Health & Wellbeing (189)

It's OK Not To Be OK

ISBN: 9781786859853

Author: Claire Chamberlain    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

What’s normal anyway? Into every life some rain must fall. Nobody is fine all the time, and if you’re feeling down or struggling with serious problems, you...


What’s normal anyway? Into every life some rain must fall. Nobody is fine all the time, and if you’re feeling down or struggling with serious problems, you’re not alone. This clear and comforting guide is here to help you understand the mental health issues that can affect us all, and to help you look after your mind, body and soul. Touching on a range of topics, including anxiety, depression, loneliness, stress and self-esteem, this is a book for anyone and everyone who needs good advice, fresh ideas and kind words.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 111 x 154 mm


Publication Date: 27-09-2019


$29.99
Go Wild

ISBN: 9781786857729

Author: Chris Naylor    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

The world is yours to explore The great outdoors is the beating heart of our world, but modern life is pulling us ever further away from it. Spending our time s...


The world is yours to explore The great outdoors is the beating heart of our world, but modern life is pulling us ever further away from it. Spending our time shut away indoors and hunched over screens, we’ve lost touch with nature, and it’s harming our health and our happiness. But it’s never too late to find our way back. This book will help you find a way of reconnecting with the great outdoors. Whether you like to walk, run or swim, admire the wildlife or forage for wild foods, within these pages there will be something to inspire you to get out into the fresh air and reignite your sense of wonder at the world around you. Nature is a balm for the body and soul, so escape the pace of the everyday and set yourself free: get out there, find adventure, and go wild!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 186 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 14-03-2019


$45.00
The Little Book of Vegetarianism

ISBN: 9781786857736

Author: Alexa Kaye    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Being veggie is easier than you think, whether you want to take your first flexitarian steps or are cutting out meat and fish for ethical, environmental or heal...


Being veggie is easier than you think, whether you want to take your first flexitarian steps or are cutting out meat and fish for ethical, environmental or health reasons. This easy-to-digest guide, packed with nutritional tips, food and drink guides and shopping know-how, will inspire you to enjoy all that’s best about an ECO-FRIENDLY LIFESTYLE.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 105 x 148 mm


Publication Date: 15-03-2019


$19.99
The Friendship Maze

ISBN: 9781786854957

Author: Tanith Carey    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Friendship battles among children have existed since the words ‘you can’t play with us’ were first uttered in the playground. But the worry is that today ...


Friendship battles among children have existed since the words ‘you can’t play with us’ were first uttered in the playground. But the worry is that today it seems there is no minimum age limit to being hurtful to others. Unkind or exclusive behaviour appears to be starting sooner than ever – even in nursery school – and continues throughout the school system. As a result, friendship issues top the list of parents’ concerns, and, from the other side of the school gates, they can often feel powerless. This book will change that as parenting writer Tanith Carey analyses the increasingly complex shifting social pressures changing the face of childhood, having drawn on extensive research on children’s friendships. She offers practical solutions for building your child’s social skills for a happier, more carefree childhood, including how to: Help your child deal with classroom and social media politics. Inoculate your child against the effects of peer-group pressure, cliquiness and exclusion. Learn what’s really going on in your child’s social circle. Bully-proof your child throughout school. Work out when to step in and step out of your child’s conflicts. Help your child make friends if they are stuck on the side-lines.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 15-03-2019


$29.99
This Chair Rocks A Manifesto Against Ageism

ISBN: 9781911545262

Author: Ashton Applewhite    Publisher: Melville House UK

From childhood on, we’re barraged by messages that it’s sad to be old. That wrinkles are embarrassing, and old people are useless. Author and activist Ashto...


From childhood on, we’re barraged by messages that it’s sad to be old. That wrinkles are embarrassing, and old people are useless. Author and activist Ashton Applewhite believed them too—until she realised where this prejudice comes from and the damage it does. Lively, funny, and deeply researched, This Chair Rocks traces Applewhite’s journey from apprehensive boomer to pro-ageing radical, and in the process debunks myth after myth about late life. The book explains the roots of ageism—in history and in our own age denial—and how it divides and debases. It examines how ageist myths and stereotypes cripple the way our brains and bodies function, looks at ageism in the workplace and the bedroom, exposes the cost of myth of independence, critiques the portrayal of olders as burdens to society, describes what an all-age-friendly world would look like, and concludes with a rousing call to action. Whether you’re older or hoping to get there, this book will shake you by the shoulders, cheer you up, make you mad, and change the way you see the rest of your life.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 138 x 216 mm


Publication Date: 07-03-2019


$34.99
Hygge Everyday

ISBN: 9788416500956

Author: Gemma Villegas    Publisher: Monsa

We are the result of our experiences, hence, focusing on what is carried out in our day by day is what makes life extraordinary. This illustrated journal presen...


We are the result of our experiences, hence, focusing on what is carried out in our day by day is what makes life extraordinary. This illustrated journal presents 10 artists from all over the world that take small daily luxuries, nature and welfare as inspiration to evoke instants of fleeting happiness.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 31-12-2018


$49.99
Every Morning, So Far, I’m Alive

ISBN: 9781988531618

Author: Wendy Parkins    Publisher: Otago University Press

Every morning, so far, I’m alive is about what it’s like to live in a world where shaking a stranger’s hand, catching a taxi or touching a door handle are...


Every morning, so far, I’m alive is about what it’s like to live in a world where shaking a stranger’s hand, catching a taxi or touching a door handle are fraught with fear and dread. This memoir charts the author’s breakdown after migrating from New Zealand to England: what begins as homesickness and career burn-out develops into depression, contamination phobia and OCD. Increasingly alienated from all the things that previously gave her life meaning and purpose – family, work, nature, literature – the author is forced to confront a question once posed by the young Virginia Woolf: ‘How is one to live in such a world?’ In this fiercely honest memoir Wendy Parkins, a former English professor, explores what it means to belong and feel at home, and how we are shaped by our first environments, both familial and physical. Describing the gradual process of recovery – as well as its reversals – it shows that returning to health can be about rediscovering how we came to be who we are, without becoming trapped by our narratives of origin. Like coming home, recovery is never quite what we expect it to be, however much we long for it. Beautifully written, intensely moving and threaded with self-deprecating humour, Every morning, so far, I’m alive is about claiming the right to tell our own story and learning to embrace the risks that the messy unpredictability of life always entails.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 220


Dimensions: 150 x 230 mm


$35.00
The Institute of Sexology

ISBN: 9780957028562

Publisher: Gestalten

A candid exploration of the most publicly discussed of private acts--sex--and those who have devoted their lives to studying it. Looking at key sexologists thro...


A candid exploration of the most publicly discussed of private acts--sex--and those who have devoted their lives to studying it. Looking at key sexologists throughout history including Sigmund Freud, Marie Stopes, and Alfred Kinsey, this book investigates how sex research has shaped our current attitudes toward sexual behavior and identity. From anthropological surveys and questionnaires to ancient sex toys and machines, The Institute of Sexology presents fascinating findings alongside a wide range of rare documents, artworks, photographs, and erotica from the past. Spanning several centuries, the book delves deeply into sexual practices and conventions from all over the world at different time periods. From raunchy ancient carvings to 1920s erotic postcards, The Institute of Sexology proves that kink has been around for longer than you think. The book's compilation of sexually progressive memorabilia opens a visually stimulating discussion on the topics of sexual freedom and fetishism. Through their documentation of courtship rituals from faraway lands and their historical government-sponsored sexual questionnaires, sexologists encourage us to take a critical look at our approach to sexual practices. Sexologists have hugely influenced our attitude toward this most basic of subjects, yet The Institute of Sexology reminds us that while contemporary reservations on sexuality are being loosened, there were times in the past when sex and sexual identity were explored much more openly. Preconceived ideas are thrown out the window in this richly illustrated book that suggests our understanding of sex is in constant evolution. The Institute of Sexology highlights the profound effect that the gathering and analysis of information can have in changing attitudes and lifting taboos.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 245 x 285 x 23 mm


Publication Date: 18-11-2014


$47.50
365 Ways to Feel Amazing

ISBN: 9781786857699

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Do you want to be a more amazing you? Tap into the power of happiness every day with this useful collection of self-care ideas, well-being tips, mindful activit...


Do you want to be a more amazing you? Tap into the power of happiness every day with this useful collection of self-care ideas, well-being tips, mindful activities and inspiring words. From exercising well to positive thinking, this little book will help you be your best self.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 148 x 115 mm


Publication Date: 11-02-2019


$19.99
365 Ways to be Inspired

ISBN: 9781786857675

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Do you want to be an inspired, more innovative you? Tap into your creativity every day with this motivating collection of imaginative and crafty ideas, top tips...


Do you want to be an inspired, more innovative you? Tap into your creativity every day with this motivating collection of imaginative and crafty ideas, top tips, invigorating activities and wise words. Light up your mind with this little book of inspiration.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 148 x 115 mm


Publication Date: 11-01-2019


$19.99
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