Marrow: A Love Story

Harper Wave - As she and lesser prepare for the inevitable, they grow ever closer as their shared blood cells become a symbol of the enduring bond they share. Maggie’s body is ultimately too weak to fight the relentless illness. The story reveals how even our most difficult experiences can offer unexpected spiritual growth.

Hoping to give maggie the best chance possible for a successful transplant, the sisters dig deep into the marrow of their relationship to clear a path to unconditional acceptance. Their process—before, during, and after the transplant—encourages them to take risks of authenticity in other aspects their lives.

Marrow: A Love Story - But life does not follow the storylines we plan for it. Reflecting on the multifaceted nature of love—love of other, love of self, love of the world—Marrow is an unflinching and beautiful memoir about getting to the very center of ourselves. 2017 books for a better life award winner: inspirational memoirthe author of the new York Times bestseller Broken Open returns with a visceral and profound memoir of two sisters who, authenticity, in the face of a bone marrow transplant—one the donor and one the recipient—begin a quest for acceptance, and most of all, love.

A mesmerizing and courageous memoir: the story of two sisters uncovering the depth of their love through the life-and-death experience of a bone marrow transplant. But when her sister maggie needs a bone marrow transplant to save her life, generously, and Lesser learns that she is the perfect match, she faces a far more immediate and complex question about what it really means to love—honestly, and authentically.

Throughout her life, elizabeth lesser has sought understanding about what it means to be true to oneself and, at the same time, truly connected to the ones we love.





Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow

Villard - And she draws on the world’s great spiritual and psychological traditions to support us as we too learn to break open and blossom into who we were meant to be. Great product! In a beautifully crafted blend of moving stories, she offers tools to help us make the choice we all face in times of challenge: Will we be broken down and defeated, wiser, divorce, practical guidance, or broken open and transformed? Lesser shares tales of ordinary people who have risen from the ashes of illness, and personal memoir, humorous insights, loss of a job or a loved one—stronger, and more in touch with their purpose and passion.

New york times bestseller • this inspiring guide to healing and growth illuminates the richness and potential of every life, even in the face of loss and adversity. In the more than twenty-five years since she co-founded Omega Institute—now the world’s largest center for spiritual retreat and personal growth—Elizabeth Lesser has been an intimate witness to the ways in which people weather change and transition.





The Seeker's Guide previously published as The New American Spirituality

Villard - In 1977, elizabeth lesser cofounded the Omega Institute, now America's largest adult-education center focusing on wellness and spirituality. Working with many of the eminent thinkers of our times, scientists, rabbis, psychologists, including Zen masters, Christian monks, and an array of noted American figures--from L.

A. Lakers coach phil jackson to author maya angelou--Lesser found that by combining a variety of religious, psychological, and healing traditions, each of us has the unique ability to satisfy our spiritual hunger. In the seeker's guid, she synthesizes the lessons learned from an immersion into the world's wisdom traditions and intertwines them with illuminating stories from her daily life.

The Seeker's Guide previously published as The New American Spirituality - Elizabeth lesser Co-Founder of the Omega Institute. Warm, loss, this book provides directions through the four landscapes of the spiritual journey:the mind: learning meditation to ease stress and anxietyTHE HEART: dealing with grief, and wise, accessible, and pain; opening the heart and becoming fully aliveTHE BODY: returning the body to the spiritual fold to heal and overcome the fear of aging and deathTHE SOUL: experiencing daily life as an adventure of meaning and mystery Great product!.

Recounting her own trials and errors and offering meditative exercises, she shows the reader how to create a personal practice, gauge one's progress, and choose effective spiritual teachers and habits.





The New American Spirituality: A Seeker's Guide

Random House - This encouraging, empowering "user's manual" for the soul teaches you how to chart a unique and personal path through the diverse landscapes of the American spiritual quest. In 1977, lesser cofounded the Omega Institute, now America's largest adult-education center focusing on wellness and spirituality.

The new american Spirituality fills that need. Elizabeth lesser Co-Founder of the Omega Institute. Working with many of the eminent thinkers and practitioners of our times in the fields of religion, mysticism, science, psychology, and healing, Lesser found that the hunger for a spiritual life can be satisfied by a rich blend of the world's wisdom traditions.

The New American Spirituality: A Seeker's Guide - . Great product! Recounting her own trials and errors and offering meditative exercises as well as references to some of the world's great spiritual teachers, easing stress and anxiety  the heart: finding what one really loves, developing compassion and forgivenessWarm, Lesser provides directions through the four landscapes of the spiritual journey:  the mind: developing awareness, becoming fully alive  the body: returning the body to the spiritual fold, learning meditation, and wise, accessible, exploring other realms of consciousness, healing, coping with aging and the fear of death  the soul: naming God for ourselves, dealing with grief and loss, The New American Spirituality is a cross-disciplinary sourcebook for the millions of Americans who, wish to incorporate a more meaningful, joyful, trusting the mysterious nature of the universe, whether or not they participate in an organized religion, and individualized spirituality into their daily lives.

In the new american spirituality she synthesizes the lessons she has learned from different belief systems, daughter, and intertwines them with illuminating stories from her life as a seeker, wife, teacher, and mother. Elizabeth lesser offers up a rich cornucopia of lessons for the soul in The New American Spirituality, a warm and fascinating account of a modern pilgrimage.

Daniel Goleman, Ph.





Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow

Villard - If we can stay awake when our lives are changing, about the nature of life, secrets will be revealed to us—secrets about ourselves, always renewable, and about the eternal source of happiness and peace that is always available, already within us. Elizabeth lesserduring times of transition, and even when we face seemingly insurmountable adversity, amid everyday stress, life offers us a choice: to turn away from change or to embrace it; to shut down or to be broken open and transformed.

Here are profoundly moving narratives of fears overcome and risks taken; of hard times and difficult passages; of betrayal, divorce, and death; and of the day-to-day challenges of raising children, sickness, earning a living, and growing older. It helps us to discover within ourselves a fearless heart, a clear mind, and a shining soul.

Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow - Broken open also introduces us to some of the world’s greatest spiritual teachers—both ancient and living—and imparts the wisdom of various traditions, from Buddhist meditation to Sufi dance, and from Christian prayer to contemporary psychotherapy. By sharing her own most human traits, Lesser helps us feel less lonely in our own struggles, and more optimistic about the possibility of transformation.

In the more than twenty-five years since she cofounded the Omega Institute—now the world’s largest personal-growth and spiritual retreat center—Elizabeth Lesser has been an intimate witness to the ways in which human beings deal with change, loss, and difficulty. Eminently practical, lesser provides tools to support us in our quest for a clearer sense of purpose and a new passion for life.

. Elizabeth lesser Co-Founder of the Omega Institute.





Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone

Random House - She writes, “true belonging requires us to believe in and belong to ourselves so fully that we can find sacredness both in being a part of something and in standing alone when necessary. With her trademark mix of research, and honesty, storytelling, Brown will again change the cultural conversation while mapping a clear path to true belonging.

But true belonging is not something we negotiate or accomplish with others; it’s a daily practice that demands integrity and authenticity. But in a culture that’s rife with perfectionism and pleasing, and with the erosion of civility, it’s easy to stay quiet, hide in our ideological bunkers, or fit in rather than show up as our true selves and brave the wilderness of uncertainty and criticism.

Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone - It is a place as dangerous as it is breathtaking, a place as sought after as it is feared. It requires us to be who we are. Social scientist brené brown, lmsw, phd, love, has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives—experiences of courage, shame, vulnerability, belonging, and empathy.

In braving the wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization. But it turns out to be the place of true belonging, and it’s the bravest and most sacred place you will ever stand. Great product! It’s a personal commitment that we carry in our hearts.





A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose Oprah's Book Club, Selection 61

Penguin - Tolle describes how our attachment to the ego creates the dysfunction that leads to anger, jealousy, and unhappiness, and shows readers how to awaken to a new state of consciousness and follow the path to a truly fulfilling existence. A new earth: awakening to Your Life's Purpose. A wake-up call for the entire planet.

A new earth helps us to stop creating our own suffering and obsessing over the past and what the future might be, and to put ourselves in the now. Oprah winfrey with his bestselling spiritual guide The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle inspired millions of readers to discover the freedom and joy of a life lived “in the now.

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose Oprah's Book Club, Selection 61 - In a new earth, tolle expands on these powerful ideas to show how transcending our ego-based state of consciousness is not only essential to personal happiness, but also the key to ending conflict and suffering throughout the world. Great product! Elizabeth lesser Co-Founder of the Omega Institute. Illuminating, and uplifting, enlightening, A New Earth is a profoundly spiritual manifesto for a better way of life—and for building a better world.





Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver

Penguin Press - Pulitzer prize-winning poet mary Oliver presents a personal selection of her best work in this definitive collection spanning more than five decades of her esteemed literary career. Throughout her celebrated career, mary Oliver has touched countless readers with her brilliantly crafted verse, expounding on her love for the physical world and the powerful bonds between all living things.

Within these pages, perceptive, she provides us with an extraordinary and invaluable collection of her passionate, and much-treasured observations of the natural world. Great product! Identified as "far and away, this country's best selling poet" by Dwight Garner, she now returns with a stunning and definitive collection of her writing from the last fifty years.

Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver - Carefully curated, these 200 plus poems feature oliver's work from her very first book of poetry, published in 1963 at the age of 28, Felicity, through her most recent collection, No Voyage and Other Poems, published in 2015. A new earth: awakening to Your Life's Purpose. This timeless volume, arranged by Oliver herself, showcases the beloved poet at her edifying best.

Elizabeth lesser Co-Founder of the Omega Institute.





Almost Everything: Notes on Hope

Riverhead Books - All truth is paradox, " Lamott writes, "and this turns out to be a reason for hope. A new earth: awakening to Your Life's Purpose. Despair and uncertainty surround us: in the news, in our families, and in ourselves. From anne lamott, thanks, wow, the new york Times-bestselling author of Help, comes the book we need from her now: How to bring hope back into our lives.

Elizabeth lesser Co-Founder of the Omega Institute. But even when life is at its bleakest--when we are, exhausted, "doomed, stunned, as she puts it, and over-caffeinated"--the seeds of rejuvenation are at hand. Fantastic inspiration for the new year. I am stockpiling antibiotics for the apocalypse, even as I await the blossoming of paperwhites on the windowsill in the kitchen, " Anne Lamott admits at the beginning of Almost Everything.

Almost Everything: Notes on Hope - . If you arrive at a place in life that is miserable, it will change. That is the time when we must pledge not to give up but "to do what Wendell Berry wrote: 'Be joyful, though you have considered all the facts. In this profound and funny book, lamott calls for each of us to rediscover the nuggets of hope and wisdom that are buried within us that can make life sweeter than we ever imagined.

Divided into short chapters that explore life's essential truths, Almost Everything pinpoints these moments of insight as it shines an encouraging light forward. Candid and caring, insightful and sometimes hilarious, Almost Everything is the book we need and that only Anne Lamott can write.





Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing As We Age

Bloomsbury Publishing - Elizabeth lesser Co-Founder of the Omega Institute. New york times bestseller * usa today bestseller * los angeles times Bestseller * Publishers Weekly BestsellerThe instant New York Times bestseller from the author of Reviving Ophelia--a guide to wisdom, authenticity, and bliss for women as they age. Women growing older contend with ageism, misogyny, and loss.

Yet as mary pipher shows, most older women are deeply happy and filled with gratitude for the gifts of life. Drawing on her own experience as daughter, caregiver, grandmother, and cultural anthropologist, clinical psychologist, mother, sister, she explores ways women can cultivate resilient responses to the challenges they face.

Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing As We Age - If we can keep our wits about us, and manage our emotions skillfully, think clearly, ” Pipher writes, “we will experience a joyous time of our lives. If we have planned carefully and packed properly, if we have good maps and guides, the journey can be transcendent. Great product! A new earth: awakening to Your Life's Purpose.

. Their struggles help them grow into the authentic, empathetic, and wise people they have always wanted to be. In women rowing north, pipher offers a timely examination of the cultural and developmental issues women face as they age.





The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying

Simon & Schuster - They are promises. She asks, disarmingly funny, what makes a meaningful life when one has limited time? Brilliantly written, The Bright Hour is about how to love all the days, and it’s about the way literature, and deeply moving, and Nina’s other muse, Montaigne, especially Emerson, even the bad ones, can be a balm and a form of prayer.

Great product! A new earth: awakening to Your Life's Purpose. New york times bestseller*** best books of 2017 selection by * the washington post * o magazine * NPR * Bitch * Medium * “Stunning…heartrending…this year’s When Breath Becomes Air. Nora krug, the washington Post “Beautiful and haunting.

The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying - Matt mccarthy, md, usa today “Deeply affecting…simultaneously heartbreaking and funny. People book of the Week “Vivid, immediate. Laura collins-hughes, mother of two young sons and the direct descendant of ralph waldo emerson, ” from poet nina riggs, the boston globe starred reviews from * kirkus reviews * Publishers Weekly* Library Journal * Most Anticipated Summer Reading Selection by * The Washington Post * Entertainment Weekly * Glamour * The Seattle Times * Vulture * InStyle * Bookpage * Bookriot * Real Simple * The Atlanta Journal-Constitution * An exquisite memoir about how to live—and love—every day with “death in the room, in the tradition of When Breath Becomes Air.

We are breathless, but we love the days. Within a year, ages seven and nine, the mother of two sons, and married sixteen years to her best friend, received the devastating news that her cancer was terminal.