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Live Your Life: 14 Days to the Best You #BookReview

Live Your Life: 14 Days to the Best You #BookReview #selfhelp #atozchallenge

L for Live Your Life: 14 days to the best you by Ann LeFevre.

I enjoy motivational books, especially those that have solid takeaways and action tips. This book was a very satisfying read.

Book blurb:

Do you feel like you’re stuck in a rut? Overwhelmed by stress? Struggling to generate the momentum needed to improve your circumstances? Discover a 14-day program to kick-start a new and improved you. 

Psychotherapist Dr. Ann LeFevre has dedicated her life to helping clients break through boundaries and embrace their full potential. And now, she’s here to help you do the same!

Live Your Life: 14 Days to the Best You is a transformative resource for exposing your mental blocks and building a bridge to success. Through daily lessons and easy-to-follow action items, Dr. LeFevre will guide you along the path of self-discovery, growth, and acceptance. 

In Live Your Life, you’ll discover: 

  • How to pinpoint your sources of dissatisfaction and enact meaningful change 
  • How to acquire new skills in the pursuit of your goals 
  • How to reframe your story through the lens of compassion 
  • How to manage stressors and reduce the risk of stress-induced health issues 
  • How to create a strategy for taking your life to the next level, and more! 

Dr. LeFevre’s inspiring resource is your guide for taking back control of your life. If you like daily actionable steps, self-exploration, and time-tested tips, then you’ll love this motivating book. 

As a bonus, readers are invited to download a free Companion Workbook, and to view brief, informative videos from Dr. LeFevre’s website to augment learning.  

Live Your Life: 14 Days to the Best You #BookReview #selfhelp #atozchallenge

Paperback: 150 pages
Publisher: Restore Body and Soul (January 15, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0999268708
ISBN-13: 978-0999268704

My review of Live Your Life: 14 Days to the Best You

This self-help book is for those who are keen on creating a life that’s meaningful to them and want a step-by-step guide to get there. In fact, Dr. Ann LeFevre offers exactly that–a 14-day plan that begins with taking stock of where you are in life now and taking action. Though the book mentions a 14-day program, it is absolutely okay to take longer.

The book is best read with the companion workbook from the author’s website–which means you’ll have to work through it by answering questions, jotting down thoughts–and in short, being accountable for your progress.

Each day, before you start the day’s chapter, the author advises grounding or centering to focus and be fully present and relaxed before approaching the material.

Here’s what she suggests:

Grounding exercise

Roll your shoulders forward a few times, and then backward a few times.
Turn your head gently from side to side, then up and down.
Stretch your arms up over your head, then back down again.
Gently, but vigorously shake out your hands and feet. Finish with several slow deep breaths.
Then get started.

Each chapter is sprinkled with the author’s own life experiences and learning with a good dose of humor. There’s a wonderful analysis, followed by thinking points and action items.

For instance, when she talks about the negative voices in our heads, she poses questions to help reflect on this (thinking points) and offers suggestions on how to deal with it (action items). She wastes no time getting to the point in each easy-to-follow-and-apply lessons in Live Your Life: 14 Days to the Best You. She walks you through the process, guiding you to make simple changes that will transform your life, bringing clarity, purpose, and peace.

The chapter titles themselves are simple but are a lead-in to excellent self-help advice that steers the reader towards becoming mentally stronger and self-confident, combined with self-care tips.

The book revolves around

  • conquering the inner critic
  • taking action on following one’s passion
  • recognizing the value of slowing down
  • decluttering
  • finding balance
  • the value of dreaming and following through on those dreams
  • taking risks
  • identifying and practicing skills
  • self-love
  • and self-care

…all by reframing the thought process, through reflection and introspection and therefore, self-discovery.

The truth is, we already have what we need within us to live our best lives. We just need that extra nudge to take action. Many of the lessons in the book are things we probably know but have forgotten–and some may be new.  The author’s clear writing style is inspiring from page one.

Of course, the path will be challenging, but when you trust the process and keep at it, you will get there. Even if things don’t pan out the way you expect them to, it will still be a learning experience.

I enjoyed this book and recommend it!

Disclosure:

I received an Advance Review Copy of this wonderful book from the publishers, The Cadence Group.

Buy the book on Amazon (affiliate link, which means if you buy the book through this link I’ll be happy to earn a tiny commission at no extra cost to you. All blog earnings go to charity)

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Leslie S Moon
    April 14, 2018 at 3:52 am

    This book is a good one.
    Glad you liked it too.

  • Reply
    Shalzmojo
    April 14, 2018 at 5:33 am

    Oh I love the premise of this book and have noted it to read sometime in this year. Thanks so much for sharing this Vidya 🙂

  • Reply
    Archana
    April 14, 2018 at 11:54 am

    Sounds like it offers something a person can actually implement! Especially with the companion workbook. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply
    Birgit
    April 16, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    I am now going to try to read all your posts Vidya! This book sounds good and I like tests etc.. on oneself because it opens the eyes to something one may not have ever realized is part of one’s personality.

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