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  • BIG 5
    BIG 5
    CHOPRA SANJIV
    ISBN: 9781743548042
    Title: BIG 5
    Author: CHOPRA SANJIV
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The fundamental promise of every exciting medical discovery, diet, and exercise program is the same: do this, buy this, or eat this and you will look better, live longer, and feel healthier. But few books can make the promise of this one: if you adopt the following five simple habits you will live a longer and healthier life, guaranteed.

    - Drink coffee
    - Exercise regularly
    - Add nuts to your diet
    - Get plenty of vitamin D
    - Meditate regularly

    No gimmicks, no catches, on ifs, ands or buts.

    Presented by a trusted expert, The Big 5 includes easily digestible data from studies conducted by reputable universities, involving thousands of subjects. As there's no profit-driven industry promoting these ideas, many people aren't aware of the incredible benefits of incorporating them into their lives. Now readers can see how these five things offer many more proven benefits than the latest expensive supplements, fad diets, jazzy exercise programs, or state-of-the-art gym equipment.

    Imprint: MACMILLAN
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • BIG LITTLE BOOK OF RESILIENCE : HOW TO BOUNCE BACK FROM ADVERSITY AND LEAD A FULFILLING LIFE
    BIG LITTLE BOOK OF RESILIENCE : HOW TO BOUNCE BACK FROM ADVERSITY AND LEAD A FULFILLING LIFE
    JOHNSTONE MATTHEW
    ISBN: 9781742614328
    Title: BIG LITTLE BOOK OF RESILIENCE : HOW TO BOUNCE BACK FROM ADVERSITY AND LEAD A FULFILLING LIFE
    Author: JOHNSTONE MATTHEW
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Most of us set out quietly hoping for, and secretly expecting, to live a happy, successful and healthy life. But life doesn't always go to plan.
    The Big Little Book of Resilience is about developing flexibility, acceptance and self-compassion when those plans go awry. In this beautifully illustrated book, Matthew Johnstone guides the reader to an understanding of how resilience plays a key role in wellbeing. He offers an accessible roadmap to developing and maintaining resilience and how it can help you overcome and learn from difficult life events.

    Imprint: PAN
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • BIG MAGIC : CREATIVE LIVING BEYOND FEAR
    BIG MAGIC : CREATIVE LIVING BEYOND FEAR
    GILBERT ELIZABETH
    ISBN: 9781408866757
    Title: BIG MAGIC : CREATIVE LIVING BEYOND FEAR
    Author: GILBERT ELIZABETH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration from Elizabeth Gilbert's books for years. Now, this beloved author shares her wisdom and unique understanding of creativity, shattering the perceptions of mystery and suffering that surround the process - and showing us all just how easy it can be.

    By sharing stories from her own life, as well as those from her friends and the people that have inspired her, Elizabeth Gilbert challenges us to embrace our curiosity, tackle what we most love and face down what we most fear.

    Whether you long to write a book, create art, cope with challenges at work, embark on a long-held dream, or simply to make your everyday life more vivid and rewarding, Big Magic will take you on a journey of exploration filled with wonder and unexpected joys.

    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • BLACK SHEEP : THE HIDDEN BENEFITS OF BEING BAD
    BLACK SHEEP : THE HIDDEN BENEFITS OF BEING BAD
    STEPHENS RICHARD
    ISBN: 9781473610842
    Title: BLACK SHEEP : THE HIDDEN BENEFITS OF BEING BAD
    Author: STEPHENS RICHARD
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Richard Stephens became the focus of international media attention in 2009 for his research on the psychological benefits of swearing as a response to pain. Now, fresh from winning the 2014 Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize, Richard's first popular science book uncovers other pieces of surprising and occasionally bizarre scientific enquiry showing that what we at first perceive as bad can, in fact, be good.

    More pub conversation than science book, Richard's writing style is very accessible - both engaging and humorous. Think wasting time is bad? Not always! Research shows that taking time out can help you solve difficult problems. And if you can't be bothered tidying up, well fine, research shows that people are more creative in a messy environment. Swearing is rude but research shows that in some situations it can be a form of politeness. Swearing can also be used as a tool of persuasion.

    Black Sheep casts a slant on a range of human experiences from life to death, sex to romance, from speed thrills to halting boredom and from drinking alcohol (in moderation) to headily excessive bad language. This is a fascinating left-field tour of the world of psychological science. Get ready for the many hidden benefits of being bad that you really won't have seen coming.

    Imprint: JOHN MURRAY
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • BLINK : THE POWER OF THINKING WITHOUT THINKING
    BLINK : THE POWER OF THINKING WITHOUT THINKING
    GLADWELL MALCOLM
    ISBN: 9780141014593
    Title: BLINK : THE POWER OF THINKING WITHOUT THINKING
    Author: GLADWELL MALCOLM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    From the author of The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell's international bestseller Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking is a revolution in the understanding of the mind. An art expert sees a ten-million-dollar sculpture and instantly spots it's a fake. A marriage analyst knows within minutes whether a couple will stay together. A fire-fighter suddenly senses he has to get out of a blazing building. A speed dater clicks with the right person...

    This book is all about those moments when we 'know' something without knowing why. Here Malcolm Gladwell explores the phenomenon of 'blink', showing how a snap judgement can be far more effective than a cautious decision. By trusting your instincts, he reveals, you'll never think about thinking in the same way again. "Trust my snap judgement, buy this book: you'll be delighted". (The New York Times).

    "Compelling, fiendishly clever". (Evening Standard).

    "Brilliant ...the implications for business, let alone love, are vast". (Observer).

    "Should you buy this book? You already know the answer to that". (Independent on Sunday).


    Author, journalist, cultural commentator and intellectual adventurer, Malcolm Gladwell is a staff writer for the New Yorker magazine. His first book The Tipping Point captured the world's attention with its theory that a curiously small change can have unforeseen effects. His other international bestselling books are Outliers, which looks at the stories of exceptional individuals and reveals the secrets of their success, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking and What The Dog Saw, a collection of his most provocative and entertaining New Yorker pieces.

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • BOOK OF WOE : THE DSM AND THE UNMAKING OF PSYCHIATRY
    BOOK OF WOE : THE DSM AND THE UNMAKING OF PSYCHIATRY
    GREENBERG GARY
    ISBN: 9781922070654
    Title: BOOK OF WOE : THE DSM AND THE UNMAKING OF PSYCHIATRY
    Author: GREENBERG GARY
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A riveting exposé of the psychiatric profession's bible from psychotherapist Gary Greenberg, revealing the deeply flawed process by which mental disorders are invented and uninvented - and how suffering has been turned into a commodity. Since its first edition in 1952, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) has been regarded as the leading authority on mental-health diagnosis and research. But throughout the DSM's various iterations, debate has raged over which psychological problems constitute mental illness - homosexuality, for instance, was a mental illness until 1973; and Asperger's gained recognition in 1994, only to see its status challenged nearly 20 years later. By examining the history of the DSM and the controversies over its latest revisions, Greenberg challenges the status quo of modern psychiatric practice. He shows how difficult - even impossible - it is to rigorously differentiate mental illness from everyday suffering; and he sheds light on how the politics behind mental-health classification has caused diagnosis rates of autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and bipolar disorder to skyrocket.

    Drawing on interviews with people on all sides of the debate, on historical examples, and on case studies from his own practice, Greenberg ultimately argues for a more humanistic approach to psychiatry. A combination of lively reportage and biting analysis, The Book of Woe will prove invaluable for expert and casual readers alike.

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • BORN LIARS : We All Do it but Which One are You - Psychopath Sociopath or Little White Liar?
    BORN LIARS : We All Do it but Which One are You - Psychopath Sociopath or Little White Liar?
    LESLIE IAN
    ISBN: 9781786484550
    Title: BORN LIARS : We All Do it but Which One are You - Psychopath Sociopath or Little White Liar?
    Author: LESLIE IAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: FEBRUARY 2017 NEW RELEASE

    Ian Leslie takes us on a fascinating journey which makes us question not only our own relationship to the truth, but also virtually every daily encounter we have.

    Imprint: QUERCUS
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • BOUNCE : THE MYTH OF TALENT AND THE POWER OF PRACTICE
    BOUNCE : THE MYTH OF TALENT AND THE POWER OF PRACTICE
    SYED MATTHEW
    ISBN: 9780007350544
    Title: BOUNCE : THE MYTH OF TALENT AND THE POWER OF PRACTICE
    Author: SYED MATTHEW
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Everyone knows that David Beckham crosses the ball better than anyone else and that Tiger Woods never "chokes". But what are the hidden factors which allow the most successful sports stars to rise above their competitors - and are they shared by virtuosos in other fields? Matthew Syed, bestselling writer and international table-tennis champion (after many hours of practice) takes us on a revelatory exploration of being the best and the true nature of talent. In so doing he debunks many cherished myths – that we can be born brilliant (and that child prodigies prove it); that we are restricted by our genetic make-up; and that social background matters. He also makes some surprising discoveries, including the impact on performance of intense religious belief, why athletes and others ‘choke' and how a Hungarian man turned his daughters into three of the best chess players in history.Entertaining, provoking and positive, BOUNCE reveals how we can ALL be exceptional.

    Imprint: HARPER COLLINS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • BRAINSTORM : THE POWER AND PURPOSE OF THE TEENGAGE BRAIN
    BRAINSTORM : THE POWER AND PURPOSE OF THE TEENGAGE BRAIN
    SIEGEL DANIEL J
    ISBN: 9781922070944
    Title: BRAINSTORM : THE POWER AND PURPOSE OF THE TEENGAGE BRAIN
    Author: SIEGEL DANIEL J
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    In this groundbreaking book, the bestselling author of Parenting from the Inside Out and The Whole-Brain Child shows parents how to turn one of the most challenging developmental periods in their children's lives into one of the most rewarding. Between the ages of 12 and 24, the brain changes in important and oftentimes maddening ways. It's no wonder that many parents approach their child's adolescence with fear and trepidation. According to renowned neuropsychiatrist Daniel Siegel, however, if parents and teens can work together to form a deeper understanding of the brain science behind all the tumult, they will be able to turn conflict into connection and form a deeper understanding of one another. In Brainstorm, Siegel illuminates how brain development impacts teenagers' behaviour and relationships. Drawing on important new research in the field of interpersonal neurobiology, he explores exciting ways in which understanding how the teenage brain functions can help parents make what is in fact an incredibly positive period of growth, change, and experimentation in their children's lives less lonely and distressing on both sides of the generational divide.

    Imprint: SCRIBE
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • BREAKING MAD : The Insiders Guide to Conquering Anxiety
    BREAKING MAD : The Insiders Guide to Conquering Anxiety
    WILLIAMSON ANNA
    ISBN: 9781472937681
    Title: BREAKING MAD : The Insiders Guide to Conquering Anxiety
    Author: WILLIAMSON ANNA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: MAY 2017 NEW RELEASE

    A kick-ass guide to getting one over on anxiety, stress and other conditions that are holding you back. Written by someone who has been there and got through to the other side.

    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • BUDDHISM FOR BUSY PEOPLE
    BUDDHISM FOR BUSY PEOPLE
    MICHIE DAVID
    ISBN: 9781741752137
    Title: BUDDHISM FOR BUSY PEOPLE
    Author: MICHIE DAVID
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The story of how a corporate communications consultant discovered Buddhism is woven through this bestselling, simply written, inspiring introduction to meditation practice and Buddhist philosophy.

    What does it take to be happy? We've all asked ourselves this question at some point, but few of us have found the path to lasting fulfillment.

    David Michie thought he had achieved his life's goals - the high level job, the expensive city apartment, the luxury car, great holidays - but a small voice was telling him he wasn't really happy. A chance remark from a naturopath sent him to his local Buddhist centre. There, he began the most important journey of his life.

    In this simple, beautifully written book, David Michie opens the door to the core teachings of Tibetan Buddhism. With wry, self-deprecating humour, he shows us how he began to incorporate Buddhist practices into his daily life. He explains how he came to understand the difference between the temporary pleasures of ordinary life, and the profound sense of well-being and heart-felt serenity that comes from connecting with our inner nature.

    Every once in a while you come across an extraordinary book with the power to change your life. Buddhism for Busy People is one such book.

    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • BUDDHISM FOR COUPLES
    BUDDHISM FOR COUPLES
    NAPTHALI SARAH
    ISBN: 9781743318102
    Title: BUDDHISM FOR COUPLES
    Author: NAPTHALI SARAH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A practical self-help guide for couples from the author of the bestselling, internationally acclaimed Buddhism for Mothers series.

    Every now and then - not very often - we meet a woman who has mastered the art of being in a couple, who has managed to keep the flame alive long after the honeymoon period and well into the trials of parenting. Sarah Napthali is not one of these women but is happy for readers to learn from her mistakes. With her trademark emphasis on self-compassion, she explains how she has applied Buddhist teachings to patch things up, hold things together and even, on good days, scale the heights of relationship happiness. Written for both men and women, Buddhism for Couples tackles the loaded subjects of housework, anger, sex, conflict and infidelity, before introducing Buddhist strategies that can enrich a relationship.

    Applying Buddhist teachings can improve our relationship by guiding us to delve more deeply into our psyches. Through mindfulness and ever-growing self-awareness, the teachings help us to become more familiar with the workings of our minds and bodies, more aware of our thoughts and beliefs, so that we can see our behaviours with more clarity. Alongside Buddhist teachings, Sarah explores the latest psychological research on relationships and discovers numerous overlaps.

    Humorous and informative, Buddhism for Couples provides a fresh approach to living as a couple, persuading us to leave behind stale, habitual ways of relating that don't seem to work.

    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • BUDDHISM FOR MOTHERS
    BUDDHISM FOR MOTHERS
    NAPTHALI SARAH
    ISBN: 9781742373775
    Title: BUDDHISM FOR MOTHERS
    Author: NAPTHALI SARAH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Become a calmer and happier mother with Buddhism for Mothers.

    Parenthood can be a time of great inner turmoil for a woman yet parenting books invariably focus on nurturing children rather than the mothers who struggle to raise them. This book is different. It is a book for mothers.

    Buddhism for Mothers explores the potential to be with your children in the all-important present moment; to gain the most joy out of being with them. How can this be done calmly and with a minimum of anger, worry and negative thinking? How can mothers negotiate the changed conditions of their relationships with partners, family and even with friends?

    Using Buddhist practices, Sarah Napthali offers ways of coping with the day-to-day challenges of motherhood. Ways that also allow space for the deeper reflections about who we are and what makes us happy. By acknowledging the sorrows as well as the joys of mothering Buddhism for Mothers can help you shift your perspective so that your mind actually helps you through your day rather than dragging you down.

    This is Buddhism at its most accessible, applied to the daily realities of ordinary parents. Even if exploring Buddhism at this busy stage of your life is not where you thought you'd be, it's well worthwhile reading this book. It can make a difference.

    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • BUDDHISM FOR MOTHERS OF SCHOOLCHILDREN : FINDING CALM IN THE CHAOS OF THE SCHOOL YEARS
    BUDDHISM FOR MOTHERS OF SCHOOLCHILDREN : FINDING CALM IN THE CHAOS OF THE SCHOOL YEARS
    NAPTHALI SARAH
    ISBN: 9781741756975
    Title: BUDDHISM FOR MOTHERS OF SCHOOLCHILDREN : FINDING CALM IN THE CHAOS OF THE SCHOOL YEARS
    Author: NAPTHALI SARAH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    With her children at school, a mother is on to a new stage of her life, playing a new role. The daily challenges she confronts have changed, yet for each one Buddhist teachings of mindfulness, compassion and calm are invaluable.

    This book explores those teachings through many scenarios, including managing the stress of numerous deadlines, coping with routine and repetition, answering children's tricky questions about how the world works, fitting in with other parents, managing our fears and expectations for our children, and dealing with difficult behaviours in both children and adults.In her usual warm, wise, inclusive and accessible style, Sarah also suggests ways to share Buddhist teachings with children so they maintain a connection to their own inner wisdom rather than reacting to peers and the media.Within this book, mothers will find the inspiration to be more patient, loving and attentive towards their children, other family members, other parents, but most of all, themselves.

    Sarah Napthali is a mother of two young boys who strives to apply Buddhist teachings in her daily life. She is the author of Buddhism for Mothers, which has sold 60,000 copies around the world and been translated into nine languages to date, and Buddhism for Mothers of Young Children (formerly published under the title Buddhism for Mothers with Lingering Questions). Since the children started school, Sarah is very pleased to report that she manages to meditate (almost) daily.

    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $28.00
  • BUDDHISM FOR MOTHERS OF YOUNG CHILDREN : BECOMING A MINDFUL PARENT
    BUDDHISM FOR MOTHERS OF YOUNG CHILDREN : BECOMING A MINDFUL PARENT
    NAPTHALI SARAH
    ISBN: 9781742371924
    Title: BUDDHISM FOR MOTHERS OF YOUNG CHILDREN : BECOMING A MINDFUL PARENT
    Author: NAPTHALI SARAH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    For all mothers who loved the simplicity and warmth of Buddhism for Mothers, here is the next chapter - Buddhism for Mothers of Young Children (previously published as Buddhism for Mothers with Lingering Questions).

    Juggling working from home and managing a family, and worrying about whether she'll have a future career, Sarah Napthali is now the mother of seven-year-old Zac and the unrelentingly naughty four-year-old Alex. While she's no longer changing nappies or carrying babies, she is contending with the next lot of parenting challenges to which every mother will be able to relate.In her clear and engaging way, Sarah takes us on a journey through these challenges (and the joys!) of raising children, using Buddhist teachings and principles to help her answer the eternal questions of mothers everywhere: Who am I now? Where am I going? And how can I do my best by my children and myself? Writing from personal experience, and weaving in stories from other mothers throughout her narrative, Sarah shows us how spiritual and mindful parenting can help all mothers to be more open, attentive and content.

    Sarah's first book, Buddhism for Mothers, has been read by many mothers who practise Buddhism as well as those we've never before opened a Buddhist book in their lives.

    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • CALM : Vintage Minis
    CALM : Vintage Minis
    PARKS TIM
    ISBN: 9781784872595
    Title: CALM : Vintage Minis
    Author: PARKS TIM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: JUNE 2017 NEW RELEASE

    How do we find calm in our frantic modern world? Tim Parks - lifelong cynic and spirituality-sceptic - finds himself on a Buddhist meditation retreat trying to answer this very question. With brutal honesty and dry wit, he recounts his journey from disbelief to inner peace and tackles one of the great mysteries of our time - how to survive in this modern age. Selected from the book Teach us to Sit Still by Tim Parks VINTAGE MINIS- GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS. Also in the Vintage Minis series- Swimming by Roger Deakin Motherhood by Helen Simpson Work by Joseph Heller Liberty by Virginia Woolf

    Imprint: VINTAGE
    RRP: $7.99
    Price: $7.99
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