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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I Can Do Anything

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Daily Affirmations of Your Awesomeness

Encouraging quotes, inspirational thoughts, motivational words. From Becca Anderson, bestselling author of Badass Affirmations and The Book of Awesome Women, comes this card deck for women who are smart, strong, and ready to take on the world. With positive affirmations on the front and inspiring quotes on the back, these cards will be the little push you need. Any time you find yourself overwhelmed with the demands of life, pause for a “gratitude adjustment.” Giving yourself words of affirmation is a mindfulness practice that will help you strengthen your self-esteem. The more you train your brain with positivity, the stronger your confidence will become.

In this deck of 64 positive affirmations, you’ll find everything you need to boost your confidence and build your self-esteem:

  • Inspired wisdom from great and powerful women
  • Encouraging thoughts for daily meditation
  • Motivational words to keep you going
  • Meaningful quotes on the back of every card

Daily positive affirmations will power up your day. If you are getting ready to do a presentation, a sales pitch, an interview for your dream job, your next YouTube video, or any other very important event, these positive affirmation cards will remind you that you are amazing and capable.

If you have been moved by the writings of Annie Lamott or benefitted from Louise Hay’s Power Thought Cardsor How to Love Yourself Cards, you will love owning the inspirational 64-card deck I Can Do Anything.

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Light on the Other Side of Divorce

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Create a Life You Love After Divorce

Offering a well-researched and tested method for recovering from the heartbreak of divorce, Dr. Elizabeth Cohen brings her highly successful Afterglow process to you in Light on the Other Side of Divorce. Don’t just move on after you break up—thrive.

You deserve love and affection. Dr. Elizabeth Cohen has been there—she really, truly knows how it feels to have your life derailed by divorce. As a therapist who has worked with hundreds of divorcing clients, she has developed the Afterglow method, which teaches you how to rediscover a life of growth, change, and abundance post-breakup. This program has been informed by her own healing journey and is based primarily on research-supported strategies, resulting in a balanced method that takes advantage of modern psychology and science, while also remembering what it feels like to dive into the emotional divorce-recovery journey.

Set yourself up for success. It’s true—letting go and moving forward can be hard. But if you read this book and try the exercises, you will see change. You will feel different. You will feel a positive shift in your life and your attitude. People in your life will comment that you look different. You will get more sleep, feel at ease, and have more hope. In Light on the Other Side of Divorce, you will learn about:

  • Tools for handling self-defeating thoughts and stopping self-doubt
  • State-of the art therapeutic approaches to managing fear, overwhelm, and deprivation
  • Active strategies to make lasting positive changes and see results

Readers of divorce books for women and men like This Is Me Letting You Go by Heidi Priebe, Conscious Uncoupling by Katherine Woodward Thomas, and Rebuilding by Bruce Fisher and Robert Alberti will find joy after heartbreak with Light on the Other Side of Divorce.

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Natural Remedies for Your Home & Health

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Natural Remedies and DIY Cleaners for a Safer, Natural Home

Natural Remedies for Your Home & Health is a guidebook for using essential oils to keep your household naturally healthy and clean. It includes simple homemade recipes for everyday purposes: skincare, haircare, cleaning, and medicine, with a few extra natural remedies along the way!

Revamp your entire home with natural, safer products. Natural Remedies for Your Home & Health contains a wealth of information about natural essential oils, what they are, how they work, and how to use them safely. In this book, find several simple recipes for clean beauty products, and even everyday cleaning products. All of these practical recipes can be used on a regular basis. Plus, discover natural health tips and learn how to make some swaps in the laundry room that will save you time and money!

100 DIY all-natural recipes, numerous natural living tips, and valuable essential oil education—this book has it all. In Natural Remedies for Your Home & Health, author Laura Ascher, the wellness advocate and essential oils expert behind the blog and YouTube channel Our Oily House, teaches you how to:

  • Use essential oils safely and effectively to create a more natural lifestyle for your family
  • Feel empowered to put together homemade skincare products, haircare products, and DIY cleaners
  • Use essential oils for natural remedies for common ailments, and more!

Readers of natural home and essential oil books like The Healing Power of Essential OilsClean Mama’s Guide to a Healthy Home, or Simply Living Well will love Natural Remedies for Your Home & Health.

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The Fearless Woman's Guide to Starting a Business

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Achieve Your Goals. Start Your Small Business. Be Unstoppable.

The Fearless Woman’s Guide to Starting a Business is a book for freedom-seeking female entrepreneurs and solopreneurs who want to know how to connect with their true passions, skills, and desires—and want to get honest with themselves about their reasons for wanting their own business, so they can find true and personal success.

Learn what type of new business you want to lead. Through a combination of data, neuroscience, true stories, humor, and the type of frankness that you would expect from your best girlfriend, this book will help you determine the real reasons and motivations behind starting a business—and then dare you to dream big about what being the head of a woman-owned business can do for you.

Find real tools for real women in business. When creating a start-up, it can be difficult to stay the course—to choose yourself and stay motivated on the hardest days. Ameé Quiriconi, author and entrepreneur behind the One Broken Mom podcast, has your back. In The Fearless Woman’s Guide to Starting a Business, learn about:

  • The main reasons business owners report why they closed their businesses—and how you can avoid their failure
  • Specific techniques and insights needed for building a new business and brand that is authentic to who you are
  • How to turn your side hustle or hobby into a money-making endeavor
  • Strategies for navigating the sometimes-hostile world businesswomen live and work in every day

Readers of business books and entrepreneurship books for women like Girl on Fire by Cara Alwill Leyba, Fear is my Homeboy, or Boss Up! will love The Fearless Woman’s Guide to Starting a Business.

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Why Smart People Make Bad Food Choices

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Our food has never been safer or more abundant and yet consumers have never been more scared. Consumers have never known more about nutrition and never been more obese. The proliferation of healthy snacks and diet books has done nothing to stem the tide of obesity. In fact, for most Americans, making healthy food choices is more difficult than doing their taxes. What are we doing wrong?

Why Smart People Make Bad Food Choices explores the hidden influences and mental shortcuts our minds use to process information and how that often leads to unhealthy food choices. Understanding these hidden influences can help us make better decisions. More importantly, we can learn to fear less, and enjoy more, the food we eat.

Jack Bobo is a food futurist with more than twenty years of experience working on food policy, psychology and consumer behavior. He spent thirteen years at the US Department of State as a senior adviser on global food policy, traveling to more than sixty countries to talk about the future of food and consumer trends. He currently serves as the CEO of Futurity, a food foresight company helping to build a more sustainable and nutritious food supply. He has degrees in psychology, biology, chemistry, environmental science and law.
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Minimalist Moms

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What busy moms desire is a quick, daily inspiration and a reminder of the impact of minimalism and how to implement it right now. This is a book of on-the-go minimalist wisdom—teaching busy parents how to embrace the core principles of a minimalist: simplicity, focusing on what matters, and inner calm. Minimalism is more of a way of life than a place one can arrive. We need little reminders to help keep perspective and focus on what’s important to us. I’m Becoming a Minimalist will help busy moms who aspire toward minimalism. With daily meditations that take only a few minutes to read, this is the perfect, gentle guide to getting started.
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Skin Care for Your Soul

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Take Your Skincare to the Next Level with This Guide to K-Beauty

#1 New Release in Massage

Have you always longed for that fresh, glowing, no-makeup look? With this step-by-step guide, anyone can attain healthy skin with confidence. But Skin Care for Your Soul takes it one step further―it guides you to a place where skincare is also self-care.

The skincare journey. As much as we’d like it to, glowing, clear skin doesn’t happen overnight. But there is beauty in the process―not just the results. Author Jude Chao links skincare to self-care culture, giving readers a practical guide to developing their ideal skincare routine and using it to help manage stress, anxiety, and depression. The Korean skincare routine invites us to look at our skincare not only as a way to reduce lines and wrinkles or clear up breakouts, but as a tool for developing our self-care habits.

Steady improvement is the goal. Photoshopped perfection is neither realistic nor is it a healthy goal. What matters is caring for our mental health and building our self-esteem by intentionally taking time each day to give our skin some love. But it starts with changing how we view skincare and developing a routine that fits our personal needs and goals, and Chao will help you do that. Dive into her book on K-beauty and discover:

  • An easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide to skincare
  • A clear breakdown of skincare products (not brands), and pros and cons to help customize your routine
  • How skincare can be a reliable and effective mental health management tool
  • Tips for avoiding common types of exploitative and manipulative beauty marketing

If you enjoyed books like The Little Book of Skin CareThe Skincare Bible, or Glow from Within, then you’ll love Skincare for Your Soul.

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Tiny Buddha's Guide to Loving Yourself

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Learn to Love Yourself

From Stress to Happiness. Many of us know intellectually that we need to be good to ourselves if we want to be happy. But it feels so hard. We are simultaneously the harsh judge and the lost, scared child who wants to stop feeling judged. It becomes a vicious cycle. It only stops when we step outside ourselves and observe how we got ourselves stuck. Only then can we learn to practice gratitude and positive thinking.

Joy and Peace. Lori Deschene, creator of TinyBuddha.com and the self-help journals Tiny Buddha's Worry Journal and Tiny Buddha's Gratitude Journal, shares 40 unique perspectives and insights to help you stop judging yourself so harshly. Featuring stories selected from hundreds of TinyBuddha.com contributors, Tiny Buddha’s Guide to Loving Yourself provides an honest look at what it means to overcome critical, self-judging thoughts to create a peaceful, empowered life.

More than a Self-Help Book. Tiny Buddha’s Guide to Loving Yourself is a collection of vulnerable reflections and epiphanies from people who are learning to love themselves, just like you. In this book, you will find:

  • Four authentic, vulnerable stories in each chapter
  • Insightful observations about our shared struggles and how to overcome them
  • Action-oriented suggestions based on the wisdom in the stories

Readers of inspirational books and spiritual books like The Book of Joy or other books by Lori Deschene such as Tiny Buddha's Worry Journal  or Tiny Buddha's Gratitude Journal will love Tiny Buddha's Guide to Loving Yourself.

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Windy City

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Celebrate Chicago and Exquisite Journaling

Nobody seems to know exactly why people started calling Chicago “The Windy City”. Maybe it was because of Chicago’s windy weather coming off of Lake Michigan or maybe it was a metaphorical jab at its supposedly boastful politicians. Whatever the origin the moniker stuck and now it’s a beautiful journal notebook.

A Windy City work of art. Whether you’re a lover of the "Windy City" or just can’t resist beautifully illustrated journals, you will enjoy having this vibrantly illustrated blank journal with Demask cover at your fingertips. Perfect for your purse, backpack, work bag, pocket, or desktop, this Anne Bentley designed work of art makes a great birthday gift, graduation gift, spontaneous gift−or gift to yourself.

Journaling in style. Well-constructed with lay flat binding, and high-quality cream lined paper, this delightfully illustrated journal is ideal for jotting thoughts, to-do lists, notes, or just personal musings.

If you are a fan of illustrated blank journals such as Lively Floral Stitched Lined Notebooks, the Botanicals Notebook Collection, or other Anne Bentley illustrated journals including Journal: Music TownJournal: Fog City, or Journal: The Big Easy; you will love Windy City: Journal Notebook.

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You, Recharged

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You Can Get Unstuck

When author and podcaster Polly Campbell got tired of her hoodie smelling like pizza and her days being clouded by midlife over-exhaustion, emotional burnout, and boredom, she decided to get off the couch and reclaim her core energy. But could this burned-out, chronically ill, middle-aged mother of a teen rediscover her vitality? Yes. And so can you.

Small Steps, Big Energy. Self-help books for women often encourage you to throw out the life you’re living and create a fresh start. You, Rechargedisn’t about that. You don’t have to quit your mundane job, cut out cocktails, or sign-off of social media to recharge. Instead, Polly Campbell’s inspirational book is about adding things in—good habits, practices, fun, people, activities, self-care strategies—that ignite your essential energy, the sustainable source that fires you up from within and keeps you going during the good and bad.

Meaning Ignites Power. When we align with the things that matter to us and allow the “why” to guide us, we are energized. Sure, there are challenges, setbacks, and plenty of things that piss us off, but they don’t have to deplete us. They don’t have to leave us mentally exhausted or take our power. Instead, our energy can be refocused and redirected into things that we value. You, Recharged will help you discover the small but meaningful ways you can feel happier, healthier, and more alive.

In this personal development book, find:

  • Easy-to-apply, practical strategies to ease stress, boost energy, and improve health and well-being
  • Short chapters, delivered in a relatable, conversational tone, with plenty of humor
  • Hope and inspiration, so you know that you can also create a meaningful, satisfying life no matter how stuck, lost, bored, and physically exhausted you feel

If you were inspired by motivational books and self-help books like Own Your EverydayHow to Stop Feeling Like Sh*t, or The Self-Love Experiment, then you’ll love You, Recharged.

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Your Story, Well Told!

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So, You’ve Got a Story to Sell

“Corey Rosen's book is a great resource. I know I will return to it again and again for ideas, inspiration, and entertainment.” ―Samantha Harris, cohost of Dancing with the Stars and Entertainment Tonight and author of Your Healthiest Healthy

Learn how to tell a good story with Your Story, Well Told! Jam-packed with some of the best storytelling strategies, this manual gives creatives the confidence bump they need to make the sale, land the client, propose a toast, or impress their date.

The following is (not) a work of fiction. We’ve all got stories to tell─but how do you make your story the best story? In Your Story, Well Told! Moth veteran and master teacher, Corey Rosen, inspires you to get on stage and tell your story. Using the best storytelling techniques from improvisational theatre, Rosen designs an accessible guide for all ages and skill levels. Crafted to help ordinary people tell extraordinary stories, this laugh out loud handbook covers everything from how to tell a good story to going off script.

Spontaneous stories to tell. The best storytelling uses improvisation to enthrall, entertain, and keep audiences on edge. Laugh along with tales of performance triumphs (and disasters) and explore ways to tell your story with confidence and spontaneity. From brainstorming and development to performance and memorization techniques, you’ll learn how to tell a good story with:

  • A variety of structures and editing approaches that bring out your best story
  • Broadly-tested improv exercises to stimulate creativity without feeling foolish
  • Quick and easy lessons on building stories to tell
  • Resources for putting on a showcase to tell your story

If you’re ready to sell the story straight or enjoyed books like Stories That StickLong Story Short, or Storyworthy, then you’ll love Your Story, Well Told!

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Like a Tree

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A Powerful and Poetic Call to Ecofeminism & Environmental Activism

“In this book Jean Bolen expresses the essence of our deep connection to and inseparability from trees.” —Alice Walker

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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Prayers for New Beginnings

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Becca's Prayers

Daily Inspirational Prayers for Self-Reflection and Gratitude

Prayers for New Beginnings is a spiritual guidebook for changing your life featuring meditations, affirmations, prayers, and blessings for each day of the year.

Pray every day. In her latest gem, bestselling author Becca Anderson offers inspirational words for each day of the year to those exploring new horizons or rebooting their directions in life. Undeniably, Prayers for New Beginnings is a must-have for those seeking both guidance and companionship as they move in new, positive directions.

Find a new spiritual way. Having the ability to draw inward and speculate is a fundamental skill if one wishes to grow and achieve an unlimited number of goals. If you are looking for a change in your life or seeking a new path with a vision of starting afresh, Prayers for New Beginnings just might be the perfect book for you.

Join Becca Anderson, a woman’s studies scholar and the author of the bestselling The Book of Awesome Women, as she shares daily meditations, affirmations, prayers, and blessings. Anderson draws from a diverse pool of religions, practices, and spiritualties to bring you the perfect message for each day of the year. Anderson helps you use prayer as a powerful instrument in self-reflection and gratitude.

Among the many other benefits of prayer, this book will help you:

  • Gain clarity into your purpose in life
  • Maintain hope about the future
  • Develop a better sense of self
  • Build mental energy and momentum
  • Improve your attitude and mindset

If you enjoyed spiritual guidebooks like Live in GraceWalk in LoveUnshakeable, or Prayers for Difficult Times Women's Edition, then Prayers for New Beginnings will help bring a greater sense of peace, inner peace, and peace of mind.

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Your Work from Home Life

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Reorganize and Optimize Your from Home Remote Work Life

“A productive guide for our new world of remote work.” —Paula Rizzo, media consultant, speaker, and author of Listful Living

Whatever your remote work circumstance, learn how to be productive at home with nuggets of hard-earned wisdom. From choosing the best colors for workspace productivity to starting a business, these remote work gurus offer everything needed for a smooth work-to-home transition.

The new world of working from home. No longer does the average worker have long, frustrating commutes to crowded offices for jobs more comfortably worked from home. In this day and age, not only are more employers offering remote work, more people are creating their own opportunities for non-traditional work from home. Whether you are a remote work employee, freelancer, or someone who dreams of giving up the daily grind for a career of your own design,  Your Work from Home Life  is the next step to becoming the ultimate work nomad.

Productivity tips and much more. Remote work gurus Becca Anderson and M.J. Fievre guide you through the online search process and help you create a list of online certification programs, blogging opportunities, and jobs that allow you to work from home. Together, they offer advice on planning, budgeting, contingency plans, and other resources. Along with advice on how to be productive at home, this fun and uplifting book includes bonus checklists and templates to help you:

  • Take advantage of technology and platforms, home office set-ups, and breaks at work
  • Work with colleagues while redefining collegial camaraderie, avoiding overwhelmed and isolated feelings
  • Develop time and distraction management to meet pressing deadlines and achieve focused, deep work
  • Discover the important role of self-care and personalize your very own self-care strategy

If you enjoyed books like RemoteIndistractableThe 4 Hour Work Week, or Nine Lies About Work, you’ll love  Your Work from Home Life .

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Be True To Yourself

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A Be Yourself Guide for Teen Girls

#1 New Release in Teen & Young Adult Maturing, School & Education, and Bullying Issues

In this book of short daily meditations and essays, Amanda Ford, a young adult herself, offers stories, information, and advice on all the important issues facing young women today: boys, dating, drinking, self-respect, self-love, fights with friends, dealing with parents, and more.

Support for young women as they navigate one of the most confusing and challenging times of their lives. When Amanda Ford emerged from her tumultuous teenage years, she saw the need for a guide to help girls learn to listen to their inner voices and think for themselves. Be True To Yourself is the big sister Amanda never had―and always wanted to be. It provides the encouragement and guidance she wished, as a teenage girl, that an older sister had given her, as well as stories and advice that she would have loved to share with a younger sister during her own teen years.

Your daughter, granddaughter, niece, or young friend will learn to listen to her heart with this coming-of-age guide. Girls will find comfort, encouragement, and insight in these pages, along with suggestions for articulating and confiding their feelings, fears, and frustrations. They will learn more about so many important topics introduced during adolescence, such as:

  • How to love yourself, boost your self-confidence, and receive compliments well
  • How to determine your own values, be true to yourself, and follow through on your promises
  • How to cherish your friends and family―even when they’re getting on your last nerve

If you appreciated self-development books for teens like The Ultimate Self-Esteem Workbook for TeensJust As You AreYou Don't Have to Learn Everything the Hard Way, or Embracing the Awkward, then you’ll love Be True to Yourself.

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Loving and Living Your Way Through Grief

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Help in Healing from Grief and Loss

“Filled with insight, wisdom, and relatable stories, this resource shares everything you need to know to start living again with joy, meaning, and love after loss.” —Chelsea Hanson, author of The Sudden Loss Survival Guide

Loving and Living Your Way Through Grief is a handbook on how to deal with grief, organized so that you can pick and choose a topic from the table of contents pertaining to the issue that is affecting you the most at that moment.

Rediscover sustained moments of joy as you seek a new way of being in the world. Loving and Living Your Way Through Grief guides and lightens the journey to positivity for those who feel the pain of loss, whether it is the loss of a loved one, a job, a marriage, a house, a pregnancy, a nest egg—anyone or anything that we loved and that is no longer in our lives. In this book, author and fellow griever Emily Thiroux Threatt provides you with strategies to embrace the process of learning how to start living again. The book includes 26 practices and stories from people who have been through the grieving process and have come out on the other side feeling renewed: one for every week of the year.

Mourning and coping with grief looks different for everyone. Emily organized Loving and Living Your Way Through Grief with this in mind, giving you 26 different options to try in any given moment. Find what works for you, with dozens of ideas covered, including:

  • Meditating and allowing space for mindful grieving, sadness and loneliness
  • Finding joy and gratitude in the dark moments
  • Learning what you can say to others so that they can better understand and help you in your recovery journey

If you’ve found help from grief books like It's OK That You're Not OKBearing the UnbearableTo Love and Let Go, or Things I Wish I Knew Before My Mom Died, then you’ll be encouraged and inspired by all of the tips and ideas in Loving and Living Your Way Through Grief.

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