"This work is not simply a “think positive” program. The author seeks to face crises and life’s difficulties head on by pointing out that it is not our circumstances, but our minds that are pivotal in how we feel. She steers us towards the importance of our thoughts and interpretations of our experience, rather than simply feeling bad when things only seem to be going wrong. This includes the importance of cultivating a healthy faith and spirituality.
The author generously shares about her life and struggles and how she came to not only survive them, but also how to work steadily towards a life of health, joy and gratitude. It is hard to describe this work because it covers so much ground. Is this the guidance of a loving and nurturing friend or life-coach, a healthy and dietary guide, a guide to better emotional health, a self-help book, or the work of a spiritual guide? Happily, it seems to be kind of a combination of all of these. There are no quick fixes here. However, the material is written in a way to personalize your health improvements by setting goals, with flexibility, but with an urging to be persistent and find creative ways to integrate these healthy habits into the reader’s life."
Steven-John M. Harris, PhD
Newport Beach, California