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Do You Remember? - Book Review

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Typical Gemini, with the concentration span of a gnat & not one for sitting still. My old Da used to say that "you're a long time dead". So my mantra is get busy living.Please join me for more at brizzymaysbooksandbruschettasite.wordpress.com
Published August 4th 2016
How Far Do Your Memories Go Back?
This recently released book is aimed squarely at those with an interest in personal growth. I am quite familiar with this genre as many New Age books cross my work desk on a daily basis.

The premise of Do You Remember? is that by returning to, and understanding, our memories we can then grow into our authentic self. For example, during childhood events can be upsetting, though as we are not mature enough to deal with those feelings we put them aside, thus starting a pattern that may continue throughout the rest of our lives. This book is a reminder that we can look back to the good memories and take things from those, as well as turning bad memories into positive experiences by understanding behavioural patterns derived from unpleasant situations.

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"The book has been designed to help people of all ages identify and re-evaluate their feelings so that they can live a full and aware life. It will also help them to cope with stress, grief and change."

I appreciate that this may be a confrontational concept if you are not comfortable with examining yourself. However, the author has successfully delivered this message in a simplistic, jargon-free and gentle manner in an effort to appeal to a wide audience, particularly those who generally don't reach for a Self Help book at the library or local bookstore.

It is a slim volume of 23 pages, though I believe that this is in no way to its detriment. It clearly delivers a message, and then follows up with exercises which can be practiced from the comfort of your own home. These include Mindfulness Meditations, Gratitude and tips on verbalising and Sharing Thoughts.

There is no information about the author which I personally found disconcerting as most books of this nature include a flowery biography. It is quite clear that Heletyl has researched her topic by citing references to numerous readings, and does have a passion for mental as well as spiritual health.

Books are available in paperback or e-book formats at www,booktopia.com.au, www.balboapress.com.au, www.amazon.com.au, and www.bigfish.com.au.
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