A Keeper for Me ★★★★★
I love how the author has woven her story throughout the book which makes it so much more heartwarming. This book is packed with knowledge, ideas and tips to help those who can benefit from it (which is most of us!). The style makes it easy reading and there is much to choose from to put into practice that can only bring us into a place of greater health and well being, physically, emotionally and mentally. This book takes its place on my bookshelf to be kept and re-read.
NEW: Self Care for Givers and the Helping Professions
Do you struggle to prioritise self-care? Are you constantly giving too much of yourself to others? This book will give you the tools and confidence to put yourself first and make self-care a priority.
Self Care For Givers and the Helping Professions’ is a must-read book for any kind of givers, care givers, healers and empaths, as well as anyone who struggles with mental health or supports those who do.
This practical yet personal book explores why we don’t and how we can care for our Mind, Body and Spirit, taking the reader on a journey through common blocks and obstacles that so many of us have to self-care. From our thoughts about how selfish it feels to pay attention to ourselves and what we can do about that, to treating ourselves with compassion when we don’t manage to self-care as our conscience may be prodding us to! Self-care can be about removing that guilt and taking ownership, so that you do not feel you are always offering an empty cup.
“Many of you may relate to how grumpy and irritable we feel when we are tired and worn out, and burn-out is common in the helping profession, but not always recognised until it’s happened. It’s time for self-care to be normalised.
There are examples of my own difficulties of self-care through agoraphobia, social phobia, M.E. Unable to work for years, by adopting a holistic lifestyle, my story as a self-employed Holistic Therapist is different nowadays – but still a work in progress! This book discusses this voyage of discovery, with an emphasis throughout on helping you find what is right for you – we are all different.”
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Never a book more lived than this! ★★★★★
This book has been written and put together through Emma’s actual life journey. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book that feels more lived. For any kind of givers, care givers, healers, empaths this book is definitely one to have. Every single page made sense to me. And resonated one way or another with elements of my own life.
This has helped me to feel so much better about myself and my mental health through this pandemic I have been struggling for the last few months and starting to read this I have realised it’s ok to feel like I do and I can help myself. This points you in the directions that you can help yourself. I highly recommended this book.
A great reminder on how self-care is not a luxury but a must ★★★★
This book is a wonderful reminder of the many ways that we can integrate self-care into our daily lives and why it should not just be a luxury for that once a year holiday, but is a necessity to be well balanced, grounded and happy in our day to day life.
This book has an abundance of real-life examples from the author`s life as well as tips and ideas on how you can apply this to your own life and even if you do not succeed – how to be okay with that until you are ready to try again.
If you want to learn more about self-care or even if you are a pro at it – this is still a lovely book to pick up as it is easy to read and relatable.
You need this book! ★★★★★
Loved this book from start to finish! I particularly loved the sections on toxic guilt and setting boundaries which is something I struggle with. The chapters around mediation and mindfulness were so informative and inspired me to pick my daily mediation practise back up. Emma really uses a mixture of her own experiences and past with concrete and evidence based information to create a really inspiring and helpful book!