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The Happiness Code shows us the way to unlock our inner happiness. Beautifully imagined with a new cover design, this best-selling book is sure to delight new and true Domonique Bertolucci readers again. Bestselling author and happiness expert Domonique Bertolucci believes that being happy is not a privilege - it is something everyone deserves. Building on the idea that happiness is a choice we make every day, Domonique unlocks the secret to enduring happiness in The Happiness Code with her Ten Keys: take charge, let it go, live for now, expect the best, back yourself, get out the way, be grateful, give all you can, keep it up and be brave. Each Key is discussed individually in its own chapter, with real-life examples to illustrate how to apply them in our day-to-day lives. A happy soul leads to a happy life; take hold of the Keys within The Happiness Code and be prepared for lasting happiness.
An exquisitely illustrated uplifting self-care guide for mothers by the bestselling author of When Life is Not Peachy. 'Pip's words are like a knowing hug of reassurance telling you everything is going to be OK, and making you think kind thoughts about yourself and the parenting you're doing.' CHRISSIE SWAN Mums are the greatest yet least appreciated humans and it's time they had their own huggable book all about mum care! Whether your child is 2 or 20, it can be easy to get lost in day-to-day survival mode and forget the long game - the magic you have already made and that they really will be OK in the end. Days Like These is an uplifting guide to supporting yourself and other mums you know. Let bestselling author Pip Lincolne remind you that it's fine to go slow as she helps you shift expectations (so many expectations!), drop the guilt, choose fresh ways to measure success, find yourself again and remember the things that delight you in the everyday. Because you are not alone and sometimes we all need a reminder that we're doing our best on this life-changing journey called motherhood.
'It's SO important to love yourself wholeheartedly and love your single life - Stacey shows you how.' - Melissa Ambrosini We're encouraged to be comfortable doing our own thing these days. Female empowerment! Be independent! But many of us have yet to master the tools for living happily on our own. Stacey June is here to help! With the assistance of a whole slew of experts, a wild variety of romantic and sexual partners, a few fairly average boyfriends, and some healers, yogis and 'kumbaya' moments, Stacey dives into the principles of being comfortable alone, living independently and going after every opportunity in life. Learn the ins and outs of why you're staying in a relationship for too long, dating for the wrong reasons, discovering that casual sex doesn't always feel 'single and fabulous' and a whole lot more. Practice self-care, go on a date with yourself and never stop believing in love - because it's completely possible to live happily solo while still being open to relationships. Let's stop wishing away our single lives, because the single pringle life is awesome.
Have you ever felt average? That you're not special or extraordinary, just . . . normal? And that chances are society's obsession with always being the best and smashing life is setting us up for failure? Years of striving and pushing to be better than everyone else are breaking us. Fear of disappointment and our pursuit of someone else's definition of success tell us we're not enough. They tell us to work late, then work hard in the gym, overcommit, then post about #selfcare on our painstakingly curated social media feeds. They tell us to push ourselves until we break, all to prove our worth, to show we deserve our place. But are we tolerating the lows to reach the fleeting highs, and are we missing all the good stuff along the way? Why are we programmed to live like this, and is it society that needs to change, not us? One thing's for sure - it's better to be average and happy than exceptional and miserable. We're all good enough, just as we are.
Overcome shame and stigma; and bring a newly felt sense of safety, awareness, and life to your body. If you've experienced rape, sexual abuse, molestation, or sexual trauma, you may feel as if you've lost your sense of self. You may have difficulty setting boundaries or building satisfying sexual relationships. Sometimes, you may even feel like your body isn't your own. You aren't alone. The scars of sexual trauma exist not only in the mind, but also in the body. And in order to heal, build resilience, and discover a sense of hope, you must address both. Drawing on the powerful mind-body techniques of somatic therapy, The Healing Sexual Trauma Workbook is a step-by-step guide to overcoming the psychological effects of sexual trauma, and increasing positive body awareness and vitality. You'll find tools to help you create an internal sense of safety and become more embodied and present. You'll also discover ways to establish boundaries; move beyond intense feelings like shame, fear, and guilt; and deal effectively with triggers. Finally, you'll learn how to cultivate self-compassion and the confidence needed to live your best life. What happened to you isn't your fault, and it doesn't define you. With the right tools, you can live a full and satisfying life beyond sexual trauma. This workbook will help guide you, every step of the way.
Powerful tools grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help when you feel like there is no hope, and painful and overwhelming thoughts take over. If you are considering this book for yourself, know right now that you are valuable and your life matters. If you are considering the book for someone you care about, know that you have made a tremendously powerful and compassionate choice to help save a life. But first, if you or someone you love is dealing with a crisis right now, please dial 1-800-273-8255 to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The book can wait. If you're struggling with suicidal thoughts or ideations, you need to know-above all else-that your life is worth living. This workbook, based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), will help guide you out of your darkest place and find the hope you seek. With the help of this book, you'll identify all your reasons for living, manage intense emotions, and establish a safe environment when difficult thoughts threaten to take over. You'll also learn ways to strengthen social connections in your life, develop resiliency in the face of future life challenges and hardships, and find, or rediscover, the activities that bring you joy and meaning. Most of all, this workbook is meant to support you. No matter where you are in your head at this moment, remember the following: You are worth it. You are loved. You matter.
'Guidance of the highest calibre for every burning question you ever had. I loved this book!' - Jordanna Levin, internationally bestselling author of Make It Happen 'I love everything Helen writes. Asking For A Friend is imbued with a sense of renewed energy, confidence, and importantly, hope. A gift to bookshelves the world over.' - Cassie Mendoza-Jones, author of You Are Enough No matter what our differences are, we all ultimately ask the same big questions of life. When will I find love? What happens when we die? Why do bad things happen to good people? How do I go on? As a psychic, Helen Jacobs has heard just about every curly question there is. Asking For A Friend provides answers from the spirit realm, with a side dose of hope, comfort and gentle guidance to those navigating challenging times. This is the ultimate spiritual FAQ, bringing together answers to the most commonly asked questions Helen has received over the past decade. From dealing with losing someone you love or a relationship breakdown, to how to navigate the very uncertain times we're experiencing, including our current climate crisis and other world-altering events, Asking For A Friend serves up bite-sized wisdom to life's biggest questions.
Based on the popular anti-diet program, Intuitive Eating, this take-anywhere card deck offers 50 bite-sized tips and tools to help you honor your hunger, reject diet mentality, and make peace with food.Are you tired of fad diets that don't work and leave you feeling bad about yourself-and mealtime in general? You aren't alone. In our image-obsessed culture, it's easy to get caught up in a diet mentality, and stuck in a constant cycle of guilt and deprivation. As a result, many of us have forgotten how to really enjoy food. But it doesn't have to be this way.Grounded in the same evidence-based approach outlined in the breakthrough guide, Intuitive Eating, as well as The Intuitive Eating Workbook, this portable and uplifting card deck offers daily strategies and affirmations to help you pay attention to natural cues of hunger and satisfaction, so you can stop worrying about calories and really savor your food. Organized by the ten principles of intuitive eating, the cards also feature simple, in-the-moment exercises you can use on the go to help you challenge common misconceptions about food and your body, identify and balance your emotions, and-most importantly-stop feeling so distressed at mealtime.If you're ready to move beyond dieting and start building a better relationship with food-and yourself-this card deck will help you, one day at a time. Keep the cards next to the fridge, on your work desk, or even in your car for gentle reminders, positive reinforcement, and meal-by-meal support-anytime and anywhere.
The Life of Olaudah Equiano first published in 1789 in London, is the autobiography of Olaudah Equiano. The narrative represents a variety of styles, including slavery narrative, travel narrative, and spiritual narrative. The book describes Equiano's time spent in enslavement, and documents his attempts at becoming an independent man through his study of the Bible, and his eventual success in gaining his own freedom. Born in the area that is now southern Nigeria, he was kidnapped with his sister at around the age of 11, sold by local slave traders and shipped across the Atlantic to Barbados and then Virginia. After spells in Barbados and Virginia, he spent eight years travelling the world as slave to a British Royal Navy officer, who renamed him Gustavus Vassa. His final master, an English merchant in Montserrat, let him buy his freedom for GBP40 - almost a year's salary. Equiano worked as an explorer and merchant for 20 years, and eventually settled in England, the country where he had converted to Christianity in 1759. With the encouragement of the Abolitionists, who campaigned against the slave trade, he published his memoirs in 1789. Part of the best selling Capstone Classics Series, this collectable hardback edition is a volume which will occupy a prominent place in any library for years to come.