Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780575099920
Size: 10.17 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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An exceptional combination of history and mythology - 'an intriguing, luxuriously realised novel' FINANCIAL TIMES 'Like Spartan Helen, I caused a war. She caused hers by letting men who wanted her take her. I caused mine because I wouldn't be given, wouldn't be taken, but chose my man and my fate. The man was famous, the fate obscure; not a bad balance.' Lavinia is the daughter of the King of Latium, a victorious warrior who loves peace; she is her father's closest companion. Now of an age to wed, Lavinia's mother favours her own kinsman, King Turnus of Rutulia, handsome, heroic, everything a young girl should want. Instead, Lavinia dreams of mighty Aeneas, a man she has heard of only from a ghost of a poet, who comes to her in the gods' holy place and tells her of her future, and Aeneas' past... If she refuses to wed Turnus, Lavinia knows she will start a war - but her fate was set the moment the poet appeared to her in a dream and told her of the adventurer who fled fallen Troy, holding his son's hand and carrying his father on his back...

What Are You Afraid Of

Author: Lavinia Plonka
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101160824
Size: 12.23 MB
Format: PDF
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The ordinary manner in which we carry ourselves physically, our automatic gestures, and the accustomed comforts of our bodily habits inadvertently reinforce fear's hold on our lives. What Are You Afraid Of? explores how our fears often arise from physical and mental triggers that have been learned over the course of our early lives-and can be un-learned. Fear, explains award-winning movement teacher Lavinia Plonka, is not the product of intractable psychological demons; instead, it often revolves around repetitive body/mind cues. By teaching the body new habits through a series of exercises and postures, the cycle of fear can be broken.


Author: Jeanne Wilkins Wilde
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595355877
Size: 19.46 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Intelligent, educated, and religious, Lavinia Jefferson approaches her thirtieth birthday feeling unfulfilled and frustrated. When her pastor encourages her to put her feelings on paper, the result of her writing finds its way into the hands of a twice-widowed rancher, John Barkley Dawson, in a far-off and unsettled part of the country. Lavinia leaves her secure and civilized life to experience love and adventure with J. B. in the daily challenges of marriage and motherhood. She learns firsthand about the vagaries of weather, hard work, outlaws (and in-laws), Indians, good friends, and bad enemies. She watches the West grow, enjoys innovative inventions, and experiences the joys and sorrows that go hand in hand with births and deaths. Whether it's a sheep drive to Alaska, a land dispute that ends in the Supreme Court, or big business generated by the discovery of extensive coal deposits, Lavinia and J. B. create many happy memories together. Her life touches upon many events and people whose names are well-known today, but Lavinia's focus throughout her life is on family, education, and faith. Most importantly, she's content knowing that she made the right decision in joining that man who whisked her away to a new, exciting life.


Author: Lavinia Hall
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0803948506
Size: 13.10 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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With contributions from top scholars in the field of negotiation, this clear and entertaining volume effectively blends technique with theory to present frameworks for effective negotiating, analyses of person-to-person negotiating situations and applications in organizational settings. Building on the concept that conflict, when managed well, can provide the impetus for growth, constructive change and mutual benefit, the book is dedicated to breaking the paradigm of winning and losing and transforming negotiation into a search for improved solutions to problems.

Mind Over Fat Matters

Author: Lavinia Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462053602
Size: 13.12 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Is your BRAIN sabotaging your efforts to LOSE WEIGHT or STAY FIT? Don’t automatically blame your failure to achieve fitness goals on a lack of willpower. The real culprit might be your brain! Mind Over Fat Matters: Conquering Psychological Barriers to Weight Management reveals why typical weight-loss programs fail...and how to design a lifestyle that works for you instead of against you. Dr. Lavinia Rodriguez explains that most diets are self-defeating because their restrictive and dissatisfying natures cause the brain to rebel. Mind Over Fat Matters gets you started on a healthier, more balanced path to achieving your personal weight-loss goals. Most importantly, it provides you with the crucial link that almost all fad diet programs are missing: the psychological tools to sustain your progress in the long term. Practical and easy to understand, Mind Over Fat Matters lays out a step by step plan for transforming the way you think about food and fitness, tackling your unhealthy habits at a pace that’s acceptable and sustainable, and overcoming your brain’s natural resistance to lifestyle change. It’s time to leave restrictions, self-blame, and disappointment behind...and move forward on a purposeful and permanent path toward health and leanness!

Under Cedar Shades

Author: Helen Lavinia Underwood
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781450069892
Size: 18.36 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Under Cedar Shades spans five generations of American women and their families as they struggle to endure displacement, color discrimination, famine, war and exploitation in 19th century America. The story begins with the forced removal of the Cherokees along the Trail of Tears in 1838 and continues as many of them intermingle with Welch, African, Portuguese, and Scots-Irish immigrants. Family secrets abound, as a modern-day descendant presses her grandmother for answers to who she is. But her grandmother harbors a terrible secret she can neither forget nor reveal. Under Cedar Shades is about endurance in the face of adversity, discrimination and injustice. It draws on the Cherokee belief in the sacred nature of the cedar, which never loses its branches, even in winter. “A multigenerational saga, comparable in characterization and narrative skill (though not in size) to the work of James Michener. . . .A fascinating and entertaining piece of historical fiction.” ( six-star reader review) “Underwood does a fine job humanizing the contradictions underpinning the inception of the United States – treaties and hypocrisy, land stolen at bayonet point, slavery for some and autonomy for others. . . . Her strengths lie in evoking broad washes of ancestral time punctuated by detailed scenes of domesticity . . . . Lively characters keep pages turning at a steady tick.” (Kirkus Discovery Reviews)