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A hip, sensual Ayurveda bible for the modern woman, this life-changing guide distills ancient teachings into a spirit-infused yet pragmatic approach to your physical, mental, and spiritual health.Teacher and yoga instructor Katie Silcox is a leading expert on Ayurveda. She knows that bringing ancient wisdom into our modern lives does not mean sacrificing the occasional rendezvous with red wine, fashion magazines, and other sensual pleasures. In Healthy Happy Sexy, Katie offers not only a philosophy of life but a time-tested (we’re talking thousands of years!) method for living your most radiant, healthy, and sexually vital life possible. Covering everything from how to get the perfect poo to glowing skin to deeper sexual fulfillment, here is a complete guide to women’s health. It offers evocative questions, journaling exercises, simple but deep meditations, and natural recipes and remedies for common health and beauty needs. By engaging in these lifestyle choices, you will experience ancient practices that resonate with the way we live our lives now. Combining Ayurvedic wisdom with practical tools and her lively, playful, and down-to-earth voice, Katie provides a method to heal, entertain, inspire, and remind you that you are one sexy goddess.
Through the simple act of drawing—whether it’s doodling or creating detailed illustrations—embrace your inner voice and unlock the power of your intuitive intelligence.Do you remember being a child and the pure joy brought on by a box of crayons and piece of paper? Do you still find yourself sketching away every time you pick up a pencil? That’s because drawing is a natural impulse that stays with us throughout our entire lives. Whether you are doodling in a notebook or carving your name in the sand, this simple, stream-of-consciousness activity is a window into your deepest, truest self. In Making Marks, you’ll learn that every single line, smudge, or spot you make contains visual imagery with the power to heal the past, develop your sense of empathy, and reveal solutions and answers you never realized before. You don’t need to have any specific experience or skills to benefit from this book; through simple steps and interactive exercises, people of all ages and artistic abilities can gain insight and learn to reconnect with their creative selves. With beautiful black-and-white and full-color illustrations, Making Marks is a powerful guide to self-discovery. Tap into your unconsciousness as artist and spiritual guide Elaine Clayton takes you on a journey of the soul.
From psychologist and children’s friendships expert Eileen Kennedy-Moore and parenting and health writer Christine McLaughlin comes a social development primer that gives kids the answers they need to make and keep friends.Friendships aren’t always easy for kids. Almost every child struggles socially at some time, in some way. Having an argument with a friend, getting teased, or even trying to find a buddy in a new classroom…although these are typical problems, they can be tough. Children want to fit in, but sometimes getting along with friends is complicated. Psychologist and children’s friendship expert Eileen Kennedy-Moore and parenting and health writer Christine McLaughlin give kids the answers they need to make and keep friends using five essential skills: -Reaching Out to Make Friends -Stepping Back to Keep Friends -Blending In to Join Friends -Speaking Up to Share With Friends -Letting Go to Accept Friends With research-based, practical solutions and plenty of true-to-life-examples of social skills in practice—presented in lighthearted humorous cartoons—Growing Friendships is a toolkit for both boys and girls as they make sense of the social environment around them. They will learn how to be open to friendship, choose kind friends, and most important, be a good friend.
Empower yourself in today’s highly connected, socially conscious world as you learn how to wield your passions, digital tools, and the principles of social entrepreneurship to affect real change in your schools, communities, and beyond.At age eleven, Jessica Markowitz learned that girls in Rwanda are often not allowed to attend school, and Richards Rwanda took shape. During his sophomore year of high school, Zach Steinfeld put his love of baking to good use and started the Baking for Breast Cancer Club. Do you wish you could make a difference in your community or even the world? Are you one of the millions of high school teens with a service-learning requirement? Either way, Be a Changemaker will empower you with the confidence and knowledge you need to affect real change. You’ll find all the tools you need right here—through engaging youth profiles, step-by-step exercises, and practical tips, you can start making a difference today. This inspiring guide will teach you how to research ideas, build a team, recruit supportive adults, fundraise, host events, work the media, and, most importantly, create lasting positive change. Apply lessons from the business world to problems that need solving and become a savvy activist with valuable skills that will benefit you for a lifetime!
Discover how to successfully and efficiently calm an angry person or diffuse a volatile situation in ninety seconds or less with this proven and accessible peacekeeping method by self-described “lawyer turned peacemaker” Douglas E. Noll.We live in an increasingly divided world and most of us have encountered our fair share of aggressive people and difficult confrontations. Fortunately, we now have the tools to become peacemakers and transform emotionally volatile situations and hurt feelings to calm, non-aggressive ones. Tested on prison inmates, De-Escalate offers a new set of social listening and communication skills, based on the latest findings in neuroscience and meditation. Along with practical exercises and scenario-based examples, each chapter focuses on specific themes, such as dealing with emotionally charged teenagers and frustrated coworkers. Additionally, Noll shares practical tips on how to be civil in an uncivil society. With De-Escalate, we can bring peace to all facets of life, cultivate healthier relationships, and participate in creating a more caring and compassionate future for us all.
The cofounder of the holistic lifestyle website DailyOM presents a gentle and accessible step-by-step guide to moving from excessive reliance on medications to fundamentally healing yourself through four pillars of natural wellness.Madisyn Taylor was plagued by depression and anxiety, suffering from chronic physical problems that left her desperate for solutions. Spending decades searching for answers, she first turned to the medical community, which put her on a rollercoaster course of numerous doctors, tests, and an unhealthy reliance on medications that left her numb and lifeless. With her happiness and future on the line, she then made the decision to become unmedicated, reaching out to the natural, holistic health realm. And after years of practice and research, Madisyn developed an integrative wellness program that put her back in the driver’s seat of her health, and ultimately, her life. Unmedicated is her thoughtful account of how she broke free from binding mental chains and physical ailments to be happy, healthy, and productive; it is also a guide for you to apply her practical techniques to your own healing journey. Madisyn offers a daily program of easy-to-follow actions based on four pillars that will build a lifelong foundation for health: clear your mind; strengthen your body; nurture your spirit; and find your tribe. Whether you want to be happy and stay happy, find relief from depression and anxiety, or heal and create a healthy change, Unmedicated is a gentle, compassionate, and achievable path that empowers you to take back your life and live fully.
Discover practical strategies to permanently overcome stress and worry from a scientist with first hand experience on how to truly thrive. Knock fear out of the driver’s seat and take control of your own life through simple, proven strategies. There always seems to be plenty to worry about, and worry we do—from nagging concerns to full-blown anxiety. It’s time to stop worrying and instead create a more peaceful, powerful, and purposeful life. Kathryn Tristan’s hands-on, solution-oriented book empowers you to break free from constant fear, worry, and anxiety. She shows how to eliminate automatic doomsday thinking and take back control of your own life. This no-nonsense approach draws from a variety of disciplines to offer a comprehensive guide for rewiring your brain that includes restructuring how you think, easy relaxation exercises, simple lifestyle changes, and transformative spiritual practices. Through personal anecdotes and inspiring true stories, including self-assessment quizzes and the latest science, you’ll discover the secrets to a worry-free existence, including how to: • recognize and eliminate inner trash talk and negative thinking; • create outlook makeovers to slash stress and worry; • master sure-fire worry busters; • and discover calm during chaos.
Love Coming Home is a guide for readers to envision the home of their dreams and manifest them where they live right now no matter what their budget or living situation.Home is your base. Home is your sanctuary. It’s where your best life begins. This friendly guide will give you the tools and knowledge, and empower you to make wherever you live—be it rented, owned, or shared—a place where you will absolutely love coming home to. No matter how much or how little someone has at a given moment, we often hold the belief that our actual dream home will be a place we will eventually move to down the road once we’ve saved enough and worked hard enough to achieve it. We are all striving to discover that perfect place and rarely see the potential in the place we are living in right now. Jennifer Adams, designer and founder of the international home décor company Home by Jennifer Adams®, shares her insider secrets of how you don’t have to wait. In Love Coming Home, Jennifer combines her professional designer’s tool kit of proven tips and resources with her inspirational coaching experience, motivating and empowering you to turn your ideas of a dream home into reality by: demystifying the practical and powerful visualization tool, Vision Boards showing you simple steps to define, refine, and align your home projects and ideas into manageable goals inspiring you to let go of restrictions and take action with confidence sharing her top eleven designer’s secrets, and so much more Jennifer’s step-by-step, room-by-room, guidance will help you create a welcoming and functioning space that expresses your unique individuality throughout even the smallest to largest of floor plans. Your dwelling can become an environment that supports and inspires you, to be your perfect sanctuary, because home is where your best life begins!
Why Does Daddy Always Look So Sad? is a poignant and honest memoir detailing Jude Morrow’s journey to parenthood, and how his autism profoundly affected that journey, for both better and worse, bringing hope to all who live with autism as well as those who care for someone on the spectrum.I knew that Jupiter has seventy-nine known moons and where the swimming pool was located on the Titanic, yet I didn’t know how to connect with this beautiful child who called me “Daddy.” Why Does Daddy Always Look So Sad? is a candid view of life and love through the eyes of an autistic adult—who went from being a nonverbal and aggressive child to a hard working and responsible father to a non-autistic son. Growing up autistic, Jude Morrow faced immense challenges and marginalization, but he was able to successfully—though not without difficulty—finish university and transition into a successful career and eventually parenthood. Those with autism can have difficulty understanding the world around them and can find it hard to find their voice, but in this poignant and honest memoir, Jude defiantly uses his found voice to break down the misconceptions and societal beliefs surrounding autism, bringing hope to all who live with autism as well as those who care for someone on the spectrum. Jude views his autism as a gift to be shared, not a burden to be pitied, and as he demonstrates through his honest recollections and observations, autistic people’s lives can be every bit as happy and fulfilling as those not on the spectrum.
We are a technological society, no doubt about it. Our devices keep us informed while isolating us from each other and from ourselves, our true selves. There is, however, another technology, an inner technology that brings us back to our true selves and gives us the ability to create lives of joy, abundance and wisdom. Kim Stanwood Terranova calls it The Technology of Intention and in this book she teaches the reader how to tap into this technology and unleash its power. We all have the power we ve just forgotten how to use it. Intentions give us the pathway to consciously create our lives. They are the powerful force that points the energy in the direction of all we wish to manifest. This book is a guiding light in assisting us to not only understand the power we each have, but also to give us the road map and step-by-step process to ignite that power.
Readers witness fictional company president Jack MacDonald use the wisdom from A Course in Miracles to transform his company and relationships beyond anything he could ever imagine.Written in story form, Miracle Minded Manager approachably integrates the lessons author John J. Murphy has learned in both his personal and professional life since first learning about A Course in Miracles in 2008. Murphy credits the Course for accelerating his growth and prosperity and quadrupling his business revenues within two years, and now you, too, can benefit from the blending of lessons from A Course in Miracles and Murphy’s modern-day training. Jack MacDonald, president of TYPCO, is trying to transform his company. He’s hit a roadblock with unhelpful and defensive direct reports and ingrained systems of doing business that no longer serve. Unsure of how to continue, he turns to business consultant Jordan Mckay, who has helped Jack with management challenges in the past. Jack is surprised that instead of suggesting practical business tactics, Jordan encourages him to adopt A Course in Miracles to open his mind and let go of ego. Though at first, he’s reluctant, Jack and his wife, Judy, begin to follow the Course. The results are life changing.
Gas Money is a heartwarming, honest narrative that shows how the everyday people we come in contact with can shape our lives forever. Packed with much humor, lots of inspiration and occasional sadness, the collection of true stories captures the perspective and imagination of a six-year-old black boy growing up in 1960s Virginia and his soul-searching journey over the next five decades.
“An Awakening Walk: 500 Miles to Self-Love & Acceptance on the Camino de Santiago,” Luminare Press. This book is a narrative of the journey that shook the author to her core. Shedding layers of self-recrimination and self- judgement she carried through her life, she found herself broken wide open. Over the 500 mile trail Jennifer released tears of grief, anger, and finally learned to embrace those sides of herself that were banished out of shame, fear, and social conditioning. This book is a brutally honest tale of one woman’s dogged tenacity to break through the barrier of her own self-abandonment in which she spent decades conforming and bending to the will of others, and finally her triumphant deliverance into unconditional self-love. The physical and personal challenge for the author turned out to be a gut wrenching, self-exploration towards finding herself. Along the trails of the famed Camino de Santiago of Spain, Jennifer sheds her false self, layer by layer, and at the end of her walk, embraces the authentic beautiful woman she longed for. Old wretched pain and wounds rise to the surface as she purges and heals, step by painful step. The book offers a scenic portrayal of the beautiful landscapes, hotels and inns, churches and cathedrals, local purveyors, and cuisines native to the culture, woven poetically through the author’s observant eye for colorful imagery, delectable aromas, and architectural design. Filled with positive affirmations, mantras, prayers, and meditations on “A Course in Miracles,” this day by day journey is a spiritual roadmap to walking the Camino. Inspired by her cathartic pilgrimage, the author now arranges tours to assist and guide others to explore, heal, and commune along the trails of the Camino along with other sacred journeys.
In order to fully understand what is happening outside of you, you must first understand what is happening inside of you. Your actions are a projection of your thoughts. Understanding yourself is understanding existence as a whole. Earthly life is about tests and lessons and through them you can master your spiritual development. The universe is mental. Therefore, you have to learn how to master your mind in order to master and create your life. This book is about understanding how to identify and find your way through those moments by releasing societal chains, long-term conditioned strongholds, and breaking through your multilayered self. The chapters break down life in a simple format and share tools to assist you in looking into your inner self in order to Free Your Spirit and Release Your Soul and to uncover the Inner Peace now dormant within you.
Have you ever watched your thoughts manifest in 3-D reality and wondered how that is possible?DREAM BIG takes you on a journey into the greater mystery of the universe. Learn step by step, through fascinating stories, how to manifest your goals and dreams. At the same time you dream big, you create a better life for yourself and the planet. We are living in a consciousness interactive universe. For you to become the master of your destiny, you need to dive into your subconscious mind and reach into your super-consciousness.Travel with Ilona Selke across the globe and into other levels of consciousness, as she describes in easy to follow steps, just how magical life really is. You will come away inspired and equipped to make your dreams come true and to create a better life for yourself and the planet.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The bestselling author of Zealot and host of Believer explores humanity’s quest to make sense of the divine in this concise and fascinating history of our understanding of God. In Zealot, Reza Aslan replaced the staid, well-worn portrayal of Jesus of Nazareth with a startling new image of the man in all his contradictions. In his new book, Aslan takes on a subject even more immense: God, writ large. In layered prose and with thoughtful, accessible scholarship, Aslan narrates the history of religion as a remarkably cohesive attempt to understand the divine by giving it human traits and emotions. According to Aslan, this innate desire to humanize God is hardwired in our brains, making it a central feature of nearly every religious tradition. As Aslan writes, “Whether we are aware of it or not, and regardless of whether we’re believers or not, what the vast majority of us think about when we think about God is a divine version of ourselves.” But this projection is not without consequences. We bestow upon God not just all that is good in human nature—our compassion, our thirst for justice—but all that is bad in it: our greed, our bigotry, our penchant for violence. All these qualities inform our religions, cultures, and governments. More than just a history of our understanding of God, this book is an attempt to get to the root of this humanizing impulse in order to develop a more universal spirituality. Whether you believe in one God, many gods, or no god at all, God: A Human History will challenge the way you think about the divine and its role in our everyday lives.Praise for God“Timely, riveting, enlightening and necessary.”—HuffPost “Tantalizing . . . Driven by [Reza] Aslan’s grace and curiosity, God . . . helps us pan out from our troubled times, while asking us to consider a more expansive view of the divine in contemporary life.”—The Seattle Times “A fascinating exploration of the interaction of our humanity and God.”—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette “[Aslan’s] slim, yet ambitious book [is] the story of how humans have created God with a capital G, and it’s thoroughly mind-blowing.”—Los Angeles Review of Books “Aslan is a born storyteller, and there is much to enjoy in this intelligent survey.”—San Francisco Chronicle