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*** 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!'
Choosing whom to date - and ultimately finding true love - is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. This book is a terrific tool for making your dating life manageable, meaningful, and marketable. Les hits upon the key to a successful dating relationship: That no person can meet all of another person's needs, and that people must have their ultimate needs met in relationship with God.
Once upon a time, Martians and Venusians functioned in separate worlds. But in today's hectic and career-oriented environment, relationships have become a lot more complicated, and men and women are experiencing unprecedented levels of stress. To add to the increasing tension, most men and women are also completely unaware that they are actually hardwired to react differently to the stress. It's a common scenario: a husband returns home from work stressed out and eager to kick back on the couch and watch television. A wife returns home from work stressed out and wants to talk about it with her husband. What happens? Neither is on the same page, anger and resentment set in, and Mars and Venus collide.
Using his signature insight that has helped millions of couples transform their relationships, John Gray once again arms the inhabitants of Mars and Venus with information that will help them live harmoniously ever after. In Why Mars and Venus Collide, Gray focuses on the ways that men and women misinterpret and mismanage the stress in their daily lives, and how these reactions ultimately affect their relationships. "It's not that he's just not into you; he needs to fulfill a biological need," Gray explains. "And it's not that she wants to henpeck you; she also has a biological drive." He shows, for instance, how a husband's withdrawal is actually a natural way for him to replenish his depleted testosterone levels and restore his well-being, and how a woman's need for conversation and support helps her build her own stress-reducing hormone, oxytocin.
Backed up by groundbreaking scientific research, Gray offers a clear, easy-to-understand program to bridge the gap between the two planets, providing effective communication strategies that will actually lower stress levels. Whether in a relationship or single, this book will help both men and women understand their new roles in a modern, work-oriented society, and allow them to discover a variety of new and practical ways to create a lifetime of love and harmony.
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.
Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be.
With painful honesty and fearless humor, Rachel unpacks and examines the falsehoods that once left her feeling overwhelmed and unworthy and reveals the specific practical strategies that helped her move past them. In the process, she encourages, entertains, and even kicks a little butt, all to convince you to do whatever it takes to get real and become the joyous, confident woman you were meant to be.
Rachel Hollis is a #1 New York Times and #1 USA Today bestselling author, a top business podcaster, and one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in the world. As a bestselling author and wildly successful lifestyle influencer, she has built a global social media fanbase in the millions.
Christian psychologists Michael Misja and Chuck Misja show you how
to be free from shame if your marriage is not a oesuccessfula Ě by
conventional Christian standards.
In an unpredictable world that harbors potential disastersranging from drought and famine to war and economic collapsepersonal peace and self-confidence are difficult to establish. In times of "nuclear giants and ethical infants," each person must find a way to ground himself on solid foundations. Skills for Survival: How Families Can Prepare provides a path to personal assurance and security. By outlining skills in areas like emergencies, gardening, and food, Esther Dickey prompts readers to exercise their ability to solve the problems of an uncertain future, sharing her hard-won insights so others can stand firm and emotionally prepared when the time for preparation has passed.
"Smart, fierce, and poignant: perhaps the most exciting novel yet by this very talented writer." Mohsin Hamid, author of Exit West and The Reluctant Fundamentalist A Young Pakistani photographer and his American born Pakistani-German lover travel from California to Pakistan in an attempt to exorcize their pasts, in order to build their shared future. Up in the glaciers of Northern Pakistan, a tragedy at a mountain lake entwines the fates of the two lovers with the people they encounter there: Miryam, a nomad, travelling with her family into the mountains to escape persecution, and Irfan, haunted by ghosts and hoping that the mountains may offer him a reprieve from his troubles. An expansive look at the intersection of cultures and what happens at those intersections, Thinner Than Skin is a powerful and moving read.
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
Can their marriage be mended in time for Christmas?Lottie has always been thrifty. As a mother of three, it's even more important that she stretches the household budget as far as possible. Luckily, Lottie's penchant for taking broken items and upcycling them has worked wonders for living on a shoestring. Henry can't face telling Lottie he's been made redundant. Instead, he pretends to go to work as usual while frantically job hunting. The race is on to find another role before Lottie discovers he's another useless item for her collection - one that is beyond repair. Christmas is a time for giving, but will Lottie give Henry another chance if she learns about his lies? And can Henry give Lottie and their kids the life he so desperately wants them to have? A wonderfully warm and lighthearted married romance for fans of Holly Martin and Phillipa Ashley.
Learn to simplify that most complex of relationships--love Whether you're falling in love, saying "I do," or married with children, that crazy little thing called "love" can be awfully complicated. But it doesn't have to be that way. This delightful book shows you how to strip away the clutter in your life--the stress, strain, and day-to-day strife--so you can focus on your relationship and the love in your heart. How to Simplify Your Love guides you through the five basic stages of relationships--the five "dwellings" of love--with charming illustrations, insightful fables, and real-life lessons. You'll learn how to: Meet people, flirt, and determine if he or she might be the oneBuild your lives together and stay strong through tough timesGrow closer, love deeper, and live happier Filled with warm, witty advice--and wonderful ways to bring romance back into your life--this guide simplifies every step of your heart's journey, from that magical first kiss to the lasting joys of mature love. Along the way, you'll learn how to share feelings, express needs, and grow stronger as a couple--while still respecting each other's individuality. It's just that simple.
"The Guy's Guide to Romance" is an indispensable handbook filled with fundamentals that every man can use to enter into or maintain a happy, healthy relationship. Divided into 11 rules, "The Guy's Guide to Romance" helps you cater to your girlfriend's wants and needs and teaches you how to get her to do the same for you. You'll learn how to handle arguments and jealousy, how to live together without driving each other crazy, and how to balance your social life with your romantic life. From the first date to the marriage proposal, from meeting her family to keeping the relationship exciting, "The Guy's Guide to Romance" is essential reading for every man who wants to get a great girl--and keep her.
Anger is toxic to our mental and physical health, it increases stress levels, anxiety and the risk for illnesses such as heart disease. But we can choose to release this anger and toxic energy by harnessing the spiritual powers of forgiveness. True forgiveness is not about the feelings of others; it is actually about you. It's about freeing yourself from whatever has hurt you and not letting it weigh you down anymore. Forgiveness is a joyous gift that anyone can use, and empirical research has shown that when we are better at forgiveness we experience lower levels of depression and anxiety. With the simple practices contained within this Little Book, you can bring more inner peace to your life. The Little Book of Forgiveness is a beautifully illustrated guide filled with strategies and guidance on the art and power of forgiveness, using tools such as mindfulness, meditation, gratitude, creativity, relaxation and compassion to help you find true harmony with the world. CONTENTS INCLUDES: Chapter 1 - Acceptance Chapter 2 - Empathy Chapter 3 - Acknowledgment Chapter 4 - Meaning Chapter 5 - Perspective and Gratitude
Life constantly requires us to give other people some hugely awkward messages: that we don't love them anymore; that we do love them (though we're not meant to); that they smell a bit; that they're fired; that we're furious with them (though we adore them) or that their music is too loud... Often, out of embarrassment, we just stay quiet. Occasionally we explode. And typically, we stumble about, looking for the right words - dreading that we didn't find them and thereby causing more hurt than we should. This is a book to help us locate the best possible words to get across a range of life's most difficult messages. With twenty case studies drawn from relationships, friendships, work, our families and service situations, we are gently shown what we might - in an ideal world - find ourselves saying to make our intentions known while causing minimal harm. We are guided, among other topics, to how best to end a relationship, how to make it up with a child and how gently to let down a friend who wants more. We laugh, we recognise our troubles - and we're introduced to a range of deeply empathetic ways to navigate some of our most acute social dilemmas.
Too many intelligent, attractive women these days find themselves trapped in destructive, unhealthy relationships, or simply settling for far less than they deserve.
In "Dump That Chump!," psychologist, author, columnist, and speaker Dr. Debra Mandel offers an essential nine-step program that will enable you to recognize the "red flags" and walk away from unhealthy relationships. Combining sensitivity with a positive "take charge" approach, Dr. Mandel provides checklists, quizzes, true stories, and exercises to help you restore your self-esteem and rid yourself of guilt and shame--so you can "Dump That Chump!" once and for all, and turn your love life around.
From the author of the self-help hit, Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents, this essential guide offers daily, practical ways to help you heal the invisible wounds caused by immature parents, nurture self-awareness, trust your emotions, improve relationships, and stop putting others' needs ahead of your own. If you grew up with an emotionally immature, unavailable, or selfish parent, you probably still struggle with anger, sadness, resentment, or shame. As a child, your emotional needs were not met, your feelings were dismissed, and you likely took on adult levels of responsibility in an effort to compensate for your parent's behavior. Somewhere along the way, you lost your sense of self. And without this strong sense of self, you may feel like your own well-being isn't valuable. In this compassionate guide-written just for you, not them-you'll find tips and tools to help you set boundaries with others, honor and validate your emotions, and thrive in the face of life's challenges. You'll discover how to protect yourself from hurtful behavior, stop making excuses for others' limitations, forge healthier relationships, and feel more confident in your life. Most importantly, you'll learn how to stop putting others' needs before your own, and manage daily stressors with competence, clarity, and optimism. Self-care means honoring and respecting the self. But when you grow up with emotionally immature parents, you are taught that setting limits is selfish and uncaring. You are taught to seek approval instead of authenticity in relationships. And you are taught that empathy and emotional awareness are liabilities, rather than assets. But there's another way to go through life-one in which you can take care of yourself, first and foremost. Let this book guide you toward a new way of being.
Die avontuur van ouerskap is 'n splinternuwe boek deur 'n Suid-Afrikaanse skrywer en berader, Mandi Hart. Hierdie eietydse gids vanuit eie bodem bied praktiese raad oor ouerskap vanuit 'n Suid-Afrikaanse perspektief.
As ouerskap 'n avontuur-sport was, sou dit beslis die sport gewees het wat die meeste durf verg. Dit is 'n avontuur na die onbekende, besaai met onverwagse kronkels en draaie – heeltemal onvoorspelbaar! Skool en tersiÍre opleiding beteken nie veel in ons voorbereiding om ouers te word nie, en ouers het al die hulp nodig wat hulle kan kry om die toenemende uitdagings wat hulle van dag tot dag teŽkom, te hanteer.Mandi help ouers om te besef dat dit in die eerste plek gaan oor wie en nie wat jy is nie. Sy moedig lesers aan om na binne te kyk en hulself te beoordeel, en beweeg dan aan na die invloed van eksterne faktore. Sy verskaf praktiese gereedskap en wys op die belang van die geestelike aspekte van ma- en pawees met God se hulp. Onderwerpe sluit in:
• Die invloed van ons kultuur
• Karakter en waardes
• Die fases van ontwikkeling
• Doelbewuste ouerskap
• Hoe om vir jou kinders te bid
Die avontuur van ouerskap bevat ook talle ware ouerskap-stories, en Bybelverse en vrae vir nadenke aan die einde van elke hoofstuk.
Are you being bullied in your relationship?. .
Maybe it's your husband, wife, partner, boyfriend, or girlfriend. . .
Maybe you feel you're being belittled or berated, manipulated, or controlled. . .
Maybe you try to shrug it off, telling yourself it's not so bad. . .
The truth is: You are a victim of emotional abuse--but you "don't" have to take it anymore.. .
You have the power to make it stop.. .
In this inspiring and life-changing book, acclaimed psychologist and relationship expert Anne-Rene Testa, Ph.D., shows you how to find your inner strength, learn to stand up for yourself, and finally get the love and respect you deserve. . . .
So many people have their lives torn apart over emotional abuse.
Dr. Testa's book is a must-read for anyone who finds themselves in
a destructive relationship.
She tells it like it is and gives an honest and direct approach
to get yourself out of an unhealthy relationship.
IN THIS MOVING AND LIFE AFFIRMING BOOK, VIRGINIA STEM OWENS GIVES A CLEAR AND REALISTIC ACCOUNT OF THE MANY CHALLENGES OF CARING FOR AN ELDERLY LOVED ONE. ALONG THE WAY, OWENS NOTES THE SPIRITUAL CRISES SH ENCOUNTERED, NOT THE LEAST OF WHICH INCLUDED FEAR OF HER OWN SUFFERING AND DEATH. THIS BOOK WILL BE A HELPFUL COMPANION TO THOSE WHO HAVE RECENTLY ASSUMED THE ROLE OF CAREGIVER, HELPING THEM ANTICIPATE SOME OF THE EMOTIONAL TURBULENCE THEY WILL ENCOUNTER ALONG THE WAY.
The answer to today's most pressing question Love is one of the most powerful forces in our lives. It's the reason we open our hearts to someone we hardly know, marry them and tie our destinies and bank balances together. Love is also what prompts us to start a family. However, if that love is challenged or dies, it can also be the force that propels us apart - prompting us to consider leaving our partner, breaking our children's hearts and sometimes moving half way across the world to be with someone new. If love makes our relationships thrive and the lack of it makes them wither and die, we better have a good idea what we mean. No wonder 'what is love?' is the most Googled question and something that has pre-occupied and divided poets, philosophers and psychologists for hundreds of years. Marital therapist Andrew G. Marshall has spent 30 years helping couples struggling to understand and cope with the fall out from love, he's gathered together 50 of today's most pressing dilemmas to shed new light and help you find a way forward, including...Why can't I find love? Have I fallen for the wrong person? Why did the spark go out and the passion drain from our of sex life? Should I stay in a OK marriage or look for something better? Why has my partner fallen out of love? Can you love two people at the same time? How do you rebuild love after an affair? W hen is it time to accept the inevitable and move on?
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