A real treasure of practical ideas.
This small, hardcover book is more than a tiny spark of inspiration, hope and relief for those whose lives can sometimes overwhelm them. It is written in a style that feels like a trusted friend is helping you out, giving tips on looking after yourself in times of anxiety and stress or just on a day-to-day basis in our often frenetic, unrelenting world.
The tips are small actions, easily taken, to turn even your darkest moments around. They are divided into nine common-sense sections, aptly titled and printed in a larger font. Navigating this book, with a new tip on each page, is easy even when everything is ‘All Too Much’ (a very helpful section).
The fun, complimentary illustrations by Naoise Dolan add to the warmth and engaging nature of a book that could easily become the most ‘go to’ self-care resource you have ever owned.
In a friendly, chatty manner, the author shares her insights into the minor changes in thinking and actions that can enable the reader to put their own wellbeing and mental health at the forefront of their day. She guides the reader into planning and acting in such a manner as to lessen the stresses of the personal, technological, social, emotional and psychological glitches that can fill our days and often our nights.
Out of stock on several online sites, if you see it, pick up two or three copies – one as a gift for yourself with others to be shared with family members and friends. This is a gift that will find pride of place and easy accessibility in the homes of all those who own it. It is a beacon of light and positivity to be shared by all who receive it. It is a book that you and everyone you care about deserves to have in their lives.
Reviewed by Leanne Caune
Distributed by: Allen and Unwin
Released: November 2018
RRP: $19.99 hardcover