Personal Guidance
Garden of Bliss: Cultivating the Inner Landscape for Self-Discovery
Garden of Bliss
Cultivating the Inner Landscape for Self-Discovery
Paperback      ISBN: 0738733822

The Secret Garden: A Gateway to Reviving the Spirit and Finding Bliss

Journey to your secret garden, a protected place of spirit and imagination where you can connect with your emotions, trust your insights, and rediscover peace.

Garden of Bliss begins on the French Riviera, where Debra Moffitt, despite her glamorous lifestyle, feels empty. Realizing that financial success doesn't equal happiness, she looks inside herself and decides to make some changes.

Join Moffitt on a transformative path, where she invites you to nurture this metaphorical secret garden in order to discover a blissful life. Find personal growth both inside and out as you connect with the Divine Feminine through nature. If you choose to explore your garden of bliss, a world of adventure opens within this sacred inner place of wisdom.

Praise:
"Like Eat, Pray, Love without the whine "
--Janna McMahan, bestselling author of Anonymity and The Ocean Inside

"If you are feeling depleted and spent, Debra Moffitt gently guides you to your inner space to refresh and inspire a serene state of joy, awakening, and creativity. Garden of Bliss is a must-read in today's harried world."
--Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author of Beach House Memories

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.
In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from Over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs
In the Company of Women
Inspiration and Advice from Over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs
Hardcover      ISBN: 1579655971
New York Times Bestseller

Named One of the Ten Best Books of the Year by Essence

Named a Best Holiday Gift Book by Real Simple, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Boston Globe, and more

Named a Best Gift for Coworkers by Heavy.com

Named a Best Mother's Day Gift by the Seattle Times

"I want to rip out every page of this glorious book and hang them on my wall so that I can be surrounded by these incredible women all day long."
--Emma Straub, New York Times bestselling author of The Vacationers and Modern Lovers

Over 100 exceptional and influential women describe how they embraced their creative spirit, overcame adversity, and sparked a global movement of entrepreneurship. Media titans and ceramicists, hoteliers and tattoo artists, comedians and architects--taken together, these profiles paint a beautiful picture of what happens when we pursue our passions and dreams.
What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 - 10th Anniversary Edition: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World
What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 - 10th Anniversary Edition
A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World
Paperback      ISBN: 0062942581

A revised and updated edition of the international bestseller

Inspiring readers all over the globe to reimagine their future, this revised and updated edition of What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 features new material to complement the classic text.

Major life transitions such as leaving the protected environment of school or starting a new career can be daunting. It is scary to face a wall of choices, knowing that no one is going to tell us if we make the right decision. There is no clearly delineated path or recipe for success. Even figuring out how and where to start can be a challenge.

As head of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, Tina Seelig's job is to guide her students as they make the difficult transition from the academic environment to the professional world--providing tangible skills and insights that will last a lifetime. Seelig is a wildly popular and award-winning teacher and in What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 she shares with us what she offers her students -provocative stories, inspiring advice, and a big dose of humility and humor.

These pages are filled with captivating examples, from the classroom to the boardroom, of individuals defying expectations, challenging assumptions, and achieving unprecedented success. Seelig throws out the old rules and provides a new model for reaching our potential. We discover how to have a healthy disregard for the impossible; how to recover from failure; and how most problems are remarkable opportunities in disguise.

What I Wish I Knew When I Was Twenty is a much-needed book for everyone looking to make their mark in the world.

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
Grit
The Power of Passion and Perseverance
Paperback      ISBN: 1501111116
In this instant New York Times bestseller, Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls "grit." "Inspiration for non-geniuses everywhere" (People).

The daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of "genius," Angela Duckworth is now a celebrated researcher and professor. It was her early eye-opening stints in teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience that led to her hypothesis about what really drives success: not genius, but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance.

In Grit, she takes us into the field to visit cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, teachers working in some of the toughest schools, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she's learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers--from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll.

"Duckworth's ideas about the cultivation of tenacity have clearly changed some lives for the better" (The New York Times Book Review). Among Grit's most valuable insights: any effort you make ultimately counts twice toward your goal; grit can be learned, regardless of IQ or circumstances; when it comes to child-rearing, neither a warm embrace nor high standards will work by themselves; how to trigger lifelong interest; the magic of the Hard Thing Rule; and so much more. Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that--not talent or luck--makes all the difference. This is "a fascinating tour of the psychological research on success" (The Wall Street Journal).
Opening the Akashic Records: Meet Your Record Keepers and Discover Your Soul's Purpose
Opening the Akashic Records
Meet Your Record Keepers and Discover Your Soul's Purpose
Paperback      ISBN: 159143338x

A clear and simple manual of precise instructions for accessing the Akashic Records and confirming the accuracy of the information you receive

- 2020 Coalition of Visionary Resources Gold Award and Book of the Year

- Details exercises, tools, and techniques to clear the energies blocking your access and tune to your Akashic Record Keepers

- Explains the specific markers that allow you to recognize your Record Keepers and to validate the information you receive, rather than "trusting" it to be true

- Provides guidance on accessing the Akashic Records on behalf of other people, how to ask questions, and how to handle the information as it comes in

The Akashic Records are a vast domain of energetic imprints much like a movie library, a living vibrational field that stores all possible futures, the present, and the past. As soon as your soul begins its life experience, a field of energy is released that records every thought, word, action, desire, and emotion. In this guide to opening the Akashic Records, Maureen St. Germain provides precise instructions explaining how to connect with your personal Record Keepers, gain clear access to the Akashic Records, discover information about you and your loved ones, and learn your soul's purpose.

The author explains how outside energies can influence your connection to the Akashic Records. She details energetic clearing exercises to remove the energies blocking or shadowing your access and teaches the Higher Self Protocol to ensure an authentic channel of communication. She explores how to find the Record Keepers who will be the most helpful to you and provides techniques and tools, such as guided energy work, to prepare you for Akashic Record access, initiate you into the 5D mindset, and invite more accuracy and a stronger connection. She details the specific markers to look for to recognize genuine Akashic Librarians and to validate and confirm the information you receive, rather than simply "trusting" it to be true. She also provides guidance on accessing the Akashic Records on behalf of other people, how to ask questions, and how to handle the information as it comes in.

Explaining why the Ascended Masters opened access to the Akashic Records to all of humanity and how their presence assists you, St. Germain shows how the intended purpose for working with the Akashic Records is for soul growth, not to "repair" your karma debts. By seeing your records and working with your Record Keepers, not only will you learn your soul's purpose and help solve the problems that crop up in everyday life and relationships, but you will amplify your spirituality and begin operating at a higher level in consciousness. Your work in the Akashic Records aids and assists in Earth's ascension.
This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life
This Is Water
Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0316068225
In this rare peak into the personal life of the author of numerous bestselling novels, gain an understanding of David Foster Wallace and how he became the man that he was.
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.
The Power of Coincidence: How Life Shows Us What We Need to Know
The Power of Coincidence
How Life Shows Us What We Need to Know
Paperback      ISBN: 1590304276
A "lucid, thought-provoking, and illuminating" exploration of how unexpected events can help us find direction, understand ourselves, and fulfill our potential (Martha Beck, New York Times-bestselling author)

Meaningful coincidences and surprising connections occur all the time in our daily lives, yet we often fail to appreciate how they can guide us, warn us, and confirm us on our life's path. This book explores how meaningful coincidence operates in our daily lives, in our intimate relationships, and in our creative endeavors.

The Power of Coincidence will help you to: interpret a series of similar happenings, open yourself to assisting forces around you, understand how your dreams can guide you through life events, use your creative imagination in life choices--and live in accord with your deepest needs and wishes, as revealed to you by meaningful coincidences. Originally published under the title Unexpected Miracles, the author has fully revised and updated the book for this edition.
Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life
Designing Your Life
How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life
Hardcover      ISBN: 1101875321
#1 New York Times Bestseller

At last, a book that shows you how to build--design--a life you can thrive in, at any age or stage

Designers create worlds and solve problems using design thinking. Look around your office or home--at the tablet or smartphone you may be holding or the chair you are sitting in. Everything in our lives was designed by someone. And every design starts with a problem that a designer or team of designers seeks to solve.

In this book, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans show us how design thinking can help us create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling, regardless of who or where we are, what we do or have done for a living, or how young or old we are. The same design thinking responsible for amazing technology, products, and spaces can be used to design and build your career and your life, a life of fulfillment and joy, constantly creative and productive, one that always holds the possibility of surprise.

Designing Your Life walks readers through the process of building a satisfying, meaningful life by approaching the challenge the way a designer would. Experimentation. Wayfinding. Prototyping. Constant iteration. You should read the book. Everyone else will.
--Daniel Pink, bestselling author of Drive

"This is] the career book of the next decade and . . . the go-to book that is read as a rite of passage whenever someone is ready to create a life they love."
--David Kelley, Founder of IDEO

"An empowering book based on their popular class of the same name at Stanford University . . . Perhaps the book's most important lesson is that the only failure is settling for a life that makes one unhappy. With useful fact-finding exercises, an empathetic tone, and sensible advice, this book will easily earn a place among career-finding classics."
--Publishers Weekly
A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future
A Whole New Mind
Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future
Paperback      ISBN: 1594481717
New York Times Bestseller

An exciting--and encouraging--exploration of creativity from the author of When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

The future belongs to a different kind of person with a different kind of mind: artists, inventors, storytellers-creative and holistic right-brain thinkers whose abilities mark the fault line between who gets ahead and who doesn't.

Drawing on research from around the world, Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others) outlines the six fundamentally human abilities that are absolute essentials for professional success and personal fulfillment--and reveals how to master them. A Whole New Mind takes readers to a daring new place, and a provocative and necessary new way of thinking about a future that's already here.