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December 07, 2016

Book Review - Cognitive Behaviour Therapy : Your route out of pertectionism, self sabotage and other everyday habits with CBT By Avy Joseph

CBT is recognised as one of the most leading, evidence-based talking therapies. It places alot of emphasis on currently held beliefs, painful emotions and problematic behaviours that can effect us getting a fuller experience of life. In this book you will be shown how to use CBT to set yourself up for success and overcome those beliefs and habits that sabotage your life.

'People are not disturbed by events but by the view they hold about them' Epictetus, Stoic philosopher AD 75.
Containing exercises, examples and tips throughout, you will be confident to practise CBT techniques in a number of different situations.
This updated second addition is written by professional CBT practitioner Avy Joseph, the book is aimed to help you reach your goals and maintain a positive outlook no matter what life throws at you. The book is well set out and easy to read, I really enjoyed chapter 3-Setting your goals. Anne

December 02, 2016

Book Review - Braids, Bunches and Pigtails for girls by Jerry Strebe

Jenny Strebe a professional hairstlylist and educational director has more than 15 years experience working between Los Angles and NZ.

 Away from the spotlight Jenny is a mum of two and decided to create Braids, Bunches and Pigtails for girls that gives step by step instructions and lovely illustrations demonstrating over 50 different hair styles, with a style to suit every occasion. " There's never a bad hair day with this book by your side." Anne

November 30, 2016

Film Review - Just go with it By Director Dennis Dugan

Starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston this romantic comedy is full of laughs. To cover up a lie involving a wedding ring pick up line, Danny Maccabee decides to pretend that his assistant Katherine is his soon to be ex-wife to impress the new love of his life.

In Just go with it when the lies get deeper everyone ends up being involved. The kids end up tricking him into taking everyone on a fabulous holiday to Hawaii only for the situation to get more complicated. Filled with laughs, who will Danny end up with? Anne

November 25, 2016

Book Review - Country Houses of Tasmania By Alice Bennett and Georgia Warner

Travelling through the beautiful wild landscapes of Tasmania there are a number of beautiful historic homes. The homes in this book are privately owned and the author has been granted special permission to access them.

In Country Houses of Tasmania from a thorough history on each house and beautiful full size colour pictures the book is a delight to read. My personal favourites are Douglas Park and Quorn Hall. Anne

November 18, 2016

Book Review - Eat, Move and Thrive : The 5 Secrets of very healthy people By Pete Newman

Pete Newman is an exercise, nutrition and wellness coach who has written Eat, Move and Thrive to clarify health and fitness topics and to help you be proactive in obtaining great health.

The book has 5 chapters from Understanding the food industry to creating a culture of health. Filled with great information and guidance, with a strong focus on exercise and creating a healthy lifestyle.