The Myth of Normal
A groundbreaking investigation into the causes of illness, a bracing critique of how our society breeds disease, and a pathway to health and healing.
By Dr Gabor Maté with Daniel Maté
Over four decades of clinical experience, Gabor Maté has come to recognize the prevailing understanding of “normal” as false, neglecting the roles that trauma and stress, and the pressures of modern-day living, exert on our bodies and our minds at the expense of good health. For all our expertise and technological sophistication, Western medicine often fails to treat the whole person, ignoring how today’s culture stresses the body, burdens the immune system, and undermines emotional balance.
Now, Maté brings his perspective to the great untangling of common myths about what makes us sick, connects the dots between the maladies of individuals and the declining soundness of society—and offers a compassionate guide for health and healing. Cowritten with his son Daniel, The Myth Of Normal is Maté’s most ambitious and urgent book yet.
No Bad Parts
Discover an empowering new way of understanding your multifaceted mind—and healing the many parts that make you who you are.
By Dr Richard Schwartz
Is there just one “you”? We’ve been taught to believe we have a single identity, and to feel fear or shame when we can’t control the inner voices that don’t match the ideal of who we think we should be. Yet Dr. Richard Schwartz’s research now challenges this “mono-mind” theory. “All of us are born with many sub-minds—or parts,” says Dr. Schwartz. “These parts are not imaginary or symbolic. They are individuals who exist as an internal family within us—and the key to health and happiness is to honor, understand, and love every part.”
Dr. Schwartz’s Internal Family Systems (IFS) model has been transforming psychology for decades. With No Bad Parts, you’ll learn why IFS has been so effective in areas such as trauma recovery, addiction therapy, and depression treatment—and how this new understanding of consciousness has the potential to radically change our lives.
Stillness in the Storm
7 tools for coping with fear and uncertainty
By Jan Alcoe and Dr Sarah Eagger
We live in a world of change and uncertainty - we always have. But presently it's as if a storm were raging around us, churning up feelings of anxiety and fear and making it difficult to respond resourcefully to our own needs and those of others. This unique book offers seven practical self-help tools drawn from a broad range of positive psychology, therapeutic, and spiritual models and approaches, each designed to help us discover the ‘stillness in the storm’ --our sense of peace and inner wholeness. The book includes simple exercises, audio meditations and commentaries, emergency responses, and positive affirmations to help the reader put its powerful ideas into everyday practice.
From Our Destructive Present to a Renegerative Future
How do we respond to the monumental toll of suffering, grotesque global inequity and planetary emergency, exacerbated by the war in Ukraine, and its devastating consequences for our future?
This book is the joint response of 88 integral change makers from 43 countries, aged 7 to 91, associated with Home for Humanity, to today's burning question: How do we transform our divided world into an inclusive, regenerative home for the family of life on Earth?
Home for Humanity is generously offering it as a free gift
Restoring the Kinship Worldview
Indigenous Voices Introduce 28 Precepts for Rebalancing Life on Planet Earth
By Wahinkpe Topa (Four Arrows) and Darcia Narvaez
"Humans have a particular ecological niche, a role as the custodial species of this earth. We must return our species to this niche within the next decade, or perish. This book, Restoring the Kinship Worldview,is a perfect place to start - the foundation is good relations, making kin both human and non-human - and here we have story from a gathering of some of the finest Indigenous thinkers in the world. Four Arrows and Darcia Narvaez have a particular way of bringing the right people together for such purposes."
– Tyson Yunkaporta, author of Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World
The Language of Love
It is unusual for a novel to be co-authored, but here is a beautiful example of two friends combining their writings into one story about love.
By William Blyghton and Lorna Howarth
James has died, and Sarah thinks she will never love again, but first Katharine and later Miriam arrive unexpectedly in her life and the language of love unfolds anew. When Jeremiah and his angel come to Elmsford seeking refuge from old wounds, both he and Sarah discover love in ways that neither of them imagined could be possible.
Love is a language that unites us all, a language beyond words which expresses in myriad ways, yet those who love differently often feel lonely, unlovable. As Sarah and Jeremiah reflect on their lives, with the help of Angel they come to see that all love is sacred and that what befalls us offers a pathway to acceptance of who we truly are.