Books for Dads & Grads

Graduations are happening everywhere, and Father’s Day is coming (June 18th this year!) Here is a list of books for the dads and grads in your life.


Quotes That Will Change Your Life

The wisest, most experienced, and most thoughtful people in history have left us these little thought-bombs, and this book collects them and neatly arranges them into topics everyone wonders about.  Surprising, jolting, discomforting, and comforting insights urge us to live a full, unbridled life, question authority and reality, relate to fellow humans, create, risk, love, live with uncertainty, and stay sane in an insane world.  These rousing insights and challenging thoughts appeal to everyone.


The Saint’s Little Book of Wisdom

From Saint Teresa of Calcutta to Saint Francis of Assisi, the words of the saints provide comfort, strength, and peace in times of need and in times of joy. In this beautiful, handy collection, the wisdom of the saints has been distilled into themes such as love, faith, hope, and joy. This volume offers 300 bite-sized nuggets of inspiration and wisdom for readers to turn to time and time again.


Exploring the Financial Universe

The role of the Sun, planets and stars and their influence on global markets is intriguing to traders and investors alike.  Christeen Skinners’s research shows very definite links between major stock market movements and the position of the planets. The work includes charts, graphs and horoscopes along with an explanation of some of the astro-financial forecasting techniques. This book will appeal to both those with little understanding of astrology or those well-versed in the subject.


Introducing NLP

Introducing NLP by Joseph O’Connor, a leading international NLP trainer and the author of NLP Workbook, offers the practical skills used by outstanding communicators. Excellent communication is the basis of creating excellent results. NLP skills are proving invaluable for personal development and professional excellence in counseling, education and business. Introducing NLP includes how to create rapport with others, influencing skills, understanding and using body language, how to think about and achieve the results you want, the art of asking key questions, effective meetings, negotiations, and selling and accelerated learning strategies.


The Mastery of Self

The Mastery of Self takes the Toltec philosophy of the Dream of the Planet and the personal dream and explains how a person can, wake up, liberate themselves from illusory beliefs and stories, and live with authenticity. Once released, we can live as our true, authentic, loving self, not only in solitude and meditation, but in any place— at the grocery store, stuck in traffic, etc.—and in any situation or scenario that confronts us.


Tesla For Beginners

Tesla For Beginners examines the man behind the alternating current and wireless technologies who traveled from Serbia by steamship to arrive in the United States with only four cents in his pocket. It was in the early 1880s, at the tail end of the Industrial Revolution and the beginning of the Second Industrial Revolution, that America beckoned him. Nikola Tesla—a poet of invention—left behind a vast and intriguing legacy. He was a scientist, physicist, mathematician, electrical engineer, and extensively published author who spent his last decades scraping for funding for celestial projects and living out his final days in penurious solitude with a pigeon.


The Path to Wealth

Entrepreneur May McCarthy shows how to create a true financial partnership with what she refers to as your Chief Spiritual Office (CSO).  This is not a dogmatic book; McCarthy encourages readers to partner with a higher power of their own understanding.  She insists this power is within you and it knows what must happen for you to receive what you want. Her daily roadmap helps readers define financial goals with their CSO creating the path to attain them.


The Everything Answer Book

Amit Goswami’s basic premise is that quantum physics is not only the future of science, but is also the key to understanding consciousness, life, death, God, psychology, and the meaning of life.  Quantum physics is an antidote to the moral sterility and mechanistic approach of scientific materialism and is the best and clearest approach to understanding our universe.  Here in conversation with friends and colleagues, Dr. Goswami shows that quantum physics is indeed the theory of everything.


Why Smart People Hurt

In Why Smart People Hurt, psychologist Dr. Eric Maisel draws on his many years of work with the best and the brightest to pinpoint these often devastating challenges and offer solutions based on the groundbreaking principles and practices of natural psychology. His thoughtful strategies include using logic and creativity to cope with the problems of having a brain that goes into overdrive at the drop of a hat. With a series of questions at the end of each chapter, he guides the reader to create his or her own roadmap to a calm and meaningful life.


Listful Thinking

More than half of all American employees feel overwhelmed, according to a study by the nonprofit Family and Work Institute. For the 54 percent of us who feel like we’re chasing our own tails, Listful Thinking is here to prove that it doesn’t have to be that way. You can still find time to relax, read a good book, and do the things you love. Listful Thinking is the book that will give readers their lives back with indispensable tips on saving time, getting organized, improving productivity, saving money, and reducing stress.

Celebrate the Women in Your Life

Mother’s Day is on Sunday and we’ve put together a list of essential titles for the important women in your life. Enjoy!


The Woman’s Book of Joy

Women have a great many challenges to deal with in their lives. Among the most ubiquitous of those challenges is self-care. Too often they are focused on caring for others and not themselves.  This is a book that encourages and inspires women to care more deeply for themselves and to face life’s challenges with courage and joy. It is a practical resource for accessing inner wisdom, enhancing self-esteem, overcoming sorrow, and deepening relationships. This daily companion is a kind of spa for the soul. Here is a resource that will enable women to experience a little bit of daily serenity and embrace a life of lightness and hope.


Rewrite Your Life

According to common wisdom, we all have a book inside of us. Every author calls on, crystallizes and shades their life experiences to craft fiction. The most conflict-ridden moments of our lives – the tragedies, humiliations, and terrors – shape the best stories. But how do we select and then write our most significant story? Creative writing professor, sociologist, and popular fiction author Jessica Lourey guides us through the redemptive process of writing a healing novel which recycles and transforms our most precious resource—our own emotions and experiences.


The Soul Discovery Coloring Book

As a follow-up to Writing Down Your Soul, here is a companion coloring book that offers a powerful catalyst for accessing the knowledge already deep within you. Adult coloring books are all the rage and The Soul Discovery Coloring Book comes with the added benefit of helping readers to reach deep within themselves to connect with the divine. The result? The reader not only colors a beautiful picture, but also creates a beautiful life


Lean Forward Into Your Life

Lean Forward into Your Life is an invitation, a reflection, and a set of prompts to help you remember the questions you want to ask yourself. In the words of artist and author Mary Ann Radmacher, Lean Forward into Your Life is a “commonplace book for leading an uncommon life. An uncommon life need not include fame and fortune. An uncommon life means living with intention, paying attention, celebrating, taking care of yourself, risking love. To live an uncommon life means to live large from the heart.”


The Courage to Be Yourself

Geared to women who too often find themselves meeting the wants of others at the expense of their own needs, The Courage to Be Yourself provides necessary tools to help readers transform their fears into the courage to express their own authentic selves. By sharing her own journey and the journey of other women, Sue Patton Thoele helps readers learn to set boundaries, change self-defeating behavior patterns, communicate effectively, and, most importantly, become a loving and tolerant friend to themselves.


Gentle Energy Touch

Imagine being able to utilize the power of your mind for the purpose of healing with Universal Energy—just by asking. Gentle Energy Touch, a form of energy medicine pioneered by Barbara Savin, does just that by using intention to begin the healing process of an individual. In this book, readers will learn some of Savin’s basic, handson techniques for assisting the body’s natural ability to heal itself. The beauty of the Gentle Energy Touch approach is that while it can produce results on its own, it also complements all medical treatments and modalities, often shortening treatment and speeding healing.


Pope Francis’ Little Book of Wisdom

A pope of the people, Pope Francis’ teachings have been praised and shared by the faithful and nonreligious alike. Exploring themes such as faith and prayer, love and family, peace and poverty, this collection is accessible to all who admire the man and are inspired by his wisdom. Included in this gift-format edition are fifteen chapters on wide-ranging topics including: family, the law of love, the nature of God, and more.


The Only Little Prayer You Need

These six words—please heal my fear-based thoughts—change lives. In this brief and inspiring book, based on Engle’s study of A Course in Miracles, she explains how to use the prayer and experience immediate benefits:being less irritable, more patient, laughing more, feeling like you have more time, more energy, worrying less, making decisions more easily and saying no without guilt. One Facebook fan told Engle, “The most blessed aspect of this prayer is all the open space it creates for peace—I never knew how many fear-based thoughts were clogging up in me until this prayer.”


Living Long, Living Passionately

Replete with personal stories and quotes and imbued with Casey’s own understanding of peaceful living as guided by her 12-step practice, A Course in Miracles, and a daily practice of meditation and prayer, these 75 essays help us make room for everything in our peaceful, vibrant, well-lived life. Each brief nugget invites contemplation and action as she helps us explore fear and love, resistance and acceptance, willpower and discernment. Savor each of the essays and practices and choose the ones that speak to you.


Wild Words from Wild Women

A ribald collection of bon mots on everything from bras to babies, shopping to sex, menopause to men, and politics to parties. These wild words—from strippers, CEOs, poets, senators, and every kind of woman in between—make delectable reading for sassy, untamable, and fabulous women everywhere.


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The Woman’s Book of Joy9781573246705

Self-care is an important pursuit and yet an incredible challenge for women. Too often they are focused on caring for others and not themselves. Through 150 meditations and affirmations, The Woman’s Book of Joy provides the encouragement women need to be good to themselves and to develop awareness, let go, be optimistic, and trust the universe.

The Soul Discovery Coloring Book9781573246859

This companion to Janet Conner’s Writing Down Your Soul offers a powerful catalyst for accessing the knowledge deep within. Using 22 key questions to ignite the imagination and filled with plenty of ideas, The Soul Discovery Coloring Book will inspire readers to not only color a beautiful picture but to create a beautiful life.

Lean Forward into Your Life9781573246460

This book is an invitation, a reflection, and a set of prompts to help you remember the questions you want to ask yourself. Readers will learn how to live with intention, listen hard, play with an abandon, continue to learn, live as if this is all there is, and do what you love.

The Courage to Be Yourself9781573246767

Geared to women who too often find themselves meeting the wants of others at the expense of their own needs, Thoele provides the necessary tools to help readers transform their fears into the courage to express their own authentic selves.


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