Standing on My Head

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Tidbits of Truth Guaranteed to Make You Think

Best-selling author and counselor Hugh Prather demonstrates how a subtle shift in perspective can change your line of thinking—for the better.

Intensely personal and universal. Lessons learned in life most often come from experience, our own or that of others. In this little volume by Hugh Prather, we dive into life lessons that stem from Prather’s personal experiences and encounters that can be applied universally. From mundane recollections to aphorisms and mantras, Prather examines things from a point of view that is both enlightening and refreshing. No matter where you are in your life journey, this book is packed with motivational thoughts that can lead to growth and change.

Perceive something different—about yourself and others. A simple shift in perspective can go a long way toward adapting our thinking and bringing about personal transformation. Prather introduces various phrases throughout his book that carry a great truth in a simple way—such as, “"I have to act the way I am before I can become something else." By calling on us to examine these little truths in a different light, we can more easily see how they apply to our own lives and the lives of those around us.

Learn more about:

  • Yourself—this book promises an ongoing journey of self-discovery
  • How a shift in thinking can change your life
  • Universal life-lesson quotes that you can turn to again and again

If you enjoyed books like Heart TalkThe Mindful Life Journal, or The Gifts of Imperfection then you’ll love < em>Standing on My Head by Hugh Prather.

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Little Indulgences

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A Bouquet of Ways to Treat Yourself Every Single Day

Whether its remembering to exercise regularly, throwing yourself a party or writing a poem, Little Indulgences is your perfect self-care guide.

Learn to treat yourself often. Being indulgent is not all about being extravagant. Being indulgent can be something as small as buying yourself flowers or cooking a recipe you have been meaning to try. Anything can be considered self-care, and with this book, filled with holistic and emotional care, you can find plenty of luxurious indulgences to help you include self-care in your day.

Find new ways to be good to yourself. Life can be stressful and take a toll on any woman. You can learn new ways to unwind and re-energize with Cynthia MacGregor’s sound advice. Between instant indulgences that reap immediate rewards, or “Rewards Over Time,” that take longer to complete, this book gives you every option you could ever dream of. With Little Indulgences, learn more about:

  • Ways to be kind to yourself
  • Practicing self-care
  • And so much more!

If you enjoyed books like The Little Book of Lykke, Wellness Witch or The Little Book of Life Skills, then you’ll love Little Indulgences!

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It Takes a Certain Type to Be a Writer

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Totally Riveting Utterly Entertaining Trivia
Erin Barrett and Jack Mingo are the Queen and King of trivia, relied upon by game shows including Who Wants to be a Millionaire? and game manufacturers. Millions of people read their daily newspaper column and together they've written twenty books. The sixth book in the 'Totally Riveting Utterly Entertaining (TRUE) Trivia Series' puts a magnifying lens on the wacky world of writers. It Takes a Certain Type to Be a Writer will tell you everything you could possibly want, or were afraid, to know about writers, publishing, and the writing life. Bitesized facts are organized into chapters including "Everyone's a Critic," "Stranger than Fiction," "From Bad to Verse," "Kiddie Lit," "A Word's Worth," and many more. You'll learn things like: where Proust wrote (in bed with gloves on)/ what Voltaire drank (70 cups of coffee a day)/ and how James Cain prepared himself for yet another publisher's rejection. (The title The Postman Always Rings Twice had nothing to do with the plot of the bestselling novel. It was a private joke of author James Cain. His postman would ring his doorbell twice whenever the many-times-rejected manuscript came back from a publisher.)
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People with MS with the Courage to Give

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Having Multiple Sclerosis Doesn’t Mean You Have To Stop Living

In People with MS with the Courage to Give, twenty-four individuals come together to deliver one inspiring message about courage, adversity, and a life less ordinary.

A collection of inspirational stories that evoke courage and confidence. We don’t get to choose whether or not we have Multiple Sclerosis, but we do get to decide how we live with it. Author and MS warrior Jackie Waldmen delivers a personal message of hope in these twenty-four tales of individuals who did the unthinkable, went against the grain, and proved that a Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis does not box have to box you in.

Meet inspirational people and lifelong friends. Within these pages, you’ll meet individuals with MS symptoms—but that didn’t stop them from living their best life. You'll meet Alicia Conill, an M.D. turned founder of The Disability Experience. You'll also meet Anthony Zaremba, an employee almost fired because of his shaking hands, later recognized for his success in community gardens and Brooklyn wheelchair access. People with MS with the Courage to Give offers readers:

  • Powerful stories that show how nervous system disorders don’t define you
  • Inspirational quotes to boost your self-esteem throughout the day
  • Advice from people just like you who encourage you to do the impossible

If you enjoyed transformative books such as The Wahls Protocol, The Autoimmune Solution, or Goodbye Autoimmune Disease then you’ll love People with MS with the Courage to Give.

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The Naptime Book

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Cynthia MacGregor has won the hearts of thousands of parents with her parenting classics. In The Naptime Book, she shares sweet, simple, and effective suggestions to help children get their allimportant sleep during the day. Current medical thinking indicates that small children should get at least nine hours of sleep at night and a nap during the day. Alarming statistics show that sleep deprivation can lead to countless health, cognition, and social problems. Cynthia MacGregor can help transform naptime into a treat both children and their caregivers look forward to every afternoon, leading to happier, healthier children and more joyful families.

The Naptime Book is full of creative, playful ways to help children relax. Plus the hundreds of storytime activities, quiet games, riddles, and rhymes in this little book will help develop language and number skills. And what book on naps would be complete without a chapter called "Time Out for Mom, Too " Adults who care for small children all day need to take time for themselves. MacGregor suggests ways to use this time to your own best advantage.

A sweet little book, with illustrations throughout, The Naptime Book is perfect for busy parents, tired teachers, and perplexed daycare professionals.

The Naptime Book offers creative solutions to the challenge of naptime as well as a unique opportunity to foster closer relationships with young children. It's a book bound to become dogeared with repeated use.

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Heart Sense

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Understanding Your Heart Can Be Key to Your Health and Wellness

Heart Sense is a beautiful mixture of information and stories that weaves together understanding and self-improvement, contributing to your health and wellness.

The heart is the only organ that is the guardian of very complex emotions. From our heartfelt attraction to another and our heartfelt acceptance of ourselves, our hearts contain a storehouse of information, data, and memories. Much of our lives' essence and meaning is experienced on a "heart level."

There is no surer way to discover your life's destiny than to listen to your heart. Heart Sense presents a compelling combination of scientific facts and true stories to reveal the range of intelligence your heart contains. Evidence suggests that the heart is not only a muscle that pumps the blood we need to live; it also holds vital personal memories and information we need to survive. We must care for it through love, mindfulness, and meditation.

Learn how to form a stronger bond with your heart. Psychologist Paula M. Reeves designed this book to inspire personal exploration of your life's purpose. Exercises called "Heart Notes" appear throughout the chapters to help you recognize your own heart sense and use it to discover your own unlived life. This deeply personal self-help book will help you:

  • Find insight into yourself
  • Draw strength from within
  • Take delight in the life you live
  • Improve your overall sense of happiness

If you enjoyed books like Good Vibes, Good LifeGene Keys, or Finding Your Own North Star, then you’ll love Heart Sense.

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Quiet Mind

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In a Rat Race? You Can Stay Calm, Relaxed and Spiritually Awake

Find yourself in the spaces between yourself and life. David Kundtz offers readers an exploration of depth and self-authenticity through his introspective book Quiet Mind: One Minute Mindfulness. The book contains a series of reflections that can illuminate every aspect of life. You will find guidance on using the moments between activities, which the author calls "still points", as opportunities to focus on becoming more fully awake to who you are.

Welcome to a quiet mind—tranquillity, calmness, and clarity—in the midst of a too-busy world. In those moments where we often find ourselves in the busy hustle and bustle of everyday life, Quiet Mind offers us an extension of time by allowing ourselves just a few minutes of our day to stop and really think: Am I really living in the moment?

Quiet Mind Features:

  • Quotes made by influential artists and literary figures of the 20th century that offer insight to the quality of life that we are building
  • Small and quick chapters that can be revisited over-and-over again that touch on a variety of life-related subjects ranging from “rat race living” to “finding peace at work”
  • Insight that stems from spirituality and psychology that will help keep you meditative

More than a meditation book. A welcome respite for anyone who lives a life that feels nonstop, Quiet Mind is an invitation to rest, find peace, awaken, and remember.

If you enjoyed works such as The Power of NowQuiet Your Mind, or Untethered Soul, then you will discover that Quiet Mind will give you the tools you need to live in the moment.

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Tender Murderers

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The did it for love or money...or both

Some of them fabled femme fatales of yesteryear. some headliners in yesterday's newspapers. Jean Harris, Ruth Snyder, Kate Bender, Belle Starr, Bonnie Parker, Phoolan Devi, Lizzie Borden, Grace Marks, Valerie Solanas, Amy Fisher and more true life who, where, why, when, and howdunnits. Bandit queens, gun molls, mothers, and widows (often selfmade) this array of reallife women who murdered makes for fascinating reading. Thoroughly researched, with archival photos and illustrations.

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The Mother's Book of Well-Being

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The Mother's Book of WellBeing carries a mother through the first year of motherhood and beyond. Divided into fiftytwo short chapters (read between changings ) one for each week of the year Lisa Groen Braner provides wise advice for new mothers and experienced mothers alike. Learn to take time for yourself and claim a few moments of peace, survive sleep deprivation, make room for romance with your partner, and tune into your "maternal wisdom."

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The Well-Rested Woman

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Written by former insomniac and longtime journalist Janet Kinosian, who cured herself by using these methods, The Well-Rested Woman offers sixty inventive ways to help any woman get a good night's sleep. Change your sleep by incorporating better habits into your daily life, such as:

  • Attuning your circadian rhythms
  • Uncovering your chronic sleep positions
  • Writing a sleep biography
  • Crying at night if you want to
  • Making friends with your nightmares
  • Using Feng Shui to bring on sleep
Filled with inspiring quotes and lists of sleep-promoting herbs and vitamins, The Well-Rested Woman is every woman's ultimate companion to a lifetime of rejuvenating, restful good nights.

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Not Another Apple for the Teacher

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Totally Riveting Utterly Entertaining Trivia
From devastating remarks made by teachers ("Addled, backward dunce" said about young Thomas Edison) to the rich and famous on campus (William Randolph Hearst kept a pet alligator at Harvard), this is a spirited and humorous collection of facts about teachers and students.
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Romancing the Stove

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Celebrated Recipes and Delicious Fun for Every Kitchen Godde

A lively and delectable tribute to the sensuous arts of cooking, loving, and living, Romancing the Stove is sure to stir the senses, and tickle the taste buds Combining crowdpleasing original recipes, mythology, and failsafe trade secrets, chef and culinary courtesan Margie Lapanja (famous for her Cowboy Cookie reciperevealed for the first time in this book) has concocted the most unique, engaging collection of mouthwatering menus and fun stories.

Romancing the Stove is a delicious read, filled with goddess tales, practical tips, fascinating food facts, divine dishes, and a fine seasoning of quotes. Lapanja reveals the pleasure of the table for everyone from skilled gourmets to the ultimate kitchen klutz. Recipes include dishes as diverse as classic Pain Perdu (known to the French as "Lost Bread")a resourceful resolution for those unloved loaves that were destined to go staleto Love Apple Linguine and Deepest, Darkest Devil's Food Cake.

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How to Live in the World and Still Be Happy

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Your Go-to Guide for Finding Happiness

Life got you down? Discover the cure to gloomy days in this book—packed with wisdom and inspiration guaranteed to bring your smile back.

The obstacles to your happiness. There are a lot of things in life that we worry and stress about. Our jobs, relationships, and possessions are important to us, and because of that, we look to them for happiness. But when they ultimately disappoint us, they act as obstacles to attaining that very happiness we thought they would bring. In this motivational book, author Hugh Prather urges readers to let go of attitudes that hold us back from experiencing happiness.

How to live a happy life. When we recognize and address the obstacles in our lives, we open the door for happiness to come in. But it doesn’t happen without putting in the work. During his years of counseling, Prather learned and developed an actual program for being happy. Through following this program, and examining our own lives, we can learn how to actively work towards achieving the happiness we all long for.

In How to Live in the World and Still Be Happy learn:

  • How to find your happy life with the help of concrete exercises
  • About the obstacles that may be standing in your way
  • The benefits of an inspirational guide that you can return to again and again

If you enjoyed books like Resisting HappinessHow to Be Happy (Or at Least Less Sad)A Year of Positive Thinking, or Get Out of Your Own Way, then your next read should be How to Live in the World and Still Be Happy by Hugh Prather.

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Retail Therapy

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Amanda Ford, the bestselling author of Be True to Yourself, now presents Retail Therapy, the ultimate guide to life through shopping Retail Therapy is a playful yet wise look at the pleasures of shopping. Amanda Ford loves to shop, and she exuberantly shares the stories of her most memorable finds the perfect pink sweater, a set of precious porcelain dishes, a dusty yet valuable antique. But she also shows how shopping allows us to examine deeper truths about our lives and what is really going on when money is spent. Chapters include "The Best Trends to Follow Are the Ones You Set Yourself," "We Never Know How Things Will Turn Out," "Be Thankful for What You Have," and "Some Places We Have to Go to Alone." Blending tales about her own experiences with life lessons, quotes, and advice, her message is ultimately about discovering your passions, taking care of yourself, and being conscious about decisions.
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Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Other Women

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Women don't need experts to tell them how to live wonderful lives; they just need to look to other women The world is full of women who can inspire other women: women who overcome seemingly impossible difficulties, women who follow their dreams into uncharted territory, women who rise to incredible heights of achievement and success, and women who are mentors on finding spiritual fulfillment, creative expression, and deep personal satisfaction in life. Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Other Women is a collection of short stories, personal anecdotes, inspirational quotes, remembrances, and even comedic one-liners whose purpose is to celebrate what women teach each other. Inspirational lecturer, business consultant, storyteller, and bestselling author BJ Gallagher lets us in on the simple but essential wisdom that women can hold for each other. By sharing the stories about the women she has encountered in all walks of life from clients, coworkers, neighbors, shopkeepers, to mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, grandmothers, and girlfriends, BJ helps reveal truths about the topics most women care about: friendship, love, sex, motherhood, food, body image, and happiness and fulfillment.
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Attitudes of Gratitude in Love

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Learn How to Deepen Your Relationship

Gratitude is the key. "We can have happier and more joy-filled relationships if we focus on what's right about them rather than what's wrong," writes M. J. Ryan in Attitudes of Gratitude in Love, the follow-up to her bestselling inspirational book Attitudes of Gratitude.

Discover amazing gratitude benefits. Gratitude is a simple, profound practice that can change your life. Research has confirmed its many emotional and physical benefits. Taking the time to notice and reflect upon good things opens our hearts, creates happiness, and restores us to a natural place where we notice what's right instead of wrong. In her characteristically down-to-earth style, Ryan helps readers use the practice of gratitude to get back in touch with why they fell in love in the first place and deepen the love between partners, no matter how long they've been together.

Find happiness and joy with positive thinking. When you find ways to be grateful every day, you experience more joy in life. Author and personal success mentor M. J. Ryan writes, "Gratitude births only positive feelings—love, compassion, joy, and hope. As we focus on what we are thankful for, fear, anger, and bitterness simply melt away, seemingly without effort." Attitudes of Gratitude in Love will teach you how to reach this positive place. The book is divided into two sections:

  • Attitudes of gratitude that bring our personal lives more joy, peace, and love
  • Simple behaviors we can begin to practice to change any relationship for the better, right this moment.

Readers of M. J. Ryan’s best-selling inspirational book Attitudes of Gratitude or personal growth books like The Book of JoyThe Gratitude Diaries, and The Happiness Project will learn more about the life-changing benefits of gratitude in Attitudes of Gratitude in Love.

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Wonderful Ways to Love a Teen

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Wonderful Ways

A Handbook and Guide to Parenting Teens

Even when your relationship appears hopelessly beyond repair, you can follow the tips in this book and rebuild a loving bond.

Learn healthy parenting habits. While there are a lot of highs to parenting, there are plenty of challenges, particularly when it comes to teens. While we were all teenagers once, we often can’t understand what our own teens are going through. But there are certain habits you can pick up that can make the teen years easier for both you and your child.

Dealing with the changes. Just because your relationship with your teen looks different doesn’t mean it’s any less meaningful. The shifts that come may seem unwelcome at first, but as you learn to adapt and respond in a way that connects with your teen rather than pushes them further away, the changes are easier to work through. Recognizing that you’re growing and learning as you go, it’s important to understand boundaries with teens, and give them the space to do their own growing.

Love them through it. Author and licensed clinical social worker Judy Ford offers honest and valuable advice to parents who feel depleted and desolate when it comes to their relationship with their teen. With gentle wisdom and a healthy dose of good humor, Ford guides parents and teenagers through one of the most difficult times in parenting. Learn how to shift the focus from the hardships and the mishaps to the joys and heartfelt moments.

Read this book by bestselling author, mother, and inspirational role model Judy Ford and discover…

  • Easy-to-follow advice for parents presented in 60 two-page essays
  • Powerful and poignant examples from true life stories
  • A how-to guide for loving your teens, even when it seems impossible

Readers of other parenting books such as Parenting Teens with Love and LogicGrown and FlownParenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety, and The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers will find a further source of wisdom in Wonderful Ways to Love a Teen.

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