Be You, Only Better



Kristi Hugstad

New World Library

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Trade paperback
224 pages

Real-Life Self-Care for Young Adults

  • Daily practices to create whole-self well-being for the young adults who are struggling in the present and are vital to our future
  • Easy-to-implement techniques designed and written for young people — and for the parents, caregivers, and teachers striving to help them develop a lifelong mindset of hope and happiness
  • Highlights five key areas of self-care: physical, mental, emotional, social, and financial
  • The author is a certified health educator and grief-recovery specialist who works with teens in high schools, colleges, and community centers
  • Hugstad is a popular blogger for the Huffington Post, Elephant Journal, and The Mighty

    While young adulthood has always been about more than first love, growing independence, and increasing personal freedom, today’s challenges are unprecedented: global health and climate crises, economic roller coasters, pressure to excel in school and pay for college, and social media that can magnify, distort, and spread any- thing and everything. The results are epidemic levels of depression, PTSD, self-harm, and substance abuse. The science- and experience- backed tools Kristi Hugstad offers in response allow young people to cope in the moment, construct a resilient foundation, and em- power the emergence of their optimal self. Each practice — such as journaling, getting enough sleep and exercise, embracing nature, managing time and money, and practicing gratitude, mindfulness, and optimism is illustrated by the story of a real young person and affirmed by state-of-the-science research. Never speaking down to young adults, Hugstad, who has experienced depression, grief, and trauma herself, writes in a peer-to-peer way that makes this a wonderfully accessible lifeline and a realistically inspiring

Kristi Hugstad

KRISTI HUGSTAD is a certified grief recovery specialist and a grief and loss facilitator for re- covering addicts at South Coast Behavioral Health. She frequently speaks at high schools and is the host of The Grief Girl podcast and talk radio show. Her book What I Wish I’d Known ad- dresses the suicide of her husband. She lives in Orange County, California. NANCY GUERRA, EDD, is a professor of psychological science and the dean of the School of Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine. She lives in Orange County, California.
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