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    The School of Life

    A Replacement For Religion

    $25.00

    Many of us find ourselves in the odd situation of not believing in religion - but nevertheless being interested in it, moved by it and sympathetic to some of its aims. We may enjoy religious art and architecture, music and community, and even some of the rituals - while being unable to believe in angels, divine commandments or stories about the afterlife. This book is about those feelings and what we might do about them. The School of Life is a secular organisation fascinated by the gaps left...

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  • Deepak Chopra

    Ageless Body, Timeless Mind

    $21.00

    The definitive text on the healing powers of the mind/body connection. In Ageless Body, Timeless Mind, world-renowned pioneer of integrative medicine Deepak Chopra goes beyond ancient mind/body wisdom and current anti-ageing research to show that you do not have to grow old. With the passage of time, you can retain your physical vitality, creativity, memory and self-esteem. Based on the theories of Ayurveda and groundbreaking research, Chopra reveals how we can use our innate capacity for bal...

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    Thich Nhat Hanh

    Being Peace

    $28.00

    Being Peace was one of Thich Nhat Hanh’s first books published in the United States. Intended for peace activists and as a commentary on the peace movement of the time, the book became a sensation, and continues to be an indispensable guide along the path more than thirty years later, as Thich Nhat Hanh himself has become an internationally renowned spiritual leader. Translated into more than thirty languages and with half a million copies sold in the US alone, reading Being Peace is like dri...

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  • Alok Vaid-Menon

    Beyond The Gender Binary

    $15.00

    Pocket Change Collective is a series of small books with big ideas from today's leading activists and artists. In this installment, Beyond the Gender Binary, Alok Vaid-Menon challenges the world to see gender not in black and white, but in full colour. Taking from their own experiences as a gender-nonconforming artist, they show us that gender is a malleable and creative form of expression. The only limit is your imagination. Paperback: 64 PagesProduct Dimensions: 110 x 160 mmISBN: 9780593094...

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    James Norbury

    Big Panda And Tiny Dragon

    $32.00

    Lost in the swirling mists they fall asleep under glittering stars. It is spring by the time they emerge and while they sit watching a warm sun rise, it dawns on them that another magnificent adventure awaits... Beloved friends Big Panda and Tiny Dragon journey through the seasons of the year together. And, although they often get lost, it leads them to discover many beautiful things. They explore the hardships and happiness that connect us all. They learn how to live in the moment, how to be...

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  • Richard Layard

    Can We Be Happier?

    $23.00

    Most people now realise that economic growth, however desirable, will not solve all our problems. Instead, we need a philosophy and a science which encompasses a much fuller range of human need and experience. This book argues that the goal for a society must be the greatest possible all round happiness, and shows how each of us can become more effective creators of happiness, both as citizens and in our own organisations. Written with Richard Layard's characteristic clarity, it provides hard...

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    Linda Geddes

    Chasing The Sun

    $21.00

    Since the dawn of time, humans have worshipped the sun. And with good reason. Our biology is set up to work in partnership with it. From our sleep cycles to our immune systems and our mental health, access to sunlight is crucial for living a happy and fulfilling life. New research suggests that our sun exposure over a lifetime - even before we were born - may shape our risk of developing a range of different illnesses, from depression to diabetes. Bursting with cutting-edge science and eye-op...

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    David Whyte

    Consolations

    $31.00

    In Consolations David Whyte unpacks aspects of being human that many of us spend our lives trying vainly to avoid - loss, heartbreak, vulnerability, fear - boldly reinterpreting them, fully embracing their complexity, never shying away from paradox in his relentless search for meaning. Beginning with 'Alone' and closing with 'Withdrawal', each piece in this life-affirming book is a meditation on meaning and context, an invitation to shift and broaden our perspectives on life: pain and joy, ho...

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  • B. K. S. Iyengar

    Core Of The Yoga Sutras

    $29.00

    B. K. S. Iyengar has devoted his life to the practice and study of yoga. It was B. K. S. Iyengar's unique teaching style, bringing precision and clarity to the practice, as well as a mindset of 'yoga for all', which has made it into a worldwide phenomenon. His seminal book, Light on Yoga, is widely called 'the bible of yoga' and has served as the source book for generations of yoga students around the world. In Core of the Yoga Sutras, he applies this same clarity to the philosophical core of...

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  • Ryan Holiday

    Courage Is Calling

    $29.00

    Fortune favours the bold. All great leaders of history have known this, and were successful because of the risks they dared to take. But today so many of us are paralysed by fear. Drawing on ancient Stoic wisdom and examples across history and around the world, Ryan Holiday shows why courage is so important, and how to cultivate it in our own lives. Courage is not simply physical bravery but also doing the right thing and standing up for what you believe; it's creativity, generosity and perse...

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  • Emily Oster

    Cribsheet

    $23.00

    With Expecting Better, award-winning economist Emily Oster spotted a need in the pregnancy market for advice that gave women the information they needed to make the best decision for their own pregnancies. By digging into the data, Oster found that much of the conventional pregnancy wisdom was wrong. In Cribsheet, she now tackles an even greater challenge: decision-making in the early years of parenting. As any new parent knows, there is an abundance of often-conflicting advice hurled at you ...

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  • Brene Brown

    Daring Greatly

    $25.00

    Every time we are faced with change, no matter how great or small, we also face risk. We feel uncertain and exposed. We feel vulnerable. Most of us try to fight those feelings - or feel guilt for feeling them in the first place. In a powerful new vision Dr Brene Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability, and dispels the widely accepted myth that it's a weakness. She argues that, in truth, vulnerability is strength and when we shut ourselves off from vulnerability - from...

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  • Cal Newport

    Digital Minimalism

    $22.00

    The urge to pick up our phones every few minutes has become a nervous twitch that shatters our time into shards too small to be present. Our addiction to tech leaves us feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. But it doesn't have to be that way. In this timely book, professor Cal Newport shows us how to pair back digital distractions and live better with less technology. Introducing us to digital minimalists -- the calm, happy people who can hold long conversations without furtive glances at their ...

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  • Hallie Bateman

    Directions

    $22.00

    Sometimes we all need a little direction in life, whether it's to see a problem from a new perspective, confirm a gut feeling, or just remember that, yes, we're all in this together. Communal wisdom, truth, experience - and humour - like the advice found on every page of Directions, can get you through a lot. Like an Instagram philosopher, Hallie Bateman has been sharing directions for how to live to her 85k followers, and now, beginning with the core thoughts that most resonated with her aud...

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  • Anne Lamott

    Dusk, Night, Dawn

    $33.00

    In Dusk, Night, Dawn, Anne Lamott explores the tough questions that many of us grapple with. How can we recapture the confidence we once had as we stumble through the dark times that seem increasingly bleak? As bad newspiles up—from climate crises to daily assaults on civility—how can we cope? Where, she asks, “do we start to get our world and joy and hope and our faith in life itself back...with our sore feet, hearing loss, stiff fingers, poor digestion, stunned minds, broken hearts?” We beg...

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  • Steven Johnson

    Extra Life

    $48.00

    As a species we have doubled our life expectancy in just one hundred years. All the advances of modern life—the medical breakthroughs, the public health institutions, the rising standards of living—have given us each about twenty thousand extra days on average. There are few measures of human progress more astonishing than our increased longevity. This book is Steven Johnson’s attempt to understand where that progress came from. How many of those extra twenty thousand days came from vaccines,...

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  • Thich Nhat Hanh

    Fear

    $29.90

    Renowned Zen master and Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, explores the origins of fear and offers detailed practises on how to deal with its often toxic presence in our lives. Formed by a lifetime of mindfulness in action, he also shows us the path to peace, happiness and freedom that can come out of such explorations. For him, happiness is not found by suppressing our emotions but by purposefully living in a mindfully aware state. Only by practicing mindfulness in this way can we identify the ...

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  • Thich Nhat Hanh

    Fragrant Palm Leaves

    $30.00

    “It isn’t likely that this collection of journal entries, which I’m calling Fragrant Palm Leaves, will pass the censors… I’ll leave Vietnam tomorrow.” Thus Thich Nhat Hanh begins his May 11, 1966 journal entry. After leaving Vietnam, he was exiled for calling for peace, and was unable to visit his homeland again until 2004. In the interim, Thich Nhat Hanh continued to practice and teach in the United States and Europe, and became one of the world’s most respected spiritual leaders. But when t...

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    Fumio Sasaki

    Goodbye, Things

    $25.00

    Fumio Sasaki is a writer in his thirties who lives in a tiny studio in Tokyo with three shirts, four pairs of trousers, four pairs of socks and not much else. A few years ago, he realised that owning so much stuff was weighing him down - so he started to get rid of it. In this hit Japanese bestseller, Sasaki explores the philosophy behind minimalism and offers a set of straightforward rules - discard it if you haven't used it in a year; be a borrower; find your uniform; keep photos of the thi...

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  • Paul Dolan

    Happiness By Design

    $24.00

    How can we make it easier to be happy? Using the latest cutting-edge research, Professor Paul Dolan reveals that wellbeing isn't about how we think - it's about what we do. By making deliberate choices that bring us both pleasure and meaning, we can redesign our lives for maximum happiness - without thinking too hard about it.Paperback: 256 PagesProduct Dimensions: 129 x 198 mmISBN: 9780141977539Published by Penguin Books

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  • Sophie Hannah

    Happiness, A Mystery

    $27.00

    Happiness is one of life's greatest mysteries. But what even is happiness? Why does it mean so many different things to different people? And how can we actually be happier? Drawing on decades of experience in crime writing, self-help and intensely curious observation of other people, Sophie Hannah sets out to solve the mystery. She lines up her cast of suspects and expert witnesses from ancient philosophers to modern self-help gurus, scientists to ordinary people from all walks of life. Leav...

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    Paul Dolan

    Happy Ever After

    $24.00

    Be ambitious; find everlasting love; look after your health... There are countless stories about how we ought to live our lives. These narratives can make our lives easier, and they might sometimes make us happier too. But they can also trap us and those around us. In Happy Ever After, bestselling happiness expert Professor Paul Dolan draws on a variety of studies ranging over wellbeing, inequality and discrimination to bust the common myths about our sources of happiness. He shows that there...

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  • Sandeep Jauhar

    Heart: A History

    $24.00

    The heart lies at the centre of life. For cardiologist Sandeep Jauhar it is an obsession. In this fascinating history he interweaves gripping scenes from the operating theatre with the moving tale of his family's history of heart problems - from the death of his grandfather to the ominous signs of how he himself might die. Jauhar looks at the pioneers who risked patients' lives and their own careers, and confronts the limits of medical technology, arguing that how we live is more important th...

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  • The School of Life

    How To Find Love

    $21.00

    Choosing a partner is one of the most consequential and tricky decisions we will ever make. The cost of repeated failure is immense. And yet we are often so alone with the search. Partners used to be found for us by parents and society. Now we are expected to follow our feelings - and so locate people by ourselves, according to intuition. This should be an improvement, but our emotions often pull us towards hugely problematic characters and dynamics. How to Find Love explains why we have the ...

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    The School of Life

    How To Find The Right Words

    $21.00

    Life constantly requires us to give other people some hugely awkward messages: that we don't love them anymore; that we do love them (though we're not meant to); that they smell a bit; that they're fired; that we're furious with them (though we adore them) or that their music is too loud... Often, out of embarrassment, we just stay quiet. Occasionally we explode. And typically, we stumble about, looking for the right words - dreading that we didn't find them and thereby causing more hurt than...

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  • The Dalai Lama

    How To Practise

    $21.00

    In his characteristic mix of humour, wisdom and compassion the Dalai Lama shares his basic steps to enlightenment from how to meditate to how to practise wisdom. Combining spiritual teachings and practical advice, His Holiness shows us how to overcome our everyday obstacles, from feelings of anger and mistrust to jealously, insecurity and counterproductive thinking. How to Practise is an essential guide to achieving inner calm and compassion, refraining from harm and focusing the mind. It is ...

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    The School of Life

    How To Travel

    $21.00

    An original and comprehensive look at what it is we seek when we set off on an adventure abroad - and at how we can travel better, so that our experiences overseas become truly transformative and memorable. Going travelling is one of the few things we undertake in a direct attempt to make ourselves happy - and frequently, in fascinating ways, we fail. We get bored, cross, anxious or lonely. It isn't surprising: our societies act as if going travelling were simple, just a case of handing over ...

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  • Cate Sevilla

    How To Work Without Losing Your Mind

    $32.00

    Bosses are maddening. Colleagues are profoundly irritating. And balancing family and work is daunting. So how do we balance success with sanity? How do we progress without burning out? Whether you're drowning in a toxic working environment, battling burnout, recovering from redundancy, or just struggling to figure out what you actually want from your career, Cate Sevilla is here to help coach you through the shittiness of your work day, and help you shift your relationship with your career. H...

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  • Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

    Imaginary Borders

    $15.00

    Pocket Change Collective is a series of small books with big ideas from today's leading activists and artists. In this installment, Earth Guardians Youth Director and hip-hop artist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez shows us how his music feeds his environmental activism and vice versa. Martinez visualizes a future that allows us to direct our anger, fear, and passion toward creating change. Because, at the end of the day, we all have a part to play. Paperback: 64 PagesProduct Dimensions: 110 x 160 mmISBN...

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  • Ingrid Fetell Lee

    Joyful

    $32.00

    Find joy in the space around you. When did you last feel joy? Changing your surroundings is the most easily accessible source in finding joy, says Ingrid Fetell Lee, former Design Director of IDEO New York. In Joyful, she explains it's time to open our eyes to the physical world. By making small but powerful changes to the things around us, we can live happier, healthier lives.Paperback: 368 PagesProduct Dimensions: 153 x 216 mmISBN: 9781846045448Published by Rider

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  • Austin Kleon

    Keep Going

    $22.00

    The world is crazy. Creative work is hard. And nothing is getting any easier! In his previous books - Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work!, New York Times bestsellers with over a million copies in print combined - Austin Kleon gave readers the key to unlock their creativity and then showed them how to share it. Now he completes his trilogy with his most inspiring work yet. Keep Going gives the reader life-changing, illustrated advice and encouragement on how to stay creative, focused, and...

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    John Sellars

    Lessons In Stoicism

    $17.00

    How can Stoicism inspire us to lead more enjoyable lives? In the past few years, Stoicism has been making a comeback. But what exactly did the Stoics believe? In Lessons in Stoicism, philosopher John Sellars weaves together the key ideas of the three great Roman Stoics -- Seneca, Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius -- with snapshots of their fascinating lives, to show us how their ideas can help us today. In vivid prose, Sellars shows how the works of these three Stoics have inspired readers ever s...

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  • Stylist Magazine

    Life Lessons On Friendship

    $21.00

    How have your friends shaped who you are today? What happens if you fall in love with your best friend? How would you cope if a friend died suddenly? And what are the golden rules of going into business with a close friend? 15 women who have faced these questions - and many more - tell us everything they have learned in the process about life's essential bond: friendship. In turns funny, moving, confronting and uplifting, each lesson gives a frank and refreshing view on both the pleasure and...

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  • B. K. S. Iyengar

    Light On Pranayama

    $21.00

    B. K. S. Iyengar has devoted his life to the practice and study of yoga. It was B. K. S. Iyengar's unique teaching style, bringing precision and clarity to the practice, as well as a mindset of 'yoga for all', which has made it into a worldwide phenomenon. His seminal book, Light on Yoga, is widely called 'the bible of yoga' and has served as the source book for generations of yoga students around they world. In Light on Pranayama, he establishes the same definitive level of authority on the ...

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    Orsola de Castro

    Loved Clothes Last

    $19.00

    Running out of space for the clothes you can't stop buying? Curious about how you can make a difference to the environmental challenges our planet faces? Join Orsola's care revolution and learn to make the clothes you love, last longer. This book will equip you with a myriad of ways to mend, rewear and breathe new life into your wardrobe to achieve a more sustainable lifestyle. By teaching you to scrutinise your shopping habits and make sustainable purchases, she will inspire you to buy bette...

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  • Katrin Swartenbroux and Wided Bouchrika

    Lunatic

    $53.00

    These are indeed luna-tic times: people have, once again, begun to believe in the power of the moon. Just think about the popularity of all kinds of moon sign apps, and how labels such as Vetements and Valentina flirt with cosmic prints and astrology. The moon is no longer exclusive to flower power hippies, but is now also popular among well-educated youngsters. How did that come about? Which artists and writers were influenced by the moon? How do you integrate the moon into your daily life? ...

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    Lori Gottlieb

    Maybe You Should Talk To Someone

    $22.00

    When a personal crisis causes her world to come crashing down, Lori Gottlieb - an experienced therapist with a thriving practice in Los Angeles - is suddenly adrift. Enter Wendell, himself a veteran therapist with an unconventional style, whose sessions with Gottlieb will prove transformative for her. As Gottlieb explores the inner chambers of her own patients' lives - a self-absorbed Hollywood producer, a young newlywed diagnosed with a terminal illness, a senior citizen who feels she has no...

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  • James Routledge

    Mental Health At Work

    $21.00

    Paying attention to workplace mental health has never been more important. With one in four people experiencing poor mental health right now, we need to start talking about it. Penguin Business Expert James Routledge has worked with CEOs, HR directors, managers and people at all levels on successful mental-health strategies. In this book, he shares his stories, learnings and guidance. Learn how to talk comfortably about mental health, create a more open and inclusive community in your workpla...

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    The School of Life

    Mind & Body

    $29.00

    The modern world can present the body as a machine that just needs to be regularly exercised. However, it is a remarkably sensitive organ in which a lot of our pain and hope is stored and that we need to interpret and handle with subtlety. This impact of our body upon our mind is something which needs to be explored as it is easy to pay attention to one more than the other and to to ignore the crucial balance between the two. This is a book filled with reflections and exercises designed to he...

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  • Tanya Goodin

    My Brain Has Too Many Tabs Open

    $32.00

    What are you willing to lose for a connected life? Digital detox expert Tanya Goodin explores the cost that our digital life inflicts on our offline existence, and offers a toolkit to anyone who has lost their way. Whether you are dealing with a partner who is mindlessly scrolling rather than listening to you (phubbing), flooding social media with your child’s image (sharenting), or panicking whenever you misplace your phone (nomophobia), learn how to recognise and label harmful habits– both ...

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  • Matt Haig

    Notes On A Nervous Planet

    $24.00

    The societies we live in are increasingly making our minds ill, making it feel as though the way we live is engineered to make us unhappy. When Matt Haig developed panic disorder, anxiety, and depression as an adult, it took him a long time to work out the ways the external world could impact his mental health in both positive and negative ways. Notes on a Nervous Planet collects his observations, taking a look at how the various social, commercial and technological "advancements" that have c...

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  • J. David Velleman

    On Being Me

    $17.00

    Illustrated by Emily Bernstein We've all had to puzzle over such profound matters as birth, death, regret, free will, agency, and love. How might philosophy help us think through these vital concerns? In On Being Me, renowned moral philosopher J. David Velleman presents a concise, accessible, and intimate exploration into subjects that we care deeply about, offering compelling insights into what it means to be human. Each of Velleman's short, personal chapters begins with a theme: "Being Glad...

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    The School of Life

    On Confidence

    $21.00

    The difference between success and failure often hangs on a fascinatingly small and elusive concept that our standard education system never touches: confidence. This is a guidebook to what confidence consists of, why we lack it - and how we can acquire more of it in our lives. On Confidence walks us gently and wryly around the key issues that stop us from making more of our potential. We hear about the impostor syndrome, the wisdom of imagining the great in their bathrooms and what Nietzsche...

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  • Lynne Segal

    Radical Happiness

    $21.00

    In an era of increasing individualism, we have never been more isolated and dispirited. A paradox confronts us. While research and technology find new ways to measure contentment and popular culture encourages us to think of happiness as a human right, misery is abundant. Segal believes we have lost the art of “radical happiness”—the liberation that comes with transformative, collective joy. She argues that instead of obsessing about our own well-being we should seek fulfilment in the lives o...

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  • Matt Haig

    Reasons To Stay Alive

    $22.00

    Aged 24, Matt Haig's world caved in. He could see no way to go on living. This is the true story of how he came through crisis, triumphed over an illness that almost destroyed him and learned to live again. A moving, funny and joyous exploration of how to live better, love better and feel more alive, Reasons to Stay Alive is more than a memoir. It is a book about making the most of your time on earth.Paperback: 272 PagesProduct Dimensions: 129 x 178 mm ISBN: 9781782116820Published by Canongate

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    The School of Life

    Self-Knowledge

    $21.00

    In Ancient Greece, when the philosopher Socrates was asked to sum up what all philosophical commandments could be reduced to, he replied: 'Know yourself.' Self-knowledge matters so much because it is only on the basis of an accurate sense of who we are that we can make reliable decisions - particularly around love and work. This book takes us on a journey into our deepest, most elusive selves and arms us with a set of tools to understand our characters properly. We come away equipped with a n...

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  • Michael James Wong

    Senbazuru

    $27.00

    The paper crane is an iconic and powerful symbol of hope, healing and happiness. According to tradition, if a person were to fold a thousand paper cranes in one year, they would be granted a single wish and a long and joyful life. In this beautiful and inspiring book, renowned mindfulness and meditation teacher Michael James Wong shares a personal collection of short stories and teachings, accompanied by traditional hand-painted proverbs and prayers. Together these bring to life gentle wisdom...

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    Charles Spence

    Sensehacking

    $32.00

    How can the furniture in your home affect your well-being? What colour clothing will help you play sport better? And what simple trick will calm you after a tense day at work? In this revelatory book, pioneering and entertaining Oxford professor Charles Spence shows how our senses change how we think and feel, and how by 'hacking' them we can reduce stress, become more productive and be happier. We like to think of ourselves as rational beings, and yet it's the scent of expensive face cream t...

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