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10 Simple Solutions for Building Self Esteem

Books $29.99Available in the shop

Easy to understand tips for fostering a positive sense of self, which draws on techniques from Eastern and Western traditions: mindfulness practice, thought-watching, strengths appreciation, and more.

Can Food Be A Medicine Against Cancer?

Books $24.95Available in the shop

Does eating certain foods help protect you from developing cancer? Which foods should we all be eating? 

Written by surgical oncologist Dr David Wilkinson, this book takes you on a tour of the top foods that protect against cancer and delves into the scientific reasons why these foods are effective. Discover how cancer cells work and what turns them off.

Gut: the inside story of our body’s most under-rated organ

Books $29.99Available in the shop

New research shows that gut bacteria can play a role in everything from obesity and allergies to Alzheimer's. Beginning with the personal experience of illness that inspired her research, and going on to explain everything from the basics of nutrient absorption to the latest science linking bowel bacteria with depression, Giulia Enders takes us on a fascinating tour of our insides. Enders is a two-time scholarship winner of the Heraeus Foundation, and her message is simple -- if we treat our gut well, it will treat us well in return. But how do we do that? And why do we need to? Find out in this surprising exploration of the least understood of our organs.

Happiness by Design: Finding Pleasure and Purpose in Everyday Life

Books $14.99Available in the shop

The pursuit of happiness has reached cult-like status, with scores of self-help books available on everything from learning to love yourself to thinking positively and living honestly. While some may have merits, it is important that advice is also based on some kind of evidence-based research.
Paul Dolan, author of Happiness by Design, is familiar with the rigours of research. He is a professor of behavioural science at the London School of Economics. Dolan approaches his book with an intellectual and engaging break down of not just what makes us happy, but why and how you can improve your levels of satisfaction with yourself and your role in the world.
Dolan provides context by bringing together diverse and extensive research. Simple insights ring true, such as the fact that finding a balance between pleasure and purpose in your pursuits will grant you more happiness.
And one of the keys to happiness? Don’t try too hard to pursue this somewhat-elusive emotion. Focus on the things that make you happy, and try not to get frustrated when you’re not basking in joy.

Happy Pants

Books $22.99Available in the shop

When Mummy wears her happy pants we build sandcastles, go out for baby cinos and have lots and lots of cuddles. But when she comes home with baby Darcy, her happy pants stay in her wardrobe...

Happy Pants is a picture book for older children to help them understand that their mum's post-natal depression is not because of them, that families can support each other and that mum will get better with help. This book is a resource for both children and parents, bringing hope and a voice to this typically silent topic.

Illustrated by Liz McGrath.

Inside Out, Prolapse Exercises

Books $22.99Available in the shop

Learn how to exercise with confidence. This book teaches you how to improve your pelvic floor support, avoid unsafe exercises and relieve prolapse symptoms while increasing your strength and fitness.

This user-friendly prolapse exercise guide is suited to all levels of fitness, especially for women with:

  • prolapse
  • prolapse surgery recovery
  • previous prolapse surgery
  • or pelvic floor weakness

Michelle Kenway is an Australian physiotherapist and women's exercise instructor and is passionate about helping women stay active for their physical and emotional wellbeing.

Inside out – A complete guide to pelvic floor safe exercises for women

Books $19.95Available in the shop

Some women unknowingly increase their risk of pelvic floor dysfunction through inappropriate exercise. Inside Out provides expert guidelines and is an educational tool for safe general exercise and improved pelvic floor fitness.

Menopause: Change, Choice and HRT

Books $24.99Available in the shop

With more than 40 years experience as a gynecological endocrinologist and a founding member of the Australian Menopause Society, Dr. Wren has researched the pros and cons of hormone replacement therapy (HRT), and presents them in easy-to-understand language. This book covers the mental, physical, and emotional effects of menopause, and outlines the case for and against HRT and alternative therapies. Menopause: Change, Choice and HRT is about empowering women with the knowledge to make health decisions around menopause that suit their needs and lifestyle.

Mindfulness: Finding peace in a frantic world

Books $35.00Available in the shop

Mindfulness reveals a set of simple yet powerful practices that you can incorporate into daily life to help you break the cycle of anxiety, stress, unhappiness and exhaustion. 

The book is based on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). MBCT revolves around a straightforward form of mindfulness meditation which takes just a few minutes a day for the full benefits to be revealed. MBCT has been clinically proven to be at least as effective as drugs for depression and it is recommended by the UK's National Institute of Clinical Excellence.

The author, Mark Williams is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Oxford and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. He co-developed MBCT and is co-author of the international best-seller The Mindful Way Through Depression. Dr Danny Penman is a feature and comment writer for the Daily Mail. He has a PhD in biochemistry and has worked for The Independent and the BBC. (Free CD of guided meditations included).

Relationships in your 50s-60s and beyond

Books $22.90Available in the shop

Life in your 50s and 60s is a time of great change. It can be both a wonderful and challenging time for any relationship. This book helps you to take the steps to resolve issues that stand in the way of your happiness. It can also be a useful guide to improve a good relationship – and make it even better!

Reversing Diabetes

Books $35.00Available in the shop

Drawing on over 20 years of clinical experience as an Accredited Practising Dietitian, including nearly 16 years at Diabetes Australia, Dr Alan Barclay combines the highest-quality evidence about the nutritional management and prevention of diabetes into one easy-to-read book. Reversing Diabetes includes: Advice for losing weight and keeping it off, weekly menu planners, 70 delicious recipes, and complete nutritional breakdowns for each recipe. Live well, eat well and enjoy life. Dr Alan Barclay is a consultant dietitian and chief scientific officer at the Glycemic Index Foundation. He was Head of Research at the Australian Diabetes Council (Diabetes NSW) from 1998-2014 and is a member of the editorial boards of Diabetes Australia's consumer magazine, Conquest, and health professional magazine, Diabetes Management Journal.

The CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet

Books $21.00Available in the shop

With 85 recipes and 12 weeks of varied meal plans, this book will tell you how to get started, what to cook and how to keep the weight off for good.

The CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet: Recipes on a Budget

Books $21.00Available in the shop

This collection of over 135 recipes shows you how to eat well without breaking the bank or compromising nutrition or quality. Highlights include: how to make café-style breakfasts for next-to-nothing; using inexpensive cuts of meat to create wonderful slow-cooked dishes; clever ways to transform leftovers into delicious meals; and plenty of ideas for making your own dips, pastes, spice mixes and dressings.

The Elusive Orgasm

Books $29.99Available in the shop

Australian clinical psychologist and sex therapist Vivienne Cass has put together an easy to understand overview of women’s sexual pleasure – covering sexual triggers, stages of arousal, the power of the mind, and how women differ from men. It explains the causes of women’s orgasm difficulties and how to remedy them. The book includes a step-by-step plan to help you and your partner.

The Happiness Trap

Books $29.95Available in the shop

Popular ideas about happiness are inaccurate, misleading, and are actually making us miserable. But there is hope. Dr Russ Harris MD is a Melbourne-based medical practitioner at the forefront of a new movement that is shaking the very foundations of western psychology. First, he shatters popular myths about happiness that are directly contributing to the current epidemic of depression, anxiety and stress. Next, he explains a new pathway to health and fulfillment through the development of a psychological state known as mindfulness. This easy-to-learn, rapidly effective and scientifically proven approach will arm people with the tools they need to change their life, once and for all.

The Power of Habit

Books $19.95Available in the shop

Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning business reporter Charles Duhigg, this book explains why habits exist, how they are formed and importantly, how they can be changed. By understanding our own habits we unlock the key to being more productive, exercising regularly and transforming our lives.

Where did my libido go?

Books $34.95Available in the shop

Low libido is the most common sexual problem experienced by women, and common in Dr Rosie King's clinical practice. This book will be helpful for women to learn about sexual desire and provide strategies to enjoy a regular, satisfying sex life with your partner.

Why am I so Tired?

A book by Dr Ginni Mansberg and Dr Anne Thomson for anyone feeling tired and worn out all the time, or feeling that there aren’t enough hours in the day to get done everything done. Written by two Australian doctors who have developed a scientifically based, easy to follow approach to regain control of your life and get your energy back.

Women’s Stuff

Books $59.95Available in the shop

Women's Stuff is the essential guide to life for all women aged 18 to 108. With more than 700 pages of the best info, independent advice and great fun you'd expect from Kaz Cooke, author of Up The Duff, Kidwrangling and Girl Stuff this is THE book every Australian woman truly needs if they want to know anything about everything: from confidence, body image, eating, health, hormones, bosoms, hairy bits, love, heartbreak, to sex, mental health, wrinkle creams, cosmetic surgery, friends, sleep, home, false eyelashes and menopause. Women's Stuff also includes more than 2,000 illuminating, amazing, hilarious and heartbreaking quotes from real women who shared their own secrets and stories on everything from sex to housework, drinking problems and hopes for the future.

Your Personal Record – in sickness and in health

Books $14.95Available in the shop

Your Personal Record – In sickness and in health by Beverley Gilbert is a user-friendly record book designed to make it easy for people to keep a lifelong record of their health. This book provides an easy way to make this task easier and more organised. You can record health details, visits to the doctor or dentist, recurring problems, immunisations, test results and medical costs. Hopefully, it will help you feel more in control of your health – as long as you remember to use it!

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