Friday, January 10, 2014
Book: Power Words by Sharon Anne Klingler
Amen! That is the first power word that comes to mind for this book review (after realizing that it means, "this is so"). I have loved words deeply for quite some time, but this book has opened my eyes to so much more detail regarding the words we choose and the energy that results. The simple exercises the author uses to let the reader actually experience the energy of various words are great and enlightening! We should ... wait, erase that.. poor choice of word energy. May we all choose our words carefully and enable ourselves to live out our best intentions.My copy of the book now has a rainbow of notes, highlighting, and doodles for easy future reference to the areas that encouraged me the most, along with several dog-eared pages. As Klingler states, "seeking new words doesn't only change your vocabulary, but it also changes how you see and define yourself and your world." I thought I had been pretty cognizant with my word choices prior to reading this book (based on affirmation practices, focus on intentions, etc), but this book has broadened my awareness regarding how words impact us and how some words that are often considered to be positive in nature may not always be what they appear.
The author's in-depth descriptions, exercises, and insights are well worth the time invested with this book. I have also noticed a difference in my interactions with my children based on the words I choose when speaking with them. Klingler gives a welcome new perspective to the power of words. I have already recommended this book to friends and family!FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from Hay House Publishing for this review. This review is unbiased and reflects my honest opinion of the book.