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Science tells us that happiness is 50% genetic, 10% circumstantial and 40% how we think and act. Which means that it is possible to increase our happiness by up to 40%. For anyone wanting to increase their wellbeing. Grow Your Own Happiness shows how positive psychology - the science of happiness- can be used every day. With key principles explained to provide the foundation for change, tests for measuring wellbeing and simple techniques that can easily be applied to a busy lifestyle, as well as case studies, anecdotes and tips, this book provides everything you need to shine.
Hush has worked hard to restore her family's farming fortunes. She has also tried to hide the truth about her late husband and their tormented marriage from her son. Now, the eyes of the entire world turn to her private life when he returns home from college to tell his mother he has eloped with a fellow student-the rebellious daughter of the president!
This book is designed to help people make an informed and balanced decision on how to best care for their loved ones when they are ageing or dealing with dementia. It examines the benefits and drawbacks of the various care options available and compares them according to the needs of each individual. It also provides detailed practical advice on how to make a home a suitable and safe place to live. Through check-lists and questionnaires, this book answers some of the important questions that arise when assessing a person's need for care and ease some of the guilt that might be associated with making those decisions.
Whether you're relaxing in your shore house or counting the days until your next beachside vacation, you can always eat your way down the shore when The Jersey Shore Cookbook is in reach. These timeless, delicious recipes represent the best edibles from the Garden State, drawn from 50 iconic and well-loved shore town restaurants, bakeries, and markets. Gorgeous full-colour photography spotlights fresh local ingredients-clams, corn, blueberries, tomatoes, and more-along with profiles of the eateries and farmstands they come from. Add some atmospheric shots of the Jersey Shore and you've got the perfect roadmap for the best beach trip ever, even if you travel no farther than your very own dinner table.
Military men have a special place in Lucy Parmenter's tortured heart. For the past few months, Army Captain Gus MacBride, stationed in Afghanistan, has transformed her lonely life at a North Carolina refuge for abused women and their children. The texts, emails, and phone calls between him and Lucy bubble with restrained heat; his sisters (Pickle Queen Gabby and Biscuit Witch Tal) have let on that Lucy has a painful history, and he romances her gently. When several of her sheep show up on a freezing January morning with full-body mohawks, Lucy's psychic "e;wooly clairvoyance"e; says the wool thieves are hiding in nearby woods owned by the MacBrides, and that Tal knows all about them. She confesses: they're veterans-men, women, and one service dog-suffering from PTSD, suspicious and jumpy. She's taken them to heart and won their trust with apple pies. Lucy struggles with her fear of strangers while her heart is drawn to people so much like herself. When word of other minor thefts start to cause talk around the Crossroads Cove, Lucy has to get involved. When Gus tells her he's coming home on leave soon, she realizes her challenges are just beginning.
A Crossroads Cafe Short Story 47 pages longShe's destined to love Gus MacBride-if she survives her first year in the Crossroads Cove.A thread of hope is all she needs.Damaged, confused, alone. Cathy Deen Mitternich recognizes her old self in the fragile survivor huddled in the sheep barn's storage room at Rainbow Goddess Farm. Former art teacher Lucy Parmenter may be beyond even the tough-love magic of the farm, a live-in counseling center for abused women. Afraid to set a foot outside, drugged on medication, and filled with despair, Lucy needs the big biscuit magic of the Crossroad Cafe's Delta Whittlespoon. Together, Cathy and Delta search for a lifeline that represents Lucy's best hope of holding on. Their search ends in Lucy's new home at the barn. When Lucy discovers the magic there, neither she nor Cathy will ever be the same. Deborah Smith is the author of The Crossroads Cafe, chosen as a Top Five Romance of 2006 by Library Journal, a Number One bestseller at Kindle, and a bestseller at the Wall Street Journal. Her bestselling Crossroad Cafe Novellas include The Biscuit Witch and The Pickle Queen. She is also the New York Times bestselling author of A Place To Call Home.