“Fit for Joy: The Healing Power of Being You” by Valeria Teles

Fit for Joy: The Healing Power of Being You

Fit for Joy: The Healing Power of Being You by Valeria Teles
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is about healing and health in a holistic pursuit: treating both body and mind. The book is broken into three main categories with a two-part conclusion and aims to inspire readers via a reflective journal approach from the author’s perspective of their own life. Each short reflection and small anecdote connect to the larger tapestry of what Valeria coins “the healing power of being you.” It’s an impressive work for the author given her traumatic past and is a testament to the power of what her book possesses.

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“Let’s Go on Safari!” by Kate Gilman Williams

Let's Go on Safari

Let’s Go on Safari by Kate Gilman Williams
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

There’s more that meets the cover with this book. First off, when individuals purchase the book, the proceeds go toward activism efforts such as the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, the Jane Goodall Institute, and the Global Wildlife Conservation, all with the aim of helping save endangered animals. It’s an appropriate action, too, given that this book is aimed to help turn readers toward advocacy.

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“3 Weird ‘Marketing Secrets’ Of Successful Authors On Amazon” by Shaun Hibbs

3 Weird 3 Weird “Marketing Secrets” Of Successful Authors On Amazon: How They Got To #1 by Shaun Hibbs
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In this book, Shaun teaches about marketing success with the reader’s book in an Amazon world. His marketing tips, which he calls secrets, aid the reader in learning how to sell what the audience will buy on the Amazon bookstore system (both ebooks and print books). I can’t really discuss the tips themselves since that would give away the purpose of reading the book, but Shaun does an excellent job connecting the dots and guiding the reader from the first sentence to a final manuscript (in terms of passive marketing).

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“The Joy of Recovery” by Michael McGee MD

The Joy of Recovery: The New 12-Step Guide to Recovery from AddictionThe Joy of Recovery: The New 12-Step Guide to Recovery from Addiction by Michael McGee MD
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If the title didn’t give it away, this book is about recovery from addiction. The author has designed this book to be a practical “how-to” guide to recovery. Using the focus of Being, Seeing, and Doing, McGee uses his clinical recovering process as the structure of this text: the 12 Touchstones of Recovery.

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