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“You have cancer.”
These are perhaps the most feared three words that will ever come out of a doctor’s mouth, and more and more people are hearing them. Yet most people do not realize they can reduce their risk of getting cancer and improve their chances of surviving a cancer diagnosis by making six fundamental changes in their lifestyle.
Research shows that 50 to 70 percent of cancer can be prevented and cancer survivors can live longer and better if they change their daily habits and live more healthy lives. People are waiting for a cure to cancer, when the most promising antidote is already here, and it doesn’t come in a syringe or a pill.
Readers of ANTI-CANCER LIVING will learn about The Mix of Six—the key lifestyle factors that are scientifically linked with cancer risk and outcome. In a society that remains embedded in an illness model of health care, ANTI-CANCER LIVING empowers people to engage in a life of wellness.
This incredible book holds all you need to know in order to find happiness. From an author who is highly trained in the workings of our minds. THE LITTLE BOOK OF HAPPINESS has page after page of direct suggestions on how to search for, and enjoy, this sometimes elusive state. For example: `Do not expect to feel happiness all the time. It comes and goes. Let it come. Let it go. ' `Ask yourself, as often as you like, as often as you remember: ``Am I happy?'' If the answer is ``Yes'', enjoy the moment. ' `Learn to dwell in the present - and you will enjoy the contentment and serenity always'
Full of wisdom and practical tips on how to be happy, this is a book to return to again and again: at home in the office, on the bus - whenever you have a spare moment.
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The Greek myths are the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney.
They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. In Stephen Fry's hands the stories of the titans and gods become a brilliantly entertaining account of ribaldry and revelry, warfare and worship, debauchery, love affairs and life lessons, slayings and suicides, triumphs and tragedies.
You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis.
Thoroughly spellbinding, informative and moving, Stephen Fry's Mythos perfectly captures these stories for the modern age - in all their rich and deeply human relevance.
In this magnificent cultural history, Simon Schama tells the story of the Jewish people from 1492 to the end of nineteenth century.
Simon Schama’s great project continues and the Jewish story is woven into the fabric of humanity. Their search for a home where a distinctive religion and culture could be nourished without being marginalized suddenly takes on startling resonance in our own epoch of homelessness, wanderings, persecutions and anxious arrivals.
Volume 2 of The Story of the Jews epic tells the stories of many who seldom figure in Jewish histories: not just the rabbis and the philosophers but a poetess in the ghetto of Venice; a general in Ming China; a boxer in Georgian England, a Bible showman in Amsterdam; a teacher of the deaf in eighteenth-century France, an opera composer in nineteenth-century Germany. The story unfolds in Kerala and Mantua, the starlit hills of Galilee, the rivers of Colombia, the kitchens of Istanbul, the taverns of Ukraine and the mining camps of California. It sails in caravels, rides the stage coaches and the railways; trudges the dawn streets of London with a packload of old clothes, hobbles along with the remnant of Napoleon’s ruined army.
Through Schama's passionate and intelligent telling, a story emerges of the Jewish people that feels as though it is the story of everyone, of humanity – packed with detail, this second chronicle in an epic tale will shed new light on a crucial period of history.
Unicorns exist. Fact. And these magical guardians with their powers of positivity, spiritual healing and general awesomeness will offer calm, comfort, empowerment and inspiration to make your every day, and your life, that bit more wonderful.
Learn how to channel the guidance of these most pure and joyous of spirit animals, tune into their essential power and harness their energy. Complete with motivating quotes, mantras and beautiful illustrations.
Not matter how rubbish things get, you can always turn to your unicorn.
When we're grieving, when we're broken-hearted, and when we find ourselves struggling to understand the things we're feeling, we long for the connection poetry can provide. To find the right poem at that crucial moment, one capable of expressing our situation with considerably more elegance than we could muster ourselves, is to discover a powerful sense of complicity, and that precious realization: I'm not the only one who feels like this.
In the years since he first had the idea of prescribing short, powerful poems for all manner of spiritual ailments, William Sieghart has taken his Poetry Pharmacy around the length and breadth of Britain, into the pages of the Guardian, onto BBC Radio 4 and onto the television, honing his prescriptions all the time. This pocket-sized book presents the most essential poems in his dispensary: those which, again and again, have really shown themselves to work. Whether you are suffering from loneliness, lack of courage, heartbreak, hopelessness, or even from an excess of ego, there is something here to ease your pain.
Mysticism is popularly understood as becoming one with God or the Absolute. Here in this inspirational book are the Dalai Lama’s thoughts on:
The nature and meaning of mysticism
How we can live lives infused with mystical experience
How mysticism can result in both personal and social change.
The book consists of four sections that provide an accessible introduction to the Dalai Lama's core teachings on the mystical path:
Lecture on mysticism by the Dalai Lama
This is a book for fans of His Holiness and anyone interested in developing a rich and meaningful inner life.
As the BBC’s North America Editor, Jon Sopel has experienced ‘the Greatest Country on Earth’ from a perspective that most could only dream of: he has travelled aboard Air Force One, interviewed President Obama and seen first-hand the gaudy splendour of Donald Trump’s billion-dollar empire.
Jon has also witnessed the darker side of the United States today. He was on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri as the riots took hold; he has visited gun shows, where lethal weapons are exhibited and sold like DIY tools; and he has listened to would-be-presidents turn TV evangelists, as they place their judgements in the hands of a god in whom they believe unquestioningly.
What Jon has discovered, is that for all we think we know the USA, it is – now more than ever – a truly foreign land.
If Only They Didn’t Speak English is a fascinating, insightful, portrait of American life and politics seen through British eyes. With the combination of Jon’s political expertise (as a BBC correspondent of more than 20 years) and his own stories from on the ground, it sets out to answer our questions about a country that once stood for the grandest of dreams but which is now mired in a storm of political extremism, racial division, and increasingly perverse beliefs.
The western world's flirtation with mind training began decades ago, but has quickened in the last few years. As mindfulness, TM, and other brands of meditation sweep through businesses, schools and clinics, Altered Traits brings a startling new perspective to an understanding of our relationship to our brain, our personal traits, and even our genome - showing that smart practice can alter these for the better.
Drawing on a one-of-a-kind data pool - brain studies of world-class meditators - Goleman and Davidson sweep away common misconceptions and neuromythology to open reader's eyes to the ways data has been distorted to sell mind training methods. Simultaneously, they share for the first time remarkable findings that show potential for our cultivation of highly positive, lasting qualities, such as selflessness, equanimity, love and compassion, through meditation.
Altered Traits shifts the conversation of precisely how and when mind training benefits us, revealing reveal the power of intentional, sustained mental exercise to redesign neural circuitry. Anyone who cares about improving the human condition - or their own - will find much to ponder.
"Anger is good. It is an energy that compels us to define what is right and wrong." - Mahatma Gandhi, to his grandson, Arun
This major new work of non-fiction illuminates ten vital, extraordinary life lessons taught to Arun Gandhi by his beloved grandfather.
Told through the author's moving, often irreverent story of his years being raised at the iconic Sevagram ashram, Arun's charming memories of his grandfather are an engaging and often surprising read. They reveal a rare insight into Gandhi the man rather than just the icon, but throughout are balanced with the inspirational lessons themselves.
Arun believes that the violence in the world today makes Gandhi's teachings more vital than ever, and The Gift of Anger places these lessons in a modern context, shedding new light on how Gandhi's principles can - and must - be applied to today's concerns.
Humans cannot live without stories. But one story has proved itself the most durable and hauntingly real of all time.
The mythic tale of Adam and Eve has shaped conceptions of human origins and destiny for centuries. Stemming from a few verses in an ancient book, it became not just the foundation of three major world faiths, but has evolved through art, philosophy and science to serve as the mirror in which we seem to glimpse the whole, long history of our fears and desires.
What is it about Adam and Eve’s story that fascinates us? What does it tell us about how our species lives, dies, works or has sex?
In a quest that begins at the dawn of time, Stephen Greenblatt takes us from ancient Babylonia to the forests of east Africa. We meet evolutionary biologists and fossilised ancestors; we grapple with morality and marriage in Milton’s Paradise Lost; and we decide if the Fall is the unvarnished truth or fictional allegory.
Ultimately, The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve allows us a new understanding of ourselves.
Bring meaning and joy to your every day with the internationally bestselling guide to ikigai.
The people of Japan believe that everyone has an ikigai – a reason for being; the thing that gets you out of bed each morning. And according to the residents of the Japanese island of Okinawa – the world’s longest-living people – finding it is the key to a longer and more fulfilled life.
Inspiring and comforting, this book will bring you closer to these centenarians’ secrets: how they leave urgency behind; keep doing what they love for as long as possible; nurture friendships; live in the moment; participate in their communities and throw themselves into their passions. And it provides practical tools to help you discover your own personal ikigai.
Because who doesn’t want to find happiness in every day?
On 11 March 2011, a massive earthquake sent a 120-foot high tsunami smashing into the coast of north-east Japan. By the time the sea retreated, more than 18,000 people had been crushed, burned to death, or drowned.
It was Japan’s greatest single loss of life since the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. It set off a national crisis, and the meltdown of a nuclear power plant. And even after the immediate emergency had abated, the trauma of the disaster continued to express itself in bizarre and mysterious ways.
Richard Lloyd Parry, an award-winning foreign correspondent, lived through the earthquake in Tokyo, and spent six years reporting from the disaster zone. There he encountered stories of ghosts and hauntings. He met a priest who performed exorcisms on people possessed by the spirits of the dead. And he found himself drawn back again and again to a village which had suffered the greatest loss of all, a community tormented by unbearable mysteries of its own.
What really happened to the local children as they waited in the school playground in the moments before the tsunami? Why did their teachers not evacuate them to safety? And why was the unbearable truth being so stubbornly covered up?
Ghosts of the Tsunami is a classic of literary non-fiction, a heart-breaking and intimate account of an epic tragedy, told through the personal accounts of those who lived through it. It tells the story of how a nation faced a catastrophe, and the bleak struggle to find consolation in the ruins.
Step back from the overload and find some time for yourself.
You are important too.
With encouraging reminders, inspiring thoughts, easy wins and practical advice, The Little Book of Self Care will help you identify your needs so you can relax, refuel and find calm in your hectic life.
1. Why mindset is key
2. Putting on your life-mask
5. Nourish not punish
8. The power of slow
10. Toolkit for survival
Live Lagom is a practical lifestyle guide based on the Swedish philosophy of Lagom. Meaning "just the right amount", the concept can be applied to every aspect of your life and promotes balance.
At a time when we are all concerned with saving money, feeling less stressed, acting more consciously towards our environment as well as creating our ideal homes and careers, Lagom offers an insight into how one of the happiest and most satisfied countries and cultures achieves this balance in day to day life.
With chapters covering Home, Work and Health, the practice of Lagom is explained in traditional and practical terms, and includes advice and tips on how to find your happy medium.
This is the book to make you enjoy the moment, and not only accept what you already have but also to make the most of it.