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    Bruce, Leslie Anne
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    Journalist Leslie Anne Bruce acknowledges that, yes, motherhood is a total mind f*ck, and offers the self-empowerment lessons new mothers need to get through the psychic upheaval and emerge stronger. After childbirth, a woman's body, her relationships, and her sense of self are tested like never before. Bruce encourages readers to look past sugarcoated truisms about child-rearing in order to embrace the real joys of motherhood, spit-up stains and all.

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    Kerpen, Carrie
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    Carrie Kerpen shares her own career lessons as well as those from a board of fifty powerful women in a wide range of industries to help women everywhere make their aspirations a reality.

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    Shah, Rani
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    We could all learn a thing or two about living in balance from our friends in the plant and animal kingdom. We need look no farther than nature for small and simple things we can do to slow down, recharge, and living more thoughtfully, lovingly, and harmoniously.

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    Gulotta, Nicole
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    This guide for the next generation of writers includes self-care rituals, creativity-generating rhythms, and personalized strategies for embracing your craft no matter what life throws at you.

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    Morrow, Jude
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    Why Does Daddy Always Look So Sad? is a poignant and honest memoir detailing Jude Morrow's journey to parenthood, and how his autism profoundly affected that journey, for both better and worse, bringing hope to all who live with autism as well as those who care for someone on the spectrum. I knew that Jupiter has seventy-nine known moons and where the swimming pool was located on the Titanic, yet I didn't know how to connect with this beautiful child who called me "Daddy." Why Does Daddy Always Look So Sad? is a candid view of life and love through the eyes of an autistic adult—who went from being a nonverbal and aggressive child to a hard working and responsible father to a non-autistic son. Growing up autistic, Jude Morrow faced immense challenges and marginalization, but he was able to successfully—though not without difficulty—finish university and transition into a successful career and eventually parenthood. Those with autism can have difficulty understanding the world around them and can find it hard to find their voice, but in this poignant and honest memoir, Jude defiantly uses his found voice to break down the misconceptions and societal beliefs surrounding autism, bringing hope to all who live with autism as well as those who care for someone on the spectrum. Jude views his autism as a gift to be shared, not a burden to be pitied, and as he demonstrates through his honest recollections and observations, autistic people's lives can be every bit as happy and fulfilling as those not on the spectrum.

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    Jakes, T. D.
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    In a time when women carry more influence than any other generation, the power of prayer has never been more important to remind us that we do not have to bear our crosses alone. We need prayer to stand guard over our hearts and minds and over the hearts and minds of our families. This book presents a clarion call for women to continue their progressive march of empowerment by dreaming like their daughters and praying like their grandmothers.

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    Kempton, Beth
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    This is the definitive guide that teaches you how to use the Japanese concept of wabi sabi to reshape every area of your life and find happiness right where you are. Fed up with the exhausting challenges of our fast-paced, consumption-driven existence, millions of people worldwide are turning to timeless cultural traditions to find true meaning. In this transformative handbook, Beth Kempton introduces you to wabi sabi, a captivating concept from Japanese aesthetics that offers a whole new way of looking at the world.

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    Vachon, Gilbert
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    Ce livre raconte l'histoire d'une mère bienveillante qui, une fois placée en CHSLD, est décédée à la suite de négligence dont elle a été victime, mais aussi d'un fils aimant qui, en plus de l'avoir soutenu jusqu'à la fin, a décidé, par tous les moyens, de rassembler les morceaux du casse-tête afin de comprendre la situation, mais également de rendre justice à sa mère morte dans des circonstances inhabituelles. Ce roman, parfois dénonciateur, parfois inspirant, est basé sur un fait vécu écrit avec le cœur, mais également en toute authenticité et simplicité. Découvrir l'envers de la médaille et tout ce qu'implique certains choix pris dans le passé en CHSLD sur la qualité de vie de nos aînés ne laissera personne indifférent. Ce livre s'adresse à tous ceux et celles qui sont sensibles à la réalité de ceux et celles qui ont construit le Québec, mais surtout aux proches aidants, au personnel du domaine de la santé et aux personnes œuvrant de près ou de loin auprès de cette clientèle, y compris la fonction publique. Tout le monde le sait que l'usure et les rides de leur visage et de leurs mains sont comme une carte géographique qui nous montre les chemins qu'ils ont parcourus au fil du temps. Ensemble, servons-nous de cette histoire pour apprendre de nos erreurs du passé, mais surtout bâtir un avenir meilleur pour que nos sages puissent vivre dans la dignité jusqu'à leur dernier souffle. Un pas à la fois, si la famille, le personnel et le gouvernement travaillent de concert nous pouvons y arriver.

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    Portelance, Colette
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    Ce 5e ouvrage de Colette Portelance sera sans doute comme les précédents un autre best-seller. Forte de près de 40 années de vie de couple heureuse et réussie avec le même conjoint, l'auteur nous convie à la mise au grand jour des secrets de ceux qui cultivent encore le sentiment amoureux après de nombreuses années de vie communes. Elle affirme qu'à l'aube du 3e millénaire il est toujours réaliste de rêver d'une vie de couple durable et satisfaisante. Pour elle, la relation amoureuse peut traverser l'épreuve du temps, l'amour, le désir et la passion n'étant pas uniquement réservés à l'enfance des relations de couple. En écrivant ces pages, Colette Portelance veut donner l'espoir à ceux qui s'aiment, à ceux qui veulent une vie de couple plus harmonieuse mais qui connaissent des difficultés relationnelles et à ceux qui sont seuls. Ce livre fournit à toutes ces personnes qui rêvent d'une vie de couple réussie, des bases solides et réalistes sur lesquelles ils pourront construire leur relation amoureuse de façon à ce qu'elle gagne chaque jour en profondeur sans perdre en sensibilité, en intérêt et en liberté. «en nourrissant nos yeux et nos coeurs d'images réelles et encourageantes en rapport avec la relation de couple, nous sèmerons un espoir constructeur dans le coeur des hommes et des femmes qui veulent être heureux ensemble et nous contribuerons ainsi plus facilement à former des couples qui s'aiment assez pour offrir à leurs enfants et à leur entourage des modèles d'épanouissement et de réalisation.».

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    Doyle, Glennon
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    #1  NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER ; “Packed with incredible insight about what it means to be a woman today.”—Reese Witherspoon (Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine Book Pick) In her most revealing and powerful memoir yet, the activist, speaker, bestselling author, and “patron saint of female empowerment” ( People ) explores the joy and peace we discover when we stop striving to meet others’ expectations and start trusting the voice deep within us. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY O: The Oprah Magazine ;  The Washington Post ; Cosmopolitan ;  Marie Claire  ; “ Untamed will liberate women—emotionally, spiritually, and physically.  It is phenomenal. ”—Elizabeth Gilbert, author of City of Girls and  Eat Pray Love This is how you find yourself. There is a voice of longing inside each woman. We strive so mightily to be good: good partners, daughters, mothers, employees, and friends. We hope all this striving will make us feel alive. Instead, it leaves us feeling weary, stuck, overwhelmed, and underwhelmed. We look at our lives and wonder:  Wasn’t it all supposed to be more beautiful than this?  We quickly silence that question, telling ourselves to be grateful, hiding our discontent—even from ourselves. For many years, Glennon Doyle denied her own discontent. Then, while speaking at a conference, she looked at a woman across the room and fell instantly in love. Three words flooded her mind:  There She Is . At first, Glennon assumed these words came to her from on high. But she soon realized they had come to her from within. This was her own voice—the one she had buried beneath decades of numbing addictions, cultural conditioning, and institutional allegiances. This was the voice of the girl she had been before the world told her who to be. Glennon decided to quit abandoning herself and to instead abandon the world’s expectations of her. She quit being good so she could be free. She quit pleasing and started living. Soulful and uproarious, forceful and tender,  Untamed  is both an intimate memoir and a galvanizing wake-up call. It is the story of how one woman learned that a responsible mother is not one who slowly dies for her children, but one who shows them how to fully live. It is the story of navigating divorce, forming a new blended family, and discovering that the brokenness or wholeness of a family depends not on its structure but on each member’s ability to bring her full self to the table. And it is the story of how each of us can begin to trust ourselves enough to set boundaries, make peace with our bodies, honor our anger and heartbreak, and unleash our truest, wildest instincts so that we become women who can finally look at ourselves and say: There She Is . Untamed  shows us how to be brave. As Glennon insists:  The braver we are, the luckier we get.

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    Robbins, Tony
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    Unavailable in book form! Multimillion copy bestselling audio superstar Anthony Robbins offers his blockbuster original audio program for the retail market in both CD and audio download formats! How do you really want to live? What are you most excited about? What are you grateful for? Do you often feel "stuck" in your life? Are you unable to make changes or break through past beliefs? We often look outside ourselves for these answers. When we do, we give away our power. It's time to find your own answers...uncover your own internal motivations...and set your own rules! In Tony Robbins's exciting live audio seminar Unleash the Power Within you'll discover how to transform your limiting beliefs, adding new meaning and depth to your life. You'll learn to tap into your deepest, most personal resources, to become all the you truly desire and deserve. And when you begin to claim the abundant rewards your future has in store, you'll not only make a remarkable improvement in your life—but consequently, in our world. Tony shows you how to live your life not by hope...not by chance...but by design. You'll learn to: -Break old patterns and destroy limiting beliefs -Become a decisive person who takes massive, intelligent action -Condition yourself mentally, emotionally, and physically to create staggering results -Find and develop a strategy of success -Have more confidence and self-esteem -Develop new communication skills -Generate more passion and enthusiasm -Become aware of the higher purpose of your life -Discover what drives you and what holds you back -And much, much more!

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    Pantley, Elizabeth
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    Êtes-vous un parent qui manque de sommeil et lutte contre le conseil cruel de laisser bébé «pleurer jusqu'à ce qu'il s'épuise»? Un sommeil paisible et sans pleurs vous montrera qu'il est tout à fait possible et à votre portée d'aider votre bébé à s'endormir paisiblement — et à rester endormi toute la nuit. Jusqu'à maintenant, il existait deux moyens de régler le problème des nuits blanches: laisser le bébé pleurer jusqu'à épuisement ou devenir une victime du manque de sommeil qui tente de tenir bon. Enfin, grâce à Elizabeth Pantley, une éducatrice de parents, mère de quatre enfants, un troisième moyen pratique et efficace existe maintenant. Son programme en dix étapes vous guide dans une démarche, un jour à la fois: En fournissant un nouvel éclairage sur les structures du sommeil de votre bébé et en vous aidant à établir des objectifs réalistes; En vous indiquant comment analyser, évaluer et améliorer les structures du sommeil de votre bébé en rédigeant des fiches; En offrant une diversité de solutions convenant à chaque style parental; En créant un plan de sommeil sans pleurs personnalisé, profitable pour vous et votre bébé. Un sommeil paisible et sans pleurs vous fournit les outils dont vous avez besoin pour atteindre votre objectif efficacement et en douceur: une bonne nuit de sommeil pour tous.

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    Pasquier, Christiane, Dion, Marie-Lou, Portal, Louise
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    Trois grandes amies – Louise Portal, Christiane Pasquier et Marie-Lou Dion – se remémorent l'année 1975, où elles jouèrent ensemble dans Madeleine de Verchères au Théâtre La Marjolaine, en plus de cohabiter dans le même chalet. Un été brûlant, tant sur les planches que dans l'intimité de leur petit refuge, où elles recevaient les princes de la nuit… Un été pendant lequel, surtout, des liens forts se sont noués entre elles. Dans trois récits vibrants, chacune remonte le fil du temps, dans les entrelacements de ce que la vie, l'amour et le métier lui a réservé ; chacune témoigne des sentiers amoureux et créatifs qu'elle a empruntés, ainsi que de cinquante ans d'amitié. Aussi proches que différentes, ces trois femmes révèlent ce qui les a portées toutes ces décennies, ce qui les unit et ce qui leur donne, encore et toujours, envie de célébrer la vie.

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    Gélinas, Pauline
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    La trahison, dans toutes ses déclinaisons. Jusqu'à la dépossession. C'est ce qui est au cœur de La Brochure, où alternent constamment les époques et où foisonnent les revirements de situation. Dans cette épopée, cupidité et lâcheté côtoient générosité et courage alors que s'entremêlent les destins bouleversants d'immigrants ukrainiens, mais aussi d'Autochtones et de Métis. 1902. La famille Pylypow quitte l'empire austro-hongrois et s'embarque à destination de… la famine au Manitoba. S'ensuit une enfilade de trahisons, liées à une série de scandales politiques et financiers, qui amène le lecteur dans une traversée des pages les plus sombres, les plus tragiques de la construction du Canada. 2014. La vie d'Anna Pylypow, radiologiste montréalaise incarnant la réussite, est à quelques jours de basculer. D'abord, elle découvre l'ampleur des manœuvres affreuses du gouvernement canadien envers ses ancêtres ukrainiens. Loin d'être au bout de ses peines, elle apprendra bientôt que son grand-père adoré l'a lui-même cruellement trahie. Anna saura-t-elle pardonner la perfidie d'un homme dont l'enfance a été forgée par une suite de trahisons?.

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    Chopra, Deepak
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    The definitive book of meditation that will help you achieve new dimensions of stress-free living For the past thirty years, Deepak Chopra has been at the forefront of the meditation revolution in the West. Total Meditation offers a complete exploration and reinterpretation of the physical, mental, emotional, relational, and spiritual benefits that this practice can bring. Deepak guides readers on how to wake up to new levels of awareness that will ultimately cultivate a clear vision, heal suffering in your mind and body, and help recover who you really are. Readers will undergo a transformative process, which will result in an awakening of the body, mind, and spirit that will allow you to live in a state of open, free, creative, and blissful awareness twenty-four hours a day. With this book, Deepak elevates the practice of meditation to a life-changing quest for higher consciousness and a more fulfilling existence. He also incorporates new research on meditation and its benefits, provides dozens of practical awareness exercises and concludes with a 52-week program of meditations to help revolutionize every aspect of your life.

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    Kotb, Hoda
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    An instant New York Times bestseller! In this all-new collection of beloved quotes, This Just Speaks to Me , #1 New York Times bestselling author Hoda Kotb offers inspiration, wisdom, and hope 365 days a year. When her first collection of quotes, I Really Needed This Today , was published in 2019, Hoda never imagined how deeply her favorite words, stories, and memories would resonate with readers. People across the country were connected not only by the book's positive message, but through their generosity in sharing it with friends and family who needed a daily burst of inspiration. Hoda was truly touched by fans who shared "their quote" with her, the one that most moved them or someone they love. Now, to follow that remarkable experience, Hoda is back, with 365 new quotes and stories to share with her beloved readers. In This Just Speaks to Me , she writes about the people and moments that have enriched her life, discussing everything from motherhood and friendship to love and loss. The book also celebrates the countless acts of kindness that unfolded during these uniquely challenging times. Told with the same warmth, humor, and generosity that infused I Really Needed This Today , This Just Speaks to Me promises to be the next great companion book, each day elevated by Hoda's sparkle at a time when we may need it the most.

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    Flink, David
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    Here David Flink enlarges our understanding of the learning process and offers powerful, innovative strategies for parenting, teaching, and supporting students with learning disabilities.This brilliant, compassionate work is packed with essential insights and real-world applications.

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    Shetty, Jay.
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    Jay Shetty, social media superstar and host of the #1 podcast On Purpose , distills the timeless wisdom he learned as a monk into practical steps anyone can take every day to live a less anxious, more meaningful life. When you think like a monk, you'll understand: -How to overcome negativity -How to stop overthinking -Why comparison kills love -How to use your fear -Why you can't find happiness by looking for it -How to learn from everyone you meet -Why you are not your thoughts -How to find your purpose -Why kindness is crucial to success -And much more... Shetty grew up in a family where you could become one of three things—a doctor, a lawyer, or a failure. His family was convinced he had chosen option three: instead of attending his college graduation ceremony, he headed to India to become a monk, to meditate every day for four to eight hours, and devote his life to helping others. After three years, one of his teachers told him that he would have more impact on the world if he left the monk's path to share his experience and wisdom with others. Heavily in debt, and with no recognizable skills on his résumé, he moved back home in north London with his parents. Shetty reconnected with old school friends—many working for some of the world's largest corporations—who were experiencing tremendous stress, pressure, and unhappiness, and they invited Shetty to coach them on well-being, purpose, and mindfulness. Since then, Shetty has become one of the world's most popular influencers. In 2017, he was named in the Forbes magazine 30-under-30 for being a game-changer in the world of media. In 2018, he had the #1 video on Facebook with over 360 million views. His social media following totals over 38 million, he has produced over 400 viral videos which have amassed more than 8 billion views, and his podcast, On Purpose , is consistently ranked the world's #1 Health and Wellness podcast. In this inspiring, empowering book, Shetty draws on his time as a monk to show us how we can clear the roadblocks to our potential and power. Combining ancient wisdom and his own rich experiences in the ashram, Think Like a Monk reveals how to overcome negative thoughts and habits, and access the calm and purpose that lie within all of us. He transforms abstract lessons into advice and exercises we can all apply to reduce stress, improve relationships, and give the gifts we find in ourselves to the world. Shetty proves that everyone can—and should—think like a monk.

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    Grant, Adam
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    #1 New York Times Bestseller   “THIS. This is the right book for right now. Yes, learning requires focus. But, unlearning and relearning requires much more—it requires choosing courage over comfort. In Think Again , Adam Grant weaves together research and storytelling to help us build the intellectual and emotional muscle we need to stay curious enough about the world to actually change it. I’ve never felt so hopeful about what I don’t know.” —Brené Brown, Ph.D., #1  New York Times  bestselling author of  Dare to Lead   " Think Again is a must-read for anyone who wants to create a culture of learning and exploration, whether at home, at work, or at school... In an increasingly divided world, the lessons in this book are more important than ever." –Bill and Melinda Gates The bestselling author of Give and Take and Originals examines the critical art of rethinking: learning to question your opinions and open other people's minds, which can position you for excellence at work and wisdom in life Intelligence is usually seen as the ability to think and learn, but in a rapidly changing world, there's another set of cognitive skills that might matter more: the ability to rethink and unlearn. In our daily lives, too many of us favor the comfort of conviction over the discomfort of doubt. We listen to opinions that make us feel good, instead of ideas that make us think hard. We see disagreement as a threat to our egos, rather than an opportunity to learn. We surround ourselves with people who agree with our conclusions, when we should be gravitating toward those who challenge our thought process. The result is that our beliefs get brittle long before our bones. We think too much like preachers defending our sacred beliefs, prosecutors proving the other side wrong, and politicians campaigning for approval—and too little like scientists searching for truth. Intelligence is no cure, and it can even be a curse: being good at thinking can make us worse at rethinking. The brighter we are, the blinder to our own limitations we can become. Organizational psychologist Adam Grant is an expert on opening other people's minds—and our own. As Wharton's top-rated professor and the bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take , he makes it one of his guiding principles to argue like he's right but listen like he's wrong. With bold ideas and rigorous evidence, he investigates how we can embrace the joy of being wrong, bring nuance to charged conversations, and build schools, workplaces, and communities of lifelong learners. You'll learn how an international debate champion wins arguments, a Black musician persuades white supremacists to abandon hate, a vaccine whisperer convinces concerned parents to immunize their children, and Adam has coaxed Yankees fans to root for the Red Sox. Think Again reveals that we don't have to believe everything we think or internalize everything we feel. It's an invitation to let go of views that are no longer serving us well and prize mental flexibility over foolish consistency. If knowledge is power, knowing what we don't know is wisdom.

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    Yip-Williams, Julie
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    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Read with Jenna Book Club Pick as Featured on Today • As a young mother facing a terminal diagnosis, Julie Yip-Williams began to write her story, a story like no other. What began as the chronicle of an imminent and early death became something much more—a powerful exhortation to the living. “An exquisitely moving portrait of the daily stuff of life.”— The New York Times Book Review  (Editors’ Choice) NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • Time • Real Simple  •  Good Housekeeping That Julie Yip-Williams survived infancy was a miracle. Born blind in Vietnam, she narrowly escaped euthanasia at the hands of her grandmother, only to flee with her family the political upheaval of her country in the late 1970s. Loaded into a rickety boat with three hundred other refugees, Julie made it to Hong Kong and, ultimately, America, where a surgeon at UCLA gave her partial sight. She would go on to become a Harvard-educated lawyer, with a husband, a family, and a life she had once assumed would be impossible. Then, at age thirty-seven, with two little girls at home, Julie was diagnosed with terminal metastatic colon cancer, and a different journey began. The Unwinding of the Miracle is the story of a vigorous life refracted through the prism of imminent death. When she was first diagnosed, Julie Yip-Williams sought clarity and guidance through the experience and, finding none, began to write her way through it—a chronicle that grew beyond her imagining. Motherhood, marriage, the immigrant experience, ambition, love, wanderlust, tennis, fortune-tellers, grief, reincarnation, jealousy, comfort, pain, the marvel of the body in full rebellion—this book is as sprawling and majestic as the life it records. It is inspiring and instructive, delightful and shattering. It is a book of indelible moments, seared deep—an incomparable guide to living vividly by facing hard truths consciously. With humor, bracing honesty, and the cleansing power of well-deployed anger, Julie Yip-Williams set the stage for her lasting legacy and one final miracle: the story of her life. Praise for The Unwinding of the Miracle “Everything worth understanding and holding on to is in this book. . . . A miracle indeed.” —Kelly Corrigan, New York Times bestselling author “A beautifully written, moving, and compassionate chronicle that deserves to be read and absorbed widely.” —Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of  The Emperor of All Maladies

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