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The Motherhood Club

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From the sheer exhaustion of multiple middle-of-the-night feedings and diaper changes to the exasperation of a colicky baby, most women are completely unprepared for the reality of life as a new parent. No matter how hard they labored in the delivery room, the real work begins when they take their babies home. In today's mobile society, many women live far from their families and often have no help past the first week or two postpartum. Until now, books read by mothers-to-be focus on the infant not the mother. In this fascinating book, new mothers share their most intimate thoughts on the joys and challenges of one of life's most precious and rewarding roles.

The Motherhood Club contains candid, reassuring stories by first-time moms from all walks of life as they adjust to motherhood. Their accounts will inspire, uplift and support new mothers as they learn to find their own way. Included are essays about loneliness, fear of putting baby into daycare, the trials and tribulations of breastfeeding, a changing body image, and the many moods of postpartum depression. At the end of each chapter, coauthors Shirley Washington and Ann Dunnewold, a licensed psychologist specializing in women's reproductive issues, dispel many myths of new motherhood with Dunnewold offering solid clinical analysis and advice.


Faith It Till You Make It

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Since September 11, 2001, there has been a resurgence of people seeking comfort and solace and searching to define or redefine their faith. Reverend Monserrat maintains that this is quite possible, since faith is not a quality of mind or personality, but a skill that can be learned. In Faith It Until You Make It, he shows readers how to develop their faith so that they can overcome any adversity and accomplish their dreams.

Based upon years in the church, Reverend Monserrat has developed this nondenominational book of practical spirituality based upon an Evolution of Faith Matrix which shows the four stages of faith: Natural, Lost, Educated and Enlightened. Using inspiring and provocative stories from other people who have discovered or regained their faith, he devotes a chapter to each stage, showing readers how to work their way through their own matrix to develop an enlightened faith, regardless of their past or issues they're confronting in the present.

In addition to practical exercises in each chapter, Reverend Monserrat explains how to develop a lifestyle of faith-building; how to develop a personal faith philosophy; what to do when faith is lost; how to learn through intuition and wisdom; and how to live and enjoy life's goodness.


Addictive Relationships

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Dedicated to the claiming of your own personal boundaries, this book deals with our addictive or destructive relationships not only centered around our spouse or lover, but also around our children, our friends or our parents. If we have lost ourselves along the way, we have probably given ourselves away. This book examines where we are, where we want to go and how to get there. We will move addictive loving styles to find the true love of ourselves and reclaim our selfhood.

This is a positive step-by-step process for recovery using affirmations and exercises for inner growth.


It's Not That Complicated

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While standing in the checkout line at one of the nation's largest discount stores, author Doug Peine observed the antics of a toddler defying his exasperated mother by refusing to put back a candy bar and throwing an all-out temper tantrum. It is a scene played out in stores and homes all across America every day: children manipulating their parents who haplessly try to fix the behavioral problems with misguided attempts at discipline culled from an endless parade of "experts." In this simple yet eloquent book, Peine shows readers that, in spite of the vast wealth of knowledge on childrearing and child psychology, parents are more confused than ever because much of the material is too complicated and often contradictory.

A parent himself, Peine provides two simple truths: 1) there is at work among those who parent well, a fundamental common sense; and 2) this common sense can be briefly stated and readily grasped by anyone. He has most readily observed these truths while waiting in line, where mini dramas in the parent-child struggle are often played out. The same obvious parenting mistakes occur as sure as the moon follows the sun. In It's Not that Complicated readers will learn twelve easy-to-follow rules that just might make their jobs easier. They include: mean what you say; do not force your child to make decisions; and read to your child every night before bed. These are simple truths that we usually forget.

All parents want the same things: for their kids to be happy, disciplined and compassionate toward and respectful of others. Busy, stressed-out parents will find solace in the simplicity of this book and learn that the most effective way to deal with their children is often in their own hearts.


Ravenous

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Ravenous is the eagerly anticipated sequel to Insatiable, nominated for Best Books for Young Adults 2002 (Booklist). Ravenous depicts the wide range of difficulties in growing up in America by exploring the journeys of three young women and two young men.

Phoebe, the size-sixteen dreamer, finally gets a boyfriend and readers witness her euphoria and her fear during a particularly fragile time of life. Samantha, the anorexic perfectionist, faces difficult challenges with both her boyfriend and her father, and continues to struggle with an inability to eat more than lettuce and apples. Hannah, the bulimic lesbian, has a romantic awakening inviting readers to observe ways in which she holds back and ways in which she grows. Billy and Scott, two young men who appear briefly in Insatiable, play more prominent roles in Ravenous. Eating and body-image still play a part of the story, but are by no means its major focus.

In Ravenous, the courageous young heroines and heroes are faced with a broader range of concerns-they face struggles with boyfriends, girlfriends, betrayal, parents, even themselves.

Ravenous will be irresistible to any young person who has ever endured a night of loneliness, suffered the trauma and pain of rejection or a crushing disappointment, or despaired over the fear of never fitting in. It is both timely and timeless.


Chicken Soup for the Soul of America

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Most American heroes aren't in our history books, nor do they have monuments erected in their honor. Their names aren't in the headline news or memorialized in song. The true hero is simply someone who makes a difference-large or small-in the lives of others. They battle disease, crime, poverty and human rights violations. They clean up environments, mentor neglected children and truly care about others. Most importantly, anyone can be a hero in the eyes of another.

In Chicken Soup for the Soul of America, everyday heroes are celebrated. Heroes have always been in our midst, but the recent terrorist attacks on American soil have revealed many more heroes who have given their lives, love, time and strength to those in great need. In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 events, Americans have found courage and inspiration from so many heroes, and this book pays tribute to them all, as well as those who appear every day in our lives.

At a time when so many are in pain, these unique stories will touch readers with love and wisdom, the cornerstones of the American people and the hallmark of the well-loved Chicken Soup series.


Dare To Forgive

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Forgiveness is not a sign of weakness but of strength. It's also healthy, brave, contagious—and it sets you free. Everyone needs to forgive, whether it's your parents, your neighbors, your dog, the man who cut you off in the traffic this morning or the criminal who murdered your loved one. In this clear, concise and inspiring book, bestselling psychiatrist Dr. Edward Hallowell shows you how.


In his typical lively and engaging stle, bestselling author Dr. Edward Hallowell leads you through a series of definitions and situations to an understanding of the true nature of forgiveness. He shows how and why forgiveness is the basis of a happy and healthy life, and then gives you a practical four-step program to create more of it in your own life.

Maybe you're letting the small insults of daily life pile up and cause you stress.
Dr. Hallowell will show you how his own frustration over a Porsche stealing his parking spot on a busy street led him to do something reckless.

Maybe you're hurt by the thoughtless actions of those you love.
Dr. Hallowell shows how a lack of forgiveness has stunted a marriage and how it has torn a family apart--even after all the family members have long forgotten what they disagreed about.

Maybe you're feeling let down by your own thoughts or deeds.
Dr. Hallowell shows how finally forgiving himself transformed an accidental killer into a productive member of society.

Or maybe something truly terrible has happened that, over the years, has eaten a hole in your soul. Maybe you're one of the people who think they can never forgive. . .



"This might be the most important book you will read this year. The absence of forgiveness in our lives cripples us and it is crippling our society. Ned Hallowell does not gloss over how hard it is to forgive. Yet through his deep insight, practical steps and rich stories, he invites the reader into the sweetness of forgiveness. This is a graced achievement!"
- The Rt. Rev. M. Thomas Shaw, SSJE, Episcopal Bishop of Massachusetts

"Why forgive? And how do we go about it? Dr. Hallowell addresses this age-old question with tremendous wisdom and heart. He is a compelling and generous storyteller, and he provides the reader with not only tools, but also a larger sense of hope and possibility."
- Harriet Lerner, Ph.D., Author, The Dance of Anger

"Ned Hallowell is a healing writer. He possesses the most inspiring and optimistic voice emerging from the medical community today… Dr. Hallowell brings his scientific knowledge and his generous heart to bear on the problems that afflict our lives and those of our children, and we are better for his unique vision."
- Michael Thompson, Ph.D., Author, Raising Cain and Best Friends, Worst Enemies


Own Your Health

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Almost everyone is concerned about health these days, but the more information that is available, the more confusing it all becomes. Conventional medicine? Millions of people are dissatisfied with the care they receive from their doctors, including: The lack of personal attention; drug side effects; contradicting advice on diet, cancer treatments and hormone replacement, the list goes on.

Alternative medicine? Millions have turned to it: yoga, vitamins and herbs, traditional Chinese medicine and others. But are they safe?

So what really works-and what doesn't? How can we live longer, healthier lives? How can we draw on the best from both alternative and conventional medicine and, yes, own our health? The answers are here in one volume that breaks through the confusion of how to reduce stress, prevent heart disease, treat chronic pain or illness, combat depression, fight cancer, manage menopause, and much more.

Written by an award-winning medical writer and the distinguished physician in charge of one of the first complementary medicine programs supported by the National Institutes of Health, this is an indispensable resource for understanding the best of both approaches. Containing interviews with-and stories from-more than 100 doctors, practitioners and patients, and filled with practical advice, easy-to-follow tips, reference sources and Web sites, this is the one book on health every family needs.


We Are Not Afraid

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Today, fear affects even the strongest of us. Sometimes it's immediate, caused by a sense of imminent danger-the kind we felt after terrorists destroyed the magnificent World Trade Center, tore a giant wound in the Pentagon and killed thousands of people. But sometimes fear becomes a normal way of life.

In his best-selling memoir October Sky (aka Rocket Boys), Hickam introduced us to the rugged town of his youth, Coalwood, West Virginia, and the people who took on the hazardous and often brutal enterprise of coal mining. To survive and prosper, these people relied on an approach to living that would get them through hard times with an almost unnatural resilience. Over a lifetime, they learned to take on these attitudes:

  • We are proud of who we are.
  • We stand up for what we believe.
  • We keep our families together.
  • We trust in God but rely on ourselves.

These attitudes are summed up in the Coalwood Assumption:

  • WE ARE NOT AFRAID

Through poignant memories of his youth, best selling author Homer Hickam helps lead you beyond fear to find the courage and strength to live more happily and look toward to future with optimism.


Live Aware, Not in Fear

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Since September 11, life in America has been turned upside down. As frightening as it is for adults, for teens it is overwhelming. Donna Wells and Bruce Morris, public-safety professionals with years of firsthand experience, offer teens a book that will help them navigate uncharted waters and will also provide invaluable advice and reassurance.

Presenting first the myths then the facts, this guide also offers teens chapter-by-chapter question-and-answer sections, space to journal their feelings and reactions, and suggestions on how they can help themselves, their families and the communities in which they live.

Chapters include: The Home of the Brave (what terrorists target and why); Worried Sick (the truth about bioterrorism); Dollars and Sense (potential family economic impacts); The Land of the Free (school and community); From Sea to Shining Sea (travel); Instant Mess[age] (communications, entertainment, media).

Designed to be a handbook that teens can keep with them at all times, Live Aware is compact and chock full of important, easy-to-understand information. A reassurance to parents and teens alike, Live Aware is destined to become a huge hit-a unique book that respects teens' intelligence and powers of reasoning and empathizes at their levels.

This is a must-have for every teen concerned about safety, courage and community spirit.


Chicken Soup for the Volunteer's Soul

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Deep within each one of us lies the ability to step up and care for those in need, even though we often feel overwhelmed by a complex world. In fact, more than 200 million people throughout the world offer their time and love to volunteering.

The stories in Chicken Soup for the Volunteer's Soul highlight the efforts of everyday people in the United States and around the globe who volunteer with the American Red Cross, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity, the Peace Corps, Points of Light, Rotary and many, many other nonprofit organizations. Lovingly chosen from more than six thousand stories, poems and cartoons, these tales will inspire readers to do everything in their power to help those in need. Chapters include: The Rewards of Volunteering, Giving Back, Making a Difference, New Appreciation, Love and Kindness, Defining Moments, A Matter of Perspective, Overcoming Obstacles and On Wisdom.

Readers will cherish the story of a community that rallied together to send warm winter coats to refugee families in Kosovo. They'll be moved by the tale of a woman with a "smiley voice" who made audiotapes for the visually impaired despite a losing battle with cancer. They'll never forget the eight-year-old boy without arms or legs who fearlessly wielded a tennis racquet to propel a ball down the length of a room. And they'll be charmed by a rabbit named Cadberi who brings boundless joy to residents of a nursing home.


Children of Trauma

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Imagine what it would be like to become the healthiest person you could be.....

This is the inherent right of each individual but when lingering emotional trauma from our childhood blocks the normal developmental process, we get struck. As each of us strives to become the healthiest person we possibly can, we will have to come face-to-face with emotional fears that may be the result of traumatic childhoods. Although that journey may be paved with the paid of unresolved grief and unrecognized loss, this book will serve as the map to guide you and help you rediscover your discarded self...

...the best self you were always meant to be.


Chicken Soup for the Christian Woman's Soul

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Christian women who make God and family a priority in their life will love Chicken Soup for the Christian Woman's Soul, an affirming collection of stories that share the miracles that are possible when their hearts are open to God.

This wonderful new addition is filled with compelling real-life accounts of how women from all denominations were buoyed by their faith during incredibly challenging circumstances: amazing women who maintained faith in God's divine plan instead of succumbing to fear and doubt; caring women who offered compassion instead of criticism when others needed help; and dedicated women who chose the righteous path when there was an easier one to take.

With chapters on God's Healing Power, Friendship, Making a Difference, Challenges, A Matter of Perspective, Miracles, Insights and Lessons and The Love of a Family, this faith-filled collection will encourage Christian women to follow Jesus' example on their walk through life.

Like a favorite passage from Scripture, this book will offer hope, support and inspiration to Christian women.


Gentle Reminders for Co-Dependents

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Mitzi Chandler takes the co-dependent and adult child through the year with each day bringing a new quotation to ponder, a message of hope and a positive affirmation to carry you through the day. This book is for those in recovery who seek to enjoy the miracle each day brings.


Drama Games

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Experiential therapy is used to locate repressed feelings and re-experience them. Once we feel them in the present, we can come to terms with them and put them in their proper perspective. We can use our energies to truly enter into the moment with all our awareness. The quality of our happiness lies in our ability to experience what is around us. Feelings are often attached to roles. When we experiment with different roles we gain information about our personal history and play with new possibilities for change. Games help us to increase concentration, develop thinking skills and to coordinate thought, emotion and action. They are a way to allow humor and fun to enter into the therapeutic process.

This book is designed to help participants get in touch with and express buried feelings in a safe and structured way and to offer training in the ability to be creative and spontaneous.


Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Love & Friendship

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Friends. You gotta have 'em, but sometimes they drive you crazy. You love 'em, but sometimes they make you mad. They'll help you through a crisis...unless they are the crisis.

So What's The Deal?

Friends are more than just the people you hang out with. They make you laugh, they keep your secrets, they offer advice (some good, some bad), they give you a shoulder to cry on. Sometimes they move away, or betray your trust, or flake out, but mostly they are the people who are always there for you. And they know you'll be there when they need you most. Because that's what it means to be a friend.

Sometimes friendship is overwhelming, sometimes it's confusing, sometimes you feel like you don't have a friend in the world, buy don't worry, it's like that for everyone. That's what the stories in this book are all about. They're from real teens, and they're about the bizarre, difficult and wonderful things that really happened to them and their friends.

Put that together with weird facts, cool graphics, fun advice and quizzes designed to help you figure what you and your friends are all about, and you've got the real deal on friendship


Chicken Soup for the Sister's Soul

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This new Chicken Soup book offers a heartwarming and uplifting collection of stories that celebrate the lifelong bond of sisterhood.

Whether they share this special connection with someone through genetics or the heart, only a sister can understand the complex, deep and dynamic relationship they share with loved ones as they journey together through the stages of life.

For younger sisters who look up to an older one, older siblings who tolerate a younger sister tagging along, or the brother who knows full well that girls can wrestle as well as any boy can, this book celebrates the sisters in our lives. It conveys how sisters influence us during life's most defining moments: helping us face the schoolyard bully; providing wise counsel during our first crush and subsequent comfort after the breakup; and refusing to reveal intimate secrets to parents or friends.

With real-life stories from celebrities and everyday sisters-next-door, chapters include: On Love, Insights and Lessons, Sibling Rivalry, Overcoming Obstacles, The Bond Between Sisters, Sisters by Heart, On Family (Brothers, Too!), and Special Memories and Traditions.

While they may not live under the same roof, act in the same manner or even get along without an occasional spat, nothing creates a more special and lasting bond than sisterhood. Now there's a book to celebrate that bond.


Staying on Top and Keeping the Sand Out of Your Pants

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Using surfing as a metaphor for motivational and self-improvement concepts and written in accessible, everyday language peppered with surfer slang, Staying on Top proves that the good life is available right now.

Making these essential lessons fun, cartoon character Surf Master Alva appears throughout the book to dispense nuggets of wisdom that point the way to the good life, illustrating in a humorous and wise way that experts and gurus are not needed to understand and make the most of life. In other words, we don't have to learn how to achieve the good life through retreats, pills, hospitals or programs, nor do we have to wait until we find the "perfect time". In surfer parlance, "Surfz up, dude! Get your board and get to the beach."

Assessing their understanding of prevailing societal values portrayed through surfing metaphors and Surf Master Alva's quirky wisdom, Staying on Top will awaken people to the reality that living life to the fullest requires living in the present. Life right now is all anyone can truly be sure of: The secret to achieving and maintaining balance and serenity lies in accepting and embracing that truth.

For long-term devotees of self-help literature and newcomers to the genre, everyone will delight in this wise yet whimsical journey to enlightenment.


The Voice of Silence

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The Truth About Depression

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Almost 40 percent of the U.S. population suffers from some form of depression or mental illness yet the causes of mental illness remain largely a mystery. The prevailing theory sees the cause as a trans-generational genetic defect of brain chemistry, which is best treated with medication.

New breakthroughs made by health professionals dislodge this theory, and show that frequently previous traumas are what lead to mental illness.

In this bold new book, renowned physician and psychotherapist Charles Whitfield takes a new look at the common problems of depression, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, schizophrenia and other mental illness. The Truth About Depression shows the strong and at times causal relationship between childhood trauma and future depression and other mental illness; he explores the risks, side-effects and high cost of treating these disorders with anti-depressant drugs, and; provides an alternative treatment and recovery program for people with depression and a history of childhood trauma.

Dr. Whitfield's book offers hope and help for those who have been held hostage by depression, and provides clinicians with new solutions and alternatives to high-risk medications.


A Taste Berry Teen's Guide to Setting & Achieving Goals

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An exciting new volume filled with stories, commentary and advice by teens (ages twelve through twenty) who tell of their experiences and share their ideas about setting and achieving goals! As most taste-berry teens know, goals spell the difference between wishful thinking and making things happen. Setting goals and reaching them are the keys to making teens' lives purposeful, worthwhile and filled with happiness.

For all teenagers-from master goal-setters to beginners with no idea where to start-this step-by-step guide shows how to:

  1. Discover what their personality, aptitudes and hobbies reveal about them
  2. Determine if they are dreaming "big enough"
  3. Identify goals in nine areas of life
  4. Set long- and short-range goals for today, tomorrow and the future
  5. Develop a plan of action to achieve goals
  6. Break goals into manageable monthly, weekly and daily "to-dos"
  7. Remove obstacles that stand in the way of achieving goals
  8. Learn ways to encourage, coach and inspire themselves to reach their goals

Divided into five units, each opens with A Message from the Authors, followed by a story by a teen. A specific concept or skill is then presented along with a "Virtual Practice" section where teens are given the chance to apply what they've learned-actually identifying, setting and charting out how to achieve their goals. Teens will gobble up this latest volume of taste-berry advice!


Chicken Soup for the Romantic Soul

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Everyone has their own idea of romance-a candlelight dinner, a stroll on the beach or a sprinkling of rose petals on a bed. Now, Chicken Soup for the Romantic Soul brings brand new inspiration to expressions of romance.


This heart-stirring collection is the perfect token of affection for a new paramour, anniversary gift for a beloved spouse or shower gift for an excited bride-to-be. With stories from celebrities and ordinary people who share extraordinary emotions, this fantastic new volume covers the full spectrum of romantic magic, including the unmatched beauty of an old relationship that has been rediscovered and renewed.


Chicken Soul for the Romantic Soul includes chapters on: Finding True Love, Marriage, Memories, The Flame That Still Burns, Mending the Heart and more.


This is a book for everyone who believes that romance is not simply for special occasions.


A Gift to Myself

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This is a gentle and effective workbook and guide to Healing the Child Within. It can be used with or without having already read Healing the Child Within.

Using numerous experiential exercises that the reader can do at their own pace, physician and author Charles Whitfield takes us on a healing journey into our inner and outer life. Once a reader starts this book, the healing process begins -- even if they rarely do any of its exercises.

One of the highlights of this book is the clear description of age regression, one of the most crucial concepts in healing and recovery.


Chicken Soup for the Working Woman's Soul

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Whether she is a corporate executive or a factory worker, an entrepreneur or a "mompreneur," today's woman is an integral part of the workforce and the American Dream. Women have made inroads in many professions that were once the domain of only men while juggling the many demands of work and family. From the woman who manages a staff of fifty, to the mother who choreographs the comings and goings of a family of five, women are the ultimate multitaskers. This collection celebrates the diversity and special contributions of women in the world of work-their hopes, their dreams and aspirations, and their accomplishments.

This very special book also acknowledges the important and often unappreciated women in the homeplace through stories of stay-at-home moms for whom raising children was their most important task. These tales recognize the vital contributions of women who find their reward in devoting their lives to their families instead of collecting a paycheck.

Chapters include: All in a Day's Work; Balancing Work and Family; Teamwork; Special Moments, and more, and each shares the trials of working women and the special joys that achieving career dreams can bring. Readers will laugh, cry and nod in agreement as they connect with women who are not just making a living, but making a life.


Teen Ink: Written in the Dirt

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After five successful books, Teen Ink: Written in the Dirt offers a startlingly different collection that presents teens innermost thoughts. These teen-authored fictional stories are filled with incredible character development, gripping plots, imagination and, of course, insight into the human condition. Their poems sing, soar and capture the essence of teen life.

Consistent throughout this smash series, teens who have written for Teen Ink magazine candidly share their real voices, while poignant photography and artwork also capture their extraordinary talents and thoughts.


Self-Sabotage Syndrome

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Get Off the Fence!

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It's easy enough to tell ourselves "Don't sweat the small stuff," but let's get real-it's not all "small stuff."Sometimes we have to face tough decisions. Should we move to a different city? Get a divorce? Change religions? Terminate life support? Quit our jobs? Have children? Get Off the Fence! covers all of these life-transforming decisions, and much more.

This is not an ivory tower textbook on decision theory-it's a step-by-step handbook for guiding people through the process of making difficult choices. Mother/son authors Rhoda and Jeffrey Makoff bring years of personal and professional experience to the table-they have made hundreds of "big decisions"in their successful careers and counseled thousands of people through difficult choices. The Makoffs present ten steps to effective decision-making, but they also recognize another essential component-the role of emotional issues in making the best decision possible. This crucial eleventh step is where the "gut," "heart" or intuition comes in. Get Off the Fence! also includes fascinating stories about people who have made major life decisions.

Get Off the Fence! will help people take control of complex situations instead of feeling helpless and paralyzed by indecision. It will prevent them from making poor decisions that create a lifetime of regrets and self-recrimination.


The Angel and the Dragon

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On November 1, 1996, Charley Aurthur leapt to his death from a freeway overpass in Santa Monica, California. He was twenty-three years old. It was the culmination of five years of heartache for Charley and his family, as he struggled with severe mental illness, numerous hospitalizations and several other suicide attempts. Despite his family's love, intensive therapy and numerous medications, in the end, nothing could save Charley from his own encroaching sense of exhaustion and isolation.

Tragically, Charley's story could be anybody's story. In the United States, more than 30,000 people commit suicide every year; it is the eighth leading cause of death overall and the third among young people aged 15-24. But the effects of suicide are even more far-reaching: Its impact on the family is frequently devastating and lifelong.

Author Jonathan Aurthur knows this firsthand. His account of his son Charley's short life and death is both riveting and compelling. Charley's own letters, poems and journal entries demonstrate the terrible complexity and multidimensionality of mental illness and suicide. In the process, the author addresses his own search to understand mental illness and the inability of many medical treatments to help troubled people like Charley. He also offers an alternative treatment plan known as the "psychosocial rehab" model, which seeks to "treat the person, not the disease." This page-turner will stay with readers long after they've heard Charley's story.


How to Be Like Women of Influence

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What do Oprah Winfrey, Sandra Day O'Connor, Margaret Thatcher, Marie Curie and Sojourner Truth have in common? Not only are they some of the world's most influential women, their life lessons are now revealed in the latest book by Pat Williams.

Williams blends the personal accounts of each influential woman with the contemporary and historical insights of others, what emerges is an intimate portrait of each great person-her motivations, her aspirations, her personal challenges and the qualities that made her so successful at her calling. An added bonus is life lessons at the end of each chapter, which provide remarkable motivation for women who are blazing a new career trail, building a strong family or struggling to "have it all".
This exceptional book highlights a diverse group of women, from activists, businesswomen and humanitarians to athletes, explorers and scientists-it will appeal to any reader regardless of age, occupation or creative pursuits.

Profiles of women of influence include: Eleanor Roosevelt, Rosa Parks, Mary Kay Ash, Helen Keller, Anne Frank, Amelia Earhart and others. This is not a history book-it is a perfect blueprint for creating a successful life.


Affirmations for the Inner Child

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All of us need positive affirmation throughout our lives. As children, these powerful messages helped us to know that we were worthwhile, that it was all right to want food and to be touched, and that our very existence was a precious gift. The messages that we received from our parents helped us to form decisions that determined the course of our lives.

If we were raised with consistent, nurturing parents, we conclude that life is meaningful and that people are to be trusted. If we were raised with parents who were addictively or compulsively ill, we determine that life is threatening and chaotic--that we are not deserving of joy. These are the crucial decisions that impact our lives long after we have forgotten them.

Unfortunately, childhood judgments don't disappear. They remain as dynamic forces that contaminate our adulthood. When childhood needs are not taken care of because of abuse or abandonment, we spend our lives viewing the world through the distorted perception of a needy infant or an angry adolescent. The more we push these child parts away, the more control they have over us.

This collection of daily meditations is dedicated to those adults who are ready to heal their childhood wounds. It is through this courageous effort that we will move from a life of pain into recovery.


Gossip

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Evil speech can destroy friendships, break up marriages and ruin businesses. Gossip-negative talk, put-downs, rumors, accusations-not only hurts the person being talked about, it also hurts the person speaking and the person listening. In short, gossip has a negative impact on everyone. Yet, despite these negative consequences, gossip has been around since the beginning of humankind and continues to be a popular but destructive pastime.

Throughout this timely and enjoyable book, readers will learn what the Bible and Jewish wisdom have to say regarding speech and how their teachings relate to our world today. Readers will also learn via real-life examples how to break the gossip habit and how to teach others to do the same. Gossip will help people develop skills to improve their lives by getting along better with others; mending old hurts and reclaiming lost relationship; keeping good relationships from going bad through hurtful words; and strengthening relationships they already have by speaking in a more encouraging and productive manner.

The purpose of this book is to extinguish the fire of evil speech and help us live in a gossip-free environment. The result? Positive interactions with the people around us, the healing of relationships and a more complete self.


WorldPerfect

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Winning with One-Liners

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Chicken Soup for the Grandparent's Soul

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Today's grandparents aren't content to sit in their rockers doing needlepoint or whittling wood-modern grandparents are healthy and active. Grandma may be traveling the world, writing a book or taking dance lessons and Grandpa might be camping with the grandkids, playing a golf tournament or skydiving! Nana may have entered the family by marrying Grampa later in life, or Pop-Pop may be a beloved family friend who's always there when someone needs him. Families are finding that the meaning of "grandparent" has changed tremendously but that grandparents continue to be treasured members of our families.

In this latest addition to the Chicken Soup family, children and grandchildren will relive memories of their parents and grandparents as they read stories of love, humor and wisdom. Each touching tale will inspire them to make the most of the time they still have together and encourage them to seek deeper experiences. Grandparents will learn the value of their contributions to and realize what an honored position they hold within their circle of loved ones. Every reader will gain a new appreciation of the benefits of a close and connected family.

This is a perfect gift to show grandparents how much they are loved.


Chicken Soup for the Ocean Lover's Soul

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All of us, at one time or another, find ourselves inexplicably drawn to the sea. For some, it's a place for reflection or romance. For others, it's the thrill of watching surf crash against a sandy white beach or studying the kaleidoscope of life among a tropical coral reef. This ability of the ocean to change our lives, to inspire us and to fascinate us is what led us to create Chicken Soup for the Ocean Lover's Soul, a collection of stories from around the world that celebrate the magic of our ocean planet.

The sea, from the beginning of time, has inspired great art and amazing stories. Our relationship with the ocean lies deep within our consciousness and, in fact, is in each of us. Chicken Soup for the Ocean Lover's Soul has captured some of these great stories to warm your heart and touch your soul. This book has amazing stories of swimming eye to eye with great whales, sharks and manatees, as well as legends of dolphins saving man.

So get ready to dive in with Jack, Mark and Wyland, the world's most acclaimed marine-life artist, as they guide you on a journey of discovery and stories that will lift your spirit and awaken your senses like the healing sea itself. At last, a Chicken Soup for the Soul book for ocean lovers like you!


A Dignified Life

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Four million Americans currently suffer from Alzheimer's disease and experts estimate that 22 million people around the world will be so afflicted by 2025. Far too many families are struggling with the emotionally and physically draining responsibility of redefining their relationship with, and caring for, someone who not long ago was a vibrant member of society, yet may not know their own name today.

A Dignified Life helps combat the burnout and frustration that often accompany the task of caring for an Alzheimer's patient. Author David Troxel, an Alzheimer's expert and executive director of the California Central Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, maintains that at its simplest this approach is based on treating the person like a best friend and working from their strengths, not their weaknesses. He explains: "As family members, caregivers and professionals, we have to try to connect with them. People with this disease in some way need someone to be . . . attentive and empathetic--someone who really tries to walk a mile in their shoes."

A Dignified Life goes beyond the typical tips offered by most books and takes advantage of readers' instinctive desire to build friendships and taps into the intuitive aspect of caregiving that is part of our very nature. It provides a complete model for care built around creative and effective communication and meaningful activities and includes touching stories that demonstrate how the Best Friends method continues to improve the lives of both those who have Alzheimer's disease and those who care for them.


Chicken Soup from the Soul of Hawaii

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All over the world people have a word for paradise: Hawai'i. Now there's a book that captures that magical place for its millions of residents, the 7 million visitors who make a pilgrimage there each year, and the millions more who long to feel the magic of Hawai'i on cold winter mornings.

While the Hawaiian landscape is unparalleled-sun-drenched beaches, wild waves, snow-capped peaks, cascading waterfalls and dramatic volcanoes-the true spirit of Hawai'i lives in its people and their experiences. Now, the people of Hawai'i and those who love it share its special magic in this beautiful collection of stories. From celebrities including Bo Derek, Clint and Dina Eastwood, Don Ho, Regis and Joy Philbin and Kelly Preston, to native storyteller Nalani Olds, activist and teacher Kanalu Young, and world-class surfers, athletes, hula masters and master chefs, this book brings the gifts of Hawai'i to the world.

Whether readers remember Hawai'i as the place where they fell in love or celebrated their honeymoon, the place they yearn to visit or the place they call home, this book exudes the aloha spirit with every turn of a page.


Teen Ink

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After publishing four successful books in the groundbreaking Teen Ink series, this fifth-and possibly best-installment takes a close and compelling look at what's really important to today's teens. Partnering with the worldwide Laws of Life Essay Contest, a program of the John Templeton Foundation, this collection offers a unique tapestry of teen expression. Many of the haunting questions of all time are tackled by voices that sing with hope and the reality of being a teenager in the 21st Century.

With eloquent prose, insightful poetry, art and photography, these teens present timeless values through their own experiences and explore principles such as, "It's better to give than to receive," "If at first you don't succeed . . ." and "Honesty is the best policy." In Teen Ink: What Matters, you'll find fresh and honest interpretations of these and other ideals that we all try to live by. In addition, teen authors and artists journey into waters filled with forgiveness, generosity, courage, love and bravery through personal expressions about tough challenges, family, friends and everyday events.

Young people from as far away as China and Ukraine reveal fascinating insights in this selection from over 88,000 submissions to the Laws of Life Essay Contest. Teen Ink: What Matters is an uplifting book of hope, reflection and inspiration that will resonate with teens.


My Soul Said to Me

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In the mid 1980s, Bob Roberts was a successful dentist, stunt flyer and racecar driver. While undergoing marital counseling he was fascinated by the psychological process and pursued his own doctorate in psychology.

Intrigued by the community-building work of M. Scott Peck, Roberts' doctorate research consisted of applying and testing Peck's community-building model in an environment where it seemed only a distant possibility-the prison system. It was there, in Louisiana's Dixon Correctional Institution, where Roberts' life was forever transformed, as would the lives of hundreds of inmates and former offenders. What started as a literacy program evolved into sessions of shared soul searching, group therapy and a celebration of the prisoners' roots.

Although prison officials sabotaged his project, Roberts went on to found Project Return, the most successful aftercare program for former offenders in the country. Aimed at breaking the cycles of addiction, crime and violence, Project Return is the only prisoner rehabilitation program in the country funded by the U.S. Department of Justice.

This memoir is Roberts' adventure into his heart and his conscience. It explores the darkest terrain of violence and human suffering, and the brightest terrain of redemption, human dignity and hope. It will leave readers deeply inspired, encouraged and impassioned-in awe of the human capacity to survive and recover from cruelty and hardship.


Yoga and the Wisdom of Menopause

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Hormone Treatment Is Called Harmful-Washington Post, 7/10/02
Estrogen Use Linked to Higher Cancer Risk-Boston Globe, 7/17/02

31.2 million women facing menopause in America are concerned by these headlines. Most women today will live over one-third of their lives post-menopausal, but what about the age-old solution of hormone replacement therapy? In 2002 the U.S. government halted a major study of hormone therapy because it increased the risk of invasive breast cancer. Now, millions of women are left wondering whether they should approach menopause without hormones, suffering from hot flashes and low sex drive or take hormones and live in fear of being another statistic. Suza Francina has a simpler solution: Yoga.

In this practical book, Francina, a leading yogi and author of The New Yoga for People Over 50, shows how yoga can be a powerful tool to help women turn menopause into a positive and empowering experience, both physically and spiritually. Included are easy-to-follow, indexed photos of yoga poses that alleviate key menopausal problems including: hormonal changes; hot flashes; irregular bleeding; fibroids; stress and anxiety, mood swings, depression and fatigue; bone loss; heart disease and cancer.

Francina delivers a timely and truly heartening message to women: you don't have to get weaker or depressed when facing menopause, it can truly be an empowering, restorative time.


Happiness Is.

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In this highly entertaining and literate book, Shawn Christopher Shea takes us on a provocative journey into the world of practical philosophy, applied spirituality and everyday psychology. Calling upon more than twenty years of clinical experience, fifty years of navigating life's ups and downs, and an array of thinkers and pop icons - from Alan Watts to Albert Einstein, Billy Graham to Bob Dylan, the Dalai Lama to the English mystic Julian of Norwich - he weaves a gentle compassion and a tart wit into this compelling look at human nature and our never-ending quest for happiness.

Not content with traditional stereotypes of happiness, Shea is on a search for a tougher happiness that is present and revitalizing even during times of stress, loss, and pain. He begins with the intriguing twist that happiness is not so much a feeling as it is both an attitude and a feeling. He shows how to distinguish between success and happiness, emphasizing the importance of embracing life as a series of moments to savor as opposed to a series of goals to achieve.

For Shea happiness is determined within each moment by five interacting processes - our biologies, our perspectives, our relationships, our environments, and our spiritual quests. These five interacting, constantly shifting processes, give happiness its fluid nature; change one factor, and you change them all. This "matrix effect" explains why happiness is often elusive and fleeting. It need not be so.

Using the human matrix, Shea shows what it is that limits our ability to find happiness and what it is that allows us to transcend those very same limits. Shea demonstrates how an understanding of this human matrix can be used to forge a resilient and enduring attitude of trust and a resulting feeling of confidence and compassion - a combination we call happiness.

Written with elegance, wit, and a disarming playfulness, Shea's surprising answers to difficult questions are not so much things to do as they are creative ways of thinking, fresh manners of conceptualizing and innovative approaches to understanding human nature - all of which are invaluable tools for finding our own unique answers to the puzzle of happiness.

"A bold, dazzling, and wonderfully fresh antidote to the simplistic platitudes so common in the self-help books of today! Shawn Christopher Shea pulls on everything from his clinical practice to arcane philosophy to pop culture as he poignantly answers a most modern question: If we're so successful, why aren't we happier?

The end result is deeply affecting, often funny, and always instructive. Destined to inspire an entire generation with the excitement and happiness to be found in the nurturance of compassion and the quest for meaning. "
-Paul Farmer, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School

"Following in the groundbreaking footsteps of M. Scott Peck's The Road Less Traveled, Shawn Shea guides us down the road to happiness in his insightful and engaging book. I found it very compelling. "
-Jack Canfield
Co-creator of Chicken Soup for the Soul

"This book is in a very special group of works that, springing from clinical experience and wisdom, moves to expand with wondrous insights the life of all those it touches."
-Juan E. Mezzich, M.D., Ph.D.
President-Elect, World Psychiatric Association

"A remarkable achievement that is a wonderful blend of science, philosophy, clinical wisdom and personal anecdote. Using a writing style that is enjoyable, engaging and incredibly effective, Shea has crafted a book that will have an impact and make a difference in many, many lives. It will stay with you, challenge you and change the way you look at the world. "
-M. David Rudd, Ph.D.
ABPP Baylor University
President, American Association of Suicidology

"A moving book, filled with touching and insightful stories, containing much wisdom and the practical methods of applying them to our lives to help us find happiness, meaning and a successful life. "
-Bernie Siegel, M.D.
Author of Prescriptions For Living and 365 Prescriptions For the Soul


Change Almost Anything in 21 Days

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Ruth Fishel knows that almost any negative habit can be changed in 21 days. While struggling with a drinking problem, Ruth discovered the power of affirmations and transformed her life. She now counsels others about this powerful form of life change.

This expanded edition includes more than five hundred affirmations, indexed by topic. Finding a meaningful affirmation on almost anything is easy: Worried about a job interview? Look up Fear, Confidence or Career. Want to lose weight? Look up Food or Addiction. Other key topics include: Anger, Balance, Creativity, Exercise, Forgiveness, Grief, Health, Money, Trust, and more.

Change Almost Anything in 21 Days shows readers how to use affirmations effectively and includes five suggestions for ensuring success, as well as how to overcome barriers to change and how to tell when it's best not to make a change.

With endearing and timeless illustrations by Bonny Van de Kamp, this book makes a wonderful gift for any occasion-it also comes with a 21-day personal journal.


How to Be Like Jesus

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No one can be like Jesus yet we can all be like Jesus. In all of history there has never been--and never will be--anyone like Him.

In this extraordinary book, devout Christian and internationally acclaimed speaker, author and sports executive Pat Williams reveals the pure essence of Jesus. Although Christianity teaches that Jesus is God, most people lose sight of His humanity. Through the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, Williams helps us understand who Jesus really was--His mind, His wisdom, His love, His humility, His courage and His goodness. The story of Jesus' life is told powerfully and dramatically and the meaning of his teachings is compellingly brought home through contemporary stories of people who exemplify what it means to be like Jesus.

The Jesus of this book is truly the Jesus who lived and identified with us and with whom we also can identify. Williams provides persuasive and provocative insight on how to truly be like Jesus through His teachings and this living example of genuine love, forgiveness, prayer, obedience, service, humility, integrity, leadership, and more.

This uncomplicated and fascinating work will enable readers to learn from Jesus' life, understand his words and build his traits and character qualities into their lives. The quintessential book on how to live a better life and create a positive and lasting effect on the lives of others, How to be Like Jesus may be the discovery of a lifetime.


Lifeskills for Adult Children

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From the author of the New York Times bestseller Adult Children of Alcoholics -- a wonderful book that affirms and encourages AcoAs by developing skills for living.

Imagine how good you would feel if:

  • You could stand up for yourself without losing your temper
  • You could make a decision without second guessing yourself
  • You didn't have that sense of worthlessness every time someone criticized you
  • You could learn how to say no and stick with it

In Lifeskills for Adult Children you can learn how to do these things and more. This book is designed specifically for Adult Children and teaches skills to make your complex adult life easier, while improving your sense of self-worth. Examples are provided to help clarify the lessons and exercises are given to help you practice your new skills.

So, if you have difficulty:

  • Asking for what you want
  • Solving problems
  • Handling criticism
  • Saying no

read Lifeskills for Adult Children - you'll be glad you did.


Shame & Guilt

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"It is my feeling that debilitating shame and guilt are at the root of all dysfunctions in families," says Jane Middelton-Moz.


A few common characteristics of adults shamed in childhood:

  • You may suffer extreme shyness, embarrassment and feelings of being inferior to others. You don't believe you make mistakes, you believe you are a mistake.
  • You feel controlled from the outside and from within. You feel that normal spontaneous expression is blocked.
  • You may suffer from debilitating guilt; you apologize constantly.
  • You have little sense of emotional boundaries; you feel constantly violated by others; you frequently build false boundaries.

    If you see yourself in any of these characteristics, you can learn how shame keeps you from being the person you were born to be and how to change that. Shame And Guilt describes how debilitating shame is created and fostered in childhood and how it manifests itself in adulthood and in intimate relationships. Through the use of myths and fairytales to portray different shaming environments, Dr. Middelton-Moz allows you to reach the shamed child within you and to add clarity to what could be difficult concepts.

    Read Shame and Guilt - you're worth it.



  • Understanding Co-Dependency

    Price: 6.36
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    • What is co-dependency
    • How does co-dependency happen?
    • Who is affected by co-dependency?
    • What can be done for a co-dependent?
    • Am I a co-dependent?

    Understanding Co-dependency answers these questions and develops a scientifically based framework for separating the person and their past from their current disease or disorder. It places our past history and present environment (marriage, job, personal life) in their proper perspectives and shows us how to build a happy, healthy life.

    The time has come for a book that establishes the fundamentals of co-dependency and Understanding Co-dependency is that book.


    The Magic of Forgiveness

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    Forgiveness is not an event, it is a process. Forgiveness is most powerful when a woman reaches midlife: a natural time for reflection when she stands at a biological and emotional crossroads. In this groundbreaking book-the first of its kind for women-acclaimed therapist Tian Dayton shows women how assessing their lives and forgiving old wounds is as essential to their well-being as proper nutrition and retirement planning.

    In forgiving, we must work through layers of issues, pain and resentment. Because of this, the process is of great psychological, emotional and spiritual benefit. Left unresolved, past hurts wield their power from within and can contribute to depression and anxiety, undermining the immune system and ultimately opening the door to a multitude of diseases. And harboring resentment prevents us from engaging in deep, meaningful relationships.

    Through solid research, poignant case studies and personal examples, Dr. Dayton guides women through the sometimes painful but healing process to provide the comfort that may have eluded them for years.

    This beautifully written book will open women's eyes to the liberating power of forgiveness and provide the ability to find true joy.


    Chicken Soup for the Soul Cartoons for Moms

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    Because "a picture is worth a thousand words," Chicken Soup for the Soul offers this very special book that takes a humorous look at motherhood from the perspective of internationally syndicated and award-winning cartoonist John McPherson. So much of the joys and frustrations of motherhood cannot be adequately expressed in words, and that's where this book fills the bill. A departure from all other books in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, this collection is 100% cartoons and guaranteed to make every mom laugh out loud.

    This mirth-filled gem depicts everything from pregnancy to empty nest and all points in between, in a tribute to motherhood that is filled with as much laughter as love. Every mother will enjoy the 200 John McPherson original cartoons that fill these pages, and wherever she may be on the journey of motherhood, this book will strike a chord, elicit a smile and bring forth a laugh.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul Cartoons for Moms, like the perennial best-seller Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul, is destined to become the series' next blockbuster!


    Chicken Soup for the Soul Cartoons for Dads

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    After the resounding success of Chicken Soup for the Soul Cartoons for Moms, the authors decided to take a humorous look at fatherhood, again from the perspective of internationally syndicated and award-winning cartoonist, John McPherson. So much of the joys-and frustrations-of fatherhood cannot be adequately expressed in words, and that's where this book fills the bill. A departure from the rest of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, this collection is 100 percent cartoons and guaranteed to make every dad grin, chuckle and laugh out loud.

    This mirth-filled gem will depict the years from expecting the first to the empty nest in a tribute to fatherhood that is filled with as much laughter as love. All fathers are sure to enjoy the 200-plus cartoons-each a John McPherson original-and will doubtless turn to this book again and again for a welcome smile or laugh.


    Chicken Soup for the Christian Teenage Soul

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    For teens who make God an integral part of their lives, teens who are sorting through doubts about whether God really cares about them, and teens who don't know God at all, Chicken Soup for the Christian Teenage Soul may be one of the most influential books they'll ever read.

    These stories about love, friendship, forgiveness, making a difference, courage, dating (and lots more) show how God is at work in teenagers' lives. Teens share stories about how God has given them the courage to cope with the tough stuff, the joy to live a fulfilling life, the strength to persevere when they feel alone, and the love and confidence they need to feel good about themselves. This very special volume will also help them to use other teens' experiences to build a stronger relationship with God.

    For teens tempted to use drugs, alcohol or other substances, Chicken Soup for the Christian Teenage Soul can be a lifeline to God. They will know that God cares what they think when it feels as if no one else does, and that He loves them no matter what.


    365 Days of Taste-Berry Inspiration for Teens

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    The Taste Berries for Teens series has always brought teens valuable insights and provided inspiration for making the most of life. Just as the taste berry convinces the taste buds that all food-even distasteful food-is delicious, so the inspiration in this book will sweeten teens' lives with a special thought and affirmation for each day of the year.

    The desire to be a greater taste berry-to live a richer and more meaningful life-is both natural and noble. This book supports teens as they "Go for it!" each day. Filled with cherished affirmations from the six previous Taste Berry books, each day's message offers encouragement, inspiration and direction-powerful reminders that support teens as they strive to achieve their personal best. In these pages, teens will be reminded of the power of love, friendship, integrity, compassion, service, forgiveness, and many other traits and qualities that will inspire them to live with meaning and purpose. These easy-to-remember affirmations are gems of truth and wisdom-powerful remedies for distraction, discouragement or confusion.

    Uplifting, loving, motivating and practical, these taste-berry morsels will instill in teens the highest ideals and inspire them daily to achieve self-fulfillment.


    Faces of Hope, Babies Born on 9/11

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    September 11, 2001, will forever be etched into our memories as a day of tragedy and despair. Yet, in spite of the fact that so many lives were lost in an instant, there is hope for our future. It lives in the innocence and beauty of newborn babies; proof that life is a circle and that hope always exists, even in the direst of circumstances.

    In this delightful book, Christine Pisera Naman, whose son Trevor was born on that fateful day, has gathered together striking black-and-white photos of her child and forty-nine other babies who share the same birthday. Gathered from each of the fifty states in the union, these shining faces give hope to our nation as its citizens reflect on the anniversary of September 11.

    With simple eloquence, the author shares two wishes that she has for each little one, such as:

    • I hope that you find good in all people.
    • I hope you catch snowflakes on your tongue.
    • I hope you always have more than you need and share your plenty.
    • I hope you are someone's dream come true.

    Through the smiling photos of these precious babies, readers will remember that, even in tragedy, there is always a ray of sunshine. With new life, there is always hope.

    A portion of the proceeds from this book will be donated the Twin Towers Orphan Fund Charity.


    Chicken Soup for the Horse Lover's Soul

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    Our connection to the horse is ancient and visceral. These humble creatures are mentioned in the earliest samplings of the written word, which illustrates how the human/equine bond transcends cultural and economic barriers. The horse's integral role in man's evolution, society's development and the growth of civilizations is unquestioned; they have been immortalized by Hollywood, cherished by little girls and mourned by warriors.

    Chicken Soup for the Horse Lover's Soul is filled with inspiring stories of rescue and rehabilitation, heartbreaking losses, dedication and commitment, and positive messages of responsibility and unconditional love. Readers will enjoy uplifting and humorous stories that depict the horse's intelligence, versatility and intuitiveness; they will discover the horse's healing powers, marvel at the graceful performance of a Grand Prix Dressage winner, be awed by the stamina and strength of a working horse and the athletic prowess of a champion racer.

    In exchange for our love and companionship, horses teach us, heal us, protect us and guide us. Chicken Soup for the Horse Lover's Soul is a worthy celebration of a very noble creature.


    Attention Shoppers!

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    What is it about shopping that makes it at once so appealing and so anxiety producing? The opportunity for self-knowledge is both seductive and frightening. But the same self-knowledge that enables us to choose just the right handbag and leads us to making confident shopping decisions allows us the experience of our own nature and, finally, a sense of being all right.

    Therefore, learning how to shop mindfully, in a way that enhances self-awareness-even if only to acknowledge that one's self needs some work-can help a person find the peace that has always seemed just out of reach. This book will show readers how to do just that, and provide encouragement and inspiration every step of the way.

    Included are short anecdotes from women interviewed by Eliot, depicting different aspects of the shopping experience, along with suggested practices to help readers stay in the present. Divided into short, easy-to-read sections that cover a wide array of topics, this fits-in-a-purse-size book is jam-packed with useful information and delivered with empathy, wisdom and a loving sense of humor.

    By learning to shop more mindfully, readers will discover how to better understand themselves and find fulfillment. They will find ways to connect with that image in the mirror, and know without hesitation how to dress her and furnish her home and celebrate her-and most important, how to trust her. Through that trust, readers will find what they have been shopping for, searching for and longing for . . . increased self-awareness.

    For every reader who has thrown up her hands in despair for lack of time or inclination to meditate or practice yoga, this book is a must-read that shows why a jaunt to the mall offers as great an opportunity for self-discovery and soul-enrichment as a Himalayan mountaintop.


    A Teen's Guide to Christian Living

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    A Teen's Guide to Christian Living takes a refreshing look at real faith in God and how it sustains the younger believer through the ups and downs of life. As teens cope with the pain and fear of divorced parents, broken or abusive relationships, illness, or simply with the pressures of everyday living, this book will help to keep them on solid ground and gain a deeper understanding of their faith through answers to questions like:

    • How well does God know me? Does He love me in spite of things I've said and done?
    • Is there a best way to pray? How does prayer make a difference?
    • Does God watch over my family even if they don't all believe in Him?
    • Does loving God mean I can't go to parties, kiss or flirt?
    • Should I only associate with people who believe what I believe?
    • Can I still be a regular teen with regular friends and a regular life?

    A particular strength of this book lies in stories by teens who share how they learned to rely on God during a moment of truth in their lives-stories that will inspire other teens to surmount life's challenges. Each chapter teaches a particular topic and closes with thought-provoking questions that will help teens examine their lives and put Christian principles into practice.


    Good and Mad

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    Best-selling author and anger expert Jane Middelton-Moz and friends have created a unique tool to help people change their anger experiences from problem to power. Good and Mad's highly effective and accessible approach combines knowledge and tested methods with compelling stories, innovative exercises and journaling prompts, all illustrated by a series of cartoon strips whose characters demonstrate, in comical fashion, the foibles and pitfalls of anger.

    Designed to deal with a serious subject in an accessible way, this book takes an approach that is lighthearted and compassionate, showing readers how to make anger management interesting and fun, without ever making fun of the complex emotion.

    Readers are sure to enjoy and benefit from the elements created expressly for this book: original cartoons, "Mad Pad"journaling and "Anger-obics" exercises-techniques that teach how to access anger's wisdom and heal its unhealthy habits. As readers enjoy the cartoons and laugh with character Tiffani and her friends, they will undoubtedly agree with and relate to her insights. Readers will be delightfully surprised to find more fun and freedom in life as a result of reading this book long before they reach the last page.


    Chicken Soup for the Soul Celebrates Mothers

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    Sharon Wohlmuth captures the essence of motherhood through stunning black-and-white images, creating a mesmerizing book. She brings to life the heartwarming goodness of a very select group of stories through photos of poignant moments that will leave readers moved to both laughter and tears.

    A mother's face is a reflection of the world around her. When her children are hurt, she grimaces in pain. When they are happy, her eyes light up with joy. When they are sad, her cheeks glisten with tears. When they need encouragement, she brims with fierce determination to help them succeed. Hers is the first face we see as we enter the world and the one that stays with us long after she is gone.

    This celebration of the many faces of motherhood makes the perfect holiday gift and, much as Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul, is destined to become a classic.


    You Can't Quit 'til You Know What's Eating You

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    Do you find it impossible to have just one Twinkie?


    Do you start a new diet every Monday?


    Do you feel trapped by your eating habits?


    If you have a problem with food and eating, then You Can't Quit 'til You Know What's Eating You can help you to help yourself.


    This book is about permanent weight loss. It stresses that understanding, not deprivation, produces the results you want. It addresses the psychological elements of losing weight, how to deal with cravings, self-image and body image, the family's influence and more. It includes a self-test to help determine the degree of your eating problem, as well as visualizations, exercises and affirmations.


    If you want to overcome your eating problems permanently, read You Can't Quit 'til You Know What's Eating You and begin your new life today.



    Chicken Soup for the Soul Celebrates Teachers

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    Everyone can remember a special teacher in his or her life: someone who inspired them to achieve greatness, offered encouragement through difficult times, or simply made learning fun and exciting. The magic of Chicken Soup for the Soul takes an all-new direction in this enchanting collection of stories and accompanying photos that honor and celebrate the teachers and mentors in our lives.

    Through the artistry of acclaimed photographer Sharon J. Wohlmuth readers are offered a glimpse into the hearts and minds of those who have dedicated their lives to making a difference in the lives of children. These soul-stirring pictures illuminate the teacher-student relationship in a whole new light and make readers feel a part of every moment in these touching stories.

    The perfect gift for graduation, this delightful book will earn high marks with readers.


    Saving Money with the Tightwad Twins

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    While other books give advice about money markets and outwitting the stock market, Saving Money with the Tightwad Twins gives advice to the struggling woman on a really, really tight budget. She is the forgotten woman of "little time and no dime." She may be single, married, a career woman or a stay-at-home mom, but whoever she is, she is looking for easy ways to organize her life and save money.

    In this no-nonsense book by identical twin sisters Ann Fox Chodakowski and Susan Fox Wood, the Tightwad Twins, women will learn how to reduce or eliminate bills and manage and organize their homes. This "common cents"knowledge will revolutionize the way women look at money; for instance nearly everything can be recycled:

    • Make a coffee table from an old window, door or board. Add bricks or flowerpots for legs.
    • Cut a slit in the shape of an X in an empty prescription bottle for a traveling toothbrush holder.
    • Use soda-pop can tabs for picture hangers. Glue to the back of picture frame with just the top of the clip showing so as to nail easily to the wall.
    • A candle placed in a cheese or vegetable grater looks fabulous at night. Tie the top with a red ribbon to make it even more festive.

    The tighwad twins also timesaving forms, quick-and-easy recipes for no-fuss, cheap meals, and lists of organizations that give away freebies. In no time at all, readers will reap the benefits of thriftiness and find time to enjoy their newfound financial freedom.

    "These twins really know their stuff!" - Maury Povich

    "The twins are masters at saving money." - The National Enquirer

    "These twins do a great job: humorous, but insightful on ways to save money and reuse everything!" -Crook and Chase


    The Truth About Mental Illness

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    An invaluable reference book from the premiere authority on, and international bestselling author of, addiction and mental health issues.

    Dr. Whitfield provides clinicians, patients and their families with a most crucial guide to mental illness, including information on new treatment options. This unique approach also answers questions on the role unresolved trauma plays in mental illness.

    According the National Institutes of Mental Health, one in five American adults suffers from some kind of mental disorder. The Truth About Mental Illness uncovers the myths and realities of disorders such as, post-traumatic stress, ADD, anxiety, eating disorders, drug addiction, schizophrenia and personality disorders. Whitfield offers cutting-edge research into their causes; why the real causes are often overlooked; how clinicians and patients can avoid misdiagnosis and how to prevent dangerous drug interactions. He also offers important non-medicated treatment options, which can be used alone or as an adjunct to prescription treatment.


    How Not to Be My Patient

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    "By the time I see most of my patients, they have weeks, not months, left to live,"says Edward T. Creagan, M.D., cancer specialist and professor, Mayo Clinic Medical School. "Let there be no doubt, they are courageous, and we have many incredible success stories that defy what we know about cancer. But truth be known, half of my patients never needed to walk into my exam room because their cancers were related to lifestyle choices they made along the way. I'm not placing blame or guilt. In this book, I will tell you what you can do, for yourself and your family, so you won't ever be my patient."

    How Not to Be My Patient teaches people how to talk so their doctors will listen. Dr. Creagan shares insights doctors are never taught in medical school-insights readers will be surprised to learn. He takes readers inside the examination room and teaches them how to make the most of their seven minutes-the average time of an office visit. Every one of us can lower our own risk of premature death and disability right now-it's never too late. But first, we need to take personal responsibility for our own health and welfare in order to decrease the risks of developing diseases, especially cancer-the most-feared disease of all.

    With Dr. Creagan's prescription for prevention and survival, readers can take control of their health care, their medical records and their decision making. Dr. Creagan will also show patients how to wisely select and build partnerships with their doctors, even though today's bureaucratic strangleholds are driving doctors to retire early and forcing patients to the Internet for advice.

    For those whose future includes an encounter with a life-changing illness such as cancer, heart disease or diabetes, Dr. Creagan has this empowering message: You can survive any diagnosis.


    Anger

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    William DeFoore provides practical solutions to one of society's most pressing concerns-anger and rage. His practical ten-step approach offers a way to reach a new level of psychological and physical health by learning to deal with anger in healthy ways. Through gripping stories, research and narrative, DeFoore explores the many faces of anger, including passive anger, anger during the grief process, anger among males, and anger that can actually help us connect with our spirituality and life purpose.

    This edition has added new chapters that cover anger in women, anger in children, in school, in the workplace, and domestic violence.


    Overcoming Perfectionism

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    Real Men Do Yoga

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    With its revolutionary approach to yoga and innovative, male-oriented instruction, Real Men Do Yoga will be the definitive guide for both novice and veteran men who are discovering the innumerable physical and mental benefits of yoga.

    Satisfying the male fascination with sports and admiration for athletes are interviews with more than twenty pros, all of whom are enthusiastic yoga practitioners: football's Eddie George, Shannon Sharpe and Amani Toomer; baseball pitchers Barry Zito (2002 Cy Young Award winner) and Al Leiter, star hockey goalie Sean Burke and NBA superstar Kevin Garnett as well as pro golfers and tennis players.

    Photos of sports stars doing yoga, such as football greats Dan Marino and Chris Carter, drive home a powerful message. Each chapter offers a combination of stretches and strength-builders that target and benefit specific areas:

    • Conquering back pain (which afflicts an estimated 10 million men)
    • Improving sports performance including yoga for golf, running, basketball, tennis and more
    • Increasing flexibility in the upper body, spine and lower body
    • Building muscle strength
    • Improving sexual performance

    In a sea of yoga books aimed at women, Real Men Do Yoga is an easily accessible, "non-New Agey" guidebook that takes something mysterious to American men and offers a reassuringly effective and practical guide that they'll actually use.


    Adult Children of Alcoholics

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    Ten years ago, Janet Woititz broke new ground in our understanding of what it is to be an Adult Child of an Alcoholic. Today she re-examines the movement and its inclusion of Adult Children from various dysfunctional family backgrounds who share the same characteristics. After more than ten years of working with ACoAs she shares the recovery hints that she has found to work. Read Adult Children of Alcoholics to see where the journey began and for ideas on where to go from here.


    Fit for Life

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    There is only one concept to grasp and only one action to take: Eat more living food than dead food. The simplicity of this message has eluded people up to now. In fact, it may seem oversimplified. Because of past frustrations and disappointments, people have come to believe that losing weight is complicated, difficult and expensive. Truth be told, all that is required to reap the myriad benefits of Harvey Diamond's program is to return to the fundamentals of life.

    The human body is intelligent and capable beyond anyone's comprehension, but in order to unleash this extraordinary intelligence-including that which normalizes body weight-the proper fuel is required. That fuel is living food. But for some inexplicable reason, people have allowed themselves to believe that they can give their bodies the wrong fuel and then have it operate at optimum efficiency. And that is why most people become overweight.

    This book offers not a diet, but a lifelong way of eating that allows the eating experience to remain a joyous one, rather than a clinical endeavor of measuring portions, counting calories, calculating grams of fat, carbohydrates and protein, or ingesting meal replacements. It teaches readers how to eat any food in the most healthful way so there is no feeling of deprivation. As readers embark on this life-changing journey, they will experience the surge of energy and well-being that only comes as the automatic result of properly fueling their bodies. Providing deliberate, gentle and forgiving guidance every step of the way, this book will become readers' trusted source and companion as they create a new way of eating and living, which will lead to both overweight and poor health becoming conditions of the past.


    The Power of Focus for Women

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    Many women today feel their life is constantly in fast-forward mode-juggling careers, family and personal time. The Power of Focus for Women offers practical solutions for the real day-to-day issues that confront women from all walks of life. Similar to the format of the original best-seller, these solutions are highlighted as ten specific focusing strategies. Each chapter includes inspirational success stories and offers easy-to-implement action steps that will help women make significant improvements in their lifestyles. Topics include:

    • Reality versus Fantasy
    • The 5 Deadly Burdens
    • Shedding the Masks We Wear
    • Setting New Boundaries
    • Creating an Excellent Balance
    • Knowing What You Want and Why
    • The Challenge of Change

    More than any other time in history, women around the world are now ready and waiting to create the life they REALLY deserve. This book shows them how!


    Ghosts in the Bedroom

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    LI>As the partner of an incest survivor, do you feel like a neglected victim even though your life has been drastically affected by the aftermath of sexual abuse?

  • Do you fee left out in the cold as you watch them go through recovery?

  • Do you feel isolated or rejected, and think that no one else will understand your problems?

    Although the impact of incest or sexual abuse can destroy relationships and test long-standing commitments, the information in this book may be the key to holding your relationship together through the journey to recovery.

    Ghosts in the Bedroom provides comfort and guidance for partners in the process of recovery. Graber draws from personal experience to show how partners can accept responsibility for their own issues, support the recovery of the incest or sexual abuse survivor and work toward solving relationship problems together.


  • The Power of Faithful Focus

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    More than 350,000 people have used the strategies from the original Power of Focus to transform their lives. Now, Les Hewitt is joined by minister and theologian Charles Self to adapt his core focusing strategies for contemporary Christians with special emphasis on their concerns, issues and practical applications relevant to their lives.

    Biblical references, scripture and success stories teach practical methods for putting their faith to work and attaining the prosperity Christ offers. Some of the focusing strategies include: Living on Purpose, with Action Steps for discovering and living God's specific purpose; Creating Optimum Balance, with Action Steps for reducing stress; and Maintaining Persistence, with Action Steps for overcoming hardships.

    The book includes Bible Guides for both group and individual study.


    Teen Spirit

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    Are you curious about a friend's religion? Interested in going deeper into your own faith? In Teen Spirit, Pastor Paul demystifies misperceptions and shows you how to embrace and accept different religious beliefs while remaining faithful to your own core values.

    Check out:
    What celebrities like Ja Rule, Hakeem Olajuwon, Adam Yauch, Christy Turlington, Moby and Bono have to say about their personal spirituality and religion;

    Tips on how to visit a meditation center, a church, a mosque, a synagogue or a temple - what you'll see and what you should know before you go;

    Teens' own stories about why they're religious;

    FaithFacts, quizzes . . . and more.

    "Paul Raushenbush displays a deep, intuitive understanding of the spiritual crises afflicting young people. He knows how they see the world, and he feels what they feel."
    - Anthony DeCurtis, Rolling Stone Magazine

    "[Paul] Raushenbush brings the many roads of belief to one destination and enables them to coexist peacefully."
    - Laura Dern, actress, and Ben Harper, singer-songwriter

    "An excellent book."
    - Library Journal


    My Recovery

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    To get somewhere it is useful to know where you are going. This can be especially difficult for people struggling with issues of addiction, compulsion, physical or mental illness. In this simple yet effective three-part program, best-selling author Charles Whitfield helps readers chart their own treatment plan and find a way out of the often confusing vortex of recovery work. Through illustrative charts and graphics he shows readers how to write their own recovery plan, including how to identify core issues and how to integrate those issues into a personalized plan.

    Stage one helps readers identify the illness or condition that plagues them and explains how recovery truly is within reach of those who participate in a full recovery program.

    Stage two explains how healing requires the reader to consider their adult child of trauma issues, such as co-dependence. It describes the way out of the pain and confusion-learning self-awareness, self-acceptance, self-responsibility and self-reflection.

    Stage three addresses more keys to success including having a healthy and nourishing spirituality and learning to live in the present moment, no longer burdened by the past or fearing the future.

    My Recovery Plan is an empowering book; it will give readers hope and instill the knowledge that they can, indeed, recover.


    12 Months Of Faith

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    Teens have a lot of questions about God and faith, such as, Is God really there? Does He really care about my life? How should I pray? How can I know if God is listening or if He has anything to say to me? How do I know what plans He has for my life? This interactive journal is designed to help teens answer those questions and connect with our heavenly Father every day to gain a deeper understanding of what His Word says to them.

    12 Months of Faith will teach teens these truths and more:

    • How God's grace and promises apply to their lives 24/7
    • How to make God-directed decisions
    • How to recognize sin and its deception in their lives
    • The power of repentance and forgiveness
    • How to bring God into their relationships
    • Why we must sometimes experience sorrow and suffering
    • How to make a godly impact on the world

    Based on twelve principles examined in each month of the year, 12 Months of Faith will guide teens through their own writing, daily prayer and scripture reflection, to a deeper relationship with God and discovery of who they really are.


    Make More than Your Parents

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    Every kid knows that things are a lot more expensive today than when their parents grew up. That means they have to earn more than their parents, and this book will show them how.

    Earning money should be fun. Make More than Your Parents uncovers the reality that, the more fun they make it, the better they'll be at it. With cool activities, helpful hints, fun graphics and journaling pages, this book provides a step-by-step process that outlines the most effective ways for kids to make their money work for them, to build a life of financial freedom.

    Chapters include: Getting Started; Earning Money; Spending Money; Saving Money; Investing Money; and Be Your Own Boss. In addition, helpful resource sections outline job ideas, as well as agencies that can help with career advice and money management. A suggested reading list and glossary help make this book a fun, one-stop sourcebook for all money-management questions. Plus, readers can visit the Make More Web site: gotmoola.com.


    If God Is Good, Why Is The World So Bad?

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    In these troubled times, people are asking very difficult questions about God and their faith:

    • If I suffer, does that mean I deserve it?
    • Why do innocent people, especially children, die tragically?
    • How can God be so cruel?
    • Does God ever intervene during times of trouble?
    • Who really runs the world-God or man?
    • Do my prayers do any good?
    • Why does God allow sickness, torture and evil to exist?

    Benjamin Blech admits, the answers are not simple. There is no one-size-fits-all explanation. Indeed, not only are there many answers, but in different situations several explanations may apply. Blech wrote this book as an intellectual analysis of Jewish wisdom on the subject of suffering. His theories are the fruit of thousands of years of debate, examination and struggle. Jewish wisdom teaches that there are rich and inspiring answers to the ultimate question: If God is good, why is the world so bad?

    Take part in the most important spiritual journey of all-the quest for serenity in the face of adversity-and discover that in the accumulated wisdom of the ages lies a time-tested solution for turning despair into hope and sorrow into faith.


    Daughters and Mothers

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    The mother/daughter relationship is one of the most intense relationships a woman will ever experience-it is strong and primary. This first and essential relationship has a powerful, though often subtle, effect on an adult woman's interactions with her mate, children, friends-and herself. Often, this crucial bond, which was initially based in love, turns into one of anger, guilt and resentment, the effects of which can permeate a woman's life; a burden from the past that is haunting, limiting and debilitating.

    In this profound book, coauthors Julie Firman and her daughter Dorothy Firman, both psychotherapists who specialize in mother/daughter workshops, help readers sift through old behavior patterns, feelings and thoughts to transform their relationships and, ultimately, themselves. For every woman who experiences the pain in her relationship with her mother or daughter, there is the promise of finding the joy. The Firmans will help readers grow beyond their limitations into more integrated, freer and more fulfilled women, using stories from their own lives, case studies of other women, and practical, revealing workbook exercises.

    Daughters and Mothers is an essential guide for women who want to heal their relationship and achieve greater acceptance, love and harmony. It book is for women of all ages-and one that is never too late to read.


    Living the Ten Commandments in New Times

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    Each of the 10 Commandments is perfectly formulated common sense that is totally relevant to current times, and popular author Bettie Youngs lifts the veil one by one to reveal the facts and purpose behind each principle. Most teens see the 10 Commandments as a bunch of old rules that no longer apply to them, but once the mystery is removed, it becomes clear that they are as meaningful today as ever before. Adept at making sense of issues at the heart of young adults, Youngs shows how each commandment is an integral part of the foundation for moral and spiritual conduct, as well as for peace and prosperity. This is a highly relevant book that will help teens live in peace, harmony and safety with each other and with God.


    Born in Our Hearts

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    A heartwarming collection of true stories that weave a rich tapestry of the adoption experience from many different perspectives: birthmothers, adoptive parents and grandparents, and adopted children and adults. These inspiring stories reveal the challenges and joys of the lifelong adoption journey including: the pain of letting go of a child; the wonderment of meeting "your" perfect child halfway around the world; the challenges of adopting an older child already set in his ways; watching a child's potential flourish in a loving environment; sibling rivalry and eventual bonding; integrating a child's culture into a new multiracial family; finding peace in the search for identity, roots and unanswered questions; and feeling the happiness and love that comes from forming a family.

    While each story is unique, the emotions conveyed are universal: love, loss, hope and joy.

    The collection will appeal to everyone affected by adoption, regardless of their phase in the journey.

    Stunning black-and-white photos are included.


    Silently Seduced

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    Did you have a parent whose love for you felt more confining than freeing, more demanding than giving, more instrusive than nurturing? Did you feel trapped in a "psychological marriage" with this parent? If so, you may be a victim of covert incest.

    Identification of this kind of incest is difficult, since covert incest victimrs often feel idealized and privileged, not violated and abused. In Silently Seduced, Dr. Adams, through illustrative case examples and perceptive insight, provides covert incest victims a framework to understand what happened to them, how their lives and relationships continue to be affected and how to begin the process of recovery.


    Una 2a ración de Sopa de Pollo para el Alma de la Mujer

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    This latest collection of stories celebrates the shared experiences of being a woman in a 101 new ways. You will be moved by these true accounts of how women like you have embraced life's defining moments by finding love, dealing with loss, overcoming obstacles and achieving their dreams and goals. Like spending time with a trusted friend, A Second Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul will put difficult times into perspective, renew your faith in yourself and make you aware of the miracles in your own life.


    Sopa de Pollo para el Alma de la Pareja

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    Whether single, separated or someone's spouse, everyone wants to find and keep this elusive thing called love. Bestselling author and foremost relationship expert Barbara De Angelis teams up as a co-author of Chicken Soup for the Couple's Soul, a collection of heartwarming stories about how real people discovered true love with the person of their dreams. With chapters on finding each other, intimacy, commitment, understanding, and overcoming obstacles, readers will find inspiration whether they're beginning a new relationship, hoping to work through a difficult one, or trying to recognize extraordinary moments in their lives. A sweet spoonful of this enchanting Chicken Soup collection will warm the hearts of the romantic readers everywhere.


    Una 2a ración de Sopa de Pollo para el Alma del Adolescente

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    Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul II offers more inspiring stories to help you master the game we call life. Today's teens have ever more issues and social pressures to juggle than young adults just 20 years ago. This book, like its predecessor, can be your guide - a beacon in the darkness, a safe haven in a storm, a warm hug in the cold and a respite from loneliness. There's no preaching as to what you should and shouldn't do. Instead, this book is full of teens sharing their experiences on learning to accept like, becoming the best person you can be, being happy with who you are, and loving yourself - no matter what.


    Cómo ser como Jesús

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    No one can be like Jesus yet we can all be like Jesus. In all of history there has never been--and never will be-anyone like Him.

    In this extraordinary book, devout Christian and internationally acclaimed speaker, author and sports executive Pat Williams reveals the pure essence of Jesus. Although Christianity teaches that Jesus is God, most people lose sight of His humanity. Through the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, Williams helps us understand who Jesus really was--His mind, His wisdom, His love, His humility, His courage and His goodness. The story of Jesus' life is told powerfully and dramatically and the meaning of his teachings is compellingly brought home through contemporary stories of people who exemplify what it means to be like Jesus.

    The Jesus of this book is truly the Jesus who lived and identified with us and with whom we also can identify. Williams provides persuasive and provocative insight on how to truly be like Jesus through His teachings and this living example of genuine love, forgiveness, prayer, obedience, service, humility, integrity, leadership, and more.

    This uncomplicated and fascinating work will enable readers to learn from Jesus' life, understand his words and build his traits and character qualities into their lives. The quintessential book on how to live a better life and create a positive and lasting effect on the lives of others, How to be Like Jesus may be the discovery of a lifetime.


    El Niño Sin Nombre

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    This book chronicles the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games--games that left him nearly dead. He had to learn how to play his mother's games in order to survive because she no longer considered him a son, but a slave; and no longer a boy, but an "it."

    Dave's bed was an old army cot in the basement, and his clothes were torn and raunchy. When his mother allowed him the luxury of food, it was nothing more than spoiled scraps that even the dogs refused to eat. The outside world knew nothing of his living nightmare. He had nothing or no one to turn to, but his dreams kept him alive--dreams of someone taking care of him, loving him and calling him their son.


    Chicken Soup for the Soul Unlocking the Secrets to Living Your Dreams

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    In the years since it was first published, the magic of Chicken Soup for the Soul has touched the hearts and minds of more than 70 million readers from all walks of life with its stories of ordinary people who have done extraordinary things. With its powerful message of hope and inspiration, the series that Newsweek called "a publishing phenomenon" has taught readers that dreams really do come true for those who dare to believe that any obstacle, no matter how daunting, can be overcome with persistence, patience and belief in oneself.

    In this commemorative tenth anniversary edition, readers will find fifty of the best-loved stories from the series, those that exemplify the spirit of Chicken Soup and its ability to illuminate the path we all walk on. Included are poignant letters from readers whose lives were transformed by what they read and a special section written by coauthors, master motivators Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, on the special principles of living your dreams that everyone can follow.

    This keepsake edition is a must-have for every reader who has ever opened his or her heart to the goodness and grace that is Chicken Soup for the Soul.


    Chicken Soup for the Bride's Soul

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    Your wedding day is one of the most memorable of your lifeespecially if you're the bride. From unique proposals to hilarious and touching tales of actual ceremonies and receptions, this book will inspire anyone looking ahead to the big day. Chicken Soup for the Bride's Soul features a final section on Anniversaries will give it a long shelf life, and open the market to those remembering the joy of their wedding day in later years. It's the perfect gift for bridal showers, weddings and anniversaries.


    Chicken Soup to Inspire the Body & Soul

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    Need a physical and spiritual boost to kick the year off right? Need some extra power to reach goals and commitments? With hundreds of exercise plans, diet gurus, and spiritual advisors out there clamoring for airwaves, there's a noticeable void of inspiring stories to give people that extra push to get them started and keep them going

    This book is not a replacement for yoga or The Zone; it is a companion a reminder that hard work and determination really do pay off, and that our bodies are gifts to be cared for and treasured through exercise and healthy living.


    Chicken Soup for the African American Soul

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    This is the book everyone has been waiting for-an inspiring celebration of the joy, challenges, and triumphs of being African American.

    Combine Ilyana Vanzant and Terry McMillan, then include a dash of E. Lynn Harris, and you've got Chicken Soup for the African American Soul. This book captures the spirit of the community through inspiring storytelling that understands both the struggles and joys of being African American. From Jim Crow to the Civil Rights movement to today's business leaders and gangsta culture, this book is a primer on black history. And like all Chicken Soup books, it's a moving tribute to the small things-a moment of insight, a mentor, a lover, the loss of innocence-that make life worth living.

    This great volume is focused on representing all facets of African American life-man and woman; young and old; rural, suburban, and urban; rich and poor; race conscious and mostly color-blind.

      Chapters Include: Celebrating Our Strength, Strong Roots, The African American Family, Love and Relationships, The Power of Community, Praise, Worship and Prayer

      Featured Celebrities Include: Maya Angelou, Angela Davis, E. Lynn Harris, Yolanda King (daughter of Martin Luther King), Muhammad Ali, Mean Joe Green, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Bill Cosby, Colin Powell


    Life Lessons For Women

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    Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen have inspired millions with their timeless tales of everyday life. Now they team with noted women's issues expert Stephanie Martson for the first new book series in the Chicken Soup line.

    Extraordinary recipes for living will improve lives in nine simple steps. Women will benefit from getting to know themselves in a journal that truly celebrate life. The basic premise of the Chicken Soup seriesthe power of friendship, the joy of the small moment, and importance of relationships -- has been reborn into a step-by-step primer for a better life. The advice in Life Lessons is aimed specifically at women and their everyday concerns, such as finding time, making ends meet and balancing priorities; it is straightforward yet perceptive, and combined with powerful stories, it overflows with inspiration and direction for creating a significant life.


    Chicken Soup for the Fisherman's Soul

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    More than fish tales in this delightful book, readers will discover stories about the special relationships that develop through fishing-between parents and children, between friends and lovers, between fisherman, nature, and the elusive fish. Fishing is a common thread in many lives, and this book shows the strength and importance of those threads-whether your passion is fly-fishing, bass fishing, deepwater fishing, or just casting a line on a hot summer day.

    Chapters include: First Cast, Small Fries, The One That Got Away and Hooked For Love.


    Chicken Soup for the Nature Lover's Soul

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    For anyone who enjoys spending time in the great outdoors: hikers, mountain climbers, snowboarders, kayakers, campers, beach-lovers, tree-huggers and more! Stories of adventure are complemented by tales of introspection and quiet moments that focus on the exhilaration of bonds created outdoors and the beauty of natural landscapes.


    Chicken Soup for the Soul

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    Dogs. Our best friends. From thedawn of civilization, we have cherished them as our loyal companions, exuberant playmates, healing and gentle souls.

    From adorable puppies with floppy ears and wobbly steps to full-grown guardinas of our love and trust, there is no other animal that compares to the dog. A playful growl, a boisterous bark, a cock of the head, an inquisitive stare - each inspires us with love and adoration.

    The stoires and photographs in this wonderful volume celebrate the humor, loyalty, love, courage and healing power of our canine companions. Each page in this book rejoices in the wonderful and poignant moments we share with our furry friends and the lessons of love they teach us each and every day.


    Chicken Soup for the Soul

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    From the impishness of kittens, to the regal mystery of adult cats, our feline companions never cease to captivate our hearts and imagination.

    This wonderful volume celebrates the moments we share with our feline friendsthose both tender and amusing. It reminds us of the unique idiosyncrasies that keep us in their thrall: their independence and their affection, their mystique, their playfulness and, yes, even their disdain.

    Deep down, all cat lovers know that the animals they love are great big lions in disguise. This romantic notion is captured in the photographs, stories, poems and witticisms that grace these pages.


    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Cartoons for Teachers

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    More than 200 cartoons from syndicated cartoonist John McPherson show our appreciation for, and sometimes our impatience with, one of the most important bedrocks of our nations future: our teachers. From elementary school to college, and from piano teachers to sports coaches, this book makes a hilarious and heartwarming gift for our favorite mentors.


    Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul II

    Price: 10.47
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    At last the long-awaited follow-up to the 1.2 million-copy bestseller! Filled with relevant, inspiring and fun stories written mostly by kids, this new volume features a unique, innovative chapter, "Rockin' Our World", that highlights real kids achieving real dreams, helping less fortunate people, starting your own business, and utilizing your unique abilities. For a young generation repeatedly exposed to a hostile world, this must-read book promotes positive thinking, giving to others, unity and tolerance. Chapters cover preteen concerns such as friendship, body changes, first crushes, difficult choices, as well as tough issues such as divorce, drugs and alcohol, and dealing with death for the first time.


    Co-Dependence - Healing the Human Condition

    Price: 10.36
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    Of all the books on the often misunderstood concept of co-dependence, this is probably the clearest, most complete and informative. Charles Whitfield is a frontline clinician who has been assisting co-dependents in their healing for over twenty years. He has researched the literature on co-dependence, which he summarizes in this widely read book.

    He sees co-dependence as a way to more accurately describe the painful and confusing part of the human condition. In careful detail he describes just what co-dependence is and what it is not, how it comes about, and how to heal its painful aftereffects.


    Chicken Soup for the Soul Celebrates Sisters

    Price: 6.97
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    This new addition to the successful "Celebrates" photo series explores and treasures the bond between sisters. A small, gift-sized photo book, it combines new stories with beautiful photos that evoke the special relationship only sisters can experience.


    Daily Affirmations for Parents

    Price: 5.56
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    Parents are a particularly wonderful breed of humans. We are the men and women who cannot sleep at night when we are worried about our children. We are the mothers who go through the greatest pain of our lives and immediately afterward feel nothing but pure joy and gratitude for what that pain has brought. We are the people who would give up everything we have in exchange for our child, who feel more love looking into those beautiful little faces than we have ever felt, who know that there is really no such thing as quality time--it is all quality time. It is for these wonderful people this book is written.



    Chicken Soup for the Girlfriend's Soul

    Price: 10.47
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    An inspiring and humorous celebration of the special bond of friendship.

    She championed you through your years wearing braces and you calmed her nerves before her walk down the aisle. She advised you on what to wear to land your perfect job and you taught her how to get her newborn to sleep during a midnight phone call. Together you've dug through your backyard looking for pirate's treasure and dug through bargain bins during shopping outings; youve shared your secrets, doubts and dreams; and you look forward to conquering hot flashes together.

    You may have met her in kindergarten or at work, in a playgroup or on the Internetbut if shes cheered you up, cheered you on or lifted your spirit, Chicken Soup for the Girlfriends Soul is the perfect tribute to that special friend. Whether she's your lunch companion, your sounding board, your confidant, or all of the above, she anchors you during life's storms and helps you revel in life's joys.

    With tales of finding friends in unexpected places, of strength during life's toughest challenges, and of forging lifelong bonds and memories, this book will tug at your heart and hers as you celebrate the unique spirit of female friendship.


    Diamonds, Pearls & Stones

    Price: 7.96
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    Jennifer Read Hawthorne, beloved coauthor of the #1 New York Times best seller Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul, and Barbara Warren Holden, interviewed young women on their biggest life challenges. They then sought the wisdom of experienced women to address these "new century" problems. The result is this exquisite book, offering eclectic wisdom from older women to their younger counterparts on a variety of life issues.

    When women reach certain rites of passage-going to college, getting married or having a baby-they become mindful of their mother's advice and come to appreciate the life experiences of more mature women. In fact, when interviewed by the authors, young women specifically expressed a desire for older mentors, so Hawthorne and Holden answered them through the words of society's most successful and wise women-mothers, doctors, writers, activists, therapists-and included inspiring advice from celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Hilary Clinton, Janis Joplin and Barbara Walters.

    Some chapter topics include: Living in Your Body, Transforming Your Emotions & Trusting Your Feelings, Awakening Your Creativity, Discovering Your Destiny, Finding Your Tribe and Accessing Authentic Female Power.

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