Coping with stress

Bigger Than Us

Bigger Than Us

Author: Fearne Cotton Format: Audiobook Release Date: 20/01/2022

Calm anxiety through connection; Find happiness through purpose; Feel comfort in the universal; Think bigger to unlock you. In her brand-new book, Fearne Cotton seeks out the insight and advice of wise minds to explore what they can teach us to achieve happiness, connection and hope. Fearne weaves her own journey of discovery and personal stories with the deep knowledge, ancient practices and emotional tools of renowned spiritualists and thought leaders. With their help, she peels back layers of anxiety and self-limiting beliefs to find contentment and deeper meaning. Down-to-earth and relatable, Bigger Than Us is divided into three universal lessons that we can all learn, no matter who we are or what we believe: love, awareness and communication. From intuition and energy to the law of attraction, ritual, prayer and signs, Fearne explores positive ideas and exercises that are available to every single one of us. Bigger Than Us is for anyone seeking a path through our confusing lives and offers inspiration for tapping into the strength and comfort around us and releasing the blocks and insecurities that hold us back.

Audiobooks of the Month
The Wild Remedy: How Nature Mends Us - A Diary

The Wild Remedy: How Nature Mends Us - A Diary

Author: Emma Mitchell Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/12/2021

Compellingly personal, and resplendent with hand-drawn illustrations, Emma Mitchell's The Wild Remedy is a treat for confirmed nature-lovers, and a trove of inspiration for those of us who are looking for fresh ways to enrich and mend our mental and physical wellbeing.  Charting the author’s observations of nature through the year, this diaristic delight frames its purpose in the context of “the countryside being a means of easing melancholy, inspiring creative thought and hastening recovery”. A context made all the more profound in view of the fact that the author has suffered with depression for 25 years, and finds much solace in nature. Reading this honest, generous-spirited book feels a little like you’re exploring trails and lesser-trodden paths alongside the author, encountering all manner of birds, blooms, butterflies and shoreline finds along the winding way. Packed with personal insights and wonderfully sensory descriptions of the natural world, this will surely inspire many of us to turn to the awe-inspiring outdoors to find joy and peace in the coming year.

eBooks of the Month
Mrs Hinch: Life in Lists

Mrs Hinch: Life in Lists

Author: Mrs Hinch Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2021

Filled with brand new lists to get you organised well beyond your cleaning cupboard, as well as all your favourite Hinch lists! Hi guys and welcome to my brand-new notebook of actual dreams: Life in Lists! I am so overwhelmed by the amount of love I receive about The Little Book of Lists. I get messages every day about how useful you find it! So now, I want to give you even more . . . In Life in Lists, you'll find brand new self-care lists to provide the ultimate you-time, including. . . - Gratitude Lists - Make Your Dreams Come True pages - Me Time Lists Not only that, Life in Lists also has all of your favourite Hinch Lists, Tadaas and Fresh'n Up Fridays, along with new Monthly and Seasonal Hinch Lists, making it the ultimate notebook for a more mindful, organised life! There is also a whole section of blank lists to help you organise your days your own way - whether that's shopping lists, meal planning, birthdays or important dates to remember, these pages are for you to use however you like. Whether you're in need of some relaxation or simply planning for the week ahead, these lists will allow to you to do a little bit of self-care, reflect back on all the amazing things in life and focus on your goals for the future. I really hope you guys enjoy Life in Lists as much as I've loved putting it together for you! Lots of Love Always, Soph xx 

How Can I Stop Worrying?

How Can I Stop Worrying?

Author: Kay Johnson Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/03/2020

How Can I Stop Worrying? contains a concise 5-step process to help the reader worry less. Using their own experiences of finding and applying stress management techniques over the years, the steps depicted in the book are ones that they use to overcome the stress associated with everyday life. At the end of each chapter, there’s a summary of the key points discussed that I think would be really useful, especially if you take a break between chapters. Not only is each chapter simply, concisely named, but there are also headings throughout to break up the information and everything is written in a clear, conversational style.  The five-step process demonstrates what the author does when worry strikes. The techniques try to help the reader form the habit of thinking more positively about a situation, thereby reducing the levels of stress and worry in their everyday life. Later in the book, the technique is also applied to letting go of the past and building self-confidence which I thought were useful applications. This is a very insightful book, and the author shares personal insight and examples of how the techniques she adopts worked for her. I think that How Can I Stop Worrying? is a nice example of someone pulling all of their years of research together in order to help other people. As is clearly stated in the book, I wouldn’t mistake it for medical advice. I would describe this book as a single experience shared, that can be related to and perhaps learnt from.

Indie Books We Love
The Self-Care Revolution

The Self-Care Revolution

Author: Suzy Reading Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/12/2017

What if it were possible to help ourselves thrive, rather than simply survive? The Self-Care Revolution is designed to help and restore your day-to-day energy reserves so that, rather than running on empty, you will have the strength and spirit to excel with whatever life brings. Discover the Vitality Wheel - a complete body and mind Self-Care Toolkit that will boost your health, happiness and resourcefulness. 

Exercise Your Way to Health : Stress - Exercise Plans to Improve Your Life

Exercise Your Way to Health : Stress - Exercise Plans to Improve Your Life

Author: Debbie Lawrence, Sarah Bolitho Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/05/2011

As with all the Exercise Your Way to Health guides, there is a substantial section containing detailed, step-by-step exercises. Designed to relieve the symptoms of stress, they are also vital aids to tackling the causes, providing relief from a condition that can be as devastating as it is widespread.

eBooks of the Month