The Ultimate Love shares a journey through grief that teaches readers to value life. Why was this an important book to write ?
The sudden death of my 25 year old son after a 5 month battle with cancer, made me realise that life is short and in the blink of an eye, our entire world can change. Many of us go through life working and to busy to spend quality family time and by the time we realise this, it maybe to late. I want people to understand that there’s more to life than material things, cherish your loved ones because they can be taken at any time.
In this book you share your grief but you also help readers understand how to continue after a loss. What were some ideas you wanted to share with readers?
Each person’s grief is unique and we all mourn differently. There’s various stages of grief and each of us can go through different stages at different times. There’s no fast rule that you must be in the first stage of grief example denial. You can start with anger, bargaining or even acceptance. We must also remember that not everyone will go through all the stages. Coping with the loss of a loved one is one of life’s biggest challenge and the pain of grieve can disrupt your physical, emotional and spiritual being.
What do you hope the one thing readers take away from your book?
Grief is a natural response to losing someone or something that is important to you. Everyone grieves differently, there is no time limit to grieve and each person goes through the phases in their own way. With time ,the sadness eases, you’ll be able to feel happiness and joy along with your grief.
We all know pets are one of the best parts of life, and owning one adds value to our time here on Earth. They bring us joy, comfort us in times of great sorrow, and help keep us on our toes. Were it not for pets, many of us would have long ago lost our sanity and given up on the mania of the world around us. Nowhere is this more evident than in the stories laid out for readers in Dr. Margit Gabriele Muller’s book, Your Pet, Your Pill: 101 Inspirational Stories About How Pets Lead You to a Happy, Healthy and Successful Life.
Dr. Muller’s book, Your Pet, Your Pill: 101 Inspirational Stories About How Pets Lead You to a Happy, Healthy and Successful Life, details the exceptional ways many pets impact the lives of their owners. These short stories are just the burst of hope many readers need in uncertain times. From horses to parrots, Dr. Muller covers it all and manages to bring out the most touching moments in each owner’s life with his/her pet.
As someone who recently suffered the sudden loss of a pet, I can easily relate to the ways in which the owners portrayed in Dr. Muller’s book cherish their pets as members of the family. This book was just the thing I needed to help put my time with Zac into the proper perspective. Much like many of the dogs described in the short chapters, Zac was a comfort to me in difficult times and seemed to understand my emotions. As a rescue pet, he was special to our family in many ways. Reading about others who have the same connection with pets of all types provides a unique kind of bonding experience for the reader.
Dr. Muller’s personal experiences are included in the book, and it is quite obvious that she has a deep love for all animals. Her writing is expressive and conveys a genuine kindness that is palpable to readers. There is no love like that given by a pet, and Dr. Muller reminds readers of that with every chapter.
I would highly recommend Your Pet, Your Pill as a gift for anyone who is facing the death of an older pet or has recently lost one. This book is a quick read and offers readers multiple opportunities to share in one feel-good moment after another.
Pages: 344 | ASIN: B08FBCL24M
Janet once had the fleeting thought of not having kids. But after Brian came along, she was glad she never paid any real attention to that thought. He was her little angel: smart, sweet, full of life, infectious joy, and gusto. As Brian grew into a fine young man, Janet’s love for him also soared. Life seemed good, untill things took a turn for the worse. Brian encountered significant turbulence on his journey, one that would affect the lives of everyone that cared about him.
Brian’s Journey is a real account of the life of an impressive young man, narrated by his mother, Janet Dubrasky. It’s both a heart-warming and heart-breaking chronicle of how Brian lived, loved, and died and how those closest to him came to terms with his death. It’s a book on unconditional love, the beauty of family and true friendship, and healing for the bereaved.
Dubrasky writes simply and from the heart. She bares herself before us, helping us understand her struggles and delights as she elevates her beloved Brian and stands by him even in his most trying times. She doesn’t spare us any detail as she tells Brian’s story, and that made the tale more immersive. I didn’t just hear about Brian. I got to watch him grow and flourish. It felt like I accompanied him on his sojourn, and as his life came to an abrupt end, my heart sank.
One of my major takeaways from the book is that grief is hard to deal with, and we can’t just wish it away. We must learn to live with it and continue our journey and, as at hard as it might be, accept that those who’ve passed have completed theirs. It’s easier said than done. But someone like Dubrasky, who has already done it, is encouraging us to take the same path.
Based on her experience, Dubrasky believes there’s indeed life after death. That death is, in reality, people being reborn, resting from their struggles having learned all they were supposed to. She says we are all energy, and energy never dies. It only changes form. In other words, the ones we’ve lost are not really gone. They’ve just been transformed. This is vital for leading a life of empathy and compassion. We all need peeks into other people’s worlds so we can deal with those around us with understanding. Brian’s Journey offers profound insights into the pain of losing a loved one. Therefore, it can help us deal with similar personal issues and better empathize with others when they go through the same.
Pages: 222 | ASIN: B08F7CPDMT
Tags: author, biography, book, book review, bookblogger, brians journey, ebook, goodreads, grief, inspirational, janet dubrasky, kindle, kobo, literature, loss, memoir, motivational, nonfiction, nook, read, reader, reading, self help, story, suicide, writer, writing
Raised by Gypsies, Surrounded by Dreamers, Rooted a Rebel, demonstrates the effects we have on individuals we come into contact with everyday and how they impact us. The author provides personal examples to help us understand encounters we have had in life and how they help mold us into who we are today. The author provides insight on the ripple affect of each encounter we have had and how it can go unnoticed.
Michelle Bryant has provided prudent and astute insight to the reader and her take on the subconscious mind is compelling and thought-provoking to say the least. As I got further into the book I started to think about why I am the way I am and why I react the way I do in life. The book inspires deep self-reflection that provides an almost out of body experience, where you can see things from the outside in. This book not only helps you realize your own actions and behavior but also helps you take control. This lucidity helped me retain most of the content long after I turned the last page. The author’s writing is smooth and is easy to follow but what needs to be acknowledged is the research that has gone into writing this book. It is evident that the author speaks from a place of experience and understanding. Raised by Gypsies, Surrounded by Dreamers, Rooted a Rebel is a transformational book that can change the way you look at your life and how transform your perspective of the world.
Pages: 90 | ASIN: B081VRWSK4
Edward Scott book, Hidden Unknown Truth, is about consciousness, self-improvement, and being a better human in whatever one does. The author focuses on important aspects of human life that sometimes get overlooked as people tend to be busy. Reading Hidden Unknown Truth is therapeutic. The author gives step by step guides that will help readers in their journey of self-improvement and enlightenment. The book opens by talking about motivation to try a new way. The author adds in questions that will help one examine life and everything that exists.
I enjoyed the chapter about consciousness the most. The mind is a beautiful but sometimes strange organ. Edward Scott demonstrates how the mind works and why it is crucial to not believe everything that we see. One of my favorite lines by the author is ‘Consciousness begins once we are aware that we are thinking or feeling’. To expound on this statement, the author recounts an experience and how he tried to watch his thoughts. The author writes that we have no power over which thoughts enter our mind but we have power over what we decide to do with our thoughts. The discussion on this particular chapter was enlightening and interesting on many different levels.
Other than getting life lessons, the author also talks about humility and the satisfaction of being a kind person. You may be the sharpest in the room but without humility, you are no different from those who are proud and arrogant. Three major ideas from this chapter are acknowledge, ask for help, and give thanks. There is no shame in asking for help when stuck. Being grateful is an excellent quality for a wholesome being. The explanation beneath every virtue made things clearer. Spirituality is as important as any other virtue. The breaking down of the topics was a great concept as the author highlighted critical areas that readers can pay more attention to.
Hidden Unknown Truth is one of the best self-help and motivational books I have read this year. With the author’s advice, one is sure to sharpen the areas in their life that they feel were being neglected. Edward Scott writes gracefully and reasonably. He minds his readers and understands that everyone has different experiences in life. I like his view on many things like having faith, self-love, respect, being grateful, and not giving up. The discussions are brief but have a massive impact on the reader. Edward Scott encourages positivity and loving life. His step by step approach to achieving inner peace is the best thing any reader can follow.
Pages: 119 | ASIN: B07VFLZ9QB
Tags: author, book, book review, bookblogger, ebook, edward scott, goodreads, Hidden Unknown Truth: A Guide to Consciousness, inspirational, kindle, kobo, literature, motivational, nonfiction, nook, novel, read, reader, reading, self help, Spiritual Awakening, story, writer, writing
The Rise And Ruin Of Logic helps readers figure out the various ways to be at one with life’s characters. Why was this an important book for you to write?
This book was very important for me to write simple because people have become so confused about the idea of the mind. I suffered from the same confusion most of my searching life. I thought to myself that if I could bring clarity to the ‘mind” then I may be able to help others who felt the same.The mind is such a vast and controversial topic that I wanted to add my version about the mind and what thinking means as well as understand that we cannot banish the mind, hence the character “Thought” found in the birth from Nothingness chapter.
What were some themes you felt were important to capture in this book?
Understanding all the characters depicted in my works. I would say the practical review chapter about all the characters is the important part of my work.
I felt like this book gave me a different perspective on life. What do you feel is a common misconception people have about life?
I think a common misconception people have about life in terms of my genre and what I write about: is that many people think they need to empty the mind, stop the mind, cease thinking, etc. Everything about the “new age” has been brewed into one massive pot that has led to so much confusion.
What do you hope is one thing people take away from your book?
My hope that people can take from my book is to make peace with themselves about the topic of spirituality. That is primarily what motivated me to write this book, hence my characters from Wisdom to Body and all of them in between. This has been my effort to organise the human make up. While some people follow only the heart and others, Logic, I have tried to give equal credit to all the characters. It is all about balance.
Explore Yourself with 100+ Keys gives you hope to face the day and the confidence to tackle the challenges life throws at you. The keys in the book are short texts of encouragement and quotes that everyone wants to hear when they are going through a difficult time. In his way, the author makes the reader feel valuable to society and the people around them. His kind words will make one appreciate life and choose to see the positive side of things. Veera Surampudi understands human psychology and uses words that are not only benefiting but also restorative to struggling souls.
The best thing about this book is the arrangement of the quotes. The inspirational words are enclosed in squares, and cover a whole page, making one focus on the specific words used before going to the next page. The quotes are easy to remember and have very few words. The quotes in the book make one reflect on their life and think of what to change. Reading this book will make you improve various things in your life. You will be a great listener, you will learn how to keep time, you will respect others more and you will work harder to achieve your goals among other things.
Veera Surampudi’s solutions are practical. The author analyzed different situations people go through and helped create a solution through multiple texts. Explore Yourself With 100+ Keys is a great read for people who feel lost in life and are trying to get their purpose. The author wrote this book thinking of the harsh realities and how they break people. One may feel defeated in life, but the failure of one thing does not mean the end of another. There is always a way out of a problem. Through this book, the reader learns the importance of being open-minded and true to self.
Two of my favorite quotes in the book are ‘Find satisfaction in what you are doing, not what you are gaining’, and ‘Directly or indirectly, someone can be your enemy. Never be an enemy of yourself in any situation no matter what it is.’ Reading through this book will make you understand how different people are. Veera Surampudi has different nuggets of wisdom that can help people through different stages of life. I recommend this book to readers who enjoy inspirational texts and words of reassurance from thoughtful authors. This book can be enjoyed by readers of all ages. The text in the book can be applied by both children and adults.
Pages: 160 | ISBN:1659082749
Prophet Afreda Hygh takes the reader on a picturesque and thought-provoking journey through her life. The reader gets to see her life as she experienced it. My Story is a collection of poems meant to depict the Prophet’s life as well as all sorts of occurrences that seem like sideshows at first glance but prove their significance over time. The author has created an unusual biography, but welcome and well enjoyed.
All the poems are time stamped. It is sort of a trivial detail to dwell on but it makes the reader feel like they were present at the time the poem was being written. It makes the literary experience that much more enjoyable and memorable. This detail while small and seemingly inconsequential will actually be important and notable to many readers.
The author has also written small paragraphs. They are poems so it is expected. However, the paragraphs read like anecdotes you want to fold and put in your wallet for future enjoyment. One example is a paragraph that says- Your own possibilities, you possess, within your mind. A kaleidoscope of the impossible– Such paragraphs make the reader want to read and reread this book. It is uplifting and inspiring. It is like a conversation with your own bespoke life coach.
As is expected of a poetic trip through someone’s life, the writing is smooth and has a melodious and rhythmic feel to it. But there are a few typographical errors with a few missing letters like ‘you’ instead of ‘your’ among others. However, these little errors while necessitating a cleanup do not take away from the experience of this book. Prophet Afreda has really done a good job writing beautiful poems. The messages contained within are heartfelt and important.
My Story is enjoyable and wonderfully crafted. Even after reading a few times, it still feels fresh and rejuvenating. This book would make a wonderful gift for anyone old enough to both enjoy the artistry and discern the message. The simplicity of the language as well as the gentle tone make it palatable to most.
Pages: 212 | ISBN-10: 1724284541