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Daily Meditations for Women Who Love Too Much by Robin Norwood - £8.99
The in-depth practical companion to the hugely popular bestselling self-help book, Women Who Love Too Much. These meditation exercises will help readers feel happier within themselves, and will pave the way towards happy, successful relationships. &n ... more
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The Time in Between: A Memoir of Hunger and Hope by Nancy Tucker - £12.99
When Nancy Tucker was eight years old, her class had to write about what they wanted in life. She thought, and thought, and then, though she didn’t know why, she wrote: ‘I want to be thin.’   Over the next twelve years, she developed anorexia ... more
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Zen: 50 Mandalas to Help You De-Stress by Jeuge-Maynart and Ghislaine Stora (Editors) - £5.99
Pick up your colouring pencils and create a wonderful oasis of peace on paper.  Mandalas are traditionally used to help focus attention during meditation. In this notebook you will find 50 traditional and contemporary mandalas to colour in as y ... more
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Raising Generation RX: Mothering Kids with Invisible Disabilities in an Age of Inequality by Linda M. Blum - £18.99
Recent years have seen an explosion in the number of children diagnosed with “invisible disabilities” such as ADHD, mood and conduct disorders, and high-functioning autism spectrum disorders. Whether they are viewed as biological problems in brain wi ... more
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Empathy: Why it Matters, and How to Get It by Roman Krznaric - £8.99
Influential popular philosopher Roman Krznaric argues our brains are wired for social connection: empathy is at the heart of who we are. It's an essential, transforming quality we must develop for the 21st Century.   Through encounters with ac ... more
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Dip: Wild Swims from the Borderlands by Andrew Fusek Peters - £8.99
In Dip, Andrew Fusek Peters describes an extraordinary year of wild swimming. He leads us to rivers, lakes, waterfalls and hidden pools, into untamed landscapes that have the potential to surprise and move us in unexpected ways. Following in the wake ... more
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The Saffron Road: A Journey with Buddha's Daughters by Christine Toomey - £14.99
A brief meeting with a Buddhist nun in India made a deep impression on Christine Toomey. It sent her on a two year, 60,000-mile odyssey to learn more about the contemporary women choosing in their thousands to become part of a long tradition of femal ... more
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The Obsessive Joy of Autism by Julia Bascom, illustrated by Elou Carroll - £9.99
Julia Bascom offers a rare and powerful insight into the joys of autistic obsessions. Her writing will resonate powerfully with other autistic people, and encourage those who have a person with autism in their lives to look out for and nurture that j ... more
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Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends on it by Ian Leslie - £9.99
"I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious"(Albert Einstein)Everyone is born curious. But only some retain the habits of exploring, learning and discovering as they grow older. Which side of the 'curiosity divide' are you on? In Curio ... more
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The Little Book of Resilience: How to Bounce Back from Adversity and Lead a Fulfilling Life by Matthew Johnstone - £7.99
The Little Book of Resilience is about how we can fortify our lives mentally, emotionally and physically. It is not about what happens when we get knocked down but more about what happens when we get up again. It is a book about what resilience is an ... more
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Celtic Mythology: The Nature and Influence of Celtic Myth - From Druidism to Arthurian Legend by Ward Rutherford - £8.99
In this lively and absorbing account of the world of Celtic myth and the role it has played in the development of western culture, Ward Rutherford explores one of the jewels of European cultural heritage. In so doing he demonstrates how deeply Celtic ... more
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The 10 Best Anxiety Busters: Simple Strategies to Take Control of Your Worry by Margaret Wehrenberg - £8.99
Suffer from a fear of flying? Break out in a sweat during presentations? Experience a sudden panic attack when in a confined space, like an elevator? Whether you’re struggling with mild anxiety or battling more severe phobia or panic, these are commo ... more
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The Meaning of Anxiety by Rollo May - £10.99
The Meaning of Anxiety is as relevant and illuminating now as when it was first published in 1950.  Challenging the idea that mental health means living without anxiety, it explores anxiety’s potential for self-realisation and explores ways to a ... more
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The Iceberg: A Memoir by Marion Coutts - £8.99
In 2008 the art critic Tom Lubbock was diagnosed with a brain tumour. The tumour was located in the area controlling speech and language, and would eventually rob him of the ability to speak. He died early in 2011. Marion Coutts was his wife.  ... more
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Thrive: The Power of Psychological Therapy by Richard Layard and David M. Clark. - £10.99
A ground-breaking argument for better treatment of mental health from Richard Layard (author of Happiness) and David M. Clark.   Britain has become a world leader in providing psychological therapies thanks to the work of Richard Layard and Da ... more
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Mindfulness for Teachers: Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the Classroom by Patricia Jennings - £14.50
This book shows teachers how to use the evidence-proven technique of mindfulness to manage the stressful demands of the classroom, cultivate an exceptional school environment and revitalise their teaching and their students’ learning.  Drawing o ... more
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In the Spirit of Homebirth: Modern Women, An Ancient Choice by Bronwyn Preece - £12.99
Inspired by Ina May Gaskin's Spiritual Midwifery, In the Spirit of Homebirth is a rich collection of diverse birth stories that celebrate the beauty and power inherent in the sacred act of giving birth: a much-needed and desired addition to the growi ... more
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The C-Word by Lisa Lynch - £7.99
Updated with new material, The C Word is the incredibly moving, darkly humorous account of one woman's fight against breast cancer. Now a BBC Drama starring Sheridan Smith.   The last thing Lisa Lynch had expected to put on her 'things to do ... more
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Pondlife: A Swimmer's Journal by Al Alvarez - £9.99
The ponds of Hampstead Heath are small oases; fragments of wild nature nestled in the heart of north-west London. For the best part of his life Al Alvarez – poet, critic, novelist, rock-climber and poker player – has swum in them almost daily. &nbs ... more
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I Met a Monk: Eight Weeks to Love, Happiness and Freedom by Rose Elliot - £10.99
Pioneering vegetarian food writer Rose Elliot hones her characteristically warm and engaging narrative style to share her fascinating introduction to Buddhism. Having never truly been convinced on the idea of single specific spiritual practice – desp ... more
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For the Benefit of Those Who See: Dispatches from the World of the Blind by Rosemary Mahoney - £13.99
In the tradition of Oliver Sacks's The Island of the Colorblind, Rosemary Mahoney tells the story of Braille Without Borders, the first school for the blind in Tibet, and of Sabriye Tenberken, the remarkable blind woman who founded the school.   F ... more
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The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Revd. Mpho Tutu - £8.99
All of us have at times needed both to forgive and be forgiven – whether small, everyday harms or real traumas. But the path to forgiveness is not easy, and the process unclear. How do we let go of resentment when we have been harmed, at times irrepa ... more
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The Little Pocket Book of Mindfulness by Anna Black - £9.99
The perfect introduction to mindfulness exercises and meditation techniques in a pocket-sized book The Little Pocket Book of Mindfulness is an easy-to-follow guide to meditation for beginners by meditation expert Anna Black.   You could call T ... more
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How to Love by Thich Nhat Hanh, illustrated by Jason DeAntonis - £7.99
How to Love is the third title in Parallax’s Mindfulness Essentials Series of how-to titles by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, introducing beginners and reminding seasoned practitioners of the essentials of mindful relationships. This time Nhat Hanh brin ... more
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Living with a Wild God: A Non-Believer's Search for the Truth About Everything by Barbara Ehrenreich - £9.99
Barbara Ehrenreich is an acclaimed social critic on both sides of the Atlantic, renowned for her trenchant, witty polemics, her pieces of journalism, and her trademark intelligence. She writes with unparalleled precision, insight and a rationalist's ... more
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Recovery: Twelve Simple Steps to a Life Beyond Addiction - A Contemporary Recovery Handbook by Lynden Finlay - £9.99
Are you sick and tired of being addicted? Do you want to recover but think the 12-Step programme is not for you because you don’t believe in God? This book presents a new version of the Steps which is simple and do-able by everyone, whether they have ... more
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Understanding Asexuality by Anthony F. Bogaert - £14.95
Asexuality can be defined as an enduring lack of sexual attraction. Thus, asexual individuals do not find (and perhaps never have) others sexually appealing. Some consider “asexuality” as a fourth category of sexual orientation, distinct from heteros ... more
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Calm: Calm the Mind. Change the World by Michael Acton Smith - £9.99
Join the Calm revolution.   Modern life is hectic and relentless: trains delayed, endless emails filling the inbox, kids squabbling before bedtime... There has never been a more important time to rediscover your pause button. Calm is the boo ... more
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Stammered Songbook: A Mother's Book of Hours by Erwin Mortier - £8.99
'My mother, a house that is slowly collapsing, a bridge dancing to a tremor.'   It started when she could no longer remember the word for 'book'. Then her mind, her language and her identity began to slip away.   This is Erwin Mortier's moving, e ... more
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A View from A Lake: Buddha, Mind and Future by Neil Hayes - £10.99
A View From A Lake: Buddha, Mind and Future explains how to train our minds to attain lasting contentment. Drawing on the original and most powerful source of mind training – the word of the Buddha – Neil Hayes takes the reader on a journey from anci ... more
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Yoga Basics by Vimla Lalvani - £5.99
Exercises and routines to tone, energize and de-stress.  Yoga is one of the best ways to achieve top-to-toe fitness. It improves muscle tone and flexibility, boosts energy levels, increases concentration and relieves stress.  Yoga Basics i ... more
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A Brief Guide to Philosophical Classics: From Plato to Winnie the Pooh by Diane Law, - £8.99
Big ideas sometimes come from the strangest places. In this wide ranging introduction, James M Russell takes the fear out of philosophy and selects seventy-six works - from Plato, Descartes and Wittgenstein to Philip K Dick and the Moomins as well as ... more
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Where Memories Go: Why Dementia Changes Everything by Sally Magnusson - £8.99
Scottish broadcaster and author, Sally Magnusson, cared with her two sisters for her mother, Mamie, during her long struggle with dementia, until her death in 2012. This moving and honest account of losing a loved one day by day to an insidious disea ... more
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The Man Who Couldn't Stop: The Truth About OCD by David Adam - £8.99
An intimate look at the power of intrusive thoughts, how our brains can turn against us and what it means to live with obsessive compulsive disorder.  A Sunday Times Bestseller  Have you ever had a strange urge to jump from a tall building, or st ... more
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A Book of Dreams by Peter Reich - £12.99
"'Cloudbusting' was inspired by a book that I found in a shop ...Written by a guy called Peter Reich, and it's called A Book of Dreams. And it's very unusual, beautiful book, written by this man through the eyes of himself when he was a child, lookin ... more
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Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig - £9.99
What does it mean to feel truly alive?   Aged 24, Matt Haig's world caved in. He could see no way to go on living. This is the true story of how he came through crisis, triumphed over an illness that almost destroyed him and learned to live ag ... more
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The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks, with an introduction by Will Self - £9.99
A classic work of psychology, this international bestseller provides a groundbreaking insight into the human mind.  If a man has lost a leg or an eye, he knows he has lost a leg or an eye; but if he has lost a self - himself - he cannot know ... more
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Creatures of a Day: And Other Tales of Psychotherapy by Irvin D. Yalom - £14.99
Eminent psychotherapist and bestselling author, Irvin D Yalom, gives us a new collection of ten absorbing tales of psychotherapy, revealing the mysteries, frustrations, pathos and humour at the heart of the therapeutic encounter.  What makes life wo ... more
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The Rules of Inheritance by Claire Bidwell Smith - £9.99
A powerful and exhilarating story of life and loss.  Claire Bidwell Smith, an only child, is just fourteen years old when both of her charismatic parents are diagnosed with cancer. What follows is a coming-of-age story that is both heartbreaking and ... more
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Dementia: The One-Stop Guide by June Andrews - £9.99
A practical guide to dealing with dementia for anyone affected, by a world-leading expert.   Across the world, 44.4 million people live with dementia. Hundreds of millions of people are affected by the dementia of parents, partners, siblings or fri ... more
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Picked Up, Patched Up and Sent Home: Why I Love the NHS by Carl Walker - £9.99
In this personal, irreverent book, Carl Walker represents the average stories of average people whose lives are routinely and often unnoticeably held together by the people who work in the NHS. These are the people who patch us up, sew us up, radiate ... more
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Falling into the Fire: A Psychiatrist's Encounters with the Mind in Crisis by Christine Montross - £8.99
A woman habitually commits self-injury, ingesting light bulbs, a box of nails, zippers and a steak knife. A new mother is admitted with incessant visions of harming her child. A recent graduate, dressed in a tunic and declaring that love emanates fro ... more
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The Last Asylum: A Memoir of Madness in Our Times by Barbara Taylor - £9.99
The Last Asylum is Barbara Taylor's haunting memoir of her journey through the UK mental health system.  A RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK  SHORTLISTED FOR THE RBC TAYLOR PRIZE  In July 1988, Barbara Taylor, then an acclaimed young ... more
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Angels: How to See, Hear and Feel Your Angels by Kyle Gray - £8.99
Hay House Basics is a comprehensive new series being launched by Hay House. These introductory titles cover core topics in the areas of self-development and mind, body, spirit. Clear and concise, these books aim to de-mystify popular esoteric subject ... more
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Swallow This: Serving Up the Food Industry's Darkest Secrets by Joanna Blythman - £14.99
Even with 25 years experience as a journalist and investigator of the food chain, Joanna Blythman still felt she had unanswered questions about the food we consume every day. How ‘natural’ is the process for making a ‘natural’ flavouring? What, exact ... more
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Mindfulness on the Go: Simple Meditation Practices You Can Do Anywhere by Jan Chozen Bays - £5.99
If you’ve heard about the many benefits of mindfulness practice but think you don’t have time for it in your busy life, prepare to be proven delightfully wrong. Mindfulness is available every moment, including right now, as Zen teacher Jan Chozen Bay ... more
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The Cancer Survivors Club: A Collection of Inspirational and Uplifting Stories by Chris Geiger (Editor) - £9.99
The Cancer Survivors Club brings together first-hand accounts of ordinary people who have beaten cancer. They are old and young, their diagnoses common and rare, their courses of treatment long and short, but all are survivors.  In these honest, ... more
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An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison - £9.99
A definitive examination of manic depression.  With an introduction by Andrew Solomon "It stands alone in the literature of manic depression for its bravery, brilliance and beauty."(Oliver Sacks) I was used to my mind being my best f ... more
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The Mindfulness Colouring Book: Anti-Stress Art Therapy for Busy People by Emma Farrarons - £7.99
A pocket-sized anti-stress colouring book  Working with your hands is one of the best ways to soothe anxiety and eliminate stress. This stunning, pocket-sized colouring book offers a practical exercise in mindfulness that draws on your creativi ... more
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My Age of Anxiety by Scott Stossel - £8.99
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER and SHORTLISTED FOR THE WELLCOME PRIZE 2015   As recently as thirty-five years ago, anxiety did not exist as a diagnostic category. Today, it is the most common form of officially classified mental illness. Scott ... more
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Body Respect by Dr. Linda Bacon and Dr. Lucy Aphramor - £9.99
Mainstream health science has let you down. Weight loss is not the key to health, diet and exercise are not effective weight-loss strategies and fatness is not a death sentence. You've heard it before: there's a global health crisis, and, unless we m ... more
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