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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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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Overcoming Hate Through Dialogue

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Overcome Hatred with Coffee and Conversation

Özlem Cekic, creator of #dialoguecoffee, turned hate mail and threats from racists and religious extremists into productive, bridge-building conversations—and you can, too.

Learn how to change the world—and change your life. We've all heard the expression "be the change you want to see in the world." But how do you actually do that?

When Özlem Cekic became the first Muslim MP in the Danish Parliament, her email inbox was inundated with hate mail and threats, and her gut reaction was to delete and ignore each abusive message. But eventually, she decided to take a risk. She started replying to each message and inviting the senders to meet and engage in dialogue over coffee. And with time, understanding, and patience, she began to make a difference, both in the lives of those who hated her before even meeting her, and in her own life.

Discover the journey behind the Dialogue Coffee Ted Talk with over a million viewers. In Overcoming Hate Through Dialogue learn the answers to questions like:

  • Where do negative emotions like anger, frustration, and hatred come from?
  • Can conversations break down prejudices and create change and understanding?
  • What happens when we start looking for things we have in common instead of focusing only on our differences?

Readers of memoirs and books on activism and social change like How to Be an AntiracistLead from the Outside, or Rising Out of Hatred will be inspired and encouraged by Overcoming Hate Through Dialogue.

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Purposeful Retirement Journal

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Reclaim Your Time in Retirement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Stop Fear From Stopping You

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Harness Your Fear

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A Mother's Courage to Awaken

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Ancient Methods of Healing Bring You Closer to the Other Side

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

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

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

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

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

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Journal Planning Magic

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A Dive Into the World of Planning and Personal Growth

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

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

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

Inside, you’ll find bonus productivity material like:

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

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

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Lettering From A to Z

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Spark Your Creativity with Calligraphy

Lettering artist Phawnda Moore has been teaching calligraphy and design for 25 years. An award-winning author, she steps into beginning students’ shoes to select content, address anticipated questions, and offer solutions to the unexpected yet inevitable problems that are encountered in hand lettering.

“Lettering from A to Z . . .” stands out from the crowd! It was written for all levels of experience and nourishes creative thinking through mindful practice. Blending traditional design principles and modern tools, it will inspire you to find your own style.

Your creative life will be enriched with step-by-step tutorials “from A to Z.” Written in conversational narrative, this full-color book includes more than 200 images of Phawnda’s professional work, published articles, and guidance from her class demos to make beautiful projects.

Phawnda's practical, personable instruction includes:

  • 12 styles (Uncial calligraphy, Italic calligraphy, script calligraphy, brush lettering, faux calligraphy, rainbow lettering, monoline letters, handwriting and drawn letters)
  • Customized, printable practice sheets
  • Recommended writing tools, papers, sources, printing tips
  • How to troubleshoot
  • Layout, color and design basics
  • Mail art to keep correspondence alive
  • Lettering projects for mentoring youngsters
  • Real-life tips on how to organize your studio space
  • Tips on sharing your skills in teaching, business, events, home, garden and community
  • Making background papers from tea
  • Original gifts with the meaning of names for family and friends
  • Illustrating with calligraphy tools
  • Projects to make handmade birthday cards, holiday cards with pretty envelopes, journals of your life, and easy-to-design art books

If you enjoyed Hand Lettering 101The Lost Art of Handwriting, or Hand Lettering for Relaxation, then it’s time to grab a copy of Lettering from A to Z and reconnect to your natural creativity.

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Live with Intention

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Essentials For Living Your Intentional Life

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

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

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

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

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

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Nothing Bad Between Us

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

After being publicly humiliated in front of her entire close-knit Mennonite community, Marlena Fiol didn't know how she would recover. Follow her journey from an abusive upbringing in Paraguay to escape, love, and loss in the United States and finally on to forgiveness and reconciliation.

Discover a story of healing and personal transformation. Marlena's childhood was full of contradictions. Her father was both a heroic doctor for people with leprosy and an abusive parent. Her Mennonite missionary community was both a devoted tribe and a controlling society. And Marlena longed to both be accepted in Paraguay and escape to somewhere new. In Nothing Bad Between Us, follow Marlena's journey as she takes control of her life and learns to be her authentic self, scars and imperfections included.

Uncover inner peace—and inner strength.  Nothing Bad Between Us is a story of brokenness and eventual redemption that taps into our collective yearning for healing and forgiveness. As you read Marlena's story, you will:

  • Learn how to forgive yourself and others without giving up your personal growth and self-confidence
  • Discover that transformation and redemption often exist even in the most broken parts of who you are
  • Find out how to stand in your power, knowing that vulnerability won't lead to your downfall, but to increasing courage, connection, and authenticity

Readers of memoirs about family, self-healing, and the strength of a woman like The Glass CastleLove Warrior, and Leaving the Witness will be captivated by Nothing Bad Between Us.

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Affirm Your Life

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Renew Your Life

Align with what really matters. Do you find yourself detached from your greater purpose in life? Do you need a motivation boost? Should you realign yourself with what truly matters? Take a breath. Sometimes we are so caught up with getting things done, we forget that what truly matters is getting the right things done. It’s time to reset. Time to remind yourself about the things that bring you inspiration, purpose, and fulfilment.

A guided journal to help you find answers. For those needing to refresh themselves, rediscover what they most want, and get inspired, Affirm Your Life is your go-to source. Learning gratitude is an invitation for this type of wisdom. This guided journal contains thought-provoking writing prompts to help you dig deep and find the answers—and corresponding actions—you are searching for.

Each chapter features a true story and lesson inspired by the author of the timeless book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and guidance on how you can apply this wisdom to your own life. The lessons in this book are accompanied by confidence-boosting affirmations and inspirational quotes that will assist you on your journey to peace and purpose.

With the timeless teachings in this book, the Affirm Your Life journal will guide you to:

  • Rediscover your “why”
  • Learn to think abundantly and live in gratitude
  • Build seven powerful practices to help you accomplish your dreams

If you have been inspired by journals such as Getting to GoodThe Gratitude Journal for Women, or Start Where You Are, you will love Affirm Your Life, a guided journal inspired by the wisdom of Stephen M. R. Covey.

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A Modern Approach to the Birds and the Bees

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#1 New Release in Human Sexuality ─ How to Raise a Sexually Healthy, Safe, and Informed Child in Our Modern World

A Modern Approach to the Birds and the Bees enables parents to engage in effective age-appropriate, evidence-based, integrated discussions with their children to optimize sexual health and reduce risk behaviors.

Raise sexually healthy kids. As parents, we want our children to be armed with scientifically accurate sexual education. But many of us lack the information, tools, and skill to be able to effectively engage in these complex conversations with our children. This is where Dr. Robin Pickering's A Modern Approach to the Birds and the Bees comes in. This book is an essential tool for parents, informing them about key issues surrounding sexual health so that they are better equipped to engage in age-appropriate, evidence-based, informed discussions with their children that improve sexual health and reduce risk behaviors throughout their lives.

Help your kids through puberty and beyond. Dr. Pickering knows that your children are going to face unique and difficult issues as they grow up. To help you prepare, A Modern Approach to the Birds and the Bees covers controversial and sensitive topics, diving into questions that many parents are afraid to ask. The chapters are written in an accessible format that will be easy for parents to understand and pass on to their kids. This book also takes an inclusive approach to sex education, capturing the unique concerns and questions related to modern sexuality, including:

  • Issues related to social media and the internet
  • Topics such as consent and personal safety
  • Unique concerns in the LGBTQ+ community
  • Safe sex for those who chose to be sexually active
  • Effective promotion of abstinence
  • Accessing appropriate healthcare resources and information

Parents looking for age-appropriate books on sexuality and puberty like Celebrate Your Body (and Its Changes, Too!), Growing Up Great!Boys & Sex, and Girls & Sex will love the scientifically based educational tools in A Modern Approach to the Birds and the Bees.

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Emotionfull

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Experience the Therapeutic Benefits of Emotional Self-Care

Emotionfull is a collection of tips, reminders, and advice from a mental illness and low self-esteem survivor who has learned beneficial techniques that focus on valuing her own feelings and listening to her inner needs.

Value your feelings. We can get overwhelmed by our own emotions. Though there’s nothing wrong with what we’re feeling, we all struggle with how best to face stress, anxiety, sadness, and even excitement sometimes. Emotionfull helps us process difficult emotions, one by one, and allows us the space to focus on them in a way that’s healthy. Author Lauren Woods, creator of The Positive Page platform, has struggled with mental health and low self-esteem herself, so she comes to readers with experience and kindness in overcoming some of the daily challenges these struggles bring.

Listen to your needs. Once we accept and process our emotions, we are better able to understand what our inner needs are. All aspects of our health deserve time and attention, but more often than not, we put more emphasis on physical health. This book is a reminder to look inside and make sure we’re addressing how we feel, not just how we look. It’s a tangible reminder and guide for taking care of your mental health. Full of tips, advice, and self-care ideas, it shows us how to improve self-esteem and prioritize our emotional health.

Open up Emotionfull and learn more about:

  • Methods for working through overwhelming feelings
  • Stress-free ways to have difficult conversations about mental health
  • Self-care tips focused on emotional needs
  • How to recognize self-worth and build confidence

If you were helped by books like You Can Do All ThingsIt’s OK to Feel Deeply, or Start Where You Are, then you’ll want to experience the therapeutic benefits of Emotionfull.

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Find the Helpers

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#1 Bestseller in School Safety ─ Overcoming Grief Through the Humanity of Others

Fred Guttenberg loved watching Mr. Rogers with his daughter and his son when they were little. Their favorite piece of wisdom was: In the midst of tragedy and catastrophe, find the helpers.

"Always look for the helpers. There will always be helpers. Because if you look for the helpers, you’ll know there’s hope." —Fred Rogers, interview with Television Academy, 1999

Life changed forever on Valentine's Day 2018. What was to be a family day celebrating love turned into a nightmare. Thirty-four people were shot at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Jaime Guttenberg, a fourteen-year-old with a huge heart, was the second to last victim. That she and so many of her fellow students were struck down in cold blood galvanized many to action, including Jaime’s father Fred who has become an activist dedicated to passing common sense gun safety legislation.

Fred was already struggling with deep personal loss. Four months earlier his brother Michael died of 9/11 induced pancreatic cancer. He had been exposed to so much dust and chemicals at Ground Zero, the damage caught up with him. Michael battled heroically for nearly five years and then died at age fifty.

This book is not about gun safety or Parkland. Instead, Find the Helpers tells the story of Fred Guttenberg’s journey since Jaime’s death and how he has been able to get through the worst of times thanks to the kindness and compassion of others. Good things happen to good people at the hands of other good people─and the world is filled with them. They include everyone from amazing gun violence survivors Fred has met around the country to former VP Joe Biden, who spent time talking to him about finding mission and purpose in learning to grieve.

If you have read books such as Eyes to the WindHabenThe Beauty in Breaking, The Book of Rosy, or We Are Not Here to Be Bystanders, then you'll love Find the Helpers.

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Prayers for Healing

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Daily Meditations and Prayers from Around the World

Create a tapestry of comfort and inspiration. Maggie Oman creates a healing space for readers in her deeply spiritual book Prayers for Healing: 365 Blessings, Poems, & Meditations from Around the World. During moments that are filled with despair, illnesses, depression, or spiritual longing, Prayers for Healing draws on the power of wise and healing devotionals for reflection and deep mediation.

Embrace physical, emotional, and spiritual transformation. Prayers for Healing demonstrates the transformative nature woven through the power of prayer and wisdom, drawing from a select collection of influential spiritual leaders, philosophers and thinkers of our time that include:

  • The Tao Te Ching
  • The Koran
  • The Torah
  • Native American texts
  • The Bible
  • Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Wendell Berry
  • Jack Kornfield
  • Rumi
  • Rainer Maria Rilke
  • Marian Wright Edelman
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Marianne Williamson

Discover the power to heal through many meditation and prayer voices. This interfaith book provides insight from various religious and cultural texts that touches on our pain and inspires the healer within all of us to be reminded of hope and faith so that we may live a deeper, more meaningful, and fully self-expressed life.

If you have found that works such as Prayers That Bring HealingEarth PrayersPrayers of Hope for CaregiversPrayers for Hard Times, or Prayers for Hope and Healing have brought inspiration into your life, then this book is an invitation to cementing your inner healer.

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The Tao of Influence

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#1 New Release in Eastern Philosophy, Taoism ─ How to Become a Great Leader

People are yearning to make an impact and create much needed change. Building a business, starting a movement, generating a new initiative in the workplace, creating change within a family, or supporting a non-profit enterprise in the community? People want to be part of the solution. Author Karen McGregor believes the 4000-year-old “Four Pillars of Influence” of the Tao Te Ching may be the key.

A unique leadership skills book. The Tao of Influence stands apart as a business book. It speaks ancient wisdom to the modern-day leader, while providing practical and tangible actions that lead to high levels of sustainable influence and positive power. Discover an easy-to-follow roadmap to creating lasting change in your workplace, community, and family, while navigating chaotic and demanding environments.

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

Positive vibes and how to influence others. Author Karen McGregor is an international keynote and TEDx speaker, and a guide to thousands of entrepreneurs and professionals seeking to become more influential leaders. In this book each chapter begins with a quote from the Tao Te Ching that connects with that chapter’s theme, then concludes with reflections and recommended actions. Learn to:

  • Handle challenges and difficult people
  • End the dynamic that heightens power struggles and destroys influence
  • Create stillness and space to generate authentic power

If you have read books such as WeconomyLeaders Eat Last, or Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth, you will want to read and learn from Karen McGregor’s The Tao of Influence.

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The Twelve Gifts from the Garden

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#1 New Release in Philosophy, Consciousness & Thought, and Tropical Climate Gardening ─ A Garden View of Anne Morrow Lindbergh's Gift from the Sea

During a tropical storm. In the aftermath of chemotherapy. In the midst of marital discord. These are among the times author Charlene Costanzo found comfort, joy, hope, and healing on Sanibel Island. Now, comes a collection of insightful life-guiding reflections inspired by the tropical botanicals of one of Florida’s most precious flower gardens.

Life lessons and line art in the tropics. In the tradition of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Charlene finds awe in the bounty of sea shells along the Florida shoreline. But, it’s the foliage in Sanibel’s botanical garden that brings daily reflections and lesson-bearing messages.

Translating the beauty of botany. If you look closely, plants sprout with willpower and bloom with determination. Drawing from the beautiful nature of trees and flowers, Charlene crafts garden-inspired messages from her experiences with healing and understanding. Inside, find quotes, reflections, and bonus material like:

  • Pen-and-ink line drawings with illustrations of flowers, leaves, and garden plants
  • Charlene’s Twelve Gifts resource and how they apply to the lessons learned in the garden
  • An epilogue from two other locales─Sedona, Arizona and St. John, Virgin Islands

Perfect garden gift or beach gift. Whether you’re exploring the secret life of trees or the beauty of a cut flower garden, this environmentalist memoir is a great addition to any shelf of nature books. A combination of garden books and meditation books, Twelve Gifts from the Garden is both an ode to ecology and a collection of healing, discoveries, and epiphanies. Some pieces provide comfort, some support strength and courage—but all offer a relaxing gift for women.

If you’re looking for Anne Lamott books, gardener gifts, or inspirational gifts for women—or enjoyed bestsellers like Braiding Sweetgrass or The Hidden Life of Trees—then Twelve Gifts from the Garden is your next read!

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Cleanse Your Body, Reveal Your Soul

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Discover A Life-Changing Detoxification and Rejuvenation Therapy

Psychiatrist Judith E. Pentz, MD, travels to Nagpur, India, to study 5000-year-old Ayurvedic Panchakarma detoxification and rejuvenation therapy in a quest to provide enhanced holistic wellness treatment for her patients.

A change at the cellular level. Part travel memoir and part spiritual guide, Cleanse Your Body and Reveal Your Soul is one woman’s transformative quest with Ayurvedic Panchakarma (a fivefold detoxification treatment involving massage, herbal therapy, and other procedures) and the profound shifts that led to some sustainable, substantial life changes. Dissatisfied with a mainstream psychiatric practice, Dr. Pentz heads to India, where she undergoes an ancient, rejuvenating cleanse.

The tools and practices of Panchakarma. Dr. Pentz’s narrative offers a compassionate and compelling path for Western audiences and the Ayurveda-curious. Complete with healing oils, Ayurvedic daily rituals, and yoga poses, she supplements her journey with tips about preventive lifestyle changes that promote sustainable well-being.

Inside, find definitions, quizzes and wisdom, as well as chapters like:

  • Cellular Shift: the science behind Panchakarma and cellular change
  • Food As Medicine: tips about one of the central tenets of Ayurveda, food is healing, and maintaining an Ayurvedic diet
  • The Dish on Doshas: facts that illuminate concepts around the three doshas—vata, pitta, kapha—your constitutional and functional intelligence

If you have benefited from books like Ayurveda Beginner's GuideThe Ayurvedic Self-Care HandbookBody Thrive, or Ayurveda and Panchakarma, then Cleanse Your Body and Reveal Your Soul should be your next read.

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