Drive-By Truckers’ new album, American Band, is both powerful and provocative. With a hard-edged yet finely honed sound, the Southern-American rock band speaks on important matters with candor rather than subtext or symbolism to express their discontent and frustration with the societal disintegration and divide that has been separating the United States for almost half a century.
Directed by Tim Burton, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children follows Jacob, who discovers a secret refuge on an island where children have special powers and hidden enemies. The mystery and danger deepens as he learns about the residents’ special powers — and their powerful enemies. Ultimately, Jacob discovers that his own “peculiarity” can save his new friends.
In Bridget Jones’s Baby, Jones is over 40 and single again after breaking up with Mark Darcy. Her love life, however, comes alive again when she meets Jack, a dashing and handsome American. Her life is wonderful until Jones discovers she’s pregnant and must figure out who the father of her baby is.
magnified: Create a Better You
by Paul Challenger is a self-help book that offers up ideas and techniques for coping with the effects of stress. In addition to the tips that Challenger offers, readers are encouraged to create their own techniques. Each chapter challenges readers to activate their thinking process and ends with visualisation and guided imagery. Challenger’s advice starts with sifting through your thoughts to determine which ones to eliminate versus store and mediate on, creating healthy habits to remove fear and doubt, and placing yourself on the path to happiness, self-awareness and peace.
Everyday life can be stressful and overwhelming. This book provides tangible, thought-provoking advice to create your own personal coping techniques. The author pushes you whilst tapping into your own strengths, so you blame yourself less and embrace the art of giving thanks. He also guides you through relieving stress and self-doubt to accomplish your goals and create the life you want.
Challenger is a native of the Cayman Islands where he resides with his wife, Sherene. His fascination with the human psyche led him to study psychology and other effective brief therapies for helping others overcome the effects of stress. Challenger currently helps clients through hypnotherapy at a local wellness center. He is a firm believer in utilising the gift and power of our minds and his methods to help with stress release, motivation and self-improvement. Find his book at Books & Books at Camana Bay.