Fully updated and revised, this third edition features new, simplified keys based on leaf characteristics and incorporates updated names, reclassifications and new species. All known indigenous trees and many naturalized aliens ocurring south of the Zambezi-Cunene rivers are included. Accompanying the tree descriptions are comprehensively revised maps reflecting up-to-date distribution and drawings of a characteristic leaf and/or fruit. Other features include English and Afrikaans common names, notes on medicinal or magical properties and an illustrated glossary, while the colour section, comprising 314 colour photographs, remains unchanged. A comprehensive and user-friendly guide, it should appeal to tree enthusiasts and professional botanists across the sub-continent.
Natural Meditation offers easy-to-follow meditation cues for meditating in natural settings or meditating on natural images or objects. Sidebars throughout the book provide suggestions on how to incorporate nature into your mindfulness practice. The short entries allow readers to open to a page during lunch break, at home in the evening, or on the weekend for a short ´´retreat,´´ setting off down a quiet, natural path. This book acknowledges that nature has a lot to teach us about going with the flow, letting go, awareness, calm, silence, and pausing. Whether you practice these meditations in actual natural settings or on a cushion at home, the book´s entries will inspire you to spend more time in nature. Natural Meditation emphasizes the spiritual, moral, and other tangible benefits of nature. The focus is on training the mind in relaxation, visualization, creativity, and rejuvenation, incorporating natural settings, plants, and animals. Sometimes a respite or quiet path is just what one needs in this crazy world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Coleen Marlo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/010708/bk_brll_010708_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
International bestselling author Dr. Andreas Michalsen uncovers the natural cures that will transform your health and change your life Sunlight. Forest bathing. Fasting. Cold-water baths. Bloodletting. Leeches. Cupping. These ways of healing have been practiced in different cultures around the world for centuries. But as a cardiologist working with the most high-tech medical tools, Dr. Andreas Michalsen was taught that these practices were medieval and outdated, even dangerous. As he saw surprising results in his patients, however, Dr. Michalsen explored more deeply those seemingly ´´outdated´´ methods of healing. The more he researched, the more he was convinced by the power of natural medicine--naturopathy--to heal the human body. Over the past few decades, Dr. Michalsen has published the most cutting-edge scientific research on the efficacy of natural medicine. At the prestigious Charité University Hospital in Berlin, Dr. Michalsen has successfully treated thousands of patients using elements found in nature--sunlight, water, nourishing foods, medicinal plants and animals. The culmination of years of research and clinical knowledge, The Nature Cure explains how and why naturopathy works. Dr. Michalsen breaks down the science behind natural ways of healing and shows how we can incorporate these methods into our everyday lives to trigger our body´s self-healing mechanism. Thoughtfully written and filled with science, history, case studies, and practical guidance, this illuminating book shares knowledge that has changed the lives of thousands of patients, teaching you what your body needs to heal--without medicine riddled with side effects or invasive procedures. Discover methods of healing that don´t just cover up your symptoms, but actually address the root cause of illness.
This audiobook by best-selling author John Eckhardt contains Scripture verses related to the topics of worship, holiness, and the glory of God as well as insight from the author himself. It is an excellent and handy reference tool for those who want to have a greater understanding of these important subjects in Scripture and to incorporate God’s Word into their prayers. Features and benefits: Second audiobook in John Eckhardt’s topical scripture series Includes related content from author Makes topical Bible study easy Provides quick access to important scriptures for the purposes of prayer and sharing with others 1. Language: English. Narrator: J.D. Jackson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/003726/bk_hove_003726_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sports car, Italian villa, inappropriate love interest? Not for author Margaret Winslow, an overworked college professor in New York City. She met midlife agita not head-on, but ass-on, fulfilling a childhood curiosity about donkeys by answering a for-sale ad for a ´´Large White Saddle Donkey´´ in the American Donkey and Mule Society´s magazine, The Brayer. Hilarity ensues, alongside life-threatening injuries and spirit-enriching insight. As listeners walk with Winslow and Caleb the donkey through training traumas, expert-baffling antics, and humiliating races, they also share in the author´s gradual understanding of Caleb´s true, undeniable gifts: a willingness to ´´speak truth to power´´, to trust, and to forgive. Winslow incorporates these lessons into her life, and as Caleb and Winslow learn to thrive, listeners not only cheer them on but also learn a thing or three about being true to their own pure and powerful self. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Coleen Marlo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/013573/bk_tant_013573_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The author of the New York Times best seller and Los Angeles Times Book Award Finalist This Is Your Brain on Music tunes us in to six evolutionary musical forms that brought about the evolution of human culture. An unprecedented blend of science and art, Daniel Levitin´s debut, This Is Your Brain on Music, delighted readers and listeners with an exuberant guide to the neural impulses behind those songs that make our heart swell. Now he showcases his daring theory of ´´six songs´´, illuminating how the brain evolved to play and listen to music in six fundamental forms - for knowledge, friendship, religion, joy, comfort, and love. Preserving the emotional history of our lives and of our species, from its very beginning music was also allied to dance, as the structure of the brain confirms; developing this neurological observation, Levitin shows how music and dance enabled the social bonding and friendship necessary for human culture and society to evolve.Blending cutting-edge scientific findings with his own sometimes hilarious experiences as a musician and music-industry professional, Levitin´s sweeping study also incorporates wisdom gleaned from interviews with icons ranging from Sting and Paul Simon to Joni Mitchell and David Byrne, along with classical musicians and conductors, historians, anthropologists, and evolutionary biologists. The result is a brilliant revelation of the prehistoric yet elegant systems at play when we sing and dance at a wedding or cheer at a concert-or tune out quietly with an iPod. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel Levitin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/001090/bk_peng_001090_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Stress can take its toll on your mental, physical, and spiritual well-being if left unchecked. Meditation is an effective way to quiet the mind without much effort. This meditation program is designed to keep your stress levels low while increasing your inner peace.This meditation can help you:Refocus your attention towards peace and tranquilityInstantly feel more relaxed and at peaceDrastically reduce stress levels and anxietyThe audiobook includes:Five daytime meditations: These meditations are designed to help you instantly find a mental space that is calm, clear, and tranquil. They incorporate the calming sounds of nature, bells, and chimes.Night-version hypnosis: This version is designed to be listened to at night on a low volume. It is intended to keep you in a state of calm, rewiring your thoughts to help you wake up feeling more peaceful and less likely to have stressful situations affect you. Listen to it before or during sleep.Find balance and peace of mind no matter what is going on in your life. Feel centered and happier effortlessly with this meditation program. Listen when you are able to relax and close your eyes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: InnerPeace Productions. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102605/bk_acx0_102605_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Enter the world of natural hair-care products This audiobook will reveal to you how store-bought shampoos and their included chemicals work to provide short-term benefits yet long-term harmful effects to your hair and your health. Discover the truth behind every harmful component of your mass-manufactured shampoo and understand why making a switch to natural shampoos is right for you. Organic, simple ideas for your shampoo needs! The audiobook DIY Shampoo has been recorded to provide you with ideas that will help you come up with natural shampoo recipes within a matter of minutes. Find recipes that incorporate the best of nature available at your local stores or even in the comfort of your own home. Every recipe in this book will give you tips on how you can add to the health and shine of your crowning glory. DIY Shampoo is filled with tips on how you can implement simple recipes and techniques that take only a few minutes to solve your hair-care needs. Through this book, you will: Find out how shampoos work Learn how foaming and lathering agents affect your scalp Uncover how preservatives and softening agents damage your hair and health Unmask the truth behind fragrance-producing chemicals Learn simple recipes for homemade shampoos Learn simple homemade recipes for basic hair care Learn recipes that help wash dry and oily scalps with ease Find recipes to fight dandruff and add shine and bounce to limp hair Get bonus hair-care tips! Learn how to make simple, natural conditioning treatments Prepare your own dry shampoo mix at home Find natural solutions to color and highlight your hair. What you´ll hear inDIY Shampoo Chapter 1: The Truth about your Shampoo Chapter 2: Take Matters into Your Own Hands Chapter 3: Natu 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sandy Vernon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/029013/bk_acx0_029013_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An engaging guide to the art of forest bathing, inspired by the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, for anyone who wants to explore the transformative power of nature in promoting health and happiness. Forest bathing is the art of spending intentional time in nature and is practiced throughout the world to increase health and restore well-being. More and more people are turning to forest bathing as an evidence-based way to unplug, relieve stress and anxiety, and spark creativity.Through simple invitations to slow down, walk in silence, cultivate tree energy, and connect with the sun and forest, this audiobook enables you to incorporate the inspiring benefits of time spent in nature - a calm mind, renewed energy, boosted creativity, and inner peace - into your daily life to find deeper meaning and contentment. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Leslie Howard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006756/bk_rand_006756_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.