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Vanessa Ta

Vanessa Ta - Editor

Alameda, United States

Professional editor and proofreader specializing in wellness/natural health and healing, spirituality, and self-help

Overview

In my day job at North Atlantic Books, I acquire, develop, and project-manage titles in subject areas varying from spirituality and religion to traditional and natural healing modalities to cutting edge and alternative medical treatments to yoga to natural beauty to health and food to sustainability and many things in between!

In my freelance work, I do

- developmental editing
- copyediting
- proofreading

in similar areas in addition to mindfulness, women's stories, self-help, memoir, and more. Please see my portfolio for examples of the types of books I work on.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Health & wellbeing New Age Parenting & Families Self-help & Self-improvement

Work experience

Editorial Services

Self-employed
July, 2013 – Present (over 4 years)

Freelance developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading. Previous clients include Red Wheel/Weiser, Parallax Press, Seal Press, She Writes Press, SparkPress, and Police and Fire Publishing.

Associate Acquisitions Editor

North Atlantic Books
July, 2013 – Present (over 4 years)

Project Editor July 2013–March 2017

I acquire, develop, and project-manage books across a variety of nonfiction subject areas and work with authors and our in-house team to create covers, book positioning, and marketing copy in addition to various office duties.

Assistant Production Editor

Red Wheel/Weiser
June, 2012 – July, 2013 (about 1 year)

At Red Wheel/Weiser I project-managed up to 40 titles per year, leading them through copyediting to printer's proofs. I enjoyed the range of titles from magic to natural healing.

Portfolio (39 selected works)

The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible (Sacred Activism)

Charles Eisenstein

As seen on Oprah's SuperSoul SundayIn a time of social and ecological crisis, what can we as individuals do to make the world a better place? This inspirational and thought-provoking book serves as an empowering antidote to the cynicism, frustration, paralysis, and overwhelm so many of us are feeling, replacing it with a grounding reminder of what’s true: we are all connected, and our small, p... read more

As seen on Oprah's SuperSoul SundayIn a time of social and ecological crisis, what can we as individuals do to make the world a better place? This inspirational and thought-provoking book serves as an empowering antidote to the cynicism, frustration, paralysis, and overwhelm so many of us are feeling, replacing it with a grounding reminder of what’s true: we are all connected, and our small, p... read more

Rewrite Your Life: Discover Your Truth Through the Healing Power of Fiction

Jessica Lourey

According to common wisdom, we all have a book inside of us. But how do you select and then write your most significant story―the one that helps you to evolve and invites pure creativity into your life, the one that people line up to read? In Rewrite Your Life, creative writing professor, sociologist, and popular fiction author Jessica Lourey guides you through the redemptive process of writin... read more

According to common wisdom, we all have a book inside of us. But how do you select and then write your most significant story―the one that helps you to evolve and invites pure creativity into your life, the one that people line up to read? In Rewrite Your Life, creative writing professor, sociologist, and popular fiction author Jessica Lourey guides you through the redemptive process of writin... read more

The Art of Money: A Life-Changing Guide to Financial Happiness

Bari Tessler

The Art of Money is the book your money-savvy best friend, therapist, and accountant would write if they could. Bari Tessler's integrative approach creates the real possibility of "money healing," using our relationship with money as a gateway to self-awareness and a training ground for compassion, confidence, and self-worth. Tessler's gentle techniques weave together emotional depth, big-pict... read more

The Art of Money is the book your money-savvy best friend, therapist, and accountant would write if they could. Bari Tessler's integrative approach creates the real possibility of "money healing," using our relationship with money as a gateway to self-awareness and a training ground for compassion, confidence, and self-worth. Tessler's gentle techniques weave together emotional depth, big-pict... read more

Awakening Joy for Kids: A hands-on guide for grown-ups to nourish themselves and raise mindful, happy Children

James Baraz, Michele Lilyanna

Awarded the 2016 Nautilus Gold Medal for Parenting and Family!Spirit Rock founder, author, and teacher James Baraz’s Awakening Joy offers his large and devoted readership a program to gain contentment and happiness by cultivating the seeds of joy within. Here he joins with Michele Lilyanna, a classroom teacher for 25 years, to offer caregivers and children ways to find joy in each day together... read more

Awarded the 2016 Nautilus Gold Medal for Parenting and Family!Spirit Rock founder, author, and teacher James Baraz’s Awakening Joy offers his large and devoted readership a program to gain contentment and happiness by cultivating the seeds of joy within. Here he joins with Michele Lilyanna, a classroom teacher for 25 years, to offer caregivers and children ways to find joy in each day together... read more

Instant Tarot: Your Complete Guide to Reading the Cards

Monte Farber, Amy Zerner

Read tarot card predictions within minutes with the Instant Tarot!The authors unique Instant Tarot system is devised to enable beginners to read virtually every Tarot deck. The clearly organized Instant Tarot text interprets every card in each of the eleven meaning-specific positions of the celtic cross spread. With detailed instructions, sample questions, helpful diagrams, and a handy index, ... read more

Read tarot card predictions within minutes with the Instant Tarot!The authors unique Instant Tarot system is devised to enable beginners to read virtually every Tarot deck. The clearly organized Instant Tarot text interprets every card in each of the eleven meaning-specific positions of the celtic cross spread. With detailed instructions, sample questions, helpful diagrams, and a handy index, ... read more

Venetian Blood: Murder in a Sensuous City

Christine Evelyn Volker

Struggling to forget a crumbling marriage, forty-year-old Anna Lucia Lottol comes to Venice to visit an old friend―but instead of finding solace, she is dragged into the police station and accused of murdering a money-laundering count with whom she had a brief affair. A US Treasury officer with brains and athleticism, Anna fights to clear her name in a seductive city full of watery illusions. ... read more

Struggling to forget a crumbling marriage, forty-year-old Anna Lucia Lottol comes to Venice to visit an old friend―but instead of finding solace, she is dragged into the police station and accused of murdering a money-laundering count with whom she had a brief affair. A US Treasury officer with brains and athleticism, Anna fights to clear her name in a seductive city full of watery illusions. ... read more

I Know It in My Heart: Walking through Grief with a Child

Mary E. Plouffe PhD

A three-week adventure becomes a tragic dilemma for a loving sister, a motherless child, and a terrified father facing unimaginable loss together and using their relationships with one another to survive. I Know It In My Heart: Walking through Grief with a Child explores the impact of early parental loss, the evolution of grief from toddler to teenager, and the devastation of adult sibling los... read more

A three-week adventure becomes a tragic dilemma for a loving sister, a motherless child, and a terrified father facing unimaginable loss together and using their relationships with one another to survive. I Know It In My Heart: Walking through Grief with a Child explores the impact of early parental loss, the evolution of grief from toddler to teenager, and the devastation of adult sibling los... read more

The Mark Stephens Yoga Sequencing Deck

Mark Stephens

Based on Stephens' best-selling Yoga Sequencing, this deck is the perfect companion or standalone for creative yoga students and teachers. The Mark Stephens Yoga Sequencing Deck empowers yoga students and teachers to be their creative best in designing yoga classes. With a 92-page booklet covering the principles of sequencing yoga classes and providing clear guidance on arranging postures in t... read more

Based on Stephens' best-selling Yoga Sequencing, this deck is the perfect companion or standalone for creative yoga students and teachers. The Mark Stephens Yoga Sequencing Deck empowers yoga students and teachers to be their creative best in designing yoga classes. With a 92-page booklet covering the principles of sequencing yoga classes and providing clear guidance on arranging postures in t... read more

Spiritual Balancing: A Guidebook for Living in the Light

Diana Burney

This guide to spiritual empowerment provides a spiritual approach to the psychology of everyday living by offering practical strategies and step-by-step methods for clearing out negative psychic energy. Addressing topics such as spirit interference, spirit possession, and spirit attachment, Diana Burney--who has helped thousands worldwide refocus energies for positive results--shares timeless ... read more

This guide to spiritual empowerment provides a spiritual approach to the psychology of everyday living by offering practical strategies and step-by-step methods for clearing out negative psychic energy. Addressing topics such as spirit interference, spirit possession, and spirit attachment, Diana Burney--who has helped thousands worldwide refocus energies for positive results--shares timeless ... read more

Walking Point: From the Ashes of the Vietnam War

Perry A. Ulander

In this intimate memoir, Perry A. Ulander chronicles with powerful clarity the bewildering predicament he confronted and the fellowship and guidance that transformed him during the year he served as an American GI in the jungles of Vietnam. Conveying with unadorned precision the harrowing experiences that shatter his core beliefs, Ulander also captures the camaraderie and humor of his platoon,... read more

In this intimate memoir, Perry A. Ulander chronicles with powerful clarity the bewildering predicament he confronted and the fellowship and guidance that transformed him during the year he served as an American GI in the jungles of Vietnam. Conveying with unadorned precision the harrowing experiences that shatter his core beliefs, Ulander also captures the camaraderie and humor of his platoon,... read more

Random Acts of Kindness Then and Now: The 20th Anniversary of a Simple Idea That Changes Lives

Nearly twenty years ago, Conari Press published Random Acts of Kindness, and launched a simple movement--of people being kind to one another in their daily lives.To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Random Acts of Kindness, the editors of Conari Press have compiled Random Acts of Kindness Then and Now, which includes the original book along with new material sourced from Facebook, Twitter, and... read more

Nearly twenty years ago, Conari Press published Random Acts of Kindness, and launched a simple movement--of people being kind to one another in their daily lives.To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Random Acts of Kindness, the editors of Conari Press have compiled Random Acts of Kindness Then and Now, which includes the original book along with new material sourced from Facebook, Twitter, and... read more

The Seven Chakra Sisters: Make Friends with the Inner Allies Who Keep You Healthy, Laughing, Loving, and Wise

Linda Linker Rosenthal

Every spiritual seeker knows that there are seven main chakras-also described as energy centers or wheels of light. Blocked energy in the chakras can often lead to physical illness as well as spiritual malaise. The trick is how to balance these systems in our lives, and in The Seven Chakra Sisters, spiritual psychotherapist and healer Linda Rosenthal shows us exactly that. Rosenthal takes read... read more

Every spiritual seeker knows that there are seven main chakras-also described as energy centers or wheels of light. Blocked energy in the chakras can often lead to physical illness as well as spiritual malaise. The trick is how to balance these systems in our lives, and in The Seven Chakra Sisters, spiritual psychotherapist and healer Linda Rosenthal shows us exactly that. Rosenthal takes read... read more

The Afterlife of Billy Fingers: How My Bad-Boy Brother Proved to Me There's Life After Death

Annie Kagan

Annie Kagan is not a medium or a psychic, she did not die and come back to life; in fact, when she was awakened by her deceased brother, she thought perhaps she had gone a little crazyIn The Afterlife of Billy Fingers: How My Bad-Boy Brother Proved to Me There's Life After Death, Kagan shares the extraordinary story of her after death communications (ADC) with her brother Billy, who began spea... read more

Annie Kagan is not a medium or a psychic, she did not die and come back to life; in fact, when she was awakened by her deceased brother, she thought perhaps she had gone a little crazyIn The Afterlife of Billy Fingers: How My Bad-Boy Brother Proved to Me There's Life After Death, Kagan shares the extraordinary story of her after death communications (ADC) with her brother Billy, who began spea... read more

Odin: Ecstasy, Runes, & Norse Magic

Diana L. Paxson

Odin is arguably one of the most enigmatic and complex characters in Norse mythology. Revered since the Viking Age, Odin has been called the greatest of the gods―the god of words and wisdom, runes and magic, a transformer of consciousness, and a trickster who teaches truth. He is both war god and poetry god, and he is the Lord of Ravens, the All- Father, and the rune master.Odin: Ecstasy, Rune... read more

Odin is arguably one of the most enigmatic and complex characters in Norse mythology. Revered since the Viking Age, Odin has been called the greatest of the gods―the god of words and wisdom, runes and magic, a transformer of consciousness, and a trickster who teaches truth. He is both war god and poetry god, and he is the Lord of Ravens, the All- Father, and the rune master.Odin: Ecstasy, Rune... read more

The After Death Chronicles: True Stories of Comfort, Guidance, and Wisdom from Beyond the Veil

Annie Mattingley

This is a book about ordinary people―plumbers, artists and accountants, bakers and beauticians, teachers and lawyers―who have been able to receive communication from loved ones who have died. Included here are accounts from over 80 people across the country who have had contact with the dead through the diaphanous veil that separates them from the living.The book begins with the story of Annie... read more

This is a book about ordinary people―plumbers, artists and accountants, bakers and beauticians, teachers and lawyers―who have been able to receive communication from loved ones who have died. Included here are accounts from over 80 people across the country who have had contact with the dead through the diaphanous veil that separates them from the living.The book begins with the story of Annie... read more

Child's Mind: Mindfulness Practices to Help Our Children Be More Focused, Calm, and Relaxed

Christopher Willard

The interest in teaching children meditation is growing rapidly, as a number of recent stories in the mainstream media have documented, including NPR, The New York Times, and London Telegraph. Child's Mind aims to teach parents and child professionals how to integrate mindfulness into their work with children, and teach children and adolescents basics of mindfulness and meditation.Willard’s in... read more

The interest in teaching children meditation is growing rapidly, as a number of recent stories in the mainstream media have documented, including NPR, The New York Times, and London Telegraph. Child's Mind aims to teach parents and child professionals how to integrate mindfulness into their work with children, and teach children and adolescents basics of mindfulness and meditation.Willard’s in... read more

Sacred Medicine Cupboard: A Holistic Guide and Journal for Caring for Your Family Naturally-Recipes, Tips, and Practices

Anni Daulter, Jessica Booth, Jessica Smithson

An inspirational guide for holistic family wellness, Sacred Medicine Cupboard presents seasonal insights, practical knowledge, recipes, projects, and journal prompts for a sacred medicine practice—broken down into 36 chapters. Beautifully designed, with an abundance of full-color photographs, this book cultivates skills and tools for readers navigating an increasingly complicated world. Organi... read more

An inspirational guide for holistic family wellness, Sacred Medicine Cupboard presents seasonal insights, practical knowledge, recipes, projects, and journal prompts for a sacred medicine practice—broken down into 36 chapters. Beautifully designed, with an abundance of full-color photographs, this book cultivates skills and tools for readers navigating an increasingly complicated world. Organi... read more

Sacred Motherhood: An Inspirational Guide and Journal for Mindfully Mothering Children of All Ages

Anni Daulter, Niki Dewart

Written for mothers seeking to fulfill their soul’s work while simultaneously raising future generations, Sacred Motherhood offers women on the path of motherhood a guide back to themselves. It will help you embrace the reality that this is your spiritual life—every moment of every day, whether you are at the grocery store, changing diapers, arguing with your partner, snuggling with your baby,... read more

Written for mothers seeking to fulfill their soul’s work while simultaneously raising future generations, Sacred Motherhood offers women on the path of motherhood a guide back to themselves. It will help you embrace the reality that this is your spiritual life—every moment of every day, whether you are at the grocery store, changing diapers, arguing with your partner, snuggling with your baby,... read more

Sacred Pregnancy Journey Deck: Inspirational Guidance for Your Pregnancy

Anni Daulter

Women embarking on the magical journey of pregnancy will find comfort and guidance in the Sacred Pregnancy Deck—50 stunning full-color cards that inspire and inform mothers-to-be as they navigate the beautiful but often complex process of pregnancy, birth, and motherhood. As either a standalone deck or a companion to Anni Daulter's Sacred Pregnancy book, the card deck invites women to contempl... read more

Women embarking on the magical journey of pregnancy will find comfort and guidance in the Sacred Pregnancy Deck—50 stunning full-color cards that inspire and inform mothers-to-be as they navigate the beautiful but often complex process of pregnancy, birth, and motherhood. As either a standalone deck or a companion to Anni Daulter's Sacred Pregnancy book, the card deck invites women to contempl... read more

Calm Birth, Revised: Prenatal Meditation for Conscious Childbirth

Robert Bruce Newman

The “trauma of childbirth” is a commonly heard phrase, but one that Calm Birth authoritatively counters. A resource for pregnant women and birth workers looking for empowering mind-body practices for a healthier kind of birth, this edition, revised with updated research and new material, shows how we can restore childbirth to its sacred status. The Calm Birth method, based on successful progra... read more

The “trauma of childbirth” is a commonly heard phrase, but one that Calm Birth authoritatively counters. A resource for pregnant women and birth workers looking for empowering mind-body practices for a healthier kind of birth, this edition, revised with updated research and new material, shows how we can restore childbirth to its sacred status. The Calm Birth method, based on successful progra... read more

Voices of the Food Revolution: You Can Heal Your Body and Your World with Food!

John Robbins, Ocean Robbins

Did you know that:More than 80% of the foods you eat in restaurants and buy at supermarkets contain genetically engineered ingredients, and that these ingredients have been linked to toxic and allergic reactions in people; sickness, sterility, and fatalities in livestock; and damage to virtually every organ studied in lab animals?If you don't count French fries, ketchup or pizza as vegetables,... read more

Did you know that:More than 80% of the foods you eat in restaurants and buy at supermarkets contain genetically engineered ingredients, and that these ingredients have been linked to toxic and allergic reactions in people; sickness, sterility, and fatalities in livestock; and damage to virtually every organ studied in lab animals?If you don't count French fries, ketchup or pizza as vegetables,... read more

The Modern Herbal Dispensatory: A Medicine-Making Guide

Thomas Easley, Steven Horne

This comprehensive, full-color guide provides detailed, easy-to-follow instructions for making and using approximately 250 herbal medicines at home, including practical tips and numerous effective formulas developed and tested by the authors, both expert herbalists with years of experience. Readers who appreciate the health-giving properties of herbal medicines but are discouraged by the high ... read more

This comprehensive, full-color guide provides detailed, easy-to-follow instructions for making and using approximately 250 herbal medicines at home, including practical tips and numerous effective formulas developed and tested by the authors, both expert herbalists with years of experience. Readers who appreciate the health-giving properties of herbal medicines but are discouraged by the high ... read more

A Cree Healer and His Medicine Bundle: Revelations of Indigenous Wisdom--Healing Plants, Practices, and Stories

David Young, Robert Rogers, Russell Willier

With the rise of urban living and the digital age, many North American healers are recognizing that traditional medicinal knowledge must be recorded before being lost with its elders. A Cree Healer and His Medicine Bundle is a historic document, including nearly 200 color photos and maps, in that it is the first in which a native healer has agreed to open his medicine bundle to share in writin... read more

With the rise of urban living and the digital age, many North American healers are recognizing that traditional medicinal knowledge must be recorded before being lost with its elders. A Cree Healer and His Medicine Bundle is a historic document, including nearly 200 color photos and maps, in that it is the first in which a native healer has agreed to open his medicine bundle to share in writin... read more

Herbal Allies: My Journey with Plant Medicine

Robert Rogers

Twenty plants, including familiar trees like the aspen, birch, spruce, and poplar, as well as lesser-known plants like Labrador tea, cow parsnip, and buffalo berry, form the soul of herbalist Robert Rogers’s medicine kit. Herbal Allies chronicles the journey that led Rogers to become an herbalist and shares his deep knowledge of the plants that shaped his practice. The author weaves personal e... read more

Twenty plants, including familiar trees like the aspen, birch, spruce, and poplar, as well as lesser-known plants like Labrador tea, cow parsnip, and buffalo berry, form the soul of herbalist Robert Rogers’s medicine kit. Herbal Allies chronicles the journey that led Rogers to become an herbalist and shares his deep knowledge of the plants that shaped his practice. The author weaves personal e... read more

Sacred Relationship: Heart Work for Couples--Daily Practices and Inspirations for a Deeper Connection

Anni Daulter, Tim Daulter

Sacred Relationship is a practical and spiritual guide and journal for couples to rekindle the love spark that started their fires and to maintain a steady heat for years to come. Following the format of Anni Daulter’s popular Sacred Series books, it is beautifully designed and illustrated, with chapters focusing on thirty-two weeks—each with meditations and exercises on topics that couples ar... read more

Sacred Relationship is a practical and spiritual guide and journal for couples to rekindle the love spark that started their fires and to maintain a steady heat for years to come. Following the format of Anni Daulter’s popular Sacred Series books, it is beautifully designed and illustrated, with chapters focusing on thirty-two weeks—each with meditations and exercises on topics that couples ar... read more

The Local Food Revolution: How Humanity Will Feed Itself in Uncertain Times

Michael Brownlee

Demonstrating that humanity faces an imminent and prolonged global food crisis, Michael Brownlee issues a clarion call and manifesto for a revolutionary movement to localize the global food supply. He lays out a practical guide for those who hope to navigate the challenging process of shaping the local or regional food system, providing a roadmap for embarking on the process of righting the pr... read more

Demonstrating that humanity faces an imminent and prolonged global food crisis, Michael Brownlee issues a clarion call and manifesto for a revolutionary movement to localize the global food supply. He lays out a practical guide for those who hope to navigate the challenging process of shaping the local or regional food system, providing a roadmap for embarking on the process of righting the pr... read more

Animal Wisdom: Learning from the Spiritual Lives of Animals (Sacred Activism)

Linda Bender

How is it that pets are able to travel thousands of miles through unknown territory to reunite with their beloved humans? How can dogs detect cancer with up to a 98 percent accuracy rate, and foresee epileptic or diabetic seizures in their owners? How do animals seem to know an earthquake is coming long before the world's best seismologists? In Animal Wisdom, veterinarian and animal advocate L... read more

How is it that pets are able to travel thousands of miles through unknown territory to reunite with their beloved humans? How can dogs detect cancer with up to a 98 percent accuracy rate, and foresee epileptic or diabetic seizures in their owners? How do animals seem to know an earthquake is coming long before the world's best seismologists? In Animal Wisdom, veterinarian and animal advocate L... read more

Rawlicious Superfoods: With 100+ Recipes for a Healthy Lifestyle

Peter Daniel, Beryn Daniel

Authors Peter and Beryn Daniel reveal Rawlicious Superfoods. Revered by ancient cultures and verified by scientists, superfoods are reemerging today as a profound solution to widespread nutritional deficiencies. This book combines beautiful illustrations and photos, information on superfoods, and delicious recipes to inspire the whole family. The authors show how to easily add superfoods, from... read more

Authors Peter and Beryn Daniel reveal Rawlicious Superfoods. Revered by ancient cultures and verified by scientists, superfoods are reemerging today as a profound solution to widespread nutritional deficiencies. This book combines beautiful illustrations and photos, information on superfoods, and delicious recipes to inspire the whole family. The authors show how to easily add superfoods, from... read more

Ecology and Experience: Reflections from a Human Ecological Perspective

Richard J. Borden

A philosophical and narrative memoir, Ecology and Experience is a thoughtful, engaging recounting of author Richard J. Borden’s life entwined in an overview of the intellectual and institutional history of human ecology—a story of life wrapped in a life story. Borden shows that attempts to bridge the mental and environmental arenas are uncertain, but that rigid conventions and narrow views hav... read more

A philosophical and narrative memoir, Ecology and Experience is a thoughtful, engaging recounting of author Richard J. Borden’s life entwined in an overview of the intellectual and institutional history of human ecology—a story of life wrapped in a life story. Borden shows that attempts to bridge the mental and environmental arenas are uncertain, but that rigid conventions and narrow views hav... read more

Rainbow Body and Resurrection: Spiritual Attainment, the Dissolution of the Material Body, and the Case of Khenpo A Chö

Francis V. Tiso

Francis V. Tiso, a noted authority on the rainbow body, explores this manifestation of spiritual realization in a wide-ranging and deeply informed study of the transformation of the material body into a body of light. Seeking evidence on the boundary between physical science and deep spirituality that might elucidate the resurrection of Jesus, he investigates the case of Khenpo A Chö, a Buddhi... read more

Francis V. Tiso, a noted authority on the rainbow body, explores this manifestation of spiritual realization in a wide-ranging and deeply informed study of the transformation of the material body into a body of light. Seeking evidence on the boundary between physical science and deep spirituality that might elucidate the resurrection of Jesus, he investigates the case of Khenpo A Chö, a Buddhi... read more

Longevity Now: A Comprehensive Approach to Healthy Hormones, Detoxification, Super Immunity, Reversing Calcification, and Total Rejuvenation

David Wolfe

Lose weight, boost your immunity, cleanse your blood and organs, and live longer and happier with this comprehensive five-part approach created by leading nutrition and raw food authority David Wolfe. In Longevity Now, Wolfe exposes the number-one cause of all degenerative illness and aging: calcification. Caused by an excess of calcium and the presence of nanobacteria, calcification can be fo... read more

Lose weight, boost your immunity, cleanse your blood and organs, and live longer and happier with this comprehensive five-part approach created by leading nutrition and raw food authority David Wolfe. In Longevity Now, Wolfe exposes the number-one cause of all degenerative illness and aging: calcification. Caused by an excess of calcium and the presence of nanobacteria, calcification can be fo... read more

The Yin and Yang of Climate Crisis: Healing Personal, Cultural, and Ecological Imbalance with Chinese Medicine

Brendan Kelly

The first book to marry western environmentalism with Chinese medicine, The Yin and Yang of Climate Crisis illustrates the many ways that our personal well-being and climate health are vitally connected. Brendan Kelly demonstrates that crises such as melting ice caps, dying forests, and devastating floods are symptoms of deeper issues, both within us as individuals and within our culture. Info... read more

The first book to marry western environmentalism with Chinese medicine, The Yin and Yang of Climate Crisis illustrates the many ways that our personal well-being and climate health are vitally connected. Brendan Kelly demonstrates that crises such as melting ice caps, dying forests, and devastating floods are symptoms of deeper issues, both within us as individuals and within our culture. Info... read more

The New Seaweed Cookbook, Second Edition: Over 100 Gluten and Dairy Free Recipes for an Anti-Inflammatory, Nutrient Dense Diet

Crystal June Maderia

This beautifully illustrated new edition of The New Seaweed Cookbook is a must-have collection of 106 delicious recipes featuring the rich and deeply nourishing flavors of sea vegetables of all kinds. Known for its healing properties in detoxifying the body and reducing inflammation, seaweed is the most abundant food on Earth—a nutrient-dense super food with a long history of medicinal uses. A... read more

This beautifully illustrated new edition of The New Seaweed Cookbook is a must-have collection of 106 delicious recipes featuring the rich and deeply nourishing flavors of sea vegetables of all kinds. Known for its healing properties in detoxifying the body and reducing inflammation, seaweed is the most abundant food on Earth—a nutrient-dense super food with a long history of medicinal uses. A... read more

Breaking Convention: Essays on Psychedelic Consciousness

Breaking Convention--a collection of essays and articles from the international conference of the same name--is a multifaceted exploration of the history, use, and benefits of psychedelics since the dawn of humankind. Some pieces address the archaeological and ethnographic evidence of psychedelic use as a vital part of early human development. Others focus on modern psychedelic history--such a... read more

Breaking Convention--a collection of essays and articles from the international conference of the same name--is a multifaceted exploration of the history, use, and benefits of psychedelics since the dawn of humankind. Some pieces address the archaeological and ethnographic evidence of psychedelic use as a vital part of early human development. Others focus on modern psychedelic history--such a... read more

Icelandic Herbs and Their Medicinal Uses

Anna Rosa Robertsdottir

This beautifully illustrated, full-color guide provides everything readers need to know about the medicinal powers of 90 native herbs of Iceland--85 of which also grow in North America. Anna Rosa Robertsdottir describes the history, uses, harvesting, drying, and storage of the plants, and includes a wealth of detailed instructions for their preparation--including infusions, decoctions, tinctur... read more

This beautifully illustrated, full-color guide provides everything readers need to know about the medicinal powers of 90 native herbs of Iceland--85 of which also grow in North America. Anna Rosa Robertsdottir describes the history, uses, harvesting, drying, and storage of the plants, and includes a wealth of detailed instructions for their preparation--including infusions, decoctions, tinctur... read more

Invisible Rainbow: A Physicist's Introduction to the Science behind Classical Chinese Medicine

Changlin Zhang, Jonathan Heaney

Changlin Zhang provides a scientific basis for the success behind alternative therapies such as acupuncture, qigong, Ayurveda, and other traditional therapies in an illuminating discussion that explains the efficacy of these approaches in treating a number of chronic conditions. Underlining how public perception of acupuncture has shifted over the last few decades from one of skepticism to one... read more

Changlin Zhang provides a scientific basis for the success behind alternative therapies such as acupuncture, qigong, Ayurveda, and other traditional therapies in an illuminating discussion that explains the efficacy of these approaches in treating a number of chronic conditions. Underlining how public perception of acupuncture has shifted over the last few decades from one of skepticism to one... read more

CBD: A Patient's Guide to Medicinal Cannabis--Healing without the High

Leonard Leinow, Juliana Birnbaum

This practical, accessible guide to using CBD-dominant cannabis contains a wealth of information for both first-time explorers and experienced patients who want to know more about safely treating a number of health conditions with remarkable results and low to no psychoactivity or negative side effects. CBD (cannabidiol) is a component of cannabis that can provide relief for conditions such as... read more

This practical, accessible guide to using CBD-dominant cannabis contains a wealth of information for both first-time explorers and experienced patients who want to know more about safely treating a number of health conditions with remarkable results and low to no psychoactivity or negative side effects. CBD (cannabidiol) is a component of cannabis that can provide relief for conditions such as... read more

Second Chance: A Mother's Quest for a Natural Birth after a Cesarean

Thais Nye Derich

On the joyful day of her son’s birth, Thais Derich never questioned going to the hospital. A week later, she walked out physically, spiritually, and emotionally injured, and fully disabused of the idea that the medical field would ever put her best interests before protocol, money, and legal concerns. The next three years of her life were spent recovering from that day, and preparing herself t... read more

On the joyful day of her son’s birth, Thais Derich never questioned going to the hospital. A week later, she walked out physically, spiritually, and emotionally injured, and fully disabused of the idea that the medical field would ever put her best interests before protocol, money, and legal concerns. The next three years of her life were spent recovering from that day, and preparing herself t... read more

Jump Girl: The Initiation and Art of a Spirit Speaker--A Memoir

Salicrow

The remarkable life story of growing up psychic and learning to work with Spirit, as told by a medium and psychic seerCarrying on traditions woven of her Blackfoot and Celtic roots, Salicrow is a natural psychic medium from a family with a long history of profound connection to the unseen world. In this intimate memoir, she tells the story of how she became aware of her gifts as a child, how s... read more

The remarkable life story of growing up psychic and learning to work with Spirit, as told by a medium and psychic seerCarrying on traditions woven of her Blackfoot and Celtic roots, Salicrow is a natural psychic medium from a family with a long history of profound connection to the unseen world. In this intimate memoir, she tells the story of how she became aware of her gifts as a child, how s... read more

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Krysia Johnson

Freelance proofreader/copy-editor who also has first class information research and administrative skills. Non-native English specialist.

Durham, United Kingdom

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Laura Lee Mattingly

Experienced book editor specializing in lifestyle, self-help, inspiration, health, wellness, creative business, and women's interest.

San Francisco, CA, United States

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