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Ranch Reads: Winter Books Reading List

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Ahh, the crispness of winter and a good reading list.  Sometimes I just want to wrap myself in my Snuggie, settle down by the fire, and get lost in a good book. These nine books by Ranch guest presenters offer diverse styles and subjects to get anyone through the season.

[ezcol_1quarter]hinges[/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]Grace Dane Mazur, author of Hinges, will be at The Ranch the week of December 31, 2016. What is it to be at the edge of the world of the imagination? How do writers, readers, and thinkers deal with this threshold? This book examines what happens when we come under the spell of writing, either as a writer or as a reader. Grace Dane Mazur uses the idea of hinges to explore what happens at real doorways as well as metaphysical turning points and transformations—in fiction, poetry, and in ordinary life.  Her next book, About Time, will be published in 2018.[/ezcol_3quarter_end]

[ezcol_1quarter]thenewoneminutemanager[/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]Ken Blanchard, author of The New One Minute Manager, will be at The Ranch the week of December 31, 2016. The book is an update to the best-seller, The One Minute Manager. In the new version, authors Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson lay out three actions to help you succeed in business and relationships: One Minute Goals, One Minute Praisings, and One Minute Re-Directs. The book details how these actions can foster collaborative styles of managing and motivating people.[/ezcol_3quarter_end]

[ezcol_1quarter]takechargeofyouremail[/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]Bonnie Hillman Shay, the author of Take Charge of Your Email Inbox, will be at The Ranch the week of December 31, 2016.  In this step-by-step guide, Bonnie Shay teaches you how to organize and take control of your inbox and have it work for you. Unlearn the pack rat habits of a cluttered inbox for a more efficient and satisfying experience.[/ezcol_3quarter_end]

[ezcol_1quarter]enlightenednegotiation[/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]Mehrad Nazari will present the week of January 7, 2017. His book, Enlightened Negotiation: 8 Universal Law to Connect, Create, and Prosper, explains how to negotiate with methods that are based on Eastern wisdom, neuroscience, and psychology along with Dr. Nazari’s real estate and life experiences. Enlightened Negotiation is a process where creativity, self-awareness, and human connection come together for a win-win for all.[/ezcol_3quarter_end]

[ezcol_1quarter]screen-shot-2017-01-16-at-6-23-07-am[/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]Chef Susana Trilling will teach a few recipes from her book Milpa!: From Seed to Salsa – Ancient Ingredients for a Sustainable Future during the week of January 7. In Milpa!, Susana Trilling explores the Mixteca Alta region of southern Mexico, near Oaxaca to bring back recipes and stories about communities, small plot farming and sustainability for a more interesting and healthier world. [/ezcol_3quarter_end]


[ezcol_1quarter]lovecycles[/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]Linda Carroll, M.S., author of Love Cycles: Mastering the Five Essential Stages of Love, will present the week of January 28, 2017.  In what many reviewers say should be required reading, Linda Carroll’s book lays out five natural stages of romantic relationships, the Merge, Doubt and Denial, Disillusionment, Decision, and Wholehearted Love. The book outlines how to be empowered and navigate these stages to create a lasting, rewarding, and loving relationships.[/ezcol_3quarter_end]

[ezcol_1quarter]slowmedicine[/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]Michael Finkelstein, M.D. guest lectures the week of February 11, 2017.  His work, Slow Medicine: Hope and Healing for Chronic Illness, asks questions such as, “If your doctor was a magician and could wipe away any illness or symptoms that get in your way, what would you do with your life?” Dr. Finkelstein asks this and 77 other questions in this insightful book, which gives readers a road map for focusing on a path to healthy living.[/ezcol_3quarter_end]

[ezcol_1quarter]snap[/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]Dr. Pepper Schwartz presents at Rancho La Puerta the week of February 25, 2017. In her highly recommended book, Snap Strategies for Couples: 40 Fast Fixes for Everyday Relationship Pitfalls, Dr. Pepper Schwartz and Dr. Lana Staheli offer tips that pinpoint regular snags in relationships and how to quickly fix or “snap” the issue and move along. Instead of every issue needing to be talked about at length, some can be addressed immediately through the alternative approaches offered in this relationship book.[/ezcol_3quarter_end]

[ezcol_1quarter]befruitful[/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]Victoria Maizes will be at The Ranch the week of March 4, 2017. Her book, Be Fruitful: The Essential Guide to Maximizing Fertility and Giving Birth to a Healthy Child is based on thorough scientific research and vast clinical experience.  In this work Dr. Maizes helps guide you physically, emotionally and spiritually toward pregnancy.  She talks about the importance and impact of diet, environment and stress in this warmly written book.[/ezcol_3quarter_end]

[ezcol_1quarter]thewayin[/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]Rita Jacobs will be at The Ranch the week of March 18, 2017.  The Way In: Journal Writing for Self-Discovery. This great book by Rita D. Jacob, offers ideas and examples of journal writing and ultimately a path to self-discovery and expression.  This book is a perfect gift for yourself or someone you care about.[/ezcol_3quarter_end]

See our Previous Reading list.  Or find out how to reserve a spot during your favorite authors visiting week.