Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), as pioneered by Jon Kabat-Zinn and others, is now being successfully applied in myriad areas of human activity—and most recently, in education. It’s no surprise that psychologists and educators have found that mindfulness-based practices improve attention and performance and reduce stress in the classroom and in other school-based activities. This practical… Read More

Afghanistan, March 2002. In the early morning darkness on a frigid mountaintop, a U.S. soldier is stranded, alone, surrounded by fanatical al Qaeda fighters. For the man’s fellow Navy SEALs, and for waiting teams of Army Rangers, there was only one rule now: leave no one behind. In this gripping you-are-there account–based on stunning eyewitness… Read More

Written to inspire world change one person at a time. Seeds… is a story of great personal change, walking readers down the path to their own. Using the metaphor of organic gardening, we go from choosing life change, to its realization, considering concepts as diverse as weeding and pest control to love. Told in a… Read More

Cyrus the Great, also known as Cyrus the Elder, was the founder of the Achaemenid Empire. Under his rule, the empire embraced all the previous civilized states of the ancient Near East, expanded vastly and eventually conquered most of Southwest Asia and much of Central Asia and the Caucasus. From the Mediterranean Sea and Hellespont… Read More

We live in the information age.  Our five senses are constantly being bombarded by outside stimuli.  The way we live, communicate, and interact with each other has changed dramatically over the years, and as result these changes have induced various types of habit-forming behavior.  The social side effects have translated into a rise in addiction. … Read More

With shocking revelations that made headlines in papers across the country, Pulitzer-Prize-winner Tim Weiner gets at the truth behind the CIA and uncovers here why nearly every CIA Director has left the agency in worse shape than when he found it; and how these profound failures jeopardize our national security. From the Trade Paperback edition.… Read More

While striving for inclusivity, equality, and a full life, people with disabilities are frequently confronted with pity and isolation, and are routinely disenfranchised by a focus on perceived weaknesses rather than strengths and abilities. In Ability Therapy, author Sarah Cecelia Ann Mueller offers words of wisdom and insight based on her own experiences, encouraging others who… Read More

Published with a new afterword from the author—the classic, bestselling account of how the modern Middle East was created The Middle East has long been a region of rival religions, ideologies, nationalisms, and ambitions. All of these conflicts—including the hostilities between Arabs and Israelis, and the violent challenges posed by Iraq’s competing sects—are rooted in… Read More

This little book, with its wise elfin characters, is designed to help you find ways of connecting with yourself, with others, with God. A few moments alone with Loneliness Therapy, and you will realize that if you seek, you will find. You’ll find that you’re really not alone at all! Daniel Grippo is the editor of… Read More

This vivid New York Times bestseller about 1950s America from a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist is “an engrossing sail across a pivotal decade” (Time). Joe McCarthy. Marilyn Monroe. The H-bomb. Ozzie and Harriet. Elvis. Civil rights. It’s undeniable: The fifties were a defining decade for America, complete with sweeping cultural change and political upheaval. This decade… Read More