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New Arrivals - Philosophy, psychology, and religion

The author assembles invaluable insights and resources, especially mentoring resources that will assist in the transition of boys to men and eventually help propel them into a purpose-driven life.

The author draws upon her own experiences to examine what it means to be a woman today, exploring such facets of womanhood as family, work, sex, love, and power and looking at women's spiritual and emotional life

Presents a comprehensive guide to inspire and motivate positive thinking principles that can effect a change in an individual's life.

"...Roger Scruton defends the experience of the sacred against today's fashionable forms of atheism. He argues that our personal relationships, moral intuitions, and aesthetic judgments hint at a transcendent dimension that cannot be understood through the lens of science alone."-- Book jacket

Written by eight times World Memory Champion, Dominic O'Brien this book is a complete course in memory enhancement. Dominic takes you step-by-step through an ingenious programme of skills, introducing all his tried and tested techniques on which he has built his triumphant championship performances. Pacing the course in line with his expert understanding of how the brain responds to basic memory training, Dominic offers strategies and tips that will expand your mental capacities at a realistic but impressive rate.

Presents an analysis of the human inclination toward self-deception that explains how selective misperception influences every major aspect of life, has powerful placebo effects and does not always have negative consequences.

A narrative account of history and myth that offers a new way of understanding one of the world's oldest major religions, this book elucidates the relationship between recorded history and imaginary worlds. Hinduism does not lend itself easily to a strictly chronological account: many of its central texts cannot be reliably dated; its central tenets--karma, dharma, to name just two--arise at particular moments in Indian history and differ in each era, between genders, and caste to caste; and what is shared among Hindus is overwhelmingly outnumbered by the things that are unique to one group or another. Yet the greatness of Hinduism--its vitality, its earthiness, its vividness--lies precisely in many of those idiosyncratic qualities that continue to inspire debate today. Wendy Doniger, one of the world's foremost scholars of Hinduism, illuminates those moments within the tradition that resist forces that would standardize or establish a canon.--From publisher description.

"Money, love, security, career, family... this little book has a spell for it! From a knot scarf spell to energize you to a fragrance spell to prepare for an important day to a four feathers spell to open new doors of opportunity, Cassandra Eason gives you 366 spells to take you through the year. Just turn to a spell that interests you or open the book and pick one at random!"--Page [4] of cover.

Outlines how to re-discover one's natural aptitudes and re-claim the wisdom of past experiences to become in sync with the opportunities life offers.

A Harvard Medical School professor and a journalist discuss how the human lifestyle has changed more rapidly than the human body has and promote obtaining health and happiness by modeling diet, exercise, sleep and mindfulness on that of our ancestors.

Death is not the end. In fact, your loved ones who have passed are watching you, helping you, and healing you?though you may not know it. In this highly emotional book, lifelong intuitive Sue Frederick takes you through the process of connecting with the other side to: *Use your intuition to understand that your loved ones are at peace, *See into the other side to feel and release your pain, *Help loved ones cross over, *Use your own birth path number to discover what obstacles you might have on this journey and how to overcome them, *Understand a bigger view of spirituality and what happens after life, and so much more. Filled with heartwarming, reassuring stories of Sue?s own experiences and those of others, Bridges to Heaven is a landmark book about grief, death, and life.

Science may be unable to ?prove? that there is life (or something else) after death, but countless people continue to experience these unexplained coincidences when a loved one dies, while others experience such visions while they are dying themselves. Prompted by her family?s surprising, profound experiences around the deaths of her father and her sister, the hyper-rational Pearson sets out on an open-minded inquiry and discovers that roughly half of bereaved persons?as well as nurses, hospice workers, soldiers, and others who constantly observe the dying?have had uncanny, transcendent experiences. These intimations of enduring bonds can radically help people process their grief and their fear. Opening Heaven?s Door recounts deeply affecting stories of messages from the dying and the dead in a fascinating work of investigative journalism, pointing to new scientific explanations that give these luminous moments the importance felt by those who experience them.

"Pastor Steve Berger describes and explains what he's learned about heaven since his teenaged son's tragic death--and applies it to the here and now"-- Provided by publisher.

The founder of the Spartan Race gives you a life strategy guide that takes you out of your comfort zone and into a combat zone, detailing how to commit to a goal, put in the work, and get it done.

Presents techniques to combat fear, anxiety, burnout, fatigue, and other common problems, featuring spirit-based principles, meditations, and practical tools to help readers connect with their inner strength and live with more ease.

For the millions of people who struggle with food and body issues, yoga and its practice of mindfulness can offer a surprisingly effective path to well-being. For Melissa Grabau, a psychotherapist who has battled her own eating disorders since she was a child, yoga contains the key ingredients to transforming our connection to food and to our bodies. The Yoga of Food invites you to explore contemplation prompts and meditations that will help you create a deeper appreciation of the body's health and vitality. Sharing lessons and stories she's cultivated from years of clinical practice, Melissa provides a roadmap toward a healthier approach to nutrition and the human spirit.

Part small business advice, part self-help book, the Bravo star shares her blunt yet rational wisdom, providing tips on entrepreneurship, customer service, management, and women in business, and presents stories of real people who have faced challenging transitions.

The niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., shares a deeply personal collection of hard-learned lessons, timeless truths, and foundational principles.

A program for making the most out of the present and future.

Draws on personal experiences, critiques of American spiritual history, and meditative exercises from an array of religious, psychological, and healing traditions to help readers develop their own individual spiritual practices to suit the needs of body, mind, and spirit.

Offers a meditative approach to managing and handling the anger, fear, and hostility that can cause problems in relationships both at home and at work and offers tips for living a calmer, happier, and healthier life.

"A fascinating survey of the forces that shape who we are and how we act-from the author of The Calculus Diaries Following her previous tours through the worlds of physics (Black Bodies and Quantum Cats) and calculus (The Calculus Diaries), acclaimed science writer Jennifer Ouellette now turns her attention to the mysteries of human identity and behavior with Me, Myself, and Why. She draws on genetics, neuroscience, and psychology-enlivened as always with her signature sense of humor and pop-culture references-to explore how we become who we are. Ouellette lets readers in on her own surprising journey of self-discover, as she has her genome sequenced, her brain mapped, her personality typed, and even samples a popular hallucinogen. Bringing together everything from Mendel's famous pea plant experiments and mutations in The X-Men to our taste in food and our relationship with avatars and our online selves, Ouellette delivers another fun and enlightening work of popular science that's sure to be enjoyed by her many fans"-- Provided by publisher.