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Heart’s Desire

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 |

Foreigner in Charge (Hong Kong Edition)

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 |

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Fit for Birth and Beyond

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 |

Breast Support

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:  Paperback234 x 153 mm | Includes photographs, diagrams and illustrations | 184 Pages |

Understanding Type 2 Diabetes Audio book

In this essential resource for any diabetes sufferer, Professor Merlin Thomas from the world-renowned Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute offers clear, effective guidance on how to manage all aspects of the disease.

Comprising of 8 CDs read aloud by the author, the audio book examines what diabetes is and how it comes about. It describes the many practical changes you can make to your diet, while also looking at physical activity and the different ways exercise can be used to maintain and improve your health.

The audio book also explores the medical aspects of diabetes care, including the best ways to achieve control of your waistline, blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and how to avoid major complications.

Bonus: Get a free copy of the Empower eBook version of this book with your purchase. – $9.99 Value (Instant Online Delivery)

SPECIFICATIONS: Audio book contains 8 CD’s. Total running time: 8hr 5min

What Makes You Happy?

USD $14.95

What do you want most in life? Most people just want to be happy. Sounds straightforward, but what does happiness really look like? Many of us lead lives that are rushed, stressful and often unfulfilling, meaning we are unable to be truly happy.

Psychologist Fiona Robards has the good news: taking simple steps to support your wellbeing, like finding opportunities to connect with others, can make a considerable difference. Sometimes the smallest things have the greatest impact, and this remarkable book will show you how even making small changes can lead to big improvements in your life.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 210 x 170 mm / 8 ½ x 6 ¾ Inches | 264 Pages |

Paper Cranes

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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

I-Power

USD $21.95

Are you happy with your life? We so often seek happiness through relationships, success and recognition, but all these things lie outside ourselves. Boundary Theory argues that this approach to life is at the heart of why we are unable to achieve happiness.

I Power is a manual for real, lasting change that will guide you through the process of approaching life with a boundary focus. With this empowering book, learn to switch on your rational brain, to take responsibility for only yourself, not other people or their choices. Discover the power to lessen conflicts, enhance contentment and balance, and the freedom to be you.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 151 mm / 9 ¼ x 6 Inches | 232 Pages |

I Don’t Have Time: 15-Minute Ways to Shape a Life You Love

We live in a time of ‘hurry sickness’. ‘Busy’ has become a competitive sport — and it’s a sport with no winners. But somewhere, underneath all of this hard slog, there are the things we really want to do. More often than not, the only thing standing between us and getting on with those things is ourselves.

Through stories, theories and practical exercises, I Don’t Have Time explores 50 excuses we make that keep us from getting on with the things that really matter to us. These are the excuses that hold us back in our health and wellbeing, our careers, relationships, finances, home environments, personal development and recreation.

Using humour, anecdotes, research into productivity and Emma and Audrey’s proven ‘My 15 Minutes’ approach, this is a practical guide to ditching overwhelm and making progress in all the areas that matter most.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 229 x 152 mm / 9 x 6 Inches | 224 Pages |

The Power of the Second Question: Finding simple truths for complex lives

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In The Power of the Second Question, popular psychologist and author Chris Skellett clearly shows how you can easily harness the power of your personal reflection to capture the ‘simple truths’ about your world. Each concise chapter suggests ideas, gives examples and reviews the importance of personal insight and celebrating the ‘aha’ moments.  At the end of the process, you will have developed a much broader appreciation of who you are and what you have learned along life’s journey, enabling you to reset your life’s compass and pursue a life of renewed purpose and meaning.

An experienced clinician for over 30 years, Chris has expert communication skills and a practical knowledge of what matters beyond the theory, in real practice. This book sets out simply how readers can make their lives better and happier.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 151 mm / 9 ¼ x 6 Inches | 240 Pages |

The Art of Mindful Origami: Soothe the mind with 15 beautiful origami projects and accompanying mindfulness exercises

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The Art of Mindful Origami extends the concept of mindful, art-therapy colouring using 15 origami projects, ranging in difficulty from basic to complex, as tools to develop mindfulness. In recent years, interest in mindfulness has exploded and it is now a part of popular culture.

Increasingly, creative pursuits such as colouring are being used as a way for people to focus and enter a mindful state. Each project starts with a brief description and background to the model. Subsequent pages give instructions for folding the particular model.

 

High-quality patterned origami paper and colouring sheets, which can easily be torn from the book, are included to make this the ultimate gift for anyone wanting a calmer, more stress-free life.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 250 x 260 mm / 9 ¾ x 10 ¼ Inches | Approx. 45 colour photographs and illustrations; Approx. 100 step-by-step illustrations | 120 Pages | High-quality patterned origami and colouring tear out sheets throughout |

All or Nothing: Bringing balance to the achievement-oriented personality

USD $24.99

High achievers often have ‘all-or-nothing’ personality styles, approaching life with dedication, determination and drive to succeed. However, sometimes that success comes at too great a cost. The drive to focus on one tasks or area of life to the exclusion of everything else has undeniable benefits, but can lead to mental and physical fatigue, health problems and even relationship issues.

In this insightful, empowering book, psychologist Mike McKinney draws on his decades of experience to explore how balance can be brought to the all-or-nothing personality, whilst retaining its best qualities, to promote a more meaningful and rewarding life.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 229 x 152 mm / 9 x 6 Inches | 224 Pages | 

The Happiness Trap Pocketbook: An Illustrated Guide on How to Stop Struggling and Start Living

Sometimes, no matter how hard we try, happiness remains elusive. We seek to find and hold onto it, but so often this in itself leads to worry and discontent. Based on the revolutionary approach of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), The Happiness Trap empowers you to forge a path to escape this vicious cycle.

Alongside with acclaimed illustrator Bev Aisbett, Dr Russ Harris brings you expert wisdom from his best-selling book in a handy, simpler version that will resonate with readers of the original and appeal to a new audience. Keep it in your pocket for those everyday reminders to help you on your journey.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 198 x 128 mm / 7 ⅘ x 5 Inches | 168 Pages |

The Happiness Trap: Stop Struggling, Start Living

Sometimes, no matter how hard we try, happiness remains elusive. We seek to find it and hold onto it, but so often this in itself leads to worry and discontent. Based on the revolutionary approach of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), The Happiness Trap provides a path to escape this vicious cycle.

In 33 bite-sized chapters full of expert wisdom and scientifically proven techniques, Dr Russ Harris teaches us the skills to rise above fear, doubt and insecurity and move forward towards true fulfilment. Be empowered to climb out of the ‘happiness trap’ and focus on creating a rich and meaningful life.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 153 mm / 9 ⅕ x 6 Inches | 280 Pages |

The Confidence Coach

USD $17.95 Tax Included

Take Control of Your Life and Wellbeing

Confidence is a crucial ingredient for success in so many areas of life – at work, in relationships, and ‘getting out there’ and enjoying yourself. Internationally renowned confidence coach Lisa Phillips knows that confidence is an ‘inside job’ – it’s an internal process, which only you have the power to change.

Written in Lisa’s trademark warm and humorous style, this book will help you realise that your confidence is in your own hands. By adopting the right mindset and learning a few tricks, you can overcome the fears and negative patterns that have been holding you back, and open the door to the life you want.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 151 mm / 9 ¼ x 6 Inches | 192 Pages |

Speak Easy (3rd Edition): The Essential Guide to Speaking in Public

USD $21.95 Tax Included

Surveys show that most people fear public speaking more than death! So, how do you prepare effectively for a speaking engagement? What do you need to know about your body, your voice, the audience, the technology? Maggie Eyre has over 30 years’ experience as a media trainer, communications consultant and performer. In Speak Easy, she takes the reader through the complete process, from initial concept to final delivery.

Included are chapters on body language, voice, health, warming up, managing your audience, fear, media skills, social media, how to use technology, grooming and learning your lines. The text is illustrated with anecdotes and case studies based on Maggie’s own work and experience, and is packed with useful tips. Practical and authoritative, this is the essential book for anyone facing a business presentation or an after-dinner speech.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 151 mm / 9 ¼ x 6 Inches | Black & White | 272 Pages |

Mindfulness for Life

USD $19.95

Mindfulness for Life is the only book you will ever need on mindfulness. It shows you how to apply mindfulness techniques to your own life whether you need help with medical conditions, personal development or spiritual development.

Chapters are included on: stress and ageing, anxiety, depression, addiction, attention deficit orders, pain, weight management, eating disorders, heart disease and stroke, cancer, dementia, sleep, lifestyle, education, workplace parenting, sporting enhancement, self-actualisation,happiness, enlightenment development. Mindfulness for Life is written by two experts in the field who bring the medical perspective of an international authority on mindfulness and the psychological perspective of a researcher. The result is a book that translates the scientific principles behind mindfulness into a simple, practical and accessible manual to applying mindfulness – for life. Only a few minutes a day can start to change your life.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 151 mm / 9 ¼ x 6 Inches | 312 Pages |

Mindfulness at Work: How to Avoid Stress, Achieve More and Enjoy Life!

USD $18.95

Mindfulness at Work reveals how the practice of mindfulness — the ability to focus our attention on what is rather than be distracted by what isn’t — can be a powerful antidote to the distractions and stresses of our modern lives, especially our working lives.

So, if you want to: reduce your stress, become more productive, improve your decision-making skills, enjoy better relationships with your colleagues, work more creatively, develop your leadership skills, and generally enjoy your job more … then mindfulness can help!

Written by an expert with years of both clinical and personal experience, Mindfulness at Work includes examples of mindfulness in action in the workplace, while also looking at how the principles of mindfulness can be applied to specific professions, from sales and marketing to teaching, from law to medicine, from the trades to the creative arts.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 151 mm / 9 ⅕ x 6 Inches | 200 Pages |

Mindful Relationships: Creating Genuine Connections with Ourselves and Others

USD $18.95

We are now experiencing what is being called ‘the mindfulness revolution’, as increasingly people become aware of the benefits of mindfulness in all aspects of daily life. This book focuses on individuals, couples, families, groups and businesses to provide a practical guide for using mindfulness to enrich relationships and more effectively manage the stresses associated with dispute resolution and conflict.

The authors clearly and engagingly explore how we can use mindfulness to: develop a more compassionate, friendly relationship with ourselves and others increase awareness of our own and others’ relational patterns calm and soothe our emotions and be there for others communicate more effectively enhance connection and empathy reduce defensive patterns, allowing for more authenticity, and work effectively within families and larger systems such as workplaces. Case studies are included throughout to highlight key principles, as well as practical exercises to enable the reader to develop their mindfulness skills.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 151 mm | 240 pages | Black and White Media:

Mindful Learning: Reduce Stress and Improve Brain Performance for Effective Learning

Whatever your age, whatever your learning environment, mindfulness can make a positive difference. Mindfulness is increasingly being used in educational environments as a way to help students learn more effectively, develop personally, enhance their physical and emotional health, and deal with study and exam-related demands.

In Mindful Learning, the authors provide practical insights and exercises on how to apply mindfulness in the educational setting, resulting in a book that clearly sets out how we can manage stress, improve performance and create better communication and relationships. Whatever your age, whatever your learning environment, mindfulness can make a positive difference.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 151 mm / 9 ⅕ x 6 Inches | 272 Pages |