Author: Sarah Crossan
Publisher: A&C Black
When oxygen levels plunge in a treeless world, a state lottery decides which lucky few will live inside the Pod. Everyone else will slowly suffocate. Be left breathless by this gripping, zeitgeist dystopian thriller
Author: Sarah Crossan
Publisher: A&C Black
Sequel to the brilliant and compelling Breathe (Mad Max for the eco-generation, it's a superlative dystopian thriller' - Lovereading4kids) by an extraordinary writing talent
Author: Carly Phillips
Publisher: CP Publishing
She kept their child a secret. Can he give her a second chance and the happily ever after she’s always wanted? Completing his newest renovation job is the chance Jake Nichols needs to prove himself to his mentor, to make his daughter proud, to feel like himself again after his divorce. He’s used to starting over. From troubled teen to successful contractor, sometimes it feels like starting over is all he’s ever done. Discovering his first love is in charge of the project changes everything. Phoebe Ward. She’s not what he remembers. She’s better. Grown up, more beautiful than ever, and back in his life. Phoebe is no stranger to starting over either. Her days in foster care and her life as a teenage mother taught her how to survive … despite the broken heart she still carries inside her. She thought she’d never see Jake Nichols again. Until a client meeting brings her face to face with her first love. A boy… now a sexy man she thought she’d never see again … and the father of her child. After all these years, they finally have a chance to finish their story—if they can find their faith in a happy ending. A Standalone Novel
Author: N. M. Catalano
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
**Includes BONUS content, Trifecta as the introduction** Snake Hell is ruled by a queen. She wears stilettos like a boss, fishnets like a porn star, and carries weapons like makeup. She crashed into my life at the absolute worst time, because life's a bitch like that. But there's no way I'm letting her leave. She's bat-shit crazy, and she's mine. Correction, she's ours. Because I'm not sure how long I can give her. But she belongs to us now. The bad guys are coming, not only for all of us, but for her too. Her situation I can deal with, it's our mess that's the problem. I just have to keep her out of trouble long enough to fix it. How do you tame the Queen Of Hell? You save her. That's what I'm doing. Raven I have rules. 1. Don't get attached. 2. Wear the right heels. 3. Don't. Trust. Anyone. That all went to hell when my life collided with the men of The Program. It seems if one isn't threatening me, the other wants to save me. Everything was fine. Until it wasn't. I used to have control. When Snake got a hold of me, it seemed control took a permanent vacation with no forwarding number. That's just fine. He's handed me carte blanche to use him. I'll use him alright, I'll let him think he's the knight in shining armor riding in to save me. Beware Snake Priest, the Queen Of Hell will always burn the Priest. **For mature audiences only. It is a bit dark and slightly twisted, a heart pounding rollercoaster ride right from the start. MFM. MMF, MMFFMM
Author: Belisa Vranich
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Insomnia? Gone. Anxiety? Gone. All without medication. Unpleasant side effects from blood pressure pills? Gone. A cheap and effective way to combat cardiovascular disease, immune dysfunction, obesity, and GI disorders? Yes. Sounds too good to be true? Believe it. Contemporary science confirms what generations of healers have observed through centuries of practice: Breath awareness can turn on the body’s natural abilities to prevent and cure illness. The mental and physical stresses of modern life, such as anxiety, frustration, sexual dysfunction, insomnia, high blood pressure, digestive woes, and immune dysfunction can all be addressed through conscious control of your breath. In addition, it can increase energy, accelerate healing, improve cognitive skills, and enhance mental balance. Yet most of us stopped breathing in the anatomically “right” way, the way to take advantage of these benefits, when we were four or five years old. We now mostly breathe in a way that is anatomically incongruous and makes for more illness. Dr. Vranich shows readers how to turn back the tide of stress and illness, and improve the overall quality of their life through a daily breathing workout. In a fascinating, straightforward, jargon-free exploration of how our bodies were meant to breathe, Dr. Belisa Vranich delves into the ins and outs of proper breathing. By combining both anatomy and fitness with psychology and mindfulness, Dr. Vranich gives readers a way of solving health problems at the crux and healing themselves from the inside out. BREATHE is an easy-to-follow guide to breathing exercises that will increase energy, help lose weight, and make readers feel calmer and happier.
Learning to Breathe
Author: Patricia C. Broderick
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Disruptive behavior in the classroom, poor academic performance, out-of-control emotions: if you work with adolescents, you are well-aware of the challenges this age group presents. What if there was a way to calm these students down and arm them with the mindfulness skills needed to really excel in school and life? Written by mindfulness expert and licensed clinical psychologist Patricia C. Broderick, Learning to Breatheis a secular program that tailors the teaching of mindfulness to the developmental needs of adolescents to help them understand their thoughts and feelings and manage distressing emotions. Students will be empowered by learning important mindfulness meditation skills that help them improve emotion regulation, reduce stress, improve overall performance, and, perhaps most importantly, develop their attention. The book also includes a website link with student handouts and homework assignments, making it an ideal classroom tool. The book integrates certain themes of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, into a program that is shorter, more accessible to students, and compatible with school curricula. Students will learn to pay attention in the moment, manage emotions as they are perceived, and gain greater control over their own feelings and actions. These mindfulness practices offer the opportunity to develop hardiness in the face of uncomfortable feelings that otherwise might provoke a response that could be harmful (e.g. acting out by taking drugs, displaying violent behavior or acting in by becoming more depressed). This easy-to-use manual is designed to be used by teachers, but can also be used by any mental health provider teaching adolescents emotion regulation, stress reduction and mindfulness skills. The author is a graduate of the MBSR advanced practicum at the Center for Mindfulness in Massachusetts, led by Jon Kabat-Zinn. She is also a clinical psychologist and a certified school psychologist and counselor for grades K-12. In the book, Broderick calls on her years of experience working with adolescents to outline the best strategies for dealing with disruption in the classroom and emotions that are out of hand. The book is structured around six themes built upon the acronym BREATHE, and each theme has a core message. The program allows for themes to be delivered in 6 longer or 18 shorter sessions, depending upon time and needs of students. The 6 core lessons are: Body, Reflection, Emotions, Attention, Tenderness, and Healthy Mind Habits. Learning to Breathe is the perfect tool for empowering students as they grapple with the psychological tasks of adolescence.
Author: Rebecca Donovan
Although Emma Thomas's secret abusive home life has been exposed and her tormentor eliminated, she is still haunted by her experience, and must learn to reclaim her life.
Author: N M Catalano
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
4 inked men. 1 is very, very bad. He made me an offer. One I accepted. His friends made me another. One I shouldn't. I really, really shouldn't. But I'm not that girl anymore. The one I left behind, the one who does what's expected, the one who has no choice. The one with secrets. I ran away from that life, and hope it never finds me. I can choose to do what I want, with who I want. Now. Finally. I've heard the talk, the whispers, and all of the innuendos. I know what they do. All of them. Together. Then I accepted his offer. He did things to me, he awakened things inside of me. He's made me into something I never, ever thought I'd be. He's the filthiest man I know, but he worships me with his lust. How can I say no? I was going to stay away from her. Then they made me claim her. If I didn't, then they all would. Together. At the same time. She's mine. I've got a past, secrets of my own. I'm not a man who does commitment, my life doesn't allow it. But then she appeared out of nowhere. She's a mystery, a beautiful, innocent enigma, one I want to mark. Literally. The problem is, I'm not sure I'll be able to stop. *18+ strong language and sexual content. A bit of a RomCom, a bit of suspense, it's a bit dark, and, yeah, maybe a hint twisted. The boys have got it all.*
Author: Dan Brule
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Hailed by Tony Robbins as the “definitive breathwork handbook,” Just Breathe will teach you how to harness your breath to reduce stress, increase productivity, balance your health, and find the path to spiritual awakening. Big meeting jitters? Anxiety over a test or taxes? Hard time focusing? What if you could control your outcomes and change results simply by regulating your breath? In this simple and revolutionary guide, world-renowned pioneer of breathwork Dan Brulé shares the Breath Mastery technique that has helped people in more than fifty countries reduce anxiety, improve their health, and tap infinite stores of energy. Just Breathe reveals the truth that elite athletes, champion martial artists, Navy SEAL warriors, first responders, and spiritual yogis have always known—when you regulate your breathing, you can moderate your state of well-being. So if you want to clear and calm your mind and spark peak performance, the secret is just a breath away. Breathwork gives you the tools to achieve benefits in a wide range of issues including: managing acute/chronic pain; helping with insomnia, weight loss, attention deficit, anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief; improving intuition, creativity, mindfulness, self-esteem, and leadership; and much more. Recommended “for those who wish to destress naturally” (Library Journal), Just Breathe will help you utilize your breath to benefit your body, mind, and spirit.
The Breathing Series
Author: Rebecca Donovan
Collects the first two novels about Emma Thomas's attempts to reclaim her life while surviving an abusive home life.
Drowning to Breathe
Author: A. L. Jackson
Publisher: A.L. Jackson Books Inc.
The danger in pretending is it becoming real... Sebastian Stone, Sunder front man and guitarist with a rap sheet about ten miles long, escaped to Savannah, Georgia, to get away from the trouble he’d caused. Not find more of it. The moment he saw Shea Bentley, he saw beneath all her sweet and innocence to something that went deeper. Darker. Their relationship was built on secrets; their love built on lies. Sebastian never imagined how deep her secrets went. When the past and present collide, Sebastian and Shea find themselves fighting for a future neither believed they deserved. Their passion is consuming and their need unending. Now, holding the truth in his hands, Sebastian is faced with sacrificing everything he’s come to love to protect Shea and his family. Two pasts intertwined. Two lives bound. Will their demons drown them or will Shea and Sebastian finally learn to breathe? Drowning to Breathe is Book 2 of 2 in Sebastian and Shea's passionate love story. If you haven't read A Stone in the Sea, please begin there for full reading experience.
Author: Richard Firshein
Publisher: Grand Central Pub
A unique program to combat asthma focuses on eliminating the underlying causes of the disease and references up-to-date information about nutrition, vitamin therapy, food allergies, immunological research, and alternative therapies.
The Breathing Book
Author: Donna Farhi
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
A new approach to improving quality of life through your most accessible resource: your breath. Internationally renowned yoga instructor Donna Farhi presents a refreshingly simple and practical guide to reestablishing proper breathing techniques that will dramatically improve your physical and mental health. Complete with more that seventy-five photos and illustrations, The Breaking Book offers a thorough and inspiring program that you can tailor to your specific needs. Whether you need an energy boost or are seeking a safe, hassle-free way to cope with everyday stress, you will find answers here. These safe and easy-to-learn techniques can also be used to treat asthma, depression, eating disorders, insomnia, arthritis, chronic pain, and other debilitating conditions. "Donna Farhi has been a student, researcher, and teacher of the breath for many years, and now we get to reap the results of her studies in this exquisite manual." -- Yoga Journal
Reason to Breathe
Author: Rebecca Donovan
Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited (UK)
All she wants is to hide away, but love has found her . . . In a town where people worry about what they're seen in and who they're seen with, Emma Thomas doesn't want to be seen at all. She's more concerned with feigning perfection - which means pulling down her sleeves to conceal the bruises. Emma doesn't want anyone to know how far from perfect her life truly is. But when Emma unexpectedly finds love it challenges her to recognize her own worth, at the risk of revealing the terrible secret she's desperate to hide.
Here’s a drug-free, side effect–free solution to common stress and mood problems—developed by two physicians. Millions of Americans suffer from mood problems and stress-related issues including anxiety, depression, insomnia, and trauma-induced emotions and behaviors; and most would prefer not to take medication for their conditions due to troublesome side effects, withdrawal symptoms, and disappointing success rates. Drs. Richard P. Brown and Patricia L. Gerbarg provide a drug-free alternative that works through a range of simple breathing techniques drawn from yoga, Buddhist meditation, the Chinese practice of qigong, Orthodox Christian monks, and other sources. These methods have been scientifically shown to be effective in alleviating specific stress and mood challenges such as anxiety, insomnia, post-traumatic stress disorder, and many others. The authors explain how breathing practices activate communication pathways between the mind and the body, positively impacting the brain and calming the stress response.