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SELF HELP & EDUCATIONAL BOOKS

“THE BODY IS NOT AN APOLOGY - THE POWER OF RADICAL SELF LOVE” BY SONYA RENEE TAYLOR IS ABOUT SELF LOVE AND THE WEIGHT CENTRIC SOCIETY THAT WE LIVE IN - AND HOW WE CAN BREAK OUR SELF HATRED. I KNOW THAT SOCIETY TEACHES US TO HATE OURSELVES, THAT BODY-SHAMING IS PART OF SYSTEMATIC OPPRESSION, BUT I CAN’T WAIT TO READ AN EXPERTS OPINION AND TO MAYBE EVEN FIND A LITTLE MORE LOVE FOR MYSELF. - J

YES, I AM TRYING A LOT TO LIVE A MORE SUSTAINABLE LIFE. AND AFTER A BIT OF RESERACH “THIS IS A GOOD GUIDE” BY MARIEKE EYSKOOT SEEMS LIKE ONE OF THE MOST KNOWLEDGEABLE BOOKS ON THE SUBJECT, WHERE YOU CAN FIND GREAT ALTERNATIVES FOR EVERYDAY NEEDS IN LITERALLY ANY FIELD. I ALREADY FEEL LIKE I KNOW A LOT ABOUT IT AND HAVE IT PRETTY WELL INTEGRATED INTO MY DAILY LIFE BUT I’M NOT A PRO – I’M JUST SOMEONE WHO IS VERY EXCITED TO GET BETTER. - J

“MIXED FEELINGS” BY NAOMI SHIMADA AND SARAH RAPHAEL IS COMING OUT SOON AND I CAN’T WAIT! I LOVE FOLLOWING NAOMI ON INSTAGRAM AND AS SOON AS SHE POSTED ABOUT IT I HAD TO PRE-ORDER. WE ALL KNOW THAT INSTAGRAM IS AFFECTING OUR MENTAL HEALTH SEVERELY AND I WANT TO EXPLORE THIS TOPIC A BIT MORE. IN TIMES WHERE INSTAGRAM HAS THE POWER TO CHANGE OUR MOOD, IT’S IMPORTANT TO SEE HOW WE CAN FIT IN (ESPECIALLY AS WOMEN) - OR NOT - AND THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT THEY’RE TALKING ABOUT IN THE BOOK. - J

I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO LEARN MORE ABOUT DIET CULTURE AS I THINK IT AFFECTS EVERYONE IN OUR DAILY LIVES. AND I’VE HEARD THAT “THE FUCK IT DIET” BY CAROLINE DOONER IS A GREAT ONE FOR THAT. IT’S ALL ABOUT INTUITIVE EATING AND HOW TO GET BACK A HEALTHY, EASYGOING RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOD. - J

YES, YES, AND YES! WE ALL NEED TO READ “ME AND WHITE SUPREMACY’ BY LAYLA F. SAAD, WHICH WAS PREVIOUSLY A WORKBOOK TO DOWNLOAD ON HER WEBSITE. AND NOW IT’S BEING RELEASED WITH EVEN MORE CONTENT. THE TITLE SAYS IT ALL: COMBAT RACISM, CHANGE THE WORLD, BECOME A GOOD ANCESTOR. WE MUST BECOME MORE AWARE OF OUR PRIVILEGES AND WE MUST STOP NOT SEEING THEM AND WE MUST PUT OUR UNDERSTANDING INTO ACTION. WE MUST UNDERSTAND THE WHITE SUPREMACY THAT IS ROOTED IN ALL WHITE PEOPLE AND LAYLA’S BOOK IS THE TOOL TO GET BETTER AND DO BETTER. SHE IS ONE OF THE GREATEST EDUCATORS OF OUR TIME. LAYLA IS UNAPOLOGETICALLY CONFRONTING ALL THESE ISSUES AND WE CAN LEARN SO MUCH FROM HER. IT’S DROPPING FEBUARY 2020, BUT WE ARE TEAM PRE-ORDER. - T

EVERYONE WHO HAS NEVER EXPERIENCED FAILURE IS A LIAR. REALIZING THAT FAILURE CAN BE A BLESSING IN DISGUISE OR MOST OF THTE TIME IS, I HAVE HIGH HOPES FOR “HOW TO FAIL'“ BY ELIZABETH DAY TO MAKE ME FEEL AND EXPERIENCE AND FULLY WELL, CELEBRATE MY FAILURES AS WELL INSTEAD OF BEATING MYSELF UP ABOUT IT. AND ELIZABETH DAY IS HOPEFULLY HELPING ME WITH THIS. SHE HAS A HUGELY POPULAR PODCAST HOW TO FAIL SO IF YOU ARE NOT GETTING THE BOOK - LISTEN THERE. - T

NO ONE IS PERFECT AND WE ARE ALL WANT TO GROW, LEARN AND EVOLVE CONSTANTLY. AT LEAST MY CIRCLE OF FRIENDS AND HERE AT TG ANYWAY. I CAME ACROSS DOLLY CHUGH, AN AWARD-WINNING SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGIST AT NYU. IN   “THE PERSON YOU MEAN TO BE”   SHE FOCUSES ON CONFRONTING DIFFICULT ISSUES LIKE SEXISM, RACISM, INEQUALITY, AND INJUSTICE. SHE BREAKS DOWN HOW TO STAND UP FOR YOUR VALUES AND FIGHT FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN. I CAN’T WAIT. - T

NO ONE IS PERFECT AND WE ARE ALL WANT TO GROW, LEARN AND EVOLVE CONSTANTLY. AT LEAST MY CIRCLE OF FRIENDS AND HERE AT TG ANYWAY. I CAME ACROSS DOLLY CHUGH, AN AWARD-WINNING SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGIST AT NYU. IN “THE PERSON YOU MEAN TO BE” SHE FOCUSES ON CONFRONTING DIFFICULT ISSUES LIKE SEXISM, RACISM, INEQUALITY, AND INJUSTICE. SHE BREAKS DOWN HOW TO STAND UP FOR YOUR VALUES AND FIGHT FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN. I CAN’T WAIT. - T

MELINDA GATES AND TORY BURCH AMONG OTHERS ONLY HAD PRAISE FOR “BE FEARLESS” BY JEAN CASE. SO I AM VERY INTRIGUED AND ORDERED IT FOR MY UPCOMING HOLIDAY. THE AUTHOR JEAN CASE IS THE FIRST FEMALE „CHAIRMAN“ OF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHICS AND IS A PHILANTHROPIST AND AN INVESTOR ALSO. SHE PROMISES 5 PRINCIPLES TO LIVE A BREAKTHROUGH LIFE. SHE EXPLAINS HOW TO TAKE THE BOLDEST CHOICES, TO RISK AND HOW TO LEARN FROM FAILURE. SIGN ME UP, PLEASE. WHAT I AM HOPING HERE? TO BECOME MORE BADASS AND CARE LESS. - T