Write Yourself Happy
By 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
What Would Unicorn Do?
By Sarah Ford
Unicorn took the world by storm with his sweet nature, sunny outlook and positive attitude in the best-selling feel-good book Be a Unicorn. Now he is back with this little book of life lessons. Looking for some guidance on how to live a happy, sparkling life? Or just wondering which path to trot along? Look no further than Unicorn, the best (and probably only) four-legged, one-horned happiness guru. With enlightenment on every page, let Unicorn teach you how to hopscotch over all of life's trials to a place where the grass definitely grows greener.With adorable quirky illustrations and wise, thoughtful and often completely hilarious life advice, this is a little book to keep firmly in your pocket, ready to be consulted whenever life gets a little bit tough.UNICORN WOULD:Wear the jumper that Granny knitted with pride.Sing Pharrell in the shower.Walk in someone else's flip-flops.Try new things... uhm beetroot juice... pink, yummy.Make every day count.UNICORN WOULD NOT EVER (NO THANK YOU MA'AM):Worry about a bit of dust.Eat someone else's chocolate.Blame others - 'my Panda made me do it'.Dwell too much on the past.Take things for granted.
Wild Flowers of Britain and Ireland
By Rae Spencer Jones, Rae Spencer Jones, Sarah Cuttle
The close-up photographs allow you to examine each plant in detail - so you will know your English from your Spanish bluebell - and because it is done by colour instead of name, it is much easier to navigate.Full of fascinating information, including where and when you will find the flowers, their characteristics, and anecdotes on their historical background with their medicinal and culinary uses. You don't even need to go out into the field to enjoy these beautiful and sometimes elusive flowers.
Will Travel For Beer
By Stephen Beaumont
From the walkable breweries of Ashville, North Carolina, to the Ølfestival in Copenhagen, Oktoberfest in Brazil to the breweries of Beijing, discover 101 traditional, quirky, absurd, must-visit beer destinations across the globe. Find the world's most romantic pub crawl in Bruges, drink beer in paradise in Latin America or step into Germany via Bangkok, Thailand. Complete with tasting notes, drinking tips and handy address lists, this is the perfect gift for both beer enthusiasts and keen travellers alike.
The Watercolour Ideas Book
By Joanna Goss
Many artists first learn to paint in watercolour. But this flexible, dynamic medium has an immediacy that is perfect for experimentation. Discover textures, applications, techniques, combinations of materials, and new ways of tackling the medium you love. Rub it, dab it, scratch it, scrunch it. Cut it, glue it, sew it and seal it. And above all, learn from what other people do!This little book is full of big ideas from contemporary artists to inspire you to think differently. With a new idea on every spread of the book, you will discover fresh ways of working with watercolour to create work that is original and exciting.
When Harry Met Meghan
By Dan Evans
When Britain's most lovable prince met America's most beautiful legal-drama actress, a fairytale came to life. Re-enact this captivating love story in the comfort of your own home with these handy royal paper dolls.· Say "yes" to the dress as Meghan tries on stylish wedding gowns.· Enjoy a royal Christmas as the couple kick back in an elf suit and a reindeer onesie.· Relive that intimate marriage proposal, accessorised with a Union-Jack apron and a roast chicken.· Join the prince at his imaginary Las Vegas Bachelor Party complete with speedos, cocktails and an inflatable unicorn. · Help America's finest Hollywood export into her incognito anti-paparazzi outfit (hat, sunglasses, handbag as shield).
What Would Keynes Do?
By Tejvan Pettinger
Have you ever wondered what Adam Smith would have to say about you playing the lottery? Or whether Jeremy Bentham could cure your hangover (through economics)? Ever pondered over what Milton Friedman might get you for Christmas?By comparing and contrasting what the greatest economists of all time would have to say about 40 questions from your everyday life, What Would Keynes Do? will help you get to grips with all the important economic theories in an original and thought-provoking way.Includes such puzzling conundrums as:-Should I park in an illegal parking space and risk a fine? -Should I go to University or start working straight away? -Should I leave my children all my wealth after my death or spread it out throughout my life?-Should I ever commit a crime? -If I enjoy drinking beer, how much should I drink? -Is it OK to be selfish? -Should I vote for a political party which promises to raise taxes?
What Would Marx Do?
By Gareth Southwell
Have you ever wondered what Kant might have to say about your addiction to social media? Or whether Plato would be able to help resolve your constant arguments about what to watch on TV? Or if Hobbes would agree to feed your pet hamster while you're away on holiday?When it comes to the really important questions, who better to ask than the greatest political minds in history, with What Would Marx Do? Using 40 everyday questions and problems as springboards for exploring the great political questions of our time, this book will give you a crash course in political philosophy, and an introduction to the theories and ideas of the greatest political philosophers of all time. Includes questions such as:-Should I bother to vote?-Who should look after the baby?-Do you earn enough?-My car has just been stolen! But can I hold the thieves responsible?-Should I watch what I say on Twitter?-Should your children benefit from your success?-Is it wrong to want a bigger house?With quirky illustrations and intriguing and original takes on the biggest (and smallest) everyday questions, What Would Marx Do? is guaranteed to leave you with a better grasp on political philosophy, and able to discuss Marxism, Libertarian Socialism and Populism with ease.
Why Photographers Prefer Cloudy Days
By Haje Jan Kamps
There's no one secret to taking beautiful photos. But good photographers do have a few tricks up theirsleeves... They know that clouds, far from ruining a photo, give a great soft natural light for portraits. They know that unusual angles draw the eye, and that their feet are just as effective as a zoom lens.This book packs 62 of the most important creative ideas into one place. Beautifully presented, easy-to-read and packed with example photos. None of these ideas need an expensive camera, fancy lens or a over-priced flash. The purpose of this book is to help you tell stories with your camera (or phone).Whatever you want to shoot, Why Photographers Prefer Cloudy Days is packed full of ideas to inspire you, and tips that will help you take better, more original photos.
By Danielle Copperman
By Danielle Copperman
There is no set formula to wellbeing. Our individual minds, moods, environments and circumstances all contribute to how we feel. In order to live well, we must take a holistic approach by exploring the connection between the body, mind and soul. When Danielle was struggling with low energy and stress, she began to search for ways in which food, movement and rituals could contribute to her physical and mental health. Well Being is divided into time-specific sections to take you through the day from morning to evening, with each section outlining suggested practices, rituals and recipes for specific feelings, moods and situations. With tips on food and mindful living, Danielle guides you through simple practices, such as breath regulation and yoga flow routines, and offers delicious recipes including Date, Orange, Almond & Honey Bircher; Sweet Potato Gratin and Chocolate Cookie Crunch Bars. There are even recipes for your home, from Palo Santo Atmosphere Spray to natural beauty products like Rose & Cucumber Wake Up Well Toning Mist and Mocha, Almond & Macadamia Body Scrub. This is a comprehensive handbook to guide you through everyday life with a little more serenity.
What They Didn't Teach You in Fashion School
By Jay Calderin
A career guide for fashion designers and professionals, covering everything you need to know about building a successful business after graduating.How do you navigate the confusing and competitive fashion world after the relative comfort of fashion school? How do you learn to adapt to an industry that constantly evolves and throws new challenges your way? And above all, how do you play to your strengths as a designer, and build a successful career in business.What They Didn't Teach You in Fashion School is your survival guide to the fashion industry. Providing expert advice, and lots of inspiration, Jay Calderin shows you how to make a brilliant career in the exhilarating world of fashion.
The Wild Dyer: A guide to natural dyes & the art of patchwork & stitch
By Abigail Booth
`By teaching you the foundations of natural dyeing, and guiding you through the simple stitch techniques, this book will allow you to dip in and out of projects while learning how to forage for and grow your own dye plants.' In The Wild Dyer, Abigail Booth demystifies the `magic' of natural dyeing and shows how to use the results to stunning effect in 15 exquisite patchwork and stitch projects, including a drawstring forager's bag, an apron, samplers, cushions and a reversible patchwork blanket. Focusing on how to grow or gather your own dyeing materials - from onion and avocado skins to chamomile and comfrey, nettles and acorns - as well as scouring, mordanting (using fixative) and setting up a dye vat, Abigail explains how to create effective dyes. And once you have them, how you can produce beautiful, contemporary textiles that can then be used to create projects that build on your skills.