You-phoria: The Art of Authenticity

You-phoria: The Art of Authenticity


'You-phoria: The Art of Authenticity': How to live courageously, authentically and seek what your heart desires.

A beautiful book for the mind, heart, eye and soul; fusing storytelling, research and artworks. This book is engaging. From the mirror on the front cover to the colourful artworks throughout, the motivational and informational approach from Gina Haines is different and innovative. It’s not only a great read, that responds well to those who are seeking something more in life, it’s also an immersive and worthwhile experience for all.

You-phoria: The Art of Authenticity' is an award-winning finalist of the 2019 International Book Awards in the Self-Help: Motivational category.

This book is designed to illuminate curiosity and joy, inspire wonder and hope, and ignite your senses as you engage, explore and create your way to a happier and more fulfilling life.

Peeling back the learned aspects of the way you show up in the world can revolutionise how you connect & engage with life & the way it responds. ‘You-phoria: The Art of Authenticity’ explores what it means to be authentic & takes you on an inner journey of self-discovery towards more fulfilment, happiness & joy in your everyday life.

Ignite your courage to BE, DO & LOVE authentically with this limited first-edition reflective guide to inner happiness.

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'You-Phoria: The Art of Authenticity' Book Review - by Ruth Agnew

"Upon first receiving this book, it is immediately apparent this is not your standard self-help manual, destined to gather dust unread in your bookshelf. This strikingly beautiful hardback features a mirror in the cover, meaning the reader is presented with their own image before delving into Gina Haines’ brilliantly accessible inspirational words. From the outset, it is clear that You-phoria: The Art of Authenticity is about you, the reader, and making the person in the mirror enjoy fulfilment, happiness and joy. 

Once I’d actually cracked the spine of You-phoria: The Art of Authenticity, I was charmed by the aesthetics of the page layout. Rather than having to wade through pages of dry text, Haines makes use of easy to read large fonts to separate her ideas into bite sized sections. Bold use of colour and subtle symbology reinforce key ideas, such as the ocean blue background in a chapter that requires deeper philosophical thinking, exploring courage and creating a living theory. 

This isn’t a book to read from start to finish and put away. It works in conjunction with Haines’ online courses, but is written in such a way that a reader can access the life changing lessons and complete practical exercises using the text alone. It would be an excellent resource to keep on hand for emotional support when faced with challenges (or, in Haines’ vernacular, “roadblocks”). Haines’ realistic approach to life acknowledges there will be hard times ahead, and offers relatable, practical advice for moving through these challenges. 

Just as the mirror on the cover suggested, You-phoria: The Art of Authenticity is about you, and your personal path towards a happier, more authentic self. What makes this book stand out from dime-a-dozen self-help paperbacks is the way Haines uses her own journey to highlight how effectively her steps to happiness can be. Personal anecdotes and metaphors she discovers in day to day interactions are woven throughout the practical steps. The accessibility of her prose makes it an easy, enjoyable read, without the complications of new age jargon or unfamiliar vocabulary. 

You-phoria: The Art of Authenticity’s subheading is “How to live courageously, authentically, and seek what your heart desires”. Having read this book, I can truly see that Haines has a gift to help people improve their outlook, and help guide people back towards the pursuit of happiness. It is rare to find true inspiration in the pages of a book, but, as I knew from the minute I set eyes on the cover, You-phoria is different. 

Even the most cynical reader would find inspiration in Haines’ words. For those who are searching for inspiration or have lost the sense of joy in their lives, You-phoria: The Art of Authenticity will help illuminate the path to find your own way."

RUTH AGNEW is a freelance writer and her theatre, film and book reviews have appeared in The Press, Stuff, Theatreview and What’s Up Christchurch. Ruth also has extensive experience in the Christchurch theatre scene, as an actor, director and drama teacher.

What people are saying about 'You-phoria: The Art of Authenticity'

Gina engages minds, hearts, and opens up spirit as she explores how we cultivate the courage, compassion and connection to wake up. Self-knowledge and self-awareness is key to living a joyful and loving life.
— PROFESSOR DEBORAH YOUNG - PhD, EdS, Professor of Education, Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado
This book... is a beautiful exploration of what it means to re-discover your “cosmic twinkle”... so that you can be in a career that feels like play, have relationships that are aligned with your truest heart, and live a joyful life.
— SALLY HOPE, Leader of the Wildheart Revolution.
You-phoria: The Art of Authenticity contains the tools you need to find yourself and understand who you really are, the ‘authentic’ you.
— TREVOR JOHNSTONE, personal trainer, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor.

FARIYA NASEEM read my book,‘You-phoria: The art of Authenticity’, and loved it!

One of my many favourite things that Fariya says in her testimonial is…

This book is for people to find out " they can truly sing the song they were meant to sing..."

WOW! I absolutely LOVE this - it resonates with my core essence and the core essence of my book too!!! I think it is just such a beautiful depiction and I wish I'd thought of it myself!

Thank you Fariya xxx

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