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BOOK OF THE WEEK by Linda Jennings – Good Vibes, Good Life: A Real-World Guide to Achieving a Greater Life, Vex King, 9781788171823 (HAY HOUSE), BD5.400 for Gulf Weekly Book Club members
This is a beautifully designed book full of inspiring quotes and tried-and-tested wisdom on using positivity to create a life you love and to help lower your stress levels.
Vex King is leading a revolution for the next generation of spiritual seekers. An online inspiration to hundreds of thousands of people, Vex is a role model for young people seeking a new way of living. Vex beat all the odds of an incredibly difficult childhood - his family were often homeless and he suffered racist abuse in a violent neighbourhood.
Despite these challenges, Vex went on to complete university and thrive in his career. His work brought him into contact with people who started asking him for life advice and he began sharing his ideas through social media. His positive and encouraging posts very quickly began to attract a highly engaged following who related to his messages and looked to Vex for guidance.
This book is a collection of his most popular wisdom. It is a guide to transforming negative emotions to positive ones, developing self-love, mind mastery, and goal setting, and finding a deeper purpose in life. On social media, Vex is asked the same questions over and over again; this book is the answer.
How have you become so positive and happy, especially after such a devastating upbringing - and how can I do the same? How do I transform negative emotions into positive ones? How can I truly love myself, and what does it mean? How should I handle negative people, especially my loved ones? Why aren’t my goals manifesting? Why doesn’t life always go to plan?
Good Vibes, Good Life shares deep spiritual knowledge in a way that’s easy to understand, while providing practical solutions.
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Goodbye, Things: On Minimalist Living, Fumio Sasaki, 9780141986388 (Penguin)
BD4.900 for Gulf Weekly Book Club members
There’s happiness in having less. If you are anything like how I used to be - miserable, constantly comparing yourself with others or just believing your life sucks - I think you should try saying goodbye to some of your things’
Fumio Sasaki is a writer in his thirties who lives in a tiny studio in Tokyo with three shirts, four pairs of trousers, four pairs of socks and not much else. A few years ago, he realised that owning so much stuff was weighing him down - so he started to get rid of it.
In this hit Japanese bestseller, Sasaki explores the philosophy behind minimalism and offers a set of straightforward rules - discard it if you haven’t used it in a year; be a borrower; find your uniform; keep photos of the things you love – that can help all of us lead simpler, happier, more fulfilled lives.
READ OF THE WEEK
Billionaire Boy, David Walliams, 9780007371082 (HARPER COLLINS)
BD3.400 for Gulf Weekly Book Club members
This is a hilarious, touching and extraordinary fable from David Walliams. It’s a number one bestseller and he is one of the fastest growing children’s authors across the globe.
Joe has a lot of reasons to be happy; about a billion of them, in fact.
You see, Joe’s rich. Really, really rich. Joe’s got his own bowling alley, his own cinema, even his own butler who is also an orangutan. He’s the wealthiest twelve-year-old in the land.
Yes, Joe has absolutely everything he could possibly want. But there’s just one thing he really needs: A friend. Some of the best things in life come free…