"Home," writes Susannah Seton. "There are few words that carry such potent feelings. It's the place where we can let down our hair, loosen our clothes, put our feet up. It's where those we love most share in the ordinariness and extraordinariness of our days. It's the place many of us spend lifetimes trying to get back to. As the proverb goes, it's where our hearts are. Simple Pleasures of the Home is for everyone who has the nesting impulse from passionate and accomplished home decorators to anyone who simply enjoys domestic downtime. Organized room by room, the book includes dozens of simple activities for bringing the family together, creative ideas for pampering yourself and loved ones, easy-to-follow instructions for making aromatherapy products, tips for candlemaking, and comfortfood recipes As the proverb goes, it's where our hearts are."
By Will Glennon
In The Collected Wisdom of Fathers, bestselling author Will Glennon encourages and supports men in building a bridge to their children. Based on the experiences of hundreds of fathers.
The Collected Wisdom of Fathers is an original and poignant collection of true stories and suggestions that provides fathers with the essential tools and advice they need. By passing on important lessons others fathers have learned in their own journeys, from staying connected even when physically separated, to listening in ways that allow children to know they are being heard, to simply showing deep love and respect. The Collected Wisdom of Fathers is an original and inspirational book for fathers everywhere.
Communication Miracles at Work is about experiencing breakthrough moments of connectedness and understanding with coworkers, managers, staff members, and clients. Developed out of Matthew Gilbert's experience as an employee, communication consultant, manager, and facilitator, Communication Miracles at Work will help readers develop effective communication and relationshipbuilding skills for achieving workplace harmony.
Topics include the "corporate culture" and how it enhances or hinders the ability of people to get along, the role of stress in ineffective communication, issues of gender in talking and listening, and how to use good communication in everyday situations. Readers are carefully guided toward seeing their own personal obstacles around communicating and are given effective tools on how to make almost any workplace encounter an opportunity for personal and spiritual growth.
This book is for anyone who wants to have a better daytoday experience at work, reaching out to people wherever they are on the corporate ladder, from those just entering the workforce to more experienced workers to managers and CEOs.
Affirmations and Meditations for Confidence
Women Empowerment. The Woman's Book of Confidence is a little book with a big message. We can reclaim our dreams, tap into our intuitive wisdom, and find the strength to live fearlessly each and every day. In dozens of short entries, author and psychotherapist Sue Patton Thoele offers meditations, affirmations, and true stories, including deeply personal, often humorous, revelatory stories of her own rocky path of personal growth.
Powerful Affirmations and Meditations. Confidence is not some big, abstract “out there” thing, accessible only to movie stars, brainiacs, and billionaires. It’s the stuff daily life is made of. Sue inspires and encourages us to find and grow our own confidence. Her collection of supportive meditations and affirmations will help you trust yourself emotionally and spiritually.
A Self-Help Book for Strong Women. Thoele is on a mission to help each and every woman uncover her own authentic self and tap into her wellspring of wisdom and self-confidence. Thoele offers practical tools and gentle guidance to help us become confident women, such as:
- Weaving a safety net
- Befriending our fears
- Accepting what is
Readers of motivational and inspirational books for women like I've Been Thinking..., Journey to the Heart, or Each Day a New Beginning will love The Woman's Book of Confidence.
Jackie Waldman, the author of The Courage to Give and Teens with the Courage to Give, now presents the stories of fortytwo incredible teachers and the ways they went beyond the call of duty to make a difference in the lives of their students.
In these inspiring pages you'll meet Trish Hill, a teacher from Ft. Worth, Texas, who underwent radiation and chemotherapy without missing a day of school because her first graders gave her energy and courage/ and Alison Frost, a drama teacher in Houston who makes casting decisions knowing that the role may be better for the student than the student for the role. Then there's Francis Mustapha, a teacher born in a small village in Africa, who teaches in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and used a student's suicide to create an opportunity for other students to succeed. Through their courageous firstperson stories, these men and women prove that teachers are true everyday heroes.
"Each of us remembers the teacher who made a difference in our lifethat special person who has given us a glimpse of what we may accomplish or who we may become. By honoring teachers, and learning their lessons, we will cocreate a safer, kinder world." Jackie Waldman
A Gift Guide Full of Ideas for Giving from the Heart
Stumped on what to give a loved one? Mary Beth Sammons is here to help. Giving meaningful gifts is made easy with Gifts with Heart. Your eyes will be opened to the many ways in which you can give of yourself through heartfelt gifts.
Concrete suggestions for getting started. When giving gifts to loved ones, we want them to be meaningful—whether they be birthday gifts or out-of-the-blue thinking-of-you tokens of our love and appreciation. Throughout this book, Sammons offers ideas for how to give with the kind of thought and emotion that doesn’t come with gifts bought from the shopping mall. From writing the story of your grandparents’ life, to creating homemade ornaments depicting fun memories, give your loved ones the gift that keeps on giving with the keen insight and compassionate help found in Sammon’s book.
Inspirational stories of giving. Of course, meaningful gifts don’t have to be material. Sometimes, the best thing we can give another person is being there for them when they are in need. In Gifts with Heart, Sammons presents a number of heartwarming stories of giving. Each of the motivational stories demonstrates how small kindnesses can go a long way in helping and touching the hearts of others—and encourage us to go out and share our own gifts of love and compassion with others.
In Gifts with Heart learn more about:
- How to give gifts infused with meaning
- The impact that giving of yourself can have on others
- The many different ways to show your appreciation for those you love
If you enjoyed books like How Can I Help?, Love Does, Find Your Artistic Voice, or The Kindness Challenge, then you will want to own Gifts with Heartby Mary Beth Sammons.
Beautifully illustrated and filled with suggestions for storytime activities, quiet games, and playful songs and rhymes, Night-Night will turn bedtime into a special part of the day. There are activities to help develop language and number skills and activities that will inspire cognitive and creative thinking, as well as suggestions on how to help children relax. Instead of reading a book, MacGregor suggests telling personal stories tailored to the child's individuality, such as tales about when the child was little or adventures the parent had as a child. She also proposes activities to make bedtime more exciting, such as playing hokey-pokey to get under the covers and making up rhymes to accompany the actions of snuggling into bed.
Daily Reflections on Love
The meaning and magic of love. Love is one of the most powerful forces we can experience in this world. It touches us in unexpected and profound ways each day, but it can also confuse and confound us at times. Bestselling author and beloved emotional healer Daphne Rose Kingma, dubbed “The Love Doctor,” writes with startling clarity on the subject of love and its many facets. She guides readers through the various elements and expressions of love with each page of this book.
Reflect on the love in your life. There is love to be found in each day of our lives if we know how to look for and practice it. Kingma provides daily meditations for each day of the year, perfect for starting or finishing our days. By reflecting on the words she shares about love, we are provided with a guide for living out the journey of life with a heart brimming with compassion.
Find inspiration each day. Each day brings with it a new opportunity to share in and spread love. With the help of Kingma’s words, readers are able to see clearly the many-faceted possibilities that love brings. This little book serves to inspire, affirm, remind, encourage, support, and comfort each person who picks it up. With her characteristic prose and warmhearted style, Kingma has crafted a source of love in it of itself to be shared with readers of all ages.
Open up Daphne Rose Kingma’s 365 Days of Love and discover…
- A reflection for every day of the year with a fresh perspective on love
- Clarity on how to see love in its many forms
- An inspiring book for couples and individuals alike offering insight on self-love and outward love
If you’ve read other books on practicing love such as Hold Me Tight, Journey to the Heart, Loving Bravely, and Eight Dates, you’ll enjoy Daphne Rose Kingma’s reflections on love in 365 Days of Love.
The Art of Living Well Year-Round
An abundant sourcebook of ideas, inspirational quotes, recipes, and activities, Simple Pleasures shows you how to appreciate the simple things that make up your daily life.
Secrets to happiness. Happiness in today’s frantic world is to learn how to enjoy less than we can afford. Rediscover the pleasures our grandparents knew when life was quieter and slower. When children without TVs knew how to amuse themselves. When pleasures were made not bought and enjoyed all the more because of it. From the recipe for a homemade herbal bath to quick and easy recommendations for an instant room makeover, the suggestions collected in this book offer a new appreciation for the everyday activities that nurture and comfort you.
Self-care made easy. Organized seasonally and full of touching stories, practical tips, and dozens of satisfying crafts, Simple Pleasures is both a guide to and a celebration of the art of living well. Inside, find self-care tips and learn how to:
- Make your own perfume and body lotion
- Create old fashioned sachets
- Bake the world’s best cookies
If you enjoyed other books in the Simple Pleasures series by Susannah Seton such as 365 Simple Pleasures, Simple Pleasures of the Home, and Simple Pleasures for the Holidays or books like The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care, The Self Care Prescription, or The Spirit Almanac, you’ll love 365 Simple Pleasures.
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-Care, The Self Care Prescription, or The Spirit Almanac, you’ll love 365 Simple Pleasures.
By Jill Mellick
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.