Exploring Yourself & Life with “The Gratitude Explorer Workbook” by Kristi Nelson (e-ARC review)

I thank NetGalley and Storey Publishing for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. Publishing Date: 23rd November 2021 Rating: Five Lemonades  I was so excited when I got my first NetGalley read “The Gratitude Explorer Workbook”. Its beautiful cover in different shades of orange, yellow and purple with little sparkles drew me directly to it. This is such a beautiful book for diving into the adventure of gratefulness with journaling prompts, meditations and self-exploration questions. Its colourful design and many motivating quotes make it a treasure to have on your bookshelf.  First impression of “The Gratitude Explorer Workbook” Read More

One Book To Conquer Low Self-Esteem?

Hello, all you lovely people. How are you? I hope you are well and do not live with low self-esteem. But if you do, try out this book to conquer and rise 😉 . Title: Believe in Yourself ~ Boost Your Self-esteem and Feel Good in the Skin You’re in.  Author: Jasmin Kirkbride Published: 2016 via Summersdale Publishers Ltd Genre: non-fiction, self-help borrowed via Libby & local library Rating: 4 Lemonades Book Summary: “Believe in Yourself” by Jasmin Kirkbride is a concise book in 9 chapters. It starts with an introduction on why it is so important to have healthy self-esteem. The first chapter explains the Read More

Three Books I Come Back To When Life Gets Tough

Life doesn’t always play ball with our plans. We encounter all sorts of catastrophes, from our mental health to the laptop breaking down or losing our job.  Sometimes we deal with those challenges well, and we’ll get over the experience fast. But at other times, they grind us down; and we need some extra support to get over them.  Last week I wrote that I grab a book when life gets tough. It’s not the only strategy I use to improve my resilience but my favourite one. And today, I wanted to share three books that I go to when Read More

The Pursuit of Happiness

Disclaimer: This post uses an affiliate link to Hive Books. It is marked. Unmarked links have no affiliation. Affiliate links are free to click on but if you buy something I get a share. Eugi from Eugi’s Causerie invited us this week to write about the topic of happiness. She offers a weekly prompt that we might work with in any creative but family-friendly way we choose. Thanks, Eugi for this thought-provoking topic that inspired this post:  Not being happy was my default way of being Do you think a lot about happiness? About your own and your family’s? I do. Read More

3 Things I Wish Someone Told My Younger Self

Disclaimer: This post uses an affiliate link to Hive Books. It is marked. Unmarked links have no affiliation. If you have teenagers at home who challenge and delight you, you might be forced to remember how it was for you to grow up. Have you had a great time and were supported by the people around you? Or was it a struggle to be heard and to find your identity? Teenage Misery For me, being a teenager meant dysfunctional family communication, high expectations and pressure from society. It made my life a misery. Mental Health wasn’t a thing back in Read More

I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me That 20 Years Ago

Happy Tuesday, all of you lovely people. Does your week rock? I hope so and if not that you find all the support you need. Last week I got a little into my procrastinating mind. I had hoped so much, I was over that. For a long time, I managed to just get on with my tasks and goals, but last week my inner critic got the upper hand and hit hard. All the unhelpful thinking loops that bother me for years turned up out of nowhere: “Your writing is sh..”, “You tried before, you can’t keep this up” and Read More