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Life Is Full of Sweet Spots: An Exploration of Joy

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Explore and connect with the niches and nuances of the earth, the sea and sky, our bodies, minds and souls--the places where joy resides. Come away with new understanding of life and how its beauty and powers make us inwardly hum, how gardening or stargazing, touching something wild, listening to the sounds of silence, learning and loving, just simply being, all feed our e ...more
Paperback, 284 pages
Published March 7th 2013 by Abbott Press
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Edwina Callan
Disclaimer: I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

A wonderful book to keep on the nightstand, as a relaxation aid.
Shirley
May 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Mary O'Connor has gathered personal stories, quotes, photographs and other resources on what brings us joy. She starts the book with an exploration of the joys of nature found in earth, sea, and sky. The next section of the book explores the joys found in our senses of sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell. She concludes with an exploration of the joys that affect our minds and souls. Here she discusses wonder, giving, and the spirituality of life. I loved the book from the very beginning and en ...more
Trully Sunee
Jul 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
LIFE IS FULL OF SWEET SPOTS
MARY O'CONNOR
ISBN: 1458208036/ ASIN: B00BURYJ5O
March 8, 2013
Abbott Press
www.abbottpress.com
287 pages
Hardcover $27.13/ Paperback $13.13/ Kindle Edition $3.99
Genre: Self-Help/Inspiration

Being able to read about people I knew of from history that were inspiring and yet able to have stories that showed they had different obstacles in their life and how they were able to find peace and also share with others in such a prolific way is the first thing that stood out about thi
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Elizabeth (Stuffed Shelves)
Jun 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The only genre I believe fits the book the best is, self-help. Mary O'Connor has done plenty of research on how our body responds to being in nature, by absorbing it all in using all five senses.

Twenty minutes is all it takes to appreciate all that the Earth has to offer, according to Professors Rachel and Stephen Kaplan at University of Michigan. It's surprising to me, that it only takes twenty minutes to have nature produce a relaxing affect on the body. Studies have been done that prove diffe
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Jennifer
May 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I always know a book is good when I have lots of dog-eared pages at the end of the reading journey, and such was the case with Life Is Full of Sweet Spots. There are so many pieces of wisdom in this book—so many pieces of JOY, really, since that is what the book is all about. From physical places of discovery to imaginative places of wonder, from our own backyards, to the depths of our souls, this book not only helps you find JOY, but allows you to see it more clearly in your everyday life. Tyin ...more
Linda Mcmanus
May 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
The book brought me peace and joy! Made me relive a lot of things I enjoyed doing in my youth and reminded me of my enjoyment even tho I am not able to enjoy or experience them now. I especially enjoyed part 3, The Spirituality of Life. I have a lot of joy in my life with my family and I do believe it is a necessity in life. Proverbs 17:22 "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit doieth the bones." I, also, was grateful for the More to Explore section of the book. I would r ...more
Margot Larson
Mar 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Life is Full of Sweetspots is a great book for those of us who are seeking to find beauty and expand our interests. The author, Mary O'Connor, shares with us where people have found joy in every day places. This has been very helpful to me as I adjust to retirement and want to fill my life with passion and purpose.

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