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Tranq Thoughts:Motherhood Journal

  • Hardback
  • £8.50

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  • ISBN: 9781840727524
  • Publication date: 19 Aug 2004
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  • Imprint: Spruce
Spruce

The Little Book of Mumfulness

Sarah Ford
Authors:
Sarah Ford

In The Little Book of Mumfulness, a non-expert mum takes you through the non-perfect guide to getting through motherhood without losing your mind from exhaustion. If you have:1) Not eaten in well over twelve hours;2) Run out of nappies;3) Got a house that is beginning to look like it's been burgled......then this book is for you.Advice includes:- How to take time throughout the day to restore your equilibrium (like having a long, loud scream in a closet)- How to shortcut child-related tasks (by avoiding them altogether)- How to let off steam through mumful exercisesIt also includes the news that IT'S NOT JUST YOU who is struggling with the demands of being the 'perfect' mother, and if you need a long swig of prosecco (or any wine from the fridge, or the cupboard for that matter) at the end of a day of parenting, then that is more than a-ok. Most importantly, this book will help you to remember that being a good mum is about finding your own mumfulness amongst the imperfect chaos.

Ilex Press

The Anatomy Sketchbook

Understand the body's framework, grace and utility, and each vital element in this cunningly guided sketchbook. Anatomical mastery was critical to Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci's success. They understood that to draw a figure you must first learn its underlying architecture. Touching on structural drawing, the skeleton, musculature and modelling, this sketchbook includes 20 pioneering examples of anatomical study alongside helpful directions from celebrated artists, scientists and art historians. Whether drawing hands with Rossetti, a skull with Cézanne or a torso with Giacometti, you will come to understand each element of the body and how they form a whole.Gain the technique and confidence you need to produce accomplished results.

Ilex Press

The Still-Life Sketchbook

Master proportion, tone, colour, texture and form with this inspirational sketchbook. Line, shape, space, composition and depth are most simply understood through the study and practice of still-life drawing. The artist can enjoy the freedom of arranging objects exactly as desired, testing perception and pushing the boundaries of reality. Find 20 revelatory still-life drawings and wise words from leading artists throughout history, including fantastically detailed works of the sixteenth-century Dutch masters, through to the cubist and surreal compositions of Picasso and O'Keeffe.

Godsfield Press

The Meditation Experience

Madonna Gauding
Authors:
Madonna Gauding

Practiced throughout the world and within many different religions, meditation has long been a pathway to spiritual harmony and enlightenment. This fascinating book provides you with a personalized, practical and direct experience of meditation, and demonstrates the powerful healing that can be achieved by mastering this art. Going far beyond a reference guide, The Meditation Experience is more like a personal tutor, explaining how to meditate and access the benefits it offers including stress reduction, greater awareness and spiritual development. Interactive exercises help you to tailor the book to your needs Journaling sections allow you to write your own experiences directly into the book The step-by-step learning programme guides you to revision work and more advanced exercises An exclusive CD featuring meditations and inspirational music will bring you into a receptive state for deeper workFeaturing case studies throughout, this holistic, integrated and practical guide is your own personal meditation workshop in a book.

Ilex Press

Moodscapes

Rebekka Guoleifsdottir
Authors:
Rebekka Guoleifsdottir

This book reveals the techniques that will make your landscape photography stand out from the crowd and win a place on a gallery wall. Covering a wide variety of techniques, from long exposures and other shooting ideas, to subtle post-processing methods, Rebekka Guðleifsdóttir shows how to master an array of styles popular with contemporary art collectors and exhibitors. You'll also learn how Rebekka was able to break out from her native Iceland and onto the global stage using online communities and social media; invaluable advice for photographers at any stage in their career.

Aster

The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober

Catherine Gray
Authors:
Catherine Gray

'Truthful, modern and real' - Stylist 'Brave, witty and brilliantly written' - Marie Claire 'Hilarious, sharp, spitfire writing' - Sacha Z. Scoblic, Senior Editor at The Atlantic and author of Unwasted: My Lush Sobriety 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. '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 '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 'If you want to hit refresh on life, you need this book. Consider The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober your healthy new addiction.' - Kate Faithful-Williams, former health editor of Grazia and co-author of The Feelgood Plan '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 'Catherine Gray really captures the FUN we can have in sobriety. This book challenges the status quo; sobriety 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 '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, psycotherapist and couples counsellor '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

Hamlyn

The Mind Manual

Andrew Gibson
Authors:
Andrew Gibson

From the people who brought you the Mindapples "5-a-day for your mind" campaign, The Mind Manual is an accessible guide to what's going on in your head. From understanding how your own mind works, to making sense of the behaviour of others, this is a practical guide to managing your mind and using it to get the life you want. The book uses proven insights from neuroscience and psychology, filtered through the wisdom and experience of thousands of people in the Mindapples' global community, in order to give you a crash-course in understanding your own mind. Not only will it improve your well-being, your ability to cope with stress, and your understanding of yourself and of others, but it also will give you the tools you need to be your best self, with chapters including:How to Be YourselfHow to Keep CalmHow to Be HappyHow to Have a Healthy MindHow to Be WiseHow to Be ProductiveHow to Be ResilientHow to Be KindHow to Fall in Love

Aster

The Self-Care Revolution

Suzy Reading
Authors:
Suzy Reading

'I love this book!' - Mandy Lehto, Psychologies' Magazine Self-care is the future of preventative medicine - daily nourishment that gives us a fighting chance to minimize illness, fatigue, depression and anxiety. Central to the concept of self-care is the idea that taking care of yourself is not selfish and offers essential ways to stress-proof your body and mind, bringing us back from the brink of energetic bankruptcy. Based on the latest scientific research into the mind/body connection, psychologist, yoga teacher and personal trainer Suzy Reading has developed a 'vitality wheel' that offers a complete head, heart and body self-care toolkit that readers can select from according to their needs. Included are 8 evidence-based ways to boost your happiness, energy, resilience and resourcefulness.Each section includes power poses from yoga that enhance and build on the practical advice.(P) 2017 Octopus Publishing Group

Hamlyn

Larousse Wine

David Cobbold, Sebastian Durand-Viel
Authors:
David Cobbold, Sebastian Durand-Viel
Ilex Press

The Ballpoint Doodle Handbook

Sarah Skeate
Authors:
Sarah Skeate
Mitchell Beazley

Triumph

Zef Enault, Michael Levivier
Authors:
Zef Enault, Michael Levivier

This is the definitive story of Triumph, told through 130 years of its magnificent motorcycles.Created with support from Triumph and with a foreword from CEO Nick Bloor, The Art of the Motorcycle is a celebration of Triumph's most beautiful bikes, and an essential companion for any fan.With unprecedented access behind the scenes, the book tells the story of Triumph's motorcycles through the years, from the earliest models and much-loved classics to the most recent bikes. Features include: Entries on each of the greatest Triumph models Stunning photography throughout - including never-before-seen images Detailed technical information Early design sketches First-hand reports from the people who were there Other treasures from the Triumph archives With insightful, thoroughly-researched text, Triumph - The Art of the Motorcycle is the ultimate history of an enduring icon, told through its greatest machines.

Ilex Press

Draw ANYTHING with Felt-Tip Pens & Markers

Holly Wales
Authors:
Holly Wales

Discover your drawing and creative skills with this fun-packed book, designed to take your pack of pens further.There is more fun to be had with felt-tips than colouring. With her trademark vibrant and energetic style, felt-tip illustrator Holly Wales shakes up your humble pack of pens and gives you the best tips on the tips.Learn how to draw, decorate, doodle and embellish using every colour and permutation of the pen. More fun, more inky and more vibrant than pencils and pastels, Draw ANYTHING with Felt-Tip Pens & Markers is the perfect way to discover your creative talents.

Cassell

Cracking Quantum Physics

Brian Clegg
Authors:
Brian Clegg
Conran

Pattern

Orla Kiely
Authors:
Orla Kiely

The world of Orla Kiely is one where pattern reigns. Immediately recognisable, her unique design language and sure sense of graphic control has seen her label become a hugely successful global brand. From her early signature bags, the collection has grown to include a complete womenswear line, accessories, travel and homeware, sold in shops and outlets worldwide.Pattern is Orla's opportunity to provide her many devoted followers around the world with an insight into her creative process. Giving a personal account of what informs her work and inspires her designs, she looks at pattern in all its manifestations - the impact of scale and proportion, rhythm and texture and the all-important dimension of colour. With her prints applied to a wide range of products, from bags and clothing to decorative objects and soft furnishings,she is in a unique position to comment on all the ways in which pattern can enrich our lives.Illustrated with many examples of Orla's work and inspirational images that have shaped her style, the result is a stunning guide to using pattern with flair and confidence.

Ilex Press

The Portrait Sketchbook

With centuries of artistic wisdom, The Portrait Sketchbook offers everything you need to train your eye, hand, and mind. Explore and experience the creative processes of iconic draughtsmen to realize your own original style; quickly sketch passersby with da Vinci; create a ghostlike form with Seurat; master Ingres' evocation of the most kissable lips; and adopt Freud's liberating directness.Featuring 20 works and a host of helpful prompts from leading artists, critics, and art historians-as well as plenty of blank space to practice in-this sketchbook will guide you to a fresh understanding of the tools, materials, and skills necessary to master this most personal subject.

Ilex Press

The Nude Sketchbook

The ultimate exercise book for any original, training the eye, the hand and the mind.Copying is how we learn. It is the oldest, grandest tradition and essential to an artist's development. Featuring 20 masterpieces by Michelangelo, Modigliani, Matisse, and more, The Nude Sketchbook is the first in an innovative new series that combines careful study with independent expression.Each image is accompanied by helpful prompts from iconic artists, critics, and art historians, with plenty of blank space to practice and explore within the theme. Complete with a brief history of life drawing and an introduction to the draughtsman's toolkit, this guided sketchbook equips artists with everything they need to develop their style and skills. Gain a fresh understanding of the tools, materials, and techniques necessary to master this most intimate subject.

Gaia

Lagom

Linnea Dunne
Authors:
Linnea Dunne
Ilex Press

If You're Bored With Your Camera Read This Book

Demetrius Fordham
Authors:
Demetrius Fordham
Mitchell Beazley

The Grafter's Handbook

Steve Bradley, R. J. Garner
Authors:
Steve Bradley, R. J. Garner

R. J. Garner's The Grafter's Handbook is the classic reference book on plant propagation by grafting and has now been revised and updated for a new generation by respected horticulturalist, Steven Bradley. Everything the dedicated amateur, student and professional horticulturalist wants to know about grafting is here, clearly written in a concise and straightforward style. Chapters include Compatibility & Cambial Contact, Rootstocks & their Propagation, Tools & Accessories, Methods of Grafting and Grafting Established Trees.

Ilex Press

You Will be Able to Draw by the End of This Book

Jake Spicer
Authors:
Jake Spicer