Superstar Demi Lovato has remained in the spotlight for a long period of time, since her days on the Disney Channel. Though her career has skyrocketed, she has also endured many personal struggles along the way. Her book of affirmations, titled Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year, was her first book released on November 19, 2013 as part of a two-book deal with Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of the publishing company, Macmillan. As described by Macmillan, the book is "a powerful 365-day collection of Demi's most honest, brave, and hopeful insights," featuring "her own words, with quotes that inspire her, as well as personal reflections and goals."
It reached to the No. 38 spot on USA Today's Best-Selling Books list and was transpired from Lovato's inspirational tweets, in which she sends to over twenty million followers. The book's affirmations are explained by Lovato, along with a goal for the day. Inspirational phrases include:
- "You are beautifully and wonderfully made."
- "One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things."
- "Every life has a purpose. Share your story and you may help someone find their own."
Staying Strong "kind of reads my mind a little bit. Each relates to the day, and just reminds me to be thankful for what I have," Lovato commented. Back in 2010, she sought treatment in a rehabilitation facility for an eating disorder and has continued to speak out about her personal struggles with addiction and self-harm. In her recent book, she discussed those issues. "Self-harm, eating disorders, addiction, and mood disorders are things that people aren't always open about. But it's so important that someone starts talking about these issues so that those who are struggling know that there is help out there." Lovato has also been involved with anti-bullying charities and currently is a judge on the X-Factor and an actress on Glee.
Yet, Lovato plans on going into great detail about her addiction in her forthcoming memoir. Lovato stated, "I'm nervous to share my story. But the last time I did, people were really respectful and nobody judged me. Sometimes I have to ask myself, 'How honest do I really want to be with this book.' But I think I'm going to do it. I think I'm going to go for it.". She will truly and deeply express her battles with substance abuse, and how she overcame and continues to overcome those struggles, "like a skyscraper."
From her home in Los Angeles, Lovato said, "To me, staying strong is really important. A lot of people have faith, have hope, but now what? How do you continue to be strong? It's about doing things daily and taking care of yourself, and I wanted to show my fans what helped me."
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