Coincidence or Destiny?

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The pricking anticipation of a phone call seconds before ringing, the premonition dream of birth exactly nine months before, the chance meeting that opens a new career path, the eerie realization of a loved one's death half a world away . . . From Jung to Einstein, across boundaries of culture and time, people have recognized the potential for synchronicity to reveal a hidden order to seeming random events, and to offer a glimpse of one's destiny.

In Coincidence or Destiny?, bestselling author Phil Cousineau shares more than eighty stories of coincidence, some simple, and some so extraordinary they challenge our belief system. Coincidence or Destiny? threads together what the author calls "sly winks of fate" from ordinary individuals around the world, to well-known scholars such as Larry Dossey and Huston Smith to famous movies such as Casablanca, each story demonstrates how meaningful coincidences can profoundly change and guide people's lives.

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Communication Miracles at Work

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Communication Miracles at Work is about experiencing breakthrough moments of connectedness and understanding with coworkers, managers, staff members, and clients. Developed out of Matthew Gilbert's experience as an employee, communication consultant, manager, and facilitator, Communication Miracles at Work will help readers develop effective communication and relationshipbuilding skills for achieving workplace harmony.

Topics include the "corporate culture" and how it enhances or hinders the ability of people to get along, the role of stress in ineffective communication, issues of gender in talking and listening, and how to use good communication in everyday situations. Readers are carefully guided toward seeing their own personal obstacles around communicating and are given effective tools on how to make almost any workplace encounter an opportunity for personal and spiritual growth.

This book is for anyone who wants to have a better daytoday experience at work, reaching out to people wherever they are on the corporate ladder, from those just entering the workforce to more experienced workers to managers and CEOs.

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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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Teachers with the Courage to Give

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Call to Action Book

Jackie Waldman, the author of The Courage to Give and Teens with the Courage to Give, now presents the stories of fortytwo incredible teachers and the ways they went beyond the call of duty to make a difference in the lives of their students.

In these inspiring pages you'll meet Trish Hill, a teacher from Ft. Worth, Texas, who underwent radiation and chemotherapy without missing a day of school because her first graders gave her energy and courage/ and Alison Frost, a drama teacher in Houston who makes casting decisions knowing that the role may be better for the student than the student for the role. Then there's Francis Mustapha, a teacher born in a small village in Africa, who teaches in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and used a student's suicide to create an opportunity for other students to succeed. Through their courageous firstperson stories, these men and women prove that teachers are true everyday heroes.

"Each of us remembers the teacher who made a difference in our lifethat special person who has given us a glimpse of what we may accomplish or who we may become. By honoring teachers, and learning their lessons, we will cocreate a safer, kinder world." Jackie Waldman

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Gifts with Heart

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A Gift Guide Full of Ideas for Giving from the Heart

Stumped on what to give a loved one? Mary Beth Sammons is here to help. Giving meaningful gifts is made easy with Gifts with Heart. Your eyes will be opened to the many ways in which you can give of yourself through heartfelt gifts.

Concrete suggestions for getting started. When giving gifts to loved ones, we want them to be meaningful—whether they be birthday gifts or out-of-the-blue thinking-of-you tokens of our love and appreciation. Throughout this book, Sammons offers ideas for how to give with the kind of thought and emotion that doesn’t come with gifts bought from the shopping mall. From writing the story of your grandparents’ life, to creating homemade ornaments depicting fun memories, give your loved ones the gift that keeps on giving with the keen insight and compassionate help found in Sammon’s book.

Inspirational stories of giving. Of course, meaningful gifts don’t have to be material. Sometimes, the best thing we can give another person is being there for them when they are in need. In Gifts with Heart, Sammons presents a number of heartwarming stories of giving. Each of the motivational stories demonstrates how small kindnesses can go a long way in helping and touching the hearts of others—and encourage us to go out and share our own gifts of love and compassion with others.

In Gifts with Heart learn more about:

  • How to give gifts infused with meaning
  • The impact that giving of yourself can have on others
  • The many different ways to show your appreciation for those you love

If you enjoyed books like How Can I Help?Love DoesFind Your Artistic Voice, or The Kindness Challenge, then you will want to own Gifts with Heartby Mary Beth Sammons.

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365 Days of Love

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Daily Reflections on Love

The meaning and magic of love. Love is one of the most powerful forces we can experience in this world. It touches us in unexpected and profound ways each day, but it can also confuse and confound us at times. Bestselling author and beloved emotional healer Daphne Rose Kingma, dubbed “The Love Doctor,” writes with startling clarity on the subject of love and its many facets. She guides readers through the various elements and expressions of love with each page of this book.

Reflect on the love in your life. There is love to be found in each day of our lives if we know how to look for and practice it. Kingma provides daily meditations for each day of the year, perfect for starting or finishing our days. By reflecting on the words she shares about love, we are provided with a guide for living out the journey of life with a heart brimming with compassion.

Find inspiration each day. Each day brings with it a new opportunity to share in and spread love. With the help of Kingma’s words, readers are able to see clearly the many-faceted possibilities that love brings. This little book serves to inspire, affirm, remind, encourage, support, and comfort each person who picks it up. With her characteristic prose and warmhearted style, Kingma has crafted a source of love in it of itself to be shared with readers of all ages.

Open up Daphne Rose Kingma’s 365 Days of Love and discover…

  • A reflection for every day of the year with a fresh perspective on love
  • Clarity on how to see love in its many forms
  • An inspiring book for couples and individuals alike offering insight on self-love and outward love

If you’ve read other books on practicing love such as Hold Me TightJourney to the HeartLoving Bravely, and Eight Dates, you’ll enjoy Daphne Rose Kingma’s reflections on love in 365 Days of Love.

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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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365 Simple Pleasures

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365 Days of Self-Care Strategies

Aim to be the best version of yourself year round with daily arts and crafts, recipes, and pampering ideas.

Seasonal self-care. 365 Simple Pleasures makes it easier than ever to take care of yourself throughout the year. As the seasons change, so do these self-care ideas. Whether installing a low maintenance cactus garden in the summer or crafting scented candles for the holidays, these self-care activities take good care of the mind, body, and soul.

Self-care made easy. Along with easy, daily activities, author Susannah Seton explains why we enjoy each of these simple pleasures and why simple joys really do go a long way. Inside, find self-care tips and learn how to:

  • Release stress with lavender and rosemary crafts
  • Pamper yourself with a DIY spa day
  • Bake comfort foods like bread and maple candy

If you enjoyed 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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Life's Big Questions

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200 Ways to Explore Your Spiritual Nature

Filled with questions, inspiring anecdotes, and guided meditations, Life's Big Questions invites readers and their family and friends to examine their beliefs about spirituality and learn new ways to encounter the sacred in daily life. Questions range from the concept of God, the reason for evil, and the meaning of death, to the variety of spiritual experiences and existence of miracles.

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Finding True Love

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Four Essential Keys to Discovering the Love of Your Life

Your Guide to Finding True Love

The keys to attracting love. In this eye-opening and wisdom-packed book by best-selling author Daphne Rose Kingma, readers discover that the search for true love starts within themselves. Kingma expresses the necessity of inner work before we can be ready to welcome and attract outside love. It is through first committing to spiritual and emotional preparation, Kingma shares, that we will learn how to be happy and discover the true love of our lives.

A detailed four-part discussion. “Love Doctor” Kingma highlights four qualities necessary to finding true love. She devotes a section of the book to each quality—faith, trust, intention, and surrender—and thoroughly unpacks them, examining both the spiritual and emotional attitudes required for each. By adopting these qualities, we prepare ourselves to find the love that awaits us.

Answers for everyone looking for love. At its heart, this book is a guide for finding your way to the love you deserve. Whether you’ve been single and searching for love for longer than you’d like, or you’re tried and failed your hand at love one too many times, this is the book for you. Kingma comes to her readers as both a relationship expert and compassionate guide ready to provide answers as to why you haven’t found fulfilling relationships yet—and give you the tools to do so.

Check out Daphne Rose Kingma’s Finding True Love and discover…

  • A comprehensive how-to for finding the love you’re seeking
  • Sensible steps and advice that will challenge and motivate you
  • The keys to gaining an intimate relationship in your life

Readers of books such as Calling in “The One”How to Be Single and Happy, or All the Rules will enjoy Kingma’s Finding True Love.

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Power of Positive Choices

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Make Positive Choices with Positive Thinking

"The Power of Positive Choices shows us how to consciously choose what's best in the long run and reminds us we have choices that affect the quality of our lives and helps us create a life of joy." —Patti Breitman, author of How to Say No Without Feeling Guilty

With so much going on in the world, it’s important for us to make choices that bring us closer to the joy and meaningfulness we need and desire in our lives. The Power of Positive Choices starts with the power of positive thinking, which helps us reduce stress and enhance our wellbeing and fulfillment.

Positive thoughts lead to positive choices. The power of positive thinking translates to making positive choices, which result in less stress and more joy, and Gail McMeekin's program shows readers how to do and achieve just that!

Subtract negativity and multiply happiness. Life is too short to spend it living an unhappy life. Thus, the hard work of thinking positive thoughts and having a positive attitude to develop a positive growth mindset is both essential and transformational.

Inside, you’ll find:

  • Probing questions to encourage positive thinking and self-reflection
  • Helpful self-tests for subtracting negative habits and people from your life
  • Wisdom for making choices inspired by the power of positive thinking
  • Strategies to effectively reduce stress and live a meaningful and joy-filled life

If you liked The Power of Positive Thinking, Addicted to the Monkey Mind, Empty Out the Negative, Greater Confidence, or New Levels of Influence, you’ll love The Power of Positive Choices: Adding and Subtracting Your Way to a Great Life.

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Coming Home to Myself

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Strengthen Your Worth and Power as a Women

Guidance, enlightenment and truth on every page.  From the writings of Marion Woodman and the mind of Jill Mellick, this book is a combination of moving words and beautiful artwork. In her previous landmark works such as Addiction to Perfection, Woodman captured the attention of half a million readers who found sustenance in the feminine wisdom she had to offer. By integrating Woodman’s words into prose poems, Mellick adds an additional layer of inspiration.

Connect with your feminine essence. The driving force behind this book is the beauty and significance of the feminine essence. Through quotes and stunning watercolors, readers are offered sacred reminders of our worth and power as women. By carefully selecting excerpts from Woodman’s works, Mellick has crafted a book for women everywhere, guaranteed to speak to the soul.

Daily meditation practice. We could all benefit by taking a moment each day to pause and reflect. Women, especially, often find themselves caught up in a number of roles and tasks that they strive to fill and complete. This book is a resting place, away from the chaos. It is a chance to check in with your body and mind and gain a higher vision for the day ahead.

Read Coming Home to Myself: Reflections for Nurturing a Woman's Body and Soul and discover…

  • 365 core teachings from the works of Marion Woodman
  • Beautiful translucent watercolor paintings
  • Inspiring and enlightening prose poems

Readers of other inspirational books for women such as Wild MercyThat’s What She Said, or Beautifully Said will love Coming Home to Myself.

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Getting Over Getting Mad

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Learn to Control Your Anger and Improve Relationships

Is the stress of life getting you mad? It’s time for you to have difficult conversations with yourself and with those around you to overcome your anger.

Don't let anger run your life. We all have issues that weigh heavily in our lives. Living in constant conflict isn’t something that you were destined for. If anger is something that you’ve been having a hard time controlling, then this is the book for you. Judy Ford crafted this book to provide you with practical and reliable tips to help guide you on your journey from anger to peace.

Anger has its benefits. Throughout time anger has been something that people have wrestled with, and feelings of shame and guilt frequently tend to follow. But what if anger can be used to help you communicate better in your everyday relationships? Getting Over Getting Mad highlights all the places anger can occur—with self, with partners, with children and with work colleagues. Once you identify the anger you can use the tools in this book to help you talk through that anger.

Personal growth will come. When you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed, holding onto and lashing out in anger doesn’t help those already difficult situations. Judy Ford teaches us that when we choose to recognize our anger and observe (not attack) our feelings, we can free ourselves from responding negatively. We can then improve our communication with those around us.

Getting Over Getting Mad can help you take steps toward:

  • Living outside of anger
  • Communicating effectively in the relationships that mean the most to you
  • Reducing your stress

If you enjoyed books like Mindfulness for Anger Management, The Cow in the Parking Lot, or Good and Angry, then you should read Getting Over Getting Mad.

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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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Simple Pleasures

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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Call to Action

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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