I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Be Feel Think Do: A Memoir by Anne Berube Ph.D.
on January 1st 1970
At the age of 23, modern-day shaman and inspirational speaker Anne Bérubé’s life was interrupted by a near fatal car accident and mystical experience. Trapped in the car, unable to breathe, she had a vision that forever realigned her life’s trajectory. The following years were marked by chronic pain, emotional turmoil, and malaise, through which her journey of introspection and personal transformation would eventually lead to profound insights around self-healing, inner peace, and soul-realization.
In her inspirational memoir, Bérubé explores her journey of learning how to prioritize being and feeling in order to experience life richly, fully, and true to her soul’s calling. Bérubé opens her heart and her mind to the universe’s wisdom, providing guidance and comfort to those who feel at the precipice of change and awakening.
This is one amazing story. I absolutely loved the first portion, which is the memoir but was pleasantly surprised when I got to about 50% and found that there was more to this than just Anne’s story.
As fabulous as it is, and I do think that spiritual and self-help books are fabulous, I was a little disappointed when I thought this was just going to be a memoir and nothing that could help point to the way to get readers on the right track too. So, my disappointment was cleared away when I got to part two!
Anne’s story in itself has a lot of reasons why she went the route she did, even when making mistakes. I love that she does not try to sugar coat the problems that she had, and that she still has to work at being a spiritually honest person. No one is perfect, even our favorite gurus! That said, she goes into her background and how cut off from her emotions she is. It made me want to cry for her multiple times.
Once I got into the second portion I was really excited. I could already see parallels in our lives and the things I could learn from her but the second half is when it gets into the real nitty gritty and how to change. I love change! I just love working on myself and making a better person out of who I am. That said I almost always feel unfulfilled. This is about how to become fulfilled without all of those outside references. And seriously outside references are the bane to who we are.
I was so happy reading this. With 2016 being a whirlwind of disasters and 2017 being wonderful but also bringing about some serious complications, I felt that I needed this right now. It was extremely easy to read with some new techniques that I had not yet heard of. While she also brings about some techniques that have been talked about in psychological circles for a few years.
In short: This is an amazing read. I was so happy with the beginning but even more so with the second half. Now to go apply this to my life!
|Overall:||5 / 5|