Category: New Release

Excerpt: Ashkenazi Herbalism

On the surface, herbalism, or herbal medicine, seems a simple enough concept. It’s the reliance upon plant medicine to heal a body from disease, with an eye toward returning that body to its natural state of balance. But herbalism is a much more complex practice than one might assume. Human reliance on the medicinal properties …continue

Letter from the Publisher: Grieving While Black

It’s not often that I read from one of our books aloud across the living room. But there I was, so inspired by Breeshia Wade’s Grieving While Black that I asked my partner, Anna, if she’d be open to an impromptu evening reading.  “It is just so good,” I told her. I had read portions …continue

Letter from the Publisher: Be the Refuge

I was drawn to Chenxing Han’s Be the Refuge: Raising the Voices of Asian American Buddhists from the moment I first heard about it.  Book projects come to us from a variety of sources: through our formal submissions process, agents, other publishers, authors, and our own proactive searches and cultivation of leads. Books we end …continue

Letter from the Publisher: Joyous Resilience

Working with Anjuli Sherin on Joyous Resilience made us a better publisher.From a developmental-editing perspective, we learned to listen more deeply. It’s a misperception that editors achieve excellence by being standard bearers. They need to be rigorous and know the best practices of their craft, for sure, but they also need to be fiercely curious about the …continue

Letter from the Publisher: Every Breath, New Chances

I sure wish Lewis Richmond’s new book, Every Breath, New Chances: How to Age with Honor and Dignity—A Guide for Men, had been around for my father to read while he was still alive. My father died at age 78, exactly seven years ago from the day I pen this letter. He died an isolated man, so separate …continue

New Release Excerpt: Healing Depression Without Medication

Another Way Adapted from Healing Depression Without Medication by Jodie Skillicorn, DO.  “To find health should be the object of the doctor. Anyone can find disease.” —A. T. STILL, DOCTOR OF OSTEOPATHY A reliable way to make people believe in falsehoods is frequent repetition, because familiarity is not easily distinguished from truth. — DANIEL KAHNEMAN, THINKING, …continue