On the evening of April 19, 2013, Samantha and Gianna Rucki disappeared. Two of five children born to David Rucki and Sandra Grazzini-Rucki, the teenage sisters vanished in the midst of their parents divorce.
The girls father, David Rucki, worked tirelessly with law enforcement to search day and night for his two missing daughters, following every lead while raising three remaining children at home. Their mother, Sandra Grazzini-Rucki, used her newfound freedom to vacation around the world, abandoning her children. And as the investigation intensified, catching the attention of the media, Sandra also disappeared.
The Girls Are Gone is the true story of two sisters who went missing, the father who kept searching, and the adults who conspired to keep the truth hidden.
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Neither rewards nor punishments can push someone to approach their true potential. In fact, rewards and punishments are significant obstacles to achieving one's potential. That is why our current, compliance-based school model--with its endless array of rewards and punishments--can't lead even some students to their full potential, let alone all students.
The only thing preventing us from having schools that will unleash the potential of every child is the entrenched institutionalization of the current model. We don't change because so few people believe we can change.
In Know Power, Know Responsibility, Kevin Miller reveals the way forward. He provides a comprehensive explanation of how our current factory model of school is limiting the individual and collective potential of entire generations of children. He then illustrates an alternative model in which children are granted power over--and take responsibility for--their own learning, growth, and development. He provides counterarguments to the reasons that will arise for why replacing the factory model can't be done. Finally, Kevin offers a clear path for any community that chooses to reinvent their school model to allow every child to unleash her or his full potential.
Jeff Appelquist has traveled to all 50 of the United States, myriad foreign countries, and six continents. He has survived three years in the Marine Corps infantry; a violent rock slide on the Western Breach of Mount Kilimanjaro; a Force Nine gale in a sailboat on the Atlantic Ocean; a frozen regulator while wreck-diving deep in icy Lake Superior; a precipitous mid-flight plunge aboard a commercial airliner; two earthquakes; numerous bodily injuries, concussions, and surgeries; and a ghostly encounter with a Confederate soldier on Little Round Top at Gettysburg.
More than ever, the world needs a message of healing.
Healing offers radical self-care as a salve to help you hold heartbreak and hope. When you're an emotional laborer, healer, activist, community leader, or voice for change, the burden of oppression, trauma, and sorrow can seem never-ending. When you're facing nonstop heartache day-to-day, it's easy to wish for total numbness. But when you can't feel pain, you can't feel joy.
Radical self-care and liberation coach Dr. Joi Lewis has one simple word for you: healing.
In Healing, Dr. Joi Lewis offers a powerful framework for all who want to uncover their heartbreak and reach for connection. The remedies in Healing will help you confront every aspect of your life that demands radical self-care. Dr. Joi's life-changing Orange Method (OM) inspires you to interrupt historic cycles of oppression and fully reclaim your humanity using practices for both self-care and community care. Healing is a path to transformation when your back is against the wall and you're buckling under the weight of everyday life.
Joy is possible and unlimited. It's also worth reaching for. Healing is the beginning of your restorative journey back to you, your community, and your greater yet to be.
Radical self-care requires your ultimate health, not just your ultimate sacrifice.