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Inspired by her wildly popular The New York Times essay "The Wedding Toast I'll Never Give", Ada Calhoun provides a funny (but not flip), clever (but not smug) take on the institution of marriage. Weaving intimate moments from her own married life with frank insight from experts, clergy and friends, she upends expectations of total marital bliss to present a realistic-but ultimately optimistic-portrait of what marriage is really like. There will be fights, there will be existential angst, there may even be affairs; sometimes you'll look at the person you love and feel nothing but rage. Despite it all, Calhoun contends, staying married is easy: just don't get divorced. Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give offers bracing straight talk to the newly married and honours those who have weathered the storm. This exploration of modern marriage is at once wise and entertaining, a work of unexpected candour and literary grace.
NOMINATED FOR SIX OSCARS, INCLUDING BEST PICTURE, SUPPORTING ACTOR AND SUPPORTING ACTRESS . . . Aged just five, Saroo Brierley lost all contact with his family in India, after waiting at a train station for his brother who never returned. Discover the inspiring, true story behind the film, Lion. This is the heart breaking and original tale of the lost little boy who found his way home twenty-five years later. ----------------------------------- As a five-year old in India, I got lost on a train. Twenty-five years later, I crossed the world to find my way back home. Five-year-old Saroo lived in a poor village in India, in a one-room hut with his mother and three siblings... until the day he boarded a train alone and got lost. For twenty-five years. This is the story of what happened to Saroo in those twenty-five years. How he ended up on the streets of Calcutta. And survived. How he then ended up in Tasmania, living the life of an upper-middle-class Aussie. And how, at thirty years old, with some dogged determination, a heap of good luck and the power of Google Earth, he found his way back home. Lion is a triumphant true story of survival against all odds and a shining example of the extraordinary feats we can achieve when hope endures. ----------------------------------- 'Amazing stuff' The New York Post 'So incredible that sometimes it reads like a work of fiction' Winnipeg Free Press (Canada) 'A remarkable story' Sydney Morning Herald Review 'I literally could not put this book down. Saroo's return journey will leave you weeping with joy and the strength of the human spirit' Manly Daily (Australia) 'We urge you to step behind the headlines and have a read of this absorbing account...With clear recollections and good old-fashioned storytelling, Saroo...recalls the fear of being lost and the anguish of separation' Weekly Review (Australia)
'All those layers of expectation that are thrust upon us; boy, masculine, femme, transgender, sexual, woman, real, are such a weight to carry round. I feel transgressive. I feel hybrid. I feel trans.' In this radical and emotionally raw book, Juno Roche pushes the boundaries of trans representation by redefining 'trans' as an identity with its own power and strength, that goes beyond the gender binary. Through intimate conversations with leading and influential figures in the trans community, such as Kate Bornstein, Travis Alabanza, Josephine Jones, Glamrou and E-J Scott, this book highlights the diversity of trans identities and experiences with regard to love, bodies, sex, race and class, and urges trans people - and the world at large - to embrace a 'trans' identity as something that offers empowerment and autonomy. Powerfully written, and with humour and advice throughout, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in the future of gender and how we identify ourselves.
In the winter of 2009, Rachel Cusk's marriage of ten years came to an end. Candid and revelatory, Aftermath chronicles the perilous journey as the author redefines herself and creates a new version of family life for her daughters.
A safe, comprehensive, and easy-to-use guide to using cannabis--including CBD and THC--to ease chronic and acute health issues such as pain, insomnia, inflammation, depression, anxiety, grief, stress, and more, from the founder of a global cannabis wellness network and an osteopathic physician.
With legalization of recreational cannabis in 10 states and medical marijuana in 33 states, interest is growing in cannabis-related health products, especially those made with CBD--a cannabinoid that has healing properties without the psychoactive effects of THC. Cannabis and CBD for Health and Wellness demystifies cannabis and its history, and explains in simple and straightforward language how to use it to treat myriad health and lifestyle issues. With information on cannabis forms (tinctures, topicals, edibles, flowers, concentrates), methods of ingestion (smoking, vaping, capusles, patches, creams, and more), dosing (and microdosing), safety and storage, caregiving, and effectivess for self-care, physical fitness, sexual arousal, aging, and more, this is the only book you need to start using cannabis--in a targeted and safe way--for better health.
Visually arresting, irresistibly sexy, and ferociously funny, this faux 1980s pulp love magazine is the perfect beach read, coffee table accessory, or gift from the brain that brought you @theyellowhairedgirl. Dedicated to broken-hearted girls who will always love again . . . Have you ever hooked up with a homeless hottie who stole your heart, but then also your potato chips? Flaked out on friends and changed the course of your entire life after meeting the "perfect" guy before discovering his multiple undiagnosed anti-social personality disorders? Planned a What-Would-Dolly-Parton-Do day but then realized you have no hair spray and just ate raw cookie dough by yourself instead? If it's happened to Leah Rachel, it can happen to you. Instagram's insanely popular Yellow Haired Girl, unloads in this brutally funny and vibrantly illustrated book about love, fluids, resilience, pain, and owning the whole marvelous mess we call womanhood. Filled with quizzes, recipes for the lost, mad libs, puzzles, horoscopes, and raw personal essays, Love Street is packed with screw-it-all advice on sex, drugs, diets, dating, self-esteem, body image, friends, romance, masturbation, fashion, and crashing into love so fast and hard you're as sure as your lost dignity it's the real thing. This unique, eye-popping work of pulp art is both aspirational and cringingly relatable. This is for any woman who isn't afraid to wear her heart on her sleeve, no matter how many times it's been through the washer. Paper dolls included.
It's 1983 and best friends Vicky and Lucy swear that they will always be there for each other, that they'll never let anyone come between them. But fast forward 4 years and life on the Canterbury Estate has gotten very messy. Lucy has fallen for local policeman's son, Jimmy. And Vicky is madly in love with Paddy, the charming but ruthless local bad boy. The boys are bitter enemies and determined to keep the two girls apart. But then Vicky is accused of murder, and even her drug-dealer boyfriend wants her mouth shut, permanently. Maybe Lucy is the only one who can save her... Love, murder, revenge. Who can you really trust when there's blood on your hands?
Transform your relationship with yourself, those around you, and the world. A brand new vision for achieving human fulfilment from the NATIONAL BESTSELLING author of The Art of Possibility, Rosamund Stone Zander _________ In this powerful and inspiring book, family therapist and executive coach Rosamund Stone Zander shows us that life is a story we tell ourselves, and so we have the power to change that story. As children, we develop stories about how the world works, most of which are amended over time. But some stay with us, and these stories can be the source of behavioural and emotional patterns that hold us back. When we learn to identify and rewrite these stories, limitless growth becomes possible. By breaking old patterns and telling a new story we can transform not just our own lives, but also our relationships with others whether in a marriage, a classroom, or a business. With this new understanding of ourselves and our place within an interconnected world, we can take powerful action in the collective interest, and gain a sense of deep connection to the universe. This galvanizing book expands our notions of how much we can grow and change, whether we can affect others or the world at large, and how much freedom and joy we can experience. 'Fresh compelling and uplifting' Booklist
THIS BOOK WILL MAKE YOUR BIRTH BETTER. IT IS FOR EVERY WOMAN AND EVERY TYPE OF BIRTH. 'Siobhan manages to completely demystify hypnobirthing, making it accessible and relevant to all women and all births. This book will be a complete game changer and I will be recommending it to mums-to-be from now on' Sarah Turner, author of The Unmumsy Mum Expert hypnobirthing teacher and founder of The Positive Birth Company Siobhan Miller has made it her mission to change the way women around the world approach and experience birth. Through her teaching she seeks to educate and empower women - and their birth partners - so that they can enjoy amazing and positive birth experiences, however they choose to bring their babies into the world. In this book, Siobhan debunks common myths about hypnobirthing and explains why she believes it can make every type of birth a better experience - from a water birth at home to an unplanned caesarean in theatre. So, what is hypnobirthing? Essentially, it's a form of antenatal education, an approach to birth that is both evidence-based and logical. Hypnobirthing certainly doesn't involve being hypnotised; instead, it teaches you how your body works on a muscular and hormonal level when in labour and how you can use various relaxation techniques to ensure you are working with your body (rather than against it), making birth more efficient and comfortable. Siobhan's advice and guidance will change your mindset and enable you to navigate your birth with practical tools that ensure you feel calm and in control throughout. By the time you finish this book you'll feel relaxed, capable and genuinely excited about giving birth.
This dating book for the digital age is a mix of humour, frank advice and real information, with a healthy touch of irreverence. Aimed at 20-30s females, it details the different "personalities" of the various sites so that the reader can make an informed decision about their suitability. Advice is given on how to get the most out of online dating, including suggestions on how to write a compelling profile and interpret the profiles of others, write messages, spot timewasters and weirdos, as well as staying safe on a date night and keeping a sense of humour throughout. Real-life case studies illustrate those online dates that have ended in long-term relationships, giving the reader confidence to continue, as well as those that have been a disaster from the start, as a warning of what situations to avoid.
There is an epidemic of insecurity in society today. Many people
suffer from an unhealthy need for affirmation. They are not capable
of feeling good about themselves. For some the quest for approval
becomes an actual addiction, as they seek self-worth from the
outside world because they can't find it within themselves. Joyce
Meyer understands the need for seeking approval from others to
overcome feelings of rejection and low self-esteem. The good news,
she says, is that there is a cure. God provides all the security
anyone needs. Her goal is to provide a pathway toward freedom from
the approval addiction.
In a telegram dated 29 April 1963, thirty-year-old Afrikaans poet Ingrid Jonker thanks Andre Brink, a young novelist of twenty-eight, for flowers and a letter he sent her. In the more than two hundred letters that followed this telegram, one of South African literature’s most famous love affairs unfolds. Jonker’s final letter to Brink is dated 18 April 1965. She drowned herself in the ocean at Three Anchor Bay three months later. More than fifty years on, this poignant, often stormy relationship still grips readers’ imaginations. In December 2014, three months before his death on 6 February 2015, Andre Brink offered these never-before-seen letters, as well as personal photographs, for publication. “Don’t, for God’s sake, Ingrid, go ahead with what you wanted to do in Jan [Rabie]’s house. I don’t have, nor do I want, any reasonable grounds to persuade you. Perhaps I’m urging you purely for my own selfish considerations. But don’t. You should still ‘make’ poems like ‘Begin somer’, ‘Dood van ’n maagd’, ‘Bitterbessie dagbreek’, ‘Art poetique’, the series ‘Intieme gesprekkies’; and we should again ‘make’ that which you can’t ‘make’ in Afrikaans: love.” – AB, 21 April 1963. “You should really not call the book Die ambassadeur. No one will buy it … it’s such a dusty old title.” – IJ, 1 May 1963. “Do you think it wise to visit Bartho [Smit] and Stephen [Etienne le Roux] together (the two of us together)? In any case, I won’t stop you – I’m just interested! Because when I received your beautiful letter, I treated the matter as a hot top secret. To date, Juliana Bouws is the only one who knows – I had to tell someone!” – IJ, 20 November 1964.
Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it.
If you're the parent of a teenager experiencing chronic anxiety, this book is for you. Today's teens are high-strung and socially overextended. We shrug it off as a millennial problem, but is it? In a world that encourages the quick fix, instant gratification, and real-time feedback, can we really expect our children to cope as we did less than two decades ago, in the land of handshakes, eye contact, elbow grease, and grit? This book is a product of a combination of three very different perspectives: those of the anxious teen, the parent, and the therapist. We need to understand what we've created in terms of our current society to gain proper insight on why we're seeing increasingly rising levels of anxiety in our teenagers. Topics include: Physical and Emotional Symptoms of Anxiety Teens and Self-Harm Anxiety and Gut Health Sports: Concussions and Anxiety Natural Ways to Help Your Teen Cope And much, much more Within each chapter, author (and parent) Jennifer Browne and co-author (Jennifer's teenage son) Cody Buchanan, who struggles with anxiety and depression, will weigh in on what this affliction feels like, physically, mentally, and emotionally. They share personal experiences to help parents better understand their teens and learn a lot along the way.
"Mindful Thoughts for Mothers is the perfect present for mums everywhere. It explores a mother's world, helping the reader to hold a sense of the `bigger picture' while being present in the day-to-day." - Mental Health Foundation Motherhood is one of the most wonderful and powerful experiences we can have in life. As the early years of our children's lives unfold, we will undoubtedly experience the joys they bring, but will also encounter the stress and demands that appear daily and nightly on the parenting path. Using mindfulness practice to manage these demands we can become more present and meet life with awareness, in the moment. These reflections on motherhood will help you find greater self-understanding and enable you to navigate a mindful path along this exciting journey.
Return to the farm with Yorkshire's favourite shepherdess as she juggles the chaos of farming and family life. As seen on Channel 5's Our Yorkshire Farm. Amanda Owen loves her traditional life on her hill farm alongside her nine children and husband Clive. And, as readers of her previous bestsellers will know, every day at Ravenseat brings surprises. In Adventures of the Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda takes us from her family's desperate race to save a missing calf to finding her bra has been repurposed as a house martin's nest, and from wild swimming to the brutal winter of 2018 that almost brought her to her knees. As busy as she is with her family and flock though, an exciting new project soon catches her eye . . . Ravenseat is a tenant farm and may not stay in the family, so when Amanda discovers a nearby farmhouse up for sale, she knows it is her chance to create roots for her children. The old house needs a lot of renovation and money is tight, so Amanda sets about the work herself, with some help from a travelling monk, a visiting plumber and Clive. It's fair to say things do not go according to plan! Funny, evocative and set in a remote and beautiful landscape, this book will delight anyone who has hankered after a new life in the country.
CHEERING WORDS FOR NEARLY-NEWLYWEDS It's going to be the happiest day of your life. Well, it'll need to be after the months of planning and preparation. That honeymoon can't come soon enough! Here's a book packed with quotations to help you keep smiling until the day you say `I do'.
You've read John Maxwell's best-selling "Winning with People, " and now you're ready for some specific action steps to build on the knowledge you gained. "25 Ways to Win With People" has just what you need This complementary companion to the full-sized book is ideal for a quick refresher course on interpersonal relationships.
A small sampling of the twenty-five specific actions readers can take to build positive, healthy relationships includes:
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