Saturday, April 3, 2010

"The Pocket Therapist: An Emotional Survival Kit" by Therese J. Borchard Review & Giveaway (3 winners!)

Although I adore reading and if I had no children would probably spend oodles of hours doing it, reality doesn't give me much time for reading something other than 7th graders' essays or household bills. But when I was offered the chance to review The Pocket Therapist by Therese J. Borchard, I looked into it a little more and I was intrigued. The author is also a blogger and refers to it many times, as well as being a mom to two young children, which makes her words ring true to my Mom senses.  According to the book summary:

Whenever Therese Borchard was weathering a personal storm, and help was nowhere to be found, her one guiding light was the question, "What would a therapist say?" The result was a sort of therapy scrapbook for rough days--a quick reference for anyone who needs a dose of encouragement, support and tried and true ways to cope.

THE POCKET THERAPIST is a compact and accessible guide filled with techniques and advice to help combat everything from addictive behavior to negative thinking.
Well, with a full time job teaching junior high, the pink slip I received after 6 years of teaching, 3 kids, one husband, a house and family....rough days are the norm for me. "I'm in".......The book arrived earlier this week and when I got a chance I began to take a look. I love its design and its small and compact enough to fit in my purse (yes....that's where it now lives). I quickly found myself reading bits and pieces all throughout the day and night!

Now if you have kids you know how reading goes....read a paragraph and then stop to wipe a nose....another couple of paragraphs and then somebody needs something signed right this second...another page gets read and then somebody is crying that their brother threw their blanket in the toilet (what...that's never happened at your house). But you know what? This book is made to read in snippets!

It's organized into 144 Tools and Techniques to help you make lemons out of lemonade and find happiness on the roller coaster we call life. You can read one at a time, or more when time allows. I found myself opening this book every chance I had and even forcing Hubby to listen to "my favorite part" a few more times than he would've liked. I sure had alot of favorite parts!

Not only were some amazing strategies that can help women get through a tough mood or stage in life, but this book made me laugh over and over! Laughing feels good doesn't it? Some snippets of the 144 Rules include:

#48. BEFRIEND YOURSELF. Have you ever wondered how long one of your friends would stick with you if you talked to her the way you shout at yourself?


#20. DON'T GO TO A HARDWARE STORE FOR TOMATOES. I don't think I've ever left a bakery infuriated that they didn't have any hamburger or left a butcher shop disappointed they didn't stock any cucumbers. But I have done exactly that in so many of my relationships.


#70. SAY "OM". I'm not talking a bout yoga. I'm referring to Omega-3 fatty acids.


What I like most about the book is that it is written realistically and gives practical tips that any woman or mom could use in daily life. It reminds us that life is not perfect nor is anyone else. I think the main idea that this book gave me was that I am the only one who is in control of my happiness and my outlook on life. I can choose to deal with life negatively, or I can embrace it and appreciate what I do have rather than dwell on what I don't. It really is like having a Therapist in your pocket or purse!

You can Click Here to Buy the Book from Amazon, right now it's only $10.07! Or purchase "The Pocket Therapist" by Therese Borchard at your local book retailer!




****GIVEAWAY****

Would you like to win a copy of "The Pocket Therapist" for yourself or a friend/family member? I have 3 copies to give away to 3 lucky Save Your Money Mama readers! (ends 4/17)


First Mandatory Entry:

Leave a comment on this post, letting me know why you would like to win this book! That's it!

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Rules: Giveaway ends on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at midnight PST. Must be 18 to enter. This giveaway is open to US and Canada, but the prize will not be shipped to P.O. boxes. 3 winners will be chosen randomly using http://www.random.org/ and will each receive a copy of the book. You must leave your email address in your comment if it is not visible in your blogger profile or you are not a blogger. Winners will be notified via email shortly after the conclusion of the giveaway and will have 72 hours to respond, or I reserve the right to choose an alternate winner.
 
Disclosure: I was not compensated for this review or giveaway, however I did receive a copy of the book for review purposes, and 3 of my winners will also be provided with a copy of this book thanks to Hatchette Book Group!



34 comments:

Erica said...

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Merrie L. said...

I could use some therapy ... I mean a pick me up! lol
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Karin said...

I could use some practical help and tips from this book

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Heather M said...

I like reading books that are about tips and being a mother I think I can really use this!

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