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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Goodbye, Hurt & Pain

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Don’t Let Your Innermost Emotions Stop Your Potential

Goodbye, Hurt & Pain is a unique guide that applies a cutting-edge approach to using revolutionary science to teach you how to discover your hidden feelings and turn them from negative to positive.

Emotions are invisible, taken for granted, and dismissed much of the time─a paradox given they are some of the most powerful forces on Earth. They inflame wars, induce death, inspire invention, and control stock markets. More importantly, each of us has them─all the time.

Blocked feelings block potential. Deborah Sandella uses advanced neuroscience research and her revolutionary Regenerating Images in Memory (RIM) technique to show how blocked feelings prevent us from getting what we want. She introduces a process that bypasses logic and thinking to activate our own emotional "self-cleaning oven." Using imagination, color, and shape to visualize feelings and get straight to the root of longstanding problems, she teaches us to:

  • Move destructive feelings envy out of the body
  • Let go of old feelings and traumatic memories
  • Feel and look like the best version of ourselves

Discover the seven organic ways of using your feelings to attract more love, better health, and greater success. Become better in all aspects of your life with your personal guide to unlocking the ultimate version of you.

If you enjoyed books like The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ckThe Book of Joy, or Atomic Habits, then you’ll want to read Goodbye, Hurt & Pain.

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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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The Woman's Book of Joy

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Experience Serenity and Hope Daily

A book of joy. Women have a great many challenges to deal with in their lives. Among the most ubiquitous of those challenges is self-care. Too often, we are focused on caring for others and not ourselves. Low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression are all too common when our lives are less fulfilling than they could be. Yet deep within, women have a tremendous spiritual resource―a capacity for real joy that is not dependent on anything external. It is always available, regardless of circumstances. And when women tap into that deep wellspring of joy, nothing is impossible.

Find your inner spirituality. Many self-help books can lead people into further self-judgement. Instead, The Woman’s Book of Joy encourages and inspires women to care more deeply for themselves and to face life’s challenges with courage and joy. It’s a practical motivational book for accessing inner wisdom, enhancing self-esteem, overcoming sorrow, and deepening relationships.

Thinking deeply. The meditations and affirmations in this book will provide you with the opportunity to contemplate a wide range of topics, including:

  • Developing awareness
  • Letting go
  • Believing in your dreams
  • Living in the now
  • Finding your true purpose
  • Practicing kindness
  • Being optimistic
  • Trusting the universe
  • Appreciating life’s blessings

If you found joy in meditation books and inspirational books for women like I've Been Thinking…Journey to the Heart, and Each Day a New Beginning, you’ll be encouraged and uplifted by The Woman's Book of Joy.

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The Inspired Life

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Take a Deep Breath and Change the Direction of Your Thoughts from Negative to Positive

A tiny book that packs a powerful message. Learn what it takes to live happily. Change your mindset with words of encouragement, affirmations, and daily reflections.

This small book contains an enduring message of how to transform your life in simple yet profound ways. Filled with insightful quotes and empowering messages, The Inspired Life will embolden you to be the person you aspire to be. Encouraging quotes and achievable instructions help you become the triumphant person you always knew you could be. Reading this book is the first step in your journey towards a happy, purposeful, victorious life.

Take the leap and learn the secrets to:

  • Living deeply every day
  • Developing your passions
  • Discovering your life’s purpose
  • Transforming yourself into the person you want to be

If you enjoyed books like The Four AgreementsThe Mindfulness Journal or The Power of Now; then you’ll love The Inspired Life.

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Heal Your PTSD

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Self-Help Measures to Supplement PTSD Recovery

How self-empowerment and committing to change can help readers get over trauma in recovery.

From an author with a history of ptsd. Following a critical illness, Michele Rosenthal struggled with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder for twenty-five years. Now, a post-trauma coach and award-winning writer, Rosenthal shares the program that helped her and others.

Recovering from trauma in a new way. Trauma and recovery have never been easy, and with different trauma disorders, there is no one solution. Whether it’s psychological trauma or emotional trauma, by exerting self and emotional control, readers can examine how, when, and in what way to move toward recovery.

Self-treat and connect to your own beliefs. Find stages and exercises to build a flexible, unique system that strengthens trauma recovery. Inside, learn how to:

  • Connect to your own power and authentic self
  • Apply self-help measures like mindfulness and meditation
  • Handle trauma symptoms and recovery obstacles

If books like The Body Keeps the ScoreThe Complex PTSD Workbook, and Your Life After Trauma helped you through recovery, then Heal Your PTSD is your next read.

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Living Long, Living Passionately

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Learn to View Your Life Through a Peaceful Lens

Life can be hectic and doesn’t always seem to slow down when we want it to. This curated, 12-step, self-help guided meditative handbook by internationally recognized bestselling author Karen Casey will teach you the importance of daily meditation and contemplation.

Bring peace into your daily life. Living Long, Living Passionately is a guide you will find yourself returning to often. The book is composed of 75 personal essays. Each essay addresses an aspect of life that helps you move one step closer to living a well-meaning life filled with happiness and peace.

Change your mindset and learn to appreciate the now. We don’t know what the future holds, but if we dwell on the future we miss our chance to appreciate the present and all the beauty it contains. Benefit from this inspirational guide that contains:

  • Daily meditation and prayer practices
  • A 12-Step “Course in Miracles”
  • Guidance on how to live the best life you can live
  • And much more

Transform your life. Throughout this book, Casey helps you explore fear and love, resistance and acceptance, willpower, and discernment. Each of her essays ends with questions and prompts that encourage you to explore your life. Savor each of the essays and practices and choose the ones that speak to you.

If you enjoyed books like The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ckMake Your Bed, or The Gifts of Imperfection, then you’ll want to own a copy of Karen Casey's Living Long, Living Passionately.

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Kitchen Yoga

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A Spoonful of Sequences for the Stay at Home Yogi

The ideal companion for the everyday yogi, this collection of stay at home practices and yoga sequences is designed to keep the heart physically and emotionally healthy. With sweet and simple illustrations, ingredients, affirmations, and more, Kitchen Yoga is all you need to practice yoga from the comfort of your home.

Sometimes, even yogis stay at home. An inspiring twist on integrating yoga routines into your day-to-day, Kitchen Yoga cooks up poses and practices that bring the benefits of yoga to your daily life. Inside, yogi Melanie Salvatore-August guides you through a modified Down Dog while awaiting your morning coffee, a Locust pose in the living room, detox practices in the bathroom, and relaxation exercises for nighttime yoga in bed.

Stay at home and practice yoga with practical routines. Incorporate a yoga routine into your everyday life with cleansing poses, yoga sequences, breathing methods, detox practices, and meditations. Whether a busy soul or the stay at home parent, Kitchen Yoga is the perfect alternative to anyone looking for a quick workout around the house.

Enjoy practical and powerful practices along with:

  • Daily affirmations to fuel transformation
  • Sweet illustrations of poses and meditations featured inside
  • A feast of easy-to-follow yoga recipes for the mind and body

If you enjoyed books like Chair YogaMaking SpaceThe Pilates Body, or The Joy of Yoga, then you’ll love Kitchen Yoga.

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Zen Cats

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Join some cuddly kittens for a collection of sayings from the Buddha. The verses, taken from the Dhammapada, were written centuries ago, but today they offer insight for all of life's basic struggles. Meditate along with the verses to gain a greater understanding of you, your life and your purpose. Find the meaning of truth in these verses and how to find it in the world around you. Let your inner Zen Cat guide you to enlightenment.
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Dogma

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Join some pups for a dose of truth straight from the Good Book. These iconic Bible verses were written centuries ago, yet we still turn to them for guidance in times of need. The selection of inspiring, holy words will help you gain a greater understanding of life, compassion and faith. Find the truth and hope you need guided by the Lord and everyone's best friend.
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Like a Tree

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A Powerful and Poetic Call to Ecological & Feminist Activism

This masterful work by internationally known author and speaker Jean Shinoda Bolen provides an insightful look into the fusion of ecological issues and global gender politics.

Of trees and women. This book on the importance of trees grew out of Bolen’s experience mourning the loss of a Monterey pine that was cut down in her neighborhood. That, combined with her practice of walking among tall trees, led to her deep connection with trees and an understanding of their many complexities. From their anatomy and physiology, to trees as archetypal and sacred symbols, Bolen expertly explores the dynamics of ecological activism spiritual activism and sacred feminism. And, she invites us to join the movement to save trees.

Stories of those making a difference. While there is still much work to be done to address environmental problems, there are many stories of individuals and organizations rising up to make a change and help save our planet. The words and stories that Bolen weaves throughout this book are both inspirational and down-to-earth, calling us to realize what is happening to not only our trees, but our people. By writing about both the work of organizations like Greenpeace and the UN Commission on the Status of Women, Bolen highlights her passions and shares her unique vision for the world.

In Like a Tree learn more about:

  • The dynamic nature of trees — from their anatomy to their role as an archetypal symbol
  • Pressing social issues such as deforestation, global warming, and overpopulation
  • What it means to be a “tree person”

If you enjoyed books like The Hidden Life of TreesWise TreesAround the World in 80 Trees, or Braiding Sweetgrass, then you’ll love Like a Tree: How Trees, Women, and Tree People Can Save the Planet.

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Peace a Day at a Time

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A Meditation-A-Day to Aid the Addiction 12-Step Recovery Process

Help in staying centered and finding inner peace. Karen Casey’s daily meditation book Peace a Day at a Time offers 365 reminders to help strengthen those traveling the path to recovery from addiction. In this powerful set of daily reminders, Karen draws from her bestselling Each Day a New Beginning, which has helped millions recovering from addiction.

Grow stronger every day with this classic meditation-a-day book. Karen Casey's daily meditation books have guided millions through their recovery and their daily lives, providing serenity and a happier more peaceful life. She has written eloquently about almost every facet of recovery and how to live a sober, balanced life by trying to live in the present, one day at a time. Peace a Day at a Time offers a meditation for every day of the year, opening with a quote and following with a brief essay and a takeaway message. This beautiful book is your powerful set of daily reminders on how to stay centered and find inner peace. Karen also provides a companion index with key theme words to reference any issue you may be struggling with.

In Peace a Day at a Time learn to:

  • Pay attention and listening to your inner voice
  • Avoid drama and to let go of blame
  • Stop living from crisis to crisis
  • Cope with fear, sorrow, anger, and pain
  • Embrace change
  • Practice kindness, joy, hope, and acceptance

If you have been aided by books such as The Language of Letting GoThe Road Back to You, or Let Go Now; then Peace a Day At a Time can help you heal.

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The Forgiveness Solution

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How To Forgive Yourself, Others, and Enjoy the Life You Deserve

The Forgiveness Solution is an interpersonal guide that will teach you to find joy and happiness in the journey of forgiveness. Rediscover who you are and transform into the best version of yourself through this simple yet profound process.

The root of almost all emotional problems is unforgiveness. Unforgiveness includes grievances, judgments, and attack thoughts towards others, ourselves, and our circumstances. The Forgiveness Solution is an easy to learn, practical and integrative process whereby you learn to shift and release your perceptions, attitudes, images, energy, and distressing feelings (anger, guilt, hurt, shame, anxiety, panic, trauma, etc.) and simultaneously re-empower yourself by choosing and deciding to forgive.

New solutions to problems that impact your emotional health. Dr. Friedman introduces you to the new, highly effective healing techniques of Transformational Forgiveness and Energetic Forgiveness. Packed within this book are powerful exercises, tools, and techniques that show you exactly how to forgive rather than just talking about forgiveness.

The Forgiveness Solution shows you how to:

  • Feel an authentic sense of peace and contentment
  • Change your viewpoint of any situation
  • Take control of your emotional response to the events happening around you
  • Connect with your inner wellbeing and grow into the best version of yourself

If you enjoyed books such as Awakening in the DreamThe Gift of Forgiveness, or The Book of Forgiving, then you’ll want to read The Forgiveness Solution.

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Writing Down Your Soul

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#1 Best Seller in New Age & Spirituality, Graphology ─ Write to Explore Your Deep Soul

“I am a writer. Today I write.” Those are the opening lines in the Writing Blessing that author Janet Conner has spoken daily since 2007.

Devine dialogue. Janet Conner is a writer, poet, and spiritual field guide─but first and always a deep soul explorer. Since she discovered how to activate a divine Voice by slipping into the theta brain wave state (the intriguing border between the conscious and the subconscious) while writing, Janet has dedicated herself to exploring and sharing what it means to live at the vibrant intersection of the visible and the invisible. In Writing Down Your Soul, Janet transforms journal-writing from self-reflection in the alpha brainwave state into divine dialogue in theta.

Life-changing power of writing. Of all the ways to get in touch with God, as you understand God, why take the time to write? One reason: it works. It works amazingly well. If you want to engage in a vibrant conversation with the wisdom that dwells just below your conscious awareness, write. Write every day, at approximately the same time, with passion, honesty, and the intention of speaking with and listening to the voice within.

Your healing inner voice. After hitting rock bottom while escaping a terrible situation of domestic abuse, Janet’s inner voice told her to start writing. As she wrote, her inner voice gained clarity and strength, and she felt an incredible connection to the divine. Miracles began to happen. Today, research scientists are providing peeks into what consciousness is and how it works. Their findings give us intriguing clues as to what is actually happening in and through our bodies, minds, and spirits as we roll pen across paper. Writing Down Your Soul explores some of this research and instructs how to access the power and beauty of our own deepest selves.

If you liked books such as Expressive WritingOpening Up by Writing It Down, or Writing as a Path to Awakening; you’ll love Writing Down Your Soul.

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It's Up to You

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Seven morning and evening practices to revolutionize your life. This small book will change everything if you let it. It's Up to You is based on the twelve principles in Casey's Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow tending to our own gardens, focusing on solutions not problems, letting go of preconceived solutions, changing our minds, acting instead of reacting, giving up judgments, giving up trying to control, discovering our own lessons, doing no harm, quieting our minds, treating every encounter as the holy, and discerning our mind's own truth.

It's Up to You invites readers to do three simple things: meditate, pay attention, and make choices to change their livesfor a few minutes each morning and evening, one principle a week for twelve weeks. As we reflect on Casey's insight into the insidious ways we create misery or drama, try to impose will, and suffer needlessly, and as we follow her gentle prompts to make different choices, we begin to see that we can change just about anything in our lives by taking these small steps. Nothing could be simpler, and nothing could be more effective. Or as Karen Casey puts it, "Progress is guaranteed. Perfection isn't expected." Karen Casey's message is simple--show up, pay attention, and your world will change.

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