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  1. Making a Change for Good

    Making a Change for Good

    A Guide to Compassionate Self-Discipline

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    • Cheri Huber
    According to Zen teacher Cheri Huber, we are conditioned to think that if we were only a little better in some way, we would be happy: “Life isn't the way it should be and it's my fault!” But, Huber says, no amount of self-punishment will ever make us happy or bring us control over life’s problems. The help we are looking for is really found in self-acceptance and… Read More

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  2. When No One Understands

    When No One Understands

    Letters to a Teenager on Life, Loss, and the Hard Road to Adulthood

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    • Brad Sachs
    When Amanda first came to Dr. Sachs for treatment, she had attempted suicide more than once. Withdrawn and cynical, she refused to speak during her therapy sessions. Determined to connect, Dr. Sachs tried something unconventional: he wrote letters to Amanda between sessions and invited her to write back, thinking she might feel more comfortable opening up in this way—and indeed she did. This correspondence gradually built trust between them, helping… Read More

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  3. Peaceful Death, Joyful Rebirth

    Peaceful Death, Joyful Rebirth

    A Tibetan Buddhist Guidebook

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    • Tulku Thondup
    Buddhism teaches that death can be a springboard to enlightenment—yet for all but the most advanced meditators, it will be the gateway to countless future lives of suffering in samsara. Tulku Thondup wrote this guide to help us heal our fear and confusion about death and strengthen our practice in anticipation of this transition, and to help us realize the enlightened goal of ultimate peace and joy—not only for death… Read More

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  4. Making Peace with Autism

    Making Peace with Autism

    One Family's Story of Struggle, Discovery, and Unexpected Gifts

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    • Susan Senator
    Receiving a diagnosis of autism is a major crisis for parents and families, who often feel as if their world has come to an end. In this insightful narrative, a courageous and inspiring mother explains why a diagnosis of autism doesn't have to shatter a family's dreams of happiness. Senator offers the hard-won, in-the-trenches wisdom of someone who's been there and is still there today—and she demonstrates how families can… Read More

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  5. Only Companion

    Only Companion

    Japanese Poems of Love and Longing

    Written by court princesses, exiled officials, Zen priests, and recluses, the 150 poems translated here represent the rich diversity of Japan’s poetic tradition. Varying in tone from the sensuous and erotic to the profoundly spiritual, each poem captures a sense of the poignant beauty and longing known only in the fleeting experience of the moment. The translator has selected these five-line tanka—one of the great traditional verse forms of Japanese… Read More

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  6. True Love

    True Love

    A Practice for Awakening the Heart

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    • Thich Nhat Hanh
    In this little treasure, Thich Nhat Hanh, the renowned Zen monk, offers timeless insight into the nature of real love. With simplicity, warmth, and directness, he explores the four key aspects of love as described in the Buddhist tradition: lovingkindness, compassion, joy, and freedom—explaining how to experience them in our day-to-day lives. He also emphasizes that in order to love in a real way, we must first learn how to… Read More

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  7. A Different Kind of Perfect

    A Different Kind of Perfect

    Writings by Parents on Raising a Child with Special Needs

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    • Cindy Dowling,
    • Bernadette Thomas,
    • Neil Nicoll
    Every parent dreams of having a happy, healthy child. What happens when these dreams are shattered by a physical or cognitive disability? A Different Kind of Perfect offers comfort, consolation, and wisdom from parents who have been there—and are finding their way through.The writings collected here are grouped into chapters reflecting the progressive stages of many parents' emotional journeys, starting with grief, denial, and anger and moving towards acceptance, empowerment,… Read More

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  8. The Heart and Soul of Sex

    The Heart and Soul of Sex

    Exploring the Sexual Mysteries

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    • Gina Ogden
    Drawing on the results of her unique national sex survey—and on decades of clinical practice as a sex therapist—Gina Ogden offers a revolutionary exploration of women’s sexual experience. The best sex, say thousands of women, doesn’t just happen in the body. It is multidimensional, connecting body, mind, heart, and soul. In The Heart and Soul of Sex, Ogden coaches readers to fully realize the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects… Read More

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  9. The Compassionate Brain

    The Compassionate Brain

    How Empathy Creates Intelligence

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    • Gerald Huther
    Here is the ultimate explanation of the brain for everyone who thinks: a guide to how the brain works, how our brains came to operate the way they do, and, most important, how to use your precious gray matter to its full capacity. The brain, according to current research, is not some kind of automatic machine that works independently of its user. In fact, the circuitry of the… Read More

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  10. The Five Things We Cannot Change

    The Five Things We Cannot Change

    And the Happiness We Find by Embracing Them

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    • David Richo
    Why is it that despite our best efforts, many of us remain fundamentally unhappy and unfulfilled in our lives? In this provocative and inspiring book, David Richo distills thirty years of experience as a therapist to explain the underlying roots of unhappiness—and the surprising secret to finding freedom and fulfillment. There are certain facts of life that we cannot change—the unavoidable "givens" of human existence: (1) everything changes and ends,… Read More

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