The people of Scotland have a reputation for being many things, but what makes us who we are? In Wha's Like Us? Chris Robinson explores the Scottish character and uncovers some amazing facts about the Scots and the words we use to describe ourselves. Are we generous or mean, serious or seriously funny, outgoing or thrawn? Wha's Like Us? takes an informative and amusing look at how we see ourselves, at our attitudes to work, love, money, envy, anger and entertainment and at the Scots words and phrases we use to describe the Scottish psyche. And you might not be so surprised to know that there are far more Scots words for sinners than for saints!
The Ottawa Senators have had a long and storied history as one of the original -- and dominant -- Canadian hockey franchises. Stocked with skilled and adventurous players, the early Senators were known for their aggressive play and never-say-die attitude. The fascinating story of the team continues into the present with the thrilling account of how a new franchise was secured, complete with hopes for Stanley Cups in the future.
A revolutionary fitness book by Chris Robinson that will change your body and your life
Personal trainer Chris Robinson has helped celebrities, athletes, top executives, and ordinary people from coast to coast tone their muscles and melt away pounds in a matter of weeks with a simple workout philosophy: train from your core. To most, the core is synonymous with washboard abs, but it also encompasses twenty-nine muscles in and around your trunk, pelvis, hips, buttocks, and lower back. A strong core gives you the stability and mobility you need for better posture and balance, reduced back pain, and a more effective overall workout.
In The Core Connection, Chris invites a team of five brave men and women with busy, stressful lives to follow his life-changing regimen for six weeks. The result -- a combined total weight loss of 78 pounds! Chris's unique program integrates the important principles of Pilates -- emphasis on core strength, muscle control, breathing, and correct posture -- into standard cardio and weight-bearing exercises for a total body workout. By learning to engage all the muscles in your core, you also increase your calorie burn and reduce your risk of injury.
The Core Connection is a safe, effective, portable workout that is perfect for people of all ages and fitness levels. Chris's explicit, easy-to-understand instructions are accompanied by clear illustrations that will help you check your form as he focuses on the specific aspects of alignment, muscle control, and breath that are essential for achieving the maximum benefit from each exercise. He offers a plan for simple, total body workouts that include mat work to help you find and feel your core muscles, cardio, and strength training -- with the option of using weight machines or your own body weight. He also shares important tips for improving your diet without completely giving up the foods you love.
The Core Connection is more than just a workout plan. It's a totally new approach to your life. Your body is only as strong as its core. With Chris Robinson's help, you can look and feel better than ever.
Scotland is a country brimful of beasties, and for every bird, animal and insect that you see as you travel through towns, farmland, mountains, glens, rivers, lochs and sea, the Scots language will provide a Scots word. In Scottish Wildlife, Chris Robinson of Scottish Language Dictionaries will introduce you to Big Beasties, Wee Beasties, Creepy-Crawlies and our Feathered Friends and will inform and entertain as she explains how they got their names, where to find them and how to recognise them. So welcome to the world of the coos, yowes, horney gollachs, blethering Tams and many, many more.
How can we help heal children who have been abused or neglected? Healing Child Trauma Through Restorative Parenting details how children can be helped to recover with the use of Restorative Parenting, an innovative model informed by psychological and neurological understanding of trauma and its effects. It explains the critical role that people, relationships and the environment play in a child's recovery. It shows what constitutes a therapeutic environment, whereby a child experiences therapy not as one-to-one sessions but as a lived experience. The authors show how other components of the model - building therapeutic relationships, promoting positive education and encouraging clinically informed life style choices - are intimately linked, each critical to the re-parenting which the child undergoes. This book will be welcomed by professionals working with children, including those in residential, health and foster care, psychology, education and health, as well as those commissioning services. The models, concepts and practices are transferable to public, private and charitable agencies.
The Scottish weather is rich in variety, full of lights and shades, drama, romance and beauty. We have snow in winter, sunshine in summer, strong winds in spring and autumn and all four seasons can happen in one day. But, at least when it rains, the Scots tongue has myriad words to cheer you up while you are getting drenched. In Scottish Weather, Chris Robinson and Eileen Finlayson take a tour of the country to discover how we describe our weather conditions from coast to country and town to city. The weather is a constant topic of conversation in all our communities so whether it's dreich, smirry, hairst or simmer, Scottish Weather will help explain the weather around you.