By Camille DeAngelis
By Stone Kraushaar
Don’t Just Feel Good—Do Good & Feel Great
Readers of The Happiness Project, The Power of Moments and I Hear You won’t want to miss Hug Therapy.
The science behind hugging. Dr. Stone’s prescription is for a 21-second hug today and every day. One of the many benefits of hugging is that longer hugs have proven physiological benefits. Hugs are good for your immune system, your stress response, your sleep patterns, and so much more.
Hug Therapy brings to life the meaning of hugging. In this book, you will discover:
- What it means to really, truly give yourself and others the profound gift of a hug
- How to be powerfully in action and more aware of what matters to you most
- That you may choose to begin hugging some strangers…with their blessing of course
- And perhaps most importantly, that together, one literal or metaphorical hug at a time, we make the world a better, healthier, and more connected place.
Embrace life. Hug Therapy shares a full-on, unconditional hug from Dr. Stone Kraushaar. In this book, he invites you to wrap your arms around yourself, your life, and everyone around you in a whole new way. A good embrace—a hug—squeezes every ounce of fear, worry, and negativity out of your spirit, leaving you with nothing but warmth, inner peace, and a feeling of connection.
Give a hug, get a hug. Most people have difficulty remembering the last time someone gave them an all-encompassing hug. Hug Therapyencourages you to change that, one physical or metaphorical embrace at a time. It’s a “do good and feel great” book that will help you live more in the moment and stay tuned into what really matters.
Expert advice from a world-class hugger. Dr. Stone Kraushaar is a clinical psychologist known as The Hug Doctor™. Also the founder of Hug Therapy™, he warmly invites you to jump into the 21-Day Hugging Journey™ and transform your life.
By Paula Rizzo
List Makers Get The Right Things Done
If you liked How to Get Sh*t Done, Listful Thinking or Dot Journaling―A Practical Guide, you’ll love Listful Living.
Don’t waste a minute: 1440 minutes. That’s how many minutes there are in a day. How are you spending those precious minutes? Do you feel drained at the end of the day or look back and can’t figure out where the time went? If you’re not feeling fired up and fueled by your lists Paula Rizzo, best-selling author and Emmy-award winning television producer, delivers the solution in Listful Living: A List-Making Journey to a Less Stressed You.
Prioritize what really matters: Listful Living is the journal you need to get your life in order once and for all. Make sure you’re putting the right things on your list not just lists of tasks but those things you truly want to do that will nourish your soul.
Make lists work for you: Anyone can make a list. But can that list make you a calmer, more mindful, super productive and less stressed version of yourself? It’s easy to become overwhelmed by to-do’s, bucket lists and goals. The secret to success is not just about what you put on your list but what you intentionally leave off. Less is more. Leading with intention and how you’d like your life to feel is key.
Listful Living is the perfect book for list makers and life planners. Learn to:
- Tap into your own productivity style to get more done
- Curate your list making to best serve the lifestyle you want to lead
- Prioritize what's truly important and be mindful of where you spend your precious energy
- Create a roadmap to be less stressed
- Reduce stress
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By John Duffy
A Guidebook for Parents Navigating the New Teen Years
Learn about the “New Teen” and what it means for parenting tactics: Kids are growing up with nearly unlimited access to social media and the world wide web. Starting as early as eight years old, children are exposed to information, thought, and emotion that they are developmentally unprepared to process. As a result, saving the typical “teen parenting” tactics for thirteen-year-olds is now years too late.
Urgent advice for parents of teens: Dr. John Duffy’s parenting book is a new and necessary guide because it addresses this hidden phenomenon of the changing teenage brain. Dr. Duffy, a nationally recognized expert in parenting for nearly twenty-five years, seeks to be a guide for parents raising children who are growing up quickly and, as a result, dealing with unresolved adolescent issues that can lead to anxiety and depression.
Understand the unprecedented psychological suffering in our young people and why it is occurring: A shift has taken place in how and when children develop. Because of the exposure they face, kids are emotionally overwhelmed at a young age, and therefore, are often continuing to search for a sense of self well into their twenties. However, Dr. Duffy also expresses the good that comes with these challenges, such as the sense of justice instilled in teenagers starting at a young age.
Readers of Parenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety will:
- Sort through the overwhelming circumstances of today’s teens and better understand the changing landscape of adolescence
- Come away with a revised, conscious parenting plan more suited to addressing the current needs of the New Teen
- Discover the joy in parenting again by reclaiming the role of your teen’s ally, guide, and consultant
If you enjoyed parenting books such as The Yes Brain, How to Raise an Adult, The Deepest Well, and The Conscious Parent, then Parenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety should be next on your list!
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By Xandria Ooi
By Molly Wisniewski
Overcome the Language Barrier of Dementia
When a parent, spouse, sibling, or loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, it can be difficult to know what to do. Your day can spiral into a never-ending series of tasks and attempts to communicate that leave you both frustrated. Instead of burning out, discover a new approach. When your loved one behaves differently than they used to, they’re just communicating in a new way. As caregivers, the most important thing we can do is learn that new language.
Navigate the caregiving relationship: In Caregiving Both Ways, Molly Wisniewski offers essential advice for getting to know your loved one and yourself during this new phase of life. Learn to balance your priorities, avoid burning out, and honor self-care. Molly will teach you how to navigate the difficult moments with techniques she’s mastered from years of experience working with people with dementia.
Prepare for each stage of care: Caregiving Both Ways is divided into two parts. First, learn how to care for your loved one with dementia and prioritize your new role as caregiver. Next, discover how to build a strong support system with help from professional caregivers and how to prepare for end-of-life care.
In Caregiving Both Ways, you’ll find worksheets, exercises, and essential tips for smart, empathetic caregiving. You'll learn how to:
- Use non-medical interventions to reduce anxiety
- Prioritize and make time for your own care and mental health
- Identify triggers that may cause confusion in your loved one
- Handle difficult medical decisions
- Provide support and validation through all stages of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia
Readers who turned to Alzheimer’s books like The 36-Hour Day, When Reasoning No Longer Works, and Creating Moments of Joy Along the Alzheimer's Journey will love the compassionate approach of Caregiving Both Ways.
By Joan Price
Reclaim Your Sexuality After Loss
An Honest Approach to Hard Questions: Sex is complicated at the best of times—but when we’re overcome by grief, it’s especially mysterious and confusing. How do we nurture ourselves as sexual beings when we’re grieving the death of a partner? Why does taking care of ourselves sexually matter at a time when we’d rather hide under the covers and wail? How do we know when it’s time to open ourselves to the sexual phase of a new relationship? And how do we do it?
A Grief Book like No Other: Sex after Grief is the first book to address sex and grief together and treat sex as a normal, positive, life-affirming part of emerging from such a difficult time. Joan Price, the top expert on senior sex, draws on her own experiences as a widow since 2008, when she lost the love of her life to cancer. She shares her raw grief journey, sexual reawakening (and the many stumbles along the way), and attempts to dip back into dating, along with excellent advice on handling each step.
Recovery on Your Own Timeline, in Your Own Way: As Price says, there’s no right or wrong method or timeline for bringing our sexuality back into into our lives, whether it’s with our own hands, a friend with benefits, a hook-up, a new companion, or any combination. Sex After Grief includes a variety of people’s personal stories from folks of all genders and orientations. Some jumped into sex quickly. Some took years. Some withdrew from sexual possibility. No one was wrong, and no choice is defective or shameful.
Sex After Grief includes:
- Inspiring tales of how different people brought sex back into their lives after the loss of their spouse or partner
- Guidelines for dating again and getting sexual with a new person
- Reasons that solo sex is healthy and can be the path to feeling sexual again
- Advice from therapists, grief counselors, and sex coaches
- Self-help takeaways for creating an action plan
Readers of Modern Loss, The Grief Recovery Handbook and Second Firsts will grow from and appreciate Sex After Grief.
By Amy Orr
Hooked on Self-Help
Craving a quick fix: When the recession turned her life upside down, Stephanie Krikorian had to reinvent her life...and fast. She started ghostwriting self-help books for women. Between writing and researching she realized that everywhere she looked there was AFOG. Another freaking opportunity for growth. Soon she wasn't just writing each book; she was living them. This was the start of a ten-year zen bender of dieting, dating, journaling, meditating, and Marie-Kondo-ing on a quest for that ultimate self-help high.
Fifty and fabulous: Stephanie Krikorian spent her forties trying all of the dating hacks to find love and respect, all of the diets to build self-esteem in a new body, and all of the spiritual guidance to become centered through self-care. On the brink of turning fifty she realized that being better wasn't what she craved; it was something else altogether.
Learn to laugh at yourself and trust yourself: Zen Bender is the story of one woman's journey to radical acceptance, with some questionable advice along the way. A witty, moving, insightful story, the woman behind bestselling celebrity self-help books shares her story of being hooked on the self-help fix for a decade before learning that all the self-help in the world won't help you trust gut.
A Self-confidence book for women: For anyone tired of promises to change everything in just thirty days, this book is a breath of fresh air. Readers who enjoyed self-confidence books for women like The Universe Has Your Back, The Self-Love Experiment, and The Gifts of Imperfection; will love the message of radical acceptance in Zen Bender: A Decade-Long Enthusiastic Quest to Fix Everything (That Was Never Broken).
By Nita Sweeney
By Bobby Parrish and Others
By Julie Peters
Rediscover Love and Desire after Sexual Assault
Readers of The Body Keeps the Score, The Deepest Well and Trauma Stewardship should read 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. She had to make it up on her own. In Want, Julie tells the story of getting from the devastation of trauma to living a full life in eight sometimes challenging, often bumbling, and occasionally delightful steps.
Experience hope, healing and recovery. We have plenty of stories about the helplessness, frustration, and vengeful feelings that can follow 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 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.
By Danielle Sherman-Lazar
Winning My Battle With Eating Disorders
Finding My FULL: This is my journey from starving to letting myself be FULL–physically & emotionally. What is living a FULL life? Having anorexia, bulimia, or vacillating between the two, you are trying to achieve an empty feeling through starvation or purging. Living a FULL life is a life where you aren’t starving anymore―starving for acceptance and love from others and yourself. It’s a life where you are feeding your mind and soul with good thoughts and foods. A life without your eating disorder.
Victim of the eating disorder monster: Imagine waking in a hospital bed to find your frail, pale arm punctured by an IV transferring fluids and nutrients into your weak, stiff body. What happened? You’re an adult, age twenty-six, and you just had a seizure precipitated by your chronic, secretive, decades-long struggle with unacknowledged eating disorders. You have no friends and no normal young-adult experiences. Living FULL is written by Danielle Sherman-Lazar, a woman who passed through the eating disorder crucible to recovery, sharing the most intimate and shameful details of her mental illness. Living FULL is Danielle's story.
Hidden out of shame: Eating disorders in young adults are hardly talked about, but are pervasive. Eating disorders are kept hidden out of shame. A groundbreaking 2012 study published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders found that about 13 percent of women over age 50 exhibit eating disorder symptoms.
Journey to recovery: Living FULL chronicles the author's step-by-step descent into the full-blown eating disorder nightmare and her path to recovery. Recovery comes from the Maudsley Approach, a regimen of supervised controlled eating or refeeding by out-patient helpers that eventually can result in recovery.
Benefits of reading Living FULL:
- See how to confront your eating disorder demon
- Learn from someone who won her eating disorder battle
- Discover a new and beautiful life
[Available as audio]
By Tim Tamashiro
New Year, New You. Get Started and Get Results!
My Keto Journal is a great companion journal and activity tracker for keto diet books like Keto Living Day by Day. Pick your favorite keto recipes and get going!
Track Diet and Exercise in One Place: Put all of your fitness information in a journal that is just the right size—big enough for all of the day's details but small enough to take with you to the gym or the grocery store. Like helpful all-in-one fitness trackers such as Hello New Me, My Keto Journal is a combination meal planner, food tracker, and workout journal—and this one can easily fit in your gym bag.
A Dedicated Keto Diet Journal: My Keto Journal is the only tracker fully dedicated to the approachable and proven weight loss power of the ketogenic diet. Simple, informative, clear and easy to use, this all-in-one journal will help get you started on your new life.
Using My Keto Journal, you’ll be able to keep up with what you've eaten, when you ate it and how it improved your body. Once you get started, you'll be able to:
- Master the science of the keto diet
- Record your meals—breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks
- Progress your overall health
- Love your new active lifestyle
The perfect companion to The Easy 5-Ingredient Ketogenic Diet Cookbook: Low-Carb, High-Fat Recipes for Busy People on the Keto Diet
#1 Amazon New Release! ─ A Guide to Wealth, Health, Relationships, and Purpose During Retirement
Includes Worksheets on Finances, Time Management, Health, Self-care, Family, Relationships, Hobbies, Volunteering and much more!
Make plans for the happiest time: Retirement is a new season, a new opportunity, to live purposefully. It’s not an end. You may have quit a job, but you don’t have to quit at life. This is your time to do something meaningful. And this time you get to choose exactly what YOU want to do. Now is the time because now you actually have time. Let’s take that bucket list and get started!
Time-management for retirement: Hyrum Smith, nationally-renowned "Father of Time Management" and co-creator of The Franklin Planner System, is the preeminent expert for using time wisely. The author of the bestselling Purposeful Retirement, Smith’s new book lays out what is essentially a guide to making sure we all take full advantage of the decades we get to enjoy after full-time work.
Everything from money and exercise to hobbies and clubs: Smith sheds light on what he calls the “gifts of retirement,” the opportunity to reclaim your time and spend it exactly the way you want to. This practical handbook covers:
- Retirement financial planning
- Health management and exercise advice
- The importance of clubs, volunteering and social groups in maintaining friendships, relationships, and a social life once you stop going to work every day
- And much more!
Mindfulness for your later years: How often do you get personal advice from one of the top time management gurus in the world? Here's your chance! Hyrum Smith’s guide to the good life of retirement is invaluable for anyone looking at the post-career years as well as retirees looking for insight into how to manage their retirement years, so that they are joyful and fulfilling. Hyrum Smith’s one-of-a-kind expertise and wise counsel in The Purposeful Retirement Workbook will take you from apprehension to living life and loving it!
Discover simple time management and mindful planning guidance for a joyful and meaningful retirement.
Twin-to-Twin is one twenty-nine-year-old mother’s harrowing and heartwarming adventure through a high-risk twin pregnancy. But this isn’t only a book about pregnancy. It’s also an inspirational story to which all women can relate, especially when moving forward through any type of adversity. Here’s what happened… One minute Crystal was sitting at a candlelight dinner in Paris with her husband. The next she was back home in Houston, sitting in her Ob-Gyn’s office concerned that she was having a second miscarriage. That wasn’t the news he delivered. Instead, she found out she was pregnant with twins! Since Crystal and her husband Ed already had a two-year-old daughter, Abigail, she couldn’t imagine why mothering twins would be all that different. But, after a family vacation at the beach, she finds out that her twins have a life threatening condition called Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome. That means that Baby B is transfusing blood (disproportionately) to Baby A. Houston, we have a problem! Her OB says that Crystal is too high risk to let out of his sight, so he sends her to the 5th floor of the Houston Medical Center for the duration of her pregnancy. Sitting alone in her hospital bed, Crystal wonders how she is going to pass the next few weeks, away from her husband and precious daughter. She soon finds out as she embarks on an emotional rollercoaster—from late night emergency ultrasounds to hospital baby blessings, sprinkled with comic relief from nurses and hospital staff. Twin-to-Twin is a raw and inspirational story filled with tenderness, vulnerability and humor. It chronicles the wildest, most terrifying and challenging year of Crystal’s life, which is also the most beautiful and eye opening. Her hope is that it will bring strength to other women dealing with their own personal trials and tragedies, so they can also triumph.
[Available as audio]