It all begins with balance. This is a simple truth about both cycling and life. There are many similarities between learning to ride a bike and living a happy and fulfilling life. Like Riding a Bike: A Cycle Logical Exploration of Life illuminates these similarities and provides insight into their potentials. This book is not one of great victories or epic tours, but of the experiences, thoughts, and reflections that are a part of both the world of cycling and the journey of life. Like Riding a Bike is an inspirational guide for personal understanding and development. It uses cycling experiences as a point of departure for life lessons. But the book is not just for active cyclists; it is accessible by anyone who travels through life with more than a passing interest. The lessons and themes are based in practical reality and extend far beyond cycling. Like Riding a Bike takes an innovative approach that differentiates it from other sports and personal growth books. First, it invites readers to actively participate in the learning process. Readers are encouraged to try the cycling experiences upon which the life lessons are based, not just to apply the lessons that are derived. How many other books enable readers to prove a point to themselves rather than just take the author?s word for it? The clearer the connection to the metaphor, the greater the value of the lesson. Another innovation of Like Riding a Bike is how cycling experiences are used. Most personal coaching or growth books start with someone?s ideas about the way things should be. The author then collects or creates stories that support those ideas. In contrast, the cycling elements of Like Riding a Bike are actual experiences that do not merely reflect key points, they generate the issues and lead to the lessons. The validity of each idea is derived from reality, not idealization. Virtually all books deal with growth as a linear process. But is life actually linear? A third innovation of Like Riding a Bike is that it recognizes the cyclical nature of learning and development. While each chapter presents different topics and lessons, there is an underlying logical structure and repetition of themes that cyclically builds to the conclusion. The presentation of Like Riding a Bike is a personal dialogue between the author and the reader. This is done to draw the reader into the ideas, discussions, and lessons, and to promote personal insight. Again, the manuscript encourages reader involvement. Life is a personal exploration. What makes this concept easier to learn and apply than a book that actually starts the process for the reader? Each chapter concludes with five questions for personal reflection. Like Riding a Bike is unique in many aspects, but most importantly it gives practical advice on techniques the reader can apply to develop and pursue his or her own vision for life. It presents life lessons from a fresh perspective and provides a process for personal development. It suggests answers, yet also encourages questions. Like Riding a Bike begins by setting a foundation with the key elements of balance, motion, and vision. The book then addresses the basic skills required to find balance and establish a context for growth. The reader is led through a process for personal development that includes building on existing skills, working variety into life, stepping back when necessary, and reaching out to others for help when needed. The second half of the book further develops the themes from the first half, beginning with a section dedicated to meeting challenges. Chapters in this section address anticipating obstacles, facing challenges, understanding the ?price? of choices, and speaking up for yourself. The sec
Since the enactment of No Child Left Behind and the more recent Every Child Succeeds Act, you would think student achievement would be on the rise. But SAT scores are dipping, college and career readiness are at all-time lows, and parents are wondering whats gone wrong. David M. Schmittou, Ed.D., a career educator, seeks to find out why by asking a simple question: Why do we have such a difficult time remembering what we learned in school and yet we never forget how to ride a bikesomething we learned when we were five or six? Riding a bicycle requires fine motor controls, concentration, dexterity, and balance, but children can master the skill even before they enter school. Students can learn academic subjects in the same fashion, but it will require us to take a radical new approach to educationone that requires learners to enter real-world settings instead of classrooms separated from reality. We can no longer afford to spend millions of dollars without seeing results. Its time to bolster education for all by mastering the ideas and principles in Its Like Riding a Bike.
Calendar 2020 Being a Veterinarian is Easy. It's like riding a bike. Except the bike is on fire. You're on fire. Everything is on fire. And you're in hell.: A perfect Academic Monthly & Weekly Planner for your day-to-day workTrack your next project, daily tasks or notes in this 8 x 10" sized planner. Perfect for planning, tracking, and scheduling your time. It comes with calendar views, weekly views, goal settings, lined paper and much more for your daily notes. The white paper pages are bound by a funny awesome cover. This makes a perfect gift for all who loves to be Veterinarian. This is a useful and gorgeous Veterinarian planner and organizer book.Veterinarian Planner Features 8 x 10 inch portable size for all purposes, fitting perfectly into your backpack or bag 12 months, January 2020 to December 2020 Year & Month calendar pages Pages for important dates Weekly view with space for your notes Additional pages for contacts, passwords & notes Simple, Stylish, Elegant Cover Art Soft and matte Cover Planner, Journals, notebooks and logs are the perfect gift for any occasion, particularly as Christmas or Birthday gifts You like our Monthly Planner? There are other books available. To find and view them, search for Biblus Books on Amazon or simply click on the name Biblus Books beside the word Author below the product title.Thank you for viewing our products.
René has done an excellent job of taking a favorite childhood activity and using it as an analogy for life and all of its lessons. His passion for cycling and for helping others shines through as he leads the reader to tools they can use to create success and fulfillment in their lives. René was in the final stages of submitting his manuscript to Balboa Press when his mom, who was his biggest cheerleader about his book, passed away suddenly from a massive stroke. While her death had a major impact on René’s efforts to complete his book, he applied his own advice, using the tips that he mentions in this book to “keep pedaling” towards his dreams and goals. Whether you’re reeling from a setback that threatens your dream... or trying to figure out how to keep focused on that dream... or wondering what to do about those friends who say you can’t succeed... or even if you lack purpose and simply want to find your passion... take advantage of René’s experience. Delivered in a warm, conversational style, his stories can show you that you aren’t alone. That you have what it takes to live a fulfilling life. The stories, along with tips at the end of each chapter, will help the reader move beyond obstacles that may be holding them back.
Calendar 2020 Being an Administrator is Easy. It's like riding a bike. Except the bike is on fire. You're on fire. Everything is on fire. And you're in hell.: A perfect Academic Monthly & Weekly Planner for your day-to-day workTrack your next project, daily tasks or notes in this 8 x 10" sized planner. Perfect for planning, tracking, and scheduling your time. It comes with calendar views, weekly views, goal settings, lined paper and much more for your daily notes. The white paper pages are bound by a funny awesome cover. This makes a perfect gift for all who loves to be Administrator. This is a useful and gorgeous Administrator planner and organizer book.Administrator Planner Features 8 x 10 inch portable size for all purposes, fitting perfectly into your backpack or bag 12 months, January 2020 to December 2020 Year & Month calendar pages Pages for important dates Weekly view with space for your notes Additional pages for contacts, passwords & notes Simple, Stylish, Elegant Cover Art Soft and matte Cover Planner, Journals, notebooks and logs are the perfect gift for any occasion, particularly as Christmas or Birthday gifts You like our Monthly Planner? There are other books available. To find and view them, search for Biblus Books on Amazon or simply click on the name Biblus Books beside the word Author below the product title.Thank you for viewing our products.
Calendar 2020 Being a Counselor is Easy. It's like riding a bike. Except the bike is on fire. You're on fire. Everything is on fire. And you're in hell.: A perfect Academic Monthly & Weekly Planner for your day-to-day workTrack your next project, daily tasks or notes in this 8 x 10" sized planner. Perfect for planning, tracking, and scheduling your time. It comes with calendar views, weekly views, goal settings, lined paper and much more for your daily notes. The white paper pages are bound by a funny awesome cover. This makes a perfect gift for all who loves to be Counselor. This is a useful and gorgeous Counselor planner and organizer book.Counselor Planner Features 8 x 10 inch portable size for all purposes, fitting perfectly into your backpack or bag 12 months, January 2020 to December 2020 Year & Month calendar pages Pages for important dates Weekly view with space for your notes Additional pages for contacts, passwords & notes Simple, Stylish, Elegant Cover Art Soft and matte Cover Planner, Journals, notebooks and logs are the perfect gift for any occasion, particularly as Christmas or Birthday gifts You like our Monthly Planner? There are other books available. To find and view them, search for Biblus Books on Amazon or simply click on the name Biblus Books beside the word Author below the product title.Thank you for viewing our products.
Do you ever feel under the weather or have a short time to fill before a school assembly? Keep your students learning with this cross-curricular unit about bike riding. It includes a story about a child's experience getting over a fear of bikes after being thrown from one. The packet also provides cross-curricular worksheets and extension activities for those "I just can't teach right now" moments.
Letting Go: The Spiritual Step Technique is a spiritual self-help book. The book can be read in a couple of sessions. However, the best way to read the book is to savor its contents. The reader becomes a participant. The reader enters a new world with new beginnings and endless possibilities. Anything is possible on this journey. The sojourner must do one thing only—they must let go. They will enter a journey where they will stop holding on to the perceived past. On the journey, the sojourner will learn a new way to let go of many issues that tear into their hearts. They will also let go of many things, such as addiction and loss. Through this journey, the sojourner will find out that the only way out of a dilemma is by going through it. When you cannot turn left or right, you move one step at a time, and the wind moves you through the narrows.
A complete guide to shedding pounds, burning fat, and strengthening one's core through cycling In just 12-weeks, beginner- and experienced- cyclists alike will learn the heart-pumping techniques designed to lose the weight, rediscover the thrill, and welcome challenges of bicycling! With delicious nutritional information, tips, training plans, and core-strengthening exercises, readers will see the pounds melt off while having the time of their lives. With Bike Your Butt Off!, the synergy of weight loss and cycling has never been easier to adopt. Author Selene Yeager guides the beginning cyclist through exercises, goals, and techniques in order to lose the weight and nourish a love for cycling. With the economic climate in this country, cycling is enjoying its renaissance as people by the millions are turning to this iconic pastime in this country. Along with the weight epidemic, these two movements go hand in hand in helping each other lose the pounds, and rediscover this enjoyable, nostalgic activity, with more than 57 million people in the United States alone who use bicycles regularly. With weight loss/fat loss goals, Yeager highlights fat-burning and heart-pumping exercises to help maximize one’s workout, along with nutritionist Leslie Bonci's health expertise. Whether the reader has just a little bit of weight to lose, or really quite a lot, Bike Your Butt Off! will help him or her to meet their weight-loss goals in no time—thanks to its expert-tested food and exercise plans.
The doyen of bike etiquette leaves NYC behind to experience a strange new world of cycling—through London, Amsterdam, and beyond. What does it really mean to be a bike-friendly country? BikeSnobNYC decided to find out for himself. With his toddler son in tow, he heads to London, Amsterdam, Gothenburg, and San Vito dei Normanni in search of the ultimate bike culture. With humorous anecdotes and his trademark wit and wisdom, BikeSnobNYC takes us on his most personal narrative journey yet, and ultimately shines a light on the growing pains that exist in any culture that asks smartphone-obsessed text-happy pedestrians, the two-wheeled, and the four-wheeled to share the road.
A Bike Ride through My Life chronicles the life of author Frank Clements with bicyclesfollowing the twists and turns that his life has taken in pursuit of his passion for riding. Clements is the younger brother of Ernie Clements, winner of several British Cycling Championships and a Silver Medal in the 1948 Olympic Games Bicycle Race. Despite his love of cycling, he first chose to join National Service in the RAF to establish a unique place for himselfand spent virtually all of his final twelve months of service riding a bike. After his tour of duty ended, he began training to become the best cyclist in the world, his lifes ambition since his success as a potential world class cyclist as a teen. Clements has had many ups and downs in his cycling life. At a young age, he came in second in the British under-eighteen championships and just missed being a member of the British Olympic Cycling team for the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. He also designed, built, and loaned five special Cross country bikes to Roger Hammond and he won the Worlds Cyclo Cross Championship with them. This memoir follows Clements from youth to retirement, offering a fascinating trip through an amazing life.
Robert Penn has saddled up nearly every day of his adult life. In his late twenties, he pedaled 25,000 miles around the world. Today he rides to get to work, sometimes for work, to bathe in air and sunshine, to travel, to go shopping, to stay sane, and to skip bath time with his kids. He's no Sunday pedal pusher. So when the time came for a new bike, he decided to pull out all the stops. He would build his dream bike, the bike he would ride for the rest of his life; a customized machine that reflects the joy of cycling. It's All About the Bike follows Penn's journey, but this book is more than the story of his hunt for two-wheel perfection. En route, Penn brilliantly explores the culture, science, and history of the bicycle. From artisanal frame shops in the United Kingdom to California, where he finds the perfect wheels, via Portland, Milan, and points in between, his trek follows the serpentine path of our love affair with cycling. It explains why we ride. It's All About the Bike is, like Penn's dream bike, a tale greater than the sum of its parts. An enthusiastic and charming tour guide, Penn uses each component of the bike as a starting point for illuminating excursions into the rich history of cycling. Just like a long ride on a lovely day, It's All About the Bike is pure joy- enriching, exhilarating, and unforgettable.
From prehistoric bone flutes to pipe organs to digital synthesizers, instruments have been important to musical cultures around the world. Yet, how do instruments affect musical organization? And how might they influence players' bodies and minds? Music at Hand explores these questions with a distinctive blend of music theory, psychology, and philosophy. Practicing an instrument, of course, builds bodily habits and skills. But it also develops connections between auditory and motor regions in a player's brain. These multi-sensory links are grounded in particular instrumental interfaces. They reflect the ways that an instrument converts action into sound, and the ways that it coordinates physical and tonal space. Ultimately, these connections can shape listening, improvisation, or composition. This means that pianos, guitars, horns, and bells are not simply tools for making notes. Such technologies, as creative prostheses, also open up possibilities for musical action, perception, and cognition. Throughout the book, author Jonathan De Souza examines diverse musical case studies-from Beethoven to blues harmonica, from Bach to electronic music-introducing novel methods for the analysis of body-instrument interaction. A companion website supports these analytical discussions with audiovisual examples, including motion-capture videos and performances by the author. Written in lucid prose, Music at Hand offers substantive insights for music scholars, while remaining accessible to non-specialist readers. This wide-ranging book will engage music theorists and historians, ethnomusicologists, organologists, composers, and performers-but also psychologists, philosophers, media theorists, and anyone who is curious about how musical experience is embodied and conditioned by technology.
Covering interesting and varied philosophical terrain, Cycling - Philosophy for Everyone explores in a fun but critical way the rich philosophical, cultural, and existential experiences that arise when two wheels are propelled by human energy. Incorporates or reflects the views of high-profile and notable past-professional cyclists and insiders such as Lennard Zinn, Scott Tinley, and Lance Armstrong Features contributions from the areas of cultural studies, kinesiology, literature, and political science as well as from philosophers Includes enlightening essays on the varieties of the cycling experience, ranging from the ethical issues of success, women and cycling, environmental issues of commuting and the transformative potential of cycling for personal growth Shows how bicycling and philosophy create the perfect tandem Includes a foreword by Lennard Zinn, author and owner of Zinn Cycles Inc.
What if you could increase the money given to your church between 15 percent and 20 percent? Well, it can be done. In fact, we have done it at my home church for the last eight years in a row! Over the last eight years, The Life Church has been my experimental laboratory to test different stewardship strategies. My experiments over the years have yielded ten successful strategies and just as many (maybe even more) to avoid. These ten strategies have helped several other churches that I have consulted with over the last eight years. Regardless of the size of your church, the ten financial strategies unpacked in this book will help you create a culture of generosity in your church.
Don't let indecision hold you back... International author, speaker, coach and emergency management specialist Russell Boon shares over three decades of breakthrough decision-making secrets that emergency service professionals rely on to get fast results. This book reveals these techniques and how you can apply them in business or daily life empowering you to make effective decisions easily, quickly and with confidence. You'll learn:- How to smash through your limiting beliefs around fear of failure and analysis-paralysis- Proven, easy-to-use steps to move you forward fast guaranteeing you take action from your decision- Step-by-step strategies to overcome anxiety, uncertainty and procrastination in any situation- The golden leadership rules for increasing your flexibility and adaptability in a fast-paced world- The psychology of leading under adversity and dealing with the tough stuff- How emergency decision-making skills empower team leaders and can massively increase profits- The breakthrough decision-making secrets the pros use to get quick results What is indecision costing you? Take charge now!
Women are built differently, ride differently, train differently, burn different macronutrients as fuel, and have a different relationship with their bikes than men do. It's only natural they should need their own comprehensive cycling book. The Bicycling Big Book of Cycling for Women is an instructional manual geared specifically toward women. It breaks down the sport of cycling into easily digestible sections, beginning with the history of women's cycling and progressing into equipment, lifestyle, technique, training, and fitness goals. The book also includes a women-specific section that covers cycling while menstruating, cycling while pregnant, how menopause affects training, and how specific parts of the female body are uniquely affected by cycling. The Bicycling Big Book of Cycling for Women will serve as an indispensible, lifelong guide for every female cyclist.
Awarded a 2015 Living Now Evergreen Bronze Medal Book Award for Spiritual Leadership You Can Change Your Life by Living in Light, Love & Truth—Awareness + Reflection + Learning + Application = Wisdom. Living in Light, Love & Truth provides insight in how to balance the spiritual (inner) and physical (outer) aspects of ourselves as an individual and in the life we live. It breaks down life events, and it attempts to identify the ego by examining truth. Living in Light, Love & Truth explores topics such as our life purpose, the ego, energy, free will, intuition and gratitude. It also offers the opportunity to reflect, understand and cleanse fear-based energies that inhibit you from holistically experiencing an empowering and positive life. To help you on your life journey, each chapter is accompanied with reflective quotes, reflection exercises and affirmations, which form part of the self-healing process. Living in Light, Love & Truth is the first layer of life transformation: taking responsibility for actions, emotions, feelings, thoughts, words and perceptions towards ourselves, others, situations and environments. Knowledge without application is simply knowledge. Applying the knowledge to one’s life is wisdom—and that is the ultimate virtue. From a young age, Kasi Kaye Iliopoulos has known a great compassion for life. Her passion to discover the spiritual laws of life has always inspired her. Undertaking energy healing practitioner training steered her towards healing herself and others, and living her life purpose. She currently lives in Melbourne, Australia.