Re-Create and Celebrate (Book Review)

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Finding out what makes your heart sing…

When Cindy contacted me about doing a review for her book, she did not realize that I had just committed to re-creating myself, by losing weight. Her book was a great compliment to this endeavor. It was full of helpful ways to take a look inward to find the fortitude to make it happen.

Her book delves into who we are and why we succeed or fail. This quote sums it up very well:

“The first question to ask yourself when you come to your want and why is, “who is this for?” Is it truly for yourself, or is it for someone else? Is it really your dream, or is it a dream someone else has for you? Rarely does it succeed if it’s for someone else.”

When I turned 76 a few weeks ago, I realized that I cannot just gradually keep getting bigger and bigger. I decided I wanted this change for me. It is going to be a difficult journey because I really love food. Her book reminded me that the change in attitude must come from within myself.

Cindy’s book is much more than a weight-loss book. It goes into what has shaped us and made us who we are today. She shares a number of personal stories from her own life and the journey she has been on since childhood. She takes us on an inward journey of self-discovery.

We grow up pleasing others and doing what they think we should do. But as adults we must chose what we want in life. It is not an easy choice because we have been programmed to please everyone but ourselves.

“We often live out someone else’s dream for them, instead of finding out what makes our heart sing…”

“The key to life is being open to receive what is already there waiting for you to hear and understand.”

“Remember, processing feelings is the inroad to the soul, and by clearing the debris you are opening a pathway to reaching your goals and living the life you envisioned.”

“We cannot control the circumstances around us, but only our reactions to them.”

These are just a few of the quotes from her book that spoke to me as I read it. I found her story and vulnerability something I could connect with and learn from.

Her book comes out on Amazon today. If you want to know more on how to re-create your life go and check out Cindy’s book. You will find it helpful and enlightening.

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69 thoughts on “Re-Create and Celebrate (Book Review)

  1. This is a beautiful book and this review will encourage readers to go for it. It’s good that the day of release is here. I’m sure it’s going to be a grand success.

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  3. I am deeply moved by your words Dwight, thank you for this awesome review. I’m also quite happy to know that you used some of the passages to help sustain your weight-loss journey. That’s so awesome. Congratulations. I love the points you picked out in my book to share and highlighting the points I made. Thank you so very much. I’m deeply grateful! I appreciate your open sharing.

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    • I am honored to be a part of your book launch and to take your wisdom to heart. The psychological aspects of intent are so important to having success. Failure is easy… success takes a lot of hard work as you well know. It was great to see everyone on the zoom party today!

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  4. Good luck with your weight loss. I struggle with weight and can identify with the gradual weight gain and at 71 it doesn’t disappear easily! Thanks for sharing the book review. I just got the book and can’t wait to dive in.

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  5. A very fine review. Yes, if our goals are designed to fulfill someone else’s dreams, it’s difficult to hang in there! Gotta have a vested interest and be doing it for your own dreams. Therein lies the perseverance! Good reminder!

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  6. Hi Dwight, thanks for sharing your personal story along with your wonderful review for Cindy’s book. I just ordered my copy and am excited to dive into her wisdom and insight. I hope the zoom launch was successful; sorry I couldn’t make it! But Congrats again to Cindy! I imagine her Cloud-9 ride has been thrilling!!! ❤️

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