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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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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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The Mindfulness Journal For Anxiety by Tanya J. Peterson

41ab-oLPH2L._SX355_BO1,204,203,200_The Mindfulness Journal For Anxiety is one of my new favorite journals, and it’s something I plan to start my new year with. I think we all have some form of anxiety, most people only mildly. In 2004 I was diagnosed with social anxiety and panic disorder. I still have panic attacks from time to time, but these days my anxiety is more generalized – random things cause it, not just social situations (which don’t bother me much at all these days).

Even though I feel like I have my anxiety mostly under control, I found this journal so useful and inspiring. I’ve only just started writing in it, after reading through it for this review, but I have felt such a connection with the space within these pages.

Put pen to paper and learn about what makes you feel anxious, get to know your anxiety, imagine what life would be like without anxiety, and learn how to use mindfulness and meditation to find peace and clarity of mind.

This journal will help you get in tune with your thoughts. It’s full of colorful images and motivational/uplifting quotes that will keep you inspired and writing.

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

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The Social Anxiety Workbook by David Shanley

 

51Fvj4I9CZLHave you been diagnosed with social anxiety? I was, about 13 years ago. It almost felt like a death sentence, even though it came with a prescription that was supposed to help me. The drugs made me numb, not social. Then I lost the dream job that kept me social, and it all went downhill from there. I wish I’d have had this book back then!

Since then I’ve learned to use mindfulness and other techniques to deal with my anxiety. I don’t need the drugs (but they do work for some people, so don’t use my story as an excuse to quit pills prescribed by your doctor). This book touches base on mindfulness techniques, which is why I believe it’s an excellent tool for those of you out there still fighting with your anxiety in social situations.

Aside from mindfulness, this book is a journaling tool to help you discover your triggers and learn to see things differently. Journaling is proven to help people in many ways, mentally and physically.

Each page offers important information and forces you to look at your life, your anxiety, and how you react to things. It’s an investment you need to make in order to deal with anxiety and find a social balance again.

This book was free from the publisher for this unbiased review.

 

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The Complete Guide To Modern Massage by Ryan Jay Hoyme

 

41XWnaQJGZLOnce upon a time, I wanted to be a massage therapist. Then I remembered that I am slightly germaphobic and don’t like touching people (especially strangers). However, as someone that suffers from back, shoulder, and neck pain, I like to pay my husband back for impromptu massages with the same. I requested to review The Complete Guide To Modern Massage in hopes that I could get better at helping him with back spasms he suffers from during the cold months.

Whether you want to use massage in the privacy of your own home or you’re considering it as a career, this step-by-step guide to the basics of massage should be on your bookshelf. It will give you the key massage techniques needed to start training ahead of the curve or to just help your spouse battle pain naturally. I love how detailed it is!

The sections travel down the body, starting from the head and working your way all the way down to the toes. There is also a special techniques section that takes you to types of massage from “around the world” – including Ayurvedic, Reiki, and Reflexology (some of my favorite techniques and topics).

This is a 5-star book on massage therapy, making both a great reference guide for pros and an excellent guide for beginners.

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