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Designing Your Life

Bill Burnett (Author) , Dave Evans (Author)

Whether we’re 20, 40, 60 or older, many of us are still looking for an answer to that perennial question, ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ In Designing Your Life, Silicon Valley design innovators Bill Burnett and Dave Evans use their expertise to help you work out what you want – and how to get it.

Their phenomenally successful Life Design course has been tried and tested by thousands of people, from students to mid-career professionals to retirees contemplating a whole new future. Now in book form for the first time, their simple method will teach you how to use basic design tools to create a life that will work for you.

Using real-life stories and proven techniques like reframing, prototyping and mind-mapping, you will learn how to build your way forwards, step-by-positive-step, to a life that’s better by a design of your own making.

Because a well-designed life means a life well-lived.

Body Confidence

Astrid Longhurst (Author)

Have you been fighting the body war for years? Tried every tactic you know to win the battle and have still failed? Then this book is for you. If you spend all your energy hating your body - wishing your stomach was flatter, your nose wasn't so small or your skin was clearer - then you may lack body confidence. Life's too short to be spent disliking the person you are. Can you really afford to wait until you're 'perfect' before you start truly living? Body Confidence will help you move past your own boundaries, guiding you into a new way of thinking and being. It provides you with a blueprint to follow: a practical programme that takes you through a step-by-step process towards a body you love and feel totally confident in.

Don't Wait for Me

Ros Morris (Author)

Ros Morris's son Zach was a bright young musician who seemed on the brink of success when his behaviour suddenly spiralled out of control. He began using more powerful and dangerous illegal drugs and stayed up all night writing strange mathematical equations on his bedroom walls and drawing diagrams of spacecraft and pyramids. His once intelligent conversation deteriorated into mindless babble and at one point he thought he was God.

Over the next eight years, after he was diagnosed as suffering from bipolar disorder, Zach was sectioned under the Mental Health Act on numerous occasions and his family had to repatriate him from three different continents when his psychosis re-emerged while he was travelling.

Don't Wait for Me is a mother's harrowing account of her son's descent into the hell of drug abuse and mental illness. It vividly describes the nightmare her family went through and highlights the despair, guilt, helplessness and anger experienced by all those involved.

It's Not Like That, Actually

Kate Carr (Author)

It is impossible to go back to the old life after a cancer diagnosis; the reality of surviving is complex. Kate Carr was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 39, underwent extensive harrowing treatment, and in 1998 was told that she'd reached a significant milestone - the five-year mark. Reaching this point without the cancer returning is a strong indication that the treatment has been successful. The sad truth, however, is that, like all cancer sufferers who have reached this stage, she had to live every day with the knowledge that it can come back at any time. It's Not Like That, Actually charts Kate's diagnosis and treatment, while explaining in beautifully written detail the ups and downs - the reality - of moving on from there and dealing with the emotional burden that friends and family find it difficult to understand. A unique, inspirational, practical book for all cancer sufferers, and their families.

Rosemary Conley's Metabolism Booster Diet

Rosemary Conley (Author)

With a selection of eight 30-day diet plans specifically devised with the aim of speeding up the calorie-burning process, Rosemary Conley here sets out to demonstrate how, by eating more of the "right" foods, readers can "eat themselves slim" and stay that way. Varied and flexible, these low-fat eating plans can be interchanged for optimum results. Not only will you boost your metabolism, but your health, vitality and energy too.

- Practical, easy-to-follow eating plans with menus that satisfy
- Over 150 recipes including seasonal menu plans
- Lifetime maintenance programme
- Health benefits
- A special programme of exercises to boost metabolism

Bobbi Brown Beauty

Anne-Marie Iverson (Author), Bobbie Brown (Author)

Bobbi Brown Beauty is the ultimate beauty reference. It provides all the basic techniques and information necessary for a woman to look and feel her prettiest in all of the varied situations of her life-from quick daytime make-up to the perfect look for an interview, black-tie events and even her own wedding. Bobbi Brown helps readers to recognise their own remarkable beauty traits and to develop their own natural beauty styles, offering clear systematic advise on such issues as: how to make lipstick last; how to do make-up fast; how to handle bad beauty days; how to get out of the make-up rut; what men really think about your make-up; how to wear foundation so that it doesn't lokk or feel like foundation. Bobbi's mission is to take the myth and mystique out of beauty and to offer a book that contains what every women from fifteen to seventy-five, really wants to know in a straightforward and easy-to-follow way.

Gulp!

Gabriella Goddard (Author)

How to bite the bullet, break through your challenge and create the life you want.

Every day, thousands of us confront a challenging situation, one that requires us to step outside our comfort zone and brave the unknown. We feel the fear in the pit of our stomach, yet deep down we know it's time to bite the bullet and meet it head on. Perhaps you're stuck in a rut and you want to change something in your life: buy your own home, get a new job, downsize to the country, move abroad, or find a partner. Or you've had a life-changing event - a serious illness, divorce or redundancy - thrust upon you and you've got no choice but to embrace it. Gulp! is the ultimate remedy for anyone in a panic about facing that challenge. It provides a seven-day crash course on how to feel confident, motivated and energized so that you can take a big 'gulp', break through your challenge and create the life you really want. Whatever your situation, and no matter how big or small your issue is, if you believe that you can get through it then you will. So don't panic. Take a deep breath and relax. Your seven-day crash course starts here. What's more, Gabriella's inspiring no nonsense, practical approach leaves no room for excuses, but she will take you by the hand and help guide you through your big Gulp! moment.

From Here To Maternity

Mel Giedroyc (Author)

'I'm 35 years old. A low-ranking TV personality. Rather immature and carefree, my only responsibility to date has been a guinea pig. All that's about to change. I'm pregnant, and now I've become a cheddar cheese junkie, inseparable from my dungarees. Help!'

Who can Mel turn to?

Pen, her best friend, who is still annoyingly carefree and single, and whose effect on Mel is like an injection of pure caffeine to the system?

Jools, the hippy who recommends basil nosegay for labour pains and placenta pate canapes when entertaining?

Amanda, the well-heeled, pregnant-friend-from-Hell who, only weeks after her textbook delivery, is planning to have her firstborn taught to ski?

Kate, Mel's sister and mother of two, whose offspring are inclined towards dangerous Captain Hook impersonations and sudden mood swings?

Mel's mother, who got Mel through babyhood by way of regular coffee mornings and who impresses on her the importance of portable 1950s baby gear that looks about as foldable as a Transit van?

Dan, the dad-to-be, who suddenly stops going to the pub to concentrate on Mel's dietary requirements and has adopted the sinister habit of always keeping a tape measure attached to his belt?

Adversaries into Allies

Bob Burg (Author)

The Sages asked, "Who is mighty?" and answered, "Those who can control their own emotions and make of an enemy a friend."

In the bestselling book The Go Giver, Bob Burg and John David Mann revolutionized the way we think about success via one very simple lesson: "Shifting one's focus from getting to giving (constantly and consistently providing value to others) is both very fulfilling and the most profitable way to do business.

Now Burg is back with a new book, offering deeper insight into what it means to be truly influential and providing powerful strategies for mastering the art of winning people over.

Perfect Business Plan

Ron Johnson (Author)

A carefully prepared plan is essential to the success of any business. Planning ahead means you make better decisions today, and helps you take into account as many of the relevant factors as possible. The business plan is vital to the people who finance the business - but above all it's vital to the people who carry out its day-to-day management. Perfect Business Plan provides a planning framework and shows you how to complete it for you own business in one hundred short, easy-to-follow steps. The book is comprehensive and yet concise and to the point. It is written in simple, clear language and is designed to be of immediate, practical benefit to readers.

Chapters include:
--Planning to plan
--Essential expertise
--Key business factors
--Basic estimates
--Essential calculations
--Planning to manage
--Collating the plan
--Implementation
--Your own plan

The Perfect series is a range of practical guides that give clear and straightforward advice on everything from finding your first job to choosing your baby's name. Written by experienced authors offering tried-and-tested tips, each book contains all you need to get it right first time.

Walking Diet

Les Snowdon (Author)

No Calorie Counting. No special jogging outfits. No pain=gain formula. The walking diet is the revolutionary health and diet programme that everyone can follow. Simply by following this 30 day walking plan, you can become fitter, healthier and slimmer. Research has proved that walking, not jogging, is the most efficient form of exercise, and the only one you can safely follow for the rest of your life. It is the exercise of the Nineties.

Adolescence

Erin Shale (Author) , Michael Carr-Gregg (Author)

Adolescence has changed. Young people now enter puberty earlier - in many cases at ten or eleven - and leave home later. What's more, modern society expects children to grow up emotionally all too quickly. Most adolescents rebel against their parents to some extent and although parenting adolescents is challenging and exciting, dealing with the issues arising just before and during the teen years can be the hardest. How often have you heard comments such as 'Nothing I do is right!' and 'I'm going crazy!'? Take heart, clear and concise advice is at hand. In Adolescence, experts Michael Carr-Gregg and Erin Shale fully outline the skills, knowledge and strategies parents need to guide their children to adulthood. Sensible, practical, sympathetic techniques are outlined for:--communicating well with your adolescent--setting appropriate, negotiated boundaries--handling problems such as depression, relationships, emerging sexuality, drugs and eating disorders--providing young people with an environment in which they feel safe, valued and listened toAdolescence will provide the 'book of instructions' parents have long thought should come with each child.

How to Be Happy (or at least less sad)

Lee Crutchley (Author) , Oliver Burkeman (Foreword by)

HOW TO BE HAPPY (OR AT LEAST LESS SAD) is a workbook offering a place of solace, distraction, and a fresh perspective on life. This book will not fix you and it will not make you happy, but it promises to help you rediscover the simple pleasures in life and, ultimately, make you feel that little less sad.

"This book made me nervous when I first scanned through it because I knew it would work! This isn't a self-help book; it's more of a blue-collar, get-down-to business friend with calloused hands who is ready to boogie when you are. This book is about action. But also acknowledgement. There are no platitudes and its author is no Pollyanna. It's an explicit map that leads to a place where you're going to feel measurably better, and better equipped to face life's vicissitudes." - Rob Delaney, Comedian

Rick Gallop's Express GI Diet for Busy People

Rick Gallop (Author)

Rick Gallop's phenomenally successful Gi Diet series has proven to be the healthy way to permanent weight loss for millions of people worldwide. Now, Rick has taken his bestselling formula and adapted it for today's hectic lifestyle. Based on the simple traffic-light system for which foods you should and shouldn't eat, it contains 50 brand-new super-quick recipes as well as time-saving cooking tips and shopping shortcuts making this the perfect diet for anyone who is short of time.

Written in an accessible, quick-to-read style, the Express Gi Diet will appeal to the millions of people who like their diet advice in easily digestible chunks, who want to eat healthily but can't afford to spend
hours slaving away in the kitchen.

Fast food has never been so good for you!

The Little Book of Hope

Paul Wilson (Author)

Are you convinced that the future holds something really worth looking forward to? And that tomorrow has even more to offer than today? It can be like this and that's exactly what THE LITTLE BOOK OF HOPE strives to help you see. Because when it comes to hope and optimism, the formula is simple: if you assume there is hope, you have hope. If you pursue it with optimism, you have both. THE LITTLE BOOK OF HOPE brings page after page of hope-filled inspirations to make tomorrow a time to look forward to. Let it fall open to any page for the suggestion that will work best for you now. Close your eyes, absorb it, and let your subconscious have its way. Most importantly, don't take it too seriously - optimism is meant to be fun!

No More Mr Fat Guy

Jonathan Savill (Author), Richard Smedley (Author)

Before Jonathon Savill met Richard Smedley he weighed 19 stones. He was 42, lazy and incredibly unhealthy with a 42' waist. A year and a half leter, he boasted a 34' wasit and could run for an hour without stopping. NO MORE MR FAT GUY shows howy YOU an turn your life around in the same way. What makes his programme so different is that it shows you how to acquire a healthier lifestyle through sensible eating and exercise that will keep your weight down infefinately. Now fully updtaed, it advises on what type of foods are most suited to your body's physiology; what to eat when; how to calculate how much you need each day; rules you have to observe such as eating all your carbohydrates early; how to use exercise as a tool to help you loose weight, how to cope when eating out or in a social situation and even contains mouthwatering recipe suggestions. If you would like to feel fitter and younger, wear clothse that look like they did on the rail, you can. Even the longest journey begins with a single step. In this case, it begins with a single book.

The Feelgood Plan

Dalton Wong (Author) , Kate Faithfull-Williams (Author)


Foreword by Jennifer Lawrence.

Expert celebrity trainer Dalton Wong and health writer Kate Faithfull-Williams show that by taking 15 minutes – that’s just 1% of your day – you can change your body and mind for life.

The Feelgood Plan is packed with positive ideas to help you tune in to what really makes your body feel great, from highly effective do-anywhere 15 minute workouts that make you look and feel younger, to healthier versions of all your favourite foods.

Whenever you feel tired or stressed out, Dalton and Kate’s down-to-earth tips will get you back on track.

As well as a 12-week plan that puts all your healthy intentions into action, The Feelgood Plan is packed with practical advice and interactive quizzes to help you conquer cravings, emotional eating, and find a way to fit exercise into even the most jam-packed diary.

A Guide to Looking and Feeling Fabulous over Forty

Twiggy Lawson (Author)

When we reach our forties, something changes. Suddenly nothing – hair, skin, body shape – looks quite the way it used to. And it’s a myth to think that by using Botox, working out religiously and wearing skinny jeans you’re going to fool people into thinking you’re thirty. Nothing can stop the ageing process. But that doesn’t mean that you have to start wearing a twin set, cutting your hair and donning sensible shoes. You can find a new kind of beauty and a new way of being confident – why shouldn’t forty, fifty or sixty be as beautiful as twenty or thirty in a different way?

Twiggy is as beautiful in her fifties as she was in her twenties, and has maintained her style and fabulousness without the aid of any plastic surgery. Women everywhere look at her as a role model and think ‘Maybe I can look like that’. And now, with this practical guide containing hundreds of tips, you can …

Therapeutic Yoga

Jiwan Brar (Author) , Mosaraf Ali (Author)

Yoga is hotter than ever, with the number of people practising in the UK increasing by 25% each year. While many do so for general fitness and to tone their bodies, many others practise it to optimise their health and wellbeing. Therapeutic Yoga reveals how you can use yoga positions to boost your physical, mental and emotional fitness and shows you specific sequences designed to combat common problems. This book provides easy-to-follow, effective answers to all the common diseases and ailments, including arthritis, asthma, backache, chronic fatigue syndrome, colds and flu, headaches and migraine, high blood pressure, infertility, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, menstrual problems and stress. With practical advice and clear step-by-step colour photography throughout, this is the definitive guide to using yoga for health, from one of the UK's best-known complementary practitioners.

The Cerebral Palsy Handbook

Marion Stanton (Author)

Marion Stanton's book is an invaluable guide for all parents and guardians who are learning to care for a child with cerebral palsy. She highlights the positive experiences and emphasises the common parental wish to raise a bright, confident and happy child, whatever the obstacles. The book covers the early stages of cerebral palsy, choice of therapy and treatment, management of everyday life, education, informal support and social factors, legal rights and benefits, and planning for adulthood. There is also a fully updated and comprehensive reference section. With new research, changes in the benefits system and support networks, this will be a welcome and essential new edition.

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