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Francis Pring-Mill - In Harmony With the Tao (Sausalito Store)

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 6:00pm

The Tao Te Ching is one of the most widely read and deeply loved works of ancient spiritual wisdom in the world. But its dense and cryptic lines can sometimes yield more confusion than illumination. If you've ever found yourself understanding the printed words but thinking, "Yes, but what does this mean and how is it relevant to me?" then Francis Pring-Mill's In Harmony with the Tao: A Guided Journey into the Tao Te Ching is your guide into deeper understanding of this classic work of Chinese philosophy.

Today's fast-paced world leaves us little time to spend with the timeless questions, such as how to live a meaningful life in harmony with the world around us. Nonetheless we yearn for answers -- and answers are to be found in the Tao Te Ching, a book written twenty-five hundred years ago that resonates with people everywhere as though it had been written yesterday. Of the many English translations and versions, some are scholarly, others are philosophical. What's new in In Harmony with the Tao is the concept of a guided journey accompanying the text of perhaps the best-known English edition: Stephen Mitchell's elegant, authoritative interpretation Tao Te Ching: A New English Version.

This book, In Harmony with the Tao, includes the complete text of Stephen Mitchell's work accompanied by Francis Pring-Mill's illuminating commentaries on each chapter. In a skillful rendition of ancient wisdom reimagined for modern times, In Harmony with the Tao reveals the common threads weaving through the eighty-one brief chapters. In Harmony with the Tao will appeal to anyone keen to understand the ideas contained in, and especially between, the lines of the Tao Te Ching.

Francis Pring-Mill presents ideas in understandable ways to help others gain insights. He has been fascinated by the Tao Te Ching since discovering a copy in a secondhand store as a teenager. In this book he applies skills developed as a professional facilitator, course developer and instructor, and communicator to offer the reader a guided journey into a densely written ancient spiritual text. In Harmony with the Tao is the product of analytical thinking combined with a creative talent for explaining ideas.

The result will appeal to anyone interested in understanding the ideas contained in the Tao Te Ching and in applying them to daily life in the modern world. Francis Pring-Mill has a master's degree and a doctorate from the University of Oxford, where he also won a postgraduate scholarship which funded three years of doctoral research. He then held a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto. In the business world, his roles have included government statistician, software engineer, and director in an IT professional services firm. He has published in the fields of zoology, software engineering, and methodology. His writing is characterized by success at analyzing, simplifying, and presenting ideas to make them easier to understand and apply. In this book, he brings the same skills to a new subject.

 

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$17.95
ISBN: 9781940468693
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Published: White Cloud Press - June 1st, 2018

The Tao Te Ching is one of the most widely read and deeply loved works of ancient spiritual wisdom in the world. But its dense and cryptic lines can sometimes yield more confusion than illumination.


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Laura Hartema - Bering Sea Strong (Sausalito Store)

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 5:30pm

Bering Sea Strong is a tale of adventure and self-discovery. The story portrays a young woman on a solo journey, pushed to the edge of the earth and further from the weight of family -- marked by divorce, death, disability, and depression -- and a life she desires on land.

Locked at sea for ninety days as the lone female trying to tuck in tight alongside twenty-five rough-and-tumble commercial fishermen in Alaska, Laura Hartema offers a rare glimpse into the intertwining worlds of a fisheries observer and the crew she works beside. She graphically illustrates the challenges of daily life and relationships in a way few have seen before. Her story provides an unprecedented portrait of the bizarre and entertaining human dynamics aboard an at-sea catcher-processor vessel, where men battle dangerous working conditions, loneliness, and boredom while rivaling for the attention of the only woman.

Between trough and crest, Laura Hartema ponders the trauma and tragedies of her Midwest childhood as her capabilities and resilience are regularly tested. She is often left deciding when to "blow it off" and when to "blow a gasket." In the end, the tumultuous Bering Sea is where she finds the strength to overcome the wounds of her past, embrace life's uncertainty, and steam ahead into the unchartered waters of her future. Bering Sea Strong demonstrates one woman's determination to overcome obstacles in pursuit of a satisfying career and a better life.

Laura Hartema was born and raised in Chicagoland and earned a Bachelor of Science in biology from College of the Ozarks in Branson, Missouri. The challenging work and adventures depicted in Bering Sea Strong led to Hartema's present career as an ecologist focusing on stream and wetland restoration. Her passion for her work and love for nature spills into her community, where she leads volunteers in stream enhancement efforts. She encourages others to seek inspiration, beauty, and humor in her blog, Love This Day. Hartema resides in the Seattle area and spends much of her time outdoors embracing Puget Sound and the Cascade and Olympic mountains.

 

Bering Sea Strong: How I Found Solid Ground on Open Ocean Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781510731516
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Published: Skyhorse Publishing - March 6th, 2018

Full of unusual characters, mischief, camaraderie, and testosterone-fueled man gossip.

Bering Sea Strong is a tale of adventure and self-discovery. The story portrays a young woman on a solo journey, pushed to the edge of the earth and further from the weight of family--marked by divorce, death, disability, and depression--and a life she desires on land.


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Sausalito, CA 94965

Dr. Barbara Adams - Women, Minorities & Other Extraordinary People (Sausalito Store)

Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 3:00pm

More and more, diverse organizations have been achieving unprecedented growth in all the major industries and on a global scale. But true inclusive diversity in our organizations is difficult to attain, hard to sustain, and honestly, about a lot more than just economic benefit.

This book is for all of you who want change in the workplace and know your companies could do more and be more. It's for business leaders, hiring managers, human resources and people operations teams, all those within your organization who believe things could be and should be done differently. And it's for people who understand that workforce diversity is a better way to do business but are looking for guidance on how to do something about it to change their organizations.

In Women, Minorities, and Other Extraordinary People, Barbara Adams not only explains the economic and moral crisis that businesses and industries face when inclusion isn't achieved but also lays out clear, actionable steps you can take to develop diverse and inclusive workforces and begin the process of change. As an organization development expert in diversity who's been helping companies create systemic processes of change for over 20 years, Adams offers tangible solutions to complex issues that will enable you to walk a new path of diversity and inclusion, heightening your organization's performance and success.

Barbara Adams is Founder and Chief Learning Officer at GAR (Gender, Age, and Race) Diversity Consulting, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She holds a Doctorate of Psychology degree in Organizational Development. Dr. Adams is a former director in the National Diversity & Inclusion office at Kaiser Permanente (KP), the largest nonprofit, integrated healthcare system in the United States, consistently ranked among the top five performers in the DiversityInc Top 50 annual survey. Before KP, Dr. Adams spent over a decade in global management and technology consulting with American Management Systems (now CGI).

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$22.95
ISBN: 9781626345065
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Published: Greenleaf Book Group Press - September 18th, 2018

Workforce diversity is good business.

​Workforce diversity, as a business strategy, can drive success and literally transform our organizations. It can also offer our companies a distinct business advantage over other companies, allowing us to:

- innovate faster,
- outperform competitors, and
- produce higher financial returns.


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Sausalito, CA 94965