Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite
Empower Yourself Through Your Memories: Use the Lessons From Your Past to Create a Happy Present and Future is a nonfiction self-help book written by Frank Healy. Healy is a licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Life Coach. In the first two books of his series, Heal Your Memories, Change Your Life and The Ultimate Guide to Healing Your Past, Healy focused his attention on showing readers how to recover from hurtful memories of the past and how to gain insight and knowledge from those memories. In this third book, he shows how those memories can proactively be used to empower yourself and be used as a basis for building your optimal future. Healy’s own exceptionally fine memory was instrumental in motivating him to develop these skills. Rather than being bombarded by memories from every day of his life, he learned to sort his memories in such a way that painful, happy and mixed memories were stored separately, but later realized it was better still to use those painful memories as healing tools. In this book, he shows readers how to use them as “defining moments,” and he includes his own inspirational story as well as those of his clients.
Frank Healy’s nonfiction self-help book, Empower Yourself Through Your Memories, had a particularly intriguing premise for me. As someone who remembered events from each and every day of his life, how was the author able to keep from being overwhelmed by those memories? Healy’s book is filled with well-presented and useful tips for not only protecting yourself from those past memories, but actually utilizing your emotional and intellectual responses to them to achieve your goals, unencumbered by past expectations levied upon you by others. I especially appreciated reading his own and his clients’ stories on how they did just that based on the methods he describes in the book. Healy’s book is well-organized, and his instructions are clear and easy to work with. Empower Yourself Through Your Memories: Use the Lessons From Your Past to Create a Happy Future is highly recommended.