BOOK REVIEW: A Fresh Start: 111 Affirmations to Make This the Best Year Ever and Create the Life You Want by Karen Carrington

Book review for A Fresh Start by Karen Carrington

Nonfiction Book Review

Title: A Fresh Start: 111 Affirmations to Make This The Best Year Ever and Create The Life You Want
Author:  Karen Carrington
Publisher: Discovering Diversity Publishing
Released: August 1, 2018
Pages: 141
ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1718187733
Book Reviewer: Christine Bode
Stars:  4.0

I met Karen Carrington in an Executive Career Jam Zoom group led by Mich Nadon of Media and loved her immediately. She is kind, caring, courageous and oh, so glamorous! After reading her book, I know her much better and can add that she’s resilient, determined, fabulous and fierce.

Karen’s book A Fresh Start: 111 Affirmations to Make This The Best Year Ever and Create The Life You Want is chock full of powerful affirmations for the most meaningful areas of our lives. In it, Karen shares her story, including the many challenges she has faced and how, through faith, support and sheer will, she overcame them and became a success as a talk show host, inspirational public speaker, author, and most importantly, a mother. Her love for her two sons is a beautiful thing. Her role model, Jack Canfield, would be proud of her. I certainly am!

In her book, Karen asks the sort of questions we all need to reflect on and provides us with space to write down our answers. When I finished reading, I wrote out my answers to seven Life Lessons last night. She also gives us a bonus journal of 32 lined pages to write in.

Two of my favourite things about this book (besides a slew of wonderful affirmations) were reading how Karen discovered the TV show Dynasty and realizing that she IS Alexis Carrington. Also, the terrific S.E.L.F. C.A.R.E. acronym she created reminds us of the importance of self-care and self-love.

My favourite affirmations are the first four sentences of #1, and 4, 14, 15, 25, 34, 38, 48, 56, 66, 73, 76, 77, 83, 92, 93, 101, and 104.

“Today, I am open and ready for the prosperity and blessings that are coming my way. I am an amazing person who is loveable and deserves to be loved. I let go of all past hurts and pain. I am focused on shifting my mindset into a positive space. I possess the qualities needed to be extremely successful, and I am committed to making this year my best year ever.”

Karen Carrington, a fresh start: 111 Affirmations to make this year the best year ever and create the life you want, affirmation #1

Karen Carrington is much more than a brand; she is a phenomenal woman who deserves to be celebrated not only on International Women’s Day but every day!

Get Karen’s book on Amazon.


  1. Linda Dunn says:

    Thank you, Christine, the affirmations you chose for your post were what I needed today!❤

    Linda Dunn

    1. I’m so glad that they touched you, Linda! Thank you for reading my post.

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