• Being Mortal Illness Medicine and What Matters in the End
    Being Mortal Illness Medicine and What Matters in the End
    For most of human history, death was a common, ever-present possibility. It didn't matter whether you were five or fifty - every day was a roll of the dice. But now, as medical advances push the boundaries of survival further each year, we have become increasingly detached from the reality of being mortal. So here is a book about the modern experience of mortality - about what it's like to get old and die, how medicine has changed this and how it hasn't, where our ideas about death have gone wrong. With his trademark mix of perceptiveness and sensitivity, Atul Gawande outlines a story that crosses the globe, as he examines his experiences as a surgeon and those of his patients and family, and learns to accept the limits of what he can do. Never before has aging been such an important topic. The systems that we have put in place to manage our mortality are manifestly failing; but, as Gawande reveals, it doesn't have to be this way. The ultimate goal, after all, is not a good death, but a good life - all the way to the very end. Published in partnership with the Wellcome Collection, a free visitor destination that explores the connections between medicine, life and art.

    ISBN: 9781846685828
    Publication date: 01/07/2015
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Gawande, Atul
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Better a Surgeons Notes on Performance
    Better a Surgeons Notes on Performance
    The struggle to perform well is universal, but nowhere is this drive to do better more important than in medicine. In his new book, Atul Gawande explores how doctors strive to close the gap between best intentions and best performance in the face of obstacles that sometimes seem insurmountable. His vivid stories take us to battlefield surgical tents in Iraq, to a polio outbreak in India and to malpractice courtrooms around the country. He discusses the ethical dilemmas of doctors' participation in lethal injections, examines the influence of money on modern medicine and recounts the astoundingly contentious history of hand-washing. Finally, he gives a brutally honest insight into life as a practising surgeon. Unflinching but compassionate, Gawande's investigation into medical professionals and their progression from good to great provides a detailed blueprint for success that can be used by everyone.

    ISBN: 9781861976574
    Publication date: 27/03/2008
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Gawande, Atul
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Big Ideas the Little Book of Psychology
    Big Ideas the Little Book of Psychology
    The Little Book of Psychology clearly explains more than 100 groundbreaking ideas in this fascinating field of science. How does the brain remember faces? What makes us choose one decision over another? Where does language come from?

    With the use of powerful and easy-to-follow images, quotations from all the major thinkers, and explanations that are easily understandable, this book demystifies hard-to-grasp concepts and shows how these have shaped our knowledge of the human mind. All the schools of psychology are covered from cognitive to behavioural psychology making this ideal for students or for anyone with a general interest in this popular area.

    If you're fascinated by the human mind then The Little Book of Psychology will get you thinking in this brand new portable format.

    ISBN: 9780241341285
    Publication date: 07/06/2018
    Price: $21.00
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.00
  • Big Little Book of Resilience
    Big Little Book of Resilience
    Most of us set out quietly hoping for, and secretly expecting, to live a happy, successful and healthy life. But life doesn't always go to plan. The Big Little Book of Resilience is about developing flexibility, acceptance and self-compassion when those plans go awry. In this beautifully illustrated book, Matthew Johnstone guides the reader to an understanding of how resilience plays a key role in wellbeing. He offers an accessible roadmap to developing and maintaining resilience and how it can help you overcome and learn from difficult life events.

    ISBN: 9781742614328
    Publication date: 01/02/2015
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Johnstone, Matthew
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Blink of an Eye: How I Died and Started Living
    Blink of an Eye: How I Died and Started Living
    At the age of 38, Rikke Schmidt Kjaergaard, a Danish scientist, wife and mother of three, is struck down by an acute bout of bacterial meningitis. She awakes from a coma in intensive care to find herself completely paralysed, unable to show she is conscious except by blinking her eye. It becomes her only form of communication as in the months that follow, Kjaergaard's husband Peter sits beside her helping to interpret every eye movement. She struggles with every basic of life - painfully learning how to breathe, move, eat and speak again. Despite being given a five per cent chance of survival, she works intensively to recover and achieve every small breakthrough.

    THE BLINK OF AN EYE is a celebration of love and family and every little thing that matters when life is in the balance - written by a scientist uniquely able to describe her physical and mental journey to recovery.

    ISBN: 9781473669390
    Publication date: 24/01/2019
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Kjaergaard, Rikke Schmidt
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Bloated Belly Whisperer Learn the Secret Language of Digestive Distress and Tame Your Troubled Tummy Once and For All
    Bloated Belly Whisperer Learn the Secret Language of Digestive Distress and Tame Your Troubled Tummy Once and For All
    With 50 recipes from former Bon Appetit editor and cookbook author Kristine Kidd

    Bloating: ugh. About the most common complaint they get from patients, according to gastroenterologists. But Tamara Duker Freuman, a highly trained and sought-after nutritionist, knows something many doctors don't: every unhappy belly is unhappy in its own way. That's why Tamara's clients call her "The Bloated Belly Whisperer," and for good reason-for many years she's successfully helped her clients accurately describe their symptoms, and find a course of treatment that delivers rapid and lasting relief.

    In this book, Tamara guides readers through the same steps she would use in a consultation, first with a quiz to help them hone in on their specific symptoms, and then by discussing the latest research and patient stories to offer dozens of solutions that will reduce abdominal bloating in a week or less by:

    * Helping identify the specific cause of bloating
    * Equiping readers with the right terminology and questions to take to their next doctor's visit
    * Teaching the most effective dietary remedies for each particular brand of bloating
    * Laying out the tools and healthy practices to end abdominal distress and bloating once and for all

    ISBN: 9781250195234
    Publication date: 27/12/2018
    Price: $44.99
    Author: Freuman, Tamara Duker
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $44.99
  • Bloodstone Runes
    Bloodstone Runes
    Bring new energy to your divination, magic, and meditation practices with runes. Discover the unique power of these sacred runic symbols--the magical language of the northern gods. Carved into bloodstone (Heliotrope), these exquisite runes are magical as well as beautiful.

    ISBN: 9780738720845
    Publication date: 08/04/2010
    Price: $52.99
    Author: Lo Scarabeo
    Format: Not Applicable
    Price: $52.99
  • Blue Day Book
    Blue Day Book
    A completely fresh and utterly charming reimagining of the modern classic Blue Day Book.

    Twenty years after its first printing, Bradley Trevor Greive's New York Times bestseller The Blue Day Book has become a modern classic that brings smiles to readers around the world. And because we all still have bad days now and then, the time is right for a commemorative twentieth anniversary edition, featuring revised text, a new foreword, and exquisite illustrations by celebrated French-American artist, Claire Keane.

    With an adorable new hero, Elephant, whom we join on a deeply emotional life-journey that is familiar to us all, Keane's wonderful images and BTG's witty and inspirational text are designed to lift the spirits of anyone who's got the blues. No one can read this this book without smiling: it's guaranteed.

    We all have our bad days - they are an intrinsic part of being human. The solution is to see each incident in perspective, recognize that our feelings of failure and loss are neither unique nor enduring, acknowledge the absurdities of our existence, and glory in the potential we all have. In fewer than one hundred sentences The Blue Day Book conveys this message with great compassion and humour, taking us through the complete evolution of a blue day - what it feels like, what causes it, how to get over it.

    The Blue Day Book has sold more than 2 million copies in Australia alone, and over 13 million in 115 countries worldwide.

    ISBN: 9780733339837
    Publication date: 01/04/2019
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Greive, Bradley Trevor
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $25.00
  • Body in Balance Qigong Healing at Any Age with Energy, Breath, Movement, and 50 Nourishing Recipes
    Body in Balance Qigong Healing at Any Age with Energy, Breath, Movement, and 50 Nourishing Recipes
    A fifth-generation practitioner of medical qigong, Master FaXiang Hou has dedicated a lifetime of study to women?s health. Qigong is the traditional Chinese practice of low-impact body movement based on the ancient theory that the beneficial flow of energy-or "qi"-through the body restores vitality and regulates the functions of the mind, body, and breath. Drawing on centuries-old knowledge, the practice protects against disease and other complications that arise when the meridians through which energy flows are blocked.This guide contains qigong exercises with photo instructions, as well as mindful breathing techniques, acupressure, herbal remedies, a seasonal fasting plan, and 50 delicious healing recipes, including Ma Po Tofu and Lotus Root and Asian Pear Stir-Fry. Master Hou teaches women at any stage in their lives how to manage their internal energy, awaken their own powers of self-healing, and gain insight into the deep connections within their bodies. Women seeking in natural solutions to sleeping soundly, strengthening the immune system, thriving during childbearing years, taking menopause in stride, and achieving overall wellness in their lives will find answers here.

    ISBN: 9781635651737
    Publication date: 17/09/2018
    Price: $37.00
    Author: Prevention, Editors Of
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Bolder Life Lessons from People Older and Wiser Than You
    Bolder Life Lessons from People Older and Wiser Than You
    Bolderis on a mission to change perceptions about growing older. Old age tends to conjure up visions of loneliness, rocking chairs and possibly some tea and biscuits. But this book captures a journey to find people aged 70 and older who make old age look appealing or even - gasp! - fun.

    This book is full of real people, not acting anything like their media-prescribed age, telling their inspirational stories. One of the stories in the book features a woman who fell in love and married, aged 82. Another centres around a man who swims a mile in the Mediterranean Sea every morning, aged 85. From well-known names including Zandra Rhodes, Barbara Hulanicki and Michel Roux, to lesser-known people who will become your new heroes, you won't be able to put this book down. Nearly all of the interviewees are still working or creating in some way. And so many of them cite the happiest time of life as now, not then.

    This book champions people over the age of 70 who are still creating, inspiring or working, and the goal is to change perceptions about growing older. Chapters tackle the eternal themes of Success, Love & Sex, Happiness, Family, Health & Fitness, Style & Beauty, Work, Friends, Regrets and Death. Full of surprises and hilarity from 28 people who are anything but invisible, Bolder is full of life lessons that everyone can learn from.

    ISBN: 9781784882563
    Publication date: 01/09/2019
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Cathcart, Helen
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $27.99
  • Book of Overthinking: How to Stop the Cycle of Worry
    Book of Overthinking: How to Stop the Cycle of Worry
    The word overthinking is often used these days instead of 'worrying'. It's also known as ruminating and it's a form of anxiety - statistics show that about one in five people suffer from it.

    Psychologist Gwendoline Smith uses her broad scientific knowledge and experience to explain in clear and simple language the concepts of positive and negative overthinking, the myths of worry and the What If Cycle.

    She helps you understand what's going on in your head, using lots of examples and anecdotes, and she offers powerful strategies to help you overcome these issues.

    Based on Cognitive Behavioural Theory, this book will help you in all the key areas of relationships, work and money.

    ISBN: 9781988547374
    Publication date: 01/06/2020
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Smith, Gwendoline
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Born for Love Why Empathy Is Essential--and Endangered
    Born for Love Why Empathy Is Essential--and Endangered
    "Bruce Perry is both a world-class creative scientist and a compassionate therapist." -Mary Pipher, author of Reviving Ophelia Born for Love is the definitive book on empathy. Renowned psychiatrist Bruce Perry has appeared on Oprah, CNN, National Public Radio's All Things Considered, and other programs as an expert in this hot area of neuroscience, and has been cited as such in Newsweek, the New York Times, and The New Yorker (in a story written by Malcolm Gladwell). He and co-writer Maia Szalavitz explore empathy's startling importance in human evolution and its significance for our children and our society. The authors of The Boy Who was Raised as a Dog present a powerful case that love is essential...and endangered.

    ISBN: 9780061656798
    Publication date: 01/04/2011
    Price: $38.99
    Author: Perry, Bruce D.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.99
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