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  • An Alternative Boating Guide to Southern Puget Sound | James Nugent

    An Alternative Boating Guide to Southern Puget Sound

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    • By James Nugent
    • Narrated By Stan Jenson
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    The far southern reaches of Puget Sound are a beautiful region for sailing, boating, and small craft adventure. Still, people who live there and work there are among the few who get to enjoy it. This alternative guide to the waters of five inlets tells you how and why you might choose to visit these sparsely visited treasures of natural beauty.

  • Crazy Making | James Nugent

    Crazy Making

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    • By James Nugent
    • Narrated By Robert Slone
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    In the fall of 2014, a friend ended up being involuntary committed for a two-week stay in a mental health treatment center. Since my friend's family knew that I had a background in mental health; they immediately enlisted my support and advice. I made it abundantly clear that I was no longer a practitioner but as a friend and fellow human being I could try to be supportive.

  • The Beginning School Counselor | James Nugent

    The Beginning School Counselor

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    • By James Nugent
    • Narrated By Doug Miller
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    Congratulations. You have completed a graduate program, and you have decided to serve the needs of students. You will soon learn that it takes tact and skill to be a good school counselor. It also will take some personal fortitude and perhaps a bit of luck in order to be successful and thrive in your chosen field. They probably never mentioned the above to you, but it will be okay if you keep your wits about you.

  • How I Sailed from Olympia to the San Juan Islands and Returned Safely | James Joseph Nugent, Jr.

    How I Sailed from Olympia to the San Juan Islands and Returned Safely

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    • By James Joseph Nugent, Jr.
    • Narrated By Stan Jenson
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    Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands are composed of an estimated 300 islands and 2,000 miles of shoreline. James Nugent takes us on a voyage into this complex and beautiful playground.

  • The Catholic Way of Suffering | James Nugent

    The Catholic Way of Suffering

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    • By James Nugent
    • Narrated By Marlene C. Bertrand
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    Catholic Christians have a different attitude toward pain, even if it is part of the natural dying process. This little booklet is an attempt to illuminate the Catholic Christian way of facing pain and transform it into a useful and productive time in life. It is a frank discussion. If you have not evolved in your relationship with Jesus, you may find this discussion hard to understand or even offensive. Still, if you listen and then pray you will understand. With understanding may come peace and joy.

  • Social Jujitsu and Powerful Principles for Managing Social Conflict | James Nugent

    Social Jujitsu and Powerful Principles for Managing Social Conflict

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    • By James Nugent
    • Narrated By Stan Jenson
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    From time to time all of us have social conflicts. Sometimes we are invited to dance with people who have more external power than us, for example, a supervisor or an elder sibling or parent. Sometimes we might be invited to struggle with someone we don’t care so much about; like a stranger or acquaintance or a distant in-law. In either case the choice to engage or abstain is ours. If we engage, it is important to do our best to leave our dance partner some dignity and show some respect.

    medic says: "it's a good starting point"
  • The Good News About Being Catholic | James Nugent

    The Good News About Being Catholic

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    • By James Nugent
    • Narrated By Joanna Henning
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    There is too much intentional and mistaken misinformation in our present culture about the purposes and practices of modern Catholicism. This had led to endless bigotry and needless hate speech and deeds against Christ's original Church. This little audiobook is an attempt to explain to fellow Christians what it really means to be Roman Catholic. It is not a debate. It's an honest attempt on my part to share. It is not an attempt to convert you to joining the more than 1.2 billion Christians who call themselves Catholic.

  • The Rainbow Road and Other Signs of God's Love | James Nugent

    The Rainbow Road and Other Signs of God's Love

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    • By James Nugent
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    For twenty years I searched for my perfect true love. I failed miserably until I asked God to help. Miracles do really happen!

  • Catholic Marriage and Conflict Resolution | James Nugent

    Catholic Marriage and Conflict Resolution

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    • By James Nugent
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    If a Catholic couple chooses to avail themselves of the spiritual resources available to a Catholic married couple; the relationship will last a life time and thrive while doing it. A failure of a marriage is directly related to the spiritual heath of the individuals involved. Even if only one of the parties embraces the spiritual principals the marriage can be saved.

  • A Catholic's View of Sin | James Nugent

    A Catholic's View of Sin

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    • By James Nugent
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    What follows is a frank discussion about the Catholic view of sin. It can be painful to engage in such a discussion. If we are honest, we are all involved in some aspect of sin. Thankfully Christians have a way out of the destruction, guilt, and misery which sin inflicts on every sinner.

  • Learning My Limits in Small Craft Boating | James Nugent

    Learning My Limits in Small Craft Boating

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    • By James Nugent
    • Narrated By Barbara Colvin
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    I was paddling hard with the wind and waves coming across my port bow. The storm had calmed down a bit and I was making a mile long mad dash from The Evergreen State College Beach to Young Cove. To the right inside Young Cove was my lagoon and my Madrona tree to which I tie up my various small water craft.

    Kelly says: "Interesting Little Book"
  • I Speak Esperanto | James Nugent

    I Speak Esperanto

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    • By James Nugent
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    I went to learn more about Esperanto, a language that was invented 126 years ago. In the end I found hope for the future.

    Ferdinand Cesarano says: "almost no info about Esperanto; poor pronunciation"
  • The Catholic Way of Dying | James Nugent

    The Catholic Way of Dying

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    • By James Nugent
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    For a modern culture that does not highly value life, it is paradoxical that we don't want to talk about the dying process or the possibility of an afterlife. Catholics sometime suffer from the same hesitation about talking about death. Yet the Roman Catholic religion and culture are a constant preparation for that moment when we must trust Jesus for our salvation. All the rituals and sacraments, prepare our minds and hearts for that thing from which there is no escape.

    M. Waters says: "Horrible Narration"
  • A Beach Naturalist on Southern Puget Sound | James Nugent

    A Beach Naturalist on Southern Puget Sound

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    • By James Nugent
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    In January 2014 I stumbled upon an announcement that the South Sound Estuary Association was looking for volunteer beach naturalist. For $50 I would receive training in beach ecosystems and marine biology. In return I was expected to provide 15 hours of volunteer service to the general public on the local beaches.

  • Advanced Social Jujitsu | James Nugent

    Advanced Social Jujitsu

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    • By James Nugent
    • Narrated By Loren Scott
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    The book is called Social Jujitsu and Powerful Principles for Managing Social Conflict by James Nugent. It teaches the three key strategies of evading, deflecting, and redirecting social aggressors. This book moves on to teach about drawing the aggressor in getting them to react to you, putting the aggressor in a double bind, and helping them self-destruct.

  • Night Kayaking | James Nugent

    Night Kayaking

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    • By James Nugent
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    Kayaking at night has its rewards and hazards. I have noticed that when you master a sport, you eventually want to challenge yourself. Sooner or later you end up doing it at night. Low visibility takes a sport and turns it into an extremely isolating, yet empowering, experience. My life and joy for living are in only my hands. I must make peace with God, silence my personal fears, then embrace life to its fullest. This is the pleasure I have found in kayaking at night.

  • More Good News About Being Catholic | James Nugent

    More Good News About Being Catholic

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    • By James Nugent
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    With the popularity of the first book, The Good News About Being Catholic, I was destined to produce a second book. The first book was inspired by conversations I had during a two-week trip to a southern university in the US. The lack of accurate information and the bigotry I encountered by the well-meaning Christians and others along the way was shocking to me.

    Be that as it may, I decided to write this short piece on the psychological healing aspects of the Sacrament of Confession, now called Reconciliation.

  • A Little Benedictine Oblate Manual | James Nugent

    A Little Benedictine Oblate Manual

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    • By James Nugent
    • Narrated By Valerie Gilbert
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    There are many guides and books that give excellent wisdom for those who would seek to make an offering of their lives to God. Still there is little practical information about how about how to go about the day to day business of being a Benedictine Oblate. This audiobook is an attempt to give practical suggestions to the beginner and the "expert". However, if what you do, gets you closer to God every day, then don't change a thing. But if you need new materials, new practices, new ideas or attitudes; then just consider listening to this audiobook.

    Sam says: "Good (I imagine) if you're a Benedictine Oblate"
  • The Power of Habits | James Nugent

    The Power of Habits

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    • By James Nugent
    • Narrated By Charlotte Kyle
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    I spent 22 years of my life in part-time private practice as a counselor. The entire time, I was amazed at how really smart people would make really poor choices over and over. One definition of crazy is when we do the same thing repeatedly and persist in the hope that something new will be the outcome.

  • Living An Abundant Life Within Your Means | James Nugent

    Living An Abundant Life Within Your Means

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    • By James Nugent
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    Then the economy turned on the middle and upper middle class. Then suddenly, it wasn’t possible to always find a job that provided a suitable amount of money to maintain our chosen lifestyle. After that millions of our generation became the new poor. A strange thing happened after coming to accept the new economy. The new poor had little or no poverty survival skills. Things that might be obvious to a child of poverty eluded the new poor.

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