Inspiration & Advice

Life Is Now: Living a Life of Peace in the Midst of Cancer
When former Roman Catholic priest and licensed clinical social worker Don Vowels was diagnosed with cancer during a routine colonoscopy in January 2012, he started writing a journal on the Caring Bridge website to inform family and friends of his health status and to use writing as a method for processing his emotional, mental, and spiritual reactions to living with cancer. In his journal entries, the theme of practicing present-moment awareness emerged as a powerful tool to bring peace. This is the collection of Don's writings and journey.
$20.00
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The Examined Life: The Self as Midwife
Much more than a fine book on handwriting analysis, this is a treatise about life, human nature, and the human experience. Believing "the examined life moves naturally into the deeper questions of philosophical meanings, into the moral and ethical aspects of life," the author draws upon the wisdom of the ages found in classical literature to provide this focused and fascinating look into human nature, both material and spiritual.
$25.00
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Coming Home to Self: A Journey into Inner Peace
As human beings, we all need to be reminded of our undiscovered spiritual depth. We have many opportunities to become aware of and to continue to emerge into the sacred mystery we are: a seed of Incomprehensible Mystery. Here, Barbara Pierce MacDonald illuminates ways we can enhance our fullness of life, joy, compassion, and loving-kindness and find inner peace.
$18.00
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Take A Walk, Louisville! Nature Excursions In and Around Louisville, Kentucky

Walk along with the Koesters family as they take you down woodland paths, through wildflower meadows, across wetlands, along riverbanks, around pristine lakes and up to waterfalls. Be inspired to slow down, savor nature, take time with your family, and even enjoy a local ice cream treat after your walk. It's time to get out and Take A Walk, Louisville!

$19.95
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Kentucky's Everyday Heroes: Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things, Volume Four
Steve Flairty's fourth collection of well-told stories recognizing the most important — not the most famous — people in our beloved Kentucky. These stories about real members of our statewide community will warm your heart, inspire you, and just generally make you feel more positive about the human condition.
$14.00
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Kadee's Hope: A Family's Fight Against Childhood Cancer
Ten-year-old Kadee Sterling has it all — a nice home, a happy life, and a loving family. Soon, though, she faces the biggest challenge of her young life: cancer. Are her family and her faith enough to help her survive?
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Making Pottery Functional: Over 200 Pottery Items and How to Make Them Work
Veteran potter and teacher Melvin D. Rowe provides a wealth of creative inspiration and insightful tips for creating over 200 unique pottery pieces that can actually be used.
$29.95
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Looking for Love Through Thicker Lenses: A Guide to Dating Later in Life
After years of research and personal transitions, 71-year-old author Sharon P. S. Marx has written the definitive guide to dating later in one's life. In it, she dispels the common myths and anxieties and outlines specific steps that can lead to a personally gratifying relationship at any age. With wit, candor, and a lighthearted conversational style, Marx urges her contemporaries to get out into the real world and start dating again -- because companionship never grows old.
$16.95
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The Great Diabetes Epidemic: A Manifesto for Control and Prevention
Diabetes is now the nation's sixth leading cause of death. It is the leading cause of new cases of blindness, of non-traumatic leg amputation, and of dialysis or renal transplantation. It is also among the leading causes of heart disease and stroke. The good news is, we know how to stop diabetes. But it will take public and political will, as well as a commitment to take action at the community, state, and federal levels. Here, authors Gilbert H. Friedell, MD, and J. Isaac Joyner, MPH, outline a game plan to make that change happen. We can all act now to save lives, save money and save our nation. This book will show you how.
$24.95
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And They Said It Couldn't Be Done: Transforming a School District into a Learning Organization
This inspiring and informative book reveals the strategies, tools, and culture that completely transformed the Greater Clark County Indiana School District, with 10,600 students in 19 schools, over a three-year period, increasing its student achievement scores in literacy by 26% and in mathematics by 35%.
$29.95
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This I Believe: Kentucky
The popular radio essay series focuses its attention on Kentucky voices and themes in this new book from This I Believe, Inc. Here, 60 authors who are either from Kentucky or who are writing about Kentucky provide thoughtful explorations of their core values and guiding principles, including Muhammad Ali, Tori Murden McClure, Frank X Walker, Silas House, Sena Jeter Naslund, and many others from all walks of life.
$19.95
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MAN! MAN! MAN!: Don't Play Russian Roulette With Your Prostate Health
After being diagnosed with prostate cancer himself, author Charles Eric Green found that prostate cancer is often too taboo a subject for public discussion among most men. He wrote this book to help change the public conversation about prostate health, and to help men communicate with other men about this very important subject.
$20.00
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Rounding the Circle
This collection of essays, hand-picked by former Courier-Journal Book Editor Keith Runyon, offers a decade's worth of the author's rich insights, reflecting on the many challenges and wonderments that the world offers us, and providing "markers along the path" as we make our way along the circular path to our personal center.
$19.95
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The Greatest Loss: Ministering to Parents Who Lose a Child
On December 17, 1999, Rev. Henry White's 18-year-old son and only child was killed in an automobile accident. Throughout his grieving process and in a support group for similarly grieving parents, he discovered that many friends, counselors, and loved ones, while they wanted to be helpful and supportive, needed guidance on how to properly do so. This book will help ministers in particular, and others in general, know how better to console grieving parents who experience the worst tragedy a parent can know: the death of a child.
$12.95
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Parenting Adult Children: Real Stories of Families Turning Challenges into Successes
In this unique book, Dr. Fred Schloemer addresses a little-discussed area of family health: how to parent children who have become adults themselves. With issues ranging from overdependence to estrangement, step-parenting, substance abuse, and more, the book offers a variety of case studies from Schloemer's years of practice, and reveals insights and interventions to help parents of adult children deal with these very real but often overlooked issues.
$19.95
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On the News ... In the News: A Journalist's Own Story of Recovery and Self-Discovery
In this tell-all book revealing the news behind the news, veteran Emmy-award-winning TV news anchor John Boel shares 25 years of fascinating stories from one side of the camera, then takes readers to the other side, telling the whole story of his powerful journey through the public shame of two high-profile DUI arrests and his gradual recovery and self-discovery.
$19.95
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Surviving A Stroke
Stricken by a major stroke at age 35, Andrew Fisher tells the amazing story of his sudden illness and the innovative neurologist at the University of Louisville Hospital whose treatment saved his life. Told with an unflinching honesty, Andrew's story is riveting and alarming, yet uplifting and hopeful.
$15.00
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Never Say Never – Yes You Can! by Phyllis George
Throughout her colorful career—as Miss America and First Lady of Kentucky, and as a pioneering sportscaster, entrepreneur, actor and author—Phyllis George has had to take risks, overcome challenges, and reinvent herself many times in her life. In Never Say Never, she reveals how an indomitable spirit, positive outlook, courage and adaptability has helped her—and can help you—face and learn lessons from each challenging chapter in life.
$19.95
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It All Starts With A Smile: 7 Steps to Being Happier Right Now
Dr. Clifford Kuhn has modeled his psychiatric practice and his therapeutic mission around the use of humor to overcome stress and fear, survive grief and setbacks, heal the body and mind, and achieve something increasingly elusive today: being happy!
$24.00
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The Power of Ideas, Volume II: The University of Louisville Grawemeyer Awards
Rather than living luxuriously, Louisville industrialist and philanthropist H. Charles Grawemeyer wanted to use his wealth to, in his words, "help make the world a better place." In 1984 he endowed the Grawemeyer Awards, a series of awards established to pay homage to creativity and genius in areas of human endeavor too much ignored by other awards: in Music, Political Science, Education, Religion and Psychology. The Power of Ideas is the second volume in commemoration of these awards and their recipients—picking up where the first volume left off, in 1997, to showcase the last 10 years of profound innovations.
$24.95
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Peace Through People: 50 Years of Global Citizenship
As the definitive collection of stories and photographs compiled from the archives of Sister Cities International and its members, this beautiful keepsake volume documents, for the first time, the rich and colorful history of the sister city movement around the world. A 50th anniversary commemorative book.
$39.95
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Drawing Sentences: A Guide to Diagramming
A penchant for grammar led Eugene Moutoux to a thorough study of sentence diagramming. Throughout his life he has taught at four universities and three high schools, and written books on sentence diagramming, Latin derivatives and the German language. In Drawing Sentences, Moutoux offers anyone interested in sentence diagramming an informative and instructional guide.
$24.95
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Back to Life: The Simple Cure for Back Pain and Sitting Ills
Dr. Condict Moore outlines his simple program of seven essential exercises for overcoming and correcting the damages caused by modern inactive lifestyles and lifelong bad sitting habits.
$14.95
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Porching: A Humorous Look at America's Favorite Pastime
Dr. John Buchino writes about that most prevalent and unrecognized pastime in America: sitting on the front porch. In this quirky and fun collection, Buchino extols the heady virtues of the porching life, and makes a strong case for porching's health and wellness benefits.
$19.95
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Take A Hike, Louisville! Nature Excursions In and Around Louisville, Kentucky
A perfect guide to simple, convenient and low-cost nature excursions, all in the Louisville area. Whether you're looking for an hour's walk or a day's hike, this book offers a family-friendly guide to over 30 natural areas and over 50 miles of walking paths and hiking trails, complete with detailed descriptions of venue amenities and natural features. Photographs throughout.
$19.95
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Linger and Be Available
Father Jerry Eifler's first collection of homilies, first published in May 2003 and reprinted to continue Father Eifler's legacy. Over a decade later, Linger and Be Available still offers the same timeless insight and spiritual wisdom that parishioners and readers have long enjoyed from the Roman Catholic priest and author.
$14.95
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Unpacking for the Journey
In this gentle and contemplative volume, Father Jerry Eifler continues his exploration of spiritual issues with a new compilation of essays and homilies about the journey from birth to death—and what we should leave behind as we go. Includes a foreword by Dr. Paul J. Weber.
$14.95
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Embracing the Source: Pilgrims at the Table
This is Father Jerry Eifler's third and newest collection of homilies, focused on identifying and embracing the origins and sources of life's moments. Doing this, Eifler writes, allows us to embrace reality and leads us to the true presence of God.
$14.95
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The Traveler's Vest Pocket Medical Guide
This small but crucial guide shows you in easy-to-understand language how to identify and treat a range of common travel maladies, especially useful for adventure travelers. The book also addresses more general issues to help you get the most out of your journeys.
$4.95
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