Book of Month

January 19, 2017

The New Health Rules: Simple Changes to Achieve Whole-Body Wellness


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Now in paperback!

Frank Lipman, M.D., is one of the country’s top pioneers in the field of integrative medicine. A leading international speaker on health and wellness, he has been featured in Men’s Health, Vogue, Men’s Journal, Redbook, and Martha Stewart Living. He is a regular contributor to Goop and The Huffington Post, and he writes a daily blog for his own site, Dr.FrankLipman.com.

Danielle Claro is a writer, editor, longtime yogi, and former professional dancer. She has ghostwritten two New York Times bestsellers, launched an indie lifestyle magazine called Breathe, and served as special projects director at Condé Nast’s Domino magazine. She’s currently deputy editor of Real Simple.

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January 19, 2017

The Way of Mindful Education: Cultivating Well-Being in Teachers and Students (Norton Books in Education)


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A new educational paradigm for youth mindfulness.

“If you are a teacher, or an educator, or involved in school administration and curriculum development, the book you hold in your hands has the potential to transform your life, the lives of your students, and the life of the school itself, as well as education in America.”―Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, from the Foreword

With attention spans waning and stress on the rise, many teachers are looking for new ways to help students concentrate, learn, and thrive. The Way of Mindful Education is a practical guide for cultivating attention, compassion, and well-being not only in these students, but also in teachers themselves. Packed with lesson plans, exercises, and considerations for specific age groups and students with special needs, this working manual demonstrates the real world application of mindfulness practices in K-12 classrooms.

Part I, Why Mindful Education Matters, explains what mindfulness is, the science behind its benefits for students and educators, and the inspiring work that is already underway in the Mindful Education movement.

In Part II, Begin with Yourself, we are reminded that in order to teach mindfully, we need to be mindful. Here teachers will learn the when, where, and how of mindfulness so they can effectively embody its practices with their students. Mindfulness practices offer teachers self-care and attention skills that prepare them to teach with greater energy and mastery. Discover how simple exercises can help manage stress, focus attention, develop compassion, and savor positive experiences in everyday life.

Part III, Cultivating a Mindful Classroom, explores the qualities of a mindful teacher, the ingredients of a mindful learning environment, and helpful skills for appropriate, supportive work with cultural diversity, student stress and trauma, and varying age groups and developmental stages.

Finally, in Part IV, Mindful Education Curriculum, we learn eighteen ready-to-use mindfulness lessons for use in schools. These practical exercises, designed to foster skills like embodiment, attention, heartfulness, and interconnectedness, can be readily adapted for any age group and population, and the author draws from his extensive personal experience to offer a wealth of tips for introducing them to students in real-time.

Decades of research indicate the impressive benefits of mindfulness in social, emotional, and cognitive development, and as an antidote to emotional dysregulation, attention deficits, and social difficulties. This book invites teachers, administrators, and anyone else involved in education to take advantage of this vital tool and become purveyors of a mindful, compassionate, ethical, and effective way of teaching.

30 illustrations
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January 19, 2017

The Weeknight Dinner Cookbook: Simple Family-Friendly Recipes for Everyday Home Cooking


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Cooking from Scratch as Simply as Possible

The Weeknight Dinner Cookbook is the perfect way to get dinner on the table quickly and easily with recipes for tasty main dishes and flavorful side dishes, plus a sprinkling of sweet treats. The recipes in this book are made from scratch and each chapter conveniently separates them by cook time: 15–25-minute meals, 30–45-minute meals and 5–10-minute prep (meals cook on their own in the slow cooker or oven).

Looking for dinner ideas at the last minute? Your whole family will love Sweet Chipotle Chicken Bites, and they’re on the table―start to finish―in barely fifteen minutes. If you have just five minutes now and you need dinner in a couple of hours, prep Chicken Parmesan Meatloaf and dinner will be ready when you are. Want a delicious slow cooker meal you can start now and have ready to eat tonight? Try Slow Cooker Mexican Pulled Pork and pile the juicy pork into sandwiches, burritos or a tempting taco salad. With a few extra minutes but little effort, you can wow your family or guests with Creamy Balsamic Skillet Chicken or Red Chile Beef Enchiladas.

Whatever your occasion, there is a recipe here to help you get a fresh, great-tasting meal on the table in no time. Each entrée provides notes for side dishes as well as tips for adapting the recipe. Many recipes are gluten-free or suggest gluten-free substitutions. With this cookbook, preparing a homemade meal can be simple and stress-free, even on nights when you only have a few minutes to spare in the kitchen.


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January 19, 2017

The Big-Ass Book of Crafts


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The Big-Ass Book of Crafts is packed with ideas for sprucing up your living space; concocting fabulous, all-natural body products; designing your own unique stationery; and creating countless other crafts that will convince your friends and loved ones that you're the secret love child of Martha Stewart (only much, much cooler).

Forget crocheted doilies and itchy knit sweaters--TLC's While You Were Out top designer Mark Montano has created stylish and imaginative projects that range from a Warhol-esque Ultrasuede iPod case to photo-adorned boxer shorts to African mask patio chairs to wooden night-light boxes. Divided into sections that include Outdoorsy (ideas to enhance your backyard), Dishing It Out (decorating plates using different techniques), You've Been Framed (innovative picture framing ideas), and Can I Have a Light? (creating and decorating lamps, lanterns, and chandeliers), it's as entertaining to read as it is endlessly inspiring.

With more than one hundred and fifty inventive and fun projects, The Big-Ass Book of Crafts is the perfect activity book for readers of every mood, budget, and skill level.Used Book in Good Condition
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