Mind, body, spirit: thought and practice

The Enchanted Life

The Enchanted Life

Author: Sharon Blackie Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/06/2021

A thought-provoking book that almost shakes thoughts loose and sets them free in a bid to reclaim the enchantment within ourselves and the natural world around us. There are concerning studies that suggest: “the brains of people in this generation might be developing differently because of their almost constant interaction with technology”. This book explores history and myth, other peoples musings and findings, through to Sharon’s own thoughts in order to offer us the tools to find the enchantment again, to relish and really live with it. Dr Sharon Blackie is an award winning writer and we are confirmed fans here at LoveReading. Sharon is our June Author in the Picture, editorial expert Joanne said If Women Rose Rooted creates: “a richly interesting perspective on other ways of living” and I simply adored the 13 bitingly beautiful stories in Foxfire, Wolfskin and Other Stories of Shapeshifting Women. She is also a psychologist and mythologist, she understands our need to connect to the world around us. From the first few paragraphs The Enchanted Life really resonated with me, it made me stop and listen, it captured and thoroughly provoked my thoughts before setting me on the trail: “to live an enchanted life is to fall in love with the world all over again”. I read, I agreed, I believed, The Enchanted Life is a meaningful and truly lovely book that I can thoroughly recommend.

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Blue Spaces

Blue Spaces

Author: Dr Catherine Kelly Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/04/2021

Why do so many of us feel drawn to water? Researchers around the globe are increasingly intrigued by our psychological response to blue space: oceans, rivers, lakes, canals and waterfalls. Research is showing that they are good for us, inducing a positive mood and reducing negative feelings. Many people naturally gravitate towards the nearest blue space for their regular walks. There is an innate soothing quality that water brings, whether it's crashing waves, the gentle lapping beat of the water's edge or the reflections we see... Water brings on a meditative, 'blue mind' state. Dr Catherine Kelly uses the study of Blue Mind, a term coined by Dr Wallace Nichols, which explores the study of water and why it makes us happy, to explore and understand the importance of blue space (water environments) and their therapeutic benefits. Looking at the most up-to-date research and evidence that supports its importance for our wellbeing, she suggests how we can all integrate blue mind practices into our lives, providing examples and exercises that anyone can use to enhance their mental health. *** You can hear Catherine Kelly explore our emotional connection to water and the therapeutic benefits of cold water swimming at A Day at the Riverside, 18th September.

Thrive Through Yoga

Thrive Through Yoga

Author: Nicola Jane Hobbs Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/12/2017

Whether you long to live with less stress, reduce anxiety, find the confidence to follow your dreams or simply find more happiness and meaning in your everyday life, Thrive Through Yoga will take you on a journey towards health, strength and freedom. Thrive Through Yoga unites ancient wisdom with modern psychology to create a revolutionary route to freedom from the anxieties and worries of 21st-century living.

eBooks of the Month
Mindful Running

Mindful Running

Author: Mackenzie L. Havey Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/10/2017

Brings together scientific research, expert analysis and elite athlete contributions to reveal how relating to your mind, body and surroundgins in a new way can help you run longer and faster, as well as offer a boost to your overall mental, emotional and physical health.

eBooks of the Month
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.

eBooks of the Month
Happiness A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill

Happiness A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill

Author: Matthieu Ricard Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2015

Although we are materially better off than ever before, surveys show that we are depressed and listless. In his revolutionary book, Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard shows that happiness is not just an emotion, but a skill that can be developed. Free of jargon, Happiness contains simple exercises that will train the mind to recognize and pursue happiness by concentrating on the fundamental things in life, and in doing so change the way we view the world.

You Do Know Learning to Act on Intuition Instantly

You Do Know Learning to Act on Intuition Instantly

Author: Becky Walsh Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/02/2013

Becky Walsh explains how interactions without ego-judgement affect us positively in friendship, business, relationships, family and community. This shift will change our world dramatically from both a personal and global perspective, as we realise that intuition is the key to the shift in consciousness that humanity needs to fix the problems we currently face.

eBooks of the Month
May Cause Miracles A 6-Week Kick-Start to Unlimited Happiness

May Cause Miracles A 6-Week Kick-Start to Unlimited Happiness

Author: Gabrielle Bernstein Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/01/2013

Gabrielle Bernstein shows that by making small changes to your life, adopting a miraculous mindset, the impossible becomes possible. Her plan offers help in releasing fear and allowing gratitude, forgiveness and love to flow. It may be body image, relationships, finances or negativity causing you problems, following May Cause Miracles encourages miraculous change.   Like for Like Reading You Can Heal Your Life, Louise L Hay Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway, Susan Jeffers

eBooks of the Month
Lagom

Lagom

Author: Linnea Dunne Format: Ebook Release Date: 29/09/2017

Warum sind die Schweden so glucklich? Der Lifestyle-Ratgeber Lagom (schwedisch fur: "e;nicht zu viel, nicht zu wenig, also gerade richtig"e;) bringt schwedisches Lebensgluck nach Hause. Denn glucklich sein hat nicht immer nur etwas mit der aktuellen Situation zu tun, es ist viel mehr die Lebenseinstellung und das Talent die richtige Balance zu finden. Die Autorin zeigt, was alles zum Lagom-Feeling gehort: neben der Ausgeglichenheit im Alltag, gesunder Ernahrung und dem passenden Interior, sind Umweltschutz und der richtige Umgang mit seinen Mitmenschen ebenso wichtige Faktoren. Dies alles ergibt den Lagom-Lifestyle.

Me Time Journal

Me Time Journal

Author: Jessica Sanders Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/01/2021

In a frenzied world, self-care offers you the stabilising routine you need to nurture both mind and body. Me Time helps you to make self-care a restorative, everyday practice – even when you might only have one minute free.  Follow its four simple steps to transform yourself from surviving to thriving: What actually is self-care?: start by exploring the idea of self-care as a holistic practice for mind, body and soul;  I work at my self-care: reflect on your self-beliefs and discover what it takes to set up and maintain a nurturing routine;  I make time for my self-care: commit to original, time-savvy acts, from one-minute rituals through to day-long adventures;  I support my self-care: find resources, checklists and recommendations to help you day-to-day.  Your wise, inspiring and sensible friend, this healing book effortlessly guides you through everything you need to know to carve out time for self-care and make these moments count.  Remind yourself that you are worthy of your own care with Me Time.