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Posted on February 14, 2020 by Christine Crosby in JOMO, joy, relieve stress, self-care, worries

More Joy, Less Stress – These Three Books Can Help

Reviewer : Jeanette Perkins aka Beeba

Who doesn’t need more joy and less stress in their life? Most self help books will tell you what to do and how to do it. These three books guide you through developing your own plan, whether it is to reduce anxiety, take joy in evenings at home or take better care of yourself.

The Self Care Planner coverThe Self Care Planner

Author: Meera Lester

This planner focuses on self-care and making time for it in your hectic schedule. It includes prompts, reminders, and checklists, so you can make your well-being a top priority.

The planner is divided into three parts for each month.

  • Monthly calendar page for noting reminders
  • The focus or theme for the month
  • Five weekly pages with self-care intentions

You can begin using this planner at any point in time since the calendar pages are blank and will be filled in the month you begin. The monthly focus leads to listing intentions for the month. And the weekly tips reinforce the theme by urging you to list goals for mind, body and spirit and schedule your week to incorporate and achieve these goals.

Some of the monthly focuses include practicing gratitude, connecting with others and adding joy into your life. Set your self-care intentions and make time to achieve them. If you have been craving a way to mindfully concentrate on your whole person, this is the planner for you.


Meera Lester

About the author:

Meera Lester, an internationally published author, has written more than two dozen books, including Sacred TravelsThe Everything Law of AttractionThe Secret Power of You, My Pocket Meditations, and Rituals for Life. After spending time in India in her early twenties, she has been a lifelong practitioner of hatha yoga, Dhyan meditation, and Kundalini Maha Yoga.


The No Worries Workbook coverThe No Worries Workbook

Author: Molly Burford

Worries – everyone has them. Keeping these worries from affecting sleep, relationships and even health can be challenging some times. You tell yourself to stop stressing but sometimes you may need a little help.

The No Worries Workbook is a guide to help deal with fear and uncertainty. The pages are filled with light and fun exercises to do when you feel worry creeping up on you. Some of the activities are designed to occupy your mind like coloring and word searches. You can’t worry while your mind is busy with something else. Other exercises guide you to list your positive traits, track accomplishments or make goals. The book starts with a letter you compose saying goodbye to worry.

This book is small enough to fit in your purse or on your nightstand. That way help is at hand  when you start feeling anxious. Let’s spend this year worrying less and enjoying life more.


Molly BurfordAbout the author:

Molly Burford is a writer, editor, and social media strategist. Her writing has appeared in AllureTeen Vogue, and Thought Catalog, among others. Molly was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and now resides in Denver, Colorado. She loves her family, friends, all dogs, and pasta. Learn more at MollyBurford.com.



JOMO coverJOMO: Celebrate the Joy of Missing Out!

Author: Jessica Misener

JOMO is the opposite of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out). This book encourages us to embrace a night at home and includes over 350 things to do to keep your nights in fun for everyone. The ideas cover a wide range of cost and complexity. There are activities for groups, couples or individuals. Some of the items are free or can be accomplished with things found in your home. But some involve purchasing and planning such as hosting a karaoke night, brewing beer or making your own jewelry.

The suggestions range from very simple (popping bubble wrap) to complex (teach yourself to code). One challenge with the list is it is not organized by category or any other method. If you remember seeing something fun, you will have to page through the whole book until you find what you are looking for. An eclectic collection of joy to assure you won’t ever lack for ideas to fill an evening at home.


Jessica-MisenerAbout the author:

A native of Ohio and Florida, Jessica Misener is a senior editor whose writing has appeared on BuzzFeed, Huffington PostCosmopolitanThe Atlantic, and more. She’s also worked as a T-shirt folder, dry cleaning assistant, grocery store cashier, librarian, and ancient Greek tutor. She lives in San Francisco, where she regularly eats twice her weight in burritos.


Beeba and grands Dec 2019About the reviewer:

Jeanette Perkins is the grandmother of two adorable grandsons. She lives in beautiful St Pete Beach, FL. Jeanette is a product reviewer for GRAND and is looking forward to reviewing lots of new and useful products for all us grandparents.

If you have a product for boomer grandparents and or their grandkids, tell us all about it in an email to editor@grandmagazine.com.


Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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