18 January 2021

Tuesday’s Titles with Nicola O’Neill 2021

Edith Eger is an eminent psychologist and one of the few remaining Holocaust survivors old enough to remember life in the camps. “Even in hell, hope can flower”. I read “The Gift” in two days and was so captured I immediately bought “The Choice” which was also devoured in two days. I do not think I have ever had books with so many notes and dog ears to highlight the words of wisdom that I wanted to remember.

The Choice by Edith Eger

In “The Choice”, Edith tells her life story, which is a life story of courage, positivity, and triumph. You are transported into her journey, particularly as she highlights what the experience has taught her and how she uses those lessons to enhance her life and the lives of so many around her.

Click here to find ‘The Choice’ from Eason’s

The Gift by Edith Eger

“The Gift” is truly a gift, as Edith presents her life experiences and lessons, into principles and techniques that we can all use to enrich why we are and who we are.

She calls them the 12 lessons to save your life, here are some of my favourites:

  • When you change your life, it is not to become “the new you”, but to become “the real you”
  • Instead of asking “Why me?” ask “What now?”
  • What you pay attention to grows stronger
  • Grief can be an invitation to revisit our priorities
  • Our best teachers can be the most toxic and obnoxious people in our lives; ask “What are you here to teach me?”

Click here to find ‘The Gift’ at Eason’s