He who has health has hope; and he who has hope has everything [Arab proverb]  


Peace of Mind is a Piece of Cake

This is the first book in the Getting It Right series. Subsequent titles include You're Not Lucky - You Deserve It, You May be a Group But Are You a Team?, The Gender Agenda and Not Choosing is Also a Choice.

The series of books, without pretending easy answers, and without getting too complex, offers suggestions for confronting and changing yourself and others in responsible, respectful and effective ways.

We explore environmental and behavioural factors along with skills and capabilities for effecting positive change. We ask you to think about the beliefs and values that keep you trapped or can help release you from habits and patterns that no longer serve you.

When reading the books in this series, think about the kind of person you want to become, and the relationships you want to have with yourself in the dead of night, and with other people in the cold light of day.

Peace of Mind is a collaboration between Joseph Sinclair and Michael Mallows, with illustrations by Yaron Livay.

Read the interview with Joseph Sinclair and Michael Mallows and the review of the book here.



Yaron Livay is a man with a double identity. At home in Israel he is one of the country's most successful chartered accountants. In semi-retirement in England he is a successful artist and print maker whose work has been bought by, among others, the Victoria and Albert, and the Imperial War museums. His hand-printed, limited-edition books are highly prized (and highly priced). His venture into the art world began in the 1950s when, following military service in Israel's navy, he began to draw cartoons for the Israeli press. His most recent work is The World Upside Down Alphabet which perfectly reflects his jokey and cynical humour.

To order the book:

Contact the publishers Crown House Publishing at  at http://www.crownhouse.co.uk/ or order the book from Amazon.

[Click HERE to listen to the music for the song Accentuate the Positive written by Johnny Mercer and Harold Arlen in 1944.  We think the words to the song express our philosophy very well in a "home-spun" way.  Apart from which, we like the music!  Of course you won't know what we're talking about (particularly if you're one of the "younger set") unless you get a sight of the words, so here they are]

You've got to accentuate the positive,
Eliminate the negative,
Latch on to the affirmative,
But don't mess with Mister In-between

You've got to spread joy up to the maximum
Bring gloom down to the minimum
Have faith, or pandemonium's
Liable to walk upon the scene

To illustrate my last remark
Jonah and the Whale, Noah and the ark;
What did they do 
Just when everything looked so dark?

Man, they said we better
Accentuate the positive,
Eliminate the negative,
Latch on to the affirmative,
And don't mess with Mister In-between.

[Midi gratefully acknowledged to Molly's midi files http://www.geocities.com/Broadway/1900/a-m.html]