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Is Your Job Making You Ill?

By Ellie Cannon
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.
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By Gayle Greene
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.

I Only Want To Get Married Once

By Chana Levitan
Chana Levitan
Don't want to be a divorce statistic? Ready for a long-lasting relationship? Then this is the book for you! Marriage is the best thing out there! However, given the 'divorce culture' in which we live, too many of us have stopped trusting our ability to build a loving and lasting marriage. I ONLY WANT TO GET MARRIED ONCE provides readers with the tools and knowledge to choose the right marriage partner and help build a successful marriage...the first time around.With this book, readers will learn how to tell the difference between infatuation and true love. Infatuation can be destructive and can cloud your judgment when it comes to love. Renowned relationship counselor and coach, Chana Levitan, reveals the 10 essential questions everyone should ask themselves before and during the dating process in order to spot long-term potential. Filled with real-life anecdotes and insightful advice, this book will help you re-evaluate your approach to love and better understand yourself and what you really need to succeed in building a loving marriage. There is no rule that heartbreak must be a prerequisite for good judgment! I ONLY WANT TO GET MARRIED ONCE will help you get it right the first time and gain the confidence to steer through the decision making process of dating.

It's All About The Dress

By Randy Fenoli
Randy Fenoli
Every bride wants to be beautiful and to dress to express who she is. Randy provides insight into how to choose the perfect dress for your story, your body, your budget, and your personal style. He explains every aspect of the dress from fabric and necklines to trains and bustles, and he details why prices are so radically different and where you may be able to save money. He helps you find the right dress for your shape...or how to break the rules if need be! Randy also outlines everything you need to know about undergarments, headpieces, veils, and jewelry so your whole wedding look will be perfect! This book offers insider secrets on how to approach your bridal dress appointment, what to ask, who to bring, etc., as well as what to watch out for at fittings. There are great ideas for bridesmaids' dresses, and even pointers for the mother of the bride and for the groom. And, probably most important for the big day, what to do and how to deal with Bridal Dress 911's

I Brake for Meltdowns

By Barbara O'Neal, Michelle Nicholasen
Barbara O'Neal, Michelle Nicholasen
Any parent of a toddler knows the drill: you're having a nice day with your child, then suddenly-meltdown! How to react? Or not react? I Brake for Meltdowns offers parents welcome relief: an annotated listing of all the exasperating things little kids do and step-by-step advice on how to handle each situation. From Public Meltdowns" to In Search of Sleep" to Dinner Disasters," this book covers every bugaboo by category-including biting, teeth-brushing, refusal to wear a coat, and what to do when your youngster won't hug Aunt Marge. Handy action points, suggested language, and Been There" sidebars point the way to resolution. Infused with funny, often commiserating advice, this is an invaluable resource for parents who try their darnedest but need a cheat-sheet for when they're stumped by their willful tots.

It's a Girl

By Andrea J. Buchanan
Andrea J. Buchanan
The most popular question any pregnant woman is asked , aside from "When are you due?" , has got to be "Are you having a girl or a boy?" When author Andrea Buchanan was pregnant with her daughter, she was thrilled to be expecting a girl. Some people were happy for her visions of flouncy pink dresses and promises of mother-daughter bonding were the predictable responses. Other people, though, were concerned: "Is your husband OK with that?" "You can try again." "Girls are tough." This mixed message led her to explore the issue herself, with help from her fellow writers and moms, many of whom had had the same experience. As she did in It's a Boy: Women Writers on Raising Sons, Buchanan and her contributors take on what it's really like to raise a child-in this case, a girl-from babyhood to adulthood. It's a Girl, is a wide-ranging, often humorous, and honest collection of essays about the experience of the mother-daughter bond, taking on topics like "princess power" ("Shining, Shimmering, Splendid"), adding a girl to a brood of boys ("Confessions of a Tomboy Mom"), dealing with a daughter's eating disorder ("The Food Rules"), and mothering "hardcore mini-feminists" ("Tough Girls").

Intimacy With Impotence

By Barbara Alterowitz, Ralph Alterowitz
Barbara Alterowitz, Ralph Alterowitz
Erectile dysfunction is a frequent consequence of prostate cancer and other prostate disease treatments. Though unwelcome and embarrassing, it doesn't have to end a couple's sex life. Both informative and practical, Intimacy with Impotence gives couples cause for hope. It discusses impotence in lay terms, provides information on the commercial therapies and medications both available and being researched now, and gives practical advice about lovemaking-from getting in the mood to commonsense suggestions to erection-less satisfaction. Written with complete honesty and compassion by a prostate cancer survivor and his wife, this is the essential resource for couples trying to reestablish intimacy and sex in the face of impotence.

Imagine Yourself Well

By Reid J. Kelly, Sean F. Kelly
Reid J. Kelly, Sean F. Kelly
Imagine Yourself Well: Better Health through Self-Hypnosis is a remarkable view of hypnotherapy as a scientifically recognized treatment art. Based upon their extensive practice and clinical research in therapeutic hypnotic techniques, the authors have constructed an effective handbook articulating the therapeutic use of hypnosis by depicting word-for-word what transpires during a session. The fascinating series of carefully worded transcripts of hypnotic exercises will enable the reader to correct specific self-destructive habits (e.g., overeating and smoking), common psychological problems (insomnia and various phobias), chronic physical conditions (arthritis, back pain, high blood pressure, and migraine headaches), and performance anxieties (athletics and public speaking). The theory underlying clinical practice, including the key point that all hypnosis involves self-hypnosis, is explained in lay terms, and each exercise is grounded in sound cognitive, behavioural, or psychodynamic principles.

Insulin Pump Therapy Demystified

By Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, Gary Scheiner
Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, Gary Scheiner
Increasing numbers of people with type 1 diabetes, all of whose lives depend on insulin, as well as type 2 diabetics, have already adopted the insulin pump, which replaces a regimen of insulin shots with a continuous delivery of insulin. Yet many who stand to benefit from "the pump" are put off by not fully understanding the device, and many already using it don't have anyone with whom to compare notes about its use. Now Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, who has used the pump for more than three years, cuts through common personal fears about the pump and offers insight into the day-to-day challenges,and rewards,of life with it. Drawing on interviews with more than seventy-five pump users, including Nicole Johnson, Miss America 1999, as well as diabetes experts and other health professionals, Kaplan-Mayer discusses how the pump affects your sex life, dealing with money issues, finding support, counting carbohydrates, and much more. Insulin Pump Therapy Demystified offers knowledgeable, informative, reassuring advice that all pump users,current and future,will find extremely valuable. Charts and tables add to this valuable insider's guide.

Interstitial Cystitis Survival Guide

By Robert M. Moldwin
Robert M. Moldwin
Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a chronic inflammatory condition of the urinary bladder that can have a devastating impact on the quality of life - both for the patient and their loved ones. The disease is often debilitating and may cause the patient to experience feelings of helplessness and despair. IC has been an enigma to the medical profession for a long time, the condition is still frequently misdiagnosed as an acute urinary tract infection or cystitis, a disorder that can be treated with antibiotics. Although there is no cure for IC, the past decade has seen remarkable progress in promoting awareness of the disease and in the development of techniques to manage and relieve symptoms. In their odyssey through the medical system, IC patients routinely come in contact with a battery of unfamiliar tests, and their doctors may prescribe a variety of medications or even suggest surgical interventions. This guide is designed to uncomplicate the process and empower readers to make sure that they are getting the most appropriate treatment for their condition. The author shows readers how to make a self-diagnosis, evaluates the latest medications and their side effects, and describes the latest, most up-to-date nonmedical and alternative strategies for managing and reducing symptoms.