No Plaid Suits
How Not to Have a Boring, Normal Life
by Amrita Rose
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Pub Date 15 Nov 2022 | Archive Date 12 Dec 2022
A self-help book for people who want to build personal resilience, have more adventures and feel more confident in their life without taking a million classes or watching a zillion videos.
In this sparkling how-to guide, accomplished life and career coach Amrita Rose gives you the low-down on everything from how to schedule your time or create a meal from “nothing”, to ending any relationship and dealing with grief. Easy exercises, inspiring tales and humorous advice from someone who’s been there, helping you to:
Build resilience, feel confident and laugh a whole lot more.
Discover the kind of home and career that makes your heart sing, right now.
Experience adventure, laughter and fun in life while creating true success.
A Note From the Publisher
Amrita skillfully weaves her deep knowledge of Yogic Science, Pranayama, various forms of meditation, along with a background in education, clinical mental health, Positive Psychology and more esoteric mindful and spiritual practices. She developed one of the most highly regarded yoga and meditation programs for in-patient mental health clinics and notable lowered the return rate of patients by more than 50% in the first year.
Doing her best writing while camping, hiking, and cabin-sitting, or perched atop a coffee-shop stool or a rocky moun-tain, Amrita loves to educate and inspire…motivating readers to be bold and dive into the work of honest transformation in their lives. She offers lived experience and wisdom garnered from hard work, and taking a no B.S. approach to herself and to life in general and encourages clients and readers to do the same!
“A holistic, soul enriching, and no B.S. invitation to nourish the mind, body, and spirit. Amrita’s honesty, refreshing humor, and expertise reminds us that we are already whole as we take the leap towards accessible and achievable steps towards resilience.”
– Heather Ridge, M.S., Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
“A joyful read and delightful tool for living your most-longed-for-life. Filled with hard-earned wisdom, practical life hacks, and much heart, this book sweetly reminds us that our choices create our lives.”
– Marissa Ferkovich, Artist, USMC Veteran, Elder Millennial
“A guide for anyone who desires to break free of the ‘box.’ Amrita combines professional knowledge of positive psychology with the wisdom of a diversified and fearless life. …An inspiring, holistic, and accessible masterwork…instilling courage in the reader and offers practical steps for true change.”
– Scott Foy, PhD, Computational Biologist
“With this book of personal reminiscence and universal advice, Amrita Rose delivers the kind of useful life skills one expects in a self help book through the clear language and resonant story-telling of modern memoir. Buy the book for solid guidance; read it for an exquisite literary experience.”
- Dylan Brody, Author, Playwright, Film-maker, Author of The Modern Depression Guidebook
"Reading this book was therapeutic and assuring. The author’s words and her sense of humor made No Plaid suits: How not to have a Boring Normal Life an extraordinary read."
"Libraries looking for self-help books that go beyond giving advice to encourage readers to step into their individual needs and talents will find No Plaid Suits lends to book club discussion as well as individual enlightenment; especially for new adults on the cusp of leaving the nest."
-D. Donovan, Sr. Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
"Insightful and encouraging—No Plaid Suits guides you toward self-fulfilling choices and living the life you desire"
-Independent Book Review
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Thanks to NetGalley, Amrita Rose, and the publisher for this ARC! I enjoyed this book. It was filled with some actual concrete tips (I loved the section on cooking!) interspersed with the author's own life experiences. Some of the essays were short (half a page), but that didn't really lessen the impact or the pacing of the book. The tips at the end of almost every essay were a nice summation, and the book was organized well. I enjoyed the essays on relationships, especially the ones that emphasized the relationship with the Self, and the exercises included in some parts were helpful. Overall, a nicely written book that I enjoyed reading.
A selection of great reminders in easily digestible essays. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for a review.
I read quite a lot of self-help books and I have to say I savoured this one because I was enjoying it so much! The insights were relevant to my day to day light, the advice excited me and the writing kept me interested. There's so much advice that each reader will inevitably find some parts more useful than others - but I really do thing most will find a significant amount of value in this book. Congrats to the author!
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