How can it possibly be over two years since lovely Shelley Wilson featured on Linda’s Book Bag? Then I was reviewing one of Shelley’s children’s books, Meditation for Children in a post you’ll find here. Previously, Shelley ‘stayed in’ with me here. I’ve also interviewed Shelley here on the blog and she has explained here why she writes for the self-help market. Speaking of which, I have reviewed another of Shelley’s self-help books, Motivate Me: Weekly Guidance for Happiness and Wellbeing here too.
Today, thanks to Anne Cater at Random Things Tours I am reviewing another of Shelley’s books, Self-Help For The Helpless.
Self-Help for the Helpless is available for purchase here.
Self-Help for the Helpless
Bestselling self-help author and award-winning personal development blogger Shelley Wilson takes the fear out of self-help and makes it fun, helping you to make easy, positive changes to improve your life right now. Includes her 31-day self-help toolkit.
Have you ever felt helpless? Are you struggling to understand why you feel disconnected from your friends or family? Are you mystified by the words self-help, self-care, and personal development? Are you looking for answers but really have no idea where to begin?
In this beginner’s guide to personal development and understanding self-care, Shelley Wilson will show you how looking after your own needs can be a powerful tool for your mental, physical, and emotional health so you can begin making important changes today.
Discover what self-help means, how to become more self-aware, understand core values, and have fun mapping out what your best life looks like. Shelley includes tips, tools, and techniques and shares her 31-day self-help toolkit.
Be the person you deserve to be and join bestselling self-help author and award-winning personal development blogger Shelley Wilson on a journey of self-discovery.
My Review of Self-Help for the Helpless
A self help book!
Self-Help for the Helpless is a little cracker of a book because Shelley Wilson guides her readers to accept responsibility for their own health, success and well being whilst providing practical and accessible ways to change their lives for the better. It’s a no nonsense book that had me nodding in agreement and realising I CAN do something to improve my life the way I’d like. Shelley Wilson writes with such engagement and honesty about her own self-discovery that she is totally inspirational.
Self-Help for the Helpless is written in a conversational style the makes the reader feel as if a close friend is supporting them along their path to a happier and more fulfilled life. Little touches of humour are interspersed with honest and revealing aspects from the author’s own life so that Shelley Wilson really does practice what she advocates here, giving an authenticity to her advice that makes it all the more effective. I loved the references to ‘should’ because it felt as if Shelley Wilson had been listening in to many a conversation I’ve had and the ‘advice’ I’ve been given. Here Self-Help for the Helpless gave me permission to be myself and provided the practical tools I might need to achieve that balance.
In amongst the celebrity books about mental health or the plethora of self help manuals littering bookshops, Self-Help for the Helpless is a quiet, practical oasis of calm that I found motivating and inspiring.
Now, where’s that wretched internal parrot because I want a word with it!
About Shelley Wilson
Shelley Wilson is a multi-award-winning blogger and author. Her motivational and personal development blog has received numerous awards and was named a Top 10 UK Personal Development Blog. She is the author of How I Changed My Life in a Year!, How I Motivated Myself to Succeed, Motivate Me! An Oracle Guidebook, and Meditation for Children. Shelley divides her writing time between motivational non-fiction for adults and the fantasy worlds of her young adult fiction. She resides in Solihull, West Midlands, UK, where she lives with her three teenagers.
Find out more about Shelley on her author blog or via her personal development blog. You can also follow Shelley on Twitter @ShelleyWilson72 and find her on Facebook (or here on Facebook for YA writing) and Instagram.
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