LIFE QUEST by Morgan  Duzoglou

LIFE QUEST

A Transformational Journey
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KIRKUS REVIEW

A debut self-help workbook focuses on balancing the mind, body, and soul.

The goal of Morgan Duzoglou and Robert Duzoglou in this manual is to offer readers greater clarity, direction, and control in their life odysseys. The first realm they cover is the mind, encouraging people to identify their positive and negative thought processes and analyze their effects. By becoming more aware of thoughts and values, readers can turn their minds into powerful tools as they journey through life. The second topic the authors discuss is the body. They emphasize the amazing things that the body is capable of doing and suggest ways to amplify its energy, such as meditating and recognizing the center of energy. Finally, they expound on the soul, helping readers identify “soul experiences,” unexplainable moments of connection with God and others. Embracing the idea that “what you measure you can manage,” the authors include several useful “checkpoints” throughout the book that provide deep self-assessment questions and space to record answers. For example, “Write down one predominant thought that repeats itself daily. Try to get to the root of this thought.” Most chapters also have a “Caution Bubble” of something to watch out for, like the warning to stay away from paths “fueled by selfish or egotistical needs.” The brevity of the authors’ insights makes their advice very easy to comprehend and remember, even when exploring abstract concepts like the soul. Creative wordplay also makes the lessons memorable, such as using the word “in-sight” to describe the discernment of thought processes because “your mind is quite literally in sight.” Most of the wordplay is natural and illuminating (for example, “in-sight” and “limit-less”), but some examples seem stretched beyond obvious interpretation (“come-pass” and “identi-fly”). The book is evenly balanced between reading material and writing opportunities, and the self-assessment questions are creative, enlightening, and highly beneficial. This guide is an excellent resource for getting to know yourself holistically through examining and improving the mind, body, and soul.

Concise messages packed with meaning that can be readily applied using well-crafted self-assessment questions.

Pub Date: March 6th, 2018
ISBN: 978-1-5043-9909-8
Page count: 108pp
Publisher: BalboaPress
Program: Kirkus Indie
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