Book Review: It’s Okay Not to Be Okay ~ by Sheila Walsh #ad

When Sheila Walsh discovered “I’m not good enough and I’m good with that,” everything started to change.

We’ve all experienced that moment when we wish we could start all over again. Failed marriages, lost friends, addictions, lost jobs. This is not the life we imagined. Yesterday can leave us stuck, sad, shamed, scared, and searching. Sheila wants you to face the pain head-on and then start again, from right where you are.

In It’s Okay Not to Be Okay, she helps you overcome the same old rut of struggles and pain by changing the way you think about God, yourself, and your everyday life. She shares practical, doable, daily strategies that will help you move forward one step at a time, knowing God will never let you down.

It’s never too late to start again… and there is healing and freedom in just taking the first step.

Not self-help. God help.

Ever feel like you aren’t enough?  In my opinion many probably do, at some point in their lives.  After reading Walsh’s latest book, ‘ It’s Okay Not to Be Okay: Moving Forward One Day at a Time ‘ [Publisher: Baker Books], it’s abundantly clear that no matter how ‘broken’ one has become God is always there to accept you the way you are and will help you build yourself up again.  There is a way to healing and Walsh’s guide offers us encouragement and hope.

Life has its ups and downs and; unfortunately, the bumpy ride will continue to be bumpy throughout our lives.  Some moments can be bumpier than others but the point of Walsh’s book is that with Christ we can move forward.  We are able to start fresh and move forward, even in the dark moments.

Walsh’s encouraging words will certainly help transform your outlook.  She offers strategies that are both wise and practical.  Jesus has your back.  You can count on him and depend on him!  After all, it is not man that moves the mountain; in fact it is God.  All we have to do is have faith … as little as it might be!

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Sheila Walsh is a powerful communicator, Bible teacher, and bestselling author with more than 5 million books sold. She is the author of the award-winning Gigi, God’s Little Princess and In the Middle of the Mess. She is cohost of LIFE Today with James and Betty Robison and her Wednesdays in the Word program, with more than 100 million viewers. Walsh is a popular speaker and Bible teacher around the world. She lives in Dallas, Texas, with her husband, Barry, their son, Christian, and their three pups, Belle, Tink, and Maggie.

Book Review: Chicken Soup for the Soul -Think Possible 

Chicken Soup for the Soul – Think Possible: 101 Stories about Using a Positive Attitude to Improve Your Life will inspire readers to follow their hearts and dreams, with stories of optimism, faith, and strength. In bad times and good, readers will find encouragement to keep a positive attitude.

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 It’s always better to look on the bright side. The true stories in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Possible will encourage readers to stay positive with 101 stories about reaching higher and accomplishing more than they ever thought possible. This book continues Chicken Soup for the Soul’s focus on inspiration and hope, reminding us that each day holds something to be thankful for.

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This book is filled with wonderful inspirational stories.  Thinking positive  and thinking possible is the way to confront life and its many challenges. Face life head on without fear.

Book Review: Chicken Soup for the Soul: Time to Thrive

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Time to Thrive is filled with 101 inspiring stories about growth, wisdom and dreams. These empowering stories will motivate you to create balance and more meaning in your life. Read how others have flourished instead of floundered in the face of challenges, pursued their dreams, and changed their focus and their lives.

  • Official release date was Tuesday, May 5. 
  • Co-authored by Life Coach to the Rockstars Loren Slocum Lahav – You can read more about her on her website:

 Thriving comes in many forms, and this book covers everything from minor adjustments to complete overhauls. Whether your life needs a little tweak or a major change, these stories will show you how to thrive. You’ll learn how to take charge of your future, make time for what’s important, and do what’s right for you. You’ll read about carving out time for work–life balance, learning how to say no, and making your own needs important again. You’ll be inspired by stories from people who have reinvented themselves, chucked it all to follow their dreams, and flouted convention by striking out on their own paths. You’ll also read about people who conquered their fears, embraced adventure and learned how to say yes to new things.

Coauthors Amy Newmark and Loren Slocum Lahav sum it up in their introduction: “The words in the title of our book, ‘Time to Thrive,’ have a deliberate double meaning because our stories have two main themes:

1) You need to make time in your busy life to thrive, whether that means putting aside an hour a day for a hobby or just learning to say no when asked to take on too many responsibilities; and

2) It’s time to take charge of your life and pursue your passion, do something you are enthusiastic about, and feel alive!

No more putting off those life changes you know you should make.” Chicken Soup for the Soul: Time to Thrive is the perfect book for anyone who wants to bust out of the same old routine and take life in a new direction. It will give you the confidence to take the first step toward a happier, more meaningful, purposeful life. There are a million ways to thrive. The trick is discovering which is right for you. This book gives you practical tips and thoughtful advice on how to do just that.

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