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
Book Reviewer: Christine Bode
I met Karen Carrington in an Executive Career Jam Zoom group led by Mich Nadon of Media Intelligence.ca 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.
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.