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Your Organic Allotment

By Ian Spence
Authors:
Ian Spence
Allotments have always been popular in the UK but recently their popularity has increased throughout the world. Your Organic Allotment will teach you everything you need to know to create a modern allotment and provide organic food for your family all year round. You will be guided through the decision to take an allotment, shown how to prepare and protect it and discover how to grow all kinds of vegetables, herbs and fruits. You will also learn about crop rotations, how to tackle pests and problems and when to harvest. Your Organic Allotment is the indispensable guide for anyone who wants to grow their own delicious, chemical-free food.

Write Yourself Happy

By 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
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Toxic Beauty

By Dawn Mellowship
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Dawn Mellowship
Every year we each absorb an estimated 2 kilograms of chemicals through beauty and cosmetic products. Chemicals found in lipsticks, skin lotions and hair dyes have been linked with tumours, cell mutation, allergies, reproductive complications, endocrine disruption and cancer. Isn't it time we all paid more attention to exactly what goes into the eye shadows, body washes and deodorants we love to use? This compelling and timely book tells you the key chemicals you should avoid, reveals just how natural 'organic' beauty products really are, and features a directory highlighting the health issues surrounding a wide range of products, from hair gel to sunscreens.

Stress Relief

By Jonathan Hilton
Authors:
Jonathan Hilton
Stress has become a permanent part of our fast-paced lives, and it takes its toll. Mental and physical pressures wear down our body's reserves and leave us feeling depleted or overwhelmed. "Stress relief to go" offers a range of effective techniques which will show you how to reduce anxiety and find calm in the face of all the stresses of modern life. The author provides exercises to do throughout your day, healthy and creative diets and ways to organise your professional and home life.

Step-by-Step Tapping

By Sue Beer, Emma Roberts
Authors:
Sue Beer, Emma Roberts
Developed by performance coach Gary Craig in the mid-1990s, EFT is a highly effective, simple-when-you-know-how method that anyone can master. By tapping on meridian points and focussing on an issue, you programme your mind and body to change lifelong patterns and bring about healing. Tapping can help with many issues, such as addiction, stress and anxiety, lack of self-esteem, depression, over-eating and procrastination. It is safe, and can be used on children and adults alike. With this beautifully illustrated guide, you can step into the power of tapping and enjoy improved health, happiness and wellbeing.

Sisu

By Joanna Nylund
Authors:
Joanna Nylund
Discover the Finnish quality of sisu and how cultivating it can help you lead a life of greater purpose and happiness.This ancient Finnish word describes an attitude of courage, resilience, grit, tenacity and perseverance. This key psychological competence enables extraordinary action in times of adversity. To have sisu confers a further dimension of doing so with honesty, integrity and humility.By cultivating sisu you can: Face life's challenges with courage and determination Enhance your wellbeing and find your focus Communicate confidently and resolve conflicts effectively Cultivate endurance and achieve your fitness goals Raise kind and resilient children Act with integrity and fight for what you believe inSisu is a universal trait. It may have been bottled and labelled by the Finns, but it is within reach of everyone. It lies within you, and you are very likely to have used it already.
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Sacred Geometry

By Stephen Skinner
Authors:
Stephen Skinner
"Sacred Geometry" examines the geometric framework that underlies all aspects of nature, revealing how man uses these frameworks to build enduring, sacred structures that connect him with the spirit. This book reveals the geometry that lies behind the mysteries of the Earth and, through thoroughly researched chapters, including sections on astronomy, landscape, architecture and art, will give you a deeper understanding of our world.

Reiki

By Tanmaya Honervogt, Carol Neiman
Authors:
Tanmaya Honervogt, Carol Neiman
Learn how to transfer healing life energy onto your family, friends, or even yourself with this easy to use guide. Step-by step instructions will help you discover the power in your hands that will aid you in a variety of daily situations, from the frustrations of modern living to cold and flu ailments. With meditations to suit every personality type, and simple ways to combat the stresses of modern life such as traffic jams and aeroplane travel, this is the ultimate reiki companion for anyone on the go.

The Power of Reiki

By Tanmaya Honervogt
Authors:
Tanmaya Honervogt
Whether you are looking to ease the effects of chronic illness or would like to have more energy on a daily basis, the age-old wisdom of Reiki offers the help you seek. Reiki is a form of touch healing with its roots in Buddhist Sanskrit scriptures. The Power of Reiki is filled with easy-to-follow instructions, accompanied by helpful photographs.

Pilates for Men

By Alan Herdman
Authors:
Alan Herdman
Although Pilates has recently become extremely popular, there are few books aimed specifically at men. This book teaches you how to get the most from Pilates by allowing you to structure and pace your own workout. As you progress you can choose from basic, intermediate and advanced workouts, and select exercises according to your sport to develop specific strength in different muscle groups. Pilates for Men also gives advice on how to improve your posture and to avoid aches and pains, and includes a lifestyle section to help you feel good, both mentally and spiritually.

The New Book of Shiatsu

By Paul Lundberg
Authors:
Paul Lundberg
The New Book of Shiatsu is the classic guide to the philosophy and practical techniques of the healing art of shiatsu. Beautifully illustrated with clear step-by-step instructions and full-colour photography, the techniques in this book will help improve your health and well-being, bring relief to a wide range of common ailments, and help you to combat stress by teaching you how to relax.

Mindfulness for Compassionate Living

By Patrizia Collard
Authors:
Patrizia Collard
Self-compassion is a life-changing way of thinking that is rooted in Mindfulness. By learning to have more loving kindness and forgiveness for ourselves, we have more empathy and compassion for others. The self-compassion movement has been growing rapidly over the past two years with recent research into the neuroscience of compassion showing that changing our thinking habits makes new neural pathways in the brain - and that compassion can be learned. The benefits of this practice are personal and global, from learning to manage chronic pain to relieving stress, boosting the immune system and circulation, along with improving relationships as we connect more authentically with others.
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Massage

By Eilean Bentley
Authors:
Eilean Bentley
Massage is a holistic therapy that can be used to balance the mind as well as the body. Massage to Go is ideal for anyone who wishes to bring well-being to either themselves or their partner. Eilean Bentley offers advice on how to use massage in the daily routine whether at work, whilst travelling or within a relationship. She offers step- by- step guides for how to massage different parts of the body from the head down to the feet. Bentley believes touch is very powerful and that massage can also contribute to the healing process. She suggests the right gemstones to use for particular ailments along with providing images to locate the pressure points. A must-have tool for the busy person.
  • The Little Book of Crystals

    By 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.
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  • The Little Book of Chakras

    By Patricia Mercier
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    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

    By 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.
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  • The Little Book of Mindfulness

    By Patrizia Collard, Camilla Rockley
    Authors:
    Patrizia Collard
    Read by:
    Camilla Rockley
    "Everyone should read this. Mindfulness is such a great way to live life to the full." - Amazon Customer "The greatest 'little book' ever! Take my advice, buy it now and you will wonder how you ever managed without it!" - Amazon Customer "Patrizia Collard's depth of experience as a teacher and practitioner shines through. I love this little book!" - Amazon Customer "Great book to pick up if you just have a few minutes a day." - Amazon Customer "I carry it with me everywhere. Lovely little calming book." - Amazon Customer "Delightful little book." - Amazon CustomerMindfulness is the easy way to gently let go of stress and be in the moment. It has fast become the slow way to manage the modern world - without chanting mantras or setting aside hours of time for meditation.Dr Patrizia Collard will show you how to bring simple 5- and 10-minute practices into your day in order to free yourself from stress and, ultimately, find more peace in your life.This audiobook will set you and your family on the road of mindfulness so you can lead a more mindful, peaceful and relaxed life. Find long-lasting happiness with The Little Book of Mindfulness!CONTENTS:1. Being in the Now2. Accept and Respond3. Making Your Mind Up4. Simply Be5. Mindful Eating6. Gratitude and Compassion7. Everyday MindfulnessDr Patrizia Collard is a psychotherapist, mindfulness teacher, stress management consultant and lecturer in psychotherapy at the University of East London. Her books include Journey into Mindfulness, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Dummies and Awakening the Compassionate Mind (2014).Dr Collard's wide range of approaches and methodologies includes mindfulness-based cognitive behavioural therapy, rational emotive behaviour therapy, core energy management, existential therapy, drama therapy, yoga and meditation, relaxation, and self-hypnosis.Dr Collard lives in South London.(p) 2017 Octopus Publishing Group
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  • The Little Book of Inner Peace

    By Ashley Davis Bush
    Authors:
    Ashley Davis Bush
    This stunning, colour-illustrated guide includes practices to help you let go of everyday stresses and find inner peace. With practical tools, strategies and exercises harnessing the benefits of mindfulness, meditation, gratitude, creativity, relaxation and compassion, this book will guide you towards your own inner peace and help you to find harmony with those around you: family, friends, your community and the world.CONTENTSIntroduction1. Grounded and Rooted2. Relaxation3. Equinamity4. Acceptance5. Gratitude6. Compassion7. Beyond YourselfToward World Peace
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  • The Little Book of Gratitude

    By Dr Robert A Emmons PhD, Camilla Rockley
    Authors:
    Dr Robert A Emmons PhD
    Read by:
    Camilla Rockley
    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 meditating daily and reflecting on the good we have received, we can improve our health and wellbeing, enhance our relationships, encourage healthy sleep, feel calm and more fulfilled, 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, read by the narrator of the bestselling The Little Book of Mindfulness, discusses the benefits of gratitude and teaches easy techniques to foster gratitude every day.Through step by step activities which you can practise as you listen, this audiobook will help you to become more mindful of gratitude in your everyday life, and to reap its wonderful benefits.©2018 Dr Robert A Emmons (p) 2018 Octopus Publishing Group
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    The Little Book of Sleep

    By Nerina Ramlakhan, Nerina Ramlakhan
    Authors:
    Nerina Ramlakhan
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    Nerina Ramlakhan
    The Little Book of Sleep is a practical guide to achieving deep, natural, clean sleep. Sleep expert Dr Nerina Ramlakhan explains why a good night's sleep is essential in today's demanding, 24/7, technology-driven world, introduces us to the science of sleep, and teaches us that the secret of good sleep is to get out of our head and back into our body.Using a unique combination of Eastern and Western practices, including yoga, ayurveda and body-awareness techniques, and with an abundance of invaluable advice and techniques, Dr Nerina guides the listener on their personal journey back to sleep.With simple five and ten-minute exercises that you can practice before bedtime, this soothing audiobook incorporates aspects of mindfulness and will help you towards a peaceful night's sleep in no time. (p) 2018 Octopus Publishing Group
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