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Zen Paths To Harmony

  • Hardback
  • £P.O.R.

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  • ISBN: 9781840722284
  • Publication date: 30 Sep 2000
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  • Imprint: Spruce
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Lagom

Linnea Dunne
Authors:
Linnea Dunne

Discover the Swedish ethos of balanced living with Lagom.Lagom (pronounced 'lar-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 that '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, and cherish the relationships with those you love.Linnea Dunne was born and raised in Sweden, where she started her writing career as a columnist at the local newspaper aged 15. She left for Ireland a few years later and eventually moved to London, where she studied Creative Writing and Political Communications. She now lives in Dublin with her husband and two half-Swedish kids, trying to achieve that lagom balance against all odds. Linnea's work on subjects ranging from motherhood to women's rights and media narratives has been published by (among others) the Irish Times, the Guardian and the Irish Independent, and she also works as Editor of Scan Magazine. The irony of the fact that she escaped her home country, never made it back, and now spends the majority of her day writing about Scandinavian culture, innovation and trends is lost on no one.(P) 2017 Octopus Publishing Group

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The Little Book of Chakras

Patricia Mercier
Authors:
Patricia Mercier

The chakras are vibrant, coloured energy wheels or centres of spiritual power, located within the subtle body, through which our life energy flows.This beautifully illustrated little book will help you to awaken your chakras to improve your physical health, balance energies and resolve physical, emotional and spiritual issues. With detailed descriptions of the chakras and their associations and easy-to follow exercises and activities, you will learn how to work with each of these powerful centres of energy to enhance all aspects of your life.

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The Little Book of Tidying

Beth Penn
Authors:
Beth Penn
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The Qigong Bible

Katherine Allen
Authors:
Katherine Allen

The ancient art of Qigong, the "seed of martial arts", not only allows you to maintain your health but also heals the bodies and calms the minds of those who practice it. Featuring 300 photographs from the main schools of Qigong, The Qigong Bible is the ultimate, comprehensive guide to practising Qigong and finding a mental and physical balance in life, encouraging readers of all levels to make Qigong a part of their everyday life.

Mitchell Beazley

RHS Gardening for Mindfulness

Holly Farrell
Authors:
Holly Farrell

Gardening, like mindfulness, is a way of finding a sense of calm in an otherwise chaotic world, a simpler existence, even if it is only for a few minutes. Both forge a connection to the world around us, to nature and wildlife, which can bring pleasure and peace. In this beautifully illustrated guide to gardening for mindfulness, horticulturalist and mindfulness practitioner Holly Farrell provides a blueprint for a more contemplative way to garden, including projects, meditations and inspiration.Projects for the mindful gardener, including growing something from seed, planting a tree and creating a mandala, put the theory of mindfulness into practice, while plant lists and design ideas aim to enhance mindfulness in the garden through the senses. Beautifully packaged and easy to follow, this is the perfect book for keen gardeners, devotees of mindfulness, or simply those looking for calm in a busy and hectic world.

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Fifty Paths to Creative Photography

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman
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Cats Kit

How can you free yourself from niggling everyday worries? When your mind is distracted simply pick up this collection of intricate designs inspired by cats and reach for your colouring pencils. As you concentrate on the simple action of colouring in, you will find your mind clearing and calm returning. You will find everything you need in this pack - 70 designs to colour in, 6 colouring pencils and a pencil sharpener. The sheets in this pad are all detachable, so you can display your favourite creations.

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The Little Book of Gratitude

Dr Robert A Emmons PhD
Authors:
Dr Robert A Emmons PhD

Gratitude is the simple, scientifically proven way to increase happiness and encourage greater joy, love, peace, and optimism into our lives.Through easy practices such as keeping a daily gratitude journal, writing letters of thanks, and meditating on the good we have received, we can improve our health and wellbeing, enhance our relationships, encourage healthy sleep, and heighten feelings of connectedness.Easily accessible and available to everyone, the practice of gratitude will benefit every area of your life and generate a positive ripple effect.This beautiful book discusses the benefits of gratitude and teaches easy techniques to foster gratitude every day. It also includes an 8-week gratitude plan.

Hamlyn

Persian

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Hamlyn

Zen

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.

Hamlyn

The Mindfulness Cookbook

Patrizia Collard, Helen Stephenson
Authors:
Patrizia Collard, Helen Stephenson
Godsfield Press

The Afterlife Bible

Sarah Bartlett
Authors:
Sarah Bartlett

The Afterlife Bible is not only a definitive companion to the beliefs, history, mythology, and science of the afterlife, but also a practical guide to working within the spiritual realm for comfort and healing in this life.Revealing the fascinating beliefs in the afterlife, from ancient myth and religion to contemporary spiritual faiths, including the places, encounters, and supernatural contacts between worlds, The Afterlife Bible also looks at the role of mediums and healers, and the scientific and psychic evidence for their practice. In the practical sections of the book, learn how to meet the spiritual beings who dwell beyond the earth plane, from spirit guides to guardian angels, and discover the soul's journey through past lives and current regression techniques. Exercises include meditation, channelling, dream work, astral travel, scrying, mediumship, and automatic writing to help you connect with the worlds beyond.

Hamlyn

The Mindfulness Diet

Patrizia Collard, Helen Stephenson
Authors:
Patrizia Collard, Helen Stephenson

Mindfulness is the new attitude to living. Taking an attitude of mindful awareness to eating will not only help you appreciate every mouthful, but reward you with a whole new way to eat that heals your food issues. If you've always wanted to eat better and manage your weight, The Mindful Diet is for you. There's no dieting, calorie-counting or fasting - by changing your approach to feeding yourself, you can tune in to your 'body wisdom' and begin to eat less of what you don't need, while filling up nourishing foods that help you reach the weight you'll be happy with for life. The recipes in this book are simple and nutritious, so you can cook fast, but eat slow, with appreciation and mindful awareness of every delicious bite. DISCOVER:* How to tune in to your body and eat the foods you really need and achieve your best weight* Freedom from cravings - how to beat emotional eating* Mindful eating plans to keep you ontrack* 70 quick and easy recipes - breakfasts,lunches, dinners and snacks * The essential Mindfulness techniques that will transform your eating habits foreverEat your way to your perfect weight!

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The Little Book of Mindfulness

Patrizia Collard
Authors:
Patrizia Collard
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Journey into Mindfulness

Patrizia Collard
Authors:
Patrizia Collard
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Journey into Mindfulness

Patrizia Collard
Authors:
Patrizia Collard

This book explains the principles of Mindfulness, a meditation cognitive therapy, and shows how its rituals can help you find a path to better living. Living in the moment can be harder than we think in a tech-filled world of to-do lists. This gentle guide shows you easy, enjoyable and effective ways to slow down and develop awareness of your thoughts, actions and the environment. Exercises include step-by-step breathing and sound meditations, eating, walking meditations and movement sequences inspired by chi gong, tai chi and yoga to bring the mind and body into the present moment.In this fully illustrated book by leading mindfulness educator and author Dr Patrizia Collard, discover the meditations and body moves to combat stress and anxiety, deal with fear and procrastination, eat better, manage change, love more and ultimately feel the joy of being 'in the now'.Learn mindful eating, how to get out of a low mood, what to do with anger, how to embrace aging, brilliant stress-reduction techniques, how to get beyond fear.

Hamlyn

My Pilates Guru

Anya Hayes
Authors:
Anya Hayes

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Hamlyn

My Yoga Guru

Dory Walker
Authors:
Dory Walker
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Authors:
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The Spiritual Guide to Attracting Love

Carolyn Boyes
Authors:
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