. In a book that is both innovative in content and presentation, Cassandra invites readers to follow along as she steps fearlessly and without shame into a reincarnated life that has exceeded her wildest hopes and dreams. This is not, however, a book solely about gender. It is about authenticity and vulnerability, empowerment and strength. It is about the doors opened by the kindness of others and the horizons pursued when someone allows herself to dream. It is about becoming the mistress of one’s own fate in the middle of a global pandemic and becoming the change one wants to see in the world. It is about hope and loss and faith and perseverance, a story with universal appeal told by a singular messenger. Ok, let’s be honest: that’s a pretty high bar, right? Can you imagine if this book actually delivered on that set-up? OMG, wouldn’t that be an amazing thing to experience? Spoiler Alert: the book not only meets this high bar, but does a perfectly-executed leap right over it. If you are reading this far, please consider smashing that "purchase" button and treating yourself to much more of this quality content.
This book brings a refreshing perspective to preparing students with disabilities and their families for all aspects of independent life. Many of the transitions experienced by younger children set the stage for future changes, yet do not receive the attention they deserve in the literature. This publication offers a strengths-based approach that includes philosophical perspectives and evidence-based practices to assist this vulnerable population with lifespan changes and challenges. Each chapter addresses transitional needs and their assessment, and relevant interventions from the perspectives of an application to schools, families and communities. Multicultural perspectives are integral to all these chapters. The book covers transition from: - home to early childhood education - early childhood education to primary school - primary school to secondary school - primary school to special settings - juvenile justice settings back into the community - school to work - school to further education or training - post-school settings to retirement. Lifespan Transitions and Disability: A holistic perspective is a necessary companion for postgraduate education students and researchers who have an interest in exploring the nature and context of special and inclusive education today.
Bill Vincent is an anointed Prophetic writer that releases powerful fresh revelation in all he does. Bill released first his powerful book BUILDING A PROTOTYPE CHURCH and now Volume 2 TRANSITIONING TO THE PROTOTYPE CHURCH. You will be able to see into God's heart of a new type of Church coming forth. This book will help anyone whom wants to be more than just an every day Church. God will truly transition your Church as you obtain all the in-depth revelations in this breakthrough book. May the Spirit of God help you as you begin TRANSITIONING TO THE PROTOTYPE CHURCH.
Identities and Futures Explored Within a Community of Transitioning Foster Care Youth Participating in Independent Living Programs
There has been increasing concern over how youth experience the foster care system and how they fare once they leave. While in care, foster youth encounter multiple placements, frequent changes in schools, and psychological problems. After foster care, they often face homelessness, unemployment, lack of educational options, and reliance on public assistance. Independent Living Programs were created to address these issues. However, we know little about how transitioning youth learn and develop in this context that reflects and transmits societal messages to youth. In general, research has not explored foster youths' subjective experiences, particularly how their perceptions of themselves and their futures are constructed. An understanding of how these youth make sense of who they are, their experiences, and where they belong in society can further an understanding of their social, educational, and occupational outcomes. Moreover, the way foster youth manage these critical developmental processes influences whether they contribute to or become a cost to society. This dissertation begins to address this gap in knowledge by advancing an understanding of the intertwining of psychosocial development and participation in social and institutional settings during the transition to adulthood. This study used observations, interviews, and document analysis to explore identity development and future orientation in a community of foster youth. Twenty-eight current and former foster youth who participated in two Independent Living Programs formed the core of this study. To discover how these youth saw themselves and their futures in the context of their social worlds this research explored the following questions: (1) How is the meaning of foster care constructed among a community of current and former foster youth? (2) How do social and institutional settings such as independent living programs support and/or constrain foster youth's current and future selves? (3) How do foster youth think about their identities and their futures? Grounded in a sociocultural framework, this study examined the intersection of individual, community, and societal level factors to attend to the mutually constituted relationship between individuals and their environments. Using this lens, data analysis occurred through an iterative process that involved open, axial, and selective coding strategies to highlight patterns and themes. The study findings revealed that youth characterized their perceptions of the foster care system and their personal experiences within that system in multiple ways. The majority of youth viewed foster care as a place of objectification and a prison, while youth also perceived foster care as an opportunity, a pseudo family, and a place of refuge. This study also found that Independent Living Programs function as communities where youth are able to develop sustainable relationships with staff and peers, imagine a successful future, and learn how to be an adult in today's society. However, these programs also tended to overemphasize predetermined ideas of success, offer limited resources regarding higher education, and materially overcompensate youth in a manner that may handicap them in the future. Lastly, research findings suggest that the idea of normalcy is central to personal identity for foster youth. Foster youth struggled between seeing themselves as normal or viewing themselves as not normal---while contending with internal feelings of being abnormal. To manage this tension youth developed identity-related strategies which included: achieving markers of success, developing an illusionary self, redefining normalcy, and...
Sacred Transitions is a must read for all those who have a loved one in the end stage of life and all the caregivers who work in end-of life care (hospice, nursing home, and hospital facilities).What if we saw dying as a gift to heal wounded relationships, to forgive, and to love and took as much time, wisdom, care, and gentleness in preparing for death as we do to prepare for birth? This book is divided into two parts: a compelling story, The Journey into Death as Rebirth, and the second part, A Handbook for Family, Friends and Caregivers, has helpful and experiential information.
Is it time to move on from your company or current position? Learn how to quit your job with grace and leave on the best terms possible. Dr. Chaz Austin helps you evaluate the pros and cons of leaving a job and taking on a new opportunity somewhere else. If you decide to make a break, he helps you give proper notice, have the conversation with your boss, and say goodbye to your team. He also provides advice on taking advantage of the interim period between jobs to relax, refresh, and reflect.
Whose life are you living? It's hard to live authentically when you're trying to meet the expectations of everyone around you and denying the inner voices that know your truth. Grace Anne Stevens spent over sixty years hiding and denying her inner truth. In No! Maybe? Yes! Living My Truth, she shares not only her voice but many of her internal voices, as she journeyed from denying, to questioning, and finally accepting her truth, which led to transitioning her gender at the age of sixty-four.More than just a transgender memoir, this book is about relationships, both internal and external, about change and authenticity, and is uniquely informational, inspirational, and transformational to all who may question their own journey.
There is presently a global SHIFT IN LEADERSHIP taking place in the Body of Christ. Many leaders are transitioning into an apostolic call and ministry. Churches and leaders need to make this shift in order for the church to move into the next level of power, grace, and anointing. This book will challenge leaders and churches worldwide, and give insight to successfully make the transition. John Eckhardt gives personal testimony of how to make this shift, as well as a scriptural basis for change. Become part of this present move of the Holy Spirit by embracing the SHIFT IN LEADERSHIP. Transition from the Pastoral to the Apostolic!
Sentenced to probation, thirty-year-old supermodel Grace King must put her plans of transitioning into acting on hold. Desperate to keep a close eye on Grace and his job, Grace’s ambitious lawyer, Ethan Summerville has her complete community service in the last place Grace wants to be—his church. Instead of God, Grace finds a “chocolate drop” of a man, Brother Horace Green. Unfortunately, Horace isn’t looking for a supermodel. He wants his woman saved and sanctified, but Grace has never met a man who has been able to resist her. Will Horace compromise his faith for a taste of fortune, fame, and Grace? While Grace focuses on the pursuit of passion, Ethan finds one director willing to take a risk and cast Grace in his debut film, but this role fits Grace all too well. Will this film revive Grace’s relationship with God and her career, or bring her closer to destruction?