Wokini a lakota journey to happiness and self understanding pdf
Complete List of Nicholas Sparks Books by YearWilliam Mervin Mills born June 30, , also known as Tamakoce Te'Hila , is an Oglala Lakota former track and field athlete who won a gold medal in the 10, meter run 6. His victory is considered one of the greatest Olympic upsets because he was a virtual unknown going into the event. He was the first non-European to win the Olympic event and remains the only winner from the Americas. His Lakota name, Tamakoce Te'Hila, loosely means "loves his country" or "respects the earth. In he won the individual title at the Big Eight cross-country championship. While he competed at Kansas, the track team won the and outdoor national championships. Mills qualified for the Summer Olympics on the U.
The Happiness Process
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Each chapter of this book contains a new lesson, lessons about searching for truth in yourself, knowing your dreams, setting goals, controlling your thoughts and emotions, having a good attitude, living a balanced and healthy life, dealing with change, and accepting responsibility. This book is appropriate for anyone who is seeks self-awareness—anyone who wants to become a wiser, better, more loving person. While reading it, you will learn a little bit about the Native American way of life, but you will also learn how to improve your life, regardless of your culture and background. For example, Mills takes us through the ten cycles of the moon to learn the Ten Outlooks that we must master in order to have a better life and improve everything we do. In this chapter, he suggests that it takes time and effort to transform your life, but if you commit to mastering each of the Ten Outlooks, each one taking one cycle of the moon before you proceed to the next, you will have mastered yourself.
He has published twenty novels and two non-fiction books. Several of his novels have become international bestsellers, and eleven of his romantic-drama novels have been adapted to film all with multimillion-dollar box office grosses. His novels feature stories of tragic love with happy endings. Sparks was born in Omaha, Nebraska and wrote his first novel, ''The Passing'', in , while a student at the University of Notre Dame. His first published work came in , when he co-wrote with Billy Mills ''Wokini: A Lakota Journey to Happiness and Self-Understanding'', which sold approximately 50, copies in its first year. In , Sparks wrote his breakthrough novel '' The Notebook '' in his spare time while selling pharmaceutical s in Washington, D. Two years later, his novel was discovered by the literary agent Theresa Park , who offered to represent him.