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Book Picks for May 16, 2011

 

The Way of the Happy Woman

Sara Avant Stover, $15.95

Adapting tools from yoga, meditation, cooking, and balanced living, The Way of the Happy Woman, addresses happiness from the inside out, aligning us with natural cycles and simple living.

Sara Avant Stover’s recommendations nurture the body, invigorate the mind, and lift the spirit. Using the seasons as a blueprint, her nurturing practices—such as journaling, yoga sequences, and even tempting recipes—embrace the flows of nature to help you take your health and happiness into your own hands.

As Sara points out in Chapter 1, "Self-care isn't selfish." "You need to fill yourself up first before offering some of your overflow to others."

 

What's Gotten Into Us?

McKay Jenkins, $26.00

After experiencing a health scare of his own, journalist McKay Jenkins set out to discover the truth about our alarming levels of exposure to toxic chemicals—in our waters, bodies, homes, and yards. The result of his two-year journey, What’s Gotten into Us?, is a remarkable, empowering investigation into the biological and environmental threats that chemicals now present in our daily lives. More than just a wake up call, the book offers practical ways for us to make our personal worlds a little less toxic. You’ll find ideas to help you make informed decisions about the products you buy and to disentangle yourself from unhealthy products you don’t need. What you don’t know, can hurt you!

 

Time of the Quickening

Susan B. Martinez, Ph.D., $20.00

Reviewing the cycles of history and prophecies of the future from Nostradamus to Edgar Cayce and Jeane Dixon, The Time of the Quickening reveals that our current “time of troubles” is not the beginning of the Apocalypse or Armageddon but of the embryonic state of a Utopian Age—the “Quickening” of the human race. With a broad survey of teachings throughout history, author Susan B. Martinez demonstrates that the past is the hidden key to the future and uncovers the prophetic numbers of Earth’s cycles—11, 33, 99, and 363—as set forth in the Egyptian Tables of Destiny. She explains how readers can use these tables to make their own predictions then presents her own forecasts in the final chapter, “Are You Ready for 2013?”

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