Calm

Working through life's daily stresses to find a peaceful centre
Author: Fearne Cotton
Publisher: Spring
ISBN: 1409176932
Category: Self-Help
Page: 288
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THE FOLLOW UP TO THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, HAPPY: FINDING JOY IN EVERY DAY AND LETTING GO OF PERFECT 'Calm for me is less about thought and much more about feeling. It is a stillness that allows my lungs to expand like hot air balloons. It is an acceptance of the noise around me. It is a magic alchemy that might last a second or a whole day, where I feel relaxed yet aware; still yet dynamic; open yet protected . . . ' *** In today's always-on world, for many of us it seems impossible to relax, take time out or mute the encircling 'noise'. It is easy to feel trapped in this frenzied state of mind: we are surrounded by negative stories in the press, weighed down by pressures from work, family life or school and subject to constant scrutiny under the all-seeing eye of social media. As a result, mental health illnesses are on the rise in every age group, and more of us than ever before yearn for silence, peace and calm. CALM is Fearne's mission to find the simple things that can inch us away from stress and over to the good stuff. Including expert advice, conversations with wise friends from all walks of life, easy ideas to try, activities to complete - and the little things that have made a difference to her own, sometimes-bumpy life - this book is a friendly reminder that Calm is a place that exists in us all, we just have to find our way back to it.

Happy

Finding joy in every day and letting go of perfect
Author: Fearne Cotton
Publisher: Spring
ISBN: 1409169421
Category: Self-Help
Page: 272
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"This book is a way to release what's going on inside your head and to keep heading towards the good stuff. The simple stuff. The stuff that's going to really hit up that happiness on a deep and nourishing level. Whether you dip into these pages every now and then when you feel you need it, or use it daily as a positive exercise, I hope it brings you much relief, joy and calm. Amen to the pen." - Fearne Cotton For many of us, life can feel like it's moving too fast with pressure bearing down on us from all sides - whether that's from school or work, family or social media. As a result, we find ourselves frazzled, lost and - too often - feeling blue. It's a subject close to Fearne's heart. Drawing on her own experiences and including expert advice, HAPPY offers practical ways of finding joy each and every day. Happiness isn't a mountain to climb, it's just one foot in front of the other on the path of life, and here you'll find little steps that will help make the differences that count. With workbook elements to help you start and end the day well; get in touch with your creative side; and find peace through written exercises, simple practical ideas and visualisations, these are daily tricks and reminders to help you unlock that inner happiness.

Calm: the Journal


Author: Fearne Cotton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781409183136
Category:
Page: 256
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Welcome to CALM The Journal. A place for you to relax, take time out, de-stress and mute the encircling 'noise' of today's always-on world. Dip into its beautiful pages as often and for as long as you like - whilst this book is open it's all about YOU!' *** * You can choose when to start your journal on any day, in any year * Beautifully designed to be ready whenever you are! * Enjoy little prompts to help you let go of anxiety and appreciate the small things that matter most to your wellbeing In Fearne Cotton's CALM: The Journal, discover new ways to get a better perspective on life and creative prompts and motivational musings to help you write a little peace into every day of the year and nurture the calmness within your heart.

Calm

Calm the Mind. Change the World
Author: Michael Acton Smith
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241284503
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 128
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This e-book is a shorter version of the paperback, with the same beautifully designed content excluding the practical exercise pages - perfect to dip in and out, and choose which bits work best for you. Join the Calm revolution. Modern life is hectic and relentless: trains delayed, endless emails filling the inbox, kids squabbling before bedtime... There has never been a more important time to rediscover your pause button. Calm is the book that will show you how to take back a little bit of peace, space and all-important calm. This book contains the simple tools, tricks and habits that will change the rest your life. It is a practical and pleasurable guide to twenty-first century mindfulness. Regular meditation is medically proven to be good for you - it increases focus and creativity, productivity and job satisfaction, mental and even physical health. But in reality most of us don't have time to sit on a cushion with our eyes closed for half an hour every day. And many people associate meditation with hard work and huge lifestyle shifts: you might be imagining Buddhist monks locked in a mountain retreat and living off gruel... This is where Calm comes in. Calm is about simple, achievable habits that work with the demands of your busy life instead of pretending those demands don't exist. Calm does not require specialist training: it uses abilities that every single one of us is born with, like creativity, spontaneity and simply noticing the world around you. Calm is not a set of rules that you need to worry about following or breaking. It is inspirational, practical and non-prescriptive. Onerous, time-consuming meditation might seem out of reach but everyone can achieve calm - including you. Calm combines extracts from fascinating neurological research with wisdom from history's great thinkers and the real-life experiences of individuals across the globe. It demystifies mindfulness and shows you the many simple ways to be mindful while carrying on with your life. It is also a beautifully crafted object, filled with artwork and artistry, that will change your perspective by showing you the pleasures of the world anew. Take a walk with nowhere to go, savour a chocolate on the tip of your tongue, plant a seed, doodle aimlessly, turn off your mobile phone for five short minutes. Smile, breathe and go slowly. Michael Acton Smith has written a game-changing book, one that will finally balance everyone's need for calm with the realities of modern life. Join the Calm revolution. Calm your mind; change your world. Calm.com @calm

Happy?

The Journal (TPB)
Author: Fearne Cotton
Publisher: Orion
ISBN: 9781409176879
Category:
Page: 256
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Cook Happy, Cook Healthy


Author: Fearne Cotton
Publisher: Orion
ISBN: 1409163768
Category: Cooking
Page: 192
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Delicious recipes to make life just that bit healthier and a lot easier. "Most of the food you put in your body should have ingredients that make your skin glow, your hair shine, your body feel energised, your eyes bright and your kids and friends happy. Even the naughty treats can have good stuff in them too! If you love cooking and baking and are happy, like me, to whittle away the hours with spatula in hand then hopefully you'll enjoy my ideas and recipes." - Fearne Cotton Fearne Cotton is one of our best-loved television and radio presenters. She is also a keen healthy baker and young, busy, working mum who has found some great ways to eat well and eat clean. Her first cookbook, Cook Happy, Cook Healthy, is full of easy, fast and healthy recipes for everything from breakfast and speedy suppers to baked treats. Delicious dishes include Quick Granola, Courgette Fritters with Herby Yoghurt Dip, Halloumi and Roasted Beetroot Salad, and Almond and Apricot Biscuits. With an eye to food bills and time-poor households, the ingredients are easy to buy and few in number, and the methods very simple.

A Calm Brain

Unlocking Your Natural Relaxation System
Author: Gayatri Devi
Publisher: Dutton Adult
ISBN: 9780525952695
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 275
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Shares advice on pursuing tranquility in the face of daily chaos, explaining how to harmonize the brain's rational and connected regions to achieve both calm and productivity at work, while parenting, and in interpersonal relationships.

The Little Book of Mindfulness

10 minutes a day to less stress, more peace
Author: Patrizia Collard
Publisher: Gaia
ISBN: 1856753549
Category: Self-Help
Page: 96
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"Everyone should read this. Mindfulness is such a great way to live life to the full." - Amazon Customer "The greatest 'little book' ever! Take my advice, buy it now and you will wonder how you ever managed without it!" - Amazon Customer "Patrizia Collard's depth of experience as a teacher and practitioner shines through. I love this little book!" - Amazon Customer "Great book to pick up if you just have a few minutes a day." - Amazon Customer "I carry it with me everywhere. Lovely little calming book." - Amazon Customer "Delightful little book." - Amazon Customer Mindfulness is the easy way to gently let go of stress and be in the moment. It has fast become the slow way to manage the modern world - without chanting mantras or setting aside hours of time for meditation. Dr Patrizia Collard will show you how to bring simple 5- and 10-minute practices into your day in order to free yourself from stress and, ultimately, find more peace in your life. This beautifully illustrated book will set you and your family on the road of mindfulness so you can lead a more mindful, peaceful and relaxed life. Find long-lasting happiness with The Little Book of Mindfulness! CONTENTS: 1. Being in the Now 2. Accept and Respond 3. Making Your Mind Up 4. Simply Be 5. Mindful Eating 6. Gratitude and Compassion 7. Everyday Mindfulness

Strength in the Storm

Transform Stress, Live in Balance, and Find Peace of Mind
Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press
ISBN: 1586381016
Category: Self-Help
Page: 183
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Discusses how to find peace of mind during stressful times, describing how to slow down and stay in the present, shed anxieties and resentments, strengthen relationships, and stay kind and strong when faced with conflicts.

Calm at Work


Author: Paul Wilson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780140260649
Category: Industrial hygiene
Page: 334
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Feeling stressed at work? If you've ever felt under pressure with the daily grind, this is the book for you. Paul Wilson, the bestselling author of Instant Calm, offers page after page of simple techniques to add calm, overcome stress and help you get what you want from your work. You'll get through the work day feeling relaxed, positive and fulfilled - and able to place work in the context of everything else in your life.

Cook. Eat. Love.


Author: Fearne Cotton
Publisher: Orion
ISBN: 1409169448
Category: Cooking
Page: 224
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When Fearne's not making us laugh onscreen or keeping us company on the radio, you'll find her in the kitchen cooking up a storm. Easy, healthy recipes that are fun to make and delicious to eat - these are the recipes Fearne loves and has become famous for. Recipes she can't wait to share with you, too. With chapters covering fresh and delicious breakfasts to start your day well; simple, sumptuous lunches to enjoy at home and on the run; and comforting dinners that show you how to eat the rainbow, Cook. Eat. Love provides over 100 recipes that will have you eating happily and healthily at every meal time. A pescatarian herself who cooks meat for her family, Fearne includes recipes that can cater for both and be packed with goodness either way. You'll also find plenty of ideas for elevenses, afternoon treats, baked goods and desserts that use plenty of natural ingredients to make those sweet treats guilt-free and just as satisfying. From Thai Coconut Soup to Quick and Healthy Pizzas; Roast Chicken Cashew and Chilli salad to Salted Caramel Chocolate Slice and Beetroot Cupcakes, Cook. Eat. Love is guaranteed to bring joy to your kitchen and beyond.

A Calm Brain

How to Relax into a Stress-Free, High-Powered Life
Author: Gayatri Devi
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101585544
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 288
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A successful life doesn’t mean you have to experience chronic stress. Now, Dr. Gayatri Devi shows in A Calm Brain how you can cultivate an optimal mental and physical state of focused peaceful awareness by tapping into your body’s hard-wired natural relaxation system. Our ancestors used the fight-or-flight mechanism to protect themselves from predators. We use it to fend off daily crises. In a world filled with too many toys, too much technology, and too many choices—how can we possibly keep up? Our bodies have been trained to react to the beeps and alarms of all our different technologies, be it the ever present cell phone, an angry text message, or a frantic voicemail. The result is chronic stress and a learned inability to relax. With a warm, lucid voice, Dr. Devi shares stories from her medical practice of ordinary people—suffering from migraines, neck pain, gastrointestinal upsets, and sleep deprivation— trying to work through life’s difficulties. With practical advice she shows just how to promote a higher “vagal tone,” and delivers the best news yet: you don’t need more drugs. Here are the keys to more tranquil, productive, and enjoyable life. Dr. Devi explores a paradigm shift in our understanding of the brain’s relaxation mechanisms. It is hard for our brains to talk our bodies into feeling calm, but our bodies have strong wiring that makes true enduring calm possible. The body does this through the vagus nerve, a powerful conduit that taps directly into our brain’s built-in relaxation system. This revolutionary science can transform your work life and your home life.

The Relaxation Response


Author: Herbert Benson, M.D.,Miriam Z. Klipper
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061966002
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 240
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For the first time, the ebook includes a video of Dr. Benson teaching how to elicit the relaxation response. This video allows the reader to access his or her innate capacity to counteract the harmful effects of stress. When Dr. Herbert Benson introduced this simple, effective, mind/body approach to relieving stress forty years ago, his book became an instant national bestseller. Since that time, millions of people have learned the secret — without high-priced lectures or prescription medicines. The Relaxation Response has become the classic reference recommended by most health care professionals and authorities to treat stress. Discovered by Dr. Benson and his colleagues in the laboratories of Harvard Medical School and its teaching hospitals, this revitalizing, therapeutic approach is now routinely recommended to treat patients suffering from heart conditions, high blood pressure, chronic pain, insomnia, and many other physical and psychological ailments. It requires only minutes to learn, and just ten minutes of practice a day.

The Anxiety Journal

Exercises to soothe stress and eliminate anxiety wherever you are
Author: Corinne Sweet
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0752266268
Category: Medical
Page: N.A
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While some forms of anxiety are natural, even helpful, anxiety disorders can lead you into a spiral of stress and worry, and interfere with your everyday life. Practical, supportive and uplifting, this is a journal for anyone who struggles with anxiety, whether in the form of phobias, social anxiety, generalized anxiety (GAD) or day-to-day worrying. Beautifully illustrated by Marcia Mihotich, The Anxiety Journal by Corinne Sweet encourages you to use CBT techniques and mindfulness exercises to help you better understand your anxiety and help you to achieve peace and calm. Whether you're awake at 4am unable to turn off those racing thoughts, or struggling to get yourself together before a presentation, The Anxiety Journal will help to soothe stress and reduce worry, identify negative thought-cycles, and provide you with techniques to combat anxiety wherever you are.

The Worry-Free Mind

Train Your Brain, Calm the Stress Spin Cycle, and Discover a Happier, More Productive You
Author: Carol Kershaw,Bill Wade
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
ISBN: 1632659255
Category: Self-Help
Page: 208
View: 1895

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The brain’s superpowers have been discovered by neuroscience. Your genius mind knows how to make your brain dissolve worry and stay in your best internal states longer. The result is a life full of possibility. The Worry-Free Mind shows you how to decipher the architecture of your model of reality, shift it to a newer version, and overcome your tendency to worry every day. With the powerful tools it offers, you can access your inner resources, lower stress, calm your reactive mind, feel cheerier, and create a dynamic flow. Can you imagine a day without worry and how productive you could be with the extra time you would have? By learning to shift and condition your internal state and set up your environment to support the changes you want to make, you can accomplish anything you want. The Worry-Free Mind will show you how to: Unleash your brain’s superpowers in minutes. Shatter the illusions that keep you in a constant state of worry. Recondition your mind to a new state of being. Discover how your brain chemistry works to tap into natural bliss. Shift your internal states to change your biology.

The Best Friends' Guide to Life


Author: Fearne Cotton,Holly Willoughby
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0091935407
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 288
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Fearne Cotton and Holly Willoughby are two TV and radio presenters at the top of their game. With high-profile, prime-time TV and radio slots, they broadcast to millions every week. Off-screen they are best mates and in The Best Friends' Guide to Life they join forces to create the ultimate guide for girls. Encapsulating all the style, glamour and aspiration of their own lives, this book will be a godsend for any young girl pondering such things as relationships, the importance of mates, getting their own pad, working life and building a career, fashion, style and beauty, and generally having a fabulous life! Beautifully designed and illustrated with gorgeous colour photographs throughout, Fearne and Holly share secrets, stories and gossip from their own lives and give readers no end of ideas, tips and advice on how to live life to the full and remain gorgeous and confident throughout.

Mindfulness (Kindle Enhanced Edition)

A Practical Guide to Peace in a Frantic World
Author: Mark Williams,Danny Penman
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780748131419
Category: Self-Help
Page: 256
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MINDFULNESS reveals a set of simple yet powerful practices that can be incorporated into daily life to help break the cycle of unhappiness, stress, anxiety and mental exhaustion and promote genuine joie de vivre. It's the kind of happiness that gets into your bones. It seeps into everything you do and helps you meet the worst that life can throw at you with new courage. The book is based on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). MBCT revolves around a straightforward form of mindfulness meditation which takes just a few minutes a day for the full benefits to be revealed. MBCT has been clinically proven to be at least as effective as drugs for depression and it is recommended by the UK's National Institute of Clinical Excellence - in other words, it works. More importantly it also works for people who are not depressed but who are struggling to keep up with the constant demands of the modern world. MINDFULNESS focuses on promoting joy and peace rather than banishing unhappiness. It's precisely focused to help ordinary people boost their happiness and confidence levels whilst also reducing anxiety, stress and irritability. This enhanced ebook includes audio meditations read by Professor Mark Williams, which may only be played on compatible devices.

The Practice

Simple Tools for Managing Stress, Finding Inner Peace, and Uncovering Happiness
Author: Barb Schmidt
Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.
ISBN: 0757317987
Category: Self-Help
Page: 176
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The mind has a way of interfering with personal happiness, often causing stress and doubt. Getting in touch with one's inner source of peace and following its guidance over the mind's often-unfounded concerns requires training and discipline. Knowing this truth intimately, Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life Founder Barb Schmidt developed a three-part spiritual discipline called The Practice. The Practice is a toolkit to be used throughout the day to guide people who are looking for confidence, less stress, and deeper meaning along life's path. These tools are a compilation of the great Truths taught by authentic teachers and masters throughout the centuries from various religious and spiritual traditions. In the first three chapters of The Practice, readers are guided through the daily routine: Waking Up, Living Present, and Letting Go. Beginning with a morning meditation, a thread of peace is followed over the course of the day through the repetition of a sacred mantra, practicing focused attention, reading for inspiration, and reflecting on the day. In the concluding chapter, readers are provided with an opportunity to deepen their experience of The Practice with engaging exercises.

This Naked Mind

Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happiness & Change Your Life
Author: Annie Grace
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0525537236
Category: Self-Help
Page: 272
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This Naked Mind has ignited a movement across the country, helping thousands of people forever change their relationship with alcohol. Many people question whether drinking has become too big a part of their lives, and worry that it may even be affecting their health. But, they resist change because they fear losing the pleasure and stress-relief associated with alcohol, and assume giving it up will involve deprivation and misery. This Naked Mind offers a new, positive solution. Here, Annie Grace clearly presents the psychological and neurological components of alcohol use based on the latest science, and reveals the cultural, social, and industry factors that support alcohol dependence in all of us. Packed with surprising insight into the reasons we drink, this book will open your eyes to the startling role of alcohol in our culture, and how the stigma of alcoholism and recovery keeps people from getting the help they need. With Annie's own extraordinary and candid personal story at its heart, this book is a must-read for anyone who drinks. This Naked Mind will give you freedom from alcohol. It removes the psychological dependence so that you will not crave alcohol, allowing you to easily drink less (or stop drinking). With clarity, humor, and a unique blend of science and storytelling, This Naked Mind will open the door to the life you have been waiting for. "You have given me my live back." --Katy F., Albuquerque, New Mexico "This is an inspiring and groundbreaking must-read. I am forever inspired and changed." --Kate S., Los Angeles, California "The most selfless and amazing book that I have ever read." --Bernie M., Dublin, Ireland

Breath Perception

A Daily Guide to Stress Relief, Mindfulness, and Inner Peace
Author: Barbara Ann Kipfer
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1629148830
Category: Self-Help
Page: 320
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A daily guide to harnessing the amazing power of breath. Breath Perception is your companion to understanding the power of breath and using it as a tool to improve your physical and mental health. Partly because we take breath for granted and do not “work” with it, we are somewhat unaware of the potential it holds to reduce stress, change metabolism, and increase our supply of energy. Breath Perception presents 261 simple exercises—one for every Monday through Friday—for using breath to attain greater well-being. On each page is a daily exercise followed by a “wake-up call,” bits of wisdom to inspire you and enrich your meditation. Develop compassion, gratitude, and forgiveness while de-stressing, lowering your blood pressure, and building up your immune system. Yes, simple breathing has the power to do all of that and more! Sleep better at night, concentrate better at work, and connect better with loved ones at home. Once you learn to harness the power of breath, you’ll find that it serves you wherever you are, in whatever situations you find yourself. Smartly packaged and attractively designed, Breath Perception is perfect for anyone who wants to give the gift of well-being or who is looking for a way to enrich a yoga or meditation practice.