- Genres: Non-Fiction
CA$14.95Your Nickel's Worth Publishing is pleased to present Bold Experiment, an autobiography written by Matthew S. Anderson (1882 - 1974) - a man recognized by Tommy Douglas as 'a pioneer of social medicine'.
The 80-page book, including photographs, documents and memorabilia, uncovers the little-known history behind an important piece of our Canadian culture, heritage and identity: the story behind how Medicare first came to Saskatchewan.
Since its inception as a province, Saskatchewan has been home to grassroots idealism, to people willing to work hard to make a difference and to those willing to persevere despite the odds. Matthew Anderson believed strongly that Canadians should have protection against the cost of illness. After almost 20 years of dedication and determination to transform the idea into reality, this man, a plain 'dirt farmer' from Bulyea, Saskatchewan, forged and made work North America's first comprehensive, prepaid medical care plan.
Given the interest in the Tommy Douglas story and the history of Medicare, this book provides a timely perspective from one of the early pioneers of health care in North America.
CA$14.95From his prairie childhood of the '20s to his experiences as an itinerant worker riding the rails during the Dirty Thirties, from riding the range and mining ore in B.C. to serving in the tank corps in Italy during the Second World War, from knee-bolting in a sawmill to bulldozing roads, Frank Vanyo's compilation of memories--written with humour and nostalgia--convey the harsh realities of a bygone era and a man's determination to live life to the fullest despite them.
CA$14.95Judith Pellerin's Dancing My Life, Dancing My God uses the metaphor of dance to describe how life can be lived joyously and with fulfillment.
The concept of dance as prayer, as communication between self and God, is introduced in an engaging and accepting way for those seeking to discover deeper meaning in their communion with the Divine.
Balancing information on the history of dance as Spirit-led communication with more personal anecdotes of the meaning of dance for people today, Dancing My Life, Dancing My God offers a starting place for discussion and discovery of dancing a Spirit-filled life.
CA$14.95This book speaks to the power of commitment and availability as a treatment tool to effect the most change. In traditional therapy the therapist sits on one side of the process and the client sits on the other. In Dr. Manswell's approach, the therapist, while still respecting the boundaries of therapist and client, becomes part of the solution. Trust, availability, respect, commitment and patience shared equally amongst these three key players makes the difference. Gambling addiction is such a puzzle to those not afflicted with this disability. Dr. Manswell and his clients help us gain insight into the thinking process and emotions that are at war within the gambler as they struggle to overcome the devastating hold gambling has over their lives. It is a story of pain, but more importantly it is a story of hope and of perseverance — and, finally, of success.
CA$14.95Strengthening Families, Building Communities.
The stories our ECIP families and staff have to tell are some of the most personal, powerful and moving stories you could ever read.
Our stories speak of the limitless power of a parent's love, the incredible bond between brothers and sisters, and the endless ability of all children to bring joy to the hearts of everyone around them.
At times funny, at times bittersweet, they are always inspirational.
CA$14.95What started out as a vacation plan gone awry quickly turned into a tale of laughter, tears and seat-gripping adventure --"a crazy midlife journey with a team of horses and a covered wagon, an amazing trek we could neither have anticipated nor imagined! At a crossroads in our lives, we had no agenda, so it came as a surprise when we realized this journey was spreading a message of inspiration and encouraging others to dream!"
CA$15.95Goodbye stress, hello life…
We live in a fast-paced society with a seemingly endless list of demands. Life naturally brings its share of challenges and stress—the key is to move forward so that it doesn’t impact other areas of your life.
It has been said that the greatest challenge in life is discovering who we are. The next test is being happy with what we find. Drawing from personal and professional experiences, Allan inspires you to persevere through your personal challenges rather than avoid them. Heempowers you to take an honest look at what lies beneath your stressors, and provides the tools to heal through a holistic approach.
You will be inspired to stop existing and start living for you. You will be empowered to take back control and create a life of peace and happiness no matter what surrounds you. This is your journey.
CA$16.95It's not easy being a teen. Entering the adult world of judgment and responsibility can be tough, especially when you're already dealing with a changing body. The need to stand on your own can conflict with your need to belong, and the overwhelming nature of it all can make you wonder if you're the only one who feels this way. Am I the Only One? helps you see your potential, providing tools to build confidence and hope, and letting you know that even if it feels like it, you're not alone.
CA$16.95Elizabeth Sawatzky's story chronicles family life on a seismic crew in southern Saskatchewan during the birth of the western Canadian oil industry. Although there is some historical documentation of the western Canadian oil industry, no other book explores the home life of the nomadic crews and their families. The publication of Doodlebugging in Saskatchewan: A Wife Remembers 1950 - 1954 commemorates the 50th anniversary of the first seismic exploration of southern Saskatchewan from a unique perspective.
CA$16.95Confession: My name is Alison and I am a dance mom.
The first time I saw Jesse perform he was nine years old in a group tap number. When he appeared on stage, I remember what a thrill it was to see him up there, but also how cute they all were, how much fun they were having and how much they all obviously enjoyed being in the spotlight.
That was the moment Alison realized she was a dance mom. Her son Jesse's dance career would take him from a local dance school in Saskatoon--a small city in the middle of the Saskatchewan prairie--to Canada's RoyalWinnipeg Ballet School and from there to Germany, where he currently dances with the Stuttgarter Ballett. To parent a dancer to an elite level is a unique and challenging journey as well as an incredibly rewarding experience.
CA$16.95Keith Olsen’s family lived through a harsh Canadian winter in an extremely remote location in northern Saskatchewan. The family’s determination turned the rugged wilderness into a modest home. From such a setting come the memories of a profound childhood, one in which simplicity and nature are the most nurturing aspects of the imagination.
"It was almost noon when we entered the portage. The fresh autumn air was still quite cool even though the sun was well up by this time. It was pleasant to see how the sunlight penetrated the thick forest of tall evergreens, giving light to an otherwise dark and damp part of the overland trail. The ground in this area was covered over in a thick layer of green moss, and a similar type called old man's beard hung down off the branches like sheets of light green tinsel. This part of the portage was spooky, but on parts of the trail where the deciduous trees were it was bright and vibrant, especially where the leaves hadn't fallen. It was there the sunlight caused an explosion of colour, shading each leaf in a different hue of autumn glory, and it made you feel warm and alive with excitement."
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