Crown Publishing Group Digital

  • Anglais The History of Money

    Jack Weatherford

    • Crown publishing group digital
    • 23 September 2009

    In his most widely appealing book yet, one of today's leading authors of popular anthropology looks at the intriguing history and peculiar nature of money, tracing our relationship with it from the time when primitive men exchanged cowrie shells to the imminent arrival of the all-purpose electronic cash card. 320 pp. Author tour. National radio publicity. 25,000 print.
    From the Hardcover edition.

  • Anglais How Not to Screw It Up

    Tucker Nita

    • Crown publishing group digital
    • 17 February 2010

    "The Rules" for any committed relationship, How Not to Screw It Up offers 10 essential steps to achieving an extraordinary, healthy, fulfilling partnership that will last a lifetime.
    How Not to Screw It Up is for all those people who have vowed "I do" and are now wondering exactly how to do it. One of the central problems for couples is that they've been conditioned to think that there is nothing to do after the "I do." Relationship expert Nita Tucker sets us straight, espousing a proactive approach to any relationship and showing us how to do it right. Good, sound, practical advice on keeping a relationship solid and happy is as rare as it is valuable, and that's exactly what How Not to Screw It Up delivers.
    Following the format of her highly successful first book, How Not to Stay Single, Tucker has created 10 steps for couples to follow in order to keep their partnership (and love) alive. For example, "Learn to Fight Fair," "Watch What You Say," "When It Comes to Sex, Give--Don't Trade," and "Agree to Disagree About Money."
    How Not to Screw It Up is for people who want their relationships to be the best they can be--passionate, romantic, honest, and fun!
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Anglais How to Quit Drugs for Good

    Dorsman Jerry

    • Crown publishing group digital
    • 4 February 2009

    Free Yourself from Addiction
    Quitting drugs may be the best thing you can do for yourself and your loved ones. But it can also be the toughest challenge of your life. This book can help. Jerry Dorsman, author of the acclaimed How to Quit Drinking Without AA and a respected therapist who specializes in addiction recovery, has helped thousands of people quit drugs and get on with their lives. In How to Quit Drugs for Good, Dorsman helps you find the best approach to beating any drug habit--from barbiturates and prescription drugs to marijuana, cocaine, and heroin. Through a series of self-discovery exercises, worksheets, and checklists, you will learn how to:
    ·Determine if you have a drug problem
    ·Examine your individual reasons for using drugs
    ·Decide when and how you want to quit
    ·Develop your own treatment plan
    ·Choose the techniques that will work for you
    ·Create your own success
    ·And much, much more!
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Anglais How You Can Survive When They're Depressed

    Sheffield Anne

    • Crown publishing group digital
    • 4 February 2009

    Each year more than 17 million Americans suffer from a depressive illness, yet few suffer in solitude. How You Can Survive When They're Depressed explores depression from the perspective of those who are closest to the sufferers of this prevalent disorder--spouses, parents, children, and lovers--and gives the successful coping strategies of many people who live with a clinical depressive or manic-depressive and often suffer in silence, believing their own problems have no claim to attention.
    Depression fallout is the emotional toll on the depressive's family and close friends who are unaware of their own stressful reactions and needs. Sheffield outlines the five stages of depression fallout: confusion, self-doubt, demoralization, anger, and finally, the desire to escape. Many people will find relief in the knowledge that their self-blame, guilt, sadness, and resentment are a natural result of living with a depressed person.
    Sheffield brings together many real-life examples from the pioneering support group she attends at Beth Israel Medical Center of how people with depression fallout have learned to cope. From setting boundaries to maintaining an outside social life, she gives practical tactics for handling the challenges and emotional stresses on a day-to-day basis.

  • Anglais The Intelligent Negotiator

    Charles Craver

    • Crown publishing group digital
    • 7 April 2010

    Nearly every professional interaction you have during your career will involve a negotiation of some sort. Whether you're closing a million-dollar deal with a client, bargaining over your own terms of employment, or delegating duties among your coworkers, the key to successful negotiation is possessing intelligence. But intelligence doesn't mean just having smarts. It means knowing your opponents inside and out: how they respond under stress, what tricks they try to pull to catch you off guard, and how to negotiate a fair deal that makes both sides happy. It means knowing what they will ask for before they ask, what they are willing to give before they give, and where they will draw the line before they walk away from the table.
    The Intelligent Negotiator is your complete and practical guide to understanding and mastering effective negotiating skills. Author and negotiation expert Charles Craver goes beyond the basic principles of negotiation and gets down to the nitty-gritty steps of the process, including what kinds of clothes to wear to help you succeed, where to sit in a room during an important negotiation, what questions to ask, how to listen and watch effectively, how to present your offers, and, most importantly, when to give and when to take. Mr. Craver has taught the ins and outs of effective negotiation to more than 60,000 professionals from around the globe over the past 25 years. In this easy-to-use book, he reveals his never-fail techniques that will give you the confidence and persuasiveness of a seasoned pro. You'll discover how to:
    ·Identify the different types of negotiating techniques, when to use each one, and how to counter them
    ·Close a deal properly to avoid last-minute demands
    ·Walk away from a deal without losing your cool
    ·Prepare for the unexpected, master the mental game, and avoid psychological entrapment
    ·Understand the different stages of the negotiation process and what to do in each
    ·And much, much more
    Packed with interactive exercises, insightful anecdotes from the author's own career, and invaluable lessons on building a personal negotiating style, this is your complete guide to bargaining and deal-making the right way--with intelligence.
    From the Hardcover edition.

  • Anglais King of Hearts

    Miller G Wayne

    • Crown publishing group digital
    • 10 February 2010

    Few of the great stories of medicine are as palpably dramatic as the invention of open-heart surgery, yet, until now, no journalist has ever brought all of the thrilling specifics of this triumph to life.
    This is the story of the surgeon many call the father of open-heart surgery, Dr. C. Walton Lillehei, who, along with colleagues at University Hospital in Minneapolis and a small band of pioneers elsewhere, accomplished what many experts considered to be an impossible feat: He opened the heart, repaired fatal defects, and made the miraculous routine.
    Acclaimed author G. Wayne Miller draws on archival research and exclusive interviews with Lillehei and legendary pioneers such as Michael DeBakey and Christiaan Barnard, taking readers into the lives of these doctors and their patients as they progress toward their landmark achievement. In the tradition of works by Richard Rhodes and Tracy Kidder, King of Hearts tells the story of an important and gripping piece of forgotten science history.
    From the Hardcover edition.

  • Anglais Learn to Sign the Fun Way

    Warner Penny

    • Crown publishing group digital
    • 30 June 2010

    The perfect guide to signing for everyone!
    Never before has learning to sign been so simple and so much fun! Whether you are a teacher or a parent, this lively self-guided book of American Sign Language (ASL) will quickly become your kids' new favorite teacher!
    Learn to Sign the Fun Way goes beyond the manual alphabet and teaches the beautiful language of sign--the United States' fourth most pervasive language--in a simple, interactive format. Signers-to-be will discover:
    ·Great games to make learning ASL an entertaining adventure
    ·Activities for both the individual and the classroom
    ·Cool groups of signs that appeal esspecially to kids
    ·And much more!
    Kids love to sign, whether it be to communicate with a hearing-impaired individual or as a "secret" language with their friends. With this illustrated book they'll quickly and easily become signing superstars!
    Inside are cool signs for kids, including:
    ·People signs
    ·Alphabet and numbers
    ·Animals
    ·Food and drinks
    ·Home signs
    ·Clothing
    ·Color
    ·Sports
    ·Activity signs
    ·Thoughts and feelings
    ·Action signs
    ·Body parts
    ·School talk
    ·Calendar signs
    ·Silly and fun signs
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Anglais Minyan

    Shapiro Rami

    • Crown publishing group digital
    • 17 February 2010

    A path of daily living based on ten spiritual practices that have been used by Jews for centuries. MINYAN is an invaluable source of inspiration and insight not only for those large numbers who are returning to Judaism but for people of all faiths who are looking for a way to integrate spirituality into their daily lives.

  • Anglais Lifeskills

    Williams Redford

    • Crown publishing group digital
    • 9 June 2010

    Here are the eight skills this book will help you master:
    1. Identify your thoughts and feelings: how to tap into your feelings, especially the negative ones
    2. Evaluate your negative feelings, negative thoughts, and options: how to decide when to take action
    3. Communicate better: how to be a more effective listener and speaker
    4. Empathize with others to understand their behavior: how to appreciate a situation from someone else's point of view
    5. Do problem-solving: how to define the problem, generate alternatives, and evaluate the outcomes
    6. Practice assertion: how to get others to do what you want
    7. Practice acceptance: how to back off without feeling like a failure
    8. Emphasize the positive: how to build better relationships using a proven ratio of positive to negative interactions
    Lifeskills shows how building better relationships is an essential part of preserving health--and offers eight clear steps anyone can use to make that happen.
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Anglais Lucrezia Borgia

    Faunce John

    • Crown publishing group digital
    • 5 May 2010

    "A fascinating story, rich in detail. In every case, Faunce portrays [Lucrezia] believably, with wit and sensitivity."--Library Journal
    Hundreds of years after her death, Lucrezia Borgia remains one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of history, accused of incest, of poisoning her rivals, and even of murdering her own father. Born into scandal, she was the daughter of the treacherous Cardinal Roderigo Borgia, who would later be crowned Pope Alexander VI. When her father ascended the papal throne, young Lucrezia's life changed forever. From then on, Lucrezia would be unable to escape the political ambitions of her father and her brother, the bloodthirsty Cesare Borgia.
    In an era when the Vatican was as decadent and violent as any royal court, Lucrezia was its crown princess. Famed for her beauty, she was a valuable pawn in the marriage game, and Alexander VI would use her to create one alliance after another. When her kindly first husband no longer suited the Pope's needs, Lucrezia's virginity was restored by papal decree (her new maidenhood was declared "miraculous"), and she was married off again, this time to a man she truly loved, Alfonso, Prince of Naples. But her joy was short-lived. Alfonso loathed her brother and refused to participate in the Pope's imperial schemes, which threatened to tear apart the Vatican's political alliances--and Lucrezia's happy marriage.
    In this unforgettable debut, John Faunce perfectly captures the rotten decadnce of the Borgias' papal court and the inner steel of Lucrezia Borgia, one of history's great survivors.
    "Fascinating...a searing portrait of an intelligent woman, cunning enough to shape her own bizarre destiny."--Booklist
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Anglais Marilyn Monroe

    Leaming Barbara

    • Crown publishing group digital
    • 10 February 2010

    Barbara Leaming's Marilyn Monroe is a complex, sympathetic portrait that will totally change the way we view the most enduring icon of American sexuality. To those who think they have heard all there is to hear about Marilyn Monroe, think again. Leaming's book tells a brand-new tale of sexual, psychological, and political intrigue of the highest order. Told for the first time in all its complexity, this is a compelling portrait of a woman at the center of a drama with immensely high stakes, a drama in which the other players are some of the most fascinating characters from the world's of movies, theater, and politics. It is a book that shines a bright light on one of the most tumultuous, frightening, and exciting periods in American culture.
    Basing her research on new interviews and on thousands of primary documents, including revealing letters by Arthur Miller, Elia Kazan, John Huston, Laurence Olivier, Tennessee Williams, Darryl Zanuck, Marilyn's psychiatrist Dr. Ralph Greenson, and many others, Leaming has reconstructed the tangles of betrayal in Marilyn's life. For the first time, a master storyteller has put together all of the pieces and told Marilyn's story with the intensity and drama it so richly deserves.
    At the heart of this book is a sexual triangle and a riveting story of betrayal that has never been told before. You will come away filled with new respect for Marilyn's incredible courage, dignity, and loyalty, and an overwhelming snse of tragedy after witnessing Marilyn, powerless to overcome her demons, move inexorably to her own final, terrible betrayal of herself.
    Marilyn Monroe is a book that will make you think--and will break your heart.
    From the Hardcover edition.

  • Anglais The Mars Mystery

    Hancock Graham

    • Crown publishing group digital
    • 11 August 2010

    An asteroid transformed Mars from a lush planet with rivers and oceans into a bleak and icy hell. Is Earth condemned to the same fate, or can we protect ourselves and our planet from extinction?
    In his most riveting and revealing book yet, Graham Hancock examines the evidence that the barren Red Planet was once home to a lush environment of flowing rivers, lakes, and oceans. Could Mars have sustained life and civilization?
    Megaliths found on the parched shores of Cydonia, a former Martian ocean, mirror the geometrical conventions of the pyramids at Egypt's Giza necropolis. Especially startling is a Sphinx-like structure depicting a face with distinguishable diadem, teeth, mouth and an Egyptian-style headdress. Might there be a connection between the structures of Egypt and those of Mars? Why does NASA continue to dismiss these remarkable anomalies as "a trick of light"? Hancock points to the intriguing possibility that ancient Martian civilization is communicating with us through the remarkable structures it left behind.
    In exploring the possible traces left by the Martian civilization and the cosmic cataclysm that may have ended it, The Mars Mystery is both an illumination of our ancient past and a warning--that we still have time to heed--about our ultimate fate.
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Anglais Medicine for the Earth

    Ingerman Sandra

    • Crown publishing group digital
    • 5 May 2010

    From cross-cultural legends recounting shamanic cures to the biblical accounts of the parting of the Red Sea and Jesus multiplying the loaves and fishes, many spiritual traditions are rich in stories about seemingly inexplicable transformations of the natural world. The ancient healing art of transmutation, in which toxic substances are transformed into "safe" substances, is mentioned in all the world's great spiritual traditions, including Hinduism and Taoism. And while many have tapped this body of work to heal the self, it has yet to be used to heal our environment.
    For twenty years, Sandra Ingerman has studied alternative ways to reverse environmental pollution. In this book, Ingerman takes us on a remarkable journey through the history of transmutation, teaching us how we can use this forgotten technique to change ourselves and our environment. She provides us with creative visualizations, ceremonies, rituals, and chants derived from ancient healing practices that produce miraculous, scientifically proven results. In one dramatic illustration of what can be accomplished when consciousness and awareness fuel our actions, Ingerman describes her own success in transforming the nature of chemically polluted water.
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Anglais The Misunderstood Child Fourth Edition

    Silver Larry B

    • Crown publishing group digital
    • 10 February 2010

    The fully revised and updated must-have resource to help you become a supportive and assertive advocate for your child
    In print for more than twenty years, The Misunderstood Child has become the go-to reference guide for families of children with learning disorders. This newly revised edition provides the latest research and new and updated content, including:
    - How to identify and address specific disabilities, from dyslexia to sensory integration disorder
    - New information on the genetics of learning disorders
    - Expanded sections on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
    - The most recent neurological discoveries about how the brain functions in children with learning disabilities
    - Insights about other neurological disorders common among individuals with learning disabilities, such as anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, anger-control problems, depression, and tic disorders
    - Resources, Web sites, and organizations that can aid the treatment process and offer support for both parent and child
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Anglais Natural Beauty

    DuPriest Laura

    • Crown publishing group digital
    • 28 April 2010

    Salon Secrets at a Fraction of the Cost
    Now it is easy to look and feel beautiful, without spending a fortune. Did you know that a mix of equal parts vegetable oil and sugar is not only the cheapest way to exfoliate your face, but it's also the best? Or that by combining specific amounts of sugar, water, and lemon juice, you can create a homemade "wax" and comfortably eliminate unwanted hair for over six?
    Beauty expert and aesthetician Laura DuPriest offers countless ideas and recipes that will help you create the natural and attractive look you desire while providing motivational tips to enhance your inner beauty. Inside, you'll find simple recipes and step-by-step directions for:
    ·Strawberry Citrus Mask
    ·Egyptian-Style Milk Bath
    ·Basic Cleanser for All Skin Types
    ·Homemade Moisturizing Shampoo
    ·Aromatherapy Bath Salts
    ·Baby Massage Oil
    ·Foot-Soaking Fizzies
    ·Salon-Style Hand Treatment
    ·And much more!
    Pamper yourself, easily and affordably: You'll look better, feel better, and discover that natural beauty is a way of life you love.
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Anglais Natural Health Bible for Dogs & Cats

    Messonnier Shawn

    • Crown publishing group digital
    • 7 July 2010

    2000 Winner, Better Health for Life Award, Cat Writer's Association (CWA)
    When it comes to your dog's or your cat's health, you want the best health care available. But did you know that conventional medicine is not the only answer, or even the best answer?
    Inside you'll learn from a respected veterinarian how the therapeutic wonders of natural medicine can benefit your dog or cat. This comprehensive guide discusses more than 40 common conditions or diseases that can affect your pet and how they can be treated or improved with natural medicine.
    Easy to understand and use, with cross-references between conditions and treatments, this informative resource includes:
    ·An A-Z guide to common health conditions
    ·An A-Z guide to herbs, vitamins, and supplements
    ·Dietary recommendations for specific health concerns
    ·Proven complementary therapies for your pet
    ·And much, much more!
    Do your pet a great favor--add this complete reference to your library. You'll both be glad you did.
    Inside, natural treatments for:
    ·Allergies
    ·Obesity
    ·Cancer
    ·Kidney Disease
    ·Arthritis
    ·Heart Disease
    ·Feline Leukemia
    ·Dental Disease
    ·Ear Infections
    ·And many more common conditions
    "Incredibly well thought-out and organized. This bible will serve as an excellent reference for veterinarians and pet owners alike." --L. Phillips Brown, D.V.M., prodct manager, Inter-Cal Nutraceuticals
    "A concise overview of common animal conditions and available complementary therapies that will help readers ensure their pets and patients receive the best treatment." --Myrna Milani, D.V.M., author, Preparing for the Loss of Your Pet
    "This bible is a 'new testament' that may help pet caregivers heal their sick pets." --Alice Villalobos, D.V.M.
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Anglais The New Thought Police

    Bruce Tammy

    • Crown publishing group digital
    • 26 May 2010

    Stop the Left from Policing Your Mind
    Our freedom to speak our minds is under attack. Like the Thought Police of George Orwell's 1984, powerful special interest groups on the Left are mounting a withering assault on our rights in the name of "social equality." Liberty has been turned on its ear as the rights of the few restrict the freedom of everyone. In The New Thought Police, author Tammy Bruce, a self-described lesbian feminist activist, cuts through the deluge of politically correct speech and thought codes to expose the dangerous rise of Left-wing McCarthyism. Provocative and persuasive, this book is a clarion call to anyone interested in preserving liberty.
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Anglais New Hope for Children and Teens with Bipolar Disorder

    Birmaher Boris

    • Crown publishing group digital
    • 11 December 2013

    With proper diagnosis and early intervention, there is unlimited hope for children and teens diagnosed with bipolar disorder to lead fulfilling and enjoyable lives, starting today.
    Inside, you'll discover compassionate and informative methods to help manage the diagnosis and develop the natural strengths, gifts, and skills that every child has to offer. Written by a top expert in the field, this life-changing book is presented in clear, straightforward language that dispels the myths about bipolar disorder and offers real solutions. You'll uncover keen insight and the latest options for helping your bipolar child or teen by understanding:
    * The causes of bipolar disorder
    * The path and outcome of bipolar disorder in children and teens
    * The latest biological treatments and psychosocial therapies, and how to use them
    * How to handle behavioral and academic problems, as well as assess and manage suicidal tendencies
    * And much more
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Anglais The Nine Fantasies That Will Ruin Your Life (and the Eight Realities T

    Browne Joy

    • Crown publishing group digital
    • 17 February 2010

    Dr. Joy Browne has spent nearly twenty years advising thousands of women and men about their frustrations and disappointments. She has diagnosed the ways we get in trouble and stay there. In turn, Dr. Joy has developed a proven prescription to free us from our self-defeating thoughts and habits that allows for real progress toward our goals. She calls her plan for emotional health The Nine Fantasies That Will Ruin Your Life and the Eight Realities That Will Save You.
    In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Joy Browne shows you how to apply these simple, powerful ideas to your marriage, personal relationships, career, finances, health, and every other area of your life. No matter how difficult or long-standing your problems, Dr. Joy will show you how to become a fearless, focused, and, most important, happy adventurer in your own life. That may sound like a fantasy, but you can make it your new reality.
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Anglais Opal

    Whiteley Opal

    • Crown publishing group digital
    • 14 April 2010

    A lyrical, lovely, and deeply touching adaptation of an authentic journal kept by an orphaned sixyearold girllater believed to be a French princessliving in an Oregon lumber camp at the turn of the century. 24 blackandwhite photographs.
    From the Hardcover edition.

  • Anglais Poemcrazy

    Wooldridge Susan G

    • Crown publishing group digital
    • 30 September 2009

    Following the success of several recent inspirational and practical books for would-be writers, Poemcrazy is a perfect guide for everyone who ever wanted to write a poem but was afraid to try. Writing workshop leader Susan Wooldridge shows how to think, use one's senses, and practice exercises that will make poems more likely to happen.
    From the Hardcover edition.

  • Anglais Positive Discipline: A Teacher's A-Z Guide

    Escobar Linda

    • Crown publishing group digital
    • 30 September 2009

    Take Back the Classroom and Make a Positive Difference in Your Students' Lives
    Many teachers today are facing problems and discipline issues they never dreamed of when they decided to become teachers. Combine violence, behavioral disorders, and downright defiant attitudes from students with the age-old problems of bullying, poor attendance, and more, and the mix is positively lethal. However, there are effective, positive strategies for restoring order and turning the teacher-student relationship into one of mutual respect.
    Applicable to all grade levels, this comprehensive A to Z guide addresses modern-day problems and practical solutions for establishing an effective learning environment. Inside, you'll discover:
    ·The 17 fundamental tools of positive discipline
    ·Real-life stories of proven positive discipline strategies
    ·Suggestions for establishing and maintaining respectful, nurturing relationships with students
    ·And much more!
    "Overcome obstacles and get back to why you became a teacher in the first place: to empower students with confidence, self-respect, and resourcefulness."
    --Bill Scott, principal, Birney Elementary School, Murietta, Georgia
    "An inspiring, information-packed book. All teachers--from those just beginning to those with many years of experience--will find the tools of positive discipline easy to use."
    --Phillip Harris, Ed.D., director, Center for Professional Development and Services, Phi Delta Kappa International
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Anglais Positive Discipline for Childcare Providers

    Erwin Cheryl

    • Crown publishing group digital
    • 25 August 2010

    Empowering Methods for Effective Childcare
    As a professional childcare provider, you want to create an environment that is inviting and nurturing for children as well as encouraging for your adult staff. You want to find ways to form a partnership with parents in their children's development. Simply put, you want to provide an all-around quality childcare experience at every level. This book is also great for parents who want to take an active role in assuring the best childcare for their children.
    Positive Discipline for Childcare Providers offers a thorough, practical program that is easily adaptable to any childcare or preschool situation and setting. Inside are workable solutions to many of today's toughest childcare issues and everything you need to develop an enriching experience for children, parents, and workers alike. You'll learn how to:
    ·Create a setting where children can laugh, learn, and grow
    ·Support healthy physical, emotional, and cognitive development in all children, including those with special needs
    ·Encourage parents to establish a partnership with you and provide the same kind, firm limits and respectful environment at home
    ·Uncover support and learning opportunities for yourself and fellow childcare providers
    ·And much more!
    "In a magical way, Positive Discipline for Childcare Providers demonstrates techniques that decrease misbehavior by increasing the child's sense of cpability, courage, and community feeling."
    --Rob Guttenberg, a state-certified childcare trainer, director of parenting education at YMCA Youth Services Maryland, and author of The Parent As Cheerleader
    "Wow! This book is an incredible resource full of effective and practical ideas--from creating an environment where everyone feels welcome to a model of discipline that respects and empowers adults and children."
    --Mary Jamin Maguire, M.A., L.P., LICSW, trainer, Minnesota School-Age Childcare Training Network
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Anglais Practical Kabbalah

    Wolf Laibl

    • Crown publishing group digital
    • 19 May 2010

    Kabbalah is an ancient Jewish wisdom that explains the laws of spiritual energy. Up until very recently the Kabbalah was reserved for the elite, those who only after years of scholarship and practice were allowed to enter this mystical realm. However, one doesn't need to devote one's life to intense study to reap the rich rewards of the Kabbalah. With just a basic understanding of a few key concepts, our lives can be enriched immensely. We can then begin to fulfill our deepest dreams and reach our most important goals, becoming the people we long to become.
    By learning to understand the Sefirot--the ten spiritual properties that flow from the cosmic source into our heart--we can connect to the universe and profoundly transform our experience of daily life. For example, Hessed, or "loving-kindness," represents the desire to be generous, while Gevurah is the desire to focus intently or withhold. These properties must be balanced in order for harmony and well-being to occur. Rabbi Laibl Wolf shows how to maintain that balance and enjoy a healthy and productive life by using simple meditation and creative visualization techniques to grasp the spiritual nature of our life.
    Practical Kabbalah draws upon ancient wisdom but offers a modern interpretation and easy-to-understand techniques for delving deeper into our selves and our world and for reaping the bounteous gifts that were always meant for us.
    From the Trade Paperback editin.

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