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

Be You, Only Better by Kristi Hugstad
• 168 pages • $15.95 • ISBN 978-1-60868-738-1
Book Release from New World Library

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Becoming An Empowered Empath
How to clear energy, set boundries & embody your intuition

Empaths deeply feel the emotions, needs, and pains of those around them, from individuals and communities to the world itself. But this gift can feel overwhelming when they take on the energy and experiences of others as their own. This oversensitivity can lead to mental fog, chronic illness, emotional issues, and spiritual blocks.
This pattern of taking on other people’s energy often starts in childhood, before one learns to maintain emotional or energetic boundaries,” writes Wendy. “The work here is to clear the wounds you came into this world with and the wounds imprinted in your system in childhood so you can discover what power means for you.”
The techniques Wendy offers, in Becoming an Empowered Empath: How to Clear Energy, Set Boundaries & Embody Your Intuition, include the embodied use of intuition as well as grounding, understanding, and working through trauma and wounds. The healing journey she outlines helps empaths thrive as the deeply grounded and divinely connected intuitives they truly are. They learn to embrace their gifts, embody light, and become what they are called to be: vital agents for positive change in their lives and in the world around them.
“What is important to know is that doing the work in this book will help you with healing, strengthening your center, holding boundaries, and developing stronger empathic intuition,” writes Wendy. “I want to focus on supporting you to live as an empowered empath so you can ground into who you really are and feel whole as an intuitive being.”
Becoming an Empowered Empath helps readers stop feeling like they are at the mercy of others’ negative energy and empowers them to activate the power of their emotional connection. The deep guided healing journey and practical tools and meditations that Wendy offers lead readers through the process of clearing ancestral karma, contracts, and beliefs so they can release energetic blocks they are holding in their bodies.
About the Author: Wendy De Rosa, renowned spiritual teacher and author, is the founder of The School of Intuitive Studies, she has been helping people develop intuition and experience personal transformation for over two decades. Wendy is a popular faculty member at the Shift Network and has filmed two programs for MindValley’s spiritual growth channel. She lives in Longmont, Colorado. Visit her online at:

Becoming an Empowered Empath by Wendy De Rosa
• 208 pages • $15.95 • ISBN 978-1-60868-719-0
Book Release from New World Library