Since it’s now 2023 when I’m posting this, let’s get straight into the reviews. Part I can be found here.
May :: You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero
I’d heard a lot about this book, and this author, as a ‘no nonsense’ self-help approach. As my word for 2022 is “Power” it seemed to be a sensible title to read as part of my exploration of my own sense of badassery. Overall, I enjoyed the read, and it did a good job of owning up to the “less scientific” parts and mixing them with the more proven steps to improving your life.
I enjoyed Jen’s story-telling tone, and found myself smiling amidst the sensible tips. As an overview of “hey, do you want more from life?” I feel it was successful in giving the message that we all have more control over our experience of life than we recognise.
There is a lot of repetition in it, but as my background is in Neuroscience, I can’t fault her for doing that when it’s something we know our brains are wired to process.
I will say that she clearly comes from a specific perspective which meant that some of the advice would be hard for ‘everyone’ to be able to follow. I feel there could have been a little more depth on the ‘how’ of some of her techniques, but as an accessible book to read, I feel it did the job it was trying to accomplish.
June :: Codependent No More by Melody Beattie
I had heard the phrase ‘codependent’ and looking back at my diary, I even used it previously, but 2021 was the year I recognised it in myself and began to work through it.
December :: The Single Most Powerful Technique For Extreme Fusion (ebook) by Russ Harris
Read this as part of my exploration into ACT and DNA-V for work. Fusion is not a term we used often and I did find the anchoring example useful as a single technique. The ebook had multiple typos considering its short length.
I ended the year with 6 books completed, so definitely not as high a number or as I’d like, but I did read some new genres which I am proud of myself for.