General Nonfiction

General Nonfiction

Better Mental Health in Ten Words: A quick & easy route to an improved state of mind

by Robert Prior-Wandesforde


Until we improve our mental health most of us struggle to summon sufficient positivity and energy to successfully pursue traditional mental health remedies: a Catch-22. If we’re going to make a start and maximise our chances of making progress it’s essential that our therapy is as straightforward, quick and effective as possible. Full of powerful, constructive messages this short book is designed to provide just such a method.

By remembering a handful of key words and putting the messages associated with them into practice, we can prevent destructive thoughts and feelings from materialising as well as cope far better with those that do seep through. With a bit of homework, it’s a process that normally won’t take more than a few seconds to complete but will make a big difference to your state of mind. I have called the method Constructive Word Therapy.

 

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The Secret of Life: A Memoir Of Getting Younger (Younger Than Ever Book 1)

by Dr. Zeev Gilkis


Age doesn't matter! Actually, if we live right, we don’t have to age!

In a conversational style and a friendly manner, the author is sharing his secrets about living better and longer, while enjoying every moment.

He tells his story, how after recovering from an advanced stage cancer he began competing in triathlon and surfing waves, despite being already in his sixties.

Even 10 minutes of some sport activities per day can improve the quality of life as well as physical and mental health, dramatically.

The message the author wants his readers to receive is, that each and every one – at any age and physical condition, shall be encouraged to be more physically active!

All in all, physical activity is the best investment in health, in our quality of life and in our future – to grow old with health and vitality.

 

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Amazing Love: How Everlasting and Unconditional Love Is Possible for Everyone

by Geraldine Jones


Do you doubt whether true, unconditional love exists?

Society tells you to compromise and lower your standards.

But God is greater than the ways of this world, and His love is a powerful thing. Some people try to buy love or earn it, but love cannot be purchased or achieved.

True love is as the Bible says, “For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son” (John 3:16).

Having unconditional love can feel like an impossible thing, but true love is a choice and a gift you give repeatedly.

Author Geraldine Jones and her husband, Edward Jones, were married for nearly four decades before he went to be with Jesus in September 2020. Through their life of ups and downs, God continually showed them the way to love each other with words of affirmation, kindness, and His undying love.

Amazing Love shares their story and Jones hopes that others will begin to believe in true love again—and learn to trust in the One who makes it possible.

Unconditional love cannot be manufactured or created or forced. It comes from deep within, and it comes from Jesus Christ.

Jesus loves us all unconditionally and lived a perfect example of love on earth. God’s love is the only love that will never ever disappoint.

Make Jesus the center of your relationship and Amazing Love will follow.

Scroll up to the top and select buy now to download Amazing Love today!

 

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Demystifying Enlightenment: Messages, Signs, and Predictions From The Spiritual World

by Dennis Macy


Do you long to know how your loved ones are doing in Heaven? Are you curious about the afterlife? Do you miss your late family members and yearn to ask them about their heavenly existence? Intrigued by the astonishing wisdom of other celestial residents?

Dennis Macy, who possesses highly sensitive enhanced abilities, has helped countless individuals by delivering messages from the other side. Now he's here to provide you with the comfort and understanding that comes from communicating with those who have passed on. Demystifying Enlightenment is a glimpse into what angels, spirits, and our dearly departed want us to know. With answers to the most frequently asked questions entwined with accounts of his real encounters to support them, Macy offers an insight into the world we live in and the one to come. You'll be prepared to make the right decisions to shape a better future for yourself and others. In Demystifying Enlightenment, you'll discover: The peace that comes with knowing that you’re most cherished loved ones will be with you forever in spirit. A greater sense of God's infinite love for you and His plan for you.

Meditation and breathing techniques to improve your overall well-being and enable contact with those you care about in the next world. The ways Earthly existence and the spiritual dimension are interconnected, so you can make the best decisions in your own life. How to identify signs that your passed family and friends are trying to communicate with you, and much more! Demystifying Enlightenment is a fascinating look at reaching out and listening to those who are no longer with us physically.

If you like straight answers to confusing questions, guidance from beyond, and comforting advice, then you'll adore Dennis Macy's illuminating book. Buy Demystifying Enlightenment to understand and to learn what to look for in receiving signs that are conveyed to us today!

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Herbalism and Natural Remedies for Beginners & Foraging Wild Edible Plants

by Small Footprint Press


If you want to be at your healthiest and save a lot of money, then keep reading…

 

Herbal medicine has been used to treat different illnesses for centuries, and most of the developing world still relies on them for their health needs.

 

Using plants as medicine is nothing new – even big pharma uses plants as active ingredients for some of its most popular drugs.

 

If you’re looking for a safer, more affordable, and more holistic alternative to pharmaceutical drugs, herbs are the answer.

 

Moreover, you can learn how to forage your first edible wild foods safely, how to create your own energizing and immune-boosting meals, and how to avoid wasting any of your harvest with easy-to-follow preservation methods.

 

In Herbalism and Natural Remedies for Beginners & Foraging Wild Edible Plants, you will discover:

 

  • A 7-step framework for herbalism newbies that will give you the knowledge and tools to start making your own homemade herbal remedies
  • How to stop relying on expensive synthetic drugs by using easily available (and equally effective) herbs you can find at home
  • Why natural doesn’t necessarily mean safe – how to avoid unwanted reactions by following these safety precautions
  • 30+ of the most common wild edible foods that you can safely forage
  • The basic tools you need to start foraging (hint: you probably already have all of them at home!)
  • A detailed description of every poisonous and non-poisonous look-alike

 

And so much more!

 

Even if you can’t tell the difference between cilantro and peppermint, you can still become adept at using and preparing herbs.

 

With this handbook, you’ll not only be able to identify herbs, but you’ll also learn how to prepare them to maximize their effectiveness.

 

It’s time to take your first step in a new direction!


If you want to break free from dependence on medication and take back control of your health, then scroll up and click the “Add to Cart” button right now.

 
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The Holistic Book of Herbal Medicine & Natural Remedies

by Small Footprint Press


Are you still reaching for that pill for every little ache and pain? You might regret it.

People are becoming overly dependent on medication, which is not very good for our bodies… and our pockets.

According to the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, most adults in the US & UK take over-the-counter medication as a first response to minor health conditions.

People automatically take pills for a headache, a sniffle, or a pulled muscle without a second thought.

But opting for this quick fix, especially when done regularly, can seriously affect our health, even leading to addiction and death in extreme cases.

Plus, it’s a massive drain on your bank account.

You might be spending your hard-earned money on something you could be getting for much cheaper or even for free.

Herbal medicine has been used to treat different illnesses for centuries, and most of the developing world still relies on them for their health needs.

Using plants as medicine is nothing new – even big pharma uses plants as active ingredients for some of its most popular drugs.

If you’re looking for a safer, more affordable, and more holistic alternative to pharmaceutical drugs, herbs are the answer.

In The Holistic Book of Herbal Medicine & Natural Remedies, you will discover:

  • A 7-step framework for herbalism newbies that will give you the knowledge and tools to start making your own homemade herbal remedies
  • How to stop relying on expensive synthetic drugs by using easily available (and equally effective) herbs you can find at home
  • Why natural doesn’t necessarily mean safe – how to avoid unwanted reactions by following these safety precautions
  • The 5 things you have to check when buying your herbs to ensure you’re getting the highest quality
  • 20+ beginner-friendly medicinal herbs that can be used for a wide range of ailments – discover how to identify, prepare and use them
  • Practical tips for prolonging the shelf-life of your concoctions and maximizing their use
  • Easy-to-follow recipes for therapeutic remedies that help with pain relief, allergies, colds, and more

And much more.

Even if you can’t tell the difference between cilantro and peppermint, you can still become adept at using and preparing herbs.

With this handbook, you’ll not only be able to identify herbs, but you’ll also learn how to prepare them to maximize their effectiveness.

Herbs aren’t just for adding flavor to your food. Explore the medicinal side of herbs and discover just how powerful they are.

If you want to break free from dependence on medication and take back control of your health, then scroll up and click the “Add to Cart” button right now.

 
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Many Million Dreams Ago: A Recollection of Romances

by Dre Carlan


Three Lovers. Three lessons.

Many Million Dreams Ago defies a typical “romance memoir” by dealing with the deeper consequences of discovering such feelings too early on. Its realism is recounted in three eras of a life gone awry from self-harm, codependency, and casual intimacies.
Through the endless pursuits of a hopeless romantic in trying to find his other half, we join him on his journey towards an idyllic destiny.

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The Beautiful Addiction: Passing Through the Marathon Wall for the 70th Birthday

by Dr. Zeev Gilkis


It's never too late to make dreams come true - even at the age of 70.

At the age of 68 Dr. Zeev Gilkis, a cancer survivor, decided to gift himself an unusual present for his 70th birthday – to run his first full marathon.

In his previous book “Running Back in Time” the author, writing at the time at age 69, told the story of the first half of his journey. Beginning with two injuries and 5 km runs and ending with achieving his interim goal of running a half-marathon.

“The Beautiful Addiction” relates the second part of his journey, through which Zeev gradually increases the distance of his runs from 21km to 42km while sharing his thoughts about life and becoming ageless, all the way to the surprising ending.

This book is about making dreams come true, setting ambitious goals, persistence, performance, achievement, and joy. There is also some life philosophy and of course, a lot of running.

Read and discover that you too can realize your dreams!

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Coercive Relationships: Find the Answers You Seek

by Jennifer C. Parker


Coercive Relationships provides a beacon for survivors of partner abuse. Parker’s nonjudgmental, empathic voice offers knowledge gleaned from years of experience. Survivors gain answers to frequently asked questions:

  • Am I being abused?
  • Why do they hurt me?
  • Why do I feel so crazy?
  • What can I change?
  • Why do they believe they should control us?
  • How do I recognize abuse of power?
  • How do I heal?

Each chapter contains illustrative vignettes and suggestions for reflection to assist readers in discovering what they want.

Coercive Relationships lifts the private shame survivors feel by connecting their abusers’ actions to societal values and beliefs that permit all forms of violence.

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Running Back in Time: Discovering the Formula to Beat the Aging Process and Get Younger

by Dr. Zeev Gilkis


Dream big. Set ambitious goals. Attain unusual achievements.

At the age of 68, while still recovering from his second knee injury, Dr. Zeev Gilkis decided to give himself an unusual present for his 70th birthday.

He dreamed of running a full marathon, and completing the seventh decade of his life seemed to him the ideal timing to do so.

Perhaps this ambitious goal wouldn’t have been so unusual, had he been a very physically active person in his younger years. But Zeev is a cancer survivor who began his "career" in sports relatively late, in his mid-60s.

As two years is a long time, he set a milestone for his 69th birthday: to go mid-way - running a half marathon.

Along with his plans and dreams, he kept a diary where he recorded the ups and downs, practical tips, and original thoughts that crossed his mind in this long, challenging journey.

Join Zeev in this adventure and discover that age doesn't matter. You too can achieve anything you truly dream of.

In his first two books: Unlock Bliss, A Memoir of Getting Happier and The Secret of Life, A Memoir of Getting Younger, Dr. Zeev Gilkis shares with listeners the story of his struggle with cancer, some important and original thoughts, and insights into life and happiness, such as that “Age doesn’t matter!” among many others.

In a very simple writing style, he describes some of the key processes in the brain, the role of the immune system and how to care for it, the story of how he got into sports in his 60s, and much more good stuff.

 

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Revelation: Verse By Verse Ministry International Group Study Workbook

by Stephen Armstrong


What do you really know about the book of Revelation and the end times?

The concluding book of the New Testament can seem daunting: it’s complex, full of unfamiliar imagery and numerous allusions to the rest of the Bible. Even more, interpretations of Revelation in Christian and secular popular culture can further obscure our understanding and lead us to misguided assumptions. What does the Bible actually say about this book, if we rely on common-sense interpretation of the plain sense of Scripture?

This extensive workbook accompanies Verse By Verse Ministry International’s in-depth video course on the book of Revelation and the end times. The Revelation workbook, suitable for individual study or group discussion, will guide participants on their systematic, verse-by-verse journey through Revelation.

Get ready to dig into the final book of the Bible with Verse By Verse Ministry International’s Revelation. The workbook includes:

  • 87 sessions correlating to the video lessons in the Verse By Verse Ministry International course
  • listening guides—specific questions based on each video lesson and the scriptural readings
  • discussion questions for further reflection
  • optional Digging Deeper sections to extend learning and prepare for the next session
  • sample graphic organizers for notetaking
  • an answer key

Stephen Armstrong was the founder and principal teacher of Verse By Verse Ministry International (VBVMI). He founded VBVMI out of a desire to offer his unique style of in-depth Bible teaching for free to a worldwide audience via the internet. Today, VBVMI’s worldwide reach and growing catalog of insightful Bible teaching is proof that the Lord calls unqualified people, but won’t leave them untrained. Stephen passed away in January 2021, leaving behind a library of insightful Bible teaching and a ministry team committed to continuing and adding to this legacy.

 

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A Baker's Guide To Content Marketing

by Grace Onyema


Hello Baker, You Need Content Marketing!

Running a successful bakery business online takes more than quality ingredients and recipes, amazing decoration skills, and having lots of friends & clients who order from you.

The knowledge of content creation and marketing is ESSENTIAL for any bakery business looking to thrive online.


WHAT BENEFITS WILL YOU GAIN FROM THIS BOOK?

  • Content ideas for social media, videos, webinars/online courses, eBooks, etc., that would keep your blog/page/website busy, value-packed, and engaged up to 6 months and above.
  • You are armed with tools to use in creating quality/professional content (e.g. image posts, audio-visuals, videos, etc.) and digital products you can sell later, just like this eBook.
  • More traffic/audience/followers who subsequently become your customers, and you end up generating funds up to six-figures and more.
  • Growth in the structure of your cake/bakery business, contracts, influence, and sales.
  • And so much more…

 

Dear Baker,

If you are seeking to know what content creation and marketing is all about, and its benefits for your business, this book is a resource you should get.

 

Do you require Goal Setting Skills and how you can define your business purpose? You need to make this book your guide.

 

Are you in need of strategies to set up sales and marketing funnels for your bakery business? You should have this book in your arms always.

 

I believe that for you to have a successful and profitable bakery business, then it should be making sales and generating profits. You can achieve this by getting people to know your business, see your products, and actually buy from you - Content Marketing helps you achieve this seamlessly.

 

This Book is an ONLINE BAKERY BUSINESS BLUEPRINT, and that's why you need to read it!

 

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Majestic Money: The 30-Day Femme Manifesting Game

by Adora Evans


DISCOVER YOUR UNLIMITED FEMININE SPIRITUAL POWER PLAYING A 30-DAY GAME…

Have you been attracting your desires but want to manifest more consistently, precisely, and effortlessly?

Would you like to fulfill your dreams and finally achieve financial, spiritual & emotional freedom?

Do you want a life with more love, expression, and ability to do what you want, give what you want, and go where you want, with who you want?

If you answered “Yes” to at least one of these questions, then keep reading…

Women have a secret set of powers when it comes to manifesting. I realized women are the original portals for manifesting. A spirit comes from another reality, lives in a woman's body, and then becomes a physical reality. With that, comes codes for manifesting that are written into the DNA of our bodies. 

These codes are not known by most women because, for many years women have been discriminated against and weren’t granted as many rights as men. Neither in the Financial Field, Politics, nor in the Family’s Decision-Making Arena. Even though the times have changed and now the rights of women are significantly better, there are stereotypes and habits that are playing out in the subconscious minds of many women.  HOW TO OVERCOME THAT?

I dedicated years of my life to figure out. Inside this book, you will find Real-Life ActivationsSpiritual and Practical Exercises that will guide you and show you how to Unleash Your Unlimited Femme Superpowers to be all you can be and enjoy life however you want. It will give you the knowledge and wisdom that helped and thousands of my followers to transform their lives forever.

  • 30- Day game plan for Femme Manifesting –JUICY FUN!
  • Attract more using your feminine spiritual powers
  • Feel the peace, ease and calm of manifesting exactly want you want from a playful place
  • Small every day exercises that will push you to Love yourself at deeper levels and receive more
  • What is your Super Power? Let’s find out!
  • Proven Strategies to work with the  Law of Attraction
  • Practical tips to Manifesting- Love, Money, and Miracles
  • Much much more…


Why should I choose this book over other manifesting books?
 

  • Read them all! The more the better! Be sure to grab this one to understand how your feminine spiritual energy can work to multiply your manifesting power. This is your birthright and is a natural, easy way of aligning with your nature and miracle-creating power.
     

I believe that we are set on this planet to be all we can be and, more importantly, all we want to be.


Scroll up, click on “Buy Now” and let the Femme Manifesting Games Begin!

 
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X Back: Five Step Process to Get Him Back (Relationship and Dating Advice for Women Book 28)

by Gregg Michaelsen


X Back: The Five Step Process to Get Him Back

Right now, you’re entire world is falling down around you. Your ex has broken up and nothing feels right. You feel desperate to get him back, but so far, everything you’ve tried hasn’t worked.
You’ve texted him tear-filled messages begging him to come back. You’ve promised to do better if he’ll only come back.

But he’s ignoring you. If he texts back, it’s short and non-committal, which just frustrates you even more.
You’ve come to the right place. I have the book for you written by The Top Dating Coach!

X Back: The Five Step Process to Get Him Back

Inside is everything you need to get your ex back. The 5 steps will take a few weeks for you to do, and that’s a good thing and I’ll tell you why.

Right now, your ex has negative feelings towards you. He's not even missing you. He’s off dealing with his own emotions.
Every text he receives from you reminds him of those negative feelings and keeps them alive. He can't miss you because you’re still there for him.

Read this book and follow the five steps! By the time you complete step three, he will be in a better place to receive your texts.

In Step One

  • You will learn to rein in your emotions.
  • You’ll learn how to implement the No Contact Rule, my way!
  • You’ll learn what things you’re doing to ruin your chances of getting him back and how to stop all the negative behaviors that you might be exhibiting.
  • You’ll gain some tips on managing your anxiety and setting boundaries.

In Step Two

  • You will assess the relationship and breakup, take an honest look at what really happened, remove him from his pedestal and understand what he’s thinking right now.
  • You’ll discover that he lied to you about why you broke up and what those lies really mean.
  • You’ll learn the difference between missing him and missing someone.
  • You will also identify your role in the breakup and uncover how you can fix that.

In Step Three

  • You will work on rebuilding your confidence. It doesn’t matter what the reason for the breakup was; the result is a drop in your confidence. For your ex to want to be with you again, you need to rebuild that confidence.
  • You’ll learn what it means to be an independent woman and how to become one.
  • Why you need to make positive changes in your life and how to put them into practice, the importance of self-care and how to implement a self-care routine, and how to create a vision for your life and write your own story.
  • You’ll also learn how to stop living in the past and how to end the days of being a victim.

In Step Four, You’ll Have Fun!

  • You’ll do what we call toying with his psyche.
  • You’ll start reminding him in small intermittent ways about the good times of your relationship.
  • You’ll learn about what I call the Slip In/Slip Out method and how to casually hang out.
  • You’ll determine when it’s time to contact him and how all the things you’ll be learning to do are going to turn the breakup upside down.
  • He will question why he broke up and worry that he’s losing you!

In the Final Step

You’ll formulate your plan to meet your ex. You’ll assess whether you’re ready for this step and you’ll learn how to get him to ask for the meeting. You’ll also learn about how he is likely to act during this meeting and why. You will go into this meeting as a casual observer: kind, peaceful and calm, and he won’t know what to do!

Before the five steps, however, are the dealbreakers. Pay close attention to these because these are all reasons why you should not consider a reconciliation with your ex.

Let's Get Him Back!

 
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Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History

by Erik Larson


At the dawn of the twentieth century, a great confidence suffused America. Isaac Cline was one of the era's new men, a scientist who believed he knew all there was to know about the motion of clouds and the behavior of storms. The idea that a hurricane could damage the city of Galveston, Texas, where he was based, was to him preposterous, "an absurd delusion." It was 1900, a year when America felt bigger and stronger than ever before. Nothing in nature could hobble the gleaming city of Galveston, then a magical place that seemed destined to become the New York of the Gulf.

That August, a strange, prolonged heat wave gripped the nation and killed scores of people in New York and Chicago. Odd things seemed to happen everywhere: A plague of crickets engulfed Waco. The Bering Glacier began to shrink. Rain fell on Galveston with greater intensity than anyone could remember. Far away, in Africa, immense thunderstorms blossomed over the city of Dakar, and great currents of wind converged. A wave of atmospheric turbulence slipped from the coast of western Africa. Most such waves faded quickly. This one did not.

In Cuba, America's overconfidence was made all too obvious by the Weather Bureau's obsession with controlling hurricane forecasts, even though Cuba's indigenous weathermen had pioneered hurricane science. As the bureau's forecasters assured the nation that all was calm in the Caribbean, Cuba's own weathermen fretted about ominous signs in the sky. A curious stillness gripped Antigua. Only a few unlucky sea captains discovered that the storm had achieved an intensity no man alive had ever experienced.

In Galveston, reassured by Cline's belief that no hurricane could seriously damage the city, there was celebration. Children played in the rising water. Hundreds of people gathered at the beach to marvel at the fantastically tall waves and gorgeous pink sky, until the surf began ripping the city's beloved beachfront apart. Within the next few hours Galveston would endure a hurricane that to this day remains the nation's deadliest natural disaster. In Galveston alone at least 6,000 people, possibly as many as 10,000, would lose their lives, a number far greater than the combined death toll of the Johnstown Flood and 1906 San Francisco Earthquake.

And Isaac Cline would experience his own unbearable loss.

Meticulously researched and vividly written, 
Isaac's Storm is based on Cline's own letters, telegrams, and reports, the testimony of scores of survivors, and our latest understanding of the hows and whys of great storms. Ultimately, however, it is the story of what can happen when human arrogance meets nature's last great uncontrollable force. As such, Isaac's Storm carries a warning for our time.

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The Mystic's Gift: A story about loss, letting go . . . and learning to soar

by Skip Johnson


In the spirit of those spellbinding, deeply moving, transformative stories that only occasionally appear in our lives, The Mystic’s Gift is destined to become a timeless, self-help classic.


Following a sudden, unimaginable personal tragedy at a point in his mid-life where Royce Holloway thought he "had it all,” he is introduced to a wise, exotic, and enchanting mentor named Maya, who takes Royce on a powerful journey to courageous self-discovery and incredible possibilities.

What he learns along the way will change him in a mighty way . . . forever.

Join Royce on this captivating, often poignant trek spanning two continents as he tries to reclaim his strength, courage, and hope.

You may find that the life changed most . . . is yours.

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Eat to Prevent and Control Disease Cookbook

by La Fonceur


Are you tired of thinking about how to make healthy eating tasty? Are you tired of compromising taste for healthy eating? Are your favorite foods so unhealthy that you can't eat them every day? If yes, then here are 45+ delicious yet healthy vegetarian recipes to prevent and control disease naturally. Each recipe contains one or several superfood ingredients to boost your overall health. Now increase your immunity by enjoying your favorite food. These mostly Indian recipes are full of healthy herbs and spices that are a winner for everyone at the dinner table.


Discover some delicious vegetarian and vegan recipes in the Eat to Prevent and Control Disease cookbook that you can eat guilt-free. This cookbook has specific recipes for all these diseases, from diabetes to hypertension to arthritis. Now eat yummy without worrying about your health!

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Anger Management for Parents

by Vivian Foster


These simple strategies could save your child's future and make you both a whole lot happier in the process.

Getting frustrated is in many ways a natural part of being human, but you can navigate through the chaos of raising a child without letting it get you all worked up inside.

You just need to better understand your own emotions and your anger.

When you can recognize your triggers before they happen, and develop the right techniques to navigate through your emotional storms, this explosion of anger onto your child will become much less frequent... and will eventually be gone altogether.

In Anger Management For Parents, you'll discover:

  • A deep dive into the origins of our anger-- why we feel it, how it benefits us, and where it completely destroys our lives
  • Why most of the time it's not actually your child's fault and how you can use this awareness to empower healthy relations between the two of you
  • The most effective way to remove yourself from your emotions before they take control of your actions
  • Powerful and actionable steps to help you establish better communication between you and your child
  • Important things to do when setting healthy boundaries for your little one to follow
  • Detailed instructions for following the super successful "traffic light system" to help your kids identify their emotions and control their anger
  • How your child is simply a mirror of you and how you can use this understanding to better yourself and your child's development
  • Powerful strategies to show your child that you love and support them, encouraging healthier behavior in every action they take
  • ...and so much more!


It's up to you to raise your child to their highest potential. At the end of the day, only you can make that difference. Take back control of your anger and help your children thrive in life.

 
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From 0 to 500 Properties in Five Years

by D. Brooke Pfautz


In the vacation rental industry, there are three levers you can adjust to accelerate the growth of your business: occupancy, rates, and property inventory. For the past few decades, our industry has been absolutely obsessed with two of them, while virtually ignoring the most important one. Why? Because the inventory growth lever is arguably the hardest one to turn. Not anymore.

Brooke Pfautz unlocked the key to inventory growth years ago when he grew his own business from 0 to 500 properties in just five years. Since then, he’s compiled a treasure trove of property acquisition secrets, having now run inventory growth campaigns for more than 300 management companies.

This book documents Brooke’s journey of discovery and lays out a concise playbook that any Vacation Rental Manager (VRM) can follow to accelerate their inventory growth. It’s the default manual for adding new homes to your inventory and should be on the desk of any property manager that is truly serious about growing their business.

 

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Italian Ways: On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo

by Tim Parks


“So inviting you might find yourself tempted to give the experience a whirl and ride the Italian trains yourself, book in hand.”—Liesl Schillinger, New York Times Book Review


Tim Parks’s books on Italy have been hailed as "so vivid, so packed with delectable details, [they] serve as a more than decent substitute for the real thing" (
Los Angeles Times Book Review). Now, in his first Italian travelogue in a decade, he delivers a charming and funny portrait of Italian ways by riding its trains from Verona to Milan, Rome to Palermo, and right down to the heel of Italy.

Parks begins as any traveler might: "A train is a train is a train, isn’t it?" But soon he turns his novelist’s eye to the details, and as he journeys through majestic Milano Centrale station or on the newest high-speed rail line, he delivers a uniquely insightful portrait of Italy. Through memorable encounters with ordinary Italians—conductors and ticket collectors, priests and prostitutes, scholars and lovers, gypsies and immigrants—Parks captures what makes Italian life distinctive: an obsession with speed but an acceptance of slower, older ways; a blind eye toward brutal architecture amid grand monuments; and an undying love of a good argument and the perfect cappuccino.

Italian Ways also explores how trains helped build Italy and how their development reflects Italians’ sense of themselves from Garibaldi to Mussolini to Berlusconi and beyond. Most of all, Italian Ways is an entertaining attempt to capture the essence of modern Italy. As Parks writes, "To see the country by train is to consider the crux of the essential Italian dilemma: Is Italy part of the modern world, or not?"

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