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Entries for May 2014

Thursday, May 29, 2014
A TALK WITH PATRICK MCDONNELL, coauthor of GUARDIANS OF BEING
By Samy AbulEla

Guardians of Being: Spiritual Teachings from Our Dogs and Cats pairs original words by spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle with delightful illustrations by Patrick McDonnell, the creator of the acclaimed comic strip MUTTS. We hope you’ll enjoy this interview with Patrick about his collaboration with Eckhart, his inspiration, and the importance of connecting with animals.

How did Guardians of Being come to be?

This book is a collaboration of Eckhart’s teachings and my MUTTS cartoon illustrations. As does all of Eckhart’s work, Guardians of Being teaches us about finding inner peace by living in the now, the transformation of our consciousness, and the arising of a more enlightened humanity. The primary signposts in this book are all of nature and, in particular, our beloved dogs and cats.(READ MORE)

creativity
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Author Jim Donovan talks about HAPPY AT WORK: 60 SIMPLE WAYS TO STAY ENGAGED AND BE SUCCESSFUL
By Samy AbulEla
We hope you'll enjoy this interview with author Jim Donovan about his new book Happy at Work: 60 Simple Ways to Stay Engaged and Be Successful. We also invite you to subscribe to New World Library's YouTube Channel for immediate access to the latest author interviews, book trailers, and more.
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personal growth
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
WRITING WITH NATURE by guest blogger Tina Welling, author of WRITING WILD
By Samy AbulEla

Ralph Metzner, in his book Green Psychology: Transforming Our Relationship to the Earth, discovered that tuning in to each of the four elements of nature — air, earth, fire, water — produces an experience of consciousness that is associated with the qualities of that element.

He didn’t exactly have writers in mind when he put forth this idea, but, since I’m a writer, that’s how I translated his work, and I think it’s a valuable tool for writers. When we align ourselves with the element of nature that meets our writing needs, we dip into a vast inventory of inspiration and insight.
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writing
Monday, May 19, 2014
MISADVENTURES OF A PARENTING YOGI
By Samy AbulEla
We hope you'll enjoy this lovely book trailer for Misadventures of a Parenting Yogi  by Brian Leaf. We also invite you to subscribe to New World Library's YouTube Channel for immediate access to the latest author interviews, book trailers, and more.
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parenting & education
Thursday, May 15, 2014
6 SIMPLE WAYS TO PARENT MORE EFFECTIVELY by guest blogger Brian Leaf, author of MISADVENTURES OF A PARENTING YOGI
By Samy AbulEla
When my boys were two and five, I felt ninety-seven years old. I was short on sleep and always overwhelmed. For a few years, my wife, Gwen, and I sat on different couches in the evening and mostly snapped at each other when we did speak. I wondered if there was a better way.

I read books, watched countless videos, and attended workshops, seminars, and trainings. I expected to find tools or a set of rules that would save us. I expected someone to tell me how best to parent. Instead, I discovered how to tune into my own parenting instincts and, equally importantly, to give my kids a little space, to accept help, to relax a little bit, and to forgive myself when I mess up. This has made all the difference.(READ MORE)

parenting & education
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
PARADISE IN PLAIN SIGHT
By Samy AbulEla
We hope you'll enjoy this lovely book trailer for Paradise in Plain Sight: Lessons from a Zen Garden by Karen Maezen Miller. We also invite you to subscribe to New World Library's YouTube Channel for immediate access to the latest author interviews, book trailers, and more. (READ MORE)
Buddhism

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