Believe: Boxing, Olympics and My Life Outside the Ring by  Nicola Adams At London 2012, Nicola Adams made history. The flyweight boxer became the first woman ever to win an Olympic Gold medal for boxing. In Rio 2016, with the nation cheering her on, she did it all over again. Years of relentless training, fundraising…

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Why didn’t I know this before? My mother-in-law is a bookaholic!  She introduced me to Goodreads.com many years ago and from here you can set an annual reading challenge.  Unlike my mother-in-law who read 126 books last year, I scraped through with just 24.  As we were chatting over the Christmas turkey I casually mentioned…

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Julia’s Reading Challenge for 20200% Introduction Help Me: One Woman’s Quest to Find Out if Self-Help Really Can Change Your Life by Marianne Power   A hilarious and heartwarming rampage through the world of self-care Marianne Power was a self-help junkie. For years she lined her bookshelves with dog-eared copies of definitive guide after definitive…

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Julia’s Reading Challenge for 20190% Introduction Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by  James Clear   Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving–every day. James Clear, one of the world’s leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that…

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Julia’s Reading Challenge for 20190% Introduction The Miracle Equation: The Two Decisions That Turn Your Biggest Goals from Possible, to Probable, to Inevitable by Hal Elrod Hal Elrod, keynote speaker and author of the bestselling book The Miracle Morning, shares his “miracle equation,” the secret to unlocking happiness, success, and your full potential. You Are Only…

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Julia’s Reading Challenge for 20190% Introduction A Better Me: The Official Autobiography by  Gary Barlow.  ‘This is the book I wished I’d had to turn to.’ Gary Barlow Gary Barlow is one of the most successful British musicians and songwriters of all time, but fifteen years ago, as he himself admits, he hit rock bottom…

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Julia’s Reading Challenge for 20190% Introduction Blanket of Stars: Thru-Hiking the Camino de Santiago by  C.W. Lockhart   An unlikely pilgrim battles agoraphobia to reclaim life beyond the sofa. The 800-kilometer journey along the Camino Frances provides a scenic backdrop to ponder midlife crisis and chronic illness, an empty nest and marital woes, military service…

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Julia’s Reading Challenge for 20190% Introduction Walk With Your Wolf: Unlock your intuition, confidence & power by  Jonathan Hoban ‘An important message about the power of reconnecting with the primal self to achieve balance in the modern world. A fascinating read’ – Megan HineNature is our greatest healer. It’s time to start walking and reclaim the…

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Julia’s Reading Challenge for 20190% Introduction Steps Out of Time, One Woman’s Journey on the Camino by Katharine Soper Steps Out of Time won a silver medal in the 2014 Independent Publishers Book Competition and an Honorable Mention in the 2014 Writer’s Digest self-published award program. Amazon reviews show that this book resonates deeply among…

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Julia’s Reading Challenge for 20190% Introduction My Midsummer Morning: Rediscovering a Life of Adventure by  Alastair Humphreys  Seasoned adventurer Alastair Humphreys pushes himself to his very limits – busking his way across Spain with a violin he can barely play. In 1935 a young Englishman named Laurie Lee arrived in Spain. He had never been…

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