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Art of Money

A Life-Changing Guide to Financial Happiness
$22.95 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: Parallax Press
Publication Date: March, 2018
ISBN: 9781946764102
In stock now: 8

This is the book your money-savvy best friend, therapist, and accountant would write if they could. It’s the book about money for people who don’t even want to think about money, until that inevitable day comes when we all realize we must come to terms with this thing called money.

Everyone has pain and challenges, strengths and dreams about money, and many of us mix profound shame into that relationship. In The Art of Money, Bari Tessler offers an integrative approach that creates the real possibility of “money healing,” using our relationship with money as a gateway to self-awareness and a training ground for compassion, confidence, and self-worth.

I have re–examined that toxic and unhelpful idea that "money isn’t spiritual" and learned, instead, to honor money as a bridge between heaven and earth. I have worked with concepts of value, worth, and right livelihood, in profound and practical ways. I have broken through one money ceiling after the next… I have made my money practices my own, through body–based mindfulness, dark chocolate, creativity, and playfulness…  And I have become a seasoned guide through the emotional, practical, and psycho–spiritual facets of this thing we call money.

Tessler’s gentle techniques weave together emotional depth, big picture visioning, and refreshingly accessible, nitty-gritty money practices that will help anyone transform their relationship with money and, in so doing, transform their life. As Bari writes, “When we dare to speak the truth about money, amazing healing begins.”

Bari’s integrative approach to deep money work weaves together emotional healing and real-world practices within the context of each individual’s unique life story. She honors money as a gateway to self-awareness, a path of mindfulness, a bridge between our inner and outer worlds. Her approach is gentle, un-shaming, and playful. “You will create beautiful, creative, meaningful practices and rituals around money.”

You’ll certainly find some of my favorite tools, tips, and practices. But I know that creating profound, sustainable change in your money relationship asks us to go far deeper than following someone else’s list of "top ten ways to get your credit card debt under control." That’s why I won't define financial maturity, success, or ease for you . Instead, I invite you to define these for yourself, and light a loving path towards them for you to walk.

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Essentials of Theory U

Core Principles and Applications
$28.95 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler
Publication Date: March, 2018
ISBN: 9781523094400
In stock now: 2

This useful pocket guide for practitioners distills all of the research and materials found in Otto Scharmer's seminal texts Theory U and Leading from the Emerging Future.

This book offers a concise, accessible guide to the key concepts and applications in Theory U. Scharmer argues that our capacity to pay attention co-shapes the world. What prevents us from attending to situations more effectively is that we aren’t fully aware of that interior condition from which our attention and actions originate. Scharmer calls this lack of awareness our blind spot. He illuminates the blind spot in leadership today and offers hands-on methods to help change makers overcome it through the process, principles, and practices of Theory U.

And he outlines a framework for updating the “operating systems” of our educational institutions, our economies, and our democracies. This book enables leaders and organizations in all industries and sectors to shift awareness, connect with the highest future possibilities, and strengthen the capacity to co-shape the future.

Theory U has evolved into a movement in both academic and organizational development programs on a global scale, yet all of the available literature on the subject can only be found in pricier and lengthier (400+ pages) works—putting it beyond the reach of many. Here, for the first time, the movement's key founder presents the core premise and application of Theory U in a compact format to be used as a simple introductory work to the field of presencing.

“A brilliant analysis and description of how we can create new ways of seeing, thinking, and behaving to deal with the new complex, systemic, culturally interconnected problems of today’s and tomorrow’s world. This book provides a new language and teaches us new ways to integrate the insights of the psychology of mindfulness with the sociology of groups and the forces of the political and economic system. It is an incredible tour de force.” Edgar Schein, MIT Sloan School of Management

C. Otto Scharmer is cofounder of the Presencing Institute and the MITx u.lab.

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How to Break Up with Your Phone

$17.50 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Publication Date: February, 2018
ISBN: 9780399581120
In stock now: 8

Packed with tested strategies and practical tips, this book is the essential, life-changing guide for everyone who owns a smartphone. Who, me?

Is your phone the first thing you reach for in the morning and the last thing you touch before bed? Do you frequently pick it up just to check, only to look up forty-five minutes later wondering where the time has gone? Do you say you want to spend less time on your phone but have no idea how to do so without giving it up completely? If so, this book is your solution.

Award-winning journalist Catherine Price presents a practical, hands-on plan to break up—and then make up—with your phone. The goal? A long-term relationship that actually feels good.

We’re never going to break up with our phones unless we think it’s vitally important to do so. That’s why the first half of this book, “The Wake-Up,” is designed to freak you out. It’s a synthesis of how and why our phones are designed to be hard to put down, and what effect spending so much time on them may be having on our relationships and our mental and physical health…


The second half of the book, “The Breakup,” tells you what to do. It’s a 30-day plan designed to help you establish a new, healthier relationship with your phone. Don’t worry—except for one twenty-four- hour period, I’m not going to ask you to be separated from your phone. Instead, I’ve provided a series of exercises meant to smoothly guide you through the process of creating a new, personalized relationship that is both sustainable and makes you feel good.

You’ll discover how phones and apps are designed to be addictive, and learn how the time we spend on them damages our abilities to focus, think deeply, and form new memories. You’ll then make customized changes to your settings, apps, environment, and mindset that will ultimately enable you to take back control of your life—both on your phone and off.

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Impossible Conversation

Choosing Reconnection and Resilience At the End of Business as Usual
$23.95 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: Not Available
Publication Date: January, 2018
ISBN: 9780692900017
In stock now: 3

In Walker’s book, it’s a relief to see the situation defined not as a “problem” that can be “solved,” but as a “predicament” that we must live with. Some of the climate scientists quoted by Walker suggest it’s too late to prevent disaster. From now on, we can only grieve what we have inadvertently done: grieve, and live intensely; behave well as we witness the gathering storm. Very few people want to accept this and prefer to persist as if our way of life could continue. Besides, as someone always says just before the attempted conversation dribbles away, “What can one person do?” Walker has some answers, which go less to preventing disaster, than to living with the knowledge of what’s happening. Walker praises reconnection with the deeper self, with other people, and with nature.

The (workshop and coaching) project announced by Walker and Carolyn Baker (in The Impossible Conversation) is based on psychotherapy practice, a grasp of history, and experience in organizational consulting. For readers, their books offer some of the very best ideas for the enlargement of a community that can make the “conversation” more possible.

“In The Impossible Conversation, Dean Walker takes the reader’s hand and compassionately asks them to join him in exploring our global crises. He leads us past the realm of climate deniers, cynical corporate and government players and disempowered citizens—to a far more sober, clear and empowered place where we might reclaim our agency, regain access to truth in this Post-Truth world and stand for what truly matters.

Walker does this by reminding us how we got into these predicaments in the first place. Yes, Walker includes the vetted facts and figures he calls The Sober Data of our predicament, but the main thrust and strength of The Impossible Conversation is that we carry those data and projections into our hearts and discover how to keep our hearts open even when we consider the most challenging aspects of our present and near future.

In The Impossible Conversation we are invited to intimately reconnect: with our own inner wisdom, with the miracle that is every other human and with our magnificent, magnanimous Earth. I urge you to take this book into your heart and allow it to become part of your blood and bones.” —Carolyn Baker, author of Collapsing Consciously: Transformative Truths for Turbulent Times




In Pursuit of a Singular Life in a Crowded World
$19.95 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Publication Date: December, 2017
ISBN: 9780385686068
In stock now: 3

Governor General's Award-winner Michael Harris explores the profound emotional and intellectual benefits of solitude, and how we may achieve it in our fast-paced world.

The capacity to be alone—properly alone—is one of life’s subtlest skills. Real solitude is a contented and productive state that garners tangible rewards: it allows us to reflect and recharge, improving our relationships with ourselves and, paradoxically, with others. Today, the zeitgeist embraces sharing like never before. Fueled by our dependence on online and social media, we have created an ecosystem of obsessive distraction that dangerously undervalues solitude. Many of us now lead lives of strangely crowded loneliness—we are ever-connected, but only shallowly so.

Award-winning author Michael Harris examines why our experience of solitude has become so impoverished, and how we may grow to love it again in the frenzy of our digital landscape. Solitude is an optimistic and encouraging story about discovering true quiet inside the city, inside the crowd, inside our busy and urbane lives. Harris guides readers away from a life of ceaseless pings toward a state of measured connectivity, one that balances solitude and companionship.

Rich with true stories about the life-changing power of solitude, and interwoven with reporting from the world’s foremost brain researchers, psychologists and tech entrepreneurs, Solitude is a beautiful and prescriptive statement on the benefits of being alone.

Also by Michael Harris is The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We`ve Lost in a World of Constant Connection.

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Radical Transformational Leadership

Strategic Action for Change Agents
$25.95 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication Date: November, 2017
ISBN: 9781583948958
In stock now: 3

Monica Sharma draws on more than twenty years of working for the United Nations to present a radical new approach to transformational leadership, one that creates systems of change where everyone can engage—not just analysts and policy makers.

Demonstrating that we all can be architects of a new humanity, Sharma demystifies policy-making, planning, and implementation so that everyone can play an informed and strategic part in eradicating the world's most intractable problems. Using real life examples from around the world, she shows how our innate characteristics of universal compassion, equity impulse, and human capability can create new patterns that effectively address major challenges such as gross inequality, unbridled hate, conflicts based on social identity, and the never-enough mindset of greed.

Written in a straight-forward, accessible style, this book outlines a path-breaking paradigm shift that is already generating equitable and sustainable results across the globe.

Radical Transformational Leadership describes how we can source our inner capacities and wisdom to manifest change that embodies universal values such as dignity, compassion, fairness, and courage. Everyone has the potential to be a leader—a person who creates a new future—through actions in society, at home, and at work. This book lays out a detailed plan for unleashing our human potential to create a new future through strategic action.

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Powered by Love

A Grandmothers' Movement to End AIDS in Africa
$35.00 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: Goose Lane Editions
Publication Date: October, 2017
ISBN: 9781773100210
In stock now: 2

By the time the AIDS pandemic in Africa had reached its height in the early 2000s, millions of children had been orphaned. In the face of overwhelming loss, the grandmothers of Africa stepped in to hold families and communities together. Author Joanna Henry and photographer Alexis MacDonald visited eight African countries, interviewing and photographing hundreds of grandmothers (including Sarah Obama, Barack Obama's grandmother) who are reclaiming hope and resurrecting lives. The extraordinary images and stories of resourceful women fighting for a better future make Powered by Love an inspiration for everyone.

Writes journalist-social activist Michele Landsberg,

We thought we knew what was happening in Africa when the AIDS pandemic raged across the continent, sweeping away 35 million lives. But we never knew it the way this book reveals it, in the shockingly intimate voices of the grandmothers who had to save the abandoned children when no one else was left alive. These voices will leap straight into your heart. Their unguarded faces, in portraits that glow with character, pain and humour, will captivate you.

In 2006, the Stephen Lewis Foundation launched a campaign to engage Canadian grandmothers to support their African sisters. The Grandmothers Campaign, now a movement 10,000 strong, has raised over $25 million that has gone directly into the hands of African grandmothers and their grassroots organizations. Powered by Love joins this campaign by telling the story of these indomitable women and by directing all royalties from the sale of the book to African grandmothers raising children orphaned by AIDS.

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Why Won't You Apologize?

Healing Big Betrayals and Everyday Hurts
$22.00 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication Date: October, 2017
ISBN: 9781501129612
In stock now: 5

The renowned psychologist and author of The Dance of Anger sheds new light on the two most important words in the English language—I’m sorry—and offers a unique perspective on the challenge of healing broken connections and restoring trust.

Harriet Lerner has been studying apologies—and why some people won’t give them—for more than two decades. Now she offers compelling stories and solid theory that bring home how much the simple apology matters and what is required for healing when the hurt we’ve inflicted (or received) is far from simple. Readers will learn how to craft a deeply meaningful “I’m sorry” and avoid apologies that only deepen the original injury.

Why Won’t You Apologize? also addresses the compelling needs of the injured party—the one who has been hurt by someone who won’t apologize, tell the truth, or feel remorse. Lerner explains what drives both the non-apologizer and the over-apologizer, as well as why the people who do the worst things are the least able to own up. She helps the injured person resist pressure to forgive too easily and challenges the popular notion that forgiveness is the only path to peace of mind. With her trademark humor and wit, Lerner offers a joyful and sanity-saving guide to setting things right.

Lead with your heart and not your attack dog. It’s difficult and it’s worth it. The courage to apologize, and the wisdom and clarity to do so wisely and well, is at the heart of effective leadership, coupledom, parenting, friendship, personal integrity, and what we call love. It’s hard to imagine what matters more than that.

“If you want to know why Harriet Lerner is one of my great heroes, Why Won’t You Apologize? is the answer. This book is a game changer.”Brené Brown, author  of Rising Strong

“Harriet Lerner is one hell of a wise woman. She draws you in with deft and engaging prose, and then changes your life with her rigorous intelligence and her deeply human advice. I promise that you will never see ‘the apology’ in quite the same way.” —Esther Perel, author of Mating in Captivity

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Homo Deus

A Brief History of Tomorrow
$23.00 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Publication Date: October, 2017
ISBN: 9780771038709
In stock now: 0

From the author of the international bestseller Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind comes an extraordinary new book that explores the future of this human species.

Humans today enjoy unprecedented levels of power and an increasingly god-like status. The great epidemics of the past—famine, plague and war—no longer control our lives. We are the only species in history that has single-handedly changed the entire planet, and we can no longer blame a higher being for our fate.

But as our gods take a back seat, and Homo Sapiens becomes Homo Deus, what are we going to do with ourselves? How do we set the agenda for our own future without pushing our species—and the rest of the world—beyond its limits?
In this vivid, challenging new book from the author of Sapiens, Yuval Noah Harari examines the implications of our newly upgraded condition, from our dogged pursuit of status and happiness to our constant quest to overcome death by pushing the boundaries of science. He explores how Homo Sapiens conquered the world, our creation of today's human-centred environment, our current predicament and our possible future. And, above all, he asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers?

This is the best reason to learn history: not in order to predict the future, but to free yourself of the past and imagine alternative destinies. Of course this is not total freedom—we cannot avoid being shaped by the past. But some freedom is better than none


Looking back, many think that the downfall of the pharaohs and the death of God were both positive developments. Maybe the collapse of humanism will also be beneficial. People are usually afraid of change because they fear the unknown. But the single greatest constant of history is that everything changes.

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Lost Art of Good Conversation

A Mindful Way to Connect with Others and Enrich Everyday Life
$25.99 CAD
Hardcover Book
Publisher: Harmony
Publication Date: October, 2017
ISBN: 9780451499431
In stock now: 3

Cutting through all the white noise, chatter, and superficiality our cell phones and social media cause, one of Tibet's highest and most respected spiritual leaders offers simple and practical advice to help us increase our attention spans, become better listeners, and actually appreciate the people around us.

In a world of 24/7 smartphones and connectivity to social media and email, we are all in constant connection with one another. Then why are so many people feeling burned out, distant from colleagues, and abandoned by family and friends? In this new book from the author of Running with the Mind of Meditation, the Sakyong uses the basic principles of the Shambhala tradition—meditation and a sincere belief in the inherent wisdom, compassion, and courage of all beings—to help readers to listen and speak more mindfully with loved ones, co-workers, strangers, and even ourselves.

In this easy to understand and helpful book, Sakyong Mipham provides inspiring ideas and practical tips on how to be more present in your day-to-day life, helping us to communicate in ways that elevates the dignity of everyone involved. Great for families, employees and employers and everyone who spend too much time on Facebook, Instragram, and feel "disconnected" in our "connected" world, Good Conversation is a journey back to basics.

Also by Sakyong Mipham is The Shambhala Principle.