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A Better World Welcome to the latest issue of The Best You magazine. We are reflecting on another hugely suc-cessful year of The Best You Expo in London. It brought together some of the biggest names in the personal development industry, including our cover star Marisa Peer, Brian Rose, Dr Greg Reid and Calum Best. You can read all about their inspiring talks in this special issue. At The Best You, we are committed to providing opportunities for change, growth and development that enable you to live your best life. We believe that education and personal development lead to empowerment, and that everyone deserves access to the tools that can transform their lives. The Best You Legacy Club is a global network that helps people find their purpose and leave a legacy. Itâ€™s a place to share ideas, to find inspiration, to connect with people who care and who can support you, and ultimately to expand your network and grow your career or business, all while making the world a better place. Read more about it on page 38. My latest book The Question also explores the theme of living your best life. I believe you can only realise your full potential if you ask yourself the right questions. So, are you? And if not, why not? Read much more about that on page 50. We also bring you exciting news about The Best You Expo 2020 in Los Angeles, for full details visit www.thebestyouexpo.com Until next time!
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REALISING YOUR FULL POTENTIAL
Looking back on our festival of inspiration, The Best You Expo 2019
Meet the groundbreaking, radical and inspirational winners of this year’s Best You Awards.
Wow, what a weekend! The Best You Expo 2019 saw the leading names from the world of personal development reach thousands of people for two days of empowerment, entertainment and inspiration.
A FESTIVAL The Best You Expo 2019: Europeâ€™s biggest celebration of the personal development industry
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The Best You Expo celebrated its fifth year by welcoming a record number of people through the doors at Londonâ€™s Olympia for a weekend bursting with life lessons and insight. The Expo started half a decade ago with the dream of helping people live a life without limits. Today, The Best You Expo is the largest personal development gathering on the planet. Over 40,000 people have attended this life-changing event, and more than 700 speakers have shared this platform to share wisdom and expertise. It is a place where like minded individuals come together with the common purpose of becoming the best version of themselves. This year there were hundreds of exclusive experts talks, interviews, seminars, discussions and wellbeing classes. No two people will have had the exact same experience at the Expo, but every single person who joined us gained access to the tools that can transform their life. See you in 2020 in LA and back in London in 2021!
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE BEST MARISA PEER
The world renowned therapist, speaker, behavioural expert and bestselling author spoke to a packed audience about about how anyone can build self-esteem and achieve their goals - starting today. Read an exclusive extract of Marisaâ€™s talk on page 18
DR GREG REID
Greg is a master storyteller, who was like a rollercoaster on stage - encouraging his audience to push themselves and realise their potential. Read more about Dr Gregâ€™s talk on page 26
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YOU EXPO 2019 INCLUDED: ANANDI
A quiet mind sleeps at night, that is the central lesson taught by The Sleep Guru Anandi. She explored strategies on how to change the brain waves so the mind can get the rest it needs.
Be part of the magic next year! If you would like to speak or have a stall at The Best You Expo 2020 visit thebestyouexpo.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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T H E B E S T YO U AWA R D S
Celebrating the past year’s most inspirational growth leaders
Each year, The Best You Expo brings together the personal and professional development world’s most prominent coaches, inspirational leaders and bestselling authors. The Best You celebrates their achievements with a glittering awards ceremony, paying tribute to the most talented individuals and organisations who are shaping the industry. On the magical evening at London’s Olympia, The Best You Awards 2018 reception honoured names including Brenè Brown and Dr John Demartini in front of key members of the media and special guests. The winners were selected after a rigorous process, judged by Barry Cupples, Global CEO of Omnicom Media; Jason Vale, AKA The ‘Juice Master’, bestselling author and health guru; Mirela Sula, CEO and Editor-in-Chief, Global Woman; Sophie Scott, Founder and Editor, Balance Media; and Bernardo Moya, Founder & CIO of The Best You. Congratulations to all the winners of The Best You Awards 2018!
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A N D P R O F E S S I O N A L D E V E LO P M E N T THE WINNERS OF THE BEST YOU AWARDS 2018: The Best Self-Improvement Publisher: Wiley ...................................................................... The Best Personal Development Author & Book of the Year: Brenè Brown, Braving the Wilderness ...................................................................... The Best Expo Speaker for 2018: Barry Cupples ...................................................................... The Best International Speaker: Dr John Demartini ...................................................................... The Best Up-and-Coming Inspirational Influencer: Johann Iigenfritz (UK Health Radio) ...................................................................... The Best Self-Development Coach: Sara Davison ...................................................................... The Best Lifestyle Enhancement Vlogger-Blogger: Megan Jayne Crabbe (Body Positive Power) The Best International Corporate Speaker: Paul Boross ...................................................................... The Best Self-Help Innovation or Technology: Bestme Journal (by Calum Best) ...................................................................... The Best Self-Help Innovation or Technology: Les Brown ...................................................................... The Best Inspirational Documentary, TV or Film: Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru ...................................................................... The Best You Guru of the Year: Brenè Brown WWW.THEBESTYOUMAGAZINE.CO
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LEARNING TO BE YOUR VERY BEST SELF
Fed up with austerity, Brexit and fake news? Weâ€™ve gathered together some good news from around the world.
How international motivational speaker Marisa Peer inspires hope and positivity.
London Real founder and CEO Brian Rose on his passion for helping others live their best life.
Perseverance is the key to fulfilling your destiny, says Dr Greg Reid who believes you can make the impossible possible through stickability.
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Good NEWS From life-enhancing innovations to planet-saving designs INSURANCE THAT DOES GOOD Insurance renewals are part of life, but there is an alternative to battling price hikes. Lemonade is a peer-topeer insurance provider that donates unclaimed money to charities chosen by its members. So while it protects
THE RIGHT PATH OurPath is a new app is dedicated to making sustainable lifestyle changes and weight loss. It offers 24/7 access to a registered dietician, peer chat group support to avoid derailing and nutritionist recommended recipes, as well as bespoke CBT skills to help
FOLDABLE FUTURE Want to use a city bike share scheme but can’t face lugging a helmet with you all day? Recyclable protective headwear Eco Helmet is made of a paper honeycomb, and as well as being fully waterproof it’s foldable - meaning it’s small enough to pop
SUPER STREET LIGHT These aren’t just any solar-powered street lights. They are also connected energy hubs that provides light, EV charging, wifi and 4G - they even charge electric vehicles. Called Totem, they were created by smart energy design company Totem Power to
your stuff just like any other provider, it reverses the traditional insurance model by treating the premiums you pay as if it’s your money, not theirs. Lemonade takes a flat fee and gives back what’s left to causes you care about. Win-win. www.lemonade.com
improve the way yo think about food. ”We are trying to change how people’s brains work after they’ve spent 30 years making these same food choices, what we’re figuring out is how you get them to change,” says Founder Edson. www.ourpath.co.uk
in your bag. Designed by Isis Shiffer, a graduate of the Pratt Institute of Design in New York, it won last year’s James Dyson Award for design, and could be sold at bike-share stations around the world for £4.
enhance the built environment and support our increasingly connected lifestyles. Next up: street lamps that also wash your dishes. www.totempower.net
DON’T WAIT FOR SUCCESS TO COME TO YOU, YOU MUST GO TO IT From financial success to attracting our perfect partner, Marisa teaches that nothing is impossible if we have faith that we are ‘enough’
We all need a cheerleader sometimes; a few inspiring words to help motivate us and overcome our doubts. But instead of looking to others for this support, Marisa Peer believes we have to become our own cheerleaders. Marisa has been coaching the world’s top performers for more than 25 years, and her clientele lists several multi-millionaires who learned how to pass through their fears, all thanks to her. Taking to the stage at this year’s The Best You Expo, Marisa shared her powerful techniques which show that nothing is impossible to achieve if we have faith in ourselves. - and that we can develop this faith on a daily basis. Here Marisa is in her own words: “I’ll tell you a little bit about my story. I started off being a child psychologist but I wasn’t in love with that. I think I was just too young. I ended up going to work for Jane Fonda, and I noticed that every third girl in her workout studio was bulimic or anorexic or exercise, and I became fascinated as to why. Using my psychology
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background, I began to see that they all felt that they never felt ‘enough’. Soon afterwards I became a therapist, and I realised that one of the biggest issues with all my clients was this feeling that they weren’t enough. People came to me with wide-ranging issues - such as eating disorders, alcohol addiction, an out of control shopping habit or marital problems - but they all had the same problem. They would binge eat, or drink alcohol or buy more stuff to try and feel like they were enough. Because when you don’t think you’re enough you need more. But if cakes could really make you feel enough then you wouldn’t constantly need more, if alcohol could make you feel enough then you wouldn’t constantly need more. Their presenting issue was masking the real problem. So I began this journey working out what it is that makes people not feel enough. When you are not enough you forever need more, you can never get enough. But when you know you’re enough you don’t need more. When you know you’re enough you give the
whole world permission to recognise that you’re enough. This is not arrogance and it is not insecurity, it is right in the middle. I know I’m enough, and when you know that about yourself you can never, ever be rejected. People can say horrible things but it just goes over your head you don’t let it in. People who don’t feel they’re enough often have a drive to be rich and famous so that they think they’re enough. But it doesn’t work if they haven’t dealt with why they feel like that. They always think they need more success and more praise because they feel there is someone younger, taller coming up right behind them. We can look at all the amazing people we’ve lost recently in tragic circumstances; for example Philip Seymour Hoffman, Whitney Houston and Amy Winehouse. So many people that make you think ‘wow they had everything’. But take Amy; I spoke to her dad many times and she was treated for bulimia, alcoholism, anorexia and drug addiction. But those were not her real problem. She never, ever believed she was enough. You only have to listen to her song lyrics - I told you I was troubled, you know I’m no good - it broke my heart that she could have been helped, but instead she got the wrong help. You can put ‘I’m enough’ into your life. If you want to understand how your mind works and how your mind can become your best friend, your most loyal ally, and your cheerleader, then you need the Rules of the Mind. This is 33 years of therapy condensed! But here is my favourite; “Every thought you think and every word you say is a blueprint that your mind and body say ‘I’ve got to make that work’. So, when you walk along thinking ‘no-one is going to like me’, it becomes true. But if your every thought and word is ‘I’m enough. I always have been, I always will be’ then your mind believes it and you become bullet proof to rejection. The strongest force in every human in the world is that we have to act in a way that matches how we think and how we want to feel about ourselves. Babies think they’re wonderful. We are all born knowing we are enough. And all you have to do is reactivate, re-manifest and regenerate what is in you, it has been in you all your life and you’ve just buried it under negative beliefs that aren’t even true. If you say ‘I’m enough, I’ve lovable, I’m significant and I matter’. If you say that every day it defeats the logic that says ‘I’m not sure about myself or my clothes from Primark or my weight’. When you tell your mind that you’re enough it defeats anything that would tell you otherwise. Here is one of my favourite Rules of the
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Mind because it is so easy; Your mind does what it thinks you want it to do. And guess what it bases that on? What you tell it. If you think “I’d die if another relationship goes wrong, if another person tells me that that’s it I’m finished” - then you set yourself up to fail. When you say things like that you’re telling your mind you don’t want love. It is too painful. The amount of people who say to me “I like someone but I never talk to them” or “I have a great idea at work but I never present it”, or even “I’ve written a book, but it is has been in the drawer for 15 years”. They all hold back because they focus on the fact that they could be rejected. Nobody can reject you unless you agree with every single word they say. And you have the choice not too. Your mind wants to move you from pain to pleasure. It does what it thinks you want and it bases it on what you tell it. And all you have to do to have an amazing life is tell your mind better stuff. Try “I can speak to anyone”, or “I have a great idea” or “I’m completely lovable”. You mind likes what is familiar to it - so make great stuff familiar. Make self-belief and self-praise familiar. Wake up every day and say “I matter. I’m significant. I’m lovable. I am enough”. If you say it over and over again it becomes so familiar your mind doesn’t stop to think. Your mind responds to the pictures in your head and the words you say to yourself. All you have to do is change the pictures and change the words and it will change you entire life. Not just sometimes, all the time. You make your beliefs. Your beliefs make you. Make your beliefs amazing. So let’s practice what you’re going to do every day for the rest of your life. I want you to say out loud “I am enough”.
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YOU MAKE YOUR BELIEFS. YOUR BELIEFS MAKE YOU. MAKE YOUR BELIEFS AMAZING.
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LIGHTING THE PATH TO SUCCESS Entrepreneur and founder of global media company London Real on how to grow as a person, a brand, and a business
Every now and then, someone enters your life who shows genuine interest in helping you succeed. It might be a teacher at school, a mentor at work, or someone you find in the world of selfdevelopment. They exchange ideas and devote energy into helping others strive to become better at each day. Having a vested interest in the success of others is not only gratifying, it’s rewarding and better yet - it’s the the first sign of a true leader. Brian Rose is exactly that leader. Back in 2011, Brian was considered ‘successful’. He had a good job, earned decent money, and a nice place to live - but he had enough of the corporate world, the money grabbing, the status chasing, and the repetitive treadmill. So he took six months months, started a YouTube channel and video talk show called London Real to show the world how they could be the best version of themselves. Since then, London Real has produced over 500 episodes that have been watched over 250,000,000 times. Guests have included Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, The 4-Hour Workweek author Tim Ferriss, 6 time Mr. Olympia Dorian Yates. London Real has an audience of over 1,000,000 subscribers and over 3,000 students have graduated from the London Real Academy. Brian took to the stage at The Best You Expo 2019 to share his passion for helping everyone fulfil their potential. He believes “it’s very hard to fail completely if you aim high enough.” You don’t need to change the world tomorrow - things take time, and consistency - but you need a strategy. Here are Brian’s 10 most important habits to growing as a person, a brand, and a business.
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1. Have a Strategy
Brian’s great talent is not art or technology - it’s strategy. He puts the right people in the right place, becoming the Richard Branson of the podcast world. He has built a strong team around him, and treats every guest as a mentor, getting some of the best business and life advice.
2. Be Adaptive
Brian’s vision has always been the same but he isn’t afraid to change direction. You, too, should be ready to tweak your product, service, or whole startup to adapt to your audience. Be humble enough to take advice from the experts.
3. Take Risk
Everything is a risk - including not taking a risk. Brian admits that the number one risk that changed the podcast, and the whole of London Real as a business, was letting Dan Pena into his life. Brian shifted from spiritual and laid back to demanding the best of himself in every aspect of his life. Every time Brian has to change his product or service, he risks upsetting his audience, but it’s a necessary part of growing a business.
4. Take MASSIVE action
If there’s one thing that has truly made London Real what it is, it’s Brian’s dedication to his work. With a full team, that dedication has become the backbone of the entire brand, encouraging everyone to put in long hours to build something world-changing.
5. Do Good and Get Help
one of these “scary” tasks each day you’ll feel much more rewarded at the end of the week, month and year.
7. Nurture True Fans
By creating a message and brand he can live his life by, Brian become the face of his brand. By being genuine and helping people, the fans he built are strong and loyal. The London Real culture is so strong that everyone wants to help out, everyone wants to be a part of the community.
8. Balance Perfectionism
Brian has found the balance between trying to make everything perfect and making sure the work gets done. It’s very easy for perfectionism to become procrastination the key is to toe the line with perfectionism, but always gets the job done.
9. Make Time For The Right People Brian makes as much time as a busy person can, but he doesn’t spend time with people who aren’t serious. It’s simple: if you’re creating something great and helping others, Brian will make the time for you.
10. Build a Love Brand
Brian created a community of the best people around and his events are unique and authentic. In being true to his intentions, Brian is building a brand customers love, not like. For more information visit www.LondonReal.tv
Brian believes that if you help others, you will be helped - but you have to act first. Often the help you give turns becomes incredibly valuable, helping you break through barriers you wouldn’t be able to surmount yourself.
6. Tackle Resistance
You have the move in the direction you want to avoid to move fastest. Do the thing that scares you, and in so your business will move in the right direction quickly. If you complete
ords of wisdom, age-old adages, myths and folktales - whatever we call them, the stories we tell one another and pass down to the next generation connect us across race, religion, and national boundaries. Although these stories have diverse themes, no story resonates so universally as the tale of how to succeed in life. But what does this mean? For most of us, it is the application of the experience of others to our own lives. Samuel Smiles, a Scottish author, wrote the first book about success in 1859. Appropriately titled Self Help, it laid the framework for the writings of Orison Swett Marden, and later Napoleon Hill, by teaching success through the parables of experience. Napoleon, who is arguably the founder of the modern-day success movement, was a master storyteller who compiled the first comprehensive philosophy of success. He did this after discovering that the most remarkable self-made men of his time—like Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, and Henry Ford— all did the same thing to succeed, although they each used different means. For the past 150 years, success philosophers and thinkers have proved time and again that one trait in particular appears to be a key to all great achievement—persistence. It was persistence that allowed George Goethals to build the Panama Canal when so many had failed. It was persistence that drove Edison to success in devising the lightbulb. It was persistence that pushed Abraham Lincoln through a broken heart, two business failures, and eight losses for election to public office to become president of the United States. Napoleon Hill wrote “One reason why most men seldom accumulate fortunes until they have passed well beyond the 40-years-old goal post of life is that they must undergo failures and overcome sufficient obstacles to develop in them sufficient knowledge to accumulate wealth.” International speaker and bestselling author Dr Greg Reid knows that it is those who persist and learn from failure who carve their place in history. In his talk at The Best You Expo 2019 he explored the theme of his book Stickability: The Power of Perseverance, reinforcing the proven success principles that were compiled by Napoleon Hill. Dr Reid provides thought-provoking insight from the lives of incredible people, sharing stories demonstrate that a definite goal strengthened by persistence will always lead to success. They show that “negatives” are just the tasks that need to be done to avoid a setback and that setbacks should be viewed as opportunities to reroute a path to success. These are the people who have helped shape our world; the leaders who began a pathway to success with nothing more than an idea to follow. Their goals may not be your goals, and their setbacks and failures are not yours either. However, their stories are parables of success that will inspire you to find your own road to personal achievement. Dr Reid explores “The Three Causes of Failure”; for example, the get-rich-quick narratives which promise that if you follow some simple steps you will watch your bank account grow with little effort. And thus, happiness is achieved. The leaps from get-rich-quick to success to happiness are implied, for the most part. But Dr Reid argues they are nestled in between the lines of stories that have little relevance to your
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power—which is the power to define what it is you want. Instead, we should accept that success is seldom easy and that we must accept that we will have to face challenges and obstacles in order to achieve goals. Every individual who has attained personal achievement can tell you that the question is not will there be tough times, the question is when will they arrive? It’s through these moments of uncertainty that our character is revealed. For Dr Reid, we can agree that we all want happiness and prosperity in our lives, and also know that happiness takes discipline. To achieve happiness we must first have the discipline to determine carefully what this means for us. Once we have a clearly defined goal, we must maintain discipline to find the opportunities within the challenges we’ll face along the way. This is when we make strides in selfdevelopment. How we handle temporary setbacks will ultimately determine our outcome. Whether it’s a weed in the garden, a dream, desire—or even fear—what we feed and focus attention on will eventually grow the most. The same applies to opportunity. What we focus on is what we see. When one seeks the good, good things happen. When one seeks opportunity, opportunities occur. When we are faced with challenges, our reactions expose our true character to others specifically, and to the impartial spectator generally. This is why it is crucial to know clearly who we are and who we want to be. Seizing opportunities within challenges exposes a character of strength, resolve, patience and, yes, stickability. Dr Reid also looks at success from a different perspective and turns the principle upside down. Rather than focus on and illustrate another surefire blueprint for abundance, as mentioned earlier, he places our attention on its counterpart: failure, and its often forgotten component, missed opportunity. It has been suggested that personal achievement eventually comes from focusing on our major definite purpose (some call it passion) and then from the courage and stickability to see that vision through. The path to personal and professional success is not a one-way street. Most people encounter setbacks and obstacles that threaten to derail them from their chosen route. The most successful people, however, adhere to their principles and goals, capitalising on hidden opportunities, even in the face of what many would consider unconquerable obstacles. These people have stickability and you can learn it too. Stickability: The Power of Perseverance is out now For more information visit www.gregreid.com
“IT IS THOSE WHO PERSIST AND LEARN FROM FAILURE WHO CARVE THEIR PLACE IN HISTORY.”
The Power of
Perseverance Dr Greg Reid on why “Stickability” is the key to all great achievements
The Best Youâ€™s top reads
By Bernardo Moya
Feeling in need of some inspiration, exploration and pure relaxation? The Best You Book Club has something for every mood, and we are giving one lucky reader the chance to win a copy of every book featured in The Best You Book Club. For a chance to win, simply send us an email with your name and address to EDITORIAL@THEBESTYOU.CO before 30th September 2019. Good luck!
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Bringing together the best of what is thought and known from the world of self-help, The Question shows readers how to build a path toward greater wellbeing. Author Bernardo Moya, Founder and CIO of The Best You, believes that the quality of your life depends on the quality of the questions you ask yourself. Ask the right questions and you can achieve your potential. The book combines a mix of practical and emotional content; it follows the highs and lows of real-life experience to help inspire readers, giving them practical information to help them discover their true purpose in life, and the confidence to pursue it. The Question explores the Three Pillars to succeed, how to build The Best You. You cannot go through life being passiveâ€”you must find your answer to The Question. That is, how can you realise your life's purpose? Find out inside this book. . . and inside yourself! www.bernardo-moya.com www.thebestyou.co
DO WHAT MAKES YOUR SOUL SHINE: INSPIRING QUOTES TO HELP YOU LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE You’re at your best when you’re doing what you love, so follow your passions and let your inner light shine. That’s the message at the heart of this sunny little book. If you’re feeling down, or unmotivated, this is a great way to get you back on your game. Turn to any page and let the words there help you to look on the bright side, rekindling your sense of motivation, drive and enthusiasm. Packed with uplifting affirmations and over one hundred inspiring quotes from great thinkers old and new, this sparkly volume will give you a boost, and help you dazzle the world with your brightest, happiest self. With its sparkly, foiled cover and fun inside design, Do What Makes Your Soul Shine also makes a thoughtful gift. It can be hard to say how you feel to someone, so let this book say it instead – brimming with encouraging words, not only is it guaranteed to lift the spirits, but it’s the perfect way to remind them that they are amazing just as they are, and that there’s nothing better than following your heart and doing what makes you happy.
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF You are fabulous and can achieve anything you set your mind to. Believing in yourself and your abilities is the first step in achieving your goals but sometimes nagging feelings of self-doubt can creep in. That’s where this book comes in; to remind you of how great you are and how much you can do if you only set your mind to it. Packed with over one hundred positive, empowering and motivational quotes and inspirational statements to shake off any self-doubts and encourage you to be bold in your actions, Believe in Yourself will be your ultimate source of drive and enthusiasm. It’s time to be the best and happiest version of yourself and this stylish little book will provide words of wisdom from some of the world’s greatest achievers in the face of adversity to get you feeling confident and capable in what you can do. Strikingly on trend, the pages of this positive book are full of powerful words to pick you up when you’re feeling down – making it the perfect gift to yourself because you deserve it!
ENERGY STRANDS: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CLEARING THE CORDS THAT ARE CONSTRICTING YOUR LIFE By Denise Linn
We are all guilty of making so many commitments and connections that they begin to drag us down and keep us from being our authentic selves. In this book Denise Linn calls these attachments our ‘energy strands’, and she shows us how to discover our strands and discern which are depleting us and which will help empower our lives. Linn is an international healer and lecturer, teaching in 19 countries, and the author of 12 books, including the bestselling Sacred Space and Feng Shui for the Soul. In this powerful book she teaches how to clear unhealthy attachments to get rid of toxic relationships, and in doing so restore the harmony in one’s own energy strands, and leaving you free to focus on creating vibrant and fulfilling relationships.
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AREYOUHEREYET: HOW TO STFU AND SHOW UP FOR YOURSELF By Dr Tony Ortega
Clinical psychologist, life coach and author, Dr Tony Ortega’s second book might just be the last self-help guide you’re ever going to need to read. Dr Ortega is a first-generation Cuban American gay man, author and regular media commentator on all things dating, sex, relationships and psychology. In #AreYouHereYet: How To STFU and Show Up For Yourself his signature raw, humorous, and compelling style examines the perceived epidemic of being single in our universal quest for love. When a person is committed to doing all the work to improve themselves by being “The One” (and thereby improve their love life), what happens when nothing seems to happen afterwards? Through witty, thoughtprovoking writing, sassy #OMG Moments, case studies, and “Tea Time with Tony” (end-of-chapter exercises for the reader), Dr Ortega helps to explore the personal blocks and self-limiting beliefs that keep us stuck. It’s a second chance at not only improving, but falling in love with, ourselves.
HOW TO SAVE THE WORLD FOR FREE By Natalie Fee
There is no greater aspiration than saving the world. This hopeful guide to how we can make small lifestyle changes which will contribute to saving our planet comes from Natalie Fee, an award-winning environmental campaigner, author, speaker, and founder of charity City to Sea. She appears regularly as an expert on TV and news media and gives frequent motivational talks, and recently won the Volvo Visionaries award for her latest campaign - Refill (installing water points nationally and asking coffee shops to refill people’s resuable water bottles for free to reduce plastic pollution). Natalie’s upbeat and engaging book is a life-altering guide to making the changes that will contribute to helping our planet. Covering everything from food and travel to politics and sex, you will feel better, live better and ultimately breathe better in the knowledge that every small change contributes towards saving our world. Natalie’s upbeat and hopeful tone will inspire the reader to action. Tips include packaging-free toiletries and ditching plastic-based tampons.
THE SELF-CARE REVOLUTION: SMART HABITS & SIMPLE PRACTICES TO ALLOW YOU TO FLOURISH By Suzy Reading
What if it were possible to thrive, rather than simply survive? The Self-Care Revolution is designed to help and restore your day-to-day energy reserves, so rather than feeling like you’re running on empty, you will have the strength and spirit to excel at whatever life brings. Suzy Reading is passionate about self-care. As a mother of two, a chartered psychologist, yoga teacher, and health coach, she knows firsthand about the importance of carving out time to look after number one. Reading specialises in wellbeing, and in this book uses tools such as the Vitality Wheel and the Self-Care Toolkit to help people manage their emotions, energetic bank balance and the inevitable stresses of life. An inspiring and intelligent guide to how to live your best life.
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SEEKING MEANING AND FINDING PURPOSE
Beat the sedentary life: Meet the people who get Britain moving.
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the best me TV star and Calum Best on the transformative power of writing things down and the success of his The BestMe journal Back in 2013, Calum Best wrote down his three goals: Write a book, execute a fragrance line, and release and feature in a film. Calum kept these goals written in his wallet and reviewed them daily, which he found helps to keep him focused. After years of struggling with addiction and the pace of life in the public eye - which often saw him hitting the headlines for the wrong reasons - it turned out that the simple act of writing a list of aims helped to set Calum on the path to taking charge of his life and unleashing his entrepreneurial power. Calum created a daily journal so he could simply write down his goals and then take small steps towards achieving them. He called it The BestMe Journal, and designed it to bridge the gap between a daily planner, a notebook, a gratitude journal and a goal planner. Calum understood that without doing the “goal maths” it would be impossible to achieve what he wanted to; his aims needed to be at the forefront of his day, every day. Soon, The BestMe journal gave Calum a dedicated focus. The formula he created meant he remained thankful for where he was, gave back to those who helped him get there, appreciated small victories and stayed positive about the future through planning. These were all kept in mind with the help of his daily BestMe journalling.
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Calum says: “It’s so simple but most people fall off the goal getting wagon soon after they start. The Best Me journal will keep you on.“
In the six years since Calum created The BestMe Journal, he has used it to help better himself and move away from a life of imbalance - years and years of what he calls “just going with the flow”. Today, aged 38, Calum lives a life of purpose, which in turn has helped reveal to him the purpose of life. And he puts his new ‘go getter attitude’ and results-driven work ethic down to his consistent and habitual routines, which are all made simple with the BestMe journal.
“I’ve always studied entrepreneurs, and, for obvious reasons, have been fascinated by those who have turned themselves around from a place of near giving up, to a place of crushing it,” says Calum. “Every person who has gone from a place of being rock bottom, to absolutely killing it, all have one thing in common - repetitive, consistent and disciplined action every day with a positive frame of mind. “It’s so simple but most people fall off the goal getting wagon soon after they start. I created The Best Me journal to help keep you on. The Best Me makes it easy to start your journey in journaling, which can help ease anxiety and depression through meditation and mindfulness. I want everyone to be the best you that you can be, every day.”
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MEET THE PEOPLE GETTING
Lucozade Sport’s Made to Move campaign is celebrating those helping us put our best feet forward
moving more by 2020, and this autumn they will reveal their ‘Movers List’, celebrating inspiring people who encourage people to live more active lives.
In recent years international research on Sedentary Behaviour has increased dramatically, and there is growing evidence that a multitude of serious health risks may be connected to “prolonged” and “excessive” sitting. Some studies warn that sedentary lifestyles are likely to be causing as many deaths as smoking. British people sit for an average 8.9 hours each day. Research shows that sitting for more than four hours each day leads to enzymes responsible for burning harmful blood fats shutting down, reduced calorie burning and disrupted blood sugar levels, which can lead to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, weight gain and back pain, as well as mental health issues. In a bid to combat this growing epidemic, people and brands across the UK are setting up innovative and exciting ways to get people exercising. Lucozade Sport’s ‘Made to Move’ campaign pledges to get one million people
These include athlete Dan Edwardes who has helped bring parkour to the masses, and Lauren Gregory, founder of Run Like a Girl, a women’s only running group that she set up in Leamington. Run Like a Girl now has branches in Warwick, Coventry and Stratford Upon Avon. In 2016 Lauren was awarded ‘Amateur Sportswoman of the Year, Coventry & Warwickshire’, and Run Like a Girl is now a 1200-strong running community. According to the NHS, 58% of women and 65% of men are overweight or obese, an increase from 15% in 1993 to 26% in 2014. This is also reflected in the fact that in 2015, only 36% of adults said they played sport at least once a week and 57% did not play any sport in the 28 days prior to being surveyed. It doesn’t come as a surprise therefore, that more people, brands and governing bodies are coming together to help to reverse this trend. Encouraging people to get moving - and continue to move - is a step towards progressing the UK’s overall physical, mental and economic health. Lucozade Sport’s Movers List will be released this autumn. For more information visit www.lucozadesport.com/madetomove/
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become a key figure in a global club Be part of something that connects you with the very best bigger; join the place namesmentoring in the personal development Networking and mentoring can have a huge someone coming up behind you where passionate, It is alevel, partnership and lasting impact on your business. It industry. to your then youbetween owe the world your might seem obvious, but one man who you and mentorship," said Dohrmann. The Best You positions you “Give 15% of like-minded people come knows just how powerful they can be is your lifetime until you create at least a as a thought leader, called a Legacy together to make a real ‘coach of coaches’ and expert in income Club Director. handful of others where your mentorship difference acceleration training, Berny Dohrmann. enabled them to give back to the world at
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SuperTeaching™, an invention which and you’re free. MentorsColeman help you get the USA: Calabasas - Candace If includes you are an a coach or 17 entrepreneur, patents and is an acceleratorstrong plans, strong teams, and resources Beverley Hills - Cindy Villarreal a trainer, Legacy Club lift your learning our programme thatwill enhances brain to execute. CEO Space, also tabbed the top Los business Angeles Think - Bernardo activity and supercharges a person’s ability Tank inMoya the world by some brand to the next level. This is a Sanpublications, Diego - Cindy Villarreal to learn retain information. This provides access to hundreds whole newand take on business groundbreaking technology was adopted byTemecula of mentors that most would not be able to - Ursula Garrett connections, where we will support schools and universities. afford and if they could Austin - Cindy Villarreal afford them, could you to achieve your goals and secure not reach them," said Dohrmann. your legacy. Dallas - Laura Butler Dohrmann’s father Alan was a mentor to Joining Legacy Club means you will Cindy Walt Disney, Napoleon Hill, JFK and many Houston “When- you getVillarreal one of the great mentors others. This early example of the power of Tennessee living in the world - and that is true for me, mentorship has never left Dohrmann, as he UK:too, for anyone is the greatest gift that Belfast - Janice- it Muldoon explained recently during his keynote can ever cross your path. You are not Mid Ulster - Hugh McAlinden speech at The Best You Expo in London. dependent on them. You are able to do London - Bernardo Moya what you need to do because they enriched “If you are a mentor, and I hope I am, you Surrey you.”-Marina Roberts are giving back without charging anyone,” Spain: Marbella Glenda Smithson & he said. “That is my legacy. I have the ability Kathleen For more information visit Parker to give back. I call it learn, earn, and then Greece: welcome.ceospaceinternational.com/dp Athens - Evangelia Zouroudi you have an obligation to return.” Romania: Bucharest - Madi Martino Legacy and passing on expertise are of the India: Mumbai - Sirisha Ravuri And coming soon in Buenos Aires, greatest importance to Dohrmann. “I see these wealthy players and their Argentina, and Dubai, UAE beautiful lifestyles. I say, ‘Where have you created another you?’ If you have not created a duplication of yourself by
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STRENGTH FROM THE INSIDE OUT
Want to know the secret to feeling fighting fit? Try these 7 quick and simple tricks that help improve your health, boost energy levels and even fight wrinkles.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed and on the brink, here are the tips you need to beat the burnout.
IS IT TIME FOR A FITNESS OVERHAUL? There’s always a convenient excuse not to get fit or to change your diet, but these simple hacks will help you fast-track to better heath
fresh-squeezed lemon. Nutritionist Sheila Hams says “the citrus alkalizes your body and supports your digestive system, giving you more energy, while also fighting inflammation in the body.”
Life is busy, messy, and filled with unexpected surprises, but with a little bit of science and a sprinkling of ingenuity, these quick and easy health hacks can increase wellbeing, boost energy levels and make you feel healthier every day.
As we go into autumn, leading Nutritionist Lily Soutter (www.lilysoutternutrition.com) recommends eating pumpkins instead of just caring them for Halloween! “They are highly nutritious and contain beta-carotene which turns into Vitamin A within the body and plays a key role in supporting a healthy immune system and also helps keep your skin glowing.” Try roasting in the oven with a little olive oil.
1. Kickstart your morning:
Help to flush your body of toxins by starting every morning with a glass of water with
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2. Eat seasonally:
3. Filter your water:
We all know that bottled water is terrible for the environment, but tap can taste less-thangreat. Try filtering it instead using the BRITA Marella jug which reduces levels of chlorine, heavy metals and limescale. It even has a helpful ‘memo’ that reminds you to change the filter to ensure you always have the freshest filtered water. www.brita.co.uk
4. Bring on bedtime:
If you struggle falling asleep, make sure to switch off your phone and iPad an hour before you plan to go to bed and have a warm bath with soothing lavender oil. Invest in Philips’ Sleep and Wake-Up Light which has a sunset simulation to prepare your
body for sleep by gradually decreasing light and then increases it again before your alarm time to make sure you wake up refreshed. Before you know it you’ll be sleeping like a log. (www.philips.co.uk)
5. Drink your greens:
Grabbing or making a green juice is a quick and easy way to boost your vegetable intake. Naked Juice’s Green Machine is packed with Vitamins A and C thanks to its secret ingredients- broccoli and spinach. www.nakedjuice.co.uk
6. Boost your mood:
Smell the skin of an orange for a natural mood booster. Yes, really. Studies have shown that orange essential oil helps boost mood and alertness, and can reduce anxiety. If you don’t keep the fresh fruit on hand, buy
some bottled oil and dab a drop on each wrist or massage into your temples for the same effect.
can make a big difference in the flow of your day. If you’re new to meditation, start with an app such as Headspace www.headspace.com.
7. Take on meal prep:
9. Give your eyes a rest:
Being so busy all the time means we’re often left making poor choices when it comes lunchtime - usually meaning whatever sandwich is closest to the office. Make healthier choices by meal-prepping ahead of time. Prep several lunches at once by hard boiling eggs, making a big batch of brown rice and cooking vegetables or chicken healthily using minimal oil by using the Philips Air Fryer ((www.philips.co.uk))
8. Make time meditate:
Schedule in some time to meditate - even if it’s just 10 minutes on the bus. Taking a bit of time to sit quietly and focus on your breath
Staring at a backlit device, such as a smartphone or laptop, all day is straining on your eyes. The 20/20/20 rule reduces this. Every 20 minutes, take a 20 second break and let your eyes wander over something six meters (20 feet) in the distance.
10. Go booze free:
If you know you’re going out for an inevitably boozy Thursday, Friday or Saturday, say no to a glass of wine at your chilled Monday night dinner. Try to avoid alcohol a couple of nights during your week, and then enjoy your Pinot come the weekend.
ARE YOU ON THE BRINK OF BURNOUT? Super busy, overwhelmed and tired all the time? Put down your to-do list and read this
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Do you ever feel like your brain is like a computer with too many tabs open? From checking your email as soon as you wake up, going shopping for last-minute birthday presents on your lunch break, and keeping up with countless Whatsapp group chats, there never seem to be enough hours in the day. It’s a familiar story – you’re tired, but wired, and, just like an over-loaded internet browser, it puts you at risk of a total meltdown. “Our modern lives mean we’re micro-dosing on stress from the minute our alarm shakes us out of sleep,” says Dr Mark Winwood, a psychologist and director of psychological services at AXA PPP healthcare. “We’re not very good at giving ourselves time out from these constant stresses. Over time, this can lead to us feeling completely overwhelmed – and this can lead to burnout.” Burnout is not just a buzzword, and it doesn’t mean you need a bit of a lie-in. Burnout is the result of chronic stress and over-work, described by the World Health Organisation as “a state of vital exhaustion”. As well as physical and mental exhaustion, it causes prolonged low mood, anxiety, feelings of detachment from day-to-day life. And experts believe it’s on the rise – a report by the Mental Health Foundation last year suggested that at least half a million people in the UK are affected by work-related stress 1 and 74 per cent of us have at some point been so stressed we felt unable to cope 2 . “If you’re truly burnt-out you simply wouldn’t able to get out of bed,” says Dr Winwood. “So what we really need to be alerting people to are the changes they could recognise in themselves before they get to that point. There are often subtle signs that, really, someone’s got too much going on.” The signs to watch out for include someone displaying symptoms of stress such as irritability, being hard on themselves, not making time for friends and family, and always imagining the worst-case scenario, or catastrophising. Other tell-tale signs are craving salty, stodgy food and not prioritising time for themselves. But thankfully there are preventative measures you can take. “If you’re overwhelmed, the key is to talk about it,”
says Dr Winwood. “Try approaching a trusted friend. Sometimes this can be enough to improve how you feel – just talking about why you’re stressed and how you’re managing it automatically helps you to approach it in a different way.” If you repeatedly take time off work recently because you feel overwhlemed, it’s time to talk to your GP about getting some help, says Dr Winwood. “It may be that a bit of a life over- haul is in order.” It’s important we don’t brush it off as ‘just’ stress, he adds. “If we’re chronically overwhelmed by stress, then it can lead to anxiety, depression and other mental health problems. “Make sure you do something every day to protect your mental wellbeing. It doesn’t have to take long – just small changes that give you a chance to step off the hamster wheel, such as having lunch away from your desk or making time for an actual conversation rather than messaging.” Dr Winwood adds that while a lot of stresses come from outside pressures that we can’t change (such as deadlines or difficult relationships with bosses and family) a lot of pressure can come from our own expectations – but this is a kind of stress we really can change. “It might mean saying no a bit more, or lowering your own standards a little – not everything has to be done perfectly,” he says. According to Dr Winwood, the aim isn’t to avoid stress altogether, says Dr Winwood. “A certain amount of pressure and is stress is actually helpful to us – it can make us perform better and be more productive than when there’s zero pressure. Our bodies are designed to deal with a little stress, just not all the time.” It’s about monitoring when we feel overloaded. “Be alert to times when you convince yourself you haven’t got time to keep up your good habits,” advises Dr Winwood. “If you notice yourself deciding that you haven’t got time to get to the gym or to see your best friend, have a think about what’s changed. Opportunities for downtime are really important, so rather than asking have I got time to go and meet a mate, ask can you really afford not to?”
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The female entrepreneurs smashing the glass ceiling and changing the face of business.
The Best You founder and CIO Bernardo Moya on the power of his latest book, The Question.
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SMASHING THE GLASS CEILING Meet the women redefining power by building their own businesses against all odds
3. Jenna Kutcher Jenna is a podcast
host, online educator, businesswoman, artist... the list goes on. A self-described ‘nerd when it comes to the numbers’, her mission is to teach others how to make a living doing what they love. She’s juggles having a young family with managing a very successful business.
Women are increasingly present at the very top of the world of business, rubbing shoulders with titans of industry and - in many cases - quickly outstepping them. But it hasn’t always been like this. Fighting misogyny, misconceptions and never-ending roadblocks, female entrepreneurs have faced it all - and risked it all - to pave the way for others. Here are some of the brightest lights.
As both the founder and CEO of fashion retailer Nasty Girl and author of bestselling novel, #girlboss, it’s no surprise that Sofia was named by Forbes as one of the richest self-made women in the world.
1. Arianna Huffington
5. Beyonce Knowles Not just a global
2. Oprah Winfrey
6. Yang Lan The co-founder of Sun Media
In addition to founding one of the largest publications in the world, The Huffington Post (which is also Pulitzer prize-winning), the legendary businesswoman is also CEO of Thrive Global – a company using everyday technology to end dreaded stress and burnout. No top female list would be complete without the ever-amazing Oprah, a woman many believe will one day become the leader of the free world. Her life experience, attitude and - of course- her popularity, all tick the right boxes for many voters. She started out as the host of the AM Chicago talk show in 1984, and today The Oprah Winfrey Show is America’s top talk show, with massive franchising around the world, including books and a monthly magazine as well as countless philanthropic projects.
4. Sofia Amoruso
megastar performer, Beyonce co-founded the fashion label House of Dereon with her mother, Tina Knowles, in 2004. And in 2012 Beyonce added another credit to her entrepreneurial CV when she launched shop.beyonce.com, a branded apparel and accessory marketplace.
is one of the most powerful women in Chinese media — and often called China’s Oprah. Yang’s multiplatform empire spans TV, newspapers and magazines, and
7. Sofia Vergara The Modern Family
star is the critical co-founder of a 17-year-old talent management and new media company, LatinWE, which pulled in an estimated $27 million last year. And this year saw the release of a social networking site connecting millions of people.
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The Question is a must-read for anyone feeling lost, frustrated, or in need of a change of direction.
Bernardo Moya, founder and editor of The Best You, on why the quality of your life depends on the questions you ask With over a decade of experience working with some the biggest names in the personal development industry, Bernardo Moya is uniquely positioned to bring together the wisdom that really can help change lives - while dispensing with all the stuff that promises it will but can’t. In his latest book The Question he explores how anyone can get what they really want out of life - and offers practical tips to do just that. Bernardo believes the quality of your life depends on the quality of the questions you ask yourself. You cannot go through life being passive - your must find your answer to The Question - that is, how can you realise your life’s purpose? The Question brings together the best of what is thought and known from the world of self-help. Bernardo shows readers what really can build a path towards greater wellbeing, as well as underlining our shared responsibility to make the world a better place Five years ago Bernardo set up The Best You, an international platform that shares and promotes some of the greatest works of personal development. He has been asked countless times by followers if
he’d share what he knows, or if he’d consider running workshops about what he has learned along the way and how he personally found inspiration. In The Question he finally shares it all. Its a book that looks and sounds like a personal development course that would cost thousands of pounds to attend. The book combines a mix of practical and emotional content including. It follows the highs and lows of real life experience to help inspire readers, giving them practical information to help them discover their true purpose in life, and the confidence to go and pursue it. The Question is a must-read for anyone feeling lost, frustrated, or in need of a change of direction. The key target audience is both men and women between the ages of 28-45 who want to affect societal and personal change. If you have bought self help titles and felt disappointed or unchallenged by them, The Question is the book for you. It will encourage you to think independently and to ask yourself difficult questions. If you re tired of accepting things the way they are, and know you can live a happier, more fulfilling life, The Question is here to do give you the guidance and support you lack, helping you realise your potential and make a greater impact on the world. www.thequestion.co
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Empower yourself and optimise your health with the best apps for body and mind.
Podcasts are more popular than ever, but with so much choice it can be hard to find what you want. Here’s The Best You’s guide to the podcasts you’ll be recommending to friends
APPS THAT DO GOOD Make a difference from your mobile
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BUDGE This clever app capitalises on our love of engaging in challenges with our friends, and leverages that into an opportunity to give back to social causes. Whether it’s challenging your friend to a simple game of chess or towards reaching a certain health goal, the person who ends up failing the challenge must make a donation towards a charity of the winner’s choosing. Game on. www.thebudge.com
CONSCIOUS CONSUMERS The brainchild of a group of New Zealand university students, Conscious Consumers recently launched in the UK. The platform aims to make it easier to support businesses that pay their workers fairly or sell free range and fair trade products. First you select the issues you care about, then you add your payment details to the app before spending at registered businesses and receiving rewards for ethical spending. www.nz.cogo.cz
CHARITY MILES There are tons of devices that track the number of miles you’ve accumulated on your run, walk, bike ride, or whatever other activity - but Charity Miles goes one step further and helps you set goals to raise money for a charitable organisation of your choosing. Currently, the company works with more than 30 global charities. www.charitymiles.org
RECYCLEBANK We all know the importance of recycling, and Recyclebank’s app encourages continued recycling efforts by rewarding users with points that they can use toward local deals and discounts that can be redeemed at nearby participating shops, or within the app itself. You winning and the environment winning = genius. www.recyclebank.com
TOO GOOD TO GO One of a number of apps that fight food waste, Too Good To Go lets you browse bakeries, cafes and restaurants near you and bag great deals on delicious meals that may otherwise be binned. Suppliers let you know what time food will be available, you then place your order, pay within the app and head down to the store to collect at the specified time. Availability varies from day-to-day, which means there’s always something new to tickle your taste buds. www.toogoodtogo.co.uk
GIVERGY Givergy is an award-winning company that significantly increases the amount of money charities raise at fundraising events. This is done through their revolutionary technology which is fun, interactive, wireless and competitive. In addition to their specialised silent auction they provide online auctions and raffles enabling charities to accelerate the funds raised for incredible causes and to give individuals he chance to win incredible experiences. www.givergy.com
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