Mind, Body & Spirit
The Anti-Ageing Beauty Bible
This guide to the ageing process by two health and beauty journalists provides ideas for how to look after every part of the body and includes tips from inspirational older women. As well as reviewing tried and tested concealers and anti-ageing products, from neck treatments to hair masks, there is advice on building activity into your life, ‘keeping your marbles’, eating well and facelifts – with and without surgery.
Working With Chi
Practical Ways to Harness Healing Energy
According to ancient Eastern thought, ‘chi’ is a form of energy that animates every living thing on earth and keeping it in balance is essential to health and happiness. This practical guide includes an overview of the philosophical origins of chi; its relationship to the elements and the human meridians; dietary advice; and a photographic guide to Tai Chi and Chi Kung exercises. Slightly off-mint.
The Insider's Guide to Conquering Anxiety
Approaching depression and anxiety with straightforward explanations, simple advice and light-hearted illustrations, this pocket guide discusses the mechanisms that trigger anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, low mood and insomnia and offers tips and activities designed to counter them.
A Mood Apart
Depression, Mania and Other Afflictions of the Self
This groundbreaking work on the science of mood disorders by the distinguished psychiatrist Peter Whybrow has now been updated to include the latest research and considers how the culture surrounding mental illness has progressed since the book was first published in 1997.Off-mint.
With the End in Mind
Dying, Death and Wisdom in an Age of Denial
Despite the inevitability of death, people in Western society often have difficulty discussing and confronting the subject. Having worked with terminally ill patients throughout her career, Kathryn Mannix presents her experiences through more than 30 touching and humorous stories that demonstrate how varied the end can be. She aims to encourage readers to approach death with openness and understanding, and to make the most of their own lives while they can.
The Complete Reiki Tutor
A Structured Course to Achieve Professional Expertise
Reiki as a natural healing technique was rediscovered and developed in the late 19th century. It involves the transferring of energy through the arms and hands, and can be used to heal the self and others. This detailed guide explains the background to the practice and works through first, second and third degree healing. Suitable for beginners, the book also offers advice on how to become a Reiki practitioner.
The Complete Yoga Tutor
A Structured Course to Achieve Professional Expertise
This manual of Hatha Yoga, written by the founder of Dharma Yoga London, is aimed at serious practitioners and aspiring teachers. Step-by-step instructions for 65 asanas (postures) are given, accompanied by notes on the benefits of each and photographs of yoga practitioners executing the pose. Breathing, anatomy and the science and history of yoga are also covered in this comprehensive handbook.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
As relevant today as it was when it was first published in 1989, the seven principles outlined in this handbook are designed to inspire and motivate people of all ages and all occupations to solve their professional or personal problems. Author Stephen R Covey provides a simple, principle-based framework to help individuals, from CEOs to parents, to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.
Controlling Your Mind
A Workbook for Depression, Anxiety and Obsessions
An unsettled mind and intrusive thoughts that cannot be dismissed are key factors in the persistence and severity of anxiety and depression. Based on the techniques of cognitive behavioural therapy, this workbook offers advice on how to identify unhelpful negative reflections, avoid faulty interpretations of their significance and adopt mental self-control strategies to break the cycle, promoting positive thoughts and mindful self-acceptance.
Overcoming Chronic Fatigue
A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques
Explaining possible causes of chronic fatigue, this book includes case studies, exercises, fill-in sections and advice for partners and relatives, and provides a range of strategies that can help people to cope with the condition.
Taoist Astral Healing
Chi Kung Healing Practices Using Star and Planet Energies
Taoist astrology teaches that harnessing the energies of the stars can break cycles of attraction and addiction, promote longevity, and enable us to heal ourselves and others. This step-by-step guide explains its origins and principles and offers practical meditation techniques that are intended to allow the inner and outer universes to become more connected, expanding self-awareness, balancing the emotions and promoting spiritual growth.
The Travels of Sir John Mandeville
The Fantastic 14th-Century Account of a Journey to The East
Although John Mandeville probably never existed and his adventures in the Holy Land, Egypt, India and China are almost certainly fictitious, this travelogue was hugely influential in the development of English literature. Abridged with a new introduction and many original woodcuts. Off-mint.
How Your Body Defends and Protects You
Without an immune system, we could not survive the battle between our microscopic enemies and ourselves. Drawing on sources from ancient Egyptian medical texts to cutting-edge medical science, the academic Catherine Carver explores the many facets of our natural defence system – including how it knows what to attack and what to defend, how diseases try to evade it, and how researchers are designing new drugs to harness its power.
Your Superstar Brain
Unlocking the Secrets of the Human Mind
Combining insights from groundbreaking research with anecdotes from her own life, a neuroscientist here provides an accessible introduction to the evolution and functioning of the human brain. She explains how our personalities, memories and emotions are created, considers the foods, music and activities that can supposedly benefit or harm our intellectual abilities, and examines why our big brains still make bad decisions and reward addictive behaviours.
An Owner's Manual
One in eight women is likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. The American surgeon Dr Kristi Funk provides information on diagnosis and treatment for those living with and surviving the disease; the latest research on lifestyle choices including food, supplements, hormones and exercise; and a long-term risk reduction plan that can be tailored to the individual.
An A–Z Guide for More Than Forty Medical Conditions
Suitable for both the professional and the layman, this illustrated guide to healing massage – the practice of manipulating the muscles and soft tissue – provides information on more than forty health conditions and explains how to use massage to treat them.
The Lean Machines
Eat Well, Move Better and Feel Awesome
The personal trainers and popular YouTubers Leon Bustin and John Chapman advocate a balanced, fad-free approach to well-being, and here they share a variety of nutritious recipes, workout plans and mindfulness tips designed to improve overall health and happiness.
Functional Anatomy of the Pilates Core
An Illustrated Guide to a Safe and Effective Core Training Program
By discussing the six fundamental principles of the Pilates method alongside a clear explanation of functional core anatomy, this illustrated manual demonstrates how to develop proper movement patterns without risking injury.
Through a Glass, Darkly
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the Quest to Solve the Greatest Mystery of All
When Sherlock Holmes’s creator turned to spiritualism to communicate with the dead, many thought him deluded. Re-examining old records, this book investigates the mediums and séances that gained widespread credence among many bereaved by the First World War.