It's Cool to be Conscious
I will admit that I was dubious about reading this book. I haven't been into sport since high school and have never followed AFL. The author of this book is an A-grade AFL (Australian Football League) player, and sporting culture is just really something I cannot relate to at this point in my life. I guess I was a bit judgy too, thinking that it would be about a footy star trying to tell the kids to "be cool, don't take drugs". Once I got over that and thought about the fact that I don't know this guy, and who knows, maybe I'll actually enjoy his book, I was able to step out of my comfort-box and learn.
As it happens, and generally does, I really liked the book! Harry, born Harritia moved to Australia with his family as a child. His mother always taught him to believe in himself, which is what he says allowed him and gave him the courage to pursue his dreams. The book is broken into four pillars, and in each he shares personal stories, teachings and facts about how we can be more mindful. It's Cool to be Conscious does an excellent job of outlining how we can be more mindful in everyday life and why it is so essential to be. I truly learnt a range of skills, and I'm even trying one out today; live as though today was your last. Harry also goes a lot into the importance of trying new things and stepping out of the familiar. Ironically, that is exactly what I had to do in order to give myself the chance to read and learn from his book.
Genre: Non Fiction/Self Growth/Biography
Acquired from: Hay House Australia
*I received this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are entirely my own*