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Mindfulness

Best Self

Best Self

Bayer, Mike
$26.99

New York Times Bestseller

Foreword by Dr. Phil McGraw

Ask yourself...are you truly who you want to be? Is this the life you really want? Are you living each day as your best self? What can you change, today?

How would you answer those questions? Think about your daily life. Are you thriving, or going through the motions? Are your days full of work, relationships and activities that are true to your authentic self, or do you feel trapped on a treadmill of responsibility? If you dream of a better life, now is the time to turn your dream into reality. And the tools you need are within your grasp, to design a life that is fulfilling on the deepest levels. Best Self will show you how.

Mike Bayer, known to the thousands of clients whose lives he has changed as Coach Mike, has helped everyone from pop stars to business executives to people just like you discover the freedom to be their best selves. By asking them and leading them to ask themselves a series of important but tough questions--such as "What are your core values?" "Do you go to bed each day more knowledgeable than when you woke up?" and "Am I neglecting some aspect of my physical health out of fear or denial?"--he helps them see what their Best Selves and Anti-Selves really look like. As a mental health specialist, a personal development coach, and an all-around change agent, Mike has seen the amazing ways in which lives can improve with honesty and clarity. He understands our struggles intimately, because he's faced--and overcome--his own. And he knows that change is possible.

By working through each of the Seven SPHERES of life--Social, Personal, Health, Education, Relationships, Employment and Spiritual Development--Best Self is an accessible and interactive book that distills all of Coach Mike's wisdom into a compact, focused guide that will ignite anyone's desire for change. Chock full of revealing quizzes, and full of provocative questionnaires, Best Self will empower you to embrace your authenticity, acknowledge what is holding you back, and break through to live a passionate life to the fullest, forever.

Finding Your Way After the Suicide of Someone You Love

Finding Your Way After the Suicide of Someone You Love

Biebel, David B
$14.99

Help and Hope for an Unexpected Journey

Do real Christians commit suicide? Yes, they do. And for those left behind, the journey following such a tragedy is unbearably painful.

Finding Your Way after the Suicide of Someone You Love is a compassionate and practical guide that addresses the intensely personal issues of survivors of suicide (SOS). This gentle and faith-affirming resource helps survivors know what to expect, especially during the first year following a suicide. It includes personal stories of survivors and suggestions on how to move beyond survival to live life again. Designed for use by individuals, couples, and SOS groups, this book offers help for parents, siblings, friends, and extended families, as well as practical guidelines for pastors, Christian counselors, and other church leaders.

Topics include:

  • What to do in the immediate aftermath of a suicide
  • Handling guilt and understanding the role of depression in suicides
  • Dealing with questions of faith and meaning
  • Creating a support system
  • Choosing a Christian therapist
  • Trusted resources and websites
  • Gifts of Imperfection : Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

    Gifts of Imperfection : Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

    Brown, Brene
    $16.95
    Brené Brown's game-changing New York Times bestseller, The Gifts of Imperfection, has sold more than 2 million copies in more than 30 different languages and is celebrating its 10th Anniversary in print. Forbes magazine named Gifts one of the Five Books That Will Actually Change Your Outlook On Life. Through this self-help classic we find courage to overcome paralyzing fear and self-consciousness, strengthening our connection to the world and helping us to believe we are worthy of self-discovery, personal growth, and boundless love.

    A motivational and inspiring guide to wholehearted living, rather than just the average self-help book, with this groundbreaking work Brené Brown, Ph.D., bolsters the self-esteem and personal development process through her characteristic heartfelt, honest storytelling. With original research and plenty of encouragement, she explores the psychology of releasing our definitions of an "imperfect" life and embracing living authentically. Brown's "ten guideposts" are benchmarks for authenticity that can help anyone establish a practice for a life of honest beauty--a perfectly imperfect life.

    Now more than ever, we all need to cultivate feelings of self-worth, as well as acceptance and love for ourselves. In a world where insults, criticisms, and fears are spread too generously alongside messages of unrealistic beauty, attainment, and expectation, we look for ways to "dig deep" and find truth and gratitude in our lives. A new way forward means we can't hold on too tightly to our own self-defeating thoughts or the displaced pain in our world. Instead, we can embrace the imperfection.

    Bearing the Unbearable: Transformation through Love, Loss, and Grief

    Bearing the Unbearable: Transformation through Love, Loss, and Grief

    Cacciatore, Joanne
    $15.95
    If you love, you will grieve--and nothing is more mysteriously central to becoming fully human.

    Foreword INDIES Award-Winner -- Gold Medal for Self-Help

    When a loved one dies, the pain of loss can feel unbearable--especially in the case of a traumatizing death that leaves us shouting, "NO!" with every fiber of our body. The process of grieving can feel wild and nonlinear--and often lasts for much longer than other people, the nonbereaved, tell us it should.

    Organized into fifty-two short chapters, Bearing the Unbearable is a companion for life's most difficult times, revealing how grief can open our hearts to connection, compassion, and the very essence of our shared humanity. Dr. Joanne Cacciatore--bereavement educator, researcher, Zen priest, and leading counselor in the field--accompanies us along the heartbreaking path of love, loss, and grief. Through moving stories of her encounters with grief over decades of supporting individuals, families, and communities--as well as her own experience with loss--Cacciatore opens a space to process, integrate, and deeply honor our grief.

    Not just for the bereaved, Bearing the Unbearable will be required reading for grief counselors, therapists and social workers, clergy of all varieties, educators, academics, and medical professionals. Organized into fifty-two accessible and stand-alone chapters, this book is also perfect for being read aloud in support groups.

    Now available as an online course from the Wisdom Academy.

    Artist's Way

    Artist's Way

    Cameron, Julia
    $16.99
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    "Without The Artist's Way, there would have been no Eat, Pray, Love." --Elizabeth Gilbert

    The Artist's Way is the seminal book on the subject of creativity. An international bestseller, millions of readers have found it to be an invaluable guide to living the artist's life. Still as vital today--or perhaps even more so--than it was when it was first published one decade ago, it is a powerfully provocative and inspiring work. In a new introduction to the book, Julia Cameron reflects upon the impact of The Artist's Way and describes the work she has done during the last decade and the new insights into the creative process that she has gained. Updated and expanded, this anniversary edition reframes The Artist's Way for a new century.

    Getting Unstuck : Breaking Your Habitual Patterns & Encountering Naked Reality

    Getting Unstuck : Breaking Your Habitual Patterns & Encountering Naked Reality

    Chodron, Pema
    $24.95

    Have you ever had an itch and not scratched it? In the Buddhist tradition, this points to a vast paradox: that by refraining from our urge to scratch, great peace and happiness is available.

    On Getting Unstuck, Pema Chödrön introduces a rare Tibetan teaching she received from her teacher, Dzigar Kontrul Rinpoche, and one that has become critical to her practice. Here, she unveils the mystery of an ineffable quality: a pre-emotional feeling that arises in us, brings us discomfort, and causes us to react by escaping the discomfort often with harmful habits.

    With Getting Unstuck, she offers us a first look at both the itch and the scratch, which Tibetan Buddhists call shenpa. On this full-length recording, Pema Chödrön, bestselling author and beloved American Buddhist nun, shows us how to recognize shenpa, catch it as it appears, and develop a playful, lively curiosity toward it. Join Pema Chödrön to discover more about:

    Critical mind--how to recognize this fundamental shenpa, and approach yourself and others with a sense of humor and loving-kindness
    - Ways to unravel the patterns of self-denigration, and develop the fundamental maitri--loving-kindness--toward yourself
    - How to cultivate acceptance of your irritability, insecurities, and other simply human traits
    - Recognition, Refrain, Relaxing, and Resolve: the four R's of working with shenpa, and more
    An urge comes up, we succumb to it, and it becomes stronger, teaches Pema Chödrön. We reinforce our cravings, habits, and addictions by giving in to them repeatedly. On Getting Unstuck, Chödrön guides us through this sticky feeling, exploring the moments when we get hooked, and offers us tools for learning to stay with our uneasiness, soften our hearts toward ourselves and others, and live a more peaceful life in the fullness of the present moment.

    Total Meditation

    Total Meditation

    Chopra, Deepak
    $24.00
    The definitive book of meditation that will help you achieve new dimensions of stress-free living

    For the past thirty years, Deepak Chopra has been at the forefront of the meditation revolution in the West. Total Meditation offers a complete exploration and reinterpretation of the physical, mental, emotional, relational, and spiritual benefits that this practice can bring. Deepak guides readers on how to wake up to new levels of awareness that will ultimately cultivate a clear vision, heal suffering in your mind and body, and help recover who you really are. Readers will undergo a transformative process, which will result in an awakening of the body, mind, and spirit that will allow you to live in a state of open, free, creative, and blissful awareness twenty-four hours a day.

    With this book, Deepak elevates the practice of meditation to a life-changing quest for higher consciousness and a more fulfilling existence. He also incorporates new research on meditation and its benefits, provides practical awareness exercises, and concludes with a 52-week program of meditations to help revolutionize every aspect of your life.

    Contemplation Cards : Words for Reflection & Intention

    Contemplation Cards : Words for Reflection & Intention

    Chronicle Books (COR)
    $12.95
    A tool for introspection and positive intention, these cards feature powerful one-word affirmations. Users are invited to reflect on these key concepts by choosing a card daily or whenever they seek guidance or inspiration. Stored in a little keepsake box with magnetic closure and a window for displaying individual cards, this deck is perfect for anyone interested in self-development and mindful living.
    Creative Tarot: A Modern Guide to an Inspired Life

    Creative Tarot: A Modern Guide to an Inspired Life

    Crispin, Jessa
    $24.00
    A hip, accessible, and practical guide for artists and creative people looking to tarot for guidance and inspiration in the tradition of The Secret Language of Birthdays and Steal Like an Artist.

    What if the path to creativity was not as challenging as everyone thinks? What if you could find that spark, plot twist, or next project by simply looking at your life and your art through a different lens?

    Written for novices and seasoned readers alike, The Creative Tarot is a unique guidebook that reimagines tarot cards and the ways they can boost the creative process. Jessa Crispin guides you through the intuitive world of the tarot to get those creative juices flowing again. Thought to be esoteric and mystical, tarot cards are approachable and endlessly helpful to overcoming creative blocks. Crispin offers spiritual readings of the cards, practical information for the uninspired artist, and a wealth of fascinating anecdotes about famous artists including Virginia Woolf, Rembrandt, and David Bowie, and how they found inspiration.

    With five original tarot spreads and beautiful illustrations throughout, The Creative Tarot is an accessible, colorful guide that demystifies both the tarot and the creative process.

    Learning to Roar: Life Lessons on faith, courage, and female pride

    Learning to Roar: Life Lessons on faith, courage, and female pride

    Dyer, Melissa C
    $12.99

    This book is for any woman who struggles with low self-esteem, knows she's not living as the hero of her own story, or is stuck in a pit of discouragement. Through vulnerably sharing her own stories of growth, Melissa takes her place as a companion, imperfect guide, and Champion on the journey towards courage for every woman who picks up this book.


    Learning to Roar is an invitation to rise up out of discouragement and into the bigger life you've always imagined-one step at a time.


    Writer, wife, mom, and encourager of women, Melissa C. Dyer, wants to show you how to cultivate courage in your everyday ordinary life. By sharing her personal story of transformation, you will recognize how to apply the "Grow it" principle and live out your own courageous transformation.

    Melissa will lay the groundwork for you and:

  • Help you identify your "Courage persona."
  • Provide practical "Do" and "Don't" techniques to develop perseverance, passion and hope.
  • Help you identify weeds that can choke your growth.
  • Reveal to you God's role in the process: the only way you'll learn that His way-while difficult-is the best way.
  • Encourage you to become your own Champion!

  • You can't buy, make, or inherit courage, but with a borrowed seed of encouragement it can be nurtured. You can grow it! Putting these lessons into action is how Melissa learned to roar. And now, you can too!


    It's time to start living your own courageous story!


    Heaven and Hell

    Heaven and Hell

    Ehrman, Bart D.
    $18.00
    A New York Times bestselling historian of early Christianity takes on two of the most gripping questions of human existence: where did the ideas of heaven and hell come from and why do they endure?

    What happens when we die? A recent Pew Research poll showed that 72% of Americans believe in a literal heaven and 58% believe in a literal hell. Most people who hold these beliefs are Christian and assume they are the age-old teachings of the Bible. But eternal rewards and punishments are found nowhere in the Old Testament and are not what Jesus or his disciples taught.

    So where did these ideas come from?

    In this "eloquent understanding of how death is viewed through many spiritual traditions" (Publishers Weekly, starred review), Bart Ehrman recounts the long history of the afterlife, ranging from The Epic of Gilgamesh up to the writings of Augustine, focusing especially on the teachings of Jesus and his early followers. He discusses ancient guided tours of heaven and hell, in which a living person observes the sublime blessings of heaven for those who are saved and the horrifying torments of hell for those who are damned. Some of these accounts take the form of near death experiences, the oldest on record, with intriguing similarities to those reported today.

    One of Ehrman's startling conclusions is that there never was a single Greek, Jewish, or Christian understanding of the afterlife, but numerous competing views. Moreover, these views did not come from nowhere; they were intimately connected with the social, cultural, and historical worlds out of which they emerged. Only later, in the early Christian centuries, did they develop into notions of eternal bliss or damnation widely accepted today.

    In this "elegant history" (The New Yorker), Ehrman helps us reflect on where our ideas of the afterlife come from. With his "richly layered-narrative" (The Boston Globe) he assures us that even if there may be something to hope for when we die, there certainly is nothing to fear.

    Let Us Dream

    Let Us Dream

    Francis, Pope
    $26.00
    In this uplifting and practical book, written in collaboration with his biographer, Austen Ivereigh, the preeminent spiritual leader explains why we must--and how we can--make the world safer, fairer, and healthier for all people now.

    In the COVID crisis, the beloved shepherd of over one billion Catholics saw the cruelty and inequity of our society exposed more vividly than ever before. He also saw, in the resilience, generosity, and creativity of so many people, the means to rescue our society, our economy, and our planet. In direct, powerful prose, Pope Francis urges us not to let the pain be in vain.

    He begins Let Us Dream by exploring what this crisis can teach us about how to handle upheaval of any kind in our own lives and the world at large. With unprecedented candor, he reveals how three crises in his own life changed him dramatically for the better. By its very nature, he shows, crisis presents us with a choice: we make a grievous error if we try to return to some pre-crisis state. But if we have the courage to change, we can emerge from the crisis better than before.

    Francis then offers a brilliant, scathing critique of the systems and ideologies that conspired to produce the current crisis, from a global economy obsessed with profit and heedless of the people and environment it harms, to politicians who foment their people's fear and use it to increase their own power at their people's expense. He reminds us that Christians' first duty is to serve others, especially the poor and the marginalized, just as Jesus did.

    Finally, the Pope offers an inspiring and actionable blueprint for building a better world for all humanity by putting the poor and the planet at the heart of new thinking. For this plan, he draws not only on sacred sources, but on the latest findings from renowned scientists, economists, activists, and other thinkers. Yet rather than simply offer prescriptions, he shows how ordinary people acting together despite their differences can discover unforeseen possibilities.

    Along the way, he offers dozens of wise and surprising observations on the value of unconventional thinking, on why we must dramatically increase women's leadership in the Church and throughout society, on what he learned while scouring the streets of Buenos Aires with garbage-pickers, and much more.

    Let Us Dream is an epiphany, a call to arms, and a pleasure to read. It is Pope Francis at his most personal, profound and passionate. With this book and with open hearts, we can change the world.

    Man's Search for Meaning

    Man's Search for Meaning

    Frank, Viktor
    $15.00
    A book for finding purpose and strength in times of great despair, the international best-seller is still just as relevant today as when it was first published.

    "This is a book I reread a lot . . . it gives me hope . . . it gives me a sense of strength."
    --Anderson Cooper, Anderson Cooper 360/CNN

    This seminal book, which has been called "one of the outstanding contributions to psychological thought" by Carl Rogers and "one of the great books of our time" by Harold Kushner, has been translated into more than fifty languages and sold over sixteen million copies. "An enduring work of survival literature," according to the New York Times, Viktor Frankl's riveting account of his time in the Nazi concentration camps, and his insightful exploration of the human will to find meaning in spite of the worst adversity, has offered solace and guidance to generations of readers since it was first published in 1946. At the heart of Frankl's theory of logotherapy (from the Greek word for "meaning") is a conviction that the primary human drive is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but rather the discovery and pursuit of what the individual finds meaningful. Today, as new generations face new challenges and an ever more complex and uncertain world, Frankl's classic work continues to inspire us all to find significance in the very act of living, in spite of all obstacles.

    A must-read companion to this classic work, a new, never-before-published work by Frankl entitled Yes to Life: In Spite of Everything, is now available in English.

    Own It: The Secret to Life

    Own It: The Secret to Life

    Furstenberg, Diane Von
    $14.95

    Own It is a must-have survival guide that you can come back to time and again for immediate inspiration from the heart and soul of the trailblazing business leader and creative genius that is DVF! --Whitney Wolfe Herd, CEO and Founder of Bumble

    Many books describe paths to success, but only Own It helps us to find our own. My friend Diane von Furstenberg gives us the biggest gift: faith in our uniqueness. --Gloria Steinem, writer, activist and feminist organizer

    The entrepreneur and philanthropist presents her A-Z guide and manifesto for personal growth and for turning problems into assets

    Internationally renowned fashion designer and philanthropist Diane von Furstenberg shares her accessible, empowering manifesto. In an easy-to-navigate A-Z format, Own It is her blueprint for enjoying both personal and professional growth at any age. The secret of life is one thing: own it. Own our imperfections. Own our vulnerability; it becomes our strength. Whatever the challenge is, own it. Owning it is the first step to everything.

    Telling

    Telling

    Gerson, Mark
    $29.99

    In The Telling, Mark Gerson, host of The Rabbi's Husband podcast and renowned Jewish philanthropist, shows us how to make the Seder the most engaging, inspiring, and important night of the Jewish year.

    God didn't design the Seder to put your kids to sleep.
    Instead, the Seder is an experience your family should love, treasure and remember.

    Have you ever wondered that there might be something more to Passover, the Seder and in the Haggadah--something that just might hold the secrets to living the life of joy and meaning that you were intended to?

    By using this book, you'll be able to:

    - Lead the Seder with wisdom, confidence and fun that guests will remember
    - Make the Haggadah burst alive with insight for our opportunities, questions and challenges
    - Show Gentile friends the richness of the Jewish tradition
    - Instill a lasting love of Judaism within your children
    - Bring your family closer together and closer to God

    The Telling will enable you to see what the Haggadah really is: The Greatest Hits of Jewish Thought. This understanding will enable you to provide your guests with the most interesting, insightful and practically helpful night of the year--with teachings and lessons that will continue to brighten in the year to come.

    What leaders are saying about The Telling:

    Senator Joseph Lieberman:
    In The Telling, Mark Gerson brilliantly illuminates some of the big questions from the Haggadah whose answers can define what constitutes a meaningful life. By showing how the Haggadah enables its readers to deploy ancient Jewish wisdom to help answer the most contemporary questions, this book will help your Pesach to be what it can be: a life-guiding event, every year, for anyone who learns enough to give it the opportunity.

    Yossi Klein Halevi, Author of Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor and Like Dreamers
    Once a year, shortly before Pesach (emphatically not Passover!), Mark Gerson steps out of his role as a world-class entrepreneur and becomes a teacher of Torah--or more precisely, of the Haggadah. Those sessions have become legendary, and this book helps explain why. Here is Gerson's inimitable voice--passionate, erudite and most of all deeply in love with Jewish wisdom. Read this book to understand why the Haggadah has endured as a seminal Jewish text and why it remains no less relevant today than when it was first written.

    Gordon Robertson - CEO, The Christian Broadcasting Network
    The Telling is the perfect introduction for those desiring to explore this aspect of Jewish life. This book is full of knowledge and thought-provoking questions and answers to the many mysteries that surround this sacred Jewish holiday.

    Secret Language of Birthdays

    Secret Language of Birthdays

    Goldschneider, Gary
    $35.00
    Combining astrology, numerology, and pure psychic intuition, The Secret Language of Birthdays is a wholly unique compilation that reveals one's strengths, weaknesses, and major issues while providing practical advice and spiritual guidance.

    Many have suspected that your birthday affects your personality and how you relate to others. Nineteen years and over one million copies later, The Secret Language of Birthdays continues to fascinate readers by describing the characteristics associated with being born on a particular day. The 366 personality profiles are based on astrology, numerology, the tarot, and Gary Goldschneider's observations of more than 14,000 people. Your strengths, weaknesses, and major concerns will be illuminated while you are given practical advice and spiritual guidance. After you study your profile, it will be hard to resist examining those of family, friends, colleagues, and even celebrities.

    Secret Language of Relationships

    Goldschneider, Gary
    $35.00
    After

    After

    Greyson, Bruce
    $28.99

    The world's leading expert on near-death experiences reveals his journey toward rethinking the nature of death, life, and the continuity of consciousness.

    Cases of remarkable experiences on the threshold of death have been reported since ancient times, and are described today by 10% of people whose hearts stop. The medical world has generally ignored these "near-death experiences," dismissing them as "tricks of the brain" or wishful thinking. But after his patients started describing events that he could not just sweep under the rug, Dr. Bruce Greyson began to investigate.

    As a physician without a religious belief system, he approached near-death experiences from a scientific perspective. In After, he shares the transformative lessons he has learned over four decades of research. Our culture has tended to view dying as the end of our consciousness, the end of our existence--a dreaded prospect that for many people evokes fear and anxiety.

    But Dr. Greyson shows how scientific revelations about the dying process can support an alternative theory. Dying could be the threshold between one form of consciousness and another, not an ending but a transition. This new perspective on the nature of death can transform the fear of dying that pervades our culture into a healthy view of it as one more milestone in the course of our lives. After challenges us to open our minds to these experiences and to what they can teach us, and in so doing, expand our understanding of consciousness and of what it means to be human.

    All About Love : New Visions

    Hooks, Bell
    $15.99
    Book of Queer Prophets

    Book of Queer Prophets

    Hunt, Ruth
    $17.99

    'A fascinating and thoughtful exploration of faith in the modern world. If you're wondering why it matters and how to make sense of it, read on.' - Clare Balding

    Is it possible to believe in God and be gay? How does it feel to be excluded from a religious community because of your sexuality? Why do some people still believe being LGBT is a sin?

    The Book of Queer Prophets contains modern-day epistles from some of our most important thinkers, writers and activists: Jeanette Winterson tackles religious dogma, Amrou Al-Kadhi writes about trying to make it as a Muslim drag queen in London, John Bell writes about his decision to come out later in life, Tamsin Omond remembers getting married in the middle of a protest and Kate Bottley explains her journey to becoming an LGBT ally.

    Essays from: Jeanette Winterson, Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, Amrou Al-Kadhi, Pádraig Ó Tuama, Garrard Conley, Juno Dawson, Rev. Winnie Varghese, Keith Jarrett, Jay Hulme, Lucy Knight, Tamsin Omond, Erin Clark, Michael Segalov, Jarel Robinson-Brown, John L. Bell, Mpho Tutu van Furth, Karl Rutlidge, Garry Rutter, Rev Rachel Mann, Jack Guiness, Dustin Lance Black, Ric Stott. Afterword: Kate Bottley

    Death Is But a Dream

    Death Is But a Dream

    Kerr, Christopher
    $27.00
    The first book to validate the meaningful dreams and visions that bring comfort as death nears.

    Christopher Kerr is a hospice doctor. All of his patients die. Yet he has cared for thousands of patients who, in the face of death, speak of love and grace. Beyond the physical realities of dying are unseen processes that are remarkably life-affirming. These include dreams that are unlike any regular dream. Described as more real than real, these end-of-life experiences resurrect past relationships, meaningful events and themes of love and forgiveness; they restore life's meaning and mark the transition from distress to comfort and acceptance.

    Drawing on interviews with over 1,400 patients and more than a decade of quantified data, Dr. Kerr reveals that pre-death dreams and visions are extraordinary occurrences that humanize the dying process. He shares how his patients' stories point to death as not solely about the end of life, but as the final chapter of humanity's transcendence. Kerr's book also illuminates the benefits of these phenomena for the bereaved, who find solace in seeing their loved ones pass with a sense of calm closure.

    Beautifully written, with astonishing real-life characters and stories, this book is at its heart a celebration of our power to reclaim the dying process as a deeply meaningful one. Death Is But a Dream is an important contribution to our understanding of medicine's and humanity's greatest mystery.

    Spiritual Practices for the Brain: Caring for Mind, Body, and Soul

    Spiritual Practices for the Brain: Caring for Mind, Body, and Soul

    Kertz Kernion, Anne
    $14.99
    For centuries, spiritual and meditative practices have helped people become more calm, focused, and happy. Christian saints such as John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila encouraged habits of the heart and soul. Now we know that such habits benefit the whole person.

    In Spiritual Practices for the Brain, Anne Kertz Kernion (founder of Cards by Anne) relies on the most current research to link spiritual practices to improved health. Relying on her education and experience in brain development, positive psychology, and theology, Anne is able to relate seemingly simple practices such as focused breathing, gardening, practicing kindness, or going for a walk with powerful results for your mind, body, and soul. Her presentation is friendly and readable, and each chapter explores a specific topic such as the Breath, Gratitude, and Self-Compassion, and includes simple practices for readers to try. As an artist and an exercise instructor, she exudes encouragement and hope for the person learning a new practice or revisiting an old one.

    Everybody

    Everybody

    Laing, Olivia
    $26.95

    The body is a source of pleasure and of pain, at once hopelessly vulnerable and radiant with power. In her ambitious, brilliant sixth book, Olivia Laing charts an electrifying course through the long struggle for bodily freedom, using the life of the renegade psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich to explore gay rights and sexual liberation, feminism, and the civil rights movement.

    Drawing on her own experiences in protest and alternative medicine, and traveling from Weimar Berlin to the prisons of McCarthy-era America, Laing grapples with some of the most significant and complicated figures of the past century--among them Nina Simone, Christopher Isherwood, Andrea Dworkin, Sigmund Freud, Susan Sontag, and Malcolm X.

    Despite its many burdens, the body remains a source of power, even in an era as technologized and automated as our own. Arriving at a moment in which basic bodily rights are once again imperiled, Everybody is an investigation into the forces arranged against freedom and a celebration of how ordinary human bodies can resist oppression and reshape the world.

    Dusk, Night, Dawn

    Dusk, Night, Dawn

    Lamott, Anne
    $20.00
    "Anne Lamott is my Oprah." -Chicago Tribune

    From the bestselling author of Help, Thanks, Wow comes an inspiring guide to restoring hope and joy in our lives.

    In Dusk, Night, Dawn, Anne Lamott explores the tough questions that many of us grapple with. How can we recapture the confidence we once had as we stumble through the dark times that seem increasingly bleak? As bad newspiles up--from climate crises to daily assaults on civility--how can we cope? Where, she asks, "do we start to get our world and joy and hope and our faith in life itself back . . . with our sore feet, hearing loss, stiff fingers, poor digestion, stunned minds, broken hearts?"

    We begin, Lamott says, by accepting our flaws and embracing our humanity.

    Drawing from her own experiences, Lamott shows us the intimate and human ways we can adopt to move through life's dark places and toward the light of hope that still burns ahead for all of us.

    As she does in Help, Thanks, Wow and her other bestselling books, Lamott explores the thorny issues of life and faith by breaking them down into manageable, human-sized questions for readers to ponder, in the process showing us how we can amplify life's small moments of joy by staying open to love and connection. As Lamott notes in Dusk, Night, Dawn, "I got Medicare three days before I got hitched, which sounds like something an old person might do, which does not describe adorably ageless me." Marrying for the first time with a grown son and a grandson, Lamott explains that finding happiness with a partner isn't a function of age or beauty but of outlook and perspective.

    Full of the honesty, humor, and humanity that have made Lamott beloved by millions of readers, Dusk, Night, Dawn is classic Anne Lamott--thoughtful and comic, warm and wise--and further proof that Lamott truly speaks to the better angels in all of us.

    Tao Te Ching

    Tao Te Ching

    Laozi; Feng, Gia-Fu (TRN); Eng
    $20.00
    An elegant, two-color, pocket-size edition of the bestselling spiritual classic in its finest translation.
    Gift from the Sea

    Gift from the Sea

    Lindbergh, Anne Morrow
    $12.00
    2 cassettes / 2 hours and 20 minutes
    Unabridged
    Read by Academy Award-winning actress Claudette Colbert
    "A wise and beautiful book." - "Harper's"
    A modern-day classic: here are Anne Morrow Lindbergh's elegant and wise meditations on youth and age, love and marriage, solitude, peace, and contentment, as she set them down during a brief vacation by the ocean.
    She helps us to see ways to reconcile our most deeply personal needs with obligations to family, friends, lovers, and work, ways to separate loneliness from replenishing solitude, and ways to find solace in the simplest of daily tasks.
    Gift from the Sea is marked by a greatest and simple wisdom, lifting listeners out of the rush and worry of daily life and opening a path to inner peace and self-realization.
    Gift From the Sea

    Gift From the Sea

    Lindbergh, Anne Morrow
    $16.00
    2 cassettes / 2 hours and 20 minutes
    Unabridged
    Read by Academy Award-winning actress Claudette Colbert
    "A wise and beautiful book." - "Harper's"
    A modern-day classic: here are Anne Morrow Lindbergh's elegant and wise meditations on youth and age, love and marriage, solitude, peace, and contentment, as she set them down during a brief vacation by the ocean.
    She helps us to see ways to reconcile our most deeply personal needs with obligations to family, friends, lovers, and work, ways to separate loneliness from replenishing solitude, and ways to find solace in the simplest of daily tasks.
    Gift from the Sea is marked by a greatest and simple wisdom, lifting listeners out of the rush and worry of daily life and opening a path to inner peace and self-realization.
    Praise: A Creative Journaling Bible (Skyhorse Stationary)

    Praise: A Creative Journaling Bible (Skyhorse Stationary)

    Marshall, Laura Elizabeth
    $35.00
    Go deeper in your faith with Praise, a King James Version Bible that encourages quiet moments with God. This Creative Journaling Bible invites you to immerse yourself in His Word as you stop to color and personalize the most moving passages of Scripture.

    With three hundred elegant illustrations of thought-provoking Bible verses drawn by artist Laura Elizabeth Marshall, you can celebrate the glory of God and reflect on His teachings one artful verse at a time. Fill the lines in the oversized margins with your notes, your prayers, and your questions so that you may experience the Bible in a more personal and meaningful way.

    This high-quality Journaling Bible is encased in a keepsake-quality, imitation leather cover that's both durable and comfortable to carry. The titling is artfully debossed into the leather for a timeless effect. High-quality paper makes note-taking a joy, while the ribbon page marker helps you find your place every time.

    Complete, single-column KJV text for easy reading
    300 hand-drawn partial or full page black-and-white illustrations of inspiring verses to color
    Roomy, lined margins for your reflection and responses to Scripture

    Abbey : A Story of Discovery

    Abbey : A Story of Discovery

    Martin, James
    $15.95
    $24.99
    $15.95 - $24.99

    In the tradition of the spiritual classics The Shack and The Screwtape Letters comes a captivating and poignant debut novel from the revered Jesuit priest and New York Times bestselling author of Jesus and The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything.

    A divorced single mom, Anne can barely cope with life and struggles to make sense of the death of her young son.

    A former architect with a promising career, Mark works as a handyman and wonders how his life got off track.

    The abbot of the Abbey of Saints Philip and James, Father Paul sometimes questions whether he made the right decision in secluding himself so thoroughly from the world.

    At this Pennsylvania abbey, this unlikely trio will discover the answers they seek--a miracle of hope and understanding that bears witness to the power of God to bring healing and wholeness to our lives.

    Written with the compassion, insight, and warmth of his previous bestsellers--Jesus, Between Heaven and Mirth, and The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything--Father James Martin's debut novel is infused with deep spiritual wisdom, wry humor, and loving grace. Through his characters' struggles, questions, and crises, we see firsthand how God uses our worries, anger, doubts, prayers, failures, and longings to help us complete ourselves and feel wholly loved.

    Wintering

    Wintering

    May, Katherine
    $24.00

    A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! AS HEARD ON NPR MORNING EDITION AND ON BEING WITH KRISTA TIPPETT

    "Katherine May opens up exactly what I and so many need to hear but haven't known how to name." --Krista Tippett, On Being

    "Every bit as beautiful and healing as the season itself. . . . This is truly a beautiful book." --Elizabeth Gilbert



    Proves that there is grace in letting go, stepping back and giving yourself time to repair in the dark...May is a clear-eyed observer and her language is steady, honest and accurate--capturing the sense, the beauty and the latent power of our resting landscapes. --Wall Street Journal

    An intimate, revelatory book exploring the ways we can care for and repair ourselves when life knocks us down.

    Sometimes you slip through the cracks: unforeseen circumstances like an abrupt illness, the death of a loved one, a break up, or a job loss can derail a life. These periods of dislocation can be lonely and unexpected. For May, her husband fell ill, her son stopped attending school, and her own medical issues led her to leave a demanding job. Wintering explores how she not only endured this painful time, but embraced the singular opportunities it offered.

    A moving personal narrative shot through with lessons from literature, mythology, and the natural world, May's story offers instruction on the transformative power of rest and retreat. Illumination emerges from many sources: solstice celebrations and dormice hibernation, C.S. Lewis and Sylvia Plath, swimming in icy waters and sailing arctic seas.

    Ultimately Wintering invites us to change how we relate to our own fallow times. May models an active acceptance of sadness and finds nourishment in deep retreat, joy in the hushed beauty of winter, and encouragement in understanding life as cyclical, not linear. A secular mystic, May forms a guiding philosophy for transforming the hardships that arise before the ushering in of a new season.

    Nora & Katia both loved this book. Nora says: A beautiful, memoir of and argument for healing through rest and solitude. Beautifully written, May, a secular mystic, weaves elements of nature, mythology, and literature into a meditation on life, the seasons, and coping with life's pain and sorrow.


    At Home in the World

    At Home in the World

    Nhat Hanh, Thich
    $14.95
    Followers and newcomers to Nhat Hanh's teaching alike will find this collection inspiring for everyday practice and for social engagement in the world.--Publishers Weekly

    This collection of autobiographical and teaching stories from peace activist and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is thought provoking, inspiring, and enjoyable to read. Collected here for the first time, these stories span the author's life. There are stories from Thich Nhat Hanh's childhood and the traditions of rural Vietnam. There are stories from his years as a teenaged novice, as a young teacher and writer in war torn Vietnam, and of his travels around the world to teach mindfulness, make pilgrimages to sacred sites, and influence world leaders.

    The tradition of teaching the Dharma through stories goes back at least to the time of the Buddha. Like the Buddha, Thich Nhat Hanh uses story-telling to engage people's interest so he can share important teachings, insights, and life lessons.

    Being Peace

    Being Peace

    Nhat Hanh, Thich
    $17.95
    A timeless introduction to Thich Nhat Hanh's most important teachings, this spiritual classic reveals the connection between peace in oneself and peace in the world.

    Being Peace was one of Thich Nhat Hanh's first books published in the United States. Intended for peace activists and as a commentary on the peace movement of the time, the book became a sensation, and continues to be an indispensable guide along the path more than thirty years later, as Thich Nhat Hanh himself has become an internationally renowned spiritual leader.

    Translated into more than thirty languages and with half a million copies sold in the US alone, reading Being Peace is like drinking a cool glass of water on a hot day. Many of the hallmarks of Thich Nhat Hanh's teaching appear here for the first time, in his trademark clear and steady style. The book's opening has become one of his most widely quoted teachings: Life is filled with suffering, but it is also filled with many wonders, such as the blue sky, the sunshine, the eyes of a baby. To suffer is not enough.

    Available in this stunning hardcover commemorative edition for the first time and with a new foreword from Dr. Jane Goodall, this is the perfect introduction to Thich Nhat Hanh's work, for yourself or for your loved ones.

    12 Rules for Life : An Antidote to Chaos

    12 Rules for Life : An Antidote to Chaos

    Peterson, Jordan B.; Doidge, N
    $25.95
    #1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER
    #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

    What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research.

    Humorous, surprising and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.
    What does the nervous system of the lowly lobster have to tell us about standing up straight (with our shoulders back) and about success in life? Why did ancient Egyptians worship the capacity to pay careful attention as the highest of gods? What dreadful paths do people tread when they become resentful, arrogant and vengeful? Dr. Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world's wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life. 12 Rules for Life shatters the modern commonplaces of science, faith and human nature, while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its readers.

    Your Personal Horoscope 2020

    Your Personal Horoscope 2020

    Polansky, Joseph
    $15.99

    Your complete one-volume guide to the year 2020. This fantastic and in-depth book includes month-by-month forecasts for every sign and all you need to know to find out what is in store for you in the year ahead.

    The only one-volume horoscope you'll ever need.

    Your essential guide to love, life and career success in 2020.

    This popular, complete one-volume guide contains all you need to know about your personal horoscope for the year 2020. Be prepared for the forthcoming year with monthly predictions for your own sign and discover how to maximise your opportunities and potential to make the most of 2020.

    This bestselling astrological guide contains:

    - A personality profile for each sign

    - A forecast for the year ahead - what you can expect in terms of wealth, home, health, social and love life

    - A month-by-month forecast of your best days and worst days - the ideal days to attract love, money or success, and when it's better to just stay in bed!

    Joseph Polansky is a leading US astrologer who has been practising astrology for over 20 years.

    This Is Your Mind on Plants

    This Is Your Mind on Plants

    Pollan, Michael
    $28.00
    From number one New York Times bestselling author Michael Pollan, a radical challenge to how we think about drugs, and an exploration into the powerful human attraction to psychoactive plants--and the equally powerful taboos

    Of all the things humans rely on plants for--sustenance, beauty, medicine, fragrance, flavor, fiber--surely the most curious is our use of them to change consciousness: to stimulate or calm, fiddle with or completely alter, the qualities of our mental experience. Take coffee and tea: People around the world rely on caffeine to sharpen their minds. But we do not usually think of caffeine as a drug, or our daily use as an addiction, because it is legal and socially acceptable. So, then, what is a "drug"? And why, for example, is making tea from the leaves of a tea plant acceptable, but making tea from a seed head of an opium poppy a federal crime?

    In This Is Your Mind on Plants, Michael Pollan dives deep into three plant drugs--opium, caffeine, and mescaline--and throws the fundamental strangeness, and arbitrariness, of our thinking about them into sharp relief. Exploring and participating in the cultures that have grown up around these drugs while consuming (or, in the case of caffeine, trying not to consume) them, Pollan reckons with the powerful human attraction to psychoactive plants. Why do we go to such great lengths to seek these shifts in consciousness, and then why do we fence that universal desire with laws and customs and fraught feelings?

    In this unique blend of history, science, and memoir, as well as participatory journalism, Pollan examines and experiences these plants from several very different angles and contexts, and shines a fresh light on a subject that is all too often treated reductively--as a drug, whether licit or illicit. But that is one of the least interesting things you can say about these plants, Pollan shows, for when we take them into our bodies and let them change our minds, we are engaging with nature in one of the most profound ways we can. Based in part on an essay published almost twenty-five years ago, this groundbreaking and singular consideration of psychoactive plants, and our attraction to them through time, holds up a mirror to our fundamental human needs and aspirations, the operations of our minds, and our entanglement with the natural world.

    Everyday Offerings: Pick a Hand. Follow Its Lead. (Inspirational Notes, Self Help Book, Life Skills Book)

    Everyday Offerings: Pick a Hand. Follow Its Lead. (Inspirational Notes, Self Help Book, Life Skills Book)

    Redmond, Lea
    $14.95
    Pick a Hand. Follow its Lead.

    The future is in your hands: Readers will open this inviting book in their hands and see what it offers. Die-cut in the shape of a hand, each page falls open to reveal one of 75 prompts and charming illustrated objects that inspire positive guidance, reflection, and contemplation.

  • Each page offers a fresh perspective, a new direction, or a gentle reminder such as "start small," "play," "let it go," "unlock," "look closer," and "wait for the right moment."
  • Created by Lea Redmond, the author of the bestselling Letters to My... series, with art and illustrations by Flora Waycott
  • Fans of Lea Redmond's Letters to My... series and those interested in mindfulness and self-reflection will love the inspirations in Everyday Offerings.

    Filled with 75 wise mementos to accompany you on the journey of everyday life.

  • An inspiring way to begin the day, a meditation practice, or reflection
  • Makes a wonderful gift
  • Uniquely designed book with simple yet poignant illustrations
  • Karma

    Karma

    SADHGURU
    $26.99
    NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, and PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLER
    "Full of valuable insights to guide you."--WILL SMITH
    "Thoughtful and life-affirming . . . a must-read."--TONY ROBBINS
    "This book will put you back in charge of your own life."--TOM BRADY

    A new perspective on the overused and misunderstood concept of "karma" that offers the key to happiness and enlightenment, from the world-renowned spiritual master Sadhguru.

    What is karma? Most people understand karma as a balance sheet of good and bad deeds, virtues and sins. The mechanism that decrees that we cannot evade the consequences of our own actions. In reality, karma has nothing to do with reward and punishment. Karma simply means action: your action, your responsibility. It isn't some external system of crime and punishment, but an internal cycle generated by you. Accumulation of karma is determined only by your intention and the way you respond to what is happening to you. Over time, it's possible to become ensnared by your own unconscious patterns of behavior.

    In Karma, Sadhguru seeks to put you back in the driver's seat, turning you from a terror-struck passenger to a confident driver navigating the course of your own destiny. By living consciously and fully inhabiting each moment, you can free yourself from the cycle. Karma is an exploration and a manual, restoring our understanding of karma to its original potential for freedom and empowerment instead of a source of entanglement. Through Sadhguru's teachings, you will learn how to live intelligently and joyfully in a challenging world.

    Decoding the Dharma

    Decoding the Dharma

    Sakya, Avikrita Vajra
    $16.95
    An introduction to the Dharma for millennials by a young Tibetan lama.

    This unique and fresh presentation of Tibetan Buddhism provides all the tools a millennial needs to navigate the Buddhist path in a modern world. The twenty-five-year-old lama, Avikrita Vajra Sakya, was born and raised in America and now lives in a monastery in India, training in and teaching meditation and Buddhist philosophy to hundreds of monks and nuns. He has thousands of students all over the world, with over 100,000 people following him on Facebook. His style of writing is frank and open, hitting straight to the heart of young people's concerns for why they should bother with a spiritual path in the age of cell phones and shopping malls.

    There is no other book like this available that makes such a direct argument for being a twenty-first century Buddhist, whether you are living in Seattle or in a Himalayan hermitage. Fundamentally, we all have the same hang-ups and all equally have the potential to become buddhas ourselves by cultivating loving-kindness, compassion, and wisdom. And this book teaches readers to do just that.

    Short History of (Nearly) Everything Paranormal

    Short History of (Nearly) Everything Paranormal

    Simonsen, T
    $28.95
    The book on the paranormal, endorsed by consciousness experts as the best introduction to psychic phenomena, offering the latest scientific research as well as highly compelling anecdotes.

    Superb survey of the paranormal ... I cannot recommend it highly enough. - New York Times bestselling author Herbie Brennan

    This is the most entertaining and broad survey of the paranormal ever made, combining forgotten lore, evidence from parapsychological experiments and the testament of scientists, archaeologists, anthropologists, psychologists, physicists and philosophers, and also quite a few celebrities. Exploring the possibility that paranormal phenomena may be - and that some most likely are - objectively real, this travelogue through the twilight zone of human consciousness is both scientifically rigorous and extremely entertaining.

    Readers may be surprised to learn that reputable scientists, among them several Nobel laureates, have claimed that telepathy is a reality, that Cleopatra's lost palace and Richard III's burial place were recovered by means of clairvoyance, and that an espionage program using psychics was set up by the US military! The author proposes that all humans (perhaps all living beings) are linked together in a sort of mental internet that allows us to exchange telepathic emails and make clairvoyant downloads of information. Could it be that what we usually call supernatural is a natural but little understood communication via this mental internet? An engaging, entertaining and informative analysis of a controversial subject, in which these phenomena are approached as potential expressions of unexplained powers of the human mind.

    Happiness Is . . . 200 Things I Love About Dad

    Happiness Is . . . 200 Things I Love About Dad

    Swerling, Lisa
    $9.95
    From the creators of the Happiness Is . . . series (more than 200,000 copies in print!) comes a smile-worthy gift book to show dads how much we care--on Father's Day, their birthday, or any other day of the year. Each book features 200 reasons to treasure those only-with-Dad moments, from getting much-needed advice to learning a new recipe, building a tree fort, taking a long walk together, sharing inside jokes, or just getting a big hug. Featuring the brand's signature sweet illustrations and friendly tone, these books celebrate all the personal moments, big and small, that we love to share with Dad.

    Heart Talk

    Wade, Cleo
    $17.99

    Socrates Express

    Weiner, Eric
    $28.00