The Unexpected Power of Mindfulness and Meditation
By Ed Shapiro, Deb Shapiro
'Anyone interested in meditation should read this book.' The Dalai Lama'Ed and Deb remind us all just how important it is to look after the health and happiness of the mind. With warmth and humor they show us how to integrate the timeless qualities of awareness and compassion into everyday life.' Andy Puddicombe, founder, HEADSPACEThis book is essential reading for anyone - both newcomers to mindfulness and meditation as well as long-time devotees - wishing to make positive changes in their lives. It teaches you how to reach your quiet inner place where meditation and mindfulness can help resolve issues such as anger and fear, relationship breakdown, forgiveness, parenthood, and a lack of self-esteem. Read wisdom from the Dalai Lama, Jon Kabat-Zinn and Marianne Williamson who discuss their methods of maintaining good mental health and happiness. People everywhere now realise the profound benefits of mindfulness and meditation to reduce deep-rooted stress, calm the mind, become kinder, and find true happiness.
By Richard MacLean Smith
'A grisly treat' Financial Times on the podcast Based on the 'world's spookiest podcast' of the same name comes Unexplained: a book of ten real-life mysteries which might be best left unexplained. . . Season 4 of the podcast is currently out now.******************************* What can a case of demonic possession in 1970's Germany teach us about free will?What might we learn about how we construct reality from the case of a poltergeist in the Fens?And what can a supposed instance of reincarnation in Middlesbrough tell us about how we develop a concept of the self? Taking incidents once thought of as supernatural or paranormal and questioning whether radical ideas in science might provide a new but equally extraordinary explanation, Unexplained asks what real-life unexplained events can reveal of our unique human experience. 'These mysteries are all the creepier for being true' Tatler
By Tricia Woolfrey
INSTANT AND LONG-TERM ENERGY BOOSTSWhen your energy's low it can feel like wading through treacle. Living with brain fog can make even the simplest task challenging. But you can overcome fatigue if you follow the simple strategies in this book. It covers everything you need to maximize your energy, strength and vitality in all areas of your life. Discover how nutrition, exercise, mindfulness, resilience, positive inner talk, learning to say 'no' and much more, could help you. By the end you will be able to deal with all of life's challenges more easily and, better still, enjoy the good times more fully. CONTENTS· Introduction - what is energy?· Environment - how your surroundings energise or deplete you· No - how that little word is going to free up a lot of energy· Evolve - how to deal with setbacks so they empower you· Restorers - understanding and managing your energy friends and foes· Goals - the importance of focus for sustainable energy· Inner talk - what you say to yourself can be a boost or a blow to your energy· Zen - mindfulness as a calming energizer· Exercise and Nutrition - the building blocks of good energy· Rest and Relaxation - the importance of downtime to create more uptime
Until I Say Good-Bye
By Bret Witter, Susan Spencer-Wendel
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAs inspirational as Tuesdays with Morrie and The Last Lecture ... What would you do with one year to live? Susan Spencer-Wendel was determined to laugh instead of cry.In 2011, she learned she had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis disease -(ALS) - Lou Gehrig's disease - an irreversible condition that systematically destroys the nerves that power the muscles. Susan was just 44-years-old, with three young children, and she had only one year of health remaining. She decided to live that year with joy.She left her job as a journalist and spent time with her family. She built a meeting place for friends in her backyard. And she took seven trips with the seven most important people in her life. As her health declined, Susan journeyed to the Yukon, Hungary, the Bahamas, and Cyprus. She went to the beach with her sons and to Kleinfeld's bridal shop in New York City with her teenage daughter, Marina, for a glimpse of the wedding she would never attend.She also wrote this book. No longer able to walk or even lift her arms, she tapped it out letter by letter on her iPhone using only her right thumb, the last finger still working.And yet Until I Say Good-Bye is not angry or bitter. It is sad in parts - how could it not be? - but it is filled with Susan's optimism, joie de vivre and sens of humour. It is a book that, like Susan, will make everyone smile. From a hilarious family Christmas disaster to the decrepit monastery in eastern Cyprus where she rediscovered her heritage, Until I Say Good-Bye is Susan Spencer-Wendel's unforgettable gift to her loved ones and to us: a record of their final experiences together and a reminder that every day is better when it is lived with joy. Susan died in 2014 with a life lived to the full.
Use Philosophy to be Happier
By Mark Vernon
Happiness. We all want it - but how can we get it? Author Mark Vernon has solved the problem by collecting the wisdom of the greatest minds in history and making their thinking on the things that matter most in life accessible and, above all, practical. Full of everyday examples to make sometimes high-blown philosophy entertaining and relevant, this book shows you how you can crack the secret to living The Good Life.
Understand Scottish History: Teach Yourself
By David Allan
Explore the History of Scotland [Teach Yourself] is a comprehensive guide to the exciting story of this nation, from pre-history right through to the present day. With the question of Scottish independence once again on the agenda, this book will allow you to trace the events, both peaceful and bloody, that have brought the country to this point. Tracing events from the pre-history of the land and the coming of the Scots to the rise of the Scottish National Party, it provides an informative and accessible introduction to Scotland's history. Whether it is the Jacobite Rebellion, the advances of the Scottish Enlightenment or its role in WWI and WWII, this is the perfect place to start. NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of study skills.FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Unlock Your Energy from Chakras: Flash
By Naomi Ozaniec
The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Unlock Your Energy From Chakras is a short, simple and to-the-point guide to learning the basic properties of chakras in a few short steps. Whether you seek healing, peace or are just interested, in just 96 pages you will discover how to harness the powers of the chakras, and feel invigorated and inspired.