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by Shana and Rick Morrison
This book is inspired by a true story of 5 year old Shana who, when asked for a hug from her Grandfather, told her Grandfather that she was all out of hugs and had to go to the store to get more!
This is a beautiful tale of self-discovery that illustrates how life’s greatest gifts are closer than we think. Through Shana’s adventures, children will learn more about self-awareness, self-reliance, and develop a greater understanding of affection and love. The Hug Store also features a list of over a dozen reasons why hugs are not only healthy for our body, mind and well-being, but why they are actually essential!
by Julie J. Morley
This book celebrates the life of medicine man Thomas One Wolf, who touched many lives with his ceremony and wisdom.
For Thomas, spreading the message of hope, compassion, and love for Mother Earth was crucial. He hoped that humanity would become “the good united tribe of the two-legged,” unified by our intrinsic relatedness, embracing of our differences, and caring for each other and our planet first and foremost. He felt that these ancient, symbiotic principles of life were the only sustainable basis for humanity’s future.
by Yukio Takizawa, MD
Sake, Health and Longevity by Yukio Takizawa, MD is an outstanding introduction to sake, the nutritional and national beverage of Japan.
Dr. Takizawa establishes the health benefits of sake in preventing the incidence of life-style related diseases inevitable in modern living. Included in the book is valuable information on the cultural history of sake of this wonderful and uniquely soothing beverage, as well as the cultural history of sake, its manufacture and accompaniment to Japanese seasons and festivals, and food recipes wherein one can use sake's subtle flavors.
by Reiko Suenega
Finally, a book of traditional and modern simple home cooking recipes created from easily obtainable ingredients
that will help any cook who would love to effortlessly bring the historic culture of Japanese cuisine to the dining room table. With beautiful photography by Sadamu Saito and personal anecdotal insights by author Reiko Suenaga. This book will soon become a treasured resource for pleasing family and friends.
Spiritual Healing by Dr. Minamu, well known Japanese surgeon and healer, is a profound look into the realities of non-traditional medical healing.
As society becomes more complex and modern pressures on humans increase, illnesses become more complicated, and more difficult to diagnose and treat. Dr. Minamu offers hope and dynamic non-invasive modalities in the restoration of basic well-being and vitality. Providing insights into psychological and other mysterious causes of contemporary disease, 'Spiritual Healing' discusses treatments and cures that are available to physicians and patients willing to consider holistic and non-traditional paths to real health.
by Irina Yasina
This is a heart warming story about a group of courageous trauma survivor kids in a Russian hospital and how they deal with their individual recovery.
The author Irina Yasina also gives a detailed world history of how differently-abled people were medically treated and socially abused and ostracized, as well how in modern times social organizations developed to help the differently-abled to integate better into society. This is an book important for all people, not just the differently-abled. The book stresses the importance of understanding the value of each person's life and how to humanely treat people that have survived tragic accidents. Even the healthiest, strongest and most beautiful individuals may one day find themselves in major life-changing and unfavorable circumstances, so we should all develop a greater capacity for one of our best and most natural human features--compassion.
by Marina Butovskaya
People are born and people die. Different people around the world have unique customs and traditions associated with birth and death.
What is birth or death? What is male or female? Why are the births of boys and girls treated differently? How do different peoples bury their dead? You will find out the answers to these questions and a lot more in this book by Marina Bytovskaya. It is a story about the friendship between a Russian girl and a Native Papuan girl and what they learned by taking care of some orphaned kittens.
by Hitoshi Goto
A mystery thriller set in modern Europe that scans back to European medieval period. Logic upon logic is required of the reader’s reasoning skills in order to unravel the secrets locked within the novel’s multi-layered structure.
The story follows the exploits of Professor Tomii who stumbles upon a mysterious painting by a deceased Japanese artist in Switzerland. The painting of the Siege of Montsegur, a final battle fought in southern France in the 13th century by the Cathars, a medieval Christian sect, draws Professor Tomii deeper and deeper into the mysterious circumstances of the painting, the artist and an unsolved murder that the artist witnessed. In the classic styles of Umberto Eco, Agatha Christi and Ellery Queen, author Hiroshi Goto weaves a substantial and complex tale that keeps the reader stumbling through mazes of rationales and counter-rationales. The mysteries in the Labyrinth of the Scriptrium are finally totally unlocked in Mr. Goto’s subsequent novel Gutenberg-Dämmerung (Twilight of Gutenberg).
by Jacqueline Rieder Hud
Hidden memories of abuse and violence, secreted sexuality and ecstasies, revelations of deep femininity are revealed - nothing less than the entire jaggedness of our collective unconscious-- the stuff that we don't ordinarily
by Tommy Donovan
Coming-of-age memoir depicts the struggles of the son of an Irish immigrant growing up in an all-Jewish neighborhood in the Bronx before and during 1960s. Tommy must wrestle with family dysfunction while in the streets he must
navigate a world where being a goy (gentile) confers a hurtful outsider status on him. He struggles not to surrender to the pull of drug addiction while fighting to break free and flee the Bronx for good.
by Timothy J. Tate
ZooGaia is a cautionary tale, a fable, describing the effects of a world run amok. It is the first book of the Zoogaia trilogy that describes a world dominated by a lost patriarchy. Aurora, a teenage avatar,
is confronted by the pain and distress of earth’s precious creatures being killed slowly by man’s greed and ignorance. Aurora leads the charge on shifting the literal and mythic landscape of Gaia, our own Mother Earth. Along with the help of the animals living everywhere on the landscape of Gaia’s this our ancient and beautiful world, Aurora’s attempts to usher in a new and sane age creates an adventure story that both shocks and gives hope.
by Michael Piller
Michael Piller, who played a major role in saving the Star Trek franchise, has written not only a textbook on screenplay writing but also an inside look at the writing process that resulted in the franchise’s 1998 film Star Trek: Insurrection.
For students of film and television as well as for Star Trek fans – of which there are legions – this is a sought-after look at the screenwriting process from concept to final film script through the inclusion of treatments, story meetings, storyboards, and the moving of the Trek characters on the resultant creative chessboard. Fans, hungry for this kind of rare access, may well be thoroughly engrossed in and entertained by the book; whereas students of writing for television and film will definitely benefit from this textbook as not only reference material but also as an annotated resource on this particular film or on the entire Star Trek oeuvre, in general.
by Capt. Bob Stephens
This collection of evocative poetry portrays the romantic feelings of Capt. Bob, a real sea captain and poet with a true sense of adventure in love and in life.
Capturing the dynamics of both deep relationships and uncertain flings, Capt. Bob is fearless is describing the excitements and the disappointments of contemporary amorous journeys.