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    • Self-help & personal development

      Keeping the Faith

      Daily Reflections to Build Strength, Serenity, and Passion in Your Life and the Lives of Others

      by John W. Pozzi

      THE TRUE FAITH THAT MUST BE FOUND AND KEPT IS THE FAITH IN ONESELF. Each day you give a part of yourself whether it is at work, at home, or in your daily interaction with others. How do you give of yourself? Do you hold back or go at life half-heartedly? You need to give of yourself with heart, mind, and soul all the time. You never know what interaction with a person will make a difference in their life — or yours. If you don’t believe in yourself and don’t have the confidence to grow each day, then you are missing out on what life has to offer you. This simple book will inspire you to help others. Or, at the very least, you will make another person’s day — and, therefore, your day — better.

    • Health & Personal Development
      May 2016

      The Drug Conversation

      How to talk to your child about drugs

      by Owen Bowden-Jones

      The Drug Conversation is a guide for parents about how to raise the thorny issue of drugs with their children. It will help you begin a useful conversation about drugs with your child. The book provides information on the different types of psychoactive drugs available, their attractions and harms, how they work in the brain, and who uses them and why. It covers issues such as how to detect drug use, drug testing, synthetic drugs (‘legal highs’), accessing help, effective treatments and what to expect from professional medical services. The Drug Conversation also gives practical advice on how to prepare for and have a conversation about drugs with your child – including examples of actual conversations between parents and children. Case studies from the author’s own clinical practice are used to illustrate the main points. All parents will need this book at some stage. It will help you to feel properly informed about drugs, more confident in talking to your child, more able to keep drug-related problems from developing and better equipped to tackle problems if they do arise

    • Coping with personal problems
      July 2016

      Phil the Frog

      by Hanna Zeyen

      Phil is a cheerful frog who is very happy with his life. He has days, though, when nothing goes right: his mother scolds him for being careless, his teacher is cross because he won’t sit still, and his best friend is angry because he has annoyed her. On days like this, his mother grumbles and says that Phil must have “ants in his pants” again. It seems to Phil that sometimes there is a creature inside him that holds his ears shut and tosses words out of his mouth, making him hyperactive, inattentive, and impulsive. He decides to tell his mother this. To his surprise, she isn’t cross with him, but understands him and gets on the phone to all sorts of people. Eventually she tells him that they will soon be going to see a specialist. The specialist teaches him lots of tricks that he can use to deal with his “creature,” and Phil is relieved. Target Group: Parents and therapists of children between the ages of 7 and 10; children who have been diagnosed with ADHD or are about to be assessed for it, children assessed as being below the threshold for a diagnosis of ADHD but need support in dealing with ADHD symptoms.

    • Biography: general

      Crackhead 4

      Nature versus Nurture

      by Angela Harrison

      Angela and Max move to Minehead. Jamie leaves her friend Denis to join them. She is hyper, euphoric and suffers panic attacks. A psychiatrist diagnoses Bipolar Disorder and believes she had problems long before taking drugs. She moves into bed & breakfast, then returns to Leamington to be with Denis. Max’s personality suddenly becomes aggressive, hyper, destructive, and violent. Age fourteen, he is prescribed the same anti-psychotic medication as Jamie. After being excluded from school, he leaves home and turns to petty crime. Max commits ‘Grevious Bodily Harm’ and is diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The courts place him in a children’s home, then in foster care. His girlfriend has his baby. Max’s life continues to be chaotic from alcohol abuse, drugs and crime. An armed response unit raids Angela’s home. Jamie acquires a flat in Leamington. Her mental health deteriorates drastically and she is admitted to hospital. She threatens to kill the psychiatrist as he continues to deny she is ill. A second opinion confirms Jamie has Bi-Polar and Schizophrenia. She attempts suicide a number of times as she suffers from paranoia, voices in her head, and poltergeist activity around her.

    • Coping with personal problems
      April 2009

      The Twelve Sacred Traditions Of Magnificent Mothers-in-Law

      by Haywood Smith

      A very Southern mother-in-law's humorous advice to mothers-in-law everywhere. From the multiple New York Times bestselling author of The Red Hat Club. Bestselling author Haywood Smith and her pals have lots of personal experience in the joys, sorrows, pitfalls and flat-out hysteria of Mother-in-Lawness. Now Smith offers a handy and fun booklet of pithy advice to mothers-in-law everywhere. Smiths sassy observations and gentle wisdom are delivered with her trademark southern charm, packing the sweet, heady punch of bourbon ice cubes melting in a mint julep. The Twelve Sacred Traditions of Magnificent Mothers-in-Law is the perfect gift book for showers, engagement parties, family celebrations or just to share with that special DIL (Daughter-in-Law) or SIL (Son-in-Law). It can even safely be given to a Mother-in-Law

    • Complementary therapies, healing & health

      Healing Addiction With Yoga

      A Yoga Program for People in 12-step Recovery

      by Annalisa Cunningham

    • Complementary medicine

      Cancer Curers - Or Quacks?

      The Story of a Secret Herbal Remedy

      by T. Llew Jones

    • Coping with death & bereavement
      January 2012

      Where There's a Will

      Everything You Should Know About End-of-life Issues But Didn't Want to Ask

      by Michael Kerrigan

      Have you talked to your loved ones about your end-of-life wishes – or about theirs? Do you want to be kept on life support, or sign a power of attorney? What sort of funeral do you want and who will organise it? Will the ex and family be participants? Will you donate your organs? What is the greenest way to approach your funeral and remains? Does anyone know where your papers are, or your online passwords? Use this book to help you talk to your spouse and closest relatives about their affairs.

    • Eating disorders & therapy

      Anorexia Nervosa

      Hope for Recovery

      by Dr. Agnes Ayton

      Anorexia nervosa is a potentially fatal disorder that is notoriously difficult to treat and provokes feelings of great frustration in carers, families and friends. Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Dr Agnes Ayton FRCPsych, offers a new perspective, bringing together what is currently known and scientifically verified with her own ground-breaking work combining psychotherapy with nutritional support. Providing sufferers and carers with a knowledge of the full range of treatment options empowers them to make informed choices that can be tailored to the individual's needs. To assist them, Anorexia Nervosa - hope for recovery: * focuses on anorexia and other eating disorders associated with being significantly underweight * emphasises nutrition, especially what is known about the physical and psychological effects of starvation and the process of recovery from these * offers dietary 'prescriptions', menu plans, and recovery strategies * integrates pharmacological, psychological and nutritional treatment options It will help sufferers and carers to make informed choices that can change lives for the better.

    • Christianity

      Colours of Hope and Promise

      Personal Stories of Hiv and Aids.

      by Brid. Cullen

    • Diseases & disorders

      Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

      A Natural Way to Treat ADHD

      by Basant K. Puri

      Does your child have poor concentration and an inability to relax? Does your child do crazily reckless things that can't be explained afterwards? Has your child been diagnosed with ADHD? * Are you caring for or teaching children with ADHD? Or do you have these problems yourself? Increasing numbers of children are being diagnosed as having Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. As the best available treatment for many years, they are prescribed powerful drugs that help to control (but not cure) the worst of the symptoms. However, the potential side-effects of these drugs are worrying and the long-term consequences unknown, facing doctors, parents and adult sufferers with a terrible dilemma. In Professor Puri's groundbreaking new book, you will discover a very different way of looking at ADHD. His starting point is the basis of behaviour in the chemistry of the brain and the many factors that influence this. By understanding behaviour at this level, it is possible to see how hyperactivity can be reduced and concentration improved in a natural way that is in tune with the needs of the individual.;He presents the results of two major studies, with which he has been involved, that demonstrate the effectiveness of a completely natural way to treat ADHD. Read how and why EPA ('eicosapentaenoic acid') will be essential to recovery; how to take it; what dietary changes will enhance its effects; and what lifestyle changes will help you and your child to overcome the complex of symptoms that make up ADHD.

    • Autobiography: general

      Shadows in Wonderland

      A Hospital Odyssey

      by Colin Ludlow

      When television producer Colin Ludlow was admitted to hospital for an operation, he expected to be home in ten days. In the event, he ended up staying for five months, nearly died on several occasions, contracted MRSA, and was still recovering from his experiences more than three years later.In "Shadows in Wonderland" he tells his story, and takes a fascinating philosophical journey through chronic illness as he explores its wider significance. The book is a moving account of how the author pieced together the shattered fragments of his life and sought to make sense of them again. It is the record of a quest - which we all face - for health and wholeness in a fractured, disjointed world.

    • Coping with drug & alcohol abuse

      Beat the Booze

      A Comprehensive Guide to Combating Drink Problems in All Walks of Life : Reclaim Your Life

      by Edmund Tirbutt

      Reclaim your lifeBeat The Booze is an inspirational, easy to read and highly practical book aimed at those who wish to cut down or cut out alcohol and at those who wish to help someone else who has a drink problem.It can help both problem drinkers and individuals who wish to reduce their alcohol intake simply for lifestyle reasons, and contains all the assistance the authors could find from interviewing leading experts in the field of alcohol addiction and case studies who have successfully cut down their drinking or given up alcohol altogether.It includes many new and previously little publicised sources of help, and the Appendix contains contact details for a vast range of organisations that can provide professional help and further information.The authors have also been able to draw on extensive personal experience in battling alcohol. One used to have a serious drink problem, the other gave up for lifestyle reasons.

    • Health & Personal Development
      May 2011

      Running Free

      Breaking Out from Locked-in Syndrome

      by Kate Allatt/Alison Stokes

      Watch this: http://youtu.be/8Xgh8hh5xHw Can you imagine being trapped inside your own body? Able to see and hear everything going onaround you but unable to move or speak - the blink of an eye your only way of communicating. Fell-runner and fun-loving mother-of-three Kate Allatt’s life was torn apart when what appeared to be a stress-related headache exploded into a massive brainstem stroke leading to locked-in syndrome. Totally paralysed, she became a prisoner inside her own body. Doctors warned her family she would never walk, talk or swallowor lead a normal life again. But they didn’t know Kate. The words no and never were not in her vocabulary. With the help of her best friends and family she drew on every ounce of her runner’s stamina anddetermination to make a recovery that amazed medical experts. Using a letter chart, Kate blinked the words “I will walk again”. Soon she was moving her thumb and communicating with the world via Facebook. Eight months after her stroke, Kate said goodbye to nurses, walked out of hospital and returned hometo learn how to run again. This is the story of her incredible journey which is only just starting....

    • Popular medicine & health
      May 2012

      Living & Working With Bipolar Disorder

      A Friendly Guide.

      by

      A hopeful, supportive guide to getting your life back after bipolar diagnosis.

    • Self-help & personal development

      Dealing With Chronic Pain

      The Pain Management Approach

      by Dr. Jack Barrett, Marna Carey, Dr. Gillian Moore-Groarke

    • Health & Personal Development

      Running Free

      [breaking Out from Locked-in Syndrome]

      by Kate Allatt

      Can you imagine being trapped inside your own body? Able to see and hear everything going onaround you but unable to move or speak - the blink of an eye your only way of communicating. Fell-runner and fun-loving mother-of-three Kate Allatt’s life was torn apart when what appeared to be a stress-related headache exploded into a massive brainstem stroke leading to locked-in syndrome. Totally paralysed, she became a prisoner inside her own body. Doctors warned her family she would never walk, talk or swallowor lead a normal life again. But they didn’t know Kate. The words no and never were not in her vocabulary. With the help of her best friends and family she drew on every ounce of her runner’s stamina anddetermination to make a recovery that amazed medical experts. Using a letter chart, Kate blinked the words “I will walk again”. Soon she was moving her thumb and communicating with the world via Facebook. Eight months after her stroke, Kate said goodbye to nurses, walked out of hospital and returned hometo learn how to run again. This is the story of her incredible journey.

    • Fiction

      Red Flag Warning

      A Serial Arson Mystery

      by Kurt Kamm

      Los Angeles County is burning. A serial arsonist is setting the parched hills on fire. Plunge into infernos and face the smoke, heat and danger with the men on the fire lines. While NiteHeat prowls in the darkness, setting fires and taunting investigators, the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Arson Unit struggles to find the fire-setter and stop the devastation. Who is NiteHeat? Is it Ruffy, the 911 dispatcher who has failed firefighter training? Is it Mikey, a dropout who appears at every fire and steals firefighting equipment? Is it Father Dom who claims the fires are started by Satan? Discover the incendiary device triggered by a cooking timer from Williams Sonoma. Did you ever wonder how wildland arson investigators find the point of origin and evidence in a fire which consumes thousands of acres? Did you ever wonder what goes through the mind of an arsonist? Read RED FLAG WARNING.

    • Popular psychology

      Yoga for a Broken Heart

      A Spiritual Guide to Healing from Break-up, Loss, Death Or Divorce

      by Michelle Paisley Hicks

      Featuring yoga as a curative path for the hurt caused by the loss of a partner either through death, separation or divorce, this guidebook uses meditation and poses to help during or after this painful and difficult period. By focusing on the seven emotional stages of separation and articulating how to move from the first to the last, the healing energies in this book - from gentle warm-up poses through more active asanas to final relaxation and meditation - offer positive therapy to anyone who is or has been involved in this painful situation. The personal stories in the first part of the book provide comfort and a sense of community.Introduction: My StoryChapter One: Panic vs. Presence-Our Stories, interviewsChapter Two: Denial into Truth, 'Satya'Chapter Three: Agony into AcceptanceChapter Four: Rage into Movement/ReleaseChapter Five: EpiphanyChapter Six: NegotiationChapter Seven: PeaceChapter Eight: Gentle Warm-upsActive AsanasMeditation

    • Mind, Body, Spirit: thought & practice

      The Last Adventure of Life

      Sacred Resources for Living and Dying from a Hospice Counselor

      by Maria Dancing Heart

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