Kerri Sackville is an Australian author and columnist. She has written extensively for online and print publications including Sunday Life magazine, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, and news.com.au, and has appeared frequently on TV and radio. Kerri is the author of several works of non-fiction and has contributed essays to three anthologies. The Secret Life of You is her fifth book. She has three kids and a recalcitrant cat and lives in Sydn
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 4th April 2023
Everyone who wants to have a “life well lived” should read this book … a masterpiece.’ TRACEY SPICER
Why is it so scary to be alone with your own thoughts?
When columnist and commentator Kerri Sackville decided to stop filling every idle moment with distraction and learn to be comfortable alone, her quality of life soared.
From boosting creativity and productivity, improving self-awareness, building resilience and moral courage, to improving relationships and connection with others, a bit of alone time is vital to well-being. But with smartphones, social media, endless streaming and podcast options, as well as the demands of work, family and friends, spending meaningful time on your own can feel impossible, unnecessary, or even indulgent.
In The Secret Life of You, Sackville analyses society’s attitude towards solitude, identifies the roadblocks in the way to unplugging, contemplates aloneness vs loneliness, and looks at the difference between true connection and mere connectivity. Finally, she provides practical advice on how to become comfortable in your own company, in order to enjoy – and even cherish – time alone.
‘For those burned out by busyness and connectedness, this book is life-changing.’ GINGER GORMAN
‘Sackville pops. Her gaze is sharp and her wit crackling … [she] has mustered a revolution of one and it is gorgeous to behold.’ RICK MORTON
‘As brilliant as it is thoughtful, Sackville’s The Secret Life of You is filled with surprises and insights that inspire and motivate.’ PETER FITZSIMONS