Book Review: Everything You Need You Have

Monday, January 30, 2017

Author: Gerad Kite (more information)
Summary from Goodreads: 
Gerad Kite was a therapist for years before realizing all the talk and analysis weren't making a lasting difference in the lives of his patients. So he quit his practice and looked for a new way to help people feel better. What he discovered is a different approach to finding a secret, peaceful, and permanent place inside yourself that you can access at all times, a path to getting out of your head, to surrender to what is. You'll see that you already have what you need to be happy and well. 

Kite draws on the principles of ancient Chinese philosophy and his extensive experience helping people from all walks of life as a relaxation and acupuncture expert. His ten steps will show you how to tune in to your natural rhythms, view your emotions from a different perspective, and finally experience a state of bliss that you can return to again and again.

The secret to feeling at home in yourself isn't therapy, meditation, silencing your phone, throwing out your possessions or traveling the world. The answer is already inside you.
Personal Review:
I picked up this book because it appeared to be about Wellness and that is something that I have strived to be more mindful about in the New Year. I am glad that I did. In this book, we get alot of ideas for reflection and developing a better you.

Without any spoilers, here are a few ideas that stood out to me:
-We have a choice in how we get to live our lives.
-We're all a bit crazy.
-It's an uncomfortable truth that we humans create and carry around a lot of guilt, and other negative emotions that give rise to all kinds of troubling behaviors."

 Disclaimer: I was awarded this book as part of the Penguin ‘First to Read’ program. Though I did not pay for the book, the opinions are strictly my own.

Happy Reading!

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