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Jackie Appleby

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deliberate practice!

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-09-22

This was a tough read to start it felt very academic with lots if stats. It took grit to continue (pun intended) eventually I pushed passed the desire to quit and found the rest if the book insightful and eye opening. This would be another book that should be included in the first time parents bundle!

life-changing read!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-09-22

it took me a while to get into but then the messages became clearer and I ended up not being able to put the book down. Great, easy to follow advice and instructions.

And now for something completely different!

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-08-17

This was a great listen and having Mike narrate it was awesome as he is so animated and passionate. whether the system works or not is in the doing. I'll let you know in 12 months!

I couldn't put it down!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-06-18

2 stories in one. The Galvin Family story was saddening but fascinating at the same time. Questions raised through out around potential causes of the disease, the age old argument of nature vrs nurture. How each of the 14 family members were affected even though only 6 were officially diagnosed.

The story of schizophrenia throughout the 1900's, the various treatment regimes that changed as new research and technology became available and the very sad fact that despite continued work in this field there is still no definitive answer on what causes it or how best to treat it.

The two intertwined stories made this an exceptional read that had me hooked fro. the start!

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Mel delivers again!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-05-07

Great insights, great advice and practical tools that can be applied for almost anyone.

The power of positivity!

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-02-18

learned some great lessons and tools for navigating this thing called life! It is also great to hear Marie's back story.

simple and effective

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-02-18

The principles are simple. It was a little deep and dry and the narrator also felt dry but I feel that added to the overall tone of the book. The content and ideas are easy to understand and make a lot of sense. If only it was as easy to put it all into play.

pleasantly surprised

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-01-12

I usually revolt against motivating, change your life self help books because the authors never seem to live in the real world. However this one resonated with me as Rachel does appear somewhat "normal". Alrhough she still very much squawks the same message if how you and you alone are responsible for your happiness and lifestyle, she does demonstrate how its possible to make small but significant changes even when you feel like you already give everything you've got to your life and those around you.

For anyone who wants to be unstopable

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 2019-09-29

Read to the end. whilst in some areas of the book, Goggins appears to be an egotistical jerk, he overall message comes through loud at clear in the closing chapter...and he did some pretty amazing things along the way!

Hooked me in from the beginning

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-03-10

An easy listen thriller. Decent story line...nothing spectacular but I was pulled in from the get go.