I first came across Hazel when I interviewed her for a piece I was writing for a national newspaper and found her bright, engaging and funny so I had high hopes for this book. Despite that, it still surpassed my (high) expectations! Using real, relatable examples of problems from her own life and those of her clients, Hazel shows rather than tells the reader how to think differently and to approach everyday issues. Not only is the bookveryeasy to read, whilst also covering a lot of ground (and offering something new on second read, I might add) it also treats the reader like an equal, not a subordinate like so many other self-help books do. Hazel doesn't profess to be a guru, just a really well qualified, articulate person who happens to have been through the immense challenge of boxing world tournaments and chronic fatigue syndrome. It's because she's so upfront about her struggles that we trust her throughout the book and that she's able to inspire with such electric force! This is the most empowering self-help book I've ever read. It well and truly stands up against the self-help giants like Tony Robbins if you ask me.