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50 More Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food: Mindfulness Strategies to Cope with Stress and End Emotional Eating

50-more-ways-to-soothe-yourself-without-food-albersIn this much-anticipated follow-up to 50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food, renowned nutrition expert and New York Times best-selling author of Eat Q, SUSAN ALBERS delivers fifty more highly effective ways to help you soothe yourself without eating—leading to a healthier, happier life!

If you’re an emotional overeater, you may turn to food to cope with stress and sadness, enhance joy, and bring a sense of comfort. But, over time, overeating can cause weight gain, heart disease, diabetes, and many other health problems. In 50 More Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food, you’ll find fifty more mindful and healthy activities to help you replace your need to overeat.

Based in popular mindfulness practices, this book will show you how to slow down and be present during mealtime so that you end up making healthier choices. In addition, the activities in the book—such as yoga, aromatherapy, and breathing exercises—will help you gain a greater overall sense of well-being and appreciation for your body.

If you’re ready to stop using food as an emotional crutch, and start feeling healthy, happy, and truly fulfilled, this book offers fifty more ways!

SUSAN ALBERS, Psy.D., is a New York Times Bestselling author and licensed clinical psychologist at the Cleveland Clinic specializing in eating issues, weight loss, body image concerns, and mindfulness. She graduated from the University of Denver, completed an internship at the University of Notre Dame and was a post-doctoral fellow at Stanford University. Her work has been quoted in O, The Oprah Magazine, Family Circle, Self, and The Wall Street Journal, and she conducts mindful eating workshops internationally. She was a guest expert on Dr. Oz. Visit Albers online at www.eatq.com and www.eatingmindfully.com

Rekindle the Flame (Hot In Chicago series)

rekindle-the-flame-meader-coverCuddle up by the fire with the irresistible prequel to KATE MEADER’s smokin’ Hot in Chicago series — originally published in the sizzling holiday anthology Baby, It’s Cold Outside — a superhot e-novella that will warm you from your head to your heart and all the way to your toes!

Chicago firefighter Beck Rivera always knew his destiny would be defined by two things: his dream to follow in the footsteps of his legendary foster father Sean Dempsey and his teenage passion for heiress Darcy Cochrane, the one girl who could both stoke and cool his fire. Loving her meant setting her free and breaking her heart — and his. But when a chance reunion at his family’s bar, sparked by a drunk Santa, places her in his path again, destiny can no longer be denied.

The last thing heiress-turned-tattoo-artist Darcy Cochrane needs is the rollercoaster of emotion stirred up by her first love: sexy, gorgeous man-on-fire Beck Rivera. But he always had such talented hands. And more talented lips. And…maybe one time can’t hurt. Then she’ll send him packing like he did to her all those years ago. But Darcy and Beck soon discover that nothing ignites holiday flames like rekindling a lost love…

Originally from Ireland, KATE MEADER cut her romance reader teeth on Maeve Binchy and Jilly Cooper novels, with some Mills & Boon thrown in for variety. Give her tales about brooding mill owners, oversexed equestrians, and men who can rock an apron or a fire hose, and she’s there. Now based in Chicago, she writes sexy contemporary romance with alpha heroes and strong heroines who can match their men quip for quip. Visit her at KateMeader.com.

The Carols of Christmas: A Celebration of the Surprising Stories Behind Your Favorite Holiday Songs

carols-of-christmas-gant-coverFrom Oxford professor and renowned British composer ANDREW GANT, a joyous account of the history behind our favorite carols. Everyone loves a carol in the end, even Ebenezer Scrooge. They have the power to summon up a special kind of mid-winter mood, like the aroma of gingerbread or the twinkle of lights on a tree. It’s a kind of magic. But how did they get that magic? Gant, choirmaster, church musician, university professor, and writer tells the story of some twenty carols, each accompanied by lyrics and music, unraveling a captivating, and often surprising, tale of great musicians and thinkers, saints and pagans, shepherd boys and choirboys. Readers get to delve into the history of such favorites as ‘Good King Wenceslas,’ ‘Away in a Manger, ‘and ‘O, Tannenbaum,’ discovering along the way how ‘Hark, the Herald Angels Sing’ came to replace ‘Hark, how all the welkin ring’ and how Ralph Vaughan Williams applied the tune of an English folk song about a dead ox to a poem by a nineteenth century American pilgrim to make ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem. ‘A charming book that brims with anecdote, expert knowledge, and Christmas spirit, this is a fittingly joyous account of one of the best-loved musical traditions.

ANDREW GANT is a composer, choirmaster, church musician, university teacher and writer. He has directed many leading choirs including those of the Guards Chapel, Selwyn College Cambridge, and Worcester College Oxford. He lectures in music at St. Peter’s College Oxford, and lives in Oxford with his wife and their three children.

The New Year’s Wish

the-new-years-wish-alexander-coverTyping out memos is anything but torturous when your boss is this hot! DANI-LYN ALEXANDER’s irresistible new yuletide romance is a lighthearted office romp that will make you long for the company holiday party.

Olivia Calloway isn’t cut out for the nine-to-five life. She’s a born entrepreneur. She just has to figure out her soul’s true calling — and she’s given herself until the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve to do it. With her trust fund dwindling and only two and a half months to go, she takes an assistant position at prestigious law firm Harris & Harris. The problem is, Olivia’s a terrible employee — incessantly late, forgetful, and clumsy. Not that her gorgeous new boss Garrett Emerson seems to mind. Beautiful, charming Olivia has been on his mind ever since she ran into him, literally, sprinting to the interview. But Olivia’s first big assignment — to plan an elaborate last minute New Year’s Eve party for the entire company — could make or break her job entirely. With Ms. Harris herself demanding perfection, a jealous office rival rooting for Olivia to lose, and even Garrett dreading the affair, can Olivia finally prove herself — or will an unforeseen complication send her back to the drawing board? All she wants for the holidays is to be her own boss — and to ignite the flirtatious sparks between her and Garrett…so she can file their relationship under love.

DANI-LYN ALEXANDER is the author of The Perfect Gift. A native New Yorker, she lives on eastern Long Island with her husband and three children.

 

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