Life Changes to Make in 2019: 3 New Books

For making life changes in 2019, presented below are three brand new books by authors Jean Case, Jackson McKenzie, and Ruby Warrington on topics of goal achievement, healing from traumatic relationships, and reducing your possibly too-high intake of alcohol.

I. Be Fearless: 5 Principles for a Life of Breakthroughs and Purpose by Jean Case

From the publisher: “When National Geographic Chairman Jean Case set out to investigate the core qualities of great change makers, past and present, from inventors to revolutionaries, she found five surprising traits all had in common. They weren’t wealth, privilege, or even genius…”

So, what were they? Below are excerpts from Case’s website regarding the five traits:

  1. Make Big Bets & Make History: “…history-making transformation happens when people strive for revolutionary change.”
  2. Be Bold, Take Risks: “…Risk taking isn’t a blind leap, but a process of trial and error.”
  3. Make Failure Matter: “No one seeks out failure, but if you’re trying new things, the outcome is uncertain…”
  4. Reach Beyond Your Bubble: “…Great and original solutions come from engaging with people with diverse experiences to forge unexpected partnerships.”
  5. Let Urgency Conquer Fear: “Don’t overthink it…”

II. Whole Again: Healing Your Heart and Rediscovering Your True Self After Toxic Relationships and Emotional Abuse by Jackson McKenzie  

Jerold Kreisman, MD:

In Whole Again, Jackson MacKenzie lays open some of his own personal wounds to advise on how scars from past traumas can heal. He describes how development of a ‘protective self’ can provide acute, numbing relief from emotional pain, but at the expense of more enduring self-acceptance. MacKenzie addresses co-dependency, addiction, post-traumatic stress, and borderline, narcissistic, and other personality disorders, outlining pathways to achieve forgiveness and discharging shame. This book may help fill in the holes that can make you whole again.

III. Sober Curious: The Blissful Sleep, Greater Focus, Limitless Presence, and Deep Connection Awaiting Us All on the Other Side of Alcohol by Ruby Warrington  

States the publisher, “It’s the nagging question more and more of us are finding harder to ignore, whether we have a ‘problem’ with alcohol or not…”

In a related headline Cosmo declaresGetting Sober Curious Is the New Dry January. An excerpt from the article concludes with “all you have to do is start questioning and cutting back on your drinks, says Warrington”: “Instead of skipping booze ­altogether, sober-curious peeps question why they’re drinking in the first place and zone in on how it makes them feel…and that usually leads to ­cutting way back on their regularly scheduled sauce…”

Interested in making your own life changes this year? Click on the links for further info.

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