March 15, 2014

Forgiveness: 21 Days to Forgive Everyone for Everything {Self-Care Saturday Book Review}

Let me start by saying that I had heard of Iyanla Vanzant before reading this book, but I wasn't really familiar with her work and didn't know what to expect. Overall, I have to say that this book seemed a bit too esoteric at first. The idea of using "tapping" - which is a form of acupuncture that doesn't use needles - didn't seem like it's related to forgiveness, and for me there was a disconnect.

Having said that, the daily exercises were good. This book requires a commitment to do a lot of work - 21 days in a row as a matter of fact - so make sure that you're ready to commit before you jump in! Each of the 21 exercises is quite involved and I was never really convinced that the "tapping" was effective, so I found it to be really quite tedious. If you want to really give it a try, I'd recommend a hard copy of the book, too, because the kindle version makes it a bit difficult to use. You have to keep jumping around in the book to use the tapping exercises and even when you bookmark the page in kindle, it's not an easy .

I have always said that there are some people in this world that don't deserve to be forgiven. The author addresses that beautifully as she explains that forgiveness doesn't mean that you agree with, condone or like what happened, but instead you accept that those things had to happen in order for you to learn what you needed to learn. It's an interesting idea!

Overall, I would say that there are some bits of information in this book that were very helpful to me and there were some bits of information that I just could not relate to. It's worth reading!

I received an electronic copy of this book from Hay House for review but the opinions are all mine.


  1. I hadn't heard of Iyanla Vanzant prior to reading this post but the book sounds interesting. While I'm a lot better than I used to be, I do have some more work to do on learning to forgive and forget. I'm always told that my standards are too high and that I set other people up to disappoint me.

    1. Is that possible? To have your standards too high? If you don't have high expectations, then how will you ever get what you really want?! I'm pretty sure that we all have more work to do on learning to forgive and forget. Thanks for stopping by!

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