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Australia Day

Stan Grant

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ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Stan Grant's Walkley Award-winning TALKING TO MY COUNTRY was lauded as something every Australian should read. He has done it again. This is a very readable, non-dogmatic mix of memoir with commentary around history and its interpretations, and his transparency and frankness is refreshing among the bombast and rancour that comes from many pundits. It continues his thoughtful examination of our identity and his words radiate warmth, hope, fear, anger. But he is not here preaching a sermon of certainties. His lines are a lyrical sifting of possibilities. This is for all Australians. Craig Kirchner

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As uncomfortable as it is, we need to reckon with our history. On January 26, no Australian can really look away. There are the hard questions we ask of ourselves on Australia Day.

Since publishing his critically acclaimed, Walkley Award-winning, bestselling memoir Talking to My Country in early 2016, Stan Grant has been crossing the country, talking to huge crowds everywhere about how racism is at the heart of our history and the Australian dream. But Stan knows this is not where the story ends.

In this book, Australia Day, his long-awaited follow up to Talking to My Country, Stan talks about reconciliation and the indigenous struggle for belonging and identity in Australia, and about what it means to be Australian. A sad, wise, beautiful, reflective and troubled book, Australia Day asks the questions that have to be asked, that no else seems to be asking. Who are we? What is our country? How do we move forward from here?

Praise for Talking to My Country:

'A story so essential and salutary to this place that it should be given out free at the ballot box' The Australian
'Deeply disturbing, profoundly moving' Hobart Mercury
'Grant will be an important voice in shaping this nation' The Saturday Paper

Talking to My Country won the 2016 Walkley Book Award and the Special Award at the 2016 Heritage Awards, and was shortlisted in the 2016 Queensland Literary Awards, the Nib Waverley Library Awards and the 2017 ABIA Awards.

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On Identity

On Identity

Stan Grant

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Stan Grant asks why when it comes to identity he is asked to choose between black and white. Is identity a myth? A constructed story we tell ourselves? Tribalism, nationalism and sectarianism are dividing the world into us and them. Communities are a tinderbox of anger and resentment. He passionately hopes we are not hard wired for hate. Grant argues that it is time to leave identity behind and to embrace cosmopolitanism. On Identity is a meditation on hope and community.
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Everything Is F*cked: A Book About Hope

Everything Is F*cked: A Book About Hope

Mark Manson

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From the author of the international mega-bestseller The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F ck comes a counterintuitive guide to the problems of hope.

We live in an interesting time. Materially, everything is the best it's ever been-we are freer, healthier and wealthier than any people in human history. Yet, somehow everything seems to be irreparably and horribly f cked-the planet is warming, governments are failing, economies are collapsing, and everyone is perpetually offended on Twitter. At this moment in history, when we have access to technology, education and communication our ancestors couldn't even dream of, so many of us come back to an overriding feeling of hopelessness.

What's going on If anyone can put a name to our current malaise and help fix it, it's Mark Manson. In 2016, Manson published The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F ck, a book that brilliantly gave shape to the ever-present, low-level hum of anxiety that permeates modern living. He showed us that technology had made it too easy to care about the wrong things, that our culture had convinced us that the world owed us something when it didn't-and worst of all, that our modern and maddening urge to always find happiness only served to make us unhappier. Instead, the subtle art of that title turned out to be a bold challenge: to choose your struggle; to narrow and focus and find the pain you want to sustain. The result was a book that became an international phenomenon, selling millions of copies worldwide while becoming the #1 bestseller in 13 different countries.

Now, in Everthing Is F cked, Manson turns his gaze from the inevitable flaws within each individual self to the endless calamities taking place in the world around us. Drawing from the pool of psychological research on these topics, as well as the timeless wisdom of philosophers such as Plato, Nietzsche, and Tom Waits, he dissects religion and politics and the uncomfortable ways they have come to resemble one another. He looks at our relationships with money, entertainment and the internet, and how too much of a good thing can psychologically eat us alive. He openly defies our definitions of faith, happiness, freedom-and even of hope itself.

With his usual mix of erudition and where-the-f ck-did-that-come-from humor, Manson takes us by the collar and challenges us to be more honest with ourselves and connected with the world in ways we probably haven't considered before. It's another counterintuitive romp through the pain in our hearts and the stress of our soul. One of the great modern writers has produced another book that will set the agenda for years to come.
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12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

Jordan Peterson

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Jordan Peterson's work as a clinical psychologist has reshaped the modern understanding of personality, and now he has become one of the world's most popular public thinkers, with his lectures on topics ranging from the Bible to romantic relationships drawing tens of millions of viewers. In an era of polarizing politics, echo chambers and trigger warnings, his startling message about the value of personal responsibility and the dangers of ideology has resonated around the world.

In this book, he combines ancient wisdom with decades of experience to provide twelve profound and challenging principles for how to live a meaningful life, from setting your house in order before criticising others to comparing yourself to who you were yesterday, not someone else today.
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Natural Causes: Life, Death and the Illusion of Control

Natural Causes: Life, Death and the Illusion of Control

Barbara Ehrenreich

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We tend to believe we have agency over our bodies, our minds and even our deaths. Yet emerging science challenges our assumptions of mastery: at the microscopic level, the cells in our bodies facilitate tumours and attack other cells, with life-threatening consequences.

In this revelatory book, Barbara Ehrenreich argues that our bodies are a battleground over which we have little control, and lays bare the cultural charades that shield us from this knowledge. Challenging everything we think we know about life and death, she also offers hope - that we find our place in a natural world teeming with animation and endless possibility.
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A Good Death: A Compassionate and Practical Guide to Prepare for the End of Life

A Good Death: A Compassionate and Practical Guide to Prepare for the End of Life

Margaret Rice

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When her own mother died, Margaret Rice realised how completely unprepared she and her family had been for the experience of companioning a loved one who is dying. So she decided to go in search of the information she couldn't find when she most needed it and write the book herself - a novice's guide to death.

We live in a period of intense death denial. But what if we were to smash that taboo and ask questions we want answered, like how do we know when someone is close to dying, and how do we best care for them? What actually happens to our body when we die? How do we work with medical experts? How do we deal with the non-medical issues that will come up, such as wills, finances and even social media passwords? Is morphine used to nudge death along or is this just a myth? Where do questions about euthanasia fit in with personal, lived experience?

Margaret Rice lifts the lid on the taboos that surround death, sharing practical information and compassionate advice from multiple sources to break down boundaries and offer better choices of care to suit individual needs. This is a book to help the dying and their carers feel less isolated, and help us all face death better.
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Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy

Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy

Sheryl Sandberg ,  Adam Grant

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In 2015 Sheryl Sandberg's husband, Dave Goldberg, died suddenly at the age of forty-eight. Sandberg and her two young children were devastated, and she was certain that their lives would never have real joy or meaning again.

Just weeks later, Sandberg was talking with a friend about the first father-child activity without a father. They came up with a plan for someone to fill in. But I want Dave, she cried. Her friend put his arm around her and said, Option A is not available. So let's just kick the shit out of Option B.

Everyone experiences some form of Option B. We all deal with loss- jobs lost, loves lost, lives lost. The question is not whether these things will happen but how we face them when they do.

Thoughtful, honest, revealing and warm, OPTION B weaves Sandberg's experiences coping with adversity with new findings from Adam Grant and other social scientists. The book features stories of people who recovered from personal and professional hardship, including illness, injury, divorce, job loss, sexual assault and imprisonment. These people did more than recover-many of them became stronger.

OPTION B offers compelling insights for dealing with hardships in our own lives and helping others in crisis. It turns out that post-traumatic growth is common-even after the most devastating experiences many people don't just bounce back but actually bounce forward. And pre-traumatic growth is also possible- people can build resilience even if they have not experienced tragedy. Sandberg and Grant explore how we can raise strong children, create resilient communities and workplaces, and find meaning, love and joy in our lives.

Dave's death changed me in very profound ways, Sandberg writes. I learned about the depths of sadness and the brutality of loss. But I also learned that when life sucks you under, you can kick against the bottom, break the surface and breathe again.
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Anxious Kids: How children can turn their anxiety into resilience

Anxious Kids: How children can turn their anxiety into resilience

Michael Grose ,  Jodi Richardson

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Anxious Kids offers parents a new perspective on their children's anxiety, encouraging them to view each episode as an opportunity to empower their kids with the skills to manage anxiety, and thrive.

Bestselling parenting author Michael Grose and wellbeing expert Dr Jodi Richardson explain why more children than ever before experience anxiety. In plain language that can be shared with children, they outline the origins and biology of anxiety to make sense of it - key knowledge such as why it happens, the flood of physical symptoms that comes with it, how to calm it down and why each strategy works.

Grose and Richardson also give advice on a range of important steps parents can take to develop emotional intelligence, tolerance of discomfort, mindfulness, resilience, thinking skills and flourishing mental health. In so doing, parents can reduce the impact of anxiety, enabling children of all ages to live their lives in full colour.


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Raising Girls in the 21st Century: From babyhood to womanhood - helping your daughter to grow up wise, warm and strong

Raising Girls in the 21st Century: From babyhood to womanhood - helping your daughter to grow up wise, warm and strong

Steve Biddulph

$29.99
The revised and updated edition of the bestselling parenting classic Raising Girls in the Twenty-first Century is Steve Biddulph's warm, wise and up-to-the-minute look at how to help your daughter - at every age, from baby to teen. Girls today need to be strong, but also keep their hearts open. Steve brings the very best help from around the globe to build girls' self-belief in a world that often wants to tear them down.

In this revised and updated edition, you'll learn how to raise your daughter to: * have a joyful childhood and not be forced to grow up too fast * navigate the fraught world of friends, peer pressure and bullying * be free and wild, to reduce anxiety, depression and self-harm * avoid technology addiction and other social media pitfalls * relate to boys with a clear head and strong heart There is also a powerful new section on `#MeToo in School', shining a light on the reality of childhood sexual harassment, and how best to help your daughter fight it. Filled with unforgettable stories that will bring you to tears, and offering clear, practical help, Raising Girls in the Twenty-first Century is not just a guidebook but a fierce call-to-arms. The world's best guide to girlhood is now in your hands.
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Create Calm

Create Calm

Kate James

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Escape the chaos of the world by immersing yourself in the wisdom of bestselling lifestyle author Kate James, as she guides you back to composure and calm.
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Curveballs: How to Keep It Together when Life Tries to Tear You a New One

Curveballs: How to Keep It Together when Life Tries to Tear You a New One

Emma Markezic

$32.99
Because sometimes, life is going to suck, and you're going to have to know how to handle it...

What happens when you step on one of the great Lego pieces of life? When you get blind-sided? Thrown a curveball? When you get divorced? Or someone dies? You're going to need something more than the diarrhoea-like progression of motivational quotes we get fed on Instagram - you're going to need real-world ways to deal with a big, fat let-down.

Because one will come for you, eventually. And when one came for comedian and journalist Emma Markezic in the form of a nasty cancer, despite the fact she found herself bald, broke and living alone, she felt more alive than ever. So she wanted to know why... Why does trauma affect us in such different ways? Why are some people more resilient than others? Why was she handling cancer better than other people handle a paper cut and, more importantly, was it a skill she could teach? When she wrote an article about how learning she might die made her the happiest she'd ever been, it became a media sensation and she knew she was onto something.

With dozens of expert brain morsels and more than a little humour, Curveballs is a memoir-meets-self-help manual for how to keep it together when life tries to tear you a new one. Because you'll want to be more resilient than a tardigrade in outer space when it does .

Microscopic eight-legged animals that can withstand 1000 times more radiation than humans, live for 100 years without water and literally just hang out in space like freeloaders at a Vegas buffet. See... you learned something already!
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A Genius Within: Smart Pills, Brain Hacks and Adventures in Intelligence

A Genius Within: Smart Pills, Brain Hacks and Adventures in Intelligence

David Adam

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From the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Man Who Couldn't Stop 'Witty, sharp and enlightening . . . This book will make you smarter' Adam Rutherford What if you have more intelligence than you realize? What if there is a genius inside you, just waiting to be released? And what if the route to better brain power is not hard work or thousands of hours of practice but to simply swallow a pill?

In The Genius Within, bestselling author David Adam explores the ground-breaking neuroscience of cognitive enhancement that is changing the way the brain and the mind works - to make it better, sharper, more focused and, yes, more intelligent. Sharing his own experiments with revolutionary smart drugs and electrical brain stimulation, he delves into the sinister history of intelligence tests, meets savants and brain hackers and reveals how he boosted his own IQ to cheat his way into Mensa.

Going to the heart of how we consider, measure and judge mental ability, The Genius Within asks difficult questions about the science that could rank and define us, and inevitably shape our future.
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The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life

The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life

David Brooks

$39.99
Are you on your first or second mountain? Is life about you - or others? About success - or something deeper?

The world tells us that we should pursue our self-interest- career wins, high status, nice things. These are the goals of our first mountain. But at some point in our lives we might find that we're not interested in what other people tell us to want. We want the things that are truly worth wanting.

This is the second mountain.

What does it mean to look beyond yourself and find a moral cause? To forget about independence and discover dependence - to be utterly enmeshed in a web of warm relationships? What does it mean to value intimacy, devotion, responsibility and commitment above individual freedom? In The Second Mountain David Brooks explores the meaning and possibilities that scaling a second mountain offer us, and the four commitments that most commonly move us there- family, vocation, philosophy and community. Inspiring, personal and full of joy, this book will help you discover why you were really put on this earth.
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11 Life Lessons from my Grandfather, Nelson Mandela

11 Life Lessons from my Grandfather, Nelson Mandela

Ndaba Mandela

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Each life has the power to change the world Ndaba Mandela was raised by his grandfather, the man known to the world as Nelson Mandela. Here Ndaba offers a rare and personal insight into the man behind the myth, sharing with us his memories - charming, intimate and sometimes surprising - to illuminate Mandela's much-loved principles for how to become the people we want to be.

Always call out injustice - even when we see it in ourselves Freedom must be given as much as it is taken Strive to do what is right rather than to prove you are right Anger has its place, even in a kind heart Inspired by Mandela's remarkable stories, 11 Life Lessons from Nelson Mandela offers a profound and rewarding pathway to changing your world.

Previously published as 'Going to the Mountain'
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ACT Made Simple: An Easy-To-Read Primer on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

ACT Made Simple: An Easy-To-Read Primer on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Russ Harris ,  Steven Hayes

$79.95
Now fully-revised and updated, this second edition of ACT Made Simple includes new information and chapters on self-compassion, flexible perspective taking, working with trauma, and more. Why is it so hard to be happy? Why is life so difficult? Why do humans suffer so much? And what can we realistically do about it? No matter how rewarding your job, as a mental health professional, you may sometimes feel helpless in the face of these questions. You are also well aware of the challenges and frustrations that can present during therapy. If you're looking for ways to optimize your client sessions, consider joining the many thousands of therapists and life coaches worldwide who are learning acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). With a focus on mindfulness, client values, and a commitment to change, ACT is proven-effective in treating depression, anxiety, stress, addictions, eating disorders, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder (BPD), and myriad other psychological issues. It's also a revolutionary new way to view the human condition--packed full of exciting new tools, techniques, and strategies for promoting profound behavioral change. A practical primer, ideal for ACT newcomers and experienced ACT professionals alike, ACT Made Simple offers clear explanations of the six ACT processes and a set of real-world tips and solutions for rapidly and effectively implementing them in your practice. This book gives you everything you need to start using ACT with your clients for impressive results. Inside, you'll find: scripts, exercises, metaphors, and worksheets to use with your clients; a session-by-session guide to implementing ACT; transcripts from therapy sessions; guidance for creating your own therapeutic techniques and exercises; and practical tips to overcome therapy roadblocks. This book aims to take the complex theory and practice of ACT and make it accessible and enjoyable for therapists and clients.
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Worried?: Science investigates some of life's common concerns

Worried?: Science investigates some of life's common concerns

Lise Johnson ,  Eric Chudler

$40.95
Quick-what do you worry about most? Dying in a plane crash? Invisible chemicals in your environment? Catching a disease from a public restroom? In a world where we hear about the latest misfortunes and disasters as they happen, anytime and anywhere, no one is immune to the pervasive effects of anxiety brought on by normal, everyday activity. In this witty investigation of worry, Eric Chudler and Lise Johnson get to the root of our fears, all the while using rigorous science to help tame the anxiety beast. Each topic in this wide-ranging study is subjected to scientific scrutiny and assigned its place on the worry index . Chudler and Johnson explain why it's only worth worrying about things that are likely to happen and are (somewhat) preventable. Whether you're an unabashed worrywart or a stick-your-head-in-the-sand-and-hope-for-the-best sort of person, you'll find something to love in this clever, funny and informative guide to the worrisome world.
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Aromatherapy for Everyone: A Practical and Easy-to-Use Guide to Unlocking the Powers of Essential Oils

Aromatherapy for Everyone: A Practical and Easy-to-Use Guide to Unlocking the Powers of Essential Oils

Mary Shipley

$26.99
Are you suffering from troublesome issues such as acne, anxiety, depression, muscle aches, respiratory problems, or insomnia? Or are you looking for an air freshener, antibacterial spray, or after-sun tonic without all those chemical additives? Whatever the matter at hand may be, there is a good chance that aromatherapy can offer you a noninvasive way to meet your need. Aromatherapy for Everyone provides easy-to-understand information on how to choose and use the essential oils that are right for you.

This revised edition begins by discussing the foundations of aromatherapy, touching upon its history and how it works. It then introduces the reader to the aroma families and explains how to build an aromatherapy starter kit, basic aromatic recipes and application methods, and how to protect and store essential oils. It also provides an all-new handy reference guide that matches problems or needs to the essential oils that may be applied to them. Finally, it presents individual entries for fifty-nine different essential oils, describing their origins, listing their therapeutic uses, and recommending ways to use them.

Aromatherapy for Everyone puts the world of essential oils at your fingertips and includes full-color photos and fun facts that will educate and delight. Whether you want to take control of your health and well-being or simply create a unique scent for your living space, this book can show you how to do so naturally and effectively.
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The Carnivore Diet

The Carnivore Diet

Shawn Baker

$62.99
Shawn Baker's Carnivore Diet is a revolutionary, paradigm-breaking nutritional strategy that takes contemporary dietary theory and dumps it on its head. It breaks just about all the rules and delivers outstanding results. At its heart is a focus on simplicity rather than complexity, subtraction rather than addition, making this an incredibly effective diet that is also easy to follow. The Carnivore Diet reviews some of the supporting evolutionary, historical, and nutritional science that gives us clues as to why so many people are having great success with this meat-focused way of eating. It highlights dramatic real-world transformations experienced by people of all types. Common disease conditions that are often thought to be lifelong and progressive are often reversed on this diet, and in this book, Baker discusses some of the theory behind that phenomenon as well. It outlines a comprehensive strategy for incorporating the Carnivore Diet as a tool or a lifelong eating style, and Baker offers a thorough discussion of the most common misconceptions about this diet and the problems people have when transitioning to it.
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The Age-Well Project: Easy Ways to a Longer, Healthier, Happier Life

The Age-Well Project: Easy Ways to a Longer, Healthier, Happier Life

Annabel Streets ,  Susan Saunders

$32.99
What does it take to have a healthy and joyful old age? Researchers say it's not too late to make changes at 50 to get the 'retirement years' we want. But what should we change and how do we do it?

Annabel Streets and Susan Saunders spent their 30s climbing the career ladder, having children and caring for elderly parents - all at the same time. By their 40s, they were exhausted, stressed, sleeping too little and rushing too much. They began to ask whether the prolonged ill health and dementia suffered by their parents was their inevitable future too - could they do anything to avoid requiring their own children to care for them in old age?

Thus began THE AGE-WELL PROJECT. With incredible tenacity, Annabel and Susan read 50,000 scientific research papers on all aspects of ageing to find what advice cutting-edge research can offer us on how to ensure the longer lives we're living are healthy and happy. Putting their findings into practice, they found that the lifestyle changes they made were having incredible benefits on their health and wellbeing now - as well as for the future.

Told with empathy and humour, in THE AGE-WELL PROJECT Annabel and Susan share the 50 key lessons they learned, the meals they cooked and the experts' tips they uncovered to make the second half of your life the best half of your life - happy, healthy and disease-free.

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Ketofast

Ketofast

Joseph Mercola

$24.99
In this in-depth yet accessible guide, Dr. Joseph Mercola joins forces with fasting expert Dr. Alan Goldhamer to explore the profound health benefits that result when ketogenic living and well-planned fasting are combined. Fasting is one of the most powerful metabolic interventions there is and it works perfectly in conjunction with a ketogenic diet, as both activate the body's fat-burning mode.

This book explains why the method works, drawing on the latest science as well as the author's decades of research and clinical experience. Readers will discover- how our food is making us sick and what we can do about it what stem cell activation is, and how fasting affects it why the cyclical ketogenic diet with fasting is different from the conventional keto diet how fasting can help treat diseases from diabetes to fatty liver to Alzheimer's And much more!
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The Anti-Inflammatory Kitchen Cookbook: More Than 100 Healing, Low-Histamine, Gluten-Free Recipes

The Anti-Inflammatory Kitchen Cookbook: More Than 100 Healing, Low-Histamine, Gluten-Free Recipes

Leslie Langevin

$37.99
Learn how inflammatory compounds work in the body, how they can contribute to your symptoms, and how a properly calibrated diet of delicious, therapeutic dishes can help alleviate your discomfort.

If you have a dietary sensitivity to inflammatory compounds, these delicious dishes will help you embrace the healing power of food. Enjoy a Cornmeal Scallion Waffle Egg Sandwich for breakfast, a Quinoa Dill Summer Salad or Roasted Carrot Hummus Wrap for lunch, a Fajita Chicken Rice Bowl or Lemon & Dill Salmon Cakes for dinner, and then Maple Shortbread Cookies or a Mascarpone Fruit Tart for dessert. This must-have cookbook also features helpful lists of foods and supplements to eat and to avoid, cooking tips, kitchen hacks, recommendations for eating out, a monthlong meal plan, and a selection of 15-minute meal ideas. Eating healthy never tasted so good!
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Dyslexia: A Very Short Introduction

Dyslexia: A Very Short Introduction

Margaret Snowling

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Since dyslexia was first described in the British Medical Journal in 1896, there has been debate about the definitions and diagnostic procedures used, with some casting doubt on its very existence. However, there is now a considerable body of research regarding the nature and characteristics of this relatively common learning disorder. The contemporary view of dyslexia has emerged from a century of research in medicine, psychology and more recently neuroscience, and we now understand enough about this learning disorder to guide policy and practice.

This Very Short Introduction provides an accessible overview of this exciting field of research, beginning with its history, and drawing on testimony from people living with dyslexia. Considering the potential causes of dyslexia, and looking at both genetic and environment factors, Margaret Snowling shows how cross-linguistic studies have documented the prevalence of dyslexia in different languages. Discussing the various brain scanning techniques that have been used to find out if the brains of people with dyslexia differ in structure or function from those of typical readers, Snowling moves on to weigh up various strategies and interventions which can help people living with dyslexia today.

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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Celtic Totem Animals: Working with shamanic helpers

Celtic Totem Animals: Working with shamanic helpers

John Matthews

$32.99
This is a fascinating collection of traditional Celtic stories to amaze and entertain. Animal tricksters, boasters and heroes all dwell herein, set amidst the dazzling universe of Celtic lore. Using the web link included in the book, play the drumming music, and allow yourself to be safely carried on a wave of sound, to experience your own shamanic journey. In this gentle trance you can find your totem Animal, and the 20 Totem Animal cards included will help you choose animal helpers for particular situations. Ask for guidance on life issues - for self-empowerment or simply for fun.
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Field Guide to the Spirit World: The Science of Angel Power, Discarnate Entities, and Demonic Possession

Field Guide to the Spirit World: The Science of Angel Power, Discarnate Entities, and Demonic Possession

Susan Martinez ,  Whitley Strieber

$36.99
A comprehensive examination of the many ways the spirit world affects the material plane and our minds We are spirits housed in a body, and just as houses can be haunted, so can people. When the living succumb to dissociative states of consciousness, they become a magnet for lost but clinging spirits. Known as jinn, dybbuk, daemon, wuqabi, or simply the undead, they hover unseen on the earth plane, ready to inhabit the most suitable body available.

Documenting the life of wandering spirits and their impact on vulnerable human targets, Susan Martinez offers a radical departure from the standard psychological explanations for a host of pathological behaviors--including multiple personality, autism, epilepsy, migraines, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, schizophrenia, anxiety, PTSD, self-destructive urges, and strange outbursts--and reveals that hallucinations are often true impressions of spirit input. Martinez explains how mental health comes down to the delicate balance between self-control and spirit-control. When trauma triggers an escape response, the soul takes flight, leaving the mind susceptible to possession by discarnate entities. However, the spirit world can also bestow gifts upon those whose psyches are open, such as in the case of mediums, shamans, people who communicate with angels, and many of the world's creative geniuses.

Martinez presents overshadowing by spirits as a universal, cross-cultural phenomenon, documenting modern and traditional accounts as well as corroborating indigenous beliefs. She examines soul decay, soul travel both before and after death, as well as how knowledge of the spirit world can offer positive treatments for disorders like schizophrenia and autism. Providing a detailed guide to the spirit world and its inhabitants, the author offers checklists of symptoms of overshadowing, methods from the world's top exorcists, and instructions on how to free spirits so they can continue their journey into the beyond--all the tools necessary to forearm us against soul snatchers and other enemies of the Light.
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Transcendent Wisdom of the Maya: The Ceremonies and Symbolism of a Living Tradition

Transcendent Wisdom of the Maya: The Ceremonies and Symbolism of a Living Tradition

Gabriela Jurosz-Landa ,  Jose Luis Tiguila NABE kaxbaltzij

$32.99
An initiate's inside account of ancient Mayan spiritual practices alive today Offering an insider's experiential account of ancient Maya spiritual wisdom and practices, initiated Mayan shaman-priestess Gabriela Jurosz-Landa opens up the mysterious world of the Maya, dispelling the rampant misinformation about their beliefs and traditions, sharing the transcendent beauty of their ceremonies, and explaining the Maya understanding of time, foundational to their spiritual worldview and cosmology.

The author, an anthropologist, details the initiation process she went through to become a Mayan shaman-priestess in Guatemala, including rituals, prayers, the presence of numinous forces, and the transmission of sacred knowledge. She explains the spiritual wisdom of the Mayan calendar as a living entity, its cycles of time, and the significance of the counting of the days , which helps keep time itself alive. She examines Maya spiritual and cosmological concepts such how the universe is shaped like a triangle over a square. She reveals the profound power of dance in Maya tradition, explaining how ritual dance halts the flow of time, reactivates primordial events, and captures vital energies that keep the Maya spiritual tradition vital and alive. Exploring other Mayan secret knowledge, she also details Maya ritual attire, Mayan future-telling with the calendar, the reading of the Tzi'te beans, and how the Maya communicate with ancestors through the sacred fire.

Illustrating how contemporary Mayan life is suffused with spiritual tradition and celebration, the author shares the teachings of the Maya from her initiate and anthropologist point of view in order to help us all learn from the ancient wisdom of their beliefs and worldview. Because, to truly understand the Maya, one must think like the Maya.
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Inside The Black Vault: The Government's UFO Secrets Revealed

Inside The Black Vault: The Government's UFO Secrets Revealed

John Greenewald Jr.

$27.99
The evidence in this book may not ultimately give you the smoking gun you are looking for on your journey, but I guarantee it will give you a box of bullets when you find it. In 1996, John Greenewald, Jr. began researching the secret inner workings of the U.S. Government at the age of fifteen. He targeted such agencies as the CIA, FBI, Pentagon, Air Force, Army, Navy, NSA, DIA, and countless others. Greenewald utilized the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to gain access to more than two million pages of documents. This archive includes information relating to UFOs, the JFK Assassination, chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons, and top secret aircraft. He took the millions of pages, and over the course of more than two decades, has built an archive known around the world, as The Black Vault. Inside The Black Vault: The Government's UFO Secrets Revealed takes you on a journey within the secret world of unidentified aerial phenomenon that has plagued the military since at least the 1940s. Declassified records prove that the UFO topic is one of the most highly classified and most elusive subjects the U.S. Government has ever dealt with. Each chapter explores various agencies and their documents, and Greenewald breaks down the meaning of why some of the most important documents are relevant to proving a massive cover-up. Along with declassified documents, Greenewald outlines the struggle it took him to get them. No other topic has proven so difficult, in more than 8,000 FOIA requests that he has filed. He explores why that might be and meets skeptics and debunkers head on, outlining why some of their more prominent rebuttals for it all cannot be true.
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Tame Your Anxiety: Rewiring Your Brain for Happiness

Tame Your Anxiety: Rewiring Your Brain for Happiness

Loretta Breuning

$32.99
Anxiety is natural. Calm is learned.

If you didn't learn yesterday, you can learn today.

It's not easy, of course. Once your natural alarm system is triggered, it's hard to find the off switch. Indeed, you don't have an off switch until you build one. Tame Your Anxiety shows you how.

Readers learn about the brain chemicals that make us feel threatened and the chemicals that make us feel safe. You'll see how your brain turns on these chemicals with neural pathways built from past experience, and, most important, you discover your power to build new pathways, to enjoy more happy chemicals, and reduce threat chemicals.

This book does not tell you to imagine yourself on a tropical beach. That's the last thing you want when you feel like a lion is chasing you. Instead, you will learn to ask your inner mammal what it wants and how you can get it. Each time you step toward meeting a survival need, you build the neural pathways that expect your needs to be met. You don't have to wait for a perfect world to feel good. You can feel good right now.

The exercises in this book help you build a self-soothing circuit in steps so small that anyone can do it. Once you learn how it's done, and how it can help ease your anxiety, you will learn how to handle situations in which you feel threatened or anxious. Understanding the underlying mechanisms will help you stop them before they get ahead of you.
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The Miracle Equation: The Two Decisions That Move Your Biggest Goals from Possible, to Probable, to Inevitable: from the author of The Miracle Morning

The Miracle Equation: The Two Decisions That Move Your Biggest Goals from Possible, to Probable, to Inevitable: from the author of The Miracle Morning

Hal Elrod

$32.99
Following on from where the extraordinary international bestseller THE MIRACLE MORNING left off, THE MIRACLE EQUATION shares the secret to unlocking happiness, success, and your full potential.

You Are Only Two Decisions Away from Everything You Want There is a timeless, proven formula that the world's most successful people have used for centuries to tackle their biggest dreams, but it has been overlooked. Hal Elrod, bestselling author of THE MIRACLE MORNING, used it thrive against seemingly insurmountable odds, from overcoming life-threatening health challenges to near financial collapse.

The Miracle Equation is that formula, and it consists of only two decisions that guarantee astonishing levels of success and fulfillment: Unwavering Faith and Extraordinary Effort.

By establishing and maintaining unwavering faith that you can achieve anything you desire, and then putting inextraordinary effort until you do, your success is inevitable.

Using the same strategy as the world's top achievers, you'll create results beyond what you believe to be possible. You'll learn how to replace fear with faith and let go of your negative emotions, accessing your full potential and channeling your energy into attaining positive outcomes.

With the Miracle Equation 30-Day Challenge to guide your way, you'll create a step-by-step plan to actualize your miracles and become the person you need to be in order to succeed.

'A simple, proven formula for creating extraordinary results in your life. Highly recommended' Lewis Howes, New York Times bestselling author of The School of Greatness 'If you want your biggest goals to move from possible, to probable, to inevitable, you better read The Miracle Equation' Mel Robbins, bestselling author of The 5-Second Rule
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The Pleasure Principle: Epicureanism: a Philosophy for Modern Living

The Pleasure Principle: Epicureanism: a Philosophy for Modern Living

Catherine Wilson

$29.99
In our troubled world, looking back to ancient wisdom can shed light on fresh solutions.

For years, many of us have upheld the Stoic belief in `no pain, no gain.' But when the pace of modern life and the demands of jobs and family overwhelm us, punishing exercise regimes, productivity apps and early morning starts may not be the best solution.

According to the pleasure-centric philosophy of Epicureanism, life can be good without great sacrifice. By consciously practicing `choice and avoidance' - by being strategic about our recreational, professional and familial pursuits - we can live with less fear and regret. By understanding our place in a world that came about by chance, we can gain greater perspective on our role within it and where our priorities should lie.

No honest philosopher can give you a formula for happiness, but in The Pleasure Principle, Professor Catherine Wilson explores how Epicureanism can provide a framework for thinking about life's key issues, including family, death, politics, religion, wealth, science, and love.
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The Clutter Connection: How Your Personality Type Determines Why You Organize the Way You Do

The Clutter Connection: How Your Personality Type Determines Why You Organize the Way You Do

Cassandra Aarssen

$24.99
An organisation book for diverse habits: 'You're not messy, you just organize differently'. The Clutter Connection examines and explains the correlation between brain types and how they directly relate to organisation and clutter. Cassandra Aarssen smashes the stereotype that some people are 'naturally messy' and offers readers insight and real-life solutions based on their unique personal organising style.

The Clutter Connection will help you get organised, be more productive and finally understand the why behind your clutter.

Individualised real life organising: Organising isn't one size fits all. Let go of the preconceived and conventional notions of what organisation looks like and finally discover what Clutterbug you are. With self-awareness comes happiness, personal growth and lasting change.

The Clutter Connection examines:

The four different organising styles and how they relate to each other How motivation and happiness can be directly affected by our space The 3P's - Productivity, procrastination and perfectionism and how they are connected to your unique organising style How you can finally become clutter-free simply by knowing yourself better
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The Bad Food Bible: Why You Can (and Maybe Should) Eat Everything You Thought You Couldn't

The Bad Food Bible: Why You Can (and Maybe Should) Eat Everything You Thought You Couldn't

Aaron Carroll ,  Nina Teicholz

$27.95
Physician and popular New York Times contributor Aaron Carroll mines the latest evidence to show that many bad ingredients actually aren't unhealthy, and in some cases are essential to our well-being.

Advice about food can be confusing. There's usually only one thing experts can agree on: some ingredients--often the most enjoyable ones--are bad for you, full stop. But as Aaron Carroll explains, if we stop consuming some of our most demonized foods, it may actually hurt us. Examining troves of studies on dietary health, Carroll separates hard truths from hype, showing that you can Eat red meat several times a week. Its effects are negligible for most people, and actually positive if you're 65 or older. Have a drink or two a day. In moderation, alcohol may protect you against cardiovascular disease without much risk. Enjoy a gluten-loaded bagel from time to time. It has less fat and sugar, fewer calories, and more fiber than a gluten-free one. Eat more salt. If your blood pressure is normal, you may be getting too little sodium, not too much.

Full of counterintuitive, deeply researched lessons about food we hate to love, The Bad Food Bible is for anyone who wants to forge eating habits that are sensible, sustainable, and occasionally indulgent.
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That Good Night: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour

That Good Night: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour

Sunita Puri

$32.99
As the American born daughter of immigrants, Dr. Sunita Puri knew from a young age that the gulf between her parents' experiences and her own was impossible to bridge, save for two elements: medicine and spirituality. Between days spent waiting for her mother, an anesthesiologist, to exit the OR, and evenings spent in conversation with her parents about their faith, Puri witnessed the tension between medicine's impulse to preserve life at all costs and a spiritual embrace of life's temporality. And it was that tension that eventually drew Puri, a passionate but unsatisfied medical student, to palliative medicine-a new specialty attempting to translate the border between medical intervention and quality-of-life care.

Interweaving evocative stories of Puri's family and the patients she cares for, THAT GOOD NIGHT is a stunning meditation on impermanence and the role of medicine in helping us to live and die well, arming readers with information that will transform how we communicate with our doctors about what matters most to us.
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The Forensic Nutritionist

The Forensic Nutritionist

Fiona Tuck

$39.95
We are not generic, one size does not fit all. The answers to good nutrition and health are not as straightforward as taking a health supplement or following the latest superfood trend. Take back control of your health. The Forensic Nutritionist helps you to investigate your own nutritional deficiencies, detect early health warning signs and know what your body really needs to stay strong, happy and healthy. Have you ever wondered why you crave certain foods, get red bumps on the back of your arms or have lines or breakouts on certain areas of your face or body? Your body has its own language of communication and has ways of telling you what it really needs. If you want to dispel the health myths and get the real deal on healthy eating, this book is for you. The Forensic Nutritionist helps you recognise early health warning signs of suboptimal nutrition and exposes the common misconceptions about so-called healthy eating.

* Learn how to recognise signs of suboptimal nutrition via holistic face, body and tongue analysis. * Discover which nutrients your body is telling you it needs to regain optimum health. * Learn how to avoid the clever health food marketing ploys. * Personalise your diet and discover the right foods to include and exclude for disease prevention and weight loss. * Debunk fact from fiction of popular diet trends such as Paleo, The Blood Type Diet, Vegan and Fodmap. * Know how to read food labels correctly. * Regain health, energy levels, mental clarity and weight management through nutrient boosting. * Includes a pantry shopping list, healthy eating cheat sheet and a nutrient boosting eating plan. * Includes delicious nutrient boosting recipes. The recipes have been designed so they can be easily adjusted to suit dietary preferences and budgets.
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The New Parkinson's Treatment: Exercise is Medicine

The New Parkinson's Treatment: Exercise is Medicine

Melissa McConaghy

$35.00
This revised edition of The New Parkinson's Treatment: Exercise is Medicine is a must read if you, or someone you know, has been diagnosed with Parkinson's. Exercise cannot be underestimated for its role in slowing Parkinson's down. This book introduces the seven key concepts to help you get the most out of your exercise program, as well as easy strategies and hints to keep you motivated.

Based on cutting-edge research and tested extensively by Australian physiotherapists, this exercise program has been designed to bring out your inner warrior - your PD Warrior! The PD Warrior Philosophy is that exercise, education, community and a life-long commitment to fighting the symptoms of Parkinson's can help you develop a greater state of physical, mental and social wellbeing.

Neurologists and other health professionals are referring to PD Warrior as a game-changer and, since its launch in Australia in 2012, it has grown exponentially, with extremely successful outcomes and widespread popularity. PD Warrior is not a cure, it's your chance to take control. So start now - you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
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Bring out the Magic in Your Mind

Bring out the Magic in Your Mind

Al Koran

$28.00
Here is the key to the amazing untapped powers in your own mind...a secret that can transform your career and life. You don't have to be a magician or a brain to command these mental resources. If you only learn to employ your own natural magnetism, using the techniques of this book, you can gain amazing influence over others, and will your way to business and social success.

The author, who was one of the world's greatest mentalists and magicians and was famous during his lifetime for his amazing mental feats on television and radio, here reveals how ordinary people can develop certain mental powers deliberately through a simple, logical program. First he explains how you can cultivate belief in the magic of your mind, and use that faith to strengthen yourself. You see how to give yourself success treatments to build your confidence and direct your energies toward dreams and goals.

Unfolding all the wonders of the human mind, this book offers a method of harnessing this magic to bring you a richer and more successful life.
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The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

Eckhart Tolle

$24.99
The Power of Now is the phenomenal bestselling self-help book of its generation - for spiritual followers of the Dalai Lama and Deepak Chopra, Eckhart Tolle demonstrates how to live a healthier and happier life by living in the present moment.

To make the journey into The Power of Now we need to leave our analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. Although the journey is challenging, Eckhart Tolle offers simple language and a question-and-answer format to guide us.

Surrender to the present moment, where problems do not exist. It is here we find our joy, are able to embrace our true selves and discover that we are already complete and perfect. If we are able to be fully present and take each step in the 'now' we will be opening ourselves to the transforming experience of The Power of Now.

Translated into 33 languages and over 2 million copies sold, this is a book to be revisited again and again.
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