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Your Year for Change

Bronnie Ware

Self Improvement, Inspirational


Having spent several years listening to, and then writing about, the regrets of dying people, Bronnie Ware understands the importance of acknowledging death and finding the courage to live a happy and authentic life in the meantime. In this tender yet influential collection, Bronnie Ware shares 52 inspiring stories, woven among observations from her daily life, strengthening you with the values needed for regret-free living. You can read one story a week or read them all right through. Either way, Bronnie's ability to open your eyes to new perspectives will also open your heart to new strengths and dreams. Your Year for Change is a gentle and powerful book that will leave you determined to embrace your life, forgive your past, honor your heart, and create a regret-free future of happiness and wonder.
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Dec 08, 2014 PanaceaAscending
Bronnie Wares's Your Year for Change : 52 Reflections For Regret Free Living provides an easy and enjoyable read. The chapters are very short, and if you wanted to you could easily read this book in one afternoon sitting. However, that's not likely to be the case. Not because the book is easy to put down, but rather because each chapter feels like an introduction to what is to be discovered in yourself. The reflections and writings offered are just the beginning, the real magic is what you experience outside of the pages. Bronnies beautiful view on life inspires you to take a good look at your own, and examine what wisdom surrounds you each day without your knowledge. It's best to let this book unfold as your days do. Perhaps reading a chapter a week, or per day - whatever suits you. The truth is, the reflections offered require some time to digest, which allows those on a busy schedule to develop themselves without compromise. In fact - going a midst your day is encouraged, as it allows what you read to truly sink in and reveal itself in flesh and spirit. It's a very beautiful experience to be able to see how another human being views life, and even more so because this book doesn't require you to shift your thinking in a particular way, or adopt a certain viewpoint. Rather, that you examine the uniqueness in your own life, and find the wisdom that is just waiting to reveal itself. It's an inspiring and powerful read, give it a go, and make this your year for change.

FTC Disclosure: I was not paid for this review, I received a copy of the book via Hay house Publishing for review purposes only.
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Jan 25, 2015 KariF
You know those calendars that make you rip off one sheet per day for inspiration? That’s kind of what Your Year For Change is like – but instead of one sheet per day, it is one chapter per week, and instead of a small little inspirational story, it is a story that is about 4 pages long…at least in my Kobo.

About The Author

Bronnie Ware lives in Australia, and she is a speaker, songwriter, and author.

In the beginning of the book she talks about another book she wrote – The Top 5 Regrets Of The Dying. That books sounds amazing, and I cried just reading some of the things she was mentioning that she learned from people she spent time with while they were dying. I think that it hit home with me because I worked at a senior’s home and I know that they have a lot to say about life and how they lived it. I definitely want to read that one.

I looked up her name on Twitter, and I found a lot of people were just quoting things she has said. When someone is being quoted, you know that they have impacted some hearts and souls.

Bronnie has a website, and she says that some of the chapters in Your Year For Change are taken directly from the blog – or adapted from the blog. You can’t comment on the blog, which is kind of a bummer, but it is still a nice place to go and read. But, if you want all of Bronnie’s insights, then get the book.

How To Read Your Year For Change

It is 52 different chapters that each address a different topic, such as worry, respect, honesty, faith, and even fences. In each chapter/lesson she tells a story, sends a message, and gives you something to think about.

I read the book pretty fast, but I would recommend against that.

Instead, I think reading one lesson per week throughout a year is ideal. Why? Each lesson makes you think, and as you go about your day or week, you can reflect on that story, apply it to your own life, and make some changes. If you read it all in one day, there is too much going on in your head, and different lessons will get lost in the shuffle.

Each lesson is important to becoming more aware and happier in life.

Each lesson deserves its own week to be reflected on.

Should You Check It Out?

Your Year For Change gives some great insights into life and has the potential to shift your perspective around, which can increase your happiness in life. Since I am a huge promoter of happiness, I have to give this book a big thumbs up.

It is a tool that anyone can use to change their life in a positive way.

In short, it delivers on its promise. It gives you the chance to make this your year for change.
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Feb 04, 2015 Angel
Your Year for Change by Bronnie Ware

Having worked at hospice for many years, Bronnie Ware is familiar with the regrets of those whose path to heaven is near ... She has discovered a pattern in there regrets and shares this in her book.

The chapters are short and can easily be read one per day, enough to reflect upon ... or even one chapter per week. This is the way I recommend reading the book, slowly ...

FTC Disclosure: I was not paid for this review, I received a copy of the book via Hay house Publishing for review purposes only.
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