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You are the most beautiful version of yourself when you are unapologetically yourself, when you live as beautifully as you can, when you do your best and call it a day. You are so beautiful when you want to grow through all life’s experiences. Alina Adamut knows firsthand that we all have the power to change the way we look at and perceive our life’s challenges. We have the power to change the words and thoughts that surround those circumstances. Most importantly, we have the power to change the way we respond to them. In a collection of poems and other writings, Adamut invites others to fall in love with their messy beautiful lives, over and over again, while finding gratitude for every moment. Her inspirational poems remind others there is always room to be thankful for the simple gifts of life such as wake-up calls, memorable encounters, being okay with not being okay, change, and little glimpses of heaven. Grateful is a poetic journey through one woman’s messy yet beautiful life experiences as she learns to accept and be grateful for the simple gifts and beauty around her.

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Genre: Poetry
Author: Alina Adamut
Publisher: Balboa Press
Release: 2020-09-29
File: 174 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781982254896

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Mealtime is a moment to give thanks—a collection of 365 blessings that “traverses all spiritual traditions.”—Library Journal Today there is a deep hunger for connection with ourselves, with nature, and with others, says life coach and New York Times-bestselling author of Attitudes of Gratitude M. J. Ryan. What A Grateful Heart offers, from a wide variety of spiritual disciplines and secular perspectives, is a way of satisfying that hunger by setting aside time before we eat to acknowledge the blessings in our lives. When we give thanks, we take our place in the great wheel of life, recognizing our connection to one another and to all of creation. Reclaim and enrich the tradition of pausing before the evening meal to give thanks. Drawing from a range of religious and cultural practices, the 365 blessings in this book celebrate friendship, love, peace, reconciliation, the body, nature, joy, and appreciation of the moment. This illustrated feast for the mind includes quotations from Martin Luther King Jr., Thich Nhat Hanh, Gandhi, Rumi, Mother Teresa, Helen Keller, Denise Levertov, the Bible, and the Tao Te Ching, among many others. M.J. Ryan wrote A Grateful Heart to encourage families to share the experience of being part of something greater than themselves. With that in mind, the book includes 365 traditional and nontraditional blessings organized into four sections corresponding to the seasons.

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Genre: Family & Relationships
Author: M.J. Ryan
Publisher: Mango Media
Release: 2011-10-01
File: 280 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781609250577

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Arranged in chronological order, these pieces add up to nothing less than a full-scale history of the greatest tour band in the history of rock. From Tom Wolfe's account of the Dead's first performance as the Grateful Dead (at an Acid Test in 1965), to Ralph Gleason's 1967 interview with the 24-year-old Jerry Garcia, to Mary Eisenhart's obituary of the beloved leader of the band, these selections include not only outstanding writing on the band itself, but also superb pieces on music and pop culture generally. Fans will be fascinated by the poetry, fiction, drawings, and rare and revealing photographs featured in the book, as well as the anthology's many interviews and profiles, interpretations of lyrics, and concert and record reviews. Still, The Grateful Dead was more than a band--it was a cultural phenomenon. For three decades it remained on one unending tour, followed everywhere by a small army of nomadic fans. This phenomenon is both analyzed and celebrated here, in such pieces as Ed McClanahan's groundbreaking article in Playboy in 1972, fan-magazine editor Blair Jackson's 1990 essay on the seriousness of the drug situation at Dead concerts, and Steve Silberman's insightful essays on the music and its fans.

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Genre: Music
Author: David Dodd
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2000-08-24
File: 352 Pages
ISBN-13: 0199728631

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This book is another one of those late-night Grateful Dead inspired dorm room conversations with friends . . . only this time it’s your professors sitting cross-legged on the floor asking if anyone else wants to order a pizza. The Grateful Dead emerged from the San Francisco counter-culture movement of the late 1960s to become an American icon. Part of the reason they remain an institution four decades later is that they and their fans, the Deadheads, embody deviation from social, artistic, and industry norms. From the beginning, the Grateful Dead has represented rethinking what we do and how we do it. Their long, free-form jams stood in stark contrast to the three minute, radio friendly, formulaic rock that preceded them. Allowing their fans to tape and trade recordings of shows and distributing concert tickets themselves bucked the corporate control of popular music. The use of mind-altering chemicals questioned the nature of consciousness and reality. The practice of “touring,” following the band from city to city, living as modern day nomads presented a model distinct from the work-a-day option assumed by most in our corporate dominated culture. As a result, Deadheads are a quite introspective lot. The Grateful Dead and Philosophy contains essays from twenty professional philosophers whose love of the music and scene have led them to reflect on different philosophical questions that arise from the enigma that is the Grateful Dead. Coming from a variety of perspectives, ancient and modern, Eastern and Western, The Grateful Dead and Philosophy considers how the Grateful Dead fits into the broader trends of American thought running through pragmatism and the Beat poets, how the parking lot scene with its tie-dyed t-shirt and veggie burrito vendors was both a rejection and embrace of capitalism, and whether Jerry Garcia and the Buddha were more than just a couple of fat guys talking about peace. The lyrics of the Grateful Dead’s many songs are also the basis for several essays considering questions of fate and freedom, the nature-nurture debate, and gamblers’ ethics.

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: Steve Gimbel
Publisher: Open Court
Release: 2011-04-15
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780812697445

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A complete collection of annotated lyrics by the prolific rock band, published to coincide with their fiftieth anniversary, features literary, historical, and cultural references for every original song.

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Genre: Music
Author: David G. Dodd
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2015-10-13
File: 512 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781501123320

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The Grateful Dead-rock legends, marketing pioneers The Grateful Dead broke almost every rule in the music industry book. They encouraged their fans to record shows and trade tapes; they built a mailing list and sold concert tickets directly to fans; and they built their business model on live concerts, not album sales. By cultivating a dedicated, active community, collaborating with their audience to co-create the Deadhead lifestyle, and giving away "freemium" content, the Dead pioneered many social media and inbound marketing concepts successfully used by businesses across all industries today. Written by marketing gurus and lifelong Deadheads David Meerman Scott and Brian Halligan, Marketing Lessons from the Grateful Dead gives you key innovations from the Dead's approach you can apply to your business. Find out how to make your fans equal partners in your journey, "lose control" to win, create passionate loyalty, and experience the kind of marketing gains that will not fade away!

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: David Meerman Scott
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2010-08-05
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 0470940840

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A fixture in the world of fashion for most of her adult life, Rochelle Drumm came to crossroads in 2009. This quintessential, upbeat Southern California girl suddenly found herself in a very unfamiliar place-the unemployment line. She jettisoned the accumulations of her comfortable life and did what any self-respecting, former fashion executive would do; she moved back in with mom. She soon realized what she once considered a setback was really a gift. That gift was perspective and the opportunity to pursue her passions. Today Rochelle is a successful entrepreneur, child advocate, and author. But most of all, she is eternally grateful for all her blessings.

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Genre: Self-Help
Author: Rochelle L. Drumm
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release: 2010-03-04
File: 98 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781450041423

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More than fifteen years since the death of lead guitarist and singer Jerry Garcia, the Grateful Dead stand as a symbol of the unresolved cultural clashes of the 1960s. The band s thirty-year odyssey is a testament to the American imagination, with thousands of live concert recordings by fans and the band itself, preserved alongside an impressive array of images, artwork, and paraphernalia. Most recently, the Grateful Dead have released from their vault their entire 1972 European tour, one of the largest boxed sets of live music seventy-three compact discs ever released. This publicly available archive of recorded music lays the groundwork for David Malvinni s exploration of the band s musical signature as the ultimate jam band in Grateful Dead and the Art of Rock Improvisation. Malvinni considers a select group of songs from the Dead s early repertoire, from its unique covers of Viola Lee Blues, Midnight Hour, and Love Light to original masterpieces like Dark Star. Marrying basic music analysis to philosophical frames offered by improvisatory musings of Heidegger, Derrida, and Deleuze, Malvinni presents the core aesthetic underlying the Dead s musical styling. In tracing the evolution of the band s unique jam style, Malvinni outlines the Dead s gift as gatherers and inventors of old and new soundscapes in their multifaceted improvisations. Like no other band, the Dead brought together a variety of styles from roots and folk to country and modal jazz to postmodern European art music. Devoted Deadheads reveled in the band s polyglot, risk-filled approach to playing live and the joint band-audience quest to reach a type of sonic cosmic ecstasy, commonly described as the X factor. Although fans and scholars alike recognize the Grateful Dead as icons of psychedelic music, the band s improvisatory approach still remains an enigma to the uninitiated. In Grateful Dead and the Art of Rock Improvisation, Malvinni unravels this mystery, walking readers through the band s musical decision-making process. Written for rock music fans with little to no background in music theory, as well as scholars and students of popular music culture, the book reveals the method behind the seeming chaos of America s greatest jam band."

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Genre: Music
Author: David Malvinni
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release: 2013
File: 277 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780810882553

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This book examines the linkages between the music and message of the Grateful Dead and the Christian gospel. The Grateful Dead emerged from the San Francisco “hippie” scene in the late 1960s, and offered a message of community and divine encounter. While the Dead drew on the teachings of many spiritual traditions, the band’s ethos echoed quite powerfully the wisdom of Christian Scripture. This reflection examines the ways in which the Grateful Dead embodied Christian teachings in areas of community, praise, and service. The Grateful Dead left an enduring legacy, whose power and longevity stem in significant part from the confluence of values between the Gospel and Grateful Dead.

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Genre: Religion
Author: The Rev. Dr. Pitman B. Potter
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release: 2014-04-24
File: 100 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781493176069

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Gratitude is an attitude of the Grateful Heart. Gratefulness starts with you. The greatest gift you can give yourself is the gift of a Grateful Heart. Living with a Grateful Heart and sharing your gratitude with others multiplies the effects. This book helps you to cultivate a Grateful Heart. It generates in you a feeling of gratitude which enhances the desire to give not out of obligation but because you are overflowing with a Grateful Heart for all the encouragements, love and inspiration that you have been receiving from others. The moment you start overflowing with gratitude, your heart is transformed to an Inspiring Heart... Heart is the center of everything and source of all goodness. 101 carefully selected topics illustrate the multi-faceted human life in a day to day basis. Each of these topics conveys the awareness which is forgotten in the routine of a busy life. Grateful Heart imparts the wisdom of the ages from various religious traditions and backgrounds, and is the fifth of a series of books on Personal Power, Spiritual Awareness and Human Values.

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Genre: Self-Help
Author: Joji Valli
Publisher: XinXii
Release: 2016-06-24
File: 200 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781311729996

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