My recipe for life consists of a little bit of this and a little bit of that borne from my life experiences. Usually, when I use all of the ingredients and steps I end up with a pretty good product. SometimesI can still fail. It is this failure to succeed all of the time that helps remind me of my humanity and the fact that I am not perfect. From new author Dolores Ayotte comes a bakers dozen of insightful tips to getting through life. In "I'm Not Perfect and It's Okay".
Ayotte presents readers with a means to a better life. Ayottes conversational style makes her feel like an old friend giving advice. With exceptional ease, readers are taken through a recipe for healing, beginning with love for themselves. Readers are reminded to keep lifes recipe simple, being sure to add a cup of laughter, two cups of forgiveness, and a dash of silenceresulting in several goods sure to make life easier. Each step is personal and easy to incorporate into daily living, made memorable through real-life stories and quotes the author has found helpful on her own journey to happiness. This inspiring collection is truly beneficial to readers young and old as they realize that "I'm Not Perfect and It's Okay".
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I am a wife, mother and grandmother. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in psychology as well as teacher certification in Canada. I also have taken courses in human relationships and effective communication. Although, my primary focus has always been that of wife, mother and now grandmother, I have held a variety of jobs including elementary school teacher, telephone operator and bank employee. I am now retired and spend half the year with my husband in a retirement community in Arizona. For the remainder of the year, I enjoy our children and grandchildren.
In my early thirties, after two severe bouts of depression, I first attempted to write a self-help book. On looking back, I now realize that I needed more experience in order to do so. My books are not fiction although I do incorporate quotes and anecdotes to add to the creative flavor of my writing. Basically, my books are based on fact and my own personal healing journey. The baker's dozen (13 steps to a happier self) that I refer to in the subtitle of I'm Not Perfect And It's Okay is based on the actual skills I developed along the way to better cope with my life. All of my books are written in a more "do as I do" philosophy based on my own travels in trying to figure out how to better cope with life's trials and tribulations. Each step that I have recommended, I have actually incorporated into my life. When I have an off day, as we all do, I still browse through my own recommendations. They continue to revive my drooping spirits when necessary.
My greatest desire has always been to share my ideas so that others may benefit as well, if only in part, as they choose the steps that may apply to their lives. In life, I have been given so much. My first book, as well as my second, Growing Up & Liking ~ The Donut Holes (13 more steps to a happier self) are my way of giving back in some small way. I sincerely hope that you enjoy reading them just as much as I have enjoyed writing them.
If you had a mother who shared her wisdom with you then you are blessed. If you did not have a relationship like that, then pick up I'm Not Perfect and It's Okay. You will be wonderfully blessed! ~ Author Laura Davis
...recipe for a better life to be pleasant, helpful and encouraging. I'm Not Perfect and It's Okay is an easy book to read, gentle on the spirit, that feels like a personal letter just for you. It includes many inspirational quotes that have encouraged the author over the years. ~ Christian Writer Janet Sketchley
This is a useful and practical book that I would recommend for those who tend to think that life has given them a raw deal. It offers better ways to look at that raw deal and to rise above it.
~ Christian Author Donna Dawson
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Book Description Tate Publishing, 2009. Perfect Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111606047817