The Language of Kindness

And the stories of the geriatric ward--Gladys and older patients like her--show the plight of the most vulnerable members of our society. Through the smallest of actions, nurses provide vital care and kindness.

Author: Christie Watson

Publisher: Tim Duggan Books

ISBN: 1524761656

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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#1 International Bestseller A moving, lyrical, beautifully-written portrait of a nurse and the lives she has touched Christie Watson spent twenty years as a nurse, and in this intimate, poignant, and remarkably powerful book, she opens the doors of the hospital and shares its secrets. She takes us by her side down hospital corridors to visit the wards and meet her unforgettable patients. In the neonatal unit, premature babies fight for their lives, hovering at the very edge of survival, like tiny Emmanuel, wrapped up in a sandwich bag. On the cancer wards, the nurses administer chemotherapy and, long after the medicine stops working, something more important--which Watson learns to recognize when her own father is dying of cancer. In the pediatric intensive care unit, the nurses wash the hair of a little girl to remove the smell of smoke from the house fire. The emergency room is overcrowded as ever, with waves of alcohol and drug addicted patients as well as patients like Betty, a widow suffering chest pain, frail and alone. And the stories of the geriatric ward--Gladys and older patients like her--show the plight of the most vulnerable members of our society. Through the smallest of actions, nurses provide vital care and kindness. All of us will experience illness in our lifetime, and we will all depend on the support and dignity that nurses offer us; yet the women and men who form the vanguard of our health care remain unsung. In this age of fear, hate, and division, Christie Watson has written a book that reminds us of all that we share, and of the urgency of compassion.

The Language of Flowers

Its delicious fragrance , and the rich beauty of its deep blue - purple bells , have
apparently claimed for it a place in floral language as the emblem of kindness .
BORAGE ( Borago officinalis ) .- BLUNTNESS . RUDENESS . APULEIUS says
that ...

Author: Robert Tyas

Publisher:

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Category: Flower language

Page: 223

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The Courage to Care

We are all deserving of compassion, and as we share in each other's suffering, Christie Watson shows us how we can find courage too. The courage to care. "I loved The Courage to Care - Christie Watson writes so tenderly and truthfully.

Author: Christie Watson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473566908

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 957

A vital and timely book about inspirational nurses, and the bravery of patients and families, from the bestselling author of The Language of Kindness "The handbook for compassion... a must-read book" Chris Evans Nurses have never been more important. We benefit from their expertise in our hospitals and beyond: in our schools, on our streets, in prisons, hospices and care homes. When we feel most alone, nurses remind us that we are not alone at all. In The Courage to Care bestselling author Christie Watson reveals the remarkable extent of nurses' work. A community mental-health nurse choreographs support for a man suffering from severe depression. A teen with stab wounds is treated by the critical-care team; his school nurse visits and he drops the bravado. A pregnant woman loses frightening amounts of blood following a car accident; it is a military nurse who synchronises the emergency department into immaculate order and focus. Christie makes a further discovery: that, time and again, it is patients and their families - including her own - who show exceptional strength in the most challenging times. We are all deserving of compassion, and as we share in each other's suffering, Christie Watson shows us how we can find courage too. The courage to care. "I loved The Courage to Care - Christie Watson writes so tenderly and truthfully. It is a spirit-lifting read" Jacqueline Wilson

The Five Side Effects of Kindness

This Book Will Make You Feel Better, Be Happier & Live Longer David R.
Hamilton. CLOSING THOUGHTS Every act of kindness matters . ... As Mark
Twain wrote , ' Kindness is the language that the deaf can hear and the blind can
see .

Author: David R. Hamilton

Publisher: Hay House UK Limited

ISBN: 1781808139

Category: MEDICAL

Page: 208

View: 439

Scientific evidence has proven that kindness changes the brain, impacts the heart and immune system, and may even be an antidote to depression.

The Works of Thomas Goodwin

He continually acts the part of a bridegroom : saith he , ' I go to prepare a place
for you ; ' as wooers do for their brides , to bring them home to their father ' s
house : it is spoken in the language of kindness . And then he takes them , and
brings ...

Author: Thomas Goodwin

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Puritans

Page:

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The Language of Flowers

But more than hundreds to the rich Are pennies to the poor , And thankfully they
seek and sell The Cranberries on the moor . Louisa A. Twamley . The heart of
kindness seldom sours or curdles ; The cream of love is in it pure and sweet :
With ...

Author: Henrietta Dumont

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Flower language

Page: 300

View: 618


Day s Collacon

How beautiful is that kindness which is always thoughtful, considerate, and
anticipatory ; which busies itself with ... The language of kindness, unassociated
with reason, will frequently be unable to persuade ; because, though it may gain
upon ...

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Category: Quotations, English

Page: 1216

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Language That We All Can Speak

So every time you buy a book from us, you also share a little kindness with the world! After reading this book, try to engage with your children by discussing questions provided in the 'parents and educators' section.

Author: K. Read

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 24

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Teach Your Kids to be kind, admire diversity and accept differences in a fun, loving, and engaging way. We all need more kindness and acceptance in our lives today. And the best time to learn it for our children is now, while they are still young! Many kids are being homeschooled right now due to the virus without being socialized as much as they may need. But they still can to learn that kindness and acceptance create beautiful friendships. This sweet and short book is a perfect demonstration of that! 'Language That We All Can Speak' is a charming, warm story with beautiful verse and cute illustrations created to: show your children the importance of being kind teach them to be more aware of other people's feelings give your kids insights to think about and accept differences in people help them understand and admire beautiful diversity in our world After reading this book, try to engage with your children by discussing questions provided in the 'parents and educators' section. It will help them better understand why diversity is beautiful and why it is essential to be kind to others. This book includes a Free Coloring Page Get Your Copy Now to Help Your Child Learn these Vital Lessons!


The Language of the Walls

And a Voice from the Shop Windows, Or, The Mirror of Commercial Roguery
James Dawson Burn. should be ... Mr. Crawley : She has seldom been without
black eyes and bruises , but I have never touched her , except in the way of
kindness .

Author: James Dawson Burn

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Business ethics

Page: 448

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Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay

375 that does offend and can repent, as calling to account can be owing to the
law, and are first to be paid ; and he that does not so is an ... The language of
kindness, unassociated with reason, will frequently be unable to persuade;
because ...

Author: Samuel Austin Allibone

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Quotations, English

Page: 764

View: 947


Under the Cover of Kindness

threats or warnings but, in the style of a Frank Capra movie, by earnestly
cheering them on, by motivating them to see things ... The language that
constructs clients' helplessness and dependency is also a rationale for vesting
authority in social ...

Author: Leslie Margolin

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813917139

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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In Under the Cover of Kindness, Leslie Margolin looks at how this country's social welfare system developed and with what results. From his detailed examination of social work texts, primarily case histories, he argues persuasively that social work disguises its own assumptions and claims to power as a way of further legitimizing its actions. By attending to these case histories, Margolin shows how social work entails not only the intrusion into the previously private space of the home but also the constant justification of this intervention - to both clients and workers themselves - as representing charitable and disinterested help. This book critically assesses how social workers invent themselves as they simultaneously invent their field of knowledge.


The Law of Kindness

THE LAW OF KINDNESS IN THE SCHOOL . HERODOTUS mentions a curious
experiment which , he says , was made by one of the early kings of Persia , with
the view of ascertaining the original language of mankind . He shut up two young
 ...

Author: Thomas Pyne

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Conduct of life

Page: 152

View: 561


The Language of Heaven Poetry of the Divine

Folly of the fallen Folly of the fallen... Once and future friends fall into a fury of
fire's folly. Dancing around each other in one breath of kindness and decent.
Decent caused by the whiles of the snake in a plentiful garden. Folly of the fallen.

Author: Christopher Jacobs

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 143570357X

Category: Poetry

Page: 120

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"Don't be afraid of the dark night for it shall pass into the abyss, and God will set it free. Love abound, darkness gone forever. Naught but in the mind of evil, but in the hearts of mankind's bliss."

The Language of Faith

attempt to prevent the execution ( 6.2 ) by interfering in his behalf out of kindness
( 4.1 ) . The ecstatic language of this man who wants " to be poured out to God " (
2.2 ) is a remarkable expression of a martyr's exuberance in the early church .

Author: Samuel Laeuchli

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Gnosticism

Page: 269

View: 391



The Fall of the Roman Empire

Victory at Hadrianople allowed the Goths to range as they wished in Thrace
during the rest of 378. The next ... The language of 'kindness', 'benevolence' and '
forgiveness' strikes a new note, and the difference is not merely rhetorical. For the
 ...

Author: Peter Heather

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199741182

Category: History

Page: 608

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The death of the Roman Empire is one of the perennial mysteries of world history. Now, in this groundbreaking book, Peter Heather proposes a stunning new solution: Centuries of imperialism turned the neighbors Rome called barbarians into an enemy capable of dismantling an Empire that had dominated their lives for so long. A leading authority on the late Roman Empire and on the barbarians, Heather relates the extraordinary story of how Europe's barbarians, transformed by centuries of contact with Rome on every possible level, eventually pulled the empire apart. He shows first how the Huns overturned the existing strategic balance of power on Rome's European frontiers, to force the Goths and others to seek refuge inside the Empire. This prompted two generations of struggle, during which new barbarian coalitions, formed in response to Roman hostility, brought the Roman west to its knees. The Goths first destroyed a Roman army at the battle of Hadrianople in 378, and went on to sack Rome in 410. The Vandals spread devastation in Gaul and Spain, before conquering North Africa, the breadbasket of the Western Empire, in 439. We then meet Attila the Hun, whose reign of terror swept from Constantinople to Paris, but whose death in 453 ironically precipitated a final desperate phase of Roman collapse, culminating in the Vandals' defeat of the massive Byzantine Armada: the west's last chance for survival. Peter Heather convincingly argues that the Roman Empire was not on the brink of social or moral collapse. What brought it to an end were the barbarians.

Tiny Sunbirds Far Away

WINNER OF THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD, BY THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE LANGUAGE OF KINDNESS AND THE COURAGE TO CARE 'Everything changed after Mama found Father lying on top of another woman.

Author: Christie Watson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0857380257

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 153

WINNER OF THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD, BY THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE LANGUAGE OF KINDNESS. 'Everything changed after Mama found Father lying on top of another woman.' Blessing and her brother Ezikiel adore their larger-than-life father, their glamorous mother and their comfortable life in Lagos. But all that changes when their father leaves them for another woman. Their mother is fired from her job at the Royal Imperial Hotel - only married women can work there - and soon they have to quit their air-conditioned apartment to go and live with their grandparents in a compound in the Niger Delta. Adapting to life with a poor countryside family is a shock beyond measure after their privileged upbringing in Lagos. Told in Blessing's own beguiling voice, Tiny Sunbirds Far Away shows how some families can survive almost anything. At times hilarious, always poignant, occasionally tragic, it is peopled with characters you will never forget.

The Frost king Or The Power of Kindness

Yes , it is true , dear child , ” replied the Fairy , " and few are the mortals to whom
we give this lovely gift . What to you is now so full of music and of light , to others
is but a pleasant summer world ; they never know the language of butterfly , or ...

Author:

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Category: Fairy tales

Page: 207

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