Self Help Books

Wanting a less stressful life? Looking to try out the latest mindfulness techniques to help ease your anxious mind, or looking for the best ways to get a job or start your own business. LoveReading’s new Self Help section has been created to offer you the best books for all your needs.

Menopausing

Menopausing

Author: Davina McCall Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/05/2022

'Menopausing is more than just a book, it's a movement. An uprising. Menopause affects every woman, and yet so many approach it with shame, fear, misinformation or silence. Why is no one talking about this? Who has the correct information? And how can we get it? That's how this book has come about. We are going to tell you the truth, so you can make an informed decision about your life and your body ... mic drop.' For too long, women have had to keep quiet about the menopause - its onset, its symptoms, its treatments - and what it means for us. Menopausing will build an empowered, supportive community to break this terrible silence once and for all. By exploring and explaining the science, debunking damaging myths, and smashing the taboos around the perimenopause and menopause, this book will equip women to make the most informed decisions about their health... and their lives. Menopausing will also celebrate the sharing of stories, enabling women to feel less alone and more understood, and talk openly and positively about menopause. No more scaremongering: just evidence-based info No shame: real women, real menopause stories, real empathy, real community Honest, no-holds-barred advice: Dry vagina? Zero sex drive? Hair loss? We've got it covered The start of a movement: to get everyone talking about the menopause in every home, GP surgery and workspace

The Mind Manual

The Mind Manual

Author: Alex George Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/05/2022

Dr Alex is on a mission to empower us to make our own health choices, take positive control and feel equipped and inspired to make those small changes today that energise and future-proof for life. 'Health and happiness come from the cumulative effects of many small and positive daily changes to our lifestyle. It's about building sustainable and healthy habits - taking small and purposeful steps to a healthy future. By the end of the book I hope my readers have developed their own "bespoke health toolkit" to be used across every aspect of their lives, and to make long-lasting and meaningful change.' What you do consistently has a direct impact on your day-to-day health, your immune system, your mental health, your metabolism, your bone density, your heart health, your blood pressure, your energy levels and how you fight disease genreally. Your lifestyle is often your body's biggest support system and the more robust you can make that, the more you can rely on it to get you through. Think of it like your life insurance policy.

Get Changed

Get Changed

Author: Kat Farmer Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/03/2022

Get Changed is for the countless women out there who are wondering whether they know who they are anymore. Loss of identity is an experience all too familiar to Instagram style guru and professional stylist Kat Farmer. In her own life, she found that fashion helped her regenerate herself and rediscover her confidence. In Get Changed, Kat's authentic, down-to-earth voice, trademark humour, and insights into some of her personal anxieties make you feel like she's right there in the room with you. The book delivers the personal stylist experience to readers, a step-by-step practical guide to building the ultimate new wardrobe. Borrowing from the structure of a recipe book, the prep, the ingredients and the method, Kat breaks down the process with easy-to-remember tips and tricks; the reader will come away inspired and confident that they can build a wardrobe of clothes they love. Most importantly, Kat will show that finding your confidence again and discovering the new you can be as simple as getting changed. The book covers all the basics - sorting out and assessing your current wardrobe, working out what works for your body type and your lifestyle, how to shop successfully, key wardrobe pieces (crucially that will work together) all tackled with Kat's helpful, warm and funny approach.

Ten Survival Skills for a World in Flux

Ten Survival Skills for a World in Flux

Author: Tom Fletcher Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/02/2022

To thrive in the twenty-first century, we all need to understand the challenges coming our way. And start adapting, now. We all know there are major, overlapping, global crises ahead of humanity: climate change, mass migration, new warfare, big tech, further pandemics, authoritarian capitalism. Rather than be daunted, this book charts a way that we can respond. With expertise from his work at the highest levels of international politics, education, activism and business, Tom Fletcher offers a practical manifesto that can help us transform the way we learn, live, and work together. Amongst its key survival skills, this book offers ideas on how we renew education, restore society and reimagine the future. It helps us chart a course to take back control, to find purpose, and to become better ancestors. It helps us to learn the language of technology - without thinking like computers. It offers 39 steps that each of us can start to take today to boost our survivability. Vital, practical and accessible, this is a book about how we can anticipate the threats and opportunities of tomorrow and be ready for them - individually and collectively.

A Cure for Darkness

A Cure for Darkness

Author: Alex Riley Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/02/2022

After years of experiencing depression himself – during which was prescribed anti-depressants and underwent therapy – award-winning science writer Alex Riley began to question the effectiveness of the available treatments for what has become “one of the world’s most prevalent disorders”. In A Cure for Darkness, Riley tells his own story before delving into centuries of science and treatments, illuminating past and present methods, as well as new hopes, for the future of mental health. It's a fascinating look at the treatment of depression that blends popular science, narrative history, and memoir.

Self-Contained Scenes from a single life

Self-Contained Scenes from a single life

Author: Emma John Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/01/2022

There is a piece of cod-wisdom regularly dispensed to single women: romance will arrive when you least expect it. I had assumed it would also make its own travel arrangements too. Emma John is in her 40s; she is neither married, nor partnered, with child or planning to be. In her hilarious and unflinching memoir, Self Contained, she asks why the world only views a woman as complete when she is no longer a single figure and addresses what it means to be alone when everyone else isn't. In her book, she captures what it is to be single in your forties, from sharing a twin room with someone you've never met on a group holiday (because the couples have all the doubles with ensuite) to coming to the realisation that maybe your singleness isn't a temporary arrangement, that maybe you aren't pre-married at all, and in fact you are self-contained. The book is an exploration of being lifelong single and what happens if you don't meet the right person, don't settle down with the wrong person and realise the biggest commitment is to yourself.

Bigger Than Us

Bigger Than Us

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

For anyone seeking a path through our confusing lives, this read offers inspiration for tapping into the strength and support of those around us and releasing the blockers that hold us back. Including interviews with authors, thought-leaders, spiritual guides as Cotton calls them "amazing brains", she works with these wise minds to gain a better understanding of their specialities and how we can use this insight and advice to implement into our own lives. As Cotton peels back the layers of her own anxiety and self-limiting beliefs the reader joins her in this explorative, expansive, eye-opening and humbling journey to wisdom and to the destination of a happier and more hopeful life.

This Book Could Fix Your Life

This Book Could Fix Your Life

Author: New Scientist, Helen Thomson Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/01/2022

We all want to be happier, more successful and less stressed, but what really works? From building confidence and boosting creativity to forming better relationships and getting smarter (and healthier), This Book Could Fix Your Life explores the real science behind self-help. HOW TO BOOST YOUR IQ THE SCIENCE OF SUCCESSFUL DATING HOW TO BREAK BAD HABITS HOW TO ACE EXAMS WHAT TO EAT TO FEEL HAPPIER HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE HOW TO LIVE HEALTHIER LONGER Award-winning science writer Helen Thomson has zero desire to become a lifestyle guru, she just wants to help us understand the often surprising truths behind meditation, resilience, addiction, willpower, love, good sleep, CBT, success, dieting, antidepressants, intelligence and much, much more. Full of fascinating evidence-based advice pulled from the very latest research and packed with experiments you can try on yourself (including one guaranteed to lift your mood), this book really could help you fix your life.

Money Mum Official: Save Yourself Happy Your Ultimate Money Tips Guide

Money Mum Official: Save Yourself Happy Your Ultimate Money Tips Guide

Author: Gemma Bird Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/01/2022

A self-proclaimed natural-born saver Gemma has made a lifestyle out of being canny. At 17 she bought her first £7,000 car and by 23 juggling 3 jobs she'd saved up enough to pay off her mortgage. Now aged 40, she's mortgage free with 2 children and has never earned more than £25,000 per annum.  It's a brilliant story of triumph through adversity, she didn't have wealthy parents, a pot of money to fall back on and was on a low income. Nothing came easy for Bird, but through hard work and her savvy attitude, she's become someone you'll want to follow. Whether Instagram or TikTok is your social preference, follow Money Mum and keep up-to-date with the latest and greatest money saving hints and tips. I can't get enough of her. As Bird says: "Money is not a secret recipe that only rich people know. It’s a mindset and an attitude that anyone can have." Now, just in time to help you tackle rising inflation, Bird has written a book full of practical advice to help you reboot your finances without feeling the pinch. I was mentally clocking each and every tip as as I hungrily read away. I'm rubbish with money and although some of this I knew, it's a great usable and tangible guide that can help anyone get their money management back on track. And there are loads of things I didn't know and hadn't thought about and that's the beauty of this book. Bird has done the hard work for you. With advice on everything from making your hard-won money that little bit smarter, getting discounts and savings, to turning assets into revenue streams to building financial security and having difficult conversations and involving the children, she's thought of everything. And don't forget the glossy glossary to help you navigate the jargon. The LoveReading LitFest invited Gemma Bird to the festival to talk about Money Mum Official: Save Yourself Happy.  The digitally native, all year round, online literature and books festival, with new content released every week is a free-for-all-users festival. What are you waiting for? Check out a preview of the event and sign up to become a member. 

Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?

Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?

Author: Dr Julie Smth Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/01/2022

Discover exactly how to navigate life's many ups and downs with the essential and empowering guidance of TikTok sensation, Dr. Julie Drawing on years of experience as a clinical psychologist, online sensation Dr Julie Smith shares all the skills you need to get through life's ups and downs. Filled with secrets from a therapist's toolkit, this is a must-have handbook for optimising your mental health. Dr Julie's simple but expert advice and powerful coping techniques will help you stay resilient no matter what life throws your way. Written in short, bite-sized entries, you can turn straight to the section you need depending on the challenge you're facing - and immediately find the appropriate tools to help with . . . - Managing anxiety - Dealing with criticism - Battling low mood - Building self-confidence - Finding motivation - Learning to forgive yourself This book tackles the everyday issues that affect us all and offers easy, practical solutions that might just change your life.

A Degree in A Book: Marketing

A Degree in A Book: Marketing

Author: John Jessup, Joel Jessup Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2022

Ultra-readable and illuminating, John Jessup’s A Degree in a Book: Marketing is essential for anyone involved in the marketing field, whether you’re starting out as a student, about to begin your first role, a long-time marketer, or run your own business. Packed with full-colour photos, infographics, diagrams and jargon-busting glossaries, this book - like the best marketing practices - could not be clearer or more credible (the author has almost 50 years’ experience of the industry). Leading readers through lively, visual explanations of marketing economics, consumer behaviour, market research, ethics, branding, and the use of psychology, the book also covers the history of marketing, with the author explaining (for example) that branding can be traced back to the Roman Empire and China’s Song Dynasty. Within these themed chapters, the author presents fascinating biographies of brands (e.g. Kelloggs, Disney, Lego, Apple, Netflix and Co-op) and key individuals. For example, we learn that Josiah Wedgewood pioneered money back guarantees and “buy one, get one free” offers in the 18th-century. This guide is also of the moment, with extensive coverage of engagement marketing and digital marketing, and a chapter on how the pandemic has changed everything (thereby requiring marketers to change, too). 

Awaken Your Power Within

Awaken Your Power Within

Author: Gerry Hussey Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/12/2021

'You are an infinite being with infinite potential. All you need to do is open yourself to a new consciousness, a true vision of who you really are and awaken to the power within' From leading health and performance coach, Gerry Hussey, comes a powerful guide to transforming your mind, body and soul. In Awaken Your Power Within, Gerry tells an open, honest and mind-blowing story of self-discovery that takes us inside the heart and mind of a young boy who dared to ask deeper questions about the mind and soul. Bringing together insights from psychology, neuroscience, gut health, quantum physics, mindfulness and philosophy, the book shows you how to break free from limiting and self-destructive habits and reclaim your inner world, so that you can live as your truest and most powerful self. From letting go of the fear of not being enough to opening up a deeper level of consciousness, Awaken Your Power Within is a life-changing introduction to the limitless possibilities of which you are capable.

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