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:

EMBRACE THE PRESENT AND FIND CALM AND JOY—EVERY DAY


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.