A Becoming Woman: The Search for True Beauty

A Becoming Woman: The Search for True Beauty
A Book

by Margie Arends

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2016-09-23
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN : 1312554649
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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There is a unique beauty inside of every woman. In this book, Margie Arends will help you to discover your own unique beauty. She will take you on an exciting journey through the Scriptures so you can learn how to get off the merry-go-round of focusing on your image, what causes a woman to be most attractive to others, how to identify the traps that keep you stuck in the past, and how to enjoy the freedom that comes from the One who calls you beautiful.

A Becoming Woman: Revealing True Beauty

A Becoming Woman: Revealing True Beauty
A Book

by Margie Arends

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2017-12-29
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN : 1329394143
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Discover the unique beauty that is inside you. This book will take you on a journey of transformation. Learn to reveal the beauty that comes from reflecting the One who made you. Find out what makes you attractive to others and magnify all the best inside of you. Uncover the missing ingredient that makes women more beautiful than any popular beauty treatment. You were made for an amazing destiny, discover what that is and move into it with ease and grace.

Becoming Women

Becoming Women
The Embodied Self in Image Culture

by Carla Rice

  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release : 2014-02-24
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN : 1442668261
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In a culture where beauty is currency, women’s bodies are often perceived as measures of value and worth. The search for visibility and self-acceptance can be daunting, especially for those on the cultural margins of “beauty.” Becoming Women offers a thoughtful examination of the search for identity in an image-oriented world. That search is told through the experiences of a group of women who came of age in the wake of second and third wave feminism, featuring voices from marginalized and misrepresented groups. Carla Rice pairs popular imagery with personal narratives to expose the “culture of contradiction” where increases in individual body acceptance have been matched by even more restrictive feminine image ideals and norms. With insider insights from the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty, Rice exposes the beauty industry’s colonization of women’s bodies, and examines why “the beauty myth” has yet to be resolved.

Authentic Beauty

Authentic Beauty
The Shaping of a Set-Apart Young Woman

by Leslie Ludy

  • Publisher : Multnomah
  • Release : 2009-02-19
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0307561895
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Inside Every Young Woman is a Princess…In Search of her Prince In a culture that mocks our longing for tender romance, in a world where fairy tales never seem to come true — do we dare hope for more? For every young woman asking that question, this book is an invitation. With refreshing candor and vulnerability, bestselling author Leslie Ludy reveals how, starting today, you can experience the passion and intimacy you long for. You can begin a never-ending love story with your true Prince. Discover the authentic beauty of a life fully set-apart for Him. Experience a romance that will transform every part of your existence and fulfill the deepest longings of your feminine heart.

Becoming Women

Becoming Women
The Embodied Self in Image Culture

by Carla Rice

  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release : 2014
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN : 1442610050
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In a culture where beauty is currency, women's bodies are often perceived as measures of value and worth. The search for visibility and self-acceptance can be daunting, especially for those on the cultural margins of “beauty.” Becoming Women offers a thoughtful examination of the search for identity in an image-oriented world. That search is told through the experiences of a group of women who came of age in the wake of second and third wave feminism, featuring voices from marginalized and misrepresented groups. Carla Rice pairs popular imagery with personal narratives to expose the “culture of contradiction” where increases in individual body acceptance have been matched by even more restrictive feminine image ideals and norms. With insider insights from the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty, Rice exposes the beauty industry's colonization of women's bodies, and examines why “the beauty myth” has yet to be resolved.

Aesthetic Life

Aesthetic Life
Beauty and Art in Modern Japan

by Miya Elise Mizuta Lippit

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2020-10-26
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1684175755
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"This study of modern Japan engages the fields of art history, literature, and cultural studies, seeking to understand how the “beautiful woman” (bijin) emerged as a symbol of Japanese culture during the Meiji period (1868–1912). With origins in the formative period of modern Japanese art and aesthetics, the figure of the bijin appeared across a broad range of visual and textual media: photographs, illustrations, prints, and literary works, as well as fictional, critical, and journalistic writing. It eventually constituted a genre of painting called bijinga (paintings of beauties).Aesthetic Life examines the contributions of writers, artists, scholars, critics, journalists, and politicians to the discussion of the bijin and to the production of a national discourse on standards of Japanese beauty and art. As Japan worked to establish its place in the world, it actively presented itself as an artistic nation based on these ideals of feminine beauty. The book explores this exemplary figure for modern Japanese aesthetics and analyzes how the deceptively ordinary image of the beautiful Japanese woman—an iconic image that persists to this day—was cultivated as a “national treasure,” synonymous with Japanese culture."

True Radiance

True Radiance
Finding Grace in the Second Half of Life

by Lisa Mladinich

  • Publisher : Franciscan Media
  • Release : 2015-10-15
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN : 1616369086
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The promise of True Radiance is simple: Prayerful, faith-filled women become more beautiful as they age, not less. As a woman matures spiritually, as she grows in wisdom and holiness, she increasingly reflects a radiant inner beauty that touches others in countless ways. If you’ve ever felt negative about the onset of middle age with its array of physical and psychological challenges, this book can help you redefine your perception of aging. Along the way, you’ll gain a greater understanding of the possibilities for relevance, value, and contribution waiting to be discovered. Positive, personal, and practical advice from fellow traveler Lisa Mladinich will inspire and motivate you to thrive in the second half of life.

Life Abundant & Free

Life Abundant & Free
Finding a Rich and Satisfying Life in Christ

by Rebekah Clearwater

  • Publisher : Word Alive Press
  • Release : 2018-02-05
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 1486615589
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is a testimony of a girl who found Christ through the dark struggle of anorexia. She was 98 pounds, at the brink of disaster, literal bones, with no life to give. It was here she recognized her need for a Saviour. She discovered the only place left to run was to the foot of the cross—pleading for mercy. My name is Rebekah Clearwater and this is my story. I am here to testify that Christ gives life. He heals. He restores. He breaks every chain! He is the same yesterday, today, and forever… He saved me, and wants to do the same for you. Not only to give you salvation, but new life. A new identity. Christ's life to come alive in you! Let us seek Him while He may be found (Isaiah 55:6, NKJV). Journey with me and discover what it means to be a child of the Most High King. Come to know the completing love of a Father who is for you, who goes great lengths to call you His own, who not only knows you, but can be known. Begin to grasp your Father’s heart. Discover His precious promises. His love for you, perfect. His plans for you, out of this world. The life He has for you, abundant and free!

Feminine Threads

Feminine Threads
A Quest for Womanhood and True Beauty

by Annika Thomas

  • Publisher : BoD - Books on Demand
  • Release : 2017-06-16
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : 9177850262
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What happens when we become one person in the outer world, while our true feminine Self is buried below the surface? Like so many other women with this dilemma Annika Thomas, who is a designer of clothes, became over-identified with her persona. As she became conscious of this inner split, embarking on a quest for wholeness seemed like her only option. This book is the story of her dramatic journey to find, and embody, her true Self. Feminine Threads is an in-depth exploration of the Feminine and its connection to clothes and beauty. The personal threads of a contemporary woman ́s life, as well as some of her experiences beyond time and space, are interwoven with impersonal threads of cultural, mythic, historic and psycho-spiritual perspectives. The richly adorned tapestry that emerges presents a deeper, holistic image of womanhood that helps us grasp the mystery of true Feminine Beauty.

Branding with Brains

Branding with Brains
The science of getting customers to choose your company

by Tjaco Walvis

  • Publisher : Pearson UK
  • Release : 2012-10-12
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 0273746847
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What has neuroscience got to do with branding? The link may not be immediately obvious, but the fact is, our brains select brands in much the same way that Google selects websites. So, just as web marketers play on Google’s algorithm to make sure their site appears as high up the search list as possible, brand marketers should play on the brain’s algorithm to make sure their brand is at the top of their customers’ minds at the moment they choose which brand to buy. This ground-breaking new book brings the proven effects of hard science to the creative practice of branding. It shows you how to harness this powerful combination to your own advantage by helping you understand how customers’ brains work when they choose brands. A strong brand cannot be build effectively without taking into account the laws of the brain – which, as this book shows, really exist and can be scientifically proven to work. Once you know this, you can apply the familiar branding laws of relevance, coherence and participation more precisely, more confidently and to much greater effect. This means your brand will have a much greater chance of being chosen by customers than your competitors’ brands. Branding with Brainsshatters the conventional approach to branding, which is based on hunches and intuition, by uncovering the hard, scientific truth about why customers choose some brands over others. Insights into company stories, from Leica to Innocent Drinks, from Starbucks to Schipol International Airport, give you the fascinating truth about how the processes that go on in our brain affect our decisions to buy a particular product or service. All in all, this breathtakingly radical new book from Tjaco Walvis presents a daringly different, state of the art approach to brand strategy that will help you build powerful brands more efficiently, more effectively and more reliably than ever before. Branding really is all in the mind – and this book proves it!

Something Beautiful

Something Beautiful
Why Settle When Life Can Be Beautiful?

by Jackie Tinkler,Amber Edwards

  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Release : 2020-01-07
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN : 1973678640
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Do you ever feel like there’s more to life than what you are currently experiencing? From an early age, society would have women believe that our worth is found in outer appearance. We are made to think that being pretty and popular will make us happy. But what happens when we don’t feel pretty? When we never seem to be quite enough? When we’re rejected or made to feel inadequate or even invisible? There is so much more to you than what the world would have you see or believe. Join authors Jackie Tinkler and Amber Edwards as they share biblical encouragement weaved together with personal stories of how God changed them in the midst of disappointments, insecurities, and rejections. You will be encouraged as you see how He used the tattered and torn threads of these women’s lives to create an amazing life tapestry and gave them Something Beautiful to enjoy and celebrate. It’s time to redefine our beauty and worth according to God’s Word. b

Proceedings from Philosophy of Love Volume 1 Spring 2017

Proceedings from Philosophy of Love Volume 1 Spring 2017
A Book

by Dana Trusso

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2017-06-29
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1387040154
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Philosophy of Love is one of many courses offered at LaGuardia Community College (CUNY) in the Philosophy and Critical Thinking Program. The journal is a collection of student work inspired by the readings and discussions from HUP 215 during the Spring 2017 semester. Inside you will find each student's final paper, along with a critical review and a response from the author. The format reflects the dialectical process that we embarked on during class discussions "up and down" the ladder of love. The ascent is a challenging struggle. The dialectic continues motivated by a love for wisdom, self, and others chiseling away as we sculpt our characters in the pursuit of the good life.

The Focus on the Family Women's Ministry Guide (Focus on the Family Women's Series)

The Focus on the Family Women's Ministry Guide (Focus on the Family Women's Series)
A Book

by Focus on the Family

  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release : 2004-08-19
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN : 1441267883
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Now You Can Lead the Women in Your Church on a Journey of Fellowship and Fun! In America today, Christian churches are held together through the prayer and service of women--yet many of these women are overwhelmed and in need of a break so that they can reconnect with the Lord. That's why Focus on the Family has combined the best features of women's ministries and created these new resources to give women of all ages a chance to get together for quality time with each other--and with God. The essential principles in this guide were specially selected to help you lead a ministry that comprises women from different generations and backgrounds. Even if you've never led a group before, you can successfully start, run, and grow a women's ministry with the step-by-step guidelines in this manual. Help the women in your church join together for a journey of laughter and growth in Christ.

Earth Woman

Earth Woman
7 Levels to Awaken Your Beauty, Feminine Power, and Influence.

by Tetyana Shvachuk

  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Release : 2020-07-29
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN : 1982236736
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Are you feeling disconnected from your life? Do you keep pushing yourself to the limit, feeling like you’re just surviving but not thriving as a woman? Do you feel like your life is out of balance and your relationships are suffering? Imagine that you had the life you wished for. You were loved and deeply appreciated by others. You had ample amount of time to take care of yourself and nurture your wellbeing. You were happy, beautiful, charismatic, and confident. What if I told you that you can: - Transform your life from feeling like a chore to living in bliss - Discover how to achieve beauty that lasts - Awaken your true feminine power - Learn ancient secrets and sacred wisdom from a culture known for its beauty and femininity - Release old patterns that keep you stuck and feeling disempowered - Build a strong and loving relationship with yourself and others Earth Woman is packed with practical tips on how to heal your life through a unique method of using your Feminine Divine Energy. It is a spiritual source of inspiration that introduces breakthrough ideas on how to be a satisfied woman at any age.

Feminine Feminists

Feminine Feminists
Cultural Practices in Italy

by Giovanna Miceli Jeffries

  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0816624798
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Feminine Feminists was first published in 1994. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. What does it mean to be a woman today in Italy, a country with the lowest birthrate in the world and the heaviest maternal stereotype? Does being a feminist exclude practices of cultural femininity? What are Italian women's cultural productions? These questions are at the center of this volume, which looks at how feminism and femininity are embedded in a broad spectrum of Italian cultural practices. In recent years, several books have introduced the American public to Italian women's voices. This volume goes beyond others in its range of theoretical topics and modes, considering cultural practices not only in their popular, material appearance, but also in the disciplines and forms of knowledge that order information and circumscribe behavior.The essays, all by well-known scholars in Italian studies, reflect the authors' specific critical interests in cinema, fashion, literary texts, feminist theory, and popular culture, past and present. Some address the culture of everyday life, while others examine feminism and femininity in the context of philosophy, ethics, or national identity within a global culture. Some begin with the conviction that performing "femininity"—whether in appearance or in nurturing practices—can be culturally liberating. Others put this notion to the critical test. By situating the problem of femininity within the discussion of feminism, this volume takes on larger issues within feminist discourse. Its bold examination of the component of femininity within the context of women's experiences offers readers rare insight into Italian women's culture and into the multicultural possibilities of feminism. Contributors: Beverly Allen, Serena Anderlini-D'Onofrio, Lucia Chiavola Birnbaum, Renate Holub, Carol Lazzaro-Weis, Maria Marotti, Áine O'Healy, Graziella Parati, Eugenia Paulicelli, Robin Pickering-Iazzi, Maurizio Viano. Giovanna Miceli Jeffries is a lecturer in the department of French and Italian at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Aphrodite's Magic

Aphrodite's Magic
Celebrate and Heal Your Sexuality

by Jane Meredith

  • Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
  • Release : 2014-01-01
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN : 1782794409
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Are you a woman who believes in your own beauty? Do you love your sensuality and live it fully? Aphrodite's Magic is a journey into seven aspects of women's sexuality. Enter the Temple of Aphrodite, Goddess of Love and explore the layers of your most private, feminine self. This book will guide you to resolve and heal past trauma, grief and abuse so your sexuality is set free from the past. You will be inspired to honor and celebrate your unique embodiment of the feminine and allow the magic of the Goddess to enter your body with every breath you take. Visualizations and rituals are included to support each step of your journey. Rediscovering seven strands of your sexuality, dancing, journaling and creative processes lead the reader to weave a spell that culminates in a powerful affirmation of self-honoring and sexual embodiment. You can also create your own magical girdle, like the one worn by Aphrodite herself. Aphrodite's Magic will release you from the past and inspire your sexual and spiritual self for the future.

A Woman's Worth

A Woman's Worth
A Book

by Marianne Williamson

  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release : 2013-01-23
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 0307833356
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cutting across class, race, religion, and gender, A Woman's Worth speaks powerfully and persuasively to a generation in need of healing, and in search of harmony. With A Woman's Worth, Marianne Williamson turns her charismatic voice—and the same empowering, spiritually enlightening wisdom that energized her landmark work, A Return to Love— to exploring the crucial role of women in the world today. Drawing deeply and candidly on her own experiences, the author illuminates her thought-provoking positions on such issues as beauty and age, relationships and sex, children and careers, and the reassurance and reassertion of the feminine in a patriarchal society.

Why Mr. Right Can't Find You

Why Mr. Right Can't Find You
The Surprising Answers that will Change your Life...and His

by J. M. Kearns

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2009-12-15
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0470739649
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How many of us never meet the person with whom we could be happy? How many of us limit our romantic choice to the people who happen to wash up on our shore? In Why Mr Right Can’t Find You, J.M. Kearns, Ph. D., shows that finding true love can be a proactive adventure. In chapters like How Men See Women, The Underrated Chance Encounter, and The Truth About Bars, J.M. Kearns lays bare the surprising vulnerabilities of the single male, and the power they confer on women. Men, he explains, are not shallow, not the enemy, and not aliens from Mars. In fact, the good man who is searching for you is your greatest ally, and Kearns shows you exactly how to take advantage of that fact. In the process he overturns the classic dating myths – that destiny chose the "one and only" man for you, that baggage is bad, that all men prefer the same body type – and solves the fascinating riddle of compatibility, with a hilarious and practical guide to the factors that make two people click, illustrated with real-life vignettes straight from the dating trenches. Finally, in a full online dating section, Kearns (who met his partner online) gives clear, simple advice on sites, photo sets, matchmaking, body issues, and that crucial first meeting. Review "If you’ve been on the lookout for ages but still haven’t found The One, this is for you...you’ll be in the arms of your true love in no time!" —OK! Magazine "A literary MRI of the male brain." —Georgie Banks, CBC News Viewpoint. "Kearns insists it’s really not difficult to direct the right man to you, whether it’s online, someone you already know, or a total stranger. So read this, sit back and wait for the offers to pour in... Kearns says we should break the mentality of ‘acceptable’ places and realize ‘any time is a good time to meet Mr. Right.’ And sadly, men can’t read our minds to establish our interest, so direct him to you." —Cosmopolitan-UK

Never Wanted; Always Needed

Never Wanted; Always Needed
Allowing Life’s Hardships and Heartaches to Bring You to Your Purpose

by Sarah Lee

  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Release : 2020-01-17
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN : 1973683172
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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We all have a past. You have been hurt, you have made choices you wish you had never made, and you have seen and heard things you can never unhear or unsee. You have dreamed of what your life would look like, yet your life is so far from what you ever dreamed of. You have endured hardships you never would have chosen. But you can use the good, the bad, and the hurt to drive you to something better. You can use the pain that comes with the hardships of life to overcome the stigma in which society says you should react and the feelings you should feel. Sarah Lee is a woman who has wanted to throw in the towel many days. In fact, life has dealt her many hardships. She has dealt with anxiety, depression, and feeling overwhelmed. She has questioned God and the purpose for her life. Her story and her experiences in life will encourage and inspire women to not allow their brokenness to defeat them but to allow it to be the very thing that leads them to their divine purposes in life.

Beautiful in God's Eyes for Young Women

Beautiful in God's Eyes for Young Women
Looking Good from the Inside Out

by Elizabeth George

  • Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
  • Release : 2014-02-01
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0736955224
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Have you ever struggled with your body image or in a moment of depression asked, “Why am I ugly?” Bestselling author Elizabeth George wants you to experience the confidence of knowing that you are beautiful in God’s eyes. Many young women struggle with eating disorders or distorted body images because they believe the world’s version of ultimate beauty, perfection, or femininity. They are deciding, based on those lies, that they are too ugly, too fat, too different—too unloveable. It’s time to give your body image a makeover by using God’s truth as your mirror. Surround yourself with inspiring Bible verses and Elizabeth’s encouraging guidance to discover purpose and confidence you’ve only dreamed of having. If you want to see something really beautiful—take a look at the incredible young woman God made you to be.