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Teach us to sit still : a skeptic's search for health and healing, Tim Parks

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Teach us to sit still : a skeptic's search for health and healing
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Teach us to sit still
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a skeptic's search for health and healing
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Tim Parks
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eng
Summary
"Teach Us to Sit Still is the visceral, thought-provoking, and inexplicably entertaining story of how Tim Parks found himself in serious pain, how doctors failed to help, and the quest he took to find his own way out. Overwhelmed by a crippling condition which nobody could explain or relieve, Parks follows a fruitless journey through the conventional medical system only to find relief in the most unexpected place: a breathing exercise that eventually leads him to take up meditation. This was the very last place Parks anticipated finding answers; he was about as far from New Age as you can get. As everything that he once held true is called into question, Parks confronts the relationship between his mind and body, the hectic modern world that seems to demand all our focus, and his chosen life as an intellectual and writer. He is drawn to consider the effects of illness on the work of other writers, the role of religion in shaping our sense of self, and the influence of sports and art on our attitudes toward health and well-being. Most of us will fall ill at some point; few will describe that journey with the same verve, insight, and radiant intelligence as Tim Parks"--Provided by publisher
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Title
Teach us to sit still
Creator
Summary
"Teach Us to Sit Still is the visceral, thought-provoking, and inexplicably entertaining story of how Tim Parks found himself in serious pain, how doctors failed to help, and the quest he took to find his own way out. Overwhelmed by a crippling conditionwhich nobody could explain or relieve, Parks follows a fruitless journey through the conventional medical system only to find relief in the most unexpected place: a breathing exercise that eventually leads him to take up meditation. This was the very last place Parks anticipated finding answers; he was about as far from New Age as you can get. As everything that he once held true is called into question, Parks confronts the relationship between his mind and body, the hectic modern world that seems to demand all our focus, and his chosen life as an intellectual and writer. He is drawn to consider the effects of illness on the work of other writers, the role of religion in shaping our sense of self, and the influence of sports and art on our attitudes toward health and well-being. Most of us will fall ill at some point; few will describe that journey with the same verve, insight, and radiant intelligence as Tim Parks"--Provided by publisher
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Genre
Tone
Biography type
autobiography
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371455
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
616/.0472
Index
no index present
LC call number
RB127
LC item number
.P3676 2011
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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a sceptic's search for health and healing
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a sceptic's search for health and healing
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Tim Parks
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Teach us to sit still
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a sceptics search for health and healing
Teach us to sit still : a skeptic's search for health and healing, Tim Parks
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Teach us to sit still : a skeptic's search for health and healing, Tim Parks
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Originally published: London : Harvill Secker, 2010
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ocn679929235
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Dimensions
23 cm.
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Edition
1st US ed.
Extent
xiii, 322 p.
Isbn
9781609611583
Isbn Type
(hbk : acidfree paper : recycled paper)
Lccn
2011008512
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)679929235

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