Class: Joel Blackwell - You Can Influence Politicians and Public Policy (Corte Madera

Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 10:00am

Saturday, March 23, 2019, • 10 am - 1 pm  • $125

You will learn specific techniques to influence elected officials from city council to Congress and mistakes to avoid including -

How to influence elected officials with little time and effort, why you already know everything you need to become an effective advocate, and what message legislators want from you compared to professional lobbyists.

Joel Blackwell, author of “Personal Political Power in California,” was an award-winning reporter and editor at the Miami Herald. He interviewed elected officials, lobbyists, volunteer advocates, and academic researchers to find out what works to influence senators and representatives. He has worked for associations and corporations in 47 states and Washington DC, helping them build grassroots systems to support their professional lobbyists. His keynotes and seminars leave audiences inspired, laughing and learning.
 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Kurt Eichenwald - A Mind Unraveled (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 11:00am

In Partnership with The Epilepsy Foundation & CURE (Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy)

As a college freshman, Kurt Eichenwald awoke one night on the floor of his dorm room, confused and in pain. In the aftermath of that critical moment, his once-carefree life would be consumed by confrontations with medical incompetence, discrimination that almost cost him his education and employment, physical abuse, and dark moments when he contemplated suicide.

This is the story of one man’s battle to pursue his dreams despite an often incapacitating brain disorder. From his early experiences of fear and denial to his exasperating search for treatment, Eichenwald provides a deeply candid account of his years facing this misunderstood and often stigmatized condition. He details his encounters with the doctors whose negligence could have killed him, but for the heroic actions of a brilliant neurologist and the family and friends who fought for him.

Many of Eichenwald’s recollections are drawn from his diaries, vivid and painstakingly kept records that helped sharpen his skills as a journalist. He raises important questions about the nature of memory, the revelations of brain science, and the profound mysteries of human perception.

Ultimately, A Mind Unraveled is an inspirational story, one that chronicles how Eichenwald, faced often with his own mortality, transformed trauma into a guide for reaching the future he desired. Defying relentless threats to his emotional and physical well-being, he affirmed his decision to never give up, and in the process learned how to rise from the depths of despair to the heights of unimagined success.

Kurt Eichenwald is the New York Times bestselling author of four previous nonfiction books. His second, The Informant, was made into a movie starring Matt Damon and directed by Steven Soderbergh. In addition to his distinguished work as a senior writer at Newsweek and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, Eichenwald spent two decades as a senior writer at The New York Times, where he was a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He is also a two-time winner of the George Polk Award, as well as the winner of the Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism and an Emmy Award nominee. He lives in Dallas with his family.

 

A Mind Unraveled: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399593628
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ballantine Books - October 16th, 2018

The compelling story of an acclaimed journalist and New York Times bestselling author’s ongoing struggle with epilepsy—his torturous decision to keep his condition a secret to avoid discrimination, and his ensuing decades-long battle to not only survive, but to thrive.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Becky Lomax - Moon USA National Parks (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 4:00pm

They've been dubbed America's best idea for a reason: get inspired, get outdoors, and discover the wild beauty of the United States with Moon USA National Parks. Inside you'll find:

  • Coverage of all 59 national parks, from the misty mountains of the east and the redwoods of the west, to the glaciers of Alaska and volcanoes of Hawaii, organized by region
  • Strategic lists and itineraries: Choose from lists of the best parks for hiking, wildlife, families, and scenic drives, or make your way down the list of the top ten national parks experiences across the country
  • The best outdoor adventures in every park, including backpacking, biking, mountain climbing, kayaking, rafting, and more, plus detailed hike descriptions and trail maps marked with distance, duration, effort level, and trailheads
  • National parks road trips with driving times and advice for linking multiple parks, interesting stops between them, and nearby attractions and state parks
  • Comprehensive planning resources: With detailed maps and transportation tips, you'll have the tools to explore each park or region individually, or visit multiple for an epic national parks trip
  • Expert advice from former park guide Becky Lomax on how to avoid crowds, what time of year to visit, and where to stay inside and outside the parks, from campgrounds to hotels
  • Know before you go: Find essential background on climate, terrain, wildlife, history, and safety precautions, plus practical information on park fees, passes, and reservations, including how to obtain and use a National Parks Pass
  • Gorgeous, full-color photos throughout, plus a handy keepsake section for your national parks stamps and a detachable fold-out poster map

Whether you're trekking to striking vistas, rafting a wild river, or camping under the stars, find your park adventure with Moon USA National Parks.

For more in-depth information on a specific park, check out Moon's national parks travel guides.

Becky Lomax grew up hiking, camping, and skiing in Olympic National Park, North Cascades National Park, and Mt. Rainier National Park (where her dad used to serve as a ranger).

During college, she worked summers in Glacier National Park. After teaching high school English for many years outside Seattle, she and her husband moved to Montana, where she served as a hiking and backpacking guide in Glacier, worked at a ski resort, and began to write about the outdoors. She relishes visiting national parks to hike, bike, backpack, kayak, and raft.

Through her writing, she advocates for conserving wild places for their unique attributes and the renewal they bring to humans. She has written about hiking trails, historic lodges and roads, camping, paddling, skiing, bicycling, wildlife, wildflowers, birds, and climate change. For magazine stories, she has tagged along with biologists into the field to radio collar bighorn sheep and grizzly bears, even touching the bear's claws and smelling its fur to discover its earthy scent.

She has published stories in several national travel magazines including Smithsonian and Backpacker. She also authored Moon Glacier National Park, Moon Yellowstone & Grand Teton, and Moon Montana, Wyoming, & Idaho Camping.

Moon USA National Parks: The Complete Guide to All 59 Parks (Travel Guide) Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781640492790
Availability: Backordered
Published: Moon Travel - October 16th, 2018

They've been dubbed America's best idea for a reason: get inspired, get outdoors, and discover the wild beauty of the United States with Moon USA National Parks. Inside you'll find:


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Hilary Grosskopf - Awake Leadership & Awake Ethics (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 1:00pm

Awake Leadership and Awake Ethics are guidebooks for leaders seeking more ethical, mindful, and creative leadership practices. Author Hilary Grosskopf uses practical yet creative exercises and soulful guidance to help leaders build their dream teams and reach bold objectives. 

Awake Leadership is a system of seven vitals for successful leadership in action. While many leadership books detail qualities of excellent leaders, this guide shows how to lead through a progression of specific practices. Each section of the guidebook contains interactive exercises with examples and tips for putting the seven leadership vitals into action. Learn practices for aligning and motivating your team. Achieve your collective and individual goals with more enthusiasm and ease.

Awake Ethics illustrates how a system of ten ethical principles, when put into practice, enable human-centered progress. In order to successfully lead a team or modern organization, leaders must learn to cultivate both peace and progress. Through stories from the field, prompts, and interactive exercises, learn how to align your actions with your intentions for connection, creativity, and satisfying progress.

Hilary Grosskopf is an American author, writer, and leadership guide. She has written two leadership guidebooks, Awake Leadership and Awake Ethics. She coaches leaders around the world. Hilary is known for her fresh perspective, clarity, and methodical, thoughtful approach to developing solutions to complex leadership challenges.

 

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$35.00
ISBN: 9781732358317
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Awake Solutions LLC - November 12th, 2018

Awake Leadership is a system of seven vitals for successful leadership in action.

While many leadership books detail qualities of excellent leaders, this guide shows how to lead through a progression of specific practices. Each section of the guidebook contains interactive exercises with examples and tips for putting the seven leadership vitals into action.


Awake Ethics Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781732358300
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Awake Solutions LLC - September 2018

Learn the ten essential principles of ethics for modern leaders. Told through candid stories from the field, Hilary helps leaders to cultivate a mindset and approach to leading that is genuinely compassionate yet action-oriented. The interactive exercises take insights to action so leaders can cultivate sustainable team dynamics and fuel exciting progress.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Mark Gober - An End to Upside Down Thinking (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 4:00pm

Consciousness creates all material reality; biological processes do not create consciousness. This conceptual breakthrough turns traditional scientific thinking upside down.

In An End to Upside Down Thinking, Mark Gober traces his journey – he explores compelling scientific evidence from a diverse set of disciplines, ranging from psychic phenomena, to near-death experiences, to quantum physics. With cutting-edge thinkers like two-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr. Ervin Laszlo, Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences Dr. Dean Radin, and New York Times bestselling author Larry Dossey, MD supporting this thesis, this book will rock the scientific community and mainstream generalists interested in understanding the true nature of reality.

Today’s disarray around the globe can be linked, at its core, to a fundamental misunderstanding of our reality. This book aims to shift our collective outlook, reshaping our view of human potential and how we treat one another. The book’s implications encourage much-needed revisions in science, technology, and medicine. General readers will find comfort in the implied worldview, which will impact their happiness and everyday decisions related to business, health and politics.

An End to Upside Down Thinking: Dispelling the Myth That the Brain Produces Consciousness, and the Implications for Everyday Life Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781947637856
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Waterside Productions - October 9th, 2018

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Wendy Walsh - Intermediate Italian 1 (Corte Madera Store)

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 12:45pm

Eight Mondays; March 25- May 13 • 12:40 - 2:25 pm • $290

Wendy Walsh has a Ph.D. in Italian Literature from UCB. She has been teaching Italian language, literature, and cooking since 1979.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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