Here at the HBC we love books and we wanted to give our blogging community more recommendations for fantastic reads to inspire you. So we’ve teamed up with Shelf Help, a new online/offline book club and community dedicated to self-help and self-development and starting real conversations.
Each month founder Toni Jones, a wellbeing journalist and self-help geek, highlights a book that has changed her life for the better, sharing content on the Shelf Help Facebook and Instagram pages as well as holding IRL meetups and author events.
May Book of the Month : The Anxiety Solution: A Quieter Mind, A Calmer You by Chloe Brotheridge
Watch an introduction to the book with author Chloe here.
The Anxiety Solution is a simple and inspiring guide to reducing anxiety from former sufferer and qualified hypnotherapist Chloe Brotheridge. This book will help you understand why you feel anxious and equip you with techniques to help manage the symptoms and start living a happier, more confident life.
WHY I CHOSE THIS AS BOOK OF THE MONTH
At some level, anxiety seems to affect almost everyone I know, from my mum to my most ‘sorted’ friend. And while a touch of anxiety can be a good thing (it’s usually there to tell us something isn’t quite right) too much can leave us feeling physically and mentally stressed.
If anxiety is impacting your life this book is full of good news; mostly that anxiety is a learned behavior (not our default state) and so it can be UN learned. And it’s also full of easy-to-implement strategies to help you get back in control and back to living your best life.
WHO IS THIS BOOK FOR?
Author Chloe, who has suffered from anxiety since childhood, told HBC: “I wrote this book for women who struggle with the anxieties of modern life – from perfectionism to decision making to social media overwhelm.”
FAVOURITE QUOTE AND TAKE AWAYS
“Having a healthy level of self-respect is an essential component of a calm and happy life,” says Chloe in the book.
And the most important take away for her is: “For readers to learn that anxiety is a friend, not the enemy. It’s teaching you about what your needs are, whether that means making a change to your lifestyle, learning to love yourself or healing your past. Let anxiety in for a cup of tea and listen to what she has to say.”
You can find out more about Chloe and Calmer You (the book and her podcast) on her website.
Want to meet Chloe and Shelf Help founder Toni? They’ll be holding Meet The Author workshops during the lunch break at the Health Bloggers Community Summit in May 2018. Get your tickets here.
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Toni Jones is a writer, producer, detoxer, retoxer, meditator and cocktail shaker and founder of self-help book club and community Shelf Help.