Giving Heart

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Gratitude and generosity go hand in handthe more we appreciate our lives, the more we want to give to others. In A Grateful Heart, M. J. Ryan provided tools for expressing thanks. In the bestselling Attitudes of Gratitude, she taught us the inner work of realizing the many blessings we take for granted. Now, in The Giving Heart, she presents her latest examination of the virtues we need to cultivate for the twentyfirst century and takes a look at generosity: what creates it, what blocks it, and what the practice of generosity can bring to our lives.

In a series of short, heartfelt essays, Ryan encourages us all to stop living from what she calls "the ledger sheet mentality" of obligatory gifting, and to begin giving from the overflow of a loving heart. She asks readers to consider where and how they are stingy as well as where they are meant to give, and to contemplate all the types of possible generosity, because the giving of time, energy, kind words, loving gestures, and forgiveness may ultimately matter more than any amount of money.

In her downtoearth, accessible style, Ryan takes us to the heart of what it means to truly give, and what that giving can do not only for the recipient, but for ourselves, as well.

As the current economic boom brings attention to altruism and "giving back" The Giving Heart shows us how to experience joy, peace, and fulfillment when we live from a place of generosity.

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Simple Pleasures for the Holidays

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According to the Trends Research Institute, simplicity will be the social movement of the next ten years. Sure to benefit from this is the holiday season, which is more stressful than satisfying for many people. In her fourth Simple Pleasures book, author Susannah Seton shows how to find true satisfaction in the holidays by making them less expensive, less frantic, and more meaningful. Simple Pleasures for the Holidays takes an expansive approach, covering Halloween, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Chinese New Year, Hanukkah, the Mexican Day of the Dead, and Irish and Islamic holidays. The premise is that shared experience is what people value most, and the book itself a collage of inspirational stories from people around the world along with recipes, crafts, and suggestions for communal fun embodies this.

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Piece of My Heart

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Despite advancements in the care of those who are suffering from the loss of a child to miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death, many parents, especially mothers, cannot or will not give themselves permission to mourn. Their feelings are real and complex, yet they are often denied a safe place to live through and ultimately befriend the grieving. A Piece of My Heart is such a friend.

The moving story of a mother's loss of her weekold son, it chronicles an amazing journey that began with denial and guilt, found its way through remembrance and reconciliation, and ended in resolution and surprising joy.

A beautiful book about the necessity of grieving the loss of unlived lives, it shows readers who are going through similar experiences a shared understanding and wraps them in a warm cloak of support and friendship. Readers will be affirmed in the sacred right of all parents to mourn the loss of their children, however short their lives, and will be shown the path toward eventual healing.

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The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women

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Sparked by her own long search for inspiration in her life and work, Gail McMeekin has worked closely with some the contemporary world's most creative women in her guide to maximizing creative energy. Over 50 of these dynamic women share their secrets to success. Through a series of interviews and conversations, the author noticed recurring themes which she refined into 12 practices any woman can use to clear obstacles, transcend the ordinary and harness her creative power.
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Teens with the Courage to Give

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Lately, troubled teens have been dominating the headlines. But there are other stories that deserve the spotlight, stories about the many teenagers who have dedicated themselves to important, socially useful volunteer work and who will lead their generation toward a more hopeful tomorrow. The fourth in Conari Press' "Call to Action" series, Teens with the Courage to Give profiles thirty amazing young people throughout the United States and Canada who overcame great personal odds to reach out and help others while healing themselves in the process. Each has founded or is linked to a nonprofit organization that is also profiled in the book, to encourage other teens to embrace volunteerism.

In these inspiring pages, to name just a few of these heroic teenagers, you'll meet an amputee who runs in the Paralympics and spurs others on with his inner resolve; the son of a cancer patient who created support groups around the country for kids with sick parents; a girl who helped her mother and younger sister as they died of aids and who is now an aids awareness and prevention volunteer; and one of the students from the Littleton, Colorado, shooting who has gone on to create a teen drop-in center.

Through their courageous first person stories, these teens show that they are part of the solution to what ails today's society. Includes an extensive resource guide of volunteer opportunities and a classroom/group discussion guide.

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365 Health & Happiness Boosters

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You Can be Happy No Matter Your Challenges

From MJ Ryan, New York Times bestselling author and international expert on change and personal fulfilment, comes 365 Health & Happiness Boosters to help you be happier no matter who you are or what your challenges.

Happiness begets happiness. When a person is happy, the feeling ripples out to others nearby. Research has shown that happiness also leads to better health. One third of the population knows the secret to happiness is an inside job; not contingent on possessions, status, or even life circumstances. And, fortunately there is hope for the other two thirds. They can learn to cultivate contentment.

We can all be happier. In 365 Health & Happiness Boosters, a book of daily reflections, MJ Ryan shows how to be happier by employing a wide variety of simple spiritual, emotional and practical suggestions.

Discover 365 concrete ways to experience more happiness. Some of the tasks are lighthearted, others quite serious. They all will have a positive effect on mind, body, and spirit. Learn how to:

  • Cultivate contentment
  • Change your outlook
  • Lift your spirit in the moment
  • Address eating habits
  • Improve interactions with others
  • Develop better sleeping patterns
  • Improve nutrition
  • And, much more

If you have benefitted from other MJ Ryan books such as Attitudes of GratitudeHow to Survive Change, and Random Acts of Kindness Then & Now365 Health & Happiness Boosters should be your next MJ Ryan book.

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Shortcuts to Success

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Absolute Best Ways to Master Your Money, Time, Health & Rela

A Recipe for Surefire Success

Motivational author and speaker Jonathan Robinson shares his advice designed to help any reader revitalize relationships, enhance health, and achieve a peak-performance life.

Learn to master every part of your life. It is more important than ever to master certain skills in life. However, in an era of such constant change, life can be overwhelming. Best-selling author and motivational speaker Jonathan Robinson has the exact tools and methods to overcome life’s hurdles and make your life better in almost every way. With Shortcuts to Success, you can build your confidence, self-esteem, and learn to stay motivated on the path to overall success.

Create better habits for success and self-care. Whether it is about your career, health, or relationships, Robinson has a way to help you better your life. He reminds us that life comes in days, and if we can master each day at a time through creating beneficial yet life-changing habits, we can relieve stress in the long term and improve our lifestyles.

In Shortcuts to Success, learn more about:

  • Mastering time management skills
  • Avoiding any illness, even the cold or flu
  • Creating lifelong friends and contacts
  •  And so much more!

If you enjoyed books like The Art of Saying No, Weekly Habits for Extraordinary Leaders, or True You, then you’ll feel empowered with Shortcuts to Success.

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Bedtime

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What is sacred living? It is aligning our living with the rhythms of the Earth and recognising that those rhythms are sacred. This text offers an affirmation for each day of the year and includes hundreds of simple suggestions, meditations, and celebrations that can make the ordinary extraordinary.
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Christian Acts of Kindness

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Inspirational Stories of Everyday Kindness

A simple message with profound meaning. Small kindnesses can make a great impact. The stories in this book, collected by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, emphasize just how meaningful and powerful kind acts can be. They can be seemingly small gestures, but often their influence on those who are the recipients of the kindness go deeper than we ever see.

Heartwarming stories. This Christian book contains numerous, beautiful stories of Christ-like, selfless love. They are examples of ways that each and every one of us can take the challenge to spread kindness intentionally and apply it to our everyday lives. Even an act as simple as shoveling a driveway can go a long way in making a difference in someone’s life.

Living out Christ’s teachings. Love and kindness are at the heart of Christianity. We are called to live a life devoted to compassion, one that fulfills the Christian credo to love your neighbour as yourself. This means looking outside ourselves each day to see how we can demonstrate that love for others, just as the people in this inspirational book have done.

Read Christian Acts of Kindness and discover…

  • A lesson in love from people living out kindness
  • Stories sure to motivate and inspire you to find ways to spread kindness in your daily life
  • Proof of the power that a small act of compassion can bring

Readers of books such as Chicken Soup for the SoulRadical Kindness; and Everybody, Always will love Christian Acts of Kindness.

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Millionth Circle

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Female Connection and Empowerment as a Force for Change

A how-to guide for women’s circles. The minds and spirits of women are powerful forces, particularly when harnessed in communion with other women. Women’s circles have been around for quite some time, and their presence is a healing and strengthening source for many. Furthermore, author and psychiatrist Jean Shinoda Bolen believes that women’s circles act as catalysts for change around the world. In this inspiring and spiritual book for women, Dr. Bolen provides both a guide and vision for women seeking purpose and change.

Find empowerment and enlightenment. Through her poetic language, Dr. Bolen emphasizes to her readers the importance of using their intuition and drawing upon their own insights. In bringing feminine values such as relationship, nurturing, and equality together, Dr. Bolen shares how women create a space for compassionate and radical growth.

Women as changemakers. By focusing on both the psychological and spiritual, women open the doorway for great change and empower one another to be leaders of positive change in their own lives and beyond. In this way, women empowerment itself acts as a tool for societal and psychospiritual change. After all, when strong women join together, who can stop them?

Read The Millionth Circle: How to Change Ourselves and the World and find…

  • A tool for creating positive change
  • Words of insightful and powerful feminine wisdom
  • A book for women everywhere

Readers of Wild MercyIf Women Rose RootedWomen Rowing North, or Warrior Goddess Training will love the inspiring message and call to action in Jean Shinoda Bolen’s The Millionth Circle.

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200 Ways to Raise a Girl's Self-Esteem

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Building Self-Esteem in Girls

Guidelines and Advice for Parents and Teachers

Raise self-empowered girls. Studies show that young girls often develop faster than their male counterparts, grasping concepts such as math and sports just as easily─until they reach early adolescence. Then, girls quickly fall behind boys, victims to society's confusing dictates of what being female means. 200 Ways to Raise a Girl's Self-Esteem provides straightforward advice and helpful guidelines for parents and teachers who want to help girls build positive self-images and develop full, exuberant lives.

Learn from a parenting expert. Will Glennon guides you through how to raise a young girl's self-esteem through carefully considered "boosters,” the key to helping girls hold their own in the world. This guide helps you understand the subtle difference between "boosters" and "busters." For example, complimenting a young woman on her appearance may give her the idea that she is valued only for her looks, whereas complimenting her ability to complete a complicated homework assignment boosts her confidence in her intelligence. Find ways to impart a strong sense of self-worth to girls in everyday situations with 200 Ways to Raise a Girl's Self-Esteem.

Learn to be a good example for girls. Teach, advise, and create rituals that help girls navigate their transition into womanhood. 200 Ways to Raise a Girl's Self-Esteem is a practical guide for raising healthy girls and provides exercises for parents and teachers.

You will learn:

  • To boost your girl’s self-esteem
  • How to be an example for your child
  • To lead your daughter into womanhood

If you enjoyed Just Between Us, I Am a Girl and I Am Great!, or The Girl's Guide to Loving Yourself, your next read should be 200 Ways to Raise a Girl's Self-Esteem by Will Glennon.

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Women's Intuition

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Women's Intuition is real, says Paula Reeves. Encoded in a woman's DNA, this subtle yet potent source of knowledge has been doubted and dismissed as an old wives' tale. Because social conditioning and maledominated culture have caused women to feel disconnected from their own bodies, Dr. Reeves believes that most women are unaware of what their intuition is trying to tell them.

In Women's Intuition, Dr. Reeves guides readers to remove the blocks preventing this channel of knowledge from informing and enriching their daily lives. By evoking bodybased intuition, readers can reestablish their bodymind bond and access their intuitive power for healing and insight.

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Community of Kindness

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The world is changing at lightening speed, and meaningful connections are increasingly elusive. The Community of Kindness encourages us to create new ways of building community through the practice of kindness, we become most fully connected, alive, and integrated.
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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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