So grateful for beach workouts with this babe 💫 🙏🏻 andddd the fact that we both brought @gomacro bars with us for our pre-workout staycation eats! 😹they are #glutenfree , #vegan , use #plantbased protein, ANDD are my forever go-to. Which is your favorite flavor? Mine is Everlasting Joy- coconut, almond butter, chocolate chips 🥥🍫xx #nobread#partner
Thanks so much @simonbooks for the review book! #partner
Sometimes reading books by authors I've never read that everyone seems to love can end up being a bit of a letdown when the book just doesn't live up to the hype. This was my first book by Kate Quinn @katequinn5975 , but it won't be my last! The Huntress is an enthralling, engrossing tale set during and after WWII. There are so many books out there that center around WWII, but very few cover the time after the war. With the atrocities committed during the war, there was widespread interest in catching the infamous Nazi war criminals. The anger and need for persecution involved investigations throughout Europe and ultimately led to the Nuremberg trials, where some of the worst offenders were tried. Following the trials, there came a time where people started to feel the need to move on and get back to living instead of living in the past. (This is the only way I can justify to myself how so many governments started to ignore the crimes committed in the past.) But not everyone is ready to look the other way and ignore the fact that so many war criminals had not paid for their crimes. Here enters our trio of Nazi hunters who are still investigating war criminals in 1950. (More in comments.)
There is a trend in historical fiction lately of writing stories from multiple time periods and connecting them in some way in the end. I often find myself enjoying one storyline more than the other. That was something I didn't have to worry about with The Huntress. Kate Quinn explores two different timelines and weaves seamlessly back and forth. Filled with intrigue and mystery while exploring a lesser known element of the war (the Russian Night Witches bombing regiment) and postwar life in Europe and the US, The Huntress is sure to be enjoyed by many historical fiction fans and one I highly recommend. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
@henryholt#partner | One of the April 2019 releases I’m most excited for: TRUST EXERCISE by Susan Choi! In a nutshell, this book centers around a first-love experience between two high school students in a competitive performing arts school. AND it’s set in the 80s (which let’s be real, just makes it all the more intriguing). Read on for a full synopsis! ✨
In an American suburb in the early 1980s, students at a highly competitive performing arts high school struggle and thrive in a rarified bubble, ambitiously pursuing music, movement, Shakespeare, and, particularly, their acting classes. When within this striving “Brotherhood of the Arts,” two freshmen, David and Sarah, fall headlong into love, their passion does not go unnoticed―or untoyed with―by anyone, especially not by their charismatic acting teacher, Mr. Kingsley. ✨
The outside world of family life and economic status, of academic pressure and of their future adult lives, fails to penetrate this school’s walls―until it does, in a shocking spiral of events that catapults the action forward in time and flips the premise upside-down. What the reader believes to have happened to David and Sarah and their friends is not entirely true―though it’s not false, either. It takes until the book’s stunning coda for the final piece of the puzzle to fall into place―revealing truths that will resonate long after the final sentence. ✨
As captivating and tender as it is surprising, Trust Exercise will incite heated conversations about fiction and truth, and about friendships and loyalties, and will leave readers with wiser understandings of the true capacities of adolescents and of the powers and responsibilities of adults.
This life is not without bumps! We overheated on the highway but managed to stayed calm and take care of business. Times like this remind me how lucky I am to have such an amazing life partner. While I unhooked the trailer @gmariatpa called AAA. We made a plan for the evening and ended up not needing it. Thankfully our tow truck driver happened to own the same truck as us and knew how to fix our problem. A few hours later we were back on the road and headed to Texas. No fighting, no blaming, no panicking. Just cooperation and teamwork! #lucky#travel#lifeontheroad#partner#teamworkmakesthedreamwork
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Wir möchten, dass ältere sowie hilfe- und pflegebedürftige Menschen dort leben können, wo es am schönsten ist: im eigenen Zuhause.
Unsere Betreuungskräfte sorgen mit Ihrem täglichen Einsatz dafür, dass unsere Senioren und deren Angehörige mit mehr Komfort und Sicherheit auch Zuhause leben können.
Die Dankbarkeit, die man von den Angehörigen und Senioren dabei erfährt ist einfach überwältigend. Leider sind nicht alle Geschichten voller Freude. Jeder Mensch bringt eine Geschichte mit. Diese Geschichten oder Schicksale zeigen nicht immer die „Sonnenseite des Lebens“. Am 22.03. haben wir unsere Betreuungskräfte zum Lachen gebracht. Na gut, wir nicht, aber das Programm „LASSMALACHE“ von Bülent Ceylan in den Westfalenhallen.
Ein herzliches Dankeschön an unsere Betreuungskräfte. Es war auch für uns etwas ganz Besonderes, dass wir diesen tollen Abend mit Ihnen verbringen durften.
Es war uns ein großes Vergnügen unsere Mitarbeiter der drei Betriebe einladen zu dürfen. Speziell unsere Dienstleistung umschreibt ein ständiges „Geben und Nehmen“. Wir danken Ihnen allen für den unglaublichen Einsatz, den Sie für unsere Betriebe leisten und somit das Gesicht des Alterns verändern.
Gemeinsames Betreuungskräftetreffen der Betriebe Datteln, Dortmund-Nord und Herne
Vorne v. l. Nikolaos Zapros (Geschäftsführer Dortmund-Nord), Denis Pennekamp (Geschäftsführer Datteln), Patrick Noelle (Geschäftsführer Herne)
I received The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker in December and i’m finally going to dive into it after I finish My Year of Rest and Relaxation (more thoughts on that later). The Dreamers seems like the perfect, slightly odd mixed perspective narrative that i’m in the mood for. If you haven’t seen the synopsis, here it is:
In an isolated college town in the hills of Southern California, a freshman girl stumbles into her dorm room, falls asleep—and doesn’t wake up. She sleeps through the morning, into the evening. Her roommate, Mei, cannot rouse her. Neither can the paramedics who carry her away, nor the perplexed doctors at the hospital. Then a second girl falls asleep, and then another, and panic takes hold of the college and spreads to the town. As the number of cases multiplies, classes are canceled, and stores begin to run out of supplies. A quarantine is established. The National Guard is summoned.
Mei, an outsider in the cliquish hierarchy of dorm life, finds herself thrust together with an eccentric, idealistic classmate. Two visiting professors try to protect their newborn baby as the once-quiet streets descend into chaos. A father succumbs to the illness, leaving his daughters to fend for themselves. And at the hospital, a new life grows within a college girl, unbeknownst to her—even as she sleeps. A psychiatrist, summoned from Los Angeles, attempts to make sense of the illness as it spreads through the town. Those infected are displaying unusual levels of brain activity, more than has ever been recorded. They are dreaming heightened dreams—but of what? #thedreamers#penguinrandomhouse
One of the struggles to caring for ourselves is finding a good therapist. Here is a good starting point.
1. The first thing to do is to think about why you’re seeking therapy. Relationship help? Anxiety or Depression? Trauma? Family issues? Grief and loss? Addiction? Feeling lost in life? The more clear you can be about what you want in therapy, the closer your search can take you to finding a good fit. What’s worked in the past in therapy? What hasn’t worked?
2. Start with Psychology Today (psychologytoday.com). PT is a comprehensive listing of therapist including their areas of specialty, licensing, degree, experience, insurance panels, individual/couple/family/group therapy options, and cost per session. Therapists pay a monthly fee to be listed and are verified by PT. Phone numbers and websites are available so you can check the therapist out before heading in to session. Interview the therapist if that helps you to feel safe. Ask questions about their practice and how they view blocks and healing.
3. Therapy is expensive. The average cost per session in the US ranges from $80-$150 with certain areas like LA and NY averaging $200. Finding a therapist at a reduced rate may feel daunting. If you find a therapist you connect with that doesn’t advertise a reduced rate, ask. We are all required to offer pro bono services and many clinicians hold a percentage of sessions for sliding scale or reduced fee. You can also visit websites like https://openpathcollective.org/ and search for clinicians in your area that provide services for $30-$80/session. Check out NAMI.org, too. If you’re a member of a church, many churches offset the cost of counseling for its members. I like @refugecenterforcounseling in Franklin, TN if you’re local.
4. I practice Emotionally Focused Therapy and talk about it all the time. If you’re searching for an EFT therapist in your area, visit iceeft.com and search internationally. ICEEFT lists qualifications, degrees, website and contact info.
5. If you’re in crisis, don’t wait to get an appointment or to ask for help. Text, call, or chat. BEFORE you feel you need it.
You matter. Find what works for you. ♥️