Book of the month: Climate Rebels by Ben Lerwill

Mar 31 2020

There is no need to explain how serious the coronavirus pandemic is. While the world has stopped and we are stuck indoor in self-isolation, from the safety of our homes, we watch as the air clears in China, as Venice’s canals shimmer an emerald green full of dolphins, as the plane-free blue skies are full of singing birds, as the ozone hole is repairing itself. As a society, we have been on a trajectory that was simply not sustainable. As humans have retreated, nature is flourishing. Mother nature has been crying out for help for some time and now is showing us that she can recover, when given the chance. A new non-fiction hardback, Climate Rebels, by Ben Lerwill, covers the personal journeys of those humans from around the world who have dedicated their lives to fight to save our planet. Climate Rebels is a beautifully illustrated collection of 25 inspiring true stories and London Mums have voted it book of the month for April 2020. 

From Greta Thunberg and David Attenborough, to lesser-known heroes such as turtle-protector Len Peters and the poacher patrollers The Black Mambas, these stories are proof that one person’s actions can grow into something big and powerful, that can help change the world.

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The best self-aid books for 2020

Jan 22 2020

Professional consultants to sort us out in life-changing times can cost a fortune and you cannot just go for one session. Although I have used life coaches and mentors in the past to guide me at crossroads at various moments of my life, I am also a great believer that we can help ourselves if we are strong-willed and confident that we can make a success of our life. I need to be the first person to believe in myself in order to succeed. I am at a crossroad now and I have used self-aid books to help me figure out what to do with my life. Here’s a selection of my favourite self-aid manuals, interesting reads that have made me approach things from a different perspective. I hope this post can help other people out there. 

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Book of the month: Goodbye Glossophobia – A guide to banish your fear of public speaking

Jan 12 2020

Public speaking advisor Esther Stanhope advises her audience on effective communication and how to succeed in your job in her thought-provoking self-help book, Goodbye Glossophobia – A guide to banish your fear of public speaking.

It is certain that everyone has had to speak in front of a group at some point in their life. Whether this is in front of ten or ten thousand people, it can be equally terrifying for everyone. I’m sure almost everyone has had a moment whilst on stage, you gaze out across the audience and become engulfed by the fact that hundreds of pairs of eyes are fixed on you. Overwhelmed, you then begin to stumble, your speech is ruined, and you’re humiliated. Stanhope’s polished information guide provides a clear insight into not only why we have such a fear of public speaking, but also what we can do to (as she puts it) ‘own’ our fears and transform into much more confident public speakers.

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