Unlike many self help book authors, Alphonsus Obayuwana does not just sell you hope, he shows you how you can navigate the difficult paths of life with ease. Reading How to Live a Life of Hope: A Roadmap for Achieving Personal Fulfillment is a gift you can give to yourself because the content in the book is refreshing. The author talks about succeeding in careers, building personal relationships, growing as an individual and building communities among other things.
The advice in the book is practical. As a reader, you will find logic in the steps that are described. I appreciate the author for talking about both the successes and challenges that human beings face. The author does not write about utopia, he instead tackles real issues and explains how one can live a fulfilling and happy life. The content in the book is serious but the author manages to add a little humor every once in a while. I enjoyed the light moments where the author shared a pun or funny jokes even when talking about grave issues. The content is not plain nor does the author get boring at any point. The topics are well articulated and the reader finds pure joy when reading.
How to Live a Life of Hope: A Roadmap for Achieving Personal Fulfillment by Alphonsus Obayuwana is the ideal book if you have lost hope or are still trying o figure out which path to take. This book is for everyone, teens, college students, young adults, adults in all stages of their careers, and even senior citizens. This book is a must read for people that enjoy motivational content, reading about human realities and reading life changing stories.
Pages: 134 | ASIN : B091TDR8CZ
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Life is a series of peaks and pits. One day you are down, the next you are up. But then amidst those who leave you and those who love you is life’s interesting journey. Often, when something happens to break us, we have no idea where to start. We want to curl up in a ball and protect ourselves from the world. This book is a step-by-step guide not just for getting through the difficult parts but coming out on the other side stronger and with more wisdom. It is a roadmap to finding God and holding on to God’s grace when you need it most.
Author Mary Dunbar is very realistic about the human condition. She knows that human beings are prone to being angry with God when things start to go bad. She urges the reader to remain steadfast in prayer and frequently consult the word. She is not condescending and is fully understanding on everything life can take you through.
The author also recognizes that prayer may not be enough. She advises on the importance of watching who you relate with. Some people are only meant to be in your life momentarily. Through God’s grace, you can realize that. She also advises readers to do something to accompany the prayers. If you want to get out of the hole, you can pray to get a ladder but you would have to climb out yourself.
The author has created a brief yet insightful and incredibly useful set of lifehacks. Rarely do people mix prayer and proactivity when giving advice. Hers is a full dimensional tutorial on how to overcome the various obstacles that life presents. This inspiring self-help book is written in very simple language that anyone can understand. Her writing is conversational. The author is seeking to help people who often find themselves having trouble moving on from hurt and disappointments.
10 Steps to Help You Get on with Your Life by Mary Dunbar is a motivational and thought-provoking book that is different from the average self-help book. The information is broken up by poems that are entertaining and expressive, providing a well-deserved pause from material that is deeply affective to anyone who reads it. Do not wait for the storm to buy an umbrella. Get your umbrella now and keep it ready for the rainy season. Read this book and pass it along. Share it with someone, let them learn how to overcome too.
Pages: 34 | ASIN : B08XVM11KM
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As a mother daughter writing team it must have been a lot of fun writing together. What was the collaboration like between the two of you on this book?
It was a wonderful experience to write this book together. We collaborated from conception to completion and divided topics based on our areas of expertise. This also turned into a family project with my son Brian writing the piece on Cycling, and my other son John writing the piece on Journaling, and my son’s girlfriend Jaime writing the piece on Meditation. We all participated in the review and editing processes and that was quite helpful and exciting.
What do you find is a common misconception people have about essential oils?
I find that some people do not really understand the potential benefits and precautions of essential oils and how they should be used. For example, most should not be applied directly to the skin and there are recommended guidelines for dilution and use in aromatherapy and topically. I believe that many individuals are familiar with lavender and rose oils, however, are not cognizant of the number of essential oils. We included 20 of the most common ones but there are many more that provide myriad benefits.
Will you write more books in this field?
Although we do not have a specific book project planned at this time we do plan to do so in the future. This first book was intended as an introduction and overview of the various self-care practices and we plan to expand on these concepts and include additional topics in future books.
There are many potential health benefits of essential oils, herbal teas, and self-care practices. This book will provide information about various essential oils, herbal teas, and other self-care practices along with recommendations for use and precautions to follow. It is important to note that this book is informational and is not meant to diagnose or treat any medical conditions. Please consult with your healthcare provider to discuss potential benefits and risks before incorporating any of these self-care measures.
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