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This book has what Ive been looking for.
on May 29, 2011
Holly is an inspiration. I've learned so much from reading this book - how to focus on the positive, rather than the negative ... She writes in a way I could relate to, instead of just telling me what I should do.
For example, at the beginning of Chapter 4, Holly wrote that her husband had cleaned the kitchen, but she could only focus on the fact that there were still crumbs on the counter. And I thought, "That's me! I do that." But I didn't know there were easy little tools to help me to not only stop doing that, but to feel more peaceful and happy all of the time. Now I constantly look for things to be happy about and appreciate, instead of criticize. I am a happier person because of it. I am a better mother and a better wife.
The most important tool I learned from the book was how to "Opt Out." I was a new mom, and I overscheduled myself. I was trying to be supermom, the best mother, the best wife and the best friend. I realized I was spreading myself too think, and it was okay to say no. That set me up to be more peaceful all the time.
Being a new mom, I was so overwhelmed at first. I had to learn what to commit to and what to say no to. And once I did, I was much calmer and a better mother and a better wife.
Holly gives us permission to say no. And I felt relief. I am not superwoman, and I don't need to be.
I think this book will help so many people. Everyone can use help to reduce stress in realistic ways. There's 10-minute yoga - that's doable. There is an easy breathing exercise I can do anywhere, anytime. There are more than 50 recipes that are 5 ingredients or less, and they are delicious. It made it quick and easy to cook at home. It can't get any easier.
This book has helped me so much. And if I can do it, anyone can. It's written for average people and it teaches such easy methods to simplify your life. You will be healthier, happier and live a more enjoyable life. I certainly am.
I have recommended this book to so many people because I know so many people will come away with so much. Focusing on the positive, simplify your life - it's just such a positive, inspirational book.