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This Year I Will… by Tiffany Louise

41G9jnllpRL._SX351_BO1,204,203,200_This Year I Will… have so many journals to write in that I just can’t keep track of them all. But that’s OK.

This Year I Will… is another favorite journal I came across recently. I am still writing in it, as the year has not gone by yet. In fact, I’m not even to the part of the book that is broken up into the 52-week increments.

I first portion of this journal is meant to help you understand your goals and desires.

I loved this section because it made me take a look at the things I care about and the things I want in life, and how those things work with or against each other.

These “lessons” will help prepare you for the 52-weeks of goals and writing about your highs and lows for each week. I am excited to get to this part of the journal, but I still have a little ways to go on the preparation parts. This journal will take me through the rest of the year and into next year, and I can’t wait for this adventure!

I hope that this journal not only helps me achieve my goals, but I also think it will assist in seeing even my failures as part of the road to success.

 

This book was free from the publisher. My unbiased review is for your pleasure!

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Getting To Good: A Guided Journal by Elena Welsh

51BysSCJL1L._SX351_BO1,204,203,200_I am obsessed with journals this year, and Getting To Good is at the top of my favorites list. Why am I so into journals this year? I’ve tried the diary thing, and I also tossed them after a couple of years, not wanting to look back at the past. Guided journals, however, give you direction and they push you to be more positive. Oh, I’m journaling without the guides as well, but each journal I have has a specific duty.

Getting To Good forces you to focus on the things that make you happy. It contains entries like “What type of friend do you want to be?” and “List what fuels you” with specific areas to think about.

This book will do more than make you focus on positivity, it will fuel your fire to be a better person, chase your dreams, and even treat yourself better.

I definitely recommend this book if you’re trying to better your life and be a happier person.

 

 

I got this book for free from the publisher for this unbiased review.

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Stop Wasting Time by Garland Coulson

 

41+zJRGoHYL._SX355_BO1,204,203,200_I procrastinated in writing reviews for a stack of books I’ve read since January. This book, subtitled “End Procrastination in 5 weeks with Proven Productivity Techniques,” is one of those books. It’s a great book with some excellent tips, but I’m better at procrastinating than I am learning not to procrastinate.

Let me add, I’m not saying this book doesn’t work. It will work if you want it to. My type of procrastinating is creative, functional, and productive… so I kind of enjoy it. Some of the creative things I come up with when I am procrastinating turn into my best projects and ideas. Why would I give that up? But, if you really want to quit procrastinating, this book will help you (if you let it).

Stop Wasting Time contains lessons on how to stop avoiding the things you need to get done, how to take control of your email and your social media, and how to deal with other people that may be adding to your need to procrastinate. It’s an easy-to-read book with exercises and takeaways that push you right into learning and getting the job done!

 

This was a free book from the publisher, and this review is unbiased!

 

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The Healing Power Of Herbs by Tina Sams

41sAS4igiSL._SX404_BO1,204,203,200_Whether you’re new to herbal healing or you’re looking for some new recipes to try out when it comes to herbal medicine, The Healing Power Of Herbs offers some good information to get you on a healthier life path.

Within the pages of this book, you’ll learn the basic uses of 30 common herbs that you can grow right in your own home or backyard. Along with the information on the herbs, the author also shares some of her tried and true recipes that will assist you in healing what ails you.

What I loved most about this book is the way it is put together. Each section focuses on one herb (in alphabetical order). The recipes for each herb are right there with the basic information on it. It’s easier to find the recipe you’re looking for this way, instead of having them all thrown together after you read about each individual herb. And, if you find yourself unable to pinpoint an herb or recipe you were looking for, there is a remedy index and an ailment index.

 

This book was free from the publisher. This is an unbiased review.

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My Life Surrounded By Paranormal Activity by Elida Y. Garcia-DeHaan

 

41GnMTLAtiL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Whether or not you believe in the paranormal, Elida has a story for you that just might convince you that demons and ghosts are real. The stories in this short little book, My Life Surrounded By Paranormal Activity, will open your mind.

The book begins with a background on Elida’s religious upbringing, or maybe experimentation. She doesn’t explain why she went to so many different denominations of churches, but I admire her interest in learning about religions outside of Christianity and being open-minded to something more.

The following chapters delve into a family curse, using the Ouija board incorrectly, hauntings, astral projection, and omens.

Parts of the story reminded me of my own paranormal experiences. Some of the author’s tales opened my mind up even more – and I thought I already knew all there was to know about paranormal experiences.

 

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The 5-Minute Mindfulness Journal by Noah Rasheta

 

71QpzXq101LMindfulness, meditation, yoga, exercise, and healthy eating are things I try to integrate into my life as often as possible. I found that this little journal is helping me with a couple of those things.

The 5-Minute Mindfulness Journal not only helps me be more mindful, but it has allowed me a chance to meditate on things that I may not have thought to focus on before.

This journal works to help you learn to slow down and put a focus on the now, on the things that you are doing when you’re doing them. It teaches us to listen to the voice in our head (our inner narrator), as well as when NOT to listen to the voices (negative self-talk).

Not only is this little journal all about YOU, and accepting yourself, but it is a lesson in being kind and accepting of others as well.

This journal has become one of my go-to “diaries” when I need some quiet time of reflection and thought. I highly recommend it.

I received this book for free from the publisher for this unbiased review.

 

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The Secret Joy of Hygge by Alexandra Amarotico

*Note to my readers – Thanks for allowing me the month of January off. It’s been a crazy year so far, but I am going to get back to catching up on this giant stack of books (although I cannot actually “stack” the ebooks). I hope you enjoy my reviews!

1200x630bbThe Secret Joy of Hygge is the story and anecdotes of one person experience Hygge for themselves. Alexandra Amarotico was a foreign exchange student who got the opportunity to spend some time living in Denmark in her teens. This book is the culmination of her experience with Hygge, explained in a way that will help readers find joy in this… way of life… too.

What I liked about the book – It has the basics. The glossary of terms at the beginning was my favorite part. Don’t worry if you have no idea how to pronounce Hygge properly, this book will teach you.

What I really thought – While this is a well-written book, I didn’t feel like I learned all that much from it. However, if you’re spending your life running around like a chicken with its head cut off, you could use this book. The reason it didn’t work for me is that I apparently already have plenty of Hygge in my life. Yes, there’s room for joyous improvement, but as someone that does what they love for a living, at home, in a happy relationship, who has learned how to dispose of the negative – this book just wasn’t something I’d need to read again.

5 stars for the beginner in the world of Hygge, 3 stars for the pro.

I received this book for free from the publisher for review purposes.