Demonstrates how students and educators can resist narrow, utilitarian views of higher education's purpose. While the search for meaning and purpose appears to be a constant throughout human history, there are characteristics about our current time period that make this search different from any other previous time, particularly for college students. In this book, Perry L. Glanzer, Jonathan P. Hill, and Byron R. Johnson explore college students' search for meaning and purpose and the role that higher education plays.
The guide will help you navigate day-to-day interactions, prepare for interviews, cultivate emotional intelligence, and more.With numerous opportunities for participation and reflection, this book encourages you to examine your current communication and self-presentation skills in an effort to improve upon them and, ultimately, set yourself apart from the crowd.
Do you ever feel like you're just floating through life with a lack of direction? Or get that nagging feeling that things could be better? Then it's time you thought about your life plan. In Your Life Plan, Erica Sosna shows you how to choose and live a life that is truly meaningful, exciting and adventurous. Having a life project - a dream or goal that feels like a real challenge, can give you focus, energy and purpose. This book offers practical solutions and guidance for dealing with difficult personal challenges and becoming the victorious hero who achieves happiness and fulfillment. Go. Stand for something. Take up the charge and move into a purposeful and positive future.
At just 26 years old Sam Cawthorn experienced a serious car accident that resulted in the loss of his arm and was told he may never walk again. At this critical moment he realised he had an incredible opportunity to create a better life. His experience drove him to uncover the mechanics, tools and strategies to not just bounce back, but to bounce forward and live a greater life with greater focus and greater success. How to Bounce Forward gives you the tools you need to successfully navigate crisis and use it to your advantage.
Humans are a varied and divergent bunch with all manner of beliefs, morals, and bodies. Systems of oppression thrive off our inability to make peace with difference and injure the relationship we have with our own bodies. The Body Is Not an Apology offers radical self-love as the balm to heal the wounds inflicted by these violent systems. World-renowned activist and poet Sonya Renee Taylor invites us to reconnect with the radical origins of our minds and bodies and celebrate our collective, enduring strength. As we awaken to our own indoctrinated body shame, we feel inspired to awaken others and to interrupt the systems that perpetuate body shame and oppression against all bodies. When we act from this truth on a global scale, we usher in the transformative opportunity of radical self-love, which is the opportunity for a more just, equitable, and compassionate world--for us all.
In this ground-breaking study, Margo Maine declares war on a culture that dismisses, devalues, and disempowers women by making them hate their own bodies. This book covers issues from dieting and weight prejudice to concepts of beauty and ageism to sports, fashion advertising, and propaganda. With practical strategies for activists, educators, and parents, this book also contains extensive references and appendices. Body Wars takes its place alongside The Beauty Myth and Reviving Ophelia in recognizing the constant assault women face, but goes further by giving them practical tools with which to fight back.
Influence Starts with "I": A Woman's Guide for Unleashing the Power of Leading from Within and Effecting Change Around You outlines how to be a more effective leader by tapping into the authentic "I" within you to cultivate "power with" others and effect change around you. Influence skills are important ingredients to effective leadership in today's complex organizations and institutions. In her latest title, author and leadership coach Jeanne Porter King provides a guide for developing the personal side of leadership.