A Life Cycle: A Guide to Healing and Rediscovering Yourself


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A healing journey that will release you and give you wings. A must read.

When I first got the ARC of this book I was fascinated by the book cover which is so pleasing to the eyes. The watercolor image drew me in and I was drowned in the most healing journey I've ever had. It is not just a page turner in terms of content but the poems will definitely resonate with the readers.

Poetry is not for everyone but Nicole Asherah's work does not need one to think too hard. This book is therapeutic at its best. The poems are not just relatable but also easy to comprehend. At times a reader might feel that the real depth of certain poems is not being experienced. But Asherah's work compensates since even those poems can be understood on a broader concept. Each poem gives its reader the opportunity to pause, unwind and reflect.

The book is divided into four sections, namely, The Shattering, The Healing, Light shines through and The Loving. Starting from a sense of anguish when one loses oneself it goes on to unraveling the layers of trauma which hide the root cause of self. It goes to discovery of hope and joy, and learning self love. I found this book at one of the hardest phases of my phases and reading it I felt I had a companion helping me heal through my wounds and scars and helped me find myself. It was comforting to know that I was not alone in this suffering , thereby making it all the more personal. Asherah's poems gave the reassurance I needed to heal myself in slowly.  

As the poems move from darker aspects to lighter one feels as if a burden has been lifted from the heart. Yet it does not mean that one will not read darker poems in between. Just as life has rain and rainbows, this book is interspersed with deep and though provocative poems. The book is a short read but it is like visiting your therapist.  

I loved Nicole Asherah's writing style which is not just unique but also hauntingly beautiful. Looking forward to reading more of her works. 

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About the author

Nicole Asherah is an artist, poet, and photographer who discovered her work has the ability to help others heal their emotional and psychological wounds. Asherah uses this skill to help others come closer to the emotions they experience in order for them to name, process, and release them. view profile

Published on March 14, 2022

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Genre: Poetry

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