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Book Review | Living Lightly: Bring Happiness and Calm to Your Everyday by @dalecurd #bookreview

Title: Living Lightly: Bring Happiness and Calm to Your Everyday

Author: Dale Curd and Kimberly Alexander

Genre: Personal Growth / Happiness / SELF-HELP / Motivational & Inspirational / BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Mindfulness & Meditation

Book Blurb:


Living Lightly offers a year’s worth of opportunities to commune, in the deepest and most beautiful sense of that word, with your self and your life. Featuring timeless wisdom, inspiring quotes and simple, practical strategies to help you boost your happiness, Living Lightly invites you to explore how your mind works, understand and express your feelings and be reminded that you are much, much stronger than you realize. Living Lightly is a great way to start or end the day.

My Review:

What better way to start 2020 and a new decade than with a devotional? Living Lightly is a book aimed at offering insight and reflection as you go about your day. Each day’s entry is like a stepping off point with a quote to mull over, relatable ways to improve yourself with whatever is going on and easy-to-follow techniques to add happiness and joy to your life. Dale and Kim are experienced therapists, yet they don’t preach like many other professionals in their field. Instead, they share their wisdom on what they’ve learned with a gentle spirit and a calm demeanor. Start the year off on the right foot and embrace a peace you never thought you had inside.

From the very first page, I connected with Dale and Kim. Their words soothed my spirit and I found the stress of the day slipping off my burdened shoulders. Devotionals are not alike, and this is one of the best I’ve read. Blending meditation, self-help, and compassion, Living Lightly allows the reader to discover areas of their personality they never knew existed. Focusing on self-care instead of changing the world allows the reader to gain true personal growth. Each of us deals with heartache, failure, and loss but the key to living a calm and joyful life is letting go and being in the moment. Brilliant! Highly recommend it to anyone.

Favorite Character/Quote: “We lighten when we feel compassion for everyone who struggles to live. And we are enlightened when we breathe in self-compassion.”

My Rating: 5+ stars

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Author Biography – About Dale and Kim:

Dale is a mental health professional, the host of CBC TV’s Hello Goodbye and a co-host of Life Story Project on the Oprah Winfrey Network. The

creator of an acclaimed Empathetic Listening Method, Dale leads specialized workshops for law enforcement, hospitals and corporations across North America.

Kim spent twenty years in the tech startup world, helping to launch successful online companies in US banking, healthcare, organizational collaboration and international development. She has travelled extensively and considers travel one of her greatest pleasures. In 2014 she completed her training as a therapist, merging her worlds of technology and therapy, by offering clients online video counselling. Kim is a lifelong learner, always engaged in activities and ventures that expand her self-awareness, from writing, raising animals, to listening to horses and trees.

Dale and Kim founded The Child Therapy List and The Men’s List, two global, online mental wellness professional directories, to help normalize therapy and end mental health stigma. They created as an online community to acknowledge and connect with readers and inspire people to share in their passion for beauty. In 2015 Dale and Kim left city life to live on a historic farm in Muskoka. is a growing online community of souls committed to living fully, exploring new experiences, making new discoveries in our inner and outer landscapes. Dale and Kim are so excited for your images and stories, of beauty and connection. Come join the journey—we are waiting for you!

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Reviewed by: Mrs. N

1 Comment

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Jan 06, 2020

Thank you, Kim and Dale, for writing such an inspiring book.

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