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50 mandalas to help you de-stress

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Pick up your colouring pencils and create a wonderful oasis of peace on paper.

Pick up your colouring pencils and create a wonderful oasis of peace on paper.

Mandalas are traditionally used to help focus attention during meditation. In this notebook you will find 50 traditional and contemporary mandalas to colour in as you wish. There are absolutely no rules - you can choose any combination of colours you like.

As you concentrate on the simple action of colouring in, you will find your mind clearing and stress disappearing.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780600632429
  • Publication date: 06 Jul 2015
  • Page count: 64
  • Imprint: Hamlyn
Mitchell Beazley

The Pig: Tales and Recipes from the Kitchen Garden and Beyond

Robin Hutson
Authors:
Robin Hutson

The Pig is a collection of restaurants with rooms in Hampshire, Devon, Dorset and Somerset - and soon in Kent, West Sussex and Cornwall. Now, everyone can enjoy The Pig from the comfort of their own homes. Among the pages of The Pig you will find an idiosyncratic, seasonal approach to the good life, with delicious recipes, how-to guides, tips, tricks and stories.Inside the pages of The Pig you will find: Classic recipes from Nan's rice pudding to proper fish pie, porchetta and even a pink blancmange bunny.The Pig's Guide to Pigs from identifying different cuts of meat to making your own sausages.How to pickle, forage and identify edible flowers and suggestions on how to bring the weird and wonderful vegetables, fruits and salads from the garden into the kitchen. Interior design recreating the comfort and elegance of The Pig at home covering everything from upcycling your own Spa treatments to hosting your own festivals, summer feasts and winter gatherings, including creating the perfect playlist to the best recipes to cook outdoors. Praise for The Pigs: Rick Stein: 'Dinner, bed and breakfast at The Pig, any Pig, is a comforting thought of some lovely flavoured pork, a British abundance of vegetables and some fabulous red wine.' The Sunday Times: 'There isn't a trace of cynicism here - just enthusiasm, craft and people who love what they do, creating a place you really, really don't want to leave.' The Financial Times 'Some inherited memory of a weekend with grandparents I never had... a little bohemian, and unbelievably good at cooking.' Tom Parker Bowles 'The Pig revolutionised the country house hotel, creating a true home away from home. No pomp or pretence, just beautiful rooms and magnificent food with produce from their own kitchen gardens. Where The Pig goes, the others follow.'

Aster

Thinking on My Feet

Kate Humble
Authors:
Kate Humble

** SHORTLISTED FOR THE EDWARD STANFORD TRAVEL WRITING AWARD - TRAVEL MEMOIR OF THE YEAR **'A beautiful and magnificent book. A paean to a simple act. I defy you to read this book and not be inspired to walk, march or hike - and as a result live a better life more connected with nature and the world around you.' - Simon Reeve'A lovely book, fast-flowing yet at every turn giving the reader pause for thought. Kate Humble makes a delightful companion, her words full of sunshine and the raw pleasure she radiates as she encounters life in its many unexpected forms.' - Benedict Allen'A lovely, civilised and transporting read, that should have all of us stepping out to meet the world with fresh eyes.' - Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall'An enticing read that makes every walk Humble describes an adventure' - Ranulph Fiennes'I've discovered that going for a daily walk has become as essential to me feeling good for the rest of the day as that first cup of tea. But I would argue that all I am doing is responding to a natural need we all have. Humans have always been migrants, the physiological urge to be nomadic is deep-rooted in all of us and perhaps because of that our brains are stimulated by walking. I solve all sorts of problems, formulate ideas, work things out to that gentle rhythm of self-propelled movement.' - Kate HumbleThinking on My Feet tells the story of Kate's walking year - shining a light on the benefits of this simple activity. Kate's inspiring narrative not only records her walks (and runs) throughout a single year, but also charts her feelings and impressions throughout - capturing the perspectives that only a journey on foot allows - and shares the outcomes: a problem solved, a mood lifted, an idea or opportunity borne. As she explores the reasons why we walk, whether for creative energy, challenge and pleasure, or therapeutic benefits, Kate's reflections and insights will encourage, motivate and spur readers into action.Also featured are Kate's walks with others who have discovered the magical, soothing effect of putting one foot in front of the other - the artist who walks to find inspiration for his next painting; the man who takes people battling with addiction to climb mountains; the woman who walked every footpath in Wales (3,700 miles) when she discovered she had cancer.This book will inspire you to change your perspective by applying walking to your daily endeavours. *PRAISE FOR THINKING ON MY FEET * 'A diary of sorts, charting a year of wonderful walks through the sun, wind and rain...each entry builds an image of her life in the great outdoors...it sounds idyllic to say the least.' - Sunday Express, S Magazine 'Humble's book about going for a walk can inspire absolutely anyone to make a change. Because all you have to do is step outside the front door.' - Waitrose Weekend 'These are 365 days of inspiration to get out and, sometimes literally, smell the flowers.' - Wanderlust Magazine 'Witty, enlightening and often startlingly profound' - Country Walking Magazine *PRAISE FOR THINKING ON MY FEET * 'A diary of sorts, charting a year of wonderful walks through the sun, wind and rain...each entry builds an image of her life in the great outdoors...it sounds idyllic to say the least.' - Sunday Express, S Magazine 'Humble's book about going for a walk can inspire absolutely anyone to make a change. Because all you have to do is step outside the front door.' - Waitrose Weekend 'These are 365 days of inspiration to get out and, sometimes literally, smell the flowers.' - Wanderlust Magazine 'Witty, enlightening and often startlingly profound' - Country Walking Magazine

Aster

Intention

Andrew Wallas
Authors:
Andrew Wallas
Gaia

The Little Book of Intentional Living

Carolyn Boyes
Authors:
Carolyn Boyes

By living with intention we are actively shaping our lives, establishing how we wish to invest our energy and time on this Earth. Through the processes of self-enquiry, assessing our values, visioning and mindfulness we can ensure that our beliefs and actions are in alignment, discard those aspects of our lives that no longer serve us and manifest the existence we want.By using easy-to-follow tools, strategies and exercises, leading life coach and speaker, Carolyn Boyes, shows us how, in this fast-paced, demanding world, which is so full of distractions, we can move from living a busy life - one that we endure - to an intentional life - one that we have chosen.

Ilex Press

Make & Mend

Jessica Marquez
Authors:
Jessica Marquez

Make and Mend is an exquisite, full-colour guide to sashiko, a simple Japanese stitching technique that uses stunning patterns to decorate or repair clothing, accessories and home textiles - requiring no special equipment other than a sewing needle and some thread!Sashiko is traditionally used to mend and repair clothing and textiles, but it can just as easily be used to create beautiful, decorative projects for the home. With 15 projects applying a modern, on-trend aesthetic to this ancient craft, Make and Mend shows readers how to apply sashiko stitching to a variety of craft projects, such as repairing torn jeans, altering a hem, and making decorative pillows, napkins, a tablecloth, and a totebag.

Aster

Stand Tall Like a Mountain

Suzy Reading
Authors:
Suzy Reading

Stand Tall Like a Mountain is specifically designed to help parents empower their children to:- Learn tools for dealing with everyday emotions- Express how they are feeling- Learn about their bodies and minds in easy-to-read and understandable language - Develop tools for nourishment and coping with challenges- Use easy and fun yoga poses to promote positive feelingsWe teach our children how to brush their teeth and cross the road safely; this book is about broadening their toolkit to include emotional first aid. Suzy Reading introduces practices to encourage noticing emotions, feeling calm, expressing feelings, falling asleep more easily, coping with anger and feelings of anxiety and nurturing confidence and kindness. Children are natural masters of curiosity and mindfulness, so the learning is not a one-way street. The book encourages parents to observe and seek opportunities to learn from their children too.

Kyle Books

Pallet Style

Nikkita Palmer
Authors:
Nikkita Palmer

From sofas to shelving to a stylish home bar, Pallet Style shows you how to create your own furniture using reclaimed wooden pallets. Whether you want to make something in a weekend or are embarking on a more complex bespoke piece for your home, each of Nikkita and Billy's projects are stylish design solutions, perfect for Scandi-influenced urban apartments or rustic retreats.An introductory section explains the different kinds of standard pallets, many of which can be sourced for free as they are so readily available. Full instructions for deconstructing a pallet are provided, together with ideas on how to source them.The projects are divided into three sections - Furniture, Storage & Display and Accessories - each project includes full step-by-step instructions and photographs. In furniture, find out how to construct a bed, a home bar or a coffee table. Storage & Display features makes for a display shelf, a herb box planter and a log 'basket', as well as a recycling centre for your kitchen. In Accessories, find out how to make key hooks, a breakfast tray and a festival sign.

Kyle Books

Wood & Steam

Charlie Whinney
Authors:
Charlie Whinney

In this beautifully compiled book, Charlie Whinney, the UK's leading expert on the topic, shares the secrets of the unique and magical craft of steam-bending. Although his creations look quite impossible, the reader will soon discover that wood can be made to behave in remarkable ways with the application of a little heat and steam. Charlie guides you through the ecological sourcing of wood for your projects and then, with practical instructions, reveals how to create your own steam-bent masterpieces. Form a wooden coathanger in the embers of a campfire, create perfectly round wooden hoops using just a saucepan and a mug, or use your new skills to craft a stunning rocking chair.With step-by-step instructions and inspiring photography from Charlie's workshop in the Lake District, this will make the perfect gift for anyone interested in developing a new skill.

Gaia

The Little Crystal Kit

Judy Hall
Authors:
Judy Hall

This enchanting little guide contains everything you need to enhance your life using crystals. Focusing on 15 key crystals, each recommended to complement a particular area of your life, Judy Hall provides essential information on how to choose, use, cleanse and programme your chosen stone.Whether it's Rose Quartz to improve your relationships, Goldstone to bring you wealth or Selenite to strengthen your spiritual practice, this crystal toolbox contains all you need to harness the power of crystals.Crystals included in the kit:- Green AventurineThis is the stone of prosperity and one of the premier crystals for attracting luck, abundance and success.- AmethystAn excellent aid for meditation, Amethyst turns your thoughts away from the mundane and towards tranquillity and deeper understanding.- Rose QuartzThis peaceful crystal is known as the 'Stone of Unconditional Love' and it transforms relationships with yourself and others, creating love and harmony.- CitrineA happy generous stone. It stimulates living in the moment, rather than living in your dreams.

Aster

Five Minutes to a Mindful You

Aster
Authors:
Aster
Ilex Press

The Witchcraft Handbook

Midia Star
Authors:
Midia Star
Aster

Pause Every Day

Danielle Marchant
Authors:
Danielle Marchant

Pause Every Day is a beautiful collection of mindful practices that you can dip in and out of either daily or when you are feeling in the need of a little calm, clarity or space to think. In today's fast-paced world, it is easy for our minds to become so busy that we can no longer see clearly, feel at peace or get a restful night's sleep. The guided 'pauses' are divided into sections: Pause for Calm Pause for VitalityPause for Restful Sleep Pause for Perspective Pause for Clarity Pause for Gratitude Pause for TechnologyEngaging the physical body, the mind and the emotions, Pause Every Day teaches you in less than 10 minutes a day how to bring the power of pausing into all the challenges and opportunities you are faced with in everyday life.

Aster

Happy by Design

Victoria Harrison
Authors:
Victoria Harrison
Ilex Press

The Collage Ideas Book

Alannah Moore
Authors:
Alannah Moore

Collage allows your creativity to run riot. It lets you juxtapose disparate elements, styles, and media against each other and create something entirely novel, bizarre, arresting, beautiful, ironic, or unsettling. Old and new can be fused together; the digital and hand-made can be combined.What you can create with collage knows no bounds.This little book is full of big ideas from contemporary collage artists to inspire you to think differently. With a new idea on every page, you will discover fresh ways of tackling the medium to create work that is original and exciting.

Aster

Shinrin-yoku

Yoshifumi Miyazaki
Authors:
Yoshifumi Miyazaki

Shinrin Yoku or 'forest bathing' was developed in Japan in the 1980s and brings together ancient ways and wisdom with cutting edge environmental health science. There are now forest bathing stations and walkways scattered throughout Japan, although the good news is that we can all benefit from this simple practice. Simply put, forest bathing is the practice of walking slowly through the woods, in no hurry, for a morning, an afternoon or a day. It is a practice that involves all the senses and as you gently walk and breathe deeply, the essential oils of the trees are absorbed by your body and have an extraordinary effect on positive feelings, stress hormone levels, parasympathetic nervous activity, sympathetic nervous activity, blood pressure, heart rate and brain activity. In this wonderful book, by the leading expert in the field, science meets nature and mindfulness, as we are encouraged to bathe in the trees and become observers of both the nature around us and the goings on of our own minds.(p) 2018 Octopus Publishing Group

Aster

The Chakra Project

Georgia Coleridge
Authors:
Georgia Coleridge

Packed with stunning, full-colour photographs, The Chakra Project is a brilliant introduction to the power of chakras. The chakra system is an energy map, connecting your body and soul. Fine-tuning your chakras can help to strengthen your physical body, nourish creativity, fire-up motivation, nurture your heart, inspire self-expression, clarify your intuition and help you to shine. When our energy is flowing, we feel rooted, connected and joyful.Each chapter of this book is beautifully designed, with inspiring photographs to illustrate the colours, elements and practices associated with the 7 chakras. Chapters include:- An introduction to each chakra and what it represents - The symbols, colours, elements, crystals, essential oils and emotional states associated with each one- Signs of when a chakra is healthy, and signs that you might have old or blocked energy that needs to be cleared - Simple, accessible ways to cleanse, heal and nourish each chakraGeorgia Coleridge is an experienced healer. Her fresh, inspiring approach can help you experience the power of chakras, create positive energy and transform your life.

Mitchell Beazley

Street Art Activity Book

Kyle Books

The Wild Dyer: A guide to natural dyes & the art of patchwork & stitch

Abigail Booth
Authors:
Abigail Booth

`By teaching you the foundations of natural dyeing, and guiding you through the simple stitch techniques, this book will allow you to dip in and out of projects while learning how to forage for and grow your own dye plants.' In The Wild Dyer, Abigail Booth demystifies the `magic' of natural dyeing and shows how to use the results to stunning effect in 15 exquisite patchwork and stitch projects, including a drawstring forager's bag, an apron, samplers, cushions and a reversible patchwork blanket. Focusing on how to grow or gather your own dyeing materials - from onion and avocado skins to chamomile and comfrey, nettles and acorns - as well as scouring, mordanting (using fixative) and setting up a dye vat, Abigail explains how to create effective dyes. And once you have them, how you can produce beautiful, contemporary textiles that can then be used to create projects that build on your skills.

Kyle Books

The Urban Woodsman

Max Bainbridge
Authors:
Max Bainbridge

Hand carving is easy, satisfying and therapeutic when guided by Max Bainbridge. Create your own unique pieces and carve with confidence thanks to detailed information on tools, cutting techniques and clear step-by-step photography accompanying each project. Start with basic spoons, cooking spoons and spatulas, before moving onto butter knives, chopping boards and small bowls, with only a few simple tools required. Max also advises on the perfect finish for your projects - how to sand, ebonise, scorch and texture surfaces as well as waxing and oiling your new creations. Whether you are a novice or an experienced carver, this book will inspire you to make something that you will be proud of.

Kyle Books

Knitting From the North

Hilary Grant
Authors:
Hilary Grant