Affirmations for Turbulent Times – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “The thoughts we have about ourselves, our lives, and our futures matter. The words we use with ourselves make a difference.” I reached for this book as I was feeling down and exhausted. I haven’t even felt the desire to read fiction for a while, which is so unlike me! Over the…

Mindful Communication for Happiness – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Good communication is vital to being happy. It’s important to think for yourself and evaluate what’s true.” Communication has never been one of my strong points. I have gotten better over the years, but there is still plenty for me to work on! Thankfully, this book gave me that perfect stepping stone…

The Wild Remedy – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “When life is incessantly exhausting, has thrown you a terrible gluey lump of pain and you feel dreadfully, dingily sad, a leafy place and the sight of a bird in it can divert and begin to heal the mind.” My first non-fiction read of 2022, and what an incredible journey I’ve just…

The Way of the Tortoise – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ “When we are young, we have visions, dreams of the life we want to lead, or blazing a trail in our desired profession… It is absolutely possible to achieve your dreams.” I’ll admit, I’m not a sporty person. However, when I was in school, I loved to play hockey, tennis and netball,…

Real Resilience: How To Thrive In The New Normal – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “It takes action to grow, change and attain success.” I reached for this book after a particularly tough week. I was feeling low, and so many things had started to creep up on me, making me feel like a deflated balloon. This book gave me a little bit of that strength back,…

Ringing The Bell – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “The idea of free choice is synonymous to freedom and the degree of maturity of a society. The day we accept and understand that right, we would have grown as a society.” About the book An attempt to ring the metaphorical bell of social awareness about what’s going wrong around us. We…

This I Can Tell You – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “But sometimes we aren’t pretending, sometimes we don’t remember.” It’s been a while since I’ve read any poetry and I definitely feel like I’ve picked up the best book here to get me back into it! I say this is poetry, but it’s equally a memoir, focusing on the author’s fascinating story…

How Love Actually Ruined Christmas – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I wouldn’t like to assume anything, but my knowledge of these friends suggests to me that if they knew anybody in person who behaved the way most of the characters behave in Love Actually, they would definitely be pulled up on it.” Just fabulous – what more do I need to say?!…

The Quill Method: Conquer Depression In 10 Steps – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ “The first step in solving any problem is realizing that you have one.” Depression is such a big problem today – it’s something many of us have had the displeasure of experiencing throughout our lives in one form or another and quite frankly, we don’t speak about it enough! This book has…

Paris, Part Time – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Inside, I feel like the same woman I have always been: full of thoughts and ideas and passion for life and those in it.” I think memoirs might just be my new favourite thing! I’ve not read many before, but I’m certainly enjoying them when I get the chance to. This particular…