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In the Company of Women | Paperback
Over 100 exceptional and influential women describe how they embraced their creative spirit, overcame adversity, and sparked a global movement of entrepreneurship. Media titans and ceramicists, hoteliers and tattoo artists, comedians and architects—taken together, these profiles paint a beautiful picture of what happens when we pursue our passions and dreams.
- 360 pages
21.34 x 3.05 x 25.65 cm
101 Things To Do When You Can't Get To Sleep
Do you spend your nights tossing and turning, watching the clock, staring into the abyss, anxiously thinking about tomorrow?
It is time to take back the night! Whether you want tips to help you sleep, imaginative ways to be productive and reduce anxiety, or just fun alternatives to battling the bedsheets, you ll find all you need here. This is the ultimate book to take the stress out of the small hours.
- 128 pages
10.8 x 1.2 x 14.2 cm
The sleep meditations in this beautifully illustrated book are written specifically to help the reader slow down a busy mind, let go of the day and relax into a restful night's sleep. All the senses are gently engaged to enhance the process, and research now shows that imagining a sea breeze or a still lake is as mentally beneficial as being there. Similarly, meditations included help the reader to put down their worries and turn them over to the unconscious world, and welcome in calm and restoring energy.
The visual design of the book has been created to enhance the relaxing reading experience, with plenty of space to breathe...
- Involves a series of meditations
- 160 pages
13.4 x 1.8 x 18 cm
Grounded: A Companion for Slow Living
Grounded (adjective): used to describe a person who has a good understanding of what is really important in life. This book is your entry into a world that spins slowly and draws its inspiration from the earth, the ocean, the sun and the sky.
Organised into chapters for the four seasons, each project will lead you to discover a new way to practise slow living and weave nature into your everyday life. Build a garden bed and plant seeds. Watch your vegetable garden grow, and pluck a tomato or two to make a salad. Go on a walk in the woods, build a campfire and then read the moon.
Rediscover a childlike joy of nature through over 20 projects to cook, make or do outside. Grounded is the ideal way to put down your devices and spend time in natural surrounds with your friends, your family and, of course, yourself.
- 192 pages
19.56 x 2.41 x 24.51 cm
Beautifully Said | Discover a Muse, Spark an Idea & Find your Voice.
Beautifully Said, which brings together 100 quotes from famous and accomplished women, is an inspring gift for any girl or woman. Looking for a quote by a woman to inspire your daughter, sister, mother, or friend? This is the book for you.
Did you know that only 5% of the entries in the defacto bible of quotations are attributed to women? In fact, more quotes are attributed to Anonymous than to female authors.
- Includes Nobel Peace Prixe winner Malala Yousafzai, author Laura Ingalls Wilder, surfer Lea Brassy, Facebook executive and author Sheryl Sandberg, mountaineer Alison Levine, ballet dancer Misty Copeland, children's author Beatrix Potter, chef and author Julia Child, designer Iris Apfel, and many more.
- The perfect gift idea for female empowerment.
- 128 pages
18.54 x 2.79 x 18.42 cm
Pairing simple truths with charming, whimsical illustrations, Be Happy gently encourages you to rediscover life's simple pleasures that add up to a happy life - to show up, stay inspired, live in the moment, dance, unplug...and just get a good night's sleep.
A little gem of wit and wisdom, this deluxe package - with a gorgeous red, textured cover; slightly larger trim; and brand-new spreads -- makes for an irresistible keepsake, and a meaningful gift for grads, new parents, newlyweds, or anyone starting down a new path in life.
- 128 pages
11.43 x 1.91 x 13.97 cm
Simply Living Well
In this timely and motivational guide, author Julia Watkins shares rituals, recipes, and projects for living simply and sustainably at home. For every area of your household--kitchen, cleaning, wellness, bath, and garden--Julia shows you how to eliminate wasteful packaging, harmful ingredients, and disposable items.
Practical checklists outline easy swaps (instead of disposable sponges, opt for biodegradable sponges or Swedish dishcloths; choose a bamboo toothbrush over a plastic one) and sustainable upgrades for common household tools and products.
Projects include scrap apple cider vinegar, wool dryer balls, kitchen bowl covers and cloth produce bags, non-toxic dryer sheets, all-purpose citrus cleaner, herbal tinctures and balms, and more, plus recipes for package-free essentials like homemade nut milk, hummus, ketchup, salad dressings, and veggie stock.
- 288 pages
17.78 x 3.09 x 22.86 cm
The Little Book of Kindness
The Little Book of Kindness will teach you how to be kind to yourself, to strangers, to those you love, to the world - every day, at every opportunity.
Prompted by the seeming hopelessness of the world around her, Bernadette Russell undertook a pledge to be kind to a stranger every day for a year. The experience left her wanting to inspire others. The Little Book of Kindness is packed with fun ideas, practical tips and interactive exercises that encourage you to 'be kind' in every area of life - online, to strangers, to the environment, in your community, to yourself - and change the world, one act of kindness at a time.
- 128 pages
14.61 x 1.27 x 18.1 cm
Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
Rupi Kaur is a writer and artist based in Toronto Canada. At the age of 5 she began to draw and paint - a hobby picked up from her mother. Being an immigrant from India she was unable to speak in English with the other children at school. This naturally meant a lot more time alone. But once she picked up the language books became her best friends.
Milk and Honey is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. Milk and Honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.
- 208 pages
12.7 x 1.27 x 19.56 cm
True leadership comes from within, a place of deep calm and focus, that allows you to respond to any situation as it arises. In Mindful Leadership, you'll learn how to draw on those inner reserves through Mindfulness Meditation, a tool you can use to achieve focus and clarity, reduce stress, and develop the presence of mind to meet any number of challenges.
The book opens up a world of meditation exercises that can be done anywhere, anytime (no chanting or patchouli required!) and that are the gateway to improved decision making, improved time management, enhanced team effectiveness, greater productivity, and more on-the-job inspiration and innovation.
- Details the nine ways in which leaders can incorporate Mindfulness into every aspect of their lives
- Illustrates how meditation and business actually do mix
- Essential for anyone interested in anticipating and serving client needs
- The author coaches executives throughout North America and is quoted widely in the media
Heal | Pete Evans
So many of us are looking for practical changes we can make to nourish our body, be more active and find meaningful connection - ways to be stronger, happier and healthier, in a fast-paced world.
In Heal, Pete Evans shares some of his favourite ways to live well - simple actions anyone can take to improve their health.
Pete begins with what he knows best - food - and offers suggestions on how to eat and drink in ways that will support your wellbeing. Next, he explores different ways to move and play that are known to positively influence physical and mental health. There are ideas on how to relax your body and mind, including massage and meditation, as well as the best strategies for restorative sleep. Finally, Pete explores activities that promote creativity, self-awareness and connection with other people, which are all essential to emotional wellbeing.
With ideas to inspire everyone to make a change in their lives - no matter how big or small - Heal will help you to find the path to your healthiest self.
About the Author
Pete Evans is an internationally renowned and household chef, restaurateur, author and television presenter. His passion for food and a healthy lifestyle inspires individuals and families around the world.
A love of food saw Pete begin his career as chef and restaurateur at the age of 19, opening numerous award-winning restaurants nationally as well as cooking in some of the finest restaurants globally.
Pete has not only cooked for the general public, but he's also cooked a royal banquet for the Prince and Princess of Denmark, a private dinner for Martha Stewart, and even represented his hometown at the gala G'Day USA dinner for 600 in NYC.
Pete's career has moved from the kitchen into the lounge room with many TV appearances including Lifestyle Channel's Home show, Postcards from Home, FISH, My Kitchen Rules, Moveable Feast, The Paleo Way and Food is Medicine.
It's safe to say he knows his stuff, with over 10 bestselling cookbooks inspiring individuals and families in their kitchens around the world.
Pete's also a simple guy. He loves his family, the ocean, surfing, and maintaining his own healthy lifestyle. When he changed his life to The Paleo Way of living, an abundance of mental, physical, and emotional changes followed. This paved the way for Pete's belief that food can be medicine, and that it should be our first port of call for a healthier life.
Do One Thing Every Day That Inspires You
This book offers an inspiring quote, activity, or prompt for every day of the year, with space for readers to create, brainstorm, and have epiphanies.
Daily doses of wisdom and inspiration from famous artists, writers, architects, musicians, chefs, crafters, actors, and more will excite, uplift, and pump creativity.
Readers are invited to accept challenges that push them out of their comfort zones- draw a round figure using only lines; coin a word; open a book at random, read a page and illustrate it; set a shopping list to a melody.
The journal is not dated and can be started at any point.
Do One Thing Every Day That Centers You
A guide filled with advice and prompts for reflection, helping you appreciate your experiences and adding extra meaning to your life.
Daily life is frenzied. We know we should slow down, but recognizing the opportunities to do so can be tough. This journal will guide you to appreciate the places, people, and experiences that give peace to your mind, solace to your body, and meaning to your life.
Throughout, sage advice from artists to athletes to business leaders along with suggested activities and reflections will help you to be more present and aware. Record a year’s worth of your daily intentions and introspections, and by the end you may even find the elusive center.
This journal is perfect for recent graduates, milestone birthdays, or as a year-end holiday gift to kick off "New Year, New You" projects.
About the Authors
Robie Rogge is a packager and idea-maker from New York City. She has created best-selling guided journals for Abrams, Chronicle Books, Clarkson Potter, and the Museum of Modern Art.
Dian G. Smith is a freelance writer and public school teacher. She is the writer of Do One Thing Every Day That Scares You, My New Baby and Me, Hanukkah Lights, and more.
Format: Diary, Journal or Blank Book
Number Of Pages: 368
Dimensions (cm): 15.1 x 11.8 x 2.6
Daring & Disruptive
Vibrant, game-changing CEO Lisa Messenger shares an insightful account of her rollercoaster ride as the creator and founder of the globally popular Collective Hub, the hip magazine of inspiration for disrupters and innovators of all stripes--with bold ideas on how you can stay on track and remain true to whatever your passion may be.
Speaking to the new generation of innovators, game changers, and disrupters who want to succeed in a fast changing and often vexing world, Daring and Disruptive: Unleashing the Entrepreneur is a personal and honest chronicle of Lisa Messenger's various business endeavors, including her shrewd launch of her innovative entrepreneurial magazine, Collective Hub.
-Invest in yourself
-Know your "why"
-Realize that failure is another word for experience
-Break free of the traditional thinking around what a career should look like
Whether you're a budding entrepreneur, corporate ladder-climber, or a seasoned business owner, Daring and Disruptive is a powerful and practical guide that can help you dig deep, stay on message, and stay true to your ideas in challenging times (so if you're thrown to the wolves, you'll have the strength to come out leading the pack).
Clearing emotional clutter
Altman first helps you realize what your baggage consists of and how to transform or jettison it. He then shows how to avoid the daily danger of accumulating new emotional clutter. No matter how fraught your life or relationships may be, you can cleanse, heal, or accept the old wounds, mistakes, and disappointments. With Altman’s lifestyle tools, you’ll discover how to address your past, better deal with the present, and cultivate the best possible future. Start fresh with Clearing Emotional Clutter.
Book About Love
Number one bestselling science writer Jonah Lehrer explores the “only happiness that lasts”—love—in a book that “is interesting on nearly every page” (David Brooks, The New York Times Book Review).
Weaving together scientific studies from clinical psychologists, longitudinal studies of health and happiness, historical accounts and literary depictions, child-rearing manuals, and the language of online dating sites, Jonah Lehrer’s A Book About Love plumbs the most mysterious, most formative, most important impulse governing our lives.
Love confuses and compels us—and it can destroy and define us. It has inspired our greatest poetry, defined our societies and our beliefs, and governs our biology. From the way infants attach to their parents, to the way we fall in love with another person, to the way some find a love for God or their pets, to the way we remember and mourn love after it expires, this book focuses on research that attempts, even in glancing ways, to deal with the long-term and the everyday.
The most dangerous myth of love is that it’s easy, that we fall into the feeling and then the feeling takes care of itself. While we can easily measure the dopamine that causes the initial feelings of “falling” in love, the partnerships and devotions that last decades or longer remain a mystery. “Lehrer uses scores of detailed vignettes to traverse a complicated intellectual landscape, eventually arriving at modern theories of love…He is a talent” (USA TODAY), and A Book About Lovedecodes the set of skills necessary to cultivate a lifetime of love. Love, Lehrer argues, is not built solely on overwhelming passion, but, fascinatingly, on a set of skills to be cultivated over a lifetime.
A Job To Love | The School of Life
Alongside a satisfying relationship, a career we love is one of the foremost requirements for a fulfilled life.
Unfortunately, it is devilishly hard to understand oneself well enough to know quite where one's energies should be directed.
A Job To Love is designed to help us out of some of these impasses. It is a guide to how we can better understand ourselves and locate a job that is right for us.
With compassion and a deeply practical spirit, this book guides us to discover our true talents and to make sense of our confused desires and aspirations before it is too late.
About the Author
The School of Life is dedicated to developing emotional intelligence through the help of culture - believing that a range of our most persistent problems are created by a lack of self-understanding, compassion and communication. We operate from ten physical campuses around the world, including London, Amsterdam, Seoul and Melbourne. We produce films, run classes, offer therapy and make a range of psychological products. The School of Life Press publishes books on the most important issues of cultural and emotional life. Our titles are designed to entertain, educate, console and transform.
5 Love Languages | Revised Edition
Falling in love is easy. Staying in love—that’s the challenge! How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands, conflicts, and just plain boredom of everyday life'
In the #1 New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages, you’ll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide. Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing, Dr. Gary Chapman’s proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner—starting today.
The 5 Love Languages is as practical as it is insightful. Updated to reflect the complexities of relationships today, this new edition reveals intrinsic truths and applies relevant, actionable wisdom in ways that work.