In his previous books, Oliver Sacks had addressed questions of the brain and mind through the lens of case histories of individuals with neurological disorders. Recently, however, he had been reflecting on his experiences with such patients in the context of a lifetime... read more
EVERYTHING WE'VE BEEN TOLD ABOUT HOW TO IMPROVE OUR LIVES IS WRONG. NOW SUPERSTAR BLOGGER MARK MANSON TELLS US WHAT WE NEED TO DO TO GET IT RIGHT. For decades, we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. Drawing on academic researc... read more
The must-read new memoir from one of psychiatry's most important figures.Irvin D. Yalom has made a career of investigating the lives of others. In this profound memoir, he turns his writing and his therapeutic eye upon himself. He opens his story with a ni... read more
We live in a world of time famine, stuffocation and addiction to entertainment rather than education. So it's time to eliminate some of the noise and distraction and get back to the basic essentials. It's time to start living on purpose again.From The Essentialist... read more
Affluenza is the empty sense we feel when our wasteful consumerist lifestyle leaves us dissatisfied and unfulfilled. How can we cure ourselves of this strikingly modern affliction? According to Richard Denniss, we must distinguish between consumerism, the love of buying things, whic... read more
'Dear Mr & Mrs Jones, I am writing to inform you of my withdrawal from the race to keep up with you ...'
Once upon a time, Brooke McAlary thought she was close to having it all. Married to a wonderful man, mother to a lively young daughter, and pregnant for a seco... read more
`I believe that we are all on the addict spectrum, that the object of addiction is less important than the condition, and that in recovering as individuals, we can change the world. This book describes the way I work my programme and how it can work for anyone' ... read more
Brooke McAlary knows first-hand the power of simplifying and living with less. After being diagnosed with postnatal depression, she embraced a slower, more intentional life and rediscovered her health, energy and passion.
In Destination Si... read more
Since antiquity, i.e. for at least 2,500 years and probably much longer, people have been asking themselves what it means to live a good life. How should I live? What constitutes a good life? What's the role of fate? What's the role of money? Is leading a good life a questi... read more
Mind & Body
Bring meaning and joy to your every day with the internationally bestselling guide to ikigai. The people of Japan believe that everyone has an ikigai - a reason for being; the thing that gets you out of bed each morning. And according to the reside... read more
Jamila Rizvi has noticed an epidemic of luckiness among Australian women. Whenever any successful woman is asked how she achieved something special, the response is invariably- 'I was just lucky.' Even after they've overcome the societal, cultural and structural barriers still in p... read more
How did a short, fat, alcoholic become one of the most successful TV producers in the world? The self-help industry tells you that if you're positive, if you put your best foot forward and if you just believe in yourself that you will find happines... read more