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The Butterfly Hours: Transforming Memories into Memoir

Patty Dann · Shambhala
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

Discover the power and pleasure of writing from your life. We all have stories to tell, and Patty Dann can help you bring them forth. Sometimes all it takes is a single word to spark a strong memory. Bicycle. Snowstorm. Washing machine. By presenting one-word prompts and simple phrases,...
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Light the Dark: Writers on Creativity, Inspiration, and the Artistic Process

Joe Fassler · Penguin Books
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback

A stunning guide to finding creative inspiration and how it can illuminate your life, your work, and your art - from Stephen King, Junot Díaz, Elizabeth Gilbert, Amy Tan, Khaled Hosseini, Roxane Gay, Neil Gaiman, and many more acclaimed writers What inspires you? That's the simple, but profound...
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Invisible Chains: Overcoming Coercive Control in Your Intimate Relationship

Lisa Aronson Fontes PhD · The Guilford Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

When you are showered with attention, it can feel incredibly romantic and can blind you to hints of problems ahead. But what happens when attentiveness becomes domination? In some relationships, the desire to control leads to jealousy, threats, micromanaging--even physical violence. If you or someone...
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The Way We Die Now: The View from Medicine's Front Line

Seamus O'Mahony · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

We have lost the ability to deal with death. Most of the dying spend their last days in general hospitals and nursing homes, in the care of strangers. They may not even know they are dying, victims of the kindly lie that there is still hope. They are often robbed of their dignity after...
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Bruised and Wounded: Struggling to Understand Suicide

Ronald Rolheiser · Paraclete Press
Pages: 77
Format: Paperback

When someone is stricken with cancer, one of three things can happen: Doctors treat the disease and cure it; professionals can't cure the disease but can control it so that the person suffering can live with the disease for the rest of his or her life; or the cancer can be of a kind...
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Welcome to the Writer's Life: How to Design Your Writing Craft, Writing Business, Writing Practice, and Reading Practice

Paulette Perhach · Sasquatch Books
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

Always wanted to be a writer? Stop wasting time and start your writing life today! With warmth and humor, the author welcomes you into the writer's life as someone who has been there on the other side looking in. Like a freshman orientation for writers, this book includes an in-depth...
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Rest in peace : a planning guide for the inevitable

Charles Walts · Next Century Pub
Pages: 162
Format: Print book

As human beings, we are not immortal. Life comes with an expiration date and sooner or later we are all going to pass away, often without warning or time to prepare. To help prepare for the end of life, Rest in Peace is a pre-death planning guide; whether it be for your own demise or the death...
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The Book of Highs: 255 Ways to Alter Your Consciousness without Drugs

Edward Rosenfeld · Workman Publishing Company
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

Call it altering consciousness, call it getting high, or call it mindfulness. Humans are hardwired to seek ways to transcend the limits of everyday awareness, whether it's the little kid spinning in circles to get dizzy or a runner experiencing the day's first rush of dopamine. And you don't...
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50 Ways to Get a Job: An Unconventional Guide to Finding Work on Your Terms

Dev Aujla · TarcherPerigee
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

A new personalized way to find the perfect job - while staying calm during the process. You are so much more than a resume or job application, but how can you communicate that to your potential employer? You need to learn to ask the right questions, stop using job sites, and start doing...
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The Little Things: Why You Really Should Sweat the Small Stuff

Andy Andrews · Thomas Nelson
Pages: 160
Format: Print book

Have you ever wondered why we spend so much time and energy thinking about the big challenges in our lives when all the evidence proves it's actually the little things that change everything? That's right ... Absolutely everything. New York Times bestselling author Andy Andrews...
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The Elephant in the Brain: Hidden Motives in Everyday Life

Kevin Simler · Oxford University Press
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

Human beings are primates, and primates are political animals. Our brains, therefore, are designed not just to hunt and gather, but also to help us get ahead socially, often via deception and self-deception. But while we may be self-interested schemers, we benefit by pretending otherwise....
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Calming Your Anxious Child: Words to Say and Things to Do

Kathleen Trainor · Johns Hopkins University Press
Pages: 249
Format: Print book

Ten million children in the United States--two million of them preschoolers--suffer from anxiety. Anxious children may be afraid to be out of their parents' sight; they may refuse to talk except to specific people or under specific circumstances; they may insist on performing tasks such...
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The Stress-Proof Brain: Master Your Emotional Response to Stress Using Mindfulness and Neuroplasticity

Melanie Greenberg · New Harbinger Publications
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

"For people suffering from stress, this book is a godsend." - Kristin Neff, PhD, author of Self-Compassion "Highly recommended for mental health professionals and consumer health readers looking to manage stress." - Library Journal (starred review) Modern times...
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Story Sparks: Finding Your Best Story Ideas and Turning Them into Compelling Fiction

Denise Jaden · New World Library
Pages: 184
Format: Paperback

Find rock-solid story ideas before you start writingAnyone who has been hamster-wheeling a story idea for years or has hundreds of pages exploring various approaches on their hard drive knows that there must be a better way. There is. Young adult novelist Denise Jaden shows exactly how to create...
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Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions

Johann Hari · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times bestselling author of Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs, a radical new way of thinking about depression and anxiety.What really causes depression and anxiety--and how can we really solve them? Award-winning journalist Johann Hari suffered...
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