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No relationship is more fulfilling, infuriating, emotional, and problematic than that of mother and daughter. Now, in a work filled with truth, surprises, and humor, renowned psychologist and author Martha Manning offers mothers and daughters of all ages a new way to understand each other. Challenging the accepted premise that this powerful bond must be severed for emotional growth, Manning shows us why this precious attachment is never outgrown, how, if it is damaged, it can be healed, and what will enrich this lifelong commitment while fostering essential independence. The key is empathy, and Manning provides potent tools to help us build stronger ties and celebrate the crazy twists, joys, and secrets inherent in this most glorious of life connections.
Combining personal experiences and scrupulous research, The Common Thread helps each of us develop a mutually empowering relationship -- and laugh, too -- as we more deeply connect with and appreciate the mother or daughter we love.
From the author of the "absolutely absorbing" (USA Today) memoir Undercurrents comes an unforgettable portrait of childhood, family and community. The eldest child of a devout Irish-American Catholic family, Martha Manning weaves her story around the seven holy sacraments: baptism, penance, communion, confirmation, holy orders, marriage and last rites. She recalls her childhood pratfalls, adolescent yearnings and entrance into motherhood with wisdom, wit and remarkable honesty. At once poignant and laugh-out-loud funny, Chasing Grace is a wholly original tale of family and friends, happy times and difficult ones -- and the painful, joyous journey from childhood to adulthood.
"Long-distance walking is good for you and good for the earth...
But most of all, walking is a joyful celebration of life and the
diverse, beautiful, and curious world in which we live." --from the
Walk the World's Greatest Trails To walk is to discover, from those first halting steps as a child to walking the world's greatest long-distance trails. Experience breathtaking coastlines, mountain ranges, historic landscapes, wilderness areas, religious pilgrimages, great cities, and iconic rivers. Walk to learn more about our beautiful and curious world, to be healthy and happy, to add adventure and authenticity to life, and to learn something about yourself in the process. Walking is simple, but it can also be profound. Veteran outdoor enthusiasts Robert and Martha Manning invite readers to experience the joy of walking in Walks of a Lifetime. They offer firsthand descriptions of thirty of the world's great long-distance trails and multiday walks, including personal anecdotes, natural and cultural history, practical tips, and full-color photographs and maps. Walks range from inn-to-inn routes to backpacking treks and are found across North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Pacific. Trail descriptions are accompanied by a series of short, engaging essays on the many dimensions of walking.
You can only walk forward when you learn how to lean Just months after her husband threw her out of their penthouse and sent their two sons away, Gabrielle Fairbanks is finally getting back on her feet. She has a job she loves at the homeless shelter, an apartment for her and the boys, caring friends, and even a new love interest. Best of all, an unexpected windfall has given her a brand-new dream ? a House of Hope for homeless mothers and their children. Piece by piece, Gabby's new life is coming together ? but the old one keeps dragging her back. First her husband Philip hints at a reconciliation . . . then hits her up for a loan to pay his gambling debts. And when Gabby tells him no, he makes a desperate move that puts them all in harm's way. How can she even think of embarking on a new venture when so much is up in the air? Gabby is realizing that she needs something far greater than her own strength or even that of her friends. That to move forward, she must first lean on the only One who knows what the future holds.
From Manning's passionate childhood longing to become a nun, to her equally passionate teenage hope that God would forget that wish, to her musings as a writer, wife, and mother on the ways faith has colored her life, Chasing Grace paints a funny and moving picture of Irish-American Catholic life and family.
In Walks of a Lifetime in America's National Parks: Extraordinary Hikes in Exceptional Places, Robert and Martha Manning invite readers to explore the joys of hiking. Explaining the why, how, and where to walk and featuring first-hand descriptions of the nation's great National parks and their best hikes ranging from short day hikes to backpacking treks, and featuring scenic vistas, waterfalls, and information on lodging opportunities, this is a bucket list book for hiking in the national parks. Each chapter includes personal anecdotes, natural and cultural history, and practical tips. Every chapter is richly illustrated with color photographs and maps. The book also includes a series of twenty short, engaging essays about hiking and related matters.
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