The Little Pocket Book of Kindness

inspirational quotes and stories to inspire happiness, hope, and gratitude

The Little Pocket Book of Kindness

Become your kindest self and learn how to enrich the lives of those around you with The Little Pocket Book of Kindness. “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.†His Holiness the Dalai Lama (B.1935) Kindness is contagious. One good deed can lead to a huge positive impact upon another, inspiring them to do a good deed in return, and perpetuating a harmonic of ever-increasing happiness. Even the smallest of acts can make a whole world of difference! The Little Pocket Book of Kindness is a breath of fresh air and a reminder of all of the good things in the world. It contains lists of ways to be kind and how to make time for the people in your life, improving their lives as well as your own. Studies have shown that acting selflessly, and seeing another person act altruistically, produces good feelings and instills a more positive and happier outlook. Being kind is essential to creating a better and happier world. The Little Pocket Book of Kindness, with stirring quotations and tales of inspirational icons, such as Mother Teresa and Mahatma Gandhi, will help you aspire to and become the kindest version of yourself. This book has been beautifully illustrated and is filled with color drawings and photographs. Give it a read and enrich the lives of those around you. Â

The Little Pocket Book of Happiness

How to love life, laugh more, and live longer

The Little Pocket Book of Happiness

Swap worry and anxiety for joy and contentment and choose to live in a happier way. Happiness is like the answer to a riddle. The more we want it and the more we seek it, the more elusive it becomes. And yet, when we are least conscious of looking for it, it can envelop us in a warm sense of contentment and belonging, making a single moment precious and valuable beyond measure. A feeling of happiness has the power to light up our whole being. Scientists will tell us that happiness has the power to heal and to extend life. It is the ingredient we all seek to make our lives complete. Like the air we breathe, we are not conscious that we need it, until it disappears. Happiness makes us feel glad to be alive. The Little Pocket Book of Happiness offers you a more joyous approach to living and thinking; a shift in approach that may reframe your view of the world; simple things you can do to reconsider your life – consciously – so that you can decide whether now is the time when you can be happier. It includes strategies to warm the heart and open the mind to the extraordinary power of happiness. It shares the experiences of others and provides the closest we might have to a happiness 'formula'. The good news is, happiness is within everyone’s grasp.

The Power of Gratitude

The thankful way to a happier, healthier you

The Power of Gratitude

Discover positive ways to be thankful for life’s infinite possibilities—starting from today. Can being more grateful change your life? Ongoing research suggests that it does. Practicing gratitude has a positive impact on the brain and changes the way we feel about the world—and each other. It transforms our lives from the inside out—and The Power of Gratitude explains how. Gratitude extends far beyond the ritual of sharing gifts or saying thank you. It is a form of recognition—a way of appreciating the kindness, beauty, and wonder that life has to offer. Gratitude connects us to one another and to the world we live in. It increases our wish to nurture, help, and protect one another—and increases our sense of belonging. Included are practical and conscious ways to embrace gratitude that have lasting meaning, from creative ways to turn a simple thank you into a heartfelt gift to strategies to help us to see life with brighter eyes. Try keeping a gratitude journal, whether on paper or using an app, or making a gratitude altar. Discover meditations to end your day on a grateful note and to help you find your way back to thankfulness when times are hard. You will soon find that gratitude becomes a way of life and will reap the benefits, both emotional and physical.

A Year of Living Happily

Week-by-week activities to unlock the secrets to a happier way of being

A Year of Living Happily

Experience a year of discovering how to swap worry and anxiety for joy and contentment using this guidebook of weekly prompts and activities. Happiness is sought by all—but what, really, is happiness? Sometimes our confusion over just what it is we are looking for is what can make it seem so elusive. Here, Lois Blyth explains what happiness is—and what it is not—and shows how it is within reach of everyone. She details the science of happiness, such as developing a happy brain, and its power to heal and even extend life. Then, she suggests simple activities for each week of the year that will help you reframe your view of the world. Some will lead you to self-reflection: look at what you're grateful for; increase your self-esteem and appreciate your uniqueness; become aware of your thoughts and language to note negative phrases and replace them with positive ones; tackle procrastination; and find happiness at work. Others encourage you to give back to the world, including a “good deeds pledge†and developing a greater empathy for those around you. Spend a week living in the moment and exploring the wonder of the world through all your senses, experience the healing power of color, or try incorporating more exercise into each day, no matter how small, as being active is a key way to improve mental well-being. Taking on each activity for just a week at a time makes it seems much less challenging, but also, once you've spent seven days consciously doing something new or thinking in a different way, you'll find that week's activity starts to become a habit. Journal pages with friendly reminders follow each activity so that you can reflect on your experience and what you are discovering. Through simple shifts in approach, you can choose to be happy and love life, laugh more, and live longer.

The Little Pocket Book of Meditation

With step-by-step, 5–10 minute guided meditations to calm mind, body, and soul

The Little Pocket Book of Meditation

An easy-to-follow guide to the stress-busting, tension-taming practice of meditation. Trying to find a work/life balance can be exhausting, which means we are always looking for ways to release tension and relax. Meditation is the perfect solution! People often worry that to meditate properly they need to sit for hours in cold and empty rooms, but in The Little Pocket Book of Meditation Stephanie Brookes sweeps aside these out-dated stereotypes. Writing in a down-to-earth, accessible style, Stephanie shows us how to incorporate simple meditation techniques into our busy, non-stop lives. Over the years she has created bespoke meditation routines and developed a large inventory of meditations to suit a wide range of situations, including meditations for self-healing, meditations for relationships and meditations on the go. Packed with engaging insights on the benefits of meditation, this book will show you how even a short meditation can reduce stress, ease tension and set you on the path to inner peace.

Punch's Pocket-book of Fun

Being Cuts and Cuttings from the Wit and Wisdom of Twenty-five Volumes of Punch. Illustrated with 75 Engravings

Punch's Pocket-book of Fun


A Year of Living Thankfully

A week-by-week workbook to help you embrace gratitude and discover a healthier, happier you

A Year of Living Thankfully

Experience a year of actively being more grateful, with weekly activities and practices, plus workbook pages to fill in, and discover how this can lead to greater happiness and well-being. Can being more grateful change your life? Ongoing research suggests that it does. Practicing gratitude has a positive impact on the brain and changes the way we feel about the world and each other, making us want to nurture, help, and protect one another, and increasing our sense of belonging. It extends far beyond the ritual of sharing gifts or saying thank you. It is a form of recognition—a way of appreciating the kindness, beauty, and wonder that life has to offer. A Year of Living Thankfully offers simple activities for each week of the year that will help you embrace gratitude and reframe your view of the world. Included are creative suggestions to turn a simple thank you into a heartfelt gift, strategies to help you see life with brighter eyes, meditations to end your day on a grateful note, and ways to help you find thankfulness again when times are hard. Journal pages with friendly reminders follow each activity so that you can reflect on your experience and what you are discovering. You will soon find that gratitude becomes a way of life and will reap the benefits, both emotional and physical.

THE SECRETS OF HAPPINESS

THE SECRETS OF HAPPINESS

Swap worry and anxiety for joy and contentment and choose to live in a happier way. Happiness is like a riddle. The more we want it and the more we seek it, the more elusive it becomes. And yet, when we are least conscious of looking for it, it can envelop us in a warm sense of contentment and belonging, making a single moment precious and valuable beyond measure. A feeling of happiness has the power to light up our whole being. Scientists will tell us that it has the power to heal and to extend life. It is the ingredient we all seek to make our lives complete. Like the air we breathe, we are not conscious that we need it, until it disappears. Happiness makes us feel glad to be alive. The Secrets of Happiness offers you a more joyous approach to living and thinking; a shift in approach that may reframe your view of the world; simple things you can do to re-consider your life - consciously - so that you can decide whether now is the time when you can be happier. It includes strategies to warm the heart and open the mind to the extraordinary power of happiness. It shares the experiences of others and provides the closest we might have to a happiness 'formula'. The good news is, happiness is within everyone's grasp. It has the power to transform, heal and restore life back to one worth living.

Mindfulness Pocketbook

Little exercises for a calmer life

Mindfulness Pocketbook

Follow-up to the bestselling Mindfulness: Live in the Moment Gill Hasson, author of the bestselling Mindfulness is back and this time you can fit her advice in your pocket! This little book is packed with over 100 quick exercises, each dealing with a difference situation, to help you get calm, collected, and balanced. So whenever you start to feel the stress mounting, reach for your Mindfulness Pocketbook, find the relevant exercise and instantly make life better! So if you feel like life is moving too fast and you're struggling to keep up with constant demands and commitments, don't let anxiety and worry get the better of you — integrate these mindfulness exercises, practices, and reflections into your daily life and get in control and feel more confident, calm, and present. By progressing through the pocketbook, you will develop mindful ways of thinking and doing that will benefit a wide range of situations in your personal, social, and work life. Slow down, take a deep breath, and take that step toward an easier and more manageable life. The Mindfulness Pocketbook will help you: Move in the direction of greater calm, balance, and wellbeing Increase your insight and awareness Break free from unhelpful thoughts and thinking patterns, feel more confident, and have better self-esteem Be more able to manage other people's demands, stress, anxiety, and worry Experts increasingly recognise that developing mindfulness skills is an effective way to improve performance, reduce stress, enhance emotional intelligence, increase life satisfaction, and develop leadership skills. A mindful person consciously brings awareness to the here-and-now with openness, interest, and receptiveness. Mindfulness Pocketbook is the take-with-you guide to receptive, constructive thinking.

Be Happy

Hang on to your happiness and live a more joyous life

Be Happy

Use these strategies to warm your heart and open your mind to the power of happiness. Happiness is like the answer to a riddle. The more we want it and the more we seek it, the more elusive it becomes. And yet, when we are least conscious of looking for it, it can envelop us in a warm sense of contentment and belonging, making a single moment precious and valuable beyond measure. Scientists will tell us that happiness has the power to heal and to extend life. It is the ingredient we all seek to make our lives complete. Happiness makes us feel glad to be alive and this book offers you a more joyous approach to living and thinking; a shift in approach that may reframe your view of the world. Simple things you can do to reconsider your life—consciously—so that you can decide whether now is the time when you can be happier. It shares the experiences of others and provides the closest we might have to a happiness "formula". The good news is, happiness is within everyone’s grasp.