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Breathwork By Valerie Moselle

41ESq-O5iAL._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_CalmiGo is my go-to when I need to focus my breathing. CalmiGo is a handheld device that helps you take even breaths so that you can find calm (hence the name). I love it, but I also love learning more about how breathing helps with health and wellness, both physically and mentally.

Because I know the many health benefits of breathwork, I was happy to get a free copy of ‘Breathwork: A 3-Week Breathing Program‘ from the publisher. I was mesmerized from the moment I opened the book.

I like that the book is broken down into weekly lessons, and it’s about more than just breathing. There are body positions which help with breathing and relaxation.

From the typical yoga “breath of fire” to basic 3-minute baseline breathing, you will learn breaths to help you deal with anything life throws your way.

Not only do I recommend this book if you want more calm in your life, I highly suggest checking out CalmiGo for relaxed breathing on-the-go.

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Empath Empowerment In 30 Days

51rU3awSmhLI’m an empath. Baby, I was born this way. It’s not easy. Rose Rosetree knows the struggles of the empath, and that is what empowered her to write a book to help those of us who may still be struggling with our gift of empathy.

Empath Empowerment in 30 Days‘ is a guide that will take you deep into the mind of the empath. It touches base on narcissism, something you should know a little something about if you’re an empath.

Learn about your emotional intelligence. Learn how to protect yourself. Learn how to know when you’re clogged.

This is an impressive learning guide. I applaud Rosetree for sharing her knowledge and lessons with readers. There’s a lot of information in this 200+ page book. I recommend taking the entire month to get through it so that you’ll get the most out of the lessons and have a chance to hold onto all that you learn.

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How To Be Nice To Yourself

41tIjsL8PtL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Are you being nice to yourself? Think about it. You probably compliment the people in your life, but when was the last time you gave yourself a compliment? When was the last time you took some time out for self-care? ‘How To Be Nice To Yourself‘ is a book to help remind you to be nicer to you.

The tips within this book will help you deal with your inner critic. It will teach you to talk nicer to yourself, even in your head. You’ll learn to take a moment now and then to look within.

I like that this book offers an excellent and easy-to-follow guide to getting in control of your thoughts and how you see yourself. It’s like a self-love coach in a book.

Thank you to the publisher for this free review copy!

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Time Management in 20 Minutes a Day by Holly Reisem Hanna

51ufw2yKuvL._SY346_As a self-employed freelance writer and craft business owner, with a husband and 2 pets (and a life), time management is extremely important to me. I am always happy when I “find” help. For the moment, help is coming from Time Management in 20 Minutes a Day.

What I like about this book is the breakdown of categories – It’s easy to read and easy to follow the tips the author is sharing with us readers. From cleaning out your inbox to not forgetting the importance of yourself, this book will help you meet your goals and not get burned out.

My favorite chapter is the one on goal setting – something I’ve always had a passion for (and would get nothing done without).

Whether you’re an entrepreneur with a few irons in the fire or you’re a nine to fiver with a side hustle and a family, this book will be an asset.

 

I go this book for free from the publisher.

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The Usurper King by Zeb Haradon

51nfZRINqmLWhat if Ted Bundy was never caught? What if he stopped killing people and set his mind on his budding political career. If you’re unfamiliar with Ted Bundy’s interest in politics, I suggest you do a little research on this monster of a man. He was an interesting character and could have done some amazing things in real life if he had not had a taste for killing young ladies.

In Zeb Haradon’s book ‘The Usurper King‘ we’re taken into an alternate universe where Bundy wasn’t caught and wasn’t fried in the electric chair.

In the book, Bundy runs for the 2016 presidency. My opinion (and this is my blog, so I’m allowed) is that he’d be better than the one we have now.

Anyway, there are some freakish things in the book, like predicting the future with animal entrail reading (I do lots of divination, but I’ll pass on this one). As gruesome as it is, a guy with a biological virus starts seeing things in the animal entrails that tell him about Bundy’s past… his murderous history. The guy, Jim, works with another person to stop Bundy from becoming anymore powerful.

I found this story extremely intriguing, especially since Bundy is my favorite serial killer (say what you will about that statement… it’s healthy to study the things that make bad people bad and to find interesting things about them which make you see them as a little more than the monster they were).

If you like stories about alternate universes which borderline ours in who’s there, but not in what is happening, you’ll dig this book. Thing “Fringe” meets “Aquarius.”

 

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The Codependency Recovery Plan by Krystal Mazzola

419VFjdqK5L._SY346_Codependency is common, more common than you’d like to admit. However, it’s not a healthy thing to live with. When you depend on someone else for your emotion livelihood, you’re going to get hurt. So, how do you stop the cycle of attachment?

Without going into the 5-steps in this guide (you need to buy it and read it to get that information), this book teaches you how to better communicate, which is the key to setting boundaries. Boundaries will keep you from being a people pleaser and they’ll help you learn to understand your own worth.

This book is a literal step-by-step guide to helping you understand exactly what codependency is and how to break free from your own cycle of codependency.

 

I received this book for free from the publisher.

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Crystals for Beginners by Karen Frazier

51o8JEGCYtL._SX351_BO1,204,203,200_I am no “beginner” when it comes to using crystals for healing. I am also one of those wonderful people who believe you can never have too many crystals, nor too many crystal books. Crystals for Beginners is a welcome addition to my collection.

Not a comprehensive guide to crystals and their attributes like the many volumes of The Crystal Bible, Crystals for Beginners is an introduction to using crystals which looks at some of the most commonly used stones you’ll find in people’s collection.

With vivid colors, this book is pleasing to the eyes. From keeping your crystals cleansed and charged to using crystal grids, the basics are covered. There is a section on colors, helping you understand how crystal color works with healing and magic workings.

The ‘Crystal prescriptions’ section is what really makes this book stand out, and is the reason it’s staying in my collection. This section breaks down your issue (stress, abuse, illness) and gives you a mantra, meditation tips, and/or a crystal grid to help you use your healing crystals to their full advantage.

Beginner or not, I highly recommend this book!

I got it for free from the publisher, but this review contains my honest feelings.