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Choosing to live, choosing to die : the complexities of assisted dying

Choosing to live, choosing to die : the complexities of assisted dying

Tate, Nikki, 1962- author
2019

Examines the complex issue of medical assistance in dying from multiple perspectives, including the author's own story.

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An ecology of gratitude : writing your way to what matters

An ecology of gratitude : writing your way to what matters

Widmer-Carson, Lorraine, author.
2021

An Ecology of Gratitude is an inspirational and practical guide that encourages readers to slow down, pay attention and write their way to what matters. Structured as a 30-day series of anecdotes, field notes and writing prompts, author Lorraine Widmer-Carson embroiders the science of gratitude with personal stories of lived experience, urging readers to open their eyes to wonders, revel in possibilities, and move toward a better tomorrow.

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Heal using intuition and energy : discover mental and emotional roots of health issues

Heal using intuition and energy : discover mental and emotional roots of health issues

Suwal, Carrie, author.
2022

Are you ready to dissolve your suffering? It’s time to experience bottomless joy, to love fearlessly, and to have peace of mind as attainable as oxygen. Healing is accessible to everyone. From curing an illness, moving from pain to freedom, anger to acceptance, or sadness to joy, your healing journey will be as original as your fingerprints. You are going to receive answers, healing, and integrate with your higher self throughout the practices in the book. YOU will be the healer of your life. Discern the different energy systems of the body, and utilize your extra sensory perceptions to heal your aura. Featured at the end of the book is a channeled mental/emotional root cause to a comprehensive list of physical health conditions and major life challenges. If you ever ponder, “What is my purpose? Where is my joy?”, the answer is not behind or in front of you, but within you. And it’s only accessible in the now.

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Lights to guide me home : a journey off the beaten track in life, love, adventure and parenting

Lights to guide me home : a journey off the beaten track in life, love, adventure and parenting

Ward, Meghan J., author
2022

Meghan J. Ward was 21 years old when she journeyed across the country for a summer job in the Canadian Rockies. What she didn't know was that her move to the mountains would result in a 90-degree turn towards a life she never expected. From Costa Rica to Nepal, Rapa Nui to Malta, Meghan explores what it means to carve out her own identity amidst family expectations, her responsibilities as a parent to young children, and her marriage to an ambitious travel and landscape photographer.

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Stuck with you

Stuck with you

Whelan, Fortune, author
2022

NHL all-star Clark Dorsey is still at the top of his game, but he's done with hockey. The night of the championship, Clark announces his retirement and returns to Seattle to spend time with his sick brother and figure out his next move. He needs to unwind, but his interfering brother sets him up by renting half of their shared condo to a beautiful, opinionated and fascinating woman. Nurse Leena Lopez is done with the spotlight. When her whirlwind fairy tale romance ends in a cheating scandal, Leena's suddenly broke, alone and hounded by paparazzi in a new city. Desperate to put down roots, Leena says yes when a patient offers her the condo he shares with his Canadian hockey star brother. She can ignore the teenage crush she had on Clark Dorsey-he won't even be in town. But Clark arrives and they're both thrust back into the headlines they've been desperately avoiding. Can they figure out how to be alone together? Do they want to?

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With you by bike : one couple's life-changing journey around the world

With you by bike : one couple's life-changing journey around the world

Rosen, Katrina, author
2019

After many years together, Katrina and Mike's marriage has unravelled. In a quest to mend their relationship, they embark on a year long, 13,000 kilometre cycling tour with the hope of strengthening their commitment to one another. Katrina and Mike live in Canmore, AB.

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