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This classic book on meditation has introduced generations of readers to the life-changing beauty of mindful awareness. Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh offers gentle anecdotes and practical exercises as a means of learning the skills of mindfulness. From washing the dishes to walking to spending a day in mindfulness, he reminds us that each moment holds within it an opportunity to work toward greater self-understanding and peacefulness. This gift edition features Thich Nhat Hanh's inspiring calligraphy, photographs from his travels around the world, and a revised afterword.

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By Thich Nhat Hanh, Mobi Ho (Translator)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780807064900
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Published: Beacon Press - October 25th, 2016

The New York Times best-selling author of E-Squared now offers a 30-day trial in “ferocious, militant, in-your-face gratitude” that will build your abundance portfolio of love, creativity, and joy. By turning off the negative voice in your head and looking for blessings, Grout says the universe opens a portal to the field of infinite possibilities. Focusing on all that's going right in your life makes good things visible, magnifies them, and sends positive ripples into the world. So how do you do that? By occupying the negative voice with the 27 “party games” Grout developed, so the positive voice can get through. 

In Thank & Grow Rich, you'll learn how to build your alchemic, spiritual, creative, adventure, and social capital. In 30 days, you'll identify good things in your life, tap into a higher power, move toward that which brings you joy, turn every day into an adventure, and share your luck. But that's not all. Grout guarantees that if you get on the gratitude frequency, you'll receive four personalized gifts from the universe. At the very least, you'll feel a whole lot better. Not a bad deal for the price of a book. 

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$15.99
ISBN: 9781401949846
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Published: Hay House - August 30th, 2016

Here’s a guide to tailoring your diet to your digestion. It starts with a simple test (using a soda cracker or piece of raw potato!) to determine how well you digest starch. From there, Dr Moalem, a physician (so he knows people), a neurogeneticist (so he knows DNA) and a best selling author (so it’s a good read), launches into detail. His program comprises five action “Pillars:” Eat for your genes; Reverse aging; Eat umami; Drink oolong tea; and Live slowly. Much of the advice will be familiar—avoid processed food, reduce red meat, exercise regularly—but some will not, such as the focus on “umami,” the insidious effect of emulsifiers as food additives, and the benefits of marinating meat. The book includes numerous specific health tips and ends with sample menus and recipes.

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By Sharon Moalem, Nobu Matsuhisa (Foreword by)
$26.99
ISBN: 9781623366681
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Published: Rodale Books - September 6th, 2016

This captivating new tarot deck draws you into the vibrant but often hidden world of English magic, evoking a golden age of Elizabethan-era mysticism when John Dee was Queen Elizabeth’s Court Astrologer, antiquarian John Aubrey rediscovered ancient sacred sites, and the great physicist Isaac Newton studied alchemy. Brought to you by renowned artist Rex Van Ryn, colorist Steve Dooley, and writer Andy Letcher, this deck has a dynamic, graphic style.   

This isn't your average tarot deck. Through a series of riddles, clues and hidden messages imbedded in the cards, the English Magic Tarot tells a story. Once you solve the code it will help you better understand the wisdom behind the cards and the true source of English magic.

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By Rex Van Ryn (Illustrator), Steve Dooley (Illustrator), Andy Letcher
$24.95
ISBN: 9781578636006
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Published: Weiser Books - October 2016

The tale of "Chicken Little" gets a modern spin when the fearful fowl, believing the sky is falling, is asked four simple questions that change her perspective. The questions, based on Byron Katie's philosophy called "The Work," can be used by kids and adults to turn fears around. Byron Katie is the author of the bestsellers Loving What Is and A Thousand Names for Joy. Hans Wilhelm is one of America's foremost author and illustrator of children's books.

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By Byron Katie, Hans Wilhelm (Illustrator)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780399174247
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Published: Tarcherperigee - July 12th, 2016

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