LaToya's Life

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LaToya Forever ─ Life, love and laughter with a great YouTube star

YouTube star: LaToya "LaToya Forever" Ali has been putting a smile on people’s faces since 2009 when she first picked up a video camera and started sharing her fascinating thoughts, hilarious stories and moments from her life. She soon became one of the great YouTube stars. A hugely successful black woman as well as great YouTube star, LaToya continues to capture the hearts of millions with her playful, quirky, and inspirational vlog (and with the help of her adorable daughter and loving husband).

How she became LaToya Forever: However, LaToya didn’t always fit in. In this no-hold-barred inspirational memoir, she carefully looks back on her journey from friendless to “internet famous,” and her step-by-step journey from self-consciousness to self-loving. In her words, “Just being able to connect with people from all walks of life. My videos have made an impact…I feel like I’m making a positive change in the world.”

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Tea-spiration

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Looking for unique gifts for women? Tea-spiration, may be just what you're looking for! The tea lovers book: Tea-spiration aims to create a quiet movement where one can experience devotions, comfort, inspiration and the simple joys of life. Tea drinkers know that tea, the wonderful drink, can help them slow down and savor life's moments. Unique gifts for women: In her debut book, Lu Ann Pannunzio (http://theteacupoflife.com/), uplifts and inspires readers in a way that does more than just telling them a story about tea and its history. As in life, tea is about the little things we need to experience (devotions, inspiration, reflection, comfort). Each page of Tea-spiration is filled with feelings and moments (big or small) that tea enhances; simple joys that not everyone may notice or take the time to savor. Sometimes all you really need is a cup, water and some leaves to create your own wonderful cup of tea experience. So, take pleasure in this tea lovers book, along with that special cup of tea, and stop and appreciate the simple joys of life!
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The ABC's of LGBT+

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#1 Amazon Bestseller! ─ Are you seeking a deeper understanding of gender identity and sexual identity?

The ABCs of LGBT+ is a #1 Bestselling LGBT book and is essential reading for questioning teens, teachers or parents looking for advice, or anyone who wants to learn how to talk about gender identity and sexual identity. In The ABCs of LGBT+, Ashley Mardell, a beloved blogger and YouTube star, answers many of your questions about:

  • lgbt and lgbt+
  • gender identity
  • sexual identity
  • teens in a binary world
  • the LGBT family
  • and more

Understanding gender identity and sexual identity: The 21st Century has seen very positive movement for LGBT+ rights. In the last few years the overturning of DOMA, the SCOTUS ruling in favor of the Marriage Equality Act, American transgender politicians elected to office, and landmark moments such as Apple becoming the most valuable company in the world under the leadership of an openly gay CEO have advanced LGBT awareness and understanding. In a world full of LGBT questions, Mardell’s The ABC’s of LGBT+ has the answers.

The trusted voice of Ashley Mardell: We are living in a post-binary world where gender fluency and awareness of gender identity and a real understanding of our LGBT family is essential. Ashley Mardell, one of the most trusted voices on YouTube, presents a detailed look at all things LGBT+ in this remarkable book. Along with in-depth definitions, personal anecdotes, helpful infographics, resources, and more; Mardell’s LGBT book is proof it does get better every day in a world where people are empowered by information and understanding. In Mardell’s own words, "This book is also for allies and LGBT+ people simply looking to pack in some extra knowledge… a critical part of acceptance. Learning about new identities broadens our understanding of humanity, heightens our empathy, and allows us different, valuable perspectives.”

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Ask a Question, Find Your Fate

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#1 Amazon New Release! ─ Find your fate

Oracular answers: Think of a question you wish to divine the answer to and focus intently on that question, flip the pages of the book, stop the page with the tip of a finger and read the corresponding words, the results will surprise and amaze! The collected oracular answers span the ages with the words of some of the great thinkers, philosophers, poets and writers of all time.

Find inspiration and meditate: A must-have for fans of great poetry, fortune telling, magic eight balls and those with a sense of adventure! Readers are asked to contemplate a question and then randomly select an excerpt, which will offer revelations and inspiration for further contemplation. Excerpts are drawn from poets throughout the ages, including Shakespeare, Sappho, Li Po, Rumi, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Dylan Thomas, William Blake, and J.R.R. Tolkien. Though designed as a prophetic tool, it can also be used for daily inspiration and meditation.

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Rituals for Magic and Meaning

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Sacred living for each season

Celebrate life: What is sacred living? It is aligning our living with the rhythms of the Earth and recognizing that those rhythms are deeply meaningful. It is living in the knowledge that we are part of something larger than ourselves. It is being grateful for life while we live it. The key to celebrating the abundance of life lies in the recognition that we are surrounded by all that is sacred. Organized by season, Rituals for Magic and Meaning offers a suggested ceremony for each day of the year and includes hundreds of simple rites, suggestions, meditations, and holiday celebrations that can make the ordinary extraordinary.

Personalize your scared rituals: The culmination of a life’s work, author Cerridwen Greenleaf has poured her years of study into this guide to creating meaning in daily life. Rituals for Magic and Meaning fully explores the hows and whys behind ritual ─ allowing readers to truly master the art of creating personalized rituals. The author provides readers with a clear understanding of what makes up a ritual as well as detailed instruction on how to actually create rituals for personal growth. This book also gives readers a deeper awareness of the uses and applications of the art of rituals. Rituals for Magic and Meaning includes detailed information on: holiday rituals; seasonal rituals; designing original rituals; rites of passage and even life events such as birth, baby-naming, healing circles before surgery, “letting go” divorce rituals, graduation and weddings.

Rituals for Magic and Meaning is an empowering and thought-provoking book that guides readers to the next level of their journey towards personal and spiritual growth.

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Zen Dogs

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Mindfulness Mutts and Dharma Dogs

Readers of Start With WhyYou Are Here and Whatever You Are, Be A Good One will love the quotes and teachings of Zen Dogs

Advice from Zen Leaders: Join some cuddly puppies for the timeless teachings of Buddhism along with key lessons our canine companions are here to remind us of—such as how to live in the now—in Zen Dogs. Don’t let the adorable dogs fool you—they have plenty of mindfulness wisdom to share in the form of quotes and verses. These timeless verses will continue to be helpful and relevant to your life for years to come.

Daily Mindfulness: Meditate along with these verses daily. Every dog is a living example of loving kindness, a central tenet of the Buddha, which they reteach us with every affectionate lick and joy-filled wag of the tail. Learn from the dutiful dog to be true in body and mind. If you appreciated the mindfulness encouragement from Peace Is Every StepThe Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching and Together Is Better, you will love the quotes in Zen Dogs.

Let your inner Zen Dog guide you to enlightenment.

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Zen Kittens

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The Tao of Meow

Feline mindfulness: Is it time to “paws and reflect?” Cats are mysterious and even enigmatic, but they hold the keys to great wisdom. Is your kitten really meditating when staring off into space? Perhaps your kitten is sleeping or maybe deeply contemplating the very meaning of life. In every cat’s clear-eyed gaze lies a hint of secrets only they know. Cats will only come to you when they are ready, but kittens are always ready for companionship and a good cuddle.

Inspirational kittens: These adorable furballs embody the essence of Zen Buddhism - harmony of body and mind and living fully in the present moment. Kittens exemplify the Power of Meow with their simplicity, grace and blissful Buddha-nature. Each feline Zen Master in this lovely volume will get you one step closer to enlightenment as you follow the Four-Pawed Path. If you are looking for calm, clarity and insight into the teachings of Buddha, this is the purrrrfect book for you!

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Mom Boss

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Mom Boss — Super Mom, Great Business Woman

Entrepreneurial Mom: Learn how to be a super mom and a great business woman in a step-by-step guide to developing, incubating, and marketing your business without taking the joy out of family life with kids—being an active parent while succeeding as a woman business entrepreneur.

Badass Business Woman: Where Sophia Amoruso’s #GirlBoss left off for young millennials breaking into the business world, Mom Boss picks up and continues the mission for all the entrepreneurial moms out there. Mom Boss proves that being successful isn’t about degrees or sacrifices, it’s about balance and power. It’s where instinct meets intelligence. Every mom has it in her to be a badass business woman. Nicole Feliciano charts the course for building a successful career without sacrificing being a great mom.

Mom Boss: The first book by Nicole Feliciano the Founder & CEO of Momtrends MediaMomtrends Media provides busy women with a daily dose of style. Each day Nicole and her team of editors, interpret trends for moms, keeping in mind that modern women want to look and feel great, but they are working with less time and less energy than they had before the kids came along. Nicole and her team are there to help and inspire women to look and feel their best. Social media is her playground, and she's built a loyal following by making fashion fun and accessible.

Successful Business Woman: Before launching Momtrends Media, Nicole graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in English Literature, and spent a decade working in fashion -- most notably as an executive with Polo Ralph Lauren. When she became a mom in 2005, the business woman and fashion maven embarked on her social media career and began contributing to Babble.com, Time Out New York Kids, and many more online publications. Seeing a void in the blogosphere, she launched Momtrends.com in 2007. Momtrends continues to be the cornerstone of her media empire.

Mom Boss includes:

  • tips on how to develop, incubate, and market your business without taking the joy out of family life
  • valuable self assessment exercises
  • step by step advise, inspiration, and tried and true business and personal tips
  • insights into how to be a successful and happy business woman and mom
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The High School Survival Guide

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How to Study! ─ Do you want to develop great study skills, learn how to study smarter, and reach your full potential as a student?

How to study: “We are always told to study for exams and assignments but I can't remember a time when I was instructed on how to study!”

Study tips: Jessica Holsman of YouTube’s Study With Jess and Nickelodeon’s AwesomenessTV is changing the way teens feel about school. In her debut book, The High School Survival Guide, Holsman shares exclusive study tips and tricks to help you with how to get better grades! You will learn good study habits and tips, including:

  • How to get better grades
  • How to study better
  • How to study for a test
  • How to be a better student
  • How to study smarter

High School Survival Guide: Beyond the classroom, Holsman, who has a degree in Psychology, helps you understand your social skills as you grow from a Freshman to a Senior. From your first year orientation to applying for college and graduation, Holsman provides the best study tips and tricks to help you stay organized, write assignments, complete exams, manage stress and live a well-balanced life! Maximize your full potential, ace your next test, and become an A+ student!

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Things I Wish I Knew Before My Mom Died

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#1 Amazon Best Seller ─ Coping With Loss

The grieving process: Ty Alexander of Gorgeous in Grey is one of the top bloggers today. She has a tremendous personal connection with her readers. This is never more apparent than when she speaks about her mother. The pain of loss is universal. Yet, we all grieve differently. For Alexander, the grieving process is one that she lives with day-to-day. Learning from her pain, Alexander connects with her readers on a deeply emotional level in her debut book, Things I Wish I Knew before My Mom Died: Coping with Loss Every Day. From grief counseling to sharing insightful true stories, Alexander offers comfort, reassurance, and hope in the face of sorrow.

Coping with loss: In her early 20’s reality smacked Ty in the face. She was ill equipped to deal with the emotional and intellectual rollercoaster of dealing with her mom’s illness. Through her own trial and error, she found a way to be a caregiver, patient advocate, researcher, and a grieving daughter. She wrote Things I Wish I Knew before My Mom Died: Coping with Loss Every Day to help others find the “best” way to cope and move on, however one personally decides what that means.

Mourning and remembrance: In the chapters of this soul-touching book, mourners will find meaning and wisdom in grieving and the love that will always remain. Each chapter is a study and lesson in coping with loss:

  • Chapter 1: We’ve been duped, everyone dies!
  • Chapter 2: The truth about my moderately dysfunctional family
  • Chapter 3: The Art Of Losing
  • Chapter 4: The how of grieving
  • Chapter 5: How to be obsessively grateful
  • Chapter 6: Dear Mama
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le 7 Regole per Avere Succeso

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Stephen R. Covey Sono le 7 abitudini della gente altamente efficace ispirato una generazione . Per oltre 25 anni , lezioni di step-by - step di Stephen R. Covey hanno aiutato milioni da tutti i ceti sociali conducono una vita di successo e soddisfacente . Un nuovo istantanee condensati e trasformati edizione della più famosa opera di Stephen R. Covey è qui per continuare a quelle lezioni preziose per una nuova generazione . Ha spiegato attraverso infografica dal design accattivante che illustrano i componenti chiave del lavoro di Covey , le 7 abitudini della gente altamente efficace - Istantanee Edition è un approccio moderno per un classico senza tempo
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You Can Be Happy No Matter What

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Happiness is Not Around the Corner; it’s Right Here, Right now

Do you find yourself waiting for the best part of your life to begin? Or those things will get better soon? Dr. Richard Carlson, author who helped millions of readers stop sweating the small stuff, reminds us all You Can Be Happy No Matter What. Interactive Edition: In this interactive edition, people can experience the book in a wholly new way with Carlson’s narration, illuminating passages about living joyfully in the present moment. This handbook for happiness is based on proven psychology, the Principles of Thought, covering thought, mood, separate realties and feelings. Every moment of every day, our minds are working to make sense out of what we see and experience; yet this is one of the least understood principles in our psychological makeup. Carlson’s breakthrough work here in understanding the nature of thought can be the foundation to a fully functional life. Dr. Richard Carlson’s wise words in his own voice bring new dimension and understanding of awakening to your own happiness. This superlative interactive book aids anyone in understanding the ups and downs of life and how to build resilience. Most importantly, Carlson reminds us to not let the downside get in the way of living joyfully, despite the daily challenges we all face. In his own words, “Happiness is a state of mind, not a set of circumstances.”

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Purrs of Wisdom

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Ingrid King explores our relationships with cats by combining her professional expertise with compassionate insights into how cats can inspire, soothe and even help heal us. In Purrs of Wisdom, King artfully delivers pearls of wisdom celebrating all our relationships, feline, human or otherwise. You’ll want to savor each chapter and purr-haps revisit those that strike a personal chord.
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Os 7 Hábitos das Pessoas Altamente Eficazes

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Stephen R. Covey é os 7 Hábitos das Pessoas Altamente Eficazes inspirou uma geração . Por mais de 25 anos , lições passo-a- passo de Stephen R. Covey têm ajudado milhões de todas as esferas da vida levar uma vida bem sucedida e satisfatória. Uma nova edição instantâneos condensadas e transformadas da obra mais famosa de Stephen R. Covey é aqui para continuar essas lições valiosas para uma nova geração .
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New Grad Job Hacks

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What's after college? Learn how to get that job you always wanted.

Just graduated college? Still waiting for the perfect job that was supposed to be dropped in your lap after the graduation ceremony? Wondering when you get to start that marvelous and rewarding career you always dreamed about? New Grad Job Hacks is here to help. Career expert YouTuber and blogger Matt Tran, takes you step-by-step through how to make the most of your degree. Tran’s blog www.engineeredtruth.com has helped thousands of new grads figure out their best paths to fulfilling careers. In New Grad Job Hacks, Tran guides us from job fairs to social media, from internships to job shadowing and teaches how to research companies, interview, negotiate, and get that job offer you always wanted.

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First Things First

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First Things First: The Gold Standard of Time Management Books

Time management tips: Stephen R. Covey’s First Things First is the gold standard for time management books. His principle-centered approach for prioritizing gives you time management tips that enable you to make changes and sacrifices needed in order to obtain happiness, and retain a feeling of security.

The time-saving version of First Things First: The Snapshots Edition of First Things First is the efficient way to apply Dr. Covey's tested and validated time management tips, while retaining his core message. First Things First: Snapshots Edition will help you:

  • get more done in less time
  • develop and retain rich relationships
  • attain inner peace
  • create balance in your life
  • and, put first things first
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Great Work Great Career

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Great Work, Great Career - NEW Interactive Edition

As we live through successive economic earthquakes that shake the core of our society, it can be difficult to maintain one's footing. Still, Covey argues there is a positive side to these tumultuous times, provided one is willing to take a chance and go with it. Welcome this wild and demanding new world and embrace the opportunities it presents.

Covey tells us, don't just settle for a job; you want a great job. Great Work, Great Career - NEW Interactive Edition can help you find that great job and beyond that, a whole career. You will learn how to:

  • Create your own career opportunities and make a real difference in a terrific job of your
  • Define your unique strengths and the exact niche in the market that you can fulfill
  • Build relationships with key support people
  • Create an outstanding resume
  • And more

Stephen R. Covey is perhaps the most respected business thinker of our time, and his associate Jennifer Colosimo brings us this handbook for anyone who is seeking a job and a more fulfilling career. Their work is full of indispensable advice and tools.

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

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Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is the gold standard for grasping life and business.

His principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems gives the reader the security to accept and manage change and the knowledge to take advantage of these new opportunities.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – The Snapshots Edition takes this philosophy and compresses it in a series of user friendly, clear and concise graphics.

These visuals summarize and analyze all 7 of Covey’s habits in an efficient manner while retaining his core message of improvement.

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