What the self-help book “The Courage to Be Disliked” gets right and wrong
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What the self-help book “The Courage to Be Disliked” gets right and wrong

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. I bought The Courage to Be Disliked because I was curious to learn more about what the book had to offer. There has been an explosion of self-help literature in the 21st … Continue reading

“Happy Fat” this summer: a review of Sofie Hagen’s book about fat activism
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“Happy Fat” this summer: a review of Sofie Hagen’s book about fat activism

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Finding this book has been 2019 gold for me. It has also been exceptionally fortuitous to read this book at the beginning of summer, a time for many people that singles stress … Continue reading

5 Life Lessons from Karamo Brown’s “Karamo: My Story  of Embracing Purpose, Healing, and Hope”
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5 Life Lessons from Karamo Brown’s “Karamo: My Story of Embracing Purpose, Healing, and Hope”

So to honour my inner bomber-jacket wearing life coach, I want to talk about the life lessons I learnt from reading Karamo’s memoir, Karamo: My Story of Embracing Purpose, Healing, and Hope´╗┐. Continue reading

A practical guide to feminism: a review of “So You Want to Talk About Race” by Ijeoma Oluo
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A practical guide to feminism: a review of “So You Want to Talk About Race” by Ijeoma Oluo

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. As an avid reader of feminist literature, a student of feminist theory, and general lover of feminism, I have read a lot of books that talk about gender, race, class, xenophobia, and … Continue reading

Life Lessons from Michelle Obama’s “Becoming”
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Life Lessons from Michelle Obama’s “Becoming”

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Michelle Obama’s memoir is a bestseller for all the right reasons. Regardless of your political affiliations and opinions, this book reflects a new era in politics. The lines between politicians and the … Continue reading

You Konmari-ed all your books, now what?
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You Konmari-ed all your books, now what?

Unless you have been living under a rock, you have heard about Marie Kondo and her tidying up as a way of life. Her two books on organising and cleaning have changed the way people structure their homes for good or for bad, depending on who you ask. Since the Netflix series came out, everyone … Continue reading

A Review of “Happy Never After”: owning our sadness, grief, and all those other uncomfortable things adults never talk about
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A Review of “Happy Never After”: owning our sadness, grief, and all those other uncomfortable things adults never talk about

I am frustrated today. Honestly, the day could not have felt more shitty if it tried. Sure, there were lots of okay things that happened, but my general mood has oscillated between “Fuck this” and verging on tears. I am currently looking for work, an arduous task done in silence and solitude because heaven forbid … Continue reading

Easy and cheap ways for self-care with a book flair
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Easy and cheap ways for self-care with a book flair

Self care was a buzzword for 2017 with a lot of articles floating around on social media talking about ways to look after yourself ranging from tips on meditation to weekly manicures. Self care has both emotional and medical aspects to it. Self care is ultimately about making time to put yourself first. However, there … Continue reading

“Insight”: a personal review of Dr Tasha Eurich’s novel of self-awareness
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“Insight”: a personal review of Dr Tasha Eurich’s novel of self-awareness

This is Dr Tasha Eurich’s latest book. This is the first book I listened to with my newest Audible account. I’ve spoken about audiobooks in the past, and back then I wasn’t so excited. However, this time around, I’m sorta loving audiobooks. Although that is another discussion for another post. Insight: Why We’re Not as … Continue reading