FeaturedSelf-Help & Self-Improvement

Doorways to Transformation: Everyday Wisdom for the Creative Soul

By

Loved it! 😍

Offering bite-sized ways to make significant improvements, this is the perfect self-help book for creatives, big and small

The last two (plus) years have been challenging for the best of us. Lockdowns, 24/7 global news coverage, crises after crises, current affairs have taken a huge toll on even the most resilient of individuals, let alone the those of us who are prone to succumbing to negative thoughts and letting them play out into the everyday.


Against this backdrop Karen Kinney enters into the ring with her new book Doorways to Transformation, a self-help guide that aims to restore self-belief and confidence to the reader by means of personal mediation. Each chapter opens with an inspirational quote and closes with reflective questions or prompts to encourage the reader to broaden their horizons and apply the learnings on that topic to their unique situation. Of the 37 bite-sized chapters few go by without a nod to a personal experience linked to the topic in hand.


That's what I like about Kinney, she brings a very real and relatable touch to this book by bringing in her own personal experiences (and challenges) from her relocation from America's Los Angles to the city of San Miguel de Allende in Mexico.


The digestibility of this book also appealed to me. I'm a busy woman at the best of times and there are days where five minutes to myself can seem an utter luxury. The brief nature of the chapters meant I could pick this up and quickly flick to the relevant section before diving straight back into the hustle and bustle of daily life. Kinney even states in the introduction that there is no order to how the chapters should be digested, that their placement should be seen more as a guideline; music to my ears!


For anyone looking for a mid-morning alterative to coffee, Doorways to Transformation is the perfect pick-me-up. Caffeine, in paper form.


AEB Reviews

Reviewed by

I've been blogging since 2014, showcasing the best hidden gems in publishing on my website. When it comes to me, it’s not a proper cup of coffee without a book and not a proper book unless I've (somehow) spilt coffee all over it.

Transitions

About the author

Karen Kinney is an author, visual artist, and teacher. Currently living in Mexico, she has pursued a multifaceted art career and has taught about creative freedom and inner transformation around the globe. Her new book, Doorways to Transformation, is a guide to spiritual and creative growth. view profile

Published on May 15, 2022

30000 words

Worked with a Reedsy professional 🏆

Genre: Self-Help & Self-Improvement

Reviewed by