By Lisa Hammond
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.
By Hugh Prather
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 Life, How Happiness Happens, Getting to Good, or Lovingkindness then you’ll love Shining Through.
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 Affirmations, In the Company of Women, That’s What She Said, and Great Quotes from Great Women will love Wild Women Talk Back by Autumn Stephens.
By David Kundtz
Too many guys of all ages have only about half the information they need to live successful professional and personal lives. Most men are terrific with their thinking halfthe part that deals with facts, figures, and information. Nothing's Wrong helps men find the half that's missingthe emotional half.
Men have long been conditioned to conceal a full range of emotions, including sadness, anxiety, and worry. Author David Kundtz shows men how to identify and express whatever they're feeling in a healthy way and to learn to be comfortable with the feelings of others. He provides the tools and language with which men can access and express deep, vibrant, emotional lives. Written for males, from teenagers to grandfathers, Nothing's Wrong liberates men so that their jobs and relationships can flourish and they can find new, lasting success in life, in the ways that really count.
Kundtz helps men become skilled and confident with the emotional part of life with a variety of stories, simpletodo exercises, and a threestep, daily practice for emotional fitness:
- 1. Notice the feeling and stay with it.
- 2. Name the feeling.
- 3. Express the feeling to the outside world.
Written in a matteroffact, nontouchyfeely style, Nothing's Wrong helps men manage their feelings to build rich, emotional lives and find more satisfying relationships, improved health, and successful careers. Try itthe results can be amazing
Here's a book that truly acknowledges the bewildering effects strong emotions have on men and how men can learn to deal with them. Its plain language and examples are far from the touchyfeely tone of so many other titles in this category.
By Hugh Prather
Tidbits of Truth Guaranteed to Make You Think
Best-selling author and counselor Hugh Prather demonstrates how a subtle shift in perspective can change your line of thinking—for the better.
Intensely personal and universal. Lessons learned in life most often come from experience, our own or that of others. In this little volume by Hugh Prather, we dive into life lessons that stem from Prather’s personal experiences and encounters that can be applied universally. From mundane recollections to aphorisms and mantras, Prather examines things from a point of view that is both enlightening and refreshing. No matter where you are in your life journey, this book is packed with motivational thoughts that can lead to growth and change.
Perceive something different—about yourself and others. A simple shift in perspective can go a long way toward adapting our thinking and bringing about personal transformation. Prather introduces various phrases throughout his book that carry a great truth in a simple way—such as, “"I have to act the way I am before I can become something else." By calling on us to examine these little truths in a different light, we can more easily see how they apply to our own lives and the lives of those around us.
Learn more about:
- Yourself—this book promises an ongoing journey of self-discovery
- How a shift in thinking can change your life
- Universal life-lesson quotes that you can turn to again and again
If you enjoyed books like Heart Talk, The Mindful Life Journal, or The Gifts of Imperfection then you’ll love < em>Standing on My Head by Hugh Prather.
By Gale Pryor
A Bouquet of Ways to Treat Yourself Every Single Day
Whether its remembering to exercise regularly, throwing yourself a party or writing a poem, Little Indulgences is your perfect self-care guide.
Learn to treat yourself often. Being indulgent is not all about being extravagant. Being indulgent can be something as small as buying yourself flowers or cooking a recipe you have been meaning to try. Anything can be considered self-care, and with this book, filled with holistic and emotional care, you can find plenty of luxurious indulgences to help you include self-care in your day.
Find new ways to be good to yourself. Life can be stressful and take a toll on any woman. You can learn new ways to unwind and re-energize with Cynthia MacGregor’s sound advice. Between instant indulgences that reap immediate rewards, or “Rewards Over Time,” that take longer to complete, this book gives you every option you could ever dream of. With Little Indulgences, learn more about:
- Ways to be kind to yourself
- Practicing self-care
- And so much more!
If you enjoyed books like The Little Book of Lykke, Wellness Witch or The Little Book of Life Skills, then you’ll love Little Indulgences!
Having Multiple Sclerosis Doesn’t Mean You Have To Stop Living
In People with MS with the Courage to Give, twenty-four individuals come together to deliver one inspiring message about courage, adversity, and a life less ordinary.
A collection of inspirational stories that evoke courage and confidence. We don’t get to choose whether or not we have Multiple Sclerosis, but we do get to decide how we live with it. Author and MS warrior Jackie Waldmen delivers a personal message of hope in these twenty-four tales of individuals who did the unthinkable, went against the grain, and proved that a Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis does not box have to box you in.
Meet inspirational people and lifelong friends. Within these pages, you’ll meet individuals with MS symptoms—but that didn’t stop them from living their best life. You'll meet Alicia Conill, an M.D. turned founder of The Disability Experience. You'll also meet Anthony Zaremba, an employee almost fired because of his shaking hands, later recognized for his success in community gardens and Brooklyn wheelchair access. People with MS with the Courage to Give offers readers:
- Powerful stories that show how nervous system disorders don’t define you
- Inspirational quotes to boost your self-esteem throughout the day
- Advice from people just like you who encourage you to do the impossible
If you enjoyed transformative books such as The Wahls Protocol, The Autoimmune Solution, or Goodbye Autoimmune Disease then you’ll love People with MS with the Courage to Give.
Understanding Your Heart Can Be Key to Your Health and Wellness
Heart Sense is a beautiful mixture of information and stories that weaves together understanding and self-improvement, contributing to your health and wellness.
The heart is the only organ that is the guardian of very complex emotions. From our heartfelt attraction to another and our heartfelt acceptance of ourselves, our hearts contain a storehouse of information, data, and memories. Much of our lives' essence and meaning is experienced on a "heart level."
There is no surer way to discover your life's destiny than to listen to your heart. Heart Sense presents a compelling combination of scientific facts and true stories to reveal the range of intelligence your heart contains. Evidence suggests that the heart is not only a muscle that pumps the blood we need to live; it also holds vital personal memories and information we need to survive. We must care for it through love, mindfulness, and meditation.
Learn how to form a stronger bond with your heart. Psychologist Paula M. Reeves designed this book to inspire personal exploration of your life's purpose. Exercises called "Heart Notes" appear throughout the chapters to help you recognize your own heart sense and use it to discover your own unlived life. This deeply personal self-help book will help you:
- Find insight into yourself
- Draw strength from within
- Take delight in the life you live
- Improve your overall sense of happiness
If you enjoyed books like Good Vibes, Good Life, Gene Keys, or Finding Your Own North Star, then you’ll love Heart Sense.
By Lisa Groen Braner
The Mother's Book of WellBeing carries a mother through the first year of motherhood and beyond. Divided into fiftytwo short chapters (read between changings ) one for each week of the year Lisa Groen Braner provides wise advice for new mothers and experienced mothers alike. Learn to take time for yourself and claim a few moments of peace, survive sleep deprivation, make room for romance with your partner, and tune into your "maternal wisdom."
By Hugh Prather
Your Go-to Guide for Finding Happiness
Life got you down? Discover the cure to gloomy days in this book—packed with wisdom and inspiration guaranteed to bring your smile back.
The obstacles to your happiness. There are a lot of things in life that we worry and stress about. Our jobs, relationships, and possessions are important to us, and because of that, we look to them for happiness. But when they ultimately disappoint us, they act as obstacles to attaining that very happiness we thought they would bring. In this motivational book, author Hugh Prather urges readers to let go of attitudes that hold us back from experiencing happiness.
How to live a happy life. When we recognize and address the obstacles in our lives, we open the door for happiness to come in. But it doesn’t happen without putting in the work. During his years of counseling, Prather learned and developed an actual program for being happy. Through following this program, and examining our own lives, we can learn how to actively work towards achieving the happiness we all long for.
In How to Live in the World and Still Be Happy learn:
- How to find your happy life with the help of concrete exercises
- About the obstacles that may be standing in your way
- The benefits of an inspirational guide that you can return to again and again
If you enjoyed books like Resisting Happiness, How to Be Happy (Or at Least Less Sad), A Year of Positive Thinking, or Get Out of Your Own Way, then your next read should be How to Live in the World and Still Be Happy by Hugh Prather.
By Amanda Ford
By BJ Gallagher
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.
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.
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.
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