CRACKING UP: Notes from a Good Grrrl Gone Mad — Cracking Up is a girrrlbook written in the form of a letter by that growling girrrl in me who cannot tell a lie. Oh yes, that “girrrl” is really a fully grown woman who will now recollect almost all the peculiar advice she has received regarding: “What makes a young girl a successful woman?” The medium for this recollection is that oh-so-antiquated vehicle called “the Letter.” Sometimes, within this letter, you’ll find a furtive missive, a pithy quote, or a direct note of warning. Other times, the reader will be invited to use her imagination to invent an alternative future—as if her own life depended on disentangling herself from some dastardly spell. But, remember, each story told is absolutely true. Each bit of counsel was actually uttered under the benign auspices of wanting to direct me toward true fulfillment as a female. So, please readers, and especially my nieces, pay close attention or bear the consequences!
SOUND VIEW: 365 Writing Prompts to Change Your Outlook on Life — Many of the world’s traditions promote cultivating a “sound view” — an unfettered way of seeing unencumbered by grasping or rejection. This unique journal will invite you to cultivate a “sound view” in a daily, experiential way. You’ll be inspired to reflect and write briefly — just a few paragraphs a day — as a way to start or end each day. Through cultivating these recommended habits regularly, you will witness simple-even profound-changes unfolding in your outlook on life.
POLISHING THE MIRROR: 90-Days to Clarity —This insightful journal is an invitation to cultivate clarity for “what’s next” in your life. It will help you listen to that voice within you, the voice that will nudge you along toward your right work in the world, your vocation. “Polishing the Mirror” becomes code for cultivating calm, stilling your thoughts, dusting off social conditioning, and letting go of worry about the future. These helpful writing techniques and clever questions help you uncover your hidden passions, psychosocial temperament, and natural talents, which, in turn, give you an increasingly sharp focus for going forward. Give it 90-days-in-a-row and judge for yourself!
FAITH BORN OF SEDUCTION: Sexual Trauma, Body Image, and Religion — How do survivors of sexual and domestic violence relate to religion and to a higher power? What are the social and religious contexts that sustain and encourage eating disorders in women? How do these issues intersect? The relationship between Christian religious discourse, incest, and eating disorders reveals an important, and so far unexamined, psychosocial phenomenon. Drawing from interviews with incest survivors whose sexual and religious backgrounds are intimately connected with their problematic relationship with food, Dr. Jennifer Manlowe here illuminates the connections between female body, weight, and appetite preoccupations.
LOVING LIFE AS IT IS: One Breath at a Time — Loving Life As It Is is a resource for “believing” and “non-believing” friends and loved ones of alcoholics and addicts. In order to offer an agnostic understanding of “recovery,” Dr. Manlowe weaves together the best philosophy of the Twelve Step Program of Alcoholics Anonymous with her favorite meditation exercises and aphorisms from world philosophers.
BACK TO BASICS: Finding Wholehearted Ways to Wellness — In Back to Basics Dr. Jennifer Manlowe explores diverse topics including exercise, stress management, relations with familiar and unfamiliar people, nutrition and more. Through the pages that follow she offers specific exercise and wellness protocols tailored to each reader’s need as well as the latest findings in alternative care regarding lifestyle goals. If put into action, this book will also help set habit change goals and motivate readers to make life-giving adjustments. Whether you’re looking to jump-start a wellness program or prevent a long list of diseases through lifestyle changes or you’re looking for a healthy option to help transform a health challenge, choosing to practice wholehearted wellness is a great choice for all of us!