Creating Business Magic

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• Key Selling Points: • These three authors have significant recognition in their respective fields: government, business, and magic • This book will be accompanied by a dedicated website, audio, and video support demonstrations, and a training and presentational format and program supported by the authors. The power of magic will be leveraged visually with vintage footage of the world’s greatest magicians and with performances by the authors illustrating the Nine Disruptions of Magic. This book will come alive in written word, spoken word, and in powerful video examples. • The authors control websites for their companies, for example: David Morey’s MMG, Inc. (http://www.moreymagicgroup.com), Core Strategy Group (http://www.corestrategygroup.com/), DMG, Inc. (http://www.dmghq.com), and www.playoffense.com; These will all be used extensively to promote the book • David Morey has a 10,000-person targeted database to be used in generating blogs and outbound e-campaigns. Moreover, David Morey is a graduate of the Wharton School and currently Adjunct Professor at the University of Pennsylvania—and the book will thus be promoted within this institution’s 290,000-person alumni data base. • David Morey and John McLaughlin speak and perform extensively around the world and often appear in the media. Recent speaking engagements for David Morey include NBC, Samsung Electronics, Sandbox, LLC, Merck, Delloite, BMW, Audia Group, AFM, IAPC, Johnson & Johnson, Healthbox, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, the President’s Club, the World Footwear Council, CVS, and AVG Technologies. • John McLaughlin has spoken most recently at the Aspen Security Forum and appeared in the Emmy-nominated HBO documentary Manhunt. He frequently publishes articles on foreign affairs in venues such as Foreignpolicy.com, CNN.com, and Ozy, an online journal of news and opinion. He is a frequent commentator on numerous network news programs, such as MSNBC, CNN, CBS, ABC, and PBS. • Since David Morey and John McLaughlin are intensively engaged as board members and consultants to numerous Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 firms, agencies of the U.S. government, non-governmental organizations, charitable organizations, and educational institutions, the book will receive extensive exposure to major thought leaders in the U.S. and globally.

 

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Embracing the Awkward

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From First Day of School to First Dance. It can be hard to see the potential we have to do really wonderful things in this world. Figuring out how to make friends, develop relationships and be confident in yourself is a step by step process, and in this down-to-earth guide written by the popular teen advice YouTuber The Josh Speaks will help any you feel comfortable taking small steps towards being somebody great.
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The Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos

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#1 Amazon Best Seller! ─ The Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos

Learn the secrets to composition: There's a common misconception that composition is mysterious and that only certain people have that natural gift for the techniques involved. The truth is that composition involves a set of skills that you can master. Just as you can use cookbook recipes to make your favorite meal―you don't have to be a famous French chef―you also can take amazing photos by just following a recipe!

Easy-to-follow photography composition recipes: Marc Silber has spent years studying the works of masters and interviewing some of the biggest names in photography. Now he can provide you with simple and easy-to-follow recipes for creating photographs that you and others will love! The Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos puts at your fingertips ideas for improving your skills by giving you easy-to-follow "recipes" that will improve your photography right now! Take your photography to the next level: Composition is one of the biggest keys to creating photos that others will love. No matter what kind of camera or smartphone you're using, you can take your photography to the next level and beyond by learning composition tools and secrets known to the masters of the art.

Carry The Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos in your camera bag: The book is compact in size and easy to carry with you, so you can flip to the look you want and follow the recipe for creating an image that inspires you. Use it when you're out photographing to get new ideas and inspiration. You'll be able to rapidly up you photography game by learning the skills in Picture Perfect Processes.

Key benefits of owning The Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos include:

  • Taking better photographs today by learning the keys to composition
  • Having quick and easy to follow "recipes" for composition at your fingertips
  • Learning the secrets of composition from the masters of classical art and photography
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Anime Impact

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#1 Amazon Best Seller!—The Life-Changing Power of Anime

A celebration of Anime: Many books on anime simply offer a list of “essential titles” and recommendations. Anime Impact goes deeper by showcasing the many voices of anime’s biggest fans. You’ll find many distinct stories that only each specific writer could tell, all painting a fun and surprisingly touching portrait of the true impact of anime over multiple generations.

Iconic movies and TV shows from Japan: Japanese animation—or anime—holds a special place in the hearts of countless fans around the globe. Since the early days of Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boy to Makoto Shinkai’s astounding success with Your Name, anime has left an undeniable impact on our culture.

Insights from filmmakers, authors, and YouTube stars: Anime Impact explores the impression the medium has left on various fans with detailed discussions on television shows and movies from the 1960s all the way to the present. You’ll hear from YouTube film critic Chris Stuckmann and many others like Ready Player One author Ernest Cline and YouTube stars Robert Walker, Bennett “BennettTheSage” White, Tristan "Arkada" Gallant of Glass Reflection and manga artist Mark Crilley. Learn how anime has impacted culture from authors, artists, critics, anime enthusiasts, and super fans such as John Rodriguez, Alicia Malone, Emma Fyffe, and many more.

You will learn about the impact of:

  • Anime classics such as GundamAkiraSailor MoonSpirited Away and other Studio Ghibli films
  • The biggest names in anime like One PieceDragon Ball ZPokémonNaruto, and Attack on Titan
  • Movies and shows both legendary and niche alike
  • Truly unique hidden gems rarely seen outside of Japan
  • And much more

Anime Impact explores the effects and lasting appeal of anime across all genres and across five decades!

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Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers

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#1 Amazon Best Seller & Wall Street Journal Best Books of 2018 on Aging Well ─ Over fifty, retiring and childless?

Are you among the fifteen million Americans over fifty and childless? Solo aging gracefully and a happy retirement can be yours!

Baby Boomers retiring: American Baby boomers are aging and fifteen million of them never had children. Who will take care of them? Unprecedented in U.S. history, this demographic will create challenges for these individuals as well as for society. Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers is a passionate exploration of the path ahead for “Solo Agers.” It includes choices in housing, relationships, legal arrangements, finances and more – and urges the solo ager to plan for the future as though their life and well-being depended on it, as author Sara Zeff Geber believes it will!

Solo Agers aging well: In Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers, Sara Zeff Geber, a Ph.D. in Counseling and Human Behavior and a Certified Retirement Coach, coins the term “Solo Ager” to refer to the segment of society that either does not have adult children or is single and believes they will be on their own as they grow older. However, it’s not just the Solo Ager that can learn from this book. Financial advisors, elder law and estate attorneys, senior care managers, and others whose clientele is on the far side of sixty will benefit as well.

Retirement and good living: With a compelling and readable style, Geber takes her readers on a journey, starting with the choice for childlessness and why so many boomers were able to make that decision. She then reviews the role of adult children in an aging parent’s world and suggests ways in which Solo Agers can mitigate the absence of adult children by relationship building and rigorous planning for their future. Geber shares her expertise on what constitutes a fulfilling older life and how Solo Agers can maximize their opportunities for financial security, physical health, meaning and purpose in the second half of life and, finally, planning for the end game.

Retirement guide: Through stories and narrative, the author explores housing choices, relationships, and building a support system. You will learn about:

  • different levels of care and independence in various types of living arrangements
  • how to initiate discussions among friends and relatives about end-of-life treatment
  • ‘what if’ scenarios
  • who to talk to about legal and financial decisions

Geber's stories of Solo Agers are gleaned from friends and clients in a variety of circumstances. Each one demonstrates decisions and choices these people have made and illustrates the importance of thinking ahead and taking action now.

Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers is pragmatic and provocative, but softened with humor. Many of the chapters include worksheets or checklists, encouraging the reader to go beyond imagining and begin his or her own planning for the voyage ahead.

 

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Power Your Life With the Positive

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What is the secret to success and happiness?

Nothing in life is impossible: Cyrus Webb (art show and poetry reading host, and founder of the “Conversations” daily radio show, magazine, and Conversations Book Club) reminds us in Power Your Life With the Positive, “Nothing in life is impossible. Your goals and dreams are worth fighting for!”

You can leave negativity behind: Drawing on the life-changing experiences of fellow artists, industry insiders, and those in front of and behind the camera in the entertainment industry, author Cyrus Webb has provided a compendium of encouragement for all to benefit from. Power Your Life with the Positive is filled with stories of amazing life turnarounds and proves the importance of optimism in an often-negative world. In this book of positivity, faith, and hope, Webb encourages us to let these stories “give you the fuel you need to power your life with the positive and leave the negativity behind.”

Find hope and inspiration: In these times of economic uncertainty, civic strife, and political turmoil, it is more important than ever to offer people hope and inspiration to believe that the best is yet to come. The notable figures featured in this book have faced their own fears and crises, believed enough in their goals and dreams to keep going, and reaped the rewards by not allowing their own doubts and those of others stop them.

Famous people who powered their lives with the positive: The notables featured in Webb’s book faced their own fears, believed enough in their goals and dreams to pursue them and reaped rewards by sticking to their guns and not allowing their own doubts and those of others stop them:

  • Supermodel Tess Holliday
  • Grammy award-winning singer and actress Stephanie Mills
  • Prison Break creator Paul T. Scheuring
  • Roots and Reading Rainbow’s LeVar Burton
  • Actor Jamie Kennedy
  • Recording artist Keith Sweat
  • Walking Dead’s Jeryl Prescott Sales
  • Actress Antonique Smith
  • Dukes of Hazzard actor John Schneider
  • Dan Bucatinsky of Scandal and 24
  • Legendary bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark
  • Actor Isaiah Washington
  • American Idol’s Ruben Studdard and Taylor Hicks
  • Artist Aubrey O’Day
  • and many more

If you liked positivity and motivational books such as The Secret, The Power of Positive Thinking, Chicken Soup for the Soul, You Are a Badass, Make Your Bed, and Unshakeable; you'll love Cyrus Webb's Power Your Life With the Positive

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Women Who Launch

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Finalist Pacific Book Awards 2018! ─ Empowering stories of game-changing women

Dorothy Parker observed, “It’s a man’s world;” the lady entrepreneurs and game-changers profiled in Women Who Launch would beg to differ. Unlike the matrons of the 1950s-the women who lunched-these kick-ass females left their DNA in the annals of time.

A history of women in business and beyond: Julia Ward-Howe showed what’s good for the goose is good for the gander when she created the Girl Scouts of America. Sara Joseph Hale-authoress of Mary had a Little Lamb- convinced Lincoln to launch a national day of thanks while Anna Jarvis persuaded President Wilson to initiate a day in tribute of mothers. Estee Lauder revolutionized the cosmetics industry. The tradition of these Mothers of Invention continued when, compliments of knitter Krista Suh, the heads of millions were adorned with pink, pussy-cat ears in the largest women's march in history. These women who launched prove-in the words of Rosie the Riveter, “We can do it!”

Biographies of women creators, innovators, and leaders: Women Who Launch is filled with inspiring true stories of women activists, artists, entrepreneurs who launched some of the most famous companies, brands, and organizations today and changed the world. It is at once a collection of biographies and a testament of female empowerment.

Readers will find:

  • The stories behind renowned companies, brands, and organizations and the diverse women who launched them.
  • empowering quotes from strong women and those who refused to be kept down.
  • motivation to all women who want to succeed in their careers, launch companies, and change the world.

Find motivation in your career and life with the amazing history of women entrepreneurship, activism, and leadership.

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Badass Women Give the Best Advice

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Badass Women Advice

Everything you need to know about love, life, relationships, sex, men, and being a badass.

Advice from girl bosses of all kinds: Women are, far and away, the Oral Sex. Women’s Studies scholar Becca Anderson has gathered the wisdom from a chorus of fabulous femmes for this one-of-a-kind advice book. From housewives to Hollywood starlets, from standup comedians to startup entrepreneurs, these badass women offer unvarnished and unabashed opinions and share their frank and forthright thinking on the wild world of relationships.

A sassy collection of woman wisdom: This delightfully dishy gathering of gal pals is like having a heart-to-heart with 200 of your closest friends. Garrulous girls and loquacious ladies from every walk of life unleash their wicked wit in this humorous and enlightening compilation and tell it like it is. Topics include What the World Needs Now, Love Hurts, Lost Love, and Are Men Really Necessary.

Learn and laugh at the real stories of the amazing women you love: true tales about wild women of yore that entertain as much as they enlighten. From Anais Nin, Lily Tomlin, Amy Bloom, Dorothy Allison, Drew Barrymore, Chrissy Teigan and beyond, there's no shortage of sass, sarcasm, or sizzle and a few shocks along the way!

In Badass Women Give the Best Advice, readers will find:

  • Wisdom about sex, dating, break ups, weddings, the prerequisites for the perfect kiss, and more!
  • Quotes and true stories from famous women and girl bosses.
  • Quizzes, love and sex bucket lists and topics like “Size Really Does Matter,” and “Cry Me a River, The Weepiest Romantic Movies Ever” that will spice up your sex and love life.

Be enlightened with these no nonsense takes on dating, love life, sex, self-love, and more!

 

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Difficult Mothers, Adult Daughters

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#1 Amazon New Release ─ Transform Your Relationship With Your Mother

If you liked Melody Beattie's Codependent No More or Henry Cloud's Boundaries, you'll love Difficult Mothers, Adult Daughters

Difficult mother? The best news on the planet is that your mother doesn't have to change in order for you to be happy. In fact, author Karen C.L. Anderson will take it a step further and say, your difficult mother doesn't have to change in order for you to be free, peaceful, content, and joyful.

Narcissistic mother? You can emotionally separate without guilt. Inspired by her own journey, Anderson's Difficult Mothers, Adult Daughters shows women how to emotionally separate from their difficult mothers without guilt and anxiety, so they can finally create a life based on their own values, desires, needs, and preferences.

Learn through the experiences of others: The book is filled with personal stories and experiences, practical tools, and journal prompts that can be used now to feel better. Anderson compassionately leads women struggling in their relationships with their difficult mothers through a process of self-awareness and understanding. Karen's experience with hundreds of women has resulted in cases of profound growth and transformation.

Funny and compassionate: This book is about Karen discovering and accepting the whole of who she is (separate from her mother), and making her discoveries accessible to women struggling to redefine their challenging relationships with their mothers. Her writing is relatable, real, funny, and compassionate.

What you'll learn inside this book:

  • Why mothers and daughters can have difficult relationships
  • How to heal and transform your mother "wounds"
  • How to tell your stories in a way that empowers
  • How to handle the uncomfortable emotions that seem inevitable
  • The art of creating, articulating, and maintaining impeccable boundaries
  • How to stop "shouldering"
  • How to "re-mother" yourself and acknowledge, honor, and meet your needs

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Eating Across America

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#1 Amazon Best Seller ─ Best Daym Takeout

Drive-ins, diners and dives: Daymon Patterson, author of Eating Across America, is better known as Daym Drops, an American food critic, YouTube celebrity, and television presenter. He initially gained popularity on YouTube for his video review of a Five Guys takeoutmeal, which spawned a viral online song by the Gregory Brothers. He hosted Best Daym Takeout, a food-review oriented television program on the Travel Channel, based on his experiences and with certain aspects borrowed from his YouTube channel. "Best Daym Takeout", aired in 2013, with works featured on The Jimmy Fallon show. That's where Rachel Ray's Team found me, and brought me on for a few episodes before Rachel Ray offered me a position on the show as her Food Correspondent. I travel abroad, sampling dishes and many QSR locations, all to give them a Super Official Food Review from the front seat of my Truck.

Cheap eats, food trucks and street food: Shows like Diners, Drive-ins and Dives have never been more popular. And they have inspired a movement. More and more, people are packing up their cars and road tripping in search of cheap eats, food trucks and street food. Daym Drops offers Eating Across America for all traveling foodies.

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Real Life Mindfulness

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The calm and quiet mind

Spiritual self care: Real Life Mindfulness is a series of reflections that can illuminate every aspect of life. Authors Elise Marie Collins and Becca Anderson offer readers guidance on using the opportune moments between everything else in life for spiritual self care. In the same way we lovingly tend a garden, so does our soul require nourishment and attention. Your happiness quotient will soar with the practices and meditations in Real Life Mindfulness.

Control stress and anxiety: By following the suggestions in this gentle guide, you’ll be able to focus on becoming more fully awake to who you really are. In her own words, Elise Marie Collins adds, “People are overbooked, overcommitted and often feel lost and filled with anxiety. I went through this myself and found my way to back to myself through the practice of mindfulness. You can, too.” In just a few minutes a day, Real Life Mindfulness will bring you the calmness and clarity that an over-demanding schedule steals from you.

Find serenity: A welcome respite for anyone whose gear shift is perpetually in overdrive, Real Life Mindfulness is an invitation to rest, find peace, awaken, and remember. It offers deceptively simple wisdom to help readers sharpen their senses, find serenity, and make room for life.

What you'll learn from reading Real Life Mindfulness:

  • How daily mindfulness calms the mind and reduces stress
  • Why meditating is one of the healthiest things you can do
  • How to live in the moment, a place full of peace and happiness
  • How to get started meditating regularly, whether you are a beginner or just living a busy life
  • What it feels like when meditation focuses your brain and makes you smarter
  • How mindful objectivity and observation bring wisdom
  • How to see the beauty present in everything all around you
  • Nine different ways to meditate
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The Healthy Teen Cookbook

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Remmi is a rising star among kid chefs with appearances on Chopped, The Harry Connick Show, Food Network and bookings far into the future on national television cooking and charming her way into people’s hearts. Rachael Ray has taken Remmi under her wing, featuring her in Yum O Mag, her show and is in talks for a TV cooking competition with a focus on healthy options.
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Getting My Bounce Back

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#1 Amazon New Release ─ Female, fit and fifty

Exercise is not optional: You don’t have to run a marathon to be fit and healthy or suffer through a triathlon that includes a half-mile swim in the ocean. But you do need an exercise habit. Especially as we age, exercise is not optional. Yet unless we had been athletes as kids or young adults, and few of us were, we do not know how to find our edge. Learning how to carve out time to meet our fitness needs or to push ourselves physically and mentally is one of the greatest challenges to aging well.

Finding the inspiration to exercise: Inspired by her highly popular blog “Be the Dog”, Carolee Belkin Walker's Getting My Bounce Back is a relatable story of what it’s like to be a successful professional woman encountering all things fitness for the first time. Even if readers have never put on a pair of running shoes or tried again and again to get a fitness habit, they’ll relate to the highs and lows of Walker’s journey to the back of the pack and ultimately stumbling on a path to resilience and well-being.

Happier more confident woman: You could fit two of Walker inside what her body looked like in February 2014. But it is the powerful sense of confidence and resilience that’s had the greatest impact on Walker and inspires others. This book is about Walker digging in, discovering who she is, and seeing how far she can push herself to be strong, fit, healthy, and most important, resilient. Her writing is full of humorous situations as she decides to be an active participant in life and not take the setbacks, or herself, too seriously.

Benefits of reading Getting My Bounce Back:

  • Learn how to make time for exercise
  • Get inspired to get fit
  • Learn how you can be more confident and happier
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The Film Buff's Bucket List

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#1 Amazon Best Seller! ─ Film buff movie guide

Best movies, best films, best indies: Theaters around the world are dominated by comic book heroes, ice princesses, apocalyptic love-struck teens, and whatever masterpiece Pixar is rolling out. It’s clear that cinema is as healthy as ever. Oscar-worthy directors, indie geniuses and foreign artists are creating stunning, boundary-pushing work. Since the turn of the century, movie lovers have been enjoying a second golden age. But which films are the best of the best? What are the top movies since 2000 to see before you die?

Film buff: Chris Stuckmann, one of YouTube’s most popular film reviewers (70+ million views) gives us his best of the best! In his book debut, Stuckmann delivers his list of the very best 50 Movies since 2000 – with that style and punch that YouTube viewers have come to love. These are the films you must see before you die.

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Think Happy to Stay Happy

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#1 Amazon New Release ─Think Happy

Positivity guide: Happiness is around every corner, but every once in a while we need a guide or map to find it. This book is your guide. The 50 chapters of Think Happy to Stay Happy are filled with positivity ideas and inspiration to help you learn how to be happy.

Stay happy: Joy unites all people and words are often how we best express our joy. Think Happy to Stay Happy is the perfect collection of power thoughts and insightful quotes and affirmations that express some of the best ways to "stay happy." The secret to being happy may well be a "gratitude adjustment."

Follow your bliss: One thing the world's wisdom traditions all agree on is that all states of "higher being" are not attained by stumbling around an unmarked road to "blisstown", but result from inner work and self development. Bliss means connecting with your true self more deeply and arriving at a place of ease and awareness. "If you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living."

Benefits of reading Think Happy to Stay Happy:

  • Learn to be happy
  • Learn about how a "gratitude adjustment" can help you stay happy
  • Attain a state of bliss
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8 to Great

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With over 60,000 copies sold, it's no surprise that 8 to Great is changing lives. Giving you the tools for connecting with your unique greatness - in your relationships, your career, and your destiny!
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Love Earth Now

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Silver Nautilus Book Award Winner! 
Merge environmentalism and spirituality─attain a state of eco-mindfulness and sustainable living

What can you do for the environment? Do you find yourself wondering what on Earth you can do about the serious environmental challenges we face today? Do you worry there’s nothing any one person can do that will make a difference? Most people say they would like to do something to make the world a better place, but they just don’t believe they have the time, energy, money or power to do anything that will make a real difference. Are you willing to devote 20 minutes a week to find out? Environmental activist Cheryl Leutjen has the planet’s back and is betting you do too. Her powerful book of inspired ideas and eco-mindfulness calls upon us all to Love Earth Now.

Conservation and sustainable living. Love Earth Now invites us to explore our thoughts and feelings about the waste and negative environment impacts we see daily. Drawing from her experiences as an engineering geologist, environmental law attorney, small shop owner, and mindfulness practitioner, Cheryl also reminds us about the importance of simplicity. All our possessions and constant shopping are no better for us than they are for the planet itself. They contribute to landfills and create a tech-tethered society that is increasingly isolated. Both helpful and hopeful, Love Earth Now is brimming with creative ideas we can all try. Get closer to a sustainable lifestyle, one day at a time.

Practice Eco-mindfulness. Cheryl’s book of planetary self-help and eco-mindfulness is a deeply thoughtful and lucid look at the state of our “big blue marble,” our beautiful earth. It's also a sourcebook of direct actions─large and small─we can all take to ensure our children and their children’s children have a healthy future on this planet.

If you liked reading books such as Vitamin NThe Sound of a Wild Snail Eating, or Braiding Sweetgrass, you'll enjoy the award-winning Love Earth Now.

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