Giving Grief Meaning

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A Unique New Therapy Tool for Healing and Self-Discovery

How inspired qualities and affirmations helped one psychotherapist honor her loved one, cope with grief, and find meaning.

Give Grief Meaning. How do you make sense of loss and tragedy? After the sudden and devastating loss of her infant daughter, Lily Dulan, a marriage and family therapist (MFT), psychotherapist and certified yoga teacher, meditated, prayed, and ruminated on the only thing she had left–her baby girl’s name. In Lily’s courage to address and move through her pain, she developed The Name Work, a cross pollination of proven psychological modalities, 12-step wellness tools, spiritual healing applications, meditation and ancient yoga. In her heartfelt memoir, Lily shares her healing journey and her method for unleashing the power in names and giving them special meaning to help move through the grief process in a thoughtful and transformative way.

What’s in a name? Meanings! The Name Work method teaches you how to assign special meaning and qualities to the letters in names–a deceased loved one’s or your own–and how to create positive affirmations for each letter’s attribute. The Name Work is a tangible and personal self-healing method for whatever obstacles arise. A unique, new wellness tool for healing and self-discovery, The Name Work also includes:

  • Affirmations, self-guided questions, meditations, and practices
  • An A-Z dictionary of qualities to help create your own Inspired Grouping of Qualities and affirmations
  • A first-hand account of the author’s personal healing journey

If you benefited from books like Finding MeaningIt’s OK That You’re Not OK, or Healing After Loss, then you’ll be inspired by Giving Grief Meaning.

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A Little Book of Thank Yous

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A Thankful Heart is a Happy Heart

Saying "thanks" has no downside. Write it, message it, shout it from the rooftops—it's good for the one who hears it and better for the one who says it.

Discover the power of words and the wonder of kindness. Express gratitude, receive abundance. Saying thanks can improve outlooks, open new vistas, and help us get along better with ourselves and others. Author Addie Johnson offers us gratitude thoughts to grab on the run or to sit with and ponder. She describes thank you messages and moments of soaring gratefulness and sets out to teach herself—and her readers—how to say thank you.

A Little Book of Thank Yous is a small book with a great big heart. We all have things to be grateful for. From Winston Churchill to Barack Obama, from Shakespeare to Virginia Woolf to Meister Eckhart, Johnson draws on people from all walks of life—all of them saying "Thank you."

In this book, discover:

  • Words of gratitude from historic figures and everyday people
  • Mini-meditations on being grateful
  • Thank you letter examples for almost any occasion

Readers of inspirational books like I Really Needed This TodayI’ve Been Thinking, or The World According to Mister Rogers will love A Little Book of Thank Yous.

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Purposeful Retirement Journal

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Reclaim Your Time in Retirement

Discover the benefits of aging well. The transition to retirement can be difficult. For many of us, careers are fulfilling and give us a sense of purpose each day. How do you carry that over to the next stage of life? Hyrum W. Smith, award-winning author of the retirement books Purposeful Retirement and Purposeful Retirement Workbook & Planner, offers answers in this motivating guided journal. This book is split into 52 sections to keep you inspired every week of the year. Each section is an invitation to reflect on your values, take purposeful action, and define your future.

Retire inspired. Maybe you’ll rekindle creative hobbies or find new retirement jobs in your post-career years. The path you take is up to you. Each part in this journal gives you the tools you need to find your personal retirement plan and make it happen. After retirement planning with this journal, you’ll be enjoying retirement every day.

Pay It Forward. Give guidance and inspiration to someone you love who’s about to retire. The Purposeful Retirement Journal is great if you’re looking for gifts for elderly parents, the best retirement gifts for women or men, or even 50th birthday gift ideas.

When you’re feeling stuck or unfocused, turn to the Purposeful Retirement Journal. Each page challenges you to:

  • Ask yourself what you really want to do with your time
  • Find new ways to connect with the people you love
  • Bring your values and passions to light
  • Make your dreams a reality–it’s never too late!

This journal is the perfect companion to the book Purposeful Retirement. Readers who enjoyed books on retirement like How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free101 Fun Things to Do in RetirementRetirement Reinvention; and Retirement is a Full-time Job will love this interactive way to find new purpose.

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Stop Fear From Stopping You

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Harness Your Fear

Two kinds of fear. Sometimes, emotions like fear can be helpful. A few years ago, Dr. Helen Odessky, clinical psychologist and author of the best-selling motivational book Stop Anxiety from Stopping You, found herself part of a minor fender-bender on a major interstate. Looking back at her daughter, she feared that if another car hit them, her daughter's life would be in danger. A few minutes after retreating to another car in a safer location, an 18-wheeler barrelled into her car and demolished it. Her fear saved both her daughter's life and her own.

Fight the bad fear. Stop Fear from Stopping You is about a different type of fear—the fear that is so prevalent that it often lies dormant in the way of our dreams, career paths and relationships. This fear creates stories that cushion us from potential pain and failure—at the cost of our self-esteem, success, growth, and personal happiness.

Become fear-wise. Because fear is complex, we cannot afford to merely be fearless. Just "letting go" is not the answer. The real solution lies in learning to become fear-wise. In this inspirational book, Dr. Helen will show you how to harness the wisdom behind your fears and break through the barriers that block your success.

Stop Fear from Stopping You is the perfect gift for women and men struggling with fear. It is designed to help you:

  • Identify the fears that stand between you and your goals
  • Develop tools to overcome your fears
  • Develop a value-based plan to pursue your goals
  • Change your relationship with fear and learn to become fear-wise

If self-help books for women and men like The Confidence GapDaring Greatly, or Fearless inspired you, then Stop Fear from Stopping You is a must-read.

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A Mother's Courage to Awaken

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Ancient Methods of Healing Bring You Closer to the Other Side

A Mother's Courage to Awaken tells a story about the love and loss of a child—and the healing quest it initiated. On her search for inner peace, professor Paula Petry, PhD looks to re-emerging ancient methods that nurture positive emotional health, mental wellness, and spiritual well-being.

A story about death and resurrection. What does this mean? To nurture a life? And what if that life is your own? When Dr. Petry loses her daughter Alexandra, she looks for ways to connect with loved ones in the afterlife. Along her journey, she encounters a literal and figurative resurrection, a transcendence of time and space, and a life transformed beyond whatever was imagined possible.

Emotional health and mental wellness from the other side. A Mother’s Courage to Awaken confronts grief, love, and loss with holistic practices and alternative health medicine. Inside, you’ll find healing modalities outside of traditional medicine like sound healing, plant medicine, Akashic Records, shamanism, acupuncture, and healing mantras. With these ancient methods and different forms of energy medicine, join Dr. Petry to:

  • Re-discover the power of prayer, intention, and the imagination
  • Re-direct our thoughts to what we want rather than what we don’t want
  • Relinquish the illusion of control

    A Mother's Courage to Awaken speaks to women wishing to awaken to their inner truth and power, and readers of Signs From The AfterlifeMessages from AboveMany Lives, Many Masters, and My Son and the Afterlife.

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Journal Planning Magic

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A Dive Into the World of Planning and Personal Growth

The complete guide for navigating the planning process, Journal Planning Magic features easy tips and visuals for effective execution and increased productivity using your journal as a tool.

Planning made simple. Journal Planning Magic is the ultimate companion for planning the different areas of our lives. No matter how organized or disorganized you might feel, this guide helps find which planning process works best for you, whether it be bullet journaling or something simpler. Filled with details and tips on drafting schedules for the day, week, month, and year—and lots of visual inspiration to get started—Journal Planning Magic encourages us to work on short term and personal goals on a regular basis.

From calendar events to personal goals. Life isn't perfect and neither are our plans. Therefore, it’s important to learn to adjust for life’s curveballs. Author Andrea Gonzalez of the Plan for Productivity platform teaches how you can stay on track, whether you are a student, recent graduate, busy parent, and beyond. Featuring advice on achieving personal goals from other experts in the field such as Ryder Carrol, Daniel Pink, Rory Vaden, and Stephen Covey—this guide has all the wisdom you need to plan effectively and get things done using just a journal.

Inside, you’ll find bonus productivity material like:

  • Essential morning and evening routines and habits for personal growth
  • Ways to personalize your planning system to your specific needs
  • Bonus spreads, journal examples, and creativity tips to decorate your journal

If you’re into bullet, dot, or productivity journals—or simply enjoyed books like The Bullet Journal MethodJournal Me OrganizedDot Journaling, or Goal Getter (A Productivity Journal)—then you’ll love Journal Planning Magic.

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Live with Intention

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Essentials For Living Your Intentional Life

Mary Anne Radmacher is among the most-quoted women writers of our day. Her wisdom is found on greeting cards, journals, calendars, Instagram and Pinterest, in broadcast news, sermons, ceremonies and commencement speeches.

Quotes you may recognize. “Courage doesn't always roar,” “It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else” and “There is no small act of kindness.” The poem, “Live with intention, walk to the edge, listen hard, practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Continue to learn. Appreciate your friends. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is,” has inspired people globally for decades.

Discover what is important to you. As this noted author, artist and teacher was deepening her chosen path─to live with purpose, to make a difference, she lost a dear one. As memorial to her friend it became the manifesto for an intentional life for thousands of people. In Live with Intention, Radmacher shares the story of how she learned to live more robustly by watching how her courageous friend chose to die. People who keep Radmacher’s writings at the ready, say this writing is both inspiring and comforting. Extraordinary lessons are drawn from ordinary experiences. Rich in story, metaphor and poetry, Live with Intention explores with you what it means to live each day with purposeful intent:

  • Understand what matters most for you
  • Deepen what already makes your life rich
  • Determine your unique way to make a difference

Long after you've read this book you'll be picking it up randomly and repeatedly. If you’ve enjoyed books such as Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer, Let Your Life Speak by Parker J. Palmer, or The Book of Awakening by Mark Nepo; Mary Anne Radmacher’s Live with Intention is your next must-read.

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Nothing Bad Between Us

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#1 New Release in Mennonite Christianity ─ An Incredible True Story About Family, Love and Forgiveness

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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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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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 and #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.

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.

The power of influence to create much needed change. As “old world” manipulation, hidden agendas, control and greed crumble, people are seeking replacements. The Tao of Influence fills the gap between old and new world influence through the teachings and applications of the 4000-year-old wisdom of Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu.

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. 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 WeconomyLeaders 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.

#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, Twelve Gifts from the Garden 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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Self-Love and Self-Care the Soolooka Way

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 will help you cheer up with quick tips and easy exercises that encourage positive thinking. Beloved Soolooka characters will 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 need to read.

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You're Strong, Smart, and You Got This

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#1 New Release in Art Therapy & Relaxation, Anxieties & Phobias, Mood Disorders, Drawing, and Inspirational ─ Whimsical Illustrations with a Powerful Message

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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Overcoming Creative Anxiety

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Journal Your Way to Creativity and Confidence

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 out there, Overcoming Creative Anxiety shares unique journal prompts and practices that will 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, in Overcoming Creative Anxiety: Journal Prompts & Practices for Disarming Your Inner Critic & Allowing Creativity to Flow you will:

  • 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 emotions

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

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Glad to Be Human

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Celebrate Life Just Because

In a world so often filled with distressing news and bewildering violence, being “human” often gets a bad rap. Rejoice in everyday reasons to smile, think positively, and enjoy the gift of life.

Take a walk on the bright side. In Glad To Be Human: Adventures in Optimism, award-winning writer Irene O’Garden reminds us of the radiance of human existence. From kitchens to gardens to busy city streets, all around, in your everyday life, you can find plenty of reasons to feel gratitude and hope, peace and joy.

It’s the little things. In this collection of essays, O’Garden explores a wide range of practical reasons to celebrate life—just look closely around you. In one essay, she describes the simple pleasure that comes from clearing clutter off a desk—in another, the thrill of visiting the Statue of Liberty. The book’s grand finale is the Pushcart Prize-winning essay, “Glad To Be Human.”

One simple message. Through contemplation, meditation and with literary style, Glad To Be Human invites readers to view life through a positive lens. From small, daily activities to journeys overseas, O’Garden has a knack for finding beauty and meaning in all life’s adventures—even in our deepest pain and suffering—helping all of us feel glad to be human.

If you enjoy Anne Morrow Lindbergh and Anne Lamott, or books like Risking the Rapids, The Book of Joy, The Book of Delights, and The Gratitude Diaries, you’ll love O’Garden’s Glad to Be Human.

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