"We accept the love we think we deserve." — The Perks of Being a Wallflower
- Hazel Butterfield
- 30 October 2021
"You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view...Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it." —Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
Alcohol Reconsidered - Education for Moderation by Lesley Miller and Catherine Kell-Clarke
This book, Alcohol Reconsidered – Education for Moderation, enables you to re-evaluate your relationship with alcohol, enabling you to make positive, realistic and sustainable changes without asserting a notion of abstinence or being preachy. It is about being informed, Improving well-being and productivity by making positive changes. Addressing what is possibly going on and making a decision to alter her relationship with alcohol to better our attitude toward life and ourselves. Guilt, shame, tiredness, mood swings etc. are so prevalent in our daily lives and over consumption really does its part in contributing to this. I will happily and openly state that I know I drink more than I should, as im sure many of you listening now could say the same. I love drinking and the social aspects of it and have no intention of giving up, but I am keen to make tweaks to help maintain a better state of mental wellbeing.
My Child & Other Mistakes - Ellie Taylor
Poignant, funny, important and very real. Made even better consuming it via audible and read by Ellie herself in her unmistakable addictively witty tone. Ellie talks about motherhood in all its glory, realism, trials and subjectivity. What needs to change in society and until it does what we need to know and appreciate about the intricacies, ridiculousness, the joys and how it’s ok to be confused as hell.
The Sanatorium - Sarah Pearse
Everything that a good thriller is supposed to be. Suspense, lies, misguided truths, plot twists and family politics.
Going to the latest unique architecturally phenomenal retreat enriched with history and controversy is always incredible to experience. So long as you can leave when you want to. Preferably not in a body bag. Although, when faced with adverse and harrowing experiences, human nature tends to help us dig deep and surprise even ourselves.
The Beekeeper of Aleppo - Christy Lefteri
What a beautifully written story of such a harrowing fictional journey, yet based on experience of the author’s time working in refugee holding camps. Everyone should read this to help appreciate what refugees go through in search of safety. To encourage compassion, understanding of cultural differences and nuance. Such beautiful prose coupled with simplicity even while tackling the subject of seeking asylum and escaping unspeakable mindless violence.
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