Infertility affects 15 per cent of couples trying for their first baby. It is a huge and complicated topic with lots of on-going research into it, and can be daunting to the non-medical person. To read an article in the paper about new technology, or horror stories about old, can cause great anxiety in an already stressful situation. The aim of this book is to explain the causes, tests and treatments for infertility, and to give couples a clear understanding of the processes that they will go through.
Too sensitive for your own good? There are many reasons why certain people - some figures suggest 10 percent of the population - have a "thinner skin" than others, including hereditary factors, upbringing, and a more than usually sensitive nervous system. Whatever the reason, the over-sensitive person often has a hard time of it, being easily hurt, unable to say no, more prone to stress than average - and likely to have vivid dreams and nightmares. This book looks at how such people can accept themselves on their terms, rather than those of the outside world.
Broken your New Year’s resolutions? Using our failures rather than ignoring them, Peter Shaw draws on Christian traditions and his experience as a life coach to create a spiritually sound strategy for moving forwards. Why are we so afraid of failure? Why has it become something that we ignore and distance ourselves from as quickly as possible, rather than accepting it as part of our life experience, and something that we can build on?