30 Days to Thriving

Practical Inspiration for Reclaiming Your Hope & Health

Non-Fiction - Self Help
296 Pages
Reviewed on 12/18/2017
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Reviewed by Alyssa Elmore for Readers' Favorite

Is your life plagued with constant turmoil? Do you feel like you are trapped in your own secret hell? Are you ready to break free and experience a life of joy and hope? Thirty Days To Thriving (Practical Inspiration For Reclaiming Your Hope & Health) by Jennifer Zimmer is a heartwarming self-help book that takes the reader from the depths of despair to glowing with love and excitement. The author starts by telling her story, affirming that she is more than capable to coach you out of the dark hole in which you currently reside. Then she gives you simple and direct actions to take, one activity a day, for thirty days. The author encourages you to try each step and continue to use those that resound with you. With bonus success stories and lots of support, this book is certain to bring light to the darkest places and bless those that are desperate for change. Are you ready to live a happy, healthy life?

Jennifer Zimmer's 30 Days To Thriving (Practical Inspiration For Reclaiming Your Hope & Health) is a faith-filled self-help book. Reading this book was like hiring Ms. Zimmer as a coach. I felt like I had a champion beside me as I read; I felt more confident knowing that the author truly could identify with me because she too had experienced deep pain and paralyzing terror. This book is a must-read for those who live with someone that has bipolar disorder or knows someone suffering from it. Although bipolar disorder is not part of my life experiences, the root of what the author went through did resound with my own traumas; therefore, I know that this book can help anyone that needs a glimmer of hope. Hope and inspiration ring throughout this book; even when the author was relating her story. I was impressed with the writing, and even more with Jennifer Zimmer's attitude! I would recommend this book to those who feel they are stuck with no way out.

Jack Magnus

Jennifer Zimmer's 30 Days to Thriving: Practical Inspiration for Reclaiming Your Hope & Health is a motivational self-help book. Zimmer is a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach as well as an inspirational speaker and author. Zimmer had it all. She and her family had moved to the big island in Hawaii; something she had always dreamed about. Her son’s decision to leave after graduating from high school and return to the Mammoth Lakes area where he had grown up was disconcerting, but she and Peter, her husband, understood that their kids would grow up and make their own decisions. What rocked her to her core, however, was when her husband began to suffer from a profound mental illness. At first, she thought he was having a spiritual encounter, but the increasingly severe episodes made her realize something much more serious was happening. Trying to cope with his illness meant the family would move back to the mainland to Redding, California, and later Zimmer had to cope with losing her husband and best friend.

Zimmer’s own health suffered terribly as a result of the stress she was under until she was convinced that she was dying. When a surgeon announced his decision that she should have her gallbladder removed, she decided to rely instead on the advice of her naturopathic physician. She began to adjust her nutritional program, including going gluten-free, and found herself gradually regaining her health and feeling better than she had before. Inspired by these changes, she decided to enroll in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s one-year health coaching certificate. Within six months, she was able to take on clients as a student coach. In this book, Zimmer offers a thirty-day program that allows readers to take charge of their lives and health, with advice on eating, stress management, breathing and meditation, and spirituality. She shares her own experiences and that of her friends throughout the work.

Jennifer Zimmer’s 30 Days to Thriving is a most impressive work that follows the author as she coped with the devastating illness and eventual death of her husband and partner, and chronicles her inspirational recovery. She shares how she learned from her experiences and combined that with her training to become the effective coach she is today. Each of the thirty-day steps in her program is well-presented in a practical, easy-to-follow manner, making this book one that offers real promise to those who are motivated enough to follow through. I especially appreciated the information she shares on journaling, aromatherapy and eating for life. The final section, which includes inspirational stories about her friends and the challenges they’ve overcome, is also outstanding. Jennifer Zimmer’s 30 Days to Thriving: Practical Inspiration for Reclaiming Your Hope & Health is most highly recommended.

Karen Walpole

If you have ever felt hopeless, and who hasn’t, 30 days to Thriving by Jennifer Zimmer is a must-read. If you know someone else who feels like his or her life is out of control, share this book. If your physical health is poor and you can’t figure out why, this book can help. Zimmer begins by sharing the story of a very difficult time in her life. Stress from dealing with difficult life events, including her husband’s mental illness, caused her debilitating physical illness and depression. Doctors didn’t seem to be able to help and nothing she tried made a difference. What she discovered as she endeavored to reclaim her life and her health provides the basis for this very helpful book.

Jennifer Zimmer’s book, 30 Days to Thriving, tells the reader exactly how to climb out of despair, overcome obstacles and find joy in life again. The step by step and day by day approach is easy to follow and lets you take baby steps towards a new way of life. By understanding some basic information about endorphins and dopamine, anyone can make progress towards being happier. The idea Zimmer has about primary and secondary foods is brilliant. Taking care of your body involves more than one kind of nourishment. By changing to a new mindset and by doing the work outlined in 30 Days to Thriving, you can overcome hopelessness and despair. I recommend this book to anyone struggling with difficult life situations, unexplained physical illness or depression.

Kayti Nika Raet

Jennifer Zimmer's 30 Days to Thriving: Practical Inspiration for Reclaiming Your Hope & Health is a holistic guide to thriving in the midst of hardship, drawing on her own experiences of dealing with her husband's four-year-long battle with mental illness and the subsequent health crisis she went through herself. Zimmer tells the reader about how she was being consumed by hopelessness and the steps she decided to take to reclaim her health and peace of mind after the devastating loss of her husband. Coming from a strong Christian background, Zimmer hopes to advise anyone who feels that their life has completely spiraled out of their control, whether it's financially, physically or mentally, and the steps they can take to return to solid ground. By sharing her own personal journey, Zimmer shows that no one is alone in their tragedy, and provides the anchor they need to survive and eventually thrive.

I like that 30 Days to Thriving by Jennifer Zimmer is broken up into three parts. It makes for easy consumption and each part is further broken down to provide gems for all aspects of life, whether it's through food, mindset, or lifestyle. And while Zimmer has crafted such an engaging book that can be read in one sitting, she also provides content that is guaranteed to be reread and pored over. The final fifty or so pages are filled with testimony from various readers who implemented Zimmer's strategies successfully and returned, as Zimmer says, with the "will to unleash the mighty overcomer." Great for anyone looking for a change in their life.