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Dianne Hales - Author

About the Author

Dianne Hales is a prize-winning, widely published journalist and author. The President of Italy awarded her an honorary knighthood in recognition of her bestselling book, La Bella Lingua. Her other works include Just Like a Woman; Caring for the Mind; and the leading college health textbook, An Invitation to Health. She has served as a contributing editor for Parade, Ladies Home Journal, Working Mother, and American Health and has written for many national publications, including Family Circle, Good Housekeeping, The New York Times, and Woman's Day.

Featured books by Dianne Hales

Mona Lisa A Life Discovered

Mona Lisa A Life Discovered

Author: Dianne Hales Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/08/2014

A genius immortalized her. A French king paid a fortune for her. An emperor coveted her. Every year more than 9 million visitors trek to view her portrait in the Louvre. Yet while everyone recognizes her smile, hardly anyone knows her story. Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered, a blend of biography, history, and memoir, truly is a book of discovery-about the world's most recognized face, most revered artist, and most praised and parodied painting. Who was she, this ordinary woman who rose to such extraordinary fame? Why did the most renowned painter of her time choose her as his model? What became of her? And why does her smile enchant us still? Lisa Gherardini (1479-1542) was a quintessential woman of her times, caught in a whirl of political upheavals, family dramas, and public scandals. Her life spanned the most tumultuous chapters in the history of Florence-and of the greatest artistic outpouring the world has ever seen. Her story creates an extraordinary tapestry of Renaissance Florence, with larger-than-legend figures such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Machiavelli. In Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered, Dianne Hales takes readers with her to meet Lisa's descendants; uncover her family's long and colourful history; and explore the neighbourhoods where she lived as a girl, a wife, and a mother.

Other books by Dianne Hales

An Invitation to Health

An Invitation to Health

Author: Dianne Hales Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2018

AN INVITATION TO HEALTH: YOUR LIFE, YOUR FUTURE equips you with everything you need to create a healthier lifestyle now--and in the future. From physical and mental health to social and sexual issues, bestselling health writer Dianne Hales candidly explores the mind, body and spirit while providing preventive measures, tips for healthy living on a budget and checklists for meeting personal goals. The text covers new research on such topics as happiness and health, the latest statistics on life expectancy and death rates, mindfulness for college students, 2015-2020 USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans, sleep habits, stress levels, safe sex practices, healthier fast-food choices, dubious diets, fitness monitors and e-cigarettes. Pop-up tutors, self-surveys, Diet & Wellness Plus, a behavior change planner and videos in the MindTap Health platform further propel you toward healthy living.

Personal Stress Management Surviving to Thriving

Personal Stress Management Surviving to Thriving

Author: Dianne Hales Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2017

Don't be a Stress Head! Manage the pressures of college life with PERSONAL STRESS MANAGEMENT: FROM SURVIVING TO THRIVING. This book equips you with the insights and skills you need to conquer the demands ahead, and give you relief when stress levels rise. Written by health and psychology experts, this book delivers specific strategies for tackling common campus stressors, including academics, time management, and relationship issues. You'll learn helpful, easy strategies for changing your perspective and responding to stress with confidence and resilience, empowering you to manage even the most difficult situations and come out on top--in the classroom, in the workplace, and in life. PERSONAL STRESS MANAGEMENT: FROM SURVIVING TO THRIVING engages you with practical tools you can use immediately, incorporating the latest insights from neuroscience, exercise physiology, nutrition, and medicine, while highlighting healthy habits like regular exercise and good nutrition to prevent burnout.

An Invitation to Health, Brief Edition

An Invitation to Health, Brief Edition

Author: Dianne Hales Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/11/2016

Start making healthier choices now for a lifestyle of healthy living. AN INVITATION TO HEALTH: The Power of NOW, BRIEF, 10th Edition, helps you assess your health behaviors, encourages positive behavior change, and gives you effective ways to achieve it. Covering body, mind, and spirit, the book addresses current issues related to health and wellness that can affect you now and throughout your life. The book empowers you with practical ideas and tools that you can immediately apply to your own life. Health on a Budget features demonstrate practical ways you can achieve your health goals in low- and no-cost ways, while Consumer Alert features help you evaluate health care. AN INVITATION TO HEALTH helps you build your foundation for a healthier future.

An Invitation to Health

An Invitation to Health

Author: Dianne Hales Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2015

Explore the latest edition of AN INVITATION TO HEALTH, where renowned author Dianne Hales helps you commit to a healthier lifestyle. From physical and mental health to social and sexual issues, this personal health text candidly explores the mind, body, and spirit, and shows you how to start making improvements today. Readings include a new chapter on consumer health, with Consumer Alert features to critically evaluate your health care options. You will also discover how to live healthily on a tight budget while making small changes that yield big benefits. More than a superficial self-help approach, AN INVITATION TO HEALTH: The Power of Now! presents hard data in meaningful ways, such as ACHA's 2013 National College Health Assessment, which shows where your health stands among peers. And you can make even greater strides with MindTap (TM), complete with health self-assessments, behavior change labs, and other tools that lead you to better health-and learning!

An Invitation to Health Live It Now! Brief Edition

An Invitation to Health Live It Now! Brief Edition

Author: Dianne Hales Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2015

Start making healthier choices now for a lifestyle of healthy living with AN INVITATION TO HEALTH: LIVE IT NOW! BRIEF EDITION, 9e. This market-leading personal health book helps you assess your health behaviors, encourages positive behavior change, and gives you effective ways to achieve it. Covering body, mind, and spirit, it addresses current issues related to health and wellness that can affect you now and throughout your life. Delivering the most current coverage available, it equips you with practical ideas and tools that you can immediately apply to your own life. Health on a Budget features demonstrate practical ways you can achieve your goals in low- and no-cost ways, while Consumer Alert features help you evaluat health care. AN INVITATION TO HEALTH helps you build your foundation for a healthier future.

An Invitation to Health

An Invitation to Health

Author: Dianne Hales Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2014

In this new edition of the market-leading personal health text, Dianne Hales invites you to a future of healthy living by providing the information and tools they need to make healthy changes NOW. Delivering the most current and thorough coverage available, AN INVITATION TO HEALTH: Live it Now! integrates a comprehensive range of health concepts related to body, mind, and spirit with a wealth of applications for students' lives, including a new chapter on Consumer Health. Through MindTap, the text also includes a wealth of powerful learning tools to help you maximize your study efforts.

An Invitation to Health Building Your Future, Brief Edition (with Personal Wellness Guide)

An Invitation to Health Building Your Future, Brief Edition (with Personal Wellness Guide)

Author: Dianne Hales Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2013

Do you want to better understand how your personal health affects your daily life? Do you want to make healthier choices and change certain behaviors? Learn It and Live It with AN INVITATION TO HEALTH: BUILD YOUR FUTURE, Brief Edition. This student-oriented text helps you assess your health behaviors, encourages behavior change, and gives you practical ways to achieve it. Through its clear and engaging writing style, this text addresses current issues related to health and wellness that can affect you now and throughout your life. Delivering the most current coverage available, this book equips you with practical ideas and tools that you can immediately apply to your own life, helping you make informed decisions about your mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Available with InfoTrac (R) Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

An Invitation to Personal Change

An Invitation to Personal Change

Author: Dianne Hales, Kenneth (Lafayette Therapy Center) Christian Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/04/2008

Have you recently assessed your behaviors in preparation for making a positive change? AN INVITATION TO PERSONAL CHANGE will teach you about personal change and serves as a curriculum for change, inviting you to take appropriate action in simple, compelling straightforward ways. Available in print and electronic form, the text contains three parts that are available together or separately.

Custom Enrichment Module: Behavior Change Workbook

Custom Enrichment Module: Behavior Change Workbook

Author: Dianne Hales Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/07/2005

This powerful workbook includes a brief discussion of the current theories behind making positive lifestyle changes, along with exercises to help students effect those changes in their everyday lives.

How to Sleep Like a Baby, Wake Up Refreshed, and Get More Out of Life

How to Sleep Like a Baby, Wake Up Refreshed, and Get More Out of Life

Author: Dianne Hales Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/04/1987

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