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|Klaus Carl||Parkstone International||ePub|
|Trinh T. Minh-Ha||Indiana University Press||ePub|
See all things howsoever they flourish
Return to the root from which they grew
This return to the root is called Quietness
—Lao Tzu, Tao-te-ching, 16 (tr. A. Waley)
Let me tell you a story. For all I have is a story. Story passed on from generation to generation, named Joy. Told for the joy it gives the storyteller and the listener. Joy inherent in the process of storytelling. Whoever understands it also understands that a story, as distressing as it can be in its joy, never takes anything away from anybody. Its name, remember, is Joy. Its double, Woe Morrow Show.
Let the one who is diseuse, one who is mother who waits nine days and nine nights be found. Restore memory. Let the one who is diseuse, one who is daughter restore spring with her each appearance from beneath the earth. The ink spills thickest before it runs dry before it stops writing at all. (Theresa Hak Kyung Cha)1
Something must be said. Must be said that has not been and has been said before. “It will take a long time, but the story must be told. There must not be any lies” (Leslie Marmon Silko). It will take a long time for living cannot be told, not merely told: living is not livable. Understanding, however, is creating, and living, such an immense gift that thousands of people benefit from each past or present life being lived. The story depends upon every one of us to come into being. It needs us all, needs our remembering, understanding, and creating what we have heard together to keep on coming into being. The story of a people. Of us, peoples. Story, history, literature (or religion, philosophy, natural science, ethics)—all in one. They call it the tool of primitive man, the simplest vehicle of truth. When history separated itself from story, it started indulging in accumulation and facts. Or it thought it could. It thought it could build up to History because the Past, unrelated to the Present and the Future, is lying there in its entirety, waiting to be revealed and related. The act of revealing bears in itself a magical (not factual) quality—inherited undoubtedly from “primitive” storytelling—for the Past perceived as such is a well-organized past whose organization is already given. Managing to identify with History, history (with a small letter h) thus manages to oppose the factual to the fictional (turning a blind eye to the “magicality” of its claims); the story-writer—the historian—to the story-teller. As long as the transformation, manipulations, or redistributions inherent in the collecting of events are overlooked, the division continues its course, as sure of its itinerary as it certainly dreams to be. Story-writing becomes history-writing, and history quickly sets itself apart, consigning story to the realm of tale, legend, myth, fiction, literature. Then, since fictional and factual have come to a point where they mutually exclude each other, fiction, not infrequently, means lies, and fact, truth. DID IT REALLY HAPPEN? IS IT A TRUE STORY?See All Chapters
|Kit Seeborg||O'Reilly Media||ePub|
MUCH OF THE ADVICE about presentation design and delivery in this book is aimed at established, for-profit companies. But there are other types of organizations that can use presentations to achieve their business, outreach, and communication goals. What’s more, these different organizational types face challenges unique to them. This chapter will examine those specific needs.
First, startups have many of the same challenges as established companies, but they have a few additional challenges that warrant special attention. In many cases, the startup founders are looking for investors; this means they need to be ready at any given moment to deliver a pitch presentation. Furthermore, pitch presentations face a high-stakes rigor unlike other presentations. We’ll delve into those requirements in this chapter, to help entrepreneurs deliver winning presentations.
Second, nonprofits need to craft their message to present to each type of stakeholder (supporters, donors, foundations, partners, volunteers), all the while fulfilling their mission.See All Chapters
|Andrea Dawn Lopez||University of North Texas Press|
Her joy over seeing healthy green shoots protrude through the rich mulch in her garden would turn to horror soon after they had broken through the ground’s surface. Before they even had time to roll out leaves or blossom flowers, these shoots would turn into nothing more than gnawed-off stems.
My mother thought the culprits must be snails. It was an odd conclusion to come to, because she didn’t think there was a problem with snails in Colorado. Sure enough, one early morning as dawn crept across the sky, she found out that her theory was wrong. The culprit that morning was standing in her garden, not creeping along leaving a trail of slime. He was a young buck taking a fancy to petunias.
The young buck came as a bit of a surprise. He was something we didn’t expect to see in our neighborhood full of sidewalks, paved roads, and elementary schools. But our development was built in miles of foothills full of scrub oak, pine trees, and grassy clearings— areas once roamed by herds and herds of mule deer.See All Chapters
|Gillian Miles||Karnac Books||ePub|
Finn Ferdinand Garoff, Kati Heinonen, Anu-Katriina Pesonen, & Fredrik Almqvist
Emotional disorders cause young people and their families considerable distress. If left untreated, these disorders entail high social and personal costs that extend into adulthood (Lewinsohn, Rohde, Seeley, Klein, & Gotlib, 2003). Therefore, identifying efficient and effective treatments is a concern for scientists, practitioners, and policy-makers.
Fonagy, Target, Cottrell, and Phillips (2002) reported that 40– 50% of depressed children and adolescents do not respond to medical or psychosocial treatments. Moreover, a recent meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCT) reported only a moderate effect size of 0.34 for psychotherapy in child and adolescent depression (Weisz & McCarty, 2006). The treatment gains were maintained at 6-month follow-up, but not at 1-year follow-up. Therefore, pressure exists to develop more effective treatments and to better understand the mechanisms leading to positive treatment results. As summarized by Carr (2007), research on the etiology of depression is converging in support of a diathesis-stress model. In this model, genetic factors render children and adolescents vulnerable to depression, and when this interacts with environmental factors, mood disorders can result. As pointed out by Lau, Rijsdijk, Gregory, McGuffin, and Eley (2007), most life events and chronic stressors associated with childhood depression are embedded in the family context. Family environments with parental psycho-pathology, conflict, stressful divorce, domestic violence, and child maltreatment are significant sources of environmental stress, as are more subtle elements such as lack of parental attunement and expressions of affect and support (Shortt & Spence, 2006). These factors may also affect child development adversely, resulting in an inadequate capacity for emotional regulation, increased self-criticism, a lower sense of control over one’s life, pessimistic cognitive style, insecure attachment representations, and insufficient social networks.See All Chapters
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