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.
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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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