Health & Lifestyle

  • 5-Minute Mindfulness: Walking

    Walking is the perfect activity for reflecting and relaxing. Approached mindfully, it can provide a window of calm in our everyday routine. And yet we tend to focus on simply getting from A to B, giving little thought to how this time might be used more productively.

    5-Minute Mindfulness: Walking contains thought-provoking essays and short exercises that will help you follow the path to inner calm while on the move as well as meditations that can be completed in just five minutes. Five Second Thought feature boxes that take just a few moments to read will give you food for thought for an entire day.

    Attractive, compact and accessible, this book works in harmony with the fast pace of modern life.

  • Bicycle Travel Journal
    This modern leather journal encourages you to take up travelling by bike and record your colourful journeys.

    Drawings act as prompters and punctuation marks, dividing sections, on travels through cities, the countryside, coasts and mountains … mapping out ideas and guiding imaginative riders through new landscapes, both real and imaginary.

    With 20 illustrations, blank pages to write on and 16 envelopes to store keepsakes of your journeys.

  • China
    Around 300 colour photos & concise texts provide a broad overview of China & its people. There's a map & we tour this ancient land from mountain to river & learn about the native flora & fauna. We learn the history, customs & beliefs of its people & see them realised in grand palaces & walled cities, religious art. We see the New China in the works of today's artists & performers.

  • China Cuckoo
    In booming Shanghai in the 1990s, Mark Kitto hits the big time. As a publisher, he creates the most successful English language magazines in China. But on the verge of signing a groundbreaking deal, the Communist Party takes over his business. Rejecting the corporate world and the glamour of Shanghai, Mark persuades his urbane Chinese wife to retreat to Moganshan, a beautiful and isolated mountain village once favoured by foreigners in the early 1900s as a summer retreat.
  • Complete Detox Workbook

    Every day we encounter natural chemicals that can cause damage or irritation to our bodies. By helping your body to combat these chemicals, the detox plans in this book are a fast, effective route to maximum health and well-being.

    From the gentle month-long plan, to the weekend energizer, the simple questionnaire will reveal which detox is best for you. You'll also learn how to boost your plan with herbs, supplements, exercise and hydrotherapy, and how to enhance your programme using relaxation, meditation and visualization techniques.

    With clear, practical plans to help you increase your energy, lose weight, relax and look great, the Complete Detox Workbook will cleanse and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul.

  • Day in the Bush
    45 day walks offer a host of accessible national parks, diversity of plants / animals and many Aboriginal rock art sites.

    All have detailed maps, comprehensive track notes, length and difficulty, what to take, where to buy food and to stop for lunch, suitability of walks for kids of all ages. Track condition updates on website link.
  • Detox - Collins Need to Know
    Feeling tired and sluggish?

    Rejuvinate your mind and body with a one-stop-guide has the right plan for you and everything you need to know to ensure it works, from delicious recipes to tips on eliminating toxins from home and work.
  • Drybar Guide to Good Hair for All

    Filled with Drybar's techniques and advice, this book exudes style and substance.

    On every page, readers will find a mix of beauty basics, insider secrets and easy-to-follow instructions. Three in-depth sections share the secrets of Drybar and help readers master techniques for great-looking hair. Learn about essential tools, then use the terrific step-by-step tutorials to master each of the signature Drybar styles.

    With over 100 style-inspiration photographs and how-to information presented in chic, Drybar-style, readers will get the foolproof, fail-proof, head-turning results that have made Drybar famous.

  • Get on Your Bike!

    This book will show you how to choose the right bike, what to wear, how to cycle safely so that you will feel confident making cycling part of your everyday life and how to keep your bike going.

    You will learn how to use the bike as a fitness and wellness tool – to make you slimmer, fitter, healthier and altogether happier. You'll feel better about yourself and have more energy throughout the day, increase your productivity, happiness and reduce stress.

  • Great Barrier Reef
    The Great Barrier Reef really is like nowhere else on earth. For many of us, the thought of it conjures up images of beautiful azure waters teeming with colourful fish against a background of coral of every shape, colour and form imaginable. Yet there is so much more to the Great Barrier Reef than this. It is a massive, complex ecosystem, and one that has gone through enormous changes throughout the history and evolution of our planet.

    Produced in partnership with the BBC's The Great Barrier Reef television series, the book takes you on a journey along 2300 km of Australia's north-eastern coastline, through the diverse range of habitats that make up this extraordinary water world. Along the way, discover how the Great Barrier Reef was formed, learn about life on the Reef and meet the plants and animals that inhabit it. The Great Barrier Reef also looks at the environmental challenges facing this incredibly delicate ecosystem, and what the future may hold.

    Illustrated in spectacular full-colour photography throughout, The Great Barrier Reef also features hints and tips on how to make the most out of any trip to the Reef, making it the ultimate guide to one of the most treasured natural wonders of the world.
  • Handmade Beauty

    Handmade Beauty is an inspirational guide to making skincare and haircare products at home. Cosmetic experts Juliette Goggin and Abi Righton show how, with a few basic materials and some kitchen equipment, anyone can craft simple yet effective recipes with natural ingredients.

    The first part of the book explores the different ingredients, equipment and methods you need to make the cosmetic projects. The second part of the book is devoted to 37 luscious recipes for the face, body and hair, plus suggestions for adaptations. The featured projects cater for all skin and hair types, and include face and body scrubs, cleansers, toners, moisturizers, hand creams, lip balms, body butters, bath bombs, foot sprays, shampoos and hair treatments.

    Step-by-step illustrations and clear instructions throughout ensure that recipes are easy to follow. The book concludes with ideas on packaging and presenting your beautiful homemade products.

  • Healing Herbs

    Healing Herbs is conveniently organized by plant, making it easier for the home herbalist to find, identify, and use healing plants from the backyard. Herbalist Tina Sams identifies the 20 most common and healthful herbs and over 100 natural remedies that are easy, inexpensive and effective.

    Along with medicinal information, this book includes traditional folklore and fortifying recipes for each edible or medicinal plant, and plenty of easy-to-follow instructions to help fill a backyard herbalist's medicine chest with remedies to keep the whole family happy and healthy.

  • Healthy Eating for Kids
    This book is all about making nutritious food appealing and fun for all the family-and appearance counts as much as taste! It will provide you with dozens of recipes. There are inspirational ideas for healthy breakfasts and snacks, fun lunches, wholesome main meals and special treats that you will want to eat time and time again. All the recipes are easy-to-follow and beautifully illustrated with inspiring photography.

    It provides advice on nutrition including:

    • Proteins
    • Carbohydrates
    • Healthy Fats
    • Vitamins and Minerals.

    Plus, there is a 5 day wall-chart-game with stickers.
  • Herbal Goddess

    Master herbalist Amy Jirsa offers recipes and ideas for exploring and embracing the distinctive qualities of 12 powerful healing herbs – chamomile, rose, dandelion, holy basil, nettle, calendula, lavender, turmeric, echinacea, elder, cinnamon and ginger.

    She shows you how to get to know each one just as an herbalist does – by immersing yourself in every aspect of the herb and naturally coming to understand its innate properties. Through delicious teas and foods, luxurious salves, skin and hair care treatments, complementary yoga poses, meditations and more, you’ll deepen your appreciation of these herbs and learn how best to use them for improved health and wellness.

  • Herbs for Common Ailments

    Rosemary Gladstar shows you how to use 56 common herbs to address a wide range of everyday ailments, from burns, wounds and itchy skin to headaches, congestion, indigestion, strains, bruises, sore throats, coughs, fevers, colic, cramps and insomnia.

    She also shows you how to stock a simple first-aid kit with safe, effective herbal remedies.

  • Holiday Goddess Handbag Guide to Paris, New York, London and Rom
    Love to travel? Or just enjoy dreaming about it? This title reveals the secrets of what women really want in four cities: Paris, London, New York and Rome.

    Born in a handbag from scribbled tips shared between goddesses whose adventures scattered them all over the world, it will take you where few women have been before.

    Follow Audrey Hepburn's footsteps in Rome, delve into the secret diaries of shopaholics in New York, learn chiconomical secrets in Paris, rock out in London, discover where to eat, love and eat some more.
  • Lazy Environmentalist on a Budget
    Takes you inside the latest developments in green living to demonstrate how you can easily and affordably have your designer jeans and your planet too. Provides insights into the next wave of green innovation and the products and services that will lighten your planetary impact and lower your expenses. Your guide to effortlessly saving the planet while keeping some extra cash in your pocket. "A must read for anyone who wants to live well and still reduce their impact on the planet." - David de Rothschild.