New Year, New You!

Happy New Year, everyone!

We are officially in 2012, which means that this is your chance to change your life around and become a brand new you!

Here are some helpful book suggestions on how to kick start your plans on making 2012 an amazing new year. See below for more information on each title.

1. It’s Your Money: Becoming a Woman of Independent Means by Gail Vaz-Oxlade

If your New Year’s resolution is to become financially stable—this book is for you!

You might know Gail Vaz-Oxlade from her hit TV shows—Til Debt Do Us Part and Princess—where she helps people regain control over their finances and also their lives.  Well, Gail is back and looking to help competent and smart women maintain or become financially independent whether they are in a relationship or not, when starting a family or entering into retirement.  Gail also helps women cope with financial stress caused by being the sole-provider in the family, caring for aging parents, or divorce and widowhood.

Gail Vaz-Oxlade will encourage women to set new financial goals, and to work to achieve and maintain their financial stability.

Start reading It’s Your Money now!

2. The Metabolism Boosting Diet by Dr. Joey Shulman

If your New Year’s resolution is to trim off some pounds after gorging on the delicious holiday feasts and beverages last month—this book is for you!

Dr. Joey Shulman explains to her readers that the main key to weight loss is having a well-working metabolism, so it is important to learn how to boost your metabolism without having to spend extra money on special weight loss products, or having to deprive or starve yourself to lose weight.

3. It’s Your Move by Marge Watters

If your New Year’s resolutions are to find a new job or get a promotion—this book is for you!

Learn how to become social media savvy or a networking pro from Marge Watters, who has been advising Canadian executives, managers, and professionals for over a decade on how to get their dream jobs.  Marge also stresses the importance of doing your research before applying to a job, and how to negotiate a job offer that will positively reflect upon you to your potential new employer.

4. Not the Last Goodbye by Dr. David Servan-Schreiber

Sometimes ringing in a new year doesn’t always start off on a positive note, especially if you or a loved one is given the heart-breaking news of being diagnosed with Cancer.  Here to encourage you through one of the hardest moments in anyone’s life is  Dr. David Servan-Schreiber, who was diagnosed with Cancer nineteen years ago and survived, but is once again dealing with Cancer.   He shares his story of how he came to terms with the news that the Cancer had returned and this time it was terminal, and how he carried on living every day to the fullest.

It will inspire you to hope and cherish every single moment of your day.

Start reading Not the Last Goodbye now!

5. Take the Step: The Bridge Will Be There by Grace Cirocco

If 2011 was a disastrous year for you emotionally and mentally, and you’re now wondering where to begin rebuilding yourself—this book is for you.

This inspirational bestselling book will encourage you and provide you with the tools you’ll need to tackles the problems from your every day life that have been wearing you down in the past year, and how to live a more passionate and full-filling life.

Start reading Take the Step now!

6. Great by Choice by Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen

If your New Year’s resolution is to start your own business—this book is for you.

Before embarking on your latest business venture, it is always wise to thoroughly research your ideas and plan what the best strategies are in executing your plans.  Here to aid you on your plans are Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen, who have rigorously researched how to build “a truly great enterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous, and fast-moving times.”

Start reading Great by Choice now!

7. Persuasion by Arlene Dickinson

If your New Year’s resolution is to get a promotion at work, what better way to do that then proving that you can smoothly close a deal through the art of persuasion.  Learn from Arlene Dickinson how persuasion is about making an honest and reciprocal relationship that will allow you to effectively get what you want out of a deal, and also satisfy everyone in the process.  She”ll show you the importance of being well prepared, how listening to your clients rather than talking will enable you to give better business pitches, and how it is important to thoroughly explain to your clients your bigger picture on your plans, which will demonstrate to them that your plan is the better plan.

Start reading Persuasion now!

8. Cinderella Ate My Daughter by Peggy Orenstein

Do you have a daughter?  Do you worry that you’re not providing her with the right knowledge and necessities to become an honest, level-headed and happy woman some day?  If so, this book is for you!

Peggy Orenstein discusses how the girlie-girl culture, the emphasis for little girls to wear pink and to look pretty has created a generation of women who perceive physical perfect as a sign of female empowerment.  To combat the negative effects of playing Cinderella, Peggy provides parents with the knowledge they need to ensure that their precious little girl escapes the road to premature sexualization, depression and narcissism.

9. The Moment by Larry Smith

If you had a life changing moment in 2011—this book is for you!

Well known and obscure authors share how a single instant had forever changed their lives.  Some of the well-known authors include, Dave Eggers, Diane Ackerman, Elizabeth Gilbert, Bill Ayers, Jennifer Egan, A. J. Jacobs, and Judy Collins.

10. The Petite Advantage Diet by Jim Karas

If you’re a petite woman looking to lose some weight this year—this is the book for you!

Jim Karas has discovered from working with women of all heights and sizes for over twenty years that many weight loss diets are designed specially for taller women, so they aren’t as effective for petite.  Taller women require a much higher calorie intake than petite women, so Karas has specially designed a diet that will help petite women (5’4″ and under) lose weight, and look longer and leaner in no time.

11. Super Body, Super Brain by Michael Gonzalez-Wallace

Michael Gonzalez-Wallace is known as O magazine’s fitness expert, and he is sharing with us his daily 10-minute workout routines that will give you a leaner body and improve your cognitive abilities as well.

Start reading Super Body, Super Brain now!

12. The Guru in You by Yogi Cameron Alborzian

If you’re interested in learning about the secret healing powers within all of us—this is the book for you!

Ayervedic yogi, Cameron Alborzian, shares his ancient wisdom to help readers reconnect with their bodies, and discover their natural abilities to bring balance to their minds and bodies.   Yogi Cameron provides readers with an easy-to-follow program that will guide us to a happier and healthier life.

Start reading The Guru in You now!

13. The Rules According to JWOWW by Jenni “JWOWW” Farley

Jennifer “JWOWW” Farley from the hit MTV show, Jersey Shore, shares her advise on the dos and don’ts of dating, and her “shore-tested secrets on landing a mint guy, staying fresh to death, and kicking the competition to the curb.”  JWOWW isn’t afraid to tell it like it is in this book, so you’ll be an expert on distinguishing the man-whores from the Mr. Smooths in no time.

14. It’s Not Really About the Hair by Tabatha Coffey

If you’re looking to boost your self-esteem and confidence—this is the book for you!

Tabitha Coffey from Bravo TV’s Tabatha’s Salon Takeover shares with readers her personal experiences in this memoir/business guide on how to be comfortable with who you are, to not be afraid to do what makes you happy, and to stand up for your beliefs.

Start reading It’s Not Really About the Hair now!

15. Choose to Lose by Chris Powell

If you want to have a lean and strong body this year—this is the book for you!

Celebrity fitness trainer, Chris Powell, who is famously known from the hit TV show, Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition, presents his guide to shedding the pounds.  Powell provides readers with exercises and nutritional recipes that will help them shed 10-15 lbs in no time.

Good luck with your New Year’s resolutions, everyone!

– Stephanie

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