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In this easy-to-follow book, Dr Keith Souter explains the various types and the many possible causes of back pain and offers practical and holistic advice to help you deal with it. With many years experience as a GP, medical acupuncturist and homoeopathic specialist he looks at lifestyle changes, dietary manipulation and supplements, as well as covering DIY complementary therapies that help one to deal with and reduce back pain. In 50 Things You Can Do Today To Manage Back Pain, you can find out 50 things you can do today including: choose beneficial foods and supplements; discover natural anti-inflammatory herbs and spices; develop strategies to reduce pain; try out exercises that help; and find helpful organisations and products.
Patrick MacManaway's Energy Dowsing for Health offers a practical introduction to an ancient art which uses simple tools such as pendulums, together with finely-tuned intuition, to provide guidance in daily life. It includes working with earth energies, geopathic stress, place memory, chi paths, dragons and auras. Step-by-step dowsing sequences include assessing food vitality and choosing vitamins, flower essences and other remedies to treat illness and improve health. How to use dowsing to reduce allergic response, find a suitable diet, and to heal yourself and others, all with practice exercises to sharpen your skills. This work also shows how to apply dowsing at home, in the workplace, in the garden, in the landscape and in your community. Beautifully designed and extensively illustrated with more than 180 photographs, this fascinating book explains the many different aspects of dowsing, from healing ourselves and others, to finding and re-patterning 'blocked' energy paths. It both complements and enhances other natural therapies and can even be used to diagnose and treat specific problems, such as allergies, deficiencies and spinal misalignments.
Mark Evans's Book of Step-by-Step Massage and Aromatherapy shows the power of massage, aromatherapy, shiatsu and reflexology for health and wellbeing. With over 200 colour photographs, it is a clear and comprehensive guide to the most popular touch therapies of massage, aromatherapy, shiatsu and reflexology. You can learn how to treat common ailments with Eastern and Western therapies, which stimulate and release healing energies. Massage is a source of relief and relaxation. The massage techniques included in this book aim to relieve tension through physical pressure on the muscles, as well as improve the nervous and circulatory system. Massage is often, but not always, combined with aromatherapy. You can learn about the benefits of aromatherapy as well as how to use perfumed oils that allow direct communication with the emotions and act therapeutically to help relieve physical problems such as stomach upsets, headaches and other common ailments.
4,000 miles of unpredictable ocean, 500 Mars bars, 124 days of physical exertion and three Guinness World Records set one incredible journey. On 1 April 2009, twenty-three-year-old Sarah Outen embarked on an ambitious solo voyage across the Indian Ocean in her rowing boat, Dippers. Powered by the grief of the sudden loss of her father and the determination to live life to the full, Sarah and her tiny boat successfully negotiated wild ocean storms, unexpected encounters with whales and the continuous threat of being capsized by passing container ships. Along the way she broke two oars and lost 20 kg of bodyweight before arriving in Mauritius. She became the first woman and the youngest person to row solo across the Indian Ocean. Life-affirming, funny and poignant, Sarah's salty tale of courage and endurance in A Dip in the Ocean will inspire the taste of adventure in everyone.
We all experience some degree of stress and anxiety in our day-to-day lives, and this book provides a wide range of treatments and techniques to soothe, tone and relax the body. Special routines for specific problems are included, from headaches to indigestion, as well as a host of pampering treats. Francesca Rinaldi's Whole Body Massage features traditional and new influences from East and West, including deep tissue massage, aromatherapy, reflexology, acupressure and Indian head massage. There are massage sequences for people of all ages, from babies to the elderly. Also included are routines for self-massage, quick-fix instant massages, and sensual massage for partners. Packed with hundreds of colour photographs, this excellent book is the perfect guide for everyone wishing to develop their massage skills.
Take one headstrong dog and a feisty young woman, and send them off on a walk for the equivalent distance of London to Delhi. Tess the dog flirts outrageously with good-looking farmers and charms unsuspecting toddlers into parting with their ice creams as her apologetic owner follows. From sleepy fishing villages to urban streets, spotting avocets and flamingos along the way, Spud slows life down for a year and experiences the coastline of Britain with its eccentric mix of innovation and tradition as she walks an impressive 4,500 miles to raise money for charity. Spud Talbot-Ponsonby's Two Feet, Four Paws is the heart-warming tale of one dog and her woman, who face the daily physical and mental challenges with a sense of humour and more determination with each mile.
Anna Nicholas's Donkeys on my Doorstep tells how the dream is near completion. Anna is loosening the reins on her London PR company to spend more time in Mallorca with her family, cattery, chickens and goats, and insists their menagerie will only be complete with not one donkey, but two. She attempts almond harvesting in the countryside amid summertime ant and wasp infestations in the finca, and attends a traditional wedding and the spectacular Sant Juan horse festival in Menorca. Meanwhile, she befriends an elderly poet whose love letters to his fiance during the Spanish Civil War waft into her field, unveiling a poignant story of bravery and sacrifice. Brimming with humorous and loveable characters, "Donkeys on my Doorstep" is a charming take on the simple and rewarding life of rural Mallorca. It reviews and features in living overseas, Spanish and ex-pat press, women's magazines and national and regional newspapers. Anna Nicholas will be speaking at the Oxford Literary Festival in April (sponsored by "The Sunday Times").
'Looks like not many tourists visit St Pierre et Miquelon,' I mutter excitedly to Pip. 'That is why this trip is going to be so brilliant.' He looks at me questioningly. I am distracted by Gabriel's unusually pallid face. 'Oh my God, he's going to be sick.' Rosie set out on a tour of the French Overseas Departments and Territories (the 'Dom- Toms') with her husband and four young children, partly to make a documentary series but also to show the children it is possible to survive fourteen weeks without Hannah Montana. From Martinique to Reunion, crossing five continents, they eat stewed iguana, 400 croissants and - since the budget is small - copious amounts of Campbell's soup. Candid, darkly humorous and slightly mad, cut with a dash of French history, this memoir, Bonnes Vacances, offers insights, amusement and hope for anyone who has ever travelled en famille.
Disappointed to learn that Hotel California isn't actually in the phone book, radio producers Chris Price and Joe Harland resolve to seek out the true spirit of rock and roll America. Roof down and stereo up, they drive coast to coast on a mission to 'live the music'. They will sell their souls to the devil on the same crossroads as Robert Johnson, taste the loneliness of the 'Wichita Lineman' (and the fried peanut butter sandwich that finished off the King), hang out with the spirit of Johnny Cash in his own front room and, sitting on a jetty by an alligator-infested lake, sing 'Happy Birthday' to country-rock musician Gram Parsons. But first they must learn the ukulele, grow preposterous facial hair and fail to get into the Chateau Marmont with a rising popstar - and that's just day one. Live Fast, Die Young a tale of friendship tested to the limit, great melodies, perfect lyrics and noble myths.
What is psychology? When did it begin? Where did it come from? How does psychology compare with related subjects such as psychiatry and psychotherapy? To what extent is it scientific? Nigel Benson's Introducing Psychology answers all these questions and more, explaining what the subject has been in the past and what it is now. The main schools of thought and the sections within psychology are described, including Introspection, Biopsychology, Psychoanalysis, Behaviourism, Comparative (Animal) Psychology, Cognitive Approaches (including the Gestalt movement), Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Humanism. The key figures covered include: Freud, Pavlov, Skinner, Bandura, Piaget, Bowlby, Maslow and Rogers, as well as many lesser-known but important psychologists.
Having battled and succumbed to the manana pace of rural Mallorca, spring sees Peter Kerr and his family relaxing into a supposedly simpler way of life, growing oranges on their little farm, Ca's Mayoral. However, even after the trials, tribulations and triumphs of their initiation, Spain has not yet finished with them. Embarrassing subtleties of the language, brushes with the local police, the unfortunate outcome of a drinking session; surprises are aplenty to test the resolve, stamina and, perhaps more importantly, the sense of humour of this venturesome emigre family. Their eccentric and colourful new friends are always on hand to help out - for better or worse - and add spice to this account of tranquilo life in Manana, Manana.
The Kerr family say goodbye to their orange farm in Mallorca, and put it up for sale after three years of hard work. The Mallorcan experience comes to an end with a farewell fiesta for neighbours and friends, full of comic shenanigans but tinged with sadness. But now begins the return-to-Scotland adventure, and what a cultural shock is in store. Welcomed back by family, the Kerrs make plans to start a deer farm on a remote hillside, the beginning of a period of challenges and change, of buying and restoring houses in the lovely Scottish countryside. Meanwhile, Peter explores Scotland with fresh eyes, visiting such places as the 'Biarritz of the North' where Robert Louis Stevenson used to holiday, and giving us an insider's view of the world-famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Peter Kerr's From Paella to Porridge confirms there's never a dull moment in the Kerr household!