No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.
New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…Find out more
Whereas the popular Danish philosophy of hygge espouses the joys of turning your home into a cosy sanctuary, the Norwegian concept of friluftsliv encourages us to get out into the great outdoors. However, friluftsliv - or 'free air life' - means much more than going on camping trips; it reflects an innate understanding of the basic human need to connect with the natural world. Rather than seeking to conquer nature - climb the highest mountain, for example - it is about simply spending time with nature and finding harmony with its rhythms. In Norway, even city dwellers are never far from fjords, parks, and woodland, but this book explains how anyone can enter a friluftsliv state of mind, make the most of their outdoor opportunities and reap the benefits for their mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing.
An interactive mindful journal focusing on the benefits of slowing down in a fast-paced world. Use sloth wisdom to build your resilience, find calm and start living in the moment. The sloth is the spirit animal and patron saint of the 'slow movement'. This gentle mammal has a lot to teach us about slowing down, taking things easy and smiling, even through the tough times. Find Your Inner Sloth is beautifully illustrated and filled with quotes, inspiration and exercises for getting us to do less to achieve more.
Revitalize your mind, body and spirit with 50 easy exercises. The book offers instant and effective mindful exercises, which discourage inertia and apathy, helping to uncover a fresh and vigorous new you. Drawing on a wide range of proven psychological techniques, cognitive behavioural therapy and emotional brain training Love Your Self Energy offers the boost you need when you need it most. Full of quick and refreshing solutions, discover within: Ways to maintain your health and source untapped reserves of energy When and how to preserve energy and where to invest it Expert tips and step-by-step exercises designed to achieve quality rest, prevent burnout, and address and remove unwanted energy saps Answers that inspire creativity, make life less frantic and give you a new lease of life How to seize the day and start your week right The perfect size to keep in your bag or pocket, this guide is designed to be a tool that you keep close by. The Love Your Self series is designed to help you achieve well-being and feel full of life. Look out for the other titles in the Love Your Self series: Pause, Calm, Sleep.
Discover a slow, mindful way of walking that heals the soul and mends the heart. Let all your senses bathe in the sensory pleasures that woodland has to offer. Forest as therapist: find practical ways to connect deeply with nature. Leave the hustle and bustle behind for a while and fill your lungs with some fresh forest air. Soak up the sights, sounds (or silence) with all of your senses and indulge in some shinrin yoku; the health benefits are extraordinary. Turn off the phone, turn off the TV, close the laptop, lace up your hiking boots, and go outside for what the Japanese call the medicine of being in the forest , otherwise known as forest therapy. Fresh forest air is filled with cancer-fighting chemicals called phytoncides, which have been found to lower blood pressure and decrease levels of the stress hormone cortisol (if you happen to be crammed in the center of the city, know that a view of a park or other green space can also lower your blood pressure and reduce any muscle tension). When you do get outside, let your senses guide you. What do you see? What do you hear? What do you feel? Let your awareness of your environment recalibrate you. Let your surroundings speak to you. Focusing your awareness on the present moment (while acknowledging and accepting every thought and feeling) is one way to mindfully maximize the moments you spend luxuriating out-of-doors.
Find beauty and harmony in the unfinished, fleeting, modest, and simple things in life. Learn how to let go of judgment and see things differently. Embrace the ancient Japanese philosophy of wabi sabi and appreciate the imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. The essence of this slippery, intangible concept can only be found by embracing inevitable discord, disarray, and disfunction in all we see, hear, think, feel, do and say. Seemingly complex, yet delightfully simple, wabi sabi is the spirit of change; the passing of time; the acknowledgement, appreciation and acceptance of the transient and temporary nature of all things in the cycle of life.
Before I was born, my uncle Phil wrote me a letter and began it with Dear Leroy. Years later, after dropping out of high school due to extreme bullying, my cousin lent me her guitar. Over the summer I learned how to express myself with words and music, and eventually write and record simple songs.Through this process I believe I empowered myself with what I call Creative Confidence because when I returned to school in September I was bully-proof. Problem solved.Dear Leroy : Forgive The Bully, Follow Your Bliss is based on my metaphorical journey from vampire victim to vampire slayer (the book is rife with monster references) and via a conversational tone promotes creative expression, higher education and DIY entrepreneurship as effective solutions to bullying.