One of Jess’ friends sent her this snap of our books in Greek, taken in a Greek bookshop! This is ridiculously exciting – I didn’t realise the translations were out and about already. If you see any on your travels please let me know.
Last year I was invited to warble about my career at my old home-away-from-home, Birmingham University. The talk was called ‘Being a Cosmo Columnist and other stories’ and was about how I started in journalism, how I got the writing gigs I did and how I got my book deal. The good people who organised the shindig recorded theContinue reading “My Birmingham University talk (video)”
Great to see Foyles have featured our books as part of their ‘This Book Will Save Your Life’ campaign!
It’s all too easy to forget that how you feel emotionally is actually important. That might sound ridiculous, but when was the last time you thought, ‘Why do I feel down/angry/anxious/worried and how can I stop it?’ Often it’s easier to just accept those feelings as inevitable byproducts of a busy life without digger deeper.Continue reading “Download your own Mind Map: a simple way to understand your mood”
I’ve updated the books’ press page so now you can read all the features, articles and extracts that have been published on the series in the last month. Here I’ve selected some of my favourites that you might like to peruse – just click on the image and you’ll be redirected to a PDF or theContinue reading “Read features on the books in YOU, Stylist, Look, Cosmo, MSN and Huff Post”
Jess and I (the wondrous Dr Jessamy Hibberd with whom I have written This Book Will) penned a blog together about New Year resolutions and how to keep them (which you can read on our site jessamyandjo.com). I was going to re-post it here, but then realised it’s probably too late as pretty much everyoneContinue reading “How to make genuinely achievable goals in 2014”
Today (Jan 6) is the official launch day for the books I co-authored with clinical psychologist Dr Jessamy Hibberd: This Book Will Make You Happy/Calm/Sleep/Confident! (This may explain that distant whooping sound you can hear in the distance.) You can find them in lots of bookshops (including Foyles and lots of independents) and online. They areContinue reading “My books are out now!”
I have co-authored a series of self-help books with the amazing clinical psychologist Dr Jessamy Hibberd that is available to buy now! (Have a gander at them online at Amazon,Waterstones and Foyles or visit any number of bookshops.) There are four in the collection: This Book Will Make You Happy/Calm/Sleep/Confident. Based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy they’re accessible, practical and immediate. No fluffyContinue reading “This Book Will Make You Happy/Calm/Confident/Sleep”
If you’re one of those people who habitually puts stuff off, humming loudly with your fingers in your ears instead of facing what you have to do, then chances are you’re probably in the midst of a Grade A Christmas freak-out right about now. Having promised yourself you’d be more organised this year and despiteContinue reading “Stop procrastinating and get on with Christmas (and everything else!)”
Ah, Christmas. It’s pretty hard not to get excited with the tree sparkling and your stomach making dubious noises from all the mince pies you’ve thrown down both your throat and your festive jumper. However, as amazing, wonderful and air-punchingly lovely as Christmas can be, it can also be a time of immense pressure. Let’sContinue reading “How to stay calm at Christmas”