The Oscar-winning actress, fitness expert, and political activist outlines a roadmap for seniors who are experiencing unprecedented rates of longevity, sharing practical advice on everything from fitness and sexuality to coming to terms with past mistakes and embracing a spiritual life.
Adele is a talented ballet dancer, but her dance company is in danger of losing its funding. When Rafique offers the company his backing in return for a private performance, Adele is keen to help. She must dance the role of a sex-crazed demon, and she learns to relish her new role.
An amoral and unprincipled but charismatic and goodlooking young man calling himself Jack turns up to a Halloween party dressed as the Devil. The lady of the house is Kim Buckley, a beautiful but shy young woman who is vulnerable to the flattery of others, despite being married to a wealthy business consultant. Jack calmly announces he's the illegitimate and unacknowledged son of Kim's recently deceased father. She had no idea he existed.
Feigning a brotherly interested in Kim, he is actually out to seek revenge on her for being the pampered only daughter of their rakish father.
Things are complicated by the fact they have a mutual powerful sexual interest in each other and, although Kim is filled with shame and guilt at this unnatural obsession, she finds herself being drawn into his gameplan for success.
We all have people in our lives that we just can't seem to get along with. Whether it's our spouse, co-worker or neighbour, something about the relationship just rubs us up the wrong way, and though our natural instinct is to blame the other person, that can just make things worse.
In Feeling Good Together, renowned US psychiatrist Dr David Burns applies his successful method of cognitive interpersonal therapy to teach us how to take control of our relationships.
Building on the principles that he first introduced in Feeling Good (over 4 million copies sold), Burns offers innovative techniques designed to improve communication skills and shows us how to cope with different personality types, such as the big ego, the jealous type, the stubborn mule and the critic, and reveals the five secrets of effective communication.
This groundbreaking book will identify the behaviours that are sabotaging your relationships and give you the tools to change.
Bach Remedies for Women is the complete woman's guide to using the Bach Flower Remedies. Written by a consultant at the Dr Edward Bach Centre, the guide explains how the Bach system works and its incredible potential benefits for women during the course of their lives. It looks at using the remedies to help cope with period pain, pregnancy, infertility and the menopause, as well as the trials and tribulations that can be experienced by women in society, such as dealing with issues of self-esteem, the demands of families and work, emotional balance and physical wellbeing.
Having successfully helped parents to calm and connect with their baby in Secrets of the Baby Whisperer, Tracy Hogg now provides the bible for parents who've made it through the first year with baby and are now faced with a delightful, yet demanding toddler.
In Secrets of the Baby Whisperer for Toddlers Tracy reveals the know-your-toddler quiz to help determine how best to help and 'handle' your toddler. She explains the critical techniques for fostering your toddler's growth and independence and advises on discipline, one of the most troublesome toddler issues, as well as socialising and toilet training and much, much more.
This is a must-have manual for all parents of toddlers.
The Bach Flower Remedies Step by Step is a straightforward yet comprehensive guide to the Bach Flower Remedies system. Written by a consultant at the Dr Edward Bach Centre, the guide includes detailed descriptions of the 38 remedies, as well as helpful information on their preparation and administration. As correct selection is one of the most important ingredients of success in treatment
Everybody wants to be creative. Creativity makes life more fun, more interesting and more full of achievement, but too many people believe that creativity is something you are born with and cannot be learned.
In How to Have Creative Ideas Edward de Bono - the leading authority on creative thinking - outlines 62 different games and exercises, built around random words chosen from a list, to help encourage creativity and lateral thinking. For example, if the task were to provide an idea for a new restaurant and the random word chosen was 'cloak', ideas generated might be: a highwayman theme; a Venetian theme with gondolas; masked waiters and waitresses. Or, if asked to make a connection between the two random words 'desk' and 'shorts', readers may come up with: both are functional; desks have 'knee holes' and shorts expose the knees; traditionally they were both male-associated items.
All the exercises are simple, practical and fun, and can be done by anyone.
Byron Katie's extremely simple programme called The Work was explored in her previous, hugely popular, book, 'Loving What Is'. In it she explained how easy it is to be confused by the mental gymnastics we all play in our minds, and how looking closely at our thoughts - and whether they are true - can bring us a life of integrity and happiness. Her second book questions everything we have been taught to think and do to gain love and approval and shows how to make the transition to an effective, non-manipulative way of connecting with others. When you live your life focused on thoughts such as 'I need a man' or 'She doesn't care about me' you live in fear and end up lonely, stressed, heartbroken and depressed. However, when you start to explore The Work, you can begin to enquire into many of the unquestioned beliefs you have lived by, and can begin to change. Through 'I Need Your Love - Is It True?' readers can explore what happens in their mind when they believe they need love, appreciation and approval. When they realise the truth of what's really going on inside them there is no doubt they can find real love and mutual understanding, expecially with the help of Byron Katie's wisdom and compassion.
Where mainstream nutritional science has demonised dietary fat for 50 years, hundreds of millions of dollars of research have failed to prove that eating a low-fat diet will help you live longer. Nutrition and obesity scientists have struggled to make sense of the paradox that obesity has become an epidemic, that diabetes rates have soared and the incidence of heart disease has not declined despite the fact that society is more diet and health aware today than generations ago. The Diet Delusion is an in-depth, scientific, groundbreaking examination of what actually happens in your body as a result of what you eat, rather than what the diet industry might have you believe happens and is essential reading for anyone trying to decide which diet - low-fat or low-carbohydrate - is truly the healthy diet. For years we have been deluded by the dieting industry. Now it's time to find out the truth.
Reiki is a unique system of healing that allows you to harness and transmit energy through your hands, restoring balance and harmony within the body and bringing relief to a wide range of physical and emotional problems. The book illustrates all the hand positions used for the first level of Reiki, but it goes much further and shows them in their relation to the seven chakras. Chakras are the main energy points of the body and provide the anatomy of energy healing. These are different for everyone, and so to practise Reiki really effectively you need to understand a person's chakras, which will in turn explain the type of person they are and the health problems they are vulnerable to. For example one person may have an excessive first chakra, making them prone to obesity or digestive problems, and to pessimism, while another may be deficient, making them vulnerable to anorexia and restlessness. You would therefore approach these two people differently. Richard has captured the feeling of wonder that surrounds Reiki, but it's also immensely practical. So many of the current books available are very dry, following a formula of detailing the history then showing you how to do it. This one breaks the mold and is written from a very personal point of view, which makes it incredibly interesting to read and also very accessible, essential if you are to understand the true nature and potential of Reiki.
Reiki is a Japanese word meaning Universal Life Force Energy. Drawing on ancient practices, which are said to have dated back to Buddha, Reiki balances the energy in the body, renewing vitality and bringing about a powerful feeling of serenity and relaxation through the laying on of hands. Reiki can be used to relieve the problems associated with stress, tension, chronic illness and post-operative pain.
In this revised and updated edition Chris and Penny Parkes explain what to expect from a treatment, how it works and how it can be of benefit - and even show how you too can train (very easily) to practice Reiki. Written by one of the few Reiki masters in the UK and featuring the original Usui method, this practical and accessible book reveals the fascinating story behind the discovery of Reiki.
Just why would Mary go back to David and his bizarre bathroom? Whatcould be crazier than designing and equipping a luxurious bathroom for the soapy, slippery domination of women? Yet she has returned to submit to watery domination, while dressed in fetish garments of plastic
and rubber. And having seen the bathroom, can her friends - Jack, Carol and Faye - resist plunging into slippery submission?
When Harold sells his flat, he also exchanges another kind of contract with the new owner: an agreement that involves his complete domination of an attractive, older woman who adores extreme restraint and rope bondage. And so his dark and intensely erotic initiation to the far reaches of control and sexual power begins in the most ordinary settings,with the most ordinary equipment. And despite being shocked at how far Samantha needs to go, can he resist taking her there?
Lisa is a successful book illustrator with a secret that could ruin her reputation. The two sides of her life - the professional and the erotic - have always been strictly separated. Divided until mysterious events begin to act powerfully on her imagination. And when her secret is discovered, she is drawn inexorably into curcumstances ruled by her own unrestrained desire in which her fantasies, however extreme, become real