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The definitive guide to kindness - a book full of inspirational ideas, quotes and famous acts of kindness, at a time when we need it most. "If you see someone without a smile today, give 'em yours." Dolly Parton This empowering guide to kindness will inspire you to make a real difference to your life and the lives of others. Inside you'll find: - over 50 stories about famous - and not so famous - acts of kindness, from Jacinda Ardern's empathetic leadership during the Coronavirus pandemic to Marcus Rashford's determination to support underprivileged children, and the real story of the WWI Christmas Truce. - suggestions for acts of kindness you can carry out yourself, to improve the lives of those around you - quotes about kindness to help encourage change, from people like Kamala Harris, Beyonce and RuPaul This is the perfect gift for yourself or for a friend - because Kindness is Power.
Steve Biddulph's Raising Boys was a global phenomenon. The first book in a generation to look at boys' specific needs, parents loved its clarity and warm insights into their sons' inner world. But today, things have changed. It's girls that are in trouble. There has been a sudden and universal deterioration in girls' mental health, starting in primary school and devastating the teen years. Raising Girls in the 21st Century is both a guidebook and a call-to-arms for parents. The five key stages of girlhood are laid out so that you know exactly what matters at which age, and how to build strength and connectedness into your daughter from infancy onwards. Raising Girls in the 21st Century is both fierce and tender in its mission to help girls more at every age. It's a book for parents who love their daughters deeply, whether they are newborns, teenagers, young women - or anywhere in between. Feeling secure, becoming an explorer, getting along with others, finding her soul, and becoming a woman - at last, there is a clear map of girls' minds that accepts no limitations, narrow roles or selling-out of your daughter's potential or uniqueness. All the hazards are signposted - bullying, eating disorders, body image and depression, social media harms and helps - as are concrete and simple measures for both mums and dads to help prevent their daughters from becoming victims. Parenthood is restored to an exciting journey, not one worry after another, as it's so often portrayed. Steve talks to the world's leading voices on girls' needs and makes their ideas clear and simple, adding his own humour and experience through stories that you will never forget. Even the illustrations, by Kimio Kubo, provide unique and moving glimpses into the inner lives of girls. Along with his fellow psychologists worldwide, Steve is angry at the exploitation and harm being done to girls today. With Raising Girls in the 21st Century he strives to spark a movement to end the trashing of girlhood; equipping parents to deal with the modern world, and getting the media off the backs of our daughters. Raising Girls in the 21st Century is powerful, practical and positive. Your heart, head and hands will be strengthened by its message.
This book explains violent and abusive behaviour and places it in a social context. It can help readers of any age and sexual orientation to change their own behaviour and to recognise when they are being controlled. "I can honestly say that without reading this book (9 times no less ) I don't think that I would be here today, relaxed in my own home with my children that I love so much."
Soppy meets Sarah's Scribbles in this sweet collection of comics about the simple, precious, silly, everyday moments that make up a relationship. What began as stray doodles on scraps of paper became an internet sensation when Catana Chetwynd's boyfriend shared her drawings online. Now, Catana Comics touches millions of readers with its sweet, relatable humor. Little Moments of Love collects just that - the little moments that are the best parts of being with the person you love.
'A charming and heart-warming read that will warm your cockles this winter' Heat Thirty-nine-year-old Romane is a doctor and hypochondriac. Her usually uneventful life changes when one of her patients insists that she saw Romane coming out of a hospital in Marseille, looking very ill. But Romane is perfectly healthy and has never stepped foot in Marseille. So who did her patient see? Romane sets off for the south of France, determined to uncover the mystery of her lookalike. Her investigation leads her to Juliette, a bookseller in Avignon. When the two women meet it soon becomes clear they are twins. But how is it possible that neither of them knew of each other's existence? What secrets have their families been keeping? On their search for the truth the two sisters embark on an astonishing journey filled with both pain and joy... Sandrel's first novel, The Book of Wonders, was a global bestseller. It has been translated into 26 languages and will be adapted for the big screen. His second novel is a deeply moving and inspiring story about the quest for happiness and a second chance at life. PRAISE FOR THE BOOK OF WONDERS 'A sweet and heartfelt read' Heat 'Will make you rethink your priorities in life' Sunday Post 'Heart-warming and tear-jerking' Irish Examiner
A hilarious examination of faux pas for readers of Allie Brosh s "Hyperbole and a Half" and Jenny Lawson s" Let s Pretend This Never Happened " Humankind is doomed. Especially you. It s already too late. From overstaying your welcome at a party, to leaving passive-aggressive post-its on your roommate s belongings, to letting your date know the extent of the internet reconnaissance you did on them you're destined to embarrass yourself again and again. In "You Blew It!, "Josh Gondelman, comedian and co-creator of the Modern Seinfeld twitter account, teams up with Joe Berkowitz, an equally wry and ruthless social-observer, to dissect a range of painfully hilarious faux pas."" Breaking down the code violations of modern culture particularly our fervent, ridiculous addiction to technology Gondelman and Berkowitz will keep you laughing as they explore how social blunders are simply part of the mystery that is you."
Thoroughly revised and updated with the latest research and methodologies, the fourth edition of the classic guide written specifically for parents, friends, and caregivers of individuals with eating disorders. For more than thirty years, this classic guide has been an essential resource for the "silent sufferers"-those affected by a loved one's eating disorder. This revised edition put family and friends at the center of the treatment process, providing the latest information on the methods and practices available to facilitate the recovery process. Surviving an Eating Disorder is the first book for family and friends to use a psychological perspective to understand eating disorders. Other treatment manuals or self-help books propose change but Surviving is the first to consider why change can be so hard for everyone involved. The factors that can hinder progress are discussed and the methods that can work are emphasized. Illustrated with case examples, this fourth edition explains the latest treatments and provides the necessary tools to carefully evaluate what can be most effective for each reader's individual care. The authors offer concrete advice and support, urging readers to care for both themselves and their relationships as they support their loved ones struggling with food and eating issues. With its combination of information, insight, and practical strategies, Surviving an Eating Disorder considers crisis as opportunity-a time for the possibility of hope and change for everyone involved.
*** WITH A FOREWORD BY MILLIE MACKINTOSH *** From the author of the hugely successful The Sensational Baby Sleep Plan. A follow-up guide, helping parents to handle sleep issues in toddlers and children aged over twelve months. With clear and realistic advice on how to: *Implement the fail-safe reassurance sleep-training technique *Establish healthy bedtime associations *Understand your toddler's development *Implement a routine through responsible and positive parenting *Manage changes such as moving from a cot to a bed and travelling *Cope with dietary intolerances and acid reflex that might affect child's ability to fall and stay asleep *Introduce a new baby into the family and deal with sibling issues This book will get your child - and you - the sleep you need! Praise for The Sensational Baby Sleep Plan: ***** 'This book is a Godsend . . . simple, supportive and easy to apply.' ***** 'Literally changes our lives . . . absolutely invaluable advice.' ***** 'This books now allows our little one to enjoy her sleep . . . She is a happy content smiley baby now and so are mummy and daddy!'
Utterly absorbing . . . A beautiful book. Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild A bold piece of writing (and thinking) by an incredibly brave woman. Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, LoveFifteen years ago, Krista Bremer was a surfer and an aspiring journalist who dreamed of a comfortable American life of adventure, romance, and opportunity. Then, on a running trail in North Carolina, she met Ismail, sincere, passionate, kind, yet from a very different world. Raised a Muslim--one of eight siblings born in an impoverished fishing village in Libya--his faith informed his life. When she and Ismail made the decision to become a family, Krista embarked on a journey she never could have imagined, an accidental jihad: a quest for spiritual and intellectual growth that would open her mind, and more important, her heart. A moving, lyrical memoir . . . A sweet and rewarding journey of a book. Kirkus Reviews Readers of memoir will welcome this love story about patience and kindness and learning the importance of putting culture first. Library Journal Lucid, heartfelt, and profoundly humane, My Accidental Jihad navigates the boundaries of religion and politics to arrive at the universal experience of love. G. Willow Wilson, author of Alif the Unseen Bremer s particular story strikingly highlights the (usually more mundane) cultural clashes and compromises inherent to every marriage or long-term relationship. Publishers Weekly"
We live in a hyper sexualised society. Porn, nudes, dates and hook-ups are easy to come by for anyone with an internet connection. Like fast food, sex has become quick and convenient to obtain, perfect looking, but void of any true nourishment. Is it any wonder we are having sex and intimacy problems? With biased and unrealistic portrayals of sex everywhere we turn, it is hard to form healthy expectations of sex. And when our 'sexpectations' are not met, our mental health, sexual wellbeing, self-esteem and relationships suffer. Clinical psychologist and sex therapist, Gemma Cribb, and award-winning sex journalist, James Findlay, help you explore your 'Great Sexpectations' and guide you through simple exercises to help you correct unhelpful beliefs and discover your authentic sexual self so that you can enjoy truly fulfilling relationships and sexual experiences.
WHO IS THE DEVIL YOU KNOW? Is it your lying, cheating ex-husband? Your sadistic high school gym teacher? Your boss who loves to humiliate people in meetings? The colleague who stole your idea and passed it off as her own? In the pages of The Sociopath Next Door, you will realize that your ex was not just misunderstood. He's a sociopath. And your boss, teacher, and colleague? They may be sociopaths too. We are accustomed to think of sociopaths as violent criminals, but in The Sociopath Next Door, Harvard psychologist Martha Stout reveals that a shocking 4 percent of ordinary people- 1 in 25 - has an often undetected mental disorder, the chief symptom of which is that that person possesses no conscience. He or she has no ability whatsoever to feel shame, guilt, or remorse. One in 25 everyday people, therefore, is secretly a sociopath. They could be your colleague, your neighbour, even family. And they can do literally anything at all and feel absolutely no guilt. How do we recognize the remorseless? One of their chief characteristics is a kind of glow or charisma that makes sociopaths more charming or interesting than the other people around them. They're more spontaneous, more intense, more complex, or even sexier than everyone else, making them tricky to identify and leaving us easily seduced. Fundamentally, sociopaths are different because they cannot love. Sociopaths learn early on to show sham emotion, but underneath they are indifferent to others' suffering. They live to dominate and thrill to win. The fact is, we all almost certainly know at least one or more sociopaths already. Part of the urgency in reading The Sociopath Next Door is the moment when we suddenly recognize that someone we know - someone we worked for, or were involved with, or voted for - is a sociopath. But what do we do with that knowledge? To arm us against the sociopath, Dr Stout teaches us to question authority, suspect flattery, and beware the pity play. Above all, she writes, when a sociopath is beckoning, do not join the game. It is the ruthless versus the rest of us, and The Sociopath Next Door will show you how to recognize and defeat the devil you know.
Can they put aside their differences to work together? Sam Tipping always shunned the wealth into which she was born. Instead, she's worked hard to set up The Crash Pad, a shelter for homeless young Londoners - but she'll need a Christmas miracle to keep it running. Having grown up in foster care, Jamie Lawson has no time for heiresses. Until his job as a journalist requires him to befriend Sam in order to expose her city banker brother for financial irregularities. As he spends more time with Sam, Jamie realises she's not the spoiled brat he assumed she'd be - in fact, she's starting to melt the ice around his heart. But he'll need to betray Sam's trust if he's ever to get his big career break... A feel-good festive romance for readers of Karen Swan and Sarah Morgan. What readers are saying about A Winter's Wish 'If you want a feel good wintery read with a splash of festive cheer then this is a great book to choose. I found myself drawn in and hooked from the beginning.' 'What a read!! I was blown away with how good this book is. By the end of the book I had tears in my eyes and the biggest smile on my face. I can't wait to read more from Tracy Corbett.' 'A great festive read and one to really enjoy. I am giving this 5 stars so grab a copy and nestle down with it, I fell for it from the first page and I am sure you will too.' 'An absolutely lovely read. I had a smile and my eyes were misty as I finished reading it.' 'This book was such a sweet festive read I really did enjoy it. I loved the characters so much. Definitely go out and grab a copy and cuddle up with it'
Andrew G. Marshall is a marital therapist and author of eighteen books on turning around relationships. He has taken his thirty-years' experience and boiled everything he has learnt from three thousand clients into this short book to help you start over. Whether you want to improve what's already good or feel you are your partner are dangerously out of touch, there are tools to diagnose the real issues between you and plenty of practical advice. If your partner is in despair of your relationship ever improving or has fallen out of love, this book has been created to help you recruit him or her to try again. Can We Start Over Please? explains: Why people fall out of love How to get back the sexual spark The five love languages and how to learn to speak your partner's Twenty questions to get back that 'just met' buzz The seven most powerful interventions to improve communication
Spiritual Chat® On Death And The Loss Of A Loved One is about the extraordinary journey that Allison embarked on, from loss to healing, after the death of her husband in December 1987. Asking for signs and receiving confirmation throughout her life that her husband is indeed still aware of what is going on with her and with her son.
After challenging everything (she calls herself the "the world's biggest sceptic"), then getting signs, and then some, which she could not possibly explain away, she is convinced that there is definitely more to life and death than how things appear to be on the surface. Allison shares her personal experiences and those of others she had the privilege of meeting along the way, as well as those of clients she has helped throughout the years.
She shares the understanding and insights she has gained on death and loss, so that others may move on with their lives after their experience of loss, knowing that ALL IS TRULY WELL with their loved ones and that all was, and is, exactly as it is supposed to be.
'Another delicious romance from Tracy Corbett. It's fun, quirky and delightfully romantic.' Rosanna Ley, author of From Venice with Love What happens on holiday doesn't always stay on holiday...When mousy factory-worker Lilith Monroe meets gorgeous Will Taylor on holiday, she reinvents herself as Lily, a risk-taking costume designer extraordinaire. What's the harm in a few white lies when she'll never see Will again? Back in England, Will can't stop thinking about Lily. When his events company needs a costume designer last minute for the Royal Windsor Festival, it's like fate is knocking on his door. He can hire Lily and see if the spark is still there. Except he hasn't been entirely honest with Lily... Can a holiday fling become something more, or are there too many untruths between Lilith and Will? A gorgeously uplifting romance for fans of Portia MacIntosh and Trisha Ashley. Praise for Someone Like You'I loved this book and devoured the whole thing in one day. It's one of those stories which is so realistic, romantic, and funny, that surely someone is going to want to turn it into a movie. One for fans of Sophie Kinsella' Reader review 'This is truly a wonderful romantic story. I enjoyed this book to pieces! I smiled through most of it, teared up a time or two, and highly recommend this book to anyone.' Reader review 'Love a bit of romance and this book ticked all the boxes, thoroughly enjoyable read with likeable characters and a good background' Reader review 'What a treat this story was. At the beginning of the story I was in tears and by the end I had a huge smile on my face. This book has the ultimate feel good factor about it.' Reader review
Oh, how the French love love! For hundreds of years, they have championed themselves as guides to the art de l'amour through their literature, paintings, songs, and cinema. A French man or woman without amorous desire is considered defective, like someone missing the sense of smell or taste. Now revered scholar Marilyn Yalom intimately examines the tenets of this culture's enduring gospel of romance.
Basing her delightfully erudite findings on her extensive readings of French literature, as well as memories of her personal experiences in la belle France, Yalom explores the many nuances of love as it has evolved over the centuries, from the Middle Ages to the present. Following along, step-by-step, on her romance-tinged literary detective hunt, the reader discovers how the French invented love, how they have kept it vibrant for more than nine centuries, what is unique in the French love experience, and what is universal.
You love your mother...You hate your mother...Mothers and daughters. In perhaps no other relationship are our hopes so high, and the dysfunction so disappointing. You feel locked into a hurtful relationship that you must deal with, and it's wearing you down. But Jesus knew the brokenness we would face in the world, even in close places such as family relationships, and still He promised the Counselor would come alongside us.As a daughter who has struggled to maintain a healthy relationship with her mother, author Teena Stewart will help you name your hurts, face the barriers that stand in the way of a healthy relationship, and forgive even the unforgivable. Learn how to cultivate a friendship, communicate more effectively, and become the change you want to see. There is hope for restoration and renewal.Click here to listen to author Teena Stewart discuss Mothers and Daughters, as well as her ministry with Java Journey, a non-profit coffee shop ministry.
Starting over...it's not as easy as it sounds, is it? But, you've made it through the pain of divorce, and you are eager for a new beginning. God stands ready to help-He is the God of possibilities. As you look toward the future, you may begin to ask questions about what a new life might look like. Will I ever remarry, you wonder. Do I want to remarry? There are other questions: How much time should pass after a marriage ends before it's wise to explore a new friendship or romance? Am I ready-emotionally, spiritually, financially? Is my family prepared? Do I need to be completely put-back-together before I can think about dating again or being remarried? Dave and Lisa Frisbie have spent 20 years studying the post-divorce family, and have been dubbed 'America's Remarriage Experts.' In Dating After Divorce, they share stories of adults who chose to remain single after divorce and explore why that choice might make sense for you. They also share stories of people who chose to begin dating and eventually to remarry. Dating after Divorce will help you gauge your readiness and evaluate your options, as you move forward to discover a new life and embrace all God has in store.Reviews'Everyone who reads this new book will understand very quickly that they are not alone, and will receive help from the practical steps outlined along with Godly inspiration. I highly recommend their books and also would encourage you to invite them to come and speak at your church.'-Gary Van Derford, Pastor, North Coast Church, Vista, California'The increasing percentage of divorced adults requires critical intervention. Dr. David & Lisa Frisbie are bringing much-needed redemptive strategies into focus. In this excellent new book, they are helping to provide answers for today's questions.'-Dr. Paul G. Cunningham, General Superintendent Emeritus, Church of the Nazarene
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