By Lou Hamilton
A unique guide to taking control of your imagination, confronting your fears and finding your true purpose.When we lose touch with our imaginations, we can become paralysed by fear, doubt and anxiety. But if we take back control of the imagination, our creativity becomes an amazingly powerful tool for identifying, confronting and controlling our fears. Artist and creative life coach Lou Hamilton guides you through a series of insights and simple creative exercises which gradually build your creative confidence while encouraging you to express your thoughts and ideas, giving you deeper understanding of your fears and your dreams.The book draws upon Hamilton's own experiences, scientific studies of creativity and happiness, conversations with successful artists and business owners, and the wisdom of world-famous innovators like Elon Musk, Steve Jobs and Richard Branson, whose ability to think unconventionally made them billionaires.This is a unique self-help guide offering no-nonsense expert advice and a clear path to confidence, creativity and self-discovery.
The Female Brain
By Sarah McKay
This is not a book about the differences between male and female brains. This book explores women's health issues through the lens of neurobiology. Dr Sarah McKay is a neuroscientist who knows everything worth knowing about women's brains. In The Female Brain, Dr McKay will teach us what happens to the brains of women as they cycle through the phases of life, which are unique to females by virtue of their biology and in particular their hormones. With cutting-edge science this book will weave together findings from the research lab and interviews with neuroscientists and other researchers in neuroendocrinology, brain development, brain health and ageing, to help you understand the workings of your own mind. It will include insights into brain development during infancy, childhood and the teenage years (including the onset of puberty), as well as advice on mental health and the ageing brain.
From Here to Eternity
By Caitlin Doughty, Landis Blair
As a practising mortician, Caitlin Doughty has long been fascinated by our pervasive terror of dead bodies. In From Here to Eternity she sets out in search of cultures unburdened by such fears. In rural Indonesia, she observes a man clean and dress his grandfather's mummified body. She meets Bolivian ñatitas (cigarette-smoking, wish-granting human skulls), and discovers the Japanese ritual of kotsuage, in which relatives use chopsticks to pluck their loved-ones' bones from cremation ashes. With curiosity and morbid humour, Doughty introduces us to inspiring death-care innovators, participates in powerful death practices almost entirely unknown in the West and explores new spaces for mourning - including a futuristic glowing-Buddha columbarium in Japan, a candlelit Mexican cemetery, and America's only open-air pyre. In doing so she expands our sense of what it means to treat the dead with 'dignity' and reveals unexpected possibilities for our own death rituals.
By Liz Earle
Liz Earle looks at the latest research into Britain's most popular health supplement and explains how it can be used to relieve a variety of ailments, including arthritis, psoriasis and eczema.Bestselling beauty and wellbeing writer Liz Earle's fully revised and updated quick guide to cod liver oil, including:- The history of the oil and its legendary properties- How essential fatty acids work- The latest research into the oil for arthritis - How it helps the skin (including eczema and psoriasis problems)- A dosage guide for the family
By Liz Earle
Liz Earle explains why your body may be responding badly to some foods and helps you to find out which foods should be avoided to make you feel more energetic, slim and healthy.Bestselling beauty and wellbeing writer Liz Earle's fully revised and updated quick guide to food allergies, including:- An introduction to causes and types of allergies and intolerances- A guide to the most common food allergens and how to prevent them- Advice on how to detect if you have a food sensitivity- How to conduct an exclusion diet at home- Tips on preventing and detecting allergies in children
By Liz Earle
Liz Earle explains the science behind food combining and shows you how smart combinations can improve digestion and nutrition, promote weight loss and help you to feel great.Bestselling beauty and wellbeing writer Liz Earle's fully revised and updated quick guide to the principles of food combining, including:- The science behind food combining and how separating protein and carbohydrates can improve digestion and boost weight loss- A guide to the food groups, including information about acid and alkaline-forming foods- Tips and advice on how to incorporate the principles of food combining into your everyday life - Delicious recipes including Lemon Chicken, Prawn Kebabs with Herb Dressing, and Spiced Bananas
Feeding The Bump
By Lisa Neal
We all know that old saying 'you are what you eat', but if you're newly pregnant or wanting to fall pregnant, nutrition becomes even more important, both for yourself and your baby. Here, at last, is an essential guide to eating well - for both your baby and you - from preconception to pregnancy and beyond.Divided chronologically into pre-conception, first, second and third trimesters and post-partum/breast feeding, Feeding the Bump provides you with all the information you need about your own and your unborn child's nutritional requirements and the best way to fulfil them. It's packed with useful information and nutrition tips, including tried and true remedies for common complaints such as morning sickness and heartburn, along with over 100 easy to follow and absolutely delicious recipes. This is a must-have resource for all women wanting to maximise their unborn child's health, and their own, through what they eat. 'Every pregnant woman who follows Lisa's advice can be confident she will have done her best for her unborn child.' - Professor Michael Bennett, the Royal Hospital for Women and Head of School, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of New South Wales.Feeding the Bump has been an invaluable resource in my pregnancy - it is filled with useful information and tips about diet as well as simple recipes that even I could not get wrong. With so many factors out of my control during this special time in my life, it was comforting to know I was providing a diet rich in the nutrients that would give my bub the best possible start.' - Katrina Warren, TV vet and presenter
The Fall of Carthage
By Adrian Goldsworthy
The greatest conflict of antiquity, the struggle for supremacy between Rome and Carthage.The struggle between Rome and Carthage in the Punic Wars was arguably the greatest and most desperate conflict of antiquity. The forces involved and the casualties suffered by both sides were far greater than in any wars fought before the modern era, while the eventual outcome had far-reaching consequences for the history of the Western World, namely the ascendancy of Rome. An epic of war and battle, this is also the story of famous generals and leaders: Hannibal, Fabius Maximus, Scipio Africanus, and his grandson Scipio Aemilianus, who would finally bring down the walls of Carthage.