Saturday, January 24, 2015

Blog Tour/Review: Fearless Fabulous You! by Melanie Young

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Fearless Fabulous You!: Lessons on Living Life On Your Terms, by Melanie Young
2014, 128p, Inspiration/Motivation
My Rating=5 Stars
Source: Received a copy from the publisher for an honest review

Stay Fearless and Fabulous at every age and stage of your life with inspirational insights, motivational quotes and helpful checklists to face challenges with grace and make the changes in life that are right for you.

Make yourself your Number One priority and project your Amazing Authenticity and Brilliance. Motivational muse, wellness advocate, business woman and breast cancer survivor Melanie Young, author of International Book Award- winning, Getting Things Off My Chest, shares her tips on how to:
  • Recharge your mental batteries and revalue your self worth
  • Release negative energy and embrace positive change
  • Reconnect with your amazing talents and turn road blocks into building blocks
  • Reframe the vision of who you want to be and how you want to project yourself
  • Reclaim the person you are destined to be and the life you want to live
If you feel stuck in a rut and need a re-energizing mental boost, keep this book by your bed to remind yourself every day that You can choose to be Fearless & Fabulous.

I love to read books like these because they make me stop and reflect on my life and areas where I can make improvements. I also like to get perspectives of different people and learn the tools they use to help them live a more fulfilling life. 

In this book, there are five sections: Recharge, Release, Reconnect, Reframe and Reclaim. Each section contains very short chapters which just take a few minutes to read. At the end of each chapter are some quotes and a "Fearless & Fabulous Five" list which highlights five points she made in the chapter. 

One of my favorite chapters is #16, "Reframe for a New Perspective." She talks about how the phrase "lump of coal" is used negatively but there is also a positive use for it--it's all about perspective. Coal is used to create warmth and you can cook with it to create a meal to nourish loved ones. I loved reading her perspective on that and want to take the lumps of coal in my life and find the positive possibilities in them. 

There are many other great chapters and ideas in this book. I read through it quickly and want to read it more slowly and implement more of her suggestions. In her introduction, she talks about how becoming unstuck doesn't happen overnight. I'm definitely aware of this but it always helps to have someone else reinforce that. I also love her quote, "We all have the capacity to stay fearless and fabulous at every age and stage of our lives." I love that! Here's to staying fearless and fabulous!! 

Author Melanie Young has made a career of turning challenges into opportunities as a wine and food marketing and communications specialist. When breast cancer took her on an unexpected detour in 2009-2010 she seized the opportunity to make positive lifestyle changes to stay healthy, manage stress, eliminate fear of recurrence and rethink how she wanted to live her life with renewed purpose. Writing was her therapy and voice to help inspire others to face life’s challenges with grit, grace and wit. Her first book, Getting Things Off My Chest, helps newly diagnosed women navigate their breast cancer journey with confidence. In Fearless Fabulous You! Melanie’s message is: “Be CEO- chief empowerment officer- of your life. Find your passion and purpose; be your own wellness advocate and believe in your self-worth.”


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