Customer Review

5.0 out of 5 stars Useful, practical and delightful., 22 Oct. 2013
This review is from: Everyday Alchemists Happiness Handbook (Paperback)
At the time of writing this book Natalie Fee is a thirty year old single parent with an eight year old son - living in a different town from any family support. She admits, with glorious courage, in the pages of the book, that she is seeing a therapist. Her life is evidently challenging and difficult and it is that that, for me, gives her book credibility and genuine expertise. This book is not, refreshingly, written my an American from California and full of the same old cliché's from someone who believes that they have all the answers. But by a joyful, intelligent young single parent in Bristol who is finding solutions on a day to day basis and sharing her finds with the reader.

Her assumption (and she is correct in this according to all the great spiritual masters) is that happiness is our natural state if only we can de-clutter the nonsense in our heads and get our of own way. She has a particular interest in energy which interested me.

So this book is a series of reflections, suggestions and stories that make a great read for anyone interested in reflecting on the experience of happiness, (which is evidently not linked to any external events.)

As an author Ms Fee is also highly readable. She writes as if she is chatting to you and hers is always a joyful, upbeat and optimistic voice as she discovers more and more ways to work her `alchemy' and turn the challenges of everyday life into gold.

This book would also make an excellent `primer' for someone who has never considered this subject before. She is constantly encouraging and friendly - admitting her own failures and celebrating her successes with the reader. She introduces various meditation practices and practical steps that the reader can introduce into their lives. Each section is about 2 pages long and I found myself turning over the corners of pages (a crime in book reading) where I found an insight of particular value.

So I recommend Ms Fee's little book as being a great conversation and by the end you'll be ready to dive into her excellent, `further reading and resources' section.

His Holiness The Dalai Lama says that, `the purpose of life is to be happy.' This being so there is no more important subject and Ms Fee's book is a joyful contribution. Buy it, read it, and see what you think by adding a review here.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

4.8 out of 5 stars (16 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (13)
4 star:
 (3)
3 star:    (0)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
£8.99
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Location: London

Top Reviewer Ranking: 139,292