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More Than You Wanted to Know

by Omri Ben-Shahar Carl E. Schneider

Perhaps no kind of regulation is more common or less useful than mandated disclosure--requiring one party to a transaction to give the other information. It is the iTunes terms you assent to, the doctor's consent form you sign, the pile of papers you get with your mortgage. Reading the terms, the form, and the papers is supposed to equip you to choose your purchase, your treatment, and your loan well. More Than You Wanted to Know surveys the evidence and finds that mandated disclosure rarely works. But how could it? Who reads these disclosures? Who understands them? Who uses them to make better choices?Omri Ben-Shahar and Carl Schneider put the regulatory problem in human terms. Most people find disclosures complex, obscure, and dull. Most people make choices by stripping information away, not layering it on. Most people find they can safely ignore most disclosures and that they lack the literacy to analyze them anyway. And so many disclosures are mandated that nobody could heed them all. Nor can all this be changed by simpler forms in plainer English, since complex things cannot be made simple by better writing. Furthermore, disclosure is a lawmakers' panacea, so they keep issuing new mandates and expanding old ones, often instead of taking on the hard work of writing regulations with bite.Timely and provocative, More Than You Wanted to Know takes on the form of regulation we encounter daily and asks why we must encounter it at all.

Fear is the Key

by Alistair Maclean

Another suspense thriller from best-seller Scottish Alistair MacLean. Just when you think you understand the plot, it changes. And yet again. Talbot is a guaranteed murderer. He escapes from his trial in Florida, takes a hostage, shoots a sheriff, steals a car, and is on his way. Here begins a hair-raising story of underwater salvage, crime and more crime, murders, and revenge.

Poems That Make Grown Men Cry

by Anthony Holden Ben Holden

Grown men don't cry.But in this fascinating anthology, one hundred men--distinguished in literature and film, science and architecture, theater and human rights--confess to being moved to tears by poems that continue to haunt them. Representing twenty nationalities and ranging in age from their early 20s to their late 80s, the majority are public figures not prone to crying. Here they admit to breaking down when ambushed by great art, often in words as powerful as the poems themselves.Their selections include classics by visionaries such as Walt Whitman, W.H Auden, and Philip Larkin, as well as contemporary works by masters including Billy Collins, Seamus Heaney, Derek Walcott, and poets who span the globe from Pablo Neruda to Rabindranath Tagore.Seventy-five percent of the selected poems were written in the twentieth century, with more than a dozen by women including Mary Oliver, Elizabeth Bishop, and Gwendolyn Brooks. Their themes range from love in its many guises, through mortality and loss, to the beauty and variety of nature. Three men have suffered the pain of losing a child; others are moved to tears by the exquisite way a poet captures, in Alexander Pope's famous phrase, "what oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd.From J. J. Abrams to John le Carré, Salman Rushdie to Jonathan Franzen, Daniel Radcliffe to Nick Cave, Billy Collins to Stephen Fry, Stanley Tucci to Colin Firth, and Seamus Heaney to Christopher Hitchens, this collection delivers private insight into the souls of men whose writing, acting, and thinking are admired around the world.

Gay Conversations with God: Straight Talk on Fanatics, Fags and the God Who Loves Us All

by James Alexander Langteaux

Representing a first in gay and Christian publishing, this provocative book presents a complete reversal of thought and action, contending that God loves homosexuals without attempting to refute scripture references. The study confronts its subject with a quirky sense of humor in the spirit of the "bedtime story," providing a rare evangelical Christian volume addressed directly to the gay community. Unorthodox in its presentation, this guide speaks the language of those who may feel abandoned, condemned, and damned while avoiding reinterpretations of scriptural passages, making the gospel accessible to a younger, free-spirited generation. Spearheading a volatile topic with candor and grace, this consideration reframes the never-ending question, Is homosexuality a sin? and instead asks the gay community for a cease-fire-to forgive, love, and help put a stop to a cultural war being waged in the world.

Chronic Pain and Debilitating Conditions Resolution

by Olivia Roberts

Through a series of mental exercises and case studies of people with various sources of chronic pain, this handbook lays out a plan for eliminating ongoing illnesses and the unpleasant emotions associated with them. The first part of this method helps identify unwanted feelings-such as worry, fear, nervousness, and lack of confidence-while the second part describes physical symptoms and how they are caused by electrical waves in the nervous system. The third part helps identify the effects of past experiences so the effects can be changed. Each part includes mental exercises that retrain the subconscious part of the brain with the goal of eliminating the physical chronic pain and its psychological effects. With the aid of the included audio CD, the guide's 65 case studies, and simple mental exercises, it is possible to eliminate persistent, debilitating maladies over time.

Astral Sex-Zen Teabags

by Gerry Thompson Anne Ward

This handy and humorous reference guide provides definitions of the most popular new age terminology with laughs on every page. Complete with illustrations of select definitions, this dictionary deconstructs and skewers the most popular and pretentious of phrases. From Archetypes to Peacemongers and so much more, this is an invaluable resource for the new age enthusiast who isn't afraid of a little self-deprecation.

101 Relationship Myths

by Tim Ray

Challenging many common delusions about love, this straight-talking, humorous guide takes a closer look at the insanity of modern-day relationships. The handbook uses simple "mythbusting" techniques for increasing self-awareness and avoiding misguided ideas. Chapters include Stay Far Away from Women in Their 30s!, Your Partner Isn't a Mind Reader, Can a Relationship Only Work if You Compromise?, Does Strong Sexual Attraction Mean You're a Good Match?, and Is It Better to Be in a Relationship Than to Be Single? Guaranteed to provide greater clarity and contentment between any two people, this reference provides provocative-and much-needed-social commentary in a humorous fashion.

The Everyday Alchemist's Happiness Handbook

by Jonathan Cainer Natalie Fee

Striving for personal happiness, however one defines it, is a goal that many people have in common, and this book teaches readers how to find that joy using modern and spiritual means. Happiness seekers will learn how karma blocks personal happiness and how to dissolve it on a moment-by-moment basis, learn how to activate their personal GPS system to guide them out of negative reactions and old patterns, and learn simple techniques to transform everyday, stressful situations into positive energy and self-awareness. Written for those beginning their spiritual journey of self-discovery, lighthearted dialogue and hands-on exercises give readers an accessible way to vanquish potential roadblocks to happiness.

Encounters with Babaji

by Renata Caddy

Related with simplicity and sincerity, the anecdotes in this firsthand account detail author Renata Caddy's experiences with Babaji, an eternal being and figure in Indian spirituality. Through personal stories and photographs, Caddy describes her first meeting with Babaji during a stay in India in 1978 as well as the 72 encounters that followed in the next six years, until Babaji gave up his human form in 1984. She then relates the events that occurred during her several pilgrimages to Mount Kailash in Tibet, where she felt Babaji's presence strongly and was even more compelled to follow his teachings of truth, simplicity, love, and service to humanity. Full of wisdom, this illuminating book contains a message of spiritual development that will resonate with anyone of an open heart and mind, regardless of religion.

Bach Flower Remedies for Animals

by Gregory Vlamis Helen Graham

Offers descriptions of 38 Bach Flower Remedies and their application to the treatment of a range of domestic animals, including horses.

Holistic Aromatherapy for Animals

by Kristen Leigh Bell

This resource provides effective aromatherapy information and treatments that improve and maintain animal health, as well as prevent common ailments in dogs, cats, and other animals.

Crystal Healing for Animals

by Scott Martin Gael Mariani

Discover how the healing power of crystals can be used to enhance the wellbeing and happiness of the animals in your careTake a guided tour of thirty of the most commonly used and effective healing crystal and gemstones, showing how you can easily and inexpensively build up a collection that will last a life time and go on providing healing support to your animal friends as the years go by. Animal problems covered include: abuse and trauma, allergies, bereavement and grief, hyperactivity, constipation, inflammation, low immunity, muscle strains and pains, post-surgical recovery, stress, training problems and animal/human relationships, and much more. This book also contains special sections on training and animal rescue, showing the role that crystals can play in this context.Crystal healing is as effective and potent a healing art today as it was in the time of the ancient Egyptians. It is even more effective with animals than for humans, and any pet owner or animal caregiver can easily learn to master the basic techniques of choosing and cleansing crystals, dowsing and crystal massage, making crystal essences, and the use of crystal layouts in healing. Crystal Healing for Animals explains these methods in plain and simple language and will be useful for beginners and experienced crystal users alike.

Healing Addiction with Yoga

by Annalisa Cunningham

Especially oriented toward those in 12-step programs, this comprehensive wellness guide describes how yoga can stimulate recovery from addiction by bringing the mind and body closer together. The supportive and understanding text presents a 21-day yoga regimen using dynamic affirmations, relaxation techniques, nutrition and lifestyle suggestions, aerobic activities, and journal writing, all of which are geared to incorporate the 12-step philosophy into yoga practice. The featured poses are drawn from the popular hatha yoga tradition, while the complementary contemplations are applicable not only to addicts, but to anyone seeking physical and spiritual enrichment. Newly updated and revised, the guide includes beautiful, professional photographs throughout to demonstrate the wide variety of asanas.

Birth Space, Safe Place

by Adela Stockton

Focusing on the wide spectrum of feelings that may arise when with child, this companion to the emotional journey caused by pregnancy, birth, and early parenting offers informative resources and homeopathic remedies for both parents-to-be and childbirth practitioners. With advice about laying fears to rest, keeping birth gentle, and protecting the baby-moon, this hand-held doula helps couples face the choices on their journey to parenthood as well as adjust to their new roles as parents, all the while emphasizing the spiritual journey of birth by putting the mother's emotional and spiritual needs before her physical requirements. Proposing that the experience of childbirth has the capacity to nourish rather than replete the soul, the book encourages women to take responsibility for their own birthing process and to surrender to their own instinctive powers rather than to those of medical intervention.

Crafting a Magical Life

by Carol Holaday

Filled with straightforward, accessible information that can be used in everyday life with dramatic, positive results, this compendium of craft ideas provides clear instructions for constructing 20 practical, magical, and spiritual items and shows how to employ simple metaphysical techniques to maximize their potential. Projects include a magic wand, a divine dream pillow, a gemstone amulet, a divining pendulum, prayer beads, power talismans, mystic runes, and magical beeswax candles. Each chapter features fascinating background information, illustrated examples, and other creative tools to help stimulate the imagination, such as chants and prayers. Additional magical association keys-including guides to color, astrology, moon phases, crystals, metals, and numerology-help crafters focus their intent to achieve specific goals, from love and wealth to happiness and health.

The Art of Thai Foot Massage

by Simon Piers Gall

Both professional practitioners and casual massage enthusiasts will learn to raise their practice to an art with this step-by-step guide to foot massage as traditionally taught in Thailand. The practical sections of the book clearly cover the different parts of the massage process, and color photos and graphics provide clear explanations to help learners utilize the techniques with confidence. The book also covers the history and theory behind Thai foot massage, including discussions about the reflex points on the feet and the concept of Sen (energy) lines that flow throughout the body, to help explain how this ancient healing art works. Though Thai foot massage is not a curative in itself, the featured techniques can promote general health and well-being.

The Findhorn Garden Story

by The Findhorn Community

Newly updated to showcase color photographs, this spiritual classic presents the history and philosophy of Scotland's Findhorn Community. Findhorn was founded more than 40 years ago in far northeast Scotland on windswept and barren sand dunes that happened to sprout a miraculous garden. Plants, flowers, trees, and organic vegetables of enormous sizes began to grow in a small plot around the 30-foot caravan trailer inhabited by three adults and three children living on meager unemployment benefits. Guidance by God and absolute faith in the art of manifestation led the occupants to this unlikely locale to create a magnetic center that would draw people from all over the world. Their discovery of how to contact and cooperate with the nature spirits and devas that made the garden possible sparked a phenomenon that continues today, as Findhorn has grown into a thriving village housing hundreds of people from all over the world and an internationally recognized spiritual-learning center.

Bach Flower Remedies for Cats

by Martin Scott Gael Mariani Richard Allport

Cat owners can care for their felines from kittenhood to old age through a safe and natural system using the flower remedies created by Dr. Edward Bach in the 1930s. This book explores how this healing therapy treats ailments with different flora and can be applied to cats to ease their mental stress, worry, and other emotional problems. Individuals can gain a closer understanding with their cats and spare them from unnecessary medications and drugs in the process. The book delves into the background of the 38 different Bach flower remedies and their applications in animal health, and it also addresses commonly asked questions about cat behavior.

Bach Flower Remedies for Dogs

by Martin Scott Gael Mariani Julian Barnard

Dog owners can care for their canines from puppyhood to old age through a safe and natural system using the flower remedies created by Dr. Edward Bach in the 1930s. This book explores how this healing therapy heals ailments with different flora and can be applied to dogs to ease their mental stress, worry, and other emotional problems. Individuals can gain a closer understanding with their dogs and spare them from unnecessary medications and drugs in the process. The book delves into the background of the 38 different Bach flower remedies and their applications in animal health, and it also addresses commonly asked questions that dog owners may have.

Finding Your Feet

by Ann Gadd

Examining the mind-body connection in specific relation to the chakras and feet, this treatment manual will appeal to both holistic professionals and dabblers. Key issues and ailments are listed for each particular aspect of the foot, along with further explanations and case histories-including overall shape, shoes, broken nails, calluses, footprints, and bunions. The format and illustrations allow for quick reference as well as in-depth insight when required.

The Healing of Individuals, Families & Nations

by John Payne

Sheds new light on the relationships between victims and perpetrators, be they from governments and regimes, wars, sexual abuse or crime.

Color Your Life with Crystals

by Margaret Ann Lembo

Tapping into children's seemingly inherent love of rocks, this accessible introduction to gemology provides youngsters with a base understanding of crystal qualities, the power of colors, and the metaphysical importance of positive thinking. Divided into seven sections, each chakra is explored and visualization exercises are included in order to experience the chakra's energy. Explaining the perils of an imbalance in these areas, practical advice is given for choosing the best stones to restore equilibrium. Each crystal has a photograph and text describing its appearance and energy qualities, as well as concrete examples of life situations where a crystal and some positive thought affirmations can be helpful. Also included are free space sections for writing down one's experiences and reflections, as well as a Life Challenges Easy Reference Chart.

Animal Healing with Australian Bush Flower Essences

by Marie Matthews

Carefully researched and comprehensive, this reference gives extraordinary insights into the emotional world of animals and explores the healing powers of Australian Bush Flower Essences. Providing practical hints for keeping creatures fit and happy as well as dealing with health and behavior problems, this helpful guide offers naturopathic remedies that are both safe and time saving. Exploring a variety of case studies, particular Australian Bush Flower Essences are recommended to support sound management, balanced diet, and exercise by stabilizing the energy that is essential for the well-being of animals. While this handbook focuses primarily on dogs, cats, horses, and birds, more exotic creatures are covered in the Repertory of Symptoms section offered at the close.

Gratitude and Beyond

by Allan Hunter

Using near-death experiences as a springboard into an in-depth discussion of five key areas of awareness, this guide explains how to recognize and demystify these seemingly inexplicable events. Readers are shown how to properly extract the lessons of a near-death experience through reflection and cultivate five key concepts: gratitude, humility, beauty, innocence, and a sense of place in the world. By visually connecting each of these ideas together in the shape of a five-point star, the author demonstrates how these key insights are interlinked, each supporting and adding value to the others, with the open area inside representing love. Brief but eloquent, it addresses a popular and important topic without overly-sentimental or religious overtones.

Heal the Hidden Cause

by Sandy C Newbigging Sasha Allenby

Exploring the straightforward theory that there must be a reason why people aren't enjoying the life they want, this perceptive examination allows readers to uncover their personal stumbling blocks. Using the five steps to Sandy Newbigging's Mind Detox Method, unhealthy beliefs that cause physical and emotional problems can be rooted out and eradicated. These powerful techniques can simplify therapy and provide useful tools for letting go of emotional baggage, clearing the path towards achieving one's goals. More than just a tool for emotional betterment, this insightful guide demonstrates that dealing with inner conflicts can improve chronic pain, digestive issues, problem skin, and other physical maladies, thereby allowing for more effective life enjoyment.

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