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Tranq Thoughts:Friendship Journal

  • Hardback
  • £8.50

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  • ISBN: 9781840727548
  • Publication date: 19 Aug 2004
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  • Imprint: Spruce
Aster

The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober JOURNAL

Catherine Gray
Authors:
Catherine Gray

Aster

Five Minutes to a Mindful You

Aster
Authors:
Aster

Mindfulness is in the moments.In this guided journal there are mindfulness exercises and prompts to help you nourish a sense of inner calm wherever you are.From immersing yourself in your senses as you savour that first cup of tea or coffee in the morning to letting go of a terrible day, mindfulness develops your awareness. You become the watcher of your emotions, acknowledging all while understanding that you need not be controlled by them. Journaling is a wonderful practice for developing mindfulness, noticing the glorious detail in life and how you feel without clinging on to your emotions.Connect with yourself for these few minutes and see all the connections in your life blossom and grow.

Aster

Dreams

Tree Carr
Authors:
Tree Carr

Discover how to create your own dream practice to help facilitate your work and relationships, self-exploration, soul growth, emotional healing and personal empowerment. Human beings have a long history of looking to their dreams for guidance, inspiration, spiritual connection and decision making. Kings consulted seers and gifted dreamers for political advice, and tribe leaders took heed from the prophetic dreams of their shamans. Dreams have led to inventions and scientific discoveries as well as the creation of moving works of art. So why is the modern human so disconnected from our dreams? Our quiet, reflective consciousness has been superseded by the busy, noisy and distractive components of modern culture. Dreams will teach you how, through simple intent, mindfulness, reflection, record keeping, plant work and lifestyle changes, we can enable a deeper connectivity and understanding of our dream world.

Cassell

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

Peter Boxall
Authors:
Peter Boxall

Whether you're trying to broaden your literary horizons, find the perfect book for a friend, or simply select a good read for yourself, 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die is the only guide you will need to make the right choice.Offering concise critical insight to the novels and the writers that have fired imaginations and influenced cultures around the world, this newly updated edition runs the gamut from the first Latin novel to survive in its entirety to Dave Egger's highly topical novel about an all-seeing, all-knowing technology company, The Circle.Organized chronologically and covering the whole range of literary styles, this indispensable reference traces the history of world fiction. Discover the stories behind the adjectives Dickensian, Kafkaesque, Rabelaisian . . . and the writers behind the stories. From the dark recesses of the Marquis de Sade's jail cell to Aldous Huxley's brave new world, and from the society of Barbara Pym's excellent women to Don DeLillo's falling man, you'll find critiques of the most important and bestselling fiction ever written. Delve into the pages of this sumptuously illustrated book and let general editor, Peter Boxall, guide you through the greatest novels that the world has to offer. Read and enjoy.

Philip's

Philip's 2019 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 · 12 month-by-month Night Sky Maps for year-round stargazing · Monthly Calendar of moon phases and special events in 2019 · Planet Watch: the best viewing days for planets in 2019 · Dark Sky Map of the UK - find the darkest skies · Optical Equipment Guide - Which Telescope? · The major astronomical events of 2019· Month-by-month top 20 Sky Sights 2019 Plus: · Expert advice on what to see each month from Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest, Philip's internationally renowned authors. · The Solar System 2019 explains the movement of the planets, with particular attention paid to their positions in 2019. Solar and lunar eclipses, meteor showers and comets are also described. · Expert Robin Scagell's Equipment Review looks at the pros and cons of Stargazing with reflector or refractor telescopes. · And all superbly illustrated with photographs taken by the best amateur photographers illustrating the night skies. Book Description Philip's Month-by-Month Stargazing 2019 is the guide for Stargazers in Britain and Ireland. The new 2019 edition has been completely revised to make it even more essential for exploring the night skies. Essential reading for astronomers at all levels - and the perfect gift for every stargazer. About the Authors Philip's Stargazing Month by Month 2019 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.

Mitchell Beazley

Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 2019

Hugh Johnson
Authors:
Hugh Johnson

Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book is the essential reference book for everyone who buys wine - in shops, restaurants, or on the internet. Now in its 42nd year of publication, it has no rival as the comprehensive, up-to-the-minute annual guide. Hugh Johnson provides clear succinct facts and commentary on the wines, growers and wine regions of the whole world. He reveals which vintages to buy, which to drink and which to cellar, which growers to look for and why. Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book gives clear information on grape varieties, local specialities and how to match food with wines that will bring out the best in both. This new edition also contains a special supplement on Organic, Natural and Biodynamic wines.

Mitchell Beazley

Experimental Cocktail Club

Treat your taste buds to this collection of very special cocktail recipes that take inspiration from classic American and French cocktails - served with the unmistakeable Experimental Cocktail Club flair and style. Recipes include Stockholm Syndrome (Ketel 1 vodka infused with cumin & dill, Linie aquavit, lemon juice, simple syrup, pink Himalayan salt and Peychauds bitters) and Tete de Mule (or 'Kind of Stubborn', a salty cocktail containing Don Fulano Blanco, orange juice, tomato juice, agave syrup and topped with ginger beer) - as well as their take on classic cocktails such as Negroni, Margarita, Moscow Mule and Stawberry Daiquiri.

Spruce

My Pregnancy Journal

Alison Mackonochie, Claire Garland
Contributors:
Alison Mackonochie, Claire Garland

Celebrate the ups and downs of your pregnancy with this interactive journal, which invites you to record in detail this most extraordinary period of your life. With annotated prompts for you to fill in for each week of your pregnancy, storage wallets and sealable envelopes for keeping precious mementos, and photo spaces for you to capture the changing shape of your body, this journal will be a life-long keepsake of all your special memories. Each chapter offers guidance on what to expect, notes on your baby's development during each trimester, and reminders on what you need to be planning, thinking about and preparing for. Whether you are a first-time mother or want to commemorate a new addition to the family, Alison Mackonochie (author of the award-winning Emma's Diary) ensures that you will be comfortable every step of the way.

Gaia

Write Yourself Happy

Megan C Hayes PhD
Authors:
Megan C Hayes PhD

Psychologists tell us that writing helps us cope with and recover from depression, anxiety, job loss and even heartbreak. Exciting new research shows that we can flourish further by actively choosing to write about positive emotions. Journalling is a hot trend - for personal expression, creativity, self-actualisation and goal-setting. In Write Yourself Happy, author Megan Hayes shows us how, using positive journalling, we can journal more consciously, writing in a way that engages and promotes our most supportive and life-affirming emotions.This practical workbook demonstrates how to put eight of the most commonly experienced positive emotions - joy, gratitude, serenity, interest, hope, pride, awe and love - to work, helping us not simply to feel better, but to live better.Based on groundbreaking research in positive psychology, and backed up by extensive scientific studies, the book includes practical exercises and case studies to inspire readers to shift their focus, use different words, see the world in a subtly different way - and discover how things go right when we write.Praise for Write Yourself Happy:'The power of positivity comes together with the power of the pen. It is a mighty force for well-being.'Miriam Akhtar MAPPAuthor of Positive Psychology for Overcoming Depression and What is Post-traumatic Growth?'Write Yourself Happy is filled with practical, applied and scientifically proven methods - it offers readers a direct path to increase positivity and sustain happiness. It is the perfect resource for optimal wellbeing.'Daniel J Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPPPsychologist and author of Character Strengths Matterwww.dare2behappy.com'This book is ideal for anyone who is looking for a creative and uplifting path to happiness. Megan's encouraging tone and fun exercises not only boost your mood but also help you to forge a stronger connection with yourself. I highly recommend the read - and doing each of the writing exercises in it!'Susanna HalonenThe Happyologist® and author of Screw Finding Your Passionwww.happyologist.co.uk'Forget the pressure to become a perfectionist Photoshop you. Write Yourself Happy is about easing into a reality that already exists and needs nothing more to bloom than pen on paper. Let the scientifically nuanced and reassuring rhythm of your compassionate Sherpa Megan C Hayes steal you away.'Kristen Truempy, MAPPCreator of the Positive Psychology Podcastwww.strengthsphoenix.com 'Megan artfully combines the world of writing with positive psychology producing this guide to 'writing yourself happy'. Written with a delicate balance of scientifically based wellbeing advice alongside an open playfulness that allows the reader to consider and interpret things for themselves. It is thanks to reading this book that my clients, and of course myself, enjoy the many benefits of Positive Journaling.'Samantha SpaffordPsychologist and Director of Positive Mind Workswww.positivemindworks.co.nz

Ilex Press

The Still-Life Sketchbook

Ilex Press

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

Jake Spicer
Authors:
Jake Spicer

This book is for anybody who wants to become confident in drawing faces - whether you are a complete novice or a more experienced artist. From basic facial structures to finer details, the book teaches you the fundamentals of portraiture, and also allows you space to practise on the page. Learn how to:· Understand anatomy and form· Use light and shade· Sketch in profile and front on· Draw details such as hair and wrinkles· Capture likeness and expressionThe book lays flat to allow you to draw comfortably and has an elastic band to keep your drawings safe. It is also small and compact enough to fit inside your bag and each exercise has an estimated competition time, so it doesn't matter where you are, you'll always be able to find time and inspiration to practice.

Ilex Press

Bullet Grid Journal: Floral

Organize your life with the bullet journaling phenomenon.Most of us need lists, and different trackers and calendars to keep on top things. A bullet journal brings together all these sources into a single personalized system.How does it work?You simply use bullet points and short notes to list appointment details, tasks, and important information. How will it change my life?If you're sick of piles of notebooks, lists on the pin-board, stickies on your computer, and electronic diaries, this unique journal will bring together everything in one place for a happier, calmer life.What do I need?You only need a pen or pencil to get started. Use colors, stickers, stamps, and washi tape to personalize your pages. Includes:· Full instructions on how to bullet journal.· Dot-gridded, numbered pages for journaling.· A handy pocket to store receipts, tickets and business cards.· Elastic closure.

Ilex Press

Bullet Grid Journal: Abstract

Organize your life with the bullet journaling phenomenon.Most of us need lists, and different trackers and calendars to keep on top things. A bullet journal brings together all these sources into a single personalized system.How does it work?You simply use bullet points and short notes to list appointment details, tasks, and important information. How will it change my life?If you're sick of piles of notebooks, lists on the pin-board, stickies on your computer, and electronic diaries, this unique journal will bring together everything in one place for a happier, calmer life.What do I need?You only need a pen or pencil to get started. Use colors, stickers, stamps, and washi tape to personalize your pages. Includes:· Full instructions on how to bullet journal.· Dot-gridded, numbered pages for journaling.· A handy pocket to store receipts, tickets and business cards.· Elastic closure.

Ilex Press

Bullet Grid Journal: Geometric

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.

Conran

A Life in Pattern

Orla Kiely
Authors:
Orla Kiely

Published to coincide with the exhibition, Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern at The Fashion and Textile Museum, London, 25 May - 23 September 2018.Orla Kiely has opened her archives to explore a life dedicated to print. From her earliest and most iconic pattern, Stem, to the evolution of her print design encompassing the worlds of fashion, homewares and beyond, Orla shares the full range of patterns and designs that she has produced since establishing her brand in 1995.This is a celebration of Orla's entire body of work - of colour, of print and of a handbag loved by women all over the world.Foreword written by Leith Clark, founder of The Violet Book and previously Lula magazine.

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.

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.

Hamlyn

The Mind Manual

Andy Gibson
Authors:
Andy 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 Mindapples' global community, to give you a crash-course in understanding your own mind. It will improve your well-being, your ability to cope with stress, and your understanding of yourself and others, and 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

Hamlyn

Larousse Wine

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

An expert guide to wine from the publishers of Larousse Gastronomique. This completely new and updated edition offers wide-ranging coverage of the key wine-producing regions of the world, with particular reference to French vineyards.A short history and analysis of each region is followed by a survey of the types of wines produced, the specific properties that make the region unique, and the appellations of the area. New to this edition are more than 60 features on key wine producers around the world, affording a fascinating insight into what is involved in high-quality wine-making. Boxes and features throughout also cover a vast range of subjects such as how to read a wine label and whether to decant wine, through to organic wine-growing and bio-dynamics.