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  1. The Goldfish Went on Vacation

    The Goldfish Went on Vacation

    A Memoir of Loss (and Learning to Tell the Truth about It)

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    • Patty Dann
    The moment when Patty Dann’s husband was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, she felt as though the ground had dropped out beneath her. Her grief, however, was immediately interrupted by the realization that she would have to tell their three-year-old son, Jake, that his father was dying. The prognosis gave her husband just a year to live. In that short time, the three of them—Patty, Willem, and Jake—would have to… Read More

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  2. Momma Zen

    Momma Zen

    Walking the Crooked Path of Motherhood

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    • Karen Maezen Miller
    Combining humor, honesty, and plainspoken advice, Momma Zen distills the doubts and frustrations of parenting into vignettes of Zen wisdom. Drawing on her experience as a first-time mother, and on her years of Zen meditation and study, Miller explores how the daily challenges of parenthood can become the most profound spiritual journey of our lives. This compelling and wise memoir follows the timeline of early motherhood from pregnancy… Read More

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  3. Insight Dialogue

    Insight Dialogue

    The Interpersonal Path to Freedom

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    • Gregory Kramer
    Insight Dialogue is a way of bringing the tranquility and insight attained in meditation directly into your interactions with other people. It’s a practice that involves interacting with a partner in a retreat setting or on your own, as a way of accessing a profound kind of insight. Then, you take that insight on into the grind of everyday human interactions. Gregory Kramer has been teaching the practice (which he… Read More

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  4. Women Who Love Sex

    Women Who Love Sex

    Ordinary Women Describe Their Paths to Pleasure, Intimacy, and Ecstasy

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    • Gina Ogden
    Wonderful sex does more than melt both body and soul; it brings power, energy, and deep satisfaction to all aspects of our lives. In this unique book, women who consider themselves highly sexually responsive talk in intimate detail about what gives them the greatest pleasure. They redefine sex—based on how women really experience sexual pleasure—confirming what every woman knows instinctively, while creating a new language that every woman will understand.… Read More

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  5. Finding Your Inner Mama

    Finding Your Inner Mama

    Women Reflect on the Challenges and Rewards of Motherhood

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    • Eden Steinberg
    Motherhood can be one of the most intense and transformative experiences of a woman's life. While there are many books that offer the "do's and don'ts" of effective parenting, few offer guidance on navigating the tumultuous inner experience of being a mother, with all its joy, pain, change, and uncertainty. This collection of writing by psychologists, poets, novelists, spiritual teachers, and everyday moms explores the rich, transformative journey of motherhood.Poet… Read More

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  6. Soulfully Gay

    Soulfully Gay

    How Harvard, Sex, Drugs, and Integral Philosophy Drove Me Crazy and Brought Me Back to God

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    • Joe Perez
    Soulfully Gay is a personal memoir of an intellectually rigorous gay man wrestling with fundamental issues of meaning and self-acceptance. Joe Perez finds himself on a quest to understand what it means to be gay at the intersection of conflicts between homosexuality and Christianity, faith and skepticism, mysticism and madness. His journey unfolds amid challenges to his health as a recovering addict, a survivor of a psychotic episode, and a… Read More

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  7. The Power of Coincidence

    The Power of Coincidence

    How Life Shows Us What We Need to Know

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    • David Richo
    Meaningful coincidences and surprising connections occur all the time in our daily lives, yet we often fail to appreciate how they can guide us, warn us, and confirm us on our life's path. This book explores how meaningful coincidence operates in our daily lives, in our intimate relationships, and in our creative endeavors. The Power of Coincidence will help you to: interpret a series of similar happenings, open yourself to… Read More

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  8. Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships

    Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships

    Healing the Wound of the Heart

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    • John Welwood
    While most of us have moments of loving freely and openly, it is often hard to sustain this where it matters most—in our intimate relationships. Why, if love is so great and powerful, are human relationships so challenging and difficult? If love is the source of happiness and joy, why is it so hard to open to it fully and let it govern our lives? In this book, John Welwood… Read More

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  9. 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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  10. 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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