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F**k No! How to stop saying yes, when you can't, you shouldn't, or you just don't want to

F**k No! How to stop saying yes, when you can't, you shouldn't, or you just don't want to

Author: Sarah Knight Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/12/2019

The latest no-f**ks-given guide from New York Times bestselling author of the international sensations The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k, Get Your Sh*t Together, You Do You, and Calm the F**k Down. How to stop saying yes when you can't, you shouldn't, or you just don't want to With 2 million copies sold worldwide, Sarah Knight's bestselling No F*cks Given Guides prove that she's the Queen of No: no to a single extraneous f*ck given, to unwanted obligations, overcommitting, and overcomplicating her life. For Sarah, saying no is easy. For the rest of us, it's stress-inducing, blood pressure-raising, teeth-grinding hard. But it doesn't have to be. F**k No! is filled with tips, techniques, and practical strategies that will arm you with not only permission to decline, but plenty of ammunition for doing so. An encyclopedia of examples, a cornucopia of comebacks, a plethora of polite replies: if you're looking to say no (and without being selfish, unlikeable, or mired in missing out), you've come to the right place.

One Living as one and loving it

One Living as one and loving it

Author: Victoria Alexander Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/12/2019

One is about a sense of self. A celebration of individuality, it empowers you to think about how you value and respect yourself while feeling proud to be one of many. It's about trusting your judgement and open-heartedly accepting life's inevitable changes. Warm and wise, One will inspire you to try anything on for size. It recognises our choices are entirely our own, approves of admitting mistakes and encourages you to ask for what you want. One welcomes cosmopolitanism and will bring joy to those who want to live life meaningfully by incorporating beauty and embracing one's own freedoms.

Design Your Next Chapter How to realize your dreams and reinvent your life

Design Your Next Chapter How to realize your dreams and reinvent your life

Author: Debbie Travis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/12/2019

F**k No! How to stop saying yes, when you can't, you shouldn't, or you just don't want to

F**k No! How to stop saying yes, when you can't, you shouldn't, or you just don't want to

Author: Sarah Knight Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/12/2019

The latest no-f**ks-given guide from New York Times bestselling author of the international sensations The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k, Get Your Sh*t Together, You Do You, and Calm the F**k Down. It is something that happens to most of us every day. You are up to your eyeballs in work/childcare/social commitments and someone asks you to do that little something that promises to be the proverbial last straw that broke the camel's back. 'No!' you think. But what do you hear coming out of your mouth? 'Yes, that's great, I'd love to do that.' Why? How on earth . . .?? Do not fret. Help is at hand. In this new no-f**ks-given guide, 'anti-guru' Sarah Knight is going to show you how to stop saying yes when you mean to say no. How to be polite but firm. How to get the message across (nicely) that you really mean it. Read this book and start taking charge of your time and your life.

The No Worries Workbook 124 Lists, Activities, and Prompts to Get Out of Your Head-and On with Your Life!

The No Worries Workbook 124 Lists, Activities, and Prompts to Get Out of Your Head-and On with Your Life!

Author: Molly Burford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/12/2019

Cope with your day-to-day worries in fun, productive, and healthy ways with this creative and interactive guidebook to worrying less. From global warming to FOMO (fear of missing out) and social anxiety to Instagram envy, we all have a lot to worry about, both now and in the future. Worry and stress can feel overwhelming and affect many parts of our daily lives, but most problems can be dealt with in small, bite-sized, and even playful ways. The No Worries Workbook guides you through fun and creative coping exercises that you can do whenever you start to feel the worry take over. Doing a little at a time every day, can help you get through each day with less worry and more productivity. Setting small goals, keeping track of your everyday accomplishments, making personal aromatherapy tools, and doodling, are all activities that can help you breathe and sleep easier-and ultimately worry less. This friendly, fun take on different stress-free activities will help you manage your worries and allows you to be mindful of all the positives in your day-to-day life. With creative activities, quotes, journal prompts, and light cognitive exercises, you'll have all the tips and tricks you need to stop the chronic worrying and start enjoying life.

Making Space Creating boundaries in an ever-encroaching world

Making Space Creating boundaries in an ever-encroaching world

Author: Jayne Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/12/2019

Life is a battleground, and it's all because of our boundaries; the physical, emotional, and mental ones we have or, all too often, don't have. And they're fluid too because we relax them for people we trust and want to let in and assert them for those we're not so sure about. They're also dependent on how we see ourselves; if we're low in confidence, self-esteem or self-worth, then our boundaries can quite often be flimsy. If we've been hurt, our boundaries can become impenetrable which can lead to us feeling alone, isolated and worthless. Topics will include: the boundaries of others (why they sometimes smart), professional boundaries, the boundaries we have with different family members, our friends, boundaries for carers (inc. parents), time boundaries, and boundaries which are sometimes forced upon us when we're unwell.

New Smart How Nurturing Creativity Will Help Children Thrive

New Smart How Nurturing Creativity Will Help Children Thrive

Author: Terry Roberts, Howard Gardner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/12/2019

Super Consciousness The Quest for the Peak Experience

Super Consciousness The Quest for the Peak Experience

Author: Colin Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/12/2019

When Colin Wilson died in December 2013, one perceptive obituary writer suggested that, despite the seemingly diverse subject matter of his books, Wilson's legacy lay in the field of consciousness studies. This is undoubtedly true. In Super Consciousness (first published in 2009), Wilson, nearing the end of his creative life, decided to succinctly summarise the ideas he had developed during years of research first as an existentialist philosopher and a psychologist, and later as an explorer of the occult. In the Foreword Wilson states: I am now 75, and most of my life has been devoted to a search for what might be called `the mechanisms of the Peak Experience', or `power consciousness'. This book might be regarded as a kind of DIY manual of how to achieve it. Peak Experience - the experience of sudden overwhelming happiness - is a concept coined by the American psychologist Abraham Maslow (1908-1970), but while Maslow believed that Peak Experience could not be induced, Wilson thought otherwise. He points out that boredom and lack of purpose are among the most destructive states we can experience, and instead emphasises the importance of acknowledging the reality of free will and actively evolving our own consciousness to find deep meaning and joy in every part of life. In this fascinating and optimistic work, Wilson looks at what we can learn from the Peak Experiences of Yeats, Blake, Satre, Nietzsche, Robert Graves and other luminaries, revealing the process of how we too can gain incredible insight into the deepest mysteries of existence.

Happy Relationships 7 Simple Secrets that Create Harmony and Growth

Happy Relationships 7 Simple Secrets that Create Harmony and Growth

Author: Sam Owen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/12/2019

Few things promise us greater happiness than our relationships - yet few things more reliably deliver misery and frustration. HAPPY RELATIONSHIPS delivers an expert programme that returns joy to that troubled relationship in your life, be that with a partner or a loved one. Life coach and NHS therapist, Sam Owen, calmly takes us through the key issues of our relationships from the trigger points to the joyous moments. She offers solutions and practical advice on: - How to establish a solid friendship foundation - How to manage conflict well - How to demonstrate daily appreciation - The secret to empowering one another - How to build and become a team - How to establish shared goals Taking us around the key issues of relationships, from arguments to sex, forgiveness to communication, making sure that success in love need never again be just a matter of luck.

Flaunt Drop Your Cover and Reveal Your Smart, Sexy and Spiritual Self

Flaunt Drop Your Cover and Reveal Your Smart, Sexy and Spiritual Self

Author: Lora Cheadle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/12/2019

Mapping Cloud Nine

Mapping Cloud Nine

Author: Steven Kotler Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 05/12/2019

Kintsugi The Japanese Art of Embracing the Imperfect and Loving Your Flaws

Kintsugi The Japanese Art of Embracing the Imperfect and Loving Your Flaws

Author: Tomas Navarro Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/12/2019