Safe From the Pain: Out of the Darkness Into a Life That’s Free, Happy, and Good is both a memoir and a self-help book by Poonam Bhuchar. The author shares with readers the physical and emotional pain and the trauma she has gone through. Through telling her story, she hopes to help at least one person going through similar things in life.
The author shares her story with us, starting from early childhood, and how she viewed life differently than most of her peers. She did her best to get good grades in England while also embracing her Indian roots and culture, knowing that her purpose in life was to have a family. As she continues her story, we learn about her horrible experiences with sexual assault, attempted suicide, arranged marriage, and divorce, and how she overcame all of this.
Bhuchar brings light to issues that many of us face but don’t talk about, and she gives hope to those who need it. The author does a great job of not just speaking of these issues, but she also shows us that there is always hope and room for healing and growing if we can open our eyes and let go of the fear. In addition to all the trauma, she shares moral dilemmas that we’ve all dealt with at one point or another.
Bhuchar frees herself from all that she has dealt with throughout her life while also starting a discussion on significant topics that are still considered taboo or aren’t talked about enough. By telling her story, she captures not just the psychological parts of pain and trauma but overall the human experience, what it is like to be a girl/woman, what is expected from you, and how society views you and acts on it.
Safe From the Pain: Out of the Darkness Into a Life That’s Free, Happy, and Good is the self-help and true story that women need to hear to know they can survive. This book is an excellent read for anyone who feels alone or like they don’t have anyone by their side, and this book encourages us to reflect internally, release the negativity, heal and grow.
Pages: 92 | ASIN : B09M94Z8RR
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In The Stress Book Dr. D. Foster addresses different kinds of stress, how to avoid stressful situations, manage stress, and everything in between. What I really enjoyed about this book is how the author gets straight to the point. Every topic in the book is comprehensively covered and discussed in depth. In The Stress Book poses questions that compel the reader to mentally answer and reflect as one reads on, ensuring readers stay engaged throughout this enlightening book.
One outstanding trait about Dr. D. Terrence Foster is that he shows compassion in his writing. Reading this book was much easier because of how understanding the author was while narrating. While going through the chapters, you get a sense of belonging and feel like you are having a conversation with someone that shows concern. Going through the notes the author listed is therapeutic. There is something charming about Dr. D. Terence Foster’s writing. He breaks down intricate terms to the reader’s understanding. One gets to learn how broad mental health is, and the different terms that define stress and mental disorders.
If you are looking for a book that will help you manage and prevent stress as you deal with personal issues, then The Stress Book is ideal. Some of the most significant topics that the author covered include knowing the physical and mental actions to take to prevent stress, destructive behaviors, setting daily goals, getting professional help, understanding yourself as an individual, toxic relationships, and spirituality. I was surprised and delighted to see that the author included a piece on the money factor. What is your relationship with money? How do you budget your money? The author highlights the effect our finances have on our mental health and briefly discusses how to handle one’s finances. I found this section to be proof that Dr. Foster has modern adults in mind as money is often a big issue for most.
The author divided the book into four sections, with each section containing a variety of related topics. The author starts with the basics and then graduates the reader to more complex topics.
The Stress Book: Forty-Plus Ways to Manage Stress & Enjoy Your Life is a must-read if you are constantly battling stress. The solutions the author provides are practical and actionable, and can work for most individuals experiencing continuous stressful moments. This informative book provides readers with the tools they’ll need to manage stress so they can starting enjoying their life.
Pages: 263 | ASIN: B09CGKN5PG
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If you learn nothing else as a parent, you quickly learn some powerful lessons about time. Time is of the essence when you have children. So time-saving tips are always welcome, from getting enough sleep to knowing just what to say and when to say it. Brenda Miller has given parents a handbook that will save them precious hours of research and conferring with friends and family. From handling the everyday chaos of parenting to dealing with tantrums and how to effectively say “no,” Miller covers each and every dilemma, a parent could possibly encounter.
The Kid Code: 30 Second Parenting Strategies, by Brenda Miller, contains some of the best advice I have come across in 20-plus years of parenting. So many parenting books tend to be filled with a narrative that doesn’t necessarily apply to the advice readers actually crave. Miller’s book is everything we need with as little extra filler material. She gets to the point quickly and efficiently, offering short, one to two-page snippets of advice that address each parenting issue directly and without lengthy introduction sections. This is a book I wish I had when my son was born.
As a teacher, I find many of Miller’s strategies applicable in the classroom. I was especially taken with her advice on dealing with conflict and saying “no” with heartfelt words. I am finding this comes in particularly handy when it comes to the classroom and teaching students to deal with conflict and how to say no to each other in a much kinder manner. Surprisingly, Miller’s advice on saying “no” applies to older children as well. Overall, most of her 30-second strategies can easily be adapted to various situations, making this a must-read for a much wider audience than just parents of young children.
The Kid Code: 30 Second Parenting Strategies is the self-help manual parents wish they had when walking in the door with a newborn. Any parent or teacher feeling lost when it comes to dealing with rebellion, their own confusion as to the adult in charge, or learning how and when to apologize effectively needs to read the strategies contained in this eye-opening book. This insightful book offers advice that is brief, solid, and to the point.
Pages: 318 | ASIN: B097GXSD54
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Individuals are burning out at alarming rates. People feel constant demand to deliver, so they’re either burning out or they’re leaving their jobs, due to high stress and burnout. With COVID-19, this is becoming more prevalent and amplified, due to all the demands from working from home (WFH).
In Michael Levitt’s Burnout Proof: How To Establish Boundaries To Avoid The Negativity of Stress, you will learn how to:
- Recognize burnout signs in yourself and in others
- Understand how you became burned out in the first place
- Implement burnout prevention techniques that go beyond taking a 2-week vacation
- Launch immediate steps you can take today, to stop the burnout from growing
- Establish boundaries in your life, so that you can fend off potential burnout from external factors
Michael Levitt is the founder & Chief Burnout Officer of The Breakfast Leadership Network, a San Diego and Toronto-based burnout media and consulting firm. He is an in-person and Certified Virtual Speaker, a Certified NLP and CBT Therapist, a Fortune 500 consultant, bestselling author, and hosts the Breakfast Leadership Show, a top 200 podcast on iTunes. Michael’s A Top 20 Global Thought Leader on HR & Culture. and a former Healthcare executive, overseeing $ 2 Billion budgets.
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We all get a little lost on our way through life. Sometimes we overlook those hints and tips that could lead us to happiness a little faster than the long way around. By reading Treasure Hunt – Follow Your Inner Clues to Find True Success by Rizwan Virk you will gain a better sense of appreciation for those little signs in your life that you might be ignoring. Using first-person experience this book will help all readers identify what they want most out of their lives. There are snippets of anecdotal evidence as well as some ethereal sources of inspiration that will help lead you on your journey of self-awareness. This book covers the age-old-question of how to bring meaning to your life with comprehensive chapters and exercises designed to open your awareness to the little things that are constantly happening around you.
Styled as a comfortable self-help type book it is divided into five parts to help readers take their journey one step at a time. Trying to give meaning to your life and identify how to reach the success that you long for cannot be done overnight. It takes time and patience and an ability to see that which cannot be easily seen. Virk understands that and makes careful effort to properly guide readers on this potentially tricky path. Of course, there’s nothing that says you have to read this book from beginning to end. As with most self-discovery books you can jump around the chapters if you wish, but you will get much more out of it if you follow the traditional reading path.
It is obvious that the content of this book was carefully thought out. The order in which things are done is also very linear and easy to follow. There is no unnecessary fluff or padding to make this book longer than required. The case studies that readers will find peppered throughout the book help lends credibility to the content. The exercises that are available within the chapters’ helps readers practice what they’ve learned so far, making the information remain in their minds for longer. This is especially beneficial if you are trying to learn a new skill or start a new routine.
The styling of the book is very pleasing and the way the chapters are laid out and broken up makes it easy to read and digest. This can be the downfall for many self-help books with their epic chapter lengths. That approach can lose readers as opposed to bring them in. Virk does not have that issue, which makes this that much better to read.
If you’re looking to get some clarity in your life and maybe get a little assistance in recognizing those little signs, then you need to read this book. Treasure Hunt – Follow Your Inner Clues to Find True Success by Rizwan Virk is a modern approach to finding out what signs we might be missing and how to make ourselves more open to receiving and identifying those messages the universe is trying to tell us. Easy to read with clever case studies and personal anecdotes, this is not a self-help book what would have you running for the hills. The information is carefully thought out and planned in such a way that readers won’t have a difficult time understanding and implementing the skills. Enjoy your journey and the ensuing hunt!
Pages: 256 | ASIN: B01NBXI85B
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