How to Train a Wild Elephant

How to Train a Wild Elephant
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Author: Jan Chozen Bays
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0834827468
Release: 2011-07-12
Editor: Shambhala Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A growing body of research is showing that mindfulness can reduce stress, improve physical health, and improve one’s overall quality of life. Jan Chozen Bays, MD—physician and Zen teacher—has developed a series of simple practices to help us cultivate mindfulness as we go about our ordinary, daily lives. Exercises include: taking three deep breaths before answering the phone, noticing and adjusting your posture throughout the day, eating mindfully, and leaving no trace of yourself after using the kitchen or bathroom. Each exercise is presented with tips on how to remind yourself and a short life lesson connected with it.

How to Train a Wild Elephant

How to Train a Wild Elephant
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Author: Jan Chozen Bays
Pages: 230
ISBN: 1590308174
Release: 2011
Editor: Shambhala Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Presents exercises to help cultivate mindfulness, reduce stress, and increase one's quality of life.

Fully Present

Fully Present
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Author: Susan L. Smalley,Diana Winston
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780738214221
Release: 2010-07-13
Editor: Da Capo Lifelong Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Mindfulness—the art of paying attention with an open and curious mind to present-moment experiences—has attracted ever-growing interest and tens of thousands of practitioners, who have come to the discipline from both within and outside the Buddhist tradition. In Fully Present, leading mindfulness researchers and educators Dr. Sue Smalley and Diana Winston provide an all-in-one guide for anyone interested in bringing mindfulness to daily life as a means of enhancing well-being. Fully Present provides both a scientific explanation for how mindfulness positively and powerfully affects the brain and the body as well as practical guidance to develop both a practice and mindfulness in daily living, not only through meditation but also during daily experiences, such as waiting in line at the supermarket, exercising, or facing difficult news.

Mindfulness on the Go

Mindfulness on the Go
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Author: Jan Chozen Bays
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9780834841024
Release: 2017-08-01
Editor: Shambhala Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A pocket-sized collection of 25 easy mindfulness practices you can do anytime, anywhere—from the author of Mindful Eating Mindfulness can reduce stress, improve physical health and quality of life, and give you deep insight. Meditation practice is one way to do it, but not the only way. In fact, there are easy ways to fit it into your everyday life. Jan Chozen Bays provides here 25 practices that can be used on the go to cultivate mindfulness. The three-breath practice, the mindfulness of entering rooms, offering compliments, tasting your food one careful bite at a time—these deceptively simple practices can have a cumulative effect for the better. Use them to cultivate the gratitude and insight that come from paying attention with body, heart, and mind to life’s many small moments. This book is an abridgment of Bays' longer collection How to Train a Wild Elephant: And Other Adventures in Mindfulness. Mindfulness on the Go is part of the Shambhala Pocket Library series. The Shambhala Pocket Library is a collection of short, portable teachings from notable figures across religious traditions and classic texts. The covers in this series are rendered by Colorado artist Robert Spellman. The books in this collection distill the wisdom and heart of the work Shambhala Publications has published over 50 years into a compact format that is collectible, reader-friendly, and applicable to everyday life.

The Elephant Whisperer

The Elephant Whisperer
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Author: Lawrence Anthony,Graham Spence
Pages: 384
ISBN: 142998645X
Release: 2009-11-10
Editor: Macmillan

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of "rogue" wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd's last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldn't take them. In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their family. And as he battled to create a bond with the elephants, he came to realize that they had a great deal to teach him about life, loyalty, and freedom. The Elephant Whisperer is a heartwarming, exciting, funny, and sometimes sad account of Anthony's experiences with these huge yet sympathetic creatures. Set against the background of life on an African game reserve, with unforgettable characters and exotic wildlife, it is a delightful book that will appeal to animal lovers and adventurous souls everywhere.

Mindful Eating

Mindful Eating
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Author: Jan Chozen Bays
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9780834841147
Release: 2017-11-21
Editor: Shambhala Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Turn food from foe to friend with this bestselling guide to developing healthy eating habits through mindfulness—from a Zen teacher Food. It should be one of life’s great pleasures, yet many of us have such a conflicted relationship with it that we miss out on that most basic of satisfactions. But it is possible—and not really all that difficult—to reclaim the joy of eating, according to Dr. Jan Bays. Mindfulness is the key. Her approach involves bringing one's full attention to the process of eating—to all the tastes, smells, thoughts, and feelings that arise during a meal. She shows you how to: · Tune into your body’s own wisdom about what, when, and how much to eat · Eat less while feeling fully satisfied · Identify your habits and patterns with food · Develop a more compassionate attitude toward your struggles with eating · Discover what you’re really hungry for Whether you are overweight, suffer from an eating disorder, or just want to get more out of life, this book offers a simple tool that can transform your relationship with food into one of ease and delight. This new edition, updated throughout, contains a new chapter on how to provide children with a foundation in mindful eating that will serve them well all the rest of their lives. It also includes a link to a 75-minute on-line audio program of mindful eating exercises led by the author.

Modoc

Modoc
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Author: Ralph Helfer
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0061748285
Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Spanning several decades and three continents, Modoc is one of the most amazing true animal stories ever told. Raised together in a small German circus town, a boy and an elephant formed a bond that would last their entire lives, and would be tested time and again; through a near-fatal shipwreck in the Indian Ocean, an apprenticeship with the legendary Mahout elephant trainers in the Indian teak forests, and their eventual rise to circus stardom in 1940s New York City. Modoc is a captivating true story of loyalty, friendship, and high adventure, to be treasured by animal lovers everywhere.

A Million Shades of Grey

A Million Shades of Grey
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Author: Cynthia Kadohata
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781471105906
Release: 2012-12-11
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Ever since Tin can remember he's wanted to be an elephant trainer. At twelve years old, he's the youngest - and in his eyes the best - elephant handler in his village. Tin can think of nothing he'd rather do that spend all day with his elephant, Lady, looking after her and playing together. But Tin's peaceful, idyllic life is changed dramatically when the Viet Cong attack his village and he finds himself held hostage by the terrifying soldiers who don't care if he lives or dies. Can Tin find the courage to escape from his captors and save not only his own life, but his precious elephants too?

Water For Elephants

Water For Elephants
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Author: Sara Gruen
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781443406437
Release: 2010-12-14
Editor: HarperCollins Canada

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The runaway international bestseller and beloved fiction classic Orphaned and penniless at the height of the Depression, Jacob Jankowski escapes everything he knows by jumping on a passing train—and inadvertently runs away with the circus. So begins Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen’s darkly beautiful tale about the characters who inhabit the less-than-greatest show on earth. Jacob finds a place tending the circus animals, including a seemingly untrainable elephant named Rosie. He also comes to know Marlena, the star of the equestrian act—and wife of August, a charismatic but cruel animal trainer. Caught between his love for Marlena and his need to belong in the crazy family of travelling performers, Jacob is freed only by a murderous secret that will bring the big top down. Water for Elephants is an enchanting page-turner, the kind of book that creates a world that engulfs you from the first page to the last.

Hills Like White Elephants

Hills Like White Elephants
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Author: Ernest Hemingway
Pages: 25
ISBN: 9781443423274
Release: 2013-01-29
Editor: HarperCollins Canada

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A man and his girlfriend wait for a train to Madrid at station in rural Spain, the almost casual nature of their conversation evading the true emotional depth of what’s happening between the two of them. “Hills Like White Elephants” is considered to be among Ernest Hemingway’s best short fiction, showcasing the author’s powerful ability to strip writing down to its bare bones and allow the reader’s imagination to fill in the subtext. One of America’s foremost journalists and authors, Ernest Hemingway as also a master of the short story genre, penning more than fifty short stories during his career, many of which featured one of his most popular prose characters, Nick Adams. The most popular of Hemingway’s short stories include “Hills Like White Elephants,” “Indian Camp,” “The Big Two-Hearted River,” and “The Snows of Kilimanjaro.” HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

Dinosaurs Thanksgiving

Dinosaurs  Thanksgiving
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Author: Liza Donnelly
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781630834722
Release: 2014-07-30
Editor: StarWalk Kids Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The creator of Dinosaurs' Halloween and Dinosaur Valentine invites beginning readers to the Dinosaurs' Thanksgiving, a deliciously funny fantasy that will keep kids coming back for more. Includes an illustrated glossary listing various dinosaurs and their characteristics.

To Catch an Elephant

To Catch an Elephant
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Author: Vanessa Westgate
Pages: 40
ISBN: 1605374539
Release: 2019-06-15
Editor: Clavis

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Laugh out loud - and learn! "If you want to catch an elephant, first you must find out where elephants live . . ." So begins this tale of a boy and his quest for a pet elephant. But maybe catching an elephant isn't as simple as it sounds . . . A delightful and compassionate story for elephant lovers ages 4 years and up.

The Vow Powered Life

The Vow Powered Life
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Author: Jan Chozen Bays
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780834803114
Release: 2016-01-19
Editor: Shambhala Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A vow is like a GPS system for your life. When taken on mindfully it can be a source of surprising wisdom and powerful energy, enabling you to accomplish things you never dreamed possible. It can have profound effects even beyond the original intention—and it can even live on after you’re gone. A vow can be as small as the aspiration to smile at someone at least once every day, or it can be as big as marriage; it can be as personal as deciding to be mindful whenever you pick up the phone, or it can be as universal as a commitment to save all sentient beings. But whatever its inspiration, when it’s done with conscious intention a vow becomes a conduit for the energy of your life. In this guide to the vow-directed life, Jan Chozen Bays provides a wealth of practical exercises to use for formulating and implementing vows of your own and for using them to navigate your life with honesty and compassion.

The Elephant Vanishes

The Elephant Vanishes
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Author: Haruki Murakami
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780307762733
Release: 2010-08-11
Editor: Vintage

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In the tales that make up The Elephant Vanishes, the imaginative genius that has made Haruki Murakami an international superstar is on full display. In these stories, a man sees his favorite elephant vanish into thin air; a newlywed couple suffers attacks of hunger that drive them to hold up a McDonald’s in the middle of the night; and a young woman discovers that she has become irresistible to a little green monster who burrows up through her backyard. By turns haunting and hilarious, in The Elephant Vanishes Murakami crosses the border between separate realities—and comes back bearing remarkable treasures. Includes the story "Barn Burning," which is the basis for the major motion picture Burning.

The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room
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Author: Holly Goldberg Sloan
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780735229969
Release: 2021-03-02
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From the New York Times bestselling author of Counting by 7s comes a heartfelt story about "the importance of compassion and bravery when facing life’s challenges” (Kirkus) for fans of The One and Only Ivan and Front Desk. It's been almost a year since Sila's mother traveled halfway around the world to Turkey, hoping to secure the immigration paperwork that would allow her to return to her family in the United States. The long separation is almost impossible for Sila to withstand. But things change when Sila accompanies her father (who is a mechanic) outside their Oregon town to fix a truck. There, behind an enormous stone wall, she meets a grandfatherly man who only months before won the state lottery. Their new alliance leads to the rescue of a circus elephant named Veda, and then to a friendship with an unusual boy named Mateo, proving that comfort and hope come in the most unlikely of places. A moving story of family separation and the importance of the connection between animals and humans, this novel has the enormous heart and uplifting humor that readers have come to expect from the beloved author of Counting by 7s.

The Asian Elephant

The Asian Elephant
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Author: R. Sukumar
Pages: 255
ISBN: 052143758X
Release: 1992
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This ecological analysis of elephant-human interaction, and its implications for the conservation of Asian elephants, includes recommendations on conservation and management, taking into consideration the socio-economic characteristics of the Asian region.

Wild Weather Tales

Wild Weather Tales
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Author: Grosset & Dunlap
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9780698161191
Release: 2013-05-02
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Buddy and his family experience some exciting weather in this 3-in-1 8x8. The first story finds Pteranodon Terrace in a drought, followed by Buddy and his family taking shelter from a big rainstorm in the cave below their nest. Finally, the Pteranodon family meets two animals who traveled across the ocean during the storm, and they all take the Dinosaur Train to help the animals find their way home.

Timmy and Tammy s Train of Thought

Timmy and Tammy s Train of Thought
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Author: Oliver Chin
Pages: 36
ISBN: 9781597020084
Release: 2007
Editor: Immedium

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Timmy and Tammy love to play with toy trains and hear train stories, and when their parents take them on a real train ride the experience is everything they imagined it could be.

The Lion and the Elephant

The Lion and the Elephant
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Author: Charles John Andersson
Pages: 386
ISBN: BSB:BSB11164711
Release: 1873
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The habits of the lion and the elephant, with anecdotes of their pursuit, mainly in South Africa.

Buddy s Playdate

Buddy s Playdate
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Author: Grosset & Dunlap
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781101647837
Release: 2012-01-05
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

When Buddy's T. rex friend Annie comes over for a playdate, his sister, Tiny, gets jealous. Can buddy and Annie help Tiny feel included? This sweet storybook based on the hit PBS KIDS show features full-color art and is perfect for read-aloud fun!