When I was contacted by the author and offered a copy of the book for review purposes, I went and read up what I could find out about the book before accepting. I wanted to see if it was something I would enjoy reading. I was pleasantly surprised that although I initially thought it was about babies, healing and spirituality, I was very pleased to realise that this was only part of the book. I decided to buy the paper copy and it arrived the next day. I am impatient and although the author has now popped one in the mail for me, I was keen to read it straight away. I spend 4 hours over two days reading the book from cover to cover. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and I am glad I read it the way I did. The text is a convenient size and the book is not too long so it was a great read.
I love the style that Maya writes in. It was easy to follow and entertaining. I could tell throughout she was a caring, serious person but also carefree, funny and most of all loved her life, even with the difficulties she faced, she had an inner strength and determination and most of all never gave up hope.
Like in most books you can read some things between the lines, I could tell that Luca was her rock, she speaks so openly about some issues that I found really refreshing and touching. Her issues with her family are similar to my own with my family and probably many other peoples issues as well. Her struggle with her illness must have been really hard to bear but also like many people we have other issues that are challenging, it is how we deal with them that is important. I found her previous relationships familiar too in my own personal life and had to smile at some of the decisions I have made too. Many of mine were not great either 🙂
I think with age we learn what is important and what isn’t. Her struggle having her baby was a very uplifting story and the length we go to when we really need to have something that is very important to us. In her case it was having a child, in my case it was getting sober in 2004. It is all relative and we all have similar struggles but they are just different things.
I laughed many times in the book and liked her honesty, warmth and truth about people and her own attitude towards things like her driving or towards her collegues and friends, it was both funny and a bit too close to my own behaviour that made me smile. Her very rare use of a bad word was funny because I may be wrong but I think I can only recall twice the use of a “swear word” hehe but both times they were used to emphasise something that was best used with those words.
What I got out of this book is that we are all in control of our own lives, we do rely on others to help us along the way but we also bear the scars of our past especially our early years growing up. We inherit all this baggage and it is unfair to dump it on the next generation. In Maya’s case she works hard to bring her little girl into this world and be the best mother she can be and Luca the best father he can be.
There is a lot of emphasis on energy healing and I found that very interesting as well as some of the places she visits on her quest for healing and holiday places she visited. I have made notes of some of the places and look forward to visiting them one day.
For anyone thinking of reading this book, I would say you will feel uplifted and be full of hope, especially if you are going through a difficult time with any issue, not just the issues mentioned in this book. I really enjoyed reading it and have now given this copy to my daughter to read.