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  • In Courage Journal

    by Alexandra Elle

    $14.95
    An encouraging guide to cultivating self-love, courage, and joy from Alexandra Elle, a celebrated leader in self-care.

    Greet each day with confidence and positivity with In Courage Journal, a daily writing practice to help you set intentions, find strength, and learn self-love. Celebrated self-care author Alexandra Elle presents simple morning and evening journaling prompts, creative writing exercises, and inspiring mantras to help you process your emotions and show up in the world with courage and clarity. Delivered in a shimmery package with luminous details, and brimming with Elle's signature warmth and wisdom, this encouraging journal is an invaluable companion for anyone interested in self-care, mindfulness, and personal transformation.

    • BELOVED AUTHOR: Alexandra Elle is a celebrated leader in the wellness world. She hosts online courses on writing and self-care for her large following, and travels the country giving workshops on wellness, empowerment, and courage. She is the author of After the Rain and the host of the Hey, Girl podcast, where she features interviews and stories from female writers, wellness experts, artists, and more.
    • BEAUTIFUL TO DISPLAY: With a luminous cover, shimmering flourishes, and a ribbon marker, this package is both practical and gorgeous, making it an uplifting gift or self-purchase for anyone who needs a little encouragement or inspiration and a beautiful accessory to display.
    • EASY TO USE: With simple prompts to complete each morning and evening, this inviting journal makes it easy to process emotions, set intentions, and practice self-care in everyday life.
    • VALUABLE CONTENT: Touching on themes of stress, anxiety, and burnout, this book offers compassion and encouragement for all of life's difficult moments and provides valuable wellness practices, including gratitude exercises, empowering mantras, and affirmations.

    Perfect for:

    • Fans of Alexandra Elle
    • Self-care enthusiasts and mindfulness seekers
    • Anyone in search of techniques to reduce stress and anxiety
  • Stop Waiting for Perfect: Step Out of Your Comfort Zone and Into Your Power

    by L'Oreal Thompson Payton

    $18.95

    You have Big Dreams for living a Big Life, but you have one Big Problem—you don’t trust yourself. Learn how to let go of that self-doubt and change your life.

    You are smart, brilliant, and beyond talented, but if you’re a woman, particularly a Black woman or woman of color, you’re likely prone to doubting yourself. What’s more, society often reinforces the idea that you—that we—don’t deserve the success we do achieve. But that couldn’t be further from the truth.

    You just need to believe in yourself and trust your own greatness.

    Award-winning journalist, motivational speaker, and blogger L’Oreal Thompson Payton is a self-professed success junkie and poster girl for “overly” ambitious high achievers everywhere. She also knows firsthand how imposter syndrome and self-doubt can derail your dreams. She’s experienced the growing pains that come with big career and life changes. But she’s also come out the other side ready to kick ass, take names, and bring everyone she possibly can along with her.

    In Stop Waiting for Perfect, she’s doing just that: using that hard-won insight to be your guide, your big sister, your best friend, and personal cheerleader to help you through your own journey. She’s penned the pocket-sized pep talk to walk with you through any obstacle in your career or personal life.

    This book will force you to stop playing small and encourage you to fully step into your power and walk in your purpose. It will awaken the dreams you buried deep within your soul long ago because you thought they were impossible, unattainable—available to other people, but not you. Until now.

  • Outliers: The Story of Success

    by Malcolm Gladwell

    $18.99
    In this stunning book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"—the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different?

    His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing. Along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires, what it takes to be a great soccer player, why Asians are good at math, and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band.

    Brilliant and entertaining, Outliers is a landmark work that will simultaneously delight and illuminate.
  • We Heal Together: Rituals and Practices for Building Community and Connection

    by Michelle Cassandra Johnson

    $19.95
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    A hopeful, wise, and practical guide to help us move  into spaces of individual and collective healing,  community, and relationship building—with practices to shed our isolation, connect, and thrive.

    ​In times of isolation, heartbreak, and brokenness, reaching out to each other, being in conversation, finding ways to connect with compassion and openness can help us heal, and thrive. This powerful, positive guide coaxes us to go beyond  our individual and collective grief, and courageously re-enter and reclaim our sense of community—which then further strengthens our spiritual practice.  

    Through spiritual teachings drawn from the Bhagavad Gita, mindfulness practices, rituals, resources, and journaling prompts in each chapter, Michelle Cassandra Johnson shows us how we can heal and facilitate healing; reclaim what it means to hold space and build community; find joy; connect to and summon support from our ancestors; connect with nature to strengthen and restore ourselves; and love, alchemize, dream, and conjure in community.

    Examples of practices include journaling on what community means to you; meditation with a ritual object; progressive muscle relaxation; Yoga Nidra; and many more—all adapted for use alone or in a group. Includes simple, evocative line drawings by Vashon Island, WA-artist, Ivan Moy.
  • You Owe You : Ignite Your Power, Your Purpose, and Your Why by Eric Thomas, PhD
    $27.00
    You owe it to yourself to recognize your gifts, your power, and your place in the world, no matter your story or your struggle, and Eric Thomas—celebrated motivational guru, educator, and problem-solver to many of the top athletes and business leaders—has the blueprint to get you there.

    If you feel like success is for others, that only certain people get to have their dreams fulfilled, Eric Thomas’s You Owe You is your wake-up call. His urgent message to stop waiting for inspiration to strike and take control of your life is one he wishes someone had given him when he was a teenager—lost, homeless, failing in school, and dealing with the challenges of being a young Black man in America.

    Once he was able to break free from thinking of himself as a victim and truly understand his strengths, he switched the script. And now, with this book, Thomas reveals how you, too, can rewrite your life's script. With support, he recognized that his unique gift is being able to capture the attention of all kinds of people in all kinds of settings—boardrooms, locker rooms, churches, classrooms, even the streets—thanks to his wealth of experiences and command of language. Today, Thomas considers himself blessed to speak to an audience that is as large as it is diverse, from the rich and famous to kids struggling in school to young men in prison hoping for a new start.

    Thomas’s secrets of success have already helped hundreds of thousands on their journey, but this is his first guide to show you how to start today, right now. These critical first steps include deeply understanding yourself and the world around you, finding your why, accepting that you may have to give up something good for something great, and constantly stretching toward your potential. No matter where you are on your journey toward greatness, you owe it to yourself to become fully, authentically you. And Eric Thomas’s You Owe You can help get you there.
  • Women in Yoruba Religions

    by Oyèrónké Oládém

    $22.00

    *Ships in 7-10 Business Days*

    Uncovers the influence of Yoruba culture on women’s religious lives and leadership in religions practiced by Yoruba people

    Women in Yoruba Religions examines the profound influence of Yoruba culture in Yoruba religion, Christianity, Islam, and Afro-Diasporic religions such as Santeria and Candomblé, placing gender relations in historical and social contexts. While the coming of Christianity and Islam to Yorubaland has posed significant challenges to Yoruba gender relations by propagating patriarchal gender roles, the resources within Yoruba culture have enabled women to contest the full acceptance of those new norms.

    Oyeronke Olademo asserts that Yoruba women attain and wield agency in family and society through their economic and religious roles, and Yoruba operate within a system of gender balance, so that neither of the sexes can be subsumed in the other. Olademo utilizes historical and phenomenological methods, incorporating impressive data from interviews and participant-observation, showing how religion is at the core of Yoruba lived experiences and is intricately bound up in all sectors of daily life in Yorubaland and abroad in the diaspora.

  • Teaching with Equity: Strategies and Resources for Building a Culturally Responsive and Race-Conscious Classroom by Aja Hannah
    $15.95

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     Learn how to incorporate equitable teaching practices in your everyday classroom with this helpful guide designed to help your young students thrive.


    Bringing racial equity into the classroom doesn’t have to be an intimidating task. Teaching with Equity will help you take the first step in making your classroom a fun, safe, and fulfilling environment for all students.

    First, start off by establishing a baseline: Where is racial equity lacking in your classroom and where are there opportunities for change? Then learn about the common stereotypes that students of color often face before finally diving into resources like interactive worksheets, surveys, grading rubrics, lesson plans, and more designed to help teachers:

    • Talk about race effectively with your young students
    • Include diverse people and cultures in assignments and homework
    • Provide learning resources and material that feature people of color
    • Build racial comfort in your classroom
    • And more!
    Teaching with Equity will help K–5 school teachers gain the confidence and knowledge needed to make their classroom equitable for students of all backgrounds.
  • The Self-Healing Mind: An Essential Five-Step Practice for Overcoming Anxiety and Depression, and Revitalizing Your Life by Gregory Scott Brown, M.D.
    $27.99

    A leading psychiatrist offers an empowering new perspective on psychological wellness, providing accessible and evidence-based lifestyle interventions that can help you improve your mental health and revitalize your life.


    Mental health is the driving force behind every decision we make—how we live, work, and love. Too many of us suffer from depression and anxiety, impeding our choices and quality of life, and the numbers are growing across the globe despite the proliferation of prescription drugs. But there is another, proven, way to achieve mental wellness beyond antidepressants and talk therapy. Practicing psychiatrist Gregory Scott Brown believes that mental health begins with actionable self-care. Approached the right way, self-care is a powerful medicine that can help you improve and sustain your mental health.

    The Self-Healing Mind is a holistic approach to emotional and psychological healing that focuses on how evidence-based self-care strategies can be used to improve mental health. Dr. Brown challenges the current state of mental health care and the messaging around it, showing us how to move past outdated notions of “broken” brains and chemical imbalances. While he agrees that drugs and therapy in some cases are important for healing, his personal and professional experience has taught him that lifestyle interventions are also key to sustainable mental wellness. 

    Dr. Brown’s clinical philosophy supports an integrative approach that utilizes a combination of conventional treatments (medication and psychotherapy) with what he calls the Five Pillars of Self-Care: breathing mindfully, sleep, spirituality, nutrition, and movement. These purposeful lifestyle practices, backed by science and proven in his clinical practice, can be adopted by everyone. Dr. Brown’s advice and insight puts the power of healing back in your control.

    Dr. Brown is a wellness leader whose goal it is to change forever how we think about mental illness and mental health, and to take a full-person approach to our overall well-being. Timely and much needed, The Self-Healing Mind is a fresh perspective that educates and empowers patients to find the mental health care they need.

  • We Should All Be Feminists: A Guided Journal

    by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    $20.00

    From the best-selling author and global feminist icon—an illustrated, guided journal containing her most powerful and inspiring quotes, as well as an introductory essay written exclusively for this publication, to help readers discover their own feminist journeys.


    Her award-winning novels, including Half of a Yellow Sun and Americanah; her stirring calls to arms We Should All Be Feminists and Dear Ijeawele; her collaboration with Beyoncé; sharing the stage with Michelle Obama—each of these accomplishments has contributed to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s becoming one of the most iconic feminist figures of our time.

    Now, in this beautiful journal, her most inspirational words encourage you to find your own voice, to define what feminism means to you, and to tell your own story. Featuring a series of writing prompts, quotes, and important events in the history of feminism, We Should All Be Feminists: A Guided Journal promises to give readers the tools to understand feminism, as well as to empower them to become better, more confident writers and communicators.

  • The Black Joy Project

    by Kleaver Cruz

    $35.00

    This special, totally singular, nearly uncomp-able book is a LITERARY *and* VISUAL love letter to the role of joy in Black life  giving a full, 360-degree picture of how Black people resist oppression and thrive.


    (The book is to be savored in the read and in the aesthetics.)

    “Unlike happiness, joy is a lasting state that can be sustained even when everything is not the way we want it to be.”  bell hooks

    Black Joy is everywhere. From the bustling streets of Lagos to hip-hop blasting through apartment windows in the Bronx. From the wide-open coastal desert of Namibia to the lush slopes of the Blue Mountains of Jamaica. From the thriving tradition of Candomblé in Bahia to the innovative and trendsetting styles of Soweto, and beyond, Black Joy is present in every place that Black people exist. 

    Too often, though, Blackness gets represented with pain, suffering and violence. Yet what is always in the mix—what is always constant, no matter the historical atrocity or systemic injustice—is Black Joy. Amplifying Black Joy is not about dismissing or creating an “alternative” narrative that ignores the realities of collective hurt. Rather, it is about holding the hurt, in tension with the joy, because that is how Black people around the world actually live. Joy deserves more credit for the self-preservation and survival of Black communities than it tends to get.

    Enter The Black Joy Project.

    Created by educator and activist Kleaver Cruz, The Black Joy Project is a digital and real-world affirmation that Black Joy is a source of healing, resistance, and regeneration, for Black people of all backgrounds and identities. The book expands on a simple question at the root of the project: “What does Black Joy mean to you?” Cruz’s powerful treatise on the subject, combined with stunning, vibrant images of Black Joy in everyday life, present a necessary, perspective-shifting work. Each page of The Black Joy Project is a reprieve for the spirit and, in capturing life across the diaspora, offers an opportunity to do what Black Joy does best: reimagine new ways of being.

  • Upon Waking: 60 Daily Reflections to Discover Ourselves and the God We Were Made For

    by Jackie Hill Perry

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    In her third book and much-anticipated debut devotional, bestselling author and Bible teacher Jackie Hill Perry offers sixty Scripture-soaked, daily reflections to help you awaken to the God you made for, the life you were made for, and the person you were made to be.

    What do you wake up to each day? What do you discover once your eyes have opened and you put your feet to the floor? A mountain of notifications? An endless feed of headlines that make you angry? A flood of tasks that you can’t possibly get done in the next twenty-four hours?
     
    What if you could wake up each day to discover something so much bigger—and so much better for you—than all that chaos? What if you could discover God? What if you could discover yourself in light of that God? What if your eyes could be opened to the things that really mattered? What if, in one simple devotional a day, you could glean principles from timeless wisdom to sharpen you for each day's inevitable challenges?
     
    In her lyrical, compelling, and poignant voice, bestselling author and Bible teacher Jackie Hill Perry offers sixty short, daily reflections on specific passages from Scripture to help you awaken to the God you were made for, the life you were made for, and the person you were made to be.  
     
  • body rites: a holistic healing and embodiment workbook for Black survivors of sexual trauma

    by shena j young & Aishah Shahidah Simmons

    $24.99

    A written companion and workbook for readers seeking to reclaim their bodies as home in healing from sexual trauma.

    Body rites as a holistic healing journey, anchored in the practice of decolonizing healing and reclaiming body sovereignty, reaches back into indigenous roots and land-based healing. It centers remembering as a means of survival.

    This workbook is the first of its kind: a resource of rituals divided into four healing journeys for Black women, femmes, and nonbinary survivors of sexual assault. The experiential workbook moves beyond prescriptive self-help models by providing a gentle guide and liaison to explore the impact of sexual trauma on the mind, body, heart, and spirit. It is an invitation to heal holistically, drawing upon psychophysiology, lived body wisdom, trauma-informed embodiment practices, kinship and ancestral connections, and African spiritual practices. Most urgently, this book is a series of intimate conversations with your “self”; and remembrance that healing lives at the core of your intuition.

  • Made Whole: The Practical Guide to Reaching Your Financial Goals

    by Tiffany the Budgetnista Aliche

    $22.99

    The ultimate hands-on workbook for anyone looking to get their finances in order—from budgeting to investing and everything in between—by Tiffany "The Budgetnista" Aliche, the New York Times bestselling author of the smash hit Get Good with Money

    We all want to live within our means, save for retirement, invest a little, and yet still have some left over each month for fun. But as most people know, real life can get in the way of even our best intentions! To help us set realistic goals and keep us on track to meeting them, New York Times bestselling financial educator Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche has an invaluable 10-step action plan: Made Whole. With her signature down-to-earth style, she offers worksheets, checklists, and action items for ten important building blocks—from the ins and outs of budgeting, investing, credit rating, and estate planning, to getting insurance and getting the flow of our money automated. A hardworking tool for getting our financial ducks in a row, it also includes:

    • Clear explanations of intimidating financial terminology
    • Simple instruction on calculating our present situation and future needs
    • Invaluable worksheets for keeping track of the numbers
    • Handy hacks for increasing your credit score, making savings "hard to access," and finding support to stay on track to your goals

    A masterclass in taking charge of your money, Made Whole has what every reader needs to achieve financial savvy, stability, and security.
  • Power: A Woman's Guide to Living and Leading Without Apology

    by Kemi Nekvapil

    $21.00

    "This book is a miraculous event." –Elizabeth Gilbert, from the foreword

    A transformative path for women to build their power in a world all too eager to strip it away


    We all know what it’s like to feel powerless. We have had power taken from us and used over us, and sometimes we have had to give it away for our own safety. In Power, renowned leadership coach Kemi Nekvapil reveals how power built internally is stronger and more enduring than that bestowed externally—and introduces a new framework for cultivating it from the inside out.

    When you tap into the power that comes from within, you have the capacity to rebuild yourself. You give yourself the opportunity to break free from chronic people-pleasing and start making choices that align with your needs and values. You stop living and leading with apology, and instead use your power as a force for good.

    Through the principles of Presence, Ownership, Wisdom, Equality, and Responsibility, Power invites you to stop waiting for power to be handed to you and instead choose it for yourself and on your own terms. Drawing on stories from her own life as a Black woman in a society where power is often used as a tool for fear and obedience, and from the lives of leaders, gamechangers, and everyday women who’ve learned to step into their power, Nekvapil shows you how to practice, build, and feel your inner force.

  • Inner Field Trip: 30 Days of Personal Exploration, Collective Liberation, and Generational Healing

    by Leesa Renée Hall

    $24.99

    A powerful 30-day workbook journey intended to help the reader lovingly confront their inner oppressor and come to terms with their own internalized biases.

    Based on mental wellness advocate and writer Leesa Renee Hall's longstanding work, Inner Field Trip provides a user-friendly, nonjudgmental, and introspective template for exploring our inner biases about race and other forms of inequity. The cornerstone of Hall's model involves confronting one's "Inner Oppressor."

    The Inner Oppressor is a manifestation of internalized cultural messages that drive us to judge others but also works to sabotage our own needs. This 30-day program in workbook form takes readers—who become active participants in the experience—on a deep dive from which they will emerge changed.

  • Sacred Pampering Principles: An African-American Woman's Guide to Self-care and Inner Renewal

    by Debrena Jackson Gandy

    $15.99
    Originally self-published to enormous acclaim and demand, Sacred Pampering Principles is a beautifully written guide with hundreds of easy and innovative ways for on-the-go women to pamper their bodies and nurture their spirits.

    With her holistic approach to filling your life with comfort, balance, and peace, Debrena Jackson Gandy debunks society's myth that doing something for yourself is decadent and selfish. In fact, she says, the joy we gain from treating ourselves--whether to a luxuriant bath or to a meditative hour alone--is transferred to the people in our lives. When we emerge rejuvenated, others benefit from a patient mother, a fulfilled wife, an effective coworker, a solidly grounded friend.

    Written for African-American women, but accessible to women of all races, Sacred Pampering Principles demonstrates not only pampering ideas, but also explains why pampering, for less time and money than one might imagine, is vital to a balanced life.

  • Rising Above: Teen Devotional for Girls: Prayers and Activities to Help Manage Anxiety

    by Khia Glover, LCSW

    $13.99
    Devotions, Scripture verses, and God’s truths to help teen girls rise above their anxiety, worries, and fears

    The teen years can be complicated, and managing anxiety on top of everything can make everyday life more challenging. This candid and conversational devotional helps teen girls find inner strength, grace, and resilience through God. Christian therapist Khia Glover discusses and interprets Scripture to address everyday teen concerns while offering faith-based tools and techniques that help teens process emotions, build trust, and achieve their goals.

    Rising Above features:
    • 52 weekly devotions and prayers that reflect on teen concerns and provide comfort and inspiration during difficult moments.
    • Scripture verses full of God’s truth that teach teens to lean on him and focus on his love and light.
    • Weekly anxiety relief activities to help teens navigate everyday challenges and take charge with confidence and determination.
    • Faith-based licensed therapist who passionately advocates for teens to express themselves as God intended—their best authentic selves.
  • Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage, and Sex

    by Michael Todd

    $17.00

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    Realer than the most real conversation you've ever heard on the topic, Michael Todd's honest, heartfelt, and powerful teaching on relationships has already impacted millions of people in all seasons of life around the world. Now, in Relationship Goals, Michael tells his own story of heartache and healing, unpacks explosive truths from God's Word, and tells it to you straight to help you win at relationships in every part of your life.

    Where did the idea for relationships come from in the first place? Does God really care who I hang out with? Is it even possible to avoid relational train wrecks? From his plan for intentional dating in the age of social media to handling break-ups well to  doing family instead of just being in a family, Michael tackles the questions we all have about relational success.

    As he candidly examines our most common pitfalls in relationships and the start-today ways to get past them, Michael helps you align your longings with God's awesome desires for your life. Now, that's a good relationship goal.

  • Where to Begin: A Small Book About Your Power to Create Big Change

    by Cleo Wade

    $17.99
    “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.
  • The Lightmaker's Manifesto by Karen Walrond
    $26.99

    Many of us want to advocate for causes we care about--but which ones? We want to work for change--but will the emotional toll lead to burn out? Karen Walrond shares strategies to help you define the actions that bring you joy, identify the values and causes about which you are passionate, and put them together to create change.

    Many of us have strong convictions. We want to advocate for causes we care about--but which ones? We want to work for change--but will the emotional toll lead to burn out?

    Leadership coach, lawyer, photographer, and activist Karen Walrond knows that when you care deeply about the world, light can seem hard to find. But when your activism grows out of your joy--and vice versa--you begin to see light everywhere.

    In The Lightmaker's Manifesto, Walrond helps us name the skills, values, and actions that bring us joy; identify the causes that spark our empathy and concern; and then put it all together to change the world. Creative and practical exercises, including journaling, daily intention-setting, and mindful self-compassion, are complemented by lively conversations with activists and thought leaders such as Valarie Kaur, Brené Brown, Tarana Burke, and Zuri Adele. With stories from around the world and wisdom from those leading movements for change, Walrond beckons readers toward lives of integrity, advocacy, conviction, and joy.

    By unearthing our passions and gifts, we learn how to joyfully advocate for justice, peace, and liberation. We learn how to become makers of light.

     

  • Take Care

    by Chloe Pierre

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    Join the wellness revolution by Black women, for Black women.

    Take Care prioritizes Black women and their experiences and encourages them to take care of themselves in order to bring their best self into the world. A space for Black women to cultivate their joy is truly a necessity at a time when Black lives are at the forefront of discussions online and in the media, and Take Care is the book to ensure that.

    Chloe Pierre, founder of thy.self, the brand making self-care inclusive, wants to inspire Black women to take time to care for themselves. In this book she consults experts to create an inspiring and practical guide that offers ways to help you:

    - Be your authentic self

    - Embrace your beauty and feel body positive

    - Deal with grief, loss and mental health issues

    - Create a supportive and uplifting community

    - Practice self-love every day

    Take Care is a book of warmth, happiness and light, and will help you to refocus and put yourself first.

  • Briefly Perfectly Human: Making an Authentic Life by Getting Real About the End

    by Alua Arthur

    $28.99

    A deeply transformative memoir that reframes how we think about death and how it can help us lead better, more fulfilling and authentic lives, from America’s most visible death doula.

    "A truly unique, inspiring perspective on the time we have, what we do with it, and how we let go of this world.... There is no one I'd trust more to guide me through an understanding of death, and how it informs life." — Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of Mad Honey and The Book of Two Ways

    "Briefly Perfectly Human is a beautiful, raw, light-bringing experience. Alua's voice is shimmering, singular, and pulses with humor, vulnerability, insight, and refreshing candor.... Be prepared for it to grab you, hold you tight, and raise the roof on the power of human connection." — Tembi Locke, author of From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home

    For her clients and everyone who has been inspired by her humanity, Alua Arthur is a friend at the end of the world. As our country’s leading death doula, she’s spreading a transformative message: thinking about your death—whether imminent or not—will breathe wild, new potential into your life.

    Warm, generous, and funny AF, Alua supports and helps manage end-of-life care on many levels. The business matters, medical directives, memorial planning; but also honoring the quiet moments, when monitors are beeping and loved ones have stepped out to get some air—or maybe not shown up at all—and her clients become deeply contemplative and want to talk. Aching, unfinished business often emerges. Alua has been present for thousands of these sacred moments—when regrets, fears, secret joys, hidden affairs, and dim realities are finally said aloud. When this happens, Alua focuses her attention at the pulsing center of her clients’ anguish and creates space for them, and sometimes their loved ones, to find peace.

    This has had a profound effect on Alua, who was already no stranger to death’s periphery. Her family fled a murderous coup d’état in Ghana in the 1980s. She has suffered major, debilitating depressions. And her dear friend and brother-in-law died of lymphoma. Advocating for him in his final months is what led Alua to her life’s calling. She knows firsthand the power of bearing witness and telling the truth about life’s painful complexities, because they do not disappear when you look the other way. They wait for you.

    Briefly Perfectly Human is a life-changing, soul-gathering debut, by a writer whose empathy, tenderness, and wisdom shimmers on the page. Alua Arthur combines intimate storytelling with a passionate appeal for loving, courageous end-of-life care—what she calls “death embrace.” Hers is a powerful testament to getting in touch with something deeper in our lives, by embracing the fact of our own mortality. “Hold that truth in your mind,” Alua says, “and wondrous things will begin to grow around it.”

  • The Drama Free Workbook: Practical Exercises for Managing Unhealthy Family Relationships

    by Nedra Glover Tawwab

    $20.00

    From the New York Times bestselling author of Drama Free and Set Boundaries, Find Peace, a hands-on resource for understanding and working through dysfunctional family dynamics—and recognizing when to walk away Family can be a source of connection, and a source of conflict. In this exercise-filled workbook, licensed therapist and bestselling relationship expert Nedra Glover Tawwab offers powerful insights along with thought-provoking questions to help you unpack what’s really going on—and express your needs and expectations going forward. Whether you are coping with a long-term pattern of emotional neglect, addiction, or abuse, or trying to understand a new conflict that’s come up with a parent, sibling, or in-law, you will find empowering information and tools to help you manage these complex relationships in a way that offers psychological safety and honors the person you truly are.

  • The Little Book of Abuelita Wisdom: For When You Need a Bit of Guidance from Abuela

    by Raven Ishak

    $17.00

    ¡Oye! Listen to your abuelita, por favor. This sweet and cheeky guide, in abuela's signature voice, with Spanish peppered throughout, is filled with abuelita wisdom, including sayings, tips, and tricks on cleaning, cooking, friendships, self-love, and more. 

    How many times have we heard from our abuelas, “Ponte un suéter que tendrás frio” or “Al que madruga, Dios ayuda” or “¿Y para cuando los nietos?” Sometimes, we just need the advice of our wise abuelitas. This book—which contains a collection of traditional and classic tips, messages, sayings, and instructions—brings together advice from abuelas all over. Keep your home clean, learn abuela essentials on hygiene, revisit nostalgic recipes, and learn how to maintain relationships with others and yourself. Just like abuela, this book comes in a bright, colorful, cute little package, with gorgeous full-colored illustrations. With Spanish peppered throughout, this book is as close to abuela as can be. And just like abuela, this book can get a bit cheeky—so watch out for things that will make you grab your forehead and say: ¡Ay abuela!

    Whether our abuelas live two houses away, thousands of miles away, or are no longer with us, we can carry on their wisdom with this little book. No matter your heritage or cultural background, this mighty book is for anyone who wants, has, or has had an abuelita-figure in their life. 

  • I Am, I Can, I Will: A Guided Journal of Self-Discovery for Black Girls

    by Cynthia Jacobs Carter & Ruth Chamblee

    $16.99

    Bold statements, compelling quotes, and thoughtful prompts lead young Black girls on a journey of ancestral wisdom and self-discovery in this beautifully illustrated guided journal.

    I AM a voice for my people.  I CAN create my own opportunities.  I WILL live with hope.
     
    These and other powerful mantras will enlighten, engage, and empower young Black girls to embrace their connection to a long, unbroken line of historical and contemporary Black women who have inspired people through the centuries and across continents. The courage, integrity, humanity, passion, and intellect that flows through the lives of these foremothers is each girl’s to discover, inherit, and enhance with her own accomplishments.
     
    Meaningful quotes and biographies provide real-life examples of how readers can implement what they learn in their own lives. And guided questions and prompts lead girls through a process of self-reflection that acknowledges their own potential to inspire and lead.

  • Your First Million: Why You Don’t Have to Be Born into a Legacy of Wealth to Leave One Behind

    by Arlan Hamilton with Rachel L. Nelson

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    Build lasting wealth and impact with lessons from the “bold and relentless disruptor” changing the face of entrepreneurship in America (Black Enterprise).

    Having lived nearly her entire life below the poverty line before going on to attain wealth and success as an entrepreneur and investor, Arlan Hamilton knows that entrepreneurship is the quickest path to money and power—particularly for those who haven’t had much of it in the past. In Your First Million,  she shows how anyone—no matter what they look like or how much money they have—can tap into all the new tools they already have at their disposal to get their million-dollar idea off the ground.

    Readers will learn: how to identify unmet needs, raise money, choose the right collaborators, create multiple income streams, and turn their unique knowledge and experience into a profitable businesses—while reinvesting in their communities and empowering others to do the same.

    If we can change who gets to decide what new ideas are worthy, and who gets to turn those ideas into reality, not only can we change our own circumstances—we can change the world.
  • Real Talk: Lessons from therapy on Healing & Self-Love

    by Tasha Bailey

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    Qualified psychotherapist and award-winning content creator, Tasha Bailey, closes the gap between the therapy room and the wider world. Real Talk: Lessons from Therapy for Healing & Living makes a therapist's tool kit available to everyone.

    It's time to bring therapy out of the therapy room and into the real world.


    In recent years, therapy and self-care have become familiar buzzwords, but it's clear that people are having to face their emotional difficulties without the tools and insight to work through them. Enter Real Talk, A book to enable readers to have genuine, authentic conversations with themselves, and to start the journey of healing their past experiences and cope with the challenges of modern life.

    Filled with techniques and wisdom from a therapist's toolkit this is a must-have handbook for optimising your mental health. Drawing on her experience as a qualified psychotherapist and applying her intersectional perspective Tasha Bailey shares the knowledge and skills you need to change your life.

    Tasha's straight-talking but compassionate style will help readers hold up a mirror to their present situation and make sense of their past - delving into topics such as:

    ·      Trauma & inner-child healing

    ·      Love, trust, and attachment

    ·      Family: intergenerational cycles of behaviour, rupture, and repair.

    ·      Self-Esteem, bodies & sex

    Real Talk contains a collection of lessons which the reader might typically learn in therapy. Tasha teaches readers modern language and ideas about mental health, exploring self-love and self-understanding. Connecting psychological theory, lived experience, references from modern day media and case studies from Tasha's work to create a more current, creative, and inclusive perspective of mental health.

  • Seasons of You: A Journal That Follows Your Nature

    by Kat Graham

    $19.99

    Embark on a journey toward self-reflection, growth, and empowerment through the ever-changing seasons of your life with this illustrated guided journal from actress, music artist, and humanitarian Kat Graham.

    After years of trying to create her dream life, actress Kat Graham found that no matter how much she tried to plan her future and control her circumstances, she was still left feeling frustrated, disappointed, and unfulfilled. Then she had a realization: In life, things rarely go according to plan. We go through highs and lows, and the only thing we have control over is how we choose to move through it. So, she learned to let go; to face the challenges and embrace the beauty in being present.

    Inspired by her personal healing journey, this guided journal allows you to be more present and grounded through the sunshine, the storms, the blooming flowers, and the falling leaves in your life. Seasons of You is divided into four sections based on the seasons of the year, and you can begin this journal wherever you are in your own journey.

    Whether you are feeling the empowering and awakening nature of Summer; the sense of release, surrender, and radical change associated with Fall; the focus on reflection and intention in the Winter; or the flexibility and new beginnings that Spring often brings, this unique journal is a source of comfort and guidance amid the unpredictability of our lives.

    With reflection exercises, meditations, affirmation prompts, manifestation guides, and more, all framed by Kat's personal stories, this beautifully illustrated journal helps you connect with your emotions, embrace the natural cycles of your life, and lean into your higher power.

  • Yoke: My Yoga of Self-Acceptance

    by Jessamyn Stanley

    $15.95

    Funny, thoughtful, inspiring, and deeply personal essays about yoga, wellness, and life from author of EVERY BODY YOGA, Jessamyn Stanley. Stanley explores her relationship (and ours) to yoga (including why we practice, rather than how); wrestles with issues like cultural appropriation, materialism, and racism; and explores the ways we can all use yoga as a tool for self-love. 

    Finding self-acceptance both on and off the mat.
    In Sanskrit, yoga means to “yoke.” To yoke mind and body, movement and breath, light and dark, the good and the bad. This larger idea of “yoke” is what Jessamyn Stanley calls the yoga of the everyday—a yoga that is not just about perfecting your downward dog but about applying the hard lessons learned on the mat to the even harder daily project of living.
    In a series of deeply honest, funny autobiographical essays, Jessamyn explores everything from imposter syndrome to cannabis to why it’s a full-time job loving yourself, all through the lens of yoke. She calls out an American yoga complex that prefers debating the merits of cotton versus polyblend leggings rather than owning up to its overwhelming Whiteness. She questions why the Western take on yoga so often misses—or misuses—the tradition’s spiritual dimension. And reveals what she calls her own “whole-ass problematic”: Growing up Baháí, loving astrology, learning to meditate, finding prana in music.
    And in the end, Jessamyn invites every reader to find the authentic spirit of yoke—linking that good and that bad, that light and that dark.

  • Black Men and Depression: Saving our Lives, Healing our Families and Friends

    by John Head

    $15.00
    “A call to action shedding light on the issue of depression in black men and the barriers that prevent too many from seeking and receiving care.”—Rosalynn Carter, former U.S. First Lady, and chairperson, The Carter Center Mental Health Task Force
     
    In mainstream society depression and mental illness are still somewhat taboo subjects; in the black community they are topics that are almost completely shrouded in secrecy. As a result, millions of black men are suffering in silence or getting treatment only in extreme circumstances—in emergency rooms, homeless shelters, and prisons. The neglect of emotional disorders among men in the black community is nothing less than racial suicide.
     
    In this groundbreaking book, veteran journalist and award-winning author John Head argues that the problem can be traced back to the time of slavery, when it was believed that blacks were unable to feel inner pain because they had no psyche. This myth has damaged generations of African American men and their families, creating a society that blames black men for being violent and aggressive without considering that depression might be a root cause.
     
    Black Men and Depression challenges the African American community and the psychiatric community to end the suffering of black men, and address what can be done by loved ones to help those who need it most.
  • Travel Light: Spiritual Minimalism to Live a More Fulfilled Life

    by Light Watkins

    $24.99

    Discover the “inside-out” approach to spiritual minimalism for cultivating true happiness free from inner clutter.

    Everywhere you look, people from all walks of life are “going minimalist” and getting rid of their possessions. Yet as exciting as it can be to throw out half of your belongings, does it really bring happiness? As Light Watkins says: “If you’re unhappy now, becoming a minimalist isn’t likely to change that . . . unless you do the work to cultivate happiness on the inside.”


    Light is famous for taking minimalism to the extreme—and in 2018 started living his whole life from a single backpack. In Travel Light, he shares his surprising discovery that being a “spiritual minimalist” means you don’t focus on material objects. What matters more than clearing out your closets is how much trust you have in your inner guidance. “Spiritual minimalism is not about getting rid of things,” he says. “It’s about how you communicate, incorporate service into your life, how you treat your body, the spaces you’re in, and how you express love.”

    Light shares his unique inside-out approach to minimalism using stories, anecdotes, and vignettes, along with real-world experiments and exercises that you can adapt to your own life. Here, he invites you to discover the joy of giving what you want to receive; following your curiosity; and living with a “clutter-free” approach to your choices, values, and life purpose.

  • Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope

    by Esau McCaulley

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    Growing up in the American South, Esau McCaulley knew firsthand the ongoing struggle between despair and hope that marks the lives of some in the African American context. A key element in the fight for hope, he discovered, has long been the practice of Bible reading and interpretation that comes out of traditional Black churches. This ecclesial tradition is often disregarded or viewed with suspicion by much of the wider church and academy, but it has something vital to say.

    Reading While Black is a personal and scholarly testament to the power and hope of Black biblical interpretation. At a time in which some within the African American community are questioning the place of the Christian faith in the struggle for justice, New Testament scholar McCaulley argues that reading Scripture from the perspective of Black church tradition is invaluable for connecting with a rich faith history and addressing the urgent issues of our times. He advocates for a model of interpretation that involves an ongoing conversation between the collective Black experience and the Bible, in which the particular questions coming out of Black communities are given pride of place and the Bible is given space to respond by affirming, challenging, and, at times, reshaping Black concerns. McCaulley demonstrates this model with studies on how Scripture speaks to topics often overlooked by white interpreters, such as ethnicity, political protest, policing, and slavery.

    Ultimately McCaulley calls the church to a dynamic theological engagement with Scripture, in which Christians of diverse backgrounds dialogue with their own social location as well as the cultures of others. Reading While Black moves the conversation forward.

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