El Enfoque Naturopática A La Fertilidad ofrece empatia para cada dolor y frustracion de una mujer, junto a la sabiduria de sanacion natural. Cada uno de los diez temas intimos es tratado en un capitulo separado, empezando con una clara, conciente explicacion de el reto de salud y su posible causa. Entonces para cada condicion, mujeres recibiran un exhaustivo program de terapia natural - incluyendo suplementos herbales, cambios dieteticos, y mas - que Dra. Julissa recomienda. Como cada responsable profesional de la salud, Dra. Julissa reconoce que no es posible desarrollar un regimen de tratamiento especifico unico para lectores en general; para cada paciente, sanacion efectiva requiere un analisis en persona y una evaluacion profunda personal. Ella si, de todos modos, comparte testimonios poderosos e inspirantes de sus propios pacientes - mujeres que reconocen y le dan credito a las terapias naturales de Dra. Julissa que les ayudaron a sobrepasar sus retos de salud reproductiva y sexual, y enriquecieron sus vidas con vitalidad, auto confianza, y alegria.
By Rickey Bird
Want to know how to make a movie on a tight budget?
How to make a movie: Filmmaker Rickey Bird and screenwriter and novelist Al Guevara are on a mission to help indie moviemakers everywhere. Today’s indie film market is growing by leaps and bounds. At the same time, many aspiring filmmakers are running into their share of problems:
• not enough money for crews
• over budget and more than likely making the wrong movie
• can’t get the attention of an indie studio
• should have started with a short film to gain attention
Cheap Movie Tricks: Film school numbers aren’t down. They’re increasing at more than 2,600 film-related courses worldwide. You probably didn’t even realize 48% of all film schools are in the U.S. and U.K. Thousands of aspiring filmmakers are literally learning how to use cheaper, widely available filmmaking technology, as well as the craft of making movies from books pulled from bookstore and library shelves. They’re totally DIY and the most creative people you will ever meet. Rickey Bird’s Hectic Films is a Southern California enterprise that is building a filmmaking empire on a budget. His short films, feature films, micro docs and tutorials have landed in some of the biggest American film festivals and been seen online throughout the world. The result? Millions of views worth of exposure from films online, in festivals and creative marketing literally on the street. His many projects have seen leading B actors like Hulk Hogan and Vernon Wells (Mad Max Road Warrior), make-up artists from the TV show Grimm, and stuntmen from the Call of Duty games.
What you’ll learn inside this book:
• how planning and shooting a short film today can lead to a feature-length project tomorrow
• everything you need to know about writing a movie project on a burger budget
• tips on how to find locations and not get arrested
• shooting tips galore for building exciting scenes
• sound and film editing tips and all kinds of special effects wizardry, including puppetry
• screenings, promotions and juicy tips on film festival strategy
By Paul Gerrard
Optimum Drive ─ Why should you just be good when you can be great?
Attaining peak performance: Optimum Drive is a motivational book that uses top level race car driving as a metaphor for peak performance. As a professional racing driver himself as well a driving coach for over 20 years, the author Paul F. Gerrard has penned his unique perspective on what causes people to stagnate with the idea of being merely good, when each of us has the potential to be great. Gerrard believes that peak performance is within our grasp. He lays out his step-by-step process for attaining peak performance with detailed nuance threaded throughout. If you have ever been curious about maximizing your own ultimate potential, Optimum Drive is for you!
Mental toughness: Greatness is as hard to quantify as it is to achieve…probably not a coincidence. In this debut book, Optimum Drive, professional driver Gerrard helps you understand the mental toughness that it takes to reach that greatness. He starts off by taking you onto the track as he explores what driving at 200 mph can teach us about who we are. Using his experiences from behind the wheel at death-defying speeds, Gerrard breaks down the psychology of driving, what it takes, and how we can use it to achieve greatness in life.
Flow psychology and staying in the zone: The key to the mental toughness that Gerrard believes it takes to achieve peak performance is the nirvana-like sensation of flow psychology or being in the zone. Flow psychology, or being in the zone, is a mental state in which one who is performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and joy. It is through flow psychology that Gerrard introduces a blend of holistic mindset combined with a competitive edge, which is essential to successful professional driving. This mix of guts, tenacity and endurance is the foundation of Gerrard’s philosophy for attaining greatness.
Natural vs. earned talent; After flow psychology, you will learn about natural vs earned talent and how the way we drive is representative of who we are. From braking, cornering and accelerating to anticipation vs. reaction, refining a process that defines our greatness in or out of the car.
Looking for LGBTQ books that offer guidance on providing loving support to gay children?
Gay children guidance ─ Unconditional: A Guide to Loving and Supporting Your LGBTQ Child" provides parents of a LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning) child with a framework for helping their LGBTQ child navigate through a world that isn’t always welcoming. Author Telaina Eriksen, a professor at Michigan State University and the mother of a gay daughter, explains what she and her husband have learned through experience, including how to:
• deal with gay children coming out
• confront bullying of gay children
• become an advocate for gay children
• and, build a support system in a gay family
Gender and sexuality ─ Eriksen also covers the science on gender and sexuality and how to help a transgender child through the various stages of development. Throughout the book parents and kids who have been there, share their stories. She also directs gay family parents to various resources online to help them.
LGBTQ parents will learn…
• How to help their child navigate locker rooms, sleepovers, proms, etc.
• When to involve the police or school administration when it comes to bullying
• How to advocate for local, state and national policies that protect your child
• Ways to educate well-meaning, but misguided extended family members
• How to help start a Gay-Straight Alliance at your child’s school
• Strategies for keeping your child talking after he or she comes out
• Signs of unhealthy relationships
• When to consider therapy for your child and/or your family
• How to find an LGBTQ-friendly community (including inclusive churches)
By Sam Bracken
GUTS: Find Your Greatness, Beat the Odds, Live From Passion ─ Living a life of grit and grace
• Do you want to understand the important difference between head, heart, and gut and where each fits into better decision-making?
• Are you ready to enjoy a purpose driven life and all of the joy and contentment it can bring?
GUTS will help you find that purpose driven life that is yours to live with joy, passion and success.
When Angela Duckworth wrote her best selling book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance she could have been describing Sam Bracken who is the embodiment of living a life of grit and grace.
In this modern era, we tap an app on our smartphone and anything you can imagine is delivered to you ─ maybe even by drone. We live in an age of convenience and ease; personal butlers are back in fashion and everyone has a chauffeur on call thanks to Uber. When was the last time you really “went for it?” Does anyone even have to try anymore? Sam Bracken answers that question with an emphatic YES. Now, more than ever, is the time to go for the gusto, to find your own Duckworth grit.
In his book GUTS, Bracken explains why we all need to dig deep and do soul searching to see what lights the fire within that brings forth our very best. Bracken’s backstory would make Dr. Phil turn tail and run. His childhood and upbringing are unimaginably tough with years of abuse, even to the point where a relative set him on fire. What didn’t kill Sam Bracken made him stronger. And, he is now on a mission to bring self empowerment to others ─ self empowerment to realize a life of grit and grace.
When we say something takes guts, we usually mean it takes courage to do it. It takes guts to go skydiving or to run a marathon or to try out for the school play. We call it luck or stamina or intestinal fortitude in conquering the hard, albeit exciting, things in life. Look back at the great personalities who made a difference in the pages of history. What did they all have in common? Determination and tenacity. In short, GUTS! They might have had talent too, but without guts they would have gone nowhere. Science now tells us that lots of talented individuals produce great stuff, but very few produce a lot of great stuff―and even fewer produce a lot of great stuff over a long career. What do these few highly productive people have in common? Grit and grace and a large helping of self-belief.
This book is about actually getting there. You’ll have to push past failure again and again. And it is also about beating the odds no matter how high they are stacked against you. To be a true leader, you have to start with yourself. Are you ready to do some soul searching and learn the secrets to guts, self empowerment, a purpose driven life, and grit and grace?
In Sam Bracken's GUTS, you will learn about:
• mental strength
• resisting feelings of low self esteem
• self empowerment
• building self confidence
• living a life of passion
• and, most importantly, what it takes to have grit and grace
American Prep is a comprehensive guide to U.S. boarding schools
• What is boarding school really like?
• What are my chances of getting into U.S. boarding schools?
• How do I evaluate private school vs. public school? What is boarding school really like?
U.S. boarding schools offer a superb preparation for college bound students, but they are not for everyone. American Prep is the only comprehensive guide for parents and students interested in investigating, applying to, and succeeding at these great schools. Meticulously researched and thoughtfully written, American Prep is an essential guide through the world of U.S. boarding schools – their history and culture, their resources and support systems, their opportunities and challenges – and the only book that leads you through the entire prep school experience.
You will learn:
• Why boarding schools are increasingly valuable in the 21st century
• The pros and cons of private school vs public school
• How to select a school that is right for your student and your family
• How to navigate the admission process – detailed insider advice
• The emotional challenges of prep school for students and families – what to expect and when
• How to secure generous financial aid for prep school
• Student success on campus – getting in is only the first step.
An insider's perspective on U.S. boarding schools, Award winning writer/critic Ronald Mangravite has multiple perspectives on the American prep school world. An alumnus of the Lawrenceville School, he is a current prep school parent, an alumni class officer, and an admissions volunteer. His extensive teaching experience includes universities and private schools, with service on admissions and curricula committees. He holds degrees from the University of California, Berkeley and UCLA.
11 SECONDS TO SUCCESS: LIVING YOUR DREAMS THROUGH SNAPCHAT ART
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN SOCIAL MEDIA SUCCESS STORIES?
Here's a living your dreams story that should inspire everyone ─ the living your dreams story of CyreneQ, a modern Cinderella fairy tale.
(See: "Here’s how a 26 year-old is making up to $30,000 per Snap on Snapchat", by Morgan Linton, co-founder of Fashion Metric, November 30, 2016)
CREATIVE SNAPCHATS & FUNNY SNAPCHAT DRAWINGS
The next time you are sitting in a long, boring meeting and your mind starts to wander might be the very moment you find your destiny. That is exactly what happened to Cyreneq who began doodling funny Snapchat drawings during a particularly snoozy conference room session. Soon after, she went on to rule that burgeoning social media platform with her Snapchat art and her funny Snapchat drawings. Cyrene Quiamco has become a prominent personality with her creative Snapchats on a social media platform that is designed to make content disappear. Since joining Snapchat, Quiamco (who goes by "CyreneQ" across most social media) has amassed a following for her whimsical Snapchat art ― from celebrity portraits to collages of Disney characters ― and interactive creative Snapchats. She engages her community with her highly imaginative and appealing art, quizzes, games and questions, transforming a series of short-lived snaps into a conversation. She's also the creator of The11thSecond.com, a blog and community for creators of Snapchat art to share their work off the platform. Award-winning CyreneqQ was recently nominated for the Shorty Award which recognizes the best in social media.
LIVING YOUR DREAMS ─ DO WHAT YOU LOVE
This modern fairy tale story (complete with Disney Princess self-portraits of the artist) starts in the Philippines where her family comes from. Cyrene gets her moxie, drive, spirit of self-invention and incredible work ethic from her mom, whom she counts as a main inspiration to be fearless and go for living your dreams. As she puts it, “I've always been an artist ever since elementary school, but I didn't really know how to apply that to the real world.” How she applied her artistry and originality to the modern world of social media is one of the most fantastic social media success stories of the 21st century.
DO WHAT YOU LOVE THE MONEY WILL FOLLOW
Cyrene's Cinderella "living your dreams" story is one that will have you dusting off your dreams. Cyreneq reminds us all of the power of our own imagination. Unleash that and nothing can stop you!
What you’ll learn inside "11 Seconds to Success":
• How to harness your personal creativity and apply it to the real world
• What CyreneQ really means in her motto “No excuses for starving artists!”
• How to "do what you love the money will follow"
• Up your social media IQ and your earning quotient, too!
How many of us would love to have a psychology of eating expert to explain why we head for the cheese doodles every time we get stressed? Well, now you do with Pamela Wasabi who not only helps us understand favorite food habits, urges and cravings but also the underlying reasons for it all in Nourished. Decades ago, Jon Robbins started the vegetarian food revolution with Diet For a New America, outlining the negative impacts of meat and sugar and the ethical issues of industrial food. While Robbins incited millions to become vegetarian and vegan in his polemic, the mind, body, spirit connection was left out. Picking up where Jon Robbins left off, Wasabi’s Nourished supplies the missing link with a thorough understanding of the spiritual aspect of food and how it impacts every aspect of wellness, both physical and emotional.
In her debut book, renowned farm-to-table chef Pamela Wasabi invites readers to discover a new love for cooking. For her, this isn’t about following recipes or some restrictive diet. It’s about appreciating the beauty of creating something to nourish yourself from the best nature has to offer. Anyone who’s ever felt frustrated in the kitchen or who relies on the microwave or daily takeout will learn how to easy it is to choose ingredients and make a satisfying meal all on your own. Pamela shows readers how learning to cook helped her to overcome medical challenges and put her on the path to becoming a plant-based chef. Organized in accordance with the life-cycle of a plant, from seed to plant to the nourishment on the table, Wasabi shares her passion for cooking healthy meals for loved ones. In the Roots section of the book, she explains what her life was like before she learned to cook or even knew what it meant to be vegan, and how getting pregnant and contending with a medical issue led her to educate herself about nutrition and change careers. The Kitchen section details about her decision to become a chef. She also explains the importance of cooking with quality ingredients. The Table portion examines the psychology of eating, why we like what we like and all the benefits we gain from cooking for ourselves. Finally, the Harmony section provides an overview of the role of cooking serves in family life and in our society, in general. What is the effect of losing our culinary traditions, and how can we restore them?
If you have ever dreamed of having a personal chef to provide you and your loved ones with hearty healthy food paced with ingredients for an optimal diet, look no further. Noted natural foods chef has created an inspirational guide that will please any palate and improve every reader’s health and wellbeing.
ARE YOU GETTING READY TO SIMPLIFY LIFE AND MOVE FROM THE WORLD OF WORK TO A LIFE OF RETIREMENT AND GOOD LIVING ─ TO ENTER A HAPPY RETIREMENT? RETIREMENT AND GOOD LIVING: The author of "Purposeful Retirement", Hyrum W. Smith, is one of the original creators of the popular Franklin Day Planner, the former Chairman and CEO of FranklinCovey Co., and the recognized “Father of Time Management”. In this book, Hyram shows you how you can move from your world of work, simplify life and enter what can be the most satisfying phase of your life ─ a new world of purposeful retirement and good living. AGING WELL AND A HAPPY RETIREMENT: You have had a successful career by almost all measures and now you are concerned about aging well and looking for a happy retirement. You are definitely not a couch potato. • How are you going to create a retirement that is meaningful and inspiring for your second act? • Can you simplify life? • Is there a way to make intelligent and anxiety free retirement planning choices? • Can you learn from the lives and experiences of people who have found their pathway to happy retirement? • What are their secrets to aging well and a happy retirement? RETIREMENT GUIDE: For four decades, Hyrum W. Smith has been empowering people to effectively govern their personal and professional lives. An award winning author, distinguished speaker, and successful businessman, Hyrum offers a tested and actionable retirement guide to finding that perfect retirement niche. In his book, Hyrum enables you to map the step-by-step route to a retirement that is not just enjoyable but is also deeply fulfilling on a personal level. WELCOME TO YOUR NEW LIFE OF RETIREMENT AND GOOD LIVING: This distinguished author, speaker, and businessman combines wit and enthusiasm with a gift for communicating compelling principles that inspire lasting personal change. Hyrum shares a lifetime of wisdom in this powerful retirement guide to discovering your true passion, re-imagining your life, and trying new possibilities. Welcome to a new life of retirement and good living ─ to a purposeful retirement.
By Robert Fisk
Middle East conflict and the Arab Spring:
Gain insight and learn from two of the most acclaimed experts on the Middle East
In December 2010, the “Tunisian Revolution” touched off a wave of protests, riots, revolutions and civil wars throughout the Middle East. Initially the world hoped for positive change – democracy, free elections, and human rights. But, by 2012 the Arab Spring had morphed into “Arab Winter” bringing death, destruction, and despair. The Independent’s Robert Fisk and Patrick Cockburn, two of the most acclaimed Middle East correspondents of our generation, examine the events of this regional tsunami that threatens to have an impact on our world for years to come.
By Jim Morin
Want to laugh and enjoy some of the best cartoons from a gifted creator of editorial cartoons?
The Miami Herald's Jim Morin has created some of the best editorial cartoons in the business: Political cartoonists distill opinions about power and culture into art and commentary with the sharp points of their pens. How does an artist who has produced over the past 40 years some of the best cartoons among editorial cartoonists in the business generate the ideas for a relentless stream of sharp political and social commentary? Most recently, during and after Election 2016, the remarkable artist's pen of Jim Morin has produced a steady stream of Donald Trump cartoons that have both delighted and infuriated followers, depending upon their side of the Donald Trump divide. This book of best cartoons by Jim Morin is both funny and poignant. It is a nostalgic journey through the last 40 years of the comedy and reality of our world.
Member of the exclusive club of Pulitzer Prize winners: Jim Morin has been the Miami Herald's internationally syndicated editorial cartoonist since 1978. He is the Pulitzer Prize winner for editorial cartooning in 1996 and shared Pulitzer Prize winner status with the Miami Herald Editorial Board in 1983. In 2007, he won the prestigious Herblock Prize. He has covered eight U.S. presidents from Richard Nixon through Barack Obama, and now Donald Trump as candidate and Donald Trump as the new president. Morin also is syndicated nationally and internationally by his own Morintoons Syndicate at http://www.jimmorin.com. include Line of Fire: Political Cartoons by Jim Morin, Bushed, and Ambushed.
Editorial cartoons from a gifted artist: Upon awarding the prestigious Herblock Prize to Jim Morin in 2007, Harry Katz, the Herb Block Foundation curator, praised this two-time Pulitzer Prize winner for his "impressive, unrelenting barrage of cartoons and caricatures displaying artistry, courage and conviction." Morin should also be praised for his wit and timely wry sense of humor, which has been a staple of the Miami Herald since 1978. Jim Morin's World: 40 Years Of Social Commentary From A Pulitzer Prize Winner Cartoonist is a collection of some of the best cartoons by this gifted artist and commentator on our times.
What do some of Jim Morin's peers say about him? "We’re lucky to have one of the very best, waiting with pen in hand to carve up the phonies, blowhards, crooks and hypocrites who make headlines. They might not want to end up in a Jim Morin cartoon, but they will." - Carl Hiaasen
"Jim Morin has all the attributes of a first-rate cartoonist. He has a clear idea how he feels about issues and he wants you to know about it. He then expresses himself clearly and concisely in a manner that is both exciting and explorative." - Pat Oliphant
"Jim Morin is one of the great under-appreciated cartoonists of the last quarter century." - The Comics Reporter
By MK Mueller
Get real, get healthy, get empowered with MK Mueller's time-tested approach to reaching your ideal weight
Time-tested sugar free diet plan for reaching you ideal weight and finding that feeling of high self-esteem
Why do most diets fail? Because mental preparation is the most important first step and the majority of diets simply call for calorie restriction and food changes without the essential mind body connection that ensures success.
The mind body connection: Author MK Mueller’s journey to her ideal weight was 40 years in the making with a trail of unsuccessful diets in her wake. It is very much about the mind body connection. Her sugar free diet, tried and true methodology is based on an 8 step program that will help you reach your ideal weight goals. And, most importantly, stay there. With her encouragement and gentle guidance, you can let go of the burden of living life as a weight number and reclaim your self-esteem and personal power.
Transformation: MK Mueller’s program is not about losing weight but "releasing” pounds that no longer serve you and hold you back by dragging you down and making you feel bad about yourself and vulnerable to health risks. Adjust your attitude first, then adjust the way you eat. MK Mueller’s 8 steps to ideal weight will help you achieve your goals and motivate you to keep going. The 8 to Your Ideal Weight sugar free diet plan outlined in MK Mueller’s breakthrough book will reshape your body. It offers you nothing less than transformation.
• Heal the root cause of overeating
• Restore your energy
• Reboot your live
He towered over his Caribbean island for nearly five decades, a shaggy-bearded figure in combat fatigues whose long shadow spread across Latin America and the world. Few fired the hearts of the world’s restless youth as Castro did when he was young, and few seemed so irrelevant as Castro when he was old — the last Communist, railing on the empty, decrepit street corner that Cuba became under his rule. Fidel Castro: Life and Death of a Dictator follows key events that impacted the Caribbean island, its people, and the world during the tumultuous reign of this controversial dictator.
By Jessica Pack
|A PERSONAL JOURNEY ─ OVERCOMING LOW SELF ESTEEM AND BUILDING SELF CONFIDENCE BANISHING LOW SELF ESTEEM ─ BUILDING PHYSICAL HEALTH "Planking for Pizza" started with an epiphany. Jessica Pack decided to “start where she was,” and share her true self as the first step in a journey to self acceptance and rejection of low self esteem. To her great surprise, her Instagram selfie posts and blog made her a social media star with followers praising her revelatory approach to becoming whole by accepting every part of herself. She has inspired a throng of fans and readers to follow her example of self love, self expression, and self empowerment and her writing, photos, and honest posts are an inspiration sensation. As a result, "Planking for Pizza" went on to become a series of valuable life lessons on: • avoiding the perfectionism trap • overcoming low self esteem • building a feeling of self empowerment • getting body positive • improving physical health • building self confidence • and, creating super mental strength BUILDING SELF CONFIDENCE ─ FINDING SELF EMPOWERMENT ─ GETTING BODY POSITIVE In Planking for Pizza, Jessica teaches us how to avoid the trap of perfectionism and that exercise is 10% physical and 90% mental. You can overcome trepidation and embarrassment at the gym by embracing the fear and using it. Get body positive! And, along the way, eating a slice of pizza won’t make you unhealthy. With Jess’s encouraging voice cheering you along (and convincing you to become your own cheerleader, too) you’ll discover what ignites your inner being and what creates mental strength and emotional balance. As you banish low self esteem you will step onto a pathway to building self confidence ─ onto a road to self empowerment. TOOLS FOR SELF EMPOWERMENT Author Jessica Pack’s audience expands far beyond her fellow millennials; she is inspiring people from all walks of life, age groups, shapes and sizes. "Planking for Pizza" is an exploration into how to live life with meaning and mental strength. What is so winning about Jess is her regular girl relatability; the book reads like she is your new best friend and, as she says, “If I can do it, you can do it!” She also goes deep into a conversation with you on how to deal with wobbly, low self-esteem and offers tools to ditch negative self-talk and replace it with tools for self empowerment. She shares tips, influences, motivation, advice, and ruminations she developed on her journey to fitness and physical health. Jess approaches serous topics with a sense of fun and the belief that what worked for her can help you to live a life of: • mental strength • physical health • happiness • and, self empowerment|
The essential guide to how media shape our lives. By the creator of the most talked about political ad in television history.
Tony Schwartz, the man the New York Times called the "king of sound," drew on his unrivaled wealth of experience in the communications industry, to give us The Responsive Chord, an engaging read and one of the seminal books on media. Through his decades of work, Schwartz came to understand that most advertisers, politicians, and educators—in fact, most all of us—use a model of communication long outmoded by the coming of electronic media. In The Responsive Chord, he shows us how this model has made us blind to many of the inner workings of modern communication. He explains how audio and visual material can be used to create “resonance” with an audience. His “resonance principle” explains that the meaning of an ad (or any other stimulus) is not present in the ad itself but rather in how the ad relates to the vast array knowledge and associations—both factual and emotional—already held in the mind of the viewer. Thus, audience members do not merely digest a message; they are an essential force in creating it.
The implications for anyone looking to impart a message or influence decisions are enormous.
And with so many people these days getting their information through social media and "fake news" sites, it is crucial that we understand the strong forces by which these outlets act upon us and, yes, manipulate our ideas and actions. The Responsive Chord reveals these forces in a captivating and eye-opening read.
“I read The Responsive Chord as a freshman in college and it affected everything I’ve ever made since. Its message is practical and deep. I’d recommend it to anyone.”
— Ira Glass, Creator & Host of NPR’s This American Life
“Tony Schwartz was a genius in his understanding of the communications revolution of the 20th century. My interview with him was one of my favorites and one of the most important of my own long career in broadcast journalism.”
— Bill Moyers, Journalist, Political Commentator and White House Press Secretary
“Tony Schwartz was not only an original theorist but a master persuader whose must-read book is brimming with indispensable insight about how humans construct meaning through media.”
— Prof. Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Director, Annenberg Public Policy Center
“Here's the still-true story about how a media environment can shape our thoughts, our purchases and, yes, our votes. It's not just the content that influences us; if only it were that simple. No, it's the media themselves, the political economy driving them, and the atomizing impact of their targeted messaging. Maybe reading this book will prepare us to think more critically about the way social media is used on, and against us today.”
— Douglas Rushkoff, author, Program or Be Programmed, Present Shock, and Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus
“The Responsive Chord had a profound impact on me when I first read it as a teenager, and it sparked a lifelong interest in the impact of media and technology in education. Re-reading it today, Tony Schwartz's observations about education in a media-saturated environment are deeply prescient and more relevant than ever.”
— Luyen Chou, Chief Product Officer, Pearson Education
"I keep talking to Tony, learning from Tony, practically every day. Radio and audio are Tony’s World. We just live in it.”
— Christopher Lydon, Radio Host of The Connection and Open Source, former New York Times Journalist
Getting into debt is a piece of cake, but getting out? That’s the hard part. Fortunately, award-winning authors Holly Porter Johnson and Greg Johnson offer actionable tips and advice on doing exactly that with their new book, Zero Down Your Debt. With just a pen and a piece of paper in your arsenal, you’ll learn how to implement a zero-sum budget and become debt-free – once and for all. All you need is the know-how, some willpower, and a positive attitude to transform your financial situation. Let Holly and Greg Johnson show you how.
Prayers and blessings for each day of the year on the topic of gratitude and giving thanks. This lovely book can be used as book of graces to share over the evening meal, as a hostess gift or for daily reflection. In today's frenetic world, the common experience of sharing the evening meal can restore a sense of community and humanity to society. More important, the blessing of the meal fosters in us a sense of gratitude for the gifts we have been given. This collection of 365 blessings-ranging from the words of Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh and Abraham Lincoln to Maya Angelou and Oprah will bring joy to the shared experience of breaking bread. Becca Anderson’s curated collection of the world’s wisdom traditions celebrates the connections between grace and gratitude.
In August 2016, José Fernández’s girlfriend, Maria Arias, presented him with a special cake at a family dinner to celebrate that they were going to have a baby. For Fernandez, becoming a father marked a new milestone in a young life that had already been brimming with milestones: fleeing Cuba multiple times before making it to freedom in the United States; drafted by the Miami Marlins in the first round in 2011; making the 2013 and 2016 All-Star teams; winning the National League Rookie of the Year award in 2013, and becoming a U.S. citizen last year. Suddenly, early in the morning of September 25, his life came to a tragic end in a boating crash that left his family, friends, and the baseball world devastated. This book is a Miami Herald tribute to baseball’s unforgettable young pitching sensation and lover of life.