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Creating and keeping of a book of shadows is an instrumental step in the study of magick and witchcraft. A Witch's Grimoire helps serious practitioners explore their love of the Craft, deepen their study of magick and walk their personal pathway to the Divine. It is part workbook, part guidebook - an essential reference as well as a personal recording of original spells. The book includes: A brief history of the grimoire Options for the creation of a grimoire Special book blessings Traditional and personal invocations Commonly used gemstones and magickal herbs/herb blends Spells, recipes and rituals for every holiday Writing space for readers to keep their own records A Witch's Grimoire encourages readers to create unique personalized journals that will last for generations to come.
Mergers, outsourcing, and downsizing are the order of the day - and tomorrow as well. And employees everywhere now live in fear of layoffs. In this no-nonsense career guide, HR experts from the front lines demonstrate how to become invaluable at work and fend off a pink slip.The authors explain how to:Make yourself and your contributions visibleStay aware of trends, anticipate change, and adaptAcquire a reputation as a positive team playerBecome the 'go-to' personIt is possible to weather the storm that's swiftly tearing through every industry in America. With this book, you get an insurance policy to you them hold onto you paycheck and remain gainfully employed!
Few bonds are more blessed than that of mother and daughter. Encompassing all of life itself, this special relationship colors every woman's past, present, and future. This moving new collection shows how God's love and compassion for mothers and daughters is at work in their lives every day of the year. Featuring a touching essay for each month, biblical passages, and real-life accounts of mother/daughter miracles large and small, this devotional is a daily dose of grace and goodness for Christians everywhere.
In today's housing market, many families can't afford to wait the months--or even years--it may take to sell their home. But there's a way out: Rent the house while moving into a new one. This book answers questions for people who suddenly find themselves in the position of being landlords but don't know the first thing about it. The book explains how to: Hire a property manager to rent and manage the house Find trustworthy tenants Keep the house on the market while renters are living in it Protect against damage to the property Rent a spare room while still living in the house For those who find themselves accidental landlords, this book is the essential guide to rental success and security.
Let's face it: Most men are clueless when it comes to choosing place settings and invitation color schemes. But unlike their fathers and grandfathers, modern men are expected to participate in the wedding-planning efforts like never before. This book is a comprehensive, clearly stated, and convenient guide for grooms. The gurus at GroomGroove.com will usher husbands-to-be through each stage of planning and preparation, including how to: pop the question correctly (yes, there are right and wrong ways!); set up a budget - and still give her the wedding of her dreams; deal with bridezilla; handle the groom's duties - and make a to-do list; live up to wedding-night expectations; and more! This book is all a groom needs to calm his fears, care for his bride, and make it down the aisle on time - and with his sanity intact.
Your intrepid guide to the art of spellcraft, Power Spellcraft for Life takes you on an in-depth magical journey of personal fulfillment. You'll explore the hows and whys of spellcasting, learn step-by-step how to build your own successful spells, raise positive energy to power them, and make your dreams come true.With Wiccan expert Arin Murphy-Hiscock as your guide, you will learn how to:Correctly time your spells for precise resultsIncrease power and accuracy with the careful use of correspondencesSuccessfully adapt spells from books to reflect your personal needsLearn powerful spells that will help you better your life/li>and more.Power Spellcraft for Life provides you with a deeper understanding of crafting and casting, allowing you to hone your skills; power up your energy; and create productive, positive change in all areas of your life.
Let's face it: We're all stressed out. No matter how hard we work or how much time we spend on burdensome tasks, it seems our deadlines only get tighter and we're barely catching our breaths before new obstacles arise causing even greater tension. Will it ever end? The Everything Stress Management Book shows that it is possible to achieve your life goals and keep your physical and mental health intact. Beginning with an easy-to-follow quiz that helps you identify your vulnerable areas, the book then takes you step-by-step through the safest, most effective ways to relax, avoid stressors, keep perspective, and live a longer, happier life.The Everything Stress Management Book also gives you the lowdown on the most popular stress-reduction methods, including:AromatherapyExerciseMassageMeditationProper nutritionTai ChiYogaAnd moreWhether you're frazzled and frustrated at work or at home - or are just plain stressed out - The Everything Stress Management Book helps you regain control, find your balance, and face the world with optimism and confidence.
If you're looking to learn about the game of chess--and win--The Everything Chess Basics Book provides you with the perfect introduction. Endorsed by the United States Chess Federation, The Everything Chess Basics Book is an authoritative guide that appeals to chess players of all ages and skill. From understanding the chess pieces to learning the basic moves to forming a winning strategy, The Everything Chess Basics Book teaches readers all they need to know to sharpen their skills and pick up a few advanced techniques and tricks along the way. The Everything Chess Basics Book also features information on: special moves; threats; types of chess; chess ethics and sportsmanship; notation, scoring, and timing; and more! Packed with hundreds of clear diagrams, The Everything Chess Book will have you declaring "Checkmate!" in no time.
Getting that promotion at work or losing those last five pounds can be a struggle, but goals like these can be accomplished with self-hypnosis! Whatever obstacles you want to overcome or goals you aim to achieve, this book can help you do it. With this informative resource, you will learn to: break bad habits like nail biting; ease severe pain, such as from migraines or labor during childbirth; ensure confidence and success in business and personal matters; quit smoking for good; lose weight and keep it off; improve memory retention; and reduce stress--in relationships, at home, and at work; and more! Written by a board-certified hypnotherapist, this authoritative guide can help you create your own self-hypnosis scripts to create the life you always wanted. From tearing down mental roadblocks to making permanent changes, you will be on your way to success in no time!
The bountiful cuisine of the Mediterranean evokes thoughts of luscious grains, pasta, vegetables, fruits, and, of course, olive oil. But did you know that current research also indicates that people who reside in these regions have the lowest rates of chronic diseases and one of the highest life expectancies in the world? In The Everything Mediterranean Cookbook, Culinary Institute of America graduate Dawn Altomari-Rathjen teams up with registered dietician Jennifer M. Bendelius to provide you with 300 of the most sumptuous and healthy recipes that the Mediterranean has to offer. From Roasted Garlic Served on Crostini and Oven-Dried Tomatoes to Mushroom Ravioli with Walnut Parsley Pesto, The Everything Mediterranean Cookbook helps chefs of all levels bring the Mediterranean into the comforts of their own home. Whether you're cooking for one or having a full dinner party, The Everything Mediterranean Cookbook will have your guests begging you for the secret recipe!
You can continue in the tradition of the drumming greats with The Everything Drums Book, a straightforward, step-by-step introduction to playing drums with inspiration and style. You'll be given lessons in tuning, timing, and hand technique, while developing a unique style all your own. In addition to the fundamentals of drumming, you'll learn how to play in various styles, including rock, blues, jazz, R&B, Latin, and Caribbean. Numerous practice exercises help you put your knowledge to work, while the audio examples help train your ear. The Everything Drums Bookalso includes: An equipment buyer's guide A music reading tutorial Instruction for playing with brushes and mallets Tips for maintaining equipment Guidance on fills and solos Whether you're a fan of Keith Moon, Steve Gadd, Stewart Copeland, Buddy Rich, Neil Peart, or Tito Puente, The Everything Drums Book gives you all the tools you need to keep the beat. The e-book version of this title does not include a CD.
If you're looking to completely change how you feel about yourself, The Everything Self-Esteem Book is the perfect guide to help you gain a positive attitude and brim with confidence. Noted speaker and educator Robert M. Sherfield, Ph.D., provides you with encouraging professional advice on how to build self-esteem through developing a positive mindset, defining your personal joys, and learning from and celebrating mistakes. The Everything Self-Esteem Book shows you how to: recognize behavior that reduces self-esteem; set goals that work; build confidence at home and in the workplace; find happiness in all areas of your life; take positive risks; identify and eliminate people who bring you down; and more. Whether you want to overhaul your life and build a positive sense of self-worth or are just preparing for the journey, The Everything Self-Esteem Book is an essential guide to help you realize a healthier life.
The Everything Bridesmaid Book is a fun, practical guide to help you survive the chaotic wedding process. As you'll soon find out, being a bridesmaid includes providing emotional and practical support to the bride as she plans to her special day. It also means the added responsibilities and stresses of planning a shower, dealing with the bride's family, handling the bride's roller coaster of emotions, and let's not forget-buying that dress! The Everything Bridesmaid Book guides you through: knowing bridesmaid etiquette; dealing with psycho brides; de-stressing the bride; coordinating the bridesmaid's luncheon; budgeting for the dress, airfare, and hotel rooms; handling details the bride may forget, such as getting the bridal party to the church on time; and much more. From practical considerations, such as planning a shower, to fun beauty tips to ugly dresses, The Everything Bridesmaid Book is a must-have to help you get to and survive the big day!
Despite the availability of retail fashion, more and more people are turning away from the assembly line toward one-of-a-kind clothing, decorations, and accessories.The Everything Sewing Book provides readers with easy instructions for creating beautiful garments, gifts, and decorations for the home. From selecting the right needle and thread to choosing fabrics, reading patterns, and working with a machine, this uncomplicated book introduces readers to the basics of sewing as they complete increasingly challenging projects that will be cherished for years to come. Also included are tips and tricks for making alterations and repairs and dressing up old clothes with embroidery and accents.Projects include:Curtains and tableclothsColorful appliqued tote bagsPillows and wall hangingsDresses and skirtsShirts and vestsSupplemented with foolproof illustrations, The Everything Sewing Book is the perfect gift for anyone interested in learning this rewarding craft.
This step-by-step guide teaches you the tricks of the trade, with advice on all you need to know to compete in the world of fiction. Whether you are seeking to hone your writing style, shape an existing work-in-progress, or begin the submission process to publishers, successfully published novelists Joyce and Jim Lavene give you all you need to know to set you on the fast track to fulfilling your writing dreams!This authoritative guide shows you how to:Turn your creative idea into a sellable premiseBuild a strong plotCreate realistic charactersDevelop a first draftFind an agentMarket and sell your work to publishersWhether you're writing literary fiction, a terrifying thriller, a sweeping epic, or a passionate romance, The Everything Guide to Writing a Novel is your essential reference to creating the next bestseller!
'Poetry is what gets lost in translation.' --Robert FrostGiving voice to ''what gets lost in translation'' is the challenge every poet faces. With The Everything Writing Poetry Book, that challenge just got easier. Featuring examples from works of celebrated poets and instruction on communicating your ideas, this clear and accessible reference helps you gain confidence as you find your own voice. Written by a team who each hold a master's degree and teach creative writing and literature, this easy-to-follow guide has all you need to take your work to the next level.With this handy guide, you will learn to:Create meter and rhymeExpress your innermost thoughtsUse imagery and metaphorPolish your word playFind your own rhythmWork with other writersand moreThe Everything Writing Poetry Book helps you make the most of this rewarding craft - whether you're a fledgling poet or a seasoned wordsmith.
You don't have to order take out every time you don't feel like cooking - now there's an easier way to have breakfast, lunch, and dinner (not to mention dessert) right at your fingertips! The Everything Meals for a Month Cookbook is the perfect tool to help you save time in the kitchen (and money in your wallet) with practical shopping tips and food handling tricks for buying and cooking in bulk. Learn how to plan your menu, assemble the ingredients, and store and freeze a month's worth of dinners - without losing any freshness or taste. In addition to 300 mouth-watering recipes, The Everything Meals for a Month Cookbook explains how you can organize your kitchen for once-a-month cooking. Thanks to the easy-to-follow bulk-cooking model provided, it's easier than you think!Features family-friendly recipes such as:Cranberry OatmealQuick BreadStuffed MushroomsSanta Fe Chicken SoupCurried Turkey CasseroleApple Glazed Pork RoastShrimp Pesto LinguineGerman Chocolate Pound CakeWhether you're serving up these delicious meals straight from the oven or freezing them for later in the month, you'll find everything you need to save time and money with The Everything Meals for a Month Cookbook.
Sure, you can tell red wine from white wine, but where do you go from there? You know how complex the intricacies of wine stewardship can be; but how do you make sense of the label and learn to identify a good wine by the way it looks or smells? The Everything Wine Book, 2nd Edition is your one-stop shop for conquering the world of wine--one grape at a time! In this completely updated second edition, you'll learn to: Talk the wine talk like a sommelier; understand and deconstruct wine labels, region by region; master tasting techniques that refine your palate; choose the perfect bottle for every occasion; build and stock your own wine cellar; tour the best wineries like a pro; and more! Complete with a pronunciation guide and glossary of terms, The Everything Wine Book is the perfect vino companion for anyone--whether you're picking up a bottle for the first time or are a seasoned glass-tipper interested in learning more!
Explore the ancient world of volcanoes, earthquakes, fossils, and more with The Everything Kids' Dinosaurs Book! Loaded with puzzles, games, and trivia, you can learn all about your favorite dinosaurs from Brontosaurus to T-Rex and find out what the earth was like way before humans were around. Using The Everything Kids' Dinosaurs Book, you can: Learn about what paleontologists study to become a dinosaur scientist; maneuver through swampy amphibian mazes and Jurassic jungles; create big dino fun with crafty art and cooking projects; hunt for hidden dinosaurs in the most unlikely places; find out what other reptiles and birds existed hundreds of millions of years ago; and much more! Packed with tons of interactive activities, The Everything Kids' Dinosaurs Book guarantees a prehistoric adventure so exciting that you'll swear these beasts are living right in your own backyard!
Celebrated life and career expert Alison Blackman Dunham (aka "Advice Sister Alison") gives you the "must-have" basics of modern, adult dating, along with tons of tips and tactics that make dating exciting, safe, and successful! With Alison's advice you will:Set your sights-Define your goals, and chart a personalized course for your most successful dating journey, ever!Make your time count-Discover where all the "good ones" go and find the perfect person for you!Gain confidence-Work what you've got, from making first contact to making a date.Ace the date-Prepare to have fun, make sure you're the one they want to see again and again, and stay out of harm's way-from doorbell to goodnight kiss.Deal with dating downers-Empower yourself to deal with emotional pitfalls and finesse social challenges.With innovative advice on everything from that key first date, to Internet dating, to keeping the fires burning, The Everything Dating Book, 2nd Edition is your one-stop handbook for finding-and keeping-the love you want!
All children need guidance, yet some are definitely more resistant to parental direction and advice than others. Parenting a child whose personality may be described as "difficult" or "controlling" can leave you conflicted and frustrated. How do you nurture your child, get him to listen, and know who's in charge? It can be done. The Everything Parent's Guide to the Strong-Willed Child helps you work around stubborn and argumentative behavior. You'll learn how to encourage your child to compromise and communicate with you, rather than make unreasonable demands and/or shut down altogether. By learning what makes your child strong-willed, the effects of such behavior, and how to manage it, you can help your child achieve a more tempered disposition and teach him the lifelong rewards of a positive attitude. Psychologist Carl E. Pickhardt shows you how to:Regain control of your familyReap the benefits of healthy communicationDiscipline to teach, not to punishResolve conflict between you and your child effectivelyOvercome willfulness in older childrenThe Everything Parent's Guide to the Strong-Willed Child is your all-inclusive guide to regaining, and maintaining, a healthy and happy family.
Completely updated for today's search tactics and blockades, The Everything Family Tree Book has even more insight for the stumped!Whether you're searching in a grandparent's attic or through the most cryptic archiving systems, this book has brand-new chapters on what readers have been asking for:Genetics, DNA, and medical informationSurname origins and namingAppendix on major genealogical repositories, libraries, and archivesSystems for filing and organizingThe latest computer softwareLand, probate, and estate recordsChock-full of tips the competitors don't have, this is the one-stop resource for successful sleuthing!
So, you want to ride, but you don't know a halter from a harness? Have no fear - The Everything Horseback Riding Book is packed with helpful tips on clothing, equipment, and techniques to get you started! Author Cheryl Kimball gives you such clear, step-by-step instruction that even cinching will be a cinch. From finding the right instructor to mastering the trot and the canter, this guide has it all!Learn more about:Safety tips and tricksWhat to wear-and how and when to wear it English vs. WesternArena work and trail ridingHorseback riding activitiesHorse shows ands competitionsVacation spots for ridersThe Everything Horseback Riding Book is your key to the skills necessary to be a confident and prepared rider!
If you're up for some side-splitting and stomach-churning laughs, grab The Everything Kids' Gross Jokes Book as fast as you can! It's packed with hundreds of one-liners and knock-knocks to make you turn green! Make your way through sick sections such as: The Gross-Store; There's Grime in My Slime!; Everybody Oozes; Who Among Us Is a Fungus?; Dead Fly Pie; and many more! Chock full of puzzles, games, and activities, The Everything Kids' Gross Jokes Book scores a perfect 10 on the Gross-o-meter!
They bicker. They tease. They compete. They can drive you crazy. If you're one of the many parents desperate for peace in your household, look no further than The Everything Parent's Guide to Raising Siblings. With this unique handbook, you'll learn how sibling relationships develop over time, the factors that affect these relationships for better or for worse, and how to resolve the issues that provoke conflict. Expert author Linda Sonna, Ph.D., offers you practical advice for bringing up trustworthy, dependable, cooperative children who view their siblings as equals, rather than competitors. Find out how to: get to the bottom of disputes; manage the teen years; provide your children with a positive role model; avoid playing favorites; embrace step-children, adopted, and special needs siblings; and more. A hands-on primer for any parent with two or more children, The Everything Parent's Guide to Raising Siblings helps you help your children build strong bonds that will last a lifetime.
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