Books and Resources

Books and Resources

Cassandra is an internationally recognized and published author of fiction and non-fiction.



Stress management in crazy times. Surviving and thriving in a changing world.

There’s no doubt modern life has become more and more stressful. Constant change and upheaval is becoming harder for most people to handle. The pressures of work, relationships, families, the fast pace of life and increasing demands on your time can leave you in a state of turmoil. However, there is a cure — thinking differently, creatively, or from a new perspective.

In Think Outside of the Box best-selling author, award-winning artist and holistic therapist Cassandra Gaisford (BCA, Dip Psych) reveals dozens of lateral, creative, and inspired ways to manage stress, change careers, and overcome obstacles to success.


Paperback and Ebook

To enjoy your copy from Amazon: getbook.at/ThinkOutsideTheBox

To enjoy your copy from iBooks, Barnes & Noble and other great bookstores: https://books2read.com/u/mBGAxO

















Stress Less. Love Life More: How to Stop Worrying, Reduce Anxiety, Eliminate Negative Thinking and Find Happiness


The secret to feeling less stressed and more focused

The pressures of work, relationships, families, the fast pace of life, and increasing demands on your time can leave you in a state of turmoil. However, there is a cure – reclaiming joy by building greater resilience.

In Stress Less. Love Life Morebest-selling author and holistic therapist Cassandra Gaisford (BCA, Dip Psych) reveals dozens of insights based on positive psychology research, and professional achievements gained by successfully helping burned-out corporate executives, teenagers, extraordinary artists, authors, frazzled employees and creative entrepreneurs, and people from all walks of life, destress and succeed more.

This book explores the effects of stress on the body and mind and offers practical solutions to achieving the right balance in our life. It explores ways to master effective stress management, as well as providing quick-fix stress relievers and ongoing therapies such as yoga, massage, nutrition, and meditation.

In Stress Less. Live Life More, you’ll discover:

  • Why following your bliss is an antidote for stress
  • How to tune into your body barometer
  • How to anticipate potential stressful things before they occur
  • Practical methods for managing common and extraordinary stressors
  • How to build life-affirming coping strategies
  • How to get your mojo back and empower your business and personal life
  • How to rediscover joy and love life again

Gaisford provides a fresh approach to living, from contemporary quick-fixes for those combating the pressures of modern life, to soothing rituals and long-term solutions for a better life. This quintessential lifestyle guide reassures you that joy is within your reach, and shows you how to reclaim your, happiness, health, close relationships, career – and sanity.


Ebook, Paperback and Print

Amazon: getBook.at/StressLess

iBooks, Barnes & Noble and other great bookstores: https://books2read.com/u/31MzrD
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/ebook/stress-less-love-life-more















How to Find Your Passion and Purpose: Four Easy Steps to Discover A Job You Want And Live the Life You Love.

EBook, Paperback and Hardcover

Amazon: getBook.at/Passion

iBooks, Barnes & Noble and other great bookstores: https://books2read.com/u/3Roqyn

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/nz/en/ebook/how-to-find-your-passion-and-purpose
















Who stole your joy?


I’m feeling joyful as my daughter (Hannah Joy) collaborate on our first book together, How to Find Your Joy and Purpose: Four Easy Steps to Discover A Job You Want And Live the Life You Love. 

This is a particularly significant project for us, as you’ll discover in the book. We’re writing it at a time of great personal upheaval and turmoil. Over an abruptly short period of time, we realized that we were working so hard on helping others’  we had neglected our own self-care. Guess what? We burned out!

In Hannah’s case, she fried out and had a complete break-down. Happily, she’s moving through it now and is on the upside of recovery.

Whether you are burned out, stressed out, blissed-out or checked out, the question is always the same: How to Find Your Joy and Purpose and keep it?

We’re writing this book to share the things that have helped us. We wrote to heal ourselves and in the process we discovered how extraordinarily powerful everyday joy is in finding and following your purpose, and how simple and effective joy can be in healing so many of the things facing humanity: depression, anxiety, stress, burnout, relationship cyclones, and lack of meaning and purpose—abhorrent rates of suicide and addiction and more.

And it’s working! Our joy is back!

If you’d love to:

  • Relieve stress and quit worrying easily
  • Create more happiness, peace, and joy
  • Keep your brain and body strong and ready for joyfully, focused work
  • Rescue and enrich your relationships
  • Increase your success, health, and happiness with a few simple steps

You’ll find the answers in How to Find Your Joy and Purpose: Four Easy Steps to Discover A Job You Want And Live the Life You Love. 


EBook, Paperback and Hardcover


To grab your eBook or Print copy from Amazon, click here>>getbook.at/FindYourJoy

To grab your copy from iBooks, Barnes & Noble and other great bookstores, click here>> https://books2read.com/u/bzoawZ

To grab your copy from Kobo, click here>>www.kobo.com/ebook/how-to-find-your-joy-and-purpose-1














Also available from other online stores and libraries

Need a career rescue?



Cassandra’s Amazon #1 best-selling books, ‘Mid-Life Career Rescue’, are now available from Amazon. Download or purchase the paperback today!

Allthree together

Brilliant Career Inspiration

book_transparentbgThe Call For Change

Take the stress out of making a change, confirm your best-fit career and move toward your preferred future.

#1 Amazon Best-Seller. Available in print and eBook from Amazon—getBook.at/CareerChange



what-makes-you-happy-book_transparentbgWhat Makes You Happy

Clarify what makes you happy and find your point of brilliance.

#1 Amazon Best-Seller. Available in print and eBook—getBook.at/MakeYouHappy




book_whitebgEmploy Yourself

Start a business on the side while holding down your job. Or take the leap to self-employed bliss. Choose and grow your own business with confidence. This handy resource will show you how.

#1 Amazon Best-Seller. Available in print and eBook—getBook.at/EmployYourself



bookpackageredontopMid-Life Career Rescue-Three Book Bundle- Box Set (Books 1-3): The Call For Change, What Makes You Happy, Employ Yourself

More passion! Less career groundhog day! Fast-Track Your Success and Instantly Save $$$ When You Buy This
Bundle of 3 Ebook Amazon best-sellers

Available for immediate download—getBook.at/CareerRescueBox


Would you like to wake up every day looking forward to going to work? Do you want a job that is in harmony with your passions, values and deepest interests? Do you want a job that is deeply rewarding and gives you a sense of meaning and purpose?  Do you dream of discovering happiness at work in a role that allows you to be you truly are and who you truly want to be?


Global career change expert and courage coach, Gaisford (BCA, Dip. Psych.) shows you how to determine what it is that you really want to do, clarify what you can do and create powerful but simple strategies to make your dream a practical, and inspiring reality. Designed for disgruntled mid-Iifers laid off or no longer happy in their work, this book is for anyone willingly or unwillingly, facing the need to revisit what they really want from their work life.

If you are serious about embarking on a career change, finding career satisfaction, joy and fulfilment, and gaining a competitive edge then tapping into the innate power of passion and purpose Is vital to your success. Happy at Work will help undo any conditioning that has held you back, exploring ways to create your dream job from the inside out, using inspiration, passion and values-driven purpose to inform, guide and motivate you from the heart.

Working with passion and purpose is your calling- lay claim to it now!

“Guides are necessary throughout mid-life, this book is a guide. Teachers to face and touch are guides. Mid-life will not be rushed. Everybody experiences mid-life. It is a sacred journey, a sacred path, the Way. I urge you to use this book as an inspirational tool and carry it as a treasure. Persevere with your mid-life. Bring into consciousness your childhood dreams, as they will become your living realities.” ~ Max Gimblett, Visual Artist, New York


Happy at Work has you thinking about what drives you, why you are doing what you are doing. is it making me happy, am I using my full set of skills, what can I do differently and how to have the courage to change.” ~Anthony Lewis, Account Director, New Zealand


“Really good stuff, needed stuff. Happy at Work helps you learn who you and what you want to be when you grow up. This book is of maximum benefit.” Joe Gutje, investment Banker, New York


To purchase on Amazon, click here>>getbook.at/HappyAtWork

To purchase on iBooks, Barnes & Noble and other great bookstores, click here>>


To purchase on Kobo, click here>>(I’m waiting on the link)


Are you worried You’re Drinking Too Much?

Take control of your drinking, relieve stress and still have fun, enjoy happier hours, improve your relationships, boost your energy and live a joy-filled healthier life. Ease up on the drink. Kick the alcohol habit and change your life.

 In this book you’ll learn:

  • Strategies to take control of your drinking
  • Awareness of the real harm excessive alcohol consumption takes on your mind, body, and soul
  • Sophisticated alternatives to drink
  • How to handle pressure from others who feel threatened by your sobriety
  • Savvy ways to beat slick and subliminal marketing from companies who profit from your addiction
  • How to handle life ‘raw’ – tools, tips and strategies to deal with stress and daily hassles
  • Ways to discover freedom, find happiness and change your life

Whatever your pain, whatever your motivation Your Beautiful Mind: Control Alcohol and Love Life More will help you achieve your goals—whether that’s getting sober or just cutting back-and create positive, permanent transformational change in your life. Your Beautiful Mind: Control Alcohol, Discover Freedom, Find Happiness and Change Your Life, available in print and Ebook here—getBook.at/Controlalcohol


“What an incredibly informative read. I really love how Cassandra has different viewpoints that allow the reader to come to their own conclusions.

Your Beautiful Mind: Control Alcohol and Love Life More is a non-biased informative read based on various facts, research and readings and I feel it is a book that I could pick up time and time again, and that whatever is relevant to me at that time or moment in my life is what I’ll be able to take away when I pick it up.

I loved that information was backed up by science and offered rhetorical questions and facts to get the reader thinking, rather than preaching or telling the reader how to do something.

I loved the perception that it is more helpful to heal the root of our cause to drink, rather than try to blindly control alcohol consumption, and that each reader will feel empowered to choose their own method for sobriety rather than feeling like they have to stick to rules. (Who likes rules anyway!?).

Very empowering, honest and thought-provoking.”

~ Founder Soberly


Define success on your own terms. Overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Learn how in Cassandra’s new series The Art of Success, available in print and eBook from Amazon.


3d_book-310x400The Art of Success: Leonardo Da Vinci
The 8-Step Blueprint to True Success for Your Relationships, Your Bank Account, Your Body and Your Soul
Leonardo da Vinci had to overcome obstacles to success just like you and I. Be inspired by his blue-print for success.
Available in print and eBook from Amazon— getBook.at/TheArtofSuccess
the-art-of-sucess-book-two-coc-chanel-3d_cover-4The Art of Success: Coco Chanel

The 8-Step Blueprint to True Success for Your Relationships, Your Bank Account, Your Body and Your Soul

Coco Chanel had to overcome obstacles to success just like you and I. Be inspired by her strategies for success.
Available in print and eBook from Amazon—getBook.at/CocoChanel


The Art of Success Gave My Mind Wings!

Flower Power: How Extraordinary Beauty Can Change Your Life


Beautiful photography blends with the timeless wisdom of 13th-century Persian poet, and mystic, Rumi, to inspire, delight, and heal.

Aesthetically, we know that flowers enrich our lives and symbolize our emotions, yet they also have the power to restore and replenish us on a mental, physical, and spiritual level.

Whether you’d love a gorgeous book to grace your coffee table or waiting room, a place to retreat to when you need a lift, or you’d love to purchase this book as a gift for someone you love, “Flower Power” will provide lasting benefits and a greater sense of appreciation for one of nature’s most stunning and diverse wonders.


Drawing upon my love of flowers and favourite inspirational words, personal photographs and professional success as an award-winning artist, and holistic therapist, discover how extraordinary beauty can change your life.

“Simply Stunning.”



Available in ebook, PDF, and hardcover



Instant pdf version:


Hardcover Amazon




Soar High. Love Who You Are and Who You Can Be


When Billy feels blue he doesn’t know how to think pink. He feels stuck, demotivated and alone. Until he remembers he can fly like a balloon. He jumps up from his sadness and loneliness and lifts his thoughts high, high, high into the sky. High above his doubts and fears. Higher still until he is surrounded by colour, courage, and cheerfulness.

This is a classic, empowering book that every child, teenager and adult should have the joy of reading.

With a unique combination of beautifully simple stories, comforting words, and powerful uplifting messages, Cassandra has been delighting young children, teenagers and adults for over fifty years.

Cassandra cuts to the heart of the lesson we all need to hear, over and over again, helping us learn to be courageous, happy, and empowered.

Billy is a Balloon is an inspiring story and personal development guide for girls and boys with themes on self-esteem resilience, and self-reliance.

“This book shares a powerful message”

 “That was so inspiring. I felt so much better instantly.”


Paperback and Ebook

To grab your copy from Amazon, click here>>getbook.at/BillyIsABalloon

To grab your copy from iBooks, Barnes & Noble and other great bookstores, click here>>https://books2read.com/u/mlwRB9

To grab your copy from Kobo, click here>>https://www.kobo.com/en/ebook/billy-is-a-balloon-1














Lulu is a Black Sheep


Follow your own truth. Cherish who you are.

When Lulu’s family tells her that she doesn’t belong, she thinks she’s all alone. Until the kiwi in black jumps out from the night bringing with her wisdom, wonder, and surprise! This is a classic, empowering book that every child, teenager, and adult should have the joy of listening to.

With a unique combination of beautifully simple stories, comforting words, and powerful uplifting messages, Cassandra has been delighting young children, teenagers and adults for over 50 years. Cassandra cuts to the heart of the lesson all of us need to hear, over and over again, helping us learn to be courageous, happy, and empowered.

Creator of the delightfully beautiful and courageous The Little Princess, Cassandra Gaisford is a global bestseller. Lulu Is a Black Sheep is an inspiring story and personal development guide for girls with themes on self-esteem and resilience.


Amazon: getbook.at/LuluBlackSheep

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/ebook/lulu-is-a-black-sheep-1

iBooks, Barnes & Noble and other great bookstores: https://books2read.com/u/mqvO66
















The following links will take you to some of her  other written resources, including:

You can also learn more about the creative process on her Powerful Creativity Blog.

In 2009 Cassandra successfully wrote, designed and published Happy at Work: for mid-lifers a book that has helped thousands of people pursue their passions not their pensions.

Cassandra is currently working on a historical novel set in Renaissance Italy and France and continues to write freelance articles for the New Zealand Herald and other publications.


I am an artist, storyteller, intuitive guide, mentor and Reiki master. All my creations are infused with positive energy , inspiration, and light. I believe in magic and the power of beauty, joy, love, purpose, and creativity to transform your life. My greatest joy is helping your realize your dreams. That makes my soul sing!

P: +64 (0) 21 873 833
E: cassandra@cassandragaisford.com


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