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Happy (and other ridiculous aspirations)

Happy (and other ridiculous aspirations)

Turia Pitt

Happiness. Everyone wants more of it. But can you actually get happier? Inspirational Australian Turia Pitt dives into this idea, interviewing high-profile athletes, comedians, scientists and world experts to explore how...

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This One Wild and Precious Life

This One Wild and Precious Life

Sarah Wilson

In This One Wild and Precious Life, Sarah Wilson explores the central disorder of modern existence: disconnection from ourselves, disconnection from community, disconnection from the preciousness of life on this planet.

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The Space Between

The Space Between

Zara McDonald, Michelle Andrews

There's this weird gap in life that's fuelled by cheap tacos and even cheaper tequila - also known as our twenties. It's a specific limbo of being suspended between being a teenager and a Proper Adult, and though it's wildly...

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Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art

Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art

James Nestor

No matter what you eat, how much you exercise, how skinny or young or wise you are, none of it matters if you're not breathing properly.   

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The Power of Discord

The Power of Discord

Ed Tronick, Claudia M. Gold, MD

How can we create more meaningful and intimate connections with our loved ones? By using moments of discord to strengthen our relationships, explains this original, deeply researched book.

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Turning Down the Noise

Turning Down the Noise

Christine Jackman

Through the centuries, wise men and women have sought silence when seeking insight, wisdom and creative inspiration. Is neuroscience now beginning to catch up, to deliver proof that the mystics, monks and medicine men were onto...

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Black and White Thinking

Black and White Thinking

Dr Kevin Dutton

With polarizing events like Trump and Brexit in mind, Black and White Thinking argues that by understanding the evolutionary programming of our binary brains we can adapt our thinking to make subtler, better decisions.

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Fear Less

Fear Less

Pippa Grange

If we were truly free from fear, what could we achieve?    

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The Inner Self

The Inner Self

Hugh Mackay

A book about the only sure path to a life of meaning.    

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The Buddha and the Badass

The Buddha and the Badass

Vishen Lakhiani

The New York Times bestselling author of The Code of the Extraordinary Mind challenges everything you thought you knew about how to inspire and empower your teams.     

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Big Friendship

Big Friendship

Aminatou Sow, Ann Friedman

A funny, frank and genuinely helpful book about female friendship by the two women behind the hugely successful podcast Call Your Girlfriend - and the term 'shine theory'.

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Untamed

Untamed

Glennon Doyle

Who were you before the world told you who to be? When women learn to please they forget who they are. Part inspiration, part memoir Untamed explores the joy and peace we discover when we stop striving to meet the expectations of...

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The Wisdom of Tea

The Wisdom of Tea

Noriko Morishita

A wise and inspiring book that reveals the lasting relevance of an ancient ceremony.

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Glide: Taking the Panic out of Modern Living

Glide: Taking the Panic out of Modern Living

Lisa Forrest

It's my hope that by the end of this book I will have convinced you that a combination of mindfulness, self-compassion and compassion is all you need to get on your own side - and to help others get on theirs. And when we can all...

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Joy at Work

Joy at Work

Marie Kondo, Scott Sonenshein

If you properly simplify and organize your work life once, you'll never have to do it again.

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The Gift of Presence

The Gift of Presence

Caroline Welch

A practical, user-friendly guide for women seeking focus and calm in the midst of life's storms.

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Tiny Habits

Tiny Habits

BJ Fogg

This year forget big resolutions. For real change start small...   

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When Life is Not Peachy

When Life is Not Peachy

Pip Lincolne

When life has taken a difficult turn, our heart is aching and we're only just holding it together, it's easy to question everything. Who even am I, and how will I keep going? We need someone in our corner to travel this journey...

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Rising Strong

Rising Strong

Brene Brown

'Thanks to Brene Brown I learned how to be vulnerable... a life changer' Miranda Hart The physics of vulnerability is simple: If we are brave enough often enough, we will fall. Struggle can be our greatest call to courage and...

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How to Break Up With Your Phone

How to Break Up With Your Phone

Catherine Price

Conquer your phone addiction in just 30 days, and discover a happier, healthier and more fulfilled you.

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F*ck Happiness

F*ck Happiness

Ariel Gore

For readers of Rebecca Solnit's Men Explain Things to Me and Barbara Ehrenreich's Bright Side comes a provocative, persuasive look at how and why women's desires are more complex than we are led to believe.

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Good Habits, Bad Habits: The Science of Making Positive Changes That Stick

Good Habits, Bad Habits: The Science of Making Positive Changes That Stick

Wendy Wood

Profoundly insightful and helpful book on the power of habit and how to change your habits for a lifetime.

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Mating in Captivity

Mating in Captivity

Esther Perel

When you love someone, how does it feel? And when you desire someone, how is it different? This book looks at the story of sex in committed couples.

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Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life

Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life

Nir Eyal

With groundbreaking research and exclusive interviews, Nir Eyal, author of the bestselling Hooked, lays bare the processes of distractions and how we can finally get them under control to give people the ultimate superpower of the...

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The Resilience Project

The Resilience Project

Hugh van Cuylenburg

Hugh van Cuylenburg was a primary school teacher volunteering in northern India when he had a life-changing realisation- despite the underprivileged community the children were from, they were remarkably positive. By contrast,...

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Philosophy for Polar Explorers: Sixteen Life Lessons to Help You Take Stock and Recalibrate

Philosophy for Polar Explorers: Sixteen Life Lessons to Help You Take Stock and Recalibrate

Erling Kagge

For millennia exploration has been central to man's quest for meaning and knowledge. For when we set our sights on the horizons, we bring everything us around into focus.

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The Master Plan

The Master Plan

Chris Wilson, Bret Witter

An inspiring, instructive, and ultimately triumphant guide to turning your life around, from a man who used hard work and his Master Plan to convert a life sentence into a second chance.

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When You're Not OK: A Toolkit for Tough Times

When You’re Not OK: A Toolkit for Tough Times

Jill Stark

When You're Not OK is an emotional first-aid kit for your body, mind, and soul, written by someone who's been there too.

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The Right-brain Workout

The Right-brain Workout

Russel Howcroft

In The Right-brain Workout, you'll find 70 questions posed by some of Australia's most creative people from the worlds of comedy, art, advertising, music, literature and photography. Questions that will probe,...

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The School of Life: An Emotional Education

The School of Life: An Emotional Education

Alain de Botton, The School of Life

How to live wisely and well in the twenty-first century--an introduction to the modern art of emotional intelligence.

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Range

Range

David Epstein

Range is the ground-breaking and exhilarating exploration into how to be successful in the 21st Century, from David Epstein the acclaimed author of The Sports Gene.

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Digital Minimalism

Digital Minimalism

Cal Newport

If you care about improving your effectiveness but don't want to become a Luddite or a social dropout this book can lead you to increased control over your time, attention, and energy and ultimately, a richer life. Read Digital...

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Fair Play

Fair Play

Eve Rodsky

The author--tapped by Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine as the expert on this topic for a new generation of women--offers a revolutionary, real-world solution to the problem of unpaid, invisible work that women have shouldered...

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Dare to Lead

Dare to Lead

Brene Brown

Research professor and TED talk phenomenon Dr Brené Brown reveals how to choose courage over comfort, so we can step up, make a difference and dare to lead.

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Mixed Feelings: Exploring the emotional impact of our digital habits

Mixed Feelings: Exploring the emotional impact of our digital habits

Naomi Shimada, Sarah Raphael

The internet. A place of extreme highs, extreme lows and extreme everything-in-betweens. But what is it really doing to our hearts, minds and bodies?

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F**k No!

F**k No!

Sarah Knight

The latest no-f**ks-given guide from New York Times bestselling author of the international sensations The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k, Get Your Sh*t Together, You Do You, and Calm the F**k Down.

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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying

Marie Kondo

Transform your home into a permanently clear and clutter-free space with the incredible KonMari Method. This title helps you tidy your rooms once and for all with inspirational step-by-step method.

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Positivity

Positivity

Barbara Fredrickson

Drawing on more than twenty years of scientific research into positive emotions, the author shows us that attaining positivity is not about striving to be an annoyingly and unnaturally cheerful 'Pollyanna'. It is about putting...

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Nonviolent Communication (Third edition)

Nonviolent Communication (Third edition)

Rosenberg M, Deepak Chopra, M.D.

An enlightening look at how peaceful communication can create compassionate connections with family, friends, and other acquaintances, this international bestseller uses stories, examples, and sample dialogues to provide solutions...

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Calm the F**k Down

Calm the F**k Down

Sarah Knight

The latest no-f**ks-given guide from New York Times bestselling author of the international sensation The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k, Get Your Sh*t Together, and You Do You.

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Atomic Habits

Atomic Habits

James Clear

A revolutionary system to get 1 per cent better every day.

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Complete Self-Help for Your Nerves

Complete Self-Help for Your Nerves

Claire Weekes

People can learn how to treat themselves using Dr Weekes' practical and compassionate advice. Covers all manner of nervous illness from simple muscular and emotional fatigue to recurring symptoms, guilt and depression, helping...

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Stillness is the Key: An Ancient Strategy for Modern Life

Stillness is the Key: An Ancient Strategy for Modern Life

Ryan Holiday

Throughout history, there's been one indelible quality that great leaders, makers, artists and fighters have shared. The Zen Buddhists described it as inner peace, the Stoics called it ataraxia and Ryan Holiday calls it stillness:...

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The Art of Life Admin: How to Do Less, Do It Better, and Live More

The Art of Life Admin: How to Do Less, Do It Better, and Live More

Elizabeth Emens

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The Body Keeps the Score

The Body Keeps the Score

Bessel van der Kolk

What causes people to continually relive what they most want to forget, and what treatments could help restore them to a life with purpose and joy? This book offers a new paradigm for effectively treating traumatic stress. ...

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The Courage to be Disliked

The Courage to be Disliked

Ichiro Kishimi, Fumitake Koga

Released for the first time in the English language, the Japanese phenomenon that teaches us the simple yet profound lessons needed to liberate our real selves and find lasting happiness.

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Big Magic: How to Live a Creative Life, and Let Go of Your Fear

Big Magic: How to Live a Creative Life, and Let Go of Your Fear

Elizabeth Gilbert

Gilbert offers insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration, discussing the attitudes, approaches, and habits that are needed in order to live the most creative lives. Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful...

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Braving the Wilderness

Braving the Wilderness

Brene Brown

`True belonging doesn't require us to change who we are. She writes, `True belonging requires us to believe in and belong to ourselves so fully that we can find sacredness both in both being a part of something, and in standing...

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Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

Susan Cain

Our lives are driven by a fact that most of us can't name and don't understand. It defines who our friends and lovers are, which careers we choose, and whether we blush when we're embarrassed. This title shows how the brain...

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Taming Toxic People

Taming Toxic People

David Gillespie

Bestselling author David Gillespie turns his attention to a phenomenon that damages businesses, seeds mental disease and discomfort and can bring civilisations to the brink of implosion - the psychopath.

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Stephen R. Covey

The Stephen R. Covey offers a principle-centred approach for solving personal and professional problems.  

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How to Win Friends & Influence People

How to Win Friends & Influence People

Dale Carnegie

For more than sixty years the rock-solid, time-tested advice in this book has carried thousands of now famous people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives.  

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