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review 2017-02-15 08:23
Tree of Life
Tree of Life - Nataša Pantović Nuit

spiritual poetry quote from tree of life

Source: artof4elements.com/entry/43/tree-of-life
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review 2017-02-15 06:54
Tree of Life Spiritual Poetry
Tree of Life - Nataša Pantović Nuit

Author: Nataša Pantović Nuit

Series: Alchemy of Love Mindfulness Training (Book 9)

Paperback: 90 pages

Publisher: Artof4Elements; first edition

Publication Date: February 14, 2017

Language: English

ISBN-10: 9995754134
ISBN-13: 978-9995754136

Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches

Available through Amazon

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review 2017-02-10 17:19
Extraordinary Advice!

Jessica Herrin does a wonderful job of giving the best advise for anyone trying to achieve anything. It is an inclusive self-help book that can be used in any situation, whether it is deciding what to do in your career life, or even if it is to get back into shape after the long holiday feasts. 


I am certainly not one to read these types of books, but this is one of the only books I will keep and buy as gifts for others to have. 

 

I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.

 

Adria

 

 

Find Your Extraordinary: Dream Bigger, Live Happier, and Achieve Success on Your Own Terms - Jessica DiLullo Herrin 

 

https://www.amazon.com/Find-Your-Extraordinary-Happier-Achieve/dp/1101905948 

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review 2017-02-02 21:00
Joyful: A Truthful Guide To Finding Peace and Living a Fulfilling Life
Joyful: A Truthful Guide To Finding Peace And Living A Fulfilling Life - Toks Adebiyi

Title: Joyful: A Truthful Guide To Finding Peace and Living a Fulfilling Life
Author: Toks Adebiyi
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
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"Joyful: A Truthful Guide To Finding Peace And Living A fulfilling Life" by Toks Adebiyi

My Thoughts.....

Quite a interesting quick read where the first part of the book was about the author's life and the other half of the read was divided life's lessons in putting the joy into ones everyday situation. I enjoy this author fascinating story of when he was in Lagos, Nigeria and that whole experience showing the difference from being materialistic as well as successful. In the end if one really loves himself that will seem to give one the feeling of joy rather than having all of the stress in ones daily life.

From the read one will be definitely be directed to the fact that 'Joy is not find in materialistic things but within us.' This is a christian read for anyone who maybe interested in wanting to have a better quality of life as the author points to the power of God being our source of our the joy that is already within. The reader will be drawn into this read being able to look at things somewhat differently and with that being able to ignore many outside stressful pressures. In the end the novel "Joyful" gives one a wonderful guide, enjoyable read and most of all a inspirational look at how to succeed and have a quality life.

 

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review 2017-01-29 16:16
Be a Writer that You already are
Robot Coconut Trees: Break Through Writer's Block, Unleash Your Creative Voice, and Become the Writer You Already Are - Kelsey Horton

* I have received this book through Goodreads Giveaways and I will be leaving my honest and heartfelt opinion on it.

 

** Note: I apologise for the delay in posting my review but I didn't wish to do it in a hurry so I took my time, re-read some chapters, put a lot of sticky notes throughout and focused on some exercises so I can fully grasp and appreciate this work that I so kindly received from its author.

 


I will start by saying that 'Robot Coconut Trees' is the perfect title for this book. Everyone who has read it will appreciate it tremendously. And I love the cover, it is full of colour, full of inspiration... full of life.

 

This book is an inspirational, spiritual, self-help type of a book in which the writer, Kelsey Horton, helps all of us, her readers, to unleash our creative voices and to become Writers that we already are. But this book is not just that, it's very difficult to put books like this in strictly labelled boxes because this book grows and expands from chapter to chapter and teaches us not just how to become writers but also how to love and accept ourselves as we are, to get involved in our communities more, to put our hearts out there and to be ready to receive all the good and bad that could come from it.

 

When it comes to helping us in our becoming a writer process, despite having exercises and advices, this book focuses more on breaking through our inner restraints and learning how to accept that we already are writers rather than giving us more technical advice on the process itself. In my opinion, this doesn't take away anything from the book itself because there are plenty of people out there - myself included- who do need to hear this and who do need help with unleashing ourselves because we think that the world doesn't need our boring stories or our uninteresting mundane books. This is the book which I would recommend to people to start with so they can be in a right state of mind before they set out on that journey which will not only make them better writers but better and more fulfilled people in general.

 

 

"We read and write to cling to a flickering hope that someone out there feels the same clatter of discordant emotions that we do. We toss our words out to the sea and beg for someone to identify with what we are saying and break through the isolation."

 

 

And this, along with many other thoughts and statements like this one, is something that has helped me see, really see. I am a very realistic type of a person, with somewhat of a negative outlook on the world and mankind and the future before us. But seeing so many of my doubts and negative thoughts clearly reflected and dealt with in this book has helped me realise... I am not alone. I am not the only one who thinks like that or who feels this way. There is someone out there who understands that part of me and who has been in the same spot on this journey of self-realisation that I am right now. And I felt - liberated. Because I see this isn't the end, this isn't how I will always be like if I dare to step out of my little dark corner and share my thoughts and fears and desires with the world.

 

I have been on the similar path that the author has been on. I was a creative child, my work has been published in magazines for children, I wrote poems, I loved seeing my thoughts take solid form as I wrote them down on a piece of paper. But the world has a knack for keeping us down, confining us all in the same safe little fake lives that others expect from us to have (like adults saying that writing isn't a real job right before you need to choose your college and direction in life) and smothering our creativity until it all becomes acceptably grey and unnoticeable. And many people will stay safe in those little bubbles going through life without even noticing the change of colours around them. But there are those who at some point in their lives realise that basic truth that they are different, that they are unique, that they are colourful and that they don't want quiet and safe, they want exciting and heartfelt and unruly and amazing and heartbreaking and tearful... but real, emotional, ever-changing path that will lead them to greatness.

 

The only problem I could see some people having with this book is that it is fairly repetitive. And I do admit that sometimes it is. But I will argue that it needs to be. Because the author is doing her best to reach our inner writers, our inner shining marvels, and she can't do that if she lets her words fall flat saying them once just for the sake of having it in there. She needs to repeat her convictions and encouragements and advices and positive thoughts so it will get through to us, so that it will break down our walls and touch our hearts.

 

On a final note, I will leave you all with a beautiful thought from our dear author which I have read many times over and which has made me a much happier me.

 

 

"This Universe is not a withholding universe: we can't 'blow it', we can't 'miss our chance' or 'throw that opportunity away' or fall prey to any other slew of imaginary failure stories. If we miss the boat once, a new boat will come around again - our boat this time, the boat that is a little more perfect for us. The boat we should have taken all along."

 


* This review has also been posted on my Goodreads page:  https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1895799646

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