By Amanda Ford
The pricking anticipation of a phone call seconds before ringing, the premonition dream of birth exactly nine months before, the chance meeting that opens a new career path, the eerie realization of a loved one's death half a world away . . . From Jung to Einstein, across boundaries of culture and time, people have recognized the potential for synchronicity to reveal a hidden order to seeming random events, and to offer a glimpse of one's destiny.
In Coincidence or Destiny?, bestselling author Phil Cousineau shares more than eighty stories of coincidence, some simple, and some so extraordinary they challenge our belief system. Coincidence or Destiny? threads together what the author calls "sly winks of fate" from ordinary individuals around the world, to well-known scholars such as Larry Dossey and Huston Smith to famous movies such as Casablanca, each story demonstrates how meaningful coincidences can profoundly change and guide people's lives.
Jackie Waldman, the author of The Courage to Give and Teens with the Courage to Give, now presents the stories of fortytwo incredible teachers and the ways they went beyond the call of duty to make a difference in the lives of their students.
In these inspiring pages you'll meet Trish Hill, a teacher from Ft. Worth, Texas, who underwent radiation and chemotherapy without missing a day of school because her first graders gave her energy and courage/ and Alison Frost, a drama teacher in Houston who makes casting decisions knowing that the role may be better for the student than the student for the role. Then there's Francis Mustapha, a teacher born in a small village in Africa, who teaches in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and used a student's suicide to create an opportunity for other students to succeed. Through their courageous firstperson stories, these men and women prove that teachers are true everyday heroes.
"Each of us remembers the teacher who made a difference in our lifethat special person who has given us a glimpse of what we may accomplish or who we may become. By honoring teachers, and learning their lessons, we will cocreate a safer, kinder world." Jackie Waldman
Daily Reflections on Love
The meaning and magic of love. Love is one of the most powerful forces we can experience in this world. It touches us in unexpected and profound ways each day, but it can also confuse and confound us at times. Bestselling author and beloved emotional healer Daphne Rose Kingma, dubbed “The Love Doctor,” writes with startling clarity on the subject of love and its many facets. She guides readers through the various elements and expressions of love with each page of this book.
Reflect on the love in your life. There is love to be found in each day of our lives if we know how to look for and practice it. Kingma provides daily meditations for each day of the year, perfect for starting or finishing our days. By reflecting on the words she shares about love, we are provided with a guide for living out the journey of life with a heart brimming with compassion.
Find inspiration each day. Each day brings with it a new opportunity to share in and spread love. With the help of Kingma’s words, readers are able to see clearly the many-faceted possibilities that love brings. This little book serves to inspire, affirm, remind, encourage, support, and comfort each person who picks it up. With her characteristic prose and warmhearted style, Kingma has crafted a source of love in it of itself to be shared with readers of all ages.
Open up Daphne Rose Kingma’s 365 Days of Love and discover…
- A reflection for every day of the year with a fresh perspective on love
- Clarity on how to see love in its many forms
- An inspiring book for couples and individuals alike offering insight on self-love and outward love
If you’ve read other books on practicing love such as Hold Me Tight, Journey to the Heart, Loving Bravely, and Eight Dates, you’ll enjoy Daphne Rose Kingma’s reflections on love in 365 Days of Love.
The Art of Living Well Year-Round
An abundant sourcebook of ideas, inspirational quotes, recipes, and activities, Simple Pleasures shows you how to appreciate the simple things that make up your daily life.
Secrets to happiness. Happiness in today’s frantic world is to learn how to enjoy less than we can afford. Rediscover the pleasures our grandparents knew when life was quieter and slower. When children without TVs knew how to amuse themselves. When pleasures were made not bought and enjoyed all the more because of it. From the recipe for a homemade herbal bath to quick and easy recommendations for an instant room makeover, the suggestions collected in this book offer a new appreciation for the everyday activities that nurture and comfort you.
Self-care made easy. Organized seasonally and full of touching stories, practical tips, and dozens of satisfying crafts, Simple Pleasures is both a guide to and a celebration of the art of living well. Inside, find self-care tips and learn how to:
- Make your own perfume and body lotion
- Create old fashioned sachets
- Bake the world’s best cookies
If you enjoyed other books in the Simple Pleasures series by Susannah Seton such as 365 Simple Pleasures, Simple Pleasures of the Home, and Simple Pleasures for the Holidays or books like The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care, The Self Care Prescription, or The Spirit Almanac, you’ll love 365 Simple Pleasures.
365 Days of Self-Care Strategies
Aim to be the best version of yourself year round with daily arts and crafts, recipes, and pampering ideas.
Seasonal self-care. 365 Simple Pleasures makes it easier than ever to take care of yourself throughout the year. As the seasons change, so do these self-care ideas. Whether installing a low maintenance cactus garden in the summer or crafting scented candles for the holidays, these self-care activities take good care of the mind, body, and soul.
Self-care made easy. Along with easy, daily activities, author Susannah Seton explains why we enjoy each of these simple pleasures and why simple joys really do go a long way. Inside, find self-care tips and learn how to:
- Release stress with lavender and rosemary crafts
- Pamper yourself with a DIY spa day
- Bake comfort foods like bread and maple candy
If you enjoyed books like The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care, The Self Care Prescription, or The Spirit Almanac, you’ll love 365 Simple Pleasures.
Filled with questions, inspiring anecdotes, and guided meditations, Life's Big Questions invites readers and their family and friends to examine their beliefs about spirituality and learn new ways to encounter the sacred in daily life. Questions range from the concept of God, the reason for evil, and the meaning of death, to the variety of spiritual experiences and existence of miracles.
Be inspired by these 34 unique stories of the moment of enlightenment. In each of the stories in this book lay spiritual gems waiting to be discovered by the sincere seeker. This is not just a dry text. These writings were authored directily by realized beings describing their own experience in crossing over from individual to cosmic consciousness. Such dramatic and immediate accounts will open your heart and mind to the possibility of your own inner peace, enlightenment, and selfrealization. These stories have the power to transmit the state of these great beings, which can aid you in awakening to your divine nature.
The Way We Pray is the first book to explore prayer practices from the world's many religions. Author Maggie Oman Shannon presents and celebrates fifty wonderfully diverse prayer practices, creating the perfect guide for spiritual explorers everywhere.
Among the powerful and colorful rituals described in the book are walking a labyrinth, speaking affirmations, writing in a gratitude journal, displaying prayer flags, dressing in ceremonial costumes, reading sacred scriptures, listening to the resonant sounds of a prayer bowl, drawing a mandala, counting prater beads, fasting, writing haiku, and chanting.
For each practice described, Maggie Oman Shannon offers historical details, meanings and interpretations, and stories and anecdotes from practicioners she interviewed. She also includes suggestions for bringing these rituals into one's existing spiritual practice.
Strengthen Your Worth and Power as a Women
Guidance, enlightenment and truth on every page. From the writings of Marion Woodman and the mind of Jill Mellick, this book is a combination of moving words and beautiful artwork. In her previous landmark works such as Addiction to Perfection, Woodman captured the attention of half a million readers who found sustenance in the feminine wisdom she had to offer. By integrating Woodman’s words into prose poems, Mellick adds an additional layer of inspiration.
Connect with your feminine essence. The driving force behind this book is the beauty and significance of the feminine essence. Through quotes and stunning watercolors, readers are offered sacred reminders of our worth and power as women. By carefully selecting excerpts from Woodman’s works, Mellick has crafted a book for women everywhere, guaranteed to speak to the soul.
Daily meditation practice. We could all benefit by taking a moment each day to pause and reflect. Women, especially, often find themselves caught up in a number of roles and tasks that they strive to fill and complete. This book is a resting place, away from the chaos. It is a chance to check in with your body and mind and gain a higher vision for the day ahead.
Read Coming Home to Myself: Reflections for Nurturing a Woman's Body and Soul and discover…
- 365 core teachings from the works of Marion Woodman
- Beautiful translucent watercolor paintings
- Inspiring and enlightening prose poems
Readers of other inspirational books for women such as Wild Mercy, That’s What She Said, or Beautifully Said will love Coming Home to Myself.
According to the Trends Research Institute, simplicity will be the social movement of the next ten years. Sure to benefit from this is the holiday season, which is more stressful than satisfying for many people. In her fourth Simple Pleasures book, author Susannah Seton shows how to find true satisfaction in the holidays by making them less expensive, less frantic, and more meaningful. Simple Pleasures for the Holidays takes an expansive approach, covering Halloween, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Chinese New Year, Hanukkah, the Mexican Day of the Dead, and Irish and Islamic holidays. The premise is that shared experience is what people value most, and the book itself a collage of inspirational stories from people around the world along with recipes, crafts, and suggestions for communal fun embodies this.
Lately, troubled teens have been dominating the headlines. But there are other stories that deserve the spotlight, stories about the many teenagers who have dedicated themselves to important, socially useful volunteer work and who will lead their generation toward a more hopeful tomorrow. The fourth in Conari Press' "Call to Action" series, Teens with the Courage to Give profiles thirty amazing young people throughout the United States and Canada who overcame great personal odds to reach out and help others while healing themselves in the process. Each has founded or is linked to a nonprofit organization that is also profiled in the book, to encourage other teens to embrace volunteerism.
In these inspiring pages, to name just a few of these heroic teenagers, you'll meet an amputee who runs in the Paralympics and spurs others on with his inner resolve; the son of a cancer patient who created support groups around the country for kids with sick parents; a girl who helped her mother and younger sister as they died of aids and who is now an aids awareness and prevention volunteer; and one of the students from the Littleton, Colorado, shooting who has gone on to create a teen drop-in center.
Through their courageous first person stories, these teens show that they are part of the solution to what ails today's society. Includes an extensive resource guide of volunteer opportunities and a classroom/group discussion guide.
By M.J. Ryan
You Can be Happy No Matter Your Challenges
From MJ Ryan, New York Times bestselling author and international expert on change and personal fulfilment, comes 365 Health & Happiness Boosters to help you be happier no matter who you are or what your challenges.
Happiness begets happiness. When a person is happy, the feeling ripples out to others nearby. Research has shown that happiness also leads to better health. One third of the population knows the secret to happiness is an inside job; not contingent on possessions, status, or even life circumstances. And, fortunately there is hope for the other two thirds. They can learn to cultivate contentment.
We can all be happier. In 365 Health & Happiness Boosters, a book of daily reflections, MJ Ryan shows how to be happier by employing a wide variety of simple spiritual, emotional and practical suggestions.
Discover 365 concrete ways to experience more happiness. Some of the tasks are lighthearted, others quite serious. They all will have a positive effect on mind, body, and spirit. Learn how to:
- Cultivate contentment
- Change your outlook
- Lift your spirit in the moment
- Address eating habits
- Improve interactions with others
- Develop better sleeping patterns
- Improve nutrition
- And, much more
If you have benefitted from other MJ Ryan books such as Attitudes of Gratitude, How to Survive Change, and Random Acts of Kindness Then & Now; 365 Health & Happiness Boosters should be your next MJ Ryan book.
Inspirational Stories of Everyday Kindness
A simple message with profound meaning. Small kindnesses can make a great impact. The stories in this book, collected by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, emphasize just how meaningful and powerful kind acts can be. They can be seemingly small gestures, but often their influence on those who are the recipients of the kindness go deeper than we ever see.
Heartwarming stories. This Christian book contains numerous, beautiful stories of Christ-like, selfless love. They are examples of ways that each and every one of us can take the challenge to spread kindness intentionally and apply it to our everyday lives. Even an act as simple as shoveling a driveway can go a long way in making a difference in someone’s life.
Living out Christ’s teachings. Love and kindness are at the heart of Christianity. We are called to live a life devoted to compassion, one that fulfills the Christian credo to love your neighbour as yourself. This means looking outside ourselves each day to see how we can demonstrate that love for others, just as the people in this inspirational book have done.
Read Christian Acts of Kindness and discover…
- A lesson in love from people living out kindness
- Stories sure to motivate and inspire you to find ways to spread kindness in your daily life
- Proof of the power that a small act of compassion can bring
Readers of books such as Chicken Soup for the Soul; Radical Kindness; and Everybody, Always will love Christian Acts of Kindness.
Female Connection and Empowerment as a Force for Change
A how-to guide for women’s circles. The minds and spirits of women are powerful forces, particularly when harnessed in communion with other women. Women’s circles have been around for quite some time, and their presence is a healing and strengthening source for many. Furthermore, author and psychiatrist Jean Shinoda Bolen believes that women’s circles act as catalysts for change around the world. In this inspiring and spiritual book for women, Dr. Bolen provides both a guide and vision for women seeking purpose and change.
Find empowerment and enlightenment. Through her poetic language, Dr. Bolen emphasizes to her readers the importance of using their intuition and drawing upon their own insights. In bringing feminine values such as relationship, nurturing, and equality together, Dr. Bolen shares how women create a space for compassionate and radical growth.
Women as changemakers. By focusing on both the psychological and spiritual, women open the doorway for great change and empower one another to be leaders of positive change in their own lives and beyond. In this way, women empowerment itself acts as a tool for societal and psychospiritual change. After all, when strong women join together, who can stop them?
Read The Millionth Circle: How to Change Ourselves and the World and find…
- A tool for creating positive change
- Words of insightful and powerful feminine wisdom
- A book for women everywhere
Readers of Wild Mercy, If Women Rose Rooted, Women Rowing North, or Warrior Goddess Training will love the inspiring message and call to action in Jean Shinoda Bolen’s The Millionth Circle.
Women's Intuition is real, says Paula Reeves. Encoded in a woman's DNA, this subtle yet potent source of knowledge has been doubted and dismissed as an old wives' tale. Because social conditioning and maledominated culture have caused women to feel disconnected from their own bodies, Dr. Reeves believes that most women are unaware of what their intuition is trying to tell them.
In Women's Intuition, Dr. Reeves guides readers to remove the blocks preventing this channel of knowledge from informing and enriching their daily lives. By evoking bodybased intuition, readers can reestablish their bodymind bond and access their intuitive power for healing and insight.