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Things That Join the Sea and the Sky

Field Notes on Living
By: Mark Nepo
$25.50 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: Sounds True
Publication Date: November, 2017
ISBN: 9781622038992
In stock now: 4

With Things That Join the Sea and the Sky, Mark Nepo brings us a rich and resonant resource of short prose reflections to turn to when were struggling to keep our heads above water—and to help us surface and breathe into all of our sorrows and joys.

Suddenly, I fell into one of those moments where life shows itself as always just beginning. We weren’t just watching. We weren’t just listening. We were part of the song of life starting all over again. It made me want to write a book about joy…

 

Joy is the name for all the things that join the sea and the sky… I now experience joy in the oceanic trenches of feeling… This depth has taught me that joy is not the stillness waiting at the end of difficult feelings, but the sea of being that holds all feelings, from which the thousand moods we undergo surface like waves to engage us in the world.

Readers can explore 145 offerings from the acclaimed poet and teacher’s ongoing journal of many years, gathered into 17 themes, intended to be entered individually or as an unfolding sequence. Here, Mark’s own personal accounts of his sinking and being lifted serve as the seeds for each selection, each unfolding insight relevant to our own lives.

This book contains raw moment of sinking and being lifted, intimate accounts of being thrown into feeling and depth and how I’ve been stretched into wondering about my life and the lives of others in this ongoing push and pull in a Universe that holds us, then tosses us about, only to hold us again. Under every passage, I hope you feel the common song we’re each born to sing in our unique and very human way.

For those inspired, this collection also includes a guide to the practice of daily writing, with 100 compelling journaling questions to get us started.

Among Mark Nepo’s other fine books are The One Life We’re Given and The Book of Awakening and The Exquisite Risk.

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Heal Your Mind

Your Prescription for Wholeness through Medicine, Affirmations, and Intuition
$20.99 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: Hay House
Publication Date: October, 2017
ISBN: 9781401945152
In stock now: 5

 Many of us grapple with how to stay happy, calm, and focused in a world that seems to get more complex by the minute. How do we keep our wits about us, our mood stable, and our memory intact when our brains and bodies are bombarded with information and influences from every side? This unique resource combines cutting-edge science with compassion and wisdom.

Heal Your Mind continues the three-pronged healing approach that Dr. Mona Lisa Schulz and Louise Hay pioneered together in All Is Well: Heal Your Body with Medicine, Affirmations, and Intuition. Here, it's applied to aspects of the mind ranging from depression, anxiety, and addiction to memory, learning, and even mystical states. You'll learn what's going on in your brain and body when you feel sad, angry, or panicked; you have trouble focusing, reading, or remembering; a past trauma is clouding your mind in the present; and more.

And in each chapter, you'll get a “virtual healing experience” through case studies in the All Is Well Clinic, where Dr. Mona Lisa uses medical intuition to pinpoint issues in a wide range of prototypical client histories and she and Louise offer solutions and affirmations to help restore well-being. Today, we tend to think our minds and bodies need an endless array of expensive, ever-changing pharmaceutical interventions. In truth, medicines are just one approach to healing the mind; nutritional supplements also support mind-body health; and affirmations restore us to balance by changing the way we think. Heal Your Mind puts all these tools at your disposal to help you choose your own path.

When you have a specific concern with your brain and mind, you may want to go directly to the All Is Well Clinic in the chapter about your particular problem. This is your chance to be a client in Louise’s and my virtual mind-body clinic… There will be a whole menu of suggestions, strategies you can employ to heal… with medicines, nutritional supplements, herbs, and whole-body prescriptions drawn from Louise’s and my areas of expertise in helping people heal.

“A much-needed guidebook to understanding the relationship between your mind and your health. It is a treasure chest of insights." - Caroline Myss, author of Sacred Contracts

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Marrow

Love, Loss, and What Matters Most
$19.99 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: October, 2017
ISBN: 9780062367655
In stock now: 3

The author of Broken Open and The Seeker’s Guide returns with a visceral and profound memoir. Throughout her life, Elizabeth Lesser has sought what it means to be true to oneself and truly connected to the ones we love. But when her sister Maggie needs a bone marrow transplant to save her life, and Lesser learns that she is the perfect match, she faces a far more immediate and complex question about what it really means to love—honestly, generously, and authentically.

Hoping to give Maggie the best chance possible for a successful transplant, the sisters dig deep into the marrow of their relationship to clear a path to unconditional acceptance. They leave the bone marrow transplant up to the doctors, but take on what Lesser calls a “soul marrow transplant,” examining their family history, having difficult conversations, examining old assumptions, and offering forgiveness until all that is left is love for each other's true selves. Their process—before, during, and after the transplant—encourages them to take risks of authenticity in other aspects their lives.

But Maggie's body is ultimately too weak to fight the relentless illness. As she and Lesser prepare for the inevitable, they grow ever closer as their shared blood cells become a symbol of the bond they share. Told with suspense and humor, Marrow is joyous and heartbreaking, incandescent and profound. The story reveals how even our most difficult experiences can offer unexpected spiritual growth. Reflecting on the multifaceted nature of love—love of other, love of self, love of the world—Marrow is an unflinching and beautiful memoir about getting to the very center of oneself.

“A deeply brave, honest, emotional, visionary ride into the scary and liberating marrow of sisterhood. Elizabeth Lesser’s years of accumulated wisdom, scorching self-honesty and stunning insights are on fire here. This book is ultimately a spiritual transfusion, begging us to clean and rid ourselves of any past blood that stands in the path of love.” —Eve Ensler, author of In the Body of the World

Marrow shows how the interior of the bone corresponds to the interior of the person. I’ve never read a book that so perceptively shows the soul in process. This is a beautiful book that will move you but will also show you how to tap into the healing richness of the soul in any serious life challenge.” —Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul

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Four Tendencies

The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People's Lives Better, Too)
$32.00 CAD
Hardcover Book
Publisher: Harmony
Publication Date: September, 2017
ISBN: 9781524760915
In stock now: 3

In this groundbreaking analysis of personality type, bestselling author of Better Than Before and The Happiness Project Gretchen Rubin reveals the one simple question that will transform what you do at home, at work, and in life.

During her multibook investigation into understand human nature, Gretchen Rubin realized that by asking the seemingly dry question “How do I respond to expectations?” we gain explosive self-knowledge. She discovered that based on their answer, people fit into Four Tendencies: Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, and Rebels. Our Tendency shapes every aspect of our behavior, so using this framework allows us to make better decisions, meet deadlines, suffer less stress or burnout, and engage more effectively.

Almost a million people have taken her online quiz, and managers, doctors, teachers, spouses, and parents already use the framework to help others make lasting change.

The Four Tendencies holds practical answers if you've ever wondered...

  • People can rely on me, so why can't I rely on myself?
  • How can I help someone to follow good advice?
  • Why do people tell me that I ask too many questions?
  • How do I work with someone who refuses to do what I ask or who keeps telling me what to do? Etc. !

With surprising insights, compelling research, and hilarious examples, The Four Tendencies just might help you get happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative. It's far easier to succeed when you know what works for you.

One of the big daily challenges of life is: “How do I get people—including myself—to do what I want?” The Four Tendencies makes this task much, much easier.

“Gretchen Rubin has discovered a new framework for understanding ourselves and other people. When we know our Tendency, we can manage ourselves more effectively and reach our goals faster—and we can help others to do that, as well. As a researcher who has studied habits, addition, and change for twenty years, I’m excited by the simplicity and power of The Four Tendencies as a tool for anyone seeking to make his or her life better.” —Judson Brewer, author, The Craving Mind

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Big Love

The Power of Living with a Wide-Open Heart
$33.50 CAD
Hardcover Book
Publisher: New World Library
Publication Date: September, 2017
ISBN: 9781608684939
In stock now: 2

What happens when you fully commit yourself to love? Endless good, insists Scott Stabile, who found that out by overcoming plenty of bad. Scott's parents were murdered when he was fourteen. Nine years later, his brother died of a heroin overdose. Soon after that, Stabile joined a cult that would dominate his life. Through all these challenges, Stabile grew stronger and more committed to living his life from love. He forgave the man who murdered his parents, found compassion for his drug-addicted brother, and finally walked away from the cult leader who had controlled his life for thirteen years.

He writes about these experiences and many other personal milestones in ways that are applicable, uplifting, and even laugh-out-loud funny. Whether trying to silence shame, show up for friends, or overcome dreaded what-ifs, Stabile shares hard-won insights that return readers to love, both of themselves and others.

In each chapter of this book, I share a personal experience that pulled me from my center—that shook me up—and the ways in which I brought myself back to peace, and to love. Some of the experiences are tragic…

 

Most of the stories, however, reflect on everyday challenges we can all relate to, like the weight of shame, the search for happiness, the struggle to be authentic, and the awkwardness of sperm donation. (Well, maybe you can’t relate to that one.) I look at situations that provoked my mind to do its crazy dance… I focus on the many mandates of love, such as kindness, compassion, acceptance, and forgiveness. I consider what happens when we choose love over fear, the heart over the ego. (Spoiler alert: really good stuff.) I don’t shy away from the times I’ve acted like a total asshole, either. In fact, they make perfect examples of how much harder life is when we operate outside the energy of love. (Spoiler alert #2: way harder.)

As Scott says, “I’d like this book to inspire you to consider love as the guiding force in your life. We can all be love-spreaders if we choose to be…  Every time we choose compassion over condemnation, we spread love. Every time we find the courage to forgive, we spread love. Life presents us with daily opportunities to share a little, or a whole lotta, love.”

“Scott Stabile is a wonderful presence of love, advocacy, warmth, resilience, and grace in our world. I adore and admire everything he creates.”Elizabeth Gilbert, bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love

one life we're given

One Life We're Given

Finding the Wisdom That Waits in Your Heart
By: Mark Nepo
$23.00 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication Date: July, 2017
ISBN: 9781501116339
In stock now: 5

Beloved spiritual teacher, poet, and philosopher Mark Nepo returns to the inspiring short-chapter format of his bestseller, The Book of Awakening, to map an insightful and resilient path for inhabiting the soul by engaging in the world. Open this book anywhere and the stream is alive; a remarkable book.

Mark Nepo has been called a consummate storyteller and an eloquent spiritual teacher. Now, in The One Life We’re Given, Nepo’s personal stories, questions, and meditations take us on a deep and uplifting journey to know our own hearts and enliven our souls.

We will explore how hard work and authenticity reveal meaning and ready us for grace. By grace, I mean the unseeable force of life that carries us, the way the wind carries a bird and the sea carries a fish. And so, we will unfold how a single life soars and dives in partnership with the unseeable force of life that carries it.

 

My hope is that, through the threshold this book opens, you will deepen your conversation with life. That through your own path of obstacle and surprise, you will be opened to your gifts and become somewhat freed of all you carry. My hope is that you will begin to discover and experience the particular expression of your own nature.

In order to fully live the one life we’re given, Nepo writes, we each must affirm how precious this one life is and open ourselves to loving whatever life puts before us. Whether that is suffering, pain, fear or loss, or surprise, beauty, love or wonder, we work to stay in touch with our hearts in order to make sense of our experience.

As we learn when to try and when to let go, when to give our all and when to surrender and simply receive, we unfold the moments that reveal meaning and ready us for grace. This is how the heart breaks a path to our soul’s work, leading us to our authenticity, and to how we can be useful to others and the world.

By illuminating the art of finding and restoring what matters and by exploring the craft of awakening, The One Life We’re Given affirms our purpose as not just to stay alive but to stay in our aliveness.

Among Mark Nepo’s other lovely books are The Endless Practice and Seven Thousand Ways to Listen.

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Hidden School

Return of the Peaceful Warrior
$33.99 CAD
Hardcover Book
Publisher: North Star Way
Publication Date: June, 2017
ISBN: 9781501169670
In stock now: 7

The Hidden School reveals a book within a book, a quest within a quest, and a bridge between worlds. In this long-awaited conclusion to the Peaceful Warrior saga, Dan Millman takes readers on an epic spiritual quest across the world as he searches for the link between everyday life and transcendent possibility.

Continuing his journey from Way of the Peaceful Warrior, Dan moves from Honolulu to the Mojave Desert, and from a bustling Asian city to a secluded forest, until he uncovers the mystery of The Hidden School. While traversing continents, he uncovers lessons of life hidden in plain sight—insights pointing the way to an inspired life in the eternal present.

Along the way, you'll encounter remarkable characters and brushes with mortality as you explore the nature of reality, the self, death, and finally, a secret as ancient as the roots of this world. Awaken to the hidden powers of paradox, humor, and change. Join Dan as he discovers the hidden powers of paradox, humor, and change.

“Dan’s new book is a must-read journey of transformation. Few other books so skillfully combine story and substance as this Peaceful Warrior adventure.” —Tony Robbins

Among Dan Millman’s other books are  The Four Purposes of Life and The Life You Were Born to Live.

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Tears to Triumph

The Hidden Link Between Anxiety, Depression, and Spirituality
$19.99 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: June, 2017
ISBN: 9780062205452
In stock now: 4

The beloved teacher and author of A Return to Love and other books, Marianne Williamson argues that our desire to avoid pain is actually detrimental to our lives, disconnecting us from our deepest emotions and preventing true healing and spiritual transcendence. In Tears to Triumph, she argues that we—as a culture and as individuals— have learned to avoid facing pain, and so we avoid our growth. Here she helps us rediscover religious principles for dealing with and transcending our suffering.

A life of spiritual triumph is not one in which we never fall into a deep, dark valley; it is one I which, if and when we do fall, we’ve learned how to get ourselves out of it. We need emotional muscles in order to rise up emotionally, just as we need physical muscles in order to rise up physically. And developing those muscles takes work. It is the work of enlightenment, the inner world of the soul.

Instead of allowing ourselves to embrace and learn from our hurt, we’ve come to numb it, medicate it, dismiss it, or otherwise divert our attention so that we never have to face it. In not acknowledging our suffering, we actually prolong it and ultimately limit our personal growth and opportunity for enlightenment.

As Marianne makes clear, true healing and transcendence can only come when we finally face our pain and wrestle with what it has to teach us. Written with warm compassion and wisdom, Tears to Triumph offers us a supported, powerful way forward: into and through the pain, to a deeper awareness of our feelings, our lives, and our true selves. “The darkness has no power before the light within your heart. Be patient. Give it time, if it needs time.”

On an internal level, the great religions of the world have always led to miracles. On an external level, they have as often led to violence and destruction. That must change, and will change, as more people come to recognize the mystical truths, the inner gold, that lie within them all. The greatest opportunity for humanity’s survival in the twenty-first century lies not in widening our external horizons, but in deepening our internal ones. That applies to us personally, and it applies to us collectively.

Among Marianne Williamson’s other books are A Year of Miracles and The Law of Divine Compensation.

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Natural Rest for Addiction

A Radical Approach to Recovery Through Mindfulness and Awareness
$23.95 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: New Harbinger
Publication Date: May, 2017
ISBN: 9781626258860
In stock now: 1

Freedom from addiction is available in the one place that's the most difficult for an addict (and let’s face it, we’re all addicts in one way or another) to be—the present moment. In Natural Rest for Addiction, non-duality teacher and addiction specialist Scott Kiloby offers his Natural Rest program for finding recovery from substance abuse—and addictions of all kinds—through the mindful practice of Resting Presence.

If you struggle with alcoholism, drug dependency, or some other form of addiction, you know all too well the urges and cravings that drive your habit. Addiction tells you that something is wrong, that you need something outside of yourself to make you well, something to fill the sense of deficiency you carry inside. These feelings are often tied to deep emotional trauma, anxiety, depression, or pain held in the body that has never fully been acknowledged. But what if you could learn to relax into awareness and accept the difficult thoughts, emotions, and sensations that make you feel like you need to do something—anything—to change your experience?

This book will guide you, step by step, into the natural, open, peaceful awareness that is available to you at all times. Using the mindfulness-based Natural Rest program for recovery, you'll learn how to tap into this present-moment awareness throughout the day, relieving yourself of worries about the future or past by allowing your thoughts and feelings to come and go as they are, without grasping at or trying to control them.

You'll also learn about the Living Inquiries, a process of self-inquiry developed by Scott Kiloby to target the beliefs, trauma, compulsions, and triggers that keep you trapped in the cycle of suffering and seeking. At the heart of addiction is a constant, desperate desire to alter what you're feeling, to escape from the here and now, to find relief. With Natural Rest for Addiction, you'll gain a deeper understanding of the complex issues that underlie addictive behavior and learn how to find peace, freedom, and well-being in the present, one moment at a time.

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Change Me Prayers

The Hidden Power of Spiritual Surrender
$22.00 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication Date: May, 2017
ISBN: 9781501111754
In stock now: 0

From the author of the bestseller Outrageous Openness: Letting the Divine Take the Lead, here’s a thoughtful collection of prayers and stories to help you actively invite the Divine into your life.

Change me Divine Beloved into one who can give and receive freely and be a clear vessel for your Light.

In this sequel to the delightfully profound Outrageous Openness, Tosha Silver, with her characteristic wit and charm, shows how to—and invites you to—transform yourself from the inside out. Covering a variety of topics—from work to finances to self-worth—Change Me Prayers reveals how to truly surrender to a Divine plan in the most joyous and uplifting way.

At its heart, Change Me Prayers is a spiritual guide which offers prayers to the Divine that can change someone into a person open to receive bountiful blessings in everyday life. Anyone can use these powerful prayers to leave the old limited self behind. 

May the Divine be invited into every part of life!

“In a marketplace filled with lackluster spirituality books, this book sparkles with truth. Through touching personal stories, potent insights and holy humor, Tosha Silver reminds us that the only way to truly live is hand in hand, heart to heart, and hip bump to hip bump with the Divine.” —Sera Beak, author of Red Hot and Holy: A Heretic’s Love Story