Cold Fusion Presents: New Thinking

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ColdFusion − New Thinking About Technology and Science

What can history’s greatest breakthroughs in science and technology teach us about the future?

New Thinking: The world has never been so unstable. Now, more than ever, we need to understand our history, learn from our mistakes and embrace science and technology as we push into the future. In his debut book, New Thinking: The Technology and Science That Transformed Our World, Dagogo Altraide of YouTube's ColdFusion breaks down the history of gamechanger breakthroughs in the world of science and technology that have shaped our modern world and will impact the future.

Disruptive technology and innovation: The Industrial Revolution was the most significant event in human history since the domestication of animals and plants, leading to 50 years of growth and development making the western world almost unrecognizable. Today another revolution is taking place, and at its core is disruptive technology and innovation. It’s clear that the pace of technology is increasing rapidly, and in the past 100 years there has been more change due to disruptive technology than we could have ever imagined. The pace of this disruptive technology revolution is swift, almost exponential, but what’s the story behind it? What were those special moments in time that changed the future forever?

From the steam engine revolution to the electric world of Tesla, the first photograph to the invention of the internet, this book explores the hidden secrets of science and technology to help us understand each gamechanger that has shaped the future.

In New Thinking: The Technology and Science That Transformed Our Worldyou will delight in learning about and appreciate:

  • How a technology can spawn a new technology, and how they influence each other
  • How our modern world came to be
  • Our incredible modern world and potential for the future
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Plan Be!

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The affirmations, quotes and ideas in this book are a set of tools for you to use in your self-development. They are for “inner work.” And, you know what they say about happiness, that it’s an “inside job,” which is 100% true. These suggestions vary widely from spiritual aspirations to very simple, straightforward and practical ideas. Much has to do with adjusting your attitude. Depending on the day, it might be a slight adjustment or a major overhaul but the more you practice daily affirmations, the fewer adjustments you’ll need. One day, you will realize you have mastered the art of “thinking happy” and are looking at the bright side of life, every day. Incorporating this as a daily practice will build “mental muscle” and help you achieve the all-important optimistic way of thinking. I very much like the idea of idea of undertaking the inner work of self-development and working your way to a better you. I am also a strong advocate for believing in yourself and loving yourself more each and every day. These are habits that can easily be reinforced by practices such as journaling, creating your own affirmations and talking to yourself in the positive. Like an engine driving you toward greater things, self belief brings you closers to your life’s purpose, your personal mission and will absolutely make you a happier camper. Daily affirmations help build the optimistic mindset. So, try it. Easy as pie and just as sweet.

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Dark Moon Magic

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Your Practical Wiccan Guide to Life

Take advantage of centuries of knowledge: In this utterly unique grimoire, bestselling author Cerridwen Greenleaf gathers celestial lore, history, and mythology, drawing from the Dark Ages mystical practices of the original Gothic tribes, Scandinavian shamans and other medieval sources to infuse these spells with the magic of the ancients, allowing the modern reader to tap into that pure power. Here, you’ll learn how to call upon the fairy world and little-known gods and goddesses to empower your magical workings, as well as ways to consecrate and wield magical tools, create a home and garden full of enchantment, and rituals to enhance every aspect of your life. With Dark Moon Magic, she has crafted nothing less than a Wiccan mystery school in book form.

Live in tune with the moon: Magicians, alchemists, witches and wise women of ancient times knew how to harmonize their lives with the heavenly cycles and seasons and were able to navigate these tides to benefit their lives, both in the inner and outer spheres. We can all use some assistance with our love (and sex!) lives as well as with more worldly matters like money, and Dark Moon Magic’s tools of divination, spellwork, amulets, and charms can make a key difference. And with life’s increasingly frantic pace, the search for serenity is now more important than ever. Herein may be found the keys to rising above the fray and embracing a life of abundance and joy.

Reach the ultimate serenity: All of us need an edge in these difficult times, and Dark Moon Magic can help. Think of these as pagan prescriptions for the twenty-first century, guaranteed to banish stress, ease tension, and add comfort, joy, and magic to your daily life. Learn which moon phase is best for manifesting money, as well as how to recognize the optimal star signs for love and romance, the ideal timing for a job interview, or when to ask for a raise or even the best time to plant your magical herbs.

What You’ll Learn Inside Dark Moon Magic:

  • The magical origins of “Winter is Coming” and how it applies to 21st Century Wicca
  • How to Plant a Fairy Garden that will call benevolent spirits to help you!
  • The importance of creating an altar and caring for your crystals and tools of magick
  • The art of “Wiccan feng shui” and how to create sacred space and sanctuary
  • A Conjuring Calendar for an entire year of spells, charms, festivals and rituals
  • Astrological and lunar connections you can use for money, love, success and healing
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Super Ager

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Live long and prosper

One of America's top yoga and embodied mindfulness teachers reveals secrets and practices for optimal aging

Relationships matter: Super Ager has everything you need to know to "live long and prosper"; from movement, diet, fasting, brain and memory health to the major impact of relationships on longevity.

Younger aging: Filled with science, suggestions for gentle daily movement, natural remedies and modern wisdom, Super Ager is a practical and concise guide to optimal aging. Yoga instructor, nutrition expert and healthy living blogger Elise Marie Collins has compiled a comprehensive look at what “Super Agers” are doing to live long and prosper. Learn about movement at any age, brain fitness and memory maintenance, foods, vitamin and mineral content cues and clues, and what they do to promote health, prevent disease, and decrease and reverse symptoms of illness.

Increased lifespan, better healthspan: In her revolutionary book, Collins presents us with a bold new paradigm of aging, showing us how we can increase not only our lifespan but also our health span. Through a journey of cultures that have the distinction of producing some of the world’s healthiest, oldest people, Collins reveals the secrets for living an extended and fulfilling life in which our later years become a period of wisdom, vitality, and happiness. From India to Japan, northern Europe and the Greek Island of Ikaria “where people forgot to die,” she shows how the unique lifestyles of these people can influence and improve our own lives.

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A Cookie to Celebrate

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Life is short—celebrate with cookies!

Follow along with photograph-filled instructions: A Cookie to Celebrate is an instant cookie-baking classic, packed with 50 recipes, each gorgeously photographed and meticulously tested, along with dozens of decorating and packaging ideas. These inventive and inspired cookies will be perfect for sharing with your friends on Instagram—or for sharing with them in person!

Desserts made to impress at your next party: What sets A Cookie to Celebrate apart is the detailed instructions for gorgeous special occasion cookies, from birthdays to anniversaries to graduations. These cookies are edible ornaments, perfect for the holidays, resulting in a cook book like no other. Because the recipes are easy to scale up or down, they’re great for cookie exchanges, gift-giving, and just enjoying throughout the season.

Bake professional-tasting cookies right at home: Jana Douglass is the founder of Jana Lee's Bake Shop, a luxury bake shop specializing in decorated cut-out sugar cookies for special events and celebrations. In A Cookie to Celebrate, she shares her baking expertise along with dozens of recipes for these delicious desserts. From a veteran baker and recipe developer, each cookie in this collection is guaranteed to be a stand-out, and destined to become your new classic.

Reimagined recipes and exciting new treats: A Cookie to Celebrate is filled with reimagined favorites like Sugar Cookies and Sandwich Cookies—confections decorated for every season and reason. Or try something new with lemon-flavored icing for spring, ice cream cone cookies in summer, a Halloween Jack-O-Lantern cookie in the fall, or hot coco cookies in winter.

A Cookie to Celebrate is full of cookie baking tips, recipes, and presentation ides. With Jana’s cook book, you will discover:

  • How to expertly roll, cut, and bake your cookie dough
  • Helpful tools for coloring and piping icing
  • Creative ways to spice up classic desserts—or try something new!
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Badass Affirmations

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A funny, inspirational banquet of delicious bon mots, quips, and unforgettable one-liners from movie stars, musicians, politicians, and women writers. Sometimes shocking, always entertaining, everyone from Rihanna to Rosie to Dr. Ruth to Margaret Atwood weighs in on the meaning of life with badass women wit and timeless wisdom.

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Bad at Adulting, Good at Feminism

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Relationships ─ expectations vs. reality

Planet Prudence comics: A top online illustrator, Prudence ""Planet Prudence"" Geerts, presents her take on the struggles of adulting and finding your own voice.

Funny comics: Bad at Adulting, Good at Feminism is the debut collection from Prudence Geerts. Brand new, never before seen strips bundled with all the best Planet Prudence comics. This book will make you laugh at the awkward moments we all go through as we learn to be functioning adults in society, in an effort to make the world a better place.

Feminism, single life, and relationships: We all think: “Am I the only one who acts like this? Am I the only one who goes through this moment in life?” Bad at Adulting, Good at Feminism shows you that you’re not. It laughs with you at the struggles we’re going through as we fight for equal pay, respect and realistic role models.

Filled with love, laughter and food, Bad at Adulting, Good at Feminism helps us realize that we’re all not so different afterall."

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Embracing the Awkward

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From First Day of School to First Dance

Who are you? Young adults struggle with lots of issues; finishing up school, finding a career, finding a partner to be with and most importantly figuring out who they are. But who are you? That can often be an overwhelming question to ask, especially when you feel like the people all around you have it figured out and you’re just falling behind them. In fact, you may even have questions that you would NEVER feel comfortable talking to other people about for fear of being judged or even rejected by them. Don’t worry though, you don’t have to navigate life alone, in fact there’s so much untapped potential in you that the world has yet to see.

Realize your potential: It can be hard to see the potential we have to do really wonderful things in this world. Figuring out how to make friends, develop relationships and to be confident is a step-by-step process. Now help is available in Embracing the Awkward, written by the popular teen-advice-YouTuber, The Josh Speaks. This down-to-earth guide will help you feel comfortable taking small steps towards being somebody great. In this book Josh walks through the step-by-step process for sorting out the confusion around teen questions. This isn’t another dry instructional book written by a boring adult who is disconnected from the millennial reality, it’s a guide, a workbook, an empowering step towards trying things out, discovering who you are and truly becoming your best self.

Embracing the Awkward gives teens materials for developing their own unique style of speaking and engaging with others.The book contains workbook elements for each chapter that offer a step-by-step checklist of activities to follow, along with examples of things to say, topics to talk about and ways to lead into situations. Also, it contains infographics that show how to:

  • approach people
  • determine when you’ve hit the point of highest attraction
  • lead into conversations with groups of people

    The book covers topics like making strong friendships in school, approaching your crushes and asking them out, dealing with failure and rejection, and maintaining your family relationships. This book will help you build upon the skills you have deep inside of you so you can structure your life and shake the world around you by truly being somebody great.

    Chapter topics include:

     

  • Feeling comfortable in your school environment
  • Updating your style and look so you feel confident
  • Deciding on a person who’s worth getting to know
  • Having a conversation with someone you like
  • Avoiding getting friend zoned
  • How to deal with rejection
  • Techniques for becoming popular and gaining respect
  • Handling your parents getting involved in your dating life
  • The different methods of asking someone out
  • Figuring out what you can do on a first date and beyond
  • Maintaining a long distance relationship
  • What it takes to be a good partner in a relationship
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Guerrilla Kindness and Other Acts of Creative Resistance

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#1 Amazon New Release ─ Resistance Crafts

Craftivism can be your voice of resistance: Craftivism is a non-threatening form of activism that gives people a voice when they feel voiceless and power where they feel powerless. It is an international movement for our time and noted Craftivism expert Sayraphim Lothian has put together the first-ever tutorial book on craftivism.

In Guerilla Kindness: artist, scholar, activist, and YouTube art teacher Sayraphim Lothian gives you an introduction to the art of craftivism, and provides a brief history of creative resistance. This master craftivist shows you how to make and use various crafts for political and protest purposes including:

  • Embroidery
  • Cross stitch
  • Knitting
  • Stenciling
  • Decoupage
  • Stamping
  • and much more

Join us in the Craftivism movement: Craftivism is a growing worldwide movement in which handcrafted works are being used to highlight political issues, creatively engage in activism, and encourage change in the world. Craftivists employ their works to open a space for people to be introduced to issues and to broaden the discussion surrounding them. While it might seem that this most colorful movement began recently, creative resistance has been with us for centuries around the globe, and craftivism and makers stating their mind through the medium of art is here to stay.

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You Can Be A Winning Writer

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Praised as “the clearest roadmap to success,” the 4 Cs system has yielded spectacular results for CEOs and doctors, college professors and MFAs, playwrights, and poets. For over ten years, Ms. Gelfand has presented the 4 Cs at conferences and book festivals, libraries and college lecture halls igniting writer’s enthusiasm. From the first draft to a marketable piece, the 4 Cs explores the writer’s inner and outer worlds making the argument for community as a key element to becoming a winning writer. Advice on building a fan base is followed by “Confidence,” a frank exploration of the blocks that keep manuscripts locked in the drawer. With a splash of humor, a dose of empathy and real-world anecdotes, the 4cs guidance and wisdom will inspire and encourage writers at any stage of their career. Including an appendix on post-publication strategies, essential resources and a directory of useful organizations, “You Can Be a Winning Writer” covers the landscape of becoming a successful author.

What you’ll learn inside this book:

  • •How to structure a plan for success that works for you
  • Discover new publishing resources
  • Unravel the ‘self-publish’ or ‘agent’ dilemma
  • How to ‘fire on all burners’ – craft, commitment, community and confidence
  • How to stick with your dream when all roads are blocked
  • What it means to be ‘a friend to writers’
  • True stories of writer’s process, failures, and setbacks
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Anime Impact

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#1 Amazon New Release — The life-changing power of anime

Iconic movies and TV shows from Japan: Japanese animation—or anime—holds a special place in the hearts of countless fans around the globe. Since the early days of Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boy to Makoto Shinkai’s astounding success with Your Name, anime has left an undeniable impact on our culture.

Insights from filmmakers, authors, and YouTube stars: Anime Impact explores the impression the medium has left on various fans with detailed discussions on television shows and movies from the 1960s all the way to the present. You’ll hear from YouTube film critic Chris Stuckmann and many others like Ready Player One author Ernest Cline and YouTube stars “Nostalgia Critic” Doug Walker, Robert Walker, Bennett “BennettTheSage” White, Tristan "Arkada" Gallant of Glass Reflection and manga artist Mark Crilley. Learn how anime has impacted culture from authors, artists, critics, anime enthusiasts, and super fans such as John Rodriguez, Alicia Malone, Emma Fyffe, and many more.

Each writer has detailed their personal experiences of discovery and how anime has changed their life. Many discuss the implications that some anime shows and movies have on our society. Readers will learn about the impact of:

  • anime classics such as GundamAkiraSailor MoonSpirited Away and other Studio Ghibli films
  • the biggest names in anime like One PieceDragon Ball ZPokémonNaruto, and Attack on Titan
  • movies and shows both legendary and niche alike
  • truly unique hidden gems rarely seen outside of Japan
  • and much more

Anime from the heart: While many books on anime simply offer a list of “essential titles” and recommendations, Anime Impact goes deeper by showcasing the many voices of anime’s biggest fans. You’ll find many distinct stories that only each specific writer could tell, all painting a fun and surprisingly touching portrait of the true impact of anime over multiple generations.

Anime Impact explores the effects and lasting appeal of anime across all genres and across five decades!

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Building A Winning Culture In Government

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Building Successful Government

Government Culture — Our government organizations face political fallout, media scrutiny, reduced funding, and the many challenges involved in motivating large, multi-layered and highly regulated organizations. It’s no surprise that many government organizations report that their employees are less engaged than ever and that leaders feel helpless to change the situation. In many cases, employees and government leaders are caught in a vicious cycle. Performance declines, scrutiny increases, and employee paralysis ensues.

How do you break this cycle and begin building successful government? You change the mindset from “leaders are a select few in the organization” to “everyone can and should be a leader.” This simple shift is key to building successful government organizations in the 21st century. If every member of the organization is a leader, it enables government organizations to leverage the power of five highly effective and proven FranklinCovey practices that have made private sector organizations successful and are now bringing about positive change in public sector organizations.

Five highly effective practices that you will learn in Building a Winning Culture in Government: These five practices will transform your government organization into one that is more responsive to the public interest and provide a more rewarding, less stressful, and overall better life for your employees:

  • Practice 1: Lead with purpose and find your organization's mission, mantra, or manifesto: An engaging mission must appeal to people’s passionate interests, leverage their distinctive talents, satisfy the conscience, and meet a compelling market need. You will learn how to find the voice of the organization and connect and align accordingly.
  • Practice 2: Make the 7 Habits of Highly Successful People your organization's operating system: Move the 7 Habits to the next level by learning how to execute your strategy with excellence and precision using the "4 Disciplines of Execution". Learn the significance of "wildly important goals", "lead measures", creating a "compelling scoreboard" and a "cadence of accountability".
  • Practice 3: Unleash and engage people to do infinitely more than you imagined they could: You will learn the process for building successful government and reducing stress within your team by applying a system that enables you to "Act on the Important, Don’t React to the Urgent".
  • Practice 4: Inspire trust and be the most trusted organization possible: Trust is the great accelerator. Where trust is high, everything is faster and less complicated, and where trust is low, everything is slower, costlier, and encumbered with suspicion.
  • Practice 5: Create intense loyalty with all stakeholders: Loyal workers and loyal customers are worth gold. Mission Essential: Building a Winning Culture in Government will help government leaders create lasting change in their organizations ─ build a culture of passion and excellence, serve the public interest, provide satisfaction to team members, and create a better life for everyone involved.
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Creating Business Magic

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This book takes everything these three remarkable authors—a corporate strategist, the former acting director of the CIA, and a world-renowned magician—have learned about magic and packs it into a unique framework that captures the best of this art form and relates it directly to key lessons applicable to a wide variety of business enterprises. The authors’ objective is not to create a new generation of magicians, but to adapt nine strategies of the world’s greatest magicians and inspire boundless imagination, bolster innovation, energize leadership, and spark success in any business.

At the core of Creating Business Magic is the belief that imagination can make magicians of us all. Each chapter opens with a scenario depicting a pivotal historic moment in magic—from Harry Houdini to Doug Henning to Penn and Teller to David Copperfield—and uses it as a starting point to explore how the magical technique employed can create a fertile environment for industry disruptive innovation and propel a company light years ahead of the competition. The nine disruptive strategies presented by the authors demonstrate how to:

  • anticipate the next trends out of thin air;
  • create remarkable new products that wow customers;
  • launch marketing and advertising campaigns that will mesmerize “aspirationals”;
  • make dazzling sales presentations;
  • resolve seemingly unsolvable business dilemmas;
  • and inspire teams with resilient change leadership in which the “status quo” is never acceptable and each year the organization incorporates new “tricks” into its act.

 

Specifically designed for companies seeking to achieve the transformative, innovative results of the authors’ illustrious corporate and political clientele—GE, Apple, Coca-Cola, Disney, Microsoft, Google, NBC, five Nobel Prize winners, and even President Barack Obama—Creating Business Magic is both an authoritative business management book and a spectacular, entertaining read.

From the Forward

"A political and corporate strategist who has advised winning global presidential campaigns and Fortune 100 CEOs, the former Acting Director of the CIA, and one of magic’s true legends combine their perspectives to illuminate how the power of magic can ignite your own imagination, power through barriers, and get way ahead of any competition."

                      -- David Copperfield

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The Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos

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The Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos—Natural Lighting & Composition recipes for improving your photography, right now!

Picture perfect secrets: There’s a common misconception that composition and lighting are mysterious and that only certain people have that natural gift for the techniques involved. The truth is that both involve a set of skills that you can master. Just as you can use cookbook recipes to make your favorite meal—you don’t have to be a famous French chef—you also can make picture perfect photos just by following a recipe!

Easy-to-follow photography lighting and composition recipes: Marc Silber has spent years studying the works of masters and interviewing some of the biggest names in photography. Now he can provide you with simple and easy-to-follow recipes for creating photographs that you and others will love! The Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos: 83 Composition Tools from the Master puts at your fingertips ideas for improving your skills by giving you easy-to-follow “recipes” that will improve your photography right now!

Take your photography to the next level: Composition and use of natural light are the two biggest keys to creating photos that others will love. No matter what kind of camera or smartphone you’re using, you can take your photography to the next level and beyond by learning lighting and composition tools and secrets known to the masters of the art.

Carry The Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos in your camera bag: The book is compact in size and easy to carry with you, so you can flip to the look you want and follow the recipe for creating an image that inspires you. Use it when you’re out photographing to get new ideas and inspiration. You’ll be able to rapidly up your photography game by learning the skills in the book.

Key benefits of owning The Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos include:

  • Taking better photographs today by learning the keys to composition and lighting
  • Having quick and easy to follow “recipes” for composition and lighting at your fingertips
  • Learning the secrets of composition and lighting from the masters
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Eating Across America

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Eating Across America is the perfect book for the travel foodie in all of us.

Eating Across America is a taste bud party of the countrys best food trucks, street foods and cheap eats. Sometimes messy, but always made with love, eating out at local trucks and hole in the walls has become a movement. Daymon Patterson, better known as Daymn Drops on YouTube and as the food correspondent on the award-winning Rachel Ray Show, details the definitive road map to truly tasting Americana. Daymon initially gained popularity on YouTube for his video review of a Five Guys takeout meal, which spawned into a viral sensation. Since then, Patterson's taste for quick and delicious meals has continued to grow, resulting in the mega successful digital series: pickup truck food reviews. Prior to joining Rachel Ray, he hosted Best Daym Fast Takeout, on the Travel Channel, detailing the best spots for quick bite. With recent works featured on The Jimmy Fallon show, Daymon’s culinary journey continues to grow. 

"Having become friends with Daym Drops -- after he hilariously, and quite candidly, reviewed my families Wahlburgers restaurant -- I quickly realized that behind the outrageous comedy of his uniquely outrageous internet food reviews, is an incredibly unique man. A man with a giant heart, matched only by his giant frame and equally giant appetite. But, whether you know him personally or not, one thing is clear to anyone whose laughed their asses off to his culinary critiques - Daym Drops knows food! As a food critic, and as a friend, I give him five stars -- and you better believe the screen is shaking too, foodie fam!"

           -Donnie Wahlberg, co-owner of Wahlburgers

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Real Life Mindfulness

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Real Life Mindfulness is a series of reflections that can illuminate every aspect of life. Authors Becca Anderson offers readers guidance on using the opportune moments between everything else for spiritual self-care. In the same way, we lovingly tend a garden, so does our soul requires nourishment and attention. Your happiness quotient will soar with the practices and meditations in Real Life Mindfulness. By following the suggestions in this gentle guide, you’ll be able to focus on becoming more fully awake to who you really are.

In her own words, Elise Marie Collins adds, “People are overbooked, overcommitted and often feel lost and filled with anxiety. I went through this myself and found my way to back to myself through the practice of mindfulness. You can, too.”

In just a few minutes a day, Real Life Mindfulness will bring you the calmness and clarity that an over-demanding schedule steals from you. A welcome respite for anyone whose gear shift is perpetually in overdrive, Real Life Mindfulness is an invitation to rest, find peace, awaken, and remember. It offers deceptively simple wisdom to help readers sharpen their senses and make room for life.

What you'll learn inside this book:

  • How daily mindfulness calms the mind and reduces stress
  • Why meditating is one of the healthiest things you can do
  • How to live in the moment, a place full of peace and happiness
  • How to get started meditating regularly, whether you are a beginner or just living a busy life
  • What it feels like when meditation focuses your brain and makes you smarter
  • How mindful objectivity and observation bring wisdom
  • How to see the beauty present in everything all around you
  • Nine different ways to meditate
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The Starter Garden Handbook

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Here in one pretty package is everything you need to know to have your garden and eat it, too! Here is marvelous advice to reduce your food budget, eat organic, and keep your home eco-friendly. Inside, you'll find tips for greening up all areas of your garden. Learn surprising facts about your impact on the environment and change your habits with these do-it-yourself ideas. Start with small changes, like growing basic herbs, and work your way up to raising bees, every kind of vegetable and fruit as well as tips composting weeds, clippings and leftovers so you have nutrient-rich soil. Whether you aspire to green rookie level, eco-master or full-on gardening guru , you can lean to grow your own food and help the planet every week of the year with The Starter Garden Handbook.

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