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In Print – December 2019

By Kayla Hancock

The Last Unknowns: Deep, Elegant, Profound Unanswered Questions About the Universe, the Mind, the Future of Civilization, and the Meaning of Life, by John Brockman (William Morrow Paperbacks, $16.99, Paperback)

John Brockman shares the final edition of his “Edge Questions” book series that started over 10 years ago. He asks some of the most complex thinkers of our time what questions keep them up at night. Would you like to live a thousand years? How diverse is life in the universe? Will humanity end up with one culture? These are examples of some questions that were posed by interview subject


Beneath the Surface: A Teen’s Guide to Reaching Out When You or Your Friend Is in Crisis, by Kristi Hugstad (New World Library, $15.95, Paperback)

Achieving and maintaining a consistently positive outlook on life can be challenging for anyone. Depression and anxiety are very common, especially among teenagers. After experiencing her husband’s struggle with clinical depression (and his eventual suicide), Kristy Hugstad has made it her mission to spread awareness and abolish the stigma surrounding mental illness and suicide. Hugstad writes about different aspects of depression in each chapter; some of which include: PTSD, self-harm, parental pressures, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, bullying, and more. Moreover, Hugstad provides readers with information on how to handle these circumstances gently and lovingly with the hope of saving lives. 


Awakening Your Crystals: Activate the Higher Potential of Healing Stones, by Sharon L. McAllister (Earthdancer,
$19.99, Paperback)

Experienced crystal healer Sharon McAllister shares valuable knowledge about how to connect with crystals and maximize their healing effects by intentionally caring for them with love. McAllister focuses on eight key crystals, including rose quartz, fluorite, citrine, and amethyst. She also provides an A-Z directory with the descriptions of over 60 additional crystals. 


The Warrior Heart Practice: A Simple Process to Transform Confusion into Clarity and Pain into Peace, by HeatherAsh Amara (St. Martin’s Essentials, $16.99, Paperback) 

The Warrior Heart Practice is a revolutionary process aimed to help us access our inner truth and intentionally create lives that authentically align with that which is within our true nature. HeatherAsh Amara explains how the system is based on the four chambers of the heart: Feeling, Story, Truth and Intent. Each step of the process is instrumental in helping individuals reframe their mindset and recreate a life of true purpose.


Holistic Wealth: 32 Life Lessons to Help You Find Purpose, Prosperity, and Happiness, by Keisha Blair (Catalyst Books, $14.95, Paperback)

Keisha Blair lost her husband when he was 34. One spark of light she managed to find throughout this experience was writing and sharing an article called, “My Husband Died at 34; Here Are 40 Life Lessons I Learned from It,” that went viral and still helps people all over the world. Blair expands on this article to help readers find balance in various areas of their lives. She provides manageable steps to readers that will guide them to serenity.


The Art of Jin Shin: The Japanese Practice of Healing with Your Fingertips, by Alexis Brink (Tiller Press, $19.99, Paperback)

Based on Japanese energy medicine, the art of Jin Shin uses gentle finger and hand touch to restore energy flow to the body’s 52 points known as Safety Energy Locations or SELs. With decades of experience behind her, Alexis Brink shares the main points of Jin Shin needed to practice on oneself. The practice can vary from exercises as simple as holding your finger for a few minutes to creating specific harmonizing patterns.


Kayla Hancock is grateful to be a part of this community. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Practitioner and certified Deeksha giver who enjoys working alongside her angels and spirit guides to bring more love, joy and compassion into the world.

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