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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Kiss Me, I'm Single

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Note: This is NOT a book for single women on how to find a man/ it is a guide for women who want to find their truest selves and celebrate them. As the author of the daily meditation book for teenage girls, Be True to Yourself, Amanda Ford's message of fierce individuality and even stronger identity has grown up with her audience. In her new book Kiss Me, I'm Single, Ford exhorts single women not to get lost in the pressure to be in a relationship (single women's mantra: Any relationship will do ) and not to lose themselves in a relationship. The bottom line is that the most important relationship they can have is with themselves. True love is an inside job and begins with you. It is a basic fact of life that in order to be truly happy and fulfilled with another person, you must be truly happy and fulfilled on your own first. A good relationship can enhance life for sure, but it cannot take what is just "okay" and turn in into perfect. In Kiss Me, I'm Single Amanda Ford urges readers: "Get off your derrieres and get to work on yourself. Go inward and be relentless in your search. Discover what is in you that you must do in order to bring joy into your own life." Refreshingly honest, ruefully witty and wise, Ford has also dug deep down and done the work she recommends. From her soulsearching sojourn, Amanda Ford brings back news that will empower all young women: "Love has nothing to do with another person/ it is a condition of your own heart."
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Everyday You

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Eric Maisel has written more than thirty books to help people live more creative lives despite the difficulties our society throws in our path. In Everyday You, Maisel takes a fresh and innovative approach to inspire all who would live a mindful, joyful life, grounded and connected to their work, their families, their own spirit. Everyday You is an inspirational gift book with a twistit is aimed at putting an idea into action for a richer life. For example, in "Grow connected by valuing connection," we are invited to write a list of reasons to strengthen connections with people in our lives. The very act of writing this list can help strengthen our connections. "Take the time to make a list that impresses you and convinces you of the value of connection in your life," Maisel encourages. Ninety entries in all make this a book to savor through a season and beyond. Deep and rich enough to dip into over and over again, this beautiful and inspiring bedside or coffeetable book is an ideal gift for any occasion.
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Practice Random Acts of Kindness

A Course in Compassion

From the creators of the Random Acts of Kindness series comes this practical guide to kindness. Full of inspiring meditations, affirmations, and true stories, this book acts as a guide to creating real change in our world through acts of kindness.

Join the kindness revolution. All over the nation and beyond, people are realizing the power of kindness. With one act, you can change someone’s day—and make the world a better place. It doesn’t take much to offer kind words or deeds to someone, but it can change the whole course of their day. When we participate in random acts of kindness, we join the movement of building a better future. This book by the editors of the Random Acts of Kindness series, with a foreword by Rabbi Harold Kushner, presents readers with a motivational guide to living out kindness each day of our lives.

Inspirational stories and simple suggestions. From the wake of Hurricane Katrina to the tragedy of the tsunami to troops in Iraq performing acts of daily compassion, this book highlights the ways in which people are working towards creating a more benevolent world. It demonstrates the weight that a single act of compassion can have and how powerful our actions can be when we all join together. In addition to inspiring true stories, this “course in compassion” includes meditations, affirmations, and suggestions for how you can go out and make a difference. Filled with practical wisdom and motivational quotes, this book is your go-to guide for turning the kindness spark into a flame. Learn more about:

  • How to practice random acts of kindness
  • The impact that compassion has on our world
  • Stories of kindness changing people’s lives

If you’ve read books like Chicken Soup for the SoulThe Power of KindnessGo Be KindHow Can I Help?, or A Year of Positive Thinking, you’ll love Practice Random Acts of Kindness.

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If Women Ran the World, Sh*t Would Get Done

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The Perfect Gift for a Woman Who Wants More for Her Gender

Packed with little-known sheroes and empowering journaling prompts, this book and interactive journal is a must-have for those who believe the world would be a better place with women in charge.

Feel inspired and empowered by historical women. The importance of women is written throughout history, in big ways and small. From women in science to women in sports to the women in leadership positions paving the way for change, the stories of these sheroes are sources of hope and direction for girls, young and old, everywhere. By turning to their example, we too can be change-makers and champions of women empowerment. With the help of their “butt-kicking inspiration,” we can see our own potential and find the motivation we need to get up and accomplish our goals.

Dream about the kind of world you'd run. Author Shelly Rachanow shares the many ways in which women do for others, from their families to their friends to the wider world (hint: the list goes on and on). She then asks readers to consider how much woman power has shaped the world, and turns the question to us: what are our buttkicking ideas for changing the world around us? These empowering journal prompts ask us to look inward, at our own role as women, and decide how we will make the world a better place for our children and those who come after us. By writing down our own ambitions, and looking to the example of iconic female leaders, we take a step towards making our dreams a reality.

Dive into this interactive journal and learn more about:

  • The many significant accomplishments of women throughout history
  • The role each of us plays in changing the world for the better
  • How to join the movement for female empowerment

If you enjoyed books like Badass AffirmationsBad Girls Throughout HistoryThe Book of Gusty Women, or Made Out of Stars, then you’ll love If Women Ran the World, Sh*t Would Get Done.

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Luminous Mind

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The definitive mental fitness manual, Luminous Mind offers a unique and uncomplicated process for engaging fully in life, feeding your soul, and releasing your mind and spirit from the bonds of stress and worry.
Stressed out and self-medicating with stimulants and cable TV is the norm in today's society. The only solution, aside from retreating to a mountaintop, is to harness the power of your mind and breath through meditation.
In this concise and clear guidebook, Joel and Michele Levey, the authors of The Fine Arts of Relaxation and A Moment to Relax, teach the same techniques for meditation, focus, and anxiety relief they have taught to Navy Seals, the United States Army, and countless business leaders around the world.
In what is truly an introduction to personal mastery, the Leveys demystify this spiritual practice and provide a complete overview of every kind of meditation, condensing their lifetime of learning into this remarkably useful book.
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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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The Woman's Book of Spirit

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Take An Authentic Look Within Yourself

When the Divine Feminine instructed Sue Patton Thoele to "pour water on my women," Thoele set about writing a book to provide women with spiritual sustenance for every area of their lives.

The Woman’s Book of Spirit is Thoele’s take on what it’s like to have the best intentions in the world and blow it—and not just once. It’s a book that asks us to meditate on a series of anecdotes and stories that touch on intimate portrayals of everyday living, from knowing how to receive love to handling grief.

Nourishment for the soul’s journey. Each daily reflection in this book evokes a nourishing and motivational sense of self that empowers and heals, so that you may move forward in your journey.

The Woman’s Book of Spirit:

  • Is written in a series of short meditations that allows you to connect more deeply to yourself
  • Contains the meaning behind “the Sacred Feminine Voice” that teaches you how to heal your wounds
  • Includes quotes from distinguished women to revitalize your heart

If you felt empowered by books like Journey to the HeartThe Confident Woman Devotional, or The Gifts of Imperfection, then you will find The Woman’s Book of Spirit to be a new guide to spiritual living.

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There Are No Mistakes

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There are no mistakes there are only choices. That is the simple premise of There Are No Mistakes, which Eleanor Wiley has learned in twentyfive years of sobriety as a mediator, an artist, and a teacher. "For many years I tried to make my life conform to a lot of shoulds. Not until I got into recovery through Alcoholics Anonymous did I realize just how many 'shoulds' I had been trying to follow. Along my own travels, first through the Twelve Steps and now through my teaching around the world, I have come across many people who walk through the world in comfort. Their lives aren't easy, they have just accepted them and approach them with a certain grace and ease. As I thought about what they had in common, I identified eleven attributes." The eleven attributes cultivated include:1) Know where you came from, 2) Know your story. 3) Accept yourself. 4) Own your pain, hurt, and vulnerability. 5) Laugh at yourself. 6) Find community. 7) Take care of yourself. 8) Give yourself permission to change your mind. 9) Be willing to fall apart and put yourself back together again. 10) Create a tool box. 11) Go with the flow. This astoundingly candid and simple book is illustrated with personal stories from the author and people she has encountered on her path, along with specific and simple exercises to do at the end of each chapter.
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Women's Work Is Never Done

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Not to be confused with Alice's famous remark on a memorable episode of the Honeymooners, "Men work from sun to sun, but women's work is never done," Women's Work Is Never Done by BJ Gallagher celebrates the fact that women's work is never done because it's never meant to be done. Women are meant to nourish and grow themselves and others, throughout their lives, and Gallagher's book acknowledges and affirms it.
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Moments in Between

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A Daily Dose of Mindfulness and Meditations to Remind You to Breathe

A companion that steps in when life moves too fast. Moments in Between reminds you to stop and practice reflection on both yourself and the world around you.

Moments In Between is a book of meditations, reflections, and wise guidance that reminds you that the "spaces in between" the big events of our lives aren't meant to be forgotten, or worse, fill us with anxiety. They’re to be taken in a stride, appreciated, and reflected on. Filled with the purpose of helping you achieve your highest state of mind, this meditative guide includes:

  • Inspirational quotes to shift your perspective
  • Daily reflections that help you appreciate the little things
  • Motivational guidance on living your best life

Learn to Take Five or Ten. Take the moments in between tasks in a busy morning, at the end of the day, as evening falls. Learn to become fully awake and remember who you are. Allow the important things in life to come back into focus and foster the potential you possess.

If you enjoyed meditative books like The Seven Spiritual Laws of SuccessThe Untethered Soul, or A New Earth, then you’ll love Moments in Between.

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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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The Little Secret That Can Change Your Life

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With a light heart and in the nicest, most insightful way, Joann Davis invites us to stop running around in circles. If we stop working for the cheese at the end of the maze, for the biggest toys at the end of the day, who knows what we could accomplish or how we might feel? This little book is nothing less than a game plan for creating a life that counts.

In the tradition of Robert Fulghum, "The Little Secret That Can Change Your Life"* is a collection of short inspirational essays designed to help readers discover the path to a more meaningful life, one that is less about running the modern rat race of workaholism, consumerism, debt, and frustration. The book suggests that a more rewarding way of living comes when we realize that beneath the surface of life is a spiritual economy made up of virtues and values. Money and material things matter, but they aren't everything. We must be careful not to gain the world and lose our souls.

"Our inner world is ours to make of what we choose. Magnificent changes can radiate out of every human heart if we so desire. So then, if you are open, brave, and willing to take the challenge, read on. See if you don't agree that there's much more to life than winning the rat race."

If every person who reads this book chooses one way to leave the rat race and passes the idea to just one other person, in no time at all our national priorities could change. Children could become more important than money. Virtue could become its own reward. Corporate greed could become passe.

There are rules for rats -- Bite off more than you can chew. Act as if enough isn't -- ever. View life as part of work, instead of work as a part of life. Follow them all, win the race, and you'll still be -- a rat

There are rules for mice -- No fighting, no biting. You scratch my back, I'll scratch yours. If you can't fight 'em, lick 'em.

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Simple Pleasures of the Kitchen

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

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

Organized by season, the book offers:

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

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

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Dream Big

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When author Lisa Hammond followed her passion, she founded her own company, Femail Creations a womanoriented catalog company that grew into a huge success. Lisa loved shopping, thus the mailorder catalog. Because she's passionate about women making their way in the world, Femail Creations features only items crafted by women artisans. In Dream Big Hammond details how she and her sister entrepreneurs followed their dreams and managed their fears to become happy and successful. Lisa shares the lessons they learned, the mistakes they made, and the fulfillment they attained. Dream Big reflects Lisa's inspirational personality and drive, as well as her belief in the power of women connecting with women from the artists whose products appear in Femail Creations to the women who buy those products. Dream Big is a virtual meeting place for women who want to live and work their dreams. By sharing parts of their stories and tips, the women who've done it lend a hand to those who still dream that "maybe someday..." Readers will find inspiration, as well as hardnosed advice, about how to pursue their passion whether for business, creativity, family, or anything else in spite of fear and inevitable missteps. Chapters include: "Permission to Dream," "Facing Fears," "Attempting the Impossible," "Owning Our Power," "Trusting Our Guts," "Persistence is Omnipotent," and "Never Too Late." Dream Big shows women that the first step isn't writing a business plan it's listening to yourself and taking your turn/ it's managing your life from the heart with a "femail" touch. Hammond, who's known to her thousands of customers, friends, and family as the Barefoot CEO, didn't do things conventionally. That makes for hilarious stories, heartstopping inspiration, and rollupyour sleeves tips a blueprint in action for their dreams.
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Ben Franklin's Guide to Wealth

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Ben Franklin's Guide to Wealth is the modern version of the treatise The Way of Wealth by Richard Saunders, one of Ben Franklin's many pseudonyms. Franklin practiced what he preached in the treatise, and it made him rich enough to have a full life, travel extensively, and follow his intellectual musings, which in turn led him to become an accomplished scientist, inventor, political activist, diplomat, and writer. Franklin wasn't born rich. He built his legacy using his intelligence, curiosity, natural good sense, and proclivity for thrift and hard work. When he died, he left a fortune. Barrett and Mingo bring practicing what Franklin preached up to date for today's busy lifestyles. It's time to get back to financial basics. It's time to think about what "rich" really means. It might mean not hiring someone to do lawn work, saving some money, and sharing time spent together as a family. It's time to look for guidance from America's original financial guru, Ben Franklin.

Ben Franklin's Guide to Wealth shows readers how to apply Franklin's financial wisdom to their own lives. Quotes from the original treatise such as "If you have something to do tomorrow, do it today" and "Leisure is time for doing something useful," are followed by the authors' downtoearth commentary. Barrett and Mingo--history and trivia buffs--offer their own sage advice on a range of financial basics, including debt, thrift, the value of work and business, developing financial responsibility, money and time, and preparing for the future. As the authors attest in the Introduction, we should listen to the way of Ben Franklin because "it works." A clever, wise, and fun book, the financial advice in Ben Franklin's Guide to Wealth works as well today as it did 250 years ago.

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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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Wild Women Talk Back

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The Meaning of Life as Told by Wild and Brave Women

Wild Women Talk Back is for any women out there looking for inspiration, empowerment, or even just a laugh. The iconic women quoted in this book are sassy, full of wisdom, wickedly funny, and just what you need to remind you that girls run the world.

Motivational words from the greats. These women—movie stars, politicians, musicians, and writers—remind us to be unapologetically ourselves. Their power-packed words cut to the truth of femininity and reveal what being a woman in this world looks like, not shying away from the harsh realities as well as the joys and pleasures. The inspirational women quoted here offer their own brash brand of counsel and commentary on themes common to women's lives and act as a guide, comic relief, and a source of empowerment for all women.

Rejoice in your wild side. This book is more than a compilation of inspirational quotes for women—it’s an invitation to embrace and live out your wild and beautiful feminine self. Not only will these empowering quotes lift your spirits, but they will make you stop and think about the meaning of life and women’s invaluable role in the world. Wild Women author Autumn Stephens introduces each section, shedding contemporary light on the collection of quotes from awe-inspiring and unforgettable women such as Madonna, Lucille Ball, and Mary, Queen of Scots. Open up this book packed with quotes about being a woman and learn more about:

  • Insight into everything from sex to motherhood, physical appearance to self-esteem, and coping with a career to finding wisdom
  • The hilariously and shockingly relatable experiences of women throughout the ages
  • The timeless wit and wisdom that women have to offer

Readers of books such as Badass AffirmationsIn the Company of WomenThat’s What She Said, and Great Quotes from Great Women will love Wild Women Talk Back by Autumn Stephens.

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