The Healing Breath
By Jack Angelo
The Healing Breath is an inspiring and practical guide to improving and maintaining your spiritual and physical health. Leading UK healer and teacher Jack Angelo unlocks the mysteries of self-healing and shows how the breath is the medium for all healing energies. With over 50 easy-to-follow exercises, meditations, affirmations and visualisations, using the power of breath you can:· Relieve stress and anxiety to attain emotional and mental calm· Increase your energy levels, creativity and mental focus· Improve your meditation skills· Ensure sound sleep, relaxation and healing in all aspects of your life This is essential reading for everyone who wishes to develop spiritual wellbeing, including professional and student healers, complementary therapists and devotees of yoga and t'ai chi.
Hot Cowboy Nights
By Carolyn Brown
Lizzy Logan has every right not to trust men, but why throw out the whole barrel of apples if only one is rotten? With one twirl on the dance floor, Toby Dawson has her ready to forget her ex-boyfriend blues and jump back in the saddle again. She has no illusions about the new cowboy over on the Lucky Penny Ranch, though: Toby's a player through and through. And for three weeks, she experiences some hot cowboy nights that come close to burnin' down the whole town of Dry Creek, Texas. But Toby will never be the one to give her a husband and family, and that's what Lizzy so desperately wants.Toby never considered himself the settling-down type. But when Lizzy breaks off their fling just as they get to the good parts, he can't help reconsidering. The last thing he wants is a commitment-minded woman, but suddenly his whole world has been turned upside down and inside out. And he'll do whatever it takes to convince Lizzy that her luck with men is about to change...
Happy People Read and Drink Coffee
By Agnès Martin-Lugand
Diane seems to have the perfect life. She is a wife, mother, and the owner of Happy People Read and Drink Coffee, a cozy literary café in Paris. But when she suddenly loses her husband and daughter in a car accident, the world as she knows it disappears.One year later, Diane moves to a small town on the Irish coast, determined to heal by rebuilding her life alone,until she meets Edward, a handsome and moody photographer, and falls into a surprising and tumultuous romance.But will it last when Diane leaves Ireland for good? At once heartbreaking and uplifting, Diane's story is deeply felt, reminding us that love remembered is love enduring."A heartbreaking story of love and loss that will twist readers up in knots, essential." ,Library Journal
How to F*ck a Woman
By Ali Adler
Brazen, uproarious, slyly prescriptive, and always entertaining, Ali Adler is a sex and relationship guru who knows what women want. As a gay woman, she has both the equipment and the experience to give straight men (and the women who love them) advice on both how to get more sex and how to get this job done right. In her day job as a comedy writer and TV producer, Ali is sometimes the only woman in a room full of comedy writers. She became legendary for offering frank, sometimes insightful, often bossy reality checks and for translating female sexuality into words a man could understand. In her book, How to F*ck a Woman - 20 percent explicit instructions, 80 percent relationship advice, and 100 percent hilarious - she brings together essential advice for men (even the ones who insist they could write this book) and the women who want their lovers to truly understand them, both mind and body. With illustrations by New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly.
By Harris Irfan
A trillion dollar financial industry is revolutionising the global economy. Governments and corporations across the Islamic world are increasingly turning to finance that complies with Sharia law in order to fund economic growth. Even in the West, Islamic finance is rapidly becoming an important alternative source of funding at a time when the conventional finance industry is reeling from the effects of the financial crisis.From its origins in the seventh century, Islamic finance has sought to develop core ethical principles that are based in the foundations of Islam and Shari'a. By engaging critically with the complexities of international finance, it has evolved and adapted into a world emerging from the economic and moral aftermath of a global financial crisis. But with an increasing Western interest, is it able to remain true to the principles of its faith? Can it maintain its ideals of social justice? Or is Islamic finance guilty of the very dangers it seeks to avoid?In Heaven's Bankers, Harris Irfan, one of the world's leading Islamic finance bankers, gives unparalleled insight into the heart of this secretive industry. From his personal experience of working with leading bankers, scholars and lawyers, he debunks the myths of Islamic banking, analyses its greatest deals and looks to the future of a system that has reprioritised the very nature of money itself.
The Helping Professional's Guide to End-of-Life Care
By E. Strada
Nearly half of people at the end of life will receive hospice care, but few psychologists, nurses, physicians, chaplains, and hospice workers have been trained specifically to recognize and address the psychological, social, and emotional issues that may arise in patients who are dying. Patients in the midst of advanced terminal illness may experience a variety of distressing emotions, and may feel anxious, frightened, regretful, or desperate. This guide was created specifically to guide helping professionals of all kinds through the process of working through patients' psychological issues to allow them peace and comfort in their final moments.The Helping Professional's Guide to End of Life Care clarifies the spiritual and emotional care that patients need and presents an evidence based approach integrating cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), transpersonal psychotherapy, hypnosis, mindfulness, and guided imagery to help patients manage emotional distress at the end of life. Through case conceptualizations and detailed treatment planning guidance, readers learn to formulate comprehensive assessment and treatment plans for patients and gain skills that will help them manage the emotional intensity of this work. This secular, professional treatment model can be applied to patients of any religious or spiritual background. The book also addresses integrating the patient's therapeutic team with the medical team, addressing the emotional needs of friends and family of the dying, crisis intervention for suicidal patients, working with clients on psychotropic medications, and how helping professionals can manage their own emotions to become more effective clinicians.
Hugs And Kisses
By Rachael Hale
Combining both of Rachael Hale's most popular subjects, this delightful board book is a celebration of affection and love. Little ones will read along as irresistibly cute babies and their animal friends exchange tender hugs and kisses . The heartwarming photographs are presented alongside sweet rhyming text.Acclaimed photographer Rachael Hale uses her lens, her love of animals, and a great deal of patience, to create this enchanting perspective.
By Ken McCoy
Hope Street may be just an ordinary terraced street in Leeds, but it's the world to Maggie Fish. And when her father returns home from the war the whole family looks forward to happier times. But then Maggie's mother dies giving birth to a little boy, leaving Johnnie Fish a bitter widower. He can never look at his son without remembering that this child caused his wife's death.By contrast, Maggie can do no wrong in her father's eyes and he pushes her forward to sing at Hope Street Working Men's Club. Fifteen-year-old Maggie has her first taste of show-business - and she wants more. With the help of Charlie Chipperfield, a talented piano-player, new vaudeville act - Fish and Chipperfield - is born. But the clubs in Yorkshire only offer them a limited audience and musical tastes are changing. It may spell the end for their double act, but for Maggie the road to fame and fortune is only just the beginning . . .
Historic Maps And Views Of New York
By Vincent Virga
A first-of-its-kind collection of twenty-four historic maps and views of New York City, specially bound so they can be removed easily and framed in standard-size frames.Historic Maps and Views of New York is a unique and fascinating collection of twenty-four New York maps and views dating from the 1600s through the present. Included with each map is the original printing information and brief text that places it in historic context and further illuminates its qualities. Put together by a map expert based at the Library of Congress, the selections include one of the earliest maps of Manhattan by Johannes Vingboons; views of New York Harbor in the early 1700s; an elaborately detailed map of Central Park; a complete topographical map of the island of Manhattan; an early subway map; overviews of Brooklyn and Queens; and much more. Each unique and stunning representation of New York is exquisitely reproduced to show off its color and detail, making it ready for display in any home, office, dorm room, or classroom.
Healing Beyond The Body
By Larry Dossey
If modern medicine is truly to be a healing art, says Dr. Larry Dossey, it must embrace three ideas it has too long ignored. It must address not only our bodies, but our minds and spirits as well; it must deal not only with the mechanism of illness, but with its meaning; and it must recognize that our power to heal and be healed extends beyond our physical bodies. Bestselling author Dossey is one of the most influential spokespersons for the role of consciousness and spirituality in medicine. In these writings, he explores the relationship - often documented in extensive research - between science and 'unscientific' topics such as prayer, love, laughter, work, war, creativity, dreams and immortality. Does the mind produce consciousness - or transmit it? Why has job stress become a worldwide epidemic? Could war be a biological condition? Why is fishing good for your health? How can science study the effects of prayer? Dossey tackles all these questions and more. Some essays are funny, some sober, some inspirational. Each in its own way challenges us to examine ourselves and our health in a new and different light.
By Neil Rafferty & Paul Stokes
Delivering the stories THEY don't want you to read, including:. People who know how to fucking park on brink of extinction. Fat kids to be chased to school by dogs. Vatican to build huge telescope in hunt for Jesus. Estate agents will starve to death, says upbeat report. UK threat level raised to 'Underpants'. Free bank with every new mobile. Britain strikes gold in sport no one watches. Ferguson apologises to premenstrual Reading fans. Beckham unable to pronounce 'Scientology'Meanwhile Agony Aunt Petula Soul tackles a diverse range of bizarre sexual problems and astrologer Psychic Bob maps your mystic future ('There's always a chance you'll get something you have been wanting for a long time. Butthere's a much bigger chance you won't').Plus: opinion polls, talking dogs and an absolutely gigantic rat.'Makes the New Testament look like a lot of insane, voodoo rubbish'- Rt Rev. Tom Logan, St Clive's, Taunton
How Rich Countries Got Rich and Why Poor Countries Stay Poor
By Erik S. Reinert
How Rich Countries Got Rich is a narrative history of modern economic development from the Italian Renaissance to the present day.In it Erik S. Reinert shows how rich countries developed through a combination of government intervention, protectionism, and strategic investment. Reinert suggests that this set of policies in various combinations has driven successful development from Renaissance Italy to the modern Far East. Yet despite its demonstrable success, orthodox development economists have largely ignored this approach and insisted instead on the importance of free trade.Reinert presents a strongly revisionist history of economics and shows how the discipline has long been torn between the continental Renaissance tradition on one hand and the free market theories of English and later American economics on the other. He argues that our economies were founded on protectionism and state activism and could only later afford the luxury of free trade. When our leaders come to lecture poor countries on the right road to riches they do so in almost perfect ignorance of the real history of mass affluence.
By James Ray
Are you ready to challenge your current thoughts, beliefs and assumptions?Are you ready to push beyond your self-imposed boundaries?Are you ready to create outrageous results in every single area of your life?Harmonic Wealth will help you open up to a life of abundance and contentment, free from feelings of dissatisfaction and insecurity. It's a gratifying way to live, and it's within your reach. James Arthur Ray received international fame for his contribution to the bestselling The Secret and now presents his practical, results driven programme for becoming absolutely unstoppable in achieving what you want in life. Using a combination of ancient wisdom traditions and cutting-edge research, Harmonic Wealth reveals how true wealth can only be achieved when the five key pillars of life - financial, relational, mental, physical, and spiritual - are in harmony with one another. Learn how to: ? Increase your creativity, intelligence and mental functioning? Strengthen your personal relationships- Achieve financial success- Increase your energy level and invigorate your body- Vanquish the fears that have held you back in your life 'James Ray tells you exactly what you need to do to create the life you want. Powerful but entertaining. I highly recommend it'Jack Canfield, co-author of The Success Principles and Chicken Soup for the Soul series
Half The Blood Of Brooklyn
By Charlie Huston
There's a bad vibe in the air. Every Vampyre in Manhattan feels it in their bones . . . and in their blood. The mother of all gang rumbles is brewing between the divided Clans of the city's undead. A battle royal for more turf that will tear the island from stem to stern. And just his luck, Joe Pitt is smack in the middle of it.A rogue Vampyre who shunned Clan life, Joe's his own man. Kind of. Thing is, there's certain people have a claim on his talents. When they need someone who's . . . expendable, they call on Joe Pitt. They're calling now. With war drums beating from the Hudson to the Harlem River, Joe's been dispatched into the uncharted territory of Brooklyn to seal an alliance with the Freaks - a Clan who more than live up to their name. But across the bridge, things go south with savage swiftness, as Joe gets swept into a murderous family feud between crazed Clans that will paint the borough scarlet from Gravesend to Coney Island.
Hitler's British Slaves
By Sean Longden
The untold story of life in the allied camps under theNazi's.Sean Londgen has conducted numerous interviews andreveals a new perspective on life under the Nazis that haslong been forgotten and replaced by the myth of Colditzand The Great Escape.Between 1939 and 1945 almost 200,000 British andCommonwealth Servicemen were held as Prisoners of Warin Germany. Every Allied soldier under the rank of Sergeantwas forced to work 12 hour shifts, six days a week, cuttingtimber, quarrying stone, carving ice from frozen rivers andclearing bombsites. It drove the soldiers to the brink, inwhich survival was a daily trial. Many starved to death ordied from disease, others were killed in accidents or at thehands of their guards.
By David Hilliard, Fredrika Newton, Keith Zimmerman, Kent Zimmerman
Huey P. Newton remains one of the most misunderstood political figures of the twentieth century. As cofounder and leader of the Black Panther Party for more than twenty years, Newton (1942-1989) was at the forefront of the radical political activism of the 1960s and'70s. Raised in poverty in Oakland, California, and named for corrupt Louisiana governor Huey P. Long, Newton embodied both the passions and the contradictions of the civil rights movement he sought to advance. In this first authorized biography, Newton's former chief of staff David Hilliard and best-selling authors Keith and Kent Zimmerman team up to tell the WHOLE story of the man behind the organization that FBI director J. Edgar Hoover infamously dubbed "the greatest threat to the internal security of the country."
The Heart Of The Game
By Jimmy Greaves
Football isn't a matter of life and death,' Bill Shankly once famously said, 'it's much more important than that.' In The Heart of the Game, Jimmy Greaves looks back over his long association with the sport to give his take on all things football, and attempts to make sense of our undying passion for the beautiful game.How has the game changed from its working class roots to its current celebrity-driven image? How do managers like Sir Alf Ramsey compare to the Svens of today? Why have England stopped producing great goalkeepers? How come the football of yesteryear was more physical, yet the footballer of today is more injury-prone? Drawing on both his knowledge and love of the game, this is Jimmy at his fascinating, witty and humorous best.
The Horses Of St Marks
By Charles Freeman
In July 1798, a triumphant procession made its way through the streets of Paris. Echoing the parades of Roman emperors many years before, Napoleon Bonaparte was proudly displaying the spoils of his recent military adventures. There were animals - caged lions and dromedaries - as well as tropical plants such as banana and coconut trees. And among the works of art on show, one stood out: four horses of gilded metal, taken by Napoleon from their home in Venice. The Horses of St Mark's are among art's finest creations - and certainly one with a story like no other. For these are statues that have found themselves at the heart of European history time and time again: in Constantinople, at both its founding and sacking in the Fourth Crusade; in Venice, at both the height of its greatness and fall in 1797; in the Paris of Napoleon, and the revolutions of 1848; and back in Venice, the most romantic city in the world. Charles Freeman's remarkable new book is a fascinating account of both the statues and the societies through which they been displayed.As European society has developed from antiquity to the present day, so these four horses have stood and watched impassively. This is the story of their - and our - times.
By Sarah Mason
Clemmie Colshannon's life appears to be on a fast track to nowhere - having lost her job and her boyfriend on the same day, she's retreated to the bosom of her family in Cornwall to recover.Fortunately, life chez Colshannon is never dull. Her mother has taken over the amateur dramatics society and is busy roping the locals into a production of Calamity Jane; brother Barney is going to extreme lengths to impress a girl; and sister Holly, who is a reporter on the Bristol Gazette, needs help with a story. Fellow journalist Emma McKellan, who writes the social diary, has gone missing days before she was due to be married. As Holly and Clemmie search for clues as to her whereabouts in an attempt to reunite her with her fiance, it's not long before the drama turns into a crisis and the whole family is forced to flee to the south of France with an ex-convict hot on their heels ...Wonderful characters, sparkling dialogue and a fabulously funny story make Sarah Mason's third novel unmissable.
By Willard Gaylin
We all get angry at the built-in frustrations and humiliations of everyday life. But few of us ever experience the intense and perverse hatred that inspires acts of malignant violence such as suicide bombings or ethnic massacres. In Hatred , Dr.Willard Gaylin, one of America's most respected psychiatrists, describes how raw personal passions are transformed into acts of violence and cultures of hatred. Such hatred goes beyond mere emotion. Hatred, Gaylin explains, is a psychological disorder,a form of quasi-delusional thinking. It requires forming "a passionate attachment," an obsessive involvement with the scapegoat population. It is designed to allow the angry and frustrated individual to disavow responsibility for his own failures and misery by directing it towards a convenient victim. Gaylin dissects the mechanisms by which cynical political and religious leaders manipulate frustrated and deprived people, leading to the acts of mass terror that threaten us all. Step-by-step, he leads us into an understanding of the psychological pathway to acts of terrorism,an understanding that is an essential to survival in a world of hatred. Hatred is a masterwork in Willard Gaylin's life-long study of human emotions. Writing for the educated lay audience in the eloquent, accessible language of his bestsellers Feelings and Rediscovering Love , he takes us to the very roots of hatred.