Pre-Order Giveaway from Me and Dover Publications!


At the age of thirty-four, journalist Jacqueline Raposo finds herself sick, single, broke, and wandering in a fog. Despite decades of discipline, her chronic illness is getting worse. Despite hosting a radio show about dating, she hasn't been in love in years. And despite a successful writing career, she's deeply in debt. Weary of trying to solve her problems by adding things to her life, she attempts the opposite and subtracts some of her most constant habits—social media, shopping, sugar, and negative thoughts—for periods of thirty to ninety days over the course of one year.

In this intimately curated search for self-improvement (a quest that readers can easily personalize for themselves), Raposo confesses to the sometimes violent and profound shifts in her social interactions, physical health, and sense of self-worth. With the input of doctors, psychologists, STEM experts, and other professionals, she offers fascinating insights into how and why our brains and bodies react as they do to our habits. She also sheds light on the impact of our everyday choices on our mental state. Part memoir, part case study, this book offers you an inspiring example of how to forge your own journey, expose your wounds, and help yourself heal.

Preorder Special: 

Pre-order your book today and receive a FREE downloadable self-care guide by Jacqueline Raposo:

Why do we fall into ruts of habit? Why do we feel so lost to the intangible concept of time? Why is it so important to shake up our self-care routine?

We often have more of a choice in how we perceive time and in how we fill it than we think we do. But it helps to have a little background knowledge in where our brain's wiring holds us back and where it can help us to self-betterment success. In this guide to shifting our clocks towards self-care, we run through kind, quick ways to define and let go of daily tasks that aren't serving us very well so to bring in self-care that best serves us that very day. With resources from professionals in the fields of psychology, neurology, design, and wellness plus insight from the creative community, this workbook helps you "go without" to "go within."

You will also receive an exclusive, 20% discount coupon to use at

Hurry, this special offer ends October 15, 2018. 

Complete the form at Dover Publications to enter.