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NEW SOCIETY BLOG — Health

Breathing Through

Today Joanna Macy and Molly Brown, authors of Coming Back to Life explain the practice of simple openness, as in this exercise of Breathing Through, adapted from an ancient Buddhist meditation for developing compassion.

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How We've Been Spending Our Time at Home

With all this extra time we have, the New Society Publishers team has been keeping busy while staying home. For many, December is typically filled with social gatherings, busy shops and holiday rush. However, this year looks different for most people, with less holiday hustle and bustle and more time spent at home. So we wanted to know, what does our team do with their free time?

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This Holiday Season, Choose Vision Over Planning

The holidays are typically characterized by meticulous planning, busy social schedules, and lists of presents to buy. However, with all that’s happening right now, we likely find ourselves with more free time, clearer agendas, and perhaps less money to purchase gifts. Today we use Kumar's outlook on elegant simplicity, and how being open to the present moment can offer a deep feeling of abundance.

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When Not to Use Technology for Connection

For many of us, using social media has become a key tool in staying connected. However, many people feel that it can be even more isolating and draining. In The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World, Christina Crook examines the implications of a technologically focused life and the dynamic possibilities for those longing to cultivate a richer on- and offline existence.

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Top 5 Reasons to Cure your Own Meat

From the Blog Vault: We hear from Meredith Leigh author of The Ethical Meat Handbook Complete Home Butchery, Charcuterie and Cooking for the Conscious Omnivore and the recently released Pure Charcuterie: The Craft and Poetry of Curing Meat at Home. Today Meredith shares with us her top 5 reasons to cure our own meat.

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Growing Trees & Shrubs Indoors

Grow trees and shrubs indoors to beautify and purify your home! Find out all the tips and tricks you need to help them survive and flourish in an indoor environment in the new book Growing Trees and Shrubs Indoors: Breathe New Life into Your Home with Large Plants by DJ Herda. Read the excerpt below to learn about some of the aesthetic and health benefits of bringing the outside in!

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Interview with DJ Herda, author of Growing Trees & Shrubs Indoors

Today's blog interview featuring our winning giveaway question, is with DJ Herda, author of the just released book Growing Trees and Shrubs Indoors: Breathe New Life into Your Home with Large Plants D.J Is also the author of From Container to Kitchen: Growing Vegetables in Pots and the upcoming book Your Indoor Herb Garden:Growing and Harvesting Herbs at Home.

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Autoflowering Cannabis, A brand-new category of plants that are easy for any gardener to grow!

Today's excerpt if from Jeff Lowenfels new book DIY Autoflowering Cannabis: An Easy Way to Grow Your Own. Autoflowering Cannabis is a brand-new category of plants that are easy for any gardener to grow, from casual to expert.

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How to Make Happiness and Well-being the Purpose of Your Government

Today's post is an excerpt from The Happiness Policy Handbook  by Laura Musikanski, Rhonda Phillips & Jean Crowder.  The Happiness Policy Handbook provides a concise background on happiness studies and science, coupled with practical tools for formulating and integrating happiness policy at all levels of government.

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More Gold for New Society Authors

We are thrilled to announce that three New Society titles have won Foreword INDIES Book Awards this year.

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Interview with Kathryn Rose, Nature-Based Therapy

In today's post we speak with Kathryn Rose, co-author with Nevin Harper and David Segal of Nature-based Therapy: A Practitioner’s Guide to Working Outdoors with Children, Youth, and Families.

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DIY Kombucha gets in the spirit!

In DIY Kombucha: Sparkling Homebrews Made Easy by Chef and Registered Holistic Nutrionist Andrea Potter, you will find the answers to key questions including "where does all that sugar go?. "do I need to get a sitter for it when I go on holidays?', and does this SCOBY look normal?"

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