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Ignite Your Light

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I recently read Ignite Your Light by Jolene Hart. I love mindfulness and embodiment so this book's promise to help define my energy and understand the factors that influence it was intriguing. Overall I thought this was a cute book and a quick read. I took the quiz in Chapter 1 and didn't fall into any one category, so I browsed each section (divided up by time of day when you're most "energized"). I didn't gain any solid takeaways, but I vibed with the language Hart uses so it was still a fun read. One big turn off for me were the recipes: I'm in recovery from an eating disorder, so that's a big chunk of the book I had to skip over (green juice is not a complete breakfast!). I would recommend that you check this book out at the library but not necessarily buy your own copy.
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This is the first self-care book that I have actually read from cover to cover. A book that I will go back to time and time again.  I will be ordering a physical copy. 

A timely read right now.
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I loved this book. I have been delving i to more self care rituals and this book would be a great addition to my library. I loved the information about what energy is and ways to harness it. The recipes were a great addition as well and I plan to make some of them in the future like the half now half later smoothie
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OH. MY. GOSH. I literally felt like this book was exactly what I needed. So well written with real life examples of what you can do to better your life with recipes, breathing exercises, yoga exercises, etc. I have never rushed to a website of a author to devour as much information as possible after finishing a book and feeling so connected. I highly recommend this book. I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.
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Inspirit, uplifting, creative and motivating, this book does an excellent job of delivering more than it promises. It's a feel-good book, with lots of ways to start implementing self-help insights and action steps into your life from the very first pages. I liked this one a lot and will hang onto it so that I can dip back into it on days when I need a lift. Nice job, Jolene Hart, and thank you to NetGalley for sending me a free ARC in exchange for review.
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As someone who's interested in learning ways on how a person could improve their own emotional well-being, this book definitely pulled me in, which was why I requested it on Netgalley in the first place. There are lots of methods the author has written about, from music to food (and there are multiple interesting recipes listed within) to crystals and many other things one can do to keep the positive energy and vibration going throughout the day. Jolene Hart gets quite personal as well, going through different questions with answers of her own that prompts readers themselves to fill up themselves.

Sadly, I had to read this in the PDF format, which means that everything is in a huge mess. I don't usually do this, marking an ARC down because of its format (although if I could, I would avoid PDF files at all cost as it really ruins my reading experience while I try not to let it affect my review), but in this case, there are pictures and beautiful fonts of different colours used. And you can imagine how it'd look in the PDF format on Kindle: a big, big mess. Super tiny pictures; fonts and their illustrations to make them look fancy skewed. They are supposed to make readers enjoy reading it more, but it just didn't work out. It's apparent that the publisher did nothing about this formatting before sending it to Netgalley. It's terrible. It stressed me out.

And boy, oh boy, does this ARC have lots of missing letters. Instead of 'off', I'm only left with an 'o'. Or 'offer', becomes 'oer'. I honestly have no idea what happened to all the 'f's. It might be lost with all the skewed designs. Maybe it's in a different font? I have no idea. But that also ruined my experience. It kept mentioning a 'refer to page TK', and I absolutely have no idea what page TK means. So I'm really left confused.

One last tragedy: there is not a single citation or reference to all the studies Jolene Hart herself has mentioned. Just writing out 'One study shows...' does not help in trying to convince the skeptics at all. If I were one of them, I would have rated this a 1 star. But since I did enjoy the content to a certain extent, 3 stars it is. With citations, I would have enjoyed this even more, as reading further is something I would have loved to do with topics like those mentioned by the author.

I really hope that this book gets a proper edit. With citations.
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" Ignite Your Light" was a great read. This book you will come back to again and again, with pages marked up. Full of wonderful suggestions for creating your best self. Improving your lifestyle. You won't be sorry in buying this book for yourself and family. 

Thank you to publisher and NetGalley for the eARC
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Well written and with strategies for energising yourself . All suggestions are scientifically backed and the author manages to make these both easy to read and enjoyable. I will return to this book time and again.
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This is one of those books to be read slowly and savoured.  It is like a buffet, some suggestions will really appeal to you and others won't.  It is about finding what works for you.  Full of great suggestions for creating and conserving energy and working to your best throughout the day.  Some snippets will make a huge difference if applied, and all of it is food for thought.  You will be questioning how you function throughout the day, what are your best times, and how you can improve your lifestyle.  It is quite a long book and I think best read slowly so you can digest and experiment.  A good idea and a well written book.
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