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The Power of Self-love and Books to Get You Started

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The Power of Self-love and Books to Get You Started

Self-love is underrated. Often associated with vanity and narcissistic behaviour, most people don’t love or value themselves enough. Yet it’s paramount to having a good quality of life and being fulfilled. It impacts the decisions and choices we make, the way we interact with others and the partner we choose. It’s not just about ‘loving yourself more’ or ‘finding love in a relationship’. It’s more than that. It’s about being true to your needs and fulfilling them. It’s about self-validation and self-respect and recognising when you need time and space for yourself and when you’re ready to share it with...

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My Favourite Book Therapy Quotes

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My Favourite Book Therapy Quotes

A collection of my favourite book therapy quotes over the past year — enjoy! Book Power A big hello and thank you for reading! Passionate about literature, psychology, life and mental health I launched Book Therapy as a form of non-conventional therapy using the power of literature. I create reading lists/book prescriptions based on your individual needs. Feel free to reach out to me at bijal@booktherapy.io or www.booktherapy.io. If you enjoyed reading this article, subscribe to the blog.

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The Therapeutic Power of Voice Journaling

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The Therapeutic Power of Voice Journaling

Photo by Daniel Cañibano on Unsplash The other day I spoke to a friend halfway across the world intimately discussing how torn I was feeling about living here in the San Francisco Bay Area versus living in London, my second home (my first home was Nairobi, Kenya). I loved living in London and pretty much thought I would spend the rest of my life there. Until my husband landed an amazing, hard-to-say-no international assignment here in the Bay Area. We were super excited when leaving London and super sad too to say goodbye to the place we loved, where friends and family where just...

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A Book Prescription for Happiness

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A Book Prescription for Happiness

Hi! We're Reklist and we’re ecstatic to be guest blogging for Book Therapy. Today we're bringing you 5 books on happiness. Reklist is a platform for making and receiving entertainment recommendations (books, movies, shows, podcasts, and music), keeping track of what you've read, watched and listened to. It's also the perfect place to discover new titles. Our 'Explore' page allows you to browse hundreds of recommendations. There's also a 'Newsfeed' where you can view, like and comment on your friends' activities, and a 'My Reklist' page where you can manage your recommendations. We created Reklist as we frequently found ourselves forgetting recommendations from friends and family...

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Three Fabulous Books for Two-Year-Olds

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Three Fabulous Books for Two-Year-Olds

Photo by Patrick Fore on Unsplash Over the last year, I’ve been observing my two-year-old daughter, Arianna, closely — especially when she’s reading, what lights up her eyes versus what she frisbees past my face in disapproval. In particular, I noticed her eyes glued to the following three types of books. 1. Animosaics. Arianna loves picture books but not just any picture book. She LOVES animosaics, specifically Surya Sajnani’s “Animosaics: Can You Find Me”. Vibrant colours splash across each page dedicated to different animal habitats — the jungle, the arctic, the ocean and more. Cleverly crafted, each habitat is illustrated with shapes geniusly hiding a...

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