Thursday, September 21, 2023

Mental Health Matters!!! #MMBBR

I have had a few hard days…I need to remind myself it is OK to not be OK all the time!!! We are all just doing our best every single day!!! Tomorrow is another chance at a better day!!!

In case you need this today…I know I needed it!! 

#MMBBR #mentalhealth

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

#MMBBR #FirstLine #Review #TheBurnout by @KinsellaSophie via @netgalley @PenguinUKBooks @penguinrandom @TransworldBooks

The Burnout by Sophie Kinsella My rating: 5 of 5 stars

#FirstLine - It’s not the emails that make me panic.

"The Burnout" by Sophie Kinsella explores the life of Sasha, a woman overwhelmed by the demands of modern life, corporate responsibilities, and a lack of personal fulfillment. She reaches a breaking point, feeling disconnected from her friends, uninterested in intimacy, and unable to even cook a meal without extensive planning. Seeking solace, she returns to a seaside resort from her childhood, only to find it run-down and occupied by a grumpy man named Finn.

As Sasha and Finn navigate this off-season beachside setting, their contrasting approaches to dealing with burnout become evident. Sasha attempts to reconnect with nature through practices like manifesting and wild swimming, while Finn seeks solace in whiskey and convenience food. Their paths collide, leading to conversations about their shared burnout, forgotten passions (like surfing), and the mysterious appearance of messages seemingly addressed to them on the beach.

The novel delves into themes of rediscovery, connection, and the search for meaning in a world filled with burnout. Sophie Kinsella's "The Burnout" is a tale of self-discovery and human connection set against the backdrop of a dilapidated seaside resort. It was such a refreshing and relatable story that will resonate with readers for a long time after they close the book. It was filled with humor and heart, while still tackling other tough topics like mental exhaustion, the importance of setting boundaries and what really defines our self worth! A brilliant novel and one I HIGHLY recommend!

“Go get it.” - Terry

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