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Psychic Shield: Your All-In-One Guide to Protecting Yourself from Negative Energy, Maintaining Boundaries, and Living in Harmony with Others

by Caitlín Matthews

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Psychology of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior

by Ryan E. Rhodes Heather A. Hausenblas Amanda L. Rebar

Written for the upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level courses in exercise psychology and behavioral physical activity, Psychology of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior, Second Edition focuses on the psychological effects of physical activity in a diverse array of populations. It emphasizes how physical activity needs to be paired with a reduction in sedentary behavior in order to achieve overall health. With a focus on both the psychology of exercise and sedentary behavior, this first-of-its kind text provides readers with the latest research in both areas, including coverage of sleep, pain, and delayed gratification. This text also applies a critical lens to foundational theories and incorporates applications and interventions throughout.

The Psychology of Running (The Psychology of Everything)

by Noel Brick Stuart Holliday

Why do people run? How can I improve my running performance? Will running help me feel better? The Psychology of Running provides a unique insight into why running is such a popular form of exercise and competition. From evolutionary perspectives on why humans have needed to run and how our bodies have adapted for this function, to discussing evidence-based interventions that can improve running performance, the book delves into the psychological motivations and benefits of running. The book also considers ways in which running can be used for social change and life skill development, highlighting how such a simple activity can have benefits for our physical and mental health. Providing proven psychological strategies and techniques to help improve running performance and boost our individual self-belief, The Psychology of Running shows us how we can enjoy running, no matter our age or ability.

The Psychology of Time (The Psychology of Everything)

by Richard Gross

What is the meaning of time? Do we have an internal clock? Can time speed up or slow down?The Psychology of Time considers how we define, describe, and experience time. From a discussion of how our language around time is dependent on metaphor, to the role of biology in controlling our bodily experience of time, the book delves into how the finitude of life is a given human experience. It looks at how we reflect on the passage of time throughout our lives, and how our experience of time can be influenced by diverse factors including our age, gender, health, and culture.Offering insights into something we are all immersed in, but often give little thought to, The Psychology of Time shows us how our understanding and experience of time can influence our everyday behaviour.

The Psychology of Vaccination (The Psychology of Everything)

by Olivier Klein Vincent Yzerbyt

Why do some people choose to be vaccinated and others do not? What is the difference between vaccine hesitancy and anti-vaccinism? What can social psychology tell us about attitudes towards vaccination?The Psychology of Vaccination identifies the social psychological drivers of vaccine mindsets, to explore why some people choose to be vaccinated, some are hesitant, and others refuse. It explores the socio-demographic factors related to vaccine hesitancy and considers the role of motivation in making this health decision. The book focuses on how individuals are social beings, inserted into a web of influences that guide their behaviour, and considers the impact this may have on their health choices.Not only aimed at the convinced, but also for all those who have doubts about vaccination, The Psychology of Vaccination offers an insightful look at our health behaviours and considers whether it is possible to affect health behaviour change.

Public Health in Postcolonial Africa: The Social and Political Determinants of Health

by Olukayode A. Faleye Tanimola M. Akande Inocent Moyo

This fascinating, multi-disciplinary collection examines how public health interventions in postcolonial Africa mirror wider manifestations of power in the region. Beyond the role of public health intervention in tackling disease and prolonging life, the book measures the social and political determinant of health which continue to exist in the postcolonial era. The volume features contributions from scholars across both the social sciences and humanities, exploring ongoing debates across a broad range of themes, including: - Infopolitics, biopolitics and healthcare; - Emerging infectious diseases, environment and food cultures; - Health interventions and economic security; - Church administration and healthcare; - Livelihood, sex, sexuality and HIV/AIDS; Offering a fresh and insightful understanding of health issues in this important global region, and including chapters on issues around the Covid-19 pandemic, the book will interest students and researchers across a range of disciplines, including Global Health, Politics and African Studies.

The Pulse Cure: Balance stress, optimise health and live longer

by Torkil Færø

'Groundbreaking... bridges the gap between cutting-edge science and practical well-being. A must-read for anyone seeking to improve their resilience, reduce inflammation and embrace a healthier future.' Dr Jenna Macciochi, author of Immunity: The Science of Staying WellWhat if you could see the toll that over-work, too much sugar or bad sleep really take on your system?What if you knew what boosts your energy, and what saps it, and when you are heading for burnout?What if you could feel more vitality and joy, have stronger will power and live longer?With the aid of your phone, smartwatch or a wearable heart rate monitor and The Pulse Cure, you can. The key lies in measuring your heart rate variability - the distance between your heart beats - which indicates what is happening in your autonomic nervous system. Tuning into your heart rate variability can show you how your personal constitution reacts to specific stressors and help you tailor what you need to do to recharge.Whether you are healthy but want to take a proactive approach to your health, or exhausted and want your energy back, Dr Færø's clear, upbeat guidance will help you to:· improve your sleep· discover the right type and level of exercise for you· find the best way for you to relax and find calm· spot early signs of illness and disease· fight burnout and chronic fatigue· avoid inflammation in the body.Start a conversation with your body. It might have surprising things to tell you!

The Pulse Cure: Balance stress, optimise health and live longer

by Torkil Færø

'Groundbreaking... bridges the gap between cutting-edge science and practical well-being. A must-read for anyone seeking to improve their resilience, reduce inflammation and embrace a healthier future.' Dr Jenna Macciochi, author of Immunity: The Science of Staying WellWhat if you could see the toll that over-work, too much sugar or bad sleep really take on your system?What if you knew what boosts your energy, and what saps it, and when you are heading for burnout?What if you could feel more vitality and joy, have stronger will power and live longer?With the aid of your phone, smartwatch or a wearable heart rate monitor and The Pulse Cure, you can. The key lies in measuring your heart rate variability - the distance between your heart beats - which indicates what is happening in your autonomic nervous system. Tuning into your heart rate variability can show you how your personal constitution reacts to specific stressors and help you tailor what you need to do to recharge.Whether you are healthy but want to take a proactive approach to your health, or exhausted and want your energy back, Dr Færø's clear, upbeat guidance will help you to:· improve your sleep· discover the right type and level of exercise for you· find the best way for you to relax and find calm· spot early signs of illness and disease· fight burnout and chronic fatigue· avoid inflammation in the body.Start a conversation with your body. It might have surprising things to tell you!

The Pulse Cure: Balance stress, optimise health and live longer

by Dr Torkil Færø

'Groundbreaking... bridges the gap between cutting-edge science and practical well-being. A must-read for anyone seeking to improve their resilience, reduce inflammation and embrace a healthier future.' Dr Jenna Macciochi, author of Immunity: The Science of Staying WellWhat if you could see the toll that over-work, too much sugar or bad sleep really take on your system?What if you knew what boosts your energy, and what saps it, and when you are heading for burnout?What if you could feel more vitality and joy, have stronger will power and live longer?With the aid of your phone, smartwatch or a wearable heart rate monitor and The Pulse Cure, you can. The key lies in measuring your heart rate variability - the distance between your heart beats - which indicates what is happening in your autonomic nervous system. Tuning into your heart rate variability can show you how your personal constitution reacts to specific stressors and help you tailor what you need to do to recharge.Whether you are healthy but want to take a proactive approach to your health, or exhausted and want your energy back, Dr Færø's clear, upbeat guidance will help you to:· improve your sleep· discover the right type and level of exercise for you· find the best way for you to relax and find calm· spot early signs of illness and disease· fight burnout and chronic fatigue· avoid inflammation in the body.Start a conversation with your body. It might have surprising things to tell you!

Quality Management in the Assisted Reproduction Laboratory

by Da Li Yingzhuo Gao

This book provides readers up-to-date information on various aspects affecting assisted reproduction laboratories and corresponding management approaches, based on latest literatures, clinical practice, and international consensus. Key points of laboratory environment, laboratory operations and quality control measures are presented in details. Last but not least, ethical issues and countermeasures of assisted reproductive technology are discussed. It will be a practical and reader-friendly resource to help reproductive medicine practitioners establish a disciplined risk and control system for assisted reproduction laboratories and techniques.

Quit Ultra-processed Food in 4 Weeks: Simple recipes & meal plans to eat fresh for life

by Angela Dowden

Break free from ultra-processed foods with this practical guide Have you ever wondered why you can't stop reaching for chocolates, ice cream, fizzy drinks, and snacks? All of these familiar suspects are ultra-processed foods: they're filled with additives and preservatives to keep you coming back for more. So how do you avoid ultra-processed foods when they're everywhere around you? This book will help you through every step of the way: you'll learn to check food label checklists and stock up your cupboard with healthy foods. With over 100 recipes for every meal, plus four weekly meal plans and shopping lists, you can easily eat unprocessed food on the go.CONTENTS INCLUDE:BreakfastsMaple-glazed granola with fruit; Wholemeal cheese & bacon muffins; Moroccan-inspired baked eggsLunchesButter bean, tomato & feta salad; Vietnamese-style noodle salad; Roasted chickpeas with spinachDinnersChargrilled halloumi with olives; Frying pan macaroni cheese; Mediterranean roast lambDessertsHoney ricotta fritters with pistachios; Blackberry & apple crumbles; Chocolate puddle puddingBakingPeach & brown sugar muffins; Mixed-seed soda bread; Chocolate flapjacksSnacks & DrinksPopcorn with chilli oil; Fresh lemonade; Orange & passionfruit sparkler

Quit Ultra-processed Food in 4 Weeks: Simple recipes & meal plans to eat fresh for life

by Angela Dowden

Break free from ultra-processed foods with this practical guide Have you ever wondered why you can't stop reaching for chocolates, ice cream, fizzy drinks, and snacks? All of these familiar suspects are ultra-processed foods: they're filled with additives and preservatives to keep you coming back for more. So how do you avoid ultra-processed foods when they're everywhere around you? This book will help you through every step of the way: you'll learn to check food label checklists and stock up your cupboard with healthy foods. With over 100 recipes for every meal, plus four weekly meal plans and shopping lists, you can easily eat unprocessed food on the go.CONTENTS INCLUDE:BreakfastsMaple-glazed granola with fruit; Wholemeal cheese & bacon muffins; Moroccan-inspired baked eggsLunchesButter bean, tomato & feta salad; Vietnamese-style noodle salad; Roasted chickpeas with spinachDinnersChargrilled halloumi with olives; Frying pan macaroni cheese; Mediterranean roast lambDessertsHoney ricotta fritters with pistachios; Blackberry & apple crumbles; Chocolate puddle puddingBakingPeach & brown sugar muffins; Mixed-seed soda bread; Chocolate flapjacksSnacks & DrinksPopcorn with chilli oil; Fresh lemonade; Orange & passionfruit sparkler

A Rainbow Inside My Body: Finding Peace Through Yoga, Breathing Exercises, and the Chakras

by Vanitha Swaminathan E. Katherine Kottaras

Learn yoga, breathing exercises, and mindfulness through the rainbow of the chakras!When I need to know how I am feeling, I can close my eyes and breathe.In an increasingly stressful world, it is more important than ever to help kids establish helpful tools to manage it. In this colorful meditation written by experts on healthy living, young readers will learn yoga poses, breathing exercises, and more through the colorful rainbow inside them: the chakras. With a playful and imaginative approach, children can find energy and better understand their feelings by focusing within. With accessible information about the history of yoga and ayurveda, A Rainbow Inside My Body reveals how when the mind, body, and spirit are balanced, we can make better decisions and respond to stress in a peaceful way.

Raise Your Frequency, Transform Your Life: How to Respond with Love to Life's Difficulties

by Selina Maitreya

• Shows you how to recognize and transform daily difficulties into opportunities, empowering you to use every challenge as a tool to find deeper peace• Offers a variety of practices, including exercises and action steps, to enable you to more fully integrate your spiritual beliefs into daily life• Emphasizes working with energy frequencies, rather than thoughts, as a means to reach inner healing, transformation, and self-empowermentIn this powerful guide, spiritual teacher Selina Maitreya shares a radical process of self-transformation that allows you to discover your highest potential. Drawing on her 25 years of experience as a spiritual teacher, Maitreya explores how to recognize and transform the challenges you experience into tools to raise your consciousness, thus empowering you to use each difficult life experience as a tool to create peace and build the foundation for a truly abundant life.Maitreya shares her own journey, when all her plans for her future ended in the blink of an eye, leading to the creation of this book. Pulled from her car with the Jaws of Life following a collision, she was diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury that left her unable to live anything close to a normal life. Her physical and intellectual disabilities were huge and went on for the next four years. Yet she experienced a connection to Oneness during this time that she had never experienced before. In Oneness was the respite she had always sought, and all she had to do was close her eyes and breathe.Through simple, practical exercises, as well as inspiring transformational goals and action steps, the author emphasizes the importance of accessing and raising your inner vibration. She introduces you to your energetic systems and teaches how to respond to any life difficulty—from a small irritation to a major life tragedy—using the energy of love rather than the energy of fear. By focusing on energy frequencies, rather than thoughts or emotions, she demonstrates how working with the heart frequency can provide ways to understand, work through, and transform challenges that arise—better connecting you to the higher frequency state of your intuition. As your personal vibration rises, you attract the people, situations, and events that align with your unique path toward creating and living an extraordinary life.

Raising Healthy Kids: Protecting Your Children from Hidden Chemical Toxins

by David Steinman

A must-have book for every parent, from the author of the ground-breaking bestseller Diet for a Poisoned Planet. Every parent wonders: Am I buying products for my child that are filled with chemical toxins? In his powerful new book, Raising Healthy Children, David Steinman, the director of the Chemical Toxin Working Group and one of America&’s premier environmental activists, shows how today&’s most popular items—from bubble bath to cereal to cleaning products to snack foods—are contaminated with unacceptable levels of chemical toxins and pesticides, and he proposes alternatives and substitutes to keep your family safe. Steinman reveals never-before-seen test results for major brands like Johnsons & Johnsons, Kellogg, Tide, and Clairol, and General Mills that identify exactly which products contain dangerous ingredients. He casts a wide net, showing how beauty products as well as food items can cause reproductive health issues in pregnant women, and that environmental exposures, particularly in schools, can have a profound impact on babies&’ and children&’s development. Drawing on current research, illuminating vignettes, and inspiring stories of activism, Steinman provides action steps for parents in every chapter, giving them the tools they need to shop for everyday products that will be toxin-free and helping them ask the right questions about their local schools and workplaces to determine their potential levels of exposure. As he writes, &“The goal of this book is to show you how to keep you and your family safe and healthy.&” When Steinman published his acclaimed bestseller Diet for a Poisoned Planet, it was compared to Rachel Carson&’s classic Silent Spring for bringing to light the chemical toxins in our food. Now, more than thirty years later, Steinman brings readers up to date on the increased dangers we face in all aspects of our lives and teaches us how we can make smart choices to protect our children and ourselves.Raising Healthy Children is an inspiring, informative, and user-friendly book that will help every family reduce their toxic exposures and ensure their health and well-being.

Raising Sexually Intelligent Kids: Practical Skills for Parents, Carers and Educators

by Anisa Varasteh

Many parents feel uncomfortable with the thought of having ‘the talk’ with their children, especially teenagers. But what many people don’t realise is how much of sexuality education has nothing to do with sex itself. In this book, Clinical Sexologist Anisa Varasteh teaches the foundations of a comprehensive sexuality education for children and teenagers and answers the most common questions young people have about sex and sexuality. Contrary to popular belief, talking about sex and sexuality does not make young people more prone to sexual experimentation. This book provides research-based evidence for how a comprehensive sexuality education is important for children’s safety, psychological and physical wellbeing. It identifies the barriers to having open conversations with children and teenagers, and outlines methods for how to overcome them. With a focus on skills, the book addresses the building blocks of sexuality education and how to develop an environment of mutual trust, it outlines key topics for discussion and the skills that children need to develop to make healthy decisions about their sexuality. Complete with practical support, including over 20 worksheets and a comprehensive list of tough questions from teenagers – and suggestions for how to address them – this book is an essential resource for parents, carers and educators who are responsible for the health, safety and development of children and teenagers.

RAPilates: Body And Mind Conditioning In The Digital Age

by Chuck D Kathy Lopez

Hip-hop icon Chuck D presents a gorgeously illustrated Pilates exercise program for people of all ages, including the over-forty crowd LEGENDARY HIP-HOP ARTIST CHUCK D has been touring the world for four decades, since his band Public Enemy put out their first album in 1987. Now, at age sixty-three, Chuck is frequently asked how he still manages to put on such high-energy performances so many years later. His response is simple: he practices Pilates, a form of exercise and body conditioning that has become increasingly popular over the last decade. Chuck’s appreciation for Pilates took a major leap in 2016 when he was setting out on a rigorous tour schedule with a powerful and energetic new band called Prophets of Rage (a supergroup including members of Public Enemy and Rage Against the Machine). Over the next four years, the group would perform to more than two million people across the globe. As Chuck admits, he simply could not have delivered on such a massive level without his practice of Pilates. In this volume, Chuck and his Pilates guru, Kathy Lopez, present the “RAPilates” program of more than thirty mat-based exercises for people of all ages and experiences. The exercises are beautifully illustrated in the inimitable style that Chuck has demonstrated in his previous books of visual art, including STEWdio and Summer of Hamn. Like those two books, RAPilates is published on Chuck’s Enemy Books imprint, which is hosted by Akashic Books.

Rapture (No Limits)

by Christopher Hamilton

What is it like to experience rapture? For philosopher Christopher Hamilton, it is a loss of self that is also a return to self—an overflowing and emptying out of the self that also nourishes and fills the self. In this inviting book, he reflects on the nature of rapture and its crucial yet unacknowledged place in our lives.Hamilton explores moments of rapture in everyday existence and aesthetic experience, tracing its disruptive power and illuminating its philosophical significance. Rapture is found in sexual love and other forms of intense physical experience, such as Philippe Petit’s nerve-defying wire walk between the Twin Towers. Hamilton also locates it in quieter but equally joyous moments, such as contemplating a work of art or the natural world. He considers a range of examples in philosophy and culture—Nietzsche and Weil, Woolf and Chekhov, the extremes of experience in Werner Herzog’s films—as well as aspects of ordinary life, from illness to gardening. Conversational and evocative, this book calls on us to ask how we might make ourselves more open to experiences of rapturous joy and freedom.

Rattled: How to Calm New Mom Anxiety with the Power of the Postpartum Brain

by Nicole Pensak

matrescence noun /mæ'tres.?nts/ the process of becoming a mother: The physical, psychological, and emotional changes you go through after the birth of your child . . . largely unexplored in the medical community. —Cambridge Dictionary Most new mothers bring their infants to the doctor but ignore any distressing feelings or sensations they might themselves have—that sense of being “rattled” at many moments throughout the day and night. In Rattled, Dr. Nicole Pensak shares her own experiences and those of her patients to help new mothers feel informed, validated, and guided through matrescence. After giving birth, a woman often feels like a completely different person. It may sound dramatic, but the rollercoaster of physical and psychological changes affects brain and body in a similar way that adolescence changes us. To compound that, many women hide these feelings, worrying that something is wrong with them. Dr. Nicole Pensak is here to reassure us that being “rattled” is normal, and not at all surprising. After all, seismic changes in identity and emotion have occurred. Research shows that a woman’s brain shifts in real, biological ways very quickly after giving birth. Many women become hypervigilant, for good reason: the brain is telling her to stay alert because she has a human to keep alive and safe. While these brainpower boosts can cause anxious feelings, they can also help to manage the distress and harness the advantages of the postpartum brain. In fact, this is a time of neuroplasticity, when the brain is more receptive to positive reinforcement. Trained at Yale and Harvard and certified in perinatal mental health, Dr. Pensak provides practical and emotional support, helping to relieve the anxiety and pressure for perfection in motherhood and paving the way for a better beginning for families and babies. She discusses mental health treatment and the upside of therapy during this changing time, and offers accessible scientific information, relatable anecdotes, and strategies for self-care. The result is a reassuring and practical handbook that new mothers and their families will refer to time and again.

Real-World Enlightenment: Discovering Ordinary Magic in Everyday Life

by Susan Kaiser Greenland

&“In Real-World Enlightenment, Susan Kaiser Greenland offers wisdom and practical advice for living a more meaningful, purposeful, and joyful life.&”—Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO, Thrive Global 50 practical tools from mindfulness, psychology, science, and time-honored traditions to help you ease anxiety, overwhelm, and stress. Beloved mindfulness teacher, best-selling author, and longtime Buddhist practitioner Susan Kaiser Greenland explores time-honored themes that tap into the enduring sense of love, connection, and well-being that is with us regardless of our circumstances. These universal themes—including Change, Humility, Interdependence, Concentration, Joy, Kindness, and Discernment, among many others—help us find emotional and psychological freedom by lessening our reactivity, broadening our perspectives, and deepening our relationships. Drawing from science, psychology, Buddhism, wisdom traditions, and personal stories, Kaiser Greenland gives us strategies to shift from a narrow survival-driven frame of mind to one that is grounded and expansive. She offers valuable methods to apply these themes daily, including: Robust tools to manage stress and develop attention, like tapping into sensory pleasures or focusing on a single image or phrase.Catchy slogans that promote emotional balance when you feel overwhelmed, like &“drop the baggage,&” or &“don&’t play the scene before you get there.&” These and other phrases can interrupt spiraling thoughts and move you back into your comfort zone. Accessible meditations to experience greater equanimity, slow down your thinking process, and heighten awareness of the natural movement of your mind.Time-tested life hacks to care for yourself and others with greater kindness and compassion. Strategies that bring greater ease and effortlessness into your life and relationships by helping you remain flexible and creative, even in challenging situations.And much more.

Really Very Crunchy: A Beginner's Guide to Removing Toxins from Your Life without Adding Them to Your Personality

by Emily Morrow

Find your Inner Crunchy without becoming that person with this helpful guide from social media star Really Very Crunchy. Are you tired of being bombarded by toxins at every turn? Do you want a more natural, "crunchy" approach to the world (with or without the beige aesthetic)? Well, grab your kombucha and join Emily Morrow on a journey to a more wholesome existence with Really Very Crunchy: A Beginner's Guide to Removing Toxins from Your Life without Adding Them to Your Personality.Emily Morrow, creator of the viral "Really Very Crunchy" social media accounts, guides you through the ins and outs of starting and maintaining a crunchy lifestyle. With her signature humor and a delightfully sincere approach, she will show you how crunchy is a spectrum and how every little choice you make is one small step away from crunch-ifying your own life. From the basics of crunchy to the more advanced choices (beets instead of blush, anyone?), you will quickly say goodbye to toxic chemicals and hello to a healthier, happier way of living. Funny, accessible, and encouraging--never judgmental or fear-based--Emily will help you: Learn how to make simple, mindful steps toward natural livingImplement healthy, life-giving activities into your family's routineNavigate the challenges of adopting the crunchy way of life with sensible, easy-to-implement ideasDevelop a new mindset when it comes to shopping for clothes, food, and cleaning productsDiscover natural remedies for just about everything So what are you waiting for? Embrace your inner crunchy (or silky, if that's where you're starting) and dip your toes into a healthier, more sustainable life. Who knows? You may find out you're Really Very Crunchy after all.

Rebel Health: A Field Guide to the Patient-Led Revolution in Medical Care

by Susannah Fox

An action-oriented and radically hopeful field guide to the underground, patient-led revolution for better health and health care.Anyone who has fallen off the conveyer belt of mainstream health care and into the shadowy corners of illness knows what a dark place it is to land. Where is the infrastructure, the information, the guidance? What should you do next? In Rebel Health, Susannah Fox draws on twenty years of tracking the expert networks of patients, survivors, and caregivers who have come of age between the cracks of the health care system to offer a way forward. Covering everything from diabetes to ALS to Moebius Syndrome to chronic disease management, Fox taps into the wisdom of these individuals, learns their ways, and fuels the rebel alliance that is building up our collective capacity for better health.Rebel Health shows how the next wave of health innovation will come from the front lines of this patient-led revolution. Fox identifies and describes four archetypes of this revolution: seekers, networkers, solvers, and champions. Each chapter includes tips, such as picking a proxy to help you navigate the relevant online communities, or learning how to pitch new ideas to investors and partners or new treatments to the FDA. On a personal level, anyone who wants to navigate the health care maze faster will want to become a health rebel or recruit some to their team. On a systemic level, it is a competitive advantage for businesses, governments, and organizations to understand and leverage the power of connection among patients, survivors, and caregivers.Proactive, optimistic, and innovative, Rebel Health is a guiding light for anyone who wishes to join the health rebel alliance and become the hero of their own story.

The Reclaimed Woman: Love Your Shadow, Embody Your Feminine Gifts, Experience the Specific Pleasures of Who You Are

by Kelly Brogan

Reclamation isn&’t about taking back what was stolen and winning.It&’s about owning what you&’ve always had and ending the war inside. New York Times bestselling author and published natural health reclamation advocate Kelly Brogan MD is back to push the envelope of discourse on self-ownership, authenticity, and sovereignty. This time, she has a message for all women: you deserve to feel alive. Showcasing the reasons modern women are living hollow, unfulfilling, overwhelming, and complaint-filled lives, The Reclaimed Women resolves the gaslight that says, we should be enjoying the freedom hard-wrought by feminism, sexual liberation, and medication. Women are lost, we&’ve been duped, and we&’ve abandoned our true nature in exchange for seeming empowerment. Masterful at offering women the permission to self-embrace, Brogan invites you to come home to yourself so that you can finally experience the specific pleasure of who you are. This book offers a provocative perspective on feminine reclamation including the imperative to learn the skills of self-safety in order to embody creative expression. Using actionable steps based on the experience of her own heroine&’s journey, Brogan&’s "one stop shop" will help you claim the jewels from the cave of your shame, own your badness, and align with your desires. Refreshing, candid, and transformational, The Reclaimed Woman exposes all of the ways that women are outsourcing their power and living life from childhood wounds in business, mothering, and relationships.If you feel like . . . you say no when you mean yes and yes when you mean no there&’s more to you but don&’t know how to access it you&’re confused about where sexuality belongs in your life you feel you need to explain yourself to others who question your decisions you partner with safe, nice guys or try to control dangerous ones you make yourself small to make other women comfortable you&’re bitter, jealous, resentful, and can easily describe women you can&’t stand even the celebratory moments feel a bit empty . . . The Reclaimed Woman will shatter the glass ceiling of your too-small story, delivering you to your most audacious life.

Recovery with Yoga: Supportive Practices for Transcending Addiction

by Brian Hyman

​​Drawn from yoga philosophy and mindfulness, this collection of 30 potent, supportive tools will bolster, inspire, and assist those in addiction recovery. ​​This collection of 30 yoga and mindfulness tools will help support those in recovery from addiction of all kinds. Thirty accessible, pointed teachings offer inspiration, comfort, and solidarity in the moment, helping us cultivate a powerful and purposeful life in recovery and to create a new design for living. Each chapter focuses on a quality—such as vigilance, acceptance, accountability, among others—and delves into how to manifest it in your recovery journey. Brian Hyman, a yoga teacher and recovery activist, understands deeply what people need to maintain sobriety and strengthen recovery—and knows that those who struggle with addiction also often need support with other mental health challenges, like obsession, anxiety, depression. The practices—which include inquiry questions, meditations, awareness exercises, breathing practices, yoga nidra, among others—will quiet the mind in difficult moments, support us as we establish meaningful relationships, and reinforce the power that recovery offers us. He offers resources and additional reading suggestions in the back matter. ​​Hyman uses yogic philosophy, mindfulness teachings, personal anecdotes, and secular wisdom to illuminate each quality and the role it plays in helping us create the life we want.

Red Tarot: A Decolonial Guide to Divinatory Literacy

by Christopher Marmolejo

Designed to be used with any deck, Red Tarot is a radical praxis and decolonized oracle that moves beyond self-help and divination to reclaim tarot for liberation, self-determination, and collective healing. For readers of Postcolonial Astrology and Tarot for ChangeRed Tarot speaks to anyone othered for their identity or ways of being or thinking—LGBTQIA2S+ and BIPOC folks in particular—presenting the tarot as a radical epistemology that shifts the authority of knowing into the hands of the people themselves.Author Christopher Marmolejo frames literacy as key to liberation, and explores an understanding of tarot as critical literacy. They show how the cards can be read to subvert the dynamics of white supremacist-capitalist-imperialist-patriarchy, weaving historical context and spiritual practice into a comprehensive overview of tarot.Situating tarot imagery within cosmologies outside the Hellenistic frame—Death as interpreted through the lens of Hindu goddess Chhinnamasta, the High Priestess through Aztec goddess Coyolxauhqui—Marmolejo&’s Red Tarot is a profound act of native reclamation and liberation. Each card&’s interpretation is further bolstered by the teachings of Toni Morrison, bell hooks, Paulo Freire, José Esteban Muñoz, and others, in an offering that integrates intersectional wisdom with the author&’s divination practice—and reveals tarot as an essential language for liberation.

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