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Beautifully written and bathed in joy, this inspiring & uplifting book is saturated in hope & drenched with grace & truth. A terrific read!

This nimble and thoughtful book encourages readers to “get to an evolution of your spirit, mind, and soul” via honest introspection and examination. In short, easy to digest chapters, the author explains the who, how, why, where, and what of doing just that, often undergirded by examples from her own life.

Using “approachable stories” supported by “script tips,” the author uses metaphors and analogies to convey her thoughts. She encourages readers to read slowly and thoughtfully, taking their time to mull over and ponder the writing with an eye toward looking at the “examination mirror with introspection and illumination in full view.”, she urges readers to honestly answer the questions that follow each story in this gently faith-flavored narrative, written to “get to an evolution of your spirit, mind, and soul” via honest introspection and examination.

For example, when a major move from New York to Florida threatens to throw her for a loop, the author chronicles how her Christian faith was her rock. This includes daily nature walks – “just God, nature, and me” - and Qigong, which coordinates body-posture and movement. Also reaching out and building community. Choosing a word for the year to meditate on. Deep breathing and growing her spirit, mind , and body.  

At just over one hundred and twenty pages, this “bite sized book” is an agile read. It’s also a cogent one. Evocative prose encourages readers to “take a long sober stare within, be kind to yourself … while allowing truth to illuminate what mindset repair, renewal, and restoration is needed.” Real life examples and practical applications are included.

It would be difficult to select just a few stand-out chapters from this solid body of work. But exceptionally strong chapters include “heroes and sheroes" in Short Supply, Light a Match and Wear Morality, My Problem, and Some Things Are Cultural. Also It Is Written, Help The Poor (it’s not what you may think) and aloe in Being Used. All gently urge readers to confront and deal with oneself in “a loving, compassionate way” while asking some pretty pointed questions. It’s not for the faint-hearted. But for those willing to put in the time, attention, and effort, this book could very well be life-changing.

Indeed, Evolve to Vitality is one of the year’s best. It’s a terrific read. Beautifully written and bathed in joy, it’s also saturated in hope and drenched with grace and truth. The style is highly readable and engaging as well as thought-provoking. It’s a learning experience as well as a wake-up call.

Yea, verily. Anyone who’s vertical and breathing will enjoy this lively and engrossing read. Insightful, uplifting and penetrating, it’s the kind of book you can read in an afternoon. But why do that? Because this book isn’t a sprint. It’s a warm and thoughtful journey of discovery that’s meant to be read as a contemplative stroll. It’s something to be savored slowly. It's a book to return to again and again. It's also never too late to start. Now would be good.

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Library Board Member. Communications & Marketing Prof'l. Interests incl: Historical, Christian, Literary Fiction. Action/Adventure/Outdoors. Children's/ YA. Select Non-Fiction. Inspy. A frank but fair reviewer, Kristine averages 300+ books/year in a WIDE VARIETY of genres on multiple platforms.


About the author

My name is Tonja McNair. I am a Clarity Life Coach, Author, Speaker, and Entrepreneur. For many years I helped people look good on the outside as a licensed cosmetologist. Now, I help and support people being well from the inside out as a Life Coach. I love people and I like to see people win! view profile

Published on October 25, 2022

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