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Stress Control: Stress-Busting Strategies For The 21st Century
Stress Control: Stress-Busting Strategies For The 21st Century
by Susan Balfour
Edition: Paperback
Price: 10.29

5.0 out of 5 stars Keep calm and read this book, 18 May 2013
Why is life so stressful these days? The demands of the 21st century can seem overwhelming. In this cheerfully-written book, Susan Balfour has provided a useful vademecum for dealing with stress. She looks at the vital resources that we have to harness in order to get through, and gives some very helpful advice on taking control of one's daily life, either to deal with the challenges at work or at home. There is lots of good common sense here, especially in Ms Balfour's counsel to establish boundaries in dealing with oneself and other people... The positive <no> sounds a very good idea for the over-committed.
Exercises, tips on healthy eating and a list of organisations who combat stress in one way or another are included.

Make a cup of (herbal) tea, sit down and enjoy.

Bertie: A Life of Edward VII
Bertie: A Life of Edward VII
by Jane Ridley
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 19.50

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A stirring biography, 2 Oct 2012
This new biography of Edward VII is a must read for anyone interested in 19th and 20th century British history. From it we learn much of the story of Queen Victoria's children, not just Bertie. Though AE signed up in many ways for the formality of the Victorian court, he was also pretty good at escaping the gilded cage when he wished to. Jane Ridley has produced many fascinating insights into Bertie's life and loves, his marriage to the long-suffering Alix, and his children. All is set against the background of great events in Europe and beyond, involving heads of state most of whom Edward was closely related to. The final part of the book offers a new and convincing vision of Bertie's achievements on the throne. Not to be missed.

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