The Humanion Arkive Year Delta 2018-19
September 24: 2018-September 23:2019
 
The Arkives
First Published: September 24: 2015
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Books

 

 

Books Arkive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If You Do Not Want to Continue Sleeping with Pain: May Be It is Time You Read Sleeping with Pain

 

 

|| September 01: 2017 || ά.

Written by Consultant Pain Psychologist and NHS doctor, Dr Sue Peacock, ‘Sleeping with Pain: Strategies for a restful night from a pain management expert’, claims to be able to help readers put an end to the frustrating and destructive pain-insomnia-pain cycle, that can rapidly become destructive. It’s one of the only books of its kind on the market, it is claimed. 86% of the 14 million people in the UK suffer from chronic pain and report difficulties with their sleep. According to the Author of the Book, Dr Sue Peacock, the two issues are far from mutually exclusive.

In fact, as someone, who has spent her career in pain psychology and therapy, Dr Peacock is acutely aware of the vicious circle, that exists between insomnia and pain. In her new book she finally lays out a blueprint to new habits and lifestyle choices, that can help millions get that pain-free sleep they’ve been craving. And here is the Synopsis of the Book: It is well known that disrupted sleep will, in turn, increase your chronic pain problem. Therefore, this becomes a vicious circle, in which the pain disrupts your sleep and difficulty sleeping makes your pain worse, which in turn, makes sleeping more difficult and so the cycle continues.

In this book, Sleeping with Pain, firstly, we explore insomnia, secondary to chronic pain, and secondly, how to change your thoughts, bedtime rituals environment and re-programme your sleep so you finally get a good night's sleep.

“The links between chronic pain and insomnia are stronger than most would believe.” explains the Author. “And, even more frustrating is the lack of readily-available solutions for people to break the cycle. I have been running a programme for many years, that treats sleep problems resulting from chronic pain and, after consistently maintaining success rates in excess of 95%, I decided it was time to write a book for those I can’t treat in-person.

At the end of the day, it really does boil down to changing habits, rituals and re-structuring some simple elements of your life. The good news is, there’s no 'barrier to entry' and anyone can implement the book’s strategies with incredible ease. Believe me, it will improve your life beyond measure.” Initial feedback has been extremely positive.

About the Author: Dr Sue Peacock is a Consultant Health Psychologist. She is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. She has a PhD in pain psychology. She is an Advanced Hypnotherapy Practitioner, registered on the General Hypnotherapy Register, an EMDR practitioner, a registered hypnodontics practitioner and has diplomas in Neuro-linguistic programming and life coaching.

She has her own thriving private practice, providing specialist pain psychological therapy to clients and various pain related training programmes to health professionals. The focus is on improving people’s ability to manage their pain and adjust to the different circumstances and challenges faced, so that stress reduces and the quality of their general life can improve. The ultimate aim is to enable clients to live fulfilling lives despite their pain conditions.

Dr Peacock is active in research. Her research interests include sleep, fatigue and pain, ethnic and cultural differences in perceptions of pain and the impact on how people experience living with long term pain and other long-term health conditions. Current research is looking at different approaches to improving the sleep of people with chronic pain. She has been involved in teaching health professionals about psychological aspects of pain at Masters Level and regularly holds study days in the areas of pain management and health psychology. ω.

 

Whatever Your Field of Work and Wherever in the World You are, Please, Make a Choice to Do All You Can to Seek and Demand the End of Death Penalty For It is Your Business What is Done in Your Name. The Law That Makes Humans Take Part in Taking Human Lives and That Permits and Kills Human Lives is No Law. It is the Rule of the Jungle Where Law Does Not Exist. The Humanion

||  Readmore  || || ‽: 010917  || ||    Up   ||

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlotte Salomon: Life Or Theatre: Or What the Nazis Could Not Have Ever Destroyed


|| August 20: 2017 || ά. A poignant and personal record of the years of Nazi occupation in France, Life? Or theatre? is comprised of hundreds of exquisite gouaches, drawings, texts and musical annotations, candidly detailing the life of German-Jewish artist Charlotte Salomon. In 1936 Salomon had been admitted to the State Art Academy in Berlin, however, when the persecution of Jews intensified after the Kristallnacht, she fled to her grandparents’ home, living as a refugee from Nazism on the French Riviera. There, she witnessed her grandmother’s suicide and discovered that seven other members of her family, including, her mother, had, also, taken their own lives.

With this traumatic revelation in mind, she arrived at, what she, called, 'the Question': whether to take her own life or to undertake something eccentric and mad. She vowed to 'create a story so as not to lose my mind'. Consisting of 781 gouaches and hundreds of drawings, this singular work of art is that story. Completed in a single year, 1941-1942, Life? Or Theatre? portrays both her everyday and interior life as an intimate visual diary, startlingly foretelling the modern biographical graphic novel.

Discernible in a number of the works are influences of Weimar artists, such as, George Grosz and Otto Dix, as well as, the figures of Modigliani and Klimt; all of them shimmer with beauty and precision, made all the more touching by our knowledge of the fate, that awaited Salomon as she created her story. In 1943, she entrusted her life’s work to a friend, saying, 'Keep this safe. It is my whole life', and shortly afterward, she was apprehended by the Nazis, transported to Auschwitz and murdered, along with her unborn child.

What remains of Salomon is a beautiful testament to her talent and struggle. Life? Or Theatre? presents a truly unique Gesamtkunstwerk by an artist, whose life inspired not only David Foenkini’s internationally bestselling novel Charlotte, but also, an opera and a ballet. It is now published for the first time in a complete edition and in English, beautifully bound with a protective case, and including, several newly discovered gouaches.

About Charlotte Salomon: Charlotte Salomon was born in Berlin in 1917, the only child of surgeon Albert Salomon and Fränze Grunwald. She was raised in an assimilated Jewish family. In 1936, she was admitted to the Art Academy in Berlin, but when the persecution of Jews in Germany intensified she fled to France.

After the war began, she and her grandfather were sent to the camp Gurs in the Pyrenees. In July they were allowed, owing to his advanced age, to return to Nice, where a doctor advised Charlotte to resume her creative work as a way of processing all she had been through: tragedy, death, her world collapsing around her. She completed Life? Or Theatre? in 1942 and was killed in Auschwitz in 1943. Charlotte Salomon’s work is held in collections across the UK and Europe.

Charlotte Salomon: Life Or Theatre: Published September 2017: Cased Hardback: 840pp: 1,300 colour images: 29.5 cm x 29.5 cm: ISBN: 9780715652473: £125. For information please contact Thogdin Ripley at thogdin at duckworth-publishers.co.uk or call Duckworth on +44 :0:207 490 7300: ω.

All images courtesy the Jewish Historical Museum © Charlotte Salomon Foundation.

Whatever Your Field of Work and Wherever in the World You are, Please, Make a Choice to Do All You Can to Seek and Demand the End of Death Penalty For It is Your Business What is Done in Your Name. The Law That Makes Humans Take Part in Taking Human Lives and That Permits and Kills Human Lives is No Law. It is the Rule of the Jungle Where Law Does Not Exist. The Humanion

||
Readmore  || ‽: 210817  ||  Up  || 

 

 

 

 

 

Whales: Beneath the Surface Exhibition at the London Natural History Museum: Runs Till February 28: 2018

Image: University of St Andrews

 

|| July 22: 2017: University of St Andrews News || ά. A new book described as a 'whirlwind time travel' through 50 million years of the evolution of whales shows a fascinating insight into the planet’s most loved, but vulnerable, sea mammals. Written by four University of St Andrews researchers, the book has been published by the Natural History Museum to tie in with a major new exhibition on the creatures. Whales: Beneath the Surface Exhibition runs until February 28, 2018 at the Natural History Museum, London. It forms part of an extended season of events exploring the awesome power of nature and our responsibility to protect our oceans.

Professor Philip Hammond, Dr Sonja Heinrich, Dr Sascha Hooker and Professor Peter Tyack of the Sea Mammal Research Unit at the University, combined their specialised expertise to take the reader on a round-the-world voyage to discover how whales have evolved over the past 50 million years, how they live their lives today and how they are threatened by human activities. Whales: their past, present and future highlights some of the fascinating lesser-known facts about various whale species, such as, the ability of Cuvier’s beaked whales to dive to depths of up to two miles under the ocean’s surface and to hold their breath for more than two hours.

The book speaks of the whale’s ancient ancestor, the archaeocetes, that had teeth typical of carnivores and walked on four legs and that the modern hippopotamus is the land-mammal most closely related to the whale. The authors hope that the book will engage reader, and visitors to the exhibition in London, who wish to find out more, including, young people, who may be, inspired by the strong conservation message in the book, hich highlights the current threats to whales, such as, fisheries, chemical and noise pollution, shipping and climate change.

Professor Hammond said, “We invite the reader to join us on a whirlwind time travel through 50 million years of evolution, on a round-the-world voyage to the marine environments of our planet and on a breath-taking plunge to the greatest ocean depths.

Whales include the largest creatures to have roamed this planet but some of the smallest whales are struggling to avoid extinction. We hope readers and visitors to the exhibition will be inspired to help conserve these amazing mammals and ensure they remain as integral components of marine ecosystems. The better we understand the lives of whales, the better we will be able to inform decisions made about managing human influence on them.”

Key Facts About Whales

Whales have evolved a long life span to offset their slow reproduction rate, it can take several years to raise a calf and become pregnant again
The bowhead whale, may, live as long as 200 years
Sperm whales suckle for as long as 13 years and males take 20 or more years to mature
Toothed whales make underwater sounds to sense their environment, communicate with each other and hunt their prey
Humpback whales hold song competitions
Whales learn communication sounds from each other, forming a kind of animal culture, that can spread for years over thousands of miles. ω.

Whatever Your Field of Work and Wherever in the World You are, Please, Make a Choice to Do All You Can to Seek and Demand the End of Death Penalty For It is Your Business What is Done in Your Name. The Law That Makes Humans Take Part in Taking Human Lives and That Permits and Kills Human Lives is No Law. It is the Rule of the Jungle Where Law Does Not Exist. The Humanion

||
Readmore  || ‽: 230717  ||  Up  || 

 

 

 

 

Angels of Islington Do Serve and Protect: Sam Davey's New Novel


 

|| July 07: 2017 || ά.  Political Satire and Supernatural Fantasy Colliding into a fiction, Angels of Islington’, the Author claims, do serve and protect. The book is claimed to be '' Masterfully crafted from the boundless imagination of former Whitehall insider, Sam Davey, ‘Angels of Islington’ blends humour, politics, fantasy, the supernatural and classical mythology into a cocktail of subtly disturbing fiction, that is unlike anything else on the market. Embroiling readers in the work of an elite, mostly-unknown protection agency, the novel redefines humanity and the world, while splitting readers’ sides along the way.''

As a former Whitehall and Cabinet Office employee, Ms Sam Davey has lived and been somewhat moulded by the often, byzantine inner workings of Government. It’s a unique career that now perfectly creeps into her new novel. The Synopsis: “We don’t expect to eradicate evil; but we must ensure that the balance remains in our favour. That, there continues to be more good than evil, more kindness than hatred, more joy than suffering.” “And if we don’t?” I asked. “Then the power shifts... and we become the opposition.” There are three realms, terrestrial, celestial and infernal; all engaged in a perpetual struggle between good and evil.

For over five hundred years, the bastion of England's protection has been a small and little known agency, based in the Canonbury Tower, Islington. Zach, a justice angel and one of the agency’s most skilled operatives, has just returned from a harrowing mission working with the dead and dying in strife-torn Syria. The last thing he needs is to be sent back into the field.

But two humans on a celestial witness protection programme have just been abducted and Zach, saddled against his better judgement with rookie agent and time shifter Sara, is sent into the Inferno to rescue them. Aided by spectres and beset by demons, Zach and Sara’s 48 hour mission is a rollercoaster ride… at times terrifying, at times deeply touching and always laced with a dark and coruscating wit.

“This book is definitely unlike anything else written before.” explains the author. “Nowhere else can you encounter biometric:digital purity readers replacing St. Peter at the Pearly Gates, a heavenly call centre, that uses cloud-based prayer recognition technology to deploy angelic guidance, or a celestial broadcasting network whose biggest new hit is, 'This is Your Next Life', a show, that gives people an opportunity to secure reincarnation as a celebrity or privileged individual!

Of course, it’s all written in the name of good fun, while deliberately seeking to leave readers with plenty to think about. In many ways, it’s an anti-austerity text, that, I admit, will satisfy those sitting on the left side of the aisle. It’s, also, very philosophical in places; there really is something here for everyone.”

About the author, in her own words: Until very recently, I was a Whitehall Civil Servant. I worked at the Cabinet office, in the Major Projects Authority when John Manzoni was its Chief Executive, before he became CEO of the entire civil service and I have drawn on this experience to create a number of my more senior Archangels and to satirise the austerity Agenda of so-called 'efficiency and reform'.

I now work and live in East Sussex,and am a very active member of Hastings Writers Group, which is one of the oldest writers groups in the UK. I studied Philosophy and Politics at Durham University. I wrote the book in six months, mainly on Sundays and in the nooks and crannies of borrowed time you sometimes find when waiting for things like trains or your husband coming home for supper.
ω.

Contact: Sam Davey: Email: samantha.davey at gmail.com

Whatever Your Field of Work and Wherever in the World You are, Please, Make a Choice to Do All You Can to Seek and Demand the End of Death Penalty For It is Your Business What is Done in Your Name. The Law That Makes Humans Take Part in Taking Human Lives and That Permits and Kills Human Lives is No Law. It is the Rule of the Jungle Where Law Does Not Exist. The Humanion

||
Readmore  || ‽: 080717  ||  Up  || 

 

 

Tiny Tree Children's Books Brings Out New Titles of New Authors

Michele Hird, Nicola Hulme, Kaley Owen and Lilian Kars


|| July 06: 2017 || ά. Tiny Tree Children's Books is expanding its roster of titles, releasing seven new books between August and November 2017. Binx The Jinx, Portia the Pear, the Animal Alphabet series, Ilias' Mountain and Hopscotch and the Christmas Tree will all be released this year. A specialist children's publishing house, Tiny Tree focuses on new authors and interesting visions; blending traditional storytelling with unique illustrations.

''We have welcomed a host of new authors and illustrators into the family since the tail end of last year and we're excited to be bringing their work to life over the next few months. Working with new authors, investing in new ideas and challenging the status quo of children's publishing drives Tiny Tree forward." says Managing Director Mr James Shaw. "We're grateful to all of the authors and illustrators that are trusting us with their work and we're excited to share these books with you - they're brilliant".

2017 has already seen two new releases from Tiny Tree: Robots Don't Say Please and Can't Eat Cheese by Lucy Keeling and Kris Smith on June 01 and The Wall by Argentinian author:illustrator Mauro Lirussi on March 14.

Tiny Tree Children's Books 2017 Releases

Our new collection of books will feature a host of new and exciting creators as well as the highly anticipated new story from Lilian Kars and Steffie Padmos, the team behind the beautifully adventurous More Than a Me 2015.
Binx the Jinx by Michelle Hird: 10:08
Portia the Pear by Nicola Hulme and Elena Mascolo: 07:09
Amos the Anteater Animal Alphabet by Kaley Owen and Graeme Holding: 05:10
Benny the Beaver Animal Alphabet by Kaley Owen and Graeme Holding: 05:10
Cleo the Camel Animal Alphabet by Kaley Owen and Graeme Holding: 05:10
Ilias' Mountain by Lilian Kars and Steffie Padmos: 26:10
Hopscotch and the Christmas Tree by Katy Segrove and Katerina Vykhodtseva: 30:11

Ms Michelle Hird is an author, illustrator and graphic designer. Based in East London, Ms Hird was born and raised in Liverpool and that Scouse mentality of overcoming the odds is layered throughout Binx the Jinx.

Ms Nicola Hulme is an author and mother from Stockport, Greater Manchester. Writing as a hobby; poetry, short stories  and everything in between. She wrote what would become Portia the Pea during a writing course hosted by Joy Winkler in Tatton Park.

Ms Kaley Owen didn't grow up dreaming of being a writer. As a matter of fact, she never knew what she wanted to be. Her work with children inspired her to write the Animal Alphabet series. Fun and educational, each book is filled with laughs and teaches children a valuable lesson.

Ms Lilian Kars is was born in 1959 in Amsterdam, but now lives in a small village with her husband. She is a mother of five and proud grandmother of two. She loves to share her thoughts on living a good and happy life and turn something big and meaningful into something easy to understand, just like she did with 'More Than a Me'.

About Tiny Tree: Independent, Quirky Books For Children Of All Ages. Founded in 2016, Tiny Tree Children’s Books is a growing independent publishing house dedicated to producing quirky, colourful and arty books for children of all-ages. ω.

Whatever Your Field of Work and Wherever in the World You are, Please, Make a Choice to Do All You Can to Seek and Demand the End of Death Penalty For It is Your Business What is Done in Your Name. The Law That Makes Humans Take Part in Taking Human Lives and That Permits and Kills Human Lives is No Law. It is the Rule of the Jungle Where Law Does Not Exist. The Humanion

|| Readmore || ‽: 070717  ||  Up  || 

 

 

 

Concentration Camps of Canada: Historical Fiction

 

|| July 04: 2017 || ά. Native-born Canadian, historical expert and UK resident Baron Alexander Deschauer’s new YA:Historical fiction book, Concentration Camps of Canada, published by Friesen Press, on  June 13, is said to examine the little-known fact that long before Hitler’s rise to power in Germany, the Canadian residential school system aimed to forcibly assimilate Indigenous peoples by taking children from their parents. Much like The Diary of Anne Frank or To Kill A Mockingbird, Mr Deschauer's new release informs of unjust acts an entire culture faced.

In Concentration Camps of Canada, Deschauer tells the fictional story of Migizi Baswenaazhi, a young Indigenous boy, who is taken from his home and placed into one of these harsh schools, where he’s assigned the name David Bass. Unlike many of the other children, he survives disease and the horrendous food thanks to his ever-present politeness and hard work. Once old enough to leave the confines of the schools, David tries to live life as a Canadian.

He joins the army and becomes a war hero only to return to a country that barely tolerates his existence. His bravery and perseverance is unwavering until he is forced to face his greatest fears. Will he survive his own demons and memories? Would any of us?

Basic training with the Canadian Reserves, entering a monastery and sleeping on the sides of roads while hitch-hiking through Europe are just a few of the moments from the life of Baron Alexander Deschauer. Sanity, university and the need to earn a living led him to a B.Ed., BA and LLB before embarking on an entrepreneurial life in London, England. Although, he can order food, look for a toilet and find directions in German, Mandarin, French and Hebrew, he follows the wise words of Clint Eastwood, 'A man should know his limitations.' and now only writes in English.​

In his quest to better understand the world around him, he has written a number of books exploring existence, Revelation and Faust, capital, The Art of Wealth and the complex interplay of will, luck, fate and hope, his Man on the Run series. He is married and lives in the Channel Islands. Concentration Camps of Canada is available in hardcover, paperback and e-book formats. ω.

Whatever Your Field of Work and Wherever in the World You are, Please, Make a Choice to Do All You Can to Seek and Demand the End of Death Penalty For It is Your Business What is Done in Your Name. The Law That Makes Humans Take Part in Taking Human Lives and That Permits and Kills Human Lives is No Law. It is the Rule of the Jungle Where Law Does Not Exist. The Humanion

|| Readmore  || ‽: 050717  ||  Up  || 

 For Book Stories Published in || April || May || June || Books Arkive Year Beta 2017 Q-Beta

 

 
|| The Humanion UK Online Daily: National International Universal News Learning and Society Newspaper ||
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

|| All copyrights @ The Humanion: London: England: United Kingdom || Contact: The Humanion: editor at thehumanion.com || Regine Humanics Foundation Ltd: reginehumanics at reginehumanicsfoundation.com || Editor: Munayem Mayenin || First Published: September 24: 2015 ||
|| Regine Humanics Foundation Ltd: A Human Enterprise: Registered as a Not For Profit Social Enterprise in England and Wales: Company No: 11346648 ||
|| The Humanion UK Online Daily: National International Universal News Learning and Society Newspaper ||