In today’s digital age, social media platforms have become an integral part of our daily lives. While they offer a way to stay connected with others and access information, they can also have detrimental effects on mental health, particularly for young people.
In Beneath the Filters: The Dangerous Effects of Social Media on Mental Health, author Francesca Salierno explores how the beauty standards perpetuated by social media can lead to a distorted sense of self-worth and body image issues.
Drawing on research and real-life stories, including her own, Francesca uncovers the toxic nature of social media and its impact on mental health. Through practical advice and guidance, readers will learn how to take control of their social media use and promote a healthier relationship with themselves and others.
This is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand the value of real beauty beneath the filters.
Ciara Alinec has visions of past and future events due to a unique sequence of DNA from an unknown source. Unexpectedly, her aunt and uncle move to South Korea, and Ciara finds herself attending a private international academy on Jeju Island. The school is the brainchild of a biotech billionaire, Dr Sanjung Kim, who has assembled the most gifted students globally. With guidance from the social counsellor, James Fernley, Ciara learns to harness her abilities.
Ciara is critical to Dr Kim’s plan to discover a race of supernatural beings from Māori mythology, a species with technology far in advance of humans. Through her visions of an 18th-century naval officer called William Hartley, Ciara experiences his life. But are her actions to discover the location of these beings preordained? Accompanied by her friends, Ciara travels to New Zealand to unravel the mystery, only to trigger a series of events that may destroy humanity.
Introducing Boban from Zoltan! This funny, wise, kind and charismatic wizard will spark the creativity and imagination in the minds and hearts of all children! Boban from Zoltan teaches the art of gratitude by touching on the miracles of life that are often overlooked in the everyday. From the magical order of nature, like making the rain fall to ensuring the sun rises to the inner workings of our mind and body. He takes the reader on a visual adventure, sharing what he does and doesn’t do with his magical powers in his own whimsical way. This story will leave children with a broader perspective and appreciation of life’s little miracles in a very humorous and heart-warming manner!
Embark on a captivating journey with the charming tale of Catch Me When I Fall. Join a spirited and affectionate family as they seize the opportunity of a lifetime, bidding farewell to their cherished home on the Somerset/Devon border in pursuit of the French dream.
With unwavering devotion to their three children, the family immerses themselves in the enchanting tapestry of France, encountering a kaleidoscope of extraordinary individuals from diverse backgrounds. Yet, amidst the tapestry of awe-inspiring experiences, tragedy and unexpected twists challenge their carefully laid plans.
Just when their spirits wavered and hope seemed elusive, a captivating transformation unfurls as a charismatic village doctor enters their lives. Could this encounter kindle the flames of romance and turn their fortunes around?
In Catch Me When I Fall, love, resilience, and the power of serendipity intertwine, painting a vivid portrait of a family seeking solace and renewal amidst the bittersweet melodies of life. Brace yourself for a heartfelt tale that will sweep you away to the idyllic landscapes of France and captivate your soul until the final page.
Peggy Lighterman vows she will never be like her father. His was a life blighted by alcohol addiction and an untimely demise. Hers is one of placid fulfilment in the urban sprawl of South East London. But Peggy’s life is turned upside down by the death of Jim, her husband and childhood sweetheart. A drink to fill the empty void soon escalates into a downward spiral until she meets Dr Theo R. Hither, a psychiatrist who has witnessed first-hand the trauma of mental illness in his brother and is fiercely protective of those marginalised by society. Help to rebuild her shattered existence breathes hope into a life that she thought had disappeared forever. After the death of her sister, Babs, and a descent back into alcoholism, we are offered a glimpse of two possible futures. Without hope, her life means nothing. With it, she has the chance to turn it back around and plan for a new tomorrow.
There are frequent flashbacks to Peggy’s life growing up on a closely knit 1930s London housing estate; her evacuation during the war; marrying and losing her childhood sweetheart, working as a primary school teacher, the devastating experience of miscarriage and lasting childhood emotional trauma from her father’s alcoholism. Peggy’s mental health is precious, and the power of words could mean the power to change. She is offered the chance to catch her when she falls but how will society finally roll the dice in determining her fate?
Charlie’s Ark is a collection of stories about a five-year-old boy and his toy box ark which contain many animals which magically come to life when he whispers a ‘Wordspell’. Engaging, charming and a moral within every story together with beautiful illustrations, this book is a delight.
Created and written by award-winning artist Mike Payne who is also the creator and original artist of the grey, blue-nosed bear “Tatty Teddy”.
“Classics, children’s classics in particular, endure because a child’s soul inherently recognises a communion we adults only faintly remember. Storytelling is an art. Story writing is a craft. What has been collectively accomplished here is the gem at the pinnacle of the creative crown – inspiration. May Charlie’s Ark join the classics of yore to be loved by legions of children as yet unborn and generations beyond that. Magic has been created here.” MARY JANE, NEW ORLEANS USA
Emma has always wanted to spend Christmas in America, just like she has seen in the Hallmark films she has watched. When the chance of a lifetime comes her way, she doesn’t hesitate. Traveling on her own, she is both nervous and excited for the adventure ahead.
Mistletoe is a small town in north Vermont where they go all out for Christmas, with decorations everywhere and plenty of activities for Emma to join in. It’s the perfect place to spend Christmas.
Hunter followed his girlfriend to New York but when things didn’t work out, he decided to go home to Mistletoe and help his aunt in her bed and breakfast. With a freshly broken heart he doesn’t expect to find love again so soon, but when Emma bumps into him its love at first sight.
Are you a manager who struggles to motivate your team?
Are you looking for ways to enhance your staff engagement and interest?
We know that working collaboratively improves our engagement and increases our enjoyment of our work. We also know that staff who are happy in their work are much more loyal, hardworking and productive.
This book offers techniques to get the best from your team and offers ways to get them working collaboratively. There are also anecdotes to illustrate how failure to collaborate can leave your staff members feeling dejected and uninspired.
“Never give up, raise your voice, so it’s heard and if you want something, go and get it. Define your own odds. And remember – “it’s not how long it takes you to get there – it’s about getting there in the end!””
Tyler’s Story is one of strength and resilience. Diagnosed at a young age with dyscalculia, dyslexia and hard of hearing, she faced bullies and unsupportive learning environments.
When she started work, despite all her achievements, people continued to try and bring her down. However, Tyler has come through the other side stronger than ever. Whatever life throws at her, she prevails, and her story will make you think twice about putting her in a box.