By Stephen G. Post
By Stephanie Krikorian
By Lune Innate and Others
By Marc Silber
Creative Conversations from some of the world's top photographers, filmmakers, Grammy award winners, TED presenters, actors, CEOs and more!
Many of us think of creativity as something distant and incompatible with daily life—a skill that artists get to use, but not the rest of us. Maybe you feel like a land-locked surfer, yearning for exhilarating rides. Or maybe you live for the few hours a week when you can take photographs, paint, or write. It’s time for a new mindset. From the parent coming up with ways to keep the kids entertained, to the entrepreneur inventing a new product—all of us have many opportunities for creative expression. Successful people know that living itself can be an art. Create shows you how to rediscover the artist within you.
Live a More Creative Life through Creative Conversations and Understand the Natural Cycle of Creativity: People who make a living in the creative arts know that there is a cycle to unlocking the imagination. Visualize, know your tools, work your craft, refine, share. When you tap in to this cycle, you’ll find ways to operate at your highest state in all aspects of life.
Find your creative purpose: Overcoming the barriers to innovation is easier than you think.Marc Silber, best selling author, award-wining creative and educator, will show you how to avoid the traps of procrastination, overthinking, and self-doubt. The exercises in this book are specifically designed to help you find certainty and confidence in self-expression.
Create is not like other art books about the techniques of a specific style. This is a guide for personal development.
In this guide, you’ll learn how to:
- Master the techniques of visualization
- Draw inspiration from the world around you
- Collaborate with people who can further your vision
- And share with others to spread the joy
If you enjoyed motivational books like The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life, Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, and Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way: 25th Anniversary Edition, you’ll love Create.
By Ilja Grzeskowitz
Personality is the Key to Professional Success
Personal relationships are key to success: In a time when workplaces are becoming more digital and more automated every day, our mindsets and our personal relationships will determine whether we succeed in tomorrow’s markets. We all have one shot to make a lasting impact. Innovators with the changemaker mindset know how to see that opportunity when it comes and make it matter.
The human success factor: In the coming years, the human success factor will determine who is among the winners and who is among the losers. All business adventures start with a focus on the self. When you know who you are and develop a deep sense of confidence in yourself, you’ll have the flexibility to roll with the punches.
Change comes from within: Whether your goal is to lead a self-determined life, position your company for the future, or be a successful part of a team, external change starts with internal transformation.
With The Changemaker Mindset, you’ll master the three Ps of personal development:
- Purpose. Reconsider what motivates you and find your non-negotiable core principles.
- People. Build a strong inner circle of peers, because nobody wins alone.
- Persistence. Develop the confidence to take action, navigate setbacks, and implement change.
Readers who liked The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey, Leading Change by John Kotter, and The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail by Clayton Christensen will love this new approach to effective business management from personal development.
By Julie Peters
Rediscover Love and Desire after Sexual Assault
Readers of The Body Keeps the Score, The Deepest Well and Trauma Stewardship will want to pick up Want: Recovering Desire after Sexual Assault.
Have the courage to heal: We know, increasingly, how common and devastating sexual violence is for women, but we don’t always talk about how survivors can recover from the trauma and return to desire, sexuality, trust, and pleasure. Want is the story of how Julie Peters did just that—and how you can, too.
Move past the fog of trauma: In the years after the assault, Julie was in what she calls the fog of trauma: the colorless, tasteless experience of barely getting through the day. No one—not counsellors, support groups, or other survivors—could give her any advice about how to find the desire that could bring her back to joy, intimacy, and connection, so she had to make it up on her own. In Want, a genuine, vulnerable, and accessible account, Julie tells the story of getting from the devastation of trauma to living a full life in eight sometimes challenging, often bumbling, and occasionally totally delightful steps.
Experience hope, healing and recovery: We have plenty of stories about the helplessness, frustration, and vengeful feelings that can come up after trauma. Culturally, we have started a conversation about these experiences, and we’re all confused about what this all means for our relationships with each other. We badly need stories of hope, healing, and recovery. Survivors of assault, if you've been thinking to yourself, "I thought it was just me," Julie is here to show you that you are not alone. Your loved ones may not know how to support you, but they can learn more about your experiences and how to walk alongside you through this book, just as you can learn how to recover from the trauma you've experienced. Want offers a window into one person’s experience of recovery—plus the happy ending we all need to know is possible after trauma.
Want: Recovering Desire after Sexual Assault is Julie's story of getting through the devastation of sexual assault to living a full life. In this book, you will learn how to implement the eight steps Julie took to recovery:
By BJ Gallagher and Others
Inspirational and Spiritual Prayer Guide
If you liked Help, Thanks, Wow by Anne Lamott or Anxious for Nothing by Max Lucado, you’ll love Your Life is Your Prayer.
Prayer can point your life in the right direction—or the wrong one: Whatever you’ve got going on in your life is what you’ve been praying for—sometimes consciously, but often unconsciously. If you want something different in your life, you must pray a different prayer. Your Life is Your Prayer by BJ Gallagher and Sam Beasley will show you how to do just that.
Everything you do is prayer: You may not realize it—many people don’t—but the decisions you make throughout the day, the attitudes you adopt, the conversations you have, the way you respond to other people, and the thoughts you think are all prayers. The food you choose to eat is a prayer, the way you spend your money is a prayer—even the way you drive is a prayer! We are constantly communing with the Divine throughout our daily lives, even in the most mundane activities. And our prayers are always answered in the affirmative: “Yes.”
The Universe will give you what you're praying for: Whatever you’re thinking about (and therefore praying about) will manifest in your life. If you are worrying, "I don’t have enough money," the Universe will say ‘Yes, you don’t have enough money.’ If you’re constantly lamenting to your friends, "I don’t have a man in my life," the Universe will respond, ‘Yes, you don’t have a man.’ If you frequently complain, "I’m fat," the Universe will answer, ‘Yes, you’re fat.’ Your thoughts and words are prayers, and the Universe always gives you what you’re praying for. So learn how to pray differently with Your Life is Your Prayer.
Your Life is Your Prayer will show you how to change your life by changing your prayer:
- Learn how to stop complaining
- Discover how to focus on what you do want, not what you don’t want
- Learn how to make your prayers positive and affirming—to get more of what you want in your life
- Discover how, by constantly choosing new thoughts and new conversations, you will literally create a new life for yourself
By Gautama Buddha
Inspirational Llamas and Alpacas
Readers of Start with Why, You Are Here and Whatever You Are, Be A Good One will love the quotes and teachings of Zen Llamas (and Alpacas)
Advice from Zen Leaders: Join some cuddly llamas for encouragement from Buddhist teachers like Thich Nhat Hahn and the Buddha himself in Zen Llamas (and Alpacas). Don’t let the adorable alpacas 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. Learn from the lovely llama to be true in body and mind. If you appreciated the mindfulness encouragement from Peace Is Every Step, The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching and Together Is Better, you will love the quotes in Zen Llamas (and Alpacas).
Let your inner Zen Llama guide you to enlightenment.
A spell book for love and romance
Enthusiasts of Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft by Raymond Buckland, 1001 Spells by Cassandra Eason, and The Modern Guide to Witchcraft by Skye Alexander will love Moon Spell Magic for Love.
A Wicca spell book of love magic: Witchcraft is based on the knowledge that our destinies lie in our own hands, even in matters of the heart. Why suffer love gone wrong when you can do something about it? Why doubt your own power to attract love when a little herbal chemistry (to go along with the other kind!) can make you irresistible.
Moon spells for romance: Magic influences desired outcomes, empowers, and fosters growth. Begin this process with spells for love: spells that create the potential for love, draw the attention and devotion of a lover, strengthen the union between an existing couple, invoke sexual magic, heal a broken heart, and fill your own heart with love and compassion for yourself.
Inside this book are:
- Secret recipes for aphrodisiacs
- Ritual celebrations for the high holidays of love
- Insight into the mysterious realm of the moon and the stars.
- Directions for using moon phases, crystals, potions, flowers, herbs, and astrological signs for maximum power and accuracy
A great addition to your Wicca supplies: The moon magic in this book brings light and love into peoples’ lives. With desire, a loving attitude, a few natural ingredients, and a dash of magic, these custom-crafted recipes will cook up exciting flirtation, enchanted courtships, and real lasting love.
A perfect spell book for true romantics.
By Tim Tamashiro
Increase Your Happiness Through Faith and Spirituality
Prayer takes many forms: Sitting in silence, walking mediation, using prayer beads or folding your hands every night and talking to God are all forms of prayer. If you want something different in your life, you must pray a different prayer. We are constantly communing with the Divine throughout our daily lives—even in the most ordinary activities. The Woman’s Book of Prayer will show you all the ways you can pray, so that you can find the methods that work for you.
Draw inspiration from a variety of sources: Comprised of both mindfulness meditations, prayer practices and selections of sacred texts, poems and blessings, The Woman’s Book of Prayer by Becca Anderson, author of Prayers for Hard Times and Every Day Thankful, gathers words of encouragement, comfort and sustenance for women. From Peace Pilgrim to Psalms to Dolly Parton, this collection of power thoughts and purposeful prayers will help you get inspired, and more importantly, stay inspired.
Change your life by changing your prayer: Author Becca Anderson credits her recovery from a serious illness to the power of daily prayer. But she had to change the way she prayed and set off on an exploration of the myriad methods people use and uncovering the world’s best prayers. The Woman’s Book of Prayer shows how to change your life by changing your prayer. By carefully and consciously choosing affirming thoughts and deliberately looking for blessings at every opportunity, you will literally create a new life for yourself.
The Woman’s Book of Prayer will help you:
- discover how to focus on what you DO want, not what you don’t want
- learn how to make your prayers positive and affirming
- find out how to get more of what you want in your life
By Alexa Fischer
Make Your Greatest Wish Come True
Readers of The Miracle Morning, The Untethered Soul and The Universe Has Your Back will love Wishwork.
What is your greatest wish? Do you want a new job? An influx of new clients? Zero credit card debt? A strong, healthy body? A passionate, exciting marriage? More free-time to relax in your backyard with a glass of Rosé? You don't need a miracle to make your wish a reality. With Wishwork, you will visualize your #1 wish, write it down, focus on it, and take action for 21 days in a row to make your wish come true.
Work for your wish: Alexa Fischer (TV and film actor, entrepreneur, and founder of Wishbeads, a fast-growing jewelry company) is your guide on this 21-day journey. You’ll complete simple daily action steps and record your experiences, feeling your positivity and optimism grow with each passing day. Wishwork gently reminds readers that wishes don’t just magically come true without any effort whatsoever—you’ve got to put in some work!
Wishwork will motivate you to get off the couch, turn off Netflix, get moving, cultivate a positive mindset, and make your #1 wish come true—while keeping the process fun and uplifting, not daunting. Life's too short to wait on the universe to grant your wishes. Alexa will walk you through three simple but lifechanging steps to grant them yourself:
- Make a wish
- Do the work
- Watch it come true
By Megan Murphy
By Kate Allan
#1 Amazon New Release! ─ Mindfulness, drawings and meditations
Fans of Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson, Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh, Introvert Doodles by Maureen Marzi Wilson, and the works of Liz Climo will love You Can Do All Things.
Daily meditations to help with depression and anxiety: Mental health is a topic that affects everyone, though so few are eager to discuss it. You Can Do All Things is a compendium of knowing-yet-supportive illustrations from The Latest Kate, whose thoughtful quotations encourage the reader to be mindful of their own mentality and to take care of themselves, regardless of image or lifestyle. Calming and supportive, the illustrations are also candid about the internal problems many people face in this hectic modern world.
Inspirational, gentle drawings of animals: The Latest Kate's inventive pairing of whimsical colors and friendly, smiling animals is the spoonful of sugar that makes the heavy subject matter approachable and non-threatening. You Can Do All Things is a welcome addition to any bookshelf or art wall, and its messages are equally applicable to adults and children.
In this book you’ll find:
- Beautiful, whimsical, and colorful art
- Expressions of encouragement for any hardship you face
- A how-to guide for dealing with anxiety and depression
- Understanding and validation for your struggles
- Cute animals that believe in you!
- Tips for every time you feel inadequate, overwhelmed, or down on yourself
Anxiety sucks, but you don’t. This book will show you how to get through the worst of it.
Art for mental health, relaxation and stress reduction.
#1 Amazon Audio Best Seller ─ Transform your habits and find balance for success
Fans of The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg and Better Than Before and The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin will love Habits for Success
A practical and motivational book: Habits for Success – Inspired Ideas to Help You Soar is the perfect blueprint to help manifest a life of progress, purpose and fulfillment. Author G. Brian Benson offers an informative, inspiring and unique look at growth, self-awareness and success.
A self-help book for an authentic life: Habits for Success was written creatively, consciously and with heart. Using his own growth process, triumphs and hero’s journey, the author weaves authenticity and vulnerability into his habits, ideas and stories to entertain and inspire the reader. They are beacons of light, hope and possibility, which guide the reader to their own personal version of success and happiness while helping give them permission to take their own journey and to build a foundation of strength for the long run.
Increase your self-awareness, manifest your dreams: Habits for Success is written in laymen’s terms but with an incredible amount of depth, which allows the reader to reach new levels of understanding and growth. It is a wonderful mix of heart, informative ideas and entertaining journey. It is a self-help book that doesn’t feel like one. The insights shared and the tools provided are tailored for life-long success.
Readers will learn 46 unique, informative and life changing habits to manifest successful change. And, how to:
- Have healthier and happier relationships with loved ones and friends
- Cultivate more self-awareness, which will guide the reader to live a more proactive rather than reactive life
- Find personal success in life and business
- Work through fear and step out of a comfort zone
- Cultivate, grow and own a genuine sense of self-worthiness and love for oneself
- Live a life of authenticity and true-fulfillment
- Build a foundation for life long success
- Strengthen intuitive skills
- Find and cultivate daily inspiration
- Maintain life balance for increased creativity and productivity
- Identify triggers and warning signals when you are out of balance and what to do to counter them
Approach Crisis with Self-Love, Assertiveness and Courage
You are not alone: Since the start of the recession, 8.8 million jobs have been lost, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Bridgitte Jackson-Buckley was one of those 8.8 million people who lost their jobs. Between 2007 and 2014, she was also one of 7.3 million homeowners who lost their homes to foreclosure. Some affected by job loss and foreclosure, due to the economic downturn, were able to bounce back relatively emotionally unscathed. Many, however, internalized the outer events as a negative reflection of their personal capacities without taking a deeper look at the crisis as a potential underlying catalyst. In The Gift of Crisis, Bridgitte shows you how to explore crisis as a tool for courageous change, regaining your self-esteem with self-love and self-compassion.
Regain control with assertiveness: Although a personal economic crisis can be viewed as an externally-influenced event that is somehow both beyond your control and within your control, it can also be an opportunity to examine the conscious and sub-conscious conditions that brought the experience into your life. It was through experiences of prolonged financial crisis that Bridgitte realized she subconsciously co-created experiences that felt so bad until the only place she could go was within—exactly where she needed to go. In The Gift of Crisis, you will discover how helpful going within and retaking control can be for you, too.
Find space for spiritual growth: The Gift of Crisis will show how repeated crises can serve as a catalyst to reveal the underlying purpose, and how questions posed during a meditative state can reveal answers in the direction of a higher purpose. For women and men who are sincerely interested in spiritual growth, yet find it difficult to make “mental room” to dedicate to such growth due to personal distractions, this inspirational book will demonstrate the practical manner in which meditation and prayer can assist during any type of crisis as a means of reaching for a calmer, clearer, more courageous and purposeful life.
The Gift of Crisis interposes personal stories and prescriptive ideas amidst ongoing financial destitution to raise your self-esteem, self-compassion and self-love. In reading this book, you will learn how to:
- Deepen your trust in a Higher Intelligence and in your higher purpose
- Welcome change and embrace change with courage
- Focus your attention on the emergence of new possibilities as a result of the crisis
If you liked Brené Brown’s inspirational book The Gifts of Imperfection, you’ll love The Gift of Crisis.
By Yun Rou