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Spinning the Warp: A personal story

Spinning the Warp: A personal storyby Judith H Morrison. TOO TABOO to talk about? Shouldn't have been. From an idyllic early childhood and academic success, the course of the author's life changed in her late twenties following a few hours wait in casualty. What followed were family illnesses, bereavements and disability. In…

The Book of Ayurveda: A Guide to Personal Wellbeing

The Book of Ayurveda: A Guide to Personal Wellbeingby Judith H Morrison. A practical, modern guide to using this ancient healing system of India for personal health and vitality. Ayurveda defines your likely patterns of health and ill-health by assessing your body type. The book presents a lifestyle guide tailored to the individual, based on the…

The Ayurveda Lifestyle Workbook: An easy introduction to using Ayurveda in Western daily life

The Ayurveda Lifestyle Workbook: An easy introduction to using Ayurveda in Western daily lifeby Judith H Morrison. The Workbook is based on materials the author used at introductory workshops on Ayurveda. It is used with her book, The Book of Ayurveda: A guide to personal wellbeing. Working through the readings, exercises and assessments in both books will enable you to start seeing…

Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life

Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your LifeAchieving Optimal Health and Wellness through Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine and Western Science by Dr Claudia Welch, MSOM. Combining Eastern medical theory with Western science to provide uncommon insights into hormones, lifestyle and diet. It is designed to be readable and accessible for anyone,…

Ayurveda: Life, Health & Longevity

Ayurveda: Life, Health & Longevityby Dr Robert E Svoboda.   Dr Svoboda merges an Eastern and Western integrative approach to Ayurveda with practical, authentic teachings in this guide to understanding Ayurveda in daily life. Starting with the origins of Ayurveda, you are taken on a journey of discovery in personal health.…

The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies

The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies by Vasant Lad, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc. A leading authority in this field, Dr Vasant Lad first explains the principles behind the science of Ayurveda, exploring the physical and psychological characteristics of each of the three doshas, or mind-body types, vata, pitta andkapha. This book is an…

Ayurvedic Cooking for Self-Healing

Ayurvedic Cooking for Self-Healingby  Usha Lad &  Dr Vasant Lad. An authentic guide to the Ayurvedic approach to food and vegetarian cooking. The recipes are formulated using herbs and spices to help balance the constitution of each person. The effects of the foods on individual constitution are included with every…

Permaculture in a Nutshell

Permaculture in a Nutshellby Patrick Whitefield. A concise introduction to the principles and practices of Permaculture In a temperate climate. The book shows how Permaculture can be used in cities and rural settings, farm and garden and how Permaculture's design principles can be used to create sustainable communities. Order…

The Earth Care Manual:

The Earth Care Manual:A Permaculture Handbook for Britain & other temperate climates by Patrick Whitefield. A comprehensive book on Permaculture for Permaculture enthusiasts containing a wealth of detail, and a vision of a sustainable future and practical guidance on how that can be achieved.  Click here for…

The Highly Sensitive Person:

The Highly Sensitive Person: How to thrive when the world overwhelms you by Elaine N Aron. A general introduction to the personality trait  shared by one in five of the population. Compared to 80% of the population they process more deeply, reflect more, are creative, and make more associations. The Author is a…

Sensory Processing Disorder Answer Book

Sensory Processing Disorder Answer Bookby Tara Dalaney. A clearly written book for parents explaining a complex neurological condition by means of a series of questions and answers. Some of the practical advice about therpists and schooling is American, but that does not prevent the book being useful for parents in other countries.  …

I'm not weird, I have SPD

I'm not weird, I have SPDby Channya T. Laird. "The book was inspired by the author's daughter, Jamie, who struggles with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) every day. It was written to validate Jaimie's feelings and to show her other children feel things the way she does. This book can help children with SPD learn how to…

The Strong Sensitive Boy: Help your Son become a Happy, Confident Man

The Strong Sensitive Boy: Help your Son become a Happy, Confident Manby Ted Zeff. "Maybe right now you are thinking as I am: The world and all of its people and species would be better off if every culture valued gentle thoughtfulness in its men. If the creation of peace and justice is a type of cottage industry in which many of us take part, then you part will be…

Raise an Emotionally Healthy Boy: Save Your Son From the Violent Boy Culture

Raise an Emotionally Healthy Boy: Save Your Son From the Violent Boy Cultureby Ted Zeff. Are you concerned that your son is constantly bombarded with false information that real boys must always be strong, aggressive, tough, and repress their feelings? What can parents do when their son is exposed to graphic, violent images of what a man is supposed to be like? How can…

The Warmth of the Heart prevents your Body Rusting: Ageing without growing old

The Warmth of the Heart prevents your Body Rusting: Ageing without growing oldby Marie Hennezel. In this elequent meditation on ageing the author reveals a true 'art of growing old'. Through encounters with extraordinary people at the end of their lives she discovers how to embrace life at any age, how to avoid depression, how to stay happy and what it really means to grow…

The Gift of Adversity: The Unexpected Benefits of Life's Difficulties, Setbacks, and Imperfections

The Gift of Adversity: The Unexpected Benefits of Life's Difficulties, Setbacks, and Imperfections by Norman E Rosenthal.  Adversity is an irreducible fact of life. Although we can and, should, learn from all experiences, both positive and negative, bestselling author, Dr. Norman E. Rosenthal, believes that adversity is by far the best teacher most of us will ever encounter. Whether the…

Dark Night of the Soul: A guide to finding your way through life's ordeals

Dark Night of the Soul: A guide to finding your way through life's ordealsby Thomas Moore. 'A dark night of the soul need not be depressing.  Today we tend to think of all emotional negativity as depression, and so we imagine ourselves sometimes to be depressed when in fact it is only the world that is pressing down on us. You can be bright, thoughtful,…

Tuesdays With Morrie: An old man, a young man, and life's greatest lesson 2003

Tuesdays With Morrie: An old man, a young man, and life's greatest lesson  2003by Mitch Albom. "Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, and gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor…

Square Foot Gardening

Square Foot Gardeningby Mel Bartholomew. Gardening is one way to connect with nature and the seasons, grow food and flowers, spend time with oneself and with friends. Square Foot Gardening shows a method of getting results using the least effort and time. A method that is great for new gardeners and may challenge…

Sleeping with Dogs

Sleeping with Dogsby Brian Sewell. Definitely a book for dog lovers. I listened to the book by chance, and by the end I thought the book should be on the reading list for those training to be carers. The first half of the book recalls his memoirs of the dogs which were family pets. In 1986 when the author has no dog…