Finding love and freedom in a pen, a paintbrush...and Paris
How much money does it take to quit your job?
Exhausted and on the verge of burnout, Janice poses this questions to herself as she doodles on a notepad at her desk. Surprisingly, the answer isn't as daunting as she expected. With a little math and a lot of determination, Janice cuts back, saves up, and buys herself two years of freedom in Europe.
A few days into her stop in Paris, Janice meets Christophe, the cute butcher down the street-who doesn't speak English. Through a combination of sign language and franglais, they embark on a whirlwind Paris romance. She soon realizes that she can never return to the world of twelve-hour workdays and greasy corporate lingo. But her dwindling savings force her to find a way to fund her dreams again. So Janice turns to her three loves-words, art, and Christophe-to figure out a way to make her happily-ever-after in Paris last forever.
The Dating Repair Kit:
Deals with how you can set the scene for a great love life by keeping the focus on yourself.Shows you the spiritual aspects of life such as letting things happen that are beyond your control and knowing good will come from a full and focused life.Offers advice from women who already have a successful love life and shares comforting, realistic ways to find your own happiness.
Kamins and Macleod lace wisdom, personal experience, sex tips, fun pampering projects, and recipes in a concise and compact book that readers will want to refer to again and again.
Queen of the Night is a journey into the world of Celtic cosmology, shamanism, and sacred animals, as well as Celtic language, art, and culture, to discover the power and centrality of the moon. Since the earliest times, from stone circles and passage graves to the rites and customs of Druids, the moon has been the symbol of the Goddess and has played a crucial role in worship and celebration.
In 13 chapters representing the moon's monthly and annual cycles, NicMhacha tells the story of Celtic moon mythology, as well as touching upon Greek, Hindu, and Norse traditions. Each chapter sets forth the role of the moon in Celtic tradition and culture and includes poetry, quotes, or prayers honoring the moon. At the end of each chapter, she offers meditations, ceremonies, and exercises to help readers connect with the moon and apply its power to their lives.
From the world of fairies to bards, seekers, and shamans; from the moon's role in the secret meetings of women spinners to the role of sacred animals and mythic beings, Queen of the Night is a lively, informative, and transformative book for anyone who wants to understand and experience the power of the moon.
More American women are childless than ever before—nearly half those of childbearing age don’t have children. While our society often assumes these women are “childfree by choice,” that’s not always true. In reality, many of them expected to marry and have children, but it simply hasn’t happened. Wrongly judged as picky or career-obsessed, they make up the “Otherhood,” a growing demographic that has gone without definition or visibility until now.
In Otherhood, author Melanie Notkin reveals her own story as well as the honest, poignant, humorous, and occasionally heartbreaking stories of women in her generation—women who expected love, marriage, and parenthood, but instead found themselves facing a different reality. She addresses the reasons for this shift, the social and emotional impact it has on our collective culture, and how the “new normal” will affect our society in the decades to come.
Notkin aims to reassure women that they are not alone and encourages them to find happiness and fulfillment no matter what the future holds. A groundbreaking exploration of an essential contemporary issue, Otherhood inspires thought-provoking conversation and gets at the heart of our cultural assumptions about single women and childlessness.
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Tiny Buddha’s 365 Days of Tiny Love Challenges is a simple guide to help readers pursue happy, connected lives and bring greater love into the world.
Each week begins with an inspirational message written by members of the TinyBuddha.com online community, followed by seven days of short challenges that focus on self-love, giving and receiving love in relationships and friendships, and spreading love in the world, such as:Write a list of three things you appreciate about yourself and place it somewhere in your home where you’ll frequently see it throughout the day Compliment someone who serves you in some way (for example, a waiter, barista, or bus driver) on how well they do their job Keep an eye out for someone who looks sad—a friend, coworker, or even stranger—and say something that might make them laugh or smile.
By using the book each day throughout the year, readers will learn to develop closer bonds in relationships, let go of anger and bitterness, better understand themselves and their loved ones, and turn strangers into friends.
Dr. Robin Smith advises couples on how to take the wedding vows that were made in earnest and in innocence, to a level where they can be used to build a happy, healthy, satisfying and long-lasting marriage. Lies at the Altar is for couples who are planning marriage, are newly married, or who have been married for years.
In Lies at the Altar: The Truth About Great Marriages, Dr. Robin Smith addresses the unspoken needs, unasked questions, outrageous expectations, and hidden agendas that often linger beneath the surface of the wedding vows and appear later to cause power struggles, suffering, and feelings of hopelessness in marriages.
Dr. Smith discusses why it's important to have one's "eyes wide open" in a marriage; how to write true vows to live by; and why it's never too late to rewrite your vows. She illustrates her advice with detailed stories from her own life, as well as from couples that she has counseled. And in her inspiring conclusion, she invites couples to light up their lives by acknowledging each other as individuals, each of whom lights a candle, and who lights a third candle which represents "us".
Calling "truth" the secret ingredient of great marriages, Dr. Smith teaches individuals and couples how to find the truth within themselves and their partners, whether they are heading to the altar, suffering in an unhappy marriage, divorced, or simply want to bring more satisfaction and intimacy into their relationship.
The older we get, the more set we are that things should be done a certain way. We like things the way we like things safe, expected, comfortable. So what happens when we need to shake up the status quo and grow?
Meeting new people gets harder as we age. But it doesn't have to be a barrier to happiness. We just have to navigate around the obstacles to find our way.
Flirting is an opening, a signal, an overture. It says, "I'm interested in you." It's not a commitment. It's not forever after. It's a peek and a wink. It's the opening credits and if you and he like what unfolds, you may stick around and watch the whole story.
What happens next is up to you.
Why not go for it?
You've got nothing to lose but your heart!
Together with beautiful images, these quotes are even more powerful.
*Is he affectionate? A tender touch, a warm kiss, a gentle rub. These are things you should receive every single day. And you shouldn't have to ask.
* How does he treat people who wait on him in restaurants? Hopefully with the utmost respect, because anything but that is unacceptable. And a generous tipper never hurts.
Written in a girlfriend-to-girlfriend style by a magazine professional with her finger on the pulse of women's lifestyles, Is He the One? is a significant tool that's serious fun.
Not so very long ago, Yuletide was as much a chilling season of ghosts and witches as it was a festival of goodwill. In The Old Magic of Christmas, you’ll rub elbows with veiled spirits, learn the true perils of elves, and discover a bestiary of enchanted creatures. Rife with the more frightful characters from folklore and the season’s most petulant ghosts, this book takes you on a spooky sleigh ride from the silvered firs of a winter forest to the mirrored halls of the Snow Queen. Along the way, you’ll discover how to bring the festivities into your home with cookie recipes and craft instructions, as well as tips for delving more deeply into your relationship with the unseen.
“Steeped in history and adorned with a bit of enchantment, The Old Magic of Christmas is the perfect book to read by a winter’s fire with a mug of mulled cider in hand.” —Deborah Blake, author of The Witch’s Broom
“ . . . a fascinating journey into the stories behind the tinsel and bows.”—Doreen Shababy, author of The Wild & Weedy Apothecary
“ . . . an intriguing little tome that explores the darker side of the Yuletide holiday.”—Ellen Dugan, author of The Enchanted Cat
Tiny Buddha began as a quote-a-day tweet by Lori Deschene and has grown into one of the most popular inspirational sites on the web. Because she believes we all have something to teach and something to learn, Lori runs Tiny Buddha as a community blog, featuring stories and insights from readers all over the globe.
Tiny Buddha: Simple Wisdom for Life’s Hard Questions is a book of crowdsourced wisdom on the topics that influence how we live our everyday lives: pain, change, fate, happiness, possibilities, and more. Deschene explores how these issues have played out in her own life and provides tips and exercises for reflection and taking action. The result is a guide that helps readers live mindfully, in the present and connected to others. Replaces ISBN 9781609256203
This friendly herbal guide features hands-on projects, fresh ideas, and advice for herb enthusiasts of all skill levels. You'll be inspired by thirty creative articles on herb use in five unique categories-gardening, cooking, crafts, health/beauty, and myth/lore-on everything from quick meals to urban gardening to making herbal crafts.
—Discover the culinary and medicinal uses of the carnivorous bog violet
—Beautify your home with cheery sunflower crafts
—Enhance your good fortune with an autumn luck bag
—Make and use herb-based organic fertilizer
—Explore the nasturtium's role in myth and literature, then create a hobbit garden
Published annually since 2000
Not so very long ago, Yuletide was as much a chilling season of ghosts and witches as it was a festival of goodwill. InThe Old Magic of Christmas, you'll rub elbows with veiled spirits, learn the true perils of elves, and discover a bestiary of enchanted creatures. Rife with the more frightful characters from folklore and the season's most petulant ghosts, this book takes you on a spooky sleigh ride from the silvered firs of a winter forest to the mirrored halls of the Snow Queen. Along the way, you'll discover how to bring the festivities into your home with cookie recipes and craft instructions, as well as tips for delving more deeply into your relationship with the unseen.
“Steeped in history and adorned with a bit of enchantment, The Old Magic of Christmas is the perfect book to read by a winter's fire with a mug of mulled cider in hand.” —Deborah Blake, author ofThe Witch's Broom
“ . . . a fascinating journey into the stories behind the tinsel and bows.”—Doreen Shababy, author ofThe Wild & Weedy Apothecary
“ . . . an intriguing little tome that explores the darker side of the Yuletide holiday.”—Ellen Dugan, author of The Enchanted Cat
Contributors: Emily Ackman, Allison Atteberry, Catherine Augustine, Janice Aurini, Amy Bohnert, Geoffrey D. Borman, Claudia Buchmann, Judy B. Cheatham, Barbara Condliffe, Dennis J. Condron, Scott Davies, Douglas Downey, Ean Fonseca, Linda Goetze, Kathryn Grant, Amy Heard, Michelle K. Hosp, James S. Kim, Heather Marshall, Jennifer McCombs, Andrew McEachin, Dorothy McLeod, Joseph J. Merry, Emily Milne, Aaron M. Pallas, Sarah Pitcock, Alex Schmidt, Marc L. Stein, Paul von Hippel, Thomas G. White, Doris Terry Williams, Nicole Zarrett
“A comprehensive look at what’s known about summer’s impact on learning and achievement. It is a wake-up call to policymakers and educators alike”
—Jane Stoddard Williams, Chair, Horizons National
“Provides the reader with everything they didn’t know about summer learning loss and also provides information on everything we do know about eliminating summer learning loss. Do your school a favor and read this book and then act upon what you have learned.”
—Richard Allington, University of Tennessee
"On any other night, you would probably swear that there was no such thing as a witch—at least, not the kind that streaks through the sky on a broomstick with guttering taper and billowing cloak. But this is no ordinary night; it is the thirtieth of April, the eve of May. Tonight is Walpurgis Night."
The roots of Walpurgis Night reach deep into the Pagan past, and modern Europeans celebrate it with as much abandon as their ancestors. Learn about the sacred rites of spring and the "lost" holiday has changed from a lusty fertility festival to a children’s night of fun and treats. Learn about brooms and how to make one, and meet a collection of old-time witches, from Ash Wives to Wolf Crones. This charming, impeccably researched book features a wealth of folklore and herb lore, plus original and traditional recipes, crafts, and activities.
As nature's most versatile and potent plants, herbs can be used in hundreds of ways to add zest and vitality to your life. Inspiring you with a bounty of innovative ideas and recipes, Llewellyn's 2015 Herbal Almanac offers dozens of articles that explore many ways of using herbs, from gardening and cooking, to health and beauty, to herb craft and lore.
Cultivate a radiant spirit and a healthy life. Try delicious new recipes. Create healing salves and lotions. This friendly guide features hands-on projects, fresh ideas, and advice for herb enthusiasts of all skill levels.Recipes to heal common ailments Create your own terrariums Tap into the vibrational healing power of herbs Save your seeds and host a plant-share party Make your yard a bee sanctuary Permaculture for herbalists Enhance your culinary creations
Published annually since 2000
This study suggests that the decisions to use drugs are more complicated than previous literature has suggested. Studies attempting to find correlations between college student drug use, personality traits of drug abusers, gender differences, racial differences, parental influences and educational influences continue to dominate the literature on college student drug use. This book provides a starting point and an invitation to listen to more voices to determine other factors that influence one's drug using decisions.
Madanes's cutting-edge methods produce real results and create rewarding, sustainable relationships. Using simple, step-by-step exercises and drawing on the examples of clients who have benefited from this technique, Relationship Breakthrough teaches readers how to:Overcome life's inevitable lossesResolve long-standing family conflictsSynchronize their needs with those of othersCreate outstanding relationships in every area of their lives
This is the only book that ties the guiding principles of Tony Robbins's work with Cloe Madanes's revolutionary approach to relationship therapy. Our connections with the people in our lives have the capacity to bring us great joy, if only we understood the fundamental needs we all have, but sometimes express differently. Drawing on her trademark wisdom, empathy, and extensive clinical experience, Madanes shows readers how to better understand their own needs and those of others, bringing clarity and insight into any relationship.
From dedicated matchmaker, costar of the groundbreaking series Lovetown, USA, and relationship expert on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, this proactive guidebook will help you get past the things preventing you from finding real, authentic love. Through a physical, mental, and emotional self-appraisal, which asks you to examine the things might be afraid to admit are holding you back, Kailen, lays out a fail-proof, step-by-step thirty-day plan that will make you love-ready and lead you to love.
With 300 marriages to her credit, she is living proof that love and faith can overcome any kind of challenge. Her methods are straightforward, with unique exercises such as self-appraisals and love shopping–rooted in a spiritual understanding of love, which she sees as our highest calling. Real Love, Right Now helps you put bad dating habits aside so you can figure out what really matters and find the partner who is right for you. “It is no secret that Kailen Rosenberg knows the secrets of love. Now she shares them with everyone” (Keith Ablow, MD, psychiatrist, Fox News Medical A Team).
The book, by way of its step-by-step and session-by-session presentation gives the reader the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of a group of young people. Although one-on-one mentoring is not discouraged, this book focuses on the benefits of group mentoring and it gives the reader the tools needed, including the raison d e tre for the selection of a group mentor who can have a positive impact on 30-40 youth over a 5-8 week period of time. Especially during this time of concern about inappropriate behavior by adults, group mentoring can provide some protection because the emphasis is on group activities and not one-on-one contact. Moreover, given the events surrounding the death of Travyon Martin, it is clear that for some communities we are talking about life and death. Trayvon was a 17th year old black male killed in February 2012. The session on the Law provides a role play about the do’s and don’ts when confronted by the police.
The book discusses why group mentoring is needed, and the role of various parties in the group mentoring process. The role of the group mentor is key. The role of the family, mentors, media, God and others is discussed so that the reader has a clear understanding of how all the pieces must come together to develop and present a viable program. A train-the - group mentor program is also available upon request.
Featuring over two dozen articles in five areas--gardening, cooking, crafts, health/beauty, and myth/lore--this edition is filled with hands-on projects and advice for everything from keeping plants healthy and sustainable harvesting to treating ailments and summer party planning.
Keep your pets healthy with specially crafted infusions and ointments
Make your own remedies for headaches, poor memory, and fibromyalgia
Re-create tasty recipes and boost the flavors of your favorite foods with herbal butters
Enjoy a pest-free garden with all-natural pesticides
Learn how to choose plants, gather and dry herbs, and collect seeds
Create aromatic necklaces, potpourri, and sachets for relaxation
Features the best recipes and articles from Llewellyn's Herbal Almanac, a fan favorite now in its sixteenth year!
Includes recipes for:Herbal vinegar, butters, and beverages Salad dressing, honey, and candies Beer, wine, and liqueurs Comfort foods and vegetarian fare Jams, jellies, and condiments Breakfast, brunch, dinners, and much more!
The 14 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 28 submissions. The papers are organized in the following topical sections: IS/IT implementation and appropriation; ethnographic account of IS use; structures and networks; health care IS, social media; and IS design.