“Every woman, at one point or another, has wondered “Why is this happening to me?” If you’ve ever blamed yourself for an affliction caused by another and wondered if you‘d ever survive on your own, then Fabulously Fifty and Reflecting It -Discovering My Lovable Me is the book for you. I’ll show you how to pick yourself up and dust yourself off in a quest of personal growth and development. – Tamara ElizabethWhen Dorothy Thompson of Pump Up Your Book: Virtual Book Promotion asked me to participate in author and life coach Tamara Elizabeth’s (Moximize Me), blog tour for her book Fabulously Fifty and Reflecting It! Discovering My Lovable Me,I gladly accepted.It seemed to me that during this economic downturn, this message has been lacking. Everybody has been so focused on surviving financially that nobody’s had the ability to focus on the inner self. The economy is improving, things are looking up, and the time has come.
Tamara discusses many important issues for women in this book, which is written in a workbook format. Finding the answers for yourself will empower you, whether you’re 20 or 50.
Mother Theresa’s “Courage of Prayer” is quoted at the beginning of the book, and it captures the essence of this book. I quote it for you here:
The Courage Prayer by Mother Teresa
There is a light that beckons you forward and it comes from within
you. Embrace it.
Don’t try to hide in the shadow of fear it casts behind you.
For if you are committed to finding the courage to live with an open
heart, there is no greater way to love others, or to love yourself, than to
fulfill your unique potential, to express your unique greatness and to
become the unique leader you have it within you to become.
Finding the courage to be a leader and touch the lives of others in
ways that only you can do, is the most profound act of love, and
service, and significance.
Dare to want more from your life and to dig deeper into yourself to
experience its mystery, its richness, and its sacredness more fully.
For when you do so you will see with greater clarity just how
universal we all are.
And sensing that we are all part of a bigger whole, you will come to
know, perhaps for the first time, that your life is truly holy, and
that it is not just your responsibility to honor the sacred within
you, but your obligation.
This is the truth that speaks from my heart.
I invite you to open yours to receive it.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.”
Posted by Kathy Holmes @ http://flipflopsandfabs.blogspot.com/
“What a brilliant book! First of all, let me say that although the title says “Fabulously Fifty And Reflecting It”, this wonderful gem by Tamara Elizabeth will help every woman to discover her “Lovable Me”, as the subtitle suggests, regardless of her age, background or experience.It is not a typical self-help book, it is not a typical workbook, and it is not a typical book of essays. In Fabulously Fifty And Reflecting It!, the author combines her life experience with supportive coaching tools and exercises that encourage the reader to search inside her soul and find her own journey to self-love, balance and harmony.
Life is not a fairy-tale, life is real. It’s your life and you’re living it right now. There’s nothing to wait for, nothing to postpone, and most importantly, there’s nothing you cannot handle. You’re stronger than you think, and you’re worthy of everything your life has to offer. You just need to dig a little bit deeper to find the authentic, lovely and lovable you.
In her book, Tamara Elizabeth guides you through the past, present and future, courageously and fearlessly sharing her life experience, bravely pointing out the dark moments every woman goes through sooner or later, and generously offering her wisdom and coaching expertise to find your light and let it shine brightly. As the author says: “Within every woman, there is a wise and intelligent mind with brilliant ideas, filled with love, compassion, and kindness, unselfish thought, and endless thinking. Her name is Wise Woman, but she too is an endangered species.”
Fabulously Fifty And Reflecting It! is a brilliant book written with love, care and thorough understanding of women’s inner life. It is deep and enlightening but at the same time incredibly humorous, witty and fun to read. Its kind, warm irony makes the book a perfect companion and turns it into an honest, heart-to-heart conversation with a good friend who walks the talk and is not afraid to share her knowledge and experience with you – openly and without judgment.
Tamara Elizabeth’s words are like a warm, comforting, soothing blanket. This is a book you will read many times and often go back to for more guidance, support, love and understanding. I suggest you buy this book for your closest friends and then share your insights with each other over a delicious dinner or a cup of your favorite hot beverage. This is a women’s book written for all the fabulous women of this world who have a generous soul and giving heart, and who sometimes forget to be there for themselves.
No matter what you’ve been through, what you life circumstances are, what you’re experiencing right at this moment, and whether you’re happy, sad, full of joy or overwhelmed by grief, you will find a piece of yourself in this book, and through its pages you will have a magical chance to grow and get to know yourself like never before.
Last but not least, the paperback edition of Fabulously Fifty And Reflecting It! contains beautiful illustrations created by Zenija Esmits that will guide you through the chapters, adding to their charm and making you think even deeper about their message. The quotes that appear throughout the book have obviously been chosen with great care and attention to detail, and make the book an even more uplifting, inspiring experience.
I recommend Tamara Elizabeth’s Fabulously Fifty And Reflecting It! to every woman who longs to see her true reflection in the mirror of life and find freedom, courage, zest and a huge dose of moxie in her own heart”- Barbara Conelli, http://www.chiquenist.com/, Self-love Coach, Radio Show Host and Author of Chique Books – “Chique Secrets of The Dolce Vita”
“This is a fantastic book about facing the big 50 and how to come out with a postive attitude and a great feeling about yourself. Part workbook, part narrative, I found this slender volume to be one of the best books I’ve run across about the milestone year that everyone faces. I highly recommend it!” – Sharon Galligar Chance, http://sharonsgardenofbookreviews.blogspot.com/
“Fabulously Fifty and Reflecting It …a touching reflection of despair and vulnerability that took courage, strength and determination to shift from fear-based living to living with love. It’s so easy to empathize and feel the pain as one becomes absorbed in Tamara’s reflections. Her sheer will to rise above the “caged animal of fear” is inspiring. My favourite reflection is on Page 43: “I have learned that by loving myself, I have beaten the beast of FEAR into submission. The only thing I can have control over and change is ME.” How true. Thank you so much Tamara, not only for your wisdom, but for sharing it. This book is a beautiful gift to the world.” -Di Coop, Author of I Choose to be Free, I Choose to be Me … so can you
“Since I’m pushing fifty I thought this might be a good book to review. There are some days that I feel every bit of fifty I don’t feel fabulous. This book was written with the reader in mind. I workbook type book to assist you in your journey through life to find the lovable you. The author wants to help the reader see that is you have the desire in life they you can still succeed though the journey many not be easy. You’ll reflect into the past for what it was, and see the present who you are while looking into the path of the future. Each daily reading gives you the reader something to reflect on.” – Apple Blossom, 4 The Love Of Books http://www.myheartbelongs2books.blogspot.com/
The book is written very well, in a straightforward style that makes it easy for the reader to follow through the book, but also to jump to certain pages if they need particular inspiration. The quotes are appropriate and encouraging, adding to the appeal of the book. Your joy in writing this and the emotions behind it are clear and very stimulating. All in all, a great book for many.” – Mark Hooper, Editor www.angelediting.com
Fabulously Fifty and Reflecting It! – Discovering My Lovable Me “Loved your book- motivational- spiritual and empowering!” – Susan Lang Puckett