Flourish in February
Don’t let your new year’s resolutions fizzle out to a flop. Kick off your fresh start with our fantastic selection of feel-good titles to help find yourself, finesse your goals, and flourish in February!
For the first time in history, we have instantaneous access to the world’s knowledge. There has never been a better time to learn, to create and to improve ourselves. Yet, rather than being empowered by this information, we’re often overwhelmed, paralysed by believing we’ll never know or remember enough.
This eye-opening and accessible guide shows how you can easily create your own personal system for knowledge management, otherwise known as a Second Brain. A trusted and organised digital repository of your most valued ideas, notes and creative work, a Second Brain gives you the confidence to tackle your most important projects and ambitious goals. From identifying good ideas, to organising your thoughts, to retrieving everything swiftly and easily, it puts you back in control of your life and information.
Intuition has saved lives and averted disasters, and it also lies behind countless innovative decisions. Steve Jobs, for one, regularly relied on his intuition in making business decisions at Apple.
Whatever type of creative you are, this is the only book you’ll need to get started, stay motivated, keep your creativity flowing and make your ideas happen.
Drawing on inspirational anecdotes from art, philosophy, neuroscience, nature, music and contemporary culture, creativity expert Richard Holman provides you with your very own mental armoury to see you through every stage of the creative process. By learning through the experiences of such creative luminaries as Leonardo da Vinci, Marina Abramovic, J.K. Rowling, Dr Seuss and Herbie Hancock, you’ll find out how best to overcome the perils of procrastination, the sting of criticism, the seductive tug of convention or the gnawing feeling that you’re not up to it.
It’s time to say farewell to your demons and make your next creative project the very best it can be.
Camus’s powerful lecture, as relevant today as ever, argues against ‘art for art’s sake’, while his Nobel Prize speech brilliantly sets out his vision of the artist’s role and responsibilities.
The book is organised by The School of Life’s key themes – Relationships, Self-Knowledge, Sociability, Work, Calm and Leisure – that together amount to a tour around the most profound sorrows and joys of the human mind and heart. Offering comfort and consolation in a compact format, The School of Life: Quotations to Live By is ideally suited to our impatient, anxious and searching times.
The Language of Trees is an astonishing fusion of storytelling, knowledge and art that reveals how these living, feeling, communicating beings make our world, change our minds and rewild our lives.
Drawing on the insights of ancient philosophers, Benedictine monks, artists and authors, Scandinavian social reformers, renegade Buddhist technologists and many others, Oliver Burkeman sets out to realign our relationship with time – and in doing so, to liberate us from its grasp.
Based on the phenomenal bestseller Burn After Writing, a card deck that asks how honest you can be—with others and yourself.
It’s time to be honest with yourself—and anyone you trust with your secrets. Comprising 100 cards with probing questions based on the internationally bestselling journal Burn After Writing, this thought-provoking card deck is a tool for reflection, conversation, and revealing the truth that hides behind the many masks we wear in daily life.
Organized in three levels that get progressively deeper as you go, and featuring dozens of all-new prompts, The Burn After Writing Deck is perfect for getting to know anyone better—including yourself. Play in pairs, in a group, or solo. But however you play, prepare to be honest. If you dare.
Grace is both mysterious and hard to define. But we live in an era when grace is an increasingly rare currency. The silos in which we consume information dot the media landscape like skyscrapers, and our growing distrust of the media, politicians and public figures has choked our ability to cut each other slack, to allow each other to stumble, to forgive one another.
So what does grace look like in our world, and how do we recognise it, nurture it in ourselves and express it, even in the darkest of times?
From navigating toxic friendships and romantic dilemmas to finding the courage to pursue your dreams, these are the conundrums that keep us up at night – answered with compassion, wisdom and wit.
With contributions from rising stars Pema Bakshi, Madison Griffiths, Eliza Sholly and Maggie Zhou, 4 am is a must-read for anyone seeking guidance and inspiration in the modern world.
A revolutionary programme for personal renewal, The Artist’s Way will help get you back on track, rediscover your passions, and take the steps you need to change your life.
Koike’s theory tells us that our energy is predominantly being used to think negative and unnecessary thoughts, causing us to lose our ability to make decisions and our five senses to lose their strength. Ranging from complacency in your relationship, over-commitment at work to searching for approval from others, The Practice of Not Thinking will teach you how to re-train your brain and eliminate these challenging habits, leading to a quieter and more peaceful life.
Sand Talk provides a template for living. It’s about how lines and symbols and shapes can help us make sense of the world. It’s about how we learn and how we remember. It’s about talking to everybody and listening carefully. It’s about finding different ways to look at things.
Most of all it’s about Indigenous thinking, and how it can save the world.
As bell hooks uses her incisive mind to explore the question “What is love” her answers strike at both the mind and heart. Razing the cultural paradigm that the ideal love is infused with sex and desire, she provides a new path to love that is sacred, redemptive, and healing for individuals and for a nation.
All About Love is a powerful, timely affirmation of just how profoundly her revelations can change hearts and minds for the better.
This powerful book is Didion’s ‘attempt to make sense of the weeks and then months that cut loose any fixed idea I ever had about death, about illness … about marriage and children and memory … about the shallowness of sanity, about life itself’. The result is an exploration of an intensely personal yet universal experience: a portrait of a marriage, and a life, in good times and bad.