Into the Heart of Mindfulness
By Ed Halliwell
Plagued by anxiety and depression for much of his twenties and early thirties, Ed Halliwell frantically searched for ways to understand and relieve his distress. Eventually he stumbled on meditation and Buddhism, and discovered a path that was different from the other medical, psychological and spiritual cures he had tried. That path was mindfulness and the deeper he went into the practice the more it transformed his life, easing his depression and helping him see each moment as precious. A one-time editor for FHM magazine, Ed's life has changed radically - he now teaches mindfulness to others.In this book, Ed explores how mindfulness can help you see and transform your unhelpful biases and habits, enable you to live more at peace with stress and uncertainty, cultivate cheerfulness and compassion, and help you to find your life's calling - if you are willing to journey to the heart of the practice. Offering his own experiences as inspiration, Ed emphasises that mindfulness training is a lifelong path and complete way of being rather than just a short course or quick fix. With practical advice and refreshing candour, he explores how working with the realities of your mind, body and day-to-day existence - rather than striving for positive results - can, paradoxically, help you rediscover a richly nourishing, deeply-textured life.
Island of Glass
By Nora Roberts
A vengeful goddess hunts for three jewels: fallen stars that will give her endless power. To save the world, six friends have joined forces to stop her. Now, on the wild and beautiful coast of County Clare, their battle reaches its dramatic climax. Doyle Mac Cleirich - soldier and reluctant immortal - has always vowed never to return home. But when his search for the final star leads him to Ireland, it becomes clear that fate has other plans.Solitary by inclination, Doyle is also fighting his growing attraction to archaeologist Riley. His warrior spirit is drawn to the wild - and there's no one more familiar with the wild than Riley. As the six guardians face their final challenge, Riley and Doyle are prepared to risk their lives in battle. But without love to sustain them, the quest is doomed to failure...
Is Your Job Making You Ill?
By Ellie Cannon
'An incredibly helpful guide' Jonny Benjamin MBE'Groundbreaking . . . so relatable given the current way we approach our work' Amy Wall, Woman's WayWhat happens when the effects of work are far more detrimental to your wellbeing than a simple case of Sunday-night blues?Whether you're suffering from work-induced high blood pressure, depression, migraines, or panic attacks, Dr Ellie Cannon has the answer - and it's not quitting your job.We all have a moan about going to work: groaning about getting on the bus in the rush hour, counting down to the weekend. A gripe here and there is understandable and expected, but what happens when your job is making you mentally or physically unwell?When you are in this situation, it can be very difficult to know where to turn, who to speak to or where to find good quality help and advice. In Is Your Job Making You Ill?, Dr Ellie Cannon uses her decade of experience treating patients to create an essential resource for anybody suffering from job-related ill-health.Part one of the book lays out the key causes of job-related illness - from the pressure of an unmanageable workload to the challenges of an emotionally-draining job - and identifies the most common illnesses and symptoms which can occur as a result, including stress, anxiety, insomnia, high blood pressure and IBS.Part two will help you to find a way out. It includes a practical, self-directed programme that can be tailored to your individual circumstances, covering everything from where to find help, when (and if) to seek professional advice or take time off work, to micro-actions like improving your commute and adjusting your diet to support a healthy lifestyle.Work-related ill health can happen to anyone. This book is all about how to survive and thrive when it happens to you. Don't let your job rule your life anymore.
Improve Your Digestion
By Patrick Holford
Health starts in the gut, your second brainIf you have digestive issues such as bloating, indigestion or heartburn after meals, or tend towards constipation or IBS - or you simply don't feel energised by your food - Improve Your Digestion will show you how to tune up your gut. It offers an easy-to-follow road map that will help you achieve perfect digestion, absorption and elimination, which means you'll experience better health and disease resilience, and a new level of vitality. Improve Your Digestion unravels the complex workings of the digestive system, explaining why it is now being called the second brain, and why having healthy gut microbes is so vital.Fascinating and practical, this comprehensive guide to our most underrated organ explains how to:· Banish bloating and constipation· End indigestion and heartburn without drugs· Identify and reverse hidden food intolerances· Solve IBS and inflammatory bowel disease· Conquer candidiasis and other gut infections· Restore healthy digestion with foods that heal· Balance your gut bacteria and make your own probiotics· Build your resilience to stress - a crucial factor in achieving good digestionImprove Your Digestion also includes an action plan for a healthy gut, as well as tips for self-diagnosing which digestive supplements you may need and when. You'll learn which foods are digestion-friendly and discover the art of Gutstronomy - how to prepare delicious, gut-friendly breakfasts, main meals and snacks, guided by kitchen wizard Fiona McDonald Joyce.Make your gut your friend and it will reward you with better health.
If I Only Had a Duke
By Lenora Bell
After four failed seasons and a disastrous jilting, Lady Dorothea Beaumont has had more than enough of her family's scheming. She won't domesticate a duke, entangle an earl or vie for a viscount. She will quietly exit to her aunt's Irish estate for a life of blissful freedom. Until an arrogant, sinfully handsome duke singles her out for a waltz, making Thea the most popular belle of the season. Well, the duke ruined her plans and now he'll just have to fix them. Dalton, Duke of Osborne, is far too heartless for debutantes or marriage - he uses dalliances to distract from his real purpose: finding the man who destroyed his family. When his search leads to Ireland, the last thing he needs is the determined, achingly innocent Thea, who arrives in the dead of night demanding he escort her to her aunt. His foolish agreement may prove his undoing. The road to the Emerald Isle is fraught with unforeseen dangers, but the greatest peril of all might just be discovering that he has a heart . . . and he's losing it to Thea. Praise for Lenora Bell: 'Message to my readers: You'll love Lenora Bell!' Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author 'How the Duke was Won is exciting and emotional - evocative of the best of the genre. If you've been looking for a bold, new voice in historical romance, the search ends here. Lenora Bell is it!' Sarah MacLean 'Fresh, flirty, and fabulous! The new Belle of Historical Romance!' Kerrelyn Sparks 'RWA Golden Heart winner Bell's debut romance, the first in her Disgraceful Dukes series, is a knockout with its seductive combination of breathtakingly sexy romance, a refreshingly unconventional hero and heroine, and clever writing infused with droll wit' Starred review from Booklist 'Everything that made me first fall in love with historical romances while still being new and different. Trust me...you've been waiting for Lenora Bell' Sophie Jordan, New York Times bestselling author 'Hooked me from page one with its humour, emotion, and captivating characters. Lenora Bell is a true delight to read' Lorraine Heath, USA Today bestselling author 'A winning tale in which disreputable but charming protagonists bond over a shared passion for righting social injustices....Colourful supporting characters, plentiful plot twists, and the trials of star-crossed lovers make for a sizzling and heartwarming page-turner' Starred review from Publishers Weekly 'Fierce and full of surprises...this spicy romance will delight fans of the genre. Bell has found a new avenue to the happily-ever-after of the Regency era. Bold and sweet as good chocolate, this debut romance will give Regency fans a new author for their must-read list' Starred review from Kirkus
By Jayne Castle
A new adventure begins on Harmony . . . Hannah West isn't the first woman to wake up in Illusion Town married to a man she barely knows, but she has no memory of the ceremony at all. For that matter, neither does Elias Coppersmith, her new husband. All either can remember is that they were on the run . . . With Hannah's dubious background and shaky para-psych profile, she could have done much worse. The cooly competent mining heir arouses her curiosity - as well as other parts of her mind and body. And even her dust bunny likes him. But a honeymoon spent retracing their footsteps leads Hannah and Elias into the twisting underground catacombs, where secrets from both their pasts will come to light - and where the energy of their clashing auras will grow hot enough to burn . . .Praise for Jayne Castle:A new adventure begins on Harmony . . . Welcome to Illusion Town, a desert city filled with opulent casinos and hotels - and home to a thrilling ride you'll never forget.Hannah West isn't the first woman to wake up in Illusion Town married to a man she barely knows, but she has no memory of the ceremony at all. For that matter, neither does Elias Coppersmith, her new husband. All they can remember is that they were on the run . . . With Hannah's dubious background and shaky para-psych profile, she could have done much worse. The coolly competent mining heir arouses her curiosity - as well as other parts of her mind and body. And even her dust bunny likes him.But a honeymoon spent retracing their footsteps leads Hannah and Elias into the twisting underground catacombs, where secrets from both their pasts will come to light-and where the energy of their clashing auras will grow hot enough to burn . . .'You are always guaranteed a marvelous read with a Castle book' RT Book Reviews'A suspenseful tale complete with murder, mayhem, and escalating danger . . . best dust bunny EVER' Caffeinated Book Reviewer'A riveting plot filled with plenty of sexy twists and dangerous turns' Booklist
It's Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too)
By Nora McInerny Purmort
'This story will compel you to both laugh and cry, just as the title promises. May we all bring Nora's honesty, passion and hope to our lives' Lena DunhamThis isn't a cancer story. It's a love story. Twenty-something Nora bounced from boyfriend to dopey 'boyfriend' until she met Aaron - a charismatic art director and comic-book nerd who made her laugh. When Aaron was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer, they refused to let it limit their love. They got engaged on Aaron's hospital bed and had a baby boy while he was on chemo. In the period that followed, Nora and Aaron packed fifty years of marriage into the three they had, spending their time on what really mattered to them: Buffy the Vampire Slayer re-runs, each other and Beyoncé. A few months later, Aaron died in Nora's arms. The wildly creative obituary they wrote during Aaron's hospice care touched the hearts of many.With It's Okay to Laugh, Nora puts a young, fresh twist on the subjects of mortality and resilience. What does it actually mean to live your own wild and precious life to the fullest? How can a marriage that contains more sickness than health be so joyful? How do you keep going when life kicks you in the gut?Deeply moving and funny, It's Okay to Laugh is a love letter to life, in all its messy glory.
Inspector Singh Investigates: A Frightfully English Execution
By Shamini Flint
Inspector Singh is irate. He's been instructed to attend a Commonwealth conference on policing in London: a job for paper pushers, not real cops, as far as he is concerned.And as if that isn't bad enough, his wife is determined to come along to shop for souvenirs and visit previously unknown relatives. But it isn't long before the cold case that lands on Singh's ample lap turns into a hot potato and he has to outwit Scotland Yard, his wife and London's finest criminals to prevent more frightful executions from occurring on his watch - or indeed, from being added to their number.
By Mark Haysom
The party of the sixties is over and what's left is the hangover. It's 1973 - a time of riots, picket lines and unemployment. But it's also a time when you can imagine the stars. Enter the Bird family...Baxter - the first Bird to go to university. It's fresher's week and a new beginning. Except that his troubled past has followed him right into the lecture hall.Christie - haunted by what's gone before and held back by heartbreak. But with her son succeeding against the odds perhaps now it's her turn to follow her dreams? Truman - an absent father and husband for ten years, he now decides he's owed a second chance. And to help him on his way he's found a golden key that will open every door. Or so he believes.In a story of laughter and tears, Haysom takes us on one family's journey to achieve their dreams. And shows us that, stronger than every lie and secret in every family, is the love that lies within - and the ability to imagine...
Into My Arms
By Lia Riley
'You're here because I want to touch you.'Beth Jacobs spends her days slogging away in a corporate 'fish bowl,' as the hard-working assistant for one of North America's youngest dot-com billionaires. Aleksander 'Z' Zavtra is the definition of dark and dangerous with a sexy Eastern European snarl. He's also ruthless. Curt. Exacting. An infuriating man she loves to hate. While Beth hardly sees him, it's as if he's always watching her . . . Z doesn't do romance. But he never expected to be captivated by a whip-smart, fiery assistant who just so happens to share an uncanny resemblance to the beautiful face that haunts his dreams. He craves Beth. He wants to stroke her skin, to feel her heat beneath him. And what Z wants, he gets. And for one weekend, the lines between employer and employee are blurred as Z and Beth give themselves completely to the dark pleasures they've both been dreaming about.'Upside Down gave me all the feels. Romantic and poignant, the journey of love and acceptance lingers long after the book is closed.'-Jennifer L. Armentrout/J. Lynn # 1 New York Times Bestselling Author.'Upside Down is a refreshing and heartfelt New Adult contemporary romance.'-USA Today 'Riley's debut delivers gut-punching emotions, sexy sizzle, and wry humor in a contemporary new adult story line. . .thought-provoking and lyrical, gripping from beginning to end.' - Publisher's Weekly'Upside Down is a sizzling and heartfelt addition to the new adult genre. Talia makes for a quirky and incredibly believable heroine. . .she and Bran light up the pages with their intense chemistry.' -RT Book Reviews'This story shows just how frightening it is to let yourself fall in love and be that vulnerable.' -Heroes & Heartbreakers'Upside Down is one of those books I wish I could read for the first time again. . .it's beautiful, heart-wrenching and something that everyone needs to read for themselves.' -Books by Migs
By Lia Riley
Lia Riley made New Adult readers fall in love with her breakout debut, Upside Down. Sideswiped, the second of her series, made readers clamor for more. Now, with INSIDE OUT, Lia Riley brings her evocative Off the Map series to a stunning conclusion.When Talia first moved from California to Australia to study abroad, she never dreamed she'd find the love of her life. Bran understands her like no one ever has before. And despite the numerous challenges they've faced, they've always managed to figure out how to stay together. But this time they'll face their toughest hurdle yet. Is their love strong enough to keep them together?'If you're looking for funny, well-written new adult romance - Lia Riley is an author to try' She Reads New Adult'Ms. Riley made magic when she created Bran Lockhart. That is all' The Book Hook Up***'Romantic and poignant . . . the journey of love and acceptance lingers long after the book is closed' Jennifer L. Armentrout, # 1 New York Times bestselling author'Lia Riley is an incredible new talent and not to be missed!' Kristen Callihan, author of The Hook Up'A refreshing and heartfelt New Adult romance' USA Today on Upside Down
Is Your Family Driving You Mad?
By Anne Nicholls
Do your parents nag and your in-laws interfere? Does your partner criticise or ignore you? Do your kids play you up? Do you feel as though you do everything for everyone while also taking all the blame? Family relationships are probably the most complex and far-reaching you'll ever experience. For anyone who's ever dreamed of a better way of living, here are tried and tested strategies for making family life safer, warmer, less frustrating and more nurturing all round. In Is Your Family Driving You Mad? counsellor Anne Nicholls shows you practical ways to·rewrite damaging family beliefs· make yourself heard· avoid emotional blackmail· balance family demands with personal freedom· minimise arguments and promote harmony· calm stepfamily rivalries· build confidence in your children. Buy this book and get your sanity back!
By Iris Collier
Chief Inspector Douglas MacBride is flattered to be asked to join a shooting party given by the wealthy McKenzies at their home. But his holiday comes to an abrupt end when Ian McKenzie is found hanged in his bedroom, dressed in women's clothing.
By J. R. Ward
The Creator invented the game. The stakes were nothing less than the immortal fate of mankind. Yet when fallen angel Jim Heron was challenged to play, he had no idea the voracious demon Devina would be so formidable an adversary-or that the carnal depths to which he was willing to go could prove so fatal.Devina's more than ready to claim victory in this war and has her next scheme already underway: Sissy, a defenseless woman under the influence and an unwitting player in the fight for Heron's heart.At the defining crossroads between salvation and damnation, Heron is ready to do anything it takes to succeed-a suicide mission that will take him into Heaven and Hell, and into the darkest and most sensual shadows that lie in wait at the end of the world . . . 'Everything J.R. Ward writes is a must read . . . she never disappoints' Christine Feehan
By Gayle Greene
Gayle Greene has suffered from chronic insomnia all her life. She has explored an astonishing array of remedies, from hardcore sleeping pills to alternative therapies, and has found ways of coping, but never a cure. This book is written for and about the silent multitude of people who suffer from chronic insomnia, and whose lives are permanently distorted by it.In INSOMNIAC, Gayle travels the world in a quest for answers, interviewing neurologists, sleep researchers, doctors, psychotherapists and insomniacs of all sorts. What comes of her journey is an up-to-date account of what is known about insomnia, providing the information every insomniac needs to know to make intelligent choices amongst the vast selection of medicines and therapies. It is a fascinating account of Gayle's struggle, but it is also a timely and much-needed call to arms for more research into what really causes insomnia - so that the patient isn't automatically considered to be the one to blame.
Inner Harbour and Chesapeake Blue
By Nora Roberts
Inner HarbourPhillip Quinn has done everything to make his life perfect. With his career on fast track and a perfect home, his childhood on the streets is firmly in the past. He wants to secure the same stable life for his adopted brother Seth - but when Dr Sybill Griffin arrives in town, Seth's future is threatened. And while Sybill cannot deny her own growing feelings for the intense and mysterious Phillip Quinn, the secret she hides has the power to shatter the brothers' lives for ever . . .Chesapeake BlueThe first ten years of Seth Quinn's life were a prison of fear and neglect - until he was rescued by the Quinns: father Ray and hot-blooded brothers Phillip, Ethan and Cameron. Now an adult and a successful artist, Seth returns home to Chesapeake Bay. There he meets Dru Banks, but while an attraction sparks, Dru's own history has taught her not to give her heart lightly. But Seth cannot ignore his feelings. If he is ever to win a place in Dru's affections, he must finally face up to his own tragic past and the mother who betrayed him . . .
By Barbara Delinsky
Have you ever known a real life matchmaker? Victoria Lesser's spent years meddling with the hearts of her friends and clients, determined to change their lives for the better. Well now, it's payback time! If ever there was a man to challenge Victoria, Samson's the one. A Latin professor who cooks and speaks French, German, and Russian, Samson has an ancient map that he is convinced will lead to buried treasure. Tempted on board this modern-day pirate's ship, Victoria embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. Could it be that the indomitable Victoria has finally met her match? This is the final installment of the Matchmaker Trilogy, a true classic for fans of Susan Wiggs, Diane Chamberlain and Susan Elizabeth Phillips. With over 30 million copies of her books in print, Barbara Delinsky is one of the world's best beloved authors. 'Delinsky reminds us that we sometimes need to revisit the past to embrace the future.' Diane Chamberlain
By Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
A fatherless girl grows up a virtual prisoner in the shabby backwater of Kensington Palace, despised by her relations, bullied and insulted by her foolish mother's evil genius. Only the core of stubbornness in her nature sustains her as she waits for the day of deliverance - the day she will become Queen of England.She is Victoria; this is her story, recorded in her own words in the last troubled year of her life.With humanity and humour the Queen Empress of half the world looks back over eighty crowded years, remembering domestic crisis and public triumph, war, revolution and the fall of dynasties; remembering most of all the great and abiding love that illuminated every aspect of her life.This is the autobiography Queen Victoria might have written, and reveals the private woman behind the public mask - quick tempered, proud and incurably honest; shy, vulnerable and always, indefatigably, amused.
In The Silence Of The Snow
By Jessica Blair
French-born Marie Gabin forms a friendship with Veronica Attwood in their final two years at school, but this is tested when Marie is forced to disclose a secret to her friend. In the shadow of this revelation, the girls grow up on a country estate in North Yorkshire. The First World War takes its toll when Marie loses the man she loves and Veronica's husband suffers injuries which eventually leave her a widow, but she finds consolation in her love for the land. Returning to France, Marie marries her childhood sweetheart, but once again life brings involvement in war for the two friends. Loving their Yorkshire land, Veronica and her daughters enlist in the Land Army. When a bomber squadron arrives on a newly constructed airfield on part of the estate, relationships are formed. Elise joins the RAF and is recruited into the SOE. But secrets will out. On a mission to France, Elise faces dangers she did not expect as she searches for Marie and the truth - a truth that will have an outcome she never envisaged.
By M. J. Rose
Stull suffering from the pain of her husband's infidelity, Jordan Sloan is also haunted by the long-ago murder of her father. When she learns that his killer has been paroled she fears his revenge. Although everyone thinks she's being paranoid, Jordan knows better. But as she struggles to prove to others that her fear of Mallory is justified, only she is aware of the dark secret of her relationship with him. All the while, a mysterious stranger seems intent on contributing to Jordan's unravelling . . .