Monday, February 22, 2010

Recovering The Self: A Journal of Hope and Healing (Vol. II, No.1)

Edited by Ernest Dempsey
Loving Healing Press (2010)
ISBN 9781932690835
Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (1/10)

I always have to have something available for me to read.  If I find myself with nothing to do and nothing to read, I feel lost.  Sometimes this forces me to purchase a magazine that would be the paper equivalent of junk food.  Then I feel guilty.  With "Recovering the Self," I am pleased to report that no feelings of guilt were induced while reading. Instead, I found myself relishing each page of the journal.

"Recovering the Self" is full of articles written by inspiring authors about a variety of topics.  Many of these topics involve people taking back their power to recover from issues such as child abuse, anorexia, depression, and cancer.  These are just to name a few.  There is also poetry, fictional stories, book reviews and movie reviews.  I found everything printed in this journal to be of value. 

I also find it inspiring to read about people who become empowered to change their lives or the lives of those around them.  I like that each article has information listed about the author and a website to follow up on for more information about the topic.  This allows readers to delve further into information that they would like to pursue.  For myself, I now have a list of websites to refer to, and a list of reading materials to follow up on.  

"Recovering the Self: A Journal of Hope and Healing (Vol. II, No.1)" is highly recommended reading.  It can be read and enjoyed in one sitting, however, for people who do not have a lot of time to read, it will be perfect for them to be able to bookmark and read the articles as time permits.  Enjoy.