#1 Amazon New Release! ─ Daily reflections. Inspirational prayers for every day of the year
Relationship prayers: This lovely book, Every Day Thankful: 365 Blessing, Graces and Gratitudes, can be used as a book of graces to share over the evening meal, as a hostess gift or for daily reflection. Sharing gratitude is one of the most powerful ways to create close relationships. By praying together at the daily meal with these gratitudes, you have a happier family and become bonded together by blessings. Add the joy of living in thankfulness by incorporating daily reflections and inspirational prayers into your plan for each day.
Prayers before meals: In today's frenetic world, the common experience of sharing the evening meal can restore a sense of community and humanity to society. More important, the blessing of the meal fosters in us a sense of gratitude for the gifts we have been given. This collection of 365 blessings-ranging from the words of Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh and Abraham Lincoln to Maya Angelou and Oprah will bring joy to the shared experience of breaking bread.
Daily reflections: Author Becca Anderson grew up with graces, spoken blessings and relationship prayers every day at the family table, noting, "We looked forward to it every day and it got us through everything, good times and bad. I believe wholeheartedly that counting your blessings and prayers of gratitude will bring loved ones together and adds so much joy to life."
Inspirational prayers: Becca Anderson’s curated collection of the world’s wisdom traditions celebrates the connections between grace and gratitude. The book includes a wide selection of blessings, graces and gratitudes including:
- devotionals for women
- relationship prayers
- prayers for giving thanks
- devotionals for men
- thank the Lord prayers
- devotionals for couples
By Sam Bracken
#1 Amazon New Release! ─ Living a life of grit and grace
GUTS will help you find that purpose driven life that is yours to live with joy, passion and success.
Grit and grace: When Angela Duckworth wrote her best selling book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance she could have been describing Sam Bracken who is the embodiment of living a life of grit and grace.
Find your own Duckworth grit: In this modern era, we tap an app on our smartphone and anything you can imagine is delivered to you ─ maybe even by drone. We live in an age of convenience and ease; personal butlers are back in fashion and everyone has a chauffeur on call thanks to Uber. When was the last time you really “went for it?” Does anyone even have to try anymore? Sam Bracken answers that question with an emphatic YES. Now, more than ever, is the time to go for the gusto, to find your own Duckworth grit.
Tenacity, courage and the fire within: In his book GUTS, Bracken explains why we all need to dig deep and do soul searching to see what lights the fire within that brings forth our very best. Bracken’s backstory would make Dr. Phil turn tail and run. His childhood and upbringing are unimaginably tough with years of abuse, even to the point where a relative set him on fire. What didn’t kill Sam Bracken made him stronger. And, he is now on a mission to bring self empowerment to others ─ self empowerment to realize a life of grit and grace.
Grit and grace and mental strength: When we say something takes guts, we usually mean it takes courage to do it. It takes guts to go skydiving or to run a marathon or to try out for the school play. We call it luck or stamina or intestinal fortitude in conquering the hard, albeit exciting, things in life. Look back at the great personalities who made a difference in the pages of history. What did they all have in common? Determination and tenacity. In short, GUTS! They might have had talent too, but without guts they would have gone nowhere. Science now tells us that lots of talented individuals produce great stuff, but very few produce a lot of great stuff—and even fewer produce a lot of great stuff over a long career. What do these few highly productive people have in common? Grit and grace and a large helping of self-belief.
Purpose driven life: This book is about actually getting there. You’ll have to push past failure again and again. And it is also about beating the odds no matter how high they are stacked against you. To be a true leader, you have to start with yourself. Are you ready to do some soul searching and learn the secrets to guts, self empowerment, a purpose driven life, and grit and grace?
In Sam Bracken's GUTS, you will learn about:
- mental strength
- resisting feelings of low self esteem
- self empowerment
- building self confidence
- living a life of passion
- and, most importantly, what it takes to have grit and grace
#1 Best Seller in Religion & Spirituality, Agnosticism ─ Want to learn more about moon spells, phases of the moon, Wiccan spells and other aspects of Wiccan religion?
Moon Spell Magic is intended to be a practical and inspirational handbook to making magic from spells for each day of the week:
- rituals for romance
- seasonal sacred energy altars
- secrets for money magic
- and, everything in between
The wisdom of Wiccan religion: Moon Spells Magic contains an abundance of folk wisdom as well as many modern pagan practices that will help you learn the necessary lore and background information for creating the life of your dreams. Rituals and incantations can lead to great personal growth. Witches are the among the most devoted spiritual seekers. This book can be an important tool for gaining a deep grounding in magical correspondences, astrological associations, and the myths behind the magic. Whether you are looking to conjure up a supernatural Saturday for your coven or rid your home of negative energy and blocks to happiness, this numinous guide can help you turn your home into a personal pagan power center and have fun in the process. The moon has enormous power and celestial energy; by harnessing that, you can improve your life every day with the spells in this book.
What You’ll Learn Inside This Book:
- Features over 100 recipes for spells ranging from the everyday to special occasions and high holidays
- Something for every reader, from beginner level to advance students of the craft
- Contains many ritual resources with lunar lore, astronomical and color correspondences, plant associations, god and goddess invocations, elemental aspects for creating personal spells
- New takes on the basics such as spells for love, money and luck as well as many pagan practices for a modern lifestyle
- A fun read that is grounded in scholarship for a fresh approach to spellwork as well as invocations and rituals for wealth, health and happiness
- A “personal super moon” section detailing your luckiest days of the year and the best time for working, romance, prosperity and when you can access you “Lunar Super Powers”
#1 Best Seller in High School Test Preparation, SSAT & COOP ─ Comprehensive boarding school guide
- What is boarding school really like?
- What are my chances of getting into U.S. boarding schools?
- How do I evaluate private schools vs. public schools?
What is boarding school really like? U.S. boarding schools offer a superb preparation for college bound students, but they are not for everyone. American Prep is the only comprehensive guide for parents and students interested in investigating, applying to, and succeeding at these great schools. Meticulously researched and thoughtfully written, American Prep is an essential guide through the world of U.S. boarding schools – their history and culture, their resources and support systems, their opportunities and challenges – and the only book that leads you through the entire prep school experience. You will learn about:
- Why boarding schools are increasingly valuable in the 21st century
- The pros and cons of private school vs public school
- How to select a school that is right for your student and your family
- How to navigate the admission process – detailed insider advice
- The emotional challenges of prep school for students and families – what to expect and when
- How to secure generous financial aid for prep school
- Student success on campus – getting in is only the first step
An insider's perspective on U.S. boarding schools: Award winning writer/critic Ronald Mangravite has multiple perspectives on the American prep school world. An alumnus of the Lawrenceville School, he is a current prep school parent, an alumni class officer, and an admissions volunteer. His extensive teaching experience includes universities and private schools, with service on admissions and curricula committees. He holds degrees from the University of California, Berkeley and UCLA.
By Melanie Salvatore-August
Contagious Kindness for Troubled Times
Right now, the only thing worth spreading is kindness. Uplift the world during these troubled times with a dose of Fierce Kindness─a peaceful revolution poised to make a change on a personal and global level.
How to be kind in troubled times. Join the nonviolent movement that is standing up to the turbulent world in which we live. A message that is equal parts loving compassion and fiery courage, Fierce Kindness uses inspiring instructions and bright illustrations to help bring acts of kindness into the world. With sections encouraging accountability, courage, and action, this uplifting guide transforms readers into effective, empathetic warriors looking to make a change.
A peaceful revolution that isn’t always linear. You can read this book cover to cover; flip it open for a daily dose of insight and motivation; dip into it when you feel discouraged, sad, angry, bored, or hungry. Page by page, learn how to be kind and shift negative feelings towards positivity and activism. With its small size and fun design, it’s sure to cheer up any bookshelf or bedside table.
Inside, you’ll find:
- Insightful quotes and stories
- A calendar with month-long acts of kindness
- Joy and compassion with every chapter
If you enjoyed books like The War for Kindness, Pleasure Activism, or Kindness and Wonder, then you’ll love Fierce Kindness.
#1 Best Seller in Aging and Volunteer Work ─ Retirement and Good Living
Perfect retirement gift for men: Are you getting ready to simplify life and move from the world of work to a life of retirement and good living─to enter a happy retirement? Purposeful Retirement is the perfect retirement gift.
Hyrum W. Smith: The author of Purposeful Retirement, is an award-winning author, distinguished speaker, and successful businessman. He is one of the original creators of the popular Franklin Day Planner, the former Chairman and CEO of Franklin Covey Co., and the recognized “Father of Time Management”. For four decades Hyrum has been empowering people to effectively govern their personal and professional lives. In Purposeful Retirement, Hyrum combines wit and enthusiasm with a gift for communicating compelling principles that inspire lasting personal change. He encourages you to discover your true passion, re-imagine your life, and try new possibilities. Learn how you can move from your world of work, simplify life and enter what can be the most satisfying phase of your life─a new world of purposeful retirement and good living.
Aging well and a happy retirement: You have had a successful career by almost all measures and now you are concerned about aging well and looking toward a happy retirement. You are definitely not a couch potato.
- How are you going to create a retirement that is meaningful and inspiring for your second act?
- Can you simplify life?
- Is there a way to make intelligent and anxiety free retirement planning choices?
- Can you learn from the lives and experiences of people who have found their pathway to happy retirement?
- What are their secrets to aging well and a happy retirement?
If you're a fan of How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free, you'll love Purposeful Retirement. Welcome to your new life of retirement and good living. Welcome to a purposeful retirement.
How to become Snapchat rich and famous
Social media success story: Here's a living your dreams story that should inspire everyone ─ the living your dreams story of CyreneQ, a modern Cinderella fairy tale. (See: "Here’s how a 26 year-old is making up to $30,000 per Snap on Snapchat", by Morgan Linton, co-founder of Fashion Metric, November 30, 2016)
Creative snapchats & funny snapchat drawings: The next time you are sitting in a long, boring meeting and your mind starts to wander might be the very moment you find your destiny. That is exactly what happened to Cyreneq who began doodling funny Snapchat drawings during a particularly snoozy conference room session. Soon after, she went on to rule that burgeoning social media platform with her Snapchat art and her funny Snapchat drawings. Cyrene Quiamco has become a prominent personality with her creative Snapchats on a social media platform that is designed to make content disappear. Since joining Snapchat, Quiamco (who goes by "CyreneQ" across most social media) has amassed a following for her whimsical Snapchat art ― from celebrity portraits to collages of Disney characters ― and interactive creative Snapchats. She engages her community with her highly imaginative and appealing art, quizzes, games and questions, transforming a series of short-lived snaps into a conversation. She's also the creator of The11thSecond.com, a blog and community for creators of Snapchat art to share their work off the platform. Award-winning CyreneqQ was recently nominated for the Shorty Award which recognizes the best in social media.
Living your dreams ─ Do what you love: This modern fairy tale story (complete with Disney Princess self-portraits of the artist) starts in the Philippines where her family comes from. Cyrene gets her moxie, drive, spirit of self-invention and incredible work ethic from her mom, whom she counts as a main inspiration to be fearless and go for living your dreams. As she puts it, “I've always been an artist ever since elementary school, but I didn't really know how to apply that to the real world.” How she applied her artistry and originality to the modern world of social media is one of the most fantastic social media success stories of the 21st century.
Do what you love the money will follow: Cyrene's Cinderella "living your dreams" story is one that will have you dusting off your dreams. Cyreneq reminds us all of the power of our own imagination. Unleash that and nothing can stop you!
What you’ll learn inside 11 Seconds to Success:
- How to harness your personal creativity and apply it to the real world
- What CyreneQ really means in her motto “No excuses for starving artists!”
- That if you "do what you love the money will follow"
- How to up your social media IQ and your earning quotient, too!
How can a plant-based diet impact my life?
Plant-Based living is a lifestyle: It awakens your awareness to understanding that every choice you make has a greater impact. It's a choice that can transcend the collective mind with the idea of respecting every form of life. Are you ready for the benefits of an eating clean diet? Are you seeking a happy, health-filled life?
Welcome to nourishment through plant based eating: Nourished, the debut book by plant-based chef and holistic nutrition expert Pamela Wasabi, invites you to discover a new love for and understanding of your body, and the importance of nourishment through plant based eating. Pamela shows readers how learning to cook helped her overcome medical challenges and put her on the path to health through clean eating diet recipes and plant based nutrition.
Nourishment for the body and nourishment for the spirit: This eat-clean diet book is a delicious trip through the plant based eating experience from start to finish. The book is organized to mirror the life-cycle of a plant, from when the seed is sewn to when the flower blooms. Using this delightful convention for her eat-clean diet book, Wasabi prescribes what it takes for true body nourishment, and nourishment of the mind and spirit.
Life-enhancing insights that you will gain from reading Nourished include:
- How to invite nourishment into your life to relax
- How to find peace within and let go of strict forms of dieting, perfection, and restrictions
- Understand that every symptom or food issue we deal with is an invitation to get to know ourselves better
- Inspiration to be softer, more loving, and have unconditional acceptance for who we are
- An appreciation for the joys of a plant based nutrition lifestyle
- How to be mindful and present about our choices when it comes to food and health
- How to embark on a path of health and happiness
- Some favorite clean eating diet recipes
In December 2010, the “Tunisian Revolution” touched off a wave of protests, riots, revolutions and civil wars throughout the Middle East. Initially the world hoped for positive change – democracy, free elections, and human rights. But, by 2012 the Arab Spring had morphed into “Arab Winter” bringing death, destruction, and despair. The Independent’s Robert Fisk and Patrick Cockburn, two of the most acclaimed Middle East correspondents of our generation, examine the events of this regional tsunami that threatens to have an impact on our world for years to come.
By Jim Morin
#1 Amazon Best Seller! ─ Laugh Along With Jim Morin's Political Cartoons
Want to laugh and enjoy some of the best cartoons from a gifted creator of editorial cartoons and a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner (1996 and 2017)?
The Miami Herald's Jim Morin has created some of the best editorial cartoons in the business: Political cartoonists distill opinions about power and culture into art and commentary with the sharp points of their pens. How does an artist who has produced over the past 40 years some of the best cartoons among editorial cartoonists in the business generate the ideas for a relentless stream of sharp political and social commentary? During and after Election 2016, the remarkable artist's pen of Jim Morin produced a steady stream of Donald Trump cartoons that both delighted and infuriated followers, depending upon their side of the Donald Trump divide. This book of best cartoons by Jim Morin is both funny and poignant. It is a nostalgic journey through the last 40 years of the comedy and reality of our world.
Member of the exclusive club of Pulitzer Prize winners: Jim Morin has been the Miami Herald's internationally syndicated editorial cartoonist since 1978. He is the Pulitzer Prize winner for editorial cartooning in 1996 and 2017, and shared Pulitzer Prize winner status with the Miami Herald Editorial Board in 1983. In 2007, he won the prestigious Herblock Prize. He has covered eight U.S. presidents from Richard Nixon through Barack Obama, and Donald Trump as candidate and Donald Trump as the new president. Morin also is syndicated nationally and internationally by his own Morintoons Syndicate at http://www.jimmorin.com. Other books include Line of Fire: Political Cartoons by Jim Morin, Bushed, and Ambushed.
Editorial cartoons from a gifted artist: Upon awarding the prestigious Herblock Prize to Jim Morin in 2007, Harry Katz, the Herb Block Foundation curator, praised this two-time Pulitzer Prize winner for his "impressive, unrelenting barrage of cartoons and caricatures displaying artistry, courage and conviction." Morin should also be praised for his wit and timely wry sense of humor, which has been a staple of the Miami Herald since 1978. Jim Morin's World: 40 Years of Social Commentary From A Two-Time Pulitzer Prize-Winning Cartoonist is a collection of some of the best cartoons by this gifted artist and commentator on our times.
What do some of Jim Morin's peers say about him?
- "We’re lucky to have one of the very best, waiting with pen in hand to carve up the phonies, blowhards, crooks and hypocrites who make headlines. They might not want to end up in a Jim Morin cartoon, but they will." - Carl Hiaasen
- "Jim Morin has all the attributes of a first-rate cartoonist. He has a clear idea how he feels about issues and he wants you to know about it. He then expresses himself clearly and concisely in a manner that is both exciting and explorative." - Pat Oliphant
- "Jim Morin is one of the great under-appreciated cartoonists of the last quarter century." - The Comics Reporter
By MK Mueller
Get real, get healthy, get empowered with this time-tested approach to reaching your ideal weight
Time-tested sugar free diet plan for reaching you ideal weight and finding that feeling of high self-esteem: Why do most diets fail? Because mental preparation is the most important first step and the majority of diets simply call for calorie restriction and food changes without the essential mind body connection that ensures success.
The mind body connection: Author MK Mueller's journey to her ideal weight was 40 years in the making with a trail of unsuccessful diets in her wake. It is very much about the mind body connection. Her sugar free diet, tried and true methodology is based on an 8 step program that will help you reach your ideal weight goals. And, most importantly, stay there. With her encouragement and gentle guidance, you can let go of the burden of living life as a weight number and reclaim your self-esteem and personal power.
Transformation: MK Mueller's program is not about losing weight but "releasing" pounds that no longer serve you and hold you back by dragging you down and making you feel bad about yourself and vulnerable to health risks. Adjust your attitude first, then adjust the way you eat. MK Mueller's 8 steps to ideal weight will help you achieve your goals and motivate you to keep going. The 8 to Your Ideal Weight sugar free diet plan outlined in MK Mueller's breakthrough book will reshape your body. It offers you nothing less than transformation.
- Heal the root cause of overeating
- Restore your energy
- Reboot your life
By Glenn Garvin
#1 Best Seller in Crystals ─ Unlock Supernatural Power
If you like The Crystal Bible or Crystals for Healing, you'll cherish The Magic of Crystals and Gems
Practice Practical Magic: Did you know that wearing an amulet of green jade on an interview will help get the job? Have you heard that an amethyst ring can help break bad habits and even encourage sobriety? Anyone looking for love can place two pink quartz crystals in the bedroom; you’ll not be alone for long! These are just a few of the hundreds of secrets shared in The Magic of Crystals and Gems. Semi-precious stones and gems have long been known for their magic as well as their beauty. In this book of charms, readers learn everything there is to know about the powers of crystals from birthstone magic to gem divination to jewelry spells. This is a fun, entertaining, and enlightening book that will appeal to everyone who's ever worn a birthstone, kissed the ring of a lover for luck, or bought a crystal for good energy.
Learn Amazing Things About Crystals: The Magic of Crystals and Gems is a treasure chest filled with the ancient wisdom of crystals. It is also a handy how-to filled with little-known lore along with the myth, meanings and specific magical qualities of hundreds of crystals, both common and very rare, including many meteorites. Author Cerridwen Greenleaf shares secrets to how and why crystal balls work, scrying with obsidian, crystal astrology, divination, healing, psychism and connections between the stars in the sky and gems of the earth. This one-of-a-kind work on the power of crystals belongs on the bookshelf of everyone interested in the magical gifts of Mother Nature.
The Magic of Crystals and Gems is the definitive guide to the enchanted world of crystals and gems. After reading this book, you will understand:
- Which crystals are right for you
- How to unlock the mystery of sacred stones
- Ways to improve your life with changes as simple as putting new crystals in your room
- And much more!
By Hugh Prather
Find the Key to Happiness in Letting Go
Shed what weighs you down. From long-harbored guilt to deep-rooted prejudices, many of us bear the weight of harmful tendencies in our daily lives. Whether we realize it or not, these things are actively holding us back from the happiness we long to attain. In this inspirational book, minister and counselor Hugh Prather provides a guide for mental cleansing. It is only in ridding our minds of the fear and judgments we cling to that we open the door for happiness.
Embrace opportunities as they come. The more we hold on to, the less room we have to take on more. If our minds are clouded by negativity, then we aren’t facing each day with the openness that it deserves. By facing each moment with enthusiasm, we pave the path for positive thinking and make the most out of every opportunity that comes our way.
Practical exercises and lasting tools. Changing how we think takes practice. This is why Prather doesn’t just tell us that it’s important to let go—he shares with his readers simple steps for how to go about letting go of things that hold us back. Through learning from Prather’s shared experiences and adopting the practices he offers, we can find happiness, peace, and a chance at spiritual renewal.
Read a copy of Hugh Prather’s The Little Book of Letting Go today and discover…
- A simple 3-step process for letting go
- A 30-day plan for spiritual renewal
- Personal stories from Prather about his own journey
Readers of Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender, It’s All Under Control, The Art of Happiness, or Love is Letting Go of Fear will love The Little Book of Letting Go.