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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Wonderful Ways to Be a Stepparent

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In their practical and supportive book, Judy Ford and Anna Chase offer a helping hand and show how to transform a seemingly impossible situation into a relationship filled with love. "In the end," write the authors,"the labels mother, father, stepmother, stepfather matter less than the quality of our interactions with the young ones entrusted to our care."

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Animal Angels

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Animals can teach us a great deal about love and compassion. These true stories, following in the pawprints of Peaceful Kingdom: Random Acts of Kindness by Animals, are a testament to animals' courage, devotion, and selfless love and show us how their kindness can transform us in unexpected ways.
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Drama Queens

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An irreverent, intriguing, and masterfully researched romp through the lives of the hottest Hollywood vamps, producers, directors, critics, gossip columnists, stunt women, and allaround nonconformists of moviedom. From the sultry sirens of silent films to today's glamour goddesses, Drama Queens takes you on screen and off to capture the feuds, fetishes, and finest moments of Hollywood's most divine divas.

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Shortcuts to Bliss

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New edition publishing in March 2014 as Find Happuness Now.

The path to fulfillment in relationships, work, and spirituality is easy if you know the shortcuts. Bestselling author Jonathan Robinson provides clear, accessible, and proven "power tools" that take the labor out of self-help.

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Web of Life

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With great warmth and wisdom, award-winning journalist Richard Louv explores the delicate strands of our lives: family, friendship, community, nature, time, and spirit.

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Loose Cannons

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From princesses to prostitutes to movie stars and supermodels, plus a few radicals and racecar drivers, Loose Cannons showcases hundreds of female moversandshakers, including Oprah Winfrey, Maria Callas, Michelle Pfeifer, and Catherine the Great, at their chatty, catty, and deliciously subversive best.

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A Lifetime of Love

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A guidebook for continuing the journey of true love, featuring sixty-five "prescriptions" for lasting love. Whether you have just fallen in love or are celebrating your silver anniversary, A Lifetime of Love will show you how to have deeper intimacy, transcendent moments, and a wonderful soul connection.

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Learning Unlimited

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Create a Natural Learning Environment for Your Child

From the team that forever changed our view of how children learn, in their book How Your Child is Smart, comes a fundamental and intuitive prescription for natural learning right at home.

Natural learning starts at home. Anyone who spends time with young children recognizes their natural intelligence and resilient passion to learn. But as they try to meet the pressures and expectations of school, natural learning diminishes. Does it have to be that way? According to teachers Dawna Markova and Anne R. Powell, absolutely not. Whether a parent or educator, Learning Unlimited helps transform the homework hassle from a nightly struggle to an engaged learning initiative that uncovers the unique gifts of your child’s mind.

Learning from your child’s natural motivation. Filled with practical advice and compassionate support, this book is designed to honor your child’s innate intelligence with family engaged learning strategies. In Learning Unlimited, veteran teachers unveil how learning from homework can also function as a joint inquiry into your child’s special gifts. Designed for optimal parental involvement in education, this guide helps parents give children a competitive advantage by cultivating a life-long love of learning.

If you’re ready to take a step towards family engaged learning and have read The Gift of FailureThe Well-Trained Mind, or The Self-Driven Child, then you’ll love Learning Unlimited.

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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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Stopping

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Life Is A Race and With So Many Responsibilities It Can Feel Overwhelming

We are always on the go. Balancing work, family, friends, and everything in between is a routine of running and never stopping─a cycle that can be tiring. We forget the beauty of the smaller moments and sometimes we forget ourselves.

Stopping is a gift to yourself. Knowing when to breathe and regain a clearer vision of yourself and your surroundings helps give you a fresh perspective and an inner balance meant to help you feel in control of the bigger things.

Who are you? What are your true priorities? Your responsibilities may have taken over and are preventing you from living to your fullest potential. Dr. Kundtz gives you insights into key questions you should be asking.

Stop whatever you’re doing and enjoy the sunrise. Big things can grab your attention but don’t forget to turn around and find the serenity in stillness─the peace in a deep breath, and the happiness in remembering who you are.

With this valuable guide from bestselling author David Kundtz learn to:

  • Connect with the spiritual aspects of your life
  • Acknowledge when it becomes too much and take a step back
  • Use proper coping tactics to create healthier habits

If you enjoyed books like A New EarthThe Untethered Soul, or The Road Less Traveled then you’ll love Stopping: How to Be Still When You Have to Keep Going.

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Hell's Belles

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Bad seeds, belleslettres, rule breakers, shreiking violets, bar belles how could any collections of impudent sketches that celebrates and lampoons the American Southern bell go wrong? Most of the women on these pages are instantly recognizable. Among those whose exploits or imagination vaulted them to fame are writers Carson McCullers and Anne Rice; emancipator Harriet Tubman; actress and onetime town owner Kim Basinger; exblack Panther Angela Davis; 30's outlaw Bonnie Parker; and mascara maven Tammy Faye Baker. A few littleknowns and relative newcomers have elbowed their way on stage, too.

From Mama to Mammy, from Scarlett to Blanche, Hell's Bells (often exclaimed in mock piety and defining generations of Southern women) is hilarious and loving tribute to the famous and infamous females of ol' Dixie. This diverse collections features more than 200 womenaristocratic to poverty stricken, well-bred to illmannered, from Virginia to Texas (the heart of the Confederacy) who have one thing in common: a uniquely Southern take on life and a strength and a strength of character molded by their roots.

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Peaceful Kingdom

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In the tradition of the bestselling Random Acts of Kindness series, Peaceful Kingdom offers hundreds of touching true stories about the compassion of animals, as well as fascinating scientific facts about the inherent kindness of animals toward humans and one another. Also included are a resource guide to animal protection organizations and pet enthusiast groups worldwide, quotes from famous animal lovers, and suggestions on what we can do to give something back to both pets and wildlife.
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Soul Moments

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Synchronicity--the occurrence of meaningful coincidence--has fascinated scholars and ordinary folks alike for centuries. While Carl Jung and others have dealt with the theory of synchronicity, until now no one has highlighted the stories themselves. Phil Cousineau has put together a fascinating collection of these intriguing stories from wellknown authors such as Huston Smith and Larry Dossey, as well as people from many other walks of life. Borrowing examples from literature, poetry, myths, and movies such as Casablanca, Cousineau shows that synchronicity is an unfolding, a sudden connection to our soul and destiny. Recognizing these soul moments help us follow the thread of our lives and sense the invisible bonds that connect us.
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Open Mind

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An examination of the talents that people have and what makes them do what they do. The author suggests that everyone has the power to change the way they perceive themselves and others, and revolutionize the way they work, communicate and love, by investigating the learning triggers derived from six basic learning patterns. These patterns are all based on how we assimilate auditory, visual, and kinaesthetic information.

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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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The Practice of Kindness

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A course in kindness from the creators of Random Acts of Kindness, The Practice of Kindness is a compilation of inspiring meditations, affirmations, and true stories collected from the growing number of kindness experts in the world, including Princess Diana, Sogyal Rinpoche, Billy Graham, and a once homeless millionaire in Los Angeles whose life was transformed by an anonymous kindness.
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