Update: Niki has now released her book and you can download it from amazon here Wage War on Your Mind & Fight for Your Life!: My blueprint to win the battle in my mind & conquer depression
Niki Meadows is a woman’s worthiness and authenticity coach. I got to know her through her blog and the kindness challenge. She has always been there with words of encouragement on my posts so when she announced that she was writing a book and needed ‘beta readers’ I was keen to help. Niki will be releasing her book ‘Wage War on your mind and Fight for your Life’ in April. Because I’ve already read the book, I’m reviewing it for you here to give you a sneak peak!
In ‘Wage War on your Mind and Fight for your Life’ Niki shares the process that she used to overcome her depression. It’s full of personal stories, hints and tips for self care, ways to lift your spirits and questions to help you get there. Niki is a fantastic and personal author. She is honest about the doubts she faced when writing this book. She is open that she wrestled with writing this book – I am glad that she did! Right at the beginning Niki tells you to put the book down if it’s not the right time for you. I love that she cares about you more than sales of her book!
I really liked Niki’s writing style. I could really relate to her story and her experiences. All the way through the book she shares how she felt at this stage in the process. I loved the backpack metaphor she uses in the chapter about letting things go. The idea that I had been carrying round a bag full of toxic emotions, bad memories and horrible experiences is something that I could really relate to. I really like the idea of a new backpack to fill with nice, happy memories, experiences and feelings.
The book contains 10 chapters full of ideas and hints to seek happiness. Two that stood out for me were Practicing Gratitude and Exercise. Gratitude is something that I am now trying to focus on in my #FridayFive series, to think positively and give thanks for the happy things in my life. Exercise is one of those things that we all know is good for us and that we should do more of… and luckily Niki doesn’t tell us to head straight to the gym! She advocates being more active and like me she really values walking as a positive action for your mental health.
Overall, I really liked this book and highly recommend you check out Niki’s website where you will find links to other reviews of the book and interviews with Niki.
Thanks for reading
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