by Victoria D. Schmidt
Victoria D. Schmidt is a woman who lives, loves, and has worked an admirable life through nine decades and well into her 10th. Her wit and style are timeless, as are her energy and curiosity. She has a thirst for knowledge that keeps her current despite her years. She has had it all without ever considering the alternative . . . love, family, work and friends. She dreams big and has a willing spirit to share the successes and failures that make her such an inspiration.
Based on the most detailed survey of long-married people ever conducted, 30 Lessons for Loving shows the way to lifelong, fulfilling relationships. The author, an internationally renowned gerontologist at Cornell University, offers sage advice from the oldest and wisest Americans on everything from finding a partner, to deciding to commit, to growing old together.
Chelsea Berler is living proof that dreams can come true… that a person can go from food stamps, struggles, and tragedies to become a successful CEO and author. Driven and resourceful, she is a flourishing entrepreneur at 30, with business savvy that’s been honed to perfection, and an experienced marketing pro and successful author.
Following up on his monster blog post “Marriage is Not for You” (30 million views and coverage in broadcast and online media worldwide), Seth Adam Smith shows how the philosophy of living for others that he introduced in that post applies to all areas of life.
Howard Samuels is one of the world's leading drug and alcohol addiction experts who runs the prestigious The Hills Treatment Center in Los Angeles. This self-help book provides hope, inspiration, and prescriptive advice for those who want to recover as well as guidance for friends and family members seeking help for someone they love.
For over 90 years, America has turned to Reader's Digest Magazine for incredible real-life stories. They move us to tears, lift our spirit, connect us to our communities, and inspire us in unique and exciting ways that we never dreamed were possible. Now, for the first time ever, you're invited to own this deeply moving collection of our most-popular articles, each one carefully selected by our editors.
For years, athletes, coaches, parents, and organizations have searched for the secrets to optimum mental performance. However, in spite of a myriad of tools and techniques, success and contentment continue to be as elusive as ever, until now. Garret Kramer’s Stillpower offers a revolutionary explanation for this predicament and provides a basic, yet dynamic, approach for the future.
Through the journey of their own reinventions, the Mom Secret was discovered: The more satisfied you are with yourself, the better you can deal with the chaos that surrounds you, the better role model you will be, and the better off your entire family will be! This is not a luxury. This is a necessity. Jen and Barb share their steps to help you realize your full potential as a woman while still maintaining your joy as a mom and/or wife.
Jaden Phoenix gets us out of our heads and into our heart space. Suddenly enlightenment isn't about perfection, expectations or demands, but about letting go, trusting, and allowing the universe to work through you. You'll discover the beauty of the deep, magical space "beyond human."
First-time author Eric Poole joins the ranks of Augusten Burroughs, David Sedaris, and David Rakoff with his chronicle of a childhood gone hilariously and heartbreakingly awry in the Midwest of the 1970s.
Witty, compelling, and full of surprises, Todd Buchholz shows that it's the race itself that literally delivers the rush and drives us forward, even if we never reach the finish line. He will convince you that what you really want is to chase your tail -- even if you never catch it.
Touching and incisive, Pitch Uncertain is a beautifully drawn account of Maisie Houghton's struggle to find her own voice as the middle child of two parents whose marriage and lives she slowly decoded as she came of age in the 1950s.