• Art of Gathering
    Art of Gathering
    We spend our lives gathering - first in classrooms and then in meetings, weddings, conferences and away days. Yet so many of us spend this time in underwhelming moments that fail to engage us, inspire us, or connect us. We've all sat in meetings where people talk past each other or go through the motions and others which galvanize a team and remind everyone why they first took the job. We've been to weddings that were deeply moving and others that were run-of-the-mill and simply faded away.

    Why do some moments take off and others fizzle? What's the difference between the gatherings that inspire you and the ones that don't?

    In The Art of Gathering, Priya Parker gets to the heart of these questions and reveals how to design a transformative gathering. An expert on organizing successful gatherings whether in conference centres or her living room, Parker shows us how to create moving, magical, mind-changing experiences - even in spaces where we've come to expect little.

    ISBN: 9780241973837
    Publication date: 17/05/2018
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Parker, Priya
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Art of Japanese Living
    Art of Japanese Living
    Learn the Japanese secrets to finding calm, contentment and happiness. With its roots in Buddhist thinking, Japanese culture is known for its sincere and mindful approach to life. From ikigai (finding your purpose) to ikebana (the art of flower arranging), Japanese ways offer the wider world the promise of peacefulness and inspiration. Discover all these things and more inside this beautiful volume. Including tips on mindfulness and clear thought, finding contentment, and doing more with less, this book will be your guide to the land of the rising sun, and help you to live a rich, joyful and thoughtful life. SELLING POINTS: With the rise in popularity of mindful living, more people are inspired and fascinated by Japanese culture. This beautiful lifestyle book is packed with stunning photographs, tips and guidance, encapsulating the essential practices of Japan.

    ISBN: 9781787830301
    Publication date: 10/10/2019
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Peters, Jo
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $34.99
  • Art of Life Admin
    Art of Life Admin
    Every day, an unseen form of labour creeps into our lives, stealing precious moments of free time, placing a strain on our schedules, our relationships and our sanity, and recouping neither appreciation nor compensation in return.This labour is admin - the kind of secretarial and managerial work necessary to run a life and a household- from scheduling doctor's appointments to planning a wedding, researching schools, filling out paperwork and paying bills. In The Art of Life Admin, Elizabeth Emens reveals the insidious nature of these tasks that pile up in the margins of our lives, dismissed as trivial or insignificant, unrecognized and unrewarded. In a compelling, and wholly original manner, Emens tackles the problem of admin in all its guises, explores how this form of labour is created, how it affects our lives and how we might avoid, reduce and redistribute admin whenever possible.Drawing on her own personal struggle with admin and the stories of others, Emens offers a valuable new perspective into how we - through individual and societal choices, changes in law and policy, creation of market alternatives and increased awareness in the workplace - can take back control of our time, once and for all.Reading this book should be at the top of your To Do list.

    ISBN: 9780241972496
    Publication date: 03/01/2019
    Price: $38.00
    Author: Emens, Elizabeth
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $38.00
  • Art of Making Memories How to Create and Remember Happy Moments
    Art of Making Memories How to Create and Remember Happy Moments
    Every year, we are given a fixed number of days. Some days pass us by without leaving a trace and some days we remember forever.

    Do you remember your first kiss? Or how the first rays of the spring sun feel? Or how about the best meal you ever had?These memorable experiences are characterized by intensity of perception, depth of feeling, or sense of profound significance causing them to stand out in our mind and involve a heightened sense of wonder and awe.

    But what ingredients produce these happy memories? Why is it that a piece of music, a smell, a taste can take us back to something we had forgotten? And can we learn to create happy memories and be better at holding on to them?

    Combining research on happiness and mnemonics (learning techniques that aids memory retention or retrieval) Meik Wiking explores how peak experiences are made, stored and remembered. Using data and diaries, interviews, global surveys and studies, and conducting real-life behavioural science and happiness experiments, The Happiness Research Institute will answer how we can we create perfect moments. Moments that will go down in history. Moments that will shape who we are.

    ISBN: 9780241376058
    Publication date: 19/09/2019
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Wiking, Meik
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $35.00
  • Art of Rest How to Find Respite in the Modern Age
    Art of Rest How to Find Respite in the Modern Age
    Today busyness has become a badge of honour. We want to say we're busy, yet at the same time we feel exhausted. Instead we should start taking rest seriously as a method of self-care and this book can help us to work out how.

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

    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.

    ISBN: 9781786892836
    Publication date: 05/12/2019
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Hammond, Claudia
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.99
  • Art of Simple Living
    Art of Simple Living
    The road to a balanced and meaningful life is different for each of us, and in such a busy world we can often lose sight of what that actually means.

    In THE ART OF SIMPLE LIVING, you'll find a collection of exercises that will show you how to simplify your life, and reflections that will help you to appreciate the "little things" that often pass us by.



    From tips on letting go of negativity, to appreciating the relaxation of a warm bath, this book will be your gentle guide to a more manageable and meaningful life.

    ISBN: 9780753733790
    Publication date: 04/07/2019
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Gauding, Madonna
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $19.99
  • Art of Sleeping
    Art of Sleeping
    The secret to sleeping better at night for a happier, calmer, more successful day.

    The Art of Sleeping takes the reader on a journey that starts with finding your sleep base and identifies the issues that are contributing to their lack of slumber.

    Using the author's personal experience, the latest scientific research, and expert advice, The Art of Sleeping will work through the three key pillars of a good night's sleep: behaviour, environment and diet (BED).

    By the end of the book, readers will be equipped with greater knowledge and techniques to aid sleep and relaxation and live a happier, calmer and more successful life.

    ISBN: 9780008339364
    Publication date: 21/10/2019
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Hobson, Rob
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Art of the Wasted Day
    Art of the Wasted Day
    A sharp and unconventional book - a swirl of memoir, travelogue and biography of some of history's champion day-dreamers." -Maureen Corrigan, "Fresh Air" A spirited inquiry into the lost value of leisure and daydream The Art of the Wasted Day is a picaresque travelogue of leisure written from a lifelong enchantment with solitude. Patricia Hampl visits the homes of historic exemplars of ease who made repose a goal, even an art form. She begins with two celebrated eighteenth-century Irish ladies who ran off to live a life of "retirement" in rural Wales. Her search then leads to Moravia to consider the monk-geneticist, Gregor Mendel, and finally to Bordeaux for Michel Montaigne--the hero of this book--who retreated from court life to sit in his chateau tower and write about whatever passed through his mind, thus inventing the personal essay. Hampl's own life winds through these pilgrimages, from childhood days lazing under a neighbor's beechnut tree, to a fascination with monastic life, and then to love--and the loss of that love which forms this book's silver thread of inquiry. Finally, a remembered journey down the Mississippi near home in an old cabin cruiser with her husband turns out, after all her international quests, to be the great adventure of her life. The real job of being human, Hampl finds, is getting lost in thought, something only leisure can provide. The Art of the Wasted Day is a compelling celebration of the purpose and appeal of letting go.

    ISBN: 9780143132882
    Publication date: 18/04/2019
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Hampl, Patricia
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Art of Witch
    Art of Witch
    The Art of Witch moves beyond the bells, whistles, tools and potions and enters into a new wave of spiritual mastery for the modern age.

    Join Fiona Horne as she guides you through what it really means to be a witch and how to create real power from every day witchcraft and rituals in order to live a sacred life.

    Blending ancient principles and virtues with modern technics the Art of Witch is a manifesto for every woman who wants to get more from life and make magick.

    Get better at living a magickal life

    Master the art of true transformation

    Perfect the craft of witches' resilience

    Finding strength within your own Coven

    Trust the magick inside you.

    ISBN: 9781925682830
    Publication date: 01/06/2019
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Horne, Fiona
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Asshole Survival Guide
    Asshole Survival Guide
    From the international bestselling expert on dealing with assholes

    'With cutting-edge research and real-life examples that are thought-provoking and often hilarious, this is an indispensable resource'
    Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project

    'At last someone has provided clear steps for rejecting, dejecting, deflecting, and deflating the jerks who blight our lives. Better still, that someone is the great Bob Sutton, which ensures that the information is useful, evidence-based, and fun to read'
    Robert Cialdini, author of Influence and Pre-Suasion

    'If only Bob Sutton's book had been available to help me deal with the full complement of 1st-class assholes I've encountered in my 50-year professional life. No names shall be mentioned'
    Tom Peters, co-author of In Search of Excellence

    Being around assholes, whether at work or elsewhere, can damage performance and affect wellbeing: having one asshole in a team has been shown to reduce performance by 30 to 40%, and research shows that rudeness spreads like a common cold. In The Asshole Survival Guide, Stanford professor Robert Sutton offers practical advice on identifying and tackling any kind of asshole - based on research into groups from uncivil civil servants to French bus drivers, and 8,000 emails that he has received on asshole behaviour.

    With expertise and humour, he provides a cogent and methodical game-plan to fight back. First, he sets out the asshole audit, to find out what kind of asshole needs dealing with, and asshole detection strategies. Then he reveals field-tested, sometimes surprising techniques, from asshole avoidance and asshole taxes, to mind-tricks and the art of love bombing. Finally, he explains the dangers of asshole blindness - when the problem might be yours truly.

    Readers will learn how to handle assholes - in the workplace and beyond - once and for all!

    ISBN: 9780241299005
    Publication date: 30/08/2018
    Price: $24.00
    Author: Sutton, Robert I.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
  • Astrology
    Astrology
    Find out how to use your birth horoscope to enhance and transform every area of your life.

    In Astrology, you'll see how to cast and read your own birth chart; how to interpret the zodiac signs, the sun, moon and other planets, and the astrological houses to better understand yourself and your place in the world around you.

    The book sets out the key principles of astrology, offers psychological insights, and then pinpoints ways you can use it as a form of self-help. This ancient art can help you improve many different areas of your life - from your personal and professional relationships to your health, wealth, and wellbeing.

    You'll also see how astrology can help you when you need it most, with practical advice about handling life's key moments, including changing jobs, starting a family, coping with financial difficulty, or facing retirement.

    Written in plain language and with sample case studies and beautiful graphics, Astrology is your essential guide to navigating all of life's challenges and opportunities.

    ISBN: 9780241255520
    Publication date: 03/09/2018
    Price: $40.00
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $40.00
  • Authentic Happiness
    Authentic Happiness
    Authentic Happiness examines the mechanisms by which mentally healthy people become happy, and how happy people become very happy. 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.

    ISBN: 9781864713022
    Publication date: 02/05/2011
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Seligman, Martin
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.99
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