The Butterfly Hours
Transforming Memories into Memoir
Paperback ISBN: 1611802881
Discover the power and pleasure of writing from your life. We all have stories to tell, and Patty Dann can help you bring them forth. Sometimes all it takes is a single word to spark a strong memory. Bicycle. Snowstorm. Washing machine. By presenting one-word prompts and simple phrases, author and writing teacher Patty Dann gives us the keys to unlock our life stories. Organized around her ten rules for writing memoir, Dann’s lyrical vignettes offer glimpses into her own life while, surprisingly, opening us up to our own. This book is a small but powerful guide and companion for anyone wanting to get their own story on the page.
Perfect Your Cycle, Amplify Your Fertility, Supercharge Your Sex Drive, and Become a Power Source
Paperback ISBN: 006213079x
Offering a food-based solution for women's menstrual health, fertility support and energy and libido issues, this guide educates women about hormone health, helping them to improve their overall quality of life by rebalancing their hormones. 25,000 first printing.
Reflections on Nature
Hardcover ISBN: 0307717607
A new work by the late best-selling author of the classic work on Celtic spirituality, Anam Cara, is based on a series of papers he wrote on the elements of water, stone, air and fire and provides additional guidance on his philosophies and non-denominational recommendations for building a spiritual connection to nature.
The Happiest Kids in the World
How Dutch Parents Help Their Kids (And Themselves) by Doing Less
Paperback ISBN: 1615193901
The secret to raising the happiest kids in the world? Whatever it is, it’s somewhere in the Netherlands . . . Would parents rather their children be successful or happy? Kids in the US face lots of pressure to excel—often at the expense of happiness. But does it have to be this way? Not in the Netherlands! In The Happiest Kids in the World, expats Rina Mae Acosta and Michele Hutchison—both married to Dutchmen and bringing up their kids in the Netherlands—examine the unique environment that enables the Dutch to turn out such well-adjusted, independent children. With heaps of good humor, and no shortage of amazement, the authors are delighted to find that: - Babies get an average of 15 hours of sleep per day. - Children learn bike safety and proficiency in school. - Teenagers are less likely to get pregnant than their counterparts in almost every other nation, and . . . - Parents really do serve chocolate sprinkles for breakfast! Along the way, they discover that the most commonly strived-for grade is just passing (6 points out of 10), how to achieve the perfect work-life balance, and that being normal is crazy enough.
With Uncertainty and Change
Paperback ISBN: 1611800765
The American Buddhist nun and author of the best-selling When Things Fall Apart counsels readers on how to live compassionately and well during times of instability, demonstrating the use of the Three Commitments practice to promote relaxation, embrace challenges and refraining from doing harm.
The Moment of Lift
How Empowering Women Changes the World
Hardcover ISBN: 1250313570
A timely call to action for women's empowerment by the influential co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation identifies the link between women's equality and societal health, sharing uplifting insights by international advocates in the fight against gender bias.
The Pocket Pema Chodron
Paperback ISBN: 1611804426
A collection of short inspirational readings by "one of the world's wisest women"--O, the Oprah Magazine. Pema Chödrön, beloved Buddhist nun and best-selling author, offers this treasury of 108 short selections from her more than four decades of study and writings. Here she presents teachings on breaking free of destructive patterns; developing patience, kindness, and joy amid our everyday struggles; becoming fearless; and unlocking our natural warmth, intelligence, and goodness. Designed for on-the-go inspiration,this is a perfect guide to Buddhist principles and the foundations of meditation and mindfulness. This book is part of the Shambhala Pocket Library series. The Shambhala Pocket Library is a collection of short, portable teachings from notable figures across religious traditions and classic texts. The covers in this series are rendered by Colorado artist Robert Spellman. The books in this collection distill the wisdom and heart of the work Shambhala Publications has published over 50 years into a compact format that is collectible, reader-friendly, and applicable to everyday life.
Waking Up Together
Paperback ISBN: 0738754099
"Drawing on his popular talks on the subject, spiritual teacher Guy Finley offers insights, lessons, and exercises to take the reader on a journey of spiritual self-discovery related to deepening their romantic relationships and bettering their relationships in general"--
This Is Water
Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, About Living a Compassionate Life
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0316068225
Only once did David Foster Wallace give a public talk on his views on life, during a commencement address given in 2005 at Kenyon College. The speech is reprinted for the first time in book form in THIS IS WATER. How does one keep from going through their comfortable, prosperous adult life unconsciously? How do we get ourselves out of the foreground of our thoughts and achieve compassion? The speech captures Wallace's electric intellect as well as his grace in attention to others. After his death, it became a treasured piece of writing reprinted in The Wall Street Journal and the London Times, commented on endlessly in blogs, and emailed from friend to friend. Writing with his one-of-a-kind blend of causal humor, exacting intellect, and practical philosophy, David Foster Wallace probes the challenges of daily living and offers advice that renews us with every reading.