Dr. Helen Riess with Eve Ekman - The Empathy Effect (San Francisco Store)

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 6:00pm

In Conversation with Eve Ekman

Empathy is undergoing a new evolution. In a global and interconnected culture, we can no longer afford to identify only with people who seem to be a part of our "tribe." As Dr. Helen Riess has learned, our capacity for empathy is not just an innate trait--it is also a skill that we can learn and expand. With The Empathy Effect, Dr. Riess presents a definitive resource on empathy: the science behind how it works, new research on how empathy develops from birth to adulthood, and tools for building your capacity to create authentic emotional connection with others in any situation.

Helen Riess, MD, is associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, HuffPost, JAMA, and more. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

Eve Ekman is the director of training at the Greater Good Science Center.

 

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By Helen Riess, Liz Neporent, Alan Alda (Foreword by)
$22.95
ISBN: 9781683640288
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Published: Sounds True - November 6th, 2018

"We are all connected on a neurobiological level far more than we have previously realized. Consciously or not, we are in constant, natural resonance with one another's feelings. When we are engaged in shared mind awareness, the possibilities for mutual aid and collaborative problem solving abound."
--Helen Riess, MD


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W. Thomas Boyce - The Orchid and the Dandelion (Corte Madera Store)

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 7:00pm

From W. Thomas Boyce--one of the world’s foremost researchers and pioneers of pediatric health--comes The Orchid and the Dandelion, a book that offers hope and a pathway to success for parents, teachers, psychologists, psychiatrists, and child development experts coping with “difficult” children, fully exploring the author’s revolutionary discovery about childhood development, parenting, and the key to helping all children find happiness and success.

In W. Thomas Boyce’s extraordinary new book, he explores the “dandelion” child (hardy, resilient, healthy), able to survive and flourish under most circumstances, and the “orchid” child (sensitive, susceptible, fragile), who, given the right support, can thrive as much as, if not more than, other children. Boyce writes of his pathfinding research as a developmental pediatrician working with troubled children in child-development research for almost four decades, and explores his major discovery that reveals how genetic make-up and environment shape behavior. He writes that certain variant genes can increase a person’s susceptibility to depression, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and antisocial, sociopathic, or violent behaviors.

But rather than seeing this “risk” gene as a liability, Boyce, through his daring research, has recast the way we think of human frailty, and has shown that while these “bad” genes can create problems, they can also, in the right setting and the right environment, result in producing children who not only do better than before but far exceed their peers. Orchid children, Boyce makes clear, are not failed dandelions; they are a different category of child, with special sensitivities and strengths, and need to be nurtured and taught in special ways. And in The Orchid and the Dandelion, Boyce shows us how to understand these children for their unique sensibilities, their considerable challenges, their remarkable gifts.

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$27.95
ISBN: 9781101946565
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Published: Knopf - January 29th, 2019

From one of the world's foremost researchers and pioneers of pediatric health--a book that offers hope and a pathway to success for parents, teachers, psychologists, psychiatrists, and child development experts coping with "difficult" children, fully exploring the author's revolutionary discovery about childhood development, parenting, and the key to helping all children find happiness


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Celestine Star - The Galactic Earth Council (Corte Madera Store)

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 7:00pm

The Galactic Earth Council opens doorways to the cosmic evolution of Earth through the direct and conscious reconnection of humanity with "Beings from the Stars."

Environmental catastrophes in the past 30 years have attracted the attention of fleets of Galactic Star Federation Starships who appear for the purpose of assisting humanity. Learn the deeper mysteries of Earth's "Galactic Awakening" and how a catastrophic environmental disaster allowed one of the first groupings of humans to interact with our benevolent cosmic Star Kin ancestors.

Receive a deeper understanding through this historical account of our Star Kin who have always been, and will forever remain here on Earth throughout the Aeons. Reflect upon your becoming an "Awakened Hope for Humanity." Be a part of Earth's current evolution into "Galactichood." The Galactic Earth Council is a manual that will give you the tools to safely follow a light-filled pathway towards reconnecting with our Ultraterrestrial Star Kin. Included are the "Voices" and photographic archives of the Galactic Earth Council and the Galactics.

Celestine Iisha Star has been an Ultraterrestrial and Heavenly Emissary contactee for over 45 years of her life, offering her galactic wisdom and knowledge worldwide to private groups and individuals. In 2010, inspired by the High Spiritual Council, the Galactic Star Federation and her community, Star founded the Galactic Earth Council in which she offered sacred "Skywatch" circles for those hearing the "clarion call" to experience personal contact with our Ultraterrestrial Star Kin.

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$25.95
ISBN: 9780692089644
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Published: Golden Star Productions - November 30th, 2018

The Galactic Earth Council opens doorways to the cosmic evolution of Earth through the direct and conscious reconnection of humanity with "Beings from the Stars." Come face-to-face with our "Heavenly Origins."


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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.
 

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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.

 

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780399593628
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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.


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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.

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$24.99
ISBN: 9781640492790
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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:


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