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By Charlotte Abrahams. 2016
Candlelight is hygge; the smell of freshly brewed coffee is hygge; the feel of crisp, clean bed linen is hygge;…dinner with friends is hygge. 'Hygge', pronounced 'hoo-ga', is a Danish philosophy that roughly translates to 'cosiness'. But it is so much more than that. It's a way of life that encourages us to be kinder to ourselves, to take pleasure in the modest, the mundane and the familiar. It is a celebration of the everyday, of sensual experiences rather then things. It's an entire attitude to life that results in Denmark regularly being voted one of the happiest countries in the world. So, with two divorces behind her and her 50th birthday rapidly approaching, journalist Charlotte Abrahams ponders whether it's hygge that's been missing from her life. Is it a philosophy we can all embrace? In a society where lifestyle trends tend to centre on deprivation - be it no sugar, no gluten, no possessions - what does cherishing yourself actually mean? And will it make her happy? In Hygge, Charlotte Abrahams weaves the history of hygge and its role in Danish culture with her own attempts, as an English woman, to embrace a more hygge life. In this beautifully written and stylishly designed book, she examines the impact this has on her home, her health, her relationships and, of course, her happiness. Light a candle, pour yourself a glass of wine, and get ready to enjoy your more hygge life.
By Gary John Bishop. 2016
This is not the usual self-help book. It's time to unf*ck yourself and unleash your greatness! This is blunt force…trauma to the way you think life has to be for you. Most importantly, it is designed to give you an authentic leg up - one that feels genuine and right for you, and can propel you to new levels of greatness.It will teach you not to look to the outside world for answers, but inside yourself. You will learn how to take full responsibility of your life, the highs and the lows, and you'll actually feel good about it - no, in fact, you'll feel f*cking great about it!
By Jody Shield. 2017
THE REFRESHED PAPERBACK EDITION OF LIFETONIC - with an introductory note by Ashley RobertsDo you feel overwhelmed by daily life?Are…you tired of feeling like everyone else is further ahead than you?Do you want to reclaim your passion for life and start enjoying the present moment?Do you want to ditch your self-doubt and be fiercely confident?It's time to let Jody Shield change your life.Jody is an accredited success coach, motivational speaker and is globally known as the go-to well being consultant. Having reached burnout in her own life, Jody is committed to helping others overcome the stress, anxiety and fear we are faced with in the modern world; showing us how to reignite the fire in our souls and channel self-care in its truest form.Whether you want to work on yourself, your relationships or simply find balance and fulfil your potential, Jody's revolutionary method and powerful self-help tools will transform the way you think and give you the energy and purpose to power up your happiest, brightest you.If you seek long-lasting positive change, this is the book you need, right now. 'Jody is absolutely amazing, I'm incredibly inspired by her energy. She's kept me grounded and allowed me to let go of things that were holding me back.' - Ella Mills, Founder of Deliciously Ella 'Jody makes meditation cool, spreading her amazing message of self-love and how to reconnect with your true self' - Madeleine Shaw, Bestselling Author, Cook and Nutritional Therapist
'Read this for life lessons you know but have neglected.' Stylist'Rediscover and embrace your inner silliness and watch your busy,…stress-filled actual life become, well, simpler.' Red Discover the surprising art of reconnecting with your inner child in order to make your adult life that little bit simpler.You can own your own home and want to build a blanket fort on a bad day. Hell! On a good day, too.Give yourself permission to seek praise, ask for help, and have something soft snuggled against your face because you're sad.You can pay your bills on time and still exclaim out loud when something is really f*cking cool, run a business and wear cat-covered thermals under your suit.You can take time to play, just because. Full of spirit and un-self-conscious enthusiasm, Ice Cream for Breakfast: Child-Like Solutions to Bullsh*t Adult Problems is the permission slip all too-grown-up-for-their-own-good-but-secretly-scared-of-adulting adults need to locate their inner-child nestled deep within, so that we might all relax enough to laugh harder, wonder more, and marvel at magic on the daily.
Everything you need, to achieve anything you want, you already have within you Welcome to a truly unique book, an…interactive experience that will change your life in whatever way you want, just by reading. No hype, jargon or hard work - simply words that will open up new possibilities around you and re-programme your mental software to remove your fears, worries and limiting beliefs. Yes, do yoga, tai chi and meditation - this book will have a bigger impact, faster and cheaper.Discover:- How to make your success a choice, not a chance- Know exactly why you do what you do- How to be relaxed, centred and at peace - anytime, anywhere- Never again worry what other people think about you (while being very popular!)- How to make peace with your father or mother, whether they are alive, or notAnd...- The nine words that will change your life forever.Don't lose yourself in a book - read on and find yourself in one.
By Melanie Murphy. 2017
'I'm just a nitwit girl who's sort of stumbling through life learning that we all have our own roads to…walk - but that it's still valuable, and rather lovely, to hear about other people's journeys...'Filled with honesty, wit and wisdom, Fully Functioning Human (Almost) - part memoir, part life guide - will show you the real Melanie Murphy: warm, fun, positive, honest, a girl who's got this whole adult thing down. Almost. Irish YouTuber Melanie Murphy regularly chronicles the ups and downs of her life on her popular channel, discussing topics such as sexuality, skincare, social media and self-esteem. Now, in her first book, she looks with her trademark humour and down-to-earth honesty at the experiences that have shaped her.From learning how to manage her online life, to giving up on the idea of perfection, living with anxiety and the lessons she has learned about relationships, Mel shows us that difficult times can teach us the most about who we are, and by learning to value ourselves, we can overcome whatever life throws at us.
By Henry Fraser. 2017
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER"Henry Fraser is one of the most remarkable people I've ever met" J.K. Rowling"What a story of…transformation, inner power and inspiration" Jonny Wilkinson The memoir of the year by Henry Fraser, motivational speaker and mouth artist with a foreword by J.K. Rowling.Being challenged in life is inevitable, but being defeated is optional...Henry Fraser was 17 years old when a tragic accident severely crushed his spinal cord. Paralysed from the shoulders down, he has conquered unimaginable difficulty to embrace life and a new way of living. Through challenging adversity, he has found the opportunity to grow and inspire others.This book combines his wisdom and insight into finding the gifts in life's challenges, and will resonate with anyone facing an obstacle, no matter how big or small. It includes Henry's thoughts on how to look at the right things and avoid the wrong, finding progress in whatever you do, and acknowledging and accepting the darkness when it comes. Right at the heart of Henry's inspiring philosophy is his belief that every day is a good day.
By Barbara Pease, Allan Pease. 2009
International bestselling authors Allan and Barbara Pease (WHY MEN DON'T LISTEN AND WOMEN CAN'T READ MAPS) focus their insight and…wit on the most popular, and some would maintain, important part of any relationship: sex. In their inimitable style they explore what men and women want from a sexual relationship and give humourous and practical advice. Discover:What men and women really want from love and sexHow to find a great partnerWhat to do when the chemistry is wrongHow to have a happy future with your partner
By Lynne Lauren. 2009
A practical guide to reducing stress and finding peace through meditation.Meditation is a practice that calms the mind and the…body in a natural way. Its aim is to quiet or still the mind, which leads to calm awareness without the interference of troublesome thoughts. Meditation can help you focus, relax, and cope with life's twists and turns.Meditation, Orion Plain and Simple is a wise and helpful beginner's guide to the practice of meditation. Lynne Lauren not only explains why it is important to meditate, but also demonstrates how simple meditation can be. It can be done anywhere by anyone. Lynne provides a brief overview of the different types of meditation, along with more than 50 meditations and visualisations that can be used in different circumstances to reach particular goals.This simple guide provides all of the information that beginners will need to slow down, de-stress, and discover how rich life can be!
By Rebecca Holman. 2017
What does success look like? 5AM conference calls and late nights in the office? Winning every argument in the office…and always getting your own way? What does a successful woman look like? The shoulder-pad wearing Alpha? The dogmatist who rules with an iron fist? The reality is far more nuanced. Yet women are still reduced to Alpha boss, or the Beta secretary or assistant but when 47% of the workforce are reduced to two unhelpful stereotypes, how can you embrace your inner Beta and be a success on your own terms? It's an important question because the world is changing, fast. Successful companies need people who can lead with emotional intelligence, be flexible to new ideas and adapt their plans when required, leaving their ego at the door. The Beta woman's time is now. Beta celebrates the collaborators, the pragmatists, and the people who believe that being nice works and getting your own way isn't always the most important thing. It explores the unsung workforce of Beta women who are being great bosses, great leaders and are still living their own lives: having relationships, making time for friends, having families. Fully researched and rich with interviews, anecdotes and case studies, Beta will be a smart and entertaining read that really explores the role of women in the workplace today.
By Linnea Dunne. 2017
Step aside Hygge. Lagom is the new Scandi lifestyle trend taking the world by storm. This delightfully illustrated book gives…you the lowdown on this transformative approach to life and examines how the lagom ethos has helped boost Sweden to the No.10 ranking in 2017's World Happiness Report. Lagom (pronounced 'lah-gom') has no equivalent in the English language but is loosely translated as 'not too little, not too much, just right'. It is widely believed that the word comes from the Viking term 'laget om', for when a mug of mead was passed around a circle and there was just enough for everyone to get a sip. But while the anecdote may hit the nail on the head, the true etymology of the word points to an old form of the word 'lag', which means 'law'.Far from restrictive, lagom is a liberating concept, praising the idea that anything more than 'just enough' is a waste of time. Crucially it also comes with a selflessness and core belief of responsibility and common good. By living lagom you can: Live a happier and more balanced life Reduce your environmental impact Improve your work-life balance Free your home from clutter Enjoy good food the Swedish way Grow your own and learn to forage Cherish the relationships with those you love
Why Men Don't Listen & Women Can't Read Maps: How to spot the differences in the way men & women think
By Barbara Pease, Allan Pease. 2001
In this classic international bestselling book, Allan and Barbara Pease highlight the differences in the ways men and women think.Barbara…and Allan Pease travelled the world collating the dramatic findings of new research on the brain, investigating evolutionary biology, analysing psychologists research, studying social change and annoying the locals. The result is WHY MEN DON'T LISTEN AND WOMEN CAN'T READ MAPS, the sometimes shocking, always illuminating, frequently hilarious look at where the battle line is drawn between the sexes, why it was drawn and how to cross it. Revealed: Why men really can't do more than one thing at a time Why women make such a mess of parallel parking Why men should never lie to women Why women talk so much and men so little WHAT MEN AND WOMEN REALLY WANT A must-read for everyone - you will learn as much about yourself and how to improve your relationships, as you will about the opposite sex.
By Dr Harry Barry. 2017
'If I were to recommend just one book to read on depression, it would be this' SUNDAY INDEPENDENTA practical, four…step programme to help you understand and cope with depression. As many as 1 in 4 British people have depression at any one time, and despite being so prevalent in our lives and communities, there is still lingering reluctance to talk about depression and its effects. In Depression: A practical guide, Dr Barry is determined to break the silence and provide practical advice to those suffering from depression as well as their families and friends. Dr Barry reveals a simple, four step programme to deal with depression, from beginning the journey, how to feel better, how to get better and how to stay well. He explores holistic approaches involving lifestyle as well as drug therapy, talk therapy (particularly CBT) and mindfulness.Previously published as Flagging Depression, this edition has been fully revised and updated.
By Susan Jeffers. 2003
'Susan Jeffers' wisdom feels like a precious gift. Her counsel is profound and meaningful in such challenging times.' MARIANNE WILLIAMSON'Original,…courageous and brilliant!' WARREN FARRELL* * * * * * * * * *Nobody knows what will happen in the next moment of our lives. Whatever is in store for us, the only thing we CAN be sure of is that nothing in life is certain. And since we all fear the unknown, life's uncertainty can be a constant source of worry to us.But, as bestselling author Susan Jeffers explains, life doesn't have to be one worry after the next, a steady stream of 'what if's', and a constant attempt to create a secure haven for ourselves. In EMBRACING UNCERTAINTY she emphasises that an unknown future doesn't prevent a rich and abundant life, and shows how by enjoying life's unpredictability we transform ourselves from a position of fear to one filled with excitement and potential. Through invaluable case-studies, exercises and her pragmatic wisdom, Susan convinces us, above all, that life is exhilarating because of, not in spite of the uncertainty.
By Bernadette Russell. 2017
The Little Book of Kindness will teach you how to be kind to yourself, to strangers, to those you love,…to the world - every day, at every opportunity. Prompted by the seeming hopelessness of the world around her, Bernadette Russell undertook a pledge to be kind to a stranger every day for a year. The experience left her wanting to inspire others. The Little Book of Kindness is packed with fun ideas, practical tips and interactive exercises that encourage you to 'be kind' in every area of life - online, to strangers, to the environment, in your community, to yourself - and change the world, one act of kindness at a time.
By Barbara Pease, Allan Pease. 2009
The authors of the international bestsellers WHY MEN DON'T LISTEN AND WOMEN CAN'T READ MAPS and THE DEFINTIVE BOOK OF…BODY LANGUAGE teach strategies for happier, more fulfilled relationships.Allan and Barbara Pease are the world's foremost experts in personal relationships. Their books, seminars and TV programmes have made them household names from Australia to the UK and from the USA to Japan. In their follow-up to the multi-million selling WHY MEN DON'T LISTEN AND WOMEN CAN'T READ MAPS, Allan and Barbara use the same combination of startling observation of people's actions towards one another, humour and practical advice to teach the reader more about what men and women want from relationships, and how to get it.
By Bryony Gordon. 2016
THE NUMBER 1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER AND RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB 2017 PICKA new Sunday Times bestseller from Bryony…Gordon, Telegraph columnist and author of the bestselling The Wrong Knickers. For readers who enjoyed Matt Haig's Reasons to Stay Alive and Ruby Wax's Sane New World, Mad Girl is a shocking, funny, unpredictable, heart-wrenching, raw and jaw-droppingly truthful celebration of life with mental illness.'I loved it. A brilliant fast and funny and frank look at something that absolutely needs to be talked about in this way' Matt HaigBryony Gordon has OCD.It's the snake in her brain that has told her ever since she was a teenager that her world is about to come crashing down: that her family might die if she doesn't repeat a phrase 5 times, or that she might have murdered someone and forgotten about it. It's caused alopecia, bulimia, and drug dependency. And Bryony is sick of it. Keeping silent about her illness has given it a cachet it simply does not deserve, so here she shares her story with trademark wit and dazzling honesty.A hugely successful columnist for the Telegraph, a bestselling author, and a happily married mother of an adorable daughter, Bryony has managed to laugh and live well while simultaneously grappling with her illness. Now it's time for her to speak out. Writing with her characteristic warmth and dark humour, Bryony explores her relationship with her OCD and depression as only she can.Mad Girl is a shocking, funny, unpredictable, heart-wrenching, raw and jaw-droppingly truthful celebration of life with mental illness.
By Ruby Elliot. 2016
IT'S ALL ABSOLUTELY FINE is a darkly comic, honest and unapologetic account of daily struggles with mental health and what…it's like trying to be a person when you feel like a potato. This book walks readers through the ups, downs and sideways of life, illuminating very real problems, all with Ruby's trademark originality and humour. It's an empowering book that will make you think, make you laugh, and make things that little bit more ok.
By Breda Casserly. 2021
WE ARE ALL ON A JOURNEY - from the moment we are born to the final minutes before our death.…But as we live our busy lives, we oftentimes ignore the inner hurts and pain we may be carrying. In Lessons from a Bedside, Breda Casserly, a healthcare chaplain at the Galway Hospice Foundation, shares the wisdom she's learned from her patients as she's journeyed with them through serious, often terminal, illness. Here are stories of self-acceptance, grief, forgiveness and memory inspired by the people Breda has met over the course of her work, along with her own story of coming to terms with personal loss. Told with simplicity and compassion, Lessons from a Bedside is a book of love, spirituality and humanity which shows us paths to healing.
Boost your confidence and change your life for the betterLow self-esteem can make life difficult in all sorts of ways.…It can make you anxious and unhappy, tormented by doubts and self-critical thoughts. It can get in the way of feeling at ease with other people and stop you from leading the life you want to lead. It makes it hard to value and appreciate yourself in the same way you would another person you care about.Melanie Fennell's acclaimed and bestselling self-help guide Overcoming Low Self-esteem has become a classic of self-help literature, winning widespread praise for its practical and user-friendly approach. At last, this benchmark work is available as a large format, practical manual, complete with worksheets, diaries and exercises.The Overcoming Low Self-esteem Handbook will help you to understand your low self-esteem and break out of the vicious circle of self-destructive thinking, distress and unhelpful behaviour. Using practical techniques from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), this book will help you learn the art of self-acceptance and so transform your sense of yourself for the better. Specifically, you will:· Find out how low self-esteem develops and what keeps it going· Question your negative thoughts and the attitudes that underlie them· Identify your strengths and good qualities, allow yourself to enjoy life to the full, and discover a more balanced, kindly view of yourself· Trace your progress, monitor your behaviour and record step-by-step improvementsIdeal for working through on your own or with guided assistance, this is a complete step-by-step treatment guide.Overcoming self-help guides use clinically proven techniques to treat long-standing and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. Many guides in the Overcoming series are recommended under the Reading Well scheme.Series Editor: Emeritus Professor Peter Cooper