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Mind, Body, Spirit and Personal Development Books to Give:

Wakins Plublishing and Nourish Books has some great books to give this Holiday Season.

Watkins is a leading publisher of personal development and mind-body-spirit books. Working in partnership with outstanding authors, we produce authoritative, innovative titles, both illustrated and non-illustrated. Offering fresh interpretations on important subjects, old and new, Watkins is dedicated to inspiring and entertaining our readers and making a positive difference in the world.

Nourish Books, whose message continues to encourage eating well and living well. Some titles you might enjoy are: Slow Dough by Chris Young, which is a collection of fantastic artisan bread recipes that you can bake at home from the best microbakeries across the country, and The World In My Kitchen, which is a wonderful recipe book designed especially for children to follow independently, and allows them to cook brilliantly healthy meals, practially unassisted by their adult ‘sous chef’.

Below are some great choices from both Nourish and Watkins.


Living in the Moment

Life transpires in the present. Yet so often we let the present slip away, wasting our precious seconds worrying about the future or ruminating about what has passed.

Instead, learning to live in the moment, also known as mindfulness, can have immense power to stop us focusing so much on doing and thinking and instead focus on being. Perfect either as a gift or self-purchase, this lovely little book features 18 inspirational quotes on living in the moment, each one followed by an insightful explanation, a thought-provoking activity or question, and a memorable affirmation.

This inspires readers to think about mindfulness in a fresh way as well as encouraging them to incorporate it into their everyday lives. Research has shown that mindful people tend to feel more relaxed, less distracted, more balanced and decisive, with increased energy, self-esteem and productivity, as well as having stronger relationships and an enhanced immune system.


Colouring for Contemplation– Pick up your pens and pencils and begin your journey … This beautiful pocket colouring book has been created to help you to be mindful – to slow down and breathe and to give you the inspiration to live more fully in the present. Each illustration has been inspired by an accompanying quote to aid your contemplation of its message while you colour. Divided into three parts, Mindfulness, Insight and Inspiration, this is a colouring journey. Each of the three parts contains quotes and simple, inspirational designs and ends with a meditation and a section with questions aimed at helping you reflect both on your handiwork and your inner journey. Dip in or work from beginning to end Colouring for Contemplation is your calming companion.


Pause for Thought – The Pause for Thought segment on BBC Radio 2 has become an inspirational and positive beacon promoting spirituality and happiness to over six million listeners.

Now Watkins, together with BBC Radio 2, have gathered this collection of the most insightful and thought-provoking reflections showcased on the daily show. By bringing the message of Pause for Thought off the air and into a stunning, inspirational book, people will have more time for their daily pause.

The book features an exciting range of contributors across all religions – a true reflection of the UK today. Commentators include comedians Shazia Mirza and Paul Kerensa, ex-Communard Richard Coles, Rev. Kate Bottley, and Pam Rhodes.

This exquisitely designed gift book is perfect for that special person in your life. It marries spirituality with popular culture and will get us all pausing, perceiving differently and connecting with each other.


In the Mood for Quick Family Foods  Busy parents will find Jo Pratt’s new book the perfect gift as it addresses one of the most challenging problems they experience: finding time to cook. The recipes are simple, easy to shop for and quick to make. Jo also includes shortcuts and prepare-ahead tips as well as recipes for what to do with the leftovers so that nothing will go to waste again!


Prayer for the Day Prayer for the Day Volume II is a beautiful and inspirational addition to any bedside table. This second volume brings together 365 selected recordings from Prayer for the Day – the much-loved, long running series on BBC Radio 4. It features contributions from prominent figures across all faiths. Use daily for small doses of encouragement or enjoy at length and share the wisdom from the pages with your family and friends.


Prayer for the Day On Peace-  This stunningly designed volume contains 40 moving and comforting prayers of peace, each with its own introduction that expands on the prayer’s themes.
All these prayers and reflections were broadcast on BBC Radio 4’s much-loved, early-morning spiritual slot, Prayer for the Day, and each one is introduced by a well-known member of the faith communities.
The book takes a multi-faith approach, with meditations on peace from the different Christian denominations, as well as from Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist contributors. This is a timely contribution for today’s troubled world, and one that will resonate with the Christmas season of peace in which it is published.

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