the road to shine a story of adventure life lessons and my quest for more

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The Road To Shine

Author : Laurie Gardner
ISBN : 9781937612603
Genre : Self-Help
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An inspiring story of one woman’s vision quest that offers life-changing insights and practical guidance for courageously claiming your life.

On The Road

Author : Jack Kerouac
ISBN : UOM:39015070730109
Genre : Fiction
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Follows the counterculture escapades of members of the Beat generation as they seek pleasure and meaning while traveling coast to coast.

Harley And Me

Author : Bernadette Murphy
ISBN : 9781619027992
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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What happens when women in midlife step out of what's predictable? For Bernadette Murphy, learning to ride a motorcycle at forty-eight becomes the catalyst that transforms her from a settled wife and professor with three teenage children into a woman on her own. The confidence she gained from mastering a new skill and conquering her fears gave her the courage to face deeper issues in her own life and start taking risks. It is a fact that men and women alike become more risk averse in our later years —which according to psychologists and neuroscience is exactly what we should not do. And Murphy stresses that while hers is a story of transformation using a physical risk, emotional and educational risks can serve the same beneficial purpose for other women. Murphy uses her own story to explore the larger idea of how risk changes our brain chemistry, how certain personality types embrace dangerous behavior and why it energizes them, and why women's expectations change once estrogen levels drop after the childbearing years. She also explores the idea of women and risk in pop culture—why there are so few stories of the conquering heroine (instead of hero). Surely Thelma and Louise driving off the cliff should not be our only pop culture reference for women finding true freedom. With scientific research and journalistic interviews weaving through a page-turning, road trip narrative, Harley and Me is a compelling look at how one woman changed her life and found deeper meaning out on the open road.

The Priority List

Author : David Menasche
ISBN : 9781476743462
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In this poignant and inspiring memoir, a beloved high school English teacher with terminal brain cancer undertakes a cross-country journey to reunite with his former students in order to find out if he made a difference in their lives, discovering along the way what is truly important in life. Based on a beloved teacher’s most popular lesson, The Priority List is a bold, inspirational story of learning, love, and legacy that challenges us to ask: What truly matters in life? David Menasche lived for his work as a high school English teacher. His passion inspired his students, and between lessons on Shakespeare and sentence structure, he forged a unique bond with his kids, buoying them through personal struggles while sharing valuable life lessons. When a six-year battle with brain cancer ultimately stole David’s vision, memory, mobility, and—most tragically of all—his ability to continue teaching, he was devastated by the thought that he would no longer have the chance to impact his students’ lives each day. But teaching is something Menasche just couldn’t quit. Undaunted by the difficult road ahead of him, he decided to end his treatments and make life his classroom. Cancer had robbed him of his past and would most certainly take his future; he wouldn’t allow it to steal his present. He turned to Facebook with an audacious plan: a journey across America— by bus, by train, by red-tipped cane—in hopes of seeing firsthand how his kids were faring in life. Had he made a difference? Within forty-eight hours of posting, former students in more than fifty cities replied with offers of support and shelter. Traveling more than eight thousand miles from Miami to New York, to America’s heartland and San Francisco’s Golden Gate, and visiting hundreds of his students, David’s fearless journey explores the things we all want and need out of life—family, security, independence, love, adventure—and forces us to stop to consider our own Priority List.

Barbarian Days

Author : William Finnegan
ISBN : 9780698163744
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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**Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography** *Included in President Obama’s 2016 Summer Reading List* A deeply rendered self-portrait of a lifelong surfer by the acclaimed New Yorker writer Barbarian Days is William Finnegan’s memoir of an obsession, a complex enchantment. Surfing only looks like a sport. To initiates, it is something else entirely: a beautiful addiction, a demanding course of study, a morally dangerous pastime, a way of life. Raised in California and Hawaii, Finnegan started surfing as a child. He has chased waves all over the world, wandering for years through the South Pacific, Australia, Asia, Africa. A bookish boy, and then an excessively adventurous young man, he went on to become a distinguished writer and war reporter. Barbarian Days takes us deep into unfamiliar worlds, some of them right under our noses—off the coasts of New York and San Francisco. It immerses the reader in the edgy camaraderie of close male friendships annealed in challenging waves. Finnegan shares stories of life in a whitesonly gang in a tough school in Honolulu even while his closest friend was a Hawaiian surfer. He shows us a world turned upside down for kids and adults alike by the social upheavals of the 1960s. He details the intricacies of famous waves and his own apprenticeships to them. Youthful folly—he drops LSD while riding huge Honolua Bay, on Maui—is served up with rueful humor. He and a buddy, their knapsacks crammed with reef charts, bushwhack through Polynesia. They discover, while camping on an uninhabited island in Fiji, one of the world’s greatest waves. As Finnegan’s travels take him ever farther afield, he becomes an improbable anthropologist: unpicking the picturesque simplicity of a Samoan fishing village, dissecting the sexual politics of Tongan interactions with Americans and Japanese, navigating the Indonesian black market while nearly succumbing to malaria. Throughout, he surfs, carrying readers with him on rides of harrowing, unprecedented lucidity. Barbarian Days is an old-school adventure story, an intellectual autobiography, a social history, a literary road movie, and an extraordinary exploration of the gradual mastering of an exacting, little understood art. Today, Finnegan’s surfing life is undiminished. Frantically juggling work and family, he chases his enchantment through Long Island ice storms and obscure corners of Madagascar.

The Hero With A Thousand Faces

Author : Joseph Campbell
ISBN : 9781577315933
Genre : Psychology
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Discusses the universal legend of the hero in world mythology, focusing on the motif of the hero's journey through adventure and transformation.

The Jeweled Highway

Author : Ralph White
ISBN : 161125034X
Genre : Pilgrims and pilgrimages
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Most of us set out on the Jeweled Highway, whether we know it or not. We live at a time when the quest for meaning is an enormous force in the inner lives of millions of men and women. It is a key feature of our age, often hidden beneath the distractions of modern civilization. This is a memoir, filled with beauty, transcendence and vitality, of a search to find the secrets of life and give them to others. It is a gripping narrative of a life at the forefront of the consciousness movement, the holistic impulse to transform our culture that is a subtle but powerful force in the gradual emergence of a more sacred and ecological civilization.The story takes the reader from childhood in the Celtic world, through adolescence in gritty Northern England, to the outburst of freedom in the Sixties. After arriving in America, the author unexpectedly embarks on a spiritual quest into a new worldview, an opening to the mystical, and the beginning of a life dedicated to the creation of a new culture. On this luminous journey of awakening and commitment, we take that trip down Route 66, hitchhike to Maccu Picchu, cross the Eastern Himalayas into Tibet, and experience Russia and Eastern Europe in the aftermath of communism. We also gain an insider's knowledge of the origins of major centers of holistic learning like the New York Open Center, Omega Institute and the Findhorn Foundation in Scotland. How did these centers, that have served as such focal points for positive change, come from nowhere in their early years? And how are they part of a worldwide emergence of points of holistic learning all intent on bringing greater sanity, wisdom and awareness to the world?This is a new story for our time by a pioneer in a global movement. From the remote Welsh shoreline to the hectic streets of New York City, mixing adventure and enlightenment, this contemporary odyssey takes readers on an archetypal quest with honesty, humor and spiritual insight.

Watership Down

Author : Richard Adams
ISBN : 1439176124
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 39. 77 MB
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A phenomenal worldwide bestseller for more than forty years, Richard Adams's Watership Down is a timeless classic and one of the most beloved novels of all time. Set in England's Downs, a once idyllic rural landscape, this stirring tale of adventure, courage, and survival follows a band of very special creatures on their flight from the intrusion of man and the certain destruction of their home. Led by a stouthearted pair of brothers, they journey forth from their native Sandleford Warren through the harrowing trials posed by predators and adversaries, to a mysterious promised land and a more perfect society.

How Winning Works

Author : Robyn Benincasa
ISBN : 9780373892556
Genre : Business & Economics
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Shares the eight essential elements of teamwork that ensure success in all areas of life to present a practical guide for managers seeking to improve their leadership skills.

The Kindness Diaries

Author : Leon Logothesis
ISBN : 9781621451921
Genre : Self-Help
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Follow the inspirational journey of a former stockbroker who leaves his unfulfilling desk job in search of a meaningful life. He sets out from Los Angeles on a vintage motorbike, determined to circumnavigate the globe surviving only on the kindness of strangers. Incredibly, he makes his way across the U.S., through Europe, India, Cambodia, and Vietnam, and finally to Canada and back to the Hollywood sign, by asking strangers for shelter, food, and gas. Again and again, he’s won over by the generosity of humanity, from the homeless man who shares his blanket to the poor farmer who helps him with his broken down bike, and the HIV-positive mother who takes him in and feeds him. At each stop, he finds a way to give back to these unsuspecting Good Samaritans in life-changing ways, by rebuilding their homes, paying for their schooling, and leaving behind gifts big and small. The Kindness Diaries will introduce you to a world of adventure, renew your faith in the bonds that connect people, and inspire you to accept and generate kindness in your own life.

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