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Mind & Body - books to help you be better

Whether you are continuing your health journey or just beginning, our Mind & Body section will help you be better, at Mindfulness, Moving or managing each day more efficiently. Have a look through our collection and fulfil your potential today! Looking for more lifestyle literature? Check out our Lifestyle & Health selection.

The Book of Joy

The Book of Joy

Author: Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/09/2016

'I want to wish all of you joy-because there is no better gift. Two spiritual masters, the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, share their wisdom in this uplifting book. I promise you, it's the best $26 you can spend.' Oprah Winfrey Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardships - or, as they would say, because of them - they are two of the most joyful people on the planet. In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu travelled to the Dalai Lama's home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness's eightieth birthday and to create this book as a gift for others. They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question: how do we find joy in the face of life's inevitable suffering? They traded intimate stories, teased each other continually, and shared their spiritual practices. By the end of a week filled with laughter and punctuated with tears, these two global heroes had stared into the abyss and despair of our times and revealed how to live a life brimming with joy. This book offers us a rare opportunity to experience their astonishing and unprecedented week together, from the first embrace to the final goodbye.

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Mindfulness for Women Declutter Your Mind, Simplify Your Life, Find Time to 'Be'

Mindfulness for Women Declutter Your Mind, Simplify Your Life, Find Time to 'Be'

Author: Claire Irvin, Vidyamala Burch Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/02/2016

No matter who we are, or what stage of life we are at, we all long for similar things; to be happy, connected with others, in touch with a sense of calm and peace, vital, alive and joyful. And we long to be able to ride out the tough patches that hit all of us from time to time with some degree of grace and dignity. The good news is that we can fulfil these longings at any time, in any place. They are only a moment away, a breath away. We can learn how to be comfortable with our body, know and understand our mind, and love our heart. It isn't difficult, long-winded or time-consuming. In doing so you'll feel happier in your own skin, less stressed, more confident, more capable and more at ease with yourself and life. This is what Mindfulness for Women is about. It is a practical guide to coming home to yourself in each present moment. To finding the ledge behind the waterfall. To resting in the depths of the ocean rather than being tossed about by surface waves. Mindfulness is a potent antidote to anxiety, stress, depression, exhaustion and irritability. It leads to a greater sense of contentment and can also reduce addictive and self-destructive behavioural patterns. This book will enable you to experience the benefits for yourself. It's not designed as a lengthy course but is solutions-based. It's fast - evidence shows that a little bit of mindfulness goes a long way. It's also bespoke - you can read all of it cover to cover, or simply dip in and out, depending on what you want to focus on. You can listen to whichever meditation track suits you at any given time and you can run tracks together if you want to meditate for longer periods. It's designed to suit your life and priorities now and well into the future.

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The Ladybird Book of Mindfulness

The Ladybird Book of Mindfulness

Author: Jason Hazeley, Joel Morris Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2015

This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them. The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. The subject of the book will greatly appeal to grown-ups. The eight books in the series feature original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text. The other books in the series are: - The Ladybird Book of Dating - The Ladybird Book of Sheds - The Ladybird Book of The Hipster - The Ladybird Book of the Mid-Life Crisis - The Ladybird Book of the Hangover - How it Works: The Husband - How it Works: The Wife.

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I am Here Now A Creative Mindfulness Guide and Journal

I am Here Now A Creative Mindfulness Guide and Journal

Author: The Mindfulness Project Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2015

An essential guide to mindfulness, filled with tools and practices that can enhance our well-being. (Arianna Huffington). Be here now with exercises to challenge your powers of observation, investigation and cultivation and bring new awareness to your senses, thoughts and emotions. Practise meditation with the I am here now audio track, guided by internationally renowned mindfulness teacher Tara Brach. Use the field notes pages to record your findings and capture your insights. Mindfulness is a simple and very powerful practice of training our attention. It's simple in that it's really just about paying attention to what's happening here and now (i.e. sensations, thoughts, and emotions) in a non-judgemental way. It's powerful because it can interrupt the habit of getting lost in thoughts, mostly about the future or past, which often generates more stress on top of the real pressures of everyday life. (The Mindfulness Project).

The Mindfulness Diet Eat in the 'Now' and Be the Perfect Weight for Life - With Mindfulness Practices and 70 Recipes

The Mindfulness Diet Eat in the 'Now' and Be the Perfect Weight for Life - With Mindfulness Practices and 70 Recipes

Author: Patricia Collard, Helen Stephenson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2015

Heal your relationship with food with mindfulness - techniques and recipes to eat your way to your perfect weight. Mindfulness is the new attitude to living. Taking an attitude of mindful awareness to eating will not only help you appreciate every mouthful, but reward you with a whole new way to eat that heals your food issues. If you've always wanted to eat better and manage your weight, The Mindful Diet is for you. There's no dieting, calorie-counting or fasting - by changing your approach to feeding yourself, you can tune in to your 'body wisdom' and begin to eat less of what you don't need, while filling up nourishing foods that help you reach the weight you'll be happy with for life. The recipes in this book are simple and nutritious, so you can cook fast, but eat slow, with appreciation and mindful awareness of every delicious bite. DISCOVER: * How to tune into your body and eat the foods you really needand achieve your best weight.* Freedom from cravings - how to beat emotional eating.* Mindful eating plans to keep you on track.* 70 quick and easy recipes - breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks.* The essential Mindfulness techniques that will transform your eating habits forever. Eat your way to your perfect weight!

The De-Stress Effect Rebalance Your Body's Systems for Vibrant Health and Happiness

The De-Stress Effect Rebalance Your Body's Systems for Vibrant Health and Happiness

Author: Charlotte Watts Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/03/2015

The De-Stress Effect is a new revolution in eating, exercise and relaxation that will return you to vibrant health by gently bringing balance back to your body and your life. The fast pace of modern life and the constant pressure we put on ourselves to keep doing and achieving can keep us locked in patterns of giving in to food cravings, negative habits and self-criticism - keeping our minds and bodies on constant alert. This disruption to the natural rhythms of our body can lead to all kinds of complications that are hard to resolve, including anxiety, depression, insomnia, IBS, weight gain, fertility problems and skin issues. Presenting the latest research on how we can finally heal this damaging cycle, The De-Stress Effect will give you the space to truly feel what is right for your health and your life - realistically, intuitively and with compassion. With a low-stress preparation, six-week eating plan for optimum nutrition, mindfulness practices, yoga sequences and exercise routines, this book will soothe you back to a happier, healthier you, whatever your life's demands.

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Mindfulness Diet Eat in the 'Now' and be the Perfect Weight for Life - With Mindfulness Practices and 70 Recipes

Mindfulness Diet Eat in the 'Now' and be the Perfect Weight for Life - With Mindfulness Practices and 70 Recipes

Author: Dr. Patrizia Collard, Helen Stephenson Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/01/2015

Mindfulness is the new attitude to living. Taking an attitude of mindful awareness to eating will not only help you appreciate every mouthful, but reward you with a whole new way to eat that heals your food issues. If you've always wanted to eat better and manage your weight, The Mindful Diet is for you. There's no dieting, calorie-counting or fasting - by changing your approach to feeding yourself, you can tune in to your 'body wisdom' and begin to eat less of what you don't need, while filling up nourishing foods that help you reach the weight you'll be happy with for life. The recipes in this book are simple and nutritious, so you can cook fast, but eat slow, with appreciation and mindful awareness of every delicious bite. DISCOVER: * How to tune in to your body and eat the foods you really need and achieve your best weight * Freedom from cravings - how to beat emotional eating * Mindful eating plans to keep you ontrack * 70 quick and easy recipes - breakfasts,lunches, dinners and snacks * The essential Mindfulness techniques that will transform your eating habits forever Eat your way to your perfect weight!

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Practising Happiness How Mindfulness Can Free You From Psychological Traps and Help You Build the Life You Want

Practising Happiness How Mindfulness Can Free You From Psychological Traps and Help You Build the Life You Want

Author: Ruth A. Baer Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/01/2014

Mindfulness is a way of paying attention that originates in Eastern meditation traditions but is increasingly discussed and practiced in Western culture. It is usually defined as focusing one's complete attention on present-moment experiences in a nonjudgmental and accepting way. Buddhist traditions suggest that the cultivation of mindfulness through the practice of meditation reduces suffering and cultivates positive qualities, such as insight, wisdom, compassion, and equanimity. In recent years, the Western mental health community has adapted mindfulness meditation practices for use in medical and mental health settings, and several interventions based on mindfulness training are now widely available. Those with the best scientific support include mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). These treatments can be applied to a wide range of problems, disorders, and populations and the evidence increasingly supports their efficacy. Mindfulness Skills to Overcome Stress, Anxiety and Unhappiness is the first self-help book to integrate the wisdom, skills, and practices available from the four leading evidence-based mindfulness treatments (MBSR, MBCT, DBT, and ACT).

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Help! How to Become Slightly Happier and Get a Bit More Done

Help! How to Become Slightly Happier and Get a Bit More Done

Author: Oliver Burkeman Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/01/2011

How do you solve the problem of human happiness? It's a subject that has occupied some of the greatest philosophers of all time, from Aristotle to Paul McKenna - but how do we sort the good ideas from the terrible ones? Over the past five years, Oliver Burkeman has travelled to some of the strangest outposts of the 'happiness industry' in an attempt to find out. In Help!, the first collection of his popular Guardian columns, Burkeman presents his findings. It's a witty and thought-provoking exploration that punctures many of self-help's most popular myths, while also offering clear-headed, practical and often counterintuitive advice on a range of subjects, from stress, procrastination and insomnia to wealth, laughter, time management and creativity. It doesn't claim to have solved the problem of human happiness. But it might just bring us one step closer.

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If you feel like a bit of a makeover is in order, but know that quick fixes never work, then our new Mind, Body and category could be perfect for you.

We have a selection of books that will give you the knowledge to make changes to your life physically, intellectually, and emotionally.

From books on better backs to coping better with relationship break ups all the books can help in some way, but please don’t expect any quick fixes or miracle cures!