A delightfully straightforward and lyrical retelling of the ancient Indian epic of loyalty, betrayal, redemption, and insight into the true nature of life -- one of history's most sacred ethical works, rendered with completeness and sterling accuracy for the modern reader. Here is one of the world's most hallowed works of sacred literature, the grand, sweeping epic of the divine bowman and warrior Rama and his struggles with evil, power, duplicity, and avarice. The Ramayana is one of the foundations of world literature and one of humanity's most ancient and treasured ethical and spiritual works. Includes an introduction by scholar Michael Sternfeld.

Author ,
Isbn 1101993057
Genre Religion
Year 2016-09-06
Pages 400
Language English
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Looking down from the Eiffel Tower, Alan Greenmor stands on the edge, determined to end it all. As he prepares to jump, his thoughts are interrupted by a cough. To his right is a mysterious stranger in a dark suit, smoking a cigar. This is Yves Dubreuil. The person who will change Alan’s life. Dubreuil convinces Alan to reconsider his plans, with one caveat: instead of ending his life, he will give his life over to Dubreuil. In return, Dubreuil promises to teach Alan the secrets to happiness and success. And so, Alan embarks on a wild ride of self-discovery. From a humiliating fiasco at a Parisian bakery, to finding the strength to assert himself in his company’s boardroom, Alan learns to overcome his deepest fears and self-doubts, face life’s unexpected twists and turns, take crazy risks, and fully accept himself in the process. From best-selling author Laurent Gounelle, The Man Who Risked It All explores the fragility of life and the possibilities that are presented to us in the unlikeliest circumstances.

Author Laurent Gounelle
Isbn 1401938159
Genre Fiction
Year 2014-03-03
Pages 352
Language English
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Don Miguel Ruiz illuminates the fear-based beliefs and assumptions that undermine love and lead to suffering and drama in our relationships. He shows us how to heal our emotional wounds, recover the freedom and joy that are our birthright, and restore the spirit of playfulness that is vital to loving relationships.

Author Don Miguel Ruiz,Janet Mills
Isbn 1934408034
Genre Self-Help
Year 2010-01-18
Pages 224
Language English
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In this English translation of the French bestseller, readers will learn simple, practical skills to step outside of their emotional masks to live a genuine, authentic life. Teaching everyday communication skills to respectfully express true feelings and the power of requesting wants without demands or force, readers learn how to tackle life’s difficult situations and conversations with ease and even excitement. Topics include ideas and advice on how to identify feelings and needs without blaming others, honest and respectful self-expression, facing conflict with ease, and finding balance by staying connected to basic needs.

Author Thomas d'Ansembourg
Isbn 1892005859
Genre Self-Help
Year 2007-05-28
Pages 302
Language English
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How come I can never find my keys? Why don't I sleep as well as I used to? Why do my friends keep repeating the same stories? What can I do to keep my brain sharp? Scientists know. Brain Rules for Aging Well, by developmental molecular biologist Dr. John Medina, gives you the facts, and the prescription to age well, in his signature engaging style. With so many discoveries over the years, science is literally changing our minds about the optimal care and feeding of the brain. All of it is captivating. A great deal of it is unexpected. In his New York Times best seller Brain Rules, Medina showed us how our brains really work, and why we ought to redesign our workplaces and schools to match. In Brain Rules for Baby, he gave parents the brain science they need to know to raise happy, smart, moral kids. Now, in Brain Rules for Aging Well, Medina shares how you can make the most of the years you have left. In a book destined to be a classic on aging, Medina's fascinating stories and infectious sense of humor breathe life into the science. Brain Rules for Aging Well is organized into four sections, each laying out familiar problems with surprising solutions. First up, the social brain, in which topics ranging from relationships to happiness and gullibility illustrate how our emotions change with age. The second section focuses on the thinking brain, explaining how working memory and executive function change with time. The third section is all about your body: how certain kinds of exercise, diets, and sleep can slow the decline of aging. Each section is sprinkled with practical advice, for example, the fascinating benefits of dancing, and the brain science behind each intervention. The final section is about the future. Your future. Medina connects all the chapters into a plan for maintaining your brain health. You may already be experiencing the sometimes-unpleasant effects of the aging process. Or you may be deeply concerned about your loved ones who are. Either way, Brain Rules for Aging Well is for you.

Author John Medina
Isbn 0998919225
Genre Science
Year 2017-10-03
Pages N.A
Language English
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Our words have the power to change our lives. By paying more attention to how we speak, and hence how we think, we can change our circumstances for the better. The Power of the Spoken Word will help you make the positive changes that you've always wanted to make.

Author Florence Scovel Shinn,General Press
Isbn 9389440653
Genre Self-Help
Year 2019-10-05
Pages 128
Language English
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At the end of a holiday in Bali, Julian, an unhappy schoolteacher decides to meet a renowned local healer, Samtyang. Through daily sessions at the wise man's house, he begins to identify the source of his unhappiness as a series of simple questions and answers point to his own limiting beliefs and fears. Day after day, their dialogue is punctuated by live examples and challenges Julian is asked to experience on the island's mainland and its surroundings. From international best-selling author Laurent Gounelle, The Man Who Wanted to be Happy explores the world of new possibilities that are open to us when we discover how to break free of what prevents us from being truly happy.

Author Laurent Gounelle
Isbn 1401938183
Genre Fiction
Year 2012-06-28
Pages 155
Language English
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THE #1 FRENCH BESTSELLER MORE THAN 3 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE The feel-good #1 bestselling French novel about a woman whose mission to cure her "routine-itis" leads her to lasting joy and true fulfillment, for fans of The Alchemist and Hector and the Search for Happiness. At thirty-eight and a quarter years old, Paris native Camille has everything she needs to be happy, or so it seems: a good job, a loving husband, a wonderful son. Why then does she feel as if happiness has slipped through her fingers? All she wants is to find the path to joy. When Claude, a French Sean Connery look-alike and routinologist, offers his unique advice to help get her there, she seizes the opportunity with both hands. Camille's journey is full of surprising escapades, creative capers, and deep meaning, as she sets out to transform her life and realize her dreams one step at a time...

Author Raphaelle Giordano
Isbn 0525535616
Genre Fiction
Year 2018-07-24
Pages 240
Language English
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"Freedom is not given to us by anyone; we have to cultivate it ourselves." —Thich Nhat Hanh This compendium of the core teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, based on a talk given at a prison, shows how mindfulness practice can cultivate freedom no matter where you are.

Author Thich Nhat Hanh
Isbn 1935209531
Genre Religion
Year 2002-05-01
Pages 76
Language English
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Originally published in 1932 by the renowned New Thought spiritual leader Emmet Fox, this book is intended to teach the principles of life-building through constructive thought. “All power lies is creative thought. Thought is the key to life; for as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he. People are beginning to understand today something of the power of thought to shape the individual’s destiny—they know vaguely that thoughts are things—but how the Great Law of thought is to be applied they do not know. “This book shows that your destiny is really in your own hands, because it is impossible to think one thing and produce another, and that by the selection of correct thought a harmonious and happy life is produced. It shows that weak and fickle thinking produces a drifting and wasted life, and that positive thinking produces success and happiness. It shows that fear is the ultimate cause of Tap-Root of all sickness, failure, and disappointment. And it shows the only possible method of overcoming fear.”

Author Emmet Fox
Isbn 1787203778
Genre Religion
Year 2017-02-07
Pages 201
Language English
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Why are we afraid of death? What is acceptance in the face of cancer? How do I decide whose advice to take? How to relax in the certainty of death? Ought we to tell someone when they are dying or not? Is the theory of reincarnation true? What is happening around the dying? How best to support a dying person? My young daughter is asking about death: what do I tell her? How can I celebrate death as you suggest? Osho responds to these questions and many others from those who find themselves inexplicably attracted to the subject, as well as from those who are facing imminent death and from their carers. He does not simply show how our fear of death is based on a misunderstanding of its nature; he also shows how dying is a tremendous opportunity for inner growth and how death is the most sacred of mysteries. Death is not an event but a process, and one that begins with birth. Each exhalation is a small death; each inhalation, a rebirth. When life is lived consciously and totally, death is not a catastrophe but a joyous climax.

Author Osho
Isbn 1786781212
Genre Social Science
Year 2017-06-06
Pages 272
Language English
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Your success, health, happiness, and wealth depend on how you make up your mind! One side of your mind has positive mental attitude and the other side has negative mental attitude. A positive attitude will naturally attract the good and the beautiful. The negative attitude will rob you of all that makes life worth living. By helping you recognize the important person that you are and making you believe that you can change your world, this book helps you discover and unleash the power of your mental attitude.

Author Napoleon Hill,General Press
Isbn 9389440602
Genre Self-Help
Year 2019-10-05
Pages 280
Language English
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Ele é meu inimigo… e minha missão. Uma noite – é só o que deveria ser. Uma noite de paixão crua e primitiva. Quando o avião dele cai, deveria ser o fim. Mas é apenas o começo. Eu traí Lucas Kent e agora ele me fará pagar.

Author Anna Zaires,Dima Zales
Isbn 1631424203
Genre Fiction
Year 2019-04-11
Pages 238
Language English
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"Complex and challenging... push[es] the boundaries of writing about trauma." —The New York Times “A True Crime Masterpiece” – Vogue Entertainment Weekly "Must" List and Best Books of the Year So Far Real Simple's Best New Books Guardian Best Book of the Year Lambda Literary Award Winner Chautauqua Prize Winner "The Fact of a Body is one of the best books I've read this year. It's just astounding." — Paula Hawkins, author of Into the Water and The Girl on the Train "This book is a marvel. The Fact of a Body is equal parts gripping and haunting and will leave you questioning whether any one story can hold the full truth." — Celeste Ng, author of the New York Times bestselling Everything I Never Told You and Little Fires Everywhere Before Alex Marzano-Lesnevich begins a summer job at a law firm in Louisiana, working to help defend men accused of murder, they think their position is clear. The child of two lawyers, they are staunchly anti-death penalty. But the moment convicted murderer Ricky Langley’s face flashes on the screen as they review old tapes—the moment they hear him speak of his crimes -- they are overcome with the feeling of wanting him to die. Shocked by their reaction, they dig deeper and deeper into the case. Despite their vastly different circumstances, something in his story is unsettlingly, uncannily familiar. Crime, even the darkest and most unsayable acts, can happen to any one of us. As Alex pores over the facts of the murder, they find themself thrust into the complicated narrative of Ricky’s childhood. And by examining the details of Ricky’s case, they are forced to face their own story, to unearth long-buried family secrets, and reckon with a past that colors their view of Ricky's crime. But another surprise awaits: They weren’t the only one who saw their life in Ricky’s. An intellectual and emotional thriller that is also a different kind of murder mystery, THE FACT OF A BODY is a book not only about how the story of one crime was constructed -- but about how we grapple with our own personal histories. Along the way it tackles questions about the nature of forgiveness, and if a single narrative can ever really contain something as definitive as the truth. This groundbreaking, heart-stopping work, ten years in the making, shows how the law is more personal than we would like to believe -- and the truth more complicated, and powerful, than we could ever imagine.

Author Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
Isbn 1250080568
Genre True Crime
Year 2017-05-16
Pages 336
Language English
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Bestselling author don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love. • A New York Times bestseller for over 7 years • Over 5.2 million copies sold in the U.S. • Translated into 38 languages worldwide Don Miguel Ruiz’s book is a roadmap to enlightenment and freedom.” — Deepak Chopra, Author, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success “An inspiring book with many great lessons . . .” — Wayne Dyer, Author, Real Magic “In the tradition of Castaneda, Ruiz distills essential Toltec wisdom, expressing with clarity and impeccability what it means for men and women to live as peaceful warriors in the modern world.” — Dan Millman, Author, Way of the Peaceful Warrior

Author Don Miguel Ruiz,Janet Mills
Isbn 1934408018
Genre Self-Help
Year 2010-01-18
Pages 160
Language English
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In Search of Wisdom is a book born of the friendship of three gifted teachers, exploring the universal human journey and our quest for meaning and understanding. This translation of the French bestseller brings readers an intimate, insightful, and wide-ranging conversation between Buddhist monk and author Matthieu Ricard, philosopher Alexandre Jollien, and psychiatrist Christophe André. Join these three luminaries as they share their views on how we uncover our deepest aspirations in life, the nature of the ego, living with the full range of human emotion, the art of listening, the temple of the body, the origin of suffering, the joy of altruism, true freedom, and much more. “We don't pretend to be experts on the subject matter or models in accomplishing the work or overcoming the obstacles involved in it,” they write. “We are only travelers in search of wisdom, aware that the path is long and arduous, and that we have so much still to discover, to clarify, and to assimilate through practice . . . Our dearest wish is that when you cast your eyes on these pages, you will discover subjects for reflection to inspire you and brighten the light of your life.” In Search of Wisdom Highlights • Discovering our deepest aspirations • The ego: friend or impostor? • Learning to live with the full spectrum of our emotions • The art of listening • The body: burden or idol? • Suffering and its origins • The joy of altruism • The school of simplicity • Guilt and forgiveness • True freedom • Daily practice

Author Matthieu Ricard,Christophe André,Alexandre Jollien
Isbn 168364025X
Genre Body, Mind & Spirit
Year 2018-06-19
Pages 336
Language English
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L'été deux-mille douze tirait doucement à sa fin. Août venait de s'effacer sous la pluie et de céder la place à septembre. Depuis les premiers jours du neuvième mois de l'année, Bruxelles semblait avoir opté pour un chapeau bleu foncé et ne daignait plus s'en séparer. La capitale belge paraissait également bien décidée à séquestrer le soleil en son ciel. Le jaune étincelant de l'astre solaire redonnait joie et énergie à ses rues et à ses jardins. Les rires fusaient de toutes parts sur les terrasses tels des feux d'artifice sonores, renvoyant aux oubliettes les soirées ternes et pluvieuses des journées précédentes. Laura passa la tête à travers la fenêtre grande ouverte du salon. Une brise légère faisait valser la robe verte des grands arbres sur la Place du Châtelain. Le marché battait son plein et le parvis était noir de monde comme tous les mercredis de beau temps. Ses amies Solène, Charlotte et Natasha n'allaient plus tarder à arriver! "Au-delà des Dunes" est un roman initiatique. Un regard positif et poétique sur la vie. C'est une ode à la joie et au bonheur.

Author Sophie Trépant
Isbn 2342046812
Genre ,
Year 2016-01-06
Pages 294
Language English
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Surréactions, soif viscérale de reconnaissance ou peur de l’abandon... Nous nous croyons parfois prisonniers de comportements que nous attribuons à nos blessures émotionnelles. Et plus nous cherchons à nous libérer de ces sentiments de trahison, d’abandon, d’humiliation, de rejet ou d’injustice, plus ils semblent persister. Alors, par où commencer? À la manière d’une enquête, cet ouvrage nous aide à mettre à jour ce qui nous fait véritablement sourir pour nous en libérer et nous permettre de retrouver notre pouvoir. Car ces blessures assumées, loin d’être un handicap, peuvent être de véritables richesses, sources de bienveillance et ressources sur lesquelles nous appuyer.

Author Carole RINALDI,Anne GHIRINGHELLI
Isbn 2035976685
Genre Literary Criticism
Year 2020-09-23
Pages 250
Language English
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La méthode Chataigner, ce sont 7 étapes simples pour atteindre votre poids de forme et le garder longtemps : prendre la décision de persévérer jusqu'à votre objectif ; Devenir expert de votre alimentation ; maîtriser vos courses ; équilibrer votre journée alimentaire selon vos besoins ; alléger vos surcharges et combler vos carences ; apaiser votre système nerveux ; bouger et vous oxygéner. 100 recettes saines et savoureuses sont proposées. C'est ainsi que chacun trouvera sa voie vers le bien-être physique et psychique.

Author Frédérique Chataigner
Isbn 2014626081
Genre Self-Help
Year 2017-03-15
Pages 256
Language English
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Pourquoi êtes-vous né ? Qu'êtes-vous venu accomplir sur Terre ? Quel est le sens de votre existence ? Quelle est la « mission de vie » qui vous a été assignée ? Autant de questions que, un jour ou l'autre, vous avez dû vous poser. La force de ce livre est qu'il ne vous apporte pas une réponse toute prête. Au contraire, il vous offre des outils pour réaliser vous-même un travail d'introspection et vous aide à trouver vos propres réponses. De nombreux chemins de réflexion, des exercices de méditation, des activités créatrices vous sont proposés pour décrypter les arcanes des mécanismes inconscients qui régissent votre quotidien et pour vous défaire des sentiments répétitifs de rejet, d'abandon, de trahison, d'injustice ou d'humiliation. Vous connaître est à votre portée. Au fi l des pages de ce livre, vous suivrez la voie du coeur et de l'intuition, et accomplirez ce fabuleux voyage de l'âme qui s'incarne sur Terre pour réaliser ses aspirations. Vous accéderez à ce qui est nécessaire à votre évolution et à votre épanouissement. Votre vie sera riche de sens. Être ou ne pas être : voilà dorénavant votre mission !

Author Sylvie Ouellet
Isbn 2813217050
Genre Self-Help
Year 2017-12-08
Pages 310
Language English
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