365 Simple Pleasures

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365 Days of Self-Care Strategies

Aim to be the best version of yourself year round with daily arts and crafts, recipes, and pampering ideas.

Seasonal self-care. 365 Simple Pleasures makes it easier than ever to take care of yourself throughout the year. As the seasons change, so do these self-care ideas. Whether installing a low maintenance cactus garden in the summer or crafting scented candles for the holidays, these self-care activities take good care of the mind, body, and soul.

Self-care made easy. Along with easy, daily activities, author Susannah Seton explains why we enjoy each of these simple pleasures and why simple joys really do go a long way. Inside, find self-care tips and learn how to:

  • Release stress with lavender and rosemary crafts
  • Pamper yourself with a DIY spa day
  • Bake comfort foods like bread and maple candy

If you enjoyed books like The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-CareThe Self Care Prescription, or The Spirit Almanac, you’ll love 365 Simple Pleasures.  

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A World Treasury of Riddles

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Mythologist and adventurer Phil Cousineau theorizes that riddles are proverbs turned into questions. He believes telling riddles is a lost folk art. This eclectic collection of brain twisters from Leonardo da Vinci to Lewis Carroll is designed to bring the practice back to the living room. Cousineau invites readers into the peripatetic, poetic, and sweet language of riddles
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The Art of Dreaming

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Jill Mellick is ushering in a new era of dreamwork with her revolutionary approach to dream analysis through artistic expression.

Dream books that guide readers to work with their dreams invariably ask those readers to write their dreams down, or perhaps record them. The Art of Dreaming stands apart from all other dream books in that it invites readers to work with their dreams in whatever medium is most natural and beneficial to them. For some readers that might in fact be writing or talking, but for others it might be drawing or painting or working in clay or dancing or dramatizing or recreating movement or maskmaking or working in multimedia or creating poetry. This book is a beautiful integration of dreaming and creativity, one that takes readers to a place where they can work with both the essential and deep messages from their dreams.

The beautifully designed book makes use of illustrative icons to clearly indicate to readers the art medium for each activity, whether writing, drawing, painting, maskmaking, etc., giving readers the ability to go directly to the type of activity that most appeals to them.

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Expecting Baby

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Nine Months of Wonder, Reflection and Sweet Anticipation

What to Expect During One of Life’s Biggest Adventures

In a time of such wonderment, feelings of worry are common. Judy Ford’s Expecting Baby helps guide you through these very special months.

An emotional and spiritual handbook for mothers. As magical as pregnancy is, it can be an overwhelming time for many, especially for first time moms. Moms, as exciting as this time is it is extremely common for you to feel scared or worried. In this first-time mom book, author Judy Ford guides you through the ups and downs of all three trimesters, from handling new emotions to learning about your new and ever-changing body.

From morning sickness & stretchmarks to decorating, Expecting Baby has you covered. This is not just any pregnancy book, it’s a book that helps you navigate all your new and confusing feelings, both physically and emotionally. You’ll learn to sift through any troublesome glitches and find satisfaction and delight during your pregnancy. In Expecting Baby, you can learn more about:

  • Staying comfortable and encouraged during pregnancy
  • Dealing with food cravings and mood swings
  • And so much more!

If you enjoyed books like 50 Things to Do Before You Deliver, Pregnancy Day by Day, or The First-Time Moms Pregnancy Handbook, then you’ll love Expecting Baby!

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Eternally Bad

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Eternally Bad is a wickedly fun, irreverent tribute to mythological "bad girl" goddesses from around the world. Trina Robbins, one the most famous feminist cartoonists of our time, takes off the white gloves and relates the tales of twenty nasty, bitchy, totally amusing and utterly enjoyable goddesses. The earliest proponents of sexual equality, they slip mickeys into drinks, sleep with dwarves, have catfights with their sisters, get even when they get dumped, fight, kill, and generally have a great time.

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Power of Positive Choices

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Make Positive Choices with Positive Thinking

"The Power of Positive Choices shows us how to consciously choose what's best in the long run and reminds us we have choices that affect the quality of our lives and helps us create a life of joy." —Patti Breitman, author of How to Say No Without Feeling Guilty

With so much going on in the world, it’s important for us to make choices that bring us closer to the joy and meaningfulness we need and desire in our lives. The Power of Positive Choices starts with the power of positive thinking, which helps us reduce stress and enhance our wellbeing and fulfillment.

Positive thoughts lead to positive choices. The power of positive thinking translates to making positive choices, which result in less stress and more joy, and Gail McMeekin's program shows readers how to do and achieve just that!

Subtract negativity and multiply happiness. Life is too short to spend it living an unhappy life. Thus, the hard work of thinking positive thoughts and having a positive attitude to develop a positive growth mindset is both essential and transformational.

Inside, you’ll find:

  • Probing questions to encourage positive thinking and self-reflection
  • Helpful self-tests for subtracting negative habits and people from your life
  • Wisdom for making choices inspired by the power of positive thinking
  • Strategies to effectively reduce stress and live a meaningful and joy-filled life

If you liked The Power of Positive Thinking, Addicted to the Monkey Mind, Empty Out the Negative, Greater Confidence, or New Levels of Influence, you’ll love The Power of Positive Choices: Adding and Subtracting Your Way to a Great Life.

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Getting Over Getting Mad

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Learn to Control Your Anger and Improve Relationships

Is the stress of life getting you mad? It’s time for you to have difficult conversations with yourself and with those around you to overcome your anger.

Don't let anger run your life. We all have issues that weigh heavily in our lives. Living in constant conflict isn’t something that you were destined for. If anger is something that you’ve been having a hard time controlling, then this is the book for you. Judy Ford crafted this book to provide you with practical and reliable tips to help guide you on your journey from anger to peace.

Anger has its benefits. Throughout time anger has been something that people have wrestled with, and feelings of shame and guilt frequently tend to follow. But what if anger can be used to help you communicate better in your everyday relationships? Getting Over Getting Mad highlights all the places anger can occur—with self, with partners, with children and with work colleagues. Once you identify the anger you can use the tools in this book to help you talk through that anger.

Personal growth will come. When you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed, holding onto and lashing out in anger doesn’t help those already difficult situations. Judy Ford teaches us that when we choose to recognize our anger and observe (not attack) our feelings, we can free ourselves from responding negatively. We can then improve our communication with those around us.

Getting Over Getting Mad can help you take steps toward:

  • Living outside of anger
  • Communicating effectively in the relationships that mean the most to you
  • Reducing your stress

If you enjoyed books like Mindfulness for Anger Management, The Cow in the Parking Lot, or Good and Angry, then you should read Getting Over Getting Mad.

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Out of the Mouths of Babes

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Quips, Quotes, and Unforgettable Wildly Witty Women
Humorous, startling, and shocking quotations from fierce and fiery women fill the pages of this sassy little book. Out of the Mouths of Babes continues the tradition started by author Autumn Stephens in her books Wild Women and Wild Words from Wild Women. There is no lack of confidence and sense of self in these women's sayings. More than 150 outrageously entertaining quotes present mostly wellknown women in their outspoken glory. Organized into sections with titles like Gifted Gabbers, Liberated Lovers, and Brazen Biddies, Out of the Mouths of Babes is a perfect reminder to all women that the feminine spirit is alive and well
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The Ladies' Room Reader

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Every fun little fact you could ever want to know about women - what they think of marriage, how they love their pets, their favorite foods, how often they like to have sex - can be found in this easy-to-pick-up, easy-to-browse-through reader.
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Food Men Love

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One of the best ways to enhance the quality of our lives is to treat ourselves to the foods we lovethe more often, the better Kitchen Goddess Margie Lapanja interviewed hundreds of men to compile this culinary collection of their favorite meals for a oneofakind cookbook filled with recipes, fascinating food trivia, and fun stories from the kitchen.

Whether a seasoned chef, a barbecuehappy bachelor, or a loving husband, men are taking up the tongs and giving the salad spinner a whirl in increasing numbers. Among the signature recipes of esteemed chefs and kitchen wizards, there are favorite feelgood feasts of superstars, sports heroes, luminaries, grill gurus, starving artists, burger kings, and every man in between. Included in Food Men Love is Tom Cruise's favorite Linguini dish, quarterback John Elway's Hamburger Soup, star chef Mario Batali's Bucatini all 'amatriciana, basketball legend Michael Jordan's 23 Peekytoe Crab Sandwich, and former Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir's Peanut Satay Sauce. Dishes are organized by course in chapters including: Warming Up His Appetite/ Playing with Fire: Seeking Thrills with the Grrrill/ Fowl Play/ and How Sweet It Is: Treat Him to His Just Desserts.

Food Men Love provides the recipes for some alltime favorites that are sure to warm the heart of anyone.

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Giving Heart

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Gratitude and generosity go hand in handthe more we appreciate our lives, the more we want to give to others. In A Grateful Heart, M. J. Ryan provided tools for expressing thanks. In the bestselling Attitudes of Gratitude, she taught us the inner work of realizing the many blessings we take for granted. Now, in The Giving Heart, she presents her latest examination of the virtues we need to cultivate for the twentyfirst century and takes a look at generosity: what creates it, what blocks it, and what the practice of generosity can bring to our lives.

In a series of short, heartfelt essays, Ryan encourages us all to stop living from what she calls "the ledger sheet mentality" of obligatory gifting, and to begin giving from the overflow of a loving heart. She asks readers to consider where and how they are stingy as well as where they are meant to give, and to contemplate all the types of possible generosity, because the giving of time, energy, kind words, loving gestures, and forgiveness may ultimately matter more than any amount of money.

In her downtoearth, accessible style, Ryan takes us to the heart of what it means to truly give, and what that giving can do not only for the recipient, but for ourselves, as well.

As the current economic boom brings attention to altruism and "giving back" The Giving Heart shows us how to experience joy, peace, and fulfillment when we live from a place of generosity.

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It's a Chick Thing

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The millions of "Sweet Potato Queens" and "Ya-Ya" sisters speak to a growing hunger to talk about, read about, and ponder the ineffable nature of women's relationships. "It's a Chick Thing" is a collection of forty spirited stories about the special and unique times that strengthen the bonds of women's friendships and create shared history. It takes a look at women's friendship at its wildest, adventurous best -- the antics, the escapades, the risk taking, the loyalty, the irrepressible humor and merriment.

Read about Dolly Parton's escapades with her friends in high school, Fergie's and Diana's night on the town during Andrew's bachelor party, how Sharon Stone literally gave Mimi Craven the shirt off her back, and the time when Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn faced down the Coal Miner's Daughter's detractors. Readers will delight in reading about Cirque du Chien, a group of party-loving chicks who dress up like French poodles and drink French champagne. Or La Bella Mafia, a girl gang dedicated to glorious divadom who right wrongs and overdress for every occasion. "It's a Chick Thing" also includes chick resources such as "Shoo Fly Be Gone," a list of verbal comebacks for getting rid of those pesky men who interrupt your girls' nights out and "Chick Stars," an astrological guide to finding your most compatible (and incompatible) friends. There are also handy chickcentric lists including "Chicks That Rock," "Chick Reads," "Chick Flicks," and "Chick Cliques."

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Simple Pleasures for the Holidays

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Simple Pleasures

According to the Trends Research Institute, simplicity will be the social movement of the next ten years. Sure to benefit from this is the holiday season, which is more stressful than satisfying for many people. In her fourth Simple Pleasures book, author Susannah Seton shows how to find true satisfaction in the holidays by making them less expensive, less frantic, and more meaningful. Simple Pleasures for the Holidays takes an expansive approach, covering Halloween, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Chinese New Year, Hanukkah, the Mexican Day of the Dead, and Irish and Islamic holidays. The premise is that shared experience is what people value most, and the book itself a collage of inspirational stories from people around the world along with recipes, crafts, and suggestions for communal fun embodies this.

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The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women

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Sparked by her own long search for inspiration in her life and work, Gail McMeekin has worked closely with some the contemporary world's most creative women in her guide to maximizing creative energy. Over 50 of these dynamic women share their secrets to success. Through a series of interviews and conversations, the author noticed recurring themes which she refined into 12 practices any woman can use to clear obstacles, transcend the ordinary and harness her creative power.
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Simple Pleasures of the Garden

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Simple Pleasures Series

Simple Pleasures of the Garden is a treasure chest of tips, how-to's, stories, and trade secrets gathered together in one beautiful book. Organized by season, the hundreds of suggestions and recipes present a profusion of ways to celebrate the bounty of the Earth all year round.

Projects include handcrafted lotions and oils, baskets and wreaths, potpourris and floral waters, along with dozens of simple, inexpensive home decorations and easy-to-prepare recipes that utilize all of your garden's harvest. From compost tea to confetti corn chowder, Simple Pleasures of the Garden will inspire you to bestow the comforts and charms of your garden on family and friends.

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Teens with the Courage to Give

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Call to Action

Lately, troubled teens have been dominating the headlines. But there are other stories that deserve the spotlight, stories about the many teenagers who have dedicated themselves to important, socially useful volunteer work and who will lead their generation toward a more hopeful tomorrow. The fourth in Conari Press' "Call to Action" series, Teens with the Courage to Give profiles thirty amazing young people throughout the United States and Canada who overcame great personal odds to reach out and help others while healing themselves in the process. Each has founded or is linked to a nonprofit organization that is also profiled in the book, to encourage other teens to embrace volunteerism.

In these inspiring pages, to name just a few of these heroic teenagers, you'll meet an amputee who runs in the Paralympics and spurs others on with his inner resolve; the son of a cancer patient who created support groups around the country for kids with sick parents; a girl who helped her mother and younger sister as they died of aids and who is now an aids awareness and prevention volunteer; and one of the students from the Littleton, Colorado, shooting who has gone on to create a teen drop-in center.

Through their courageous first person stories, these teens show that they are part of the solution to what ails today's society. Includes an extensive resource guide of volunteer opportunities and a classroom/group discussion guide.

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Shortcuts to Success

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Absolute Best Ways to Master Your Money, Time, Health & Rela

A Recipe for Surefire Success

Motivational author and speaker Jonathan Robinson shares his advice designed to help any reader revitalize relationships, enhance health, and achieve a peak-performance life.

Learn to master every part of your life. It is more important than ever to master certain skills in life. However, in an era of such constant change, life can be overwhelming. Best-selling author and motivational speaker Jonathan Robinson has the exact tools and methods to overcome life’s hurdles and make your life better in almost every way. With Shortcuts to Success, you can build your confidence, self-esteem, and learn to stay motivated on the path to overall success.

Create better habits for success and self-care. Whether it is about your career, health, or relationships, Robinson has a way to help you better your life. He reminds us that life comes in days, and if we can master each day at a time through creating beneficial yet life-changing habits, we can relieve stress in the long term and improve our lifestyles.

In Shortcuts to Success, learn more about:

  • Mastering time management skills
  • Avoiding any illness, even the cold or flu
  • Creating lifelong friends and contacts
  •  And so much more!

If you enjoyed books like The Art of Saying No, Weekly Habits for Extraordinary Leaders, or True You, then you’ll feel empowered with Shortcuts to Success.

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Bedtime

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365 Meditations and Celebrations
What is sacred living? It is aligning our living with the rhythms of the Earth and recognising that those rhythms are sacred. This text offers an affirmation for each day of the year and includes hundreds of simple suggestions, meditations, and celebrations that can make the ordinary extraordinary.
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