About The Author:
Cindy Georgakas has worked in health and wellness for over thirty years. She is also a writer, blogger and much more. She started her career in wellness offering personal training, leading health facilities and teaching workshops. Later, she opened her own aerobics studio and has continued to expand.
For more about the author please click here.
My Thoughts On Re-Create And Celebrate By Cindy Georgakas:
I am sure many of my readers already know Cindy. She is a brilliant blogger and quite loved by the WordPress community. Re-create And Celebrate is her first book and I personally know how much care, time and love she has put into it. So, I am really happy to finally share my review of it.
I don’t read too many books that have to do with self-care and it’s a genre I have little experience with. But knowing that Cindy had written this book, I was actually excited to give it a go. However, as I began reading it I noticed something. Although Re-create And Celebrate is about self-care it’s also so much more than that. It’s about one woman’s journey through life, her experiences and what she has learnt on her way to where she is now. And she is happy to embark this wisdom upon us, her humble readers.
“Creation comes forth when we are still and quiet enough to hear the answers.”
I loved the book overall but there were two things that truly stood out to me that made the book even better. The first was the questions she poses to the reader in each chapter. Some of those really made me think long and hard. The questions weren’t particularly difficult or anything. In fact, most were seemingly simple. But no one had asked me these before and I had never thought to answer them when it came to working towards my goals. I think someone asking us these questions is so beneficial because it helps us see things from someone else’s perspective.
“We need to remove the smokescreen in order to see what it is protecting us from.”
The way she would relate her personal experiences and stories was the second aspect I appreciated the most. I could really identify with a lot of what she stated, which gave me the impression that I wasn’t alone. For example, what she says about the importance of prevention is something I deeply feel strongly about too. I’m all for prevention over cure when it comes to health. Yes, some health issues are unpreventable but so many aren’t. And I’m glad she mentioned that because it’s something a lot of people still don’t fully grasp.
“… Doctors are a godsend when we have a disease, but it is our job to prevent getting sick… to the best of our ability…”
Lastly, I wanted to add that the reason I don’t read a lot of self-care books is because they are riddled with toxic positivity. Something I am strongly opposed to. But Re-Create And Celebrate By Cindy Georgakas is nothing like that. Yes, it’s about leading a positive life but also about learning how to process the negative in a more positive way instead of repressing it altogether which some books suggest. This book is so much more realistic and down-to-earth, much like the wonderful Cindy herself.
“None of us make it without obstacles: it’s as simple as that, no matter who we are.”
I want to end this review here because I don’t want to give away too much of the book. But I want to end by saying that I loved the book. You can tell how much energy she has put into it. And I know that first hand because I saw just how much she put into this book even when she had so much else going on in her life. It’s well written, easy to follow, interesting and most importantly it’s written by someone who truly understands the importance of wellness and self-care. Everybody experiences ups and downs in life. But there is a big difference in our attitude and how we deal with those ups and downs. And the manner we decide to proceed in the face of these ups and downs always has a significant bearing on the results.
“Dropping out was not ever an option in my life. We were taught to complete what we started, which did have its merits.”
Re-Create And Celebrate By Cindy Georgakas teaches us how to achieve our goals, face difficulties head on and learn how to truly love ourselves and put ourselves first. Amongst so many other important lessons. For anyone interested in mental health, self-care, wellness and healthy living, I would go out of my way to recommend this book. Even if you don’t particularly enjoy this genre, give this book a try because it will really help you lead a better life. Do yourself a favour this mental health month and treat yourself to this book.
More On The Book:
Cindy will be having a book launch party on 20th May and anyone interested in joining is encouraged to do just that! Details will be revealed soon so keep an eye on her blog for that. Re-Create And Celebrate By Cindy Georgakas will be released May 20th, 2023. Again, more information on how to purchase the book will be shared by Cindy on her blog. So stay tuned for that as well.
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134 thoughts on “Re-Create And Celebrate By Cindy Georgakas”
Nice review! I’ll be checking out the launch
It really was. Hope to see you! It’s actually on Sat. May 20th, next Saturday. Hope that works. We’d love to have you Gina! 💞
Definitely do and thank you!
I can’t thank you enough for your wonderful review that truly captures the essence of what this book is about. I am moved by your high praise and recommendation of my book, especially during Mental Health Month. Your candid honest review with captions from my book truly are appreciated. The fact that you took the time to read it and found the questions worthy of your time to go deeper to look beyond the surface truly exemplifies your open minded and infamous spirit!
Thank you beyond words. I hope your followers enjoy it. You are a gem!
Thank you so much! I absolutely loved reading your book and was so happy to review it and share it with others. I’m sure my followers will love it 😊
I haven’t read any self help books so far, except probably several from Ryan Holiday. Other than that, I read none of it. I was thinking of reading –I forgot her name– a popular self help author, but I couldn’t start it. I don’t know. I need to feel connected. And as you say, feel that it is not really positive just for positive sake. You have written a very interesting book review and it piques my interest.
Thanks so much. Yeah, a lot of self-care books aren’t for me and it’s not a genre I am a huge fan of. But this book was really great and shared actual insight.
Hi, I haven’t heard of Ryan so thanks for the introduction. I wonder if it was Brene Brown? She’s actually awesome. I’m happy to hear my book piques your interest and hope you will get it a read. I hate “self help books” these days too lol but have read a lot of them in the day. This is truly a teaching memoir. Great to meet you. 🙏🏼
Wow, you are right. Goodness. You are good. Yes, Brene Brown. I put her books on my wish list but I never get around to read them. LOL. Yes, your book sounds interesting.
Congratulations to Cindy! 🎉This book will add many values, especially to our health. ☺
Yes, I am sure it will!
That is so kind Chris! Thank you so very much! 🥰
You are welcome
A big congratulations to Cindy. What a lovely review Pooja. Sounds like a fabulous book and an author with a unique perspective. Thanks for sharing with us! Hugs, C
Thank you so very much Cheryl! Pooja did do an amazing job with this and I’m most appreciative. I appreciate your words and grateful to Pooja too! ❣️
Thank you and it absolutely is!
Congratulations to Cindy☺️
Great review, Pooja💛
Thanks Vidah! I agree with you, Pooja did an amazing job! ❣️
Thank you 😊
A great review, Pooja – glad you enjoyed the book!
Thank you so much!
I sooo agree.. most Grateful! 🙏🏼
Wonderful review Pooja. Cindy is really a wonderful person, so wise and kind.
I think she did an amazing job as well Sadje.. and thank you so very much for your kind words! 💞
It’s always a pleasure
Thanks and she truly is.
heartiest congratulations to dear Cindy. She is truly a remarkable individual 🤍🤗
Thanks for such a wonderful review, Pooja. 🤍
Thanks and yes she is 🤗💕
awww thanks so much Destiny!! 💗
Always a pleasure 🤍
I want to read the book
and she told me it’s available on Kindle
I will check it out.
Best wishes to CG
Do give it a read, such a fantastic book.
I’ve find it on Amazon
It will be available on 20th may.
I don’t have a Kindle, so need to see a friend who loves reading book online.
I was thinking maybe a book will be available, but CG told me e-book is available for now.
Try using the Kindle app, that’s what I do.
Not available rn ..
It’s saying on 20th may.
I wish there was a paperback option.
I love the feel of holding a book.
I understand, I think paperback will be available after 20th.
I asked her, she told it might not be available in India.
I’ll wait 😀
Oh no, hope it is though since it’s on Amazon and I want to order it from India too 😅
So happy you can read it on kindle but do promise to do the steps D! 💗
I really enjoyed it which surprised me since I’m not a big fan of self-care books.
Congratulations, Cindy, and thank you for the wonderful review, Pooja! I am a big fan of self help books and look forward to Cindy’s book.
Thank you and I’m sure you’ll love the book!
My pleasure, Pooja!
Thank you so much Eugi and I’m with you on Pooja doing a great job on the review. Oh I’m so happy you’re going to buy it Eugi! TY! ❣️
My pleasure, Cindy!
Loving the quotes from this book you share and your amazing thoughts on this poignant narrative! <3
Thank you so much! 😊
I agree Layla! ❣️
Great review, Pooja! Cindy, I am so excited for you. ❤️
Thank you! 😊
You are welcome. 😊
What a lovely, heart-felt review. Best of luck, Cindy, with your tour.
Thank you so much, glad you enjoyed the review.
She did do an amazing job .. thanks again Jacqui! ❣️
Thanks for a great review Pooja! You did very well highlighting what resonated for you.
Congratulations to Cindy! Happy Book Tour!!
Thank you so much!
I so agree Suzette. She did a fabulous job and thanks again so much Suzettte!! 💞
Always a pleasure, Cindy!
Well, that settles it! I’m sold! 🙂
You absolutely should get the book, it’s fantastic! 😊
You are too funny and kind! 🤣❣️
Cindy is a lovely person, and I love your review. I particularly like the way you categorized your thoughts. I haven’t read the book yet, but it is definitely a must-read for me. I look forward especially to reading her questions. I’m sure they are simple but deep. Thanks again for your review, Pooja.
Thank you so much, glad you enjoyed the review. And yes, Cindy is absolutely wonderful. I’m sure you’ll love the book as much as I did.
I’ll find out on the 20th.
Awww thanks Marsha! She did an amazing job for sure and I’m grateful to you both. Thanks for your support!!!! I’m so appreciative. 💗
My pleasure. 🙂
Congratulations to you both!
Thanks so much Dawn❣️
Thanks for the tantalizing review, Pooja! <3 Cindy is filled with positive energy, kindness and wisdom. I am sure her book will be very uplifting, and I look forward to reading it!
I second that Cheryl! ❣️You’re the best and I’m so appreciative of your support always. Birds of a feather. 💗
Thank you and I so agree. She is such a wonderful person and her book is truly incredible!
Nice to meet you Pooja and just really loved what you had to say about Cindy’s new book. What a wonderful review that makes a potential reader like myself, who also (by the way) is not usually into self-help books, to really get excited about reading Cindy’s unique version of a self-help book, which as you have said, is much more than just that…it is the beautiful, unpretentious wisdom that Cindy has learned in her years on earth. Congratulations to you for this well-written review, and hope it affects others who read it as it has affected me!!
Thank you so much, I’m so glad you enjoyed the review. Yeah, I think this book is great even for people that may not particularly read self-help books. It’s very rational, down to earth and actually helpful.
I’m sooo glad you two connected Karima. Awww and you’re so wonderfully supportive and I’m truly honored by your words as I always am. I hope we see you at the launch party next Sat 8 a.m. pst my friend!!! 💗
Awww I will try my best..that would be fun:) Much love and good wishes for success with this book Cindy:)
Oh great but no pressure. 💗 Thanks as always! but here you go in case you can.. xo 💞
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It sounds like a unique book for the genre. I’m quite averse to toxic positivity, too. The quote about disease prevention resonated with me as well because I’ve long thought the western style of medicine is mostly backwards (and it sounds like you both agree). I’ll happily buy a copy!
It’s out on the 20th so definitely do that! Yes, I feel the same way. I think cure is great when something is not preventable but the focus should truly be on people leading healthy lives so as to prevent as much as possible. I love how Cindy approaches this topic and health in general. I’ve chatted with her many times even minus the book and I love how balanced she is when it comes to health/wellness. I don’t like how some books have crazy, irrational ideas. I much prefer rational, down to earth books like this one. Sorry about the rant lol.
Thanks for sharing this amazing book. Congratulations to Cindy.
Happy to share it. Thanks for commenting.
Thanks Anita! 💗
Hi Pooja, it’s nice to meet you through Cindy. I’m not big into self-help books either, but I look forward to reading her book after reading your fabulous review, and from simply knowing her in this wonderful community. I also love the quotes you shared.
Congrats to Cindy for an exciting kick-off for her book launch! ❤️👏🏼🎉
It’s so nice to meet you too, thank you for coming over to read the review. I found this book to be so different from the usual self-help books and I loved that and I’m sure you will too. 😊
I’m so happy you have connected. Aww thanks Lauren. Much appreciated! 💗
From your review, the books looks like one worth reading.
It’s definitely worth a read. I would highly recommend it.
A beautiful review of a beautiful book!
Thanks and it truly is a beautiful book!
Nice review. Book sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.
Thank you so much. Have a great weekend too and the book is absolutely fantastic for sure.
Wonderful review! I don’t like self-care books which tell me what to do assuming they know what I’m going through but Cindy’s book sounds lovely. Also, I like how she writes so,I’m definitely picking it up.
Thank you! Yes, her book is quite unique just like her since it’s much more realistic about its approach to self-care, health and wellness.
I agree, Cindy’s extensive experience in health and wellness shines through in her writing, and it’s great to see how much her book resonated with you.
I’m sure her upcoming book launch party will be a fantastic event. Looking forward to this amazing book.
Yes, she’s very qualified for this book. She has a lot of experience in this field.
Your review of this book has totally convinced me to read it. 😌
You absolutely should, it’s such a great book 😊
The smokescreen quote stood out to me in this wonderful review of Cindy’s book. It definitely seems like a promising book.
I love that quote too and it’s one of the ones I have highlighted. I would definitely recommend the book.
A very nice review of Cindy’s book!
Thanks, glad you enjoyed it!
You are welcome!
A very thorough review of Cindy’s book…i am looking forward for the release date.
Thanks so much, I’m sure you’ll enjoy the book very much.
I’m sure i will as Cindy is a brilliant poet.
She is, I love all her writing.
Well if I wasn’t already excited about Cindy’s book coming out, I certainly am after this glowing review! Looking forward to the launch!
The book is just amazing, you’ll love it!
“…it is our job to prevent getting sick…” This quote is eye-opening, Cindy. I’m looking forward to your release day. Wonderful review, Pooja. Have a fabulous day!
Thanks so much and have a fabulous day too!
Great review, Pooja. The book sounds like a keepsake. Congratulations to Cindy. I’ll have to catch up with the launch later.
Thank you, it’s such a great book. I would highly recommend it.
Thank you so very much Jude. So much appreciated! I will be on board with yours too when I can catch my breath. Couldn’t open what you sent.. xo 💗
A wonderful & an honest review of the Cindy’s book, Pooja 💫
Thanks so much 😊
It’s my pleasure ✨
Thanks so much.