In Quiet, Fearne Cotton explores why so many of us question whether we are, or will ever be, ´good enough´. This beautiful audiobook, filled with Fearne´s creative hand-drawn illustrations and thought-provoking activities to still your mind, will silence your inner critic and stop you from continually self-sabotaging. Quiet includes interviews with people who have helped Fearne to accept her flaws and love her own imperfections as well as advice on how to drown out misinformation and the sometimes pressurising noise from family, work and friends, which can fuel our insecurities and self-doubt. Fearne talks honestly and openly about what it´s like to live in the public eye and shares some of the methods and practical activities she uses to ignore negative online chatter and trolls. She acknowledges the terrifying stats and research linking social media to rising levels of depression, anxiety and other mental health issues in young people and offers advice about how to listen more selectively to what we are told in an era of constant sharing, oversharing and general misinformation about what is ´good´ or ´bad´ for us. Stop competing with all the noise out there and accept that Quiet might be your most formidable force yet. Written and read by Fearne Cotton.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio on our Desktop Site. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fearne Cotton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/001910/bk_orio_001910_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New series Anne with an E now streaming on Netflix. This new hardback edition of the much-loved story of orphan Anne Shirley has been created in partnership with the world-famous V & A Museum, and has an exquisite cover design from their original William Morris collection. Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert are in for a big surprise. They are waiting for an orphan boy to help with the work at Green Gables - but a skinny, red-haired girl turns up instead. Feisty and full of spirit, Anne Shirley charms her way into the Cuthberts´ affection with her vivid imagination and constant chatter. It´s not long before Anne finds herself in trouble, but soon it becomes impossible for the Cuthberts to imagine life without ´their´ Anne - and for the people of Avonlea to recall what it was like before this wildly creative little girl whirled into town.
At 18, after moving to London with dreams of becoming an actress, an impressionable girl who paints freckles on her face begins work experience in a West End theatre company. In between mail-outs and making cups of coffee, she meets the formidable producer Thelma Holt. Within a fortnight Thelma has stolen her, cancelled her audition for RADA, sent her to evening classes to learn to type, organised a miniscule salary and renamed her. From that moment she becomes Sweetpea. Her days are spent in an eccentric office where Alan Rickman or Vanessa Redgrave might pop in at any moment. Evenings are filled with the adrenaline of an opening-night performance or the chatter of a smart restaurant where casting for the next production is discussed. Existing somewhere between glamour and penury, Sweetpea finds herself surrounded by dynamic personalities and struggling to trust her own creative instincts. Over the years her apprenticeship takes in unusual demands, misbehaving actors, divinely inspired directors and a hot-air balloon ride with British theatre´s finest. Get Me the Urgent Biscuits is a keenly observed memoir about the vanishing world of London´s West End in the 1980s and 1990s, in which a young woman is swept into the orbit of a theatrical impresario. Shrewd, poignant and irresistibly funny, above all it is a coming-of-age story about the search for independence and an ode to the beguiling nature of theatre. Read by Sweetpea Slight. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sweetpea Slight. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/001266/bk_orio_001266_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Including an introduction from writer and feminist activist Scarlett Curtis, curator of Sunday Times Bestseller Feminists Don´t Wear Pink.When waiting for an orphan boy to help with the work at Green Gables, Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert are in for a big surprise.Anne Shirley- a skinny, red-haired girl turns up instead.Feisty and full of spirit, she soon charms her way into the Cuthberts´ affection with her vivid imagination and constant chatter.It´s not long before Anne finds herself in trouble, but soon it becomes impossible for the Cuthberts to imagine life without ´their´ Anne - and for the people of Avonlea to recall what it was like before this wildly creative little girl whirled into town.The Sisterhood collection celebrates the best-loved classics, written by some of the best female authors in history for International Women´s Day. Read the rest of the collection:The Railway ChildrenLittle WomenHeidiPride and PrejudiceA Little PrincessMontgomery, L.L. M. Montgomery was born in Clifton, Prince Edward Island, in 1874. A prolific writer, she published many short stories, poems and novels but she is best known for Anne of Green Gables and its sequels, inspired by the years she spent on the beautiful Prince Edward Island. Montgomery died in Toronto in 1942 and was buried in Cavendish on her beloved island.
The average person has 12,000 thoughts per day - most of them a recurring handful of unwelcome distractions. In Still the Mind, master meditation teacher Bodhipaksa offers an essential program for anyone looking to move beyond the chatter of a too-busy mind while laying the foundation for a daily meditation practice. These instructions and guided sitting sessions will help you discover the breath as an untapped source of mental clarity and inner peace as you transcend the hectic demands of everyday life and learn to settle into the deepest parts of yourself. Bodhipaksa´s gentle teaching style and straightforward delivery take the mystery out of meditation. His step-by-step instruction will help you to cultivate your own daily practice right in the middle of your busy life, as you explore: The one-two-threes of sitting practice, from the best times to meditate to what you can expect in your first few days, weeks, and months How to evolve a spontaneous and self-motivating practice that is both joyful and empowering Using the breath as a natural gateway to your inherent wisdom and clarity How to channel your newfound mindfulness into your relationships, career, and creative pursuits Whether you´re a first-timer or a seasoned meditator, Still the Mind gives you easy access to greater self-awareness and self-confidence, increased calm in any situation, and harmony within and without. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bodhipaksa. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/true/000780/sp_true_000780_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you chasing your ideal life but aren´t sure how to get there? If so, you´re not alone. Professor Srikumar S. Rao found himself successful in his career and personal life, but felt something important was lacking. So he began a quest for the ´´perfect life.´´ What he discovered was the power of our creative ability - and the most effective ways to use it - to shape our reality. While teaching at Columbia University, Professor Rao designed a training course in breakthrough methods for tapping into this dynamic force. In The Personal Mastery Program, he invites you to join him for a complete audio version of this now legendary curriculum about how to fulfill your true personal, professional, and spiritual callings.Breaking Down - and Reshaping - Your Reality. What´s the quickest way to get started? It begins with identifying the building blocks of your reality: your ´´mental chatter´´ and ´´mental models.´´ These internal guides direct nearly every facet of your daily life - from your job performance and the way you spend money to your relationships with your spouse and children.Drawing from Jesuit teachings, Zen practice, and other traditions, Professor Rao guides you through a series of powerful exercises to help you break down the unproductive thought forms driving your life - and then rebuild them with new models aligned with your authentic purpose. Through this six-session treasury of tried-and-true practices, you will learn to cultivate awareness, replace stress and anxiety with freedom and satisfaction, and much more.´´Happiness is your birthright,´´ teaches Professor Rao, ´´and your mind is your most powerful ally in attaining it.´´ Once only available at top business schools - often with a two-year wait-list - The Personal Mastery Program offers you a thinking person´s strategy for lasting fulfillment, passion, and purpose. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Srikumar S. Rao. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/true/000628/sp_true_000628_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.