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25 March 2014

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intro is hosted by bibliophilebythesea.

This is how it works: Write down either the first paragraph of a book your are currently reading / intending to read or read in the past and share with us. I do like a good opening!

I want to introduce non-fiction book today:
Celebr8 Success by Gill Donnell MBE.
The author is a motivational speaker, coach and motivator and one of her main aim is to empower woman. The tagline of the book is: How to be a successful working mum without the guilt.

Have you ever been on a holiday - one of those relaxing, two-week, gloriously sunny breaks (pre-kids) - and suddenly seen your life with fierce clarity? You just know that, when you return home, everything is going to be better organised, more fun and far less stressful., because while you've been away you have seen the light.
It's very similar to the feeling you get when you attend a course that addresses your personal development; the feeling that it could change your life. All of a sudden, you can see the right way to bring up your kid; how to support (or otherwise) your partner; and how to have a truly fulfilling life from that point on. Then, somehow, you get sucked back in to the pressures and demands of everyday life, and all those good intentions evaporate like last year's New Year's resolutions. 

What do you think, is this a book for you? 

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB at Should be reading. 

These are the rules  (taken directly from MizB's blog:)

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Extracts from Celebr8 Success by Gill Donnell MBE

Loc 182
Start small: pick something you want to be able to do well, and practice that skill. Maybe it is developing the ability to deliver a presentation in front of a team, or finding the confidence to tell your sister that you really don't want to spend yet another Christmas with her. 

Loc 236
When it comes to young women and their body image, be aware of how you usually take about your body in front of your daughter and stop those negative comments. Research has shown that 93 per cent of American woman at college engage in what is called 'fat talk' with their friends:
"I really shouldn't be eating this…"
"This dress makes me look fat."
"Do my hips look big in this?"

Peggy x