Mama’s Milk and Me

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Strengthen the Mother-Baby Bond During and After Breastfeeding

“I needed this book in my life when I was weaning my babies. All of the mamas need this book.”—April Morones, Lactation Consultant

Perfect gift. An interactive guide, tool and special picture book keepsake that prepares your child and you for the end of nursing.

Weaning is a special and emotional transition―get the help you need. If you’re a breastfeeding mom, you know on an emotional level that the bond between mother and child is strengthened when breastfeeding. Due to both breast milk itself and the tangible contact of nursing, the connection is also strengthened on a scientific and physical level. This, among other advantages of breastfeeding, is part of what makes weaning so difficult, both for children and mothers. Knowing when to stop breastfeeding, and how to do it in a way that honors and preserves your relationship with your child, can make the process easier and smoother. In Mama’s Milk and Me, author and mother Alisha Gaddis provides a loving and interactive guide for taking this inevitable step.

Celebrate this new chapter in your life. While weaning comes with its challenges, it also opens the door to experience new and exciting milestones with your child. Just as your child will continue to grow and develop, so too will your relationship. Part of what makes this book a wonderful gift for new moms and mamas with experience is that it doubles as a keepsake. With a fill-in-the-blank format, mothers are provided a space to reflect and work through the emotional process of weaning. In addition, the book includes prompts for ideas on how to celebrate this step with your child. Learn more about:

  • The importance of breastfeeding and the bond between you and your child
  • How to sustain the connection even after breastfeeding stops
  • The exciting changes and developments that await you after weaning

If you enjoyed books like The Womanly Art of BreastfeedingBreastfeeding Made SimpleIna May's Guide to Breastfeeding, or The Happiest Baby on the Block, then you’ll want to own Mama’s Milk and Me by Emmy Award Winning actor, author, and mother, Alisha Gaddis.

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Nothing Bad Between Us

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An Incredible True Story About Family, Love and Forgiveness

“This is one of the most moving and, ultimately, hopeful books I have ever read." —Jean M. Bartunek, PhD, professor of management and organization, Boston College and former president of the Academy of Management

Finalist 2021 Eric Hoffer Award
#1 New Release in Mennonite Christianity

After being publicly humiliated in front of her entire close-knit Mennonite community, Marlena Fiol didn't know how she would recover. Follow her journey from an abusive upbringing in Paraguay to escape, love, and loss in the United States and finally on to forgiveness and reconciliation.

Discover a story of healing and personal transformation. Marlena's childhood was full of contradictions. Her father was both a heroic doctor for people with leprosy and an abusive parent. Her Mennonite missionary community was both a devoted tribe and a controlling society. And Marlena longed to both be accepted in Paraguay and escape to somewhere new. In Nothing Bad Between Us, follow Marlena's journey as she takes control of her life and learns to be her authentic self, scars and imperfections included.

Uncover inner peace―and inner strength.  Nothing Bad Between Us is a story of brokenness and eventual redemption that taps into our collective yearning for healing and forgiveness. As you read Marlena's story, you will:

  • Learn how to forgive yourself and others without giving up your personal growth and self-confidence
  • Discover that transformation and redemption often exist even in the most broken parts of who you are
  • Find out how to stand in your power, knowing that vulnerability won't lead to your downfall, but to increasing courage, connection, and authenticity

Readers of memoirs about family, self-healing, and the strength of a woman like The Glass CastleLove Warrior, and Leaving the Witness will be captivated by Nothing Bad Between Us.

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The Very Secret Sex Lives of Medieval Women

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What Was Sex Like for a Medieval Woman?

“Wickedly entertaining, informative and thought-provoking. An insightful, modern look at the lives of women as they were.” –– Dr. Markus Kerr, PhD, MDR.

#1 New Release in Etiquette Guides & Advice

An inside look at sexual practices in medieval times. Were medieval women slaves to their husband's desires, jealously secured in a chastity belt in his absence? Was sex a duty or could it be a pleasure? Did a woman have a say about her own female sexuality, body, and who did or didn’t get up close and personal with it? No. And yes. It’s complicated.

Romance, courtship, and behind closed doors. The intimate lives of medieval women were as complex as for modern women. They loved and lost, hoped and schemed, were lifted up and cast down. They were hopeful and lovelorn. Some had it forced upon them, others made aphrodisiacs and dressed for success. Some were chaste and some were lusty. Having sex was complicated. Not having sex, was even more so.

Inside The Very Secret Sex Lives of Medieval Women, a fascinating book about life during medieval times, you will discover tantalizing true stories about medieval women and a myriad of historical facts. Learn about:

  • The true experiences of women from all classes, including women who made history
  • The dos and don’ts in the bedroom
  • Sexy foods and how to have them
  • All you need to know for your wedding night, and well as insider medical advice
  • How to get pregnant (and how not to), and more

Fans of The Time Traveller’s Guide to Medieval England, Medieval Women and Terry Jonses’s Medieval Lives will meet real women and hear their voices in The Very Secret Sex Lives of Medieval Women.

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Find the Helpers

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A Parkland Shooting Grief Recovery Journey

“… powerful and heartening lessons on how we can help one another move forward and build a safer, more just world.” ―Gabby Giffords
“Fred Guttenberg is a hero." ―Lawrence O'Donnell

2020 Nautilus Silver Winner
#1 New Release in Grief & Loss

Life changed forever on Valentine's Day 2018 for Fred Guttenberg's family. What should have been a day of love became a nightmare. Seventeen people died at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Jaime Guttenberg, age 14, was the second to last victim.

From grieving to activism.  That Jaime and so many of her fellow students were struck down in cold blood galvanized many to action, including Jaime’s father Fred now an activist dedicated to passing common sense gun safety legislation. But this book is not about gun safety or Parkland.

Fred was already struggling with deep personal loss. Four months earlier his brother Michael died of 9/11 induced pancreatic cancer. He had been exposed to too much dust and chemicals at Ground Zero. Michael battled heroically for nearly five years and then died at age fifty.

Find the Helpers has a special meaning to the Guttenberg’s. It was a beloved family wisdom learned from watching Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. In the midst of tragedy, "always look for the helpers. There will always be helpers. Because if you look for the helpers, you’ll know there’s hope." ―Fred Rogers, 1999

Healing from grief. Discover the story of Fred Guttenberg’s journey since Jaime’s death and how he has been able to get through the worst of times thanks to the kindness and compassion of others. Good things happen to good people at the hands of other good people─and the world is filled with them. They include everyone from amazing gun violence survivors Fred has met to former VP Joe Biden, who spent time talking to him about finding mission and purpose in learning to grieve.

Enjoyed Eyes to the WindHaben, or The Beauty in Breaking? Then you'll love Find the Helpers!

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Affirm Your Life

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Renew Your Life

Align with what really matters. Do you find yourself detached from your greater purpose in life? Do you need a motivation boost? Should you realign yourself with what truly matters? Take a breath. Sometimes we are so caught up with getting things done, we forget that what truly matters is getting the right things done. It’s time to reset. Time to remind yourself about the things that bring you inspiration, purpose, and fulfilment.

A guided journal to help you find answers. For those needing to refresh themselves, rediscover what they most want, and get inspired, Affirm Your Life is your go-to source. Learning gratitude is an invitation for this type of wisdom. This guided journal contains thought-provoking writing prompts to help you dig deep and find the answers—and corresponding actions—you are searching for.

Each chapter features a true story and lesson inspired by the author of the timeless book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and guidance on how you can apply this wisdom to your own life. The lessons in this book are accompanied by confidence-boosting affirmations and inspirational quotes that will assist you on your journey to peace and purpose.

With the timeless teachings in this book, the Affirm Your Life journal will guide you to:

  • Rediscover your “why”
  • Learn to think abundantly and live in gratitude
  • Build seven powerful practices to help you accomplish your dreams

If you have been inspired by journals such as Getting to GoodThe Gratitude Journal for Women, or Start Where You Are, you will love Affirm Your Life, a guided journal inspired by the wisdom of Stephen M. R. Covey.

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A Modern Approach to the Birds and the Bees

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How to Raise a Sexually Healthy, Safe, and Informed Child in Our Modern World

A Modern Approach to the Birds and the Bees is the only book you’ll need for teaching sex education... —Amanda DeLis-Mireles, mother of four (ages 4–17) and teacher

#1 New Release in Human Sexuality and Health Education & Teaching

This book enables parents to engage in effective age-appropriate, evidence-based, integrated discussions with their children to optimize sexual health and reduce risk behaviors.

Raise sexually healthy kids. As parents, we want our children to be armed with scientifically accurate sexual education. But many of us lack the information, tools, and skill to be able to effectively engage in these complex conversations with our children. This book is an essential tool for parents, informing them about key issues surrounding sexual health so that they are better equipped to engage in age-appropriate, evidence-based, informed discussions with their children that improve sexual health and reduce risk behaviors throughout their lives.

Help your kids through puberty and beyond. Dr. Pickering knows that your children are going to face unique and difficult issues as they grow up. To help you prepare, A Modern Approach to the Birds and the Bees covers controversial and sensitive topics, diving into questions that many parents are afraid to ask. The chapters are written in an accessible format that will be easy for parents to understand and pass on to their kids. This book also takes an inclusive approach to sex education, capturing the unique concerns and questions related to modern sexuality, including:

  • Issues related to social media and the internet
  • Topics such as consent and personal safety
  • Unique concerns in the LGBTQ+ community

Parents looking for age-appropriate books on sexuality and puberty like Celebrate Your Body (and Its Changes, Too!), Growing Up Great!Boys & Sex, and Girls & Sex will love the scientifically based educational tools in A Modern Approach to the Birds and the Bees.

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Emotionfull

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Experience the Therapeutic Benefits of Emotional Self-Care

Emotionfull is a collection of tips, reminders, and advice from a mental illness and low self-esteem survivor who has learned beneficial techniques that focus on valuing her own feelings and listening to her inner needs.

Value your feelings. We can get overwhelmed by our own emotions. Though there's nothing wrong with what we're feeling, we all struggle with how best to face stress, anxiety, sadness, and even excitement sometimes. Emotionfull helps us process difficult emotions, one by one, and allows us the space to focus on them in a way that's healthy. Author Lauren Woods, creator of The Positive Page platform, has struggled with mental health and low self-esteem herself, so she comes to readers with experience and kindness in overcoming some of the daily challenges these struggles bring.

Listen to your needs. Once we accept and process our emotions, we are better able to understand what our inner needs are. All aspects of our health deserve time and attention, but more often than not, we put more emphasis on physical health. This book is a reminder to look inside and make sure we're addressing how we feel, not just how we look. It's a tangible reminder and guide for taking care of your mental health. Full of tips, advice, and self-care ideas, it shows us how to improve self-esteem and prioritize our emotional health.

Open up Emotionfull and learn more about:

  • Methods for working through overwhelming feelings
  • Stress-free ways to have difficult conversations about mental health
  • Self-care tips focused on emotional needs
  • How to recognize self-worth and build confidence

If you were helped by books like You Can Do All ThingsIt's OK to Feel Deeply, or Start Where You Are, then you'll want to experience the therapeutic benefits of Emotionfull.

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Prayers for Healing

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Daily Meditations and Prayers from Around the World 

“...I hope that people of all faiths as well as those who do not believe in a religion will find inspiration and understanding here that in some way contributes to their own inner peace. And I pray that through that inner peace they too will become better human beings and help create a happier, more peaceful world.” —The Dalai Lama

#1 New Release in Buddhism, Sacred Writings

Discover the power to heal through many meditation and prayer voices. This interfaith book provides insight from various religious and cultural texts that touches on our pain and inspires the healer within all of us to be reminded of hope and faith so that we may live a deeper, more meaningful, and fully self-expressed life.

Create a tapestry of comfort and inspiration. Maggie Oman creates a healing space for readers in her deeply spiritual book Prayers for Healing: 365 Blessings, Poems, & Meditations from Around the World. During moments that are filled with despair, illnesses, depression, or spiritual longing, Prayers for Healing draws on the power of wise and healing devotionals for reflection and deep mediation.

Embrace physical, emotional, and spiritual transformation. Prayers for Healing demonstrates the transformative nature woven through the power of prayer and wisdom, drawing from a select collection of influential spiritual leaders, philosophers and thinkers of our time that include:

  • The Tao Te Ching 
  • The Koran 
  • The Torah 
  • Native American texts 
  • The Bible 
  • Thich Nhat Hanh 
  • Wendell Berry 
  • Jack Kornfield 
  • Rumi 
  • Rainer Maria Rilke 
  • Marian Wright Edelman 
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. 
  • Marianne Williamson 

If you have found that works such as Prayers That Bring HealingEarth PrayersPrayers of Hope for CaregiversPrayers for Hard Times, or Prayers for Hope and Healing have brought inspiration into your life, then this book is an invitation to cementing your inner healer. 

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The Tao of Influence

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How to Become a Great Leader

By translating The Tao Te Ching into simple steps for greater influence, Karen has created a powerful tool for today’s leaders.” ―Andrea Menard, Métis Song Keeper

Wall Street Journal Bestseller
2021 International Book Awards finalist in Business: Management & Leadership
#1 New Release in Eastern Philosophy, Taoism

People are yearning to make an impact and create much needed change. Building a business, starting a movement, generating a new initiative in the workplace, creating change within a family, or supporting a non-profit enterprise in the community? People want to be part of the solution. Author Karen McGregor believes the 4000-year-old “Four Pillars of Influence” of the Tao Te Ching may be the key.

Positive vibes and how to influence others. Author Karen McGregor is an international keynote and TEDx speaker, and a guide to thousands of entrepreneurs and professionals seeking to become more influential leaders. In this book each chapter begins with a quote from the Tao Te Ching that connects with that chapter’s theme, then concludes with reflections and recommended actions.

A unique leadership skills book. The Tao of Influence stands apart as a business book. It speaks ancient wisdom to the modern-day leader, while providing practical and tangible actions that lead to high levels of sustainable influence and positive power. Discover an easy-to-follow roadmap to creating lasting change in your workplace, community, and family, while navigating chaotic and demanding environments.

Learn to:

  • Handle challenges and difficult people
  • End the dynamic that heightens power struggles and destroys influence
  • Create stillness and space to generate authentic power

If you have read books such as Weconomy, Leaders Eat LastRadical CandorDifficult Conversations, or Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth, you will want to read and learn from Karen McGregor’s The Tao of Influence.

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The Twelve Gifts from the Garden

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A Garden View of Anne Morrow Lindbergh's Gift from the Sea

“This book is a feast, a dream, a wondrous adventure….—Sherry Richert Belul, founder of Simply Celebrate and author of Say It Now.

Winner 2021 Eric Hoffer Award
#1 New Release in Philosophy, Consciousness & Thought, Tropical Climate Gardening, and Botany

During a tropical storm. In the aftermath of chemotherapy. In the midst of marital discord. These are among the times author Charlene Costanzo found comfort, joy, hope, and healing on Sanibel Island. Now, comes a collection of insightful life-guiding reflections inspired by the tropical botanicals of her precious flower garden.

Life lessons and line art in the tropics. In the tradition of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Charlene finds awe in the bounty of seashells along the Florida shoreline. But, it’s the foliage in Sanibel’s botanical garden that brings daily reflections and lesson-bearing messages.

Translating the beauty of botany. If you look closely, plants sprout with willpower and bloom with determination. Drawing from the beautiful nature of trees and flowers, Charlene crafts garden-inspired messages from her experiences with healing and understanding. Inside, find quotes, reflections, and bonus material:

  • Pen-and-ink line drawings with illustrations of flowers, leaves, and garden plants
  • Charlene’s Twelve Gifts resource and lessons learned in the garden
  • An epilogue from two other locales─Sedona, AZ and St. John, VI

Relaxing garden gift or beach gift. If you’re exploring the secret life of trees or the beauty of a cut flower garden, this environmentalist memoir is a great addition to any shelf of nature books. A combination of garden book and meditation book, it is both an ode to ecology and a collection of healing, discoveries, and epiphanies.

Looking for Anne Lamott books, gardener gifts, or inspirational gifts for women―or enjoyed bestsellers like Braiding Sweetgrass or The Hidden Life of Trees―then Twelve Gifts from the Garden is your next read!

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Cleanse Your Body, Reveal Your Soul

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Discover A Life-Changing Detoxification and Rejuvenation Therapy

Psychiatrist Judith E. Pentz, MD, travels to Nagpur, India, to study 5000-year-old Ayurvedic Panchakarma detoxification and rejuvenation therapy in a quest to provide enhanced holistic wellness treatment for her patients.

A change at the cellular level. Part travel memoir and part spiritual guide, Cleanse Your Body and Reveal Your Soul is one woman’s transformative quest with Ayurvedic Panchakarma (a fivefold detoxification treatment involving massage, herbal therapy, and other procedures) and the profound shifts that led to some sustainable, substantial life changes. Dissatisfied with a mainstream psychiatric practice, Dr. Pentz heads to India, where she undergoes an ancient, rejuvenating cleanse.

The tools and practices of Panchakarma. Dr. Pentz’s narrative offers a compassionate and compelling path for Western audiences and the Ayurveda-curious. Complete with healing oils, Ayurvedic daily rituals, and yoga poses, she supplements her journey with tips about preventive lifestyle changes that promote sustainable well-being.

Inside, find definitions, quizzes and wisdom, as well as chapters like:

  • Cellular Shift: the science behind Panchakarma and cellular change
  • Food As Medicine: tips about one of the central tenets of Ayurveda, food is healing, and maintaining an Ayurvedic diet
  • The Dish on Doshas: facts that illuminate concepts around the three doshas—vata, pitta, kapha—your constitutional and functional intelligence

If you have benefited from books like Ayurveda Beginner's GuideThe Ayurvedic Self-Care HandbookBody Thrive, or Ayurveda and Panchakarma, then Cleanse Your Body and Reveal Your Soul should be your next read.

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I Believe in Me

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Learn about Self-Love and Self-Care With Soolooka

“I Believe in Me is an honest and encouraging companion for anyone seeking inspiration on the journey to self-love.” ―Tori Press, author of I Am Definitely, Probably Enough (I Think)

A collection of illustrations and comics to cheer you up when life has you down.

A little world of positive mental attitude. No one is all darkness or all light. But sometimes it can feel like we’re walking with a dark cloud over our heads. So, how can we find a spark of joy? Follow author Soolooka through 150 hopeful illustrations to help you overcome bad days and negative thoughts.

Cool cartoons that cheer you on. Featuring old and new comics from Reiki master and Instagram illustrator Cheng Chi Sing (a.k.a Soolooka), this short and sweet guidebook is here to help you find joy when you are feeling lonely or anxious. Self-help manuals are often overwhelming and intimidating for someone who just needs a boost during stress. This friendly companion helps you cheer up with quick tips and easy exercises that encourage positive thinking. Beloved Soolooka characters help you:

  • Recognize the spectrum of your emotions, because it’s okay to not be okay
  • See a different perspective of the same situation, along with new solutions
  • Take that small, first step into a healthier frame of mind

If you enjoyed cute and funny cartoon characters in books like How to Be Happy (Or at Least Less Sad)You Can Do All Things, or Hyperbole and a Half, then I Believe In Me is the next comic you will love reading.

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Lose It Forever

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Lose Weight and Keep It Lost

“A must-read primer for anyone who has worked hard to lose weight and wants to keep it off.”—Tamilee Webb, MA, star of Buns of Steel

How to maintain weight. Don't rely on your neighbor's latest gym stories or diet fad. Lose It Forever is a cutting-edge self-help book based on data from the National Weight Control Registry. Inside, you’ll learn what’s worked for the thousands of others trying to lose weight fast—and keep it there.

Proven how to maintain weight strategies. Despite the overflowing bookshelves of dieting tips and health books, the U.S. remains the most overweight country in the world. Most people who work towards successful fat loss just gain weight back a few weeks later. And frankly, many of us are just always hungry or overeating. So, what’s unique about those who succeed? The answer is buried deep in the archives at the Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center, home to the largest study of successful long-term weight loss maintenance.

Learn how to make the life changes you need. The National Weight Control Registry includes data from more than ten-thousand individuals about their weight, nutrition and fitness habits, and weight management strategies. This is where Jason Karp comes in—a nationally-certified coach, medical doctor devoted to healthy living, and the founder of the REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ certification program. In his unique self-help book, he boils data down into actionable tips and wellness strategies for your everyday life.

Inside, you’ll learn that not all carbs are bad, eating can increase energy, and maintainable ways to:

  • Monitor your fats, carbohydrates, and protein
  • Exercise (a lot!) daily
  • Control your calorie intake with diets that work

If you enjoy nutrition books, healthy eating books, or fitness books—like Mini Habits for Weight Loss, Why We Get Fat, or Good Calories, Bad Calories—then you’ll love Lose It Forever.

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The 7 Habits on the Go

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A Condensed Guide to Improving Personal and Business Health and Reducing Stress

The world is changing dramatically and it’s easy to be alarmed and lose focus of what matters most. Don’t fall into that trap! Build leadership skills, boost productivity, and learn and apply the time-tested principles of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

It’s never too late to develop a growth mindset. Want to discover life-changing habits that will propel you toward a more productive and effective life? This compact adaptation of Stephen R. Covey’s all-time international bestseller, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, offers an efficient―yet in-depth―guide to becoming your best self and reaching your goals.

Less stress, more success. Readers who have never learned The 7 Habits before―as well as longtime fans who want a refresher―will find wisdom, direction, self-reflection, and life-affirming challenges that easily can be applied to your professional and personal life. The 7 Habits on the Go isn't just a productivity planner or habit tracker. If you’ll devote just minutes each day, you can develop the principles needed to stay proactive and positive. The positive paradigm shifts that The 7 Habits can produce help you:

  • Break free of old beliefs
  • Motivate toward meaningful change.
  • Develop positive behaviors to bring clear communication

If you’re looking for motivational books, self-improvement books, or business books—or enjoyed How to Win Friends and Influence People, Atomic Habits, or High Performance Habits—then you’ll love The 7 Habits on the Go.

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Thera-pets

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Latest Kate

An Art Therapy Card Deck of Emotional Support Animals to Make Every Day Easier

#1 Best Seller in Mental Health, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Phobias, and Card Games

Oracle card lovers and fans of Kate Allan and her colorful, inspirational illustrations will treasure this deck of self-love and daily affirmations cards. Kate draws from her own struggles with anxiety and depression to create soothing art therapy.

Art therapy to brighten your day.  Think of it as an inspirational card deck of emotional support animals to take with you anywhere (even places you might not be able to take a therapy dog)—an airplane, a trip to the dentist, first day at a new job or anytime you need a little boost of cheer and encouragement.

Give the gift of uplifting quotes. This card deck of 50 cute doodles comes from the author of the bestselling You Can Do All Things. Each card of positive affirmations offers you a daily moment of joy to escape from the problems so many of us face in this hectic, modern world.

Inside, you’ll find:

  • Cute animal drawings to calm your mind
  • Uplifting quotes to help you through bad days
  • Words of wisdom and ways to find mindfulness

Thera-pets: 64 Emotional Support Animal Cards is a great gift for anyone who loves How to Love Yourself Cards: A Deck of 64 Affirmations; Affirmators! 50 Affirmation Cards to Help You Help Yourself – without the Self-Helpy-Ness;You're Strong, Smart, and You Got This; or You Can Do All Things.

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You're Strong, Smart, and You Got This

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Latest Kate

Whimsical Illustrations with a Powerful Message

#1 Bestseller in Women Artists

Broaching the subject of mental health. It’s not easy to discuss mental health, even though it affects everyone. We want to believe we can handle anything that comes at us, but the reality is we all have good days and bad days. Because of this, it is important to check in with our mental health. Through guided illustrations, author Kate Allan opens the door to discussion about mental health in an approachable and unassuming manner.

Pep talks for any occasion. Whether you deal with social anxiety, depression, or are simply going through a rough patch, Allan is here with her friendly animals to help. Negative thoughts can keep us from reaching our full potential, not to mention hold us back from attaining happiness. This book is a source of validation and encouragement for those moments when we need a reminder of our worth.

A journey to wellness. The focus of this book is personal growth, both the reader’s and the author’s. With her beautiful illustrations, Allan guides us through how she went from rock bottom to managing her mental health quite well. By zooming in on mindfulness and prioritizing self-care, Allan expresses how we can get through the hardships we face and come out stronger.

Read Kate Allan’s new book, You’re Strong, Smart, and You Got This, and find…

  • Tips for when you’re feeling inadequate, overwhelmed, or down on yourself
  • An emotional first-aid kit in the form of whimsical colors and friendly, smiling animals that heal invisible wounds and make heavy subjects easier to face
  • Messages of hope for all ages, coming from a place of understanding and empathy

If you’ve enjoyed reading titles such as The Happiness Trap, Mind Over Mood, and You Can Do All Things, then you’ll love the expressions of encouragement found in You’re Strong, Smart, and You Got This.

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Nurturing Boys

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Practical and Positive Parenting that Promotes Your Boy’s Emotional Intelligence

From nationally recognized parenting expert and spokesperson, Will Glennon, come two hundred suggestions for raising emotionally aware and healthy boys.

Encouraging emotional intelligence from boyhood to manhood. Raised against a backdrop of gendered social and cultural norms, it’s no wonder that boys are more likely to struggle with their emotional intelligence. In this quick read, Glennon lists two hundred ways to nurture young men and, in turn, teach them how to nurture back.

Parenting tips and quotes. Avoid fragile masculinity, frat boy culture, and everything in between with a better understanding of male child behavior. Designed to help raise compassionate, emotionally intelligent boys and supplemented with emotional intelligence examples and child rearing anecdotes, Nurturing Boys encourages playful, thoughtful, and deliberate parenting styles.

Inside, boys will learn how to:

  • Connect with and manage their feelings
  • Use their feelings constructively, not destructively
  • Communicate their feelings

If you’ve asked, “What is toxic masculinity?” or “What is emotional intelligence,” and enjoyed books like Decoding BoysWild ThingsRaising Cain, or How to Raise a Boy, then you’ll love Will Glennon's Nurturing Boys.

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Overcoming Creative Anxiety

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Journal Your Way to Creativity and Confidence

“The practices in this marvelous journal will open you up to your own creative genius!” —Susannah Seton, author of Simple Pleasures

Journal away from anxiety and towards confidence through the power of creative writing and mind-body practices. Equal parts self-esteem workbook, adult activity book, and mindfulness journal, this indispensable guide calls all creatives to calm down and improve artistic confidence.

Anxiety relief for creatives. Do you want to live a more creative life? Are you tired of the voice inside your head saying, “you’re not good enough,” “you’re not creative enough,” blah blah blah? It’s easier to be a critic than a creator, so what happens when both the anxious critic and the ambitious creator reside inside your brain? Unlike other guided journals, Overcoming Creative Anxiety shares unique journal prompts and practices to help you get to know both your inner critic and your inner creator.

Banish stress, foster self-care, and improve self-confidence. There’s constructive criticism, and then there’s crippling criticism. To many creatives, self-doubt and perfectionistic tendencies only aggravate artist block. So what do we do when anxiety causes creativity to come to a halt? Here, author Karen C.L. Anderson provides journal prompts that simultaneously stimulate your inner creator and provide much needed anxiety relief for your inner critic. Whether journaling for self-care or in search of stress relief, this book helps you:

  • Understand creativity and artistry in a whole new way
  • Meet, get to know, and change your relationship with your inner critic(s)
  • Learn practices to calm your anxiety and discover ways to harness your emotion

If you enjoy activity books for adults or found books like Tiny Buddha's Worry JournalThe Self Confidence Workbook, or The Artist's Journey helpful, you’ll enjoy Overcoming Creative Anxiety.

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