Journal of Latina/o Psychology, Vol 3(3), Aug, 2015 pp. 160-176.
"Health disparities among Latinos." In Multicultural Approaches to Health and Wellness in America by Chapter: Leticia Arellano-Morales and Rocio Rosales Meza. Regan A. R. Gurung (ed.)This unique two-volume set describes the variety of cultural approaches to health practiced by people of varying cultural heritages and places them in stark context with traditional Western approaches to health care and medicine. Examining health practices such as Ayurveda, an ancient system of medicine that focuses on the body, the sense organs, the mind, and the soul; and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the author examines why these different approaches can explain some of the cultural variations in health behaviors, differences in why people get sick, and how they cope with illness. Traditional health care providers of all kinds including clinicians, counselors, doctors, nurses, and social workers will all greatly benefit by learning about vastly different approaches to health, while general readers and scholars alike will gain insight into the rich diversity of world culture and find the material fascinating."
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Age of Fools by William A. CookWilliam A. Cook's Age of Fools is an attempt to relocate our society where it belongs. It is an injection of intense humanism, a celebration of creative thinking that encourages creative reading. - Gilad Atzmon, Israeli-born British Jazz Artist, Author & popular Critical Analyst of Mid-East and Global Affairs Bill Cook is the Barbara Tuchman of our time. This is a courageous book, not the brawny courage of the warrior, but the deeper courage of the peacemaker and the eloquent courage of the truth-teller, who speaks of things many would rather not hear, even though their very future may depend upon it. - Jeffrey St. Clair, Editor, CounterPunch Writes Cook: "From the opening volley of Neo-Con unelected, self-appointed manifestos to take control, to the lies they told the American people through their representatives, to the failure to seek the truth about what took place on 9/11, I have witnessed a cold-blooded group of arrogant men systematically emasculate the rights of the American citizen. What America was in its birthing, it is no longer." Labeling this era "Age of Fools" in the tradition of 15th century Sebastian Brant's "Ship of Fools" and embellishing his work with artwork by Edward Beardsley, Cook writes: "How ironic that the self-proclaimed righteous, the born again Christian Zionists and the Jewish Zionists wheedle their way into their respective governments, preaching the Devil's agenda, using superstition, deception and hypocrisy. In the process they destroy the true and permanent tenets of Christianity and the founding principles of Democracy. America, in short, mirrors the arrogance of the Israeli state under... right-wing Zionist groups that constitute its government... With Israel, driven by its god of war, we are the twin demons of destruction that live in constant fear of all peoples who would rather die than be subjugated, exploited, or oppressed."
Added to PsycTests database. The African American Women's Shifting Scale was developed to measure the extent to which African American women change or alter various parts of themselves such as their speech or dress, in order to placate both mainstream society and their own communities of color.
7 Meditations of the Lord's Prayer by Dr. Richard RoseThis book contains 7 meditations on the Lord's Prayer. The Lord's Prayer is a part of Jesus's teachings in the Sermon on the Mount. In this part of the sermon, Jesus addresses the proper way to pray by providing a model prayer, so that Christians have a type of checklist that helps them to see if their prayer life is on track. What these meditations reveal is that the Lord's Prayer can be seen as Jesus's path to enlightenment. Jesus taught, in this prayer, a seven-step process for acquiring spiritual purpose and wisdom. One of the interesting features of these meditations is the way in which they have been shown to correspond to the chakra energy centers identified by yogis of Eastern religious traditions. In this sense, the Lord's Prayer is a universal road map to the throne of God, where we offer ourselves in the form of an obedient servant, ready to do God's will.