Author: Watkins


Gandhi’s Memorable Quotations

Edited by Alan Jacobs, this book is an inspiring collection of Gandhi’s writings covers topics such as non-violence, truth, prejudice, sex, vegetarianism, simplicity, religion, fasting, work, education – and Gandhi’s own exemplary life. Here you can read an extract from the book, an assortment of…

Honouring the Winter Sun

Winter is here, and with it the sun sinks to its lowest arc upon the horizon upon the winter solstice. This year the winter solstice falls on the 21st of December. Danu Forest invites us to honour the winter sun with a beautiful invocation and…

Crystal Mindfulness

Crystal expert Judy Hall shows how you can still your mind, calm your thoughts and focus your awareness with the help of crystals  This article first appeared in Watkins Mind Body Spirit, issue 48. Mindfulness. You probably think you’ve heard it all by now. Mindfulness…

What is Hypnosis?

What is Hypnosis? by Tom Fortes Mayer is the third title in the What Is? series, a new series of fresh, accessible mind, body, spirit guides from Watkins Publishing. This book explores the fascinating phenomenon of hypnosis, revealing what the term really means, demystifying the…

Samhain – Letting Go

{image via DeviantArt} by Danu Forest The Celtic festival of Samhain, otherwise known as Halloween (October 31st) can be one of the most beautiful times of the year, as the leaves turn and the first frosts dust the garden in silver. In the Somerset levels…

Campaigning for Compassion: 8 Essential Tips We Need Now

This post first appeared on Positively Present website. Two new books -- Compassion and Forgiveness -- from my Effortless Inspiration series debut tomorrow, and their release couldn't come at a better time. Whether you're into politics or not, you've probably witnessed the craziness surrounding the American presidential election…

A Sneak Peek of Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu

Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu, translated by Ralph Alan Dale is an evocative and poetic translation of this great ancient treasure – illustrated with dramatic black and silver photographs that perfectly capture the beauty and essence of Lao Tsu’s spiritual masterpiece. You can read…

Needs, Perspectives and Defences

A key part of unlocking confidence is about getting a better insight into what makes you tick, that is what pushes you forward and what holds you back. To learn more, see Dr. Gary Wood's book Unlock Your Confidence.  Self-Actualization Statements These statements represent key attitudes…
Personal Development

Attitudes, Values and Meaning

This extract is from the book of Dr. Gary Wood's called Unlock Your Confidence: Find The Keys To Lasting Change Through The Confidence Karma Method.  Assumptions about Human Nature Social psychologist Lawrence Wrightsman has conducted extensive research into attitudes about human nature and has highlighted…