Featured Book

Things are good now : stories : "Set in East Africa, the Middle East, Canada, and the U.S., Things Are Good Now explores the scars of violence and the weight of love and guilt on the soul. In these pages, women, men, and children who've crossed continents in search of a better life find themselves struggling with the chaos of displacement and the religious and cultural clashes they face in their new homes."-- Provided by publisher.

The 5 love languages : the secret to love that lasts : What happens to love after the wedding? -- Keeping the love tank full -- Falling in love -- Love language #1: words of affirmation -- Love language #2: quality time -- Love language #3: receiving gifts -- Love language #4: acts of service -- Love language #5: physical touch -- Discovering your primary love language -- Love is a choice -- Love makes the difference -- Loving the unlovely -- A personal word -- Frequently asked questions -- The five love languages profile for husbands -- The five love languages profile for wives.

When the rain sings : poems by young Native Americans : A collection of poems written by young Native Americans, inspired by or matched with photographs of artifacts and people from the National Museum of the American Indian.

The complete poems of Emily Dickinson : Presents the original texts of all 1,775 poems written by ninteenth-century poet Emily Dickinson, arranged chronologically by date of composition.

A poetry handbook : Offers advice on reading and writing poetry, and discusses imitation, sound, the line, poem forms, free verse, diction, imagery, revision, and workshops.

10 mindful minutes : giving our children--and ourselves--the social and emotional skills to reduce stress and anxiety for healthier, happier lives: Across the country, the revolutionary MindUP program, developed under the auspices of the Hawn Foundation, established by Goldie Hawn, is teaching children vital social and emotional skills. By understanding how their brains work, children discover where their emotions come from and become more self-aware. They learn to appreciate the sensory aspects of their lives and to value the positive effects of mindfulness, compassion, and kindness. This, in turn, empowers them to manage and reduce their own stress--and helps them be happy. Those who have seen the effects of this program have been eager to learn how to implement it in their own homes and use its practices for themselves, too. Here, for the first time, its secrets are being shared with all parents and children.--From publisher description.

Exam stress? no worries! : Have you ever felt nervous, anxious or even terrified about an exam? Have these feelings ever surfaced in a job interview, board meeting or presentation? Nearly everyone experiences some level of anxiety, but what people don't know is how easy it can be to conquer. Exam Stress? No Worries! will teach you how to deal with study-related and other pressures and features bandaid hints for an immediate fix, as well as sound trategies for long-term solutions. Included in thei book are: •excercises to help you discover the cause of your anxiety and techniques to overcome it •special chapters for mature-age, off-campus, international and migrant students, as well as students combining study and work •a bonus audio CD featuring visualisation and relaxation tracks to help you stay calm and focused, and sleep well at exam time. Whatever type of pressure you are under, Exam Stress? No Worries! will help you move past the stress and get on the road to success.

Outwitting stress : a practical guide to conquering stress before you crack : It's a fact of modern-day life: No one lives without stress. Our whirlwind world of increasing work expectations, family obligations, financial strains, and chronic shortages of time can be overwhelming. Dual-income families juggle time, children, and money in a never-ending high-wire act, and responsibilities for both young children and aging parents can put a tremendous strain on even the most calm and stable among us. Consider these statistics: This country's divorce rate is 49 percent; heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States; Americans spend $11.3 billion per year to cope with stress; 54 percent of adults are being treated for depression; job stress is estimated to cost U.S. industry $300 billion annually; more than nineteen million Americans ages eighteen to fifty-four have anxiety disorders. Americans must learn to reduce the stress in their lives or learn to live with stress in productive ways-and Outwittng Stress will help you do just that. Creative ideas have been culled from experts in many fields, from CEOs, attorneys, and service-industry specialists, from parents and grandparents, athletes and marriage therapists, psychologists, coaches, bosses, clergy, and cops. Chapters include "Identifying the Problem"; "Practical Ways to Outwit Stress"; "Stress in the Workplace"; "Stress, Sex, and Dating"; "Stressbusters for Marriage"; "Stress and Parenting"; "Stress and Finances"; "Outwitting Travel, Traffic, and Unexpected Delays"; "Outwitting the Stress of Illness, Death and Dying"; "How to Deal with Living in a Sometimes Ugly World"; and "Can Medicine Help?" No one should be without this innovative, effective approach to outwitting stress.

Manage your time to reduce your stress : a handbook for the overworked, overscheduled, and overwhelmed : It's time to get control of that stress -- Search for and select what is valuable in your life -- Trash perfectionism -- Reach for realistic goals that are both relevant and rewarding -- Eliminate what you can and streamline everything else -- Set boundaries at work and at home -- Strive to recharge your battery daily -- Now let's put it all together.

The poetry home repair manual : practical advice for beginning poets : Contains advice from United States poet laureate Ted Kooser on the art of writing poetry with insights and tools to help writing, revising, and practicing.