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Divorce: A Love Story

Divorce: A Love Story

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Kay Eck's moving and melodic memoir brings us in close-range view of her map-less journey to consciously uncouple from her husband of nearly 30 years. She takes us along as she sorts through some thorny emotions and potent truths before finding solid footing in her own life. Her sometimes harrowing, sometimes humorous path takes her on a rich and bumpy ride through self-discovery, unplanned healing and luminous growth. Beautifully written and honestly portrayed, Divorce: a love story cracks marriage wide open revealing the hidden light radiating from within every partnership, especially the one we have with our Self.

"I just finished this beautiful book... or poem... there's not really a name that I know of for what it is. More than a story about conscious uncoupling, it is a window into the heart of a mystic that also happens to illumine a (r)evolutionary antidote to the mass hypnosis that would have us sleepwalking through the unconscious habit of trying to "ex" love out of our hearts. I loved it." -- T.A.

Don'ts for Mothers

Don'ts for Mothers

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Following the success of Don'ts for Husbands and Don'ts for Wives a brand new old collection of advice:

- from Birth to Weaning

- the care of Young Children

- Boyhood and Girlhood

"Don't wash the baby in hot water, it would weaken and enervate the babe, and thus predispose him to disease. Luke warm rain water will be the best to wash him with."

"Don't choose a wetnurse of a consumptive habit. Check if she or any of
her family have laboured under "king's evil" ascertaining if there be
any seams or swellings about her neck"

"Don't rock an infant to sleep, it might cause him to fall into a
feverish, disturbed slumber, but not into a refreshing, calm sleep.
Besides, if you once take to that habit he will not go to sleep without

"Don't add either gin or oil of peppermint to the babe's food. It is a murderous practice"

"Don't purge an infant during teething or any other time. IF WE LOCK UP

Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better: Wise Advice for Leaning Into the Unknown

Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better: Wise Advice for Leaning Into the Unknown

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When her granddaughter was accepted to Naropa University, the celebrated author Pema Chödrön promised that she'd speak at the commencement ceremony. Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better contains the wisdom shared on that day. "What do we do when life doesn't go the way we hoped?" begins Pema "We say, 'I'm a failure." But what if failing wasn't just "okay," but the most direct way to becoming a more complete, loving, and fulfilled human being? Through the insights of her own teachers and life journey, Pema Chödrön offers us her heartfelt advice on how to face the unknown--in ourselves and in the world--and how our missteps can open our eyes to see new possibilities and purpose. For Pema's millions of readers, prospective graduates, or anyone at a life crossroads, this gem of clarity and reassurance is sure to find a welcome place in many a kitchen, office, and backpack.
Fewer, Better Things: The Hidden Wisdom of Objects

Fewer, Better Things: The Hidden Wisdom of Objects

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From the former director of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, a timely and passionate case for the role of the well-designed object in the digital age.

Curator and scholar Glenn Adamson opens Fewer, Better Things by contrasting his beloved childhood teddy bear to the smartphones and digital tablets children have today. He laments that many children and adults are losing touch with the material objects that have nurtured human development for thousands of years. The objects are still here, but we seem to care less and know less about them.

In his presentations to groups, he often asks an audience member what he or she knows about the chair the person is sitting in. Few people know much more than whether it's made of wood, plastic, or metal. If we know little about how things are made, it's hard to remain connected to the world around us.

Fewer, Better Things explores the history of craft in its many forms, explaining how raw materials, tools, design, and technique come together to produce beauty and utility in handmade or manufactured items. Whether describing the implements used in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, the use of woodworking tools, or the use of new fabrication technologies, Adamson writes expertly and lovingly about the aesthetics of objects, and the care and attention that goes into producing them. Reading this wise and elegant book is a truly transformative experience.

Adamson writes 34 very brief chapters (though very brief ones) to invite a closer look at different types of objects, materials, craft and production techniques through encounters with people involved with developing, making or using them: we meet the designer of astronauts’ living spaces, a small-town hardware store proprietor, a retired corrections officer, a TV prop manager, and a tribologist who studies the friction of interacting surfaces. Along the way, we are treated to fascinating nuggets of information about how things are made: the working of a fret-saw, how the jacquard loom changed the process of weaving, how changes in automobile silhouettes reflect the drawing tools used to design them, and the technology of injection-moulding plastic. We even learn the elaborate steps of the tea ceremony, which he relates to the awareness and respect for objects, and the craftsmen who made them.


My favorite by far were his own family stories: from his farmer/jet-engine-designer grandfather to his math-prodigy father, his philosopher brother and his physician mother to his own experiences as a museum curator, using each story to draw analogies that make points about materiality and human relationships with objects. - Sandy

Find the Good: Unexpected Life Lessons from a Small-Town Obituary Writer

Find the Good: Unexpected Life Lessons from a Small-Town Obituary Writer

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As the obituary writer in a spectacularly beautiful but often dangerous spit of land in Alaska, Heather Lende knows something about last words and lives well lived. Now she's distilled what she's learned about how to live a more exhilarating and meaningful life into three words: find the good. It's that simple--and that hard.

Quirky and profound, individual and universal, Find the Good offers up short chapters that help us unlearn the habit--and it is a habit--of seeing only the negatives. Lende reminds us that we can choose to see any event--starting a new job or being laid off from an old one, getting married or getting divorced--as an opportunity to find the good. As she says, "We are all writing our own obituary every day by how we live. The best news is that there's still time for additions and revisions before it goes to press."

Ever since Algonquin published her first book, the New York Times bestseller If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name, Heather Lende has been praised for her storytelling talent and her plainspoken wisdom. The Los Angeles Times called her "part Annie Dillard, part Anne Lamott," and that comparison has never been more apt as she gives us a fresh, positive perspective from which to view our relationships, our obligations, our priorities, our community, and our world.

An antidote to the cynicism and self-centeredness that we are bombarded with every day in the news, in our politics, and even at times in ourselves, Find the Good helps us rediscover what's right with the world.

"Heather Lende's small town is populated with big hearts--she finds them on the beach, walking her granddaughters, in the stories of ordinary peoples' lives, and knits them into unforgettable tales. Find the Good is a treasure." --Jo-Ann Mapson, author of Owen's Daughter

"Find the Good is excellent company in unsteady times . . . Heather Lende is the kind of person you want to sit across the kitchen table from on a rainy afternoon with a bottomless cup of tea. When things go wrong, when things go right, her quiet, commonsense wisdom, self-examining frankness, and good-natured humor offer a chance to reset, renew, rebalance." --Pam Houston, author of Contents May Have Shifted

"With gentle humor and empathy [Lende] introduces a number of people who provide examples of how to live well . . . [Find the Good] is simple yet profound." --Booklist

"In this cynical world, Find the Good is a tonic, a literary wellspring, which will continue to run, and nurture, even in times of drought. What a brave and beautiful thing Heather Lende has made with this book." --John Straley, Shamus Award winner and former writer laureate of Alaska

"Heather Lende is a terrific writer and terrific company: intimate, authentic, and as quirky as any of her subjects." --Marilyn Johnson, author of The Dead Beat

Carrie: Folksy wisdom reminiscent of Erma Bombeck or Garrison Keillor, this would make a great pick-me-up gift for a friend or for yourself!  When asked to come up with words to live by, Lende offered “Find the good.”  This message was gleaned from the lives she witnessed as an obit writer in Hainesville, Alaska, sometimes reflecting her challenge of finding something nice to say about a “client,” but more often honoring simple people who lived simple lives that left a legacy.  “Find the good, praise the good, and do good, because you are still able to and because what moves your heart will remain long after you are gone and turn up in the most unexpected places….”



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Please note: the tenth-anniversary paperback edition of this book is available now.

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.

Guardians of Being

Guardians of Being

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This wonderfully unique collaboration brings together two masters of their fields, joining original words by spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle with delightful illustrations by Patrick McDonnell, the creator of the acclaimed comic strip MUTTS. Every heartwarming page provokes thought, insight, and smiling reverence for all beings and each moment.

More than a collection of witty and charming drawings, the marriage of Patrick McDonnell's art and Eckhart Tolle's words conveys a profound love of nature, of animals, of humans, of all life-forms. Guardians of Being celebrates and reminds us of not only the oneness of all life but also the wonder and joy to be found in the present moment, amid the beauty we sometimes forget to notice all around us.

Sandy: I've gifted this book dozens of times. It has quiet but impactful wisdom within its dear etchings, and it's not just for animal lovers, but it's especially great for them.

Home for Christmas

Home for Christmas

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Home for Christmas is a new 64-page gift book from The New York Times bestselling author and artist Susan Branch. Reading like a long illustrated letter, Home for Christmas is a heart-warming tale of a childhood Christmas in the years after World War II, bwith Susan, her parents and her siblings. A book for all ages, told from a child's perspective, full of anticipation and hope, it's a charming story about the enduring love of family. A beautiful Christmas gift, because we need a little Christmas now.
Homemade Face Mask and Sanitizer: THIS BOOK INCLUDES: The ultimate guide to making 2 types of protective masks using a paper pattern & 15 hand sanitiz

Homemade Face Mask and Sanitizer: THIS BOOK INCLUDES: The ultimate guide to making 2 types of protective masks using a paper pattern & 15 hand sanitiz

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Can't you find any face masks in the stores? Are you afraid of infections?
Hand sanitizers price are skyrocketing? All is out of stock?
No problem! It's time to do all you need by yourself at home!
Your health is more important than anything else.
This 2 books bundle is the only complete guide to protect yourself and your family from viruses and infections.

You will learn how to make 2 types of homemade masks using simple materials in a few minutes. You can follow simple steps illustrated by several pictures (big and clear) until the masks are completed! You will start from a simple paper pattern (personally designed and tested) with all measurements (millimeters and inches).

This guide will teach you how to make 15 different homemade hand sanitizers using simple and cheap ingredients. All alcohol-based recipes follow the guidelines suggested from WHO and shows the quantities to use (ml, gr or oz).
Some tips on where to easily find all ingredients are included!
Discover also some natural Alcohol-free recipes as excellent replacements to the water and soap (not antibacterial).
Finally, a smart way to always have the liquid soap with you!

Take a look to the contents of this guide:


- Introduction

- How to Choose the Right Face Mask? Differences and main categories
-FFP1 Masks
-FFP2 Masks
-FFP3 Masks
-Surgical masks
-N95 Masks
- Step by step tutorial to make your mask with paper pattern and picture

- Homemade mask - Type 1
- Materials & Tools
- Step 1: Paper pattern with measures
- Step 2: Non-woven fabric cutting
- Step 3: Fold and insert Baking paper
- Step 4: Seam
- Step 5: Cutting and folding
- Step 6: Nose cover
- Step 7: Final Seams
- Step 8: Metal wire for nose cover
- Step 9: Elastic tape
- Step 10: Wear your homemade face mask

- Homemade mask - Type 2 (Easier and Faster for emergency)
- Materials & Tools
- Step 1: Cut Baking paper
- Step 2: Fold
- Step 3: Close and fix
- Step 4: Elastic tape
- Step 5: Wear your emergency face mask

- Conclusion


- Introduction
- How to Wash Your Hands
- Different types of hand sanitizer
-Alcohol based
-Alcohol free
-Gel VS Spray
- How to use hand sanitizer
- Homemade hand sanitizer
- Where to find the required ingredients
- Aloe vera and Tea tree oil properties
-Aloe vera
-Tea tree oil
- 10 Alcohol based recipes
-Recipe 1: WHO recommended Homemade hand sanitizer
-Recipe 2: Sweet almond Pocket Gel
-Recipe 3: Eucalyptus Cheap Gel
-Recipe 4: Lavender & Cloves Gel
-Recipe 5: Nick's secret sanitizer gel
-Recipe 6: Amuchina spray
-Recipe 7: Carbopol Power
-Recipe 8: Oregano
-Recipe 9: Lemon gel
-Recipe 10: WHO Homemade hand sanitizer variant
- 5 Alcohol free recipes
-Recipe 1: Cinnamon & Lemon
-Recipe 2: Thyme and rosemary
-Recipe 3: Orange and mint
-Recipe 4: Natural and Fast
-Recipe 5: Witch hazel
- How to make Soap strips

- Conclusions

Make your homemade face mask and sanitizer now!
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How to Be a Good Husband

How to Be a Good Husband

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Don't think that your wife has placed waste-paper baskets in the rooms as ornaments.

Don't forget that very true remark that while face powder may catch a man, baking powder is the stuff to hold him.

Marriage can be a series of humorous miscommunications, a power struggle, or a diplomatic nightmare. Men and women have long struggled to figure each other out--and the misunderstandings can continue well after they've been joined in matrimony. But long before Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, couples turned to self-help booklets such as How to Be a GoodHusband and How to Be a Good Wife, two historic advice books that are now delightfully reproduced by the Bodleian Library.
The books, originally published in the 1930s for middle-class British couples, are filled with witty and charming aphorisms on how wives and husbands should treat each other. Some advice is unquestionably outdated--"It is a wife's duty to look her best. If you don't tidy yourself up, don't be surprised if your husband begins to compare you unfavorably with the typist at the office"--but many other pieces of advice are wholly applicable today. They include such insightful sayings as: "Don't tell your wife terminological inexactitudes, which are, in plain English, lies. A woman has wonderful intuition for spotting even minor departures from the truth"; "After all is said and done, husbands are not terribly difficult to manage"; or "Don't squeeze the tube of toothpaste from the top instead of from the bottom. This is one of the small things of life that always irritates a careful wife."
Entertaining and charmingly illustrated, How to Be a Good Husband and How to Be a Good Wife offer enduringly useful advice for all couples, from the newly engaged to those celebrating their golden anniversary.

How to Fight

How to Fight

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Turn disagreements and conflicts into opportunities for growth, compassion, and reconciliation.

The sixth book in the bestselling Mindfulness Essentials series, a back-to-basics collection from world-renowned Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh that introduces everyone to the essentials of mindfulness practice.

Nhat Hanh brings his signature clarity, compassion, and humor to the ways we act out in anger, frustration, despair, and delusion. In brief meditations accompanied by whimsical sumi-ink drawings, Thich Nhat Hanh instructs us exactly how to transform our craving and confusion. If we learn to take good care of our suffering, we can help others do the same, and reach reconciliation between family members, coworkers, and even nations.

How to Fight is pocket-sized with two-color original artwork by California artist Jason DeAntonis.

How to Love

How to Love

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The most popular book in the "How To" series: advice, practices, and food for thought from a Zen Master on our most universal emotion.

The third book in the bestselling Mindfulness Essentials series, a back-to-basics collection from world-renowned Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh that introduces everyone to the essentials of mindfulness practice.

Nhat Hanh brings his signature clarity, compassion, and humor to the thorny question of how to love. He distills one of our strongest emotions down to four essentials: you can only love another when you feel true love for yourself; love is understanding; understanding brings compassion; deep listening and loving speech are key ways of showing our love.

Pocket-sized, with original two color illustrations by Jason DeAntonis, How to Love shows that when we feel closer to our loved ones, we are also more connected to the world as a whole. With sections on Love vs. Need, Being in Love, Reverence, Intimacy, Children and Family, Reconciling with Parents, and more, How to Love includes meditations you can do alone or with your partner to go deep inside and expand your own capacity to love.

Scientific studies indicate that meditation contributes tremendously to well-being, general health, and longevity. How to Love is a unique gift for those who want a comprehensive yet simple guide to understanding the many different kinds of love, along with meditative practices that can expand the understanding of and capacity for love, appropriate for those practicing in any spiritual tradition, whether seasoned practitioners or new to meditation.