Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Keys to Living Joyfully

Author: Sheri Kaye Hoff
Pages: 160
Genre: Self-Help/Inspiration
Rating: 4.5/5

It had been ages since I read a book in this genre of self help. So it was a refreshing change and it came to me at a time when certain things in life looked very gloomy and I so wanted to see and appreciate the bright side of life. Sometimes a book like this is all you'll need to pep you up and put you back on track! Thanks to Dorothy from PumpUpYourBookPromotions for sending a review copy to me!! I would always preserve a copy of this book in my shelf...

Who wouldn't want to live a life filled with joy? Who wouldn't want to experience that inner happiness and a carefree, cheerful, chirpy feeling deep within ? Am sure all of us want to be in this state, no matter what the situation is, but very few people can actually do it. More often than not, we succumb to life's pressures and circumstances. We blame the external world - friends, family, spouses, colleagues and other situations in life for our unhappiness. We fail to realize that our happiness is completely in our control. It's within US. That's exactly what the author Sheri talks about in her book - how you can claim that joy, passion, zest and energy in your life.
She says -
"Whatever you think about and internalize in your heart, is what you become"...
"If you truly wrap your arms around this idea of how we shape our lives based on our thoughts, you hold the key to unlocking amazing transformative power in your life"

I have always heard about the power of positive thinking and how it can influence our life to a great extent. But some of the books I have read so far have had very high level theories which I could not relate to. Sheri, in her book talks about how each of us can use positive affirmations effectively to overcome difficulties and even change our personality traits. It's all about training your mind to think in a certain way. Just by repeating a statement a few times can change your outlook in life. It's that simple! That's why they say - You are what you think you are. We just have to be aware of how to program our mind and what thoughts to feed in...

Sheri writes through her experiences on how she has used simple positive affirmation statements in her daily life to overcome tragedies and embrace that true inner joy. As soon I as read a few chapters , I mailed Sheri about my thoughts and she was very sweet and promptly replied to me on how to go about using this technique effectively. I could relate to her ideas to a great extent and that's why I found this book to be very healing. The best part is that the book does not give you any complicated theories but very simple things that you can implement in your day to day life and see the changes in your personality and the quality of life!

I just strongly believe in Sheri's approach and her ideas and thats why I loved the book. But I also realize that thought its simple, it's not been very easy to make these changes and I can see that it takes genuine effort!

If you are feeling low, looking to change some aspects in your life and want to know how to tap into that inner joy or if you are just looking to read something very inspirational, I highly recommend it..


Anonymous said...

Hi Pratima
Thank you for taking the time to review my book, Keys to Living Joyfully. I have greatly enjoyed our email conversation regarding my book. I wish you the best.
Sheri Kaye Hoff

Pratima said...

Thanx for dropping by, Sheri and for sending me the review copy. I loved the book!

Tracee said...

What a fabulous review!

Dorothy Thompson said...

Oh, Pratima, this was spectacular! Thank you!

Pratima said...

@Tracee - thanx! glad u liked it.

@Dorothy - thanx for sending me the review copy! :)

Cheryl said...

Great review. This sounds like a wonderful book.