As a Multiple Sclerosis patient, it has become necessary for me to reinvent myself. I have ... and continue to ... refuse to lie down and die, or in this case, follow the normally prescribed drugs and treatments that do nothing to defeat my disease. I am not only surviving by pursuing alternatives, I am thriving. I do the things specialists told me I would never be able to do. I walk and hope to one day even run regularly. I retain my cognitive and creative abilities for the pleasure of my readers. Although you may never see me on my daily walk, you are welcome to read my novel(s) and in doing so, come to ask yourself, "How can the 'out of the box' protocol she has followed, help my loved one with an autoimmune disease like Multiple Sclerosis?"

Life is Too Short Collection Review

This is not the kind of book you will usually find me reading. I'm generally the romance reader, not the sappy Harlequin types but the romance with a touch of humor, inspiration, intrigue or even time-travel. I'm not sure if that is because I'm a professional reviewer of those genres or if I'm a reviewer of those genres because that is what I generally gravitate to. Probably a touch of both.
Whether you are a woman, a wife, or a mother this book is one you will relate to. Actually those who have a significant other in their lives that fits into one or more of these roles will enjoy this book as well. Connie has a way of adding humor to those sometime difficult roles from a personal perspective.  The book is broken up into sections for easy referencing although it is an enjoyable read, with more than a few tidbits of wisdom generously sprinkled in, from cover to cover.
What woman (or man) can't benefit from these self-help nuggets? Whether it is learning to find joy in the moments that make up our sometimes bumpy journey in life, learning to appreciate the differences that make men/women relationships what they are, or reaching for the ideal mother that somehow we expect ourselves to be(and never quite managing the miraculous feat.) Connie Sokol puts it all into perspective and manageable bite size pieces to accomplish the goals the reader didn't know they even had. This collection stands as proof that sometimes--life is more entertaining than fiction and certainly worth the effort to make it better. This book undoubtedly deserves a  ***** (5 star rating).
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