WHAT is the first thing you pick up in the morning and the last thing you look at before bed?

If you are like me, you just sort of “check” it sometimes, for no reason at all, only to crawl out of your scroll hole hours later and wonder where the time has gone? Do you say you want to cut back on your screen time but can’t work out how to do it?  Don’t you just feel SURE you will miss the one thing you really need to know?

Thought so…..yasssss,  this book is for you! And don’t worry, you’re not alone, almost everyone is addicted to their mobile (even if they don’t admit to it!).  I am thinking support group here…..let me know if you are in.

It’s no one’s fault really – phones and apps are designed to be useful but addictive and they aren’t without are side effects on our abilities to focus, think deeply and form new memories. Author Catherine Price knows this, having been through her own “it’s-not-me-it’s-you” moment with her phone. In this book, she offers smart, practical advice delivered with a good dose of humor to break up – then make up – with your phone for a healthy, long-term relationship where you wear the pants.  Square those shoulders!

International journalist Amy Molloy spent a decade interviewing amazing people who’ve survived incredible challenges – from terrorist attacks, to natural disasters, breakups, breakdowns and the everyday events that can cause our lives to freeze.

A “serial survivor” herself, having made it through a childhood with obsessive tendencies, teenage years with anorexia and widowhood at 23, Molloy wanted to discover the secret formula that allowed some people to move forward with joy even after such trauma.

This insightful and honest book combines personal anecdotes with practical tools to help readers explore their memories, pinpoint their triggers and use their past empower them.


Have you read either of these books?  If so, please share your thoughts in the comment area below.  Would LOVE to know what you thought.

I just LOVE reading, don’t you?

xoxo, Rosanna
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