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  • 12 BIRDS TO SAVE YOUR LIFE
    12 BIRDS TO SAVE YOUR LIFE
    CORBETT CHARLIE
    ISBN: 9780241503331
    Title: 12 BIRDS TO SAVE YOUR LIFE
    Author: CORBETT CHARLIE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Discover the healing power of nature through the captivating stories of twelve birds

    This book is about coping with being human. It's about how unexpected events smash and bash their way into our lives without permission. And how a love of the natural world - in particular birds- will help to raise you from these periodic depths.

    Through twelve characterful birds, Charlie show us that there is joy to be found in the very smallest of events. From solitary skylarks to squabbling sparrows, he explores their place in our history and culture, and ultimately shows us just how life-changing his decision was to reconnect with the natural world all around him.

    Imprint: Michael Joseph
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • 12 RULES FOR LIFE
    12 RULES FOR LIFE
    PETERSON JORDAN B
    ISBN: 9780141988511
    Title: 12 RULES FOR LIFE
    Author: PETERSON JORDAN B
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Jordan Peterson's work as a clinical psychologist has reshaped the modern understanding of personality, and now he has become one of the world's most popular public thinkers, with his lectures on topics ranging from the Bible to romantic relationships drawing tens of millions of viewers. In an era of polarizing politics, echo chambers and trigger warnings, his startling message about the value of personal responsibility and the dangers of ideology has resonated around the world.In this book, he combines ancient wisdom with decades of experience to provide twelve profound and challenging principles for how to live a meaningful life, from setting your house in order before criticising others to comparing yourself to who you were yesterday, not someone else today.

    Imprint: Penguin Books
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • 50 PSYCHOLOGY CLASSICS : Your Shortcut to the Most Important Ideas on the Mind Personality and Human Nature
    50 PSYCHOLOGY CLASSICS : Your Shortcut to the Most Important Ideas on the Mind Personality and Human Nature
    BUTLER-BOWDEN TOM
    ISBN: 9781857886740
    Title: 50 PSYCHOLOGY CLASSICS : Your Shortcut to the Most Important Ideas on the Mind Personality and Human Nature
    Author: BUTLER-BOWDEN TOM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A brand new edition of the bestselling guide to the greatest books in psychology, from Jung to Kahneman, from THE MAN WHO MISTOOK HIS WIFE FOR A HAT to QUIET.

    This brand new edition of the bestselling 50 PSYCHOLOGY CLASSICS includes new classics like THINKING FAST AND SLOW; QUIET and THE MARSHMALLOW TEST.

    In a journey spanning 50 books, hundreds of ideas and over a century, 50 PSYCHOLOGY CLASSICS looks at some of the most intriguing questions relating to what motivates us, what makes us feel and act in certain ways, how our brains work, and how we create a sense of self. 50 PSYCHOLOGY CLASSICS explores writings from some iconic figures such as Freud, Adler, Jung, Skinner, James, Piaget and Pavlov, but also highlights the work of contemporary thinkers such as Gardner, Gilbert, Goleman and Seligman. 50 PSYCHOLOGY CLASSICS will further your understanding of human nature and yourself.

    Imprint: NICHOLAS BREALEY
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE : 30th Anniversary Edition
    7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE : 30th Anniversary Edition
    COVEY STEPHEN R
    ISBN: 9781760856823
    Title: 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE : 30th Anniversary Edition
    Author: COVEY STEPHEN R
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The 7 habits have become famous and are integrated into everyday thinking by millions and millions of people. Why? Because they work!

    With Sean Covey's added takeaways on how the habits can be used in our modern age, the wisdom of the 7 habits will be refreshed for a new generation of leaders.

    They include:
    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

    This beloved classic presents a principle-centered approach for solving both personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and practical anecdotes, Stephen R. 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.

    Imprint: Simon & Schuster
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • 9 WAYS TO A RESILIENT CHILD
    9 WAYS TO A RESILIENT CHILD
    COULSON JUSTIN
    ISBN: 9780733334825
    Title: 9 WAYS TO A RESILIENT CHILD
    Author: COULSON JUSTIN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Have you ever watched your child give up too quickly and easily, moaning 'I can't'. Perhaps your child resists going to school because they don't like their teacher or their friend rejected them. Maybe they failed in a sporting contest or an exam.

    One of the most frequent questions Kidspot parenting expert Dr Justin Coulson is asked is 'How can I help my child become resilient?' Friendship problems, bullying, physical changes and parenting styles are just some of the issues that can affect our children's ability to bounce back from difficulty and adapt to challenging situations. Helping our children develop resilience can have lifelong positive effects.

    9 Ways to a Resilient Child will help parents enable their children to cope with the challenges that life throws at us all. Discover why winners aren't always grinners, the problems with common advice like 'Toughen up, princess', the negative impact of helicopter parenting, and how praise can harm instead of help. Understand both the protective and the risk factors affecting resilience for better or for worse. And uncover the psychological secrets that will build your child's ability to bounce back, stronger and more resilient than ever: from the ability to think flexibly, make safe and healthy choices, and exercise self-control, to the powerful impact of family, relationships, school and community.

    Dr Coulson aims to bolster resilience - not just in our children, but also in ourselves. Because resilient parents are more likely to have resilient kids.

    Imprint: ABC PUBLICATIONS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • ACTOR : How to Live an Authentic Life
    ACTOR : How to Live an Authentic Life
    RUIZ DON MIGUEL
    ISBN: 9780711267220
    Title: ACTOR : How to Live an Authentic Life
    Author: RUIZ DON MIGUEL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Join the 'Mystery School' for your first week of learning and explore the most fascinating story and mystery of all: you! Bring your curiosity and enthusiasm, and prepare to open your mind. Learn, over five days, how to observe your life from an artist's point of view, and meet the real face behind the actors mask. Discover how you are the main character in every story you've ever told about yourself, and how to view the human drama as a whole, as well as the role you play in it. Develop your awareness of human thinking and behaviour as each lesson brings you a step closer to wisdom and awareness, and begin to step away from the 'roles' you play and reclaim your authenticity. Every one of us is a transforming work of art, and underneath all the theatrics, the truth waits to be illuminated.

    Peep behind the stage curtains, and embrace the show that is life!

    Imprint: QUARTO US
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • ADVOCATES : Women within the Australian Environmental Movement
    ADVOCATES : Women within the Australian Environmental Movement
    GULLIVER ROBYN / FERGUSON JILL L
    ISBN: 9780522877793
    Title: ADVOCATES : Women within the Australian Environmental Movement
    Author: GULLIVER ROBYN / FERGUSON JILL L
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Nine never-before-told stories of remarkable women and their courageous pursuits of climate justice in Australia

    From boardrooms to blockade camps, from the lush East Gippsland forests to the golden Ningaloo Reef, the fight against environmental destruction takes place in many spaces. The Advocates tells the inside story of nine extraordinary women within the Australian environmental movement and the behind-the-scenes efforts that have helped power advocacy across Australia.

    Over the past fifty years these advocates have held corporations to account, cleaned up toxic waste in their own backyards, and returned biodiversity to our forests. They are not always on the frontlines of the fight or the front pages of the news, but their relentless commitment to making change is both moving and inspiring. In often unseen and unacknowledged ways these women have educated, agitated and pioneered new approaches to the many crises in the Australian environment. Told through richly detailed interviews, these stories get to the heart of why these women have dedicated their lives to environmental causes and the different ways they have persevered.

    The Advocates shines a light on nine women's tireless commitment to change, and what it means to be an Australian environmental advocate. These stories will inspire the next generation to find a place in that vital fight.

    Imprint: Melbourne University Press
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • AGELESS SOUL : An uplifting meditation on the art of growing older
    AGELESS SOUL : An uplifting meditation on the art of growing older
    MOORE THOMAS
    ISBN: 9781471163692
    Title: AGELESS SOUL : An uplifting meditation on the art of growing older
    Author: MOORE THOMAS
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Ageless Soul reveals a fresh, optimistic and rewarding path towards ageing. Renowned psychotherapist and bestselling author Thomas Moore shows us that as we grow older we become more distinctive and complex.

    Drawing on stories from his practice as a psychotherapist and teacher, Moore argues for a new vision of ageing and shows readers how to embrace the richness of the experience and how to feel fulfilled as they grow older.

    Thomas Moore is the New York Times bestselling author of Care of the Soul,as well as many other books on enriching your life. At turns he has been a monk, a musician, a university professor, and a psychotherapist. Today he lectures widely on creating a more soulful world and on spirituality.

    Imprint: Simon & Schuster
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • ALL ABOUT LOVE : New Visions
    ALL ABOUT LOVE : New Visions
    HOOKS BELL
    ISBN: 9780060959470
    Title: ALL ABOUT LOVE : New Visions
    Author: HOOKS BELL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The acclaimed first volume in bell hooks' "Love Song to the Nation"

    “The word ‘love' is most often defined as a noun, yet . . . we would all love better if we used it as a verb,” writes bell hooks as she comes out fighting and on fire in All About Love. Here, at her most provocative and intensely personal, bell hooks (renowned scholar, cultural critic, and feminist) skewers our view of love as romance. In its place she offers a proactive new ethic for a people and a society bereft with lovelessness.As bell hooks uses her incisive mind and razor-sharp pen to explore the question “What is love” her answers strike at both the mind and heart. In thirteen concise chapters, hooks examines her own search for emotional connection and society's failure to provide a model for learning to love. Razing the cultural paradigm that the ideal love is infused with sex and desire, she provides a new path to love that is sacred, redemptive, and healing for individuals and for a nation.

    The Utne Reader declared bell hooks one of the “100 Visionaries Who Can Change Your Life.” All About Love is a powerful affirmation of just how profoundly she can.

    Imprint: MORROW
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • ANTHROPOLOGIST ON MARS
    ANTHROPOLOGIST ON MARS
    SACKS OLIVER
    ISBN: 9780330523608
    Title: ANTHROPOLOGIST ON MARS
    Author: SACKS OLIVER
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    As with The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Oliver Sacks uses case studies to illustrate the myriad ways in which neurological conditions can affect our sense of self, our experience of the world, and how we relate to those around us. Writing with his trademark blend of scientific rigour and human compassion, he describes patients such as the colour-blind painter or the surgeon with compulsive tics that disappear in the operating theatre; patients for whom disorientation and alienation – but also adaptation – are inescapable facts of life.

    Imprint: Picador
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • ANY ORDINARY DAY : Blindsides, Resilience and What Happens After the Worst Day of Your Life
    ANY ORDINARY DAY : Blindsides, Resilience and What Happens After the Worst Day of Your Life
    SALES LEIGH
    ISBN: 9781760893637
    Title: ANY ORDINARY DAY : Blindsides, Resilience and What Happens After the Worst Day of Your Life
    Author: SALES LEIGH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    As a journalist, Leigh Sales often encounters people experiencing the worst moments of their lives in the full glare of the media. But one particular string of bad news stories - and a terrifying brush with her own mortality - sent her looking for answers about how vulnerable each of us is to a life-changing event. What are our chances of actually experiencing one? What do we fear most and why? And when the worst does happen, what comes next?

    In this wise and layered book, Leigh talks intimately with people who've faced the unimaginable, from terrorism to natural disaster to simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Expecting broken lives, she instead finds strength, hope, even humour. Leigh brilliantly condenses the cutting-edge research on the way the human brain processes fear and grief, and poses the questions we too often ignore out of awkwardness. Along the way, she offers an unguarded account of her own challenges and what she's learned about coping with life's unexpected blows.

    Warm, candid and empathetic, this book is about what happens when ordinary people, on ordinary days, are forced to suddenly find the resilience most of us don't know we have.

    Imprint: Penguin Books
    RRP: $24.99
    Price: $24.99
  • ART OF REST : How To Find Respite in the Moden Age
    ART OF REST : How To Find Respite in the Moden Age
    HAMMOND CLAUDIA
    ISBN: 9781786892829
    Title: ART OF REST : How To Find Respite in the Moden Age
    Author: HAMMOND CLAUDIA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Much of value has been written about sleep, but rest is different; it is how we unwind, calm our minds and recharge our bodies. The Art of Rest draws on ground-breaking research Claudia Hammond collaborated on: 'The Rest Test', the largest global survey into rest ever undertaken, completed by 18,000 people across 135 different countries. The survey revealed how people get rest and how it is directly linked to your sense of wellbeing.

    Counting down through the top ten activities which people find most restful, Hammond explains why rest matters, examines the science behind the results to establish what really works and offers a roadmap for a new, more restful and balanced life.

    'At a time when our waking lives appear to be more frantic and distracted than ever before, switching off has never been more of a challenge. The Art of Rest equips us with fresh research and information on how to rest more, and rest better, to get the most out of life. Reading it is a rest itself' - MATT HAIG

    Imprint: Allen and Unwin Publishers
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • ARTISTS WAY : A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity
    ARTISTS WAY : A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity
    CAMERON JULIA
    ISBN: 9781788164290
    Title: ARTISTS WAY : A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity
    Author: CAMERON JULIA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Since its first publication, The Artist's Way has inspired the genius of Elizabeth Gilbert, Tim Ferriss and millions of readers to embark on a creative journey and find a deeper connection to process and purpose. Julia Cameron guides readers in uncovering problems and pressure points that may be restricting their creative flow and offers techniques to open up opportunities for self-growth and self-discovery.

    The program begins with Cameron's most vital tools for creative recovery: The Morning Pages and The Artist Date. From there, she shares hundreds of exercises, activities, and prompts to help readers thoroughly explore each chapter.

    A revolutionary programme for personal renewal, The Artist's Way will help get you back on track, rediscover your passions, and take the steps you need to change your life.

    Imprint: SOUVENIR PRESS
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • AUTHENTIC HAPPINESS
    AUTHENTIC HAPPINESS
    SELIGMAN MARTIN
    ISBN: 9781864713022
    Title: AUTHENTIC HAPPINESS
    Author: SELIGMAN MARTIN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    AUTHENTIC HAPPINESS is the first book to examine the mechanisms by which mentally healthy people become happy, and how happy people become very happy. Martin E. Seligman is the international leader of the Positive Psychology Movement. His first trade book, the international bestseller LEARNED OPTIMISM, greatly influenced the way people thought about mental health by bringing the concepts of cognitive psychology to a mass audience. AUTHENTIC HAPPINESS is an even bigger ground-breaker. It represents the first time any scientist has placed value in the study not only of mental illness, but of 'mental wellness'. It's not about curing one's ills, but about exercising one's strengths and virtues in order to achieve what Seligman terms 'authentic happiness'. The life-changing lesson of AUTHENTIC HAPPINESS is that, by assessing the very best in ourselves, we can improve the world around us and achieve new and lasting levels of genuine contentment and joy.

    Imprint: William Heineman
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • AUTHORITY GAP : Why women are still taken less seriously than men, and what we can do about it
    AUTHORITY GAP : Why women are still taken less seriously than men, and what we can do about it
    SIEGHART MARY ANN
    ISBN: 9780857527578
    Title: AUTHORITY GAP : Why women are still taken less seriously than men, and what we can do about it
    Author: SIEGHART MARY ANN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Based on new, original research and interviews with pioneering women including Baroness Hale, Mary Beard and Caitlin Moran, this is a fresh feminist take on how to address and counteract systemic sexism, perfect for fans of Invisible Women.

    Imagine living in a world in which you were routinely patronised by women.

    Imagine having your views ignored or your expertise frequently challenged by them.

    Imagine trying to speak up in a meeting, only to be talked over by female colleagues.

    Imagine subordinates resisting you as a boss, merely because you're a man.

    Imagine being trolled by women on social media for daring to express an opinion.

    Imagine people always addressing the woman you are with before you.

    Now imagine a world in which the reverse of this is true.

    The Authority Gap provides a startling perspective on the unseen bias at work in our everyday lives, to reveal the scale of the gap that still persists between men and women. Marshalling a wealth of data with precision and insight, and including interviews with pioneering women such as Baroness Hale, Mary Beard and Bernadine Evaristo, this is a fresh feminist take on how to address and counteract systemic sexism in ways that benefit us all.

    This book will make you angry, it will make you shake your head in disbelief. But it will also inspire you, as it contains the key to addressing these problems, mapping out the measures we can take, as individuals and society, both to counteract them and to see them for what they are - an irrational but tenacious product of our social conditioning.

    Imprint: Doubleday Publishers
    RRP: $35.00
    Price: $35.00
  • AWAKENINGS
    AWAKENINGS
    SACKS OLIVER
    ISBN: 9780330523677
    Title: AWAKENINGS
    Author: SACKS OLIVER
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'The story of a disease that plunged its victims into a prison of viscous time, and the drug that catapulted them out of it' Guardian

    Hailed as a medical classic, and the subject of a major feature film as well as radio and stage plays and various TV documentaries, Awakenings is the extraordinary account of a group of twenty patients.

    Rendered catatonic by the sleeping-sickness epidemic that swept the world just after the First World War, all twenty had spent forty years in hospital: motionless and speechless; aware of the world around them, but exhibiting no interest in it -- until Dr Sacks administered the then-new drug, L-DOPA, which caused them, temporarily, to awake from their decades-long slumber.


    'Not only a collection of astonishing case histories, Awakenings is also a memoir, a moral essay and a romance. It is a work of genius' Washington Post

    Imprint: Picador
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
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