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"Simple Acts of Moving Forward" - Book Review

  • 2003 27 Dec
"Simple Acts of Moving Forward" - Book Review

Author:      Vinita Hampton Wright
Publisher:  Shaw Books

At one point or another we’ve all been in that rut that we just can’t seem to get out of. It’s the uncomfortable feeling that makes you want to throw your hands up in exasperation and yell to those around you, “Help! I’m stuck!”

Author Vinita Hampton Wright has written a tidy little guide for those of us who just cannot seem to get over the proverbial hump that’s keeping us stagnant. In "Simple Acts of Moving Forward," Wright admonishes the reader to use creative ways to break the cycle of monotony. She segments the 160-page book into six easy-to-read chapters, or “acts” as she calls them, on creativity, daring, generosity, healing, integrity and joy.

The book is a short read for those tight on time and handy to breeze through when another round of inspiration is needed. Readers are encouraged to brave the unfamiliar, from such simple works as volunteering in a hospital to more brave feats like performing in public in order to spark new emotions or insights. "Simple Acts of Moving Forward" delivers just what its title promises, and, if applied to life, the basic principles championed here could be the catalyst for massive forward motion.


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