Laugh and Learn with These Life Lessons
Insights from a veteran psychologist: Dr. David Levy is a media consultant who has appeared on over 70 television and radio broadcasts, from CNN to National Geographic, to provide psychological perspectives on current events. His previous works have been published internationally, many of them becoming bestsellers. In this book, Levy approaches readers on a more personal level but carries the same expertise that he’s shared with viewers and listeners worldwide.
Valuable life lessons: Levy’s book takes a different approach than others in the self-help genre. Rather than being instructional, Levy shares bits of wisdom through telling his own stories. In other words, he offers life lessons without lecturing or preaching. Written in a style that is engaging and humorous, readers will find relatable truths in Levy’s uplifting stories and wise advice.
A journey to wisdom: The path to living a smarter lifestyle is not always smooth. Levy encourages readers to embrace all the feelings his book may bring out as they read his stories, from laughing to wincing, and learning along the way. Discover the power of positive thinking as Levy shares a lifetime journey of personal reflections, growth, and wisdom.
Dive into Dr. David Levy’s latest book, Life Is a 4-Letter Word, and find…
- 40 autobiographical essays, each one containing a relatable and applicable life lesson
- A unique source of both humor and inspiration that reassures readers that life is good
- A self-help book for men and women from a published professional in psychology
If books such as You are a Badass, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F—, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, and Sometimes You Win—Sometimes You Learn have interested you, then Life Is a 4-Letter Word should be your next read!
Dawna Markova followed her precious grandmother 's footsteps to become a midwife, but rather than babies, she helps birth possibilities within and between people. She has lived many incarnations in the past seven decades as a teacher, psychotherapist, researcher, executive advisor, organizational fairy godmother and author. In her newest inspiring and evocative book, she braids together stories drawn from her grandmother’s wisdom, her own life challenges and from the thousands of people with whom she has worked.
An inspirational speaker, writer, and researcher, Dawna is the CEO emeritus of Professional Thinking Partners, an organization that teaches collaborative thinking to CEOs and senior executives around the world. She has served as a senior affiliate of the Organizational Learning Center at MIT, and a consultant member of the Society for Organizational Learning and has received a Vision to Action award for her work originating the Random Acts of Kindness movement, the Foster Grandparenting and Peer Counseling programs, and the World Wide Women's Web.
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By Kate Allan
#1 New Release in Anxiety, Phobias, Mood Disorders, Stress Management, Depression, and Religious & Inspirational ─ A Lesson in Self-Acceptance from Affirming Animals
From the author of the bestselling book, You Can Do All Things
Step into a state of mindfulness: Depression and anxiety are topics that can be uncomfortable to talk about, but that doesn’t mean they should be avoided. If anything, it means we need to be more aware and have more conversations about them. With the help of her adorable illustrations, art blogger Kate Allan (known through her remarkably popular Tumblr blog as “The Latest Kate”) urges us to be mindful of our mentality.
Work through anxiety and depression with the help of enlightening words: Allan, who suffers from anxiety and depression herself, understands what it’s like to deal with feelings that are difficult to fight through. In this book, she provides the personal kind of encouragement that she herself needs to hear. These encouraging words, along with writing prompts, can help readers sort through and express their feelings.
Practice self-love through self-care: Kate Allan’s creative journal meets us where we are—in the midst of the feelings that say we’re not enough, we can’t handle this life, we won’t make it. Her whimsical art and simple words lift trampled spirits and combat thoughts that lead us to believe our weirdness makes us weak. Young and old, we are encouraged to love ourselves exactly as we are.
In this collection of affirming illustrations, It’s Your Weirdness That Makes You Wonderful, you will find:
- A source of colorful and creative validation and affirmations for the struggles you face and the feelings of depression that may accompany them
- Anxiety-reducing visual art and journaling prompts to better understand and process your mental health
- Support animals in book-form that come along with you wherever you need them!
Readers of Made Out of Stars, My Friend Fear, Start Where You Are, and You’re Weird will find further comfort and healing in Kate Allan’s It’s Your Weirdness That Makes You Wonderful.
Connecting with the Universe and Your Own Deepest Desires
Open a conversation with the world around you: We have the ability to be in open communication with the Universe, the loving energy behind all creation. But do we listen to what the Universe has to say? Do we use our own voices to speak back? Artist-photographer, popular radio host, and blogger Melisa Caprio helps us enter into deep conversation with the Universe through combining creative visualization with the power of intention.
Identify the desires of your heart: Too often we are so caught up in daily life that we don’t stop and ask ourselves what we truly desire. While it is tempting to stay in our comfort zone, our heart longs for more than the mundane. It desires manifestation. Caprio is here to foster that state of mindfulness and spirituality through photography, postcard art, written messages, and affirmations from others who are living their greatest desires.
Harness your own spiritual power: Creators, mystics, artists, and spiritualists will find representation and inspiration in this book. Likewise, those who have been putting their dreams on hold or who are dissatisfied with the status quo will find this book to be a visual guide to attaining the creativity they long for in their lives. Each of us possesses the power to bend the ear of the Universe and share what it is we want most.
Postcards to the Universe: Harness the Universe’s Power and Manifest Your Dreams, a self-help book designed to foster personal and spiritual development, will help you:
- Put mind over matter and pursue your deepest desires
- Form an active and poignant relationship with the Universe
- Reach your full potential and feel empowered to live an inspired and successful life
If books such as The Universe Has Your Back, Becoming Supernatural, and Mind to Matter have spoken to you, then you’ll love Melisa Caprio’s Postcards to the Universe.
#1 New Release in Forensic Psychology — Serial Killer? Your Neighbor, Friend, Even Your Spouse?
Serial killers: Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, and Jeffrey Dahmer are often the first names that spring to mind. Many people assume serial killers are primarily an American phenomenon that came about in the latter part of the twentieth century. But such assumptions are far from the truth. Serial killers have been around for a very long time and can be found in every corner of the globe—and they’re not just limited to the male gender either. Some of these predators have been caught and brought to justice whereas others have never been found, let alone identified. Serial killers can be anywhere. And scarier still, they can be anyone.
Edited by acclaimed author and anthologist Mitzi Szereto, The Best New True Crime Stories: Serial Killersreveals all-new accounts of true crime serial killers from the contemporary to the historic. The international list of contributors includes award-winning crime writers, true-crime podcasters, journalists, and experts in the dark crimes field such as Martin Edwards, Lee Mellor, Danuta Kot, Craig Pittman, Richard O Jones, Marcie Rendon, Mike Browne, and Vicki Hendricks.
If you are a fan of true crime books such as I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, Mindhunter, The Devil in the White City, or Peter Vronsky’s Sons of Cain; you will want to read Mitzi Szereto’s The Best New True Crime Stories: Serial Killers. This book will leave you wondering if it’s ever really possible to know who’s behind the mask you’re allowed to see.
A Glimpse Behind the Facade of Success
In The Illusion of Invincibility, Paul Williams and Andreas Krebs take a no-punches-held look at the stories we tell ourselves about business success. The rags-to-riches tale is tempting, but we don’t have to search far to see that most organizations rise for a time, only to experience a dramatic fall from grace. Just look at some of the companies that used to be household names: Nokia, AOL, Pan Am, Woolworth and Blockbuster.
Move from good to great. You’ll learn the secrets to clear-eyed, value-driven leadership with stories from top managers from international companies, major family businesses, start-ups, consulting firms, the public sector, and NGOs. They offer lessons on how to be a successful and reflective boss in an age of digitization and disruption. Each chapter includes a “stress test” to help you to take an honest look at your own organization and yourself.
Can leaders today be inspired by the Incas? You may be surprised. When the authors added a few days to a business trip to Peru, instead of relaxing, they found themselves exploring one of the greatest civilizations in human history...with unexpected lessons about successful businesses and great leadership.
The Illusion of Invincibility examines the why of success and failure. It’s a smart, funny, and radical look at how to build and sustain a great organization, inspired by those who have done it well...in today’s world and five hundred years ago.
By Camille DeAngelis
By Ronnie Walter
Thankful Thinking for 5 Minutes a Day
A daily dose of humor and heart. Find inspiration through writing prompts and quotes in this gratitude journal by bestselling author Ronnie Walter. The creator of a coloring series dedicated to stress relief and fun (The Coloring Café®), Ronnie brings over twenty years of successful illustrating and writing to this daily journal dedicated to personal growth and happiness.
Exercise gratitude each day. Whether it comes at the start of our day or the end, making time to think about what we’re grateful for is beneficial in many ways. Practicing an attitude of gratitude strengthens our spirit and quiets our mind, even if just for a moment. It provides the peace and zen we long for and need in the midst of busy days and packed schedules.
Move forward to a happier and more meaningful life. Journaling is a form of self-care because it encourages us to check in with ourselves and examine our thoughts and feelings on a deeper level. By using this 5-minute journal to record things we’re grateful for, spot meaningful intentions, and celebrate tiny victories, we create a space to grow in gratitude for what we have and see better who we want to be.
Harness your “Thank You Power” in just 5 minutes with the help of Ronnie Walter’s Gratitude with Attitude journal. Dive into it each day and find:
- Ideas for connecting to your sense of abundance and wellbeing
- Ways to express your creativity and imagination
- Inspiration for deepening your connection to spirituality
Be sure to pick up Gratitude with Attitude if you’ve enjoyed other titles such as Good Days Start With Gratitude, Zen as F*ck: A Journal for Practicing the Mindful Art of Not Giving a Sh*t, and The One-Minute Gratitude Journal.
By Sean Covey
La Formule du Succès à l’Université
Gagnez en aptitudes aux études et à la vie quotidienne. Quel que soit votre âge, les premiers temps à la fac peuvent être vécus comme un choc. Soudain, la vie devient bien plus complexe, surtout si vous avez un boulot, une famille et des problèmes d’argent. Ce livre révèle les aptitudes, les outils, et la mentalité nécessaires à la réussite des étudiants universitaires.
Des conseils détaillés. Pour réussir à la fac, vous avez besoin de deux types de compétences : des compétences scolaires et des compétences personnelles. En découvrant à la fois la valeur des aptitudes à l’étude et à la vie quotidienne, les étudiants arriveront à mieux établir et accomplir une vision pour leur éducation et leur réussite.
Améliorez votre expérience universitaire en général. Ce livre sert de guide éducatif et de manuel de développement personnel pour toute personne à l’université ou sur le point d’y entrer. Découvrez:
- Une meilleure participation en classe et dans les études et une motivation à demeurer à l’université.
- Un progrès dans les aptitudes essentielles telles que la gestion financière, l’atteinte des objectifs, la résolution de conflits, la santé et le mieux-être.
- Comment adopter des habitudes essentielles, telles que la « Proactivité » et « La Pensée Gagnant-Gagnant », chapitre après chapitre.
Si d’autres livres-guides pour l’université vous ont intéressés, tels que 30 jours pour trouver ma voie et vivre mes rêves d’Isabelle Servant et Je déchire au collège de David Alfroy et Cécile Sauvan, alors Les 7 Habitudes des étudiants qui réussissent devrait être le prochain dans votre liste de lecture!
Jetez aussi un coup d'œil à ces autres titres fantastiques de Franklin Covey: Les 7 Habitudes de deux qui réalisent tout ce qu’ils entreprennent et Les 7 Habitudes des ados bien dans leur peau.
By Sean Covey
A Guide for College Success
A step-by-step advice eBook: Written by author, speaker, and innovator, Sean Covey, this guide for college students lays out a detailed path to success. As President of FranklinCovey Education, Covey has long been dedicated to transforming education. In this step-by-step book, Covey shares how to establish habits that lead to a more effective learning experience.
Gain academic and life skills: Studying and retention skills are incredibly beneficial to student life, but so are essential life skills such as communication and time management. By discovering the value in both academic and life skills, students can better establish and accomplish a vision for their education and success.
Improve your overall college experience: This book functions as an educational guide and self-help book for anyone in or approaching college. It provides students with the skills, tools, and mindset they need to succeed, and in this way, can help resolve anything from roommate issues to struggles with difficult classes.
Strengthen your learning today with the help of Sean Covey in Navigating College With the 7 Habits and discover:
- Enhanced engagement in class and studies and motivation to stay in school
- Progress in gaining critical skills like money management, goal achievement, conflict resolution, and health and wellness
- Ways to adopt essential habits, such as “Be Proactive” and “Think Win-Win,” chapter by chapter
If other college guide books have interested you such as On Course: Strategies for Creating Success in College and in Life, The Naked Roommate, or The Freshman Survival Guide, then Navigating College With the 7 Habits should be your next read!
Be sure to check out these other great FranklinCovey titles: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers.
#1 New Release in Scuba Travel Guides ─ The Definitive Guide to Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Palm Beach
For Lonely Planet fans comes a unique and essential scuba, snorkel, and surf travel guide.
A great Florida travel book: The ultimate guide for beach and marine activities in Palm Beach. The detailed descriptions and illustrations of beaches, coral reefs, shipwrecks, and other dive spots are ideal for divers, snorkelers and surfers. This guidebook will help anyone wanting to make the most of their time in the city and in the water.
Detailed descriptions and map art: Reef Smart catalogues the beaches, surf spots, and dive and snorkel sites in Palm Beach. With the help of Reef Smart’s unique 3D-mapping technology, learn all you need to know about the regions' top dive and snorkel sites. These maps provide useful information such as depths, currents, waves, suggested routes, potential hazards, unique structures and species information.
Don’t go diving without it: This indispensable resource will help you plan and execute dives without a hitch. Make sure to pack this guidebook with the rest of your scuba gear.
This guidebook provides:
- The best locations for diving, snorkeling and surfing, and how to access them
- Detailed 3D maps, graphics and information to help you plan your time in and out of the water
- Species guide to help you identify and understand the marine creatures you’ll encounter in Palm Beach and its surrounding areas
- And much more!
A unique and comprehensive SCUBA diving book. Also look for Reef Smart Guides Florida: Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach and Deerfield Beach; Reef Smart Guides Barbados; and the best selling Reef Smart Guides Bonaire.
A Florida Mystery Twenty Years in the Making
If you liked The Trespasser by Tana French, The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen, or New Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton, you’ll love The Miracle of St. Lazarus.
Miami, Florida 1992: A few weeks after Hurricane Andrew wreaks devastation and havoc across South Florida, a father and his infant daughter crash their car into a canal. The man’s body is recovered, but his baby girl is never found.
Twenty-three years later: After reports of alleged sightings of the girl, the case is reopened by police. Detective Maria Duquesne has been assigned to the case, but she has very little in the way of clues. Is it really possible that the girl has not died? Or is this simply the persistence of a desperate mother who will not accept the death of her daughter?
A cozy mystery with a unique lens: Author Uva de Aragón provides a multifaceted portrait of the Latino communities of Miami and Hialeah, creating an exciting thriller that will appeal to readers who enjoy mysteries with female sleuths.
Uva de Aragón has published a dozen books of essays, poetry, short stories, and the novel Memoria del Silencio, which is now offered in its first translation into English. Some of her short stories and a play have also been translated and appear in textbooks and anthologies such as The Voice of the Turtle, Cuba: A Traveler's Literary Companion, Cubana, and Cuban-American Theater. The Miracle of St. Lazarus is the newest soon-to-be bestseller in her incredible literary career.