Radical Beauty

Chopra, M.D., Deepak. Snyder, C.N., Kimberly. Radical Beauty: How to Transform Yourself From the Inside Out. USA: Harmony Books. 2016.

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SUMMARY:
Defining Radical Beauty as a birthright for everyone, it is achieved when you reach the highest and most authentic potential of your natural true beauty, both inside and outside. Universal yet unique to each, Radical Beauty encompasses internal and external nourishment, sleep, nature, movement and spiritual beauty. Through explanations, recipes, encouragement, and ideas, Radical Beauty begins the transformation journey. With authors Deepak Chopra, M.D. and Kimberly Snyder, C.N. combining their knowledge and expertise, Radical Beauty is achievable.

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Redefining beauty to include more than the just the perceived outer beauty, I found Radical Beauty to be encouraging and positive in a very uplifting and beautiful way. Celebrating unique and potential beauty, the included information was current, relevant, well-written and necessary. Perfect as a reminder that beauty is not linked to media standards, this book would be wonderful at any age for that personal transformation. Health tips, nourishment ideas, and natural remedies and tools, all complement the basis of finding Radical Beauty. Well done!

RATING:
4.5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Radical Beauty from Blogging For Books for my honest review*

Living With Intent

Chopra, Mallika. Living With Intent: My Somewhat Messy Journey To Purpose, Peace And Joy. NY: Harmony Books. 2015.

SUMMARY:
intentSharing her many shortcomings as well as her busy life, author Mallika Chopra allows glimpses into the journey of finding peace, purpose and joy. Living intently, overcoming the guilt, taking time for herself, practicing her faith and embracing God, she finds the balance necessary to achieve happiness on many levels. With her path to intent (Incubate, Notice, Trust, Express, Nurture and Take Action), Mallika Chopra learned to listen, accept, act and enjoy.

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Recently having heard the concept of “intention” in yoga class, I was intrigued by this book. Not sure what I would find, I discovered a woman struggling  (busy, hectic, chaotic, rushed) but willing to change it.  Through reading this book, I’ve gained that intent is on many levels and encompasses several areas while being achieved in different ways (meditation, relaxation, peacefulness, exercise, healthy eating) and is personal to each. It  starts with taking care of yourself through time and compassion yet extends outward to serving. I appreciated the author’s mantra of “With God’s help, I can do this” and then she put one foot in front of the other to begin. Surprisingly, I enjoyed this book and plan to return to it as well as share it.

RATING:
4.5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Living With Intent from Blogging For Books for my honest review*