For your summer inspiration and reading by the pool...
EVERYONE CAN BE A NINJA
The beloved host of the NBC hit show American Ninja Warrior draws inspiration from both the fierce competitors on his show and his own unlikely path to success to outline the essential steps to achieving your goals and becoming a modern-day ninja in EVERYONE CAN BE A NINJA.
Through his own inspirational underdog stories and interviews with modern-day ninjas who have accomplished extraordinary things in their own lives against the odds, Akbar proves in Everyone Can Be a Ninja that it doesn’t matter if you make it through every step of the obstacle course on the first try. Ninjas keep pushing themselves until they reach their goals, and they don’t let anyone or anything stand in their way.
NOTE TO SELF, COLLECTED AND INTRODUCED BY GAYLE KING
In this New York Times bestseller, Gayle King collects her favorite inspiring letters from the popular CBS This Morning segment Note to Self, in which twenty-first century luminaries pen advice and encouragement to the young people they once were. What do Congressman John Lewis, Dr. Ruth, and Kermit the Frog wish they could tell their younger selves? What about a gay NFL player or the most successful female race car driver? A moving reflection on the joys and challenges of growing up and a perfect gift for any occasion.
No matter how hard it is to get out the door, it's on the road that we meet our strengths and weaknesses, have the space to contemplate our hopes and dreams and ultimately find what makes us happy. Not every workout is an epiphany. Instead, each time out on the road—no matter how much of a battle it was to get there—is an exercise in getting to know ourselves a little bit better. It’s on that road that we learn our strengths and weaknesses, ponder our hopes and dreams, and ultimately discover what makes us happy.
RUN LIKE A GIRL 365 DAYS A YEAR
For women who draw even a portion of their strength from being active, Run Like a Girl 365 Days a Year serves as a Book of Days. It's practical, inspirational, and personal, with a dash of the existential and neurotic, it’s a fresh take on the popular thought-a-day books, geared toward women athletes. Containing 365 entries for a full year of running inspiration, Run like a Girl 365 Days a Year revels in the joys we discover as we greet our athletic selves each new day, and confront the obstacles thrown in our way by the world, by our bodies and, most importantly, by our minds.
A YEAR OF LIVING THANKFULLY
Experience a year of actively being more grateful, with weekly activities and practices, plus workbook pages to fill in, and discover how this can lead to greater happiness and well-being. A Year of Living Thankfully offers simple activities for each week of the year that will help you embrace gratitude and reframe your view of the world. Included are creative suggestions to turn a simple thank you into a heartfelt gift, strategies to help you see life with brighter eyes, meditations to end your day on a grateful note, and ways to help you find thankfulness again when times are hard. Journal pages with friendly reminders follow each activity so that you can reflect on your experience and what you are discovering.
MADE TO CHANGE THE WORLD
The remarkable story of a T-shirt company that sparked a global movement to aid people living in poverty. All his life, Derek Evans felt a spiritual pull to be a part of something greater than himself, but it wasn’t until he and a friend embarked on a transformational trip to LA’s infamous skid row that he found his true calling. They returned home with a plan to build a mission-minded business that would change the world—one T-shirt at a time. When their “Spread Love, It’s the Nashville Way” grassroots campaign to raise money for people recovering from homelessness and addiction caught the attention of celebrities like Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus, it went viral and ignited a global movement to end homelessness, child hunger, and human trafficking.