Direct and Honest from Anne Woods on 09 May 2014
This book is fantastic.... Mary really captures the essence of her own life experiences and presents them as perfect examples of how she has personally found empowerment through the trenches of life. She uses a wide variety of life situations from her childhood, early adulthood, up through her life today. She's extremely poignant, direct, and honest, and keeps her chapters short for easy digestion.
Through hardships and lots of joy, Mary simply lays down on the table that you can ALWAYS choose empowerment through your experiences. No matter what. This is an easy read, but things may not always be what you want to hear.... but that makes this book all the more important. Sometimes the things we resist are the things we need most to grow, and to Be Empowered. For example, there are awesome little sections at the end of each chapter to write your own thoughts and actions on that topic - a great tool I realized I needed to stop resisting and give in to in order to explore my inner world and workings even deeper :)
DEFinitely pick this book up!
Delightfully Uplifting from Audrey Walker on 23 Apr 2014
This book put is the epitome of empowering oneself. There are numerous personal experiences which really bond you to the author and validate what she is telling you. Things we have always thought and felt but just needed somebody to tell us. Well here it is, she's telling us. This book is a delightful read and will leave you feeling emotionally stronger than ever before. Her recipes for self-love and self-empowerment are unlike others I have read before. I have read many books on this topic and this one just really rings true straight to my heart. I cannot recommend this book enough.