Henna For The Broken Hearted

Author: Sharell Cook
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466825103
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How far would you go to change your life? Sharell Cook is 30 years old and living a privileged life in Melbourne's wealthy suburbs. She has it all: the childhood-sweetheart husband, the high-powered job and plenty of cash to splash.And it's not destined to last. In a dramatic turn of events, Sharell's marriage breaks down and her perfect life falls apart. Sharell opts for a complete change of scene, travelling to India to do volunteer work. But reinventing herself is not as easy as it sounds, especially in the chaos and confrontation of India. Just as she is beginning to wonder whether she'll ever find her way, she meets a man. And so begins Sharell's second coming.

Other Side Of Silence

Author: Linda Gask
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD
ISBN: 1783726474
Size: 50.50 MB
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Having spent her life trying to patch up the souls of others, psychiatrist Linda Gask came to realize that being an expert in depression didn't confer any immunity from it—she had to learn take care of herself, too. Artfully crafted and told with warmth and honesty, this is the story of Linda's journey, interwoven with insights into her patients' diverse experiences of depression -inextricably linked with problems in the past and the present such as vulnerability, fear, loss, loneliness, dependence and grief. She sets out to convey, in a new and original way, how it truly feels to experience this devastating illness, what psychotherapy is about, and the role of medication—and provides hope for those who suffer from depression and their loved ones while busting the stigma of mental illness.

From India With Love

Author: Latika Bourke
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1742377734
Size: 78.71 MB
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Latika Bourke was adopted from India, aged eight months. Growing up in Bathurst, New South Wales she felt a deep connection to her Australian home and her Australian family. It wasn't until she heard her name uttered in the hit movie Slumdog Millionaire that Latika recognised she knew nothing of her Indian roots, the world she was born into and what she could have become had she not been brought to Australia as a baby. As Latika carved out a successful career for herself as an award-winning political journalist, she became more and more curious about her heritage and what it meant to be born in India and raised in Australia. And so began a deeply personal and sometimes confronting journey back to her birthplace to unravel the mysteries of her heritage. From India with Love is a beautiful story of finding your place in the world and finding peace with the path that led you there.

The Boy Who Loved Apples

Author: Amanda Webster
Publisher: Text Publishing
ISBN: 1921961112
Size: 76.67 MB
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Brave, honest and ultimately uplifting, The Boy Who Loved Apples is a compelling and beautifully written account of life with an eating disorder, and a gritty, moving testament to a mother’s love. As Amanda embarked on the long, agonising process of saving her son’s life she found herself battling not just Riche’s demons but her own.

Embrace The Chaos

Author: Bob Miglani
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1609948262
Size: 44.46 MB
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Like many of us, Bob Miglani felt overwhelmed and anxious. He worried constantly about his job, his finances, and his family. It was a chance invitation to India, the land of his birth, that finally freed him. India, Miglani writes, is “the capital of chaos”: over a billion people living on one-third the space of the United States. And it was there that he learned to let go. The secret is to stop trying to control the chaos and focus on what you can control—your own actions, words, and thoughts. Move forward, make mistakes, trust your intuition, find your purpose. In this inspiring book, Miglani shares the experiences and encounters that helped him finally get it. What happens when you find yourself in an Indian village with no money and a plane to catch? How could an educated urban woman agree to a marriage after two dates? What keeps a rural health worker motivated despite the enormous need and such limited ability to help? What does trying to catch an insanely overcrowded bus teach you about perfection? Embracing the chaos, Miglani found, “leads us down paths we never would have walked on...It brings out strengths we never knew existed inside of us.”

No Touch Monkey

Author: Ayun Halliday
Publisher: Seal Press
ISBN: 1580056024
Size: 13.21 MB
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Ayun Halliday may not make for the most sensible travel companion, but she is certainly one of the most outrageous, with a knack for inserting herself (and her unwitting cohorts) into bizarre situations around the globe. Curator of kitsch and unabashed aficionada of pop culture, Halliday offers bemused, self-deprecating narration of events from guerilla theater in Romania to drug-induced Apocalypse Now reenactments in Vietnam to a perhaps even more surreal collagen-implant demonstration at a Paris fashion show emceed by Lauren Bacall. On layover in Amsterdam, Halliday finds unlikely trouble in the red-light district—eliciting the ire of a tiny, violent madam, and is forced to explain tampons to luggage-searching soldiers in Kashmir: "They're for ladies. Bleeding ladies." A self-admittedly bumbling tourist, Halliday shares—with razor-sharp wit and to hilarious effect—the travel stories most are too self-conscious to tell. This second edition includes an updated foreword.

Not Your Ordinary Housewife

Author: Nikki Stern
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 174331339X
Size: 17.91 MB
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When Nikki Stern left suburban Melbourne for Europe in the early 1980s, little did she know that her life was about to change dramatically. Adopted into a well-connected family and educated at an exclusive school, she fell instantly and hopelessly in love with a charming and charismatic cartoonist in Amsterdam. Paul and Nikki embarked on a passionate love affair, enjoying the hedonistic days of the 80s before eloping and returning to Australia. But soon Nikki found herself in a world she never imagined. Descending into the depths of the sex industry - as a dominatrix, stripper, prostitute and porn star - there was almost nothing she didn't do. Despite a stormy marriage, she and Paul starred in and marketed their highly successful Horny Housewife X-rated videos as she became the queen of Australian erotica. Leading a double life as a mother of three small children, Nikki struggled not merely with censorship but with child welfare authorities and the judgement of mainstream society. In this extraordinary memoir, Nikki vividly recounts her intriguing past with emotional honesty and great insight, making it an unflinching and absorbing account of the incredible life of the Horny Housewife.

Travel Fearlessly In India

Author: J. D. Viharini
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780981950358
Size: 25.70 MB
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Empower yourself to feel safe in India Travel Fearlessly in India, What Every Woman Should Know About Personal Safety is a remarkably comprehensive, sensible, and astute book that's packed full of perceptive information, tips and strategies. It covers everything from the mindsets of Indian men and how they conduct themselves to what you need to do if you have to go to the police. It's a book every female should read, and reread, before traveling to India. - Sharell Cook, India Travel Expert for About.com and author of Henna for the Broken-Hearted. This book explains the cultural factors relating to women's safety and gives many practical tips for minimizing and deflecting sexual harassment, along with strategies for dealing with potential problems. You'll find uncommon insights into how to live and travel safely in India, based on many years experience as well as extensive research. Ms. Viharini shows you how to acquire the necessary skills, understanding and confidence to feel safe in India. She explains how to present yourself in a way that makes you safer and how to avoid problems-and what to do if they do arise. She addresses many key cultural issues are at best dealt with superficially in other books. In this book, you'll find comprehensive information on: unique cultural factors relating to women's safety how to have safe interactions with Indian men understand the Indian perspective on non-Indian women how to minimize harassment and deflect problems how to crowdsource help in case of problems finding safe places to stay traveling safely and much more . . . Knowledge is power-and this is knowledge you can't afford to be without if you are a woman traveling in India."

India S Unending Journey

Author: Mark Tully
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446491498
Size: 35.12 MB
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Sir Mark Tully is one of the world's leading writers and broadcasters on India, and the presenter of the much loved radio programme 'Something Understood'. In this fascinating and timely work, he reveals the profound impact India has had on his life and beliefs, and what we can all learn from this rapidly changing nation. Through interviews and anecdotes, he embarks on a journey that takes in the many faces of India, from the untouchables of Uttar Pradesh to the skyscrapers of Gurgaon, from the religious riots of Ayodhya to the calm of a university campus. He explores how successfully India reconciles opposites, marries the sensual with the sacred, finds harmony in discord, and treats certainty with suspicion.