How to Live in the World and Still Be Happy

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Your Go-to Guide for Finding Happiness

Life got you down? Discover the cure to gloomy days in this book—packed with wisdom and inspiration guaranteed to bring your smile back.

The obstacles to your happiness. There are a lot of things in life that we worry and stress about. Our jobs, relationships, and possessions are important to us, and because of that, we look to them for happiness. But when they ultimately disappoint us, they act as obstacles to attaining that very happiness we thought they would bring. In this motivational book, author Hugh Prather urges readers to let go of attitudes that hold us back from experiencing happiness.

How to live a happy life. When we recognize and address the obstacles in our lives, we open the door for happiness to come in. But it doesn’t happen without putting in the work. During his years of counseling, Prather learned and developed an actual program for being happy. Through following this program, and examining our own lives, we can learn how to actively work towards achieving the happiness we all long for.

In How to Live in the World and Still Be Happy learn:

  • How to find your happy life with the help of concrete exercises
  • About the obstacles that may be standing in your way
  • The benefits of an inspirational guide that you can return to again and again

If you enjoyed books like Resisting HappinessHow to Be Happy (Or at Least Less Sad)A Year of Positive Thinking, or Get Out of Your Own Way, then your next read should be How to Live in the World and Still Be Happy by Hugh Prather.

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Woman's Book of Confidence

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Affirmations and Meditations for Confidence

Women Empowerment. The Woman's Book of Confidence is a little book with a big message. We can reclaim our dreams, tap into our intuitive wisdom, and find the strength to live fearlessly each and every day. In dozens of short entries, author and psychotherapist Sue Patton Thoele offers meditations, affirmations, and true stories, including deeply personal, often humorous, revelatory stories of her own rocky path of personal growth.

Powerful Affirmations and Meditations. Confidence is not some big, abstract “out there” thing, accessible only to movie stars, brainiacs, and billionaires. It’s the stuff daily life is made of. Sue inspires and encourages us to find and grow our own confidence. Her collection of supportive meditations and affirmations will help you trust yourself emotionally and spiritually.

A Self-Help Book for Strong Women. Thoele is on a mission to help each and every woman uncover her own authentic self and tap into her wellspring of wisdom and self-confidence. Thoele offers practical tools and gentle guidance to help us become confident women, such as:

  • Weaving a safety net
  • Befriending our fears
  • Accepting what is

Readers of motivational and inspirational books for women like I've Been Thinking...Journey to the Heart, or Each Day a New Beginning will love The Woman's Book of Confidence.

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Love and Courage

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Reflections on the Struggles and Joys of Life

Our lives are full of ups and downs, and experiences that break us and fulfill us. Author, minister, radio talk show host, and counselor Hugh Prather explores the many facets of life and ponders the values of love, courage, and more.

Full of personal revelations. True to style, this book by Hugh Prather is packed with honest personal reflections and inspirational thoughts that provide insights into life. Prather records both his observations and sometimes startling personal revelations on his longings and commitments, his mistakes and anguish. By revealing his deepest thoughts from his diary, Prather welcomes us into a shared human experience and invites us to explore his perspective on life.

Simple yet profound, personal yet universal. Prather’s works comprise more than meaningful quotes—they ask us to question and explore our own thoughts on love and life. Their meaning is magnified because they not only inspire but change us. And, Prather’s unique ability to speak both personally and universally makes his wisdom accessible to all. Anyone seeking spiritual or emotional growth will find it in Prather's Love and Courage.

Learn more about:

  • The values of truth and justice, friendship and generosity, love and courage and how they work in our lives
  • Life experiences that have formed bestselling author Hugh Prather’s view of the world and our place in it
  • The beauty of life, even in the midst of struggles

If you enjoyed books like The Book of AwakeningWelcoming the Unwelcome, or Soul Keeping, then you’ll want to read Love and Courage.

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Food Men Love

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One of the best ways to enhance the quality of our lives is to treat ourselves to the foods we lovethe more often, the better Kitchen Goddess Margie Lapanja interviewed hundreds of men to compile this culinary collection of their favorite meals for a oneofakind cookbook filled with recipes, fascinating food trivia, and fun stories from the kitchen.

Whether a seasoned chef, a barbecuehappy bachelor, or a loving husband, men are taking up the tongs and giving the salad spinner a whirl in increasing numbers. Among the signature recipes of esteemed chefs and kitchen wizards, there are favorite feelgood feasts of superstars, sports heroes, luminaries, grill gurus, starving artists, burger kings, and every man in between. Included in Food Men Love is Tom Cruise's favorite Linguini dish, quarterback John Elway's Hamburger Soup, star chef Mario Batali's Bucatini all 'amatriciana, basketball legend Michael Jordan's 23 Peekytoe Crab Sandwich, and former Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir's Peanut Satay Sauce. Dishes are organized by course in chapters including: Warming Up His Appetite/ Playing with Fire: Seeking Thrills with the Grrrill/ Fowl Play/ and How Sweet It Is: Treat Him to His Just Desserts.

Food Men Love provides the recipes for some alltime favorites that are sure to warm the heart of anyone.

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I Will Not Die an Unlived Life

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It’s Never Too Late to Live Your Life

In the 1980s, Dr. Dawna Markova was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Here begins her path towards rediscovery.

Feeling lost? I Will Not Die an Unlived Life follows Dr. Markova’s journey to find deeper meaning in life. In her book she guides readers down a path where they can discover their value and purpose. When we feel lost, she points out, we can either continue to live habitual lives and resign our strength—or we can choose to follow our passions.

What is passion? It’s normal to feel stagnant, to be at a loss for energy. Dr. Markova reconceptualises feeling lost as a period of passion's rest. With this, she asks questions that challenge us to slow down and have more conversations with ourselves.

How to find yourself again. Poetic and inspiring, I Will Not Die an Unlived Life is a collection of stories with meaning. Following Dr. Markova's own journey at making her life matter, she offers readers insight into how to:

  • Find personal balance
  • Reclaim passion and purpose in life
  • Focus attention and awareness on the present moment

If you enjoyed classic beach gifts like Gift from the Sea, or books like The Book of AwakeningLet Your Life SpeakHallelujah Anyway or The Open Mind, then I Will Not Die an Unlived Life is your next read!

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Spiritual Notes to Myself

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A Guide to Deeper Spirituality

A follow-up to the classic, Notes to Myself. As an author, minister, and counselor, Hugh Prather had extensive experience sharing wisdom on worldly (and other-worldly) topics. His book, Notes to Myself, offers a treasury of thoughtful and eye-opening insights and reminders. And this spiritual-themed follow-up book masterfully accomplishes the same goal of guiding readers to greater awareness.

A modern Book of Proverbs. Throughout the book, Prather offers countless tidbits of wisdom. Each line is packed with powerful insight and inspiration that is sure to leave a lasting impact on readers. Though his words are written as “notes-to-self,” Prather’s gaze looks to and reflects on the outside world, and so he draws us all into his thoughts. Through this inner dialogue, we see the world more clearly.

Essential guide for your spiritual journey. Journeys are made easier when we have a guide. This book fills that role for readers on their own journey toward spirituality. Spiritual growth can be a slow but rewarding process if we devote the time to it. Prather’s words throughout this spiritual book remind us that we are not alone on our journey, and that it is through realizing our oneness with all living things that we find our way.

Check out Spiritual Notes to Myself, one of Hugh Prather’s classics, and find…

  • A simple, easy-to-read guide for greater spiritual and self-awareness
  • Powerful words of wisdom on each page
  • A resource to return to again and again in your spiritual journey

Readers of books such as A Path with HeartLife of the BelovedBeholding and Becoming, and Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Realitywill enjoy Hugh Prather’s Spiritual Notes to Myself.

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Women of the Beat Generation

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An anthology of the lives, writings and secrets of the women of the Beat Generation, this book contains biographies poetry and prose by Hettie Jones, Joyce Johnson, Ruth Weiss, Jan Kerouac, and others. It contains commentary by American poet of the year Anne Waldman and Allen Ginsberg.
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The Natural Artistry of Dreams

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Drawing on concepts from Carl Jung, the I Ching, psychological theorists, and Aboriginal and Native American religions, psychologist and artist Dr. Jill Mellick offers enjoyable and easy techniques for harnessing the creativity of dreams.

Includes dream processes such as journaling, poetry, and painting along with many other techniques for using dreams to break through creative blocks and personal barriers.

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Wild Women in the Kitchen

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Not Your Typical Betty Crocker Cookbook

Feminism meets cooking in this addition to the Wild Woman series, pairing recipes by famous female chefs Lynett Rohrer and Nicole Alper with food trivia, stories, and quotes by women.

So you think a woman’s place is in the kitchen. With Betty Drapers and “make me a sandwich” mantras, it’s easy to forget that women have been cooking up a storm for quite some time. Catherine de’Medici was the Johnny Appleseed of Italian food. Nancy Hart shot a Royalist soldier for barging in and interrupting dinner. Turns out, these women really can take the heat. Maybe it’s best to stay out of their kitchen.

Unconventional females and unconditionally good food. Part cookbook, and part women’s history, Wild Women in the Kitchen features 101 recipes to complement the culinary contributions of famous females. With starter recipes curated specifically to these tough cookies, this book replaces female stereotypes with empowering, historical context. Inside, learn about Cleopatra's orgiastic oysters and:

  • Break bread with Golda Meir
  • Serve cucumber sandwiches in Natalie Barney’s Parisian salon
  • Bring over Canard a l’orange like Catherine de’Medici

If you’re in need of a feminist cookbook, and enjoyed reads like The Little House CookbookWomen's Libation!The Little Women Cookbook, or A Woman's Place; then you’ll savor Wild Women in the Kitchen.

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Weddings from the Heart

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Planning the Wedding YOU Want

At the heart of a wedding is a relationship—and that is what the ceremony should reflect in every way. Your wedding should be as unique and special as your love is. If you want to plan an unforgettable day, start with the heart.

This is your day. When you’re planning your marriage ceremony, it can feel like the to-dos and checklists are endless. There’s always more you could be doing, more you could be planning and organizing. But at the end of the day, it’s about you and your relationship. It’s not about impressing people with your perfectly iced cake or your breathtaking venue, it’s about honoring your love. This means crafting a ceremony that reflects your relationship and is as unique and special as your bond is. Don’t lose the spirit of the day by getting overwhelmed by details that may not matter to you.

It’s the essence that matters. Your wedding day isn’t meant to be a social event. It’s meant to be an emotional experience and an expression of your love. Relationship expert and “love doctor” Daphne Rose Kingma is here to help you plan a day that is a deeply moving experience—one that you won’t even need photographs to remember (but of course, they’re still nice to have!). She reminds us that it’s the essence of the ceremony that matters. And this comes from the words that are exchanged in your wedding vows, the atmosphere you create, and the love generated through each special moment. Whether you want a traditional wedding or a contemporary ceremony, there is a way to celebrate the day that is true to you.

Open this book up and find:

  • Five different types of ceremonies you can use
  • Inspiration and examples of vows
  • Worksheets to guide you through creating a personalized wedding day

Readers of books like A Practical Wedding PlannerThe Bride’s Instruction ManualLove Poems, and The Knot Yours Truly will love Kingma’s Weddings from the Heart.

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