7 Keys to a journey of personal growth.

-If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose- — Charles Bukowski

Everyone deals with personal growth and happiness in different ways. Some individuals experience road blocks that have the greatest effect on the ability to create positive change. Others recognize the road blocks and obtain appropriate tools to help them move beyond inner confusion. Throughout my career as a professional motivational speaker in the field of Spiritual Psychology and Social Services, I have been able to help individuals to effectively deal with the challenges faced and identify their personal road blocks and apply seven keys to move forward toward their personal growth and happiness. Here are my seven keys:

Live Happier: It’s so important to acknowledge that we all need Love to keep stress at a minimum. Conscious loving releases endorphins in your brain and the simple act of forgiveness works as a natural anti-depressant.

Positive Attitude: Choosing forgiveness sets the heart free to embrace more loving. As much as our bodies need rest, so do our hearts. It’s important to take time to meditate to help with your life’s challenges.

Personal Goal Setting: What are you really called to do in this life time? Set goals that serve your highest purpose. Don’t just be good, you can be great!

Meditation Techniques: Sit quietly and listen to your mind. Then tell your mind to be quiet. Let you soul be the lead in the conversation. This will help give you calming and pleasurable feelings.

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Realizing Your Potential: One of the few industries that thrive is “fear”… There’s a reason for that. Fear calls people to action, but so does Love. Whether a new birth, a wedding or a goal achieved … loving generates more love. I recommend aligning your goals with what is true to your heart! Uplifting events will occur naturally.

Developing Healthier Thoughts: Science has proven the conscious loving releases positive endorphins. Think about how you can love more each day.

Trust Love: Get in the conversation. Ask questions. Seek answers. Find the next level on your path to creating move love in your life.

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The release of my new audio book “The ABC’s Of Loving Each Day: A Journey to Personal Growth and Happiness” is an expert guide to help gain a better perspective on life. To listen to this audio book, visit online at www.soundcloud.com/dr-see-love/sets/the-abcs-of-loving-each-day. For more information please call 424-226-8772 or email me at connect@drseelove.com or visit my website at www.DrSeeLove.com

Top Ten Bookworm Delights

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HEEELLLLLLLLO READERS, it’s Tuesday and I really despise Tuesday’s – not as much as Wednesday’s but near enough. No idea why, they just, kinda, suck. Anyway – it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday post, inspired by the lovely ladies at The Broke and The Bookish. Today’s topic is Top Ten Bookworm Delights

FInding a new author and devouring everything they’ve written. 

This might be a little bit specific but recently I read a book by Mark Billingham called Buried and it really upset me – like ALOT. Anyway, I spoke to my sister who suggested the author and she said ‘Don’t read Buried,’ Read Blood Line and OMG IT WAS FANTASTIC. Now I’m in the process of reading all his other books and so far pretty goddamn great. #WINNERWINNERCHICKENDINNER

FINdING THE BEST SECOND HAND BOOKSTORE.

Recently, T moved to London and it was really sad, but one amazing thing is he discovered a store called Skoob Books (Books backwards if you missed that – like me and T.) Anyway, it’s a fantastic book-store and we’ve found some fantastic books for amazing prices. It’s a store with just EVERY TYPE OF GENRE and it’s great. Although now I want to go every time I go to London. OOPSIE.

Someone Adoring a book you recommended.

Being a BIG READER, I get asked a lot for book recommendations – the thing is we all have different ideas about books and how we feel about them, and so it can be really difficult to recommend something they will love. Making a recommendation and hearing that somebody loves it, is such a special bookish moment.

Always knowing that any important celebration you’ll RECEIVE a book to two (or three.)

I mean, always getting books is pretty great? No?

Finding a new favourite book. 

I get asked a lot about my favourite books and I just don’t have one – I do have five or six though, that are my ‘Top Ten?’ and when I can add one, which is very very rare it makes me very happy. Currently, the newest book to be added was, The End of Your Life Book Club and it was beautiful and fantastic and I just ADORED it.

Knowing you can escape wherever you are.

I know this is maybe a silly one, but I love that fact that I’ve always got something to do, and something to read, and something to talk about. I carry at least one book EVERYWHERE, and I love when a friend is a little late, or the train is a little delayed, or someone cancels (not all the time) but taking a bit of time in the day to just relax and de-stress.

Finding an amazing book that no-one knows about

It doesn’t happen to often but when you find THAT BOOK, and it’s self-published and it’s fantastic and you just get to SHOUT ABOUT IT FROM THE HIGH-HEAVENS. That feeling is just, everything.

Finding a new (more beautiful) cover of a book you already have

This is both the best and most annoying thing EVER. I love finding more covers of books and if they’re more wonderful I do have to buy them but it’s that feeling of – omg this is more wonderful cover of book everrrrr. Actually generally good covers are pretty awesome.

Reading whilst it’s raining outside with snacks and a beverage 

If you’re a reader – you’ll just get this one.

Just reading. Reading is the best.

I just love reading – it’s brilliant, and awesome and just everything. #Reader4EVA.

So there we go, ten top things about being a reader- I wonder whether a topic about bad things about being a reader will be a topic soon. Anyway, do you agree with me? Do you have any additions? Things you disagree with? Let me know and have a great Tuesday!

 

The Spring Book Tag

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Hellllllo,  so it’s SPRING and that meant, the Spring Tag seemed like a pretty good idea. I found this tag whilst I was trawling  the blog, The Reader and  The Chef  and it seemed the perfect tag for today, so without further delay, the tag.
1. What’s your Spring TBR?

This book is definitely sat waiting to be read this Spring – if someone fancies buying it for me, that would be great. Thanks m8s.

2. If someone asked you for a Spring release recommendation, what book would it be?

I think maybe  The Pier Falls by Mark Haddon (ie author of  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) Apparently;

It might not come as a surprise that his new book is a departure: a collection of short stories. An expedition to Mars goes wrong, a seaside pier collapses, a woman is marooned on an island, two boys find a gun in a shoebox. The stories are billed as “searingly imaginative and emotionally taut.” (Claire) 

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3. Which two books are you eagerly awaiting that releases within the next two months?

Imagine me Gone by Adam Haslett. 

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Haslett returns to the territory of mental illness, in his third book; Margaret marries John, after learning of his serious struggle with depression, and later their eldest son, Michael, battles with despair as well. Described as Luminous with love I can’t wait to read this.
Rich and Pretty by Rumaan Alam
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Sarah is the rich one and Lauren is the pretty one. They first met 20 years ago at a tony private school in Manhattan and became inseparable through high school, college, first jobs, and first loves. But now, all grown up and living very different New York lives, they have to navigate the tricky ways that the closest of friendships evolve, erode, and endure. – Sounds amazing.

4. Which character would make a great Easter bunny?

Hmmmm, Tom Thorne from the Mark Billingham novels – he would HATE it and it would be AMAZING.

5. What book makes you think of Spring?

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett always reminds me of Spring. I love this book so much, and everyone should read it!

6. Name a cover with flowers on it.
You Are Not Here by Samantha Schutz – this book just looks beautiful and I would love to read it thisssss this Spring! One to look up and immediately add to your TBR.

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7. Which two characters would you want to go on an Easter egg hunt with?

Hmmmmm, Mildred Hubble from The Worst Witch annnnnd Hiccup from the How to Train Your Dragon.

8. What is your favorite bookish spring activity to do?
Reading in the sunshine!

9. Which book did you enjoy that had a Springish cover?

I don’t know why, this book just reminds me of Spring and I goddamn love it.

10. What is your favorite contemporary author?

Oh, you know better than to ask that.

Sooooo there we go, The Spring Book Tag is COMPLETED. I now tag anyone that likes Malteasers? (or who just want to the tag!) Have a wonderful Friyaaaay all!

Ten Books That Will Make You Laugh (or at least chuckle)

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Heeeeellllo readers, hope you’re well! It’s time to spread a little bookish cheer on mylittlebookblog so today I’m talking about books that will make you giggle a little. All of these books are ones over the year that have made me smile. made me want to share them with friends and family. So, my readerish friends I’m sharing them with you. Hope you enjoy.

Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding

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If you’ve seen the film and have been tempted to get hold of the book – JUST DO IT. It’s just as funny as the film and it’s a really good, feel-good, slightly downtrodden hilarious book about life and living as a thirty-something woman. Banging.

(^ my life.)

HOW TO BUILD A GIRL BY CAITLIN MORAN

Talk about this all the time. You know how much I love this book, you know how much I adore Caitlin Moran and how fantastic she is. I NEED TO GET MY HANDS ON HER NEW BOOK Moranifesto because I know it’s going to be bladdy awesome.

I FEEL BAD ABOUT MY NECK: AND OTHER THOUGHTS ON BEING A WOMAN BOOK BY NORA EPHRON

Maybe no so funny, but one of those read and nod your head to. This book is full of wonderful stories and really thoughtful but funny stories. So special.

I LIE FOR MONEY BY STEVE SPILL

A book I read forever ago but one I feel like I haven’t reallllly spoken about. This is a book that follows the life of magician Steve Spill. The stories are really funny but in my review I struggled with reading huge chunks of the book, it’s not one to read in two days kind of thing but it is a good read.

MURDER, MYSTERY AND DATING MAYHEM BY DENA HAGGERTY

Allll the books I’ve read by this author have been fantastic – they’re not the most intelligent of books but they are SO MUCH FUN, and have so many jokes and quips. If you need something fun to read that isn’t to difficult to read, or too heavy this is definitely for you.

CAMPERVAN KAMA SUTRA BY JOHN PERRIER

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This is a rip-rolling adventure holiday – it is a greaaat book full of fun adventures and the difficulties of having sex in a camper-van. Again, like the Steve Spill it’s a little difficult to read all in one go, but it’s quite good fun.

WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE by MARIA SEMPLE

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This book is hilar, and although it’s got problems it’s definitely a funny read. It follows Bernadette who decides to run off from her family and basically cause chaos. It’s not a funny book but it’s got a lot of puns, some jokes, a lot of outrageous behavior. It’s a big crazy mess.

GEORGE’S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE: ROALD DAHL

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THIS BOOK. Everyone’s read it right?

DOES THIS BABY MAKE ME LOOK STRAIGHT? BY DAN BUCATINSKY

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I NEVER see this book reviewed on book review blogs but this is a fantastic book. Full of funny family stories and things said by small children the struggles of parenting and get through day to day life. I listened to this as an audio book and physically laughed out loud in the silent section of library that’s how funny it is. Go and read it – it’s fantastic.

AGE, SEX, LOCATION BY MELISSA PIMENTAL

Finnnnnal book for you today; I always try to get ten but I was struggling a little towards the end;. this book is a dating style book with lots of dating profiles, silly stories and just a lot of dating disasters. Well written with a strong female protagonist and a great read!

So there we go; ten feel-good, kinda funny books. If you have any suggestions for really funny books please leave them below. Hope you enjoyed and see you Thursday!!