Philippa Perry's handbook consoles, nourishes and gently leads us on the path to sanity and emotional balance. There is no simple set of instructions that can guarantee sanity, but if you want to overcome emotional difficulties and become happier, psychotherapist Philippa Perry argues that there are four cornerstones to sanity you can influence to bring about change.
Everyone accepts the importance of physical health; isn't it just as important to aim for the mental equivalent? Philippa Perry has come to the rescue with How to Stay Sane - a maintenance manual for the mind. Years of working as a psychotherapist showed Philippa Perry what approaches produced positive change in her clients and how best to maintain good mental health. In How to Stay Sane, she has taken these principles and applied them to self-help. Using ideas from neuroscience and sound psychological theory, she shows us how to better understand ourselves.
Polly has always felt different. She is always top in swimming competitions, she swims in the sea but never feels the cold, and has a birthmark shaped like a small fish. Then she meets a girl called Lisa who has the same mark. The girls discover that they were adopted after having been found on a beach and that they can swim underwater for long periods.... This leads them to a city underwater, a completely different way of life and some startling revelations....
Tiger Lily is not just fond of reading, she's obsessed! Her head is full-to-bursting with stories of pirates, wonderlands, daring deeds and buried treasure. And now she's had one of her ingenious ideas - she's going to be a heroine, and roam the world in search of adventure! There's just one problem, Tiger Lily lives in The Middle of Nowhere, where nothing ever happens. How will she ever escape?
Following a terrifying encounter in the quiet English countryside, a dark beauty flees to New York in search of a new life. Adopting the initial M as her name, she embarks on a journey that will lead her to the catwalks of Paris, where she becomes the muse and star model to France's iconic top designer, Jean-Louis Tremont. When M meets charming and handsome actor Larry Vaughan, they fall instantly in love with one another. Soon they become the most desired couple on the international scene.
Alice is growing up in post-war London: a grey world of old bomb sites. Her escape is her imagination, which always brightens up her day. But when a new boy starts school, her mind begins playing tricks on her. She's oddly drawn to him, and whenever they are out together the world becomes a more exciting place. A place where the things she imagines appear to become real.