Health & Wellbeing (198)

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
How To Relax

ISBN: 9781786855381

Author: Laura Milne    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Close your eyes, take a deep breath and unwind… Reaching complete relaxation in the midst of our busy lives might seem hard to achieve, but it’s easier tha...


Close your eyes, take a deep breath and unwind… Reaching complete relaxation in the midst of our busy lives might seem hard to achieve, but it’s easier than you think: a few simple methods and techniques can make all the difference. Bursting with tips, calming statements and activities, How to Relax will provide you with everything you need to channel your inner peace and help you feel content.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 15-09-2018


$27.99
The Bariatric Bible

ISBN: 9781911621010

Author: Carol Bowen Ball    Publisher: Grub Street

After Carol Bowen Ball underwent bariatric surgery she found there was very little practical information for weight-loss surgery patients and as a result she wr...


After Carol Bowen Ball underwent bariatric surgery she found there was very little practical information for weight-loss surgery patients and as a result she wrote the first (and to date only) UK bariatric advice and cookery book – Return to Slender. At the same time she launched BariatricCookery.com a website to support the same patients. A year later she wrote a sequel Return 2 Slender… Second Helpings. Both books have been widely praised by the professional bariatric community as well as pre-op and post-op patients. The recipes in The Bariatric Bible are designed and developed to help at every stage after weight-loss surgery. They are colour-coded to suit the 3 main stages afterwards. These are: the Red or 1st Fluids Stage, the Amber or 2nd Soft/Puréed Stage, the Green or 3rd Eating for Life Stage. They will have a nutritional analysis breakdown. This includes measured calories, protein, carbohydrate and fat levels. Recipes are also further coded for suitability for freezing and for vegetarian eating. A new bariatric lifestyle however isn’t just about food – it is also about exercise, changes in behaviour and relationships, adhering to essential medications; coping with unsettling situations that can de-rail the best of intentions, dealing with social situations like eating out; finding new ideas for a changing body through fashion and beauty advice; and making new healthier habits to replace old destructive ones. As a result the book will be the most comprehensive book of any currently on the market. The book will cover the types of surgery on offer for those who want to know more so that they (along with their bariatric team) can make the best choice from the selection available. It will also look at and advise on the many pre-op diets that are required prior to surgery – sometimes to lose weight as part of the qualification process and also as the liver-reducing diet prior to surgery itself for safe intervention. However, it will mainly focus on advice and recipes for after surgery to help the post-op patient maximise their best chance of long-term success with weight-loss and better health.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 20-07-2018


$55.00
Be A Warrior Not A Worrier

ISBN: 9781786855671

Author: Elizabeth Archer    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

‘You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.’ Eleanor Roosevelt Ditch fear. Discover yo...


‘You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.’ Eleanor Roosevelt Ditch fear. Discover your inner warrior. There is so much to worry about: work, relationships, money, health… But instead of panicking over what could happen, why not choose a different path – one where you let go of worry and focus on getting the most out of life instead? Prepare to discover your inner fearlessness with this collection of simple but effective tips for breaking free of anxiety, tackling obstacles with resilience and resolve, and reaching for your dreams. Bursting with confidence-boosting statements and inspirational quotes from those who tackle life head-on, this book will supercharge your strength and help you become a warrior, not a worrier.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 149 x 195 mm


Publication Date: 09-08-2018


$34.99
How To Quieten Your Mind

ISBN: 9781786855268

Author: Anna Barnes    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Inner peace is within your reach A busy mind is one of the hazards of modern-day life, and it can be a huge drain on your energy and well-being. But be assured:...


Inner peace is within your reach A busy mind is one of the hazards of modern-day life, and it can be a huge drain on your energy and well-being. But be assured: whether you find it difficult to keep unwanted thoughts at bay or you’ve just got a hundred and one things to think about, there are ways to relax and unwind that can be learned, practised and perfected. Filled with helpful tips, soothing statements and calming activities, How to Quieten Your Mind will put you back in the driving seat and help you to feel relaxed, more in control and at peace with yourself.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 09-08-2018


$27.99
You Have The Right To Remain Fat : A Manifesto

ISBN: 9781911545163

Author: Virgie Tovar    Publisher: Melville House UK

A scathing attack on diet culture, fatphobia and ingrained sexism from bold author, activist and body image expert Virgie Tovar. Growing up as a fat girl, Virgi...


A scathing attack on diet culture, fatphobia and ingrained sexism from bold author, activist and body image expert Virgie Tovar. Growing up as a fat girl, Virgie Tovar believed that her body was something to be fixed. But after two decades of dieting and constant guilt, she was over it—and gave herself the freedom to trust her own body again. Ever since, she’s been helping others to do the same. Tovar is hungry for a world where bodies are valued equally, food is free from moral judgment, and you can jiggle through life with respect. In concise and candid language, she delves into unlearning fatphobia, dismantling sexist notions of fashion, and rejecting diet culture’s greatest lie: that fat people need to wait before beginning their best lives.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 127 x 178 mm


Publication Date: 16-08-2018


$24.99
The Walking Stick Tree

ISBN: 9780994118646

Author: Trish Harris    Publisher: Escalator Press

In this remarkable memoir, Trish Harris writes about growing up with acute arthritis – about pain and loss, identity, and living creatively. With quirky illus...


In this remarkable memoir, Trish Harris writes about growing up with acute arthritis – about pain and loss, identity, and living creatively. With quirky illustrations from Sarah Laing, and challenging essays, this book captures a deeply moving experience of knitting a body and soul together.


Bind: paperback


$35.00
Aquafaba

ISBN: 9781911621157

Authors: Sebastien Kardinal, Laura Veganpower    Publisher: Grub Street

Vegan cooking without eggs using the magic of chickpea water From the Latin aqua (water) and faba (beans), aquafaba is the cooking liquid found in tinned beans...


Vegan cooking without eggs using the magic of chickpea water From the Latin aqua (water) and faba (beans), aquafaba is the cooking liquid found in tinned beans and other legumes like chickpeas or the liquid left over from cooking your own. It can be used to replace egg whites in many sweet and savoury recipes. Its unique mix of starches, proteins, fibre and sugars, which are left in the water after cooking, gives aquafaba a wide range of emulsifying, foaming, binding and thickening properties, making it the perfect ingredient in vegan cooking or recipes for those who have egg allergies. It’s amazing to think that this precious liquid that we all threw down the sink could have such incredible properties? This is a real culinary revolution. The authors give all the secrets of aquafaba; how to make your own at home with just chickpeas and water and then how to use it in a dazzling array of recipes. Aquafaba beaten with a whisk produces a mountain of snowy white, giving volume to your muffins, and binding in your pasta. At last for vegans, lemon meringue pie, mousses, mayonnaise, macaroons and meringues are on the menu. Sébastien and Laura have thought of everything. Having created your aquafaba there are even a collection of recipes at the end of the book which use those cooked chickpeas to make hummus, falafels and curries.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 72


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2018


$35.00
The Little Book of Yoga

ISBN: 9781786852809

Author: Eleanor Hall    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

There are plenty of reasons to try yoga – strengthen your body, soothe your soul, reduce stress and many more! This easy-to-digest guide has plenty of tips to...


There are plenty of reasons to try yoga – strengthen your body, soothe your soul, reduce stress and many more! This easy-to-digest guide has plenty of tips to help you get started and is packed with a variety of poses that target a range of abilities. Be inspired to enjoy all that’s best about an AWESOME YOGA LIFESTYLE.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 105 x 148 mm


Publication Date: 07-05-2018


$19.99
Not For Ourselves Alone

ISBN: 9780995102507

Author: Jenny Robin Jones    Publisher: Saddleback

Not For Ourselves Alone traces belonging in its broadest context - for people everywhere and through time. Jenny Robin Jones uses her own experience to track ho...


Not For Ourselves Alone traces belonging in its broadest context - for people everywhere and through time. Jenny Robin Jones uses her own experience to track how, in the modern world, we develop a sense of belonging via our individual self. She finds belonging under attack as never before. The overblown cult of the individual can leave people lonely or alienated from those around them. Society offers salvation by shopping and the single-minded pursuit of profit, but a feeling of emptiness often persists. In conversation with friends and family members, Jenny records how those dear to her are finding their own ways to belonging in spite of difficult circumstances. In essence they are replacing the twentieth-century story of ourselves as either self-interested individuals or just herd animals by a narrative with kindness, compassion and inclusion at its heart.


Bind: paperback


Publication Date: 16-04-2018


$39.99
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