Title: The universe listens to brave
Author: Rebecca Ray
Genre: Self-help/ non-fiction
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Publication date: 26 March 2019
Synopsis for Pan Macmillan Australia:
This book of wisdom has been written for you: the ones who seek to live with more courage.
Reach for it when you’re setting an intention, making a big decision, doing the work of healing, grieving, creating or learning to love yourself, and you need reminding to keep choosing brave.
This is your invitation to leap into your most expansive life.
Dr Rebecca Ray is a writer, speaker and clinical psychologist. She invites you to contemplate your true self, in its bravest form: the self that is still asking questions. The self that is seeking wisdom. And the self that’s determined to stay open to the possibilities of a life inspired.
*Thank you to Pan Macmillan Australia for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review*
Happy release day to this beautiful book. Some of you are probably thinking a self-help book? This isn’t her usual gig? And you would be right, I don’t read many self-help books as a lot of them don’t call to me and don’t seem like they are what I need. However as soon as read the title and synopsis of this book I knew I needed to give it a go! You see I have always been someone who overthinks and therefore struggles to do the brave things. I was also diagnosed with anxiety and panic disorder at the start of this year and this book sounded like it could help or at the very least provide some inspiring words.
This book did not disappoint me right from the get go the reading experience is made special just from the visual beauty of the book. The cover is stunning, and the inside is just as pretty with pink monochrome pages throughout. It would make a great gift for a mum or sister based on the visual appeal alone.
Just like the physical appearance of the book the words within are just as beautiful and just as inspiring as I thought. Rebecca relates to the reader by explaining her own experiences with anxiety and trying to live life bravely. And the large amounts of quotes, affirmations and mantras throughout made me feel inspired and like I am not alone in any of the things I am feeling.
In conclusion, this book is absolutely stunning inside and out. I recommend it to anyone who struggles with living bravely or anxiety or really anyone looking for a hit of inspiration. The only reason this read is not 5 stars for me is because not every single mantra resonated with me. Which is fine! The words that did resonate with me have left a hopefully lasting impression. Which is why I am rating this read 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Do you read much self-help? Any recommendations? Do you use mantras or affirmations? What are some of your favourites? Until next time happy watching and reading!