March 29, 2013

Faeryland by John Matthews

Faeryland by John Matthews is a magical book about faeries that enchants the reader from the first page to the very last. Open up this book, and take a trip to Faeryland.

Book Description
The author of Abrams’ How to See Faeries (with Brian Froud) opens the land of faerie to all readers. The book provides a broad overview of faeries, including a Who’s Who of Faeries; Good Faeries vs. Bad Faeries; Faerie Courts; Faerie Spells; and Faerie Sightings. Faeries of the British Isles as well as those of Scandinavia, Germany, North America, and even the Asian, Arabic, and African worlds are discussed. Matt Dangler and other contemporary fantasy artists bring the land of faerie to life alongside such fine artists as William Blake, Henry Fuseli, and J. M. W. Turner. Faeryland contains an envelope of faerie photos to use as postcards; an invitation from Puck to a Faerie Ball; a 19th-century faerie pull-out map (currently housed in the Library of Congress!) and more.” – Faeryland

My Thoughts
Faeryland is a beautiful book about faeries. As someone who loves faeries (no matter how you choose to spell it), I collect everything about faeries that I can. This is one of the books that I truly love that focuses on all things fae. So, if you love faeries as much as I do, or perhaps you know someone who does, this is a must-get book!

So, what makes this book so awesome? The artwork is my favorite part to the book. It is in full color, the cover is sparkly, and all of the artwork features faeries and faery landscapes. The parts of the book that are interactive is also fabulous. You get an invitation to the Faerie Ball from Puck, faerie photos, faery map, and more. The history of faeries and information about the different types was well researched, and is a joy to read. I highly recommend it for everyone fascinated by faeries and want to take a trip to Faeryland.

* Thank you to the publisher of Faeryland, Abrams, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

March 28, 2013

Learning Lenormand by Marcus Katz and Tali Goodwin

Learning Lenormand by Marcus Katz and Tali Goodwin covers the history of the Lenormand cards, and also teaches the reader how to use them. The authors cover all aspects of the cards that a beginner to master reader would need to know.

Book Description
The Lenormand deck is a traditional French fortune-telling deck dating back to about 1850. It uses thirty-six cards, each with a symbolic image. This is the first comprehensive English workbook that explains its history, how to choose a deck, and how to use it for both fortune-telling and personal insight. It features the authors’ signature methods of skill development and card-reading techniques to answer any question. This is the first well-researched book that fully explains and teaches the correct and unique methods of using the cards.” – Learning Lenormand

My Thoughts
Learning Lenormand does in fact teach the beginner quite a lot about Lenormand cards. I would even bet that people who have been using them for years could learn a thing or two from reading this book. It is well researched, and fun to read. It is also an excellent reference book when learning how to give readings.

As someone who hasn’t ever read this style of cards before, I was fully mesmerized by learning about it, and want to buy a new deck to try it out ASAP. I’ve used plenty of different style of tarot and oracle cards, and is just something I am excited to use, hopefully soon.

If you want to learn how to read Lenormand cards, this is the guidebook you are looking for!

* Thank you to the publisher of Learning Lenormand, Llewellyn, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

Devil in the Delta by Rich Newman

Devil in the Delta by Rich Newman is a real life ghost hunting case the author experienced that is more terrifying than even he could have imagined. This paranormal investigator shares with us what a real case is like when investigating the paranormal – and it may not be what you originally thought.

Book Description
When author Rich Newman first arrives at the battered doublewide trailer deep in the Mississippi Delta, it’s clear that this is no ordinary haunting. Called from Memphis to assist a local ghost hunting team, Newman’s investigation of the Martin house has become his most terrifying and mysterious case. What starts out as a malicious assault manifesting as deep rumbling sounds quickly spirals into a story of obsession, possession, witchcraft, and murder. When the evidence becomes overwhelming, long-buried memories from Newman’s own past come back to haunt him—memories he’d rather forget. Collecting physical evidence, researching the violent history of the property, and sorting through the spiritual implications of demons, Newman’s investigation of the Martin house is unlike any other.” – Devil in the Delta

My Thoughts
Devil in the Delta is a truly great read about the paranormal. As a paranormal investigator myself, I can confirm that the author knows what he is talking about, and the book isn’t a whole lot of fluff of a ghost story to sell a book. This is the real deal, and he tells what being a real ghost hunter is actually like.

I enjoyed reading this book, and many of the things that happened to the author in it throughout the case, I was thinking back on similar cases and clients I dealt with as a paranormal investigator. Not to give anything away in the book, but trust me when I say it is not like the paranormal shows on TV. All spirits are not the same, there are many different types of hauntings, and not all clients want the same type of resolution to their “problem” with spirits. The key to a good investigator or team is to know what you are dealing with spirit-wise, and also client-wise. Newman figured out how to detect both, making him a paranormal investigator I’d be glad to investigate with anytime.

If you enjoy learning more about the paranormal, or perhaps you just like a good ghost story, this is a book you’ll enjoy reading, too. If you are considering becoming a paranormal investigator, consider this a book you need to read before finding a team to join. I highly recommend it.

* Thank you to the publisher of Devil in the Delta, Llewellyn, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

March 27, 2013

Discovering the Medium Within by Anysia Kiel

Discovering the Medium Within by Anysia Kiel is the story of how the author dealt with becoming a psychic medium, and perhaps the journey to becoming one, too. This book covers her personal stories, and also helps guide you to discover your own medium within.

Book Description
Anysia Kiel invites us to witness the wondrous, dramatic, and truly beautiful moments that have shaped her life as a psychic medium. Her powerful life story—communicating with deceased family members and friends to bring comfort, healing, and peace to the living—will inspire you to embark on your own journey of psychic awakening.
Seeing spirits everywhere—in her bedroom at night, on buses and streets, and in graveyards—was terrifying for young Anysia. Then one day her own grandmother in spirit reached out to her, giving Anysia the strength and courage to begin a journey of self discovery that forever changed her life. Discover how she learns, with help from her spirit guides, how to develop and control her profound gift for spirit communication and energy healing. Her touching story, filled with miraculous spiritual encounters, concludes with Anysia’s personal techniques for psychic development to help you reunite with your own loved ones in spirit.” – Discovering the Medium Within

My Thoughts
This book is filled with the author’s personal experiences and discovery of her inner medium, but it is also a teaching tool for people dealing with the same type of paranormal activity. There are also very helpful chapters on meditation, psychic senses, how to contact your guides, communicating with passed-on loved ones, and space clearing.

Discovering the Medium Within is a great read for anyone interested in the paranormal field. It would also make an excellent gift for someone struggling with spirits around them, to help guide them on what to do to control the situation. I definitely recommend this for anyone interested in the subject, and those who can see, hear, or sense spirits – or want to.

* Thank you to the publisher of Discovering the Medium Within, Llewellyn, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

Astrology for Writers by Corrine Kenner

Astrology for Writers by Corrine Kenner is a book for writers that need a little bit of help in the creativity department from time to time. This book guides you on how to use astrology to create characters, and essentially entire stories based off of astrology.

Book Description
Build your storytelling from the cosmic drama of the stars! The nighttime sky inspires writers and astrologers alike to spin stories on the strands of starlight. Discover inspiration for your creative writing in Astrology for Writers, an essential guide filled with exercises for character creation, techniques for constructing plotlines and setting, and much more.
Begin your creative journey with an introduction to the planets, the twelve signs of the Zodiac, the twelve houses of the horoscope, and other astrology basics. Learn how to develop unique characters based on mythic archetypes, how to use astrological imagery and symbolism for your descriptions and dialogue, and how to put theory into practice with writing prompts and samples.” – Astrology for Writers

My Thoughts
Astrology for Writers is a book that teaches about astrology and also gives creative guidance to writers and artistic visionaries as well. The basics such as the planets, the signs of the Zodiac, and houses of the horoscope are covered on a basic knowledge. It is enough information to help with understanding how to use astrology for writers at least. If you want to learn more about astrology in a more in-depth manner, there are many other books available for that.

I really enjoyed reading this book because it taught me more about astrology, and of course how to use it with writing. As a Leo writer, I found that many of the things mentioned in my chapter about Leos are quite true. I like to write about hobbies (and other things I enjoy), and I’m direct and to the point in writing. I also noticed that my families and friends are generally like their astrological sign as well. I’ll be using this guide for future stories when doing character creation. It is truly a great reference for inspiration and creativity for writers. I highly recommend it.

* Thank you to the publisher of Astrology for Writers, Llewellyn, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

Future Primal by Louis G. Herman

Future Primal by Louis G. Herman is a book that encourages us to move forward, by reflecting on our collective history. The current way our society is going will not sustain everyone at the pace it is on. However, we can change this! Political philosopher, Louis G. Herman shares and teaches us about that, and so much more in this book.

Book Description
How should we respond to our converging crises of violent conflict, political corruption, and global ecological devastation? In this sweeping, big-picture synthesis, Louis G. Herman argues that for us to create a sustainable, fulfilling future, we need to first look back into our deepest past to recover our core humanity. Important clues for recovery can be found in the lives of traditional San Bushman hunter-gatherers of South Africa, the closest living relatives to the ancestral African population from which all humans descended. Their culture can give us a sense of what life was like during the tens of thousands of years when humans lived in wilderness, without warfare, walled cities, or slavery. Herman suggests we draw from the experience of the San and other earth-based cultures and weave their wisdom together with the scientific story of an evolving universe to help create something radically new — an earth-centered, planetary politics with the personal truth quest at its heart.” – Future Primal

My Thoughts
Future Primal is the type of book that leaves you feeling hopeful for the future, and also teaches you about life in ways that you didn’t expect. This book covers a wide range of cultures, historical periods, and disciplines to answer the big questions in life such as “Where are we?”, “Where do I come from?” and “Where should we be going?”

Louis G. Herman is the type of college professor I wish I had. Thankfully he wrote this book for everyone to read that truly makes it feel like he taught you, and is something that is very affordable for everyone to benefit from reading. This is college textbook quality learning at bargain discounts, people! Actually, it is better than textbooks because it isn’t likely to make you fall asleep reading. I highly recommend it.

* Thank you to the publisher of Future Primal, New World Library, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

March 26, 2013

Intuition for Beginners by Diane Brandon

Intuition for Beginners by Diane Brandon is aims at making intuition something less mythical, and something more accessible to everyone. If you think you don’t have any intuition at all, you may be surprised that you have more than you thought. After all, coincidences aren’t actually coincidences, are they?

Book Description
Whether your intuition is naturally accessible or hidden, Intuition for Beginners shows how to enhance your sense of inner knowing to improve your relationships, solve problems, and make important decisions. Explore the different kinds of “sixth sense” with professional intuitive Diane Brandon as she shares how to discover your own intuition and make it stronger.

Believe it or not, nearly everyone is intuitive! You can learn to use your intuition as a tool of empowerment at home, at work, or wherever you face uncertainty or challenges. With dozens of exercises, guided meditations, and helpful dos and don’ts, Intuition for Beginners will have you listening to your inner voice in no time.” – Intuition for Beginners

My Thoughts
Intuition for Beginners is a somewhat basic book that explores intuition. The author explores the basis of it, and debunks some of the things that skeptics have to say against it.

I like that the book is varied on how intuition can be used in your life. You can use it for something simple like picking up the phone to call someone (or knowing who it is that is calling you, without using caller ID), or something more complex like in a relationship or making big decisions in your life.

If you have intuition, if you think you might, or if you think you have none at all, this is a book that can help you to start sensing some aspects of intuition better than before you read it. Of course there are no guarantees, but you will definitely not be any better at it if you don’t try!

* Thank you to the publisher of Intuition for Beginners, Llewellyn, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

The Ultimate Guide to the Rider Waite Tarot by Johannes Fiebig and Evelin Burger

The Ultimate Guide to the Rider Waite Tarot by Johannes Fiebig and Evelin Burger is a guide to everything a beginner to master tarot card reader would want to know about the cards. Learn about the basics first, and then discover more about each of the cards and how to interpret their meanings in spreads.

Book Description
Discover everything you ever wanted to know about the world's most popular tarot deck. The Ultimate Guide to the Rider Waite Tarot details the ten most important symbols on each and every card in the deck complete with hundreds of illustrations for easy use. In addition to an explanation of the symbols, each card is given a brief interpretation by topic:
• Primary meaning
• Prognosis or tendency
• Spiritual meaning
• Love and relationship meaning
• Daily meaning 
• Success and happiness meaning

Writing in a convenient format designed for quick reference, European tarot authorities Johannes Fiebig and Evelin Bürger also provide tips, hints, facts, and lore to improve your reading right away. Within these pages, you will find the top ten most important:

• Ways of using a single card
• Tips and rules for interpretation
• Facts about the tarot
• Interpretations for each suit
• Spread layout techniques” – The Ultimate Guide to the Rider Waite Tarot

My Thoughts
The Ultimate Guide to the Rider Waite Tarot is a wonderful guide to the classic Rider Waite tarot cards. I’ve accumulated many different types of tarot decks and oracle cards over the years, but this is the ultimate classic that any tarot card reader worth their crystals knows and uses at least occasionally. This is a true guidebook for the cards that can teach someone everything they would need to know about the tarot cards before using, and of course how to use them.

I especially loved learning about the lore behind the cards, but I do love history and myth. The hints and tips provided were also quite helpful for people starting out using the Rider Waite tarot cards, and even though I’ve been using oracle cards for a long time, I learned quite a lot from reading this book, too. It is a fun read that also teaches those interested in tarot cards about the subject and how to use it in real practice. I highly recommend it.

* Thank you to the publisher of The Ultimate Guide to the Rider Waite Tarot, Llewellyn, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

The Power of the Herd by Linda Kohanov

The Power of the Herd by Linda Kohanov is a book about leadership that focuses on “non-predatory power,” instead of the power hungry leadership roles many businesses use. This insightful approach to developing assertiveness, creativity, and leadership roles can work for workplaces and relationships.

Book Description
Linda Kohanov is beloved for her groundbreaking articulation of “the way of the horse,” an experiential wisdom known to riders for centuries but little studied or adapted to off-horse use. Now Kohanov takes those horse-inspired insights on exceptional communication and leadership into the realms of our workplaces and relationships. Here we explore the benefits of “nonpredatory power” in developing assertiveness, fostering creativity, dealing with conflict, and heightening mind-body awareness. 

In the first part of this far-reaching book, Kohanov profiles cultural innovators who employed extraordinary nonverbal leadership skills to change history, usually on horseback: Winston Churchill, George Washington, Alexander the Great, and the Buddha, among others. She also draws on the behavior of mature horse herds, as well as the herding cultures of Africa and Mongolia, to debunk theories of dominance hierarchies, challenge ingrained notions of “survival of the fittest,” and demonstrate the power of a consensual leadership in which governing roles are fluid.

Kohanov adapts these lessons into twelve powerful guiding principles we can all incorporate into our work and personal lives. Eloquent and provocative, this is horse sense for everyone who seeks to thrive in the herds we all run in — our communities, careers, families, and friendships.” – The Power of the Herd

My Thoughts
The Power of the Herd is an encouraging book that truly teaches the reader about how horses can teach us humans about life, and especially leadership. Before delving into this book, I never knew that horses have leadership in herds, and that they could teach us so much.

Kohanov does an excellent job explaining what she has observed with horses, and how it can help to empower us. The 12 guidelines are something that can be used in life, not just in leadership roles at work. However, I think if more “leaders” were to read this book, the workplace would be a better place for many people because the same old leadership programs don’t seem to be working. This is however, full ideas and guidelines that I think would work quite well to encourage people instead of making them feel like just another number in a company. This is an excellent resource that I highly recommend.

* Thank you to the publisher of The Power of the Herd, New World Library, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

March 13, 2013

Swimming at Night by Lucy Clarke

Swimming at Night by Lucy Clarke is a compelling story about life, family, secrets, jealousy, travel, and so much more. This is the type of story that will take you on a journey emotionally, and urge you to go out and discover your true self, too.

Book Description
People go traveling for two reasons: because they are searching for something, or they are running from something.

Katie’s world is shattered by the news that her headstrong and bohemian younger sister, Mia, has been found dead at the bottom of a cliff in Bali. The authorities say that Mia jumped—that her death was a suicide.

Although they’d hardly spoken to each other since Mia suddenly left on an around-the-world trip six months earlier, Katie refuses to accept that her sister would have taken her own life. Distraught that they never made peace, Katie leaves her orderly, sheltered life in London behind and embarks on a journey to find out the truth. With only the entries in Mia’s travel journal as her guide, Katie retraces the last few months of her sister’s life and—page by page, country by country—begins to uncover the mystery surrounding her death. . . .

Weaving together the exotic settings and suspenseful twists of Alex Garland’s The Beach with a powerful tale of familial love in the spirit of Rosamund Lupton’s Sister, Swimming at Night is a fast-paced, accomplished, and gripping debut novel of secrets, loss, and forgiveness.” – Swimming at Night

My Thoughts
Swimming at Night is a truly great story. I love how it is written with both of the sisters, Mia and Katie, and their experiences. Although it is sad, it is also a story about courage and breaking out of your comfort-zone to become someone you didn’t think you could be. I think that this is the biggest part of it that will make people relate to Katie, and truly remember her as one of those characters that sticks with you long after you finish reading her story.

This is the type of story that is highly captivating and could easily be read in a weekend (or night for you fast readers out there). The author alternates chapters with each of the sisters, making for a captivating read that you aren’t ever quite sure where it will take you.

I really enjoyed reading this novel, and look forward to reading more by Lucy Clarke in the future. I highly recommend it.

* Thank you to the publisher of Swimming at Night, Touchstone, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

Thou Art That by Joseph Campbell

Thou Art That by Joseph Campbell aims at demystifying the symbols and metaphors in the Judeo-Christian religion. What do the symbols in the Bible really mean, and why is it relevant to us today? Uncover that and much more in this book!

Book Description
Woven from Joseph Campbell’s previously unpublished work, this volume explores Judeo-Christian symbols and metaphors — and their misinterpretations — with the famed mythologist’s characteristic conversational warmth and accessible scholarship. Campbell’s insights highlight centuries of confusion between literal and metaphorical interpretations of Western religious symbols that are, he argues, perennially relevant keys to spiritual understanding and mystical revelation.” – Thou Art That

My Thoughts
Thou Art That is a very interesting book to read intellectually, and spiritually. The literal and metaphorical confusion of symbols and metaphors has confused people for much too long, and this book aims at shedding the light (no pun intended) on it all.

The chapters in this book focuses on:
* Metaphor and Religious Mystery
* The Experience of Religious Mystery
* Our Notions of God
* The Religious Imagination and the Rules of Traditional Theology
* Symbols of the Judeo-Christian Tradition
* Understanding the Symbols of Judeo-Christian Spirituality

Although this book may not be something everyone is open to read, I believe that it is one that many will enjoy and get something substantial from. If you are interested in learning more about spiritual metaphors and what they really mean, this is a book you’ll definitely want to read.

* Thank you to the publisher of Thou Art That, New World Library, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

The Chalice by Nancy Bilyeau

The Chalice by Nancy Bilyeau is a historical fiction novel by one of my favorite authors of this genre. Bilyeau writes the type of detailed historical fiction that makes you feel like you are a part of another era, and fully immerses you in her character’s lives. Excellent author to take a historical journey with, and this book is no exception.

Book Description
In the midst of England’s Reformation, a young novice will risk everything to defy the most powerful men of her era.

In 1538, England’s bloody power struggle between crown and cross threatens to tear the country apart. Novice Joanna Stafford has tasted the wrath of the royal court, discovered what lies within the king’s torture rooms, and escaped death at the hands of those desperate to possess the power of an ancient relic.

Even with all she has experienced, the quiet life is not for Joanna. Despite the possibilities of arrest and imprisonment, she becomes caught up in a shadowy international plot targeting Henry VIII himself. As the power plays turn vicious, Joanna realizes her role is more critical than she’d ever imagined. She must choose between those she loves most and assuming her part in a prophecy foretold by three seers. Repelled by violence, Joanna seizes a future with a man who loves her. But no matter how hard she tries, she cannot escape the spreading darkness of her destiny.

To learn the final, sinister piece of the prophecy, she flees across Europe with a corrupt spy sent by Spain. As she completes the puzzle in the dungeon of a twelfth-century Belgian fortress, Joanna realizes the life of Henry VIII as well as the future of Christendom are in her hands—hands that must someday hold the chalice that lies at the center of these deadly prophecies…” – The Chalice

My Thoughts
The Chalice is the story of Joanna Stafford, an aristocratic nun whose life is crashing down around her, thanks to King Henry VIII. She is highly intelligent, cunning, and has an outstanding personality that makes the reader truly care about her as a character. She gets highly involved with plots for political and religious power, but the choice of her actions is all hers.

The author did excellent research for this book, and you can really tell she took time to know what she was writing about as you read it. You’ll get an amazing story form her, but you will also learn about the royal court, ladies in waiting, religion, prophecies, and much more in this book.

This is marvelously crafted book that will keep you reading until you have to put it down, so be sure to set large amounts of time away before you get started! I love this book and definitely recommend it to all historical fiction lovers, and those who just like a good book.

* Thank you to the publisher of The Chalice, Touchstone, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

Yesterday’s Sun by Amanda Brooke

Yesterday’s Sun by Amanda Brooke is a story love, devotion, and sacrifice. It isn’t the type of book that is all flowers and roses, with a happy ending in sight for everyone. It is suspenseful tale that challenges fate, and the future of the unknown in uniquely new ways. If you like your novels to be emotional with a hint of the unexpected and somewhat paranormal, this is definitely a book you want to read!

Book Description
A suspenseful tale of free will versus fate—an extraordinary story of love and family, and the risks we take to break free from the past.

Newlyweds Holly and Tom have just moved into their dream home, a charming English carriage house in the London suburbs. A rising television journalist, Tom can't wait to fill the house with children. Holly, a budding artist, isn't so sure. She fears that as a mother, she will repeat the terrible mistakes of her own neglectful parents. But Holly and Tom are young and deeply in love, and they have time to decide.

While renovating the house, Holly finds an unusual crystal orb—the missing top to the moondial in their garden. She soon discovers this is no ordinary timepiece. Under the full moon's brilliant light, it reveals the future—a future in which Tom cares for their baby daughter . . . alone.

Holly's new friend in the village, an elderly woman named Jocelyn, reveals the cursed secret of the moondial's power. Now Holly must choose between herself and her future child—a painful decision that will ultimately teach her about motherhood and sacrifice . . . and reveal how far she will go in the name of love.” – Yesterday’s Sun

My Thoughts
Yesterday’s Sun is beautifully written. For a debut author, I am highly impressed and can’t wait to read more of her stories. Amanda Brooke is able to captivate her readers in the first chapter and keep them reading and wanting more right up to the very end.

The characters were realistic, without being overly typecast to what their roles were. Holly’s plan in life is like many just starting out, but when she learns of her fate from the moondial, I felt her pain.

This is a book that will tear at your heart and make you cry, but you’ll enjoy reading it and cherishing it nevertheless. It has many surprises for you, but some will probably be obvious when reading it – but that doesn’t make it any less of a worthy read! I really enjoyed it, and if you like emotional books like this, you will too. I highly recommend it!

* Thank you to the publisher of Yesterday’s Sun, Harper, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

March 3, 2013

Vikings Series on the History Channel Starts Tonight!

I love everything having to do with the Vikings, so I feel the need to share with everyone (or perhaps remind them) that the new series by the History channel about the Vikings starts tonight! Although my favorite Viking vampire is not in it (Alexander Skarsgard or Eric Northman as he is known on True Blood), his brother, Gustaf Skarsgard is! Although I haven’t seen it yet, it looks like the guy who plays Ragnar, Travis Fimmel, is closely climbing up in my rankings of favorite Vikings on TV. (Talk about hot! Seriously, go check him out!)

To find out more about the series and watch some videos, or learn more about the cast, check out the History Channel. The show airs tonight at 10/9C. 

Nurturing the Soul of Your Family by Renee Peterson Trudeau

Nurturing the Soul of Your Family by Renee Peterson Trudeau is based on the author’s popular workshops and women’s retreats, that focuses on helping parents create harmony and peace in their families. Included in the book are practical teachings and exercises that can make a huge change in families.

Book Description
What would it feel like to experience more ease, harmony, and flow in the midst of navigating homework squabbles, mealtimes, commutes, and the other challenges of everyday life? Nurturing the Soul of Your Family is a guidebook for personal and spiritual renewal from the award-winning author of The Mother’s Guide to Self-Renewal. It offers nurturing support and practical ideas to guide you toward a new way of being. Enjoyable, down-to-earth, and empowering, Renée Peterson Trudeau’s ten paths to peace will help you learn how to:

• find your center and move through chaos and uncertainty with renewed strength and ease
• live every day aligned with your values and what matters most
• slow down, tap the wisdom of your wise self, and know what’s best for you and your family
• release old habits, fears, and anxieties as you explore a new way of being
• access more joy by living in the present moment (the best antidote to stress!)
• experience more freedom and unscheduled time” – Nurturing the Soul of Your Family

My Thoughts
Nurturing the Soul of Your Family is a perfect book for mothers who need to find some inner peace while doing everyday things for their families, and for themselves. The strong family bonds are only strengthened with the tips in this book, and everything is capable of families to try.

There isn’t a magic secret to creating lasting family bonds, but you do need to make the time and effort to do so. Trudeau shows you how to do it, but the exercises to do it, is up to you to do. So, clear some time from your busy schedule, read this book, and start working to create a more harmonious family!

* Thank you to the publisher of Nurturing the Soul of Your Family, New World Library, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.