Women Learning from Women
Here comes advice, inspiration, and fun from bestselling author BJ Gallagher. From Katherine Hepburn to her friend Suzanne, Where Would I Be Without You? brings the experiences and life lessons of women from all walks of life.
When women choose wisdom over wiles. True wisdom is the ability to learn from other people's experiences, and although we learn from books, movies, and preachers, women also learn from other women. With inspiring stories, funny words of wisdom, and positive affirmations for women, Where Would I Be Without You? brings female empowerment to all generations of strong women.
Where would we be without women? Where Would I Be Without You? is all about being thankful for the women in your life (and their wit). Whether our mothers or sisters, writers or inventors, sometimes we have to celebrate the women and girls around us. In this colorful book, Gallagher has collected pages of advice on love, work, growing older, and staying young; making readers ask what is wisdom, what does wisdom mean to these women, and most importantly, where would I be without you?
If you’re thankful and grateful for the women around you, and enjoyed books like Badass Affirmations, In Praise of Difficult Women, or The Shared Wisdom of Mothers and Daughters, then you’ll love Where Would I Be Without You.
Transform Your Diet from Heart-Pounding to Heart-Healthy
#1 Bestseller in Diet Therapy, Diet & Nutrition
A personal nutritionist right in the palm of your hand, this guide will transform your grocery list and encourage healthy eating habits that will have you selecting the best foods for your body.
Here’s a tongue twister. Say cochineal extract, diacetyl, teriary butylhydroquinone, BHA, HFCS, and MSG. It's not just knowing how to pronounce what's in your food, it's knowing what it does and how it can affect you. The average American consumes about 150 pounds of food additives per year. With so many processed foods on the supermarket shelves, it can be hard to navigate the waters to an additive free diet.
Change the way you eat and shop. A-Z Guide to Food Additives provides heart healthy tips while helping you avoid undesirable food additives. Also, get the rundown on which additives do no harm and may even be nutritious. Put this book in your purse or pocket and head down to your grocery store with a grocery list in one hand and your newfound knowledge in the other.
A-Z Guide to Food Additives delivers:
- Essential nutrition advice
- Hints on what to look for when reading those unreadable ingredient labels
- Tips on buying fresh produce in order to avoid pesticides
Designed with you in mind. This little book will serve as an "additive translator" when navigating through the minefield of additives that may cause allergic reactions. Certain ingredients can contribute to headaches, fatigue, breathing difficulties and bloating. Included are safety ratings for 300 ingredients and reference charts for additives that may cause cancer or allergic reactions or that should be limited for sodium sensitive individuals.
If you enjoyed heart healthy reads such as The Obesity Code, Lose Weight Like Crazy, or How Not to Die, then you’ll love A-Z Guide to Food Additives.
House Blessings for Your Sacred Space
From the “Martha Stewart of inspired living” comes a collection of warm words and welcoming colors to make you feel right at home.
Haven, home, or house. Whether it’s a special place, a feeling, or a person—rest assured, there’s no place like home. What is a home? To author Mary Anne Radmacher, it is much more than an address. It is a refuge, a creative incubator, a celebration of story and joy. In May Your Walls Know Joy, find aphorisms and illustrations to redefine and reaffirm your idea of home.
Home is where the heart is. Made for those who have moved in and moved out, felt homesickness and homecoming, sighed “home sweet home” and yelled “welcome home,” May Your Walls Know Joy is for the reader who’s coming home. Gathered under one roof, Mary Anne combines caring aphorisms, blessings for the home, and charming four-color artwork.
If you’re looking for the perfect housewarming gift or house blessing, and enjoyed books like Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers, House Blessings, or Being Home, then you’ll love May Your Walls Know Joy.
A Mother Shares the Story of Her First Year of Sobriety
A real woman’s memoir and her story of recovery in hopes that she inspires other mothers to maintain sobriety.
A mom who turned to alcohol. With three children under five, a set of twins and a newborn, Rachell Brownell wanted to feel like an adult again. So she turned to three bottles of white wine a night.
The good, the bad, and the ugly of getting clean. Through wit and honesty, Brownell lets readers into her world of addiction, but also towards hope. Through examples of community, wisdom, and support, this book provides a map for anyone trying to get through the early stages of recovery.
Inspiration for the first year of recovery. Learn how a couple of glasses of wine lead to a big problem. Understand how mommy cocktail groups and the desire to feel like “more than a mommy” can lead to addiction. In Mommy Doesn’t Drink Here Anymore you will find:
- The good, the bad, and the ugly of parenting
- The truth about the first year of recovery
- Hope for a light at the end of the tunnel
Mommy Doesn’t Drink Here Anymore is one woman’s recollection of the pressures of motherhood, addiction, and the first year of sobriety. Without preaching, Brownell lets you into her heart-wrenching and inspiring story. If you learned from books like The Happier Hour, Drunk Hour, or Quit Like a Woman, then you’ll want to read Mommy Doesn’t Drink Here Anymore.
By Barbara Joy
Every mom wants to succeed. Every child also wants to succeed. In Easy Does It Mom, Barbara Joy provides moms with positive encouragement, knowledge, and tools they can begin using immediately as they continue their recovery and move toward being the best moms they can be. Joy relies on experts with degrees and experts with "mom" behind their name. For more than ten years, Barbara Joy has worked with moms in recovery from alcoholism and other addictions. She knows what works. Plus she includes reallife stories and strategies from the moms and children she works with. The reader is guided by a professional and encouraged and inspired by moms who have "been there, done that." Because moms in recovery feel more safe and secure in a familiar and consistent environment, each chapter begins with an encouraging saying and ends with a writing activity plus between four to eight clear and concise keys are presented in the chapter -- an ataglance tools reference section. For moms in recovery, Barbara says, " Other than your recovery, I believe that parenting is the most important job you'll ever do. It may also very well be the hardest job you'll ever do. And, for sure, the most rewarding "
By David Kundtz
Go on A Powerful Journey Through Daily Affirmations and Find the Healing You Deserve
Discover a new philosophical take on life where you’re taught that healing doesn’t happen when you’re asleep. It’s when you’re awake. David Kundtz, the author of Quiet Mind, embarks on an intimate journey of self-discovery through meditation.
Life is busy. Between relationships, work, and finding a quiet space for ourselves, it’s often easy to get lost in the hurriedness of our day-to-day activities. This personal guide brings balance back into your life by teaching you to be mindful and more “awake.”
Now is the time to open your eyes. As the Navajo proverb says, "When we are pretending to be asleep, no one can awaken us." We must stop the pretending and "awaken" ourselves. By taking a minute out of your day to meditate and reflect, you’ll activate your self-development and realign your spirit. Take this personal guidebook with you through all situations you encounter and learn to truly “awaken” your spiritual side. Awakened Mind offers:
- Simple yet powerful positive affirmations for each day
- Meditative lessons to help you connect with your inner self
- Reflections on life, gratitude, and spirituality
If you enjoyed transformative books like Wheels of Life, Light Is the New Black, or Practical Law of Attraction, then you’ll love Awakened Mind.
By Mina Parker
Homage to Mothers Everywhere
The work that mothers do and the love they give cannot be praised enough. This powerful book of motherhood quotes is dedicated to the loving role that moms play in their children’s lives.
Inspiring quotes for moms. While it’s difficult to truly capture the weight and power of a mother’s love, this book by author Mina Parker comes close. Filled with a diverse pool of quotes, many from incredible women such as Oprah Winfrey, Erma Bombeck, and Erica Jong, as well as African proverbs, Parker crafted a book that beautifully details a mother’s heart. In addition, each quote is masterfully paired with a single sentence that expresses what a mother’s love is.
A testament to the power of love. This book demonstrates that a mother’s love is truly so many things. A mother’s love is both powerful and gentle, all knowing and yet all forgiving. It never fails to find us when we need it, and it lifts us up when we’re down. These quotes celebrate motherhood, and the joy, comfort, courage, inspiration, and most of all, love that moms bring into our lives. Each word offered in this book is in praise of mothers everywhere and honors the love they carry.
Open up this inspirational book and find:
- A beautiful and thoughtful curation of quotes
- An insight into what it means to be a mother
- The perfect gift for new moms, seasoned moms, and soon-to-be moms!
Readers of books like Great Quotes from Great Women, I Really Needed This Today, Beautifully Said, Words to Live By, or Badass Affirmations will love Mina Parker’s Mother’s Love Is….
Healing Foods for the Mind, Body, and Soul
Rejuvenate your body and spirit with smart food choices. Nutritionist and yoga practitioner Deanna Minich's Chakra Foods for Optimum Health will teach you how to recover from emotional and physical woes through making the right food choices. Not a diet book, it looks at both the nutritional and spiritual aspects of the foods we eat and how they can heal us.
Nutrition for the soul. Minich drew from her extensive knowledge and highly successful "Nutrition from the Soul" classes to make this essential chakra food guide and cookbook. For each of the chakras, specific affirmations and other practices are offered alongside meal plans and recipes.
Improve your energy, creativity, and heart. Similar to other forms of energy healing, Chakra Foods for Optimum Health looks at your mind, body, and soul holistically. In this book, you will find:
- Specific foods and practices that can help with each chakra
- Lists, charts, and diagrams to help you easily pinpoint what you need
- Clearly explained, actionable information that you can implement in your life today
Readers of chakra books like Essential Chakra Meditation, The Ultimate Guide to Chakras, and Chakra Healing will be inspired and encouraged by Chakra Foods for Optimum Health.
Learn How to Begin Again and Take Charge of Your Life
This book will inspire and motivate you to hit that restart button with incredible stories of midlife trailblazers that not only changed their lives─but the lives of others as well.
Restart your life. If you find yourself feeling in need of an intervention because your life and goals seem to have taken a back seat─whether it be from your career, family, or general burnout─then look no further. This motivational book takes you through the inspiring stories of those who have found new purpose in their lives.
For readers of self-help books. This book will help you realize your potential, and encourage you to begin again as you watch your dreams begin to manifest. Second Acts That Change Lives offers self-help through invaluable life-lessons thanks to the numerous individuals who provide their experiences of how they not only changed their lives, but also changed others. This amazing and inspiring collection of stories will help:
- Serve as a critical intervention to kickstart your new path in life
- Build your self-esteem and help you stay focused on your goals
- Guide you to make the change you want to see in yourself─and the world
If you’re looking for self help books for women, self help books for men, or motivational books─or if you enjoyed books like Your Second Act, Life Is in the Transitions, or It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again─then you’ll love Second Acts That Change Lives.
Find A New Level of Confidence and Help Change the World
What would you do if you ran the world? If you knew you couldn’t fail? Maybe it’s time to stop wondering and start putting it into practice. Shelly Rachanow’s daily words of encouragement will give you inspiration, hope, and words of courage to help you discover confidence in yourself.
Your acts, both big and small, matter. Learn about a teenage girl and CNN hero, kids in Zimbabwe saving their part of the planet, and a busy mom who is not too busy to work every day to help impoverished families live better lives. What Would You Do If You Ran the World? shows you how to take control of the things you want to change about yourself and the world around you.
Find the confidence and courage to change the world. Shelly Rachanow’s book contains a diverse collection of brave, beautiful, brilliant, creative, and totally possible ideas that women have shared, complemented by inspirational quotes from famous women and action lists like "Ten Things You Can Start Doing Now." Rachanow's warm and encouraging voice motivates readers to join other amazing women who are kicking serious butt for the good of all. Learn to:
- Listen to your own guiding voice
- Get involved in your own community
- Live a satisfying life of "inspiration in action”
If you enjoyed books that brought out your inner rockstar such as Untamed, Let That Sh*t Go, or You Are a Badass, then you’ll love What Would You Do If You Ran the World?
By Mina Parker
100 Sweet Nothings for Baby is a feel good book for babies and the big people who birthed them. This lovely little book is the perfect gift for new parents, or for a three -- (or sixmonth) birthday, or for christening or naming ceremonies. As Mina Parker writes in the introduction, "Every moment of your life has led you to this one -- holding a beautiful, sacred, burping little wonder called your baby. Whether this is your first time or your fifth, new parenthood delivers a sweet and exciting jolt of electricity into your life. So welcome to the sweet life of parenthood, and from my family to yours, here is a book to celebrate and support what you do best -- loving your baby in every way, from top to bottom." 100 Sweet Nothings for Baby is an outofthebox, notyourgardenvariety baby present. Wise quotes are sprinkled throughout. Consider Carl Sandberg's "A baby is God's opinion that life should go on." Along with little rhymes to read out loud and comfort both of you, "Trilling r's, rides in cars, every balm to soothe and calm." Along with little comments on the daily wonder of babies, "Cuddling close the one you adore and hearing the music of one baby snore."
Boost Your Brain Power
Holistic brain exercises, from body and brain games to life-enhancing brain food. Health and science writer Sondra Kornblatt, along with the numerous experts she’s interviewed in A Better Brain at Any Age, can help you put your head on straight through healthy activities for the body and stimulating exercises to boost brain power. Improving your exercise, consuming healthy food, and practicing simple movements can do wonders for your mental and physical health.
Overcome brain fog and enhance memory improvement. In A Better Brain at Any Age, Kornblatt will teach you how to reduce stress and optimize mental agility. Learn how the brain interacts with the body, what habits impact the brain positively and negatively, and how to maximize learning. In this book, Kornblatt provides tips to strengthen memory, cognition, and creativity so you can function better in your active life.
A Better Brain at Any Age offers a complete plan for improving brain health in an engaging and accessible way. In this book, you will find:
- More than 100 extensively researched ideas to improve your memory and mental agility, boost your creativity and overall brain power, and avoid brain overload
- Lively and informative explanations on brain plasticity and how the mind and body work together
- Quick and helpful tips that you can dip into during short breaks or read through cover-to-cover
If you found brain function and memory books like Change Your Brain, Change Your Life; The Brain Warrior's Way; and You Can Fix Your Brain helpful, then you’ll thrive with the brain training tips in A Better Brain at Any Age.
By Barb Rogers
By Bucky Sinister
A (Former) Skeptic’s Guide to the 12-Step Program
Knowledge from a personal journey. Experiences with addiction vastly differ, but something can be learned from everyone’s journey—especially those who achieve sobriety. Author Bucky Sinister penned this book because he had something to share from his own journey, a realization that completely changed his outlook on recovery. This smart and snide book is his testament to the effectiveness of the 12-Step Program, a path to recovery that he never expected to go down (and work).
A tough-love approach to recovery. As a poet, author, and comedian, Sinister doesn’t hold back from speaking the truth in this book. He speaks bluntly about addiction and his own struggles with it. Sinister appeals to those who are turned off by the usual recovery self-helps. He talks straight to readers who struggle to buy into the effectiveness of the 12-Step Program—particularly those like Sinister, an atheist, who have problems with the “higher power” concept intertwined with the program.
A different kind of “self-help”. Sinister’s book presents itself as self-help, but don’t expect it to have the same tone as others you’ve read. The book is full of Sinister’s comedic touch, colorful language, and stories from “scumbags” that contain life-saving wisdom. An unabashed testimony to Sinister’s personal journey to sobriety and those of others, this recovery book is sure to educate, entertain, and inspire.
Read Bucky Sinister’s Get Up: A 12-Step Guide to Recovery for Misfits, Freaks, and Weirdos and find…
- A different outlook on the 12-Step Program
- Raw and honest stories of addiction and staying sober
- A source of both light laughter and cutting wisdom for those on the path to recovery
Readers of books such as The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober; Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions; and Staying Sober Without God will find further guidance and inspiration in Get Up, which should be the next book for you.
By Lisa Hammond
The Best Journal for Thought Provoking Questions
The Permission to Dream Journal is designed to embolden you to achieve your dreams. These thought provoking questions unlock your inner voice and guide you in manifesting your ultimate dream life.
Unlock your inner voice. This guided journal helps you find your voice through emotional journaling. Build your confidence with journal prompts specifically designed to spark the creativity within you.
Live your dreams out loud. These thought provoking questions are surrounded by inspirational quotes and affirmations to empower you to think deeply and set a clear intention for the type of lifestyle you want to lead. Enjoy quotes from powerful women like Oprah Winfrey, Dolly Parton, Helen Keller, and Eleanor Roosevelt. These inspirational quotes give you the boost you need to take the manifestation of your goals seriously. Grab a copy for all the ladies in your life—this is the perfect gift for women!
- Thought provoking questions to get you excited about your future
- Writing tips to encourage your inner voice to break free
- Blank pages for collages, affirmations, and your intentions
If you liked Self-Care Check-In, The Self Love Journal, or Let That Sh*t Go, you’ll love the Permission to Dream Journal.