The Changemaker Mindset

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Personality is the Key to Professional Success

Personal relationships are key to success: In a time when workplaces are becoming more digital and more automated every day, our mindsets and our personal relationships will determine whether we succeed in tomorrow’s markets. We all have one shot to make a lasting impact. Innovators with the changemaker mindset know how to see that opportunity when it comes and make it matter.

The human success factor: In the coming years, the human success factor will determine who is among the winners and who is among the losers. All business adventures start with a focus on the self. When you know who you are and develop a deep sense of confidence in yourself, you’ll have the flexibility to roll with the punches.

Change comes from within: Whether your goal is to lead a self-determined life, position your company for the future, or be a successful part of a team, external change starts with internal transformation.

With The Changemaker Mindset, you’ll master the three Ps of personal development:

  • Purpose. Reconsider what motivates you and find your non-negotiable core principles.
  • People. Build a strong inner circle of peers, because nobody wins alone.
  • Persistence. Develop the confidence to take action, navigate setbacks, and implement change.

Readers who liked The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey, Leading Change by John Kotter, and The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail by Clayton Christensen will love this new approach to effective business management from personal development.

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The Flaming Sword

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IAn the beginning, the Lord sent mighty cherubim with a flaming sword to guard the holiest place on earth, the mount of Jerusalem, where the golden Dome of the Rock stands today. Now mysterious conspirators threaten to ignite world war in the same place with a “flaming sword” of a different kind. Anciently, Solomon’s Temple stood on this spot, making it holy to the Jewish faith. According to the gospels, Christ was crucified near this spot, making it holy to Christians. Finally, the prophet Mohammed took his flight to heaven from this spot, making it holy to Muslims. A threat to this epicenter of three contesting faiths could shake apart this delicate balance and bring down global ruin. In this concluding volume of The Day of Atonement series, follow Israeli agent Ari and his companion, Interpol agent Maryse, as they race across Europe toward the mount of Jerusalem and a shocking discovery that could mean the end of everything.
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Your Life is Your Prayer

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Inspirational and Spiritual Prayer Guide

If you liked Help, Thanks, Wow by Anne Lamott or Anxious for Nothing by Max Lucado, you’ll love Your Life is Your Prayer.

Prayer can point your life in the right direction—or the wrong one: Whatever you’ve got going on in your life is what you’ve been praying for—sometimes consciously, but often unconsciously. If you want something different in your life, you must pray a different prayer. Your Life is Your Prayer by BJ Gallagher and Sam Beasley will show you how to do just that.

Everything you do is prayer: You may not realize it—many people don’t—but the decisions you make throughout the day, the attitudes you adopt, the conversations you have, the way you respond to other people, and the thoughts you think are all prayers. The food you choose to eat is a prayer, the way you spend your money is a prayer—even the way you drive is a prayer! We are constantly communing with the Divine, even in our most mundane activities. And our prayers are always answered in the affirmative: “Yes.”

The Universe will give you what you're praying for: Whatever you’re thinking about (and therefore praying about) will manifest in your life. If you are worrying, "I don’t have enough money," the Universe will say ‘Yes, you don’t have enough money.’ If you’re constantly lamenting, "I don’t have a man in my life," the Universe will respond, ‘Yes, you don’t have a man.’ If you frequently complain, "I’m fat," the Universe will answer, ‘Yes, you’re fat.’ Your thoughts and words are prayers, and the Universe always gives you what you’re praying for.

Your Life is Your Prayer will show you how to change your life by changing your prayer:

  • Learn how to stop complaining
  • Discover how to focus on what you do want, not what you don’t want
  • Learn how to make your prayers positive and affirming—to get more of what you want in your life
  • Discover how, by constantly choosing new thoughts and new conversations, you will literally create a new life for yourself
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Zen Llamas (And Alpacas)

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Inspirational Llamas and Alpacas

Readers of Start with WhyYou Are Here and Whatever You Are, Be A Good One will love the quotes and teachings of Zen Llamas (and Alpacas)

Advice from Zen Leaders: Join some cuddly llamas for encouragement from Buddhist teachers like Thich Nhat Hahn and the Buddha himself in Zen Llamas (and Alpacas). Don’t let the adorable alpacas fool you—they have plenty of mindfulness wisdom to share in the form of quotes and verses. These timeless verses will continue to be helpful and relevant to your life for years to come.

Daily Mindfulness: Meditate along with these verses daily. Learn from the lovely llama to be true in body and mind. If you appreciated the mindfulness encouragement from Peace Is Every StepThe Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching and Together Is Better, you will love the quotes in Zen Llamas (and Alpacas).

Let your inner Zen Llama guide you to enlightenment.

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Strength

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The Power of Feminine Strength

Discover your inner power. Sue Patton Thoele, licensed psychotherapist and author of The Woman's Book of Courage, is back again to cheer you on as you grow in tenacity, compassion, and courage. Her book Strength will become your ally in growing stronger and more empowered.

Meditate on words of encouragement and strength. This is a fresh and powerful book of daily meditations that encourages you to discover your inner power and manifest it in every area of your life. These pages contain over 125 meditations, stories, and musings on becoming stronger, happier, healthier, and more bodacious.

Take advantage of your personal strengths. This book provides spiritual and motivational encouragement for the big and small bumps on the road of life. In Strength, you will find encouragement for:

  • Making deeper connections and practicing self-compassion
  • Accepting what you cannot change so that you can focus on what you can
  • Finding your voice, growing in self-confidence, and thriving

Readers of meditation books and inspirational books for women like Journey to the HeartI've Been Thinking..., or Each Day a New Beginning will love Strength: Meditations for Wisdom, Balance & Power.

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This Is Not the Life I Ordered

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Become Your Own Life Coach

An inspirational book of self-care. For over a decade, four women came together for weekly “kitchen table coaching” sessions that they designed to enable them to support each other through life’s ups and downs. The power and strength of their collective friendship has enabled them to not only survive but to thrive, and the remarkable results can be found in this collection of lessons, stories, and wisdom. With this book, you can learn how to turn any unfortunate event into a joy-filled opportunity.

Overcome adversity, embrace change, and discover your power—together. In addition to stories and advice, This Is Not the Life I Ordered will teach you how to put together your own gathering of kitchen-table friends. At the end of each section, you will find tools that you can work with as a group to help each other grow, learn, and thrive. Don't get stuck telling your friends that "everything happens for a reason" over and over again—learn how to encourage them effectively and love them well.

Show yourself and others compassion, kindness, and forgiveness. Part autobiography, part self-help book, and all useful and actionable content, the authors and friends pulled from their experiences supporting one another to help you do the same. If you are struggling with work, family, love, or just life in general, This Is Not the Life I Ordered is for you. In this book, you'll find advice and stories that will help you grow to be better than before. Topics include:

  • Managing misfortune
  • Finding courage
  • Understanding money
  • Reinventing yourself
  • Learning to love your mistakes
  • Facing naysayers
  • And much more!

Readers of motivational books and personal growth books like Tell Me MoreOn Being Human, and Carry On, Warrior will be inspired by This Is Not the Life I Ordered.

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Innovating Innovation

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#1 New Release in Industrial Management & Leadership ─ Breakthrough Innovation Tools for Successful Leadership

Innovation needs innovation: Innovation is broken. Business leadership is struggling to find ways to crack through corporate politics or bureaucratic silos, to move from defense to offense, to nurture real breakthrough, to drive visionary creativity in ways that add new value to everything they do. In Innovating Innovation, David Morey, one of America’s leading strategic consultants, teaches, coaches, and guides you across eleven concrete and pragmatic steps that unlock and drive day-to-day innovation in your business and help you gain a long-term competitive advantage.

Make change and innovation happen: Innovating Innovation synergizes what is best in classic innovation theories with an insurgent strategic model inspired by one of Morey’s first corporate clients, Apple founder Steve Jobs. It shows how to lead innovation that creates the products of visionary genius without the necessity for actual genius. It provides practical tools and guidance on building and leading the teams, working conditions, organizational structures, and cultures of market-made and market-making innovation. It illustrates a roadmap to the disruptive periphery, the organizational margins at which real innovation actually takes place.

Innovation can be taught: Innovating Innovation is a framework to counter failure. It directs you, the reader, to the consumer, the very person who will actually tell you how to innovate the benefits to create a future you can own. This book invites you to “think different,” to become a change leader, to go the “wrong” way to get to the right places.

After reading this new battlefield manual for innovation, you will:

  • Learn the Disruptive Periphery Concept and how it can give you the tools to help your business
  • Discover a practical marketing-centric focus applied to innovation
  • Reap the benefits of lessons developed from thirty years of real-world global consulting and training experience
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Upcycled Technology

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#1 New Release in Electronics and Microelectronics ─ Transform old tech into amazing, modern inventions

Fans of Popular Science, Smithsonian’s Maker Lab, and The Big Book of Makerspace Projects will love Upcycled Technology.

DIY science projects using your discarded stuff: We all have a drawer or closet full of old discarded tech just sitting around gathering dust. Memories of a bygone technological era that have been replaced by newer, shiner, smarter devices. What can you do with them? Most of us don't even know how to properly dispose of them. If only there was a way to save them from their untimely fate.

DIY electronics: Well empty out that drawer and grab a screwdriver, because the time has come to bring these old devices back from the grave! Old technology may no longer be useful, but it isn’t useless. Hidden inside often discarded devices is a treasure trove of motors, magnets, screens, and other parts just waiting for a chance to be upcycled!

Hardcore electronics and computer projects: And this type of "upcycling" doesn't mean turning an old CD into a coaster, it means something a little more hardcore.

Readers will learn:

  • How to make a great Wi-Fi security camera with an old cell phone
  • How to make a basic 3D printer out of old computer disk drives
  • What can be made with the rare-earth magnets inside old hard drives or the reusable LCD screens in old phones
  • And much more

Creating new zombie tech from old tech is eco-friendly and it’s also a fantastic way to learn about the technology we use (or used to use) every day. The only limit is your curiosity and willingness to tinker!

A tech book for tinkerers and makers

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We Don't Know Either

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Entertaining Trivia Nights in a Book

Fans of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader and the Guinness Book of World Records will achieve trivia mastery and dominance with We Don't Know Either: Trivia Night Done Right.

More than a fact book: Building on the increasing popularity of pub trivia and mobile trivia apps We Don’t Know Either: Trivia Night Done Right brings you the entertaining format of City Trivia anywhere you want. City Trivia’s format is packed with trivia entertainment in five rounds of questions and four bonus rounds, including puzzles, pictures, fill-in-the-blank challenges, and even music rounds. Divide into teams, pick your most (or least) entertaining friend to host and prepare for two hours of fun per chapter. You just might learn something interesting to say when you’re out and about next weekend. Packed with exciting, fun, head-scratching trivia to play and laugh with, We Don’t Know Either: Trivia Night Done Right is your how-to guide for a lively and humorous night of trivia at home or at your favorite bar or restaurant.

A perfect book for trivia nights and special occasions: Create your own fun and entertaining event with this unique trivia book that guides you through rounds of trivia fun and humor. This book will help you liven up a family night or make a special event, such as a birthday or wedding, even more memorable by bringing people together with trivia. The book’s host commentary will introduce you to the trivia while guiding you through the games with humor and wit. As the folks at City Trivia say, “We’ve Got Questions, You’ve Got Answers!” Get ready to have fun and learn something new with We Don’t Know Either: Trivia Night Done Right.

We Don’t Know Either will:

  • Provide a fun game that will unleash your competitive streaks
  • Enhance your knowledge on a wide range of topics, both mundane and truly bizarre
  • Entertain you with witty comments and interesting facts
  • Improve your pub trivia night

Pub trivia has never been more fun!

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Embracing Life After Loss

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#1 New Release in Grief & Loss ─ Learn to Laugh When You Feel Like Crying

Readers of When Breath Becomes AirPresent Over Perfect and Feeling Good will be inspired and encouraged by Embracing Life after Loss.

Work through the depression of grief and loss with resilience: Losing a loved one is never easy. Allen Klein knows how it feels—just like you, he's lost many loved ones in his life. Inspired by Klein's experience with the loss of his wife, Embracing Life after Loss will help you to recover from grief and loss—just like Klein did.

Learn how to laugh again: You never forget the people you lose. But you can grow stronger, wiser, and more appreciative of life as you move forward. And, believe it or not, you can even laugh again. Embracing Life after Loss will show you how to smile through the difficult times—how to take a break from the pain of your loss and find joy in life again.

Rediscover joy with the world’s only Jollytologist®: Winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor, Allen Klein is the perfect person to teach you how to find joy and happiness. Discover why Comedian Jerry Lewis has said that Allen Klein is “a noble and vital force watching over the human condition.”

Embracing Life after Loss is a steadfast compass that offers hope and resilience to anyone trying to navigate through dark times. Allen Klein illustrates five practical steps for recovering from depression caused by grief and loss:

  • Losing
  • Learning
  • Letting Go
  • Living
  • Laughing

Laughter and humor are some of God’s gifts to overcome your trials and tribulations. Learn to laugh again with Embracing Life after Loss.

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La Vitesse De La Confiance

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Ce livre peut changer des vies

Pour les lecteurs qui ont aimé Essaye encore d’Estelle Boutan, Imparfaits, libres, et heureux de Christophe André, et Les 7 habitudes de ceux qui réalisent tout ce qu’ils entreprennent de Stephen Covey : La Vitesse de la confiance est une trouvaille extraordinaire !

Un livre pour trouver l’ingrédient essentiel de l’épanouissement et de la performance. Que vous soyez manager, chef d’entreprise, parent ou passionné par la psychologie, La Vitesse de la confiance vous aidera à sortir de situations parfois compliquées en rétablissant confiance et optimisme. Inspirez confiance aux autres – dans l’entreprise, en famille ou dans le couple.

Une lecture indispensable. Comme le démontre ce livre de pertinence universelle, dans les affaires comme dans la vie, la confiance est un élément clé, tangible, pratique, et crédible. Qu’elle soit pour vous synonyme d’assurance mutuelle, de loyauté ou de comportement éthique, ou que vous la définissiez comme le fruit de la responsabilisation, du travail et de la synergie, la confiance demeure la racine et la source suprême de notre influence.

Un modèle profond, pratique et complet. Expert en motivation, Stephen M. R. Covey a contribué à la réussite exceptionnelle de milliers d’entreprises et d’individus. Les principes de La Vitesse de la confiance s’appliquent toujours et partout, qu’il s’agisse du rapport à soi, d’une relation avec quelqu’un, du cadre d’une famille, d’une entreprise, d’une école, d’une administration, d’une unité militaire ou d’une ONG.

Grâce à des exemples frappants et à une approche originale, La Vitesse de la confiance :

  • montre comment, avec la confiance, la réussite vient plus vite, mieux, et à meilleur prix
  • discute avec clarté et perspicacité de la façon d’instaurer la confiance
  • combine de façon très efficace une approche de bon sens et de conseils francs pour l’amélioration de toutes les relations de la vie.
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Lettering for Planners

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#1 Best Seller in Calligraphy ─ An easy guide to modern calligraphy and hand lettering

Fans of Creative Lettering and Beyond and The Complete Book of Lettering will love Lettering for Planners

Calligraphy for your journal aesthetic: Beautiful "bullet journals" are popping up all over Instagram and Pinterest. The joys of decorating the pages with drawings and lettering are many. If you want to start your own bullet journal or if you want to improve your journal aesthetic, this book is for you. This book is an informational workbook that teaches lettering styles to help people organize and beautify everyday life.

Easily learn lettering: Learn from a step-by-step guide to creating a basic hand-lettered alphabet for beginners. Then learn five additional alphabet examples in various styles, explore letter variations and choose your favorites that best fit your style.

Hand lettering workbook: You’ll learn how to build words using common word examples like days of the week, months of the year, and other words commonly found in planners. After learning the script styles, you’ll learn concepts of composition by teaching how to mix and match styles of lettering in creative ways.

Learn all the components of lettering: You’ll also learn some key “don’ts” of lettering to avoid. Then there will be step-by-step instructions on how to draw decorations to embellish lettering including shadows, borders, banners, and flourishes.

Readers will learn:

  • Five lowercase and capital stylistic alphabets
  • How to find their own lettering style
  • What not to do when lettering
  • Lettering composition, shading, and flourishes

Create fabulous, share worthy calligraphy and lettering

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Own It All

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Own It All is intended for… - A woman who currently feels stressed out, depleted, overwhelmed, and unsatisfied—like she’s the underpaid intern of her life rather than the CEO. - A woman who wants to change one—or several—areas of her life, and who wants powerful stories, motivation, and guidance from someone who’s been there and done it. - A woman who wants to build a world with equal pay, equal opportunities, equal rights, and more women in positions of leadership. She’s definitely a feminist, even if she doesn’t necessarily use that word to describe herself. - A woman who’s interested in yoga, barre, pilates, and other types of fitness—although she probably doesn’t make it to class as often as she’d like. - A woman who’s inspired by powerful women like Michelle Obama, Elizabeth Warren, Maxine Waters, Misty Copeland, and Beyoncé. She loves their confidence and the purposeful way they lead their lives. She doesn’t necessarily want to be a “politician” or a “famous artist,” but she wants to build her own kind of legacy. - Her desk is stacked with copies of O: The Oprah Magazine and books like You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero, #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso, and The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. She loves reading true stories about overcoming adversity. - She’s busy with work, kids, and many other responsibilities, and doesn’t have time for long-winded stories and airy-fairy guidance. She gravitates towards blunt, honest, straightforward writers who get right to the point. - She’s tired of postponing goals, dreams, and changes until “someday later,” and she’s tired of feeling pulled in too many directions. She wants to get clear on her goals, prioritize like a mofo, and make things happen.
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Student Loan Solution

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Eliminate Your Student Loan Debt

Step-by-step approach to financial freedom: David Carlson is the author of the book Hustle Away Debt and founder of the millennial personal finance blog Young Adult Money. In Student Loan Solution David explains what student loan borrowers should be focusing on. He provides a 5-step approach to help you understand your loans, your options, and how to improve your greater financial life, while paying down your student loan debt. Learn how to take advantage of strategies that help you make more money, save more money, and ultimately pay down your student loans faster.

Everything you need to know about student loan debt: Student loans are complicated. College financial aid terms like “federal direct subsidized” and “GRAD Plus” mean little to most of us. Each type of student loan is slightly different, with its own set of rules and repayment options. Student Loan Solution explains everything you need to know about your student loans including how they work, repayment options and opportunities for loan forgiveness, and plans for managing and paying down your loans. David Carlson covers it all.

De-complicate your life: By the time you are done reading this book, you will understand student loans, gain control of your finances, and be armed with strategies to improve your finances.

Don't be a statistic: For millions of Americans, paying for college meant taking out loans. If you are one of the 70% of college graduates burdened with these loans, Student Loan Solution could change your life. Fight the student loans epidemic affecting 40 million borrowers―learn the best way to pay off the college degree you worked so hard to earn.

Student Loan Solution has the tools you need to start your student loans repayment with a bang. Learn how to:

  • Pay off your student loan debt
  • Personalize your student loan repayment plan
  • Live a happier, financially smarter life
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u&i

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#1 New Release in Writing and Erotica ─ A Poetry Book of True Love

If you liked Her by Pierre Alex Jeanty and TreManda Pewett, 2Fish by Jhené Aiko, and Milk and Honey and The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur, you'll love Michael Hall's u & i

Playful Illustrations: u & i is a series of frank, funny and surprising typographic illustrations paired with brief text tells the story of attraction, marriage, family, frustration, antagonism, and ultimately, the deep appreciation for a lifelong partner.

A Picture of Real Love: The story begins with physical attraction that blossoms into a full-blown love affair. i imagines a marriage with u that includes world travel, children, and the joy of watching the children grow. But things don’t go as planned. The marriage faces financial problems, overwhelming responsibilities, and bitter arguments. Eventually, the couple overcomes their troubles and finds themselves in a much richer relationship than they had known before.

A Great Gift For Her or Him: u & i offers a comforting perspective on marriage. As a gift to your spouse on your anniversary or to newlyweds on their wedding day, u & i is a reassuring glimpse of the enduring spark of love.

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Designology

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Dr. Sally Augustin helps people design spaces that are much more than just clean or clutter-free--it helps them design spaces to support their deepest goals. It's a mind-opening new way of working with the space around us every day. A widely published Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Sally has produced work featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Elle Décor, House Beautiful, The Guardian, Forbes, Huffington Post, Psychology Today, Prevention, Salon, Self and more. She's a contributor both to the Harvard Business Review and Psychology Today, and her clients include Kohler, Sherwin-Williams, Intel, CPP, Inc. (owners of the Meyers-Briggs personality test), The American Society of Interior Designers, and more. Based on the insights of environmental psychology, Sally Augustin has developed a fascinating new concept of PlaceType, eight different patterns of human psychology that encode our response to surroundings. Like COLOR ME BEAUTIFUL, which enabled millions of women to instantly understand their "season" and chose the most flattering colors for makeup and fashion, DESIGNOLOGY gives readers the tools they need to instantly understand themselves and how to work with the world around them. DESIGNOLOGY cuts through the fads of clutter and cleaning books and delivers the clear, uncomplicated truth about why we respond to certain spaces in certain ways, and how we can use colors, scents, and other sensory experiences to create spaces that serve our real needs. Sally Augustin delivers straightforward action plans we need to develop places where we can live our best lives.
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Life Styling

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#1 New Release in Fashion ─ An inspirational fashion book for the everyday woman

Fans of the style lessons of The Curated Closet and Lessons from Madame Chic and the can-do motivation of Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis, will love Life Styling.

For women who happen to be mums. Whether you had a sense of style and lost it or never really took the time to think about what you like to wear, this is the book for you.

Style basics and minimalism for beginners: Life Styling: Simple Steps for Mums to Find your Style & Confidence will help you pack your perfectly organized bags and take you on a journey from the very basics to the dream minimalist capsule wardrobe. It will also help you navigate the social media obsessed landscape of personal style along the way.

Style, self-esteem and positive thinking in an Instagram world: Learn about the pros and cons of living in this “Insta” world and how it’s affected not only the way that we dress but our expectations and how we feel about ourselves. Discover the importance of underwear and a good pair of jeans and why you should be super excited that leggings are ‘back’. Life Styling will help you learn your ‘colors’, what styles will flatter your shape and lifestyle and how to save money by shopping smarter and making the clothes you already own work a little harder.

Capture your style and own it: Wherever you are in your style evolution it’s important to recognize who you are. Identifying what makes you happy when you open your closet doors is a step in the right direction. Life Styling will help you do just that.

A personal style self-help book for women and mums

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Living FULL

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Imagine waking in a hospital bed to find your frail, pale arm punctured by an IV transferring fluids and nutrients into your weak, stiff body. What happened? You’re an adult, age twenty-six, seventy-six pounds, and you just had a seizure precipitated by your chronic secretive decades-long struggle with unacknowledged eating disorders (ED). You have no friends and no normal young-adult experiences. Living FULL, a memoir about one woman’s journey, exposes the rarely talked about behind-the-scenes triggers and treatments, shame and guilt, and even coexisting addictions that go undetected in adult women today (i.e., drinking, cutting, etc.). Filled with pop culture references that will appeal to millennials, humor, and delivered with raw honesty about the escalating and increasingly dangerous behaviors of a person acting out the mental illness of ED, the book chronicles the step-by-step descent into the nightmare that is full-blown ED, followed by a recovery using a treatment that is rarely tried on adults: Maudsley Approach—a regimen of supervised controlled eating, or refeeding, by out-patient helpers; in this case, my parents—in a grueling battle, sometimes reminiscent of Helen Keller’s fight with Anne Sullivan, and ending with recovery or, what I call on my popular Facebook group page, “becoming FULL.” Eating disorders in adults are hardly talked about although they are extremely pervasive. A groundbreaking 2012 study published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders found that about 13 percent of women over age 50 exhibit eating disorder symptoms. To put that in perspective: Breast cancer afflicts about 12 percent of women. (https://www.remudaranch.com/blog/item/18-adult-women-and-eating-disorders). Everyone knows about breast cancer and how dangerous it is; yet eating disorders are kept hidden out of shame. Adults have jobs and families and can’t afford to go to treatment —either monetarily or emotionally. The average cost for a thirty-day stay in a treatment facility is $30,000. Patients often need from three to six months of inpatient care. With Maudsley treatment, one can live at home under the watch of your family or other willing helpers, while seeing an eating disorder therapist and other associated doctors whom he/she recommends. It was the hardest thing I have ever done. And it was equally difficult and rewarding for my mom, who contributes a short essay at the end of the book. The book is written from my perspective—a woman who has passed through the crucible of ED, is willing to share the most intimate and shameful details, and who is now a mother with a fierce commitment to raise a healthy daughter (who may well carry the ED gene; like alcoholism, there is a genetic propensity) and to help others walk the path of recovery. How does a person whose mind is programmed to hate her body fat deal with pregnancy? That, too, is revealed—in a back-of-the book chapter for potential mothers. It is filled with valuable tips for countering the triggered thoughts by reframing what is happening in a positive light. Founded in hard-won wisdom and steeped in research, the book’s content (including a “Food & Feelings” log during treatment) can be used to answer “how to” and “why” questions for not only ED sufferers but their families, caregivers, and therapists who have not specialized in ED.
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