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We have personal development and self-help books for men and women. Our books can help you deal with mental health issues including anxiety and depression and we also have a selection of anger management books.

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Self-help & Personal Development Books

  • Diet for the Mind

    Martha Clare Morris

    Product Code: DFTM
    Paperback
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    The MIND diet is packed with food that is good for you and this book is packed full of recipes that could cut your risk of dementia and cognitive decline by as much as 53%.

    This book reveals the groundbreaking nutritional science behind the MIND diet and the recipes make use of whole grains, leafy greens, lean proteins, beans and veg.

    This book also has vital information about vitamins, dietary fats, alcohol and caffeine and will help you on the way to weight loss and vitality.
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  • Look What You Made Me Do

    Helen Walmsley-Johnson

    Product Code: LWYM
    Hardback
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    After listening to The Archers and hearing the story about Helen Tichener being emotionally abused by her husband, Helen Walmsley-Johnson found some of the plot elements disturbingly familiar. This is her story about how she wound up - and escaped - two relationships full of coercive control.

    Helen's first husband controlled all aspects of her life, from who she saw to how much money was in her bank account. He alienated her from friends, family and even their three daughters. He eventually threw her out, leaving Helen no chance but to painfully rebuild her life.

    In her early 40s, Helen met Franc - who at first seemed kind, charming and considerate but soon also started telling her what to wear, eat and even to think.

    This candid and gripping memoir explains how she ended up being trapped by two smiling abusers and has been written to help other women in similar situations have the courage to walk away. It will help you recognise, understand and survive this sinister form of abuse.
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  • The Happiness Journal

    Anna Barnes

    Product Code: CBQQS
    Paperback
    Happiness is a journey, and even the best explorers sometimes need a guide along the way Filled with uplifting quotes, positive statements and helpful tips and exercises, this journal encourages you to record and reflect upon your most joyful moments and experiences. Guiding you through all aspects of your life, this book will help you to discover true happiness every day.
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  • Anxiety: Practical About Panic

    Joshua Fletcher

    Product Code: CBYRY
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    Do you suffer from anxiety and panic? So did Joshua Fletcher, the author of the self-published bestseller ANXIETY: PANICKING ABOUT PANIC - but he treated his own condition successfully, went back to school, became a counsellor and emerged as one of the country's leading experts. ANXIETY: PRACTICAL ABOUT PANIC is a complete, easy to read and hugely practical book about anxiety from someone who knows how to recover and live your life to the full - and will show you how. Concentrating on the actions that you can take to alleviate and overcome your worries, this book is all about you and what you need to do to improve your life.
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  • The Jog on Journal

    Bella Mackie

    Product Code: CBPYU
    Paperback
    The essential companion to the Sunday Times bestselling Jog On - a funny, practical guide to managing your mental health through exercise. Bella Mackie isn't your average coach - she's much swearier, and she's never going to give you a nutrition plan or join you on a marathon. But through her inspiring personal story and realistic approach she's already inspired thousands of men and women to manage their mental health through exercise. In this journal, Bella takes you on a journey from the sofa to the open road, helping you to: * Gain a new awareness of mental health problems such as anxiety and depression * Cope with side effects such as panic attacks and intrusive thoughts * Learn and memorise calming strategies such as breathing exercises * Build a checklist of everything you need to start running * Develop a regular running schedule, with realistic targets * Use exercise to gain confidence and manage mental health problems Packed with insights from athletes and psychologists and step-by-step achievable goals, The Jog On Journal has everything you need to get you up and running.
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  • It's a State of Mind

    James Boardman

    Product Code: CBRTB
    Paperback
    This book is specifically for men who are struggling in life right now. The overwhelming chaos of life is almost unbearable, and amongst it all you're neglecting yourself. Many men wake up one day and wonder how their life has turned into a disaster zone, full of responsibilities and obligations, and no time to truly have fun and be themselves. How much longer are you going to keep waking up to "Groundhog Day", keep telling yourself your do something about it Monday? This book helps you see why your life has gone off the rails and how to reclaim a brighter future. Discover how to: audit your lifeunderstand the cause of your unhappinessprioritise and structure your day to day routine to improve your wellbeinguse regular small short-term goals to make big changes in your life
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  • Disrupt Yourself

    Whitney Johnson

    Product Code: CBRSB
    Hardback
    Every career, and every life, includes necessary pivots brought on by unexpected disruptions to our best-laid plans. Using the learning curve model, we can learn to embrace these pivots and use them to advance along our personal S-curve and grow in our careers and lives. Learning S-curve a simple framework for understanding. Advice is presented in accessible, friendly manner. New introduction for refreshed edition. Applies concepts of disruptive innovation to your personal and professional life. Audience: Broad audience of consumers of managing yourself content, younger audience making its way early in their career in volatile talent marketplace.
  • 100 Things Millionaires Do

    Nigel Cumberland

    Product Code: CBRPM
    Paperback
    Following the success of the international bestseller, 100 THINGS SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE DO, Nigel Cumberland turns his attention to wealth. 100 THINGS MILLIONAIRES DO distills all the wisdom and knowledge of a lifetime of starting and selling businesses and coaching hundreds of wealthy leaders into 100 short chapters of advice on building and retaining sustainable wealth. This is not a get rich quick book. Instead, Nigel explores the habits, tools, techniques and mentality of self-made millionaires and shows you how to begin your own journey to a wealthy future. Mixing simple instructions with activities to get you started, you will find mindsets, habits, and techniques here that will help you get the results you want. 100 THINGS MILLIONAIRES DO is packed with great ideas for creating long-term wealth and success for yourself and those you care about. You will discover the habits that are common to wealthy people and find out how to use them in your own life. Every chapter features a new idea that will help you get closer to your goals. Mixing simple descriptions with activities and exercises, you will learn the optimal mindset and habits you need to succeed. Praise for 100 THINGS SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE DO 'Inside these pages you'll find a powerful reminder of the many ways you can make your life - and other people's lives - more successful. It will help you identify what success means to you and give you the building blocks for making that success a reality. This is your chance to overcome whatever obstacles are stopping you. Read it, act on it and experience the difference' Marshall Goldsmith Ph.D., bestselling author of TRIGGERS
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  • Finding Meaning

    David Kessler

    Product Code: CBRCG
    Paperback
    David Kessler - the world's foremost expert on grief and the coauthor with Elisabeth Kubler-Ross of the iconic On Grief and Grieving - journeys beyond the classic five stages to discover a sixth stage: meaning. David has spent decades teaching about end of life, trauma and grief. And yet his life was upended by the sudden death of his twenty-one-year-old son. How does the grief expert handle such a devastating loss? In Finding Meaning, Kessler shares his hard-earned wisdom and offers a roadmap to remembering those who have died with more love than pain, how to move forward in a way that honours our loved ones and ultimately transform grief into a more peaceful and hopeful experience. An inspiring, deeply intelligent must-read for anyone struggling to figure out how to live after loss.
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  • Mindful Mamma

    Sophie Fletcher

    Product Code: CBRBV
    Paperback
    Mindful Mamma is a reassuring and practical guide to help you to navigate the life-changing first year of motherhood. You'll learn quick and easy mindfulness and hypnosis techniques alongside mp3 downloads to create moments of calm wherever you need it - even at 4am with a restless baby! As well as this, you'll discover how to use these powerful tools to help with specific challenges along the way, such as fatigue, anxiety around breastfeeding, relationships, and the end of maternity leave. Whether this is your first or fourth baby, Mindful Mamma is an essential toolkit for every mum to feel confident and calm, and ready to manage the physical, emotional and joyful chaos that comes.
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  • Almost Everything

    Anne Lamott

    Product Code: CBRAZ
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    Despair and uncertainty surround us: in the news, in our families, and in ourselves. But even when life is at its bleakest, Anne Lamott shows how we can rediscover the hope and wisdom that are buried within us and that can make life sweeter than we ever imagined. Divided into short chapters that explore life's essential truths, Almost Everything pinpoints these moments of insight and, with warmth and humour, offers a path forward.
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  • Get Over It!

    Iyanla Vanzant

    Product Code: CBQCF
    Paperback
    Today - as repeated attempts to 'fix ourselves and our lives' fail - many of us face unprecedented fears about the future, struggle with unspeakable life tragedies, and sink under the belief that certain lives do not matter in our society. Others confront our epidemic of anxiety with fierce resistance, or 'the fight to be right', criticizing anyone and everyone just to end up stuck. In the face of such pervasive human suffering, New York Times best-selling author and legendary life coach Iyanla Vanzant challenges us: What if it's not them - what if it's you? What if you need to 'get over it' - and get over yourself? Because no matter how much we would like to blame people and circumstances beyond our control, the truth is staggeringly simple: anything and everything we experience is a function of what and how we think. In Get Over It! Iyanla offers a unique spiritual technology called 'thought therapy', a process that harnesses proven spiritual tools with the science of neuroplasticity. The 42 prayers and affirmations, and complementary energy-clearing tools at the heart of the thought therapy process are designed to neutralize and eliminate the unconscious, unproductive, soul-destroying dominant negative thought patterns (DNTPs) and discordant emotional energies, allowing you to get to the root cause of your personal suffering, and make life-affirming choices. If you're ready to break free of your ego's resistance and willing to face yourself, willing to change, and willing to heal and grow - then now's the time to Get Over It!
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  • CRYSTAL365

    Heather Askinosie

    Product Code: CBQCE
    Hardback
    Transform and energize your everyday life with this essential guide for 52 crystals to be used 365 days of the year. In this book, crystal healing experts Heather Askinosie and Timmi Jandro provide an abundance of key information, including each crystal's history and lore, origin and intention, as well as a simple three- to six-step action plan for easy activation. Also included are crystal combinations for intentions such as love, wealth, creativity, happiness and more. Whether you are an avid crystal fan or just appreciate their aesthetic beauty, Crystal365 will help you incorporate crystals into your daily life in a more meaningful and conscious way, with action plans that can be personalized to your own lifestyle goals.
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  • The Moves that Matter

    Jonathan Rowson

    Product Code: CBPWR
    Hardback
    Refined and perfected throughout human history, chess has long been a touchstone for shrewd tacticians and master strategists. But enfolded within this ancient game can be found a singularly resonant metaphor for the challenges, thrills and setbacks that fill our lives with meaning and complexity. Jonathan Rowson's competitive success as a Grandmaster and his work as a philosopher of public policy have given him a unique perspective on why the great game is more important than ever for understanding the conflicts and uncertainties of the modern world. In sixty-four witty and addictive vignettes, Rowson takes us on an exhilarating tour of the game of life, from the psychology of gang violence, to the aesthetics of cyborgs, the beauty of technical details, and the endgame of death. Chess emerges as a rich and endlessly evocative way of thinking about the desires that shape the world around us. The Moves That Matter celebrates the redeeming power of intense concentration, while offering a humane and compassionate account of our interdependence and need for community. Jonathan Rowson reveals, one move at a time, what it means to love, think or care deeply in the intricate game of life.
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  • Find Your Sparkle

    Meredith Gaston

    Product Code: CBOZS
    Hardback
    In her beautiful and enchanting new book Find Your Sparkle: Embracing the Magic of Life, Meredith Gaston's delightful words and pictures culminate in a bountiful, hand-illustrated love letter for our spirits. Page by page Meredith encourages us to explore, nurture and nourish our inner sparkle for happier, healthier and more magical living. Every single one of us can find ways to sparkle, and sparkling is indeed what we were born to do. Drawing inspiration from the limitless beauty and mystery of our natural world, Meredith encourages us to create joyous, rich and fulfilling lives that we can truly love. Meredith's integrative and practical approach to flourishing in daily life will uplift, soothe and encourage her readers. Be inspired by her thoughtful prose, whimsical watercolor illustrations, uplifting affirmations, meditations, plant-based recipes and so much more. We all understand life as a patchwork of light and dark. Meredith reveals the profound insights that challenges can awaken, and helps us to visualize the world as a place of love: full of healing, adventure, and wonderful possibilities to explore. Through cultivating blissful self-care practices and choosing to live mindfully we can all learn to color our lives with wonder, gratitude and peace, sensing the ever-present magic within and around us. By turns warmly encouraging and practical, Meredith's voice will inspire you to shine. It's time to find your sparkle, and embrace the magic of life.
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  • Are We There Yet?

    Emily Atack

    Product Code: CBJRZ
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    "In the underrated noughties film Crossroads, Britney Spears sang the immortal words 'I'm not a girl, not yet a woman'. Cheers Brit. I too find myself getting stuck somewhere between being an overdeveloped teenager and not quite being a fully functioning adult woman. I have no idea how to back-up my iCloud, I can't drive and I'm pretty bad at stopping men with exciting beards and unbuttoned vintage shirts from taking a big old walk all over me. In fact, not a girl, not yet a woman . . . it sums up my twenties perfectly." Emily Atack was flung to fame at just 17, as the girl-next-door character in The Inbetweeners. Almost ten years later, she won over the nation on I'm a Celebrity Get Me out of Here with her cracking impersonations, epic bravery in the Bushtucker trials and general positivity. Now, in her first book, Emily digs deep and reveals the hilarious highs and the heart-breaking lows that rocked the years between. With astonishing courage and her trade-mark humour, she shares stories about her family, first dates (and bad dates), first loves, moments where she's hit rock bottom and how she finally came to realise that it was all going to be okay. Are We There Yet? is a warm, honest, FUNNY book for women of any age who have ever felt they needed to look a certain way or felt uncomfortable in their own skin. It's about life, love, everything grubby and glamorous in between, and ultimately realising that you're good enough. (Also she bought a laptop specifically to write this book so you better believe it's getting down and dirty :D)
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  • Dare to Be You

    Marianne Schnall

    Product Code: CBJRQ
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    A collection of eye-opening and inspirational wisdom for girls from some of today's most influential women, offering insights on being true to yourself, finding your voice, overcoming obstacles, and making a difference in the world. Today, it is more important than ever that girls have the courage to be themselves. But societal pressures continue to push girls to conform-to look, think, and act a certain way despite their individuality. From her most thought-provoking interviews with such influential role models as Gloria Steinem, Maya Angelou, Amy Poehler, Kerry Washington, Sheryl Sandberg, Luvvie Ajayi, Arianna Huffington, Brittany Packnett, Natalie Portman, Stacey Abrams, and more, award-winning journalist Marianne Schnall brings together the most inspiring, captivating, and rousing quotes to shed light on the many ways girls can empower themselves. Representing a diverse group of women's voices-from actresses, comedians, and musicians, to business leaders, elected officials, activists, and Nobel laureates-these words speak to a wide array of issues that young women are facing every day. Dare to Be You is both rallying and uplifting, and is a valuable resource that conveys a timely and important message: When girls dare to be themselves-when they are fearless leaders, speak their truth, and believe in their dreams-they can truly change the world.
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  • What the F*@# Should I Do with My Life?

    Zach Golden

    Product Code: CAYVS
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    If you've tried and failed to find your purpose in life, you're going to need expert help. From the author of What the F*** Should I Make For Dinner?, this laugh-out-loud career guide will set you straight. The quick-flipping guide to 50 different careers will include: - A brief career quiz, much like the ones you take in high school, that helps readers figure out where to start - Background on each career - Tips on how to breaking into the industry - Who should pursue it, who should avoid it - (Fake) testimonials and success stories from select careers What the F*** Should I Do With My Life? is less of a self-help book and more of a forcefully-tell-you-what-to-do book, because if you were so great at helping yourself, you'd be the one writing the book.
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  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Slay Like a Girl

    Micol Ostow

    Product Code: CAYON
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    Who better than Buffy and co. to teach us how to slay our personal demons? Buffy and her fellow babes -Willow, Cordelia, Anya and more -- have much to offer in terms of savvy insights, observations and life lessons. Slay Like a Girl looks at female paradigms as presented in Buffy and so much more. Chapters include: Teacher's Pet: On school, learning, knowledge. Passion: On love, sex, and romance in the Buffyverse. "Men are monsters" and other myths. Lies My Parents Told Me: On family - blood and found. What's My Line?: Work, professionalism and the work-life balance. Beauty and the Beast: Fashion, fitness and looking and feeling your best - by yourself, for yourself. (Smash the patriarchy - and the male gaze!) Bad Girls: On authority, agency, feminist power, and rebellion in the Buffyverse. Also featuring photos from the show, favourite quotes, a "Which Badass Babe Are You?" quiz, and fresh input from modern Ladies Who Slay, Slay Like a Girl will be an indispensable handbook for fans, feminists and all other fierce folk.
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  • Lead Successful Projects

    Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez

    Product Code: BZSAE
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    Are you struggling to juggle multiple projects? Do you often lose control of your budget? Does communicating your progress to the rest of your team cause you undue stress? Project management is an essential skill for anyone who needs to get things done in any organisation, and is absolutely critical for anyone leading strategic change. In Lead Successful Projects, the Penguin Business Expert guide, Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez introduces a simplified but strategic approach to project management developed over the last 20 years coaching executives, managers and MBAs. Learn how to break down your project into manageable elements, define smart goals and meet them in this concise and practical guide to project success.
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  • Super Attractor Journal

    Gabrielle Bernstein

    Product Code: BZRPY
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    After the huge success of Gabrielle Bernstein's The Universe Has Your Back Journal, Gabby's fans are asking for more ways to put her teachings into practice. The Super Attractor Journal gives readers the practical tools they need - including 8 interactive lessons - to practise the powerful techniques from the upcoming Super Attractor book and activate their own Super Attractor abilities through journalling. Using the journal, readers will deepen their connection to their inner spiritual force (their Super Attractor abilities), get into the flow of the Universe and feel empowered to manifest a life filled with purpose, happiness, abundance and peace. Gabby's inspiring mantras are complemented by Michaela Ezra's watercolours, offering readers a visual aid in their manifesting practice.
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  • The Poetry Pharmacy Returns

    William Sieghart

    Product Code: BZORG
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    The Poetry Pharmacy is one of the best-selling (and most giftable) poetry anthologies of recent decades. Now, after huge demand for more prescriptions from readers and 'patients' alike, William Sieghart is back. This time, tried-and-true classics from his in-person pharmacies are joined by readers' favourite poems and the new conditions most requested by the public - all accompanied by his trademark meditations (warm, witty and understanding, with just a twist of the challenging) on the 58 spiritual ailments he seeks to cure. From ageing bodies and existential crises to long-distance relationships and embracing your slovenliness, The Poetry Pharmacy Returns caters to all-new conditions while drilling further down into the universals: this time, the challenges of family life, and of living as a person among others, receive a much closer look. Perfect for the treasured friends, barely tolerated siblings, beloved aunts and revered grandparents in your life.
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  • How to Win at Yoga

    Marcus Veda

    Product Code: BZMMJ
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    Get in to the hardest poses and get out alive Five years ago your average yoga class contained a few down dogs, a standing tree and a cushion for meditation. Today, it is becoming increasingly clear that many wish to gain enlightenment through sticking their foot behind their head. Preferably in a handstand, ideally in the splits. And then post it on Instagram. Whether enlightenment is achievable through a one-armed handstand or not, crowded yoga studios are not the ideal places to start nailing risky moves, so this handy guide is here to demystify the big poses in full technicolour. Most importantly, you will learn how to take impressive pictures of your journey to enlightenment, so you can win at yoga, publicly. From sunset splits to backbends in Bali, packed with drills for strength and flexibility and tips for costume and hair, How to Win at Yoga makes those apparently impossible yoga poses possible, and look great on the 'gram.
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  • Unwind Your Mind

    WhispersRed

    Product Code: BZLCQ
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    Massage your mind and discover calm with the quiet power of ASMR The online phenomenon taking over the world, ASMR or Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response is a form of sound healing often described as `brain tingles'. With psychological benefits similar to mindfulness and meditation, it can make you feel sleepy, relaxed and totally present in the moment. Unwind Your Mind reveals how you too can use its quiet power to find calm in a busy world. In this practical guide ASMRtist Emma WhispersRed takes you through the three stages of ASMR awareness; how to connect with objects, notice their sounds and use them to empty your mind. Through her simple daily practices you will discover the sounds and patterns that unlock its powerful effects. Unwind Your Mind is a must have for ASMR fans, beginners and those searching for deep, joyful and meditative ways to relax.
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Whether you’re looking to become happier, healthier, more productive, more resilient, or end bad habits, you’ll find the perfect self-help and personal development book for you in our wide and varied range.

Embrace life to the fullest

You’ll find a variety of wonderful self-help books that teach invaluable happiness habits, such as gratitude, mindfulness and positive thinking. Change your life for the better each and every day and discover an invigorating and joyful lifestyle.

Conquer bad habits and transform your life

In these self-help and personal development books, discover life-changing ways to overcome bad habits such as over-eating, alcohol and smoking, and revitalise your life. Become productive, enjoy success, and reap rewards from a renewed mind-set through these encouraging and inspirational self-help books.

Enjoy a peaceful, rich and rewarding way to live

These motivational books can help you to overcome anxiety, low mood, anger and low self-esteem and discover the joy of a positive outlook and a decluttered mind. Become resilient, find joy in the small things, be inspired by incredible individuals, and transform your life for the better.

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