Self Help, Psychology & Spirituality

The Roaring Silence is a collection of articles, interviews, poetry, fiction, prose, and art on the sensitive subject matter of suicide. It is a book that aims to demystify suicide and inspire conversations about suicide prevention. It is a visually appealing book, with artwork and photographs that are thought-provoking, sometimes challenging, but always presented with… Read More

Sitting in prison on a raft of charges including kidnapping, guns, drugs and counterfeiting was quite different to the plan Janet Balcombe imagined for her life. The 'hardcore' meth-addict took herself to the very brink of death and hell. It nearly killed her, but she got her answers and discovered there is hope for the… Read More

Emily, a Wellington mother of two young boys, wrote a blog post in the middle of the night back in March 2015. Within just a few days it was read by more than one million people. Since then her posts, often written in in the wee small hours, have consoled, celebrated and cheered on millions… Read More

For many of us, motherhood can be the single most determining factor that influences how we feel about our lives, how we respond to others and to ourselves, and how we live in the many little day-to-day moments. Actress Meryl Streep summarised it well when she stated that ‘Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets… Read More

Kelvin Cruickshank is a ‘celebrity psychic medium’, from TV programme Sensing murder fame, whose mission is to provide closure to those who have lost loved ones. Soul Secrets is the latest of his popular books - his sixth, in fact. Soul Secrets is a book of affirmations, wisdom and quotes to help you on your… Read More

I used to like Ruby Wax. She was on my telly a lot when I was growing up and, though she had an annoying drawl, she was rather amusing. Stripped of the medium of TV and given free rein in a book, I found her less appealing. The humour grates and her witty repartee becomes… Read More

The mindfulness movement shows no signs of ceasing and every publisher worth their salt wants in on the action. A Year of Mindful Living: Daily Changes for a Calmer Life screams of bandwagon jumping. With no single author responsible it’s mindfulness by committee and it’s dreadful. I can imagine the meeting now: “Mindfulness, we need… Read More

Sam Pease is a lady with attitude. Against a dusky pink background she smiles confidently from the cover of her latest handbook for all women: Date Like A Dude. Dressed in white blazer cheekily concealing sexy lingerie and a bold black bowtie she might be a tad scary to some – but all this woman… Read More

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