Giving Thanks

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Discover the Gifts of Gratitude One Photograph at a Time

Explore the many ways of practicing gratitude with this beautiful book of photography that teaches you the beauty of giving thanks.

Every day is a gift. We are all busy in life. Career, work, marriage, children. It can often be overwhelming. Sometimes, we forget the importance of stopping in the midst of it all and expressing gratitude. Giving Thanks helps us do just that.

Discover the joys of gratitude. One page at a time. Through beautiful and evocative photography taken from everyday life, Giving Thanks reminds us to find the inspirational in the ordinary. Gratitude connects us to others and feeling gratitude allows us to be our best selves─in good times and in hard times. 

Giving Thanks allows you to:

  • Explore a variety of ways to be grateful
  • Find happiness in your life through the world around you
  • Learn how to stop in the busyness of life and give thanks

When we let ourselves feel and express our appreciation, we feel happier, younger, and healthier. Now M.J Ryan has taken the essence of living a grateful life from the original book, Attitudes of Gratitude and paired it with beautiful and evocative images in Giving Thanks.

If you enjoyed books like A Year of Positive Thinking, Attitudes of Gratitude, or Grateful, then you’ll love Giving Thanks.

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100 Good Wishes for Baby

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The ultimate baby shower gift, sure to become a keepsake

What's in a word? If the word is a wish, a powerful plenty times a hundred. Mina Parker has chosen one hundred words any new parents might wish for their baby and paired them with inspirational quotes, silly sayings, and little poems. Here are just a few examples:

    Take achievementSleeping through the nighta fine achievement for baby and mom.
  • Or beauty: "The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things." Plato
  • Or generosity: "Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared." Buddha
  • Or freedom: Barefoot in spring grass. Running without your diaper. Living the good life.

Find these plus ninetysix more whimsical, inspiring, and loving messages for baby, all rendered in vibrant pastelswith polka dots, hearts, stars, rabbits, teddy bears, and more.

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Kiss Me, I'm Single

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Note: This is NOT a book for single women on how to find a man/ it is a guide for women who want to find their truest selves and celebrate them. As the author of the daily meditation book for teenage girls, Be True to Yourself, Amanda Ford's message of fierce individuality and even stronger identity has grown up with her audience. In her new book Kiss Me, I'm Single, Ford exhorts single women not to get lost in the pressure to be in a relationship (single women's mantra: Any relationship will do ) and not to lose themselves in a relationship. The bottom line is that the most important relationship they can have is with themselves. True love is an inside job and begins with you. It is a basic fact of life that in order to be truly happy and fulfilled with another person, you must be truly happy and fulfilled on your own first. A good relationship can enhance life for sure, but it cannot take what is just "okay" and turn in into perfect. In Kiss Me, I'm Single Amanda Ford urges readers: "Get off your derrieres and get to work on yourself. Go inward and be relentless in your search. Discover what is in you that you must do in order to bring joy into your own life." Refreshingly honest, ruefully witty and wise, Ford has also dug deep down and done the work she recommends. From her soulsearching sojourn, Amanda Ford brings back news that will empower all young women: "Love has nothing to do with another person/ it is a condition of your own heart."
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Wild Women Throw a Party

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Party Planning with Famous Feminists

Whoever said a woman’s place was in the home might have been right─these famous feminists can bring home the bacon, fry it up, and entertain all at the same time. Master chef and co-author Lynette Shirk returns to stir up a bestselling batch of stories, anecdotes, recipes, and food trivia inspired by influential women.

A woman’s place is where the party is. Get ready to party like it’s 1929 with Zelda Fitzgerald, drink cosmos like Sarah Jessica Parker, and have a picnic à la Mary Pickford. From Dollywood to Hollywood, these dazzling dames and sassy sauciers know how to sling spaghetti, toss any salad, and dish up the desserts. Part how-to, part history, and 100 percent hilarious, Wild Women Throw a Party includes 110 original recipes inspired by the stories of our favorite famous feminists.

What is feminism without a little fun? Who knew dangerous debutante Peggy Guggenheim, famous for her arty salons, was also a gifted gourmet? Or that when Eleanor Roosevelt wasn’t serving at soup kitchens, she was throwing and attending the most elegant “do’s” around. Wild Women Throw a Party explores women’s history, food trivia, and party planning ideas while asking, What is feminism? Who is a feminist? And where exactly do we find a woman’s place? An intersection of feminism and the home, this party planning guide includes fun ideas inspired by influential women, like:

  • Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede.
  • Joan Crawford’s Mother's Day "Mommy Dearest" Breakfast
  • Sophia Loren’s Better Than a Spaghetti Western Pasta Pajama Party
  • And more!

If you enjoy women’s history, or books like Rage BakingFree the TippleWomen's Libation!, or Empowdered Sugar, then you’ll love Wild Women Throw a Party.

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More Random Acts of Kindness

Experience the Joy of Being Kind, Again

Inspirational true stories, thoughtful quotations, and suggestions for generosity revisited in a new edition of the book series that was a national sensation.

The magic of kindness. When Random Acts of Kindness was published, no one could have guessed the reaction and consequent movement it would ignite. After its release, the Editors at Conari Press were flooded with heartwarming stories about acts of kindness from people all over the country. This book is packed with stories from people who have observed or engaged in random acts of kindness, and their stories serve as motivational messages encouraging us to go out and be a force for good. Kindness inspires kindness—this is the magic fueling the movement.

All the inspiration you need. Not only is this book full of amazing true stories of everyday kindnesses, it also shares thoughtful quotes to provide some extra inspiration for the journey. Just as one simple, small act of kindness can change someone’s entire day, compassion can change the world—especially if we all join together. This book is proof of the power and magic of kindness. By sharing the stories of a few individuals, topped with inspirational words and ideas, it serves as a resource for those wishing to make a difference in our world for the better. Open up this sequel to Random Acts of Kindness and learn more about:

  • How people from every imaginable background have witnessed and practiced kindness
  • The difference that one act of kindness can make
  • Ways to go out and be a source of generosity and love

Readers of books such as Chicken Soup for the Soul: Random Acts of KindnessThe Power of KindnessGo Be Kind, and How Can I Help? will love the beautiful and moving stories found in More Random Acts of Kindness.

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Be Who You Want to Be

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For a vast majority of girls in this country, there comes an age at which self-esteem, self-assurance, equilibrium, and confidence fly out the window. Maybe it's hormones, maybe it's culture, or maybe it's just called growing up. Whatever the cause, it's real. Some girls turn, in their own fashion, to the same addictive solutions as their elders: compulsive behavior--either in the form of alcohol, drugs, food, or something equally destructive. Casey, a veteran of the "first great revival" of the recovery movement, brings the art of living one day at a time to young girls in Be Who You Want to Be. "My intention in this book is similar to the intent in my other titles: I want to foster hope and willingness in young girls to believe they can make the changes needed so they feel like they belong and have purpose." From the book's opening note to parents (and other adults who care about young girls) through to the final word, the spirit of taking steps for themselves, no matter who they are or where they are in life, comes through in an accessible tone, providing girls the toolkits they need for handling life's ups and downs.
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The Little Book of Big Excuses

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Nobody ever said being an adult was easy. But it's easier with The Little Book of Big Excuses, with hundreds of excuses for things you did, things you didn't do, things you did wrong, and things you never want to hear about again. First things first: "Fake Don't Flake." In here are your excuses for being late for or not showing up to any number of places for any number of reasonsgrandma's birthday party, work, home, weddings, dentists appointments. "ExcusezMoi, si'l vous plait" is where to look when you're caught wearing a halter top to a black tie event. Or forget your boss's spouse's nameagain. Or don't want to pick up the tab. The French have a word for everything. If you need to learn how to say "I'd Love to, but"the art of articulating just why you can't do most anything you don't want to doin any language, this is the book for you. Demonstrate your incompetence. When someone asks you to bring those complicated hors d'oeuvres, show up half an hour late with half the ingredients. Bonus section here: how to get someone else to do all the work while you still get the credit. "Delivery Subsystem FailureMailboxes, Messages, Missives Gone Awry, Oh My " Never, ever again will you want for an excuse for not writing, calling, IMing, or emailing. Fake communication breakdowns make failsafe excuses for a myriad of don't wannas and didn't do its. "All's Fair in Love" contains excuses for not calling, not going on the second date, forgetting the birthday or anniversary of the one you love. Plus how to retreat with remorse, even from the altar steps. Hint: You could have your mother or your manager phone it in. That's what Julia Roberts did. * Hundreds of excuses for thousands of situations, plus "The Excuse Clinic: How to Make Lame Excuses Walk and Okay Excuses Sing." * Life is serious business, people, so pay attention. Let Addie help you off the hook.

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Everyday You

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Eric Maisel has written more than thirty books to help people live more creative lives despite the difficulties our society throws in our path. In Everyday You, Maisel takes a fresh and innovative approach to inspire all who would live a mindful, joyful life, grounded and connected to their work, their families, their own spirit. Everyday You is an inspirational gift book with a twistit is aimed at putting an idea into action for a richer life. For example, in "Grow connected by valuing connection," we are invited to write a list of reasons to strengthen connections with people in our lives. The very act of writing this list can help strengthen our connections. "Take the time to make a list that impresses you and convinces you of the value of connection in your life," Maisel encourages. Ninety entries in all make this a book to savor through a season and beyond. Deep and rich enough to dip into over and over again, this beautiful and inspiring bedside or coffeetable book is an ideal gift for any occasion.
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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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Clutter Junkie No More

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Is your landscaping impeccable? Are you presentable when you leave the house? Would your neighbors ever suspect, given outward appearances, that inside your house is utter chaos with heaps and heaps of stuff? Are you overwhelmed and ashamed by the mess, but haven't a clue what to do about it even though you've tried dozens of times to clean up your act? You may be a clutter junkie.

In an encouraging and honest way, Rogers helps readers to identify the symptoms of clutter addictionwhich is simply a smokescreen for more serious underlying problemsand she provides solutions modeled on the 12 steps and traditions that originated with AA. Clutter Junkie No More takes a serious look at clutter addiction and helps readers to take down the wall, bit by bit, and day by day, to lead happier, more productive lives.

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If Women Ran the World, Sh*t Would Get Done

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The Perfect Gift for a Woman Who Wants More for Her Gender

Packed with little-known sheroes and empowering journaling prompts, this book and interactive journal is a must-have for those who believe the world would be a better place with women in charge.

Feel inspired and empowered by historical women. The importance of women is written throughout history, in big ways and small. From women in science to women in sports to the women in leadership positions paving the way for change, the stories of these sheroes are sources of hope and direction for girls, young and old, everywhere. By turning to their example, we too can be change-makers and champions of women empowerment. With the help of their “butt-kicking inspiration,” we can see our own potential and find the motivation we need to get up and accomplish our goals.

Dream about the kind of world you'd run. Author Shelly Rachanow shares the many ways in which women do for others, from their families to their friends to the wider world (hint: the list goes on and on). She then asks readers to consider how much woman power has shaped the world, and turns the question to us: what are our buttkicking ideas for changing the world around us? These empowering journal prompts ask us to look inward, at our own role as women, and decide how we will make the world a better place for our children and those who come after us. By writing down our own ambitions, and looking to the example of iconic female leaders, we take a step towards making our dreams a reality.

Dive into this interactive journal and learn more about:

  • The many significant accomplishments of women throughout history
  • The role each of us plays in changing the world for the better
  • How to join the movement for female empowerment

If you enjoyed books like Badass AffirmationsBad Girls Throughout HistoryThe Book of Gusty Women, or Made Out of Stars, then you’ll love If Women Ran the World, Sh*t Would Get Done.

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Luminous Mind

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The definitive mental fitness manual, Luminous Mind offers a unique and uncomplicated process for engaging fully in life, feeding your soul, and releasing your mind and spirit from the bonds of stress and worry.
Stressed out and self-medicating with stimulants and cable TV is the norm in today's society. The only solution, aside from retreating to a mountaintop, is to harness the power of your mind and breath through meditation.
In this concise and clear guidebook, Joel and Michele Levey, the authors of The Fine Arts of Relaxation and A Moment to Relax, teach the same techniques for meditation, focus, and anxiety relief they have taught to Navy Seals, the United States Army, and countless business leaders around the world.
In what is truly an introduction to personal mastery, the Leveys demystify this spiritual practice and provide a complete overview of every kind of meditation, condensing their lifetime of learning into this remarkably useful book.
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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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There Are No Mistakes

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There are no mistakes there are only choices. That is the simple premise of There Are No Mistakes, which Eleanor Wiley has learned in twentyfive years of sobriety as a mediator, an artist, and a teacher. "For many years I tried to make my life conform to a lot of shoulds. Not until I got into recovery through Alcoholics Anonymous did I realize just how many 'shoulds' I had been trying to follow. Along my own travels, first through the Twelve Steps and now through my teaching around the world, I have come across many people who walk through the world in comfort. Their lives aren't easy, they have just accepted them and approach them with a certain grace and ease. As I thought about what they had in common, I identified eleven attributes." The eleven attributes cultivated include:1) Know where you came from, 2) Know your story. 3) Accept yourself. 4) Own your pain, hurt, and vulnerability. 5) Laugh at yourself. 6) Find community. 7) Take care of yourself. 8) Give yourself permission to change your mind. 9) Be willing to fall apart and put yourself back together again. 10) Create a tool box. 11) Go with the flow. This astoundingly candid and simple book is illustrated with personal stories from the author and people she has encountered on her path, along with specific and simple exercises to do at the end of each chapter.
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Women's Work Is Never Done

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Not to be confused with Alice's famous remark on a memorable episode of the Honeymooners, "Men work from sun to sun, but women's work is never done," Women's Work Is Never Done by BJ Gallagher celebrates the fact that women's work is never done because it's never meant to be done. Women are meant to nourish and grow themselves and others, throughout their lives, and Gallagher's book acknowledges and affirms it.
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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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