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Happier at Home

By Gretchen Rubin
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Gretchen Rubin
In the spirit of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin embarks on a new project to make home a happier place. In The Happiness Project, she worked out general theories of happiness. Here she goes deeper on factors that matter for home, such as possessions, marriage, time and parenthood. How can she control the cubicle in her pocket? How might she spotlight her family's treasured possessions? And it really was time to replace that dud toaster. And what does she want from her home? A place that calms her, and energises her. A place that, by making her feel safe, will free her to take risks. Also, while Rubin wants to be happier at home, she wants to appreciate how much happiness is there already. So, starting in September (the new January), Rubin dedicates a school year - September through May - to making her home a place of greater simplicity, comfort and love. Each month, Rubin tackles a different theme as she experiments with concrete, manageable resolutions - and this time, she coaxes her family to try some resolutions, as well. With her signature blend of memoir, science, philosophy and experimentation, Rubin's passion for her subject jumps off the page, and reading just a few chapters of this book will inspire readers to find more happiness in their own lives.
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Happiness

By Andy Cope, Andy Whittaker, Shonette Bason-Wood
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Andy Cope, Andy Whittaker, Shonette Bason-Wood
Happiness, calm and enlightenment need not be elusive concepts which we hear of in theory but are never able to capture. This funny, practical book by Andy Cope, the Dr of Happiness, will show you how to transform your thinking, change gear and find a fresh new perspective that will leave you better focused on the things that matter, healthier and a great deal happier.ABOUT THIS SERIESLittle Books are accessible and engaging books with a focus on personal development and business topics, delivering quick, outcome-focused results, ideal for self-improvement junkies, commuters, or business readers.
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Happiness Now!

By Robert Holden
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Robert Holden
How often do you find yourself using the phrase: 'This is all too good to be true' or 'All good things come to an end'? It is all too common a belief that in order to be happy you must earn, deserve, work and pay for it. Happiness is for tomorrow. Today is for well-behaved hardship, martyrdom and quiet desperation.With a combination of stories, exercises, meditations, poetry and prayer, Robert focuses on keys to emotional healing, true self-acceptance, relationships, inner confidence, and pure peace of mind. Challenging, helpful, visionary and practical, Happiness Now! shows how we can begin to enjoy the happiness we truly deserve.
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The Happiness Secret

By J. John
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J. John
It's something we all want. But what is happiness, and where can we find it? In this thoughtful and uplifting book, inspirational speaker J. John takes a look at the most famous teachings of Jesus - the Beatitudes - to find clues to embracing a life of joy and fulfilment. He unpacks each of Jesus' great sayings, placing them in their first-century context and also revealing how they are applicable in our lives today. Ultimately, he suggests that if we seek happiness directly we may never find it; but if instead we seek a life of fulfilment we will find true and lasting happiness as a result. Accessible and down to earth, THE HAPPINESS SECRET is both a practical guide to attaining fulfilment and meaning in life as well as the perfect inspirational read.
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The Headspace Guide to... Mindful Eating

By Andy Puddicombe
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Andy Puddicombe
Formally The Headspace Diet, this book is designed to show you how to find your ideal weight in an easy, manageable and mindful way. It allows you to escape the endless diet trap by following simple yet potentially life-changing exercises in order to develop new effective habits and a much improved relationship with food and your body.The Headspace mission is to get as many people taking just 10 minutes out of their day to practise these powerful mindfulness techniques. Mindful eating is a key aspect of mindfulness and as you start to practise it you will notice profound results, both in terms of your shape but also your overall health and well being. Have you tried every diet going only to see the weight creep back on again? Do you feel guilty and anxious about eating certain foods? Or find yourself unable to resist that extra helping even if you're not actually that hungry? Are you unhappy with your body and how it looks and feels? Now is the time to stop what you're doing and try a different, healthy and brilliantly effective approach...
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The Headspace Guide to... Mindfulness & Meditation

By Andy Puddicombe
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Andy Puddicombe
First published as Get Some Headspace, this reissue shows you how just 10 minutes of mediation per day can bring about life changing results.'It's kind of genius' Emma WatsonAndy Puddicombe, founder of the much publicised Headspace, is on a mission: to get people to take 10 minutes out of their day to sit in the here and now. Here he shares his simple to learn, but highly effective techniques of meditation. Accessible and portable, these powerful techniques promise amazing results. Quiet the mind, feel less stressed, less tired and achieve a new level of calm and fulfilment. By following the daily exercises you will start to experience literally life changing results. The benefits of mindfulness and meditation are now well documented with doctors advising their patients to give it a try. Andy brings this ancient practice into the modern world, tailor made for the most time starved among us. For beginners and seasoned meditators alike, here is the opportunity to harness and develop skills that will combat the negative symptoms of our fast paced world, and that once learned, will last a lifetime.
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Heal Yourself with Emotional Freedom Technique

By John Freedom
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John Freedom
Emotional Freedom Technique is a new and innovative alternative therapy that is rapidly becoming the next big trend in personal growth and alternative health. It is a safe and non-invasive healing method for treating mind/body issues, based on tapping acupuncture points while you focus on a particular problems. Featured on Oprah and Dr. Oz and on numerous other programmes on TV and online, noted EFT expert and educator John Freedom teaches the basics of EFT to make change easy. Includes chapters on tapping to achieve goals and outcomes, tapping for career success, tapping for intimacy and relationships, tapping for peak performance, and tapping into better health.EFT has been shown to be effective in treating fears and phobias, performance anxiety, guilt, shame, self-sabotage, and other emotional conditions. It is also being used to enhance and improve academic and athletic performance, psychic and intuitive abilities, confidence and self-esteem, and overall health and well-being.
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Health Matters

By Mark Grey, Michelle Yehieli
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Mark Grey, Michelle Yehieli
At last.an indispensable handbook for health care professionals who encounter diverse cultures every day. Immigrant, minority and refugee populations make up a quarter of our population, but special challenges await the doctors, nurses, clinical care providers, social workers, public health professionals and others who care for our diverse population on a daily basis. Some groups lack health insurance, arrive with no medical records or present with unfamiliar conditions. Access to care can be daunting, and often there are significant language barriers. At a fundamental level, basic concepts of what good health is, where disease originates and how to treat illness can vary dramatically from group to group. Health Matters, based on the highly successful handbook from Iowa that has helped scores throughout the nation and abroad, shows how providers - and their institutions - can achieve a level of cultural competence essential for their work. Included in this comprehensive guide are summaries of the experience of 14 cultural groups; strategies for developing culturally appropriate care; and critical information on the cultural patterns, health practices and underlying belief systems of underserved groups. Health Matters is an essential guide for anyone delivering health care in our rapidly changing communities.
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The Heavens and the Earth

By Stu McLellan, Stu McLellan
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Stu McLellan
Illustrated by:
Stu McLellan
Bring the words of the Bible to life by colouring in a beautiful range of illustrations inspired by favourite verses from the NIV - the world's most popular and trusted translation of the Bible - all of which are ideal for prayer and meditation. This is a unique and beautiful adult colouring book that combines the Bible's life-giving words with vivid and charming pictures by illustrator and artist Stu McLellan. This is the perfect way for you to engage mindfully, meditatively and prayerfully with your favourite Bible verses.
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Hell Week

By Erik Bertrand Larssen, Shaun Grindell
Authors:
Erik Bertrand Larssen
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Shaun Grindell
Performing at your best, what are you really capable of? Hell Week will show you how to be your best self all of the time, and learn in a week a set of skills that will change the rest of your life.Imagine your life as a straight line. Now imagine that you could break that line and leave behind all your regular habits and nagging doubts for just seven days. Hell Week shows how you can change your life's path in a single week, replacing your old self with your best self, by going through a specially tailored (and totally safe) version of the elite military exercise where participants are pushed to the limit to find out just how much they can take. Hell Week is about defeating limiting beliefs and demonstrating that you are capable of far more than you ever thought - and maintaining that level of performance for the rest of your life.Norway native Erik Bertrand Larssen is many things: a veteran paratrooper who served in Bosnia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan, a successful entrepreneur, and a mental coach. He has helped catapult the success of countless high-achievers, including Microsoft and Stat Oil executives and Olympic medalists Martin Sundby and Suzann Pettersen. His life altering method improves performance by getting people to push themselves past the brink of self-imposed limitations.Central to his technique is the commitment by clients to live and experience just one week as their best selves. It's this week, Larssen says, that will be the catalyst to making the most of the rest of one's life. Offering accessible tools and a pragmatic, inspirational advice, Larssen's game-changing Hell Week shows readers how apply the principles of military 'hell week' to their every day lives, leading to lasting improvement, personal and professional success, and most importantly, a new way of living to a higher standard.(P)2016 Tantor
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  • Help Yourself to Live Longer

    By Paul Jenner
    Authors:
    Paul Jenner
    Is this the right book for me?A flexible guide that will add ten happy and healthy years to your life This book is designed as a ten-step guide that will add ten (healthy, happy) years to your life. It offers sound advice on health and fitness issues, and will cover diet and relaxation, in addition to such emotional issues as happiness, love and spirituality. It is all based, not on guru driven theories of bizarre diets or exercise routines, but on common sense and positive thinking, twinned with information that is both practical and supported widely by the scientific and medical communities. The tone is positive and encouraging throughout; there are also plenty of opportunities for you to interact with the book through features such as quizzes, self-test boxes and exercises.Help Yourself to Live Longer includes:Chapter 1: Why we ageThe gene theory of ageingThe free radical theory of ageingMaking the most of this bookChapter 2: FoodHow some foods fight ageingAn a-z of longevity wonderfoodsCrash dietsRestrict calories, live longerThe live-longer meal plannerChapter 3: SupplementsThe great supplement debateCombining vitamin and mineral supplementsChapter 4: ExerciseUp to ten more yearsHow exercise makes you feel more happierHow fit are you?Exercising for fitnessDo what you enjoyExercising for strengthExercising for flexibilityDevising a weekly program for fitness, strength and flexibilityChapter 5: Your brainHow your brain worksDementiaPhysical activityAvoiding stressAvoiding neurotoxicantsAvoiding head injuryMental activityIncreasing your brain powerChapter 6: RelaxationThe slow movementGood and bad stressDownsizingRelaxation techniquesMeditationGive yourself some cognitive self-therapySleepMuscular relaxationLaughter - the stress breakerChapter 7: HappinessBe gratefulGetting rid of negative thoughtsHow negative emotions can poison youApplying the lessons to your pastEnough money for a happy future?Chapter 8: PrudenceAvoiding cancerSmoking - please stopVirusesAlcoholDrugsSunshineDrivingAvoid head injurySexIs it worth having medical check-upsBody scansChapter 9: LoveThat special someoneLove is the food of healthMore love, less stressPsychoneurosexualityOxytocinImproving your relationshipIf your partner has diedRelatives and friendsPetsHow well connected are you?Chapter 10: SexThe normal developments of ageingManaging the effects of ageingMen's problemsWomen's problemsA lifetime of sex with the same partnerChapter 11: SpiritualityGratitude and acceptanceOptimismCoping skillsGiving life a pointChoosing what to believePrayerHow to be more spiritual if you don't believe in GodDeveloping spiritualityLearn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and added features:- Personal insights, tips, and summaries throughout the book- Extension articles online - 1, 5 and 10-minute bites of learning to get you started- Designed for readers of all ages, backgrounds and abilities - Lots of interactive exercises and sample tips
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  • Help Your Child Succeed at School

    By Jonathan Hancock
    Authors:
    Jonathan Hancock
    Is this the right book for me?Combining practical suggestions with the latest research and his own experience as a teacher, Jonathan Hancock reveals how to give your child the best possible start at school. Help them become able readers, confident with numbers, and give them the skills to shine both socially and academically through a series of fun games and simple exercises that all the family can enjoy.Help Your Child Succeed at School includes:Part 1 - Getting ready for school: preparing children to be brilliantChapter 1: Your child's brainpower: how to activate itChapter 2: Engaging with learningChapter 3: Working with othersChapter 4: Putting your child in controlChapter 5: Key thinking and learning skillsPart two - In school: helping children meet all the challenges of primary educationChapter 6: Words and numbersChapter 7: Knowledge and skillsChapter 8: Rules, roles and responsibilitiesPart three - Out of school: adapting home life to support your child's educational successChapter 9: Healthy families, healthy mindsChapter 10: The end of primary - and beyondLearn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: 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 to give you a richer understanding of the subject.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.
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  • History of Medicine: All That Matters

    By Tim Hall
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    Tim Hall
    History of Medicine: All That Matters identifies sixteen different ages of medicine, each with its own challenges, solutions, developments and remarkable stories. As well as making for a pacy and readable narrative, this innovative approach enables the reader to understand the context of medical developments without losing sight of their sheer excitement, importance and (at times) serendipity.Dr Tim Hall is both an award-winning writer and a practical medic, and he brings to the history of medicine both the writer's ability to find and tell a story, and the medic's ability to understand and explain the science. The result is the best short history of medicine written for many years.This accessible and informative book will appeal both to students and general readers, giving a fascinating introduction to the history of medicine - and what matters most about it.
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  • History of Medicine: All That Matters

    By Tim Hall
    Authors:
    Tim Hall
    The History of Medicine is an amiable amble through medicine's past, designed as a primer for those taking history of medicine modules as part of their studies and for the wider public seeking a relaxed yet informative read. The approach is to follow medicine's history through the author's neatly designed 'Ages' that offer a meaningful way of grasping and memorising key eras and events. Twenty one 'Ages' take us from 'pre-history' to a glimpse of the future. The chapters' themes will clearly straddle timelines rather than be perfectly chronological, although there is a general progression through time. This book is not a description of all that ever happened in medicine's history. It is a collection of true stories of the more pivotal and fascinating bits. Through stories of inspiring and often odd people and inspired and often distinctly unexpected objects we take a journey through the archipelago of medicine's somewhat quirky history and stop on the shores of some of its more alluring islands. Then, armed with the map, the more keenly disposed may dip into the surrounding waters as far and as deeply as they choose.
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    Host Family Survival Kit

    By Ken Huff, Nancy King
    Authors:
    Ken Huff, Nancy King
    Each year thousands of families throughout the United States and the world open their homes and hearts to international high school exchange students-sharing their own culture and learning about another. As these families face the challenges and joys of hosting, Nancy King's and Ken Huff 's Host Family Survival Kit will provide them with valuable information and advice to help ensure that their experience will be a success. Authors King and Huff provide an overview of hosting, defining the role that exchange students play in the host family, outlining the skills needed by host parents and discussing the effect of culture on the host family/exchange student relationship. They then divide the hosting experience into nine stages, making recommendations on what to expect and how to handle day-to-day situations. Throughout, they include insightful quotes and pertinent examples from experienced host families. In this second edition, they have made major revisions to all of the original chapters. In addition, they have added two new chapters and three new appendices. The Host Family Survival Kit is an indispensable guide to the hosting experience, and will leave readers both excited about and well prepared for their role as host parents.
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    How Google Works

    By Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg, Holter Graham, Jonathan Rosenberg
    Authors:
    Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg
    Read by:
    Holter Graham, Jonathan Rosenberg
    Both Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg came to Google as seasoned Silicon Valley business executives, but over the course of a decade they came to see the wisdom in Coach John Wooden's observation that 'it's what you learn after you know it all that counts'. As they helped grow Google from a young start-up to a global icon, they relearned everything they knew about management. How Google Works is the sum of those experiences distilled into a fun, easy-to-read primer on corporate culture, strategy, talent, decision-making, communication, innovation, and dealing with disruption.The authors explain how the confluence of three seismic changes - the internet, mobile, and cloud computing - has shifted the balance of power from companies to consumers. The companies that will thrive in this ever-changing landscape will be the ones that create superior products and attract a new breed of multifaceted employees whom the authors dub 'smart creatives'. The management maxims ('Consensus requires dissension', 'Exile knaves but fight for divas', 'Think 10X, not 10%') are illustrated with previously unreported anecdotes from Google's corporate history.'Back in 2010, Eric and I created an internal class for Google managers,' says Rosenberg. 'The class slides all read 'Google confidential' until an employee suggested we uphold the spirit of openness and share them with the world. This book codifies the recipe for our secret sauce: how Google innovates and how it empowers employees to succeed.'Read by award-winning narrator Holter Graham, with the foreword and introduction read by Jonathan Rosenberg.(P)2014 Hachette Audio
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    How Not to be A Perfect Family

    By Libby Purves, Libby Purves
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    Libby Purves, Libby Purves
    Perfect Families: * Tick off museums in the guidebook* Tidy everything away neatly* Work hard and play fair* Show respect for one anotherReal Families: * Start fights in the Louvre * Keep all their worldly goods on the stairs and in the kitchen * Do their homework on the school bus and cheat at Monopoly* Tie the shoelaces of sleeping uncles together after Christmas dinnerWith her customary humour and reliably robust commonsense, Libby Purves celebrates family life in all its aspects. Her accounts of sibling rivalry and the pitfalls of family Christmas will provoke rueful laughter and strike chords of recognition; her practical tips on dealing with everything from marriage maintenance to money matters, testing times to trips and treats, provide essential help for the hard-pressed parent. Best of all is her reassuring reminder that no one else has a perfect family either!
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    How to Be Happier: Teach Yourself (New Edition) Ebook Epub

    By Paul Jenner
    Authors:
    Paul Jenner
    Everyone wants to be happy. But it's a lot easier said than done. Most books on happiness are fixated on particular routes to happiness, such as wealth, NLP, positive thinking, or mindfulness. This book takes a more joined-up approach, using each of these techniques, but also including the latest scientific research on what really makes us happy (clue: it's not the things you think).
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    How To Be Successful By Being Yourself

    By David Taylor, David Taylor
    Authors:
    David Taylor
    Read by:
    David Taylor
    A toolkit to help you see the possibilities around you and re-programme your mental software to overcome your fears, doubts, worries and limiting beliefs.No matter what your background, your education, your hopes and dreams, everything you need, to achieve anything you want, you already have within you. This book will help you see the possibilities around you and re-programme your mental software to overcome your fears, doubts, worries and limiting beliefs. Yes, do yoga, tai chi and meditation - this book will have a bigger impact, faster and cheaper.Discover:- How to make your success a choice, not a chance- Know exactly why you do what you do- How to be relaxed, centred and at peace - anytime, anywhere- Never again worry what other people think about you (while being very popular!)- How to make peace with your father or mother, whether they are alive, or notAnd...- The nine words that will change your life forever.'Your life will change just by reading it' Andy Cope, international author & speaker(P) 2017 Hodder & Stoughton Limited
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    How To Be Happier

    By Paul Jenner
    Authors:
    Paul Jenner
    "It's an easy read and will help you find the silver lining behind every cloud." - Prima **** NEW EDITION FULLY UPDATED THROUGHOUT WITH FUN FACTS, POSITIVE MESSAGES AND NEW RESEARCH ****Everyone wants to be happy. But it's a lot easier said than done. Most books on happiness are fixated on particular routes to happiness, such as wealth, NLP, positive thinking, or mindfulness. This book takes a more joined-up approach, using each of these techniques, but also including the latest scientific research on what really makes us happy (clue: it's not the things you think).
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