How to Stay Sane in an Age of Division

A tender, uplifting plea for optimism, Shafak draws on her own memories and delves into the power of stories to reveal how writing can nurture democracy, tolerance and progress.

Author: Elif Shafak


ISBN: 9781788165723


Page: 96

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It feels like the world is falling apart. So how do we keep hold of our optimism? How do we nurture the parts of ourselves that hope, trust and believe in something better? And how can we stay sane in this world of division?In this beautifully written and illuminating polemic, Booker Prize nominee Elif Shafak reflects on our age of pessimism, when emotions guide and misguide our politics, and misinformation and fear are the norm. A tender, uplifting plea for optimism, Shafak draws on her own memories and delves into the power of stories to reveal how writing can nurture democracy, tolerance and progress. And in the process, she answers one of the most urgent questions of our time.

The COVID 19 Catastrophe

Bernard-Henri Lévy, The Virus in the Age of Madness (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2020). 8. ... Elif Shafak, How to Stay Sane in an Age of Division (London: Profile Books in association with Wellcome Collection, 2020). 16.

Author: Richard Horton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1509549110

Category: Medical

Page: 180

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This expanded, updated, and completely revised edition of The COVID-19 Catastrophe is the authoritative guide to a global health crisis that has consumed the world. Richard Horton, editor of the medical journal The Lancet, scrutinises the actions taken by governments as they sought to contain the novel coronavirus. He shows that indecision and disregard for scientific evidence has led many political leaders to preside over hundreds of thousands of needless deaths and the worst global economic crisis for three centuries. This new edition provides a systematic discussion of the pandemic’s course, national responses, more transmissible mutant variants of the virus, and the launch of the world’s largest ever vaccination programme. Only now are we beginning to understand the full scale of the COVID-19 crisis. We need to learn the lessons of this pandemic, and we need to learn them fast, because the next pandemic may arrive sooner than we think.

Arts Culture and Community Development

Shafak, E. ( 2020 ) How to Stay Sane in an Age of Division , London: Profile Books. Smith, Z. ( 2020 ) Intimations: Six Essays , London: Penguin Books. Stirin, M. and Colectiva Sembrar (eds) ( 2020 ) Pandemic Solidarity: Mutual Aid ...

Author: Meade, Rosie

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447340515

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Drawing on international examples, this book interrogates the relationship between the arts, culture and community development. Contributors from six continents, reimagine community development as they consider how aesthetic arts contribute to processes of peacebuilding, youth empowerment, participatory planning and environmental regeneration.

The Widening Circle of Us

34 Elif Shafak, How to Stay Sane In An Age of Division (London: Wellcome Press, 2020), p. 87. 35 Franz Kafka, Letters To Friends, Family and Editors (New York: Shoeken Books, 1977), p. 17. 36 This was originally written some time in the ...

Author: Peter Francis

Publisher: University of Chester

ISBN: 1910481343

Category: Religion

Page: 252

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The Widening Circle of Us is personal, political and theological. Peter Francis charts his own ‘widening’ from a privileged beginning with an unquestioning naïve faith, to a liberal understanding of faith and society. He now believes that Christianity is best viewed as a completely non-supernatural ethic for life. The memoir weaves his personal story alongside his passion for the humanity of Jesus and writes about the battles for inclusion that have shaped his life and ministry. It is an honest reflection on his life as a priest in England, Scotland and Wales, including nearly 25 years as Warden of Gladstone’s Library, where his ‘widening’ continues with responding to the Gladstone legacy of historic slavery in the wake of Black Lives Matter.

Violence Against Women in Peace and War

Shafak, Elif (2020), How to Stay Sane in an Age of Division, London: Profile Books. Shafak, Elif (2019), “My Books were Called in, My Words Attacke,” Guardian, 13 July. Shaffer, D. R. (2005), Social and Personality Development, Belmont, ...

Author: Maria Holt


ISBN: 1498598862


Page: 294

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The book is a discussion and comparison of violence against women in peace and war in various parts of the Middle East and North Africa. By reflecting the voices of women narrators, the author argues that women are building effective strategies, both at local and regional levels, to combat and eliminate violence.

The Island of Missing Trees

... Blond People Honour The Saint of Incipient Insanities Three Daughters of Eve How to Stay Sane in an Age of Division 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World To immigrants and exiles everywhere, the uprooted, the re-rooted, the.

Author: Elif Shafak

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 024198873X

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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A rich, magical new novel from the Booker-shortlisted author of 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World - available for pre-order now It is 1974 on the island of Cyprus. Two teenagers, from opposite sides of a divided land, meet at a tavern in the city they both call home. The tavern is the only place that Kostas, who is Greek and Christian, and Defne, who is Turkish and Muslim, can meet, in secret, hidden beneath the blackened beams from which hang garlands of garlic, chilli peppers and wild herbs. This is where one can find the best food in town, the best music, the best wine. But there is something else to the place: it makes one forget, even if for just a few hours, the world outside and its immoderate sorrows. In the centre of the tavern, growing through a cavity in the roof, is a fig tree. This tree will witness their hushed, happy meetings, their silent, surreptitious departures; and the tree will be there when the war breaks out, when the capital is reduced to rubble, when the teenagers vanish and break apart. Decades later in north London, sixteen-year-old Ada Kazantzakis has never visited the island where her parents were born. Desperate for answers, she seeks to untangle years of secrets, separation and silence. The only connection she has to the land of her ancestors is a Ficus Carica growing in the back garden of their home. In The Island of Missing Trees, prizewinning author Elif Shafak brings us a rich, magical tale of belonging and identity, love and trauma, memory and amnesia, human-induced destruction of nature, and, finally, renewal. 'A brilliant novel -- one that rings with Shafak's characteristic compassion for the overlooked and the under-loved, for those whom history has exiled, excluded or separated. I know it will move many readers around the world, as it moved me' Robert Macfarlane 'A wonderfully transporting and magical novel that is, at the same time, revelatory about recent history and the natural world and quietly profound' William Boyd 'This is an enchanting, compassionate and wise novel and storytelling at its most sublime' Polly Samson 'A wise novel of love and grief, roots and branches, displacement and home, faith and belief. THE ISLAND OF MISSING TREES is balm for our bruised times' David Mitchell 'An outstanding work of breathtaking beauty' Lemn Sissay 'A writer of important, beautiful, painful, truthful novels' Marian Keyes 'Lovely heartbreaker of a novel centered on dark secrets of civil wars & evils of extremism: Cyprus, star-crossed lovers, killed beloveds, damaged kids. Uprootings. (One narrator is a fig tree!)' Margaret Atwood on Twitter

Wisconsin Library Bulletin

His frank account of what it means to lose contact with reality and then a sane ou tlook is very thoughtprovoking . Nash , Eleanor Arnett . Beauty is not age . 1953. 225p . Harper , $ 2,75 , 646.7 A practical guide for women who wish to ...




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From Stress to Sanity

The term “fitness” transcends the divisions of religion, culture, age, or sex. We all recognize that there is no single right way to keep fit. We respect the joggers, jazz dancers, and cyclists equally for keeping themselves physically ...

Author: Joy Watson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465316912

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 206

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From Stress to Sanity presents the essence of the Mind Fitness program for peak performance through mental and emotional balance. Mind Fitness, like physical fitness, is a lifestyle that leads to better health and greater fulfillment. Instead of barbells and running shoes, Mind Fitness applies the tools of relaxation, proactive reflection, and whole-brain learning to create a mental and emotional fitness that promotes full potential and well-being. With this program, you can move from feeling like a victim of your own circumstances and emotional states to feeling that you are actually creating your own life-- the way you want it. The book includes specific exercises, principles, and cognitive strategies to transform the quality of your relationships, career, health, and most importantly, your sense of yourself. The author writes, “What this little book endeavors to do is to present simple learning skills that help you develop a sense of renewed personal control and health, both mentally and physically. I invite you to experiment freely with the tools presented in the pages ahead. Developing your own health and potential goes hand in hand with expanding and clarifying your life values and purposes. Over the last 15 years, I have worked with this material in a variety of forms, ranging from the intimacy of personal healing sessions to the formality of corporate settings. The overwhelming opinion is that Mind Fitness with its techniques for proactive reflection succeeds in producing positive personal and group change.” From Stress to Sanity reveals how to unleash the power of your mind and create the life you really want. Using this highly accessable program, you will learn how to feel fully alive, to radiate self-confidence, to discard negative habits and build positive new ones. You will enhance your creativity, imagination and intuition, maximize your energy and enthusiasm, transform stress into success, and live your dreams. From Stress to Sanity ... It’s about your thinking...

Our Journey to Corporate Sanity

... regardless of age, gender, geography, sexual orientation, and other dividing elements otherwise known as demographics. ... Governments will start helping people transition from staying home to staying in the workforce.

Author: Ayelet Baron

Publisher: Bublish, Inc.

ISBN: 099503026X

Category: Business & Economics


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“A fantastic and engaging read!” — Ruth Ross, Author of Coming Alive: The Journey to Reengage Your Life And Career “...a mirror to reflect and a tool to redefine the purpose and responsibility of the business word.” — Rami Kleinmann, President & CEO of the Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University The prevailing mindset in business, which values profit above our own well-being and the environment that sustains us, is insane. But creating a healthy, humane world requires more than new organizational models that merely shift the deck chairs on a sinking ship. We need to entirely re-imagine the nature of business, work, and life. In Our Journey to Corporate Sanity, Ayelet Baron guides us through transformational stories from leading business pioneers who share how they are profitably creating a more beautiful and humane world. Draw from their collective wisdom to help chart your own journey to a new mindset of 21st-century leadership.

Race Religion and Resilience in the Neoliberal Age

'Black skin, white masks' is not a neat division; it is a doubling, dissembling image of being in at least two places at once.”41 In the neoliberal age, the splitting of one's self likewise protects one's sanity by disaffiliating the ...

Author: Cedric C. Johnson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137526149

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

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This book presents a study of the rise of American neoliberalism in the aftermath of the modern Civil Rights movement, paying particular attention to the traumatic impact of the neoliberal age on countless African Americans. Author Cedric C. Johnson takes a close look at the manner in which American neoliberalism has been able to preserve, articulate, and exploit constructions of race-based difference. The neoliberal age has engendered an extraordinary growth in economic disparities and social inequalities, with traumatic repercussions for innumerable African Americans. Historically, black religious forms have functioned as contested spaces, capable of organizing alternative modes of cultural, economic, and political life. This project examines forms of black religiosity that function as modes of soul care in this context. Johnson posits an innovative, multi-systems approach that informs practices of care for populations traumatized or threatened by the neoliberal age.

To My Annie Book 2

An old age story that's scoffed at 'tis true Man, woman, God and garden, a world that was new Mist of beginning before ... I'm filled with division I've missed you so much that I strive to stay sane The sparks will fly when one replaces ...

Author: Wade Powers

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1452067740

Category: Poetry

Page: 208

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To My Annie Book 2 is the second in a planned five book set. To many, writing 500 poems about life and love that are mostly about Annie, may seem a bit much, but to know her is to love her! 500 poems barely scratch the surface of just how wonderful she is! Read and enjoy the toils and splendors of life and love as the author confesses his eternal love for his kindred spirit.

The Railway Age

TO THE EDITORS : Replying to Mr. Dawson's question in The Age of Nov. ... division superintendent J. W. Dawson's question under the order named , No. ... But I ask and invite you to remain . or deny it with impunity .




Category: Railroads


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Television radio Age

In order to stay sane in this business you've got to have a large ego . ... Sakayama has also postscored a new corporate infomercial for United Technologies , Mostek Division which ... Television / Radio Age , September 6 , 1982 77.




Category: Television broadcasting


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The Age of Bowie

'Stay' it was reported from within the studio was recorded in a cocaine frenzy, and comes complete with guitar ... into the wider spaces of the universe, a noman'sland almost completely out of sight of Major Tom, Ziggy and Aladdin Sane.

Author: Paul Morley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471148106

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'A handsome six footer with a warm and engaging personality, Davie Jones has all it takes to get to the show business heights including . . . talent.' David Bowie at 17 in May, 1964 writing his own press biography. Respected arts commentator Paul Morley, one of the team who curated the highly successful retrospective exhibition for the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, David Bowie Is . . . constructs the definitive story of Bowie that explores how he worked, played, aged, structured his ideas, invented the future and entered history as someone who could and would never be forgotten. Morley will capture the greatest moments of Bowie’s career; from the recording studio with the likes of Brian Eno and Tony Visconti; to iconic live performances from the 1970s, 80s and 90s, as well as the various encounters and artistic relationships he developed with rock luminaries John Lennon, Lou Reed and Iggy Pop. And of course, discuss in detail his much-heralded, and critically-acclaimed comeback with the release of Black Star just days before his shocking death in New York. Morley will offer a startling biographical critique of David Bowie’s legacy, showing how he never stayed still even when he withdrew from the spotlight, how he always knew his own worth, and released a dazzling plethora of mobile Bowies into the world with a bloody-minded determination and a voluptuous imagination to create something amazing that was not there before. ‘A thrilling hymn to a brilliant and beloved “song and dance man”’ Observer

Life Experience

... We must stay strong because they're doing us wrong We must not seek to be independent We must unite, we must give life, we must keep sanity in plain sight Age, money, race, and religion have us stuck in division Let's say our grace, ...

Author: Multiple Souls

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1984565478

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

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New Literary Hybrids in the Age of Multimedia Expression

... the ear” — which might suggest an implicit endorsement of film and a media-specific division of labor (Chesterton 28). ... that a really sane society will not further extend these extended communications; but rather restrict them.

Author: Marcel Cornis-Pope

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9027269335

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 455

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Begun in 2010 as part of the “Histories of Literatures in European Languages” series sponsored by the International Comparative Literature Association, the current project on New Literary Hybrids in the Age of Multimedia Expression recognizes the global shift toward the visual and the virtual in all areas of textuality: the printed, verbal text is increasingly joined with the visual, often electronic, text. This shift has opened up new domains of human achievement in art and culture. The international roster of 24 contributors to this volume pursue a broad range of issues under four sets of questions that allow a larger conversation to emerge, both inside the volume’s sections and between them. The four sections cover, 1) Multimedia Productions in Theoretical and Historical Perspective; 2) Regional and Intercultural Projects; 3) Forms and Genres; and, 4) Readers and Rewriters in Multimedia Environments. The essays included in this volume are examples of the kinds of projects and inquiries that have become possible at the interface between literature and other media, new and old. They emphasize the extent to which hypertextual, multimedia, and virtual reality technologies have enhanced the sociality of reading and writing, enabling more people to interact than ever before. At the same time, however, they warn that, as long as these technologies are used to reinforce old habits of reading/ writing, they will deliver modest results. One of the major tasks pursued by the contributors to this volume is to integrate literature in the global informational environment where it can function as an imaginative partner, teaching its interpretive competencies to other components of the cultural landscape.

Contemporary Adulthood and the Night Time Economy

Hobsbawm, E. J. (1996), Age of extremes: the short twentieth century, 1914–1991, London: Abacus. Hockey, J.,Robinson, V. andHall,A. (2010), ... James, O. (2007), Affluenza: how to be successful and stay sane, London: Vermilion.

Author: O. Smith

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137344520

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

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This book examines the experiences of those dedicated drinkers at the forefront of the new night-time leisure industries that revolutionized the way we think about our city centres. Smith uses the night-time leisure economy as a lens through which to view the relationship between global consumer capital and the erosion of 'traditional' adulthood.

The Post broadcasting Age

“ I use technology ” , he says , “ to try and stay sane ” . ... Meanwhile equivalent technological skills and equivalent commitment to work ( though unequal earning capacity ) have not affected the domestic division of labour .

Author: University of Manchester. Broadcasting Symposium



Category: Performing Arts

Page: 251

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This work looks at the extent to which the structures and cultural forms of broadcasting will survive into the next millennium. It examines programming, legal, technical, cultural and regulatory issues, and discusses ways forward

Insights Into Action

This largely inaccurate perception can be eliminated by having school and division leaders work alongside teachers in initiatives that help the school meet its accountability goals. ... As Carter insists, “You've got to stay sane.

Author: William Sterrett

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416613684

Category: Education

Page: 131

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Do you ever wonder whether researchers and professional developers really know what it's like to be a school leader? Do you sometimes struggle to connect articles and conference presentations with the challenges you face day to day? For award-winning educator William Sterrett, the answer to those questions was a resounding yes. So he made it his mission to identify the most important issues facing today's school leaders and offer practical, effective strategies for success. Drawing on his own experience as a teacher and principal and on interviews with nine distinguished practitioners--including Carol Ann Tomlinson, Richard DuFour, Baruti Kafele, and James Popham--Sterrett merges current research and theory with lessons from successful educators who have truly "been there, done that." Each chapter of Insights into Action carefully examines a particular topic of relevance, translating research and experience into replicable, sustainable practices and offering ways to overcome barriers to success. You'll learn * How to be a more effective leader, including ways to turn your school vision into reality, become a learning leader, make professional development more meaningful, and achieve the elusive work-life balance; * How to strengthen your learning community by differentiating instruction and leadership, fostering a positive school climate, and incorporating learning experiences outside the classroom; and * How to face the challenges of today, including ways to infuse technology into your school community, gather and apply useful data, and turn crises both big and small into success for all. Each chapter includes Action Items and In-the-Field Activities to extend the discussion, help you apply the book's insights and strategies, and enable you to realize actual growth in your school. In a job filled with constant stressors and challenges, it's important to have a solid, well-grounded perspective. Insights into Action offers both practical lessons and inspiration to handle whatever comes your way.