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From the author of the ever-popular and celebrated SACRED WOMAN, this beautifully-formatted, life-changing, interactive journal welcomes all women to explore a blueprint for healing by connecting their inner vision to daily, actionable steps designed to not only reset and recharge the body, but to realize the purpose held within the heart and reclaim the full transformative power of the mind and the spirit.

Eighty-Four Days of Reflection and Healing
by Queen Afua
Clarkson Potter, December 2022

A perfect accompaniment and extension to the recently Updated & Expanded 20th Anniversary Edition of the enduring classic, THE SACRED WOMAN JOURNAL is a rich expansion of her self-published healing journal, featuring quotes, mantras, meditations, and prayers to inspire a reader’s journey through twelve healing gateways. Over a 12-week period, this guided journal will provide a tailored canvas of profound possibilities, revelations, visions, and lessons learned, and offer a road map to self-enlightenment in a time when we could all use a little more direction.

Queen Afua has more than forty years of experience as a holistic health practitioner and wellness coach. A pioneer in the green foods movement, Queen Afua is the author of six books including the celebrity-favorite Sacred Woman. She is also creator of the Heal Thyself product line, founder of Sacred Woman Rites of Passage Program, and CEO of the Queen Afua Wellness Institute.

THINGS YOU CAN DO de Eduardo Garcia & Sara Boccaccini Meadows

Award-winning climate journalist Eduardo Garcia offers a deeply researched and user-friendly guide to the things we can do every day to reduce climate change. Based on his popular New York Times column « One Thing You Can Do, » this fully illustrated book turns an overwhelming problem into simple actions.

How to Fight Climate Change and Reduce Waste
by Eduardo Garcia
illustrations by Sara Boccaccini Meadows
Ten Speed Press, April 2022

Award-winning climate journalist Eduardo Garcia offers a deeply researched and user-friendly guide to the things we can do every day to fight climate change. Based on his popular New York Times column “One Thing You Can Do,” this fully illustrated book proposes simple solutions for an overwhelming problem. No lectures here—just accessible and inspiring ideas to slash emissions and waste in our daily lives, with over 350 explanatory illustrations by talented painter Sara Boccaccini Meadows.
In each chapter, Garcia digs into the issue, explaining how everyday choices lead to carbon emissions, then delivers a wealth of “Things You Can Do” to make a positive impact, such as:

Eat a climate-friendly diet
• Reduce food waste
• Cool your home without an air conditioner
• Save energy at home
• Adopt zero-waste practices
• Increase the fuel efficiency of your car
• Buy low-carbon pet food
• Hack your toilet to save water
• Slash the carbon footprint of your online shopping

Delivering a decisive hit of knowledge with every turn of the page, THINGS YOU CAN DO is the book for people who want to know more—and do more—to save the planet.

Eduardo Garcia has written news stories and features from more than a dozen countries in his more than fifteen years as a journalist. A native of Spain, Eduardo cut his teeth working as a Reuters correspondent in Guatemala, Bolivia, Argentina, Colombia, and Ecuador. In recent years, Eduardo has written dozens of stories giving New York Times readers advice on how to reduce their carbon footprint. Eduardo strives to lead a sustainable lifestyle and believes in using words to empower people.
Sara Boccaccini Meadows is a print designer and illustrator living in Brooklyn, New York, originally from the rolling hills of the Peak District, England. Since arriving in New York City, she has been splitting her time between working as a textile designer, illustrator, and artist. She uses watercolor and gouache to create quirky illustrations and has collaborated with many amazing brands, publishers, and agencies.



Bring fresh meaning to your houseplants, bouquets, and floral arrangements with this illustrated exploration of the rituals, cultures, and mythology behind 600 blooms, herbs, and trees.

The Secret Language and History of 600 Blooms
by Karen Azoulay
Clarkson Potter, February 2023

In the Victorian language of flowers, hundreds of blooms were ascribed specific meanings based on mythology, science, foreign language, and ancient history. Page through this botanical encyclopedia to learn each flower’s Victorian meaning (blackberry, for example, represents « envy » while ranunculus boldly states, « I am dazzled by your charms »), other common names for the bloom, and read about each flower’s cultural history. There is also an index of the flowers grouped by theme, should you want to challenge your local florist with creating a coded message for a loved one.
Karen Azoulay pairs vintage botanical drawings with electric photography, creating a one-of-a-kind flower dictionary with a distinctly mystic feel. FLOWERS AND THEIR MEANINGS is both a beautiful volume and a practical guide to incorporating the language of flowers into your own life.

Karen Azoulay is an interdisciplinary artist and author whose performance and sculptural art explores earth-elements and the female form. Her projects have been featured and reviewed in publications such as the New York Times, New Yorker, Hyperallergic, and Vogue. Recent exhibitions include Semi-Precious, a solo show at Essex Flowers in New York, and Root of the Head at Simone DeSousa Gallery in Detroit.


The complete illustrated history of Black barbecue in America, from its creation and evolution in the agricultural South to its widespread popularity today, as retraced by the craft’s most ardent preservationist.

The Craft and Legends of the Pit Through the Generations
by Dr. Howard Conyers
Ten Speed Press, March 2023

The descendant of farmers and barbecuing masters, Dr. Howard Conyers is a structural dynamicist at NASA by day and a preserver of barbecue history after hours. In THE UNTOLD STORY OF UNITED STATES’ BARBECUE, Dr. Conyers details the real and complete history of barbecue in America, tracing its roots back to the enslaved people who are believed to have brought the practice to the American South to today’s Black experts all across the country. Dr. Conyers shares oral histories and photographs from Black whole-animal barbecue cooks from across the South and describes the traditional methods of roasting hogs and other animals over pits in the ground—a practice that dates back well over 400 years. The history of Black barbecue has never before been fully documented by someone born into the craft, who has uncovered and pieced together the fascinating first-person narratives that finally tell the complete cultural story.

Trained as an aerospace engineer at Duke University, Dr. Howard Conyers is a structural dynamicist at NASA by day—but his second passion is researching and documenting the history of African American barbecue, farming, and foodways. He has been featured in the New York Times, Southern Living, Bon Appétit, The Post and Courier, BBQ Beat, and many more publications, and has been a regular speaker at universities, foundations, and events.

RADICAL CURIOSITY de Seth Goldenberg

A bold manifesto arguing that the most complex challenges we face today—as individuals, businesses, and a society—require us to ask deeper questions, not seek easier answers.

Questioning Commonly Held Beliefs to Imagine Flourishing Futures
by Seth Goldenberg
Crown, August 2022

In a world with an endless hunger for innovation, why is it so hard to create audacious change? According to thought leader Seth Goldenberg, the answer to this question stems from how we, as a society, view questions themselves.
, Goldenberg argues that because we value knowing above learning and prioritize doing over thinking, curiosity has become an endangered species. Only by rediscovering the power of questions can we hope to rewrite the commonly held “legacy” narratives that no longer serve us and to remake our organizations, our politics, and our lives.
 With this empowering book, Goldenberg introduces the practice of Radical Curiosity through the lens of seven narratives that are going through significant transformation: Learning, Cohesion, Time, Youth, Aliveness, Nature, and Value. Along the way, he unpacks principles intended to spark our own questioning, including:

Education is too big to fail, but maybe it should.
• Time travel isn’t reserved for DeLoreans.
• Let us now praise rural communities.
• Survival economics have made imagination a luxury good.

Blending philosophy, business strategy, cultural criticism, and fascinating case studies, RADICAL CURIOSITY is a new way of solving our most complex problems—one focused not on technology or science but on the power of human inquiry. By asking us to relearn how we learn, reengage in dialogue, revive our youthful sense of wonder, and rethink what we value, it reignites the curiosity needed to imagine and build a better world.

Seth Goldenberg is a designer, curator, and entrepreneur who harnesses the power of questioning to catalyze innovation and cultural change. He is the founder and CEO of Curiosity & Co., a one-of-a-kind bookstore, experience laboratory, and design-ventures studio, and the creator of the Ideas Salons, invitational thought-leader retreats that tackle the essential questions of our time. Goldenberg has led high-profile projects with clients such as Apple, American Express, the Oprah Winfrey Network, and the governor of Rhode Island. He also founded Dialog:City, the civic arts festival for the 2008 Democratic National Convention. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Wired, and Fast Company. He lives on the island of Jamestown, Rhode Island.