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Re-Start Your Resolutions

18 January 2019

We’re half way through January already but it is still not too late to pick a resolution for the coming year, or kick start those you had already made but hadn’t quite got under way with yet. Whether healthy eating, giving up smoking, staring a new hobby or just generally trying to live well here are some books that might just get you started:

Healthy Eating

This is not a Diet Book: A Users Guide to Eating Well by Bee Wilson    12811

A collection of calm, practical tips and ideas on healthier, happier eating. From unsweetening your palate to rethinking the lunchtime sandwich, award-winning food writer Bee Wilson, gathers together some of the wisest, most constructive advice for feeding you and your family.

Giving Up Smoking

Stop Smoking by Lynda Hudson      9324

Have you decided you really want to stop smoking but fear you won't succeed without some help? This self help hypnotherapy recording could help you to act out each positive step in the imagination and dramatically increase the chance of success in the real world.


The Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh      12436

Gentle anecdotes and practical exercises which can help us to arrive at greater self-understanding and peacefulness. Irrespective of our particular religious beliefs, we can all learn how to be mindful and experience the miracle of mindfulness for ourselves.

The Little Book of Kindness by Bernadettte Russell    12349

Prompted by the seeming hopelessness of the world around her, Bernadette Russell undertook a pledge to be kind to a stranger every day for a year. The experience left her wanting to inspire others. Here are some fun ideas, practical tips and interactive exercises that encourage you to 'be kind' in every area of life.

The Sleep Solution by W Chris Winter     12534

Neurologist Dr Winter explains the basic, often-counterintuitive rules of sleep science. He explores revolutionary findings, including surprising solutions for insomnia and other sleep disturbances, empowering readers to stop taking sleeping pills and enjoy the best sleep of their lives.

Discover or Rediscover Poetry

Poetry for a Change by Miscellaneous Authors   12895

National Poetry Day is a chance for everyone everywhere to share and enjoy poetry. This special anthology features poems by the National Poetry Day Ambassadors, a top team of fantastic poets who bring poetry alive all year round. And each poet has chosen a favourite poem to share, so look out for classics by Chistina Rossetti, WB Yeats, Shakespeare and Keats among others.

Hobbies and Interests

Join a Book Group

If you’re looking for a new interest or hobby then what about joining a book group? Your local library or community centre may have information on groups happening locally and if there isn’t one in your area why not start one up! It’s a great way to meet new people and expand your reading choices.