Mindfulness for All
By Jon Kabat-Zinn
More than twenty years ago, Jon Kabat-Zinn changed the way we thought about awareness in everyday life with his now-classic introduction to mindfulness, Wherever You Go, There You Are. He followed that up with 2005's Coming to Our Senses, the definitive book for our time on the connection between mindfulness and our well-being on every level, physical, cognitive, emotional, social, planetary, and spiritual.Now, Coming to Our Senses is being repackaged into 4 smaller books, each focusing on a different aspect of mindfulness, and each with a new foreword written by the author. In the fourth of these books, Mindfulness for All (which was originally published as Part VII and Part VIII of Coming to Our Senses), Kabat-Zinn focuses on how mindfulness really can be a tool to transform the world--explaining how democracy thrives in a mindful context, and why mindfulness is a vital tool for both personal and global understanding and action in these tumultuous times. By "coming to our senses"--both literally and metaphorically--we can become more compassionate, more embodied, more aware human beings, and in the process, contribute to the healing of the body politic as well as our own lives in ways both little and big.
Magic Crystal Ball
By Marlo Scrimizzi
Unlock the mystical power of a fortune teller with the Magic Crystal Ball. Wave your hand over the glass crystal ball to reveal one of 15 "answers" to put you on the path to fulfilling your dreams and finding happiness.Kit includes: A mini glass crystal ball with motion-activated light (glowing aura) and sound (music and mystical answers).A black baseA 48-page mini book, with a brief history and tips on how to use your crystal ball
Mindfulness for Student Athletes
By Gina M. Biegel
If you're like many other high school or college students, you probably feel pressure to perform at a high level -both in the classroom and on the field. Unfortunately, this pressure can cause lots of stress and anxiety. To make matters worse, you may find it difficult to effectively manage all of these demands on your time, energy, and health. This is where mindfulness can help.Mindfulness allows you to stay present, focus, and be calm with your thoughts and emotions, no matter how stressful life gets. In Mindfulness for Student Athletes, you'll find practical and tactical ways to cope with stress and anxiety in the moment, prevent stress in the future, and experience more satisfaction and enjoyment while playing sports. You'll also find proven-effective tools to naturally enhance your performance.The mindfulness skills outlined in this workbook will not only help you on the field-but in life as well. You'll be able to take what you've learned and apply it to any situation, from job interviews to scoring a touchdown. What a gift to have!
By Sara-Chana Silverstein
A popular herbalist's remedies and prescriptive program for emotional balance and overall health, using natural solutions such as essential oils, aromatherapy, and moreSara Chana Silverstein a lactation consultant and mom to seven kids. She is also a go-to herbalist who specializes in walking women through a focused herbal regimen to nourish their livers, refresh and revitalize their systems, and stabilize their moods. The goal? A balanced lifestyle. With tools, tips, and strategies, this is a practical, easy-to-use guide to herbs and homeopathy. Silverstein shares the best natural remedies to help combat stress, anxiety, and promote peace of mind and general health. She shows how herbs, aromatherapy, and other natural remedies are a gentle, natural way to enhance your emotional state without having to resort to antidepressants, anti-anxiety pills, or other medications that may have unwanted side effects. Silverstein's dedicated program teaches women to harness the power of aromatherapy (different aromas help with different ailments), color therapy, diet, and other mood-enhancing tools to lead to optimal emotional and mental wellness.
Meditation is Not What You Think
By Jon Kabat-Zinn
More than twenty years ago, Jon Kabat-Zinn changed the way we thought about awareness in everyday life with his now-classic introduction to mindfulness, Wherever You Go, There You Are. He followed that up with 2005's Coming to Our Senses, the definitive book for our time on the connection between mindfulness and our well-being on every level, physical, cognitive, emotional, social, planetary, and spiritual. Now, Coming to Our Senses is being repackaged into 4 smaller books, each focusing on a different aspect of mindfulness, and each with a new foreword written by the author. In the first of these books, Meditation Is Not What You Think (which was originally published as Part I and Part II of Coming to Our Senses), Kabat-Zinn focuses on the "what" and the "why" of mindfulness--explaining why meditation is not for the "faint-hearted," how meditation can actually be a radical act of love, and why paying attention is so supremely important. By "coming to our senses"--both literally and metaphorically--we can become more compassionate, more embodied, more aware human beings, and in the process, contribute to the healing of the body politic as well as our own lives in ways both little and big.
By R. Marie Griffith
From an esteemed scholar of American religion and sexuality, a sweeping account of the century of religious conflict that produced our culture warsGay marriage, transgender rights, birth control--sex is at the heart of many of the most divisive political issues of our age. The origins of these conflicts, historian R. Marie Griffith argues, lie in sharp disagreements that emerged among American Christians a century ago. From the 1920s onward, a once-solid Christian consensus regarding gender roles and sexual morality began to crumble, as liberal Protestants sparred with fundamentalists and Catholics over questions of obscenity, sex education, and abortion. Both those who advocated for greater openness in sexual matters and those who resisted new sexual norms turned to politics to pursue their moral visions for the nation. Moral Combat is a history of how the Christian consensus on sex unraveled, and how this unraveling has made our political battles over sex so ferocious and so intractable.
By Edith Hamilton, Jim Tierney
Since its original publication by Little, Brown and Company in 1942, Edith Hamilton's Mythology has sold millions of copies throughout the word and established itself as a perennial bestseller in its various available formats: hardcover, trade paperback, mass market paperback, and e-book. For 75 years readers have chosen this book above all others to discover the thrilling, enchanting, and fascinating world of Western mythology-from Odysseus's adventure-filled journey to the Norse god Odin's effort to postpone the final day of doom. This exciting new deluxe, large-format hardcover edition, published in celebration of the book's 75th anniversary, will be beautifully packages and fully-illustrated throughout with all-new, specially commissioned four-color art, making it a true collector's item.
The Mala of God
The Mala of God is a unique spiritual gift, an expression of the surrendered heart filled with prayer, devotion, and gratitude, yet imbued with the unsparing wisdom and power of non-dual self-inquiry. With profound simplicity, Advaita zen master Mooji unveils the intimate, mystical ways of the praying heart, and provides insight for those yearning to discover their true nature.Many of us seek inner peace and happiness, lasting self-realization and awakening, or a felt blissful oneness beyond the mere concept of unity. In our search for truth and enlightenment, we may find ourselves drawn deeply into sincere introspection or with a deep affinity for prayer as a means of self-discovery and communion with the Supreme.Using language familiar to many spiritual traditions, including Christianity and Sufism, this book bridges the seeming divide between devotion and non-dual self-inquiry. This beautiful collection can be read start to finish or opened to any page for insight into the moment - perfect for both the spiritual seeker with an interest in non-duality or one who is drawn to devotion and the power of prayer.Including over 100 powerful prayers and blessings, complemented by Mooji's drawings and handwritten sayings throughout, The Mala of God provides wisdom and inspiration that sets your heart free.
Me and My Big Mouth! (Spiritual Growth Series)
By Joyce Meyer
Two-books-in-one by #1 New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer, ME AND MY BIG MOUTH and its companion study guide, will teach readers how to tap into the power of positive words and speak God's goodness over their lives.Wish you could take control of the words you speak, instead of feeling like your mouth has a mind of its own? With God's help you can! This edition of ME AND MY BIG MOUTH!, including its companion study guide, will take you from, "Oh, no, I can't believe I just said that!" to learning God's life-transforming language.Joyce Meyer's powerful wisdom and her engaging, thought-provoking exercises will help you train your mouth to speak the words that will unlock the best life God can give you.
The Mini Book of Mindfulness
By Camilla Sanderson
This pocket-sized calming companion offers simple mindfulness meditation practices that can be done virtually anytime, anywhere.Mindfulness is needed at this point in our planet's history more than ever and this portable mini book includes simple exercises to help you practice mindfulness today,developing your ability to centre yourself, de-stress, and cultivate a sustained awareness of the present moment.
Mindfulness for Women
By Vidyamala Burch, Claire Irvin
No matter who we are, or what stage of life we are at, we all long for similar things; to be happy, connected with others, in touch with a sense of calm and peace, vital, alive and joyful. And we long to be able to ride out the tough patches that hit all of us from time to time with some degree of grace and dignity.The good news is that we can fulfil these longings at any time, in any place. They are only a moment away, a breath away. We can learn how to be comfortable with our body, know and understand our mind, and love our heart. It isn't difficult, long-winded or time-consuming. In doing so you'll feel happier in your own skin, less stressed, more confident, more capable and more at ease with yourself and life.This is what Mindfulness for Women is about. It is a practical guide to coming home to yourself in each present moment. To finding the ledge behind the waterfall. To resting in the depths of the ocean rather than being tossed about by surface waves.Mindfulness is a potent antidote to anxiety, stress, depression, exhaustion and irritability. It leads to a greater sense of contentment and can also reduce addictive and self-destructive behavioural patterns. This book will enable you to experience the benefits for yourself. It's not designed as a lengthy course but is solutions-based. It's fast - evidence shows that a little bit of mindfulness goes a long way. It's also bespoke - you can read all of it cover to cover, or simply dip in and out, depending on what you want to focus on. You can listen to whichever meditation track suits you at any given time and you can run tracks together if you want to meditate for longer periods. It's designed to suit your life and priorities now and well into the future.
Mulga's Magical Colouring Book
Crazy about colouring in? Looking for mindfulness, stress relief or a creative outlet? Lose yourself in this colouring book from one of Australia's favourite artists. Mulga's colourful art can be found all over the country - in shops and cafes, on t-shirts and soft drink bottles, in ads, laneways and galleries - and now, for the first time, you can colour it in yourself in this gorgeous 80-page colouring book.Mulga's work is full of intricate line work and patterns, making it perfect for meditative colouring. There are zombies with beards, toucans in baseball caps, gorillas with facial piercings and all your favourite Mulga creatures ready to be given the rainbow treatment. So, grab your textas or pencils and get to it!
The Many Faces of Christ
By Philip Jenkins
The standard account of early Christianity tells us that the first centuries after Jesus' death witnessed an efflorescence of Christian sects, each with its own gospel. We are taught that these alternative scriptures, which represented intoxicating, daring, and often bizarre ideas, were suppressed in the fourth and fifth centuries, when the Church canonized the gospels we know today: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. The rest were lost, destroyed, or hidden.In The Many Faces of Christ , the renowned religious historian Philip Jenkins thoroughly refutes our most basic assumptions about the Lost Gospels. He reveals that dozens of alternative gospels not only survived the canonization process but in many cases remained influential texts within the official Church. Whole new gospels continued to be written and accepted. For a thousand years, these strange stories about the life and death of Jesus were freely admitted onto church premises, approved for liturgical reading, read by ordinary laypeople for instruction and pleasure, and cited as authoritative by scholars and theologians.The Lost Gospels spread far and wide, crossing geographic and religious borders. The ancient Gospel of Nicodemus penetrated into Southern and Central Asia, while both Muslims and Jews wrote and propagated gospels of their own. In Europe, meanwhile, it was not until the Reformation and Counter-Reformation that the Lost Gospels were effectively driven from churches. But still, many survived, and some continue to shape Christian practice and belief in our own day.Offering a revelatory new perspective on the formation of the biblical canon, the nature of the early Church, and the evolution of Christianity, The Many Faces of Christ restores these Lost Gospels to their central place in Christian history.
Miracles from Heaven
By Christy Wilson Beam
Annabel Beam is one of three sisters raised in the Texas countryside by loving parents. But what should have been a happy, carefree childhood was blighted when Annabel developed a painful and seemingly incurable digestive disorder. Her parents spared no expense in the search for a cure, but medical experts assured them there was none. On a rare day when Annabel felt well enough to play outside, she was climbing an old hollowed-out tree when a branch snapped and she fell, head first, thirty feet down inside the tree. Miraculously, she survived the fall but was knocked unconscious. Rescued and later released from hospital, Annabel told her mother, 'you know I went to heaven when I was in that tree'. Annabel shared with her mother her amazing experience of talking to God, who told her that it wasn't her time and that she must go back. What happened next was the greatest miracle of all. Annabel was inexplicably cured of her illness and her doctors could offer no explanation. Written by Annabel's mother Christy, Miracles from Heaven is the story of a little girl's - and a family's - inspiring journey. Deeply moving and heartwarming, the book recounts the fateful day of the accident, Annabel's description of her time in heaven and her miraculous recovery. This is the story of how one family never gave up hope.
The Map of Heaven
By Eben Alexander, Ptolemy Tompkins
When Dr Eben Alexander wrote about his own startling near-death experience in Proof of Heaven, he was contacted by countless people from all walks of life. His story had touched them personally and they in turn had their own miraculous experiences of the afterlife to share with Eben. In The Map of Heaven, Eben recounts the astonishing stories he has heard on his travels, from near-death experiences and encounters with angelic beings to inspiring messages from departed loved ones. Each account helps us to understand just how vast the universe really is. Drawing on these accounts and lessons from religious leaders, philosophers and scientific investigations into the role of consciousness, Eben explores our true place in the universe and what exactly exists beyond death.
Make Your Mark
By Brad Gray
Wrestling with one's calling in life is a fundamental struggle for just about everyone. Those seeking to live the Christian life, however, struggle to discover God's purpose for their lives and what it means to live that out on a daily basis.Brad Gray is a biblical teacher who unpacks the story of Samson to show how there is more to this man than his long hair and superhuman strength. Samson's story is about how he lost sight of God long before he lost his secret power. It's a story for humanity because it's about humanity. Samson was called by God to be a Nazirite, someone who is not allowed to kill. He strayed from this calling and each deviation escalated in degree: he started with a lion and went on to kill three thousand men and women.Brad takes this fascinating story and explores what it means to live out God's fullest design. When we understand how Samson missed his calling, perhaps we can learn how not to miss our own.
By Josh Turknett
If you suffer from migraines, you know from experience that prescription medication can only do so much to help relieve your suffering. You also know that your next headache could still strike at any time, and as a result, you may lead a life of fear and trepidation, never knowing when theresponsibilities of work and family will once again fall victim to your throbbing skull. Unfortunately, despite the many advances in medicine, there is still no real cure for the migraine headache.In The Migraine Miracle, a neurologist with a personal history of migraines offers readers the revolutionary dietary cure that has worked for him and continues to work for his patients: a diet low in wheat, sugar, and processed foods, and high in organic, protein-rich animal products. The book also explores the link between inflammation, diet, and migraines, and contains a 21-day meal plan to help readers change the way they eat. By following this easy meal plan, millions of sufferers will discover a life free from symptoms-once and for all.The book includes comprehensive, research-based information that explains what the brain goes through during a migraine headache, the phases of the migraine, and how a diagnosis is made. It also explores the risks and benefits of migraine medication, natural remedies for migraines, dietary migraine triggers, and detailed, specific instructions for a migraine-free eating plan.If you have tried migraine medicine but have not found real relief, it's time to try something new. By changing the way you eat, and understanding what foods can trigger your migraine, you can start feeling better longer, without the threat of a migraine always looming over everything you do.
Mum's Not Having Chemo
By Laura Bond
A book about choices. A book to empower all cancer sufferers and their families.In March 2011 Laura Bond's mother Gemma was diagnosed with ovarian and uterine cancer. Laura discovered that the only thing more shocking than telling someone your mother has cancer was revealing that she had declined chemotherapy. But, according to studies, many oncologists would do the same. So Laura, a journalist, started writing a blog to explain her mother's decision to say 'no' to mainstream medicine and 'yes' to hydrogen peroxide, vitamin C injections and infrared saunas.Mum's Not Having Chemo shares Gemma's natural healing story as well as advice from over 60 of the world's leading cancer specialists and holistic healers - from oncologists in Tokyo to energy healers in Harley Street. If you want to explore alternative options, or find ways to supplement your conventional care, this book provides cutting edge research from around the world and describes treatments road-tested by Gemma and other cancer survivors. It's an invaluable and uplifting companion to help you make the best choices for your own healing journey.
Memories of Now
By Han Van Den Boogaard
n Memories of Now: On Non-duality and the Permanence of the Present, Han van den Boogaard weaves an insightful and sometimes poignant exploration of consciousness, childhood and nature-the depths and the shallows of experience and "the transparent world of unequivocal simplicity that I seemed to have lost somewhere in my youth. What seemed divisible became indivisible again, and at the same time I knew that it had never been lost.""This book is not about me, not about my travels, memories or spiritual experiences. Together these only make a two-dimensional picture that might contain a three-dimensional truth if you're able to look at it with an open mind and a loving heart. The picture itself doesn't really matter. The important thing is the switch from flat to deep. Unknowingly, you make this switch many times a day, during those moments in which you suddenly forget yourself. But when you're really aware of it, the true depth of life will be recognised as the unchanging Now, and you will know that this is the only truth."-from Memories of Now
The Mother Heart of God
By Trudy Beyak
Are we missing half the picture of God? For more than five millennia, scholars focused on the paternal or fatherly qualities of God's loving kindness, but forgot or ignored the maternal aspects. What is it about this issue that triggers such controversy? As a committed Christian and an investigative journalist, Trudy Beyak spent five years on a journey with pen and notebook in hand researching the Scriptures and interviewing more than fifty leading biblical scholars and celebrities from North America to the Middle East. What is God really like? What sacred evidence does the Bible reveal? Trudy Beyak invites the reader to join her on a global journey to discover a fresh spiritual view of God that is relevant and encouraging for everyone. By weaving elements of her personal story, interview highlights with over fifty Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish leaders, and biblical facts, Trudy invites the reader to experience the comfort and intensity of God's infinite embrace: a love that shelters, protects and brings healing to every soul.