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Not Quite EnoughMontlake Romance. 2018
After an earthquake and tsunami hit the shores of Jamaica, Monica volunteers her trauma skills with Borderless Nurses. Calculating and methodical, Monica creates order out of whatever chaos she finds-- until she finds the perpetually barefoot, impossiblymasculine Trent Fairchild. He's a pilot and manages a small fleet of choppers on his adopted island home. Hopelessly drawn to one another, they manage to slip away from the wreckage to get a little closer. And they get a lot closer than expected when aftershocks from the earthquake trap them in their own life-or-death scenario....
The CorsetYale University Press. 2018
The corset is probably the most controversial garment in the history of fashion. Although regarded as an essential element of fashionable dress from the Renaissance into the twentieth century, the corset was also frequently condemned as an instrument of torture and the cause of ill health. Why did women continue to don steel and whalebone corsets for four hundred years? And why did they finally stop? This book offers fascinating and often surprising answers to these questions. Valerie Steele, one of the world’s most respected fashion historians, explores the cultural history of the corset, demolishing myths about this notorious garment and revealing new information and perspectives on its changing significance over the centuries. Whereas most historians have framed the history of the corset in terms of oppression vs. liberation and fashion vs. health and comfort, Steele contends that women’s experiences of corsetry varied considerably and cannot be fully understood within these narrow frames. Drawing on extensive research in textual, visual, and materials sources, the author disproves the beliefs that the corset was dangerously unhealthy and was designed primarily for the oppression of women. Women persisted in wearing corsets - despite powerful male authorities trying to dissuade them - because corsetry had positive connotations of social status, self-discipline, youth, and beauty. In the twentieth century the garment itself fell out of fashion but, Steele points out, it has become internalized as women replace the boned corset with diet, exercise, and plastic surgery.
This 80 page guide covers 40+ poses and variations to increase your aerial repertoire. Great for beginners and experienced aerialists alike,the poses range from being on, hovering slightly over and off the ground. With full color photos and detailed descriptions this guide offers a new perspective to aerial yoga. I find these poses to begrounding, healing and challenging. In the first few chapters you will find new ways to improve back flexibility, pigeon poses that invert and ground you, twists that get your senses flowing and lunges that will send your splits to new heights! These chapters are followed by conditioning exercises and a chapter guiding you through my favorite flows. Throughout this book you will find tips on stretching and positioning that help to enhance your practice. This guide is a great companion for the aspiring aerialist/yogi and as always, recommended to go alongside your aerial yoga practice with a competent aerial instructor.