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The Gratitude Project: How the Science of Thankfulness Can Rewire Our Brains for Resilience, Optimism, and the Greater Good

Readers looking for more than a fluffy, feel-good gratitude journal will enjoy this research-based affirmation of the necessity for gratitude in all areas of life.
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Cannonball! Fearlessly Facing Midlife and Beyond

Schmidt identifies with women’s issues and writes with encouragement and warmth. Her suggestions can easily be implemented and will give readers the courage and push they need to move forward. Recommended for all women approaching or past the midlife marker.
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The French Art of Not Trying Too Hard

For lovers of all things French, but also for those who enjoy philosophy and self-help books that discuss working “smarter, not harder.”
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The Gift: 12 Lessons To Save Your Life

Eger’s particularly wise book based on personal experience and clinical practice is highly recommended.
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Overwhelmed and Over It: Embrace Your Power To Stay Centered and Sustained in a Chaotic World

Helpful for women willing to do some soul-searching to shift course and focus on what really matters to them..
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Break the Curse: A Template for Change; 10 Steps To Restart Your Life

An accessible book full of straightforward recommendations that are bound to help those looking to overcome life’s difficulties.

Anxiety First Aid Kit: Quick Tools for Extreme, Uncertain Times

What’s enticing about this book is its no-nonsense guide to feeling better. Ideal for these unsettling times; highly recommended for general readers.
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Break-up Boss

Concise and colorful, this would make an ideal gift book. Readers looking for a motivational take on moving past heartbreak may want to pair this entertaining, affirming guide with Bridget Fonger’s Superhero of Love: Heal Your Broken Heart & Then Go Save the World.
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A Movie Lover’s Search for Romance

An encouraging read for the 40-plus single woman who is thrown into the dating world and is trying to mesh real life with that depicted in the movies.
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The Lost Art of Dying: Reviving Forgotten Wisdom

A readable and inspiring manual for living one’s days fully and dying well.

Detox Your Thoughts: Quit Negative Self-Talk for Good & Discover the Life You’ve Always Wanted

Bonoir synthesizes psychological concepts into understandable suggestions certain to help any reader reclaim a healthy state of thinking.
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Aging with Agency: Building Resilience, Confronting Challenges, and Navigating Eldercare

Abounding with valuable insights into the aging process, this will be enjoyed by readers interested in the subject and general, college-educated readers.

The Art of Showing Up: How To Be There for Yourself and Your People

Excellent tips for forging relationships with others and becoming an even better “old” friend.
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The Ikigai Journey: A Practical Guide to Finding Happiness and Purpose the Japanese Way

Beneficial for readers who find the concept of ikigai intriguing.

Lost Companions: Reflections on the Death of Pets

Highly recommended for all animal lovers who inevitably must deal with the death of their pets. [See Prepub Alert, 12/9/20.]
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Big Wild Love: The Unstoppable Power of Letting Go

Readers who find themselves stuck in bad relationships or situations will savor Murray’s advice, as it’s relatable and easy to put into practice.
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When You’re Not Okay: A Toolkit for Tough Times

A handy, feel-good volume of tips and advice for contented living.
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Why Bother: Discover the Desire for What’s Next

Ideal for those who feel stuck in a negative spiral and wish to move forward.

The Ultimate Retirement Guide for 50+: Winning Strategies To Make Your Money Last a Lifetime

Recommended reading for all and a solid addition to public library offerings.
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Lifeboat: Navigating Unexpected Career Change and Disruption

Craddock’s advice will help readers to prepare for the unexpected and to retool their skill set for succeeding in their organization or personal lives. The author’s comparison of the lifeboat to the big ship mentalities is particularly helpful in analyzing and managing tough situations.
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Fear of Missing Out: Practical Decision-Making in a World of Overwhelming Choice

This book’s superb advice will appeal primarily to millennials and members of Gen Z.

Rethinking Success: Eight Essential Practices for Finding Meaning in Work and Life

A valuable tool for reflection that can be used by readers from all walks of life.
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Life in the Transitions: Mastering Change in Any Age

This highly recommended title couldn’t be more timely.
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Breaking the Silence Habit: A Practical Guide to Uncomfortable Conversations in the #MeToo Workplace

A fine first step in promoting and participating in the healing and prevention of sexual offense.
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How To Be Fine: What We Learned from Living by the Rules of 50 Self-Help Books

Funny and wise, this will be particularly helpful to aficionados of the personal growth genre.
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Let’s Talk About Sex: Real Stories from a Therapist’s Office

A refreshingly open and honest book about a topic of great interest to pretty much everyone.

You’re a Miracle (and a Pain in the Ass): Embracing the Emotions, Habits, and Mystery That Make You You

Recommended for anyone who feels they’ve tried everything in the way of self-improvement yet are determined to live to their fullest potential.

Becoming Better Grownups: Rediscovering What Matters and Remembering How To Fly

A fantastic, fanciful guide to becoming not only a happier adult but one who gives back and helps the next generation.
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The Buy Nothing, Get Everything Plan: Discover the Joy of Spending Less, Sharing More, and Living Generously

A great springboard to finding an antidote to consumerism.

One Step Ahead: Mastering the Art and Science of Negotiation

A comprehensive guidebook delivering valuable skills to apply in both business and personal relationships.
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Pearls of Wisdom: Little Pieces of Advice (That Go a Long Way)

A pithy book that packs a wallop of information and lots of laughs, this is a perfect gift for fans of the former first lady.
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The New Alpha Male: How To Win the Game When the Rules Are Changing

Excellent advice from someone who grew up in a “traditional male” atmosphere with some macho values but has changed his thinking and behavior.
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The Art of Lucid Dreaming: Over 60 Powerful Practices To Help You Wake Up in Your Dreams

For those interested in pursuing a new spiritual adventure.
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How To Be an Artist

An encouraging read for those cautious but eager to make art.
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The Hilarious World of Depression

Although primarily a memoir, Moe’s words should supply help, hope, and humor to many readers.
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Clearer, Closer, Better: How Successful People See the World

Helpful for reaching any goal, from losing weight to saving for retirement.
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HappiNest: Finding Fulfillment When Your Kids Leave Home

Holland puts a positive spin on what could be a tumultuous season of life, providing a solid route on which to travel.
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Growing Old: Notes on Aging with Something Like Grace

With wit and humor, Thomas thoughtfully conveys the realities of aging. This fully absorbing memoir will especially resonate with readers over 65 and those who work with geriatric populations, yet all readers should find much wisdom to be gained from this warm offering. .
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In Our Prime: How Older Women Are Reinventing the Road Ahead

Smart, savvy, and informed, Douglas is the perfect guide for women who are sick of the rampant sexism and ageism in our society and are ready to do something about it.
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Modern Etiquette Made Easy: A Five-Step Method to Mastering Etiquette

An optimal choice for readers looking to add that finishing touch to their own grace and style.
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Long Walk Out of the Woods: A Physician’s Story of Addiction, Depression, Hope, and Recovery/We Are the Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life

Hill’s engaging memoir comes with lessons for students and those working primarily in the medical field, while ­McKowen’s narrative serves to inspire and uplift the layperson battling addiction.

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Taking Sexy Back: How To Own Your Sexuality and Create the Relationships You Want

A welcome read for women looking to explore more adventurous, impassioned sexual lives.

Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Everything

Fogg’s method has great potential to promote altered behavior in those who have sought help in other ventures with little success.
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Triggers: How We Can Stop Reacting and Start Healing

Particularly beneficial for anyone suffering from past pain, as well as those seeking to be more proficient at owning their own behavior.
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The Body Language of Politics: Deciding Who Is Lying, Who Is Sincere, and How You’ll Vote

Timely and instructive.
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Would I Lie to You? The Amazing Power of Being Honest in a World That Lies

Great for generating discussion on the subject of authenticity and thinking through tough questions.
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We Are the Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life

Hill’s engaging memoir comes with lessons for students and those working primarily in the medical field, while McKowen’s narrative serves to inspire and uplift the layperson battling addiction.
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Buzz! Inside the Minds of Thrill-Seekers, Daredevils, and Adrenaline Junkies

With fascinating research findings that plumb the mysteries of the human brain and the limits of willpower, this should be a solid addition to most general psychology and self-help collections.
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Rewilding: Meditations, Practices, and Skills for Awakening in Nature

A helpful resource for anyone looking to activate their primal self. Also an excellent companion to Gary Ferguson’s The Eight Master Lessons of Nature.
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Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief

An excellent addition to grief literature that helps pave the way for steps toward healing.
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I Wanted Fries with That: How To Ask for What You Want and Get What You Need

This page-turner of a self-help book highlights great ideas on almost every page. A solid choice for all collections.
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Kill Reply All: A Modern Guide to Online Etiquette, from Social Media to Work to Love

A particularly insightful guide for practically anyone who emails, seeks romance, or desires to build relationships with others online.
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20 Things I Know for Sure: Principles for Cultivating a Peaceful Life

Once again, Casey delivers a useful framework with which to help one embark on a spiritual journey.
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The Power of Nunchi: The Korean Secret to Happiness and Success

These two books give readers the chance to incorporate principles into their daily lives that will help them see through many everyday challenges.
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Fragile Power: Why Having Everything Is Never Enough; Lessons from Treating the Wealthy and Famous

This fascinating read illuminates the inner lives of the rich and famous even as it demonstrates how to understand and share the feelings of others and develop a real connection.
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Average Is the New Awesome: A Manifesto for the Rest of Us

This delightful, fun read will especially appeal to teens and readers in their 20s and 30s.
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The Eight Master Lessons of Nature: What Nature Teaches Us About Living Well in the World

This inspirational work will spur readers to start noticing the world around them.
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8 Keys To End Emotional Eating

Farkas’s angle of eating for defiance will touch a nerve but will also offer help to instill a constructive response in many overeaters seeking ways to get to the core of the behavior.

Represent: The Woman’s Guide to Running for Office and Changing the World

Approachable and practical, this volume will be an indispensable resource for women considering a political run. For all library collections.

Freedom from Family Dysfunction: A Guide to Healing Families Battling Addiction or Mental Illness

Essential for those whose family dynamics are in disarray and who wish to develop healthy relationships
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Eightysomethings: A Practical Guide to Letting Go, Aging Well, and Finding Unexpected Happiness

Both titles are recommended for filling a gap in the aging literature, with Eightysomethings catering to a definite niche audience, and Getting Good for anyone over 60.

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Aging Joyfully: A Woman’s Guide to Optimal Health, Relationships, and Fulfillment for Her 50s and Beyond

Recommended as a worthy update to other books on this often underrepresented topic.

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How To Think Strategically: Sharpen Your Mind, Develop Competency

An excellent primer on nurturing an essential life skill.

Eat Joy: Stories & Comfort Food from 31 Celebrated Writers

This book is a feast for avid lit lovers and foodies alike.

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The Right Kind of Strong: Surprisingly Simple Habits of a Spiritually Strong Woman

This book would be especially useful in a women’s Bible study as well as for individual women wishing to grow in their faith.

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The Intelligence Trap: Why Smart People Make Dumb Mistakes

This fascinating read provides solutions for combating misinformation that are particularly helpful in today’s political climate.

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A Course in Meditation: A 21-Day Workout for Your Consciousness

Simultaneously a great primer for readers wanting to try meditation and a guide for experienced meditators who wish to take their practice to the next level.

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Healthy Habits Suck: How To Get Off the Couch and Live a Healthy Life...Even If You Don’t Want to

A realistic read that will prod even the most stubborn fast-food eating couch potato to take action toward a healthier lifestyle.

Working Daughter: How To Care for Your Aging Parents While Making a Living

This book provides much-needed support for the growing population of women caregivers. Highly recommended for both public and personal collections.

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Metahuman: Unleashing Your Infinite Potential

Ideal for those well versed in New Age language, who are eager to go the extra mile to achieving a higher consciousness.

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Your Turn: Ways To Celebrate Life Through Storytelling

This thought-provoking title will stimulate readers to think and write about the experiences that have shaped their lives, while informing the direction for the path forward.

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Loving Someone with an Eating Disorder: Understanding, Supporting & Connecting with Your Partner

Harron’s emotional and practical advice for this growing global predicament comes highly recommended.

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Making Space, Clutter Free: The Last Book on Decluttering You’ll Ever Need

While many books concentrate on either the emotional aspects of clutter or tips for getting rid of it, McCubbin interweaves both, resulting in highly practical guidance.

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The Art of Noticing: 131 Ways To Spark Creativity, Find Inspiration, and Discover Joy in the Everyday

A delightful read recommended for both individual and public libraries.
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Emotional Advantage: Embracing All Your Feelings To Create a Life You Love

Reminiscent of the animated film Inside Out, the information here will undoubtedly move readers toward a more abundant, satisfying life.
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I Love You, But I Hate Your Politics: How To Protect Your Intimate Relationships in a Poisonous Partisan World

An excellent choice for those coming to terms with a family member's alternate view. Another solid resource is Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers's I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening). Both are highly recommended.
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We Regret To Inform You: A Survival Guide for Gold Star Parents and Those Who Support Them

A heart-wrenching yet practical, positive look at a somewhat hidden issue.
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The Power of Human: How Our Shared Humanity Can Help Us Create a Better World

Knowledgeable insights and solutions for increasing sensitivity and overall humane functioning in an often cold world.
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Millenneagram: The Enneagram Guide for Discovering Your Truest, Baddest Self

The beauty of this system is discovering and celebrating one's true self, and while Paasch's material may be valuable, her irreverent tone might be a turnoff for some readers, while attractive to others.
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Connecting Generations: Bridging the Boomer, Gen X, and Millennial Divide

Herring's words add a lot to our understanding of generational perspectives. Appendixes featuring a family technology action plan, a health-care transition guide, and a bibliography of experts and organizational resources serve as catalysts for further intergenerational discussion.
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Contemplative Caregiving: Finding Healing, Compassion, and Spiritual Growth Through End-of-Life Care

Baugher removes the drudgery from caregiving to offer readers greater goals on which to focus. Recommended for all caregivers and anyone about to enter that space.
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I Just Haven't Met You Yet: Finding Empowerment in Dating, Love, and Life

A compelling read that will undoubtedly be of comfort and assistance to anyone in the dating world. Recommended for all those interested in finding a new relationship.
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Crafting Meaningful Wedding Rituals: A Practical Guide

This no-frills guide to customizing wedding rituals is perfect for those who are willing to put the time and energy into the process.

I'm Saying No! Standing Up Against Sexual Harassment and Sexual Pressure

This comprehensive book supplies women and interested general readers with everything they need to know, from healing after childhood abuse to ending sexual harassment. Essential for all women.

The Atlas of Happiness: The Global Secrets of How To Be Happy

Highly recommended.

Beyond Beautiful: A Practical Guide To Being Happy, Confident, and You in a Looks-Obsessed World

This compact book delves into every aspect of the body-image problem and sets forth feasible ideas for accepting one's physical appearance to enhance confidence and joy.

The Moth Presents Occasional Magic: True Stories About Defying the Impossible

Highly recommended for individuals and all libraries.
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Cozy: The Art of Arranging Yourself in the World

A pleasant read that reassures us it's okay to lounge around in old sweats and socks.
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Radical Kindness: The Life-Changing Power of Giving and Receiving

A powerful salve in the midst of rudeness and disrespect seen in society today.
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Childless Living: The Joys and Challenges of Life Without Children

Steeped in thoughtful research, this intimate portrait of childless living would serve as a valuable sociological tool for understanding family structures as well as a guide for readers considering the childfree option.
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Playing with FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early): How Far Would You Go for Financial Freedom?

While Rieckens began his austere existence after a lifestyle of affluence, readers will benefit from the wisdom of saving today in the hope of a brighter tomorrow.
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The Little Book of Being: Practices and Guidance for Uncovering Your Natural Awareness

An efficient, handy guide to mindfulness techniques for those already embracing the concept but who aren't sure they're doing it right.
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Someday Is Not a Day in the Week: 10 Hacks To Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life

Out of literally dozens of tips and ideas, readers should be able to find at least one to employ to make their lives better. Recommended for all public libraries.
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Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter & Organize To Make More Room for Happiness

Rubin's many fans will flock to this title, as will anyone seeking a quick and easy fix to the persistent problem of clutter.
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What Matters Most: The Get Your Sh*T Together Guide to Wills, Money, Insurance, and Life's "What Ifs."

Reynolds provides not only sound counseling but a straightforward plan for when the unthinkable occurs. Sally Balch Hurme's Checklist for My Family is another excellent resource for end-of-life matters.
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Do You Have Kids? Life When the Answer Is No

Supported by extensive factual material and fascinating personal anecdotes, this engaging work provides thorough insight into the varied and fruitful lives of non-moms.
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Worried? Science Investigates Some of Life's Common Concerns

Validated information that will assist readers in determining what is and isn't worth fretting about and how to mitigate the dangers.

Help Yourself Now: A Practical Guide to Finding the Information and Assistance You Need

An excellent reference for all libraries and counseling centers.
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The Daily Flame: 365 Love Letters from Your Inner Pilot Light

Rankin's unique offering will be appreciated by anyone open to enhancing their spirituality.
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Love for Imperfect Things: How To Accept Yourself in a World Striving for Perfection

Quick, easy lessons for developing and increasing our practice of empathy toward ourselves and others.
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