• Self-help & personal development

      Keeping the Faith

      Daily Reflections to Build Strength, Serenity, and Passion in Your Life and the Lives of Others

      by John W. Pozzi

      THE TRUE FAITH THAT MUST BE FOUND AND KEPT IS THE FAITH IN ONESELF. Each day you give a part of yourself whether it is at work, at home, or in your daily interaction with others. How do you give of yourself? Do you hold back or go at life half-heartedly? You need to give of yourself with heart, mind, and soul all the time. You never know what interaction with a person will make a difference in their life — or yours. If you don’t believe in yourself and don’t have the confidence to grow each day, then you are missing out on what life has to offer you. This simple book will inspire you to help others. Or, at the very least, you will make another person’s day — and, therefore, your day — better.

    • Coping with illness
      February 2013

      Dementia Care - The Adaptive Response

      a stress reductionist approach

      by Paul T M Smith

      A stress reductionist approach The process of dementia makes the experience of day to day living an acute challenge. This could be mediated with educated and timely inputs and where the caring contract may be negotiated to preserve both dignity and quality of life. The premise of the adaptive response model is that armed with the knowledge of human systems and their ability to adapt and adjust, and with a firm application and emphasis on person centred approaches to dementia care, then the experience can be enhanced, and living with one of the dementias can be made less traumatic. This holistic approach proposes a method of using environmental and social psychology to maximise function in the individual and to minimise the negative and destructive elements of the perceived and real environment. Sections include: The biological domain The psychological and social domains Modern contexts of dementia care Stress and adaptive responses Adaptive response Stress Manipulating the social and built environments

    • Coping with illness
      October 2011

      Combating Allergy Naturally

      by Dr. A.k. Sethi

      Did you know that Gur (Jaggery) mixed with equal quantity of mustard oil taken for 21 days gives almost permanent relief from asthma? Learn the best natural allergy treatment methods to strengthen your immune system. Since allopathy has not found a cure for it so far, it is worthwhile trying other alternative forms of treatment like allopathy, Ayurveda/Homeopathy/Herbal Cure, Yoga and Meditation, homeopathy, naturopathy, magneto therapy, colour therapy, acupressure and vastu shastra to avoid the offending allergens and to stay in top shape. This book tells you about: 1. Types, effects and symptoms of allergies 2. How to detect allergy 3. Treatment through: * Allopathy * Yoga and Meditation * Naturopathy * Ayurveda/Homeopathy/Herbal Cure * Homeopathy * Magnetotherapy * Acupressure and Reflexology * Colour therapy * Music therapy * Vastu shastra and Feng shui Allergies are adverse immune system reactions to a substance that would normally be considered harmless. Possible allergens include specific foods, dust, pollens, molds, spores, pets and a host of other irritants. Common symptoms of a typical allergic reaction include breathing congestion, inflammation, scratchy or watery eye, sneezing, coughing, itching, puffy face, flushing of the cheeks, vomiting, stomachache, and intestinal irritation etc. More severe reactions can be fatal if not treated in time. The underlying causes of development of allergy and sensitivity, in varying degrees, are Diet and Nutritionary and lifestyle factors, imbalanced immune function, and toxic overload. There are many cures for allergies that do not involve much use of pharmaceutical drugs. This book shows you how you can treat allergies naturally. Besides, it explains how you can make lifestyle changes that will keep you in the pink of health.

    • Coping with illness
      October 2011

      Bowel Care And Digestive Disorders

      by Dr. A.k. Sethi

      Most people are shy about discussing Bowel care & Digestive Disorders, but few realize how important it is. The truth is that it needs utmost care and attention. The bowel has very few nervous leads- otherwise you would feel the digestion and bowel movement all day long. So, if you feel you have a digestive problem of sorts, you better attend to it immediately. Most toxins enter our body through the digestive tract, along with our food and drinks. If we don't eat healthy, we and to accumulate toxic wastes resulting in increased bowel transit time, and the wastes, instead of getting eliminated, stay put inside our body, putrefy further, and become a breeding ground for harmful bacteria and other parasites. Leading to more serious diseases and problems developing in the body. This book is an authoritative reference on bowel care & digestive disorders of various types. Written in a very convincing and captivating manner providing some anatomy lessons about the digestive tract, causes and symptoms of bowel disorders (constipation, diarrhea, etc.), the book lists proper diagnosis and treatment. It has been designed as an ideal self-help guide to manage bowel disorders through yoga, meditation, ayurvedic treatment and alternative treatment methods like magneto therapy, acupressure, colour therapy, vastu, aromatherapy and music therapy.

    • Health & Personal Development
      November 2014

      I'm Still Standing

      Life's for living

      by Ray Edwards

      Ray was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease at the age of 27, which left him with reduced immunity and potentially infertile, but happy to be alive. Five years later, back working as a builder and the father of twins, he cut his hand unblocking a drain. This led to kidney failure, septicaemia and the eventual removal of his arms and legs. Life as a quad amputee seemed bleak and overwhelming. His family were supportive but no one could possibly understand how he felt. This is the story of his struggle to cope with all that life has thrown at him, including his attempt to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. This book is a way of raising the profile of amputees, continuing the legacy of the Paralympics by giving hope and inspiration for the future, spreading the message that everyone can overcome anything with enough determination.

    • Health & Personal Development
      August 2009

      A Dance in the Desert

      by Mindy Gibbins-Klein

      Kate Bennett isn't looking for love, but it shows up in a surprising and dramatic package. Matt Reynolds arrives on the scene with a flash of all-American heroism and treats Kate and her friends to a taste of excitement and beauty. When disaster strikes, Kate and her friends rally to support Matt. But will Kate be strong enough to give him the emotional support he really needs? A touching story of one man's search for love and stability in the face of a personal demon - epilepsy - and the joy and pain of loving unconditionally.

    • Complementary medicine

      Cancer Curers - Or Quacks?

      The Story of a Secret Herbal Remedy

      by T. Llew Jones

    • Christianity

      Colours of Hope and Promise

      Personal Stories of Hiv and Aids.

      by Brid. Cullen

    • Diseases & disorders

      Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

      A Natural Way to Treat ADHD

      by Basant K. Puri

      Does your child have poor concentration and an inability to relax? Does your child do crazily reckless things that can't be explained afterwards? Has your child been diagnosed with ADHD? * Are you caring for or teaching children with ADHD? Or do you have these problems yourself? Increasing numbers of children are being diagnosed as having Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. As the best available treatment for many years, they are prescribed powerful drugs that help to control (but not cure) the worst of the symptoms. However, the potential side-effects of these drugs are worrying and the long-term consequences unknown, facing doctors, parents and adult sufferers with a terrible dilemma. In Professor Puri's groundbreaking new book, you will discover a very different way of looking at ADHD. His starting point is the basis of behaviour in the chemistry of the brain and the many factors that influence this. By understanding behaviour at this level, it is possible to see how hyperactivity can be reduced and concentration improved in a natural way that is in tune with the needs of the individual.;He presents the results of two major studies, with which he has been involved, that demonstrate the effectiveness of a completely natural way to treat ADHD. Read how and why EPA ('eicosapentaenoic acid') will be essential to recovery; how to take it; what dietary changes will enhance its effects; and what lifestyle changes will help you and your child to overcome the complex of symptoms that make up ADHD.

    • Autobiography: general

      Shadows in Wonderland

      A Hospital Odyssey

      by Colin Ludlow

      When television producer Colin Ludlow was admitted to hospital for an operation, he expected to be home in ten days. In the event, he ended up staying for five months, nearly died on several occasions, contracted MRSA, and was still recovering from his experiences more than three years later.In "Shadows in Wonderland" he tells his story, and takes a fascinating philosophical journey through chronic illness as he explores its wider significance. The book is a moving account of how the author pieced together the shattered fragments of his life and sought to make sense of them again. It is the record of a quest - which we all face - for health and wholeness in a fractured, disjointed world.

    • Health & Personal Development
      May 2011

      Running Free

      Breaking Out from Locked-in Syndrome

      by Kate Allatt/Alison Stokes

      Watch this: http://youtu.be/8Xgh8hh5xHw Can you imagine being trapped inside your own body? Able to see and hear everything going onaround you but unable to move or speak - the blink of an eye your only way of communicating. Fell-runner and fun-loving mother-of-three Kate Allatt’s life was torn apart when what appeared to be a stress-related headache exploded into a massive brainstem stroke leading to locked-in syndrome. Totally paralysed, she became a prisoner inside her own body. Doctors warned her family she would never walk, talk or swallowor lead a normal life again. But they didn’t know Kate. The words no and never were not in her vocabulary. With the help of her best friends and family she drew on every ounce of her runner’s stamina anddetermination to make a recovery that amazed medical experts. Using a letter chart, Kate blinked the words “I will walk again”. Soon she was moving her thumb and communicating with the world via Facebook. Eight months after her stroke, Kate said goodbye to nurses, walked out of hospital and returned hometo learn how to run again. This is the story of her incredible journey which is only just starting....

    • Popular medicine & health
      May 2012

      Living & Working With Bipolar Disorder

      A Friendly Guide.

      by

      A hopeful, supportive guide to getting your life back after bipolar diagnosis.

    • Self-help & personal development

      Dealing With Chronic Pain

      The Pain Management Approach

      by Dr. Jack Barrett, Marna Carey, Dr. Gillian Moore-Groarke

    • Coping with illness

      Coping

      A Practical Guide for People With Life-Challenging Diseases and Their Caregivers

      by Rubin Battino

      How do you cope with a life-challenging disease? How you do respond can have a profound effect on the physical course of the illness. There is a healing power in hope, and a destructive power in despair. Attitude matters. Some people seem to be "naturally" better at creating the right attitude, but we can all learn to improve our coping skills. This book is a practical compendium for those living with or dealing with with life-challenging diseases. Detailing the many ways of coping that Professor Rubin Battino has learnt during his extensive professional experience - from friends and support groups, from research and from practice - it is written to be thoroughly accessible and informative, as it explores a wide range of techniques and methods that have proved to have a healing influence. These include: guided imagery, alternative medicine, relaxation methods, including Jackobson's Progressive Relaxation technique, meditation, support groups, structured writing, art therapy and nutrition.;Featuring a variety of exercises and strategies, and assessing the uses and benefits of each, "Coping" is a complete guide to facing serious illness with hope and resourcefulness. Packed with useful advice on practical subjects such as communicating with medical personnel, and concluding with an extensive appendix of useful contacts, this book is simply a companion for everyone dealing with life-challenging disease.

    • Health & Personal Development

      Running Free

      [breaking Out from Locked-in Syndrome]

      by Kate Allatt

      Can you imagine being trapped inside your own body? Able to see and hear everything going onaround you but unable to move or speak - the blink of an eye your only way of communicating. Fell-runner and fun-loving mother-of-three Kate Allatt’s life was torn apart when what appeared to be a stress-related headache exploded into a massive brainstem stroke leading to locked-in syndrome. Totally paralysed, she became a prisoner inside her own body. Doctors warned her family she would never walk, talk or swallowor lead a normal life again. But they didn’t know Kate. The words no and never were not in her vocabulary. With the help of her best friends and family she drew on every ounce of her runner’s stamina anddetermination to make a recovery that amazed medical experts. Using a letter chart, Kate blinked the words “I will walk again”. Soon she was moving her thumb and communicating with the world via Facebook. Eight months after her stroke, Kate said goodbye to nurses, walked out of hospital and returned hometo learn how to run again. This is the story of her incredible journey.

    • Sagas

      Rain

      by Leigh K Cunningham

      Set in provincial Australia in the early sixties, Rain is a multigenerational family saga that chronicles the lives of three generations of the Wallin sawmilling dynasty. It explores the often difficult but enduring ties between mothers and daughters, men and women: the sacrifices, compromises, and patterns of emotion that repeat themselves through generations. By turn dark and amusing, Rain delivers an emotionally charged revelation about love, loss, guilt, self-discovery and redemption. The enduring question of family bonds—escapable or not, divides, conquers, and triumphs.

    • Family & health
      July 2012

      My Boy - A memoir

      by Anthony James

      This little book tells of the sad but inspiring story and his addicted son coming together in the valley of the shadow of death. There is poignancy, sadness but also love and redemption. It is inspiring and will give hope and help to thousands who struggle with drug addiction in thier families.The book will give comfort to those who are experiencing loosing their loved ones. You are not alone, the wonderful Hospice movement and the palliative care forces are there to hold you up and give you hope.

    • Self-help & personal development
      June 2014

      Post-Traumatic Success

      How to use traumatic events in your life to live your true purpose

      by Diana Barden

      How to Live the Life of True Success You Were Destined to Live After Your Trauma. Few people reach adulthood without experiencing a traumatic life event - serious illness, redundancy, divorce or bereavement, for example. In any trauma there comes a time, after the support, therapy or the mourning has passed, when we confer meaning on our trauma, consciously or subconsciously. Some wish to return to 'normal' and forget it ever happened. For others, life will never be quite the same again. New Year's Eve; the day resolutions are made, hopes created, marriage proposals expressed. New Year's Eve 1993; the day Diana received the devastating news 'You have breast cancer'. Aged 32, full-time student and living back home with her mum, Diana felt her life ended in that moment. Post-Traumatic Success is proof, 20 years later, this was not the case! Traumatic events don't have to be the end, but can be beginnings. Diana shows how it's possible to create the meaning you choose for your trauma, turn trauma into success and create something positive that becomes your legacy for future generations. Packed with true stories, useful tips and lots of practical exercises, this book will inspire even the most traumatised to create their own Post Traumatic Success.

    • Self-help & personal development
      June 2014

      Post-Traumatic Success

      How to use traumatic events in your life to live your true purpose

      by Diana Barden

      How to Live the Life of True Success You Were Destined to Live After Your Trauma. Few people reach adulthood without experiencing a traumatic life event - serious illness, redundancy, divorce or bereavement, for example. In any trauma there comes a time, after the support, therapy or the mourning has passed, when we confer meaning on our trauma, consciously or subconsciously. Some wish to return to 'normal' and forget it ever happened. For others, life will never be quite the same again. New Year's Eve; the day resolutions are made, hopes created, marriage proposals expressed. New Year's Eve 1993; the day Diana received the devastating news 'You have breast cancer'. Aged 32, full-time student and living back home with her mum, Diana felt her life ended in that moment. Post-Traumatic Success is proof, 20 years later, this was not the case! Traumatic events don't have to be the end, but can be beginnings. Diana shows how it's possible to create the meaning you choose for your trauma, turn trauma into success and create something positive that becomes your legacy for future generations. Packed with true stories, useful tips and lots of practical exercises, this book will inspire even the most traumatised to create their own Post Traumatic Success.

    • Health & Personal Development

      Old Before My Time

      Hayley Okines' Life With Progeria

      by Hayley Okines, Kerry Okines, Alison Stokes

      Hayley Okines is like no other 13-year-old schoolgirl. Born with the rare genetic condition progeria, she ages eight times faster than the average person. In medical terms her body is like that of a 100-year-old woman. Yet she faces her condition with immense courage and a refreshing lack of self-pity. In Old Before My Time, Hayley and her mum Kerry reflect on her unusual life. Share Hayleys excitement as she travels the world meeting her pop heroes Kylie, Girls Aloud and Justin Bieber and her sadness as she loses her best friend to the disease at the age of 11. Now as she passes the age of 13 the average life expectancy for a child with progeria Hayley talks frankly about her hopes for the future and her pioneering drug trials in America which could unlock the secrets of ageing for everyone...

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