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In January 1996 Suzanne's first child, Timothy, was born. He had a mysterious, undiagnosed condition. Ninety minutes later, in his dad's arms, he stopped breathing. This is the true story of what happened next. When your child has a condition that can't be cured, where do you look for answers? In the first year they looked to doctors. In the second year they looked to holistic practitioners. In the third year they looked within. This book is about how Suzanne, and Tim's dad, learnt to trust their own instincts, through dreams and intuition. It's about the way an apparently fragile, highly vulnerable individual can create the perfect conditions for personal happiness and even spiritual awakening in others.
Do you struggle to find peace and quiet? Do you yearn to disconnect, find an escape, slow down and just breathe? Are you overwhelmed by modern life? The simple solution lies in this book. Rooted in the ancient Zen philosophies that ground her work, French Buddhist nun, Kankyo Tannier, will show you how to channel the power of SILENCE to get back in control of your thoughts and access the refuge that lies in your mind. Using her practical on-the-go tools, you'll learn how to overcome stress and capture the moments of golden stillness that will transform all areas of your life, for an enhanced wellbeing and sense of fulfilment. Kankyo's warm and engaging voice, spiritual insights, plus a sprinkling of French charm make this an accessible pleasure to read. Switch off the noise and discover the calm and comfort you need to navigate this fast-paced world. Unlock and practise the wisdom of SILENCE; stop surviving, pause, listen, and start thriving.
Not everything is about you (but this book is). Still figuring it all out? Cool, so are we. Feel It Out is a guide to celebrating where you are now, even if heartbreaks, career setbacks, growing pains, and preconceptions about where you should be by now are getting in your way. Think of this as a coming-of-age book for adults, a self-love pep talk that will teach you how to get to the core of who you are and find out what you truly want, to cultivate a hot and heavy relationship with YOU, first and foremost. This approachable and empowering book offers everything you need to cut through the noise, feel your feelings, treat yourself well, and get yourself right, so you can get out there and live your best and most exciting life.
The Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller From the author of the phenomenal multi-million copy bestseller The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down Hearing the words 'be good to yourself first, then to others' was like being struck by lightning. Many of us respond to the pressures of life by turning inwards and ignoring problems, sometimes resulting in anxiety or depression. Others react by working harder at work, at school or at home, hoping that this will make ourselves and the people we love happier. But what if being yourself is enough? Just as we are advised on airplanes to take our own oxygen first before helping others, we must first be at peace with ourselves before we can be at peace with the world around us. In this beautiful follow-up to his international bestseller The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down, Buddhist monk Haemin Sunim turns his trademark wisdom and kindness to self-care, arguing that only by accepting yourself - and the flaws which make you who you are - can you have compassionate and fulfilling relationships with your partner, family and friends. Even products labelled 'limited edition' are made on a production line with hundreds that are exactly the same. But there is only one you in the world. *** Haemin writes beautifully and simply... these vital life lessons resonate deeply and easily Miranda Hart The world could surely use a little more love, a little more compassion, and a little more wisdom. In Love for Imperfect Things, Haemin Sunim shows us how to cultivate all three, and to find beauty in the most imperfect of things-including your very own self Susan Cain, New York Times bestselling author of Quiet Heartwarming, calming and simple. But also filled with wisdom and powerful truths that will teach us to love ourselves first in order to transform our relationships with our loved ones Hector Garcia, author of IKIGAI - The Japanese secret to a long and happy life A wonderful book to accompany The Things You Can See... page by page, he shows you how to reclaim your freedom and your life Professor Mark Williams, author of the bestselling Mindfulness A real treasure. It teaches us that compassion is at the heart of healing . . . starting with ourselves. I highly recommend this book Christiane Northrup, MD, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom You can be the most amazing human being in the world and everyone sees rays of light, love, and genius when they look at you, but if you yourself don't know it, all of that external admiration doesn't matter one bit. Haemin Sunim teaches you ways to love yourself first, instead of loving the idea of other people loving you. It makes a world of difference Marc and Angel Chernoff, New York Times bestselling authors of Getting Back to Happy
Wellness encompasses every aspect of your life, from the spiritual to the social. Treating your mind and body with equal care and compassion, this little book is brimming with beneficial tips and healing quotations. It will guide you on the path to greater well-being for lasting health and happiness.
She comes with one burning question in her heart. Are you ready to be true to yourself? Fragrance of Freedom celebrates Heena Vasani's remarkable East to West journey. It is the tender story of her determination to forgive, heal, overcome and transform the shadow and pain of a deep ancestral wound into compassionate teachings for conscious and modern parenting. This book touches on the Indian conditioning and belief systems Heena was born into, and highlights the lens through which she perceived the world - where traditional roles, family expectations and strict rules both governed and silenced her young life. Drawing on her personal experience of being a mother, Heena's unique style portrays her radiant teachings. With simple yet penetrating dialogue, she offers her readers a transparent enquiry into the true nature of motherhood and with gentleness, returns them to the essence of Life itself. Fragrance of Freedom is the result of an extraordinary inner journey and the transformation of personal suffering into the flowering of spiritual awareness. It is both a prayer and a mother's call to action on behalf of children everywhere.
'A marvellously beautiful and sensitive book.' Jon Kabat-Zinn 'Inspiring.' Professor Mark Williams, author of Mindfulness: A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world You breathe 22,000 times every day. How many are you really aware of? International bestselling and award-winning author Dr Danny Penman provides a concise guide to letting go and finding peace in a messy world, simply by taking the time to breathe. Known side effects: You will start to smile more. You will worry less. Life won't bother you so much. Dissolve anxiety, stress and unhappiness, enhance your mind and unleash your creativity with these simple exercises. And with each little moment of mindfulness, discover a happier, calmer you. It really is as easy as breathing... Now translated into nine languages.
Sleep well at the end of a busy day with 50 easy exercises. Here is the antidote to a cycle of sleepless nights. This book offers instant and effective methods which can help you get to sleep and stay asleep - as well as feel refreshed wherever you are and whatever you are doing. Drawing on a wide range of proven psychological techniques, cognitive behavioural therapy and emotional brain training Love Your Self Sleep will help you find some rest in a frantic world. 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, Energy.
Rebalance and harmonize your life with 50 easy exercises. Pausing means taking a step back from the busy-ness, allowing yourself a moment to be with the world the way it is. It means reflecting on what is happening, noticing what you are doing and how you are feeling. A pause sounds small and insignificant but, used wisely, it offers a way to reset and renew yourself. 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: Energy, Calm, Sleep.
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. 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.
Feel calm and happy with 50 easy exercises. Here is the antidote to the clamour and strain of everyday living, a means of breaking the vicious cycle of stress. This book offers instant and effective ways to slow down and find some serenity - wherever you are and whatever you are doing. Drawing on a wide range of proven psychological techniques, cognitive behavioural therapy and emotional brain training, Love Your Self Calm will help you find some inner peace in a noisy world. 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, Energy, Sleep.