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Bring balance to your life in the marriage of beauty and function!From selecting fabrics to threading the needle to piecing together your project, the steps you take to create a beautiful quilt will allow you to calm your mind and bring harmony to your life. Master quilter Sandra Detrixhe shares what she's learned through years of creating art out of scraps of cloth: Quilting is a type of meditation. It's both absorbing and mind-freeing. Sandra and several of her colleagues relate stories about the quiet, mindful experience of quilting--choosing fabrics with a purpose in mind, adding pieces with special meaning, and finding a community of quilters.Each chapter includes a suggested activity that will show you how to find peace in the process. You'll soon be able to turn every minute you spend patterning, basting, and binding into enjoyable, mindful moments. With Zen and the Art of Quilting, you'll learn your wonderful, handmade quilt isn't the craft's only reward. The meditative practice of making your lovely new piece is something to be treasured as well.
300 quick, easy, and cheap recipes! College life is busy. While the dining hall or takeout can be convenient, these shortcuts can take a toll on your maxed-out bank account, not to mention your waistline. The Quick and Easy College Cookbook will help you create delicious and healthy recipes in a flash! With low-cost ingredients that still have high nutritional value, you're sure to love cooking up these recipes. The best part? No experience or fully equipped kitchen required! You'll find 300 recipes that range from hearty breakfasts to healthy study-session snacks to fuel an all-nighter. Even first-time cooks will succeed, with the help of a glossary of cooking terms and checklists of essential kitchen equipment and pantry staples. With hundreds of student favorites, like Huevos Rancheros, Korean Spicy Pork Tacos, and Peanut Butter Cups, this cookbook is required reading for any student who likes healthy home cooking.
A unique food plan to drop the weight and fuel your body! If you've ever struggled to lose weight on traditional low-carb or low-fat diets, you know the frustration that comes with cravings and eventually gaining the weight back. Enter the carb cycling diet! Carb cycling is a unique diet program that alternates high-carb days with low-carb days, helping your body to boost metabolism one day and burn fat the next. Using this program, you'll drop pounds quickly and safely while optimizing your health and fitness levels. Inside you'll find delicious and satisfying recipes, including:Chocolate Banana Protein PancakesKey Lime Pie SmoothieSouthwestern FajitasSteakhouse Blue Cheese BurgerCoconut Garlic ShrimpBuffalo Chicken Macaroni and CheeseSpring Pea and Mint SoupCinnamon Pecan Cookie BitesThe Everything Guide to the Carb Cycling Diet provides shopping lists, meal plans, and 150 recipes--all the tools you need for long-lasting results--and you'll never feel deprived of your favorite foods again!
A crash course in managing personal wealth!Too often, textbooks turn the noteworthy details of investing into tedious discourse that would put even Warren Buffett to sleep. Investing 101 cuts out the boring explanations, and instead provides a hands-on lesson that keeps you engaged as you learn how to build a portfolio and expand your savings. From value investing to short selling to risk tolerance, this primer is packed with hundreds of entertaining tidbits and concepts that you won't be able to get anywhere else.So whether you're looking to master the major principles of investing, or just want to learn more about stocks and bonds, Investing 101 has all the answers--even the ones you didn't know you were looking for.
A Heavenly Treasury of Angelic Lore!Every culture cherishes a winged spirit--from the ancient Egyptian ka and Norse Valkyries to Hindu apsaras and the archangels of the Bible. Featuring biblical tales, poetry, and lovely illustrations, this collection reveals the divine powers of angels, the history behind their existence, and the many ways you can include them in your life.For centuries, angels have served as messengers, warriors, and guardians who have a special bond with humans. Angels can help you release worry and guilt, heal physically and emotionally, and manifest your dreams. All you need to do is open yourself up to receive divine messages and insight. You'll discover the magic of signs, synchronicities, and coincidences and learn how to interpret their meaning as messages from angels.From the frightening cherubim guarding the entrance to the Garden of Eden with their flaming swords to the ethereal angels of the Renaissance, this collection is sure to captivate anyone interested in exploring the varied history, culture, and ideas of mysterious celestial beings.
Eliam Prince is finally where he wants to be in his late father's shipping enterprise: at the helm and ready to navigate. However, when a mysterious car tries to run him off the road on his first day as CEO, it's clear he needs a personal bodyguard--even if the idea annoys him to no end.Winter Wyn has built a thriving personal security business after surviving a horrific tour in the Middle East. Eliam is just a routine middle-of-the-night call--until she arrives at his penthouse, where it's clear her strict policy of not mixing business and pleasure with her clients is in serious trouble. Keeping this man safe--from sabotage, blackmailers, assassins, and his own stubborn pride--isn't nearly as hard as protecting her own heart.But as the stakes rise, Eliam and Winter have no choice but to break all the rules if they want to survive. Fans of Castle will love the sparks that fly on this most unlikely couple's journey to their happily ever after.Sensuality Level: Sensual
Easy exercises for bringing the Law of Attraction into your life!Everything you desire is within your reach. You just need to know how to work with the universe to get what you want. With The Law of Attraction Made Easy, you will learn how to make your intentions crystal clear to draw happiness, success, and love into your life. More than fifty simple exercises will teach you how you can shift your thoughts to bring more positive and happy experiences, and through transformational thinking, radically change your life.As you incorporate the Law of Attraction into your daily life, you'll easily connect with the universe to produce the experiences, relationships, and things you desire--the perfect partner, a satisfying career, robust health, or peace of mind.
What would you do if you could see the future?Astrology, numerology, tarot, and palmistry have been used for centuries to divine events to come. The Beginner's Guide to Divination will teach you to practice the mystical arts of divination and predict the future yourself. Explore the remarkable histories and secret languages of these esoteric practices as you master techniques to view--and even influence--your fate.You'll learn how to:Create your birth chart and discover how the stars influence the decisions you'll makeUse Tarot cards to learn about people who will cross your path and events that will affect youExamine your palm to uncover challenges and opportunities aheadFind your universal number and use it to manifest your greatest desiresDetermine which system works best with your own natural clairvoyanceComplete with detailed charts and illustrations, this all-in-one guide will help you illuminate the path of your life's journey, enhance your intuitive powers, and take control of your future!
Explore the mysteries of the cosmos!Too often, astrology guides obscure the mystical wonder of the zodiac with overly tedious details about nodes, houses, angles, and aspects that even Ptolemy would reject. Astrology 101 cuts out the boring details and lengthy explanations and instead gives you a hands-on lesson that keeps you engaged as you learn how the movements of the stars and planets affect human behavior.From the four elements and twelve houses to astrological personality types and sign compatibility, this compact primer is packed with hundreds of fascinating star sign facts, informative charts and illustrations, and stories of famous astrologers and their predictions for the future.So whether you're looking to find how a Mercury retrograde affects you, or just want to learn more about a specific sun sign, Astrology 101 has all the answers--even the ones you didn't know you were looking for.
Infuse your water for a healthier spin on hydration! Water is the foundation of good health, but if you're like most people, you don't drink nearly enough water per day. You might even think that water is just plain boring. Infused Water is full of creative and flavorful ideas for increasing your daily water and nutrient intake. Infusion is a great way to enjoy the vitamins and flavors of fresh fruits and vegetables without the extra calories or fructose found in juices. This comprehensive guide features more than 100 nutrient-rich recipes for thirst-quenching drinks that control your appetite, aid digestion, and improve your overall health. There's an infused water for everyone, from traditional flavors like Crisp Cranberry-Lime to surprising pairings like Lemon-Oregano. Sip your way to better health with these refreshing and nutritious infusions!
"Fromm's haunting tale of adults testing the bonds of youthful friendships is full of hard-won wit and unexpected humor." --Jim Ruland, author of Forest of Fortune It's been 100 years since tragedy struck the rolling woods around Fleur-de-Lys, one of dozens of Gilded Age estates dotting the western Massachusetts town of Gable. In Gable, they both begrudge and venerate their past, and even now that health spas and corporate yoga retreats have replaced the mansions of a bygone era, the ghosts of yesteryear linger. Growing up there means navigating those ghosts, and the even more pernicious pitfalls of adolescence, until you're lucky enough to find your footing. Unless you're not. In The Duration, Boston attorney Pete Johansson finds himself reuniting in Gable with his troubled childhood pal Chickie, who has returned to the wintry town of their youth determined to solve past mysteries and right the wrongs he can't seem to shake. Despite--or because of--his best intentions, Pete is drawn reluctantly into Chick's reckless orbit, straining a bedrock friendship and putting them both at risk.
This madcap, modern-day You've Got Mail series explores the mix-ups - and fireworks - that erupt when three couples who cut their teeth on social media try to navigate the real world of relationships.Text Me: Abigail Jeffries gets a random text from a stranger only to discover the sender, Carter Coben, isn't so strange after all. Soon she's caught up in a game of assumed identities with the same gorgeous guy she got fired from his job. Will they ever manage to sort out their mixed signals, mistaken identities, and misunderstandings to find real love? Find Me: Amanda Gillespie never bargained on seeing Jackson Holstenar after their complicated relationship ended with her being asked to leave the law firm where they worked. Now he's in the weird position of trying to help her become his best pal's ideal girl. With a little help from fate, these two confused hearts might just find a way back to each other for good.Need Me: Caroline Sanders left gorgeous Roger Freeman behind in college for a prestigious internship. Now she's back to start a florist shop, and Roger is ready to start again, not knowing the adventurous and exciting woman he remembers is all but gone. Is Roger ready to risk his heart again, and is Caroline ready to trust him with her story? Sensuality Level: Sensual
Sexy fun under the mistletoe awaits in this collection of three seasonal novellas by Dana Volney. Let the men of Casper, Wyoming, put you in the holiday mood!Holiday Hoopla: Halle Adams's gift shop needs a serious cash infusion to survive, and banker Blake Ellison needs a no-strings date for his family's holiday functions. It's a perfect solution - he'll approve her loan if she'll be his escort - until feelings of jealousy surface. Romance wasn't on their holiday wish list. Will a business deal between strangers get hoodwinked by holiday hoopla?Christmas Clash: Candace Ellison is determined to stop the city council's new convention center project from demolishing her new flower shop. Unfortunately, that means she'll have to cooperate with annoying Luke Carrigan, whose family pub is also on the chopping block. Will this Christmas bring miracles or the destruction of everything these old rivals love?Candlelight Conspiracy: When Sophie Graystone's apartment building loses power during the holidays, the aloof restaurant owner next door surprisingly invites her for a late-night menu tasting. Marc Sizzo's too busy concentrating on success to fall in love. But sharing confidences in the intimate candlelight just might be the spark for a real relationship . . . unless an old flame reclaims his heart. Will Sophie find herself alone on New Year's Eve after all?Sensuality Level: Sensual
How're You Feeling Today? Stressed? Worried? Anxious?Stop. Breathe. Chill. These mindfulness exercises will teach you how to focus on the present and stop freaking out about the future. Each entry tackles the sort of stuff life throws at you every day. Whether it's a situation with friends, issues with family, or the pressures of school, you'll learn how to live in the moment and stop stressing out. It's going to be okay. Armed with these meditation skills and mantras, worrying will be a thing of the past. Now take a breath, relax, and start feeling better about today!
Help your child learn self-discipline, cooperation, and responsibility!When a child misbehaves, the situation can quickly escalate into an uphill battle of yelling, tears, and resistance--on both sides. But what if you could avoid all that? Conscious parenting is about being present with your child and taking the time to understand the reasons and motivations behind behaviors. This relationship-centered approached means that you respect your child's point of view as you both learn how to create a mutually-beneficially set of behavioral rules. By practicing this mindful method, you can support your child emotionally and help nurture important social development.Parent coach Jennifer Costa teaches you how to:Communicate openly with your child about proper behaviorBuild a supportive home environmentDetermine your child's behavioral triggersLearn strategies that will help your child feel calmTeach your child long-term coping skillsDiscipline your child without embracing angerWith The Conscious Parent's Guide to Positive Discipline, you will learn to create a calm and mindful atmosphere for the whole family, while helping your child feel competent, successful, and healthy.
Help your child feel confident and capable!If your child has been given a diagnosis of executive functioning disorder, you may be feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next. You want your child to be able to master certain basic skills, such as being organized, staying focused, and controlling impulses and emotions. But what if your child is having trouble with one or all of these skills? With The Conscious Parent's Guide to Executive Functioning Disorder, you'll learn how to take a relationship-centered approach to parenting as you help improve your child's executive functioning skills:Task initiationResponse inhibitionFocusTime managementWorking memoryFlexibilitySelf-regulationCompleting tasksOrganizationConscious parenting is about being present with your children and taking the time to understand how to help them flourish. With the strategies and advice in this guide, you and your child will build sustainable bonds, develop positive behaviors, and improve executive functioning skills for life. And you'll find that conscious parenting helps create a calm and mindful atmosphere for the whole family, while helping your child feel competent, successful, and healthy.
Psychiatrist Henley Elliott fled her quiet life in Cleveland for a gypsy lifestyle, trying to stay one step ahead of her painful memories. When she breaks down in quirky little Trappers' Cove, Minnesota, she meets Sheriff Carter McAlister - a man healing from his own share of hidden heartbreaks.At the request of a friend, Carter offers Henley a job to help her get back on her feet...but soon he can't resist trying to sweep the intriguing woman off them. Breaking through her carefully built shell proves to be a near-impossible task, and to make matters worse, a dangerous new presence in the Cove seems to be targeting Henley. They must learn to trust in each other in order to keep her safe.Can Henley and Carter leave their secrets and scars in the past to get a second chance at happily ever after?Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors
Help your child feel confident and capable!If your child has a diagnosis of "on the autism spectrum," you may be feeling overwhelmed and most likely intimated. Often the focus is on "disabilities" rather than "abilities," and you may be left wondering what you should expect as your child journeys through life. With The Conscious Parent's Guide to Autism, you will learn how to take a relationship-centered approach to engage your child. Conscious parenting means being present with your children and taking the time to understand their point of view. Using this mindful method, you can help your child improve language skills, motor skills, and social skills.You'll also learn how to:Honor your child's unique perspective and cognitive strengthsAdapt a conscious parenting philosophy that works for everyoneIdentify triggers that can lead to sensory overloadHelp your child feel in control with calming routinesLower stress levels for the entire family, including other siblingsEducate your family and friends about autismAdvocate for your childFind ways to improve communicationWith The Conscious Parent's Guide to Autism, you'll learn to create a calm and mindful atmosphere for the whole family, while helping your child succeed and thrive.
Help your child feel confident and capable!If your child has been given a diagnosis of anxiety, you may be feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next. With The Conscious Parent's Guide to Childhood Anxiety, you will learn how to take a relationship-centered approach to parenting that engages your child and ensures that he succeeds behaviorally, socially, and cognitively. Conscious parenting is about being present with your child and taking the time to understand how to help him flourish. By practicing this mindful method, you can support your child emotionally and help nurture his development.This easy-to-use guide helps you to:Communicate openly with your child about anxietyBuild a supportive home environmentDetermine your child's anxiety triggersLearn strategies that will help your child release anxiety and feel calmTeach your child long-term coping skillsDiscipline your child without increasing his anxietyEducate and work with teachers and school officialsWith The Conscious Parent's Guide to Childhood Anxiety, you will learn to create a calm and mindful atmosphere for the whole family, while helping your child feel competent, successful, and healthy.
A modern twist on classic slow cooker recipes!Forget grandma's slow-cooker recipes! With this cookbook, you'll whip up hundreds of healthy dishes that will satisfy everyone's tastebuds. Featuring more than 200 delicious slow cooker recipes, you'll learn how easy it is to use the classic appliance to create modern, nutritious meals from scratch. Whether you're making appetizers for a cocktail party or dinner for a crowd, each page shows you how to craft flavorful dishes like:Almond and Dried Cherry GranolaAcorn Squash ChiliChickpea CurryChicken SaltimboccaOrange-Scented CustardComplete with step-by-step instructions and gorgeous photographs, this cookbook takes what once was old and makes it new again with tasty recipes you won't be able to resist!
Handmade soap from scratch!Lavender Geranium RibbonSeaweed Salt ScrubOcean Fresh Cream SoapMaking your own luxurious and lovely soaps is easier than you think! With DIY Artisanal Soaps, you'll find everything you need to make all-natural, custom-designed soaps using locally sourced ingredients and beautifully scented essential oils. Featuring easy-to-follow instructions and tips for personalizing your designs, this book guides you through every step of soapmaking, allowing you to create unique bath and home products every time. Learn how to turn your garden or farmers' market finds into beautiful, handcrafted soaps, with invigorating scents like peppermint and rosemary or the summer-inspired pairings of ginger and papaya. You can even customize the fragrances and textures in the recipes to create the perfect product for your skincare needs.Complete with stunning photographs and unique ideas for gifting, packaging, and selling your creations, DIY Artisanal Soaps helps you bring the vibrant colors and scents of nature into your home.
Discover the healing power of massage therapy!With The Complete Guide to Massage, you can use the power of touch to soothe aches and wash away worries. Each page guides you through the time-honored practice with step-by-step instructions and photographs for massaging yourself and others. You'll learn the different strokes and movements within a massage as well as techniques for popular methods, including prenatal massage, Swedish massage, and trigger point therapy.Whether you're looking to relieve muscle tension, alleviate pain, or simply de-stress, The Complete Guide to Massage will help you uncover a whole new world of healing and relaxation.
What if Cinderella ditched the prince's ball and sent her fairy godmother to find love in her place?Suppose a streetwise hero hired to steal an all-powerful Genie (stuck in a flash drive rather than a brass lamp) for a tech company ended up running for his life with the CEO's gorgeous, intelligent daughter?Or what if the bed that a certain golden-tressed girl accidentally napped in belonged to the hot and famous middle brother of a notorious boy band?Can you envision the sparks that might fly if a bitter and downright beastly wheelchair-bound woman propositioned a handsome bookseller to stay with her in exchange for her rare book collection?This spellbinding anthology features modern and sexy spins on four classic fairy tales that will enchant you by Jennifer DeCuir, Stephanie Cage, Andrea R. Cooper, and Nancy C. Weeks.Sensuality Level: Sensual
Discover the healing art of Reiki!The Japanese healing art of Reiki enhances balance and amplifies energy while reducing stress, promoting healing, and significantly improving your quality of life. In Yoga Journal Presents: Your Guide to Reiki, you'll find expert information on the popular hands-on holistic therapy that encourages relaxation and eases pain by transmitting energy between the practitioner and recipient. This accessible and comprehensive guide teaches you how to:Identify where energy enters and leaves the body and encourage the flow of this energy where it is neededConnect with the Universal Life Force through a Reiki attunementEstablish your personal Reiki routine for self-treatment and healing othersBalance energy flow throughout the bodyParticipate in Reiki sharesCreate a Reiki-centered spiritual lifestyleWhether you're new to Reiki or already a practitioner, this guide will help you deepen your practice and restore balance throughout the body, mind, and spirit.
Discover the healing art of reflexology!The healing art of reflexology uses specific thumb and finger techniques to teach the body to redirect and release the blocked energy that causes pain and illness. In Yoga Journal Presents: Your Guide to Reflexology, you'll find expert information on this therapeutic method of pressure-point massage to relieve pain, reduce stress, and heal a variety of ailments. This accessible and comprehensive guide teaches you how to:Locate the healing zones of the feet that correspond to specific organs, systems, and body partsUse thumb-walking, knuckle presses, clapping, and other techniques to balance energy flowUse reflexology to improve immunity, treat illnesses, and reduce painIntegrate reflexology into your daily routine for a healthier, happier, more fulfilling lifeWith this informative and inspiring guide, you'll be able to use the healing power of touch to bring relief and comfort to yourself and others, while restoring balance throughout the body, mind, and spirit.
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