What Almost Dying Teaches Us About How to Live

Hi Friends, As we move into Spring, we want to talk with you about death, rebirth, and what near-death experiences can teach all of us about how to live our lives with intention, satisfaction, and awareness.The morning after esteemed Dr. Bruce Greyson treated an unconscious patient in the emergency room, he was stunned by her account of leaving her own body, as well as by her ability to recount a conversation Dr. Greyson had in a reception area far from the patient’s room. This...

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The Most Important Conversation You’ll Have This Year

Dear Friends, Welcome to 2021. Despite all the madness of the first weeks, we are approaching this new year with stubborn optimism and a commitment to clear thinking and clear seeing. To that end, we wanted to share our excitement about author Ethan Kross and his new book Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It, which is out this month. Chatter is that voice in your head that, just before going to sleep, reminds you about the worst parts of your day. The voice...

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12 Gifts from 2020

Dear Friends, In these last few weeks of 2020, we are letting out a collective sigh of relief that this wild year is coming to a close. As we move forward into a new and more hopeful chapter, we are profoundly grateful for all of you—the authors, readers, editors, agents, and publishers we have had the honor of working with and learning from. You are our greatest teachers. In celebration of the season, we are making donations in your honor to the Equal Justice Initiative, The Second Harvest...

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The Thieves of Hope v. The Champions of Hope

Dear Friends, We give thanks for so many reasons, especially all of you, with whom we get to work to create a wiser, healthier, and more just world. This year, hope has been profoundly challenged as we have faced a pandemic, a contentious political cycle, and natural disasters including, here on the West Coast, fires that came within ten miles of our home and office. As a reminder that we are all so much more powerful and capable than we imagine, even in the most challenging times, I wanted to...

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Feeding Your Brain

Dear Friends, It is a time of global transformation— for social systems, criminal justice reform, and for the rising threat of climate change. We know that for us, the desire to act on an individual and community level has never been greater. To that end, and in honor of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, we are sharing  two amazing books that will not only change your health and well-being, but have a positive impact on the greater world around you. And it all starts in your kitchen. Ocean...

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Life on Our Planet

Dear Friends, In his 94 years, Sir David Attenborough has visited every continent in the world, bringing the wonders of nature into our homes and hearts. Now, in the most personal work of his life, A Life On Our Planet, he chronicles our influence on nature and shares his vision of how we must re-wild the planet if we are to save it and ourselves. Described as his witness statement, A Life on Our Planet is both a documentary and a powerful book that gives us an honest and urgent glimpse into...

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Tiny Habits: Small Changes That Change Everything

Dear Friends, We hope you are getting some time that feels like summer. We are continuing to think about how we can make changes in the world large and small. For July, we are focusing on engaging in daily habits that focus on anti-racist action and and finding moments of joy amid the busyness.  One of our guides in these practices is BJ Fogg, author of Tiny Habits: The Small Changes that Change Everything. Tiny Habits has been selected as one of the Best Business and Leadership Book of 2020...

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Bottom Line for Baby & How to Raise Successful People in Paperback

Dear Friends, As we approach the end of summer and a new school year that promises to be unlike any other, we wanted to share some resources that may help guide you, your family, and your communities. Esther Wojcicki has been a lifeline for parents with kids at home for such an extended period of time. Her book, How to Raise Successful People, now available in paperback, focuses on clear guideposts for parenting and we’ve found that the five tenants she...

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A Gift For You From Dr. Edith Eger

Dear Friends, As the world outside continues to change in drastic and dramatic ways, it’s easy to feel stuck in stress and despair. Today, we are humbled and honored to present you with a new book that can help from our longtime author and dear friend. Holocaust survivor, psychologist, and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Edith Eger offers us a practical and inspirational guide to healing that gently encourages us to change the imprisoning thoughts and destructive behaviors that may be...

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