Practice Random Acts of Kindness

A Course in Compassion

From the creators of the Random Acts of Kindness series comes this practical guide to kindness. Full of inspiring meditations, affirmations, and true stories, this book acts as a guide to creating real change in our world through acts of kindness.

Join the kindness revolution. All over the nation and beyond, people are realizing the power of kindness. With one act, you can change someone’s day—and make the world a better place. It doesn’t take much to offer kind words or deeds to someone, but it can change the whole course of their day. When we participate in random acts of kindness, we join the movement of building a better future. This book by the editors of the Random Acts of Kindness series, with a foreword by Rabbi Harold Kushner, presents readers with a motivational guide to living out kindness each day of our lives.

Inspirational stories and simple suggestions. From the wake of Hurricane Katrina to the tragedy of the tsunami to troops in Iraq performing acts of daily compassion, this book highlights the ways in which people are working towards creating a more benevolent world. It demonstrates the weight that a single act of compassion can have and how powerful our actions can be when we all join together. In addition to inspiring true stories, this “course in compassion” includes meditations, affirmations, and suggestions for how you can go out and make a difference. Filled with practical wisdom and motivational quotes, this book is your go-to guide for turning the kindness spark into a flame. Learn more about:

  • How to practice random acts of kindness
  • The impact that compassion has on our world
  • Stories of kindness changing people’s lives

If you’ve read books like Chicken Soup for the SoulThe Power of KindnessGo Be KindHow Can I Help?, or A Year of Positive Thinking, you’ll love Practice Random Acts of Kindness.

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All We Have Is All We Need

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Practice Simple Yet Effective Meditation

We all need a dose of inspiration to get us through hard times. All We Have Is All We Need reminds you that you’ll survive and thrive with simple steps and mindful meditations.

When was the last time you felt peaceful? In All We Have Is All We Need, Karen Casey's classic and simple wisdom is condensed into one and two sentence statements. Her concise teachings will help turn you away from trouble, chaos, and drama and toward peace in your everyday life.

When we find ourselves in turmoil we cannot concentrate. When faced with what seem like calamities, what we need is a simple but true message to hold on to. And, at other times, when crises don't loom quite so large, we can still find comfort in going back to the basics.

This isn’t your average meditative teacher. Karen Casey is the founding mother of daily meditation books for women, and a 12-step recovery workshop facilitator with over forty published titles in over ten different languages. In All We Have Is All We Need she offers something different and unique. Her simple yet profound statements will help you:

  • Reframe your thinking
  • Practice positive affirmations
  • Find inner peace

If you enjoyed books like Make Your BedThe Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown, or Untamed, then you’ll love Karen Casey's All We Have Is All We Need.

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The Woman's Book of Spirit

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Take An Authentic Look Within Yourself

When the Divine Feminine instructed Sue Patton Thoele to "pour water on my women," Thoele set about writing a book to provide women with spiritual sustenance for every area of their lives.

The Woman’s Book of Spirit is Thoele’s take on what it’s like to have the best intentions in the world and blow it—and not just once. It’s a book that asks us to meditate on a series of anecdotes and stories that touch on intimate portrayals of everyday living, from knowing how to receive love to handling grief.

Nourishment for the soul’s journey. Each daily reflection in this book evokes a nourishing and motivational sense of self that empowers and heals, so that you may move forward in your journey.

The Woman’s Book of Spirit:

  • Is written in a series of short meditations that allows you to connect more deeply to yourself
  • Contains the meaning behind “the Sacred Feminine Voice” that teaches you how to heal your wounds
  • Includes quotes from distinguished women to revitalize your heart

If you felt empowered by books like Journey to the HeartThe Confident Woman Devotional, or The Gifts of Imperfection, then you will find The Woman’s Book of Spirit to be a new guide to spiritual living.

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Moments in Between

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A Daily Dose of Mindfulness and Meditations to Remind You to Breathe

A companion that steps in when life moves too fast. Moments in Between reminds you to stop and practice reflection on both yourself and the world around you.

Moments In Between is a book of meditations, reflections, and wise guidance that reminds you that the "spaces in between" the big events of our lives aren't meant to be forgotten, or worse, fill us with anxiety. They’re to be taken in a stride, appreciated, and reflected on. Filled with the purpose of helping you achieve your highest state of mind, this meditative guide includes:

  • Inspirational quotes to shift your perspective
  • Daily reflections that help you appreciate the little things
  • Motivational guidance on living your best life

Learn to Take Five or Ten. Take the moments in between tasks in a busy morning, at the end of the day, as evening falls. Learn to become fully awake and remember who you are. Allow the important things in life to come back into focus and foster the potential you possess.

If you enjoyed meditative books like The Seven Spiritual Laws of SuccessThe Untethered Soul, or A New Earth, then you’ll love Moments in Between.

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Wild Women and Books

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Celebrate Famous Women in History

Learn all about the little-known history of the most impactful and revered female authors in this book by best-selling author Brenda Knight. In Wild Women and Books, dive deeper into the lives and inspirations behind iconic feminists and some of the most famous women in history.

Gain inspiration from these feminist stories. As a celebration of perhaps the most revered and radical women writers, best-selling author Brenda Knight brings more than one hundred female authors to life for those looking for inspiration. In chapters such as “Literary First Ladies,” “Ink in Their Veins,” “Banned, Blacklisted, and Arrested,” and so many others, these women and their tumultuous and admirable paths to literary expression make up the most inspiring and unique gift for women looking to make a difference in their day-to-day lives.

One of the best gifts ideas for women in your life. From religious transcribers and political dissidents to erotic playwrights and romantic poets, Wild Women and Books leaves no subject and literary form untouched. This feminist book honors those women whose pens pioneered, persevered, and proved that the female voice is brilliant.

In Wild Women and Books, discover:

  • Some of the most famous women in history
  • The first recorded writer, Enheduanna of Sumeria
  • The stories of critically acclaimed female authors, such as the iconic Toni Morrison
  • And so much more!

If you found inspiration in feminist books like Monster, She Wrote; Women of Means; or The Consequences of Feminism, you’ll love Wild Women and Books!

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365 Energy Boosters

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In 365 Energy Boosters, Seton and Kornblatt provide us with a daily guide for putting an end to the madness, embracing a new and improved life experience, and getting a big dose of energy to boot. You'll find energizing one-minute exercises and foods for a quick pick-me-up and learn ways to track your natural energy cycles, get organized, sleep better, and wake yourself up whenever your energy takes a nosedive.
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Simple Pleasures of the Kitchen

The kitchen really is the heart of the home. It's the first place family and friends gather, not only to prepare and eat food, but to chat, sip tea, snack on home-baked cookies, unwind after a tough day, and reconnect with loved ones.

The latest in the Simple Pleasures series of books, Simple Pleasures of the Kitchen captures the essence of the kitchen. It offers a cornucopia of recipes, food-based crafts, and family activities, as well as stories from kitchens around the world. Simple Pleasures of the Kitchen is a book—and a gift—sure to warm anyone's heart, no matter what the weather.

Organized by season, the book offers:

  • Spring Flings
  • The Savor of Summer
  • Autumn's Abundance
  • Cozying Up in Winter

Susannah Seton's Simple Pleasures books continually delight readers with their down-home, heart-warming recipes, crafts, and activities that bring the whole family together.

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Nothing's Wrong

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Too many guys of all ages have only about half the information they need to live successful professional and personal lives. Most men are terrific with their thinking halfthe part that deals with facts, figures, and information. Nothing's Wrong helps men find the half that's missingthe emotional half.

Men have long been conditioned to conceal a full range of emotions, including sadness, anxiety, and worry. Author David Kundtz shows men how to identify and express whatever they're feeling in a healthy way and to learn to be comfortable with the feelings of others. He provides the tools and language with which men can access and express deep, vibrant, emotional lives. Written for males, from teenagers to grandfathers, Nothing's Wrong liberates men so that their jobs and relationships can flourish and they can find new, lasting success in life, in the ways that really count.

Kundtz helps men become skilled and confident with the emotional part of life with a variety of stories, simpletodo exercises, and a threestep, daily practice for emotional fitness:

  1. 1. Notice the feeling and stay with it.
  2. 2. Name the feeling.
  3. 3. Express the feeling to the outside world.

Written in a matteroffact, nontouchyfeely style, Nothing's Wrong helps men manage their feelings to build rich, emotional lives and find more satisfying relationships, improved health, and successful careers. Try itthe results can be amazing

Here's a book that truly acknowledges the bewildering effects strong emotions have on men and how men can learn to deal with them. Its plain language and examples are far from the touchyfeely tone of so many other titles in this category.

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Coincidence or Destiny?

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The pricking anticipation of a phone call seconds before ringing, the premonition dream of birth exactly nine months before, the chance meeting that opens a new career path, the eerie realization of a loved one's death half a world away . . . From Jung to Einstein, across boundaries of culture and time, people have recognized the potential for synchronicity to reveal a hidden order to seeming random events, and to offer a glimpse of one's destiny.

In Coincidence or Destiny?, bestselling author Phil Cousineau shares more than eighty stories of coincidence, some simple, and some so extraordinary they challenge our belief system. Coincidence or Destiny? threads together what the author calls "sly winks of fate" from ordinary individuals around the world, to well-known scholars such as Larry Dossey and Huston Smith to famous movies such as Casablanca, each story demonstrates how meaningful coincidences can profoundly change and guide people's lives.

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Simple Pleasures of the Home

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Simple Pleasures Series

"Home," writes Susannah Seton. "There are few words that carry such potent feelings. It's the place where we can let down our hair, loosen our clothes, put our feet up. It's where those we love most share in the ordinariness and extraordinariness of our days. It's the place many of us spend lifetimes trying to get back to. As the proverb goes, it's where our hearts are. Simple Pleasures of the Home is for everyone who has the nesting impulse from passionate and accomplished home decorators to anyone who simply enjoys domestic downtime. Organized room by room, the book includes dozens of simple activities for bringing the family together, creative ideas for pampering yourself and loved ones, easy-to-follow instructions for making aromatherapy products, tips for candlemaking, and comfortfood recipes As the proverb goes, it's where our hearts are."

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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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365 Simple Pleasures

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365 Days of Self-Care Strategies

Aim to be the best version of yourself year round with daily arts and crafts, recipes, and pampering ideas.

Seasonal self-care. 365 Simple Pleasures makes it easier than ever to take care of yourself throughout the year. As the seasons change, so do these self-care ideas. Whether installing a low maintenance cactus garden in the summer or crafting scented candles for the holidays, these self-care activities take good care of the mind, body, and soul.

Self-care made easy. Along with easy, daily activities, author Susannah Seton explains why we enjoy each of these simple pleasures and why simple joys really do go a long way. Inside, find self-care tips and learn how to:

  • Release stress with lavender and rosemary crafts
  • Pamper yourself with a DIY spa day
  • Bake comfort foods like bread and maple candy

If you enjoyed books like The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-CareThe Self Care Prescription, or The Spirit Almanac, you’ll love 365 Simple Pleasures.  

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A World Treasury of Riddles

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Mythologist and adventurer Phil Cousineau theorizes that riddles are proverbs turned into questions. He believes telling riddles is a lost folk art. This eclectic collection of brain twisters from Leonardo da Vinci to Lewis Carroll is designed to bring the practice back to the living room. Cousineau invites readers into the peripatetic, poetic, and sweet language of riddles
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Giving Heart

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Gratitude and generosity go hand in handthe more we appreciate our lives, the more we want to give to others. In A Grateful Heart, M. J. Ryan provided tools for expressing thanks. In the bestselling Attitudes of Gratitude, she taught us the inner work of realizing the many blessings we take for granted. Now, in The Giving Heart, she presents her latest examination of the virtues we need to cultivate for the twentyfirst century and takes a look at generosity: what creates it, what blocks it, and what the practice of generosity can bring to our lives.

In a series of short, heartfelt essays, Ryan encourages us all to stop living from what she calls "the ledger sheet mentality" of obligatory gifting, and to begin giving from the overflow of a loving heart. She asks readers to consider where and how they are stingy as well as where they are meant to give, and to contemplate all the types of possible generosity, because the giving of time, energy, kind words, loving gestures, and forgiveness may ultimately matter more than any amount of money.

In her downtoearth, accessible style, Ryan takes us to the heart of what it means to truly give, and what that giving can do not only for the recipient, but for ourselves, as well.

As the current economic boom brings attention to altruism and "giving back" The Giving Heart shows us how to experience joy, peace, and fulfillment when we live from a place of generosity.

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Simple Pleasures for the Holidays

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Simple Pleasures

According to the Trends Research Institute, simplicity will be the social movement of the next ten years. Sure to benefit from this is the holiday season, which is more stressful than satisfying for many people. In her fourth Simple Pleasures book, author Susannah Seton shows how to find true satisfaction in the holidays by making them less expensive, less frantic, and more meaningful. Simple Pleasures for the Holidays takes an expansive approach, covering Halloween, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Chinese New Year, Hanukkah, the Mexican Day of the Dead, and Irish and Islamic holidays. The premise is that shared experience is what people value most, and the book itself a collage of inspirational stories from people around the world along with recipes, crafts, and suggestions for communal fun embodies this.

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Christian Acts of Kindness

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Inspirational Stories of Everyday Kindness

A simple message with profound meaning. Small kindnesses can make a great impact. The stories in this book, collected by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, emphasize just how meaningful and powerful kind acts can be. They can be seemingly small gestures, but often their influence on those who are the recipients of the kindness go deeper than we ever see.

Heartwarming stories. This Christian book contains numerous, beautiful stories of Christ-like, selfless love. They are examples of ways that each and every one of us can take the challenge to spread kindness intentionally and apply it to our everyday lives. Even an act as simple as shoveling a driveway can go a long way in making a difference in someone’s life.

Living out Christ’s teachings. Love and kindness are at the heart of Christianity. We are called to live a life devoted to compassion, one that fulfills the Christian credo to love your neighbour as yourself. This means looking outside ourselves each day to see how we can demonstrate that love for others, just as the people in this inspirational book have done.

Read Christian Acts of Kindness and discover…

  • A lesson in love from people living out kindness
  • Stories sure to motivate and inspire you to find ways to spread kindness in your daily life
  • Proof of the power that a small act of compassion can bring

Readers of books such as Chicken Soup for the SoulRadical Kindness; and Everybody, Always will love Christian Acts of Kindness.

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Millionth Circle

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Female Connection and Empowerment as a Force for Change

A how-to guide for women’s circles. The minds and spirits of women are powerful forces, particularly when harnessed in communion with other women. Women’s circles have been around for quite some time, and their presence is a healing and strengthening source for many. Furthermore, author and psychiatrist Jean Shinoda Bolen believes that women’s circles act as catalysts for change around the world. In this inspiring and spiritual book for women, Dr. Bolen provides both a guide and vision for women seeking purpose and change.

Find empowerment and enlightenment. Through her poetic language, Dr. Bolen emphasizes to her readers the importance of using their intuition and drawing upon their own insights. In bringing feminine values such as relationship, nurturing, and equality together, Dr. Bolen shares how women create a space for compassionate and radical growth.

Women as changemakers. By focusing on both the psychological and spiritual, women open the doorway for great change and empower one another to be leaders of positive change in their own lives and beyond. In this way, women empowerment itself acts as a tool for societal and psychospiritual change. After all, when strong women join together, who can stop them?

Read The Millionth Circle: How to Change Ourselves and the World and find…

  • A tool for creating positive change
  • Words of insightful and powerful feminine wisdom
  • A book for women everywhere

Readers of Wild MercyIf Women Rose RootedWomen Rowing North, or Warrior Goddess Training will love the inspiring message and call to action in Jean Shinoda Bolen’s The Millionth Circle.

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Riddle Me This

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World Treasury of Word Puzzles, Folk Wisdom & Literary Conun
For at least 6000 years the riddle has been held in high esteem. This eclectic collection of 300 brain twisters ranges from the Sphinxes to the Ozarks, Leonardo da Vinci to Lewis Carroll, and is designed to bring riddling back into our homes and daily lives.
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