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Helen James


How to be the Best You

Helen James

Pugs have been the favorite pets of Chinese Emperors, and even lived with Tibetan Monks, so it’s not surprising they’ve gathered a wealth of wisdom over the centuries.

This delightful, illustrated book will put a smile on everyone’s face. Humorous and beautiful illustrations, combined with words of wisdom from PUG, take readers on an inspirational journey. Who would have thought that PUG stands for Philosophical Universal Guidance?

An excellent gift for all ages, or a fun coffee table item, How To Be The Best You will be loved by millions of people the world over.

Helen James, a native Australian, spent 25 years in the USA where she owned a successful design and wholesale gift company.  During her multi-faceted career she has also worked as a graphic artist, clinical psychologist, corporate consultant & executive.  She has had a life-long interest in what makes people tick

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 203 x 203 mm | Colour | 64 Pages | 


Colin Douglas - Consultant, Facilitator, Coach and Mentor.

"I have decided to use PUG: How to be the Best You as an inspirational aid for my personal and leadership development workshops as well as something to give my coaching clients. I think PUG will help them deal with their personal challenges of life, and provoke thoughts around how we all can be a better and happier person.” Learn more about Colin's workshops here.


Financial Review, December 2017

"Ms James is a real talent and these paintings are a pleasure to browse. There's something about seeing a pug diving with dolphins that makes one forget whatever they might have been worrying about beforehand." - Click here to read more.

Australian Dog Lover, October 2017

"This adult self- help book will delight readers (not just Pug lovers) with its beautiful colourful illustrations and simple thought provoking text." 

Blue Wolf Reviews, October 2017

"Everyone needs this book in their life. It is a wonderful, simple guide to a happy, healthy way of peaceful living. It’s a book that almost needs a hug. The author is to be congratulated on the messages she has to share and the way she has presented it."

Gift Guide, September 2017

"a gorgeous gift book that will appeal to adults who might not usually find themselves drawn to the self-help section"

Foreword Reviews, September 2017

"perfect for dog lovers of all ages who are in need of a little motivation."

Unity Words, September 2017

"This colourful book is perfect for a central location in your home, on the lunchroom table at work or a gift for someone who needs a boost. And, the most wonderful realisation is that this book will be enjoyed by all age groups."

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