Recounts how the author spent a year living gratefully, drawing on advice from psychologists, academics, doctors, and philosophers to gain a fresh outlook that transformed her relationships, work, health, and daily life.
Presents advice for building strong personal connections with others, with tools for addressing individual relationship issues and different approaches that can be used to resolve conflicts and differences in personality and goals.
The product of years of research and analysis by Arthur Brooks that lead him to conclude what people need most are four "institutions of meaning": faith, family, community, and meaningful work. It combines reporting, original research, and case studies in a manifesto that will help people lead happier, satisfying lives.
While Glaciers Slept weaves together the parallel stories of what happens when the climates of family and planet change. Jackson reveals how these events are deeply similar and intertwined. She tells the story of her parents' struggles with cancer while describing in detail the planetary changes she's witnessed. She shows that even in the darkest of times there is clear reason for hope and light. Climate change is not just about science--it is also about the audacity of human courage and imagination. While Glaciers Slept shows us that the story of one family can be the story of one planet, and that climate change has a human face.
Documents the pivotal contributions of John Paul Stapp, the late scientific visionary behind the development of seatbelts and ejection seats, outlining his dramatic experiments and battles for safety legislation that have been credited with saving millions of lives.
Aimée's rural homesteader upbringing, years working as a professional chef, and everyday life as a busy mom led to the creation of the popular blog Simple Bites. Raising three young children with husband Danny, Aimée traded in her tongs and chef whites and has been creating recipes with an emphasis on whole foods for the family table. Her cookbook is inspired by her urban homesteading through the seasons and the events they bring. This will inspire you to connect your family and food right where you are in life--from growing your own tomatoes to making a batch of homemade cookies. Enjoy your urban homestead.
High-Intensity Interval Training (or HIIT) is a new workout trend that involves short, intense bursts of exercise, followed by periods of lower-intensity exercise or rest. In turn, the body burns more calories in a shorter period of time than traditional exercise routines. This full-color, step-by-step guide is packed with over 80 exercises, structured routines, and intense programs that can be done anywhere, anytime.
These 140 well-loved classic recipes show you how to cook food that is full of the yummy factor we all cherish, at the same time as helping you lose weight. Healthy, low carb versions of family favorites may also include optional extras and variations. Recipes list nutritional analyses for carbohydrate and protein values.
The book from the author behind the food blog Seven Spoons, features distinctive, crowd-pleasing recipes; engaging, writerly essays; and photography. Tara O'Brady, an early food blogger, now, nearly ten years after she first started Seven Spoons, debuts her cookbook with stories and recipes from her Canadian home--fresh, ingredient-driven food that is easy to make yet refined. Recipes are wholesome, hearty, and showcase the culinary influences at work in O'Brady's kitchen.
Sales of this super-high-fiber wheat grain are skyrocketing due to its health benefits, including prevention of bowel cancer and heart disease, and the fact that it is tolerated by people with mild wheat sensitivities. Roger Saul grows spelt on his farm, Sharpham Park, and spelt has become his passion.
A quilt is always started with the best intentions, but more often a mistake in the pattern brings the project to a grinding halt. From talking novices through the quilting process to helping more experienced quilters resolve complicated setbacks, this title shows you how to get projects back on track.
A look at the lives and stories of 30 dogs. By presenting portraits of each dog as a puppy and again as an older dog, photographer Amanda Jones reveals the unique spark of personality that lasts a lifetime. These images of breeds ranging from golden retrievers and Great Danes to pugs and French bulldogs are accompanied by reflections from loved ones on the lives they share with their furry companions. The result is a celebration of each dog and a tribute to the relationships we share with our four-legged friends.
Longtime baseball writer and observer Lonnie Wheeler explains that there are unquantifiable elements in the game of baseball--intangibles--and shows how these immeasurable elements can bring success both to individual players and to teams.
Go behind the scenes of seven of today's most popular narrative radio shows and podcasts, including This American Life and RadioLab, in graphic narrative. Every week, devoted fans tune in to or download narrative radio shows. Using personal stories to breathe life into complex ideas and issues, these programs help us to understand ourselves and our world a little bit better. Out on the Wire offers a window into this new kind of storytelling--one that illustrates the making of a purely auditory medium.
You can learn the basics of playing pickleball so that you can join the fun on the court right away. Learn proper execution of the essential skills and tactics, along with solid techniques. The 43 drills and gamelike activities will help with learning the game and improving performance. You can also find competitive tactics and strategies for both singles and doubles play.
The true story of an American doctor and his family in Paris, and his heroic espionage efforts during World War II. When American doctor Sumner Jackson and his Swiss-born wife Toquette joined the French Resistance in Paris, they knew the stakes were high. As their Nazi neighbors rounded up Jews and ruthlessly destroyed all opposition, the Jacksons stepped up their own private war against Hitler. From the American Hospital, Sumner smuggled fallen Allied crewmen out of France. And Toquette agreed to allow the Resistance to use their home as a drop box for vital information en route to Britain. Kershaw re-creates the City of Light during its darkest days.
Leon McCarron takes off to cross America on an overloaded bicycle packed with everything but common sense. Over five months and 6000 miles, he cycled from New York to Seattle and then on to the Mexican border, facing tornados, swollen river crossings, wild roaming buffalo and one hungry black bear along the way. But he also met kind strangers, who offered their food, wisdom, hospitality and even the occasional local history lesson, and learned what happens when you take a chance and follow the scent of adventure.
Minnesota columnist and inspirational speaker, Caryn Sullivan shares her own struggles and the struggles of others who have been forced to navigate some of life's most unexpected, unwelcome, and bitter twists and turns. Her writing offers hope and insight into how the human spirit allows us to persevere against all odds. Here she shares the stories behind the stories--from raising a child with autism, managing life-threatening medical crises within her family, fighting breast cancer, to becoming a widow. With compassion and humor, she reminds us that, in the face of any challenge to the human spirit, we each have a choice as we navigate life's tempests.
A poet and radical, Joy Davidman was active in New York literary and communist circles in the '30s and '40s. After growing up Jewish, she became an atheist, a practitioner of Dianetics, and converted to Christianity after experiencing a moment of transcendent grace. A mother, a novelist, a vibrant, difficult, and intelligent woman, she set off for England in 1952, determined to captivate the man whose work had changed her life. Davidman became the intellectual and spiritual partner C.S. Lewis never expected. Their relationship grew from a dialogue about faith, writing, and poetry into a deep friendship and a timeless love story.