Skip to Main Content

UCD Library Collection Spotlight: New Year, New You!

A monthly online and print display highlighting our collections

A selection of our titles

Food for the fast lane : recipes to power your body and mind

Derval O Rourke is one of Ireland s greatest athletes. She likes to eat and train, not diet and exercise. After devising a nutritionally balanced training menu with peak performance in mind, she gained boundless energy and a better ability to focus, both on and off the track. Here she reveals the recipes that helped her reach her professional goals. [Description supplied by publishers]

Overcoming chronic fatigue : a self-help guide using cognitive behavioral techniques

Via recognised CBT techniques that change our attitude and coping strategies, this approach is successful in breaking the cycle of fatigue, with a reduction in symptoms and disability in up to two-thirds of sufferers. [Description supplied by publisher]

The sleep solution : improve your sleep, health and quality of life - from tonight

Lack of sleep eventually leads to poor health and reduced performance. This guide to sleep problems provides everything you need to know about normal sleep rhythms, what can disturb them and how to make adjustments to your life to improve sleep. [Description supplied by publisher]

Managing Your Mind

Developing positive attitudes and skills.

Allen Carr's easy way to stop smoking

Revolutionary best seller

The Relaxation and Stress Reduction

Offers a broad range of techniques for relaxation and stress management. Attractive easy to read book.

Self-esteem for women : a practical guide to love, intimacy and success

This thought-provoking guide shows how to recognize and alter your negative self-beliefs. By using a mixture of visualization techniques, positive affirmations and a five-step programme for change, it gives women the chance to change their lives forever. [Description supplied by publisher]


For two decades, David Gershon and Gail Straub have taught thousands of people how to make their dreams come true--and Empowerment builds on that real-life experience. Gershon and Straub believe that our thoughts and beliefs create the actual conditions of our life; to change things, we must first alter our consciousness and our thought processes. That's what this book helps readers do, through practical techniques, inspiring stories, visualizations, and exercises for self-evaluation. It covers seven areas of life: relationships, sexuality, money, work, body, emotions, and spirituality.

Body Panic

Are you ripped? Do you need to work on your abs? Do you know your ideal body weight? Your body fat index? Increasingly, Americans are being sold on a fitness ideal — not just thin but toned, not just muscular but cut — that is harder and harder to reach. In Body Panic, Shari L. Dworkin and Faye Linda Wachs ask why. How did these particular body types come to be “fit”? And how is it that having an unfit, or “bad,” body gets conflated with being an unfit, or “bad,” citizen?

Further titles

Mastering personal finance

John Gorham equips you with the competence needed to confidently navigate your way around the complex world of finance and ensure you are considering your options at the earliest opportunity. [Description supplied by publisher]

Healthy eating for lower cholesterol

Packed with cholesterol lowering advice and recipes.

Moving on : breaking up without breaking down

In the Relate Guide to Moving On, Suzie Hayman draws on her many years experience as a Relate marriage counsellor and agony aunt and provides information, advice and practical strategies to help you cope, as positively as possible, with the stress of breaking up with your partner. [Description supplied by publisher]

Let's Drink to Your Health

Designed for all those who, due to health or financial reasons, wish to cut down on their drinking. Useful advice to enable people to change their drinking patterns, a drinking diary and tips for drinking less are included.

An introduction to coping with phobias

Written by an experienced practitioner, this introductory booklet explains what phobias are and now they make you feel. It will help the reader to understand their phobias and is ideal as an immediate coping strategy and as a preliminary to fuller therapy. [Description supplied by publisher]

Quiet the mind : an illustrated guide on how to meditate

In a world where finding even ten minutes to 'do nothing', the benefits of meditation can be profound. Meditation is simply a way of giving our brains a well-deserved break and can actually help our brains to function healthy and happily. [Description supplied by publisher]

Managing Time

People who manage their time effectively achieve more. They are also likely to feel less stressed; more in control. But getting to be a good time manager takes effort. Just like any other skill, you need to develop it. This book begins with a chapter about identifying your time management pitfalls, and the following chapters explore a variety of techniques for improving how you manage your time.

Managing stress

Educative and offers comprehensive stress management plan. Views self esteem ans the key to stress management.

Just a Selection of Titles from our Collection

Food for fitness

Bible for anyone who is serious about sport health and fitness.

Ashtanga Yoga "The Practice Manual"

Clear instructions with photos for self practice

Overcoming Depression and Low Mood

A series of jargon free structured self help workbooks using CBT.

The Mindful Way Through Depression

If you've ever struggled with depression, take heart. Mindfulness, a simple yet powerful way of paying attention to your most difficult emotions and life experiences, can help you break the cycle of chronic unhappiness once and for all. [Description supplied by publisher]

Overcoming Anxiety, Stress and Panic

Overcoming Anxiety, Stress and Panicuses the proven and trusted five areas model of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to help people experiencing a range of symptoms associated with these conditions.

Smarter Study Skills Companion

Recommended by UCD Writing Centre