Early-morning rituals for contentment, clarity and purpose. In this inspirational guide, Linnea Dunne, bestselling author of Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living, shows how building a life-affirming ritual into your morning routine is an act of self-care that can benefit both your physical and mental health, enhance your productivity and positively influence your day. Whether it's a dedicated yoga practice at sunrise, mindfulness meditation just after waking, journalling while you sip your morning coffee, or listening to birdsong in the back garden before you tackle your daily commute, a morning ritual can enhance your health and wellbeing, and bring increased contentment, clarity and purpose to your day. With countless ideas for nourishing morning practices and invaluable advice on how to create a morning ritual that is unique to you and takes your individual needs, circumstances and time constraints into account, this book will help you to make the most of the peace and promise of the first moments of every day.
Rory Sullivan, a renowned artisan woodworker, has no plans to fall in love anytime soon. Especially not with Zara Mirren, who shares a converted warehouse space with him in Bar Harbor, Maine. While she is a brilliant maker-the eyeglass frames she designs are practically works of art-everything else about her drives him bonkers. The way she's always whistling cheesy pop songs off-key. The way her half-drunk cups of coffee litter every available countertop. And especially the way he can't take his eyes off her whenever she enters a room...or stop thinking about her after she leaves. Zara loves everything about her career-designing and manufacturing bright, fun glasses frames fulfills both the creative and technical sides of her brain. The only downside to coming to work is bumping into irritating, far-too-handsome-for-his-own-good Rory Sullivan...even if she secretly enjoys the zingers they throw at each other. On the plus side, thinking up new ways to torment Rory on a daily basis has helped Zara stop dwelling on the fact that her ex-boyfriend cheated on her with her stepsister. But when Zara learns that her ex and her stepsister have just become engaged, she's doubly stunned by Rory's suggestion to go as her pretend boyfriend to their engagement party, in a one-night truce where they'll be a team rather than adversaries. Only, when it turns out that the sparks between them disguise a deeper passion-and bigger emotional connection-than either has ever known, will both Rory and Zara end up losing their hearts to the last person they could have imagined?
When three-time Appalachian Trail Hiker, Andy 'Captain Blue' Niekamp decided to hike the Buckeye Trail, he took on the challenge of his life. On this 88-day adventure, Captain Blue found things he didn't know he had: a Buckeye Trail family who assisted and encouraged him; a home state rich with scenic beauty and history; and the physical, mental, and emotional stamina to travel to Ohio alone and on foot. Readers will enjoy the trail tales of Captain Blue, past and present, and his knack for bringing humor and good-natured reflection to a hiker's experiences in the elements: the cold, snow, wind, rain, heat, and humidity of springtime in Ohio; the physical test of walking for miles every day on a variety of treadways; the unpredictability of nature; the sincere generosity of strangers. --Publisher's description.