The Book Of Hope by Jane Goodall and Douglas Abrams

Jane Goodall is an naturalist and primatologist whose work revolutionised how we understand animal intelligence. From her work with chimpanzees and other animals in Gombe, Tanzania, she came to understand the impact that people had on ecology and so she also became an activist as well. She's now in her 80's and speaks regularly about …

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Poe For Your Problems by Catherine Baab-Muguira

"Uncommon Advice from History's Least Likely Self-Help Guru." I was in my early teens when I first read Poe, which seems to be about the average time to start reading him. My copy of his stories had beautiful illustrations by Arthur Rackham, if I remember correctly, and I loved his dark stories of madness, horror …

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The Miracle Collectors by Joan Luise Hill and Katie Mahon

According to this book, 80% of Americans believe in miracles. Talking publicly about that belief, however, is another thing. The authors of this book, along with Mary Beth Phillips who was their co-author on their previous book, The Miracle Chase, are three close friends who met through their kids. They each had a Catholic background, …

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Spring Clean Your Life: I’m Sick Of This Shit by Tricia Sitemere.

When Tricia reached out to me about her book, she came across as warm, smart and funny. I felt like I knew her, immediately, somehow. (Probably because she loves red lipstick like I do!) I said, "OK, what's this book?" She said "It's called 'I'm Sick Of This Shit'". I thought that was hilarious. I …

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Should You Celebrate When You Don’t Feel Like Celebrating?

This week, a close friend of mine had a birthday. They hate to celebrate their birthday, which I've always felt sad about. But it's not for the reasons that you might think. When they were growing up, birthdays were kind of a challenging time rather than a fun celebration of their life. This friend of …

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New Year, New You? Try Gratitude Journaling.

I felt really awkward when I started my Gratitude Journal. They're kind of a big thing right now. You can use them in different ways, but they work on the essential idea that grateful people are happier, live longer, have less health problems, all that kind of thing. They're basically great for your mental health …

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How To Quit People Pleasing and Change Your Life with Dr Ilene Cohen PhD

Do you find yourself taking on other people's problems or fix them? Do you find that tension and confrontation makes you immediately feel uncomfortable? Do you sometimes have trouble saying no? Then you might be one of the millions of people whose lives are controlled by their people pleasing behaviour. Dr Ilene Cohen PhD is …

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