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There are always things we’d like to change in our lives. Physically, emotionally, spiritually. These are the books that help to point the way.

This Month's Featured Books

The Uncook Book The Essential Guide to a Raw Food Lifestyle
Tanya Maher
September 2015 Food & Drink Book of the Month. Don't think of endless salads and crunching on raw cabbage, with The Uncook Book you can have everyday food such as crepes, ravioli,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2015
Going into Hospital A Guide for Patient, Carers and Families
Oliver Warren, Dean Franklin, Charles Vincent
Going Into Hospital? A Guide for Patients, Carers and Families sets to calm nerves and soothe brows, and basically make the whole process go much smoother for patients and their families alike.
Format: Paperback - Released: 00/08/2015
Big Magic Creative Living Beyond Fear
Elizabeth Gilbert
Sharing stories from her own life, as well as those from her friends and the people that have inspired her, Elizabeth Gilbert challenges us to embrace our curiosity, tackle what we most love and face down what we most fear....
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/09/2015
Ben Goldacre
A campaigning handbook, a thrilling work of popular science, and a call to arms for doctors, researchers and patients from Britain's finest writer on the science behind medicine. Drawing on his own research, Ben Goldacre gives patients the tools they...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/05/2015
I am Here Now A Creative Mindfulness Guide and Journal
The Mindfulness Project
I am Here Now will inspire you to explore your world with greater curiosity and find moments of mindfulness in everyday life while unleashing your creativity along the way. . This title features exercises that will challenge your powers of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2015

Last Month's Featured Books

The Hidden Pleasures of Life
Theodore Zeldin
Why do so many people lead sad and empty lives, devoid of other people? Our modern way of life has led to more people living alone than ever before. Yet,...

Four Ways to Click Rewire Your Brain for Stronger, More Rewarding Relationships
Amy Banks
Do you find it difficult to 'click' with colleagues, neighbours, in-laws, or romantic partners? How to use your brain to create strong relationships at home, at work and in your...

Life with a Sprinkle of Glitter
Louise Pentland
With a Sprinkle of Glitter, this visual journey explores how to lead a happy life through love, comfort zones, pampering, crafts, baking and more!

The Month Before's Featured Books

Wheat Belly 30-Minute (or Less!) Cookbook 200 Quick and Simple Recipes
William Davis
Wheat, especially our modern genetically-modified wheats are another enemy for the would-be dieter and also cause a great many problems with wheat intolerance. William Davis, having worked with his cardiology...

Weight Watchers Get Set for Summer
Nicola Graimes
Be inspired by this fabulous collection of recipesfrom Weight Watchers - and get ready to make the most of the long, hot days and savour the fresh flavours of summer.

Grumpy Old Menopause
Carol E. Wyer
Winner for Non-Fiction in The People's Book Prize for 2015. Have you started to write post-it notes with your kids' names on them? Do you need to change your underwear...
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We all need a little direction sometimes and this section is crammed full of great ideas for ways of improving your outlook, in all aspects of your wellbeing. Help from the shelf. From tips for good nutrition and taking care of your body (Optimism: Reflections on a Life of Action by Bob Brown) to coping with all the emotional situations in life, relationships, bereavements, stress, depression (Mind Whispering: A New Map to Freedom from Self-defeating Emotional Habits by Tara Bennett-Goleman). Discover the potential you have for being the ‘you’ you’ve always wanted to be or the ‘you’ you had no idea was in there.

Take a look at our monthly recommendations to find exactly what you’re looking for. Bear in mind though (and even ‘body and spirit’ too …), that just ‘reading’ them may not be enough. There’ll be homework!