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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Ram Dass
Publisher: Sounds True; 1 edition (2013, Aug 1st).
Moments of boundless love and realization do occur spontaneously, reflects Ram Dass, but it is our daily life practice that clarifies the mind and heart-and makes these experiences an abiding part of who we are. For over five decades, Ram Dass has ventured across the globe, into the depths of consciousness, and along the path of service to others. With Polishing the Mirror, he gathers together his most essential practice-based guidance for living fully in the here and now. Readers will find within these pages a rich combination of perennial wisdom, humor, teaching stories, and detailed "nuts-and-bolts" instruction on Ram Dass' most valued spiritual practices, including: .Bhakti Yoga-opening our hearts to universal love .Practices for living, aging, dying, and embracing the natural flow of life . moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Julia Cameron
Publisher: Tarcher (2013, Aug 15th).
For decades, people have been asking me to write this book. The Artist’s Way focuses on a creative recovery. We re-cover the ground we have traveled in our past. The Artist’s Way for Parents focuses on creative cultivation, where we consciouslyand playfullyput our children on a healthy creative path toward the future.” Julia Cameron From the bestselling author of The Artist’s Way comes the most highly requested addition to Julia Cameron’s canon of work on the creative process. The Artist’s Way for Parents provides an ongoing spiritual toolkit that parents can enterand re-enterat any pace and at any point in their child’s early years. According to Cameron: Every child is creativeand every parent is creative. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: David Menasche
Publisher: Touchstone (2013, Sep 17th).
Based on a beloved teacher’s most popular lesson, The Priority List is a bold, inspirational story of learning, love, and legacy that challenges us to ask: What truly matters in life? David Menasche lived for his work as a high school English teacher. His passion inspired his students, and between lessons on Shakespeare and sentence structure, he forged a unique bond with his kids, buoying them through personal struggles while sharing valuable life lessons. When a six-year battle with brain cancer ultimately stole David’s vision, memory, mobility, and—most tragically of all—his ability to continue teaching, he was devastated by the thought that he would no longer have the chance to impact his students’ lives each day. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Sue Johnson
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (2013, Dec 31st).
The bestselling author of Hold Me Tight presents a revolutionary new understanding of why and how we love, based on cutting-edge research. Every day, we hear of relationships failing and questions of whether humans are meant to be monogamous. LOVE SENSE presents new scientific evidence that tells us that humans are meant to mate for life. Dr. Johnson explains that romantic love is an attachment bond, just like that between mother and child, and shows us how to develop our "love sense"--our ability to develop long-lasting relationships. Love is not the least bit illogical or random, but actually an ordered and wise recipe for survival. LOVE SENSE covers the three stages of a relationship and how to best weather them; the intelligence of emotions and the logic of love; the physical and psychological benefits of secure love; and much more. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability