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Growing up, Jim Doty was poor, with an alcoholic father and a mother chronically depressed and paralyzed by a stroke. Today he is the director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University, of which the Dalai Lama is a founding benefactor. But back then his life was at a dead end until at the age of twelve he wandered into a magic shop. There he met a woman who taught him that extraordinary things happen when we harness the power of both the brain and the heart. Part memoir, part science, part inspiration, and part practical instruction, Into the Magic Shop shows us how we can fundamentally change our lives by first changing our brains and our hearts.

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Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781594632983
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Published: Avery Publishing Group - February 2nd, 2016

SARK has made a career out of sharing her personal, journal-like writings and art, and inspiring others with her vulnerable and honest journeys toward self-acceptance. And yet SARK had one big secret wish: overcoming her fears to commit to an intimate life partnership. So she embarked on a “Covert Love Operation,” which culminated in her meeting psychologist and spiritual teacher Dr. John Waddell and discovering what she calls Succulent Wild Love. They now teach and mentor together using the principles in this book — six powerful habits that can transform any relationship or open you to receiving the partnership you want.

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Succulent Wild Love: Six Powerful Habits for Feeling More Love More Often Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781608683581
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Published: New World Library - November 24th, 2015

A seasoned author, comedian, and entrepreneur, John Hargrave once suffered from unhealthy addictions, anxiety, and poor mental health. After cracking the code to unlocking his mind’s full and balanced potential, his entire life changed for the better. In Mind Hacking, Hargrave reveals the formula that allowed him to overcome negativity and eliminate mental problems at their core. This is a simple yet comprehensive three-step formula that will guide you to take charge of your thoughts and reprogram your brain, just as a hacker would reprogram a computer. By using the language of hackers, video game geeks, and science fiction fans, Hargrave helps you to remove negative thoughts, pesky habits, and anxious feelings.

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Mind Hacking: How to Change Your Mind for Good in 21 Days Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501105654
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Published: Gallery Books - January 5th, 2016

Are you making choices that are supposed to give you what you want but leave you feeling unfulfilled and disappointed? This book, based on the Buddha’s teachings and the practice of Zen, breaks down the structures of this karmic process, and points out the twelve "bamboozles" that create suffering. Written in a humorous and lighthearted style, it illustrates through essays, stories, and examples what keeps us from choosing well-being, love, happiness, and joy as our life experience. In addition, the book contains a calendar of practical exercises and nuggets of wisdom from those who have practiced these teachings.

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The Big Bamboozle: How We Are Conned Out of the Life We Want Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780991596317
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Published: Keep It Simple Books - November 1st, 2015

Renowned spiritual teacher Louise Hay, in collaboration with Alberta Hutchinson, combines the life-changing powers of affirmations with the profound positive effects of creativity in this stunning coloring book. The book features 44 affirmations, each coupled with an exquisite illustration and decorative border. Coloring while focusing on the affirmation encourages your mind to put attention on what you truly desire in life. What's more, through creative right-brain activity, you'll tap into your subconscious, creating deep shifts and lasting changes in your life.

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The Affirmations Coloring Book Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781401950507
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Published: Hay House - October 27th, 2015

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