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The Gift Of - Positive Thinking

  • Hardback
  • £7.99

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  • ISBN: 9781840723960
  • Publication date: 25 Mar 2004
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  • Imprint: Spruce
Godsfield Press

The Happiness Bible

The quest for happiness is universal. In this comprehensive guide to the history, art, science, psychology and attainment of happiness you will find answers to those searching questions and discover how to live a happier life.The Happiness Bible includes activities, techniques and meditations in each of the following areas to bring you closer to happiness: - What is happiness?- Does money buy happiness?- Happiness throughout history- Different cultural views of happiness- The science of happiness & Positive Psychology- Research findings: much of happiness is under personal control- Basic ingredients of happiness: housing, food & clothing- Influence of psychology, character & genetic make-up- Influence of life circumstances, background & opportunity- Other important ingredients of happiness: setting and meeting goals, maintaining close social ties, finding purpose beyond oneself, indulging in small pleasures, getting absorbed in challenging activities, taking care of your body, living mindfully, keeping learning new things, finding ways to bounce back, looking for the good, being comfortable with who you are & being part of something bigger.

Conran

Leon Fast Vegan

John Vincent, Rebecca Seal, Chantal Symons
Authors:
John Vincent, Rebecca Seal, Chantal Symons

Leon Fast Vegan contains more than 150 recipes. Divided into three sections, it kicks off with The Main Event, with easy recipes for everything from breakfast and brunch to sharing plates, via quick suppers and slow-cooked one-pot dishes. Part two, On the Side, features sauces, dressings, nourishing side dishes and scrumptious breads, and part three, Sweet, gives vegan options for desserts and cakes. As ever, healthy fast food chain LEON takes inspiration from around the world, with recipes for vegan sushi, Mexican tacos, Vietnamese pancakes and American burgers. The emphasis throughout is on great flavour and keeping things simple. Whether you are looking for breakfasts or party food, weekday suppers or ambitious feasts, there is something here for everyone.

Aster

SHRINK

Philippe Tahon
Authors:
Philippe Tahon
Kyle Books

Declutter

Debora Robertson
Authors:
Debora Robertson

Bursting with practical and relatable advice, this book injects enthusiasm, energy and some much-neededhumour into the essential task of de-cluttering. Forget the holier-than-thou approach promising a wholenew you if you alphabetise your sock drawer - this is decluttering for real people, with real lives. Witha refreshingly honest approach, Debora tackles the best ways to deal with domestic dilemmas, clutteredkitchens and crowded cupboards. She includes handy tips and tricks for the average time-poor person. Tasks are broken down into achievable goals and 'quick fixes', allowing even the busiest of people to create, maintain and achieve a tidy home. And it's not just the home she tackles. Debora helps you banish anxiety and kick-startproductivity with '10 de-cluttering commandments' and includes honest advice on how to conquer thefear of change. The busy writer, who has transformed her own cluttered home and mind using thesetechniques, also explores how best to unclutter your virtual world, from managing social media accounts tobalancing email mailing lists.

Kyle Books

50 Ways to Help the Planet?

Sian Berry
Authors:
Sian Berry
Cassell

1001 Ideas that Changed the Way We Think

Robert Arp
Authors:
Robert Arp

1001 Ideas That Changed The Way We Think is a comprehensive guide to the most interesting and imaginative thoughts from the finest minds of the past 3,000 years. Ranging from the ancient wisdom of Confucius and Plato to today's cutting-edge thinkers, it offers a wealth of stimulation and amusement for everyone with a curious mind. Within the pages of this book you will find a wide variety of answers to the great, eternal questions: how was the universe created and what is the place of humans within it? How should a person live? And how can we build a just society? 1001 Ideas That Changed The Way We Think also includes a host of hypotheses that are remarkable for their sheer weirdness - from the concept of the transmigration of souls to parallel universes and the theoretical paradoxes of time travel (what happens if you travel back in time and kill your own grandfather?). Discover how the Greek philosopher Zeno 'proved' a flying arrow never moves; how modern science has shown that a butterfly's wing can stir up an Atlantic storm; and the mathematical proof of the existence of life in other galaxies. The inspirational ideas explored here range from Gandhi's theory of civil disobedience to Henry Thoreau's praise of the simple life and Mary Wollstonecraft's groundbreaking advocacy of women's rights. The book also covers a wide variety of lifestyle concepts, such as 'rational dress' and naturism, and cultural movements including Neoclassicism, Surrealism and Postmodernism. Supported by a wealth of striking illustrations and illuminating quotations, 1001 Ideas That Changed The Way We Think is both an in-depth history of ideas and a delightfully browsable source of entertainment.

Ilex Press

The Witchcraft Handbook

Midia Star
Authors:
Midia Star
Kyle Books

Nourish: Mind, Body and Soul

Amber Rose, Sadie Frost, Holly Davidson
Authors:
Amber Rose, Sadie Frost, Holly Davidson
Hamlyn

You Have the Power

Ilex Press

The Power of YES

Abbie Headon
Authors:
Abbie Headon

Discover the power of "yes" and all the amazing things it can do for you.So often we are afraid of failure, of disappointment, of being vulnerable, that we settle for "no". The practical tips and inspirational advice within these pages will help you embrace positivity and find a new sense of freedom in each area of your life, from your career, to your relationships, to your dreams and ambitions.

Spruce

What Would Unicorn Do?

Sarah Ford
Authors:
Sarah Ford
Kyle Books

Ikigai

Yukari Mitsuhashi
Authors:
Yukari Mitsuhashi

Ikigai is a traditional Japanese concept that embodies happiness in living. It is, essentially, the reason that you get up in the morning. This book is about finding your ikigai - identifying your purpose or passion and using this knowledge to achieve greater happiness in your life. Your ikigai doesn't have to be some grand ambition or highly noble life's purpose - it can be something simple and humble, like tending your garden or walking your dog.Having grown up in Japan, Yukari Mitsuhashi understands first hand what ikigai means to Japanese people. Now living in Los Angeles, she has written this book to introduce the traditional concept to a new audience. This is not a 'one size fits all' book. Instead, Ikigai encourages you to look at the details of your life and appreciate the everyday moments as you learn to identify your own personal ikigai. The book includes case studies from a range of people sharing their ikigai, from athletes to writers and business people.With its refreshingly simple philosophy and liberating concepts, this beautifully presented book will be a guide you will return to again and again.

Aster

The PMA Method

Faisal Abdalla
Authors:
Faisal Abdalla

'If you think I'm motivated, you should check this guy out. He will get you up on a Monday morning' - Joe Wicks 'The more I started doing classes and also working out with my trainer, Faisal Abdalla, the better I felt about myself' - Ellie Goulding 'I've read my fair share of health and fitness books but this stands above the rest. Honest and applicable training and nutrition advice full of innovative workouts for all abilities and seriously delicious looking recipe ideas. Faisal's core value of positive mental attitude shines through in every page and is contagious. This will be the most valuable purchase you'll make to kickstart your fitness journey.' - Michael Jennings, Fitness Editor at Men's Health Magazine Faisal Abdalla, aka 'Mr PMA', is a Barry's Bootcamp and Nike master trainer, who has trained a long list of celebrities, including pop stars Ellie Goulding, Harry Styles, Ella Eyre, John Newman and Jorja Smith. He believes that there are three very simple rules to looking and feeling great: eating well, training hard and thinking positively.The PMA Method is about working hard to develop the positive mental attitude (PMA) that you need to achieve the body that you want. This book teaches you to understand how the smallest of steps can lead to huge changes and propel you on the journey to becoming a better version of yourself. Featuring interactive exercise routines you can do virtually alongside Faisal for that extra push, as well as tips on how to unlock your PMA and how to prepare healthy versions of your favourite food, this book has everything you need to motivate you to smash your goals.Learn how to fuel your fitness and maximise results with post-workout options attached to every recipe. If you're craving a takeaway, look for the #FaisalFakeaway tag which will teach you how to create healthy versions at home or, if you're after a vegetarian meal, check out the #MeatFreeMonday recipes scattered throughout the book.Wake up to a hearty breakfast of Turmeric and coconut scrambled eggs, followed by a post-workout lunch of Itsa pizza pitta and finish your day with a nutritious Thai style burgers with almond butter satay sauce.With a huge range of recipes and workouts that can be adapted to any ability, there is something for everyone.The Book- Eat, sleep, PMA, train, repeat.- 50 recipes- 12 workout programmes- Shazam option for workouts so you can virtually train alongside Faisal at home or in the gym- 14 day guide to reset your body and mind and get you on the path towards a stronger, happier, healthier you

Aster

The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober

Catherine Gray
Authors:
Catherine Gray

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Fascinating' - Bryony Gordon 'Not remotely preachy' - The Times 'Jaunty, shrewd and convincing' - Sunday Telegraph 'Admirably honest, light, bubbly and remarkably rarely annoying.' - Alice O'Keeffe, Guardian 'Truthful, modern and real' - Stylist 'Brave, witty and brilliantly written' - Marie Claire Ever sworn off alcohol for a month and found yourself drinking by the 7th? Think there's 'no point' in just one drink? Welcome! There are millions of us. 64% of Brits want to drink less.Catherine Gray was stuck in a hellish whirligig of Drink, Make horrible decisions, Hangover, Repeat. She had her fair share of 'drunk tank' jail cells and topless-in-a-hot-tub misadventures.But this book goes beyond the binges and blackouts to deep-dive into uncharted territory: What happens after you quit drinking? This gripping, heart-breaking and witty book takes us down the rabbit-hole of an alternative reality. A life with zero hangovers, through sober weddings, sex, Christmases and breakups. In The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober, Catherine Gray shines a light on society's drink-pushing and talks to top neuroscientists and psychologists about why we drink, delving into the science behind what it does to our brains and bodies.Much more than a tale from the netherworld of addicted drinking, this book is about the escape, and why a sober life can be more intoxicating than you ever imagined. Whether you're a hopelessly devoted drinker, merely sober-curious, or you've already ditched the drink, you will love this book. 'Haunting, admirable and enlightening' - The Pool 'A riveting, raw, yet humorous memoir with actionable advice. A truly unique blend of storytelling and science that holds a universe of hope.' - Annie Grace, author of This Naked Mind 'Like listening to your best friend teach you to be sober. Lighthearted but serious, it's packed with ideas, tools, tips and, most importantly, reasons for living a sober life. This book is excellent.'- Eric Zimmer, host of podcast The One You Feed 'Gray's fizzy writing succeeds in making this potentially boring-as-hell subject both engaging and highly seductive' - The Bookseller 'Catherine Gray is an exceptional writer. Her exquisitely crafted thoughts on the joys of being sober are not only deeply honest and pragmatic, but she manages to infuse tons of humor. This is a delightful, informative, and compelling read for all those who are sober or seeking sobriety.' - Sasha Tozzi, Huffington Post columnist 'Catherine's writing style and voice captivate me. She has a way of translating her story into an experience I don't want to end. I want to drink every drop she produces.' - Holly Whitaker, founder of Hip Sobriety School and co-presenter of Home podcast 'This book is great. A balanced, informative and entertaining mélange of memoir, sociology and psychology. I identified very strongly with huge sections of it.' - Jon Stewart, guitarist of Sleeper and Leaving AA, Staying Sober blogger > 'Sober is too often equated with "sombre" in our culture. Gray's book turns that idea on its head. Her experience of sobriety is joyful and life-affirming. A must-read for anyone who has a nagging suspicion that alcohol may be taking away more than it's giving.' - Hilda Burke, psychotherapist and couples counsellor 'Catherine Gray really captures the FUN we can have in sobriety. This book challenges the status quo; sobriet sounds as liberating as taking a trip to the jungle. Fun and inspirational. What an important book for our time! A joy to read.' - Samantha Moyo, founder of Morning Gloryville 'If you want to hit refresh on life, you need this book. Consider The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober your healthy new addiction.' - Kate Faithfull-Williams, former health editor of Grazia, co-author of The Feelgood Plan and Hey, Where Did My Day Go? blogger 'This book is a gamechanger. Everyone deserves to have Catherine hold their hand as they navigate the new world of not drinking - whether exploring alcohol-free periods or going for full-on sobriety - and this book enables just that. Wise, funny & so relatable.' - Laurie, Girl & Tonic blogger 'Catherine Gray manages to achieve what so many have struggled to do before her; bring the undeniable joys of a sober lifestyle to light in a non-preachy, honest and accessible way. I am very excited that her words have come into the world at a time that calls for so many of us to wake up and live more consciously. My heart is bursting at the thought of how many lives this book will go on to positively and profoundly affect.'- Joanne Bradford, co-author of The Inner Fix and founder of Motherheart

Aster

Walking in the Rain

Getting lost and feeling found...'I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.' - John Muir, John of the MountainsWalking is medicine for the mind. It helps us slow down and think things through. It also helps us perk up and generate new ideas. There are few activities as readily available and revitalizing as a brisk walk, or as soothing and stimulating as a long walk. Wonderful things can happen when we set out on two feet.Within these pages, you will find stories from artists, designers, writers, psychologists and speakers who are inspired by the effect of pacing outdoors. You will hear of walks in the city, hikes through woods at dawn and epic adventures involving long journeys on foot. No matter the scale of the tale, the writer offers lessons they learned of a simple, human nature that we can all understand.In each chapter you will discover suggestions and ideas about how to create simple daily habits from the writer's thinking. In a world where so much of the noise around us suggests we are not good enough as we are, and that we must seek to change, these accounts try to do something different. They aim instead to invite a stroll into the complex pathways of the mind to discover the beauty of our own quirky individuality.(p) Octopus Publishing Group 2017

Aster

Washing up is Good for you

Can washing up really be good for you? Can we discover a moment of insight, a wave of calm, a tickle of delight or a tingle of connection within our simple, readily available, everyday routine? Without needing to alter our entire lifestyle, can we unearth a fresh way in, hidden inside the daily and seemingly mundane? How might we flip our thinking away from resisting and towards maybe even relishing the washing up, the cleaning and the cooking? What might this do for our body, our mind and our relationships? One everyday activity at a time, artists, designers, writers, psychologists and speakers share their stories and experiences of the everyday. You will hear of family bonding over the washing up, wondrous rituals with a cup of tea and the creation of playful households. So, yes, we are suggesting that washing up can be good for you. In fact, even more than good for you! It can be liberating, relaxing, creative and healing. These ideas are deeply embedded in some of the world's most ancient wisdom. Here, we simply explore how this way of thinking can very easily become part of our daily doing.(p) 2017 Octopus Publishing Group

Philip's

Philip's 2018 Stargazing Month-by-Month Guide to the Night Sky Britain & Ireland

Heather Couper, Nigel Henbest
Authors:
Heather Couper, Nigel Henbest

"IF YOU BUY JUST ONE GUIDE... YOU WON'T DO BETTER THAN THIS" BBC Sky at Night Magazine· Now out: 2018 edition packed with new features· 12 month-by-month Night Sky Maps for year-round stargazing· Monthly Calendar of moon phases and special events in 2018· Planet Watch: the best viewing days for planets in 2018· Dark Sky Map of the UK - find the darkest skies· Optical Equipment Guide - Binoculars or Telescope?· The major astronomical events of 2018Plus:· Expert advice on what to see each month from Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest, Philip's internationally renowned authors.· The Solar System Almanac explains the movement of the planets, with particular attention paid to their positions in 2018. Solar and lunar eclipses, meteor showers and comets are also described.· Exploring the Deep Sky provides a list of recommended deep-sky objects. the observer can use the monthly charts to discover which constellations are on view, and then use this information to plan deep-sky observing.· Expert Robin Scagell's Equipment Review looks at the pros and cons of Stargazing with binoculars or telescope and offers advice for both.· And all superbly illustrated with photographs taken by the best amateur photographers illustrating the night skies.Book Description"IF YOU BUY JUST ONE GUIDE... YOU WON'T DO BETTER THAN THIS" BBC Sky at Night MagazinePhilip's Month-by-Month Stargazing 2018 is the guide for Stargazers in Britain and Ireland. The new 2018 edition has been completely revised to make it even more essential for exploring the night skies.It is packed with new features to make it even more practical. Essential reading for astronomers at all levels - and the perfect gift for every stargazer.About the AuthorsPhilip's Stargazing Month by Month 2018 is written by two of the UK's best-known and respected astronomers.Professor Heather Couper CBE, FRAS, is an internationally acclaimed astronomer, writer and presenter/producer of TV and radio programmes.Professor Nigel Henbest researched in radio astronomy at Cambridge University, with the Astronomer Royal, and has been a Consultant to both New Scientist magazine and the Royal Greenwich Observatory. ---------------------

Gaia

The Little Book of Tidying

Beth Penn
Authors:
Beth Penn

In this age of mass consumerism, we are "stuffocating"; becoming slaves to our possessions. By freeing ourselves from physical and mental clutter, and better managing our schedules, we can focus on what is truly important and discover more time, space and joy. Grounded in solid science and bursting with invaluable tools, activities and strategies, this little book will empower you to discard what you no longer need, regain control of your surroundings and create a happier and more fulfilling life.

Ilex Press

Stop Look Breathe Create

Wendy Ann Greenhalgh
Authors:
Wendy Ann Greenhalgh

h3>Stop Look Breathe Create is a simple four-step process for exploring mindfulness through creativity, and in turn, developing creativity through mindful practice.The book engages the reader with ten everyday subjects, from 'The Ground Beneath Our Feet' to 'Returning Home' and for each of these there are three projects: one drawn, one photographic, one written. All are based on the effective mindfulness techniques that Wendy Ann has developed in her successful workshops and courses, and the book is filled with simple techniques and ideas to help the reader enjoy their artistic endeavours while being in the moment.A timely introduction to the benefits of mindfulness through creativity, Stop Look Breathe Create offers an oasis of calm in a frantic world.

Gaia

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, written by Dr Robert A Emmons, Professor of Psychology at UC Davis, California, discusses the benefits of gratitude and teaches easy techniques to foster gratitude every day.