Vie pratique & Loisirs

  • Who can resist a book with chapters such as 'A Lady and Her Liquor', 'Pleasures of a Single Bed' and 'Solitary Refinement'? In this priceless gem from a more genteel age, Marjorie Hillis provides no-nonsense advice for the single-but-hoping-not-to-be woman. *** 'This book is no brief for living alone. Five out of ten of the people who do so can't help themselves, and at least three of the others are irritatingly selfish. But the chances are that at some time in your life, possibly only now and then between husbands, you will find yourself settling down to a solitary existence . . . The point is that there is a technique about living alone successfully, as there is about doing anything really well. Whether you view your one-woman menage as Doom or Adventure, you need a plan, if you are going to make the best of it' *** And, lest you worry about how to put all the advice into practice, every chapter includes a case study providing examples of women who heeded -- and women who disregarded -- these golden rules.

  • Over the past quarter century Irvin Yalom has established himself as the world's leading group psychotherapist. In STARING AT THE SUN, he explores how the knowledge of our own mortality affects the unconscious mind of every human being. Tackling the effect of mankind's fear of death - both conscious and unconscious - on life and how we might live it, Yalom explains how we find ourselves in need of the comfort of therapy.

    At age 70 and facing his own fear of death, which he discusses in a special afterword, Dr Yalom tackles his toughest subject yet and finds it to be the root cause of patients' fears, stresses and depression. If therapists are to deliver 'the gift of therapy', they must confront the realities of life for themselves and their practice, as must we all.

  • This fascinating narrative chronicles the birth of the modern game of golf, told through the story of Harry Vardon and Francis Ouimet. These men, in pursuit of their passion for a sport that had captivated them since childhood, lifted themselves out of their lives of common poverty and broke down rigid social barriers, transforming the game of golf into one of the most widely played sports in the world today.

    Vardon and Ouimet were two men from different generations and vastly different corners of the world whose lives, unbeknown to them at the time, bore remarkable similarities, setting them on parallel paths that led to their epic battle at Brookline in the 1913 US Open. This collision resulted in the 'big bang' that gave rise to the sport of golf as we know it. In THE GREATEST GAME EVER PLAYED, Mark Frost tells their story, including along the way over a dozen of the game's seminal figures, within the dramatic framework offered by the 1913 tournament where they finally met, which became one of the most thrilling sports events in history.

  • This enticing cookbook offers the best of both worlds - delicious recipes that are healthy too. Based on the principles of Patrick's popular book The 10 Secrets of 100% Healthy People, this practical cookbook allows the reader to put the principles of 100% health into practice. As well as over 80 recipes, the book features guidance on each of the 10 secrets of 100% healthy people: these are the secrets based on the feedback from the highest scorers in Britain's biggest-ever health and diet survey and the in-depth knowledge of one of the UK's leading nutrition experts.
    With recipes for everything from breakfasts and snacks, main meals, vegetarian dishes, salads - and yes, even puddings - this unique cookbook will help you to have a healthier diet; one that doesn't compromise on taste. And if you think that nourishing food is complicated you'll find these simple yet imaginative recipes a revelation. With photographs of many of the dishes and easy-to-follow instructions, cooks of all abilities will find these these recipes a breeze to prepare.

  • Your body is comprised of energy pathways and energy centres that are in constant motion, interconnecting with your cells, organs, immune system, mood and thoughts. THE HEALING POWER OF EFT AND ENERGY PSYCHOLOGY incorporates the concepts of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) to show you how to shift these energies, so you can influence your physical health, your emotional patterns, and your state of mind. With this strategy, stubborn phobias often fade in minutes, the lifelong effects of an early trauma can frequently be reduced or completely eliminated, uncontrollable anger can rapidly become manageable and even elusive physical problems may respond where other treatments have failed.
    Here are simple step-by-step instructions to help you: change unwanted habits and behaviours; enhance your ability to love, succeed and enjoy life; overcome fear, guilt, shame, jealousy or anger.
    This clearly illustrated and easy to follow energy approach will help bring about significant change in your life.

  • Grieving is a natural process. It is through our losses that we can transform ourselves and find new meaning in life. --James Van Praagh James Van Praagh, who possesses the extraordinary ability to communicate with the heavenly realm beyond our physical world, has changed the lives of millions of people who have lost loved ones. Now, in a book destined to open pathways of hope and healing for millions more, the renowned medium and author of the New York Times bestsellers Talking to Heaven and Reaching to Heaven reveals how the devastating sorrow of a loss can lead to incredible opportunities for spiritual growth--and bring a sense of renewal and focus to our lives.

    Van Praagh shares many insightful spiritual messages from deceased loved ones, who shed new light on grief and loss. These stories, along with accounts of his own personal experiences, assist us in viewing our losses as stepping-stones on our souls evolving spiritual journey. In turn, we become aware of how we are connected to a larger universe, between the seen and unseen worlds. This deeply felt, wise, and compassionate book offers hope for a true healing of the mind and spirit, as we move beyond grief and loss--to a life of freedom, joy, and purpose.

  • The Rules taught a generation of women how to turn their dating misery into marriage success. Dating gurus Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider showed millions of women how 'playing hard to get' could help them capture the heart of Mr Right. Their book proved controversial, sparked worldwide debate and became a publishing phenomenon. But that was all before Twitter, Facebook, online dating, texting and BBM. There are now even more ways to mess up your dating life. Ellen and Sherrie are regularly inundated with messages from women wanting to know: how to maintain a good profile on Facebook, the rules for texting, emailing and tweeting, and how to spot cheaters and players. This is the new dating bible for Rules Girls who want to have a good time dating without getting hurt or played.

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