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A Mum’s guide to health, fitness and positive living
Written with the assistance of international figure champion and personal trainer Kelli Johnson, and endorsed by Terri Irwin, the ‘YSM Body Bible’ is the book today’s busy mothers have been waiting for. Using the latest research findings on women’s health and fitness, it is a holistic look at the body and includes detailed diet and exercise advice and programs, written in Jodie Hedley-Ward’s simple and direct style. The book also emphasises mental attitude and offers motivational advice on overcoming negative self-talk and limiting beliefs, as well as strategies on how to set oneself up for success. The detailed nutritional and exercise training programs in the book have been thoroughly tested and approved by experts, and have been devised especially with mothers in mind. The author, a busy mother of two, uses herself as a guinea pig in the book to illustrate how the programs can work. The ‘YSM Body Bible’ is a complete fitness guide for today’s busy wife and mother.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 229 x 178 mm | Colour Photographs | 292 Pages |
A life-changing approach to motherhood
You Sexy Mother redefines what it means to be a stay-at-home mum today – one who is sexy, vibrant, healthy, happy and engaged in a life that has meaning and value.
If you feel like you’ve lost yourself; if you need a new outlook on life; if you want to be the best mum you can be then You Sexy Mother is for you. This is the book that inspired the groundbreaking Motherhood Study launched in 2009. For more information visit author Jodie Hedley-Ward’s website.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 229 x 178 mm | 192 Pages |
You Sexy Mother: The Journal is a beautiful but practical follow-up to the author’s first book, offering sensible advice on self-perception, self-respect, the importance of relationships, simplifying your life, creativity through motherhood and making use of community resources. But this book is also a workbook, containing numerous reflection questions, quotes and thoughts to stimulate change. Jodie has also updated the transformational ten-day turnaround plan that appeared in her first book, making this book even more useful.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 229 x 178 mm | 160 Pages |
Includes 150 recipes for managing food allergies and intolerances by eliminating common allergens and gluten
The Total Food Allergy Health and Diet Guide includes easy-to-understand information and answers to frequently asked questions about managing food allergies. With reliable recommendations on managing the top 10 food allergies and intolerances, which include: peanut; tree nut; fish, shellfish and crustacean; milk allergy and lactose intolerance; egg; soy; wheat; sesame seed; sulfite sensitivity and mustard; plus corn, fruit and vegetable allergies and monosodium glutamate sensitivity.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 254 x 178 mm | 320 Pages
A guide to letting go of stress and anxiety
This is a comprehensive yet accessible and even enjoyable book on dealing with stress and anxiety. It examines the nature of stress and anxiety before going on to cover a range of strategies and approaches for dealing with them. The authors recognise that every individual is different and will choose different options. Case studies are included, the issue of medication is addressed and the importance of a healthy lifestyle is highlighted. The authors have drawn on their clinical, research and teaching work in the field, with the result that Release Your Worries makes use of the most up-to-date psychological approaches, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Narrative and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Visit the Release Your Worries Website at http://www.releaseyourworries.com.au
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 153 mm | 288 Pages |
Parenting today’s children for tomorrow’s world
Drawing on cutting-edge research, Raising Stress-Proof Kids explores the powerful and potentially long-term effects of stress on our children. Most importantly, it offers simple but effective steps that parents can take to minimise the impact of stress at home and at school. A must-read for every parent who wants to raise smart, emotionally stable, responsible, stress-proof kids!
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 151 mm | 240 Pages |
A mother’s story of hope, courage and determination
Paper Cranes is the moving story of Cheryl Koenig, a Sydney mother whose son Jonathan was left brain-damaged after an horrific car accident, and the amazing sense that together with persistence, determination, family and love, almost any challenge can be faced and conquered. Jonathan has defied the odds and lives a rich and fulfilling life.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback with Flaps | 234 x 153 mm | 256 Pages | 8pp Photographs
Knowing your child’s mind…
There is nothing so fascinating as the human brain. Over the past couple of decades, advances in technology have made possible new and exciting insights into how the brain grows, learns and operates. And there is growing consensus that this knowledge is of great relevance to parenting and all manner of child-rearing contexts.
Nurturing a Healthy Mind takes the available science on how the brain responds to environment stimuli and presents it in an easy-to-understand and user-friendly format. It ‘translates’ what neuroscience is telling us about the development of the brain from infancy to the early school years and explains how this knowledge can help us deal with the everyday realities of raising healthy and happy children.
So if you’ve ever wondered whether enrolling your three-year-old in enrichment programs will give them a head start in life, or have simply despaired at your four-year-old’s inability to sit still, you’ll find the book Nurturing a Healthy Mind essential reading.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 153 mm | 248 Pages |
Often our lives are so busy that we forget to reflect on the important issues that underpin our relationships, careers and family life. But reflection is essential. From enjoying the present moment to using your imagination to its greatest potential, each page insightfully provides a catalyst for your own reflection.
If you apply the wisdom in this book to your life, you are sure to benefit, but the currencies in play may be patience, empathy and love rather than those of the material kind.
SPECIFICATIONS: Cased with Jacket | 138 x 105 mm | Black & White | 192 Pages |
Essential reading for any woman who’s ever longed to be a mother…
Judith Uyterlinde had it all; health, intelligence, good looks, a fabulous career and a happy relationship with a wonderful man.
All that was missing from her perfect life was a child, and how hard could that be?
As it turned out, Judith would experience the agony of miscarrying twins, suffer two ectopic pregnancies, and endure four failed IVF attempts before finally having to accept that she could not give birth to a child of her own.
Written with a searing intensity, Judith’s years of struggling are recounted with humour and honesty.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback with Flaps | 234 x 153mm | 120 Pages |
A Complete Health & Diet Guide Including 100 Recipes
Fatty liver disease is the most common type of liver disease seen in the world today.
Some people with fatty liver disease simply have excess fat in the liver. Although not normal, it’s not serious if it doesn’t lead to inflammation or damage. However, once there’s a build-up of fat, the liver becomes vulnerable to injury. Others have what’s called non-alcoholic steatohepatisis (NASH). NASH can lead to permanent liver damage and cirrhosis.
Both types of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are becoming more common. Up to 20% of adults have either fatty liver or NASH. The most common causes of fatty liver disease are obesity and diabetes mellitus.
Written by experts and based on the most current information available, this indispensable guide is for anyone living with fatty liver disease. And diet plays a major role in managing the condition, so 100 specially selected recipes are also included.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 254 x 178 mm | 288 Pages |
Success Strategies for Expat Leaders in Hong Kong
In Foreigner in Charge: Hong Kong, leading international business coach Padraig O’Sullivan takes an insightful, comprehensive look at what it takes to succeed. Central to the book is the PALDER framework, a proven, integrated approach mapping out the transition phases you will experience in your first two years. It illustrates the waves of change you, your family and the organisation will undergo and gives you the necessary navigation tools.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 156 mm | 208 Pages |
The truth about what we put on our plate … and what we can do to change it
Everyone wants to eat fresh, clean, nutrient-rich food. The more sophisticated of us want our food ethically produced as well. But the vast majority of food in Australia is mass-produced in an industrialised system and the results are not as palatable as the everyday shopper might imagine.
Our fruit and vegetables are sprayed with pesticides and herbicides, many of which have been banned overseas for years. Our beef is more often than not produced in feedlots, where thousands of cattle stand in their own faeces, regularly dosed with antibiotics to prevent the diseases that are an inevitable result of these conditions. Our chickens are ‘spin chilled’ in a dilute chlorine solution to help preserve them, and also to whiten the meat. The list goes on …
And if you combine all this with the as-yet-unknown effects of genetically modified crops, the growing water crisis, the continued sale of valuable farming land to foreign interests, and the constant struggle Australian farmers face to survive in a ‘free-market’ economy where ‘big business’ makes the profit and their overseas competitors are subsidised yet they are not, it soon becomes evident that food production in Australia faces a very uncertain future.
Food Shock investigates these issues and encourages us to ask some important questions: what are the alternatives to our current system? How do we get there? And what can we, the consumer, do to change things? The answers may surprise…
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 mm x 153 mm | 288 Pages |
A guide for women over 35
Many older women spend months, if not years, trying for motherhood, then endure an anxious pregnancy wondering if they are eating and exercising properly. Fitness expert Suzy Clarkson has been there. Her first pregnancy at the age of 38 was relatively trouble-free, but trying to get pregnant again a few years later was very different. Following fertility treatment, she finally gave birth to her second child at the age of 45.
Qualified in physiotherapy, Suzy has now devised a practical guide to assist older women through their pregnancies, using her own experiences of motherhood to support her text. This easy-to-follow fitness programme will take you through each trimester, showing suitable exercises and suggesting how to develop healthy habits to achieve a safe outcome, a successful childbirth and a speedy recovery afterwards. The book is fully illustrated with step-by-step photographs showing the exercises in detail. The information she provides is based on the latest research, and is endorsed by leading specialists in obstetrics and fertility.
But the book is more than its exercises. Suzy is a ‘real mum’ who offers encouragement and a compassionate helping hand to all older mothers. Fit for Birth and Beyond is the guide you can trust and use with confidence.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 242 x 184 mm | 256 Pages |
This is a little book about a big subject. It represents the fruit of a decade of experimentation and innovation in the field of energy psychology by two of the most enthusiastic and original contributors. In a nutshell the techniques taught in this book allow someone to ‘tune’ and ‘tone’ their body’s energy system for the immediate benefit of relaxation and a reduction of the body’s stress responses. They can also learn how to apply the meridian energy stimulation directly to a number of emotional issues with predictable positive results: typically, these are the issues of fear, anxiety and hurt.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 mm x 253 mm | 240 Pages |
A mother’s story of triumph over tragedy
The extraordinary story of Nancye O’Reilly. Drama and tragedy have pursued Nancye O’Reilly throughout her life. Adopted as a baby and abused from a young age, she married young and gave birth to two beautiful girls, Juliet and Alicia. Seven-year-old Alicia was brutally raped and murdered; today, the case remains unsolved.
Nancye’s eldest daughter, Juliet, died seven years later in a car accident and after suffering a miscarriage, Nancye made a critical decision – she decided to no longer be a victim and as a result of her extraordinary experiences, she is now in a position to effect change as an advocate for victim’s rights.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback with Flaps | 234 x 153mm | Photographs | 168 Pages |
If You or Someone You Love has Breast Cancer, You Need This Book!
In ‘Breast Support’, Gwendoline Smith describes not just the physical and medical experience of breast cancer, through diagnosis, surgery, recovery and rehabilitation, but the emotional and psychological experience too.
Supporting Gwendoline’s text are contributions from her medical specialists who tell the story from their point of view.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 153 mm | Includes photographs, diagrams and illustrations | 184 Pages |
Parents’ Experiences of Life With a Disabled Child
Every expectant parent dreams of having a healthy, ‘perfect’ baby. But for some, those expectations are shattered forever with the arrival of a disabled child. Long-cherished hopes must now be set aside as these parents begin to deal with a new, unwelcome reality and take the first tentative steps on a long and challenging life journey. Lessons from my Child is a collection of stories gathered from parents of special-needs children from around the world. In their own words, these parents speak openly and honestly about raising a child with intellectual or physical disabilities – the sleepless nights, the long periods of sadness, the tiny triumphs and the ongoing battle to ensure that their child assumes his or her rightful place in the world. The stories are grouped into chapters that reflect the main stages of many parents’ journeys as they move from grief, denial and anger to a point where they can accept their situation, and perhaps see their child’s disability as embodying a profound life lesson. Each chapter begins with an expert psychological commentary on what parents may be experiencing at that stage. These accounts from parents allow rare insights into the challenges of their world and reveal the extraordinary rollercoaster of emotions many face daily. What emerges is a testament to human determination and a powerful reaffirmation of the strength of love.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 215 mm x 152 mm | 224 Pages |
A high-achiever’s guide to a successful life
Due for release May 2018 so pre-order your copy now.
We all possess mental resources but only a few of us use them to their full potential. Instead, we apply the ‘working hard’ approach rather than the ‘working smart’ approach, and end up getting stuck in bad habits that drain our energy, blur our minds and disrupt our focus. Mindfulness expert Chantal Hofstee shares her expertise, inspiration and techniques to show you how to break that cycle so you can achieve new personal insights and implement practical strategies for sustainable success.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 229 x 152 mm / 9 x 6 Inches | Black & White | 240 Pages |