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If you’re ready to end the struggle with your inner voices, this book is for you. Full and Fulfilled will help you stop the self-hate, self-sabotage, and the unceasing sense of failure about your eating. Instead, you will learn how to use messages from your intuitive eater that will allow you to eat for both pleasure and health. Through a series of easy-to-use instructions, suggestions and worksheets, you will learn how to interpret your own body’s signals and physical needs. And, you’ll gain a clear understanding of how these signals are linked to your emotional and spiritual needs as well. 

Many of us long to hear God’s voice, yet we often overlook the great wisdom God gave us in our bodies. This 40-day guide to holy listening offers daily meditations that can be completed in as little as 30 minutes. Each meditation includes scripture, yoga postures, a breath prayer, suggested essential oils, and reflection questions. The book provides descriptions and simple illustrations of yoga poses and suggests seated poses as modifications for all poses, making it accessible to both experienced yoga practitioners and those new to yoga. Allow this book to invite you on a journey of holy listening as you explore ancient tools and new ways of experiencing the presence of God.

Your life is a story, and it’s yours to write, all the way through to the end. There are numerous decisions to be made regarding aging, illness, and end-of-life issues, but many people put off those decisions until it’s too late. How to Live Forever seeks to lay a foundation for people to live well in the time they have, to leave their stories behind as their legacies, and to write their own best ending so that their final wishes can be honored. How to Live Forever will provide you with tools and prompts that can help you have difficult conversations regarding legal decisions, health care plans, relationships, and death and dying. If we recognize the finite nature of our days, we can live purposefully, plan ahead for the end of our life story, and die without regret, living fully to the end and finishing well.

Referred to as one of Chicago’s best clean female comedians and speakers,Tracy DeGraaf has made a name for herself with her one-woman comedy show “Life Happens Laugh Anyway.” DeGraaf pulls material from her experiences as a wife, mother of five sons and middle-aged woman for her comedy shows and also for her book titled, Laugh Anyway Mom. This hilarious book is filled with laugh-out-loud stories that are sure to resonate with every mom! This book will make you laugh and cry as Tracy reminds you how to keep your sense of humor and to reconnect with the true joys of motherhood. The last chapter encourages readers to turn to faith in Jesus Christ for ultimate and lasting joy!

All businesses are based on relationships. The two most crucial relationships that are foundational to the success of your business are: 1) The relationship you have with yourself and 2) The relationship you have with money. These two relationships are also the ones that most of us neglect. What do you believe about yourself? What do you believe about money? What if everything you thought you knew about making money was actually NOT true? What if this is why you’re not making more money? This book is all about exposing the lies we tell ourselves about making money as a coach. Only after debunking these lies can we begin to uncover the truth that sets us free — free to sign more clients, help more people and make more money.

There is an art to attempting to balance the challenging demands of motherhood and career, and it only gets more strenuous for those mothers who decide to take the risk and bank on their business idea. The demands and pressures of that lifestyle are extremely difficult to understand without actually experiencing it. Real Tales of a Mompreneur captures the stories of women that took the chance and are succeeding in business and motherhood. They prove that the right small business idea paired with a lot of hard work can make a mompreneur successful beyond even their wildest dreams.