Codependence and the Power of Detachment

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Live For Yourself, Not Others

Free yourself from codependency and reclaim your sanity, peace, and inner strength with this guide by Karen Casey, the bestselling author of Each Day a New Beginning.

Let go of the need to constantly please others. Do you find yourself molding your entire life and personality around someone else? As if what you need means nothing the moment they enter the room—or even when they're not around? Codependency—living as if what others think matters more than what we think and trying to please or change others—is an insidious and pervasive addiction that can lead to a dysfunctional family or other unhealthy consequences. It can be difficult to say no.

A book on boundaries, growth, and improving your life. Karen Casey, bestselling author of Let Go Now and Each Day a New Beginning, knows what it feels like to live a life of codependency, and she's here to help. In Codependence and the Power of Detachment, Karen shares her story and the story of others who have suffered from codependency, from her experience with Al-Anon and elsewhere. And she shows you how they were able to detach themselves from their unhealthy codependency, leading to more positive relationships and a less stressful life.

Tools and steps for detaching from unhealthy relationships. Letting go and setting boundaries can be difficult. But in Codependence and the Power of Detachment, you will find insights and tools that will help you detach from a bad situation, such as:

  • Acknowledging your attachment and codependency
  • Forgiving yourself and others
  • Shifting your focus to what actually works

Readers of codependency books and relationship books like Codependent No MoreThe Language of Letting Go, and Breaking Free will find a path to a better life with Codependence and the Power of Detachment.

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It's Up to You

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Seven morning and evening practices to revolutionize your life. This small book will change everything if you let it. It's Up to You is based on the twelve principles in Casey's Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow tending to our own gardens, focusing on solutions not problems, letting go of preconceived solutions, changing our minds, acting instead of reacting, giving up judgments, giving up trying to control, discovering our own lessons, doing no harm, quieting our minds, treating every encounter as the holy, and discerning our mind's own truth.

It's Up to You invites readers to do three simple things: meditate, pay attention, and make choices to change their livesfor a few minutes each morning and evening, one principle a week for twelve weeks. As we reflect on Casey's insight into the insidious ways we create misery or drama, try to impose will, and suffer needlessly, and as we follow her gentle prompts to make different choices, we begin to see that we can change just about anything in our lives by taking these small steps. Nothing could be simpler, and nothing could be more effective. Or as Karen Casey puts it, "Progress is guaranteed. Perfection isn't expected." Karen Casey's message is simple--show up, pay attention, and your world will change.

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100 Good Wishes for Baby

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The ultimate baby shower gift, sure to become a keepsake

What's in a word? If the word is a wish, a powerful plenty times a hundred. Mina Parker has chosen one hundred words any new parents might wish for their baby and paired them with inspirational quotes, silly sayings, and little poems. Here are just a few examples:

    Take achievementSleeping through the nighta fine achievement for baby and mom.
  • Or beauty: "The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things." Plato
  • Or generosity: "Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared." Buddha
  • Or freedom: Barefoot in spring grass. Running without your diaper. Living the good life.

Find these plus ninetysix more whimsical, inspiring, and loving messages for baby, all rendered in vibrant pastelswith polka dots, hearts, stars, rabbits, teddy bears, and more.

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All We Have Is All We Need

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Practice Simple Yet Effective Meditation

We all need a dose of inspiration to get us through hard times. All We Have Is All We Need reminds you that you’ll survive and thrive with simple steps and mindful meditations.

When was the last time you felt peaceful? In All We Have Is All We Need, Karen Casey's classic and simple wisdom is condensed into one and two sentence statements. Her concise teachings will help turn you away from trouble, chaos, and drama and toward peace in your everyday life.

When we find ourselves in turmoil we cannot concentrate. When faced with what seem like calamities, what we need is a simple but true message to hold on to. And, at other times, when crises don't loom quite so large, we can still find comfort in going back to the basics.

This isn’t your average meditative teacher. Karen Casey is the founding mother of daily meditation books for women, and a 12-step recovery workshop facilitator with over forty published titles in over ten different languages. In All We Have Is All We Need she offers something different and unique. Her simple yet profound statements will help you:

  • Reframe your thinking
  • Practice positive affirmations
  • Find inner peace

If you enjoyed books like Make Your BedThe Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown, or Untamed, then you’ll love Karen Casey's All We Have Is All We Need.

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Morning Notes

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Begin Each Day in the Right State of Mind

These morning meditations by author Hugh Prather are just what you need to start your day right. His words will put you on the path to living a more loving and fulfilling life.

Daily reflections to kickstart your day. Start each morning this year with the words of bestselling author, counselor, and minister Hugh Prather. Prather asks readers to consider the holistic nature of our lives—noting that how we start our day affects everything, from our mind and spirit to our family and work. If we start in an agitated mood, we face the day with a combative spirit. But when we begin in a peaceful mood, we open the door to welcome in more opportunities and graces.

Renew your determination to become a better person. With each page of this spiritual book, you are invited to live as if you think our world and the people in it are worth caring about and worth making time for. Because when we realize that they are, and that we are all united in a unique relationship (ourselves, others, and God), we wake up to our own responsibility for what happens to us. These daily meditations ask us to reflect on the spiritual task ahead of us.

Learn more about:

  • The benefits of beginning each day with a peaceful mindset and a spiritual goal in mind
  • Mindfulness meditations that awaken the mind and replenish the spirit
  • How to start over and become a better person

If you enjoyed books like Power Thoughts DevotionalGood Days Start with GratitudeSacred Rhythms, or Little Book of Mindfulness, then you’ll love Morning Notes.

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Shining Through

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Start Your Day with a Dose of Happiness

This 30-day course composed of insightful thoughts and reflections will give you the encouragement you need to find happiness and inner peace.

A guide to happiness. On our journey to a happy life, sometimes we need a little help. Author Hugh Prather steps in to take the role of our compassionate and thoughtful guide in this course for finding happiness. He spent his life not only as an author but as a minister and counselor, and so lends the wisdom and comfort that he provided in those roles to readers of this inspirational book.

Quiet power in unsettled times. Prather’s signature way of writing makes this book a potent and refreshing source of truth amidst the troubles we face in our daily lives. His reflections on how to be happy are rooted in human experience, and call on us to consider our connection with others. His words call on the spiritual and yet remain relatable to all people seeking personal growth, particularly as it relates to our happiness.

Open up Hugh Prather’s Shining Through. Switch on your life, ground yourself in happiness and learn more about:

  • Reflections on Prather’s own pain, observations, and ways of coping with modern life
  • The art of happiness and how we can find it
  • Life-changing practices that can shift how we face tragedies and fears

If you enjoyed books like A Short Guide to a Happy LifeHow Happiness HappensGetting to Good, or Lovingkindness then you’ll love Shining Through.

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Standing on My Head

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Tidbits of Truth Guaranteed to Make You Think

Best-selling author and counselor Hugh Prather demonstrates how a subtle shift in perspective can change your line of thinking—for the better.

Intensely personal and universal. Lessons learned in life most often come from experience, our own or that of others. In this little volume by Hugh Prather, we dive into life lessons that stem from Prather’s personal experiences and encounters that can be applied universally. From mundane recollections to aphorisms and mantras, Prather examines things from a point of view that is both enlightening and refreshing. No matter where you are in your life journey, this book is packed with motivational thoughts that can lead to growth and change.

Perceive something different—about yourself and others. A simple shift in perspective can go a long way toward adapting our thinking and bringing about personal transformation. Prather introduces various phrases throughout his book that carry a great truth in a simple way—such as, “"I have to act the way I am before I can become something else." By calling on us to examine these little truths in a different light, we can more easily see how they apply to our own lives and the lives of those around us.

Learn more about:

  • Yourself—this book promises an ongoing journey of self-discovery
  • How a shift in thinking can change your life
  • Universal life-lesson quotes that you can turn to again and again

If you enjoyed books like Heart TalkThe Mindful Life Journal, or The Gifts of Imperfection then you’ll love < em>Standing on My Head by Hugh Prather.

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How to Live in the World and Still Be Happy

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Your Go-to Guide for Finding Happiness

Life got you down? Discover the cure to gloomy days in this book—packed with wisdom and inspiration guaranteed to bring your smile back.

The obstacles to your happiness. There are a lot of things in life that we worry and stress about. Our jobs, relationships, and possessions are important to us, and because of that, we look to them for happiness. But when they ultimately disappoint us, they act as obstacles to attaining that very happiness we thought they would bring. In this motivational book, author Hugh Prather urges readers to let go of attitudes that hold us back from experiencing happiness.

How to live a happy life. When we recognize and address the obstacles in our lives, we open the door for happiness to come in. But it doesn’t happen without putting in the work. During his years of counseling, Prather learned and developed an actual program for being happy. Through following this program, and examining our own lives, we can learn how to actively work towards achieving the happiness we all long for.

In How to Live in the World and Still Be Happy learn:

  • How to find your happy life with the help of concrete exercises
  • About the obstacles that may be standing in your way
  • The benefits of an inspirational guide that you can return to again and again

If you enjoyed books like Resisting HappinessHow to Be Happy (Or at Least Less Sad)A Year of Positive Thinking, or Get Out of Your Own Way, then your next read should be How to Live in the World and Still Be Happy by Hugh Prather.

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Woman's Book of Confidence

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Affirmations and Meditations for Confidence

Women Empowerment. The Woman's Book of Confidence is a little book with a big message. We can reclaim our dreams, tap into our intuitive wisdom, and find the strength to live fearlessly each and every day. In dozens of short entries, author and psychotherapist Sue Patton Thoele offers meditations, affirmations, and true stories, including deeply personal, often humorous, revelatory stories of her own rocky path of personal growth.

Powerful Affirmations and Meditations. Confidence is not some big, abstract “out there” thing, accessible only to movie stars, brainiacs, and billionaires. It’s the stuff daily life is made of. Sue inspires and encourages us to find and grow our own confidence. Her collection of supportive meditations and affirmations will help you trust yourself emotionally and spiritually.

A Self-Help Book for Strong Women. Thoele is on a mission to help each and every woman uncover her own authentic self and tap into her wellspring of wisdom and self-confidence. Thoele offers practical tools and gentle guidance to help us become confident women, such as:

  • Weaving a safety net
  • Befriending our fears
  • Accepting what is

Readers of motivational and inspirational books for women like I've Been Thinking...Journey to the Heart, or Each Day a New Beginning will love The Woman's Book of Confidence.

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Love and Courage

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Reflections on the Struggles and Joys of Life

Our lives are full of ups and downs, and experiences that break us and fulfill us. Author, minister, radio talk show host, and counselor Hugh Prather explores the many facets of life and ponders the values of love, courage, and more.

Full of personal revelations. True to style, this book by Hugh Prather is packed with honest personal reflections and inspirational thoughts that provide insights into life. Prather records both his observations and sometimes startling personal revelations on his longings and commitments, his mistakes and anguish. By revealing his deepest thoughts from his diary, Prather welcomes us into a shared human experience and invites us to explore his perspective on life.

Simple yet profound, personal yet universal. Prather’s works comprise more than meaningful quotes—they ask us to question and explore our own thoughts on love and life. Their meaning is magnified because they not only inspire but change us. And, Prather’s unique ability to speak both personally and universally makes his wisdom accessible to all. Anyone seeking spiritual or emotional growth will find it in Prather's Love and Courage.

Learn more about:

  • The values of truth and justice, friendship and generosity, love and courage and how they work in our lives
  • Life experiences that have formed bestselling author Hugh Prather’s view of the world and our place in it
  • The beauty of life, even in the midst of struggles

If you enjoyed books like The Book of AwakeningWelcoming the Unwelcome, or Soul Keeping, then you’ll want to read Love and Courage.

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I Will Not Die an Unlived Life

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It’s Never Too Late to Live Your Life

In the 1980s, Dr. Dawna Markova was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Here begins her path towards rediscovery.

Feeling lost? I Will Not Die an Unlived Life follows Dr. Markova’s journey to find deeper meaning in life. In her book she guides readers down a path where they can discover their value and purpose. When we feel lost, she points out, we can either continue to live habitual lives and resign our strength—or we can choose to follow our passions.

What is passion? It’s normal to feel stagnant, to be at a loss for energy. Dr. Markova reconceptualises feeling lost as a period of passion's rest. With this, she asks questions that challenge us to slow down and have more conversations with ourselves.

How to find yourself again. Poetic and inspiring, I Will Not Die an Unlived Life is a collection of stories with meaning. Following Dr. Markova's own journey at making her life matter, she offers readers insight into how to:

  • Find personal balance
  • Reclaim passion and purpose in life
  • Focus attention and awareness on the present moment

If you enjoyed classic beach gifts like Gift from the Sea, or books like The Book of AwakeningLet Your Life SpeakHallelujah Anyway or The Open Mind, then I Will Not Die an Unlived Life is your next read!

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Shortcuts to Bliss

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New edition publishing in March 2014 as Find Happuness Now.

The path to fulfillment in relationships, work, and spirituality is easy if you know the shortcuts. Bestselling author Jonathan Robinson provides clear, accessible, and proven "power tools" that take the labor out of self-help.

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Web of Life

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Essays that Remind Us How We are All Connected

This powerful collection of words from award-winning journalist Richard Louv examines the interconnections among people—with each chapter revealing the delicate strands of life that weave us all together.

Touching on the simple truths. It’s often the little things that remind us how connected we all are to one another. Through his insightful reflections, Louv reveals the many places we can find the strands that bind us to one another, and he explores where we can find these strands in our lives—from family and friendship to community and nature. Most importantly, his words remind us of the importance of seeking out these strands in our own lives.

The great web of life. In this collection of inspirational stories, discussion, and quotations, Louv paints a picture for us of the great web of life. With warmth and wisdom, he weaves for us a tale of unity, composed of numerous stories and heartfelt life lessons. As we discover how we are all connected, we also learn how it is our responsibility to care for each other and the world around us. As Louv shares, “In our society, it is easy to lose sight of the web. To mend our hoop, our protective gauze, we must envision the whole ecology and not only the parts.”

Open up this book of inspirational messages and discover:

  • Stories that will open your eyes to the web of life
  • A joyous celebration of the simple things that unite us
  • A philosophy in life that you’ll want to live out!

Readers of books like Braiding SweetgrassWilderness Essays, or The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are, will love Web of Life by Richard Louv.

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Spiritual Notes to Myself

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A Guide to Deeper Spirituality

A follow-up to the classic, Notes to Myself. As an author, minister, and counselor, Hugh Prather had extensive experience sharing wisdom on worldly (and other-worldly) topics. His book, Notes to Myself, offers a treasury of thoughtful and eye-opening insights and reminders. And this spiritual-themed follow-up book masterfully accomplishes the same goal of guiding readers to greater awareness.

A modern Book of Proverbs. Throughout the book, Prather offers countless tidbits of wisdom. Each line is packed with powerful insight and inspiration that is sure to leave a lasting impact on readers. Though his words are written as “notes-to-self,” Prather’s gaze looks to and reflects on the outside world, and so he draws us all into his thoughts. Through this inner dialogue, we see the world more clearly.

Essential guide for your spiritual journey. Journeys are made easier when we have a guide. This book fills that role for readers on their own journey toward spirituality. Spiritual growth can be a slow but rewarding process if we devote the time to it. Prather’s words throughout this spiritual book remind us that we are not alone on our journey, and that it is through realizing our oneness with all living things that we find our way.

Check out Spiritual Notes to Myself, one of Hugh Prather’s classics, and find…

  • A simple, easy-to-read guide for greater spiritual and self-awareness
  • Powerful words of wisdom on each page
  • A resource to return to again and again in your spiritual journey

Readers of books such as A Path with HeartLife of the BelovedBeholding and Becoming, and Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Realitywill enjoy Hugh Prather’s Spiritual Notes to Myself.

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Stopping

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Life Is A Race and With So Many Responsibilities It Can Feel Overwhelming

We are always on the go. Balancing work, family, friends, and everything in between is a routine of running and never stopping─a cycle that can be tiring. We forget the beauty of the smaller moments and sometimes we forget ourselves.

Stopping is a gift to yourself. Knowing when to breathe and regain a clearer vision of yourself and your surroundings helps give you a fresh perspective and an inner balance meant to help you feel in control of the bigger things.

Who are you? What are your true priorities? Your responsibilities may have taken over and are preventing you from living to your fullest potential. Dr. Kundtz gives you insights into key questions you should be asking.

Stop whatever you’re doing and enjoy the sunrise. Big things can grab your attention but don’t forget to turn around and find the serenity in stillness─the peace in a deep breath, and the happiness in remembering who you are.

With this valuable guide from bestselling author David Kundtz learn to:

  • Connect with the spiritual aspects of your life
  • Acknowledge when it becomes too much and take a step back
  • Use proper coping tactics to create healthier habits

If you enjoyed books like A New EarthThe Untethered Soul, or The Road Less Traveled then you’ll love Stopping: How to Be Still When You Have to Keep Going.

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Peaceful Kingdom

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In the tradition of the bestselling Random Acts of Kindness series, Peaceful Kingdom offers hundreds of touching true stories about the compassion of animals, as well as fascinating scientific facts about the inherent kindness of animals toward humans and one another. Also included are a resource guide to animal protection organizations and pet enthusiast groups worldwide, quotes from famous animal lovers, and suggestions on what we can do to give something back to both pets and wildlife.
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Soul Moments

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Synchronicity--the occurrence of meaningful coincidence--has fascinated scholars and ordinary folks alike for centuries. While Carl Jung and others have dealt with the theory of synchronicity, until now no one has highlighted the stories themselves. Phil Cousineau has put together a fascinating collection of these intriguing stories from wellknown authors such as Huston Smith and Larry Dossey, as well as people from many other walks of life. Borrowing examples from literature, poetry, myths, and movies such as Casablanca, Cousineau shows that synchronicity is an unfolding, a sudden connection to our soul and destiny. Recognizing these soul moments help us follow the thread of our lives and sense the invisible bonds that connect us.
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Open Mind

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An examination of the talents that people have and what makes them do what they do. The author suggests that everyone has the power to change the way they perceive themselves and others, and revolutionize the way they work, communicate and love, by investigating the learning triggers derived from six basic learning patterns. These patterns are all based on how we assimilate auditory, visual, and kinaesthetic information.

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