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Rachel Hollis has seen it too often: women not living into their full potential. They feel a tugging on their hearts for something more, but they’re afraid of embarrassment, of falling short of perfection, of not being enough.

In Girl, Stop Apologizing, #1 New York Times bestselling author and founder of a multimillion-dollar media company, Rachel Hollis sounds a wake-up call. She knows that many women have been taught to define themselves in light of other people—whether as wife, mother, daughter, or employee—instead of learning how to own who they are and what they want. With a challenge to women everywhere to stop talking themselves out of their dreams, Hollis identifies the excuses to let go of, the behaviors to adopt, and the skills to acquire on the path to growth, confidence, and believing in yourself.

The Promise of Healing Judgement. The Judgement Detox is an interactive six-step process that calls on spiritual principles, meditation, prayer, and metaphysical teachings. When you shift your energy from defensive judgement to free-flowing love, your life gets awesome. You’ll attract what you need, your relationships will heal, your health will improve, and you’ll feel safer and more secure. One loving thought at a time creates a miracle. Follow the steps in this book to clear blocks, spread love, and life a miraculous life.

International Bestseller. Master Your Mental Strength. It’s not that people are either mentally strong or mentally weak. We all possess some degree of mental strength, but there’s always room for improvement. Truths about mental strength; Being mentally strong isn’t about acting tough or ignoring your emotions. It is not about being completely self-reliant or positive thinking. It is not about chasing happiness. It is about growing, striving, and being a little better than you were yesterday.

This book really will change your life. Written as 365 meditations but consider reading it straight through. The wisdom is deep, the advice spot-on and if you pay attention you will begin to see the people in your life for who and what they truly are. You will also see patterns in the way you react to others and the world. Time for drastic change? This book is a game-changer. Heal, grow, and take responsibility for your past, present, and future.

At twenty-two Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything after her mother’s death. Four years later with nothing to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail – the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State. Alone. Wild captures the terrors and pleasures of a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.

Introverts are the ones who prefer listening to speaking: who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion, who prefer working alone over working in teams. Think; Rosa Parks, Chopin, Dr. Seuss, Steve Wozniak. In Quiet, Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so. Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with stories of real people, Quiet has the power to change how we see introverts and how they see themselves.

The son of Anglican preachers, John Parkin realized that saying F**k It was as powerful as all the Eastern spiritual practices he’d been studying for 20 years. It’s a spiritual way that doesn’t require chanting, meditating, or wearing sandals. And it’s the very power of this profanity that makes it perfect for shaking people out of stress and anxiety that dominate our daily lives. With the help of this book people are saying yes to what they want to, no matter what others think.

108 simple techniques to combat our most common problems – stress, burnout, frustration, jealousy, resentment. This book is designed so that you can achieve peace and experience miracles now. The techniques are practical, moment to moment tools to help you eliminate blocks and live with more ease. These tools can help you find your connection to your inner strength. With practice, fear will melt away, inspiration will spring up, and peace will set in.

Being afraid can make us sick and fear, left untreated, becomes serious risk factor for conditions from heart disease to diabetes to cancer. Dr. Lissa Rankin explains why we need to heal ourselves from the fear that puts our health at risk and robs our lives of joy. Dr. Rankin shows us how fear can ultimately cure us by opening our eyes to all that needs healing in our lives. Drawing on true stories The Fear Cure charts a path back to wellness and wholeness on every level.

Discovery why: Unhappiness is something you choose for yourself, life is not a competition, admitting fault is not defeat, what real freedom is, how to exist in the present, how you can be happy now, and so much more. Runaway international bestseller that has sold more than 3 million copies.

Our hearts are naturally loving but most of us have suffered the fear of not being ‘good enough,’ feeling insecure about our appearance, our sexuality, our intelligence, our spiritual progress or – often most importantly – being worthy of love. when these feelings of insufficiency or self-aversion are strong, we fear abandonment and rejection. This book transforms fear and shame and allows room to meet imperfection in ourselves and others with courage and love.

from the author: During my decades on the front lines of women’s health, I have seen countless women suffer from inexplicable health conditions. These women eat well, exercise and take care of themselves. On paper everything looks great, but each time I dig deeper into their lives, I find that there is another person at the root of their problems – a person who seems to be sucking the lifeblood from them. This book contains clear advice for exiting and healing from such relationships. Ditch the Darkness and create a joyful life.

Transform traumatic family legacies passed down in families over generations. Depression. Anxiety. Chronic pain. Phobias. Obsessive Thoughts. The roots of these difficulties may not reside in our immediate life experience or in chemical imbalances but in the lives of our parents, grandparents, and even great-grandparents. Science is now showing that traumatic experience can be inherited. Feelings can live on and impact our emotional and physical health. Resolve what therapy, drugs, or other interventions have not touched.

Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable, or to dare greatly. In a world where “never enough” dominates and feeling afraid has become second nature, vulnerability is uncomfortable, even dangerous at times. Brene Brown explains that when we shut ourselves off from vulnerability we distance ourselves from purpose and meaning in our lives. Stop standing on the outside looking in – step into the arena of Daring Greatly.

The irony is that we attempt to disown our difficult stories to appear more whole or more acceptable, but our wholeness – even our wholeheartedness – actually depends on the integration of all our experiences, including the falls. What do people who fall and get back up have in common? The answer is clear: They recognize the power of emotion and they’re not afraid to lean in to discomfort. The process of rising after a fall teaches us the most about who we are.

Based on seven years of research and hundreds of interviews, I Thought it was Just Me, shines a long-overdue light on an important truth: Our imperfections are what connect us to one another and to our humanity. Our vulnerabilities are not weaknesses; they are powerful reminders to keep our hearts and minds open to the reality that we’re all in this together. Claim the courage to be real.

All rituals allow us to ground our emotions and know our hearts and become empowered and grounded. Rituals conducted by women for women offer validation and introduce new ways to deepen women’s relationship with the sacred. The power of ritual lies in doing, as opposed to just saying or thinking. In this powerful book, Leah Freidman explains how to create rituals to anchor personal moments in all aspects of life. May the peace of the Goddess live in our hearts.

Sue Monk Kidd was a “conventionally religious, churchgoing woman, a traditional wife and mother” until she began to question her role as a woman in her culture, her family, and her church. Kidd takes readers through the fear, anger, healing, and transformation of her awakening. In the beginning a question is posed, “Once you wake up, can you wake up any more?” The answer: Yes, I thought. In a way my whole life has been about waking up and then waking up some more.

Soul loss is a spiritual illness that causes emotional and physical disease. Who takes care of our spirit when it gets sick? This book speaks to the issue of spirit and the healing of spiritual matters. The purpose of Soul Retrieval is to offer a new way of thinking about the cause of illness, one that has been acknowledged by shamans for thousands of years, but is not recognized by traditional healing. Enter into harmony with the universe and move forward on your soul’s journey.

After years of devoting herself to others, Joan Anderson devoted a year to rediscovering herself and reinvigorating her dreams. The questions she asked herself and the insights she gained became the core of helping women figure out how they can finally become what they need to be for themselves. In this book, Anderson shows women how to move beyond familiar roles and reclaim their individuality, long-neglected talents, and embrace new possibilities.

The inner critic whispers, whines, and keeps us in place. It controls our behavior and inhibits action. It thinks it is protecting us but causes shame, anxiety, depression, exhaustion, and low self-esteem. Learn how to recognize the critic, how to avoid or minimize “critic attacks”, and most importantly, how the inner critic can become an intelligent, perceptive partner in life.

Down to earth guidance on how to make friends with ourselves and develop genuine compassion for others. The author shows how we can “start where we are” by embracing rather than denying painful aspects of our lives. Pema Chodron frames her teachings around Tibetan Buddhist slogans such as “Be grateful to everyone.” We already have everything we need we just need to accept ourselves and use unwanted things inner lives to awaken compassion and move forward in peace.

Therapist Susan Forward has worked with a large number of women struggling to escape the emotional damage inflicted by the women who raised them. Subjected to criticism, competition, role reversal, smothering control, emotional neglect, and other forms of abuse, women raised by mothers who can’t love are plagued by anxiety, depression, relationship problems, lack of confidence, and difficulties with trust. But it is possible to heal the mother would and find validation. With case histories this book provides techniques to help overcome childhood pain and reclaim confidence and self-respect.

Boundaries are personal property lines that define who you are and who you are not, and influence all areas of your life. Physical boundaries help you determine who can touch you and under what circumstances, mental boundaries give you the freedom to have your own thoughts and opinions, and emotional boundaries help you deal with your own emotions and disengage from harmful emotions of others. This book shows you how to bring new health to relationships and discover how sound boundaries give you the freedom to be loving, giving and fulfilled.

In Controlling People author Patricia Evans tackles the “controlling personality” and reveals how and why these people try to ruin other people’s lives. She explains the compulsion that makes them continue this behavior – even as they alienate others and often lose those they love. This books helps you unravel senseless behavior that plagues both the controller and the victim. Can the pattern or spell be broken? Yes! says the author.

When the heart is allowed to work its alchemy, we discover that we can transmute our pain into peace, our grief into joy, and our anger into serenity. This books shows that transformation happens differently from how we expect. Our tendency is to avoid experiences we think of as negative, to shy away from situations that may be painful, and to suppress our real feelings. Alchemy of the Heart explains that when we accept the unacceptable instead of pushing it away, we discover that the flip side of pain is growth.

Today we all face an increasing flow of events about which we may feel we can do nothing. This is not true. It is crucial we now realize we are each responsible for navigating the quality of our personal experience. This book teaches us how to embrace authentic personal responsibility. It reveals the mechanics shaping the way we feel about our life and how we manifest our experience in a manner that empowers us to respond concisely to every facet of our lives. Simple, practical, learn to maintain peace in the midst of chaos.

For more than fifteen years, Caroline Myss has studied why some people heal, while others do not. Both visionary and practical this book presents a bold new account of the development of human consciousness and spirituality over the ages, and examines the dynamic global transformation of attitudes about healing. To help you stay on the path to wellness, Dr Myss provides rituals and prayers for gaining perspective on your life issues, for bolstering your personal power, and for connecting to universal divine energy.

Whether we’re dealing with an underperforming employee, disagreeing with our spouse about money or child-rearing, negotiations with a difficult client, or simply saying “no,” or “I’m sorry” or “I love you,” we attempt or avoid difficult conversations every day. No matter how competent we are, we all have conversations that cause anxiety and frustration. This book can help with a step-by-step approach for how to have your thoughest conversations with less stress and more success.

The first book for daughters who have suffered the abuse of selfish, self-involved mothers. This book provides the expert assistance you need in order to overcome this debilitating history and reclaim your life. Drawing on two decades of experience Dr McBride helps you recognize the wide-spread effects of this emotional abuse and create and individualized program for self protection, resolution, and complete recovery.

In this book, children of narcissists – offspring of parents whose interest always towered above the most basic needs of their sons or daughters – share a common belief. They believe they do not have the right to exist. These difficulties can manifest in many ways: physical self-loathing that takes the form of overeating, anorexia, or bulimia; a self-destructive streak that causes poor job performance and rocky personal relationships; or a struggle with her or her own children. Dr Golomb gets into the depths of this problems and helps the reader become bright, aware, motivated, and worthy.

Emotional blackmail is a powerful form of manipulation in which people close to us threaten to punish us for not doing what they want. Emotional blackmailers know how much we value our relationships with them. They know our vulnerabilities and our deepest secrets. They can be our parents or partners, bosses or coworkers, friends or lovers. And no matter how much they care about us, they use this intimate knowledge to win the payoff they want; our compliance. This book will give you the tools to fight back.

From an early age kids are taught to color inside the lines, and any color that strays outside the lines is considered to be a mistake that must be avoided. Perfectionism is a naturally limiting mindset. Imperfectionism, however, frees us to live outside the lines, where the possibilities are infinite, mistakes are allowed, and self-judgement is minimal. This book applies science of behavior modification directly to the roots of perfectionism, resulting in a new method for change.

Your mother belittles your clothes, your job, and your boyfriend. But instead of fighting back, you wonder if your mother is right and figure that a mature person should be able to take a little criticism. If you think things like this can’t happen to you, think again. Gaslighting is an insidious form of emotional abuse and manipulation that is difficult to recognize and even harder to break free from. In this book, therapist Stern shows how to gasproof your life.

This book presents an often-unrecognized ability in accessible ways, allowing you to discover an expanded awareness of what empathy is, how it works, and the myriad of ways it manifests. Develop deeper connection with your loved ones, use specialized techniques for screening and filtering information, and gain insights on how to overcome difficulties empaths often face. With this power, you’ll transform the way you live and connect with the world around you.

This is a call to a revolution of heart. In Tibetan Buddhism, it is taught that one of the most essential qualities of enlightenment is Tsewa, a form of warm energy and openness of the heart. It is the warmth we express and receive through empathy with others, especially those closest to us. In this book, Dzigar Kongtrul opens the door to this life-changing energy and shows us how to transform our attitude toward ourselves and those around us through its practice.

How can you “hear between the lines” to detect a lie? When is intuition the best guide to making important decisions? What are the tell-tale signs of romantic attraction? Jo-Ellan Demitrius – a leading behavioral expert – shows us how to spot the critical clues to a person’s integrity, work habits, and sexual interests, and to interpret these signs with accuracy and precision.

You are not doomed by your genes and hardwired to be a certain way for the rest of your life. A new science is emerging that empowers all human beings to create the reality they chose. In this book, Dr. Dispenza combines the fields of quantum physics, neuroscience, brain chemistry, biology, and genetics to show you what is truly possible. Not only will you get necessary knowledge to change any aspect of yourself, but you will be given tools to apply what you learn. Your life will never be the same.

In this groundbreaking book, Sharon Ellison takes us to the root of our communication problems. She shows us how defensiveness functions in our lives and lead to hurtful power struggles, outlining six basic patterns we use: self-betrayal, sabotage, avoidance, vindictiveness, excuses, and blame. Using her non-defensive communication process, you can express yourself with a completing blend of vulnerability and honesty. Enhance your self-esteem and become more open and spontaneous.

This book explores scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Proctor & Gamble to the sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a new understanding of human nature and its potential. By harnessing new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.

Ceremony brings the sacred into ordinary life. For tens of thousands of years, ceremonies have been universally used to help communities navigate change and welcome new cycles. Performing ceremonies creates a bridge between the material world we live in and the world of the unseen, the divine, the power of the universe. This book shows step by step how to design and perform shamanic rituals that remove the veil.

Oriah Mountain Dreamer challenges us to discard what we know of ourselves as seen through other people and the world around us, and to delve deep into our own selves to find who we truly are. In her distinctive voice, she opens us up to discover that there is nothing so essential as finding and embracing our true, fallibly human self and not through strenuous seeking but by letting go.

Learning to let go, to detach yourself from the circumstances in your life – that is the one skill that will set you free and help you find peace. You don’t have to give other people power over what you think and feel or be imprisoned by their expectations and demands. You don’t have to live in fear of the unknown. Karen Casey shows you what detachment is, what it isn’t, and how to practice it, and how it can change your life.

Do you have a keen imagination and vivid dreams? Is time alone each day essential? Are you “too shy” or “too sensitive” according to others? Do noise and confusion quickly overwhelm you? If you answers are yes, you may be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). In this book Elaine Aron shows you how to identify this trait and better understand yourself to create a fuller, richer life.

High sensitivity is a trait shared by 20 percent of the population, according to Dr. Elaine Aron, a clinical psychologist. This book is designed to honor that long-ignored, trampled-on part of yourself – your sensitivity. A collection of exercises and activities for both individuals and groups, this workbook will help you identify the HSP trait in yourself, nature the new, positive self-image you deserve, and create a richer, fuller life. Includes some writing prompts.

We all have an undervalued self – a part of ourselves that can cause us to feel worthless, shy, anxious, or even depressed. In her groundbreaking new book, Dr. Elaine Aron shows you how to: understand the influence of love and power on the undervalued self, identify the self-protectors you use and learn new / healthier ways of coping, recognize people and situations that trigger the undervalued self, uncover past traumas, dialogue with your inner critic to less the influence, and learn to create new links with others and deepen existing ones.

When Dr. Brandy Engler opened her sex therapy practice for women in Manhattan, she got a big surprise. Most of the calls were from men. They wanted to talk about womanizing, porn addiction, impotence, prostitutes, and most of all, love. This book contains fresh insights into modern sexual maladies, gleaned from real people having real struggles and experiencing real epiphanies in the real world. This book will change how both women and men think about love, sex, and desire.

This book has helped millions of couples attain more loving, supportive, and deeply satisfying relationships. Explore: The mystery of attraction, commitment, and conscious partnership. Exercises include visualizations, exploring childhood wounds, and unfinished business. A twentieth anniversary edition with over two million copies sold.

He says he loves you. So, why does he do that? You’ve asked yourself this question again and again. Now you have the chance to see inside the minds of angry and controlling men – and to change your life. In this book, a counselor who specializes in working with abusive men shows you how to improve, survive, or leave an abusive relationship. You will learn: early warning signs, 10 abusive personality types, what you can fix and what you can’t, and how to get out of a relationship safely.

We each have our own story, a personal myth constructed from the experiences of our lives. But so often, we believe that we ARE our story, identifying so strongly with the tales we’ve told ourselves and others that we cling to them for very existence – even when they don’t quiet fit. The realization that there is a discrepancy between the narrative you’ve crafted and your authentic self can be disconcerting but the exploration of that gap is a doorway to personal freedom, and this book will lead you through it. WHEN YOUR STORY CHANGES YOUR LIFE IS TRANSFORMED.

“When I begin to write, I open myself and wait. And when I turn toward an inner spiritual awareness, I open myself and wait.” With that insight, Pat Schneider invites readers to contemplate their lives and deepest questions through writing. In seventeen concise thematic chapters that include meditations on topics such as fear, freedom, traditions in writing and in religions, forgiveness, joy, social justice, and death, this book gracefully guides readers through the artistic and spiritual questions that life offers everyone.

You don’t need to compete when you know who you are. Everyone of us – regardless of where we were born, how we were brought up, how many setbacks we’ve endured or privileges we’ve been afforded – has been conditioned to compete to win. Ironically the people who create fulfilling lives and career – the ones we respect, admire and try to emulate – choose an alternative path to success. They have a power of sense of identity. They tell the real story. This book is about how to stop competing and start being who you are.

Boost your self esteem and radiate confidence in all aspects of your life. This Teach Yourself Workbook doesn’t just tell you how to boost your self-esteem. It accompanies you every step of the way, with diagnostic tools, goal-setting charts, practical activities, and many more features. Specially created exercises will help you boost your skills and communication so that you can reach your potential.

John Powell speaks to our souls – bringing peace and purpose to our lives. Ranked by Publishers Weekly as one of the most popular spiritual writers of our time, Powell is a professor of theology at Loyola University in Chicago. This book takes the reader on a journey through the human condition, growing as a person, interpersonal relationship, dealing with our emotions, methods of ego-defense, and a catalogue of games and roles.

This classic is still the most comprehensive guide on the subject and the only book that offers proven cognitive techniques for talking back to your self-critical voice. Learn step-by-step techniques to help you: handle mistakes and respond well to criticism, foster compassion, set and achieve goals that will enrich your life, build self esteem in children. Cultivate self-esteem by recognizing the human tendency toward self-criticism.

If you’re like most people, you want to lead a life of meaning and significance, joy and satisfaction. But all the drama and demands we face seem to get in the way of our dreams, don’t they? We know we are meant for more, but it seems like the days are slipping by and we can’t do anything about it. It shouldn’t be like this. And it doesn’t have to be. In this step-by-step guide Hyatt and Harkavy share proven principles to help you stop drifting, design a Life Plan with the end in mind, and chart a path that will take you there.

Everything we encounter can help us see who we are, if we know where to look. Our clearest mirrors, and most difficult challenges, are often other people – those wonderful, nagging, kind, selfish, thoughtful, lazy, sweet, arrogant people. Becoming aware that what we see in others is a part of who WE are is the first and most powerful step on the journey of self-discovery. This is not a typical how-to book on solving relationship problems. The focus here is awareness, clarity, and freedom.

“The only way to undo racism is to consistently identify and describe it – and then dismantle it.” At its core, racism is a powerful system that creates false hierarchies of human value; its warped logic extends beyond race, from the way we regard people of different ethnicities or skin colors to the way we treat people of different sexes, gender identities, and body types. This book is an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law and science and essential for anyone wanting to take the next step to the formation of a just and equitable society.

How do we stop running from “the mess of life” – our predicaments, our frustrations, even our search for liberation – and start flowing with all of it? This book invites us to discovery the ocean of who we are: an awareness that has already allowed every wave of emotion and experience to arrive. Candid thoughts, humorous – and deeply compassionate toward those searching for a way out of suffering – this refreshing book inspires us to stop trying to “do” acceptance and starting falling in love with “what has already been allowed.”

The inner critic is the voice inside our heads reminding us that we are never “good enough.” It’s behind the insidious thoughts that can make us second-guess our every action and doubt our own value. The inner critic might feel overpowering, but it can be managed. Mark Coleman helps readers understand and free themselves from the inner critic using the tools of mindfulness and compassion based on real people’s journeys. Live a free, happy, and flourishing life.

How would your life be like if you accepted people and things as they are? No one gets to sail through life free of turbulence. What separates people who shake it off, bounce back, and stay positive from the bitter, never satisfied, and defeated? Daniel Miller convincingly attests that the answer is choosing acceptance. In this book, he offers tools, insights, and strategies for practicing acceptance, coupled with inspiring true stories.

Transform you life with this revolutionary and accessible seven-step guide – grounded in energy medicine, neurobiology, and quantum physics – to awaken your true health and potential through energy healing. In this book Dr. Morter bridges ancient healing practices with cutting edge science and offers a detailed road map to help you experience deep healing in your life. Grounded in practical, accessible exercises, you will activate untapped energy and neurocircuitry in your boyd and empower hidden potential.

Emotions – especially the dark and dishonored ones – hold a tremendous amount of energy. We’ve all seen what happens when we repress or blindly express them. In this book, empathic counselor mcLaren shows you how to meet your emotions and receive their life-saving wisdom to safely move toward resolution. Exercises cover a full spectrum of feelings from anger, fear, and shame to jealousy, grief, joy and more. You will discovery how to work with your own and other’s emotions with expertise and cultivate a new empowered relationship with your feelings.

What if there were a single skill that could directly and radically improve your relationship with your life? Empathy, teaches Karla McLaren, is that skill. In this book she teaches us how to perceive and feel the experiences of others with clarity and authenticity – to connect with them more deeply and effectively. Informed by current insights from neuroscience, social psychology, and healing traditions this book is full skills that build bridges and create connection.

Feeling burnt out from life, strung out from social media, and put out by a society that always wants more from you? Then this book is an invitation to help you lead a free and authentic life, one rooted in a radical spirit of humility drawn from ancient spiritual wisdom that echoes the insights of the ages and, as Joan Chittister writes, “sings of a fresher, truer tomorrow.”

A runaway bestseller and National Book Award Winner, Sherwin Nuland’s How We Die has become the definitive text on perhaps the single most universal human concern: death. This new addition includes an all-embracing and incisive afterward that examines the state of health care and our relationship with life as it approaches its terminus. It also covers how we can take control of our own final days.

Whether you know it or not, every moment of your life, you’re making a choice: will you look through the lens of ego or the lens of soul? Which one you choose makes all the difference in what you see. Your soul – the authentic self at the core of your core – is the seat of unconditional love and joy, connection and inner growth. The ego, or social self, is field by fear, judgment, separation, and illusion. Most of us are used to identifying with our ego. This book explores the big issues of life and looks at ways to detach from the ego and grow you soul connections.

In an imperfect world with imperfect people, we suffer setbacks, sickness, and heartaches. Yvonne uses personal examples to help people exchange their shattered dreams for joy and a life full of hope and healing. Each chapter has an anecdote or two, journal activities, affirmations, readings, and a prayer. Your journey through this book will help you move forward with hope.

Imagine for a moment that you had no pressures in your life – no problems to fix, no deadlines to meet, no struggles to overcome. Do you feel that sense of spacious relief? It’s not an illusion, teaches O’Malley. It really is possible to live with that profound openness all the time, even while tending to your everyday tasks and obligations. In this book, Mary offers practical guidance for meeting your experiences unclouded by fear or judgement, and infused with a sense of ease and trust.

Awareness. Transformation. Intent. The gift of Toltec wisdom is in being able to transcend ordinary human awareness and achieve personal freedom. Simply put, personal freedom is the ability to choose how to ACT rather than REACT to the events in your life. The Toltec Way is about rediscovering your true self and living at peace with the world around you. It offers you a way to get started on your journey and find hidden knowledge in parable-like teaching stories that are interwoven.

We each have a life story, but what can we do to change it for the better? In this practical guide to personal transformation, Jungian analyst and shamanic practitioner Carl Greer blends both traditions. He offers techniques for working with archetypal energies, inner figures, and symbols encountered when doing shamanic journey, engaging in ritual or ceremony, dreaming – or when in nature. These techniques will inspire you to tap into your unconscious mind to access your innate power to Change Your Story, Change Your Life.

When Margaret Feinberg learned she had cancer, she decided to fight back. Knowing that the weapon she selected for this battle would change everything, she chose joy. Joy is more than whimsy. It’s the weapon you can use to fight life’s greatest battles. Through months of treatment, questions, and hopes Margaret discovered that joy is far more dynamic than most of us realize. It can reignite the passion for laughter, free us from endless demands, and help us become content and thankful. It can change the unchangeable.

You may have been taught that emotions aren’t logical and therefore can’t be trusted. That happiness depends on suppression or avoiding “negative” feelings. On the contrary, emotions are the key to discerning energy reality. They are the language of subtle energy providing information, direction, motivation, and vitality. Understanding this power will help you make better decisions, heal your past, and create the life of your dreams.

Using energy therapy and emotional healing techniques, this book shows you how to achieve complete and permanent healing by loving, accepting, and being yourself no matter what. Energy therapist Scher present and easy, three-part approach to removing blockages, changing your relationship with stress, and coming into alignment with who you truly are. Discover areas of imbalance and easy ways to address them on your healing journey. This book can help change your life.

The relentless pursuit of high self-esteem has become a virtual religion. Our ultra competitive culture tells us we need to be constantly above average to feel good about ourselves, but there is always someone more attractive, successful, or intelligent than we are. Our sense of self-worth goes up and down like a ping pong ball, rising and falling in lockstep with our latest success or failure. This book powerfully demonstrates why it’s so important to be self-compassionate and give yourself the same caring support you’d give to a friend.

This book delves into some fascinating mysteries of experience: Why we tend to remember the best or worst moment of an experience, as well as the last moment, and forget the rest. Why “we feel most comfortable when things are certain, but why we feel most alive when they are not.” And why our most cherished memories are clustered into a brief period during our youth. Discover how brief experiences can change lives and how we can create more of them.

After years of devoting herself to others, Joan Anderson devoted a year to rediscovering herself and reinvigorating her dreams. The questions she asked herself and the insights she gained became the core of helping women figure out how they can finally become what they need to be for themselves. In this book, Anderson shows women how to move beyond familiar roles and reclaim their individuality, long-neglected talents, and embrace new possibilities.

The inner critic whispers, whines, and keeps us in place. It controls our behavior and inhibits action. It thinks it is protecting us but causes shame, anxiety, depression, exhaustion, and low self-esteem. Learn how to recognize the critic, how to avoid or minimize “critic attacks”, and most importantly, how the inner critic can become an intelligent, perceptive partner in life.

Down to earth guidance on how to make friends with ourselves and develop genuine compassion for others. The author shows how we can “start where we are” by embracing rather than denying painful aspects of our lives. Pema Chodron frames her teachings around Tibetan Buddhist slogans such as “Be grateful to everyone.” We already have everything we need we just need to accept ourselves and use unwanted things inner lives to awaken compassion and move forward in peace.

Individuals with narcissistic disorder engage in chronic devaluation and manipulation of their partners and are unlikely to seek treatment. It is difficult to pinpoint what exactly makes a narcissistic abuser tick and the manipulative tactics they use. In this book you will learn red flags of narcissistic behavior, manipulative tactics, methods to detach and heal, and how to reconnect with your authentic self.

This book is for anyone who has ever received a knock of tragedy at the door. Maybe it’s a cancer diagnosis. Maybe it’s the death of your best friend. The betrayal of a spouse. The loss of a child. The implosion of a professional career. Or any tragedy that takes the person we love the most away from us too soon. Life is not without its challenges. The key is how you respond.
And we believe this book offers a roadmap for anyone else who has ever had to answer a knock at the door.

Is your child stuck in the middle of a high-conflict divorce? In Getting Through My Parents’ Divorce, two psychologists and experts in parental alienation offer a fun and engaging workbook to help kids work through stressful or confusing emotions and feel safe and loved—no matter what.

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