I've been reading You Are Awesome: Find your confidence and dare to be brilliant at (almost) anything by Matthew Syed. Matthew was a champion British table tennis player - he played at the Olympics. He describes what it takes to be great at something (the right attitude and a lot of work) and how to do it. The book is easy to read and entertaining. I absolutely loved it - it is a must read for all kids and teenagers.
The Teen Breathe 52 Week Inspirational Planner is exactly that - inspirational. As well as being a planner, it has biographies of amazing women, areas to journal or write notes, thought provoking writing prompts and pull out stickers and crafts. You can buy the planner for $19.95 at most grocery stores and newsagents. It would make a great gift.
Helloflo: The Guide, Period is not only the ultimate period guide, it is full of useful information about all aspects of puberty. Naama Bloom is the creator of the Helloflo website which has lots of information for women of all ages about your body, your period and women's health issues. The book is a must read for all girls. As the cover suggests it is, funny, real, awkward, smart and honest.
Issue 5 of Teen Breathe is out now. Inside you will find articles on:
I am currently reading Amanda Rootsey's new book, Shine from Within. This is the book that I wished I had written and one that I wished I could have read when I was a teenager. It has information on all aspects of teen life from physical health, mental health, beauty, friendship, money and so much more. Amanda was modelling in Italy when she was diagnosed with cancer. This prompted her to evaluate her life and so she created a self-development school for girls. And now she has written this fabulous book so even if you can't attend her classes you can still hear her awesome advice. You can find the Shine From Within website here.
I highly recommend this book! So grab a copy (I bought mine from Big W for $14) and snuggle up on your favourite chair.
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. At first I was skeptical as to what life advice a 13 year old could offer, but this book is full of good advice, personal stories, recipes, crafts and photos. Mackenzie Ziegler who is a singer, used to be on Dance Moms with her older sister Maddie (who tours with Sia). This book is perfect for tweens and teens and I highly recommend it. I'm even going to try some of the crafts.
Issue 4 of Teen Breathe is out. I love this magazine and I'm not even a teenager! In this issue you can find articles about:
Everyone should read at least one Jane Austin novel in their lifetime. This song is a really funny analysis of her work and her feminist and political views.
The Game Changers is a book by Samantha Brett and Steph Adams with some life advice and inspirational stories of women from Australia and around the globe who are changing the world. Part one of the book contains chapters on Creating your own brand, staying balanced, preparing for a job interview and building a loyal Instagram following, amongst other things. The second part contains stories of women who are changing the world including their motto and top tips. The list of game changers includes Meghan Markle, Bobbi Brown, Julie Bishop and Elle Macpherson. If I had to describe this book in one word it would be Inspirational.
The average person spends over 90,000 hours at work in their lifetime. Do you want to get to the end of your work-life and wonder why?
Lisa Messenger is the founder of the Collective Hub, a multimedia platform that aims to help people find their full potential. Your teen years are a great time to find your purpose. Lisa's book is designed to help you find your why in life. The format is very easy to read with short chapters, lots of photos, quotes, stories from successful people, questions and exercised to help you find your purpose. While it's not written specifically for teens, I think there are definitely a lot of things you could get out of the book.