Self-help & Personal Development Books

  • YOLM
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    Live in a more mindful way throughout 2019 by following the tips and advice in Anna Black's write-in book.

    It's packed with ideas for weekly meditations, activities and practices and has workbook pages to fill in to help you on your way to a more content and fulfilled life.

    There is an emphasis on progressing at your own pace and building up emotional resilience in a similar way to how we improve our physical fitness. This interactive book also has tips on handling difficult emotions and responding to experiences in ways that make you feel more comfortable.
  • The Memory Activity Book - Hardback - 9780241301982
    TMAB
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    The Memory Activity Book is packed with practical projects that can help you, your friends and family combat memory loss. It has been specially written and compiled for people who have dementia and their carers.

    Including physical activities, crafts and puzzles, the brain-stimulating projects have clear and visual instructions and come with examples of how to perform each activity (with suggestions for adapting them for different stages of dementia). Each activity is spread across two pages: one that a person with dementia or memory loss can complete; and another for relatives, friends and carers to help them with.

    This is a stimulating and resourceful book for people with memory loss issues.
  • PRMD
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    Whether you're new to meditation or looking to enhance your existing practice, Giovanni Dienstmann's Practical Meditation can help improve your concentration and stress levels while finding mindfulness.

    It offers step-by-step instructions for how long you should hold a pose and meditate for and covers various mediations including Tai Chi. It has a variety of 'mini-meditations' for you to try so you can sample different styles and discover which one works best for you.
  • DCLT
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    Create, maintain and achieve a tidy home by following the decluttering advice in Debora Robertson's Declutter - a book praised by Nigella Lawson AND Jack Monroe.

    Debora shares her essential tips with enthusiasm, energy, honesty and humour and helps you tackle everything from cluttered kitchens to crowded cupboards. She also gives valuable time-saving advice.

    This book also contains 10 de-cluttering commandments that will help you overcome a fear of change.
  • SUSC
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    Broadcaster, comedian and Strictly favourite Susan Calman explains the importance of happiness in this uplifting book.

    This book has one clear aim: to persuade people to be kinder and spread more joy. Susan has taken stock of the exhausting and divisive nature of the nation and wants people to spread more love.

    Calling it a Calmanifesto of Happiness, this book will inspire you to bring back joy and kindness to your community.
  • PRAV
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    Ayurveda (translated as life-knowledge) is an Indian well-being practice that will help you find renewed energy, relief from stress and better and longer sleep.

    This book will help you find out your Ayurvedic body type and then adjust your diet and exercises to suit it. Perfect for energising you, there are yoga poses to try alongside many more meditation and positive thinking exercises.

    Whether you're adopting this ancient lifestyle practice of self-care yourself, through yoga practice, or as an alternative therapy, this book will help you apply its wisdom to many aspects of your life.
  • CHYL
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    Written by two doctors who specialise in health and psychology, Change Your Life One Day at a Time is the ultimate manual for living a long, healthy and happy life.

    Providing a year's worth of wisdom to nourish your body, mind, and spirit, this book features important and practical advice, and it's all organised by the seasons of the year. Based on the latest medical research, there are accessible brain-training exercises, inspirational quotes and healthy recipes.

    You'll be encouraged to live by this book and bring the hints and tips into your daily routine. By making these simple changes, you'll be set on the way to living in a more holistic way.
  • HTSE
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    Aaron Gillies (who you'll know as @TechnicallyRon on Twitter) offers tips on coping with anxiety in this witty self-help guide.

    In a personal and amusing style, he explains what it feels like to have anxiety and how important it is to realise that you are not alone.

    He also gives advice on safeguarding against personal vulnerabilities and highlights the tools that can help including medication, therapy, CBT and other coping techniques.
  • BMA: What's Wrong With Me? - Paperback - 9780241287248 - DK
    WWWM
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    If you have an ailment or illness and want to identify it quickly while at home, this is the guide for you.

    It has an easy-to-follow, visual symptom checker that will help you recognise the symptoms of what might be wrong and what you should do.

    The head-to-toe visual diagnostic guides will also help you recognise situations that are urgent or potentially life-threatening.
  • How to Remember Everything - Hardback - 9781787472310 - Richard Wiseman
    HREM
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    Impress your friends, sharpen your mind and increase your retention skills with this handy book from experimental psychologist, Professor Richard Wiseman.

    This book is packed with powerful tricks of the memory trade and explanations of the science behind them. Richard gives tips on remembering names, faces, birthdays, meetings and telephone numbers.

    He also discusses the best ways of winning a pub quiz, remembering what to write on a shopping list and passing exams. Of course, he'll help you remember where you left your keys as well!
  • PAUS
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    In today's always switched-on world, it's easy to forget how beneficial a break away from everything can be to your health and mindset. Danielle Marchant's book is one that will help you press pause before life does it for you...

    With today's technology, we are never able to fully leave the office and fear of missing out means we're always rushing from one thing to the next. Pause is a book that encourages you to put yourself and your feelings first. It will help you learn to say no and embrace doing the things that make you feel good.

    It's packed with exercises that will ground you, help you breathe deeper and settle many worries and anxieties. By following these tips, you will be able to experience all the joys, pains and twists and turns of life the way they were intended.
  • DFTM
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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.
  • TBWS
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    This book has no claims to be fun or more interesting... In fact, it's so boring it will send you to sleep. There's absolutely nothing that will stimulate the senses.

    It will afford you much sleep and copious amounts of pointless knowledge: from the intricate details of the Belgian political crisis from 2007-2011 to an overview of railway gauges, there's so much for you to absorb while you drift into the land of nod...
  • IYCT
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    Innocent Drinks co-founder Richard Reed's inspiring book brings together the best quotes of advice he has been given by a host of politicians, actors, sports personalities and celebrities.

    Featuring wisdom and insight from the likes of Stephen Fry, Dame Judi Dench, Bear Grylls, Ruby Wax and Heston Blumenthal, this beautiful book (with orange sprayed edges and pen-and-ink portraits of each famous face by the talented Samuel Kerr) is packed with quips, tips and so much more advice that covers various aspects of life and its foibles.

    Perfect for dipping in and out of, this gift book is a treasure trove of the encounters Richard has had with a wide range of famous faces over the years - and the advice they gave that he believes will lead you to a better life.
  • EVCN
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    This little book offers confidence-boosting tips for every day of the year.

    The advice will encourage you to open up your life's journey and become more fearless and assertive as you boost your self-confidence.

    The quotes come from the likes of Sir Winston Churchill, Carrie Fisher and Charlie Chaplin, while the actions include taking a new perspective, stepping out of your comfort zone and remembering that everyone is essentially winging it!
  • EVHP
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    Brighten up every day of the year by taking inspiration from the quotes, actions and achievable goals featured in this delightful and inspiring little book.

    Although happiness can seem elusive at times, this book will encourage you to focus on all those little things that can make a huge impact. Split into a day-by-day basis, it's the perfect book for you to dip into when you need a pick-me up.

    Among the suggestions are to dance, listen and volunteer and the quotes come from the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Aristotle and A.A. Milne.
  • LWYM
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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.
  • LLTH
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    We're always after the newest and shiniest things and want to keep up with the latest trends, but have you ever stopped to think about how much damage this throwaway culture is doing to the environment?

    The founder of the Buy Me Once brand, Tara Button champions the way of 'mindful curation', a way of living in which you carefully choose objects that will give you the most pleasure for the longest time. This could be anything from kettles, pots and pans to desks, coats and dresses.

    Tara reveals the 10 steps needed to master mindful curation and explains the techniques that will help you make the most of each one - from finding purpose and priorities to identifying core tastes and style. Removing clutter from your life will help you find mindfulness.

    This book will appeal to anyone who enjoyed Marie Kondo's The Life-changing Magic of Tidying.
  • AMSK
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    From the best dad dancing to improvised bedtime stories, this hilarious book is full of essential tips for any dad-to-be or new father.

    From Dad jokes that are perfect for the airport to mastering the art of papier-mache and making the most of your garden, this book is full of fun and inspiring advice that will make you succeed as a Dad! There are even tips on putting on a magical Harry Potter-themed party.

    Both old and new skills are covered - from managing a sleepover to mastering snapchat. This book is fully illustrated and comes with 'Amazing Dad' vouchers. It really is the Daddy of all parental advice books.
  • Happy Mum, Happy Baby - Hardback - 9781473651203 - Giovanna Fletcher
    HMHB
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    After being awarded the Celebrity Mum of the Year title, Giovanna Fletcher talks about what a positive and uplifting experience raising children is in Happy Mum, Happy Baby.

    Although she covers the physical, mental and emotional challenges faced by mothers, Giovanna focuses on the positives of family life and explains the lessons she has learned through her parenthood journey so far.

    Married to McFly's Tom Fletcher, Giovanna and her family are hugely popular and in this book she encourages you to be confident in yourself as a parent and celebrates how putting a focus on being a happy and confident mum can inspire babies and children to also be happier.
  • AAHFQ
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    The author offers advice on such matters as mastering emotions, overcoming debilitating habits such as over-eating, drinking and drug abuse, unleashing the hidden power of body and mind, improving personal and professional relationships, and taking control of personal finances.
  • Run for Your Life - Paperback - 9780241262825 - William Pullen
    RFYL
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    Written by William Pullen, the founder of Dynamic Running Therapy, Run for Your Life: Mindful Running for a Happy Life brings together the joys of running and mindfulness and shows how this combination can lead to a happier, healthier life.

    This book shows how the 'runner's high' that so many experience can be used as a force of incredible energy. Whether you are looking for strategies to cope with anxiety, anger or change or have a huge decision playing on your mind, there's a mindfulness exercise that is especially designed to be implemented while on a run or walk.

    This provides a truly holistic approach to living and carrying out exercise.
  • WFRD
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    Sarah Tomley's What Would Freud Do? provides enlightening commentary on the world's greatest psychologists' answers to some of life's most important questions.

    Tomley reveals what Wilfred Bion would say about your horrible boss's behaviour, how Carl Jung would feel about your midlife crisis and even how Eric Berne would respond to the immortal question 'Does my bum look big in this?'

    From the deep and meaningful to the shallow and meaningless, this book will help you answer everything from 'What am I like?' to 'Why can't I find Mr. or Mrs Right?'
  • WNTD
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    Covering from whether you should treat yourself to that takeaway tonight to the great mysteries of human existence, Marcus Weeks' What Would Nietzche Do? is a guide to life that also provides a fantastic introduction to philosophy.

    Weeks looks at what the likes of Schopenhauer, Heraclitus and Foucault had to say about topics including relationships, identity, art and politics and provides an illuminating commentary on all of their answers.

    This is a brilliant book if you're seeking answers from the experts about modern life's big questions including 'How do you fix a broken heart?', 'How do you find a lost phone?' and 'Is Shakespeare really better than the Simpsons?'.