The Woman's Comfort Book

A Self-Nurturing Guide for Restoring Balance in Your Life

The Woman's Comfort Book

With over 200 prescriptions for giving yourself a break, this book helps the reader to sort out guilty feelings about self–nurture and to define her comfort/self–nurture needs. In this book the author delivers a host of creative and comforting programmes like the self–care schedule, creative selfishness, creating a comfort network, body delights, a personal sanctuary, the comfort journal, bathing pleasures and comfort rituals. Organised by topic and cross–referenced throughout, this guidebook is designed to appeal to women of all ages. The new edition has been revised and updated for modern women.

Comfort Secrets for Busy Women

Finding Your Way When Your Life Is Overflowing

Comfort Secrets for Busy Women

The bestselling author of The Woman's Comfort Book explores what questions to ask to find a life of fully expressed creativity. In conversations with women who are seeking or have found their own answers to their own questions, and in vividly imagined visitations from her Comfort Queen, Louden begins to see the importance of simply listening to that quiet inner voice, where all the answers to our own individual path lie waiting for us to discover them. "Louden shows readers how to get a life of meaning." -Gail Hudson, Amazon.com

The Pregnant Woman's Comfort Book

A Self-Nurturing Guide to Your Emotional Well-Being During Pregnancy and Early Motherhood

The Pregnant Woman's Comfort Book

With the wit, humor, and style that have made her Comfort Book series so popular, new mother Jennifer Louden brings her expertise to the wonderful world of pregnancy. From the blissful moments to the panic attacks, Louden guides women through the precarious emotional terrain of pregnancy and early motherhood with exercises, tips, and advice on a range of subjects including: your changing body image and self-esteem fears about your relationship with your partner a rational approach to eating (and eating and eating) dream exploration and the creation of a pregnancy comfort journal the joyous--and chaotic first months of motherhood and much more! This insightful, practical, and very comforting guide will speak to first-time and experienced mothers alike with this simple but vital message: taking care of yourself during pregnancy lays the groundwork for healthy and happy motherhood.

The Woman's Retreat Book

A Guide to Restoring, Rediscovering and Reawakening Your True Self --In a Moment, An Hour, Or a Weekend

The Woman's Retreat Book

A Do-It-Yourself Retreat Book from the Author of The Woman's Comfort Book Do you yearn for time to rest, dream, listen, grieve, celebrate, stretch, or just be? Then you -- like most women today -- need to retreat: to make time to get away from it all and reconnect with yourself. With the wit, humor, and style that have made her Comfort Book series so popular, comfort queen and modern-day pioneer of women's well-being Jennifer Louden offers a practical and inspirational handbook -- the first to focus on the needs and stresses of women -- that walks you step-by-step through planning and savoring a self-led retreat. Easy-to-do practices and encouraging insights help you: Find the time to retreat whenever and wherever you are Decide whether to retreat at home or away, solo or with others Separate from daily concerns Counter fear, guilt, and boredom Reenter ordinary life renewed A wise and useful sourcebook of ideas and inspiration, The Woman's Retreat Book can be turned to again and again, whenever you feel the need to retreat.

Daughters of the Dragon

A Comfort Woman's Story

Daughters of the Dragon

When twenty-year-old Anna Carlson travels from America to a Korean orphanage to locate her birth mother, she's devastated to learn the woman is already dead. But just when it seems her search is over, a stranger hands her a parcel containing an antique comb--and an address. That scrap of paper leads Anna to the Seoul apartment of the poor yet elegant Hong Jae-hee. Jae-hee recounts an epic tale that begins with the Japanese occupation of Korea and China during World War II, when more than two hundred thousand Korean women were forced to serve the soldiers as "comfort women." Jae-hee knows the story well--she was one of them. As Jae-hee's narrative unfolds, Anna discovers that the precious tortoiseshell comb, with its two-headed ivory dragon, has survived against all odds through generations of her family's women. And as its origins become clearer, Anna realizes that along with the comb, she inherits a legacy--of resilience and courage, love and redemption--beyond her wildest imagination.

The Woman's Book of Confidence

Meditations for Trusting and Accepting Ourselves

The Woman's Book of Confidence

In The Courage to Be Yourself, Thoele helped women overcome emotional dependence. In The Woman's Book of Courage, she helped women find the courage to overcome anxiety and fear. Now, in her new book, she helps women learn to trust their intuitive wisdom and nurture and support themselves every day of their lives.

The Life Organizer

A Woman's Guide to a Mindful Year

The Life Organizer

We all yearn to have time for personal needs and creative dreams — after all, this is our life to make the most of. And we all know how hard it is to remember what really matters. With distractions from jobs, aging parents, and children — not to mention women’s perennial fear of being labeled “selfish” — following our own desires and dreams can become ever more elusive. The Life Organizer aims to help you shift your focus, augmenting traditional goal setting with the ease that comes from steady inner listening and mindfulness. It will become your trusted companion — and maybe the most important book you’ll ever own.

The Couple's Comfort Book

A Creative Guide for Renewing Passion, Pleasure and Commitment

The Couple's Comfort Book

Romance at Your Fingertips In the tradition of the phenomenally successful The Woman's Comfort Book, Jennifer Louden brings her masterful sustenance skills to this creative guide filled with ways for couples to stay connected in a busy world. With playful rituals and reliable recipes for making the most of your time together, this is the comprehensive compendium of coupledom.