By Vicki Psarias
Chosen by the Independent as one of the 10 best business books written by women'Vicki is one inspirational mumboss, who shares her secrets to juggling a thriving business with raising a family in this entertaining and empowering read!' Una Healy'Ideal for going back to work without losing your mind . . . a no-nonsense guide to navigating the transition' Marie Claire 'If ever there is a person who has shown just how successful you can be online whilst also being an amazing parent it is Vicki. Read, learn and follow. A brilliant book from an inspirational mother'. Natasha Courtenay-Smith, author of The Million Dollar BlogIn Mumboss, Vicki Psarias, founder of HonestMum.com, shares her #mumboss manifesto for surviving and thriving at work and at home. Vicki writes about everything from juggling work and family, to regaining your confidence after having a baby and battling imposter syndrome.An award-winning blogger and vlogger, in this book Vicki shares how to turn your passions into a business that suits the modern mum's lifestyle. Mumboss is full of practical advice, tips and tricks to help fellow #mumbosses build their own business or return to work, while creating a personal brand and learning how to market yourself.Vicki's funny, fresh approach to life and work as a mum has brought her a loyal fanbase and a brilliantly successful business: her blog Honest Mum is one of the UK's most popular parenting and lifestyle sites, and the blog combined with Vicki's social channels has an average monthly reach of 1 million. A Lean In for the blogging and vlogging generation, Mumboss is an essential book for all parents, whether they are returning to work or looking to start a new career, as well as anyone looking to build their brand or business online.'A must-read for the modern Mum; particularly one who has aspirations to build her own business. I wish I had been able to read it three years ago!' Katie Massie-Taylor, Co-Founder, Mush
The Model Method
By Hollie Grant
'The Model Method's effective combination of recipes and workouts will leave you feeling stronger, healthier and happier. Hollie is one of the best task-masters on the fitness scene, with a refreshing, balanced approach' Sweaty Betty'The new body coach on the block' StyleNourish, sweat and strengthen your way to lifelong wellness with award-winning Pilates instructor and chef Hollie Grant's balanced recipes and workouts.Hollie started The Model Method online plan after years of teaching her private clients so anyone can carry out the plan, anywhere. This beautiful book will follow on from the plan, showing the reader how to Nourish, Sweat and Strengthen for a healthier, stronger lifestyle. Nourish will provide readers with delicious and balanced recipes with easy-to-source ingredients to encourage readers to eat from all the food groups unless medically advised not to. As a former chef Hollie is strongly against 'diets' and feels that we should eat to nourish our bodies, not starve them. The Sweat part of the plan will be split into three key areas of the body so that the workout can be personalised to the readers' goals or weaknesses. All the workouts will include elements of both Pilates and HIIT. Pilates is amazing at toning and fixing postural issues but does not address the incredible health benefits you tend to only get from HIIT (including reduced risk of diabetes, heart disease and obesity). Strengthen provides Pilates exercises and descriptions of technique, progressions and regressions, muscles activated and why you would carry out that exercise. The book is designed to be personalised so will also teach the reader about their body, posture types and muscle imbalances, and which Pilates technique would be best for them.Above all, The Model Method is about how our bodies function and perform, rather than how they look, in order to encourage a healthy relationship with food and exercise.
Make It Up
By Marie Rayma
Ever think of making your own beauty products, handmade, high performance, healthy alternatives to just about every chemical laden product you currently put on your face and body? It's easier than you think! In Make It Up author Marie Rayma shares the recipes she has developed through years of trial, error, and testing to come up with the very best. This is real makeup and skincare: bright lipsticks, quality mineral powders, long-wearing eyeliners, and masks and cleansers that yield results. Rayma walks you through natural ingredients available online or at health food stores. These awesome oils, butters, clays, and minerals will replace the petroleum products, artificial colours, and lab-created mystery fragrances that have untold effects on our bodies. Products can be tailored for individual needs,from swapping out ingredients not suitable for sensitive skin to whipping up the perfect colours suited for any complexion. With easy-to-follow instruction, Make It Up provides more than 40 essential cosmetics and skin care projects so you can make just what you want, when you need it.
The Metabolism Miracle, Revised Edition
By Diane Kress
Do you notice weight gain around your middle that just won't budge?Are you unable to lose weight on your past tried-and-true diets?Do friends and coworkers eat more than you do but weigh less?Do you have difficulty sleeping and wake up exhausted in the morning?Do you crave bread, pasta, chips, and sweets and go overboard eating them?There is a reason that some people can eat all they want and never seem to gain a pound while others count every calorie, exercise, and can't lose an ounce. If you answered yes" to any of the questions above, you may be one of the millions of people,an estimated 60% of dieters,who have Metabolism B. This inherited hormonal imbalance causes your body to overprocess carbohydrate foods into excess body fat.As someone who personally struggled with Met B, registered dietitian Diane Kress knows the frustration of diets that won't work. In The Metabolism Miracle , she shares her scientifically based three-step solution that corrects hormonal imbalance, stabilizes blood sugar, and reprograms your metabolism to increase your energy and melt away fat. Now this life-changing guide is completely revised to be even easier to follow, with:The latest research on carbohydrates and metabolism and the science behind why other diets stop working for those with Metabolism BUpdated food lists for each step and information on new products and ingredients100 recipes, including 50 brand-new dishesInspiring real-life success stories from people just like youThousands of people have reached and maintained their desired weight and enjoy improved health and wellness with this revolutionary program. Now it's your turn to live and enjoy the Metabolism Miracle lifestyle.
The Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet [special sales]
By Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic Guide to Fertility and Conception
By Elizabeth A. Stewart, Jani R. Jensen, Mayo Clinic
Deciding to start or build a family is a life-changing decision, and, once the choice is made, there's a whole new set of unknowns,including how challenging the journey will be. For the first time, fertility experts at Mayo Clinic offer an essential guide for those who want to have a baby. With colour photographs and graphics throughout, this user-friendly yet comprehensive book provides answers and explanations on nearly every aspect of achieving a successful pregnancy: lifestyle and nutrition the intricacies of natural conception common fertility problems the latest medical treatments (including intrauterine insemination,IVF, and donors) and information on special situations (including fertility preservation, chosen single parenthood, same-sex couples, and more).
By Cheri Sicard
Finally, a thoroughly modern guide to help women become Cannabis Sativa connoisseurs. Welcome to a wonderful examination of weed-a plant worthy of saving the planet and people's lives.",Greta Gaines, performing artist and TV hostCovering the aspects of cannabis that matter most to women, Mary Jane takes readers on a guided tour through the new world of marijuana, where using pot can be healthy, fun, stylish, and safe. In Mary Jane , marijuana expert Cheri Sicard reveals everything women have needed to know but may have been afraid to ask about using cannabis. Packed with everyday tips, topics include:How to Host a Pot PartyMedibles, Edibles, and Other Smoke-Free OptionsEasy Recipes for FoodiesBudding Beauty ProductsTaking Mary Jane to BedDeals and Steals for Your BudgetGotta-Have-It GadgetsGrow Your Own GardenRemedies for Everyday AilmentsMovies & MusicTravel TipsPot and ParentingDIY Pipes and ProjectsWhat the Celebs are Saying...and much more!
The Mayo Clinic Handbook for Happiness
By Amit Sood, Mayo Clinic
Happiness is a habit. For some of us, that habit is a natural inclination for others, it is a learned behaviour. The Mayo Clinic Handbook for Happiness combines wisdom from neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, and spirituality to help you choose contentment. Dr. Amit Sood's actionable ten-week program has helped tens of thousands of people reduce anxiety and find greater fulfillment in life. Each of the book's four sections is filled with practical insights and easy-to-implement exercises. You'll understand why your brain struggles with finding happiness and what real-world practices can help you to better manage stress and choose peace and contentment instead.Praise for the Stress-Free Living Program: This book can change your life."-Dr. Andrew Weil An important innovative approach to well-being."-Dr. Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence
The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living
By Amit Sood, Mayo Clinic
Have you ever driven several miles without noticing anything on the road, or read a page in a book without registering any of it? Do the day's worries and disappointments crowd your mind as you're trying to fall asleep at night? Do you feel stressed much of the time and aren't sure how to find peace? In this book, Amit Sood, M.D., M.Sc., a Mayo Clinic specialist in stress and resiliency, reveals how the mind's instinctive restlessness and shortsightedness generate stress and anxiety and presents strategies for living a more peaceful life. The book is based on the highly popular stress management program offered at Mayo Clinic that Dr. Sood developed after two decades of work with tens of thousands of people.Drawing on ground-breaking brain research, Dr. Sood helps you understand the brain's two modes and how an imbalance between them produces unwanted stress. From this basis, you learn skills that will help you: Develop deep and sustained attention Practice gratitude, compassion and acceptance Live a meaningful life Cultivate nurturing relationships Achieve your highest potentialAll of these concepts are weaved into a practical and fun journey that has been tested in numerous scientific studies, with consistently positive results. Take the first step to discover greater peace and joy for you and your loved ones."Dr. Sood has put together a simple, secular and structured program that is anchored in science, is free of rituals and dogmas, and is accessible to everyone. This book can change your life."- Dr. Andrew Weil"An important innovative approach to well-being, one we all should know about."- Dr. Daniel Goleman
The Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet
By The weight-loss experts at Mayo Clinic
The #1 New York Times bestseller adapted for people with diabetes, now in paperback,with 16 brand-new pages, full of menus designed to kick-start your weight loss and control your blood sugar. From Mayo Clinic, a leading authority in health and nutrition, comes The Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet , adapted for people with pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes from the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Mayo Clinic Diet . This reliable plan is what you need to lose weight to help you control your blood sugar. The medical specialists at Mayo Clinic have created The Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet as a two-phase plan,Lose It! and Live It! The Diet helps at-risk people prevent and control diabetes by losing weight quickly and safely, and then maintaining that weight loss. The Lose It! phase is a simple, straight-forward, two-week plan that encourages quick but safe weight loss that can help lower blood sugar. The Live It! phase of the diet offers basic and manageable steps and lifestyle changes and choices that are designed to help participants lose one to two pounds a week until a healthy weight is reached, and then to keep the pounds off. Mayo Clinic's weight-loss and nutrition experts have packed this book with meal plans, practical solutions, and specific tips on how to improve health and lose weight safely. The Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet tackles all the familiar obstacles that get in the way of weight loss,dislike of exercise, distaste of healthy food, too little time to cook well, a too hectic schedule, struggles with cravings, and minimal support from family and friends. It is a reliable and safe companion for losing weight and controlling diabetes, beginning immediately and into the future. "This diabetes diet isn't a fad it's about changing your habits for the better," states Donald Hensrud, M.D., Mayo Clinic specialist in nutrition and internal medicine and medical editor-in-chief. "With The Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet, people can truly manage diabetes, eat well, lose weight and enjoy life."
The Mayo Clinic Breast Cancer Book
By the breast-health experts at Mayo Clinic Cancer Ce
From the breast health experts at Mayo Clinic comes a guide to the many aspects of breast cancer,from prevention, to care and coping, to survival, to living with hope. The Mayo Clinic Breast Cancer Book is the trusted resource for anyone wanting reliable information about this dreaded disease. Mayo Clinic set out to provide comprehensive and up-to-date facts in easy-to-understand language. They've succeeded in this handbook for those who've been diagnosed, or for those who want to give sensitive and helpful support to someone with breast cancer. The Mayo Clinic Breast Cancer Book stands out for its tone of companionship, as well as for the many patient stories that appear throughout the book. This straightforward yet approachable resource will empower all who are affected by breast cancer. Here are facts about the disease, but also suggestions and inspiration for working effectively with one's doctors and caregivers. This volume offers solid tools for coping with the many uncertainties and decisions that need to be made when one is diagnosed.
Mums Shape Up
By Lisa Westlake
A companion volume to EXERCISING FOR TWO, this book guides women through early postnatal recovery, helping them to slowly recommence activity without causing problems that can be associated with inappropriate choices or going too hard too fast too soon. In full colour, this easy-to-use and accessible book explores the vast range of exercise options available for mums to get back in shape as well as providing helpful physio and lifestyle hints for looking after mother and baby during this precious early time.
By Diana Cage
Confidence, health, and self-knowledge are the keys to a happier sex life,and sex expert Diana Cage is here to teach you how to achieve all three. Mind-Blowing Sex is an inclusive, hands-on guide to making sex more enjoyable for readers of all sexual orientations. Beginning with a brief historical overview, the book provides women and their lovers with an expansive view of female sexuality,from where it's been to where it's headed,and takes a contemporary approach to sex, offering direct tips and informed advice on how to have the best, most gratifying sex possible. Irreverent yet insightful, Cage covers both the emotional and physical aspects involved in increasing sexual pleasure,including tuning into your sexual fantasies, overcoming hang-ups, touching and being touched, choosing and introducing toys, and understanding female anatomy and orgasms.Straight-talking and non-judgmental, Mind-Blowing Sex will help women,straight and queer,to open their minds, reject stereotypes, educate themselves and their lovers, and learn how to enjoy sex more than ever before.
The Mommy Docs' Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy and Birth
By Allison Hill, Yvonne Bohn, Alane Park, Melissa Jo Peltier, Alane Park, Allison Hill, Melissa Jo Peltier, Yvonne Bohn
The pregnancy resource you can trust: medically reliable information, mom-to-mom advice. If you want the real deal on pregnancy, you've come to the right book! Drs. Yvonne Bohn, Allison Hill, and Alane Park are three top obstetricians who have personally welcomed more than 10,000 babies into the world. But they've been on the other side of the ultrasound too- as mothers themselves, they have each experienced the joys and anxieties of pregnancy firsthand. Morning sickness . . . unexpected contractions . . . midnight feedings . . . even serious complications . . . they've been there! Now they share everything you need to know about this exciting, life-changing journey. Written in a clear and friendly style, The Mommy Docs' Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy and Birth offers the most up-to-date medical guidance. It's packed with real-life stories from new moms and practical tips straight from the Docs' office. From pre-conception to postpartum, you'll find answers to your most pressing questions, including: Can birth control pills cause fertility problems? When will I start showing? Which prenatal tests do I really need? Is my baby getting the right nutrition? Is it true that I can't touch a cat, eat sushi, or colour my hair for nine months? If I get a cold, is it safe to take medication? How do I create a birth plan? What if I go into labour alone? If I've had a cesarean delivery before, will I need to have one with my next pregnancy? How can I make breastfeeding easier? This extraordinarily comprehensive guide also includes chapters on diet and exercise, high-risk pregnancies, and the most often-repeated myths. Complete with illustrations of your baby's development, The Mommy Docs' Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy and Birth is your reassuring resource for a healthy and stress-free pregnancy.
The Makeup Wakeup
By Sandy Linter, Bette Midler, Lois Joy Johnson
Face it- women fall into a beauty rut at a certain age, when their tried-and-true makeup techniques just aren't working anymore. That's when you know it's time for a Makeup Wakeup! Beauty experts Lois Joy Johnson and Sandy Linter say it's time to learn what will work for women 40+ now. The Makeup Wakeup shares Lois and Sandy's inside information on what stars do how to face demons like brow abuse and sun damage even a fail-proof shopping guide. Though focused on the simplicity of makeup, the authors also consulted with three prominent doctors to address the concerns of women who opt for cosmetic procedures. Lois and Sandy say: "Women 40+ tell us they feel invisible in a world of beauty that is really marketing to younger women. We felt a need to write a beauty guide we'd read ourselves, one that solved the kinds of issues women face every day."
By Jessica O'Dwyer
This gripping memoir details an ordinary American woman's quest to adopt a baby girl from Guatemala in the face of overwhelming adversity. At only 32 years old, Jessica O'Dwyer experiences early menopause, seemingly ending her chances of becoming a mother. Years later, married but childless, she comes across a photo of a two-month-old girl on a Guatemalan adoption website , and feels an instant connection. From the get-go, Jessica and her husband face numerous and maddening obstacles. After a year of tireless efforts, Jessica finds herself abandoned by her adoption agency undaunted, she quits her job and moves to Antigua so she can bring her little girl to live with her and wrap up the adoption, no matter what the cost. Eventually, after months of disappointments, she finesses her way through the thorny adoption process and is finally able to bring her new daughter home. Mamalita is as much a story about the bond between a mother and child as it is about the lengths adoptive parents go to in their quest to bring their children home. At turns harrowing, heartbreaking, and inspiring, this is a classic story of the triumph of a mother's love over almost insurmountable odds.
The Modern Grandparents' Guide
By Jackie Highe
Today, the role of the grandparent has never been more vital. Modern-day parents are under enormous pressure - they need to work, which means they don't have enough time to spend with their children, and they look to their parents to fill the emotional gaps. Jackie Highe tackles in depth all the many aspects of being a grandparent today, dealing with delicate issues like separated parents, interference and financial help - as well as the legalities of custody and rights access.The book explores - through the stories of people who are experiencing the situation for themselves - all the heart-searching, humour and absolute joy of being a grandparent.
By John W. Cassidy, Lee Woodruff
If your loved one has experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI), you know that its effects can be devastating and often difficult to understand. It may feel as if your world has shifted on its axis, and you'll never get your bearings. Navigating your way through the morass of doctors, medical terms, and the healthcare system can be daunting, especially when you want only what's best for the person you love. Dr. John Cassidy has devoted the past twenty-five years to helping families cope with traumatic brain injury Mindstorms is his compassionate, comprehensive manual to demystifying this often frightening and life-changing condition. More than 6.3 million Americans live with a severe disability caused by a traumatic brain injury. In fact, because it's so commonplace, but little talked of, TBI is often referred to as the "silent epidemic." In these pages, Dr. Cassidy walks you through the different types of brain injury explodes the common myths surrounding it demonstrates the ways in which TBI may affect memory, behaviour, and social interaction explores the newest options in treatment and rehabilitation and shows you how to hold on to your own sense of self as you journey through. Along with the practical information you'll need, Mindstorms offers a constellation of instructive, moving stories from families and patients who are slowly, but surely, finding their way back. Their experiences are sure to inspire you and yours.
By Eric Cressey, Matt Fitzgerald
Most of the 23 million American men who lift weights do so to get bigger unfortunately, many of them are going nowhere with watered-down bodybuilding routines that don't help them actually get stronger . Eric Cressey's cutting-edge four-phase program, featuring constant progression, variation, and inspiring goals, keeps you focused on increasing strength along with muscle mass, helping you achieve the fittest, most energetic, and best-looking body you've ever had-with fewer hours at the gym.
Minding the Body, Mending the Mind
By Joan Z. Borysenko
Based on Dr. Borysenko's ground-breaking work nearly twenty years ago at the Mind/Body Clinic in Boston, Minding the Body, Mending the Mind continues to be a classic in the field, with time-tested tips on how to take control of your own physical and emotional wellbeing. The clinic's dramatic success with thousands of patients-with conditions ranging from allergies to cancer-offers vivid proof of the effectiveness of the mind/body approach to health and its power to transform your life. Here are tips on how to elicit the mind's powerful relaxation response to boost your immune system, cope with chronic pain, and alleviate symptoms of a host of stress-related illnesses. Updated with the recent developments in the field, the new edition is a must-have for anyone interested in taking an active role in healing himself or herself.