Advancing Your Photography

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EASY-TO-UNDERSTAND PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERS ─ ALL IN ONE COMPACT BOOK THAT FITS INTO YOUR CAMERA BAG

LEARN PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS AND TRICKS FOR BEGINNERS FROM MASTERS OF THIS ART FORM
In "Advancing Your Photography", Marc Silber provides the definitive handbook that will take you through the entire process of becoming an accomplished photographer. From teaching you the basics to exploring the stages of the cycle of photography, Silber makes it easy for you to master the art form and create stunning pictures.

VALUABLE PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THOUSANDS OF HOURS OF INTERVIEWS WITH PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERS
"What makes this book so powerful is that I have been able to distill from my 1,000s of hours of interviews with top photographers high level knowledge, that would take decades to acquire ― but I have presented this knowledge in a way that even a new photographer can grasp and put right to work. If someone applies themselves and rolls up their sleeves, with this handbook, they can become an excellent photographer and make photographs that they and others will love." You will learn valuable insights from the professional photography masters:

* beginner photography tips
* amateur photography tips
* landscape photography tips
* wedding photography tips
* lifestyle photography tips
* sports photography tips 
* animal photography tips
* portrait photography tips 
* still life photography tips 
* Smartphone photography tips (from iPhones to Android powered devices)

Photography and the technology associated with it is constantly evolving, but the fundamentals remain the same. "Advancing Your Photography" will help to bring you the joy and satisfaction of a lifetime of pursuing the art of photography.

"ADVANCING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY" FEATURES:
* Top tips for making outstanding photographs from iconic photographers and many other leading professional photography masters of today. 
* Numerous step-by-step examples
* Guidance on training your eye to see composition with emotional impact
* Tips on mastering the key points of operating your camera like a pro
* Secrets to processing your images to professional standards
* Compact design that will easily fit in your camera bag

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The Book of Awesome Women

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Women hold up half the sky and, most days, do even more of the heavy lifting including childbearing and child-rearing. (All after a long day at the office.) Women have always been strong- true heroes, oftentimes unacknowledged. As we shake off the last traces of a major patriarchal hangover, women are coming into their own. In the 21st Century, all women can fully embrace their fiery fempower and celebrate their no-holds-barred individuality. From the foremothers who blazed trails and broke barriers, to today's women warriors from sports, science, cyberspace, city hall, the lecture hall, and the silver screen, The Book of Awesome Women paints 200 portraits of powerful and inspiring role models for women and girls poised for the future. The amazing women inside include: Dian Fossey, Martina Navratilova, Sojourner Truth, Indira Ghandi, Aretha Franklin, Margaret Mead, Coretta Scott King, Georgia O'Keeffe, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Joan Baez, Eleanor Roosevelt, Coco Chanel, Anita Hill, Nobel Peace Prize winner, Wangari Maathai, and many more. Now is the time to acknowledge the greatness of women!

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The Great Uprooting

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Over the last decade, more than 10 million refugees have fled the Middle East and North Africa. There is not a day that goes by without the media highlighting another human interest story. The Great Uprooting stands out in the crowd. It targets Arab Jews, a million strong that were displaced before the Arab spring and scattered to many Diasporas. Invisible and ignored, the volume gives voice to these Jews from Islamic Lands, a forgotten exodus and reveals a human rights story that foreshadows what lies ahead for many of today's refugees.
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Braving the Wilderness

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Be Brave… Stay Wild! Coyote Peterson’s… Bravest Animal Adventures chronicles some of the wildest encounters Coyote Peterson has had with wildlife over the course of his life. The stories begin with his first snapping turtle catch at the age of 8 and lead down a trail of incredible moments he and his camera crew have had while filming their Brave Wilderness Shows. From a giant alligator that nearly caught Coyote in its bone crushing jaws, to a 700lb Grizzly Bear that helped Coyote teach the audience what to do and NOT do if you ever encounter one of these enormous predators in the wild. Each and every tale is laced with fast paced action and daring adventure as Coyote, driven by a natural curiosity and love for animals, gets dangerously close to these incredible wild creatures. This collection of short stories aims to inspire a healthy dose of adventure and a fascination with wildlife for children of all ages. While the danger is eminent for Coyote, each story reminds the reader that animals rule the wild places of this planet and as long as we respect them from a safe distance even the most frightening of creatures are more likely to be afraid of us than we should ever be of them

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Eating Well to Win

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Eating Well to Win ─ The only chef cookbook for peak performance

Peak performance eating from Chef Richard ─ chef to the stars: Chef Richard Ingraham has been personal chef for NBA star Dwyane Wade for more than a decade. The Miami native is also a Chopped contender and the founder of the private chef network, ChefRLI, which caters to professional athletes. Now this chef to star athletes is ready to share the secrets of cooking for a peak performance lifestyle. He’s worked with top tier athletes in all the major sports including Asante Samuels, Santana Moss, Antrel Rolle and Michael Oher from the National Football League, Manny Machado and Jon Jay from Major League Baseball and NBA stars Patrick Ewing, John Wall and of course, Dwyane Wade. Chef RLI has also worked with top entertainers such as Gabrielle Union and Kelly Rowland. The company’s corporate clients include the Food Network and Walmart.

How you can have a peak performance diet and learn the benefits of eating well to win: Chef Richard’s book is designed for those who want to change their diet to achieve peak performance, whether that be at the gym or the office. This is an insider’s guide to how it really happens. Step-by-step in 90 recipes he will show the CrossFit enthusiast, the working mom and the weekend golfer how to eat for optimum performance because he knows all of the secrets, and it’s not all kale smoothies and grilled chicken. In addition to his recipes, Chef Richard will share what he’s learned about eating well to live well throughout his career from his parents and grandparents, who were his first culinary instructors, to his celebrity clients. Readers will get advice on how changing what you put in your body will change what you put out into the universe and make you feel better physically and emotionally. It’s not just about making sure you get the right mix of veggies and carbs. This is about feeding your spirit as well. Chef Richard is serving up recipes for inspired living.

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Heart-Healing

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Is unresolved anger holding you back from happiness today? Do you wonder if it is really possible to free your heart and mind of the emotional wounds of the past?Letting go of the past. In Heart-Healing: The Life-Changing Power of Forgiveness and Letting Go of the Past you are expertly guided to put compassion and unconditional love into action in practical, easy, and lasting ways. Susyn Reeve invites you to address the emotional wounds in your life that are calling for forgiveness and letting go of the past. Some of the topics get right to the core of the broken heartedness of life’s challenges; others may be surprising; and many may have gone unnoticed in your life - until now. This book is filled with potent opportunities for lasting life-changing heart-healing. Each lesson includes stories, exercises, and powerful affirmations to free you from any resentment and anger you are holding towards yourself or others. The “emotional clutter” of old resentments, grudges, guilt, and shame are blocks to love and a direct call for heart-Healing. When you dive deeply into Heart-Healing you will learn: • About the science of forgiveness and the studies that show that the desire to forgive and be forgiven are a major focus of those facing death • To identify the specific beliefs that continue to activate your emotional wounds and unresolved anger • How to forgive yourself and others • How healing your heart contributes to healing the broken-heartedness in the world today. Letting go of anger, letting go of guilt, and letting go of shame. Susyn Reeve, an interfaith minister who apprenticed under Don Miguel Ruiz, takes readers through a process of heart-healing: acknowledging old grievances and wounds, childhood programming, memories of being bullied, relationships with family, friends, break-ups and divorces, betrayal and work issues, and all the events which bruise us in our day-to-day life. In addition she addresses the pain and suffering caused by current global issues and crises, that impact our communities and the world. Reeve shares her own 9/11 story and how that galvanized her to help others practice forgiveness. Written in her wise and warm trademark style, Reeve’s book is an insightful, inspiring, refreshingly honest, and practical guide to living a life of contentment, connection, and long-overdue joy. The helpful and hopeful advice and lessons on these pages add up to a transformative journey of peace of mind. Susyn does not gloss over life’s pain and struggles rather she shows how to use them as springboards to new open-hearted perspectives and possibilities so you can readily feast on the magnificent gift of life.

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How to Self-Publish for Under $100

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SEEKING SELF PUBLISHING SUCCESS? ─ LEARN HOW TO SELF PUBLISH A BOOK FROM AN EXPERT HOW TO SELF PUBLISH A BOOK: "How to Self-Publish for Under $100" is THE bible for getting published. Publishing expert and author, Cinquanta Cox-Smith offers all her tips and tricks on how to self publish a book on a reasonable budget. This book is especially valuable to content creators who: • don't have a publishing deal • have a strong following on their social platform • want to learn how to get their manuscript out in the market • and, want to produce residual income HOW TO SELF PUBLISH ON AMAZON AND OUTSIDE OF AMAZON: Cinquanta details all the ins-and-outs of a successful book launch from the basics to the in-depth. Her secrets arm you with the best possible chance to have your book shine. This isn’t just another guidebook about ISBNs, covers and word count. Some of the keys to self-publishing success covered by Cox-Smith include: • the benefits of beta readers • vanity publishing • hybrid publishing • the secrets to successful categorizing • SEO (Search Engine Optimization) • discounting • blog tours and endorsements • the ins-and-outs of how to self publish on Amazon • and, the growing scene outside of Amazon

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Pride & Joy

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STORIES OF SUCCESS, HAPPINESS AND HOPE FROM THE LGBT COMMUNITY STORIES THAT COMPRISE THE BEST OF LGBT HISTORY ─ "Pride and Joy: LGBTQ Artists, Icons and Everyday Heroes" tells the stories of queer citizens of the world living OUT and proud happy, fulfilling, successful lives. Diverse and global. Famous and unsung. There is a story here for everyone in the LGBT community who has ever questioned their sexual orientation or gender identity, or discovered it. DISCOVER LGBT COMMUNITY STORIES THAT WILL STIR YOU AND REVEAL: • why Tony Kushner quit cello and how Colm Toibin found his voice. • why Emma Donoghue calls her experience a fluke and the best advice Bill T. Jones got was from his mother. • how being an inaugural poet changed Richard Blanco’s life and how Ugandan activist “LongJones” escaped death threats and gained asylum. Award-winning writer and longtime LGBTQ activist Kathleen Archambeau tells the untold stories from diverse LGBT community voices around the corner or around the world. Not like the depressing, sinister, shadowy stories of the past, this book highlights queer people living open, happy, fulfilling and successful lives. BE INSPIRED BY LGBT COMMUNITY STORIES THAT CELEBRATE THE HUMAN SPIRIT: • Be emboldened by the bravery of a Uruguayan author who was rejected by her immediate family even as she began a family of her own. • Be inspired by the audacity to fight for justice that motivates National Center for Lesbian Rights Executive Director Kate Kendell, a Mormon who grew up in Utah. • Learn how two couples transcend time and distance to finally be together and how one NBA sports executive summoned the courage to come out. • Discover the message of love from the first openly lesbian United Methodist Church Bishop. • Learn the secrets of successful OUT IBM executive based in London and the rewards of Ballroom Basix founder in Harlem. • See how the Maori philosophy of whānau guided the MP who won marriage rights in New Zealand and how high expectations overcame disability and bullying for an acclaimed mezzo-soprano. • Know how the Armenian Genocide and family tensions impacted a professional violinist and composer. "Pride & Joy" is a window into the LGBTQ community for straight friends, allies, parents and families of this finally emerging marginalized group. There’s hope that, in the words of Dan Savage, “It Gets Better” for: • the transgender choreographer and dancer who continues to break rules and enlighten audiences to the Dutch singer, songwriter and independent theater producer who breaks down stereotypes. • the Russian émigré award-winning computer scientist to the Chinese folk dancer. • the founder of an award-winning smoking cessation program to the California Political Director of the Obama re-election campaign. • and, for Entrepreneurs and gay dads, ballroom dancers and Hungarian activists on neo-Nazi “hit lists.”

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Sex Rules!

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Sex is always hot. Other people's lusty antics even hotter. This book pulls back the curtains on a dizzying array of hilarious stereotype-busting sexual mores from around the world. It is joyful, deliciously outrageous, titillating, hilarious. The fact that it's all true makes it even more fascinating. It takes the ever-intriguing question “What is ‘normal’ sex?” and creates a rollicking worldwide tour with LOL perspectives on extraordinary sexual mores. It will astound you, regale you, blow you away. At the same time, it expands your tolerance, proving sex is like happiness – universally sought but subjectively enjoyed.

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Still I Rise

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When Nelson Mandela was imprisoned in South Africa’s brutal Robben Prison, he tirelessly turned to the poem Invicitus. The inspirational verse was by the Victorian William Ernest Henley, penned on the occasion of the amputation of his leg. Still I Rise takes its title from a work by Maya Angelou and it resonates with the same spirit of an unconquerable soul, a woman who is captain of her fate. Just as Invicitus brought solace to generations so does the contemporary classic. It embodies the strength of character of the women profiled. Each chapter will outline the fall and rise of great ladies who smashed all obstacles, rather than let all obstacles smash them. The book offers hope to those undergoing their own Sisyphean struggles. The intrepid women are the antithesis of the traditional damsels in distress; rather than waiting for the prince they took salvation into their own hands. Women celebrated in the book include Madame C. J. Walker-first female American millionaire, Aung San Suu Kyi-Burma’s first lady of freedom, Betty Shabazz-civil rights activist, Nellie Sachs-Holocaust survivor and Nobel Prize recipient, Selma Lagerlof-first woman Nobel Laureate, Fannie Lou Hamer-American voting rights activist, Bessie Coleman-first African-American female pilot, Wilma Randolph-first woman to win three gold medals, Sonia Sotomayor-first Hispanic Supreme Court justice, Wangari Maathai-Nobel Prize winner, Winnifred Mandela-freedom fighter, Lois Wilson-founder of Al-Anon, Roxanne Quimby-co-founder of Burt’s Bees. From the Book: "Still I Rise Maya Angelou, 1928 - 2014 You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise. Just like moons and like suns, With the certainty of tides, Just like hopes springing high, Still I’ll rise. You may shoot me with your words, You may cut me with your eyes, You may kill me with your hatefulness, But still, like air, I’ll rise. I rise I rise I rise."

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Think Like an Artist, Protect Like an Attorney

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The Only Small Business Start-Up Book You’ll Ever Need

When you start your own business, you will quickly realize that legal questions pop up faster than you can count. As a right-brain thinker, you don’t always have the training for the corporate bureaucracy that comes with being a CEO. What are you to do? The worst thing you can do is Ignore these questions. Hiring an attorney is needed, but not at every stage. The best thing you can do to protect your name, your brand, your art and assets and your bottom line right now is to start here!

Think Like an Artist, Protect Like an Attorney: The Definitive Legal Guidebook for Small Business Start-ups details for artistic entrepreneurs the secrets to running your business successfully from day one. Attorney and photographer Rachel Brenke (Esquire), presents tips on:

• Forming your Business 
• Breaking Down Contracts
• Incorporating Your Spouse 
• Hiring Interns, Independent Contractors and Growing
• Understanding the IRS and Tax Forms
• Protecting your Information

Covering the latest in business standards, laws and best practices, Think Like an Artist, Protect Like an Attorney will protect you the right way!

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Banish Your Inner Critic

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Banish Your Inner Critic and unleash the creative ideas and extreme productivity within you. Open up a world of creative ideas. Denise Jacobs is a Speaker, Author and Creativity Evangelist who speaks at web conferences and consults with tech companies worldwide. As the Founder and Chief Creativity Evangelist of "The Creative Dose", she teaches techniques to make the creative process more fluid, methods for making work environments more conducive to creative productivity, and practices for sparking innovation. Now, in her book, Banish Your Inner Critic, Denise Jacobs shows you how to defeat those barriers that are holding you back and achieve success through a positive mental attitude. Banish Your Inner Critic shows you how to move beyond those mental blocks to creative ideas: • perfectionism • rationalization • self doubt • self sabotage • self criticism Achieve success through a positive mental attitude. We all have an Inner Critic who says you’re just faking it, that others have more talent, that you’ll never be a success. In Banish Your Inner Critic, widely respected keynote speaker Denise Jacobs uncovers the subconscious deterrents or creative blocks that stand between the seeds of great creative ideas and a successful you. Jacob’s guidebook shows you how to clear out mental clutter so that your brilliant and creative ideas can shine through. Perfectionism and rationalization. Does your Inner Critic show up as a fear of being judged, perfectionism, self doubt, self sabotage, or other blocks to success? The trick is to recognize the Inner Critic and the different ways it manifests, and then have specific tools to deal with each negative inner critic resistance to success. How to make the latest in neuroscience work for you. Say goodbye to creative blocks and deadline panic with practical, effective tools you can start using immediately! Drawing on the latest in neuroscience, mindfulness practices, and productivity research; these game-changing exercises help you overcome self doubt, get into the creative zone, and reach new levels of success. Extreme productivity is our goal. It’s time to dismiss your Inner Critic and do the kick-ass work you’re capable of doing. In this book you will learn how to • Identify and quiet the negative voice in your head (aka your Inner Critic) • Disarm perfectionism • Conquer Imposter Syndrome • Free yourself from anxiety and the feeling of being overwhelmed • Overcome self sabotage • Make the creative process more productive and fun again

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The Booklovers' Guide to Wine

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Learn why great wines and great writers are a wonderful blend. The pleasures of great wine and great writers. Under the careful guidance of his father, Patrick Alexander began drinking wine with his meals at the age of five. At the same age, encouraged by his mother, he began a lifelong love-affair with books. The twin pleasures of wine and writing remained his passion for the next sixty-five years. He has raised his own children in many of the world’s great wine growing regions, from Bordeaux and Piedmont in Europe to the Santa Cruz mountains of California while researching and writing his definitive guide to the novels of Marcel Proust. History of wine and some of the best wines. For the past six years, Patrick has been teaching a sold-out wine appreciation class at the nation’s No.1 independent bookstore, Books & Books in Coral Gables, Florida. The Booklover’s Guide to Wine is based on this very successful class and blends Patrick’s passion for the culture and history of wine and his love of literature for the world's great writers. A literary twist on traditional food and wine pairings, this book explores how great wines and great writers can be combined to enhance the enjoyment of both. The book describes the history of wine from the time of Noah to the birth of two-buck Chuck. It explores the significance of terroir and varietal, the differences between Old World and New World wines and explains why England, a small island with almost no vineyards, is such a dominant force in the world of wine. The book also shows the relationship between: • Charles Dickens with Cabernet Sauvignon • Jane Austin with Chardonnay • Shakespeare with Sherry • and, J.R.R. Tolkien with Albariño This fact-filled, jargon free guide to wine, bursting with entertaining anecdotes, literary quotes and compelling humor will teach you everything you always wanted to learn about wine but were too scared to ask. Patrick Alexander originally developed the Wine Appreciation program when he worked at the University of Miami as Director of the Office of Professional Advancement. In the summer of 2011, after Patrick had left UM in order to focus on writing, Mitchell Kaplan suggested he offer his program at Books & Books during the quiet summer months. “It seems a pity to waste all that research” Mitchell said “and you never know; our book customers might want to learn about wine while enjoying great writers .” Six years, twenty-three sold-out classes, and four-hundred satisfied students later, Patrick Alexander's Wine Appreciation Program has become one of the highlights of Books & Books event programming. Patrick is also a published author and his writings include "Marcel Proust’s Search for Lost Time" and "The Nigerian Letter." Now, by reading The Booklovers' Guide To Wine you can also experience what Patrick's students have come to love and appreciate about great wines and great writers.

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Backwards and in Heels

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"BACKWARDS AND IN HEELS" ─ WOMEN IN FILM AND THEIR STRUGGLE AGAINS BIAS “…but don't forget that Ginger Rogers did everything he (Fred Astaire) did, backwards and in high heels." - Bob Thaves WOMEN IN FILM: When it comes to early Hollywood and the women who worked in it, it can be tough to sort out the exact truth. That’s where film reporter and critic Alicia Malone comes in. In her book," Backwards and in Heels", Malone builds on her experience within the industry to examine the torturous road that has led to the uneasy Hollywood climate of today. Wage gaps and bias in selecting leading roles are only some of the issues faced by women in film. BIAS AGAINST WOMEN IN HOLLYWOOD: Throughout the history of Hollywood, women have been at the forefront of its success. Starting with Nickelodeons and moving into feature films, crossing between silent flicks to summer blockbusters, women in Hollywood have done it all. Female writers, actors, and women directors and producers were essential in the booming success of the industry during the 20s and 30s. Yet, they’ve never received the respect they deserve. This story of gender inequality is all too familiar. And it needs to end! THOUSANDS OF WOMEN IN FILM ARE STANDING UP TO HOLLYWOOD INJUSTICE: Join Malone as she champions Hollywood women of the past, present and future in the hopes of leveling out the field. Some of the women in film who are standing up to Hollywood injustice include: • Jennifer Lawrence • Emma Watson • Mila Kunis • Emmy Rossum • Jessica Chastain • and, Lena Dunham

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Deep Breaths

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Millennial moms: You've survived maternity motherhood and now you have a newborn baby and you're entering your first year of newborn care.

What's next? Deep Breaths: The New Mom's Handbook to Your Baby's First Year is Michelle Pearson's debut book.

This is her newborn baby book, this YouTube mom of 3 details:

● what to expect during pregnancy or maternity motherhood

● what to expect during the first year of motherhood

● the importance of finding your mother tribe

● how to embrace motherhood with all of its ups and downs

● how to continue managing your career

● how to continue your social life

This isn't your grandma's parenting book. YouTube parenting vlogger, Michelle Pearson, brings her inspiring and motivating parenting stories, tips and tricks for the modern millennial mom. From what to expect as the pregnancy develops to the milestones within the first 12 months, Michelle knows that the journey will have highs, lows and the occasional unexpected surprise on social media.

 

-Reading Michelle's journey as both a mom and a millennial woman, with hopes and admirations of her own, I couldn't help but feel like I was sitting down to coffee with a close friend, sharing some of our hardest and most beautiful struggles. Michelle's depiction of both the blessings and the challenges that every millennial mom faces, is raw, refreshing, and shows truly how unique the millennial generation is. Sharing her high moments, as well as the low- you get an intimate look into her life as both a young woman and also a mom who is passionate about everything she does. Millennials have both the advantage and the curse of social media, and Michelle so candidly speaks life and hope into a generation of moms who just want someone to tell them they're doing it -right-. Jaimie Kight YouTube Vlogger 

 

Key elements of Deep Breaths include: 

● How to become the mom you want to be

● The good, the bad, the ugly

● Embracing/finding/defining the mother within

● Delicate balance

● A day in the life of a millennial mom

● iMom

● Pamper yourself

● My favorite recipes for the millennial mom.

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Geek Sweets

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Looking for unique theme party ideas ─ for easy baking recipes that appeal to an unusual sweet tooth clientele?

Geek Sweets is the ultimate guide to creating 60 confections for the legions of fans in Geekdom, from Star Wars to Game of Thrones to Harry Potter and much more!

Theme party ideas: A baking cookbook for the 'truly geeky', filled with recipes for cookies, cupcakes recipes, and that special cake pops recipe, as well as theme party ideas with fantasy-adventure themes. Big, beautiful photographs, easy baking recipes, and step-by-step how-to's for every adventurer ─ from the squire just starting a journey, to a well-worn dragon slayer looking for a challenge. The cookbook also includes theme party ideas with cocktail recipes and a companion website with printables to enhance all of your geeky gatherings including your Game of Thrones viewing parties.

The book represents a wide variety of geeky interests including:

• Minecraft
• Pokémon
• Dungeons & Dragons
• Zelda
• Dr. Who

Easy baking recipes: Geek Sweets is organized so even a beginning baker can have success. As the reader "levels up" from section to section, the recipes become more difficult.

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Happy Healthy You

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Happy Healthy YOU is a multidisciplinary approach to reclaiming ultimate wellness. We are all so busy nowadays and tackling all those to-do lists can leave us drained, worn down, and lacking energy. When you take a deeper look inside, you will also discover patterns, old habits, and past events blocking self-growth. Life coach extraordinaire, KJ Landis helps identify how, why, and where we got stuck in the first place, and how we can utilize past trauma and drama as a springboard to becoming our most authentic, vibrant selves. As one of KJ's students enthuses, "She has taught me several tangible strategies to cope with stress...I am using KJ's simple techniques to achieve my lifelong health goals.'"

Learn to lose the baggage and blame once and for all and step into your better self. 

KJ Landis herself is an exemplar of the practices she espouses. In her early career as a model, she masked years of abuse behind the beauty. Her journey to health and happiness is remarkable and truly inspiring. So, many of us bury pieces of ourselves, never daring to become whole. Landis work offers a path to wholeness for all. The variety of healing therapies and practices makes this book unique in its contribution to the self-help and wellness world. Each day, we are faced with an immense amount of daily stress. Over time, those stressors may build up to a really big deal in our lives, causing us to go into survival mode. When you are only surviving, you are not thriving. In addition to the day-to-day sources of stress, many of us are exposed to major issues such as neglect, loneliness, abandonment issues, sexual abuse, grieving after loss, breakups, workplace challenges, environmental disasters, hormonal imbalances, and nutritional deficiencies. KJ Landis tackles all the blocks to wellness with excellent practical tools for overcoming and recovering,
nside this book you will learn:

-the origin of how we remain "stuck" in our lives

-how to use The Negative Thought Pot to rid ourselves from self deprecating beliefs

-how hormones and epigenetics affect mental and physical wellness

-the role of nutrition in every aspect of our health

-therapeutic movement as a modality in healing 

-the power of self-care through restorative practices

and much, much more!

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Saigon Kids

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Looking for unusual coming of age books? Follow the coming of age adventures of a U.S. military brat during the early Vietnam war years in Saigon

The early Vietnam war years through the eyes of a U.S. military brat: In May of 1962, Naval Chief Petty Officer Bryant Arbuckle flew to Saigon to establish a new Armed Forces radio station. Next to follow were his wife and three boys, Leslie among them. Saigon Kids is the candid, recondite slice of fourteen-year-old military brat Les Arbuckle’s experience at the American Community School (ACS) during the critical months of the Vietnam War when events would, quite literally, ignite in downtown Saigon. In 1963, Saigon was beautiful, violent, and dirty – and the most exciting place a fourteen-year-old American boy could live. Saigon offered a rich array of activities, and much to the consternation of their parents and teachers, Les and his fellow military brats explored the dangers with reckless abandon running from machine gun fire, watching a Buddhist monk burn to death, visiting brothels late at night or, trading currency on the black market

Coming of age in the streets of Vietnam War torn Saigon: When Les first arrives in Vietnam, he is a stranger in a strange land, expecting boredom in a country he doesn’t know. But the American social scene is more vibrant than he expected. The American Community School is a blend of kids from all over the globe who arrived in Saigon as the fuse on Saigon was about to ignite. As the ACS students continue their American lifestyle behind barbed wire, Saigon unravels in chaos and destruction. In spite of this ugliness – an ever-present feature of everyday life -- Les tells his story of teenage angst with humor and precocity. 

Coming of age tale with a twist:The events leading up to the Vietnam War provide an unusual backdrop for this coming-of-age tale with a twist. Saigon Kids will also make a perfect companion to the documentary film (sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts) currently in production. The film chronicles the lives of “military brats” living in Saigon in the volatile years from 1958 to 1964.

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