Book Review · Books

Create Your Dream Life Now

When I saw the artwork on the cover of this book I just had to request to review it, not to mention the title, Create Your Dream Life Now, is enticing. This short book is filled with inspiration and helpful tips on how to focus on what you want to achieve through practicing yoga, meditation, prayer, implementing morning and nightly rituals and more.

I have in the past read books on different types of meditation. This book provided a very small sample. I discovered some I’m not too, keen on implementing, but might be open to others. I like the idea of having morning and nightly rituals. I do have a small morning one of sitting and having some coffee before work, but to add more to it, so there is more balance would be good. I have once gone to a yoga class which was outside my comfort zone. The stretching was very challenging and I couldn’t spiritually stomach the chanting, so I didn’t. As for prayer I don’t pray as much as I used to, or could/should. I do believe in God and I know this book’s stance is from a different belief system.

I think even if you don’t agree with everything in this little book you can still come away with helpful suggestions in how to focus your life goals and create balance in your life. Due to recent health ups and downs I’ve gotten into more deep breathing to help my anxiety go down so I can relax more to fall asleep at night. It truly works. I think having a tube down my throat as an infant in the hospital didn’t help in me knowing how to breathe comfortably through my nose, or to know to take good hearty, deep breaths.

I received a complimentary digital ARC copy of Create Your Dream Life Now by Darren Marc from HCI, care of NetGalley. All the opinions expressed in this review are strictly mine.

Book Review · Books

Just Sit

Do you wish you could meditate, but don’t know where to start and the books you’ve found on meditation seem intimidating? Look no further! Just Sit is an easy to read book with neat illustrations to make it even more fun to read. I’ve thought of getting into meditation and I have read a few books on the topic, but I haven’t attempted to meditate. Just Sit is a book you’ll want to reread. The suggestions on different ways a person can meditate are helpful, easy to try and there is a lot of information packed into this little orange book. This is a great beginner’s book and the authors don’t make you feel uneducated like some other books on meditation might.

I received Just Sit by Sukey and Elizabeth Novogratz for free from TLC Book Tours in exchange for my review. I’m so happy I requested to review this book. It was educational, fun, enlightening, cute and a very helpful book. Who wants to start meditation with me? If so, click here to grab a copy.