Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Book review : Small Servings of Wellness #BlogchatterEBookCarnival

As part of the #BlogchatterEbookCarnival, we were asked to review 3 books from the ones published in May after a successful completion of #AtoZChallenge by many participants across the world. Blogchatter team provided this wonderful platform to the first time authors like me & author of this book to fulfil the dream of being a published author. This is the first review in the series.

Why Small Servings of Wellness by Vaishali Gandhi?

I met Vaishali during the Mumbai Blogchatter meet and the first thing that appealed to me was the warm smile on her face and the calmness in her appearance. Every day we meet people from all walks of life, some of them ignite something in us, some of them make us restless and some of them make us feel calm & grounded. Many times the reasons we feel a certain way after meeting a person can’t be expressed in words and such was the feeling of calmness I felt after meeting her.

I believe that every day we should be a better version of ourselves than the previous day. This belief drives me to keep exploring ways to personal growth. There is so much to learn in this world that one lifetime wouldn’t be enough. This book offers a lot of knowledge/wisdom collected from many people, books and methods to lead a holistic life on a platter hence it was a natural choice for me to review as part of the #BlogchatterEBookCarnival.

Highlights of the book 

There are so many books, speakers, workshops and other sources of knowledge available out there that sometimes it becomes overwhelming what to choose. As the name suggests this book packs it all and presents it in bite size information. This book turns out to be a guide by a trusted friend. Rather than reading reviews of the hundreds of self help book and deciding on the ones I want to read, I find it easy to use this book as a reference to read more on the topic. What I loved most about this book is while keeping the chapters short and quick, Vaishali has done a fabulous job of maintaining the real crux of each of them. 

My Takeaways from the book

Instead of summarising my learnings, I wish to give some of the powerful quotes from the book

"Making things positive doesn't mean a sunny outlook; it means making the choice to
see problems as opportunities." ~ Brahma Kumaris

“We cannot learn without pain.” ~ Aristotle

“To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold
peace and happiness.” –Robert Muller

“You cannot see your reflection in running water, only in still water.” ~Elizabeth Gilbert

She must learn to control her mind when everything else around her seems out of control

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”

“The struggle ends when gratitude begins.” ~ Neale Donald Walsch

"The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams." ~Oprah Winfrey

"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be." ~Lao Tzu

“You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.
The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.”

Rating : 4.5 / 5

About Vaishali 

SoulMom aka Vaishali calls herself a constant seeker and explorer. She is an avid reader, passionate about travel and photography. Curious about energy sciences and the spiritual ways of the universe. An innate artist fond of experimenting with different media. A fitness enthusiast who swears by yoga and meditation.

Professionally dabbled with a diverse set of skills across advertising and marketing communications. Personally, she continues to be on a wonderful journey as a single mom to two beautiful daughters.

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