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active hope (revised edition)

Active Hope (revised edition)

How to Face the Mess We're in with Unexpected Resilience & Creative Power
$25.50 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: New World Library
Publication Date: June, 2022
ISBN: 9781608687107
In stock now: 8

The challenges we face can be difficult even to think about. Climate change, political polarization, economic upheaval, and mass extinction together create a planetary emergency of overwhelming proportions. Active Hope shows us how to strengthen our capacity to face this crisis so that we can respond with unexpected resilience and creative power. Drawing on decades of teaching an empowerment approach known as the Work That Reconnects, the authors guide us through a transformational process informed by mythic journeys, modern psychology, spirituality, and holistic science.

We provide tools that support us in having the empowering conversations our times call for... Scattered throughout the book are “Try This” boxes inviting you to experience practices we find valuable both for personal use and in groups. We face the facts of a planet and economies in crisis, and we acknowledge that individuals can’t necessarily create their desired outcomes, but rather than allowing these two realities to shut us down, we choose active hope. This hope is something we do rather than something we have. Rather than acting only when we deduce we may succeed, we focus on our intention and let that be our guide. On this path we discover new strengths, open to a network of allies, and experience a deepening of aliveness. Because we are actively giving—and receiving—hope, we can face global crises without despair and play a personal role in the collective “Great Turning” toward a life-sustaining society.

The spiral of the Work That Reconnects is something we can come back to again and again as a source of strength and fresh insights. It reminds us that we are larger, stronger, deeper, and more creative than we have been brought up to believe. It maps out an empowerment process that journeys through four successive movements, or stations, described as Coming from Gratitude, Honoring Our Pain for the World, Seeing with New Eyes, and Going Forth...

The spiral offers a transformational journey that deepens our capacity to act for the sake of life on Earth.

 "It’s hard to think of a more important task than to empower us ordinary folk with tools that allow us to engage with the monumental challenges that confront us — tools that nourish our creativity and bolster our confidence and resilience. If you want to serve the living Earth but don’t know how, if you feel overwhelmed by the magnitude of the task ahead, if you want to find the part that only you can play in the ‘great work,’ please read this book.”John Seed, founder of the Rainforest Information Centre

“We belong to the Earth, and our precious living world is in crisis. More than any book I’ve read, Active Hope shows us the true dimensions of this crisis, and the way our heart and actions can be part of the Great Turning toward healing. Please read this book and share it with others — for your own awakening, for our children, and for our future.”Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance

“This is a juicy, creative, and powerful book.”Maddy Harland, editor of Permaculture magazine

Joanna Macy is a scholar of Buddhism and lifelong eco-activist. Among her works are Coming Back to Life and World as Lover, World as Self. Chris Johnstone is a doctor and specialist in the psychology of addiction and resilience.

For more in-depth: ActiveHope.info.

 

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All for Love

The Transformational Power of Holding Space
By: Matt Kahn
$30.99 CAD
Hardcover Book
Publisher: Sounds True
Publication Date: June, 2022
ISBN: 9781683649144
In stock now: 68

Matt Kahn, a spiritual teacher and highly attuned empathic healer, is a Youtube star with many millions of viewers of his intuitive updates and helpful, uplifting, heart-centered messages. He is also author of Whatever Arises, Love That and The Universe Always Has a Plan.

In All for Love, Matt helps us all awaken our inner healer, transform conflict, and embrace our ever-changing world with confidence and compassion.

Love thy neighbor. Lovingkindness. The love of the universe. From traditional religions to new spirituality, love is the foundation on which all practice rests. We all embrace the idea of love and then we get on social media. Or read the news. Or visit family. Whether divided by race, gender, sexual orientation, identity preference, or opinion, the incredible moral and social chasms in our world have become a source of pain and confusion for so many people. We know that love and unity are beautiful ideals, but the question remains: How do we get there?

In what may be his boldest and bravest book yet, Matt Kahn invites us to see our differences as golden opportunities to explore the depth of our interconnectedness. Offering wise insights and tangible tools, Matt teaches us how to remain aligned with our highest truths and values while we hold space for the experiences of others.

Because moments of interaction always serve the progress of our highest evolution, each encounter also provides countless opportunities to strengthen bonds of intimacy... The more we learn how to hold space for the transformation of growth expanding within ourselves, the easier it will be to face any difficulty, even when others react from their most insufferable judgments, pain, and fear... I detail ten principles to help you transform the difficulties of human interaction into a sacred space of intimate connection... in each chapter, I offer key supportive statements that will help you embody the sharing of each principle and contribute to the benefit of your evolution, those you love, and our ever-changing world...

 

May the words in this book offer you everything you need to answer the timeless question; When life gets overwhelming, and I don't know what to do, what do I say to myself and to those around me?... Thank you for exploring the transformative power of holding space at a critical moment when space is needed to be held for the exquisite unfoldment of our rebirthing humanity.

Each chapter contains personal stories and real-world applications, guiding us to reach into our own hearts and give one another the respect, validation, and encouragement needed to make it through the evolutionary shifts before us—shifts into greater unity and greater love.

succulent wild woman (25th anniversary edition)

Succulent Wild Woman (25th Anniversary Edition)

Dancing with Your Wonderful Self
By: Sark
$33.00 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication Date: June, 2022
ISBN: 9781668001219
In stock now: 6

This transformative 25th anniversary edition of the iconic celebration of joy, creativity, self-love, and female power is updated throughout— for new and longtime fans.

Discover the succulent woman within with this colorful guide to embracing creativity, sexuality, fear, and healing from the bestselling artist and writer SARK (aka Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy), whose gorgeous whimsical artwork and handwriting exudes delight.

With her signature gentle and effervescent prose and vibrant illustrations, SARK offers us an accessible guide to living life filled to the brim with joy, hope, and self-love. With 4 new and inspirational chapters, Succulent Wild Woman will effortlessly help you grow into your ripe, juicy, best self.

"Funny, delicious and wise -- SARK  makes a gloomy day sunny. Even her handwriting makes me smile."Barbera Sher, author of I Could do Anything if I Only Knew What it Was

"SARK is not only a creative genius but a brilliant voice and advocate for the power of our resilient hearts. I fell in love with her words and artistry as soon as a friend shared her work with me. Read this pioneering and revolutionary book if you want to be inspired and empowered."Lee Harris, author of Energy Speaks

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Creative Pendulum

Keys to Unlock Your Innovative Spirit
$27.95 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: Red Wheel Weiser
Publication Date: June, 2022
ISBN: 9781578637515
In stock now: 2

Awaken your own innate creative potential by using pendulum work to clear energetic blocks. The Creative Pendulum demonstrates how to use the pendulum to unlock your inner artist, allowing you to discover or expand your creative potential.

Dowsing with a pendulum is a quick, direct path to the sub-and super-conscious levels, to higher forces, and to the Muse herself. Thirty pendulum creativity charts are offered that help clear, center, unblock, and guide a person forward, so that anyone may more easily enter the creative space to play and work. Staffen offers practical information and tips so that anyone can learn to dowse, but even experienced practitioners will find exciting new ways of using a pendulum.

The book includes Joan's own story of how the pendulum helped her transition from businesswoman to author and visual artist, bringing the power of the pendulum to real life.

If you dowse every day, you will become a much better diviner, and if you do an art exercise each day, your art will improve in leaps and bounds. Even giving yourself fifteen minutes to draw, collage, and paint can enhance and open your creative senses. Doing the exercises in this book might spur you to...

"The Creative Pendulum is an exceptional book on dowsing that goes far beyond the basics. Readers are invited to dig deep into the creative and intuitive side of pendulums, exploring practices as diverse as clearing your aura and choosing the best social media platform. Included is an extensive selection of pendulum exercises, thirty-three charts, and details on using pendulums to set up an intuitive coaching practice. In my many years of dowsing, this is the best reference material I've seen.”  —Nancy Hendrickson, author of Ancestral Tarot

us

Us

Getting Past You and Me to Build a More Loving Relationship
$35.99 CAD
Hardcover Book
Publisher: Harmony/Rodale
Publication Date: June, 2022
ISBN: 9780593233672
In stock now: -1

Stop working on yourself as an individual and start working on your relationship as a couple, with the help of the renowned family therapist and bestselling author of The New Rules of Marriage. "A beautiful and important book, particularly for the moment we are in." Bruce Springsteen, from the foreword

Not much is harder than figuring out how to love your partner in all their messy humanness—and there’s also not much that’s more important. At a time when toxic individualism is rending our society at every level, author and renowned marriage counselor Terrence Real sees how it poisons intimate relationships in his therapy practice, where he works with couples on the brink of disaster. The good news: Warmer, closer, more passionate relationships are possible if you have the right tools. 

In his transformative new book Us, Real brilliantly observes how our winner-takes-all culture infiltrates families with devastating results: repetitive fights that go nowhere, or a distant relationship in which partners end up living “alone together.” With deft insight, humor, and charm, Real guides you to transform your relationship into one that’s based on compassion, collaboration, and closeness

Us is a guide to a new science-backed skillset—one that will allow you to get past your knee-jerk reactions and tap into your wiser, more collaborative self. With a novelist’s flair, Real shares the stories of couples whose relationships have been saved by these skills and pans out to the culture that reinforces our dysfunction. If you and your partner are backed into separate corners of “you” and “me,” this book will show the way back to “us.” With Us, your true relationship can begin.

This book is an invitation, the same invitation that I and other Relational Life therapists offer our clients every day. It's an invitation to truly master a sophisticated skill set, a technology. It's demanding, I won't lie, but once you learn it, it has the power to catapult you and your partner into a level of closeness, trust, solidity, and joy that leaves the norms of our culture in the dust.

“This is a stunning book. With page-turning flair and brilliant insights, Terry Real exposes the hyper-individualism that ruins relationships—and shows us many effective ways to move from ‘me’ to ‘we.’ A masterpiece from a master psychotherapist.”—Rick Hanson, author of Resilient

“This is a wonderful, wise, and witty book, consistent with cutting edge science and filled with soul and practical advice that can inspire us to discover who we can become together.”Daniel Siegel, author of IntraConnected

“In his previous books, Terry Real awakened us to the fact that most men are not relational. In Us, he not only elaborates on that thesis but, with the writing of a good novelist, brings his approach to transforming men and couples to life. Share this book with your partner and then talk about what it brings up. It may be one of the most painful but also important conversations of your life.”Richard Schwartz, author of No Bad Parts, developer of the Internal Family Systems model of psychotherapy

came the lightening

Came the Lightening

Twenty Poems for George
$49.50 CAD
Hardcover Book
Publisher: Genesis Publications
Publication Date: June, 2022
ISBN: 9781905662739
In stock now: 1

Came the Lightening presents Olivia Harrison's first book of poetry, in which she dedicates twenty poems to her late husband George Harrison in the 20th anniversary year of his passing. She tenderly reflects upon the couple's lives, examining the intimacy of the spiritual and emotional connection of their relationship.

As a contributor to the book Concert for George, the revised edition of I Me Mine as well as penning the bestselling book George Harrison: Living in the Material World, Olivia Harrison is no stranger to writing beautiful words that have an ethereal connection to love. Now, in her first departure from biographical non-fiction, this book of poems is set to become a treasured debut.

Time we take no notice of it but for its loss. I wanted to stop time on the day George died so that I wouldn't ever have to look back. Yet here I am, twenty years and twenty poems later, one for each year I suppose. I didn't plan it that way but here they are: thoughts, feelings and words about life and death but mostly love and our journey to the end.

These poems are accompanied by a beautiful selection of photographs and mementos curated by Olivia including pictures of herself and George, all gorgeously produced on fine Italian paper. The book is a gift.

Came the Lightening is an essential book for anyone who has ever been in love. Olivia's words explore the human psyche in reaction to grief and death, spirituality and the passing of time. In essence, though, this is a story of love. At the end, Olivia offers a poem, "Tree Time: Ode to Friar Park," the Harrisons' garden estate so lovingly cared for. Here's a verse from that poem:

All nature is a temple, formal, wild or bare
I'm at the feet of all creation, for the time that I am here,
Deciding what to plant, to pleasure not myself,
Perhaps I'll be remembered for the beauty that I felt.

 

judaism without tribalism

Judaism Without Tribalism

A Guide to Being a Blessing to All the Peoples of the Earth
$22.95 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: Monkfish Book Publishing
Publication Date: June, 2022
ISBN: 9781948626651
In stock now: 3

"Judaism Without Tribalism is a blessing, a much-needed challenge, and a deep well of wisdom and sanity." —Natalie Goldberg, author of Writing Down the Bones

This book investigates Judaism at its best—and sanest. It strips away outdated and harmful beliefs that have accrued over the centuries and returns to the essential truths that are too-often ignored in favor of tradition, tribal identity, or the claims of the powerful. The result is a vibrant Judaism for the 21st century and beyond—a Judaism that draws deeply from history and scripture yet addresses the unmet needs of the present and the future. It is a Judaism that is open and accessible to everyone.

Judaism without tribalism is a call to be a light unto the nations, and a blessing to all the people of the earth. It is a Judaism free from legalism and tribalism—a Judaism that refuses to serve patriarchy and power.

Religion at its best sheds its biases/beliefs leaving one naked before the existential facts of reality: that we are all expressions of a wild, glorious and chaotic process I call YHVH, a process capable of producing both light and dark, good and evil... Religion at its best welcomes testing, and those who test truth are called sages... Religion at its best honors the inner search for Truth... In this book we will investigate Judaism as a religion at its best.

Written by one of today's most respected—and most unconventional—Jewish thinkers, Judaism Without Tribalism is a manifesto, an invitation to completeness, and a call for inner and outer spiritual revolution. It is also a deeply practical guide to living authentically, breath by breath and day by day.

"Crisp, cogent, utterly lucid, this book is, as its title suggests, a blessed relief for all true seekers." Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, author of Wounds Into Wisdom: Healing Intergenerational Jewish Trauma

"Orthodox Jews will, of course, bristle at the work’s progressive spirituality, universalization of Judaism, and critiques of tradition. But the book succeeds in its mission to 'make Judaism accessible to everyone' by providing a Jewish lens that could be of use in the spiritual journeys of Jews and non-Jews alike. A compelling, progressive reorientation of an ancient faith." —Kirkus Reviews

 

 

finding the mother tree

Finding the Mother Tree

Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest
$23.00 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: Penguin
Publication Date: June, 2022
ISBN: 9780735237773
In stock now: 10

A world-leading expert shares her amazing story of discovering the communication that exists between trees. Dr. Suzanne Simard, professor of forest ecology at UBC, was born and raised in a logging family in the rainforests of British Columbia and has forged a lifelong relationship of love and respect with the trees. This relationship was the driving force behind her decision to dedicate her life to better understanding the forest and the network that connects the plant life within.

With humour, emotion, and the narrative drive of a storyteller, Dr. Simard takes readers on an intimate journey of groundbreaking scientific discovery. Linking her research to her personal experiences, she recounts her life's work uncovering the "Wood Wide Web," the underground mycelium network that connects all the trees and plants within a forest. It is a network that allows them to share not only nutrients, but information, all of which originates from the hubs called Mother Trees.

The old trees nurture the young ones and provide them food and water just as we do with our own children. It is enough to make one pause, take a deep breath, and contemplate the social nature of the forest aand how this is critical for evolution... When Mother Trees—the majestic hubs at the center of forest communication, protection, and sentience—die, they pass their wisdom to their kind, generation after generation, sharin gthe knowledge of what helps and what harms, who is friend or foe, and how to adapt and survive in an ever-changing landscape. It's what all parents do.

 


How is it possible for them to send warning signals, recognition messages, and safety dispatches as rapidly as telephone calls? How do they help one another through distress and sickness? Why do they have human-like behaviors, and why do they work like civil societies? After a lifetime as a forest detective, my perception of the woods has been turned upside down. With each new revelation, I am more deeply embedded in the forest. The scientific evidence is impossible to ignore: the forest is wired for wisdom, sentience, and healing.

 

This is not a book about how we can save the trees. This is a book about how the trees might save us.

Readers will journey with Dr. Simard into this massive experiment, from dramatic encounters with wildlife to the groundbreaking "Aha" moments in a lab, from learning how to utilize this network to promote plant growth to what this network can teach us about combatting climate change. Dramatic, funny, touching, and evocative, Finding the Mother Tree offers an intimate and personal look at discovery.

“Suzanne Simard’s Finding the Mother Tree carries the stories of trees, fungi, soil and bears—and of a human being listening in on the conversation. The interplay of personal narrative, scientific insights, and the amazing revelations about the life of the forest make a compelling story... I have great admiration for her science and her storytelling alike. These are stories that the world needs to hear.”
Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of Braiding Sweetgrass

 

what your food ate

What Your Food Ate

How to Heal Our Land and Reclaim Our Health
$40.00 CAD
Hardcover Book
Publisher: WW Norton
Publication Date: June, 2022
ISBN: 9781324004530
In stock now: 1

Are you really what you eat? David Montgomery and Anne Biklé take us far beyond the well-worn adage to deliver a new truth: the roots of good health start on farms. What Your Food Ate marshals evidence from recent and forgotten science to illustrate how the health of the soil ripples through to that of crops, livestock, and ultimately us.

The long-running partnerships through which crops and soil life nourish one another suffuse plant and animal foods in the human diet with an array of compounds and nutrients our bodies need to protect us from pathogens and chronic ailments. Unfortunately, conventional agricultural practices unravel these vital partnerships and thereby undercut our well-being. Can farmers and ranchers produce enough nutrient-dense food to feed us all? Can we have quality and quantity?

With their trademark thoroughness and knack for integrating information across numerous scientific fields, Montgomery and Biklé chart the way forward. Navigating discoveries and epiphanies about the world beneath our feet, they reveal why regenerative farming practices hold the key to healing sick soil and untapped potential for improving human health.

Humanity's hallmark endeavors of agriculture and medicine emerged from our understanding of the natural world—and still depend on it. Montgomery and Biklé eloquently update this fundamental reality and show us why what's good for the land is good for us, too. What Your Food Ate is a must-read for farmers, eaters, chefs, doctors, and anyone concerned with reversing the modern epidemic of chronic diseases and mitigating climate change.

What happens on farmland will shape biodiversity and the future of nature, including humanity. In the broadest view, a philsophy of cultivating and caring for life is the foundation for a soil ethic. Soil not only feeds us today but will feed our children's children, and this calls for some reverence. Grounding farming in a mindset based on cultivating beneficial life belowground would take care of our tiniest brethren, the herds of soil-dwelling microbes that have long proved essential to the well-being of all plants... Yet how we treat the land will grow the fibers we weave into a future... We still have time to choose the regenerative path for our soils, our planet, and ourselves. We just can't afford to wait much longer.

"Anne Biklé and David Montgomery have created what will surely become a classic—a biological Rosetta Stone that intimately and elegantly shows how the health of soil, plants, animals and human beings are inseparable. It is an exquisitely crafted narrative of ecological literacy that upends more than a century of industrial hegemony that fostered the misguided dominance of chemical farms, ultra-processed food, and the global rise of metabolic disease. What Your Food Ate clearly delineates how to restore and regenerate the life of people, food, and land, an offer that could not be more timely, wisdom needed by all." —Paul Hawken, author of Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation

 

wim hof method

Wim Hof Method

Activate Your Full Human Potential
By: Wim Hof
$24.99 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: Sounds True
Publication Date: May, 2022
ISBN: 9781649630209
In stock now: 6

Here’s the definitive book authored by Wim Hof on his powerful method for realizing our physical and spiritual potential.

This method is very simple, very accessible, and endorsed by science. Anybody can do it, and there is no dogma, only acceptance. Only freedom.

 Wim Hof has a message for each of us: You can literally do the impossible. You can overcome disease, improve your mental health and physical performance, and even control your physiology so you can thrive in any stressful situation. With The Wim Hof Method, this trailblazer of human potential shares a method that anyone can use—young or old, sick or healthy—to supercharge their capacity for strength, vitality, and happiness.

Wim has become known as The Iceman for his astounding physical feats, such as spending hours in freezing water and running barefoot marathons over deserts and ice fields. Yet his most remarkable achievement is not any record-breaking performance—it is the creation of a method that thousands of people have used to transform their lives.

In his gripping and passionate style, Wim shares his method and his story, including:

  • Breath—Wim’s unique practices to change your body chemistry, infuse yourself with energy, and focus your mind
  • Cold—Safe, controlled, shock-free practices for using cold exposure to enhance your cardiovascular system and awaken your body’s untapped strength
  • Mindset—Build your willpower, inner clarity, sensory awareness, and innate joyfulness in the miracle of living
  • Science—How users of this method have redefined what is medically possible in study after study
  • Health—True stories and testimonials from people using the method to overcome disease and chronic illness
  • Performance—Increase your endurance, improve recovery time, up your mental game, and more
  • Wim’s Story—Follow Wim’s inspiring personal journey of discovery, tragedy, and triumph
  • Spiritual Awakening—How breath, cold, and mindset can reveal the beauty of your soul.

Wim Hof is a man on a mission: to transform the way we live by reminding us of our true power and purpose.

This is how we will change the world, one soul at a time. We alter the collective consciousness by awakening to our own boundless potential. We are limited only by the depth of our imagination and the strength of our conviction.

If you’re ready to explore and exceed the limits of your own potential, The Wim Hof Method is waiting for you.