Now of Never by Alexi Panos and Preston Smiles


Now or Never: Your Epic Life in 5 Steps- The Bridge from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be by Alexi Panos and Preston Smiles has some great insights and advice to living an “epic life”.

One of my favorite analogies is about a palm tree in which we are taught to accept life as it is now. We are also shown how to take responsibility for our lives and the part we played in making them how they are. The five steps presented in this book will show you how to live an amazing life in just five steps!

I really enjoyed this book it was enlightening. I liked how the authors have examples from their own lives to illustrate each step of the process. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to change their lives and start to have an “epic life”.

I acknowledge that I received this book free of charge from NetGalley in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.

Kissing Joy as it Flies by Jason Elias


Kissing Joy as it Flies: A Journey in Search of Healing and Wholeness by Jason Elias is about discovering ones true calling towards the healing arts.
We are taken on a journey from childhood to adulthood in which we are shown how the authors life led him to become a Healing Arts Practitioner. We are shown how the author went from the practice of everyday psychology to a healing arts practice.

This is a wonderful book for anyone wanting to go into the healing arts as it is very inspiring and uplifting. I think it is a wonderful guide.

I acknowledge that I received this book free or charge from NetGalley in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion of it.

The Buddha Before Buddhism by Gil Fronsdal

The Buddha Before Buddhism: Wisdom from the Early Teachings- a Translation of the Attakavagga with Commentary by Gil Fronsdal is a new translation of The Book of Eights.
This book is considered to be one of the earliest texts of Buddhism and makes it seem that enlightenment is possible in this life and not something unattainable. It focuses on attaining peace through ridding oneself of attachments and thus arguing with others over their beliefs and weather yours are right or not.

I liked this translation and also how there was a short explanation before the translation of each chapter of the text. I would recommend this book for anyone who is interested in the early teachings of Buddhism and it’s philosophy.

I acknowledge that I received this book free of charge from NetGalley in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.

Wake up to the Joy of You by Agapi Stassinopoulos

Wake Up to the Joy of You: 52- meditations for a Calmer, Happier Life by Agapi Stassinopoulos gives us fifty-two meditations, one for each week of the year, to become more joyful and fulfilled.
The meditations and exercises begin by focusing on ourselves and learning self-love. They then go out to focusing on others and dealing with money matters. We are also shown how parenting is sacred.

The meditations and exercises in this book are short and to the point. I think everyone will find at least one meditation they are particularly drawn to if not all of them. I like the fact that there is one meditation a week for a year as it helps us to incorporate the idea and particular meditation for an entire week instead of perhaps only one day.

I acknowledge that I received this book free of charge from NetGalley in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion of it.

Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu


Sacred Wisdom: Tao Te Ching81 Verses by Lao Tzu with Introduction and Commentary by Ralph Allen Dale is a wonderfully written translation of an ancient text for our time.

This book is beautifully translated and comes with an eye-opening commentary. This translation brings new life to the Tao Te Ching and it’s beauty is enhanced with the wonderful introduction and commentary.

I highly recommend this particular translation and commentary, it’s wonderful.

I acknowledge that I received this book free of charge from NetGalley in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion of it.

The Intuitive Dance by Atherton Drenth

The Intuitive Dance: Building, Protecting, and Clearing Your Energy by Atherton Drenth is a book which shows us how to use our intuition to dance with our ego.

We are shown the phases of energetic development from childhood to age 21 and how it effects us. We are also shown the different types of intuition and how to develop it.

We are shown a beautiful meditation to help us stay grounded throughout the day. We are also shown how our sleep effects us spiritually and how to dream in the upper astral plane as opposed to the lower astral plane.

We are also shown ways to protect our energy including creating our own “cloak of privacy”, which I had a great time doing. This is a wonderful book about the dance between our intuition and our ego.

I recommend this book to anyone who wants to sharpen or discover their intuitive abilities.

I acknowledge that I received this book free or charge from NetGalley and Lewellyn Worldwide in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion of it.

The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir by Jennifer Ryan

The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir by Jennifer Ryan is set in World War II England and is a collection of fictional journal entries and letters from members of the Chilbury Community were the Ladies Choir is formed.
This is a heart wrenching tale of sadness and loss but also of hope. We are shown how the simple act of forming a choir and using music can bring a community together during trying times. This a good book about women’s rights and how women’s lives were changed during World War II.

I enjoyed this book and especially liked that it was written in letters and journal entries from the members of the Chilbury community. I would recommend it to anyone interested in historical fiction and the changes that took place for women during World War II.
I acknowledge that I received this book free of charge from NetGalley and Crown Publishing in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

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