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[Book Review] — How to Stay Sane in a Crazy World by Sophia Stuart

640ac579e274475fa52b82be25ebc360Let’s face it, we live in a craaaaazy world. I know I spend more time feeling overwhelmed with to do lists, places to be, etc. than I care to admit. Sometimes the best thing I can do is slow down and take some me-time to reset.

This is why I loved How to Stay Sane in a Crazy World by Sophia Stuart. It’s like the ultimate escape in and of itself, even as it gives you ideas of ways to step away from the chatter and insanity of life.

The book kicks off with simple, beautiful photos you can get lost it. It then flows into tips on how to simplify life, or at least make it more bearable. It ends with ways to unplug entirely. It even gives lists of great books, movies and music to help with unplugging.

This book will be beside my bed as my little get-away before bed and as a reminder to take a moment to breathe. It would make a great gift to anyone going through a tough time. I loved it! And I think others will, too.

I received this book for free from Hay House Publishing for review purposes.

I was not financially compensated for this post. I received the book from Hay House for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.

FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from Hay House Publishing for this review. The opinion in this review is unbiased and reflects my honest judgment of the product.

[BookLook] — Clout

Clout by Jenni CatronI have read several “self-help” books over the last several years. Each one, I took a lesson or two from, but none of those can stand up to Clout: Discover and Unleash your God-Given Influence by Jenni Catron.

This book reached out and grabbed me in a way few books have in the past.  I found myself time and time again literally taking pictures of excerpts with my phone to keep at my fingertips. Some of them I shared on social media for others to read and hopefully find inspiration from in their own lives. It is, in my opinion, the perfect book for any leader or leader-at-heart to read and use to help them grow.

Catron skillfull winds life experiences, bible versus and core life truths in a way that pulls you in, then sits you back to think and contemplate. This book challenges the reader to think and soul search, all while keeping it laid back and easy to read. You’ll find yourself savoring every page.

This is NOT a book to read through quickly. I personally would read a chapter and then let it digest before moving on to the next one. Read every page let it lead you to fully discovering and nurturing your own path to leadership — your own natural and God-given clout.

I couldn’t have read this book at a better time. I have felt for awhile now that I’m right on the edge of discovering where I am meant to be in a stronger and more solid way than I ever have in my life. Reading this book now has helped set me up for success in whatever endeavor I choose to pursue — both professionally and personally. 2014-05-19 18.22.57 This is, in my opinion, the perfect “self-help book.” I highly, highly recommend reading it to anyone looking to set themselves up for the ultimate success.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.