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Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls

Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls Description:

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Rating: 3.73 out of 5

Letters to a Young Therapist

Letters to a Young Therapist Description:

Mary Pipher s groundbreaking investigation of America s girl poisoning culture i Reviving Ophelia i has sold nearly two million copies and established its author as one of the nation s foremost authorities on family issues In i Letters to a Young Therapist i Dr Pipher shares what she has learned in thirty years as a therapist helping warring families alienated adolescents and harried professionals restore peace and beauty to their lives i Letters to a Young Therapist i gives voice to her practice with an exhilarating mix of storytelling and sharp eyed observation And while her letters are addressed to an imagined young therapist every one of us can take something away from them Long before positive psychology became a buzzword Dr Pipher practiced a refreshingly inventive therapy fiercely optimistic free of dogma or psychobabble and laced with generous warmth and practical common sense But not until now has this gifted healer described her unique perspective on how therapy can help us revitalize our emotional landscape in an increasingly stressful world Whether she s recommending daily swims for a sluggish teenager encouraging a timid husband to become bolder or simply bearing witness to a bereaved parent s sorrow Dr Pipher s compassion and insight shine from every page of this thoughtful and engaging book

Rating: 3.40 out of 5

The Middle of Everywhere: Helping Refugees Enter the American Community

The Middle of Everywhere: Helping Refugees Enter the American Community Description:

Over the past decade Mary Pipher has been a great source of wisdom helping us to better understand our family members Now she connects us with the newest members of the American family refugees In cities all over the country refugees arrive daily Lost Boys from Sudan survivors from Kosovo families fleeing Afghanistan and Vietnam they come with nothing but the desire to experience the American dream Their endurance in the face of tragedy and their ability to hold on to the virtues of family love and joy are a lesson for Americans Their stories will make you laugh and weep and give you a deeper understanding of the wider world in which we live br i The Middle of Everywhere i moves beyond the headlines into the homes of refugees from around the world Working as a cultural broker teacher and therapist Mary Pipher has once again opened our eyes and our hearts to those with whom we share the future br

Rating: 3.71 out of 5

Writing to Change the World

Writing to Change the World Description:

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Rating: 3.29 out of 5

Seeking Peace: Chronicles of the Worst Buddhist in the World

Seeking Peace: Chronicles of the Worst Buddhist in the World Description:

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Rating: 3.30 out of 5

The Shelter of Each Other

The Shelter of Each Other Description:

The author of i Reviving Ophelia i turns her attention to the problems facing families today including new ones created by the avalanche of technology Proposing strategies to rebuild the walls of peace and comfort from TV free days to new family rituals Pipher shows how to remake families

Rating: 3.55 out of 5

Another Country: Navigating the Emotional Terrain of Our Elders

Another Country: Navigating the Emotional Terrain of Our Elders Description:

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Rating: 3.57 out of 5

Hunger Pains: The Modern Woman's Tragic Quest for Thinness

Hunger Pains: The Modern Woman's Tragic Quest for Thinness Description:

We live in an appearance obsessed culture Fashion ads magazine covers TV shows and movies idealize a body type that is impossible for most real women to achieve In this comforting liberating book Dr Mary Pipher bestselling author of Reviving Ophelia offers advice counsel and practical solutions for understanding our needs our fears and our many hungers She shows us how we can at last learn to live at peace with the natural differences in our bodies and appetites br The rates of anorexia bulimia and depression for women are the highest they have ever been and begin at ever younger ages Dr Pipher reveals how society encourages our misery and prevents us from accepting our looks Indeed for many women the humiliation of overweight or obesity is a wound that never heals Dr Pipher reminds us that accepting our bodies the way they are is the greatest gift we can give ourselves

Rating: 3.33 out of 5

The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture

The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture Description:

b Mary Pipher takes on our planet s greatest problems with the skills of a truly gifted therapist She knows why we avoid and deny the truth and she knows how we can heal ourselves and our communities even as we try to heal the earth This book is a deep and true gift Bill McKibben author of i Eaarth i b br br In i Reviving Ophelia i Mary Pipher offered a paradigm shattering look at the lives of adolescent women Now Pipher is back with another ground breaking examination of everyday life this time exploring how to conquer our fears about the major environmental issues that confound us and transform them into a positive force in our lives br br Pipher emphasizes the importance of taking small positive steps to preserve what s important drawing from her own experiences as part of a group fighting energy company TransCanada s installation of the Keystone XL oil pipeline across the Midwest which will sit atop the Ogallala Aquifer the source of of the United States fresh water The challenges she confronts reveal surprising answers to the critical questions we face How do we mobilize ourselves and our communities to work together to solve global problems How do we stay happy amid very difficult situations And what is the true meaning of hope br br Both profound and practical i The Green Boat i explains how we can attend to the world around us with calmness balance and great love

Rating: 3.46 out of 5

Eating Disorders: What Every Woman Needs to Know About Food, Dieting and Self-concept (Positive health)

Eating Disorders: What Every Woman Needs to Know About Food, Dieting and Self-concept (Positive health) Description:

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Rating: 3.58 out of 5