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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Everything is a Miracle

by Eileen Campbell

There are so many things to marvel at in our world if our hearts can be open to them, and if we can see them without judging and distorting through our thoughts and opinions.  It was Albert Einstein, father of the Theory of Relativity, who said, ‘There are only two ways to live your life.  One is as though nothing is a miracle.  The other is as though everything is a miracle.’

Starting with ourselves, we can appreciate the miracle of our body and its functioning, which we tend to take for granted until something goes wrong.  The heart, the brain, the organs for digestion and elimination, the senses, all the myriads of cells, nerves, muscles, and tissues, cooperate through an amazing system of interconnections to carry out the necessary functions they perform.  And we are able to walk, dance, sing, play tennis, make love, and do 1,001 things as a result.  Awesome, really!

This amazing orchestration is also mirrored in the world around us.  Beyond ourselves, we are part of larger wholes – family, community, the whole of humanity and life on the planet.  Our existence within the miraculous living organism of Gaia is certainly something to appreciate.  We are all moved by the beauty and magnificence of the natural world with its mountains, plains, forests, rivers, and seas, teeming with life and energy.

Everything is a Miracle

Using our senses, we can wonder at the miracle of life evident all around us on a daily basis.  I’m blessed with a garden, but just as rewarding, if we don’t have one, is a walk in the park or the countryside, or along the beach, or in woodland.  Even walking down a street in the heart of the city or town there is much to marvel at.  We can look at the sky, at the architecture of the buildings surrounding us, maybe there are a few cherry trees with their magnificent frothy blossoms, or some colourful flower displays hanging in doorways or on windowsills.  We can look at people, endlessly fascinating as they go about their lives, each with their own story written on their faces.

If we’re confined indoors because of ill-health or old age, a plant can remind us of our connection to the miracle of life.  Growing bulbs or seeds on a windowsill always thrills me!  And we can be thankful for the treasured possessions and photographs we have around us that evoke memories and give us pleasure.  We can listen to uplifting music.  We can share the space with family and friends when they visit us.  We can be thankful that we are alive and have the opportunity for yet more life experience.

Wherever we are, there are things to delight us.  We only have to be aware and use our senses and open our hearts.  When we are able to appreciate and give thanks for life as it is, and when we revel in the here and now, our hearts are filled with joy.


Eileen Campbell is a writer of inspirational books, including a successful series of anthologies described by the media as “treasures of timeless wisdom,” which sold collectively around 250,000 copies. She has studied with a variety of teachers from different traditions and brings a wealth of knowledge and life experience to her books. She is known for her pioneering and visionary career as a self-help and spirituality publishers, and has also written and presented for BBC Radio 2 and 4. She currently devotes her energies to yoga, writing, and gardening. She lives in England. Visit her at http://www.eileencampbellbooks.com.

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Walk Among the Flowers Instead of Walking in Your Own Shadow

by Eileen Campbell

Letting go of negative emotions is vital if we want to have more joy in our lives.  We all experience a broad range of emotions, but negative emotions like fear, anger, resentment, guilt, and shame emerge when life doesn’t go the way we want it, which it rarely does.  Such emotions can be problematic and prevent us from experiencing true joy.  Whereas positive emotions like love, openness, courage, and empathy enhance life and health, negative emotions create tension and stress.

The origin of negative emotions lies in our past.  We have forgotten what was effectively programmed into our brains in childhood and have remained as misperceptions in our thinking. We actually make our lives more difficult than they need be by holding on to long-held beliefs and self-imposed limitations that are no longer appropriate.  As children we wanted love and approval from our parents, and as we grew up, from our teachers and peers.  We learned how to get our needs met by adopting certain patterns of behaviour, and these became habits.  Gradually we created a self-image, and in order to make sense of our lives, we told ourselves stories about who we were, and we continue to do this, modifying and justifying that self-image that is our identity.

Walk Among the Flowers

By becoming more aware of these stories we tell ourselves and the roles we play automatically that cause us unhappiness, we can begin to let go of them.  It’s our thoughts that create emotions, and we tend to think we are our emotions, when they are simply feelings – they are not who we are.  Only when we become more aware of our thoughts can we begin to see them for what they are and let them go.

Although there’s much that we cannot control in life, we always have a choice about what our thoughts dwell on, as Rumi cautioned us:

‘Stop walking in your own shadow

Wallowing in your foolish thoughts.

Raise your head, look at the sun, walk

Among the flowers, become a human being.’

We need to take an honest look at our past in order to understand, leaving behind the hurts, fears, and disappointments of our earlier years.  Whatever happened is in the past, and we need to accept that the wounds were inflicted, but there is no need to keep revisiting them and suffering.  We can let the circumstances of our life close us down, or we can let them open us up.  We can let go of our negative thoughts.  By becoming more aware of the patterns that run through our lives, we can change what we believe is who we are.  Once we see ourselves more clearly we can begin to accept and love ourselves.  We can also reshape our stories to give us what we most want out of life for the future.


Eileen Campbell is a writer of inspirational books, including a successful series of anthologies described by the media as “treasures of timeless wisdom,” which sold collectively around 250,000 copies. She has studied with a variety of teachers from different traditions and brings a wealth of knowledge and life experience to her books. She is known for her pioneering and visionary career as a self-help and spirituality publishers, and has also written and presented for BBC Radio 2 and 4. She currently devotes her energies to yoga, writing, and gardening. She lives in England. Visit her at http://www.eileencampbellbooks.com.

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We Don’t Need to Be Perfect!

by Eileen Campbell

Many of us as women try too hard to meet impossible standards of perfection.  We always want to know the answers, do everything right, and never make mistakes.  We try to look well-turned-out, stylish, and attractive, to be professional and efficient in our careers, to be good mothers, considerate partners, dutiful daughters, pillars of the community, etc.  We’re so busy trying to be perfect and hold everything together, we become rigid and inflexible, losing touch with what we’re thinking and feeling, and less able genuinely to connect with others.

The problem is we’ve been conditioned to be perfect and are afraid of getting it wrong.  We’re less likely than men to take risks, believing that we’re not good enough.  Over thousands of years women have been conditioned to feel that their role is secondary to men’s,  and so it’s hard to break out of the mould.  Fear drives us – those subliminal whispers make us doubt our capabilities and tell us we’ll be found out as not up to the task in hand unless we do something perfectly.  The competitive society in which we live can sometimes make us feel envious of others’ seeming good fortune – their looks, their wealth, their success etc. – and we compare ourselves needlessly.

We Don't Need to Be Perfect

For young women, with the pressures from social media, it can be particularly difficult – not only should they be having the most thrilling and perfect time of their lives, but they also have to have a successful career, be getting married, buying a house, and having children.  Sometimes lives can spiral into chaos, when feelings of inadequacy and failing to make the grade become overwhelming, resulting in stress, anxiety, and depression.

We’ve got to learn to be comfortable with imperfection.  We’re human, with all our faults and flaws.  We’re not perfect and our life is a work in progress.  Instead of beating ourselves up for failing to meet the high standards we demand of ourselves, we need to congratulate ourselves on what we’ve achieved.  We need to be kinder to ourselves.  Self-acceptance is one of the most important factors in producing a consistent sense of well-being.

Instead of being afraid that we’re not good enough, we need to learn to be braver and take more risks.  That becomes easier when we feel at ease with who we are.  We need to take care of ourselves in the fullest sense, by slowing down and turning inwards.  When we appreciate who we are, where we are, and what we have in our lives, we can let go of the need to be perfect.


Eileen Campbell is a writer of inspirational books, including a successful series of anthologies described by the media as “treasures of timeless wisdom,” which sold collectively around 250,000 copies. She has studied with a variety of teachers from different traditions and brings a wealth of knowledge and life experience to her books. She is known for her pioneering and visionary career as a self-help and spirituality publishers, and has also written and presented for BBC Radio 2 and 4. She currently devotes her energies to yoga, writing, and gardening. She lives in England. Visit her at http://www.eileencampbellbooks.com.

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Learning the Dance of Life

by Eileen Campbell

Life is like a dance, and for the dance we need to be fluid, fearless, and aware.  Everything in life is in a state of constant change, ebbing and flowing, waxing and waning, but we need to trust in the process of constant regeneration.

In Hinduism Shiva, in the form of Nataraj, is the transforming god.  In his cosmic dance, Shiva balances on one leg within a circle of flames, representing the continuous creation, maintenance, and destruction of the universe.  His right foot is poised over a demon representing ignorance, but Shiva’s head is serene.  As the archetypal dancer, Shiva represents the ever-changing life-force with the myriads of worlds, galaxies, and beings taking shape and passing away.  As the archetypal sage, he represents the Absolute where all distinctions dissolve.  This endless round of existence means beginnings and endings, with life renewing itself constantly.

Learning the Dance of Life

Things may fall apart, but out of chaos something new is always being born.  We cannot hold on to anything in life forever – we have to let go.  Relationships dissolve, we lose parents, friends and colleagues, possessions and homes can be destroyed, youth and beauty fade, fame and success are eclipsed, and our bodies wither and cease functioning.  If we can learn to view life as a dance however and trust the Life-force within us to show us the way, wisdom and serenity can triumph over ignorance.

The martial arts like tai chi, aikido judo, karate, and kendo help in physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, where the purpose of training is to enable the practitioner to respond in an appropriate manner when under attack.    Thomas Crum, uses the graceful martial art of aikido, often translated as ‘the way of harmonious spirit’, or ‘the way of unifying life energy’ in his well-known conflict resolution and stress management workshops.   He advises us on not being afraid of the ups and downs of life – ‘Instead of seeing the rug pulled from under us, we can learn to dance on the shifting carpet.’


Eileen Campbell is a writer of inspirational books, including a successful series of anthologies described by the media as “treasures of timeless wisdom,” which sold collectively around 250,000 copies. She has studied with a variety of teachers from different traditions and brings a wealth of knowledge and life experience to her books. She is known for her pioneering and visionary career as a self-help and spirituality publishers, and has also written and presented for BBC Radio 2 and 4. She currently devotes her energies to yoga, writing, and gardening. She lives in England. Visit her at http://www.eileencampbellbooks.com.

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Walking in Someone Else’s Moccasins

by Eileen Campbell

We often forget how similar we all are underneath our external appearances.  It doesn’t matter what sex, age, race, upbringing, or religion – deep down we all want the same thing – to be happy and avoid pain and suffering.

When we remember that there is a spark of divinity in every one of us, it’s easier to refrain from criticizing or blaming someone because of their behaviour.    Not that it’s any great surprise that we rush to judge others, since we’re quick to berate ourselves for failing to live up to our idea of what we think we should be.  We give ourselves a hard time when we make mistakes and say and do things we wish we hadn’t done, or don’t say and do things it might have been better to have said and done.  If we can’t be kind to ourselves, we’re unlikely to be kind towards others.

Each of us is on a path, and we can never know what someone else’s path is. If we think about our own lives, we know that through our many experiences we are constantly learning and changing.  Events force us to change and grow.  Poets, philosophers and mystics of many persuasions have portrayed the world as a school where we come as souls to learn.  Others too are learning and changing just as we are.

Walking in Someone Else's Moccasins

The Native American saying, ‘Do not judge someone until you have walked a mile in their moccasins’, reminds us of the need to stop and reflect before we criticize or judge someone.  How can we know the reasons for their behaviour unless we put ourselves in their shoes?  Having empathy for others is not always easy, but what we can do is recognize that the divine spark is there in them, just as it is in us.

This doesn’t mean that we condone the other person’s behaviour, but it does mean that we don’t get caught up in a spiral of negativity. If instead we can cultivate empathy, through awareness and listening to their story, then compassion can be the result.  This applies whether we’re dealing with our most intimate relationships, our work colleagues, our neighbours, or even strangers.

When we try to see something from another’s perspective, then we move closer towards tolerance and acceptance of difference.   We begin to recognize our shared humanity, and the deep connection we all share, as different cultures in the past once did, and as indigenous societies still do today.

All the great humanitarians and teachers of different religious traditions have stressed the importance of compassion.  The so-called Golden Rule of treating others as we would wish ourselves to be treated runs through all religions.  ‘My religion is kindness,’ says the Dalai Lama.  The Talmud, the Jewish Book of wisdom, claims, ‘The highest wisdom is kindness.’  Jesus told us to ‘love one another as I have loved you.’  The Koran asks, ‘Do you love your Creator?  Then love your fellow beings first.’

The perceptive writer Aldous Huxley, having explored mysticism and altered states of consciousness, said on his deathbed, ‘Let us be kinder to one another.’  We may not be able to walk in someone else’s shoes, but when we recognize the divine spark within someone, we will naturally be kinder to them.


Eileen Campbell is a writer of inspirational books, including a successful series of anthologies described by the media as “treasures of timeless wisdom,” which sold collectively around 250,000 copies. She has studied with a variety of teachers from different traditions and brings a wealth of knowledge and life experience to her books. She is known for her pioneering and visionary career as a self-help and spirituality publishers, and has also written and presented for BBC Radio 2 and 4. She currently devotes her energies to yoga, writing, and gardening. She lives in England. Visit her at http://www.eileencampbellbooks.com.

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