Personal Guidance
The Intuitive Heart of Romance: Finding Your Own Path to Lasting Love
The Intuitive Heart of Romance
Finding Your Own Path to Lasting Love
Paperback      ISBN: 0738725846

Servet Hasan believes there's a missing element in today's romantic relationships: spiritual wisdom. Whether you're searching for a partner or sustaining a long-term flame, the key to finding happiness, she says, is following your own deep inner knowing. In this book, Servet helps you reinvent your understanding of intimate relationships, find your ideal partner, and create a healthy, enduring, and deeply spiritual bond with the one you love.

This inspiring guide to the ever-evolving world of love and relationships offers fresh, practical advice. Through soul-centered meditations and exercises, you'll develop your natural intuitive gifts and use them to ground yourself, strengthen your values, and find love on your own timeline.

--Break free of fears and repressed beliefs
--Attain greater self-understanding
--Discover how to make sex more meaningful
--Create a deeper connection with your partner

Praise:
"This is a must-read for anyone seeking a deeper look into love and romance. Using Servet's right-on guide, anyone can have the relationships of their dreams and bring freshness and passion into their current love life."--Terry Cole-Whittaker, bestselling author of What You Think of Me Is None of My Business

The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World
The Moment of Lift
How Empowering Women Changes the World
Paperback      ISBN: 1250257727
Here I Am: Using Jewish Spiritual Wisdom to Become More Present, Centered, and Available for Life
Here I Am
Using Jewish Spiritual Wisdom to Become More Present, Centered, and Available for Life
Paperback      ISBN: 1590308441

During stressful times, it's easy to get caught up in feeling anxious, tense, foggy, and overloaded. Here, a popular psychologist shares easy-to-use techniques for managing and rebalancing these emotions and helps you to find your calm, strong center. Dr. Leonard Felder draws from his work with clients over the last thirty years, and incorporates traditional Jewish prayers and blessings that have been used for centuries to refocus the mind. The author has a long history of multi-faith counseling and dialogue and has made these stress-management practices resonant with people of all religious backgrounds who are looking for more awareness, clarity, and calmness when faced with stress-related emotions.

In this book you'll learn how to:

- Regain your equilibrium when you feel pulled in too many directions
- Outsmart your moody, anxious brain
- Know when to intervene and when to let go in a situation
- Respond with wisdom when someone treats you harshly
- Find inner quiet and peace when you feel agitated
- And much more

In each chapter, Felder includes examples drawn from his client's experiences and explanations from mind-body psychology and neuroscience to support the effectiveness of this kind of mindfulness practice.

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Living Beautifully: With Uncertainty and Change
Living Beautifully
With Uncertainty and Change
Paperback      ISBN: 1611800765
The best-selling author and spiritual teacher shares practices for living with wisdom and integrity even in confusing and uncertain situations.

Is it possible to live well when the very ground we stand on is shaky? Yes, says everyone's favorite Buddhist nun, it's even possible to live beautifully, compassionately, and happily on shaky ground--and the secret is: the ground is always shaky. Pema shows how using a traditional Buddhist practice called the Three Vows or Three Commitments, offering us a way to relax into profound sanity in the midst of whatever non-sanity is happening around us. Just making these simple aspirations can change the way we look at the world and can provide us with a lifetime of material for spiritual practice.

The Three Commitments are three methods for embracing the chaotic, uncertain, dynamic, challenging nature of our situation as a path to awakening. The first of the commitments, traditionally called the Pratimoksha Vow, is the foundation for personal liberation. This is a commitment to doing our best to not cause harm with our actions or words or thoughts, a commitment to being good to each other. It provides a structure within which we learn to work with our thoughts and emotions, and to refrain from speaking or acting out of confusion. The next step toward being comfortable with groundlessness is a commitment to helping others, traditionally called the Bodhisattva Vow. It is a commitment to dedicate our lives to keeping our hearts and minds open, and nurturing our compassion with the longing to ease the suffering of the world. The last of the three commitments, traditionally known as the Samaya Vow, is a resolve to embrace the world just as it is, without bias; a resolve to see everything we encounter, good and bad, pleasant and painful, as a manifestation of awakened energy. It is a commitment to see everything and anything as a means by which we can awaken further.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
Hardcover      ISBN: 0062457713

#1 New York Times Bestseller

Over 6 million copies sold

In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be positive all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.

For decades, we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. F**k positivity, Mark Manson says. Let's be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it. In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is--a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mindset that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

Manson makes the argument, backed both by academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better. Human beings are flawed and limited--not everybody can be extraordinary, there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault. Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek.

There are only so many things we can give a f**k about so we need to figure out which ones really matter, Manson makes clear. While money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is better, because true wealth is about experience. A much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in-the-eye moment of real-talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is a refreshing slap for a generation to help them lead contented, grounded lives.

Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
Tiny Beautiful Things
Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
Paperback      ISBN: 0307949338
This bestselling book from the author of Wild collects the best of The Rumpus's Dear Sugar advice columns plus never-before-published pieces.

Wise and compassionate (New York Times Book Review), and rich with humor and insight--and absolute honesty--this book is a balm for everything life throws our way.

Life can be hard: your lover cheats on you; you lose a family member; you can't pay the bills--and it can be great: you've had the hottest sex of your life; you get that plum job; you muster the courage to write your novel. Sugar--the once-anonymous online columnist at The Rumpus, now revealed as Cheryl Strayed, author of the bestselling memoir Wild--is the person thousands turn to for advice.
When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times
When Things Fall Apart
Heart Advice for Difficult Times
Paperback      ISBN: 1611803438
Pema Ch dr n's perennially best-selling classic on overcoming life's difficulties cuts to the heart of spirituality and personal growth--now in a newly designed 20th-anniversary edition with a new afterword by Pema--makes for a perfect gift and addition to one's spiritual library.

How can we live our lives when everything seems to fall apart--when we are continually overcome by fear, anxiety, and pain? The answer, Pema Ch dr n suggests, might be just the opposite of what you expect. Here, in her most beloved and acclaimed work, Pema shows that moving toward painful situations and becoming intimate with them can open up our hearts in ways we never before imagined. Drawing from traditional Buddhist wisdom, she offers life-changing tools for transforming suffering and negative patterns into habitual ease and boundless joy.
The Art of Mindful Birdwatching: Reflections on Freedom & Being
The Art of Mindful Birdwatching
Reflections on Freedom & Being
Hardcover      ISBN: 1782404287
"In The Art of Mindful Birdwatching, Claire Thompson elegantly weaves a narrative full of her own delightfully documented encounters with birds in amongst sage guidance on using mindfulness to help readers become deeply aware of the present moment. Following Claire's clearly described exercises has the potential to lead one from mere identification to making deeply insightful observations into the life of birds." - British Trust of Ornithology

Through personal anecdote and expert insight, Claire Thompson of BirdLife International invites us on a mindful journey through gardens, cities, open country, forests, coasts and mountains to enjoy and learn from the magnificent beauty and diversity of the avian world.

Who has never gazed enviously at a bird soaring through the sky? Or delighted in the uplifting tunes of nature's songsters? Birds can do wonders for our hearts and minds - if we simply pay them attention. With The Art of Mindful Birdwatching, Claire Thompson reveals how the practice of mindfulness enriches our birdwatching experiences - and explores how birds are, in turn, the ideal inspiration for the practice of mindfulness.

Enjoy the magnificent diversity of colours, songs, flight patterns and behaviours displayed by birds while reaping the benefits of mindfulness:
  • Increased concentration
  • Increased creativity
  • Increased vitality
  • Reduced stress and anxiety
  • Better overall physical and emotional well-being
  • Better sleep
Bird flight is a symbol of freedom to soar through life without constraint, and mindfulness similarly enables us to invite freedom and happiness into our own lives.

Find even more ways to practice mindfulness with the Mindfulness series Mindfulness in Sound, Mindfulness & the Art of Drawing, Mindfulness in Knitting, Mindfulness & the Journey of Bereavement, Mindfulness of Work, Art of Mindful Singing, Art of Mindful Crafting, Mindfulness and Compassion, Mindfulness for Black Dogs & Blue Days, Mindfulness for Unraveling Anxiety, Practice of Mindful Yoga, The Mindful Man, Mindfulness and the Natural World and more.
The Existentialist's Survival Guide: How to Live Authentically in an Inauthentic Age
The Existentialist's Survival Guide
How to Live Authentically in an Inauthentic Age
Paperback      ISBN: 0062436007

"When it comes to living, there's no getting out alive. But books can help us survive, so to speak, by passing on what is most important about being human before we perish. In The Existentialist's Survival Guide, Marino has produced an honest and moving book of self-help for readers generally disposed to loathe the genre." --The Wall Street Journal

Sophisticated self-help for the 21st century--when every crisis feels like an existential crisis

Soren Kierkegaard, Frederick Nietzsche, Jean-Paul Sartre, and other towering figures of existentialism grasped that human beings are, at heart, moody creatures, susceptible to an array of psychological setbacks, crises of faith, flights of fancy, and other emotional ups and downs. Rather than understanding moods--good and bad alike--as afflictions to be treated with pharmaceuticals, this swashbuckling group of thinkers generally known as existentialists believed that such feelings not only offer enduring lessons about living a life of integrity, but also help us discern an inner spark that can inspire spiritual development and personal transformation. To listen to Kierkegaard and company, how we grapple with these feelings shapes who we are, how we act, and, ultimately, the kind of lives we lead.

In The Existentialist's Survival Guide, Gordon Marino, director of the Hong Kierkegaard Library at St. Olaf College and boxing correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, recasts the practical takeaways existentialism offers for the twenty-first century. From negotiating angst, depression, despair, and death to practicing faith, morality, and love, Marino dispenses wisdom on how to face existence head-on while keeping our hearts intact, especially when the universe feels like it's working against us and nothing seems to matter.

What emerges are life-altering and, in some cases, lifesaving epiphanies--existential prescriptions for living with integrity, courage, and authenticity in an increasingly chaotic, uncertain, and inauthentic age.

Love the House You're in: 40 Ways to Improve Your Home and Change Your Life
Love the House You're in
40 Ways to Improve Your Home and Change Your Life
Paperback      ISBN: 1611801982
Stop hating your house and start adoring it--40 steps to make your home express who you are and work for the way you really live

Deco­rating can be daunting and overwhelm­ing, but here's the secret: If you want to love your house, the inspiration and ideas need to come from you. Interior designer Paige Rien thinks it's about more than creating a beautiful space; it's about creating a home that reflects you and all that you find comforting and inspiring in your life.

Through 40 actionable steps, you'll discover tools that will help you:

Explore your life story: Mine your life for those things that inspire nostalgia and create a positive connection to memories, explore your family's heritage, and be conscious of how you want to live now.
Understand what you're working with: Take stock of your stuff, understand the history of your home, and get clear on the space you have.
Create an inspired action plan: Discover how to ap­proach design room-by-room, find the through line that ties the whole house together, and work in ways that empower your own ideas and creativity.
Learn the design skills that matter: Get tips on pick­ing paint colors, choosing window dressings, arrang­ing art, and more.

When you start decorating your home with you as the starting point, you can create a highly personalized space that reflects your past, your future, and how you want to live today. In the process, you'll gain the confidence and inspi­ration to come up with a functional and fabulous living space that's just right for you and your life.