In hardback for the first time, this tenth-anniversary edition of the game-changing #1 New York Times bestseller features a new foreword and brand-new tools to make the work your own.
For over a decade, Brené Brown has found a special place in our hearts as a gifted mapmaker and a fellow traveler. She is both a social scientist and a kitchen table friend whom you can always count on to tell the truth, make you laugh, and, on occasion, cry with you. And what's now become a movement all started with The Gifts of Imperfection, which has sold over two million copies in thirty-five different languages across the globe.
What transforms this book from words on a page to effective daily practices are the ten guideposts to wholehearted living. The guideposts not only help us understand the practices that will allow us to change our lives and families, they also walk us through the unattainable and sabotaging expectations that get in the way.
Brene writes, "This book is an invitation to join a wholehearted revolution. A small, quiet, grassroots movement that starts with each of us saying, 'My story matters because I matter.' Revolution might sound a little dramatic, but in this world, choosing authenticity and worthiness is an absolute act of resistance."
Balance your mind through the foods you eat. Seasonal, healthy recipes based on traditional Ayurvedic wisdom to benefit our states of mind - from the author of The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook.
Did you know food can be used not only to promote the health of the body, but also the mind? Ayurveda, India's ancient healing system, describes the three major energies of this universe that affect our mind: sattva promotes a state of clarity and calm; rajas stimulates and increases reactivity and excitability; tamas promotes dull, slow, and stagnant states of mind. This knowledge of how to choose the right foods to balance our states of mind can be used to treat ailments such as sleep difficulties, anxiety, and depression.
After an introduction to Ayurveda and the mind and body connection, the recipes are organized into three parts: Recipes for Clarity focuses on cultivating Sattva; Recipes for Relaxation focuses on managing Rajas; and Recipes for Vitality focuses on motivating Tamas. Showcasing seasonal, whole, unprocessed foods, the recipes work to help maintain consistent energy and an inspired state, while also calming feelings of over-stimulation and building energy if feeling sluggish.
Discover the best way to care for yourself—day by day and season by season.
Embrace the ancient principles of Ayurveda to become a more integrated, whole, and healthy version of yourself. This detailed guide walks you through the steps of foundational Ayurvedic practices that can be easily integrated into your existing self-care routine—from self-massage, oil pulling, and tongue scraping to breathing practices, meditation exercises, and eating with intention—to uplift your physical health and state of mind.
In The Everyday Ayurveda Guide to Self-Care, you will: Get acquainted with the tradition of Ayurveda and better understand your doshas (metabolic tendencies) and basic Ayurvedic anatomy. Discover the art of self-care by exploring daily routines and seasonal practices to prevent imbalances in the body and mind. Find out what foods, spices, and herbs carry medicinal qualities that support cleansing, rejuvenation, and management of common ailments.
The Hormone Repair Manual is a must-have guide to understanding and overcoming the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause.
Naturopath Lara Briden, author of the international bestseller Period Repair Manual, has more than 20 years' experience in women's health. Her fresh approach aims to overturn the stigma of perimenopause and menopause and show women that:
- many symptoms are temporary and manageable
- emotional challenges can present an opportunity to thrive
- a focus on health during this period can bring benefits for years to come.
Addressing common symptoms such as hot flushes, insomnia, mood changes, migraines, weight gain, low libido and heavy periods, Lara offers practical solutions of diet, lifestyle, nutritional supplements and tips for how to speak to your doctor about hormone therapy.
The Hormone Repair Manual is backed by evidence-based research and case studies and is a reassuring guide to soothing, nourishing and strengthening your body, mind and spirit during this time of change.
A new strategy to increase productivity, focus, happiness and creativity through a mindful use of digital technology
Most of us know that we're addicted to texting, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter not because we're stupid or shallow, but because they provide real value in the form of connection, community, affirmation and information. But these tools can also disrupt our ability to focus on meaningful work and live fully in the present.
In Digital Minimalism, Cal Newport outlines a practical philosophy and plan for a mindful, intentional use of technology that maximises its benefits while minimizing its drain on our attention, focus and time. Demonstrating how to implement a 30-day digital detox, this book will help you identify which uses of technology are actually helping you reach your goals, and which are holding you back.
Explore pathways to peace, balance and contentment in your daily life with At Home Within. Feeling at home within ourselves involves caring for ourselves in loving, thoughtful and joyous ways; noticing, honouring and meeting our unique needs.
In this beautiful book, acclaimed artist Meredith Gaston will show you how to nurture your inner world with kindness and compassion. The affirmations and inspirations in these ten chapters will assist you to create positive change within. As you change within, your perceptions of the world around you will transform in a positive way too.
At Home Within shows you the small steps you can take on your journey to living your best life.
Is your phone the first thing you reach for when you wake up? And the last thing you see before you sleep? Do you find the hours slip away as you idly scroll through your social media timeline?
In short, are you addicted to your phone? If so, How to Break Up with Your Phone is here to help.
How to Break Up With Your Phone is a smart, practical and useful plan to help you conquer your mobile phone addiction in just 30 days - and take back your life in the process. Recent studies have shown that spending extended time on our phones affects our ability to form new memories, think deeply, focus and absorb information, and the hormones triggered every time we hear our phones buzz both add to our stress levels and are the hallmark signs of addiction. In How to Break Up with Your Phone, award-winning science journalist Catherine Price explores the effects that our constant connectivity is having on our brains, bodies, relationships, and society at large and asks, how much time do you really want to spend on your phone?
Over the course of 30 days, Catherine will guide you through an easy-to-follow plan that enables you to identify your goals, priorities and bad habits, tidy your apps, prune your email, and take time away. Lastly, you will create a new, healthier relationship with your phone and establish habits and routines to ensure this new relationship sticks.
You don't have to give up your phone forever; instead you will be more mindful not only of how you use your phone, but also about how you choose to spend the precious moments of your life.
The practical plan to prevent and reverse cognitive decline from the NYT bestselling author of The End of Alzheimer's.
The scientifically-proven practical plan to help reverse Alzheimer's and prevent cognitive decline from the international bestselling author of The End of Alzheimer's.Following his ground-breaking book that transformed how we think about Alzheimer's and its treatment, world-renowned neurology expert Dale Bredesen provides an unprecedented hands-on guide to achieving complete brain health.
In The End of Alzheimer's Programme, he lays out step-by-step his highly sought after, scientifically-proven method that you can follow with a healthcare professional to stop Alzheimer's in its tracks.
Alzheimer's Disease is a protective response to an array of factors that directly affect the brain, such as inflammation, genetic inheritance, nutrients and hormones. In this book, Bredesen will show you which of these factors you need to address to enhance your cognitive abilities by laying out a personalised lifestyle plan. Covering sleep, exercise, diet, brain training and more, Bredesen will show you how to retain, regain and maximise cognitive function for any ability and for any age with extraordinary results.
Based on cutting-edge research and full of inspiring success stories from Bredesen's patients, this book is a must-read for anyone looking to enhance their brainpower and is a vital guide for carers and healthcare professionals.
About the Author
Dale Bredesen, MD, is internationally recognised as an expert in the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease. He graduated from Caltech, then earned his MD from Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. He served as chief resident in neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) before joining Nobel laureate Stanley Prusiner's laboratory at UCSF as an NIH postdoctoral fellow. He held faculty positions at UCSF, UCLA and the University of California, San Diego. Dr Bredesen directed the Program on Aging at the Burnham Institute before joining the Buck Institute in 1998 as its founding president and CEO. He is Professor of Neurology at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Provides you with the tools you need to slow down and reconnect with the harmonious rhythm of daily life, the gentle pace of nature, and, most importantly, yourself.
Are you being consumed by never-ending to-do lists? Are you working harder and enjoying less? Seeking Slow provides simple ways for you to slow down and reconnect with yourself, your family, and your surroundings - and find joy in doing it. If daily life feels like a relentless onslaught, its time to discover the beauty of slow living. Being fully present and embracing what you have is key; whether that means getting outdoors for a walk with family, learning to meditate, taking up a new craft, reading a book, or simply taking a long deep breath during the umpteenth load of laundry. This soothing book includes helpful insights into:
Feel your heart rate drop as you read this gentle guide to slowing down.
Join Dr Nat Kringoudis in this eye-opening book as she tells you everything your PDHPE teacher never did about how hormones affect sexuality, physical health and appearance and mental wellbeing. She will show you how to make your hormones happier than a Pharrell Williams song (and change your life in the process).
Your body is talking ... It's time to listen!
Feeling empowered and comfortable in your skin, understanding how hormone health affects your physical and emotional health, making good choices in your sexual relationships, and looking and feeling good – all this is possible with Dr Nat Kringoudis at your side. Let's face it, as young women we aren't necessarily taught everything we need to know about managing our hormones, our fertility and our sexual health; even our friends don't always share with us their anxieties about their bodies, or their emotional and sexual wellbeing. In Beautiful You, doctor of Chinese medicine, fertility queen and hormone health guru Nat Kringoudis will open the discussion on understanding your own body, balancing hormones and
Through her clinical practice and her online resource, the Pagoda Tree, and her powerful fusion of Western and Chinese medicine, Nat has helped thousands of women change the way they think about their health, and so transform their lives: now you too can learn how to make your hormones happier than a Pharrell Williams song!
Naturopath Lara Briden wants to give women the knowledge and tools to improve their period health. Every woman will menstruate in their lifetime, and one in two women will struggle with their period health. Lara's book, previously self-published, has already garnered rave reader reviews because of it deals so openly and compassionately with this important aspect of women's health.
Containing invaluable advice for women of every age and circumstance, and detailing natural treatments from nutritional supplements to a healthy diet, this book promises to help women change their relationship with their menstrual cycle.
Topics include how to come off hormonal birth control; what your period should be like; what can go wrong; how to talk to your doctor; treatment protocols for all common period problems, including PCOS and endometriosis.
Thoroughly researched and written in clear and accessible language, Lara Briden's Period Repair Manual is the ultimate guide to better periods.
This will start a revolution for women.' CONSTANCE HALL
As young girls, most of us were given the talk about how to manage our periods. It's the beginning of a tedious bloody grind, one of the last great taboos. But the truth is, the menstrual cycle has benefits - big, fantastic, daily, monthly, even lifelong, benefits.
Every month, you have four hormonal phases that keep coming around. Each phase bears its own gifts and ways of making us feel: a time to dream, a time to do, a time to give and a time to take. Once you know what these phases are, you can predict them, plan for them and use them over and over again. In fact, harnessing your period superpowers will make you unstoppable (until you choose to stop, that is).
Period Queen takes the worst thing about being a woman and turns it into the best thing. Author and period preacher Lucy Peach urges us to stop treating periods like nature's consolation prize for being a woman, banishing the notion that hormones reduce us to being random emotional rollercoasters. Become an expert in recognising what you need at different times of the month and learn how every cycle gives you a chance to cultivate the most important relationship of your life: the one with your precious self. It's pretty bloody amazing.
Known as the ‘Period Girl’, this book builds on Nicole’s successful ‘fix your period’ online course, training and coaching and will help women solve their period problems without using the pill.
Forget ‘women’s troubles’ and get your cycle working for you.
For most women, one week (or more) out of every month is sacrificed to having a period or anticipating its arrival. And it is largely experienced as a colossal disruption – from being doubled over in pain and suffering from acne outbreaks to loss of sex drive, exhaustion, insomnia and major moodiness. Yet when women seek medical assistance, they are usually told to accept it or take birth control pills to ‘balance’ hormones. What's wrong with this picture? Everything!
Period problems are not simply to be endured or covered up with pills – they are our body’s way of telling us that something is wrong. And ignoring these signs can lead to bigger health issues – including fertility problems – down the line. This is where Fix Your Period comes in. Based on decades of work with women, Nicole Jardim’s all-natural approach will help you to see the red flags (no pun intended) that your period (or lack thereof) can alert you to, how to troubleshoot these symptoms to get a better understanding of the problem and, most importantly, what to do about it. It is an empowering approach that will give you the essential tools to take control of your own healing.
Whether you are suffering from PMS, PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), irregular periods, painful periods, endometriosis, fibroids, Fix Your Period will enable you to regain normal, healthy periods and get your life back on track.
A revolutionary postnatal care handbook which shows mothers how to reclaim their health and energy up to ten years after giving birth.
It's all too common to hear new mums talk about 'baby brain' and extreme fatigue. But what if it isn't the physical toll of giving birth, breastfeeding or chasing a toddler that is sapping your strength - what it if is something deeper? The true cause? A syndrome called postnatal depletion.
While postpartum depression has become a recognisable condition, The Postnatal Depletion Cure is the first book to treat the nutrient depletion, sleep loss, and emotional shifts that afflict women up to a decade after giving birth.
Most mothers have experienced exhaustion, pain, forgetfulness, indecision, low energy levels, moodiness, or some form of baby brain. And it's no wonder: the process of growing a baby depletes a mother's body in substantial ways - on average, a mother's brain shrinks 5% during pregnancy, and the placenta saps her of essential nutrients that she needs to be healthy and contented. But with postnatal care ending after six weeks, most women never learn how to rebuild their strength and care for their bodies after childbirth. As a result, they can suffer from the effects of depletion for many years, without knowing what's wrong or getting the support and treatments that they need.
Any woman who has read What to Expect When You're Expecting needs a copy of The Postnatal Depletion Cure. Filled with trustworthy advice, protocols for successful recovery, and written by a compassionate expert in women's health, The Postnatal Depletion Cure will help every mother restore her energy, replenish her body, and reclaim her sense of self.
Bestselling author and illustrator Meredith Gaston inspires kindness to yourself, to others and to our world. Her whimsical illustrations remind us that small acts of kindness truly are the sunshine needed for happiness to grow.
Including inspirational essays and quotes, as well as journal prompts and suggestions for living, The Art of Kindness is the best possible guide to practicing more kindness in your life.
An inspiring resource from artist Meredith Gaston to teach readers the art of cultivating gratitude in daily life. Includes tips, exercises and inspirational quotes - all illustrated with Meredith's beautiful watercolours.
The art of gratitude is the art of embracing and drawing joy from small moments and pleasures, and being open to inspiration and abundance, joy, peace and love. It's an art that creative powerhouse Meredith Gaston is well practised in and uses in her daily life. Meredith's detailed and thoughtful exploration of the different aspects of gratitude is supplemented with tips, exercises and inspirational quotes, all illustrated with her beautiful watercolours. Inspiration for creating a life of abundance, joy, peace and love.
A beautifully colour-illustrated book exploring the subject of gratitude.
Gratitude is the simple, scientifically proven way to increase happiness and encourage greater joy, love, peace, and optimism into our lives.
Through easy practices such as keeping a daily gratitude journal, writing letters of thanks, and meditating on the good we have received, we can improve our health and wellbeing, enhance our relationships, encourage healthy sleep, and heighten feelings of connectedness.
Easily accessible and available to everyone, the practice of gratitude will benefit every area of your life and generate a positive ripple effect.
This beautiful book discusses the benefits of gratitude and teaches easy techniques to foster gratitude every day. It also includes an 8-week gratitude plan.
In Live Love Now, New York Times bestselling author Rachel Macy Stafford tackles the biggest challenges facing kids today and equips adults to engage them with humanness and heart, compassion and honesty to discover the deep, life-giving connection everyone is longing for.
What do young people need now more than ever Adults who are Truth-tellers not taskmasters. Encouragers not enforcers. Guides not half-listeners. The good news is, it's not too late! No matter what's happened in the past, you can help the kids you love face the top stressors of today, including academic pressure, parental expectations, technoference, lack of purpose, isolation, and loneliness.
With illuminating, straightforward strategies, this guide reveals the importance of practicing acceptance, pursuing peace, and exploring wellness and purpose for yourself so you can be the kind of real, relevant, and lifelong role model young people are searching for. Engaging and thoughtful, each chapter includes moving stories from Rachel's personal journey as a mom of a teen and pre-teen along with illustrative narratives and prompts to help you reflect and take steps toward becoming the kind of adult young people trust.
Whether you're a parent, educator, older sibling, coach, or anyone in a role of leading young people, this book will help you meet the goal of raising and guiding young people to become resilient, compassionate, and capable adults.
For parents who didn't grow up with smartphones but can't let go of them now, expert advice on raising kids in our constantly connected world.
Most kids get their first smartphone at the same time that they're experiencing major developmental changes. Making mistakes has always been a part of growing up, but how do parents help their kids navigate childhood and adolescence at a time when social media has the potential to magnify the consequences of those mistakes? Rather than spend all their time worrying about the worst-case scenario, parents can use this book to get a bigger-picture understanding of their kids' digital landscape.
Drawing on research and interviews with educators, psychologists, and kids themselves, this book offers practical advice on how parents can help their kids avoid the pitfalls and reap the benefits of the digital age by:
Written by a public health expert and the creator of the popular blog Rants from Mommyland, Raising a Screen-Smart Kid shows parents how to help their kids navigate friendships, bullying, dating, self-esteem, and more online.
Screenwise offers a realistic and optimistic perspective on how to thoughtfully guide kids in the digital age. Many parents feel that their kids are addicted, detached, or distracted because of their digital devices. Media expert Devorah Heitner, however, believes that technology offers huge potential to our children—if parents help them. Using the foundation of their own values and experiences, parents and educators can learn about the digital world to help set kids up for a lifetime of success in a world fueled by technology.
Screenwise is a guide to understanding more about what it is like for children to grow up with technology, and to recognizing the special challenges—and advantages—that contemporary kids and teens experience thanks to this level of connection. In it, Heitner presents practical parenting "hacks": quick ideas that you can implement today that will help you understand and relate to your digital native.
The book will empower parents to recognize that the wisdom that they have gained throughout their lives is a relevant and urgently needed supplement to their kid’s digital savvy, and help them develop skills for managing the new challenges of parenting. Based on real-life stories from other parents and Heitner’s wealth of knowledge on the subject, Screenwise teaches parents what they need to know in order to raise responsible digital citizens.
Are you a parent struggling to set healthy, effective rules around technology in your house? Or have you already set clear parameters but find yourself outsmarted by your tech-savvy kids? Are you sick of hearing technology experts throw statistics and research at you with few practical parenting strategies on offer?
Brad Marshall, The Unplugged Psychologist, is on the front line helping parents deal with the dominance of gaming and problematic technology use. His clinic, the Internet Addiction Clinic @ Kidspace, was one of the first in Australia established to help young children, teenagers and families whose lives are totally torn apart by technology.
The Tech Diet for your Child and Teen provides real-life strategies that any parent can implement to create a healthy balance and put your kids' development first. Based on solid psychological research explaining why screen addiction is so powerful, Brad's jargon-free advice gives a clear plan for parents who have had enough and are serious about changing the way their kids use and interact with technology.
The Tech Diet for your Child and Teen contains:
You can do yoga—no matter who you are.
For years, yoga books have asked readers to bend over backward (literally!) to conform to their physical demands. It’s time for the opposite—for readers to demand that yoga conforms to their individual needs. It’s time for a yoga book to reflect the broader population who would benefit from a yoga practice geared toward them.
This book offers yoga for everyone: big, small, elderly, pregnant, disabled—everyone. It’s why that word is in the title. No matter who you are, you can do all 50 poses in this book. And then you can perform all 16 sequences, which combine different poses into one singular experience that focus on specific physical and mental issues. No matter who you are or what you look or feel like, yes, you can keep doing yoga—and Yoga for Everyone will show you how!
B.K.S. Iyengar has devoted his life to the practice and study of yoga. It was B.K.S. Iyengar’s unique teaching style, bringing precision and clarity to the practice, as well as a mindset of ‘yoga for all’, which has made it into the worldwide phenomenon it is today.
‘Light on Yoga’ is widely called ‘the bible of yoga’ and has served as the source book for generations of yoga students around the world. It is the classic text for all serious students of yoga.
The definitive guide to yoga in everyday life from B.K.S. Iyengar, the world’s most respected yoga teacher. B.K.S. Iyengar has devoted his life to the practice and study of yoga. It was B.K.S. Iyengar’s unique teaching style, bringing precision and clarity to the practice, as well as a mindset of ‘yoga for all’, which has made it into a worldwide phenomenon.
His seminal book, ‘Light on Yoga’, is widely called ‘the bible of yoga’ and has served as the source book for generations of yoga students around they world. In ‘Tree of Yoga’, the collected wisdom of his many years of practical practice and its application in real life are brought into a single-volume work.
A collected philosophy for life researched through decades of practice by B.K.S. Iyengar, the world’s most respected yoga teacher. These are his core teachings and advice for living a long, healthy, happy life.
Using the tree as a structural metaphor for both life and yoga practice, the essays cover many aspects of life and practice which are vital to health and happiness and in need of care. This includes:
• Yoga and health
• Yoga as part of daily life
• Childhood and parenthood
• Faith – hope and spirituality
• Teachers and teaching
Learn simple yoga techniques--poses, meditations, and breathwork--to sleep better and longer, from master yoga teacher trainer and author, Mark Stephens.
As modern science unravels some of the mysteries of our sleeping, dreaming, and waking states, age-old yoga practices are helping us to enjoy better sleep, clearer minds, and healthier bodies. Over 65 percent of U.S. adults are sleep deprived. Sleep deprivation causes and worsens many ailments, including stress, heart conditions, high blood pressure, obesity, and depression. This book provides easy-to-do and effective yoga activities--including postural sequences, breathing exercises, and meditation tools--for better quality and quantity sleep across the life cycle from childhood to older age. Long-time yoga instructor, teacher trainer, and best-selling author Mark Stephens integrates the ancient wisdom of yoga with the practical insights, age- and condition-specific sequences, and discussions of neuroscience and psychology to offer practical tools for improving sleep--naturally and drug-free.
Find freedom in your yoga practice with this empowering guide from beloved yoga teacher and social justice activist Dianne Bondy and Yoga International editor-in-chief Kat Heagberg.
Yoga Where You Are welcomes readers of all backgrounds, body sizes, and abilities into the practice of yoga. Dianne Bondy and Kat Heagberg offer everything you need to know to build a custom yoga practice that supports you exactly where you are--now and at every stage of your life's journey.
Yoga Where You Are discusses how yoga intersects with body image, introduces essential information on elements like breathwork and meditation, and celebrates yoga's diverse roots through an introductory chapter on its origins and history. Whether you're a beginner, a seasoned practitioner, or a yoga teacher, the step-by-step instructions for hundreds of customizable pose variations provide an essential resource you can turn to as your practice evolves. Bondy and Heagberg also present tips to find inspiration and creativity on the mat.
With truly inclusive language, alignment options for real bodies, and photos of a range of practitioners, the book provides you with everything you need to customize and deepen your practice with clarity and confidence.