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Goodbye, October

Let’s say goodbye to the month that has been and get ready for the next with a roundup of 10 questions, recommended reading, and fun/useful links.

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The Year of You: 365 Journal Writing Prompts for Creative Productivity by Hannah BraimeHello! How has your month been? I’ve been busy finishing up my next book, The Year of You: 365 Journal Writing Prompts for Creative Self-Discovery. The book is an invitation to discover more about yourself, become more conscious about what you want, and create a rich and fulfilling life through one journaling prompt a day. The Year of You provides you with 365 structured journaling prompts to explore the most important areas of your life, from identity, health, and relationships, to money, career, and the future.  A couple of updates to share with you today:

  1. The Kindle version is available for pre-order now for a special price of £0.99 (this will rise once the book is released on 17th November).
  2. I am looking for a few reviewers; if you would like a free copy in exchange for committing to leave an honest review on Amazon and/or Goodreads, please get in touch here (you are also most welcome to buy the book and leave a review too!)
  3. I’ll also be sharing a paperback version you can write in soon, so if that interests you stay tuned! The proof copy is in the post now and, all being well, will hopefully be available later this month.

Journaling has been a steadfast tool for my own personal growth, and this book comes out of my own experience of how powerful a daily journaling practice can be. I hope it serves you on your journey!

10 Questions for you


  1. What is your favourite memory from October?
  2. What was challenging this month?
  3. And what did you learn as a result of that challenge?
  4. What did you read, watch, and listen to this month?
  5. Who were your favourite people to connect with this month?


  1. What would you like to do with the last 8~ weeks of this year?
  2. What would you like to learn more about during November?
  3. What will you do for fun this month?
  4. What is one area of your life you’d like to pay more attention to during November?
  5. Complete this sentence: “A fulfilling November will include…”

Articles of the Month

If someone is angry at your boundaries, it’s their problem, not yours

A lazy person’s guide to happiness

Do you know if you’re taking care of yourself?

I’ve never had any desire to reach the top. Why is this a taboo admission?

5 steps to up your personal dignity quotient

25 self-care ideas for exhausted parents

Quote of the Month

Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they're finished. - Daniel Gilbert“Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they’re finished.” – Daniel Gilbert

Book of the Month

Your True You Journey: What to Do When Life Stops Working by Kendra TannerYour True You Journey: What to Do When Life Stops Working by Kendra Tanner is an 8-week self-guided journey into deepening your authenticity and living as the truest version of yourself. Completing a lesson each day, Kendra uses insights from her own experience, powerful questions, and journaling prompts to help you cultivate greater self-awareness, self-acceptance, and the courage to show up as your true self.

Kendra is a previous guest on the Becoming Who You Are podcast (here and here). She is someone who clearly walks the walk, and her passion for helping others do the same shines through!

Resource of the Month

Join the Becoming Who You Are Advent CalendarThe Becoming Who You Are Advent Calender is a set of 25 prompts leading up to Christmas. It’s a review of the year that has been and an opportunity to dream and scheme for the year to come. It’s a chance for you to add some reflective time to a busy period and create space to consciously evaluate 2017 while exploring what you want from 2018.

With the prompts, you’ll also receive a weekly suggestions for activities and practices that will help you stay connected to yourself.

The calendar series starts on 1st December. It’s free to register and much better for you than chocolate, so I hope you’ll join us in bidding adieu to 2017 and laying some solid intentional groundwork for the next 12 months.

In case you missed it: on Becoming Who You Are this month

Moving Through Fear and Self-Criticism Towards Action {guest post by Esha}

7 Non-Physical Things to Declutter for a More Tranquil Life

Inspiring Brené Brown Quotes from Braving the Wilderness (& a Review)

The 7 Stages of Personal Growth {guest post by Chris}

Wishing you a wonderful November!


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