In these powerful reflective essays, Terry Rubenstein, author of the ground-breaking book Exquisite Mind and an avid student of the human dimension, reveals the logic and truth behind the extraordinary genius with which all human beings ...
Author: Terry Rubenstein
In these powerful reflective essays, Terry Rubenstein, author of the ground-breaking book Exquisite Mind and an avid student of the human dimension, reveals the logic and truth behind the extraordinary genius with which all human beings have been designed.
Profound Reflections on the Power of Thought and Innate Resilience Terry Rubenstein, Brian Rubenstein. I ... We are as protected as the coconut . ... John entitled this illustration, “The peach who thought she had to be a coconut .
Author: Terry Rubenstein
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
So I had a problem. I felt like a peach. But aspired to be a coconut. Unsurprisingly, I concluded I was ill-equipped for life, doomed to feel exposed to outside variables. It felt like an unstoppable blizzard was constantly blowing through me. My mind was full of long, dark winter days. And peaches don’t fare well in winter. Then, one day, I realised I did not need to be a coconut. In the midst of winter, I found within me an invincible summer. I uncovered innate resilience. Innate health. It is my birthright. It is the birthright of humanity. The one essential question to ask is this: Where do we think our feelings are coming from? And there is only one answer. Our feelings are always coming from the power of Thought in the moment. Never from anywhere else. Ever. Resilience is revealed when misunderstanding falls away. Realising the inside-out logic and wisdom of how our minds work reconnects us with what is true. And experiencing this truth is resilience. In these powerful reflective essays, Terry Rubenstein, author of the ground-breaking book Exquisite Mind and an avid student of the human dimension, reveals the logic and truth behind the extraordinary genius with which all human beings have been designed. This knowledge, which is self-evident when realised, eliminates the false assumption that we are non-resilient. It carries with it monumental implications and answers one of the most important questions that we can ever ask: Why would a peach ever want to be a coconut?
... tells the true story of Terry's journey from years of suffering to mental wellness It's a good one The Peach Who Thought She Had to Become a Coconut, is a series of essays on the power of thought and innate resilience It's also a ...
Author: Terry Rubenstein
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
A knife streaked with blood. A teenage gang held in jail. A dangerous man owed a load of money. A life-changing offer too good to refuse. Welcome to the world of fifteen-year-old Evan Banksky, a world that seems to be spinning dangerously out of control. A world that seems impossible to escape. Until he gets some unexpected help from a mysterious group on a mission to reveal the truth behind a great illusion. Embarking on a journey that takes him to places he never imagined, Evan learns that he must look deep within himself to find the answer to a series of profound dilemmas. From the gritty council estates of London to the rolling plains of the African wilderness, join Evan as he confronts his family and his friends, his past and his future, arriving at crucial decisions that will change his life forever. Gripping, funny and full of unforeseen twists and turns, Escaping the Illusion is a thrilling, heart-wrenching novel about discovering the true super-power that exists within us all, even in the most challenging of circumstances.
The plant manager said, “It is my job to protect the people we have in this work community.” In this story, the engineers were Peaches and the plant manager was a Coconut. The conflict between them arose from a set of opposing cultural ...
Author: Scott C. Hammond Ph.D.
Publisher: Archway Publishing
When we encounter conflict with another culture, we get confused, frustrated, offended, or even angry. The Peach and the Coconut explores how culture is a key factor in managing global teams. Moreover, it presents a better way to address cultural challenges--not your way or my way, but a way we create together. Learn how to: create a workplace culture where everyone feels valued and respected; identify seven dimensions of culture that help to distinguish between "Peach" and "Coconut" cultures; and minimize frustrations associated with negotiating with people from different cultures. Learn how to work with others who are different, lead others through the process of bridging cultural gaps, and prepare to see yourself and others differently with the insights in this business guide.
She had class, unlike other women who tried to hold on to the banner of youth by sporting tattoos and piercings in unmentionable and ... He thought her rich, husky voice was sexy and he imagined her whispering words for his ears only.
Author: Lisa Harrison Jackson
Publisher: Kimani Press
Kaycee Jordan is all set to give her exasperating new neighbor a piece of her mind, until he opens the door half-naked—and fully fine. A former pro athlete turned café owner, Kendrick Thompson is as delectable as chocolate. And Kendrick finds the strong-minded, gorgeous Kaycee as irresistible as the mouthwatering gourmet desserts she creates, although he is convinced she's way too young for him. Even so, when Kaycee asks Kendrick to help her build her business, it's an offer he can't resist. And soon, long days of work give way to nights of luscious, soul-searing pleasure. But when their budding relationship causes a rift between their families, Kaycee and Kendrick must decide what hurts more—going against their loved ones or denying what's in their hearts.
'I have to say, I can't believe an enterprising young writer couldn't invent some sort of bolthole in which to give this coconut and his peach a little privacy of an afternoon. Now, let me think .. .' She scanned the shop, fixing her ...
Author: Dennis Glover
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Rivetingly told . . . a terrifically assured hybrid of fiction and life-writing New Statesman Dennis Glovers pacy novelisation of Orwells life takes its title from the one Orwell first had in mind for his totalitarian dystopia . . . Glover magically wrings high-stakes drama from thefundamentally undramatic scene of the writer at his desk Daily Mail The Last Man in Europe adopts the sound of Orwell so brilliantly . . . anyone with an interest in Orwell will certainly enjoy it Orwell Society The Last Man in Europe shows its readers the influences which shaped Orwells masterpiece, but transcends even that, giving an affecting portrait of the man himself The Herald 1947. In a damp, run-down farmhouse on the island of Jura, George Orwell is embarking on his greatest work: Nineteen Eighty-Four. Forty-four years old and suffering from the tuberculosis that will eventually take his life, this book is his legacy the culmination of a career spent fighting to preserve the freedoms which the wars and upheavals of the twentieth century have threatened. Completing the book is an urgent task a race against death. Dennis Glover explores the creation of Orwells final work, which for millions of readers worldwide defined the twentieth century. Simultaneously a captivating drama, a unique literary excavation and an unflinching portrait of a beloved writer, The Last Man in Europe will change the way you understand Nineteen Eighty-Four and George Orwell himself.
Coconut cookieswith mini chocolate chips would be good. Hannah thought about how shecould make themmore tropical asshe filled the layer cakepans she'd prepared and slipped them into theoven. She was just setting the time for twenty ...
Author: Joanne Fluke
Publisher: Hachette UK
Murder is always just around the corner... With an endless list of suspects, Hannah Swensen has her work cut out in Devil's Food Cake Murder, the deliciously dangerous whodunnit from Joanne Fluke. Packed full of delicious recipes and perfect for fans of M. C. Beaton and H. Y. Hanna. 'Fabulous' - Publishers Weekly Hannah Swensen has to admit life is pretty sweet. Things are going well in the romance department, and her bakery's delectable confections are selling faster than she can make them. Even her good friend Claire is head over heels with her new husband, Reverend Bob Knudson. If only they could find time to have their honeymoon. When Bob's childhood friend, Matthew Walters, offers to fill in for the Reverend, things couldn't be better. Until Hannah finds Matthew face-down in a plateful of Devil's Food Cake, with a single bullet in his head. The list of suspects is endless, but Hannah is sure of one thing: even the most half-baked murder plot can be deadly... What readers are saying about the Hannah Swensen mysteries: 'What more could you want from a cosy crime novel?' 'These books are an equal mix of charm and mystery' 'A homely series that harks back to the novels of Agatha Christie'
She had a few soft, overripe peaches in a hand-thrown bowl one of her National Street friends had made for her. ... Willa never thought she'd ever find herself doing this, never once thought she'd put any stock in those superstitions ...
Author: Sarah Addison Allen
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER It’s the dubious distinction of thirty-year-old Willa Jackson to hail from a fine old Southern family of means that met with financial ruin generations ago. The Blue Ridge Madam—built by Willa’s great-great-grandfather and once the finest home in Walls of Water, North Carolina—has stood for years as a monument to misfortune and scandal. Willa has lately learned that an old classmate—socialite Paxton Osgood—has restored the house to its former glory, with plans to turn it into a top-flight inn. But when a skeleton is found buried beneath the property’s lone peach tree, long-kept secrets come to light, accompanied by a spate of strange occurrences throughout the town. Thrust together in an unlikely friendship, united by a full-blooded mystery, Willa and Paxton must confront the passions and betrayals that once bound their families—and uncover the truths that have transcended time to touch the hearts of the living.
Every day yall, Ms. Albertha had cake, or peach cobbler, black berry cobbler, or peaches and dumplings or black berries and dumplings you name the sweet she made it. Oh, and the coconut cake, nobody not even you can ...
Author: C. L. Ellis
Lula Mae Carson is the best darn cook and baker in all of Friendly, Louisiana, not to mention being a fine fisherman. There isn't a jar of preserves sold in Friendly that does not come from her, and God comes from heaven to taste her biscuits. There is no doubt she's a woman who has earned the respect and love of her community. With the arrival of Miss Puddin which brings both blessings and curses Lula is the only person qualified to handle this devil's harlot, a professional lady of leisure who is willing to break all of the rules in order to survive. Puddin not only changes the life of the Friendly residents, but also tests Lula Mae's moral character. When Puddin is thrown out of town, Lula Mae invites her to live in her home. As Lula extends her generosity to Puddin, she finds herself being seduced by the money and men of power Puddin entertains. As time passes, not only does this unusual friendship deteriorate, it becomes toxic and eventually deadly. Lula finds herself caught in a maze of deceit and fornication; she is losing herself and she feels she has been charmed by a woman she believes to be the devil's harlot
Pound cake seems now to have become traditional; make it in a Bundt pan and dust with powdered sugar, or after cake is cooked, cool in pan until lukewarm, ... The *Coconut Cake ... I thought I had tried just about all the Peach.
Author: Mary Faulk Koock
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
This delightful collection captures the flavor and diversity of the cuisine of the Lone Star State. The Texas Cookbook presents recipes ranging from down-home cooking to high-class affairs, from regional favorites to ethnic specialties. Mary Faulk Koock traveled throughout Texas gathering recipes from ranch kitchens and city hostesses. Scattered among these are the author’s anecdotes from her vast and varied encounters with the famous and influential. In Austin John Henry Faulk, the author’s brother, savors Quail Pie with J. Frank Dobie, Walter Prescott, Roy Bedichek, and Mody Boatright. Fort Worth’s Van Cliburn enjoys the hostess’s biscuits and offers his own recipe for a whole-wheat variety. Here is Lady Bird Johnson’s Peach Ice Cream (the LBJ Ranch) and some expected classics such as Lee’s Chili (Amarillo), Venison Roast (the King Ranch), and Black-eyed Peas with Okra (Austin). But you will also find the unusual in Roasted Wild Turkey (the Hill Country), Fried Apricot Pies (Fredericksburg), and Watermelon Rind Preserves (Luling). Regional contributions shine in Sauerbraten (Kerrville), Salsa Brava (Brownsville) and Crawfish Etouffee (Beaumont). At the home of friends in Dallas Koock reveals the recipe for Chicken Cannelloni served after an opera. We share in her delight with Persimmon Salad in San Antonio, Cold Breast of Duck with Orange Slices in Houston, and Cebollas Rellenas from the Rio Grande Valley. Where else can you learn the story behind Slumgullion, a purported concoction of Fort Worth’s Amon Carter Sr., and friend Will Rogers, or find the recipe for Pepparkakor (Swedish Ginger Cookies) from the Austin area? Other cities with recipes featured are Tyler, Abilene, Rockdale, El Paso, Waco, Columbus, and Corpus Christi. Much more than a cookbook, this collection offers a look at a way of life and entertaining, Texas style. Hostess, businesswoman, art patron and supporter, Mary Faulk Koock has attracted people from all walks of life to her great style and love of life through over numerous printings of The Texas Cookbook. This remarkable woman transformed her family home into one of country’s most elegant restaurants, Green Pastures. She traveled widely and well, nurturing a community of artists, politicians, musicians and ranchers across the state. Her capacity to create experiences and build friendships with everyone whose path she crossed transformed dinners and receptions from the simple to the sumptuous. The Texas Cookbook is a portrait of good food and good company. It goes beyond wonderful recipes and invites us to share the hospitality of leading Texans of the 1960s. Here is a Texas we’ll never know again, peopled by larger-than-life personalities and embellished with a lifestyle of grace and fun. Travel across the state and have breakfast with Van Cliburn, lunch at the world-famous King Ranch, the "eighth wonder of the world,” and dinner with Joan Sutherland and Dorothy and Richard Rogers. Join Mary Faulk Koock as she stages lunch for LBJ, Harry Truman, and Sam Rayburn and a post-concert dinner for pianist Leonard Pennario--and see if you don’t have more fun than Martha Stewart could ever imagine.