All Along You Were Blooming

All Along You Were Blooming
Author: Morgan Harper Nichols
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780310454045
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Release: 2020-01-21
Editor: Zondervan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A celebration of hope. An encounter with grace. A restoration of the heart. A healing of wounds. An anthem of freedom. All Along You Were Blooming is the ultimate love letter from the pen of popular Instagram poet Morgan Harper Nichols to your mind, heart, soul, and body. On Instagram @morganharpernicols, Morgan has over a million followers. Fans can add Morgan's beautiful artwork and thoughts for boundless living to their library. All Along You Were Blooming is a striking collection of illustrated poetry and prose, inviting you to "stumble into the sunlight" and delight in the wild and boundless grace you've been given. Morgan reminds you: There is a purpose in every season No matter how you want to race through this day or run away from this place, you are invited to live fully--right here, right now Light will always find you, even when the sun sets and you sit awaiting the dawn That you are always blooming in the way you were meant to All Along You Were Blooming is perfect: For men and women of all ages For teachers to share with classrooms during poetry focused lessons Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, National Best Friend Day, birthdays, and holiday gifting In each small moment, whether in the light or the dark, you can make room for becoming, for breathing, for stumbling, and for simply being--for there is grace, today and every day.

All Along You Were Blooming

All Along You Were Blooming
Author: Morgan Harper Nichols
Pages: 192
ISBN: 0310454077
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Release: 2020-01-21
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

All Along You Were Blooming is a dynamic collection of illustrated poetry and prose inspiring you to live boundlessly right where you are. With every turn of the page, Instagram poet Morgan Harper Nichols invites you into a life of hope, trusting there is purpose in every moment and new mercy every morning.

Storyteller

Storyteller
Author: Morgan Harper Nichols
Pages: 108
ISBN: 1979990522
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Release: 2017-12-05
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For over a decade, many of the stories and poems I have written eventually turned into songs, and for that, I am grateful. Over the past year, much of what I have written has turned into letters: letters to people, their stories, and the seasons they are in. Even though I suppose, technically, what you will find in this book is considered poetry, I hope they read as letters: letters for people, places, things, seasons, years-letters for the story and for the storyteller. There are one hundred poem letters in this book. I share them with you because I believe you have a story to tell, and I hope these poem letters encourage you to keep telling it. -Morgan Harper Nichols Writer, Artist, Musician

Heart Talk

Heart Talk
Author: Cleo Wade
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781501177354
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Release: 2018-03-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A beautifully illustrated book from Cleo Wade—the artist, poet, and speaker who has been called “the Millennial Oprah” by New York Magazine—that offers creative inspiration and life lessons through poetry, mantras, and affirmations, perfect for fans of the bestseller Milk & Honey. True to her hugely popular Instagram account, Cleo Wade brings her moving life lessons to Heart Talk, an inspiring, accessible, and spiritual book of wisdom for the new generation. Featuring over one hundred and twenty of Cleo’s original poems, mantras, and affirmations, including fan favorites and never before seen ones, this book is a daily pep talk to keep you feeling empowered and motivated. With relatable, practical, and digestible advice, including “Hearts break. That’s how the magic gets in,” and “Baby, you are the strongest flower that ever grew, remember that when the weather changes,” this is a portable, replenishing pause for your daily life. Keep Heart Talk by your bedside table or in your bag for an empowering boost of spiritual adrenaline that can help you discover and unlock what is blocking you from thriving emotionally and spiritually.

EYE LOVE YOU

EYE LOVE YOU
Author: Charlie Toth
Pages: 124
ISBN: 9781525535086
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Release: 2019-01-29
Editor: FriesenPress
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

EYE LOVE YOU examines the human condition as a series of experiences that we all share, like love, loss, friendship, relationships, children, parents, family, pain, rage, kindness, generosity, attention, dedication, service and hard work. The answer to most questions is love. We just have to be clever enough to figure out the right questions to ask. It is ok to say that we love. We are feeling, thinking, and passionate beings. As the author, Charlie hopes that when you read EYE LOVE YOU, you can access your thoughts, recall deep memories and allow yourself to feel again. Feel the word-pictures that he paints, and remember, dream, feel those of your feelings which may have laid dormant and have not been accessed in a very long time. "Some people go through life without ever feeling a kiss, caress, a warm hug, or the love of another human being." He would like this book to be that warm hug, soft caress, or deep passionate kiss that one longs for while daydreaming. It is ok to laugh, cry and everything in between when you read poetry. It is your journey. Take your time and...enjoy!

Am I There Yet

Am I There Yet
Author: Mari Andrew
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781524761448
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Release: 2018-03-27
Editor: Clarkson Potter
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This on-point guide to growing up by Instagram sensation Mari Andrew features “achingly vulnerable and completely relatable watercolor illustrations about relationships, heartbreak and the struggles of urban life” (The Washington Post). In the journey toward adulthood, it is easy to find yourself treading the path of those who came before you; the path often appears straight and narrow, with a few bumps in the road and a little scenery to keep you inspired. But what if you don’t want to walk a worn path? What if you want to wander? What if there is no map to guide you through the detours life throws your way? From creating a home in a new city to understanding the link between a good hair dryer and good self-esteem to dealing with the depths of heartache and loss, these tales of the twentysomething document a road less traveled—a road that sometimes is just the way you’re meant to go. Praise for Am I There Yet? “Equal parts memoir and illustrated guidebook, it chronicles Andrew’s journey through adulthood as she navigates love and heartbreak, professional indecision and success, and personal struggles.”—Refinery29 “Using her artistic skills to illustrate thought-provoking essays, Andrew inspires readers to take the path less traveled in life.”—CNN “The illustrations . . . are often packed with truths about dating, self-care, careers, and all the secret thoughts you never say out loud.”—Elle “This uplifting book is filled with essays and illustrations that will fill you with so much hope as you move forward with any big life change.”—Bustle “Her illustrations will resonate with anyone who has ever had a crush, went on a date, or felt the sting of heartbreak.”—The Independent

Where to Begin

Where to Begin
Author: Cleo Wade
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781982138806
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Release: 2019-10-08
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Author and poet Cleo Wade will make your day with her inspiring and uplifting outlook on life” (People) and she returns with another moving collection of poems, mantras, and illustrations encouraging you to remain hopeful and harness your inner power and create change through self-care and social justice. If you are ready to be a part of building a society rooted in love, acceptance, justice, and equality, Where to Begin is the ultimate inspirational guide. Building on the wisdom of Cleo Wade’s national bestseller Heart Talk, this heartfelt collection will help you stay connected to hope during difficult moments and remind you that no matter what, you still have the power to show up and effect positive change. Remember, your big life is made up of a collection of all of your small moments. Our big world is a made up of a collection of all of our small actions. This book is about where to begin.

One Day You Will Look Back and See That All Along You Were Blooming

One Day You Will Look Back and See That All Along You Were Blooming
Author: Jacob Smith
Pages: 120
ISBN: 1092129448
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Release: 2019-03-30
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When we are stressed with a problem, writing it all down can help with identifying the causing factor. Writing things done can help alleviate the difficulties you are creating inside your head and move to a healthier life.

Love Poems from God

Love Poems from God
Author: Daniel Ladinsky
Pages: 381
ISBN: 0142196126
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Release: 2002
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents a selection of works from twelve spiritual poets, including Rumi, St. Teresa of Avila, Rabia, and St. John of the Cross.

She 366 Day Devotional

She  366 Day Devotional
Author: Morgan Harper Nichols
Pages: 396
ISBN: 0692595767
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Release: 2015-11-17
Editor: Centerstory Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This devotional was inspired by the social media based women's ministry I founded in 2012 called Quite Women Co. We are community of young Christian women on a journey to be quite the women God would have for them to be as followers of Christ. This devotional is written for young Christian women in their late teens and up. These devotionals cover topics of being single, being in a relationship, and being married. They include encouragement for college and career life and discovering what God has called you to do on this earth. They cover topics such as faith, trust, prayer, loving others like Jesus, and many more! If you're looking for a particular topic, be sure to visit the topical index. Because this devotional covers a wide range of topics, some days, at times you may feel that not everything in the devotional is directly related to your situation that day. However, I encourage you if nothing else, let God's Word speak to you more than anything I have written in this devotional. Furthermore, if you find yourself thinking about another woman and what she's going through as you're reading, share it with her! The wonderful thing about God's Word is that it's not just for us to keep to ourselves in our own Bible study time. His Word is for those on our college campuses, at our jobs, in our neighborhoods, churches, families, and group of friends too!

Poem of Poems

Poem of Poems
Author: Milford John-Williams Sr
Pages: 56
ISBN: 9781524549824
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Release: 2016-10-21
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Poetry is a way of expressing emotional feelings of joy or sadness through dialogue. In this book, the dialogue of self-aperture is conveyed in the simplest form of text that everyone who reads the short poetry in this book will understand. They may somehow see themselves as a caption in some of the poetry. If you do, feel free to sink yourself into it and read it out loud for fun.

There I Am

There I Am
Author: Ruthie Lindsey
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781982107925
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Release: 2021-04-20
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Brain on Fire meets Carry On, Warrior in this inspirational memoir and “testament to the things that break us, heal us, and make us who we are” (Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times bestselling author) that explores one woman’s journey from chronic pain and hopelessness to finding joy, redemption, and healing. At seventeen years old, Ruthie Lindsey is hit by an ambulance near her home in rural Louisiana. She’s given a five percent chance of survival and one percent chance of walking again. One month later after a spinal fusion surgery, Ruthie defies the odds, leaving the hospital on her own two feet. Just a few years later, newly married and living in Nashville, Ruthie begins to experience debilitating pain. Her case confounds doctors and after numerous rounds of testing, imaging, and treatment, they prescribe narcotic painkillers—lots of them. Ruthie has become bedridden, dependent on painkillers, and hopeless, when an X-ray reveals that the wire used to fuse her spine is piercing her brain stem. Without another staggeringly expensive experimental surgery, she could well become paralyzed, but in many ways, she already is. Ruthie goes into the hospital in chronic pain, dependent on prescription painkillers, and leaves the same way. She can still walk but has no idea where she’s going. As her life unravels, Ruthie returns home to Louisiana and sets out on a journey to learn joy again. She trades fentanyl for sunsets and morphine for wildflowers, weaning herself off of the drugs and beginning the process of healing—of coming home to her body. Raw and redemptive, There I Am is not just about the magic of optimism, but the work of it. Ruthie’s extraordinary memoir “like going on a walk with a best friend and listening to a life-changing speech at the same time: it’s equal parts familiar and profound, warm and insightful, comforting and challenging, relatable and unlike anything you’ve read before” (Mari Andrew, New York Times bestselling author).

Before I Saw You

Before I Saw You
Author: Emily Houghton
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781982149505
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Release: 2021-05-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A poignant and moving novel about two people recovering from traumatic injuries in the same hospital ward ... and who begin falling in love without ever seeing each other"--

river woman

river woman
Author: Katherena Vermette
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781487003470
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Release: 2018-09-25
Editor: House of Anansi
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Governor General’s Award–winning Métis poet and acclaimed novelist Katherena Vermette’s second work of poetry, river woman, examines and celebrates love as postcolonial action. Here love is defined as a force of reclamation and repair in times of trauma, and trauma is understood to exist within all times. The poems are grounded in what feels like an eternal present, documenting moments of clarity that lift the speaker (and reader) out of our preconceptions of historical time, while never losing a connection to history. This is what we mean when we describe a work of art as being “timeless.” Like the river they speak to, these poems return again and again to the same source in search of new ways to reconstruct what has been lost. Vermette suggests that it’s through language and the body — particularly through language as it lives inside the body — that a fragmented self might resurface as once again whole. This idea of breaking apart and coming back together is woven throughout the collection as the speaker revels in the physical pleasures of learning Anishnaabemowin (“the language / I should have already known”), as she contemplates the ongoing negotiation between the natural world and urban structures, and as she finds herself falling into trust with the ones she loves. Divided into four sections, and written in her distinctively lean and elegantly spare style, where short lines belie the depth within them, river woman explores Vermette’s relationship to nature — its destructive power and beauty, its timelessness, and its place in human history. Here is a poet who is a keen observer of an environment that is both familiar and otherworldly, where her home is alive with the sounds and smells of the land it grows out of, where “Words / transcend ceremony / into everyday” and “Nothing / is inanimate.”

Andy Warhol Was a Hoarder

Andy Warhol Was a Hoarder
Author: Claudia Kalb
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781426214677
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Release: 2016-02-02
Editor: National Geographic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Was Andy Warhol a hoarder? Did Einstein have autism? Was Frank Lloyd Wright a narcissist? In this surprising, inventive, and meticulously researched look at the evolution of mental health, acclaimed health and science journalist Claudia Kalb gives readers a glimpse into the lives of high-profile historic figures through the lens of modern psychology, weaving groundbreaking research into biographical narratives that are deeply embedded in our culture. From Marilyn Monroe's borderline personality disorder to Charles Darwin's anxiety, Kalb provides compelling insight into a broad range of maladies, using historical records and interviews with leading mental health experts, biographers, sociologists, and other specialists. Packed with intriguing revelations, this smart narrative brings a new perspective to one of the hottest new topics in today's cultural conversation.

Be Wild Be Free

Be Wild  Be Free
Author: Amber Fossey
Pages: 160
ISBN: 0008422982
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Release: 2020-10-29
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

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Norma Kamali I Am Invincible

Norma Kamali  I Am Invincible
Author: Norma Kamali
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781647000196
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Release: 2021-02-02
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Wit and wisdom from the innovative, influential, and empowering wellness guru and designer Norma Kamali In her first book, fashion legend Norma Kamali offers readers a stylish, inspiring, and heartfelt handbook for gliding boldly through each of life’s decades with purpose and power. Manifesto, memoir, and essential guide, its pages are informed by 50 years of Kamali’s twists, turns, triumphs, and failures experienced while ï¬?nding the courage and conviction to race after her dreams and never look back. At 75, Kamali looks—and acts—nearly half her age. The secret, she writes, is learning to age with power: Embracing a healthy lifestyle and looking forward to every milestone and the changes they bring, with the realization that reaching one’s potential has no date. With wisdom and wit, Kamali imparts her lessons on authentic beauty, timeless style, career-building, ï¬?tness, and health through personal stories, worldly insight, and actionable advice designed to help women of every age create their happiest, healthiest, most successful and fulfilling lives.

Rules for Visiting

Rules for Visiting
Author: Jessica Francis Kane
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780525559238
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Release: 2019-05-14
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER! NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: O Magazine * Good Housekeeping * Real Simple * Vulture * Chicago Tribune NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE SUMMER BY: “The Today Show” * “Good Morning America” * Wall Street Journal * San Francisco Chronicle * Southern Living An INDIE NEXT LIST Pick Shortlisted for the 2020 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize Long-listed for the 2020 Tournament of Books "Fun, hilarious, and extremely touching."—NPR A beautifully observed and deeply funny novel of May Attaway, a university gardener who sets out on an odyssey to reconnect with four old friends over the course of a year. At forty, May Attaway is more at home with plants than people. Over the years, she's turned inward, finding pleasure in language, her work as a gardener, and keeping her neighbors at arm's length while keenly observing them. But when she is unexpectedly granted some leave from her job, May is inspired to reconnect with four once close friends. She knows they will never have a proper reunion, so she goes, one-by-one, to each of them. A student of the classics, May considers her journey a female Odyssey. What might the world have had if, instead of waiting, Penelope had set out on an adventure of her own? RULES FOR VISITING is a woman's exploration of friendship in the digital age. Deeply alert to the nobility and the ridiculousness of ordinary people, May savors the pleasures along the way—afternoon ice cream with a long-lost friend, surprise postcards from an unexpected crush, and a moving encounter with ancient beauty. Though she gets a taste of viral online fame, May chooses to bypass her friends' perfectly cultivated online lives to instead meet them in their messy analog ones. Ultimately, May learns that a best friend is someone who knows your story—and she inspires us all to master the art of visiting.

Shine from Within

Shine from Within
Author: Nikki Banas
Pages: 156
ISBN: 9798612460787
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Release: 2020-02-18
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"You shine so bright, as you are right now, flaws and faults entirely." The debut book from the rising Instagram writer Walk the Earth offers a remarkable collection of poetry in the form of letters to touch your heart and inspire boundless hope. Nikki Banas speaks directly to your soul with every letter she writes. She reminds you of the light you already hold within and teaches you how to nourish your flame. In Shine from Within, she encourages you to celebrate your own beautiful spirit because only when we all shine our unique lights can we light up the entire night sky.

Lanterns

Lanterns
Author: Poetry Dhiman
Pages: 127
ISBN: 1692458671
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Release: 2019-09-15
Editor: Independently Published
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

We all struggle sometimes. Some days life is indeed difficult, especially when we are incapable of finding hope and strength in moments of those difficulties and to rise through them we all need that small ray of light that could brighten up our path, to remind us that the darkness is really temporary. This book through its pages of printed words tries to give the readers a sense of hope, a gentle way of understanding, the courage to move on and ultimately finding strength and hope within the self. All the quotes, prose and poems in this book are symbolized as small lanterns to guide the readers through their hard times into a world of hope where they can be assured of their unique value and treat themselves with gentleness, kindness and love. "And in the end/ I hope/ I have helped you see/ that there is/ light inside you too." - Dhiman