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Achieve a healthy and joyous lifestyle using Doron Hanoch's flexitarian method—a blend of yoga, breathing practices, nutrition, mind work, and Ayurveda. Begin by setting a destination for your ideal life, and daily and weekly intentions to reach that goal. Use the tools of Ayurveda to assess your constitution and where you might be out of balance, and learn how to get back in balance. Engage in yoga postures and optimal nutrition for a healthier body. Practice breath work and meditation to ease stress, cultivate energy, and balance the brain and emotions. And make it all happen through programs to get you started and keep you going. Hanoch includes techniques for dealing with stress, insomnia, distractions and hurdles, and tips for creating a healthy environment and positive state of mind. Join us for an event with Doron Hanoch on July 5.

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The Yoga Lifestyle: Using the Flexitarian Method to Ease Stress, Find Balance, and Create a Healthy Life Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780738748665
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Published: Llewellyn Publications - June 8th, 2016

At 20 years old, Shawn Stevenson was diagnosed with degenerative bone and disc disease. He had the spine of an 80-year old. Following doctor's orders, he restricted his activity…and packed on the pounds. One night, that all changed. He made a conscious choice to change his health for the better. After much research, he dropped his fast-food diet, started exercising, and adopted the "early to bed, early to rise" life-style. Nine months later, his debilitating pain was gone, the excess pounds were history, and he looked radiant. What does this have to do with getting a better night's sleep? By "sleeping smarter" and optimizing his nutrition, Stevenson was able to heal his body. Now a world-renowned health expert and host of the top-rated podcast The Model Health Show, Stevenson shares his tricks and power tips for discovering the best sleep and best health of your life. With his 14-day Sleep Makeover, you'll learn how to create the best sleep environment, fix your gut to fix your slumber, use bodywork that works, calm your mind, supplement correctly, eat for hormone health, and calculate your ideal bedtime and rising time so that your body can recharge and recover.

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Sleep Smarter: 21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to a Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781623367398
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Published: Rodale Books - March 15th, 2016

Wellth, derived from the Middle English, is "a life exemplified by abundance, happiness, purpose, health, and joy." How does one achieve this ideal state of living? According to Jason Wachob, it's not by following a one-size-fits-all plan. But it does involve finding the right way to eat, move, work, believe, explore, breathe, connect, love, heal, thank, ground, live, and laugh. In this prescriptive memoir he redefines successful living, offering readers a new life currency to build on--one steeped in physical and emotional health--and explains why it's important to make frequent deposits into your own "wellth" accounts. Jason Wachob admits he's not a doctor. He's not a healer or a motivational coach. He's a regular guy who went from being a successful Wall Street trader to being flat broke, and eventually discovered his passion: founding the highly successful website mindbodygreen.com, a site dedicated to health and happiness. Through his personal experience and contributions from popular experts, including Dr. Frank Lipman, psychologist Sue Johnson, and Dr. Lissa Rankin, you'll learn how you, too, can build a truly "wellthy" life.

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ISBN: 9781101904480
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Published: Harmony - March 1st, 2016

If your efforts to achieve your goals leave you frustrated, resistant, or overwhelmed, believe it or not, you can learn to succeed with less stress and struggle, and learn to be more productive without sacrificing what you care about most. In his bestselling The Power Of Habit, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charles Duhigg explained why we do what we do. Now he applies his investigative skills and storytelling abilities to explain how we can get better at doing what we do. Hint: it's not about working longer hours or making bigger sacrifices. It's about the choices we make, and how we make them. Duhigg interviewed neurologists, businesspeople, government leaders, and psychologists; he talked to filmmakers at Disney and scientists at Google, FBI agents, poker players, and pilots, and discovered eight key concepts that fuel productivity. To work smarter, faster and better, you need to learn how to: develop a "bias toward action," set ambitious and SMART goals, motivate yourself through the "why?" question, reframe problems, notice hidden opportunities, open your mind to new, creative connections, and interact with data in different ways. In the final chapter he applies the lessons to his own life, from the drudgery of responding to emails, to the complicated task of researching and writing this book. I highly recommend it to managers, entrepreneurs, and anyone who wants to learn how to live a productive life, or run a successful business, with ease.

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Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812993394
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Published: Random House - March 8th, 2016

Serious writers know the name Natalie Goldberg: writer, Zen teacher, and author of the classic Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within, among other books on creativity. Most writers probably own that classic, referring to it time and again for advice, perhaps eagerly awaiting more writerly wisdom from the woman who changed the way writing is practiced. Well, wait no more. In The Great Spring, Goldberg shares the moments that have sprung from her own life of writing, teaching, and Zen practice—moments of searching, wandering, zigzagging, losing, and leaping where she has found herself and her voice. In these pages, we watch as Natalie "makes positive effort for the good"—one of the guiding rules of her writing life—and we see that if we can stay attentive in our lives, even in the middle of the ruins, "we can hear the sound of a songbird in a Paris chestnut tree."

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ISBN: 9781611803167
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Published: Shambhala - February 2nd, 2016

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