Thursday, April 9, 2015

Gentle Steps on the Journey of a Healing Heart by Clara Penner Review and Giveaway (Sage Book Tours)

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About the Author

It’s me Clara Penner. Author & Blogger. Here is the scoop on me…

I am the wife of one, mom of two kids one boy one girl and 2 dogs) & 1 cat

I love to explore energetic vibration, which would explain why my chosen career is to assist other lovely creators to live life by choice not chance so they can climb on up the energetic vibration scale and create an abundant life full of greatness.

I also get to share all of the GREAT info I have learned over the past 12 years of learning how to use my emotions to propel me forward and not drag me under with all of my emotional surfing community over on my blog or on social media.

My hobbies are Mediation, writing, hanging out in nature with my four legged friends, camping, reading, and I love watching a great movie but truth be told it’s the popcorn that lures me in every time.
That is a quick preview of me but who knows what great treasures are still to unfold in this adventure called life.

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Gentle Steps on the Journey of a Healing Heart

In Gentle Steps On The Journey Of A Healing Heart: Living Joyfully Through Rocky Times: Living Joyfully through Rocky Times, author Clara Penner shares her family’s story of their journey to healing their hearts when their family is faced with the news that their newborn son is affected with severe hemophilia. As their world is dramatically changed with this new unknown future, she must navigate a new path and overcome her fears of the unknown.

Penner describes her family’s roller coaster of emotions when faced with the realities of chronic illness, as well as the ways that each person overcame this helpless feeling. Capturing stories of the challenges each family member experienced and the steps to their healing, she shares the amazing triumphs of the human spirit and explores how each of us has the power within to shape our destiny. Transform from just surviving life to living it, loving it, and becoming a part of it! Penner shares the steps her family discovered for everyone to use in their own journey:

  • Validate the rush of emotions in creative ways.
  • Evaluate your belief system.
  • Create a more purposeful life.
  • Align your life to reach your goals.
  • Discover the authentic you.
  • Experience the pure love of family;
  • Accept the power of you and enjoy the journey of your life.

Fifty-Two weeks of adventure and discovery for your soul

is packed full of adventure and discovery. Each week for one full year, you can choose something that you want to do to infuse joy into your life. Start checking off those things that you are saving for someday.

As you allow your inner child to have fun you may find yourself wanting to be more conscious of who you are and who you want to be, so more of what you want can show up in your life. Through the discovery of you, you can align your thoughts and actions so you can attract positive people and experiences in to your life.

The journal section provides beautifully designed color journal pages to record your adventure and discovery; you can even add pictures or memorabilia to your pages. You can look can on these wonderful memories of you choosing to start living, loving and becoming a part of your life.

Let the adventure and discovery begin!

My Reviews

Gentle Steps on the Journey of a Healing Heart

I knew this book would be interesting to read since the book opened up in the reader app on the computer versus Kindle or Adobe Digital Editions. This is the first book, which defaulted to this app. 

In the book,  Penner discusses how to have joy in times of struggle.  The book teaches you how to find peace in chaos. I definitely needed to read this book because my mind is not at peace. I have to clean. I have to blog. I have to raise two special needs kids. Sometimes, I have to cook. Like, last night, I stayed up late cleaning the bathroom because there was a mini flood. I started cleaning the game room and started cleaning my bedroom. I had three reviews to write before midnight and almost forgot because I thought yesterday was the 7th, not the 8th. I got up this morning, like normal, to get kids ready for school and then worked on the game room. 

I had to put a screw and washer back in Brad's bed because he probably jumped on the bed. Yet, if I didn't move his bed back to insert the screw, I would have never found a product, I have to review within the next few weeks, that I thought was in a bin in my room. I also would have never found my old phone, the kids still use to watch Youtube or to play tap the frog. I am in the process of trying to organize my things better, but it's definitely a struggle because there is only so much, I can do per day. Definitely need an assistant to help me go through these bins. 

In the book, Penner discusses journaling. She discussed her gratitude journal and a organized journal, divided into sections. She discusses ending every journal entry on a positive note. I also love to write, but when I write, I just write until I can't write anymore, even if it doesn't make sense. It can end positive or negative, but I have to stop when my hands start hurting. You can express yourself through journaling: your thoughts, fears, and ideas. Whatever you are going through. She also provides stories about her husband and children. 

You can purchase the book on Amazon in Kindle, Paperback, and Hardback format. The book is prime-eligible. 

52 weeks of Adventure and Discovery for your Soul

In the book, Penner discusses how we should live life for each day. We shouldn't wait for things to happen, but to make time for things to happen, and then do them. The book starts out with a dedication to her father, who died of cancer, but did not lose hope. Penner does provide ideas and journal prompts for you to consider. One prompt is to select an event from your life and write down what meaning you have attached to it. Or how would your parents describe you?These questions are in the first section called Discover U, then Penner goes into the 52 weeks of adventure. The 52 weeks of adventure provides colorful journal pages for you to write your thoughts, ideas, and adventures. I think it would be a good idea if you can write in the kindle edition. So I can jot down ideas where ever I go with the Kindle, instead of remembering to always bring my journal for ideas. Then again, they both go where I go anyway. :-)

You can purchase the book in Kindle and Paperback format. For the prompts, I do recommend Kindle, but for the journal pages, the paperback would be good. The book is prime-eligible. 

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