Breaking Mum and Dad: The Insider’s Guide to Parenting Anxiety
By Anna Williamson
This helpful, often humorous, and always honest guide, offers advice to help all new parents cope with anxiety, stress and low mood during those overwhelming fledgling parenting days. Anna Williamson is a television presenter, radio broadcaster, life coach, counsellor, Master NLP practitioner and author of the bestselling book Breaking Mad. More than one in ten new parents experience post-natal depression and anxiety, and Williamson’s work is informed by her own story of the traumatic birth of her son and subsequent post-natal anxiety. Her mission is to uncover the real thoughts, feelings and behaviours that many experience in the first months of becoming a parent. It’s like having a therapist in your pocket, meaning you don’t have to face one of life’s most momentous experiences alone, or fear being judged for the weird, irrational thoughts that can plague your mind.
The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time
By Arianna Huffington
We are in the midst of a sleep deprivation crisis, writes Arianna Huffington, the co-founder and editor in chief of The Huffington Post. And this has profound consequences – on our health, our job performance, our relationships and our happiness. What is needed, Huffington boldly asserts, is nothing short of a sleep revolution. Only by renewing our relationship with sleep can we take back control of our lives. Huffington’s book is a sweeping, scientifically rigorous, and deeply personal exploration of sleep from all angles, from the history of sleep and the role of dreams in our lives to the consequences of sleep deprivation and the new golden age of sleep science. Research reveals the vital role sleep plays in our every waking moment and with every aspect of our health – from weight gain, diabetes, and heart disease to cancer and Alzheimer’s.
Cosmic Messengers: The Universal Secrets to Unlocking Your Purpose and Becoming Your Own Life Guide
By Elizabeth Peru
The new book by cosmic guide and spiritual teacher Elizabeth Peru is for those people who are waking up to spirituality, or who have woken up and are looking for direction to help them live their life purpose. Peru provides a practical map to understanding the role of cosmic energy in accelerating our life purpose. The reader is prompted to remember why they are here, what they are good at, and how they can fulfil their purpose, all with an energetic momentum. For Peru, becoming “cosmically aware” means one can develop a deeper appreciation of one’s place in the universe and reason for being.
Great Jobs for Everyone 50+: Finding Work That Keeps You Happy and Healthy…and Pays the Bills
by Kerry Hannon
Many people consider a fresh start or think about the next stage of their career when they reach midlife. Great Jobs for Everyone 50+ gives anyone in the over 50 age bracket the inside track to all of the opportunities that might suit their experience and expertise. “While working longer is better for employees, it turns out it‘s also better for employers,” says author Kerry Hannon. “Workers aged 50 and older are more loyal, less likely to job jump and are reliable and dependable.” Hannon provides tips in areas such as revamping a résumé, networking, interviewing like a pro, building a social media platform to stand out in a crowd, and much more. “Is there work that’s really great? You bet,” says Hannon. “But what constitutes greatness is up to you to interpret and define in context to your own life.”
The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact
By Chip Heath and Dan Heath
This book delves into some fascinating mysteries of experience: Why we tend to remember the best or worst moment of an experience, as well as the last moment, and forget the rest. Why “we feel most comfortable when things are certain, but we feel most alive when they’re not.” And why our most cherished memories are clustered into a brief period during our youth. The Heath brothers break down what makes experiences memorable, and provide actionable tools for giving both moments and achievements extra emotional heft. It’s ultimately a sociology/pop business book, but it has applications across all areas of life.
Reset your Gut: Restore your digestive health and lose weight with over 75 delicious recipes
By Robyn Youkilis
Nutritionist Robyn Youkilis rallies against the crash cleanse fad with a book aiming to help you become your healthiest self. If your digestive system isn’t functioning properly, you can gain weight and suffer from fatigue, insomnia, bloating, indigestion and IBS. Restore your Gut focuses on cultivating gut health to provide a sustainable way to stay well – and to stay slim. The book’s tone is never didactic; instead, it’s like getting advice from a close friend. The plan is simple, straightforward, focused, and fun, with 100 recipes that are good for your gut, and create a total body reset. For breakfast, a Kefir Papaya Smoothie and Blueberry Chia Muffins; lunch options include Cucumber Noodle Salad and Turmeric Carrot Soup, and dinner features Lamb Tagine and Kale Spanakopita.