Zen Dogs

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Mindfulness Mutts and Dharma Dogs

Readers of Start With WhyYou Are Here and Whatever You Are, Be A Good One will love the quotes and teachings of Zen Dogs.

Advice from Zen Leaders. Join some cuddly puppies for the timeless teachings of Buddhism along with key lessons our canine companions are here to remind us of—such as how to live in the now—in Zen Dogs. Don’t let the adorable dogs fool you—they have plenty of mindfulness wisdom to share in the form of quotes and verses. These timeless verses will continue to be helpful and relevant to your life for years to come.

Daily Mindfulness. Meditate along with these verses daily. Every dog is a living example of loving kindness, a central tenet of the Buddha, which they reteach us with every affectionate lick and joy-filled wag of the tail. Learn from the dutiful dog to be true in body and mind. If you appreciated the mindfulness encouragement from Peace Is Every StepThe Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching and Together Is Better, get yourself a copy of Zen Dogs.

Let your inner Zen Dog guide you to enlightenment.

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Leaving the OCD Circus

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Battle OCD With Insight and Inspiration

Both a book and a heart-stopping memoir that provides anxiety relief and gives comfort to those struggling to better understand themselves and their mental health.

The tapping and counting and cleaning and ordering brought her comfort and structure, two things lacking in Kirsten Pagacz’s family life. But it never lasted. The loathsome self-talk only intensified, and the rituals she had to perform got more bizarre. By high school, she was anorexic and a substance abuser─common "shadow syndromes" of OCD. By adulthood, she could barely hide her problems and held onto jobs and friends through sheer grit. Help finally came in the form of a miraculously well-timed public service announcement on NPR about OCD─at last, her illness had an identity.

"It's like the meanest, wildest monkey running around my head, constantly looking for ways to bite me." That was how Kirsten Pagacz described her OCD to her therapist on their first session when she was well into her 30s─she'd been following orders from this mean taskmaster for 20 years, without understanding why. After finally having the answer and learning how to conquer her OCD, Pagacz wants to share her knowledge and insight with you in hopes that you join her in leaving the OCD circus and living a better life.

Leaving the OCD Circus reveals the story of Pagacz's traumatic childhood and the escalation of her disorder. Learn how OCD works to misshape a life from a very young age and the various tools she used to deal with and heal her anxiety.

Gain insight into:

  • The benefits of meditation and yoga
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Medication
  • Exposure therapy

If you learned from guides like Anxious for NothingThe Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook, or The Anxiety and Worry Workbook then you’ll want to read Leaving the OCD Circus.

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Mom Boss

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Mom Boss — Super Mom, Great Business Woman

Entrepreneurial Mom: Learn how to be a super mom and a great business woman in a step-by-step guide to developing, incubating, and marketing your business without taking the joy out of family life with kids—being an active parent while succeeding as a woman business entrepreneur.

Badass Business Woman: Where Sophia Amoruso’s #GirlBoss left off for young millennials breaking into the business world, Mom Boss picks up and continues the mission for all the entrepreneurial moms out there. Mom Boss proves that being successful isn’t about degrees or sacrifices, it’s about balance and power. It’s where instinct meets intelligence. Every mom has it in her to be a badass business woman. Nicole Feliciano charts the course for building a successful career without sacrificing being a great mom.

Mom Boss: The first book by Nicole Feliciano the Founder & CEO of Momtrends MediaMomtrends Media provides busy women with a daily dose of style. Each day Nicole and her team of editors, interpret trends for moms, keeping in mind that modern women want to look and feel great, but they are working with less time and less energy than they had before the kids came along. Nicole and her team are there to help and inspire women to look and feel their best. Social media is her playground, and she's built a loyal following by making fashion fun and accessible.

Successful Business Woman: Before launching Momtrends Media, Nicole graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in English Literature, and spent a decade working in fashion -- most notably as an executive with Polo Ralph Lauren. When she became a mom in 2005, the business woman and fashion maven embarked on her social media career and began contributing to Babble.com, Time Out New York Kids, and many more online publications. Seeing a void in the blogosphere, she launched Momtrends.com in 2007. Momtrends continues to be the cornerstone of her media empire.

Mom Boss includes:

  • tips on how to develop, incubate, and market your business without taking the joy out of family life
  • valuable self assessment exercises
  • step by step advise, inspiration, and tried and true business and personal tips
  • insights into how to be a successful and happy business woman and mom
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Things I Wish I Knew Before My Mom Died

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Celebrating and Empowering Black Lives and Black Authors

Loss of Mother, Bereavement, and Moving On

“I wish I had read this before I lost my mom a few years ago and a dear friend soon after…" –Nina Lesowitz, author of Living Life as a Thank You

#1 Best Seller in Grief & Bereavement, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Self-Esteem

The grieving process. Ty Alexander of Gorgeous in Grey is one of the top bloggers today with a wonderful personal connection with her readers. This is never more apparent than when she speaks about her mother. The pain of loss for mourners is universal. Yet, we all grieve differently. For Alexander, the grieving process is one that she lives with day-to-day. Learning from her pain, she connects with her readers on a deeply emotional level in her book, Things I Wish I Knew Before My Mom Died: Coping with Loss Every Day. From grief counseling to sharing insightful true stories, Alexander offers comfort, reassurance, and hope in the face of sorrow.

Coping with loss. In her early 20’s reality smacked Ty in the face. She was ill equipped to deal with the emotional and intellectual rollercoaster of dealing with her mom’s illness. Through her own trial and error, she found a way to be a caregiver, patient advocate, researcher, and a grieving daughter. She wrote Things I Wish I Knew Before My Mom Died to help others find the “best” way to cope and move on, however one personally decides what that means.

Mourning and remembrance. In the chapters of this soul-touching book, mourners find meaning and wisdom in grieving and the love that always remains.

Inside this comforting and insightful book find:

  • Help with the pain of losing a loved one
  • Assistance in understanding the grieving process
  • Comfort and support while learning how to move on

If you have read grief and bereavement books such as Notes on Grief, Grief Day by Day, or Finding Meaning, you will want to read Things I Wish I Knew Before My Mom Died.

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Goodbye, Hurt & Pain

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Don’t Let Your Innermost Emotions Stop Your Potential

Goodbye, Hurt & Pain is a unique guide that applies a cutting-edge approach to using revolutionary science to teach you how to discover your hidden feelings and turn them from negative to positive.

Emotions are invisible, taken for granted, and dismissed much of the time─a paradox given they are some of the most powerful forces on Earth. They inflame wars, induce death, inspire invention, and control stock markets. More importantly, each of us has them─all the time.

Blocked feelings block potential. Deborah Sandella uses advanced neuroscience research and her revolutionary Regenerating Images in Memory (RIM) technique to show how blocked feelings prevent us from getting what we want. She introduces a process that bypasses logic and thinking to activate our own emotional "self-cleaning oven." Using imagination, color, and shape to visualize feelings and get straight to the root of longstanding problems, she teaches us to:

  • Move destructive feelings envy out of the body
  • Let go of old feelings and traumatic memories
  • Feel and look like the best version of ourselves

Discover the seven organic ways of using your feelings to attract more love, better health, and greater success. Become better in all aspects of your life with your personal guide to unlocking the ultimate version of you.

If you enjoyed books like The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ckThe Book of Joy, or Atomic Habits, then you’ll want to read Goodbye, Hurt & Pain.

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You Can Be Happy No Matter What

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Happiness is Not Around the Corner; it’s Right Here, Right now

Do you find yourself waiting for the best part of your life to begin? Or those things will get better soon? Dr. Richard Carlson, author who helped millions of readers stop sweating the small stuff, reminds us all You Can Be Happy No Matter What. Interactive Edition: In this interactive edition, people can experience the book in a wholly new way with Carlson’s narration, illuminating passages about living joyfully in the present moment. This handbook for happiness is based on proven psychology, the Principles of Thought, covering thought, mood, separate realties and feelings. Every moment of every day, our minds are working to make sense out of what we see and experience; yet this is one of the least understood principles in our psychological makeup. Carlson’s breakthrough work here in understanding the nature of thought can be the foundation to a fully functional life. Dr. Richard Carlson’s wise words in his own voice bring new dimension and understanding of awakening to your own happiness. This superlative interactive book aids anyone in understanding the ups and downs of life and how to build resilience. Most importantly, Carlson reminds us to not let the downside get in the way of living joyfully, despite the daily challenges we all face. In his own words, “Happiness is a state of mind, not a set of circumstances.”

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Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow

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Mind Over Mood─ Change Your Mind to Change Your Life

Finalist for the MS Society Books for a Better Life Award
#1 Bestseller in Addiction & Recovery, Twelve-Step Programs

Best-selling author Karen Casey’s Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow has sold over 70,000 copies in hardcover. This edition, with a new preface, carries on the mission of helping us heal through recovery.

Make the right life choice. In Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow best-selling author Karen Casey provides two life choices. The first is to fall into despair, become numb, and let fear have its way with us. The second is to open our minds to positive thoughts, to heal ourselves and each other by changing how we respond in every interaction. Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow focuses on the latter.

Find positive solutions. Mindset is everything. We cannot change a person. We often cannot change a situation. We can change how we respond. We can learn to use positive words and act out of our hearts rather than react with hurt or anger. When we stop focusing on problems solutions tend to appear.

Happy mind, happy life. If we change how we respond to external stimuli, our mindset follows. Learn how to change your mindset and, echoing Abraham Lincoln, “we are just about as happy as we make up our minds to be.” Organized around twelve very simple steps, this book gives readers the tools to find a positive, peaceful response to every curveball life throws at us.

Inside learn:

  • Happiness is a choice you can make
  • You can change your life for the better
  • How to follow a path chosen by very successful people

If you choose happiness, and you liked The Happiness AdvantageMindset MakeoverThe Gifts of Acceptance, or Let Go Now, grab yourself a copy of Casey’s latest edition of Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow.

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Enough!

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Challenge Your Never-Enough Thinking

The idea that we aren’t enough is so deeply ingrained in us and into our culture that it holds sway over pretty much every aspect of our lives. But author and activist Laurie McCammon is here to tell us that it’s all a lie. YOU are enough exactly as you are, and it is only in realizing this truth that we unlock our ability to make our world a better place.

Believe in yourself. Do you think you’re not good enough─not rich enough or thin enough or smart enough─to have the life you want? Time, money, and talent aren’t going to bring us what we’re seeking. The validation we feel we need can only come if we accept ourselves as we are. Laurie McCammon has brought her message of enoughness across the world, presenting at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, and facilitating circles and workshops over the years. This inspirational and transformative book reminds readers of their self-worth and helps them combat lack of self-confidence. By the end, the message will ring true and clear in every reader’s heart: I am enough!

Change the world. “Never-enough” thinking can hurt us in more ways than one. But one of the biggest ways it impacts us is by limiting what we think we are capable of accomplishing. When we accept the truth of our enoughness, our self-image is transformed and we see just how capable we are. McCammon shows readers how developing a sense of enoughness can change not only how you feel about yourself but how you view time, your relationships, your work, and your ability to shape a better world.

Open up this motivational book and learn more about:

  • The lie that shapes how we view ourselves
  • How to find your own self-worth
  • Developing a sense of “enoughness” in today’s world

If you enjoyed books like Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself,The Gifts of ImperfectionThe Mindful Path to Self-Compassion, or Good Morning, I Love You; then you’ll love Enough! by Laurie McCammon.

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Soul Discovery Coloring Book

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Relaxing Coloring─Awakening the Knowledge Within

Janet Conner’s spiritual book Writing Down Your Soul has led to this adult coloring book and guided art journal, full of inspiring prompts and coloring pages to help you reach deep within yourself and connect to the divine. The result? You not only get to color a beautiful picture, but also create a beautiful life.

A peaceful space to reach into yourself and discover your truth. In Writing Down Your Soul, Janet Conner introduced tools to teach readers how to connect to the voice within, where soul knowledge and spiritual breakthroughs occur: "If you want to engage in a vibrant conversation with the wisdom that dwells just a hair below your conscious awareness, write. Write every day, at approximately the same time, with passion, honesty, and the intention of speaking with and listening to the voice within." As a natural extension and follow-up to Writing Down Your Soul, here is a companion coloring book and inspirational journal that offers space for the flow of creative self-exploration.

An adult coloring book full of writing prompts, coloring pages, and space for doodles. Structured around 22 key questions to ignite the imagination, such as "When I look out, what do I see?" and "If I could create the perfect gate to my extraordinary life, what would it look like?" The Soul Discovery Coloring Book invites readers to:

  • Noodle: with silence, reflection, and staring off into space, allow images to come
  • Doodle: not drawing to replicate, but allowing the picture to flow out of you
  • Color: allowing the colors to choose you
  • Scribble or soul write: scribbling and journaling because when we soul write, we write fast and messy to get ahead of our conscious mind

If you enjoy guided journals, motivational books, and inspirational books like A Book that Takes Its TimeTrue You, or Meera Lee Patel’s Made out of Stars, then you’ll love the Soul Discovery Coloring Book.

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The Woman's Book of Joy

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Experience Serenity and Hope Daily

A book of joy. Women have a great many challenges to deal with in their lives. Among the most ubiquitous of those challenges is self-care. Too often, we are focused on caring for others and not ourselves. Low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression are all too common when our lives are less fulfilling than they could be. Yet deep within, women have a tremendous spiritual resource―a capacity for real joy that is not dependent on anything external. It is always available, regardless of circumstances. And when women tap into that deep wellspring of joy, nothing is impossible.

Find your inner spirituality. Many self-help books can lead people into further self-judgement. Instead, The Woman’s Book of Joy encourages and inspires women to care more deeply for themselves and to face life’s challenges with courage and joy. It’s a practical motivational book for accessing inner wisdom, enhancing self-esteem, overcoming sorrow, and deepening relationships.

Thinking deeply. The meditations and affirmations in this book will provide you with the opportunity to contemplate a wide range of topics, including:

  • Developing awareness
  • Letting go
  • Believing in your dreams
  • Living in the now
  • Finding your true purpose
  • Practicing kindness
  • Being optimistic
  • Trusting the universe
  • Appreciating life’s blessings

If you found joy in meditation books and inspirational books for women like I've Been Thinking…Journey to the Heart, and Each Day a New Beginning, you’ll be encouraged and uplifted by The Woman's Book of Joy.

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Hope & Healing for Transcending Loss

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You Are Not Alone in Your Grief and Bereavement

A pocketbook full of hope for one of the hardest experiences to go through, this guide will be the friend who listens to you and offers you the strength to smile again.

It's easy to feel unmoored when we lose someone close. We need to find a new rhythm to our days and new ways to connect to the ones we've lost. How does one move on after the death of a loved one? Ashley Davis Bush wrote this book to offer you just that: small doses of comfort and hope for getting through your day when you are still heavy with grief.

There can be joy even in the darkest of times. Each bite-sized reading offers reassurance that healing is possible, whether it's an ordinary day of living with loss or a special anniversary day. Poetic words, combined with photographic images throughout the book, help provide solace along with the perspective that love always transcends even the deepest loss. Learn how to find:

  • Comfort through grief
  • Hope from pain
  • Life after loss

“Death doesn't end the relationship, it simply forges a new type of relationship─one based on memory, spirit, and love...” – Ashley Davis Bush, LICSW

If you have read books like Tuesdays with MorrieFinding Meaning, or Healing After Loss, then you’ll find comfort and strength in Ashley Davis Bush’s Hope & Healing for Transcending Loss.

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

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The Infographics Edition

“…Dr. Covey's emphasis on self-renewal and his understanding that leadership and creativity require us to tap into our own physical, mental, and spiritual resources are exactly what we need now." —Arianna Huffington

Wall Street Journal Best Seller!
#1 Best Seller in Leadership, Personal Success, and Finance & Self-Help

Commemorate the timeless wisdom and power of Stephen Covey’s cherished classic, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and do it in a highly readable and understandable, infographics format.

Dr. Covey's 7 Habits book is one of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written. Now you can enjoy and learn critical lessons about the habits of successful people and enrich your life's experience. And, it's in an infographics format that makes it easy for you to learn and apply Dr. Covey's 7 Habits.

Learn the habits of successful people. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated readers for over 30 years and sold over 40 million internationally. It has transformed the lives of Presidents and CEOs, educators, parents, and students—in short, millions of people of all ages and occupations have benefited from Dr. Covey's 7 Habits book. And, it can transform you.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Infographics Edition guides you through each habit step-by-step:

  • Habit 1: Be Proactive
  • Habit 2: Begin With The End In Mind
  • Habit 3: Put First Things First
  • Habit 4: Think Win-Win
  • Habit 5: Seek First To Understand Then Be Understood
  • Habit 6: Synergize
  • Habit 7: Sharpen The Saw

If you are a fan of The 7 Habits you will want to also try The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: 30th Anniversary Card Deck, The 7 Habits on the Go: Timeless Wisdom for a Rapidly Changing World, and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: 30th Anniversary Guided Journal.

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The Courage to Be Yourself

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Find the Courage to Embrace Your Authentic Self

Transform your fear into courage. Surrounded by the pressures of society, we often measure ourselves by impossible standards. We see images of idealized women, and become scared that our own bodies, personalities, or ambitions do not measure up and are not worthy. As a result of her own life experiences, author Sue Patton understands what it’s like to be scared and unsure of your place. But her words inspire readers to take courage in their own identity and find happiness through it.

Target harmful patterns. How we live each day shapes who we are. If our days are riddled with negative self-talk, our happiness inevitably suffers. Unhealthy mindsets can also infiltrate our relationship with others. Women, especially, feel the need to be caretakers, looking out for the needs of others and often, putting their needs above our own. By learning how to identify these patterns, we can target areas that need change in our lives.

Become a loving friend to yourself. While all of us certainly have a calling to love others, it is just as important to gift that same love to yourself. Without self-love, there can be no positive growth. In this motivational book, Patton shares pieces of her story, as well as other women’s, in order to help readers learn how best to journey from a place of fear to a life of courageous self-love and acceptance.

In this self-help book for women, Patton offers invaluable inspiration. Open it up and find…

  • How to set boundaries, communicate more effectively, and change self-deprecating behavior patterns
  • Stories of growth and healing from Patton and other women
  • The perfect gift for women of all ages

If books such as The Gifts of ImperfectionSelf-CompassionWhat to Say When You Talk to Yourself, or Girl, Stop Apologizing are on your bookshelf, then The Courage to Be Yourself is the next book for you!

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Being Present

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A Year of Daily Meditations

Learn how to start meditating. Learning how to meditate and how to be mindful is simpler than it looks. The whole purpose of your meditation is to show up as awake and aware as possible to your everyday life. Longtime therapist and meditator David Kundtz gives you permission not to fret about whether you're getting your meditation practice right or not. It's right.

Ponder daily quotes to help you live in this moment. Being Present has one purpose: to give you an opportunity to live in the moment once a day, every day. As you start to accumulate these mindful moments, your life will become more peaceful, more rewarding, and more awakened.

Discover the benefits of meditation for yourself. In Being Present, Kundtz guides us through the seasons of a year—and the seasons of a life—drawing inspiration and mindfulness quotes from poets and scientists, spiritual teachers and children, butterflies and big cities. With the help of this book, you will discover how to:

  • Be present and become a more mindful person
  • Maintain the focus, awareness, and equanimity that you need for getting through stressful situations
  • Experience the peaceful moments of mindful living

If you found the daily reflections in inspirational books like A Year of Positive ThinkingThe Daily Book of Positive Quotations, and Greatest Inspirational Quotes, then you'll love meditating on the mindfulness quotes and thoughts in Being Present.

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The Inspired Life

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Take a Deep Breath and Change the Direction of Your Thoughts from Negative to Positive

A tiny book that packs a powerful message. Learn what it takes to live happily. Change your mindset with words of encouragement, affirmations, and daily reflections.

This small book contains an enduring message of how to transform your life in simple yet profound ways. Filled with insightful quotes and empowering messages, The Inspired Life will embolden you to be the person you aspire to be. Encouraging quotes and achievable instructions help you become the triumphant person you always knew you could be. Reading this book is the first step in your journey towards a happy, purposeful, victorious life.

Take the leap and learn the secrets to:

  • Living deeply every day
  • Developing your passions
  • Discovering your life’s purpose
  • Transforming yourself into the person you want to be

If you enjoyed books like The Four AgreementsThe Mindfulness Journal or The Power of Now; then you’ll love The Inspired Life.

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Put Anxiety Behind You

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Holistic Anxiety Relief for Optimal Health

From naturopathic doctor and licensed acupuncturist Dr. Peter Bongiorno comes Put Anxiety Behind You, a step-by-step program for natural anxiety relief.

A holistic approach to anxiety. According to Dr. Peter Bongiorno, you have more control over anxiety than you think. As it turns out, anxiety relief begins with managing everyday factors like lifestyle, diet, and sleep. Taking all aspects of the mind and body into consideration, Dr. Bongiorno looks for and addresses the underlying causes of different types of anxiety disorders, to help readers develop new, natural anti-anxiety habits for optimal health.

Panic free anxiety relief. If you're one of the 40 million Americans trying to stop panic attacks or overcome social anxiety, Put Anxiety Behind Youoffers the preliminary steps you can take to address anxiety, depression, and trauma in a completely natural, holistic way. With information on natural healing, safe weaning from medication, and naturopathy treatments, Put Anxiety Behind You helps readers rethink mental health and their relationship with anxiety. In addition to case studies and a handy instruction guide, inside you’ll also find:

  • Food, vitamins, and herbs for anxiety
  • Anxiety-reducing yoga poses and massage techniques
  • Acupressure points

If you’re ready to move forward with dealing with your anxiety, and enjoyed anxiety books like DareWhen Panic Attacks, or The Anti-Anxiety Food Solution, then you’ll love Put Anxiety Behind You.

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Living Long, Living Passionately

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Learn to View Your Life Through a Peaceful Lens

Life can be hectic and doesn’t always seem to slow down when we want it to. This curated, 12-step, self-help guided meditative handbook by internationally recognized bestselling author Karen Casey will teach you the importance of daily meditation and contemplation.

Bring peace into your daily life. Living Long, Living Passionately is a guide you will find yourself returning to often. The book is composed of 75 personal essays. Each essay addresses an aspect of life that helps you move one step closer to living a well-meaning life filled with happiness and peace.

Change your mindset and learn to appreciate the now. We don’t know what the future holds, but if we dwell on the future we miss our chance to appreciate the present and all the beauty it contains. Benefit from this inspirational guide that contains:

  • Daily meditation and prayer practices
  • A 12-Step “Course in Miracles”
  • Guidance on how to live the best life you can live
  • And much more

Transform your life. Throughout this book, Casey helps you explore fear and love, resistance and acceptance, willpower, and discernment. Each of her essays ends with questions and prompts that encourage you to explore your life. Savor each of the essays and practices and choose the ones that speak to you.

If you enjoyed books like The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ckMake Your Bed, or The Gifts of Imperfection, then you’ll want to own a copy of Karen Casey's Living Long, Living Passionately.

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First Things First

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New York Times Best Seller!

First Things First is the gold standard for time management books

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Time management tips: Stephen R. Covey's First Things First is the gold standard for time management books. His principle-centered approach for prioritizing gives you time management tips that enable you to make changes and sacrifices needed in order to obtain happiness, and retain a feeling of security. First Things First: The Interactive Edition takes Dr. Covey's philosophy and remasters the entire text to include:

• Easy to understand infographics

• Analysis

• and more

The time-saving version of First Things First: The Interactive Edition of First Things First is the efficient way to apply Dr. Covey's tested and validated time management tips, while retaining his core message. First Things First: The Interactive Edition will help you:

• Get more done in less time

• Develop and retain rich relationships

• Attain inner peace

• Create balance in your life

• and, put first things first

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