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Chicken Soup For the Soul: The Power of Forgiveness {Review & Giveaway}

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Forgiveness frees us to get on with our lives! We can all benefit from letting go of our anger, and the 101 personal, touching stories in this collection will help you see the power of forgiveness and how it can change your own life.Whether it’s forgiving a major wrong or a minor blunder, forgiving someone is healing and frees you to move on with your life. You don’t have to forget or condone what happened, but letting go of your anger improves your wellbeing and repairs relationships. You will be inspired to change your life through the power of forgiveness as you read the 101 stories in this book about forgiving others, changing your attitude, healing and compassion.

We all have stories to share and one of forgiveness can be extremely powerful because it goes against our first response.  The response being to close the door and harbor anger. But by doing this, we are only haunted by it’s affects. Affects which over time creates bitterness and clouds up all remaining sunshine in our lives.

It’s a hard lesson when we realize that often life isn’t all we expect it to be.  It’s full of pain and hurt. Everyone has their own things to deal with but sometimes we just are’t sure where to turn for help and healing.  In Chicken Soup: The Power of Forgiveness there are numerous stories shared that give hope in moving forward and not letting paindefeat us.

Each story shared is roughly about 3-4 pages each. There’s a title followed by a quote that goes with the story. These stories are shared and written by and from not just every day average people like you and I but also from more well known people like Anthony Anderson for instance.

There are eleven sections varying with how many stories are in each. The section titles are:

  • Lessons on Forgiving Fathers
  • Forgiveness between Mothers & Children
  • Learning to Live with Family Through-Marriage
  • Patching Up Rifts with Siblings
  • When Bad Things Happen in Love and Marriage
  • Forgiving Friends and Colleagues
  • Lessons from the People You Meet
  • When a Crime Has Been Committed
  • ]The Importance of Self-Forgiveness
  • A Poem that Says It All
  • Bonus Stories about the Power of Forgiveness

This book is sure to inspire you to let thing go and keep you hooked in reading story after story. There are 101 stories but at only a few pages each, one can easily read this book in a couple of days if not sooner. I like this book a lot because it’s a reminder that we aren’t alone! I would certainly recommend this title!

Interested in Purchasing? Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Forgiveness: 101 Stories about How to Let Go and Change Your Life can be found at at Amazon.com right now for $9.99 Kindle format & $11.55 for a paperback copy as well as at other retailers!

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Find Your Inner Strength Review & Giveaway

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We’re all stronger than we think, and we often discover our inner strength and resilience when a problem arises. The 101 empowering and uplifting stories in this collection by people who have overcome challenges, solved problems, or changed their lives will help you find your own inner strength, resilience, and remind you to think positive, count your blessings, and use the power that you have within you.

My Thoughts…

We all have a story to share and no story is stronger than one of conquering over our weakness. It’s a hard lesson when we realize that often life isn’t all we expect it to be. We are human and with our humanity comes happiness but sorrow as well in some shape or form. Everyone’s challenge is just a bit different. In Chicken Soup: Find Your Inner Strength there are numerous stories of all kinds that are shared that give hope in moving forward and not letting our challenges defeat us.

There are stories of in this book that can empower, encourage, and prompt us to bravely keep standing despite what is thrown our way. In doing so, we are encouraging others to keep going on as well. Each story shared is roughly about 3-4 pages each. There’s a title followed by a quote that goes with the story at hand. These stories are shared and written by and from every day average people just like you and I. There are ten chapters with about 10 stories each. The chapter titles are:

  • Overcoming Self Destructive Behavior
  • Fighting Health Challenges
  • Powering Through Loss
  • Moving Past Disabilities
  • Accepting New Normal
  • Accepting What Makes You Different
  • Learning to Reach Out
  • Rising to the Challenge
  • Pursuing Your Dream
  • Taking Back Your Life

This book is sure to inspire and keep you hooked in reading story after story. There are 101 stories but at only a few pages each, one can easily read this book in a couple of days if not sooner. I like this book a lot because it’s a reminder that we aren’t alone and how together we are made stronger as well! I would certainly recommend this title!

Interested in Purchasing?  Chicken Soup for the Soul: Find Your Inner Strength: 101 Empowering Stories of Resilience, Positive Thinking, and Overcoming Challenges can be found at at Amazon.com right now for $8.89 Kindle format & $12.29 for a paperback copy as well as at other retailers!

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas in Canada

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Christmas is a magical time of year! This collection of 101 festive holiday stories will warm your heart and spread holiday cheer with its tales of family, fun, and traditions from across Canada. A fantastic holiday gift and a great way to start the season!

From mummering and caroling, to winter lights festivals and crèche displays, to feasts and cookie-baking parties, Christmastime in Canada is full of fun and special traditions. You will delight in reading the 101 merry and heartwarming stories about family, goodwill, and holiday traditions across Canada’s provinces. Remember, all our stories are “Santa safe” so they can be enjoyed by the whole family.

My Thoughts…

Chicken Soup for the Soul:Christmas in Canada 101 Stories about the Joy and Wonder of the Holidays is an enjoyable to read collection during the month of November as well as December. The stories all being true are from people just like you and I. I believe these stories will not just get you in the spirit of the season but encourage you to spread cheer among family, friends, and complete strangers.

I really like reading stories from all sorts of different people with very different as well as similar backgrounds to my own. I believe we all have story such as these to share perhaps this book would be a very inspiration to share a little about yourself with others face to face or through a blog post!

There are 101 stories, each is about about 3-4 pages each. There’s a title followed by a quote that goes with the story at hand. There’s stories of ice storms and losing power, dressing up as Rudolph, a First Christmas, Christmas Trees, Not So Fancy dressing, stories of toys such as a red wagon as well as Barbie, and many more! There are ten chapters with about 10 stories each. The chapter titles are:

  • The Spirit of Christmas
  • Holiday Celebrations & Traditions
  • Holiday Memories
  • O Christmas Tree!
  • The Santa Files
  • A Winter Wonderland
  • Taking Care of Each Other
  • Angels in Our Midst
  • The True Meaning of Christmas
  • The Spirit of Giving

It’s been a joy to read these Christmas as well as Hanukkah stories. I found most to be quite moving and leaving me with a feeling of happiness and hope! Sometimes especially during this time of the year, I feel people sometimes lose sight a bit of why we celebrate and how we should be kind and generous toward each other. Peace on Earth and Goodwill toward men, ya know?

These stories are kid friendly and Santa safe. Santa safe as in there’s no story that would cause a child to lose belief. I would encourage you to pick up a book for yourself and instead of just reading it on your own perhaps read it amongst loved ones or get them a copy too!

Interested in Purchasing?  Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas in Canada: 101 Stories about the Joy and Wonder of the Holidays can be found at at Amazon.com right now for $8.89 Kindle format & $11.71 for a paperback copy as well as at other retailers!

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Reboot Your Life {Review & Giveaway}

chknsouprebootYou will be inspired to pursue your true passion as you read stories like the one from ultra-marathoner Dean Karnazes. He didn’t like where his life was headed and literally ran out of his 30th birthday party and didn’t stop for 30 miles. Shortly after that pivotal moment, Dean quit his corporate job and his partying lifestyle. He wanted to make his living by running. And he did. “Now, some two decades later,” Dean writes. “I’ve realized more happiness and greater fulfillment than I ever dreamed imaginable.”

Within these pages, you’ll find the tools and the advice you need to solve your problems, use positive thinking, find your purpose, follow your dreams and start over. The 101 role models in this collection of revealing personal stories will help you change your life, and become the person you are meant to be.

It does a person good to hear motivational stories. I’ve found it personally quite recharging. The testimony of others of where they were and where they are now are a true inspiration. These stories can help us to come out strong knowing that we aren’t alone. I believe a reader will be left with hope in moving forward no matter what may lie before them.

Each story shared is roughly about 3-4 pages each. There’s a title followed by a quote that goes with the story at hand. These stories are shared and written by and from every day average people just like you and I. There are ten chapters with about 10 stories each. The chapter titles are:

  • Do It Now
  • Follow Your Heart
  • Take a Chance
  • Find Your Purpose
  • Start Over
  • Mind Your Health
  • Overcome Adversity
  • Listen to Your Friends
  • Take Time For You
  • Adjust You Attitude

I believe this collection will no doubt bring readers of all ages inspiration and reflection in coming to terms of what lies in their own past  and what may be ahead in the future. Growing from our past and thriving in the future. We control how we react in keeping a positive attitude in every situation.

I would certainly recommend picking up a copy of this book. It would make a great gift to someone that is feeling a little down or finding themselves at a crossroads in their life. There’s something in this title for everyone!

Interested in Purchasing? Find Chicken Soup for the Soul: Reboot Your Life: 101 Stories about Finding a New Path to Happiness  at Amazon.com right now for $8.89 Kindle format & $12.29 for a paperback copy.

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Win it: I’m excited to be giving three of my loyal blog subscribers a chance to win a copy of this book for themselves or to gift to friend! Enter below through Rafflecopter. Giveaway is open to USA & Canada participants.

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Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own or my immediate family members, based on our personal experience with the product.

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