Motivational, Inspirational & Self-esteem Books
Faisal Abdalla, Mr PMA himself, is a personal trainer to stars including Ellie Goulding and also a Nike master trainer. In this how-to guide, he highlights his three golden rules to looking and feeling great - diet, fitness and a Positive Mental Attitude (PMA).
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Following his infectious advice will help you get the body you want and also find a more positive outlook - in just 14 days. Accompanied by step-by-step photographs, Faisal explains how small steps can lead to big changes.
He showcases structured exercise routines for the body and mind and reveals how to make healthy versions of so many of your favourite foods - including an Itsa pizza pitta and nutritious fish and chips.
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.
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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.
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...
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
Like the Danish term hygge, the Swedish lagom has no equivalent in the English language but can be loosely translated as 'not too little, not too much, just right'. This book shows you how to love the lagom way of life.
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Sweden is one of the happiest nations on Earth and it's widely believed it comes from the Viking term 'laget om', which was said when mugs of mead were passed around in a circle so everyone just had a sip. A liberating concept that praises the idea that anything more than 'just enough' is a waste of time, lagom is also inspired by the core belief of responsibility and common good.
By following the lagom way of life, you can live happier, reduce your environmental impact, improve your work-life balance and free your home from clutter. It also encourages you to enjoy good food the Swedish way and cherish your loved ones.
Artists, designers, writers, psychologists and speakers explain how everyday activities can be good for you and spark moments of inspiration in this fascinating book.
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It reveals how seemingly mundane jobs like cleaning, cooking and washing up can positively impact on our bodies, minds and relationships. There are cases of families bonding over the washing up and explanations of how chores can help make playful households.
Based on ancient wisdom, this is a brilliant book for anyone who dreads their daily doings and wants to make them more creative and liberating. Of course, it also explains how making a cup of tea can be a truly wondrous ritual.
We could all do with a little more kindness in our lives and this beautifully illustrated gift book finds Jaime Thurston (the founder of charity 52 Lives) explaining how much of a big difference a small act of kindness can make.
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It uses the voices of those who the charity has helped to offer 52 simple actions that anyone can do to spread kindness and positivity. It explains how being kind can also have a huge effect on your own happiness as well as those who you help.
Inspiring people to live a more connected and fulfilling life, this book is also packed with inspirational quotes and plenty of personal stories to inspire you. Among the suggestions it makes are: Be a Seat Vigilante
Be Kind to Unkind People
Lend Your Ear
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'Open is surely set to become THE must-have manual for young women navigating the often-tempestuous waters of their teenage years' - LoveReading4Kids
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Radio 1's resident agony aunt and popular television personality Gemma Cairney provides honest advice about the big, bad and beautiful elements of growing up in Open: A Toolkit for How Magic and Messed Up Life Can Be.
From mental health to family issues and the perils and joys of first love, she covers a range of issues with frankness and understanding. Gemma draws on both her own life experiences and the insight she has gained as an agony aunt to provide comfort to teens (aged 14 plus) who are finding life difficult.
Alongside her practical advice are tips from experts and a series of appealing illustrations, all presented in a refreshing journal style. There is even space for readers to note down their own thoughts and solutions to life's big questions.
This book provides open and honest advice on a range of important and mature issues including mental health, sex and abuse.
We believe it is a must-have for mature teens but please read beforehand if you have any concerns about its suitability.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
Inspired by O, the Oprah Magazine, the essays, anecdotes and true stories featured in these three books will inspire you and warm the cockles of your heart.
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Evocative from start to finish, O's Little Book of Love and Friendship features the best writing on those topics that has been featured in the magazine over the past 15 years. There's a frank, funny and freewheeling conversation between BFFs Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King, Amy Bloom tackling the tricky parts of love and Lisa Kogan's view on ghost-writing friends' dating profiles.
O's Little Guide to Finding Your True Purpose features practical advice and true tales from the likes of Martha Beck and Patti Smith that will encourage you to find yourself; and O's Little Book of Happiness is bursting with positivity. There's Elizabeth Gilbert's ode to the triumph of asking for what you want, Neil de Grasse Tyson's take on our joyful participation in the universe and Jane Smiley's tribut to the animal who taught her about lasting fulfilment...
Prof. Steve Peters, consultant psychiatrist to Liverpool FC, Sky ProCycling, Ronnie O'Sullivan and the England football team describes how he helps his clients manage their minds and fulfil their potential in his bestselling book The Chimp Paradox: The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness.
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Dr. Peters knows how impulsive behaviour or nagging self-doubt can change people's lives in both a professional and personal capacity, and in this book he shares his mind-management programme that has helped everyone from the likes of Steven Gerrard to senior managers conquer their fears and grow in focus and confidence.
Using real-life case studies and memorable analogies such as the 'chimp' - the seemingly irrational and impulsive being that inhabits our minds - to explain seemingly complex concepts, this book will help you understand your own behaviour and natural responses to people and situations, control your emotional impulses and help you live a happier life both at home and at work.
Research shows that happiness and self-esteem do not depend on success; on the contrary, success naturally flows to those who are high in self-worth and are happy to be themselves. This is great news because it means that we can raise our game in every single area of our life if we simply concentrate on becoming more self-confident. As top UK life coach and self-esteem expert Lynda Field puts it, 'When you walk in your confident shoes, your bright spirit will always attract success.' However, if you are feeling low in confidence or overwhelmed by self-doubt, you need a strategy to help you to raise your game. It is to fill this urgent need that Lynda's 10-Day Self-Esteem Programme was created. The Self-Esteem Coach gives you a unique, interactive experience. You will discover all the steps you need to take to keep motivated, find happiness, attract success, focus on your goals, solve difficult personal problems and have brilliant relationships. Just sit back, relax and enjoy this effortless way to become a confident new you. 'Whenever you are feeling knee-deep in negativity just remember this: the biggest thought is always the positive one; it will sweep all else away with its intention, focus and determination. Never underestimate the power of positivity; it will always empower and uplift you. Always choose to think the biggest thought.' Lynda Field, from her website, www.lyndafield.com
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The aim of this self-help book is to help the reader to recognize the ways in which they are self-critical and to understand the impact it may be having on their life. Based on "Compassion Focused Therapy" ("CFT"), the reader will learn proven techniques that will help them to improve their self confidence and fulfill their goals and aspiration. Consistent with the ethos of the "Compassionate Mind Approach", and the needs of the reader, this book includes findings from the latest scientific research on self-confidence and self-esteem, practical advice and a wealth of exercises. CFT was initially developed by Professor Paul Gilbert, author of "The Compassionate Mind", to treat those with high levels of self-criticism. It uses the proven, research-based techniques of CBT and other therapies with a special focus on the importance of developing inner compassion, in order to alleviate feelings of shame, develop a more balanced outlook and promote resilience. It incorporates elements of mindfulness and Tibetan Buddhism with recent research on human development and studies of the brain. It is increasingly used to treat a wide range of emotional and psychological problems including depression, overeating, shyness, trauma, anxiety and anger.
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Learn the secrets of self-esteem with 365 tips from the UK's number one confidence expert Gael Lindenfield. Dip into this comprehensive self-help handbook as and when you need it or use it as a personal development plan. Includes advice on social life, work issues, relationships and much more. Poor self-esteem can sabotage relationships and careers, cause self-destructive behaviour and hold us back from achieving our true potential. In this comprehensive guide, self-esteem expert Gael Lindenfield gives you all the advice you need for building confidence in yourself and your abilities. Designed to be dipped into as and when you need a confidence-boost, or followed as a personal development programme, this is a highly practical self-help handbook that will give you concrete results. Includes sections on work, social life, relationships, health and personal development, so you will regain self-esteem by making new friends, getting over past hurts, boosting assertiveness, learning how to deal with difficult people and situations, think positively and get motivated to achieve your dreams. With tips for both the short- and long-term, this book provides ways to boost your self-esteem immediately -- and then reveals how to stay self-confident for life!
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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, the beloved classic that has sold over 20 million copies worldwide, is celebrating its 25th anniversary with this reissue! With a new foreword, the wisdom of the 7 Habits still holds true after all these years. The 7 Habits have become so famous because they work. They have been integrated into everyday thinking by many millions of people. The reason: They work. Habit 1: Be Proactive. Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind. Habit 3: Put First Things First. Habit 4: Think Win/Win. Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood. Habit 6: Synergize. Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw. The book presents a principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes, Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, honesty and human dignity - principles that give us the security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.
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A prominent Viennese psychiatrist before the war, Viktor Frankl was uniquely able to observe the way that both he and others in Auschwitz coped (or didn't) with the experience. He noticed that it was the men who comforted others and who gave away their last piece of bread who survived the longest - and who offered proof that everything can be taken away from us except the ability to choose our attitude in any given set of circumstances. The sort of person the prisoner became was the result of an inner decision and not of camp influences alone. Only those who allowed their inner hold on their moral and spiritual selves to subside eventually fell victim to the camp's degenerating influence - while those who made a victory of those experiences turned them into an inner triumph. Frankl came to believe man's deepest desire is to search for meaning and purpose. This outstanding work offers us all a way to transcend suffering and find significance in the art of living.
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Inspired by the film of the same name, Rhonda Byrne's The Secret contains an incredible revelation that will change your life.
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In this book, she explains how to use The Secret to live a better life. It can help you get better with money, improve your health, save a relationship and increase your happiness.
Learn from modern-day teachers who have used The Secret to achieve wealth and a more positive outlook on life and learn how you can eradicate obstacles that get in the way of your best life.
The new edition of the personal development classic This long-awaited second edition gives us even more of Paul McGee's unique look at boosting our confidence - with his much-loved wit and good humour. The new edition includes a brand new chapter and a host of new exercises. Paul's approach to confidence is different. According to Paul, we don't have to raise our self-confidence to the roof; just increasing our confidence by a small amount can dramatically change our lives. Paul explains exactly what confidence is, why it's so important and just how to develop it in ourselves and others. This honest, practical and realistic book covers: * Confidence in business * Being more confident in your love life * Confidence in social situations * Confidence in job interviews and presentations * A brand new chapter on handling conflict confidently * Experiences from real people who have followed Paul's advice and improved their lives
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The physics of vulnerability is simple: If we are brave enough often enough, we will fall. This is a book about what it takes to get back up and how owning our stories of disappointment, failure, and heartbreak gives us the power to write a daring new ending. Struggle can be our greatest call to courage and Rising Strong, our clearest path to deeper meaning, wisdom and hope.
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Psychologies provides their inspirational yet rigorous approach to the perennial topic of confidence How confident are you? If you feel like your confidence could do with a bit of a boost to help make personal and professional situations easier Real Confidence will help you take on the confidence robbers, keep track of your confidence daily and incorporate confidence-building habits into your life on a regular basis. Written in association with Psychologies Magazine, the leading magazine for intelligent people, covering work, personal development and lifestyle issues Real Confidence is: * Packed full of tips, techniques and advice to help you build your confidence * Based on scientific evidence and cutting edge global research * Rigorous with credible content presented in a light and accessible manner * Inspirational yet down to earth and practical
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More than 6 million readers around the world have improved their lives by reading The Magic of Thinking Big. First published in 1959, David J Schwartz's classic teachings are as powerful today as they were then. Practical, empowering and hugely engaging, this book will not only inspire you, it will give you the tools to change your life for the better - starting from now. His step-by-step approach will show you how to: defeat disbelief and the negative power it creates; make your mind produce positive thoughts; plan a concrete success-building programme; do more and do it better by turning on your creative power; capitalise on the power of now updated for the 21st century, this is your go-to guide to a better life, starting with the way you think.
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Internationally renowned author, Susan Jeffers, has helped millions of people around the globe to overcome their fears and heal the pain in their lives. Such fears may include: Public speaking; Asserting yourself; Making decisions; Intimacy; Changing jobs; Being alone; Ageing; Driving; Losing a loved one; and, Ending a relationship. But whatever your anxieties, "Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway" will give you the insight and tools to vastly improve your ability to handle any given situation. You will learn to live your life the way you want - so you can move from a place of pain, paralysis and depression to one of power, energy and enthusiasm. This inspiring modern classic has helped thousands turn their anger into love - and their indecision into action - with Susan Jeffers' simple but profound advice to 'feel the fear and do it anyway'.
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