The Very Secret Sex Lives of Medieval Women

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What Was Sex Like for a Medieval Woman?

“Wickedly entertaining, informative and thought-provoking. An insightful, modern look at the lives of women as they were.” –– Dr. Markus Kerr, PhD, MDR.

#1 New Release in Etiquette Guides & Advice

An inside look at sexual practices in medieval times. Were medieval women slaves to their husband's desires, jealously secured in a chastity belt in his absence? Was sex a duty or could it be a pleasure? Did a woman have a say about her own female sexuality, body, and who did or didn’t get up close and personal with it? No. And yes. It’s complicated.

Romance, courtship, and behind closed doors. The intimate lives of medieval women were as complex as for modern women. They loved and lost, hoped and schemed, were lifted up and cast down. They were hopeful and lovelorn. Some had it forced upon them, others made aphrodisiacs and dressed for success. Some were chaste and some were lusty. Having sex was complicated. Not having sex, was even more so.

Inside The Very Secret Sex Lives of Medieval Women, a fascinating book about life during medieval times, you will discover tantalizing true stories about medieval women and a myriad of historical facts. Learn about:

  • The true experiences of women from all classes, including women who made history
  • The dos and don’ts in the bedroom
  • Sexy foods and how to have them
  • All you need to know for your wedding night, and well as insider medical advice
  • How to get pregnant (and how not to), and more

Fans of The Time Traveller’s Guide to Medieval England, Medieval Women and Terry Jonses’s Medieval Lives will meet real women and hear their voices in The Very Secret Sex Lives of Medieval Women.

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Your Leadership Moment

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Leading Every Moment

Each of us has the potential for a leadership moment. Reading this book will help you find yours.” —Dr. Marty Linsky, faculty at Harvard Kennedy School & author of The Practice of Adaptive Leadership

#1 New Release in Business & Money Skills and Office Management

You face leadership moments every day. Would you recognize a leadership moment if it came your way? Would you know what to do when it did?

You can be a leader. Your Leadership Moment brings adaptive leadership to life for novices and advanced leadership practitioners alike. The framework it provides draws on the extensive personal research, travel, conversations, and reflections of author Eric Martin, a prominent leadership expert. His  quest to democratize leadership has taken him around the world―from the White House and corporate boardrooms to the foothills of the Himalayas. Through poignant stories of both success and failure, Your Leadership Moment teaches what’s possible when people discover the capacity and courage to lead regardless of identity, history, or access to power and financial capital.

You can change the world. Your Leadership Moment is an unforgettable account of the democratizing leadership of three ordinary people leading extraordinary change. It’s an exciting expansion of Adaptive Leadership―an unconventional and provocative leadership practice developed at Harvard University―that can help anyone learn to lead. It provides practical tools and techniques to discover and leverage your own leadership moments in the service of creating a more beautiful world.

In this book you’ll understand:

  • A Leadership Moment and the key concepts of Adaptive Leadership
  • How to stop solving the wrong problems and start solving the right problems
  • How to think politically and mobilize others to make real, positive change

Readers of leadership books like The Practice of Adaptive LeadershipLeadership on the Line, or Immunity to Change should read Your Leadership Moment.

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Find the Helpers

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Overcoming Grief Through the Humanity of Others

“This book offers powerful and heartening lessons on how we can help one another move forward and build a safer, more just world.” ―Gabby Giffords

#1 New Release in Grief & Loss

Fred Guttenberg loved watching Mr. Rogers with his daughter and son when they were little. Their favorite wisdom was: In the midst of tragedy and catastrophe, find the helpers.

"Always look for the helpers. There will always be helpers. Because if you look for the helpers, you’ll know there’s hope." ―Fred Rogers, 1999

Life changed forever on Valentine's Day 2018. What was to be a family day celebrating love turned into a nightmare. Thirty-four people were shot at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Jaime Guttenberg, a fourteen-year-old with a huge heart, was the second to last victim. That she and so many of her fellow students were struck down in cold blood galvanized many to action, including Jaime’s father Fred who has become an activist dedicated to passing common sense gun safety legislation.

Fred was already struggling with deep personal loss. Four months earlier his brother Michael died of 9/11 induced pancreatic cancer. He had been exposed to too much dust and chemicals at Ground Zero. Michael battled heroically for nearly five years and then died at age fifty.

This book is not about gun safety or Parkland. Instead, it tells the story of Fred Guttenberg’s journey since Jaime’s death and how he has been able to get through the worst of times thanks to the kindness and compassion of others. Good things happen to good people at the hands of other good people─and the world is filled with them. They include everyone from amazing gun violence survivors Fred has met around the country to former VP Joe Biden, who spent time talking to him about finding mission and purpose in learning to grieve.

If you've read books such as Eyes to the WindHaben, or The Beauty in Breaking, then you'll love Find the Helpers.

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Affirm Your Life

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Renew Your Life

Align with what really matters. Do you find yourself detached from your greater purpose in life? Do you need a motivation boost? Should you realign yourself with what truly matters? Take a breath. Sometimes we are so caught up with getting things done, we forget that what truly matters is getting the right things done. It’s time to reset. Time to remind yourself about the things that bring you inspiration, purpose, and fulfilment.

A guided journal to help you find answers. For those needing to refresh themselves, rediscover what they most want, and get inspired, Affirm Your Life is your go-to source. Learning gratitude is an invitation for this type of wisdom. This guided journal contains thought-provoking writing prompts to help you dig deep and find the answers—and corresponding actions—you are searching for.

Each chapter features a true story and lesson inspired by the author of the timeless book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and guidance on how you can apply this wisdom to your own life. The lessons in this book are accompanied by confidence-boosting affirmations and inspirational quotes that will assist you on your journey to peace and purpose.

With the timeless teachings in this book, the Affirm Your Life journal will guide you to:

  • Rediscover your “why”
  • Learn to think abundantly and live in gratitude
  • Build seven powerful practices to help you accomplish your dreams

If you have been inspired by journals such as Getting to GoodThe Gratitude Journal for Women, or Start Where You Are, you will love Affirm Your Life, a guided journal inspired by the wisdom of Stephen M. R. Covey.

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A Modern Approach to the Birds and the Bees

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How to Raise a Sexually Healthy, Safe, and Informed Child in Our Modern World

A Modern Approach to the Birds and the Bees is the only book you’ll need for teaching sex education... —Amanda DeLis-Mireles, mother of four (ages 4–17) and teacher

#1 New Release in Human Sexuality and Health Education & Teaching

This book enables parents to engage in effective age-appropriate, evidence-based, integrated discussions with their children to optimize sexual health and reduce risk behaviors.

Raise sexually healthy kids. As parents, we want our children to be armed with scientifically accurate sexual education. But many of us lack the information, tools, and skill to be able to effectively engage in these complex conversations with our children. This book is an essential tool for parents, informing them about key issues surrounding sexual health so that they are better equipped to engage in age-appropriate, evidence-based, informed discussions with their children that improve sexual health and reduce risk behaviors throughout their lives.

Help your kids through puberty and beyond. Dr. Pickering knows that your children are going to face unique and difficult issues as they grow up. To help you prepare, A Modern Approach to the Birds and the Bees covers controversial and sensitive topics, diving into questions that many parents are afraid to ask. The chapters are written in an accessible format that will be easy for parents to understand and pass on to their kids. This book also takes an inclusive approach to sex education, capturing the unique concerns and questions related to modern sexuality, including:

  • Issues related to social media and the internet
  • Topics such as consent and personal safety
  • Unique concerns in the LGBTQ+ community

Parents looking for age-appropriate books on sexuality and puberty like Celebrate Your Body (and Its Changes, Too!), Growing Up Great!Boys & Sex, and Girls & Sex will love the scientifically based educational tools in A Modern Approach to the Birds and the Bees.

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Behind the Kingdom's Veil

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Witness the Mysterious World of Saudi Arabia

“A fascinating account of the significant changes underway in Saudi Arabia based on years of excellent reporting on the ground in the Kingdom.” ―Bruce Riedel, director of the Brookings Institution Intelligence Project and author of Kings and Presidents: Saudi Arabia and the United States Since FDR

#1 New Release in Saudi Arabia History

Take a deep dive behind the veils and walls of one of the world’s most secretive countries.

Few have first-hand knowledge of Saudi Arabia. Now, Susanne Koelbl, award-winning journalist for the German news magazine Der Spiegel, unveils many secrets of this mysterious kingdom. For years she traveled the Middle East, and recently lived in Riyadh during the most dramatic changes since the country’s founding. She has cultivated relationships on every level of Saudi society and is equally at ease with ultra-conservative Wahhabi preachers, oppositionists, and women from all walks of life.

  • Have breakfast with Royal Highnesses, meet Osama bin Laden’s bomb-making trainer, enter palaces of secret service chiefs
  • Listen to intimate conversations with women about their newly offered freedoms
  • Get to know journalist Jamal Khashoggi
  • View an in-depth portrait of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS)

Open the black box that is Saudi Arabia. Become an eyewitness to the country’s inner workings. Learn about the not-so-obvious facts of its history, politics, and customs. Understand the intricate and often hidden power relations within the kingdom.

If you have read books such as Robert Lacey’s Inside the Kingdom, Bradley Hope’s Blood and Oil, or Kim Ghattas’s Black Wave, this book should be your next read.

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Emotionfull

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Experience the Therapeutic Benefits of Emotional Self-Care

Emotionfull is a collection of tips, reminders, and advice from a mental illness and low self-esteem survivor who has learned beneficial techniques that focus on valuing her own feelings and listening to her inner needs.

Value your feelings. We can get overwhelmed by our own emotions. Though there's nothing wrong with what we're feeling, we all struggle with how best to face stress, anxiety, sadness, and even excitement sometimes. Emotionfull helps us process difficult emotions, one by one, and allows us the space to focus on them in a way that's healthy. Author Lauren Woods, creator of The Positive Page platform, has struggled with mental health and low self-esteem herself, so she comes to readers with experience and kindness in overcoming some of the daily challenges these struggles bring.

Listen to your needs. Once we accept and process our emotions, we are better able to understand what our inner needs are. All aspects of our health deserve time and attention, but more often than not, we put more emphasis on physical health. This book is a reminder to look inside and make sure we're addressing how we feel, not just how we look. It's a tangible reminder and guide for taking care of your mental health. Full of tips, advice, and self-care ideas, it shows us how to improve self-esteem and prioritize our emotional health.

Open up Emotionfull and learn more about:

  • Methods for working through overwhelming feelings
  • Stress-free ways to have difficult conversations about mental health
  • Self-care tips focused on emotional needs
  • How to recognize self-worth and build confidence

If you were helped by books like You Can Do All ThingsIt's OK to Feel Deeply, or Start Where You Are, then you'll want to experience the therapeutic benefits of Emotionfull.

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Prayers for Healing

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Daily Meditations and Prayers from Around the World 

“...I hope that people of all faiths as well as those who do not believe in a religion will find inspiration and understanding here that in some way contributes to their own inner peace. And I pray that through that inner peace they too will become better human beings and help create a happier, more peaceful world.” —The Dalai Lama

#1 New Release in Buddhism, Sacred Writings

Discover the power to heal through many meditation and prayer voices. This interfaith book provides insight from various religious and cultural texts that touches on our pain and inspires the healer within all of us to be reminded of hope and faith so that we may live a deeper, more meaningful, and fully self-expressed life.

Create a tapestry of comfort and inspiration. Maggie Oman creates a healing space for readers in her deeply spiritual book Prayers for Healing: 365 Blessings, Poems, & Meditations from Around the World. During moments that are filled with despair, illnesses, depression, or spiritual longing, Prayers for Healing draws on the power of wise and healing devotionals for reflection and deep mediation.

Embrace physical, emotional, and spiritual transformation. Prayers for Healing demonstrates the transformative nature woven through the power of prayer and wisdom, drawing from a select collection of influential spiritual leaders, philosophers and thinkers of our time that include:

  • The Tao Te Ching 
  • The Koran 
  • The Torah 
  • Native American texts 
  • The Bible 
  • Thich Nhat Hanh 
  • Wendell Berry 
  • Jack Kornfield 
  • Rumi 
  • Rainer Maria Rilke 
  • Marian Wright Edelman 
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. 
  • Marianne Williamson 

If you have found that works such as Prayers That Bring HealingEarth PrayersPrayers of Hope for CaregiversPrayers for Hard Times, or Prayers for Hope and Healing have brought inspiration into your life, then this book is an invitation to cementing your inner healer. 

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The Future of Science is Female

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Women Scientists and Entrepreneurs You Should Know

“A book that is sure to inspire a new generation of girls in STEM. Educational and inspiring!”Felicia Day, New York Times bestseller, American actress, gamer, writer, web series creator, and queen of the geeks.

#1 New Release in Teen & Young Adult Inventions and History of Science and Biographies.

From saving the oceans to improving the rehabilitation and job prospects of people struggling in prison, these badass female scientists and entrepreneurs are changing the world.

Take a look at what the future holds—and how women are making it better. In The Future of Science is Female, author and award-winning journalist Zara Stone shares the fascinating, complicated stories of how a diverse group of powerful women got started—from the perspective of those still working it out as they go along. Take 22-year old Dominique Barnes, a female hero of the oceans. She was worried about all the dolphins and whales killed during shrimp farming, so the marine biologist created a tasty, affordable plant-based shrimp alternative. And she's just one of the sheroes you will discover in The Future of Science is Female.

Real encouragement and inspiration for today's amazing girls. Forget the "ivory tower" of accomplishment. Learn about the drama, tears, and adventures everyday women heroes face as they race to fix everything the world has messed up. The Future of Science is Female inspires future female founders of the world to turn their dreams into reality. In this book, learn about:

  • Kimberlie Le and her edible synthesized fungi that tastes just like your favorite seafood
  • Pree Walia's Nailbot, a portable printer that prints nail art from a cellphone and encourages girls to join STEM programs

Readers of inspiring books about strong women like The Book of Awesome WomenGalaxy Girls, and Girls Who Run the World will love The Future of Science is Female.

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The Tao of Influence

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How to Become a Great Leader

By translating The Tao Te Ching into simple steps for greater influence, Karen has created a powerful tool for today’s leaders.” —Andrea Menard, Métis Song Keeper

Wall Street Journal Bestseller and #1 New Release in Eastern Philosophy, Taoism

People are yearning to make an impact and create much needed change. Building a business, starting a movement, generating a new initiative in the workplace, creating change within a family, or supporting a non-profit enterprise in the community? People want to be part of the solution. Author Karen McGregor believes the 4000-year-old “Four Pillars of Influence” of the Tao Te Ching may be the key.

A unique leadership skills book. The Tao of Influence stands apart as a business book. It speaks ancient wisdom to the modern-day leader, while providing practical and tangible actions that lead to high levels of sustainable influence and positive power. Discover an easy-to-follow roadmap to creating lasting change in your workplace, community, and family, while navigating chaotic and demanding environments.

The power of influence to create much needed change. As “old world” manipulation, hidden agendas, control and greed crumble, people are seeking replacements. The Tao of Influence fills the gap between old and new world influence through the teachings and applications of the 4000-year-old wisdom of Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu.

Positive vibes and how to influence others. Author Karen McGregor is an international keynote and TEDx speaker, and a guide to thousands of entrepreneurs and professionals seeking to become more influential leaders. In this book each chapter begins with a quote from the Tao Te Ching that connects with that chapter’s theme, then concludes with reflections and recommended actions. Learn to:

  • Handle challenges and difficult people
  • End the dynamic that heightens power struggles and destroys influence
  • Create stillness and space to generate authentic power

If you have read books such as WeconomyLeaders Eat LastRadical CandorDifficult Conversations, or Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth, you will want to read and learn from Karen McGregor’s The Tao of Influence.

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The Twelve Gifts from the Garden

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A Garden View of Anne Morrow Lindbergh's Gift from the Sea

“This book is a feast, a dream, a wondrous adventure….—Sherry Richert Belul, founder of Simply Celebrate and author of Say It Now.

#1 New Release in Philosophy, Consciousness & Thought, Tropical Climate Gardening, and Botany.

During a tropical storm. In the aftermath of chemotherapy. In the midst of marital discord. These are among the times author Charlene Costanzo found comfort, joy, hope, and healing on Sanibel Island. Now, comes a collection of insightful life-guiding reflections inspired by the tropical botanicals of her precious flower garden.

Life lessons and line art in the tropics. In the tradition of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Charlene finds awe in the bounty of seashells along the Florida shoreline. But, it’s the foliage in Sanibel’s botanical garden that brings daily reflections and lesson-bearing messages.

Translating the beauty of botany. If you look closely, plants sprout with willpower and bloom with determination. Drawing from the beautiful nature of trees and flowers, Charlene crafts garden-inspired messages from her experiences with healing and understanding. Inside, find quotes, reflections, and bonus material:

  • Pen-and-ink line drawings with illustrations of flowers, leaves, and garden plants
  • Charlene’s Twelve Gifts resource and lessons learned in the garden
  • An epilogue from two other locales─Sedona, AZ and St. John, VI

Relaxing garden gift or beach gift. If you’re exploring the secret life of trees or the beauty of a cut flower garden, this environmentalist memoir is a great addition to any shelf of nature books. A combination of garden book and meditation book, Twelve Gifts from the Garden is both an ode to ecology and a collection of healing, discoveries, and epiphanies.

Looking for Anne Lamott books, gardener gifts, or inspirational gifts for women―or enjoyed bestsellers like Braiding Sweetgrass or The Hidden Life of Trees―then Twelve Gifts from the Garden is your next read!

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Chicken Little, Come Out! The Sky Is Not Falling!

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Calm Your Child’s Fear and Anxiety with Chicken Little 

This new take on the classic folktale is designed to help children identify and normalize their worries, fears, and anxieties. With the help of some barnyard friends, Chicken Little, Come Out. The Sky is NOT Falling! fosters mental health awareness and provides strategies for improved coping. 

Featuring a fun-filled barn, fluffy farm animals, and a few mental health advocates. There’s a barn full of Chicken Little characters, but they don’t want to come out. It’s scary out there and they fear the sky is falling! But, with a lot of teamwork and a little help from Chicken Little, together they can calm their fears and phobias. All they need are the right behavioral stress reduction tools! 

A colorful animal story about mental health for kids. Chicken Little is confronting common fears and helping children with anxiety in a charming and new way. Using beautifully illustrated, relatable farm animals from the Chicken Little story, Psychiatric Social Worker, Dr. Winchester-Vega offers ways to manage and normalize children's mental health and foster conversation and understanding. Inside, find coping skills, strategies, and two bonus resources for parents, educators and caregivers working with children with anxiety.  

If you enjoyed books like What to Do When You Worry Too MuchWilma Jean the Worry Machine, or Wemberly Worried, then you and your child will love Chicken Little, Come Out. The Sky is NOT Falling!  

and helping children with anxiety in a charming and new way. Using beautifully illustrated, relatable farm animals from the Chicken Little story, Psychiatric Social Worker, Dr. Winchester-Vega offers ways to manage and normalize children's mental health and foster conversation and understanding. Inside, find coping skills, strategies, and two bonus resources for parents, educators and caregivers working with children with anxiety.  

If you enjoyed books like What to Do When You Worry Too Much, Wilma Jean the Worry Machine, or Wemberly Worried, then you and your child will love Chicken Little, Come Out. The Sky is NOT Falling!  

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Movie Quotes for Special Occasions

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Great Movie Quotes for Life’s Special Moments

If you enjoyed 1001 Movies You Must See Before You DieWhat If? or Movie Quotes for All Occasions, you'll love Movie Quotes for Special Occasions.

Move Quotes Are Classic: Whether it’s CasablancaCabaretClueless, or The Cable Guy, you probably have favorite flicks you often quote. And it’s true, “We’ll always have Paris.” From A Man Called Horse to Zoolander and everything in between, our beloved films have excellent writing and memorable dialogue; we have talented Hollywood screenwriters to thank for the brilliant one-liners we love. Movie quotes have become an integral part of our culture and expression.

Special Quotes for Special Occasions: The movie quotes that often show up on “best of” lists rarely lend themselves to important moments in life. On how many special occasions can you say “May the Force be with you”? Open up most movie quote lists or books and you’re likely to see “Play it again, Sam,” or “There’s no place like home.” Yet there are so many lines just under the radar that are the stuff of pure poetry and sheer genius. That’s where cinephile and true movie buff James Scheibli comes in! In Movie Quotes for Special Occasions, he has scoured the movies of the world to track down the most fitting and fabulous movie quotes for every special occasion.

Fitting for Any Speech, Toast, or Card: From graduations to birthdays to wedding toasts to golden anniversaries, film scholar James Scheibli provides cinematic quotes that are moving, memorable, inspirational, and deeply meaningful. These quips, quotes, and scene-stealing lines do more than just remind us of the movies they came from. They transcend their stories and enrich your life. Whether from blockbuster megahits or forgotten indies, Movie Quotes for Special Occasions has the right quote for the right occasion.

Movie Quotes for Special Occasions is a great movie lover gift, anniversary gift, or coffee table book for your friends and family to enjoy.

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Black Brave Beautiful

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Badass Black Girl

A Girl Power Coloring Book for Teens, Tweens, and Black Young Ladies

The cool companion to MJ Fievre’s life guide Badass Black Girl is finally here. Black Brave Beautiful is a coloring book for girls jam-packed with intricate designs and empowering quotes from notable Black figures.

We all know Black girls rock—but they also relax. Coloring books for teens are a great way to get inspired, relieve stress, and now—unleash your inner badass In this unique coloring book, teen girls can relax by coloring soothing images of some of their favorite things, like mandalas, animals, flowers, sweets, and more. A girl's coloring book like no other, Black Brave Beautiful provides stress relief alongside words of encouragement to make the perfect addition to any collection of young adult and girl power coloring books.  

Quotes for black women and girls to unleash creativity. With this coloring book, black girls can finally color and shade in a palette of their own choosing. A twist on traditional  teen coloring books, Black Brave Beautiful urges girls and women to gain self-confidence through inspirational quotes from notable and visionary Black women while colorfully guiding them in the direction of their dreams.  Inside, young girls will find excerpts from inspirational books and quotes by badass Black women like:

  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Gabby Douglas
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Maya Angelou
  • And more!

If you’re looking for a quotes book for women tailored to young girls, or enjoy African-American coloring books or teen coloring books for girls—like Color My Fro, An Inspiration Coloring Book for Everyone, or An African American Coloring Book for Girls—then you’ll love, Black Brave Beautiful.

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Cleanse Your Body, Reveal Your Soul

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Discover A Life-Changing Detoxification and Rejuvenation Therapy

Psychiatrist Judith E. Pentz, MD, travels to Nagpur, India, to study 5000-year-old Ayurvedic Panchakarma detoxification and rejuvenation therapy in a quest to provide enhanced holistic wellness treatment for her patients.

A change at the cellular level. Part travel memoir and part spiritual guide, Cleanse Your Body and Reveal Your Soul is one woman’s transformative quest with Ayurvedic Panchakarma (a fivefold detoxification treatment involving massage, herbal therapy, and other procedures) and the profound shifts that led to some sustainable, substantial life changes. Dissatisfied with a mainstream psychiatric practice, Dr. Pentz heads to India, where she undergoes an ancient, rejuvenating cleanse.

The tools and practices of Panchakarma. Dr. Pentz’s narrative offers a compassionate and compelling path for Western audiences and the Ayurveda-curious. Complete with healing oils, Ayurvedic daily rituals, and yoga poses, she supplements her journey with tips about preventive lifestyle changes that promote sustainable well-being.

Inside, find definitions, quizzes and wisdom, as well as chapters like:

  • Cellular Shift: the science behind Panchakarma and cellular change
  • Food As Medicine: tips about one of the central tenets of Ayurveda, food is healing, and maintaining an Ayurvedic diet
  • The Dish on Doshas: facts that illuminate concepts around the three doshas—vata, pitta, kapha—your constitutional and functional intelligence

If you have benefited from books like Ayurveda Beginner's GuideThe Ayurvedic Self-Care HandbookBody Thrive, or Ayurveda and Panchakarma, then Cleanse Your Body and Reveal Your Soul should be your next read.

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I Believe in Me

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Learn about Self-Love and Self-Care With Soolooka

“I Believe in Me is an honest and encouraging companion for anyone seeking inspiration on the journey to self-love.” ―Tori Press, author of I Am Definitely, Probably Enough (I Think)

A collection of illustrations and comics to cheer you up when life has you down.

A little world of positive mental attitude. No one is all darkness or all light. But sometimes it can feel like we’re walking with a dark cloud over our heads. So, how can we find a spark of joy? Follow author Soolooka through 150 hopeful illustrations to help you overcome bad days and negative thoughts.

Cool cartoons that cheer you on. Featuring old and new comics from Reiki master and Instagram illustrator Cheng Chi Sing (a.k.a Soolooka), this short and sweet guidebook is here to help you find joy when you are feeling lonely or anxious. Self-help manuals are often overwhelming and intimidating for someone who just needs a boost during stress. This friendly companion helps you cheer up with quick tips and easy exercises that encourage positive thinking. Beloved Soolooka characters help you:

  • Recognize the spectrum of your emotions, because it’s okay to not be okay
  • See a different perspective of the same situation, along with new solutions
  • Take that small, first step into a healthier frame of mind

If you enjoyed cute and funny cartoon characters in books like How to Be Happy (Or at Least Less Sad)You Can Do All Things, or Hyperbole and a Half, then I Believe In Me is the next comic you will love reading.

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Lose It Forever

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Lose Weight and Keep It Lost 

“A must-read primer for anyone who has worked hard to lose weight and wants to keep it off.”—Tamilee Webb, MA, star of Buns of Steel 

Don't rely on your neighbor's latest gym stories or diet fad. Lose It Forever is a cutting-edge self-help book based on data from the National Weight Control Registry. Inside, you’ll learn what’s worked for the thousands of others trying to lose weight fast—and keep it there. 

Proven weight-loss and maintenance strategies. Despite the overflowing bookshelves of dieting tips and health books, the U.S. remains the most overweight country in the world. Most people who work towards successful fat loss just gain weight back a few weeks later. And frankly, many of us are just always hungry or overeating. So, what’s unique about those who succeed? The answer is buried deep in the archives at the Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center, home to the largest study of successful long-term weight loss maintenance. 

Learn how to make the life changes you need. The National Weight Control Registry includes data from more than ten-thousand individuals about their weight, nutrition and fitness habits, and weight management strategies. This is where Jason Karp comes in—a nationally-certified coach, medical doctor devoted to healthy living, and the founder of the REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ certification program. In his unique food book, he boils data down into actionable tips and wellness strategies for your everyday life. Inside, you’ll learn that not all carbs are bad, eating can increase energy, and maintainable ways to: 

  • Monitor your fats, carbohydrates, and protein
  • Exercise (a lot!) daily  
  • Control your calorie intake with diets that work 

If you enjoy nutrition books, healthy eating books, or fitness books—like Mini Habits for Weight Loss, Why We Get Fat, or Good Calories, Bad Calories—then you’ll love Lose It Forever

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Mindfulness through the Stars

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Personalized Self-Awareness for All Zodiac Signs 

In this beginner’s guide for amateur astrologists, learn how to use astrology houses to gain personal insight and cultivate relationships.

Overcome insecurities, love your flaws, and shine like a star. Embracing the astrological energy of each unique personality in your world can provide cosmic relief to everyday chaos and noise. As the planets cycle through the houses of the horoscope, so do individual ups and downs. Taking astrology aspects like your sun sign and rising sign into consideration, Mindfulness Through the Stars teaches readers to use their personal horoscope for self-knowledge and self-care.

Become an evolved version of your sign. All horoscope signs have a good, a bad, and an ugly. And each zodiac personality trait can provide cosmic guidance to target improvement and encouragement. On this journey of celestial self-development, learn how to take better care of the body, mind, and spirit with topics like astrology compatibility and mindfulness activities. Aries, enjoy a facial with your Leo bestie. Sagittarius, unwind with a little wine and a new book. No matter your sign, it’s time to listen to the secret language of the stars.

If you enjoyed books like The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need, The Astrology of You and Me, or Stars Within You, then you’ll love Mindfulness Through the Stars.

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