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Out of the Woods: A Journey Through Depression and Anxiety

By Brent Williams

This beautiful book, illustrated by Krokut Oztekin, is designed to help people understand depression and anxiety. It tells the author’s story entirely through 700 beautifully painted watercolours. The graphic memoir format blends Williams’ compelling personal experience with the latest medical research, giving a sympathetic description of major depression – and crucially, how to emerge from it. Out of the Woods doesn’t pretend that there’s a quick way out of mental illness, instead it encourages people to make small steps towards slowly building their own lasting recoveries. It was described by reviewer Dr. Ben Beaglehole as “a journey of hope that could provide an invaluable lifeline to those experiencing depression and those at a loss to understand what their loved ones are going through.”


Now is Your Chance: A 30-Day Guide to Living Your Happiest Life Using Positive Psychology

By Niyc Pidgeon

Happiness is surely the ultimate goal for all of us, but often it can feel like a destination that’s completely unreachable. In this book, Niyc Pidgeon offers her professional advice for finally feeling lasting joy. Grounded in Pidgeon’s training as a Positive Psychologist, and her many years of coaching experience, Now Is Your Chance offers an easy-to-follow guide to creating powerful and meaningful change in your life. Inspiring, motivating, and practical, the 30-day programme shows you how to stop chasing and start creating a life filled with authentic and lasting joy, using solutions that can only be found by changing the way you look at your life.


On Being Nice

By The School of Life

There are many books that aim to assist readers in becoming richer, more successful or thinner; however, this book wants to help readers be nicer: that is, less irritable, more patient, readier to listen, warmer, and less prickly. Niceness may not have the immediate allure of money or fame, but it is a hugely important quality and one that many neglect. This is a guidebook to the uncharted landscape of niceness, gently leading readers around the key themes of this forgotten quality. You can learn how to be charitable, how to forgive, how to be natural, and how to reassure. More than that, On Being Nice explains that niceness is actually compatible with strength and is not an indicator of naivety. Niceness deserves to be rediscovered.


The Power of Attention

By Sarah McLean

Internationally recognised expert in mediation Sarah McLean says that what you direct your attention towards, you enliven, nourish and encourage to thrive. However, according to McLean, we often give that precious attention to the wrong things, because we live in a culture of competing interests and distractions. McLean argues that unless we regain control of where we direct our attention, the aspects of life we most want to flourish will suffer. She teaches readers how to reclaim this power, offering practical ways such as the practise of mediation and mindfulness. It’s an inspiring way to learn how direct energy towards the aspects of your life you want to thrive in.


Happy Body, Happy You

By Karen Jones
We are well aware that becoming truly healthy and fit, we need to follow a structured routine, like an athlete. In Karen Jones’ debut book Happy You Happy Body, she tells the story of her own journey of overcoming post-natal depression, losing four stones, running a marathon, and even competing in her first bikini competition at the age of 47, all without using a gym. Now a personal trainer, yoga teacher and public speaker, Jones takes readers through her step-by-step guide for better health, whilst exploring how emotions, nutrition and exercise all work together to create the happiest you (www.happyyouhappybody.co.uk).


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