The Tao of Motherhood

The Tao of Motherhood

The author, a mother and teacher of meditation and yoga, was inspired to meditate with each of the teachings of the Tao te ching to capture its wisdom in words specifically directed to mothers.

The Tao of Mom

The Wisdom of Mothers from East to West

The Tao of Mom

Best-selling author Taro Gold's creation, The Tao of Mom, is a rare jewel of a gift book celebrating the timeless theme of motherhood with a daily dose of motherly wisdom. In The Tao of Mom, author Taro Gold shares with us 365 rare and insightful quotations from mother figures around the world, revealing on each page the wisdom, courage, and compassion that define motherhood. "Tao" is a Chinese word meaning "way" or "path." The Tao of Mom, then, is literally The Way of Mothers. Many of the women celebrated in The Tao of Mom are well-known, while some are not; many hail from the West, yet all impart distinctly Eastern sensibilities. To further enrich our journey into the thoughts of each motherly figure, background details are included about each woman, such as Rosa Parks, mother of the modern civil rights movement; Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the democratic movement in Myanmar; Maria Montessori, Italian educational reformer; and Abhirupa-Nanda, Indian poet-to name only a few. Lavishly illustrated, this gem of a book is for you to give to the moms in your life, for moms to give to you, for everyone to give to dads (as a loving reminder of how wise moms can be), and of course for you to give to yourself. The Tao of Mom is for everyone in need of a daily dose of motherly wisdom, inspiration, and comfort.

The Tao of Poop

Keeping Your Sanity (and Your Soul) While Raising a Baby

The Tao of Poop

There's a lot of romance about becoming a parent, but at some point the storybook scenarios of serene life with baby are interrupted by the darker side of the motherhood experience: the little "bundle of joy" cries inconsolably, wakes up four times a night, won't take a bottle—the fantasy of motherhood quickly collides with reality. Vivian Glyck shows us that in fact it's the difficult parts of parenting that are the most valuable. The many challenges call on us to grow and develop as people. "Parenting," Glyck writes, "is the ultimate spiritual practice." The Tao of Poop presents ten valuable life lessons that arise amid all the challenges of parenting. Based on the author's own experience and drawing on the sentiments of many mothers she's corresponded with, each chapter explores a common parenting predicament and a lesson that can be drawn from it, as well as helpful tips and strategies she calls "sanity savers."

The Tao of the Defiant Woman

A Guide to Life Over 40

The Tao of the Defiant Woman

In "The Tao of the Defiant Woman, we are introduced to Taogirl, the prototypical Tao and defiant woman, as she guides the reader through the transitions along life's journey. Taogirl explains that to attain true happiness on this path one needs to embrace a philosophy of Taoist acceptance coupled with a dash of healthy defiance. Taoism brings her peace. Her defiant attitude endows her with the necessary skills to deal with life's challenges. With a clear and concise explanation of Taoism and depiction of the defiant attributes Taogirl possesses, C.J. Golden's style is conversational and accessible. "The Tao of the Defiant Woman incorporates stories and quotes from the great Taoist teachers along with anecdotes and advice from well known women who serve as modern role models. The book covers a variety of topics such as; relationships and love, health and body image, the importance of friendships, and our ever-changing world.

A Full Moon Rising...and the Tao of Menopause

A Full Moon Rising...and the Tao of Menopause

In "A Full Moon Rising . . . and the Tao of Menopause," Kimberly Quinn Smith very humorously tells the tale of entering into the new stage of mid-life, while associating hormonal moments with the lunar schedule and her symbolic metamorphosis into a menopausal werewolf. Throughout her journey she flashes back to her colorful 70's childhood, where she grew up in the eclectic town of New Paltz, New York, a small town just an hour outside of Manhattan. She then brings us back through her early motherhood years and lands us where she resides currently, with a house full of teenagers. Throughout her tale, she makes intermittent, contemplative reflections on her halfway-ness and explores strategies of how to learn to embrace the Principles of the Tao of Menopause.

Infant Massage

A Handbook for Loving Parents

Infant Massage

"Vimala McClure, founder of the International Association ofInfant Massage, and its premier proponent in the United States, helps you master the techniques of infant massage so you can incorporate this joyful and wonderful healing art into your baby's life"--

A Woman's Guide to Tantra Yoga

A Woman's Guide to Tantra Yoga

Often mistaken as solely the "yoga of sex," Tantra Yoga is more accurately described as the "yoga of everything," in which the spiritual is united with every aspect of life. This book offers step-by-step instructions and illustrations to explain the practice and philosophy of Tantra Yoga — adapted to the specific physical, emotional, and spiritual concerns of women. The author explains differing methods of meditation and mantras, breathing and relaxation, yoga positions, visualization, and affirmations — demonstrating how a daily routine of meditation and yoga can bring focus and strength both physically and spiritually. More than a guide to fitness, A Woman's Guide to Tantra Yoga brilliantly adapts one of the most venerable Eastern practices to the demands of modern life.

The Tao of Life Stories

Chinese Language, Poetry, and Culture in Education

The Tao of Life Stories

<I>The Tao of Life Stories explores curriculum as lifelong learning through Chinese women immigrants' cross-cultural experiences. In answer to Walt Whitman's call for strangers to speak, this book creates an extraordinary voice through its stories, poetry, and artistry. The multicultural and global context of the new millennium challenges teachers to better our understanding of differences at personal, professional, and conceptual levels. Do we all, teachers and students alike, bring unique experiences to our classrooms? How do we acknowledge and learn from our experiences across cultural borders? Philosophically, practically, vicariously, and artistically, this book promises to engage the reader in a postmodern cross-cultural and global education.

Infant Massage (Fourth Edition)

A Handbook for Loving Parents

Infant Massage (Fourth Edition)

Master the techniques of infant massage and incorporate this joyful and wonderful healing art into your baby’s life with this revised and updated edition. For generations, mothers around the world have known that the soft touch of their hands soothes, calms, and communicates their love to their babies. The latest scientific research confirms that physical affection is vital to the development and wellness of children—easing discomfort, releasing tension, improving sleep, helping premature infants gain weight, even aiding asthmatic children to improve their breathing. Now Vimala McClure, founder of the International Association of Infant Massage, has revised and updated her beloved classic. Inside you’ll find • specific routines tailored to help relieve colic, fever, and chest and nasal congestion • easy-to-follow instructions and photographs demonstrating each step • new information on the benefits of skin-to-skin contact • instructions for premature infants and babies with special needs • lullabies, rhymes, and games to enhance the massage experience • a special chapter dedicated to fathers • compassionate advice for foster and adoptive parents Praise for Infant Massage “Speaking as a pediatrician, the best advice I can give you is to try the techniques described in this book.”–Stephen Berman, M.D., F.A.A.P., former president, American Academy of Pediatrics “What a brilliant way to love and nurture a child! The first connection between parent and child is physical, through the body; by using the techniques Vimala McClure has developed, your parental relationship will be off to a magnificent start.”—Judy Ford, author of Wonderful Ways to Love a Child

Infant Massage

A Handbook for Loving Parents

Infant Massage

Thoroughly updated and revised, a new edition of the classic handbook draws on the latest research into the importance of touch to developing a loving bond between parent and child and offers a stroke-by-stroke guide to massage routines, special routines to alleviate colic and congestion, modified techniques for older babies, tips on how to teach youngsters about "good touch." Original.