Be You, Only Better
Real-Life Self-Care for Young Adults (and Everyone Else)
Even before the coronavirus hit, today’s teens and young adults were already facing intense mental health challenges like academic stress, substance abuse, eating disorders, financial insecurity, anxiety, and depression just to name a few.
When you add in tough pandemic realities like virtual learning, social distance from family and friends, and the loss of employment opportunities many are facing, it’s no wonder that many of today’s young people are feeling more isolated, afraid, and stressed than ever before.
Be You, Only Better: Real-Life Self-Care for Young Adults (And Everyone Else), introduces today’s young people to simple, yet powerful day-to-day practices that promote mind and body wellness.
As a certified grief recovery specialist, health educator, and speaker, Hugstad works with young adults who are struggling to understand themselves and the world around them. As a survivor of grief and trauma following her husband’s suicide, she is uniquely positioned to bring hope to those who are struggling.
“In the aftermath of my husband’s death, I followed the self-care steps I present in this book, and they helped me move forward,” writes Hugstad. “I developed a lifestyle that went beyond healing, one that helped me move forward and thrive... Because of this life-shattering experience and my own healing, my passion for prevention, education, and helping others emerged.”
Be You, Only Better offers a road map toward wellness for those who are struggling emotionally or who just want to be “better.” Each of the techniques that Hugstad offers fall under five different types of selfcare: Physical, Emotional, Social, Mental, and Financial. She provides scientific evidence for each practice and uses inspiring real life stories to illustrate them. “How to Get Started” and “Time to Check In” sections are also included to inspire action and facilitate self-reflection.
“I hope you find solace and strength in this book and in the stories, of others,” writes Hugstad. However, I also intend for this to be a practical guide for establishing the good habits that will contribute to your wellbeing. I want to give you the tools to cope and to take charge of your life by developing a lifestyle of hope and happiness.
About the Author: Kristi Hugstad is also the author of two other books. A certified grief recovery specialist and a grief and loss facilitator for addicts in recovery, Kristi frequently speaks at high schools. She is also the host of The Grief Girl podcast and lives in Orange County, California. Visit her online at https://www.thegriefgirl.com.
Be You, Only Better by Kristi Hugstad
• 168 pages • $15.95 • ISBN 978-1-60868-738-1
Book Release from New World Library