Community shapes our identity, quenches our thirst for belonging, and bolsters our physical, mental, emotional, and economic health. But in the chaos of modern life, community ties have become unraveled, leaving many feeling afraid or alone in the crowd, grasping at shallow substitutes for true community. In this thoughtful and moving book, Paul Born describes the four pillars of deep community: sharing our stories, taking the time to enjoy one another, taking care of one another, and working together for a better world. To show the role each of these plays, he shares his own stories-as a child of refugees and as a longtime community activist. It´s up to us to create community. Born shows that the opportunity is right in front of us if we have the courage and conviction to pursue it. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Jon Repp. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/019099de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Finding Community:How to Join an Ecovillage or Intentional Community Diana Leafe Christian
A simple way to connect your neighborhood and your community and build friendships. Are you consumed with a busy life but unsure how to slow down? Do you desire connection within your community and think, Absolutely, but I don´t have time for that or I can´t create that? What if there was another way through it all, a way to find those moments of peace and to create a time for honest, comfortable connection? What if meeting neighbors and connecting with friends was as simple as showing up and being available? Desperate for a way to slow down and connect, Kristin Schell put an ordinary picnic table in her front yard, painted it turquoise, and began inviting friends and neighbors to join her. Life changed in her community, and it can change in yours, too. Alongside personal and heartwarming stories, Kristin gives you: Stress-free ideas for kick-starting your own Turquoise Table Simple recipes to take outside and share with others Stories from people using Turquoise Tables in their neighborhoods Encouragement to overcome barriers that keep you from connecting New ways to view hospitality Today, Turquoise Tables are inviting individuals to connect with each other in nearly all 50 states and seven countries. Ordinary people like you wanting to make a difference right where they live. Community and friendship are waiting just outside your front door. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Ginny Welsh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnwd/000704de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Defying Mental Illness: Finding Recovery with Community Resources and Family Support: Paul Komarek
Finding Context Specific Information for e-Community:How can Digital Journals Consume Information Efficiently from the Web, Semantic Web and other Digital Libraries Muhammad Tanvir Afzal
This volume gathers stories about how various art and creative forms of expression are used to enable voices from the margins, that is, of underrepresented individuals and communities, to take shape and form. Voice is not enough; stories and truths must be heard, must be listened to. And so the stories gathered here also speak to how creative processes enable conditions for listening and the development of empathy for other perspectives, which is essential for democracy. The chapters, including some that describe international projects, illustrate a variety of art-making practices such as poetry, visual art, film, theatre, music, and dance, and how they can support individuals and groups at the edges of mainstream society to tell their story and speak their truths, often the first steps to valuing ones identity and organizing for change. Some of the authors are community-based artists who share stories thus bringing these creative endeavors into the wider conversation about the power of arts-making to open up spaces for dialogue across differences. Art practices outlined in this book can expand our visions by encouraging critical thinking and broadening our worldview. At this time on the earth when we face many serious challenges, the arts can stimulate hope, openness, and individual and collective imaginations for preferred futures. Inspiration comes from people who, at the edges of their community, communicate their experience.
Creating Community:Finding Meaning In The Place We Live George Randall West
Deepening Community:Finding Joy Together in Chaotic Times Paul Born
With concise, focused coverage, Community Health Nursing in Canada, 3 rd Edition introduces you to all of the necessary concepts, skills, and practice of community health nursing. This comprehensive text from leading nursing educators also addresses the increasing awareness of social justice and the impact of society on individual health, with a shift from individual-centred care to population- and community-centred care. In this constantly evolving field, Community Health Nursing in Canada helps you develop the necessary skills to apply what youve learned in the practice setting. UNIQUE! Evidence-Informed Practice boxes illustrate how to apply the latest research findings in community health nursing. Levels of Prevention boxes give examples of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention related to community health nursing practice. Ethical Considerations boxes provide examples of ethical situations and relevant principles involved in making informed decisions in community health nursing practice. UNIQUE! Chapter Indigenous Health: Working with First Nations Peoples, Inuit, and Métis chapter details community health nursing in Aboriginal communities. UNIQUE! Determinants of Health boxes highlight these critical factors contributing to an individuals health . How To boxes provide specific, application-oriented information. Chapter Summary sections provide a helpful summary of the key points within each chapter. NEW! CHN in Practice boxes provide unique case studies to help you develop your assessment and critical thinking skills. NEW! Cultural Considerations boxes present culturally diverse scenarios that offer questions for reflection and class discussion.