Eating Across America

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#1 Amazon Best Seller ─ Best Daym Takeout

Drive-ins, diners and dives: Daymon Patterson, author of Eating Across America, is better known as Daym Drops, an American food critic, YouTube celebrity, and television presenter. He initially gained popularity on YouTube for his video review of a Five Guys takeoutmeal, which spawned a viral online song by the Gregory Brothers. He hosted Best Daym Takeout, a food-review oriented television program on the Travel Channel, based on his experiences and with certain aspects borrowed from his YouTube channel. "Best Daym Takeout", aired in 2013, with works featured on The Jimmy Fallon show. That's where Rachel Ray's Team found me, and brought me on for a few episodes before Rachel Ray offered me a position on the show as her Food Correspondent. I travel abroad, sampling dishes and many QSR locations, all to give them a Super Official Food Review from the front seat of my Truck.

Cheap eats, food trucks and street food: Shows like Diners, Drive-ins and Dives have never been more popular. And they have inspired a movement. More and more, people are packing up their cars and road tripping in search of cheap eats, food trucks and street food. Daym Drops offers Eating Across America for all traveling foodies.

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Real Life Mindfulness

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The calm and quiet mind

Spiritual self care: Real Life Mindfulness is a series of reflections that can illuminate every aspect of life. Authors Elise Marie Collins and Becca Anderson offer readers guidance on using the opportune moments between everything else in life for spiritual self care. In the same way we lovingly tend a garden, so does our soul require nourishment and attention. Your happiness quotient will soar with the practices and meditations in Real Life Mindfulness.

Control stress and anxiety: By following the suggestions in this gentle guide, you’ll be able to focus on becoming more fully awake to who you really are. In her own words, Elise Marie Collins adds, “People are overbooked, overcommitted and often feel lost and filled with anxiety. I went through this myself and found my way to back to myself through the practice of mindfulness. You can, too.” In just a few minutes a day, Real Life Mindfulness will bring you the calmness and clarity that an over-demanding schedule steals from you.

Find serenity: A welcome respite for anyone whose gear shift is perpetually in overdrive, Real Life Mindfulness is an invitation to rest, find peace, awaken, and remember. It offers deceptively simple wisdom to help readers sharpen their senses, find serenity, and make room for life.

What you'll learn from reading Real Life Mindfulness:

  • How daily mindfulness calms the mind and reduces stress
  • Why meditating is one of the healthiest things you can do
  • How to live in the moment, a place full of peace and happiness
  • How to get started meditating regularly, whether you are a beginner or just living a busy life
  • What it feels like when meditation focuses your brain and makes you smarter
  • How mindful objectivity and observation bring wisdom
  • How to see the beauty present in everything all around you
  • Nine different ways to meditate
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The Healthy Teen Cookbook

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Remmi is a rising star among kid chefs with appearances on Chopped, The Harry Connick Show, Food Network and bookings far into the future on national television cooking and charming her way into people’s hearts. Rachael Ray has taken Remmi under her wing, featuring her in Yum O Mag, her show and is in talks for a TV cooking competition with a focus on healthy options.
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Getting My Bounce Back

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#1 Amazon New Release ─ Female, fit and fifty

Exercise is not optional: You don’t have to run a marathon to be fit and healthy or suffer through a triathlon that includes a half-mile swim in the ocean. But you do need an exercise habit. Especially as we age, exercise is not optional. Yet unless we had been athletes as kids or young adults, and few of us were, we do not know how to find our edge. Learning how to carve out time to meet our fitness needs or to push ourselves physically and mentally is one of the greatest challenges to aging well.

Finding the inspiration to exercise: Inspired by her highly popular blog “Be the Dog”, Carolee Belkin Walker's Getting My Bounce Back is a relatable story of what it’s like to be a successful professional woman encountering all things fitness for the first time. Even if readers have never put on a pair of running shoes or tried again and again to get a fitness habit, they’ll relate to the highs and lows of Walker’s journey to the back of the pack and ultimately stumbling on a path to resilience and well-being.

Happier more confident woman: You could fit two of Walker inside what her body looked like in February 2014. But it is the powerful sense of confidence and resilience that’s had the greatest impact on Walker and inspires others. This book is about Walker digging in, discovering who she is, and seeing how far she can push herself to be strong, fit, healthy, and most important, resilient. Her writing is full of humorous situations as she decides to be an active participant in life and not take the setbacks, or herself, too seriously.

Benefits of reading Getting My Bounce Back:

  • Learn how to make time for exercise
  • Get inspired to get fit
  • Learn how you can be more confident and happier
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The Film Buff's Bucket List

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#1 Amazon Best Seller! ─ Film buff movie guide

Best movies, best films, best indies: Theaters around the world are dominated by comic book heroes, ice princesses, apocalyptic love-struck teens, and whatever masterpiece Pixar is rolling out. It’s clear that cinema is as healthy as ever. Oscar-worthy directors, indie geniuses and foreign artists are creating stunning, boundary-pushing work. Since the turn of the century, movie lovers have been enjoying a second golden age. But which films are the best of the best? What are the top movies since 2000 to see before you die?

Film buff: Chris Stuckmann, one of YouTube’s most popular film reviewers (70+ million views) gives us his best of the best! In his book debut, Stuckmann delivers his list of the very best 50 Movies since 2000 – with that style and punch that YouTube viewers have come to love. These are the films you must see before you die.

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Think Happy to Stay Happy

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#1 Amazon New Release ─Think Happy

Positivity guide: Happiness is around every corner, but every once in a while we need a guide or map to find it. This book is your guide. The 50 chapters of Think Happy to Stay Happy are filled with positivity ideas and inspiration to help you learn how to be happy.

Stay happy: Joy unites all people and words are often how we best express our joy. Think Happy to Stay Happy is the perfect collection of power thoughts and insightful quotes and affirmations that express some of the best ways to "stay happy." The secret to being happy may well be a "gratitude adjustment."

Follow your bliss: One thing the world's wisdom traditions all agree on is that all states of "higher being" are not attained by stumbling around an unmarked road to "blisstown", but result from inner work and self development. Bliss means connecting with your true self more deeply and arriving at a place of ease and awareness. "If you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living."

Benefits of reading Think Happy to Stay Happy:

  • Learn to be happy
  • Learn about how a "gratitude adjustment" can help you stay happy
  • Attain a state of bliss
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8 to Great

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With over 60,000 copies sold, it's no surprise that 8 to Great is changing lives. Giving you the tools for connecting with your unique greatness - in your relationships, your career, and your destiny!
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Love Earth Now

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Silver Nautilus Book Award Winner! 
Merge environmentalism and spirituality─attain a state of eco-mindfulness and sustainable living

What can you do for the environment? Do you find yourself wondering what on Earth you can do about the serious environmental challenges we face today? Do you worry there’s nothing any one person can do that will make a difference? Most people say they would like to do something to make the world a better place, but they just don’t believe they have the time, energy, money or power to do anything that will make a real difference. Are you willing to devote 20 minutes a week to find out? Environmental activist Cheryl Leutjen has the planet’s back and is betting you do too. Her powerful book of inspired ideas and eco-mindfulness calls upon us all to Love Earth Now.

Conservation and sustainable living. Love Earth Now invites us to explore our thoughts and feelings about the waste and negative environment impacts we see daily. Drawing from her experiences as an engineering geologist, environmental law attorney, small shop owner, and mindfulness practitioner, Cheryl also reminds us about the importance of simplicity. All our possessions and constant shopping are no better for us than they are for the planet itself. They contribute to landfills and create a tech-tethered society that is increasingly isolated. Both helpful and hopeful, Love Earth Now is brimming with creative ideas we can all try. Get closer to a sustainable lifestyle, one day at a time.

Practice Eco-mindfulness. Cheryl’s book of planetary self-help and eco-mindfulness is a deeply thoughtful and lucid look at the state of our “big blue marble,” our beautiful earth. It's also a sourcebook of direct actions─large and small─we can all take to ensure our children and their children’s children have a healthy future on this planet.

If you liked reading books such as Vitamin NThe Sound of a Wild Snail Eating, or Braiding Sweetgrass, you'll enjoy the award-winning Love Earth Now.

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The Joy of Minimalism

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Minimalism and the simple life

It’s natural to love stuff! More than that, it’s natural to love your stuff. That notebook from 8th grade, your Disney VHS’, mismatched socks. They all have sentimental value…and they all take up space. Author and YouTuber, Zoey Arielle, opens up about her struggle with loving all the things in life we bring home. A hoarder in disguise, Arielle has mastered the tools needed to embrace simplicity and the minimalist philosophy.

Minimalism guide: Zoey Arielle Poulsen’s The Joy of Minimalism is the friendly guide you’ve been searching for as you embark on a life of simplicity. Life can stress anyone out. So, by embracing minimalism, you’ll be saying goodbye to stress and everything that you never needed anyway. Discover a greater focus and true freedom as you live your new life with a real sense of gratitude for everything and everyone around you.

Enjoy the simple life: In The Joy of Minimalism Poulsen shows you how to simplify the act of letting go while sharing her personal journey into this calmer sense of life. Beyond offering specific tips on transitioning, she also invites you to journal your new awakening. Minimalism is more than a movement or fad, it’s a sense of happiness and practice that will bring you closer to your true self.

The Joy of Minimalism teaches you to live better with less. You'll learn how to:

  • Rediscover the freedom of owning less
  • Embrace life and all the non-material things the world has to offer
  • Master your own personal style for organizing and decluttering
  • Celebrate your new life with a free mind

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The Restaurant Diet

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Key Selling Points: • Author is a well-known foodie and entrepreneur who loves to eat out and lost 150 pounds through his technique which he shares for the first time. • Explains to readers what to eat and what not to eat from the menu of a fine restaurant. • This is a non-restrictive diet! It empowers readers by giving them permission to continue to enjoy the fine foods and restaurants they love, rather than prescribing an unrealistic regimen as a means to achieve lasting success.Provide delicious and healthy gourmet recipes from 50 of the top restaurants in the country. • Provides delicious and healthy gourmet recipes from 50 of the top restaurants in the country
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A Beginner's Guide to Essential Oils

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Essential Oils ─ Your Pathway to Holistic Health

Holistic medicine and wellness: Homeopathic medicine and alternative medicines are gaining in popularity daily. A Beginner's Guide to Essential Oils by Hayley Hobson can become your first step to a healthier life ─ your first step to holistic health.

Learn about essential oils from an expert: Hayley Hobson is an internationally known author and inspirational speaker. She presents uplifting and educational programs in well over 50 countries. After leaving her career as a lawyer, Hayley began teaching Pilates and yoga before building her essential oils business from the ground up. As the fastest Wellness Advocate in her company to achieve the ranks of Presidential Diamond, Double Diamond and Double Presidential, she remains one of the top performers in her company. In addition to developing online courses and trainings, Hayley is a sought-after speaker at many global business events. Along with her outreach to entrepreneurs, Hayley still works in her business daily and is consistently trending on social media. With over 65,000 Facebook followers she remains an influence among wellness advocates and an expanding network of peers. Visit Hayley at http://www.hayleyhobson.com.

The holistic health pathway to wellness: Hayley promotes a holistic path to wellness by incorporating the use of essential oils with a regimen of exercise, healthy eating, and mental and emotional wellness practices. As a coach, she passionately empowers others to live their dreams and create lifestyle transformations by supporting them in becoming the best possible WHOLE versions of themselves.

A Beginner's Guide to Essential Oils includes real life stories and natural lifestyle principles. You'll learn about:

  • Hayley’s signature recipes created for specific purposes
  • Helpful remedies
  • Daily changes
  • Safe handling and usage
  • Using oils to create balance as part of a holistic lifestyle
  • Why we get out of balance in the first place
  • A 31-Day plan with daily inspiration
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Cluttered Mess to Organized Success Workbook

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#1 Amazon Best Seller! ─ Declutter Your Home, Declutter Your Life

Organize your life: Do you dream of getting organized, but have no idea where to start? Cluttered Mess to Organized Success: Declutter and Organize your Home and Life with over 100 Checklists and Worksheets offers you everything you need to organize your home, family and your time. This book not only provides helpful tips and advice, but it is jam packed with over 100 worksheets, forms, labels, schedules and everything else you need to organize your life.

Declutter your way to happiness: Cassandra Aarssen is a Professional Organizer and creator of the successful blog and YouTube channel, ClutterBug. After struggling for years with chaos and clutter, Cassandra transformed her home and her life through organization. She now shares her favorite organizing tips, tricks and secrets in order to help others declutter their way to happiness. Cassandra’s debut book, Real Life Organizing has been inspiring families from all over the world to get control of their clutter and fall in love with their home all over again.

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Making a Difference

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Build Character in your Kids

Kindness, courtesy, respect and purpose: Through positive and motivating text, Making a Difference assures children that they are important, and that what they do matters. Boost your child's confidence and sense of purpose as you read and affirm that their hopeful thoughts, kind words and good choices can make a difference to themselves and others. Making a Difference is a book that can help build social skills and character, teach life lessons to your children, and put them on a pathway to kindness, courtesy, respect, and purpose.

Make the world a better place: Beautiful hand-drawn illustrations accompany Cheri's purposeful storytelling as she shows us once again how children can help to make the world a better place. Back pages include discussion questions, scenarios, games and role-play activities that help adults reinforce the book’s positive message.

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Green Homekeeping

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Is your home a sustainable and eco-friendly environment?

Every decision you make during the day, both large and small, has an impact on the environment. Make your daily impact planet-positive.

Eco-friendly home: With the gentle guidance of eco-expert, Alice Mary Alvrez, you can start with baby steps and progress to an advanced eco-warrior! Start with these inspired ideas and the 52 simple ways to reduce your waste, eat organic, and keep toxins out of your home. Inside this helpful and hopeful guide, you'll find tips for greening up all the areas of your life. Learn surprising facts about your impact on the environment and change your habits with do-it-yourself ideas.

Help our planet: Start with small changes, like turning off the tap, and work your way up to raising chickens and composting your leftover food. Whether you want to be a green rookie or an eco-master, you can help the planet every week of the year.

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Prayers for Hard Times

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The simple act of praying

Wisdom, inspiration and prayer: As recent scientific research shows, the simple act of praying can be emotionally, spiritually, and even physically healing. With Prayers for Hard Times, author Becca Anderson offers solace in bringing together the wisdom of great thinkers, spiritual leaders and writers who have faced difficulty and learned from it.

Sacred and inspirational sources: Organized in daybook form, the book draws from sacred sources such as the Bible, the Torah, Buddhist and Native American texts, as well as inspirational writings of:

  • Joan Didion
  • Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Maya Angelou
  • Rumi
  • Mark Nepo
  • Harriet Tubman
  • Dave Eggars
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Anne Morrow Lindberg
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

Consolation and renewal: Together, these wise words create a tapestry of consolation and renewal for those times when it all seems “too much.” In a world that feels increasingly fragile and, at times, fractured, people need answers and prayers. Becca Anderson’s collection focuses on prayers for a wide range of life challenges, from the personal to the global. Prayers for Hard Times covers issues facing individuals such as loss of loved ones, illness, anxiety, divorce, depression and addiction, as well as those challenges communities face in natural disasters and violence. The writers in Anderson’s devotional address the world at large, as well, with words of hope and help for global poverty, hunger, war and the environmental. Prayers for Hard Times offers readers solace, comfort, and support, drawing from the wisdom of every era, every major faith and tradition, and the important voices of those who have lived through such experiences themselves.

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Geek Sweets

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#1 Amazon New Release! ─ Easy baking recipes and unique theme party ideas

Geek Sweets: The ultimate guide to creating 60 confections for the legions of geek fans out there − from Star Wars to Game of Thrones to Harry Potter and much more!

Easy baking recipes: Geek Sweets is organized so even a beginning baker can have success. It's a baking cookbook full of beautiful photographs, with easy baking recipes for the 'truly geeky'. Geek Sweets is filled with cupcakes recipes, easy cookie recipes, and that special cake pops recipe.

Theme party ideas: Geek Sweets delivers step-by-step how-to's for every adventurer─from the squire just starting a journey, to a well-worn dragon slayer looking for a challenge. Geek Sweets also includes theme party ideas with cocktail recipes and a companion website with printables to enhance all of your geeky gatherings, including your Game of Thrones viewing parties, as well as theme party ideas with fantasy-adventure themes.

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Movie Quotes for All Occasions

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#1 Amazon Best Seller! ─ Great Movie Quotes for All Occasions

Whether blockbuster megahits or forgotten indies, we’ve got the right quote for the right occasion.

Movie quotes. We all do it. Every day, with or without noticing, we quote movies. Hit a search engine and you can find thousands of lists of the best movie quotes of all time. From Rhett Butler to Obi-Wan Kenobi, movie quotes have become an integral part of expression. But, the movie quotes on these “best of” lists rarely lend themselves to important moments in life or provide personal motivation. Open any typical movie quote list and you’re likely to see “May the Force be with you,” or “I’ll have what she’s having.” Does that really provide inspiration, motivation, or a beautiful phrase?

Best movie quotes for all occasions. That’s where I come in. I’ve scoured the movie world for the most appropriate, best movie quotes for every occasion. From weddings to pre-game pep talks, I’ve found quotes that are moving, inspirational, or just plain hilarious.

  • Looking to rally your team? Try this quote of Capt. Malcom Reynolds from the science-fiction film Serenity (2005): “You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all come to the same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all… So no more running. I aim to misbehave.” 
  • Need a quote for your humorous wedding speech? Try some wisdom from Juno… from Juno (2007): “Look, in my opinion, the best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you. The right person is still going to think the sun shines out of your ass. That’s the kind of person that’s worth sticking with.”

If you enjoyed 1001 Smartest Things Ever SaidUncle John's New & Improved Funniest Ever, or The Big Book of Quotes you'll love Movie Quotes for All Occasions which provides hidden gems from a variety of film genres.

 

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Starving In Search of Me

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The true confessions of an eating disorders survivor

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This confessional self-help guide explores the complex emotional truth of what it’s like when food, weight, and body image take priority over every other human impulse or action. Activist author Marissa LaRocca's revelatory tale includes her struggle with her secrets, including sexuality, and how she emerged as an outspoken advocate for gay rights and women’s health issues.

Anorexia and bulimia health crisis: Many young women and girls struggle with the body image issues that engender eating disorders with elaborate rituals around food, binging, purging, and hiding it all while trying to maintain a face of normalcy to the world. Anorexia and bulimia have become major national health crises with skyrocketing statistics indicating that between 3 and 5% of the population suffer anorexia nervosa alone. Sadly, many never attain the sense of being “normal” and deal with a lifetime of body image and self-esteem issues.

Coming of age story of a woman battling for self-esteem: This intimate account of courage and the search for truth and meaning will have you rooting for Marissa LaRocca as she unravels the emotional layers of her own battle with food, body image, and sexuality. Readers of this riveting memoir, Starving in Search of Me, will relate to the coming-of-age story of a young woman confronting some of life’s major issues while living, for a time, in two closets: one to hide her eating disorder and one to hide her sexuality and very identity.

What You'll Learn Inside This Book:

  • Identify the root causes, symptoms, and triggers associated with an eating disorder
  • Acknowledge the "life issues" that are being masked by "food issues" or another addiction
  • Disempower compulsive behaviors like binging, purging, and obsessing about calories and exercise
  • Heal your relationship with food through healing your relationship with yourself
  • Escape the victim role, become empowered, and take responsibility for your own happiness
  • Connect with your life’s purpose and authentic self, transforming your weaknesses into strengths
  • Free your mind through tuning in to the body and witnessing emotions
  • Improve your body image and self-esteem by aligning your lifestyle with your true values, desires, and what is realistic
  • Effectively communicate your needs with confidence
  • Establish guilt-free lifestyle boundaries to reduce anxiety and maximize vitality
  • Enhance peace of mind by developing a reliable support system
  • Eliminate the need to be perfect by practicing forgiveness and compassion toward yourself
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