By Mikhila Mcdaid
By Danielle Sherman-Lazar
Winning My Battle With Eating Disorders
Finding My FULL: This is my journey from starving to letting myself be FULL–physically & emotionally. What is living a FULL life? Having anorexia, bulimia, or vacillating between the two, you are trying to achieve an empty feeling through starvation or purging. Living a FULL life is a life where you aren’t starving anymore―starving for acceptance and love from others and yourself. It’s a life where you are feeding your mind and soul with good thoughts and foods. A life without your eating disorder.
Victim of the eating disorder monster: 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, and you just had a seizure precipitated by your chronic, secretive, decades-long struggle with unacknowledged eating disorders. You have no friends and no normal young-adult experiences. Living FULL is written by Danielle Sherman-Lazar, a woman who passed through the eating disorder crucible to recovery, sharing the most intimate and shameful details of her mental illness. Living FULL is Danielle's story.
Hidden out of shame: Eating disorders in young adults are hardly talked about, but are pervasive. Eating disorders are kept hidden out of shame. 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.
Journey to recovery: Living FULL chronicles the author's step-by-step descent into the full-blown eating disorder nightmare and her path to recovery. Recovery comes from the Maudsley Approach, a regimen of supervised controlled eating or refeeding by out-patient helpers that eventually can result in recovery.
Benefits of reading Living FULL:
- See how to confront your eating disorder demon
- Learn from someone who won her eating disorder battle
- Discover a new and beautiful life
A spell book for love and romance
Enthusiasts of Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft by Raymond Buckland, 1001 Spells by Cassandra Eason, and The Modern Guide to Witchcraft by Skye Alexander will love Moon Spell Magic for Love.
A Wicca spell book of love magic: Witchcraft is based on the knowledge that our destinies lie in our own hands, even in matters of the heart. Why suffer love gone wrong when you can do something about it? Why doubt your own power to attract love when a little herbal chemistry (to go along with the other kind!) can make you irresistible.
Moon spells for romance: Magic influences desired outcomes, empowers, and fosters growth. Begin this process with spells for love: spells that create the potential for love, draw the attention and devotion of a lover, strengthen the union between an existing couple, invoke sexual magic, heal a broken heart, and fill your own heart with love and compassion for yourself.
Inside this book are:
- Secret recipes for aphrodisiacs
- Ritual celebrations for the high holidays of love
- Insight into the mysterious realm of the moon and the stars.
- Directions for using moon phases, crystals, potions, flowers, herbs, and astrological signs for maximum power and accuracy
A great addition to your Wicca supplies: The moon magic in this book brings light and love into peoples’ lives. With desire, a loving attitude, a few natural ingredients, and a dash of magic, these custom-crafted recipes will cook up exciting flirtation, enchanted courtships, and real lasting love.
A perfect spell book for true romantics.
By Tim Tamashiro
#1 Amazon New Release! ─ Memoir and Portrait of a Family at Its Worst and Best
Some memoirs shock. Some entertain. Some take us places we’re afraid to go. A rare few move us. Once in a blue moon, a book does it all. This is Risking the Rapids.
Dysfunctional family. Risking the Rapids opens with the shocking death of O’Garden’s older brother, which prompts her and other relatives to seek closure on a journey through the remotest spot in Montana. Described genially as a river “float”, a harrowing journey unfolds. This wilderness trip is contrasted with O’Garden’s account of growing up with her six siblings in a clashing Catholic family.
Alcoholic father, mean mother, Catholic guilt. WCCO-TV personality Don O’Brien was well-known in the Twin Cities and in Minnesota. Whether forecasting weather and trading wisecracks with the anchor on the nightly news, pitching for sponsors, or hosting a Saturday night movie, he was a man people trusted. In private, Don O’Brien’s family life was a far cry from what his fans saw on TV. Little by little we see the corrosion: nightly martinis shared with his wife Betty, an undemonstrative and icy-hearted mother. The neglect. The poisoning of self-esteem. The rigidity demanded by the Catholic church. Competition. Cruelty. All packed into ordinary days and nights as a sensitive girl comes of age.
Anxiety and danger. The children vary in their response to the profound anxiety sown in the offspring of alcoholics. One brother bites his fingers to gangrene. One relentlessly bullies the author, who begins overeating compulsively. One severs all ties with the family. Danger mounts as well on the Montana raft trip, when unusual river conditions swell and speed the waters. Both stories build with escalating intensity to excruciating climaxes.
If you read and liked books such as The Liars’ Club, The Wounded Heart, Coming Clean, Change Me into Zeus's Daughter, or Remember Me As Loving You, you will want to read Risking the Rapids.
#1 Amazon New Release! ― ColdFusion's New Thinking About Technology and Science
What can history’s greatest breakthroughs in science and technology teach us about the future?
New Thinking: As each new stage technology builds on the previous innovations of the last, advancements begin to increase at an exponential rate. Now, more than ever, it’s important to see how we got here. What hidden stories lie behind much of the technology we use today? What drove those who invented it to do so? What were those special moments that changed the world forever? New Thinking is the story of human innovation, the story of us―through war and peace, it is humanity at our most innovative.
Disruptive technology and innovation: From the stories behind the steam engine revolution to the electric world of Tesla, to the first computers, to the invention of the internet and artificial intelligence, this book explores the hidden history of technology, discovering the secrets that have shaped our world. New Thinking brings you the stories of the men and women who thought in a new way to bring our world to where it is today.
In New Thinking: From Einstein to Artificial Intelligence, The Technology and Science That Built Our World you will delight in learning and appreciating:
- How a technology can spawn a new technology, and how they influence each other
- How our modern world came to be
- Our incredible modern world and potential for the future
If you've read books such as The Third Industrial Revolution, They Made America, or How We Got to Now, you're going to love New Thinking
By Marios Christou and Others
#1 Amazon New Release! ─ Greek mythology explored like never before
Fans of George R.R Martin’s A Song of Ice & Fire series and the Game of Thrones TV series will love Greek Mythology Explained, a unique retelling of Greek mythological tales featuring love, betrayal, murder and ruthless ambitions.
A fascinating take on classical Greek stories: Discover six classic Greek myths in this exciting retelling that paints both famous and lesser well known characters in a whole new light. Follow the likes of Odysseus, Lamia, Bellerophon, Icarus, Medusa and Artemis as their fates are revealed through bloody trials, gut-wrenching betrayals, sinister motives and broken hearts. With an accessible writing style that delves into the thoughts, feelings, desires, and motivations of every character, these mythical figures and their compelling stories will resonate with readers as they are guided through perilous and tragic adventures.
A deeper understanding: Greek Mythology Explained provides an in-depth analysis of each story told as it unravels the greater themes and valuable lessons hidden within each chapter. Readers will gain a deeper insight into the character’s motives and the varying depictions of the original Greek myths.
- Sail with Odysseus as he navigates through the straits of Messina with a terrifying monster on each side, intent only on killing him and his crew.
- Witness Lamia’s world turned upside down as she loses her kingdom, her children and her humanity.
- Journey with Bellerophon as he battles the Chimera and becomes the hero that he was destined to be.
- Take flight with Icarus and Daedalus as they escape their confinement and the cretan navy.
- Follow Medusa as she loses faith in the gods and becomes the monster she so adamantly wished to protect her people from.
- Experience the love between Artemis and Orion, as well as the bitter jealousy it spawns at the core of her brother Apollo.
#1 Amazon New Release ─ The Definitive Guide to SCUBA Diving and Snorkeling in Barbados
For Lonely Planet fans comes a unique and essential SCUBA, snorkel, and surf travel guide.
A great travel gift: The ultimate guide for beach and marine activities in Barbados.
A great Caribbean travel book: The Reef Smart Guides Barbados detailed descriptions and illustrations of beaches, coral reefs, ship wrecks, and other dive spots are ideal for divers, snorkelers, and surfers. This guidebook will help anyone wanting to make the most of their time on the island and in the water.
Detailed descriptions and map art: Reef Smart Reef Guides Barbados catalogues the beaches, surf spots, and dive and snorkel sites in Barbados. With the help of Reef Smart’s unique 3D-mapping technology, learn all you need to know about the island’s top dive and snorkel sites. These maps provide useful information such as depths, currents, waves, suggested routes, potential hazards, unique structures and species information.
Don’t go diving without it: This indispensable resource will help you plan and execute dives without a hitch. Make sure to pack this guidebook with the rest of your SCUBA gear.
This guidebook provides:
- The best locations for diving, snorkeling and surfing, and how to access them
- Detailed 3D maps, graphics and information to help you plan your time in and out of the water
- Species guide to help you identify and understand the marine creatures you’ll encounter in Barbados
- And much more!
A unique and comprehensive SCUBA diving book. Also look for Reef Smart Guides Florida: Palm Beach; Reef Smart Guides Florida: Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach and Deerfield Beach; and the best selling Reef Smart Guides Bonaire.
By Michael Reid
An Empowering Book of Poems and Essays
Fans of Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur, Her by Pierre Alex Jeanty, Whiskey Words and a Shovel by r.h. Sin, and The Princess Saves Herself in this One by Amanda Lovelace will love The Boyfriend Book by Michael E. Reid.
No more boyfriends: 300 women sat down with Mike, and after three hours, 299 of them agreed that they never wanted a boyfriend again. The Boyfriend Book tells you why.
Modern love poems and philosophy: When entrusting her heart to somebody, a woman doesn’t want to worry about the bad and the ugly, such as disloyalty and disrespect, indifference and contempt, micro-aggression and outright violence. In a perfect world, every guy would be a “good guy,” and every guy would have her best interest at heart. Unfortunately, the real world is a dangerous place, particularly when women have to let strangers in. And while some women are decent judges of character, others don’t see the train coming until it hits them. Not only does this book serve as a cautionary tale, it also offers an important perspective on modern love and equips women with strategies to effectively change their love life and, most importantly, their inner lives.
Transform your life with this powerful poetry book: Before you open this book, ask yourself: Where am I now? What are my struggles? What sort of pain do I carry? What parts of myself have I lost? Then, figure out where you want to be. This book will get you there. The possibilities for rebirth and reinvention are endless – but it’s ultimately up to you to make it all happen. This book will help you find a way to go forward that does not involve sideways. Read it slow. Plant the seed. Let it grow.
The Boyfriend Book is a gripping collection of short stories, thoughts and poems from Just Mike The Poet.
Discover your unique Organizing Personality Type and Strategies for a more productive and clutter-free life.
A new book by the author of Real Life Organizing and Cluttered Mess to Organized Success Workbook
Fans of The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up and Spark Joy by Marie Kondo and The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin will love The Clutter Connection by organization expert Cassandra Aarssen.
An organization book for diverse habits: “You’re not messy, you just organize differently”. The Clutter Connection examines and explains the correlation between brain types and how they directly relate to organization and clutter. Cassandra Aarssen smashes the stereo–type that some people are “naturally messy” and offers readers insight and real-life solutions based on their unique personal organizing style. The Clutter Connection will help you get organized, be more productive and finally understand the why behind your clutter.
Individualized real life organizing: Organizing isn’t one size fits all. Let go of the preconceived and conventional notions of what organization looks like and finally discover what Clutterbug you are. With self-awareness comes happiness, personal growth and lasting change.
The Clutter Connection examines:
- The four different organizing styles and how they relate to each other
- How motivation and happiness can be directly affected by our space
- The “3P’s” - Productivity, procrastination and perfectionism and how they are connected to your unique organizing style
- How you can finally become clutter-free simply by knowing yourself better
Know your habits and declutter your space
[Available as audio]
Increase Your Happiness Through Faith and Spirituality
Prayer takes many forms: Sitting in silence, walking mediation, using prayer beads or folding your hands every night and talking to God are all forms of prayer. If you want something different in your life, you must pray a different prayer. We are constantly communing with the Divine throughout our daily lives—even in the most ordinary activities. The Woman’s Book of Prayer will show you all the ways you can pray, so that you can find the methods that work for you.
Draw inspiration from a variety of sources: Comprised of both mindfulness meditations, prayer practices and selections of sacred texts, poems and blessings, The Woman’s Book of Prayer by Becca Anderson, author of Prayers for Hard Times and Every Day Thankful, gathers words of encouragement, comfort and sustenance for women. From Peace Pilgrim to Psalms to Dolly Parton, this collection of power thoughts and purposeful prayers will help you get inspired, and more importantly, stay inspired.
Change your life by changing your prayer: Author Becca Anderson credits her recovery from a serious illness to the power of daily prayer. But she had to change the way she prayed and set off on an exploration of the myriad methods people use and uncovering the world’s best prayers. The Woman’s Book of Prayer shows how to change your life by changing your prayer. By carefully and consciously choosing affirming thoughts and deliberately looking for blessings at every opportunity, you will literally create a new life for yourself.
The Woman’s Book of Prayer will help you:
- discover how to focus on what you DO want, not what you don’t want
- learn how to make your prayers positive and affirming
- find out how to get more of what you want in your life
#1 Amazon New Release! ─ A celebration of the LGBT community
Readers of The ABCs of LGBT by Ashley Mardell and Queer: A Graphic History by Dr. Meg-John Barker will love We Make It Better, a quintessential LGBT book.
LGBT history is as old as history itself. In that time, LGBT people have positively impacted their communities, made advancements for society, and changed the world! We Make It Better profiles all the people, places, and events that show just how awesome and inspiring the LGBT community is.
A stirring look at LGBT history: LGBT people have always played important roles in society. They have served their country, served in office, pushed for the protection of human rights, and have impacted all fields of study, sport, art and industry. We Make It Better offers biographies of some of the most famous thinkers and changers in history from Bayard Rustin, Alan Turing, Dr. Sally Ride, and Oscar Wilde to present day innovators and world changers such as Billie Jean King, Jason Collins, Ellen DeGeneres, Tim Cook, the Wachowski sisters, Sir Ian McKellen and more.
Positivity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth and adults: But, more than a “who’s who” of LGBT history, We Make It Better is also a vibrant chronicle of the events in history where the LGBT community came together to fight for equality and to save lives. Learn how the community came together during the HIV/AIDs crisis, fought for marriage equality, protested discrimination, and pushed for progressive change throughout the years. Places and cultures important to the LGBT community are also proudly profiled. Learn about the events, places, people, and beliefs that are all causes for pride and celebration.
- Discover important LGBT people that have changed the world
- Be moved by the accomplishments of the LGBT community
- Be inspired by a mix of biographies, history and quotes
An inspiring record of LGBT history for everyone!
By Alexa Fischer
#1 Amazon New Release! ─ Make Your Greatest Wish Come True
Readers of The Miracle Morning, The Untethered Soul and The Universe Has Your Back will love Wishwork.
What is your greatest wish? Do you want a new job? An influx of new clients? Zero credit card debt? A strong, healthy body? A passionate, exciting marriage? More free-time to relax in your backyard with a glass of Rosé? You don't need a miracle to make your wish a reality. With Wishwork, you will visualize your #1 wish, write it down, focus on it, and take action for 21 days in a row to make your wish come true.
Work for your wish: Alexa Fischer (TV and film actor, entrepreneur, and founder of Wishbeads, a fast-growing jewelry company) is your guide on this 21-day journey. You’ll complete simple daily action steps and record your experiences, feeling your positivity and optimism grow with each passing day. Wishwork gently reminds readers that wishes don’t just magically come true without any effort whatsoever—you’ve got to put in some work!
Wishwork will motivate you to get off the couch, turn off Netflix, get moving, cultivate a positive mindset, and make your #1 wish come true—while keeping the process fun and uplifting, not daunting. Life's too short to wait on the universe to grant your wishes. Alexa will walk you through three simple but lifechanging steps to grant them yourself:
- Make a wish
- Do the work
- Watch it come true
New Year, New You. Get Started and Get Results!
My Keto Journal is a great companion journal and activity tracker for keto diet books like Keto Living Day by Day. Pick your favorite keto recipes and get going!
Track Diet and Exercise in One Place: Put all of your fitness information in a journal that is just the right size—big enough for all of the day's details but small enough to take with you to the gym or the grocery store. Like helpful all-in-one fitness trackers such as Hello New Me, My Keto Journal is a combination meal planner, food tracker, and workout journal—and this one can easily fit in your gym bag.
A Dedicated Keto Diet Journal: My Keto Journal is the only tracker fully dedicated to the approachable and proven weight loss power of the ketogenic diet. Simple, informative, clear and easy to use, this all-in-one journal will help get you started on your new life.
Using My Keto Journal, you’ll be able to keep up with what you've eaten, when you ate it and how it improved your body. Once you get started, you'll be able to:
- Master the science of the keto diet
- Record your meals—breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks
- Progress your overall health
- Love your new active lifestyle
The perfect companion to Keto Meal Prep by FlavCity: 125+ Low Carb Recipes That Actually Taste Good
#1 Amazon New Release! ─ A Guide to Wealth, Health, Relationships, and Purpose During Retirement
Includes Worksheets on Finances, Time Management, Health, Self-care, Family, Relationships, Hobbies, Volunteering and much more!
Make plans for the happiest time: Retirement is a new season, a new opportunity, to live purposefully. It’s not an end. You may have quit a job, but you don’t have to quit at life. This is your time to do something meaningful. And this time you get to choose exactly what YOU want to do. Now is the time because now you actually have time. Let’s take that bucket list and get started!
Time-management for retirement: Hyrum Smith, nationally-renowned "Father of Time Management" and co-creator of The Franklin Planner System, is the preeminent expert for using time wisely. The author of the bestselling Purposeful Retirement, Smith’s new book lays out what is essentially a guide to making sure we all take full advantage of the decades we get to enjoy after full-time work.
Everything from money and exercise to hobbies and clubs: Smith sheds light on what he calls the “gifts of retirement,” the opportunity to reclaim your time and spend it exactly the way you want to. This practical handbook covers:
- Retirement financial planning
- Health management and exercise advice
- The importance of clubs, volunteering and social groups in maintaining friendships, relationships, and a social life once you stop going to work every day
- And much more!
Mindfulness for your later years: How often do you get personal advice from one of the top time management gurus in the world? Here's your chance! Hyrum Smith’s guide to the good life of retirement is invaluable for anyone looking at the post-career years as well as retirees looking for insight into how to manage their retirement years, so that they are joyful and fulfilling. Hyrum Smith’s one-of-a-kind expertise and wise counsel in The Purposeful Retirement Workbook will take you from apprehension to living life and loving it!
Discover simple time management and mindful planning guidance for a joyful and meaningful retirement.
#1 Amazon Best Seller! ─ The Definitive Guide to SCUBA Diving and Snorkeling in Bonaire
For Lonely Planet fans comes a unique and essential SCUBA, snorkel, and surf travel guide.
A great Caribbean travel book: The ultimate guide for beach and marine activities in Bonaire. The detailed descriptions and illustrations of beaches, coral reefs, shipwrecks, and other dive spots are ideal for divers, snorkelers, kitesurfers and windsurfers. This guidebook will help anyone wanting to make the most of their time on the island and in the water.
Detailed descriptions and map art: Reef Smart catalogues the dive and snorkel sites in Bonaire as well as the beaches, and kitesurfing and wind surfing hotspots. With the help of Reef Smart’s unique 3D-mapping technology, learn all you need to know about the regions' top dive and snorkel sites. These maps provide useful information such as depths, currents, waves, suggested routes, potential hazards, unique structures and species information.
Do not go diving without it: This indispensable resource will help you plan and execute dives without a hitch. Make sure to pack this guidebook with the rest of your SCUBA gear before you visit the shore diving capital of the Caribbean.
This guidebook provides:
- The best locations for diving, snorkeling, kitesurfing and windsurfing, and how to access them
- Detailed 3D maps, graphics and information to help you plan your time in and out of the water
- Species guide to help you identify and understand the marine creatures you will encounter in Bonaire and its surrounding areas
A unique and comprehensive SCUBA diving book. Also look for Reef Smart Guides Florida: Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach and Deerfield Beach, Reef Smart Guides Barbados, and Reef Smart Guides Florida: Palm Beach.
By Megan Murphy