How Do We Know We're Doing It Right

Author: Pandora Sykes

Publisher: Hutchinson

ISBN: 9781786332073

Category: Great Britain

Page: 288

View: 4657


Modern life is full of choices. We're told that happiness lies within and we can be whoever we want to be. But with endless possibility comes a feeling of restlessness; like we're somehow failing to live our best life. What does doing it right even look like? And why do so many women feel like they're getting it wrong? From faster-than-fast fashion to millennial burnout, the explosion of wellness to the rise of cancel culture, Pandora Sykes interrogates the stories we've been sold and the ones we tell ourselves. Wide-ranging, thoughtful and witty, How Do We Know We're Doing It Right? explores the anxieties and myths that consume our lives and the tools we use to muddle through. So sit back and take a breath. It's time to stop worrying about the answers and start delighting in the questions.

How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?

Author: Pandora Sykes

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473575257

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 304

View: 1139


__________________ THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Stop searching for the answers - and start delighting in the questions with Pandora Sykes, co-host of The High Low podcast. 'Deliciously fascinating' MARIAN KEYES 'Refreshing ... thoughtful, considered' STYLIST 'Brilliant' EVENING STANDARD 'Timely and fulsome' CANDICE CARTY-WILLIAMS 'Joyful and wise' LISA TADDEO Modern life is full of choices - but how do we know we're making the right ones? Why, in our attempts to make life easier, do we often make it harder? With a light touch and plenty of humour, Pandora Sykes delves into the myths we've been sold and the stories we tell ourselves, in a timely bid to encourage us to consider the lives we once led, and how they might better serve us. It's time to stop looking for the answers - and start delighting in the questions. __________________ 'Thoughtful and funny' DOLLY ALDERTON 'Like a very clever, lucid, charming friend unpacking all the messy anxieties of modern existence with tremendous intelligence and elan. Read this book. It will help your life' INDIA KNIGHT 'Had me cackling. So smart but so well-researched' CANDICE BRATHWAITE 'Energetic and compelling' OLIVIA SUDJIC 'Navigates complicated issues with great humanity, humour and humility ... [it] left me wanting more' SATHNAM SANGHERA 'Self-aware, self-deprecating, relatable, funny, and brilliantly curious' STACEY DOOLEY 'Witty and zeitgeisty ... strikes a fresh, honest note' VANITY FAIR __________________ Readers love Pandora's first book: 'A truly marvellous debut' 'Insightful and beautifully written' 'Totally brilliant ... I devoured this masterpiece in one sitting' 'A bright book in a gloomy year' 'Feeling a lot better about life after finishing this!' 'I adored Pandora's book and will be thinking about it for a long time.' 'So clever and thought-provoking' 'Pandora is a wonderful writer and I found myself unexpectedly in tears by the end' INCLUDES A NEW PROLOGUE

Expect Something Beautiful

Author: Laura Booz

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 0802499856

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 7920


Is motherhood only about self-sacrifice? Or will it bless your life, too? You know that motherhood makes high demands. Yet you know it’s worth the cost because it benefits your child. On some grand level, it’s also good for civilization. And of course, it’s a calling from God. So is that what you’re doing here—pouring out your life for God and others while getting little in return except the consolation that you’ve done the right thing? Laura Booz wants you to expect something more out of motherhood—something truly beautiful. You might be asking: Will I lose myself in motherhood? Compromise my career? Squander my potential? What’s the point of all that unseen (and uncelebrated) serving, cleaning, caring, snuggling, discipling, and praying? Laura wants to help you see that behind all the giving that mothers do is the receiving of something special—a profound growth in God that is cultivated through motherhood’s everyday ups and downs. Let this book give you a renewed vision of motherhood: to see God’s good purpose for you as a mother, a woman, and a follower of Christ.

It Stings So Sweet

Author: Stephanie Draven

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101598808

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 3206


Fifty Shades of Grey Meets The Great Gatsby in this electrifying novel that vibrates with the hot rhythm of incendiary jazz and teems with wild sexual abandon. The Twenties were roaring and the women—young, open, rebellious, and willing—set the pace and pushed the limits with every man they met… In the aftermath of a wild, liquor-soaked party, three women from very different social classes are about to live out their forbidden desires. Society girl, Nora Richardson's passionate nature has always been a challenge to her ever-patient husband. Now he wants out of the marriage and she has just this one night to win him back. The catch? He wants to punish her for her bad behavior. Nora is offended by her husband's increasingly depraved demands, but as the night unfolds, she discovers her own true nature and that the line between pain and pleasure is very thin indeed. Meanwhile, Clara Cartwright, sultry siren of the silent screen, is introduced to a mysterious WWI Flying Ace. If Clara, darling of the scandal sheets, knows anything, it’s men. And she’s known plenty. But none of them push her boundaries like the aviator, who lures her into a ménage with a stranger in a darkened cinema then steals her jaded heart. Working class girl Sophie O'Brien has more important things on her mind than pleasures of the flesh. But when her playboy boss, the wealthy heir to the Aster family fortune, confronts her with her diary of secret sex fantasies, she could die of shame. To her surprise, he doesn't fire her; instead, he dares her to re-enact her boldest fantasies and Sophie is utterly seduced. One party serves as a catalyst of sexual awakening. And in an age when anything goes, three women discover that anything is possible…

Disconnected

Author: Emma Gannon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1529373727

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 4619


OUT NOW: The new book by Sunday Times bestselling author, Emma Gannon I love Emma Gannon's wise and refreshing perspective on work, and more broadly on the challenges of building a meaningful life in an era of distraction, overwhelm and uncertainty. - Oliver Burkeman, New York Times Bestselling author of Four Thousand Weeks A sensible, kind and useful book about forging a healthier relationship with social media. - Marian Keyes, Sunday Times Bestselling author __________ Millennials might have grown up online but now they want to log off. And it's not just millennials. A year of lockdowns, Zoom meetings and reduced physical contact has made us more dependent on the internet than ever before - but has it lost its humanity? Our focus on community and real connection has been sent off-course and we're becoming more aware of how the algorithm manipulates us and how our data has made us a product to be sold. So, where do we go from here and how can we get back on track? (Dis)connected examines these topics and offers tangible tips and advice for those of us who might feel a little lost right now and want to find themselves again. __________ Emma Gannon is a cordial and provocative spirit. Read her, listen to her, explore her world and the world at large through her eyes. Hers is a journey well worth taking. - Julia Cameron, New York Times Bestselling author of The Artist's Way

The Science of Happiness

Author: Brendan Kelly

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 0717190099

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 1571


The science of happiness is a new and flourishing area of scientific research that provides us with a clear understanding of what actually makes us happy. In this timely book, leading psychiatrist Professor Brendan Kelly examines the most up-to-date findings to arrive at a comprehensive set of principles and strategies that are scientifically proven to increase happiness levels. Combining research evidence with scientific, psychological and even spiritual advice, it will enable us to chart a happier path through our complex world. Professor Kelly examines features of the brain that lead us to think the way we do, common misconceptions about happiness, interesting facts about happiness trends around the world and the research that can empower us to create the circumstances for happiness to flourish in our lives. Does a superb job at tackling that most bedevilling of things – happiness. Reading this book will bring it a step closer in your life.’ Professor Luke O’Neill

Working Hard, Hardly Working

Author: Grace Beverley

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473589096

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 4701


THE #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Excellent.' The Times 'Offers a fresh take on how to create your own balance, be more productive and feel fulfilled in the high-pressure social media age.' Cosmopolitan, 12 BEST NEW BOOKS TO READ 'Serves some serious inspiration for the business-minded.' Bustle, TOP DEBUT BOOKS OF 2021 'Pinpoints and unpacks the confusing and impossible messages we are all fed about modern work, how we are supposedly meant to be "nailing" all areas of our life all at once.' Emma Gannon 'Essential reading for anyone who takes their working life seriously.' Anna Codrea-Rado ________________ We all know the pressure of feeling like we should be grinding 24/7 while simultaneously being told that we should 'just relax' and take care of ourselves, like we somehow have to decide between success and sanity. But in today's complex working world, where every hobby can be a hustle and social media is the lens through which we view ourselves and others, this seemingly impossible choice couldn't be further from our reality. In Working Hard, Hardly Working, entrepreneur and self-proclaimed 'lazy workaholic' Grace Beverley challenges this unrealistic and unnecessary split, and offers a fresh take on how to create your own balance, be more productive and feel fulfilled. Insightful, curious and refreshingly honest, Working Hard, Hardly Working will make you reflect on what you want from your life and work - and then help you chart your path to get there. ________________ A BOOK TO HELP YOU: Create your own Productivity Method: Work smart and do more of what you love Make your routine work for you: Optimise your habits and reap the benefits Understand your value: Get into your flow and enjoy your everyday Engage in effective self-care: How stepping back can help you move forwards ________________ Real comments from Grace's readers: 'A truly important read' 'A refreshing and honest perspective I could really relate to' 'You should read this book!' 'So well-informed, funny and REAL' 'I got so much out of this lovely book' 'Incredibly wise, practically helpful and inspirational' 'A really helpful and insightful book' 'Every single person can benefit from this book' 'You will not regret buying this book' A #1 Sunday Times bestseller, April 2021

Practising Parisienne

Author: Marissa Cox

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472277651

Category: Self-Help

Page: 368

View: 4752


'Even if you don't find yourself booking a one-way Eurostar ticket to the capital like Marissa, this book might just be the key to finally nailing that elusive Parisian je ne sais quoi.' Penny Goldstone, Fashion Editor, Marie Claire 'A delightful, down-to-earth guide . . . complete with insider fashion tips, beauty tricks and dating advice from Marissa's own personal experience, plus interviews with many modern iterations of the ever-elusive Parisienne herself.' Monica de La Villardière, journalist and co-founder of the Fashion No Filter podcast To be Parisian is to have a certain attitude and outlook on life. In Practicing Parisienne, British journalist and blogger Marissa Cox decodes this seemingly nebulous je ne sais quoi, explaining what she has learned since moving to France eight years ago, and how and why the reader can and should adopt a more Parisian lifestyle. She reveals how she learnt to live her best life in this iconic city, what it means to be Parisian and in turn inspire you to make positive changes in your own lives, however big or small. Covering everything from style, fashion, beauty and wellbeing to chic interiors and food and wine, as well as advice about dating and friendship, each section also contains interviews with well-known Parisians and Francophiles who inspire us to live better. Because, as we know, Paris is ALWAYS a good idea. 'Practising Parisienne is a celebration of the City of Lights and an ode to the pleasures in life. Marissa Cox effortlessly mixes practical tips, personal stories and inspiring conversations in this charming guide to living well the Parisian way.' Miranda York, author of At the Table and The Food Almanac 'With appreciation, honesty, a deep understanding and access to leading figures, Practising Parisienne reads like a who's who and what's what when it comes to everything Parisian.' Hannah Almassi, Editor in Chief, Who What Wear UK

Sorrow and Bliss

Author: Meg Mason

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147462300X

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 9055


LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION THE BOOK EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT 'Just read it. It's unforgettable' India Knight, The Sunday Times 'It is impossible to read this novel and not be moved. It is also impossible not to laugh out loud... Extraordinary' Guardian 'Full of snappy one-liners but, at the same time, remarkably poignant' Craig Brown 'Probably the best book you'll read this year' Mail on Sunday 'Completely brilliant. I think every girl and woman should read it' Gillian Anderson 'Exactly the book to read right now, when you need a laugh, but want to cry' Observer 'The most wonderful, heartbreakingly gorgeous novel of the year' Elizabeth Day, author of Magpie 'A raucously funny, beautifully written, emotion-bashing book' The Times 'I was making a list of all the people I wanted to send it to, until I realised that I wanted to send it to everyone I know' Ann Patchett, author of The Dutch House 'One of those "read it in one sitting and tell all your friends" kind of books' Evening Standard 'Patrick Melrose meets Fleabag. Brilliant' Clare Chambers, author of Small Pleasures Everyone tells Martha Friel she is clever and beautiful, a brilliant writer who has been loved every day of her adult life by one man, her husband Patrick. A gift, her mother once said, not everybody gets. So why is everything broken? Why is Martha - on the edge of 40 - friendless, practically jobless and so often sad? And why did Patrick decide to leave? Maybe she is just too sensitive, someone who finds it harder to be alive than most people. Or maybe - as she has long believed - there is something wrong with her. Something that broke when a little bomb went off in her brain, at 17, and left her changed in a way that no doctor or therapist has ever been able to explain. Forced to return to her childhood home to live with her dysfunctional, bohemian parents (but without the help of her devoted, foul-mouthed sister Ingrid), Martha has one last chance to find out whether a life is ever too broken to fix - or whether, maybe, by starting over, she will get to write a better ending for herself. THE BOOK OF THE YEAR An instant Sunday Times bestseller and a book of the year for the Times and Sunday Times, Guardian, Observer, Independent, Mail on Sunday, Evening Standard, Spectator, Daily Express, Irish Times, Irish Examiner, Irish Daily Mail, Metro, Critic, Sydney Morning Herald, Los Angeles Times, Stylist, Red and Good Housekeeping

Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School

Author: Naomi Drew,Christa Tinari

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

ISBN: 1631981609

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 8198


Practical, research-based lessons for middle school educators to teach students pro-social attitudes and behaviors to prevent bullying. Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School focuses on positive and pro-social attitudes and behaviors that build a respectful and compassionate school environment, while also addressing the tough issues of prejudice, anger, exclusion, and bullying. Through role-playing, perspective-taking, sharing, writing, discussion, and more, students develop the insights and skills they need to accept differences, resolve conflicts peacefully, stop bullying among peers, and create a community of kindness in their classrooms and school. Based on survey data gathered by the authors from more than 1,000 students, the book’s research-based lessons are easy to implement and developmentally appropriate. Digital content includes student handouts from the book.