Non Fiction Review: Life Skills 101

Life Skills 101 by Maria Gorina

Life Skills 101: All You Need, But Won’t Learn in School
by Maria Gorina

4 out of 5 stars

This book covers topics such as emotional resilience, relationships, self-esteem, health, managing your time, and reaching your goals. It gives practical advice for navigating common pitfalls of life and being successful and happy in whatever you choose to do.

There are chapters entitled “Who am I?” all about your own principles and habits; “My tools” including advice on critical thinking and budgeting; “My feeling and I” about handling emotions and learning from failure; “Socializing” all about listening, being honest, and public speaking; “Relationships” including how to make friends, work in a team, and understand your parents; “My body and I” all about diet and exercise, how drugs affect the body, and how gadgets will suck away your time and ruin your attention span. And that is only a few of the topics covered in this book!

I love the attractive design of this book! Every page has brightly colored graphics and artwork, and the text is broken up into small paragraphs that are easy to read. It really grabs your attention.

My only issue with this book is that there is no mention of spiritually or morality, without which there can be no happiness or fulfillment in life. It felt like there were pieces missing from the philosophy of living that is presented here.
The book has good common-sense advice, and some great ideas about implementing positive thoughts and good habits in your life. But I personally believe that those ideas will not work if you ignore the fact that you have a soul, from which your personality and principles will all stem.
It is still an excellent book to read though, and has some great ideas!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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