“Spring is the time of plans and projects.” ― Leo Tolstoy
Welcome to our new project called ‘Bookshelf’!
Blix is all about finding a joy in something new; whether it’s via learning, sharing or experiencing. To inspire our readers for better, healthier and happier lifestyle we are launching Bookshelf series; features promoting the best reads,new releases and handpicked recommendations to help us excel in every aspect of our daily lives.
From the global insights of Gary Klein to life experiences of Fearne Cotton; here’s our reading list for this Spring.
We: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere
Imagine a sisterhood – across all creeds and cultures. An unspoken agreement that we, as women, will support and encourage one another. That we will remember we don’t know what struggles each of us may be facing elsewhere in our lives and so we will assume that each of us is doing our best…
So begins WE: an inspiring, empowering and provocative manifesto for change. Change which we can all effect, one woman at a time. Change which provides a crucial and timely antidote to the ‘have-it-all’ Superwoman culture and instead focusses on what will make each and every one of us happier and more free. Change which provides an answer to the nagging sense of ‘is that it?’ that almost all of us can succumb to when we wake in the dead of night.
The Art of People: The 11 Simple People Skills That Will Get You Everything You Want
What does it take to win success and influence? In a world where we are constantly connected, it’s those with the best people skills who win the day. Those who build the right relationships.
Those who truly understand and connect with their colleagues, their customers, their partners. Those who others like, respect and trust. The Art of People reveals the eleven people skills that will get you more of what you want at work, at home and in life.
Seeing What Others Don’t: The Remarkable Ways We Gain Insights
Insights can change the world, but we also need insights into the everyday things that frustrate and confuse us, so we can more effectively solve problems, make decisions and get things done. Yet until now, we knew remarkably little about insight: how it works, and how we can develop it for ourselves. A keen observer of people in their natural settings- from soldiers to scientists, police officers to business people – renowned cognitive psychologist Gary Klein uses a range of fascinating real-life stories to illuminate the nature of insight.
He demonstrates how insight can be positively encouraged through employing five key strategies: noticing connections, coincidences and curiosities, investigating contradictions, and creating breakthrough solutions through the force of desperation.
Happy: Finding Joy in Every Day and Letting Go of Perfect
“This book is a way to release what’s going on inside your head and to keep heading towards the good stuff. The simple stuff. The stuff that’s going to really hit up that happiness on a deep and nourishing level. Whether you dip into these pages every now and then when you feel you need it, or use it daily as a positive exercise, I hope it brings you much relief, joy and calm. Amen to the pen.” – Fearne Cotton
Drawing on her own experiences and including expert advice, HAPPY offers practical ways of finding joy each and every day. Happiness isn’t a mountain to climb, it’s just one foot in front of the other on the path of life, and here you’ll find little steps that will help make the differences that count.