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Switchcraft: Harnessing the Power of Mental Agility to Transform Your Life

Switchcraft: Harnessing the Power of Mental Agility to Transform Your Life

Elaine Fox

A revolutionary book on the power of mental agility to transform your life, from Oxford psychologist and neuroscientist Professor Elaine Fox.

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Heartland: What Is the Future of Modern Love?

Heartland: What Is the Future of Modern Love?

Jennifer Pinkerton

Based on interviews across Australia, Heartland guides readers through the intimate world of love, sex, dating, and commitment among millennials and Generation Z.

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When I Grow Up: Stories of Adults in Search of Adulthood

When I Grow Up: Stories of Adults in Search of Adulthood

Moya Sarner

When do you become an adult? What does it mean to grow up? And what are the experiences that propel us forward - or keep us stuck?

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The Way of Nagomi

The Way of Nagomi

Ken Mogi

The Japanese ideology that gives you the powers to embrace everything life throws at you in order to live at peace and harmoniously - as explained by the global bestselling author who brought you ikigai.

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Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole

Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole

Susan Cain

An illuminating book on loss by the bestselling author of Quiet

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Cosmic Numerology

Cosmic Numerology

Jenn King

How to harness your full potential using the power of numbers and planets.

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How to Be Well: A Handbook for Women

How to Be Well: A Handbook for Women

Dr Karen Coates, Sharon Kolkka

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.

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The Space Between the Stars

The Space Between the Stars

Indira Naidoo

A deeply moving and uplifting exploration of the power of nature - even urban nature - to heal the deepest hurts.

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Power: A Woman's Guide to Living and Leading Without Apology

Power: A Woman’s Guide to Living and Leading Without Apology

Kemi Nekvapil

Shift your thinking about what power is and who gets to have it. Live and lead fully, without apology.

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Forty Favours the Brave

Forty Favours the Brave

Sarah Wills, Lise Carlaw

From the creators of the hit podcast FORTY come musings, advice and real-life stories on the highs, lows and unexpected delight of life in your forties.

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Stolen Focus: Why You Can't Pay Attention

Stolen Focus: Why You Can’t Pay Attention

Johann Hari

Why have we lost our ability to focus? What are the causes? And, most importantly, how do we get it back?

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This Is Not A Book About Benedict Cumberbatch

This Is Not A Book About Benedict Cumberbatch

Tabitha Carvan

For fans of Caitlin Moran and Anne Helen Peterson, this is an exceptionally funny memoir and manifesto about what it's like to reclaim your sense of joy and discovery in midlife (even when it takes the form of alien-faced actors...

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Mindwandering

Mindwandering

Moshe Bar

Mindwandering is the first popular book to explore the multi-faceted phenomenon of our wandering minds and the cutting-edge new research behind it

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Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?

Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?

Dr Julie Smith

A simple, positive, practical toolkit for better mental health, from clinical psychologist and TikTok star Dr Julie Smith

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The Dreaming Path: Indigenous Thinking to Change Your Life

The Dreaming Path: Indigenous Thinking to Change Your Life

Paul Callaghan, Uncle Paul Gordon

Tired of going around in circles? The Dreaming Path has always been there, but in the modern-day world, it can be hard to find. There are so many demands on us that it can be hard to remember what's most important: you. It's time...

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Wild & Witchy

Wild & Witchy

Allira Potter

In this 'guidebook for life', written in Allira's trademark unapologetic, no-f*cks-given style, you'll find tasks, tools, techniques and a few witchy rituals to help you bring in your most abundant life ever.

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If I Were You

If I Were You

Peter Quarry

In this fascinating and original book Peter Quarry skilfully deconstructs his own life, showing how you too can unpack and reboot yours.

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Toxic Positivity: Keeping It Real in a World Obsessed with Being Happy

Toxic Positivity: Keeping It Real in a World Obsessed with Being Happy

Whitney Goodman

Moving past "good vibes only" to make space for authentic emotions and connection, from the therapist behind the popular Instagram account @sitwithwhit

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Out of Office

Out of Office

Anne Helen Petersen, Charlie Warzel

A game-changing book about the revolutionary potential of working from home, by two experts who work - and live - together.

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Emotional: The New Thinking About Feelings

Emotional: The New Thinking About Feelings

Leonard Mlodinow

We've been told we need to master our emotions and think rationally to succeed. But cutting-edge science shows that feelings are every bit as important to our success as thinking

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Euphoric

Euphoric

Karolina Rzadkowolska

An inspiring and motivational guide - featuring a unique and practical eight-week plan - that will allow you to ditch alcohol for good to embrace a happier, healthier lifestyle.

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Energy for Life

Energy for Life

Alix Bradfield

In this top-to-toe guide, Alix Bradfield interviews a wide range of experts, psychologists, doctors and specialists to provide accessible advice on how to keep mind, body and soul in peak condition.

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Saved by the Siesta: the great benefits of a little nap

Saved by the Siesta: the great benefits of a little nap

Brice Faraut

Saved by the Siesta explains how siestas work and the remarkable role they can play in overcoming the destructive effects on the brain and the body of a shortage of sleep - for a siesta is like a night's sleep in...

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Find Your Unicorn Space

Find Your Unicorn Space

Eve Rodsky

From the New York Times bestselling author of Fair Play and 'the Marie Kondo of relationships' comes an inspirational guide for setting new personal goals, rediscovering your interests, cultivating creativity, and reclaiming your...

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Becoming Aware

Becoming Aware

Daniel J. Siegel

This hands-on user's guide to the groundbreaking Wheel of Awareness meditation practice takes readers step-by-step through a 21-day journey to discover what it means to be truly present and aware in our daily lives.

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Let Go

Let Go

Hugh van Cuylenburg

It's time for us to let go of shame, expectation and our addiction to social media

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Find Your Strength

Find Your Strength

Rachael Coopes

Find Your Strength is a guide to becoming a warrior and thriving on the battlefield of life by actor, Play School presenter and award-winning writer Rachael Coopes

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Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience

Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience

Brene Brown

This major new work from the international bestselling author of Gifts of Imperfection and Dare to Lead examines the 87 emotions and experiences that define us, and provides a compelling framework to help us all become more...

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A Human History of Emotion

A Human History of Emotion

Richard Firth-Godbehere

A sweeping exploration of the ways in which emotions shaped the course of human history, and how our experience and understanding of emotions have evolved along with us.

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Ladies, We Need To Talk

Ladies, We Need To Talk

Yumi Stynes, Claudine Ryan

The book that isn't afraid to dive into all the tricky topics women don't like talking about, based on the hit ABC podcast.

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Into the Rip

Into the Rip

Damien Cave

When Damien Cave brought his young family to Sydney to set up the New York Times' Australian Bureau, they encountered the local pursuits of Nippers and surfing - and a completely different approach to risk that changed the way...

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How To Keep Your Brain Young

How To Keep Your Brain Young

Professor Kerryn Phelps

Professor Kerryn Phelps AM, Australia's most trusted GP, reveals how to keep our most important organ at its best throughout our lives.

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 Read reviewThe Luminous Solution: Creativity, Resilience and the Inner Life

The Luminous Solution: Creativity, Resilience and the Inner Life

Charlotte Wood

An inspiring work about creativity and resilience from the multi-award-winning author of The Weekend.

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 Read reviewYou're Not Listening

You’re Not Listening

Kate Murphy

When was the last time you listened to someone, or someone really listened to you? This life-changing book will transform your conversations forever.

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Unwinding Anxiety

Unwinding Anxiety

Judson Brewer

Break free from anxiety and be free to live a full, happy life with internationally renowned psychiatrist and neuroscientist Dr Judson Brewer - based on over 20 years of research and his simple habit-breaking programme. We are...

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The New Hustle: Don't Work Harder, Just Work Better

The New Hustle: Don’t Work Harder, Just Work Better

Emma Isaacs

What if we've been served a big, fat lie about what it takes to be successful at work?

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Take Risks

Take Risks

John Marsden

Take Risks is the compelling memoir of a revered author and educator, and a forthright discussion on teaching, parenting and society as a whole.

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Four Thousand Weeks

Four Thousand Weeks

Oliver Burkeman

Still, we rarely make the connection between our daily struggles with time and the ultimate time management problem: the question of how best to use our ridiculously brief time on the planet, which amounts on average to about four...

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 Read reviewTrivial Grievances

Trivial Grievances

Bridie Jabour

An oddly optimistic, witty and insightful generation-defining book for a lost generation, the miserable Millennials, from Bridie Jabour, opinion editor at Guardian Australia

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Let's Talk About Hard Things

Let’s Talk About Hard Things

Anna Sale

Let's Talk About Hard Things is candid, unflinching, and entertaining in its quest to make everyone more comfortable with the uncomfortable realities of life.

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Burnout: A Guide to Identifying Burnout and Pathways to Recovery

Burnout: A Guide to Identifying Burnout and Pathways to Recovery

Kerrie Eyers, Gordon Parker (Author), Gabriella Tavella (A&U ANZ author)

The first complete guide to burnout, based on groundbreaking new research. It shows how you can tell whether you really have burnout, and helps you shape a strategy for recovery that will work for you.

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Brain Reset

Brain Reset

David Gillespie

Anxiety, depression and addiction are the scourge of modern-day living. How are they linked? How do we beat them?

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She's on the Money

She’s on the Money

Victoria Devine

The ultimate millennial money guide, from the creator of Australia's #1 finance podcast

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The Practice of Not Thinking: A Guide to Mindful Living

The Practice of Not Thinking: A Guide to Mindful Living

Ryunosuke Koike

Bestselling author and Zen priest Ryunosuke Koike teaches us how to reconnect with our five senses and move towards enlightenment

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So Tell Me About the Last Time You Had Sex

So Tell Me About the Last Time You Had Sex

Ian Kerner

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone meets Come As You Are. Renowned sex therapist and New York Times bestselling author Ian Kerner shares the program he uses to help thousands of couples achieve more intimacy and better sex.

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Power Play

Power Play

Julia Banks

An explosive memoir-meets-handbook from the bravest woman in modern Australian politics, helping empower women in or aspiring to leadership.

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Can't Even

Can’t Even

Anne Helen Petersen

It is a creeping part of modern culture, shaped by deep-rooted political, historical and economic forces, and it is affecting how we work, parent, socialise and inhabit the world. Anne Helen Petersen identifies burnout with...

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Intimacy and Solitude

Intimacy and Solitude

Stephanie Dowrick

Intimacy and Solitude starts with the most fundamental relationship of all: how you understand and care for your own self - knowing this will inevitably be reflected in your most essential relationships.    

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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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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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Quiet

Quiet

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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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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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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