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Stop being "the strong one" and start being you. You're doing it all, and it's too much. Between work, kids, parents, money, meals, and everything else on your plate, it's no wonder you're exhausted. You feel alone, misunderstood-and sometimes hopeless. Because let's face it, this idea of being a "strong woman" is highly overrated. But what if there were another way? What if we put limits and boundaries around what it means to be a strong woman? What if you could be strong and ask for help? What if you could be independent without feeling so alone? Karen Wright is one of the most experienced, skilled, and respected executive coaches in the world. And, as a business owner, single parent, and sole provider, she has lived the "I'm doing it all" life. In The Accidental Alpha Woman, she combines what she's learned on her personal journey with what she knows professionally to provide a simple but powerful framework to solve this whole "strong woman" problem. In The Accidental Alpha Woman, you'll learn: How to separate reality from how you wish things would beHow to assess what your situation means to you and to your lifeHow to make difficult, seemingly untenable choicesHow to ask for help when you need itHow to reconnect with the real "you" and create a life that has greater community, ease, and funSo stop being so alone and so tired. Get relatable, practical wisdom from someone who's been there.Show more
Don't be intimidated by Shakespeare! These popular guides make the Bard's plays accessible and enjoyable. Each No Fear guide contains: - The complete text of the original play - A line-by-line translation that puts Shakespeare into everyday language - A complete list of characters with descriptions - Plenty of helpful commentary When Shakespeare's words make your head spin, our audio translations will help you sort out what's happening, who's saying what, and why!Show more
Fuel your houseplant obsession with this beautifully illustrated room-by-room guide to bringing the outdoors inside—perfect for plant parents everywhere! Decorating with plants adds a fresh, natural touch to any room. Potted plants can uplift a living space with serious mood-boosting power, reducing stress, improving air quality, and even providing fresh herbs for that next meal! But first, you have to keep them alive. Never Put a Cactus in the Bathroom shows you how to maximize these health benefits, decorate like a pro, all while covering the essentials of plant care and maintenance. Full of home design and practical plant care tips as well as more than 70 plant recommendations, this illustrated guide helps you choose the right plants for your space, from succulents and spider plants to pothos and ZZ plants. In this room-by-room guide, you will find space-specific recommendations, such as: -Purifying the air in your bedroom with low light beauties -Decorating your bathroom with air plants and ferns—your shower powers the climate they need to thrive -Creating a living centerpiece for your dining room or breakfast nook -Adding a low-maintenance bamboo or jade plant to your home office for motivation and focus -Growing a windowsill herb box or hydroponic tomato to level up your next meal Perfect for fans of Wild at Home, Urban Jungle, and Wellness by Design, this book will give plant lovers the tools and confidence they need to bring houseplants into every corner of their homes, improve their quality of life, and turn their home into a natural sanctuary.Show more
Inspired by a little-known chapter of World War II history, a young Protestant girl and her Jewish neighbour are caught up in the terrible wave of hate sweeping the globe on the eve of war in this powerful love story that's perfect for fans of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. If you're reading this letter, that means I'm dead. I had obviously hoped to see you again, to explain in person, but fate had other plans. 1933 At eighteen years old, Molly Ryan dreams of becoming a journalist, but instead she spends her days working any job she can to help her family through the Depression crippling her city. The one bright spot in her life is watching baseball with her best friend, Hannah Dreyfus, and sneaking glances at Hannah's handsome older brother, Max. But as the summer unfolds, more and more of Hitler's hateful ideas cross the sea and "Swastika Clubs" and "No Jews Allowed" signs spring up around Toronto, a city already simmering with mass unemployment, protests, and unrest. When tensions between the Irish and Jewish communities erupt in a riot one smouldering day in August, Molly and Max are caught in the middle, with devastating consequences for both their families. 1939 Six years later, the Depression has eased and Molly is a reporter at her local paper. But a new war is on the horizon, putting everyone she cares about most in peril. As letters trickle in from overseas, Molly is forced to confront what happened all those years ago, but is it too late to make things right? From the desperate streets of Toronto to the embattled shores of Hong Kong, Letters Across the Sea is a poignant novel about the enduring power of love to cross dangerous divides even in the darkest of times—from the #1 bestselling author of The Forgotten Home Child.Show more
Munich, 1938. Evelyn Brand is an American foreign correspondent as determined to prove her worth in a male-dominated profession as she is to expose the growing tyranny in Nazi Germany. To do so, she must walk a thin line. If she offends the government, she could be expelled from the country-or worse. If she fails to truthfully report on major stories, she'll never be able to give a voice to the oppressed-and wake up the folks back home. In another part of the city, American graduate student Peter Lang is working on his PhD in German. Disillusioned with the chaos in the world due to the Great Depression, he is impressed with the prosperity and order of German society. But when the brutality of the regime hits close, he discovers a far better way to use his contacts within the Nazi party-to feed information to the shrewd reporter he can't get off his mind. This electric standalone novel from fan-favorite Sarah Sundin puts you right at the intersection of pulse-pounding suspense and heart-stopping romance.Show more
From the BC doctor who has become a household name for leading the response to the pandemic, a personal account of the first weeks of COVID, for readers of Sam Nutt's Damned Nations and James Maskalyk's Life on the Ground Floor. Dr. Bonnie Henry has been called 'one of the most effective public health figures in the world' by The New York Times. She has been called 'a calming voice in a sea of coronavirus madness,' and 'our hero' in national newspapers. But in the waning days of 2019, when the first rumours of a strange respiratory ailment in Wuhan, China began to trickle into her office in British Columbia, these accolades lay in a barely imaginable future. Only weeks later, the whole world would look back on the previous year with the kind of nostalgia usually reserved for the distant past. With a staggering suddenness, our livelihoods, our closest relationships, our habits and our homes had all been transformed. In a moment when half-truths threatened to drown out the truth, when recklessness all too often exposed those around us to very real danger, and when it was difficult to tell paranoia from healthy respect for an invisible threat, Dr. Henry's transparency, humility, and humanity became a beacon for millions of Canadians. And her trademark enjoinder to be kind, be calm, and be safe became words for us all to live by. Coincidentally, Dr. Henry's sister, Lynn, arrived in BC for a long-planned visit on March 12, just as the virus revealed itself as a pandemic. For the four ensuing weeks, Lynn had rare insight into the whirlwind of Bonnie's daily life, with its moments of agony and gravity as well as its occasional episodes of levity and grace. Both a global story and a family story, Be Kind, Be Calm, Be Safe combines Lynn's observations and knowledge of Bonnie's personal and professional background with Bonnie's recollections of how and why decisions were made, to tell in a vivid way the dramatic tale of the four weeks that changed all our lives. Be Kind, Be Calm, Be Safe is about communication, leadership, and public trust; about the balance between politics and policy; and, at heart, about what and who we value, as individuals and a society. The authors' advance from the publisher has been donated to charities with a focus on alleviating communities hit particularly hard by the pandemic: True North Aid with its Covid-19 response in Northern Indigenous communities, and First Book Canada, with its focus on reading and literacy for underserved, marginalized youth.Show more
Josie Barton is a lean, mean, faerie-fighting machine. After her victory against the infamous lord, Fir Darrig, the young sorceress has taken up the family tradition of bringing the words offenders of the faerie world to justice. Partnered with her changeling boyfriend, Zeph Clemmont, and back by the Faerie King, Eldrick Dorchaidhe, Josie feels confident she has nothing more to fear. Until a case stirs up whispers of a name all fave, both Seelie and Unseelie, fear ... But chasing rumors of skiia may carry Josie down a path riddled with dangerous magic not even Zeph can save her from. Can Josie muster the strength to face the darkest secrets of her past? Or will the same monsters who obliterated the faerie world now destroy the human one, too? Includes the short story "Dirty Magic" Almost twenty years before Josie defeated Fir Darrig, her mother, Marissa Barton, was a professional faerie-slayer. But when she stumbles across a young changeling in desperate need of help, Marissa couldn't have known how that purple-eyed boy would impact her family forever. "Dirty Magic" is a never-before-seen short story from the world of Mad Magic.Show more
Ancient herbal secrets for healing and wholeness Designed specifically for women, this is an introduction to Ayurveda—one of the most ancient and holistic forms of medicine in human history. Developed in India over five thousand years ago, Ayurveda is a complete system for healing and rebalancing the body. This fascinating book features an A-to-Z of herbs with their description, history, and uses, and easy-to-prepare home remedies. There is also an A-to-Z section of ailments that details symptoms and how to treat them using Ayurvedic remedies.Show more
A Guide to Better Movement offers a clear and practical look at emerging science related to the brain's role in movement and pain. It is written for movement professionals, athletes, chronic pain sufferers, and anyone else interested in moving better and feeling better. In this book, you will learn: ● The essential qualities of movements that are healthy and efficient ● Why good movement requires healthy 'maps' in the brain ● Why pain is sometimes more about self-perception than tissue damage or injury ● The science behind mind-body practices ● General principles that can be used to improve any movement practiceShow more
Laugh as you learn about America's friendly northern neighbor with this step-by-step guide to Canadian customs, pop culture, and slang -- perfect for anyone who's considered moving to (or just visiting) maple leaf country. Written by New York Times bestselling author (and born-and-bred Canuck) Jenn McCartney, this comprehensive guide will teach you everything you need to know about Canada, including: HistoryBewildering residency rules, demystifiedUnique laws and customsContributions to the arts and pop culture (Celine Dion, Margaret Atwood, Justin Bieber)Colorful slang, explainedCreative doodles, helpful charts, and fun graphsHilarious and honest, this guide will delight your politically disgruntled father, nudge your bleeding-heart neighbor to hit the road, and inspire you to plan for (or daydream about) your own Canadian getaway.Show more
Mad Magic is a beautifully dark and rich Young Adult fantasy from Nicole Conway, bestselling author of the Dragonrider Chronicles. Josie Barton is a high school student living in terror. Invisible creatures torment her everywhere she goes, constantly getting her into trouble at school, and even haunting her apartment. But just when Josie thinks things couldn't get any worse ... she meets the guy from across the hall. Zeph Clemmont is a changeling with enemies in all the worst places, fighting to undo a curse that threatens to end his life. Survival means he will have to swallow his pride and trust Josie with all his darkest secrets. With the help of a gunslinging shaman and the enigmatic Prince of Nightmares, Zeph and Josie are only a heartbeat away from defeating one of the most diabolical faerie villains their world has ever known.Show more
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