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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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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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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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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Simple Pleasures of the Garden

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Simple Pleasures Series

Simple Pleasures of the Garden is a treasure chest of tips, how-to's, stories, and trade secrets gathered together in one beautiful book. Organized by season, the hundreds of suggestions and recipes present a profusion of ways to celebrate the bounty of the Earth all year round.

Projects include handcrafted lotions and oils, baskets and wreaths, potpourris and floral waters, along with dozens of simple, inexpensive home decorations and easy-to-prepare recipes that utilize all of your garden's harvest. From compost tea to confetti corn chowder, Simple Pleasures of the Garden will inspire you to bestow the comforts and charms of your garden on family and friends.

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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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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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365 Meditations and Celebrations
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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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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Reconnecting to Friends, Family and the World Through the Po
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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