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The Gift
The Gift: 12 Lessons to Save Your Life | Edith Eva Eger
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This practical and inspirational guide to healing from the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The Choice shows us how to stop destructive patterns and imprisoning thoughts to find freedom and enjoy life. Edith Egers powerful first book The Choice told the story of her survival in the concentration camps, her escape, healing, and journey to freedom. Oprah Winfrey says, I will be forever changed by Dr. Egers story. Thousands of people around the world have written to Eger to tell her how The Choice moved them and inspired them to confront their own past and try to heal their pain; and to ask her to write another, more how-to book. Now, in The Gift, Eger expands on her message of healing and provides a hands-on guide that gently encourages us to change the thoughts and behaviors that may be keeping us imprisoned in the past. Eger explains that the worst prison she experienced is not the prison that Nazis put her in but the one she created for herself, the prison within her own mind. She describes the twelve most pervasive imprisoning beliefs she has knownincluding fear, grief, anger, secrets, stress, guilt, shame, and avoidanceand the tools she has discovered to deal with these universal challenges. Accompanied by stories from Egers own life and the lives of her patients each chapter includes thought-provoking questions and takeaways, such as: -Would you like to be married to you? -Are you evolving or revolving? -You cant heal what you cant feel. Filled with empathy, insight, and humor, The Gift captures the vulnerability and common challenges we all face and provides encouragement and advice for breaking out of our personal prisons to find healing and enjoy life.
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Twocougs
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The book I needed right now. Lessons from a Holocaust survivor. Dr.Eger is a healer in ever sense.

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MagdaRosol
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A positively amazing life therapy session at your fingertips.

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squirrelbrain
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#litfortunecookie

Thanks for the tag @KVanRead - a great one this week!

This book is the first one I thought of. The author spent time in Auschwitz as a teenager and is now a 90 year old psychotherapist in the US, using her experience to help others to understand themselves and their lives.

Such a wonderful woman and this book really taught me something too.

Have you played this game yet? @jenniferw88

KVanRead Love that she uses her education to educate and help others. Thanks for playing 😊 2y
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squirrelbrain
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Mini book-haul pre-ordered from my local indie and picked up today. I may also have bought books for upcoming birthday Littens! 😁

I read The Gift as a #netgalley ARC and loved it so decided I wanted a real copy to re-read and reflect.

Dear Life is a memoir from a palliative care nurse and, having recently lost a family member cared for in a Hospice, and now just started a new job in the same Hospice, I wanted to read this to learn more.

Cathythoughts 👍🏻❤️💔 2y
TrishB Lovely 💜 2y
Oryx In a similar vein, I've been recommended this one by a friend, although I haven't read it yet. 2y
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squirrelbrain Thanks @Oryx - sounds good too 👍 2y
rockpools Aw. Edie ❤️ 2y
Caroline2 These both sound really good. And what lovely covers!! 😍 2y
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squirrelbrain
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This is the author‘s follow-up to The Choice, which described her time as a teenager in Auschwitz. Now in her 90s, the author is a psychologist and she describes this book as a ‘self-help‘ book.

I found this really inspiring, with lots of relatable examples, and practical tasks to try at the end of each chapter.

This was a #netgalley ARC but I‘m going to buy the book so I can have a copy on my shelf to refer back to.

kaysworld1 Happy birthday for yesterday 🎉🥳🎂 I hope you liked the card ❤️ 2y
squirrelbrain I did, thank you very much @kaysworld1 😘 2y
EadieB @squirrelbrain Happy Birthday! My birthday is Thursday. ♍️ Virgos are great people who are always right and perfect! lol 2y
squirrelbrain Thank you @EadieB - and you‘re completely right (of course!) - no one else can hope to attain our level of utter perfection! 🤣 2y
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rockpools
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I‘ve just had an email from Edie Eger‘s publisher. They gave me a pencil on my NetGalley review. I‘m ridiculously chuffed!

If any UK folks are interested, she‘s scheduled to be on Newsnight tomorrow (Thursday) - the new book also comes out tomorrow. @squirrelbrain @TrishB @Caroline2 @youneverarrived

tenar Congratulations! Must be a great review! ✏️ 2y
TrishB Oh thanks - will try and remember! 2y
Caroline2 Wow, that‘s great!! Well done! And thanks for letting me know, I‘ll defo check it out. 👍 2y
squirrelbrain Must be a great review! Does that mean that it‘s featured more highly on NetGalley, or are the publishers using your review to promote the book even? 2y
youneverarrived Thank you for the tag I will definitely be watching ♥️ 2y
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rockpools
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Edith Eger is a remarkable human being. Now in her 90s, she survived Auschwitz, and in later life went on to train as a psychologist. Here she shares her wisdom in a self-help book, with stories of how her, her family and her clients have broken through ‘mental prisons‘ and learnt to better appreciate the gift of life. She ends each chapter with a couple of exercises to help change your thinking.

rockpools I read her autobiography, The Choice earlier in the year and really admire her - I think she talks a lot of sense, and I‘m planning to go back and read this more slowly at a later date. I‘m not sure, though, that I‘d have been quite as receptive to what she has to say if I didn‘t already‘know‘ her through her earlier book. Maybe read that first? This was an ARC provided by #RandomHouse via #NetGalley for review (edited) 2y
rockpools And it gets me to 76% (Woohoo!) 2y
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squirrelbrain This is on my #bookspinbingo for September, as I too have the ARC, thanks to you highlighting it to me! Looking forward to it.... 2y
TheAromaofBooks Great review!!! 2y
Cinfhen Sounds really powerful 💕💕💕 2y
rockpools @squirrelbrain It‘s a very quick read, Helen. I still think she‘s fab! 2y
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