Body, Mind, & Spirit Books

Your physical self and your cognitive and spiritual selves combine to make you who you are. Whether you want to learn about giving birth, eating well, managing grief, or deepening your faith, it's all here.

Body, Mind, & Spirit Books

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Burnout For Dummies

Published 12-01-2022

Your essential guide to beating burnout and finding fulfillment Chronic, unmanaged stress—at work, at home, or in other areas of life—can lead to burnout. Burnout For Dummies shows you the way toward understanding and overcoming this all-to-common condition of modern life. Many of us find ourselves living in a state of constant resignation, which sucks the joy out of life and can be detrimental to our physical health. The tips and exercises in this book can help you minimize stress, become more resilient and create a happier, healthier, and more satisfying life.  Mindfulness and resilience guru Dr. Eva Selhub offers a science-based plan that you can use to destress, build inner resources and coping skills, and start enjoying life (and work) again. Listen to guided meditations that you can do anytime, anywhere to help cultivate mindfulness and manage your stress Discover tips for reconnecting to the joy that you felt before burnout took over Overcome the heavy burden of burnout and learn how you can find a pace for your life that feeds, rather than depletes you Find true fulfillment in your work and obligations with proven techniques for loving yourself and your life Burnout For Dummies is the essential guide for anyone feeling overwhelmed, overworked, stressed out, run-down, and ready to make a change.

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Adulting For Dummies

Published 10-25-2022

Learn to adult even better than your parents Even though it’s tougher than ever, this adulting thing doesn’t come with instructions! The moment you turn 18 you’re expected to be a master of everything from personal finance to household chores, even if you’ve never done any of these things before. It’s no wonder that a lot of people just like you are looking for a guide to adulthood that doesn’t assume you magically learned how to do laundry and invest in a 401(k) on your eighteenth birthday. In Adulting For Dummies, Gencie Houy, independent living educator at Texas Tech, walks you through every critical part of adulting on your own. From basic life and household tasks to managing your finances and health, you’ll learn how to achieve your goals in each area of your life that matters to you. You’ll also discover how to balance the different parts of your life so you don’t get overwhelmed in any one area. The book also offers: Advice on navigating the modern dating scene and communicating with family members, friends, and romantic partners Guidance on budgeting your money and saving up for a house (yes, it’s still possible!) Easy strategies for keeping your home in order and in good shapeNo one said being an adult is easy. But, with help from your friends at Dummies, it doesn’t have to be impossible. Grab a copy of Adulting For Dummies today!

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Natural & Curly Hair For Dummies

Published 10-17-2022

The complete how-to guide on all things textured hair  Natural & Curly Hair For Dummies offers you step-by-step direction and accurate information to manage and style your hair. Celebrity hairstylist Johnny Wright is here to help you ditch the chemicals and love your textured locks. You’ll learn to tame frizz, keep your hair moisturized and looking luscious. With the right tricks, tips, and advice you can get a halo of soft, healthy curls just the way you want them. Plus, you'll find out how Johnny maintains the hair health of his most notable clients like Queen Latifah, Tamron Hall, Kerry Washington, and Michelle Obama. This book offers simple and useful scalp and hair guidance for Black and Latin hair care maintenance including styling tips to properly take care of your natural hair.   Learn how natural and curly hair works, including hair porosity & hair elasticity   Deal with breakage, dryness, dandruff, shedding, tangles, and frizz  Discover techniques on coloring and bleaching natural hair Learn which ingredients and products will help keep your unique hair texture and type healthy and looking its best  Master toddler, child, and teen styles and care—for adoptive parents, parents of biracial children, and caregivers   With full-color photographs throughout, Natural & Curly Hair For Dummies will give you the skills you need to bring out the born-with-it beauty in that amazing ethnic hair! 

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Low-Cholesterol Cookbook For Dummies

Published 10-11-2022

Delicious, easy recipes backed by the latest science on lowering cholesterol Low-Cholesterol Cookbook For Dummies gives you the tools you need to make simple, healthy meals for managing cholesterol. More than 120 recipes—including 40 that are brand new in this edition—are here to fill your plate with delicious food that your taste buds and your heart will thank you for. There’s a ton of new science out there on cholesterol, and this book brings you right up to speed with the latest studies and medical wisdom for managing your cholesterol with diet. Relying on heart-healthy foods—on their own or in conjunction with a statin medication or as an alternative—a low-cholesterol diet can protect your ticker and, thanks to these recipes, can even impress family and friends. Learn the basic principles of how diet affects your blood cholesterol Discover foods that give you important nutrients and special compounds for lowering cholesterol and preventing heart disease Find the right ingredients when shopping, planning menus, and adapting recipes to support your health and please family and friends Enjoy more than 120 easy-to-prepare recipes, including breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and desserts Anyone who wants to control cholesterol while eating well has a friend in Low-Cholesterol Cookbook For Dummies.

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Chair Yoga For Dummies

Published 08-30-2022

If you can sit in a chair, you can enjoy the benefits of yoga! Chair Yoga For Dummies is a guide to developing a yoga practice that you can do while seated in a chair. Traditional yoga poses can be replicated as sitting yoga poses and stretches, enjoyable and accessible for people at all levels of experience and mobility. There's a reason yoga has been around for thousands of years. Practicing chair yoga regularly can decrease your blood pressure, anxiety, inflammation, and chronic pain. It also increases flexibility, balance, and strength. And it helps you sleep better, too. All you need to get started is yourself, a chair, and this book—couldn't be simpler. With this book on your desk, you can infuse a little namaste into your office routine or build a personalized home practice that fits your lifestyle and abilities. You’ll learn specific poses to target problem areas, and guidance on creating your own chair yoga workout plan. Practitioners can achieve meditation, flexibility goals, and more. Get guidance on creating your own custom chair yoga workout plan Reduce stress, get stronger, and feel healthier—without leaving your seat Enjoy the benefits of yoga adapted to office workers and those with decreased mobility Learn proper technique and alignment from clear illustrations and descriptions Stay active while seated!

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Hearing Loss For Dummies

Published 08-30-2022

Improve your hearing, enhance your life With new advice on just-released over-the-counter hearing aids Hearing loss can be frustrating, but in fact it’s common and treatable. Hearing Loss For Dummies, written by top experts in the field in collaboration with AARP, walks you through how to get the help you need to clearly hear the sounds of life—whether you’re at home, at work, or out and about. And hearing health is critical: Hearing loss can increase your risk of falls and injuries, isolation and depression, and even cognitive decline and dementia. Authors Frank Lin and Nicholas Reed at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine lay out the steps to hearing health: Understanding how hearing works—and how it changes as we age Finding specialists you can trust Determining whether you need testing and, if so, where to turn Learning practical solutions for hearing better at home, at work, on the phone, and in restaurants and theaters Choosing the right hearing aid, including just-approved over-the-counter hearing aids, and getting them adjusted to work for you Exploring the pros and cons of cochlear implants and other surgical options Covering the costs of hearing health careIf you’re concerned about your own or a friend or relative’s hearing, this is the one book you’ll need. For what can seem like a complicated, stressful and lengthy process, Hearing Loss For Dummies tackles the topic head-on and provides you with expert guidance to put your mind at ease on the path to better hearing.

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Parkinson's Disease For Dummies

Published 08-16-2022

Maintain a take-charge attitude and live your life to the fullest with Parkinson's Whether the diagnosis is yours or that of a loved one, Parkinson's Disease for Dummies contains everything you need to know about living with this disease. This book is an easy-to-understand, straightforward, and sometimes humorous guide that offers proven techniques for coping with daily issues, finding the right doctors, and providing care as the disease progresses. This user-friendly guide helps you navigate you through the important steps toward taking charge of your condition. You aren't alone—inside, you'll discover proven coping skills and first-hand advice, along with practical tools that will help you navigate the treatment journey. In classic, compassionate Dummies style, Parkinson's Disease For Dummies will answer all your questions, and guide you through the process of finding your own answers as well. Keep your mind sharp, stay in shape, and keep your stress under control Life a full and satisfying life after a Parkinson's diagnosis Get the most current information on Parkinson's medications and treatments Learn the best ways to support loved ones living with Parkinson's With updates on the latest in alternative treatments, dementia, and young onset PD, Parkinson's Disease for Dummies is here to show you how you can keep a positive attitude and lead an active, productive life.

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Reiki For Dummies

Published 07-06-2022

Reiki—the alternative medicine therapy that's becoming mainstream Reiki is a subtle, non-invasive form of healing that uses spiritually guided life force energy, and 60% of top hospitals in the United States now offer it as complementary treatment for anxiety, depression, pain relief, and more. Reiki For Dummies is a clear and easy-to-follow guide to the origins of Reiki, where you can study Reiki, what it can do for you, what to expect in a session, and how to use Reiki at home. This book takes you through the principles, practice, and uses of Reiki—even if you're skeptical or taking your first Reiki class. Dummies is the perfect starting point for anyone interested in benefiting from Reiki or becoming a Reiki healer. Discover how Reiki fits in with other healing practices, and how it just might transform your life. This book makes it easy. Learn what Reiki is and how to find a Reiki practitioner Prepare for your Reiki session and set realistic goals and expectations Explore Reiki classes, symbols, and techniques Get started performing Reiki with basic hand positions and self-treatment Discover the fascinating history and evolution of this Japanese healing practice This edition has been expanded with new information on self-Reiki, mind-body healing with Reiki, and becoming a Reiki professional. Plus, you'll find the latest Reiki resources to expand your healing journey.

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Planning a Wedding For Dummies

Published 06-27-2022

This book takes the stress out of wedding planning by simplifying the whole process and giving you the tools you need to plan and execute a memorable day. Learn how to send out those save-the-dates, manage any crisis that might arise on the day of, and everything in between. You'll find worksheets and checklists to help you stay organized and on track.

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Arthritis For Dummies

Published 06-15-2022

An easy-to-understand in-depth look at of one of the most common medical conditions in the world If you’re one of the 350 million people around the world who suffer from arthritis, you know how challenging it can be to live with it. And if you care for someone who has arthritis, you know how difficult it is to help your loved one live comfortably with the disease. Arthritis For Dummies was written for you. In it, you’ll find no-nonsense guidance based on the latest arthritis research, the straight goods on medications old and new, and up-to-date info on over 40 forms of the disease, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, and more. You’ll also find: Ten new cutting-edge treatments for arthritis A complete rundown of medications for arthritis, including the very latest ones Diet strategies to help combat arthritis pain and improve joint function The best exercises for building stronger joints and easing arthritis pain Biomechanical techniques to help ward off joint damageAn essential handbook for all who suffer from arthritis, as well as their caregivers, friends, and family, Arthritis For Dummies is the all-in-one handbook that shows you how to control arthritis symptoms, deal with chronic pain, assemble a top-notch healthcare team, and do much to help others who suffer from the disease.

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