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  • I Know My Onions:...

    CA$16.95
    "My parents and my three older sisters were already in the Model T Ford. I think it was old because it had no top. It was moving day. My dad had filed on a homestead and we were about to begin the two-hundred-mile trek from Watrous to Carrot River, Saskatchewan. My powder blue dress was scattered with tiny pink flowers. Mother had fashioned it from pieces that had once been part of a dress she had worn. To me, the move mattered not at all. The usual aura of family security prevailed. How could a child of barely five years know the hardships that lay ahead?"

    Ileen (née Sheehan) Boechler?s plainspoken memoir of a childhood spent homesteading beyond the 53rd parallel tugs at the roots of northern life, peeling back the layers of family and community connections to reveal the growth that is possible because of them.
  • I Like You, I Like Me, Too!

    CA$85.00
    A Teacher/Parent Guide to help children ages 6-10 develop self-esteem base on Choice Theory.

    I Like You, I Like Me Too! is a fun and easy-to-use anti-bullying parent/teacher resource to help children realize their potential and the power of choice in their lives. It is an opportunity for them to begin to "think out of the box" from a very early age and prepare for their future by meeting their own needs, setting their own goals and learning how to make themselves happy by choosing positive behaviours.
  • Inviting Writing into the...

    CA$19.95
    A teacher's handbook created for active use in the classroom, its clear, informative descriptions and full-colour examples encourage teachers to use writing skills as part of their science lessons and curriculum.
  • It Takes 2 to Tango, Maybe...

    CA$14.95
    This 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.
  • Journey to Joy: The...

    CA$24.95
    You will laugh. You will cry. You will be uplifted. Journalist Christalee Froese vividly brings to life her recovery from depression in her first book, Journey to Joy. This bold, brave memoir follows Froese on a two-year journey to restore her happiness, and her faith in life. After spending 21 days each month focusing on life-restoring topics like peace, creativity, food, fitness, faith, love, writing, travel, gratitude, and joy itself, Froese emerges with the hope she’d lost. Both heartbreaking and humorous, Journey to Joy offers insight into the stumbles and falls of recovery, and the persistence required to get back up time and again. Froese’s journey takes her to a Chinese orphanage where she finds courage, strength and true purpose. The raw storytelling will change how you view depression and anxiety … and permanently alter your own approach to joy. Most profoundly, Journey to Joy will restore your faith in miracles, and the underlying goodness of mankind. "Grab a pack of sticky notes and choose your own topics of joy. I invite you to embrace your suppressed desires as we wind our way through this book, and life, together. May the act of writing down things you love and have always wanted to do set you free, as it did for me." --Christalee Froese
  • Know Thyself

    CA$21.95
    I read the ad. "Know Thyself. Astrology lessons--only serious students need apply." To know myself--how wonderful! But I didn't realize just how long and rough the road to self-discovery would be. The sequel to the award-winning memoir, Black Fury and A Family of Our Own. The compelling true story of a family in turmoil.
  • Ladder Valley

    CA$21.95
    We had a saying: “Only the ‘weaker sex’ is tough enough, mule enough, to stick it out in the bush country.” Living on the edge of the Saskatchewan boreal forest, we learned what we were made of—both the good and the bad. The continuation of the award-winning series of memoirs: Black Fury, A Family of Our Own, and Know Thyself. The bittersweet memories of three generations of women.
  • Launch Lead Live: The...

    CA$24.95
    Is your organization struggling under the weight and expense of what feels like overwhelming but necessary change? Every day, organizations experience the fallout of failed organizational change initiatives—cynical employees, frustrated leaders—because they are not able to successfully implement or sustain the changes needed to compete. Leaders believe employees are resistant to change. Employees believe leaders are unreasonable and that change is undertaken only for its own sake.

    But resistance to change is not inevitable. It can be prevented. You don’thave to feel like you are going into battle every time your organization wants to do something different. There is a better way.

    Launch Lead Live helps the executive leader create a healthier, stronger organization because of change, not in spite of it, introducing keyelements that you can integrate into your leadership and management practices so change is no longer a liability but an asset.
  • Letters from the Sourdough...

    CA$18.95
    Letters from the Sourdough Bagel comprises some forty pieces, each of which began as a letter to my friends. Whatever the content of the stories — some humorous, others questioning, a few outrageous — all are marked by the warmth and intimacy associated with reading a letter, a moment akin to conversing with a friend.
  • Life & Times of Lighthouse...

    CA$19.95
    Boxer. Pilot. Roughrider. Mountie. One man lived it all. As a young man, Constable McNeil spent his summers on the Mackenzie River and his winters crisscrossing Canada’s North on dogsled patrols for as many as 700 miles, earning $2 a day, plus “food, uniform, underwear and toothbrushes.” He was one of the first pilots in the RCMP “Air”Division.

    In the Second World War, he flew with the RCAF, and rose to the rank of Wing Commander. In peacetime, he led the RCMP Musical Ride across North America to Hollywood and made friends of movie stars. A devoted family man and dedicated community leader, he made a difference in every posting—and left a lasting legacy.
  • Little Red Wagon: A...

    CA$19.95
    Learning is less about curricular delivery and more about building relationships. The thought of school can invoke fear and loathing, or it can elicit warmth and wonder—the difference being a kind word, a nod of encouragement, or a listening ear from a teacher who cares. Over time, the educational landscape has changed, the structures refurbished, the equipment updated, the methodologies redefined, the strategies remodeled. And yet, in this cycle of perpetual change lurks the notion that some things must remain the same. Changes in education are an ongoing reality; what remains the same is the need for strong, vibrant relationships that will withstand the idiosyncrasies of educational fads, fantasies, and fashions. If you’re tired of the proliferation of “edu-speak,” the rationalizations for declining performance, and the continued erosion of standards and expectations of education today, then this is the book for you.
  • Long-Term Care in...

    CA$19.95
    Long-term care is an unknown service to most of us. It is something we don't think about--until we need it. However, most of us will probably, at some time in our lives, encounter the need for long-term care for family members, friends or even ourselves.

    This review provides information on long-term care in the province--past and present--and recognizes the dedicated services provided by nurses, attendants, physicians, administrators, volunteers and communities.

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I Like You, I Like Me, Too!
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