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5 stars for Ten Recommandments for Personal Empowerment #bookreview #selfhelp @sleepylionLtd

Title: Ten Recommandments for Personal Empowerment

Author: Dana Sardano

Genre: Self-help, Semi-Autobiographical, Trauma

Book Blurb:

Ten Recommandments for Personal Empowerment is a loose autobiography based on Dana's dysfunctional upbringing and how she empowered herself and came out the other side. Showcasing this how-to meets autobiographical approach to her writing style, Dana uses anecdotes from her personal experiences, shares what she's gleaned from these experiences, and offers insights on how to work through personal trauma in a step-by-step manner. It's actually pretty amazing! Just ask her.

"What I’ve learned through the process of self-exploration is that our personal empowerment is directly linked to our ability to look within and recognize that we are all interconnected and we are all essentially in this together. I learned that I didn’t just suffer; we all suffer. Our humanness is based in suffering and this suffering binds us and hopefully teaches us compassion for ourselves and others along the way. What I also learned is, at the end of the day, I and I alone am responsible for my own suffering, and when I begin taking the steps toward releasing that suffering, then I will truly feel empowered.

My hope is to educate the parents and children through my writing so that they can empower themselves and work together to create a new self-empowered, unity-conscious generation." ~ Dana Sardano

My Review:

A very personal self-help book that could benefit especially those who have suffered familial abuse. Raw, emotive, and angstful language makes this an in-your-face book.

The 10 ReCommandments are laid out in a good format that is easy to read. The author makes the effort to fully explain each concept in detail. If the reader is trying to take something from one of the ten, this approach is really helpful.

This isn't the first time I say this and it won't be the last...a parent who mentally and/or physically abuses a child gives up any right to be a parent to that child forever. There is a heinous layer of hell for the mother and father who are abusive.

A book that illustrates you can come from a very dark place and still find sunshine. As a self-help book, it will be there to help those in need. As a tribute to the power and glory of the human spirit, it is phenomenal. That the author could survive that upbringing shows how powerful a person she is.

My Rating: 5 stars

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Author Biography:

Dana Sardano is the owner, resident artist and intuitive at Ubuntu Fish Gallery in Stuart, Florida and partner and VP/Chief Officer of Curriculum+Content at:

Dana received her B.A. in Special Education in 1993, specializing in Behavioral Disorders (BD) for children K-12. Her career path quickly shifted into a learning specialist position, which evolved into the position of director of student development in a private college preparatory high school, where she was hired as a teacher of humanities and where she assisted students with organizational skills and study strategies to help them better adapt in the mainstream classroom environment. Dana also spent the bulk of her career mentoring teachers and assisting them with their curriculum, content and instructional practices to better educate the whole child. For many years, creating specialized curriculum and behavioral modification plans for teachers was her jam! She learned very early on in her career that behavioral issues, academic achievement, and personal accountability for both went hand in hand (in hand), and built an entire career in mastering an understanding of how to impart this understanding to others.

After picking up a paintbrush for the first time in 2015 since her childhood, in June 2017, she decided to retire from a 23-year career in education in order to fully embrace an artist's life and to model for her daughters the importance of listening to your soul's purpose by following your bliss. She spent two years honing her craft as well as developing her intuition and opened Ubuntu Fish Gallery in September 2019, two years after she took her leap of faith from traditional education.

Experiencing for herself and offering for others a more creative and spiritual form of personal growth and development at Ubuntu Fish Gallery, Dana has never felt more alive and has made it her mission to help others do the same.

During Dana’s time as owner/resident artist and intuitive at Ubuntu Fish Gallery, she figured out how to merge her greatest strengths—her intuition, leadership skills, educational experience, and artistic ability—and currently guides people to lead more empowered lives through her intuitive guidance sessions, private groups, and written works on that very subject matter.

Dana has also written and illustrated a book combined with a workbook for children called Veda Finds Her Crown, centered around chakra health and development to help aide teachers, parents, and caretakers who are educating the whole child. She has also followed up Ten Recommandments for Personal Empowerment with Beyond the Ten, Decoding the Woo Woo, an autobiographical account of her own spiritual journey, written with the hope of demystifying spiritual practices by presenting them in an understandable and practical way.

Dana’s goal with all of her writing is to act as a bridge between the mainstream and the metaphysical communities so that those on the quest for personal growth and development can do so without being deterred by fearful and biased conceptions of spirituality. Her hope is to educate both the parents and the children so that they empower themselves and work together to create a new self-empowered, unity conscious generation.

Dana’s role at Uniquely U. is to assist the like-minded U-Instructors of the Uniquely U. community so that they can embody their truest essence and galvanize themselves and others in a multitude of uplifting and self-empowering ways so that they can do the same for others.

For more information about Dana Sardano, Ubuntu Fish Gallery, and Uniquely U. go to and

In Florida? Stop by Ubuntu Fish Gallery and say hello!

Ubuntu Fish Gallery

508 SE Osceola St.

Stuart, FL 34994

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Reviewed by: Mr. N


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