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Traveling Light by Nisha Paul

51vHBwln8AL._SY346_When was the last time you reflected on your life? Traveling Light is a guided journey through this reflection process, allowing you to practice self-discovery and invest more in yourself.

While this is a book that is meant to help you in your road to self-discovery, Nisha takes us on her journey of the same. That’s what makes this such a useful book – you get to see the author’s path, which allows you a visual of what can happen to you if you follow in her footsteps, or take her advice, anyway.

The first lesson of the book is to question your life experiences. Question everything, really. I can attest to the fact that questioning things is the way we learn. When we’re children, we don’t fear to ask questions, no matter how strange they may seem. Questions lead to discovery, plain and simple.

Each chapter of this tome delves into something like the above – happiness, love, trust and influence, loss and displacement, and journeying onward. You don’t have to travel across the world to discover yourself – but it doesn’t hurt.

Ready to find the things that make you happy and content, and allow you to lose those feelings of loss? Give this book a read. You won’t regret it.

 

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Express Yourself: The One-Year Journal For Girls

51pIi2mp-QL._SX346_BO1,204,203,200_As a creative soul, I love looking at books about creativity – even when they’re for kids. Express Yourself is a one-year creativity journal that is geared toward girls or anyone that wants to embrace their feminine side (really). There really wasn’t anything in the book that couldn’t be loved by boys or transgender teens and pre-teens as well.

As a journal, it includes one week worth of entries across every couple of pages. It’s basically a journal, but it gives you prompts and inspiration galore. It’s not a journal so much about “creating” things. The creative part is in the writing (I’m a writer, so that’s the most creative pastime for me).

It’s a colorful and fun journal. Journaling takes just minutes a day to do, and it’s a great way to be able to look back at your life. With 5-lines for each day of the week, you won’t be writing a ton, but it’s a great way to remember some of the best things from that day or a great place to jot down your coolest ideas.

Each week includes a quote, like “Accept who you are, unless you’re a serial killer.” Ellen DeGeneres said that. It also includes prompts about your dreams, your crush, and more. One of my favorites is the page that has a fill in the blank for “I just can’t stop thinking about…” I can’t stop thinking about writing and creating!

If you have a teen or pre-teen in your life that has an affinity for words, this would be a great gift for them. It’s available on Amazon.

I received this book free from the publisher, and this is an honest and unbiased review.