Book Favorites for your Mental Health – June Edition

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Build Your Confidence by Tara Ward

Use mindfulness and meditation to boost self-esteem


Unlock the confidence within you with this practical workbook. 

Build Your Confidence offers a seven-step personal development programme to improve your self-esteem. Through a series of techniques and enjoyable exercises, this book will arm you will the tools you need to plot out your own path to confidence as you go about your daily life. 


• An exclusive audio link to guided meditations

• Mindful exercises in every chapter

• A plan for confidence for you to fill in

• Mini-meditations designs to make you feel good – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually

Designed to be dipped into as and when you need a confidence boost, this highly practical self-help handbook will provide concrete results.

A Guide to Happiness by Tara Ward

Using Mindfulness and Meditation


Embark on a journey to happiness and fulfillment in seven simple steps

A Guide to Happiness is a seven-step personal development programme that will help you rediscover your zest for life. The techniques and exercises in this book are designed to help you plot out your own way to happiness in small, actionable steps. 

• Includes mindful exercises in every chapter

• Features plans for health and happiness for you to fill in

• Includes an exclusive audio link so you can listen to guided meditations 

Say goodbye to stress and the perils of feeling low as you set off on a deeply satisfying personal journey.

Slay Your Dragons With Compassion by Malcolm Stern

Ten Ways to Thrive Even When It Feels Impossible


When psychotherapist Malcom Stern’s daughter Melissa committed suicide in 2014, he experienced every parent’s worst nightmare and his grief made him challenge every aspect of his work and life. It thrust his growth forward in ways he never thought possible, and Slay Your Dragons With Compassion is the culmination of this process.

The book, which includes many practices, is the distillation of over 30 years’ experience in the therapy room and shows us that meaning can exist even in the worst tragedy. There is revelation, insight, struggle, devastation and winning through against all odds in these stories of ordinary people facing extraordinary challenges. The reader will be transported into the powerful atmosphere of the therapy room and be inspired to make courageous changes in their own life.

Advance Praise

‘This invaluable book shows how unconditional acceptance and the power of awareness can help transcend suffering and bring about redemption and healing.’ – Eckhart Tolle

‘This book is an inspiration.’ – Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love

‘Moving and inspiring, filled with humane wisdom that is both tender and compassionately tough.’ – Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart 

‘Even in his darkest moments [Malcolm] is willing to face his dragons head on… knowing that ultimately it was only himself that he was facing every time he ran into a so-called dragon.’ – Craig David, musician

The 21-Day Intermittent Fasting Weight Loss Plan by Andy DeSantis, RD, MPH

Recipes, Meal Plans, and Exercises for a Healthier You


Fasting for weight loss—a simple, effective, and satisfying plan for your health

Fasting is a practice with ancient roots, and its health benefits are enjoyed by people all over the world. Discover the benefits for yourself with The 21-Day Intermittent Fasting Weight Loss Plan. This easy-to-follow plan, complete with healthy recipes, shows you how to begin your intermittent fasting practice—and how regular breaks from food can support your health and weight loss goals.

Learn more about the science of intermittent fasting and why this dynamic tool can help you lose weight and improve your quality of life. Explore three daily and three weekly intermittent fasting types, each between 12 and 36 hours long, and find out how to implement them for your unique body and lifestyle. This complete guide even includes a wide variety of nourishing recipes for breakfast, soups and salads, veggie and meat mains, snacks, and fast-friendly drinks.

The 21-Day Intermittent Fasting Weight Loss Plan includes:

Customizable choices—The flexible 21-day fasting plan includes weekly schedules for each of the six intermittent fasting styles, giving you plenty of ways to mix and match.75+ flavorful recipess—Stay nourished with wholesome recipes like Fresh Pea & Mint Soup with Greek Yogurt, Honey Sesame Salmon with Bok Choy, Blueberry-Green Tea Smoothie, and many more.Plan to get moving—A variety of cardio and bodyweight exercises with easy-to-follow illustrations help you combine intermittent fasting and physical activity for better results.

Embrace fasting and enjoy your meals more than ever with The 21-Day Intermittent Fasting Weight Loss Plan.

Older and Wider by Jenny Eclair

A Survivor’s Guide to the Menopause


‘If you’re after an in-depth medical or psychological insight into the menopause, I’m afraid you’ve opened the wrong book – I’m not a doctor . . . However, I am a woman and I do know how it feels to be menopausal, so this book is written from experience and the heart and I hope it makes you laugh and feel better.’ JE

Older and Wider is Jenny Eclair’s hilarious, irreverent and refreshingly honest compendium of the menopause. From C for Carb-loading and G for Getting Your Shit Together to I for Invisibility and V for Vaginas, Jenny’s whistle-stop tour of the menopause in all its glory will make you realise that it really isn’t just you. Jenny will share the surprising lessons she has learnt along the way as well as her hard-won tips on the joy of cardigans, dealing with the empty nest (get a lodger) and keeping the lid on the pressure cooker of your temper (count to twenty, ten is never enough).

As Jenny says, ‘I can’t say that I’ve emerged like a beautiful butterfly from some hideous old menopausal chrysalis and it would be a lie to say that I’ve found the ‘old me’ again. But what I have found is the ‘new me’ – and you know what? I’m completely cool with that.’

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