The Joy Factor

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Holistic Health for the Mind and Body

“This combination book/workbook is sure to be a welcome companion to anyone seeking to bring vitality and radiant health into their lives.”—Neal Barnard, founder and president, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

The Joy Factor explores the mind-body connection of holistic health in a way that anyone can understand. With simple, easy-to-implement practices, you’ll be looking—and feeling—healthier in no time. 

Mind your mind to mind your body. Have you ever been physically fine but felt bad all the same? A pioneer of the mind-body-spirit approach to wellness, author Susan Smith Jones knows that health starts with your heart—and not your physical one. A positive mindset and a spirit of gratitude sets the groundwork for a more holistic healing of both the body and the mind. Illuminated through sacred practices like breathwork, visualizations, community work, and more, discover a sense of wonder and a youthful zest for life—no matter your age. 

Embrace holistic health in everyday life choices. Discover the benefits of eating a plant-based, whole food diet and how easily exercise becomes a part of your daily routine when you find activities you love to do. After all, it’s the simple things we do for ourselves and our community every day that make us glow with good health—it’s not "all about me"; it’s about how “me” meets the world.

Inside The Joy Factor, discover:

  • Recipes, tips, and tricks for healing with food through plant-based and whole foods
  • An herbal medicine guide with recipes and explanations of natural remedies
  • How to keep a healthy, vibrant, and youthful mindset through meditations, prayer practice, and more

If you like holistic health books like Radical Longevity, The Mindbody Prescription, or Eat to Beat Disease, you’ll love The Joy Factor.

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Chakra Foods for Optimum Health

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Healing Foods for the Mind, Body, and Soul

Rejuvenate your body and spirit with smart food choices. Nutritionist and yoga practitioner Deanna Minich's Chakra Foods for Optimum Health will teach you how to recover from emotional and physical woes through making the right food choices. Not a diet book, it looks at both the nutritional and spiritual aspects of the foods we eat and how they can heal us.

Nutrition for the soul. Minich drew from her extensive knowledge and highly successful "Nutrition from the Soul" classes to make this essential chakra food guide and cookbook. For each of the chakras, specific affirmations and other practices are offered alongside meal plans and recipes.

Improve your energy, creativity, and heart. Similar to other forms of energy healing, Chakra Foods for Optimum Health looks at your mind, body, and soul holistically. In this book, you will find:

  • Specific foods and practices that can help with each chakra
  • Lists, charts, and diagrams to help you easily pinpoint what you need
  • Clearly explained, actionable information that you can implement in your life today

Readers of chakra books like Essential Chakra MeditationThe Ultimate Guide to Chakras, and Chakra Healing will be inspired and encouraged by Chakra Foods for Optimum Health.

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Wild Women Throw a Party

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Party Planning with Famous Feminists

Whoever said a woman’s place was in the home might have been right─these famous feminists can bring home the bacon, fry it up, and entertain all at the same time. Master chef and co-author Lynette Shirk returns to stir up a bestselling batch of stories, anecdotes, recipes, and food trivia inspired by influential women.

A woman’s place is where the party is. Get ready to party like it’s 1929 with Zelda Fitzgerald, drink cosmos like Sarah Jessica Parker, and have a picnic à la Mary Pickford. From Dollywood to Hollywood, these dazzling dames and sassy sauciers know how to sling spaghetti, toss any salad, and dish up the desserts. Part how-to, part history, and 100 percent hilarious, Wild Women Throw a Party includes 110 original recipes inspired by the stories of our favorite famous feminists.

What is feminism without a little fun? Who knew dangerous debutante Peggy Guggenheim, famous for her arty salons, was also a gifted gourmet? Or that when Eleanor Roosevelt wasn’t serving at soup kitchens, she was throwing and attending the most elegant “do’s” around. Wild Women Throw a Party explores women’s history, food trivia, and party planning ideas while asking, What is feminism? Who is a feminist? And where exactly do we find a woman’s place? An intersection of feminism and the home, this party planning guide includes fun ideas inspired by influential women, like:

  • Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede.
  • Joan Crawford’s Mother's Day "Mommy Dearest" Breakfast
  • Sophia Loren’s Better Than a Spaghetti Western Pasta Pajama Party
  • And more!

If you enjoy women’s history, or books like Rage BakingFree the TippleWomen's Libation!, or Empowdered Sugar, then you’ll love Wild Women Throw a Party.

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Simple Pleasures of the Kitchen

The kitchen really is the heart of the home. It's the first place family and friends gather, not only to prepare and eat food, but to chat, sip tea, snack on home-baked cookies, unwind after a tough day, and reconnect with loved ones.

The latest in the Simple Pleasures series of books, Simple Pleasures of the Kitchen captures the essence of the kitchen. It offers a cornucopia of recipes, food-based crafts, and family activities, as well as stories from kitchens around the world. Simple Pleasures of the Kitchen is a book—and a gift—sure to warm anyone's heart, no matter what the weather.

Organized by season, the book offers:

  • Spring Flings
  • The Savor of Summer
  • Autumn's Abundance
  • Cozying Up in Winter

Susannah Seton's Simple Pleasures books continually delight readers with their down-home, heart-warming recipes, crafts, and activities that bring the whole family together.

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Romancing the Stove

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Celebrated Recipes and Delicious Fun for Every Kitchen Godde

A lively and delectable tribute to the sensuous arts of cooking, loving, and living, Romancing the Stove is sure to stir the senses, and tickle the taste buds Combining crowdpleasing original recipes, mythology, and failsafe trade secrets, chef and culinary courtesan Margie Lapanja (famous for her Cowboy Cookie reciperevealed for the first time in this book) has concocted the most unique, engaging collection of mouthwatering menus and fun stories.

Romancing the Stove is a delicious read, filled with goddess tales, practical tips, fascinating food facts, divine dishes, and a fine seasoning of quotes. Lapanja reveals the pleasure of the table for everyone from skilled gourmets to the ultimate kitchen klutz. Recipes include dishes as diverse as classic Pain Perdu (known to the French as "Lost Bread")a resourceful resolution for those unloved loaves that were destined to go staleto Love Apple Linguine and Deepest, Darkest Devil's Food Cake.

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Simple Pleasures

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Simple Pleasures Series

The Art of Living Well Year-Round

An abundant sourcebook of ideas, inspirational quotes, recipes, and activities, Simple Pleasures shows you how to appreciate the simple things that make up your daily life.

Secrets to happiness. Happiness in today’s frantic world is to learn how to enjoy less than we can afford. Rediscover the pleasures our grandparents knew when life was quieter and slower. When children without TVs knew how to amuse themselves. When pleasures were made not bought and enjoyed all the more because of it. From the recipe for a homemade herbal bath to quick and easy recommendations for an instant room makeover, the suggestions collected in this book offer a new appreciation for the everyday activities that nurture and comfort you.

Self-care made easy. Organized seasonally and full of touching stories, practical tips, and dozens of satisfying crafts, Simple Pleasures is both a guide to and a celebration of the art of living well. Inside, find self-care tips and learn how to:

  • Make your own perfume and body lotion
  • Create old fashioned sachets
  • Bake the world’s best cookies

If you enjoyed other books in the Simple Pleasures series by Susannah Seton such as 365 Simple PleasuresSimple Pleasures of the Home, and Simple Pleasures for the Holidays or books like The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-CareThe Self Care Prescription, or The Spirit Almanac, you’ll love 365 Simple Pleasures.

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Food Men Love

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One of the best ways to enhance the quality of our lives is to treat ourselves to the foods we lovethe more often, the better Kitchen Goddess Margie Lapanja interviewed hundreds of men to compile this culinary collection of their favorite meals for a oneofakind cookbook filled with recipes, fascinating food trivia, and fun stories from the kitchen.

Whether a seasoned chef, a barbecuehappy bachelor, or a loving husband, men are taking up the tongs and giving the salad spinner a whirl in increasing numbers. Among the signature recipes of esteemed chefs and kitchen wizards, there are favorite feelgood feasts of superstars, sports heroes, luminaries, grill gurus, starving artists, burger kings, and every man in between. Included in Food Men Love is Tom Cruise's favorite Linguini dish, quarterback John Elway's Hamburger Soup, star chef Mario Batali's Bucatini all 'amatriciana, basketball legend Michael Jordan's 23 Peekytoe Crab Sandwich, and former Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir's Peanut Satay Sauce. Dishes are organized by course in chapters including: Warming Up His Appetite/ Playing with Fire: Seeking Thrills with the Grrrill/ Fowl Play/ and How Sweet It Is: Treat Him to His Just Desserts.

Food Men Love provides the recipes for some alltime favorites that are sure to warm the heart of anyone.

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The Party Girl Cookbook

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Tap into your inner party girl

No more boring parties Whether you're entertaining three people or three hundred, The Party Girl Cookbook can turn you into a party girl and every occasion into a memorable event. Most entertaining books are overly ambitious and complex, or assume you have limitless resources and a catering staff at your disposal. The average woman who wants to give a party without breaking the bank or her back is out of luck. Not any more. The Party Girls' number one rule is, Have fun , even and especially if you're the hostess. No deep frying or stuffing miniature mushrooms for hours on end. Each of the twentyfour themed fetes, from the familiarHalloween and Valentine's Dayto the exoticCome As You Were: Reincarnation Partyinclude ideas for invitations, party favors, decorations, music, games, costumes, and tons of food and drink.

Whether you use The Party Girl Cookbook as a stepbystep guide to throwing the most talkedabout party ever, or as a personal manifesto to living life like a party girl, it will entertain and enlighten you with its humor, energy, and originality.

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Wild Women in the Kitchen

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Not Your Typical Betty Crocker Cookbook

Feminism meets cooking in this addition to the Wild Woman series, pairing recipes by famous female chefs Lynett Rohrer and Nicole Alper with food trivia, stories, and quotes by women.

So you think a woman’s place is in the kitchen. With Betty Drapers and “make me a sandwich” mantras, it’s easy to forget that women have been cooking up a storm for quite some time. Catherine de’Medici was the Johnny Appleseed of Italian food. Nancy Hart shot a Royalist soldier for barging in and interrupting dinner. Turns out, these women really can take the heat. Maybe it’s best to stay out of their kitchen.

Unconventional females and unconditionally good food. Part cookbook, and part women’s history, Wild Women in the Kitchen features 101 recipes to complement the culinary contributions of famous females. With starter recipes curated specifically to these tough cookies, this book replaces female stereotypes with empowering, historical context. Inside, learn about Cleopatra's orgiastic oysters and:

  • Break bread with Golda Meir
  • Serve cucumber sandwiches in Natalie Barney’s Parisian salon
  • Bring over Canard a l’orange like Catherine de’Medici

If you’re in need of a feminist cookbook, and enjoyed reads like The Little House CookbookWomen's Libation!The Little Women Cookbook, or A Woman's Place; then you’ll savor Wild Women in the Kitchen.

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