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1 August, 2019

Barefoot on Holy Ground, Gloria Karpinski

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I’m always amazed at the staying power of certain books. Even with the millions of books out there and the vast number of new titles that come out each year, there are titles that just go on and on.  One such title is Gloria Karpinski’s inspiring book from 2001, WHERE TWO WORLDS TOUCH (Ballantine Books, 2001).  This trailblazing spiritual teacher’s message is just as vital now–indeed, perhaps more so–than when her book was first published.

“The dreams in our hearts have to be matched
by our craftsmanship in the world.”

Spiritual seekers in the 21st century take many forms, from the visionary and futurist to the social activist and rebel. Yet whatever your inner calling, writes internationally renowned teacher Gloria Karpinski, you can benefit from the practical guidance of other seekers on how best to manifest your spiritual intentions in the nitty-gritty reality of everyday life.

A new companion for traveling purposefully on the path, Barefoot on Holy Ground helps you learn how to call forth the good in every circumstance and use it to further your mission and consciousness. Through numerous enjoyable, effective exercises and meditations, you will learn how to integrate your inner and outer resources of mind, body, emotions, finances, and careers into your personal practice. This will free you to become a disciple–in the modern sense–to your own higher calling and service to the world.

Drawing on the wisdom of ancient scriptures and contemporary thinkers from many world traditions, tapping into her own and other disciples’ real-life stories and insights, Karpinski shares the Twelve Lessons of Spiritual Craftsmanship that are essential to the disciple’s path.

These easy-to-follow lessons are divided into three parts: Knowing the Way explores the ways we recognize and understand our mission through Knowledge, Revelation, Body Wisdom, and Discernment; Becoming the Way illuminates the fundamental building principles of strong discipleship: Love, Will, Faith, and Power; and Fulfilling the Way reveals the practical process through which we bring our journey to fruition by Creating, Transforming, Enduring, and Serving. Integration, balance, and wisdom are the benefits of the twelve lessons, the treasured syntheses of yin and yang, light and shadow, heaven and earth. Full of exciting, effective spiritual exercises, Barefoot on Holy Ground leads readers purposefully along the path to Conscious Evolution so that they can embrace their higher calling.


27 July, 2019

MINDFULNESS IN THE CLASSROOM, Thomas Armstrong Ph.D.

In today’s schools, students and teachers feel unprecedented—even alarming—levels of stress. How can we create calmer classrooms in which students concentrate better and feel more positive about themselves and others? Author Thomas Armstrong offers a compelling answer in the form of mindfulness, a secular practice he defines as the intentional focus of one’s attention on the present moment in a nonjudgmental way.

In Mindfulness in the Classroom: Strategies for Promoting Concentration, Compassion and Calm (ASCD), Dr. Armstrong

– Explains how mindfulness affects the structure and function of the brain.
– Provides an overview of mindfulness as both a personal practice and a classroom methodology that aligns with such educational models as Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS), and Universal Design for Learning (UDL).
– Shares and explains the extensive research that shows the positive effects of mindfulness practices in the classroom.
– Describes how to adapt mindfulness for different grade levels, integrate it into regular school subjects, and implement it schoolwide.
– Offers guidelines for teaching mindfulness responsibly, without religious overtones.

Dozens of observations from teachers, students, researchers, and practitioners provide striking evidence of the power of mindfulness and offer hope to anyone who wants to make classrooms more productive places of learning.

Thomas Armstrong, PhD, is an educator, psychologist, and writer. He is the author of 18 books, including the ASCD books Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom, Neurodiversity in the Classroom, The Power of the Adolescent Brain, The Best Schools, The Multiple Intelligences of Reading and Writing, ADD/ADHD Alternatives in the Classroom, and Awakening Genius in the Classroom. He is also the author of 7 Kinds of Smart, In Their Own Way, The Power of Neurodiversity, and The Myth of the ADHD Child. His books have been translated into 28 languages, including Russian, Arabic, Chinese, and Spanish. Armstrong has delivered more than a thousand workshops, seminars, and keynote addresses in 29 countries on 6 continents. He has written for numerous magazines and journals.


24 July, 2019

ISHTAR’S LEGACY, Rachel Sullivan

 “Strong characters. Smart writing. The most fun I’ve had between the pages in a long time! Pudelek is not to be missed!” – New York Times bestselling author, Wendy Higgins ★★★★★

The powerful conclusion to Rachel Sullivan’s action-packed WILD WOMEN trilogy that started with FREYJA’S DAUGHTER and continued with LILITH’S CHILDREN!

Only two Hunter complexes remain in the way of Faline Frey and freedom for all American Wild Women. That is, until harpy Eonza makes a grave mistake in her quest to become pregnant and risks outing her people to the world.

As leaders from Wild Women groups in other countries get wind of the potential exposure, they send their ambassadors to assess the situation. What they find is defected Hunters—the men who have been oppressing Wild Women for decades—helping Wilds.

When Faline aligned with an ex-Hunter, her coterie took it badly. But these foreign Wilds make that look like a walk in the forest. They are ready to declare war on their American sisters for turning against their own kind and helping Hunters. But Faline has an even bigger foe on her tail.

Locked up and staring into the eyes of her worst enemy—the man who took her mother—she realizes just how much she has to lose and the truth behind the years shrouded in mystery.

She has one shot to take freedom for herself and every other Wild Woman. But can she succeed with her hands literally tied behind her back?

 


25 June, 2019

UP IN ARMS, John Temple

“IT’S TIME! They have my cattle and now they have one of my boys. Range War begins tomorrow at Bundy Ranch.

These words, pounded out on a laptop at Cliven Bundy’s besieged Nevada ranch on April 6, 2014, ignited a new American revolution. Across the country, a certain type of citizen snapped to attention: This was the flashpoint they’d been waiting for, a chance to help a fellow American stand up to a tyrannical and corrupt federal government.

Up in Arms chronicles how an isolated clan of desert-dwelling Mormons became the guiding light—and then the outright leaders—of America’s Patriot movement. The nation was riveted in 2014 when hundreds of Bundy supporters, many of them armed, forced federal agents to abandon a court-ordered cattle roundup. Then in 2016, Ammon Bundy, one of Cliven’s 13 children, led a 41-day armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.

Those events and the subsequent shootings, arrests, and trials captured headlines, but they’re just part of a story that has never been fully told. John Temple, award-winning journalist and author of American Pain, gives readers an unprecedented and objective look at the real people and families at the heart of these highly publicized standoffs. Up in Arms offers a propulsive narrative populated by rifle-toting cowboys, apocalyptic militiamen, undercover infiltrators, and the devout and charismatic Bundys themselves.

Neither mainstream nor conservative media outlets have contextualized the religious, political, environmental, and economic factors that set the stage for these events. Up in Arms provides a framework for understanding this diverse collection of American rebels who believe government overreach justifies the taking up of arms.

“If you want to understand the extremist militia groups popping up around the country lately, you need to start with Nevada’s notorious Bundy clan. Temple shines a light on the people as well as the religious, political and economic factors that gave rise to this dangerous movement.”

John Temple is an investigative journalist and the author of American Pain: How a Young Felon and His Ring of Doctors Unleashed America’s Deadliest Drug Epidemic, which was named a New York Post “Favorite Book of 2015” and a 2016 Edgar Allan Poe Award nominee for Fact Crime. Temple wrote two previous nonfiction books: The Last Lawyer: The Fight to Save Death Row Inmates and Deadhouse: Life in a Coroner’s Office. The American Society of Legal Writers awarded The Last Lawyer the 2010 Scribes Book Award. Temple is a tenured journalism professor at West Virginia University’s Reed College of Media. Before academia, Temple worked as a newspaper reporter in Pittsburgh, North Carolina and Florida.

The Revelator

“A tale of the modern American frontier, told by one of our great independent journalists.”

—Sam Quinones, author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic

“With Up in Arms, John Temple delivers another fierce and searching portrait of an American subculture. His last book, American Pain, opened up the vault on painkiller pill mills, delivering a prescient harbinger of the opioid crisis. Now, his new and piercing look at the Bundy clan and the wider Patriot militia culture is a must-read for anyone trying to understand the continuing schism between rural and urban America.”

—Anthony Swofford, New York Times bestselling author of Jarhead: A Marine’s Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles

“John Temple’s depth of reporting is nothing short of remarkable. Reading Up in Arms, I was truly immersed, as if I was witnessing the bizarre series of events unfolding in real time. Most Americans only experienced a fraction of the saga through mass media’s parachute journalism. Temple’s in-depth approach propels you into the unbelievable story with extraordinary details, characters, history, and riveting scenes.”

—Elaine McMillion Sheldon, Academy Award–nominated documentary filmmaker of Heroin(e)


6 June, 2019

NIGHT BLOOMERS: 12 Principles for Thriving in Adversity, Michelle Pearce, PhD

Julia Cameron meets Mary Pipher in this profound guide to writing your way through the dark times of life. Drawing on a growing body of research on post-traumatic growth, Pearce–a researcher, educator and clinical psychologist–reveals dealing with the challenges of loss, grief and tragedy can be a catalyst for transformation.  Pearce uses the metaphor of flowers that bloom in the night, such as the Moonflower, the Casablanca Lily and the Night Rose to provide hope and healing.  Pearce is Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore and adjunct at Duke University Medical Center (Ixia Press/Dover Publications/World English language/Fall 2020).


9 May, 2019

THE 6 WEEK MENOPAUSE SOLUTION, Maryon Stewart

An all-natural modern guide to beating hot flashes and night sweats, getting your sex drive back, sharpening memory and reclaiming your well-being for the millions of women going through “the change” based on the latest research, by a women’s health advocate and pioneer, named one of 50 of the most inspirational women by Daily Mail. (New World Library, North America, Fall 2020)

 

 


30 April, 2019

THE BIG BOTTOM BISCUIT: Specialty Biscuits and Spreads from Sonoma’s Big Bottom Market, Michael Volpatt

In the heart of wine country, Big Bottom Market has perfected and elevated the humble biscuit with a decidedly California twist.
 

The Big Bottom Biscuit: Specialty Biscuits and Spreads from Sonoma’s Big Bottom Market brings the experience of dining at the market to everyone who can’t make it to Sonoma. In 2016, the Big Bottom Market biscuit mix and honey was heralded as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things– and with good reason! Volpatt’s passion for this simple food showcases its versatility in easy to prepare, accessible recipes. Try any of the following:

  • Egg in a Biscuit: the classic!
  • Sea Biscuit: with smoked salmon, crème fraiche, pickled onions, and capers
  • Sweet biscuits like Chocolate Bacon and Apple Pie

Volpatt’s charming recipes will delight all tastes. The cookbook also includes butters, jams, and spreads, as well as savory embellishments. The voice is accessible and light, and will appeal to Californians, Southerners, Yankees, and just about anyone who can’t resist a piping-hot biscuit.

Michael Volpatt has worked in PR for tech companies and startups, but his true passion is cooking. Since opening the Big Bottom Market in Guerneville, CA in 2011, he has worked tirelessly to expand their reach, selling Big Bottom Biscuits in other shops and restaurants across the country. This is the first book for Big Bottom Market, which is a popular tourist destination in Sonoma County. Michael lives in Guerneville, CA.


24 April, 2019

LET THEM EAT PANCAKES: How I Survived Living in Paris Without Losing My Head, Craig Carlson

Owner and founder of the first American diner in Paris and author of Pancakes in Paris offers a second helping of more tales centered around the joys and challenges of living, working, eating, and loving in the City of Light. (Pegasus, World English, Summer 2020).


5 April, 2019

SEARCHING FOR MESSIAH, Barrie Wilson Ph.D.

A fascinating deep-dive into Old and New testament historiography, SEARCHING FOR MESSIAH will explore our misguided look for a “messiah” in Judeo-Christian tradition as well as our contemporary fascination with demagogues explaining how it is rooted in misconceptions the author reveals in theological traditions.  Author and historian Barrie Wilson, Ph.D is coauthor of LOST GOSPEL and author of HOW JESUS BECAME CHRISTIAN.   (Pegasus, September 2020, World Rights)


2 April, 2019

THE WEALTH CREATOR’S PLAYBOOK, John Christianson

The Wealth Creator’s Playbook offers critical insights and advice that will make life happier and more fulfilling for anyone climbing the ladder of success.” –Marshall Goldsmith, New York Times #1 Bestselling Author 

In THE WEALTH CREATOR’S PLAYBOOK:  Maximizing Your Return of Life and Money (Praeger, March 2019) an  adviser to many of today’s most successful wealth creators explains how to align your values with your wealth, including the ways in which it is earned, managed, and spent, to maximize both wealth and personal fulfillment.

The book:• Answers the call from the new crop of millionaires who are concerned not only with financial wealth but also with having a personally meaningful life

• Speaks directly to the needs of a new breed of wealth creators in one integrated volume

• Addresses the unique challenges that come with rapidly building assets from the dual perspectives of practical financial management and personal fulfillment

• Provides the services of a life coach to wealthy readers, allowing them to reap some of the same benefits as the author’s many successful and happy clients

Endorsements:

“John Christianson’s ‘playbook’ for wealth creators is an eminently practical and enlightened guide to understanding our relationship to money, the relationship of money to the many other things we value, and how all of these assets―or blessings―can be maximized for a life of true abundance and wealth.” (Whitney Johnson, Thinkers50 Management Thinker and Best-Selling Author of Build an A Team and Disrupt Yourself)

The Wealth Creator’s Playbook will help you maximize your return on life and invest in what really matters: dreaming bigger than you thought was possible!” (Bob Goff, Founder of Love Does and New York Times Best-Selling Author of Love Does and Everybody Always)

“Because we’re all human, money can complicate our relationships, consume our focus and even derail our happiness. John Christianson is on a mission to help wealth creators ask and answer the question, ‘What’s my life for?’ The answers in this guide, a money book with tremendous heart, will help you maximize your wealth and your life.” (Howard Behar, Former President, Starbucks Coffee Company North America and Starbucks Coffee International, and Author of It’s Not About the Coffee and The Magic Cup)

About the Author: John Christianson is founder and CEO of Highland Private Wealth Management, a boutique financial life management company in Bellevue, Washington.