The Perfect Mother in the Mirror

The Perfect Mother in the Mirror Author Mark R. Wilson
ISBN-10 1633063844
Release 2015-12-15
Pages 204
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As a child of a poor family in the Deep South, Jessica promised that she would want for nothing and her own family would never sacrifice. With unwavering determination, she and her college sweetheart, William, set out to do just that. As their dreams become reality, this seemingly perfect life is shattered by murder. Jessica struggles to understand the unraveling of her dreams, while being the loving mother to her three children, and ensuring their happiness and needs are met, no matter the cost. William's death, though, sets a series of tragic events into motion that crosses two states over the next decade. A trail of manipulation, arson, deception, and murder shocks and alienates those closest to her. With creditors knocking at the door and persistent detectives seeking answers, desperation and suspicions mount. As the life her family knows becomes increasingly threatened, Jessica will stop at nothing to regain her control. Inspired by true events, how will this mother staring back from the mirror protect herself and the life she built for her family?

My Mother My Mirror

My Mother  My Mirror Author Laura Fuerstein
ISBN-10 9781608824045
Release 2009-04-02
Pages 232
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As you were growing up, your mother's self-image likely impacted your own in many conscious and unconscious ways. Perhaps those things your mother disliked about herself-her looks, her lack of confidence, or even her personal failures-came to shape your own self-image. In My Mother, My Mirror, an experienced psychotherapist explores how mothers unwittingly pass on their self-esteem and body image issues to their daughters, helps you break the cycle when parenting your own daughters, and guides you through the process of overcoming the hidden negative messages that keep you from reaching your fullest potential. Without blaming your mother, you will learn to rethink and rebuild your self-image. A thoughtful and engaging perspective on mother-daughter relationships in all of their complexity. -Melinda Parisi, Ph.D., psychologist at the University Medical Center at Princeton

Your Dog Is Your Mirror

Your Dog Is Your Mirror Author Kevin Behan
ISBN-10 9781608680887
Release 2012
Pages 309
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Introduces the theory that a dog's behavior and emotion are driven by human emotion and dogs can be used to help their owners get in touch with their own feelings.

Reading from the Underside of Selfhood

Reading from the Underside of Selfhood Author Lisa E. Dahill
ISBN-10 9781630878252
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 284
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Dietrich Bonhoeffer's example of self-sacrificing discipleship has for over fifty years inspired Christians around the world in both their resistance to evil and their devotion to Jesus Christ. Yet for some readers--particularly those who suffer trauma, abuse, and other forms of violence--Bonhoeffer's insistence on self-sacrifice, on becoming a "person for others," may prove more harmful than liberating. For those already socialized into self-abnegation, uncritical applications of Bonhoeffer's teachings may reinforce submission, rather than resistance, to evil. This study explores Bonhoeffer's understandings of selfhood and spiritual formation, both in his own experience and writings and in light of the role of gender in psycho-spiritual development. The central constructive chapter creates a mediated conversation between Bonhoeffer and these feminist psychologists on the spiritual formation of survivors of trauma and abuse, including not only dimensions of his thinking to be critiqued from this perspective but also important resources he contributes toward a truly liberating Christian spirituality for those on the underside of selfhood. The book concludes with suggestions regarding the broader relevance of this study and implications for ministry. The insights for spiritual formation developed here provide powerful proof of Bonhoeffer's continuing and concretely contextualized relevance for readers across the full spectrum of human selfhood.

As You Look in the Mirror

As You Look in the Mirror Author Wendy L. Riley
ISBN-10 9781410706096
Release 2003-12-01
Pages 152
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As You Look in the Mirror has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from As You Look in the Mirror also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full As You Look in the Mirror book for free.

Gender in the Mirror

Gender in the Mirror Author Diana Tietjens Meyers
ISBN-10 019803220X
Release 2002-02-21
Pages 248
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Harmful, culturally prevalent imagery of feminine sexuality, beauty, and motherhood constrains women's self-determination. Gender in the Mirror proposes alternative imagery of feminine sexuality, beauty, and motherhood and advances an account of feminist discursive politics that takes on the challenge of neutralizing patriarchal imagery.

The Woman in the Mirror

The Woman in the Mirror Author Cynthia M. Bulik, Ph.D.
ISBN-10 9780802778741
Release 2012-01-01
Pages 272
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Many women-regardless of income, size, shape, ethnicity, and age-are uncomfortable in their own skin. We fixate on our body image and try endless diets, implants, hair extensions, and new shoes, but it's never enough. The problem is that girls and women have been socialized to mistakenly conflate body esteem and self-esteem. Body esteem refers to how you think and feel about your physical appearance: your size, shape, hair, and features. Self-esteem refers to how you think and feel about your personality, your role in relationships, your accomplishments, and your values-everything that contributes to who you are as a person. The Woman in the Mirror goes beyond typical self-esteem books to dig deep into the origins of women's problems with body image. Psychologist Cynthia Bulik guides readers in the challenging task of disentangling self-esteem from body esteem, and taking charge of the insidious negative self-talk that started as early as when you first realized you didn't really look like a fairy princess. By reprogramming how we feel about ourselves and our bodies, we can practice healthy eating and sensible exercise, and focus on the many things we have to offer our family, community, and job. Bulik provides us the tools to reclaim our self-confidence and to respect and love who we are. Praise for Crave: "More than 7 million Americans struggle with binge eating disorder (BED) . . . Crave: Why You Binge Eat and How to Stop helps shed light on the problem."-O, the Oprah Magazine

A Japanese Mirror

A Japanese Mirror Author Ian Buruma
ISBN-10 9781782398363
Release 2015-08-06
Pages 256
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In this scintillating book, Ian Buruma peels away the myths that surround Japanese culture. With piercing analysis of cinema, theatre, television, art and legend, he shows the Japanese both 'as they imagine themselves to be, and as they would like themselves to be.' A Japanese Mirror examines samurai and gangsters, transvestites and goddesses to paint an eloquent picture of life in Japan. This is a country long shrouded in enigma and in his compelling book, Buruma reveals a culture rich in with poetry, beauty and wonder.

The Myth of the Perfect Mother

The Myth of the Perfect Mother Author Jane Swigart
ISBN-10 0809229382
Release 1998-01-01
Pages 260
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The Myth of the Perfect Mother explodes today's popular "good mother/bad mother" myth and helps the reader both rethink the cultural roles of motherhood and understand the deeper issues that underlie the experience of child rearing. Dr. Swigart's discussions of what it means to nurture include the complexities of parental guilt, maternal clinging, and maintaining one's individuality. She is honest -- sometimes painfully so -- but provides the strength for every mother to revel in her unique, ever-changing role.

Mom in the Mirror

Mom in the Mirror Author Dena Cabrera
ISBN-10 9781442218673
Release 2013-04-12
Pages 242
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Mom in the Mirror: Body Image, Beauty, and Life after Pregnancy is for every woman who has ever doubted herself or her self-worth after the birth of a child. Because most women spend much of their lives attempting to change their bodies, it’s not surprising that the weight gain that comes along with pregnancy (and post-pregnancy), coupled with the challenges of parenting, only exacerbate issues with weight, body image, disordered eating, and self-esteem. Drawing on the wisdom of eating disorders expert Dr. Dena Cabrera, as well as the personal experiences of former anorexic Emily Wierenga, Mom in the Mirror is a physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual response to a female generation seeking its true identity in an appearance-based world. With chapters that deal with bruises from the past, misconceptions about pregnancy, life before and after children, marriage and motherhood, spiritual and physical nourishment, relationships with friends and family, and the changing role of a mother as her children age, it is a holistic approach to the age-old questions: Who am I, and why am I here? Comprising personal stories, expert advice, reflection questions, and helpful tools, this book is an inspiring read intended for women everywhere who want to restore a positive body image and to overcome the insecurities that arise when pregnancy is over and child-rearing begins.

How Not to Turn into Your Mother

How Not to Turn into Your Mother Author Linda Sunshine
ISBN-10 9780740789571
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 160
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Every time I yell at my kids, my mother's voice comes out." --Kelly Ripa How Not to Turn into Your Mother is an uproarious view of the mother-daughter relationship, featuring "What Not to Do!" "A Defense Manual for Daughters," and "Alternative Solutions If You've Already Turned into Your Mother." How many times do I have to tell you . . . How many times have you caught yourself saying or doing the exact same thing your mother said/did (you know, the thing you swore you'd never say/do)? It's something you try to avoid your whole life-turning into your mother. Have you ever looked into the mirror and found your mother (or worse, her body) staring back at you? This tongue-in-cheek book offers hilarious advice and tips on how to avoid the snare of actually becoming her. And it's not too late; it even contains a special section if you've already turned into her. Chapters such as "Can Mom Read Your Mind? Yes! And Here's How She Does It!" "Seeking Self-Help: Stop Mothering Yourself," and even "The Benefits of Sulking" are all included. How Not to Turn into Your Mother also features the "Power Struggles Between Mommy and You" chart, which follows the stages of development in your relationship from prenatal to old age, as well as a sample mother-daughter contract (should you need to go that far).

The Mother Mirror

The Mother Mirror Author Laurie Corbin
ISBN-10 0820455954
Release 2001
Pages 169
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In The Mother Mirror, Laurie Corbin studies the mother-daughter relationships portrayed in autobiographical works by Colette, Simone de Beauvoir, and Marguerite Duras. Psychoanalytic theory, in particular the work of Luce Irigaray and Julia Kristeva, is used to show how women's self-representations can be determined by the ways in which they see their mothers. Corbin's feminist theoretical framework illuminates both the psychological and the social contexts of these autobiographical works, showing that even the most intimate relationships are shaped by social structures and that social reality is dependent on the workings of the psyche.

Eyes in the Mirror

Eyes in the Mirror Author Julia Mayer
ISBN-10 9781402269110
Release 2011-08-01
Pages 224
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Dee I always thought it would be cool to escape into another world. I never believed I'd find one in my reflection. But there I was, falling through the mirror into a parallel life-Samara's life. And she needed me. The cutting, the dead mom, no friends...She was hurting, and I knew it was up to me to fix it. She needed me to fix her. She'll thank me... Samara I never had a friend until I met Dee, at least not a real friend. But then she's my reflection, so maybe I'm just crazy. When she suggested we switch places, it seemed like the perfect answer. So I let her live in my world, and I lived in hers. With her mom, her boyfriend, her friends-her perfect life...I don't belong here. But how can I go back after what she's done? Two girls, one reflection, and a startling discovery about what really lies beyond the bathroom mirror...

Death of a Perfect Mother

Death of a Perfect Mother Author Robert Barnard
ISBN-10 9781476716299
Release 2013-01-29
Pages 192
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Lill Hodsden was a monster. She rode roughshod over her daughter, wiped her feet on her husband, blackmailed her lovers, and smothered her sons with a mother’s love that left them screaming out for freedom. Lill set the hackles rising all over Todmarsh, the little South Coast town she queened over. She was just asking to be done in. When Lill was found garrotted on Thursday, on the way home from one of her boyfriends’, the case was wide open, and half Todmarsh would have regarded the murderer as a civic benefactor. Inspector McHale, on his first murder case, is a man who values intelligence, particularly his own. He is convinced he is going to discover the killer. But is he going to discover the right one?

Mirror Opposites

Mirror Opposites Author J L Daniels
ISBN-10 9781491871614
Release 2014-12-15
Pages 790
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The stock market crash October 19,1987 becomes a pivotal life-changing event for identical twins Tom and Glenn Lonardo. The fallout from this calamitous market collapse triggers actions and events that inexorably engulf the brothers, sucking them into a vortex called disaster. It is a tale of “cool” assassins, a unique Las Vegas casino with its enforcers, Wall Street players and pundits and beautiful women. It is replete with a host of unforgettably bizarre characters including a Jewish midget who is part Eskimo and a FBI agent who yodels, and a background true to life story of brothers brought up in contrasting cultures. It is a story of larceny, love and lust; greed and deceit; a fugitive on the run and murder! While it is suspenseful and has its unspeakably tragic twists and turns, it is highly entertaining and always amusing. It will keep a reader’s eyes open! A work of FICTION, it borrowed from much that was true.

When the Mirror Shatters

When the Mirror Shatters Author Mary Joyce Lawhorn
ISBN-10 9781450274838
Release 2010-12-07
Pages 220
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The beautiful girl watched the old man sleeping, and for the first time in a long while pity washed over her. In fact she couldn't remember the last time she had felt any kind of emotion, for her heart had become hardened so as not to feel the pain that caring could bring. Her remorse was like a broken mirror that couldn't be put back together. Memories of the last few years working for Flo's escorting service filled her mind, threatening her with another sleepless night, but sleep would come for tomorrow she would be leaving that part of her life behind, going back to being the good girl she was before leaving Kentucky.

A Perfect Friend

A Perfect Friend Author Reynolds Price
ISBN-10 9781439106273
Release 2002-06-01
Pages 176
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A Moving Fable For Readers Of All Ages -- From National Book Critics Circle Award-Winning Author Reynolds Price Ben Barks loved elephants long before he'd seen one. He sometimes wondered how that love started.... It's been a whole year since Ben's mother died, and nothing has soothed his broken heart -- except thinking about elephants, those magnificent creatures his mother loved too. Imagining their awesome grace always calms him in a way that his sad father and closest friends never can. When a one-ring circus comes to Ben's small town, he discovers Sala, an elephant who survived a wicked trainer's abuses. And soon, their powerful bond becomes a miraculous healer -- and gives Ben renewed hope for the future.