by Gita Baack (Author)
Poems of Angst and Awe
In Poems of Angst and Awe, the reader will step into a surprisingly frank and uniquely funny poetry book that will touch, inspire and even help to soothe the scars of life. The poems are presented in four acts as a metaphor for the stage upon which we play out our life.
Emotions In Motion
Every life story has a beginning, middle, and end. It’s a more fulfilling journey when Emotions are in Motion through it all.
If you think handling emotions (yours or someone else’s) is impossible, mysterious, filled with danger, and causes pain and suffering, it’s time you updated. By understanding 12 key emotions, and the message and lesson each brings, you’ll resolve these mysteries and create a smoother, happier, and healthier relationship with yourself and others.
by Anna Pereira
The Wellness Universe Guide to Complete Self-Care: 25 Tools for Happiness is that powerful expert toolkit you’ve been hoping for. You’ll find the authentic stories of our authors to inspire you, and then you’ll be blown away by the level of mastery with which they then teach you a practical tool for happiness. These are techniques for a positive mindset, balanced emotions, a healthy body, better eating habits, better communication skills, and more!
Enjoy this second book in The Wellness Universe series and don’t forget to join the authors and fellow readers on Facebook at The Wellness Universe Book Club for special events!
Because it’s time to be happy…
…and this book will start you on your journey.
The Art of Talking to Yourself
This might look like a self-help book. It might even read like one. Once you dive into its pages, however, you will find some differences. Unlike others of its kind, this book does not promise results or give expert opinions. It is neither a miracle cure nor a magic potion. It does not pretend to have all the answers.
Rather, this book is a plea for self-trust and a gentle guide to self-awareness. Instead of helping you become who you think you should be, The Art of Talking to Yourself hopes to introduce you to someone more interesting: who you are.
So this book will not fix you. But if the words herein have their intended effect, you will flip the last page realizing that you do not need to be fixed. This book, rather than a cure, is an exploration—a curious adventure into your inner mystery. If it inspires you to understand yourself better, it has done its job.
The Polyvagal Theory
A collection of groundbreaking research by a leading figure in neuroscience.
This book compiles, for the first time, Stephen W. Porges’s decades of research. A leading expert in developmental psychophysiology and developmental behavioral neuroscience, Porges is the mind behind the groundbreaking Polyvagal Theory, which has startling implications for the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, and autism. Adopted by clinicians around the world, the Polyvagal Theory has provided exciting new insights into the way our autonomic nervous system unconsciously mediates social engagement, trust, and intimacy.
Our family legacies, both positive and negative, are passed down from one generation to the next in ways that are not fully understood. This secondary form of trauma, which Gita Baack calls “Inherited Trauma,” has not received adequate attention―a failing that perpetuates cycles of pain, hatred, and violence. In The Inheritors, readers are given the opportunity to reflect on the inherited burdens they carry, as well as the resilience that has given them the power of survival. Through engaging stories and unique concepts, readers will learn new ways to explore the unknowns in their legacies, reflect on questions that are posed at the end of each chapter, and begin to write their own story
by James Hollis
Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life
What does it really mean to be a grown up? Adulthood presents varying levels of growth, and is rarely the respite of stability we expected. Turbulent emotional shifts take place anywhere between the age of 35 and 70 when we question the choices we’ve made, realize our limitations, and feel stuck— commonly known as the “midlife crisis.” Jungian psycho-analyst James Hollis believes it is only in the second half of life that we can truly come to know who we are and thus create a life that has meaning.
In Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life, Hollis explores the ways we can grow and evolve to fully become ourselves when the traditional roles of adulthood aren’t quite working for us, revealing a new way of uncovering and embracing our authentic selves.
by Pema Chodron
When Things Fall Apart
Pema Chödrön's perennially best-selling classic on overcoming life's difficulties cuts to the heart of spirituality and personal growth--now in a newly designed 20th-anniversary edition with a new afterword by Pema--makes for a perfect gift and addition to one's spiritual library.
How can we live our lives when everything seems to fall apart—when we are continually overcome by fear, anxiety, and pain? The answer, Pema Chödrön suggests, might be just the opposite of what you expect. Here, in her most beloved and acclaimed work, Pema shows that moving toward painful situations and becoming intimate with them can open up our hearts in ways we never before imagined. Drawing from traditional Buddhist wisdom, she offers life-changing tools for transforming suffering and negative patterns into habitual ease and boundless joy.
In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts
In this timely and profoundly original book, writer and physician Gabor Maté looks at the epidemic of various addictions in our society, tells us why we are so prone to them and outlines what is needed to liberate ourselves from their hold. Starting with a dramatically close view of Maté's drug addicted patients, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts weaves in stories of real people while providing a bold synthesis of clinical experience, insight and cutting-edge scientific findings. A haunting, compassionate and deeply personal examination of the nature of addiction.
Samantha Jung-Fielding is an award-winning speaker, author, and performance specialist in the field of habit formation and behavior change. Master hypnotherapist, master NLP practitioner, and certified business mentor, Samantha believes unconscious brain and body patterns hold the ultimate secret to your success.
Samantha Jung-Fielding details how habits and behavioral patterns can lead us into a toxic and unproductive cycle from which it is hard to break free. This must-read anthology also features other authors who share their journey to success.
by Carolyn Flower
Gravitate 2 Gratitude
This is your opportunity to summon your infinite positive energy and awake to the little things that often go unnoticed that enrich your life every day.
In Gravitate 2 Gratitude Carolyn Flower does more than teach us to celebrate the blessings of all life's experiences. She shares her own odyssey of gratitude with a candor that is both healing and inspirational. A must on any conscious journey of growth and awakening.
by Mary Horsley
Enneagrams for the Spirit
The Enneagram is an ancient Sufi nine-pointed diagram that can help readers discover their own personality type as well as the personalities of the important people in their lives. Whether a perfectionist, a giver, a performer, an epicure, a mediator, a boss, or any one of nine basic types, readers of Mary Horsleyï¿½s fascinating self-help guide can use this unique method as an important step in making the most of their skills and talents. Her handsomely illustrated book opens with a history of the Enneagram, then focuses on each of the nine Enneagram types. Employing both yoga and chakra techniques, she recommends postures and exercises to activate the knowledge her reader gains from the Enneagram and thus transform and improve all aspects of everyday life. Here is a fascinating way for readers to make the most of their personality traits, emphasize their strengths, and eradicate their weaknesses
The Enneagram Workbook
The Enneagram, a nine-pointed star in a circle, is an ancient cosmic symbol whose origin has been shrouded in mystery. It was introduced to the West about 80 years ago by internationally acclaimed teacher George Gurdjieff. In the past ten years, however, it has been soaring in popularity as a way of identifying and analyzing nine basic personality types. Here, the author, a psychologist and healer who studied in Gurdjieff groups for 15 years, looks deeply at the nine types, their strengths and weakness (the shadow), their way of looking at the world, their corresponding chakras, colors, and animals, as well as cosmic insights. He points out how the different types act when stressed or relaxed, delineates 35 combination types, and provides over 80 questions that will help you figure out what type you are.
With the grace of Anne Morrow Lindbergh's Gift from the Sea and the wisdom of M. Scott Peck's The Road Less Traveled, Simple Abundance is a book of 366 evocative essays-one for every day of your year-written for women who wish to live by their own lights. In the past a woman's spirituality has been separated from her lifestyle. Simple Abundance shows you how your daily life can be an expression of your authentic self ... as you choose the tastiest vegetables from your garden, search for treasures at flea markets, establish a sacred space in your home for meditation, and follow the rhythm of the seasons and the year. Here, for the first time, the mystical alchemy of style and Spirit is celebrated. Every day, your own true path leads you to a happier, more fulfilling and contented way of life-the state of grace known as... Embrace its gentle lessons, savor its sublime common sense, dare to live its passionate truth, and share its extraordinary and exhilarating gift with every woman you encounter: the authentic self is the Soul made visible.
The Happiness Project
The Happiness Project is the engaging, relatable and inspiring result of the author’s twelve-month adventure in becoming a happier person.
Written with a wicked sense of humour and sharp insight, Gretchen Rubin’s story will inspire readers to embrace the pleasure in their lives and remind them how to have fun.
by Gita Baack (Author)
Poems of Angst and Awe
In Poems of Angst and Awe, the reader will step into a surprisingly frank and uniquely funny poetry book that will touch, inspire and even help to soothe the scars of life. The poems are presented in four acts as a metaphor for the stage upon which we play out our life. Act 1, Burdens and Lightness of Youth is about a time when we experiment with life; Act 2, Life in General, is a snapshot of relationships, ideas, and strivings; Act 3, Unrequited Love, shares the angst and awe of romantic relationships; and Act 4, Maybe, culminates in expressions of the possibilities available to us all. It is a joy to dip into such depth of insights with an ease that only good poetry can attain.