Tuesday, April 23, 2013

BLOG TOUR/GIVEAWAY: The Life is Too Short Collection by Connie E. Sokol

 

Life is Too Short Collection

Are you looking for a fabulous life boost today? The Life is Too Short series is just what you need. Written by Connie Sokol—mother of seven, author, speaker, and amazing matching sock finder—these humorous self-development columns give you just the right amount of fun and functional. Originally written for a major newspaper and magazines, you can now enjoy the entire collection in one book. Put your feet up and laugh as you relate to time-tested tips on being a woman, wife, and mother. You'll learn the cozy stuff of how to adjust expectations, have faith in your dreams, and lighten up in motherhood. And, you'll learn a few life skills such as easy spring cleaning, simplifying the holidays, and creating successful goals. It's the perfect gift for any woman! Short, funny, insightful, these quick power columns are ideal anytime, anywhere, to rejuvenate your mind and soul.

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  Review from I Love to Read & Review Books:
For some laughter therapy read this book! I LOVED the funny stories in each chapter followed by a LIFE TIP to help you put into practice the things you just learned...and as an added bonus...there is a BOOK PICK to further your enlightenment on the subject.
 

Author Connie Sokol

Connie Sokol is a mother of seven, a national and local presenter, and a regular speaker at Education Week. She is a monthly contributor on KSL TV “Studio 5,” and regular blogger for KSL "Motherhood Matters." She is a former TV and radio host for Bonneville Communications, and columnist for Deseret News and Utah Valley Magazine. Mrs. Sokol is the author of several books including the award-nominated romance Caribbean Crossroads, the 8-week Challenge program of Faithful, Fit & Fabulous, Life is Too Short for One Hair Color Series, as well as talk CDs and podcasts. Mrs. Sokol marinates in time spent with her family and eating decadent treats.

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REVIEW

Life is Too Short is a delightful collection of stories and thoughts on being a woman, a wife, and a mother. Being a woman often involves high amounts of stress, a strong dose of perfectionism, and a great deal of guilt.  Sokol effectively points out that none of these things are helpful or contribute to society in a positive way.  And if we as women aren't happy or satisfied, those around us aren't likely to be either. In a series of essays designed to help the reader find ways to cope with the craziness of life, the author explains that no woman is perfect and that weighing ourselves down with guilt and perfectionism just makes things worse.

I appreciated the humor and honesty that punctuated these essays. Somehow it is incredibly comforting to know that I'm not the only one who has days where everything goes wrong and I nearly lose my mind.  It's also reassuring to be reminded that sometimes the best one can do is to 'just relax' and let things go. At the same time dreams are meant to be lived. 

This book provides a light-hearted but important reminder that life is meant to be lived and enjoyed today, not just tomorrow.  That joy and happiness can be found in womanhood, wifehood, and motherhood despite the disasters and frustrations. I highly recommend this book to all who feel that life is getting the better of them.
Tour Giveaway

$25 Amazon Gift Card
Ends 5/7/13

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer http://www.iamareader.com and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
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