What Would You Do If You Ran the World?

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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 UntamedLet That Sh*t Go, or You Are a Badass, then you’ll love What Would You Do If You Ran the World?

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100 Sweet Nothings for Baby

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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."

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Better Brain at Any Age

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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 LifeThe 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.

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Keep It Simple & Sane

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Inspired by the 12step saying, "Life is simple, it's people who are complicated," Barb Rogers points out in Keep It Simple and Sane that it's pretty easy to tell ourselves lie upon lie as we explain away bad behavior associated with drugs, alcohol, food, sex, work...whatever, in an attempt to feel better about our complicated lies. And of course, we can't do anything to simplify our lives because we're too busy keeping up with our complicated lives, so we drink, smoke, or shoot, to seek release in inappropriate ways to relieve the complications. But we never do. Through the telling of her own story and those of fellow travelers, Rogers encourages readers to wait, stop, and hold the phone Start with Mentally Simple (the opposite of Stinking Thinking) and just do it. Start small. "Grab a mental flashlight" and follow her lead to discover what you were thinking and how you might think differently. Offering 24 simple ideas in four sections (mind, emotions, spirituality, physicality), along with strategies and exercises to introduce them into your daily life, this book is for people on the simple path to wellness, for people who simply want to take charge -- to change the things they can change, accept the things they cannot change, and learn to know the difference without an operatic, addictive song and dance.
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Get Up

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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 SoberRecovery: 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.

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Permission to Dream Journal

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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!

Inside, find:

  • 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.

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Live Boldly

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Mary Anne Radmacher has a way of inviting those who hear or read her words to change their lives, and in Live Boldly, she continues on that engaging path. In the book, she identifies an assortment of qualities for our life's journey and defines each as it relates to laughing loudly, loving truly, playing often, working smart, and sharing your heart. Each definition is followed by a quote, a poem, or an aphorism that explores the quality. Stories culled from Mary Anne's own life and teaching practice are followed by an invitation to readers to listen more closely to their lives, to give themselves what they need and to step back into their daily lives knowing they can choose in that moment, to live boldly by their own definition. Whether readers need or want justice or gratitude, endurance or celebration, comfort or challenge, the process is the same -- read and listen to the word, enter into its meaning in the lives of others and bring that meaning to your own life. Other qualities include generosity, compassion, leadership -- 34 in all
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Random Acts of Kindness by Animals

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The Heartwarming Compassion of Animals

True tales of kindness. This book is packed with stories of random acts of kindness, big and small, performed by various animals. Author and known speaker on animal-related issues Stephanie LaLand has gathered a multitude of stories sure to fill your heart with happiness and hope. From dogs to dolphins, learn true stories of animal compassion, devotion, and bravery.

Proof that there is something special about animals. Anyone who’s had a pet knows there is something special about them. We see it in their eyes when they look at us affectionately or play with others or help someone in need. Animal behavior is interesting because in many ways, how they act and the things they do are similar to the way we care for each other. Animals are affectionate and smart creatures, and this book highlights just a few of the ways that they practice compassion.

The beauty of the relationship between humans and animals. Not only does LaLand include random acts of kindness by animals in this book, but she also integrates instances of human compassion for animals. For example, she shares the story of a man who rebuilt his new house to look exactly like his old one so that his beloved cat would not be traumatized by the move. Stories like this one emphasize the unique bond that we share with animals and demonstrate just how beautiful that relationship can be.

Read Stephanie LaLand’s Random Acts of Kindness of Animals and discover…

  • Inspiring true stories that will surprise you and warm your heart
  • Acts of genuine, selfless compassion performed by our beloved animals
  • The truth of the amazing connection between humans and animals

Readers of other animal books such as Unlikely FriendshipsBeyond Words: What Animals Think and FeelMama's Last Hug; and Devoted: 38 Extraordinary Tales of Love, Loyalty, and Life With Dogs will love Random Acts of Kindness by Animals.

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Prayers for Hope and Comfort

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In a world that feels increasingly fragile, people will continue to look for new prayers and new ways to pray. While there are a number of anthologies of prayer available, no book until now has attempted to provide a collection that focuses specifically on prayers for a wide range of modern challenges, from the personal to the global. Prayers for Hope and Comfort covers issues facing individuals (illness, addiction)/ those challenged in relationships (aging parents, divorce)/ local communities (natural disasters, unemployment)/ the larger world (poverty, hunger, war)/ and creation itself (loss of rainforests, species extinction, global warming).

Prayers for Hope and Comfort offers readers solace, comfort, and hope, drawing from the wisdom of every era, every major faith and tradition, and the important voices of those who have lived through such experiences themselves. The book contains selections from some of the world's most profound poets and thinkers: David Whyte, Eckhart Tolle, Sister Joan Chittister, and Martin Luther King, Jr. as well as traditional prayers and verses from every time and place.

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Best Things Fathers Do

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An Inspiring Book That Is Perfect For Fathers, New And Old

A one-of-a-kind collection of interviews, research, and personal experiences that detail the journey of fatherhood and the joys that come with it.

Fathering is a full-time job. It’s no secret. Whether it’s an only child or a full house. Once you’re a father, it’s a lifetime commitment filled with something new to learn at every corner. In this helpful book, author and dad extraordinaire Will Glennon combine his personal experiences along with wisdom and insight from fathers near and far to provide the ultimate positive parenting guide.

Raising children is no easy feat. Fathers are more involved than ever with daily care, teaching, and rearing of their children. Discover the role that you play in your child’s life with the Best Things Fathers Do. Learn to:

  • Celebrate the best that Fatherhood offers
  • Discover the tools for raising children successfully
  • Build close, powerful emotional bonds with your children

Fatherhood is a gift. It’s time to enjoy and discover all that it has to offer with Best Things Fathers Do.

If you enjoyed parenting guides like Be Prepared: Be PreparedStrong Fathers, Strong Daughters; or New Dad's Playbook, then you’ll love Best Things Fathers Do.

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Life Is Sweet

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From Harvard classrooms to your grandma's kitchen table--everybody is getting on the look on the brightside bandwagon. If you need to know, there's a ton of medical research to back it up, but people who appreciate where their bread is buttered and how sweet the jam on their toast is--well they're healthier, they live longer, they're usually more successful--although they may not define success as having the most marbles, and for sure other people want to spend more time around them. Addie Johnson calls Life Is Sweet her scrapbook, in which she's gathered stories that struck her--things that made her happy in the seeing or experience and in the remembering. And bits she's read. And quotes. People, stories, kids and animals, stuff/no stuff (aka all or nothing), achievements achieved and unpleasant tasks done, laughing (snickering, giggling, guffawing, wetting your pants) health or progress toward it--all are fodder for happiness. Life is sweet and creamy--yes your life and yours and yours and yoursif you just look at what's in front of your face.
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Stoking the Creative Fires

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How to Conquer Creative Block and Ignite the Creative Process

Stoking the Creative Fires is a burn-out antidote for any creative process. Follow award-winning author and filmmaker, Phil Cousineau, as he overcomes creative block with tools that alleviate burnout and rekindle passion.

Practice makes progress. Contrary to popular belief, creativity isn’t just mentors and muses. Igniting the creative process requires focus and practice—determined practice that eventually sparks habits. In this warm and conversational exploration of creative inspiration, Cousineau crafts the ultimate self-discipline model for today’s creatives. In Stoking the Creative Fires, explore the different ways to ignite your inner fire, and the creative techniques that keep it lit.

Why is discipline important to the artist? With a multitude of stories, ideas, and exercises Stoking the Creative Fires inspires readers to live passionately and creatively, whether building a business, an art project, or a life. Drawn from historical and contemporary figures, artists, and from his own experience, find creative techniques, quotes, and handpicked images, to help explore questions like:

  • Why is discipline important?
  • Where do you want to be?
  • How’s your fire?

If you enjoyed books like The Artist's WayThe War of Art, or Do the Work, then you’ll love Stoking the Creative Fires.

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Urgent Message from Mother

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Women May Be Our Last Hope to Save the Planet

Wake up! Arise! Earth is our home. Listen to your mother, she is calling. Urgent Message from Mother is a call to action for all the women of the world. Do not ask for permission to gather the women. What cannot be done by men, or by individual women, can be done by women together.

Women coming together can produce the tipping point. "Mother" is Mother Earth, mother instinct, mother archetype, mother goddess, Earth Mother ─ the sacred feminine, the Goddess, Gaia. Women as a gender have qualities and priorities that the world needs to reverse man’s destruction of our planet, the violence that traumatizes children, and cycles of conflict and fratricidal wars. "When women are strong together, women can be fiercely protective of what we love." Bolen explains that societies and even species, when they reach a tipping point, can undergo rapid evolution. "We've learned that women gathering together in groups and telling the truth of their lives can actually change the world."

Now is the time for women to lead. Jean Shinoda Bolen’s unique combination of visionary thinking and practical how-to seeks to galvanize the power of women acting together in order to save our world. Bolen outlines the lessons we can learn from the women's movement, draws on Jungian psychology and the sacred feminine, and gives powerful examples of women coming together all over the globe to make a significant impact. Jean Shinoda Bolen's life's work, which includes her Jungian-inspired insights in The Tao of Psychology, her best-seller Goddesses in Every WomanCrones Don't Whine, and The Millionth Circle, culminate in this timely book, Urgent Message from Mother.

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Big Book of Women's Trivia

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Useless Facts and Funny Trivia for Women

"Women's matters are anything but trivial." --Anon (who was a woman)

Fun facts. Women outnumber men by five to one in shoplifting convictions. The very first Artichoke Queen was Marilyn Monroe in 1947. Diamonds didn’t become a girl’s best friend until the thirteenth century. Before that, they were for men only. The first human cannonball was a woman named Zazel, who was launched into the air through the use of a giant spring inside a cannon. Researchers at Northwestern University want us to know that men change their minds two to three times more than women. Queen Mary I of England and Ireland was a Catholic who had Protestants tortured and killed. Her actions provoked the nickname “Bloody Mary”, which inspired the cocktail. (Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.)

Trivia challenges. The Big Book of Women’s Trivia arms you with little known facts about the history, fame, fortunes, fashions, and fictions of the female species–enough to impress your mother and your boss, to win arguments with your boyfriends and husbands, and to generally know more about your fabulous female self.

The Big Book of Women’s Trivia spans history, crosses cultures, ranges from the silly to the salacious to the truly useful and back again. Designed to delight the feminist in you, Alicia Alvrez's book is organized into ten trivia-filled chapters: Women and Their Wardrobes, The Body Beautiful—and Not So, Ladies’ Matters of Love, In the Ladies’ Room, Ladies Look at the Animal Kingdom, Women Doing It for Themselves, Saintly Manifestations and Royal Subjects, Women’s Sporting Life, Celebrity Sightings of the Female Variety, and finally, Final Feminine Facts You Absolutely Can’t Live Without.

If you are a fan of the board game Trivial Pursuit and books such as What If399 Games Puzzles & Trivia ChallengesUncle John's Bathroom Reader, or The Totally Awesome Book of Useless Information; you will love owning The Big Book of Women’s Trivia.

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Her Inspiration

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The Perfect Book to Inspire You to Be Your Best Self!

Her Inspiration is a book with a crystal-clear mission: to provide the advice, solace, kick in the pants, pat on the shoulder, hug, or giggle you need when you most require it.

The secrets of highly successful women. Her Inspiration is packed with the success secrets and wise words from hundreds of famous and infamous, wise and wisecracking, haughty and humble women. Some are names you know, others are everyday people. Use this book to find the insight and courage for self-improvement, and have fun doing it! This book covers nearly every aspect of your life, including career advice on how to be successful, personal empowerment, and even how to still have fun every day.

Women can do anything. Keep this book close to you as you pursue your dreams. In it, Mina Parker offers you motivational quotes and words of encouragement from women such as Sandra Oliver, Gloria Vanderbilt, Jackie Kennedy, Pearl Buck and more.

Find inspirational quotes to help you:

  • Organize and save time
  • Create a fashion sense you truly love
  • Stay motivated
  • And so much more!

If you enjoyed books like Vibrate Higher Daily, Expect a Miracle, or Happiness Becomes You, you’ll love Mina Parker’s Her Inspiration!

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It's Up to You

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Seven morning and evening practices to revolutionize your life. This small book will change everything if you let it. It's Up to You is based on the twelve principles in Casey's Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow tending to our own gardens, focusing on solutions not problems, letting go of preconceived solutions, changing our minds, acting instead of reacting, giving up judgments, giving up trying to control, discovering our own lessons, doing no harm, quieting our minds, treating every encounter as the holy, and discerning our mind's own truth.

It's Up to You invites readers to do three simple things: meditate, pay attention, and make choices to change their livesfor a few minutes each morning and evening, one principle a week for twelve weeks. As we reflect on Casey's insight into the insidious ways we create misery or drama, try to impose will, and suffer needlessly, and as we follow her gentle prompts to make different choices, we begin to see that we can change just about anything in our lives by taking these small steps. Nothing could be simpler, and nothing could be more effective. Or as Karen Casey puts it, "Progress is guaranteed. Perfection isn't expected." Karen Casey's message is simple--show up, pay attention, and your world will change.

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Every Garden Is a Story

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Embrace and Awaken the Gardener in You

In this beautifully written and designed gardening guide, Susannah Seton takes you on a journey to maintaining the perfect garden, all the while offering invaluable life advice that both applies to and transcends your at-home garden center.

Read inspiring stories from a seasoned gardener. Susannah Seton reminds us in Every Garden is a Story that the reader and the gardener alike have much to learn from their gardens. In her book, Seton incorporates poignant and touching stories, ranging from her father's quest for a seven-headed sweet pea to cancer survival.

Learn how to nurture your garden (and yourself)! Seton teaches readers how to care for themselves (and their loved ones) by caring for the Earth. Inside these pages, find an extensive resource section of garden centers, online seed catalogs, and recommended reading to satisfy your green thumb. Intertwined throughout these pages are also tips on how to become in touch with the natural world and how to let go of unnecessary stress.

Utilize invaluable gardening techniques and garden-based crafts. Did you know you can grow your own luffa sponges? Want to encourage your children to eat more vegetables? Seton’s gardening book contains dozens of recipes, ranging from red pepper soup to stir-fried asparagus. Seton also incorporates a plethora of gardening tips and crafts, such as how to make Mother’s Day sachets, how to select a meaningful bouquet, and how to make hanging planters.

Inside, find:

  • Invaluable advice on cultivating your garden and your cherished relationships
  • Beautiful imagery, ranging from stunning pictures of raised garden beds to magical portraits of moon gardens
  • Arts & crafts to satisfy your creative side
  • Endless gardening techniques and garden-to-table recipes

If you enjoyed gardening books like A Woman’s Garden, The Well-Gardened Mind, Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden, or The Hidden Life of Trees, you’ll love Every Garden is a Story.

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Permission to Dream

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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!

Inside, find:

  • 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.

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