Achieving a sense of equilibrium and inner peace can prove elusive when so many demands and responsibilities are constantly vying for your attention. Discover the tools for finding harmony in all aspects of your life with practical tips on everything from managing everyday stress to finding a work/life balance that is right for you. This inspirational book will help you find ways to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle and be more mindful of the wider world and your impact upon it, while making sure there is always room for ‘me’ time.
Balancing your life is essential to your health and well-being, and by applying a few simple concepts you will live your life at a pace that is comfortable and ultimately rewarding.
Did you know that up to one in five people in the UK suffer from hay fever?
Are you one of them?
In this easy-to-follow book, Wendy Green explains how genetic, dietary, psychological and environmental factors can contribute to hay fever and offers practical advice and a holistic approach to help you deal with your symptoms, including simple dietary and lifestyle changes and DIY complementary therapies.
Find out 50 things you can do today to help you cope with hay fever including:
• Identify your allergens
• Adopt preventative strategies
• Choose beneficial foods and supplements
• Manage stress and relax to reduce the number and severity of attacks
• Find helpful organisations and products
One in four children will suffer from anxiety at some point in their young lives.
As a parent it can often be difficult to know how best to support your child when they become fearful and worried, and whether their worries are something they can deal with themselves or a symptom of something more serious.
This guide offers ways to help you to help your child articulate how they are feeling and offers effective coping strategies and simple lifestyle tweaks to manage anxiety by building their resilience and self-confidence for life.
– Identify the source of your child’s anxiety
– Instil good sleeping and eating habits
– Help your child create a list of calming actions for when they feel anxious
– Simple relaxation exercises
– Know when to seek support
Do you think you might be going through the menopause? Are you confused by conflicting advice about HRT? Or are you unsure which natural alternatives are effective? In this easy-to-follow book, Wendy Green explains common physical and psychological symptoms and offers a holistic approach to help you deal with them, including simple dietary and lifestyle changes and DIY complementary therapies. Find out 50 things you can do today to help you cope with the menopause, including:
Ease hot flushes and reduce the risks associated with menopause Learn the truth about HRT and make informed choices Discover how to beat middle-age spread and look younger Find helpful organisations and products
Living well doesn’t have to cost the earth
We all want to do our bit for the planet, and now it’s easier than ever. This book is your guide to eco-thrifty living: the way to look out for the climate and your budget at the same time. Explore the art of recycling and upcycling to spruce up your home and garden, find out how to revamp old clothes and how to say no to waste, and learn the secrets to conscious, creative living – all without the hefty price tag.
There is no planet B, but with eco-thrifty living, we won’t need one. From nifty cleaning tips, to stylish home decor and natural beauty, discover the countless ways to reduce your carbon footprint and live a life you love that’s sustainable – both for the world and your wallet.
Creatures from another time, volcanic mountains five million years old, Indian tribes surviving from the pre-Inca period, jungles and rainforests: Ecuador has all this and more. Only in its Galapagos Islands did Charles Darwin discover such a variety of extraordinary fauna that on his return to England he wrote his groundbreaking On the Origin of Species. With a philosophical yet humourous approach, Neville Shulman provides an in-depth background to Ecuador and its diverse peoples and tells intriguing stories of spectacular creatures and exotic flora, many not found anywhere else in the world.
Deep in the Limousin countryside, Richard Wiles bought his dream home. But little did he expect to be living full time in the dilapidated farmhouse while struggling to finish the conversion during the insect plagues of summer and the harsh blizzards of winter. Watched by his bemused neighbours, Richard also pursues his more unusual dreams of raising llamas, hot-air ballooning and marathon running whilst trying to keep the roof over his head. Told with unfailing humour and optimism, this is a unique tale of overcoming the formidable challenges of building a home, and a life, in France.
‘Watch out for men with too much wooden jewellery, Amy. I know what you’re like… you’ll let them sucker you in with their yoga chat but essentially, they’re unwashed… and you don’t want to put your face anywhere near an unwashed penis, let me tell you.’
Having announced her plans to quit her job and backpack around South America, humourist and gonzo journalist Amy Baker found herself on the receiving end of a whole bunch of over-the-top and seemingly unnecessary advice. Amy shrugged it all off of course… that is, until she ran into trouble.
After falling into a crevasse, swimming in crocodile-infested waters, dodging cocaine con artists and encountering handsome soothsayers, Amy soon starts to wonder if her Mum, boss and Carol from reception really were onto something. Weighing up their advice against that of known ‘Clever People’ like Tina Fey, Salvador Dalí and Mother Teresa, Amy finally establishes once and for all who it might actually pay to listen to.
Every toilet should have a copy of this book next to it.
FRANK AECES, WHAT TOILET? MAGAZINE
Perching on the porcelain can be very boring when you have nothing to do but poo. But fear not, this colouring compendium to make use of those dull moments and truly maximise your creativity on the khazi. So grab your crayons and colour away – toilet time need no longer be a chore!
We were aware of a dreamlike quality to our trip. There was something far-fetched about it, something out of this world.
Austerity might be getting everyone else down, but Steve is waving his worries goodbye on another of his light-hearted trips around the picturesque English waterways.
This time it’s a bit different, though. This time he’s not just cruising with his cat, Kit, but with his long-suffering wife, Em, who’s given up work and wants her share of easy living too. They’ve rented out their home for the ups and downs of a life afloat, and there’s no going back now as they cruise from the historic River Thames, through the Midlands and westward into the hills of Wales, meeting a familiar cast of eccentrics and oddballs along the way, and experiencing one of the hottest summers of recent years.
But how, after life in a four-bedroom house, do they manage to survive together squeezed into a space the size of a potting shed? Other books pretend to tell you about life afloat – this one shows you what it’s really like.
Did you know that up to one in five people in the UK suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?
Are you one of them?
In this easy-to-follow book, Wendy Green explains how diet, food intolerances, gut infections and bacterial imbalance, stress and hormones can contribute to IBS and offers practical advice and a holistic approach to help you deal with the symptoms, including simple dietary and lifestyle changes and DIY complementary therapies.
Find out 50 things you can do today to help you cope with IBS including:
• Identify your IBS triggers and learn how to manage them
• Choose beneficial foods and supplements
• Manage stress and relax to reduce flare-ups
• Learn which types of exercise can help to relieve symptoms
• Find helpful organisations and products
There were five rules of Twitchhiker:
I can only accept offers of travel and accommodation from people on Twitter. I can’t make any travel plans further than three days in advance. I can only spend money on food, drink and anything that might fit in my suitcase. If there is more than one offer, I choose which I take. If there is only one, I have to take it within 48 hours. If I am unable to find a way to move on from a location within 48 hours, the challenge is over and I go home. Bored in the bread aisle of the supermarket one day, Paul Smith wondered how far he could get around the world in 30 days through the goodwill of users of social networking site Twitter. At the mercy of these rules, he set his sights on New Zealand – the opposite point on the planet to his home in Newcastle. All he had to do next was explain the idea to his new wife.
In an adventure wrapped in nonsense and cocooned in daft, he travelled by road, boat, plane and train, slept in five-star luxury and on no-star floors, shmoozed with Hollywood A-listers and was humbled by the generosity of the thousands who followed his journey and determined its course.
@twitchhiker I can send you to Wichita by Greyhound if that’s any good… Sent 10:13 AM Mar 12th
I was more or less in the exact geographical centre of a different continent, and a nameless woman some 4,000 miles east in Dublin was buying me a bus ticket…
You may not have the green fingers or the resources to build the Hanging Gardens of Babylon but it is still possible to create a blossoming haven in your own back garden. This practical book guides you through the mysteries of the seasons, with simple, easy-to-follow tips on the best way to make your garden grow.
From shaping your beard to the ultimate skincare routine, this sleek volume offers hacks, techniques and tips to keep you looking fine as hell. Discover natural alternatives to keep costs down and tackle bathroom bottle clutter. With this advice-filled book you’re just a page-turn away from looking great and feeling even better.
Learn to forage in the hedgerows like the herbalists of the past
As many of us look for ways to live a more planet-friendly lifestyle, the sustainable and ethical art of foraging offers us a way to connect with the world around us. It is a practice rich in tradition and steeped in history, and one that links us to our past and our future.
This foraging companion is designed to be taken with you on your adventures into the hedgerows, forests and woodland all year round. Helpfully arranged by season, this book includes clear photographs to aid plant identification, ideas on how best to prepare and preserve your finds, fascinating foraging and plant folklore, and handy pages to make your own notes and drawings.
– Paperback and lightweight (approx. 330g) design, to allow you to take the book with you while foraging
– A month-by-month foraging calendar
– Advice on foraging etiquette and tips for creating a forager’s toolkit
This is the essential guide to enjoying the bountiful delights of the hedgerows.
Beekeeping. Oh my what have I done? I am 30 years old, I have been married for three years and am a new father to a fantastic little boy. Surely there are things that I should be doing at this age which do not involve little yellow and black insects that can hurt you if you are remotely clumsy (which at 6 feet 5, I have an amazing ability to be). James Dearsley’s wife thought he had lost his mind when he announced his intention to become a beekeeper. But like many interested in the self-sufficient lifestyle, he loved gardening and growing vegetables on his allotment and the old romantic in him had idealistic notions of teaching his little boy where honey came from, so he set himself what seemed a reasonable goal: to get, in a year’s time, just one jar of honey.
Dust off your Dali and hake out your Selleck, the ’tache is back. This impeccably turned-out little guide to the world’s most famous upper-lip embellishments will teach you how to groom, craft, style and quote your way to
There’s a lot to think about between the moment you say ‘Yes!’ and the moment you say ‘I do’. With advice on everything from picking the ideal venue to creative ideas for your wedding cake, this little book is the perfect companion to planning the wedding of your dreams.
Start grooming your Gandalf and break out your Blessed; the beard is back. This impeccably turned-out little guide on the world’s most famous facial embellishments will teach you how to groom, craft, style and quote your way to beard greatness.
The question has been popped, the ring has been presented and the celebrations have begun! What’s next? Just the wedding.
Top Tips for Grooms presents ingenious ideas for the any groom-to-be, covering the ever-so-stressful months preceding the wedding – including surviving your stag party and choosing your outfit – to the big day itself.
Make your well-being a priority and embrace your connection to the world around you with the help of this beginner’s guide to Ayurveda
Originating in India, the holistic therapy of Ayurveda is one of the oldest healing practices in the world. Based on the principle that illness and disease are caused by an imbalance between mind, body and spirit, Ayurveda offers a comprehensive approach to finding balance with an emphasis on a healthy diet combined with regular exercise, meditation and yoga.
The Little Book of Ayurveda will introduce you to the benefits of this ancient practice so you can uplift your mind and body with simple lifestyle changes to help you achieve balance.
Inside you will find:
An accessible and enlightening overview of Ayurveda
A wide range of Ayurvedic self-care rituals and techniques
Practical advice for introducing Ayurveda into your day-to-day life
Ways for you to create a habit of self-care to help you be the best you can be
Unlock the powers of Ayurveda and begin your journey towards a healthier you.
Help your kids get off their screens and get moving!
For kids aged 4-11 to help them learn why being active is good for you and instil healthy habits that will last a lifetime
On your marks, get set… it’s time to get busy!
We all know that being active is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, and it can be brilliant fun too!
Busy Bodies contains 52 illustrated cards each with a simple challenge or sporty activity to get kids moving and thinking about their physical and mental health. Each card also contains an interesting fact to help kids learn why different activities can be good for you.
The set includes a 16-page booklet with useful tips for parents and carers with information on how much exercise is expected of the age range, a chart showing the different types of exercise grouped into the main categories – strength-building, heart health, coordination and agility, flexibility – and recipes for some healthy post-activity snacks.
Whether you’re looking to boost your mood, document your daily habits or foster a more positive outlook, this journal is the perfect place to start
Discover the habits that help or hinder your happiness with this easy-to-use journal. Offering simple ways to track your lifestyle, boost positivity and achieve long-lasting happiness, this handy little book will have a big impact on your well-being and keep you smiling all year round.
You’ll find a variety of interactive pages where you can record your happiness journey month by month, including:
– Your sleep, hydration and diet habits
– The best methods to boost your happiness levels
– Your monthly goals and ambitions
– Tips to help you stay on track 365 days a year
– The little things to be grateful for
You can learn a lot from your habits, and spending just a few minutes on your journal each day will help you maintain a sunnier outlook on life.
Worry less, live more
Worrying is a normal part of the human experience, and it can affect anyone, anywhere, at any stage of life. However, when worry starts to impact our mental and physical well-being, it’s time to do something about it.
In this book you will learn the benefits of mindfulness and meditation, how you can harness the power of positive thinking, and tips and techniques for managing daily stress.
Find out how to:
– Reframe your thoughts and approach stressful situations with greater ease
– Fine-tune your diet to increase your resilience
– Increase your happiness and self-confidence through exercise
– Release stress using relaxation techniques
– Build your own “worry toolkit” of effective coping strategies
– Make sustainable and lasting changes to your habits and behaviours
Manage your worry in all its guises with this comforting guide for a happier, healthier you. Ideal for anyone looking to cope with worry, develop stress-management techniques and form positive lifestyle habits.