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My Guru, Sri Chinmoy: Life and Teachings
My Guru, Sri Chinmoy: Life and Teachings
by Manatita Hutchinson
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stories of the Master, by a disciple, 26 Nov. 2014
My Guru, Sri Chinmoy is a clearly written, devotional text penned by a direct disciple of the Master. The fact that Manatita spent so much time with Sri Chinmoy makes it a fascinating, enjoyable and illumining read for those of us who are seeking inspiration in our spiritual life. The book not only covers interesting first-hand accounts of the Master's life, but also provides insight from the early life of the disciple's life. Thus showing us that true disciples of a real spiritual master come from countless different walks of life.


The Gospel
The Gospel
by Sri Ramakrishna
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Absolute classic, 11 Jun. 2014
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This is one of those books everyone should own. It is full of inspiration and guidance from a great Avatar.


Corporate & Presentation White Gloss Presentation Folders A4 Size (Pack - 50)
Corporate & Presentation White Gloss Presentation Folders A4 Size (Pack - 50)
Price: £25.55

5.0 out of 5 stars Very good, 18 Oct. 2013
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Easy to assemble. Looks good. Nice glossy outer with matt inner. Even well placed slits for inserting business card on the inside. Does what it says on the tin.


Running Beyond the Marathon: insights into the longest footrace in the world
Running Beyond the Marathon: insights into the longest footrace in the world
Price: £4.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down, 18 Oct. 2013
The down-played title of Grahak's book is typical of him and the character of other ultra runners. 'Running beyond a marathon' one would be excused for thinking this meant 27 or even 30 miles...not 3,100 miles! Such is the ever-increasing capacity of the human soul, heart, mind and body together.

With the rarest insight into what it is actually like to run such a gruelling race, this book is both gripping and enjoyable. Grahak writes with ease and, despite your constant awareness of the enormity of the task while reading, he never sensationalises what he has achieved. Grahak's humility in what is a truly extraordinary and matchless achievement shines through and warms you to him immediately. It also gives the reader an understanding of the nature of people who are able to run this far and the traits that are required to even get to the start line - unearthly perserverence, patience, devotion to the minute-by-minute struggles, mixed with a sense of expansive freedom that comes with ultra distance running - clearly not qualities you typically find in the theatrics of shorter-distance runners.

Thank you to Grahak for offering this real gem of a book. It certainly is of value to all sportsmen and women, if not all human beings!


Thermos Hammertone Stainless Steel Flask, 1.0L
Thermos Hammertone Stainless Steel Flask, 1.0L
Offered by Mixles
Price: £19.46

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great flask, 17 July 2012
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Does what it says on the tin. Keeps soup hot for hours, so be warned and don't expect it to have cooled a jot or it will burn your tongue when you try to eat it.

You'll need an unusually long-handled dish brush to clean this properly.

One downer/design flaw: the lid/bowl has a metal outer and plastic lining. Although these two pieces are inseparable, they leak water into the cavity between them which does not easily drain out when turned upside down, even if you shake it, but will gradually drain into your bag when you leave the house in the morning with your flask. It's largely avoidable if you just wash lid under running water rather than submerging it in the sink.

Overall, it's a good product, and recommended.


Essential Physiological Biochemistry
Essential Physiological Biochemistry
by Stephen Reed
Edition: Paperback
Price: £33.70

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really perfect primer!, 28 Dec. 2011
I have had this book for some months and now feel compelled to share my experience with you.

I have many books on biochemistry and physiology. They are all good yet also typical of textbooks. But this is not a normal textbook. It is not a huge tome which will make you feel intimidated and stressed about learning even before you open the first page. It is perfectly sized and goes the full distance in not only explaining the various principle topics of biochemistry but also explains HOW TO LEARN BIOCHEMISTRY!!! This one aspect of the book is well worth the price. Consider just one of the subheadings within the book: 'Strategy for learning the details of a pathway: 'active learning' is essential. This section clearly and simply and concisely explains how to learn a metabolic pathway and once I'd completed it I wondered why I had not been doing this all along - yet I know most of us tackle these things in the wrong way.

A very well written book by a master educator who thoroughly knows his readership.


Parkinson's Disease Top Tips to Optimize Function
Parkinson's Disease Top Tips to Optimize Function
by Lucille Leader
Edition: Paperback
Price: £16.99

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gold for PD!, 25 April 2011
Even a casual glance at the contents page will tell any reader that this book is gold for anyone with PD, or a health professional involved in the management of PD. It is perfect for the 21st century individual, who is busy with life, doesn't have time to read a long book and needs excellent and meaningful information that is easy to find and immediately put into practice.

It starts off with understanding PD in simple layperson's terms. Then looks at how to maintain energy, promote regular bowel function, incontinence, gives tips on taking drugs more effectively, discusses PD drugs and their effects, healthy eating tips, dealing with weight problems, dental care, addresses chewing or swallowing problems as well as speech and voice projection issues, improving sleep, gives tips for intimacy, suggests ways to improve muscles and movement and hand flexibility as well as feet and walking, covers the many considerations of stress in PD...and the list goes on...travel tips, recipes, what to discuss with your doctor...!

It is so well written and utterly packed full of easy-to-understand information it is hard to believe it's less than 200 pages long (the book version of the TARDIS!). This book is very beneficial for those interested in how to manage PD for so many reasons:

Don't have the time to read a long book? This book is for you.
Want a primer for managing PD? This book is for you.
Short of ideas on what to do for anyone with PD? This book is for you.
Need some prompts or revision on how to manage PD? This book is for you.
Would like a comprehensive yet 'digestible' guide to managing PD? This book is for you.

Everyone with PD should have a copy of this book to hand, and every health professional should be recommending it to their patients and clients.


The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom
The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom
by Slavomir Rawicz
Edition: Paperback

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stop complaining about its authenticity!, 12 Jan. 2011
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This book ranks up there with other accounts of great courage such as Touching the Void and Alfred Lansing's Endurance. It is deeply inspiring and where others have questioned its authenticity, I question whether it matters. In fact, those who claim it did not happen, or it was not the author who undertook this journey are simply killing any inspiration the book can offer the reader and parading their over-confident yet dubious insight into an event at which they were not present.

What this book offers is profound encouragement to be strong in the face of adversity and relentless in your belief of survival. I therefore personally believe it makes a most fitting tribute and metaphor for the resent history of Poland and the terrible things that incredible country and people have experienced, endured, and, not only ultimately survived but are quickly and unbelievably recovering from in the past 100 years.


Brother Sun, Sister Moon [DVD] [1973]
Brother Sun, Sister Moon [DVD] [1973]
Dvd ~ Graham Faulkner
Offered by FREETIME
Price: £25.26

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gentle and nourishes the soul, 4 Oct. 2010
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There is something so pure about this film. It allows the viewer to inwardly relax and be at one with nature - the world - and be deeply inspired to find God - something rare in a film today. The music is charming and the acting fine.


SUCK UK Solar Sun Jar - Yellow
SUCK UK Solar Sun Jar - Yellow
Price: £10.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Works for me!, 7 July 2010
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Reading the other reviews and people complaining about what little power they're getting, I am wondering how many people read the instruction properly and leave their sun jar in direct sunlight to charge, or do they merely leave it in daylight (which is insufficient). Mine works fine and I like having it on during those cosy nights. But don't expect enough light to illuminate your room. It's a dim glow, so the sun jar is to be used as a feature rather than a proper source of light. It also doesn't come on when there is other light around. Something which I think is a strength of the product.

It would be perfect for children who need a little bit of light in their bedroom with which to go to sleep, but not too much to disturb their circadian rhythm. Put the sun jar on the floor by their bedroom door and it will be a comfort so they know where the door is, in case they need to make a dash for it to escape the monster under the bed.


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