The Alphabet of the Human Heart
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The Alphabet of the Human Heart : The A to Zen of Life

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A handbook for the happy, and a bible for the broken-hearted, The Alphabet of the Human Heart is an enchanting and enriching journey through the upside and the downside of what it means to be human - our hopes and our fears, our strength and our weakness, our highs and our lows.

The Alphabet of the Human Heart is a book of literally two halves. Firstly there is upside A-Z, which is full of the happy and hopeful aspects of our lives, such as A is for Adventure, through G is for Gratitude, S is for Smile to Zen is the Place to Be. The other downside half examines the negative parts of our character lives and how we can overcome them to lead more positive and fulfilling lives. From A is for Anger, through H is for Hate, T is for Temptation to once again end on Zen is the Place to be.

Matthew and James have been friends for over 30 years and they've experienced both sides of life - the upside and the downside - and they've turned their experience of life - and of friendship - into a book that combines words and pictures to tell a bigger story.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 176 x 177 x 10mm | 290g
  • Robinson
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Full colour throughout
  • 1849014493
  • 9781849014496
  • 18,080

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An illustrated compendium of aphorisms that would be ideal for the waiting room of a counselling centre. * Therapy Today * In case it is not obvious yet, I really liked this book. * Brisbane Courier Mail *
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About Matthew Johnstone

Matthew Johnstone (Author)
In a former life, Matthew Johnstone was a successful creative in advertising. He worked all around the world and won many coveted industry awards. He has since taken that skill of communicating simply and effectively into writing and illustrating books and public speaking. Matthew has published 9 books many of which have been bestsellers internationally. He gave a keynote to 87 representatives at the World Health Organisation of the power of imagery in understanding difficult to articulate subjects such as mental health, meditation, resilience and stress. Matthew's work has been endorsed by Stephen Fry, Edward de Bono, Google and the World Health Organisation. He is one of six, Australia wide, that have been nominated for the 2018 Australian Mental Health Awards for his outstanding work in the mental health and wellbeing space. His simple motto is 'Flicking Switches with Pictures'.
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