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101 Tips To Lighten Your Burden

Jennifer Bonn
Loving Healing Press (2021)
ISBN: 978-1615996094
Reviewed by Diana Coyle for Reader Views 5/2022

In “101 Tips To Lighten Your Burden,” Jennifer Bonn enlightens her readers with plenty of tips, 101 to be exact, in helping us try to deal with the obstacles we are facing and burdens we may be carrying on our shoulders throughout our life journey. She sets out to help her readers discover new coping techniques to help make their difficulties more manageable. In supplying these tips, she also has reassured us that we are not alone in our journey. Just to know that others may be going through similar situations is comforting.

One of her points that really resonated is, “Believe You Can.” The author explains that although many people would rather avoid trying something new and failing at it, it is a necessity in life for us to step out of our comfort zones from time to time in order to change and grow as individuals. In doing so, we start projecting positivity in our thoughts, and it strengthens us as a whole and helps us continue to grow and move forward past our obstacles. One small step leads to the next transformational step.

Another point I love is, “Do Not Allow Anyone to Limit You.” In a nutshell, if anyone tells you that you can’t pursue your dreams or go after a career you always wanted, then work at proving them wrong. If you don’t have supportive people surrounding you, then find people who will support you and watch out for you while you work toward your dream. Don’t ever let anyone sabotage your hopes, dreams, and desires.

“Dare to be Different” is yet another one I love because as the author wrote, if we were to all be the same, we would just be carbon copies to each other. How boring would that be if we were all the same? Being different is how we all learn and grow in our environment. Instead of wanting the same hairstyle or clothes etc. dare to be different—in positive ways, of course.

One of my favorites is: “Music is a Healer.” How many times did you realize you were having a bad day and by listening to your favorite music, you eventually relaxed and found your mood changed as well? I know I can surely recall many times when I was down and needed to be uplifted a bit or I was having a bad day and I turned out to have a better mood after listening to my favorite songs. Music has power to it that can not only help you, but heal you as well.

Even though I mentioned all the above as important takeaways to me, my ultimate favorite from this book is: “Spending Time with Animals Is Good Therapy.” I am an only child and always had animals in my life, no matter what age I was. I always relied heavily on my relationships with all the animals in my life. To this day, that still holds true, the only difference being there’s only one animal in my life now instead of the menagerie I had surrounding me as a child. No matter my mood, I love being around my Labrador Retriever. We have an undeniable bond together and we’re so close, we both know what the other will do before we do it. No matter what my mood, I gravitate being around him as my comfort and I find he grounds me. My life’s journey wouldn’t be where I am now without his unconditional love and support he’s given me throughout the years. He is truly my best friend!

Overall, I really enjoyed “101 Tips To Lighten Your Burden,” by Jennifer Bonn and learned a few pointers along the way. The author’s easy, conversational tone and her offerings can be applied to young and old. This would make a great book to not only re-read from time to time but also it would be a wonderful gift to give someone special in your life. I highly recommend it!

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Recovering the Self: A Journal of Hope and Healing (Vol. III, No. 4) October 2011



Recovering The Self is a quarterly journal which explores
the themes of recovery and healing through the lenses of
poetry, memoir, opinion, essays, fiction, humor, art, media
reviews and psychoeducation. Contributors to RTS Journal come
from around the globe to deliver unique perspectives you
won't find anywhere else!


The theme of Volume III, Number 4 is "Parenting & Families". Inside, we explore physical and mental aspects of this and several other areas of
concern including:
  • Children and Violence
  • Mental Illness
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Safety and cybercrime
  • Attachment and Trauma
  • Disaster Recovery and children
  • Abuse Survivors
  • Relationships
  • Grieving


    ... and much more!



    This issue's contributors include: Telaina Eriksen, Kat Fasano-Nicotera, Cheryl Gittens-Jones, Judy M. Miller,
    Deborah K. Frontiera, David J. Roberts, C. Saldana, Shaima Ahammed, Holli Kenley, Sam Vaknin, Kelly A. Redmond,
    Mark Elswick, Tony Giordano, George W. Doherty, Bonnie Spence, Chynna Laird, Tyler R. Tichelaar, Susie Dunham,
    Patricia Wellingham-Jones, and others.



    "I highly recommend a subscription to this journal, Recovering the Self, for professionals who are in
    the counseling profession or who deal with crisis situations. Readers involved with the healing process
    will also really enjoy this journal and feel inspired to continue on. The topics covered in the first
    journal alone, will motivate you to continue reading books on the subject matter presented. Guaranteed."

    --Paige Lovitt for Reader Views



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    Periodicals : Literary - Journal

    Self-Help : Personal Growth - Happiness
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