Erosion: Essays of Undoing – Terry Tempest Williams

Fierce, timely, and unsettling essays from an important and beloved writer and conservationist Terry Tempest Williams’s fierce, spirited, and magnificent essays are a howl in the desert. She sizes up the continuing assaults on America’s public lands and the erosion of our commitment to the open space of democracy. She asks: “How do we find the strength to not look away from all that is breaking our hearts?” We know the elements of erosion: wind, water, and time. They have shaped the spectacular physical landscape ...

The Rock and the Raindrop: A Space in Time – Bjorn Wythette

In this lighthearted romp through a serious world, a Rock and a Raindrop explore the many ways—always subtle and often clever—God reveals Himself to us through nature. Along the way, they explore the notion that we are fledgling spirits in a decidedly material world, and contemplate the wonderful and rather extraordinary implications lying therein. Reminiscent of Aesop’s Fables, The Rock and the Raindrop is a powerful exposé on life from nature’s point of view. “A rejuvenating stroll through the woods that serves as a balm for the soul.” ...



To Shake the Sleeping Self: A Journey from Oregon to Patagonia, and a Quest for a Life with No Regret – Jedidiah Jenkins

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “With winning candor, Jedidiah Jenkins takes us with him as he bicycles across two continents and delves deeply into his own beautiful heart.”—Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild and Tiny Beautiful Things On the eve of turning thirty, terrified of being funneled into a life he didn’t choose, Jedidiah Jenkins quit his dream job and spent sixteen months cycling from Oregon to Patagonia. He chronicled the trip on Instagram, where his photos and reflections drew hundreds of thousands of followers, all gathered around the question: What ...



The Longing for Less: Living with Minimalism – Kyle Chayka

“More than just a story of an abiding cultural preoccupation, The Longing For Less peels back the commodified husk of minimalism to reveal something surprising and thoroughly alive.” -Jenny Odell, author of How to Do Nothing “Thoughtful and absorbing . . . A superb outing from a gifted young critic that will spark joy in many readers.” –Kirkus Reviews, starred review “Less is more”: Everywhere we hear the mantra. Marie Kondo and other decluttering gurus promise that shedding our stuff will solve our problems. We commit to cleanse diets ...



Find Your Weigh – Shellie Bowdoin

When has a diet ever yielded long-term weight results? If you have ever felt hopeless about your weight or struggled with the up and down rollercoaster of yo-yo dieting, Find Your Weigh offers a new perspective and proactive steps to change your relationship with food. When we think about losing weight, we immediately think of a diet. However, diets are only short-term fixes to target our weight, which is really just a symptom of our behavior with food. If we really want to change our ...



The Paradox of Generosity – Christian Smith

Determining why, when, and to whom people feel compelled to be generous affords invaluable insight into positive and problematic ways of life. Organ donation, volunteering, and the funding of charities can all be illuminated by sociological and psychological perspectives on how American adults conceive of and demonstrate generosity. Focusing not only on financial giving but on the many diverse forms generosity can take, Christian Smith and Hilary Davidson show the deep impact-usually good, sometimes destructive-that giving has on individuals. The Paradox of Generosity is the first ...



The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz

In The Four Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love. • A New York Times bestseller for over a decade • Over 8.5 million copies sold in the U.S. • Translated into 46 languages worldwide “This book by don Miguel Ruiz, simple yet ...

This I Cannot Explain – Poetry for a Purpose – Joe Barnabas

This I Cannot Explain – the title says it all. This is a collection of poems. There are many unexplainable things in life. Can you explain: why Dreams never come true? Why you can’t have it all? Why a god hanging on a wall argues with a God in you? Why laughter can cover up a Genie? Can you tell the sweetest and strongest thing on earth? What is the true nature of betrayal? Why knitting is type of holiday? These and many more questions ...