Second Acts That Change Lives

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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 ActLife Is in the Transitions, or It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again─then you’ll love Second Acts That Change Lives.

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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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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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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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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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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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