I Am Here: The Journey from Fear to Freedom

HarperOne. May 2021. 240p. ISBN 9780063027800. $21.99. SELF-HELP
Social media influencer LeMieux (Born To Shine) discusses her own pain and recovery with the goal of helping others to move forward, create meaningful lives, and get unstuck. Defining “stuckness” as being tormented by unlived dreams, unanswered prayers, or fear that life will stay static forever, LeMieux offers three strategies—reframing thoughts, reimagining the future, and reclaiming power—that can open up the possibility of a new future. The reframing section teaches readers to change feelings of powerlessness into bravery, and failure into growth. The reimagining section focuses on “clarity mapping” (a graphic representation of goals and objectives). Finally, “reclaiming power” means affirming that one is a fighter, one is not alone, and one is free.
VERDICT LeMieux combines practical self-talk and motivational principles in a mentor/mentee format. For public libraries updating holdings in this subject area.
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