I have a book in my hand!

I’ve now read a further three books this week in my #100booksin2018 challenge.

I’m trying to cram in as many books as possible before the end of the year, as you can probably tell!

This week I read:

18. Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway – Susan Jeffers
19. You Can Be An Optimist – Lucy MacDonald
20. The Hormone Cure – Sara Gottfried MD

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Feel the Fear & Do It Anyway

What are you afraid of? Public speaking; asserting yourself; making decisions; being alone; intimacy; changing jobs; interviews; going back to school; ageing; ill health; driving; dating; ending a relationship; losing a loved one; becoming a parent; leaving home, failure, believing in yourself…

Internationally renowned author Susan Jeffers has helped millions of people overcome their fears and heal the pain in their lives with her simple but profound advice. Whatever your anxieties, Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway® will give you the insight and tools to vastly improve your ability to handle any given situation.

You will learn to live your life the way you want – so you can move from a place of pain, paralysis, depression and indecision to one of power, energy, enthusiasm and action.

An empowering and life-affirming book, Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway will help you triumph over your fears and move forward with your life.

My Review of “Feel the Fear & Do It Anyway”

This is one of those books that has been on my radar for years. EVERYONE seemed to have read it or known someone who has. And now I have read it. I liked it. As a qualified life coach, I find it hard to read anything new in self-help books. It’s already been covered, one way or another, in my training – so whilst this book didn’t yield any aha moments it was good to have a refresher and remind my self of tricks and tips for feeling confident and getting stuff done. If you;re new to this sort of thing I’d highly recommend it. Score: 8/10

You Can Be An Optimist

Optimistic thinking is a skill that anyone can learn. In this easy-to-use book, Lucy MacDonald shows you how to harness the power of optimism to help you create a more positive, upbeat attitude to life.

This book contains 20 specially devised exercises such as journaling, visualization, affirmations and simple physical exercises. With its foundations in scientific principals of cognitive behaviour, this book will help you to plug into the power of optimism, improve your health and create happiness for yourself and those around you.

My Review of “You Can Be An Optimist”

What I loved about this book is that it was mostly exercised-based. So I wasn’t just reading, I was doing too and that makes thing “stick” in a much better way. Being a believer in the Law of Attraction means that I would pretty much describe myself as an optimist already -w hay would anyone want to be pessimistic? To save themselves from hurt and rejection? In that case I’d recommend Susan Jeffers’ book above!  Score: 9/10

The Hormone Cure

The New York Times bestselling guide to hormone balance that helps women of all ages achieve increased energy, resilience, vitality, and sensuality through science-based natural therapies.

All too often women are told that feeling moody, asexual, tapped out, dried up, stressed out, and sleep deprived is just a part of being female. Or they’re led to believe that the answer can be found only at the bottom of a bottle of prescription pills. Dr. Sara Gottfried, a Harvard-educated physician and nationally recognized, board-certified gynecologist, refuses to accept that being a woman means feeling overwhelmed or that popping pills is the new normal.

In The Hormone Cure, she shares the unique hormone-balancing program that she has used to help thousands of women reclaim wellness, verve, and optimal health.

Combining natural therapies with rigorous scientific testing and using an informative questionnaire to identify the common causes of hormonal imbalance, Dr. Gottfried provides an individualized plan in nonjudgmental and thoughtful language.

Based on ten years’ study of cutting-edge medical research as a specialist in functional and integrative therapies, Dr. Gottfried’s three-tiered treatment strategy includes:
  • Supplements and targeted lifestyle changes that address underlying deficiencies
  • Herbal therapies that restore balance and optimize your body’s natural function
  • Bioidentical hormones–most available without a prescription

The Hormone Cure is a groundbreaking book that demonstrates how balancing your hormones can cure underlying health issues and result in restored sleep, greater energy, improved mood, easy weight loss, increased productivity, and many more benefits. Dr. Sara Gottfried’s The Hormone Cure will transform your life.

My Review of “The Hormone Cure”

I bought this book a few years ago when I was having a few health issues – the same issues that led to my writing the “I’m fucked – Happy Thanksgiving” email.

I loved the questionnaire in the book to help pin point your main issues and therefore “diagnose” what was actually going on hormone-wise. Heavily referenced and highly researched, some may find it heavy going but this book is great for cutting through all the anecdotal evidence that floods the internet. Stop consulting Dr Google and pick up Dr Gottfried! Score: 10/10