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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 |

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Woof: A book of happiness for dog lovers

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Dogs have a way of making our lives feel complete. They’re there for us through good times and bad, with their wholehearted engagement in life a lesson to us all on living in the moment. Woof: A book of happiness for dog lovers is a compendium of delightful quotes that capture the essence of our affection for these wonderful animals. Some are by famous people (Aldous Huxley, Mark Twain, Charles M. Schulz, Milan Kundera, G.K. Chesterton), others not; some are philosophical, others light-hearted — all are memorable. Accompanied by beautiful photography, and presented in a high-quality gift format, this is a collection of quotes to treasure.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback or Paperback | 225 x 203 mm / 8 ¾ x 8 Inches | Colour | 160 Pages | 

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Australia Rocks: Remembering the Music of the 1950s to 1990s

USD $39.99

Australia Rocks brings the bands and the times to life through unique photographs and evocative text. Written by a rock musician, it also goes beyond the ‘big names’ (AC/DC, INXS, Midnight Oil, etc) to highlight the many independent, often lesser-known performers who played such an integral part in shaping the industry, and shines a light on how rock music was not only influenced by global events (the Vietnam War, for example) but also formed part of enormous cultural shifts (the Swinging Sixties, the protest movement, etc.). From the demure dance halls of the 1950s to the smoke-filled pubs of the 1970s and the packed concerts of the 1990s and beyond, Australia Rocks will have music lovers dusting off their vinyl collection and remembering the good times.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 277 x 274 mm / 11 x 10 ½ Inches| Colour | 176 Pages | 

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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 | 

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The Essential Edible Pharmacy: Heal Yourself From the Inside Out

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Good health starts from the inside out, and it doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult. So many of the most nutrient-dense foods are commonly available, as well as delicious! In The Essential Edible Pharmacy, nutritionist Sophie Manolas shares her passion for helping people eat their way to the healthiest and greatest version of themselves.

With many simple yet delicious recipes, this inspiring book re-introduces you to 60 nutritionally rich foods and explains exactly why each of them is so good for you. Sophie’s approach doesn’t require a radical lifestyle change or hard-to-find ingredients – this is everyday eating for everyone to enjoy.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 235 x 191 mm / 9 ¼ x 7 ½ Inches | 90 Colour Illustrations | 216 Pages | 

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Art in Nature

Each year, photographers from around the world are invited to enter the Australian Geographic ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year competition. (ANZANG refers to the Australia–New Zealand–Antarctica–New Guinea bioregion.)Last year, 2013, David Rennie won it. His achievement was made all the more remarkable by the fact that David Rennie’s love affair with photography only began in 2007 at the age of 47.

 

In this magnificent book, David has included just a taste of the strikingly memorable images that now comprise his vast collection. Most are taken at the Mandurah Wetlands, south of Perth. Encompassing over 26,000 hectares, these wetlands are home to over 140 species of bird, with many migrating every year from as far away as Russia. The result is a book that will captivate not just bird lovers but all who appreciate the art we find in nature.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 260 x 260 mm / 10 ¼ x10 ¼ Inches | Full Colour Photographs | 144 pages | 

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What Are You Waiting For?: A Practical Guide to Knowing What you Want and Making it Happen NOW

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This has a voice like no other book- talking in well-travelled areas in a completely dynamic new way. Shelley cuts out the routine self-help processes and with full force sincerity offers something that really works. Shelley challenges readers to be honest about where they are in life, and what’s really stopping them from living the lives they want (fear!). Do you want action? If so this is for you.

A top life coach with psychology training, Shelley gets results- are you up for it? You may not be able to meet her one-on-one but working through the book ensures positive change. You have to go to work here, with checklists and questions to work through. You are shown how to produce written responses, which are really going to help you move forward.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234  x 151 mm / 9 ¼ x 6 Inches | 168 pages |

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Smile Cry: Happy or sad, wailing or glad, how do you feel today?

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A fun, flip-over picture book for children that reads from both front and back. Smile Cry is an innovative picture book for young kids, showcasing the full emotional range of their formative years.

Readers’ follow three adorable characters — piglet, bunny and cat — as they react emotionally to a variety of events and circumstances from everyday life.

It’s the little things that touch the hearts of children the most, and Smile Cry typifies both the small joys and challenges that are the essence of childhood.

The clever ‘flip book’ format means that the ‘Smile’ story reads from front to back, while the ‘Cry’ story reads from back to front, with both delicious narratives meeting in the middle. A heartfelt picture book that will be treasured for years, Smile Cry is perfect for ages 3 and upwards.

Download the Teacher’s Notes here

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardcover | 215 x 288 mm / 8 ½ x 11 ¼ Inches | 32 Pages | Colour |

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Younger Skin in 28 Days: The Fast-Track Diet for Beautiful Skin and a Cellulite-Proof Body

Beautiful skin is not only for the genetically blessed- everyone can enjoy the self-confidence that comes from looking their best, regardless of age. In Younger Skin in 28 Days, award-winning author and nutritionist Karen Fischer reveals how you can firm and tone your skin and take years off your appearance in a matter of weeks.

Among the many skin conditions that can be improved are: cellulite wrinkles dry skin sun damage acne rough and bumpy skin age spots and hyperpigmentation Karen reveals the best skin-care products and supplements for younger skin, and includes a 3-day alkalising cleanse to fast-track your results as well as a 28-day meal plan featuring 80 delicious, quick and easy recipes.

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

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The Mindful Home: The Secrets to Making your Home a Place of Harmony, Beauty, Wisdom and True Happiness

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A house is merely physical but a home is far more subtle and elusive. This book takes the view that being ‘at home’ is a metaphor for finding ourselves — finding our core. What do we find at our core?

Well, if the world’s great wisdom traditions have anything to say about it then home is about qualities that we could equate with ‘good’ itself — true happiness, peace, beauty, wisdom and inspiration. It is also about the good things in life such as harmony, relationships, health and wealth. So, how are we to find our core and create a home that reminds us of the qualities associated with it? That is where the practice of mindfulness comes in! By exploring the ways in which we feed our mind and our heart through our senses, how we use space, the practicalities of managing a home, and how we can live a healthy and sustainable life at home,The Mindful Home will enable us to shape the living space we really want, creating an environment that both nurtures and invigorates us, while meeting our needs.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 229 x 184 mm / 9 x 7 ¼ Inches | 240 pages |

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The Little Book of Good Health: Facts, Tips and Habits

Like all good things in life the secret of good health lies in concepts that are simple, practical, easy-to-follow and inexpensive; ideas that may seem small or insignificant, but are the way to a fitter, healthier and a happier life. The Little Book of Good Health explains simple, practical, easy-to-follow and inexpensive ideas that when incorporated in your daily routine are the way to a fitter, healthier and a happier life.

True health is as much a matter of mind as it is a matter of body. It is about total wellness. The author has meticulously sifted through thousands of international studies on all aspects of health and medicine, both modern and alternative, and wellness philosophies and reduced them to 181 short, crisp, fact-based and helpful explanations you can incorporate in your daily routine.

‘A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.’ – A Spanish Proverb

 

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 215 x 138 mm / 8 ½ x 5 ½ | 224 Pages |

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The History of Fly Fishing in Fifty Flies

The History of Fly Fishing in Fifty Flies recounts the history of a sport that dates back two thousand years, focusing on milestone flies from the first feathered hook to contemporary patterns using cutting edge materials. From the many thousands of fly patterns developed over the centuries (there are more than 1,700 salmon fly patterns alone) these fifty have been chosen to represent the development not only of the flies themselves but also of fly fishing techniques—and of rods, lines, and reels. These iconic flies also chart the spread of this addictive sport from its modern origins on the chalk streams of southern England and the rivers of Scotland to the US, Europe, South America and the Antipodes, and now to every country in the world.

Filled with profiles of the key characters, tying tips, photographs and illustrations of the flies, and detailed explanations of the techniques used to fish them, The History of Fly Fishing in Fifty Flies charts the exponential growth and diversification of this fascinating sport.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 227 x 170 mm / 9 x 6 ¾ Inches | Colour | 224 Pages |

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The Healthy Skin Diet: Your complete guide to beautiful skin in only 8 weeks!

Winner of the 2008 Australian Food Media Awards for Best Health, Nutrition or Special Diet book. Ex-model and TV presenter Karen Fischer understands the havoc your day-to-day life and environment can inflict on your skin. The Healthy Skin Diet offers an easy-to-follow, comprehensive program featuring planned daily menus; a three-day detox plan; delicious, simple, healthy, alkalising recipes; and chapters dedicated to the treatment of specific skin disorders from cellulite to acne.

The Healthy Skin Diet is designed to supply your body with the ability to make gorgeous skin – working from the inside out! Beautiful skin is not something exclusively reserved for the genetically blessed. You too can have great healthy, clear and blemish-free skin.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 153 mm / 9 ¼ x 6 Inches | 392 Pages | Includes Recipes |

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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 |

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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 |

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The Essential Lingo Dictionary: of Australian Words and Phrases

The Essential Lingo Dictionary is a warts-and-all look at the notoriously hilarious (and occasionally a little bit naughty) canon of Australian slang words and phrases, casting light on the quirky, intriguing and often bizarre Australian Aussie language. A must-have for every bookshelf!
If you have wondered why his girlfriend is a ‘Sheila’ even though her name is Sophia, or why your colleagues in Melbourne’s suburbs are said to live ‘beyond the black stump’, then this book is for you.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 210 x 135 mm / 8 ⅓ x 5 ⅓ Inches | 208 Pages |

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The Eczema Diet (2nd Edition): Eczema-Safe Food to Stop the Itch and Prevent Eczema for Life

Nutritionist, skin expert and mother-of-two, Karen Fischer is known as the ‘last hope’ for eczema patients who have tried every therapy and cream to no avail. Inspired initially by her success in treating her daughter’s eczema, for the last decade Karen has treated eczema patients of all ages, including newborn babies.

In this second edition of her bestselling book, Karen brings you the results of her years of research and shares her tried-and-tested solutions for this heart-breaking condition, including emergency itch-busters, how to prevent chemical sensitivities, menus for all ages and skin care and non-diet information.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 151 mm / 9 ¼ x 7 ½ Inches | 288 Pages |

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The Confidence Coach

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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 |

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The ADHD Handbook: What Every Parent Needs to Know to get the Best for Their Child

USD $21.99

A diagnosis of ADHD can be overwhelming. There’s a wealth of conflicting advice available and it’s hard to know what to trust. The solution: The ADHD Handbook, a clear and comprehensive guide drawing on the most up-to-date international research to present a pragmatic look at this common disorder. It covers how ADHD is diagnosed, the most effective therapies and techniques and the pros and cons of various types of medication, and addresses many of the common myths surrounding the condition.

This informative book is an essential reference to support you in successfully navigating your way through the challenges ADHD poses and helping your child to live a full, happy life.

SPECIFICATIONS:Paperback | 234 x 151 mm | 9 ½ x 6 Inches | 264 Pages |

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

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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 |